Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Northern Counties wrapped up the North Division title at Royal Dornoch Golf Club today (Monday) when they beat Aberdeenshire 5 1/2-3 1/2, giving them three wins out of three.
In the other tie, Perth & Kinross beat Angus 6-3.
Scottish champions Fife and Midlothian made a confident start to the three-day East Division women's inter-county team golf championship at Falkirk Golf Club today.
Fife beat Stirling & Clackmannan 7-2 while Midlothian also won 7-2 against East Lothian.
It looks certain that the Fife v Midlothian clash will be the one that decides who will go to Baberton Golf Club in September as East Division champions for the four-cornered contest of the Scottish county team finals.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our members who came along to support our victorious team. There is nothing more uplifting that seeing our "Renfrewshire Pink" dotted along the fairways, around the greens and through the trees.
It goes without saying the players are indebted to their loyal caddies - they are vital in three days of competition. It was also so nice to see how impressed the caddies were with the high standard of golf and how much they enjoyed getting to know the girls. Everyone agrees they are a great bunch of girls!
Captain May Hughes, Secretary Jean Macintyre and all the Lanarkshire officials organised and ran a most efficient and happy Centenary Jamboree (the fond name for the West Division Inter-County Matches). They tick all the boxes 100% and much more! The weather, the course, the clubhouse, the staff - everything was first class.
West of Scotland Secretary, Isabel Crawford, relaxed the players and entertained all the spectators with her light hearted banter on the first tee and all the games were played with friendly rivalry.
In all, a very happy and successful Centenary Jamboree.
Well played, girls. Renfrewshire is very proud of you.
The Renfrewshire Team, which will be announced in due course, will head for The Scottish County Finals at Baberton Golf Club, Edinburgh, from Friday 18th to Sunday, 20th September. Please enter this date in your diary now and if you are interested in caddying please e-mail Vice Captain Trish.
The 2010 West Division Inter-County Matches will take place at Kilmacolm Golf Club from 14th to 16th June.
To Christeem and all the Renfrewshire County team - Congratulations and well done to you all for such a wonderful win at Strathaven in the Centenary Jamboree. Sorry n0t to have been there this week to support, but good news travels fast and Carol, as always, had each days results posted very quickly, and the photos were great. To all those involved in organising the Renfrewshire team - a job well done.
Come September, I hope be at Baberton when you head East for the Scottish Finals. Centenary Year - what a good year to go one step further!
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Not forgetting you Carol for your dedication to the website. It is just great to be able to go on and see all the results so quickly, not to mention your skills in photography! Everyone, even non-members of the County, love to log in and keep up to date. As always, thank you.
Cheers --- Morag Key (Ralston).
Renfrewshire beat Dunbartonshire & Argyll 6 1/2-2 1/2 in the decisive match between the two teams with 100 per cent records going into the final day of the West Division women's inter-county team golf championship at Strathaven Golf Club today.
That meant Renfrewshire topped the table for the second year in a row and will go to Baberton Golf Club, Edinburgh in September as West's representatives in the four-cornered contest for the Scottish women's county championship.
Ayrshire beat Lanarkshire 5-4 in the battle between the teams who had lost both their first two matches.
Renfrewshire had the player of the tournament in Scottish champion Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm), winner of all six foursomes and singles ties she played. In the final set of singles, Megan beat former Curtis Cup player and past champion Anne Laing (Vale of Leven) by 2 and 1. It was Anne's first singles defeat of the tournament.
Renfrewshire had the strength in depth their rivals lacked. Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze) was close behind Megan Briggs in the points table, earning 5 1/2 out of a possible six.
Jill Meldrum (Dullatur) top scored for runners-up Dunbartonshire with 4 1/2pt.
Final placings - 1 Renfrewshire 6pt, 2 Dunbartonshire & Argyll 4pt, 3 Ayrshire 2pt, 4 Lanarkshire 0pt.
Wednesday match details:
DUNBARTONSHIRE & ARGYLL 2 1/2, RENFREWSHIRE 6 1/2
Foursomes - Anne Laing & Jill Meldrum lost to Eilidh Briggs & Megan Briggs 5&4 ; Nichola Ferguson & Lorraine Campbell bt Donna Jackson & Liz Stewart 1 hole; Suzanne Cadden & Laura McGeachy lost to Clare-Marie Carlton & Gillian Kyle 3 and 2 (1-2).
Singles - Laing lost to Megan Briggs 2 and 1, Ferguson lost to Carlton 6 and 4, Meldrum halved with Eilidh Briggs, Cadden lost to Jackson 6 and 5, McGeachy lost to Kyle 3 and 2, Helen Faulds bt Carol Whyte 7 and 5 (1 1/2-4 1/2).
LANARKSHIRE 4, AYRSHIRE 5
Foursomes: Fiona Norris & Susan Wood bt Lesley Hendry & Rachael McQueen 1 hole; May Hughes & Lesley Lloyd bt Jenny Linklater & Alex Glennie) 1 hole, Elaine Cuthill & Joanna Scott lost to Audrey Thompson & Liz Keohone 3 and 2 (2-1).
Singles: Norris bt Hendry 1 hole, Wood lost to Catherine Malcolm 3 and 1, Cuthill lost to Thompson 1 hole; Joanna Scott lost to Rachael McQueen1 hole; Ruth Rankin lost to Linklater 4 and 2, Angela Devine lost to Lesley Williamson 1 hole (2-4).
To see some photos from today's events click on the small thumbnail below
|Day 3 West of Scotland Inter County Matches|
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Renfrewshire will play Dunbartonshire & Argyll in a winner-takes-all climax to the three-day West Division women's inter-county team championship at Strathaven
Renfrewshire followed up their 8-1 beating of Lanarkshire with a 7 1/2-1 1/2 win over Ayrshire today.
Dunbartonshire & Argyll, 5-4 winners over Ayrshire on Day 2, beat Lanarkshire 7-2 today.
The winners of the title will represent the West Division at the Scottish county finals at Baberton Golf Club, Edinburgh in September.
Renfrewshire 7.5 Ayrshire 1.5 (Renfrewshire Results first)
Megan Briggs and Eilidh Briggs beat Lesley Hendry and Catherine Malcolm 7&6
Donna Jackson and Liz Stewart beat Liz Keohone and Jenny Linklater 3&2
Clare- Marie Carlton and Alyson McKechin beat Alex Glennie and Lesley Williamson 3&2
Megan Briggs beat Lesley Hendry 3&1
Gillian Kyle lost to Liz Keohone 3&2
Alyson McKechin beat Catherine Malcolm 3&2
Clare-Marie Carlton halved Audrey Thompson
Eilidh Briggs beat Lesley Williamson 4&3
Carol Whyte beat Rachael McQueen 3&2
Lanarkshire 2 D&A 7 (Lanarkshire result first)
Foursomes:Susan Wood and Elaine Cuthill lost to Anne Laing and Jill Meldrum 2&1
Fiona Norris and Angela Devine lost to Nichola Ferguson and Lorraine Campbell 3&1
Lesley Lloyd and Ruth Rankin halved Suzanne Cadden and Laura McGeachy
Elaine Cuthill lost to Anne Laing 5&4
Fiona Norris lost to Nichola Ferguson 2&1
Susan Wood lost to Jill Meldrum 6&5
Lesley Lloyd beat Louisa Ruane 4&3
Angela Devine lost to Laura McGeachy 6&4
Joanna Scott halved Helen Faulds
Here are some photographs from today's play --- Click on the small thumbnail to see the album
|2009 West of Scotland Matches - Day 2|
Monday, June 22, 2009
Renfrewshire, the defending champions, made an impressive start to their 2009 campaign to retain the West Division women's inter-county team championship at Stathaven Golf Club today.
They beat Lanarkshire, without Vagliano Trophy player Pamela Pretswell, soundly by the resounding margin of 8-1. The writing was on the wall for Lanarkshire after they lost the morning foursomes 3-0.
Dunbartonshire & Argyll, without their GB&I team selection and county champion Kylie Walker managed to edge a 5-4 win over Ayrshire, which represented a good afternoon's work by Ayrshire. They had lost the morning foursomes 2-1 but battled hard to share the singles 3-3
Tomorrow, it's Renfrewshire v Ayrshire and Lanarkshire v Dunbartonshire & Argyll.
On Wednesday, it's Lanarkshire v Ayrshire, Dunbartonshire & Argyll v Renfrewshire.
The winners of the West Division title qualify for the four-cornered contest for the Scottish women's county team championship at Baberton Golf Club, Edinburgh in September.
RLCGA 8 Lanarkshire 1 --- Renfrewshire names 1st
Eilidh Briggs & Megan Briggs beat Susan Wood & Elaine Cuthill 6 & 5
Clare Marie Carlton & Alyson McKechin beat Angela Devine & Fiona Norris 6 & 5
Donna Jackson & Liz Stewart beat Lesley Lloyd & May Hughes 3 & 2
Meggan Briggs beat Fiona Norris 3&2
Clare Marie Carlton beat Susan Wood 4&2
Eilidh Briggs lost Lesley Lloyd 4&3
Alyson McKechin beat Elaine Cuthill 2 holes
Gillian Kyle beat Ruth Rankin 2&1
Carol Whyte beat Joanna Scott 6&5
D&A 5 AYRSHIRE 4 -- D&A names 1st
Anne Laing and Jill Meldrum beat Lesley Hendry and Rachael McQueen 1 Hole
Nichola Ferguson and Louisa Ruane lost to Audrey Thompson and Liz Keohone 3&2
Suzanne Cadden and Laura McLardy beat Alex Glennie and Catherine Malcolm 2 Holes
Anne Laing beat Lesley Hendry 6&4
Nichola Ferguson beat Rachael McQueen 6&5
Jill Meldrum beat Lesley Williamson 3&2
Laura McGeachy lost Jenny Linklater 5&4
Lorraine Campbell lost Audrey Thompson 4&3
Suzanne Cadden lost Catherine Malcolm 4&3
To see some photos from todays events -- click on the small thumbnail below
|2009 West of Scotland Inter County Matches --- Day 1|
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
The Renfrewshire Team are fighting fit and in good spirit and looking forward to doing battle against the three other West of Scotland Counties.
The match times are at 9a.m. and 1.30p.m., and 9.30a.m. and 2.15p.m.
Monday: Renfrewshire v Lanarkshire; D & A v Ayrshire
Tuesday: Renfrewshire v Ayrshire; Lanarkshire v D & A
Wednesday: Lanarkshire v Ayrshire; D & A v Renfrewshire.
The girls have spent many hours over the winter and spring preparing for the matches so I hope many of our Renfrewshire Members will turn out and support our Team. The girls like a gallery and you will certainly be entertained with some excellent golf. Remember to wear your County colours! The winners go forward to the Scottish County Finals at Baberton, Edinburgh, in September.
Good luck and best wishes to Alyson, Carol, Clare-Marie, Donna, Eilidh, Gillian, Liz and Megan. You are a great bunch of girls! Walk tall! Walk proud!
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
The Kennedy Junior Salver was played over Clober Golf Club today with Ayrshire being the overall winners. The morning foursomes were reduced to 9 holes due to torrential rain . The rain eventually subsided about 3pm to enable most of the 12 single matches to enjoy their game
Final Result: Ayrshire 7.5, Renfrewshire 4, Lanarkshire 3.5, D&A 3.
Many congratulations to Ayrshire
Well done to all the Renfrewshire Team on their very good performance despite the terrible weather
Want to see some more photos taken by Lanarkshire's Jean MacIntyre Click Here . Also by double clicking on the slideshow you can then see larger pictures
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
The East Team retained the title with 7 points.
This year’s team is:
All the girls have enjoyed a practice round at Clober and are looking forward to the competition,
The foursomes start at 9am and the singles go out at the back of one. Anyone interested in cheering the girls on will be most welcome.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Entry form attached or contact Tracy Masterton on email@example.com, 07969 806885 or 0141 887 9802 to enter.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
I had a great holiday with 4 long time friends --- 3 rounds of golf --- too many putts ---but very enjoyable and lots of laughs.!
Met a very famous lady known probably to many of the slightly older generation --- Rachael Heyhoe-Flint .
To read more about it go to the West of Scotland Website
A thanks Rachael for the chat
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Thursday, June 11, 2009
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
The Scottish Team is Roseanne Niven (Captain) (Crieff), Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle), and Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle). Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) is first reserve and Megan second reserve.
Good luck girls.
Renfrewshire came second in the Girls Team Championship with 306, 3 strokes behind East Dunbartonshire.
Well done girls - again!
Alyson had the best net aggregate of 148 off a handicap of 4.
Monday, June 01, 2009
Alyson has some practice putting - click to enlarge
Our up and coming Junior player --- County Team member -- Alyson McKechin from Elderslie was in sparkling form today at the May Medal over Eastwood Golf Course
In exceedingly hot and sticky conditions Alyson was out in 1 under par 35 and came home in 1 over par to have a par round of 72 and win the scratch award. She also won the handicap award with a net 68
Sheila Genders (West Kilbride) was the winner of the Medal Finals which was played in conjunction with todays medal
SSS 72 , CSS 72 36 Entrants
Handicap Scr - 12
1st Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 72 (4) 68
2nd Morag Turner (Kilmacolm) 81 (11) 70
3rd Annabel Kane (Kilmacolm) 84 (12) 72
1st Helen Crichton (Ranfurly Castle) 96 (27) 69
2nd Fiona Roger (Ranfurly Castle) 85 (13) 72
3rd Christeen Finlayson (Whitecraigs) 92 (19) 73
Scratch: Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 72
To see all the results Click Here
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To see some photos from the day Click Here
Megan Briggs, Kilmacolm
Eilidh Briggs, Kilmacolm
Clare-Marie Carlton, Fereneze
Donna Jackson, Cochrane Castle
Gillian Kyle, East Renfrewshire
Alyson McKechin, Elderslie
Liz Stewart, Cochrane Castle
Carol Whyte, Windyhill
The squad have practised hard and given much of their time over the winter months, out in the wind and rain, to prepare for Strathaven. Please make sure you have a note of these dates in your diary and it would be much appreciated if you could come along and support the girls in your County Colours! The players respond to a gallery and, I have no doubt, you will see excellent golf.
Monday: Renfrewshire v Lanarkshire D & A v Ayrshire
Tuesday: Renfrewshire v Ayrshire Lanarkshire v D & A
Wednesday: Lanarkshire v Ayrshire D & A v Renfrewshire