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September 2007

Saturday 30th September 2007: Late Entries for postponed Scottish Mixed Foursomes

The Scottish open amateur mixed foursomes tournament, washed out at Deer Park Golf Club on Sunday, September 16, has been rearranged for the same Livingston venue on Sunday, October 21.
An entry form for late entries is available on the Scottish Ladies Golfing Association website - SLGA Website


Friday 29th September 2007: Winter Foursomes Draw

Maureen Cook has completed the draw for the Winter Foursomes . To see the draw and also return your results to be published on the web the go to the RLCGA Winter Foursomes 2007 Draw Sheet


Saturday 22nd September 2007: No RLCGA success at the Commonwealth Spoons Finals at Tain ( A wee video )!!

Shirley McKnight / Valerie MacKinnon (Old Ranfurly), Maureen Cook (Lochwinnoch) / Jane Thomson (Whitecraigs) and Fiona Roger / Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle) -- pictured left represented Renfrewshire in the Commonwealth Spoons Finals at Tain Golf Course on Thursday. On an exceedingly difficult course and on reflection a practice round required, unfortunately none of the representatives for Renfrewshire were prizewinners. The scoring was  high by everyone with the winners being Mary Robinson and Sheila McCrae from Aberdeenshire with a net 76.
However, we all had a great time and stayed overnight in Dornoch and dined out  the evening before. Shirley and Valerie were accompanied by their husbands and ate at the Eagle Hotel where we were staying. The rest of us met up with Kay Black and her husband Peter and dined in Kay's sisters restaurant --- The Sutherland House Restaurant ---- A MUST FOR YOU TO GO TO IF YOU ARE EVER IN DORNOCH

To read all the results and see some photos from our trip --- includes all the West of Scotland County representatives go to the West of Scotland WebSite --- However we did not listen to Fiona's advice  --- so sorry we were not better !!

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Friday 21st September 2007: Maureen Richmond is 15th in the British Seniors

RLCGA's Honorary Member Maureen Richmond (Kilmacolm) the 1974 Curtis Cup player and now a GP in Lancashire, came joint 15th on 244 in the British Seniors at Copt Heath Golf Club today.- This was quite an achievement, considering she started with a 92 in the 1st round. After that she had a 74 and then a 78 today
Give Maureen, winner of the Spanish open seniors title earlier in the year, an 82 instead of a 92 in the first round and she would have finished runner-up for the title!
 The title however was won by Alison Murdoch (Canada) who has family connections to south west Scotland, wins her third seniors title this year, with scores of 80-74-75, (+10) 229. 
Noreen Fenton (Merchant of Edinburgh) was the best Scot with 3 steady rounds of 79 each and finished in 4th place on 237
Final scores:
229 A Murdoch (Can) 80 74 75.
236 C Quinn (Hockley) 82 76 78, R Adams (Addington Court) 80 78 78.
237 N Fenton (Merchants of Edinburgh) 79 79 79.

Other Scots that qualified for final round

241 P Williamson (Baberton) 83 80 78, F De Vries (St Rule) 83 78 80,
244 M Richmond (Royal Liverpool) 82 74 78,
248 H Anderson (Downfield) 80 87 81, H Faulds (Douglas Park) 85 79 84,

RLCGA's Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) unfortunately missed the cut for the final day by 2 shots


Wednesday 19th September 2007: Jennifer Mack and Maureen Richmond play in the British Seniors

Honorary RLCGA member Maureen Richmond (Kilmacolm) whose home course is now Royal Liverpool and Past Captain Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) are both playing in Senior Ladies’ British Open Amateur Championship which begins today at Copt Heath Golf Club.
Other Scots in the field are Heather Anderson (Downfield), Karen Ballantyne (Craigmillar Park), Eleanor Black (Dunbar), Helen Faulds (Douglas Park), Noreen Fenton ( Merchants of Edinburgh), Pat Hutton (Lanark), Anne Macgregor (Lingdale), Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) and Lynne Terry (Cruden Bay)
 To see all the scores of the day go to the LGU Website

Competitors play 18 holes on each of the first two days and the lowest 40 and ties play a further 18 holes on Friday 21 September.

The Ladies Scottish Open which begins tomorrow --- Click Here for the draw sheet. Also for live scoring for the next 2 days go to Ladies European Tour Website


Monday 17th September 2007 : Whats next ? ---- 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,  Ladies Scottish Open Website also here is a list of all the Competitors


Sunday 16th September: Campbell Clock Postponed due to bad weather

The Renfrewshire Stableford Competition has been postponed due to adverse weather conditions and it is hoped that it will be played on Sunday 7th October at Whitecraigs at 2.30p.m.


Saturday 15th September 2007: Please come and help tomorrow -- Plus Draw for all the Competitions

The Junior Campbell Clock, the 10 hole Junior and the Par 3 Competition are this Sunday -- 16th September at Whitecraigs Golf Club. HELP is needed. If you think you can come along tomorrow afternoon then give Gillian Kyle (Junior Secretary) a phone. Here is the Draw for the Par 3 Competition --- 10 Hole Competition and the Main Campbell Clock Draw Sheet



Friday 14th September 2007: Scotland are Runners Up to England

England won the women’s home international golf series at Dunbar Golf Club today for the third year in a row. They finished with a 100 % record at the end of the three-day programme, clinching the championship by coping with some stout resistance from Ireland who were eventually beaten 5 ˝-3 1/2. Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) did not play on the final day
Foursomes: J Wilson, M Thomson lost to S Evans, T Davies 2 and 1; L Murray, P Pretswell bt S Hassan, R W Thomas 6 and 4, E Ogilvy, C Booth bt L Hall, L Gould 2 and 1 (2-1).
Singles: Wilson lost to Davies 2 and 1, Booth bt Hassan 1 hole, Murray bt R Harries 2 and 1, Ogilvy bt Hall 3 and 1, Pretswell lost to Gould 4 and 3, Thomson bt Evans 2 holes (4-2).
IRELAND 3 1/2, ENGLAND 5 1/2
Foursomes: T Delaney, N Kitching lost to N Edwards, K Smith 6 and 5; D McVeigh, M Riordan halved with R Bell, E Bennett; M Morrin, G O’Leary lost to R Jennings, D Montgomery 6 and 4 (1/2-2 ˝).
Singles: K Delaney bt Edwards 2 and 1, T Delaney bt Bell 3 and 1, McVeigh lost to Smith 3 and 2, Riordan lost to Bennett 3 and 2, O’Leary bt Montgomery 3 and 2, Morrin lost to Jennings 7 and 6.

1 England 3pt, 2 Scotland 2pt, 3 Ireland 1pt, 4 Wales 0pt.

Thanks go to Gillian Kirkwood for the report


Thursday 13th September 2007: Sheila Shaw wins the Autumn Meeting at Ralston.  --- England too good for the young Scots Team

The overall winner of the County Autumn Meeting played earlier today at Ralston Golf Club was Sheila Shaw, (Lochwinnoch) who returned an 85 less handicap of 15 for a nett score of 70.
Barbara Biggart, (Kilmacolm) returned the best scratch score of 81.
To see all the winners and print out your handicap exchange letter go to the Results Page and for all the scores go to the How Did I Do Website

Megan Briggs, 17, from Kilmacolm lost five holes in a row from the eighth to the 12th in losing by 4 and 2 to Elizabeth Bennett.

2nd Day Details : England names first
Foursomes: N Edwards, K Smith bt J Wilson, M Thomson 2 and 1; R Jennings, D Montgomery bt L Murray, K MacDonald 6 and 5; R Bell, E Bennett bt E Ogilvy, C Booth 2 holes (3-0).
Singles: Edwards bt Wilson 1 hole, Bell lost to Booth 3 and 2, Smith bt Murray 2 and 1, C Aitken bt P Pretswell 3 and 2, Bennett bt Briggs 4 and 2, Jennings halved with Thomson (4 1/2-1 ˝).


Wednesday 12th September: Megan halves her match at Dunbar in the Home internationals --  Plus see a video from the Scottish Seniors

Scotland, fielding one of their youngest-ever teams, made a great start to the women's home amateur golf internationals at Dunbar Golf Club today.
They beat Ireland 6-3 after sharing the foursomes 1 1/2-1 1/2 and taking the singles 4 1/2-1 1/2.
England, bidding to win the title for the third year in a row, beat Wales 6-3.
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) showed her  match-play skills that won her the RLCGA  county title earlier this season. She got a square match against the experienced Marian Riordan
First-day details:
Foursomes: J Wilson, M Thomson halved with K Delaney, T Delaney; L Murray, K MacDonald lost to D McVeigh, M Riordan 1 hole; E Ogilvy, C Booth bt M Morrin, N Kitching 3 and 1 (1 1/2-1 1/2).
Singles: Wilson bt K Delaney 3 and 2, Booth bt McVeigh 1 hole, Ogilvy lost to T Delaney 3 and 2, M Briggs halved with Riordan, P Pretswell bt G O'Leary 3 and 1, Thomson bt Morrin 1 hole (4 1/2-1 1/2).
Foursomes; N Edwards, K Smith halved with S Hassan, R H Harries; R Jennings, D Montgomery bt L Hall, L Gould 5 and 4; R Bell, E Bennett lost to S Evans, T Davies 3 and 2 (1 1/2-1 1/2).
Singles: Edwards bt Hassan 2 holes, Bell bt R W Thomas 5 and 4, Bennett bt Hall 3 and 2, Smith lost to Evans 3 and 2, C Aitken halved with Davies, Jennings bt Harries 2 and 1 (4 1/2-1 1/2).

I have made a 5 minute video of some of the antics at the Scottish Seniors dinner at Glenbervie last week. To see it go to the West of Scotland Website


Monday 10th September 2007: Vice Captain Christeen thanks everyone for their best wishes

Vice Captain Christeen Finlayson would like to thank everyone for their best wishes to her and Sandy for their Ruby Anniversary. If you check out the Guest Book she has left a message there to you all.
Missed looking at her card --- here it is again Anniversary Card


Sunday 9th September: Lorraine Morrow wins the County Rosebowl and Scottish Seniors Final Day Details

Lorraine Morrow


The Rosebowl Final was played today at a windy and deserted Eastwood.

In a closely fought match Lorraine Morrow (Erskine) pictured left beat Lindsay Mathie (Cochrane Castle) 2/1.

Ladybank’s Lorna Bennett,
a Scotland women’s international team player from 1987 to 1991, won the Scottish senior women’s amateur match-play golf championship for the first time at Glenbervie Golf Club today.
-- to see all the photos from the event go to The West of Scotland Website


Saturday 8th September: Barbara and Jennifer both lose matches at the Scottish Seniors

Both Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) and Barbara Biggart (Kilmacolm) wer beaten in the 1st round of the Scottish Seniors Match play Championships at Glenbervie today. To see all the results go to the West of Scotland Website.


Friday 7th September 2007: Barbara Biggart and Jennifer Mack qualify for the match play stages of the Scottish Seniors and many congrats to Vice Captain Christeen

Congratulations go to Barbara Biggart (Kilmacolm) and Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) who both qualified for the matchplay stages of the Scottish Seniors Championship  today at Glenbervie Golf Club.
 also won the 2nd prize for her net aggregate score over the 2 qualifying rounds
Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose)
won the stoke play championship  by 4 strokes.
With rounds of 76 and 77 for a total of 153, she had four shots to spare at the finish from Fiona Hunter (Baberton) with rounds of 79 and 78.
Defending champion Ruth Brown (Lothianburn) tied with Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) and Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) for third place on 158.
The players with the 16 best 36-hole aggregates now go forward to contest the seniors’ match-play title at the same venue over the weekend.

To see some photos of the Winners plus the Social dinner -- the click on the photo below:

The Ladies Scottish Seniors 2007

FINAL TOTALS (and qualifiers for match-play championship)
Par 144 (2 x 72)
153 K Sutherland (Royal Montrose) 76 77.
157 F Hunter (Baberton) 79 78.
158 L Bennett (Ladybank) 82 76, H Faulds (Douglas Park) 81 77, R Brown (Lothianburn) 79 79.
160 E Campbell (Torwoodlee) 82 78, M Thomson (North Berwick) 80 80.
161 P Williamson (Baberton) 82 69.
162 M Tough (Falkirk) 78 84.
163 H Anderson (Downfield) 79 84.
164 B Biggart (Kilmacolm) 80 84, N Fenton (Merchants of Edinburgh) 80 84, A Telfer (Milngavie) 79 85.
165 J Mack (Haggs Castle) 84 81, M Hughes (Lanark) 81 84.
166 A Kennedy (Harburn) 82 84.
Automatic match-play draw:
Sutheerland v Kennedy, Tough v Williamson, Brown v Fenton, Telfer v Faulds, Bennett v Mack, Biggart v Campbell, Thomson v H Anderson, Hughes v Hunter.
Other scores:
167 R Anderson (Huntly) 86 81, P Hutton (Lanark) 80 87.
168 L Terry (Cruden Bay) 86 82.
169 A Brownie (Lothianburn) 86 83.
170 A Bowman (McDonald Ellon) 87 83, S Quinn (Stirling) 87 83, J Paterson (Drumpellier) 84 86, S Bushby (Strathmore) 83 87.
171 I Harvey (St Rule) 87 84, A Smart (Banchory) 84 87.
173 R Dee (Kingsknowe) 85 88.
174 E Hill (Dumfries & Co) 89 85.
175 N Smith (Downfield) 90 85.
176 K Ballantyne (Craigmillar Park) 80 86, E Wilson (Elie & Earlsferry Ladies) 80 86, S Copland (Falkirk Tryst) 87 89, M Clapperton (Banchory) 83 93.
177 I McIntosh (Inverness) 89 88, A Moffat (St Regulus) 92 85, D MacKinnon (McDonald Ellon) 90 87, C Whicher (Aberdeen Ladies) 85 92.
178 M Joss (Alford) 91 87, J French (Alyth) 91 87, D Gray (Lanark) 88 90, W MacCallum (Falkirk) 88 90,. F Roger (Ranfurly Castle) 88 90, N Duncan (Brechin) 87 91.
179 E Fisken (Nairn) 86 93, S Hodge (Aberdeen Ladies) 87 92.
180 P Wilson (Murcar Links) 90 90, P Gordon (Inverness) 99 81, H Kelly (Ladies Panmure Barry) 88 92, M Neilson (Greenock) 87 93.
181 E Grant (Douglas Park) 92 89, A Freeman (Ladies Pamure Barry) 91 90, C Fell (Ranfurly Castle) 92 89, G Kirkwood (Broomieknowe) 92 89.
182 S Bain (Aberdeen Ladies) 89 93.
183 J Slater (Aboyne) 93 90.
184 J Wheeler (Aberdeen Ladies) 95 89.
185 A Stalker (Aberdeen Ladies) 89 96, C Bryce (Ballater) 94 91, M Clark (Banchory) 92 93, D Dunn (Dunblane New) 91 94.
186 A Ellen (Nairn) 92 94, M Donald (Aberdeen Ladies) 94 92.
187 S Hartley (Braehead) 95 92, F Johnston (Alyth) 89 98.
189 E Thomson (Aberdeen Ladies) 91 98.
190 S Reid (Aberdeen Ladies) 95 95.
194 G Haines (St Regulus) 95 99.
195 M Laycock (Lees Hall) 94 101.
196 H Edon (Banchory) 100 96.
198 E Munro (Moray) 99 99, P Twinn (Aberdeen Ladies) 98 100.
202 E Barrack (Aberdeen Ladies) 107 95, E Webster (Aberdeen Ladies) 102 100.

All at RLCGA would like to congratulate Vice Captain Christeen Finlayson and her husband Sandy who are celebrating their Ruby Anniversary today. Here is a wee card from us all  TO WISH YOU BOTH A HAPPY DAY TO SANDY AND CHRISTEEN


Wednesday 5th September 2007:   Megan is playing in the Home Internationals next week

The Ladies' Home International matches, one of the oldest of international team contests, breaks new ground when the four home countries meet at Dunbar Golf Club from 12-14 September. Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) is in the Scottish team
To read who are all in the teams CLICK HERE


Tuesday 4th September: Morag Turner wins the September County Medal over Greenock and Karyn has got her next Golf Tip for you all

Morag Turner, (Kilmacolm)  was the overall winner of the September Medal played over Greenock today . Morag returned an 81 less handicap 11 for a net score of 70. The best scratch score was a 79 returned by Maureen Woodhead (Gourock Golf Club) --- formally Skinner before getting married this summer . She won the scratch award from Beth Paterson (Eastwood) and then Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) by virtue of the better inward half
The SSS was 71, CSS 71. To see all the winners go to the  Results Page

Also get your Handicap Exchange Letter
We are now into September and how the summer has just raced by ! Karyn has got another tip for us so to read all about it go to the  Golf Tips page


Monday 3rd September 2007: Midlothian County win the 2007 County Finals and see some photos and a video from the final day

Renfrewshire County congratulate Midlothian County for winning the 2007 County Finals yesterday  by the narrowest of margins over Aberdeenshire.
On the third and final day at Tulliallan Golf Club, Midlothian beat Dumfries-shire while Aberdeenshire beat Dunbartonshire & Argyll 6 1/2-2 1/2.
That meant that Midlothian and Aberdeenshire, both with two wins and one draw to their credit, tied on 2 1/2pt each.
The tie-break was a countback of individual games won and Midlothian secured the title by having won one more game than Aberdeenshire.

Final placings: 1 Midlothian 2 1/2pt (champions on countback of individual games won), 2 Aberdeenshire 2 1/2pt, 3 Dunbartonshire & Argyll 1pt, 4 Dumfries-shire 0pt.

To see some photos from the last days play and a short video of D&A's Webmaster Jean Campbell go to the West of Scotland Website



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