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May 2007

Monday 28th May 2007: Megan 3rd in the Ness Open

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 Scotland so 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 merrier !!

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.
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.
Over 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

Practice Range Opening Hours:

Monday-Friday             9am - 10pm 
Saturday-Sunday         8am-10pm

  Last ball sales every day at 9.30pm


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Saturday 19th May 2007: Lanarkshire's Jenna Wilson is the 2007 Scottish Champion

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

Jenna Wilson (Strathaven) beat Heather MacRae (Dunblane New) 5 and 4.
Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder) beat Michele Thomson (McDonald Ellon) at 20th.

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.

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 quarter finals.

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 Williamson.
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 Rosebowl

Par 150 (2 x 75). CSS 77, 77 .

Leading qualifiers:
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 81.
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) 79 83.
163 K Walker (Buchanan Castle) 77 86.
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.

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.

For all the scores after Round 2 Click Here

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

DRAW FOR 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

First qualifying round: Par 75 (37-38). 6,215yd

Leading Scores:
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) 40-37.

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).

For all the results Click Here


Sunday 13th May 2007: This is the Scottish Championship week at Kilmarnock Barassie --- Good Luck to all Renfrewshire Players

The  Scottish Closed Amateur Championship at Kilmarnock Barassie Golf Club begins on Tuesday 15th May  and the 1st round draw can be seen by clicking on the following link  SLGA - Scottish Championship Draw --- 1st round

The following 10 Players from Renfrewshire are playing ---- Good luck to all:

bulletEilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm)
bulletMegan Briggs (Kilmacolm)
bulletGillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire)
bulletLindsay Mathie (Cochrane Castle)
bulletLinda McDougall (Greenock)
bulletAlyson McGinnigle (Cochrane Castle)
bulletGillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle)
bulletBeth Paterson (Eastwood)
bulletNatasha 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 Book.

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

Shirley McKnight (Old Ranfurly)The 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.

To see all the winners, plus print out your handicap exchange letter then go to Results Page. For all the scores go to the Howdidido Website

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 Castle

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's Eilidh 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 net 69.
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 link Golf Tips Page.

Remember --- 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

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 Club today
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 wrong hole.
Drumpellier GC. Second round cancelled because of bad weather.
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 Hughes (Lanark).
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 Foursomes

Vivien Howe and Sheila GrayIn 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.


Maureen Skinner and Gillian McGinlayGillian 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 Results Page

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