Sunday, 25 June 2017

County Jamboree

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

Aberdeenshire was represented by Kimberley Beveridge (Aboyne), Donna Pocock (Kemnay), Sammy Leslie (Kemnay), Jasmine Mackintosh (Hazlehead ), Rachel Polson (Kemnay),Molly Stewart (Murcar Links) , 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.
Margaret MacNaughtan, Rachel Polson, Molly Stewart, Sheena Wood,
Donna Pocock, Sammy Leslie, Jasmine Mackintosh, Kimberley Beveridge,
Karen Stalker, Ann Smart, Sheila McNaught

On Saturday we beat Angus 5-4. Had a superb win over Northern Counties on Sunday 7 – 2 so the following day was the title decider between ourselves and Perth and Kinross. We won the foursomes 2-1 in the morning but unfortunately we just couldn’t quite get the winning point in the afternoon with P&K winning with the last putt on the 18th green.  I would just like to thank Ann, Margaret, Laura 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 – there  was a real ‘Aberdeenshire’ team spirit throughout he whole weekend  and it was great to see so much yellow round the course.

Full results can be found here

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Junior Girls

Carmen Griffiths (Aboyne) and Jasmine Mackintosh (Hazlehead) both played in a Stephen Gallagher order of merit Junior event  held recently at the McDonald Cardrona Golf Club with Jasmine finishing second on 229 with scores of 78,79 and 74 – 2 strokes of the lead.

At the Paul Lawrie Foundation Schools Stroke play competition held at Craibstone Rachel Mathieson (Hazlehead) won the girl’s title with a net 75 and Jennifer Buchanan (Kemnay) was second with a net 77. Rachel was also awarded the 2017 Aberdeen Junior Sports Award at the recent Sports Dinner

Rachel Mathieson

Other Aberdeenshire Juniors are also doing very well – Jasmine Mackintosh (Hazlehead) has been selected to play for the Scottish U18 Girl’s team in the forthcoming European Championships being held at St Laurence, Finland and Carmen Griffiths (Aboyne) will represent Scotland at the European Young Masters in Oslo, Norway at the end of July
Jasmine Mackintosh

Carmen Griffiths

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

British Amateur Championship

In the British Amateur Championships held in Wales Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne) again performed well to be the best placed Scot after the qualifying rounds on 7th place. She won her first round tie at the 19th against Ana Pelaez (Spain) before narrowly losing in the next round on the 18th to another Spaniard Ainhoa Olarra. Shannon was an automatic selection for the girl’s side but because of her consistent form in leading events she has been named in the Scottish Women’s team for next months’ European Team Championships in Montado, Portugal. Many congratulations to her on this excellent achievement.

Monday, 5 June 2017

St Rule Championship

Shannon, Kimberley and Jasmine all played in the St Rule Trophy at the start of June and Shannon with a score of 220 (74,69,77) made her 3rd in the U18 Trophy and part of the winning Scottish team which won the overall Team event.

Winning Scottish Team - Shannon McWilliam and Hannah McCook
Eilidh Briggs was the other member of the team
(Photo courtesy of Cal Carson Golf)