Sunday, 21 May 2017

EILIDH BRIGGS WINS THE MUNROSS TROPHY AT MONTROSE

Eilidh Briggs 

Renfrewshire County Champion Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) shot a brilliant second round of five-under-par 68 over the Montrose Medal links course today (SUNDAY) to clinch a two-stroke victory in the 36-hole Munross Trophy open women's tournament.
Briggs had led the field at the end of the first round with a 71, finishing with birdies at the 14th and 15th, an eagle 3 at the 17th and a birdie at the 18th after running up a double bogey 6 at the 11.
With young Jillian Farrell (Cardross) and former Scottish champion Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw) shooting 69s in the afternoon, Briggs needed to be at her very best to hold the twin challenge at bay and she did so with her 68 (36-32).
Her second round, in fact, started inauspiciously with bogeys at the first and second but Eilidh slipped into top gear with birdies at the fifth and sixth and came storming home with birdies at the 10th, 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th.
Farrell finished second on 141 with MacDonald third on 144 and Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey) third on 145 (74-71).
New Aberdeenshire champion Molly Stewart (Murcar Links) tied for fifth place with the Angus title winner Gillian Paton on 146.

MUNROSS TROPHY WOMEN'S OPEN TOURNAMENT
Montrose Medal course.
Par 146 (2x73) SSS 73 CSS 73 73
LEADING SCORES
139 E Briggs (Kilmacolm) 71 68
141 J Farrell (Cardross) 72 69.
144 G MacDonald (Craigielaw) 75 69.
145 H McCook (Grantown on Spey) 74 71
146 M Stewart (Murcar Links) 73 73, G Paton (Royal Montrose) 73 73.
147 L Duncan (West Kilbride) 72 75, R Foster (Turnberry) 72 75
149 K Brown (Strathaven) 76 73, A McKay (Crail GS) 75 74. M Briggs (Kilmacolm) 72 77
150 R McIntyre (Carlisle) 72 78
151 J Mackintosh (Hazlehead) 75 76, E Hale (Troon Ladies) 74 77, E Henderson (Loretto School) 73 78.
153 C Taylor (Nairn) 78 75.
154 M Richmond (Strathaven) 76 78.
155 C Queen (Drumpellier) 77 78, P Wilson (Burntisland) 77 78, S Stichbury Gullane) 75 80.

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Donna Jackson in excellent form in the Renfrewshire County Spring Meeting

Donna Jackson
Donna Jackson (Troon Ladies) pictured above was in excellent form yesterday to win the scratch prize at the Renfrewshire County Spring Meeting at Ranfurly Castle.

She had a gross 74 which included birdies at the 8th, 11th and 17th. SSS 73, CSS 75

 To read the full report go to the RLCGA Website

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Scottish Golf PING Mixed Championship Qualifier at Douglas Park Golf Club

Janice and Callum with Lady Captain Christina
Callum Cooper and Janice Collins are presented with the Isobel Currie Trophy by
Ladies captain Christina Graham

26 couples took part in the Douglas Park Golf Club qualifier yesterday (Sunday) for the newly introduced Scottish Golf PING Mixed Championship, playing for their home club mixed Isobel Currie Trophy.
In dry, bright and breezy conditions, scoring was difficult for most of the field, but after all was done, the pair who managed to top the leader board were Janice Cullens and Callum Cooper (combined h’cap 19) with an impressive 41 stableford points!
The top three places were as follows:
  • Winners:       Janice Cullens & Callum Cooper: 41 pts
  • Runners-up: Carol & Lindsay Stuart: 36 pts
  • Third:             Christina Graham & Alistair Forrest:  35 pts
 Janice and Callum are now put forward as Douglas Park’s representatives, hopefully in the top 40 scoring qualifiers, for the National Final over the Queen’s Course at Gleneagles in September.
Thanks go to Alastair Forrest (DP Club Captain) for the report and photograph

AYRSHIRE COUNTY TEAM ANNOUNCED

The Ayrshire County Team for the County Jamboree at Hamilton Golf Club on 12th - 14th June is :

Audrey Thompson ( Loudoun Gowf Club )
Catherine Malcolm ( St. Cuthberts )
Emma Hale ( Troon Ladies )
Lorna Ronnie ( Kilmarnock Barassie )
Liz Wilson ( Kilmarnock Barassie )
Liz Keohone ( Loudoun Gowf Club)
Louise Duncan ( West Kilbride )
Jenny Linklater ( Largs)

Monday, 15 May 2017

DOUGLAS PARK - GETINTOGOLF LADIES OPEN EVENING SUCCESS




Following major publicity on social media and the delivery of 5000 flyers and 120 posters by 57 Douglas Park Ladies locally and further afield, 57 Ladies (yes honestly!) turned up at our Ladies Open Evening on Wednesday 10th May .

 Our guests spent a happy evening testing their golf skills on various fun activities set up by Professional Robert Irvine, had guided tours of the Golf Club, an information session followed by an excellent buffet by our Catering Manager - Lisa Cuthbert.
 The highlight, however was definitely the Safari Tour of the course by Drew McKechnie (Course Manager), suitably attired in his Safari hat and accompanied by assorted jungle beasts.

Sixteen Ladies so far have taken out Get into Golf Membership and lots of application forms have been requested.
Final uptake will be updated

CLICK HERE TO SEE SOME PHOTOS FROM THE EVENING

Slideshow of past photographs from the Ladies Section was shown to the visitors on the evening -- CLICK HERE

 Christina Graham (Douglas Park Ladies Captain)

DRAW FOR MUNROSS TROPHY

Draw for Munross Trophy - Sunday 21st May 2017

09.00/14.00 R McIntyre (C); G Paton (RML); C Queen (D)
09.10/14.10 E Henderson (Lgs); (J Grubb (MML); J Brown (Mon)
09.20/14.20 S Jackson (L); L Duncan (WK); J Farrell (Car)
09.30/14.30 H McCook (GR); E Briggs (K); C Robertson (Cl)
09.40/14.40 M Richmond (Stra); M Briggs (K); R Hunter (Lan)
09.50/14.50 C Wilson (StR); R Mathieson (H); K Brown (Stra)
10.00/15.00 P Wilson (B); O Veerasaksri (A); E Hynd (BP)
10.10/15.10 R Gallon (DHR); C McLaughlin (WK); H Braidwood (L)
10.20/15.20 L McClymont (M); J Mackintosh (H); Z Morton (AC)
10.30/15.30 E Hale (TL); C Taylor (N); E Docherty (Mo)
10.40/15.40 S Cameron (G); M Diamond (RP); C Griffiths (A)
10.50/15.50 H Scott (Br); M Stewart (ML); S McWilliam (A)
11.00/16.00 M Ashley (S); R Foster (T); V Thom (Kem)
11.10/16.10 M Gardner (LI); S Stitchbury (G); A McKay (Cr)
11.20/16.20 G Macdonald (Crl)
11.30/16.30

Abbreviation

A – Aboyne; AC – Auchterarder; B – Burntisland; BP – Balbirne Park; Br – Broomieknowe:
C – Carlisle; Car – Cardross; CL – Carnoustie Ladies; Cr – Crail; Crl – Craigielaw; D – Drumpellier;
DHR – Duff House Royal; G – Gullane; GR – Grantown on Spey; H – Hazlehead; K – Kilmacolm;
Kem – Kemnay; L – Ladybank; Lan – Lanark; Lgs – Loretto Golf School; LI – Linlithgow;
M – Milngavie; ML – Murcar Links; Mo – Moray; Mon – Monfieth; MML – Mercantile Ladies; N – Nairn;
RML – Royal Montrose Ladies; RP – Royal Portrush; S – Strathmore; StR – St Regulus; Stra – Strathaven;
T – Turnberry; TL – Troon Ladies; WK – West Kilbride

Renfrewshire County Team is announced

The Renfrewshire Team to play in the 2017 Inter-County Jamboree at Hamilton GC from 12th-14th June will be-
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm)
Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle)
Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle)
Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire)
Alyson McGinnigle (Cowglen)
Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle)
Liz Stewart (Greenburn)
Carol Whyte (Milngavie)
Res Julie Wilson (Williamwood)

The Renfrewshire Girls' Team to play in the Kennedy Salver at Clober GC on June 19th will be-
Hannah Carson (East Renfrewshire)
Caitlin Caulfield (Whitecraigs)
Emily Crusher (Eastwood)
Romy Erskine (Kilmacolm)
Niamh Kinney (Erskine)
Alison Macnab (Ranfurly Castle)
Heather Mushet (Elderslie)

Sunday, 14 May 2017

EILIDH BRIGGS FROM KILMACOLM IS TOP SCOT IN IRELAND

Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) finished as the leading Scot, in 12th place behind winner Maria Dunne (Skerries), in the Irish women's open amateur stroke play golf championship at Co Louth Golf Club today.
Eilidh  had rounds of 75, 76 and 76 for a total of eight-over-par 219.

IRISH WOMEN'S OPEN AMATEUR STROKE PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP
Co Louth Golf Club.
LEADING FINAL TOTALS
Par 219 (3x73) SSS 77 CSS 76 77
216 M Dunne (Skerries) 66 76 74
218 S Lamb (Clitheroe) 71 76 71, G Clews (Delamere Forest) 67 75 76
221 K O'Connor (Wales) 72 74 75, C Kauffmann (Germany) 69 76 76, L Bailey (Kirby Muxloe) 71 73 77
SCOTS' TOTALS
227 E Briggs (Kilmacolm) 75 76 76 (T12)
229 C Goadby (St Regulus) 76 76 77 (T16)
232 H McCook (Grantown on Spey) 78 79 75 (T22)
236 G MacDonald (Craigielaw) 77 78 81 (35th).

To read the full report go to KIRKWOOD GOLF WEBSITE

Saturday, 13 May 2017

RANFURLY CASTLE MIXED GREENSOMES



The Ranfurly Castle Mixed Greensomes is on Sunday 18th June 2017 . 

£15 A COUPLE - HALF THE COMBINED HANDICAP 
SGU VOUCHERS AND THE CHANCE TO WIN THE DAVID REID MEMORIAL TROPHY

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Loudoun Gowf Club Ladies Senior Open Day Tri- Am and Individual Open Days

LADIES SENIOR OPEN TRI AM  --- TUESDAY 20TH JUNE  2017
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LADIES OPEN DAY - MONDAY 4th SEPTEMBER 2017
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LESLEY LLOYD LEADS THE WEST VETS CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIERS AT RALSTON GOLF CLUB

78 ladies played in the Summer Meeting on Thursday 11th May in lovely weather and enjoyed the ‘apres golf’ alfresco !
The course looked splendid, although the ground conditions made it difficult to approach and hold the greens.
Helen Burnet -- Super Vet

Ann Shanks - Best Net Score 

The Heather Anderson Trophy was won by Lesley Lloyd with a gross 79, the Super Vet was Helen Burnet with a nett 73 but the biggest star was Ann Shanks with an amazing nett 68. The Division 2 winner was Gladys Rintoul ( nett 75 ) with runner-up Janette Stewart ( nett 76 ).

Go to the West vets Website to read more 


Friday, 12 May 2017

RANFURLY CASTLE OPEN DAY CHANGED TO A TRI AM



The Ladies Open Day is on 20th July, 2017 
LADIES OPEN DAY TRI AM    THURSDAY 20th JULY  2017 

ENTRY PER TEAM -- £24 
Entry forms ---  CLICK HERE 

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Lanarkshire Inter County Foursomes Qualifier

With very little sunshine but still in perfect weather for golf the qualifying round for the Inter County Foursomes was played at Crowwood Golf Club yesterday.
Results- Qualifiers for Finals at Cochrane Castle GC on Wednesday 7 June
Scratch Qualifiers
1 Marie Scott &amp & Allison Bell, Strathaven, 89
2 Shirley Dalrymple & Adelia McEwan, Hayston, 92
Reserves: Anne Lloyd, Hayston, & Pat Casey, Mount Ellen, 93 (bih)
Aileen Woodland, Strathaven, & Joan Anderson, Wishaw, 93
Lynne Williamson, Kirkhill & Gail Campbell, East Kilbride, 97 (bih)
Handicap Qualifiers
1 Joanne Holley & Marie Lowson, Strathaven 102 (28) 74
2 Margaret Allan, Hollandbush, & Susan Greenshields, Drumpellier, 97 (21) 76
3 Aileen Woodland, Strathaven, & Joan Anderson, Wishaw, 93 (16.5) 76.5 
4 Anne Lloyd, Hayston, & Pat Casey, Mount Ellen, 93 (15) 78
Reserves: Anne Sillars & Jan McMillan, Hayston, 100 (19.5) 80.5 BIH
Lesley Neill, Hamilton, & Dawn Warnock, Bothwell Castle, 107 (16.5) 80.5
Agnes McCall, Strathaven, &; Marion Craig, Strathaven, 101 (19.5) 81.5
Qualifiers for Commonwealth Spoons at Alyth GC on Monday 11th September. 
1 Joanne Holley & Marie Lowson, Strathaven, 74
2 Susan Greenshields & Margaret Allan 76 BIH
Reserves: Marie Scott & Allison Bell 76  
Aileen Woodland & Joan Anderson 76.5   

Monday, 8 May 2017

Renfrewshire County Foursomes Results

The 82 competitors (41 pairs) in today's County Foursomes at Williamwood continued to play in dry, sunny conditions even thought it was a bit chilly when the wind blew!!! The course was in excellent condition but many found it hard to control their approach shots into the green.

Alyson McGinningle (Cowglen) along with her partner Carol McNally (Williamwood) continued her winning streak from yesterday's West of Scotland Championship and they carded a gross score of 78 to win scratch.

Gill McLeod and Shona McVey (both Williamwood) finished 2nd with a gross score of 83.

Williamwood continued to dominate over the field with Gill Unick and Lorraine Morris taking 3rd place with a gross 83.

The handicap section was won by Gill Unick and Lorraine Morris (Williamwood) with a nett 69.5. 

Gill McLeod and Shona McVey were 2nd with a nett 71 and Alyson McGinnigle (Cowglen) and Carol McNally (Williamwood) finishing 3rd with a nett 72.5.

Well done to all the winners and competitors - judging from comments a good day was had by all. 

COUNTY FOURSOMES -- WILLIAMWOOD GOLF CLUB
MONDAY, 8 MAY 2017

ENTRANTS : 41 COUPLES

Scratch

1st​:  Alyson McGinnigle (5) – Cowglen​ / Carol McNally (6) – Williamwood - 78
2nd: ​Gill McLeod (12) – Williamwood​/ Shona McVey (12) – Williamwood  83(bih)
3rd​: Gill Unick (16) – Williamwood​ / Lorraine Morris (11) – Williamwood 83

Handicap

1st​:  Gill Unick (16) – Williamwood​ / Lorraine Morris (11) – Williamwood 69.5
2nd: ​Gill McLeod (12) – Williamwood​ / Shona McVey (12) – Williamwood 71
3rd: ​Alyson McGinnigle (5) – Cowglen​ / Carol McNally (6) – Williamwood 72.5

Sunday, 7 May 2017

RENFREWSHIRE'S ALYSON MCGINNIGLE IS THE 2017 WEST OF SCOTLAND CHAMPION


Alyson McGinnigle - 2017 West of Scotland Champion  and Handicap Trophy Winner
Alyson McGinnigle 


Emma Hale, Alyson McGinnigle and Susan Wood

Lorna McClymont and Alyson
Niamh Kenney and Romy Erskine - Renfrewshire Junior Team Winners

Ayrshire Team Award - Emma Hale, Lorna Ronnie, 
Liz Keohone (Captain) and Audrey Thompson

The West of Scotland Championship was played today on a beautiful warm and sunny day at Kilmarnock Barassie Golf Club. This is the first time in 4 years that it has not been postponed due to bad  weather.
The winner with a score of 76 was Renfrewshire's Alyson McGinnigle (Cowglen) with 76, BIH from, Ayrshire's Emma Hale,Troon Ladies, with Lanarkshire's Susan Wood Drumpellier in third place with 77. 
Alyson had a 2 under par inward half.
Alyson also won the Handicap Trophy. with a Net 71. D&A's Lorna McClymont, Milngavie, and Ayrshire's Elizabeth Wilson (Kilmarnock Barassie) won handicap vouchers with a Net 75 .
The Ayrshire team of Emma Hale, Audrey Thompson and Lorna Ronnie won the Senior team trophy while the Junior Team Trophy was won by the Renfrewshire team of Niamh Kinney(Erskine)  and Romy Erskine (Kilmacolm)
Jennifer Linklater (Ayrshire), Liz Stewart (Renfrewshire) and Catherine Garrett (Ayrshire) had 2s. 

LEADING SCORES --  -- SSS 75, CSS 76 
76 Alyson McGinnigle (Cowglen), Emma Hale (Troon)
77 Susan Wood (Drumpellier) 
79 Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm)
80 Lorna McClymont (Milngavie) Audrey Thomson (Loudoun Gowf)
81 Ruth Hunter (Lanark), Liz Stewart (Greenburn) 
82 Liz Wilson (Kilmarnock Barassie)

83 Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire), Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) Susan McGrenaghan (Mount Ellen), Lorna Ronnie (Kilmarnock Barassie) 

Thanks go to Jean Mcintyre for the report and photos

Friday, 5 May 2017

DOUGLAS PARK OPEN DAY GREENSOMES STABLEFORD


The Ladies’ Open  Greensomes  Stableford at Douglas Park Golf Club is on Friday 23rd June 2017
Tee Off Times 8am – 4pm
Entry Fee per Couple  £10
Event Details –  DPGC Ladies Open Notice

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Gillian's Saltire Appeal and Maggie's have been announced as the official charities of the 2017 Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open


 
AAMSO / Rolex Series  
 For immediate release
 Wednesday May 3, 2017
Official Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open Charities Announced
AAMSO Largs charity announcement
Press Release

Gillian's Saltire Appeal and Maggie's have been announced as the official charities of the 2017 Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.
Past Ryder Cup Captain and Scottish golfing legend Sam Torrance is a Gillian's Saltire Appeal ambassador, and was on hand at one of the charity's facilities in Largs, North Ayrshire, to make the announcement.
The Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open will be played at Dundonald Links, just a few miles down the Ayrshire coast, on July 13-16. The partnership with Gillian's Saltire Appeal and Maggie's means that the tournament will benefit two charities that make a real difference in the local area.
The two charities work closely together to provide support to people with cancer and those who care for them.
Gillian's Saltire Appeal is an Ayrshire-based charity, which provides and maintains respite accommodation for cancer sufferers, their families and carers in Ayrshire and other parts of Scotland.
Maggie's provides free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends, following the ideas about cancer care originally laid out by Maggie Keswick Jencks.  The charity now runs a network of 20 cancer care centres helping people to live well with cancer, including eight in Scotland.
Over the course of the tournament, both charities will have a presence on site at Dundonald, and will benefit from a wide range of fundraising opportunities.
Peter Adams, Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open Tournament Director said: "We're delighted to welcome both Gillian's Saltire Appeal and Maggie's as the tournament's official charities.
"It's very important to us that the tournament leaves a legacy in the local area, and with these two charities on board we can help to deliver really meaningful benefits to the local community."
Gillian's Saltire Appeal Co-founder, Les Ward, said: "The Gillian's Saltire Appeal is delighted to be partnering with Maggie's as official charities of this year's Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open at Dundonald.
Maggie's Logo"The funds raised during the iconic Scottish event will go a long way to improving and enhancing our properties in Largs and Millport, which we provide free of charge for cancer suffers from Maggie's centres and their families to enjoy some well-deserved holiday respite."
Maggie's Chief Executive, Laura Lee, said: "It is wonderful for Maggie's to have this opportunity to work with Gillian's Saltire Appeal and the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.
"The tournament provides a tremendous platform to drive awareness of how both charities help people live well with cancer, while also raising vital funds for Maggie's Glasgow.
"Maggie's relies solely on voluntary donations to run its network of 20 support centres across the UK and beyond, including eight in Scotland, and being part of this year's Scottish Open will undoubtedly make a difference to people with cancer, as well as their family and friends, across the West Coast of Scotland."
The Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open takes place at Dundonald Links in Ayrshire on July 13-16 2017. Fans can buy tickets to see some of the world's best golfers competing on the Ayrshire coast - including official Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open hospitality packages - at www.aamscottishopen.com/tickets

            

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

MAUREEN MITCHELL OF OLD RANFURLY IS THE NEW GREENLEES SECRETARY

The 2017 Greenlees Trophy matches are now underway -- You will find a link to the results on the RHS of this Website and in case you do not have the email address of  the new Greenlees Secretary Maureen Mitchell who has taken over from Anne Dunn the you can find it by also clicking on their as well.
You will also find a West of Scotland Link on the Kirkwood Golf Website where the results are available 

Monday, 1 May 2017

AYRSHIRE GIRLS WIN FRIENDLY MATCH AGAINST RENFREWSHIRE GIRLS


Ayrshire and  Renfrewshire Girls 
On Saturday 29th April, Ayrshire Girls played a friendly match against Renfrewshire Girls at  Skermorlie Golf Club 

Unfortunately the result was not so friendly as all Renfrewshire girls were beaten apart from Niamh Kenney (Erskine) who earned a well fought half! 
The Renfrewshire girls found the course tight and conditions tricky, but with some practice over the coming season, they shall look forward to a return match in the autumn.

Thanks go to June Kerr, Ayrshire Junior Convevor for organising the match and the tea in the Station Cafe afterwards.
Also thanks go to RLCGA Captain Gillian Kyle for the photo and report

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Friday, 28 April 2017

West of Spotland's Hazel MacGarvie and Eilidh Briggs have entered the Welsh Women's Open Stroke Play Championship

Six Scots have entered the Welsh women's open amateur stroke play championship at Ashburnham Golf Club over 54 holes from May 5 to 7.

They are:
Hazel MacGarvie (Troon Ladies)
Gemma Batty (Moffat)
Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw)
Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey)
Jennifer Saxton (Muckhart)
Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm).

There will be 11 Irish players in the field, including Curtis Cup and Vagliano Trophy team player Olivia Mehaffey who will be bidding to complete a hat-trick of Welsh victories, having won the title in 2015 and again in 2016.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

JILLIAN FARRELL WINS THE D&A COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP

Jillian Farrell

Jillian Farrell ( Cardross ) won the 2017 D&A Championship today at Dumbarton Golf Club beating last years Champion Lorna McClymont at the 18th in a close game.

Earlier in the semi -finals Jillian beat Laura McGeachy (Haggs Castle) 2/ 1, while in the other semi final Lorna beat Aileen Baker 2/ 1.

 The Marion Anderson Salver was won by Eleanor Starling who beat Janice Robertson on the 19th.

KIRSTEN BROWN WINS THE LANARKSHIRE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP


 Champion Kirsten Brown

Kirsten Brown (Strathaven), won the Lanarkshire County Championship today by beating Fiona Norris ( Hamilton) by  6&4. 
Some excellent golf was played this afternoon.  Fiona, in spite of having birdies at the 6th, 10th & 12th holes, lost to Kirsten who had birdies at the 2nd, 4th, 8th, 11th and 12th holes.  Kirsten was 4 under after 13 holes.  Fiona conceded the match on the 14th after losing her ball


Kirsten and Fiona Norris
Some excellent golf was played this afternoon.  Fiona, in spite of having birdies at the 6th, 10th & 12th holes, lost to Kirsten who had birdies at the 2nd, 4th, 8th, 11th and 12th holes.  Kirsten was 4 under after 13 holes.  Fiona conceded the match on the 14th after losing her ball.
Semi Final :
Fiona Norris beat Alyson Hendry 2 and 1
Kirsten Brown beat Susan Wood 1 hole
Both games were close. Fiona was 2 up after three but Alyson squared the match after 9. Fiona won the 13th and 17th to win 2 and 1. In the other match there was never more than 1 hole in it.

 Final: Kirsten Brown beat Fiona Norris 6/4

Mel Watt won the Bronze Championship

To read more go to the Lanarkshire County Website

Many thanks go to Jean Macintyre for the report and photos

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

LANARKSHIRE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

Alyson Hendry v Allison Bell
Click here to view Quarter Final photographs -
Click here to see 1st Round Photos -
CLICK HERE FOR QUALIFYING ROUND PHOTOS --
Courtesy of Jean MacIntyre

1st Round Results :
Fiona Norris bye
Ruth Hunter bt Angela Devine at 20th
Alyson Hendry bt Susan Halley
Allison Bell bt Marie Scott
Susan Wood bt Marion Brodie
Lesley Lloyd bt Kay Cherrie
May Hughes bt Katie Graham
Kirsten Brown bye 

Quarter Final Results:

Fiona Norris beat Ruth Hunter 5&4
Alyson Hendry beat  Allison Bell 4&2
Susan Wood beat Lesley Lloyd 1hole
Kirsten Brown beat May Hughes 6&5
Lesley Lloyd was  2 down after 14 but won the 15th and 16th to level the match then losing the 18th by just narrowly missing her putt. 
Semi Final Draw:

9.30 am Fiona Norris v Alyson Hendry
9.40 am Susan Wood v Kirsten Brown

The final will tee off at 2.00pm tomorrow Wednesday 26th April 

D&A COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP 2017

DRAW FOR COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP TUESDAY 25 APRIL 2017

Jillian Farrell (BYE)
9.00 Cathy Skinner v Margaret Nicolson
9.08 Liz McLean v Lynne Macdonald
Laura MGeachy (BYE)
Aileen Baker (Bye)
9.16 Coleen Brown v Ann Shanks
9.24 Caroline King v Lori Macdonald
Lorna McClymont (BYE)

DRAW FOR BRONZE CHAMPIONSHIP

9.40 Carole Hill v Janice Robertson
9.48 Eleanor Starling v Rae Strang.

Monday, 24 April 2017

FIONA NORRIS LEADS THE LANARKSHIRE COUNTY QUALIFIERS

On a dry, sunny but very windy day today the championship qualifying round was played on the Cawder Course at Cawder Golf Club. 
Congratulations to the leading qualifier Fiona Norris of Hamilton with a score of 80.
Kirsten Brown, Strathaven, was second qualifier with 81 while defending Champion, Susan Wood, Drumpellier qualified in third place with 82.

Also many congratulations to Jan McMillan leading qualifier in the Bronze Championship and to Kirsten Brown, winner of the Centenary Salver with the best net score of 78, BIH from Fiona Norris.

The Bronze Final between Jan and Melanie Watt will take place on Wednesday morning at 9.50am.
Championship draw
F Norris W.O
9.37 A Devine v  R Hunter
9.45 A Hendry v S Halley
9.52 M Scott v A Bell
10.00 S Wood v M Brodie
10.07  K Cherrie v L Lloyd
10.15 M Hughes v K Graham
10.22 K Brown W.O

Thanks go to Jean Macintyre for the report and photos

DOUGLAS PARK GOLF CLUB OPEN EVENING - ENTER A PRIZE DRAW

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The Ladies are holding an Open Evening at Douglas Park Golf Club on Wednesday 10th May 6pm -  8:30pm Great new packages to support all levels of golfers.
  • Tour the Facilities
  • Fun Golf Activities
  • Course Safari on integrated 9 hole course
  • Refreshments
  • Meet the Members
  • Coaching Tips from the Pro

Sunday, 23 April 2017

PAMELA PRETSWELL - LEADING SCOT

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Many congrats go to West of Scotland's Pamela Pretswell and Kylie Hendry in the Estrella Damm Mediterranean Ladies Open this week.
Pamela finished tied 5th with a last round of 67. Kylie finished well with a 67 also --
Scot Michelle Thomson  did well also with final round of 65 to finish in 15th place.
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EILIDH BRIGGS LEADING WEST OF SCOT PLAYER IN THE HELEN HOLM

Left to right: Shannon McWilliam, winner Linn Grant, third-placed Hollie Muse (picture by Elaine Farquharson-Black).
By COLIN FARQUHARSON

Aboyne teenager Shannon McWilliam finished second in the Helen Holm Scottish Women's Open Amateur Stroke Play championship at Troon today. The Swede player Linn Grant was the winner with an excellent final round of 72 over Royal Troon.

Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey) made it two Scots in the top 10 by sharing ninth place on two-over 218 with rounds of 72, 71 and 75.
Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) was the leading West of Scotland player

HELEN HOLM SCOTTISH WOMEN'S OPEN AMATEUR STROKE-PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP
LEADING TOTALS

par 216 (3x72). Rounds 1 and 2 at Troon Portland CSS 76 76). Round 3 at Royal Troon (CSS 76)
209 L Grant (Swe) 71 66 72.
214 S McWilliam (Aboyne) 69 70 75.
216 H Muse (West Lancs) 75 70 71, C Ryan (Ire) 72 72 72, A Forsterling (Ger) 68 73 75, A Linner (Swe) 72 69 75, A Wilson (Ire) 73 68 75.
217 M Stark (Swe) 72 69 76
218 E Henseleit (Ger) 72 71 75, H McCook (Grantown on Spey) 72 71 75.
Other Scots: 
223  E Briggs (Kilmacolm) 75 76 72,
224  H MacGarvie (Troon Ladies) 73 74 77.
225  T Mactaggart (Minto) 74 75 76,
226 K McIntosh (Broomieknowe) 77 77 72, K Wright (Stranraer) 78 74 74,
228 E Hale (Troon Ladies) 75 77 76, J Mackintosh (Hazlehead) 75 78 75,
229 G Paton (Royal Montrose) 76 74 79,

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Swede leads after 2nd Round of the Helen Holm Trophy

Swede Linn Grant leads from Shannon McWilliam with one round to go at "Helen Holm"

Aboyne teenager Shannon McWilliam held on to second place with a second-round 70 for 139 in the Helen Holm Scottish women's open amateur stroke-play championship at Troon.
But the leader has changed from the first day's Alexandra Forsterling (Germany) to a young Swede with Scottish blood in her veins, Linn Grant.
Forsterling slipped from 68 to a 73 and is joint third on 141.
Grant leads McWilliam by two shots at the top of the leaderboard with scores of 71 and 66 for 137.
Linn is descended from a former Scottish club pro based in Sweden.
She had no bogeys in her superb, tournament-low 66 in which she birdied five par-5 holes - by reaching them in two shots and two-putting - and her other birdie came at the par-4 17th in halves of 34-32.
McWilliam, who finished third two years ago when only 15. In fact in the 2015 "Helen Holm," she led the field with only six holes to go but Royal Troon's last few holes were too much for her.
Older, wiser and stronger, Shannon would have finished her second round over Troon Portland on level terms with leader Grant but the Aboyne 17-year-old bogeyed the short 16th and the long 18th after birdidieng the first, ninth, 11th and 12th to be four under par for the round with three to play.
Grantown on Spey's Hannah McCook is a second Scot in the leading 10 with a round to go. Her rounds at Troon Portland have been very steady - 72 and 71 for 143.
Reigning Scottish champion Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies), who works at Edinburgh Airport, was among those who failed to make the cut at 10-over-par 145.
Ailsa shot 76-85 for 161.



LEADING ROUND 2 SCORES
par 144 (2x72) SSS 77. CSS 76 76
137 L Grant (Swe) 71 66.
139 S McWilliam (Aboyne) 69 70.
141 A Wilson (Lurgan) 73 68, M Stark (Swe) 72 69, S Lamb (Clitheroe) 72 69, A Linner (Swe) 72 69, A Forsterling (Ger) 68 73.
143 H McCook (Grantown on Spey) 72 71, G Price (Bude and N Cornwall) 72 71.
144 C Ryan (Castletroy) 72 72
145 H Muse (West Lancs) 75 70, O Winning (Rotherham) 71 74.
146 A J Williamson (Royal Cromer) 74 72, G Clews (Delamere Forest) 73 73, A Fuller (Roehampton) 73 73, L Bailey (Kirby Muxloe) 72 74, A Krauter (Ger) 72 74, M Lewis (St George's Hill) 71 75.
147 B Wallin (Swe) 75 72, A Nobilio (Ita) 74 73, L T Hansen (Den) 74 73, H MacGarvie (Troon Ladies) 73 74, K Lund (Nor) 70 77.
SELECTED SCORES
148 C Goadby (St Regulus) 74 74 (T25)
149 T Mactaggart (Minto) 74 75 (T29)
150 G Paton (Royal Montrose) 76 75 (T37)
151 E Briggs (Kilmacolm) 75 76 (T46)
152 K Wright (Stranraer) 78 74, E Hale (Troon Ladies) 75 77 (T53).
153 J Mackintosh (Hazlehead) 75 78 (T58)
154 K McIntosh (Broomieknowe) 77 77 (T63)

MISSED THE CUT (154 and better qualified for final round)
157 C Taylor (Nairn) 82 75, S Wood (Drumpellier) 80 77, G Batty (Moffat) 79 78.
160 G MacDonald (Craigielaw) 78 82
161 L Duncan (West Kilbride) 81 80, A Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) 76 85.

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HELEN HOLM AT TROON
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Friday, 21 April 2017

PAMELA PRETSWELL LEADS THE SCOTS IN THE ESTERELLA DAMM MEDITERANEAN LADIES OPEN

Pamela Pretswell
West of Scotland's Pamela Pretswell leads the 8 Scots that have made the cut at Estrella Damm Mediterranean Ladies Open on the European Ladies Tour 
Kylie Henry also has a fantastic round of 64 
To read the full report  go to the -- KIRKWOOD GOLF WEBSITE

ABOYNE TEENAGER LYING SECOND IN HELEN HOLM DESPITE DOUBLE BOGEY SIX

GOLF COPY AND SCORES
CREDIT CAL CARSON GOLF

Aboyne's Shannon McWilliam, third in the event at the age of 15 in 2015, is lying second, one shot off the pace, with a three-under-par 69 opening round at Troon Portland in the Helen Holm Scottish women's open amateur stroke play championship at the Ayrshire venue.

She birdied the par-5 first and the fifth, then suffered a double bogey 6 at the seventh before a 2 at the short eighth enabled her to turn in one-under-par 35. Shannon, pictured, had a bogey-free inward half of 34 with another 2 at the short 10th and a 4 at the par-5 11th.
McWilliam was the clubhouse leader when she finished but later
Germany's Alexandra Forsterling took the lead with a 68 after bogeying the 13th, 14th and 18th in halves of 32-36.
Alexandra started with an eagle 3 at the par-5 first and then birdied the fifth, seventh, 11th and 12th, at which point she was six under par with six to play. She did get one more birdie, at the long 15th, but the three late bogeys kept her within striking distance of McWilliam.
Twice winner of the "Helen Holm," Olivia Winning (Rotherham) is well in the mix with a 71 (37-34).
There were disappointing scores by Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 75, Scottish champion Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) 76, former Scottish title-holder Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw) 78, Gemma Batty (Moffat) 79 and Isobel Wardle (Prestbury) 83.

HELEN HOLM SCOTTISH WOMEN'S OPEN AMATEUR STROKE PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP
First two rounds Troon Portland, final round Royal Troon.
FIRST ROUND LEADERBOARD
par 72
68 A Forsterling (Ger)
69 S McWilliam (Aboyne).
70 K Lund (Nor)
71 M Hoogeboom (Ned), O Winning (Rotherham), L Grant (Swe), M Lewis (St George's Hill).
72 S Lamb (Clitheroe), H McCook (Grantown on Spey), E Henseleit (Ger), A Krauter (Ger), M Stark (Swe), G Price (Bude and N Cornwall), L Bailey (Kirby Muxloe), C Ryan (Ire), A Linner (Swe).
73 A Fuller (Roehampton), B Moresco (Ita), L-M Humphreys (Stoke by Nayland), A Wilson (Ire), M Martin (Ire), P Grant (Ire), C Casey (Ire), H McGarvie (Troon Ladies).
74 A Laker (Frilford Heath), A Nobilio (Ita), T Mactaggart (Minto), B Garton (Royal Lytham), E Price (Cleobury Mortimer), C Louis (Bel), A J Williamson (Royal Cromer), C Goadby (St Regulus), E Codet (Fra), P Roussin-Bouchard (Fra), J Sepers (Ned), H Screen (Berkhamsted).
75 E Briggs (Kilmacolm), J Ross (Ire), K O'Connor (West Byfleet), C Don (Ita), C Liautier (Fra), J Mackintosh (Hazlehead), H Muse (West Lancs), I Holpfer (Aut), E Hale (Troon Ladies), J Engstrom (Swe), B Wallin (Swe).
76 A Summers (Carnoustie Ladies), A L Otten (Ger), G Paton (Royal Montrose), R Morris (Woodsome Hall).
77 E Slater (Gog Magog), K McIntosh (Broomieknowe), L Brunt (Royal Birkdale), M Garland (Selby), S Sexton (Ire), M Lawrence (Rochester and Cobham), A Fanali (Ita), K Gillum (Lilleshall), M Claisse (Fra), L Bagnoli (Ita).

SELECTED SCORES
78 A Bailey (Kirby Muxloe), E Goodall (Selby), S Fuller (Roehampton), G Macdonald (Craigielaw), K Wright (Stranraer).
79 G Batty (Moffat)
80 S Wood (Drumpellier).
81 L Duncan (West Kilbride).
82 C Taylor (Nairn).
83 I Wardle (Prestbury)

Monday, 17 April 2017

WEST OF SCOTLAND GIRLS MEDAL AT TROON PORTLAND - JILLIAN FARRELL LEADS THE WAY

Development Competition Prizewinners:

Troon Medal Results-Sunday 16th April-
1st Silver Nett: Rachel Foster,Turnberry. (6) 72
2nd Silver : Katie Graham ,Hamilton (14) 75bih
1st Bronze : Jodie Graham, Hamilton(29)75
Scratch : Jillian Farrell, Cardross 76

CSS 75 : Great scores on a wet and cold day - well done to all 12 girls who played.

Our Development Par 3 9 hole competition also went ahead today with 10 girls playing.
Results:
7-8 Age Group :
1st: Katie Scannell (Strathaven) 50
2nd : Katie Thyne ( Caldwell)

9-10 Age Group:
1st: Ella McGrath (Caldwell) 59
2nd: Annabelle Massey (Strathaven)

11 Age Group:
1st: Katie Ronnie (Barassie) 46
2nd: Mia Thyne ( Caldwell)
3rd : Neve Marshall (Cathkin Braes)

12-13 Age Group:
1st: Lindsay Main ( Strathaven) 45
2nd: Kirsten Alexander (Strathaven)
3rd: Sophie McGrorty (Elderslie)

Our thanks to Troon Ladies for courtesy of their courses and clubhouse today - as always the ladies support to our association is fantastic.

Thanks go to Allison Bell (West of Scotland Girls) for results and photo 

Friday, 14 April 2017

KILMACOLM'S EILIDH BRIGGS WINS THE RENFREWSHIRE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP



Conditions were testing for the final day of the County Championship and Irvine Trophy.
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Championship

The first of the RLCGA Championship semi-finals was between defending champion Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) and Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle). 
Denise was 1 up on the turn but Eildih fought back on the back nine to win 2&1. 
Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) and Liz Stewart (Greenburn) contested the other semi-final - this was a very close game with Gillian running out eventual winner on the 17th by 3&1.

A fairly large number of Renfrewshire County ladies turned out to support the two finalists - Eilidh Briggs and Gillian Kyle
This too was a close game with some superb golf being played by both players. However with Eilidh having 5 birdies and Gillian just missing a couple of putts Eilidh finished off the match at the 15th.


End of tie at the 15th with Pollok House in the background

Championship Results :
Semi Finals :
Eilidh Briggs(Kilmacolm) beat Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle) 2/1
Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) beat Liz Stewart (Greenburn) 3/1

Final:

Eilidh Briggs beat Gillian Kyle 4/3


Eilidh with County Captain Gillian (Runner Up)
and Linda Anderson winner of the Irvine Trophy

Irvine Trophy

The final of this competition was between Lesley Anderson (Caldwell), playing in her first County competition and Linda Anderson (Erskine).

Vice Captain June Lockhart refereed this match and reported that both ladies played exceptionally well and Linda eventually won the match 4&3.


RLCGA would like to thank Pollok Golf Club for their hospitality and warm welcome to all the ladies who played over the three days.
Also many thanks go to Alistair Dobbie - Pollok Captain who presented the prizes.

The prizewinners were:

Peggy Clark Trophy - Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) - gross 69 + 3 = 72 net (bih)

2nd Net - Anne Judge (Ranfurly Castle) - gross 82 - 10 = 72 net
3rd Net - Lesley Anderson (Caldwell) - gross 97 - 34 = 73 net

Scratch Winner - Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) - 69

Championship Winner - Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm)
Championship Runner-up - Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire)

Semi-Finalists - Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle)
Liz Stewart (Greenburn)

Irvine Trophy Winner - Linda Anderson (Erskine)

Runner up - Lesley Anderson (Caldwell)

Thanks go to Sandra Littlejohn for the report 

LADIES TRI AM AT POLLOK GOLF CLUB


On Finals day of the Renfrewshire Ladies' County Championship it is fitting to announce that Pollok Golf Club is holding a Tri Am Ladies Open Day to celebrate their 125th Anniversary.

The event is on the 30th June 2017 and if you would like to download an entry form and enter a team then CLICK HERE 

Thursday, 13 April 2017

KILMACOLM'S EILIDH BRIGGS MARCHES THROUGH TO SEMI FINALS OF THE RENFREWSHIRE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP

Renfrewshire County title holder Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm)  won both her ties today in convincing manner to progress through to the semi final stages of the County Championship at Pollok Golf Club today.

In the morning she won by 8&7 against Elaine Robb (Milngavie) and in the afternoon, and with pretty tough weather conditions, Shirley Back (Gleddoch) had the unenviable task of playing the "in form" Eilidh  and lost 7&6.


In the quarter finals the remaining 3 games were all very close with two of the games going to the 18th: Julie Wilson (Williamwood) lost to Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle); and Alyson McGinnigle (Cowglen) lost to Liz Stewart (Greenburn). Taking 19 holes to determine their outcome the Scottish Vets team mates Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) eventually beat Donna Jackson (Troon Ladies).


1st Round Results


Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) beat Elaine Robb (Milngavie) 8&7

Shirley Back(Gleddoch) beat Carol McNally (Williamwood) 4&3
Julie Wilson (Williamwood) beat Elizabeth Hale (Caldwell) 5&4
Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle) beat Fiona Cameron (Cowglen) 2 Up;
Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) beat Marion Stewart (Kilmacolm) 6&5
Donna Jackson (Troon Ladies) beat Carol Whyte (Milngavie) 7&6
Alyson McGinnigle (Cowglen) beat Anne Judge (Ranfurly Castle) 4&3
Liz Stewart (Greenburn) beat Sara McCorkell (Williamwood) 2&1

Quarter Final Results


Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) beat Shirley Back(Gleddoch) 7&6

Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle) beat Julie Wilson (Williamwood) 1up
Liz Stewart (Greenburn) beat Alyson McGinnigle (Cowglen)  1Up
Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) beat Donna Jackson (Troon Ladies) at the 19th

In the Irvine Trophy, (Handicap) the game between Lesley Anderson (Caldwell) also went to the 18th where she beat Fiona Armour (Renfrew). Sophie Kyle (East Renfrewshire) was beaten by Linda Anderson (Erskine) 5&4.


Tomorrow's semi-final draw times are as follows:


0930 E. Briggs (Kilmacolm) v Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle)

0938 G. Kyle (East Renfrewshire) v Liz Stewart (Greenburn)

The final will be played in the afteroon and tee off is 1400 hours.


The Irvine Trophy Final will also be played tomorrow:


0950 Lesley Anderson (Caldwell) v Linda Anderson (Erskine).

RENFREWSHIRE CHAMPIONSHIP FIRST ROUND TIES

Conditions were not quite as bad as yesterday’s Renfrewshire County qualifier in this mornings match play ties, but still very cold and windy.

Game 1
Eilidh Briggs v Elaine Robb
Eilidh won over Elaine by 8 and 7.

Elaine played steady golf but Eilidh birdied the 3rd, 7th and 9th. With the exception of the 8th Eilidh parred the remaining holes during their match.

Game 2
Shirley Back v Carol McNally
Shirley beat Carol 4 and 3.

Both played some mixed golf and although Carol put up a good fight, Shirley dug-in and eventually manage to win.

Game 3
Julie Wilson v Elizabeth Hale
Julie beat Liz 5 and 4.

The front nine was pretty close with Julie being two up on the turn. Both missed scoring opportunities on the back nine with Liz losing out in the end.

Game 4
Fiona Cameron v Denise Cowan
Denise beat Fiona by 2.

This was Fiona’s first time in the knock-out stages and although a closely contested match Denise ran out winner in the end.

Game 5
Gillian Kyle v Marion Stewart
Gillian beat Marion 6 and 5.

Both played steady on the way out with Gillian being one up after eight. However, Gillian’s length proved too strong for Marion on the back nine.

Game 6
Carol Whyte v Donna Jackson
Donna beat Carol 7and 6.

Carol played steady but Donna’s parr golf for the front nine was enough to win the match.

Game 7
Alyson McGinnigle v Anne Judge
Alyson beat Anne 4 and 3.

Game 8
Sara McCorkell v Liz Stewart
Liz beat Sara 2 and 1.

This was probably the closest game in this round. Sara was 3 up at one point but Liz pulled it back to all square at the 15th and then won the next two holes to win the match.