Sunday, 30 May 2010

Pamela finishes joint 4th In St Rule

Pamela finished in joint 4th place but only 1 shot behind the leaders after the third round of the St Rule over the Old Course St Andrews today.
Par 227 (75 76 76). CSS 75 77 76
221 Amy Boulden (Maesdu) 75 77 69, Laura Murray (Alford) 73 74 74, Stacey Keating (Australia) 74 73 74.(play-off)
222 Tara Davies (Holyhead) 71 76 75, Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) 70 77 75, Justine Lee (Australia) 71 78 73.
Susan Wood finished on 242 (79,80,83)

Saturday, 29 May 2010

Pamela shows her class to lead in St Rule Trophy

Pamela Prestswell , one of only two Scots in the Great Britain & Ireland team for the Curtis Cup match against the United States from June 11 to 13 at Essex County Club, Massachusetts, showed her class by leading the star-studded St Rule Trophy international field over the New Course, St Andrews today.
Pamela, a Bothwell Castle Golf Club member, who has played little competitive golf since last Septemer’s home internationals at Irvine, shot a five-under-par 70 to lead by one stroke from repeating Welsh champion Tara Davies (Holyhead) and last year’s Australian champion, Justine Lee.
Susan Wood also made a good start with a 4 over 79.
FIRST-ROUND SCORES ----- St Andrews New Course.
Par 75, CSS 75
70 Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle).
71 Tara Davies (Holyhead), Justine Lee (A(Vale Royal Millennium), Charley Hull (Woburn), Charlotte Ellis (Minchinhampton).
73 Jacqueline Sneddon (Alyth), Laura Murray (Alford), Martine Pow (Selkirk).
74 Emma Sheffield (Newark), Julie Yang (Loretto School), Sally Shayler (Bedfordshire), Roseanne Niven (Crieff), Stacey Keating (Australia), Charlotte Wild (Mere).
75 Jessica Speechley (Australia), Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar), Amy Boulden (Maesdu).
76 Ami Storey (Ponteland), Hannah Roos (Sweden), Natalie Lowe (Prestbury).
77 Ashley Ona (Australia), Charlotte Dalton (Ladbrook Park), Louise Kenney (Pitreavie), Jess Wilcox (Blankney), Gillian O'Leary (Cork), Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder), Kelly Tidy (Royal Birkdale), Rachael Watton (Mortonhall).
78 Bronte Law (Bramhall), Lisa Ball (Matfen Hall), Emma Goddard
79 Susan Jackson (Ladybank), Maria Dunne (Skerries), Claire Hargan (Mortonhall), Elaine Moffat (St Regulus), Karen Delaney (Carlow), Susan Wood (Drumpellier).
80 Samantha Birks (Wolstanton), Emma Fairnie (Dunbar), Olivia Winning (Rotherham), Ann Ramsay (Kirriemuir), Claire MacDonald (Gullane Ladies), Rozalyn Adams (addington Court Ladies), Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm), Rebecca Wilson (Grange), Anne Laing (Vale of Leven), Gemma Bradbury (Cottrell Park).
81 Jane Turner (Craigielaw), Nikki Foster (Pleasington), Sara Bishop (Windyhill).
82 Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze), Gillian Monteith (Portpatrick Dunskey), Joelle Van Baarle (Belgium).
83 Tilly Magill (Woburn).
84 Alyson McvKechin (Elderslie), Megan Garland (The Oaks).
85 Cara Gruber (Royal Dornoch).
86 Shonagh Raitt (Forfar).
87 Jocelyn Mackie (Ladybank).
88 Rachael McQueen (Troon Ladies).

Friday, 28 May 2010

Team for Jamboree

The team to represent Lanarkshire at the West Inter County Matches at Kilmacolm Golf Club from 14- 16 June 2010 is as follows:
Emma Caddow, Strathaven; Elaine Cuthill, Lanark; Angela Devine, Hamilton; May Hughes, Lanark; Lesley Lloyd, Hayston; Fiona Norris, Hamilton; Fiona Scott, Bothwell Castle and Susan Wood, Drumpellier.

Attention Juniors

If you have an approriate congu handicap and are of a suitable age why don't you enter for one of the following Scottish competitions? The entry forms can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate link below.
Scottish Girls Under 14 Girls Championship at Auchterarder Golf Club on 9th July. Handicap limit 36.
Closing date 7 June
  • Under14 Entry Form

  • Scottish Girls (Close) Championship at Eyemouth Golf Club from 13th to 17th July. Handicap limit 34. This consists of 2 strokeplay rounds over 2 days. The 32 players with the best scratch scores qualify for the matchplay rounds and those with the next 16 best scratch scores qualify for a separate matchplay competition. Although this is a scratch competition girls with higher handicaps are encouraged to participate for experience.
    Closing date: 14 June

  • Scottish Junior Championship at Dunfermline Golf Club from 21-23 July. Age: under21,
    Handicap Limit: 34 Closing date: 21 June.
  • Junior Entry Form
  • Thursday, 27 May 2010

    May Hughes is leading qualifier for West Vets Championship

    May Hughes (Lanark) played great golf today to have the leading Score of the Day with a 2 over Par 74 at the West Vets' Meeting at Old Ranfurly on a rather windy, blustery and showery day. This was also the qualifying round for the championship.
    After starting with a bogey 6 she then managed to have 3 birdies on the outward 9 and finished with a birdie 2 at the tricky 18th hole.
    SSS 72, CSS 72, 72 Entrants.
    Scratch - May Hughes (Lanark) 74
    1st:Moira Hogg (Old Ranfurly) 88 (19)69
    2nd: May Hughes (Lanark) 74 (4) 70 (bih)
    3rd: Patricia Richmond (Douglas Park) 85 (15) 70
    May will now meet Suzanne Cadden in the quarter finals of the Championship at Renfrew Golf Club on Tuesday.

    Junior Friendly Match v Renfrewshire

    Last Sunday a team of our higher handicap Juniors played a Friendly Match against Renfrewshire at Caldwell Golf Club on a lovely sunny day. The team consisted of the following players:-
    Julie and Emily Glencorse and Kirsten Brown , Torrance House; Alexandra Duffy, Cathkin Braes; Heather Neilson, Kames; Abbi Kidd, Lenzie; Veronica McCluskey, Strathaven and Alison Reid, Lanark.
    Our team lost 5-3, with Veronica, Kirsten and Alison winning their match. However a good time was had by all. Thank you to Margaret Reid for the photographs.

    Thursday, 20 May 2010

    Scottish Championship Match Play Results

    In the first round Susan Wood bt Ann F Ramsay (Kirriemuir) 2 and 1.
    Rachael Taylor bt Jemma Chalmers (Monifieth) 5 and 4.
    Sammy Leslie (Westhill) bt Elaine Cuthill 1 hole.
    In the second round Clare Marie Carlton (Fereneze) bt Susan Wood 2 holes.
    Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) bt Rachael Taylor 6 and 5.
    In the County team competition for the McNeil Trophy lanarkshire were third equal with Midlothian behind the winners, Aberdeenshire and Fife.

    Wednesday, 19 May 2010

    All Lanarkshire team members qualify for Matchplay at 'Scottish'

    At the Scottish Ladies Close Amateur Championship at Craigielaw Rahael Taylor, Susan Wood and Elaine Cuthill have qualified for the first round of the matchplay tomorrow.
    Rachael has qualified in 5th place after an excellent 2 under par round of 71 today to add to her 79 of yesterday. In today's round she had two bogies, one double bogie and six birdies.
    Susan had a very good 2 over par round of 75, which included 3 birdies, today to improve on her 84 of yesterday and raise her into 25th place.
    After a good round of 78 yesterday Elaine slipped to 31st place today with a round of 84. She birdied the last to make sure of a place in the matchplay. We wish them all well.
    Martine Pow was the top qualifier with a 2 under par total of 144.

    Tuesday, 18 May 2010

    Results now published on HowDidiDO

    The problem with the publishing of results to the HowDidiDo website has now been resolved with Club 2000 and the results of the last two competitions can now be viewed there.
    If you have not yet registered with HowDidiDo please click on their logo on the sidebar then register. If your Home Club does not use Club 2000, register using l.l.c.g.a as your club. This can be found in the drop down menu of female clubs.

    Rachael made it to the Scottish Championship

    Rachael Taylor arrived at Edinburgh Airport last night on an EasyJet flight from Munich Airport and will tee off at 9.20 this morning, writes COLIN FARQUHARSON
    Rachael and her mother came off the stand-by list at the last moment to get on the late-night flight after 48 hours of being thwarted by the volcanic ash clouds in their bid to get from Germany to Scotland.
    Hopefully Rachael can recover sufficiently from this ordeal to do herself justice. At the momnt she is 4 over after 9.

    For live scoring during the 'Scottish' please go to the SLGA website. The link on the sidebar can be used.

    Monday, 17 May 2010

    Lanarkshire Team to defend trophy in Scottish Close Championship

    Last year the Lanarkshire team of Pamela Pretswell, Elaine Cuthill and Susan Wood won the McNeil Trophy which is presented to the County team with the best two from three handicap scores in the two Qualifying rounds of the 'Scottish'. Pamela is unable to play this year as she has an important exam this week. Her place in the team at Craigielaw has been taken by Rachael Taylor , a 1 handicap 17 year old who was born in Airdrie but has spent most of her life in Germany where her father is the head professional,with a staff of 36, at the five star Hartl Golf Resort, Bad Griesbach in southern Germany.
    She is scheduled to tee off at 9.20 tomorrow morning on her debut in the 97th Scottish women's amateur championship at Craigielaw.
    Unfortunately so far her efforts to make it from Germany to Scotland have beeen stymied by the volcanic ash from Iceland which closes airports right, left and centre at short notice.
    She has been trying since the weekend to find airports that are open in Bavaria and Britain. She is tonight on standby for a flight from Munich to Edinburgh
    Rachael, in an E-mail to Kirkwoodgolf at tea-time today, said:
    "My flight to Scotland on Sunday night was cancelled. We booked another flight today, but it was also cancelled. My last and only chance is to go standby tonight. I'm just about to go to the airport to try and get on! It's about a 100 miles away.
    "So far the flight hasn't been cancelled from the Edinburgh end. Fingers crossed!"
    Claire Hargan, the SLGA's Championship Manager, said:
    "We are very much hoping Rachael will make it. It's an important championship for her in that Scotland team selections for later in the season can be based on performances this week."
    Munich Airport is about 1 1/2 hours away from where the Taylors live but Claire understands that Rachael and her parents drove something like 700 kilometres at the weekend to try to find an airport that was open."
    Miss Taylor is a Scotland girl international and recent winner of an open tournament in Germany. She told Kirkwoodgolf earlier in the month:
    “I started playing golf in Germany with my dad at the age of eight and played my first adult tournament at the age of 11. Although I have lived almost all of my life in Germany, I feel as Scottish as any of the other girls,” said Rachael, a fluent German speaker.
    Rachael joined LLCGA this year and hopes to play in some of our competitions during July and August.
    We hope she manages to catch a flight in time.

    Sunday, 16 May 2010

    May Spoon Results

    The May Spoon was played today over Lanark Golf Club which was in very good condition.
    SS 74 CSS 75
    Silver Scratch: May Hughes 77
    Silver Handicap:
    1. Jenny Potter 80 (9) 71
    2. May Hughes 77 (4) 73 BIH
    3. Angela Devine 79 (6) 73
    4. Ruth Rankin 80 (6) 74
    Bronze Scratch and Handicap: Anne Morrison 111 (22) 89
    Please note there is a problem with How Did I Do. It will not accept our results.

    Tuesday, 11 May 2010

    Inter County Foursomes Qualifying Round

    The Qualifying Round for the Inter County Foursomes was held today at Carluke Golf Club with the competitors enjoying the sunny weather (after a few flakes of snow), the good condition of the course and the good food afterwards. The following have qualified for the finals at Ballochmyle Golf Club on Thursday 3rd June.
    1. Lesley Lloyd & Fiona Scott 75
    2. Pauline Warlow & Joanna Scott 81
    3. Jenny Potter & Donna Hunter 89

    1. Linda Mclanachan & Anne Cameron (20) 72
    2. Mary Turner & Margaret Loughrey (21) 77
    3. Pam Rice & Marion Porter (21) 79

    The leading handicap scores were:
    1. L. McLanachan & A. Cameron (20) 72
    2. L. Lloyd & F. Scott (2.5) 72.5
    3. J Potter & D Hunter (15.5)73.5
    4. P. Warlow & J. Scott (6.5) 74.5
    5. M Turner & M Loughrey (21) 77
    6. P Rice & M Porter (21) 79

    Monday, 10 May 2010

    Winter Foursomes concluded

    Elaine and Susan-click to enlarge

    The final of the Winter Foursomes took place on a sunny evening (but with winter temperatures) at Hamilton Golf club today. The winners after an enjoyable game were Elaine Cuthill and Susan Wood who defeated Lynne Williamson and Irene Morton 5 &3. Congratulations Elaine and Suzy.

    Draw for Lanark Spoon on Sunday

    To view the draw for the Spoon Competition at Lanark Colf Club on Sunday 16th May at Lanark Golf Club please click on the link below.
  • Draw for Lanark Spoon
  • Friday, 7 May 2010

    Clare Queen Golf Day at The Carrick

  • In order to raise funds to cover expenses to compete in tournaments on the European Tour, Clare is holding a Golf Day at The Carrick, Loch Lomond on Monday 19th July. The competition is open to all, both male and female and full handicap allowance will be given.
  • Clare says that times are tough at the moment and sponsorship is hard to get so this is a way to raise some funds and at the same time give people a good day out. She would appreciate your support. For details of the Golf Day please click on the link below then zoom in to enlarge.

  • Clare Queen Golf Day -click to view
  • Thursday, 6 May 2010

    Junior Talent Spotting Evening

    Yesterday 37 girls from 11 different clubs in Lanarkshire attended a talent spotting evening organised by Junior Secretary Fiona Scott at Playsport where Lesley MacKay gave them some exercices, some targets to hit to and some games while observing the golfing skills of the girls. 14 girls who showed potential were chosen for extra coaching to take place at Playsport. A number of other girls showed some potential but it was felt they would benefit from more tuition before being assessed again in the future.

    Monday, 3 May 2010

    Draw for Inter County Foursomes

    The draw for the Inter County Foursomes Qualifying Round to be held at Carluke Golf Club on Tuesday 11th May is shown below. Please arrive early as times may be changed.
    Inter County Foursomes
    Carluke Golf Club
    11 May 2010

    Time Players Club
    1.00pm Irene Morton & Lynne Williamson Kirkhill
    Caroline Smith & Irene Nisbet Strathaven
    1.06pm Joyce McGowan & Jennifer Wiles Bothwell Castle/ Drumpellier
    Jean Macintyre & Nora Wilson Strathaven

    1.12pm Pauline Warlow & Joyce Scott Cathkin Braes
    Marion Brodie & Jean Allan Strathaven
    1.18pm Linda McLanachan & Anne Cameron Strathaven
    Hilda Everett & Margo Paterson Cathkin Braes

    1.24pm Ann Prentice & Anne Burden Bothwell Castle/ Cambuslang
    Lesley McTaggart & Liz McLean East Kilbride
    1.30pm Anne Lloyd & Pat Casey Hayston/Mount Ellen
    Tracy & Jillian McPherson Langlands/ East Kilbride
    1.36pm Jan McMillan & Anne Sillars Hayston
    Carol McKinnon & May Hughes Cambuslang/ Cathkin Braes
    1.42pm Jane Lees & Gail Campbell Cathkin Braes/ East Kilbride
    Lesley Lloyd & Fiona Scott Hayston, Bothwell Castle

    1.48pm Jean Glass & Irene Cooper Drumpellier
    Dorothy Loudon & Margaret Allan Strathaven/ Hollandbush
    1.54pm Kathleen Lyons & Christine Young Kirkhill
    Pam Rice & Marion Porter Strathaven

    2.00pm Michelle Molloy & Jenny Potter Cathkin Braes
    Jean Hamilton & Agnes McCall Strathaven
    2.06pm Mary Turner & Margaret Laughrey Cambuslang/ Crow Wood
    Margaret Porteous & partner Drumpellier
    Margaret Paterson & Jan Watt Airdrie

    Junior Team win at West Championship

    The Junior team of Emma Caddow and Eva O'Connor had the leading handicap total at yesterday's West of Scotland Championship and so won the West of Scotland County Golf Association Junior Salver. Well done girls.

    Sunday, 2 May 2010

    Lanarkshire players perform well at West of Scotland Championship

    Megan Briggs of Kilmacolm was the winner of the West of Scotland Championship at Cardross Golf Club today. The Renfrewshire team of Megan Briggs, Claire Marie Carlton and Donna Jackson won the team championship.
    Lesley Lloyd continuing her good form from the championship finished in third place while Elaine Cuthill was equal fourth. Emma Caddow had an excellent second round score of 2 over par 76. The Lanarkshire team of Lesley Lloyd, Elaine Cuthill and Susan Wood were second in the team competition.
    The leading scores were:
    SS:74 CSS: 75,74
    148 Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) 72 76.
    153 Sara Bishop (Windyhill) 73 80.
    156 Lesley Lloyd (Hayston) 78 78.
    158 Claire-Marie Carlton (Fereneze) 84 74, Lorraine Campbell (Cardross) 81 77, Elaine Cuthill (Lanark) 80 78, Nichola Ferguson (Clober) 78 80.
    159 Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 81 78.
    160 Alyson McGinnigle (Cochrane Castle) 78 82.
    161 Rachael McQueen (Troon Ladies) 82 79, Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle) 80 81.
    162 Catherine Malcolm (Prestwick St Nicholas) 83 79.
    163 Emma Caddow (Strathaven) 87 76.
    165 Lindsay Stevenson (Whitecraigs) 86 79, Susan Wood (Drumpellier) 82 83.
    167 Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) 88 79.
    168 Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) 81 87.
    169 Natasha Qayum (Ranfurly Castle) 83 86, Ruth Rankin (Lanark) 82 87.
    170 Lesley Cosh (Cowglen) 85 85.