2007 Junior News
2007 County Rosebowl
RLCGA Winter Foursomes 2007
Friday 26th January 2007: The County Winter Foursomes results so
far--- Last Years winners have to give a walk over --- Plus there will be
NO NEWS for a week -- but please look at the new Golf Club News
|Despite a very poor winter with lots of
rain most of the winter foursomes ties are up to date. One of
the big ties was last year's winners Anne Robinson and Fiona Roger
(Ranfurly Castle)- pictured left against the Runners Up Linda
Stevenson and Alison Finlay (Whitecraigs) - pictured rightl
had tried to play their tie about 3 times -- one of which they got
started, but unfortunately had to abandon at the 9th hole ---
The tie was then arranged for one last attempt and a coin was going to
be tossed if the match was unresolved.
However, Anne who was on a skiing holiday in Italy with her
husband was involved in an accident. Nothing to do with Anne who was
enjoying her day, but an out of control skier hit her and poor
Anne sustained quite a few injuries. She is now back home and we
all wish her a speedy recovery.
Here is a wee card from us all
Get Well Card for Anne
Matches to be played
L Brown and E MacGregor (Ranfurly Castle) now meet J Lockhart
and R Black (Gleddoch) in the semi finals in the top half of the
draw and in the bottom half of the draw the quarter final tie between
L Stevenson and A Finlay (Whitecraigs) and J
Thomson and E Bremner (Whitecraigs) is still to take place and the
other quarter final is between E Thomson and G Kyle (East
Renfrewshire) and L Hale and H Anderson (Caldwell)
For the all the results up to date go to
RLCGA Winter Foursomes 2006 - 2007
I am away on holiday
tomorrow for a week so there will be no news ---- however, please look
at the Golf Club
News link at the Top RHS of this page. This is a new
area for news from Clubs all around the West of Scotland. For example
Erskine Golf Club has given notice
of their Tri Am Open Day on the 30th May 2007 and you can print
out your entry form at home. Your Golf Club Results could be
published in this area as well as being sent to the Glasgow Herald.
In fact anything of interest that has happened at your club can be
published in this area either by emailing your news or becoming a "blogger"
and typing in your news yourself. I will help anyone who would like to
become a "blogger".
I may even put some news in that area while I am
away if I find a computer to show you that you can be
anywhere in the world and can add some news
Anyway as Karyn Burns
has said in her January Golf Tips section
--- Get out and get swinging !!!
Thursday 25th January 2007: Time is Running out for good deals at
|Time is running out!
Only a few days
left in the month of January which means you only have a few
days to take advantage of the bargains to be found in our
Don't forget, if you can't get to the Golf Academy in
person you can sign up for any of these offers over the
phone. Simply call Reception on 0141 644 8200.
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Receive an additional 20% credit when you top up a
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Wednesday 24th January 2007: Have you got your ticket for the County
The RLCGA County dinner is being held on
Wednesday 14th March 2007 at Haggs Castle Golf Club.
guest speaker is Sir Craig Reedie (pictured left).
the unsung, less high profile hero behind Lord Sebastian Coe at
the vote in Singapore which awarded the the 2012 Olympics to London.
If you have not booked a place then click and print out the following
application and return it with your cheque for £20 to Captain Beth
RLCGA Dinner Application Form
PLEASE DO COME ALONG AND ENJOY WHAT WILL BE A TERRIFIC EVENING
Monday 22nd January 2007: County Team has a little Team Bonding
19th January, six Renfrewshire Squad Members - Megan Briggs, Sara
Harman, Gillian Kyle, Lesley Robertson, Carol Whyte and Julie Wilson
along with the Captain, Vice Captain and Squad Coach, Karyn Burns, set
off for a bonding 10 pin bowling evening at Xscape, Braehead.
They divided into three teams - Captain Beth with Lesley and Megan, Vice
Captain Christeen with Gillian and Sara, and Coach Karyn with Carol and
Megan, with youth on her side, was the outstanding single
winner with Carol a close second. Despite being so good Megan
could not raise her team to collect the gold medal and this went to the
Coach's team. The silver medal went to the Captain's team and the bronze
medal was awarded to the Vice Captain's team and Christeen took great
pride in telling everyone that she could remember playing in the first
bowling alley built in Glasgow many years ago! Although there were a
few comical shots no-one disgraced themselves by flying down the
rink in between the skittles!
The Squad then visited Frankie & Benny's for an excellent one
course and after catching up with everyone's news, and a bit more
bonding, they headed home at 10.45p.m. A good night was had by all!
Saturday 20th January 2007: SLGA AGM IN PERTH
Nancy Chisholm -- retiring President
(Click to enlarge)
Margaret Rodgers retiring Chairman
(Click to enlarge)
|The SLGA AGM
took place at the Quality Hotel in Perth today.
The meeting opened with a minutes silence in memory for Jessie
Valentine and Kathleen McNeil who both passed away in the
The AGM was very long with the audience being informed of all the
changes to the SLGA who are now a Limited Company
Belle Robertson and Toni Moffat were both elected as
Vice Presidents to the SLGA for services rendered to golf
A detailed explanation of the current financial situation and future
projection by Finance Director Dr Lynne Terry, resulted in a
majority voting for an increase in annual subscription to £10 per
Ethel Jack, pictured right, from Midlothian was elected
President and Aberdeenshire's Margaret McNaughton took over as
Chairman of the Board. Winfred McCallum from Stirling and
Clackmannan replaced Margaret Rodgers, and Helen Cuthbertson
from Borders replaced Isobel Fairlie as Board members.
At the end of the meeting LGU Deputy Councillor, Shona Malcolm,
gave a status report of the One Plan for Golf and Club Golf
Click on this link to read all about it
SLGA Golf and Club Golf initiatives Presentations
Also of note was that the SLGA has appointed the highly respected
PGA professional KEVIN CRAGGS
as their new national coach as
they aim to further improve the skills of their talented young
Kevin, who also doubles as the Daily Recordís Golf Doctor, a teacher
for Bunkered Magazine and a commentator for BBC Radio Scotland,
canít wait to get to work helping Scotlandís best women golfers to
lower their score on the course.
Kevin, who has coached several top professional golfers and was
recently voted one of the top 25 golf coaches in the UK and Ireland
by Golf Monthly, said: ďI am thrilled to be joining the SLGA.
People can find out more about Kevin Craggs on his website at
Captain Beth Paterson and Vice Captain Christeen Finlayson
represented RLCGA at the meeting
Get to know all the officials (Thank you for the
photo from the SLGA)
Front row (left to right) Pat Wilson (Vice Chairman), Ethel Jack
(President), Margaret MacNaughtan (Chairman)
2nd row (l to r) Pamela Mackenzie, Sheila Pickles
3rd row (l to r) Janet Wake, Winifred MacCallum, Lynne Terry
4th row (l to r) Helen Cuthbertson, Gillian Kirkwood, Shona Malcolm
Friday 19th January 2007: Clare- Marie beaten in Florida Quarter
| Clare-Marie Carlton lost by 4 and 3 to the
No 5 seed, Lindy Duncan from Florida in the quarter-finals of the
Jones/Doherty womenís amateur tournament at Coral Ridge Country Club,
Fort Lauderdale in Florida.
Claire-Marie had been the 20th seed.
Thursday 18th January 2007:CLARE-MARIE IN QUARTER-FINALS OF
|RLCGA's Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze) is
through to the quarter-finals of the Jones-Doherty womenís amateur
golf tournament at Coral Ridge Country Club, Fort Lauderdale in Florida.
Clare-Marie, the 20th qualifier for the match-play stages, beat
Stirling university team mate Rachel Cassidy in the 1st round yesrterday
by 4 and 3 and then beat Maggie Weder from North Carolina, the 29th
qualifier, today by 4 and 3.
Clare-Marie now plays the fifth seed, Lindy Duncan from Florida.
Lindy won by 5 and 4 against Emma Tipping from Sandiway, Cheshire, the
only other Stirling student to reach the last 16.
Monday 15th January 2007: Get going with some lessons from Karyn Burns
|There is 20% off in a sale at Mearns Golf
Academy at the moment
including lesson programmes from Karyn Burns
If you are too shy to have a lesson on your own but can get a group of 4
or more together, ideally 6, she can arrange group sessions for you at
whatever time suits and for as little or as many sessions as you wish.
Just give Karyn a call and ask for her for more information either
at the Mearns Castle Academy 0141 644 8200 or on her mobile
Please note that Karyn is now also a qualified
Sports Massage Therapist.
For further discounts at Mearns Castle Golf Academy see
their recent advert
Sunday 14th January 2007: More golfing news from Clare- Marie in
a field of 89 players Renfrewshire's Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze)
and Rachel Cassidy from Dublin shared 34th place on 328 in the South
Atlantic Ladies amateur golf tournament at Oceanside Country Club,
Ormond Beach in Florida.
Clare-Marie had scores of 82, 89, 80 and 77 while Rachel had
rounds of 85, 88, 75 and 80
Dawn Dewar (Monifieth) finished 47th on 336 with scores of 88, 84, 79
The event was won by University of Maryland junior student Kelly
For the full report go to
Gillian Kirkwoods Hot News Page
Wednesday 10th January 2007: Make a note in your diary to go to the
|The SLGA Annual General Meeting will be held on
Saturday 20 January 2007 at 11.00 am in the Quality Station
Hotel, Perth. All lady members of affiliated clubs are welcome to
The agenda and relevant papers were sent to clubs in December
Sunday 7th January 2007: Karyn Burns will give us a golfing tip each
|Karyn Burns (Professional at Mearns Golf Academy)
has given us our first golfing tip for 2007. She will be giving us a
new tip each month and hopefully if we can
follow her advice we should see a BIG improvement in our game.
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE --- AND HAPPY SWINGING
Saturday 6th January 2007: Clare - Marie Carlton finishes
in the top 40 in Florida
|RLCGA County Team player Clare-Marie Carlton, a
member of Fereneze Golf Club, shot 77, 79, 77 and 79 for 312 and
a share of 34th place in the 76th Dixie amateur golf championships at
Palm Aire Country Club, Pompano Beach,
north of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
DIXIE AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIPS
Palm Aire Country Club, Pompano Beach, Florida.
LEADING FINAL TOTALS (Par 284: 4 x 71)
Players from US unless stated
290 Vicky Hurst 71 71 77 71.
291 Mayule Tomimbang 67 74 76 74.
293 Alexis Thompson 69 74 75 75, Alina Lee 72 72 74 75.
294 Michelle Shin 74 68 77 75.
296 Jane Rah 73 75 74 74, Cydney Clanton 75 77 72 72, Megan McChrystal
74 72 73 77.
297 Tiffany Chudy 75 73 74 75, Christina Hirano 73 78 68 78.
302 Laura Gonzalez-Escallon (Bel) 78 71 75 78 (Joint 18th).
308 Rachael Cassidy (Ireland) 77 78 79 74 (Joint 29th).
312 Clare-Marie Carlton (Sco) 77 79 77 79 (Joint 34th).
|Friday 5th January 2007: Renfrewshire's Clare
Marie is the best placed Scot in Florida|
|Stirling students Clare-Marie Carlton RLCGA
& Fereneze and Rachael Cassidy from Dublin were lying joint 29th and
32nd going into the fourth and final round of the 76th Dixie womenís
amateur golf championship at Palm-Aire
Country Club, Pompano Beach, north of Fort Lauderdale in Florida.
Strong winds made scoring difficult in the third round, although there
were one or two exceptional sub-par scores.
Clare-Marie has had rounds so far of 77, 79 and 77 for a 54-hole
tally of 233 over the par-71 course.
DIXIE AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIPS
Palm-Aire Country Club, Pompano Beach, Florida.
LEADING THIRD-ROUND TOTALS
WOMEN (Par 213: 3 x 71)
217 Mayule Tomimbang 67 74 76.
218 Alexis Thompson 69 74 75, Alina Lee 72 72 74.
219 Megan McChrystal 74 72 73, Christina Hirano 73 78 68, Michelle Shin
74 68 77, Vicky Hurst 71 71 77.
233 Clare-Marie Carlton (Scotland) 77 79 77 (Joint 29th).
234 Rachael Cassidy (Ire) 77 78 79 (Joint 32nd).
|Monday 1st January 2007 :Happy New Year to one and
||After a fantastic 2006 season for the
RLCGA County Team and many of its players.
We now go forward into
a new year and hope to keep up the high standards on and off the golf
To see some of the highlight review photos from 2006 click on the picture
on the left hand side
Open Up Your New Year Card
RING IN THE BELLS
on the picture on the RHS to get a toast to you all and click on the link
on the LHS to view your New Year Card