Tuesday, May 31, 2011

MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT



 

MacMillan Cancer Support

Our Assistant Manager, Gregg Sommerville, and 3 of his friends are taking part in the MacMillan Longest Day of Golf on Sunday 19th June.

Allow us to explain exactly what is involved: Four valiant warriors, namely Gregg Sommerville, Chris Love, Alistair Brown and Jonny McLeish, are setting out to scale the peaks of Bonnyton Golf Club, Cathcart Castle Golf Club, Whitecraigs Golf Club and the mother of them all... Pollok Golf Club all in one day in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support.

 

 
 

We will be teeing off at around 4a.m on Sunday 19th June deep in the
moors of Eaglesham and hopefully finishing before darkness falls in the scenic suburb
of Pollokshaws.

And so… armed with several boxes of top flites we will head out on our
voyage of discovery. If we're not back by Thursday send a search party.

The event will be well documented and photos from the day will be added to the Playsport Golf website so you can see how they managed to get on!

So if you could please dig deep to sponsor the lads it would
be much appreciated, no donation is too large or too small, so whatever you can spare
would be much appreciated.

To sponsor the guys all you need to do is visit: http://www.justgiving.com/macmillanlongestgolfday2011
All proceeds go directly to MacMillan Cancer Support

Many thanks in advance and for any further details please contact Gregg Sommerville directly on gregg0001@googlemail.com and he will be more than happy to answer any questions
that you may have.

Further info

 



Sunday, May 29, 2011

GALES BLOW AWAY THE ST RULE TROPHY IN ST ANDREWS

Southerly winds gusting up to 50mph on the Old Course, St Andrews made a little bit of golfing history in the prestigious St Rule Trophy women's international amateur tournament this weekend.
Only 11 players in the quality field of 59 were able to complete their second rounds before play was suspended at 11.45am as golf balls were not remaining stationary on some of the more exposed greens.
At that point the tournament was reduced from its traditional three rounds to two because there would not have been enough time to get the field round another circuit, bearing in mind the majority still had to finish their second rounds.
Eventually, just before 3pm with the gale showing no sign of decreasing, it was decided to abandon Sunday's play and declare the prizewinners on the basis of the first-round scores returned over the New Course on Saturday when it was also windy but not on the same scale as 24hr later.
TO READ THE FULL REPORT GO TO THE GILLIAN KIRKWOOD WEBSITE for the final results
and also Click Here to see those who managed to complete a Second Round on the Old Course this morning.
Alyson who was in  18th place after Round 1, Eilidh and Megan did not complete their round this morning

Saturday, May 28, 2011

ALYSON HAS A GOOD 1ST ROUND IN THE ST RULE TROPHY IN ST ANDREWS

Despite high winds sweeping over St Andrews, four players broke the par of 75 for the New Course and they share the lead on two-under-par 73 after the first round of the St Rule Trophy 54-hole tournament today.
Renfrewshire's Alyson McKechin made a solid start with an excellent 79 and Eilidh and Megan Briggs both had an 81
They now play 2 rounds tomorrow over the Old Course --- Good Luck to you all

FIRST ROUND SCORES
New Course (Par 75, CSS 78).
73 Breanna Elliott (Australia), Leona Maguire (Slieve Russell), Madelene Sagstrom (Sweden), Ashley Ona (Australia).
75 Gemma Bradbury (Cottrell Park), Whitney Hillier (Australia).
76 Bronte Law (Bramhall).
77 Emilee Taylor (Holme Hall), Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle).
78 Emma Goodard (Vale Royal), Emily Taylor (Royal Lytham), Holly Clyburn (Woodhall Spa), Johanna Tillstrom (Sweden), Martine Pow (Selkirk), Louise Kenney (Pitreavie), Meghan Stasi (United States).
79 Nathalie Mansson (Sweden), Lisa Maguire (Slieve Russell), Nikki Foster (Pleasington), Alyson McKechin (Elderslie), Charlotte Wild (Mere).
80 Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder), Megan Garland (The Oaks), Samantha Birks (Wolstanton), Gillian Monteith (Portpatrick Dunskey), Brogan Townend (Pleasington), Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie), Catherine Herreta (United States).
81 Elaine Moffat (St Regulus), Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm), Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm), Jane Turner (Craigielaw), Cara Gruber (Royal Dornoch).
82 Susan Wood (Drumpellier), Rachael McQueen (Troon Ladies), Susan Jackson (Ladybank), Sally Shayler (The Bedfordshire), Kelly Tidy (Royal Birkdale), Laura Watkins (Bicester), Natalie Lowe (Prestbury).
83 Jess Wilcox (Blankney), Daisy Dyer (Chigwell), Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar), Rachael Watton (Mortonhall), Ann Ramsay (Kirriemuir).
84 Ami Story (Ponteland), Rachael Hanlon (St Regulus), Rachael Taylor (Reichswald), Linn Gustafsson (Sweden)., Lesley Atkins (Gullane).
85 Lisa Ball (Matfen Hall).
86 Malin Jansson (Sweden).
87 Lianna Bailey (Notts), Claire Hargan (Strathmore), Claire Penman (Carnoustie).
88 Laura Jones (Royal Liverpool Ladies).
90 Shonagh Raitt (Forfar), Claire Smith (Silsden).
92 Olivia Winning (Rotherham).

Thursday, May 26, 2011

SGU AREAS VOTE 10-6 AGAINST AMALGAMATION WITH SLGA

NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE SCOTTISH GOLF UNION
This evening (May 26) the Scottish Golf Union held a Special Meeting with the sole purpose of considering the amalgamation (with the SLGA) proposal. This proposal has been widely consulted upon with Areas, Counties and Clubs. The proposal was approved at the Scottish Ladies’ Golfing Association’s Special Meeting yesterday (May 25).
The Scottish Golf Union’s shareholders, comprising the sixteen Area Associations, voted 10 to 6 against the amalgamation proposal. This means the proposal in its current format has not received the required level of support by our shareholders and therefore amalgamation cannot proceed at this stage
The Scottish Golf Union Board is disappointed with the outcome of the Areas’ vote. The Board believes that the vote is contrary to the wishes of the majority of clubs they represent, which saw 263 affiliated clubs (89.2%) approve the amalgamation proposal from the 295 clubs (51%) that formally responded with their views.
The amalgamation proposal has also been strongly supported by the amateur game’s other key stakeholders, including the Scottish Ladies’ Golfing Association and its members (Clubs and Counties), major funders sportscotland and other commercial sponsors and partners.
The Scottish Golf Union’s commitment to supporting clubs, together with developing talent and growing the game, remains at the heart of our activities and we will continue to strengthen relationships with clubs to deliver against this strategy. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all clubs for their assistance and patience during this lengthy process.
The Scottish Golf Union Board believes that this result is a setback for the future development and governance of Scottish amateur golf. However, the Board takes heart from the fact that all 16 Areas have consistently reaffirmed their support for amalgamation and a commitment to finding a way to achieve amalgamation working with the Scottish Ladies’ Golfing Association.
The Board will continue to act in the best interests of Scottish golf and will meet on June 6 to consider how we can progress this important matter.
Ross Duncan
SGU Marketing, Media and Sponsorship Manager

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

SLGA GIVE AMALGAMATION A BIG YES VOTE - OVER NOW TO SGU

By COLIN FARQUHARSON
Colin@scottishgolfview.com
Scottish Ladies Golf Association members have voted overwhelmingly in favour of the proposed amalgamation with the Scottish Golf Union at an extraordinary general meeting, held in the lecture theatre of the A K Bell Library, York Place in Perth today.
Now the pressure is on the Scottish Golf Union to get a "yes" vote at its deciding meeting tomorrow night.
If 12 of the 16 SGU areas vote in favour of the amalgamation, then it will go through automatically and Scottish Golf Limited – one governing body for Scottish male and female amateur golf - will become operational from October 1.
The day-to-day operations of the SGU and SLGA will continue independently until then while the new company is being set up with the selection of the Board for Scottish Golf Limited and the preparation of a final combined budget.

Sheila Hartley
Dr Sheila Hartley, pictured right by Cal Carson Golf Agency, the SLGA company secretary, said after the EGM in Perth:
“The proposal was carried by a significant majority, with 93.03% of votes cast being in favour of its adoption. The amateur game’s key stakeholders, in particular major funders sportscotland and other commercial sponsors and partners, have also strongly supported the proposal.
"The SGU’s Extraordinary Meeting is to be held tomorrow night, and the amalgamation will proceed if the Areas cast 12 of their 16 votes in favour.”

Shona Malcolm
Shona Malcolm, pictured left, the SLGA chairman, said at the conclusion of the meeting:
“The SLGA Board is delighted with the outcome of the members’ vote and would like to take the opportunity to thank all of those who participated during the lengthy and extensive consultation process. Throughout the process the SLGA members have demonstrated a commitment to the future development and governance of Scottish amateur golf, with no thought of self interest.
“The SLGA is committed to progressing the amalgamation to its conclusion, while protecting the democratic principles of the clubs, the main funders of Scottish amateur golf, being the voting members.”
The SLGA was formed in 1904 and has its headquarters in Perth. The SGU came into being in 1920 and its present HQ is at The Duke’s Course, St Andrews. The leases on both current properties have a few years to run, but that would give the new Board time to identify the most appropriate permanent location for the amalgamated body in due course.
Although the amalgamation process in the SLGA has gone through months of discussion quite smoothly, the same cannot be said of the SGU. The major sticking point is that the present men’s area committees will have no role to play in the new controlling body for Scottish amateur golf.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

ALYSON PICKED TO REPRESENT SCOTLAND IN THE IRISH STROKEPLAY CHAMPIONSHIPS

Congratulations go to Alyson McKechin who has been selected by the SLGA to be in the Scottish Team for the Irish Ladies' Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship, at Elm Park GC, 18-19 June - The team is : Alyson McKechin (Elderslie), Jane Turner (Craigielaw), Rachael Watton (Mortonhall); Travelling Reserve - Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Ladies)

Saturday, May 21, 2011

LOOKING FOR SOME PHOTOS AND A VIDEO FROM MACHRIHANISH

Megan  and Jane Turner (Semi Finalist) with Louise and Eildh (Courtesy of Colin Farquharson) - Click to enlarge
Lorraine Campbell photos taken on Thursday at Machrihanish

Lanarkshire's Jean Macintyre's Photos from Machrihanish

CLICK HERE PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN BY SLGA's CLAIRE HARGAN



Thanks go to Shona Malcolm (SLGA) for the video below for some ENTERTAINMENT  at Machrihanish




Some Renfrewshire and Scottish Comments:

Carol Whyte : Back to normality. Phone signal and SKY TV. What a fab week, setting fantastic, weather - windy and wild but we still had fun. Sister Act the highlight of the night - I hear Blue Nun can be found in Johnstone.

Claire Hargan SLGA
Thanks to everyone for fab week at Machrihanish-especially my fellow sisters :
Congrats to scottish champ Louise Kenney & finalist Eilidh briggs

Susan Wood - LANARKSHIRE
MACHRA 2011 DONE!!!! windy, bantah, zehn finga, cuthy, driving rain, streaky streaky, beyonce dance moves, sheepa, miss german, truck driving, dipping in the atlantic, cheeky voucher, jpjpjpjpjp, juicy strips, one liners, no access to outside world!!!! got to love a week with the girls at the scottish. xxxxxxxxxxx

Shona Malcolm SLGA --Worst weather I have EVER been on a golf course in.....well done Eilidh - disappointing result but a huge number of positives to take home this week.

Kevin Craggs- Scottish Coach
The first tee shot at Macrahanish not for the faint hearted

Lorraine Morrow - ERSKINE "Even those in Machrihanish, the weather is so bad there are a few of us cowering in the clubhouse. With you in spirit Eilidh!"

MESSAGE FROM CAPTAIN TRISH WHO TRAVELLED DOWN TO MACHRIHANISH

Norah and Trish in Wind swept Machrihanish (Courtesy of Shona Malcom) - Click to enlarge
with Anne Laing and Isabel Crawford (?I think)
I went down to Machrihanish today with my sister-in-law, Norah Adams, a county member and Vice Captain at Kilmacolm. We left at 6am and got there at about 9.30am with a short stop for coffee and a roll and a change of driver.
We joined the match at the 6th hole in gale force winds and driving rain. I just thanked my lucky stars that I was not playing in those conditions! I am amazed how well both Louise and Eilidh played considering the weather. Wet hands, stinging rain on your face, soaking towels, umbrellas turning inside out....I think you get the picture!
The standard of their golf was fantastic and although Louise won by 5/4 the game was close up until the putting. Poor Eilidh had so many putts which nearly dropped and that would have made all the difference. I must say that Louise played so steadily and she richly deserved her win after reaching the final 3 years in a row.  We all congratulate her on a fine performance. I am quite certain that there will be more opportunities for Eilidh especially when you consider that this was her first experience of playing in the "Scottish"....WELL DONE to her !

I also want to congratulate Megan and Alyson on the great golf they played too...such a shame that the Renfrewshire girls were all in the same half of the draw.

Well done all of them and roll on next year at Tain!

Cheers Trish

COLIN FARQUHARSON REPORTS FROM MACHRIHANISH

Louise and Eilidh (Courtesy of Colin Farquharson) - Click to enlarge
It was third time lucky for Dunfermline schoolteacher Louise Kenney in the final of the 97th Scottish women’s amateur golf championship at Machrihanish links on the Kintyre peninsula today (Saturday).
Actually, luck did not come into it at all.
On a morning of foul weather wind and rain – the 28-year-old Pitreavie Golf Club member hit top form to beat 18-year-old Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) by 5 and 4 to win the championship

Louise was beaten my Eildih’s older sister Megan in the 2009 final at Southerness and by Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) in last year’s final at Craigielaw. On neither occasion did she do herself justice. But it was a different story at Machrihanish.

“I went into the final this year, feeling that my time had come. I was totally relaxed which was the big difference from the last two years,”said Kenney.

“I got off to a good start and in these horrendous conditions I felt I played really well. Eilidh’s only 18 – her time will come, no doubt about that.”

Eilidh tried to take a philosophical view – not easy when you’re a teenager and you’ve just lost the biggest match of your life.

“It was disappointing to lose in the final but I’ve had a great week,” said Eilidh who is bound for Stirling University in the autumn.

“It was a shame about the weather. Louise played very steadily in it.


Kenney coped better with the strong southerly wind and rain over the first nine holes and was three up after eight holes.

The experienced Fifer won the third and fifth with young Briggs bogeying both, the fifth with an uncharacteristic three putts.

Eilidh looked as if she was settling when she birdied the sixth to cut her deficit to one hole but Kenney countered with a brilliant eagle 3 downind at the long fifth.

That put Louise two up and she made that three holes of an advantage when Briggs bogeyed the eighth, The Kilmacolm player had bogeyed three of her last six holes in contrast to her semi-final victory in which she bogeyed only one hole of the 17 she played in beating her sister Megan.

Kenney slipped to her first bogey of the day to lose the ninth and she turned for home with a two-hole advantage, having gone out in an approximate one-under-par 36 – excellent scoring in the foul conditions.

Briggs covered the first nine in two-over 39, compared with four-under 33 in Friday’s semi-final.

Kenney re-established a three-hole lead when Briggs bogeyed the 10th and a par at the 11th was good enough for Louise to take a four-hole lead for the first time.

The weather had not relented and, into the wind, the 488yd 12th was halved in bogey 6s.

The 13th was a “brutal” hole into the wind and rain – and, not surprisingly it was halved in double bogey 6s.

Kenney clinched her second national title – she was also Scottish girls champion in 1999 - with a bogey 5 at the 14th.


FINAL (18 holes) - Louise Kenney (Pitreavie) beat Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 5 and 4.

SCOTTISH WOMEN'S AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP MACHRIHANISH FINAL -- EILIDH BRIGGS (Kilmacolm) v LOUISE KENNEY (Pitreavie)

Live Scoring from the Scottish Final at Machrihanish


The 18-hole final teed off in foul weather. A slate-coloured sky, rain blowing up on a freshening southerly wind of 15 to 20mph and the "white horses" charging in on the tide at Machrihanish Bay.

Louise Kenney out in approximate 36 (one under par); Eilidh Briggs in 39 (two over).

Message from Erskine's Lorraine Morrow "Even those in Machrihanish, the weather is so bad there are a few of us cowering in the clubhouse. With you in spirit Eilidh!"

LOUISE KENNEY WINS 5 AND 4 AGAINST EILIDH

Friday, May 20, 2011

CAN YOU GET TO MACHRIHANISH TO SEE THE FINAL


Tomorrow morning's 18-hole final of the 97th Scottish women's amateur championship over the Machrihanish links will feature Louise Kenney, who is No 205 in this week's updated Women's World Amateur Rankings (WWAR) , and Renfrewshire's  Eilidh Briggs, who is 1045 in the WWAR.

Forget about these misleading statistics - this has all the makings of an outstanding final, well worth making the trek down the Kintyre peninsula
Set off early though - the final tees off at 9am and Machrihanish is a long drive from anywhere!

To read more go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website 
Unfortunately your Webmaster will not be at Machrihanish  to see and photograph the event.
 However she is very grateful to Colin Farquharson who reports on the GIllian Kirkwood website and many thanks go to Claire Hargan of the SLGA FOR MANY OF THE PHOTOGRAPHS

EILIDH WINS EPIC MATCH AGAINST MEGAN TO REACH THE SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

Eilidh and Megan at the 1st tee -- Courtesy of Claire Hargan - SLGA
What a fantastic semi final match Eilidh and Megan played this afternoon at Machrihanish in the semi - final of the 2011 Scottish Amateur Championship.
Megan birdied the first two holes, however that was only enough to take a one hole lead. Birdie's by younger sister Eilidh at the 4th and 6th holes quickly turned the match in her favour and a par at the 8th hole was enough to give Eilidh a two hole advantage. The next five holes were halved in pars before Megan squared the match with a birdie at the 400 yard par four 14th hole and par at the par three 15th. However, pars from Eilidh at 16 and 17 were enough to win both holes and win the match by 2 & 1.

Eilidh was approximately three under par in winning the match by 2 & 1. Many Congratulations Eilidh

So sad that that both Megan ( The 2009 Scotish Champion) and Eilidh were in the same half of the draw as this match was worthy of being the final
Machrihanish (Semi Final Scores -- Hole by Hole)
Hole      1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9        10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Par        5 4 4 3 4 4 5 4 4         5   3   5   4   4   3   3    4   4
Eilidh:    4 4 4 2 4 3 4 4 4 -----  5  3   5   4   4  4    3    4
Megan: 4 3 4 3 4 4 4 5 4 ----    5  3   5   4   3   3   4   5

Caddies for the day were Renfrewshire Past Captain Jennifer Mack who caddied for Megan in both the quarter and semi finals plus Megan's and Eilidh's Dad caddied for Eilidh

Jen Mack -- (Caddy for Megan) and Eilidh's Dad was her caddy
Courtesy of Claire Hargan - Click to enlarge


In the other semi final Louise Kenney beat Jane Turner  4 and 3.  Louise was approx 2 under par in the holes she played to win her semi final. This will be Louise's 3rd Scottish Final in a row and she has not won the title.

MEGAN AND EILIDH PLAY EACH OTHER IN THE SEMI FINALS OF THE SCOTTISH

LIVE SCORING FOR THE AFTERNOON SEMI FINALS   ---CLICK HERE
CLICK HERE FOR THE CLARK ROSEBOWL FINAL


QUARTER-FINALS

EILIDH BRIGGS (Kilmacolm) beat KELSEY MacDONALD (Nairn Dunbar) 4 and 3.

Eilidh won the second, third, fifth (with a birdie) and eighth (also with a birdie) to be four up on the ninth tee.
Kelsey scored her first win of the tie with a par at the ninth to be three down at the turn.
Halves followed at the 10th and 11th.
Eilidh went four up again by winning the 13th with a par.
Kelsey won the 14th with a par but Eilidh chipped in from off the green for a birdie 2 to win the match at the short 15th.
Eilidh, with a bag of four birdies, was an approximate one under par for the holes played. Kelsey was roughly four or five over the card.

MEGAN BRIGGS (Kilmacolm) beat ALYSON McKECHIN (Elderslie) 2 and 1.

Megan won the first (with an eagle 3), the fourth and the sixth (with a birdie) to be three up on the seventh tee.
Alyson birdied the eighth to win it and then halved the ninth to be two down at the turn.
McKechin continued her revival by winning the long 10th with a birdie to cut her deficit to one hole.
After a half at the short 11th, Megan won the 12th and 13th with pars to go three up. McKechin kept her hopes alive by winning the 15th and 16th with pars to be only one down with two to play.
Megan clincher her place in the semi-finals by winning the 17th with a par for a 2 and 1 victory margin.
Megan was roughly two over par with one eagle and one birdie on her card. Alyson was an approximate four of five over the card.

TO READ THE FULL REPORT GO TO THE GILLIAN KIRKWOOD WEBSITE

JANE TURNER (Craigielaw) beat SUSAN WOOD (Drumpellier) 1 hole.
LOUISE KENNEY (Pitreavie) beat RACHAEL WATTON (Mortonhall) 1 hole

CLARK ROSEBOWL - SEMI-FINALS

RACHAEL HANLON (St Regulus) beat FIONA HAY (Deeside) 5 and 4.
AILSA BAIN (Peebles) beat HEATHER MUNRO (Monifieth) 3 and 2

LIVE SCORING FROM MACHRIHANISH QUARTER FINALS AND SEMI FINALS

CLICK HERE FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHPLAY RESULTS -- THEN CLICK ON NEXT ROUND

CLICK HERE FOR THE CLARK ROSEBOWL RESULTS --- THEN CLICK ON NEXT ROUND

Thursday, May 19, 2011

PHOTOGRAPHS FROM LANARKSHIRE'S JEAN MACINTYRE AND SLGA'S CLAIRE HARGAN

You are invited to view Jean MacIntyre's 's and Claire Hargan's photo albums from Machrihanish :

Thanks go to Webmaster of Lanarkshire's County Website for these Photographs in the above album.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE PRIZEWINNERS PHOTOGRAGHS TAKEN BY SLGA's CLAIRE HARGAN

MEGAN v ALYSON and EILIDH v KELSEY IN THE QUARTER FINALS

Title-holder Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) and Renfrewshire's Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) stand between the Briggs sisters from Kilmacolm and Renfrewshire, Megan and Eilidh, and a family affair of a semi-final in the 97th Scottish women’s amateur golf championship at Machrihanish tomorrow.
The 2010 Champion Kelsey MacDonald plays Eilidh, in the first quarter-final tomorrow morning. In the morning tie Eilidh beat former champion and now SLGA selector Martine Pow (Selkirk) by 2 and 1. Eilidh then swept into the last eight with a 7 and 6 win over another Scotland girl cap, Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey).
I feel I am back at my best for the match-play and I was four under par against Hannah,” said Eilidh who had birdies at the first and ninth and an eagle 3 at the seventh to be five holes to the good after 10."
The second quarter-final is an all-Renfrewshire tussle between Megan Briggs, winner of the national title in 2009 at Southerness, and 17-year-old Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) .
Megan was sub-par for the first day of the match-play in beating Sammy Vass (Tain) by 7 and 5 followed by a 4 and 3 win over former champion Elaine Moffat (St Regulus).
“I was hitting fairways and greens in regulation all day,” said Megan who has never played county team-mate Alyson in match-play previously.
Alyson, 17, beat Kirstin Blackwood (Glencorse) in the first round and then Alison Davidson (Stirling), the 1997 British and Scottish champion, by 5 and 4 in the second round with one-under-par figures.
She Text your Webmaster and said " I am very happy to have reached the quarter final and I am looking forward to the challenge of playing Megan the 2009 Scottish Champion"


To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website ----  CLICK HERE

In the Clark Rosebowl matchplay stages both Carol Whyte (Windyhill) and Lorraine Morrow (Erskine) lost this morning.
Lorraine said " Started well this morning, par, birdie, birdie to be 2 up after 3 holes, unfortunately it wasn't to last! Eventually lost 3&2 but really delighted with how I've played this week and enjoyed myself! Bonus round at Machrihanish Dunes Golf Course tomorrow"


Carol said "You will never believe how tough it has been! Bar open now and out to support team mates tomorrow !!"
Well done to you all from everyone in Renfrewshire Ladies County Association

Tomorrow morning's quarter-finals tee off as follows:
8.30 Kelsey MacDonald (No 1 seed) v Eilidh Briggs (No 24 seed).
8.40 Alyson McKechin (No 5 seed) v Megan Briggs (No 4 seed).
8.50 Susan Wood (No 14 seed) v Jane Turner (No 6 seed).
9.00 Louise Kenney (No 7 seed) v Rachael Watton (No 2 seed).

In the semi-finals of the second flight Clark Rosebowl it will be:
9.20 Rachel Hanlon (St Regulus) v Fiona Hay (Deeside).
9.30 Ailsa Bain (Peebles) v Heather Munro (Monifieth).

+The championship semi-finals will tee off at 1.30 and 1.50pm with the Clark Rosebowl final at 2.10.
Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report

MEGAN, EILIDH AND ALYSON WIN THROUGH TO THE QUARTER FINALS

SCOTTISH WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP -
SECOND ROUND
Kelsey MacDonald beat Clara Young 2 and 1.
Eilidh Briggs beat Hannah McCook 7 and 6.
Alyson McKechin beat Alison Davidson 5 and 4.
Megan Briggs beat Elaine Moffat 4 and 3.
Susan Wood beat Katie Reid 5 and 3.
Jane Turner beat Sara Bishop 2 and 1
Louise Kenney beat Rachael McQueen 2 and 1
Rachael Watton beat Susan Jackson 2 holes

SCOTTISH MATCHPLAY RESULTS -- ROUND 1 --- MEGAN ALYSON AND EILIDH WIN 1ST ROUND TIES

RESULTS
FIRST ROUND
Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) beat Elaine Cuthill (Lanark) 5 and 4.
Cara Young (North Berwick) beat Karen Marshall (Baberton) 1 hole.
Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) beat Martine Pow (Selkirk) 2 and 1.
Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey) beat Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies) 3 and 2.
Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) beat Kirsten Blackwood (Glencorse) 2 holes.
Alison Davidson (Stirling) beat Elaine Allison (Stirling) 3 and 1.
Elaine Moffat (St Regulus) beat Laura Murray (Alford) at 20th
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) beat Sammy Vass (Tain) 7 and 5.
Katie Reid (Monifieth) beat Lauren Whyte (St Regulus) 5 and 4.
Susan Wood (Drumpellier) beat Noreen Fenton (Dunbar) 1 hole.
Sara Bishop (Windyhill) beat Rachael Taylor (Am Reichswald) 2 and 1.
Jane Turner (Craigielaw) beat Gabrielle Macdonald (Craigielaw) 4 and 3.
Louise Kenney (Pitreavie) beat Wendy Nicholson (Broomieknowe) 5 and 4.
Rachael McQueen (Troon Ladies) beat Cara Gruber (Royal Dornoch) 5 and 4.
Susan Jackson (Ladybank) beat Tara MacTaggart (Minto) 2 and 1.
Rachael Watton (Mortonhall) beat Ashley Smith (Monifieth) 5 and 4.

CLARK ROSEBOWL
FIRST ROUND
Nichola Ferguson (Clober) beat Valerie MacKay (Machrihanish) 8 and 7.
Rachel Hanlon (St Regulus) beat Jenny Potter (Cathkin Braes) 2 and 1.
Fiona Hay (Deeside) beat Joanna Scott (Cathkin Braes) 3 and 2.
Eilidh Watson (Muckhart) beat Charlie Taylor (Kilmarnock Barassie) 1 hole.
Kate McIntosh (Broomieknowe) beat Lorraine Morrow (Erskine) 3 and 2.
Ailsa Bain (Peebles) beat Carol Whyte (Windyhill) 4 and 3.
Heather Munro (Monifieth) beat Jill Harrison (Cruden Bay) 3 and 2.
Dawn Young (North Berwick) beat Judith Anderson (Hawick) 3 and 2.

STROKEPLAY PHOTOGRAPHS -- COURTESY OF THE SLGA

Eilidh and Megan with the Eglinton Quaich won for Kilmacolm for the Lowest Aggregate Gross Score - Team 1st Round  

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE PRIZEWINNERS PHOTOGRAPGHS TAKEN BY SLGA's CLAIRE HARGAN

CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL THE PRIZEWINNERS AND PRINT OUT THE LIST

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

DRAW FOR THE SCOTTISH MATCHPLAY STAGES AT MACHRIHANISH

Megan, Alyson and Eilidh who are all playing in the matchplay stages of the 2011 Scottish Championship at Machrihanish are all in the same half of the draw --- To see the Draw sheet ---- CLICK HERE

Carol Whyte and Lorraine Morrow are both playing in the Clark Rosebowl --- CLICK HERE to see the draw --- They are also on the same half of the draw
GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL

MEGAN, ALYSON AND EILIDH ALL QUALIFY FOR THE MATCHPLAY STAGES AT MACHRIHANISH

A gale force southwest wind, laced with rain blown in off the Atlantic Ocean, today restored the Machrihanish links’ reputation as a fiercesome test of golf – but the cream still rose to the top in the second qualifying round of the 97th Scottish women’s amateur golf championship at the remote Kintyre venue.
Renfrewshire's Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm), the overnight leader with a 71, was blown away to an 82 in which she bogeyed seven of the last eight holes into the wind, including the last five on the trot.
However Megan who won the championship in 2009 at Southerness, is still the No 4 seed on 153.
Renfrewshire's Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) had a terrific round today to climb up into 5th qualifying place with halves of 33 out and 45 back underlined the contrasting conditions for the two loops.
Eildh Briggs (Kilmacolm) fought her way round in 84 in the wild conditions to also qualify for the matchplay stages tomorrow.--- Top 32 qualify
Further down the field both Carol Whyte (Windyhill) and Lorraine Morrow (Erskine) have qualified for the Clark Rosebowl -( the next 16)

Championship Match-play draw:
8.30: K MacDonald v E Cuthill, K Marshall v C Young, M Pow v E Briggs, H McCook v Sheena Wood, A McKechin v K Blackwood, E Allison v A Davidson, E Moffat v L Murray, S Vass v M Briggs.
9.34 L Whyte v K Reid, N Fenton v Susan Wood, S Bishop v R Taylor, G Macdonald v J Turner, L Kenney v W Nicholson, R McQueen v C Gruber, T MacTaggart v S Jackson, A Smith v R Watton.

CLARK ROSEBOWL DRAW
10.46 N Ferguson v V MacKay, R Hanlon v J Potter, F Hay v J Scott, C Taylor v E Watson.
11.18 K McIntosh v L Morrow, C Whyte v A Bain, H Munro v J Harrison, D Younhg v J Anderson.

Congratulations go to Megan who won the Beddows Memorial Trophy - lowest gross score in the first round and the Baby Quaich (lowest individual gross in Eglinton Quaich)
Megan and Eilidh were also the winners of the Eglinton Quaich (team gross first round)


SECOND-ROUND TOTALS (end of play)
Par 144 (2x72). CSS 75 and 78 (reduction only)

150 Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) 72 78.
151 Rachael Watton (Mortonhall) 74 77, Lauren Whyte (St Regulus) 72 79.
153 Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) 71 82.
154 Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 76 78.
155 Jane Turner (Craigielaw) 77 78, Louise Kenney (Pitreavie) 74 81.
156 Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies) 75 81.
157 Cara Gruber (Royal Dornoch) 79 78, Martine Pow (Selkirk) 79 78, Sara Bishop (Windyhill) 78 79. Elaine Moffat (St Regulus) 74 83, Alison Davidson (Stirling) 75 82.
158 Susan Wood (Drumpellier) 79 79, Tara MacTaggart (Minto) 78 80, Karen Marshall (Baberton) 77 81, Clara Young (North Berwick) 77 81, Susan Jackson (Ladybank) 76 82..
159 Noreen Fenton (Dunbar) 82 77, Laura Murray (Alford) 75 84.
161 Elaine Allison (Stirling) 79 82, Rachael Taylor (Am Reichswald) 79 82, Rachael McQueen (Troon Ladies) 78 83, Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 77 84, Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey) 75 86.
162 Wendy Nicholson (Broomieknowe) 78 84, Gabrielle Macdonald (Craigielaw) 78 84.
163 Kirsten Blackwood (Glencorse) 79 84.
.164 Sammy Vass (Tain) 80 84, Katie Reid (Monifieth) 78 86.
165 Ashley Smith (Monifieth) 82 83, Elaine Cuthill (Lanark) 78 87.

OTHER TOTALS
166 Nichola Ferguson (Clober) 83 83.
167 Judith Anderson (Hawick) 79 88, Kate McIntosh (Broomieknowe) 78 89.
168 Eilidh Watson (Muckhart) 85 83, Jennifer Jenkins (Ralston) 85 83, Fiona Hay (Deeside) 80 88.
169 Ailsa Bain (Peebles) 86 83, Heather Munro (Monifieth) 86 83.
171 Jenny Potter (Cathkin Braes) 87 84, Rachel Hanlon (St Regulus) 84 87.
172 Jill Harrison (Cruden Bay) 86 86, Carol Whyte (Windyhill) 85 87.
173 Joanna Scott (Cathkin Braes) 88 85.
174 Charley Taylor (Royal Dornoch) 86 88, Anna Telfer (Milngavie) 83 91.
175 Lorraine Morrow (Erskine) 89 86.
177 Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) 90 87.
178 Dawn Young (North Berwick) 92 86, Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) 89 89, Valerie MacKay (Machrihanish) 87 91, Alexandra Tait (St Regulus) 87 91.
179 Eileen Gillespie (Lochend) 89 90, Angela Devine (Hamilton) 80 99.
180 Mhairi McKay (West Kilbride) 87 93.
181 Laura McGeachy (Windyhill) 91 90, Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) 87 94.
182 Lorraine Campbell (Cardross) 86 96, Linda Bain (Lochend) 84 98, Lesley Barker (Kilmarnock Barassie) 80 102..
183 Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle) 87 96.
184 Bobbi Waugh (Moor Hall) 92 92, Rosaleen Dunsmuir (Cruden Bay) 89 95.
185 Diane Moncrieff (Lochend) 98 87, Ashley Ann Alston (Royal Montrose) 90 95.
186 Pamela Williamson (Baberton) 93 93, Barbara Biggart (North Berwick) 91 95..
189 Elizabeth Lees (Hamilton) 94 95.
190 Ann Gallacher (Machrihanish) 91 99.
192 Amanda McBain (Turnhouse) 95 97.
193 Ruth McIntyre (Windyhill) 97 96.
194 Tracy Masterton (Windyhill) 92 102.
196 Katy Burden (Cambuslang) 102 94.
198 Elaine Robb (Windyhill) 94 104.
200 Maureen Meek (Cathkin Braes) 105 95.
201 Lindsay Ramsay (Carradale) 91 110.
204 Muriel Dysart (Cathkin Braes) 105 99, Ailie MacBrayne (Dunaverty) 103 101.
207 Lindsay Mathie (Windyhill) 100 107, Gail Campbell (East Kilbride) 103 104.
210 Fiona Macgregor (Thornhill) 108 102.
214 Eleanor Hawkins (Machrihanish) 106 108.

PRIZEWINNERS
FIRST QUALIFYING ROUND
Beddows Memorial Trophy (lowest gross score)
1 Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) 71.
2 Lauren Whyte (St Regulus) 72 (better last 6).
3 Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) 72.
4 Louise Kenney (Pitreavie) 74 (better inward half).
St Andrews Quaich (best net)
1 Lauren Whyte (St Regulus) 68.
2 Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) 71.
3 Lesley Barker (Kilmarnock Barassie) 73 (bih).
Eglinton Quaich (team gross first round)
1 Kilmacolm (Megan Briggs 71, Eilidh Briggs 77) 148.
Baby Quaich (lowest individual gross in Eglinton Quaich)
1 Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) 71.
Grainger Cup (lowest team net in first round)
1 St Regulus (Lauren Whyte 68, Rachel Hanlon 80) 148

SECOND QUALIFYING ROUND PRIZES
Glover 21st Anniversary Cup (lowest gross score in Round 2)
1 Rachael Watton (Mortonhall) 77 (bih).
2 Noreen Fenton (Dunbar) 77.
3 Jane Turner (Craigielaw) 78 (bih).
4 Martine Pow (Selkirk) 78.
Lyon Salver (best net score in Round 2)
1 Noreen Fenton (Dunbar) (4) 73.
2 Lauren Whyte (St Regulus) (4) 75.
3 Tara MacTaggart (Minto) (4) 76.
Dunlop Hill Trophy (past champions in Round 2)
1 Martine Pow (Selkirk) 78.
McNeil Trophy (best county team in Round 2)
1 Midlothian 306 (Gabrielle Macdonald, Jane Turner, Rachael Watton).

TWO-ROUND PRIZES
St Rule Salver (best gross aggregate by an Under-21 player)
1 Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) 150.
McInnes Shaw Cup (best net aggregate)
1 Lauren Whyte (St Regulus) 143 (68 and 75).
Margaret Scouler Buchanan Cup (best gross aggregate)
1 Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) 150 (72 and 78).

EXTENDED TEAM TOTALS
EGLINTON QUAICH (scratch)
1 KILMACOLM (Megan Briggs 71, Eilidh Briggs 77) 148.
2 STIRLING (Alison Davidson 75, Elaine Allison 79) 154.
3 CRAIGIELAW (Jane Turner 77, Gabrielle Macdeonald 78) 155.
4 BROOMIEKNOWE (Wendy Nicholson 78, Kate McIntosh 78) 156.
5 St REGULUS LADIES (Elaine Moffat 74, Rachel Hanlon 84) 158.
6 WINDYHILL (Sara Bishop 78, Carol Whyte 85) 153.
T7 NORTH BERWICK (Clara Young 77, Barbara Biggart 81) 158.
T7 MONIFIETH LADIES (Ashley Smith 82, Heather Munro 86) 168.
9 DRUMPELLIER (Susan Wood 79, Janice Paterson 90) 169.
10 BABERTON (Karen Marshall 77, Pamela Williamson 93) 170.
11 LOCHEND (Linda Bain 84, Eileen Gillespie 89) 173.
12 HAMILTON (Angela Devine 80, Elizabeth Lees 94) 174.
T13 CATHKIN BRAES (Jenny Potter 87, Joanna Scott 88) 175.
T13 CRUDEN BAY (Jill Harrison 86, Rosaleen Dunsmuir 89) 175.
15 MACHRIHANISH (Valerie MacKay 87, Ann Gallacher 91) 178.

GRAINGER CUP (net scores)
1 ST REGULUS LADIES (Lauren Whyte 68, Rachel Hanlon 80) 148.
T2 STIRLING (Elaine Allison 74, Alison Davidson 75) 149.
T2 KILMACOLM (Megan Briggs 71, Eilidh Briggs 78) 149.
4 BROOMIEKNOWE (Kate McIntos 75, Wendy Nicholson 76) 151.
5 MONIFIETH LADIES (Katie Reid 74, Ashley Smith 78) 152.
6 MACHRIHANISH (Valerie McKay 74, Ann Gallacher 79) 153.
7 CRAIGIELAW (Gabrielle Macdonald 76, Jane Turner 78) 154.
8 LOCHEND (Linda Bain 79, Eileen Gillespie 79) 158.
9 HAMILTON (Angela Devine 74, Elizabeth Lees 87) 161.
10 DRUMPELLIER (Susan Wood 79, Janice Paterson 83) 162.
11 CRUDEN BAY (Roseleen Dunsmuir 81, Jill Harrison 82) 163.
11 BABERTON (Karen Marshall 76, Pamela Williamson 88) 164.
13 WINDYHILL (Laura McGeachy 84, Lindsay Mathie 90) 174.
14 CATHKIN BRAES (Pauline Warlow 84, Maureen Meek 92) 176.

CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL THE PRIZEWINNERS AND PRINT OUT THE LIST

SCOTTISH AMATEUR - LIVE SCORING FROM MACHRIHANISH

Round 2 Live scoring from Machrihanish--- CLICK HERE

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

MEGAN LEADS THE FIELD AFTER ROUND 1 AT MACHRIHANISH

By COLIN FARQUHARSON
Colin@scottishgolfview.com
When your little sister starts to win golf titles that you previous held and brings her handicap down lower than yours, then it’s time to regain the family bragging rights!
Kilmacolm’s Megan Briggs did not say so in as many words but sibling pressure can be a tremendous motivator The 21-year-old law student at Strathclyde University left her clubs to do the talking at Machrihanish today.

Megan - Click to enlarge

At the end of the first of two stroke-play rounds to produce 32 qualifiers for the match-play stages of the 97th Scottish women’s amateur championship, it was Megan, pictured right by Cal Carson Golf Agency, the title-winner at Southerness two years ago, who was heading the field of 87 players with a round of one-under-par 71.
Although the Kintyre links had no defence on a calm day, Megan’s was the only sub-par round but it has to be said there seemed to be far more players breaking 80 than when the championship was last played here in 1990 and 2000 and the legendary “local girl” and six times champion Belle Robertson described the course as “a monster.”
Even the great links courses need bad weather to bear their teeth.
“This is only my second stroke-play round of the year. The first one was in the Renfrewshire county championship (won by younger sister Eilidh),” said Megan.
“I’ve been so busy with my fourth year studies and exams I’ve just not had the time to play golf or practise. So here I am, not really thinking too much about winning the title again but I hole a few putts it’s a sub-par 71.
“Yes, sister Eilidh’s been playing well. She won the County title and the West of Scotland Championship and her handicap’s down to +1.”
Megan admitted that it was a perfect day to be playing Machrihanish with its defences down but straight hitting was still called for.
She holed putts of 10ft and two of 25ft for birdies at the second, third and 10th and her outward alf of two-under-par 35 included a penalty drop out of a plugged lie in the rough at the seventh.
Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) was the next best Renfrewshire Player with a 76 (one over the CSS) followed by Megan's  sister Eilidh who had a 77

To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

FIRST QUALIFYING ROUND
Leading 32 after 36 holes to qualify for championship match-play.
Par 72. Yardage 5962. CSS 75
Conditions: Overcast but pleasant, little or no wind.
71 Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm).
72 Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar), Lauren Whyte (St Regulus)..
74 Rachael Watton (Mortonhall), Louise Kenney (Pitreavie), Elaine Moffat (St Regulus).
75 Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies), Laura Murray (Alford), Alyson Davidson (Stirling), Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey).
76 Susan Jackson (Ladybank), Alyson McKechin (Elderslie).
77 Karen Marshall (Baberton), Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm), Jane Turner (Mortonhall), Clara Young (North Berwick).
78 Rachael McQueen (Troon Ladies), Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw), Wendy Nicholson (Broomieknowe), Elaine Cuthill (Lanark), Kate McIntosh (Broomieknowe), Sara Bishop (Windyhill), Katie Reid (Monifieth), Tara MacTaggart (Minto).
79 Judith Anderson (Hawick), Rachael Taylor (Am Reichswald), Cara Gruber (Royal Dornoch), Susan Wood (Drumpellier), Martine Pow (Selkirk), Kirsten Blackwood (Glencorse), Elaine Allison (Stirling), Charlie Taylor (Royal Dornoch)..
80 Sammy Vass (Tain), Angela Devine (Hamilton), Lesley Barker (Kilmarnock Barassie), Fiona Hay (Deeside).
82 Noreen Fenton (Dunbar), Ashley Smith (Monifieth).
83 Nichola Ferguson (Clober), Anna Telfer (Milngavie).
84 Rachel Hanlon (St Regulus), Linda Bain (Lochend), Gillian Lockhart (Troon Welbeck).
85 Carol Whyte (Windyhill), Laura McLardy (Duff House Royal), Eilidh Watson (Muckhart), Jennifer Jenkins (Ralston).
86 Heather Munro (Monifieth), Ailsa Bain (Peebles), Jill Harrison (Cruden Bay), Lorraine Campbell (Cardross)..
87 Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle), Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle), Jenny Potter (Cathkin Braes), Alexandra Tait (St Regulus), Mhairi McKay (West Kilbride), Valerie MacKay (Machrihanish).
88 Joanna Scott (Cathkin Braes).
89 Helen Faulds (Douglas Park), Rosaleen Dunsmuir (Cruden Bay), Lorraine Morrow (Erskine), Eileen Gillespie (Lochend).
90 Ashley Ann Alston (Royal Montrose), Janice Paterson (Drumpellier).
91 Barbara Biggart (North Berwick), Laura McGeachy (Windyhill), Ann Gallacher (Machrihanish), Lindsay Ramsay (Carradale).
92 Pauline Warlow (Cathkin Braes), Dawn Young (North Berwick), Bobbi Waugh (Moor Hall), Tracy Masterton (Windyhill).
93 Pamela Williamson (Baberton).
94 Elizabeth Lees (Hamilton), Elaine Robb (Windyhill).
95 Amanda McBain (Turnhouse).
98 Diane Moncrieff (Lochend).
97 Aileen Hunter (Monifieth), Ruth McIntyre (Windyhill).
100 Lindsay Mathie (Windyhill).
102 Katie Burden (Cambuslang).
103 Ailie MacBrayne (Dunaverty), Gail Campbell (East Kilbride).
105 Muriel Dysart (Cathkin Braes), Maureen Meek (Cathkin Braes).
107 Eleanor Hawkins (Machrihanish).
108 Fiona Macgregor (Thornhill).

Saturday, May 14, 2011

THE SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP BEGINS AT MACHRIHANISH ON TUESDAY


We wish all the Refrewshire players that are playing in the Scottish Championships that begin at Machrihanish on Tuesday the very best of luck.
The RLCGA team for the Scottish Championships are Eilidh Briggs, Megan Briggs and Alyson McKechin.

Others Renfrewshire players that are taking part are :-
Carol Whyte (Windyhill), Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle), Jen Mack (Haggs Castle), Jennifer Jenkins (Ralston), Lorraine Morrow (Erskine), Lindsay Mathie (Windyhill), Elaine Robb and Tracey Masterton (both Wimdyhill)
CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE STARTING TIMES

Friday, May 13, 2011

SPRING MEETING - OLD RANFURLY

The Spring Meeting was held yesterday over The Old Course Ranfurly
Of the 41 entries, 31 braved the elements, playing in a mixture of sunshine and very heavy showers. 

The best scratch of the day was Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle)- pictured left  with a gross 79.(Click to enlarge)

The
overall winner of the competition was Birgit Clark (Old Ranfurly) ---  (Click on the photo below to enlarge) 81-9-72 who won with a better inward half from Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle) who had a 79-7-72.
Jan MacNab from Ranfurly Castle was the winner for the 13+Upwards with a net 74 of a handicap of 15

Scratch - 12 Handicap 
1st:  81-9=72 Birgit Clark (Old Ranfurly)
2nd:  79-7=72 Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle)
3rd:  84-10=74 Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle)

13+ Upwards
1st:  89-15=74 Jan MacNab (Ranfurly Castle)
2nd: 97-20=77 Maimie Robin (Elderslie)
3rd: 98-21=77 Jean Irvine (Ranfurly Castle)

SSS 72, CSS 73 --- CLICK HERE for all the results -- Get your  Handicap Exchange Letters - Only Print out your Home Club Page

The 8 Rose Bowl qualifiers (aggregate net scores from the April medal and the Spring Meeting) are as follows:-
1. Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle) 77 + 74 151
2. Liz Hale (Caldwell) 81 + 75 156
3. Marion Stewart (Kilmacolm) 79 + 77 156
4. Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle) 85 + 72 157
5. Capt. Trish Brown (Kilmacolm) 81 + 79 160
6. Vivien Young (Elderslie) 78 + 83 161
7. Mamie Robin (Elderslie) 85 + 77 162
8. June Lockhart (Gleddoch) 85 + 79 164

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Monday, May 09, 2011

SLGA / SGU AMALGAMATION UPDATE

Dear Member,
I received last month the final proposals for the impending vote on the Amalgamation of the Scottish Ladies Golf Association with the Scottish Golf Union. This weekend I have received a voting form which I shall use on May 25th at a special EGM in Perth when all the Captains from the SLGA Counties, the Lady Captains of SLGA affiliated Clubs and the representatives from the SGU Areas will gather to cast their vote.

I have to vote on your behalf and it is my intention to vote FOR the proposal

All the information regarding this important decision can be found on the SLGA website:- www.slga.co.uk and I suggest that you read about it if you are interested. You will find this at the top of the page under:- Amalgamation Update. Where the links to the following statement can be found -------
The Amalgamation Working Group has reviewed the feedback from this consultation and finalised the amalgamation proposal as a consequence. The final proposal, memorandum & articles and regulations have now been sent to clubs, counties and areas. The appendices referred to in the proposal are available here.
You will remember that we were asked to find out from our membership how they would feel about merging the Ladies’ Counties and the Mens’ Areas if and when the amalgamation took place and the huge majority of RLCGA members were not in favour of this. I want to allay any fears which you may have had about joining forces with the Mens’ Areas. Some of the smaller Counties may well do this in time but we at Renfrewshire Ladies County Golf have no intention of so doing anytime in the near future.

Please feel free to get in touch with me by email at cmbardlui@aol.com or by phone on 01505 873462.

I hope that you have all been enjoying the recent lovely weather and have been reducing your handicaps!
 I look forward to seeing you at the Spring Meeting this coming Thursday and at future fixtures throughout the season.

Happy golfing and regards from Trish Brown (Captain)

Sunday, May 08, 2011

EILIDH WINS THE WEST OF SCOTLAND CHAMPIONSHIP OVER LANARK

Eilidh Briggs - 2011 West of Scotland Champion - click to enlarge (courtesy of Jean MacIntyre)



To see some more photos go to the West of Scotland Website

Thanks go to MAUREEN WOODHEAD for the photographs from the days event -- Click here to see larger photos
Looking to see some more photos  - taken by Anne Laing on the Course and Jean MacIntyre (Plus some of Maureen's) then CLICK HERE

Kilmacolm's Eilidh Briggs the 2011 Renfrewshire County Champion won the West of Scotland Championship at Lanark with four shots to spare over 36 holes.
Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) matched Eilidh's opening round of 73 but could not live with her rival's pace on the second circut.
In the morning round Eilidh had birdies at the fourth, 11th, 13th, 15th and 17th with a bogey at the second and a double bogey at the eighth.
Alyson had an eagle 3 at the 14th and birdies at the second, fourth and ninth. She bogeyed the third ,the 7th and 17th.
In the afternoon round Eilidh added a 74 for 147 with Alyson returning a 78 for second place on 151.
Eilidh had second-round birdies at the first, second, 10th, 11th and 14th. She dropped shots at third, eighth and 12th. With so much in hand, she could afford the luxury of a double bogey at the 18th, knowing that its only consequence was a reduction in her winning margin.
Ayrshire's Mhairi McKay (West Kilbride) , with a net aggregate of 143 (72-71) won the handicap prize off seven of a handicap.
Lanarkshire trio of Lesley Lloyd, Susan Wood and May Hughes won the Senior Team event with the Ayrshire team of Mhairi Mckay, Connie Jaffrey and Emma Hale winning the Junior prize (best Net)
The Senior team representing RLCGA was: Carol Whyte, Donna Jackson and Liz Stewart.
The Junior team representing RLCGA was: Alyson McKechin, Eilidh Briggs and Linsey Stevenson.

FINAL TOTALS
SS 74 . CSS 74 74.
147 Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 73 74.
151 Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 73 78.
153 Lesley Lloyd (Hayston) 76 77.
154 Nichola Ferguson (Clober) 78 76.
155 Rachael McQueen (Troon Ladies) 77 79.
156 Susan Wood (Drumpellier) 74 82, Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) 76 80.
157 Mhairi McKay (West Kilbride) 79 78.
158 Jennifer Linklater (Largs) 77 81.
159 Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle) 76 83.
161 Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) 79 82.
163 May Hughes (Lanark) 82 81.
164 Liz Stewart (Greenburn) 82 82, Jenny Potter (Cathkin Braes) 76 88.
165 Gillian McGinley (Cochrane Castle) 83 82, Ruth Rankin (Lanark) 81 84, Lesley Cosh (Cowglen) 84 81.
166 Carol Whyte (Windyhill) 82 84, Angela Devine (Hamilton) 83 83.
167 Lorraine Campbell (Cardross) 86 81, Emma Hale (Troon Ladies) 88 79, Patricia Davidson (Erskine) 84 83, Lindsay Mathie (Windyhill) 83 84.
169 Linsey Stevenson (Elie and Earlsferry Ladies) 86 83.
170 Laura McGeachy (Windyhill) 87 83, Kirstin Scott (Milngavie) 88 82.
173 Susan McGrenaghan (Mount Ellen) 85 88.
174 Emma Caddow (Cardross) 92 82.
175 Lesley Barker (Kilmarnock Barassie) 88 87.
NR Lorraine Morrow (Erskine) 80 -.
Withdrew: Sara Bishop (Windyhill), Sara McCorkell (Williamwood) 85 -, Natasha Qayam (Ranfurly Castle).

Thanks go to Lanarkshire's Jean MacIntyre for the report and all the results

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

WEST OF SCOTLAND CHAMPIONSHIP DRAW PLEASE NOTE A CHANGE FROM THE ORIGINAL TIMES

LANARK GOLF CLUB --- Sunday 8th May 2011 -- Now out in 3's
8.30/1.30 Lesley Lloyd, Alyson McKechin, Eilidh Briggs
8.45/1.45 Sara Bishop, Susan Wood
,Rachael McQueen
8.45/1.45 Sara McCorkell, May Hughes, Donna Jackson
8.52/1.52 Jennifer Linklater, Liz Stewart, Nichola Ferguson
9.00/2.00 Susan McGrenaghan, Carol Whyte, Gillian McGinlay
9.07/2.07 Ruth Rankin, Natasha Qayum, Lesley Barker
9.15/2.15 Angela Devine, Alex Glennie, Jenny Potter
9.22/2.22 Mhairi McKay, Lorraine Campbell, Linsey Stevenson
9.30/2.30 Lorraine Morrow, Lesley Cosh, Emma Hale
9.37/2.37 Patricia Davidson, Laura McGeachy, Connie Jaffrey
9.45/2.45 Kirstin Scott, Lindsay Mathie, Emma Caddow

The Senior team representing RLCGA is: Carol Whyte, Donna Jackson and Liz Stewart.
The Junior team representing RLCGA is: Alyson McKechin, Eilidh Briggs and Linsey Stevenson.

Sunday, May 01, 2011

ALYSON FINISHES IN 21ST PLACE IN THE WELSH OPEN STROKEPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP

by Colin Farquharson
Woburn's rising star Charley Hull was the winner of the Welsh Open Strokeplay at Tenby today. Top Scot was teenager Hannah McCook who made the long trek to South Wales from Nethy Bridge near Aviemore in the Scottish Highlands. Hannah scored 81, 76 and 77 for 234 and shared 12th place with Curtis Cup player and former English champion Hannah Barwood (Knowle) (79-77-76).
Rachael Watton (Mortonhall) finished tied 15th on 236 (80-80-76) with Jane Turner (Craigielaw) and Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) sharing 21st place on 240. Jane scored 78, 81 and 81, Alyson 81, 78 and 81.
Gabrielle Macdonald (Craigielaw) started with a nightmare 90 but settled to score 77 and 84 for 251 and a share of 35th place.
Stirling student Rebecca Wilson (Grange) shot 82, 86 and 85 for 253.
Scottish champion Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) withdrew before the start of the tournament and Renfrewshire's Eilidh Briggs retired in the first round due to some back trouble
LEADING FINAL TOTALS
Par 216 (3x72). SSS 76. CSS 77 76 78
225 Charley Hull (Woburn) 74 72 79.
226 Lucy Gould (Bargoed) 77 74 75.
228 Amy Boulden (Maesdu) 76 75 77..
230 Chloe Williams (Wrexham) 78 76 76, Becky Harries (Haverfordwest) 76 76 78.
231 Rachael Goodall (Heswall) 79 79 73, Alex Peters (Notts Ladies) 81 71 79.
232 Elizabeth Mallett (Sutton Coldfield Ladies) 80 75 77.
233 Charlotte Ellis (Minchinhampton) 80 75 78, Hayley Davis (Ferndown) 78 76 79, Holly Clyburn (Woodhall Spa) 74 80 79.
234 Hannah Barwood (Knowle) 79 79 76, Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey) 81 76 77.
Selected Scottish totals
236 Rachael Watton (Mortonhall) 80 80 76 (T15).
240 Jane Turner (Craigielaw) 78 81 81, Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 81 78 81 (T21).
251 Gabrielle Macdonald (Craigielaw) 80 77 84 (T35).
253 Rebecca Wilson (Grange) 82 86 85.

To see all the scores  Click Here  --- SSS 76 (Round 1 CSS 77) (Round 2 CSS 76) (Round 3 CSS 78)

RENFREWSHIRE GETS A MENTION IN THE LOCAL NEWSPAPER


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GO TO PAGE 51 TO SEE SOME LOCAL ADVERTIZING IN THE GRYFFE ADVERTIZER NEWSPAPER --- Plus you can print that page out.

HAVE YOU LOST A TAYLOR MADE BURNER 3 HEAD COVER ???

Have you lost a Taylor Made Burner 3 wood head cover --- (black, blue with yellow flash). ??????
One has been handed in from the Championships at Haggs Castle


If you think it is yours, please contact FREDA TUCK 0141 639 2765 or mobile 07786651147 who now has it.