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
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
Friday, 19 October 2012
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
Wednesday, 10 October 2012
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
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 email@example.com 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 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.
LEADING SECOND-ROUND TOTALS
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
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.
SCOTLAND 1, IRELAND 7
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
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.
IRELAND 5, WALES 3
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
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
SCOTLAND 1 1/2, ENGLAND 6 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
HOW THEY STAND
Ireland 2 pt, Scotland 1pt, England 1pt, Wales 0.
Tuesday, 2 October 2012
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
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
SCOTLAND v WALES
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.