Friday, 30 September 2016

WEST OF SCOTLAND GREENLEES TROPHY -- FINAL RESULTS

Greenlees Trophy Divisional Totals CLICK HERE TO ENLARGE 
The 2016 Greenlees matches have now been completed. -- although in Division 3 - some matches were unable to be completed due to weather bit they did not affect the outcome.

The results are as follows:

Division 1: 
Winner Milngavie
Runner up Ranfurly Castle
Demoted Ayr Belleisle and Cathcart Castle

Division 2:   
Winner Old Ranfurly
Runner Up Largs
Demoted Erskine and Lenzie

Division 3:   
Winner Prestwick St Nicholas
Runner Up Cardross

CLICK HERE FOR ALL  FIXTURE RESULTS
CLICK HERE FOR ALL TOTALS 

The presentation lunch of all divisional clubs takes place on Tuesday 18th October at Cathkin Braes Golf Club

Thursday, 29 September 2016

SCOTLAND LOSE TO IRELAND ON DAY 3 OF THE SENIOR HOME INTERNATIONALS

England are the Senior Women's Home Internationals title winners for the 10th time since the tournament started in 2003. They completed a 100 per cent winning week at Alyth Golf Club, Perthshire by beating Wales 5.5-2.5 to win the Sue Johnson Trophy for the third year in a row.
Ireland beat Scotland 6-2 in today's other match on a very windy day. That meant that Ireland, Scotland and Wales finished with 1point apiece. After a countback involving further 3 stages, European champions Ireland were declared the runners-up.

To read more go to the KIRKWOOD GOLF

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

SCOTLAND LOSE TO ENGLAND ON DAY 2 OF THE SENIOR HOME INTERNATIONALS


SENIOR WOMEN'S HOME INTERNATIONALS DAY TWO

WEDNESDAY FOURSOMES 
Ireland v Wales 
08.30 Carol Wickham and Sheena McElroy v Ann Lewis and Sharon Roberts 
08.40 Laura Webb and Suzanne Corcoran v Jane Rees and Denise Richards 
08.50 Mary Sheehy and Maria O'Reilly v Chris Harries and Olwen Davies 

England v Scotland 
09.00 Jule Brown and Aileen Greenfield v Sheena Wood and Gillian Kyle 
09.10 Helen Lowe v Karen Jobling v Fiona De Vries and Lesley Lloyd 
09.20 Jackie Foster and Katherine Russell v Mary Smith and Lorna McKinlay.

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

SCOTLAND WIN AGAINST WALES ON DAY 1 OF SENIOR HOME INTERNATIONALS

Scotland scored their first win for at least two years in the Senior Ladies Home Internationals at Alyth Golf Club, Perthshire today, beating Wales 5-3 in their first match after losing all three 12 months ago.
The Scots took a 2-1 edge from the morning foursomes and added three more points with wins by Gillian Kyle (2 and 1 over Denise Richards), Lesley Lloyd (2 and 1 against Olwen Davies) and Fiona De Vries (2 and 1 against Sharon Roberts).
Wales' two winners in the singles were Jane Rees, who beat Sheena Wood 3 and 2 n the lead-off tie, and former Senior British champion Ann Lewis, a 3 and 2 winner over Lorna McKinlay.
All square at the turn, Rees went two up on Wood by winning the 10th and 13th. The Scot won the 14th to be only one down but Rees took the 15th and 16th for the match.
Kyle was one up at the turn against Richards and went up at the 12th. Richards rallied to win the 13th to be only one down but halves at the 14th and 15th gave Kyle some breathing space and the Scot won the 16th and halved the 17th for a 2 and 1 win, her second of the day.
McKinlay was two up after nine against Lewis but the Welsh player went to town on the inward half, winning the 11th and 12th to square the contest and then taking the 13th, 14th and 16th for a 3 and 2 victory.
Lloyd won the sixth, 10th and 12th for a two-hole lead over Davies. The Scot then won the 14th to be three up. Davies won the 15th to be two down with three to play but she ran out of holes as Lloyd won on the 17th green.
Roberts won the ninth and 10th to square her match against De Vries. The next three holes were halved before De Vries edged ahead again by winning the 14th.
The 15th was halved. Then De Vries won the 16th to be dormie and she won by 2 and 1 to clinch Scotland's 5-3 victory.
European senior champions Ireland came a cropper in their bid to take the home title out of England's grasp. England won 5.5-2.5, taking the foursomes by a 2pt margin and the singles 3-1.
Scotland, who lost all three matches 12 months ago, beat Wales 5-3 on a day that started wet but turned bright and very breezy by lunchtime.
England's singles winners were Julie Brown (by 4 and 3 against Mary Sheehy), Katherine Russell (by 2 and 1 over Maria O'Reilly) and Jackie Foster (by 5 and 4 against Irish senior champion Gertie McMullen).
Wickham set the ball rolling for England in the afternoon with a flying start which saw her win four of the first seven holes, losing only the sixth, and then the 11th to see her lead cut to two holes by Catherine Rawthore.
Holes 12 to 17 were halved, leaving Wickham the winner.
Last year's Senior British champion Julie Brown lost the third to Mary Sheehy but then won four in a row for a three-hole lead. Sheehy won the eighth and ninth to be only one down at the turn. Brown won the 12th, 13th and 15th for victory.
The Russell v O'Reilly was the last match to finish. The English player was two up at the turn after winning the eighth and ninth, then the 11th for a three-hole lead. O'Reilly hit back with wins at the 12th and 13th. Three halves holes followed before Russell clinched a 2 and 1 win by taking the 17th.
New Senior British champion Laura Webb was in impressive form against Karen Jobling. The Berkshire-based Iris player lost the second hole but won the next five to be four up at the turn. Webb added the 10th to her collection for a five-hole lead.
Jobling stopped the rot by winning the 11th and 12th but there was no holding Webb in this form. She won the 13th and 14th for the match.
Ireland's Gertie McMullen does not lose many matches by 5 and 4 but she did this afternoon with Jackie Foster her conqueror.
There was no hint of the eventual margin of victory when Foster turned with a one-hole lead but the English player slipped up a gear to take the 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th for victory.

SINGLES RESULTS

SCOTLAND 3, WALES 2
Wood lost to Rees 3 and 2.
Kyle bt Richards 2 and 1.
L McKinlay lost to Lewis 3 and 2.
Lloyd bt O Davies 2 and 1.
De Vries bt Roberts 2 and 1.
MATCH RESULT
SCOTLAND 5, WALES 3

ENGLAND 3, IRELAND 2
Rawthore lost to Wickham 2 and 1
Brown bt M Sheehy 4 and 3.
K Russell bt O'Reilly 2 and 1.
Jobling lost to Webb 5 and 4.
Foster bt McMullen 5 and 4.
MATCH RESULT
ENGLAND 5.5, IRELAND 2.5.

SCOTLAND WIN FOURSOMES AGAINST WALES

Scotland gained a 2-1 lunchtime lead over Wales after the morning foursomes on the first day of the Senior Women's Home Internationals at Alyth Golf Club, Perthshire.
Title-holders lead European champions Ireland 2.5-0.5 after a morning which started wet and miserable but brightened nearer lunchtime although a half-gale replaced the wind.

SCOTLAND lead WALES 2-1
Sheena Wood and Gillian Kyle bt Ann Lewis and Sharon Roberts 1 hole.
Fiona De Vries and Lesley Lloyd bt Chris Harries and Patricia Fernon 4 and 2.
Alex Glennie and Mary Smith lost to Denise Richards and Jane Rees 7 and 6.

ENGLAND lead IRELAND 2.5-0.5
Jackie Foster and Catherine Rawthore bt Gertie McMullen and Maria O'Reilly 2 holes.
Julie Brown and Aileen Greenfield bt Carol Wickham and Sheena McElroy 1 hole.
Helen Lowe and Karen Jobling halved with Laura Webb and Suzanne Corcoran.

LIVE SCORING

Monday, 26 September 2016

SENIOR HOME INTERNATIONALS BEGIN TOMORROW AT ALYTH GOLF CLUB

Senior Home International Matches
Alyth Golf Club
27th - 29th September 2016


Scottish Seniors Team
Top - Lt o R - Mary Smith, Gillian Kyle, Alex Glennie, Sheena Wood
Front - L to R - Fiona de Vries, Lorna McKinlay, Lorna Bennett (Captain) and Lesley Lloyd


Scotland


 Lorna Bennett Captain

1  Fiona de Vries (St Rule)

2  Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie)
3  Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire)
4  Lesley Lloyd (Hayston)
5  Lorna McKinlay (Dunnikier Park)
6  Mary Smith (Tain)
7  Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies)

Tuesday's  opening matches at Alyth:
Scotland v Wales
England v Ireland.
Foursomes tee off from 08.30 to 09.30

Singles tee off from 1.10pm to 2.22

Friday, 23 September 2016

MILNGAVIE GOLF CLUB ARE THE 2016 WEST OF SCOTLAND GREENLEES TEAM CHAMPIONS

Milngavie team jump for joy with their victory
From L to R - Jillian Farrell, Anna Telfer, Lorna McClymont, Katy McCauley
Davina McLavery, Marion Mason Sheena McDonald,
Carol Whyte and  Lois Connell
The 1st Division Title decider of the West of Scotland 2016 Greenlees Trophy was played yesterday (Thursday 22nd September) in the rearranged match between Ranfurly Castle and Milngavie 
Milngavie who produced an exceedingly formidable team -- with Scottish Girls Internationalist Jillian Farrell, Lorna McClymont (D&A County Champion) and Renfrewshire County Team Carol Whyte leading the field and five of the remaining six team players having a handicap of 8 and under  came up trumps with a 6.5 - 2.5 win.
The result meant that Milngavie won the division with 50.5 points and Ranfurly Castle and Kilmarnock Barassie were equal with 44 points.
On count back with Home and Away wins --  2 points for a home win and 3 points for an Away win Ranfurly Castle just won the runners up slot by 1 point

Division 1 Results

Milngavie 50.5 - Winners
Ranfurly Castle 44 Runner Up (after count back on Home and Away wins)
Kilmarnock Barassie 44
Cathkin Braes 40.5
Troon Ladies 37.5
Loudoun Gowf 35.5
West Kilbride 30
Ayr Bellisle 25
Cathcart Castle 17

After the match Milngavie Team Captain Sheena McDonald presented Lorna McClymont (whose 16th birthday had been the day before) with Team player of the year award -- Played in 8 matches and won 7

Lorna and Team Captain Sheena


The other highlight of the day was Ranfurly Castle's Carol Fell who had a HOLE IN ONE at the 5th Hole.

Carol picks the ball out the hole !

Thursday, 22 September 2016

LOTS OF PHOTOS FROM LORRAINE CAMPBELL

D&A Team 
D&A County Team player Lorraine Campbell has sent me  a link to the (over 400) photos from the weekend at the County Finals at Aboyne.  They are nearly all of the D&A Team, caddies and supporters -- If there is any that you would particularly like in a bigger file (for framing printing, dart board etc), just email Lorraine and she will fire it/them back to you.


WEST KILBRIDE OUTING TO KILMACOLM



The occasion was West Kilbride Ladies Committee and Past Captains' outing. It was a beautiful sunny morning which was asking for a picture! Some of the ladies had started their round but Nancy Chisholm along with past captains Joan McGlynn, Eileen Atkinson, Janette Mair, Janice Gallagher and Alison Baillie were waiting at the tee so captured them. We all had a lovely day, Kilmacolm is such an interesting, challenging course which I always enjoy.

Thanks go to June Kerr for the post and photo

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

LOOKING FOR NEWS YOU CAN NOT FIND

Your Webmaster Carol Fell is now an editor for Kirkwood Golf and will be looking over the next few months to see if the West of Scotland Website news can be published there. If you think you cannot see what you are looking for the CLICK HERE to go to that Website

SCOTTISH VETS AT BLAIRGOWRIE - WEST PLAYERS DO WELL

L to R-- Captain Marion with prizewinners  Fiona, Alex, Carol, Gillian and Jill
Photo courtesy of Gillian Kirkwood
The Scottish Vets Matchplay, Singles Strokeplay and Greensomes took place on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday of this week --  To read all about it go to the West Vets Website

Sunday, 18 September 2016

DUMFRIESSHIRE BEAT ABERDEENSHIRE TO WIN SCOTTISH COUNTY TITLE DECIDER

Dumfriesshire beat Aberdeenshire 5-4 in the title decider on the final day at Aboyne Golf Club to be crowned Scottish women's county champions for the first time since the South champions were admitted to the finals in the 1970s.
Dumfriesshire gained what proved to be the decisive edge by taking the morning foursomes 2-1. Aberdeenshire needed to take the six singles by a two-point margin to overturn the deficit and win the title for the first time since 1986.
With three singles to finish, the overall score was level at 3-3 with Aberdeenshire ahead in two of the ties still to be settled.
Shire county champion Sammy Leslie, one up after 14 on Jordana Graham, could not hold her opponent at by over the closing holes and Graham's one-hole victory tipped the sales in Dumfriesshire's favour.
Mirren Fraser, only 17, got the winning fifth point by beating Carol Wilson 4 and 2, and Dumfriesshire could afford to lose the last singles tie to finish, Donna Pocock beating Katie Malcolm junior by one hole.
The joint MVPs of the tournament with six wins out of six apiece were the Dumfriesshire pair of Gemma Batty and her foursomes partner Jordana Graham. Mirren Fraser was not far behind with 5.5pt out of six.
All in all a splendid performance by the South of Scotland champions.

Day 3 results

ABERDEENSHIRE 4, DUMFRIESSHIRE 5
FOURSOMES (1-2)
S Leslie and S McWilliam bt E Greenlees and K McCracken 3 and 2
C Wilson and R Polson lost to G Batty and J Graham 4 and 3
D Pocock and J Mackintosh lost to D Macdonald and M Fraser 2 and 1

SINGLES (3-3)
Polson bt Greenlees 4 and 2.
L Anderson lost to Batty 4 and 2.
McWilliam bt Macdonald 3 and 2.
Leslie lost to Graham 1 hole.
Wilson lost to Fraser 4 and 2
Pocock bt K Malcolm 1 hole.

DUNBARTONSHIRE and ARGYLL 4.5, MIDLOTHIAN 4.5

FOURSOMES (1.5-1.5)
A Laing and L McClymont lost to K McIntosh and K Marshall 6 and 5
F Rattray and L Macdonald halved with A McBride and C Steedman
C Hargan and J Farrell bt W Nicholson and H Scott 2 holes

SINGLES (3-3)
Farrell lost to McIntosh 2 and 1.
Rattray bt Marshall 2 holes
Hargan bt K Ferguson-Snedden 1 hole
L Campbell lost to Nicholson 7 and 6
L McGeachy lost to McBride 6 and 5
Laing bt Fraser 4 and 3.

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Aberdeenshire meet Dumfriesshire in Sunday title decider at Aboyne

From Colin Farquharson

Dumfriesshire, who have never won the Scottish women's county championship which started in 1909, will play Aberdeenshire, who have not won the title for 30 years, in the title decider at Aboyne Golf Club tomorrow.
Both teams go into the third day with 100 per cent winning records.
Dumfriesshire today followed up their 7-2 opening win against Dunbartonshire and Argyll with a 6-3 win over Midlothian.
Aberdeenshire, 5.5-3.5 winners of Midlothian on Friday, beat D and A 7-2 today.
Midlothian held Dumfrieshire to a share of the points in the morning foursomes but the Borderers won the foursomes 4.5-1.5.
One player does not make a team but the county debut of English-born student Gemma Batty (Moffat), one of only two +2 handicap players in the field - Aberdeenshire's Shannon McWilliam is the other - seems to have inspired her Dumfriesshire team-mates.
Batty and her foursomes partner, Jordana Graham, have been on the winning side in all four sessions of play so far.
Shannon McWilliam, playing over her home course, and Rachel Polson, were not in the Aberdeenshire line-up on Friday for one reason or another. Their inclusion today (Sat) undoubtedly strengthened the team. Both won morning and afternoon against Dunbartonshire and Argyll.
Shire county champion Sammy Leslie and Carol Wilson were also double winners today.

SCOTTISH WOMEN'S COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS
Aboyne Golf Club, Aberdeenshire

SATURDAY RESULTS
DUMFRIESSHIRE 6, MIDLOTHIAN 3

FOURSOMES (1.5-1.5)
D Macdonald and Mirren Fraser halved with K McIntosh and W Nicholson.
E Greenlees and K McCracken lost to L Fraser and K Ferguson-Snedden 4 and 2.
G Batty and J Graham bt K Marshall and H Scott 2 and 1.

SINGLES (4.5-1.5)
Batty bt L Fraser 2 and 1.
Graham bt Ferguson-Snedden 4 and 3.
D Macdonald bt Nicholson 2 and 1.
M Fraser bt A McBride 3 and 1.
K Malcolm jun lost to Marshall 5 and 3
Greenlees halved with Scott.


ABERDEENSHIRE 7, DUNBARTONSHIRE and ARGYLL 2

FOURSOMES (2-1)
S Leslie and S McWilliam bt A Laing and L McClymont 5 and 4
R Polson and C Wilson bt L Campbell and F Rattray 6 and 5
D Pocock and J Mackintosh lost to C Hargan and J Farrell 3 and 1.

SINGLES (5-1)
McWilliam bt Farrell 3 and 2.
Leslie bt Hargan 7 and 5
Wilson bt L McGeachy 3 and 1
Polson bt L Macdonald 4 and 3
L Anderson lost to McClymont 3 and 2
Mackintosh bt Laing 1 hole

HOW THEY STAND
Dumfriesshire P2 W2 D0 L0 13- 5 Pts 2
Aberdeenshire P2 W2 D0 L0 12.5-5.5 Pts 2
Midlothian P2 W0 D0 L2 6.5-11.5 Pts 0
D and Argyll P2 W0 D0 L2 4-14 Pts 0

SUNDAY'S MATCHES
Foursomes start at 9.30am; Singles at 1.30pm
Aberdeenshire v Dumfriesshire
Dunbartonshire and Argyll v Midlothian

Friday, 16 September 2016

D&A LOSE TO DUMFRIESSHIRE ON DAY 1 OF COUNTY FINALS AT ABOYNE



SCOTTISH WOMEN'S COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS
Aboyne Golf Club, Aberdeenshire 
DAY 1 RESULTS

MIDLOTHIAN 3.5, ABERDEENSHIRE 5.5


FOURSOMES (2-1)
K McIntosh and H Scott bt S Leslie and C Wilson 6 and 5.
L Fraser and K Ferguson-Snedden bt J Lees and L Anderson 5 and 4.
K Marshall and W Nicholson lost to D Pocock and J Mackintosh 3 and 1.

SINGLES (1.5-4.5)
McIntosh lost to Leslie 3 and 1.
Fraser lost to Wilson 1 hole
A McBride lost to Pocock 3 and 2.
C Steedman lost to Mackintosh 7 and 6
Ferguson-Snedden bt Lees 5 and 4.
Scott halved with Anderson 

DUMFRIESSHIRE 7, DUNBARTONSHIRE and ARGYLL 2

FOURSOMES (2-1)
G Batty and J Graham bt C Hargan and J Farrell 4 and 3.
D Macdonald and M Fraser bt A Laing and L McClymont 3 and 1.
K Malcolm jun and E Greenlees lost to F Rattray and L Campbell 2 holes. 

SINGLES (5-1)
Batty bt McClymont 3 and 2.
D Macdonald bt Hargan 2 and 1.
Graham bt L McGeachy 8 and 6
Malcolm jun bt L Macdonald 3 and 2.
Fraser bt Rattray 4 and 3.
Greenlees lost to A Laing 5 and 4. 


SATURDAY PROGRAMME
Dumfriesshire v Midlothian (Foursomes 9.30 and singles 1.30)
Aberdeenshire v Dunbartonshire and Argyll (Foursomes 9.52 and singles 2.16
)

Thursday, 15 September 2016

D&A - WEST OF SCOTLAND CHAMPIONS AT THE COUNTY FINALS THIS WEEKEND

ABERDEENSHIRE-MIDLOTHIAN OPENER COULD GIVE SCOTTISH TITLE POINTER AT ABOYNE 

From Colin Farquharson
Aberdeenshire beat last year's national women's champions Angus in winning the North Division team title at Edzell in June.
That suggests they will start favourites to win the Scottish women's county championship finals, starting at Aboyne Golf Club today (FRIDAY), at the expense of the three other regional qualifiers, Midlothian, Dumfriesshire and Dunbartonshire & Argyll.
But team match-play golf is not quite so predictable as that. Midlothian, champions in 2011 and 2013, are Aberdeenshire's first opponents over three foursomes and six singles ties. The winners could go on to be crowned Scottish champions at the end of the all-play-all, three-day programme.
There are two players with +2 handicaps in the field of 32 players - Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne), and Gemma Batty (Powfoot) who should improve Dumfriesshire's prospects.
Dunbartonshire & Argyll have Anne Laing (Troon Ladies), three times Scottish champion, and the experienced Claire Hargan (St Regulus) in their team.

TEAMS
ABERDEENSHIRE - Louise Anderson (Duff House Royal), Julie Lees (Westhill), Samantha Leslie (Kemnay), Jasmine Mackintosh (Hazlehead), Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne), Donna Pocock (Kemnay), Rachel Polson (Kemnay), Carol Wilson (Murcar Links).
DUMFRIESSHIRE - Fiona Allison (Dumfries & Co), Gemma Batty (Moffat), Mirren Fraser (Powfoot), Jordana Graham (Southerness), Emma Greenlees (Dumfries & Co), Katie McCracken (Powfoot), Diane Macdonald (Dumfries & Co), Katie Malcolm jun (Dumfries & Co)
DUNBARTONSHIRE & ARGYLL - Lorraine Campbell (Cardross), Jillian Farrell (Cardross), Claire Hargan (St Regulus), Anne Laing (Troon Ladies), Lorna McClymont (Milngavie), Lori MacDonald (Cardross), Laura McGeachy (Haggs Castle), Fiona Rattray (Douglas Park).
MIDLOTHIAN - Karen Ferguson-Snedden (Liberton), Louise Fraser (Kingsknowe), Alison McBride (Harburn), Katie McIntosh (Broomieknowe), Karen Marshall (Barton), Wendy Nicholson (Baberton), Hannah Scott (Broomieknowe), Caroline Steedman (Murrayfield).

PROGRAMME
FRIDAY
9:30 (foursomes) and 1.30 (singles)
Midlothian v Aberdeenshire
09:52 (foursomes) and 2.16 (singles)
Dumfriesshire v Dunbartonshire & Argyll
SATURDAY 
Dumfriesshire v Midlothian
Aberdeenshire v Dunbartonshire & Argyll
SUNDAY
Aberdeenshire v Dumfriesshire
Dunbartonshire & Argyll v Midlothian

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Douglas Park get a mention on Scottish Golf Radio Podcast


The interview with Douglas Park Golf Club Secretary Anne Scott  is about 27 Minutes into the program

Monday, 12 September 2016

Alison Malcolm wins the Ayrshire Girls' St. Nicholas Trophy


Alison Malcolm - Winner of the St Nicholas Trophy
9 girls competed for the St. Nicholas Trophy yesterday at Barassie Links. Playing conditions were exceptionally difficult with cross wind speeds of 40+.
 However, this did not deter Alison Malcolm (Prestwick St. Cuthbert) who had an excellent round of golf. Her nett 78 (SSS 76) won by 6 shots over West Kilbride's Claire McLaughlin.


All winners from L to R
Claire McLaughlin, Luisa Gibson, Alison Malcolm, Rebecca Hale, Zara Mason and Freya Russell.

















Silver: 
1st:    Alison Malcolm 92 (14) 78
2nd:  Claire McLaughlin 95 (11) 84

Alison's scratch 92 won the prize in the qualifier for the Telegraph Junior Golf competition, and as scratch winner on the day will go forward to Scottish Golf's Junior Champion of Champions at the Dukes on 22nd October.

Pre-handicap girls Katie Ronnie (Barassie) and Kirsty Shaw (Dalmilling) played 9 holes, Katie finishing just ahead of Kirsty.

All Players
Bronze:
1st:    Zara Mason (Kirkudbright) 117 (30) 87
2nd:  Rebecca Hale (Troon Ladies) 120 (31) 89



Pre-handicap girls Katie Ronnie (Barassie) and Kirsty Shaw (Dalmilling) played 9 holes, Katie finishing just ahead of Kirsty.
Thanks go to June Kerr (Ayrshire Junior Convenor) for report and photos 

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Katie Scott is 3rd in Grand Finals at Blairgowrie

Well done Katie Scott in finishing in third place in the Silver Division of the Women's Grand Medal Final at Blairgowrie Lansdown Course today with a 1 over par 74. 
Results: Par 73 SS 74 CSS 75
 1 Lynne Tough Newmachar GC 68
 2 Stacey Cameron Dirleton Castle 74
 3 Katie Scott Strathaven 74

Saturday, 10 September 2016

DEATH OF PAST D&A COUNTY PLAYER ELEANOR FISKEN

Eleanor Fisken died last week aged 77 originally from Glasgow and a most enthusiastic member at Douglas Park Golf Club.
Eleanor played in many County matches for D&A and was a very true supporter of the team.
She moved to Nairn where she enjoyed golfing on that fabulous course.
She was a physiotherapist and worked at Inverness at Raigmore hospital until her retirement over 12 years ago.
She enjoyed walking with her faithful black Labrador and took up ornithology in the area around Nairn.
Eleanor enjoyed the company of many golfing friends from all over Scotland and will be fondly remembered
In 2008 at the Scottish Senior Supper at Deeside -- she will be remembered for taking part in what was a very entertaining evening as Prince Charming




Funeral Details -- CLICK HERE  Thanks go to Isabel Crawford for her very kind tribute

To read more and a story from Isabel Crawford -- Go to Kirkwood Golf

Friday, 9 September 2016

FOUR WEST OF SCOTLAND PLAYERS IN SCOTTISH SCHOOLS TEAM

Jillian Farrell (captain)
The Scottish Schools Golf Association Girls team to play English schools at Fairhaven Golf Club, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire on Monday, September 12 is:


GIRLS
Kirsty Brodie (Webster's HS, Kirriemuir)
Louise Duncan (Largs Academy)
Jillian Farrell (Dumbarton Academy) captain.
Jasmine Mackintosh (Hazlehead Academy)
Jennifer Rankine (Govan HS, Glasgow).
Molly Richmond (Strathaven Academy).



Monday, 5 September 2016

LORNA MCCLYMONT IS A DOUBLE CHAMPION

Lorna McClymont 
D&A County Champion Lorna McClymont won the Junior Club Championship and the Ladies Club Championship yesterday at Dumbarton Golf Club.

Thanks go to Gail McClymont for photo and report

Sunday, 4 September 2016

COUNTY JUNIOR FRIENDLY MATCH


Junior Girls' County Friendly
Pictured above are the girls who took part in a Friendly Match between Dumbartonshire & Argyll and Ayrshire.
 Played at Milngavie on a beautiful sunny afternoon, the girls all enjoyed their games and the opportunity to meet new friends.
 Julia Thomson (D & A) beat Rebecca Hale (Ayrshire) 5/4,
Freya Russell (Ayrshire) beat Sophie Murphy (D & A) 4/3,
Zara Mason (Ayrshire) halved with Cristina McCracken (Ayrshire on loan to D & A!) so a very friendly halved match.
Thanks go to Milngavie for their hospitality.


Report and Photo by June Kerr (Ayrshire)

CAROL FELL IS NOW AN EDITOR FOR KIRKWOOD GOLF

LOOKING FOR MORE GOLF NEWS -- CLICK on the following link --   KIRKWOOD GOLF where Carol Fell editor of this West of Scotland Golf Website will start posting most of the up to date news.
Over the next few month she will decide whether this site will close down or not. 

Saturday, 3 September 2016

IRELAND WIN THE EUROPEAN TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP -- SCOTLAND LOSE TO AUSTRIA

The holders, Ireland,  came through a tough match against Belgium to win the European Seniors Team Championship at Sierra Golf Club, Poland today.
New team member, Mary Sheehy,  had to go to the 21st to secure her match and Ireland's win.
England took bronze medal position with a 3.5 to 1.5 win against Sweden.
Scotland lost to Austria by 3 matches to 2 in Flight B,  and finished the series in 12th position.

Results

Flight A
Ireland 3 Belgium 2
England 3.5 Sweden 1.5
France 4 Netherlands 1
Spain 4 Switzerland 1

Flight B
Italy 3 Germany 2
Austria 3 Scotland 2
Czech Republic 3.5 Iceland 1.5
Denmark 3.5 Poland 1.5

Selected Detailed Results

Ireland 3 Belgium 2
Sheena McElroy and Carol Wickham beat Marie-Anne Toussaint and Anne Joris 3&2
Suzanne Corcoran beat Marianne Trussart 9&7
Mary Sheehy beat Annick Riff at the 21st
Laura Webb lost to Laurette Vanderlinden 3&2
Gertie McMullen lost to Sylvie van Molle 1 hole

Scotland 2  Austria 3
Alex Glennie and Mary Smith lost to Angelika Zeiser and Elisabeth Jenull 1 hole
Fiona deVries lost to Ruth Gruber 6&5
Gillian Kyle lost to Karin Kocher 2&1
Lesley Lloyd beat Alexandra Hardegg 3&2
Lorna McKinlay beat Margit Schautzer 5&3

SHIRLEY BACK WINS GLEDDOCH CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP FOR THE 11TH TIME

Ladies Captain Jackie Gray with Championship Winner Shirley Back
Shirley Back, handicap 7 became the Gleddoch Ladies Champion for the 
11th time last weekend. 
She played June Lockhart, handicap 11, also a previous champion, in a very balanced and friendly match. 
Shirley gained the lead after the first few holes, and her putting accuracy was certainly a factor in her win. June was successful in stopping her lead, notably at the 13th hole, and the match went all the way to the 18th green. 
Standing on the 18th tee June was one down, and both girls hit excellent drives on to the fairway. However, Shirley sealed the win with a perfect putt on the 18th green, and was delighted to get her hands on the trophy for the 11th time
It was another skilled display of golf from two experienced golfers, and the supporters were very impressed!

Thanks go to Jackie Gray for the report

Friday, 2 September 2016

SENIOR SCOTS WOMEN LOSE TO ITALY IN FLIGHT B

From Colin Farquharson

Scotland failed to qualify for the top flight of the European senior women's amateur team championship at Sierra Golf Club, Poland and today lost 3.5-1.5 to Italy in a Flight B match.

Details (Scots names first)
Alex Glennie and Mary Smith lost to E R Tirante and C Borini at 19th.
Fiona De Vries lost to S Valli 1 hole.
Gillian Kyle bt E Gumirato 3 and 1.
Lesley Lloyd halved with G P Moavero
Lorna McKinlay lost to F Christillin 8 and 7.

In the championship flight, the semi-final results were:
Belgium 3, England 2
Ireland 3.5, Sweden 1.5

Thursday, 1 September 2016

OLD RANFURLY MAKE IT TO ROUND 8 OF THE MAIL ON SUNDAY BUT ARE FINALLY DEFEATED

Round 8 
Bude &North Cornwall Golf Club beat Newport (Gwent) Golf Club 3-2 
Burhill Golf Club beat Langley Park Golf Club 3.5-1.5 
Burntisland Golf House Club beat Old Course Ranfurly Golf Club 3.5-1.5 
Duddingston Golf Club beat Hartlepool Golf Club 3-2 
Horsley Lodge Golf Club beat Charnwood Forest Golf Club 4-1 
Howley Hall Golf Club beat Rochdale Golf Club 3-2 
Leigh Golf Club beat Llanymynech Golf Club 3-2

SCOTS BEAT THE CZECHS IN POLAND



Full Results - Scotland v Czech Republic
Scotland beat the Czech Republic 4-1 in their opening match-play tie of the European senior women's amateur team championship Flight B competition at Sierra Golf Club in Poland.

Alex Glennie and Mary Smith won the foursomes tie 2 and 1.
Fiona De Vries (2 and 1) and Gillian Kyle (3 and 1) won in the singles and there were halves for Lesley Lloyd and Lorna McKinlay.

Other results in Flight B:
Germany 4, Poland 1.
Austria 3, Iceland 2.
Italy 4, Denmark 1.

In the Championship flight, the quarter-final results were:
England 4, Netherlands 1
Belgium 3, Spain 2
France 2, Sweden 3
Ireland 3.5, Switzerland.

SEMI-FINALS
England v Belgium
Sweden v Ireland

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

FIONA RATTRAY WINS THE D&A JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

The D&A 2016 Junior Championship, was played on Sunday 28th August at Clydebank and District Golf Club.


Fiona Rattray (Douglas Park) retained the Claret Jug with a scratch 77 while the handicap trophy- The Cowan Cup- was won by Lori MacDonald (Cardross).


SCOTLAND SENIORS QUALIFY FOR FLIGHT B OF THE EUROPEAN TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS IN POLAND

Report by Colin Farquarson

The Scottish Seniors team stepped up the level of their individual performances in the second qualifying round today but still did not make the eight-strong championship match-play flight along with England (775), France (778), Ireland (781), Spain (781), Belgium (789), Switzerland (797), Sweden (798) and Netherlands (801).
The Scots are in Flight B with
Germany (804), Scotland (812), Italy (821), Austria (821), Iceland (843), Denmark (851), Czech Rep (861) and Poland (905).
The Scots play the Czech Republic on Thursday.
SECOND QUALIFYING ROUND
145 S Van Molle (Belgium) 74 71
150 C Petit Martin (France) 75 75
SELECTED SCORES
153 J Brown (Eng) 76 77 (T3)
154 K Russell (Eng) 76 78, L Webb (Ire) 80 74 (T8)
155 J Foster (Eng) 80 75, M Sheehy (I) 76 79, S McElroy (Ire) 74 81 (T12) 
157 H Lowe (Eng) 81 76 
158 K Jobling (Eng) 82 76, S Corcoran (Ire) 77 81 (T23)
159 G McMullen (Ire) 79 80 (T29)
161 L Lloyd (Sco) 85 76, F DeVries (Sco) 82 79 (T38)
163 G Kyle (Sco) 81 82 (T45)
165 L McKinlay (Sco) 81 84 (T53)
168 M Smith (Sco) 83 85 (T63)
171 A Glennie 92 79 

Aberdeen Ladies' Sheena Wood has been explaining why she is at home in the Granite City instead of playing, as selected, for Scotland in the European Senior Women's Amateur Team Championship at Sierra Golf Club, Petkowice in Poland this week.
"I had an accidental fall, injuring my left elbow and it has put me out of action for a few weeks. I am very disappointed to be missing the European team championship in Poland. However, I am already back working on short game and should be ready for British, Scottish Vets title and Senior Home Internationals," said Sheena who would have been one of the top Scots in Poland.

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Tuesday, 30 August 2016

SCOTTISH SENIORS TEAM UNDER PRESSURE


Lorna Bennet (Captain) Fiona De Vries, Alex Glennie, Gillian Kyle
Lesley Lloyd, Lorna McKinlay and Mary Smith
None of the Scotland team in the European Senior Women's Amateur Team Championship was able to break 80 in the first qualifying round at Sierra Golf Club, Petkowice, Poland today.
Lorna McKinlay and West of Scotland's Gillian Kyle were the top Scots, tied for 38th place, on the 81 mark.
Fiona de Vries had an 82 for a share of 49th place.
Mary Smith's 83 put in joint 58th position.
Lesley Loyd (Hayston) is tied for 72nd place after an 85 while Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) is joint last in a field of 92 with a score of 92. 
The best individual rounds in the first qualifying round were 74s
by Sheena McElroy (Ireland), Sylvie Van Molle (Belgium) and Nathalie Lamboult (France).
Scotland (412) are lying 10th after the first Q round. Only the top eight go into the championship flight match-play.

EUROPEAN SENIOR WOMEN'S AMATEUR TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
Sierra GC, Petkowice, Poland
FIRST QUALIFYING ROUND
par 72
74 S McElroy (Ire), S Van Molle (Bel), N Lamboult (Fra)

SELECTED SCORES
76 M Sheehy (Ire), J Brown (Eng), K Russell (Eng) (T7)
77 S Corcoran (Ire) (T11)
79 G McMullen (Ire) (T21)
80 L Webb (Ire), J Foster (Eng), C Rawthore (Eng) (T28)
81 L McKinlay (Sco), H Lowe (Eng), C Wickham (Ire), G Kyle (Sco) (T38)
82 K Jobling (Eng), F De Vries (Sco) (T49)
83 M Smith (Sco) (T58)
85 L Lloyd (Sco) (T72)
92 A Glennie (Sco) (T92) 

TEAM SCORES
385 France
386 Ireland
389 Spain
393 England
398 Switzerland
400 Germany
402 Belgium
404 Netherlands
407 Sweden
412 Scotland
416 Italy
417 Austria
420 Denmark
432 Czech Rep
449 Poland

TO VIEW ALL THE SCORES

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Scots toil in European senior women's team championship in Poland

None of the Scotland team in the European senior women's amateur team championship was able to break 80 in the first qualifying round at Sierra Golf Club, Petkowice, Poland today.

Lorna McKinlay and Gillian Kyle were the top Scots, tied for 38th place, on the 81 mark.
Fiona de Vries had an 82 for a share of 49th place.
Mary Smith's 83 put in joint 58th position.
Lesley Loyd is tied for 72nd place after an 85 while Alex Glennie is joint last in a field of 92 with a score of 92.
The best individual rounds in the first qualifying round were 74s
by Sheena McElroy (Ireland), Sylvie Van Molle (Belgium) and Nathalie Lamboult (France).
Scotland (412) are lying 10th after the first Q round. Only the top eight go into the championship flight match-play.

EUROPEAN SENIOR WOMEN'S AMATEUR TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
Sierra GC, Petkowice, Poland
FIRST QUALIFYING ROUND
par 72
74 S McElroy (Ire), S Van Molle (Bel), N Lamboult (Fra)

SELECTED SCORES
76 M Sheehy (Ire), J Brown (Eng), K Russell (Eng) (T7)
77 S Corcoran (Ire) (T11)
79 G McMullen (Ire) (T21)
80 L Webb (Ire), J Foster (Eng), C Rawthore (Eng) (T28)
81 L McKinlay (Sco), H Lowe (Eng), C Wickham (Ire), G Kyle (Sco) (T38)
82 K Jobling (Eng), F De Vries (Sco) (T49)
83 M Smith (Sco) (T58)
85 L Lloyd (Sco) (T72)
92 A Glennie (Sco) (T92)

TEAM SCORES
385 France
386 Ireland
389 Spain
393 England
398 Switzerland
400 Germany
402 Belgium
404 Netherlands
407 Sweden
412 Scotland
416 Italy
417 Austria
420 Denmark
432 Czech Rep
449 Poland

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Saturday, 27 August 2016

BELLE ROBERTSON AND KYLIE WALKER PLAY IN THE JW INTERNATIONAL INVITATIONAL DAY

The John Watson International Invitation Day that has been running since the 1980's was played yesterday at Douglas Park Golf Club 
Belle Robertson was the main guest with Professional Kylie Walker who played with every group in the competition. The overall winner was past Walker Cup Player David Carrick. Click Here to see photos from the day

The JW World Invitational

Monday, 22 August 2016

STRATHAVEN OPEN DAY - ENTRY FORM


You can book  a time and pay for  your entry online by clicking on the following link:


Sunday, 21 August 2016

JENNIFER RANKINE -- HAGGS CASTLE WINS THE RENFREWSHIRE COUNTY JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

The Renfrewshire Junior Championship Final was played at Eastwood Golf Club this afternoon in lovely sunny conditions. It was a repeat of last year's final between Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle ) and Anna Mackenzie (East Renfrewshire) which Jennifer had won comfortably. 
Jennifer and Anna
Today's match, however, was much closer-with Anna winning the 1st hole with a birdie! Jennifer responded winning the next 2 holes, also with birdies! A couple of poor holes by Anna gave Jennifer a comfortable lead of 3up after the 6th but she fought back to be 1 down after 8. Another birdie at the 9th, let Jennifer be 2 up at the turn, with a front 9 of 37. (1 over par). 
A lovely birdie putt from just off the green at the short 11th saw her lead extend to 3 again. But Anna won the 12th with a good up and down for par and the 13th was halved in birdie 4's. A loose 2nd shot by Anna at the 14th let Jennifer win the hole with a par. Jennifer overshot the green at the par 3 15th but recovered with a lovely chip  and sunk her putt for her par. Anna had played a lovely tee shot but just missed the birdie putt so now Jennifer was 3 up with 3 to play. 2 good drives at the 16th but adrenaline kicked in for Anna and she put her 2nd shot into the back left bunker. Jennifer played safely on to the green and 2 putts was enough to give her the Championship for the 3rd time.
Both girls were a credit to their clubs and their families. It was a lovely game to referee and watch. 

Congratulations Jennifer and hard luck Anna. You both played some lovely golf.

Jennifer
Anna
I'd like to take this opportunity to wish the Mackenzie family good luck with their move to Amsterdam next week! Audrey has been a fantastic Junior Convenor for the last 2 years and will be greatly missed.
Gillian Kyle (RLCGA Captain)

Friday, 12 August 2016

WEST KILBRIDE'S LOUISE DUNCAN IS LEADING SCOT IN THE UNDER 16'S SCOTLAND OPEN TOURNAMENT

England 1-2-3 finish in Scotland U16 girls' open tournament at Aberdour

Louise Duncan
English players filled the first three places in the Loretto School Scottish Under-16 girls' open tournament at Aberdour Golf Club in Fife.
Hannah Screen (Berkhamsted) led the way with rounds of 68 and 74 for a total of 142, eight over par for 36 holes over the par 67 lay-out which has a standard scratch score of 72. The CSS for both days was 72.
Runner-up, four shots behind Hannah, were Natasha Slater (Furness) and Annabel Fuller (Rosehampton). Both had two rounds of 73.

Leading Scot, in a tie for eighth place was Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) who had scores of 80 and 73 for 153. Her second round contained three birdie 2s.

LEADING FINAL TOTALS
Par 134 (2x67). SSS 72. CSS 72 72
142 H Screen (Berkhamsted) 68 74
146 N Slater (Furness) 73 73, A Fuller (Roehampton) 73 73
149 G Carr (Milltown) 75 74, B Bayles (Bishop Auckland) 74 75.
150 B Jay (North Weald) 76 74, R Becht (Bel) 71 79
153 L Duncan (West Kilbride) 80 73, S Johnson (Telford Links) 75 78, F Evans (Newport Links) 78 75
154 C Screene (Hermitage) 78 76

OTHER SCOTS' TOTALS

155 J Rankine ( Haggs Castle)
158 K Brodie (Strathmore) 77 81 (T22)
159 Anna McKay (Crail GS) 78 81, A Mackenzie (East Renfrewshire) 75 84.
161 L McClymont (Milngavie) 79 82 (T31).
162 H Darling (Broomieknowe) 85 77 (T34).
163 E Hynd (Balbirnie Park) 82 81 (T36)
164 C Irvine (Craigielaw) 78 76 (T38)
165 C Griffiths (Aboyne) 85 80 (T40)
166 A Mitchell (Strathmore) 84 82 (T42)
169 S Ramsay (West Kilbride) 85 84, E Henderson (Loretto) 79 90 (T46)
171 C Wilson (St Regulus) 86 85 (T50)
172 R Foster (Turnberry) 83 89 (52nd)
173 J Taylor (Downfield) 84 89 (T53).

TO VIEW ALL THE FINAL TOTALS

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KILMACOLM OPEN DAY -- CATHERINE GARRETT HAS A HOLE IN ONE !!

Catherine Garret with Kilmacolm Ladies Captain Susan Reid
Despite the persistent rain all day, over 100 ladies braved the weather yesterday 11th August and played on the course which was in great condition. 
Many thanks to Liz Crichton and her team of helpers for all the excellent  organisation and hard work  before and during the day.
The prize winners are listed below and a special congratulations to Catherine Garrett of West Kilbride who had a Hole-In-One on the 2nd (her first hole in one!).  Just like Justin Rose at the Olympics yesterday !


Photos -- courtesy of Susan Reid - Click to enlarge
PRIZE WINNERS

1ST PRIZE:    Luisella Mosley (Balfron) and June Gordon (Douglas Park)  37 points (BIH)
2nd PRIZE:    Alyson  McGinnigle (Cowglen) and Carol McNally (Williamwood)   37 points
3rd PRIZE:     Liz McKendry (Dullatur) and Jenny Davidson (Kilmacolm)   36 points
4TH PRIZE :  Anne Judge and Sally Smyth (Ranfurly Castle)    32 points (BIH)

Nearest the Pin:
Silver:      Catherine Garrett with a Hole in One and partner Helen Craig (West Kilbride)
Bronze:   Irene MacSporran and Mary Erskine (Erskine)

Longest Drive:  
Silver :    Susan Tyne and Doreen Ferguson (Blairmore & Strone)

Bronze : Luisella Mosley (Balfron) and June Gordon (Douglas Park)

Thanks go to Ladies Captain Susan Reid for photos and report