Friday, 25 September 2009

Civic Reception is great end to Centenary Celebrations

 Provost Councilors and LLCGA Officials- click to enlarge Provost Russell Clearie, Councilors and LLCGA Officials
Hon President, Provost and Captain- click to enlarge Honorary President Margo Bauer, Provost Russell Clearie and Captain May Hughes with rose bowl

All attending- click to enlarge Photograph shows the full group who attended

Many thanks to South Lanarkshire Council for the above photographs.

The Civic Reception given by South Lanarkshire Council to mark the Centenary of LLCGA was much enjoyed by those members who attended. We were made most welcome by Provost Russell Clearie , the councilors and council staff. Following an excellent meal with good wine Provost Clearie gave a short speech then presented LLCGA Officials with small gifts and our Association with a very nice suitably engraved crystal rose bowl . Captain May Hughes gave an outline of the events of our Centenary year and thanked South Lanarkshire Council for their hospitality and generosity. Honorary President Margo Bauer then presented Provost Clearie with a small gift from LLCGA. Thanks must go to Margaret Armstrong, Administration Officer of SLC for organising the evening.

A good time was had by all as the slide show below shows. If you wish to hear the music make sure your speakers are switched on. Please note the photographer is in the pictures this time.

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Friday, 18 September 2009

Civic Reception Reminder

Please remember that the Civic Reception on 24th September is at 7.00 for 7.15 pm and not as printed in the fixture card.
Due to a withdrawal there is now one place available at the Civic Reception. If you would like to attend please contact me as soon as possible.

Pamela in Curtis Cup Squad

Pamela Pretswell has been named in the GB & I squad as part of the preparation for the 36th Curtis Cup match which will be played at Essex County Club, Massachusetts from June 11 to 13, 2010.

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Captain wins final competition of the season

May Hughes-click to enlarge
May Hughes won the scratch and silver handicap with a 75 (net 70) in the September Spoon played at a warm and sunny Lanark Golf Club today. May's plan for next year, having completed her captaincy, is to concentrate on reducing her handicap but it seems that on seeing the light at the end of the tunnel she has decided to start early and reduced it by 1 today.
The Bronze handicap and scratch was won by Pam Rice with a 104(net 83).

Leading scores: SS: 74; CSS: 76
May Hughes 75-5= 70
Moray Meechan 80-6 = 74
Jean Allan 94-19=75
Pat Milligan 85-9= 76

Pam Rice 104-21=83
Ann Robertson 112-23=89

We have been very fortunate to have been able to play all our summer competitions on schedule. Let's hope the weather is good for our winter competition. Remember that entries for the Winter Foursomes have to be with Angela Devine by 1st October.

Friday, 11 September 2009

Disappointment for Scotland In Home Internationals

After leading 2-1 following the morning foursomes Scotland lost to Wales 3-6 to finish second behind Wales in the Home Internationals at Irvine Golf Club.
Today's Results
Foursomes (2-1)Carly Booth & Kelsey MacDonald beat Tara Davies & Amy Boulden 3 and 2.
Pamela Pretswell & Louise Kenney lost to Rhian Wyn Thomas & Gemma Bradbury 1 hole.
Kylie Walker & Jane Turner beat Sam Birks & Lucy Gould 2 and 1.
Singles (1-5)
Booth beat Thomas 3 and 2.
MacDonald lost to Gemma Bradbury 2 and 1.
Turner lost to Davies 6 and 4.
Pretswell lost to Kath O'Connor 2 and 1.
Megan Briggs lost to Boulden 2 holes.
Walker lost to Gould 3 and 1.
Foursomes (3-0)
Charlie Douglass & Holly Clyburn beat Danielle McVeigh & Charlene Reid 1 hole.
Rachel Jennings & Charlotte Ellis beat Mary Dowling & Aedin Murphy 2 and 1.
Kelly Tidy & Hannah Barwood beat Gillian O'Leary & Victoria Bradshaw.3 and 1.
Singles (4-2)
Douglass lost to McVeigh 2 holes.
Jennings beat Reid 2 and 1.
Barwood beat Murphy 1 hole.
Nikki Foster beat Sarah Cunningham 4 and 2..
Charlotte Wild lost to Mary Dowling 1 hole.
Clyburn bt O'Leary 4 and 2.
1 Wales 2 1/2pt
2 Scotland 2pt.
3 England 1pt
4 Ireland 1/2pt

Janice is leading Scot at Irish seniors

Canadian Alison Murdoch fired a final round 76 to win the Irish Senior Women’s Open Championship by two strokes from local favourite Phil O’Gorman at Laytown and Bettystown Golf Club today. Lanarkshire's Janice Paterson finished a creditable 13th place


231 Alison Murdoch (CAN) 81 74 76
233 Phil O'Gorman (Laytown & Bettystown) 78 78 77
234 Vicki Thomas (WAL) 83 74 77
236 Karen Pultz (CAN) 79 80 77
237 Helen Jones (Strabane) 81 77 79
240 Diane Williams (CAN) 82 79 79
242 Ruth Lindley (ENG) 81 81 80
245 Pat Doran (Donabate) 84 83 78
246 Sheena McElroy (Grange) 83 83 80
249 Edeltraud Jacob (GER) 81 83 85
250 Pauline Walsh (Headfort) 79 91 80
251 Valerie Hassett (Ennis) 88 82 81
253 Janice Paterson (SCO) 82 84 87
Other Scots;
261 Pamela Williamson (SCO) 85 87 89
276 Barbara Biggart (SCO) 95 89 92

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Scotland lead in Home Internationals

Sotland defeated England today by 51/2 to 3 1/2 while Ireland and Wales drew 4 1/2- 4 1/2
Scotland now have 2 points, Wales 1 1/2, Ireland 1/2 and England 0.
Scotland play Wales tomorrow.

Today's Results
Foursomes (2-1)
Danielle McVeigh & Charlene Reid bt Kath O’Connor & Katie Bradbury 2 and 1.
Mary Dowling & Sarah Cunningham lost to Rhian Wyn Thomas & Gemma Bradbury 3 and 1.
Gillian O’Leary & Victoria Bradshaw bt Tara Davies & Amy Boulden 6 and 4.

Singles (2 ½-3 ½)
McVeigh halved with Thomas.Reid bt Gemma Bradbury 1 hole.
Aedin Murphy lost to Davies 1 hole.
O’Leary bt Katie Bradbury 5 and 4.
Bradshaw lost to Boulden 3 and 1.
Cunningham lost to Lucy Gould 4 and 2.

Foursomes (3-0)
Carly Booth & Kelsey MacDonald bt Charlie Douglass & Holly Clyburn 2 and 1.
Louise Kenney & Pamela Pretswell bt Hannah Barwood & Charlotte Wild 3 and 2.
Kylie Walker & Jane Turner bt Kelly Tidy & Charlotte Ellis 1 hole.

Singles ( 2 1/2 -3 1/2)
Carly Booth lost to Charlie Douglas 3&2
Pamela Pretswell lost to Rachael Jennings 3&1
Kelsey MacDonald lost to Hannah Barwood 2&1
Megan Briiggs bt Holly Clyburn 2 up
Kylie Walker bt Charlotte Wild 3&1
Louise Kenney halved with Charlotte Ellis

Janice makes the cut in Irish Seniors

Canadian Alison Murdoch leads the field by one stroke going into today's final round of the Irish Senior Women’s Open Strokeplay at Laytown and Bettystown Golf Club. Lanarkshire's Janice Paterson had another good round today to be in 10th place after the 2nd round.The top 40 players now complete a final 18 holes on Thursday to decide the title.
Leading Scores
155 Alison Murdoch (CAN) 81 74
156 Phil O'Gorman (Laytown & Bettystown) 78 78
157 Vicki Thomas (WAL) 83 74
158 Helen Jones (Strabane) 81 77
159 Karen Pultz (CAN) 79 80
161 Diane Williams (CAN) 82 79162 Ruth Lindley (ENG) 81 81
164 Edeltraud Jacob (GER) 81 83
166 Sheena McElroy (Grange) 83 83 Janice Paterson (SCO) 82 84
167 Pat Doran (Donabate) 84 83

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Scotland win on first day of Home Internationals

Pamela Pretswell-click to enlarge
In the Home Internationals at Irvine Golf Club today Scotland fought back from being 2-1 down after the morning foursomes to defeat Ireland 5-4. Pamela, along with Louise Kenny , won her foursome match 4 & 3 and won the eighteenth to defeat Aedin Murphy by 1 hole.
Day 1 results
Foursomes (1-2)
Charlie Douglass & Holly Clyburn bt Lucy Gould & Sam Birkes 1 hole.
Charlotte Wild & Hannah Barwood lost to Rhian Wyn Thomas & Gemma Bradbury 2 holes.
Rachel Jennings & Kelly Tidy lost to Tara Davies & Amy Boulden 3 and 2.
Douglass bt Davies 2 holes.
Barwood lost to Thomas 3 and 2.
Clyburn lost to Gemma Bradbury 3 and 1.
Charlotte Ellis lost to Katie Bradbury 2 holes.
Tidy lost to Boulden 4 and 3.
Nikki Foster lost to Gould 8 and 7.
Foursomes (1-2)Kelsey MacDonald & Carly Booth lost to Danielle McVeigh & Charlene Reid 3 and 2.
Louise Kenney & Pamela Pretswell bt Gillian O’Leary & Victoria Bradshaw 4 and 3.
Kylie Walker & Megan Briggs lost to Mary Dowling & Sarah Cunningham 5 and 4.
Singles (4-2)
Booth bt McVeigh 2 and 1.
Pretswell bt Murphy 1 hole.
MacDonald bt Dowling 3 and 2.
Walker bt Niamh Kitching 3 and 2.
Laura Murray lost to O’Leary 3 and 2.
Kenney lost to Reid 3 and 1.

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Irish Senior Open Stroke Play

In driving rain and gale force winds, Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) secured 4th spot in the opening round of the Irish Senior Open today at Laytown and Bettystown Golf Club. Janice shot 82 and is only 4 behind the home player and leader, Irish Senior Internationalist, Phil O'Gorman.The field will play a further 18 holes strokeplay tomorrow Wednesday with the top 40 qualifying for the final 18 holes on Thursday.

78 Phil O'Gorman (Laytown & Bettystown)
79 Karen Pultz (CAN) Pauline Walsh (Headfort)
81 Alison Murdoch (CAN) Edeltraud Jacob (GER) Helen Jones (Strabane) Niamh Giblin (Dun Laoghaire)Ruth Lindley (ENG)
82 Diane Williams (CAN) Janice Paterson (SCO)
83 Sheena McElroy (Grange) Vicki Thomas (WAL)
84 Mary Madden (Ballinasloe) Mary McGoey (Greenore) Pat Doran (Donabate)
85 Pamela Williamson (SCO)

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Home International Matches

The Ladies Home International matches are being played at Irvine (Bogside) Golf Course in Ayrshire from 9th – 11th September.
Scotland have a very strong team, including Curtis Cup players and winners of several International amateur events and must have an excellent chance of winning the Home Internationals for the first time since 1991 (no pressure girls!). Why not come along and support your team. You are guaranteed to see some great golf and some exciting matches.
The Scottish Team is:
Captain: Lesley Nicholson
Carly Booth (Comrie)
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm)
Louise Kenney (Pitreavie)
Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar)
Laura Murray (Alford)
Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle)
Jane Turner (Craigielaw)
Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle)
The order of play is as below with three foursomes matches teeing off from 8:30am each morning and six singles matches from 1:10pm in the afternoons:
9th September: England v Wales, Scotland v Ireland
10th September: Ireland v Wales, Scotland v England
11th September; Wales v Scotland, England v Ireland
Directions to course: From Glasgow take M 77 then A78 to Greenock. Bypass Irvine. 500 yards after Eglington Interchange travel below bridge then turn off at the Re-cycling sign- “Bogside”. Travel ¾ mile along this road to sign for Irvine Golf Club.

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Fiona Norris is appointed vice captain of Junior Ryder Cup Team

Fiona Norris- click to enlarge
Congratuplations to Fiona Norris who has been appointed vice captain of the 2010 Junior Ryder Cup Team with Gary Stangle from Austria being the Captain.The match will be played at The Centenary course at Gleneagles during the week of the Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor. The match takes place on the 27 & 28 September 2010 and the team will consist of 6 boys and 6 girls from Europe against their American counterparts. The format is foursomes,fourballs and singles.

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Draw for September Spoon

To view the draw for the September Spoon at Lanark Golf Club on Sunday 13 September click on the link below.