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
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.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Pamela starts defence of British Title tomorrow

The Ladies British Open Amateur Stroke-play Championship starts tomorrow until 19th August at Royal Ashdown Forest in East Sussex. Pamela Pretswell is the defending champion.
Rachael Taylor is also competing. We wish them both well.

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Scottish Vets end in third place

Scottish Vets lost 81/2 -1/2 to South on the final day of the Veteran Ladies Jamboree at Wellingborough Golf Club.
The final placings were:
1 South 2pt (on countback)
2 Midlands 2pt
3 Scotland 1.5pt
4 North 0.5pt

Friday, 12 August 2011

Under 14 Champiobship completed

The under 14 Championship at Aberdour Golf Club which was reduced to 18 holes was won by Susana Vik from Norway with a 6 over par 74.
Lanarkshire Results- Gross scores
Par 68
Ellie Bryce 88
Kirsten Brown 90
Molly Richmond 99
Katy Scott 105
Emily Glencorse retired

Scotland Vets Draw on day 2 of Jamboree

Scotland won the foursomes 2-1 but lost the singles 3 1/2 - 2 1/2

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Scotland have made a good start in Veterans' Jamboree

Foursomes: 0.5-2.5
Singles: 3-3
Foursomes (1-2)
Elaine Allison and Lorna Bennett lost to Jo Ashmore and Janet Melville 4 and 2.
Alex Glennie and May Hughes bt Carol Gibb and Ann Booth 3 and 1.
Mary Smith and Heather Andereson lost to Pat West and Julie Walker 4 and 3.
Singles (5-1)
Karen Ballantyne bt Melville 1 hole.
Bennett bt Andrea Stockdale 3 and 1.
Kathleen Sutherland bt Cindy Ireland 2 holes.
Smith lost to Ashmore 7 and 5.
Allison bt Gibbs 4 and 2.
Anderson bt West 2 and 1


The first round of the Scottish Girls and Boys Under 14's Championship at Aberdour has been cancelled today (because of very heavy rain and flooding).
The Championship will now be held over 18 holes tomorrow (Friday, August 12). Tee times for tomorrow will be as per the Round 2 (Friday) tee-times on the draw. Competitors should register tomorrow 30 minutes before their tee-time.

Claire Hargan
Championship Manager

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Lanarkshire Girls are competing in under 14 Championship

The following girls from Lanarkshire will be competing in the Scottish Boys and Girls under 14 Championship , sponsored by Loretto School, at Aberdour Golf Club tomorrow and Friday: Kirsten Brown, Ellie Bryce, Emily Glencorse, Molly Richmond and Katie Scott.

Hopefully the wet weather will not disrupt the Championship or make playing conditions too unpleasant.

Pamela loses at 19th

Pamela Pretswell qualified in 7th place for the matchplay round at the US Women's Amateur Championship at Rhode Island GC.

Pamela was unfortunate to be defeated at the 19th hole by Stephanie Kim from Arizona. The only other Scottish competitor, Sally Watson, who qualified in 55th place was also defeated in the first round.

University of St Andrews School Girls Golf Tournament 2011

The Ladies Golf Club, alongside the University of St Andrews, is hosting the School Girls Golf Competition 2011 on 17th and 18th September. The competition is aimed at Scottish school girls in S3,S4, S5 and S6 and will be a stableford competition. The players will also be given the opportunity to attend a University tour and information sessions on the Saturday afternoon.

The entry fee for the competition has been covered by the Ladies Golf Club, the University and by the Athletic Union. This means that the girls will get the opportunity to play both the Jubilee and the Strathtyrum Courses free of charge and it will also be a good opportunity for them to visit St Andrews and the University. We're hoping that the weekend will be informative and fun for all involved.

The University office will shortly be distributing posters to local schools and emailing those schools further afield.

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Pamela doing well in US Amateur Championship

Pamela Pretswell made a great start in the US Women's Amateur Championship at Rhode Island Golf Club with a 2 under par 69 in the first round. She is now on-1 after a 1 over par 72 today and is currently in 7th Position,

SLGA resheduled West Area SLGA Medal Final enjoyed much better weather

72 ladies competed in the West area SLGA Medal Finals at East Kilbride Golf Club today. The course which was in very good condition was much admired as was the new clubhouse which opened last Tuesday.
Michelle Molloy(Cathkin Braes) and Marsha Hull(Strathaven) were among the qualifiers for the SLGA Grand Medal Final at Crief on 4 September.
Silver Division
1st = Sandra Goldie (Eastwood) 85 - 12 = 73 (Better last 6) Q
2nd = Michelle Molloy (Cathkin Braes) 87 - 14 = 73 Q
3rd = Marsha Hull (Strathaven) 84 - 9 = 75 (Better 18th hole) Q
4th = Lorna Fury (Thornton) 78 - 3 = 75

Bronze Division
1st = Valerie Davidson (Whitecraigs) 99 - 28 = 71 (Better inward half) Q
2nd = Pamela Gray (Lochwinnoch) 92 - 21 = 71 Q
3rd = Kirsty Flockhart (Milnathort) 93 - 21 = 72 Q
4th = Lorna Brown (Dunblane New) 95 - 21 = 74 after count back

Q = qualifiers for the SLGA Grand Medal Final at Crieff Golf Club on 4th September.
CSS: 74

Friday, 5 August 2011

Tri Am Results

The Tri Am was played today at a sunny Cambuslang Golf Club . The course was in very good condition and as always the food was good . As well as being an enjoyable competition the sum of £243 was raised for the funds.
1. Pat Casey,Roxy Brown & Marion Brodie 64
2. Morag Macdonald,Winnie Cossar & Marion Craig 66
3. Fiona Scott,Caroline Smith & Hazel Shaw

The putting competition for those not playing in the Tri Am was won by Jan Vallance.

Monday, 1 August 2011