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August  2007

Wednesday 29th August 2007: Please support D&A in the County Finals at Tulliallan-- THEY SUPPORTED US LAST YEAR

bullet HEAR ALL ABOUT IT   --- Click on the link

Remember the excitement of D&A winning the County Jamboree at Prestwick St Nicholas --- Jamboree Photos and Video

Well the County Finals are from Friday 31st August to Sunday 2nd September and take place at Tulliallan Golf Club,  

Jean Campbell (webmaster for D&A) pictured on the LHS is looking for support from everyone in the West of Scotland. There should be some great matches so please do come along.

Please do remember that last year when Renfrewshire was in the finals Helen MacGregor (Captain of D&A) caddied for us on the last day.


Draw for County finals at Tulliallan Golf Club

Friday 31st August
Aberdeenshire v Midlothian
Dunbarton & Argyll v Dumfriesshire

Saturday 1st September
Dumfriesshire v Aberdeenshire
Midlothian v Dunbarton & Argyll

Sunday 2nd September
Dumfriesshire v Midlothian
Dunbarton & Argyll v Aberdeenshire

Matches commence at 9.30 and 1.30 each day



Tuesday 28th August: Handicaps to be based on nine holes

In a move which could in theory affect 1˝-million of Britain's golfers, club golf competitions played over nine holes are set to count for handicap purposes as from January. The proposal is a welcome innovation in the Council of National Golf Unions' new Unified Handicapping System, drafts of which have been handed to The Daily Telegraph by a source.

Read all about it in the Daily Telegraph News Article


Monday 27th August 2007: Lindsay and Lorraine in the RLCGA Rosebowl final at Eastwood Golf Club

Lindsay Mathie (Cochrane Castle) and Lorraine Morrow (Erskine) are in the County Rosebowl Final. The Rosebowl Final will be played at Eastwood Golf Club on Sunday 9th September 2007 at 4p.m.
 To see all the results go to 2007 County Rosebowl


Saturday 25th August 2007: Megan wins International Team Trophy in Belgium

Scottish golfing teenagers Kelsey and Megan played brilliantly in the Belgian Junior International Championship which ended at the Royal Golf Club of Belgium in Brussels today.
First, Kelsey MacDonald, a 16-year-old from Nairn, finished runner-up in the girls’ championship – and won the Girls’ International Team Trophy in partnership with Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm).
RLCGA's Megan Briggs, beaten by Carly Booth in the final of the Scottish Under-18 girls match-play championship at Peterhead last month, had scores of 80, 75, 75 and 77 for 307. She finished tied 16th.
Kelsey and Megan’s combined scores gave them winning total of 600 in the girls’ international team trophy event. They finished two shots ahead of South Africa’s Kim Williams & Monique Smith

284 Alessia Knight (Ita) 72 69 72 71.
293 Kelsey MacDonald (Sco) 75 73 72 73.
295 Rebecca Huber (Swi) 76 72 73 74.
299 Lorena De Lope (Spa) 76 76 76 71.
300 Kim Williams (SAf) 75 71 76 78.
Other scores:
307 Megan Briggs (Sco) 80 75 75 77 (jt 16th).
318 Ciara Butler (Ire) 82 76 78 83 (jt 26th).
319 Lucy Simpson (Ire) 82 76 78 83 (28th).

600 Scotland (Kelsey MacDonald & Megan Briggs).
602 South Africa (Kim Williams & Monique Smith).
606 Belgium (V Gevers & L Gonzalez-Escallon).
Other placing:
637 Ireland (Ciara Butler & Lucy Simpson) (7th).


Friday 24th August 2007: The Draw for the Autumn Meeting is available

Dorothy Yates has completed the draw for the Autumn Meeting to be played over Ralston on Thursday 13th September. To see it CLICK HERE


Monday 20th August 2007: Megan selected for the Home Internationals at Dunbar

The Scotland team for the Women's Home Internationals at Dunbar Golf Club from September 12 to 14 is:

MEGAN BRIGGS (Kilmacolm)
PAMELA PRETSWELL (Bothwell Castle)
JENNA WILSON (Strathaven
1 Louise KENNEY (Pitreavie)
2 Sara BISHOP (Cochrane Castle)
3 Rachael LIVINGSTONE (Musselburgh Old)


Friday 17th August 2007: Megan is selected for LGU Team

The LGU has named a squad of eight juniors to compete at North Berwick from 12 to 14 October against a selection of the players who were in the recent Vagliano Trophy match at St Andrews.
Scotland are represented by their Under-18 girls’ champion Carly Booth, Renfrewshire County Champion Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) the losing finalist in that championship at Peterhead, Sally Watson, 16, who played all four rounds in the recent Ricoh British Women’s Open, and Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell) the Lanarkshire women's champion.


Carly Booth, Scotland
Megan Briggs, Scotland
Henrietta Brockway, England
Ellie Givens, England
Lisa Maguire, Ireland
Pamela Pretswell, Scotland
Kelly Tidy, England
Sally Watson, Scotland


Wednesday 15th August 2007: The Draw for the September Medal is available

Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle) who recently  won the Scratch Prize at the Ballater Open day with a Level Par round of 71 has completed the draw for the September Medal over Greenock. To see to draw sheet Click Here

Well done Gillian on your success


Sunday 12th August 2007: Past Captain Aileen Wilson tells about all the players she met at The Women's British Open at St Andrews

Aileen Wilson and Lorena Ochoa

The Competition Course was set from the Men's Medal Tees, and each tee was
at least 30 yards and sometimes a lot longer - I do not think TV or the
papers highlighted this.
On the Monday 30th July, it was good to see Catriona Matthew, Janice Moodie
( who was especially good to all her fans), and Clare Queen with caddy
Karyn Burns - our Renfrewshire Coach. Karyn must have been so fit - judging
by the size and weight of golf bag she carried round!!
Mhairi McKay was just the same as ever, chatted away and introduced me to
her fiance Dave. I gave them best wishes for the future.
Meanwhile, Jennifer Graham was walking out on the course and at the 12th,
(314 yards,) she came across Michelle Wie , her parents and caddy. Michelle
was trying out various clubs to play the 12th from her 5 iron to her driver
and Jennifer was giving her all her advice!!!- When Michelle insisted on
using her driver - Jennifer told her it was too much and was delighted to be
proved correct as her drive went straight through the green!.
Then along with Sally Coster (D&A member) we went to practice area and
watched the players working hard at their games. Michelle Wie was getting
advice from David Leadbetter, Karrie Webb was working hard , Karen Koch had
her two children Oliver and Simonze along, Catriona, Morgan Pressel, Paula
and of course Annika Sorenstram - all working so hard. Annika
was just finishing and Jennifer and Sally had a chat with her
before she went off to do some PR.
On Tuesday 31st July we got up early and went down early to watch many well
know players going off the 1st tee. What good swings- I expected most of
them to beat par- wrong again!!
Lorena Ochoa there and what a pleasant and approachable girl she was - quite
prepared to chat for ages, about everything. I wish I could say it was in
Spanish, but it was not apart from 'Que tenga suerte, Lorena' (Good luck in
Spanish). As the world No 1 her swing looked very good.
Congratulations to Lorena Ochoa on her win- her first major and especially
at St. Andrews Old Course, and with a course record of 67.
It was great that Mhairi McKay equalled the record over THAT course on the
Sunday .
Well done all the players , for entertaining us and being so approachable,
and let us look forward to 2008 when we see the Curtis Cup to be played over
the Old Course.
Aileen --- thanks for all your news and the terrific photo.


Friday 10th August 2007: Megan is in the Scottish Winning Team

The 2007 Scotttish Girls Hme International Team
Photo courtesy of Tom Ward

The Scottish team have become Champions at Southerndown winning the Girls’ International Matches

The Scottish team have become Champions at Southerndown winning the Girls’ International Matches, by an impressive score of 23 1/2 points equalling their score of 2006.  Ireland came in second loosing only to Scotland.  England were third despite winning more individual matches than Ireland.  Final Results:
1st -  Scotland  
2nd - Ireland    
3rd -  England   
4th -  Wales 
As expected they beat the pointless Wales comfortably, 8 1/2-1/2 to finish the three-day programme with three wins out of three.
Ireland upset England 5-4 in the other match to finish runners-up.
Foursomes: K Caithness, S Watson bt L J Roberts, J Bradbury 8 and 7; M Briggs, C Booth halved with A Rees, K O'Connor; P Pretswell, J Turner bt A Carling, K Millere 1 hole (2 1/2- 1/2).
Singles: Booth bt B Davies 2 and 1, Watson bt H Boulden 5 and 4, Niven bt Carling 6 and 4, MacDonald bt Roberts 7 and 6, Pretswell bt O'Connor 2 and 1, Caithness bt Rees 5 and 4 (6-0).

Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report


Thursday 9th August 2007: Megan is a winner against England on the 2nd Day of the Girls Home Internationals

Scotland took a huge step towards retaining the girls' home internationals golf title with a crushing 7-2 win over arch-rivals England on the second day at Southerndown Golf Club, South Wales.
In the other match, Ireland beat Wales 7 1/2-1 1/2.
Scotland, the only team with two wins out of two, finish their programme by playing Wales.
The Under-18 Scots girls took a 2-1 lead in the foursomes with Krystle Caithness and Sally Watson 4 and 2 winners of the top tie. Carly Booth and Megan Briggs, and Kelsey MacDonald and Roseanne Niven figured in square games.
The Scots showed their class in the singles with wins by Carly Booth (4 and 2), Sally Watson (2 and 1), Megan Briggs (3 and 2), Pamela Pretswell (2 and 1) and halved games for Roseanne Niven, who had been three down at the turn, and Krystle Caithness, who was one down on the 16th tee.
England names first.
Foursomes: E Givens, H Barwood lost to K Caithness, S Watson 4 and 2; K Tidy, R Dyer halved with C Booth, M Briggs; R Connor, K Mundy halved with K MacDonald, R Niven (1-2)l
Singles: Givens lost to Booth 4 and 2, Tidy lost to Watson 2 and 1, Douglass lost to Briggs 3 and 2, Clyburn lost to Pretswell 2 and 1, Connor halved with Niven, Barwood halved with Caithness (1-5)l
Other result:
WALES 1 1/2, IRELAND 7 1/2
Foursomes: 1 1/2-1 1/2.
Singles: 0-6.
Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report


Wednesday 8th August 2007: Megan does well against Ireland on the 1st day of the Home Internationals

Scotland play England tomorrow in what is very likely to be the title decider in the girls' home golf internationals at Southerndown Golf Club, South Wales.
Both countries looked a cut above the opposition in scoring big wins on a windy opening day.
Scotland, the defending champions, beat Ireland 7 1/2-1 1/2 after the Irish had held their own in the foursomes. Scotland won all six singles.
England whitewashed Wales 9-0, winning all three foursomes and six singles.

County Champion Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) played with Carly Booth in the morning foursomes to halve their match and then went onto win her singles afternoon tie
Foursomes - K Caithness, S Watson bt S Cunningham, A Murphy 4 and 3; C Booth, M Briggs halved with V Bradshaw, S Meadow; K MacDonald, R Niven lost to Lisa Maguire, Leona Maguire 1 hole (1 1/2-1 1/2).
Singles - Booth bt K Gallagher 4 and 3, Watson beat Bradshaw 6 and 5, Niven beat Lisa Maguire 2 and 1, P Pretswell beat L Mernagh 1 hole, M Briggs beat Leona Maguire 1 hole, Caithness beat Meadow 5 and 4 (6-0).


Tuesday 7th August 2007:The De Vere Ladies Scottish Open

After an 11 year absence the Ladies European Tour has announced the return of the Ladies Scottish Open. De Vere has become title sponsor making the De Vere Ladies Scottish Open one of the most hotly anticipated ladies golf events in the Golfing calendar.

The chosen course, The Carrick at Cameron House is named after the award winning Canadian golf architect Douglas Carrick. The course is a traditional Scottish heath land course in design, using long grasses, gorse, heather, deep bunkers and water features amidst the undulating landscape. The 18-hole par 71 course straddles the Highland Boundary Fault line - the front 9 holes are played in the Lowlands and the back 9 holes in the Highlands.

The player field will be 126 players, playing in a 54 hole championship spread over three days, each day playing in a 3 ball. The prize fund currently stands at €200,000

The event takes place on the 20th - 22nd September 2007 and the Ticket Hotline is 0870 272 0013
To go to the official website and read all about the players, the course and book on line then click on this link Ladies Scottish Open Website


Monday 6th August 2007: Heather Anderson wins the August Medal at Caldwell

Heather AndersonDespite loosing a ball at the 12th hole today at Caldwell Golf Club in the August Medal  Heather Anderson (Troon Ladies) had the best gross and net score of the day with a Gross 76 net 70. Heather was out in 38 and back in 38.

June Lockhart (Gleddoch) was runner up with a net 73.

The SSS 72 CSS 72

To see all the winners on the day and print out your handicap exchange letter if required, go to the Results Page
For the full list of results go to the  Howdidido Website



Sunday 5th August 2007: The Women's British Open at St Andrews --- plus Jean Campbell webmaster for D&A meets Annika Sorenstam and Carol your webmaster meets Christeen Finlayson your Vice Captain out practising her golf swing ~!!

Lorena Ochoa -- the 2007 Women's British Open ChampionWorld number one Lorena Ochoa claimed her first major title with a closing round of 74 in the Ricoh Women's British Open at St Andrews.
In the first women's professional event to be held over the Old Course, the 25-year-old from Guadalajara finished on five under par and won by four shots from Sweden's Maria Hjorth and South Korean Jee-Young Lee.
Scotland's Catriona Matthew, level par for the day, was the best of the British players in a tie for seventh on two over par.
Another Scot, Mhairi McKay, had a day to remember. She had eight birdies in a six under par 67 - equalling the professional course record set by Ochoa in round one - and bolted up the leaderboard into joint 11th place on three over.
Mhairi said: "I'm really proud of the way I played today.
"It's been terrific to have the British Open at St Andrews for a first time and today should take me a long way to retaining my full card on next year's LPGA Tour."
Melissa Reid, the gifted teenager from Chevin in Derbyshire, shot a final-round 72 and won the Smyth Salver for the leading amateur on four over par. Also of note was Sally Watson the 16 year old from Elie who was the 4th placed amateur with +12 after the 4 rounds

Your webmaster Carol has just returned from St Andrews and so has D&A's webmaster Jean Campbell --- who was lucky enough to meet Annika Sorenstam in the St Rule Clubhouse --- Click on this link to the West of Scotland site at to see her with Annika and Sally Coster

Also want to see lots of more good photographs from St Andrews Click on this Link

I was also very lucky  to meet our Vice Captain Christeen Finlayson  out practicing at Elie Golf Course before going out to be a scorer at St Andrews.

I think she had just read Karyn Burns August Golf Tip ---what do you think --- why not put your comments in the Guest Book
I personally think - slight over swing - good contact - nice follow through ! --- Should she go for a lesson with Karyn ??

Christeen on the backswing      contact with the ball   Christeen on the follow thro'

And the only other photo that I got was of  Gillian Kirkwood who was doing a grand job of refereeing over the Old Course

Gillian Kirkwood

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