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.