Thursday, 26 May 2011

Amalgamation News

At a meeting this evening the Scottish Golf Union’s shareholders, comprising the sixteen Area Associations, voted 10 to 6 against the amalgamation proposal. This means the proposal in its current format has not received the required level of support by their shareholders and therefore amalgamation cannot proceed at this stage

The Scottish Golf Union Board is disappointed with the outcome of the Areas’ vote. The Board believes that the vote is contrary to the wishes of the majority of clubs they represent, which saw 263 affiliated clubs (89.2%) approve the amalgamation proposal from the 295 clubs (51%) that formally responded with their views.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Report from SLGA website re EGM

The Scottish Ladies’ Golfing Association today (25 May) held an Extraordinary General Meeting with the sole purpose of considering the proposal for the organisation’s amalgamation with the Scottish Golf Union. This proposal has been widely consulted upon with the voting members of both the SLGA (Clubs and Counties) and the SGU (Areas).
The proposal was carried by a significant majority, with 93.03% of votes cast being in favour of its adoption. The amateur game’s key stakeholders, in particular major funders sportscotland and other commercial sponsors and partners, have also strongly supported the proposal. The SGU’s Extraordinary Meeting is to be held tomorrow night, and the amalgamation will proceed if the Areas cast 12 of their 16 votes in favour.
Shona Malcolm, the SLGA Chairman, said on the conclusion of the meeting:-
“The SLGA Board is delighted with the outcome of the members’ vote and would like to take the opportunity to thank all of those who participated during the lengthy and extensive consultation process. Throughout the process the SLGA members have demonstrated a commitment to the future development and governance of Scottish amateur golf, with no thought of self interest.
The SLGA is committed to progressing the amalgamation to its conclusion, while protecting the democratic principle of the clubs, the main funders of Scottish amateur golf, being the voting members”.

May and Pat qualify for West Vets Championship

Following the Qualifying round at Whitecraigs today Pat Hutton has qualified in second place and May Hughes in fourth for the West of Scotland Vets Championship at Renfrew GC on 2nd and 3rd June.

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Pamela selected for two Scottish Teams in forthcoming events

Pamela Pretswell has been selected along with Louise Kenney and Kelsey MacDonald for the Scottish Team in the St Rule Trophy at St Andrews on 28-29 May and the Ladies British Open Amateur Championship at Royal Portrush from 7 to 11 June.

Pamela has now completed her University Degree and can concentrate on her golf. We wish her well.

Short Game Practice Sessions worthwhile

In spite of being almost blown away and being bombarded by hailstones, almost as big as our golf balls, the participants in the final group of the short game practice sessions found the session worthwhile and enjoyable.
Many thanks to Lesley MacKay for making it so. Over the four sessions 65 of our members participated and hopefully should we continue to practice should see our handicaps come down.

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Louise is Scottish Champion

Louise Kenney Louise teeing off at 1st

In the final of the Scottish Championship in horrendous weather at Machrihanish yesterday Louise Kenney defeated Eilidh Briggs 5&4.

Championship Matchplay Prizewinners

Susan Wood Susan Wood receiving her prize as a quarter finalist.
click to enlarge photographs.

Friday, 20 May 2011

Eilidh Brggs v Louise Kenney in Scottish Final

The Final of the 2011 Scottish Ladies' Amateur Championship will be contested between Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) and Louise Kenney (Pitreavie).

Eilidh defeated her sister Megan 2&1 while Louise defeated Jane Turner 4&3 in the semi finals.

In the quarter finals Susan Wood lost the 18th to lose by 1 hole to Jane Turner. Eilidh defeated Kelsey Macdonald 4&3, Megan defeated Alyson McKechin 2&1 and Louise defeated Rachael Watton by 1 hole.

Ailsa Bain (Peebles) won the Clark Rosebowl.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Susan makes it to Quarter Finals

In the second matchplay round of the Scottish Close Championship at Machrihanish Susan Wood defeated Katie Reid 5&3 to reach the Quarter Finals where she will meet Jane Turner tomorrow morning. We wish her well.
Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) bt Elaine Cuthill (Lanark) 5 and 4.
Cara Young (North Berwick) bt Karen Marshall (Baberton) 1 hole.
Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) bt Martine Pow (Selkirk) 2 and 1.
Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey) bt Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies) 3 and 2.
Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) bt Kirsten Blackwood (Glencorse) 2 holes.
Alison Davidson (Stirling) bt Elaine Allison (Stirling) 3 and 1.
Elaine Moffat (St Regulus) bt Laura Murray (Alford) at 20th
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) bt Sammy Vass (Tain) 7 and 5.
Katie Reid (Monifieth) bt Lauren Whyte (St Regulus) 5 and 4.
Susan Wood (Drumpellier) bt Noreen Fenton (Dunbar) 1 hole.
Sara Bishop (Windyhill) bt Rachael Taylor (Am Reichswald) 2 and 1.
Jane Turner (Craigielaw) bt Gabrielle Macdonald (Craigielaw) 4 and 3.
Louise Kenney (Pitreavie) bt Wendy Nicholson (Broomieknowe) 5 and 4.
Rachael McQueen (Troon Ladies) bt Cara Gruber (Royal Dornoch) 5 and 4.
Susan Jackson (Ladybank) bt Tara MacTaggart (Minto) 2 and 1.
Rachael Watton (Mortonhall) bt Ashley Smith (Monifieth) 5 and 4.

Nichola Ferguson (Clober) bt Valerie MacKay (Machrihanish) 8 and 7.
Rachel Hanlon (St Regulus) bt Jenny Potter (Cathkin Braes) 2 and 1.
Fiona Hay (Deeside) bt Joanna Scott (Cathkin Braes) 3 and 2.
Eilidh Watson (Muckhart) bt Charlie Taylor (Royal Dornoch) 1 hole.
Kate McIntosh (Broomieknowe) bt Lorraine Morrow (Erskine) 3 and 2.
Ailsa Bain (Peebles) bt Carol Whyte (Windyhill) 4 and 3.
Heather Munro (Monifieth) bt Jill Harrison (Cruden Bay) 3 and 2.
Dawn Young (North Berwick) bt Judith Anderson (Hawick) 3 and 2.

Kelsey MacDonald bt Clara Young 2 and 1.
Eilidh Briggs bt Hannah McCook 7 and 6.
Alyson McKechin bt Alison Davidson 5 and 4.
Megan Briggs bt Elaine Moffat 4 and 3.

Susan Wood bt Katie Reid 5 and 3.
Jane Turner bt Sara Bishop 2 and 1.
Louise Kenney bt Rachael McQueen 3 and 2.
Rachael Watton bt Susan Jackson 2 holes.

Hanlon bt Ferguson 2 holes.
Hay bt Watson 3 and 2.
Bain bt McIntosh 2 and 1.
Munro bt D Young 7 and 5.

Scottish Championship Matchplay Round 1

Elaine and Kelsey Elaine Cuthill and Kelsey MacDonald with President Emma Wilson at first tee

An update on the scores in the matchplay can be viewed on the SLGA website.

In the first round Kelsey MacDonald defeated Elaine Cuthill 5&4. Susan Wood defeated Noreen Fenton -1 hole. Sara Bishop defeated Rachael Taylor 2&1.

In the Clark Rosebowl Rachael Hanlon defeated Jenny Potter 2&1 and Fay Hay defeated Joanna Scott 3&2.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Lanarkshire members qualify for Scottish Championship Matchplay and Clark Rosebowl

On a day of sunshine and showers with winds of up to 25mph, straight into the players faces in the inward half, the scores were higher but there was still some good scoring in these conditions. Susan Wood, Rachael Taylor and Elaine Cuthill qualified for the Championship Matchplay while Jenny Potter and Joanna Scott qualified for the Clark Rosebowl.
Par 144 (2x72). CSS 75 and 78 (reduction only)
150 Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) 72 78.
151 Rachael Watton (Mortonhall) 74 77, Lauren Whyte (St Regulus) 72 79.
153 Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) 71 82.
154 Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 76 78.
155 Jane Turner (Craigielaw) 77 78, Louise Kenney (Pitreavie) 74 81.
156 Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies) 75 81.
157 Cara Gruber (Royal Dornoch) 79 78, Martine Pow (Selkirk) 79 78, Sara Bishop (Windyhill) 78 79. Elaine Moffat (St Regulus) 74 83, Alison Davidson (Stirling) 75 82.
158 Susan Wood (Drumpellier) 79 79, Tara MacTaggart (Minto) 78 80, Karen Marshall (Baberton) 77 81, Clara Young (North Berwick) 77 81, Susan Jackson (Ladybank) 76 82..
159 Noreen Fenton (Dunbar) 82 77, Laura Murray (Alford) 75 84.
161 Elaine Allison (Stirling) 79 82, Rachael Taylor (Am Reichswald) 79 82, Rachael McQueen (Troon Ladies) 78 83, Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 77 84, Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey) 75 86.
162 Wendy Nicholson (Broomieknowe) 78 84, Gabrielle Macdonald (Craigielaw) 78 84.
163 Kirsten Blackwood (Glencorse) 79 84.
.164 Sammy Vass (Tain) 80 84, Katie Reid (Monifieth) 78 86.
165 Ashley Smith (Monifieth) 82 83, Elaine Cuthill (Lanark) 78 87.
Match-play draw:
8.30: K MacDonald v E Cuthill, K Marshall v C Young, M Pow v E Briggs, H McCook v Sheena Wood, A McKechin v K Blackwood, E Allison v A Davidson, E Moffat v L Murray, S Vass v M Briggs.
9.34 L Whyte v K Reid, N Fenton v Susan Wood, S Bishop v R Taylor, G Macdonald v J Turner, L Kenney v W Nicholson, R McQueen v C Gruber, T MacTaggart v S Jackson, A Smith v R Watton.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Better weather for first round of the Scottish Championship

Megan Briggs leads in the 1st Qualifying round of the Scottish Amateur Championships at Machrihanish
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) had a 1 under par 71 over Machrihanish in the 1st round of the Scottish Amateur Championship qualifier today to lead the field.

To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

Leading 32 after 36 holes to qualify for championship match-play.
Par 72. Yardage 5962. CSS 75
Conditions: Overcast but pleasant, little or no wind.
71 Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm).
72 Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar), Lauren Whyte (St Regulus)..
74 Rachael Watton (Mortonhall), Louise Kenney (Pitreavie), Elaine Moffat (St Regulus).
75 Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies), Laura Murray (Alford), Alyson Davidson (Stirling), Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey).
76 Susan Jackson (Ladybank), Alyson McKechin (Elderslie).
77 Karen Marshall (Baberton), Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm), Jane Turner (Mortonhall), Clara Young (North Berwick).
78 Rachael McQueen (Troon Ladies), Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw), Wendy Nicholson (Broomieknowe), Elaine Cuthill (Lanark), Kate McIntosh (Broomieknowe), Sara Bishop (Windyhill), Katie Reid (Monifieth), Tara MacTaggart (Minto).
79 Judith Anderson (Hawick), Rachael Taylor (Am Reichswald), Cara Gruber (Royal Dornoch), Susan Wood (Drumpellier), Martine Pow (Selkirk), Kirsten Blackwood (Glencorse), Elaine Allison (Stirling), Charlie Taylor (Royal Dornoch)..
80 Sammy Vass (Tain), Angela Devine (Hamilton), Lesley Barker (Kilmarnock Barassie), Fiona Hay (Deeside).
82 Noreen Fenton (Dunbar), Ashley Smith (Monifieth).
83 Nichola Ferguson (Clober), Anna Telfer (Milngavie).
84 Rachel Hanlon (St Regulus), Linda Bain (Lochend), Gillian Lockhart (Troon Welbeck).
85 Carol Whyte (Windyhill), Laura McLardy (Duff House Royal), Eilidh Watson (Muckhart), Jennifer Jenkins (Ralston).
86 Heather Munro (Monifieth), Ailsa Bain (Peebles), Jill Harrison (Cruden Bay), Lorraine Campbell (Cardross)..
87 Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle), Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle), Jenny Potter (Cathkin Braes), Alexandra Tait (St Regulus), Mhairi McKay (West Kilbride), Valerie MacKay (Machrihanish).
88 Joanna Scott (Cathkin Braes).
89 Helen Faulds (Douglas Park), Rosaleen Dunsmuir (Cruden Bay), Lorraine Morrow (Erskine), Eileen Gillespie (Lochend).
90 Ashley Ann Alston (Royal Montrose), Janice Paterson (Drumpellier).
91 Barbara Biggart (North Berwick), Laura McGeachy (Windyhill), Ann Gallacher (Machrihanish), Lindsay Ramsay (Carradale).
92 Pauline Warlow (Cathkin Braes), Dawn Young (North Berwick), Bobbi Waugh (Moor Hall), Tracy Masterton (Windyhill).
93 Pamela Williamson (Baberton).
94 Elizabeth Lees (Hamilton), Elaine Robb (Windyhill).
95 Amanda McBain (Turnhouse).
98 Diane Moncrieff (Lochend).
97 Aileen Hunter (Monifieth), Ruth McIntyre (Windyhill).
100 Lindsay Mathie (Windyhill).
102 Katie Burden (Cambuslang).
103 Ailie MacBrayne (Dunaverty), Gail Campbell (East Kilbride).
105 Muriel Dysart (Cathkin Braes), Maureen Meek (Cathkin Braes).
107 Eleanor Hawkins (Machrihanish).
108 Fiona Macgregor (Thornhill

Monday, 16 May 2011

Wet and Windy at Machrihanish

Jenny tees off-click to enlarge

Elaine tees off-click to enlarge

group-click to enlarge

Gail and Pauline-click to enlarge click to enlarge
Above are some of the competitors from Lanarkshire who braved the very wet and windy weather at Machrihanish today to have a practice round for the Scottish Championship which starts there tomorrow.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Inter County Foursomes Results

The Qualifying round for the Inter County Foursomes and Commonwealth Spoons was held over Mount Ellen today.
1. Lesley Lloyd & Fiona Scott 81
2. Susan Wood & Jenny Potter 83
3. Jane Lees & Cail Campbell 85

1. Roxy Brown & Kay Cherrie 71
2. Joyce McGowan & Jennifer Wiles 74
3. Sheila Sergenson & Enid King 76 BIH
4. Edna Taylor & Joan Anderson 76

Junior Talent ID Evening was well attended

Junior talent ID evening

Fiona Scott reported that 22 girls from 8 different clubs in Lanarkshire ranging in age from 6 to 17, attended a Talent ID Evening at Playsport last night. Head professional Lesley Mackay put the girls through their paces
commencing with exercises, some target practice and some games, while observing the golfing skills of the girls.
A number of girls have shown potential and they will be offered additional coaching at Playspoort over the coming months.

Monday, 9 May 2011

Times for Short Game Lessons have been allocated

A large number of members have accepted the opportunity to have a short game lesson from Lesley McKay at Playsport. The times allocated can be viewed below.
Please bring your putter, SW, PW, 7 or 8 iron and waterproofs ( hopefully you wont need them).

Tuesday 17th May at 10.00 am
Jean Allan, Strathaven
Marion Brodie, Strathaven
Pat Casey, Mount Ellen
Irene Cooper, Drumpellier
Winnie Cossar, Drumpellier
Jean Glass, Drumpellier
Helen Heggie, Sandyhills
Anne Lloyd, Hayston
Marie McConnell, Bothwell Castle
Anne Pardoe, Strathaven
Margaret Perston, Kirkhill
Margaret Porteous, Drumpellier
Marion Porter, Strathaven
Ann Prentice, Bothwell Castle
Nora Wilson, Strathaven
Aileen Woodland, Strathaven

Tuesday 17th May at 7.00 pm
Joan Anderson, Wishaw
Margaret Brown, Cathkin Braes
Patti Chalmers, Hayston
Kay Cherrie, Mount Ellen
Anna Inglis, Cambuslang
Elizabeth Maclean, East Kilbride
Tracy Macpherson, Langlands
Christine Main, Hayston
Adelia McEwan, Hayston
Jan McMillan, Hayston
Michelle Molloy, Cathkin Braes
Irene Morton, Kirkhill
Margaret Reid, Lanark
Marjorie Seymour, Cathkin Braes
Anne Sillars, Hayston
Janet Strain, Cathkin Braes
Susan Thom, Hayston
Anita Wilson ,Cambuslang

Saturday 21st May at 1.00 pm
Roxy Brown, Hamilton
Pamela Connacher, Colville Park
Dianne Coughlan, Mount Ellen
Marion Craig ,Strathaven
Dee Docherty, East Kilbride
Jo Everett, Bothwell Castle
Margaret Loughrey, Crow Wood
Lesley McTaggart, East Kilbride
Irene Morrison, Drumpellier
Lesley Newton, Mount Ellen
Elizabeth Smith, East Kilbride
Linda Turner Airdrie
Marlene Turner, Carluke
Karen Ward, East Kilbride
Lesley Watson, Cathkin Braes
Heather Wyper, Bothwell Castle

Tuesday 24th May at 10.00 am
Margaret Allan, Hollandbush
Sheena Boyd, Lenzie
Anne Burden, Cambuslang
Katy Burden, Cambuslang
Anne Clark, Drumpellier
May Hughes, Cathkin Braes
Donna Hunter, Cathkin Braes
Jean Macintyre, Strathaven
Liz McNeil, Hayston
Jillian McPherson, East Kilbride
Jean Meikle, Hamilton
Pam Rice, Strathaven
Isa Robertson, East Kilbride
Isobel Robertson, Cathkin Braes
Christine Young, Kirkhill

More Photographs from West of Scotland Championship

Click to enlarge
Thank you to Anne Laing and Maureen Woodhead who took some of these photographs.

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Eilidh Briggs wins West Championship

Eilidh Briggs-click to enlarge

Lanarkshire Team-click to enlarge Eilidh Briggs, Kilmacolm, won the West of Scotland Championship, held at Lanark Golf Club today, with rounds of 73,74 for a 147 total. Alyson McKechin, Elderslie was second with a total of 151 (73,78) and our captain Lesley Lloyd was third with a total of 153 ( 76,77).

Mhairi Mckay, West Kilbride, won the handicap prize with net scores of 72,71.

The Lanarkshire Team of Lesley Lloyd, Susan Wood and May Hughes won the team Trophy while the Ayrshire team of Mhairi Mckay, Connie Jaffrey and Emma Hale won the Junior Team Trophy.

West Championship Round 1

After round 1 Eilidh Briggs is in the lead with a 73 BIH from Alyson McKechin. Susan Wood is in 3rd place with a 74 and Lesley Lloyd in 4th with 76 BIH from Alex Glennie, Jenny Potter and Donna Jackson.
Lanarkshire is in the lead in the senior team competition and Ayrshire in the Junior Competition.

Jenny Potter has the leading net score of 70.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Amended Draw for West Championship

Please note that the draw for the West Championship at Lanark Golf Club on Sunday has been revised. Play is now in threes.
Revised Draw
8.30/1.30 Lesley Lloyd,Alyson McKechin, Eilidh Briggs
8.37/1.37 Sara Bishop,Susan Wood,Rachael McQueen

8.45/1.45 Sara McCorkell, May Hughes,Donna Jackson
8.52/1.52 Jennifer Linklater,Liz Stewart,Nichola Ferguson
9.00/2.00 Susan McGrenaghan,Carol Whyte,Gillian McGinlay
9.07/2.07 Ruth Rankin, Natasha Qayum,Lesley Barker
9.15/2.15 Angela Devine, Alex Glennie, Jenny Potter
9.22/2.22 Mhairi McKay,Lorraine Campbell,Linsey Stevenson
9.30/2.30 Lorraine Morrow,Lesley Cosh,Emma Hale
9.37/2.37 Patricia Davidson, Laura McGeachy, Connie Jaffrey
9.45/2.45 Kirstin Scott,Lindsay Mathie,Emma Caddow

Pamela chosen for GB&I team

The two Scots - Pamela Pretswell and Kelsey MacDonald - named earlier today in the Great Britain side of five for the Astor Trophy international team event did not know of their selection until it was announced.
So you can imagine their reaction to the news that they would be playing against most of the best female amateurs in the world from New Zealand, South Africa, Canada and Australia.
"Delighted to be selected for the Astor Trophy team. It is such a great honour to play for Great Britain and Ireland.
"I loved every minute of playing in the Vagliano Trophy two years ago and the Curtis Cup last year, so I am very much looking forward to the event and trying to defend the title that was won by Britain in South Africa four years ago."
The Astor Trophy tournament which is a round-robin team-matchplay event will be hosted by Fairhaven Golf Club at Lytham St Annes, Lancashire from Wednesday to Sunday, June 15 to 19.
It promises to be a great event, not only for players such as Pamela and Kelsey but also spectators because the field is made up of the very best female amateurs in the world.
The two girls ranked No 1 and No 3 in the Women's World Amateur Rankings - Lydia Ko and Cecilia Cho - will be spearheading a New Zealand team which will start favourites to take the title.

Report by Colin Farquharson

Congratulations Pamela

The other members of the team are Amy Boulden, Wales, Holly Clyburn and Kelly Tidy, both England.

Monday, 2 May 2011

Draw for Inter County Foursomes Qualifying Round

The draw for the Inter County Foursomes Qualifying Round at Mount Ellen Golf Club on Wednesday 11th May can be viewed by clicking on the link below.

  • Inter County Foursomes Draw
  • Draw For West of Scotland Championship



    Sunday 8th May 2011

    8.00/1.00 Lesley Lloyd
    Megan Briggs
    May Hughes
    Donna Jackson

    8.15/1.15 Eilidh Briggs
    Sara Bishop
    Susan Wood
    Liz Stewart
    8.30/1.30 Rachael McQueen
    Alyson McKechin
    Jennifer Linklater
    Sara McCorkell
    8.45/1.45 Susan McGrenaghan
    Carol Whyte
    Gillian McGinlay
    Ruth Rankin
    9.00/2.00 Natasha Quyum
    Jenny Potter
    Angela Devine
    Alex Glennie
    9.15/2.15 Lesley Barker
    Linsey Stevenson
    Mhairi McKay
    Lorraine Morrow

    9.30/2.30 Lorraine Campbell
    Lesley Cosh
    Emma Hale
    Laura McGeachy

    9.45/2.45 Kirstin Scott
    Lindsey Mathie

    Sunday, 1 May 2011

    May Spoon Results

    The May Spoon and 2010 Spoon Finals were held today on a sunny but windy day at Crow Wood GC.
    SS 73 CSS 76 Reduction Only
    1st Division
    Lynne Williamson 88(14) 74
    Susan Wood 78(0) 78
    Susan McGrenaghan 84(5) 79
    2nd Division
    Alison Reid 97(25)72
    Diane Coughlan 97(18) 79
    Roxy Brown 103(23) 80
    Spoon Final Winner:  Alison Reid 72