Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Commonwealth Spoons Draw - Sunday 21st July - Selkirk Golf Club


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> Hi Ladies
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> Please find below the draw for the Commonwealth Spoons -
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> 9.00AM: Ros Roxburgh/Marjorie Rae & Alison Rutherford/Diane Cassidy
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> 9.10AM: Anne Paterson/Margaret Bland & Lily Towers & Mary Towers
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> 9.20AM: Maureen Robson/Chris Waterson & Wilma Cragie/Susan Donoghue
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> 1.00PM: Moira Wilson/Lynne Robertson & Jaqueline Preston/Diane Johnston
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> 1.10PM: Mandy Lunn/Alison Fleming & Marvyn Brydon/Nicola Nightingale
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> 1.20PM: Flora Kerr/Janet Brown & Anne Allan/June Craig
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> 1.30PM: Janice Cambridge/Kaye Sutherland & Alison Smith/Elspeth Bell

1.40PM: Clair Howden/Christine Dorward
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> 1.50PM: Kirsty Inkpen/Alison Melvin & Denise Richards/Sheila Horsburgh
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> I look forward to seeing you all on Sunday.
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> Many thanks
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> Tara

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Lawrie Quaich Entry



Hi Ladies,

I hope your golfing season is going well. Entries are now open for the Lawrie Quaich being held at Melrose on Sunday 4th August.

This is a texas scramble tournament so please find 3 friends and come along for fun day out. Please just drop me an email with your entry.

Just a final reminder that entries are still open for the Commonwealth Spoons on Sunday 21st July at Selkirk. 

Many thanks

Tara



Monday, 1 July 2019

Entry Open - Commonwealth Spoons

Hi Ladies,

Our next Border Ladies Competition is the Commonwealth Spoons on Sunday 21st July at Selkirk Golf Club. This is a foursomes event so find a friend and send me your entry with your preferred tee time (am or pm).

Please note that if you do not specify a morning or afternoon tee time when you enter, you will be slotted into the draw where possible and once the draw has been published there will be no adjustments made from there.

Please encourage all your fellow club ladies as you are all members of the County and come and meet new ladies in the area and have fun.

I look forward to seeing a great turnout at Selkirk.

Many thanks
Tara

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

SOUTH DIVISION COUNTY JAMBOREE 2019


All roads led to Thornhill Golf Club in Dumfriesshire at the weekend for the Border Ladies competing in the South Division County Jamboree.

First up on Sunday we played Galloway. The weather was kind if a little Breezy and the course was in excellent condition. The morning foursomes were closely fought. Julie and Orla lost 6&5 in the opening match followed by Tara and Leanne winning their match 5&3. Sharon and Kirsty went down fighting in a close match only to be beaten 3&2.

The afternoon singles yielded 2 points for the team - Fiona having been well down early on in her match showed great fighting spirit to turn her match round and win a point by 1 hole. Tara went out last and was taken right to the wire by Ailsa Brannock and won her point by 1 hole. The other matches were close affairs with some excellent golf being played. However, we ended up losing the day 6-3.

Monday morning dawned with the rain gods hovering over us not to mention the thunder and lightning where we played Dumfriesshire who had soundly beaten Galloway on the opening day.

Play was halted after a few holes in the morning due to the threat of lightning. However, after a brief delay the matches resumed and a great performance from Kirsty and young Orla yielded the only point of the morning where squeegee’s were the order of the day in the closing stages of that match due to a torrential downpour of biblical proportions. Great effort from all to get the games completed not least the Dumfriesshire captain who got soaked to the skin and needed the assistance of the tumble dryer in the Clubhouse afterwards.

After lunch the rain relented thankfully and the afternoon matches were again tightly contested. Tara got the first point on the board in an excellent match with ex professional Corisande Lee winning by 3&1. Leanne brought the other point home showing steely resolve to win her match 1 up.

Special mention must go to Orla who looks a player of the future she went down fighting against last years Scottish Ladies Champion Gemma Batty only to be denied by the narrowest of margins. The overall score in the match was 6-3 in favour of Dumfriesshire who won the Jamboree and will now advance to the County finals which will be held at Peebles later on in the year. We wish them the best of luck.

I would just like to thank everyone involved Players / Caddies and supporters for all their help in my first year as County Captain it really was much appreciated and I could not have done it without all your support and I look forward to next year’s event which will be held on home soil at Minto.

Special mention to Thornhill Golf club for looking after us so well and keeping us fed and watered.

Thankyou

Claire

Jamboree - Thornhill 22nd-24th June'19





A fantastic weekend with great team spirit and the best caddies.  It didn't all go our way but we did the Borders proud. 


 
16th green
The weather played its part on Monday with the foursomes being called in early due to thunder and lightening.  They returned to the course but had to cope with torrential rain towards the end of the round.
18th green after deluge

Congratulations to Trish and her Dumfries team who will now represent the South at the County Finals which are being held at the end of August at Peebles
Well done to all involved - bring on Minto 2020!

Sunday, 16 June 2019

Team tournament - results

Big thank you to all the ladies that played in the team tournament today at Duns, results as follows.

Winners
Scratch Trophy
Roxburghe 1: Julie Birdsall, Fiona Ker, Kirsty Campbell & Lynne Bruce

Runners up
Selkirk 1: Martine Pow, Marjorie Rae, Alison Rutherford & Carol Purves

Handicap Winners
Duns 2: Kirsty Inkpen, Jill Hodge, Lynne Blackie & Molly Hodges

Runners Up
Peebles 2: Iris French, Glynis Read, Betty Scott,Sheila Horsburgh

Longest Drive Winners
Silver - Martine Pow
Bronze- Lucy Bell

Nearest The Pin
Silver - Jill Hodge
Bronze - Betty Scott

Today’s CSS 74

Sunday, 9 June 2019

Team tournament - Duns 16th June

AMENDED Draw for Team Tournament

8.48AM – Julie Birdsall & Kirsty Inkpen
8.56AM – Anne Dods & Martine Pow
9.04AM -  Kirsty Campbell, Lynne Flannigan & Marjorie Rae
9.12AM – Mariska McGuile, Alison Rutherford & Carol Purves
9.20AM –
9.28AM – Ronnie Patterson, Lynn Bruce & Jacqueline Preston
9.36AM - Lynne Blackie, Anne Wood & Lucy Bell
9.44AM - Jean Beattie, Moira Wilson & Molly Hodges
9.52AM - Fiona Ker, Anne Allan & June Craig
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12.56PM – Iris French & Corrine Gee Turner
1.04PM – Linda Geatons, Glynis Read & Val McKean
1.12PM – Alison Melvin, Denise Richards & June-Anne Clark
1.20PM – Joyce Michie, Jacqui Porter & June Saltsman
1.28pm–   Betty Scott, Maureen Robson & Shiela Horsburgh
1.36PM – Mary Glendinning, Dawn Tomlinson & Margaret Gotterson
1.44PM -  Karen McKinlay, Nicola Nightingale & Judith Dixon
1.52PM – Vicki Shirra-Gibb, Gillian Lithgow & Mandy Lunn
2.00PM - Lorraine Tait, Ingrid Swan & Rineke Sangster
2.08PM - Marion Romanes, Christine Waterson & Rachel Wigmore
2.16PM – Marvyn Brydon, June Allan & Diane Johnstone

2.45PM - Jill Hodge & Pamela Turner

Please remember we will be having our annual raffle so any gifts for the stall are more than welcome.

Thanks

Tara

Monday, 3 June 2019

Jamboree - Thornhill

I am delighted to announce the following players have been selected to represent the Borders in the South Jamboree Matches at Thornhill -

Julie Birdsall
June-Anne Clark
Kirsty Inkpen
Fiona Ker
Orla O’Leary
Sharon Paterson
Tara Mactaggart
Leanne Wilson

The matches will take place at the end of this month.

Best wishes
Claire

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Team tournament - Duns

Hello Ladies,

Entries are now open for the Team Tournament at Duns Golf Club on Sunday 16th June.

Each team should consist of 3 / 4 players with the best 3 scores to count towards the scratch / handicap prizes. Team players can choose when you would like to play am or pm just send an email with your entry, handicap, home club and preferred tee time.

We will be holding the annual raffle so it would be great if you could bring a small gift.

Many thanks and any questions please give me a shout.

Tara

Saturday, 11 May 2019

Leanne Wilson- course record 69

Congratulations to Leanne Wilson who scored a course record of 4 under par 69 at Kelso Golf Club on Tuesday.

Her round consisted of 1 eagle and 6 birdies.

Congratulations Leanne and keep up the good form!

Sunday, 5 May 2019

Championship - Day 2

2019 BORDER LADIES CHAMPION MARTINE POW

BRONZE CHAMPION  VICKI SHIRRA - GIBB

Well done Ladies & congratulations on playing some fantastic golf.

MARTINE POW CHAMPION FOR 2019
Martine & Tara gaves us an outstanding display of golf over the weekend which was a pleasure to watch. In the final Martine played a blinder and showed signs of why she won “The Scottish Womens’ Amateur Golf Championship in 2006” now becoming our champion for 2019.

Todays Results
Semi Final: Martine Pow beat Lynn Bruce Semi Final: Tara Mactaggart beat Julie Birdsall
Final: Martine Pow beat Tara Mactaggart

Border Ladies Bronze Championship
Ladies (CSS: 76 R/O PAR:
72)
Stableford
1 Vicki Shirra-Giibb (22) 30
2 L Spalding (21) 30
3 Susan Coltman (21) 26
4 Ingrid Swan (22) 25
5 Olivia o'Leary (21) 24 
6 Wendy Underhill (22) 23 
7 Joyce Michie (28) 22
8 Caroline Fairnie (25) 21
9 June Craig (25) 20
10 Iris French (22) 19

Well done to all who played today & Yesterday, the conditions were cold but we were lucky to have very little rain.
We appreciate all the support and encouragement from family friends and supporters. Many thanks to all staff at The Roxburghe and we will hopefully see you all again next year.
Claire

Saturday, 4 May 2019

Championship Day 1

Well done and thank you to all who played today in the windy conditions.
Thank you to the spectators for supporting us.

Results day 1
Round 1
Martine Pow beat Janice Cambridge (8&7)
Leanne Wilson beat Fiona Ker (2&1)
June-Anne Clark beat Carina Bunyan (19th hole)
Lynn Bruce beat Sharon Paterson (3&2)
Julie Birdsall beat Marny Waddell (7&6)
Denise Richards beat Gillian Lithgow (7&6)
Orla O’Leary beat Anne Dods (1up)
Tara Mactaggart beat Kirsty Inkpen (6&5)

Round 2
Martine Pow beat Leanne Wilson (5&3)
Lynn Bruce beat June-Anne Clark (6&5)
Julie Birdsall beat Denise Richards (4&3)


Tara Mactaggart beat Orla O’Leary (5&4)

Semi finals Sunday morning
9.00 - Martine Pow vs Lynn Bruce
9.10 - Julie Birdsall vs Tara Mactaggart

Final 1.00pm 

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Championship draws 4/5th May

Championship Draw - Saturday 4th May - Roxburghe Golf Club
9.00AM - Martine Pow (1) v Janice Cambridge (16)
9.08AM - Leanne Wilson (8) v Fiona Ker (9)
9.16AM - Carina Bunyan (5) v June-Anne Clark (12)
9.24AM - Sharon Paterson (4) v Lynn Bruce (13)
9.32AM - Julie Birdsall (3) v Marny Waddell (14)
9.40AM - Denise Richards (6) v Gillian Lithgow (11)
9.48AM - Anne Dods (7) v Orla O’Leary (10)
9.56AM - Tara Mactaggart (2) v Kirsty Inkpen (15)
Saturday Quarter Finals tee times (1.00 - 1.30)
Sunday Semi-Final tee times (9.00 & 9.10)
Final (1.00)

Bronze Championship - Sunday 5th May - Roxburghe Golf Club

The Bronze Championships will be held on Sunday 5th May at the Roxburghe Golf Club. The competition will be 1 round Stableford. The following players have qualified - 


1.10PM - Iris French & Wendy Underhill
1.20PM - Joyce Michie & Laura Spalding
1.30PM - Vicki Shirra-Gibb & Susan Coltman
1.40PM - Ingrid Swan & Caroline Fairnie
1.50PM - Olivia O’Leary & June Craig

Monday, 15 April 2019

SPRING STROKE - CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER RESULTS

I would like to thank all of the ladies who supported the competition today at Torwoodlee. We had a fantastic turnout and so pleased to see everyone in high spirits despite the bitterly cold weather.
A special thanks goes to Ronnie and his team at Torwoodlee Golf Club for keeping us fed and watered throughout the day and to Robin for assisting with the scoring.
RESULTS –
CSS: 74 (R/O)
1st Scratch – Martine Pow (74)

1st Silver Handicap – Carina Bunyan (74 BIH)
2nd Silver Handicap – Denise Richards (74)
3rd Silver Handicap – Anne Dods (75)

1st Bronze Handicap – Iris French (74)
2nd Bronze Handicap – Anne Allan (77)
Vouchers will be given out once Wilma returns from her holiday.
A short note to communicate from the day – could we all please make sure our scorecards are all filled out correctly with 2 signatures and playing handicap. There were a few uncompleted scorecards from the day and this does prolong the scoring process.
There was also a Bushnell measuring device found on the 17th fairway and is behind the bar at Torwoodlee if anyone has lost theirs.
A ladies, red, Galvin Green waterproof jacket was also left in the ladies changing room and I have that if anyone has lost theirs.
Thank you once again for your support and the Championship draw will be published very soon and I look forward to seeing you all again soon.


 Claire

Monday, 8 April 2019

DRAW - SPRING QUALIFIER - TORWOODLEE GOLF CLUB - SUNDAY 14TH APRIL

Please find below the draw for the spring competition/championship qualifier. 
I will still be accepting late entries if required.

Any problems please let me know ...

Tara

10.00AM
Joyce Michie, Fiona Ker & Sharon Paterson

10.10AM
Leanne Wilson & Lynne Bruce 

10.20AM
Caroline Fairnie, Fiona Melrose & Doreen Pringle

10.30AM
Martine Pow, Kirsty Campbell & Carina Bunyan

10.40AM
Julie Birdsall, Marjorie Rae & Carol Purves

10.50AM
Claire Howden & Janet Brown

11.00AM
Marny Waddell, Vicki Shirra–Gibb & Anne Allan

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1.00PM
Anne Dodds, Iris French & June-Anne Clark

1.10PM
Alison Rutherford & Anne Teague

1.20PM
Laura Spalding, Denise Richards & Diane Cassidy

1.30PM
Janice Cambridge, Ingrid Swan & Susan Coltman

1.40PM
Kirsty Inkpen, Tara Mactaggart & Molly Hodges

1.50PM
Dorothy Small & Gillian Lithgow

2.00PM
Diane Johnston, June Craig & Marvin Brydon

2.10PM

Wendy Underhill, Olivia O’Leary & Orla O’Leary

Results Jenny Cleghorn


The Jenny Cleghorn was held today at St Boswells Golf Club with 20 pairs playing which was brilliant and it was lovely to see some fresh faces taking part. 
Thank you to the ladies of St Boswells who looked after us all so well with their home baking (it definitely sustained me for my 9 hours at the Club!!)

The results were as follows:

Silver Division – 
1st - Marny Waddell & Lorna Rutherford net 72
2nd - Leanne Wilson & Doreen Pringle net 73 (BIH)
3rd - Venetia Scott & Claire Howden net 73

Bronze Division – 
1st - Flora Kerr & Mary Hart net 73

Vouchers will be given out once Wilma returns from her holiday.

I look forward to seeing everyone next Sunday at Torwoodlee for the Spring Qualifier - draw to follow .....


Claire

Monday, 1 April 2019

Jenny Cleghorn Draw

Hello Ladies,
Please find below the draw for the Jenny Cleghorn on Sunday 7th April at St Boswells Golf Club - 

9.30AM
Mandy Lunn & Alison Melvin
Leanne Wilson & Doreen Pringle

9.40AM
June Allan & Mary Baird


9.50AM
Flora Kerr & Mary Hart
Fiona Ker & Kirsty Campbell

10.00AM
Marjorie Rae & Moira Wilson
Caroline Fairnie & Fiona Melrose

10.10AM
Venitia Scott & Claire Howden
Carol Purves & Martine Pow

1.00PM
Anne Teague & Mags Morrison
Marvyn Brydon & Dorothy Small

1.10PM
Maureen Robson & Chris Waterson
Gillian Herriot & Eleanor Pearson

1.20PM
June-Anne Clark & Mandy Rogers
Sheila Smith & Janice Cambridge 

1.30PM
Marny Waddell & Lorna Rutherford


1.40PM
Wendy Underhill & Viv Geoghegan
Sheila Cuthbertson & Sheila Horsburgh

2.00PM 
Denise Richards & Dawn Essery
Diane Johnstone & Lorraine Tait

If you have not already done so, could you please let me know your up to date handicaps.

Many thanks,

Tara

Sunday, 24 March 2019

Match vs East Lothian

Our second friendly match was played at Minto today on a mainly dry but breezy day. We again played 4 matches of foursomes with East Lothian winning 3 ½ to ½.

June-Anne Clark and Fiona Ker halved match against Kay Lannin and Dulcie Barnes.
Gillian Lithgow and Vicki Shirra-Gibb lost to Alyssa Balding and Anne Sewell. 1up
Lynne Bruce and Caroline Fairnie lost to Gail McKill and Dianne Brown. 1up
Fiona Melrose and Chris Waterson lost to Sue Penman and Karen Fullerton. 4/3

Thank you to all the ladies who came to play and I hope to see you all at St Boswells for the Jenny Cleghorn.

Best wishes 
Claire

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Match vs East Lothian 24th March,Minto

The following ladies have been selected to represent the Borders in the match at Minto Golf Club on Sunday 24th March.

Lynne Bruce
June-Anne Clark
Caroline Fairnie
Fiona Ker
Gillian Lithgow
Fiona Melrose
Vicki Shirra-Gibb
Chris Waterson

Please all players meet at Minto at 10.00AM sharp for coffee and bacon rolls.
Dress: Black trousers, Red T-shirt, Red fleece / jumper.

Many thanks,

Tara

Monday, 11 March 2019

Friendly at Minto - 24th March


Hi Ladies,

We are still looking for 2 more people for the friendly match at Minto. These matches are a great way to meet fellow Border Ladies as well as Ladies from other counties.

If anyone would like to play please let me know as soon as possible.

Thanks

Tara

Sunday, 10 March 2019

Friendly match vs Mid Lothian

The annual match was played at Eyemouth on today with the weather dry and breezy considering the sleet everyone drove through it turned out to be a fine afternoon.
We played 4 matches of foursomes with Mid Lothian coming out on top winning 2 1/2 to 1 1/2.

Tara Mactaggart and Leanne Wilson halved their match to Karen Ferguson-Snedden andCarys Irvine.
Sharon Patterson and Lynne Bruce won 2/1 to Hannah Scott and Caroline Steedman
Gillian Lithgow and Ingrid Swan lost to Wendy Nicholson and Camille Amatt
Kirsty Inkpen and Riz McGill lost to Louise Fraser and Karen Marshall

Well done to everyone and I look forward to seeing you all again soon.


Best wishes

Claire

Sunday, 3 March 2019

Spring Competition/Championship Quaifier


Hi Ladies,

Entries are now open for the Spring Competition / Championship Qualifier.
This will be played at Torwoodlee Golf Club on Sunday 14th April.

Morning and afternoon tee times are available and please contact myself if you would like to enter with your home club and preferred morning or afternoon tee off no later than Sunday 7th April.

Thank you
  
Tara

Mobile: 07754484033

Friday, 1 March 2019

Match vs Midlothian 10th March

The following ladies have been selected to represent the Borders in the match at Eyemouth Golf Club on Sunday 10th March.

Lynne Bruce
June-Anne Clark
Kirsty Inkpen
Gillian Lithgow
Tara Mactaggart
Sharon Paterson
Ingrid Swan
Leanne Wilson

Please all players meet at Eyemouth at 11.30AM sharp for coffee and bacon rolls.
Dress: Black trousers, Red T-shirt, Red fleece / jumper.

Many thanks,



 Tara

Monday, 11 February 2019

Jenny Cleghorn - St Boswells - 7th April

Hi Ladies,


Our first competition of the year – The Jenny Cleghorn (Greensomes) -  is coming up on Sunday 7th April at St Boswells Golf Club. We would love to see as many silver and bronze pairs as possible attending this event to start the season off well.
Morning and afternoon tee times are available and please contact myself if you would like to enter with your home clubs and preferred morning or afternoon tee off no later than Sunday 31st March.

I look forward to seeing you all at St. Boswells

Tara

Mobile: 07754484033

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Spring meeting/Championship

Hello Ladies,

Happy New Year and I hope you are all thinking of dusting off the clubs soon.

On Monday evening, the committee came together to discuss the year ahead. After discussion, it has been decided that our Spring Meeting/Championship Qualifier will be moved to the earlier date of Sunday 14th April and the Championships to Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May. This was decided due to several silver division players unable to play the original date.

On another note, our annual friendly matches are scheduled for March on the following dates:

Sunday 10th March - vs Midlothian - Eyemouth Golf Club (Tee times from 12.30PM)
Sunday 24th March - vs East Lothian - Minto Golf Club (Tee times from 11.00AM)

If you would like to participate in these friendly matches, please email Tara with your interest no later than Monday 25th February for the Midlothian match and Monday 11th March for the East Lothian match.

I look forward to seeing you all soon.

Claire Mactaggart