Tuesday 20 November 2012

A New Year

The new committee is now in place after the AGM.  County Captain, Gillian Oliver thanked all those who attended and she hoped that the next year would see membership and competition entries increase.
If anyone has any questions or ideas concerning the BLCGA please contact either Gillian or any member of the committee (see contact details page), and we will do our best to help.
Hopefully the weather will be kinder to us in 2013.
The website will be updated when more information regarding competitions etc becomes available

Tuesday 16 October 2012


Border Ladies County Golf Association  AGM  will be held at

St. Boswell's Golf Club on Monday 12th November at 7:00pm

Refreshments will be available

Sunday 23 September 2012

Charity Texas scramble

Monksford House  Golf Course
Charity & Fund Raiser Texas Scramble


1st -  Alan Bow, Brian Thompson, Steven Brady & Gavin McFarlane
2nd –Mark Smith, Simon Fairbairn, Robin Gladstone & Colin Scott
Julie Birdsall, Angus Roberts, Andrew & Morgan White,
Al Turnbull, Snowy J, Ross Weir, D Watterson
Garry Cross, S Hunter, A Arnott, J Hay
Steven Lilley, D Arnot, N Wilson, J Watters
Judith Anderson, Martine Pow, Carole Purves, Lyn Douglas
Isla & Kenny Craigie team
Bill Murdie, John Logan, Paul Logan, Richard Duncan
Colin Campbell, Bruce Anderson, Gavin Forrest, S Anderson
Lorraine White, Douglas Lindsay, Maria Smail, Roger Changleng
Ian Glover, Tom Little, Andy Beatt, Derek McGill
Ian Sharp, Paul Frankland, Denise Richards, Alan Sharp
Mary, Richard, Doreen, Bill Lillico

Nearest the Holes:

1st – Morgan White  -  7' 2"  -  see some people can get on this green!!
4th  - Martine Pow
6th – Doreen Lillico  

The winning teams choice of charity is the Sick Kids in Edinburgh and a cheque for £160 will be sent.

Thank you for playing and we hope you enjoyed your day.

Fiona Ker

Thursday 20 September 2012

Charity Texas scramble. Monksford

Could all competitors playing on Saturday 22nd September in the charity Texas scramble at monksford please turn up ready to play at least half an hour prior to their tee times. Two shotgun start tee times at 9am and 2pm.

Fiona Ker

Friday 14 September 2012

Commonwealth Spoons Final - Powfoot 13th September

Sheila Cuthbertson & Sheila Horsburgh won the Commonwealth Spoons Final held at Powfoot yesterday.   They teed off second and had it windy and wet for the early part of the round but came in with an 86 - 13.5 = 72.5 which held good all day.

Wednesday 29 August 2012

Monksford Charity Day 22nd September

BLCGA & Lothian and Borders Police Golf Section

Saturday 22nd Sept 2012 at MONKSFORD
(A68, Newtown St Boswells)
(Access to course which is on the East side of the A68, is via stables entrance directly off A68 just North of Newtown St Boswells).

£40 per team
 Proceeds split between
Lothian & Borders Police Golf Section &
Choice of Charity chosen by Winning Team
 Entries to:
Gillian Oliver
shotgun start at 0900 hrs or 1400 hrs
Open to non – members of BLCGA(both male & female), closing date for entries 15th Sept 2012
Get your entries in quick to guarantee a space.

Friday 17 August 2012

Silver jubilee quaich results

Thank you to the Hirsel for courtesy of the course on Sunday 12th. The weather was great.
Winner. Leanne Wilson 34pts
Runner up. Fiona Ker 33 pts

Draw for Sophie Gifford at Thornhill 18th August

11.56  Linda Jack (D&G)   Pearl Beattie (Thornhill)
12.04  Rachel Walker (D&C)  Emma Kennedy (D&G)
12.12  Emma Greenlees (D&G)  Dani Ker (Roxburghe)
12.20  Fiona Ker (Kelso)  Fiona Irvine (Lochmabon)
12.28  Tara Mactaggart (Minto)  Dorothy Young (D&C)
12.36  Sheila Townsley (D&C)  Fiona Allison (D&C)
12.44  Linda Robertson (D&C)  Eileen Scott (Powfoot)
12.52  Fiona Macgregor (Thornhill)

Thursday 9 August 2012

Silver Jubilee Quaich - Draw

The draw for the Silver Jubilee Quaich at the Hirsel on Sunday 12th August

10.00  Isla Craigie  Tara Mactaggart
10.10  Zara Middlemas  Fiona Ker
10.20  Rhea Middlemas  Isobel Massie  Leanne Wilson

Late entries are still being taken contact Julie Birdsall (07973 441381 - highridgehall@btinternet.com)

Friday 3 August 2012

Fwd: Silver Jubilee Quaich

Subject: Silver Jubilee Quaich

Hi all,
Just a quick reminder that we have lots of entries still available for the Silver Jubilee Quaich on the 12th August at the Hirsel  If you would like an entry please contact Julie Birdsall on highridgehall@btinternet.com 
Thanks Gillian

Tuesday 31 July 2012

Sophie Gifford at Thornhill Saturday 18th August

The Sophie Gifford has been opened up to all silver division players from Borders, Dumfriesshire and Galloway County members. 
This is taking place with the kind permission from Thornhill Golf Club, the best scratch score winning the Sophie Gifford salver. Scratch and handicap prizes also
Entry £5 by 1st August to Fiona Macgregor, 6 Drumshinnoch Cottages,Durisdeer, Thornhill DG3 6EQ telephone 01848 500266

Commonwealth Spoons - results

The results for the Commonwealth Spoons foursomes event held at Cardrona on Sunday 22nd July 
Winnners - Sheila Cuthbertson and Sheila Horsburgh
Second - Dianne Keddie and Marny Waddell
Third - Leanne Wilson and Sharon Paterson.

Many thanks to Cardrona for their hospitality

Saturday 21 July 2012

Commonwealth Spoons - Cardrona

The draw for the Commonwealth Spoons on Sunday 22nd is as follows:

0940 Dianne Cassidy & Alison Rutherford
Lorraine White & Denise Richards
1044 Sheila Horsburgh & Sheila Cutherbertson
Dianne Keddie & Marnie Waddell
1410 Claire Howden & Venetia Scott
M McMurchie & M Horwood

1420 Sharon Paterson & Leanne Wilson
Gillian Oliver & Sammy Barrie

Tuesday 17 July 2012

Fwd: Commonwealth Spoons

  Hi Folks,
Just a reminder to see if anyone would like to play in the Coronation Foursomes at Cardrona on Sunday.  There are very few entries and at the moment its stuggling to go ahead, which is dissappointing as Cardrona has kindly given coutesy of the course.
If you are free it would be great to see you, fingers crossed the weather will be fine!!
Please get in touch ASAP

Tuesday 10 July 2012

Charity Texas scramble

Due to the weather we have been informed that Monksford is closed. The charity Texas scramble due to be played this Sunday has been rescheduled for Saturday 22nd September entries to Gillian Oliver at gillianboswells@hotmail.co.uk

Tuesday 3 July 2012

South Jamboree - 30th June to 1st July

It was a good weekend at the Jamboree at Colvend, the team played well and were unlucky not to get through.

Day 1
Dumfriesshire 5 1/2  Galloway 3 1/2

Day 2
Borders 4   Dumfriesshire 5
Liz Campbell & Judith Anderson halved with Rachel Walker & Katie McCracken
Tara Mactaggart & Dani Ker lost to Diane McDonald & Lynsey Kirkwood 7&5
Sharon Paterson & Isla Craigie beat Jordana Graham & Emma Greenlees 3&2
Judith Anderson halved with Rachel Walker
Tara Mactaggart lost to Diane McDonald 1 hole
Sharon Paterson beat Katie McCracken 4&3
Dani Ker beat Lynsey Kirkwood 2 holes
Liz Campbell  lost to Jordana Graham 2&1
Isla Craigie lost to Emma Greenlees 1 hole

Day 3
Borders 8  Galloway 1
Liz Campbell & Tara Mactaggart beat Christina Meldrum & Addi Shamash 4&2
Judith Anderson & Dani Ker beat Gwen Robson & Judy Hillesly 7&5
Sharon Paterson & Isla Craigie beat Jean Brydson & Sheila McMurtie 4&3
Tara Mactaggart beat Addi Shamash 5&3
Dani Ker beat Gwen Robson 3&1
Gillian Oliver lost to Christina Meldrum 1 hole
Leanne Wilson beat Judy Hillesly 6&5
Liz Campbell beat Jean Brydson 6&4
Isla Craigie beat Sheila McMurtie 3&2

Tuesday 5 June 2012

South Jamboree

The team has been announced for the South Jamboree being held at Colvend near Dalbeattie from 30th June to 2nd July.  We will be playing on the Sunday and Monday and would appreciate your support

Judith Anderson (Hawick)
Liz Campbell (Torwoodlee)
Isla Craigie (Torwoodlee)
Danielle Ker (Roxburghe)
Tara McTaggart (Minto)
Gillian Oliver (St Boswells)
Sharon Paterson (Kelso)
Leanne Wilson (Kelso)
Practice sessions whch will include all the squad will be taking place every Friday evening, first one is at Torwoodlee on Friday 8th at 6pm

Sunday 3 June 2012

Team Tournament - Results

48 competitors played at Duns in the Team Tournament today (CSS 75)

Handicap trophy
The Roxburghe 241 gross less 17 -  224 nett
Danielle Ker (5) Julie Birdsall (5) Fiona Ker (7)

Scratch trophy
Torwoodlee 256 gross
Isla Craigie, Anne Dodds, Venetia Scott, Denise Richards

Longest Drive at 10th
Silver (donated by Liz Campbell) - Anne Dods
Bronze  (donated by Anne Dods) - Meg Thomson

Nearest Pin at 15th
Silver (donated by Judith Anderson)- Kirsty Inkpen
Bronze (donated by Lynne Douglas) - June Craig

2s - Julie Birdsall, Marven Bryden, Helen Cuthbertson

Spot prizes
Fiona Runciman, Marven Brydon & St Boswells team

Many thanks to Duns Golf Club for courtesy of the course

Monday 28 May 2012

Draw for Team Tournament Duns 3rd June 2012

We have been informed that the Jim Clark Rally is this weekend so please allow extra time for travelling as the roads around Duns will be busier than usual,  we have been assured that we will be able to get to the golf course 
9.30am Player 1 Lucille Patterson
Duns 1 Torwoodlee 3
9.40am Player 2 Fiona Runciman
Duns 2 Torwoodlee 3
9.50am Jean Beattie Alison Fleming  Leanne Wilson
Selkirk 1 Kelso  Kelso 
10am Sharon Patterson Denise Richards Carol Purves 
Kelso Torwoodlee 1 Selkirk 1
10.10am Isla Craigie  Frances Falconer Player 2
Torwoodlee 1 Melrose Duns 1
10.20am Alison Rutherford  Venita Scott Janet Shirra-Gibb
Selkirk 1 Torwoodlee 1 Melrose
10.30am Diane Cassidy  Player 1 Dani Ker
Selkirk 1 Duns 2 Roxburghe
10.40am Fiona Ker Marvyn Brydon Meg Thompson
Roxburghe Torwoodlee 2 Torwoodlee 3
10.50am Sharon Lees Julie Birdsall
Kelso Roxburghe
11am Grace Black Player 3 Player 3
Torwoodlee 2 Duns 1 Duns 2
1.30pm Anne Dods Helen Cuthbertson
Torwoodlee 1 Torwoodlee 2
1.40pm Ros Roxburgh June Craig
Selkirk 2 Selkirk 2
1.50pm Fay Cockburn  Lynn Douglas Player 4
Selkirk 2 Hawick Selkirk 2
2pm Judith Anderson Player 1 Player 4
Hawick St Boswells Duns1
2.10pm Player 2 Tara Mactaggart Ailsa Mitchell
St Boswells Minto Hawick
2.20pm Alison Von Ruben Player 3 Player 1
Minto  St Boswells Duns 3
2.30pm Player 4 Player 4 
Duns 2 St Boswells
2.40pm Player 2 Carol Allott Player 3
Duns 3 Minto Duns 3
2.50pm Player 4 Player 4  Janet Brown 
Duns 3 Melrose Melrose 

Thursday 24 May 2012

GPS Devices

After discussion at committee we have followed SLGA lead and are not allowing GPS measuring devices in BLCGA competitions.

Sunday 20 May 2012

Border Girls Championship 20th May - Jedburgh

Danielle & Leanne with their trophies
15 girls took part in 3 separate competitions at Jedburgh today.
In the main championship Danielle Ker from the Roxburghe scored a gross 70 course record to win the Scratch Trophy
13 handicapper Leanne Wilson from Kelso won the Handicap Trophy with a net 70

The 6 hole nearly handicap medal was won by Lily Towers from Minto
The 36 stroke flag competition was won by Sophie Allott also from Minto

Many thanks to Jedburgh Golf Club for their hospitality and courtesy of the course

Thursday 17 May 2012

Scottish Ladies at Tain

Unfortunately Martine has been put out of the championship in the second round, she was beaten by last year's finalist Eilidh Briggs 3&2, who now plays Kelsay Macdonald from Nairn Dunbar, a repeat of last years quarter-final.

Selkirk's Martine Pow had a good win (6&5) in her first round tie against Alyson McKechin, she now plays Eilidh Briggs from Kilmacolm, last years beaten finalist in the 2nd round this afternoon

After 2 stroke play rounds Martine Pow has qualified 14th at Tain, she will play Alyson McKechin from Elderslie on Thursday morning

Sunday 13 May 2012

Sunday at the Championships

Judith Anderson 2012
BLCGA Champion
Finals day at The Roxburghe started windy and got steadily worse throughout the day.

First semi-final between Leanne Wilson and Tara Mactaggart turned into an epic with Leanne finally winning at the fourth extra hole. The other semi was also a close match with Judith Anderson beating Ailsa Bain on the last.
The finalists had very difficult conditions to overcome in the afternoon with Judith the eventual winner on the 16th green, gaining her 9th county championship.

11year old Rhea Middlemas
2012 BLCGA Bronze Champion
In the first bronze semi-final, 11 year old Rhea Middlemas beat Sammie Barrie 6&5, Alison Fleming overcame 13 year old Amy Martin at the last to join Rhea in the final. 
Rhea hardly put a foot wrong during the final beating Alison on the 14th.

Slideshow of the day on the photographs page

Saturday 12 May 2012

Saturday at the Championships

The sun came out today, what a difference from the rest of the week.  Hope it stays fair for tomorrow

Results for the day
First round
Tara Mactaggart bt Shiela Leifer 7&5
Sharon Paterson bt Carina Bunyan 20th hole
Danielle Ker bt Gillian Oliver 6&5
Leanne Wilson bt Kirsty Inkpen 19th hole
Judith Anderson bt Denise Richards 6&5
Julie Birdsall bt Marny Waddell 1 hole
Liz Campbell bt Fiona Ker 2&1
Ailsa Bain bt Pam Cessford 4&3

Quarter Finals
Tara Mactaggart bt Sharon Paterson 1 hole
Leanne Wilson bt Danielle Ker 2&1
Judith Anderson bt Julie Birdsall 3&2
Ailsa Bain bt Liz Campbell 19th hole

Bronze - Quarter Finals
Amy Martin bt Lucille Paterson 4&3
Alison Fleming bt Marion Blades 2 up
Sammie Barr bt Dianne Keddie 19th hole
Rhea Middlemas bt Kath Fletcher 3&2

Saturday 5 May 2012

Tee times for the Roxburghe 12/13th May

First round - Championship
9.00  Tara MacTaggart vs Shiela Leifer
9.10  Carina Bunyan vs  Sharon Paterson
9.20  Danielle Ker vs  Gillian Oliver
9.30  Leanne Wilson vs Kirsty Inkpen
9.40  Judith Anderson vs Denise Richards
9.50  Marny Waddell vs  Julie Birdsall
10.00 Liz Campbell vs  Fiona Ker
10.10. Pam Cessford vs Ailsa Bain

Second Round - Championship
13.30 Tara or Shiela vs Carina or Sharon
13.40 Danielle or Gillian vs Leanne or Kirsty
13.50 Judith or Denise vs Marny or Julie
14.00 Liz or Fiona vs Pam or Ailsa

First round - Bronze
14.10 Lucille Paterson vs  Amy Martin
14.20 Marion Blades vs  Alison Fleming
14.30 Dianne Keddie vs  Sammie Barrie
14.40 Rhea Middlemas vs  Kath Fletcher

Sunday 29 April 2012

Spring Competition Kelso 29 April '12- Results

In brutal conditions 34 ladies played at Kelso in the spring competition (championship qualifier)
SILVER (handicap)
Tara MacTaggart 78 - 4 = 74
Judith Anderson 83 - 4 = 79
Ailsa Bain  79

BRONZE (handicap)
Lucille Paterson 101 - 24 = 77
Kath Fletcher 105 - 22 = 83

The draw for the championship finals to be held at The Roxburghe on 12/13th May

1. Tara MacTaggart vs 16. Shiela Leifer
9. Carina Bunyan vs 8. Sharon Paterson
5. Danielle Ker vs 12. Gillian Oliver
13. Leanne Wilson vs 4. Kirsty Inkpen
3. Judith Anderson vs 14. Denise Richards
11. Marny Waddell vs 6 Julie Birdsall
7. Liz Campbell vs 10. Fiona Ker
15. Pam Cessford vs 2. Ailsa Bain

1. Lucille Paterson vs 8. Amy Martin
5. Marion Blades vs 4. Alison Fleming
3. Dianne Keddie vs 6. Sammie Barrie
7. Rhea Middlemas vs 2. Kath Fletcher

Good luck to all competitors

Sunday 22 April 2012

Draw - Spring Competition Kelso 29th April

Spring competition (Championship Qualifier) to be held at Kelso on Sunday 29th April
Late entries please to Fiona Ker 07738 521157 email fionaker41@yahoo.co.uk

10.00 A Bain (P) 3 J Birdsall (Rox) 5
10.10 C Bunyan (Rox) 8 F Ker (K) 7
10.20 P Cessford (Hir) 14 L Paterson (T) 24
10.30 J Anderson (H) 4 S Leifer (Hir) 10
10.40 S Cuthbertson (P) 3 D Ker (Rox) 5
10.50 L Douglas (H) 10 S Horsburgh (P) 22
11.00 I Massie (Inn) 19 K Fletcher (Hir) 22
1.00 L Campbell (T) 5 A Mitchell (H) 11
1.10 T Mactaggart (M) 3 K Inkpen (D)  5 D Richards (T) 9
1.20 S Paterson (K) 5 M Waddell (P) C Howden (T) 12
1.30 Elspeth Bell (Hir) 12 L Wilson (K) 14 L White (T) 14
1.40 G Oliver (SB) 6 S Barr (SB) 22 A Martin (H) 28
1.50 A Fleming (K) 22 R Middlemas (H) 32 M Blades (P) 22
2.00 W Underhill (E) 21 Z Middlemas (H) 32 D Keddie (P) 23

Saturday 14 April 2012

Spring Stroke - Championship Qualifier


Next BLCGA competition is theSpring Stroke  (championship qualifier) at Kelso on Sunday 29th April
Top 16 scratch scores will qualify for the championship
Top 8 bronze scratch scores for the bronze championship
Tee times 10.00 - 11.15am,  1.00 - 2.15pm
The championship is at The Roxburghe on 12/13th May

Entry form available here
or contact Fiona Ker 07738 521157
email fionaker41@yahoo.co.uk

Friday 13 April 2012

U16s - Strathmore

At end of championships Dani Ker finished 77th with a total of 168 (78,90) 
Leanne Wilson finished 94th with a total of 177 (88,89)

England's Gabrielle Cawley won with a total of 146  (73,73)
Italy's Lodovica Farina was second with 147 (74,73)
First Scot was Lauren Whyte finishing in 5th place with 150 (76,74)
Clara Young finished 11th with 151 (73,78)

Sunday 8 April 2012

Jenny Cleghorn - 8th April - Results

Tuesday 3 April 2012

Jenny Cleghorn 8th April - St Boswells

Although the draw for the Jenny Cleghorn greensomes has been made, late entries are still being taken. Phone Gillian 07877 864005/01835 824767
1010                A Rutherford & D Cassidy                   J Allen & Ptnr
1050                L Gillie & K Bryson                              S Horburgh & D Keddie
1100                V Scott & S Cuthbertson                      L Campbell & L White

1300                G Oliver & S Barrie                             A Mitchell & I Craigie
1310                M Blades & B Scott                             G McNaught & A Brown
1320                D Richards & M Waddell                    J Craig & C Purves
1330                H Cuthbertson & L Paterson               I French & E French

Wednesday 28 March 2012

Jenny Cleghorn - St Boswells 8th April '12

Just to let you know the first competition on the Border Ladies calendar is coming up shortly.  The Jenny Cleghorn Greensomes are to be held at St Boswells on Sunday 8th April.
Entry forms can be found at your club or on the diary page.
Competition organiser is Gillian Oliver (tele 01835 824767, mob 07877 86405)

Sunday 18 March 2012

Match vs East Lothian at Kilspindie 18th March

East Lothian won their home match at Kilspindie today against the Borders
Match results (East Lothian first)
Clara Young & Keren Ward bt Judith Anderson & Danielle Ker (4&3)
Susan Penman & Barbara Biggart lost to Julie Birdsall & Tara Mactaggart (4&2)
Marylou Renton & Hazel Sauders bt Denise Richards & Ailsa Mitchell (4&3)
Gwen Stewart & Anne Sewell bt Lillian Oliver (3&2)

In the Junior match the honours were shared one match each
Charlotte Munro lost to Leanne Wilson & Rhea Middlemas (1 hole)
Joanne Free bt Amy Martin & Zara Middlemas (4&2)

Many thanks to the East for their hospitality
see photos on photograph page

Sunday 11 March 2012

Match vs Midlothian 11th March 2012

The Midlothian team beat Borders in the match held at Craigmillar Park on an early spring although windy day.
Results (Midlothian first)
Rachel Livingston & Louise Fraser bt Judith Anderson & Tara Mactaggart (6&5)
Gabrielle McDonald & Claire Hargan bt Liz Campbell & Isla Craigie (5&3)
Karen Marshall & Linda Bain halved with Denise Richards & Dani Ker
Sal Shepherd & Gillian Simpson bt Lynne Douglas & Fiona Ker (3&2)
In the Junior match
Kirsty Simpson & Kirsty Burgess bt Leanne Wilson & Amy Martin (2&1)
Thanks to Midlothian and Craigmillar Park for their hospitality
see photos on the photograph page

Saturday 10 March 2012

Match v East Lothian at Kilspindie

Sunday 18th March 2012, tea/coffee 0930 hours, first tee-off time 1030 hours:

Gillian Oliver
Judith Anderson
Lynn Douglas
Dani Ker
Ailsa Mitchell
Denise Richards
Julie Birsall
Tara McTaggart

Match vs Midlothian - Craigmillar Park

Sunday 11th March 2012,  arrive for coffee 10.15am, first tee off time 1100 hours:

Judith Anderson
Lynn Douglas
Fiona Ker
Dani Ker
Isla Craigie
Denise Richards
Tara McTaggart
Liz Campbell

Friday 24 February 2012

2012 Competitions

Please check out the diary page for dates for all BLCGA competitions. Entry forms can be downloaded from this site

Tuesday 21 February 2012

Friendly matches (reposted with venues)

Happy New Year to you all and hope you are all looking forward to the coming golf season.

Friendly matches have been arranged with Midlothian (Craigmillar Park) on 11th March
and East Lothian at Kilspindie on 18th March at 9.30 arrival, 10.30 tee time.

Any low handicap golfers wishing to be considered for matches/county team please contact Gillian (email  gillianboswells@hotmail.co.uk )  before the end of January.

Squad practice

There will be a squad practice at Ashkirk Driving Range on Sunday 4th March at 10.00am

Tuesday 14 February 2012

Committee meeting Feb'12

A County meeting is being held at the BGH Committee room on 23rd February at 7pm.

Monday 6 February 2012

News of Curtis Cup from the SLGA

Please find in the attached link the Curtis cup match survey document – it would be great if you could draw this to the attention of the potential supporters in your area – already a lot of interest and sign up!
A link to the survey is also available on the LGU website and the Curtis cup 2102 facebook page.

Shona Malcolm
LGU Championships Limited