Monday, 29 April 2013

Draw for West Of Scotland Championship

The Draw for the West of Scotland Championship at West Kilbride Golf Club on Sunday 5 May is shown below.

 9.03 Linsey Stevenson, Alex  Glennie,  Emma Hale
 9.10 Rosalind Purdom, Iona Stephen, Jennifer Linklater
 9. 17 Audrey Thomson, Carol Whyte, Megan Briggs
9.24  Susan Wood, Catherine Malcolm, Nichola Ferguson
9.31 Anne Laing, Lesley Lloyd, Mhairi McKay
9.38  Rachel Cassidy, Hazel McGarvie, Gillian Kyle
9.45  Fiona Scott, Donna Jackson, Catherine Garrett
9.52  Ruth Rankin, Gillian McGinlay, Liz Stewart
9.59 Jenny Potter, Denise Cowan, Lorraine Campbell
10.06 Susan McGrenaghan, Katie McGarva, Joanna Scott
10.13 Laura McGeachy, Lorraine Morrow, Eva O’Connor
10.20 Maureen Woodhead, Lauren d’Ambrosio, Aileen Baker
10.2  Ellie Bryce, Lindsay Mathie, Rachel Irvine
10.34 Ann Wallace, Fiona Alexander, Alexandra Qayum
10.41 Jillian Farrell, Heather Neilson, June Kerr
10.48  Kirsten Brown, Linda Moffat, Lauren Gilbert
10.55 Irene Morton, Lori MacDonald, Gail Campbell
11 02 Katie Scott, Jillian McPherson, Lynne Williamson

Inter County Foursomes Qualifying Round Results

The following couples have qualified at Wishaw Golf Club today for the Inter County Foursomes Final at Ranfurly Castle G C on Thursday 13 June.
1  Susan Wood (Drumpellier)  / Jenny Potter (Cathkin Braes) 80
2  Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) /May Hughes (Lanark)  87 BIH
3  Lesley Lloyd (Hayston) /; Fiona Scott (Bothwell Castle)  87
Reserves: Joan Anderson / Margaret Marshall (Wishaw)  94
                 Fiona Norris (Hamilton) / Morag Macdonald (East Kilbride) 95
1  Joan Anderson / Margaret Marshall (Wishaw)  71
2  Jean Glass/ Irene Cooper (Drumpellier)  78 
3  Marion Porter / Pam Rice (Strathaven) 80
Reserves: Agnes McCall / Marion Craig (Strathaven) 80.5
                 Jean Maddock (Wishaw) / Jean Macintyre ( Strathaven) 81
The following couples have qualified for the Commonwealth Spoons at Fortrose and Rosemarkie GC on Wednesday 4 September
1 Joan Anderson / Margaret Marshall 94 (23) 71
2 Jenny Potter/ Susan Wood 80 (2.5) 77.5
Reserves: 1 Jean Glass / Irene Cooper 78
                2 Marion Porter / Pam Rice  80

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Moray and Gail Win Winter Foursomes Final

Moray Meechan and Gail Campbell won the winter foursomes by 2 holes from May Hughes and Paula McArthur. They fought back having been three down early in the match. The match was played in good spirits despite some heavy showers.
Thank you to Fiona Norris for the report.


Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Updated Effective Practice Times 2013

To view the updated lists please click on the link below.
Effective Practice Times

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Draw for Inter County Foursomes

To view the draw for the Inter County Foursomes at Wishaw Golf Club on 29 April please click on the link below. Please arrive early in case of changes to times.
The caterer at Wishaw, at our request, is providing food much later than normal and so it would be appreciated if as many competitors as possible would stay to eat after playing.
Draw for Inter County Foursomes

Friday, 19 April 2013

Photographs of Championship Day 3

The final day of the championship was bright and sunny in contrast to the two previous days. To view photographs taken today please click on the link below.
Please note that the link to the photographs taken on the first day which is in a previous post should now work.
Day 3 Photographs

Fiona Wins Exciting Championship Final

In a very close Championship Final  Fiona Norris came back from four down after only five holes to defeat Susan Wood at the 19th.
Susan was three up after 13 holes but then Fiona won the 13th with a birdie and the 14th with a par . Fiona squared the match for the first time by winning the 17th and won the first extra hole with a birdie 3.

Losing semi finalists: Ruth Rankin and Rachael Cassidy
Leading Qualifier and Championship  runner up: Susan Wood
Champion: Fiona Norris
Leading Qualifier Bronze Trophy: Jean Maddock
Bronze Trophy runner up: Roxy Brown
Bronze Trophy Winner: Lesley Neill 

Lesley wins Bronze Trophy

In a very nice game which was close for a time Lesley Neill beat her fellow Hamilton member, Roxy Brown 4&2.
In the semi finals of the Championship Susan Wood beat Rachael Cassidy 6&5.
Fiona Norris beat Ruth Rankin 3&2.

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Championship Quarter Final Results

Susan Wood beat Janice Paterson 7&6
Rachael Cassidy beat Emma Caddow 4&3
Fiona Norris beat May Hughes 4&3
Ruth Rankin beat Lesley Lloyd at the 20th
Ruth was 2 up after 13. Lesley won the 14th and 16th to square the match. Ruth won the 17th and Lesley the 18th to go to extra holes.
Tomorrow Susan plays Rachael at 9.00am and Fiona plays Ruth at 9.10am
The Bronze Final is at 9.20am.
To view some photographs taken today click on the link below.

Championship 1st Round Results

In very strong winds in the Championship at Lanark Golf Club this morning
Susan Wood beat Marcia Stirling 7&6
Janice Paterson beat Lauren D'Ambrosia 3&2
Rachael Cassidy beat Tracy McPherson 5&3
Emma Caddow beat Jillian McPherson 7&5
May Hughes beat Elaine Morris 6&4
Fiona Norris beat Pat Hutton 5&4
Ruth Rankin beat Sheila Sergenson 3&1
Lesley Lloyd beat Margaret Flynn 8&7
This afternoon's quarter finals are:
Susan v Janice
Rachel v Emma
May v Fiona
Ruth v Lesley
In the Bronze Championship Lesley Neill beat Jean Maddock 7&6
Roxy Brown beat  Mary Francis McCaughley 4&2
It will be an all Hamilton final tomorrow between Lesley and Roxy

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Some Photographs from Championship

 To view photographs of some of those who braved the weather at the championship today click on the link below.

Susan is leading qualifier

The Championship and Bronze Trophy competitions were played today at a very wet and windy Lanark Golf Course. Susan Wood with a very creditable 77 in these conditions was leading qualifier in the Championship and Jean Maddock with a score of 105 was  leading qualifier in the Bronze.
The winner of the Centenary Salver with the best net score of 77 was also Susan Wood
The qualifiers for the Championship Match Play tomorrow are:
Susan Wood 77
Lesley Lloyd 84 acb
May Hughes 84
Emma Caddow 86
Rachael Cassidy 87 acb
Fiona Norris 87 acb
Ruth Rankin 87
Lauren D'Ambrosia 88
Janice Paterson 90
Sheila Sergenson 94 acb
Pat Hutton 94
Tracy McPherson 97
Jillian McPherson 99
Elaine Morris 100
Margaret Flynn  101
Marcia Stirling 102
SS: 74 CSS: 77 Reduction Only

Angela Devine and Pat Casey also qualified but were unable to play.
To view draws for the matchplay rounds tomorrow please click on the links below
Championship Draw

Bronze Trophy Draw

Inter County Foursomes Closing Date Reminder

The closing date for entries for the Inter County Foursomes at Wishaw Golf Club on Monday 29 April is 22 April. Entries to Anne Lloyd.

Monday, 15 April 2013

Revised Draw for Championship and Bronze Trophy

There are some changes to the draw for the Qualifying Round on Wednesday, To view the revised draw please click on the link below. Please arrive early in case of further changes to the draw.
There will be catering from 8.45am.

Irish Seniors Retain the Mary McKenna Trophy

On the second day in their annual match against the Irish Seniors at West Kilbride today the Scottish Vets won the single matches 5-3. They trailed 31/2 -1/2 after the 1st day fourballs but played great golf to  narrowly lose the match by 1 point. Ireland  retained the Mary McKenna Perpetual Trophy.
Single Results:
Lorna Bennett beat Mary Dowling 2 and 1
May Hughes beat Carol Wickham 2 holes
Mary Smith beat Gertie McMullen 3 and 2
Fiona de Vries beat Suzanne Corcoran 4 and 3
Kathleen Sutherland lost to Pat Doran 2 and 1
Alex Glennie lost to Kate Evans 1 hole
Jane Finnie lost to Sheena McElroy 6 and 5
Alison Bartlett beat Helen Jones 2 holes
Final score Scotland 6.5; Ireland 5.5

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Championship Draw

To view the draw for the Qualifying round of the Championship at Lanark Golf Club on Wednesday 17th April please click on the link below.
Championship Draw

Monday, 8 April 2013

Scottish Championship Entry Date Reminder

The closing date for the Scottish Ladies' (Close) Amateur Championship is Monday 15th April 2013.  The Championship is being played at Longniddry Golf Club this year.

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Friendly Match v Midlothian

In a very friendly match against Midlothian at Lanark Golf Club today both the Senior and Junior matches ended in a halved match. The teams enjoyed the dry, sunny weather and the Lanark course in good condition.
To view photographs of the match click on the link below

Friday, 5 April 2013

Well played girls

Katie Scott won the 4th aggregate nett prize in the Scottish Girls Open Under 16 strokeplay championship at Strathmore Golf Centre today with scores of 72 and 62 for a total of 134.
Abbi Kidd won the under 16 net prize for round 1 with a 69.
All of the girls played  below their handicap in at least one round. Well done girls.
Jennifer Rankine from Haggs Castle, handicap 28, who played in Katie's group won the first aggregate net prize with scores of 69 and 62.
Alice Hewson, Berkhamstead, won the Championship with gross scores of 73 & 66 and she also helped England to win the team prize.
Scores: The CSS  for both rounds was 72
Gross Score Hcp Net score
Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd1 Rd 2
Kirsten Brown 82 84 11 71 73
Ellie Bryce 80 77 9 71 68
Abbi Kidd 89 88 20 69 68
Eva O'Connor 82 78 8 74 70
Katie Scott 88 78 16 72 62

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Lanarkshire Girls playing well in Under 16 Championship

Results for the Lanarkshire girls In round 1 of the Scottish under 16 Open Strokeplay Championship at Strathmore today:
SS 73 CSS 72
Kirsten Brown  82 (net 71)
Ellie Bryce 80(net 71)
Abi Kidd  89(net 69)
Eva O'Connor 82(net74)
Katie Scott 88(net 72)
The leader is Eloise Healey (West Lancashire) with a gross 72
To view the live scoring for round 2 click on the following link
Live scoring

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Good luck to Susan and Jenny and their under 16 Scottish Teams

The Scottish under 16 Open Stroke Play Championship will take place at Strathmore Golf Centre tomorrow and Friday. An international team event will be held in conjunction with the competition. Susan Wood is captain of the two Scottish teams and Jenny Potter is the manager.
Susan, Jenny and Team 1
The following Lanarkshire Girls are competing in the competition: Kirsten Brown, Ellie Bryce, Abbi Kidd, Eva O'Connor and Katie Scott. We wish them well.
To view more photographs of the team and also of  some of our girls during the practice round click on the link below.
Under 16s photographs 

Championship Reminder

Remember that the closing date for entries to the Championship and Bronze Trophy at Lanark from 17-19 April  is Monday 8 April. Please send entries to Anne Lloyd.

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Pamela is first to be sponsored by Nairn Golf Club

For the first time in its 125-year history, The Nairn Golf Club has given its support to a touring professional competing at the highest level. The historic commitment means Ladies European Tour-rookie Pamela Pretswell will sport the famous cross-club logo and represent the prestigious Highland club during her first season on tour.
The association is especially significant as Pamela’s last amateur match was played out over the famous Scottish links when she helped GB&I to win the Curtis Cup in a historic victory over America last year. The remarkable result, and the bonds that were formed during it, created the perfect foundations on which to base a formal arrangement between the club and Pamela.
I have been back many times to Nairn since the Curtis Cup and, to be honest, it feels like my second home,” she said. “I love it there; the people are so friendly, the views are stunning and there aren’t many golf courses like it. I feel very proud to be representing a great club like Nairn with such a long history and an established worldwide reputation. The whole thing gives me a lot of confidence.”
Created through the combined creative efforts of Archie Simpson, Old Tom Morris, James Braid and Ben Sayers, The Nairn Golf Club is a regular entry in various top 25 course rankings and is one of Scotland’s most treasured links courses. Until now, the club has resisted the idea of formalising relationships with tour players but the historic home win seems to have presented the perfect opportunity to make its first notable commitment.
“Pamela is a phenomenal talent and The Nairn Golf Club is proud to support her at the start of her professional career,” noted Ian Cooper, the club’s captain. “Pamela’s involvement in last year’s Curtis Cup was immense and we felt it was appropriate that our first association with a professional golfer should be with one of the key members of that historic winning team. We look forward to helping Pamela throughout her career and no doubt celebrating with her in the future.”
The Nairn Golf Club joins two other sponsors actively supporting Pamela during her first season on the Ladies European Tour. As Martin Gilbert, CEO of Aberdeen Asset Management, noted, the 23-year-old’s attributes both on and of the course make her a perfect brand ambassador.
“Dedication and hard work are qualities we actively look for in our global golf ambassadors and Pamela is currently doing a great job representing our brand all over the world,” he said. “We wish her every success and the best of luck for the remainder of the season.”
In a similar vain, Glenmuir and Sunderland’s managing director Colin Mee said he was delighted to be involved in the sponsorship arrangement: “Pamela looks to have the ability and desire to go far in professional golf. She knows how to win and we have no doubt she will be a fantastic ambassador for Glenmuir, Sunderland and Scottish golf in general.”