27th September 2004: NEWS
FROM THE USA (NORTH CAROLINA)
Kate O'Sullivan Captures Individual Title At Sea Trail
Sunset Beach, NC
and on the home front
Jennifer Mack loses in Semi Finals of the Scottish Vets
|In very difficult conditions High Point's
Kate O'Sullivan (2004 RLCGA
Team member and Cochrane Castle) fired a
final-round 78 yesterday to become the
first women's golfer in Panther history to win an individual
title at the Sea Trail Intercollegiate on the par-72
Willard Byrd Course in Sunset Beach, N.C.
(76-78-154) edged North Carolina State's Leslie Stubblefield,
Longwood's Tiffany Woodyer, The Citadel's Tracy Hancock and Wofford's
Ashley Current by one stroke for the crown.
The Panthers (663) finished in ninth place overall and in
first among the three Big South teams competing (Winthrop 671, Radford
All the RLCGA team
and RLCGA members send their congratulations Kate --- Well Done
lost in the Semi Finals of the SCOTTISH VETERAN WOMEN'S
CHAMPIONSHIP at Blairgowrie Lansdowne
Lorna Bennett (Midlands) beat Jennifer Mack
(West) 3 and 2.
Moira Thomson (East) beat Pearl Beattie (Dumfries-shire) 3 and 1.
Final - Bennett beat Thomson 5 and 4.
26th September 2004: Scottish Veterans
Women's Championship at Blairgowrie
RLCGA Past Captain Jennifer Mack through to the Semi Finals
|In the The
Veteran Women's Championship at Blairgowrie
today West Divisional Champion Jennifer
Mack progressed to the Semi Final stages with a convincing
win in the Quarter Finals.
She now meets Lorna Bennett (Midlands) in the
Semi Final tomorrow:
Jennifer Mack (West) beat Agnes
Freeman (North) 7 and 6.
Lorna Bennett (Midlands) beat Liz Campbell (Borders) at 19th.
Moira Thomson (East) beat Isobel McIntosh (Highlands) 2 holes.
Pearl Beattie (Dumfries-shire) beat Stella Booth (Galloway) 2 and 1
23rd September 2004: British Seniors Weather
Conditions take their toll
Williamson finished joint eighth in the
British Senior Women's
over the Portstewart Golf Club links, Northern
The Baberton player had rounds of 87, 83 and 83 in conditions that
were bad enough for the three days to give a daily
non-counting CSS three strokes above the par of
73 for the 5,965yd course.
Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) was
placed 38th on 272 with rounds of 87, 89 and 96.
22nd September 2004: RLCGA Members Helen Crichton
and Fiona Roger do well
in the LGU Challange Bowls at Murrayfield Golf Club and Jennifer Mack
qualifies in the British Seniors
|May Myers (Clober) won
the Wallace Williamson Bowl for the best scratch score of 86 in
very windy conditions for the LGU Challenge Bowls meeting at
Murrayfield Golf Club, Edinburgh
Another Clober Golf Club member, Joyce Tait, won the LGU Challenge
Bowl for the best net score of 79 off a handicap of 18. Joyce won by
one shot from Fiona Roger (Ranfurly Castle)
who had a net 80 of 12. Anne Paton (Douglas Park) was third with a net
81 (better inward half) off 14.
In the Bronze Division, Helen Crichton
(Ranfurly Castle) earned the Scratch Cup with a round
of 101 and her net score of 77 off 24 also earned her the LGU
Challenge Bowl for the best net score.
Celine Grant (Vale of Leven), playing off 23, and Ruth Dick (Vale of
Leven), 31, both had net scores of 84. Celine's better inward half
placed her second. --- (click to see enlarged
|Former Curtis Cup player Carole
Caldwell, who plays off one at Sunningdale, has opened up a three-stroke
lead with a second-round 75 - two over par in very wet conditions - for
a 36-hole tally of 160 in the British
Golf Championship at
Portstewart Golf Club, Northern Ireland.
Mrs Caldwell, who played against the United States in 1978 and 1980, had
an opening 85 in the almost gale-force winds which marred the opening
day of the three-round tournament.
She was the only player to break 80 in the second round when the winds
were replaced by very wet weather.
Forty-six players with totals of 179 or better qualified for the third
and final round, which meant that apart from Mrs Williamson, Lynne Terry
(Cruden Bay) 171, Christine McAndrew (Nairn Dunbar) 174,
Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) 176 and
Shelagh Quinn (Stirling) 179 made it through to the final day's play.
20th September 2004: Ranfurly Castle pairing do
well in the Save the Children Mixed Foursomes Final
Scottish final of the Save the Children Mixed
Foursomes charity event yesterday
at Glenbervie, Ranfurly Castle pairing
Morag and David Cunningham (parents of
Rebecca Cunningham who played in the
Campbell Clock at Whitecraigs on the 6th September) just
missed out on the top place, finishing with 36 points on a very
difficult day with heavy rain and strong winds.
They were pipped by one point by Mr MacLean and Ms McPherson from Dun
Ochil, the holders, who completed their round in the slightly easier
morning conditions. Third place was a distant five shots further back on
what was an extremely difficult day. David also won the long driving
prize, and to round off the day nicely, Morag
won a bottle of whiskey in the raffle!
Click on the Picture of Morag for an enlargement and thanks for your
19th September 2004: D & A are Runners Up to
in the inter County Finals at Nairn:
the favourites at a home-course venue, retained the Scottish women's
county golf championship at a windy Nairn Dunbar Golf Club today.
Dunbartonshire & Argyll finished
runners-up with two wins out of
three, beating the much improved Borders 5 1/2-3 1/2 on the last day.
Young Kylie Walker (Dunbartonshire & Argyll) was the player of the
tournament with six wins out six.
18th September 2004:
Gillian McGinlay wins the County
Rosebowl at Haggs Castle Golf Club
|The County Rosebowl Final was played today at
Haggs Castle Golf Club between Gillian
McGinlay (Cochrane Castle) and Maureen Skinner (Gourock)
It was a wonderful final that was played in a few dreadful showers plus
gale force winds.
In near par golf and with a couple of birdies on either side the match
was eventually won by Gillian at the 19th hole. Captain Aileen refereed
the match .
Click on the photograph of the Finalists.
(click to enlarge)
|Title-holders Northern Counties took a big stride
towards retaining the Scottish women's county golf championship when
they beat Dunbartonshire & Argyll
6-3 on second day of the three-day programme at Nairn Dunbar Golf Club
17th September 2004: West Division County Jamboree
Winners D&A win on Day 1 of County Finals at Nairn
|Dunbartonshire & Argyll dented
Fife's title hopes by beating them 5-4 in their
opening match at Nairn today. The
foursomes were shared before the West Division
champions took the first three singles through three times
Scottish champion Anne Laing (Vale of Leven) - a 3 and 2 winner over
15-year-old Krystle Caithness (St Regulus), Kylie Walker (Buchanan
Castle) and Louisa Ruane (Cardross).
16th September 2004: County Rosebowl Final this
Saturday -- Come and Support
|The final of the County Rosebowl will take
place on Saturday 18th September at Haggs Castle Golf Club
at approx 2:45pm tee off time.
The final is between Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane
Castle) and Maureen Skinner (Gourock)
Please do come along and support ---
it should be a good final with 2 very good
County Players. To see all the County Rosebowl results click here
2004 RLCGA County Rosebowl Results
15th September 2004: Irish Open Seniors --- Heather
and Elspeth improve their scores in the second round
|Scotland's Pamela Williamson, holder of the
title for the last two years, had the second best round of the day,
a 76, and finished in joint third place on 158 with M.Heden of Sweden
and R. Lindley of England.
Elizabeth Simpson (Murrayfield) who was lying in joint third
place overnight, took 87 and finished joint 11th.
RLCGA Members :
Elspeth Hanlon (Gourock) had an 85 for 175
and Heather Anderson (Ladies Golf Club, Troon) had an 83 for 177.
The last Scot in the field Elizabeth Rose (Murrayfield)
added a second 94 and finished on 188.
14th September 2004:West Vets Autumn
Meeting at Largs Golf Club
Old Ranfurly members do well
|The West Vets Autumn
Meeting, was played today over Largs
The SSS was 73 CSS
75 (30 Entrants)
Scratch A Brooks Largs 88
Silver 1st E Howie Troon (16) 73bih
2nd M Hogg Old Ranfurly (17) 73
Bronze 1st G Rintoul Old Ranfurly
McKendrick Old Ranfurly (21) 80
to Sheila Goudie for the information
13th September 2004: September Medal at Cathcart
|The September Medal at
Cathcart Castle was cancelled today
when the early rain and strong winds caused entrants not to go out.
(There is no rearranged date)
By late morning when the overhead conditions started to improve,
approximately 14 people decided to venture forth. However, by then, the
course had a few temporary greens and all that was left was to enjoy the
Alexander (pictured right) --- the
2004 Cathcart Castle Club Champion opened her round with
two 2's in the first four holes and
was understandably disappointed that the round was not going to be
I enjoyed my 10 holes with both Jane and Susan
Roberts (Cathcart Castle) as did all the others who played,
some of them playing all 18 holes.
It was a very disappointing end to the season ---- Lets hope the weather
is better in 2005
Apart from our congratulations to Jane for her 4th
Cathcart Castle Championship win our congratulations also go to
Sandra Gilchrist who has won the
Whitecraigs Club Championship.
(click to enlarge)
12th September 2004: Scottish Mixed Foursomes at
Stirling Golf Club
the 12-year-old Perthshire golfing prodigy, teamed up with
Scotland men's international team captain and former British amateur
champion Craig Watson to win the
Foursomes golf title at Stirling
Golf Club today (Sunday).
Megan Briggs and David Owens
finished in the top ten
with a 79
8th September 2004: Campbell Clock and Junior
|Look at the
beaming face of Soarcha
Warren (Eastwood) winner of the 10 Hole Competition on
She was one of the 52 RLCGA Junior Girls that took part in the
annual event on Sunday 5th September at Whitecraigs Golf Club.
It was a super day and everyone enjoyed it including some exhausted
6th September 2004: Moyra Gordon wins the Autumn
Meeting at Fereneze
Alison Howie from Whitecraigs
wins the Campbell Clock Trophy and
Gillian Kyle is East
Renfrewshire's Club Champion for the 8th time
|In a disappointingly poorly attended
Autumn Meeting at Fereneze today Moyra Gordon
(Ranfurly Castle) pictured right, was the overall winner. on a
course that was playing rather long and the overall scoring was rather poor.
With a SSS OF 71 and Moyra's net score of 72 which was the only score of
73 or better, the CSS went up to 74
Mo Neilson (Greenock) had the best
Scratch score of 82 and she also had the best net in the Scratch -
13 handicap section with a net 75.
Our thanks go to
Jim Forrest of Fereneze who kindly set up the score board you see in
the picture and also to Fereneze for their very kind Centenary
memento gift that was given to each of the players
(click on photo to enlarge)
|52 Junior Girls took part in
the annual Junior Competition at Whitecraigs Golf Club yesterday. The event
was run by Beth Paterson
(Junior Convenor and Vice Captain) and Maureen
Mitchell (Cathcart Castle)
Alison Howie of Whitecraigs Golf
Club won the Campbell Clock Junior Stableford
Competition with 42 points. Alison was presented the trophy
by Elizabeth Simpson
Captain of Whitecraigs Golf Club.
Runner Up was Kirsty McConnell from
Eastwood with 40 points
The 10 Hole Competition was won by
Saorcha Warren from Eastwood with 18 points and the Runner up
was Kate Morgan from Whitecraigs
Golf Clubwith 16 points.
In the Par 3 Competition the event was won by
Victoria McIvor from East Renfrewshire
To see all the results click on this link
RLCGA Girls Stableford Results
Kyle won the East Renfrewshire Club Championship
with a 4 and 3 win against Elaine Munn. Gillian
has now won the championship for the sixth time in a row making it her
8th Championship win.
WELL DONE GILLIAN
5th September 2004: Jennifer Mack is Haggs Castle
Mack is the 2004 Haggs Castle Club
Champion after beating Jennifer
Graham at the 18th in a closely contested final last Sunday.
She then spent last week at Southerness in the Scottish Seniors
Championships and although struggled in the windy conditions, as did
the rest of the RLCGA players there, her excellent performance
with Noreen Fenton (Merchants of
Edinburgh) shows that there are other hidden talents there apart from
the golf !!
4th September 2004: Heather is the Over 60's Senior
Champion at Southerness
|Royal Montrose player Kathleen Sutherland, making her
debut in the over-50s tournament, won the Scottish senior women's
championship over the windswept Southerness Golf Club links near
Overnight leader Kathleen, the Angus county captain from Broughty Ferry,
added an 80 in the testing conditions to her first-day 76 for an
aggregate of 156 to win by four strokes from
D & A County Captain Anna Telfer (Milngavie)
who had an 81 for 160.
FINAL TOTALS (SSS 73, CSS Thursday: 75,
|156 Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose) 76
160 Anna Telfer (Milngavie) 79 81.
161 Rose Anderson (Huntly) 82 79, Noreen Fenton (Merchants of Edinburgh)
164 Moira Thomson (North Berwick) 80 84.
165 Lynne Terry (Cruden Bay) 82 83, Emma Wilson (Elie & Earlsferry) 81
84, Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) 79 86, Heather
Anderson (Troon Ladies) 78 87.
The full list of results can be seen at
Kirkwood Hot News Section (Friday 3rd September)
Over-60 scratch aggregate
was awarded to Heather Anderson (Troon Ladies) 165 (78 87).
1st September 2004: Clare Marie wins the Junior
Renfrewshire County Championship
Ranfurly Castle win the
Scottish Final of the Mail on Sunday and your Webmaster wins Club
Clare Marie Carlton
(Fereneze) became the Renfrewshire Junior Champion
last night when she beat Megan Briggs
(Kilmacolm) in an exciting final
played over Eastwood Golf Course.
Thanks go to Marion Munro for the Falkirk Photographs
Click on pictures to see enlargement
|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 on Saturday
The Team on the day consisted of Mary, Evy, Sally and Anne.
Caddies for the day were Fiona Roger, Marion
Munro, Anne Robinson and Ranfurly Castle Past Captain Jean Irvine
What a final it was
. With a defeat and a win in the first two games out, Sally
and Anne had a battle on their hands. Sally
was never up in the game and was 1 down at the 17th. She then sank a
magnificent putt on the 17th to square the match and then went on to win
Anne, in the meantime was 6 down
with 6 to play and then had a HOLE IN IN ONE
at the 13th to stay in the match. She then clawed her way back and
finally won the 18th to square her tie.
Final Result: Falkirk Tryst 11/2
Ranfurly Castle 21/2
What a fantastic win --
away from home and also to be the first
Scottish Club to win the final for a second time (Ranfurly Castle won in
|On Sunday your webmaster
Carol Fell managed to win the
Ranfurly Castle Club Championship
for the 3rd time . The last time was 12 years ago. In a closely
contested final in high winds and squally showers she won at the 18th
against Anne Judge.
(Click on the picture to see an enlargement)
If you are a Club Champion please let me know.
The only ones I have to date are
Maureen Skinner (Gourock) and Megan
Carol and Anne
|There will be no news
for a few day since Heather Anderson, Jennifer Mack Fiona Roger and
Carol Fell are off to Southerness
Golf Club to play in the
Scottish Seniors Championship.
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