19th January 2005: Jennifer Jenkins to lead the
Scottish Girls again
(RLCGA and Ralston) pictured left, Scottish girls
champion in 1988 and a junior international in 1987 and 1988, has been
chosen again to lead Scotland in the
Internationals. She will be hoping
for better conditions and better luck when they are played at
Worplesdon, Surrey from August 3rd
to 5th 2005
Strathaven - venue for last year's girls' internationals - was
almost waterlogged by recurring rain and the Scots lost to England,
Ireland and Wales.
Congratulation Jenny and good luck for 2005
|SLGA TEAM CAPTAINS FOR 2005|
European Women's Team
Championship (Karlstad, Sweden: July
5-9) Mrs Elaine Farquharson-Black (Deeside).
Women's Home Internationals
(Dundalk, Ireland: September 14-16) Miss
Fiona Anderson (Formby Ladies).
European Girls' Team
Championship (Lucerne, Switzerland:
July 5-9) Miss Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies).
Girls' Home Internationals
(Worplesdon, Surrey: August 3-5) Miss
Jennifer Jenkins (Ralston).
Senior Women's Home
Internationals (Radyr, Cardiff: October
4-6) Mrs Pam Gordon (Inverness).
16th January 2005: Ranfurly Castle Winners
Celebrate in Style
|This will be the last time I
mention the 2004 Greenlees Trophy Winners --
Ranfurly Castle. The team have been celebrating for about 3
months now and the celebrations were rounded off with the AGM on Thursday and a
Party on Saturday. At the AGM
The Trophy was there for all to view --- and there was one past
Greenlees Team Member and RLCGA Member who was delighted to see the Trophy for
the 1st time.
Can you guess who is peering at the past
winners on the Trophy ?
On Saturday Team Captain Fiona Roger and
husband Peter hosted a magnificent celebration Party in
their home for the Greenlees/Mail on Sunday Scottish
Winning Teams and their husbands and partners. RLCGA
County Members, Mary Craig, Carol Fell,
Anne Judge, Sarah Kirby (New Member this year) Nancy MacGadie, Evy
MacGregor, Pamela MacKenzie, Marion Munro, Rosemary Reedie, Lesley
Robertson Anne Robinson and Sally Smyth all attended the
evening was had by all. Our thanks go
to them both
WHO CAN BE HIDING BEHIND THIS CUP ?
14th January 2005: SPECIAL OLYMPICS
2005 BIG T BREAK----
Special Olympics is a popular local
charity. Why don't you join the fund raising by having a T Break or
Coffee Morning at your club. The dates are the weekend of the
20th February 2005. They want to raise awareness for their
teams in the Special Olympics Great Britain
National Games in Glasgow in July 2005. To register your
interest and involvement phone, fax or email details to the following
contact Tel/fax 0141 563 6345 or email
by clicking here -
Special Olympics 2005 .
Or do you have something you would like to donate. Christeen
Finlayson has given her Samuel L Johnstone
golf ball and a set of Dunhill waterproofs. She has friends that
have a Downs Syndrome boy that is taking part in the golf section.
Various other golfers eg Isabel Crawford
(Ayrshire) and Anne Laing (D&A)
are both helping. If you are interested or would like to donate
something then why not telephone or email
Tom Nisbet the West of Scotland organiser. He is also running a
charity (Special Olympics) ProAM at Cambuslang
GC on 13th May 2005. If anyone you know might be interested
in entering a team or supporting through sponsorship please let him
know. The cost is £400 per team of 3 or £300 or £200 for sponsorship
HERE IS A BACKGROUND TO THE ORGANISATION AND DATES
Golf for People with Learning Difficulties
golf development programme for people with learning difficulties has
been running in the West of Scotland for 7 years. Currently 15 - 20
special schools from in and around the Glasgow area send pupils to
receive regular coaching. Some colleges are now starting to become
interested in the programme. This development, which is the largest in
Europe, receives support from a number of local authorities as well as
The Golf Foundation which promotes Junior golf across the UK. Most of
the work, however, is successful only with the generous support of
teachers who give up much free time to help their students gain
experiences in golf.
are monthly events within the calendar. More than 50 pupils attend the
monthly events held at a range of venues. The events are initially
held at driving ranges where we can cater for mass participation.
Thereafter, as you can see from the calendar below, the events tend to
cater for those who are more interested or showing more promise. Pitch
and Putt competitions lead on to Team Strokeplay competitions. The
highlight of the season is the Individual Strokeplay Championship. It
is at this event that the representatives are chosen for any particular
major events in the coming year. This July the team representing the
West of Scotland at the next British Games which will be held in Cardiff
in 2005 consists of 15 golfers of a range of ability levels.
a team of 6 golfers went to Ireland to compete in their National
Championships. The golfers took part in a range of competitions and
returned with a number of medals after some excellent performances. In
1999 one of our golfers was awarded The Golf Foundationís Special Needs
Award at a ceremony at Wentworth Golf Course.
2 of our golfers were selected to compete in the Special Olympics World
Games in USA. Two young golfers were chosen to be part of the United
Kingdom Team which went to North Carolina for this prestigious event.
both golfers, one male and one female were seeded in Division 1 of their
respective golf competitions. The female golfer won the gold medal and
the male golfer won the bronze medal. Both of them have continued
their involvement with the sport.
a group of 20 youngsters went for a daysí coaching at the National Golf
Centre where they received excellent coaching and service from the staff
there. In 2001 6 golfers took part in the first Welsh Championships
and then a team of 12 participated in the Special Olympics Great Britain
Summer games in Cardiff.
golfers compete in the Irish games and in the GB Championships
Glasgow in September. In
SOGB took a team of 12 golfers to Dublin for the World Games
Remaining Events for 2005
Thursday February 10 (S Kerr) Driving Range Day - Mearns
Thursday March 17 (T Nisbet) Driving Range Day - Mearns
Tuesday April 26 (L Coyle) Pitch and Putt - Hogganfield
Beg May 16 (G Andrew) Team Strokeplay - Alexandra Parade
of the above events will start at approximately 10.30 am and finish at
midday. For those that can wait there will be a time to get together
afterwards for lunch and presentations.
2nd January 2005: HAPPY NEW YEAR
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