Tuesday, August 30, 2011

SGU and SLGA Golf Survey

The SGU and SLGA are inviting golfers to take part in a comprehensive Scottish Golf Player Survey to help them gain an insight into the playing habits of golfers across Scotland, with everyone who completes the questionnaire being entered into a draw to win a TaylorMade golf bag.

Questions include the frequency of your golf, both playing and practising, your thoughts on your club’s facilities and what you’d like to see improved at your golf club.

To find out more and take part in the Survey go to the Scottish Golf Union Website

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Samantha Cowan is 3rd in the West Kilbride Nancy Chisholm Trophy

Congratulations go to Renfrewshire Junior Samantha Cowan (Cochrane Castle) who was 3rd in the Nancy Chisholm Trophy at West Kilbride today. A few other Renfrewshire Juniors were playing in the event and Mhairi Gray (Williamwood), Emma Kennedy (Paisley) and some pre handicap juniors from Caldwell were winners of the many prizes. To read all the results go to the West of Scotland Website

Donna and Liz are 3rd in the Scottish Foursomes at Glennbervie

The Prizewinners -- Courtesy of Claire Hargan (SLGA) - Click to enlarge
Elaine Allison (Stirling) and Dullatur's Jill Meldrum won the SLGA' Scottish women's foursomes tournament at windswept Glenbervie Golf Club today.
They had a gross round of 79 to win by two shots from the St Regulus, St Andrews partnership of former Scottish champion Elaine Moffat and Lauren Whyte who gained the Club Trophy for the leading pair, entered from the same club.
Two couples had 84s - Renfrewshire's Donna Jackson and Liz Stewart (Cochrane Castle) and Jocelyn Mackie (Ladybank) and Royal Dornoch's Cara Gruber. Donna and Liz won third prize with the better last six holes.
LEADING RETURNS
79 Elaine Allison (Stirling) and Jill Meldrum (Dullatur).
82 Elaine Moffat and Lauren Whyte (St Regulus).
84 Donna Jackson and Liz Stewart (Cochrane Castle) (better last 6 holes), Jocelyn Mackie (Ladybank) and Cara Gruber (Royal Dornoch).
Handicap
Linda Lindsay and Mary Nicol (12) 77; Hannah Scott and Alison Scott (Broomieknowe) (14) 79; Elizabeth Goodwin and Catherine Goodwin (Glenbervie) (10 1/2) 79 1/2

Many Congratulations to Donna and Liz from all in Renfrewshire -- WELL DONE

Saturday, August 27, 2011

ALYSON McKECHIN FINISHES FOURTH IN BELGIUM JUNIOR EVENT

Renfrewshire's Alyson McKechin finished fourth in the rain-abbreviated Belgian international junior tournament, scheduled for four rounds but eventually reduced to only 36 holes with stormy weather wiping out two of the rounds and also the practice day at Royal Golf Club de Belgique near Brussels.
The Elderslie teenager had rounds of 73 and 75 for four-over-par 148.
Danish girls Caroline Nistrup (72-70 for 142), Henriette Nielsen (75-71 for 146) finished first and second ahead of Belgium's Margaux Vanmol who won the British girls open amateur title at Gullane earlier this month. She scored 75-72 in this event.
Scottish Under-18 girls champion and Renfrewshire Champion Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) finished joint 20th on 159 with scores of 78 and 81.
Ireland's Amy Farrell finished joint 26th on 162 with 77-85.
Germany-based Scot Rebecca McGeehan was eliminated with an 80 after a cut to the leading 30 girls was imposed after the first round.
LEADING FINAL TOTALS
BOYS
Par 144 (2x72)
138 Nicolai Von Dellingshausen (Germany) 69 69.
Selected scores
152 Jamie Savage (Sco) 75 77, Brian Casey (Ire) 78 74 (T31)
154 Ian O'Rourke (Ire) 78 76 (T42)
156 David Wilson (Sco) 78 78 (T46)
GIRLS
142 Caroline Nistrup (Den) 72 70
146 Henriette Nielsen (Den) 75 71
147 Margaux Vanmol (Bel) 75 72
148 Alyson McKechin (Sco) 73 75
Selected scores
159 Eilidh Briggs (Sco) 78 81 (T20)
162 Amy Farrell (Ire) 77 85 (T26)
Missed cut
80 Rebecca McGeehan (Sco)
Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report.

Friday, August 26, 2011

ANOTHER DAY'S PLAY CANCELLED IN BELGIAN JUNIOR WEEK

This year's Belgian Junior International tournament will be decided over - at most - two rounds instead of four.
First Tuesday's practice round was cancelled because an overnight rainstorm had waterlogged the Royal Golf Club de Belgique course. Then a violent Tuesday night storm blew down 40 trees all over the course and play was impossible on Wednesday.
The tournament did start belatedly on Thursday but now today's (Friday) round has been cancelled because of further rain and another "terrible storm" forecast to the area near Brussels at 1pm.

As Alyson and Eilidh said
Alyson : I am so scared --- a huge I mean huge thunder storm here !!!! I've never seen anything like this in my life !!
Eilidh: In Belgium, just me and Alyson!--- and yes we are stuck in another storm This is mental..when is our flight home ?


EXTRACT FROM THE TOURNAMENT WEBSITE
Friday 26th August
Due to unfavourable weather conditions the 2nd round is cancelled.
The rain and the terrible storm predicted at 1.PM will make the course unplayable.
Hence cut will be made after round 1
Leading 60 boys and ties
Leading 30 girls and ties

Thursday, August 25, 2011

ALYSON HAS A GREAT START IN THE DELAYED JUNIOR INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT IN BELGIUM



Elderslie's Alyson McKechin was the star Scottish performer on the delayed opening day of the Belgian junior international championship at Royal Golf Club de Belgique near Brussels today (Thursday). 

Alyson, who shared the first-round lead in last week's British women's open amateur stroke-play at Royal Ashdown Forest, again showed herself to be a fast starter with a one-over-par 73 which left her in joint second place in the girls' category.
Alyson, now a full-time amateur, is only one shot behind leader Caroline Nistrup (Denmark).
Scottish Under-18 girls champion Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm), who enrols at Stirling University next month, had a 78 to be joint 16th while Germany-based Rebecca McGeehan had an 80 to be joint 25th.
Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

RESULTS OF THE UMBRELLA SURVEY AND CONFIRM YOUR ORDER PLEASE

Thank you to the 38 members who answered the Umbrella Survey to help Captain Trish decide how many Umbrellas to order up front.
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ONLINE SURVEY RESULTS.
Maureen and Trish think they should just go ahead and order 25 of the big umbrellas and not any small ones as there were not enough takers.
However, if you have said yes in the initial survey could you please now add a full confirmation for Trish to order you one by Clicking on the link below
For those who asked the question about fitting into a brolly holder -- it fits perfectly. Sorry about those who want a Gust Buster , they are too expensive. However, they are pretty good and great to have for all the County events.

CLICK HERE TO CONFIRM YOUR ORDER

IF YOU DID NOT FILL OUT THE SURVEY AND WOULD LIKE TO ORDER A BROLLY THEN PLEASE FILL IN THE CONFIRM YOUR ORDER FORM

LINSEY STEVENSON SELECTED FOR THE SCOTTISH SCHOOLS INTERNATIONAL TEAM

Congratulations go to Craigholme School's Linsey Stevenson (Whitecraigs and Elie) who has been selected to represent the Girls Scottish Schools Team to play at Kilmarnock Barassie on September 12th.


SCOTLAND v ENGLAND SCHOOLS GOLF INTERNATIONAL
Kilmarnock Barassie G C - Monday, September 12th 2011

GIRLS' TEAM
Kimberley Beveridge (Aboyne Academy)
Jessica Meek (Carnoustie High)
Linsey Stevenson (Craigholme School, Glasgow)
Ailsa Summers (Dundee High)
Lauren Whyte (Madras Coll, St Andrews)
Clara Young (North Berwick High)
Reserves:
Connie Jaffrey (Kilwinning Academy)
Heather Munro (Grove Academy, Dundee) 
+Eilidh Briggs, Hannah McCook and Katie McIntosh were all unavailable for selection as they start at university or college on the day of the international - Eilidh and Hannah at Stirling University, Kate at Elmwood College, Cupar.
+Lesley Atkins declined selection, opting to play in the Final of the Nick Faldo Series in Northern Ireland that week.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

RAIN IN BELGIUM WIPES OUT PRACTICE ROUND FOR EILIDH AND ALYSON

Hailstones in Brussels  --  No Golf Play
Five top young Scots golfers were deprived of a practice round today before the scheduled start tomorrow of the Belgian junior international tournament at Royal Golf Club Belgique near Brussels.
Scottish boys champion David Wilson (Troon Welbeck), Jamie Savage (Cawder), Scottish girls champion Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm), Rebecca McGeehan (Hummelbachaue) and Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) were left with nothing to do all day as heavy overnight rain flooded the course and led to its closure.

Shortly after their annoucement of this morning another storm reached the course. In 20 minutes the course was totally washed out and more than 40 trees fell down. They then had 30 people from the maintenance team work to remove fallen trees and branches to get the course ready for tomorrow which was an impossible mission.

Therefore they then had to announce that the FIRST ROUND will be CANCELLED. If no other case of major force is met, they hope to be able to play on Thursday.
The 72-hole stroke-play tournament (probably now 54 holes) has individual boys and girls' sections and a mixed team trophy.
To Read all about it go to the Total International Juniors Website
Hopefully with all the Greenstaff work Play will take place on Thursday -- Click Here

Monday, August 22, 2011

MARION STEWART WINS THROUGH TO THE FINAL OF THE COUNTY ROSEBOWL

Marion Stewart (Kilmacolm) played some of her best golf today  to beat Liz Hale (Caldwell) in the Semi Final of the County Rosebowl.
She now meets Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle) in the final.
Date and Venue to be arranged.


Qual
No.
1st Round
Semi Final
Final TBA

To be played by Monday
11th July 2011

To be played by
Monday 29th August 2011


by 13th Sept
1
Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle)
Carol Fell 1 up
Denise Cowan 6&5
8
June Lockhart (Gleddoch)
5
Trish Brown (Kilmacolm)
Denise Cowan w/o
4
Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle)
3
Marion Stewart (Kilmacolm)
Marion Stewart 7&5
Marion Stewart 7& 6
6
Vivien Young (Elderslie)
7
Maimie Robin (Elderslie)

Liz Hale 4&2
2
Liz Hale (Caldwell)

EILIDH AND ALYSON GET THEIR FIRST FULL INTERNATIONAL CAPS

Congratulations go to Renfrewshire's Megan Briggs who again has been capped for Scotland for the Home Internationals in September. Also to be congratulated are Eilidh and Alyson who have been picked for the 1st time and gain their full International Caps.
Fantastic News and wonderful to have 3 Renfrewshire County Players representing Scotland at the same time and 2 sisters !!
The last sisters to play in the same Scotland team were Fiona and Mhairi McKay in 1993 and 1994. Fiona McKay, married name Norris, will captain the Scotland team at Hillside.
The only other sisters in the past 30 years to play in the same Scotland line-up were Suzanne and Gladys Cadden in 1974 and 1975.

From the SLGA Website
Teams to represent Scotland at the forthcoming Home International Matches are:

Ladies Home Internationals, Hillside GC, 7-9 September: Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm), Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm), Louise Kenney (Pitreavie), Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar), Alyson McKechin (Elderslie), Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle), Jane Turner (Craigielaw), Rebecca Wilson (Monifieth)
Captain - Fiona Norris (Hamilton)

Senior Home Internationals, Tramore GC, 28-30 September: Heather Anderson (Blairgowrie), Karen Ballantyne (Craigmillar Park), Lorna Bennett (Ladybank), Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock (Barassie)), May Hughes (Lanark), Anne Ryan (Tain), Mary Smith (Tain)
Captain - Helen Faulds (Douglas Park)

SLGA ADULT GIRL FOURSOMES

Event: Adult Girl Foursomes
Venue: Auchterarder GC
Date: 25 September 2011
Details:
- This competition is an 18 hole foursomes stableford competition. It is open to junior girls (under 18 on 1/1/2011), partnered with a lady or gentleman with a CONGU handicap. There are separate sections for the various handicap categories and pairings with a junior without a CONGU handicap will also have their own section.
- This is a fun competition for girls of all abilities, for example last year we had girls of all abilities competing all the way through from international level to girls without handicaps.
Closing Date for entries: Monday 5 September
Entry Form:   CLICK HERE

Many Thanks
Claire Hargan
Championship Manager
Scottish Ladies Golfing Association Limited
The Den
2 Dundee Road
Perth
PH2 7DW
01738 442357
Registration Number 308709
www.slga.co.uk

Sunday, August 21, 2011

ENTRIES CLOSE FOR THE AIUTUMN MEETING AND SEPTEMBER MEDAL

The Autumn meeting Greensomes entries close tomorrow and the September Medal entries close on Wednesday. If you have not already entered click on the link on the LHS of this Website

LORRAINE MORROW AND PARTNER ARE 3RD IN THE HANDICAP SECTION OF THE SCOTTISH MIXED FOURSOMES

Kingsknowe’s Louise Fraser teamed up with clubmate Allyn Dick, a Scotland international, at comparatively short notice to win the main Scottish mixed foursomes championship at Mortonhall Golf Club today.
Congratulations go to Renfrewshire's Lorraine Morrow (Erskine) who with her partner Martin McLeod (Dullatur) who were 3rd in the handicap section.
To read the full report go to the West of Scotland Website

Saturday, August 20, 2011

ANNE TERREY HAS HER ROUND OF GOLF AT THE CASTLE COURSE ST ANDREWS

At the County Dinner in March this year  the winning ticket for a ROUND OF GOLF FOR FOUR at THE CASTLE COURSE, St ANDREWS was won by Anne Terrey from Greenock Golf Club (pictured left with Captain Trish brown)


Anne had her round of golf there recently and here are some photos sent to your webmaster  to prove she had a good day out with her friends Mo Neilson, Linda McDougall and Sandra MacDougall.



Before

After

Over Looking St Andrews - Out on the Course -- Click on all photos to enlarge    

Friday, August 19, 2011

ALYSON HAS A GREAT LAST DAY AT THE BRITISH AMATEUR OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS

Leona Maguire, one of the talented 16-year-old twins from the Slieve Russell club in Ireland scored another remarkable victory today in the Ladies British open amateur stroke-play championship at Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club, Sussex.
Lanarkshire's Pamela Pretswell made a gallant defence of her 2010 title win. She was in a group of five players including Lanarkshire's Rachael Taylor who finished joint fifth.
Renfrewshire's Alyson McKechin from Elderslie who had a a poor 2nd round finished on a high today with a terrific level par 72 last round to finish in the top 20.


BRITISH WOMEN'S OPEN AMATEUR STROKE-PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP
Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club, Sussex
FINAL TOTALS
Par 288 (4x72) Yardage 6,074. CSS 76 77 76 tbc

288 Leona Maguire (Slieve Russell) 75 75 69 69.
294 Laurence Herman (Bel) 73 78 74 69
296 Meghan MacLaren (Wellingborough) 73 77 74 72
297 Amy Boulden (Maesdu) 73 76 75 73.
301 Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) 76 76 72 77, Lauren Taylor (Woburn) 76 76 73 76, Brogan Townend (Pleasington) 74 78 76 73, Rachael Taylor (Am Reichswald) 72 79 74 76, Charlotte Thomas (Singapore) 76 72 78 75.
302 Ellie Robinson (Brass Castle) 76 75 74 77
303 Sarah Attwood (Gog Magog) 76 78 77 72, Elizabeth Mallett (Sutton Coldfield) 74 79 77 73
304 Laura Sedda (Ita) 75 81 75 73, Charley Hull (Woburn) 79 74 76 75
305 Claire Smith (Silsden) 78 76 77 74, Rachel Drummond (Beaconsfield) 74 80 77 74
306 Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 72 84 78 72, Bronte Law (Bramhall) 78 75 82 71, Charlotte Wild (The Mere) 74 76 78 78
307 Stacey Rodger (West Hove) 76 78 75 78
308 Kelly Tidy (Royal Birkdale) 74 81 82 71, Nicole Whitmore (Woburn) 77 78 78 75, Charlene Reid (Royal Portrush) 79 76 72 81, Daisy Dyer (Chigwell) 74 80 77 77
309 Anais Maggetti (Swi) 80 77 80 72, Alison Knowles (Hickleton) 77 77 79 76, Shelby Smart (Knowle) 77 75 77 80
310 Sarah-Jane Boyd (Truro) 76 80 81 73
311 Emily Taylor (Royal Lytham) 75 81 78 77
312 Melissa McMahon (Yeovil) 79 78 73 82, Mandy Goyos (Spa) 76 79 79 78
313 Sarah Cunningham (Ennis) 75 82 78 78, Joelle Vanbaarle (Bel) 77 73 80 83
314 Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey) 78 76 77 83
315 Kate Whitmore (Tadmarton Heath) 75 82 79 79
316 Jess Wilcox (Blankney) 79 77 78 82, Silvia Banon Ibanez (Spa) 76 74 83 83
317 Lucy Evans (Wrekin) 75 82 80 80

LIVE SCORING FROM THE BRITISH OPEN AMATEUR STROKEPLAY CHAMPIONSHIPS

CLICK HERE ---- LGU WEBSITE FOR LIVE SCORING

Thursday, August 18, 2011

ALYSON MCKECHIN STRUGGLES TODAY IN THE BRITISH OPEN LADIES' AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP

Defending champion Lanarkshire's Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) is still in the mix, sharing 10th place on 152 with a pair of 76s in the British Ladies' Open Amateur Championship today at Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club, Sussex. Lanarkshire's Rachael Taylor added a 79 to her 1st round score to share 8th spot. Unfortunately Renfrewshire's Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) struggled today with a second round of 84 --7 over the CSS. However,she has made the cut. Unfortunately Megan Briggs did not make the cut.
The CSS was 77, one more than yesterday.
To read the full report and scores go to the West of Scotland Website

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

ALYSON MCKECHIN LEADS THE BRITISH OPEN LADIES' AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP

From the LGU WEBSITE

Two teenage Scots, Renfrewshire's Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) and Germany-based Rachael Taylor (Lanarkshire) , were the only two players in the first half of the field of 113 to match the testing par of 72 over the Royal Ashdown Forest course, East Sussex in the first round of the Ladies British Open Amateur Championship today.
There was no wind to speak of and there is not a single bunker anywhere under an old forest conservation act so the only explanation for the general level of high scoring was that the woodland/heathland course, a royal hunting forest in ancient times, is an extremely testing lay-out on which to score well.
Bogeys, double bogeys and higher were common. Birdies were rare and eagles an endangered species.
Royal Ashdown Forest has been used by the R&A as an Open championship qualifying venue – and today the competitors in this LGU tournament could see why for themselves.
This south-east of England course, where there is less rainfall than most other parts of the country, has not staged many tournaments for female amateur golfers, outwith local members, in recent years and that lack of familiarity in particular with the hard greens that required pitch and run shots "a la" links golf but were not nearly as fast as links greens for putting was a problem that most of the contestants failed to solve on the first day.
As defending champion Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle), remarked after a returning a four-over-par 76: “I think it’s going to be a high-scoring tournament.” Which could turn out to be the understatement of the season.
Playing partner and fellow Curtis Cup player Leona Maguire (Slieve Russell) looked set to prove all the pundits wrong when she cruised to the turn in two-under-par 34 wit birdies at the fifth and eighth and not a suggestion of a bogey.
But Royal Ashdown Forest bit back – hard – on the 16-year-old Irish player after the turn. Leona required 41 shots (five over par) to get home, starting with a double bogey 6 and ended the back nin with a double bogey 7 at 17 and bogey 5 at the last for a 75.
Incidentally, Pamela Pretswell birdied the 17th where Leona had the 7 so where’s the logic of that?
Leona’s twin Lisa had a 77 which included a double bogey 6 at the 10th. Also on 77 is another highly promising 16-year-old, Bronte Law (Bramhall). Bronte had a double bogey 6 at the 15th in halves of 38 and 40.
Curtis Cup and Vagliano Trophy team player Holly Clyburn (Woodhall Spa) later joined Leona Maguire on the 75 mark.
Britain’s youngest ever women’s open amateur champion, 16-year-old Lauren Taylor (Woburn), pulling her own clubs, had the same score as Pamela Pretswell, a 76. The only 6 on Lauren had on her card was at the 17th.
Alyson McKechin (pictured left) a member of the Scotland team in the girls’ home internationals the week before last, had birdies at the second, 12th, 16th and 18th in halves of 37 (one over par) and 35 (one under). She bogeyed the first, seventh, 11th and 17th.
Rachael Taylor, whose Airdrie-born father is a golf professional in Germany, had halves of 34 and 38 with birdies at the third, eighth and 17th. She did not drop a shot until the 10th – where she dropped two with a 6, followed by a bogey at the 11th, then covered the last seven holes in one-under par.
Welsh teenager Amy Boulden (Llandudno Maesdu) and two other youngsters, England girl cap Meghan MacLaren (Wellingborough) and Belgium’s Laurence Herman, are tucked in behind the Scots. Boulden’s 73 was so steady – 15 pars, one birdie, two bogeys – she could have been playing a different course from those who shot in the high 70s and 80s.
Amy started with a bogey and had her only other dropped shot at the 10th. The Astor Trophy and Vagliano Trophy team player birdied the 17th in halves of 37 and 36.
Renfrewshire's Megan Briggs struggled today:

Scots Scores -- Round 1:

Rachael Taylor (Am Reichswald) 72
Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 72
Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) 74
Gillian Monteith (Portpatrick Dunskey) 78
Hannah Mccook (Grantown on Spey) 78
Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies') 81
Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw) 81
Laura Murray (Alford) 82
Lesley Atkins(Gullane Ladies) 82
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) 83

Read the full report on the Gillian Kirkwood Website



2011 COUNTY ROSEBOWL - DENISE COWAN IS IN THE FINAL

Denise after her win in the county Rosebowl Semi Final - Click to enlarge

Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle) played very good golf today to beat Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle) in the Semi Final of the County Rosebowl. Liz Hale (Caldwell) and Marion Stewart (Kilmacolm) are the other Semi Finalists.


Qual
No.
1st Round
Semi Final
Final TBA

To be played by Monday
11th July 2011

To be played by
Monday 29th August 2011


by 13th Sept
1
Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle)
Carol Fell 1 up
Denise Cowan 6&5
8
June Lockhart (Gleddoch)
5
Trish Brown (Kilmacolm)
Denise Cowan w/o
4
Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle)
3
Marion Stewart (Kilmacolm)
Marion Stewart 7&5

.
6
Vivien Young (Elderslie)
7
Maimie Robin (Elderslie)

Liz Hale 4&2
2
Liz Hale (Caldwell)

COUNTY JUNIOR ‘FUN’ EVENT

Twelve girls attended the ‘Fun’ event for juniors at the Playsport Centre in East Kilbride on Saturday morning.
The girls were given some fun exercises by our County PGA Professional, Lesley MacKay, being divided into groups of two or three and asked to hit various targets using different clubs each time. The helpers were thankful they were not asked to take part !
Some of the girls had already attended our ‘B’ squad coaching but asked to come back to this session. The others either had high handicaps or Club handicaps but all thoroughly enjoyed their time with Lesley. It also gave the Junior Committee the chance to see some new talent and identify girls for our next year’s coaching sessions.
The next event on the Junior calendar is the Campbell Clock being held at Whitecraigs  GC on Sunday, 4th September at 2pm. This is a Stableford competition over 18 holes, 8 holes or the short Par 3 course.
Entry forms are available on this County website and we ask all Junior Convenors to encourage their girls to enter one of the competitions.
Maureen Mitchell (Junior Convenor)
 

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

MEGAN AND ALYSON ARE PLAYING IN THE LADIES' BRITISH OPEN AMATEUR STROKEPLAY

Good Luck to Megan and Alyson who are playing in the Ladies' British Open Amateur Strokeplay which begins tomorrow at Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club (17th - 19th August 2011)
Scottish Entrants
ATKINS, Lesley (Gullane Ladies')
BRIGGS, Megan (Kilmacolm)
MACDONALD, Gabrielle (Craigielaw)
MCCOOK, Hannah (Grantown on Spey)
MCKECHIN, Alyson (Elderslie)
MONTEITH, Gillian (Portpatrick Dunskey)
MURRAY, Laura (Alford)
PRETSWELL, Pamela (Bothwell Castle)
REID, Katie (Monifieth)
SNEDDON, Jacqueline (Alyth)
SUMMERS, Ailsa (Carnoustie Ladies')
TAYLOR, Rachael (Hartl)
WATTON, Rachael (Mortonhall)

GO TO THE LGU WEBSITE FOR THE DRAW AND LIVE SCORING WHEN AVAILABLE

Sunday, August 14, 2011

RLCGA UMBRELLA SURVEY - WOULD YOU LIKE ONE

Trish, Mo and Gillian use their brolly in the sun - Click to enlarge

Captain Trish Brown is going to order some more RLCGA Umbrellas. We can get the full size ones and the smaller ones but we have to order a minimum of 25 of each. We don't want to be out of pocket by ordering too many. She is wondering if we should just offer the one size...ie the larger one --- So this is the dilemma.
Apart from keeping you dry in the rain, they also make great parasols when the sun shines!! Your webmaster and others have done so at many County events and also just out on the golf course.
Can you please help Trish by filling in the following survey form :

CLICK HERE TO FILL IN FORM

The approximate cost of an umbrella will be about £18 (to be confirmed).
 Also for those who are asking the question---- Does it fit into a powacaddy brolly holder ? --- It fits perfectly and your webmaster has one and just loves it.

Friday, August 12, 2011

RENFREWSHIRE JUNIOR ALEXANDRA QAYUM TIES 4TH IN THE UNDER 14'S SCOTTISH GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP

This Championship is jointly run by the SGU and SLGA for leading under 14 male and female golfers. First contested in 2001, the event is the youngest national age group championhip in Scotland, which also features an U12 category within. The event has been greatly supported by the Loretto School Golf Academy who have been sponsors since 2004 and attracts talented young golfers from across the UK. It shall comprise 18 holes of stroke play.
Click on the following link to see the scores today after the Competition was reduced to one round due to rain !
Loretta Schools Under 14 Scottish Girls Championships

Not a good day for the home players in the rain-abbreviated Loretto School Scottish Under-14 girls' open championship at Aberdour Golf Club, Fife today .

Leading Scottish girls were Chloe Goadby (St Regulus) and Alexandra Qayum (Ranfurly Castle) who tied for fourth place with Samantha Fuller (Roehampton).

LEADING GIRLS
Par 68 CSS tbc
74 Susana Vik (Nor).
77 Clara Kelly (Hagley), Emily Lyle (Worksop).
78 Samantha Fuller (Roehampton), Chloe Goadby (St Regulus), Alexandra Qayum (Ranfurly Castle).
79 Sophie Maguire (St Regulus), Victoria Mallett (Sutton Coldfield),Emma Hale (Troon Ladies).
80 Angharad Evans (St Pierre).
81 Sophie Newlove (Notts Ladies), Fiona Liddell (Ger).

BRITISH GIRLS MATCHPLAY RESULTS -- Alyson had been beaten by the eventual winner

Renfrewshire's Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) and Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) were  knocked out of the matchplay stages of the British Amateur Girls' Championships.
However ---- Margaux Vanmol from Brussels beat the odds to become the new British girls’ open amateur golf champion over the Gullane No 1 course today.

She beat the French favourite, Celine Boutier from Paris, by one hole in a final that was quick and quality golf.
Renfrewshire's Alyson McKechin's was beaten in the 2nd round by the Belgium who eventually won !!
CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE MATCHPLAY RESULTS RESULTS

Thursday, August 11, 2011

SCOTTISH BOYS AND GIRLS U14s NOW A ONE-ROUNDER ON FRIDAY

FROM THE SLGA WEBSITE
The first round of the Scottish Girls and Boys Under 14's Championship at Aberdour has been cancelled today (because of very heavy rain and flooding).
The Championship will now be held over 18 holes tomorrow (Friday, August 12). Tee times for tomorrow will be as per the Round 2 (Friday) tee-times on the draw. Competitors should register tomorrow 30 minutes before their tee-time.

Claire Hargan
Championship Manager

SLGA LADIES FOURSOMES AND MIXED FOURSOMES

The Scottish Mixed Foursomes will take place at Mortonhall Golf Club on Sunday 21st August and the Scottish Ladies Open Foursomes will be played at Glenbervie Golf Club on Sunday 28 August. The draws for these competitions can be found below. There are still some spaces available for both of these events - please contact the SLGA office if you would like a late entry.
MIXED FOURSOMES DRAW
SCOTTISH LADIES STROKEPLAY FOURSOMES

AFTER YOUR GAME AT GLEDDOCH WHY NOT INVITE A PARTNER AND PLAY IN THEIR MIXED FOURSOMES

Charity Mixed Greensomes on Sunday September 18th

All profits will go to Maggie's (Glasgow) and the event is in memory of Gleddoch's late Past Captain, Sheila Hughes, who was also a Past Captain at Fereneze. Her family donated a wonderful trophy, as Sheila did a lot of after dinner speaking for Maggie's whilst undergoing her treatment.

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR ENTRY FORM

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

AUTUMN GREENSOMES AND SEPTEMBER MEDAL

Ladies
The Autumn Greensomes is being held at Renfrew on 8th September, the closing date for entries is 22nd August. Also the September Medal is being held at Eastwood on 12th September, the closing date for entries is 24th August. Although the weather tonight is more like winter!! --- Please get your entries in for both these September competitions as soon as possible. --- CLICK ON THE LINK ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE OF THE WEBSITE

Jean Irvine, Secretary, RLCGA

ALYSON LOSES - NO SCOTS IN LAST 16 OF BRITISH GIRLS

There are no Scots in tomorrow morning's line-up of the last 16 in the British girls open amateur championship after an awful day of rain at the Gullane No 2 course.
The last host country representative to bow out was Renfrewshire's Alyson McKechin (Elderslie).
Having beat compatriot Lesley Atkins (Gullane Ladies) by 4 and 2 in the worst of the morning rain, Alyson went down by 2 and 1 to Belgium's Margaux Vanmol in the second round.
The 18-year-old lost the first but bounced back by winning the second, fourth and fifth for a two-hole lead - but that was as good as it got for McKechin.
"I was still two up at the turn but she birdied the long 10th to get one back and after we had halved the long 11th in birdie 4s, Margaux birdied the 13th to square the match," said Alyson who intends playing full-time amateur golf for the rest of the year.
"Then I bogeyed the 14th to go one down for the first time."
After halves in pars at the 15th and 16th, Vanmol clinched a come-from-behind 2 and 1 win by winning the 17th.
The roads around Gullane were flooded after overnight rain continued into the day but the Gullane links continued to drain it all away.

Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report

ALYSON WINS AND EILIDH LOSESTHIS MORNING IN HORRIFIC WEATHER

Renfrewshire's Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) beat Lesley Atikins (Gullane Ladies) in the all-Scottish first-round tie as the match-play stages of the British girls championship got underway in simply awful wet conditions.
The roads around Gullane were flooding after overnight rain continued into the day but the Gullane No 1 course continued to drain it all away.
"It's simply horrific out there," said 16-year-old Bronte Law (Bramhall), one of the favourites for the title after her 4 and 3 win over Maria Tonnessen (Norway).
Alyson McKechin, was three up after 13 holes and went on to beat Lesley Atkins by 4 and 3.

Scottish U18 girls champion Renfrewshire's Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) was two down after only four holes to Norway's Olivia Hullert. The Scot stopped the rot but was still two down after seven and again at the turn. 
She got into her stride to birdie the 11th, 13th, 15th and 17th to take the match down the 19th where Eilidh's hopes ended in a bunker.

Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report


Tuesday, August 09, 2011

JUNIOR STABLEFORD COMPETITION ENTRY FORMS

The Junior Campbell Clock Stableford, 8 hole Stableford and Par 3 Junior competition are all being held on Sunday 4th September at Whitecraigs Golf Club. To get you entry Form then click on the following link ------
CLICK CAMPBELL CLOCK ENTRY FORM

ALYSON AND EILIDH QUALIFY FOR THE BRITISH GIRLS STROKEPLAY

FIVE SCOTS GIRLS MAKE IT THROUGH TO MATCH-PLAY AT GULLANE
By COLIN FARQUHARSON

FIVE of the 11 Scots who competed in the stroke-play qualifying rounds are among the 64 qualifiers from a field of 144 for the match-play stages of the British girls open amateur golf championship over the Gullane No 2 links near Edinburgh.
Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) led the Tartan brigade with rounds of 72 and 74 for level par 146 – one shot ahead of Carnoustie Ladies’ Jessica Meek who had 73 and 74 for 147.
Scottish girls champion Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) and the Aberdonian, Gemma Dryburgh, she beat in the Under-18s final at Glenisla, both made it through on 151. Eilidh scored 76 and 75, Gemma 74 and 77.
The last of the five was Gullane Ladies’ member Lesley Atkins who birdied the 14th, 15th and 16th after 7pm in the evening sunshine to slash six shots off her opening effort with a level par 73 for 152.
The limit mark for qualifying was seven-over-par 153 but only six of the players with that total survived the card play-off to produce the exact number of 64 qualifiers.

To read the full report and the draw for the Match play stages -- Go to the West of Scotland Website

JUNE'S KEYS HAVE BEEN FOUND !!

Just to say that detective work discovered my key - Someone had put them in their bag by
mistake, It was a genuine mistake.
Anyway, many thanks for your efforts yesterday - the pics of Gleddoch are a great advert !
Regards June Lockhart

Monday, August 08, 2011

AUGUST MEDAL AT GLEDDOCH

Roisin Black

Conditions at Gleddoch to-day for the AUGUST MEDAL were very tricky - sunny overhead but with very strong winds. At times the players needed to take 3/4 clubs more than usual. The overall winner was ROISIN BLACK (GLEDDOCH) over her HOME Course with a net 74 who just pipped MORAG TURNER (KILMACOLM) by virtue of the last 3 holes. Best scratch was NATASHA QAYUM (RANFURLY CASTLE) with a gross 81. Younger sister ALEXANDRA - playing in her first County Medal - won the 13+ class with a net 81 off 14. The SSS was 73 and the CSS 76.

RESULTS:
Scratch: Natasha Qayum (Ranfurly Castle) 81

Scratch - 12 Handicap
1st Roisin Black (Gleddoch) 85 - 11 - 74 acb
2nd Morag Turner (Kilmacolm) 85 - 11 - 74 acb
3rd Natasha Qayum (Ranfurly Castle) 81 - 5 - 76 acb

13+ Handicap

1st Alexandra Qayum (Ranfurly Castle) 95 - 14 - 81
2nd Fiona Bennett (Eastwood) 95 - 13 - 82 acb
3rd Lyn Black (Eastwood) 104 - 22 - 82 acb

To print out your Handicap Exchange Letter -- CLICK HERE -- and then only print out your Home Club Page





STARTER JUNE LOCKHART LOST HER CAR KEYS AT GLEDDOCH TO-DAY. IT IS A SINGLE KEY ON A RING FOR A HONDA CAR. IF YOU HAVE TAKEN THESE KEYS BY MISTAKE, PLEASE CONTACT JUNE --- A BIG THANKS FROM JUNE!

ALYSON HAS A GREAT SCORE IN ROUND 1 OF THE BRITISH GIRLS' CHAMPIONSHIP

From the LGU Website:
Renfrewshire's Alyson McKechin, who played for Scotland in last week’s Girls Home Internationals, might well have broken 70 today in the 1st round of the British Girl's Strokeplay at Gullane No 1, which would have been great scoring in none-too easy conditions.
A weekend of heavy rain has left the fairways soft and the greens receptive but the rough is long and very wet – and a strong, swirling wind is making the conditions tough to score well.
McKechin, a member of Elderslie Golf Club, was ahead of the game right away with a superb approach shot with a 52 degree wedge to within 2ft of the flagstick for a tap-in birdie 3.
She bogeyed the fourth, failing to get up and down after missing the green, but got home in two downwind at the long fifth with a four-iron second and two-putted for a birdie 4.
The tall Scot had birdie chances on seven and eight but couldn’t take them … until the 10th and 11th. Alyson hit the green in two at the par-5 10th with a drive and a rescue club for a two-putt birdie 4, and she holed a 15ft putt for her fourth birdie of the round at the 11th.
Birdie No 5 was marked at the downwind 15th (487yd) where McKechin was on in 2 with an eight-iron second and two-putted for a 4.
Standing on the 17th tee, Alyson is four-under-par. Two 4s to finish will give her a 69 …. But she stumbled to a bogey-double bogey end to her round.
“I missed the green at the seventeenth and could not get up and down to save par. Then I drove it into the left rough at the 18th. The rough is difficult to get out of and it took me four shots to reach the green and two-putted for a 6,” she said.

Eilidh who started with 3 bogeys in the first 4 holes recovered well to end up only 3 over par in what was obviously very difficult conditions.

GOOD LUCK TO YOU BOTH TOMORROW


FIRST QUALIFYING ROUND LEADING SCORES
Par 73.Yardage 6267
69 Ileen Nieuwenhuis (Net), Bronte Law (Bramhall).
70 Caroline Nistrup (Den), Linnea Strom (Swe), Olivia Hullert (Nor).
71 Noemi Jimenez (Spa), Emelie Alonso (Fra), Alexandra Peters (Notts Ladies), Natalia Escuriola (Spa)
72 Alyson McKechin (Elderslie), Frida Gustafsson (Swe), Amy Boulden (Maesdu), Celine Boutier (Fra).
73 Emma Nilsson (Swe), Shannon Aubert (Fra), Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Ladies), Anna-Lena Kraemer (Ger), Jade Down (Boothberry), Isabel Gadea (Ger).
74 Gemma Dryburgh (Beaconsfield), Roberta Roeller (Ger), Josephine Farrando (Fra), Elizabeth Mallett (Sutton Coldfield), Laura Christiaens (Bel), Annette Lyche (Nor), Clara Young (North Berwick), Nicole Larsen (Den).
75 Hayley Davis (Ferndown), Daisy Nielsen (Den), Chloe Williams (Wrexham), Camille Richelle (Bel), Brogan Townend (Pleasington), Virginia Carta (Ita), Stefania Avanzo (Ita), Shelby Smart (Knowle), Merle Kasperek (Ger), Ho Rang Lee (Spa), Luna Sobron (Spa), Perrine Delacour (Fra), Julia Neumann (Ger), Laure Castelain (Fra), Marlies Krenn (Aut)..
76 Julie Christine Lied (Nor), Sophie Keech (Lyme Regis), Margaux Vanmol (Bel), Marta Martin (Spa), Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm), Laura Lornardi (Ita), Ellie Goodall (Selby),Miranda Brain (Gog Magog).


+Leading 64 after Round 2 on Tuesday will qualify for match-play stages starting on Wednesday morning. There will be no play-off to separate those tieing for 64th place - card countback will decide.

Friday, August 05, 2011

EILIDH HAS A BIRDIE AT THE LAST IN THE SINGLES TO HELP SCOTLAND WIN AGAINST WALES

The Scottish Girls Team - Click to enlarge (Courtesy of Colin Farquharson)
Scotland, for the first time in three days, went into the singles with a lead from the foursomes, a two-point lead which the Welsh overcame with a 3 and 2 win by Amy Boulden over Renfrewshire's Alyson McKechin and a 3 and 1 victory by Katie Bradbury over Gemma Dryburgh.
But Eilidh Briggs, two down with six to play, squared the match by winning the 13th and 14th (with a birdie) but then lost the 16th to be one down again … winning the 18th with another birdie to gain an honourable halved match.
Scotland won the last three singles with Ailsa Summers beating Myrian Hassan by 2 and 1 after winning the seventh, ninth and 11th for a three-hole lead.
Lauren Whyte won by 5 and 3 against Sara Ree-Evans who was three down after the fifth and never won a hole.
Hannah McCook completed Scotland’s first win with a 4 and 3 win over Jessica Evans. A close match suddenly swung the Scot’s way when she won the 13th, 14th and 15th

GIRLS HOME INTERNATIONALS
Gullane No 2 course
Day 3
IRELAND 1.5, ENGLAND 7.5
Foursomes
Paula Grant and Jessica Carty lost to Bronte Law and Emily Taylor 2 and 1.
Ariana Coyle-Diez and Jean O’Driscoll lost to Hayley Davis and Georgia Hall 3 and 1.
Chloe Ryan and Sinead Sexton lost to Alex Peters and Meghan MacLaren 2 and 1 (0-3)
Singles
O’Driscoll lost to Davis 1 hole.
Carty lost to Law 3 and 1.
Grant halved with Hall.
Coyle-Diez lost to Brogan Townend 6 and 5.
Olivia Mehaffey beat Peters 1 hole.
Ryan lost to Taylor 7 and 5 (1.5-4.5).

SCOTLAND 6, WALES 3
Foursomes
Alyson McKechin and Eilidh Briggs beat Amy Boulden and Chloe Williams 4 and 3.
Gemma Dryburgh and Ailsa Summers halved with Katie Bradbury and Jessica Evans,.
Hannah McCook and Clara Young beat Myriam Hassan and Sara Rees-Evans 2 and 1 (2.5-0.5)
Singles
Briggs halved with Williams.
McKechin lost to Boulden 3 and 2.
Dryburgh lost to Bradbury 3 and 1.
Summers beat Hassan 2 and 1.
Lauren Whyte beat Rees-Evans 5 and 3.
McCook beat Jessica Evans 4 and 3 (3.5-2.5)

HOW THEY FINISHED
1st England 2.5pt
2nd Ireland 2pt.
3rd Scotland 1pt.
4th Wales 1/2pt

To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

LIVE SCORING FROM THE GIRLS HOME INTERNATIONALS

Go to the LGU Website for Live Scoring

Renfrewshire's Alyson McKechin and Eilidh Briggs gave Scotland a flying start by beating Wales’ Amy Boulden and Chloe Williams by 4 and 3 in this morning's foursomes. The Scots won the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 6th, losing only the 5th, to be three up after six holes.
The Welsh pair seemed to settle to win the seventh but they lost the eighth and ninth to be four down at the turn. Only two holes were won or lost on the inward half. Boulden and Williams got back to three down by winning the 13th but Alyson and Eilidh sealed their success by winning the 15th for a 4 and 3 victory.
The second singles in the Scotland v Wales match ended all square with Katie Bradbury and Jessica Evans coming back from two down after 12 holes to secure a half against Gemma Dryburgh and Ailsa Summers. The Welsh pair won the 14th and the 18th
Hannah McCook and Clara Young gained Scotland’s second point of the morning by beating Myriam Hassan and Sara Rees-Evans by 2 and 1.

Thursday, August 04, 2011

English Ladies Open Strokeplay 2011- Megan finishes 5th

This event was taking place this week just outside Leeds. --- The event finished today.
Of the 120 or so entries only 3 came from Scotland, Renfrewshire's Megan Briggs [Kilmacolm], Gillian Monteith [Portpatrick] and Katie Reid [Monifieth].
The event started on Tuesday with one round of Stroke Play followed by a second on Wednesday.
The leading 36 players and ties play another 2 rounds today.
Unfortunately only one Scot made the cut. -- Brilliantly the one Scot was our own Renfrewshire star Megan Briggs

She then completed the last two rounds to finish in 5th place. England's Charley Hull was the overall winner

All results are on the EWGA website.

MANY CONGRATULATIONS MEGAN --- WELL DONE WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU.

SOME FUTURE RLCGA STARS AT KILMACOLM !

Trish with 3 future RLCGA County members – we hope! -- CLICK TO ENLARGE
THANKS GO TO Margie McCallum for the Photograph


EILIDH AND ALYSON WIN THEIR SINGLES AGAINST ENGLAND BUT SCOTLAND ARE PIPPED AGAIN.

SECOND IRELAND WIN SETS THEM UP FOR TITLE DECIDER

Scotland, whitewashed 3-0 by England in the morning foursomes, staged a great fightback in the singles but lost narrowly, 5-4, in the rain on Day 2 of the Girls Home Internationals over the Gullane No 2 links.
Ireland made it two wins out of two by beating Wales 5-4 and meet England, winners of the Stroyan Cup for the past three years in the title decider on Friday.
The Scots picked themselves up well after their morning drubbing with Eilidh Briggs scoring a splendid 3 and 1 win over Hayley Davis in a battle between the girls champions of their respective countries.
Alyson McKechin put another point on the board for the Scots by beating Georgia Hall by one hole.
Gemma Dryburgh finished well to get a halved match with Brogan Townend.
Lesley Atkins lost by 4 and 3 to Bronte Law but Ailsa Summers won by 2 and 1 against Elizabeth Mallett.
With England leading by 4.5 to 3.5, Scotland's hopes of salvaging a creditable draw rested on the shoulders of 14-year-old Clara Young, the Junior Vagliano Trophy player from North Berwick.
Clara went one up on Alex Peters by winning the 16th with the rain pouring down but not damping the mounting tension in both camps. The 17th was halved but Peters won the last hole with an excellent approach shot to within 3ft of the flagstick setting up a birdie 3 to gallant Clara's par 4 to halve an absorbing contest which England scraped home to a 5-4 victory.

Day 2
WALES 4, IRELAND 5
Foursomes
Amy Boulden and Chloe Williams halved with Paula Grant and Jessica Carty.
Katie Bradbury and Jessica Evans bt Ariana Coyle-Diez and Jean O'Driscoll 1 hole.
Myriam Hassan and Sara Rees-Evans lost to Chloe Ryan and Sinead Sexton 8 and 7 (1.5-1.5)
Singles
Williams halved with Grant.
Boulden bt Carty 3 and 2.
Bradbury bt Sexton 3 and 2.
Georgia Lewis lost to Coyle-Diez 4 and 3.
Nia Greville lost to O'Driscoll 5 and 4.
Evans lost to Ryan 3 and 2 (2.5-3.5)
ENGLAND 5, SCOTLAND 4
Foursomes
Hayley Davis and Georgia Hall bt Eilidh Briggs and Gemma Dryburgh 4 and 3.
Alex Peters and Meghan MacLaren bt Alyson McKechin and Clara Young 2 and 1.
Bronte Law and Emily Taylor bt Lauren Whyte and Hannah McCook 4 and 3 (3-0).
Singles
Davis lost to Briggs 3 and 1.
Hall lost to McKechin 1 hole
Brogan Townend halved with Dryburgh.
Elizabeth Mallett lost to Ailsa Summers 2 and 1.
Peters halves with Young
Law bt Lesley Atkins 4 and 3.

HOW THEY STAND
Ireland 2pt, England 1.5, Wales 0.5, Scotland 0

FRIDAY'S FINAL MATCHES
8.30 and 13.10 Ireland v England
9.00 and 14.10 Scotland v Wales
ends

Thanks go to Colin Farquarson for the report.

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Wednesday, August 03, 2011

SCOTLAND LOSE TO IRELAND ON DAY 1 OF THE GIRLS HOME INTERNATIONALS

Scotland's hopes of winning the Girls Home Internationals' Stroyan Cup for the first time in four years all but evaporated under a hot summer sun at the Gullane No 2 links today.
Scotland trailed 2-1 from the foursomes against Ireland but girls champion Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) and beaten finalist Gemma Dryburgh from Aberdeen looked to have turned it round by winning the top two singles.
Unfortunately, Scotland then lost the last four singles with Alyson McKechin (Elderslie), Lauren Whyte (St Regulus), Lesley Atkins (Gullane Ladies) and Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) all going under.
RESULTS
SCOTLAND 3, IRELAND 6
Foursomes - Eilidh Briggs and Gemma Dryburgh lost to Paula Grant and Jessica Carty 2 and 1; Alyson McKechin and Clara Young beat Olivia Mehaffey and Hannah Henderson 1 hole; Lauren Whyte and Hannah McCook lost to Chloe Ryan and Sinead Sextion 1 hole (1-2).
Singles - Briggs beat Grant 5 and 4, Dryburgh beat Carty 5 and 4, McKechin lost to Ariana Coyle-Diez 2 and 1, Whyte lost to Mehaffey 2 holes, Lesley Atkins lost to Jean O'Driscoll 4 and 3, Ailsa Summers lost to Ryan 2 holes (2-4).
To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

Monday, August 01, 2011

EILIDH AND ALYSON ARE IN ACTION AT THE GIRLS HOME INTERNATIONALS AT GULLANE

The following players are representing their countries in the 2011 Girls' Home International Matches.
The matches will be played over Gullane No.2 from 3th - 5th August 2011.
Spectators are welcome :: Entry is Free

ENGLAND

Heidi Baek Felixstowe
Hayley Davis Ferndown
Georgia Hall Remedy Oak
Bronte Law Bramhall
Elizabeth Mallett Sutton Coldfield
Alexandra Peters Notts' Ladies'
Emily Taylor Royal Lytham & St Annes
Brogan Townend Pleasington

Captain - Chris Pascal


SCOTLAND

Lesley Atkins Gullane Ladies'
Eilidh Briggs Kilmacolm
Gemma Dryburgh Beaconsfield
Hannah McCook Grantown-on-Spey
Alyson McKechin Elderslie
Ailsa Summers Carnoustie Ladies'
Lauren Whyte St Regulus
Clara Young North Berwick

Captain - Karen Marshall

IRELAND

Jessica Carty Holywood
Ariana Coyle Diez Elm Park
Paula Grant Lisburn
Hannah Henderson Ballyclare
Olivia Mehaffey Royal Co.Down Ladies'
Jean O'Driscoll Muskerry
Chloe Ryan Castletroy
Sinead Sexton Lahinch

Captain - Niamh Kitching

WALES

Amy Boulden Llandudno, Maesdu
Katie Bradbury Cottrell Park
Jessica Evans Newport
Nia Greville Ashburnham
Myriam Hassan Southerndown
Georgia Lewis Llanishen
Sara Rees-Evans Penrhos
Chloe Williams Wrexham

Captain - Anna Hubbard

DRAWS & TIMINGS

Monday 1st August: Official Practice Day 1
Tuesday 2nd August: Official Practice Day 2
Wednesday 3rd August: Scotland v Ireland and England v Wales
Thursday 4th August: Wales v Ireland England v Scotland
Friday 5th August: Ireland v England Scotland v Wales
Foursomes: 8.30am – 9.20am
Singles: 1.10pm – 3.00pm

PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE SCOTTISH JUNIOR STROKEPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP

Rachel Walker, Alyson McKechin, Kelsey MacDonald,
Nichola Ferguson and Gemma Dryburgh - Courtesy of Claire Hargan

CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOGRAPHS by SLGA's Claire Hargan taken at last week's Scottish Junior Championship at Cardross

Some More great Photos --- Courtesy of Lanarkshire's JEAN MACINTYRE ----CLICK HERE