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.