Thursday, 31 May 2012

May is West Vets' champion

Congratulations to May Hughes who defeated Lorraine Campbell of Cardross by 5&3 in the final of the West Vets' Championship at Renfrew Golf Club today.

May reaches final of West Vets Championship

May Hughes has reached the final of the West Vets Championship which is being played today at Renfrew Golf Club. She defeated Alex Glennie 1 up in the semi final and will play Lorraine Campbell who defeated Janice Paterson at the 19th in the semi final.

Friday, 25 May 2012

Caddies still needed

Caddies (Trolley pullers) are still needed for the Inter County Matches at Cardross GC on Monday 18th, Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th June. The golf course is very nice and the journey time from most parts of Lanarkshire is no more than 1 hour.
The team members would very much appreciate your help. No previous experience is needed and you are not expected  to do anything other than provide the requested clubs and keep them clean and dry.
If you can commit to at least 1 half day please contact Anne Lloyd.


To view this article on Kirkwood Golf click on the link below

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Pamela finishes third in Ukraine

Pamela Pretswell's hopes of back-to-back wins playing as an amateur on a developmental pro tour were blown away by a 25mph north-easterly wind at Kiev Golf Club in the Ukraine today.
She had a third and final round of five-over 77 - which was just about par in the conditions - for a final total of six-over 222 which earned her third place in the Golf Stream Women's Open, one of the Ladies European Tour's Access Series events.
Pamela had a double bogey 6 at the third and dropped another shot at the fourth but the real killer to her hopes was a string of five bogeys in six holes from the eighth to the 13th but she came back off the ropes to birdie the short 17th and long 18th to grab third place which will help her consolidate second place in the LETAS Order of Merit - the top three at the end of the season will gain automatic promotion to the 2013 Ladies European Tour without having to go to Tour School.
The winner by four strokes at Kiev was Russian Anastasia Kostina.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Pamela shares second place in Kiev

Pamela Pretswell  has moved up to joint second place in the Golf Stream Women's Open at Kiev Golf Club in the Ukraine.
She shot the joint best round of the day, a four-under-par 68, a nine-shot improvement on her first-round effort, for a 36-hole tally of 145.
Belgium's Benedicte Toumpsin matched Pretswell's 68 and leads the field by four strokes with a three-under-par 141 tally.
Pamela covered her first nine holes in three-under-par 33 with birdies at the third, sixth and eighth. She got to four under par with a 2 at the short 12th but dropped a shot at the 14th - her only bogey - and finished on a high with a birdie at the long 18th.

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Inter County Foursomes Qualifying Round- a Summer Competition at last

The only complaint at East Kilbride Golf Club today was one of being too hot. Those who have qualified for the Inter County Foursomes Final at Hamilton Golf Club on Monday 11th June are as follows:
1 Lesley Lloyd (Hayston) & Fiona Scott (Bothwell Castle) 80
2 Paula McArthur & Lynne Williamson (KIrkhill) 91 acb
3 Anne Mungall (Airdrie) & Marcia Stirling (Dullatur) 91

1 Agnes McCall & Marion Craig (Strathaven) 94(19-5) 74-5
2 Karen Ward &Enid King (East Kilbride) 95 (19) 76 acb
3 Pam Rice & Marion Porter (Strathaven) 96(20) 76 

Qualifiers for Commonwealth Spoons at Powfoot Golf Club on Thursday 13 September
1 Agnes McCall & Marion Craig
2 Karen Ward & Enid King  

Sunday, 20 May 2012

May Spoon Results

SS 71 CSS 74 Reduction Only
1st class
Angela Devine 80(6) 74 Handicap and Scratch winner
Karen Ward 92(16) 76
Irene Morton 90 (12) 78 acb
Anne Mungall 90 (12) 78

2nd Class
Joan Anderson 95 (18) 77 Handicap and Scratch winner
Roxy Brown 102 (24) 78
Margaret Marshall 106( 27) 79

2011 Spoon Final Winner- Joan Anderson (Wishaw) 77

For full list of scores go to How Did I Do

More photographs from Scottish Championship Final

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Saturday, 19 May 2012

Laura Murray wins the Scottish Championship

In a very good Championship Final on a sunny morning at Tain Laura Murray, Alford, defeated Jane Turner, Craigielaw. Both played some excellent golf. Laura , 1 up coming down the 18th, played her second shot to about 1 foot from the hole to win 2 up. For a full report on the match go to Kirkwood Golf.
Susan Wood received a prize as a Quarter Finalist.

Friday, 18 May 2012

Susan fails to make semi finals

Susan Wood lost 5& 4 to Jane Turner this morning. Jane went on to defeat young Eilidh Watson by 7&6 and will meet Laura Moffat, who defeated Eilidh Briggs 6&4, in the final. Eilidh defeated Kelsey Macdonald by 7&6 in the semi-final.

Hannah Scott won  the Clark Rosebowl.

Pamela wins in Sweden

Pamela Pretswell won the Ljungbyheds Park Women's Open, a Ladies European Tour developmental circuit 54-hole event in Sweden today with rounds of 73, 72 and 67. She won by 2 strokes from Isabella Deilert of Sweden. In her round today she had 6 birdies but finished with 2 bogies. She has risen from 23rd to 2nd in the rankings. Very well done, Pamela.

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Pamela is joint fourth in Sweden

Pamela Pretswell(Bothwell Castle) surged up the leaderboard in the Ljungbyhed Park Women's Open in Sweden with a second-round 72 for 145. She is now lying joint fourth, six shots behind the leader by three, Sweden's Jessica Karlsson (67-72)

Susan reaches Quarter Finals

In the Scottish Championship at Tain Susan Wood defeated Wendy Nicholson 5&4 in the first round of matchplay and Linsey Stevenson 1 up in the second round  to reach tomorrow's Quarter Finals where she will play the number 1 seed, Jane Turner.Susan sank a 30ft putt to win the 18th.
Elaine Cuthill lost by 5&4 to Linsey Stevenson in the first round.
Jenny Potter defeated Linda Bain 4&3 in the first round of the Clark Rosebowl but lost 2&1 to Hannah Scott in the second round.

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Wednesday, 16 May 2012

All three Qualify for match play

Susan Wood and Elaine Cuthill have qualified for the Championship, Susan in 24th place after an 80 today while Elaine Cuthill qualified in 25th place after an 88 .
Jenny Potter has qualified for the second flight after an 89 today.
Jane Turner was the leading qualifier and Midlothian won the McNeil Trophy for the leading County team over the two stroke play rounds.
Susan and Jenny played in the same group today

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Conditions very difficult at Scottish Championship

On a very cold windy day at Tain today the scoring was high with scores of 9s and 10s at holes fairly common.
The par is 73, the SS 75 and the CSS was 78 (reduction only) today.
Elaine Cuthill is T15 with an 83 while Susan Wood  and Jenny Potter both scored 89 to lie in a tie for 32nd. The top 32 after tomorrow qualify for the Match Play rounds while the next 16 qualify for the second flight.

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Monday, 14 May 2012

Three Lanarkshire Ladies are competing in "Scottish"

Susan Wood, Jenny Potter and Elaine Cuthill after their practice round for the Scottish Championship at Tain today.

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Draw for Inter County Foursomes Qualifying Round

To view the draw for the Inter County Foursomes Qualifying Round click here
Please arrive early in case of changes to times.

Draw for May Spoon

May Spoon
Kirkhill Golf Club
Sunday 20th May 2012

1.00pm Lesley Lloyd Angela Devine Lesley Watson
1.07pm Christine Main Lesley McTaggart
1.15pm Patti Chalmers Anne Mungall Karen Ward
1.22pm Marcia Stirling Gail Campbell Irene Morton
1.30pm Roxy Brown Margaret Marshall Anne Cameron
1.37pm Joan Anderson Aileen Woodland Heather Wyper
1.45pm Ruth Rankin Fiona Scott Marjorie Seymour
Please arrive early in case of changes to times.

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Rachael Taylor shoots best-ever round of 66

Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for this report --
E-mail from Rachael Taylor (Based in Germany)
Just wanted to let you know that I am playing with my team Golf Club Am Reichswald in the Bavarian Ladies Team Championships this week. The top eight Bavarian teams compete for the title.
The teams play a stroke-play round the first day and the top four teams compete for the title. I had a fantastic first round yesterday (Thursday) and finished with a nine under par (and personal best) leading round of 66!
It feels great to have achieved that score. My drives were straight and I just kept knocking the ball in for birdies!
It went past so quickly it hasn't quite sunk in yet.
The matchplay stages start today and my team and I will come up against M√ľnchener Golf−Club e.V, the defending champions. They beat us in a play-off last year so we are looking forward to a good match.You can see the scores on
There will be live scoring again today.
I will be in Scotland for the St Rule at the end of the month.

Regards Rachael

Pamela finished tied 15th

Pamela Pretswell shot 72-80-78 for 230 and finished T15 in the Kristianstad Ahus Ladies Open at Kristianstad Golf Club, Sweden today The winner was Norway's Cecile Lundgreen who shot 74-71-77 for six-over-par 222.

Friday, 11 May 2012

Pamela slumps from 5th to 22nd

In the Kristianstad Ahus Ladies Open in Sweden Pamela Pretswell had a most uncharacteristic, error-strewn round of 80, eight shots worse than her first-day score. She has slumped out of the top 10 to joint 22nd on 152.
Pamela had two birdies, at the first and 10th, but she also had two double bogeys, at the fifth and 13th, and six bogeys in halves of 39-41.
The leader is Melodie Bourdy (Fra)  on 144. 

Thursday, 10 May 2012

County Team for Inter County Matches announced

The team to represent Lanarkshire in the Inter County Matches at Cardross Golf Club from 18 to 20 June is:
Emma Caddow        Strathaven
May Hughes             Lanark
Lesley Lloyd            Hayston
Susan McGrenaghan   Mount Ellen
Fiona Norris             Hamilton
Ruth Rankin             Lanark
Fiona Scott              Bothwell Castle
Susan Wood             Drumpellier

Caddies are required. If you are willing and able to caddy please contact Anne Lloyd.
Cardross Golf Club

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Closing Date Reminder

This Sunday, 13th May, is the closing date for the May Spoon at Kirkhill GC on Sunday 20th May.
Sunday 13th May is also the closing date for the Inter County Foursomes at East Kilbride GC on Tuesday 22 May.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Playsport Ladies Open Day

Playsport are holding a Ladies Open Day on Wednesday 27 June 2012. It will take the form of a 9 hole Tri Am. The cost is £10 which includes coffee and a bacon roll on arrival.
Competitors may enter in teams of 3 or as individuals who will be balloted into a team.
To download an entry form please click here

Attention Junior Girl Golf Club Members!

Lanarkshire Ladies County Golf Association are holding a talent ID evening at Playsport in East Kilbride on Tuesday 15 May 2012 at 7pm.
This is open to all girls under 18 years  with or without a CONGU handicap who are members of  a Lanarkshire Club and who are not already members of LLCGA.
Please come along, no need to book.

Under 14 Scottish Championship

The Under 14 Championship from 3-4 July at Buchanan Castle Golf Club , Drymen, is open to any girl  with a CONGU handicap who is under 14 on 1 January 2012.  All girls who are eligible are encouraged to play.
Entries close on 30th May. To download an entry form click here

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Eilidh Briggs retains West of Scotland Championship

Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) retained the West of Scotland Championship played over Renfrew Golf Club today. Her morning round of 75 1 over the SSS 74 was followed by an excellent 2 under par 72 to take the title again.

She won the title from Carol Whyte by 8 shots. Carol was the winner of the best net score of the day on 145. Lesley Lloyd was third on 147.
Best 1st Round : Eilidh Briggs 75
Best 2nd Round : Eilidh Briggs 72

Renfrewshire won the Senior Team Trophy with Lanarkshire in second place.
Renfrewshire also won the Junior Team Trophy with Lanarkshire again in second place.
Renfrewshire : 319 Alexandra Qayum and Linsey Stevenson
Lanarkshire : 321  Eva O'Connor and Eilidh Briggs

Leading Scores
SSS 74, Par 74, CSS 75 (Round 1) CSS 74 (Round 2)
147 Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 75, 72 --- (Renfrewshire)
155 Carol Whyte (Windyhill) 78, 77 --- (Renfrewshire)
157 Lesley Lloyd (Hayston) 78,79 -- (Lanarkshire)
158 Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle) 79, 79 ---( Renfrewshire)
161 Jenny Linklater (Largs) 82,79 -- (Ayrshire )
161 Lorraine Morrow (Eastwood) 78, 83 (Renfrewshire)
162 Susan McGrenaghan (Mount Ellen) 82, 80 (Lanarkshire)
163 Nichola Ferguson ( Milngavie) 90, 73 (D&A)
167 Emma Hale (Troon Ladies) 83, 84 (Ayrshire)
169 Laura McGeachy (Windyhill) 82, 87 (D&A )
170 Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) 92 , 78 (Renfrewshire) 
Linsey Stevenson (Elie and Earlsferry ) 83, 87 (Renfrewshire)
To view all gross scores click here
To view all net scores click here 
To view Carol Fell's photographs click here