Renfrewshire County champion Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm)
was a creditable joint 3rd in the Ness Open SLGA Order of
Merit 36-hole event at Inverness Golf Club yesterday (Sunday).
Both Megan and younger sister Eilidh had made the long
trip up north to play in the event
Par 144 (2 x 72). CSS 73 72
143 M Thomson (McDonald Ellon) 72 71.
144 K MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) 74 70.
146 R Niven (Crieff) 76 70, M Briggs (Kilmacolm) 74 72.
Other RLCGA Players:
163 E Briggs (Kilmacolm) 78 85.
Sunday 27th May 2007: Test On Line Entry Form --- Please have a Go
I seem to be getting no Renfrewshire News at the
moment apart from News around the West of
Scotlandso here is an opportunity to try out a TEST ON LINE
COMPETITION ENTRY FORM. It isn't a real county medal competition so
please do enter it to see if it works --- even if you are not a
member of the county and would like to submit your entry the more the
Click on the following link to try it out --- you should
also get a response email back to you with details of your entry
request ---- Test
Competition Entry Form
Thursday 24th May 2007:Renfrewshire's Megan Briggs and accepted for the British Women's Amateur Championships
There will be 17 Scots travelling to Alwoodley, Leeds
for the British women’s Open Amateur Championship from June 12 to 16.
The Ladies Golf Union has announced that all entrants with
handicaps of 0.8 or better have had their entries accepted.
The Scots are:
Jenna Wilson (Strathaven) +2.5.
Krystle Caithness (St Regulus) +2.4.
Carly Booth (Comrie) +2.3.
Heather MacRae (Dunblane New) +1.9.
Anne Laing (Vale of Leven) +1.3.
Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle) +1.1.
Roseanne Niven (Crieff) +1.0.
Louise Kenney (Pitreavie) +1.0.
Gemma Webster (Hilton Park) +0.6.
Sally Watson (Elie & Earlsferry) +0.5.
Rachael Livingstone (Musselburgh) +0.4.
Laura Murray (Alford) 0.1
Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder) 0.2
Sara Bishop (Cochrane Castle) 0.4
Jane Turner (Mortonhall) 0.4 Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) 0.4.
Michele Thomson (McDonald Ellon) 0.5. ON WAITING LIST
Emma Fairnie (Dunbar) Lauren Mackin (Majorca) - RLCGA
Monday 21st May 2007: News from Mearns Golf Academy
Range opening times are now back to normal following the
completion of the drainage works which represents a further
£100,000 investment in the practice facilities at the Academy.
the next few weeks the green keeping staff will be installing new
permanent distance markers and also upgrading the flag system on
the target greens which will complete the upgrade programme.
Thanks to all our customers of their patience throughout this
important programme of works which were sure will bring long term
improvements to the range outfield and enhance your enjoyment of
the practice range
Saturday 19th May 2007: Lanarkshire's Jenna Wilson is the 2007
Lanarkshire's Jenna Wilson (Strathaven)
won the 2007 Scottish Ladies Amateur Golf Championship at Kilmarnock
Barassie today. She beat Emily Olgivie (Auchterarder) 2 and 1 in
this mornings final.
Friday 18th May 2007:Results from the Scottish at Kilmarnock Barassie
Top seed Jenna Wilson from Strathaven
is through to the final of the Scottish women's amateur championship for
the first time at Kilmarnock Barassie.
She will now meet in Saturday morning's 18-hole final Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder)
who beat Michele Thomson at the 20th hole
SEMI-FINAL RESULTS Jenna Wilson (Strathaven) beat Heather MacRae (Dunblane New) 5
and 4. Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder) beat Michele Thomson (McDonald Ellon)
CLARK ROSEBOWL FINAL Wendy Nicholson (Broomieknowe) beat Pamela Williamson (Baberton)
2 and 1.
In the morning Jenna did not lose a hole and was three under par
in beating Martine Pow (Selkirk) the 2006 Championship winner
Jenna Wilson (Strathaven) bt Martine Pow (Selkirk) 7 and 6.
Heather MacRae (Dunblane New) bt Elaine Moffat (St Regulus) 2 and 1.
Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder) bt Edwina Lowery-Gold (Eaton) 3 and 1.
Michele Thomson (McDonald Ellon) bt Claire Hargan (Mortonhall) 2 and 1.
CLARK ROSEBOWL SEMI-FINALS
Wendy Nicholson (Broomieknowe) bt
Lesley Williamson (Kilmarnock Barassie) 4 and 3.
Pamela Williamson (Baberton) bt Liz
Keohone (Loudoun Gowf) 5 and 4.
Thursday 17th May 2007: Megan loses in the 1st round of the
Matchplay stages in the Scottish Championships
Plus the Draw for June Medal is available
RLCGA County Champion
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) suffered an unexpected early exit
from the match-play stages of the Scottish women's amateur championship
at Kilmarnock Barassie Golf Club this morning by being
beaten in the first round by a relatively unknown player from south of
the Border, Edwina Lowery-Gold who won by 2 and 1.
However, in the afternoon Edwina then took the scalp of British
international team player Krystal Caithness to progress to the
In the Clark Rosebowl (2nd Flight) ---- Gillian Kyle (East
Renfrewshire) beat Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle) 2 and 1
in morning and Eilidh Briggs ( Kilmacolm) in a very tight
match lost at the 19th to Past Scottish Seniors Champion Pamela
Gillian Kyle then lost 3 and 2 to Wendy Nicholson(Broomieknowe)
in the afternoon
Freda Tuck has completed the draw for the June
Medal at Lochwinnoch on Thursday 7th June. To see it Click Here
Wednesday 16th May 2007: Megan qualifies for Matchplay stages and
Gillian Kyle, Gillian McGinlay and Eilidh Briggs qualify for the Clark
SCOTTISH WOMEN’S (CLOSE) AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP at
Kilmarnock Barassie Golf Club.
QUALIFIERS FOR MATCH-PLAY
Par 150 (2 x 75). CSS 77, 77 .
151 J Wilson (Strathaven) 75 76.
153 M Thomson (McDonald Ellon) 75 78.
155 M Briggs (Kilmacolm) 76 79.
156 R Livingstone (Musselburgh Old) 77 79, E Ogilvy (Auchterarder) 72
84, H MacRae (Dunblane New) 76 80.
157 R Wilson (Monifieth) 79 78, A Bushby (Strathmore) 79 78, M Pow
(Selkirk) 79 78, A F Ramsay (Kirriemuir) 76 81,
S Bishop (Cochrane Castle) 76
158 D Dewar (Monifieth) 80 78, E Moffat (St Regulus) 78 80, K Caithness
(St Regulus) 77 81, J Carthew (Ladybank) 75 83.
159 C MacDonald (Gullane) 79 80.
160 L Murray (Alford) 82 78, A Laing
(Vale of Leven) 81 79, R
McQueen (Troon Bentinck Ladies) 77 83.
162 A Thompson (Loudoun Gowf)
163 K Walker (Buchanan Castle)
164 S Wood (Aberdeen Ladies) 80 84.
165 C Hargan (Mortonhall) 86 79, A Niven (Crieff) 82 83, H Anderson
(Downfield) 82 83, J Meldrum (Dullatur)
81 84, J Turner (Mortonhall) 81 84, R
Purdom (Prestwick St Nicholas) 81 84, F Gilbert (Carnoustie
Ladies) 79 86.
166 E Lowrey-Gold (Eaton) 80 86.
167 (after play-off) C Wilson (Murcar Links) 83 84, L McLardy (Murcar
Links) 81 86.
OTHER RENFREWSHIRE NON-QUALIFIERS
170 G Kyle (East Renfrewshire)84 86,
1175 G McGinlay (Cochrane Castle) 88 87
176 E Briggs (Kilmacolm) 88 88.
181 A McGinnigle (Cochrane Castle) 93 88
185 B Paterson (Eastwood) 93 92.
193 L McDougall (Greenock) 95 98.
200 N Qayum (Ranfurly Castle) 99 101.
203 L Mathie (Cochrane Castle) 95 108.
Megan is the only Renfrewshire Qualifier for the
Championship and now meets Edwina Lowrey-Gold (Eaton)
However, Gillian Kyle, Gillian McGinlay and Eilidh Briggs have
all qualified for the Clark Rosebowl ---
WELL DONE AND GOOD LUCK TOMORROW
CHAMPIONSHIP(West of Scotland Players in Bold)
8.30 Jenna Wilson v Laura McLardy.
8.38 Laura Murray v Claire MacDonald.
8.46 Martine Pow v Heather Anderson.
8.54 Annabel Niven v Rebecca Wilson.
9.02 Heather MacRae v Jill Meldrum.
9.10 Kylie Walker v Dawn Dewar.
9.18 Elaine Moffat v Audrey Thompson.
9.26 Fiona Gilbert v Rachael Livingstone.
9.34 Megan Briggs v Edwina Lowrey-Gold.
9.42 Rachael McQueen v Krystle Caithness.
9.50 Ann F Ramsay v Sheena Wood.
9.58 Jane Turner v Emily Ogilvy.
10.06 Alexandra Bushby v Rosalind Purdom.
10.14 Claire Hargan v Sara Bishop.
10.22 Jocely n Carthew v Anne Laing.
10.30 Carol Wilson v Michele Thomson.
Second round at 10min intervals from 1.40pm onwards.
10.46 Lesley Williamson v Mandy Easton.
10.54 Jill Harrison v Margaret Rae.
11.02 Wendy Nicholson v Gillian Scanlan.
11.10 Gillian McGinlay v Gillian Kyle.
11.18 Sarah Herd v Lynne Terry.
11.26 Liz Keohone v Karen Marshall.
11.34 Laura McGeachy v Cara Easton.
11.42 Eilidh Briggs v Pamela Williamson.
Quarter-finals at 10min intervals from 3.10pm.
Tuesday 15th May 2007: Megan Briggs is the leading Renfrewshire player
at Kilmarnock Barassie
RLCGA'S County Champion Megan Briggs had
a 1 over par 76 to be the leading Renfrewshire player in the 1st round
of the SCOTTISH WOMEN’S AMATEUR (CLOSE) CHAMPIONSHIP at
Kilmarnock Barassie Golf Club today. She was 2 over par on the front
nine and then came back in one under to be round in 76
qualifying round: Par 75 (37-38). 6,215yd
72 E Ogilvy (Auchterarder) 37-35.
75 J Carthew (Ladybank) 37-38, M Thomson (McDonald Ellon) 38-37, J
Wilson (Strathaven) 38-37.
76 H MacRae (Dunblane New) 39-37, S Bishop (Cochrane Castle) 41-35, A F
Ramsay (Kirriemuir) 39-37, M Briggs (Kilmacolm) 39-37.
77 R McQueen (Troon Bentinck Ladies) 41-36, K Caithness (St Regulus)
40-37, R Livingstone (Musselburgh Old) 38-39, K Walker (Buchanan Castle)
Other Renfrewshire Players:
84 G Kyle (East Renfrewshire)
88 E Briggs (Kilmacolm), G McGinlay (Cochrane Castle)
93 A McGinnigle (Cochrane Castle), B Paterson (Eastwood)
95 L Mathie (Cochrane Castle).
96 L McDougall (Greenock),
99 N Qayum (Ranfurly Castle).
10 Players from Renfrewshire are playing ---- Good luck to all:
Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm)
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm)
Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire)
Lindsay Mathie (Cochrane Castle)
Linda McDougall (Greenock)
Alyson McGinnigle (Cochrane Castle)
Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle)
Beth Paterson (Eastwood)
Natasha Qayum (Ranfurly Castle)
Thursday 10th May 2007: Message from Donna Jackson who is on holiday
is in the Guest Book Page
Donna Jackson ( Cochrane Castle) who is away on
holiday in Canada has sent a wee message to all who are going to be
playing in the Scottish Championships at Kilmarnock Barassie
next week. Click on this link to see it Guest
Why not put an entry in yourself so Donna can read it while she is
away--- Your Webmaster will put the first one in ---
Wednesday 9th May 2007: The Spring Meeting / May Medal Results, the
County Rosebowl qualifiers and draw, plus Jennifer Mack loses out in the
West Vets Championship final
combined May Medal / Spring Meeting took place today at Old
Ranfurly Golf Club.Maureen Skinner (Gourock) who had a gross
score of 79 and was the only player to break 80 was the winner of the
scratch award. The best net score of the day was by home player
Shirley McKnight -- playing off a handicap of 14 had a
net 69 -- 4 under the CSS of 73. Shirley pictured left
was therefore the overall winner on the May Medal which was this
year combined with the Spring Meeting.
The draw for the County Rosebowl which is the best net
aggregate scores from the April / May Medal can be seen by clicking on
this link 2007 County Rosebowl
Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) lost in the final of the West
Vets Championship to Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) . To read all
about it go to the
West Vets Website
Tuesday 8th May 2007: Jennifer Mack reaches the final of the West Vets
Championship and Eilidh Briggs wins the LGU West Division Finals at Haggs
Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) reached the final
of the West Vets Championship at a windswept Renfrew Golf Club
today by beating top qualifier Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) at
the 19th this morning and Pat Hutton (Lanark) 2/1 this afternoon.
She now meets the 2006 champion Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) in
the final tomorrow which begins at 11am at the same venue. To see all
the results go to the
West Vets Website
RLCGA'sEilidh Briggs, 14-year-old Kilmacolm
Golf Club junior member, led the Silver Division section with a
net 71 off six in the West Division final of the Ladies Golf
Union Medal at Haggs Castle Golf Club today. RLCGA's Vivien
Howe (Ranfurly Castle) was runner up in the Bronze Division with a
The CSS was 74 (+1).
The eight qualifiers for the Grand Final at Crieff Golf Club on
Sunday, June 3 were:
Silver Division – Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) (6) 71; Christine
Whitelaw (Largs) (11) 72; Elaine Whyte (Windyhill) (12) 73; Pat
McWhirter (Westerwood) (15) 75 (bih).
Bronze Division – Susan Campbell (Whitecraigs) (24) 63; Vivien Howe (Ranfurly
Castle) (20) 69; Margaret McDevitt (Gourock) (22) (bih), Patricia
Brown (Ralston) (21) 73 (bih).
Sunday 6th May 2007: Karyn's Monthly Golf Tip and the West of Scotland
Championship is cut to one round due to bad weather
County coach Karyn Burns from Mearns Castle
Golf Academy has given us all a practice routine to help our
putting in April. She now continues this practice putting with a few
more excellent drills. To see her May Tip click on this linkGolf Tips Page.
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.
Although Karyn is giving us all a putting tip I
thought this might appeal to our readers --- sorry broadband users
only can play this video
WEST OF SCOTLAND CHAMPIONSHIP
A freak hailstorm in the midst of gale-force winds forced the
cancellation of the second round of the scheduled 36-hole West of
Scotland women’s amateur stroke-play championship at Drumpellier Golf
Ayrshire county champion Lesley Hendry was declared the winner
with a first-round 77, five over the standard scratch but a good score
in such awful May weather.
Lesley had a stroke to spare from Elaine Cuthill (Lanark) with Liz
Keohone (Loudoun) and Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle), the new
Lanarkshire women’s champion both on the 79 mark.
Lanarkshire (Elaine Cuthill, Pamela Pretswell and Susan Wood) won the
team event with ease with a total of 238.
Kirsten Scott (Windyhill) won the handicap prize with a net 73 off 13,
despite incurring a two-stroke penalty for inadvertently starting at the
WEST OF SCOTLAND WOMEN’S AMATEUR STROKE-PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP
Drumpellier GC. Second round cancelled because of bad weather.
LEADING FINAL TOTALS (CSS 72).
77 Lesley Hendry (Routenburn).
78 Elaine Cuthill (Lanark).
79 Liz Keohone (Loudoun), Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle).
81 Susan Wood (Drumpellier), Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie).
83 Judy Galbraith (Cowal), Sara Harman (Williamwood), Lesley Williamson
(Kilmarnock Barassie), Ruth Rankin (Lanark), Audrey Thompson (Loudoun).
84 Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm), Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle), May
HANDICAP – Kirsten Scott (Windyhill) (13) 73
Thanks go to Gillian
Kirkwood for the report
Thursday 3rd May 2007: Ranfurly Castle's Pairing win the County
glorious conditions Vivien Howe and Sheila Gray from Ranfurly Castle
(pictured left) won the Inter County Foursomes at
Elderslie yesterday. Despite losing a ball at the 4th hole they
carded an 87 net 67.5.
McGinlay (Cochrane Castle) and Maureen Skinner (Gourock) (pictured
right) claimed the scratch award with a 78.
To see all the results and qualifiers for the Inter County Finals
at Douglas Park and the Commonwealth Finals at Tain go to the
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