Sunday, July 31, 2016

MEGAN HAS A TOP TEN FINISH IN THE MACKIE ROSEBOWL

Many congrats go to Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm)  who finished in 9th place in the Mackie Bowl over Gullane Golf Course yesterday 31st July -- CLICK HERE to see all the scores

Thursday, July 28, 2016

EILIDH WINS THE ROYAL BIRKDALE SCRATCH TROPHY

From the Lancashire Ladies County Golf Website 


Renfrewshire's Eilidh Briggs from Kimalcolm GC in Scotland  won the Royal Birkdale Scratch (Red Rum Trophy) on a count back from Isobel Wardle (Prestbury), both had rounds of 72 + 70 for a total of 142. Georgia Price (Bude & North Cornwall) was third on the same score with two rounds of 71. Louisa Brunt from the home club was the leading Lancashire player.


The CSS for both rounds were 75 !
Many Congrats Eilidh from all in Renfrewshire.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

JULY MEDAL OVER HAGGS CASTLE

Alison Macnab
Denise Cowan






















Only 32 ladies played in the July Medal over Haggs Castle today.
It was a lovely dry day and although the course was in excellent condition given the recent rain, most of the ladies found it to be playing long and the fast greens rather tricky.  Everyone, however, enjoyed the course.
Despite having a 9 at the 9th Alison Macnab (Ranfurly Castle) was the overall winner  with net 76 and Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle) had the best Scratch score of the day  

SSS 73, CSS 76  Reduction Only.

Scratch : Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle) 82

Handicap Scratch - 12 Handicap 

1st: Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle) 82 (5) 77 bih
2nd:  Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle) 87 (10) 77 bih
3rd:  Liz Hale (Caldwell) 89 (12) 77


Carol Fell and Liz Hale - Photo courtesy of Fiona Armour
Handicap 13+
1st:  Alison Macnab (Ranfurly Castle) 90 (14) 76
2nd Sandra MacDougall (Greenock) 94 (16) 78 bih
3rd: Fiona Armour (Renfrew) 91 (13) 78

To see all the results -- CLICK HERE
Alternatively go to the HowDidIDo Website 

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

EILIDH AND JENNIFER ARE SELECTED FOR THE LADIES AND GIRLS HOME INTERNATIONALS

Eilidh and Jennifer -- Selected for Home Internationals
Scottish Golf has announced its teams for next month’s Ladies’ and Girls’ Home International matches in Wales.
Carnoustie Ladies’ Jessica Meek is Scotland’s leading ranked player in the ladies’ team, given Germany-based Rachael Taylor is unavailable for selection as she prepares for LPGA Q School. Women’s Order of Merit leader Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey) also features.
The Girls’ team is headed by newly-crowned Girls’ Amateur champion Hazel MacGarvie (Troon Ladies) and features five 16-year-old’s as well as 15-year-old Jennifer Rankine from Haggs Castle, winner of the Paul Lawrie Foundation Scottish Schools.
The matches will be played at the same time over the same course, at Conwy Golf Club in Wales, but will retain the format of three morning foursomes followed by six afternoon singles.
The Ladies’ and Girls’ Home Internationals take place from 3 – 5 August.
Scotland team: Ladies’ Home Internationals (club and age in brackets)
  • Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm, 23)
  • Chloe Goadby (St Regulus, 18)
  • Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies, 19)
  • Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Ladies, 22)
  • Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey, 23)
  • Heather Munro (Monifieth, 20)
  • Clara Young (North Berwick, 19)
Scotland team: Girls’ Home Internationals
  • Louise Duncan (West Kilbride, 16)
  • Jillian Farrell (Cardross, 16)
  • Joanne Free (Gullane Ladies, 18)
  • Hazel MacGarvie (Troon Ladies, 16)
  • Jasmine Mackintosh (Hazlehead, 16)
  • Shannon McWilliam, Aboyne, 16)
  • Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle, 15)

Sunday, July 24, 2016

MEGAN BRIGGS WINS THE 2016 WEST OF SCOTLAND CHAMPIONSHIP AND RENFREWSHIRE WIN THE TEAM AWARD

Megan Briggs 2016 West of Scotland Champion


RLCGA Team Winners - Megan, Donna and Carol with Captain Gillian
Despite a small field the rearranged West of Scotland Championship was played today at Bonnyton Golf Club on a rather wet and dreich day.
However, it was success for Renfrewshire with Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) winning the Championship with a gross 73 by the better inward half from Ayrshire's Hazel MacGarvie (Troon Ladies). 
Megan finished with 2 birdies in the last 3 holes to clinch the title. 

This is Megan' s 4th win of the Championship having previously won it in 2008, 2010, 2013 

(SSS 71,  CSS: 72)
Scratch:
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) 73 (BIH) 
Hazel MacGarvie (Troon Ladies)  73 
Molly M Richmond ( Strathaven) 74 

Handicap Leading Scores
Fiona Rattray (Douglas Park) 77 (7) 70 
Joanna Scott (Machrihanish) 78 (7) 71  - BIH
Molly M Richmond (Srathaven) 74 (3) 71

Handicap Winner - Fiona Rattray ( Douglas Park) 77 (7) 70

Team Winners Renfrewshire - best 2 scores to count 
Megan Briggs, Donna Jackson and Carol Whyte  (152)

Junior Team Winners - Lanarkshire 
Molly Richmond and Katie Scott  (Net -- 144)

Two's -- Alyson Hendry (Hamilton)-- Eagle 2 at the 18th and Hazel MacGarvie at the 9th.

Full Results  --
GROSS RESULTS 
HANDICAP RESULTS

Many thanks go to West Secretary Fiona Scott and Renfrewshire's Freda Tuck for running the event.

FOR SOME MORE PHOTOS  - GO TO KIRKWOOD GOLF

WOMEN AND GOLF MAGAZINE -- JULY/AUGUST EDITION

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For those who have missed reading the Women and Golf Magazine this month - Renfrewshire County had a page written about them. Unfortunately Renfrewshire did not win the inter County Jamboree at Douglas Park but young Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle) has been playing in the European Young Masters in Switzerland   - The photo they used of the County Team was the 2015 team and here are a couple of other minor errors -- Apart from that it was nice for us to be mentioned in the magazine.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

DRAW FOR WEST OF SCOTLAND CHAMPIONSHIP

The rearranged West of Scotland Championship takes place on Sunday 24th July at Bonnyton Golf Club. The field  is small - However Renfrewshire has some County Team players who have entered. We wish them all good luck
CLICK HERE to see draw 

The Renfrewshire Team for the West Championship will be Megan Briggs, Donna Jackson and Carol Whyte

Monday, July 18, 2016

MARION STEWART WINS THROUGH TO THE COUNTY ROSEBOWL FINAL

Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle) and Marion Stewart (Kilmacolm) played their semi final tie over Kilmacolm today in pleasant but breezy conditions.
Carol got off to a good start with a par, birdie, par, start to go 2 up. 

Marion who was receiving 3 strokes  (4th, 9th and 13th) won back the 4th and the 5th to square the match. The 6th was halved and then Carol had  2 good holes to go back to 2 up and with 
another stroke hole Marion won the 9th to be 1 down at the turn.

With 4 holes parred had halved in the back nine and a couple of missed putts by Carol the match was all square going down the 18th. 
Marion played the 18th well and when Carol overshot the green with a rather over aggressive shot and poor chip back -- Marion was able to win on the 18th-- Many congrats Marion 

In the top half of the draw a very busy Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) the leading qualifier has given a walk over to Shirley Back (Gleddoch) who now meets Captain Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire). The winner of this semi final tie will now play Marion in the final   



Updated Draw and results -- CLICK HERE

Qual
No.
1st Round 
Semi Final 
TBA September 2016
To be played by 
Monday 18th July 2016

To be played by 
Monday 15th August 2016

Final date and venue to be arranged
1
Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm)
Shirley Back (Gleddoch) w/o
8
Shirley Back (Gleddoch)
5
Gillian McGinlay
 (Troon Ladies)
Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) 3&2
4
Gillian Kyle
(East Renfrewshire)
3
Marion Stewart (Kilmacolm)
Marion Stewart (Kilmacolm)Marion Stewart (Kilmacolm)
1 hole
6
Sandra Littlejohn (Erskine)
7
Carol Fell
(Ranfurly Castle)
Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle) 1 hole
2
Jan Macnab
(Ranfurly Castle)

Sunday, July 17, 2016

DRAW FOR THE JULY MEDAL OVER HAGGS CASTLE

The draw for the July County Medal over Haggs Castle Golf Course on Wednesday 27th July has now been done.
CLICK HERE to see the timesheet.
Shirley Back is in charge of the ballot and her mobile number is 07938381674.

The entry Form for the Autumn Greensomes Stableford over Cathcart Castle on Monday 29th August is now available which you will find on the Entries and Draw page 
Please also note the August Medal over Caldwell Golf Course  is Monday 15th August with the closing date Monday 1st August.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

RENFREWSHIRE'S DONNA, LIZ AND PEARL ARE ENJOYING THEMSELVES AT TO OPEN AT TROON

Liz Stewart, Luke Donald, Donna Jackson and Pearl Orr - Photo Courtesy of Ann Wallace
Renfrewshire's Donna Jackson, Liz Stewart and Pearl Orr have been enjoying their day down at the Open at Troon today. They then went to the local chippy where they met Luke Donald --  
--English professional golfer who has been the World Number One. He plays mainly on the U.S. based PGA Tour but is also a member of the European Tour.
Thanks go to Ayrshire's Ann Wallace for taking the photo

Sunday, July 10, 2016

ROSE BOWL RESULT - GILLIAN KYLE REAHES THE SEMI FINAL

Captain Gillian played Past-Captain Gill at Cochrane Castle GC last night in sunshine and showers.
Gill went 1 up after a birdie at the 3rd then 2 up after a net birdie at the 5th. A wayward tee shot at the 6th allowed Gillian to get 1 back but she had to wait until the 10th to square the game.  The match was all square at the 12th then Gill had to concede the 13th and Gillian won the next 2 be dormie 3. Gill was unable to capitalise on her 2nd shot at the 16th so the match ended with Gillian winning 3&2.
Poor Gill had to then go to work and Gillian came home to nurse a nasty cleg bite on her ankle!

Saturday, July 09, 2016

SCOTTISH WOMEN'S TEAM END UP TOP OF FLIGHT B IN ICELAND AND EILIDH IS UNBEATEN IN ALL 3 MATCHES

Scottish Team -- Courtesy of Scottish Golf
Scotland finished their European women's amateur team championship campaign at Oddur Golf Club, Iceland with a 3.5-1.5 win over Italy in the final of the Flight B matches.
By winning in the final of Flight B they were then place 9th overall in the European Team Championships.

Jess Meek and Heather Munro halved the foursome.
In the singles, Hannah McCook won by 4 and 3, Rachael Taylor by 3 and 2 and Renfrewshire's Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) by 2 and 1 and Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) lost by 3 and 2.

WEST OF SCOTLAND CHAMPIONSHIP.

The rearranged West of Scotland Championship will take place on Sunday July 24th at Bonnyton Golf Club for players with handicaps of 15 and below.
Please contact the West Secretary-Fiona Scott on 07815 784404 or fionafscott@googlemail.com if you would like to play.
Please support Renfrewshire and this event if you can as we are the hosts. There are handicap and scratch prizes.

Friday, July 08, 2016

EILIDH WINS AGAIN IN SLOVENIA

SCOTLAND BEAT SLOVENIA TO REACH THE FINAL OF FLGHT B

Scotland hit good form to beat Slovenia 4-1 in a European women's team championship Flight B match in Iceland.
Jess Meek and Heather Munro set the Tartan tone with a 5 and 4 victory in the foursomes.
That was followed by Hannah McCook winning 3 and 2, and Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) by 2 and 1.
Rachel Taylor continues to struggle. She lost by 4 and 2 but Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) wrapped a Scots' victory with a 3 and 2 win.
They now meet Italy in the final tomorrow.

Thursday, July 07, 2016

EILIDH SECURES VITAL POINT IN EUROPEAN MATCH AGAINST THE NETHERLANDS

From the Scottish Golf Website

Singles wins for Hannah McCook and Eilidh Briggs helped Scotland’s ladies to an enthralling 3-2 win over The Netherlands in their opening match play bout in the European Team Championship Flight B.

The foursomes pairing of Jess Meek and Heather Munro gave the Scots a flyer as they cruised to a 5&3 win in the top match, before Hannah McCook secured a second point with a dramatic 19th hole victory.

The Dutch levelled the match as Connie Jaffrey and Rachael Taylor found themselves on the wrong ends of defeats, but recent University of Stirling graduate Briggs held her nerve to post a 3&2 win in the final match to give Scotland a chance to top the second flight.

CLICK HERE FOR RESULTS AND SEMI FINAL MATCHES



JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS --

The Junior Scratch Championship Matches are now at the Semi Final Stages 
CLICK HERE FOR DRAW AND RESULTS

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

SCOTLAND FAIL TO QUALIFY FOR CHAMPIONSHIP TOP FLIGHT

Scotland failed to qualifying for the top flight of the European women's amateur team championship at Oddur Golf Club, Iceland.
They totalled 761 and finished 12th in the stroke-play totals. Only the top eight advance to the championship flight match-play.
SCOTS' SCORES
148 C Jaffrey 73 75
151 H McCook 77 74
153 R Taylor 78 75
154 E Briggs (Kilmacolm) 73 81
156 H Munro 77 79
158 J Meek 78 80
CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE RESULTS 

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

EILIDH IS EQUAL LEADING SCOT IN ICELAND ON DAY 1 IN THE EUROPEAN WOMEN'S AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP

Scotland are one place away from making the top eight championship match-play after the first qualifying round of the European women's amateur team championship at Oddur Golf Club, Iceland.
Norway lead  with 362 from England (370) with Scotland (378) in ninth place overnight.
Renfrewshire's Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) and Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) were the best performers on the Scotland Ladies team, both carding opening rounds of one-over par 72., to put their team in with a great chance of a top eight berth. They sit in ninth position of 18-over par, just one shot outside the cut mark for Flight A of the match play stages.

Team: Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm), Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies), Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Ladies), Hannah McCook (Grantown-on-Spey), Heather Munro (Monifieth), Rachael Taylor (Am Reichswald)


Scots' scores

par 72
73 Connie Jaffrey, Eilidh Briggs (T16)
77 Heather Munro, Hannah McCook (T52)
78 Jess Meek, Rachael Taylor (T69)

CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE SCORES