Friday, June 17, 2016

 

Last weekend the Inter County Jamboree was held at Edzell Golf Club and what a great weekend we all had!.

Aberdeenshire was represented by Kimberley Beveridge (Aboyne), Donna Pocock (Kemnay), Sammy Leslie (Kemnay), Vikki Thom, (Kemnay), Rachel Polson (Kemnay), Shannon McWilliam (Kemnay), Carol Wilson (Murcar Links) and Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies).  The course was in excellent condition and the girls played some superb golf with birdies the order of the day! I was so proud of the way they conducted themselves both on and off the course and they are a real credit to their clubs and County.

On Saturday we beat Angus 6-3. Had a superb win over Northern Counties on Sunday 81/2 – ˝ and although we lost 5-4 to Perth and Kinross on Monday we had done enough to win on the count back so are delighted to be representing Northern Counties in the Scottish Finals which this year are being held in Aboyne in September. I would just like to thank Ann, Margaret, Jill and Karen for all their support and encouragement over the weekend – they really kept me going! -  and to all the Aberdeenshire caddies and  supporters who did a brilliant job – our win was a real ‘Aberdeenshire’ team effort and it was great to see so much yellow round the course.


Aberdeenshire was well represented in the SVLGA Northern Championships held at Peterculter last week with Kim Watt (Aberdeen Ladies) , Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies), Jill Harrison (Cruden Bay), Pat Wilson (Murcar Links), Joan Mair (Deeside), Sharon Marshall (Hazlehead), Avril Willox (Murcar Links), Meg Beaton (Inverurie) and Sheila McCrae(MurcarLinks) all reaching the match play stages. Congratulations to Sheena who won the SVLGA Nothern Championship and to Sharon who won the Sliver Handicap Championship.

A Stephen Gallagher order of merit Junior event was held at the McDonald Cardrona Golf Club, Peebles at the weekend with Carmen Griffths (Aboyne), Jasmine Mackintosh (Hazlehead) and Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne)  all playing. Many congratulations to Jasmine who became the first winner of the Stephen Gallagher Foundation Vase finishing 2 shots ahead of Shannon. Jasmine has also been named in the Scotland’s girls squad for next months European girl’s event being held at the Oslo Golf Club.


We are all looking forward to the Tri Am at Ballater in July and a wee reminder that the closing date for the rearranged County Championships at Newmachar is Friday 8th July - entry forms are available on the website.

Sheila McNaught

County Jamboree at Edzell Golf Club Saturday 11thMonday 13th June 2016
Draw and Results

 

Tuesday  June 8, 2016

North of Scotland Championship

The closing date for the North of Scotland Championship to be held at Dunblane Golf Club 5th – 7th July has been extended to Saturday 18th June. Entry forms are available here.

 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Aberdeenshire County Team

 

The team selected to represent Aberdeenshire in the Northern Division Jamboree at Edzell Golf Club from Saturday 11th June until Monday 13th June 2016 is listed below, in alphabetical order.

 

Kimberley Beveridge
Sammy Leslie
Jasmine Mackintosh
Shannon McWilliam
Donna Pocock
Rachel Polson
Carol Wilson
Sheena Wood

Reserves:
Vikki Thom

Aboyne
Kemnay
Hazlehead
Aboyne
Kemnay
Kemnay
Murcar Links
Aberdeen Ladies (Team Captain)


Kemnay

 

 

 


Kimberley Beveridge


Sammy Leslie


Jasmine Mackintosh


Shannon McWilliam

Donna Pocock


Rachel Polson


Carol Wilson


Sheena Wood


The draw is as follows:

Saturday 11th June
Perth and Kinross v Northern Counties
Angus v Aberdeenshire

Sunday 12th June
Perth and Kinross v Angus
Northern Counties v Aberdeenshire

Monday 13th June
Aberdeenshire v Perth & Kinross
Northern Counties v Angus

If you can, please come along to watch some great golf and cheer on the team.
 

 

 

 

Thursday May 26, 2016

Many congratulations to all the ladies who participated in the Watt Duffus Inter Club Trophy, held this year at Craibstone Golf Club.  17 teams played and it was lovely to see Dunecht House and Craibstone participating for the first time.

There were several excellent scores with Rachel Polson, Kemnay Golf Club, producing the round of the day, a gross 71, to win the Kennaway Cup.  Camilla Davis, Dunecht House, playing off a handicap of 13, played an excellent round of golf to win the Individual Handicap Trophy with a gross 79 nett 66.


Sheila McNaught, Rachel Polson, Margaret MacNaughtan


In the team events there was a tie for the handicap event with two clubs, Banchory 1 and Deeside on a total of 217.  Well done to both teams and congratulations to Banchory 1 who emerged winners with a better inward half.


Sheila McNaught, Tricia Halliwell, Gail Christie and Margaret MacNaughtan


There was a very clear winner for the scratch prize.  Many congratulations to the Kemnay team who produced an excellent scratch total of 225 to win the Mrs Watt Duffus Trophy for the first time.


Sheila McNaught, Rachel Polson, Donna Pocock, Sammy Leslie and Margaret MacNaughtan


Our grateful thanks go to Marshall Leisure and Craibstone Golf Club who kindly granted us courtesy of the course and to all the members and staff who made us feel so welcome and helped make it a fantastic day. 


At the Helen Holm Trophy held at Troon in April, Aberdeenshire was represented by  Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne), Sammy Leslie (Kemnay) and Jasmine McIntosh (Hazlehead)  with  Shannon and Jasmine both qualifying for the final days play over the Championship course. Congratulations to Shannon who finished 15th and was the leading Scottish player.

Closer to home the Munross Trophy was played last Sunday at Montrose Links and many congratulations to Jasmine who played very well to finish 4th with rounds of 73 and 74 for a total of 147, only 6 shots of the winning score. Carmen Griffiths (Aboyne), Megan Robb (Peterculter) and Molly Stewart (Murcar Links) were also involved with all 3 finishing in the top 20.

Next week sees the start of the Scottish Women’s Amateur Championships which this year is being played at West Kilbride. Rachel Polson (Kemnay), Sammy Leslie (Kemnay). Kimberley Beveridge (Aboyne), Molly Stewart (Murcar Links) and Jasmine McIntosh (Hazlehead) are all involved. There are 60 Ladies playing and we wish them all good luck and look forward to watching their progress throughout the week with interest.

Watt Duffus Results

 

Sunday May 8, 2016

The County Championship has been rescheduled for Friday 29th July, Saturday 30th July and Sunday 7th August at Newmachar Golf Club. Players must re-enter the competition to be included in the new draw, entry forms can be found here.

Grateful thanks to Newmachar Golf Club for accommodating us on these new dates.

 

Friday April 29, 2016

Due to the weather, the County Championship at Newmachar scheduled for Friday 29th April – Sunday 1st May has been cancelled. The committee are hoping to reschedule the event, the details of which will follow shortly.

 

Friday April 15, 2016

After what has been a very disappointing few months for winter golf, the season has finally started. Hopefully you have dusted off your clubs and are getting back out on the golf course again and like me, are looking forward to the new season.

Thank you to all of you who turned out for our AGM last November. Thanks, as ever, to Karen for all work she puts in preparing the power point presentation- it is always fun to see the photos and certainly brings back all the memories of the past season.

We had our first County coaching session on Sunday 21st February at Murcar Links when Gary Forbes put the girls through their paces concentrating mainly on their short game play. We were fortunate with the weather and it was great to get the girls out again.


Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies), Donna Pocock (Kemnay), Sammy Leslie (Kemnay),
Rachel Polson (Kemnay) and Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne)


We were also meant to play the Scottish Vets in March but unfortunately they had to cancel but we still kept a tee time and 4 of the girls – Sammy Leslie(Kemnay), Carol Wilson (Murcar Links), Donna Pocock (Kemnay) and Rachel Polson (Kemnay) played a match which was very competitive and a lot of fun. Our final training session is on Sunday 17th April at Murcar Links

Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies) is just back from playing in the Spanish Senior Women’s Amateur Golf Championship at Royal Pineda in Seville. She was the only Scot to survive the second round cut and finished a creditable tied 22nd. We also congratulate Sheena on her selection to play for the Scottish Vets in the McKenna Trophy match against the Irish Vets this weekend.

At the younger end of the County squad, Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne) recently enjoyed warm weather training in Portugal with the SG squad and at the recent SGL Golf awards ceremony in Edinburgh she was awarded the 2015 Ladies Order of Merit Award. An outstanding achievement and she has got this season off to a flying start with victory in the Scottish Junior Tour event at Forrester Park. We look forward to watching Shannon’s progress this season with interest.


Shannon McWilliam


The first Junior competition was held at Newburgh Golf Club on Sunday 10th April and despite some very heavy rain the girls coped well with the difficult conditions and Carmen Griffiths (Aboyne) won with 34points.


Rachel Mathieson (Hazlehead), Carmen Griffiths (Aboyne), Caitlin Fraser (Tarland)


Congratulations must also go to our President Margaret MacNaughtan (Aberdeen Ladies) who was invited in December to become a member of the R&A.  A great honour and so deserved after all the hard work Margaret has put in to Scottish golf at Club, County and National level over the years.

We are excited to be playing the County Championships at Newmachar Golf Club from Friday 29th April – Sunday 1st May.

I am delighted to have added a ‘new’ competition to the County Fixture list – a TRI AM event being held at Ballater Golf Club on Thursday 7th July.
Details of all our fixtures can be found under the Competitions link.

The County Jamboree is being held at Edzell Golf Club this year from Saturday 11th June to Monday 13th June.  The girls are always very pleased to see some yellow clad supporters round the course so if anyone would like to come down and support the team we would love to see you.

I look forward to seeing many of you during the golfing season which I hope is a warm, sunny one.

Sheila McNaught
County Captain

 

 

 

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