Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Fiona Norris receives an award for services to sport

At the South Lanarkshire Sports Award evening on Monday in the Banqueting Hall of the Council Offices in Hamilton Fiona Norris received the Sport Scotland and Association of Local Sports Councils award for services to sport.
Many congratulations, Fiona.

Pamela is in the Team

Pamela Pretswell has been selected to play in the Curtis Cup Team versus USA at Nairn Golf Club from 8 to 10 June. Congratulations Pamela.
Charlie Hull has been selected in spite of missing the trial at Nairn last week.

AMY BOULDEN (Conwy GC). Age 18
HOLLY CLYBURN (Woodhall Spa GC ). Age 20
CHARLEY HULL (Woburn GC). Age 16
BRONTE LAW (Bramhall GC ). Age 17
LEONA MAGUIRE (Slieve Russell GC). Age 17
PAMELA PRETSWELL (Bothwell Castle GC). Age 22
KELLY TIDY (Royal Birkdale GC). Age 20
STEPHANIE MEADOW (Royal Portrush GC). Age 20



1 LISA MAGUIRE (Slieve Russell GC). Age 17
2 GEORGIA HALL (Remedy Oak GC). Age 15
3 BECKY HARRIES (Haverfordwest GC). Age 23
4 KELSEY MacDONALD (Nairn Dunbar GC). Age 21

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Squad enjoy last day of "winter" training

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After enduring some freezing cold, wet and windy days throughout the winter, the Senior and Junior Squads were delighted to have a lovely warm and sunny day for their final session of training at Playsport.
Many thanks are due to Lesley MacKay for all her hard work and patience with the squads over the winter.

Friday, 23 March 2012

Curtis Cup Team to be Announced on Tuesday

Back row (left to right): Kelly Tidy, Georgia Hall, captain Tegwen Matthews, Amy Boulden, Pamela Pretswell.
Middle row (left to right): Bronte Law, Leona or Lisa Maguire, Stephanie Meadow, Holly Clyburn.
Front row (left to right: Becky Harries, Chloe Williams, Lauren Taylor, Lisa or Leona Maguire, Kelsey MacDonald.

The Curtis Cup Squad which includes Pamela Pretswell is meeting this week at Nairn.  The GB and I team of eight for the June 8-10 match against the United States will be selected on Monday and released via the LGU website (http://www.lgu.org/) at 12 noon precisely on Tuesday.

Thursday, 22 March 2012

This week's Women's World Amateur Rankings

Pamela Pretswell is now 62nd in the Women's World Amateur Golf Rankings. The two girls from New Zealand, Lydia Ko and Cecilia Cho are first and second. The leading British player is Charley Hull, England, in 7th place.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Winter Foursomes Finalists decided

Hilda Everett and Margo Paterson have defeated Pauline Warlow and Carol McKinnon, Cathkin Braes, and will now play Jennifer Wiles, Drumpellier, and Joyce McGowan, Bothwell Castle, in the final.

Friday, 16 March 2012

Pamela finishes equal 7th

Pamela finished tied for 7th place in the Ladies European Tour Access event, the Terre Blanche Ladies Open in the South of France, after a 76 today giving her a three round total of 220. The winner was Marion Ricordeau of France with a total of 211.
Pamela was the leading amateur in the mainly Professional field.
We wish her well in the Curtis Cup Trials at Nairn next week.   

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Pamela continues to do well in France

Pamela Pretswell is now in third place in the Terre Blanche Ladies Open  after a level par round of 73 today. She is three strokes behind the leader Rebecca Flood of Australia and one stroke behind the second placed Marion Ricordeau of France.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Very large number of entries for Scottish Under 16 Open Championship

There has been a large entry for the 2012 SLGA Under-16s Championship at Strathmore from 12- 13 April with 127 entries received for only 102 places. Players with exact handicaps of 14.1 and above have been balloted out.
Eva O'Connor will be participating.

Pamela joint 4th after day 1 of Pro Event in France

Pamela Pretswell is joint 4th after a 2 under par 71 on day 1 of the Terre Blanche Ladies Open on the Ladies European Tour Access Series.  

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

LLCGA Members named as National Team Captains by SLGA

Fiona Norris (Hamilton) has been reappointed captain of the Scotland team for the Women's Home Internationals at Cork Golf Club, Ireland in September, and she is delighted to be leading the side over a course that ranks among her personal favourites.
“My husband, Patrick, is from Ireland and his family live about an hour from the course and I’m also friendly with Clare Coughlan, who is a member of Cork and is going to captain the Irish side this year,” explained Norris, a former international player and GB and Ireland team manager.
“Every time I visit my in-laws I try and have a game at Cork so I know it really well. It will be a really good test for the girls and a great place to try and repeat our win of two years ago.”

Norris was in charge at Hillside last year when Scotland lost all three matches, but she is confident the experience will have helped the youngsters coming through.

“Eilidh Briggs and Alyson McKechin were two teenagers who did well last year and we can also draw on experience of Louise Kenney, Kelsey MacDonald and Pamela Pretswell,” Norris added.
Elaine Cuthill, a member at Lanark but currently based in the Netherlands, has been named captain for the European girls’ team championships in Germany in July, and for the girls’ home internationals at Radyr in Wales the following month.

“I have captained the Under-16s for the past two years and I am extremely honoured and excited to be stepping up to the under-18s,” said Cuthill, who has a three-year Dutch placement as a member of Heineken’s marketing team. “I know I am going to be working with a talented and dedicated group of girls who will do Scotland proud in 2012.”
Laura Walker (Nairn Dunbar) is the new captain of the Scotland Under-16 team, while Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) will again skipper the Senior team for the European senior team championships in Lugano, Switzerland in September and at the Senior Women's Home Internationals at Elie and Earlsferry in October.

Congratulations to Fiona and Elaine and to Susan Wood   whom I believe is going to be the Team Manager for the Under 18s and also to Alyson Hendry who will again be Manager of the Women's Team. 

Monday, 12 March 2012

Excellent Sum Raised at Coffee Morning

At Saturday's Coffee Morning at Bothwell Castle Golf Club the sum of £1,310 was raised for our funds. Many thanks are due to those who donated raffle prizes and to those who purchased entrance  and raffle tickets whether or not they were able to attend on the day.
The winners of some of the prizes were:
Overnight plus Fourball at Machrihanish Dunes: Susan Wood, Drumpellier
Fourball at Fairmont, St Andrews: Aileen Watson, East Kilbride
Session of Lessons at Playsport: Karen Ward, East Kilbride
Photoshoot: Lesley Lloyd
Planter: Margaret Allan, Drumpellier

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Members enjoy coffee morning

A successful and enjoyable fund raising Coffee Morning was held at Bothwell Castle Golf Club today.
The very good raffle prizes attracted many contributions and participants enjoyed the different style of raffle where they could choose which prizes to attempt to win.
Lesley Lloyd displayed promotional material for the Curtis Cup. Unfortunately due to problems with the sound equipment she was unable to show the video which can be viewed on a previous post on this website.
Captain Fiona Scott was very sorry that, after having done a lot of work in the preparation for today and after helping set up this morning she had to leave to attend an SLGA meeting in Perth and was not present to meet everyone and to see how well the event had gone.

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Friday, 9 March 2012

West of Scotland Championship Entry Form

To download an entry form for the West of Scotland Championship being held at Renfrew Golf Club on Sunday 6 May please click on the link below.
West of Scotland Championship Entry Form

Monday, 5 March 2012

Effective Practice Times

To view the lists for the Effective Practice Sessions being held at Playsport please click on the link below. If you have a problem with the time that has been allocated please contact Fiona Scott either on her mobile 0781 578 4404 or home phone 01698 258899.

There is a maximum of 16 people per session. Please bring plenty of warm clothing and your bag of clubs or at least a pitching wedge, 7 iron, rescue, 3 wood and driver.

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Pamela loses in the Quarter Finals

Pamela Pretswell lost 2 and 1 to Silvia Banon of Spain in the Quarter Finals of the Spanish Women's International Championship.
Pamela is now ranked 66th in the World Amateur Rankings.

Friday, 2 March 2012

SLGA Under 16 championship Entry Reminder

This is a final reminder to get your entries in for the 2012 SLGA Under 16 Open Stroke Play Championship. This Championship will be held at Strathmore Golf Centre near Alyth from 12 - 13 April, with an official practice round available on 11 April.
Entries close at 12 noon on Monday 12 March.

Pamela through to last 16

 Pamela Pretswell is the only member of the Curtis Cup Squad through to the quarter-finals of the Spanish women's amateur international golf championship at El Valle Golf Club, Murcia.
In this morning's first round, Pamela, 11th of the 32 match-play qualifiers, beat Emilee Taylor from Lincolnshire by 2 and 1. She followed up her win over Emilee by beating Quirine Eijenboom (Germany) by two holes.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Pamela Qualifies for Match Play in Spain

Pamela Pretswell qualified in joint 11th place with 72 and 70 for level par 142 in the Spanish Amateur International Open. Pamela finished off with 12 straight pars after she birdied the second and third and bogeyed the short sixth.