Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Vice Captain has a good round at the Scottish Seniors


Maureen Woodhead had a very good 80 over Fortrose Golf Course today in the 2nd round of the Scottish Seniors. The Strokeplay Championship was won by Heather Anderson (Alyth)
She was the only player to break 80 on a sunny but windy day at Fortrose & Rosemarkie Golf Club.  Her score of 73 allowed her to leap to the top of the leader board and win the Scottish Senior Ladies' (Close) Stroke Play Championship by two shots from Fiona de Vries (St Rule) and the first round leader Anne Ryan (Tain).

Photo above of some of the players watching the Andy Murray Tennis match and your webmaster is reporting off her iphone!!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

GolfBox Livescoring - Leaderboard

Click on the following link to see live scoring from Fortrose in the Scottish Seniors

Live Scoring From The Scottish Seniors

Sunday, June 27, 2010

YOUR WEBMASTER HEADS NORTH

Your Webmaster is away to Fortrose and Rosemarkie at the Scottish Seniors Championships . The 2 Stroke play rounds begin on Tuesday 29th Jun.
Check out the Gillian Kirkwood Website for all results.

Also go to the West Vets Website and the East Vets Websites for some news --- hopefully

The full draw list for the first round of the strokeplay championship is as follows:
SENIORS ROUND 1 DRAW

Live scoring will again be in operation for this Championship by clicking this Live Scoring link or going to the SLGA WEBSITE and clicking the live scoring item on the left of the screen

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

MEGAN, EILIDH AND ALYSON PICKED FOR SLGA SQUADS

SLGA name squads for European team championships in early July
FROM THE SCOTTISH LADIES GOLFING ASSOCIATION WEBSITE
European Ladies Team Championship
The team to represent Scotland in the European Ladies' Team Championship at La Manga, Spain from July 6 to 10 is:
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm)
Louise Kenney (Pitreavie)
Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar)
Laura Murray (Alford)
Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle)
Jane Turner (Craigielaw).
Captain
Lesley Nicholson (Haddington)

European Girls' Team Championship The Scotland team for the European Girls' Team Championship at Aalborg, Denmark from July 6 to 10 is:
Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm)
Alyson McKechin (Elderslie)

Rachael Taylor (Hartl Golf Resort, Germany)
Rachael Watton (Mortonhall).
Captain
Karen Marshall (Baberton)

MEGAN JUST MISSES THE CUT AT THE BRITISH AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIPS

Despite having a 2nd round of 76 (2 under the CSS) Megan Briggs just missed the cut for the matchplay stages at the British Champiompionships over Ganton today. To read the full report and results CLICK HERE

VOLUNTEERS FOR THE COUNTY FINALS

If you would like to caddy at the County Finals in September at Bothwell Castle could you please contact Vice Capatain Maureen Woodhead at maureen@thewoodheads.co.uk or phone her on her mobile (leaving a message if she can't answer) 07711 304 367

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

First round of the British Amateur Championship

Sally Watson was the leading Scot in the first round of the British Amateur Championship played Ganton Golf Club in Yorkshire today. Ex member of Ranfurly Castle Lauren Mackin now based in Majorca was only 2 off the pace closely followed by Lanarkshire's Pamela Pretswell from Bothwell Castle.
Leading Scores:
1 70 -3 Giulia Molinaro (ITA) Italy
2= 72 -1 Taylore Karle (USA) United States, Sally Watson (SCO) Scotland, Sue Kim (CAN) Canada
5= 73 Par Daniela Holmqvist (SWE) Sweden, Lauren Mackin (SCO) Son Gual, Holly Clyburn (ENG) Woodhall Spa Caroline Hedwall (SWE) Sweden, Camilla Hedberg (SPA) Spain
Other Notable Scores:
75 Pamela Pretswell (SCO) Bothwell Castle
76 Kelsey MacDonald (SCO) Nairn Dunbar , Emily Ogilvy (SCO) Auchterarder
83 Gillian Monteith (SCO) Portpatrick Dunskey, Jane Turner (SCO) Craigielaw
Megan Briggs (SCO) Kilmacolm
84 Danielle McVeigh (IRE) Royal Co. Down Lds
91 Roseanne Niven (SCO) Crieff

To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

CAPTAIN TRISH SENDS THE JUNIORS A CONGRATS CARD FROM WIMBLEDON

The 2010 Kennedy Salver Team - Click to enlarge The Winning 2010 Kennedy Salver Team including Lesley Cosh - Click to enlarge
MORE PHOTOS -- CLICK HERE and then CLICK HERE then slideshow

Captain Trish is at Wimbledon today and if you keep an eye on the TV you may see her and her husband Colin in the Royal Box.
In the meantime though she is absolutely delighted that the Junior Team have joined the Senior Team by winning their Inter County Team Trophy --- the Kennedy Salver.

She has sent you all a Congratulations Card from Wimbledon --- Click Here to see it

Monday, June 21, 2010

RENFREWSHIRE JUNIORS WIN THE KENNEDY SALVER

Saorcha Warren, Alexandra Qayum, Emma Kennedy, Natasha Qayum, Samantha Cowan and Mairi Gray (missing Lesley Cosh) --- Photo Courtesy of Jean Macintyre



The West of Scotland Junior Inter County Matches for the Kennedy Salver was played today in very pleasant weather at Cawder Golf Club. The girls from the four counties mixed well and enjoyed their day.
The winner with 6 1/2 points was Renfrewshire, second with 5 1/2 points was Ayrshire ,third with 4 1/2 points was Dunbarton & Argyll and Lanarkshire with 1 1/2 points was fourth.
Renfrewshire won by a point from last year's winners, Ayrshire. Maureen Mitchell the Junior Convenor stated that obviously, we are all delighted and excited with our win. All our girls played good golf and played quite mature golf for their age. Our coaching sessions with Lesley Mackay at Playsport have proved to be well worth it.
Results:
Foursomes:
Jorden Ferrie & Kirsten Scott)(D&A) lost to Katie Mcgarva & Grace Mackie (Ayrshire) 3&2
Nicole Benson & Abbi Gliksten (Lanarkshire) lost to Natasha Qayum & Lesley Cosh (Renfrewshire) 1 hole
Amanda McLeod & Aileen Campbell (D&A) defeated Samantha Cowan & Saorcha Warren (Renfrewshire) 4&3
Julie Glencorse & Nicole Muir (Lanarkshire) lost to Emma Hale & Rachel Irvine( Ayrshire) 7&6
Robyn Michie & Alex Rennie (D&A) defeated Eva O'Connor & Lisa Bathgate (Lanarkshire) 6&4
Mairi Gray & Alexandra Qayum (Renfrewshire) defeated Conni Jaffrey& Alexandra Brown (Ayrshire) 4&3
Singles:
Kirsten Scott (D&A) defeated Nicole Benson (Lanarkshire) 2 holes
Natasha Qayum (Renfrewshire) defeated Connie Jaffrey (Ayrshire) 3&2
Amanda McLeod (D&A) defeated Samantha Cowan (Renfrewshire) 7&6
Eva O.Connor (Lanarkshire) halved with Katie Mcgarva (Ayrshire)
Jorden Ferrie (D&A) lost to Emma Hale (Ayrshire) 4&3
Nicole Muir (Lanarkshire) lost to Saorcha Warren (Renfrewshire) 4&3
Rachael McLelland (D&A) lost to Abbi Gliksten (Lanarkshire) 4&2
Alexandra Qayum (Renfrewshire) defeated Rachel Irvine (Ayrshire)3&2
Aileen Campbell (D&A) halved with Mairi Gray (Renfrewshire)
Julie Glencorse (Lanarkshire lost to Grace Mackie (Ayrshire) 7&6
Robyn Michie (D&A) lost to Hazel McGarvie (Ayrshire)
Abbi Kidd (Lanarkshire) lost to Emma Kennedy (Renfrewshire)4&2


Looking for some photos then Jean MacIntyre of Lanarkshire has got a some.

Click on the following small thumbnails below


The 2010 Kennedy Salver --
by C Fell

Sunday, June 20, 2010

KENNEDY SALVER TEAM --COME AND WATCH THE JUNIORS PLAY

The Kennedy Salver is being played at Cawder Golf Course, tomorrow, Monday 21st June

Team as follows
-
Natasha Qayum (Ranfurly Castle)
Lesley Cosh (Cowglen)
Samantha Cowan (Cochrane Castle)
Saorcha Warren (Eastwood)
Alexandra Qayum (Ranfurly Castle)
Mairi Gray (Williamwood)
Reserve:  - Emma Kennedy (Paisley)

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.

 

Saturday, June 19, 2010

SOME SLGA EVENTS TO LOOK FORWARD TO ---- ENTER THE COUNTY OPEN, SCOTTISH FOURSOMES AND SCOTTISH MIXED

County Open Meeting, Duff House Royal, Tuesday 17 August 2010 ---Closing date – Monday 26 July

The County Open Meeting is open to anyone who is a member of a Scottish Ladies’ County Golf Association and there are both nett and scratch prizes for Silver and Bronze categories.

The venue for this year’s event is Duff House Royal which is a flat parkland course but not without its challenges which makes for an excellent day out for golfers of all abilities. Duff House Royal are also celebrating their centenary this year so why not get some of your fellow County members together and organise a day out to the event. Remember you also have the option to enter with or without playing partners for this event.

See the entry form attached by following link: COUNTY OPEN MEETING ENTRY FORM


Scottish Ladies’ (Stroke Play) Foursomes,
Douglas Park Golf Club, Sunday 29 August 2010 --- Closing date – Monday 2 August

This is an 18 hole stroke play foursomes event, which is open to teams of two who are members of the same Club or Section Affiliated to the Scottish Ladies Golfing Association. Each nominated player may play only for the club or section through which she entered and must be an honorary or full member (senior or junior) of that organisation. Again there are both scratch and nett prizes for this event.

Entries for this event should be entered by your club secretary or captain, however they may not all realise this so please remind them to put in an entry or entries for your club.

Please note that clubs may now enter more than one team for this event.

For more information, see the entry form attached by following link: SCOTTISH FOURSOMES ENTRY FORM

Scottish Golf Open Amateur Mixed Foursomes, Haggs Castle Golf Club, Sunday 12 September 2010 --- Closing date – Monday 16 August

Haggs Castle are also celebrating their centenary year in 2010 so please encourage your County members to grab themselves a man and enter the Scottish Amateur Mixed Foursomes Championship.

Again this is an 18 hole stroke play foursomes event open to teams of two players (one male & one female) that fulfil the entry criteria. There are both scratch and nett prizes for this event.
Note - teams do not necessarily have to be members of the same club.

For more information, see the entry form by following link: SCOTTISH MIXED FOURSOMES ENTRY FORM

THE JANICE MOODIE JUNIOR GIRLS OPEN

The Janice Moodie Junior Girls Open is on Friday 2nd July at Windyhill. Tee times are available from 11.00 to 14.30. You can print out the entry form by clicking on the link below which can either be sent to the club or e-mailed back to Tracy Masterton at tmasterton70@yahoo.com.

CLICK HERE FOR YOUR ENTRY FORM

Friday, June 18, 2010

THANKS TO ALL THE CADDIES AND AT LAST ALL THE PHOTOS AND VIDEOS OF THE WEEKS EVENTS

Click on the front cover of the card to Open it

Trish, Maureen and all the Team send a thankyou card to all the caddies who helped at the Jamboree.

CLICK ON THE THANKYOU CARD ABOVE TO SEE WHAT THEY SAID.

ALSO SCROLL DOWN THE WEBSITE TO SEE A VIDEO OF TRISH SAYING HER VOTE OF THANKS

THIS VIDEO BELOW IS WHEN ISOBEL ANNOUNCES ALL THE WEST OF SCOTLAND CHAMPIONSHIP PRIZEWINNERS




To see all the photographs and videos from the County Jamboree at Kilmacolm ----- CLICK HERE

Thursday, June 17, 2010

MANY CONGRATULATION TO TRISH, MAUREEN AND THE COUNTY TEAM FROM ALL IN RENFREWSHIRE

Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab!

JAMBOREE -- WELL DONE AND THANKYOU



What a fabulous 3 days we have just had in the sunshine at Kilmacolm with another Renfrewshire success at the West Inter County Jamboree!

WELL DONE TO EVERYONE INVOLVED!

The girls in the team all played so well and we congratulate them on winning the Salver for the 3rd year in a row. They will be going to BOTHWELL CASTLE in September to try once more to win the SCOTTISH COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS and to bring back the Trophy to the West.

We shall be looking for Caddies and Supporters and if anyone thinks that they could help us, then please would they contact our Vice Captain, Maureen Woodhead (tel. no. and address on your fixture card).

The dates in September are:- FRIDAY 17th, SATURDAY 18th AND SUNDAY 19th.

And now I wish to thank all those who came along to caddy at Kilmacolm. Your help is invaluable. When the girls are playing 2 rounds each day over 3 days, they can get quite tired and the fact that they do not have to push their trolleys makes a big difference. I know that they appreciate your help very much.....so a huge THANK YOU!

I also want to thank all the loyal supporters who watched the matches and applauded the magnificent golf. Hopefully you will find time to come to BOTHWELL CASTLE in SEPTEMBER too and we look forward to seeing you there.

I wish to record our thanks also to Kilmacom Golf Club for hosting this prestigious event. All the staff worked so hard and they made everyone feel welcome. The Golf course was in great condition and I know that the Greens staff were out each day double cutting the greens and making new "hole locations"....ie pin positions! Thankyou to Lachlan and his staff.
In the clubhouse Vic Weldin, the club Secretary, could not have been more helpful and along with Marjorie and her kitchen staff and Mhairi and her bar staff everything ran smoothly so we thank them too for all their hard work.

Our 3 referees, Bill Mitchell, Sheila Pickles and Sheila Goudie did a great job. Fortunately no-one required their services for which they were extremely grateful and they assured me that they really appreciated the gorgeous vews! Our joint West Secretaries, Isabel Crawford and Norah McCrossin did a great job as official starters so to all these people we extend our gratful thanks.

Thanks also go to Carol Fell our webmaster for the wonderful piccies of Kilmacolm and a huge thank to her for taking a lot of them and for all the editing of them to go on the website! It makes it so interesting for us to look at and we appreciate all your hard work.


Finally, I cannot finish without mentioning Secretary, Morag and her sidekick(!), Results Secretary, Freda for running the "back office" with such efficiency. It made it easy for Maureen and myself to concentrate on the team, knowing that all was running smoothly back in the clubhouse. THANK YOU GIRLS!

HOPE TO SEE AS MANY OF YOU AS POSSIBLE AT BOTHWELL CASTLE-17-19 SEPT.

Trish

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

RENFREWSHIRE ARE THE WEST DIVISION CHAMPIONS --- 3 TIMES IN A ROW !!

Renfrewshire County Team -- Click to enlarge
Renfrewshire retained the West Division women's inter-county team championship at Kilmacolm Golf Club today for the 3rd time in a row. They completed their programme with a 100 per cent record by beating Dunbartonshire and Argyll 7-2. Earlier in the week Renfrewshire had beaten Ayrshire 6 1/2-2 1/2 and Lanarkshire 7-2.
Three Renfrewshire players won six out of six games over the three days - Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm), Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) and Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze).
The other match today resulted in a draw between Ayrshire and Lanarkshire.
Renfrewshire are the first of the divisional champions to qualify for the Scottish county finals at Bothwell Castle from September 17 to 19.
WE HAVE NOW QUALIFIED 3 TIMES IN A ROW ----- We qualified to play in 2008 (Hilton Park) Inchmarlo, Banchory, 2009 (Strathaven) Baberton, Edinburgh, 2010 (Kilmacolm) Bothwell Castle. The last time we qualified 5 in a row was 1956 Elie, 1957 Balgownie, 1958 Troon, 1959 Gullane, 1960 Carnoustie and 1961 Troon.

Today's details;

AYRSHIRE 4 1/2, LANARKSHIRE 4 1/2
Foursomes (2-1)
C Malcolm and M McKay lost to F Norris and S Wood 1 hole.
L Hendry and L Barker beat L Lloyd and M Hughes 1 hole.
L Allan and M McPherson beat E Cuthill and E Caddow 4 and 2.
Singles (2 1/2-3 1/2)
L Hendry lost to F Norris 3 and 2..
R McQueen lost to S Wood 2 holes.
D Watt lost to E Cuthill 6 and 4.
L Barker beat F Scott 2 holes.
L Allan beat M Hughes 5 and 4.
C Malcolm halved with A Devine.

RENFREWSHIRE 7, DUNBARTONSHIRE and ARGYLL 2
Foursomes (3-0)
E Briggs and M Briggs beat S Bishop and L McGeachy 5 and 4.
A McKechin and C-M Carlton beat N Ferguson and J Meldrum 4 and 3.
G Kyle and C Whyte beat S Cadden and L Campbell 4 and 3.
Singles (4-2)
E Briggs lost to S Bishop 3 and 2.
C M Carlton beat N Ferguson 2 and 1.
M Briggs beat J Meldrum 3 and 1.
A McKechin beat S Cadden 7 and 5.
L Stewart lost to H Faulds 4 and 3.
D Jackson beat L McGeachy 7 and 6.

FINAL PLACINGS
1 Renfrewshire, 2 Lanarkshire, 3 Dunbartonshire and Argyll, 4 Ayrshire.

To see some photos from todays play click on the small thumbnail below

Day 3 of the 2010 County Jamboree

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

RENFREWSHIRE WIN AGAINST LANARKSHIRE

West Division women's Inter-County Team Championship

Day 2 Scoreboard at Kilmacolm Golf Club

Renfrewshire, the defending champions, had two wins out of two today with a 7-2 victory over Lanarkshire.
In the other match a strong fight back in the singles by Ayrshire just failed to wipe out their 0-3 deficit from the morning foursomes. Dunbartonshire and Argyll won 5-4.
Today's details:
RENFREWSHIRE 7, LANARKSHIRE 2
Foursomes (2-1)
E Briggs and M Briggs beat F Norris and S Wood 4 and 3.
A McKechin and C-M Carlton beat E Cuthill and A Devin 2 and 1.
D Jackson and G Kyle lost to L Lloyd and M Hughes 1 hole.
Singles (5-1)
E Briggs beat F Norris 6 and 4.
M Briggs beat S Wood 2 holes.
A McKechin beat E Cuthill 5 and 4.
C-M Carlton beat M Hughes 2 holes.
C Whyte beat E Caddow 8 and 6.
L Stewart lost to L Lloyd 6 and 5.

DUNBARTONSHIRE and ARGYLL 5, AYRSHIRE 4
Foursomes (3-0)
S Bishop and L McGeachy beat L Hendry and L Barker 3 and 1.
N Ferguson and J Meldrum beat D Watt and M McKay 1 hole.
S Cadden and L Campbell beat R McQueen and L Allan 1 hole.
Singles (2-4)
J Meldrum beat L Hendry 1 hole.
N Ferguson beat M McPherson 6 and 5.
L McGeachy lost to C Malcolm 3 and 2.
H Faulds lost to R McQueen 3 and 2.
L McColl lost to L Allan 2 and 1.
L Campbell lost to D Watt 6 and 5.
DAY 1 RESULTS
Renfrewshire 6 1/2, Ayrshire 2 1/2
Lanarkshire 8 1/2, Dunbartonshire and Argyll 1/2

To see some photos from today --- Click on the thumbnail below --- Will add some more captions ASAP

Renfrewshire v Lanarkshire

Monday, June 14, 2010

WEST DIVISION INTER COUNTY RESULTS - DAY 1

West Division women's inter-county team championship
KILMACOLM GOLF CLUB

Day 1 scoreboard

RENFREWSHIRE 6.5 AYRSHIRE 2 .5
Foursomes
M Briggs and E Briggs beat L Allan and M McKay 8 and 6.
D Jackson and L Stewart halved with L Hendry and M McPherson.
C-M Carlton and A McKechin beat C Malcolm and D Watt 5 and 4.
Singles:
E Briggs beat L Hendry 6 and 5.
C M Carlton beat L Barker 7 and 5.
M Briggs beat R McQueen 4 and 2.
A McKechin beat M McPherson 5 and 4.
G Kyle lost to C Malcolm 1 hole.
C Whyte lost to Watt 4 and 2 (4-2)

LANARKSHIRE 8.5 DUNBARTONSHIRE and ARGYLL 0.5
Foursomes
F Norris and S Wood beat L McGeachie and S Bishop 2 holes.
E Cuthill and A Devin beat L Campbell and N Ferguson 2 holes.
L Lloyd and M Hughes beat H Faulds and S Cadden 3 and 2.
Singles
F Norris beat S Bishop 4 and 3.
S Wood beat N Ferguson 5 and 4.
E Cuthill beat J Meldrum 2 holes.
F Scott halved with H Faulds.
E Caddow beat L McColl 2 holes.
L Lloyd beat L McGeachy 5 and 4 (5 1/2-1/2).

Your Webmaster was unable to be at Kilmacolm today However, in the meantime here are some photos taken by Lanarkshire's Jean MacIntyre ----- PHOTOS DAY 1 and PHOTOS DAY 1 CONTINUED
--- Then Click on Slideshow. Alternatively go to the Lanarkshire County Website

Sunday, June 13, 2010

GOOD LUCK TO THE RENFREWSHIRE COUNTY TEAM

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

THE West of Scotland Inter County Matches against Ayrshire, Dunbartonshire & Argyll and Lanarkshire begin at Kilmacolm Golf Club tomorrow --- Monday, 14th to Wednesday, 16th June.
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, we have no doubt, you will see excellent golf.

Monday 14th at 9.30am : Renfrewshire v Ayrshire
Tuesday 15th at 9.30am : Renfrewshire v Lanarkshire
Wednesday16th at 9.00am: Renfrewshire v Dumbartonshire and Argyll

GOOD LUCK TO YOU FROM ALL IN RENFREWSHIRE
CLICK HERE FOR YOUR GOOD LUCK CARD

Friday, June 11, 2010

THE CURTIS CUP

LOOKING FOR CURTIS CUP NEWS REPORTS --- GO TO THE WEST OF SCOTLAND WEBSITE

It is on Sky Sports 3 at 12 noon and 11pm tonight
----- No Sky TV then CLICK HERE FOR LIVE SCORING

Thursday, June 10, 2010

SLGA ORDER OF MERIT


NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE SCOTTISH LADIES GOLFING ASSOCIATION

Pitreavie’s Louise Kenney remains on course to retain the Scottish Ladies’ Golf Association’s Order of Merit, while Abernethy teenager Hannah McCook is the early leader in the race for the girls’ title.
After six counting tournaments, Kenney, beaten finalist in the Scottish championship at Craigielaw last month, remains in pole position on the women's list with 2,280 points. Laura Murray (Alford) is in second place with 1,880.
Jane Turner (Craigielaw) is third with 1,515, while the biggest mover is Mortonhall’s Rachael Watton. She finished second in the Munross Trophy to overtake Scottish champion Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar). Rachael has 1,371 points with Kelsey on 1,285.
After the opening two events In the girls’ Order of Merit, 16-year-old Hannah, who finished second in the Paul Lawrie Scottish Schools’ Championship at Murrayshall earlier this week, is the early leader with 470 points.
Alyson McKechin (Ederslie) is a close second on 440 with Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) and Lesley Atkins (Gullane) in the next two spots on 420 and 408 respectively.
The next women's event to count for SLGA Order of Merit points is the British Amateur Championship at Ganton from June 22-26. Points are allocated for both the stroke-play qualifying and the match-play knock-out – while the girls’ will be chasing points at the Janice Moodie Trophy at Windyhill on July 2.

WOMEN'S ORDER OF MERIT TABLE
1 Louise Kenney Pitreavie 2280
2 Laura Murray Alford 1880
3 Jane Turner Craigielaw 1515
4 Rachael Watton Mortonhall 1371
5 Kelsey MacDonald Nairn Dunbar 1285
6 Martine Pow Selkirk 805
7 Pamela Pretswell Bothwell Castle 800
8 Sally Watson Elie & Earlsferry 777
9 Susan Jackson Ladybank 740
10 Megan Briggs Kilmacolm 705
11 Samantha Leslie Westhill 690
12 Ann F Ramsay Kirriemuir 640
13 Emily Ogilvy Auchterarder 510
14 Rachael Taylor Hartl Golf Resort 500
15 Roseanne Niven Crieff 450
16 Clare-Marie Carlton Fereneze 360
17 Laura Walker Muckhart 330
18 Sammy Vass Tain 330
19 Rachael McQueen Troon Ladies 310
20 Eilidh Briggs Kilmacolm 300
21 Rachel Hanlon St Regulus 280
22 Karen Marshall Baberton 250
23 Jacqueline Sneddon Alyth 240
24 Ashley Smith Monifieth 220
25 Alyson McKechin Elderslie 200
26 Cara Gruber Royal Dornnoch 200
27 Elaine Moffat St Regulus 200
28 Ailsa Summers Carnoustie Ladies 185
29 Claire Penman Carnoustie Ladies 185
30 Lauren Mackin Son Muntaner 180
31 Hannah McCook Abernethy 165
32 Rachel Polson Peterculter 165
33 Claire MacDonald Gullane 150
34 Rebecca Wilson Grange 145
35 Fiona Gilbert Carnoustie 140
36 Shonagh Raitt Forfar 135
37 Jemma Chalmers Monifieth 130
38 Jessica Meek Carnoustie Ladies 115
39 Jennifer Linklater Largs 115
40 Wendy Nicholson Broomieknowe 100
41 Susan Wood Drumpellier 100
42 Gillian Monteith Portpatrick Dunskey 80
43 Gillian Scanlan Hamilton 65
44 Kristina Vannet Peterculter 65
45 Gabrielle MacDonald Craigielaw 60
46 Claire Hargan Mortonhall 60
47 Sara Bishop Windyhill 60
48 Kate McIntosh Broomieknowe 50
49 Lynne Fenton Carnoustie Ladies 50
50 Noreen Fenton Dunbar 50
51 Elaine Cuthill Lanark 50
52 Sheila Cuthbertson Peebles 50

GIRLS' ORDER OF MERIT TABLE
1 Hannah McCook Abernethy 470
2 Alyson McKechin Elderslie 440
3 Eilidh Briggs Kilmacolm 420
4 Lesley Atkins Gullane 408
5 Gabrielle MacDonald Nairn Dunbar 380
6 Natasha Qayum Ranfurly Castle 380
7 Kimberley Beveridge Aboyne 300
8 Claire Prouse Hazelhead 300
9 Gillian Scanlan Hamilton 300
10 Hannah Scott Broomieknowe 300
11 Rachael Watton Mortonhall 300
12 Ailsa Summers Carnoustie Ladies 220
13 Megan Clyne Deeside 220
14 Alison Goodwin Glenbervie 220
15 Kate McIntosh Broomieknowe 220
16 Mhairi McKay West Kilbride 170
17 Eilidh Watson Elie & Earlsferry 170
18 Jessica Meek Carnoustie Ladies 158
19 Rachel Polson Peterculter 25
20 Tegan Seivwright Deeside 25
21 Rachel Walker Muckhart 25
22 Lauren Whyte St Regulus 25

COUNTY MEDAL AT PAISLEY BUSHES -- ALYSON DOES IT AGAIN

Alyson McKechin - Click to enlarge
Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) - pictured right who scored a fine gross 74 over Paisley to-dayto win the overall Medal with a net 72. At the start of the day there was a cold blustery wind but conditions improved later on. --- 38 Ladies played.
Congratulations also go to Paisley Golf Club Ladies Captain Eleanor Black who won the 13 + handicap section with a Net 72 with a better inward half from Anita McMillan from Erskine.
The CSS was 74 and the SSS also 74.
Results:-

Scratch: Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 74
0 - 12
1st: Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 74 (2) 72
2nd: Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) 79 (5) 74 acb
3rd: Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle) 81 (7) 74 acb

13 +
1st: Eleanor Black (Paisley) 93 (21) 72 acb
2nd: Anita McMillan (Erskine) 90 (18) 72 acb
3rd: Lindsay Mathie (Windyhill) 88 (13) 75

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL LIST OF RESULTS

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NEWS FROM RENFREWSHIRE JUNIORS

The County was very fortunate to receive a generous grant from the Golf Foundation towards the cost of coaching for our junior girls.
Two squads - a total of 23 girls - were coached by Lesley MacKay at the Playsport Centre, East Kilbride, during the spring months.
We are already seeing the benefits from these sessions as some of the girls have already reduced their handicaps.
Two girls - Alexandra Quyum (Kilmacolm) and Mairi Gray (Williamwood) - have moved from Bronze into Silver Division, both reducing down to 18.
Another 21 girls greatly enjoyed a 'Fun' day in May when Lesley showed them lots of techniques to improve their golf.

Recently the 'A' squad played a 'Friendly' match against a team from Lanarkshire and won 5 - 3. Everyone enjoyed the hospitality and we are greatly indebted to Caldwell G.C. for giving us the use of their course on a Sunday afternoon. The girls are looking forward to a return match in the Autumn.

A team of 7 girls will represent the County in the Kennedy Salver which is being played at Cawder G.C. on Monday, 21st June.
Hopefully the good weather will continue untill then and the team will play well, perhaps bringing back the Salver to Renfrewshire.

Maureen Mitchell (Junior Convenor)

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

JUNE MEDAL 10TH JUNE PAISLEY

Due to cancellations, the sheet for Paisley has several time changes. Please check the latest times.
Here is the draw for the June Medal over Paisley Bushes on Thursday 10th June which has all the changes.
Morag Little is the contact name for any withdrawals or perhaps a late entry into the competition.

To contact Morag -- Her mobile number on the day is: 07748613574.
Late entries or cancellations to Morag Little at 0141 639 6084



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ALYSON , EILIDH AND NATASHA ALL DO WELL IN THE SCOTTISH SHOOLGIRLS STROKEPLAY

GOLF COPY AND SCORES
CREDIT DAVID BEGG SPORTS
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JULIE YANG SLASHES SEVEN STROKES OFF MURRAYSHALL RECORD IN SCHOOLS GOLF

Fourteen-year-old Loretto School, Musselburgh pupil Julie Yang lived up to her billing as a world golf star in the making with an incredible record-slashing round at Murrayshall, near Perth YESTERDAY (Monday).
Competing in the Paul Lawrie Scottish schools golf championships, South Korean-born Julie returned a nine-under-par 64 over the Murrayshall No 1 course, SEVEN strokes better than the previous women’s course record of 71.
She required only 24 putts as she marked up one eagle (at the ninth), nine birdies (first, third, sixth, eighth, 12th, 13th, 15th, 16th and 18th), and two bogeys (at the seventh and 10th).
“My putting has not been very good since I won the Welsh women’s open title last month but I think these Murrayshall greens were made for me. The speed of them was just perfect,” said Julie who did not have any putts at all at the 16th where she holed a 40ft chip from off the green. Her halves of 32 were five under for the outward journey and four under for the inward half.
Yet the so talented youngster did not get back home from finishing joint fifth in the Irish women’s open amateur stroke-play championship at Dublin at the weekend until midnight on Sunday night and was on the tee at Murrayshall just a few hours later at 8am Monday morning.
Julie had a par-matching round of 69 over the shorter Lynedoch course to give her a nine-under-par total of 133.
“I like Scotland and the golf courses – but not the weather,” said Julie who was transferred from her previous Phoenix, Arizona base to Loretto School by her parents last September so that she could gain valuable experience of European conditions courses with a view to becoming a tour professional as soon as she completes her education.
Although Yang will not be able to play for the Scotland girls team during her four years at Loretto, she is eligible to play for the Scottish schools against the English schools in the annual international at Fairhaven Golf Club, Lancashire in September.
She won the Paul Lawrie Scottish schoolgirls title at the first attempt by 12 shots from Hannah McCook (Highland) who had rounds of 75 and 70 for 145.
Alyson McKechin pipped her Renfrewshire team-mate and county champion Eilidh Briggs for third place. Eilidh had a definite edge with a first-round 70 over the shorter course but she drifted to an 80 over Murrayshall for 150 to finish fourth. Alyson, with a morning 77 and a second-round 71, slipped past into third place on 148.

In the team event only two girls were required to make up a team in their category and Julie Yang and Lesley Atkins, both pupils at Loretto School’s Golf Academy and representing East Lothian schools, won that trophy by 14 shots from runners-up Renfrewshire Alyson McKechin and Eilidh Briggs.
Forth Valley’s Tiffiny Wood and Nicola Robertson finished third.
The girls’ section also had a Paul Lawrie Salver handicap prize for the best net 36-hole aggregate. It was won by Tegan Seivwright (Aberdeen City) with a net total of 134 (65-69) off 11 of a handicap.
Second was Natasha Qayum (Renfrewshire) on 137 (63-74) off seven.
Hannah Scott (City of Aberdeen) came third, after a countback, with 138 (69-69) off seven.
The Scottish schools team of 12 boys and six girls for the match against the English schools at Fairhaven on Monday, September 13 will be finalised by the Scottish Schools Golf Association once they know who is available for selection and who is not. It is roughly based on the leading finishers in the championship at Murrayshall.

PAUL LAWRIE SCOTTISH SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Murrayshall House Hotel, near Perth.

GIRLS’ LEADING SCORES (Par 142)

Lynedoch (par 69) first, Murrayshall (par 73) second.
CSS 68 73.
133 Julie Yang (East Lothian) 69 64.
145 Hannah McCook (Highland) 75 70.
148 Alyson McKechin (Renfrewshire) 77 71.
150 Eilidh Briggs (Renfrewshire) 70 80.
151 Lesley Atkins (East Lothian) 74 77, Gabrielle MacDonald (City of Edinburgh) 73 78, Natasha Qayum (Renfrewshire) 70 81.
152 Rachael Watton (City of Edinburgh) 76 76, Hannah Scott (City of Edinburgh) 76 76, Claire Prouse (Aberdeen City) 72 80, Kimberley Beveridge (South Aberdeenshire) 78 74, Gillian Scanlan (South Lanarkshire) 75 77.
153 Kate McIntosh (Midlothian) 78 75, Megan Clyne (Aberdeen City) 78 75, Alison Goodwin (Forth Valley) 73 80.
154 Mhairi McKay (North Ayrshire) 73 81.
155 Ailsa Summers (Dundee City) 77 78, Jessica Meek (Angus) 76 79, Eilidh Watson (Forth Valley) 75 79.
156 Lauren Whyte (Fife) 78 78, Rachel Walker (Dumfries and Galloway) 77 79, Hannah Robb (Aberdeen City) 76 80, Rachel Polson (Aberdeen City) 78 78.
158 Linsey Stevenson (Glasgow) 80 78.
159 Shannen McGuire (Fife) 79 80, Katie Reid (Dundee City) 77 82.

Monday, June 07, 2010

RENFREWSHIRE PLAYERS HELP WIN THE MID VETS TROPHY

Renfrewshire's Carol Fell, Jennifer Graham, June Lockhart, Maureen Mitchell (Cathcart Castle) and Marion Stewart played in the Mid Vets Trophy against Midlands Vets today at Douglas Park Golf Club and all helped to regain the Trophy back to the West after a few LEAN years.
To read the full report go to the West Vets Website

Sunday, June 06, 2010

EILIDH WINS THE MUNROSS TROPHY

CREDIT DAVID BEGG SPORTS
Report Courtesy of COLIN FARQUHARSON TEL AND FAX 01224 869782

Renfrewshire County Champion Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) pipped another of Scotland’s up and coming youngsters, Rachael Watton (Mortonhall) to win the Munross Trophy women’s 36-hole tournament – an SLGA Order of Merit event – by a single shot over the Montrose Links today (Sunday).
Eilidh had two rounds of 75 for a total of 150.
Rachael was the first-round leader with a 73 but slipped back to a 78 second time round for 151.
LEADING FINAL TOTALS
150 Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 75 75.
151 Rachael Watton (Mortonhall) 73 78.
TO READ THE FULL RESULTS LIST --- GO TO THE GILLIAN KIRKWOOD WEBSITE

MEGAN IS THE LEADING SCOT AT THE IRISH STROKEPLAY

Many congratulations go to Renfrewshire's Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) who was representing Scotland in the Irish Women’s Open Stroke Play event over the weekend. Teaming up with Louise Kenney and Laura Murray -- Megan was the best player for the team event over the 3 rounds.

To see all the Strokeplay results and the report go to the West of Scotland Website

LESLEY COSH IN WINNING WEST GIRLS TEAM

Congratulations go to Renfrewshire's Lesley Cosh from Cowglen who was in the West Girls team in Scottish Ladies Golfing Association Inter-area Girls’ Team Championship this weekend.

Lesley was unbeaten in all her matches ---- WELL DONE LESLEY

After a tense finish to the two-day contest at Ballumbie Castle Golf Club, Monifieth the West Girls Team were the winners after a count back.

Go to the West of Scotland Website for the full report

5TH JULY - MEDAL - CATHCART CASTLE

Hi Everyone

Just a reminder for the next competition which is being held on Monday 5th July at Cathcart Castle Golf Club. Entries for this have to be made by 14th June either via the web-site or by post. Cathcart Castle is always a popular course so expecting this competition to be a busy one. The supervisor for this competition is Jean Smith.

AOL users may need to use another browser as I have had difficulty with the competition link in the AOL brouser. When using Firefox/ Internet Explorer/ Safari it worked.

Can I ask you again, if you know of anyone who does not have computer facilities to pass on this message to them. Thanks.

As you know, the West of Scotland Inter-County Matches (Jamboree) is being held from Monday 14th June to Wednesday 16th June at Kilmacolm. We hope that you will come along and support your Renfrewshire Team and witness some great golf. Remember to wear pink!!. We look forward to seeing you at Kilmacolm and hope this great weather continues for this event!

See you soon.
Morag, Hon Secretary

Thursday, June 03, 2010

DENISE COWAN AND JACKIE MACDONALD WIN THE NET PRIZE AT THE INTER COUNTY FOURSOMES FINALS

Liz Keohone and Audrey Thompson of Loudoun Gowf Club, Ayrshire won the West Division Inter-County Foursomes tournament at Ballochmyle Golf Club, Ayrshire today.
They had a round of five-over-par 76 and headed the scratch returns by two shots from Renfrewshire's Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle) and Liz Stewart (Glenburn).
Lanarkshire's Lesley Lloyd (Hayston) and Fiona Scott (Bothwell Castle) were third with an 80.
In the Handicap section, the winners were Renfrewshire's Jackie MacDonald and Denise Cowan of Ranfurly Castle with a net 69.5 off a handicap of 13.5
Lanarkshire's Anne Lloyd (Hayston) and Pat Casey (Mount Ellen) (13) tied with Renfrewshire's Merope Dunlop and Maureen Taggart (Old Course Ranfurly) (14) on the net 70 mark. Anne and Pat were awarded second place with the better inward half.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Maureen and Linda both lose out at the West Vets Championships

The West Vets Championship Matchplay Quarter Finals and Semi Finals were played today over Renfrew Golf Club.
Linda MacDougall was beaten by Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) and Maureen Woodhead just lost on the 18th by Troon's Jane Finnie.
To read the full results --- Click on the following link WEST VETS WEBSITE