Sunday, 13 December 2015

Winter Foursome Result

In the final second round match today at a very frosty Kirkhill Golf Club Ann Houston and Mary Francis McCaughley defeated Irene Morton and Lynne Williamson.

Monday, 7 December 2015

Winter Foursome Result

Margaret Allan and Marlene Turner have conceded their second round tie to Jean Allan and Marion Brodie.
The closing date for the second round is 15th December. 

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

First coaching session of new season was fortunately indoors

The first coaching session at the Glasgow Indoor Centre took place on Sunday 29 November on a bleak and miserable (dreich) afternoon.    Professional Karyn Burns divided the girls into groups of 2 and a pitching and putting competition ensued.    The competition was won by Katie & Molly (juniors) which delighted everyone.     Watching the proceedings was President Pat Hutton and Captain Roxy Brown.      Pat did partner Molly for 10 minutes until Katie arrived, traffic was awful, so felt she should be given a bite of the twix bars won by the girls.     No expense spared in prizes!!!
Report by Roxy Brown

Monday, 30 November 2015

Winter Foursome Result

Due to illness Margaret Porteous and Winnie Cossar have been given a bye to the third round.

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Changes to CONGU handicapping next year

Handicap system has been revised. Changes will take effect on 1 January 2016, with an implementation date for clubs of 1 March 2016.
Among the most significant changes in the 2016 edition of the CONGU manual are the following:
Dates – The handicap year will now follow the calendar year,1 January to 31 December, and a player’s handicap will be based on scores returned within that period
Four Ball Better Ball Handicap Allowance: In both stroke play and match play the back marker now concedes strokes to the other 3 players based on 90% of the difference between the full handicaps rather than 75% (3/4) as at present
Reinstatement of Handicap Status: The reinstatement of a competition status handicap requires a player to submit 3 qualifying scores (which could be 18 hole competitions,9 hole competitions or Supplementary Scores both home and/or away)
Continuous Handicap Review: To assist with this process there will now be a computer generated report which highlights those players with 7 consecutive 0.1 increases. Handicap Committees are now recommended to review the performance of such players and to give due consideration to applying a handicap increase where applicable or required.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

AGM held last night

Some of last night's prizewinners

The AGM of LLCGA was held last night at Cambuslang Golf Club. There was a good turn out in spite of the poor weather conditions although a number of prizewinners were unable to attend. The meeting started on a sad note while we remembered the following members with a one minute silence:
  In February Ellen McCormack   died in the nursing home where she lived. Ellen was a former member of Cawder Golf Club. In the past when she was able to play she supported county events well and any competitions that her sister Past Captain Betty McCormack was involved in.
In April we lost Dor Rutherford of Lenzie, a popular and much respected Honorary Member of the County. Dor was Captain from 1971-1973 and President from 1999-2004 and was an ever present supporter at Championships and Jamborees until 4 years ago when her health prevented her from doing so.
In September the death occurred of Beatrice Howieson, a former member of Cawder Golf Club and of the County. She, like Dor, was in her nineties and lived in a nursing home for the past five years but in the past was a very active county member and was a regular caddy for the team. She also did much for Junior Golf especially as President of the West of Scotland Girls.
In October we were shocked by the untimely death of Helen Heggie. Helen was a Past Captain of Sandyhills and a member of Drumpellier. She was a very active member of the county winning the Coronation Medal in 1995 and the Stevenson Trophy in 2004. She made a particularly valuable contribution to the County as Honorary Secretary for seven years from 1998-2004. In recent years arthritis reduced her ability to play but she maintained her interest in the County and in golf  and was handicap secretary for all sections of Sandyhills.

We were very shocked by the death of 20 year old Heather Neilson who had just started her first year at University. Heather, a member and champion of Greenburn and team member of West Linton was a Junior Member of the County for five years and a full member last year. She was a delightful girl who loved her golf and competed in many Lanarkshire and Scottish events in spite of having a heart problem from birth.  She attended development coaching and winter training. She was a member of two winning Kennedy Salver teams and of the 2013 winning Junior team in the West of Scotland Championships and she won the Junior Championship Salver in 2011.

The new captain, Roxy Brown, and vice captain, Alyson Hendry, were installed as was the new President, Pat Hutton.

President  Pat Hutton

Next Year's committee
Back row L to R: Morag Macdonald, Ray Wilson, Anne Lloyd (secretary), Margaret Reid (Junior Secretary), Kay Cherrie, Irene Morrison, Joan Anderson, Pam Rice
Front Row LtoR: Alyson Hendry (vice captain), Roxy Brown (captain) Jean Macintyre (Past captain) missing- Fiona Norris Photograph on right- Pat Hutton ( President )
To view the report by captain Jean Macintyre given at the meeting please click on the link below. Minutes of the meeting will be published later.


Sunday, 15 November 2015

Lanarkshire have half match against East Lothian

For more photographs go to the following link
In a very enjoyable friendly match v East Lothian on a mainly dry day at Archerfield Links (Dalton Course) today our team drew 2-2 with East Lothian. We thank East Lothian very much for giving us the opportunity to play this lovely course and for their friendship and hospitality.
Lesley Lloyd & Alyson Hendry  bt Joanne Free & Lauren Lee 3&2
Susan Wood & Susan McGrenaghan bt Stacey Cameron  & Karen Ward 5&4
Kirsten Brown & Katie Scott lost to June Herd & Liz Dawn Butler 6&5
Fiona Scott & Eva O,Connor lost to Susan Penman & Cynthia Guthrie 3&1

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Winter Foursome Tie conceded

Pauline Warlow and Carol McKinnon have conceded their second round tie. Ann Roulston and Sheila Sergenson will go through to the next round.

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Winter Foursome Result

In the last match of the first round of the Winter Foursomes at a blustery Cathkin Braes Golf Club Pauline Warlow and Carol McKinnon beat Jean Maddock and Edna Taylor at the 17th.
The closing date for the next round is 15th December.

Friday, 23 October 2015

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Minutes of 2014 AGM and 2015 Prizewinners

To view the minutes of last year's AGM please click on the link below.
AGM 2014 Minutes

2015 Prizewinners
Winter Foursomes 2014/2015
Runners Up: Pauline Warlaw  & Carol McKinnon, Cathkin Braes      
Winners: Irene Morton & Lynne Williamson, Kirkhill             
2014 Spoon Finals
Winner:  Anne Roulston, East Kilbride  
Spoon Competitions:           
                                                         Handicap        Scratch              
May            1st Class    Lesley Lloyd , Fiona Norris
                   2nd Class  Lesley Neill , Lesley Neill
June )        1st Class    Irene Morrison ,Fiona Norris 
                  2nd Class  Marie Hamilton, Fiona McWhirter                                         
July           1st Class    Molly Richmond, Susan Wood  
                  2nd Class   Marcia Stirling,  Marcia Stirling
September 1st Class Fiona Scott,  Fiona Scott 
                    2nd Class Dawn Warnock , Dawn Warnock
Centenary Rosebowl: (best net score in September Spoon) Dawn Warnock
Coronation Medal: Best Net Score in Spoons (-2 BIH) Dawn Warnock     
IMF Brooches: Best score in all competitions 
gross: (0) Susan Wood  Net score: (-4) Molly Richmond
Inter County Foursomes: Qualifying Round – Mount Ellen GC
Scratch:     1. Jane Lees, Cathkin Braes, & Gail Campbell, East Kilbride.
                       2. Irene Morton & Lynne Williamson, Kirkhill                   
Handicap: 1. Joan Anderson & Margaret Marshall, Wishaw
                   2. Anne Sillars & Jan McMillan, Hayston
                   3. Pat Casey, Mount Ellen & Anne Lloyd, Hayston
                   4. Kay Cherrie, Mount Ellen & Heather Stewart, Hamilton
Stevenson Trophy: (Senior Competition) – aggregate of two best net scores from spoons.              
Winner : Joan Anderson                                                                  
Nancy’s Cup: Molly Richmond, Strathaven                                                              
Junior Championship Salver: Molly Richmond, Strathaven            
Junior Scratch Cup: Kirsten Brown, Strathaven                                                      
Blackjack Cup: Runner Up: Shirley Dalrymple, Hayston 
Winner: Marion Brodie  Strathaven
FJ Morison Cup: Runner Up: Kirsten Brown, Strathaven
Winner: Molly Richmond, Strathaven Handicap Prize: Katie Scott   Strathaven  
Centenary Salver: (Best net score in championship or Bronze Trophy) Jean Allan, Strathaven
Bronze Championship: Runner Up: Margaret Marshall, Wishaw;                       
Winner: Nora Wilson, Strathaven                                                                                                   
Joan Norris Memorial Trophy: (leading qualifier in championship): Susan Wood, Drumpellier      
Allan Trophy: (Runner up to champion): Fiona Norris, Hamilton                                       
Maitland Trophy (County Champion 2015): Lesley Lloyd, Hayston                  
Prizes already awarded:  Semi finalists in championship: Susan Wood and Janice Paterson

 Leading qualifier in Bronze Championship: Jean Allan, Strathaven.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Winter Foursome Results

In a first round match at East Kilbride Golf Club Roxy Brown and Kay Cherrie defeated Gail Campbell and Moray Meechan.
They will now play Winnie Cossar and Margaret Porteous who at Drumpellier GC  defeated Dawn Warnock and Shirley Dalrymple. 
Remember the closing date for the first round is 30th October.

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Molly and Kirsten play well in Junior Champion of Champions

Molly Richmond and Kirsten Brown competed in the Junior Champion of Champions at the Dukes yesterday . This was won by the Scottish Girls Champion, Fiona Liddell.
Par 71 SSS 71 CSS 72
73 F Liddell (Schloss Vornholz)
74 K Brodie (Strathmore)
75 C Robertson (Carnoustie Ladies)
76 J Free (Gullane), M Richmond (Strathaven)
77 J Mackintosh (Hazlehead), K Brown (Strathaven), L Duncan (West Kilbride)
78 C Goadby (St Regulus), J Rankine (Haggs Castle), J Allan (Glenbervie), E Morrison (Craigmillar Park)
80 A Walker (Glenbervie)
81 F Rattray (Douglas Park), M Linton (Craigmillar Park)
Withdrew: E Hale (Troon Ladies)

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Scotland finish 10th in Texas Spirit International

Scotland, represented by Ewen Ferguson, Grant Forrest, Jess Meek and Rachael Taylor, finished tied 10th overall in a field of 20 countries at The Spirit International better-ball tournament which ended at Whispering Pines Golf Club, Texas yesterday.
Ferguson and Forrest had better-ball rounds of 73, 66 and 67 for a total of 206. They finished joint 14th in the men's section.
Jessica Meek and RachaelTaylor finished tied 10th on 204 in the women's section with scores of 69, 69 and 66. (par 72) 
United States were overall champions - by one stroke from Mexico and also headed the men's section.
Mexico won the ladies' title by four shots from England who came with a last-day surge to finish second.

Monday, 12 October 2015

Champion of Champions played yesterday

Yesterday Lanarkshire Champion, Lesley Lloyd, and Kirsten Brown , West Champion, competed in the Scottish ladies Champion of Champions at Glasgow Gailes. The Championship was won by Gabrielle Macdonald, Craigelaw, who won the centenary Scottish Championship two years ago at Prestwick.

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Sad death of young golfer

Extremely sorry to hear of the death on Tuesday of Heather Neilson, a Junior member of the County until 2 years ago and a full member last year. Heather was a keen and very able golfer and a very nice girl. She was studying Forensic Science at the University of the West of Scotland. This is a sad loss of a young girl and only daughter and we send our deepest sympathy to her parents.
Heather's funeral is on Wednesday 14 October at 2.00pm in Carstairs Village Church.

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Katie wins West Girls Championship

Congratulations to Katie Scott, Strathaven ,who won the West Girls Championship at Troon today by beating Jennifer Rankine, Haggs Castle, 2&1 in the final.
Photograph by Allison Bell

Friday, 2 October 2015

England win Senior Home Internationals

Overall Standings
TeamIndividual Matches
Yesterday Scotland lost 6 1/2  - 1 1/2 to England, Lesley Lloyd and Sheena Wood winning their foursome match. Ireland beat Wales 6-2
Today Scotland lost  5-3 to Wales, Lesley and Sheena again winning their foursome. England beat Ireland 5-3.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Sad News

I am very sad to announce the death today of former County Secretary Helen Heggie  at the Marie Curie Hospice.
Helen  was  a very able secretary from 1998 to 2005 and  until recently, when unable to  due to injuries, was a regular player in county competitions.
Helen was also a Past Captain and Handicap Secretary of Sandyhills Golf Club  and a member of Drumpellier Golf Club. She will be missed.
We send our sincerest sympathy to her husband and family.
Funeral is on Thursday at 10.00am at Daldowie Crematorium.

A Historic Day for Scottish Golf

Scottish Golf, the new unified governing body for the sport in Scotland, has teed off its first day by securing a major sponsorship deal with Aberdeen Asset Management as the organisation unveiled its new look.
At an historic day in St Andrews, the Home of Golf, the new body – an amalgamation of the Scottish Golf Union (SGU) and the Scottish Ladies’ Golfing Association (SLGA) – was launched in the company of a number of Scotland’s leading tour professionals and amateurs, joined by local youngsters from the ClubGolf programme.
Aberdeen Asset Management global golf ambassadors, former Open champion Paul Lawrie, Scotland’s highest-ranked player Marc Warren and Ladies European Tour duo Pamela Pretswell and Carly Booth, teamed up with Walker Cup star Ewen Ferguson and last year’s Scottish Ladies Amateur champion, Gabrielle Macdonald, to celebrate the occasion.
The link to the new look Scottish Golf Website is
Follow Scottish Golf on facebook  or @Scottish Golf on Twitter.To view a video of an interview with new Chair, Eleanor Cannon with messages from others including Paul Lawrie, Mark Warren and Pamella Pretswell go to the following link

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Ireland too strong for Scotland

Scotland lost 5-0 to Ireland in the Senior Home International Matches at Elm Park Golf and Sport Club, Dublin, today.Tomorrow Scotland play England.
Wales and England had a half match today
To follow live scoring please click on the link below..
live scoring

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Senior Home Internationals start tomorrow

We wish Lesley Lloyd and her team mates well in the Senior Home Internationals which start at Elm Park Golf and Sport Club, Dublin, tomorrow.

Draw for first round
18:30Jane Rees (WAL)
Denise Richards (WAL)
Julie Brown (ENG)
Helen Lowe (ENG)
28:40Patricia Fernon (WAL)
Christine Harries (WAL)
Caroline Berry (ENG)
Lulu Housman (ENG)
38:50Ann Lewis (WAL)
Sharon Roberts (WAL)
Susan Dye (ENG)
Catherine Rawthore (ENG)
49:00Gertie McMullen (IRE)
Mary Maclaren (IRE)
Sheena Wood (SCO)
Lesley Lloyd (SCO)
59:10Sheena McElroy (IRE)
Pat Doran (IRE)
Alison Bartlett (SCO)
Alex Glennie (SCO)
69:20Laura Webb (IRE)
Suzanne Corcoran (IRE)
Fiona De Vries (SCO)
Lorna McKinlay (SCO)

Sunday, 27 September 2015

A lovely day for September Spoon

 Results: SS 72, CSS 73
Division 1
Fiona Scott 78 (6) 72 BIH
Angela Devine 79 (7) 72
Margaret Reid 90 (14) 76
Scratch winner Fiona Scott
Division 2
Dawn Warnock 90 (20) 70
Roxy Brown 98 (23) 75
Joan Anderson 93 (17) 76
Scratch: Dawn Warnock

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Updated Draw for September Spoon

 Please arrive early in case of further changes to times.
Fiona Scott
Angela Devine
Bothwell Castle
Marjorie Seymour
Lesley Neill
Margaret Reid
Cathkin Braes
Lesley McTaggart
Irene Morrison
Carolyn Mackay
East Kilbride
Fiona McWhirter
Karen Ward
Nora Wilson
Cathcart Castle
East Kilbride
Joan Anderson
Elaine Wilson
Pam Rice
Roxy Brown
Dawn Warnock
Anne Mungall
Bothwell Castle
Ann Robertson
Ann Houston
Barbara Brown

Winter Foursomes Results

 In first round matches Ann Roulston and Sheila Sergenson beat Lesley Neill and Elaine Sinclair at the 18th at Hamilton GC  . Also at the 18th Lynne Williamson and Irene Morton beat Karen Ward and Enid King. 

Monday, 21 September 2015

Lesley just fails to reach final of Scottish Vets Championship

In the semi-final of the Scottish Vets Championship at Blairgowrie today Lesley Lloyd, West Champion, lost at the 20th to Fiona De Vries, East Champion,  who in turn lost to Sheena Wood, Northern Champion, 5&4, in the final.
In the first round Lesley beat Margaret Davidson, Dumfriesshire, 5&4.

Draw for September Spoon

The Draw for the September Spoon at Cathkin Braes is below. If you should need to withdraw please contact JEAN MACINTYRE.
Fiona Scott
Angela Devine
Marjorie Seymour
Lesley Neill
Cathkin Braes
Lesley McTaggart
Irene Morrison
Carolyn Mackay
East Kilbride
Fiona McWhirter
Karen Ward
Nora Wilson
East Kilbride
Joan Anderson
Elaine Wilson
Pam Rice
Anne Sillars
Roxy Brown
MaryF McCaughley
Dawn Warnock
Patti Chalmers
Anne Mungall
Jan McMillan
Kay Cherrie
Ann Robertson
Mount Ellen
Ann Houston
Barbara Brown
Jean Maddock

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Angus win the County Finals

In the deciding match of the County Finals Angus beat Midlothian 51/2-31/2. After the morning foursomes the two teams were level in matches and in games won.
In the other match Ayrshire beat Dumfriesshire 5-4 to finish third.
Some photographs from Stranraer Golf Club

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Winter Foursome Result

In a first round tie at Strathaven Golf Club yesterday Jean Allan and Marion Brodie beat Barbara Livingstone and Marie Hamilton.
The updated draw sheet is on the sidebar.

Friday, 18 September 2015


The closing date for the September spoon on 27 September is this Sunday.

Monday, 14 September 2015

It's a win for English Schools

At Troon Darnley today the Scottish Schools team, including Molly Richmond, lost narrowly to English Schools 5-4.

Mount Ellen Mixed Open

 Mount Ellen Mixed Open (Bunrigh) will take place on Sunday 4th October, £15 per couple  Tee times can be booked through the BRS system on their website or by clicking on the following link.

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Death of Former County Member

The death occurred on Friday of Beatrice Howieson a former member of Cawder GC and of Lanarkshire. Beatrice who was in her early nineties had been in a Nursing Home for the last 4 or 5 years but in the past was a very active county member and was a regular caddy for the team. She also did much for Junior Golf especially as President of the West of Scotland Girls Association.
Her funeral will take place on Thursday at Maryhill Crematorium. 

Kirsten wins West of Scotland Championship

Congratulations to Kirsten Brown, Strathaven, who won the West of Scotland Championship at Cawder Golf Club today and to all the other prizewinners. Kirsten had a gross 76, BIH from Susan McGrenaghan, Mount Ellen BL6 from Anne Laing, Troon Ladies 

SS 73 CSS 75
Susan McGrenaghan won the handicap Salver with a net 71. Lorna McClymont , Milngavie, won the handicap voucher with a net 74. Fiona Rattray, Douglas Park, won the Junior handicap prize with a net 77

The Lanarkshire team of Lesley Lloyd, Susan McGrenaghan and Susan Wood won the Team Trophy (76,78) while the Junior Team Trophy was won by the D&A team of Lori MacDonald, Fiona Rattray and Lorna McClymont (Net 74,77). ...

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Winter Foursomes Draw

The draw for the Winter Foursomes is on the sidebar and will be updated when each match is played.

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Draw for West of Scotland Championship

Below is the draw for the West of Scotland Championship at Cawder Golf Club, Cawder Course, on Sunday.    
12pm  Susan Wood, Linzi Allan
12.10pm Claire Hargan, Lesley Lloyd, Catherine Malcolm
12.20pm Angela Devine, Ann Laing, Laura McGeachy
12.30pm  Susan McGrenachan, Fiona Rattray, Lindsay Mathie
12.40pm Lori MacDonald, Cathy Morton
12.50pm Janice Paterson, Emily Dunsmore, Lorraine Campbell
1pm        Lauren Gilbert, Irene Morrison, Lorna McClymont

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Molly to play for Scottish Schools

Molly Richmond has been selected to play for the Scottish Schools team against English Schools at Troon Darnley Golf Club on Monday of next week with a practice round on Sunday.
Congratulations, Molly, and good luck.

Lesley selected for Senior Home Internationals

To end an excellent golfing season for Lesley Lloyd she has been selected for the Scottish Team for the Senior Home Internationals at Elm Park Golf and Sports Club Ltd, Dublin from 30/9 to 2/10.
Well done Lesley.
Alison Bartlett (Royal Dornoch)
Lorna Bennett (Ladybank)
Fiona de Vries (St Rule)
Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie)
Lesley Lloyd (Hayston)
Lorna McKinlay (Dunnikier Park)
Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies)
Meg Seivwright (Buckpool)
Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire)