Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Scottish Women's Amateur Championship --   Enter Now





The Scottish Women's Amateur Championship returns to Elie for the first time since 1975 with the opportunity to enjoy five days of golf on Fife's glorious East Neuk from 5 - 9 June. 

This historic national event, first played in 1903, is the pinnacle of the women's amateur game in Scotland, with fun, friendship and competition on one of the country's most enjoyable links courses. Elie is less than an hour's drive from Edinburgh, Perth and Dundee and is located just 12 miles from St Andrews. 

At £50 entry fee, you are guaranteed three rounds including your practice round, with the top-32 qualifying for the top flight match play stages, and the next 16 players earning a place in the Clark Rosebowl. 

Or, you can simply enjoy two rounds of stroke play if you opt not to compete in the match play stages later in the week. 

Entries close on Monday 7 May with a handicap limit of 20.

 CLICK HERE TO ENTER

Lanarkshire County Championship Results 


1st Round 
Susan Wood beat Jennifer Wiles 
Lesley Lloyd beat Angela Devine 
A Hendry w/o from L Niall
Ruth Hunter beat Joan Allan 
Fiona Norris beat Anne Cameron 
Justine Fulton beat Susan McGrenaghan 
May Hughes beat Elaine Morris 
Kirsten Brown beat Marie Scott 

Quarter Final 
Susan Wood (Drumpellier) beat Lesley Lloyd (Hayston) 2&1 
Alyson Hendry ( Hamilton ) beat Ruth Hunter (Lanark) 4&3 
Justine Fulton (Hayston) beat Fiona Norris ( Hamilton) 1 up 
Kirsten Brown (Strathaven) beat May Hughes (Lanark) 6&5

Draw for tomorrow's semi finals 
9.15 Susan Wood v Alyson Hendry 
9.25 Justine Fulton v Kirsten Brown S


D&A County News -- Championship and Winter Foursomes Finals 



D&A Championship took place at Cardross Golf Club on 9-11 April and was won by Lorna McClymont (Milngavie). She beat Lori Macdonald (Cardross) by 5/4. The Bronze Championship won by Rae Strang (Cardross) who beat Barbara Cunningham (Hilton Park) on the 18th. 

 The Winter Foursomes was (eventually) concluded after quite a number of rescheduled matches over the course of the latter rounds which were all weather and snow related.

The final was contested by Lorraine Campbell (Cardross) and Laura McGeachy (Haggs) against Lynne Macdonald (Cardross) and Rae Strang (Cardross) and Lorraine and Laura won 4&3

The match was played over the Clober Golf Course on Saturday 14th April. 
Captain Anne Colthart refereed both finals

Thanks go to Lorraine Campbell for the report and photographs by Jenny Gough 

Shannon McWilliam, Connie Jaffrey and Chloe Goadby chase Curtis Cup Selection


 Shannon McWilliam is in the mix for Curtis Cup selection. Picture: Ian Walton/Getty

By Martin Dempster (Scotsman) 

It was thought that Scotland’s leading female amateurs could be the main beneficiaries of Scottish Golf becoming a unified body and that certainly seems to be true.
 Two years after having no complaints whatsoever about failing to have a representative in the Great Britain & Ireland team for a Curtis Cup match in Ireland, Scots are definitely in the mix for the side that will defend that trophy at Quaker Ridge in June.

Aboyne’s Shannon McWilliam and Connie Jaffrey of Troon Ladies would appear to be the best bets to earn spots on a team that will once again be captained by Aberdonian Elaine Farquharson-Black, with a third player, Chloe Goadby of St Regulus, also having given the selectors food for thought with some strong performances recently.

With only eight spots up for grabs in a team due to be announced on Thursday, it would be a tremendous result if two Scots get the nod, giving the game a huge boost in its birthplace in the countdown to the Solheim Cup at Gleneagles next year.

The absence of Leona Maguire, the world No 1, due to the fact she is about to embark on her professional career, is a blow to Farquharson-Black, but the GB&I captain will have have been encouraged by players such as McWilliam, Jaffrey and Goadby all 
showing a hunger to be involved in this contest.

Monday, 23 April 2018

Coronation Foursomes celebrates historic year 


Women and girls from golf clubs across Great Britain and Ireland are being encouraged to join over 25,000 golfers in entering the 2018 Coronation Foursomes to celebrate the 65th anniversary of this iconic event. 

The R&A is continuing its drive to encourage more women and girls into playing golf, with the Coronation Foursomes growing to become one of the largest domestic golf participation events. 

A ‘New Tradition’ encapsulates a theme which will run throughout this year’s historic event and will celebrate the camaraderie, companionship and friendly competition that women and girls have enjoyed over the last 64 years. 
To read more go to the R&A Website

Susan Wood leads the Qualifiers in the Lanarkshire County Championship 




Susan Wood, Drumpellier, was the leading qualifier with a 77 over Lanark GC today in the Lanarkshire County Championship Qualifier.

The leading qualifier in the Bronze Championship was Christine Paterson, Strathaven with 96 
SSS 74 CSS 76 

Leading Qualifiers Championship:

1 Susan Wood 77 
2 Kirsten Brown 78 
3 Fiona Norris 80 
4 Ruth Hunter 85 
5 Alyson Hendry 86 
6 Justin Fulton 87 
7 May Hughes 87 
8 Lesley Lloyd 88 

Draw 
9.00 S Wood v J Wiles 
9.07 A Devine v L Lloyd 
9.15 A Hendry v L Neill 
9.22 J Allan v R Hunter 
9.30 F Norris v A Cameron 
9.37 S McGrenaghan v J Fulton 
9.45 M Hughes v E Morris 
9.52 M Scott v K Brown

 Some photos from the Qualifying Round -- Courtesy of Jean Macintyre

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Essex girl Lily May Humphreys (16) wins "Helen Holm" at Troon 



Report and photo by Ed Hodge (Scottish Golf)


Essex girl Lily May Humphreys (Stoke by Nayland Golf Club) dashed home hopes at the Helen Holm Scottish Women’s Open Championship at Royal Troon, securing another notable title at Royal Troon.

With joint overnight leader Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne), St Regulus’ Chloe Goadby and first round leader Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey) all in the hunt going into the final 18 holes, there were genuine hopes of a first Scottish winner in the event since Heather Stirling 16 years ago. 

But the wait goes on as reigning English women’s amateur champion Humphreys, who only turned 16 years old last month, claimed another prestigious prize with a narrow one-stroke win over Goadby. 

Humphreys now looks a certainty to be named in the Great Britain and Ireland Curtis Cup team, announced on Wednesday, while the likes of McWilliam and Goadby will hope they have done enough to impress on-looking captain Elaine Farquharson-Black. 

Humphreys finished on nine under par 207 after a superb closing four-under 68 in the breezy conditions, helped by a hat-trick birdies from the seventh, with two further birdies at 12 and 13 ultimately proving decisive. 

Humphreys said: “It means a lot as I had lost form and recovered it for this event. I didn’t know about Chloe’s score until the 11th, but saw her holing putts everywhere, so was pleased to hold on. “It’s great to have my game under control again. I think this is my biggest win, beating an international field. I felt if I could win this, then I had a chance for the Curtis Cup. My chances are up, but I don’t know whether I will get in.” 


Chloe Goadby receives the runners up badge from Royal Troon Captain Alasdair Cameron -- Photo courtesy of Elaine Farquharson Black 


Goadby, in the group in front, just couldn’t reel Humphreys in, with her bogey at the par-3 17th seeing her slip two shots behind. A birdie at the last for her own 68 put pressure on Humphreys but she held on for glory. “I’m happy with that,” said the University of Stirling’s Goadby. “I had my strategy set out and plotted my way round to try and get in the mix. Dropping a shot at 17 was probably the only putt that didn’t drop all day, but I made up for it with the birdie on 18. 
“Royal Troon has beaten me up before, so I just tried to take my birdie chances when they came. If you told me at the start of the week I would finish on eight under and in second place I would have been happy.” 

Defending champion Linn Grant, whose grandfather, James Grant won the Scottish boys champion in 1958, from Sweden finished third on seven under par – with the Swedes taking the team title by a shot over Scotland – with McWilliam finishing on five under. 
McWilliam had raced out of the blocks with three birdies in the first five holes to hit the front, but a double bogey at the sixth and then a shank out of bounds onto the railway tracks at the 11th proved her undoing. The Aboyne 18-year-old player who has now secured three top-five finishes in the last four years in the Helen Holm, said: “I played well enough bar two holes. I didn’t feel the pressures of the (Curtis Cup) selectors watching and I just have to wait and see now.” 

Six Scots finished inside the top 10, with McCook tied sixth, Gemma Batty (West Linton) ninth and Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) and Jasmine Mackintosh (Hazlehead) sharing 10th. 


FINAL TOTAL par 216 (3x72) 

Leading Scores

207 L M Humphreys (Stoke by Nayland) 71 68 68. 
208 C Goadby (St Regulus) 72 68 68 
209 L Grant (Sweden) 69 69 71 
211 S McWilliam (Aboyne) 69 69 73. 
212 I Wardle (Prestbury) 71 69 72. 
215 H McCook (Grantown on Spey) 67 75 73, L Malchirand (Fra) 71 70 74. 
216 A Linner (Swe) 71 71 74 
218 E Briggs (Kilmacolm) 74 73 71, J Mackintosh (Hazlehead) 77 67 74 

Other Scots:

222  K Brodie (Strathmore) 73 71 78, 
226 M Richmond (Strathaven) 75 77 74 
227 M Doyle (Portarlington) 77 72 78 
229 H Darling (Broomieknowe) 76 76 77, L McClymont (Milngavie) 76 76 77, 
230 T Mactaggart (Minto) 77 74 79,  
232 K Beveridge (Aboyne) 77 77 78,  G Macdonald (Craigielaw) 76 73 83 
233 J Saxton (Muckhart) 80 75 78, 
234 M Fraser (Powfoot) 73 80 81,  K McIntosh (Broomieknowe) 77 75 83 
240  L Fraser (Kingsknowe) 79 76 85
Retired: H MacGarvie (Troon Ladies) 76 ret. 

TEAM EVENT 
425 Sweden 
426 Scotland (S McWilliam, H McCook) 
436 England 
455 Ireland

CLICK HERE FOR FULL LIST OF SCORES 

CLICK HERE FOR ALL PREVIOUS WINNERS

SUPPORT BELLE ROBERTSON IN THE RE ARRANGED DATE FOR SW/S PIONEERS IN SPORT LUNCH





The re-arranged date for the Scottish Womens in Sport Pioneers in Sport lunch, is now confirmed as Sunday 6th May 2018, at Glasgow Hotel, Paisley Road, West, Glasgow.



Karen Maxwell, Belle Robertson and Anne Wilson

This is the inaugural event for the SW/S Hall of Fame and will see eight amazing women inducted into our virtual Hall of Fame -- Belle Robertson will be representing Women's Golf

Our eight also include 4 amazing past pioneers who richly deserve recognition, Edna Neillis, Helen Graham, Marjorie Langmuir and Isabel Newstead along with 4 current leaders in sport, who will be named on the day, who continue to break down barriers to enable women and girls to participate in all the many different roles in sport.

Join us for pre-lunch drinks at 2.30, which will be followed by a luxury afternoon tea, prior to the presentations.


If you’re looking for inspiration on how to break down barriers to girls and women taking part in sport, whether at school, club or NGB level then this conference is for you. Join us on Friday 8th June, 9.30am for registration. We look forward once again to welcoming you to RBS Gogarburn, Edinburgh to unlock key barriers such as lack of opportunity and access to pathways for development, unsupportive cultural perception, underdeveloped environment and facilities, unpopular image and low visibility.

CLICK HERE to register

Ranfurly Castle Open Day Entry Form

LADIES OPEN TRI-AM COMPETITION THURSDAY 19TH JULY 2018 
ENTER IN THREES £30 per TEAM
MAXIMUM HANDICAP ALLOWANCE
30 NOVELTY PRIZES
Starting Times from 9.00am to 3.00pm

Entry forms can also be down loaded from Ranfurly Castle Website

 Application Form with Entry Fee and Time Preferred to
 Mrs Marion Munro, 4 Kilallan Avenue, Bridge of Weir,PA11 3PW

COWGLEN OPEN DAY TRI AM

COWGLEN GOLF CLUB LADIES SECTION OPEN TRI-AM COMPETITION
FRIDAY 6th JULY 2018 10.00 a.m. to 3.00p.m.
ENTRY FORM ENTRY FEE: £24 per team

CLICK HERE FOR YOUR ENTRY FORM

The West of Scotland Championship


The West of Scotland Championship will be played at Balmore Golf Club on Sunday 13th May from 8.30 am. The handicap limit is 15.
To view and if you wish, to download a copy of the entry form please click on the following link: CLICK HERE 
To enter online please click on the following link: CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE ENTRY
Methods of forwarding the £10 entry fee will be forwarded to you by e mail.

Saturday, 21 April 2018

 Prestwick St Nicholas Open Day


Prestwick St Cuthbert Open Day Friday 18th May --- 18 and 9 hole competitions

£10 to enter or £25 for roll and drink on arrival and 2 course meal after golf.
They cannot guarantee a warm day but they can guarantee a warm welcome at St Cuthbert.

LADIES SENIOR TRI AM OPEN DAY

🏆 Ladies Senior Tri-am
📆 Tuesday 19th June 2018
⏰ Tee times from 8am- 2pm
📍Loudoun Gowf Club, red tees
💷 £24/team
Entry forms can be downloaded from our website lLoudoungowfclub.co.uk.

Perfect for your annual ladies outing. 

7 Scots in top 20 going into the final round over Royal Troon


Shannon McWilliam with caddie


By Colin Farquharson

First-round leader Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey) fell back to joint sixth place with a 75 for two-under 142 in the second round of the 54-hole Helen Holm Scottish women's open amateur stroke-play championship, the first two rounds of which are over Troon Portland and Sunday's final round over Royal Troon's Open championship links.

Title-holder Linn Grant (Sweden), whose grandfather James Grant won the Scottish boys championship in 1958 before turning pro and taking a club post in Sweden, and Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne) lead the field on six-under 138. 

Grant has had a pair of 69s while McWilliam, who was runner-up to the Swede 12 months ago, also had the same scores. Torphins 18-year-old McWilliam is chasing a place in the GB and I Curtis Cup team which will be announced next week. Team captain Elaine Farquharson-Black has been in the gallery at Troon Portland over the first two days. 

ROUND 2 LEADERS Par 144 (2x72) 

138 Linn Grant (Swe) 69 69, Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne) 69 69. 
139 L M Humphreys (Stoke by Nayland) 71 68 
140 C Goadby (St Regulus)72 68, B Wardle (Prestbury) 71 69 
141 L Malchirand (Fra) 71 70 
142 H McCook (Grantown on Spey) 67 75, P Grant (Lisburn) 74 68, A Linner (Swe) 71 71 
143 G Domez (Fra) 74 69 
144 J MacKintosh (Hazelhead) 77 67, K Brodie (Strathmore) 73 71 
145 G Batty (West Linton) 75 70 
146 I Holpfer (Austria)
147 I Walsh (Castlewarden) 78 69, C Walsh (Castlewarden) 76 71, J Baker (Gosforth Park) 74 73, E Briggs (Kilmacolm) 74 73, E Slater (Gog Magog) 73 74, I Holpfer (Austria) 73 73 
148 A Cernousek (Fra) 78 70, M Garland (Selby) 76 72, L Vrain (Fra) 76 72, C Martin (Fra) 72 76 

OTHER SCOTTISH SCORES 
149 G MacDonald (Craigielaw) 149
151 T Mactaggart (Minto) 77 74 
152 K McIntosh (Broomieknowe) 77 75, L McClymont (Milngavie) 76 76, H Darling (Broomieknowe) 76 76,  Molly M Richmond (Strathaven) 75 77, 
153 M Fraser (Powfoot) 73 80
154 K Beveridge (Aboyne) 77 77 
155 J Saxton 80 75 (Muckhart), L Fraser (Kingsknowe) 79 76 

SCOTS WHO MISSED THE CUT (155 and better qualified for final round) 
157 R Foster (Prestwick St Nicholas) 83 74 
159 S Wood (Drumpellier) 79 80 
161 C Griffiths (Aboyne) 80 81 
164 K Wright (Stranraer) 80 84 
165 E Logie (Buckpool) 81 84 
168 J Rankine (Haggs Castle) 85 83

 Retired: H MacGarvie (Troon Ladies) 76 ret. 

CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE SCORES AND LIVE SCORING FROM DAY 3

Friday, 20 April 2018

Hannah McCook's seven-birdie 67 gives her a two-shot lead at end of 'Helen Holm' first round at Troon Portland 


 
Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey) - pictured -- came in late on the day with an excellent, seven-birdie round of five-under-par 67 to knock Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne) and title-holder Linn Grant (Sweden) off their perch as joint leaders in the clubhouse at the Helen Holm Scottish women's open amateur stroke-play championship, writes Colin Farquharson

 The first two rounds are played over Troon Portland with the leading 66 and ties from a field of 113 after Saturday's second 18 holes going on to contest the final round over the testing Royal Troon Open championship links on Sunday. 

HELEN HOLM SCOTTISH WOMEN'S OPEN AMATEUR STROKE-PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP 
First two rounds at Troon Portland; final round at Royal Troon 
Leading Scores: 

FIRST-ROUND LEADING SCORES Par 72 

67 H McCook (Grantown on Spey) 
69 S McWilliam (Aboyne), L Grant (Swe). 
71 L Malchirand (Fra), A Linner (Swe), M Griffaut (Fra), L M Humphreys (Stoke by Nayland), I Wardle (Prestbury). 
72 C Goadby (St Regulus), C Martin (Fra) 73 C Leathem (Wilmslow), M Fraser (Powfoot), K Brodie (Strathmore). A Dawson (Peel), B Garton (Royal Lytham), E Slater (Gog Magog), I Holpfer (Austria) 

Other Scottish Scores:

74 Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm)
75 G Batty (West Linton),  M M Richmond (Strathaven), 
76 G MacDonald (Craigielaw), H Darling (Broomieknowe),  H MacGarvie (Troon Ladies),  L McClymont (Milngavie). 
77 T Mactaggart (Minto), M Wood (Woodsome Hall), J Mackintosh (Hazlehead),  K Beveridge (Aboyne),  K McIntosh (Broomieknowe). 
79  L Fraser (Kingsknowe), S Wood (Drumpellier), 
80 J Saxton (Muckhart), K Wright (Stranraer),  C Griffiths (Aboyne). 
83 M Ashley (Strathmore), R Foster (Prestwick St Nicholas),  
84 E Hale (Troon Ladies) 
85 J Rankine (Haggs Castle) 


Thursday, 19 April 2018


SAVE THE CHILDREN MIXED FOURSOMES  2018

Save the Children have spaces available for their Annual  Mixed Foursomes Golf Competition which will be held at Glenbervie Golf Club on the 4th September 2018

Entry fee is £35.00 per team. 


Maximum Handicap awarded on day of competition (36)

Please contact Louise  Fiermonte  on 07786981176 or l.fiermonte@savethechildren.org.uk for more information." 


CLICK HERE FOR ENTRY FORM

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

LANARK OPEN DAY STABLEFORD COMPETITION



CLICK HERE TO ENTER ONLINE

Lorna Ronnie is the 2018 Ayrshire County Champion

Lorna Ronnie -- 2018 Ayrshire Ladies County Champion

1st Round

Lesley Barker (Kilmarnock Barassie) beat Louise Duncan (Troon Ladies (W/O)
Jane Finnie (Troon Ladies) beat Liz Keohone (Loudoun Gowf) 5/4
Pauline Patrick beat Roz Purdom 4/3
Lorna Ronnie beat Audrey Thomson (Loudoun Gowf) 3/2
Sharon Lambie beat Jenny Linklater (Largs) 4/3
Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) beat Emma Thomson 5/4
Joanne Sharp beat Jocelyn Faris 5/4
Catherine Garret (West Kilbride) beat Helen Craig (West Kilbride) 1 up

Quarter Finals

Jane Finnie beat Lesley Barker 5/4
Lorna Ronnie beat Pauline Patrick 4/3
Alex Glennie beat Sharon Lambie 3/2
Catherine Garrett beat Joanne Sharp 2/1


Semi Final  - Wednesday 18th April

Jane Finnie lost to Lorna Ronnie
Alex Glennie beat Catherine Garrett

Final - Wednesday 18th April

Lorna Ronnie (Kilmarnock Barassie) beat Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) 1 up

Ping Scottish Mixed Championship at East Kilbride

 Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, PING are once again supporting the Scottish Mixed Championship with the final taking place over the Queen’s Course at Gleneagles on 17 September.

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Connie Jaffrey Earns Academic All Big 12 Honour


Kansas State senior women's golfer Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) picked up 2017-18 Academic All-Big 12 honors, the conference office announced this week. 

To read more CLICK HERE

Monday, 16 April 2018

Louise Duncan Leads The Ayrshire Championship Qualifiers at Western Gailes 


The Ayrshire Ladies’ County Golf Association County Championship was played at Western Gailes today.
SSS 73,  CSS 76  (reduction only.)

The top qualifier for this years Championship is Louise Duncan, West Kilbride, who scored an excellent 78. Second qualifier is Jenny Linklater, Largs, who scored 81. 

Handicap winners were -
 Silver
1st Joanne Sharp, Barassie, 84 - 9 = 75
2nd Emma Thomson, Loudoun, 90 - 12 = 78
 Bronze
1st Margaret Gillies, West Kilbride, 109 - 22 = 87

CLICK HERE for all the results

The final is due to tee off on Wednesday at 2pm, spectators welcome.

West of Scotland Girls Medal over Troon Portland


West Girls with West Chairwoman Jenny Gough

Troon Portland Medal:

Results (15/4/18) CSS 75
Scratch: Megan Docherty (Bishopbriggs) 86

Silver Nett :
1st: Jodie Graham (Hamilton) (18) 72
2nd: Orla Rooney (Cowglen) (20) 76 (bih)

Bronze Nett:
1st: Cristina McCracken (Troon Ladies) (30)73
2nd: Lindsay Main (Strathaven) (31) 78
Well done girls

Report by Allison Bell.

Adult / Junior Open Day at Paisley Golf Club

  


Paisley Golf Club are  delighted to host their first Adult / Junior Open on Sunday 6th May


To enter, please click the link and we’ll be back in touch with your tee-time. I look forward to another great day at the club. Don’t miss out!!! 

To enter -- email Andy Carlton or telephone 0141 884 4114

Sunday, 15 April 2018


Swedish 1-2 in Irish U18 Girls Open Stroke Play: Louise Duncan top Scot in eighth place finish 


By Colin Farquharson 

In tough, wet conditions, Scotland's highest place finisher was Louise Duncan (West Kilbride), pictured, in eighth place on 225 with rounds of 76, 72 and 77 - eight strokes behind the winner who scored 69, 74 and 74 for a four-over-par total of 213.


Strathmore's Kirsty Brodie was the next best Scot in share of 13th place with scores of 72, 75 and 80 for 227. Hannah Darling (Broomieknowe), youngest ever Scottish girls champion at the age of 13 last year, finished on 232 with scores, like Brodie, getting worse as the rainfall increased. Hannah had rounds of 73, 78 and 81.

Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle) was 2 shots behind on 234 with rounds of 74,80,80. 
Jennifer also had a HOLE IN ONE at the 10th in the first round. 

IRISH U18 GIRLS OPEN AMATEUR STROKE PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP
Roganstown Golf and Country Club FINAL TOTALS par 213 (3x71)

217 K Arwefjall (Sweden) 69 74 74
218 L Rydqvist (Sweden) 70 70 78
220 M Bechtold (Germany) 72 70 78
222 E Lewis (England) 72 70 80, S Witt (Germany) 70 74 78
223 A Otten (Germany) 72 74 77
224 E Fagersten (Sweden) 76 71 77
225 L Duncan (Scotland) 76 72 77
226 A Bergsdottir (Iceland) 74 77 75, D Modder (Netherlands) 72 72 82, C Eisenbeiss (Germany) 71 83 72, N Joyce-Moreno (Ireland) 71 77 78 227 F Tynan (Wales) 73 78 76, R Belsham (England) 72 80 75, K Brodie (Scotland) 72 75 80, C Whitehead (England) 72 73 82, C Horder (Germany) 71 78 78
228 L Walsh (Castlewarden) 73 77 78, E Svensson (Sweden) 71 77 80
229 D Harry (Wales) 76 76 77, C Worby (Wales) 74 73 82

OTHER TOTALS
232 H Darling (Scotland) 73 78 81.
234 H Lockley (Wales) 75 80 79, J Rankine (Scotland) 74 80 80
235 K Lanigan (Hermitage) 77 75 83, A Foster (Elm Park) 76 76 83, B Coulter (Kirkistown Castle) 74 75 86
236 K Dwyer (Rossmore) 78 76 82, L Bramwell (Wales) 75 79 82, E Willis (Wales) 73 79 84
237 S Byrne (Douglas) 78 77 82
238 E Thorne (Elm Park) 77 78 83, T Bjerkelo (Norway) 73 80 85
251 A McVicker (Belvoir Park) 76 79 96

 For all the Scores -- Click Here

Saturday, 14 April 2018

EILIDH WINS RENFREWSHIRE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP  FOR THE SIXTH TIME


Eilidh Briggs - 2018 RLCGA Champion



Renfrewshire Finals day at the 2018 County Championship proved very challenging to all competitors for the Championship Semi-Finals and the Irvine Trophy (Handicap) Final in yesterday morning with heavy rain and extremely wet/tough conditions underfoot. 

 -- CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE RLCGA WEBSITE FOR PHOTOS AND VIDEO 

 Championship Semi-Finals 

Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) played Liz Stewart (Greenburn). Eilidh played some phenomenal golf considering the conditions and was 5 under over 10 holes making life extremely difficult for her opponent Liz. -- Eilidh won 9 and 8.


Alyson McGinnigle (Cowglen) played Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) in the second semi-final. This was a closely contested match with both players demonstrating excellent golf under difficult conditions. Gillian eventually won the match on the 18th.

 Irvine Trophy (Handicap) Final

 This final saw Jan Macnab (Ranfurly Castle) play Morag Little (Whitecraigs). As the rain continued to fall, conditions became very tough for both players but their standard of golf remained very high. It was a tightly contested match with Jan eventually winning on the 18th hole. 

Championship Final 

Although it was dry overhead for the afternoon thriller between Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) and Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) the conditions underfoot remained challenging. The front 9 was closely contested with a number of birdies from both players.
Eilidh, however, triumphed over Gillian in the back 9 winning the match on the 15th hole.
Eilidh was 4 under par and Gillian 1 over par when she finally won the title for the 6th time.

CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHPLAY RESULTS 
Played over Haggs Castle Golf Course - Friday 13th April

Handicap Semi Final
Doreen Mainds lost to Jan Macnab 2/1 
Morag Little beat Carol McNally 1up

Championship Semi Finals
 Eilidh Briggs beat Liz Stewart 9&8
Alyson McGinngle lost to Gillian Kyle 1dn

Handicap Final
Jan MacNab beat Morag Little 1up

Championship Final
Eilidh Briggs beat Gillian Kyle 4/3

Thursday, 12 April 2018

RENFREWSHIRE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHPLAY RESULTS

Played over Haggs Castle Golf Course - Thursday 12th April

Championship First Round

Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) beat Tracy Masterton (to Milngavie) 6/5
Linda McDougall (Greenock) lost to Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle) 2/1
Liz Stewart (Greenburn) beat Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) 6/5
Carol Whyte (Millngavie) beat Brenda Conway (Renfrew) 7/6
Donna Jackson (Troon Ladies)  lost to Gillian McGinlay (Troon Ladies) 6/4
Alyson McGinnigle (Cowglen) beat Shirley Back (Cowglen) 4/3
Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) beat Gillian McLeod (Williamwood) 5/4
Julie Wilson (Williamwood) lost to Beth Paterson (Eastwood) 1up

Championship Quarter Final (pm)
Eilidh Briggs beat Denise Cowan 4/3
Liz Stewart beat Carol Whyte 2/1
Gillian McGinlay lost to Alyson McGinnigle 4/3
Gillian Kyle beat Beth Paterson 3/2

Handicap First Round
Doreen Mainds (Troon Ladies) beat Sophie Kyle (East Renfrewshire) 1up
Maureen Mitchell(Cathcart Castle) lost to Jan Macnab (Ranfurly Castle) 2/1
Morag Little (Whitecraigs) beat Anita McMillan (Erskine) 2 /1
Sara Bishop (Kilmacolm) lost to Carol McNally (Williamwood) 6/5

Handicap Semi Final 
Doreen Mainds lost to Jan Macnab 2/1 
Morag Little beat Carol McNally 1up 

Championship Semi Finals - tee off times Friday 13th April 

9:30 Eilidh Briggs v Liz Stewart 
9:38 Alyson McGinngle v Gillian Kyle  

Handicap Final - tee off time Friday 13th April

 9:46 Jan MacNab v Morag Little

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

EILIDH BRIGGS IS THE TOP QUALIFIER IN THE RENFREWSHIRE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER AT HAGGS CASTLE





58 ladies played over Haggs Castle GC In the 2018 County Championship Qualifier under difficult conditions with The 2017 Champion Eilidh Briggs sweeping the board with a 2 under par 71 She also has retained the Peggy Clark Trophy by having the best  net score of 74 !



SSS 73, CSS 76 (Reduction Only) 

Championship Leading Qualifiers

71 Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacom)
79 Donna Jackson (The Ladies Golf Club Troon)
81 Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire)
82 Liz Stewart (Harburn)
83 Carol Whyte (Milngavie), Julie Wilson (Williamwood)
84 Alyson McGinnigle (Cowglen)
85 Linda McDougall (Greenock)
86 Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle)
87 Shirley Back (Gleddoch)
88 Beth Paterson (Eastwood)
89 Brenda Conway (Renfrew), Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle), Gillian McLeod (Williamwood)
91 Gillian McGinlay (The Ladies Golf Club Troon)
92 Tracy Masterton (Milngavie)

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 GROSS SCORES 
HANDICAP SCORES

CHAMPIONSHIP DRAW  TOP 16 QUALIFIERS 
HANDICAP DRAW - BEST 8 NET QUALIFIERS 

LORNA MCCLYMONT WINS THE D&A COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP 


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Tuesday, 10 April 2018

2016 TITLE HOLDER LORNA MCCLYMONT WINS THROUGH TO SEMI FINAL OF THE D&A CHAMPIONSHIP

The semi finals and final of the D&A County Championship at Cardross  and the final of the Bronze Championship take place tomorrow Wednesday 11 April 2018. 

Quarter final Results 

Lorna McClymont beat Karen Maxwell 
Fiona Rattray beat Claire Hargan  
Caroline King beat Ann Shanks 
Lori MacDonald beat Lorraine Campbell

Semi Finals 

9.00 Lorna McClymont (Milngavie) v Fiona Rattray (Douglas Park)
9.10 Caroline King v Lori MacDonald 

Finals of both Championships 
 1.30 Championship – 
 1.40 Bronze Champtionship – Barbara Cunningham v Rae Strang

IRELAND WIN THE MARY MCKENNA TROPHY IN STYLE

The Irish and the Scots

Ireland senior women's team scored a 10-2 victory over their Scottish Veteran Ladies Golf Association in the annual Mary McKenna Trophy match yesterday Sunday 9th April at Royal Belfast Golf Club. 
The Irish went 3points ahead by taking the four-ball foursomes 3.5-0.5 and emphasised their superiority by taking the singles 6.5-1.5

Lorna McKinley (Midland) scored the Scots only victory, beating Laura Webb 4 and 2. 
One other Scot had a day to remember - Frances Millar (Northern), who had a hole in one in halving her singles match against Helen Jones. 

The Winning Irish Team with Valerie Hassett (Ennis) Captain and The Mary McKenna Trophy

MARY McKENNA TROPHY MATCH Royal Belfast Golf Club. 

IRISH SENIOR WOMEN 10, SCOTTISH VETS 2 

Results: 

Four-ball foursomes (3.5-0-5) Irish names first 
Sheena McIlroy and Laura Webb bt Sheena Wood (Northern) and Elaine Moffat (Midland) 2 and 1 Suzanne Corcoran and Gertie McMullen bt Gillian Kyle (West) and Lorna McKinley (Midland) 1 hole. 
Catherine Reilly and Mary MacLaren halved with Fiona De Vries (Midland) and Lesley Lloyd (West). 
Helen Jones and Margaret McAuliffe bt Frances Millar (Northern) and Jennifer Bryan (Midland) 2 and 1. 

Singles (6.5-1.5) 
McMullen bt Lloyd 3 and 2. 
Jones halved with Millar 
McLaren bt Kyle 3 and 2 
McAuliffe bt De Vries 2 holes. 
McIlroy bt Wood 5 and 4. 
Corcoran bt Moffat 1 hole. 
Reilly bt Bryan 4 and 2 
Webb lost to McKinley 4 and 2.

D&A COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIERS

Leading Handicap Scores


The D&A County Championship qualifier took place over Cardross yesterday.

The best score of the day was Lorna McClymont (Milngavie) with a 76 (2) 74 

Monday, 9 April 2018

A FIRST FOR JOANNA

Joanna D'onghia has a Hole in One

Aboyne Golf Club member Joanna D'onghia was celebrating on Saturday 7th April after scoring her first Hole-in-One.

Joanna was playing in the Spring Meeting competition at Aboyne when she aced her tee shot on the Par 3 8th Hole (139 yards).

A 19-handicapper, Joanna used her 5 wood off the tee. Her playing partners were Anne Harper and Carmeen Eakin.

MANY CONGRATULATIONS JOANNA

Saturday, 7 April 2018

INTERCOUNTY FOURSOMES AND COMMONWEALTH SPOONS QUALIFIER

D&A held this inter County Foursomes Qualifier on Tuesday 3rd April at Douglas Park Golf Club. Unfortunately the weather conditions were extremely bad that day which resulted in the scores being high
 The best score of the day was by local player Fiona Rattray partnered by Lori MacDonald from Cardross.
 
SCRATCH
Lori MacDonald, Cardross/Fiona Rattray DP 92
Shiela Steele, HP/ Margaret Stewart HP 94 BIH
Reserves: Marion Mason, Milngavie/Davina Lavery, Milngavie 94

HANDICAP
Mandy Allan, Milngavie/Laura Robinson, Milngavie 98 – 18 – 80
Rona Agnew, Cardross/Ann Shanks, Dumbarton 96 – 15.5 – 80.5
Marion Mason, Milngavie/Davina Lavery, Milngavie 94 – 10.5 – 83.5
Joyce McGregor, Balmore/ Morag McFarlane, Balmore 107 – 22.5 – 84.5 BIH
Reserves: Liz McLean, Dumbarton/Karen Haggarty, Dumbarton 103 – 18.5 – 84.5
Lynne MacDonald, Cardross/Rae Strang, Cardross 106 – 20.5 – 85.5

COMMONWEALTH SPOONS QUALIFIERS
Mandy Allan/Laura Robinson
Ann Shanks/Rona Agnew
Marion Mason/Davina Lavery
Sheila Steele/Margaret Stewart
Reserves: Joyce McGregor/M. McFarlane Liz McLean/ K. Haggarty

Friday, 6 April 2018

Under-16 Welsh rising star Ffion wins Scottish Girls' Open title at Monifieth

By COLIN FARQUHARSON 

Top Welsh teenage prospect Ffion Tynan, a member at Minchinhampton Golf Club and a GB and I Junior Vagliano Trophy team player, won the Scottish Girls Open championship by two strokes at Monifieth Links today.

 She also finished the leading Under-16 years player.

 Ffion's final round of five birdies also included a double bogey 6 at the 15th but her scores of 74, 72 and 72 for one-under-par aggregate of 218 over a par 73 women's course saw her run out a comfortable from two English players who were ahead of her at the start of the last day.

Rosie Belsham (Whitley Bay) and Natasha Slater (Ulverston) shared second place on 220. Rosie had scores of 72, 73 and 75, Natasha 73, 72 and 75. The highest placed Scot was Carmen Griffiths (Aboyne) who had rounds of 80, 69 and 78 for sixth place on 227.

She was the fourth best U16 player and had two birdies, seven bogeys in her final round.

 SCOTTISH U18 GIRLS OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP Monifieth Links

LEADING FINAL TOTALS par 219 (3x73). SSS 75 CSS 77 74
218 F Tynan (Minchinhampton) 74 72 72.
220 R Belsham (Whitley Bay) 72 73 75, N Slater (Ulverston) 73 72 75 221 C Whitehead (Carus Green) 78 71 72
226 E Lewis (Knowle) 80 70 76.
227 C Griffiths (Aboyne) 80 69 78.
228 B Bayles (Bishop Auckland) 78 74 76, C Heath (Huddersfield) 77 74 77 229 H C Getsdottir (Ice) 83 74 73, K Sibley (Carlisle) 78 78 74, C Neilson (Alvaneu Bad) 77 75 78.

OTHER SCOTS' TOTALS 

231 H Darling (Broomieknowe) 81 75 75, L Duncan (West Kilbride) 80 76 75, L McClymont (Milngavie) 77 74 80, K Brodie (Strathmore) 77 72 82 (T13).
233 E Hynd (Elmwood) 76 78 78 (T23)
234 E Henderson (Loretto) 78 78 78 (T28)
245 G Crawford (Gullane) 82 81 82 (T54)
246 J Taylor (Downfield) 82 73 91 (57th)

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

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EILIDH BRIGGS WINS THE WHITTINGHAM TROPHY BY 3 SHOTS

By COLIN FARQUHARSON

Scot Eilidh Briggs followed up her ninth place finish in a big field at the Delamere Comboy Scratch Cup the previous weekend by winning the next big 36-hole open event on the English amateur women's golf calendar, the Whittington Trophy, at Whittington Heath Golf Club by three strokes this week. 

Eilidh, who plays off +3 at Kilmacolm Golf Club, had rounds of 70 and 73 for a total of one-under-par 143. The course SSS is 73 for women and the CSS for this tournament was 75 for the first round and 74 for the second.

Eilidh is pictured with the trophy and Whittington Heath Golf Club's lady president Mrs Jean Hulme.
The Scot got one hand on the trophy with an excellent opening round of two-under-par 70 and five under the CSS. That gave Eilidh a two-stroke lead from Poppy Finlay who dropped out of the picture with a second-round 84 while Eilidh went on to return a 73 for a three-strong victory from Morgan Thomas (76-70) and Caitlin Evans-Brand (74-72.

 LEADING TOTALS par 144 (2x72) SSS 73. CSS 75 74
143 Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 70 73 -
146 Morgan Thomas (Beau Desert) 76 70,  Caitlin Evans-Brand (Yelverton) 74 72
148 Gemma Allman 74 74.
151 Holly Haslam 79 72, Melissa Wood 79 72.
152 Rhian Barton 78 72, Alexandra Giles 76 76
153 Louisa Tarn 80 73, Aimee Sawyer 79 74.
155 Ellie Darnell 77 79.
156 Poppy Finlay 72 84
158 Harriet Evans 78 80.
 59 Rebecca Dean 81 78, Olivia Jay 77 82.
160 Ciara Kelly 84 76. 161 Victoria Turner 81 80

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

R AND A FOUNDATION SCHOLARS TOURNAMENT

In the  the R and A Foundation Scholars' 54-hole tournament, Northern Ireland's Chloe Ryan, a student at a Madrid college, overtook leader Gemma Batty (Stirling) with a final round over the Old Course of 73, four fewer than Gemma. Ryan totalled 218, highlighted by birdies at the 12th, 13th and 17th in her final round.
Batty had a disastrous final round of 77 which included double bogeys at the 14th and 15th.
Hazel MacGarvie (Stirling) finished third on 223.

R AND A FOUNDATION SCHOLARS TOURNAMENT
First two rounds over Eden Course (par 70); Third round over Old Course, St Andrews (par 72)


WOMEN
218 C Ryan (N Ireland) 73 72 73
220 G Batty (Stirling) 74 69 77
223 H MacGarvie (Stirling) 72 75 76
226 J Ross (Queens, Belfast) 78 73 75
227 L Van Veggel (St Andrews) 75 77 75
233 C Walsh (Maynooth) 78 82 73.
234 M Dowling (Maynooth) 82 78 74
235 J Saxton (Stirling) 80 77 78
236 M Doyle (Maynooth) 82 73 81
237 P Brown (Stirling) 83 76 78, E M Laws (Stirling) 76 79 82
238 C Casey (Maynooth) 82 80 76, L Walton (Loughborough) 79 80 79.
239 M Danielsson (St Andrews) 81 79 79
240 S Burke (Ulster) 75 86 79

JENNIFER RANKINE WINS WEST GIRLS MEDAL AT GLASGOW GAILES

The 19th Hole

17 girls played in tough conditions yesterday (Monday  2nd April)  at a very cold and windy Glasgow Gailes. Fortunately it stayed dry and all the girls seemed to enjoy the experience. The lounge was noisy with chatter afterwards which was a good sign! Our thanks go to Glasgow Gailes for their warm welcome and courtesy of the course.

Scores - SSS and CSS still to be confirmed
Scratch winner - Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle)-72 (even with going out of bounds with her opening tee shot!)

Silver winner-Sophie Murphy (Clydebank)  90-18=72
Silver runner up-Kittie Maslanka (Kirkhill)  89-16=73

Bronze winner-Jennifer Lynagh (Caldwell)  105-35=70
Bronze runner up-Orla Rooney (Cowglen)  99-24=75

Thanks go to Allison Bell for the report and photograph

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Stirling students Hazel and Laird win Scottish student titles at Lossie


By COLIN FARQUHARSON

Stirling University's Hazel MacGarvie from Troon and Englishman Laird Shepherd, recent winners of the individual titles at the BUCS West of Scotland Trophy students' tournament at Western Gailes, staged a repeat performance today (Tuesday) at the 96th Scottish student golf championships over the wet and windy Moray Golf Club links at Lossiemouth.

MacGarvie, a first-year student and past winner of the Scottish U18 girls championship, won by six strokes at the end of 72 holes which she covered in 73, 67, 70 and 74 for an impressive eight-under-par total of 284.

WOMEN
par 292 
284 H MacGarvie (Stirling) 73 67 70 74
290 L Van Vegell (St Andrews) 73 75 69 73
295 G Batty (Stirling) 76 73 70 76
299 K Brown (St Andrews) 76 73 70 76
300 J Mackintosh (NE College) 74 73 70 83
301 C M Boa (UHI) 81 75 70 75
303 P Brown (Stirling) 79 72 76 76, M Fraser (Stirling) 76 74 71 82
313 S Woodhouse (Strathclyde) 77 75 82 79

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Friday, 23 March 2018

HAZEL MACGARVIE - RUNAWAY VICTORY AT WESTERN GAILES IN WEST OF SCOTLAND STUDENT TROPHY

Hazel MacGarvie and Laird Shepherd


by Colin Farquharson -

Scotland's Hazel MacGarvie and England's Laird Shepherd, both from Stirling University, secured dominating victories on Wednesday 21st March at a windswept and wet Western Gailes links in the BUCS West of Scotland Trophy students' tournament over 54 holes.

 MacGarvie, a former Scottish U18 girls champion from Troon and a first year student at Stirling, had a commanding six-shot lead going into the final round. She shot 77, equalling the best women's score in the difficult, including two birdies to claim a 10-stroke victory with a total of seven-over-par 220 (+7).

It was an impressive first Student Tour victory for MacGarvie against a strong field.

 In second place was Kirsten Brown from St Andrews University. She also signed off with a 77, thanks to a birdie at the last hole, to hold off the Irish challenge of Meadhbh Doyle from Maynooth University in Ireland. Doyle also finished with a 77.

 A CSS of 76 (reduction only) on the par 71 course shows how difficult the final-round conditions were. In the women's team event, Stirling 1’s line-up, consisting of MacGarvie, Gemma Batty and Chloe Goadby, won by 12 shots from runners-up Maynooth.

 Laird Shepherd, who is the reigning Scottish Universities champion, led going into the final round by only one stroke shot but increased his lead over the field with a fine one-under-par front nine, which included birdies at the first, fourth and seventh.

WEST OF SCOTLAND STUDENTS TROPHY SCOREBOARD
Western Gailes Golf Club, Ayrshire

TOTALS WOMEN

220 H MacGarvie (Stirling) 69 74 77.
230 K K Brown (St Andrews) 78 75 77
231 M Doyle (Maynooth) 78 76 77 232, E Metcalfe (Maynooth) 75 74 73
233 M Fraser (Stirling) 75 76 82 234 C Goadby (Stirling) 75 76 83
235 G Batty (Stirling) 79 76 80 237, P Brown (Stirling) 84 70 83, K Brodie (Scottish Golf) 76 73 88
241 L Duncan (Edinburgh) 74 75 92
245 L Van Veggel (St Andrews) 74 79 92
249 F Clark (St Andrews) 77 78 94

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Wednesday, 21 March 2018

SCOTTISH VETS TEAM SELECTED FOR THE MARY MCKENNA TROPHY IN IRELAND

Team for the SVLGA match v Ireland at Royal Belfast 7th - 9th April 2018 

Jennifer Bryans EAST
Fiona De Vries MIDLAND
Gillian Kyle WEST
Lesley Lloyd WEST
Lorna Mckinlay MIDLAND
Frances Millar NORTHERN
Elaine Moffat MIDLAND
Sheena Wood NORTHERN

Reserves: Donna Jackson WEST
                  Linda Allan MIDLAND

Captain : Ellie Whyte

HAZEL MACGARVIE LEADS BY SIX IN STUDENT WOMEN'S GOLF TITLE RACE


From Colin Farquharson

Hazel MacGarvie (Stirling University) extended her lead at the top of the West of Scotland Trophy students' golf tournament leaderboard to six shots after a three-over -par second round of 74 at Western Gailes Golf Club yesterday (Tuesday). 
 

A couple of birdies helped the former Scottish U18 girls champion from Ayrshire to reach the 15th in level par , before four dropped shots over three holes threatened to allow the rest of the field back into the competition. However, MacGarvie, pictured left, bounced back to birdie the last and ensure that the competition is in her hands heading into Wednesday's final round.

Behind MacGarvie is a packed leaderboard with three competitors sitting at seven over par 149 – Kirsty Brodie (Scottish Golf), Ireland's Eleanor Metcalfe (Maynooth University) and Louise Duncan (Edinburgh University).
 
The round of the day, however, came from Stirling University’s Penny Brown, who used an eagle at the par 5 sixth to underpin a one under par 70, ensuring that she made the cut for the final day’s play.
 
In the women's team competition, the Stirling I team continue to lead at 294, five strokes clear of their second team, and nine strokes clear of third-placed Maynooth I 
 

WOMEN
143 H MacGarvie (Stirling) 69 74.
149 K Brodie (Scottish Golf) 76 73, E Metcalfe (Maynooth) 75 74, L Duncan (Edinburgh) 74 75.
151 C Goadby (Stirling) 75 76, M Fraser (Stirling) 75 76.
153 K K Brown (St Andrews) 78 75, L Van Veggel (St Andrews) 74 79.
154 P Brown (Stirling) 84 70, M Doyle (Maynooth) 78 76.
155 G Batty (Stirling) 79 76, F Clark (St Andrews) 77 78.
+Players with 155 and better qualified for final round.

WOMEN'S TEAM LEADERS
294 Stirling 1. 299 Stirling 2. 303 Maynooth 1.304 St Andrews 2. 330 Bournemouth 1.
347 St Andrews 3.