28th April 2004: County Foursomes Erskine
|I am away to Elie with
Gordon and friends so I don't know how everyone has got on at the County
Foursomes at Erskine today. I know Fiona Roger and myself were not good.
The only birdie we picked up was at
the 15th -- a very colourful one at that. I must stop carrying my camera
around with me !!
When I return I will post the result. Probably not until Saturday
27th April 2004:
Heather Anderson wins both the scratch and handicap prize in the
West Vets Spring Meeting yesterday and Jennifer Graham is 3rd in the
West Vets Spring Meeting Sandyhills 26th April SSS
73 Par 74 CSS 75
Scratch H. Anderson 77
H. Anderson (5) 72
2. I. McVicar (14) 74 bih
3. J. Graham (10) 74
Bronze 1. M. Gray (29) 79
2. M. Doonan (24) 80
3. J. Thomson (22) 82
25th April 2004: Donna Jackson is the
only RLCGA player in the Helen Holm
played in the Helen Holm at Troon
over the weekend. Her score was 245 over
the 3 rounds ------ 83, 79,
and 83. For a full report
of the event see
Helen Holm Trophy
22nd April 2004: Karen Fitzgerald is
the 2004 County Champion at Haggs Castle
| Karen Fitzgerald
Past Captain of Turnberry and who had won the County Championship
in 1993 and again in 1998 reached the final this morning by beating last
years champion Clare Marie Carlton (Fereneze) by 2 & 1.Veteran past
County Captain and Past Haggs Castle Captain
Jennifer Mack progressed to her 1st ever County final by
beating the 1997 Champion Lesley Robertson (Ranfurly Castle) at the 19th
in the other mornings Semi Final.
front nine of the final were played exceedingly well by both Jennifer
and Karen. The 5th was won by Karen with a conceded birdie and then at
the 6th Jennifer hit a magnificent 8 iron into the green for a birdie
win. At the 8th hole Karen who had driven into the right hand fairway
bunker struck a very good 7 iron from 130 yards to the fringe of the
green to set up a win at the hole. At the turn, however, Jennifer was 3
At the 141 yard 11th Jennifer looked as if she was going to win the hole
when Karen who had overshot the green. However, a magnificent lob wedge
by Karen that lipped the hole and a 3 putt by Jennifer was the turning
point in the match. Although winning the 12th she then lost the 13th to
a par and halved the 14th in par. At the 15th Karen hit an exceedingly
good 8 iron for her second shot into 10 feet from the pin to secure her
3rd County Championship win by 5 & 3.
George Crawford Captain of Haggs
Castle refereed the final and presented the prizes in the clubhouse
afterwards. Many thanks to him and the hospitality given by the Haggs
Castle staff and members. Many thanks to all the supporters who came out
to watch the final and to all the caddies for their hard work.
Before the final the Annual
Past Captains lunch took place which was enjoyed by all.
21st April 2004:
2003 Renfrewshire Champion Clare- Marie
Carlton on course to retain Trophy and the draw for the May Medal
has been done:
An exciting day in the matchplay
stages of the 2004 County Championships took place today at
Haggs Castle Golf Club
In gale force winds it was a hard day for
all the competitors:
Just to show you how bad
it was here is an example --- Poor
(Ranfurly Castle) in the first round was penalised because
her golf bag cover blew off her bag and fell on her ball and moved it
thus incurring a penalty !!
Apart from any unfortunate mishaps the qualifying scores on count back
made the bottom half of the draw having 4
past County Champions to fight their way through.
Nine times champion Donna Jackson (Cochrane
Castle) lost in the first round to the 2002 Champion
Sara Harman (Williamwood).
Sarah then lost in the quarter
finals to last years champion Clare-Marie
Carlton (Fereneze) pictured right
who had struggled in the morning round to beat Julie Wilson
Past Champion Karen Fitzgerald
(Turnberry) won through comfortably
to the semi finals by beating Lis Harvey
(Cowglen) in the 1st round and Lynda Brabender
(Greenock) in the afternoon
who had beaten Fiona Roger in the morning
In the top half of the draw
the 1997 Champion Lesley Robertson
(Ranfurly Castle) managed to get to the semi finals
by beating Moira Begbie (Kilmacolm) and Fiona Campbell (Erskine)
the surprise victor of Carol Whyte (Windyhill) in the morning.
Home Player Jennifer Mack (Haggs
Castle) quietly progressed to the semis with a 1st round win
against Jennifer Graham (Haggs Castle) and a second round victory over
Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle)
The final is at 2pm tomorrow -- Please do
come and support
20th April 2004: County Championship Qualifier.
Past Champions come to the Fore
|On a day with the usual April weather (Rain,
Sunshine, Hailstones and Wind !!) 72 players braved the
elements in the qualifying round of the
County Championship played over
Haggs Castle today. The top competitors of the day were
Past County Champions Lesley Robertson
(Ranfurly Castle), Karen Fitzgerald
(Turnberry) and Donna Jackson
(Cochrane Castle) who all had scores of 77.
Lesley (pictured right) was the number 1 qualifier by
virtue of the better inward half.
Sheila Robson past captain of Whitecraigs had the best
net score of the day with a 68 off a
handicap of 13
The SSS was 73, the PAR 73 and the CSS was
74. For all the results click on a Howdidido icon
The Leading Qualifiers
||Tee off Time 1st
NB: Both Sheila Robson
with a Gross 81 and Heather Anderson with an 82 were unable to play in
the matchplay stages
15th April 2004: A note from Captain Aileen
|Welcome to the first month of our season's
competitions, accompanied by lots
of April showers.
Well done to the winners in our first two
competitions at Cochrane Castle and Kilmacolm
Best of luck to all those playing in the Championship at Haggs Castle
week. There is a great entry, and there should be some excellent golf.
hope that all members will come along and watch when they are not
and even bring some friends!- it would be great to see lots of
and spectators at the quarter finals taking place pm on Wednesday 21st
and semis am on Thursday, with the final taking place at
2pm on Thursday
Congratulations to our own Jennifer Jenkins, Captain of the Scottish
team this year, who encouraged the Scottish girls to a win at the
Under-16 Championships at St. Andrews last week. Krystle Caithness (St.
Regulus) won the individual event with a 69 and 67 and Scotland won the
Event. Our juniors did well too -
Megan Briggs had a 78 and 76, and younger
sister Eilidh had a 91 and 91.
Meanwhile our current Renfrewshire Champion Clare-Marie Carlton
from a Tournament at Stanford College, California- she was there
the Scottish Institute of Sport.
Kate O'Sullivan tells me she is practicing every weekday afternoon after
morning studies at High Point University N. Carolina. There are Weekend
Tournaments and she had recent scores of 74 and 78.
Many thanks to Carol Fell for all her hard work with our results and
congratulations on the new website.
Remember to give Gladys Speedie our caddy
mistress a note of the days you can
caddy at the Jamboree on June 28th to 30th, at Milngavie. We need you
help support and encourage YOUR team to
Good golfing to you all
13th April 2004:Spring Meeting at Kilmacolm: Megan
Briggs wins the Spring Meeting
|The Spring Meeting was played today
over Kilmacolm with 76 entrants. The home players were the best of the
day with all 3 players winning the Scr - 12 awards and one player in the
13 + category. The SSS of 72 went up to a CSS of 74. Despite a bad hole
at the last Maureen Skinner (Gourock)
had the best Gross of 79 and with the new Congu System will still cut
her handicap although her net score off a handicap of 5 was 74 her
adjusted gross score is 78 net 73 --- one under the CSS.
Well done Maureen !
However, the star of the day was 14 year old
Megan Briggs (Photograph below) with a net 70 and is our over all winner
of the Spring Meeting by virtue of the better inward half from
( Lochwinnoch) and
Noel Duthie (Greenock)
|Scr - 12
|13 - 28
9th April 2004:HAPPY BIRTHDAY
GLADYS AND HAPPY EASTER TO ALL OUR READERS
|Gladys Speedie is celebrating a
today and we all wish her a very happy day.
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5th April 2004: Jennifer Graham (Haggs Castle) is
April's Medal Winner
2nd April 2004: Janette McCartney launches new Web
Site for Open Competitions:
|Janette McCartney, a golfer for almost 30 years, from Erskine in
Renfrewshire, has today launched,
onanytee.com a web site that will
provide facts and figures on the 1,000 and more Open Amateur
Competitions held every year in Scotland. The site will cover all
types of competitions for Gents, Ladies, Mixed, Seniors and Juniors.
Visitors to the web site will be able to find a competition diary;
starting times for Opens and club competitions; late availability;
weekly Club returns; a notice board featuring "The Winners Gallery";
and the ability to check your handicap against the competition
scratch score quickly on line.
An enthusiastic golfer since the age of 16, Janette said: "Having
worked with computers in business, and golfing for pleasure, I
realised I could combine my two interests and provide an invaluable
service for both golfers and golf clubs".
In addition, the web site will feature a golfing news service, golf
up-dates and a hot spot section where club professional, Campbell
Elliott, will pass on some practical hints and tips to help the club
golfer reduce their handicap.
Golf clubs up and down the country will also benefit from this much
needed service as they can promote their club for free to visitors
at home and abroad knowing they will reach their target market. As
well as promoting their Opené competitions and special offers they
will be able to e-mail subscribers directly if they still have tee
times available for the competitions. Clubs will welcome the service
as it will reduce their admin costs and speed up times for
contacting golfers without having to be on the phone constantly.
Craig Heap, member of the winning Scotland team at the European
Men's Team Championship 2001 in Sweden, and a former Scottish
Amateur Champion said: "This website is a great idea and will be of
huge benefit to amateur golf in Scotland. To be able to review your
performance and results after the tournament will be very helpful,
particularly if you finish your round well before the final
competitor's putt is made. It will also assist with keeping your
handicap up to date, as it will be much easier to obtain the
competition standard scratches from the website and save a phone
call to the club. Another advantage is having the information in one
place allowing you to plan ahead and tailor your competition
schedule more readily at the start of the season. It also gives you
the chance to make relatively late decisions to enter tournaments
knowing full well spaces are still left in the field
1st April 2004: Its not an April Fools card (Click
on the Golf Ball)
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