Friday, January 31, 2014

EILIDH SHARES 3rd PLACE IN PORTUGAL AFTER ROUND 3

Renfrewshire's Eilidh Briggs has moved into a share of third place with one round to go in the Portuguese women's open amateur championship at Montado Golf Resort, on the Costa Azul, south of Lisbon.
But Eilidh and English youngster Inci Mehmet who is also on the one-under 215 mark look to have too big a leeway to make up on the joint leaders over Saturday's fourth and final round.
Two Spanish players, Luna Sobron, beaten in the final of the British women's open amateur championship last year, and Silvia Banon Ibanez have surged five shots clear of the field on six-under 210.
Kilmacolm's Eilidh has had rounds of 73, 71 and 71 and, with five players on 215, she faces tough competition even to finish third, which would be a very good achievement.
Scottish champion Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) had her best score yet, a two-under 70 after a pair of 74s and her 218 tally has her in joint 10th position.
St Andrews' Lauren Whyte (St Regulus) also hit good form for the first time in Portugal with a 71, a mark improvement on her earlier efforts of 76 and 81. She is on 228.

PORTUGUESE WOMEN'S OPEN AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
Montago Golf Resort, Costa Azul.
LEADING THIRD-ROUND SCORES
Par 216 (3x72)
210 Luna Sobron (Spa) 71 68 68, Silvia Banon Ibanez (Spa) 69 69 72
215 Eilidh Briggs (Sco) 73 74 71, Inci Mehmet (Eng) 70 71 74, Emma O'Driscoll (Ire) 73 74 68, Virginia Elena Carta (Ita) 72 69 74, Natalia Escuriola Martinez (Spa) 74 70 71
OTHER SCOTTISH SCORES
218 Alyson McKechin (Sco) 74 74 70
228 Lauren Whyte (Sco) 76 81 71


Posted by Carol

BEETLE DRIVE ARRANGEMENTS FROM YOUR VICE CAPTAIN GILLIAN KYLE

Hi Everyone,

Thank you so much for accepting the invitation to the Beetle Drive on Sunday February 2nd.
Here are the arrangements which you can pass on to the others you are bringing along.

We hope to start the actual game at 2pm and Val Lawrence, Carol McInally and Doreen Mainds are kindly giving up their time to come along to display their jewellery, handbags and tablet respectively. The doors of Ralston Golf Club will be open from 1.15pm to allow you time to browse their wares and hopefully make a purchase. (There will be time later in the afternoon too.)

There will be envelopes on the tables for collecting the £5/head entry money for those who have yet to pay.

Raffle tickets will also be on sale before 2pm and during the break-priced £2 a strip or 3 strips for £5. Many of the professionals of our Renfrewshire Clubs have kindly donated a raffle prize as have many of our ladies, so hopefully everyone will go home with a prize!

Looking forward to fun-filled Sunday afternoon!

Regards Gillian

Thursday, January 30, 2014

EILIDH AND ALYSON ARE DOING WELL IN PORTUGAL

Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) moved up to a share of fifth place at the halfway stage of the Portuguese women's open amateur championship with a one-under-par 71 at Montado Golf Resort.
That put the Stirling PE student on level par 144 - six shots behind the leader by three, Spain's Silvia Banon Ibanez who has had a pair of 69s.
Kilmacolm member Eilidh birdied two long holes - the second and 17th - and two short holes - the eighth and 12tyh. She bogeyed the third, 13th and 15th.
Scottish champion Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) repeated her first-day 74 for 148 and a share of 13th place.
The Paisley player birdied the fifth and 17th but bogeyed the seventh, eighth, 16th and 18th.]
Lauren Whyte (St Regulus) slumped to an 81 for joint 47th place on 157.

PORTUGUESE WOMEN'S OPEN AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
Montado Golf Resort
LEADING SECOND-ROUND SCORES
Par 144 (2x72) Length 5,474 metres
138 Silvia Banon Ibanex (Spa) 69 69
141 Virginia Elena Carta (Ita) 72 69, Inci Mehmet (Eng) 70 71
142 Luna Sobron (Spa) 74 68
144 Eilidh Briggs (Sco) 73 71, Natalia Escuriola Martinez (Spa) 74 70
145 Gabriella Cowley (Eng) 71 74

SELECTED SCORES
146 Bethan Popel (Eng) 72 74 (T8)
147 Lucy Goddard (Eng) 73 74, Emma O'Driscoll (Ire) 73 74 (T10)
148 Annabel Dimmock (Eng) 78 70, Paula Grant (Ire) 77 71, Alyson McKechin(Sco) 74 74 (T13).
149 Sarah-Jane Boyd (Eng) 76 73, Olivia Cowan (Ger) 78 71 (T17)
151 Mary Doyle (Ire) 78 73, Chloe Rogers (Eng) 76 75 (T22)
152 Becky Harries (Wal) 76 76, Rochelle Morris (Eng) 77 75 (T27)
156 Chloe Williams (Wal) 78 78 (T45)
157 Emma Allen (Eng) 78 69, Lauren Whyte (Sco) 76 81, Charlotte Austwick (Eng) 78 79 (T47)


Friday, January 24, 2014

BRENDA AND FIONA ARE INTO THE COUNTY WINTER FOURSOMES FINAL

Due to difficulties finding dates in February and yesterday (Thursday)  being a day when they were all available, Brenda Conway and Fiona Armour (Renfrew)  played Maureen Cook and Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle) at Renfrew. 
Drier than when Brenda and Fiona's quarter final tie was played on Saturday the four still had to contest with some squally showers in amongst periods of sunshine.  
However, it was even muddier than Saturday so slippy underfoot at parts. Anyhow they all battled through the adversities with Brenda and Fiona winning 5 and 3.  They all enjoyed a hot lunch afterwards.
Thanks go to Fiona for the report

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

BRACELET BAGS AND BEETLES


Could you also please donate to the raffle on the 2nd. Bottles ideally and can be left with their own club Professional if they cannot come on the day. Gill aims to be collecting from all the Pros on 30th and 31st.

We are holding a Beetle Drive at Ralston GC on Sunday 2nd February, 2014 to raise money for County Funds. ---- 'Entitled 'Bracelets, Bags and Beetles' .

Val Lawrence and her Jewellery, Carol McNally and her Bags and a Beetle drive for FUN. Cost £5 per person. Tables of 4 or if unable to get table come in 2's.

Names to Gillian Kyle or Jean Irvine  as soon as possible. --- OR

PLEASE HELP THEM BY SUBMITTING YOUR BOOKING ON THIS FORM ---CLICK HERE

FORM RESPONSES --- CLICK HERE

Monday, January 20, 2014

SOME UP TO DATE NEWS

LOOKING FOR SOME RECENT NEWS  ON EILIDH BRIGGS AND IONA STEPHEN ON THE ORANGE BLOSSOM TRAIL, THE SLGA AGM, GREENLEES AWARD TO NANCY MACGADIE AND MORE -- THEN GO TO THE WEST OF SCOTLAND WEBSITE
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SEMI FINALISTS OF THE WINTER FOURSOMES

Brenda Conway and Fiona Armour (Renfrew) played Heather Anderson and Liz McHale (Caldwell) on Saturday (18th) at Renfrew GC and Brenda and Fiona won 3 and 1.

They all deserved medals for persevering through the rain and mud but despite all this Liz still managed to chip in at the par 3 third for a birdie. A great shot !

Fiona apologised that she had no photos of the bedraggled rats at the end. They just wanted to get inside and order lunch !!!

The Quarter finals are now all completed and Brenda and Fiona now play Denise Cowan and Maureen Cook of Ranfurly Castle and the other semi final is between Jennifer Graham and Carol Smith (Haggs Castle) against Jean Irvine and Agnes Williamson (Ranfurly Castle)

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

WISHING ALL RLCGA MEMBERS AND WEBSITE READERS A HAPPY NEW YEAR -- PLUS GET YOURSELF A NEW YEAR BARGAIN




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Ski and Outdoor Clothing sale this weekend.
Half price skiwear and outdoor clothing sale at Ranfurly Castle Pro Shop 

Friday 3rd Jan to Sunday 5th Jan 2014 

Ladies, men's and kids Catmandoo clothing

One weekend only !