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February 2007

Wednesday 28th February 2007: News from Kate O'Sullivan

Kate O'SullivanThe High Point University women's golf team carded the second lowest round
of the day on Tuesday to earn a fourth-place finish at the season opening
Fighting Camel Spring Classic at the Keith Hills Golf Club Course #1.

The Panthers shot a 314 yesterday and finished with a two-day total of 636,
just one shot behind co-runner-ups Mercer and Illinois State. HPU trimmed
eight strokes off their opening round score of 322.

RLCGA's Kate O'Sullivan fired a final round even-par 72 to earn a runner-up
finish with a tournament total of 149. Kate was one stroke behind
individual medalist winner Maite Ortiz dePinedo of Campbell (148).



Monday 26th February 2007: Great to see all our news reported on the Major Websites

Colin Farquharson who reports on all the golf news around the country has sent me this message. I  discovered that Dr Maureen Richmond is a member of Royal Liverpool Golf Club at Hoylake, no less!
One of the first Scottish ladies championships I covered was at Nairn in 1974 when Maureen Walker won just about every trophy that was a-going in the qualifying and then lost before the final in which Dr Aileen Wilson (Haggs Castle) beat Kathleen Lackie at the 22nd. ---- Thanks for the info Colin

Go to Colin's Website ----Scottish Golf View plus Gillian Kirkwood Website and thanks again to Fiona Roger for the photos


Sunday 25th February 2007: List of Prizewinners at the Spanish Seniors

Fiona, Maureen, Barbara, Pam, Jennifer,Helen and Janice
From L - R: Fiona, Maureen, Barbara, Pam, Jennifer, Helen and Janice

Apart from congratulations to Kilmacolm's Maureen Richmond and Barbara Biggart at the Spanish Seniors last week. RLCGA would like to congratulate Past Lanarkshire Captain Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) for being runner up in the handicap section and Past D&A Captain Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) who was in the Team Runners Up position behind Spain
To see the final lists click here List of Prizewinners and Team Scores
To see some photos courtesy of Fiona Roger -- Click below. Then click on a photo to make it bigger and click on it to make it smaller -- plus make sure your sound is turned on (may need broadband)

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Friday 23rd February 2007: Honorary RLCGA Member Maureen Richmond is runner up in the Spanish Seniors

Maureen Richmond

The Italian François Colmant became the Spanish Seniors  Champion today at  the  Club of Golf of Bonalba (Alicante). A final  round of 79 , which was one better than her first round and one less than the total  by RLCGA's  Maureen Richmond (Kilmacolm)
Maureen who was the leader after day one had a chance to  force a play-off by sinking a putt on the last green. However it was not to be and the Italian won by one shot.

Final Results
1 - François Colmant (ITA) 157 (78+79)
2. - Maureen Richmond (SCO) 158 (77+81)
3. - Ana Vilella (SPA) 161 (80+81)

Other  Scots:
13 - P Williamson (Baberton) 166 (83+83)
15 - J Paterson (Drumpellier) 167 (83+84)
21 - H Faulds (Douglas Park)  171 (87+84)
57 - B Biggart (Kilmacolm) 181 (93+88)
63 - F Roger (Ranfurly Castle) 184 (94+90)
75 - J Mack (Haggs Castle) 192 (97+95)

Final Results in the 2007 Spanish Seniors

Leading totals
319 Spain A (C Marsans, M Yanes, A Vilella).
324 Scotland A (H Faulds, M Richmond, P Williamson), Sweden B.
326 Sweden A.
353 Scotland B (B Biggart, J Mack, J Paterson).

Maureen who studied medicine at Edinburgh University and is now a GP in England had a magnificent record  in her earlier years as a golfer   --- SEE LIST BELOW  Now as a Senior --- What a terrific achievement by Maureen and we congratulate her on her success.

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


Thursday 22nd February 2007: Maureen Richmond leads the Spanish Seniors after the 1st round ---  Megan Briggs has been invited to attend the SLGA winter training in Spain --- plus Jennifer Jenkins leads the European Girls again

Winter Training Camp 2007

 The SLGA is holding its annual Winter Training Camp in Pals, Northern Spain from March 10-24 2007.   The training will be led by the newly appointed SLGA National Coach, Kevin Craggs.  Players from the Senior SLGA squads have been invited to attend for one of the two weeks.   Those available to attend are:


Week 1 -  March 10th -17th 2007

Emma Fairnie, Kerri Harper, Lesley Hendry, Edwina Lowrey-Gold, Kelsey MacDonald, Gillian Monteith, Laura Murray, Jane Turner, Rebecca Watson and Rebecca Wilson


 Week 2 -  March 17th - 24th 2007

Sara Bishop, Carly Booth, Megan Briggs, Krystle Caithness, Rachael Livingstone,

Fiona Lockhart, Pamela Pretswell, Sammy Vass, Kylie Walke and Jenna Wilson


Team Captains Announced
The SLGA is pleased to announce the Team Captains for 2007.
European Ladies Team   - Lesley Johnston
European Girls Team  - Jennifer Jenkins (RLCGA)
European Senior Team   - Pam Gordon
Ladies Home International Team  - Jayne Smith
Girls Home International Team  - Katrina Milne 
Senior Home International Team   - Joan Marshall 

Honorary RLCGA member Maureen Richmond (nee Walker) --- Kilmacolm
is in the lead of the Spanish Seniors with a 77 which was the the best gross of the the day in a field of 90 players
Leader Board --- after Round 1
1.- Maureen Richmond (SCO) 77
2.- Beatriz Ramírez de Haro (ESP) 78
+.- Gunilla Ekman (SWE) 78
+.- François Colmant (ITA) 78

Other Scots:
14- Pamela Williamson (Baberton) 83
+ - Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) 83
27 - Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) 87
64 - Barbara Biggart (Kilmacolm) 93
72 - Fiona Roger (Ranfurly Castle) 94
82 - Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) 97

Full List of Day1 Results


Wednesday 21st February 2007: Email from Spain-- Maureen and Barbara are 3rd in the Foursomes/ Best Ball --- then the full story

Carol   -  About to send you all the info about the seniors but see you have already beaten us  to it!! Having a lovely time. Weather indifferent.  Company rubbish. Food and drink good. Course wanders through a building site.  Greens very tricky.
Maureen and Barbara finished 8 6 4 to lose out on first place by one stroke.  Winning score 156. 
All looking forward to doing battle in the individual tomorrow.
Fiona, Janice, Helen and Jennifer

Barbara Biggart and Maureen RichmondThe  Spanish partnership of  Marta Estany and Vicky Pertierra won the Senior Womens "Doubles" Championship today at the Club of Golf of Bonalba, in Alicante. On a day that was cloudy and very windy the scoring was exceedingly difficult. Congratulations go to RLCGA's Maureen Richmond and Barbara Biggart on their tremendous achievement in just missing out on the big win by 1 or 2 shots and ended up being 3rd overall 1 shot behind the Spanish winners

Maureen Richmond and Barbara Biggart
FINAL Scores. - Marta Estany (ESP) /Vicky Pertierra (ESP) 156 (75+81)
2. - Cristina Marsans (ESP) /Beatriz Ramirez de Haro (ESP) 157 (77+80) (Better 2nd round)
3. - Barbara Biggart (SCO) /Maureen Richmond (SCO) 157 (75+82) 
4- Erika Annison (SWE) /Edeltraut Jacob (GER) 157 (73+84)

Other Scots:

7 - Pamela Williamson and Diane Williams (Can) 161 (80+81)
12 - Helen Faulds and Janice Paterson 164 (80+84)
29 - Jennifer Mack anfd Fiona Roger 175 (87+88)

Final Scores on the Doors


Tuesday 20th February 2007:  Barbara and Maureen have a terrific first round in the Spanish Seniors Better Ball

The 1st Round of the Spanish Seniors  took place at Bonalba Golf Club , and the Swedish pairing of  Ann-Beau Sveningson and Gunilla Ekman  carded a 72 to put themselves in the lead after the 1st round which was played as a  better ball.
RLCGA's Barbara Biggart and Maureen Richmond had a terrific 75 to be placed 4th at the end of todays play. Tomorrow will be played as foursomes
 Results Day 1 (at the end of the first day)
1. - Ann-Beau Sveningson (SWE) /Tunilla Ekman (SWE) 72
2. - Erika Asnnison (SWE) /Edeltraut Jacob (GER) 73
3. - Araceli Jover (ESP) /María Torrens (ESP) 74
4=. - Barbara Biggart (SCO) / Maureen Richmond (SCO) 75

Others Scots:
17= Helen Faulds and Janice Paterson 80
17= Pamela Williamson and Diane Williams (Canada) 80
37= Jennifer Mack and Fiona Roger 87

1st Round Results (Better Ball)    Wednesday Starting Times ( Foursomes)



Sunday 18th February: The Spanish Seniors 2007:

RLCGA's Barbara Biggart (Kilmacolm) Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle), Fiona Roger (Ranfurly Castle) and Honorary RLCGA Member Maureen Richmond (nee Walker)- Kilmacolm who now lives in England  are flying out to Spain today to play in the Spanish Open Senior Ladies Championships (20th - 23rd February 2007)at Golf Bonalba.
The tournament consists of 2 rounds of foursomes and Jennifer and Fiona are partners and Barbara and Maureen are teamed together. This is then followed by 2 rounds of singles and the lowest aggregate scratch score is the Spanish Seniors Champion.
Maureen who was a past Curtis Cup team member still holds a handicap of 3.5 and is the lowest handicapped player from Renfrewshire.  Fiona who plays off 11.2 is the highest handicapped player in the field of 90 accepted players for the singles event. However, with a handicap prize on offer Fiona who is the holder of the 2006 Handicap prize will be out to retain the trophy.
To see the Foursomes Partnerships Click here
To see the Singles Draw Click Here.
The other Scots in the field are Helen Faulds (Douglas Park), Janice Paterson (Drumpellier), and Pamela Williamson (Baberton)

We wish them all every success and an enjoyable week in Spain
To see where they are off to Click Here (Can see a video if on broadband)
I think that even if the golf is not good they will still have a great time !!


Friday 16th February 2007: Get you entry forms for all the SLGA events and give them your support

Click to enlarge to read the SLGA Flyer

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Click to enlarge to see SLGA Flyer

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Many of the SLGA events were poorly attended last year --- why not give them a go this year and boost up the numbers. You can download your entry forms by clicking here SLGA ENTRY FORMS. Please give them your support


Wednesday 14th February 2007: Happy Valentines Day

Hope your are all taken out for a nice candlelit dinner with wine this evening !!!??? Have a great day Your Valentine Card !!!


Sunday 11th February: Gillian Kirkwood is on holiday ---Clare Queen Scotland has her 1st major success on the Pro Circuit

Scotland's Clare Queen - sponsored by The Carrick on Loch Lomond (Drumpellier), carded a fourth round 68 to finish in 6th equal position in the ANZ Ladies Masters at Royal Pines Resort on Queensland's Gold Coast in Australia
For all the details go  Ladies European Tour Website plus click here for the Final Scores
ANZ Ladies Masters
 at Royal Pines Resort 8th - 11th February 2007
Clare Queen   

Everyone in Renfrewshire and Scotland congratulates Clare Queen (pictured left) for a splendid performance in the ANZ Ladies' Masters at Royal Pines Resort on Queensland's Gold Coast, when she shot a final round 68 and had a career best tie for sixth place.


Friday 9th February 2007: Winter foursomes at the semi final stages

In the last remaining quarter final match of the Winter Foursomes, last years runners up Linda Stevenson and Alison Patrick (Whitecraigs) made it through to the semi finals after a hard tussle against Jane Thomson and Eleanor Bremner (Whitecraigs) when the match went on to the 20th Hole !!
They now meet Eva Thomson and Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire). The other semi final is between June Lockhart and Roisin Black (Gleddoch) and Evy MacGregor and Lois Brown (Ranfurly Castle)


Monday 4th February 2007: Karyn Burns February Golf Tip

As promised Renfrewshire's Golf Coach Karyn Burns has given  a new tip for you all for the month of February. To keep up to date with all her 2007 monthly tips you will find them in the Golf Tips section


Sunday 3rd February 2007:- A  few thanks from Anne Robinson

Thank you all so much for the get well card. It really lifted my spirits and made me smile and also to look forward to when I might have a golf club in my  hand again. I should be hitting it straight down the middle with my restricted swing (a first for everything!). My broken collarbone, ribs, teeth, bruising and concussion are all taking time so daytime TV golf is a big hit with me also this is my first time back on a computer so my brain trauma must be improving. I hope you are managing out on the course in the drier weather and I hope to see you at RLCGC in the not too distant future.


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