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.