28th September 2005: Cochrane Castle are the 2005
Winners of the Greenlees Trophy and Moyra Gordon does well at Rosemount
Castle are the winners of this years Greenlees Trophy.
Cardross are winners of Division 2
and Whitecraigs are winners of
Division 3. To see all the final results click here
The presentation lunch takes place on 26th October at
Milngavie Golf Club .
I would like to take this opportunity thank all who have sent in their
results and made the Greenlees web page a great success --- Thank you
all --- Also many congratulations to all the Divisional Winners
Congratulations go to Moyra
RLCGA and Ranfurly Castle)
at the Veteran Ladies Golf Association's
Blairgowie Meeting on Monday 26th in the Patrick Rose Bowl Medal Round
where she won the Buchanan Cup for the best net score in the over 65's
WELL DONE MOYRA
19th September 2005 (Monday): The County Rosebowl
Final is played at Haggs Castle in the wind and rain
The Final of the
County Rosebowl was played today at
Haggs Castle Golf Course in conditions that can only can be
described as awful !! Carol Fell (Ranfurly
Castle) and Freda Smith (Cowglen)
struggled (to say the least) with some good play and some bad play.
Captain Aileen Wilson referred the
match and Fiona Roger was the sole
spectator. Carol and Freda,
somewhere about the 9th hole decided that it was about time that they
should retire to the clubhouse.
However, they had to struggled on and
the match ended with Carol winning
on the 18th!!. Aileen very
kindly treated them to a lovely lunch and a nice glass of red wine --
and they both thank her again for her very much appreciated
The picture on the right was taken by Aileen and if you click on it
to enlarge and look at the picture on the wall on the RHS of
Freda you can see a photo of Aileen when she won the Scottish
To see the all the Match play results of the County Rosebowl
click here 2005
RLCGA County Rosebowl
18th September 2005: Midlothian are the County
Final Winners after 70 year wait at Ranfurly Castle
Midlothian have won
the Scottish women’s county team championship for the first time since
1935. They followed up earlier wins over Borders and Northern Counties
with a 7-2 victory over Lanarkshire at Ranfurly Castle Golf Club today.
Northern Counties, who had won the title for the past two years,
finished on a high with a 7 ˝ -1 ˝ win over Borders to fill second place
in the final standings.
Well done, Midlothian!
NORTHERN COUNTIES 7 ˝ , BORDERS 1 ˝
Foursomes: L Walker & K MacDonald beat M Pow &
J Anderson 3 and 2,
J Milne & K Harper beat J Birdsall-White & W
Wells 5 and 4, Manson & A Ingram bt E Fairnie & K
Hughes 2 and 1 (3-0)
Singles: MacDonald lost to Fairnie 1 hole, Walker beat
Hughes 4 and 3, Harper beat S Paterson 4 and
3, Ingram beat Wells 5 and 3, Milne halved
with Birdsall-White, M Smith beat Anderson 4
and 2 (4 ˝ - 1 ˝ )
MIDLOTHIAN 7, LANARKSHIRE 2
Foursomes: Blackwood & C MacDonald beat S Wood
& R Rankin 3 and 2,
K Marshall & J Turner beat A Hendry & P Hutton
3 and 2, Hargan & B Murphy beat E Cuthill & A
Young 1 hole (3-0).
Singles: Hargan lost to Rankin 3and 2, Marshall halved with Cuthill,
MacDonald halved with Young, W Nicholson beat
Wood 4 and 3, Murphy beat L Lloyd 6 and 5,
Blackwood beat Hughes 4 and 2 (4-2).
Final placings: Midlothian 3 wins, Northern Counties 1 win and 1 draw,
Borders 1 win, Lanarkshire 0 wins and 1 draw.
When I have time I will put some photos of the
event on the website
17th September 2005: Good Luck Mascot is working
well for Midlothian County
Midlothian are on the verge of becoming Scottish
women’s county golf champions for the first time since 1935. They
thrashed defending champions Northern Counties 7 ˝-1 ˝ today after
beating Borders 6-3 on Friday. Jane Turner
(pictured right) who partnered Karen Marshall in the morning foursomes
was seen yesterday clinging onto their 10 year old Midlothian Mascot
MICHAELA has certainly something to smile about! -- click on photo to
see an enlargement
In the other match
today , Borders scored a 7 ˝- 1 ˝ win over
Lanarkshire who were deprived of the services of their two
star players, Clare Queen and Jenna Wilson,
because of a clash of dates with the women’s home
internationals in Ireland.
BORDERS 7 ˝, LANARKSHIRE 1 ˝
Foursomes: J Birdsall-White & W Wells beat E
Cuthill & A Young 2 holes, J Anderson & M Pow beat
M Hughes & A Hendry 3 and 2, E Fairnie & K Hughes beat
S Wood & R Rankin 2 holes (3-0).
Singles: Fairnie beat Rankin 2 and 1,
M Hughes halved with Wood, Wells lost to
Cuthill 3 and 2, Birdsall-White beat Young 2
and 1, Anderson beat L Lloyd 2 and 1, Pow beat
Hendry 4 and 3 (4 ˝ -1 ˝ ).
MIDLOTHIAN 7 ˝ , NORTHERN COUNTIES 1 ˝
Foursomes: K Blackwood & C MacDonald beat K
MacDonald & L Walker 3 and 2; K Marshall & J Turner beat
K Harper & M Smith 4 and 3; C Hargan & B Murphy beat
J Milne & A Ingram 3 and 1 (3-0).
Singles: Hargan beat Walker 6 and 4, C
MacDonald halved with K MacDonald, W Nicholson beat
Harper 5 and 4, R MacLennan lost to Ingram 3 and 2, Murphy beat
Milne 1 hole, Blackwood beat Smith 4 and 2 (4
˝ - 1 ˝ ).
How they stand
Midlothian 2 wins, Borders 1 win, Lanarkshire 1 draw, Northern
Counties 1 draw.
16th September2005: MIDLOTHIAN LEAD
Midlothian lead the table at the end of the first day
of the Scottish County Championship
Finals at Ranfurly Castle Golf Club
They beat Borders 6-3 in their opening match.
Lanarkshire and Northern Counties drew 4
LANARKSHIRE 4 ˝, NORTHERN COUNTIES 4 ˝
Foursomes: M Hughes & P Hutton lost to K MacDonald & L Walker 3 and 2; E
Cuthill & A Young halved with K Harper & M Smith; S Wood & R Rankin bt J
Milne & E Manson 5 and 3 (1 ˝-1 1/2 ).
Singles: Rankin beat Walker 3 and 1, Cuthill lost to MacDonald 4 and 2,
Wood lost to Harper 3 and 2, Young beat A Ingram 4 and 2, L Lloyd lost to
Milne 2 holes, A Hendry beat Smith 1 hole (3-3).
MIDLOTHIAN 6, BORDERS 3
Foursomes: K Blackwood & C MacDonald beat E Fairnie & W Wells 4 and 3; K
Marshall & J Turner beat J Birdsall-White & M Morrison 2 holes; C Hargan &
B Murphy beat M Pow & J Anderson 2 and 1 (3-0).
Singles: Hargan beat Fairnie 4 and 3, Blackwood lost to Pow 4 and 3,
Marshall beat S Paterson 5 and 4, R MacLennan lost to Wells 3 and 1; W
Nicholson beat Birdsall-White 2 and 1, MacDonald lost to Anderson 2 and 1
15th September: Home International Results plus
County Finals at Ranfurly Castle
The County Finals take place this weekend
at Ranfurly Castle with all the
Divisional winners taking part. Unfortunately with a clash of dates the
Home Internationals are also on at the same time.
Lanarkshire who were the West Divisional Winners
with Renfrewshire being the Runners
up are without their top international players
Anne Laing and Jenna Wilson.
To see how the
Scottish Team are getting on have a
look at the LGU Website
for all the home international results.
Renfrewshire has won the County
Finals 8 times since 1909. To see when they won the Challange
Trophy click on this link
County Challange Trophy Winners.
Thanks go to Mairi Orr Captain of Northern Counties and Country
Member of Ranfurly Castle for providing the
list of all the previous winners
Meantime here is the draw for this years County
Tee times: Morning Foursomes: from 9.30am to 10.07am
Afternoon Singles: from 2.00pm to 3.22pm
Your support would be very welcome on any of
the days of the competition.
Lanarkshire v Northern Counties
Midlothian v Borders
Borders v Lanarkshire
Northern Counties v Midlothian
Northern Counties v Borders
Midlothian v Lanarkshire
13th September 2005: Disappointing turn out at the
The Autumn Meeting at
Williamwood today was very
disappointing with only 12 of the original 60 entrants going
out in the windy and as it turned out not as wet a day as we all
predicted. However the 12 who did go out managed to do not to
badly in the tricky conditions. Linda McDougall
(Greenock) won the scratch award with a Gross 78 and
Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle) was the
overall winner with a net 71.
The pin placement at the 1st hole was in an exceedingly difficult
position with 10 players out of the 12 taking a double bogey or
To see all the scores click on the howdidido icon above and also go to
the Williamwood Results
to see the winners.
The css for the day stayed at the sss of 71.
12th September 2005: Renfrewshire's Marion Stewart
wins Vets Autumn Meeting at Kilmacolm
Marion Stewart (Kilmacolm
and RLCGA) won the SLVGA West Divisional Autumn Meeting at
Kilmacolm today with a gross 76
net 66. Out in 37 and back in 39 a delighted Marion won the net
award from Anne Burden (Cambuslang and
Lanarkshire) by 1 shot. She also won the scratch award
from Anna Telford (Milngavie and D&A)
by virtue of the better inward half.
Click on Marion's photo to see an enlargement
SSS 72; CSS 72. 45 played.
1st HCP - Marion Stewart, Kilmacolm, 66
2nd HCP - Anne Burden, Cambuslang, 67 (14)
3rd HCP - Patricia Brown, Kilmacolm, 69 (11)
1st HCP - Alison Nicolson, Douglas Park, 73
2nd HCP - Moira McCartney, Milngavie, 74 (21)
SCRATCH - Marion Stewart, 76 B.I.H.
11th September 2005: Addi Shamash does well in
Scottish Mixed Foursomes
British amateur champion Craig Watson (East
Renfrewshire) and 13-year-old Carly Booth (Auchterarder)
successfully defended the Scottish mixed foursomes championship at
Braehead Golf Club, Alloa today (SUNDAY).
Craig, at 39 three times older than
his talented partner, and Carly had a very
good score of two-under-par 68, taking 34 for each half.
Jonathan King (Glasgow), a member of the Scotland team who won the men’s
home internationals at Royal St George’s last week, teamed up with
Addi Shamash (Kirkcudbright), whose
brother Ben was beaten finalist in the Scottish amateur championship at
Southerness this summer, finished third on 71.
SCOTTISH MIXED FOURSOMES – Braehead Golf Club.
Leading scratch totals
68 Craig Watson (East Renfrewshire)
& Carly Booth (Auchterader).
69 Brian Moore (Largs) & Lesley Hendry (Routenburn).
71 Jonathan King (Glasgow) & Addi Shamash
(Kirkcudbright and RLCGA).
Thanks to Gillian Kirkwood for all the news
8th September 2005: Jennifer Mack Celebrates her
birthday in golfing style
Mack (Haggs Castle) was the overall winner of the County
Medal played over Bonnyton today
with a net 72. Her gross 78 was also the best scratch of the day.
In the 12 to 28 Handicap section 5 players had a net 73.
To see all the scores click on the howdidido icon above and also go to
the Bonnyton Results Section
to see the winners.
The css for the day stayed at the sss of 72.
Jennifer , whose BIG birthday
is tomorrow (9th September) and all at RLCGA wish her many happy
We have sent you a card Jennifer so click on your smiling face to open
it up --- sorry if you've seen it before
7th September 2005: The County Rosebowl finalists,
Scottish Seniors and Campbell Clock Photographs and are you a Club
(Ranfurly Castle) and Freda Smith (Cowglen)
are through to the final of the County Rosebowl which will be
played at Haggs Castle Golf Club on
Monday 19th September at 10am. To see all the results to of the
matchplay stages click here.
2005 RLCGA County Rosebowl
Also if you are looking for some photographs of the
Scottish Seniors at Grantown on Spey and Sunday's Campbell Clock they
are now available:
go to Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire), Dorothy
Yates (Cowglen), Maureen Skinner (Gourock) , Jennifer Mack (Haggs
Castle) Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) Janette McCartney (Erskine) and Ann Judge (Ranfurly Castle) who are all 2005
RENFREWSHIRE CLUB CHAMPIONS.
5th September 2005: The Campbell Clock at
Whitecraigs Golf Club and Whitecraigs pair win the Daily Mail Foursomes
40 Junior Girls
took part in the annual Campbell Clock, 10
hole and Par 3 Competitions at Whitecraigs Golf Club
yesterday. The event was run by
Gillian Kyle and Beth Paterson
(Junior Convenor and Vice Captain) and
Christeen Finlayson (Secretary)
with Captain Aileen the starter for
Alison Howie of Whitecraigs Golf Club
pictured right won the Campbell Clock Junior Stableford Competition for the
second year running with 43 points. Alison was presented the trophy
by Carol Inglis Captain of Whitecraigs Golf
Club. Runner Up was Eilidh Briggs
from Kilmacolm with 42 points
The 10 Hole Competition was won by
Gaynor Duthie from Kilmacolm with 21 points and the Runner up
was Ailsa Doak from Whitecraigs Golf Club
with 16 points.
In the Par 3 Competition the event was won by
Linsey Stevenson from
To see all the results click on this link
RLCGA 2005 Girls Stableford Results
and to see the full Campbell Clock Results click on the Howdidido
Thanks go to all the helpers during the day.
Members Elspeth Buick and Kay Murray (Whitecraigs) won the
Regional Scottish Final of the Daily Mail Foursomes and now
take part in the Finals at the Marriott St
Pierre Hotel and Country Club,
Chepstow, Monmouthshire from Sunday 16th October to
Tuesday 18th October.
Congratulations to them both
and we wish them every success. To
see an enlargement of the photo click on Kay and Elspeth
2nd September 2005: Back from the Scottish Seniors
and here is the up to date news
Williamson (pictured on the RHS --- courtesy of
Colin Farquarson) won 3 and 2 against
Moira Thomson (North Berwick) in the final of the Scottish senior
women's amateur golf match-play championship at
Grantown on Spey
Semi-finals - P Williamson beat R Anderson (Huntly)
7 and 6, M Thomson (North Berwick) beat J Gardner (Drumpellier)
Final - Williamson beat Thomson 3 and 2.
Semi-finals - A Brownlie (Lothianburn) w.o. F Neish (Murcar) scr, E
Campbell (Torwoodlee) beat L Terry (Cruden
Bay) 2 and 1.
Final - Campbell beat Brownlie 3 and 2.
SCOTLAND TEAM FOR SENIOR WOMEN'S HOME
The Scotland team to play in the senior women's home international golf
matches at Radyr, near Cardiff from October 4 to 6 is:
Rose Anderson (Huntly), Lorna Bennett (Ladybank), Liz Campbell (Torwoodlee),
Noreen Fenton (Merchants of Edinburgh), Moira Thomson (North Berwick),
Fiona De Vries (St Rule), Pamela Williamson (Baberton).
Reserves: 1 Anna Telfer (Milngavie), 2 Ann
Smart (Banchory), 3 Helen Faulds (Douglas Park).
Next year's Scottish senior women's (closed) amateur stroke-play
and match-play championships will be played at
Machrihanish Golf Club.
SLGA chairman Emma Wilson, who did not play in this year's
championships because of her duties, had a hole in one with an
eight-iron at the 16th hole (125yd) at Grantown on Spey on Thursday
evening. She was playing with executive member Pat Wilson. It was Emma's
fourth hole in one.
(Thanks go to Gillian Kirkwood for all the news)
Here is a link to
Photos Courtesy of Colin Farquarson