5th October 2005:Friendly Match against Ayrshire
|The Renfrewshire Girls' "B"
team had a close match on Sunday 3rd October against the
Ayrshire Girls "B" team at
Cathcart Castle Golf Club.
None of the players had played the course before and all found the hills
tiring and were amazed at the number of burns! On both sides there were
several girls who had not played a match before so the afternoon was a
very good learning experience for many. Renfrewshire's handicaps ranged
from 24 to 36 and Ayrshire's from 16 to 33, so getting full stokes
helped keep the match a close one!
There were some close matches but Ayrshire won overall 41/2 to 31/2.
Results (Renfrewshire names first)
Lesley Cosh lost to Linzi Allan 3 and 2
Nicky Wilson lost to Gillian Arnott 2 holes
Gaynor Duthie beat Jenny Linklater 4 and 3
Emma Crichton lost to Hannah Gaunt 2 and 1
Alison Howie beat Rachel McQueen 3 and 2
Kate Hamilton beat Alex Sargent 2 and 1
Kirstie Black halved with Kelly McNee
Emma Cannon lost to Rachel Howie 7 and 6
2nd October 2005 : Eilidh Briggs wins the West of
Scotland Bronze Division Championship
|In the Bronze Championship
Eilidh Briggs beat Gillian Arnott by 3 and 2 in the final
of the West of Scotland Girls played over Troon Portland
yesterday. Eilidh won by 2 and 1 in the morning against Lauren
Meldrum and Gillian Arnott beat Kirsten Scott by 3 and 2 in the other
bronze semi-final tie
26th September 2005: RLCGA
Juniors do well ----- WHITECRAIGS
FATHER AND DAUGHTER WIN SLGA ADULT-GIRL FOURSOMES
|The father-and-daughter partnership of
Ian and Nicky Wilson
(Nicky pictured on the RHS) from
Whitecraigs Golf Club won the
Scottish Ladies Golfing Association’s
adult-girl foursomes at Falkirk Tryst
They topped a big field of 75 couples with a Stableford points score of
38 off an adjusted handicap of 14.
Morag & Rebecca Cunningham
-- insert picture (Ranfurly Castle)
(32) 29 points won the Class 3 (25 and over handicaps
5th September 2005 Alison Howie wins the Campbell
clock for the second year running
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.
To see the full Campbell Clock Results click on the Howdidido icon on
the Club News Page
|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
1st September 2005: Report
from Gillian Kyle on the Junior Championship
|The Renfrewshire Girls'
Championship was played at East
Renfrewshire Golf Club on Sunday 28th August in
In the morning, Megan Briggs and
Catherine Conejo-Watt played and scored
amazing well considering the gale force winds with Megan's experience
showing through winning 5 and 4.
Lauren Mackin and
Eilidh Briggs coped brilliantly as
well- hardly ever even looking for a ball.
Eilidh chose the wrong club a couple of times giving
Lauren the chance to take the tie 4 and
After a short rest, we ventured out again. The rain began but at least
the girls had caddies in the afternoon (- with Eilidh caddying for her
sister and Catherine for her school-chum)
It was a very close match with both girls finding the conditions very
difficult indeed, especially the putting. Megan won on the 16th green.
The standard of all the girls' golf is very encouraging for the
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm)
Catherine Conejo (Williamwood)
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) 5/4
Lauren Mackin (Ranfurly Castle) 4/3
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) 3/2
Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm)
Lauren Mackin (Ranfurly Castle)
23rd August 2005: Lauren Mackin wins the Challange
Cup at the County Golf Meeting at Cardross
|The County Golf Open Meeting took place
today at Cardross Golf Club in
torrential rain and what you might say not easy conditions.
Despite the weather and even an 8 on her card 13 year old
Renfrewshire County Member Lauren Mackin (Ranfurly
Castle) had a gross 85 net 70 to win the handicap
prize of the day. Lauren who started the season with a handicap of 18
has now reduced her handicap to 13. The SSS 75 CSS 76 meant that
Lauren was 6 under on the day.
11th August 2005:Lauren Mackin does well at Kilmarnock Barassie
Junior Girls Open Day
|Kilmarnock (Barassie) Junior Girls Open Day
(from organiser Maggie McGee)
Carys McGee age 16 of the home club wins the Claret Jug at Kilmarnock (Barassie)
Junior Girls Open Day on Thursday 11th August, 2005 with a nett 72.
Played over the Barassie Links c.s.s. went down one to 75 which shows
the good scoring on the day.
27 girls with handicaps of 36 or better took part and 33 pre handicap
Scratch was won by Kerri Differ of Dullator with an 82.
1st Hannah Gaunt Troon Bentinck 75 bih
2nd Lauren Mackin Ranfurly Castle 75
It was great fun and good to see so many girls really enjoying their
Hope to see you all again next year
30th July 2005: Megan picked for the the Girls Home
Megan Briggs has been selected
for the Girls Home Internationals, Worpelsdon, Surrey, August 3rd -
5th. The Team selected is as follows: Carly Booth (Auchterarder),
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm), Krystle
Caithness (St. Regulus), Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar), Roseanne Niven
(Crieff), Michele Thomson (McDonald Ellon), Rebecca Watson (Elie &
Earlsferry), Sally Watson (Elie & Earlsferry).
Reserves Laura Murray (Alford), Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle),
Rachael Livingstone (Musselburgh)
29th July 2005: Megan loses to Carly Booth in the
Quarter Finals of the Scottish Under 18 Championships and Sally Watson is
| At only her second year
of competing in the BP Scottish Girls golf
championship Sally Watson (Elie & Earlsferry Ladies)
lifted the title at Tain
today beating Carly Booth (Auchterarder)
in the eighteen hole final on the seventeenth green.
Briggs (Kilmacolm) lost to Carly
Booth yesterday in the Quarter
Finals by 4 and 3.
For all the results click on this link
Championship Match play Results
For the full report go to
Kirkwood Website (25th - 29th July 2005)
congratulations go to Megan on a very successful week
27th July 2005: Scottish Matchplay Results --- Megan
wins against the Title Holder
Megan Briggs progressed to the
quarter finals of the BP Scottish Under-18 girls'
championship at Tain Golf Club
today by beating Nadia Green by 1 hole in the
morning round and then beating the title-holder Krystle
Caithness by 3 and 2 in
the afternoon tie. She now meets Carly Booth in the quarter
finals tomorrow. Sister Eilidh won
her morning tie in the Ainsley Reid Trophy but lost in the
For all results click on the links below
Championship Match play Results
Ainsley Reid Trophy Results
26th July 2005: Scottish Girls Championship at Tain
|The first qualifying round of
the BP Scottish Under-18 girls' championship at the north of
Scotland venue took place today and
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) has progressed
to the Championship match play stage with 2 excellent rounds of 78.
Younger sister Eilidh has also qualified for the Ansley
match play stage
For all the details go to
Championship Strokeplay Results
25th July 2005: Have you entered the Campbell Clock
Paterson and Gillian Kyle
are taking the entries for the Girls Stableford at
Whitecraigs on Sunday 4th September
Why not enter and enjoy the fun.
You can email me here on
this link and I will pass on your entry.
Please state your handicap if you have one, and your home course.
If you do not have a handicap you can play in the Par 3 non handicap
event and the putting competition.
You can even play in the 10 hole competition --- whatever --
so why not join in --- its a
great day and lots of prizes to
13th July 2005: Clare-Marie is Runner up in the
Scottish Junior Strokeplay
|Kelso teenager Louise Fleming became the first
Borders player in the 50-year history of the Scottish junior women's
open stroke-play golf championship to win the 54-hole tournament,
sponsored by BP, over the West Kilbride Golf
Club links today.
The 19-year-old Roxburghe Golf Club member maintained her three-stroke
overnight lead with a one-under-par final round of 72 for a final total
of one-under-par 218.
Runner-up was playing partner and former Scottish schoolgirls champion
Clare-Marie Carlton (Stirling University)
who also had a 72 for 221.
Krystle Caithness (St Regulus), the 16-year-old Fifer who will
defend her Scottish Under-18 girls' match-play title at Tain later this
month, finished third with a 73 for 225. She won the Menzies Trophy for
the best aggregate by an Under-18 player.
(Kilmacolm) was the youngest in
the field. There were no other
under 12s so she was moved to the under
14 category and won the prize for the best
net aggregate over the three rounds.--WELL DONE
BP SCOTTISH JUNIOR WOMEN'S OPEN STROKE-PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP
West Kilbride Golf Club
(Par 73, CSS 73 73 73)
218 L Fleming (The Roxburghe) 73 73 72.
221 C-M Carlton (Stirling Univ) 80 69 72.
225 K Caithness (St Regulus) 73 79 73.
227 G Webster (Hilton Park) 77 77 73.
229 M Thomson (McDonald Ellon) 75 77 77.
230 R Niven (Crieff) 76 79 75, J Wilson (Strathaven) 74 80 76.
231 L Gould (Bargoed) 83 73 75.
232 K Walker (Stirling Univ) 75 84 73.
233 L Murray (Alford) 73 79 81.
234 R Livingstone (Musselburgh Old) 79 80 75, M
Briggs (Kilmacolm) 79 78 77.
235 G Easton (Bargoed) 79 81 75, A Ingram (Fort William) 76 79 80.
236 J Rodert (Sweden) 80 81 75.
237 R Watson (Elie & Earlsferry Ladies) 79 83 75.
238 L Walker (Nairn Dunbar) 78 82 78.
239 P Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) 85 79 75.
240 K O'Sullivan (Cochrane Castle) 82 83 75.
265 E Briggs (Kilmacolm) 90 88 87
--- (best net aggregate in the under 14 category)
9th July 2005:The Janice Moodie Trophy
is looking for entries for
the Janice Moodie Trophy for Under 21 girls on Friday 22nd
July from 10:30am to 14:30 pm. The entry fee is £7.00.
22nd June 2005: Ayrshire win the Kennedy Salver
Renfrewshire’s Girls did not have a very successful Kennedy
Salver yesterday at
In the morning we were drawn against
Lanarkshire – Full handicap allowance given
Jennifer Rossi (14) lost to Allison
Lewis (12) 1 hole
Lucy Bannerman (14) beat Gillian
McMann (15) 5/4
Eilidh Briggs (16) lost to Gillian
Scanlan (20) 6/5
Catherine Conejo-Watt (19) lost to
Jenny Potter (21) 6/5
Laura Johnston (27) lost to Kate
Brodie (31) 4/3
Renfrewshire 1 Lanarkshire 4
Other result from the morning – Ayrshire 4 Dunbartonshire
& Argyll 1
In the afternoon we were
Jennifer Rossi lost to Jill Meldrum (15) 4/3
Lucy Bannerman lost to Nichola
Ferguson (18) 6/5
Eilidh Briggs lost to Lisa Byrne
Catherine Conejo-Watt beat Kirsten
Scott (19) 4/3
Nicky Wlson (28) beat Lauren Meldrum
Renfrewshire 2 Dunbartonshire
& Argyll 3
were the overall winners, comfortably beating
Lanarkshire in the final.
Renfrewshire girls were disappointed with the result but it
was a valuable learning experience which will hopefully help us next
year. Their thanks go to the ladies who came to support them. Their
ball-spotting skills were greatly appreciated.
Gillian Kyle - Junior Secretary
16th June 2005: Megan in Scottish Schools squad
had a top ten finish at the
Scottish Schoolgirls Championship over the
Devlin and Torrance Courses at St
Andrews Bay on Monday 13th June.
See the full details at the
Website on Monday 13th June 2005
She has been named,
along with 9 others, to be included in a squad from which a team of six
will be chosen to play in the Scottish Schools International match
against the English Schools at
Glasgow Gailes on 19 September
13th June 2005: East beats West in
Scottish Girls Inter-division Championship
|East beat West 3-0 in the final of the inaugural
Scottish girls' inter-division team championship, sponsored by BP, at
Ballumbie Castle Golf Club near
Dundee yesterday (Sunday).
North, who had been beaten 2-1 by East in Saturday's semi-finals, won
the third-place play-off by 2 1/2- 1/2 against South.
EAST 3, WEST 0
S Watson & Livingston bt Briggs &
Neilson 1 hole; Turner & Edwards bt McPherson
& Pretswell 3 and 2; R Watson & Harvey bt Smith & Lewis 6 and 4.
The West Team
11th June 2005: WEST MEETS
EAST IN GIRLS' FINAL
will play East in the final of the inaugural
Scottish Ladies Golfing Association girls' inter-divisional team golf
championship over the Ballumbie Castle
course, near Dundee on Sunday morning (10.30am).
Each semi-final was decided on three foursomes and East beat North 2-1
while West beat South 3-0.
EAST 2, NORTH 1
(East players first)
Sally Watson & Rachael Livingtone bt Rebecca Wilson & Sally Kettlewell 3
Jane Turner & Amanda Edwards lost to Michele Thomson & Laura Murray 4
Rebecca Watson & Hannah Harvey bt Ashton Ingram & Michelle McDonald 6
WEST 3, SOUTH 0
(West players first)
Megan Briggs & Debbie Nielson bt
Gillian Monteith & Ashley McDonald 6 and 4.
Morag McPherson & Pamela Prestwell bt Isla Craigie & Ailsa Mitchell 7
Vicky Smith & Alison Lewis bt Amy Ford & Rachael Harvey 3 and 2.
8th June 2005: Renfrewshire
Girls’ Team is Announced
The team for the
Kennedy Salver at
Clober Golf Club on Tuesday 21st
June is as follows:
Briggs, Kilmacolm – Non Playing Captain
Lucy Bannerman, Whitecraigs
Jennifer Rossi, Whitecraigs
Eilidh Briggs, Kilmacolm
Catherine Conejo-Watt, Williamwood
Laura Johnston, Eastwood
Nicky Wilson, Whitecraigs
All the girls have been
practicing hard and would appreciate the support from the
Renfrewshire Ladies at
7th June 2005: Mhairi Mckay Trophy,
Old Ranfurly Golf Club
|The annual match between West Girls and East girls
was played on Sunday the 5th June at Old Ranfurly.
The match was won by West Girls 5 to 3
The match was played on handicap.
Results (West names first, hcap in brackets)
Megan Briggs (4) beat Amanda Edwards
Pamela Presswell (5) lost by 1 hole to Rachael Livingstone (4)
Debbie Neilson (8) lost to Ashleigh Wilton (5) 3/2
Morag Macpherson (8) beat Rebecca Watson (6) by 1 hole
Vicki Smith (13) beat Hannah Harvey (7) 5/4
Alison Lewis (13) beat Louise Macgregor (7) by 1 hole
Kerry Differ (13) beat Arlene McGarty (14) 3/2
Jill Meldrum (16) lost to Cara Easton (19) 7/6
29th May 2005: Renfrewshire v Ayrshire
Renfrewshire Girls had a great match against
Girls today (Sunday 29th May) at
Prestwick St Nicholas with breezy but
had a more experienced team with handicaps ranging from 8 to 27,
whereas Renfrewshire’s ranged from 21 to 36. The game ended in a draw
with the last 2 matches going to the 18th hole!
Renfrewshire Team was –
Catherine Conejo-Watt (Williamwood)
Laura Johnston (Eastwood
Nicky Wilson (Whitecraigs
Alison Howie (Whitecraigs)
Kate Hamilton (Whitecraigs)
Eilidh Hamilton (Eastwood)
Saorcha Warren (Eastwood)
With such a young team doing so
well, the future looks bright for Renfrewshire Girls! Watch this space!
26th May 2005 : Megan is reserve for European
Girls Team Championship
has been named as first
reserve by the SLGA for the
European Girls Team Championship 5-7 July 2005.The four man team
will fly to Lucerne, Switzerland for the
The squad, to be captained by former international Sheena Wood
(Aberdeen Ladies), is:
Carly Booth (Auchterarder).
Krystle Caithness (St Regulus).
Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar).
Sally Watson (Elie & Earlsferry).
1 Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm).
2 Roseanne Niven (Crieff).
13th May 2005: Megan Briggs selected for coaching by
|Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm)
is one of 9 youngsters who has been selected for coaching by Butch
Harman later this month. Harmon the former coach of Tiger Woods
and his brothers are hosting the Red Bull
Masters Class at St Andrews Bay
and Kingsbarns on May 30-31. At the
end of the program Harmon will chose 4 players who have
demonstrated the talent and commitment to improving their game for a
free week's tuition at the Harmon School of
Golf in Houston Texas
3rd May 2005: Eilidh Briggs does it again
in the St Leonards
|Leading Girl prizewinners in
the St Leonards School, St Andrews national junior school
championships over the Strathtyrum and
Balgove courses last week were:
Under-9 years: L Whyte (Lawhead) 78.
Under-11 years: 1 M McCulloch (New Park) 84, 2 A Miarnau (Malsis School)
Under-13 girls: 1 E Briggs (Bridge of Weir) 81,
2 J Graham (Dumfries Acad) 89, 3 A Taylor (Northmuir) 99.
25th April 2005: Junior Coaching at the Mearns Golf
Academy with SLGA Coach Karyn Dallas
Mearns Golf Academy (Sunday 24th April) the juniors
had a great day with 3 hours of Coaching with SLGA Coach Karyn
Dallas and RLCGA Coach
To see some photos of the day click here :
17th April 2005: West of Scotland Girls: Eilidh
Briggs wins again
April Medal At Troon Portland
on 16th April, SSS 75, CSS 74
Best Scratch Morag MacPherson Turnberry 88
Winner Silver Zoe Differ Dullatur 86 less 20 nett 66
Winner Bronze Eilidh Briggs Ranfurly
castle 90 less 21 nett 69
8th April 2005(Friday) SLGA St
Leonards U16 Championship --- The Briggs Sisters do well
Defending champion Krystle
Caithness (St Regulus) pipped Carly Booth (Auchterarder) for
the second year in a row for the title in the
SLGA St Leonards Under-16 girls' open stroke-play championship at
Strathtyrum Course, St Andrews
This year the two-round event was reduced to
27 holes because of the
bitterly-cold high winds which made both days a trial of endurance and
stamina rather than quality golf.
Scotland 1 - represented by Krystle, Carly and Roseanne Niven
- retained the team title with a total of 223 - nine shots ahead of
England - with Scotland 2 - Kelsey MacDonald, Jane Turner
and Megan Briggs - third on 235.
Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm),
pictured right, playing
had the best net aggregate of 105 with net scores of 72 and 33.
She won by one shot from Camilla Tait (St Regulus), playing off 20.
(Tournament reduced to 27 holes because of high winds)
111 K Caithness (St Regulus) 75 36.
112 C Booth (Auchterarder) 77 35.
113 R Connor (Manchester) 77 36.
123 M Briggs (Kilmacolm) 80 43,
138 E Briggs (Kilmacolm) 94 44,
223 Scotland 1 (K Caithness, R Niven, C Booth).
232 England (H Barwood, R Connor, E Taylor).
235 Scotland 2 (K MacDonald, J Turner, M
239 Ireland (V Bradshaw, S Meadow, S Cunningham).
248 Wales (L J Roberts, S Colecliffe, A Carling).
251 Netherlands (K Zaanen, C Kortekaas, L The).
Well done Megin and Eilidh
(Thanks go to Gillian Kirkwood for the
News and Photograph of Eilidh)
29th March 2005: News from our Junior Secretary
As new Junior Secretary, I have begun the season
by arranging coaching for our 1st Squad in order to get to know them a
little better and to prepare for the all important
Kennedy Salver on June 21st.
The following girls have attended Mearns
Castle Golf Academy for 3 lessons with Karyn Burns. We
have met on Sunday mornings and have covered long and short game
Lucy Bannerman – Eastwood,
Eilidh Briggs – Kilmacolm ,
Catherine Conejo-Watt – Williamwood,
Emma Crichton – Kilmacolm
Kate Hamilton – Whitecraigs , Alison Howie –
Laura Johnston – Eastwood, Kirsty
McConnell – Eastwood,
Amy Morrice – East Renfrewshire ,Jennifer
Rossi – Whitecraigs,
Saorcha Warren – Eastwood and Nicky Wilson –
We have a special coaching day with Karyn Dallas (SLGA coach)
on Sunday 24th April concentrating on
the short game. The above girls, together with the 18 to 21 year old
girls, have been invited to this 3 hour session.
I have also managed to organise 2 coaching sessions , again with
Karyn, for some of our younger girls with no handicaps but who have done
well in our Stableford competition at Whitecraigs. Ages ranged from 10
to 15 years and there seems a lot of promise out there for the future.
This squad included –
Caroline Carslaw - Caldwell,
Heather Conejo-Watt – Williamwood
Jane Dickson – Fereneze , Ailsa Doak –
Heather Kyle – East Renfrewshire , Victoria
MacIver – East Renfrewshire
Jennifer MacLeod – Cathcart Castle , Alex
Miller – East Renfrewshire
Louise Murray – Fereneze, Emma Robertson –
Linsey Stevenson – Whitecraigs, Jenna Watson –
Forthcoming events for the Juniors include-
Friendly match against
Ayrshire – 29th May at Prestwick St Nicholas
Kennedy Salver – 21st June at Clober
Junior County Championship – 8th
August at East Renfrewshire
Renfrewshire Stableford Competition –
4th September at Whitecraigs
Friendly match against
Ayrshire – September – date and venue to be arrannged
The Junior Convenors met in March
and this was an excellent evening discussing all our Junior experiences
and hopes for our Sections. Child Protection is a massive area to get
organised this year but as a County we seem to be getting on top of it
and only 3 days ago our own policy was accepted by the SGU. Now
we can officially appoint a Child Protection Officer then get all the
The Convenors have decided to
meet at the end of the season as well this year to assess our efforts!
This meeting will take place on Wednesday 2nd
November at 7.30pm, probably at Haggs Castle Golf Club.
8th March 2005: SLGA St Leonards Under
16 Open Stroke Play Championship
The closing date for the Scottish Under 16
Championship to be held over the Strathtyrum
Course at St Andrews, is Friday 11 March at 12 noon. Pick up an
entry form on the
7th March 2005: West of Scotland Girls 2005 Fixtures:
Just to let you know that Moira
Begbie (West of Scotland Girls Secretary) has
sent the Fixtures for
2005 to Gillian Kirkwood . To see them
click on this link. West
of Scotland Girls 2005 Fixtures
The match against East girls will be playing for a cup donated by
Mhairi Mckay so
they are hoping to have some support on the day and make it an
5th March 2005: Megan Briggs in
the Under 16 Scottish Team
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm)
selected for the Scotland Team
for the St Leonards under 16 Open Strokeplay Championship,
Strathtyrum Course,St Andrews 7-8 April 2005