Thursday, June 30, 2011

Sandra and Carol both lose in the 1st Round of the Handicap Matchplay

Sandra and Carol before the tee off this Morning - Click to enlarge

Renfrewshire's Carol Fell and Sandra Littlejohn who had both qualified for the Handicap Matchplay Championship at the Scottish Seniors at Portpatrick lost their matches in the morning. Sandra said she played well as did Carol. However their opponents just got the better of them. In the photos below Anne Terrey and Linda MacDougall are seen with Fiona Roger who was caddying for Carol - click on photos to enlarge

 
                   
Championship:
1st Round:
Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock) beat Pat Hutton (Lanark) 2&1
Sue Penman (Gullane Ladies) beat Ann Lowe (Royal Birkdale)at 20th
Heather Anderson ( Blairgowrie)beat Moira Thomson (Gullane Ladies)at 19th
Pamela Williamson (Baberton) beat Alison Bartlett ( Royal Dornoch) 4&3
Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) beat Jill Harrison (Cruden Bay) 2&1
Elaine Allison (Stirling) beat Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose) 4&3
May Hughes (Lanark) beat Mary Smith (Tain) 1up
Noreen Fenton (Dunbar) beat Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) at 19th
Quarter Finals:
Alex Glennie beat Sue Penman 2&1
Heather Anderson beat Pamela Williamson 2&1
Janice Paterson beat Elaine Allison 3&2
May Hughes lost to Noreen Fenton 3&2


In the Handicap Net Matchplay
Caroline King (Clober)beat Beverley Brown (St Rule) 3&2
Muriel Dysart (Cathkin Braes)beat Sandra Littlejohn (Erskine) 2 holes
Sandie Streets (Largs) beat Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle) 1 hole
Margot Barr (Gairloch) beat Anne Wilson (Portpatrick)4&3

Semi Finals:
Caroline King beat Muriel Dysart 4&3
Margot Barr beat Sandie Streets 5 & 4


MATCH PLAY RESULTS AND LIVE SCORING

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Jennifer Mack loses out in the Play Off for the last Qualifying

Past County Captain Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle)just lost out in qualifying for the match play stages of the Scottish Senior Championships at Portpatrick Golf Club today. She was involved in the play off with Lanarkshire's Janice Paterson and Pat Hutton and Fife's Lorna Bennet . Only 3 places were available.
Here are some photos from the play Off --- which unfortunately Jennifer just did not quite make it.

SCOTTISH SENIORS CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

Alex Glennie - 2011 Scottish Seniors Strokeplay Champion
West Vet Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie)won the Scottish Seniors Strokeplay Championship today at Portpatrick Golf Club
ALEX GLENNIE IS SCOTTISH SENIOR STROKE-PLAY CHAMPION


By COLIN FARQUHARSON
Colin@scottishgolfview.com 
Kilmarnock Barassie's Alex Glennie is the new Scottish senior women's amateur stroke-play golf champion.
In a tight finish with only a couple of strokes covering the leading four players, Alex, pictured, won the title at Portpatrick Dunskey Golf Club, near Stranraer with rounds of 76 and 74 for a total of 150.
She had a shot to spare over runner-up Noreen Fenton (Dunbar) who scored 75 and 76.
Joint third on 152 were overnight leader Alison Bartlett (Royal Dornoch) (73-79) and Cruden Bay's Jill Harrison who matched the par of 71 in her second round, an improvement of 10 shots on her first circuit.
Defending champion Heather Anderson (Blairgowrie) finished fifth on 154 (76-78).
Former Scottish women's amateur champion Alison Gemmill (Kilmarnock Barassie), making her debut in the over-50s championship, finished well down the field with rounds of 85 and 80 for 165.
The leading 16 players qualified for the Scottish senior women's match-play championship over the same course, starting on Thursday.
Alex Glennie is automatically No 1 seed for that event.
The match-play draw is:
10min intervals.
8.30 Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) v Patricia Hutton (Lanark), Ann Lowe (Royal Birkdale) v Sue Penman (Gullane Ladies), Heather Anderson (Blairgowrie) v Moira Thomson (Gullane Ladies), Pamela Williamson (Baberton) v Alison Bartlett (Royal Dornoch).
9.10 Jill Harrison (Cruden Bay) v Janice Paterson (Drumpellier), Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose) v Elaine Allison (Stirling), Mary Smith (Tain) v May Hughes (Lanark), Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) v Noreen Fenton (Dunbar).

HANDICAP CHAMPIONSHIP
9.50 Caroline King (Clober) (12) v Beverley Brown (St Rule) (11); Muriel Dysart (Cathkin Braes) (13) v Sandra Littlejohn (Erskine) (12).
10.10 Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle) (10) v Sandie Streets (Largs (11); Margot Barr (Gairloch) (11) v Anne Wilson (Portpatrick) (12).
LEADING FINAL TOTALS
Par 142 (2x71)
150 Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) 76 74.
151 Noreen Fenton (Dunbar) 75 76.
152 Jill Harrison (Cruden Bay) 81 71, Alison Bartlett (Royal Dornoch) 73 79.
154 Heather Anderson (Blairgowrie) 76 78.
155 Elaine Allison (Stirling) 80 75, Mary Smith (Tain) 79 76, Sue Penman (Gullane Ladies) 777, Ann Lowe (Royal Birkdale) 76 79.
156 May Hughes (Lanark) 75 81.
157 Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose) 80 77, Moira Thomson (Gullane Ladies) 76780.
158 Ann Smart (Banchory) 78 80, Pamela Williamson (B abertton) 77 81.
159 Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) 83 76, Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) 82 77, Patricia Hutton (Lanark) 80 79. Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) 80 79.
160 Linda McDougall (Greenock) 83 77, Lesley Johnston (Gullane Ladies) 82 78, Linda Urquhart (Banchory) 81 79, Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) 79 81.
161 Karen Ballantyne (Craigmillar Park) 83 78, Joanne Scott (Cathkin Braes) 80 81, Lynne Terry (Cruden Bay) 80 81.
162 Bargara Biggart (North Berwick) 80 82.
163 Pauline Warlow (Cathkin Braes) 82 81, Anna Telfer (Milngavie) 81 83, Karen Maxwell (Milngavie) 80 83.
164 Linda Dyball (Pitreavie) 87 77, Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle), 87 77, Caroline King (Clober) 83 81, Sheena McDonald (Buchanan Castle) 80 84.
165 Alison Gemmill (Kilmarnock Barassie) 85 80.
166 Janette McCartney (Erskine) 84 82, Anne Brownie (Gullane Ladies) 83 83, Suzanne Cadden (Cardross) 77 89.
167 Anne Wilson (Portpatrick Dunskey) 86 81, Susan MacVicar (Gairloch) 85 82, Sandie Streets (Largs) 82 85, Margot Barr (Gairloch) 81 86.
168 Ruth Brown (Lothianburn) 87 81, Sandra Littlejohn (Erskine) 84 84, Gillian Wallace (Blairgowrie) 82 86.

YOUR WEBMASTER IS HAPPY !!

Carol with her long putter - Click to enlarge

Yesterday your Webmaster hated her putter --- Today she is very very happy --- 10 shots better --- putting good-- and she will not throw her long putter away !!
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LIVE SCORING FROM THE SCOTTISH SENIORS

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR LIVE SCORING FROM THE SCOTTISH SENIORS CHAMPIONSHIP AT DUNSKEY PORTPATRICK
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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Scottish Senior Championship - Round 1

ALISON BARTLETT LEADS SCOTTISH SENIORS AT HALFWAY
By COLIN FARQUHARSON
Colin@scottishgolfview.com
Royal Dornoch’s Alison Bartlett is the halfway leader in the Scottish senior women’s amateur stroke-play golf championship at Portpatrick Dunskey Golf Club, near Stranraer, today.
Alison, one of the farthest travelled players in the field of 77, shot a two-over-par 73 to lead by two shots from Noreen Fenton (Dunbar) and Lanark’s May Hughes.
Bartlett was four over par after bogeys at the fifth, sixth, short seventh and 12th before finishing strongly with a birdie at the par-4 17th and anotther birdie at the par-5 18th for one-under-par 34 for the inward nine holes.
Fenton was four over par after only four holes, with a double bogey 7 at the long third and bogeys at the second and fifth. Birdies at the ninth and long 11th helped her salvage halves of 39 and 36.
Defending champion Heather Anderson is lying joint fourth on 76. The short holes were costly for the Blairgowrie player – double bogeys at the par-3 seventh and 11th and another shot shead at the short 10th in halves of 39 and 37.
The seniors’ stroke-play event is a championship in itself over 36 holes but the 16 players with the lowest aggregates at the end of two rounds will go forward to conest the Scottish senior match-play championship.
LEADING FIRST ROUND SCORES
Par 71
73 Alison Bartlett (Royal Dornoch).
75 Noreen Fenton (Dunbar), May Hughes (Lanark).
76 Ann Lowe (Royal Birkdale), Heather Anderson (Blairgowrie), Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie).
77 Suzanne Cadden (Cardross), Sue Penman (Gullane Ladies), Pamela Williamson (Baberton), Moira Thomson (Gullane Ladies).
78 Ann Smart (Banchory).
79 Helen Faulds (Douglas Park), Mary Smith (Tain).
80 Sheena McDonald (Buchanan Castle), Lynne Terry (Cruden Bay), Barbara Biggart (North Berwick), Agnees Freeman (Ladies Panmure Barry), Patricia Hutton (Lanark), Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose), Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle), Elaine Allison (Stirling), Joanne Scott (Cathkin Braes), Karen Maxwell (Milngavie).
81 Linda Urquhart (Banchory), Margot Barr (Gairloch), Jill Harrison (Cruden Bay), Anna Telfer (Milngavie).
82 Gillian Wallace (Blairgowrie), Sandie Streets (Largs), Lorna Bennett (Ladybank), Lesley Johnston (Gullane Ladies), Pat Wilson (Murcar Links), Christine Steedman (Pitreavie), Pauline Warlow (Cathkin Braes).
83 Karen Ballantyne (Craigmillar Park), Caroline King (Clober), Janice Paterson (Drumpellier), Dorothy Thomson (Gullane Ladies), Anne Brownie (Gullane Ladies), Linda McDougall (Greenock).
84 Sandra Littlejohn (Erskine). Janette McCartney (Erskine), Frances McFadzean (Craigmillar Park).
85 Alison Gemmill (Kilmarnock Barassie), Susan MacVicar (Gairloch).
86 Anne Wilson (Portpatrick), Maureen Neilson (Greenock), Rita Dee (Kingsknowe), Muriel Dysaart (Cathkin Braes).
87 Ann Moffat (St Regulus), Winifred MacCalllum (Falkirk), Gilly Glen (Craigmillar Park), Ruth Brown (Lothianburn), Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle), Linda Dyball (Pitreavie).

Monday, June 27, 2011

RENFREWSHIRE JUNIOR GIRLS WIN LOTS OF PRIZES

Three girls from the County ‘A’ Squad featured in the Prizelist on Sunday at Cochrane Castle’s Open Mixed Foursomes.
Samantha Cowan (Cochrane Castle) and her partner won the top prize in the 1st Class section and narrowly missed winning the coveted Cuninghame Trophy by 1 stroke. Emma Kennedy (Paisley) and her dad also won prizes in their category and Laura Craig (Cochrane Castle) hit a tremendous drive down the 16th hole to win the 2nd Class longest drive prize.
Not to be outdone by the Juniors Maureen Mitchell (Old Ranfurly), Junior Convenor, managed to hit her tee shot at the short 6th hole inside the mark of Megan Briggs to win a prize for nearest the hole.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

SCOTTISH SENIORS CHAMPIONSHIPS BEGIN ON TUESDAY

The 14th at Dunskey - Photo courtesy of East Vet Noreen Fenton Click to enlarge
There are a few Renfrewshire County players off to Portpatrick this weekend to take part in the Scottish Seniors Strokeplay and Matchplay Championships.
Linda McDougall, Jennifer Mack, Janette McCartney, Mo Neilson, Marion Stewart, Carol Fell, Fiona Roger, Sandra Littlejohn, and Anne Terrey
We wish them every success.
Hopefully your webmaster will be able to report on the event and have the Live scores running.
To see the starting times on Day 1 - Tuesday 28th June ---- Click Here
To see some lovely photographs of Portpatrick taken by East Vets Noreen Fenton then Click Here

SOME MORE PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN AT THE JAMBOREE

Thanks go to Lanarkshire's Jean MacIntyre for taking many photographs at the County Jamboree at Kilmarnock Barassie this week . To see some of her photographs CLICK HERE

Thursday, June 23, 2011

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR SUPPORTERS

On behalf of the team and the committee, I want to say a big thank you to all those who came to pull trolleys and also to watch and support the Renfrewshire team over the last three days at Barassie! You are a great bunch and you had to put up with horrible rain on Tuesday and on Wednesday afternoon. We are only sorry that we did not lift that trophy once more! We were so close, but Ayrshire just pipped us and so they are off to Dumfries in September for the County Finals.
The team played their hearts out and there is no doubt that we were all dissappointed to lose on Tuesday and perhaps that was the reason for a tiny (!) collapse in the foursomes on Wednesday but they came out with all guns firing in the afternoon to win all of the singles very convincingly!
We wish Alex Glennie and her Ayrshire team the best of luck at the Scottish County finals in September at Dumfries and County Golf Club.
AND
We can't wait till next year's Inter County Jamboree at Cardross where we will be fighting to get our hands on that trophy again.!
Thank you everyone and I look forward to seeing you at some of our summer fixtures.
Trish (Captain!)

YOUR WEBMASTERS PHOTOS FROM THE JAMBOREE AND MEGAN IS AWARDED HER LAW DEGREE

If you are looking for all the photographs from the Jamboree then Click on the Link at the top of this webpage that says Photoalbums. Here is a link to Lanarkshire's Jean MacIntyre photographs taken out and about the course over the last 3 days  -- Click  Here
Your webmaster also apologises for predicting that the WEATHER was going to be fine yesterday afternoon when she went into the METCHEK APP on her phone that said it was not going to rain until 6pm at Barassie --- I think I will just stick to photos as this was totally wrong and the rain poured in the afternoon, the 8th green was practically totally under water and caused a huge hold up in the games.
Well done to Trish, Maureen and the Team on a great performance yesterday afternoon to allow us to be in 2nd position and many congratulations to Ayrshire and their winning team.

Many congratulations also go to Megan who has been awarded an honours law degree by Strathclyde University. She got a 2.1
The graduation is on 8 July but she will not be there and will graduate in absentia . She is in Austria with the Scottish Ladies Team for the European Team Championships.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

ALYSON IS 18 TODAY

ALYSON ON HER 18TH BIRTHDAY - CLICK TO ENLARGE

Alyson celebrated her 18th birthday with a very good win this afternoon and she finished her round with a "small lager" and tried on Vice Captain Maureen's Waterproof coat (pictured above)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALYSON

AYRSHIRE WIN JAMBOREE AND RENFREWSHIRE WIN AGAINST D&A

Caddy Mistress June is presented with flowers - Click to enlarge

Ayrshire wll go to the Scottish women's county golf championship finals at Dumfries and County Golf Club from September 16 to 18 as West Division champions.
They clinched the title today on home links at Kilmarnock Barassie by beating Lanarkshire 5 1/2 - 3 1/2. Earlier in the three-day programme, Ayrshire beat Dunbartonshire and Argyll 7-2, and were 5-4 victors over defending divisional champions Renfrewshire, who went on to win the Scottish title last year.
Ayrshire took the foursomes 2-1 against Lanarksire and the singles by 3 1/2 to 2 1/2,
Renfrewshire finished runners-up after a curiously seesaw match against Dunbartonshire and Argyll. D and A surprisingly made a 3-0 clean sweep of the singles but Renfrewshire turned the tables in the singles by winning all six for a 6-3 victory.

Details:
LANARKSHIRE 3 1/2, AYRSHIRE 5 1/2
Foursomes (1-2)
R Taylor and F Norris lost to R McQeen and C Jaffrey 3 and 1.
S Wood and J Potter lost to L Hendry and J Linklater 4 and 2.
L Loyd and F Scott beat M McKay and L Allan 3 and 1.
Singles (2 1/2-3 1/2)
Taylor beat McQueen 3 and 2.
Wood lost to Jaffrey 2 holes.
Norris halved with Hendry.
E Caddow lost to Linklater 8 and 7.
A Devine beat A Glennie 2 holes.
Lloyd lost to C Malcolm 3 and 2.
RENFREWSHIRE 6, DUNBARTONSHIRE and ARGYLL 3
Foursomes (0-3)
M Briggs and E Briggs lost to N Ferguson and J Meldrum 2 holes.
A McKechin and G McGinlay lost to A Laing and L McGeacy 2 and 1.
L Stewart and G Kyle lost to S Cadden and L McColl 4 and 3.
Singles (6-0)
M Briggs beat Ferguson 5 and 4.
C Whyte beat Laing 4 and 3.
McKechin beat Meldrum 3 and 2.
Kyle beat Cadden 4 and 3.
D Jackson beat L Campbell 3 and 2.
E Briggs beat McGeachy 7 and 6.

CLICK ON THE SMALL THUMBNAIL BELOW SEE SOME PHOTOS FROM THE DAYS EVENTS

Final Day at the 2011 WOS County Jamboree and Prizegiving

RENFREWSHIRE LOSE TO AYRSHIRE ON DAY 2 OF THE JAMBOREE

Ayrshire beat last year's Scottish county champions Renfrewshire 5-4 today on Day 2 of the West Division women's inter-county golf team championship at Kilmarnock Barassie.
The weather was absolutely dreadful in the morning  - lashing with rain but clearing up a bit in mid-afternoon.
The Ayrshire v Renfrewshire match was very close with both teams sitting on 4 points with one game to finish - Linzi Allan (Ayrshire) v Gillian McGinlay (Renfrewshire). It was all square going down the 18th.
Linzi put her second in the greenside bunker and Gillian also missed the green with her second. Gillian chipped on and narrowly missed her putt. Linzi got up and down out the bunker to win the game by one hole and the match for Ayrshire 5-4.
Ayrshire had taken a 2-1 lead in the morning foursomes and the singles were shared 3-3. The Briggs girls, Megan and Eilidh, ad a 100 per cent win record through the foursomes and singles but it was not enough to deny Ayrshire victory.
Lanarkshire, who were well beaten by Renfrewshire on Day 1, kept their hopes alive by beating Dunbartonshire 7-2.
Lanarkshire lost the top foursome but won the other two to lead 2-1 going into the singles in which they took five of the six available points.
In the other match, Lanarkshire beat Dunbartonshire and Argyll 7-2.
Going into the final day, Ayrshire have 2pt, Lanarkshire 1, Renfrewshire 1pt and Dunbartonshire and Argyll 0pt. Ayrshire play Lanarkshire in their final match. It should be an exciting finish to see who goes forward to the Scottish county finals in September as West Division champions.
SOME PHOTOS FROM THE DAY --- Click on the thumbnail below

RLCGA v AYRSHIRE Day 2 of the Jamboree

Day 2 results
AYRSHIRE 5, RENFREWSHIRE 4
Foursomes (2-1)
L Allan and M McKay lost to M Briggs and E Briggs 3 and 2.
J Linklater and L Hendry bt A McKechin and D Jackson 4 and 2.
R McQueen and C Malcolm bt C Whyte and G Kyle 2 and 1.
Singles (3-3)
McQueen lost to M Briggs 6 and 5.
A Glennie lost to McKechin 4 and 2.
Allan beat G McGinlay 1 hole.
Malcolm beat L Stewart 3 and 2.
Linklater beat C Whyte 6 and 5.
Hendry lost to E Briggs 7 and 5.
LANARKSHIRE 7, DUNBARTONSHIRE and ARGYLL 2
Foursomes (2-1)
R Taylor and A Devin lost to N Ferguson and J Meldrum 2 and 1.
S Wood and J Potter bt A Laing and L McGeachy 5 and 4.
L Loyd and F Scott bt S Cadden and L Campbell 1 hole.
Singles (5-1)
Taylor lost to Ferguson 1 hole.
Wood bt G Smith 4 and 3.
E Caddow beat Meldrum 2 and 1.
Devine beat Laing 3 and 2.
Potter beat L McColl 4 and 3.
Lloyd beat Campbell 4 and 3.
HOW THEY STAND
Ayrshire 2 wins, Renfrewshire 1, Lanarkshire 1 win, Dunbartonshire and Argyll 0 wins.
FINAL MATCHES
Ayrshire v Lanarkshire
Dunbartonshire and Argyll v Renfrewshire

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

RENFREWSHIRE LOSE TO AYRSHIRE on DAY 2 OF THE JAMBOREE

Ayrshire beat Renfrewshire 5- 4 in todays match at Kilmarnock Barassie.
MORNING FOURSOMES RESULTS
RENFREWSHIRE 1 AYRSHIRE 2
LANARKSHIRE 2 D&A 1

AFTERNOON SINGLES
Renfrewshire 3 Ayrshire 3
MEGAN, ALYSON AND EILIDH ALL WON, CAROL AND LIZ LOST AND GILLIAN MCGINLAY LOST ON THE LAST GREEN IN A NAIL BITING FINISH

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Monday, June 20, 2011

RENFREWSHIRE WIN ON DAY 1 AGAINST LANARKSHIRE



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Renfrewshire made an impressive start to the West Division women's inter-county golf team championship with a 7 1/2-1 /2 win over Lanarkshire at Kilmarnock Barrassie GC.
The Briggs sisters were in top form for Renfrewshire. They teamed up an 8 and 7 win over Rachael Taylor and Scotland team captain Fiona Norris in the foursomes and then they won the Nos 1 and 2 singles. Renfrewshire won the foursomes 2 1/2-1/2 and the singles 5-1. In the foursomes Liz and Donna were 1 down going down the 18th and managed a halved match with a very good putt on the last. The 2 Gillians won on the 17th after Gillian McGinlay hit the pin at the 17th to set up a 2 and 1 win.
Eilidh, who reached the final of the Scottish women's amateur championship at Machrihanish and is the Renfrewshire champion beat Germany-based Rachael Taylor by 4 and 2. Scotland international and past Scottish champion Megan won by 3 and 2 over Susan Wood. Carol Whyte who was the only one to lose in the singles had got her game back to all square after the 17th only to be beaten by a birdie at the last by Jenny Potter.
In the other match Ayrshire were also in cracking form. The host county beat Dunbartonshire and Argyll 7-2 after taking the morning foursomes 3-0.

DETAILS

DUNBARTONSHIRE and ARGYLL 2, AYRSHIRE 7
Foursomes: N Ferguson and J Meldrum lost to R McQueen and C Melcolm 2 and 1; L Campbell and A Laing lost to L Hendry and J Linkilater 3 and 2; S Cadden and G Smith lost to M McKay and L Allan 2 and 1 (0-3).
Singles: Ferguson bt McQueen 3 and 2, Campbell lost to Malcolm 3 and 2, Meldrum bt C Jaffrey 2 and 1, L McGeachy lost to McKay 5 and 4, Smith lost to Hendry 4 and 3, L McColl lost to Linklater 4 and 3 (2-4).


LANARKSHIRE 1 1/2, RENFREWSHIRE 7 1/2
Foursomes: R Taylor and F Norris lost to M Briggs and E Briggs 8 and 7; S Wood and J Potter halved with D Jackson and L Stewart; L Lloyd and F Scott lost to G McGinlay and G Kyle 4 and 2 (1/2-2 1/2).
Singles: Taylor lost to E Briggs 4 and 2, Wood lost to M Briggs 3 and 2, A Devine lost to A McKechin 2 and 1, E Caddow lost to McGinlay 1 hole, Potter beat C Whyte 1 hole, Norris lost to Kyle 3 and 2 (1-5).

Sunday, June 19, 2011

ALYSON MAKES THE CUT AT THE IRISH WOMENS STROKEPLAY

PRESS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE IRISH LADIES GOLF UNION
Leona Maguire (Slieve Russell) led from wire-to-wire to win the 2011 Irish Women’s Open Strokeplay title at Elm Park, Dublin today
Ireland won the team event followed by Spain , Wales , Germany England and Scotland .
FINAL ROUND SCORES
Par 213 (3x71)
206 Leona Maguire (Slieve Russell) 64 70 72
214 Stephanie Meadow (Royal Portrush) 73 71 70
216 Lisa Maguire (Slieve Russell) 68 71 77
223 Leigh Whittaker (GER) 74 74 75 Anna Arrese (ESP) 73 75 75 Chloe Ryan (Castletroy) 68 78 77
225 Manon DeRoey (BEL) 76 74 75 Rocio Sanchez (ESP) 73 75 77
228 Hannah Burke (ENG) 78 74 76
229 Whitney Hillier (AUS) 77 76 76
230 Sarah Faller (Galway) 82 75 73 Katherine O'Connor (WAL) 75 77 78 Deirdre Smith (Co. Louth) 75 82 73
231 Danielle McVeigh (RCDL) 78 76 77 Gillian O'Leary (Cork) 76 78 77 Elia Folch (ESP) 76 79 76.
Other Scots that qualified for final round
232 Jane Turner (SCO) 76 81 75
237 Rachael Watton (SCO) 79 81 77
239 Alyson McKechin (SCO) 77 83 79, Jessica Meek (SCO) 73 86 80

Saturday, June 18, 2011

2011 WEST INTER COUNTY JAMBOREE

The WEST INTER COUNTY JAMBOREE starts on Monday 20th at BARASSIE GOLF CLUB!

After training and practice in the winter at Playsport the Renfrewshire team is raring to go. Our County is represented by :-

EILIDH BRIGGS
MEGAN BRIGGS
DONNA JACKSON
GILLIAN KYLE
GILLIAN MCGINLAY
ALYSON McKECHIN
LIZ STEWART
CAROL WHYTE


We play Lanarkshire on Monday, Ayrshire on Tuesday and Dunbartonshire and Argyll on Wednesday. The morning games are foursomes and we then play singles in the afternoon.

After our successful year in 2010 when we won the Scottish County Finals for the first time since 1987 we are determined to try to win through to the Scottish Finals again. BUT the other three WEST counties are equally determined to stop us!

Please do come and support your County team at Barassie next week. We look forward to seeing you there either to caddy for the girls or just to support. Please do wear your county colours to show which team you support and if all else fails at least something PINK!

Directions to Barassie Golf Club

It is well signposted and only two minutes from the centre of Troon along the coast road. If coming from the M77 simply pick up the signposts for Ferry traffic and follow them. When you enter Barassie the golf club is signposted to the right - follow the road round and under the railway bridge and the golf club is on the left hand side.
If coming from the west of Renfrewshire:- take the A737 to Irvine through Beith, Dalry, Kilwinning and join the A78 going south signed to Troon and Ayr. As you approach Barassie and Troon follow the signs to the Ferry and continue as above.

Look forward to seeing as many of you as possible and fingers crossed for some better weather!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

KENNEDY SALVER REPORT

The Inter-County Kennedy Salver matches were played on Monday at Erskine GC. Teams consisted of 6 girls from each of the 4 Counties playing Foursomes in the morning followed by Singles in the afternoon.
The day started off showery and cold, then changed to windy and finished in lovely sunshine. Typical Scottish weather !
Captain Trish welcomed all the games on the first tee as we were the host County. Keeping tabs on the scores was quite a complicated procedure. However Freda Tuck was, as usual, very proficient on the computer keeping all the scores up to date and producing lovely colourful charts for the scoreboard.
Unfortunately, we were narrowly beaten by half a point by Ayrshire who won the Salver. In the Foursomes we won 2 out of our 3 matches and managed to win 3 out of 6 games in the Singles – not too bad a result from our girls.  All the games were played in a very courteous manner and it was great to see so many young girls playing competitive golf in a friendly, sportsman like way.
We were made very welcome by all the staff at Erskine and once again the County wishes to thank the Club for the use of their course for a whole day in the middle of summer.
To see some photos from the day scroll down or CLICK HERE 

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

MEGAN, EILIDH AND ALYSON ARE ALL SELECTED TO PLAY FOR SCOTLAND IN EUROPE

FROM THE SLGA WEBSITE 
The teams to represent Scotland in the European Team Championships to be played 5-9 July are:
EUROPEAN WOMEN'S TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
GC Murhof, Austria
Team captain: Fiona Norris (Hamilton)
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm)
Louise Kenney (Pitreavie)
Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar)
Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle)
Jane Turner (Craigielaw)
Rachael Watton (Mortonhall)
Reserve
Laura Murray (Alford)

EUROPEAN GIRLS' TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
Is Molas, Sardinia Team captain: Karen Marshall (Baberton)
Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm)
Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey)
Alyson McKechin (Elderslie)
Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies)
Lauren Whyte (St Regulus)
Clara Young (North Berwick)
Reserve
Gabrielle Macdonald (Craigielaw)

Monday, June 13, 2011

KENNEDY SALVER - AYRSHIRE BEAT RENFREWSHIRE BY HALF A POINT



CLICK HERE to see the photoalbum --- Thanks go to Vice Captain Maureen Woodhead for these photos



Thanks go to Lanarkshire's Jean MacIntyre for these photos --- CLICK HERE TO SEE LARGER

The Kennedy Salver was played today at Erskine and the Junior girls from Ayrshire, Dunbartonshire, Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire competed in Foursomes and Singles to win the trophy which was being defended by Renfrewshire.
The morning was a little bit damp to begin with but the rain dispersed and our Renfrewshire girls showed great team spirit by winning two out of the three matches. The spectators did feel that it was a bit cold and were delighted to return to the clubhouse for hot soup and sandwiches!
The afternoon was dry with strong winds coming up the Clyde and they had to contend with keeping the ball under control when it was behind and probably at least a two/three club difference when playing into the wind. It was a good test of their golf.

In the end all the scores were very close with Ayrshire winning the Kennedy Salver from Renfrewshire by half a point.

The final scores were Ayrshire 5 1/2 Renfrewshire 5, Dunbartonshire and Argyll 4 Lanarkshire 3 1/2

We all wish to express our thanks to Erskine Golf Club for allowing us the courtesy of the course which was in great condition and also to the club/catering staff for looking after our inner needs.

Very many thanks also to Maureen Mitchell, Liz Hale and Jinty Rodger...our Junior sub committee and especially to Freda Tuck for all her work on the computer.

We now look forward to next week at Barassie when the Senior team will be defending their West of Scotland County Title at the Inter County Jamboree. (More Anon!)

Saturday, June 11, 2011

KENNEDY SALVER TEAM ANNOUNCED

During the Spring two Squads of girls received coaching from Lesley McKay at the Playsport Centre in East Kilbride. The girls really enjoy their lessons and already we can see the benefits of the coaching sessions as several girls have reduced their handicaps this season despite the poor weather in recent weeks.
At the moment the girls are preparing for the Annual Inter County Kennedy Salver which is being played on Monday, 13th June at Erskine GC. We are greatly indebted to Erskine members for giving us the courtesy of their course for the whole day on Monday and also for allowing the team to play a practice round over the course.
Our Renfrewshire team consists of –
Linsey Stevenson, Emma Kennedy, Alexandra Qayum, Saorcha Warren, Mairi Gray and Laura Craig.
We face some stiff opposition as the other 3 Counties all have some low handicap players. However, the girls are well prepared and hopefully will successfully defend the Salver which they won last year.
Maureen Mitchell (Junior Secretary)

Friday, June 10, 2011

COUNTY SWEATER

A NAVY LONG SLEEVE COUNTY SWEATER SIZE M WAS FOUND TO-DAY AT BONNYTON.
IF YOU THINK IT COULD BE YOURS, PLEASE CONTACT FREDA TUCK 639 2765 or 07786651147 WHO WILL BE ABLE TO RETURN IT TO YOU.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

JUNE MEDAL - BONNYTON

The 18th Green at Bonnyton - Click to enlarge
The June Medal was played over Bonnyton to-day. The early starters encountered terrible weather conditions with extremely heavy intermittant rain, but the later starters were luckier and the day ended in bright afternoon sunshine. A total of 58 played. The SSS was 71 - the CSS was 74 and it was reductions only.
In spite of the bad early conditions, Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) had the best scratch score with an 81.


The overall medal winner was Maureen Cook (Lochwinnoch) who had 87 - 14 - 73. (Pictured below RHS)


The Medal Finals were played in conjunction with the medal and the winner was your webmaster Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle) -- (pictured left - click to enlarge)  with a 94 - 10 - 84 - which she says "was her worst score this year"



Thanks go to Freda Tuck for the 2 photographs


Results:

0 - 12
1st Lindsay Mathie (Windyhill) 85 - 11 - 74 acb
2nd June Lockhart (Gleddoch) 84 - 10 - 74
3rd Gillian Kyle (E.Renfrewshire) 81 - 5 - 76

13 +
1st Maureen Cook (Lochwinnoch) 87 - 14 - 73
2nd Moira Barnett (Bonnyton) 94 - 18 - 76 acb
3rd Gillian Gibson (Whitecraigs) 90 - 14 - 76

To see all the Results ---- Click Here

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Wednesday, June 08, 2011

EILIDH IS RUNNER UP IN THE SCOTTISH SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Lauren Whyte (Fife) won the girls’ titles at the Paul Lawrie Foundation Scottish schools golf championships over the two courses at Murrayshall Hotel, near Perth this week.
Lauren Whyte, a St Regulus Club, St Andrews member who did very well in the recent Scottish women’s championship at Machrihanish, had scores of 71 over the Lynedoch course and 72 over the main circuit for a three-over-par total of 143.
She won by one shot from Renfrewshire women’s county champion Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) who reached the final of the Scottish women’s championship.
Eilidh had scores of 74 and 70 at Murrayshall for 144, the same total as Aboyne’s Kimberley Beveridge (South Aberdeenshire) who had rounds of 70 and 74. Eilidh's better second round was the tie-breaker in deciding who received the second place prize

RESULTS
Leading individual totals
Par 140 (69 and 71).
143 Lauren Whyte (Fife) 71 72.
144 Eilidh Briggs (Renfrewshire) 74 70 (better second round), Kimberley Beveridge (South Aberdeenshire) 70 74.

Monday, June 06, 2011

Closing Dates for Scottish Girls and Under 21's Championships

Hi All,
I appreciate this will be a busy time for you all with County Jamboree's coming up but I would appreciate if you could remind your Junior County members  that the closing dates for the Scottish Girls Championship and the Scottish Ladies' Junior Open Stroke Play Championship are on Monday 13 June and Monday 20 June respectively.  Entries must be received by 12 noon on the appropriate date.
Entry forms for each of these events as well as further details of the events can be found on the following pages of the SLGA web-site.
For information :
Many Thanks
Claire Hargan
Championship Manager
Scottish Ladies Golfing Association Limited
The Den
2 Dundee Road
Perth
PH2 7DW
01738 442357
Registration Number 308709

Sunday, June 05, 2011

EILIDH IS RUNNER UP IN THE MUNROSS TROPHY OVER MONTROSE LINKS

Monifieth’s Rebecca Wilson, playing out of the Grange club, recaptured the form that won her Scotland junior international honours, when she won the Munross Trophy, an SLGA Order of Merit 36-hole event, at Montrose Links today (Sunday).
Rebecca won it by the impressive margin of six strokes with rounds of 70 and 73 for a three-under-par total of 143.
Renfrewshire County Champion Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm), beaten finalist in the recent Scottish women’s amateur championship at Machrihanish and Rachael Walker (Dumfries and County) both totaled 149.
Eilidh had rounds of 76 and 73 to Rachael’s 75 and 75 and received the second scratch prize by virtue of having the better second round.
Rachael Walker won the first handicap prize ahead of Ashley Smith (Monifieth) and Emma Greenlees (Dumfries and Galloway).

WELL DONE EILIDH

MUNROSS TROPHY
Montrose Links
LEADING SCORES:
Par 146 (2x73) CSS 74 73
143 Rebecca Wilson (Grange) 70 73.
149 Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 76 73, Rachael Walker (Dumfries and Co) 74 75.
151 Ann Ramsay (Kirriemuir) 76 75.

SOME OTHERS:
156 Susan Wood (Drumpellier) 75 81.
160 Jenny Potter (Cathkin Braes) 78 82.
161 Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) 77 84.
163 Rachel McQueen (Troon Ladies) 82 81.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

West Inter County Foursomes - Megan and Trish are 3rd Scratch

All the qualifiers from Ayrshire, Dumbartonshire, Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire had a lovely day at Milngavie for the Inter County Foursomes today. The sun did not come out until we were nearly finished but the conditions were good despite the heavy rain which they had experienced yesterday.

All the counties were in the prize list which was great and we thank Captain Jennifer Kinloch and her Dumbartonshire committee for there hospitality and organisation.

Scratch
1st Susan Wood and Jenny Potter (Lanarkshire) 76
2nd Lesley Lloyd and Fiona Scott (Lanarkshire ) 78
3rd Megan Briggs and Trish Brown (Renfrewshire)80 (best last 6 holes)
click to enlarge

Handicap
1st Helen Faulds and Christine Kelly (Dumbartonshire) 82-10.5 = 71.5
2nd Linda Parry and Pauline Patrick (Ayrshire ) 84-7.5 = 76.5
3rd Maureen Neilson and Sandra MacDougall (Renfrewshire) 92-14.5 = 77.5 pictured above

Well done to the prize winners and good luck to those who go up north in September to the Commonwealth Spoons at Forres.

Thanks go to Maureen Woodhead for all the photos.

60th Birthday!

Your Webmaster is 60 today!

With rumours of BUS PASSES etc, I did not think we could let this opportunity go without sending greetings from all at RLCGA to CAROL......our Webmaster extraordinaire!

Many, many congratulations Carol from us all and a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY

You have managed to catch several of us out in the past with JibJabs and E-cards so we felt you could not get away without something from us. Unfortunately we could not do it without your help so there are no clever pictures and I am afraid a BLOG is the best we can do as a surprise!

I hope you and Gordon have a lovely time at Lochgreen and I promise I'll send some info about the Inter County Foursomes at Milngavie today so you don't need to worry!

Have a great time and please remember--you are not as young as you used to be!!

With best wishes and love from us all in the COUNTY.

Trish


THANK YOU TRISH FOR YOUR KIND WISHES -- Have just opened my cards and one of them from my brother did make me laugh -- It just sums it up (taken with my iphone) --- make sure your sound is turned on.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

HOW DOES YOUR GOLF SWING COMPARE TO SOME OF OUR RENFREWSHIRE GOOD PLAYERS !!

INTER COUNTY FOURSOMES FINALS AT MILNGAVIE -- DRAW

Here are the details below of the draw for the forthcoming event at Milngavie Golf Club on the 2nd June 2011.
The Mobile phone number in the event that anyone needs to get in contact with us is 07914 968326

SCRATCH COMPETITION
09:50 Aileen Baker & Isobel Harvey (D&A) and Trish Brown & Megan Briggs (Renfrewshire)
10:00 Elinor Grant & May Myers (D&A) and Gillian McGinlay & Maureen Woodhead (Renfrewshire)
10:10 Karen Maxwell & Alicia Wilson (D&A) and Donna Jackson & Liz Stewart (Renfrewshire)
10:20 Catherine Malcolm & Debbie Watt (Ayrshire) and Lesley Lloyd & Fiona Scott (Lanarkshire)
10:30 Audrey Thompson & Liz Keohone (Ayrshire) and Susan Wood & Jenny Potter (Lanarkshire)
10:40 Frances Craig & Fiona Brawley (Ayrshire) and Jane Lees & Gail Campbell (Lanarkshire)
HANDICAP COMPETITION
10:50 Helen Faulds & Christine Kelly (D&A) Lois Brown & Liz Crichton (Renfrewshire)
11:00 Alisoun Fairbairn & Claire Harper (D&A) Maureen Neilson & Sandra MacDougall (Renfrewshire)
11:10 Janet Buchanan & Colleen Brown(D&A) and Anne Robinson & Helen Crichton (Renfrewshire)
11:20 Sandra Parker & Jean Cunningham (Ayrshire) and Joyce McGowan & Jennifer Wiles (Lanarkshire)
11:30 Ann Edgar & Alex Glennie (Ayrshire) and Sheila Sergenson & Enid King (Lanarkshire)
11:40 Janette Stewart & Jess Blackwood (Ayrshire) and Joan Anderson & Edna Taylor (Lanarksire)