West of Scotland Girls Golfing Association
Troon Portland, Sunday 4th October
Congratulations to our new champion Katie Scott(Strathaven) and
bronze champion Rachel Foster(Turnberry)
The West of Scotland Girls Golfing Association was formed in 1956 to encourage girls golf in the West of Scotland.
Membership of the Association is open to any girl resident in the West of Scotland who is under the age of 18 on 1st January 2015, and has a CONGU handicap.
Please note we also have an 18-21 section where girls can compete in the medal competition.
Annual Subscription £20 - this is payable to the Treasurer
CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS: TROON PORTLAND , Sunday 4th October
FINAL : Katie Scott bt Jennifer Rankine 2/1
SEMI -FINALS: Jennifer Rankine bt Lorna McClymont
Katie Scott bt Eva O'Connor
BRONZE CHAMPIONSHIP: Rachel Foster bt Bethan Muir
The Portland Cup match took place over a beautifully conditioned Troon Portland course.
The annual greensomes match against the Troon Ladies' finished in a half match 2-2.
The West Girls' Team (Ellie Bryce, Emma Hale, Erin Johnston, Niamh Kinney. Anna McKenzie, Clare McLaughlin, Heather Mushet and Katie Scott) enjoyed their match very much and thanks to Troon Ladies for their continued support of this event.
Sunday 16th August : The Fereneze boys were not up for a defeat again this year!!
Rachel Foster, Justine Fulton, Niamh Kinney, Emma McAnish, Vivienne McAnish, Lorna McClymont, Claire McLaughlin and Heather Mushet played in a great match which ended 2.5 -1.5 to Fereneze. Thanks to Fereneze Golf Club for their support and hospitality-very
much appreciated by all.
6th July 2015: CSS 71
Scratch: Jennifer Rankine 73
Silver Nett 1st: Katie Scott 68 bih
2nd: Dionne Dorricott 68
Sunday 24th May : CSS 74
Scratch: Megan McInness 88
Silver Nett 1st: Megan McInness 72
2nd: Jan Adams 76
Bronze Nett 1st: Bethan Muir 72
2nd : Megan Docherty 80
West Girls v East Girls MatchThe annual match against the East Girls took place on Sunday 10th May at Bothwell Castle GC. The East Girls were successful in their bid to retain the Mhairi McKay Trophy winning 3-5.
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Scratch : Eva O'Connor(Bothwell) 79
Silver 1st Nett: Eva O'Connor (5) 74
2nd: Lorna McClymont ( Milngavie) (16) 75bih
Bronze: 1st: Jan Adams(Whinhill)(22)77bih
2nd: Rachel Foster(Turnberry)(21)77
DEVELOPMENT: 9 holes on Craigend
U10 yrs : 1st: Emma Canavan
2nd: Ellie McAllister
10&11yrs: 1st: Susannah Walsh
3rd: Madaleine Spence
12+yrs: 1st:Robyn McIntosh
2nd: Zara Mason
3rd : Nicola Bell
East Renfrewshire Jnrs v West Girls' Match
Sunday 26th April.
The following West Girls were part of the winning side in the 3-1 victory over the East Ren. Jnrs.
Well done girls!
Jillian Farrell & Lorna McClymont won 3/1
Eva O'Connor & Heather Mushet won 4/3
Molly Richmond & Lauren Gilbert lost 1hole
Louise Duncan & Niamh Kinney won 3/2
On a very wet day it was great to see 14 girls played in the Strathaven Medal (Tuesday 14th April) and some good scores were recorded too!
Well done to all the girls for playing but especially to our winners:
Scratch: Eva O'Connor ( Bothwell Castle) 87
Silver Nett 1st: Niamh Kinney (Erskine) (14) 79
2nd: Erin Johnston (Lanark) (12) 81 bih
Bronze Nett 1st: Samantha McKay (Loudoun) (35) 63
2nd: Dionne Dorricott (Strathaven) (21) 75
CSS : 77
BARASSIE BOYS v WEST GIRLS MATCH
Sunday 15th March 2015
Great win today for the Girls against the Barassie Boys!!
Ellie Bryce & Emma Hale (Capt.) lost
Lauren Gilbert & Lori McDonald won
Jennifer Rankine & Katie Scott won
Jillian Farrell & Molly Richmond won
Result 1 - 3 victory to the WEST GIRLS- Well done team!!!
Sunday 5th October, Troon Portland GC
Well done Molly Richmond (Strathaven GC) and Dionne Dorricott (Strathaven GC) on winning the Championship and Bronze Championship respectively.
Molly Richmond beat Jillian Farrell
Katie Scott beat Kirsten Brown
Dionne Dorricott beat Lorna McClymont
Jan Adams beat Abbie Hamilton
Molly Richmond beat Katie Scott
Dionne Dorricott beat Jan Adams
The Portland Cup was once again competed for against the Troon Ladies over Troon Portland.
The eight girl team retained the trophy by winning 3 -1 .
Well done to all.
On a windy day at Fereneze the following girls enjoyed their match and hospitality of the Fereneze Junior Section.
Jan Adams, Lauren Barbour, Laura Craig , Iona Duff, Justine Fulton, Abbi Kidd, Rachel Smyth and Ellie Wilkie,
A successful day was had by the girls winning 2.5. to 1.5.
Scratch Erin Johnstone 83
1st Erin Johnstone(17) 66
2nd Niamh Kinney(14) 76
1st Abbie Hamilton(28) 70 bih
2nd Dionne Dorricote(24) 70
Scratch: Alexandra Qayum 84
Silver 1st: Erin Johnston (17) 76 bih
2nd: Alexandra Qayum (8) 76
Bronze 1st: Iona Duff (36) 81 bih
2nd: Bethan Muir (33) 81
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Scratch Jillian Farrell 76
1st Jillian Farrell(5) 71
2nd Lori MacDonald(10) 73
1st Iona Duff(35) 66
2nd Jan Adams(21) 72
East Girls v West Girls Match , Baberton GC
The East Girls won a very close match 4.5 to 3.5 to win the Mhairi McKay.
Clara Young lost to Hazel MacGarvie
Emily Dalgetty bt Ellie Bryce
Charlotte Munro halved w/ Kirsten Brown
Jennifer Allan lost to Jillian Farrell
Joanne Free lost to Alexandra Qayum
Lauren Lee bt Lori MacDonald
Catherine Goodwin bt Lauren Gilbert
Emma Morrison bt Molly Richmond
Scratch: Jillian Farrell (Cardross) 76
Silver 1st: Jillian Farrell (6) 70
2nd: Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) (13) 72
Bronze 1st: Lorna McClymont (Dumbarton) (33) 73
2nd: Ellie Wilkie (Greenock) (24) 77
Development Medal (Craigend) 9Holes
1st Rebecca Houston
2nd Rebecca Hale
EAST RENFREWSHIRE v WEST GIRLS' MATCH RESULTS:
Although the result was a loss 3-1 , the West Girls had a good day at East Renfrewshire GC.
The match results were as follows:
Connor & David bt Jillian Farrell & Jennifer Rankine
Sean & Cameron bt Louise Duncan & Kirsten Brown
Tom & Liam bt Niamh Kinney & Laura Craig
Sophie & Anna lost to Emily Glencorse & Lorna McClymont
Scratch: Katie Scott (Strathaven) 84
Silver 1st Nett: Katie Scott (10) 74
2nd Nett : Molly Richmond (Strathaven) (12) 77
Bronze 1st Nett: Ellie Wilkie (Greenock) (32) 56
2nd Nett: Elissa Hendry (Strathaven) (33) 62
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On Sunday 30th March the West Girls played their first match against the Barassie Boys.
The following girls were selected to represent the West Girls:
Jillian Farrell, Lauren Gilbert, Emma Hale, Connie Jaffrey, Heather Mushet, Jennifer Rankine, Molly Richmond & Katie Scott.
Although historically this is a very tough match, the West Girls left Barassie G.C. with a very respectable half match.
The West Girls' Association is extremely sorry to hear of the sad news of the death of one of our former girls.
Heather Neilson joined the West Girls in 2010 and was very much a regular player in our medals and represented the West in many of their matches including the East v West Match and in the SLGA Inter Division matches at Ballumbie.
Heather was a keen golfer and a much liked player with all the girls throughout her many years in the West.
Our deepest sympathies are extended to Mr and Mrs Neilson.
Heather's funeral will be held on Wednesday 14th of October at Carstairs Village church at 2pm.
SUCCESSFUL FUN DAY- Great to see 37 girls attend the recent Fun Day at the Glasgow Golf Centre. We received the following letter from Karen Burns:
Dear West of Scotland Girls,
It was a pleasure to see you all on Sunday at Glasgow Golf Centre, thank you for attending and for your effort and attention on the day. As I didn't get the chance to see you all individually, I'd like to summarise the purpose of the tasks you were doing on the day: On the short game area the chipping tasks were variable so that you could practice and try different skills.
The short Chip shot - Yellow cone to Yellow circle
was about the choice of chipping or putting from just off the green.
There is not a right or wrong here, the decision is yours and I would encourage you to choose
what YOU are more confident with. However, I would say generally, the safest shot is likely to be the putter.
The most points at this task on the day was 21points scored by Sophie Kyle, well done Sophie!
The High Lob shot - Green cone to Black and White 6ft Circle required the ability to play a higher shot.
Ideally a Sand Wedge (56degrees) or Greater (Lob Wedge) was required here to give you the best opportunity to clear the bunker and to stop the ball before running through the green. You had to make good connection too if you were to score well at this one. Often when players are faced with this shot they are too focussed on the obstacle instead of committing to the strike of the shot. Club selection is definitely key here though, specifically in faster/firmer conditions.
The most points at this task on the day was 13 points scored by Emma? (in the 5-630pm class), well done Emma!
The Chip and Run shot - Red Cone to Red 3ft circle required, again a choice of club was a decision to be made.
To play a chip and run you do not need to play a 7iron, you can play a low running shot with a 9iron or even a Lob Wedge if you play it correctly. On a faster green like the one at Glasgow Golf Centre, a low running wedge shot would be ideal and possibly the best of both worlds.
The most points at this task on the day was 19 points scored by Rachel Foster, well done Rachel!
On the Range/Full Swing Area, you covered short full shots with your wedge, medium full shots with your mid iron and Long shots with your Driver or wood. To hit the target area, you needed to make a good contact with the ball and you had to have a good control of the club face position through impact, this is a good start to keeping your ball on target.
Remember, if your ball starts online and then curves inflight offline you may need to have a lesson on your swing direction.
Full Swing with the wedge, 9 girls scored 9/9, with the Mid Iron (7i) 10 girls scored 9/9 and with the Driver only 3 girls scored 9/9. Only 2 girls from the total group of 37 scored 9/9 at each club,
Claire McLaughlin and Alison ? (both in the 5-630pm class). Well done!
Finally on the Putting Green you were to complete 9 holes and record your score.
Taking each hole as a Par 2, only 3 girls sored Par or Better with Vivien ? the only girl to score under par with a score of 17.
Well done Vivien. Putting will make up approximately 40% of your total score so it is very worthwhile practicing this.
If you do go to practice try similar tasks so that you can get a measure of what parts of your game needs the most improvement. You should try to practice each element of the game of golf at every practice session, not only your favourite bit or the bit you are best at!
If you need any help or advice, please get in touch. I hope you have a great golfing season ahead.
Advanced PGA Professional
WEST GIRLS MATCH SUNDAY 15TH OF MARCH
BARASSIE BOYS V WEST GIRLS
THE FOLLOWING GIRLS HAVE BEEN SELECTED TO PLAY.
TEE OFF IS AT 11.00 AM AND BEST OF LUCK TO ALL THE GIRLS
RESULT : WIN FOR WEST GIRLS !!!! WELL DONE TO ALL OF YOU!!