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April 2007



Sunday 29th April 2007: Final Result of the Helen Holm from Royal Troon plus the The Past Captains Photographic shoot !!

First two rounds over Troon Portland, third round over Royal Troon.
Par 225 (3 x 75). CSS 74 74 77

211 M Reid (Chevin) 70 63 78.
214 R Bell (Ganton) 65 74 75.
217 A Decharne (France) 71 73 73.
219 B Loucks (Wrexham) 72 73 74.
220 J Wilson (Strathaven) 70 73 77, C Afonso (France) 73 70 77.

Other West of Scotland Players:
225 P Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) 74 76 75
231 K Walker (Buchanan Castle) 78 76 77,
235 C-M Carlton (Fereneze) 79 74 82.
237 A Laing (Vale of Leven) 79 75 83.
To see all the scores click here


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Here is a wee TV Show of the RLCGA Past Captains after lunch on the Championship Finals Day. Carol your webmaster was trying to take a photo of them on the 1st tee---  with a little bit of difficulty may I say !!
Megan Briggs and Clare- Marie tee off. Please give it time to load (sorry broadband users only) --- Also try using some of the TV controls

If you missed seeing some photos of the Championship Click here


Saturday 28th April 2007: Clare- Marie makes it to the final round in the Helen Holm Scottish Women's Open Amateur Championship

Clare- Marie CarltonClare- Marie Carlton (Fereneze) who lost in the Final of the RLCGA County Championship this week is the only Renfrewshire player that has made it to the final round of the Helen Holm Scottish Women's Open Amateur Championship which is to be played over Royal Troon tomorrow. Her 74 today, 5 shots better than yesterday and with an aggregate of 153 was enough to beat the cut off point of 155 to play in the final round.

Unfortunately, RLCGA Champion Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) and Ranfurly Castle's Lesley Robertson -- the only two other Renfrewshire players in a field of 90 have not made it to the last round

Par 150 (2 x 75). CSS 74 74
133 M Reid (Chevin) 70 63.
139 R Bell (Ganton) 65 74.
140 H MacRae (Dunblane New) 70 70.
142 C Lennarth (Sweden) 69 73.
143 J Wilson (Strathaven) 70 73, C Hedwall (Sweden) 77 66, C Afonso (France) 73 70.
149 N Muehl (Austria) 76 73, J Carthew (Ladybank) 73 76, L Herman (Belgium) 71 78, R Svahn (Finland) 74 75, K Caithness (St Regulus) 76 73, J Hodge (Knowle) 79 70.

Other West of Scotland Qualifiers:

150 P Pretswell (Bothwell Castle)
153 C-M Carlton (Fereneze) 79 74,
154 K Walker (Buchanan Castle) A Laing (Vale of Leven) 79 75.

West of Scotland players who did not qualify
157 L Hendry (Routenburn) 83 74.
160 M Briggs (Kilmacolm) 77 83.
162 L Robertson (Ranfurly Castle) 78 84.

To see all the 1st and 2nd round scores click here



 Played over Troon Portland (Par 75)
Yorkshire’s Rachel Bell led the sub-par surge in the first round of the Helen Holm Scottish women’s open amateur stroke-play championship with a magnificent round of 10-under-par 65 over the Troon Portland course.
It is almost certainly a record although the organising Scottish Ladies Golfing Association officials could not confirm this in the past.
FIRST ROUND--- leading scores
65 R Bell (Ganton).
69 A Vilatte(Fra), C Lennarth (Swe).
70 D Montgomery (The Lambourne), M Reid (Chevin), J Wilson (Strathaven), H MacRae (Dunblane New), L Bennett (Brokenhurst Manor).

Other West of Scotland Players:

74 P Pretswell (Bothwell Castle)--- Lanarkshire
77 M Briggs (Kilmacolm)--- Renfrewshire
78 K Walker (Buchanan Castle) --- D&A, L Robertson (Ranfurly Castle)- Renfrewshire
79 A Laing (Vale of Leven) - D& A, C-M Carlton (Fereneze), Renfrewshire
83 L Hendry (Routenburn)--- Ayrshire

To see all the 1st round scores click here


Thursday 26th April 2007: Megan retains the County Championship trophy

Megan and Clare- Marie

Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) has retained the Renfrewshire women’s golf championship she won for the first time at the age of 16 last year.
At Erskine Golf Club, Megan, who qualified in fourth position, beat 10 times record county champion Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle), the leading qualifier, for the second year in a row, this time by 4 and 3 in the morning semi-final instead of in the final.
In the final Megan beat  Stirling University student Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze), who won the title in 2003, by one hole in a very tight match. They were all square after 16 holes. Then Megan won the 17th and halved the last to be champion again.
Clare-Marie, the No2 qualifier, had beaten the No 3 seed, Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) by 3 and 1 in her semi-final.
Semi-finals – M Briggs (Kilmacolm) bt D Jackson (Cochrane Castle) 4 and 3, C-M Carlton (Fereneze) bt G Kyle (East Renfrewshire) 3 and 1.
Final – Briggs bt Carlton 1 hole

To see some photos of the Championship Click here


Wednesday 25th April 2007:Holder Megan Briggs and 10 times Champion Donna Jackson meet in tomorrows semi final

In what must prove to be an exciting game, Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) now meets 10 times champion Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle) in the first semi final match tomorrow morning.  Megan Briggs and Lesley RobertsonMegan claimed her spot by victories over local player Lorraine Morrow in the morning and then  Lesley Robertson (Ranfurly Castle) in the afternoon ---(pictured left)
Donna won against Barbara Biggart (Kilmacolm) and then Janette McCartney (Erskine) in the afternoon.

In the other half of the draw the 2003 RLCGA Champion Clare- Marie Carlton (Fereneze) progressed to the semi finals with wins over Linda McDougall (Greenock) and County Team player Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle) in the afternoon.
She now meets last years semi finalist Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) who had wins over Fiona Campbell (Erskine) and Sally Smyth (Ranfurly Castle).
To see all the results Click here


Tuesday 24th April 2007: Donna Jackson is the leading Qualifier for the 2007 County Championship at Erskine and 4 County members qualify for the West Vets Matchplay stages

Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle)10 times champion Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle) was in wonderful form today to post a gross 74 - 2 under the CSS of 76 to lead the qualifiers for this years County Championship. The next best was a 77 by both county team players Clare- Marie Carlton (Fereneze) and Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire), with Clare- Marie being runner up by virtue of the better inward half.
Lasts years winner , Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) was the only other player to break 80 on a day of heavy showers, drizzly rain and the very odd dry spell.
Donna also had the best net score of the day with a net 72 (bih) from Gillian Kyle and is this years winner of the Peggy Clark Trophy.
To see the list of qualifiers for the matchplay stages and the draw go to Results Page
You will also find the handicap exchange letters there if required.
For a full list of results go to How Did I Do

Congratulations go to Heather Anderson, Jennifer Mack, Fiona Roger and Sheila Shaw who all played in then West Vets Spring Meeting at West Kilbride. They have all qualified for the West Vets Championship finals to be played at Renfrew Golf Club on the 8th and 9th May. To see the winning scores today click here West Vets Website


Wednesday 18th April 2007: Still time to enter the West of Scotland Championship

West of Scotland Championship – Sunday  6th May 2007
Entry Fee £10 – open to all players under 15 handicap
Mrs. Isobel Crawford ‘Wingdale’  4,  Geirston Road, Kilbirnie, Ayrshire KA25 7LG.Tel: 01505 683401 – entries by 23rd April.
Isabel has advised there are plenty of spaces in the above competition and would like as many ladies to enter as possible.  Telephone entries will be now accepted.
Drumpellier is a very nice course and anyone wishing to play would be most welcome.
West of Scotland Entry Form


Monday 16th April 2007: Gleddoch Pairing of June and Roisin  are this years Winter Foursomes Winners plus the draw for the Spring Meeting / May Medal is available

Gillian Kyle, Roisin Black, June Lockhart and Evi Thomson

The final of the Winter Foursomes was played over Eastwood Golf Course this afternoon between J Lockhart and R Black (Gleddoch) and E Thomson and G Kyle (East Renfrewshire).
Eva and Gillian
had to give 6 shots to the opposition  ----- However, June and Roisin played wonderful golf and were out in 39 --- 3 over par to be 3 up at the turn. At the 10th hole after a tremendous chip by June, Roisin, then sank the putt for a birdie 3 to go 4 up. Gillian and Evi were then only 1 over par for the next  5 holes but were unable to claw back the deficit and were eventually defeated 4 and 3. To see a photo album of the day click on this link Winter Foursomes Final Photographs

The draw for the May Medal/ Spring Meeting is now complete --- To see it click here Competition Draws


Sunday 15th April 2007: The Draw for the County Foursomes --- plus come and support the Winter Foursomes Final at Eastwood tomorrow

Mamie Robin has completed the draw for the County Foursomes at Elderslie on Wednesday 2nd May. To see the draw Click here

The final of the Winter foursomes is being played at Eastwood Golf Club tomorrow-- Tee off 2:30pm between J Lockhart and R Black (Gleddoch) and E Thomson and G Kyle (East Renfrewshire). -- Do please come along and support.


Saturday 14th April 2007: Karyn Burns Monthly Golf Tip is on Putting plus why not have a  group lesson

County coach Karyn Burns from Mearns Castle Golf Academy has given us all a practice routine to help our putting. With most greens not being too good at the moment this is an excellent drill that you can even be practising indoors as well as on the practice putting green. To see her April Tip go to Golf Tips.
Also click here for a wee slideshow (need broadband)

Karyn can also do a ladies one day school which can be tailored to cover as many areas of the game as wished. If ladies get together their own group and call her on her mobile at 07720 442492 to arrange a suitable date. The day could last as long as 10am-4pm including lunch and would cost approx £60 per person - minimum of 4 people in a group.


Thursday 12th April 2007: Closing date for entry into the Scottish Championship and Maureen Richmond selected for the SLGA  Senior Squad

Scottish Championship
PLEASE NOTE:  The closing date for the Scottish Ladies (Close) Amateur Championship to be played at Kilmarnock (Barassie) 15 - 19 May 2007 is Monday 16 April 2007 at 12 noon.  Get Your Entry Form Here

The SLGA is pleased to announce the Senior squad for 2007:

Lorna Bennett (Ladybank)

Liz Campbell (Torwoodlee)

Fiona de Vries (St Rule)

Helen Faulds (Douglas Park)

Noreen Fenton (Merchants of Edinburgh)

May Hughes (Lanark)

Fiona Hunter (Baberton)

Lesley Johnston (Gullane)

Maureen Richmond (Royal Liverpool)

Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose)

Moira Thomson (North Berwick)

Margaret Tough (Falkirk)

Pam Williamson (Baberton)


Hon. RLCGA member Maureen Richmond (nee Walker) was part of the RLCGA County team in the 70's and has come back to play this year in competitive golf. She was runner up in the Spanish Seniors and partnered Barbara Biggart (Kilmacolm) in the Spanish "Doubles" in which they were 3rd. See February 2007 Club News (18th - 25th February)
bulletMaureen Walker played in the 1974 Curtis Cup team
bulletJunior Scottish Internationalist five years 1969 - 1973
bulletScottish Girls Champion 1970/71//72
bulletWest of Scotland Girls Champion 1969/70
bulletBritish Girls Champion runner up 1970/71 Winner 1972
bulletKilmacolm Champion 1971/72/73
bulletScottish Ladies Team 1972/73/74/75
bulletBritish Vagliano Team 1975
bulletBritish Ladies Team 1974/75
bullet RLCGA County Team  1974/75/76


Wednesday 11th April 2007: The West Vets Draw at West Kilbride is now available

The Draw for the West Vets Spring Meeting on Tuesday 24th April at West Kilbride can be seen at West Vets Website


Tuesday 10th April 2007:Sarah Kirby is the winner of the April Medal played at Gourock today

Congratulations go to Sarah Kirby (Ranfurly Castle) who had the best scratch score of the day and the only player to break 80. Despite having a 9 at the 8th, she was out in 39 and then came back in 40 for a  gross 79. Playing off a handicap of 10 meant she had a net 69 winning the Scratch - 12 handicap award.
Under the 19.8 stableford adjustment rule the 9 is converted to an 8 and with the  CSS being 75 for the day, Sarah was 7 under for handicap purposes and is therefore cut by 1.4 ----- Well done Sarah.

 Liz Williamson (Ranfurly Castle) was the winner of the Handicap 13 and above  division with a net 71.
To see all the results go to How Did I Do Website and for the main winners go to Results Page plus also print out your handicap exchange letter from this page to take back to your Home Club if required



HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE ------ Click on the bunnies to see your Easter Card-- make sure your sound is turned on



Thursday 5th April 2007: Renfrewshire now has a the 2007 Glenmuir Stock ready for you buy and the Masters begin today

Glenmuir Tallow RangeA new web page is now on this website. It is on the LHS links called RLCGA Shop. On it, is the new 2007 Glenmuir Range that all in Renfrewshire members can buy. Kay Black is in charge of the stock and orders are made through her. You can print out a form to fill out your order and give it or post it to Kay. Orders at County Medals will also be taken.

Thanks go to Glenmuir for supplying the photographs --- click on them in the shop page for enlargements



Tuesday 3rd April 2007: Megan is Runner Up in Leveret Trophy at Formby Links,31 March 2007 and the draw for the County Championship at Erskine is available

Megan Briggs [Kilmacolm] was runner up in this years Leveret Trophy played over a bright but very windy Formby Links on Saturday 31 March 2007.
A quality field ,including many Internationals, found a course in excellent condition but very testing and saw the CSS in round 1 increase to 74 and 75 in round 2 [SSS 72].
Leading players
Laura Jones[Royal Liverpool] 75+74 149
Megan Briggs[Kilmacolm] 76+74 150
Rhian Thomas [Vale of Glamorgan] 74+76 150
Naomi Edwards [Ganton]72 +78 150
Louisa Stirling[Formby ladies] 72+79 151
Tara Watters [Muswell Hill] 75 +77 152
Breanne Loucks [Wrexham] 77+76 153
Stephanie Evans [Vale of Llangollen] 77+ 76 153
Emma Duggleby [Malton and Norton] 75+78 153
Samantha Birks [Wolstanton] 78+ 76 154
This was the first 36 hole competition this season.


Christeen Finlayson (Vice Captain) has completed the draw for the qualifying round of the 2007 County Championship which is to be played over Erskine on Tuesday 24th April. To see the draw and all other draw sheets go to the Competition Draws Page


Monday 2nd April 2007: Winner of the March Quiz and I at least fooled one person yesterday

Congratulations go to Jennifer Graham (Haggs Castle) who (after a random draw) is the winner of last months quiz and wins a golf ball. The answers to the question were as follows : From left to right in the picture -- Brenda Stewart, Jane Thomson and Freda Tuck. The event was the County Jamboree (2006) at East Renfrewshire -- and the reason they were happy was Renfrewshire was winning.
Thanks for all who took part in the quiz and filled in the entry form. Well done to everyone who also had the correct answers.

My April fool yesterday worked on at least one person on the committee. I will not name her but I at least had a laugh !!


Sunday 1st April 2007: Your Webmaster has just had a wonderful score --- The best ever

I know I am quite reserved in not saying too much if I ever have a good score -- which is a rare event. However, I think I should tell you all that I have just had the best score ever at Ranfurly Castle. I have just shot a Gross 74 net 64 in our latest Medal round.
Perhaps you would like to know the details of my round by clicking on the following link.  Carols Score Card

I hope in Renfrewshire some of our members can  get a few scores in like this one!

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