Saturday, 26 February 2011

LGU Dinner and AGM

Lanarkshire-click to enlarge
West of Scotland-Click to enlarge West of Scotland members with Alison Nicholas
Some Lanarkshire members attended the LGU dinner at the Holiday Inn, Glasgow, on Friday evening which was also attended by Tegwen Matthews, Curtis Cup Captain for 2012, and Alison Nicholas, this year's Solheim Cup Captain. They and other Lanarkshire members attended the AGM this morning. At the AGM Jill Edwards, Wales, was installed as the new President and Lorna Benett as the Council Member from Scotland .
Following the AGM Alison Nicholas, Solheim Cup Captain, gave a most interesting and entertaining speech.
Thank you to Carol Fell for the above photographs.
To view more of Carol's photographs please go to the West of Scotland website.
To see further photographs of the dinner click on the link below.
  • LGU dinner
  • Thursday, 17 February 2011

    Pamela is 30th in World Rankings

    Pamela Pretswell has been ranked 30th in the new Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking System. She is the highest ranked Scottish player.
    The Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking system ranks the top female amateur golfers in the world on the basis of their average performance in Counting Events over a rolling cycle of the previous 52 weeks. The women’s ranking currently has a calendar of 1,350 Counting Events with more than 3,100 ranked players from 50 countries.
    The official website of the World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR) was launched today.
    The updated Ranking, accompanied by news stories reporting the previous week’s action, will appear on the website at 12pm (GMT), every Wednesday. Information about the WAGR system, as well as answers to the most frequently asked questions about the Ranking, is clearly displayed on the website. This can be viewed by clicking on the link below.
  • Wednesday, 16 February 2011

    Revised proposal for amalgamation of SLGA and SGU

    The proposal for amalgamation of the SGU and SLGA has been revised following feedback from the consultation meetings undertaken with the SLGA voting members and SGU shareholders. The Amalgamation Working Group has considered all feedback fully in making these revisions which will form the basis of the next round of consultation with Clubs, Areas and Counties.
    The revised proposal can be viewed on the SLGA website,
  • Tuesday, 15 February 2011

    Fiona and Elaine named by SLGA as captains of International Teams

    Fiona Norris-click to enlarge
    NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE SCOTTISH LADIES GOLFING ASSOCIATION Fiona Norris has been named captain for this season’s European Team Championship and the Home Internationals, and she is looking forward to the challenge of building on last year’s success.
    The Scottish Ladies’ Golfing Association is also delighted to announce the appointment of Karen Marshall (European Girls’ Team Championship and Girls’ Home Internationals), Helen Faulds (Senior Home Internationals) and Elaine Cuthill (SLGA Under-16 Open Strokeplay Championship) as Team Captains for the 2011 season.
    With Fiona, pictured right, at the helm, the Scottish team will defend the Home International title at Hillside in September and will be aiming to retain a medal at the European Championships at Murhof in Austria in July.
    Fiona knows she has a hard act to follow in taking over the captaincy from Lesley Nicholson, But she brings a wealth of experience to the post.
    A three-time member of Home International teams, Norris previously worked alongside Ada O’Sullivan as Manager of Vagliano Trophy and Curtis Cup teams and Captained Scotland at the 2008 World Amateur Championships in Australia.
    “I hope to build on last year,” said the Hamilton member. “Lesley and Kevin Craggs (Scotland’s National Coach) did a great job last year and we should have a really strong team. Pamela Pretswell is the British Open Stroke-play Champion and Kelsey MacDonald was runner-up in the British Amateur and there is great strength in depth.
    “I’ve never been to Austria, but Pamela did well in a European event at the same course a few years ago so I will be picking her brains. Scotland did exceptionally well to win the European bronze medal at La Manga last year and it would be great if we could do even better.”
    Baberton’s Marshall retains the Captaincy for the two junior tournaments – the Europeans in Sardinia in July and the Girls’ Home Internationals over Gullane No.2 in August when Scotland will be aiming to go one better than last year’s second place behind England.
    Elaine Cuthill (Lanark) also stays in charge of the SLGA Under-16 Championship at Strathmore in April. Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) takes over the role for the Senior Home Internationals at Tramore in September from Pamela Williamson (Baberton).
    Congratulations to Fiona and Elaine.

    Lanarkshire members should practise more effectively this season

    The first effective practice session with Lesley MacKay at Playsport took place this morning. Those present found the session to be very useful and enjoyable and fully intend to practise more often and more effectively. We look forward to seeing the result of this during the season.

    Saturday, 12 February 2011

    Winter Foursome Result

    In a third round tie today Irene Morton and Lynne Williamson defeated Karen Ward and Kathleen Lyons. The third round is now complete. The closing date for the semi finals is 20th March.

    Tuesday, 8 February 2011

    Effective Practice Times allocated

    To see the time allocated to you for the effective practice sessions at Playsport please click on the link below. Please bring plenty of warm clothing and your bag of clubs or at least a pitching wedge, 7 iron, rescue, 3 wood and driver.
  • Effective Practice times
  • Monday, 7 February 2011

    Winter Foursome Result

    In a third round tie yesterday Alice Brown and Fay Chalmers defeated Anne and Katy Burden.

    Sunday, 6 February 2011

    Clare finished in 67th place

    Taiwan’s Yani Tseng became just the second player in the championship’s history to successfully defend her title with a seven-stroke win at the 2011 ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open at Commonwealth Golf Club in Melbourne today.
    Clare Queen totalled 148 for the first two rounds and 157 for the third and fourth with scores of 71, 77, 76 and 81 for a total of 305 and 67th place which earned her Australian $650 (1,136 Euros).
    The only Scot to beat the halfway cut - and she had to come through the Monday qualifier - Clare had three double bogeys - at the long second, the short 15th and the par-4 17th in halves of 39 and 42. She birdied the fifth, short seventh and 18th but bogeyed the fourth, sixth, ninth, 11th, and 16th.

    Saturday, 5 February 2011

    Clare makes cut in Australian Open

    Clare Queen, the only Scot to survive the 36-hole cut, had a third-round 76 in the weather-hit Handa Australian Women's Open. Clare bogeyed the first, sixth and seventh and birdied the short ninth. She bogeyed the 14th and 16th before birdieing the 17th.
    Her earlier rounds were 71 and 77 and her 54-hole total is 224 which puts her in joint 61st place with a round to go.
    Taiwan's Yani Steng shot a 68 to lead by three shots with a 14-under-par total of 205 over the par-73 course.

    Friday, 4 February 2011

    West of Scotland Championship Entry Form now available

    Please click on the link below to access the entry form for the West of Scotland Championship at Lanark Golf Club on Sunday 8th May. Please note entries are to be sent to Nora McCrossin and not to Isabel Crawford, as on fixture card.

  • Entry Form for West of Scotland Championship
  • Clare's progress in Australian Open

    Clare Queen made a very good start to the Australian Open yesterday with a 2 under par 71, 4 shots off the lead, but is now in 48th place at the moment after her second round 77 . The second round has to be completed on Saturday morning( Australian time).The leader at the moment is Yani Tseng on 137.