Thursday, April 28, 2016

RLCGA PAST CAPTAIN JEAN BROWN HAS DIED AND FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS

Some memories of Jean Brown - Click to enlarge
It is with great sadness that I have to announce the death Past RLCGA Captain Jean Brown of Erskine Golf Club on Monday 25th April.
Jean was champion of Erskine 7 times (1964, 1965, 1971 and 1973 -76) 
She was runner up in the RLCGA County Championship 3 times - 1967,1970 and 1973 with Heather Anderson winning on each occasion. 
Captain of RLCGA - 1975 - 1977
Played for the Scottish Vets Team on numerous occasions
Lady Captain of Erskine G C - 1980
Was a County Team player for many years and in : 
1981:Represented Renfrewshire in the Scottish County Finals- won by Northern Counties finals at Douglas Park — Renfrewshire was runner up 
1982 : Renfrewshire won the County Finals at Peebles when Wendy Cameron was Captain — It was said young boys were keen to caddy and all the officials thought they would go after the young ones, but no, they wished to caddy for JEAN BROWN as she was such a character !

Her great County "partner in crime" was Mae Noble of Erskine (who now lives in Elie) and both were seen on many occasions, before and after county medals and matches, playing the fruit machines and having much laughter and fun.
Both Jean and Mae were eventually dropped from the County Team in 1988 when Eileen Gibb became Captain and tossed the two old stalwarts out to let way for younger blood!!
Past Captains in 2007

In 2007 Jean attended her last Past Captains lunch at the County Championship at Erskine and watched Megan Briggs tee off against Clare-Marie Carlton (now MacCauley ) in the final - Megan won. -- Sheila Goudie was the starter - CLICK HERE TO SEE SHORT VIDEO - apologies for poor quality !!

Jean was still able to meet the late Dorothea Hastings and many of her friends for lunch on many occasions at Erskine golf Club , but unfortunately her failing sight put an end to her golfing talents.

She will be sadly missed by her family and friends  - FOR FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS  -- CLICK HERE

RENFREWSHIRE'S TEAMS FOR THE WEST CHAMPIONSHIP.

The Senior Team for the above Championship will be Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm), Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) and Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle). The best 2 gross scores out of the 3 will be counted.
The Junior Team will be Anna Mackenzie (East Renfrewshire) and Charlotte McCluskey (Whitecraigs). Unfortunately only 2 girls were available so both their net scores will be counted.

The Individual Trophy will be contested by all the 26 entrants, of which 13 are representing Renfrewshire which is fantastic! Let's hope the snow stays away!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

WEST OF SCOTLAND CHAMPIONSHIP DRAW



West of Scotland Championship
Bonnyton Golf Club
Sunday 1 May 2016
12pmSusan WoodEilidh Briggs
12.07Megan BriggsEmma HaleLesley Lloyd
12.15Catherine MalcolmGillian KyleKirsten Brown
12.22Laura McGeachyJulie WilsonSusan McGrenaghan
12.30Carol WhyteJanice PatersonFiona Rattray
12.37Lorraine CampbellSara McCorkellJoanna Scott
12.45Carol FellGillian McGinlayCharlotte McCluskey
12.52Liz StewartLorna McClymontCarol McNally
1.00Donna JacksonMary ScottAnna MacKenzie





Please note access to the club is via Newton Mearns (New Humbie Road)  or Humbie Road from Glasgow Road just before Eaglesham - no access through Eaglesham village.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

EILIDH HAS A REASONABLE ROUND IN HE LAST DAY OVER ROYAL TROON

Shannon McWilliam, 16-year-old from Aboyne, was the leading Scot at the Helen Holm Trophy finishing tied 18th on 227 with rounds of 72, 75 and 80 (41-39) for 227. She had no birdies over the windy Royal Troon links and had a double bogey 5 at the short eighth plus six bogeys.

Last year, Shannon finished third after leading the field with six holes to play.

Second-best Scots were Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) and West of Scotland's Hazel MacGarvie (Troon Ladies) . 
Ailsa's rounds were 76-79-74, Hazel 78-75-76.

HELEN HOLM SCOTTISH WOMEN'S OPEN AMATEUR STROKE-PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP

Rounds 1 and 2: Troon Portland. Round 3: Royal Troon
LEADING TOTALS
Par 216 (3x72) SSS 77 77 77 CSS 79, 80 (r/o), 80 (r/o)
217 O Winning (Rotherham) 73 72 72
218 O Mehaffey (Royal Co Down Ladies) 67 74 77
219 M Dunne (Skerries) 71 73 75
220 L Lundqvist (Swe) 69 72 79
221 B Popel (Long Ashton) 74 71 76, A Bailey (Kirby Muxloe) 72 72 77
223 M MacLaren (Wellingborough) 72 79 72, L Horsford (Wimbledon Park) 75 75 73, N Banovec (Slovenia) 73 74 76, B Garton (Royal Lytham) 74 72 77.
224 E Esborn (Swe) 70 79 75, M Lockett (Huddersfield) 76 72 76, J Ross (Queens Univ) 70 73 81.
225 C Ryan (Castletroy) 73 77 75, C Frankish (Chart Hills) 71 79 75, H Muse (W Lancs) 75 73 77, P Grant (Lisburn) 70 76 79
227 P Finlay (Vicars Cross) 76 77 74, S McWilliam (Aboyne) 72 75 80
228 F Moork (Swe) 75 79 74
229 A Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) 76 79 74, G Clews (Delamere Forest) 79 73 77, H MacGarvie (Troon Ladies) 78 75 76

OTHER SCOTTISH SCORES (West of Scotland players in bold)

231 K Brodie (Strathmore) 77 76 78,
232 E Briggs (Kilmacolm) 73 80 79
233 K Wright (Stranraer) 79 76 78
234 J Free (Gullane) 77 78 79, T Mactaggart (Minto) 78 76 80,
235  G Batty (Moffat) 77 80 78,
237 K McIntosh (Broomieknowe) 76 80 81, J Farrell (Cardross) 72 78 87
239 G Macdonald (Craigielaw) 80 77 82
241 E Hale (Troon Ladies) 79 81 81, C Goadby (St Regulus) 76 79 86,
244 H McCook (Grantown on Spey) 82 79 83, J Rankine (Haggs Castle) 81 76 87
247 J Mackintosh (Hazlehead) 76 85 86
248 J Saxton (Muckhart) 79 81 88

To read the full report go to Kirkwood Golf Website

And for all the total scores -- CLICK HERE


WELL DONE TO EILIDH AND JENNIFER

Saturday, April 23, 2016

EILIDH AND JENNIFER MAKE THE CUT FOR THE FINAL ROUND OF THE HELEN HOLM TROPHY

Many congrats go to Eilidh Briggs and Jennifer Rankine who have both made the cut for the final round tomorrow of the Helen Holm over Royal Troon.
Jennifer had a great second round to be spoilt a little with a double bogey at the last with a 76 - (4 under the CSS). Eilidh had a very good first round of 73 but unfortunately ran up an 8 today which spoilt her round.
We wish them both an enjoyable and successful day tomorrow over the "BIG COURSE" -- British Open 2016 -- Do come along and support.
To read more -- CLICK HERE   

SECOND ROUND SCORES - QUALIFIERS 
par 144 (2x72): SSS 77, CSS 79 (Rd 1), 80 reduction only (Rd 2)

141 O Mehaffey (Royal Co Down Ladies) 67 74, L Lundqvist (Swe) 69 72.
143 J Ross (Queens Univ) 70 73 
144 A Bailey (Kirby Muxloe) 72 72, M Dunne (Skerries) 71 73
145 B Popel (Long Ashton) 74 71, O Winning (Rotherham) 73 72 
146 P Grant (Lisburn) 70 76, B Garton (Royal Lytham) 74 72
147 N Banovec (Slovenia) 73 74, S McWilliam (Aboyne) 72 75.
148 M Lockett (Huddersfield) 76 72, H Muse (W Lancs) 75 73 
149 I Mehmet (Royal Mid Surrey) 70 79, E Esborn (Swe) 70 79. 
150 J Farrell (Cardross) 72 78, C Ryan (Castletroy) 73 77, C Frankish (Chart Hills) 71 79, L Horsford (Wimbledon Park) 75 75, L Brunt (Royal Birkdale) 73 77. 
151 M MacLaren (Wellingborough) 72 79 
152 G Clews (Delamere Forest) 79 73 
153 G Coughlin (St Annes Old Links) 77 76, K Brodie (Strathmore) 77 76, E Briggs (Kilmacolm) 73 80, H Macgarvie (Troon Ladies) 78 75, P Finlay (Vicars Cross) 76 77.
154 T Mactaggart (Minto) 78 76,  F Moork (Swe) 75 79, S Giles (St Mellion) 76 78, E Healey (W Lncs) 77 77, C Williams (Wrexham) 75 79.
155 K Wright (Stranraer) 79 76, K Gillum (Lilleshall) 76 79, J Free (Gullane) 77 78, S Nilsson (Swe) 79 76, A Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) 76 79, L Bailey (Kirby Muxloe) 75 80, C Goadby (St Regulus) 76 79.
156 K McIntosh (Broomieknowe) 76 80.
157 J Rankine (Haggs Castle) 81 76, G Batty (Moffat) 77 80, S Fuller (Roehampton) 74 83, G Macdonald (Craigielaw) 80 77 
158 R Taylor (Laytown and Bettystown) 82 76, F McCann (Royal Cinque Ports) 80 78, A Murphy (Carlow) 75 83; R Morris (Woodsome Hall) 82 76, H Morgan (Hallamshire) 80 78.
159 A Barnes (West Sussex) 85 74
160 J Saxton (Muckhart) 79 81, E Hale (Troon Ladies) 79 81, S Burke (Ballinrobe) 79 81, I Wardle (Prestbury) 79 81, E Slater (Ely City) 79 81 
161 B-J Smith (Woodhall Spa) 83 78, G Lewis (Llanishen) 80 81, J Cope (Weston-super-Mare) 79 82, R Barton (Carden Park) 77 84, J Mackintosh (Hazlehead) 76 85, R Thompson (Cork) 83 78, H McCook (Grantown on Spey) 82 79 
162 J Guest (Gog Magog) 82 80, M Doyle (The Heath) 82 80, M Lawrence (Rochester and Cobham) 81 81, O Bugnard (Fra) 79 83.


Wear 'Renfrewshire pink' if you're going to watch!


WEST OF SCOTLAND CHAMPIONSHIP

 The West of Scotland Championship takes place at Bonnyton Golf Club on Sunday May 1st, teeing off from 12noon.
Players with a Handicap of 15  and below are eligible to enter. Renfrewshire has 10 entrants at the moment and Fiona Scott will still take some more late entries before doing the draw  -- Please support Renfrewshire by contacting Fiona Scott on 07815 784404 or  fionafscott@googlemail.com to enter.

An email has been sent to some of the lower handicappers to help boost the  numbers - Please do try and enter if you can -- IT IS ONLY 18 HOLES 
Those who have entered so far are -- Megan Briggs, Sara McCorkill, Carol Whyte, Liz Stewart, Julie Wilson, Donna Jackson, Carol Fell, Gillian Kyle and Anna Mackenzie and Gillian McGinlay
Please note -- Your webmaster has entered and a junior so surely some others can come along and add to the day.

Friday, April 22, 2016

OLD RANFURLY PAIRING WIN THE WINTER FOURSOMES.

Once again the Renfrewshire ladies had the courtesy of East Renfrewshire Golf Club, this time for the final of the Winter Foursomes and we are most grateful to then once again for allowing us to use the course.

The 1st Tee - Marilyn, Birgit, Evy and Fiona

The final was between Fiona Roger and Evy McGregor (Ranfurly Castle) and Birgit Clark and Marilyn Muir (Old Ranfurly). 
The conditions were much improved from last week and the course had dried out amazingly well. The conditions overhead were perfect with no wind but with quite a chilly feel to the atmosphere. 

Fiona and Evy were slow to start and found themselves 2 down after 2 holes. They managed to half the 3rd and went on to win the next 2 holes to bring them to all square at the 6th. After that it was a bit of 'ding-dong' battle with the match all square stepping on to the 14th tee. Unfortunately for Evy and Fiona the water hazard at the 14th and the 15th proved a bit of a problem and Birgit and Marilyn went 2 up. 
Fiona and Evy had a chance to get it back to 1 down with 2 to play as their opposition found the left-hand greenside bunker and took 4 to get on the green to their 3. Fiona and Evy's putt from the back of the 16th looked incredibly quick but it was in fact, incredibly slow and sadly, it took them too many to get to the hole and the rest is history! 
It was a close fought match with some good golf both off the tee and on the greens and, as always, played with the usual Renfrewshire camaraderie which is our hallmark.
Birgit, Jen (President) and Marilyn

Birgit and Marilyn - 2015/2016 Winter Foursomes Champions
To see all the Winter Foursomes Results --- CLICK HERE 

Thanks to Jennifer Mack for this report and to Fiona Roger for the photographs.

GOOD LUCK TO EILIDH AND JENNIFER IN THE HELEN HOLM - PLUS LIVE SCORING

Renfrewshire wish Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) and Jennifer Rankine (Haggs) all the best at the Helen Holm Tournament at Troon this weekend. Wear 'Renfrewshire pink' if you're going to watch!

CLICK HERE FOR LIVE SCORING

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

WINTER FOURSOMES FINAL

The Winter Foursomes Final is scheduled for Friday 22nd April, teeing off at 2.20pm at East Renfrewshire Golf Club. This will contested between Fiona Roger and Evy McGregor (Ranfurly Castle) and Birgit Clark and Marilyn Muir (Old Ranfurly).
Everyone is most welcome to spectate and give them support. Let's hope the lovely weather continues.

WOULD YOU LIKE A GAME IN THE COUNTY FOURSOMES

Pam Harvey from Cowglen is looking for a partner for the County Foursomes on Wednesday 4th May at Old Ranfurly GC . If you are free and would still like to play - give Sandra Littlejohn a call on 07914 611720

Monday, April 18, 2016

LIZ AND JEAN ARE WEST VETS STARS

Winners of the Scratch and Handicap awards - Liz and Jean
Many congrats go to Renfrewshire players Liz Stewart and Jean Irvine who were winners today in the West Vest Spring Meeting at Hayston Golf Club -- 
Read more on the West Vets Website

HAPPY BIRTHDAY FREDA - 80 YEARS YOUNG TODAY




Freda Tuck who has been our dedicated results secretary for numerous years is celebrating her BIG birthday today. 
She has toiled tirelessly over the years working quietly in the background for the County keeping control of the competitions, results and handicaps. 
She has even in the last year been able to set up all members details in the new ClubV1 software where the County holds addresses, telephone numbers, CDH numbers, email addresses and now your subscription payments. This allows the Renfrewshire County convenors (Captain, Vice Captain, Past Captain Treasurer, Results Secretary and Secretary) full access and is now looking good for the future.

 -  Thank you Freda  for all your hard work and have a Happy Birthday today.

With best wishes from  your webmaster Carol, President Jennifer, Captain Gillian, Vice Captain June and all at RLCGA.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP

Champion Eilidh and County Captain Gillian
CLICK HERE TO SEE SOME PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE CHAMPIONSHIP AT EAST RENFREWSHIRE GOLF CLUB.
Thanks of to Tracy Masterton for taking the morning photos on Day 1 of the Matchplay 
Your webmaster Carol apologises for some of the smudgy photos out on the course but it was rather wet and snowy and the lens was difficult to keep dry !! -- SEE VIDEO

Friday, April 15, 2016

EILIDH BRIGGS WINS THE 2016 COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP

Eilidh Briggs - 2016 RLCGA Champion
CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL THE PHOTOGRAPHS

Semi-Finals
Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle) v Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle)
Both started off with nice steady golf but Jennifer took an early lead and was 3 up at the turn after Donna had 3 bogeys. Jennifer continued to play par golf and after a birdie at the 14th went on to win by 4 & 3.

Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewhire) v Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm)
The morning started off dry and sunny but still very cold.
Steady golf was played by both ladies with Gillian going 1 down at the turn. Both birdied the 10th, then Eilidh also birdied the 14th and closed out the match at the 15th to win by 4 & 3. Great scoring with Eilidh 3 under par and Gillian only 1 over.
Eilidh and Jennifer before the tee off

Final

Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle) v Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm)



By the time the girls teed off at 2 pm the rain came in making it even colder than the morning with a northerly wind. As the afternoon progressed they had to contend with icy sleet showers. Just after the match finished, driving snow swept across the course.

Eilidh went out in level par and was 4 up. Then Jennifer birdied the 10th and won the 12th to go back to two down. They then halved the 13th and unfortunately hit the ball out of bounds on the 14th and Eilidh had a birdie to go 3 up. Both had great pars at the 15th and 16th with Eilidh winning her 4th Championship by 3 & 2.


Final of the Irvine Trophy.


Linda and Elizabeth


It was fitting that local player Linda Ellery (h/cap 19) and Ralston's Elizabeth Russell (h/cap 12) played some lovely golf in the inaugural Handicap Championship Final for the Irvine Trophy.
After a par start by Linda, Elizabeth quickly went 3 up after 5 holes. However Linda fought well to bring it back to all square at the 9th.
At the 12th hole, Linda took the lead and was 2 up after the 14th hole. The key turning point came at the 15th where Elizabeth had a great drive but unfortunately her ball reached the burn. However Linda had an excellent birdie then finished the match winning the 16th for a 4 & 2 victory.

RESULTS
Semi Final
Jennifer Rankin beat Donna Jackson 4&3
Eilidh Briggs beat Gillian Kyle 4&3
Final
Eilidh Briggs beat Jennifer Rankine 3&2
Irvine Trophy
Linda Ellery beat Elizabeth Russell 4&2


Winner of the Peggy Clark Trophy
Donna Jackson 71 net 69  

Many thanks go to Ian Cairns who refereed  the final and to Club Captain Alistair McNair who presented all the prizes.

CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL THE PHOTOGRAPHS 




Thursday, April 14, 2016

2016 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHPLAY RESULTS - DAY 1


REPORT BY SANDRA LITTLEJOHN

Thursday morning proved itself to be a much brighter day weather-wise for the 16 qualifiers in the first round of the Championship.

East Renfrewshire Golf Club was much drier underfoot with the greens retaining their excellent quality from the day before.

Championship (Round 1 - Morning)

Game 1 - played between Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle) and Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle). The match was played in good spirit and although Jennifer was 1 up most of the game, Donna pulled it back to all square at the 12th and went on to win 3 and 2.

Game 2 - played between Heather Mushet (Elderslie) and Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle). There wasn’t much between the two players over the first 9 holes with Gillian being 2 up on the turn. Gillian eventually closed the game out 5 and 4.

Game 3 - played between Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle) and Liz Stewart (Greenburn). Jennifer took an early lead and was pegged back to only 1 up at the 8th. However, Jennifer birdied 9th, 10th, 13th and 14th to win the match 5 and 4.

Game 4 - saw two Ranfurly Castle ladies contest one another in this first round match with Denise Cowan comfortably beating Fiona Roger 7 and 6.

Game 5 - played between Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) and Anne Judge (Ranfurly Castle). Defending champion Gillian lost the first but rallied and was 3 up after 8 holes. Anne had good pars at the 9th and 10th to peg Gillian back to 1 up. Gillian, however, won the next 4 holes to finish the victor 4 and 3.

Game 6 - played between Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle) and Carol Whyte (Milngavie) in what was a very friendly and good natured game. Carol Fell, perfectly on line with her shot, hit the marker post at the 5th which sadly ricocheted 20 yards backwards. Carol Whyte, running out overall winner by 7 and 6, played solidly and putted well throughout the game.

Game 7 - played between Shirley Back (Gleddoch) and Jan Macnab (Ranfurly Castle). Shirley started poorly with Jan playing steady and scoring remained tight for most of the game. Shirley eventually ran out the winner on the 17th green with a 3 and 1 score-line.

Game 8 - played between June Lockhart (Gleddoch) and Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm). Having missed last year’s championship through injury, Eilidh is back with a bang and although June played well she eventually lost 6 and 5.

Top - L to R  - Gillian, Donna, Jennifer and Denise
Bottom - L-R Carol, Gillian, Shirley and Eilidh
AFTERNOON REPORT

The weather remained bright for the afternoon session and the games went as follows:

Championship (Round 2 - Afternoon)

Game 1 - played between Cochrane Castle pair Donna Jackson and Gillian McGinlay. It was a well contested match with both players playing to par. Donna had a couple of birdies to give her the edge and went on to win 4 and 3.

Game 2 - played between Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle) and Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle). This match went to the 18th with Jennifer finishing 1 up. It was a tightly fought match with some excellent golf by both players.

Game 3 - played between Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) and Carol Whyte (Milngavie). Gillian started well with a birdie at 4 to go 1 up. The scoring was good with Gillian being 3 up on the turn. Carol had a good up and down par at the 12th. Gillian eventually went on to win 4 and 3 birding the 13th and 15th.

Game 4 - played between Shirley Back (Gleddoch) and Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm). Eilidh streaked into a good lead but Shirley stuck-in and the game eventually finished on the 16th.


Irvine Trophy
Top - L - R ---  Tracy and Linda
Bottom - L - R ---  Anita and Elizabeth

The 4 qualifiers for the first round of the newly established Irvine Trophy joined the fray for the afternoon session and the results were as follows:

Game 1 - played between Tracy Masterton (Milngavie) and Linda Ellery (East Renfrewshire). Neither player started well but they both soon settled down to a very competitive match with Linda, the home player, winning 3 and 2.

Game 2 - played between Elizabeth Russell (Ralston) and Anita McMillan (Erskine). It was a very competitive game with Elizabeth running out the victor winning 4 and 3.


Friday morning sees a Championship Semi-Final between:

Game 1 (09:30) Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle) v Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle)

Game 2 (09:37) Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) v Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm)

Championship Final will tee off at 1400 hours


The Irvine Trophy Final will be contested between:
Final (0950)​ Linda Ellery (East Renfrewshire) v Elizabeth Russell (Ralston)

Note:​ To date, Donna Jackson has won the RLCGA Championship 11 times.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

DONNA LEADS THE QUALIFIERS OF THE 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP

37 ladies played today over East Renfrewshire Golf Club in the Championship and the Irvine Trophy qualifying round.
Although the course was very wet underfoot the greens were in excellent condition and the rain stayed away.
Qualifying in 1st Place for the Championship Knock-out Stages is Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle) with a gross 71, closely followed by Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm), coming back after injury, with a 72.  Defending champion Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) qualified in third place with a 77.


Eilidh and Donna - Leading Qualifiers 
Tracy Masterton (Milngavie) qualified in first place for the Irvine Trophy with a score of 89 - 12 = 77. 
The Peggy Clark Trophy was won by  Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle) with a score of  71 - 2 = 69.

The CSS is 74 and the SSS 71.

 Championship Match Play Qualifiers (Thursday, 14th April)

1.         Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle) - 71
2.         Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) - 72
3.         Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire)  - 77
4.         Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle)  - 79
5.         Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle)  - 80
6.         Carol Whyte (Milngavie) - 81
7.         Shirley Back (Gleddoch) - 82
8.         Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle) - 83
9.         Heather Mushet (Elderslie) - 84
10.       Jan Macnab ( Ranfurly Castle) -86 (bih)
11.       Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle) - 86
12.       Liz Stewart (Greenburn) - 87
13.       Fiona Roger (Ranfurly Castle) - 88
14.       Anne Judge (Ranfurly Castle) - 89 bih
15.       June Lockhart (Gleddoch) - 89 bih
16.       Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle)- 89 bih

Match Play Draw

09:15                D. Jackson v J. Mack
09:22                H. Mushet v G. McGinlay
09:30                J. Rankine v L. Stewart
09:37                F. Roger v D. Cowan
09:45                G. Kyle v A. Judge
09:52                C. Fell v C. Whyte
10:00                S. Back v J. Macnab
10:07                J. Lockhart v E. Briggs

 Irvine Trophy Qualifiers (Thursday, 14th April)

1.         Tracy Masteron (89 - 12 = 77)
2.         Anita McMillan (95 - 16 = 79 bih)
3.         Elizabeth Russell (91 - 12 = 79)
4.         Linda Ellery (99 - 18 = 81)

Irvine Trophy Match Play Draw

14:02                T. Masterton v L. Ellery
14:10                E. Russell v A. McMillan

CAROL WHYTE SELECTED FOR IRISH MATCH

The Team representing the SVLGA for the annual contest for the Mary McKenna Perpetual Trophy at Lahinch on the 17th and 18th of April is:

Alison Bartlett ( Royal Dornoch )
Lorna Bennett ( Ladybank )
Fiona de Vries ( St Rule )
Lesley Lloyd ( Hayston )
Lorna McKinley ( Dunnikier Park )
Meg Sievwright ( Buckpool )
Carol Whyte ( Milngavie )
Sheena Wood ( Aberdeen Ladies)

Monday, April 11, 2016

COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP INFORMATION.

Only 2 days to go until our Championship at East Renfrewshire Golf Club. The course is rather wet and muddy in parts as you would expect after the very wet weather but the greenstaff are working very hard to have it set up as best they can for this time of year. 

The Blythswood Cup

With 3 trophies now, there's more for everyone to play for -The Blythswood Cup, The Peggy Clark Trophy and our new one -The Irvine Trophy. You will be asked on arrival on Wednesday if you are available to play on Thursday and Friday if successful in the qualifying round. Good luck to everyone.


There are some bottles left over from the Beetle Drive so raffle tickets will be on sale at £1/ticket. All proceeds will go into County funds.

Stewart Russell, our head professional, is kindly offering a 10% discount on all purchases made over the 3 days so if you have a disappointing score, you can cheer yourself up with some shopping after lunch!



CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE UP TODATE DRAWSHEET

Saturday, April 09, 2016

JENNIFER RANKINE DOES WELL IN SCOTTISH UNDER 18 GIRLS OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP

Emily Price made it three big wins in a row over the past two weeks when she beat 13-year-old Annabel Fuller in an all-England play-off for the inaugural Scottish Under-18 girls' open amateur stroke-play championship after they had tied at the end of the regulation 54 holes at Strathmore Golf Centre, Alyth.
It took only one play-off hole to determine the overall winner, with Price birdieing the 16th for the championship


Hazel MacGarvie from Troon Ladies was the leading Scot in seventh place, ending her week on level par 216 with scores of 71, 73 and 72. 

Renfrewshire's  Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle) --pictured left  played well over the 3 days and had a 75 ( 2 under her handicap of 4) on the final day to finish  38th out of an international field of over a 100 players 
Anna Mackenzie (East Renfrewshire) did not make the cut but off a handicap 10  played well with scores of 83 and 82 (playing to 1 under on day 2)   




SCOTTISH UNDER-18 GIRLS' OPEN AMATEUR STROKE PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP
Strathmore Golf Centre, Alyth
LEADING FINAL TOTALS 
Par 216 (3x72) SSS 73 CSS 73 73 73
213 E Price (Cleobury Mortimer) 72 72 69, A Fuller (Roehampton) 71 70 72 (Price won play-off at first extra hole)
214 S Johnson (Telford) 74 71 69, C Borge (Norway) 72 69 73, A Williamson (Royal Cromer) 71 72 71
215 K Lund (Norway) 75 71 69
216 H MacGarvie (Troon Ladies) 71 73 71
217 S Dutrieux (Wrotham Heath) 74 72 71, H Muse (West Lancs) 72 74 71

SELECTED SCOTTISH TOTALS
218 S McWilliam (Aboyne) 74 73 71 (T11)
222 K Brodie (Strathmore) 75 73 74 (T18)
224 J Farrell (Cardross) 76 75 73, J Free (Gullane) 74 77 72 (T21)
228 L Duncan (West Kilbride) 77 79 72, A Muirhead (Jumeirah) 74 78 76 (T29)
232 J Rankine (Haggs Castle) 78 79 75 (T38)
233 J Mackintosh (Hazlehead) 74 82 77 (T40)
234 C Robertson (Carnoustie Ladies) 74 83 77 (T46)
235 E Morrison (Craigmillar Park) 82 76 77, M Fraser (Powfoot) 79 77 79 (T50)
238 C Griffiths (Aboyne) 77 80 81 (T56)
240 M Robb (Peterculter) 82 77 81, P Wilson (Burntisland) 77 78 75 (T60)
246 L Lee (Musselburgh) 82 76 88 (62nd). 

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Tuesday, April 05, 2016

GOOD LUCK TO THE RENFREWSHIRE GIRLS.

Everyone wishes Anna Mackenzie (East Renfrewshire) and Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle) all the very best at Strathmore Golf Club this week in the Scottish Girls Championship
Let's hope all their putts drop. 

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