Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Winter Foursome Result

In a very close match today Christine Main and Lesley Lloyd defeated Irene Morton and Lynne Williamson at the 19th hole.

Friday, 23 December 2011

Winter Foursome Result

At Cathkin Braes today Hilda Everett and Margo Paterson defeated Anne Clark and Karen Ward.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Winter Foursomes

 Due to injury, Pat Casey and Anne Lloyd have had to wthdraw from the Winter Foursomes competition. Lesley Watson and Julie Kelly will go through to the next round.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Do you fancy attending the SGU/SLGA Rules Course?

SLGA are still looking for anyone interested in potentially becoming an SLGA Rules Official but this course is available to any member of an SLGA or SGU affiliated club to attend (i.e. it is not just for those interested in becoming SLGA or SGU Rules Officials).
See the link below for full details of the Rules School and how to apply

Friday, 2 December 2011

Fixtures for 2012

Friendly Match v Midlothian  Sun. 1 April   away venue TBC
Fund raising event   Sat. 10 March    Bothwell Castle
Championship   Mon-Wed. 23-25April   Bothwell Castle
West of Sc. Championship   Sun. 6 May   Renfrew
Inter County Foursomes Qual.  Tues 22nd May   East Kilbride
Inter County foursomes Final    Mon. 11 June    Hamilton
West Inter County Matches      Mon- Wed 18-20 June  Cardross
May Spoon                             Sun. 20 May    Kirkhill
June Spoon                           Mon. 25 June   Drumpellier
July Spoon                            Mon. 9 July     Cawder
September Spoon                  Sun. 2 Sept     Sandyhills
Morison Cup                          Tues 31 July     Colville Park
Kennedy Salver                     Mon 6 August   West Kilbride
Tri Am                                  Fri.10 August    Cambuslang
Autumn Meeting                    Wed 22August   Hayston
County Open Meeting            Thurs 30 August  Castle Park
Commonwealth Spoons         Thurs. 13 Sept   Powfoot
County Finals                        21-23 Sept.      Montrose
AGM Mon.                            19 Nov.             Cambuslang

Sunday, 27 November 2011

2nd Formal Coaching session of the winter season goes well

10 Seniors and 13 juniors took part today at Playsport. Again the girls were put through their paces by Lesley and a very informative and enjoyable time was had by all, in spite of the cold weather.

Friday, 25 November 2011

Minutes of AGM

To view the minutes of the AGM held in Cambuslang Golf Club last Monday evening please click on the link below.
Minutes of 2011 AGM

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Thank you for my gift

At the AGM on Monday evening I was presented with a gift by Lesley Lloyd, on behalf of the members, as a token of their appreciation for all my work as Honorary Secretary over the last 7 years. I would  like to thank all the members very much indeed for this lovely gift and for all your support over these years.
This is what was in the box
Thank you also for the flowers which were presented to myself, Lesley Lloyd and May Hughes 

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Winter Coaching Offers at Playsport

Sadly it appears that winter is now upon us.......
So now is the perfect time to start your winter coaching regime.
Our Ultimate Winter Coaching Package is now up and running and for sale. The packages consists of:
Adult Package: 5 x 45 minute lessons PLUS a 9 hole playing lessons for only £150
Junior package: 5 x 30 minute lessons PLUS a 9 hole playing lesson for only £100
Both packages are available with all of our Teaching Professionals.
For further information or to book please contact our reception on 01355 575 980.
All lessons must be completed by end of April 2012.
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May Hughes receives Honorary Membership of LLCGA

This is Lesley's speech on presenting the Honorary Membership.
May Hughes has been a member of LLCGA since 1979 and played for the County Team between 1983 and 2010. May was selected for this year’s team but decided it was time to hang up her red jersey.
During that time, especially in the 1980s and early 1990s, Lanarkshire were a very successful team and May was part of a winning team that qualified for and won the Scottish County Finals on 4 occasions.
May was County Champion in 1993, 2003 & 2004 and runner-up on 3 other occasions. As well as being a very successful golfer, May served on Committee from 1996-99 and she was County Captain in 2008 and 2009 in our Centenary Year.
Since becoming eligible for Seniors and Vets golf May has twice been West of Scotland Vets Champion in 2008 and 2010, was runner up in the Scottish Vets Championship in 2010, represented the Scottish Vets Team on five occasions and this year represented Scotland in the Senior Home International Matches.
May, in recognition of your outstanding contribution and commitment to Lanarkshire Ladies County Golf Association over many years I would ask you to accept Honorary membership of our Association.
This was May's Reply
Many thanks Lesley for your kind words
Listening to the dates from 1979 it’s quite scary to think that 32 years seem to have passed by in a flash.
I was very fortunate to be part of a very successful Lanarkshire Team in the 1980’s and 90’s when appearances at the County Finals was a regular occurrence.
My initiation to foursomes at this time was under the watchful eye of our president Ann Prentice and my lasting memory of that training was that losing a match was not an option.
The decision taken to retire from Inter County matches was not taken lightly. It was always a privilege to pull on a bright red jersey and play for Lanarkshire. The experience gained and the friendships made over three decades will always be very special to me.
As I have now reached an age that I am eligible to participate in senior events, the competitive edge gained from playing County Team Golf has been invaluable.
To therefore receive an honorary membership of Lanarkshire for playing golf and having the opportunity to serve on committee and the privilege of being county captain in centenary year is indeed the icing on the cake.
I am proud to now be an honorary member of this great County and I will continue to offer support in any way I can in the years to come.
My thanks again to Lesley and the Lanarkshire committee for bestowing this honour.

Successful and enjoyable AGM last night

A full report of the AGM will follow later.
Some of last night's prizewinners
Champion Rachael Taylor could not be present

Monday, 21 November 2011

Winter Foursome Result

On Saturday at Hayston GC Irene Morton and Lynne Williamson defeated Patti Chalmers and Adelia McEwan.
On Sunday at Airdrie GC Anne Mungall and Marcia Stirling defeated Anne Cameron and Aileen Woodland.
All 1st round ties have now been completed. Please try to arrange the 2nd round ties soon, before the snow arrives.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Winner of Murcia Ladies Open to be decided by play off tomorrow

After both shooting 70 in the final round of the Murcia Ladies Open to finish at five under par 214, the defending champion Julie Tvede from Denmark and Spain’s Carlota Ciganda will resume play on Sunday morning. The two players played the par five 18th twice in the play-off, both recording birdies each time but were unable to continue due to darkness.
Heather MacRae (Gleneagles) was the top Scot, finishing T9 on 223 with scores of 76, 70 and 77. She had a double bogey 6 at the 15th for the second successive day.
Pamela Pretswell  finished one shot behind Heather but T17 was her final position after rounds of 73, 75 and 76. She had a birdie 3 at the 14th in the final round. The same hole cost her a double bogey 6 in the first round.This is acrditable performance in this, a professional competition and a good practice for the january's LET Qualifying School which is being played over the same course.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Play suspended in Murcia Ladies Open

The second round of the 54-hole Murcia Ladies Open over the South Course, La Manga will be completed early Saturday morning after electrical storms in the south-east region of Spain forced a suspension of play this afternoon.
Pamela Pretswell who still has 9 holes to complete is two over par overall.

Winter Foursome Result

At Drumpellier GC yesterday Jean Glass and Irene Cooper defeated Marion Brodie and Jean Allan.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Pamela is joint eighth after first round in Spain

Pamela Pretswell is competing in the Murcia Open at La Manga, Spain, which is a professional event. She is retaining her amateur status until she sees how she fares at the Ladies European Tour Qualifying School over the same course in early January.
Pamela  is joint eighth in a field of 82 players, five shots behind the 21-year-old Spanish leader, Carlota Ciganda, a rookie pro from Pamplona, after the first round.
Pamela would have been at least two shots closer but for a double bogey 6 at the 14th. Pamela had a mid-round slump when she dropped four shots between the ninth and 15th but she had started well with birdies at the third and long fourth.
She also finished strongly with birdies at the 16th and long 18th to match the par of 73.

Winter Foursome Result

Due to Dee Docherty having an injury , she and her partner Sheila Sergenson had to withdraw from the competition. Joyce McGowan and Jennifer Wiles are through to the next round.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Rules Officials needed

The SLGA are seeking candidates to train as Rules Officials. They are looking for those who have already passed the SGU Rules Exam or people interested in sitting this exam. This involves a two day course with an exam at the end and which involves a cost. This would allow someone to officiate at club or county level and she may be asked to assist at Scottish events.  
Those who have successfully passed the SGU exam, at the invitation of the SLGA,  may be put forward to sit the more advanced R&A exam. The SLGA fund this exam.
If you are interested in having your name put forward please contact Fiona Scott by 30th November. 

Monday, 14 November 2011

Winter Foursome Result

Last year's winners Moray Meechan and Gail Campbell are through to the next round after  defeating Anne and Katy Burden on Sunday.

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Mhairi McKay is inducted into Stanford University Athletics Hall of Fame

Mhairi, an Honorary Member of LLCGA, who is a member of the LPGA tour was yesterday inducted into Stanford University Athletics Hall of Fame. The following is an extract from the Stanford University website.

What are some of your thoughts about being selected to Stanford's Athletic Hall Fame?

When the phone call came from the athletic department informing me of my selection for the Hall of Fame I remember just being completely stunned and taken aback. Such an honor I had given no thought to. Obviously I was aware of the great Stanford golfers already inducted, Mickey Wright, Tom Watson, Tiger Woods to name but a few; their stratospheric achievements have been an inspiration to me throughout my career. Following in their footsteps is very surreal, flattering and humbling.

To view the full story click on the link below.

Squads have first informal get together

10 Seniors and 14 juniors took part in our first informal get together of the winter season at playsport on Thursday evening.
Each team, which consisted of a senior and at least one junior, was given a practice sheet and a prize was awarded for the highest score. Well done to Susan wood, Erin Jonhston and Kirstin Brown who won this challenge in a sudden death play off.
There were additional prizes awarded for targets.  It was extremely encouraging to see how many of the targets were hit by the juniors.
A great night was had by all and a big thank you is due to Lesley MacKay for setting the challenges for the evening.
Report by Fiona Scott

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Winter Foursomes result

Susan Wood and Jenny Potter defeated Isa Robertson and Betty Smith at Drumpellier Golf Club on another nice November day.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Prizewinners 2011

The following prizes will be presented at the AGM on 21st November. I do hope the prizewinners will be able to attend.
Winter Foursomes 2010/2011
Runners Up: Irene Morton and Lynne Williamson, Kirkhill
Winners: Gail Campbell & Moray Meechan, East Kilbride
2010 Spoon Finals Winner: Alison Reid, Lanark
Spoon Competitions:
May (Crow Wood)- 1st Class Handicap Lynne Williamson,Kirkhill, Scratch Susan Wood, Drumpellier.
2nd class handicap and scratch  Alison Reid , Lanark.
June (East Kilbride)- 1st class- scratch: Christine Main, Hayston, Fiona Norris, Hamilton,
2nd class handicap and scratch: Joan Anderson , Wishaw 
July (Wishaw)- 1st class Handicap and scratch: Ruth Rankin , Lanark
2nd class Kirsten Brown , Torrance House
September( Cathkin Braes) Abandoned due to high winds and heavy rain
Centenary Rosebowl: ( best net score in September Spoon) Not awarded
Coronation Medal: Best Net Score in Spoons (-2 BIH ) Kirsten Brown, Torrance House
IMF Brooches: Best score in all competitions – gross: (-2 ) Susan Wood , Drumpellier
Net score:(-4 BIH ) Lorna Laidlaw, Drumpellier
Inter County Foursomes: Qualifying Round – Mount Ellen GC
Scratch: 1. Fiona Scott, Bothwell Castle & Lesley Lloyd, Hayston
2. Susan Wood, Drumpellier & Jenny Potter, Cathkin Braes
3. Gail Campbell, East Kilbride & Jane Lees, Cathkin Braes
Handicap: 1. Roxy Brown, Hamiton & Kay Cherrie, Mount Ellen
2. Joyce McGowan, Bothwell Castle, & Jennifer Wiles, Drumpellier
3. Sheila Sergenson, & Enid King, East Kilbride
Stevenson Trophy: ( Senior Competition) – aggregate of two best net scores from spoons. Winner : Winnie Cossar, Drumpellier
Nancy’s Cup: Kirsten Brown, Torrance House
Junior Championship Salver: Heather Neilson, Greenburn
Junior Scratch Cup: Emma Caddow, Strathaven
Blackjack Cup: Runner Up: Margaret Noblett (V) , Lenzie; Winner: Susan Wood, Drumpellier
FJ Morison Cup: Runner Up: Lesley Lloyd, Hayston
Winner: Susan Wood ; Drumpellier Handicap Prize: Ellie Bryce, Strathaven
Centenary Salver: (Best net score in championship or Bronze Trophy) Lorna Laidlaw, Drumpellier
Bronze Championship: Runner Up: Aileen Woodland, Strathaven; Winner: Agnes McCall, Strathaven
Joan Norris Memorial Trophy: (leading qualifier in championship): Rachael Taylor, AM Reichswald
Allan Trophy: (Runner up to champion): Angela Devine, Hamilton
Maitland Trophy (County Champion 2010): Rachael Taylor, AM Reichswald
Prizes already awarded: Semi finalists in championship: May Hughes and Fiona Scott.
Leading qualifier in Bronze Championship: Agnes McCall, Strathaven

Monday, 7 November 2011

Winter Foursomes result

At East Kilbride Golf Club Karen Ward and Anne Clark defeated May Hughes and Isobel Robertson.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Winter Foursomes results

On a lovely day today Christine Main and Lesley Lloyd defeated Anne Pardoe and Janet Strain at Hayston GC while at Lanark GC Ruth Rankin and Margaret Reid  defeated  May Hughes and Ann Prentice.
At Bothwell Castle yesterday Pauline Warlow and Carol McKinnon defeated Fay Chalmers and Alice Brown.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Anne Walker is featured on Kirkwood Golf

Anne Walker, a former member of Strathaven Golf Club and of the County Team. is being featured in Kirkwood Golf all this week. Anne is now head women's coach at the University of California-Davis. She is now engaged  and is to be married in August. To see reports and photographs go to the Kirkwood Golf website.

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Winter Foursomes result

In a close game on a pleasant day at Wishaw Golf Club today Irene Nisbet and Jean Macintyre defeated Joan Anderson and Jean Maddock.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Winter Foursomes result

Margaret Allan and Dorothy Loudon have had to withdraw from the Winter Foursomes and so Hilda Everett and Margo Paterson are through to the next round. Renember the updated draw sheet can be viewed by clicking on the link on the sidebar.
All first round challenges should now have been made and you are reminded to try to play as soon as possible as extensions will only be given due to a  prolonged period of extremely bad weather. 

Monday, 24 October 2011

Pamela is second in SLGA Order of Merit

The SLGA Order of Merit was won by Louise Kenney of Pitreavie, the Scottish Amateur Champion with 2375 points.
Pamela Pretswell who missed several events because of university commitments, still gained 1,800 points to finish second in what could be her final amateur season.  She has entered the Ladies' European Tour qualifying school early next year.
Rachael Taylor finished 10th and Susan Wood 13th. Lesley Lloyd , Jenny Potter, Elaine Cuthill and Angela Devine in spite of only playing in  2 counting competitions   also featured on the list, Lesley at 44th, Jenny at 59th, Elaine at 71 and Angela at 76.
Well done to all.
To see the full list and how the points were awarded go to the SLGA website.  

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Junior Champion of Champions played at the Dukes today

Connie Jaffrey, Ayrshire, won the Junior Champion of Champions at the Duke's Course, St Andrews. Connie had a 1 over par 72. Lanarkshire Junior Champion, Emma Caddow, scored 82. The weather was good but the course was playing long.
Par 71 SSS 71. CSS 71
72 Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies).
73 Clara Young (North Berwick).
74 Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Ladies), Eilidh Watson (Muckhart).
75 Linsey Stevenson (Elie and Earlsferry).
76 Rachel Walker (Dumfries and Co).
78 Lauren Whyte (St Regulus).
79 Hannah Scott (Broomieknowe).
80 Nicola Robertson (Dunblane New).
82 Kate McIntosh (Broomieknowe), Emma Caddow (Strathaven).
83 Kimberley Beveridge (Aboyne).
86 Karen Ward (The Glen), Alison Goodwin (Glenbervie).
101 Leanne Wilson (Kelso).
DQ Alyson McKechin (Elderslie).
WD Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey), Annabelle (Nairn Dunbar).

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Pamela now ranked world number 29

Pamela Pretswell moved up three places to No 29 in the Women's World Amateur Golf Rankings this midweek on the strength of her finishing third in rain-shortened French women's amateur international tournament at Morfontaine at the weekend.
This means the Bothwell Castle GC member will have to play in the 72-hole pre-qualifying event at the Ladies European Tour School at La Manga, Spain from January 8 to 11.
Had she been ranked in the leading 25 at the LET's closing date for entries, she would have been exempt from pre-qualifying and gone straight through to the Final Q School field for the 90-hole event from January 15 to 19.

Monday, 10 October 2011

Lanarkshire Girls play in Junior Masters

Three Lanarkshire girls, Heather Neilson, Alexandra Duffy and Emily Glencorse played in the Highland Spring Junior Masters on a wet and windy and sometimes sunny day at the Queens Course, Gleneagles yesterday.
They qualified from regional events for this Under-16 years, handicap-based Stableford points competition organised by the Scottish Golf Union, assisted by the Scottish Ladies Golfing Association and run in conjunction with clubgolf, Scotland's national junior golf development programme.
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40 Kirsty Brodie (Strathmore) (13).
37 Jemma Brown (St Regulus) (19).
36 Alexandra Mennie (Elie & Earlsferry Ladies) (21).
35 Leanne Wilson (Kelso) (14).
34 Lara Frostwick (Gullane Ladies) (14), Emma Paterson (Loudoun Gowf) (36)..
33 Heather Neilson (Mouse Valley) (16).
32 Kaylan Grainger (Strathpeffer Spa) (9), Jessica Dalgetty (Glencorse) (11).
31 Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne) (11), Kirsten Ireland (Dalbeattie) (12)..
30 Kimberley Beveridge (Aboyne) (30), Jorden Ferrie (Kirkintilloch) (5), Andrea Walker (Falkirk) (20), Alexandra Duffy (Blairbeth) (21),
29 Emma Hale (Troon Ladies) (6).
28 Lara Frostwick (Gullane Ladies) (14).
27 Sophie Bain (Musselburgh) (18).
26 Connie Jaffrey (Ayrshire Ladies) (1), Charlotte Munro (Gullane Ladies) (19)..
25 Mirren Fraser (Powfoot) (10), Jasmine Mackintosh (Hazlehead) (22).
24 Lauren Coventry (Greenock Whinhill) (36).
23 Shannon Young (Dunbar) (28).
22 Danielle Ker (Roxburghe) (6), Jess Dalziel (Burntisland) (36).
21 Leah Smart (Rosehearty) (28), Maria Cowan (St Meddan) (21)
12 Emily Glencorse (Millport) (17).

Pamela finishes third in French Championship

Pamela Pretswell had a 72 yesterday and was three shots off the pace after 3 rounds of the 72-hole event at Morfontaine Golf Club. She had rounds of 69 74 and 72
Pamela, the first-round pacemaker with a 69, was deprived, however, of the opportunity to regain the lead when the fourth and final round of the French international women's amateur golf championship at Morfontaine was cancelled because of heavy rain.
The championship for the Cecile de Rothschild Trophy was cut to three rounds and Pamela finished third on 215 (69-74-72), three shots behind the winner, Perrine Delacour from Paris, winner of the British girls open title two years ago. Perrine scored 73, 66 and 73 for a four-under-par 212.
Another French player, Fiona Puyo (72-72-70) finished second on 214, one ahead of Pamela.
Rising English teenage star Charley Hull finished joint fourth on 217 with scores of 70, 74 and 73.

Friday, 7 October 2011

Pamela's in lead in French Championship

Pamela Pretswell is leading the field of 82 players at the end of the first round of the French women's international amateur championship at Morfontaine.
She shot a three-under-par 69 to lead by a shot from rising English teenage star Charley Hull (Woburn), France's Helene Malvy and Isabell Gabsa (Germany).

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Winter Foursomes Draw

The Winter Foursomes Draw Sheet and the future progress of the competition can be viewed by clicking on the link on the sidebar under the logo.

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Team, caddies and committee have enjoyable evening

The annual  dinner for the team, caddies and committee was held yesterday evening at Strathaven Golf Club. After they enjoyed a nice meal, their brains were tested with a colourful quiz and some golfing anagrams. Lesley was thanked for all her hard work, support and hospitality over the last two years. 

Friday, 30 September 2011

Scotland beat Wales but England win Seniors Home Internationals

Scotland beat Wales 4 1/2 to 2 1/2 after losing to England 7-1. England bt Ireland 4-3 to win overall having won all their matches.

Christine Harries  bt Heather Anderson 5 and 4 
Vicki Thomas lost to Lorna Bennett 6 and 5 
Denise Richards lost to  Mary Smith 1 Up 
Karen Weatherley lost to  Karen Ballantyne 5 and 4 
Jane Rees  bt Alex Glennie 2 and 1 
Ann Lewis halved with May Hughes 
Janet Doleman lost to  Elaine Allison 3 and 2 
Wales 2½ 4½ Scotland

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Play suspended in Senior Home Internationals due to fog

Mary Smith, Heather Anderson, May Hughes
Oh to be in Scotland now that summer's there!
Photograph courtesy of Fiona Cowan
Sea mist forced the suspension of play just after 4pm on Day 2 of the Senior Women's Home Internationals at Tramore Golf Club in southeast Ireland.
Play will restart at 9.15am on Thursday from the positions the players are at in their singles matches.
The foursomes will be dropped from the Day 3 programme which will be truncated to seven singles ties between England v Ireland and Wales v Scotland.
When play was halted today, this was the position :
Mary Smith and Elaine Allison lost to Sue Dye and Caroline Marron 5 and 3.
Heather Anderson and May Hughes lost to Janet Melville and Felicity Christine 4 and 3.
Lorna Bennett and Karen Ballantyne lost to Bev New and Chris Quinn 2 holes.

Anderson v Christine. England 5 up after 12.
Smith v Marron. England 1 up after 13.
Allison v Rozalyn Adams. Scotland 2 up after 12.
Ballantyne v New. England 3 up after 12.
Bennett v Melville. All square after 11.

Ireland won the foursomes 2-1
Ireland up in three games, down in one and all square in the other.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Scotland lose to Ireland in Senior Home International

Tramore GC, Ireland.
Foursomes - Sheena McElroy and Carol Wickham bt Lorna Bennett and Karen Ballantyne 5 and 3, Suzanne Corcoran and Mairead MacNamara lost to Heather Anderson and May Hughes 3 and 2, Pat Doran and Helen Jones bt Mary Smith andf Alex Glennie 3 and 2 (2-1).
Singles - McElroy bt Anderson 3 and 2, Wickham lost to Bennett 5 and 4, Pauline Walsh lost to Elaine Allison 3 and 2, Doran bt Glennie 9 and 7, Jones bt Smith 1 hole.
Foursomes - Vikki Thomas and Jane Rees lost to Sue Dye and Caroline Marron 3 and 1, Christine Harries and Janet Doleman lost to Christien Quinn and Bev New 7 and 6, Ann Lewis and Denise Richards lost to Felicity Christine and Janet Melville 2 and 1 (3-0).
Singles - Harries lost to Quinn 1 hole, Karen Weatherley lost to New 3 and 2, Lewis lost to Rozalyn Adams 2 and 1, Rees lost to Dye 4 and 2, Thomas lost to Christine 2 and 1.
Scotland v England, Ireland v Wales
Scotland v England
8.30 Mary Smith and Alex Glennie v Sue Dye and Caroline Marron.
8.40 Heather Anderson and May Hughes v Janet Melville and Felicity Christine.
8.50 Lorna Bennett and Karen Ballantyne v Chris Quinn and Bev New.

Sunday, 25 September 2011

SLGA Adult and Girls Foursomes

Kirsten Brown and her Dad, John, from Torrance House won the Category 2 (HCP 12-18) section of the SLGA Adult and Girls Foursomes at Auchterarder today with 37 stableford points. 

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Lanarkshire girls do well in St Andrews University Schoolgirls Tournament

On the 17th and 18th September 44 girls from all over Scotland travelled to St Andrews to compete in The University of St Andrews schoolgirls' golf Tournament 2011.
The competition comprised of a round on the Strathtyrum course and a round on the Jubilee course. In addition a university tour and short presentation about the Ladies Golf Club were given.
Alexandra Duffy won the S5/S6 Stableford Competition with 88points.
Heather Neilson was third with 74 points.
Emily Glencorse competed in the S3/S4 competition.
Well done girls.

Monday, 19 September 2011

They've won.

Watch out for Susan and Jenny leading the singing at the Solheim Cup. Their video won the competition.
Well done girls. Hope you inspire the European Team to victory.

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Midlothian win County Finals

Midlothian, title-winners in 2007 but pipped on a countback in 2009 and 2010 for the Scottish women's county championship, finally prevailed on a three-way countback in the closest finish for years to the tournament hosted by Dumfries and County Golf Club.

Midlothian, Ayrshire and Dumfries-shire all finished with two wins and one defeat while Perth and Kinross lost all three of their matches.

Midlothian bt Perth and Kinross 61/2 - 21/2 but lost to Dumfrieshire 2-4 in the singles only match
Ayrshire bt Dumfrieshire 61/2- 21/2 and Perth and Kinross in the singles only match.
Final Placings
1 Midlothian 2 pt (14 1/2-9 1/2)
2 Ayrshire 2pt (13-11), Dumfries-shire 2pt (13-11)
4 Perth and Kinross 0pt (7 1/2-16 1/2)

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Rain stops play at County Finals

Rain halted play on the second day of the Scottish women's county golf championship finals at Dumfries and County Golf Club today (Saturday).
Only the foursomes were completed before the course became too wet. The singles ties will be played on Sunday morning with the final set of matches being decided over six singles each in the afternoon.
.Saturday's foursomes results:
Karen Marshall and Wendy Nicholson bt Laura Walker and Eilidh Watson 2 and 1.
Kate McIntosh and Linda Bain bt Steph Crolla and Nicola Robertson 2 holes.
Gabrielle Macdonald and Kirsten Blackwood bt Jill Milne and Eve Muirhead 5 and 4.

Lesley Hendry and Jenny Linklater bt Jordana Graham and Emma Greenlees 3 and 2.
Gillian Arnott and Debbie Watt halved with Diane Macdonald and Lindsay Kirkwood.
Connie Jaffrey and Audrey Thompson bt Rachel Walker and Katie McCracken 7 and 5.

Friday, 16 September 2011

Ayrshire lose on first day of County Finals

Ayrshire lost 3-6 to Midlothian at Dumfries and County Golf Club today. Midlothian took the foursomes 2-1 , and then the singles 4-2. 
South Division champions Dumfries-shire scored a very good opening 6 1/2-2 1/2 win over North Division qualifiers Perth and Kinross in the opening day's other match.
Foursomes (2-1)
Karen Marshall and Wendy Nicholson bt Cathering Melcolm and Debbie Watt 3 and 2.
Sally Shepherd and Linda Bain lost to Lesley Hendery and Jenny Linklater 2 holes.
Jane Turner and Gabrielle Macdonald bt Audrey Thompson and Connie Jaffrey 2 holes.
Singles (4-2)
Marshall lost to Malcolm 2 holes.
Kate McIntosh bt Gillian Arnott 5 and 3.
Nicholson bt Lesley Arnott 3 and 1.
Kirsten Blackwood lost to Linklater 2 and 1
Macdonald bt Thompson 4 and 3.
Turner bt Jaffrey 2 and 1.

Solheim Submarines

To vote for Jenny And Susan's video, named the Solheim Submarines you need to be a member of facebook. If so go to the Solhim Cup Website, click on facebook , like then Chants for a Lifetime. They are doing well but need as many votes as possible.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Jenny and Susan want your vote

This is the song that Jenny and Susan are entering for the Solheim Cup Song competition. Please click on the photo to view the video.
14 September 2011
They are looking for your vote. Details on how to vote will be given later.

Sunday, 11 September 2011

September Spoon abandoned

The September Spoon at Cathkin Braes today was abandoned soon after some of the competitors had attempted to play in horrendous conditions.

Friday, 9 September 2011

England win Home Internationals

England have won the Home Internationals for the first time since 2007 after defeating Ireland 8-1.
Scotland lost 5-4 to Wales. They lost the foursomes 2-1 but halved the singles 3-3.
Amy Boulden and Becky Harries bt Pamela Pretswell and Alyson McKechin 3 and 2.
Chloe Williams and Katie Bradbury bt Jane Turner and Rebecca Wilson 6 and 4.
Katherine O'Connor and Lucy Gould lost to Louise Kenney and Kelsey MacDonald 1 hole.
A Boulden bt P Pretswell 5 and 4.
Katie Bradbury halved with K MacDonald
C Williams halved with A McKechin
L Gould lost to Megan Briggs 4 and 2.
K O'Connor lost to Eilidh Briggs 5 and 4.
B Harries bt  L Kenney 3 and 1..
England 3 wins, Wales 2 wins, Ireland 1 win, Scotland 0 wins.
England 2 wins, Ireland 1 win, Wales 1 win, Scotland 0 wins.

Cathkin Braes Spoon

Please remember to arrive early to be ready to play at least 20 minutes before your tee off time as there are on going changes to the draw.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Scotland lose to England

On the second day of the home internationals at Hillside Golf Club Scotland lost the morning foursomes 3-0 but managed to half the afternoon singles to lose to England 6-3.
Inthe other match Wales defeated Ireland 6-3.
England vs Scotland
Lauren Taylor &Charley Hull bt Louise Kenney&Kelsey Macdonald 6&5
Charlotte Ellis & Charlotte Wild bt Pamela Pretswell & Alyson Mckechin 3&2
Georgia Hall & Bronte Law bt Megan Briggs & Eilidh Briggs 6&5
England 3 0 Scotland
Charlotte Wild lost to Pamela Pretswell 3&2
Kelly Tidy bt Jane Turner 5&3
Charlotte Ellis lost to Alyson Mckechin 1 up
Bronte Law bt Kelsey Macdonald 2&1
Holly Clyburn bt Rebecca Wilson 4&3
Georgia Hall lost to Louise Kenney 2&1
England 3 3 Scotland
England 6 3 Scotland
Overall Standings
         Team Pts
England 12          
Wales     9           
Ireland    8          
Scotland  7          

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Scotland lose to Ireland

The Scottish Team - Courtesy of Colin Farquharson
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Title-holders Scotland's hopes of retaining the Women's Home Internationals title at Hillside Golf Club took a potentially fatal blow on another very windy and latterly very wet day at the Lancashire links.The Scots led Ireland by 2 points after the morning foursomes but the Irish took the singles by 3 points to finish as 5-4 winners.
Meanwhile, England, trailing 2-1 to Wales after the morning foursomes, won five of the six singles to win the match 6-3.
Scotland play England and Ireland play Wales on Day 2
Scotland looked set for a comfortable start to the defence of the title they won at Whitchurch (Cardiff) 12 months ago when Pamela Pretswell beat Lisa Maguire 5 and 4 to stretch the Scots' lunchtime lead to 3.5 to 0.5.
But it was a false dawn. Scotland did not win another singles tie.
Louise Coffey started the swing Ireland's way when she beat Louise Kenney 4 and 3,
Gillian O'Leary had a very good 3 and 1 win over Kelsey MacDonald and Charlene Reid chalked up a 5 and 4 win over former Scottish champion Megan Briggs.
That left the overall scoreline level at 3.5pt each with two matches to finish.
Ireland's Paula Grant, two down to Monifieth debutante Rebecca Wilson at the turn, fought back to gain a square match by winning the last hole.
And Ireland got the clinching victory point in the last match to finish with Emma O'Driscoll winning the 16th and 17th and halving the last for a come-from-behind one hole victory over Craigielaw's Jane Turner.
England came storming back in the singles against Wales, quickly making up their one-point deficit from the singles, winning five of the six afternoon ties.
A rampant England is bad news for Scotland's second match particularly after the morale blow they must have suffered with their collapse in the singles.
Hillside Golf Club, Lancashire
Foursomes (2.5-0.5)
Louise Kenney and Kelsey MacDonald beat Louise Coffey and Karen Delaney 4 and 3.
Pamela Pretswell and Alyson McKechin beat Gillian O'Leary and Charlene Reid 2 holes.
Megan Briggs and Eilidh Briggs halved with Lisa Maguire and Paula Grant
Singles (1.5-4.5)
Kenney lost to Coffey 4 and 3.
MacDonald lost to O'Leary 3 and 1.
Pretswell beat Maguire 5 and 4.
Megan Briggs lost to Reid 5 and 4.
Rebecca Wilson halved with Grant.
Turner lost to Emma O'Driscoll 1 hole
Foursomes (1-2)
Georgia Hall and Bronte Law lost to Becky Harries and Amy Boulden 2 and 1.
Kelly Tidy and Holly Clyburn lost to Katie Bradbury and Chloe Williams 5 and 4.
Charlotte Ellis and Charlotte Wild bt Gemma Bradbury and Sam Birks 4 and 2.
Singles (5-1)
Lauren Taylor bt Williams 5 and 3.
Tidy beat Boulden 5 and 4.
Charley Hull bt Katie Bradbury 4 and 2.
Charlotte Ellis bt Gemma Bradbury 4 and 3
Clyburn beat Birks 6 and 5
Wild lost to Harries 5 and 3.
Wales v Ireland
England v Scotland

Monday, 5 September 2011

Draw for September Spoon

To view the draw for the spoon competition at Cathkin Braes GC on Sunday 11th September please click on the link below.
Please arrive early in case of changes to times. Please contact Jane Lees if you are unable to play and Jane or Jean's mobile on the day. Numbers are on the fixture card.

  • Draw for September Spoon

  • Sunday, 4 September 2011

    Marsha Hull wins SLGA Grand Medal Final Silver Division

                                                            Leanne and Marsha-click to enlarge
    Marsha Hull,Strathaven, won the Silver division of the SLGA Grand Medal Final at a sunny Crieff Golf Club today with a net 5 under par 69 which was 7 under the CSS of 76. Lorna Fury, Thornton, was second with a net 75 and Michelle Molloy, Cathkin Braes was third. All three qualified from the West Regional Qualifier at East Kilbride.
    The winner of the Bronze Division was Leanne Wilson of Kelso ladies.Over 400 players started the season-long competition at club/area level and 25 qualifiers contested the Final at Crieff where the par was 74 and the CSS 76
    Par 74 CSS 76
    Silver Division
    Marsha Hull (Strathaven) (9) 69
    Lorna Fury (Thornton) (3) 75
    Michelle Molloy (Cathkin Braes) (14) 76.
    Bronze Division
    Leanne Wilson (Kelso Ladies) (14) 77
    Kirsty Flockhart (Milnathort) (20) 78
    Joanna Daley (Aberdour) (25) 80

    Michelle and Marsha
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    All prizewinners- click to enlarge

    Wednesday, 24 August 2011

    Autumn Meeting results

    We were fortunate to enjoy  warm dry weather today for our Autumn Meeting held at Hayston Golf Club where we found a course in good condition, in spite of early morning rain, and good food .
    The results of the greensome competition:
    SS 71
    1. Anne Cameron & Aileen Woodland ( Strathaven) 69.2
    2. Jean Allan & Marion Brodie ( Strathaven ) 69.8
    3. Pauline Warlow (Cathkin Braes) & Tracy Macpherson ( Langlands) 69.8

    Monday, 22 August 2011

    Congratulations to Pamela and May - selected for Scottish International Teams

    Pamela Pretswell has deen selected for the Scottish Ladies team for the home Internationals at Hillside Golf Club, Southport, from 7-9 September. Fiona Norris will captain this team. We wish Fiona and her team well.
    May Hughes has been selected for the Scottish Team for the Senior Home Internationals at Tramore Golf Club, Ireland, from 28-30 September.
    Ladies Home Internationals, Hillside GC, 7-9 September: Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm), Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm), Louise Kenney (Pitreavie), Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar), Alyson McKechin (Elderslie), Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle), Jane Turner (Craigielaw), Rebecca Wilson (Monifieth)
    Captain - Fiona Norris (Hamilton)
    Senior Home Internationals, Tramore GC, 28-30 September: Heather Anderson (Blairgowrie), Karen Ballantyne (Craigmillar Park), Lorna Bennett (Ladybank), Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock (Barassie)), May Hughes (Lanark), Anne Ryan (Tain), Mary Smith (Tain)
    Captain - Helen Faulds (Douglas Park)

    Adult and Junior Foursomes

    I would appreciate if you could remind your juniors about the SLGA Adult Girl Foursomes event which is to be played at Auchterarder on Sunday 25 September. This is often a great opportunity for the girls to get a first taster of competitive golf outwith their own County.
    Details are as follows:
    Event: Adult Girl Foursomes
    Venue: Auchterarder GC
    Date: 25 September 2011
    This competition is an 18 hole foursomes stableford competition. It is open to junior girls (under 18 on 1/1/2011), partnered with a lady or gentleman with a CONGU handicap. There are separate sections for the various handicap categories and pairings with a junior without a CONGU handicap will also be in a separate section.
    This is a fun competition for girls of all abilities, for example last year we had girls of all abilities competing all the way through from international level to girls without handicaps.
    Closing Date for entries: Monday 5 September
    Entry Form: Click on the link below
    Kind Regards,
    Claire Hargan
    Championship Manager
    Scottish Ladies Golfing Association Limited
    The Den
    2 Dundee Road
    PH2 7DW
    01738 442357
    Registration Number 308709

    Saturday, 20 August 2011

    Catriona Matthews wins Scottish Open by 10 strokes

    Catriona Matthews is the winner of the Aberdeen Ladies Scottish Open at Archerfield Links after  a 6  under par round today, giving her a 15 under par total of 201 .
    Mhairi McKay finished in  joint 9th place after a 2 under par round of 70 today giving her a 1 under par total of 215. 
    Clare Queen had a 4 over par round of 76 today , finishing in 24th place with a 3 over par total of 219. 

    Ladies European Tour (LET) - Five minutes with Mhairi McKay

    To view the intervtew click on the link below.
    Ladies European Tour (LET) - Five minutes with Mhairi McKay

    Friday, 19 August 2011

    Catriona Matthews leads in Scottish Open

    A superb course-record seven under par 65 saw Catriona Matthew take a four shot lead after the second round of the Aberdeen Ladies Scottish Open presented by EventScotland on Friday.
    Archerfield Links Honorary Member Matthew was at nine under par overall thanks to a flawless round with seven birdies on the Fidra championship course.
    Clare Queen had a level par round to remain at 1 under par and to give her a share of 8th place.
    Mhairi McKay is on 1 over par after a 1 under par round today.

    Leona Maguire wins British Open Championship

    Leona Maguire of Sieve Russell in Ireland won the British Strokeplay Championship after a second successive round of 69 in the final round. Pamela Pretswell and Rachael Taylor finished in a very creditable share of 5th place.
    Leading scores
    288 Leona Maguire (Slieve Russell) 75 75 69 69.
    294 Laurence Herman (Bel) 73 78 74 69
    296 Meghan MacLaren (Wellingborough) 73 77 74 72
    297 Amy Boulden (Maesdu) 73 76 75 73.
    301 Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) 76 76 72 77, Lauren Taylor (Woburn) 76 76 73 76, Brogan Townend (Pleasington) 74 78 76 73, Rachael Taylor (Am Reichswald) 72 79 74 76, Charlotte Thomas (Singapore) 76 72 78 75

    Pamela now joint second in British

    After round three Pamela Pretswell is in joint second place after a level par round of 72 . She is 5 shots behind the leader Leona McGuire.
    Rachael Taylor is in joint 5th position ( 74 in round 3) with one more round to go.

    Thursday, 18 August 2011

    Clare is joint 8th in Scottish Open

    Clare Queen is in joint 8th place after the first round of the Scottish Open at Archerfield Links with a 1 under par round of 71 . She is 5 strokes behind the leader, Hannah Jun of USA, and 1 stroke behind Catriona Matthews.

    Mhairi Mckay had a 2 over par round of 74.

    Rachael and Pamela still doing well

    After the second round of the British Amateur Strokeplay Championship at Royal Ashdown Forest Rachael Taylor is in joint 8th place after a round of 79 and is only 3 shots behind the leader, Charlotte Thomas of Singapore.
    Pamela Pretswell is a further shot back after a second successive 4 over par 76. The SS is 76.
    The Championship concludes after 2 rounds tomorrow.

    Wednesday, 17 August 2011

    Draw for Autumn Meeting

    24 August 2011 - Hayston Golf Club
    Starting Times

    10.00 J McMillan and A Sillars (Hayston)
    W Cossar and M Porteous (Drumpellier)

    10.08 P Warlow (Cathkin) and T Macpherson (Langlands)
    L Lloyd (Hayston) and F Scott (Bothwell Castle)

    10.15 J Allan and M Brodie (Strathaven)
    J Watt (Airdrie) and M Paterson (Bothwell Castle)

    10.23 M Porter and M Craig (Strathaven)
    K Lyons and C Young (Kirkhill)

    10.30 J Macintyre and I Nisbet (Strathaven)
    A Prentice (Bothwell Castle) and M Allan (Hollandbush)
    10.38 P Casey (Mt Ellen) and A Lloyd (Hayston)
    J McGowan (Bothwell Castle) and J Wiles (Drumpellier)
    10.45 A McEwan and C Main (Hayston)
    M Hull and E Caddow (Strathaven)
    10.53 B Smith and L McTaggart (East Kilbride)
    S Wood (Drumpellier) and J Potter (Cathkin Braes)
    11.00 N Kenny and S Sergenson (East Kilbride)
    K Cherrie (Mount Ellen) and R Brown (Hamilton)
    11.08 A Cameron and A Woodland (Strathaven)
    A Brown and F Chalmers (Bothwell Castle)
    11.15 D Loudon and C Smith (Strathaven)
    I Morrison (Drumpellier) and E Wilson (Kirkhill)
    11.23 A Clark and J Glass (Drumpellier)
    E Morris and J Meikle (Hamilton)
    Tea/coffee and bacon rolls will be available from 9.00 am with soup and sandwiches after play.
    Cost £10 each.

    Rachael in joint lead in British

    Rachael Taylor shares the lead with Alyson McKechin of Renfrewshire after round 1 of the British Amateur Stroke play Championship at Royal Ashdown Forest after scoring a level par 72. Well done Rachael.
    Pamela Pretswell had a 4 over par 76.
    Bogeys, double bogeys and higher were common. Birdies were rare and eagles an endangered species.
    Royal Ashdown Forest has been used by the R&A as an Open championship qualifying venue – and today the competitors in this LGU tournament could see why for themselves.