Monday, May 31, 2010

COUNTY TEAM SELECTED

The 2010 RLCGA County Team The 2010 County Team --- From L TO R: Megan Briggs, Clare-Marie Carlton, Donna Jackson, Eilidh Briggs, Gillian Kyle, Liz Stewart, Carol Whyte and Alyson McKechin


WEST OF SCOTLAND INTER COUNTY MATCHES
MONDAY 14TH- WEDNESDAY 16TH JUNE
KILMACOLM GOLF CLUB

The Renfrewshire 2010 Team to compete in the West of Scotland Inter County Matches against Ayrshire, Dunbartonshire & Argyll and Lanarkshire at Kilmacolm Golf Club on Monday, 14th to Wednesday, 16th June, is announced as follows:-

Eilidh Briggs, Kilmacolm
Megan Briggs, Kilmacolm
Clare-Marie Carlton, Fereneze
Donna Jackson, Cochrane Castle
Gillian Kyle, East Renfrewshire
Alyson McKechin, Elderslie
Liz Stewart, Cochrane Castle
Carol Whyte, Windyhill
Reserve: Linsey Stevenson, Whitecraigs

The squad have practised hard and given much of their time over the winter months, out in the wind and rain, to prepare for Kilmacolm. 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 14th at 9.30am : Renfrewshire v Ayrshire
Tuesday15th at 9.30am : Renfrewshire v Lanarkshire
Wednesday16th at 9.00am: Renfrewshire v Dumbartonshire and Argyll

Thank you so much to all of those who have offered to Caddy...we look forward to seeing you.

If there is anyone else who could lend a hand in the Clubhouse for a couple of hours to direct traffic(ie. to keep the men out of our changing rooms and vice versa!), I would love to hear from you. My tel no is 01505 873462

Looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible to support our team
Trish

Sunday, May 30, 2010

ST RULE TROPHY AT ST ANDREWS

Megan, Clare- Marie and Alyson were all playing in the St Rule Trophy at St. Andrews this weekend. They all did very well in what turned out this morning to be Cold and Wet and improved this afternoon

Alford's Laura Murray holed an uphill 15ft birdie putt on the Old Course's 18 th green to win a sudden-death play-off climax in the evening sunlight after 8pm to the St Rule Trophy women's amateur golf tournament at St Andrews.
West of Scotland's Pamela Pretswell who is playing in the Curtis Cup match next month just missed out by one shot for the play off after a poor outward half this morning in the poor weather.

ST RULE TROPHY PLAY-OFF
St Andrews First round: New Course, Second and Third rounds: Old Course.
FINAL TOTALS
Par 227 (75 76 76). CSS 75 77 76
221 Amy Boulden (Maesdu) 75 77 69, Laura Murray (Alford) 73 74 74, Stacey Keating (Australia) 74 73 74.(play-off)
222 Tara Davies (Holyhead) 71 76 75, Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) 70 77 75, Justine Lee (Australia) 71 78 73.
223 Ashley Ona (Australia) 77 74 72.
225 Jess Wilcox (Blankney)77 73 75.
226 Roseanne Niven (Crieff) 74 80 72, Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) 75 78 73, Charlotte Wild (Mere) 74 77 75.
Other Scots:
228 Jane Turner (Craigielaw) 81 73 74, Louise Kenney (Pitreavie) 77 77 74, Julie Yang (Loretto School) 74 79 75.
230 Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder) 77 77 76,
233 Rachael Watton (Mortonhall) 77 77 79,235 Bronte Law (Bramhall) 78 80 77.
236 Martine Pow (Selkirk) 73 81 82.
237 Claire Hargan (Mortonhall) 79 78 80, Sara Bishop (Windyhill) 81 79 77,
238 Jacqueline Sneddon (Alyth) 73 81 84.
239 Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) 80 82 77, Ann Ramsay (Kirriemuir) 80 81 78, Susan Jackson (Ladybank) 79 77 83, Rebecca Wilson (Grange) 80 83 76.
242 Susan Wood (Drumpellier) 79 80 83, Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze) 82 83 77.
243 Cara Gruber (Royal Dornoch) 85 81 77
245 Elaine Moffat (St Regulus) 79 87 79.
247 Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 84 84 79.
248 Emma Fairnie (Dunbar) 80 80 88,
251 Gillian Monteith (Portpatrick Dunskey) 82 88 81
254 Anne Laing (Vale of Leven) 80 88 86.
262 Rachael McQueen (Troon Ladies) 88 87 87.
263 Jocelyn Mackie (Ladybank) 87 91 85.
271 Shonagh Raitt (Forfar) 86 87 98.
Retired: Claire MacDonald (Gullane Ladies) 80 90 -.

DRAW FOR INTER COUNTY FOURSOMES FINALS AT BALLOCHMYLE

The Inter County Foursomes Finals are being held at Ballochmyle Golf Club in Ayrshire on Thursday 3rd June. To see the draw sheet --- CLICK HERE

Friday, May 28, 2010

New online issue of Scottish Club Golfer is available

Latest Issue of Scottish Club Golfer is now available

Please click on this link to see the latest issue of Scottish Club Golfer online.

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

MAUREEN AND LINDA QUALIFY FOR WEST VETS CHAMPIONSHIP

Renfrewshire's Vice Captain Maureen Woodhead (Gourock) and Linda McDougall (Greenock) have both qualified for the matchplay stages of the West Vets Championships.
They qualified by playing in the West Vets Summer Meeting played at Old Ranfurly yesterday. Click on link to see all the results.
The Championship 1st round and semi finals will be played at Renfrew Golf Club on Tuesday 1st June . Thereafter the final date will be arranged. CLICK HERE to see the draw.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

WOULD LIKE TO PLAY IN AN OPEN DAY

Go to the WEST OF SCOTLAND WEBSITE for details for a good day out

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Megan is in today 's Scotsman Newspaper

Megan Briggs - Click to enlarge
Golf to stay a sport not a job for happy amateur Megan Briggs
FROM THE SCOTSMAN WEBSITE
By Martin Dempster
Hallelujah! So there are still people out there who are actually content to play top-level amateur golf and enjoy trips around the world as part of Scotland sides instead of turning professional and, in some cases, completely wasting their time.
That may sound harsh, but the truth often hurts and you just have to take a look at the fields on circuits like the PGA EuroPro Tour, the Alps Tour and the EPD Tour to see names that were written in the stars as amateurs yet these days are struggling to make any sort of impact in the paid game.
The introduction of such tours may have provided more playing opportunities for aspiring Tour professionals but, at the same time, it has created a situation where there is a ridiculous amount of these individuals, many of whom would have been better off staying in the amateur game.
True, amateur golf in 2010 is a lot different than it was in the days of Charlie Green, Ian Hutcheon, George Macgregor and Belle Robertson, but it's certainly worth looking at people like them to illustrate that golfing careers can be fulfilled without necessarily having to turn professional.
Green, for instance, travelled the world representing both Scotland and Great Britain & Ireland, playing in five Walker Cups, two Eisenhower Trophies, eight European Team Championships and 19 Home Internationals. Robertson, too, could have clocked up her fair share of air miles as a Curtis Cup player alone, having played in that fixture seven times and been the non-playing captain on two other occasions.
But in recent times, it has simply not been fashionable to be a Charlie Green or Belle Robertson. The closest we've seen probably are Glenn Campbell, a Blairgowrie greenkeeper who has been part of the Scotland set-up for the past seven years, and three-time Scottish champion Anne Laing – though her Curtis Cup career involved an unglamorous trip down the M6 to Formby.
She did, however, play against an American side that contained both Michelle Wie and Paula Creamer – now two of the leading lights on the LPGA Tour – and that sort of opportunity is exactly why the amateurs of today shouldn't be so hasty to move on to the next stage without giving themselves a proper chance to fulfil that particular phase of their career.
Nigel Edwards, the current Walker Cup captain, is a fine example of someone who has had his share of thrills from playing amateur golf, the little Welshman having been a team-mate of Luke Donald, Nick Dougherty, Graeme McDowell, Marc Warren and Oliver Wilson, as well as coming up against the likes of Anthony Kim and Ryan Moore in his four playing appearances against the Americans. It was so refreshing, therefore, to listen to Megan Briggs, the defending champion, talk about her future plans during the Scottish Ladies' (Close) Amateur Championship at Craigielaw.
Briggs is studying law at Strathclyde University and will only be 21 by the time she finishes her degree. With that behind her, the Kilmacolm player will have some welcome security but, even then, it sounds unlikely that she'll be tempted to join that band of aspiring Tour professionals.
"Making it on Tour is so hard unless you are making money week in, week out," she said. "Whenever I go on a website to check on results, it is evident that the prize-money drops down so rapidly. I'm quite happy for golf to remain my hobby – I don't want to find myself in a position where it's my job and I'm starting to resent it because of that.
"Anyway, what's wrong with staying as an amateur? I know from personal experience that you get to travel to loads of places while playing in top-level tournaments at the same time."
Nairn Dunbar's Kelsey MacDonald, who succeeded Briggs as Scottish champion at the weekend, will almost certainly end up in the professional game but she too, talked about wanting to make sure she is "ready" before making that leap.
Far too many, especially in the men's game, are nowhere near ready when they're making that leap and, in doing so, leave behind what could be a fulfilling career in the amateur game.

Photograph of Megan Courtesy of Calcarson Agency

Monday, May 24, 2010

A FEW RLCGA MEMBERS HAVE ENTERED THE SCOTTISH SENIORS -- HAVE YOU ??

Rosemarkie Golf Club
Claire Hargan is the new SLGA Tournament Organiser and she is hoping that you will come and enjoy some Seniors Golf play up in the North of Scotland at the end of June.
The last date for entries for the Scottish Seniors is a week today (Monday 31 May at 12 noon).
The Championship is being held at Fortrose & Rosemarkie Golf Club from 29 June to 2 July 2010.

CLICK HERE to get your Entry forms

Further information is available on the Seniors Championship section of the SLGA WEBSITE

TO SEE WHO HAVE ENTERED SO FAR CLICK HERE

Sunday, May 23, 2010

AUTUMN GREENSOMES AND SEPTEMBER MEDAL --- YOU CAN NOW ENTER ON LINE

Online entries for the AUTUMN GREENSOMES STABLEFORD at Elderslie and the SEPTEMBER MEDAL at Renfrew are now open.

CLICK ON THE LINKS IN THIS POST OR GO TO THE LHS OF THE WEBSITE AND ENTER NOW

SLGA TEAM SELECTIONS

Renfrewshire's Megan Briggs and Linsey Stevenson have both been selected as reserves for Scottish Teams in the up and coming events over the next couple of months
Go to the West of Scotland Website for the full list

Saturday, May 22, 2010

KELSEY MACDONALD IS THE NEW SCOTTISH CHAMPION

Clare- Marie Carlton (Semi Finalist), Louise Kenney (Runner Up), Kelsey MacDonald (2010 Scottish Champion) and Laura Murray (Semi Finalist) -- Courtesy of Calcarson Agency - click to enlarge

HOLE BY HOLE SCORING IN THE SCOTTISH FINAL BETWEEN LOUISE KENNEY AND KELSEY MACDONALD --------- CLICK HERE

Kelsey MacDonald wins by 5 and 3 Go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website for the Full Report

Friday, May 21, 2010

EILIDH BRIGGS EQUALS THE COURSE RECORD OVER KILMACOLM


Eilidh Briggs (pictured left)who was unable to play in the Scottish Championships this week because of exams was able to play in yesterday's Club Medal over Kilmacolm last night. She had a GROSS 67 --- 5 under the SSS WHICH EQUALS THE COURSE RECORD HELD BY HER SISTER MEGAN AND REDUCES HER HANDICAP TO SCRATCH --- THE SAME AS MEGAN !!!!
WELL DONE EILIDH

PLUS WELL DONE TO MEGAN AND CLARE-MARIE FOR THEIR GREAT PLAY AT THE SCOTTISH.

CLARE - MARIE IS DENIED A PLACE IN THE FINAL BY LOUISE KENNEY IN MARATHON MATCH

Louise Kenney and Clare- Marie Carlton (Courtesy of Calcarson Agency)

Renfrewshire's Clare-Marie Carlton did not have the best of starts in this afternoon's Semi Final against Louise Kenney this afternoon when she bogeyed the first two holes to be 2 down after 2 holes. Clare- Marie then settled down with a birdie 4 at the long fourth to cut her deficit to one but bogeyed the fifth to lose that before Kenney bogeyed the short sixth to come out of that exchange of holes with a one-hole advantage.
The next four holes were halved in strict par, Clare- Marie turning in one-over 36 to Louise Kenney's 35.
Louise broke the stalemate with her first birdie of the round, a 4 at the long 11th to go two up. The Fifer got her second birdie at the 12th to go three holes up but that stirred Clare- Marie into a birdie-birdie revival, winning both the 13th and 14th to be only one down on the 15th tee.
The 15th was halved in pars, leaving Louise one up with three to play. Clare- Marie then had a birdie at the 16th - to go all square - and a winning par at the short 17th - to go one up for the first time in the match.
However, she was forced to concede the 18th to be back to level pegging again ... and off into extra holes.
The 19th was halved in bogey 5s, Clare- Marie three-putting after Kenney had been bunkered.
The 20th was halved in birdie 4s, both players now level par for the 20 holes.
The short 21st saw Clare- Marie bunkered off the tee, splash out and hole a chip for a par 3 which Kenney matched by holing from 10ft
On to the 22nd (the par-5 fourth) Louise clinched a place in the final with a par 5

To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

Scottish women's amateur championship
CRAIGIELAW LINKS

TODAY'S RESULTS

QUARTER-FINALS
Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze)
beat Martine Pow (Selkirk) 3 and 1.
Louise Kenney (Pitreavie) beat Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) 1 hole.
Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) beat Rachael Watton (Mortonhall) 1 hole.
Laura Murray (Alford) beat Jane Turner (Craigielaw) 1 hole.
SEMI-FINALS
Kenney beat Carlton at 22nd
MacDonald bt Murray 2 and 1.
FINAL
Louise Kenney v Kelsey MacDonald will tee off at 9am.

CLARK ROSEBOWL
SEMI-FINALS

Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) beat Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw) 4 and 3.
Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Ladies) beat Clara Young (North Berwick) 1 hole.
FINAL
Summers beat Meek 4 and 3.

CLARE - MARIE REACHES THE SEMI FINALS AND MEGAN IS JUST PIPPED

Top seed Martine Pow, the 45-year-old 2006 champion from Selkirk, had her glory run ended by Renfrewshire's Clare-Marie Carlton from Fereneze.
Clare- Marie was only one up at the turn but, on another warm, almost humid morning, she pulled away from her older opponent on the inward half.
She went two up when Pow three-putted the 11th and then increased her lead to three with a pitch-and-putt birdie 4 at the long 12th.
Pow’s birdie at the 14th was a last gallant bid to turn back the years. But, back to two down, the leading qualifier could make no further inroads and lost the 17th for Clare- Marie to be the first to reach the semi-finals – for the first time – by a 3 and 1 margin with roughly level par golf.
Now Clare-Marie now plays 27-year-old Dunfermline nursery teacher Louise Kenney (Pitreavie) for a place in the final.
Louise Kenney got a measure of revenge over Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) for last year’s 4 and 3 defeat in the final at Southerness by beating the her by one hole.
Megan was two up after six holes but Kenney finished the stronger. She had an eagle 3 at the 11th and birdies at the 12th and 13th to win all three holes, transforming a one-down position to a much healthier one-hole lead. Megan then squared the contest at the short 17th where Louise took a bogey but the Fifer birdied the par-5 18th for a one-hole victory.

Today’s results:
QUARTER-FINALS
Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze) beat Martine Pow (Selkirk) 3 and 1.
Louise Kenney (Pitreavie) beat Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) 1 hole.
Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) beat Rachael Watton (Mortonhall) 1 hole.
Laura Murray (Alford) beat Jane Turner (Craigielaw) 1 hole.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Friday's tee times at Craigielaw

CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTER-FINALS
8.30 Martine Pow (Selkirk) v Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze).
8.40 Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) v Louise Kenney (Pitreavie).
8.50 Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) v Rachael Watton (Mortonhall).
9.00 Jane Turner (Craigielaw) v Laura Murray (Alford).

CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI-FINALS
1.30 & 1.50 on Friday

MEGAN AND CLARE- MARIE ARE THROUGH TO THE QUARTER FINALS OF THE SCOTTISH

Renfrewshire's Megan and Clare Marie have both won through to the quarter final stages if the 2010 Scottish Chamionships.
In the morning, however, top seed Martine Pow from Selkirk beat the "leading qualifier curse" but only just in the first match-play round of the Scottish women's amateur championship at sunny but slightly windy Craigielaw links this morning.
Martine, two holes up for most of the first 10 holes, eventually scraped through at the 19th against Renfrewshire's, youngest talented player Alyson McKechin, last of the 32 qualifiers, from Elderslie.
"There's definitely a curse on leading qualifiers in this championship. Can you remember the last time the No 1 seed went on to win the title?" asked 45 year old Martine who qualified in the No 4 position when she was crowned champion by beating Anne Laing in the 2006 national final at Dunbar.
Pow unleashed a phenomenal drive on to the green, slightly downwind at the first extra hole, a drive of close on 300 yards and a two-putt birdie 3 gave her a hard-earned win over her 16-year-old opponent.
Alyson led for the only time in the match when she won the third and the fourth with a birdie to cancell out Martine's first-hole success.
Pow hit back with three wins in a row - the fifth, sixth and seventh, to go two up but lost the nith to a birdie to be brought back to one up at the turn.
The Selkirk health and safety officer retained a two-hole lead with a par 3 at the 10th but lost the long 11th to a par 5 and the 13th to a par 4 to be pulled back to square.
Martine birdied the 16th to get her nose in front again but Alyson birdied the last to take an absorbing contest down the 19th.
WELL DONE ALYSON -- YOU NEARLY DID IT

Megan Briggs produced the birdies in the morning round when she had to take the measure of Jacqueline Sneddon who is home for the summer holidays from Grand Canyon University, Arizona.She then went on to win by 4 and 5 against Rachael Taylorand now play Dunfermline nursery teacher Louise Kenney in a replay of last year’s final tonorrow morning in one sense although both say that last year’s result, when Megan won the title with a 4 and 3 victory, has no bearing at all on who will be the winner this time round. --- Good Luck Megan you can do it.

Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze), the No 24 qualifier, ousted the No 9 seed and former Scotland cap, Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder) by two holes and now meets Martine Pow the victor over Alyson after a ding-dong struggle in the 2nd round with Susan Woods (Drumpellier) who she beat by by two holes, the only time either player was ever more than one up.---- Well done Clare-Marie -- you can do it too !!

Congratulations also go to Natasha Qayum who played well in her tie in the Clark Rosebowl this morning and was only beaten by 2 and 1

THURSDAY'S SCOREBOARD

FIRST ROUND
Martine Pow (Selkirk) beat Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) at 19th.
Karen Marshall (Baberton) beat Elaine Moffat (St Regulus) at 19th.
Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze) beat Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder) 2 holes.
Susan Wood (Drumpellier) beat Ann F Ramsay (Kirriemuir) 2 and 1.
Rachael Taylor (Hartl Golf Resort, Germany) beat Jemma Chalmers (Monifieth) 5 and 4.
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) beat Jacqueline Sneddon (Alyth) 4 and 3.
Sammy Vass (Tain) beat Claire MacDonald (Gullane) 1 hol.e
Louise Kenney (Pitreavie) beat Kate McIntosh (Broomieknowe) 5 and 3.
Sammy Leslie (Westhill) beat Elaine Cuthill (Lanark) 1 hole.
Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) beat Cara Gruber (Royal Dornoch) 2 and 1.
Wendy Nicholson (Broomieknowe) beat Laura Walker (Muckhart) 4 and 2.
Rachael Watton (Mortonhall) beat Sheila Cuthbertson (Peebles) 7 and 5.
Susan Jackson (Ladybank) beat Noreen Fenton (Dunbar) 2 and 1.
Jane Turner (Craigielaw) beat Gillian Monteith (Portpatrick Dunskey) 6 and 5.
Rachel McQueen (Troon Ladies) beat Rachel Hanlon (St Regulus) 2 and 1.
Laura Murray (Alford) beat Fiona Gilbert (Carnoustie) 5 and 3.
SECOND ROUND
Pow beat Marshall 7 and 6.
Carlton beat Wood 2 holes.
Briggs beat Taylor 6 and 5.
Kenney beat Vass 4 and 2.
K MacDonald beat Leslie 4 and 3.
Watton beat Nicholson 3 and 2.
Turner beat Jackson 1 hole.
Murray beat McQueen 4 and 3.

CLARK ROSEBOWL
FIRST ROUND
Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) beat Suzanne Ireland (Prestonfield) 8 and 7.
Jill Harrison (Cruden Bay) beat Mary Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) 3 and 1.
Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw) beat Linda Bain (Lochend) 5 and 4.
Carol Wilson (Murcar Links) beat Natasha Qayum (Ranfurly Castle) 2 and 1.
Ailsa Bain (Peebles) beat Louise Fraser (Kingsknowe) 3 and 2.
Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Ladies) beat Linda Caine (Dunbar) at 19th.
Kirsten Blackwood (Craigmillar Park) beat Jill McNicoll (Glenbervie) at 20th.
Clara Young (North Berwick) beat Linda Dyball (Pitreavie) 2 and 1.
QUARTER-FINALS
Ailsa Summers beat Harrison 5 and 4.
Gabrielle MacDonald beat Wilson 5 and 4.
Jessica Meek beat Ailsa Bain 3 and 2.
Clara Young beat Blackwood 1 hole.

To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

MEGAN , CLARE-MARIE AND ALYSON MAKE THE MATCHPLAY STAGES OF THE SCOTTISH

Megan, Clare- Marie and Alyson have all qualified for the matchplay stages of the Scottish Championships over Craigielaw --- Many Congratulations to you all

Also well done to Natasha Qayum (Ranfurly Castle) who has qualified for the 2nd flight (The Clark Rosebowl)

To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

Click on the following links for the drawsheets -----CHAMPIONSHIP DRAW and the CLARK ROSEBOWL DRAW

FINAL RESULTS ON DAY 2 AT THE SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIPS

ROUND 2 SCORES HOLE BY HOLE AT CRAIGIELAW GOLF CLUB
Scottish Women's Amateur Golf Championship Scoreboard
CRAIGIELAW GOLF CLUB

SECOND QUALIFYING ROUND
Par 146 (2x73)
144 Martine Pow (Selkirk) 74 70.
145 Laura Murray (Alford) 73 72
148 Sammy Leslie (Westhill) 76 72.
150 Louise Kenney (Pitreavie) 81 69, Rachael Taylor (Hartl Golf Resort) 79 71, Rachael Watton (Mortonhall) 76 74.
151 Susan Jackson (Ladybank) 76 75.
152 Ann F Ramsay (Kirriemuir) 78 74.
153 Jane Turner (Craigielaw) 76 77, Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder) 76 77.
154 Laura Walker (Muckhart) 80 74.
155 Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) 80 75, Sammy Vass (Tain) 79 76, Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) 75 80, Rachel Hanlon (St Regulus) 73 82.
156 Karen Marshall (Baberton) 82 74, Elaine Moffat (St Regulus) 80 76, Rachael McQueen (Troon Ladies) 79 77, Cara Gruber (Royal Dornoch) 78 78.
157 Claire MacDonald (Gullane) 79 78.
158 Jacqueline Sneddon (Alyth) 79 79, Gillian Monteith (Portpatrick Dunskey) 76 82, Wendy Nicholson (Broomieknowe) 77 81, Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze) 76 82.
159 Susan Wood (Drumpellier) 84 75.
160 Noreen Fenton (Dunbar) 82 78.
161 Sheila Cuthbertson (Peebles) 77 84.
162 Jemma Chalmers (Monifieth) 86 76, Kate McIntosh (Broomieknowe) 85 77, Elaine Cuthill (Lanark) 78 84.
163 (after play-off ) Fiona Gilbert (Carnoustie) 83 80, Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 80 83.,
CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH-PLAY DRAW
8.30 Martine Pow v Alyson McKechin, Elaine Moffat vc Karen Marshall, Emily Ogilvy v Clare-Marie Carlton, Susan Wood v Ann F Ramsay.
9.02 Rachael Taylor v Jemma Chalmers, Jacqueline Sneddon v Megan Briggs, Sammy Vass v Claire MacDonald, Kate McIntosh v Louise Kenney.
9.35 Sammy Leslie v Elaine Cuthill, Cara Gruber v Kelsey MacDonald, Laura Walker v Wendy Nicholson, Sheila Cuthbertson v Rachael Watton.
10.06 Susan Jackson v Noreen Fenton, Gillian Monteith v Jane Turner, Rachel Hanlon v Rachael McQueen, Fiona Gilbert v Laura Murray.

Non-qualifiers
163 (after play-off) Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) 80 83, Clare Young (North Berwick) 78 85
164 Gillian Simpson (Murrayfield) 86 78, Lesley Atkins (Gullane) 85 79.
165 Louise Fraser (Kingsknowe) 86 79, Carol Wilson (Murcar Links) 84 81.
166 Jordana Graham (Southerness) 84 82.
167 Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw) 86 81, Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Ladies) 84 83..
168 Jill McNicoll (Gullane) 84 84, Mary Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) 83 85.
169 Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) 86 83, Jill Harrison (Cruden Bay) 83 86, Hannah Scott (Broomieknowe) 82 87.
172 Kirsten Blackwood (Craigmillar Park) 86 86, Linda Caine (Dunbar) 85 87.
173 Linda Bain (Lochend) 87 86, Natasha Qayum (Ranfurly Castle) 85 88, Margaret Tough (Falkirk) 83 90.
174 Ailsa Bain (Peebles) 93 81, Linda Dyball (Pitreavie) 90 84.
176 Suzanne Ireland (Prestonfield) 87 89.
178 Ashley Ann Alston (Royal Montrosele) 94 84, Lindsay Mathie (Windyhill) 91 87.
181 Eleanor Tunn (Reay) 89 92, Bobbi Waugh (Moorhall) 87 94.
182 Eileen Gillespie (Lochend) 98 84.
183 Rosie Everett (Craigielaw) 97 86.
184 Lynne Terry (Cruden Bay) 91 93.
185 Tiffiny Wood (Glenbervie) 95 90.
193 Ruth McIntyre (Windyhill) 101 92.
198 Fiona Farquharson (King JamesVI) 104 94.
205 Alexandra Qayum (Ranfurly Castle) 102 103.
Retired: Tara MacTaggar (Minto) 89 retired.
Withdrew from championship qualifiers: Fiona de Vries (St Rule) 82 79 - 161.

CLARK ROSEBOWL DRAW
10.46 Ailsa Summers v Suzanne Ireland, Jill Harrison v Mary Summers, Gabrielle MacDonald v Linda Bain, Natasha Qayum v Carol Wilson.
11.18 Louise Fraser v Ailsa Bain, Linda Caine v Jessica Meek, Jill McNicollv Kirsten Blackwood, Linda Dyball v Clara Young.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

CLARE-MARIE LIES 5TH AFTER 1ST QUALIFYING ROUND OF THE SCOTTISH

Clare- Marie Carlton (Click to enlarge) -- (Courtesy of Calcarson Agency)Despite starting bogey, double bogey Renfrewshire's Clare- Marie Carlton fought back to finish only 3 over par 76 at Craigielaw Golf Club in the 1st Qualifying round of the Scottish Championships. Both Alyson and Megan had an 80,
Craigielaw Par: 4 5 3 5 4 3 4 3 4 35 3 5 5 4 4 4 5 3 5 38 73
Clare-Marie: 5 7 3 5 5 3 4 4 4 40 3 5 5 4 4 3 5 3 4 36 76
Megan: 4 6 3 5 6 4 4 4 4 40 3 5 6 4 5 4 5 3 5 40 80
Alyson: 5 4 3 4 4 3 4 5 4 36 7 5 5 3 5 4 5 3 7 44 80

To see all the Scores --- Hole by Hole -----CLICK HERE

Leading Scores -- Round 1: Par 73, SSS 75, CSS 75.
73 Laura Murray (Alford), Rachel Hanlon (St Reg ulus).
74 Martine Pow (Selkirk).
75 Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar).
76 Gillian Monteith (Portpatrick Dunskey), Susan Jackson (Ladybank), Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze), Jane Turner (Craigielaw), Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder), Rachael Watton (Mortonhall), Sammy Leslie (Westhill).
77 Wendy Nicholson (Broomieknowe), Sheila Cuthbertson (Peebles).
78 Elaine Cuthill (Lanark), Ann F Ramsay (Kirriemuir), Cara Gruber (Royal Dornoch), Clara Young (North Berwick).
79 Rachael McQueen (Troon Ladies), Sammy Vass (Tain), Jacqueline Sneddon (Alyth), Rachael Taylor (Hartl Golf Resort), Claire MacDonald (Gullane).
80 Alyson McKechin (Elderslie), Laura Walker (Muckhart), Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies), Elaine Moffat (St Regulus), Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm).
81 Louise Kenney (Pitreavie).
82 Karen Marshall (Baberton), Fiona de Vries (St Rule), Noreen Fenton (Dunbar), Hannah Scott (Broomieknowe).
83 Fiona Gilbert (Carnoustie), Mary Summers (Carnoustie Ladies), Margaret Tough (Falkirk), Jill Harrison (Cruden Bay).
84 Susan Wood (Drumpellier), Carol Wilson (Murcar Links), Jordana Graham (Southerness), Jill McNicoll (Gullane), Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Ladies).
85 Lesley Atkins (Gullane), Kate McIntosh (Broomieknowe), Linda Caine (Dunbar), Natasha Qayum (Ranfurly Castle).
86 Louise Fraser (Kingsknowe), Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw), Kirsten Blackwood (Craigmillar Park), Lorna Bennett (Ladybank), Gillian Simpson (Murrayfield), Jemma Chalmers (Monifieth).
87 Linda Bain (Lochend), Suzanne Ireland (Prestonfield), Bobbi Waugh (Moorhall).

To read the full report on todays play -- Go to the Kirkwood Golf Website

Monday, May 17, 2010

SCOTTISH LADIES' (CLOSE) AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP

Megan Briggs - the 2009 Scottish Champion

The Scottish Ladies' Amateur Championship begins tomorrow--Tuesday 18th May--at Craigielaw Golf Club in East Lothian.

Last Years champion, Megan Briggs (pictured above) will be defending her title and we wish her every success.
Also playing from Renfrewshire are Alyson McKechin, Clare-Marie Carlton, Natasha Qayum, Lindsay Mathie and Alexandra Qayum.

Representing the Renfrewshire Team are Megan, Clare-Marie and Alyson.

Everyone from Renfrewshire Ladies County Golf Association wish all these girls the very best of luck.

There will be live scoring from the tournament on the website but why not take yourselves over to Craigielaw and watch the best in Scotland battle it out for the title of Scottish Ladies Amateur Champion!

Print out the START TIMES to get the tee off times for tomorrow.

GOOD LUCK GIRLS!

Monday, May 10, 2010

EILIDH WINS WEST OF SCOTLAND GIRLS MEDAL OVER KILMACOLM

Eilidh Briggs [Kilmacolm], having recovered from the heavy cold that prevented her from playing in the West of Scotland Ladies' Championship last weekend, again won the scratch award with a 73 at the West of Scotland Medal played over Kilmacolm yesterday (9th May 2010)

To read the full report go to the WEST OF SCOTLAND WEBSITE

Saturday, May 08, 2010

ENTER THE JUNE MEDAL AT PAISLEY

Time for a reminder for the next County competition.

The June Medal is being held at Paisley on Thursday 10th June from 9.00 a.m. - 12.00 a.m.
Entries need to be submitted -- (Click on this link) by Thursday 20th May. The ballot official for this competition is Morag Little.

Remember it is a good idea to check your time again just before the day in case of any last minute alterations.

The Medal Finals are played in conjunction with the June Medal. The Medal finalists who qualified from last year are:
Sally Foster (Kilmacolm)
Alyson McKechin (Elderslie)
Lindsay Mathie (Windyhill)
Vivien Young (Cochrane Castle)

Again, I would ask if you know of anyone who does not have computer facilities to pass on this reminder to them. Thanks.
Hope the weather gets a little warmer and remains dry for all our golfing days!!

Morag Turner (RLCGA Secretary)

Friday, May 07, 2010

Golf with Clare Queen at the Carrick

Clare Queen Open Day

  • In order to raise funds to cover expenses to compete in tournaments on the European Tour, Clare is holding a Golf Day at The Carrick, Loch Lomond on Monday 19th July. The competition is open to all, both male and female and full handicap allowance will be given
  • Clare says that times are tough at the moment and sponsorship is hard to get so this is a way to raise some funds and at the same time give people a good day out. She would appreciate your support. For details of the Golf Day please click on the links below
  • CLARE QUEEN GOLF DAY
    Clare Queen Website

    Thursday, May 06, 2010

    MEGAN BRIGGS AND LESLEY COSH ARE THE MAY MEDAL STARS

    Megan Briggs - Click to enlarge

    Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) - pictured left maintained her good form after winning the West of Scotland Championship over Cardross on Sunday with and excellent one under par 70 over Cowglen today (2 under the CSS) to win the BEST SCRATCH AWARD of the day.






    Lesley Cosh - Click to enlargeLesley Cosh (pictured right) playing over her home course was the winner of the Handicap section and winner of the Medal by virtue of the better inward half from Megan.

    Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) was 3rd by the better inward half from Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) who also had a net 72.

    In the 13 - 28 Handicap section Anita McMillan from Erskine was the winner by one shot from Past Captain Christeen Finlayson (Whitecraigs), followed by Anne Aitken from Eastwood.

    SCRATCH: Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) 70
    Handicap Scr - 12
    1st: Lesley Cosh Cowglen 78 (8)70 acb
    2nd: Megan Briggs Kilmacolm 70 (0) 70 acb
    3rd: Jennifer Mack Haggs Castle 78 (6) 72 acb
    Handicap 13 - 28
    1st: Anita McMillan Erskine 90 (18) 72
    2nd: Christeen Finlayson Whitecraigs 92 (19) 73
    3rd: Anne Aitken Eastwood 87 (13) 74

    ENTRANTS: 48 ​ SSS: 71 CSS: 72

    CLICK HERE for the full list of results

    GET YOUR HANDICAP EXCHANGE LETTER --- ONLY PRINT YOUR HOME CLUB PAGE/PAGES

    The following have qualified for the Rose Bowl Handicap Tournament. This is the best net aggregate scores from the April Medal and the Spring Meeting. Full handicap difference applies and in the event of
    a tie after 18 holes “sudden death” will apply.
    Scores were:-
    1. Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 70 + 72 142
    2. Lesley Cosh (Cowglen) 76 + 70 146
    3. Jackie MacDonald (Ranfurly Castle) 73 + 76 149
    4. Anita McMillan (Erskine) 79 + 72 151
    5. Nicola Henderson (Haggs Castle) 75 + 77 152
    6. Maureen Woodhead (Gourock) 73 + 80 153
    7. Vivien Young (Cochrane Castle) 79 + 76 155
    8. Liz Wilson (Elderslie) 77 + 78 155

    CLICK HERE FOR THE MATCH PLAY DRAW

    Tuesday, May 04, 2010

    SPRING MEETING DRAWSHEET

    The draw for the Spring Meeting on the 6th May at Cowglen has been altered slightly. Contact Number for any cancellations is to Sheila Robson at 0141 639 5263 and Mobile on the Day at 07718493879

    Sunday, May 02, 2010

    MEGAN IS THE 2010 WEST OF SCOTLAND CHAMPION AND RENFREWSHIRE WIN THE TEAM AWARD

    Senior RLCGA Team - Click to enlarge
    Junior RLCGA Team - Click to enlarge


    Megan Briggs -- Click to enlarge
    Round 1 SSS 74, CSS 75
    Round 2 SSS 74, CSS 74

    Kilmacolm's Megan Briggs gave herself a big confidence boost ahead of the defence of her Scottish Women's Amateur title from May 18th to 22nd when she won the West of Scotland women's amateur title in style at Cardross Golf Club today.
    Megan had rounds of 72 and 76 for an aggregate of 148 - one lower than the combined CSS (75-74) - to win by a comfortable margin of five shots from Sara Bishop (Windyhill).Sara was only one shot off the pace after 18 holes but slipped back with an afternoon 80.
    Lanarkshire's County captain Lesley Lloyd (Hayston), beaten in the final of the Lanarkshire women's championship last week, finished a creditable third on 156, with a pair of 78s
    Clare- Marie who had a bad hole in the outward nine in the morning then had the best gross score of 74 in the afternoon to help Renfrewshire who were represented by Megan, Clare-Marie and Donna win the Senior Team Trophy (pictured top right without Megan but with RLCGA County Captain Trish) -- click to enlarge Lanarkshire were runners up.
    The Junior team award was won by LANARKSHIRE which had been agreed at Strathaven last year to be awarded to the best NET SCORES on the Day
    Alyson McKechin, Linsey Stevenson and Natasha Qayum (pictured top left) had the best GROSS SCORES and apologies go to BOTH RENFREWSHIRE JUNIORS AND LANARKSHIRE JUNIORS FOR THE MIX UP

    Lorraine Campbell (Cardross) was the overall net winner by virtue of the best second round.
    Unfutunately Gillian McGinlay had to withdraw after the 1st round due to elbow trouble and Carol Whyte retired during the 2nd round due to a wrist injury. Renfrewshire County Champion Eilidh was also unable to play due to being unwell and had withdrawn just before the 1st round.

    Leading Scores
    :
    Megan Briggs 72 + 76 148 Kilmacolm
    Sara Bishop 73 + 80 153 Windyhill
    Lesley Lloyd 78 + 78 156 Hayston Golf
    Claire-Marie Carlton 84 + 74 158 Fereneze
    Lorraine Campbell 81 + 77 158 Cardross
    Elaine Cuthill 80 + 78 158 Lanark
    Nichola Ferguson 78 + 80 158 Clober
    Alyson McKechin 81 + 78 159 Elderslie
    Alyson McGinnigle 78 + 82 160 Cochrane Castle
    Rachael McQueen 82 + 79 161 Troon
    Donna Jackson 80 + 81 161 Cochrane Castle
    Catherine Malcolm 83 + 79 162 Prestwick St Nicholas
    Emma Caddow 87 + 76 163 Wishaw
    Linsey Stevenson 86 + 79 165 Whitecraigs
    Susan Wood 82 + 83 165 Drumpellier
    Gillian Kyle 88 + 79 167 East Renfrewshire
    Janice Paterson 81 + 87 168 Drumpellier
    Natasha Qayum 83 + 86 169 Ranfurly Castle
    Ruth Rankin 82 + 87 169 Lanark
    Lesley Cosh 85 + 85 170 Cowglen

    Click on the following links for all the scores---
    Gross Aggregate Scores
    Nett Aggregate Scores
    EXCHANGE AWAY LETTER FOR YOUR HANDICAP SECRETARY --- Please note there are errors on a few players of there Home Club (namely Susan McGrenachan (under unknown club) --- Sara Bishop (under Cochrane Castle should be Windyhill) Rachael McQueen (Whitecraigs -- should be Troon) Please search through the handicap letters -- find your name and print only that page to take back to your Home Club



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