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
click to enlarge
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