Monday, 29 May 2017

Scottish Amateur Ladies Championship

Aberdeenshire was well represented in the Scottish Amateur Ladies Championship held at Royal Aberdeen – Carol Wilson (Murcar Links), Fiona Seedhouse (Aberdeen Ladies), Jasmine Mackintosh (Hazlehead), Kimberley Beveridge (Aboyne), Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne), Sammy Leslie (Kemnay), Rachel Polson (Kemnay). Lynne Terry (Cruden Bay), Lesley Watson (Deeside), Louise Anderson (Duff House), Megan Robb (Peterculter), Molly Stewart (Murcar Links), Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies), Morven Adam (Hazlehead), Michelle Finnie (Aberdeen Ladies), Catriona MacDonald (Aberdeen Ladies) and Suzanne Robertson (Fraserburgh).

The first qualifying round was played in horrendous conditions and the second round the next day was cancelled due to strong winds so the match play draw was decided only on one round. Shannon McWillaim (Aboyne), Megan Robb (Peterculter),Jasmine Mackintosh (Hazlehead) , Kimberley Beveridge(Aboyne) and Rachel Polson (Kemnay) all qualified for the match play stages with Shannon, Jasmine, Kimberley and Rachel winning their first round ties before being beaten in the afternoon having to play again in very testing weather conditions.   Fiona Seedhouse (Aberdeen Ladies), Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies), Carol Wilson (Murcar Links), Sammy Leslie (Kemnay) and Louise Anderson (Duff House Royal) all qualified to play in the Clark Rosebowl competition, the championship’s secondary match play competition. After the first days matches Carol and Sammy both reached the semi final and after good wins in the morning by both girls the stage was set for an Aberdeenshire final in the afternoon which Carol won 3and 2. This is Carol’s second Rosebowl success as she won it at Monifieth two years ago.
Carol Wilson (Murcar Links)
(Photo courtesy of Cal Carson Golf)

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Aberdeenshire County Team for Jamboree

I am delighted to announce the Aberdeenshire team selected to play in the forthcoming Jamboree at Nairn in June is:

Kimberley Beveridge (Aboyne)
Sammy Leslie (Kemnay)
Jasmine Mackintosh (Hazlehead)
Donna Pocock  (Kemnay)
Rachel Polson (Kemnay)
Molly Stewart (Murcar Links)
Carol Wilson (Murcar Links)
Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies)
Res: Gillian Mackenzie (Banchory)

Kimberley Beveridge

Sammy Leslie

Jasmine Mackintosh
Donna Pocock
Rachel Polson
Molly Stewart
Carol Wilson
Sheena Wood

I am looking forward to our weekend in Nairn and I am sure the girls will do their best to try and retain the trophy they won at Edzell last year.

Friday, 26 May 2017

Watt Duffus

Many congratulations to all the ladies who participated in the 69th Watt Duffus Inter Club Trophy, held this year at Aboyne Golf Club.  23 teams played and it was lovely to see Meldrum House participating for the first time.

There were several excellent scores with Julie Henderson , Murcar Links, producing the round of the day, a gross 72, to win the Mrs J P Kennaway Cup.  Gail Christie Banchory Golf Club, playing off a handicap of 8, played an excellent round of golf to win the Individual Handicap Trophy with a gross 76 nett 68.

Margaret MacNaughtan, Julie Henderson, Gail Christie, Sheila McNaught


There was a very clear winners in both the team events with Aboyne making most of home advantage. Aboyne 1 quartet of Shannon McWilliam, Carmen Griffiths, Kimberley Beveridge and Maryla Sime won the Watt Duffus Trophy for the best scratch team total of 227 and Aboyne 2 team of Heather Mackenzie, Georgette Hollingsworth, Fenneke Walter – Sinke and Carmen Eakin won the Handicap Trophy for the best net total of 216

Shannon McWilliam, Sandra Findlay (Aboyne Lady Captain), Kimberley Beveridge,
Maryla Sime, Carmen Griffiths, Georgette Hollingsworth, Heather Mackenzie


Our grateful thanks go to Aboyne 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. 

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Munross Trophy

The Munross Trophy was played last Sunday at Montrose Links and many congratulations to our County Champion Molly Stewart (Murcar Links)  who played very well to finish 5th with rounds of 73 and 73 for a total of 146, only 7 shots of the winning score. Jasmine Mackintosh (Hazlehead), Carmen Griffiths (Aboyne) ,Vikki Thom (Kemnay), Rachel Mathieson (Hazlehaed), Robyn Galon (Duff House Royal) and Onchitra Veerasakri (Aboyne)  were also involved.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

SVLGA Northern Championship

Aberdeenshire was well represented in the SVLGA Northern Championships held recently at Edzell and congratulations to Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies) who retained the SVLGA Nothern Championship and to Margaret Parkinson (Deeside) who won the Silver Handicap Championship.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Scottish Golf Junior Tour

Congratulations also to Carmen Griffiths (Aboyne) who was crowned ‘Scottish Golf Junior Tour Champion’ at Turnhouse Golf Club with rounds of 80 and 73 in testing conditions,  to win by 4 shots. She then went onto qualify for the Women’s Grand Final by coming second in the Revive Active Scottish women’s regional final (East) at Kirkcaldy Golf Club.

Carmen Griffiths

Sunday, 7 May 2017

County Championship

Well the County season is well and truly underway with four county opens successfully completed – Ballater, Aboyne, Banchory and Fraserburgh – and all have been well supported with some excellent scores being produced. Congratulations to all our Prize winners.

A couple of weekends ago, it was the County Championship at Cruden Bay and what a fabulous three days we had. The sun shone and the wind blew and the course was in great condition demanding a very high level of skill and course management in both stroke and match play situations. It proved to be a fantastic venue for the most prestigious event in the calendar. 30 ladies teed off on Friday afternoon with Gillian Mackenzie (Banchory) being the leading qualifier on 79.

Gillian MacKenzie and Margaret MacNaughtan


The following day the match play stages in both the Scratch and Handicap sections started (A full list of all the results can be found on the website under competition results). The matches were all closely contested and played in such good spirit and it was obvious to the spectators that all the players were thoroughly enjoying the challenges the course had to offer. On Sunday morning the final of the handicap trophy was between Karen Mackay (Murcar Links) and Catriona MacDonald (Aberdeen Ladies) which Karen won 5&4.

Margaret MacNaughtan, Catriona MacDonald, Karen Mackay and Sheila McNaught


The semi –finals of the scratch event were between Donna Pocock (Kemnay) and Fiona Campbell (McDonald Ellon) and Carol Wilson (Murcar Links) and Molly Stewart (Murcar Links).

Donna and Fiona
Molly and Fiona

Both matches finished at the 15th with Fiona and Carol narrowly missing out resulting in the final being played between Donna and Molly. In a close contest both girls played some excellent golf in very testing conditions with Molly managing to win at the 17th to become the 2017 County Champion for the first time. Many congratulations to Molly and all the Ladies who reached to match play stages because we witnessed some tremendous golf over the three days and are so fortunate to have such talent playing in our county competitions.

Molly Stewart
ALCGA Champion



Sheila McNaught, Fiona Campbell, Donna Pocock,
Molly Stewart, Carol Wilson, Gillian MacKenzie and Margaret MacNaughtan

Click here for the scratch matchplay results and here for the handicap results.

Monday, 1 May 2017

Junior Girls

Our first junior competition of the season was a Stableford held on Sunday 30th April over the Silverburn Course at Balgownie, with Rachel Mathieson (Hazlehead) winning  with 37points. Our next Junior Medal is on Tuesday 23rd May at Inverurie at 5.30pm and we would be delighted to see some new faces and increase the numbers of girls playing in our monthly competitions.  Any girl who has a handicap of 35 or less will be made most welcome and if you wish any further details you can either contact myself  ( or our Junior Convenor Donna Pocock on: