Friday, April 30, 2010

2010 WEST OF SCOTLAND CHAMPIONSHIP

The 2010 West of Scotland Championship takes place on Sunday 2nd May at Cardross Golf Club. The draw has been completed by Isabel Crawford
Click Here to see all the starting times
WE WISH ALL THE RENFREWSHIRE PLAYERS ALL THE BEST FOR THE DAY

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

County Foursomes Results over Cochrane Castle

The Inter County Foursomes was played to-day over Cochrane Castle. 36 couples played in what turned out to be a fine day after all the early heavy rain.

Gillian McGinlay and Maureen Woodhead -- Click to enlarge
Scratch:
1st: G McGinlay (Cochrane Castle) & M Woodhead (Gourock) 80 (pictured right) - click to enlarge

2nd: M Briggs & T Brown (Kilmacolm) 81

3rd: D Jackson (Cochrane Castle) & L Stewart (Greenburn 83


Heather Davidson and Norah Adams -- Click to enlarge

Handicap:
1st: H Davidson (Ranfurly Castle) & N Adams (Kilmacolm) 90 (16.5) 73.5 (pictured left) - click to enlarge
2nd: T Brown & M Briggs (Kilmacolm) 81 (7) 74 (bih)
3rd : M Dunlop & M Taggart (Old Ranfurly) 89 (15) 74




To see the full results sheet CLICK HERE

The list of the qualifiers for the Inter County Foursomes Finals and the Commonwealth Spoons are as follows:

INTER COUNTY FOURSOMES FINALS (Ballochmyle - 3rd June)
Scratch:
1st:Gillian McGinlay & Maureen Woodhead (Cochrane Castle/Gourock)
2nd: Donna Jackson & Liz Stewart (Cochrane Castle/Glenburn)
3rd: Anne Judge & Sally Smyth (Ranfurly Castle)

Handicap:
1st: Merope Dunlop & Maureen Taggart (Old Course Ranfurly)
2nd: Denise Cowan & Jackie MacDonald (Ranfurly Castle)
3rd: Lyn Black & Carol Anderson (Eastwood)

COMMONWEALTH SPOONS (Cathkin Braes - 23rd September)
1. Merope Dunlop & Maureen Taggart (Old Course Ranfurly)
2. Gillian McGinlay & Maureen Woodhead (Cochrane Castle/Gourock)
3. Denise Cowan & Jackie MacDonald (Ranfurly Castle)
4. Evy McGregor & Jean Irvine (Ranfurly Castle)

Monday, April 26, 2010

COUNTY FOURSOMES DRAW SHEET FOR WEDNESDAY 28TH APRIL

The draw for the County Foursomes at Cochrane Castle on Wednesday April 28th has been altered slightly. Contact June Lockhart at 0141 576 1015 for late entries or cancellations. On the the day the mobile 07956142619



Use scroll bar up and down to see all the times

MANY CONGRATS GO TO LANARKSHIRE'S PAMELA PRETSWELL

Renfrewshire Ladies' County Golf Association congratulate Lanarkshire's Pamela Pretswell who was selected today to represent GB&I in the 2010 Curtis Cup Team .
To read all about the team go to the West of Scotland Website

Sunday, April 25, 2010

ALYSON IS THE TOP RENFREWSHIRE PLAYER AT THE HELEN HOLM

Alyson goes in to the Tournament Office to record her score over Royal Troon - click to enlarge

The 2009 British women's open amateur stroke-play championship Danielle McVeigh
won the 54-hole Helen Holm Scottish women's open amateur stroke-play championship at Troon today. To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

Final positions after Royal Troon at the Helen Holm ----CLICK HERE
All the Renfrewshire players did well today in a tough wind over Royal Troon all breaking 80. Well done to Alyson who was the best Renfrewshire player in 24th position, Clare- Marie after a bad start on day one had 2 great rounds thereafter, to climb back up the leaderbord to 30th place followed by Eilidh and Megan in 35th and 47th place
WELL DONE TO YOU ALL --- YOU REPRESENTED RENFREWSHIRE WELL



FINAL TOTALS
First two rounds Troon Portland, third round Royal Troon.
Par 225 (3x75)
215 Danielle McVeigh (Royal Co Down Ladies) 70 71 74.
217 Nikki Foster (Pleasington) 67 71 79.
218 Hannah Barwood (Knowle) 74 71 73, Rachel Jennings (Izaak Walton) 72 72 74, Louise Kenney (Pitreavie) 67 71 80.
219 Lauren Taylor (Woburn) 75 71 73, Lisa Maguire (Slieve Russell) 74 71 74, Leona Maguire (Slieve Russell) 69 75 75.
220 Jane Turner (Craigielaw) 74 72 74, Charlotte Ellis (Minchinhampton) 76 69 75.
221 Rachael Watton(Mortonhall) 75 74 72.
222 Laura Murray (Alford) 75 74 73, Gillian O'Leary (Cork) 72 75 75, Emma Brown (Malton &Norton) 71 75 76.
224 Charlie Douglass (Brocket Hall) 78 76 70, Anjelika Hammar (Sweden) 76 71 77.
226 Gemma Bradbury (Cottrell Park) 76 72 78, Lucy Williams (Mid Herts) 70 77 79, Kelly Tidy (Royal Birkdale) 72 73 81.
227 Holly Clyburn (Woodhall Spa) 79 74 74, Tara Davies (Holyhead) 77 74 76, Charlotte Dalton (Ladbrook Park) 74 76 77, Alyson McKechin (Eldereslie) 78 70 79, Lisa Ball (Matfen Hall) 75 75 77.
228 Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) 78 76 70, Charlotte Wild (Mere) 74 79 75, Jess Wilcox (Blankney) 77 74 77, Laura Collin (John O'Gaunt) 76 74 78, Sian James (Bristol & Clifton) 75 73 80.
229 Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze) 81 70 78.
230 Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw) 76 79 75, Rachael McQueen (Troon Ladies) 76 76 78, Amy Boulden (Maesdu) 77 74 79.
231 Becky Harries (Haverfordwest) 78 76 77, Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 75 77 79, Kelly Brotherton (Troon Welbeck) 75 76 80.
232 Emma Sheffield (Newark) 77 79 76, Susan Jackson (Ladybank) 77 79 76, Gillian Monteith (Portpatrick Dunskey) 78 78 76, Sarah Cunningham (Ennis) 81 74 77, Samantha Birks (Wolstanton) 79 72 81, Aedin Murphy (Carlow) 77 73 82.
233 Victoria Bradshaw (Bangor) 76 80 77, Bethany Garton (Royal Lytham) 79 77 77, Rebecca Wilson (Grange) 77 78 78, Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) 75 76 82.
234 Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) 78 77 79, Naomi Edwards (Ganton) 73 76 85.
235 Rebecca Gee (Wellingborough) 81 75 79, Rachael Taylor (Hartl Golf Resort, Germany) 79 76 80.
236 Maura Diamond (Royal Portrush) 77 78 81.
237 Sarah Garbutt (Ganton) 77 81 79, Charlene Reid (Royal Portrush) 81 76 80, Louise Mernagh (Woodenbridge) 79 76 82.
238 Josephine Janson (Sweden) 79 79 80.
239 Anne Laing (Vale of Leven) 82 80 77, Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) 83 79 77, Stephanie McEvoy (Old Fold Manor) 76 79 84.
243 Ciara Butler (Newlands) 84 80 79, Ann Ramsay (Kirriemuir) 80 80 83, Karen O'Neill (Douglas) 81 73 89.
244 Sarah Helly (Enniscrone) 82 77 85.
245 Rachel Hanlon (St Regulus) 79 81 85.
247 Lesley Atkins (Gullane) 82 82 83.
248 Samantha Leslie (Westhill) 86 81 81, Hannah Grant (Enmore Park) 80 76 92.
249 Bronwyn Davies (Trentham) 81 85 83, Lucy Simpson (Massereene) 80 81 88.
INTERNATIONAL TEAM EVENT
434 IRELAND (Danielle McVeigh 215, Leona Maguire 219).
445 ENGLAND (Hannah Barwood 218, Holly Clyburn 227).
449 SCOTLAND (Louise Kenney 218, Pamela Pretswell 231).
457 WALES (Tara Davies 227, Amy Boulden 230).

Saturday, April 24, 2010

COME AND SUPPORT OUR RENFREWSHIRE PLAYERS OVER ROYAL TROON AT THE HELEN HOLM

To get all the up to date scoring at the Helen Holm ----CLICK HERE

WHEN TO SEE THE ACTION AT ROYAL TROON ON SUNDAY
07.30 Samantha Leslie (Westhill), Bronwyn Davies (Trentham).
07.40 Lesley Atkins (Gullane), Ciara Butler (Newlands), Anne Laing (Vale of Leven).
07.50 Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies), Lucy Simpson (Masserene), Rachel Hanlon (St Regulus).
08.00 Ann F Ramsay (Kirriemuir), Sarah Helly (Enniscrone), Sara Garbutt (Ganton),
08.10 Josephine Janson (Sweden), Charlene Reid (Royal Portrush), Victoria Bradshaw (Bangor).
08.20 Emma Sheffield (Newark), Susan Jackson (Ladybank), Gillian Monteith (Portpatrick Dunskey).
08.30 Bethany Garton (Royal Lytham), Hannah Grant (Enmore Park), Rebecca Gee (Wellingborough).
08.40 Gabriella MacDonald (Craigielaw), Stephanie McEvoy (Old Ford Manor), Maura Diamond (Royal Portrush).
08.50 Rebecca Wilson, Megan Briggs, Rachael Taylor.
09.00 Louise Mernagh, Sarah Cunningham, Becky Harries.
09.10 Charlie Douglass, Karen O'Neill, Kelsey MacDonald.
09.20 Charlotte Wild, Holly Clyburn, Eilidh Briggs.
09.30 Rachael McQueen, Kelly Brotherton, Pamela Pretswell.
09.40 Amy Boulden, Tara Davies, Jess Wilcox.
09.50 Samantha Birks, Clare-Marie Carlton, Charlotte Dalton.
10.00 Lisa Ball, Laura Collin, Aedin Murphy.
10.10 Naomi Edards, Laura Murray, Rachael Watton.
10.20 Sian James, Gemma Bradbury, Alyson McKechin.
10.30 Lucy Williams, Gillian O'Leary, Anjelika Hammar.
10.40 Emma Brown, Jane Turner, Lauren Taylor.
10.50 Kelly Tidy, Hannah Barwood, Lisa Maguire.
11.00 Charlotte Ellis, Leona Maguire, Rachel Jennings.
11.10 Danielle McVeigh, Nikki Foster, Louise Kenney.

ALYSON and CLARE-MARIE STAR TODAY IN THE 2ND ROUND OF THE HELEN HOLM

Renfrewshire's Alyson McKechin had an excellent round of five-under 70, eight shots better than her first-round effort. The Elderslie player birdied the long first and the par-4 fifth and had an eagle 3 at the long sixth and a 2 at the short eighth to reach the turn in five-under-par 33. She dropped her first shot at the 11th but got another 2 at the short 16th to come home in level par 37 for a 70 and a 36-hole tally of 148, the same mark.
Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze) was another to hit the 70 mark, which represented an improvement of 11 shots on her first round to put her on 151 alongside Curtis Cup team contenders Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) (75-76), Amy Boulden (Maesdu) (77-74), Welsh champion Tara Davies (Holyhead) (77-74), former Scottish Under-21 champion Kelly Brotherton (Troon Welbeck) (75-76) and Samantha Birks (Wolstanton) (79-72).
Eilidh and Megan both had 2 over par rounds -- 1 over the CSS -- WHICH MEANS RENFREWSHIRE are represented tomorrow over ROYAL TROON in the final round
THE DRAW FOR DAY 3 OVER ROYAL TROON ---- CLICK HERE --- AND DO COME AND SUPPORT OUR PLAYERS

SECOND-ROUND TOTALS Both rounds at Troon Portland, Par 150 (2x75)
CSS 76 76

138 Nikki Foster (Pleasington) 67 71, Louise Kenney (Pitreavie) 67 71.
141 Danielle McVeigh (Royal Co Down Ladies) 70 71.
144 Leona Maguire (Slieve Russell) 69 75, Rachel Jennings (Izaak Walton) 72 72.
145 Lisa Maguire (Slieve Russell) 74 71, Hannah Barwood (Knowle) 74 71, Charlotte Ellis (Minchinhampton) 76 69, Kelly Tidy (Royal Birkdale) 72 73.
146 Lauren Taylor (Woburn) 75 71, Emma Brown (Malton & North) 71 75, Jane Turner (Craigielaw) 74 72.
147 Lucy Williams (Mid Herts) 70 77, Anjelika Hammar (Sweden) 76 71, Gillian O'Leary (Cork) 72 75.
148 Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 78 70, Sian James (Bristol & Clifton) 75 73, Gemma Bradbury (Cottrell Park) 76 72.
149 Naomi Edwards (Ganton) 73 76, Laura Murray (Alford) 75 74, Rachael Watton (Mortonhall) 75 74
150 Charlotte Dalton (Ladbrook Park) 74 76, Aedin Murphy (Carlow) 77 73, Laura Collin (John O'Gaunt) 76 74, Lisa Ball (Matfen Hall) 75 75.
151 Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) 75 76, Kelly Brotherton (Troon Welbeck) 75 76, Tara Davies (Holyhead) 77 74, Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze) 81 70, Samantha Birks (Wolstanton) 79 72, Amy Boulden (Maesdu) 77 74, Jess Wilcox (Blankney) 77 74.
152 Rachael McQueen (Troon Ladies) 76 76, Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 75 77.
153 Holly Clyburn (Woodhall Spa) 79 74, Charlotte Wild (Mere) 74 79, Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) 73 80.
154 Karen O'Neill (Douglas) 81 73, Charlie Douglass (Brocket Hall) 78 76, Becky Harries (Haverfordwest) 78 76.
155 Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw) 76 79, Stephanie McEvoy (Old Fold Manor) 76 79, Rachael Taylor (Hartl Golf Resort, Germany) 79 76, Rebecca Wilson (Grange) 77 78, Sarah Cunningham (Ennis) 81 74, Louise Mernagh (Woodenbridge) 79 76, Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) 78 77, Maura Diamond (Royal Portrush) 77 78.
156 Emma Sheffield (Newark) 77 79, Lauren Taylor (Woburn) 75 71, Bethany Garton (Royal Lytham) 79 77, Victoria Bradshaw (Bangor) 76 80, Rebecca Gee (Wellingborough) 81 75, Gillian Monteith (Portpatrick Dunskey) 78 78, Susan Jackson (Ladybank) 77 79, Hannah Grant (Enmore Park) 80 76.
157 Charlene Reid (Royal Portrush) 81 76.
158 Josephine Janson (Sweden) 79 79, Sarah Garbutt (Ganton) 77 81.
159 Sarah Helly (Enniscrone) 82 77.
160 Rachel Hanlon (St Regulus) 79 81, Ann Ramsay (Kirriemuir) 80 80.
161 Lucy Simpson (Massereene) 80 81.
162 Anne Laing (Vale of Leven) 82 80, Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) 83 79.
164 Lesley Atkins (Minto) 82 82
, Ciara Butler (Newlands) 84 80.
166 Bronwyn Davies (Trentham) 81 85.
167 Samantha Leslie (Westhill) 86 81.

TEAM EVENT

285 IRELAND (D McVeigh 70 71, Leona Maguire 69 75).
289 SCOTLAND (L Kenney 67 71, P Pretswell 75 76).
298 ENGLAND (H Barwood 74 71, H Clyburn 79 74).
302 WALES (T Davie 77 74, A Boulden 77 74).

Friday, April 23, 2010

YOUR WEBMASTER HAS HER 5th HOLE IN ONE !

Carol Fell - your WEbmaster
Your Webmaster Carol -- who for those who bought the RLCGA Centenary Book will have noted that on the introduction by the Author Carol Fell (PAGE 2--- CLICK ON THE EBOOK BELOW--- FULL SCREEN ) -- said she had had 4 holes in One over her career -- Well today -- she had another one -- at Douglas Park Golf Course at the 12th Hole in their Spring Meeting.

It did help her score as the rest of her round was not that great !!

A glass or 2 of wine helped celebrate the day !!

HELEN HOLM -- EILIDH DOES WELL ON DAY 1

Renfrewshire County Champion Eilidh Briggs had an excellent 1st round at the Helen Holm over Troon Portland today. Her level par round of 75 was the best from the West of Scotland along side the 2009 West of Scotland Champion Pamela Pretwell (Bothwell Castle).

Megan and Alyson both had a 78 and Clare-Marie an 81. We wish them all the best for tomorrow and hope they all make the cut to play over Royal Troon on Sunday

FIRST-ROUND SCORES from Troon Portland - Par 75
67 Nikki Foster (Pleasington), Louise Kenney (Pitreavie).
69 Leona Maguire (Slieve Russell).
70 Danielle McVeigh (Royal Co Down Ladies), Lucy Williams (Mid Herts).
71 Emma Brown (Malton & Norton).
72 Gillian O'Leary (Cork), Rachel Jennings (Izaak Walton), Hannah Barwood (Knowle), Kelly Tidy (Royal Birkdale).
73 Naomi Edwards (Ganton), Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar).74 Charlotte Wild (Mere), Lisa Maguire (Slieve Russell), Charlotte Dalton (Ladbrook Park), Jane Turner (Craigielaw).
75 Rachael Watton (Mortonhall), Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm), Lisa Ball (Matfen Hall), Kelly Brotherton (Troon Welbeck), Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle), Lauren Taylor (Woburn), Sian James (Bristol & Clifton), Laura Murray (Alford).
76 Victoria Bradshaw (Bangor), Gemma Bradbury (Cottrell Park), Laura Collin (John O'Gaunt), Anjelika Hammar (Sweden), Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw), Stephanie McEvoy (Old Fold Manor), Rachael McQueen (Troon Ladies), Charlotte Ellis (Minchinhampton).
77 Tara Davies (Holyhead), Amy Boulden (Maesdu), Aedin Murphy (Carlow), Sara Garbutt (Ganton), Jess Wilcox (Blankney), Susan Jackson (Ladybank), Maura Diamond (Royal Portrush), Emma Sheffield (Newark), Rebecca Wilson (Grange).
78 Becky Harries (Haverfordwest), Gillian Monteith (Portpatrick Dunskey), Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm), Alyson McKechin (Elderslie), Charlie Douglass (Brocket Hall).
79 Louise Mernagh (Woodenbridge), Samantha Birks (Wolstanton), Holly Clyburn (Woodhall Spa), Rachel Hanlon (St Regulus), Rachael Taylor (Hartl Golf Resort, Germany), Bethany Garton (Royal Lytham), Josephine Jansson (Sweden).
80 Ann B Ramsay (Kirriemuir), Hannah Grant (Enmore Park), Lucy Simpson (Masserene).
81 Bronwyn Davies (Trentham), Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze), Rebecca Gee (Wellingborough), Sarah Cunningham (Ennis), Karen O'Neill (Douglas), Charlene Reid (Royal Portrush).
82 Anne Laing (Vale of Leven), Sarah Helly (Enniscrone), Lesley Atkins (Minto).
83 Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies).84 Ciara Butler (Newlands).
86 Samantha Leslie (Westhill).
TEAM EVENT STANDINGS
139 IRELAND (Leona Maguire 69, D McVeigh 70).
142 SCOTLAND (L Kenney 67, P Pretswell 75).
153 ENGLAND (H Barwood 74, H Clyburn 79).
154 WALES (A Boulden 77, T Davies 77).

Thursday, April 22, 2010

HELEN HOLM --- DRAW SHEETS AND GOOD LUCK TO OUR RLCGA PLAYERS

THE HELEN HOLM BEGINS TOMORROW AT THE LADIES CLUB,TROON WITH ROUNDS ON TROON PORTLAND ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. THERE IS A CUT MADE ON SATURDAY NIGHT AND THE BEST PLAYERS THEN PLAY THEIR FINAL ROUND ON SUNDAY ON ROYAL TROON.

RENFREWSHIRE WILL BE REPRESENTED BY NEW CHAMPION EILIDH BRIGGS AND HER SISTER MEGAN, ALSO CLARE-MARIE CARLTON AND ALYSON McKECHIN.

WE WISH THEM ALL GOOD LUCK AND HOPE THE SUN CONTINUES TO SHINE.

DO KEEP AN EYE ON THE WEBSITE FOR UP TO DATE SCORES AND IF YOU CAN MANAGE, I KNOW THE GIRLS WOULD APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT --- LIVE SCORING WILL BE AVAILABLE

PRINT OUT THE TIMESHEET DRAWS FOR SUPPORTING OUR PLAYERS
REVISED DRAW FOR ROUND 1
REVISED DRAW FOR ROUND 2.

Monday, April 19, 2010

HAGGS CASTLE JUNIOR OPEN DAY

Haggs Castle Golf Club is holding a Junior Open Tournament on Wednesday 21st July 2010 (Handicap Limit 28). The Entry Fee is £5.
CLICK HERE to download your entry form

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Eilidh has best scratch at the West of Scotland Girls Medal

Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) --- the 2010 RLCGA Champion continued her good run of form with the Scratch prize at our first West of Scotland medal yesterday at Troon Portland. Her score of 73 on a windy day was very pleasing. A few other girls managed to play under their handicaps too so the SSS remained at 75.
To read the full report go to the West of Scotland Website

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Vote of Thanks from Eilidh



DAY 1 PHOTOGRAPHS Click link and the slideshow
FINAL DAY PHOTOGRAPHS - click link then slideshow

Friday, April 16, 2010

EILIDH BRIGGS IS THE 2010 RLCGA CHAMPION

Eilidh Briggs 2010 RLCGA Champion - Click to enlarge
Eilidh Briggs, was six under par for the 25 holes she had to play today and produced her best form on the big occasion!
It was Eilidh's second appearance in the final. As a 14-year-old, she lost to big sister Megan in the 2008 final.
Eilidh, the No 6 seed, was two under par for the holes played in the final. She was level par to the turn, compared to her Clare- Marie's three-over-par figures. The 10th was halved in birdies and then Eilidh produced an eagle to win the 11th and virtually clinch the championship.
In the semi-finals, Clare-Marie had played flawless golf to beat Carol Whyte 4 and 3 producing three birdies on the outward half.
Eilidh was four under par in winning her semi-final by 9 and 7 against young Lesley Cosh (Cowglen).
Today's results:
Semi-finals - Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze) beat Carol Whyte (Windyhill) 4 and 3, Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) beat Lesley Cosh (Cowglen) 9 and 7.
Final - Eilidh Briggs beat Clare- Marie Carlton 5 and 4.

TO SEE ALL THE MATCHPLAY RESULTS --- CLICK HERE

Thursday, April 15, 2010

FROM THE SLGA WEBSITE -

DEADLINE NOON MONDAY

FROM THE SLGA WEBSITE
There is only one week left to enter for the 2010 Scottish Ladies (Close) Amateur Championship. Entries will close at 12 noon on Monday, April 19.
Entry forms can be downloaded here.
This year's Championship is being held at Craigielaw Golf Club in East Lothian from May 18 to 22.

PHOTOS FROM DAY 1 CHAMPIONSHIP AT RANFURLY CASTLE

Day 1 Championship Results

Clare Marie Carlton runner up in last years championship played some great golf to progress to tomorrow's Semi Finals by beating Sara McCorkell and Gillian Kyle
Carol Whyte (Windyhill) was the surprise player today when she beat holder Megan Briggs in the morning and Liz Stewart in the afternoon to progress to semi finals.
On a beautiful sunny day all the golf was of a very high standard.
However the putting was the deciding factor in many of the games.
Jennifer Mack beat young Alyson McKechin in the morning at the 19th to then lost to another youngster Lesley Cosh at the 18th.
Eilidh Briggs progressed to the semi - finals by beating Donna Jackson in the morning and new County member Nichola Henderson in a very tight match that finished on the 18th
1st Round
Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze) beat Sara McCorkell (Williamwood) 5/3
Linsey Stevenson (Elie and Earlsferry) lost to Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) 3/2
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) lost to Carol Whyte (Windyhill) 3/1
Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle) lost to Liz Stewart (Greenburn) 1Up
Nichola Henderson (Haggs Castle) beat Patricia Davidson (Erskine) 6/5
Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle) lost to Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 3/2
Lesley Cosh (Cowglen) beat Sally Foster (Kilmacolm) 4/3
Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) beat Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 19th


Quarter Final Results
Clare-Marie Carlton beat Gillian Kyle 5/4
Carol Whyte beat Liz Stewart 2/1
Nichola Henderson lost to Eilidh Briggs 1 Hole
Lesley Cosh beat Jennifer Mack 1up

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Clare Marie is the top Qualifier In the County Championship


Clare-Marie Carlton (pictured right) the 2009 County Championship Runner up was the leading qualifier in the 2010 Championship played over Ranfurly Castle today. In a testing east wind Clare - Marie was round in 73 (37, 36). The next best round was by Alyson McKechin who had a 75.
Leading Qualifiers: SSS 73 CSS 75
73 Clare- Marie Carlton (Fereneze)
75 Alyson McKechin (Elderslie)
76 Nichola Henderson (Haggs Castle) , Liz Stewart (Greenburn)
78 Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm)
79 Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm)
81 Lesley Cosh (Cowglen), Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire), Linsey Stevenson (Elie and Earlsferry)
82 Sally Foster (Kilmacolm)
83 Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle), Carol Whyte (Windyhill), Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle)
84 Patricia Davidson (Erskine)
85 Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle)
88 Sara McCorkell (Williamwood)

RLCGA Championships – Ranfurly Castle Match-play draw

9.15 C-M Carlton v S McCorkell
9.22 L Stevenson v G Kyle
9.30 M Briggs v C Whyte
9.37 G McGinlay v L Stewart
9.45 N Henderson v P Davidson
9.52 D Jackson v E Briggs
10.00 L Cosh v S Foster
10.07 J Mack v A McKechin



The best Net scores of the day were by Liz Wilson (Elderslie) and Margaret Gray (Old Ranfurly) who both had a net 70. Liz (pictured on the left) was the overall winner of the handicap section by virtue of the better inward half

To see all the scores from today Click Here and also click on the following link to print out your Handicap Exchange Letter

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP OPEN DAY TIMESHEET

The Draw for the County Championship Open day at Ranfurly Castle Golf Club has a few adjustments. If you need to Cancel or have a problem contact Maureen Woodhead at 07711 304 367.


Please use the scroll bars to move down the time sheets

Monday, April 12, 2010

Ladies Beginner Group Coaching With PGA Professional Lesley Mackay


LADIES BEGINNER GROUP COACHING WITH PGA PROFESSIONAL, LESLEY MACKAY

Course starting date Wednesday 21st April 7.00-8.00pm
Course cost £50.00

Numbers limited contact reception on 01355 575 980 to book your place

Week 1 - 21st April
Week 2 - 28th April
Week 3 - 19th May
Week 4 - 26th May
Week 5 - 2nd June

LADIES MEMBERSHIP NOW AVAILABLE AT PLAYSPORT GOLF
£35 per month direct debit with initial payment of £60
Memberships are renewable in November of each year

Membership includes:

  • Bag tag
  • Unlimited use of golf course
  • Monthly and weekly medals
  • Ladies Club Championship
  • Mixed foursomes knockout competition
  • Reduced guest fees (£7 weekdays & £9 weekends)
  • £20 credit on a practice card with 30% discount at all times
  • Rules Of Golf book
  • Annual prize giving
  • Official CONGU handicap
  • Discount in American Golf
  • Reduced pricing in café area
  • Members group coaching throughout the year

Every new female member will receive a 30minute lesson with Lesley Mackay


Sunday, April 11, 2010

April County Medal over Ralston -- Alyson McKechin has the best Scratch Score

Group photo - click to enlarge Happy in the Sun --Pat Pennel , Janis Forson, Anne Terrey, Jean Irvine and Liz Wilson
Photo below -- Linda McDougall and June Lockhart - Click on photos to enlarge



Linda MacDougall and June Lockhart - Click to enlarge The First Medal of the 2010 season was played to-day at Ralston Golf Club. On a beautiful Spring Day 43 players took part in this competition.

Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) had the best scratch score with a 73.
The SSS was 71, CSS was 73.
Natasha Qayum (Ranfurly Castle) had the best net of the day with a 69 and was the overall winner of the medal


Division 1: (Handicap Scratch - 12)
1st : Natasha Qayum (Ranfurly Castle) 76 (7) 69
2nd: Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 73 (3) 70
3rd: Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle) 82 (10) 72

Division 2 : (Handicap 13 upwards)
1st : Jackie MacDonald (Ranfurly Castle) 94 (21) 73
2nd : Tracy Masterton (Windyhill) 90 (14) 76
3rd : Liz Wilson (Elderslie) 97 (20) 77

Scratch : Alyson McKechin 73

To see the full list of results ---- CLICK HERE

Also go to How-Did - I-Do and register with your email and a password --- free to access and see all the details of the competion .
To get your Handicap Exchange Letter --- CLICK HERE -- then find your HOME Club and when you print the Handicap Exchange letter of your Home Club then select only the page or pages of that club.

Renfrewshire Players are featuring in this Months Scottish Club Golfer Magazine

Latest Issue of Scottish Club Golfer is now available

Remember you can also read the latest golf news at http://www.scottishclubgolfer.com/




Have a "click" through this month's on line magazine and you will see some RENFREWSHIRE MEMBERS ARE IN THIS ISSUE --- Alyson McKechin, Jennifer Mack, Audrey Sturgess, Carol Fell and Megan Briggs

You should also be able to pick up a copy at your Home Club

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Hi to All from Augusta from Captain Trish

We are really having a super time and it is all the more so because our boys are doing pretty well although Phil is playing amazingly well too. It is very hot again today and we have come home to watch on the tv.tonight is the first night when we do not have an engagement...what a relief!
Then tomorrow we actually have dinner with the members and THE WINNER in the clubhouse. What a thrill that will be!
I shall try to get something signed by the champ but don't want to be too pushy!
Cheers Trish

Friday, April 09, 2010

SLGA UNDER 16'S AT STRATHMORE GOLF CLUB - LINSEY STEVENSON IS IN TOP 25

Renfrewshire's Linsey Stevenson played in the SLGA Under 16's Strokeplay at Strathmore Golf Club near Alyth on April 8 - 9th.

Linsey finished in 25th place out of a field of 101 after the 2 rounds ---- with a Gross score of 78 --- 6 over par in the 1st round and a 75 - 3 over par in the 2nd round .. WELL DONE LINSEY

CLICK HERE FOR SCORES AND THEN CLICK ON THE PLAYERS NAME TO SEE THEIR SCORECARD

Thursday, April 08, 2010

DAY 1 AT THE MASTERS

The Master at Augusta
Hi all from Augusta.


It has been a good 1st day --- A very difficult wind which keeps gusting then dropping completely. I think they are finding it difficult to club but it is great to see Lee Westwood doing well but what about Tom Watson and my old favourite Fred Couples! And then good old Sandy up there on the leader board-just hope they have not peeked too soon.

Tiger has been very well received too-in fact I can't get near him but will probably need to sit on a stand and see him as he comes round. I sat at 15th today with my sister Vickie and we were able to watch them trying to make birdies at that par 5 then we could see their shots at 16 too -- all very exciting
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I have to say we are very busy every evening with receptions etc and it is hard work trying to remember who I have already met and where and also there names! ---- I will need a holiday when I get home.

Hope all well with RLCGA a and wishing you all a good day for the first medal on Sunday.

Best Wishes from your Captain Trish

RALSTON MEDAL TIMESHEET

The draw for the first County Medal of 2010 is over Ralston on Sunday 11th April . Any cancellations can be phoned to Sally Smyth at 07748862037.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

SGU Golfers e-newsletter - Issue No 2 April 2010

SGU Golfers e-newsletter

April 2010

Welcome to the SGU e-bulletin. With one of the coldest winters on record behind us, the clocks are forward and the final preparations are taking place at Augusta, which can mean only one thing...the golf season is here! Our monthly newsletter aims to keep you up-to-date throughout the year with the latest news from the Scottish Golf Union as well as the best offers for golfers across Scotland.


Scottish Golf Awareness Week – 'It's Time to Join the Club'


Following the success of our campaign last year, the SGU and SLGA are launching a new membership marketing campaign entitled "It's Time to Join the Club", which tees off with Scottish Golf Awareness Week from the 10th – 18th April. Look out for our press, radio and on-line advertising. The campaign is designed to assist clubs in recruiting new members and promote the benefits of joining a golf club.


Find out more >>

Scottish Golf Card

The growing number of courses in Scotland signed up for the Scottish Golf Card has now reached 133 and you can purchase your new Card for just £10 per year, giving you 50% off the standard green fees at participating courses.

Find out more >>


Enjoy a Hospitality Experience at The Open Championship


The Open Championship celebrates its 150th anniversary at the Old Course, St Andrews in July and you could be there to savour this memorable occasion with one of the many superb hospitality packages on offer. This includes the fantastic 'Sportsman's Dinner' on the eve of the event with the chance to witness many of the game's great Champions in luxurious surroundings.

Find out more >>


Scottish Golf Show & European Golf Show


For those fortunate enough to attend the European Golf Show in Aberdeen and/or the Scottish Golf Show in Glasgow we hope you enjoyed the events! It was good to meet many of you who visited the SGU/SLGA stand, we certainly enjoyed talking to you all about all golf related issues and how the SGU/SLGA can further benefit Scottish club golfers. Visit the website next week to see if you have won the 'Play a Round with Richie Ramsay' competition!


100's of Open Competitions to enter at SGU Golf Central!


Organising your golfing year ahead? There is no better place for searching the 2010 calendar of Junior, Men's, Women's, Mixed, Senior Open competitions than the SGU Golf Central. The SGU Golf Central doesn't just allow you to search for Open competitions but also offers a host of information about each club ranging from which have membership availability and special offers to which have club hire facilities.

Find out more >>

Belhaven Best Scottish Club Handicap Championship

Make sure you take part in your club qualifier for Scotland's largest handicap championship, The Belhaven Best Scottish Club Handicap Championship. This year's Grand Final for the 4-ball better ball championship takes place at The Dukes Course, St Andrews on 1st October 2010. See your club's notice board or speak to your club secretary for details of your club's qualifier.

Find out more >>


Scottish Boys Championship


Whether you are following the progress of a friend, relative, fellow club golfer or just want to see who is emerging as the next Scottish golfing protégé...keep up to date with the opening 'SGU Major' of the season courtesy of the SGU live scoring from the Scottish Boys Championship 2010, this year hosted at the testing West Kilbride Golf Club and getting underway on Monday 5th April.

Scottish Boys Championship Draw and Live Scoring >>


Special Offers available at top Scottish courses


Remember that as a member of an SGU/SLGA golf club in Scotland you are able to take advantage of the Special Member Offers from some of Scotland's leading golf courses, including Kingsbarns Links, Prestwick and The Duke's St Andrews.

Find out more >>


Keep visiting scottishgolf.org for all the latest news, results, offers and information from the Scottish Golf Union.

The SGU Team



Sunday, April 04, 2010

MESSAGE FROM CAPTAIN TRISH FROM AUGUSTA

Trish tries to get into bed
I have arrived in Augusta staying in a huge house...actually I need a springboard or trampette to get into the bed!--- see picture on RHS
Everyone getting excited about the start of the Masters. Apparently the press are camped outside the course trying to get a glimpse of Tiger.
Big press conference tomorrow..wonder what he will say?
It is still very warm here and there is very heavy pollen...the ground and roads are all covered in yellow dust. I don't think it will affect the golf but they say we may get a thunderstorm by end of the week.
Have just read the website.
Well done to Megan for coming 4th in Universities Championships.

Linsey Stevenson is playing in the under 16s this week. Hope she does well. ---- TO READ MORE GO TO THE WEST OF SCOTLAND WEBSITE

Will try to keep in touch but hope everyone has had a Happy Easter.

Greetings from Trish

Saturday, April 03, 2010

West of Scotland Ladies Closed Championship

Entry Form --- Click to enlarge and then print


The 2010 West of Scotland Championship (36 hole Strokeplay) is on Sunday 2nd May at Cardross Golf Club.
The Entry fee is £10 made out to WSLGA
To print out the entry form Click on the Picture of the Entry Form to enlarge it and then print it. All entries are to Isabel Crawford who also says that she will accept email entries by contacting her at isabelhcrawford@googlemail.com

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Message from Captain Trish

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Hi from Sunny Georgia! We are having a lovely time with great weather - great for golf.

Colin goes north to Augusta today to play there tomorrow and Friday --- then we follow on Sunday.

Will try to send news from there-hot off the press!

Hear the weather is awful at home but hope people get the chance to play this holiday weekend.

Happy Easter to everyone in RLCGA from Sea Island , Georgia.

Captain Trish

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