29th August 2004: Ranfurly Castle win the Scottish
Final of the Mail on Sunday and Junior Championship Final Postponed
|Many congratulations go to the RLCGA County Members,
Lois Brown, Mary Craig, Anne Judge, Evy
MacGregor, Marion Munro and Sally Smyth from
Ranfurly Castle who won the Scottish Final of the
Mail on Sunday Golf Classic against
Falkirk Tryst at Falkirk yesterday
(Saturday 28th August)
Full report to follow in the September Club
25th August 2004: JENNIFER MACK WINS SLGA OPEN
|The Scottish Ladies Golfing
Association open county meeting at West
Linton Golf Club, near Edinburgh took
Past RLCGA Captain
Jennifer Mack , and captain
of last year's Scotland senior women's international team
had a scratch score of 76 - only one above the CSS - to win the
Scratch Challenge Cup and also the Handicap Challenge
Cup in the Silver Division with a net 70 off a handicap of six.
WELL DONE JENNIFER
SLGA OPEN COUNTY MEETING - West Linton GC (CSS 75) -
Silver Division - Scratch - Challenge Cup -
Jennifer Mack (Renfrewshire) 76; Anna Telfer
(Dunbartonshire & Argyll) 79.
Handicap - Challenge Cup - Jennifer Mack
(Renfrewshire) (6) 70; Fiona Cowan (Dunbartonshire & Argyll)
(18) 71; Elinor Grant (Dunbartonshire & Argyll) (9) (bih), Aileen
Kennedy (Midlothian) (6) 75.
Bronze Division - Scratch - Nisbett Cup - Susan Baxby (Angus) 95.
Handicap - Challenge Cup - Susan Baxby (Angus) (24) 71; Diane Keddie
(Borders) (25) 82.
24th August 2004: HELP NEEDED FOR THE CAMPBELL
CLOCK AND JUNIOR COMPETITIONS
|The draw has been done for the
on Sunday 5th September at Whitecraigs Golf Club.
Beth Paterson and
Maureen Mitchell who are organising the events would be most
grateful to anyone who is willing to help on the day.
There are 3 events: The main one is the The Campbell Clock
There is also a 10 Hole Competition Club Handicap event and a Par 3 Competition which
is a non handicap event. There are 48 Juniors taking part so far
and we need all the help we can. If you would like to be of assistance
why not give Beth or Maureen a phone call (their numbers are in the
23rd August 2004: Scottish Foursomes Result at
Fereneze, the draw for the RLCGA Junior Championship and Megan
is Kilmacolm Club Champion
|Lynn Kenny and Heather Macrae from Dunblane New won the
Scottish Ladies Foursomes at Fereneze
yesterday woth a two round total of 147. They were fiveshots ahead of
Elaine Allison and Tricia Chillas of Stirling.
S Bishop and C Whyte (Windyhill)
had a 2 round total of 155 and C-M
Carlton and A Carse (Fereneze) had a 2
round total of 160
The Best net of the
day were by the Renfrewshire pairing
of C-M Carlton and A Carse (Fereneze)
with a net 145
Carlton is also the number 1 seed for the
Junior Championship to be played over
Eastwood on Sunday August
Why not come along and give the girls some support
Following her return from the Forest of Arden after coming fourth in the
Under 15 age group of the Weetabix British National Finals,
Megan Briggs won the
Kilmacolm Ladies Club Championship
in a splendid final played on Sunday. Megan
is the youngest winner of the Championship in the Club's history.
20th August 2004: Ricarton Rosebowl Results
at Hamilton on Sunday, County Team Players Jennifer Jenkins and Addi
Shamash did well in their 2nd rounds of this 36 hole event.
FINAL TOTALS (CSS 74 73)
145 C Hargan (Prestonfield) 75 70.
146 L Kenney (Pitreavie) 74 72, L Kenny (Stirling Univ) 73 73.
150 S Bishop (Windyhill) 77 73.
151 J Wilson (Strathaven) 75 76.
153 C Gruber (Royal Dornoch) 76 77, R Rankin (Lanark) 78 75.
154 F Lockhart (St Regulus) 75 78, S Wood (Drumpellier) 74 80.
156 A Moore (Hamilton) 77 79, J Jenkins
(Ralston) 80 76, A Shamash
(Kirkcudbright) 83 73.
The only other news that I know of this week while
I was away was that the East Vets played the
West Vets over
Gullane No 2 on
Monday and the East won by 4.5 to 0.5.The
Renfrewshire County Ladies that were in the West Team were
Sheila Goudie, Wendy
Cameron, Sheilagh Osborne,
Margaret Gray and Maureen
Margaret and Maureen managed to
half their match.
13th August 2004: SCOTLAND TAKE THE WOODEN SPOON IN
THE GIRLS' HOME INTERNATIONAL
|Scotland finished bottom of the table without a win
over the three-day's matchplay of the
girls' home golf international
matches at Strathaven today.
After defeats by Wales (5-4) and England (7 1/2-1 1/2), the Scots were
well beaten, 7-2, by Ireland.
England, Ireland and Wales all finished with two wins out of three. The
tie-breaker was individual games won and England's 17 1/2pt gave them
first place ahead of the Irish (15pt) and Wales (14pt).
SCOTLAND 2, IRELAND 7
Singles: Krystle Caithness lost to Tara Delaney 3 and 1,
Clare-Marie Carlton lost to Sinead
O'Sullivan 2 holes, Carly Booth lost to Fiona Carroll 2 and 1, Rachael
Livingstone beat Nikki Taggart 3 and 1, Kylie Walker lost to Catherine
Tucker 5 and 3, Gemma Webster beat Rachel Cassidy 2 holes (2-4).
Foursomes: Webster, Caithness lost to Delaney, Carroll 4 and 2,
Russian Daria Anisimova from Moscow City won the St Andrews Links'
women's open tournament for the Strathtyrum Trophy over the Eden Course
Leading Scores: CSS 73 72
149 Daria Anisimova (Moscow City) 77 72.
152 Holly Aitchison (Bedfordshire) 75 77.
153 Karen Marshall (Baberton) 79 74, Laura Collin (John O'Gaunt) 77 76.
154 Caroline Gay (Rothley Park) 79 75, Ann Ramsay (Kirriemuir) 77 77.
156 Pamela Williamson (Baberton) 79 77
160 Lynda Brabender (Greenock) 83 77
182 Gladys Speedie (Douglas Park) 89 93.
12th August 2004:THE GLORIOUS 12th IS STILL WET AND
BEAT THE SCOTS
|Scotland's Under-18 girls golf
team suffered one of their worst
defeats at the hands of England when they were beaten 7 1/2-1 1/2
by the defending champions and title favourites
on the second day of the girls' home golf internationals at
Strathaven Golf Club.
ENGLAND 7 1/2, SCOTLAND 1 1/2
Singles: Melissa Reid beat Gemma Webster 3 and 1, Kiran Matharu
beat Roseanne Niven 4 and 3, Katrina Holford beat Carly Booth 4 and 2,
Florentya Parker lost to Kylie Walker 3 and 2, Felicity Johnson beat
Krystle Caithness 6 and 5, Claire Aitkien beat
Clare-Marie Carlton 3 and 2
Foursomes: Reid, Aitken halved with Caithness, Webster; Matharu,
Jodi Ewart beat Carlton, Rachel
Livingstone 4 and 3; Johnson, Holford beat Walker, Sally Watson 5 and 4
|Because of disruptions by bad weather, the
annual St Andrews Links women's open
tournaments have been converted to
two 36-hole medal-play competitions for the qualifiers.
Here are the leading scoreboards after the
first rounds on the Eden Course today:
STRATHTYRUM TROPHY (Scratch)
75 Holly Aitchison (Bedfordshire).
77 Laura Collin (John O'Gaunt), Daria Anisimova (Moscow City), Ann
78 Becky Copland (Scotscraig).
79 Karen Marshall (Baberton), Pamela Williamson (Baberton), Caroline Gay
on Wood (Furness).
83 Lynda Brabender (Greenock).
89 Gladys Speedie (Douglas Park).
The final rounds will be played over the Eden Course on
11th August 2004; GIRLS HOME INTERNATIONAL AND
STRATHTYRUM TROPHY DISRUPTED DUE TO RAIN
|The girls' home internationals at
Strathaven Golf Club have got
underway but the rains returned to cause a suspension of play for a
SCOTLAND who had
Clare - Marie Carlton in the team
were beaten 5-4 by Wales while defending champions England
overpowered Ireland 6-3 on the rain-hit opening day of the girls' home
golf internationals at Strathaven Golf Club.
Foursomes: T Davies, B Loucks lost to G Webster, K Caithness 2 holes; K
Boulden, D Jones beat C Booth, C-M Carlton
1 hole; L Hall, S Hassan lost to S Watson, K Walker 1 hole
(1-2).Singles: Loucks beat Caithness 2 and 1, Boulden lost to Webster 2
and 1, Hall beat Walker 2 holes, L J Roberts lost to Booth 3 and 1,
Jones beat Watson 3 and 2, L Gould beat Carlton
2 and 1 (4-2).
The match-play stages of the St Andrews Links Trust women's
open tournaments for the Strathtyrum Trophy
(scratch) and Strathtyrum Salver (handicap) have been cancelled
following further disruption of the program by
and Gladys Speedie
(Both RLCGA) who qualified
in 6th and 29th place respectively out of 32 for the
match-play of the Scratch event will
now take part in a two 36-hole stroke-play
tournament. Her score returned earlier in the
week does not count for the
Both sets of qualifiers - scratch and handicap - will now play 18 holes'
medal play on Thursday over the Eden Course and a further 18 holes'
medal play on Friday over the Eden Course.
10th August 2004: MAUREEN SKINNER IS GOUROCK
CHAMPION FOR THE 12th CONSECUTIVE YEAR
managed to win the Gourock
Club Championship again on Saturday 7th August
for the 12th consecutive year. She
says " I can tell you that is pressure!!"
Maureen celebrated in the customary fashion
but still managed a day out to Millport on the Sunday!! At least
it was sunny and her dark glasses hid most of
the tell-tale signs!!
MANY CONGRATULATIONS MAUREEN
9th August 2004: HEAVY OVERNIGHT RAIN CLOSES COURSE
AT ELDERSLIE AND ADDI DOES WELL IN THE MARY McCALLAY
|Unfortunately the August
County Medal at Elderslie today was cancelled.
THE COURSE WAS CLOSED -----
One of the greens was apparently under 6
inches of water !
McCallay Trophy yesterday at Dumfries and Galloway ---
WELL DONE ADDI
LEADING FINAL TOTALS (Par 72; CSS 73 72)
144 Jocelyn Carthew (Ladybank) 73 71.
149 Lynn Kenny (Stirling Univ) 71 78.
151 Diane Macdonald (Dumfries & Co) 76 75, Martine Pow (Selkirk) 74 77.
152 Sara Bishop (Windyhill) 77 75, Addi Shamash
(Kirkcudbright) 77 75.
4th August 2004: SLGA Centenary Competition Regional Final
Renfrewshire regional final of the
SLGA Centenary Competition was played at
Paisley Golf Club today. There were
27 finalist playing and the scoring was exceedingly low with
50% of the field having
36 points or more.
With only one winner from both of the Silver and Bronze
Division and a Junior Winner, it was a pity a few more could not
qualify the the Scottish National Final at
Prestwick St Nicholas
on the Friday 1st October 2004
and who will form the "Renfrewshire County
Team". The County Champion
Karen Fitzgerald will play against the other County Champions
at Glasgow Gailes on the same day
|The Silver Division was won by
Denise Parr (Cowglen) with 40 points
by virtue of the Better Inward Half from
Gillian Mullen (Paisley) and in 3rd Place was
Sarah Kirby (Ranfurly Castle) with
The Bronze Division was won by Jo
Riddell (Erskine) with 39 points and the runner up was
Claire Smith (Cochrane Castle) with
38 points - better last 3 holes from
Val Lawrence ( Kilmacolm) who also had
The Junior Section was won by Eilidh Briggs
(Ranfurly Castle) with 38 points from
Catherine Conje-Watt (Williamwood) and
Jennifer Rossi (Whitecraigs)
who both had 36 points
The SSS for Paisley is 74 (Par 74) and with all the good scores the CSS
went down 73. Therefore to play to your handicap you needed
Also click on the Photograph to see the Winners -- from left to right
Jo Riddell, Eilidh Briggs and Denise Parr.
The RLCGA Captain Aileen Wilson and Secretary Christeen Finlayson would like to thank Paisley GC Lady Captain Kay Bowman for all
her help on the day and thanks also go to the Club for their kind hospitality.
2nd August 2004: Jennifer Jenkins does Well
|Curtis Cup reserve Clare Queen, from Drumpellier
followed up her victory in the BP Scottish Under-21 girls golf
championship at Kirkcaldy on Friday by regaining the Mackie Bowl in the
Gullane Ladies Golf Club's presitigious 36-hole open tournament
congratulations go to RLCGA County Team
player Jennifer Jenkins
(Ralston) who won
the 2nd scratch award with a 75 - one
over the CSS of 74
in the 2nd round to be a Prizewinner out with
the main list. WELL DONE
1st August 2004:RLCGA MEMBERS ANNE JUDGE AND
SALLY SMYTH WIN THE BETTY SINGLETON OPEN FOURSOMES
|Our warmest congratulations go to
Anne Judge and Sally Smyth (Ranfurly Castle)
who won the Betty Singleton Open Foursomes
at Prestwick St Nicholas
on Friday 30th July. They had a gross 78 net 671/2 to win both the
Scratch award and the main handicap event.
At the annual Lady Captain v Captain's match today at Ranfurly
Castle it was a fitting event to congratulate the pair. It was also
noted by Jim McBeath (Captain) in his speech after the lunch
that Betty Singleton was runner up
in the West of Scotland Championship in 1953 when it was played
over Ranfurly Castle.
Click on the photos below to see enlargements. In the group photo
from the back row left to right are Anne
Robinson, Dorothy Simpson (Lady Captain), Helen Abram (Secretary), Marion
Munro and of course our winners Anne
As a side kick the Lady Captain's Team were victorious in a closely
|Award for Kate|
Kate O'Sullivan (Cochrane Castle),
and part of the County Team this year, who is
a student at Highpoint University in the States, has been
recognized as one of the 2003-2004 National Golf Coaches Association
Top of Page