Junior News 2006
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Sunday 26th March: Coaching at Mearns Golf Academy
|12 Juniors and some seniors were at
Mearns Castle Golf Academy today
for a coaching session. Unfortunately due to the pouring rain the
arranged game on the 9 hole course was unable to take place.
However chipping practice and putting followed by lunch was the
order of the day. Alyson McGinnigle's Team of Lucy
Bannerman, Natasha Qayum and Nicky Wilson were the winners of
all the fun competitions
To see some photos of the day click here
Thursday 23rd March: Captain's Report from Beth Paterson
The start of a busy golfing season is nearly upon
us. Preparations are in hand for the Championship at the new
Eastwood (entries to Christeen Finlayson) and the
big event of the year, the 'West Division Inter-County Matches' (The Jamboree) at East
Renfrewshire 26th- 28th June
I hope as many of you as possible will attend, to
support your team and caddy if required – caddy mistress Eleanor
Bremner will be delighted to add your name to the list of
The team squad has been in training throughout the
winter months with coaching at Mearns
Castle Golf Academy under the watchful eye of Karyn Burns
and they have been competing against each other in Mini Leagues. The
Golf Academy has given us sponsorship, providing each squad member
with a free card for practice balls at the range. I am hoping that
this will encourage the squad to practise – especially during the
long winter evenings.
On Sunday 19th March on a cold day the team
had a 9 hole match at the Mearns Golf
Academy against the Renfrewshire Boys, resulting in a
loss by ½ to 3½.
New sweaters and shirts are being ordered.
The sweaters are still navy blue and the shirts white but the crest
colours have been changed to pink, blue and white. This will make
the sweater and shirt more co-ordinated. These can be purchased from
Anne Robinson. A list will be available at all medals so I
hope many members will take the opportunity to place an order.
This year the County are selling umbrellas
as a fund raiser. These are very distinctive being bright pink with
a navy logo. A sea of pink brollies should give great encouragement
to the team so please contact Anne Robinson to place your order.
They will sell at a cost of £20.
The County has purchased a new laptop computer
and printer. We are indebted to Carol Fell for allowing
us the use of her laptop for the last three years. A sub committee
has been set up and Carol (what would we have done without Carol!)
has been providing them with training for the last few months, so
they will all be ready for the first medal at
Cochrane Castle, in April. Everyone will now have to
sign in on the computer. Do not worry if you are not computer
literate, there will be someone from the committee on hand to help!
Finally, I would like to encourage you to
support all our competitions this year. We
are very fortunate to be given courtesies by the Renfrewshire clubs
and I shall look forward to seeing you all in the coming season.
Wednesday 22nd March: News from Janette McCartney ---Easter Coaching
at Erskine Golf Club for Juniors
We are launching Erskine Golf Clubs
first ever Junior Academy this Easter and are offering
"Taster Session" for any interested local children, followed by
coaching after school and over the summer. In line with ClubGolf
guidelines as listed below Erskine Golf Club is happy to invite
local children to try golf. They don't need to be members, have any
experience or have their own clubs. We are particularly interested
in introducing more girls to golf. The coaching will be carried out
by PGA Level 1 coaches who are all volunteers. There will be
no charge for coaching sessions, only a small charge for
The above picture is of the recent PGA Level 1 course which
was held at Erskine Golf Club and they are from the back PGA Pro and
Club Golf tutor Bill Lockie, Next row from the Left PGA Pro
and Club Golf tutor John Mulgrew, Erskine Members/Coaches
Fiona Campbell, Graham McGee, Lorraine Morrow. Front row from
left Sandra Littlejohn and Patricia Davidson. I took
the picture and qualified as a coach 2 years ago but have been busy
being Lady Captain over the last year so at last am free to get this
new incentive off the ground.
Any more information you need just give me a call please
Junior Development EGC
26 Wrightlands Crescent Phone 0141 812 4169
Erskine Mobile 07810 566996
PA8 7BZ email
Sunday 19th March 2006: Draw for April Medal at Cochrane Castle and
the Training squad play with the Juniors
|Gillian McGinlay has completed the draw for
the April Medal at Cochrane Castle
on Monday 3rd April. To see it go to
April Medal Draw Sheet
Training Squad had an excellent morning's coaching with Karyn Burns
at Mearns Castle Golf Academy
today. The emphasis was on the short game and this was
followed by 8 of the girls playing a friendly match over 9 holes
against the Renfrewshire Boys. It was a very close contest
with the honours going to the boys!
Eilidh Briggs, h'cap 13, joined Gillian McGinlay (6) in the match
and played Andrew McGlaughlan (4) (age 13!) and Gavin Stirling (5).
The other combinations were Donna and Alyson, Megan and Lesley, and
Sara and Julie.
Saturday 18th March 2006: Pamela MacKenzie is a Granny
|Pamela MacKenzie RLCGA and on the training
commIttee of the SLGA is off to Pals, Spain today with
a training squad which includes Claire - Marie Carlton.
Pamela has also just become a granny --- Oliver Fergus John
MacKenzie arrived on 9 March; 3 days early; 8lbs and all is well.
Meantime the Fells and the Faulds have returned safely from a
terrific week in Portugal -- I hope you read some of the
HOT NEWS REPORTS that
were published from Vilamoura, Portugal
Friday 10th March 2006: No News next week and Clare- Marie will be in
Spain from Saturday 18th March at the SLGA training camp
|The Fells and the Faulds are off to
Portugal tomorrow for a wee holiday and perhaps a spot of golf
!! There will therefore, be no news unless I find an internet
connection in the Algarve - which is unlikely.
I have set
up as a trial a
Hot News Blogger Page where I hope that RLCGA members
who are interested will be able to add there own news reports. If
you would like to become a blogger then
email Carol and I will see if I can set it up on my return and
test it out --- You would even be able to just send an email to the
Hot News Page to put your "blog" directly into the page
case you did not know a blog is short for weblog
The following are the attendees at the SLGA winter training camp at
Pals, Spain from March 11 to
25 with National Coach Karyn Dallas:
SLGA officials in attendance
JANET WAKE & PAT WILSON
PAMELA MacKENZIE (RLCGA)
Thursday 9th March 2006: KATE JOINT 26TH IN NORTH CAROLINA
County Team Member Kate O’Sullivan (High Point University) from
Cochrane Castle tied for 26th
place in the Fighting Camel Classic over Keith Hills Country Club’s
No 2 course at Buies Creek, North Carolina.
Kate had rounds of 82, 79 and 83 over the 6,020yd, par-72
course for a total of 244.
Team-mates Jenna Kinnear from Belfast and Ann Marie Dalton from
Carlow finished joint 34th and joint 47th respectively.
Jenna scored 87, 82 and 82 for 251 while Ann Marie had rounds of 87,
85 and 85 for 257.
Chelsea Curtis (Georgetown) won the individual honours by two
strokes with 72, 72 and 81 for 225.
Georgetown (937) won the team event from Campbell (950) with North
Carolina-Greensboro (954) third. High Point (1002) finished
Thanks go to Gillian Kirkwood for the report
Monday 6th March 2006: HAS YOUR GOLF CLUB ARRANGED A
QUALIFYING ROUND FOR THE LADIES MOROCCAN SALVER?
|Last year Mary Summers and her young daughter Ailsa
from Carnoustie won the Grand
Final of the Ladies Moroccan Salver over the
Palmeraie Golf Palace and Hotel course.
It’s a Greensome Stableford competition and the Scottish
Regional final of this year’s tournament will be held on Wednesday,
September 13th at Pitreavie Golf Club in Fife.
There are 10 regional finals in all – but only one in Scotland – and
they are contested by the winners of the eliminating competitions
arranged and organised by golf clubs up and down the country.
The winning pair from each regional final will go forward to the
Grand Final in Morocco from November 20 to 24.
John Southwick, the organiser, would like to hear before April 1
from all golf clubs who want to arrange their own qualifying
competitions if they have not already taken the necessary steps to
All the details and an entry card to be filled in by club officials
are available on
If you have any queries you can telephone John at 07802 672 430 or
E-mail him at
The tournament raises funds for the Douglas Bader Foundation, of
which Lady Bader OBE is the president.
HOW ABOUT A CLUB FROM RENFREWSHIRE REACHING THE FINAL STAGES ---
ASK YOU CAPTAIN OR SECRETARY IF THEY KNOW ABOUT IT
Saturday 4th March 2006: Final of the Winter County Foursomes has been
|The Winter Foursomes Final is to be played
at Cowglen Golf Club on
Thursday April 27th at 11 o'clock. The final is between Alison
Patrick and Linda Stevenson (Whitecraigs)
Roger and Anne Robinson (Ranfurly Castle).
PLEASE COME ALONG AND SUPPORT
For past news in February click here
February Club News