27th April 2005 (Wednesday) COUNTY FOURSOMES AT
|The pairing of
Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle) and Maureen
Skinner (Gourock) won the Scratch Award
at yesterday's Inter County Foursomes Qualifying round played over
and Gillian had 3 birdies in their gross 83
round (testament to the greens more
than anything says Maureen!!)
Donna Jackson and Pearl Orr (Cochrane Castle)
were runners up with an 84. Jennifer Mack
(Haggs Castle) and Heather Davidson (Ranfurly Castle) in the
1st game out had an excellent 87 to be 3rd despite having a quadruple
bogey 8 at the 17th
Nancy MacGadie and
Rosemary Reedie (Ranfurly Castle) playing off 12.5 took the
top Handicap prize with a net 74. despite having had a tough 7 at
the par 3 13th but made amends by having a birdie 3 at the 16th,
Sheila Shaw and Jan MacNab (Lochwinnoch)
who started badly with an 8 a the first hole and a 6 at the 2nd in the
worst of the weather, then had a birdie 3 at the 3rd and played
well over the rest of the round to finish with a net 75 and be runners
Couples played but 13 called off which resulted in the
RLCGA qualifiers for
the Commonwealth Spoons Final being reduced from 4 to 2
which is rather disappointing.
Despite the trials and tribulations of the first two games that went out
in the rain I am sure
everyone who played will agree that the course was in great condition
given the time of year. The assistance given in the clubhouse
and catering was
excellent. Many thanks to Lochwinnoch Golf
25th April 2005 (Monday) Elspeth Hanlon wins the
scratch prize at the West Vets Spring Meeting at West Kilbride
|Renfrewshire players did well in
todays West Vets Spring Meeting played over West Kilbride today.
WAS 73 AND THE CSS 76 (counting)
Scratch E. Hanlon (Gourock)
1st M Cameron, Whitecraigs 74 (13)
2nd S Scott, Troon 75 (19) bih
3rd G Campbell, Bearsden 75 (13)
1st M Orr, Whitecraigs 74 (22)
2nd M Doonan, Milngavie 74 (25)
24th April 2005 (Sunday) Coaching for the Juniors
and the Seniors by the 2 Karyns
|Well what a wonderful day the
Junior and the Senior County players
had at the Mearns Golf Academy
Coaching was provided by
Kirriemuir Golf Club,
is the Scottish Ladies coach
and also the Scottish Junior coach.
Karyn Burns the RLCGA Coach assisted with the days
Captain Aileen thanked the 2
Karyns at the end of the day for all their expertise help .
Everyone that was there enjoyed all the coaching routines and hopefully
it will help with their future golfing skills.
The Junior Squad
The Senior Squad
Karyn Dallas (Pro at Kirriemuir
and SLCGA Squad Coach)
Karyn Burns (Pro at Mearns
Golf Academy and RLCGA Coach)
23rd April 2005 (Saturday) Photos of the RLCGA
|Looking for some
photos of the day when
Donna had her record breaking 10th Championship
victory. Click on the link to see what the day was all
about. Thanks to all the spectators who contributed to such a successful
21st April 2005 (Thursday) -- Donna is Champion
for the 10th time
Jackson (Cochrane Castle) won the 2005 RLCGA Championship over Cowglen Golf Course
In an exciting semi final against young Megan
Briggs (Kilmacolm) she came back from being 3 down after 7
holes to square the match with a birdie at the 14th. They then halved
the 15th and 16th and then Donna won the 17th to go one up. Donna then 3
putted the 18th and the tie went down the 19th where her par 4 was
enough to clinch an exciting battle.
other semi final Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane
Castle) was never up in the match against
Linda McDougall (Greenock) until the
17th hole and a halved hole at the 18th was enough to progress to the
After a long week of good overhead conditions but
heavy underfoot and putting conditions Donna
came to the fore by going out in a 2
over par 37 to be 3 up at the turn. Gillian
struggled a little and eventually lost 5 and 3
Donna first won
the Championship in 1989 and and now
holds the Championship Winners Record of 10 wins which beats
Heather Anderson (Troon Ladies) who
has won the Trophy 9 times.
Many thanks go to Cowglen
Golf Club for the courtesy of the course and their friendly
hospitality through out the week. Ian Campbell (Club Captain)
refereed the final and presented the prizes. The Past Captains had a
lovely lunch and Sheila Goudie (Past Captain
and of Cowglen ) helped out with any rulings .
When I have time I will put some photos of the day
on the website
20th April 2005 (Wednesday) --- Some surprises in
the Championship matchplay stages at Cowglen
Jackson and Gillian McGinlay
the top qualifiers in yesterday's stroke play have managed to reach the
semi final stages of the Matchplay
Championships. Donna progressed to the semis by wins against
Denise Cowan (Cochrane Castle) in
the morning and then Jennifer Graham (Haggs
surprise winner against Past Champion
Sara Harman (Williamwood) in the morning.
Gillian won through by beating
Morag Turner (Kilmacolm) and then
Vice Captain Beth Paterson (Eastwood).
A few surprise results in the morning meant the
departure of Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire),
Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) - last years finalist and
Julie Wilson (Williamwood)
Under 16's Scottish Team Member
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) now meets
Donna and Linda McDougall (Greenock)
PLEASE COME AND SUPPORT TOMORROW
19th April 2005 (Tuesday) Donna Jackson is the
leading Championship Qualifier.
|With nice overhead conditions, but
rather wet underfoot conditions Donna Jackson
(Cochrane Castle) was the leading qualifier with a
gross 75 at Cowglen today. Her
score was 2 better than Gillian McGinlay
also from Cochrane Castle.
Gillian, however won the
Peggy Clark Rosebowl by having the
lowest net score of the day with a net 71.
The SSS 71 and the CSS 73.
The first match is out at 09:15 ie the top of the draw
and then there are 6 minute intervals till the last match ie bottom of
the draw who go out at 10:07.
16th April 2005 (Saturday) County Team Player
Kate Stars again
|Kate O'Sullivan from Paisley
Cochrane Castle) tied for eighth place in the
Big South Women's College Championship at
Greenwood Country Club, South Carolina.
Kate had rounds of 75, 71 and 78
for a total of 234. Her 71 was the lowest second-round score in the
Many Congratulations Kate
14th April 2005 (Thursday) News from Kate
O'Sullivan in the USA
|Women's Golf Travels To Big
Greenwood, SC - 11th April 2005
High Point's women's golf team will travel to
Greenwood, S.C. Monday for the 2005 Palmetto Utility
Protection Service (PUPS) Big South Women's Golf Championship.
The tournament will take place at the Patriot
Golf Club at Grand Harbor in Greenwood.
Sophomore Kate O'Sullivan
earned All-Conference honors, while teammate Anni Svensson was
named to the Big South's All-Academic Team when the Conference announced
its 2005 women's golf awards on Sunday.
O'Sullivan, from Paisley, Scotland, was
the first women's golfer in Panther history to win an individual
title, as she has captured Medalist honors three times this season
(Sea Trial Intercollegiate (76-78-154), Virginia Beach Intercollegiate
(74-77-151), and Monarch Invitational (80).
O'Sullivan's current scoring average of 77.64 is eighth in
the Big South and she owns the most tournament victories of any player
in the Conference with three.
Svensson, from Upplands Vasby, Sweden, is a Big South
Presidential Honor Roll member and a Millis Scholar-Athlete. She carries
a 3.902 grade-point average in computer information systems. Svensson
tied for the individual crown at the Monarch Invitational. She was High
Point's first-ever All-Conference women's golfer following an
eighth-place finish at the 2003 Big South Championships and she is also
a member of the 2003 Big South-champion women's soccer squad.
Kate -- Thanks for all your
up to date news
12th April 2005 (Tuesday) The wind, rain and hail
takes its toll at the first County Medal of the season at Ralston
|The first county medal of the season
was played at a windswept Ralston Golf Course.
There were also numerous hail showers that added to the
degree of difficulty on the day.
Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle)
who was in the leading group that went out at 9:15 ended up
by having the best gross score of the day with an 80 and also the best
net score of the day with a 74. The SSS 71
went up to a CSS 74 (Reduction Only)
9th April 2005 (Saturday) AWAY SCORE CARDS CAN ONLY
BE TAKEN BACK TO THEIR HOME CLUB FROM A RENFREWSHIRE COUNTY MEDAL IF YOUR
19.8 RULING BRINGS YOU BACK INTO YOUR BUFFER ZONE OR IS GOING TO CUT YOUR
This is the ruling that the County have had from the
with regards to taking back a copy of their card from a
to their HOME CLUB
Under the CONGU
regulations it is the PLAYER’S responsibility to ensure that all
scores are reported to her home club and only scores where
there is a 19.8 adjustment require the
card. Clubs, counties and other
organisations running qualifying competitions do return scores as a help
to handicap secretaries but THEY DO NOT HAVE TO.
returns all the scores back to the Home Clubs when
publishing to the
Howdidido Website and the few clubs who do not will have their
authenticated scores returned by post and signed by the Results
Secretary or one of the committee.
8th April 2005 (Friday) The Masters at Augusta---
Enjoy your golfing weekend and the Briggs Sisters do well at the St
Leonards Under 16 Championships
|Well its the
MASTERS at Augusta -- Why not click on the logo above to
find out all the up to date scores
7th April 2005 (Thursday): NEW CONGU WEBSITE
LAUNCHED AND THE DRAW FOR THE COUNTY FOURSOMES AT LOCHWINNOCH IS NOW
|Click on logo to view the
The Council of National Golf Unions (CONGU®)
was pleased to announce the re- launch of its
Website yesterday. CONGU® represents the four
Ladies & the four Men's National Unions/Associations for handicapping in
Great Britain and Ireland.
The 1st February 2004 was a landmark day for golf handicapping
with the introduction of the Unified Handicapping System (UHS)
which, for the first time, used the same System for ladies and men's
handicaps. The objective of the new Website is to promote greater
understanding of the UHS and the principles behind it. This is achieved
by publishing the System in full linked to Frequently Asked Questions
(FAQ's) and explanations of the more important aspects.
The more common criticisms of the UHS are answered by the analysis of
actual competition data in a 'Myths and Misconceptions' section.
The site contains items of interest for experienced administrators, golf
club secretaries, club golfers and indeed for anyone who has an interest
in golf handicapping.
By using the Website golfers should develop a greater understanding of
the handicapping process and the reasons behind it, which in turn will
enhance their enjoyment of competitive golf. It is intended that the
site will become the focal point where administrators and golfers will
find the definitive answers to their handicapping queries. The site will
be further developed from now on with more FAQ's and other items of
interest as the need arises.
Thanks go to Gillian
Kirkwood for all this information
5th April 2005 (Tuesday) -- Have you not entered
the County Foursomes --- Then why not do so now-- still some availability
who doesn't have a partner
for the County Foursomes at Lochwinnoch
Maureen Skinner and
she can match people up.
She already has one
Best to contact her by email
failing that the work number
is 0141 420 4996.
2nd April 2005 (Saturday) News from Katy Robinson
from the Scottish University Championships
|Hi Carol, just back from
Lossiemouth, had an excellent trip. Lots of golf and
plenty of socialising!
Day 1 - Play
was over Moray Old Course, dry
weather with a little wind. This proved quite testing for me (and
others!) Main drama after playing was finding our car with a flat
battery --- oops could have left the door open with our early start! Never
mind, a friendly local got us going. Made it back to our cottage at
Portknockie, where the Edinburgh boys
cooked us a slap up meal!
Day 2 - Two rounds on
Moray New Course, similar weather
conditions. Four hours sleep and an early start obviously suited me as I
scored well in the morning and managed to hold it together (just) in the
afternoon!! Wound down with drinks in the bar, pool against the boys and
then prizegiving at 8pm.
I was runner-up in the handicap championships
(by one shot) to Ann Ramsay, who also carded new
course record of 67 over Moray new.
Carlton was runner up in the
playing for Stirling 3
I would really recommend this event to all girls who play golf and
done Katy and Clare-Marie thanks for your news --- Obviously a little
socialising helps the golf !!!
SUSF Golf Womens' Handicap Championship
1. Ann Ramsay (Heriot-Watt) (80 69 65) 214
2. Katy Robinson (Edinburgh) (80 65 70) 215
3. Emma Tipping (Stirling) (77 74 68) 219
SUSF Golf Womens' Team Championship
455 Stirling 1 (Alex Marshall, Kylie Walker)
463 Stirling 3 (Clare-Marie Carlton, Emma
468 Stirling 2 (Olivia Briggs , Dawn Dewar)
477 Dundee (Gemma Webster, Kirsty Wells)
570 Edinburgh (Katy Robinson, Lindsay Johnston)
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