Monday, 31 December 2012

Happy New Year 2013

Wishing everyone a happy new year. All the best and good golfing in 2013.

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new year video

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

LLCGA Officials having fun

Wishing all our readers a very Merry Christmas


Monday, 17 December 2012

Rachael Taylor Bound for North Carolina State University

Germany-based Rachael Taylor, daughter of a Scots-born pro over there, has accepted a golf scholarship at the University of North Carolina State at Raleigh, North Carolina. She will enrol on January 7.
Airdrie-born Rachael has paid regular visits to Scotland over the years.
She won the Lanarkshire county championship in 2011 and was top seed for the match-play stages this past season but lost in the quarter-finals.
Rachael told Kirkwoodgolf in an E-mail:
"I am especially excited as North Carolina State are one of the top 20 teams in the (US college) nation. Theyreached the NCAA National Championships in 2012.
"Classes start on January 7. I will be spending Christmas in Scotland and New Year with friends in North Carolina."
Report by Colin Farquharson.

Winter Foursome Result

In a second round match at East Kilbride Moray Meechin and Gail Campbell defeated Aileen Woodland and Anne Cameron.

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Winter Foursomes

Jean Meikle and Margaret Allan are through to the third round.

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Fun, Games and Royalty at the Team, Caddies and Committee Dinner

A good time was had by all at the dinner in Strathaven Golf Club last night.

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Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Winter Foursomes

Ann Prentice and May Hughes are through to the third round.

Good turn out at last Night's AGM

Last night's AGM and prizegiving was well attended by members. The captain's report and minutes will be published later.
Pictured below are some of last night's prizewinners.
Back row L to R: Susan McGrenaghan, Jenny Potter, Jean Macintyre (VC), Lesley Lloyd, Janice Paterson, Roxy Brown, Karen Ward
Front row: Erin Johnston ((Junior Handicap Champion), Anne Burden (President), Fiona Scott (Captain), May Hughes (Champion), Eva O'Connor (Junior Scratch Champion) 

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Winter Foursome Result

In a second round tie at Cathkin Braes yesterday Pauline Warlow and Carol McKinnon defeated Marjorie Seymour and Dorothy McTaggart.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Winter Foursomes

May Hughes and Ann Prentice are through to the second round. The first round is now complete. Please play your second round ties as soon as possible before the rain turns to snow.

Pamela is looking forward to LET

To view a press release about Pamela Pretswell from Ladies European Tour please click on the link below.

Monday, 12 November 2012

Pamela wins LET Access Series Order of Merit Title

 Congratulations to Pamela Pretswell who has finished in top place in the Ladies European Tour Access Series from Marion Ricordeau and Cecilie Lundgreen. All three have earned their Ladies European cards for the 2013 season.
To view the full order of Merit click on the link below

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Winter Foursome Result

In a first round match at Mount Ellen today Mary Francis McCaughley and Susan McGrenaghan defeated Jean Maddock and Edna Taylor. 
Aileen Woodland and Anne Cameron are through to the second round.

Friday, 9 November 2012

Minutes of 2011 AGM and 2012 Prizewinners

Remember this year's AGM will take place at Cambuslang Golf Club on Monday 19 November. To view the minutes of last year's AGM click on the link below.
To view the list of this year's prizewinners please click on the link below. We do hope that prizewinners will be able to collect their prizes in person at the AGM.
2012 prizewinners

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Winter Foursome Result

In a second round match Margaret Marshall and Joan Andeson defeated Hilda Everett and Margo Paterson. 

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Winter Foursome Result

At East Kilbride today Sheila Sergenson and Anne Ralston defeated Lesley Watson and Julie Kelly.

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Winter Foursome Results

In a first round match Joyce McGowan and Jennifer Wiles defeated Roxy Brown and Kay Cherry.
Moray Meechan and Gail Campbell defeated Irene Nisbet and Jean Hamilton.
Anne Pardoe and Janet Strain are also through to the second round.

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Winter Foursomes Results

In first round matches  at Drumpellier GC Jean Meikle and Margaret Allan defeated Jean Glass and Irene Cooper. At Bothwell Castle GC  today Lesley Lloyd and Christine Main defeated Joanna Harvey and Mary Weir.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Erin and Dad win the Adult and Girl Foursomes

The rescheduled SLGA Adult and Girl Foursomes Competition was fortunately played on a lovely sunny day at East Renfrewshire Golf Club today.
Erin Johnstone and her Dad, Alex, were the overall winners with an excellent stableford score of 41 points.

Molly Richmond and her Dad, Colin,  were winners of Category 3 ( combined handicaps of 18+) with 30 stableford points.

Abbi Kidd, Heather Neilson, Emily Glencorse and their Dads also played well.
Other prizewinners were:
Cat 1: Jessica Meek and Stewart Burke (Carnoustie Ladies/Ranfurly Castle) 30 points BIH
Cat 2: Lauren Barbour and Patricia Davidson (Erskine) 36 points, Katie Malcolm and Neil Malcolm (Dumfries & Galloway) 32 points
Cat 3: Mollie Richmond and Colin Richmond (Strathaven) 30 points
Cat 4: Anna MacKenzie and Alasdair MacKenzie (Mearns Castle/Crail) 37 points, Gillian Sinclair and Stuart Sinclair (Caldwell) 29 points

Winter Foursomes result

Marjorie Seymour and Dorothy McTaggart beat Susan Wood and Jenny Potter. Remember to look up Winter Foursomes updated draw by clicking on Winter Foursomes Results on the sidebar.

Friday, 19 October 2012

Lanarkshire Girls in SLGA Training Squad

Katie Scott and Kirsten Brown, both Strathaven, have been selected for the SLGA Foundation Training Squad level 1.
Katie and Kirsten have also been selected for the SLGA/SGU Academy Programme year 1. Ellie Bryce, Strathaven, has been selected to progress to year 2 and Eva O'Connor, Bothwell Castle, to year three.
Molly Richmond, Strathaven, and Emily Glencourse, Millport, have been selected to attend one of the new SLGA/SGU Development Centres.
Congratulations to all these girls.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Winter Foursomes Results

In first round  matches May Hughes and Paula McArthur beat Jean Allan and Marion Brodie, Pauline Warlow and Carol McKinnon beat Anne Lloyd and Pat Casey.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Media Release by Scottish Golf Union

Strathmore’s Kirsty Brodie savoured a glorious title double and Cameron McAndrew from Linlithgow proved just champion as the Highland Spring Junior Masters Grand Final was played out on Sunday.
On a glorious autumn day at Gleneagles – host venue for the 2014 Ryder Cup – the nation’s talented young golfers enjoyed a round to savour in the final showpiece.
Played over the delightful Queen’s Course, 79 players teed up in Scotland’s largest national event for young golfers – supported by ClubGolf, the national junior programme, and the Scottish Golf Union and the Scottish Ladies’ Golfing Association.
After an hour delay due to the frost in Perthshire, some fine golf was played with a familiar face coming out on top in the girls’ event.
Brodie achieved back-to-back victories in the competition thanks to a superb total of 39 stableford points off her 10 handicap. The 12-year-old from the nearby Strathmore club has been making a name for herself having also won the Ladies Club Championship at her club this year.
Twelve months ago it was almost a Brodie family double in the tournament, with Kirsty’s brother Michael just pushed into the runners-up spot.
“I loved the atmosphere of Gleneagles and enjoyed the round thoroughly,” Kirsty said. “I’m thrilled with back-to-back wins.”Three of the girls were tied on 36 points, with Julia Smith (Murrayfield) claiming the runners-up spot, Eva O’Connor (Bothwell Castle) third and Andrea Walker (Falkirk) fourth.
The winner of the boys’ event was Linlithgow’s McAndrew, aged 15. Thanks to a fine score of 42 points off his 12 handicap, Cameron triumphed by two points from Samuel Yule (Ballater) and Michael Baber from Hopeman.
Developed through the ClubGolf programme since he was seven or eight years old, McAndrew’s triumph completes a brilliant year given he started the season off a 19 handicap.
“I loved the greens on The Queen's,” he said. “It’s a great feeling to win and I hope to pursue a career in golf.”

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Minutes of 2011 AGM

To view the Minutes of the AGM held on 21 November 2011 please click on the link below.
Minutes of 2011 AGM

Molly Richmond wins West of Scotland Girls Bronze Championship

Molly Richmond defeated Katie Scott ( both Strathaven) in the West of Scotland  Girls Bronze Championship at Troon Portland on Sunday. Erin Johnston, Lanark reached the semi- final. Well done girls.

Pamela tops LETAS Order of Merit

 Pamela Pretswell has virtually clinched a place on next year's Ladies European Tour.
Second place in the Azores Open at the weekend lifted her into the lead of the Ladies European Tour Access Series' Order of Merit.
The top three in the table at the end of the season - there are only two more events to go - will leapfrog over the LET Qualifyihng School, to be held in Morocco in December, and gain automatic playing rights on the full Ladies European Tour.
Pamela has 19,372 points to her credit, more than 2,000 ahead of second-placed Marion Ricordeau (France) (17,045).
Katy McNicoll (Carnoustie) is in fourth place with 14,070pt. If she can climb above third-placed Cecilie Lundgren (Norway) (14,256) over the final two LETAS events of the season she will be promoted to the Big League alongwith Pamela.

New date for SLGA Adult and Girls Foursomes

The SLGA adult-girl foursomes competition has been rearranged for Sunday, October 21 at East Renfrewshire Golf Club.
The tournament was washed out on its scheduled date, Sunday, September 30.
"We are asking if those in the original draw can contact us either by phone 01738 442357 or email to let us know their availability for the new date," said Antonia Melvin-Ffinch (pictured) of the SLGA.

"The draw will be the same with amendments as necessary due to inevitable cancellations."

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Pamela lying in second place in Azores Open

 Pamela Pretswell is in second place with one round to go in the Azores Ladies Open golf championship at Furnas golf course, Sao Miguel Island.
Pamela had 16 pars and two bogeys in a 74 for 149 - two shots behind the leader, Italy's Anna Rossi (73-74), who won the British women's open amateur stroke-play title at Prince's in 2006.
Par 144 (2x72)
147 Anna Rossi (Ita) 73 74
149 Pamela Pretswell (Sco) 75 74
151 Benedicte Toumpsin (Bel) 77 74
152 Sohvi Harkonen (Fin) 75 77
153 Julie Tvede (Den) 78 75
154 Katy McNicoll (Sco) 73 81, Danielle McVeigh (Ire) 78 76 (T6).

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Ireland win Seniors Home Internationals

At Elie today Ireland defeated Scotland 7-1 to win the Senior Home Internationals for the first time.  England who defeated Wales  6-2 finished second, Scotland third and Wales fourth.
Foursomes - M Smith and A Ryan lost to H Jones and P Doran 1 hole, H Anderson and M Hughes lost to S McElroy and C Wickham 7 and 6, L Bennett and A Bartlett bt S Corcoran and K Evans 4 and 3 (1-2)
Singles - Bartlett lost to McElroy 7 and 6, Smith lost to Wickham 3 and 2, Bennett lost to Corcoran 5 and 3, F De Vries lost to Jones 1 hole, Ryan lost to Doran 3 and 2.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Ireland win but Scotland lose

In the Senior Home International matches at Elie today Scotland lost to England by  1 1/2- 6 1/2 after some close games.
Ireland beat Wales 5-3 and only need a draw against Scotland tomorrow to be overall winners.
Foursomes (3-0)
H Jones and P Doran bt A Lewis and V Thomas 3 and 2
S McElroy and C Wickham bt C Harries and P. Fernon 7 and 6
S Corcoran and G McMullen bt J Rees and D Richards 1 hole
Singles (2-3)
McElroy lost to Lewis 2 and 1
Wickham bt O Davies 4 and 3
Jones lost to Rees 5 and 4
K Evans lost to Thomas 2 and 1
Doran bt Richards 2 and 1
Foursomes (1-2)
L Bennett and F De Vries bt C Quinn and A Mayne 5 and 4
M Smith and A Ryan lost to R Adams and B Laird 1 hole
H Anderson and A Bartlett lost to J Melville and F Christine 2 hole
Singles (1/2-4 1/2)
Bartlett lost to Quinn 2 and 1
Bennett lost to C Berry 2 and 1
De Vries lost to Christine 1 hole
Anderson halved with Laird
Smith lost to Adams 2 holes
Ireland 2 pt, Scotland 1pt, England 1pt, Wales 0.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Scotland and Ireland are winners at Elie

On the first day of the Seniors Home Internationals at Elie today Scotland beat Wales 5-3 and Ireland beat England 6-2.
Scotland play England tomorrow.
Results: Scotland 5 England 3
Foursomes - L Bennett and F De Vries halved with A Lewis and V Thomas, H Anderson and M Hughes bt P Fernon and C Harries 2 and 1, M Smith and A Ryan lost to J Rees and D Richards 2 holes (1 1/2-1 1/2)
Singles - L Bennett halved with Lewis, A Bartlett bt Thomas 4 and 3, F De Vries bt Harries 3 and 2, M Hughes lost to Richards 6 and 4, M Smith bt Rees 1 hole (3 1/2-1 1/2)

England 2, Ireland 6
Foursomes - C Quinn and A Mayne lost to H Jones and P Doran 1 hole, J Melville and F Christine lost to S McElroy and C Wickham 5 and 4, C Berry and R Adams lost to S Corcoran and G McMullen 4 and 2 (0-3)
Singles - Quinn bt Jones 4 and 2, Melville lost to McElroy 4 and 3, Mayne lost to Wickham 3 and 2, B Laird lost to Corcoran 6 and 4, Berry bt Doran 2 holes (2-3).

Monday, 1 October 2012

Senior Home International Matches start tomorrow

Picture by Cal Carson Golf Agency

May Hughes is in the Scottish Team which is competing in the Senior Home Internationals at Elie Golf Club from Tuesday to Thursday. We wish them well.
Tomorrow Scotland play Wales and England play Ireland.
Spectators will be very welcome. Entrance is free.
Tuesday morning foursomes draw
8.30 Lorna Bennett and Fiona De Vries v Ann Lewis and Vikki Thomas.
8.40 Heather Anderson and May Hughes v Pat Fernon and Chris Harries
8.50 Mary Smith and Anne Ryan v Jane Rees and Denise Richards.

Monday, 24 September 2012

Final Practice for New Girls

Thursday saw the final practice day for the 13 junior girls from our Talent ID day on 15th May. The girls had monthly sessions ranging from short game to driving and also had a session playing the course at Playsport with coach Lesley Mackay which was most enjoyable. To date 6 of these girls have now achieved a CONGU handicap and will be invited to join our older girls for Winter Training.

Two members of the Lanarkshire Kennedy Salver Team, Ellie Bryce and Alison Reid gave the girls a short talk on their achievements and how coaching has helped their game.

Our photograph shows the girls with Coach Lesley Mackay and the Kennedy Salver Trophy :
Back Row Left to right : Claire Birch,Lucy Gardner, Alison Reid,Lesley Mackay PGA Pro at Playsport, Ellie Bryce, Elissa Hendry and Rebecca Kean.
Front Row Left to Right : Alison Findlay, Katie Prentice, Victoria Shaw, Lauren Davidson, Nicola Bell and Beth Rose
Missing from photo :Chloe Bell, Emily Doris and Justine Fulton
     Nicola Bell's Putting Group
Report and photographs by Margaret Reid

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Angus win County Finals for first time

On the final day of the County Finals at Montrose Angus beat Midlothian 6 1/2-2 1/2 to win the Scottish County Finals for the first time. The morning foursomes were halved but Angus won the afternoon singles 5-1.
Renfrewshire beat Dumfriesshire 6-3 to finish in third place behind runners up Midlothian.

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Angus and Midlothian again winners at County Finals

On the second day of the County Finals at Montrose GC Angus defeated Dumfriesshire 6 1/2- 2 1/2 and Midlothian defeated Renfrewshire 6-3.
Tomorrow's match between  Angus and Midlothian will decide the winner. Renfrewshire  will play Dumfriesshire.

Friday, 21 September 2012

Angus and Midlothian are winners on first day of County Finals

On the first day of the County Finals at Montrose GC, Angus defeated Renfrewshire 5-4 due to winning the morning foursomes 2-1. The afternoon singles were halved 3-3.
Midlothian defeated Dumfriesshire 7 1/2- 1 1/2.
Tomorrow Angus play Dumfriesshire and Midlothian play Renfrewshire.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Draw for Winter Foursomes

To view the draw for the Winter Foursomes please click on the link below. The draw will be updated as games are played and can be viewed by clicking on the link near the top of the sidebar. Please start arranging your ties as early as possible in the hope that we will have some dry weather before the rain turns to snow.
All challenges must be made no later than 10 days from today.
Winter Foursomes Draw 2012

Monday, 17 September 2012

May Hughes is Scottish Vets Champion

Congratulations to May Hughes who won the Scottish Vets Championship at Blairgowrie today.
Semi Finals:
Ruth Brown (East) beat Liz Campbell (Borders) 1 up
May Hughes beat Anne Ryan (Highlands) 2 &1
May Hughes (West) beat Ruth Brown (East) 2&1
Very well done. This is May's third Championship win of the year having also won Lanarkshire and the West Vets.
We now wish her every success in the Senior Home Internationals at Elie & Earlsferry from 2-4 October.

Sunday, 16 September 2012

May Hughes wins Quarter Final tie in Scottish Vets Championship

West Vets Champion May Hughes won over the Lansdowne Course at Blairgowrie this afternoon against Jean Brysden (Galloway) and plays Anne Ryan (Highlands) in tomorrow's semi final. The other semi final is between Ruth Brown (East) and Liz Campbell (Borders).

1st Round Results:
Kathleen Webster (Midlands) lost to Liz Campbell (Borders) 1 down
Ruth Brown (East) w/o Jill Harrison (North)
May Hughes (West) beat Jean Brysden (Galloway) 3&2
Anne Ryan (Highlands) beat Nancy Clanahan (Dumfries) 7&6

Junior girls defeat Ayrshire Girls in Friendly Match

Abbi Kidd putting from off the green at par 3 8th hole
Lanarkshire Junior Girls defeated Ayrshire Junior Girls at Bothwell Castle G.C. today by 4 games to 1. The match was very evenly fought with many games going to the final hole in very trying conditions.
 Kirsten Brown and Heather Neilson defeated Rachel Irvine 1 Up, Alexandra Duffy lost to Lauren Gilbert 2 & 1, Erin Johnston won 1 Up against Louise Duncan, Abbi Kidd defeated Bekki Allan 2 & 1 and Kelly Smithers beat Sarah Ramsay 2 Up.
The standard of play from both teams was excellent and the hard work all the players have put in through coaching has paid off with many of them reducing their handicaps substantially over a very difficult season for scoring. Well done to both teams for an entertaining game.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Clare fails to qualify for Ricoh's Women's British Open

In the Final Qualifying at Caldy GC  for the British Women's Open which starts at Hoylake on Thursday Clare Queen had a round of 79. Only those with rounds of 75 or better went through automatically. Other Scottish players, Lynn Kenny, Kelsey MacDonald and Kylie Walker also failed to qualify. 
There was a play off  amongst 13 on 76 to decide on 4 reserves for the competition. Heather McCrae was one of those and is second reserve.

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Anne Walker is Head Coach of Stanford University Women's team

Anne Walker and husband Chris
Anne Walker, a former LLCGA and Strathaven member is beginning her first season at Stanford University, California.
She was appointed head women's golf team coach in July following the resignation of Caroline O'Connor who had held the post for 17 years.
Another Scot, Kathryn (Marshall) Imrie from Monifieth is the Stanford assistant women's coach.
"We are very excited to have Anne Walker join us as the new coach of the Stanford Women's Golf Team," said Director of Athletics Patrick Dunkley."Anne possesses an enthusiasm for the sport of golf and the student-athlete experience as well as an understanding of the mission, vision and values of Stanford Athletics.
"I look forward to working with Anne and to seeing the success she will bring to the golf program."
Walker comes to Stanford from UC Davis where she was the head golf coach for four years. She led the Aggies from their transition from NCAA Division II to being competitive at the national level in NCAA Division I. For full report on Kirkwood Go;f click here
Anne was married in August.

Thursday, 6 September 2012

England win the Home Internationals

In the title decider between the teams that had both beaten Scotland and Ireland, England retained the championship by the narrowest of margins. They drew with Wales 4 1/2-4 1/2 for both teams to finish with 2 1/2 match points.
The tie-breaker was individual games won and that went in favour of England by 18 1/2-16 1/2. Their 9-0 win over Ireland on the opening day proved decisive in the end.
Scotland lost to Ireland 5-4 . Scotland won all 3 morning foursomes but unfortunately only 16 year  Lauren Whyte managed to win her singles match.
Foursomes - Kelsey MacDonald and Rachael Watton bt Mary Dowling and Jessica Carty 5 and 3, Alyson McKechin and Lauren Whyte bt Gillian O'Leary and Sarah Cunningham 2 and 1, Eilidh Briggs and Jane Turner bt Deirdre Smith and Chloe Ryan 2 and 1 (3-0).
Singles - MacDonald lost to Dowling 4 and 3, Laura Murray lost to Ryan 4 and 2, Watton lost to Carty 3 and 2, Whyte bt Lucy Simpson 2 and 1, Briggs lost to Smith 5 and 4, McKechin lost to Maria Dunne 6 and 4 (1-5)
Final Positions
1st England 2 1/2 pt (Games won 18 1/2)
2nd Wales 2 1/2 pt (Games won 16 1/2)
3rd Ireland 1pt
4th Scotland 0 pt

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Scotland narrowly beaten by England

On the second day of the Home Internationals at Cork Scotland were on the verge of victory against the star-studded England team before they lost 5-4 after a nail-biting final hour's play.
"We were so near to pulling off a great win," said Scotland skipper Fiona Norris.
"I couldn't play Alyson McKechin whose left foot and heel are badly blistered. We might have won had she been fit but all credit to the girls who did play against England.
"There were some excellent individual victories. Kelsey MacDonald beat Georgia Hall, No 4 in the world, by one hole and Rachael Watton beat Curtis Cup player Holly Clyburn by 6 and 5.
"I had to play both our youngsters, Rachel Walker and Lauren Whyte, in the singles and they did their best." In fact, Scotland and England were tied at 3 1/2 pt apiece with only two games to finish - and in these games Lauren Whyte was all square against Amber Ratcliffe after 12 holes and Jane Turner was one up after 11 against Curtis Cup player Bronte Law.
Turner lost the 16th, 17th and 18th to go down by two holes to Law while Whyte had to settle for a square match after losing the last hole to a brilliant up and down from a bad lie off the green by Ratcliffe.

Wales beat Ireland 6-3 in the other match.
Foursomes - Georgia Hall and Emily Taylor halved with Kelsey MacDonald and Rachael Watton, Kelly Tidy and Alexandra Peters bt Laura Murray and Alyson McKechin 7 and 5, Holly Clyburn and Bronte Law lost to Eilidh Briggs and Jane Turner 3 and 2 (1 1/2-1 1/2)

Singles - Hall lost to MacDonald 1 hole, Tidy bt Briggs 3 and 1, Clyburn lost to Watton 6 and 5, Taylor bt Rachel Walker 7 and 5, Amber Ratcliffe halved with Lauren Whyte, Law bt Turner 2 holes (3 1/2-2 1/2)

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Scotland lose afternoon singles

On the first day of the Home Internationals in Cork, Scotland lost 6-3 to Wales while England defeated Ireland 9-0.
Result of Singles-
Wales 6 Scotland 3
Amy Boulden bt Eilidh Briggs 3 and 2,
Chloe Williams bt Kelsey MacDonald 4 and 2,
Katie Bradbury halved with Alyson McKechin,
Gemma Bradbury bt Lauren Whyte 1 hole,
Samantha Birks bt  Laura Murray 2 and 1,
Becky Harries lost to Jane Turner 4 and 3
(4 1/2-1 1/2)

Scotland and Wales half 1st morning foursomes

Photograph courtesy of Colin Farquharson

Results: Scotland v Wales
Laura Murray & Alyson McKechin bt Amy Boulden & Becky Harries 2 up
Eilidh Briggs & Jane Turner lost to Chloe Williams & Katie Bradbury 3&1
Kellsey Macdonald & Rachael Watton halved with Katherine O'Connor & Samantha Birks
 Wales 1½ 1½ Scotland

England 3 Ireland 0

Monday, 3 September 2012

Women's Home Internationals start tomorrow

The Women's Home Internationals start at Cork Golf Club tomorrow. Scotland will play Wales while England will play Ireland.
We wish Scotland Captain, Fiona Norris, manager, Alyson Hendry, and the team all the best.

Jenny and Susan win Scottish Foursomes

The Scottish Ladies' Foursomes took place at Muckhart Golf Club yesterday over the Naemoor/Cowden course. 30 couples took part for the Stroke Play title. Jenny Potter (Cathkin Braes) and Susan Wood (Drumpellier) had the best Scratch Score of 81 on a day when conditions were heavy under foot and preffered lies were in play. Congratulations.
 Alison Houston (Milnathort) and Val Purdie (Braehead) had  the best Nett with a 73. The Winners of the Stroke Play Club title and Champions for 2012 were Stirling Golf Club, Alison Davidson and Patricia Chillas.
The semis and finals of the Scottish Matchplay Foursomes were also played at Muckhart yesterday with Muckhart beating Carnoustie Caledonia in the final. 

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Results of September Spoon

The  September Spoon Competition was  held at a sunny Sandyhills Golf Club today.
Par 74, SSS 73, CSS 75
Division 1
1 S McGrenaghan (Mount Ellen) 79-6=73 (BIH)
2 P McArthur (Cathkin Braes) 85-12=73
3 M Reid (Lanark) 93-13=80
Scratch S McGrenaghan 79

Division 2
1 R Brown (Hamilton) 102-24=78
2 A Cameron (Strathaven) 102-18=84
3 M Marshall (Wishaw) 113-28=85
Scratch A Cameron 102 (BL6)

Monday, 27 August 2012

Reminder- Adult and Girl Foursomes

The closing date for the SLGA Adult and Girls Foursomes on Sunday 30 September at East Renfrewshire Golf Club is Monday 3 September.To download an entry form click here.

Claire has qualified for British Open

Clare Queen was among the 30 qualifiers at today's  Ricoh Women's British Open pre-qualifying competition over 18 holes at The Berkshire Golf Club.
She shot a one-over-par 73 in a blustery wind.

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Draw for the September Spoon

The draw for the September Spoon at Sandyhills Golf Cub on Sunday2 September is as follows.
Please arrive early in case of changes to times.
1.00 Janice Paterson  Angela Devine
1.07 Jennifer Robertson Susan McGrenaghan  Paula McArthur
1.14 Margaret Reid  Jane Lees  Ann Mungall
1.21 Anne Lloyd  Isa Robertson  Michelle Molloy
1.28 Lesley Watson  Lesley Lloyd  Irene Morton
1.35 Kay Cherrie  Lynn Williamson  Fiona McWhirter
1.42 Patti Chalmers  Marjorie Seymour  Betty Smith
1.49 Marcia Stirling  Anne Cameron  Joan Anderson
1.56 Margaret Loughrey  Jean Maddock  Aileen Watson
2.03 Margaret Marshall  Mary Francis McCaughley Roxy Brown

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Local winners at Autumn Meeting

On a day of sunshine and showers for the Autumn Meeting at Hayston Golf Club today local knowledge proved to be an advantage but an enjoyable day was had by all. 
Captain Fiona and Prize winners (minus Jan McMillan)
Greensomes Results:
1. Christine Main (Hayston) & Adelia McEwan (Hayston)  71
2. Anne Lloyd ( Hayston) & Pat Casey ( Mount Ellen)       72.8 BIH
3. Ann Sillars ( Hayston) & Jan McMillan ( Hayston)          72.8

Monday, 20 August 2012

May selected for Scottish Senior Team

Congratulations to May Hughes who has been selected for the Scotland team for the Seniors' Home International Matches.
The Scotland team, under the captaincy of Helen Faulds (Douglas Park), for the Senior Women's Home Internationals at Elie and Earlsferry Golf Club, Fife from October 2 to 4 is:
Heather Anderson (Blairgowrie), Alison Bartlett (Royal Dornoch), Lorna Bennett (Ladybank), Fiona de Vries (St Rule), May Hughes (Lanark), Anne Ryan (Tain) and Mary Smith (Tain).

The SLGA also announced the team for the Women's Home Internationals at Cork GC, Ireland from September 4 to 6.
The team, under the captaincy of Fiona Norris (Hamilton), is: Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm), Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar), Alyson McKechin (Elderslie), Laura Murray (Alford), Jane Turner (Craigielaw), Rachel Walker (Dumfries and County), Rachael Watton (Mortonhall), Lauren Whyte (St Regulus).

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Pamela finishes 3rd in Denmark

Pamela Pretswell finished in joint 3rd place along with Pamela Feggans on the European Access Tour event in Denmark after a 1 under par 71 today. She finished on a 1 under par total of 215, 3 strokes behind the winner, Sweden's Antonella Cvitan who won after a play off with Danish Amateur, Nicole Broch.   

Friday, 17 August 2012


As intimated on the fixture card the closing date for the Winter Foursomes entries is 2nd September. This is a month earlier than usual in the hope that an earlier start will compensate for hold ups should there be spells of severe winter weather.
 Entries should be sent to Fiona Norris. Her contact details are on the fixture card.

Pamela now in 5th place

Pamela Pretswell is now in joint 5th place after a second round of 72  in the Samso Women's Open golf tournament at Samso Golf Club, Denmark. She  is now 4 strokes behind the leader, Danish amateur Nicole Broch Larsen, going into the final round.

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Pamela in 7th place

Pamela Pretswell was in joint seventh place with a 72 in the Samso Women's Open at Samso Golf Club, Denmark, today.
She is 3 strokes behind the joint leaders Katy McNicoll from Carnoustie and Corie Hou from Australia. 

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Draw for Autumn Meeting

Autumn Meeting
Hayston Golf Club
Wednesday 22nd August 2012

Please arrive early in case of changes to times. Please contact Lesley Lloyd if you need to withdraw or the County mobile on the day of the competition.
Time     Names
10.00:  S Wood (Drumpellier) & J Potter (Cathkin Braes)
           P Chalmers (Hayston) & R Brown (Hamilton)
10.07:  J Anderson & M Marshall (Wishaw
           A Woodland & A Cameron (Strathaven)
10.15:  A Sillars & J McMillan (Hayston)
           J Allan & M Brodie (Strathaven)
10.22:  A Lloyd (Hayston) & P Casey (Mount Ellen)
           M McConnell & H Wyper (Bothwell Castle)
10.30:  J Maddock (Wishaw) & M Porter (Strathaven)
           A Prentice (Bothwell Castle) & M Allan (Hollandbush)
10.37:  A Pardoe & M Wilson (Strathaven)
            C Main & A McEwan (Hayston)
10.45:  J Macintyre & I Nisbet (Strathaven)
            L McTaggart & E Smith (East Kilbride)
10.52:  J Meikle (Hamilton) & D Loudon (Strathaven)
            F McWhirter (Cathcart Castle) & C Mackay (Lenzie)
11.00:  M Macdonald (Langlands) & A Watson (East Kilbride)
            J Watt & M Paterson (Airdrie)
11.07 :  H Stuart & Joanna Harvey ( Bothwell Castle)
             L Lloyd (Hayston) & F Scott (Bothwell Castle)

Pamela finishes in joint 19th place

Pamela Pretswell finished in joint 19th place with a total of 218 (72, 70, 76) at Helsinki, Finland today in the Women's Bank Open 54-hole competition on the Ladies European Tour's developmental circuit, LETAS.

Friday, 10 August 2012

Pamela in Eighth place in Finland

After the second day of the Women's Bank Open 54-hole LETAS professional tournament at Hill Side GC, Helsinki in Finland  Pamela Pretswell lies in joint 8th place after rounds of  72 and 70.

Tri Am Results

Our annual fund raising Tri Am took place on a glorious warm and sunny day at Cambuslang Golf club today. The course was  in very good condition and as always we enjoyed the catering afterwards.
12 teams competed and 8 of our Senior ladies competed in a putting competition.
1st-  Lesley Lloyd, Jan Watt & Jean Macintyre  65 BIH
2nd- Ray Wilson, Mary Francis McCaughley & Anne Pardoe  65
3rd- Isa Robertson, Anne Morrison & Margaret Porteous  66

Winners with captain Fiona Scott

In the putting competition the winner for the second year in a row was Jan Vallance.

  Jan with Trophy

Other competitors in the putting competition

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Times for Tri Am Competition

The times for the Tri Am on Friday 10 August are shown below. Please arrive early in case of changes to times.
As this is a fund raising event please bring a small raffle prize.
The putting competition for those not participating in the Tri Am will take place at 11.00am.

9.30    Morag Macdonald, Langlands; Joan Anderson, Wishaw;Aileen Watson, East Kilbride
9.37    Lesley Lloyd, Hayston; Jan Watt, Airdrie; Jean Macintyre, Strathaven
9.45    Margaret Reid, Lanark; Margaret Paterson, Airdrie; Roxy Brown, Hamilton
9.52    Isa Robertson, East Kilbride; Anne Morrison, Carluke; Margaret Porteous, Drumpellier
10.00  Kay Cherrie, Mount Ellen, Margaret Loughrey, Crow Wood; Anna Inglis, Cambuslang
10.07  Ann Prentice, Bothwell Castle; Jean Hamilton, Strathaven; Winnie Cossar, Drumpellier
10.15  Anne Lloyd, Hayston; Marion Brodie, Strathaven; Margaret Marshall, Wishaw
10.22  Pat Casey, Mount Ellen; Jean Allan, Strathaven; Jean Glass, Drumpellier
10.30  Betty Smith, East Kilbride; Kathleen Lyons, Kirkhill; Anne Cameron, Strathaven
10.37  Patti Chalmers, Hayston; Lesley McTaggart, East Kilbride; Anita Wilson, Cambuslang
10.45  Ray Wilson, Carluke; Mary Francis McCaughley, Mount Ellen; Anne Pardoe, Strathaven
10.52  Anne Clark, Drumpellier;   Sheila Sergenson, East Kilbride, Aileen Woodland, Strathaven, Margaret Brown, Cathkin Braes    

England win the Girls' Home Internationals

Scotland, beaten 5-4 by Ireland in their final game, finished last in the Girls Home Internationals table at Radyr GC, near Cardiff today.
England won the title and the Stroyan Cup for the fifth year in a row but it was much closer than usual. They beat Wales 5-4 after Wales, who had taken the foursomes 2-1, led 4-2 and needed one more victory in the singles to be champions for the first time since 1999.
But England won all of the last three ties for victory.
Ireland were runners-up and Wales placed third.
Scotland trailed 2-1 to Ireland after the foursomes - as they had done against Wales and England earlier in the week. They played well enough in the singles to share them 3-3.
If the Girls Internationals were decided on singles only then Scotland would be title contenders.
The Scots' singles winners against the Irish were Clara Young (North Berwick), Jess Meek (Carnoustie) and Rachel Walker (Dumfries and Co).

The North of England win the MIller Stirling Trophy

The North of England won the Miller Stirling Salver on an exciting last day at the Hirsel. They beat the South of England by 5 1/2 to 3 1/2 with "Anglo-Scot" Fiona Anderson gaining the vital winning point. North had beaten each of the other three teams over the three days.
South of England were second and won the Tony Moffat Quaich. Midlands took third place and Scotland were fourth.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Scotland lose to England in Girls Home Internationals

 On the second day of the Girls' Home Internationals at Radyr GC near Cardiff
Scotland lost 5 1/2-3 1/2 to England, the defending champions, while Ireland and Wales played out an exciting 4 1/2-4 1/2 draw.
England have 1 1/2pt, Wales and Ireland 1pt apiece and the Scots only half-a-point.
On the last day tomorrow it's Scotland v Ireland and England v Wales.
The damage was done for the Scots when they lost all three morning foursomes to England.
Give the Scots credit for fighting back and actually "winning" the singles but not by a big enough margin to wipe out the 3-0 lunchtime deficit.

Scottish Vets lose to England South

Scotland's hopes of winning the title in the Veteran women's golf jamboree at The Hirsel GC disappeared with a second defeat in a row. They were beaten 6-3 by England South after a first-day 5-4 defeat by England North.
The Scots trailed by 2pt after the morning foursomes and never looked like making up the deficit in the singles.
England North beat England Midlands 6-3 in the day's other match.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Scottish Girls Draw With Wales

Scotland drew with Wales 4 1/2-4 1/2 in their opening match of the Girls' Home Internationals on a rain-hit day at Radyr Golf Club, near Cardiff today.
In the other match England and Ireland also drew 41/2- 41/2.

Vets lose on first Day of Jamboree

Scotland made a disappointing start to the Veteran Ladies' jamboree at The Hirsel. They were beaten 5-4 by North of England after taking a 2-1 lead from the foursomes into the singles.
In the other match, England Midlands drew with England South 4 1/2-4 1/2
Foursomes (2-1)
M Smith and A Bartlett bt B Laird and C Berry 4 and 3; H Anderson and A Glennie lost to S Dye and F Anderson 3 and 2; L Bennett and F De Vries bt K Lee and G Mellor 3 and 2.
Singles (2-4)
Bartlett lost to Laird 2 and 1, Smith halved with Dye, Glennie bt Lee 2 holes, J Paterson lost to Sandra Paul 6 and 5, Li Urquhart lost to Anderson 3 and 2, Bennett halved with R Lindley
Other result:

More Photographs taken by Margaret Reid at Kennedy Salver

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Monday, 6 August 2012

Girls Home Internationals start tomorrow

Picture by Cal Carson Golf Agency
The Scotland girls team with captain Elaine Cuthill and team manager Susan Wood will play Wales in the Girls Home Internationals tomorrow at Radyr GC near Cardiff. 

Lanarkshire win the Kennedy Salver

At West Kilbride Golf Club today the Lanarkshire Junior team won the Junior Inter County matches for the Kennedy Salver.
Very well done to the team of Ellie Bryce, Emily Glencorse, Heather Neilson, Alison Reid, Molly Richmond and Katie Scott.
                             Foursomes    Singles    Total
Lanarkshire                2 pts           5 pts     7 pts
Ayrshire                    3 pts            2 pts     5pts
Renfrewshire             1 pt             3 pts     4 pts
D&A                          0 pts            2 pts     2 pts
Report on the match by Junior Secretary, Margaret Reid:
Lanarkshire won the Kennedy Salver today for the first time since 2004 at a sunny West Kilbride Golf Course. The Lanarkshire team were Ellie Bryce (10) Strathaven, Emily Glencorse (12) Hamilton, Heather Neilson (14) Greenburn, Katie Scott (16) Strathaven, Molly Richmond (18) Strathaven and Alison Reid (22) Lanark.
In the morning foursomes matches Ellie Bryce and Alison Reid beat Alex Mennie and Heather McKimmie of D & A 4&3, with both Ellie and Alison chipping dead at 14 and 15 respectively to help them on their way to victory. Heather Neilson and Molly Richmond beat Connie Dodds and Maddy Cleat of Renfrewshire 6&5, with Heather hitting a 3 wood to 5 feet at the second hole to go 2 up after 2 and Molly sinking putt after putt. Emily Glencorse and Katie Scott lost to Emma Hale and Rachel Irvine of Ayrshire at the 18th having fought magnificently throughout with Emily driving straight down the middle and Katie played a fantastic bunker shot at the 9th hole. Ayrshire won all three of their morning matches to go into the afternoon singles with 3 points, Lanarkshire on 2 points Renfrewshire on 1 point and D & A with no points.
In the opening match of the afternoon and with a little more wind than the morning sessions Ellie Bryce beat Mairi Gray of Renfrewshire 3 and 1 while Emily Glencorse beat Katie McGarva 2 and 1 . Heather Neilson had a convincing 4 & 2 win over Lori Macdonald of D & A giving Lanarkshire full points in the opening three games. Next on the course was Katie Scott who fought valiantly and narrowly lost at the last hole to earn Charlotte McLuskey of Renfrewshire a point. Molly Richmond fought back from 2 down after 2 holes to go all square after 5 and exchanged holes with Grace Mackie of Ayrshire before Molly won the match on the 17th with a magnificent putt from off the green which she left stone dead. In the final match Alison Reid was 3 down after 8 against the big hitting Lucy McGowan of D & A but fought back to all square after 16 . Alison won 17 and  with all her team mates walking down 18 secured a half in par to win the match 1 up.
Congratulations to all the girls for their efforts and to Captain Fiona Scott and Past Captain Lesley Lloyd for their support today.

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Susan wins Morison Cup for a Record 5th time

Susan Wood won the 36 hole Morison Cup at Colville Park GC for a record 5th year in a row. She beat the record of Joan Norris who won 4 times between 1965 and 1968. Emma Caddow was runner up.
The handicap prize was won by Eva O'Connor who also won the Junior Scratch Cup.
The 18 hole Blackjack Cup was won by Karen Ward and the Junior Championship Salver by Erin Johnston.
Morison Cup SS 71 CSS Round 1 :72,  Round 2 :70
150  Susan Wood, Drumpellier, 78, 72 
154  Emma Caddow, Strathaven 79, 75 
157  Jenny  Potter, Cathkin Braes, 79,78
160  Eva O'Connor, Bothwell Castle, 79, 81 net 71,73
163  Lauren  D'Ambrosia, Carluke 81,82
168  Ellie Bryce, Strathaven, 82,86
173  Susan McGrenaghan 82,91
176  Heather Neilson 93,83
181  Katie Scott 92,89
189  Molly Richmond 96,93
        Ruth Rankin  NR, 82
Junior Championship SS 71 CSS 72
Scratch: Eva O'Connor 79
Handicap: Erin Johnston, Lanark, 68
                Alison Reid, Lanark, 69
Blackjack Cup SS71 CSS 72
Karen Ward, East Kilbride, 73 BIH
Lauren D'Ambrosia, Carluke, 73
Jenny Potter, Cathkin Braes, 74

Anne Cameron, Strathaven, 74
Further scores can be seen on How Did I Do.