Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Jenny is new Champion


Jenny Potter is Lanarkshire Champion for her first time after defeating Susan Wood 1 up. In a very good final played in cold and very wet conditions Jenny had a good start going two up after 2 and then went to  3 up with a birdie 3 at the 5th then 4 up with a par at the 6th. Susan then fought back winning the 10th, the 12th with a birdie 3, the 13th and the 15th to level the match. Jenny then birdied the 16th and halved the 17th and 18th to win the title
Congratulations Jenny.
Congratulations also to Mary Francis McCaughley, the winner of the Bronze Trophy.

Championship results

Jenny Potter bt Kirsten Brown 1 up
Susan Wood bt Pat Hutton 7&5
Bronze Trophy Final
Mary Francis McCaughley bt Dorothy Loudon 3&1

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Photographs of Championship Day 2

Championship 2014 Day 2
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Championship Results

1st  Round
Emma Caddow ( Strathaven)  bt  Elaine Morris ( Hamilton) 7&6
Jenny Potter ( Cathkin Braes) bt Janice Paterson ( Drumpellier) 1 up
Kirsten Brown (Strathaven) bt Fiona Scott ( Bothwell Castle) 6&5
Emily Dunsmore ( Bishopbriggs) bt Allison Bell (Strathaven) at 19th
Susan Wood (Drumpellier) bt Lauren D'Ambrosio (Carluke) 4&3
Ruth Rankin ( Lanark) bt May Hughes (Lanark) at 19th
Pat Hutton (Lanark) bt Alyson Hendry ( Hamilton) 1 up
Rena Canavan (Dullatur) bt Angela Devine (Hamilton)  1 up
Quarter Finals
Jenny Potter bt Emma Caddow 1 hole
Kirsten Brown bt Emily Dunsmore 5&4
Susan Wood bt Ruth Rankin 3&1
Pat Hutton bt  Rena Canavan 1 up
Draw for semi finals
9.07 Jenny Potter v Kirsten Brown
9.17 Susan Wood v Pat Hutton
Bronze Trophy semi finals
Dorothy Loudon ( Strathaven) bt Mel Watt (Strathaven)  3&2
Mary Francis McCaughley bt Sheena Boyd ( Lenzie) 3&2
9.25 Dorothy Loudon v Mary F McCaughley

Monday, 28 April 2014

Draw for Inter County Foursomes

    Inter County Foursomes
Cawder Golf Club :  6th May 2014
1.30pmAnne LloydHaystonRoxy BrownDullatur
 Pat CaseyMt EllenKay CherrieMt Ellen
1.37pmLynn WilliamsonKirkhillMargaret MarshallWishaw
 Irene MortonKirkhillJoan AndersonWishaw
1.45pmJean AllanStrathavenJan McMillanHayston
 Marion BrodieStrathavenAnne SillarsHayston
1.52pmEnid KingEast KilbrideMargo PatersonCathkin Braes
 Karen WardEast KilbrideHilda EverettCathkin Braes
2.00pmChristine MainHaystonFiona McWhirterCathcart Castle
 Patti ChalmersHaystonCarolyn MackayLenzie
2.07pmJane LeesCathkin BraesMarion CraigStrathaven
 Gail CampbellEast KilbrideAgnes McCallStrathaven
2.15pmLouisa McCartneyDullaturDorothy LoudonStrathaven
 Rena CanavanDullaturIrene NisbetStrathaven
2.22pmAnne PardoeStrathavenMorag MacdonaldEast Kilbride
 Mary F McCaughleyDrumpellierPauline WarlowCathkin Braes
2.30pmMel WattStrathavenJean GlassDrumpellier
 Moira WilsonStrathavenCarole FreitagMt Ellen 
2.37pmWinnie CossarDrumpellierJean MacintyreStrathaven
 Margaret PorteousDrumpellierNora WilsonStrathaven
2.45pmJennifer WilesDrumpellier 
Pam Rice
 Joyce MacGowanBothwell Castle Lesley McTaggart  East Kilbride

Death of Margaret Samson

It is with much sadness that I report the death today of Margaret Samson. Margaret, a member and Past Captain of Strathaven Golf Club was for many years a very active member of LLCGA until due to ill health she was no longer able to participate in competitions. She did, however, maintain an interest in her club and the County. Indeed she had planned to accompany me on a buggy to view both the changes to Strathaven Golf Course and the latter stages of the Championship this week. Unfortunately it was not to be.
Margaret was a devoted carer of her disabled sister for many years until she died a few years ago. She was talented at painting and crafts and kindly gifted most of her work to others. 
Margaret bore her final illness over the last 8 months with great spirit and optimism. Her condition deteriorated over the last few weeks and she died today in Hairmyers Hospital.
Margaret outlived all her family members but we extend our deepest sympathy to her very close friends and neighbours.  

Photographs from today's Champioship

Championship 2014 Day 1

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Fiona Norris tops the Qualifiers in Championship and Mel Watt in Bronze Trophy

Fiona Norris with a level par 73 was the top qualifier in the Championship over Strathaven Golf Club today but unfortunately she is unable to compete in the Match Play rounds due to work commitments.
The qualifiers for tomorrow's Match play round are:
Emma Caddow 75
Rena Canavan 80
Lauren D'Ambrosio 81
Allison Bell 81
Kirsten Brown 82
May Hughes 83
Alyson Hendry 84
Jenny Potter 85 acb
Janice Paterson 85 acb
Pat Hutton 85 acb
Ruth Rankin 85 acb
Fiona Scott 85
Emily Dunsmore 86
Susan Wood 88
Angela Devine 90
Elaine Morris 93.

Rachel Cassidy would have qualified with 84 but like Fiona Norris is unable to compete in the match play.
SS 74  CSS  76.
Draw for 1st round of match play
9.07 Emma Caddow v Elaine Morris
9.15 Janice Paterson v Jenny Potter
9.22 Kirsten Brown v Fiona Scott
9.30 Emily Dunsmore v Allison Bell
9.37 Lauren D'Ambrosio v Susan Wood
9.45 Ruth Rankin v May Hughes
9.52 Alyson Hendry v Pat Hutton
10.00 Angela Devine v Rena Canavan
Many apologies that the previous draw posted was incorrect.

Bronze Trophy
Melanie Watt 100
MaryF McCaughley 101
Sheena Boyd 104
Dorothy Loudon 105
SS 74  CSS 77 (Counting)
10.07 Mel Watt v Dorothy Loudon
10.15 Mary F MCCaughley v Sheena Boyd
For further scores go to How Did I Do.
The winner of the Centenary Salver was Rena Canavan with a net 69

Sunday, 27 April 2014

West of Scotland Championship Draw

Entries for the West Championship
Draw for the Westof Scotland Championship
Windyhill Golf Club
Sunday 4 May 2014
Player 1 Player 2 Player 3
9am Claire Hargan Denise Cowan Maureen Woodhead
9.10am Lesley Lloyd Nichola Ferguson Gillian McGinlay
9.20am Donna Jackson Rachel Cassidy Lorraine Campbell
9.30am Megan Briggs Kirsten Brown Laura McGeachy
9.40am Susan Wood Liz Stewart Lindsay Mathie
9.50am Carol Whyte Jillian Farrell Ruth Rankin
10am Catherine Malcolm Anne  Laing Angela Devine
10.10am Susan McGrenaghan Gillian Kyle Lori Macdonald
10.20am Molly Richmond Tracy Masterton Alexandra Sargent

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Closing date reminder

The closing date for the West of Scotland Championship is Friday. Please contact Fiona Scott. The form and contact details can be downloaded by clicking on the link below. Best to contact her by text or e mail now and send payment later.
Entry Form

Saturday, 19 April 2014


The closing date for the Inter County Foursomes, at Cawder Keir Course on Tuesday 6 May, is on Friday. You may enter online by clicking on the link on the sidebar or contact Anne Lloyd

Draw for Championship and Bronze Trophy

To view the draw for the Championship and Bronze Trophy please click on the link below. Please arrive early in case of changes to times. Please keep checking draw sheet for any changes.
Championship and Bronze Trophy Draw

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Attention Junior Girls- Talent ID Day

Lanarkshire Ladies County Golf Association is looking for girls under the age of 18 who are members of golf clubs in Lanarkshire but are  not at present members of the County.
They are invited to attend a fun practice session with Lesley Mackay at Playsport, East Kilbride, with a view to further coaching. The practice will take place on Tuesday 6th May from 7PM-8.30PM
Those wishing to secure a place should contact Margaret Reid, e mail

Monday, 14 April 2014

Irish Seniors beat Scottish Vets 9-3

Ireland seniors beat the Scottish Vets 9-3 at Donabate, Dublin today in the annual women's match for the Mary McKenna Trophy.
The Irish led 3-1 from the first-day foursomes and clinched overall victory by taking the singles 6-2.


Irish names first
Suzanne Corcoran and Mary McLaren bt Sheena Wood and Mary Smith 1 hole
Gertie McMullen and Violet McBride bt Lorna Bennett and Fiona De Vries I hole
Sheena McIlroy and Carol Wickham bt May Hughes and Anne Ryan 2 and 1
Pat Doran and Helen Jones lost to Alison Bartlett and Alex Glennie 4 and 3

Pat Doran lost to Fiona De Vries 2 and 1.
Violet McBride bt May Hughes 3 and 2.
Gertie Mcjullen bt Lorna Bennett 4 and 3.
Carol Wickham bt Alex Glennie 2 holes
Sheena McElroy bt Alison Bartlett 2 ane 1.
Helen Jones lost to Sheena Wood 1 hole
Mary McLaren halved with Mary Smith
Suzanne Corcoran halved with Ann Ryan 

Championship entry closing date reminder

Entries for the Championship close on Friday. You may enter online by clicking on the championship entry form on the sidebar of this website.
The draw will be published on this website.
The closing date for entries to the Scottish Championship is Thursday at 12 noon.

Friday, 11 April 2014

Irish Girl wins Under 16 Championship

Julie McCarthy, Ireland, won the under 16 Championship today after a 6 under 66 for a total of 138. Emma Spitz, Austria, was second with Samantha Fuller, England third.
Kirsten Brown finished tied 20th with a total of 155 after a 76 today.
Katie Scott finished tied 52 with a total of 166 after 81today.
Molly Richmond tied 68 with a total of 171 after an 84 today.
Kirsten and Katie played to 1 under their handicaps and Molly played to her handicap today. Well done girls.
Ireland won the team event.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Austrian and Two English Girls share lead in under 16 Championship

Louisa Brunt, a +1 handicapper, and Samantha Fuller from England and Emma Spitz from Austria share the lead on a 1 under par 71 in the first round of the under 16 championship at Strathmore GC today.
In a field of 90 players Kirsten Brown is tied 27th on 79, Katie Scott tied 60th on 85 and Molly Richmond tied 71st.
The leading Scottish player is Shannon McWilliams, Aboyne, on 78. 

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Good luck to Lanarkshire Girls Competing in Under16 Championship

Kirsten Brown, Katy Scott and Molly Richmond will be competing in the Under 16 Championship at Strathmore Golf Club on Thursday and Friday. We wish them well.
Good luck also to the Scottish Teams of which Kirsten is a member , Jenny Potter is Manager and Susan Wood is Team Captain.

Monday, 7 April 2014

Lesley and May compete for Scottish Vets

On Sunday Lesley Lloyd and May Hughes competed in a Scottish Vets Practice Match against Aberdeenshire County Team at Murcar Golf Club.
Lesley partnering Lorna Bennett and May partnered by Alison Bartlett won their matches resulting in the match being halved 2-2. Well done ladies.  

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

News Release from SLGA

Calling all Silver Division golfers! Your National Championship needs you.  This year is the 100th playing of the Scottish Ladies (Close) Amateur Championship from 20th -24th May; it is being played at the site of the first Open Championship, Prestwick Golf Club.  This is a fantastic opportunity to play a minimum of 3 rounds on one of the finest links courses in the world for only £45.  
 The closing date for entries is 12noon Thursday 17th April 2014 you can enter online now on the SLGA website

Update on President Anne Burden

Last Tuesday Anne was transferred to the NHS Continuance of Care Unit at Mearnskirk House where she will be for the foreseeable future. Her family are still seeing small improvements but sadly Anne is unlikely to regain her movement or speech so she will probably be unable to join us at any of our Competitions or events this year.
She still gets lovely cards, letters and photographs from her friends which her family read to her and they will welcome updates from the County especially as she is still not able to have any visitors There is no wi fi at Mearnskirk  so they cannot show her the website but her Husband, Andy, looks at it and updates her with news on how we are all doing. Anne has always been interested in how the County Ladies and Juniors are faring and the family wish everyone well in the coming County Championship and the County season.
Thank you to Bobbi and the family for this update. We send them all our thanks and best wishes. We will miss Anne very much at our events this year.