Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Christmas Quiz winner announced

Congratulations to Caroline Smith of Strathaven, the winner of the Christmas Quiz. . 46 returns were received of which 22 were correct, Caroline being the lucky winner, in the draw of those correct, of the £25 voucher.
The farthest travelled was one, which although from a 'local' entrant, was posted in Manchester.
We also had an entry from the Monday Lady Golfers of Brechin Golf Club. They said, "Thank you for giving us pleasure one rainy Monday morning". They sent a donation of £5.
So far we have collected £229 but there is still some money to come. Thanks are due to Anne Lloyd for organising this.
To see the correct answers please click on the link below.
  • Christmas Quiz Answers
  • Winter Foursomes extension

    Due to the prolonged period of inclement weather the closing date for the second round of the Winter Foursomes Competition has been extended to 16th January. Should the weather fail to improve this date may be reviewed in the future.

    Sunday, 19 December 2010

    Clare has gained her card


    Clare Queen has regained full playing rites on the Ladies European Tour after finishing with a 2 under 71 today at La Manga Golf Club. She finished tied for 16th.

    Congratulations, Clare. Very well done.

    Saturday, 18 December 2010

    Clare makes the cut at Q School

    Clare Queen had a 5 over par 76 today on the North Course of La Manga Golf Club. She is now 9 over par and is 23=. The cut for the top 50 and ties came at +15.
    The fifth and final round will take place over the South Course tomorrow. At the completion of 90 holes the top 30 players will earn their full card for next season’s tour in category 8a. Those in positions 31 to 50 and ties will earn an exemption status in category 11a with limited tournament starts.
    We wish her well.

    Friday, 17 December 2010

    SLGA names Squads for 2011

    SLGA has named the following LLCGA members in their training and selection squads for 2011. Pamela Pretswell is in the National Women's Squad and Eva O'Connor in the Scottish Academy Year 1.

    Clare still doing well at Q School

    Clare Queen is now 9= after the third round at the LET final Qualifying at La Manga after a 4 over par 77 on the South Course today in cold and windy conditions.
    The tee off times were delayed by one hour because of frost. By lunchtime the wind had got up and by the end of play it was howling.

    Thursday, 16 December 2010

    Clare is now up to 6 equal at Q School

    Clare Queen had a 1 under par round 0f 70 on the North Course, La Manga on day 2 of the LET Qualifying school to give her an even par total of 144 and a share of 6th place.

    Wednesday, 15 December 2010

    Clare starts well at LET Final Qualifying

    In the first round of the European Tour Final Qualifying School over the North and South Courses at La Manga Golf Club Clare Queen scored a 1 over par 74 on the par 73 South Course and lies in joint 17th position.
    There will be a cut to the top 50 players and ties after four rounds.
    The fifth and final round for the qualifiers will be over the South course. At the end of 90 holes, the top 30 will earn Ladies European Tour playing rights for 2011 in Category 8a. Players finishing in positions 31 to 50 and ties will earn Category 9b.
    Players who fail to make the 72-hole cut will be eligible for Membership in Category 11a.

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    Sunday, 12 December 2010

    Christmas Quiz Returns

    The deadline for returning your answers to the Christmas Quiz has been extended to 20th December due to recent difficulties with postal deliveries. The answers and the name of the winner will then be posted on the website.

    Friday, 10 December 2010

    LLCGA Officials having fun


    To see how the LLCGA Officials are keeping fit while entering the Christmas Spirit please click on the link below.

    http://elfyourself.jibjab.com/view/ECjlD5GQe2UH7dzC5k3A


    Thursday, 2 December 2010

    Clare has Qualified comfortably for Final Q School

    Clare Queen-click to enlarge
    Clare finished eighth in the South-North group with scores of 73, 71, 75 and 71 for two-over-par 290, 13 shots behind the runaway winner of this section, Sweden's Caroline Hedwall.
    The cut-off point for qualifiers in this group was 302 or better.
    The leading 73 players will now join the existing LET members attempting to retain their cards making a field of 104 players at Ladies European Tour Final Qualifying School for the 2011 season from 15-20 December at La Manga Club. At the end of five demanding rounds, the top 30 players will earn Membership of the LET in category 8a.

    Wednesday, 1 December 2010

    Clare is doing well in pre.qualifier

    Clare Queen is on course to progress from the Ladies European Tour School's 72-hole pre-qualifier at La Manga to the Final Q School, also at the Spanish venue, from December 15 to 19.
    Clare is the best placed of five Scots in the field which is split into two groups playing the North-South courses in a different sequence.
    Clare scored 73, 71 and 75 for a creditable two-over-par tally of 219 to be lying joint seventh, after the third round, behind leader by 15 strokes, Sweden's Caroline Hedwall (65 for 206) in the group playing the South-North sequence.
    The top 35 from each group qualify for the Final Q school. We wish her well in the final round tomorrow.

    Tuesday, 30 November 2010

    Subscription reminder

    The annual subscriptions for 2011 are now overdue. Please forward your subscription as soon as possible to Pam Rice. Please let the secretary know if you do not intend to renew your membership.

    Wednesday, 24 November 2010

    Next Year's Fixtures

    LLCGA 2011 Fixtures

    Friendly Match v Midlothian, Sunday 10 April , Hayston
    Race Night, Wednesday 23 March, Cambuslang
    Championship, Wednesday- Friday 27-29 April, Strathaven
    West of Sc. Championship, Sunday 8 May, Lanark
    Inter County Foursomes Qual., Wednesday 11 May, Mount Ellen
    Inter County foursomes Final, Thursday 2 June, Milngavie
    West Inter County Matches, Mon- Fri 20-22 June, Kil. Barassie
    Kennedy Salver, Monday 13 June, Erskine
    May Spoon, Sunday 1 May, Crow Wood
    June Spoon, Wednesday 8 June, East Kilbride
    July Spoon, Tuesday 5 July , Wishaw
    September Spoon, Sunday 11 September, Cathkin Braes
    Morison Cup, Tuesday 19 July, Colville Park
    Tri Am, Friday 5 August, Cambuslang
    County Open Meeting, Tuesday 16 August, Petercoulter
    Autumn Meeting, Wednesday 24 August, Hayston
    County Finals, 16-18 September, Dumfries and County
    Commonwealth Spoons, Thursday 22 September, Forres
    AGM, Monday 21 November 7.30pm, Cambuslang

    Winter Foursome Result

    In a second round tie at Drumpellier Golf Club today Liz Lees and Pat Milligan defeated Susan Wood and Jennifer Wiles.

    Sunday, 21 November 2010

    Another successful training day at Playsport

    Report and pictures by Lesley Lloyd
    Our Squads had another session with Lesley at Playsport today. The Advanced and Development Squads managed to play a few holes on the golf course but unforunately the Juniors were unable to do so due to dropping temperatures. Hopefully the girls will get on to the course in the Spring when it is a bit warmer! However, Lesley put them through their paces on the range and judging by the chat and laughter they had fun while learning how to develop their pre-shot routines, punch shots, lob shots and pitching.

    The next informal practice session on Thursday 9th December will now be from 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm and we will include some festive fun!


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    Tuesday, 16 November 2010

    2010 AGM and Prizegiving

    prizewinners-click to enlarge Some of the prizewinners
    Lesley Lloyd, as well as being a hard working and successful captain, managed to be a multiple prize winner.


    Some more photographs taken at the AGM
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    To view a full account of last night's AGM please click on the link below.

    LLCGA AGM 2010

    Monday, 15 November 2010

    Pamela is awarded Honorary Membership of LLCGA

    Pamela-click to enlarge
    This evening at the AGM Pamela Pretswell was awarded Honorary Membership of the Association. Captain Lesley Lloyd said of Pamela:
    What a player! What a year! She
    Represented GB and Ireland in the 36th Curtis Cup Match against the United States at Essex County Club, Massachusetts.
    Was 6th in European Ladies Amateur Individual Championship.
    Was Runner Up in the Austrian Ladies Amateur Championship - (including a nine-birdie round of six-under-par 66).
    Won the British Ladies Amateur Stroke Play Championshionship.
    Was SLGA Champion of Champions.
    Represented Scotland at European Ladies Team Championship, with Scotland winning the Bronze Medal.
    Represented Scotland at Ladies Home Internationals – Pamela holed the winning putt to ensure Scotland won the Home Internationals Matches for the first time in 19 years.
    You have just heard what an outstanding year 2010 has been for Pamela Pretswell. Pamela was a top-ranked tennis junior, rubbing shoulders with Andy Murray and co at the age of 14. However, she swapped tennis for golf 7 years ago and as they say the rest is history! To reach the top of the amateur game in such a short period of time is quite amazing and we are immensely proud to have her as one of our members.
    Not only is Pamela a fantastic golfer, she is in her Honours year at Glasgow University studying Business and Management and despite her very busy schedule (not to mention jet lag following the Curtis Cup) Pamela found time to come to Kilmacolm to caddy for the team!
    Pamela, in recognition of your outstanding achievements, but in particular being selected to represent Great Britain & Ireland in the Curtis Cup and winning the British Open Strokeplay Championship I would ask you to accept Honorary membership of Lanarkshire Ladies’ County Golf Association.

    Thursday, 11 November 2010

    AGM and Prizegiving Information

    At the AGM at Cambuslang Golf Club on Monday 15th November at 7.30pm, the proposed amalgamation of the SLGA and SGU will be discussed. For information on this proposal please go to the links on this website published on Sunday 24th October.
    To view a list of the prizewinners please click on the link below. I do hope the prizewinners will be able to collect their prizes on the night.

  • 2010 Prizewinners
  • Sunday, 7 November 2010

    Winter Foursome Result

    In the final match of the first round Gail Campbell and Moray Meechan, East Kilbride, defeated Donna Hunter , Cathkin Braes, and Senga Skinner, Kirkhill.

    Tuesday, 2 November 2010

    Winter Foursome Result

    Susan Wood and Jenifer Wiles, Drumpellier, defeated Joanna Harvie and Mary Weir, Bothwell Castle, 2&1 in a first round tie. Elaine Morris and Jean Meikle, Hamilton, defeated Jean Glass and Irene Cooper, Drumpellier, at the 19th while Jean Allan and Marion Brodie, Strathaven, defeated Betty Smith and Isa Robertson, East Kilbride at the 18th. Susan Thom and Liz McNeil, Hayston, defeated Winnie Cossar and Margaret Porteous, Drumpellier.

    Monday, 1 November 2010

    Winter Foursome Result

    In their first round tie Anne Mungall and Marcia Stirling, Airdrie, defeated Adelia McEwan and Pattie Chalmers, Hayston.

    Sunday, 31 October 2010

    Winter Foursome Result

    In a first round tie Marie McConnell and Heather Wyper, Bothwell castle defeated Jan McMillan, Hayston, and Margaret Perston, Kirkhill. Marjorie Seymour and Jenny Potter lost to Anne Lloyd and Pat Casey.

    Friday, 29 October 2010

    Winter Foursome Result

    In first round ties Irene Morton and Lynne Williamson, Kirkhill, defeated Susan McGrenaghan and Dianne Coughlan, Mount Ellen while Alice Brown and Fay Chalmers, Bothwell Castle, defeated May Hughes, Cathkin Braes, and Isa Robertson, East Kilbride.

    Monday, 25 October 2010

    Winter Foursome Result

    In a first round tie at Strathaven Golf Club today Pat Milligan and Liz Lees defeated Irene Nisbet and Jean Hamilton.

    Sunday, 24 October 2010

    SLGA and SGU Amalgamation

  • For information about the proposed amalgamation of the SGU and SLGA please click on the links below.
  • Proposal letter to Areas, Counties and Clubs

  • proposal for amalgamation-Voting Members

  • Board Roles and Responsibilities

  • Committee Remits
  • Winter Training Off to a Good Start

    Armed with hand warmers and several layers of warm clothing, the Advanced, Development and Junior Squads had their first Winter Training session with Lesley MacKay at Playsport today. Despite the baltic conditions everyone worked very hard and are already looking forward to the next session on 21st November.

    Winter Foursome Result

    In a first round tie today Anne and Katy Burden defeated Elizabeth Nelson and Christine Maxton. To view the updated draw sheet click on Winter Foursomes results on the sidebar.

    Thursday, 21 October 2010

    Commonwealth Spoons had better weather today

    prizewinners-click to enlarge
    Photograph courtesy of SLGA

    The rescheduled Commonwealth Spoons competition was held at Cathkin Braes Golf Club today when pairs from all 15 counties, including 3 from Lanarkshire, took part. The Commonwealth Spoons were won by Mary Malcolm & Helen Thomson from Fife. Joanna Scott and Pauline Warlow were 4th.
    Results
    1st Mary Malcolm & Helen Thomson Fife 84 (10) 74
    2nd Lorna 1Fury & Marie Curran Fife 81 (6) 75
    3rd Catherine Malcolm & Roz Purdom Ayrshire 79 (3) 76 BIH
    4th Pauline Warlow & Joanna Scott Lanarkshire 83 (7) 76
    5th Venetia Scott & Claire Howden Borders 87 (10.5) 76.5

    Monday, 18 October 2010

    Winter Foursomes Result

    In a close second round tie at a blustery Strathaven Golf Club today Dorothy Loudon and Margaret Allan defeated Hilda Everett and Margo Paterson.

    Sunday, 10 October 2010

    Pamela is Champion of Champions

    Pamela Pretswell- click to enlarge
    Congratulations to Pamela Pretswell who has roumded off an excellent season by winning the SLGA Champion of Champions at Glasgow Gailes today.
    The reigning British Stroke Play Champion shot a level par round of 75 which was six strokes better than the Scottish Girls' Champion, Lesley Atkins (Gullane). Alison Davidson (Stirling) was third with a score of 82. There was a strong cross wind across the Gailes links on a day that saw the CSS increasing to 80 (reduction only). Pamela also reduced her handicap to +4.

    1st: Pamela Pretswell (British Stroke Play Champion), 75
    2nd: Lesley Atkins (Scottish Girls' Champion), 81
    3rd: Alison Davidson (East of Scotland Champion), 82
    Photograph courtesy of SLGA

    Wednesday, 6 October 2010

    Lanarkshire Girls compete well in Junior Masters

    Heather Neilson-click to enlarge
    At Sunday's clubgolf Junior Masters Grand Final for under-16 years golfers at the Renaissance Club, East Lothian Heather Neilson had only 1 less stableford point than the winner, Charlotte Munro from Gullane. In a countback, Heather's second-nine points total of 18 placed her fourth. Emily Glencorse, Eva O'Connor, Julie Glencorse and Claire Whitelaw also played well.
    Charlotte Munro plays off 20 at Gullane. She top scored with 37pt at the head of the field of 30 girl qualifiers.
    Shannon McWilliam, an 11-year-old, 19-handicapper from Aboyne, Rachel Walker, who plays off five at Crichton Golf Club, near Dumfries, and Heather Neilson (Mouse Valley, Lanark) were all next best on the 36pt mark.
    Results:
    37 Charlotte Munro (Gullane) (20).
    36 Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne) (19), Rachel Walker (Crichton) (9), Heather Neilson (Mouse Valley) (19).
    34 Kaylan Grainger (Strathpeffer Spa) (11), Ellen Forbes (Falkirk) (21), Joanna Harris (Elie and Earlsferry Ladies) (32), Rheanna Thom (Alyth) (15), Emily Glencorse (Torrance House) (24).
    33 Grace Mackie (Troon Ladies) 9123), Leanne Wilson (Kelso) (21).
    32 Kirsten Ireland (Dalbeattie) (21), Kirsty Brodie (Strathmore) (22).
    31 Eva O'Connor (Bothwell Castle) (11).
    30 Julie Glencorse (Torrance House) (20), Olivia Borwick (McDonald Ellon) (12), Lori Gilfillan (Thornton) (30).
    29 Kirsten Pryde (Deeside) (12), Sarah Dunlop (Gullane) (23), Danielle Ker (Kelso) (9), Robyn Johnson (Newtonmore) (30).
    28 Emily Dalgetty (Glencorse) (14), Jillian Farrell (Cardross) (35), Andrea Walker (Falkirk) (29).
    26 Jorden Ferrie (Kirkintilloch) (7), Kimberly Beveridge (Aboyne) (4), Rachel Irvine (Ayrshire Ladies) (14).
    24 Hope Lyden (Ayrshire Ladies) (29).
    23 Claire Whitelaw (Mouse Valley) (27).
    19 Rachael Lorimer (Monifieth) (24).

    Monday, 4 October 2010

    Winter Foursomes Draw

    To view the draw for the 2010/2011 Winter Foursomes please click on the link below.
    The draw sheet will be updated as games are played. To view the updated draw sheet click on the link on the sidebar.

  • Winter Foursomes Draw
  • Saturday, 2 October 2010

    Team, Caddies and Committeee Dinner

    The annual dinner for the team, their caddies and committee was held on Friday evening at Strathaven Golf Club where a good time was had by all. The evening had a Ryder Cup Theme our knowledge of which was well tested by our captain.

    Please click on slideshow to enlarge.

    Tuesday, 28 September 2010

    Junior Ryder Cup Day 2

    Report from Fiona Norris:
    We had a much better day today winning the singles 7 1/2 - 4 1/2.
    I think the Americans got a real fright. Everybody played much better. Unfortunately it was not good enough to win the cup but it was closer than it had looked yesterday. Many of the matches went up 18 or finished on 17. A great day.

    We are off to Celtic Manor tomorrow to play the Friendship match against America over 9 holes on Thursday morning. Then we stay for the duration of the Ryder Cup over the weekend.

    Monday, 27 September 2010

    Junior Ryder Cup Day 1


    Report from Fiona Norris
    Unfortunately we are 9-3 down after the foursomes and fourballs but we are hoping for a better performance tomorrow. The weather was pretty difficult this afternoon as the mist rolled in and play was suspended at the twelfth hole for twenty minutes. We must now win 9 1/2 points tomorrow to win.

    For more information go to the Kirkwood website.

    Thursday, 23 September 2010

    Commonwealth Spoons cancelled today

    The Commonwealth Spoons competition at Cathkin Braes today had to be cancelled due to very heavy rain closing the course just before the start of play. It is hoped to reschedule the competition for a date in October.

    2011 Great Britain & Ireland Squad announced

    The Ladies’ Golf Union is pleased to announce the 2011 Great Britain & Ireland squad.
    The 16 strong squad will form the basis of the 2011 GB & I teams which will compete for the Astor and Vagliano Trophies next summer.
    Tegwen Matthews (Wales) who will be captaining the Great Britain & Ireland side for both events said, “I am delighted to be working with such a talented young squad. Announcing the squad now also gives any unnamed girls a chance to work hard over the winter and make their claim for selection early next year. These are exciting times for ladies’ golf in Great Britain & Ireland.”
    The 2011 Astor Trophy will take place at Fairhaven Golf Club from 15th – 19th June and the 2011 Vagliano Trophy will be played at Royal Porthcawl Golf Club on the 24th – 25th June.
    NAMES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
    1 Hannah Barwood (ENG) (Knowle)
    2 Amy Boulden (WAL) (Maesdu)
    3 Gemma Bradbury (WAL) (Cottrell Park)
    4 Hannah Burke (ENG) (Mid Herts)
    5 Holly Clyburn (ENG) (Woodhall Spa)
    6 Tara Davies (WAL) (Holyhead)
    7 Nikki Foster (ENG) (Pleasington)
    8 Louise Kenney (SCO) (Pitreavie)
    9 Kelsey MacDonald (SCO) (Nairn Dunbar)
    10 Leona Maguire (IRE) (Slieve Russell)
    11 Lisa Maguire (IRE) (Slieve Russell)
    12 Danielle McVeigh (IRE) (Royal County Down Ladies’)
    13 Stephanie Meadow (IRE) (Royal Portrush)
    14 Pamela Pretswell (SCO) (Bothwell Castle)
    15 Kelly Tidy (ENG) (Royal Birkdale)
    16 Sally Watson (SCO) (Elie & Earlsferry Ladies’)




    Wednesday, 22 September 2010

    Fiona all set for Junior Ryder Cup Match

    Fiona Norris-click to enlarge
    Fiona Norris is the Vice Captain of the European Junior Ryder Cup Team which starts practising tomorrow. The Captain is Gary Stangle of Austria. The match against the USA takes place on 27 & 28 September at Gleneagles. Admission is free and the teams would welcome your support.

    The European team consists of 6 girls and 6 boys, 3 of each are under 16 and 3 of each under 18.

    There are two English players , British women's matchplay champion Kelly Tidy and Chris Lloyd, but no Scots in the European team. Leona Maguire of Ireland was selected but withdrew. I don't know her replacement.

    At the end of the contest both teams and the officials are attending the Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor.
    We wish Fiona and the team well.

    The team is:
    Boys
    Thomas Detry (Belgium).
    Albert Eckhardt (Finland).
    Johana Kukkonen (Finland).
    Moritz Lampert (Germany).
    Chris Lloyd (England).
    Kristoffer Ventura (Norway).
    Girls
    Isabella Deliert (Sweden).
    Manon Giladi (France).
    Manon Mole (France)
    Sophia Popov (Germany)
    Kelly Tidy (England)

    Monday, 20 September 2010

    May loses in final of Scottish Vets Championship

     May Hughes-click to enlarge
    May was defeated 2 and 1 by Karen Ballantyne, Craigmillar Park, after a very good semi final win by 6 and 5 over the Scottish Seniors Matchplay Champion, Fiona De Vries, today in the Scottish Veteran Ladies Golf Association championship over the Lansdowne course at Blairgowrie.
    In the final Karen birdieid the first, third and ninth in establishing a three-hole lead at the turn. They exchanged the 11th and 12th holes before May cut her deficit to two holes with two to play by winning the 16th.
    A half at the next ended a match in which both players demonstrated their short-game expertise.
    The SVLA championship is contested every year at Blairgowrie by the eight winners of the veterans' divisional championships.

    SEMI-FINALS
    Karen Ballantyne (East) bt Anne Ryan (Highland) 2 holes.
    May Hughes (West) bt Fiona De Vries (Midland) 6 and 5.
    FINAL
    K Ballantyne bt M Hughes 2 and 1.

    Sunday, 19 September 2010

    May through to semi finals

    May Hughes is through to Monday morning's semi-finals of the Scottish Veteran Ladies Golf Association championship for the Scroggie Cup at Blairgowrie. In today's quarter-finals, she beat Lynne Terry (Cruden Bay)6 and 4.
    Also through to the last four are Fiona De Vries who defeated Pearl Beattie (Dumfries) 7 and 6, Anne Ryan (Tain), who beat Liz Campbell (Torwoodlee) 2 and 1, and Karen Ballantyne (Craigmillar Park), a 3 and 2 winner against Jean Brydson (Galloway).

    Tomorrow May plays Fiona De Vries while Anne Ryan plays Karen ballantyne.

    Congratulations to Renfrewshire- winners of County Finals

    Renfrewshire won the County Finals today at Bothwell Castle for the first time since 1987 after defeating Dumfriesshire 5 1/2- 31/2. This gave them 2 wins and 1 halved match, the same as Midlothian who defeated Angus 7- 2 today but Renfrewshire won on the number of games won (16- 15 - half matches do not count). In a close finish Midlothian reqired to win all 6 afternoon singles to equal Renfrewshire on games won. They won 5 but halved one.

    Saturday, 18 September 2010

    Renfrewshire Have a Good Win On Day 2 of Inter County Finals

    Renfrewshire defeated Angus 7 - 2 at Bothwell Castle Golf club today.
    Midlothian defeated Dumfriesshire 6 1/2 - 2 1/2 .
    Renfrewshire and Midlothian are equal on points but Renfrewshire lead on games won. Tomorrow Renfrewshire play Dumfriesshire while Midlothian play Angus.

    Eilidh Briggs and Megan Briggs defeated Ailsa Summers and Rebecca Wilson 2 holes
    Donna Jackson and Liz Stewart lost to Claire Penman and Ashley Smith 5 and 3.
    Clare-Marie Carlton and Alyson McKechin defeated Fiona Gilbert and Jessica Meek 2 holes.
    Singles (5-1)
    Megan Briggs defeated Wilson 2 and 1
    Carlton defeated Penman 1 hole.
    Eilidh Briggs defeated Jackie Brown 6 and 4
    McKechin defeated Ann Ramsay 1 hole.
    Carol Whyte lost to Meek 2 holes
    Gillian Kyle defeated Summers 5 and 4.

    Friday, 17 September 2010

    Renfrewshire draw with Midlothian at County Finals

    On the first day of the County Finals at Bothwell Castle today Renfrewshire lost all 3 morning foursomes but fought back in the afternoon winning the singles 4 1/2 -1 1/2 to gain a draw 4 1/2-4 1/2.
    In the other match Angus defeated Dumfriesshire 6 1/2- 2 1/2.

    Thursday, 16 September 2010

    Bev New from Lansdown, Somerset, is the new Senior British Ladies’ open amateur champion.
    Bev had rounds of 78, 84 and 73 for 19 over par 235 – scores that reflect how bad the conditions were for much of the three days of the championship.
    The over-20mph wind of the first day returned, increasing in intensity from noon.
    May Hughes finished in 39th place after a round of 84 today.

    Wednesday, 15 September 2010

    Second Round of British Seniors completed after a 2 hours 15 minutes delay

    The winds at West Kilbride were even worse today. The balls were being blown off the greens causing the start of the second round being delayed until 10.15am.
    The top 40 from today go on to play the final 18 holes tomorrow. May Hughes finished in joint 39th place after a two round total of 173 (83,90). Janice Paterson with a total of 174 (89,85) was unfortunate to miss the cut by 1 stroke.
    The leader Maureen Richmond (Sco), Royal Liverpool, is on 158 (78,80).

    Tuesday, 14 September 2010

    Very Stormy conditions at British Seniors Open

    May Hughes and Janice Paterson are competing this week in the 54 hole British Seniors Open at West Kilbride. In gale force winds and heavy showers today May scored 83 and Janice 89. The joint leaders scored 78.

    Sunday, 12 September 2010

    Jenny Potter and partner are through to final stages of Daily Mail Foursomes

    Jenny Potter and Nan Brunton, Cathkin Braes, have just won through to the final stages of the Daily Mail Foursomes Competition this afternoon beating two ladies from Harburnlaw 7&5 at Cathkin. They are now off to Wales.

    September Spoon -an enjoyable end to this year's competitions

    The September Spoon was played on a dry day today over Mount Ellen. The course was in good condition and the food was very good.

    The winner of the silver division and of the Centenary Rosebowl was Adelia McEwan , Hayston, with a net 67 . Adelia won the Centenary Trophy earlier in the year in her first County Competition. Today was her second County Competition.
    Lesley Lloyd had the lowest scratch score.

    Jean Macintyre won the bronze division and Jean Allan won the breast cancer nearest the pin at the 11th.

    Results:

    SS: 69 CSS: 71
    Silver
    Adelia McEwan 80 (12) 67
    Anne Lloyd 82 (12) 70 acb
    Marie McConnell 88(18) 70
    Lesley Lloyd 73 (1) 72
    Bronze
    Jean Macintyre 102 (25) 77



    Friday, 10 September 2010

    Congratulations Scotland- winners of Home Internationals

    Scotland defeated Ireland to win the Home Internationals at Whitchurch, Cardiff, today.
    Scotland won the morning foursomes 2-1 and in the afternoon after wins by Kelsey MacDonald and Louise Kenny, Pamela Pretswell won the 18th to clinch the win for Scotland. The final score was 5-4. Well done girls.
    Results:

    Ireland 4 Scotland 5
    Foursomes
    Danielle McVeigh and Charlene Reid lost to Kelsey MacDonald and Louise Kenney 2 and 1

    Sinead O’Sullivan and Gillian O’Leary lost to Megan Briggs and Martine Pow 3 and 1.
    Leona Maguire and Lisa Maguire bt Pamela Pretswell and Jane Turner 1 hole.
    Singles
    Mary Dowling lost to Kelsey MacDonald 2holes
    Danielle McVeigh bt Jane Turner 6&5
    Leona Maguire lost to Pamela Pretswell 1hole
    Lisa Maguire bt Rachael Watton 1 up
    Charlene Reid bt Megan Briggs 2&1
    Sinead O'Sullivan lost to Louise Kenney 3&2

    Wales and England had a half match 41/2 -41/2
    Final Placings:
    Scotland 6 points
    Ireland 4 points
    Wales 1 points
    England 1 points

    Thursday, 9 September 2010

    Scotland defeat England

    Scotland defeated England on the second day of the Home Internationals. They won the Foursomes 3-0 but lost the singles 2-4 to win overall by 5-4.
    Ireland defeated Wales 6-3.
    Pamela is only one of three players in the tournament who has won all her four matches. The others are Leone and Lisa Maguire.
    In the deciding match tomorrow Scotland need to defeat Ireland as Ireland have won more games.
    SCOTLAND 5, ENGLAND 4
    Foursomes (3-0)
    Kelsey MacDonald and Louise Kenney bt Charlie Douglass and Nikki Foster 3 and 2.
    Rachael Watton and Megan Briggs bt Charlotte Ellis and Tara Watters 1 hole.
    Pamela Pretswell and Laura Murray bt Kelly Tidy and Hayley Davis 2 and 1.
    Singles (2-4)
    MacDonald lost to Tidy 3 and 2.
    Pretswell bt Hayley Davis 5 and 4..
    Watton lost to Douglass 8 and 7.
    Murray lost to Foster 7 and 5.
    Briggs bt Charley Hull.6 and 5.
    Kenney lost to Hannah Barwood 5 and 4.

    WALES 3, IRELAND 6
    Foursomes (2-1)
    Tara Davies and Becky Harries bt Danielle McVeigh and Charlene Reid 3 and 1.
    Amy Boulden and Gemma Bradbury lost to Leona Maguire and Lisa Maguire 2 holes.
    Katie Bradbury and Sam Birks bt Mary Dowling and Gillian O’Leary 4 and 3.
    Singles (1-5)
    Boulden lost to McVeigh 3 and 2.
    Gemma Bradbury lost to Lisa Maguire 2 and 1.
    Katie Bradbury lost to Charlene Reid 1 hole..
    Kath O’Connor lost to Leona Maguire 8 and 7.
    Davies bt Louise Coffey 1 hole.
    Harries lost to Sinead O’Sullivan 3 and 2.

    Wednesday, 8 September 2010

    Scotland defeat Wales in Home Internationals

    On the first day of the Home Internationals at Whitchurch, Cardiff, today Scotland defeated last year's winners, Wales by 61/2 to 21/2. They shared the morning foursomes but Scotland won the singles 5 to 1.
    Results:
    WALES 2 1/2, SCOTLAND 6 1/2
    Foursomes (1 ½-1 ½)
    Tara Davies and Becky Harries halved with Kelsey MacDonald and Louise Kenney.
    Amy Boulden and Gemma Bradbury bt Martine Pow and Jane Turner 1 hole.
    Lucy Gould and Kath O'Connor lost to Pamela Pretswell and Laura Murray 7 and 5.
    Singles (1-5)
    Boulden lost to MacDonald 6 and 5.
    Bradbury lost to Pretswell 1 hole.
    Davies lost to Murray 2 holes.
    O’Connor lost to Megan Briggs 2 and 1..
    Sam Birks lost to Rachael Watton 3 and 2..
    Harries beat Kenney 4 and 3.

    Ireland defeated England 8-1


    IRELAND 8, ENGLAND 1
    Foursomes (2-1)
    Danielle McVeigh and Charlene Reid lost to Charlotte Ellis and Tara Watters 6 and 5.
    Lisa and Leona Maguire bt Kelly Tidy and Hannah Barwood 4 and 2.
    Gillian O'Leary and Sinead O'Sullivan bt Nikki Foster and Charlie Douglass 1 hole.
    Singles (6-0)
    McVeigh bt Hayley Davis 6 and 5.
    Leona Maguire bt Ellis 5 and 4.
    Mary Dowling bt Barwood 5 and 4
    Lisa Maguire bt Charley Hull 4 and 3.
    Louise Coffey bt Tidy 3 and 1.
    O’Leary bt Watters 5 and 4.

    For fuller story go to the Gillian Kirkwood or LGU website.

    Monday, 6 September 2010

    Draw for September Spoon

    To view the draw for the Spoon on Sunday 12th September at Mount Ellen Golf Club please click on the link below.
  • Draw for September Spoon
  • Sunday, 5 September 2010

    Pat wins SLGA Medal Grand Final

    Pat Hutton-click to enlarge
    Pat Hutton won the SLGA Medal Grand Final Silver Division at Crieff Golf Club today with a net 74 off six of a handicap.Well done Pat.
    She won by a shot from former Aberdeenshire champion Sara Mathieson (Royal Musselburgh), playing off five, with Janis Davison from Eyemouth in third place with a net 76 off 14.
    Caroline Marshall (Newtonstewart) won the Bronze Division on a better inward half from Lynn Gray (Lauder).Both had net 75s.
    The par and CSS was 74.

    Tuesday, 31 August 2010

    Pamela plays well in Royal Birkdale Scratch Trophy

    Pamela Pretswell finished joint third in the 36 hole Royal Birkdale Scratch Trophy today with a 6 under par total of 144.
    Pamela has had to turn down the chance to be in Scotland's team of three for the women's world amateur team championship (Espirito Santo Trophy) at Buenos Aires, Argentina from October 20 to 23.
    "My university commitments in the final year of my honours degree meant that I had to declare myself as being unavailable for selection," said Pamela.
    The new European Golf Association women's rankings have Pamela at ninth and Scottish champion Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) at No 10.
    Pamela is 15 under par for her last 14 competitive rounds and her handicap is now +3.

    Monday, 23 August 2010

    Wet Day for Autumn Meeting

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    Click to enlarge photographs

    At Carnwath Golf Club today the condition of the course was very good but unfortunately the conditions overhead were poor resulting in the competition being reduced to 9 holes.
    The prizewinners were:
    1. Jennifer Wiles and Margaret Porteous
    2. Elaine Morris and Jean Meikle
    3. Liz Lees and May Hughes

    Sunday, 22 August 2010

    Pat has qualified for Crieff

    Pat Hutton qualified in second place for the Grand Final of the SLGA medal in the South West Regional final at Thornhill Golf Club today. She had a round of 72, 1 under the CSS of 73.

    Friday, 20 August 2010

    Pamela is British Champion

    Champion Pamela-click to enlarge Photograph courtesy of LGU
    Pamela Pretswell, won the British women's open amateur stroke-play championship in an exciting finish at Tenby Golf Club, South Wales today.
    The tournament was reduced to three rounds after a 2hr 30min suspension of play from 9am to 11.30am while a violent thunder and lightning storm raged over the course.
    The joint overnight leaders, Pamela Pretswell and Chrisje De Vries ( Netherlands ), did not set out for the third round until 12.30 which meant there would not have been enough daylight left for the field to play 36 holes on the final day.
    Curtis Cup reserve and the 2008 Welsh girls champion, Amy Boulden (Maesdu), whose 17th birthday was earlier this month, moved up from third place, one off the pace, at the start of the round to take the lead with an outward 37 to Pretswell’s 39 and 45 by De Vries.
    Boulden was still in the lead with two holes.
    Pretswell was hanging on with a birdie at the 10th but bogeys at the 11th, 14th, 15th and 16th in none-too-easy conditions kept her playing second fiddle.
    Then came a decisive two-stroke swing in the Scot’s favour. While leader Boulden bogeyed the short 17th, Pretswell was able to get a birdie 2. That put Pamela in front and she increased her winning margin to three shots by parring the last after Boulden had bogeyed it.
    So Pretswell finished with a two-over-par total of 218, made up of rounds of 72, 74 and 72.
    Boulden finished second on five-over 221 with scores of 68, 79 and 75.
    Very well done Pamela.

    Thursday, 19 August 2010

    Scottish Open Day 2 Results

    The totals after today's second round at Archerfield are:

    SECOND-ROUND TOTALS
    Par 144 (2x72)
    142 Jeehae Lee (South Korea) 72 70.
    143 Trish Johnson (England) 69 74.
    145 Nikki Garrett (Australia) 71 74, Rebecca Coakley (Team Ireland) 75 70, Sophie Walker (England) 75 70, Stefania Croce (Italy) 71 74, Christel Boeljon (Golf Team Holland) 70 75.
    146 Virginie Lagoutte-Clement (France) 72 74, Stacy Lee Bregman (South Africa) 70 76.
    147 Georgina Simpson (England) 75 72, Cassandra Kirkland (France) 77 70, Caroline Masson (Germany) 74 73, Becky Brewerton (Wales) 74 73, Hannah Jun (US) 76 71.
    148 Lisa Hall (England) 74 74 ,Vikki Laing (Kings Acre Academy) 74 74, Lee-Anne Pace (South Africa) 76 72.
    149 Mhairi McKay (Aberdeen Asset Management) 73 76, Maria Boden (Sweden) 74 75, Krystle Caithness (Scotland) 73 76, Caroline Afonso (France) 73 76, Felicity Johnson (Harborne GC) 75 74.
    150 Carly Booth (Nike) 77 73, Veronica Zorzi (Italy) 76 74, Hanna-Leena Salonen (Finland) 76 74 »»
    Anna Rossi (Italy) 71 79, Anne-Lise Caudal (France) 75 75, Kylie Walker (The Carrick on Loch Lomond) 73 77.
    151 Rebecca Hudson (England) 75 76, Lydia Hall (Wales) 76 75, Jessica Ji (South Korea) 76 75,
    Elizabeth Bennett (Brokenhurst Manor GC) 75 76, Ana Larraneta (Spain) 76 75.
    152 Frances Bondad (Australia) 75 77, Lynn Kenny (Archerfield Links) 73 79, Ashleigh Simon (South Africa) 77 75.
    153 Emma Cabrera-Bello (Spain) 79 74, Josefin Leijon (Sweden) 78 75.
    154 Bettina Hauert (Germany) 78 76, Martina Gillen (Team Ireland) 77 77, Pamela Feggans (Scotland) 74 80, Morgana Robbertze (South Africa) 82 72, Stefanie Michl (Austria) 74 80.
    155 Margherita Rigon (Italy) 82 73, Dana Lacey-Johnson (Australia) 75 80, Laurette Maritz (South Africa) 78 77, Kate Combes (Australia) 76 79.
    156 Karen Lunn (Australia) 74 82, Kathryn Imrie (Scotland) 75 81, Heather MacRae (Downfield) 77 79, Clare Queen (The Carrick on Loch Lomond) 81 75.
    157 Beth Allen (US) 76 81.
    158 Claire Aitken (Mid Kent GC) 77 81, Tandi Cuningham (South Africa) 80 78.
    159 Hannah Ralph (Cowdray Park GC) 85 74.
    160 Titiya Plucksataporn (Thailand) 82 78. »
    162 Jenni Kuosa (Finland) 83 79, Camille Fallay (France) 87 75.
    163 Ludivine Kreutz (France) 80 83.
    166 Breanne Loucks (Wales) 78 88.

    Pamela in joint lead in British Women's Open Amateur Strokeplay


    At the end of a day of unrelenting rain Pamela Pretswell and Chrisje De Vries from the Netherlands led the 42 qualifiers with totals of 15-over-par 159 or better into Friday’s final two rounds.
    They are both on two-over-par 146, Pamela after a second-round, two-over-par 74, one of the best scores in the awful weather, and Chrisje after a 78.
    Well done Pamela. We wish you well tomorrow.
    LEADING QUALIFIERS
    Par 144 (2x74).
    146 Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) 72 74, Chrisje De Vries (Ned) 68 78.
    147 Amy Boulden (Maesdu) 68 79.
    148 Line Vedel Hansen (Den) 76 72, Bronte Law (Bramhall) 76 72.
    151 Pia Halbit (Ger) 73 78, Alexandra Bonetti (Fra) 74 77.
    152 Lara Katzy (Ger) 71 81.
    153 Ann Lindner (Ger) 75 78, Heidi Baek (Felixstowe Ferry) 76 77, Charlotte Ellis (Minchinhampton) 78 75.
    154 Charlotte Wild (Mere) 76 78, Holly Clyburn (Woodhall Spa) 78 76, Vicki Troeltsch (Germany) 78 76, Lauren Taylor (Woburn) 75 79.
    155 Elizabeth Mallett (Sutton Coldfield) 78 77, Nikkii Foster (Pleasington) 77 78, Hayley Davis (Ferndown) 82 73, Gemma Bradbury (Cottrell Park) 72 83.
    156 Julie Yang (Kings Acre) 75 81, Nina Holleder (Germany) 74 82, Gillian O'Leary (Cork) 70 86.
    157 Rachael Watton (Mortonhall) 82 75, Jane Turner (Craigielaw) 80 77, Kelly Tidy (Royal Birkdale) 75 82, Jerry Lawrence (Rochester and Cobham 77 80, Katie Bradbury (Cottrell Park) 79 78, Rachel Drummond (Beaconsfield) 80 77, Noemi Jimenez (Spain), Alexandra Peters (Notts), Camilla Hedberg (Spain) 74 83, Tara Davies (Holyhead) 73 84.
    158 Danielle McVeigh (Royal Co Down Ladies) 81 77, Lucy Gould (Bargoed) 78 80, Marieke Nivard (Netherlands) 77 81, Charley Hull (Kettiering) 73 85.
    159 Fanny Vuigner (Switzerland) 76 83, Stephanie Kirchmayr (Germany) 76 83, Lucy Williams (Mid Herts) 82 77, Samantha Birks (Wolstanton) 76 83, Karlijn Zaanen (Netherlands) 76 83, Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) 78 81.


    Xscape Ski Night

    Date of our trip to Xscape Braehead is, by popular demand, Sunday 29th Aug.
    You can ski from 6pm to 10pm - Cost £18. (Ski’s & Boots are included in price). Suggest we meet at 7pm or, if you prefer to come earlier, we will meet you on the slope.You must be a competent skier (ability to turn) before you are allowed on the slope. Gloves must be worn. Bring warm socks and wear warm clothing as it can be cold.
    Bring a friend, the more the merrier or if you don’t ski, come along and watch from the comfort of the bar (Admittance free).
    For further info contact Anne Lloyd 0141 779 3581 or go to website Snowzoneuk.com

    Wednesday, 18 August 2010

    Louise wins Bronze Division in West Regional Medal Finals

    Louise Fleming, a member of Strathaven Golf Club and LLCGA, won the Bronze Division of the SLGA Regional Medal Final- West Division at East Kilbride Golf Club today in which 100 competed. She had a 4 under par 69, 5 under the CSS of 74 to win by 5 strokes. She qualifies to play in the Grand Final at Crieff on 5 September.


    In the silver division Joyce Chalmers, East Kilbride finished in third place with a 71, beaten for a qualifying second place by a better inward half.

    Mhairi makes a good start in Scottish Open

    In the first round of the Ladies Scottish Open at Archerfield Links today Mhairi Mckay had a 1 over par 73, 4 shots behind the leader, Trish Johnston.

    Pamela in 5th place at British Amateur Championship

    Pamela Pretswell kept up her recent good form to finish the opening day of the British women’s open amateur stroke-play golf championship at Tenby, South Wales in a share of fifth place.
    She shot a level par of 72 in windy conditions for the early starters and would have been that bit closer to Chrisje De Vries (Netherlands) and Amy Boulden (Maesdu) – joint leaders on 68 – had she not bogeyed the 15th and 18th.
    Pamela also ran up a double bogey 6 at the 11th but, on the bright side, she had a bag of five birdies: at the long first, the third, the 10th, the 13th, and the long 14th in halves of 36.

    Tuesday, 17 August 2010

    Susan is winner and other Lanarkshire Members do well at County Open Meeting


    Susan Wood had a level par 72 today to win the Scottish Ladies Golfing Association County Open Meeting at Duff House Royal Golf Club.
    Susan matched the par and CSS with a good round of 72 to head a field of 75. She pipped Lesley Lloyd by one stroke with Aberdeenshire women’s county champion, Sammy Leslie third with a 77.
    In the Silver Division handicap section, Anne Keddie (Ladies Panmure Barry) won the top prize with a net 68 off 15, a shot ahead of Fiona Scott (Bothwell Castle) who plays off five.
    The two prizewinners in the Bronze Division were Nita Dervish-Uman (Kemnay) and Florence Allan (Kemnay).
    Nita and Florence both had scratch 98s. Nita had the better inward half to win the scratch trophy and Florence’s net 66 off 32 won her the handicap award.
    This is Duff House Royal Golf Club's Centenary Year.
    Leading returns:
    Par 72, CSS 72.
    Silver Division – Scratch
    72 Susan Wood (Drumpellier).
    73 Lesley Lloyd (Hayston).
    77 Sammy Leslie (Westhll).
    Handicap
    Anne Keddie (Ladies Panmure Barry) (15) 68; Fiona Scott (Bothwell Castle) (5) 69; Jackie Green (Huntly) (17) 70; Jenny Potter (Cathkin Braes) (7) better inward half, Claire Dingwall (Muir of Ord) (11) 71.
    Bronze Division – Scratch
    98 Nita Dervish-Uman (Kemnay) (better inward half).
    Handicap
    Florence Allan (Nairn) (32) 66.

    Well done girls!

    Monday, 16 August 2010

    Draw for Autumn Meeting on 23 August

  • The draw for the Autumn Meeting at Carnwath Golf Club on Monday 23 August is published below.
  • If you find you are unable to play please contact Jean Macintyre.
  • Remember to arrive in time for hot filled rolls before playing.

  • Tuesday, 10 August 2010

    Some recent successes by Lanarkshire members

    In the Civil Service Golf Championship last week Jane Lees was runner up.

    In the Riccarton Rose Bowl on Sunday at Hamilton Golf Club Susan Wood with rounds of 71 and 74 finished two shots behind the winner Jane Turner. She finished in third place only due to a poorer second round. Well done Susan.
    Lauren D'Ambrosia won the handicap prize
    Results;
    143 Jane Turner (Craigielaw) 71 72.
    145 Rebecca Wilson (Grange) 73 72, Susan Wood (Drumpellier) 71 74.
    146 Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) 71 75.
    148 Anne Laing (Vale of Leven) 73 75, Claire Hargan (Mortonhall) 72 76.
    152 Jennifer Linklater (Largs) 78 74, Ann Ramsay (Kirriemuir) 75 77.
    155 Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze) 83 72, Sammy Leslie (Westhill) 77 78.
    156 Angela Devine (Hamilton) 77 79.
    157 Mhairi McKay (West Kilbride) 78 79, Emma Caddow (Strathaven) 77 80.
    158 Susan McGrenaghan (Mount Ellen) 78 80, Carol Whyte (Windyhill) 78 80, Louise MacGregor (Falkirk) 78 80.
    159 Lauren D'Ambrosio (Carluke) 80 79, Patricia Davidson (Erskine) 77 82, Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Caledonia) 77 82.
    160 Lucy McNulty (Dalmally]) 80 80.
    161 Louise McGillivray (Banchory) 79 82, Emma Bisset (Earlsferry Thistle) 78 83.
    163 Jenny Jenkins (Ralston) 79 84, Hannah Scott (Broomieknowe) 77 86.
    165 Ashley Smith (Monifieth) 81 84.
    167 Elaine Cuthill (Lanark) 86 81, Jennifer Allan (Hamilton) 82 85,Clara Young (North Berwick) 81 86.
    169 Jenny Potter (Cathkin Braes) 85 84, Hannah Robb (Strathmore) 81 88.
    173 Sue Dalrymple (Craigielaw) 88 85.
    183 Lindsay Mathie (Windyhill) 87 96.
    187 Sandra Littlejohn (Erskine) 96 91.
    NR Ruth McIntyre (Windyhill) 86 NR.

    Friday, 6 August 2010

    Scotland runners-up in Girls Home Internationals

    England showed no mercy in beating Wales 9-0 to keep the Stroyan Cup with a third successive title win in the Girls Home International Matches at Bangor Golf Club, Northern Ireland. They won all three of their matches in impressive style with a young squad.
    Scotland claimed the Swansea Spoon as runners-up for the second year in a row. They beat Ireland 5 1/2-3 1/2 to finish with two wins to their credit.
    Ireland 3 1/2, SCOTLAND 5 1/2
    Foursomes (1 ½-1 ½)
    Emma O’Driscoll and Laura Grant bt Eilidh Briggs and Rachael Watton 5 and 4.
    Laura McCarthy and Amy Farrell lost to Hannah McCook and Gabrielle MacDonald 1 hole.
    Paula Grant and Jessica Carty halved with Alyson McKechin and Rachael Taylor.
    Singles (4-2)
    O’Driscoll lost to Watton 4 and 2.
    Carty lost to Lesley Atkins 4 and 3.
    Laura Grant bt McKechin 1 hole..
    Sarah Helly bt MacDonald.2 holes
    Anna Courtney lost to Ailsa Summers 2 holes.
    McCarthy lost to McCook 7 and 5.
    HOW THEY FINISHED
    1 England 3pt.
    2 Scotland 2pt.
    3 Wales 1 pt.
    4 Ireland 0pt.

    Tri Am Results

    winning team-click to enlarge Winning Team- Margaret, Anna & Marion
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    Eleven teams participated in an enjoyable Tri Am today at Cambuslang Golf Club. The course was in very good condition and the bar and catering staff as always looked after us very well. As a result of a raffle £148 was raised for the funds.

    Ten of our more senior members also participated in a 12 hole putting competition which was won by Helen Hamilton.

    Results of Tri Am:

    1. Anna Crichton, Margaret Brown and Marion Brodie 61

    2. Morag Macdonald, Caroline Smith and Winnie Cossar 63

    3. Pat Casey, Jean Hamilton and Roxy Brown 64

    Thursday, 5 August 2010

    Scottish Vets retain the Miller-Stirling Salver

    The Scottish Vets team in which May Hughes played a successful part, retained the Miller- Stirling Trophy today at Seascale Golf Club by defeating England North 6-2. Yesterday they halved with Midlands and on Tuesday they defeated England South 6-3.

    For a full report go to the East Vets website.

    England too strong for Scottish Girls

    Scottish Girls Team-click to enlarge
    The Scottish Girls Team with Rory McIlroy -- Photo Courtesy of the LGU

    Scotland lost to England on day 2 of the Girls Home Internationals at Bangor Golf Club, Northern Ireland today .
    After a promising morning, when they shared the foursomes with title-holders England, the Scots had no answer to the skill of their opponents in the singles.
    England won five out of six for a 6 ½-2 ½ victory to make them overwhelming favourites to win the Stroyan Cup for a third year in a row.
    They complete their programme with a match against Wales who beat Ireland 7-2.
    Results:
    SCOTLAND 2 1/2, ENGLAND 6 1/2
    Foursomes (1 ½-1 ½)
    Eilidh Briggs and Rachael Watton bt Alexandra Peters and Elizabeth Mallett 3 and 1.
    Hannah McCook and Gabrielle MacDonald halved with Lauren Taylor and Georgia Hall.
    Lesley Atkins and Alyson McKechin lost to Heidi Baek and Emily Taylor 2 and 1
    Singles (1-5)
    Watton lost to Davis 1 hole.
    Rachael Taylor lost to Baek 4 and 3.
    McCook lost to Hall 6 and 4.
    Ailsa Summers lost to Bronte Law 2 and 1.
    MacDonald bt Emily Taylor 2 holes.
    Briggs lost to Lauren Taylor 8 and 6.

    Yesterday Scotland beat Wales 6-3
    DAY 1 RESULTS
    SCOTLAND 6, WALES 3
    FOURSOMES (2 ½-1/2)
    Eilidh Briggs and Rachael Watton bt Kelly Miller and Chloe Williams 1 hole.
    Hannah McCook and Gabrielle MacDonald halved with Amy Boulden and India Friswell.
    Lesley Atkins and Rachael Taylor bt Katie Bradbury and Rachel Lewis 2 and 1.
    SINGLES (3 ½-2 1/2)
    Watton bt Boulden 1 hole.
    Atkins lost to Bradbury 3 and 2.
    Alyson Mckechin lost to Williams 5 and 4.
    McCook bt Miller 7 and 5.
    Ailsa Summers halved with Friswell
    Briggs bt Lewis 4 and 3
    England defeated Ireland 71/2 -1 1/2

    HOW THEY STAND
    England 2pt, Scotland 1pt, Wales 1pt, Ireland 0pt.
    FINAL MATCHES
    England v Wales, Scotland v Ireland.

    Sunday, 1 August 2010

    Pamela finishes second in Austrian Women's Open Championship

    Pamela Pretswell finished second in the Austrian women's amateur golf championship at Murhof Golf Club today.
    She looked on course for a victory when she opened the 72-hole tournament with a nine-birdie round of six-under-par 66.
    She was still leading the international field by one shot going into the final round but was caught over the last two holes by Klara Spilkova (Czech Republic) who birdied six of the last 11 holes for a 66 and a 10-under-par total of 278.
    Pretswell, in her final round, bogeyed the eighth, birdied the 10th and 12th ... but had to settle for pars at the last six holes. She finished with a 71 for nine-under 279.
    Leading final totals:
    278 Klara Spilkova (Czech Rep) 71 70 71 66.
    279 Pamela Pretswell (Sco) 66 72 70 71.
    280 Sarah Schober (Aut) 71 71 68 70.
    282 Tereza Vavruskova (Czech Rep) 73 69 67 73

    Friday, 30 July 2010

    Tri Am Draw

    The draw for the Tri Am at Cambuslang Golf Club on Friday 6 August can be viewed by clicking on the link below.
    As this is a fund raising event please bring a small raffle prize.
    Please arrive early in case of changes to the draw on the day.

  • Tri Am Draw
  • Wednesday, 28 July 2010

    Xltec Pro Golf Tour

    In the first round of the Xltec Pro Golf Tour event at Westerwood Golf Club today Clare Queen had a 77, 3 strokes behind the leading lady, Corisande Lee from West Lancashire.

    Monday, 26 July 2010

    Result of July Spoon

    The results of the Spoon competition played over Shotts Golf Club todaywere:
    SS 70 CSS 71
    Silver Division
    Tracy McPherson 75 - 6 = 69
    Emma Caddow 76- 5 = 71 after count back
    Eva O'Connor 82 - 11 = 71 acb
    Marion Craig 88 -17 = 71 acb
    Lowest gross: Lesley Lloyd 74

    Bronze Division
    Alison Reid 107 - 33 =74 acb
    Emily Glencorse 101 - 27= 74 acb
    Linda McLanachan 99- 22= 77
    Lowest gross: Linda McLanachan 99

    Winner of Nancy's Cup (lowest net score by a Junior) Emma Caddow 71

    Saturday, 24 July 2010

    Pamela finishes sixth in European Championship

    Pamela Pretswell finished a creditable sixth in a big field for the European women’s individual amateur championship at Kuneticka Hora Golf Resort in the Czech Republic today.
    She had rounds of 70, 72, 71 and 72 for a three under par total of 285 – five shots behind the German winner, Sophia Popov who had scores of 69, 69, 69 and 73.

    Friday, 23 July 2010

    Pamela is six shots behind leader

    Pamela Pretswell will start Saturday’s final round of the European women’s individual amateur golf championship at Kuneticka Hora in the Czech Republic in joint 15th place.
    Such is the quality of the opposition that Pamela'sthree-under-par total of 213 after a third-round 71 sees her six shots behind the new leader, Germany’s Sophia Popov who has shot three-under-par 69 in each of her rounds for 207.

    Rachael selected for Scottish Girls team

    Rachael Taylor-click to enlarge
    Following the Scottish under 21 Championship the Team to represent Scotland, which includes Rachael Taylor, at the Girls' Home Internationals in Bangor from 4 to 6 August was announced.
    The winner of the championship, for the third year in a row, was Kelsey MacDonald . She finished on 217 (72, 75, 70), 4 strokes ahead of Megan Briggs. Eilidh Briggs finished in fourth place. Rachael Taylor on 231 (79, 76, 76) finished in eighth place.
    Gillian Scanlan finished on 241 (77, 82, 82).

    Thursday, 22 July 2010

    Draw for July Spoon

    Please note there are now changes to this draw. To view the draw for the July Spoon at Shotts Golf Club on Monday 26 July please click on the link below.
    Please arrive early in case of further changes.
  • Draw for July Spoon
  • Pamela now in ninth place

    Two late bogeys knocked back Pamela Pretswell into a share of ninth place at the halfway stage of the European women's individual amateur championship at Kuneticka Hora in the Czech Republic.
    Pamela scored 70 and 72 for 142 (2 under par) to be six shots behind the two-stroke leader, Spain's Marta Silva with scores of 67 and 69 for 136
    .

    Scottish Under 21 Championship

    Following the 2nd round of the under 21 Championship at Dunfermline GC Rachael Taylor lies in 11th place folowing a round of 76 today to add to yesterday's 79. Gillian Scanlan is in 25th place following a round of 82 today, Kelsey MacDonald (72,75) still leads with Renfrewshire's Eilidh Briggs one shot and Megan Briggs two shots behind.

    Wednesday, 21 July 2010

    Pamela makes a good start in European Championship

    Pamela Pretswell was the best placed of the three Scots in the field of 144 at the end of the first day of the European women's individual amateur golf championship at Kuneticka Hora Golf and Spa Resort in the Czech Republic. Pamela had a two-under-par round of 70 to be three shots behind joint leaders Marta Silva (Spain) and Giulia Molinaro (Italy).

    Scottish Junior Open Stroke Play Championship

    In the first round of the 54 hole Scottish Junior Open Stroke Play Championship at Dunfermline Golf Club today Gillian Scanlan had a 5 over par 77 and Rachael Taylor a 79. The leader on 72 is Kelsey MacDonald(Nairn Dunbar) who is attempting to win the title for the third year in a row.

    Death of LLCGA member Anne Couper


    It is with much sadness that I report the death on Saturday of Anne Couper. Anne was a member of Kirkhill and faithful supporter of the County, competing in many competitions. Her cheerful personality will be much missed at our events. Our thoughts and sympathy are with those who will miss her most, her husband Archie and family and with her sisters and fellow county members Lynne and Irene.
    The funeral will take place at Linn Crematorium, Lainshaw Drive at 12 noon on Friday 23 July.

    Tuesday, 20 July 2010

    Susan makes it three in a row

    Susan Wood-click to enlarge
     Lesley Lloyd-click to enlarge
    Susan Wood, for the third year in a row was the winner of the 36 hole Morison Cup at Colville Park Golf Club today. Lesley Lloyd was runner up. Janice Paterson with two rounds of net 70 was the winner of the handicap prize.

    Leading Scores: SS 71 CSS 71,70
    Susan Wood 145 (70,75)
    Lesley Lloyd 147 (75,72)
    Janice Paterson 152 (76,76)

    Irene wins Blackjack Cup

    Irene Nisbet- click to enlarge

    Irene Nisbet, Strathaven, with a net 69 was the winner of the Blackjack Cup at Colville Park Golf Club today.
    Leading Scores:SS 71 CSS 71
    Irene Nisbet 89(20) 69 acb
    Susan Wood 70(1) 69
    Janice Paterson 76 (6) 70

    LLCGA Junior Championship

    Captain Lesley presents trophy to Emma-click to enlarge
    Heather-click to enlarge
    Emma and Runner Up Eva-click to enlarge




    In the Junior Championship held at a warm and sunny Colville Park Golf Club today the Handicap Championship Salver was won by Heather Neilson of Mouse Valley in her first Lanarkshire event. Heather had a nett 65, 6 under par.
    The Scratch Cup was won by Emma Caddow with a gross 78.
    Leading nett scores: SS 71 CSS 71
    Heather Neilson 90 (25) 65
    Alexandra Duffy 92 (25) 67 acb
    Eva O'Connor 79 (12) 67
    Alison Reid 104 (35) 69
    Leading Scratch scores:
    Emma Caddow 78
    Eva O'Connor 79
    Heather Neilson 90

    Saturday, 17 July 2010

    Result of Girls' Championship Final

    In the final of the Girls' Championship at Eyemouth GC Lesley Atkins defeated Kate McIntosh 5&4.

    Thursday, 15 July 2010

    Scottish Girls Matchplay results

    In the first round of the Matchplay Championship at the Scottish Girls at Eyemouth GC Gillian Scanlan was defeated 2&1 by Alison Goodwin while Rachael Taylor defeated Mhairi McKay 8&7.

    In the second round Rachael was defeated 2 holes by Lesley Atkins.
    Results:

    FIRST ROUND
    Rachael Watton (Mortonhall) bt Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Ladies) 2 and 1.
    Paige Kemp (Boyce Hill) bt Lauren Whyte (St Regulus) 3 and 1.
    Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) bt Eilidh Watson (Muckhart) 2 holes.
    Kate McIntosh (Broomieknowe) bt Megan Clyne (Deeside) 3 and 2.
    Alison Goodwin (Glenbervie) bt Gillian Scanlan (Hamilton) 2 and 1.
    Rachel Polson (Peterculter) bt Linsey Stevenson (Elie and Earlsferry) 4 and 3.
    Keren Ward (Glen) bt Natasha Qayum (Ranfurly Castle) 5 and 3.
    Gemma Dryburgh (IMG Academies) bt Lesley Cosh (Cowglen) 3 and 2.
    Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw) bt Samanatha Munro (Aberdour) 3 and 1.
    Katie Reid (Monifieth) bt Alexis Hutton (Falkirk Tryst) 2 and 1.
    Jennifer Hide (Royal Norwich) bt Clara Young (North Berwick) 3 and 2.
    Hannah McCook (Abernethy) bt Jemma Chalmers (Monifieth) 6 and 5.
    Lesley Atkins (Gullane) bt Gilliian Simpson (Murrayfield) 3 and 2.
    Rachael Taylor (Hartl GR, Germany) bt Mhairi McKay (West Kilbride) 8 and 7.
    Jill Meldrum (Dullatur) bt Catherine Scott (Craigielaw) 6 and 5.
    Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) bt Kimberley Beveridge (Aboyne) 8 and 7.

    SECOND ROUND
    Watton by Kemp 2 and 1.
    McIntosh bt McKechin at 19th
    Polson bt Goodwin 5 and 4.
    Dryburgh bt Ward 4 and 3.
    MacDonald bt Reid 4 and 3.
    McCook bt Hide 5 and 3.
    Atkins bt Taylor 2 holes.
    Briggs bt Meldrum 1 hole.

    ANSLEY REID SALVER
    FIRST ROUND
    Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) bt Lauren Duncan (Aboyne) 7 and 6.
    Nicola Taylor (Dunnikier Park) bt Rosie Everett (Craigielaw) 7 and 5.
    Hannah Scott (Broomieknowe) bt Tara MacTaggart (Minto) 3 and 1.
    Kirsten MacCallum (Newburgh) bt Jorden Ferrie (Kirkintilloch) 4 and 3.
    Katie McCracken (Powfoot) bt Hannah Robb (Strathmore) 3 and 2.
    Heather Munro (Monifieth) bt Gillian Arnott (Kilbirnie Place) 4 and 3.
    Katie McGarva (Troon Ladies) bt Eleanor Tunn (Reay) 1 hole.
    Rachel Hanlon (St Regulus) bt Louise McGillivray (Banchory) 1 hole.

    QUARTER-FINALS
    Taylor bt Jaffrey 2 holes.
    Scott bt MacCallum 6 and 4.
    McCracken bt Munro at 25th.
    Hanlon bt McGarva at 20th.

    Wednesday, 14 July 2010

    Gillian and Rachael qualify for Championship Matchplay round

    Gillian Scanlan-click to enlarge
    Gillian Scanlan qualified in fifth place and Rachael Taylor in 10th place for the matchplay round of the Scottish Girls (close) Amateur Championship at Eyemouth Golf Club today. 32 qualify. Gillian will now play Alison Goodwin of Glenbervie and Rachael will play Mhairi Mckay of West Kilbride in the first round of matchplay tomorrow.

    The morning conditions were very difficult with a very strong wind and rain but after a 2 1/4 hour delay for fog the rain and wind eased and the later starters (the leading scorers from yesterday) enjoyed better conditions. The leader Rachael Watton, Mortonhall had a 2 under par round of 71 and second placed, Eilidh Briggs a 76.

    Leading Qualifiers:
    Rachael Watton 73, 71 (144)
    Eilidh Briggs 79, 76 (155)
    Gabrielle Macdonald 79, 77 (156)
    Gemma Dryburgh 79, 77 (156)
    Gillian Scanlan 76, 80 (156)
    Hannah McCook 78, 79 (157)
    Lesley Atkins 77, 81 (158)
    Megan Clyne 81, 78 (159)
    Alyson McKechin 81, 79 (160)
    Rachael Taylor 80, 81 (161)

    Tuesday, 13 July 2010

    Gillian lies second in Scottish Girls Championship

    Gillian Scanlan, Hamilton, is in second place after the first round of the Scottish Girls (close) Championship at Eyemouth Golf Club after a 3 over par round of 76, three shots behind the leader Rachael Watton of Mortonhall.
    The other Lanarkshire competitor, Rachael Taylor lies in 10th place on 80.
    Leading scores:
    Rachael Watton 73
    Lesley Atkins 77
    Jennifer Hide 78
    Clara Young 78
    Hannah McCook 78
    Eilidh Briggs 79
    Gabrielle Macdonald 79
    Gemma Dryburgh 79
    Rachael Taylor 80
    Linsey Stevenson 81
    Alyson McKechin 81
    Megan Clyne 81
    Jill Meldrum 81
    Lauren Whyte 81
    Natasha Quayum 82
    Mhairi McKay 82

    Sunday, 11 July 2010

    Reminders of some SLGA One Day Events

    This is a reminder of some of the one day competitions that the Scottish Ladies’ Golfing Association is running over the next couple of months.
    County Open Meeting, Duff House Royal, Tuesday 17 August 2010 Closing date – Monday 26 July
    The County Open Meeting is open to anyone who is a member of a Scottish Ladies’ County Golf Association and there are both nett and scratch prizes for Silver and Bronze categories.
    The venue for this year’s event is Duff House Royal which is a flat parkland course but not without its challenges which makes for an excellent day out for golfers of all abilities. Duff House Royal are also celebrating their centenary this year so why not get some of your fellow County members together and organise a day out to the event. Remember you also have the option to enter with or without playing partners for this event.
    To download an entry form click on the link below.
  • Scottish Ladies’ (Stroke Play) Foursomes, Douglas Park Golf Club, Sunday 29 August 2010
    Closing date – Monday 2 August
    This is an 18 hole stroke play foursomes event, which is open to teams of two who are members of the same Club or Section (eg County) Affiliated to the Scottish Ladies Golfing Association. Each nominated player may play only for the club or section through which she entered and must be an honorary or full member (senior or junior) of that organisation. Again there are both scratch and nett prizes for this event.
    Entries for this event should be entered by your club secretary or captain (they will have been sent an entry form), however they may not all realise this so please remind them to put in an entry / entries for your club.
    Please note that clubs may now enter more than one team for this event.
    For more information click on the following link:

  • Scottish Golf Open Amateur Mixed Foursomes, Haggs Castle Golf Club, Sunday 12 September 2010
    Closing date – Monday 16 August
    Haggs Castle are also celebrating their centenary year in 2010 so why not find yourself a partner and enter the Scottish Amateur Mixed Foursomes Championship.
    Again this is an 18 hole stroke play foursomes event open to teams of two players (one male & one female) that fulfil the entry criteria. There are both scratch and nett prizes for this event.
    Note - teams do not necessarily have to be members of the same club.
    For more information click on the following link:

  • Adult & Girl, Alloa Golf Club, Sunday September 26 2010
    Closing date – Monday 6 September
    This event is open to any team consisting of a junior girl (under 18 at 1 January 2010) with either a male or female adult. The maximum handicap for adults is 28 for gents and 36 for ladies but girls do not have to have a CONGU handicap to enter this competition.
    For more information click on the following link:
  • Saturday, 10 July 2010

    Scotland win Bronze Medals

    Scotland beat Germany 5-2 in the play-off for the bronze medals on the final day of the European women's amateur team championship at La Manga, Spain.
    Spain won the gold, beating Sweden 4-3 in the championship final.
    CHAMPIONSHIP FLIGHT
    Final
    SPAIN 4, SWEDEN 3

    Play-off for third place
    GERMANY 2, SCOTLAND 5
    Foursomes (0-2)
    P Halbig and T Hoffmeister lost to P Pretswell and L Murray 3 and 2.
    L Katzy and S Kirchmayr lost to K MacDonald and L Kenney 1 hole.
    Singles (2-3)
    V Sternebeck lost to MacDonald at 20th.
    Hoffmeister bt Pretswell 3 and 2.
    Katzy bt Murray 4 and 2.
    Kirchmayr lost to J Turner 5 and 4.
    Halbig lost to Kenney (1 up after 12 holes).

    Friday, 9 July 2010

    May wins West Vets Championship

    May Hughes-click to enlarge
    Congratulations to May Hughes who defeated
    Alex Glennie in a close match at Renfrew Golf Club today in the final of the West Vets Championship. It was all square after 17 but May ,after only just managing to find her tee shot in time, won the 18th.
    May has been selected for the Scottish Vets Team for the Jamboree in Cumbria.

    Draw for Morison & Blackjack Cups and Junior Championship

    To view the draws click on the link below. Please arrive early in case of changes.

    Please note we are no longer using the locker room. Registration will be in the Millenium Suite which is at the end of the main building next to the main car park. Score cards should also be returned there. The visitors' changing room next to the Pro Shop in the main building is to be used. Catering will be available from 9am to 4pm probably in the lounge in the main hall.


  • Morison, Blackjack and Junior Champioship Draws