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.
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:
Thomas Detry (Belgium).
Albert Eckhardt (Finland).
Johana Kukkonen (Finland).
Moritz Lampert (Germany).
Chris Lloyd (England).
Kristoffer Ventura (Norway).
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.

Karen Ballantyne (East) bt Anne Ryan (Highland) 2 holes.
May Hughes (West) bt Fiona De Vries (Midland) 6 and 5.
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.


SS: 69 CSS: 71
Adelia McEwan 80 (12) 67
Anne Lloyd 82 (12) 70 acb
Marie McConnell 88(18) 70
Lesley Lloyd 73 (1) 72
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.

Ireland 4 Scotland 5
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.
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.
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.

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.
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

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.