Monday, 20 May 2019

Watt Duffus

Many congratulations to all the ladies who participated in the Watt Duffus Inter Club Trophy played this year at Inverurie.

There were several excellent scores with Julie Henderson , Inverurie, producing the round of the day, a gross 71, to win the Mrs
J P Kennaway Cup. Karen Mackay, Murcar Links, playing off a handicap of 11, played an excellent round of golf to win the
Individual Handicap Trophy with a gross 78 nett 67 by the better inward half from Dot Mackinnon of McDonald Ellon.

    Julie Henderson, Ann Smart

            Karen Mackay, Ann Smart

Murcar Links had a clean sweep in the team events. Murcar Links 1 quartet of Sammy Leslie, Donna Pocock, Rachel Polson and Carol Wilson won the Watt Duffus Trophy for the best scratch team total of 223 and Murcar Links 2 team of Melanie Clarke, Emma Gissing, Karen Mackay and Olive Robb won the Handicap Trophy for the best nett total of 211 by the better inward half from McDonald Ellon.

Ann Smart with Murcar Links 1 - Carol Wilson, Donna Pocock, Sammy Leslie, Rachel Polson

Ann Smart with Murcar Links 2 – Melanie Clarke, Olive Robb, Karen Mackay

Our grateful thanks go to Inverurie 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, 5 May 2019

County Championship

The County Championship was held at Murcar Links and what a fabulous three days we had. The weather was mixed –
hailstones, wind and rain! The course was in great condition and proved to be a fantastic venue for the most prestigious event
in the calendar.

    18th green at Murcar Links (luckily the hailstones melted quickly!)

    30 ladies teed off on Friday afternoon with Fiona Campbell (McDonald Ellon) being the leading qualifier with a superb 77.

    Leading qualifier – Fiona Campbell (McDonald Ellon)

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 Julie Lees (Westhill) and Jill Harrison (Cruden Bay) which Jill won 6&4.

    Julie Lees, Ann Smart, Ros Dunsmuir, Jill Harrison

The semi –finals of the scratch event were between Robyn Fowlie (Edzell) and Kimberley Beveridge (Aboyne) and Carol Wilson
(Murcar Links) and Sammy Leslie (Murcar Links) with Kim and Sammy winning through to the final.

Robyn Fowlie, Ann Smart, Kim Beveridge
Carol Wilson, Ann Smart, Sammy Leslie

In an extremely close contest both girls played some excellent golf in very testing conditions with Kim managing to win at the
18th to become the 2019 County Champion for the first time. Many congratulations to Kim and all the Ladies who reached to
match play stages.

    Champion of 2019 – Kim Beveridge

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

Our grateful thanks go to Murcar Links 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 weekend.

Friday, 3 May 2019


The season is well and truly on its way now. We’ve already had two County Opens at Ballater and Aboyne with some great scores returned.

Remember, entry forms, draws and results can be found on our fixture page here.

The draw for this year’s Sheena Wood Rosebowl is as follows
    Lorna Johnson (Meldrum House) v Jackie Guthrie (Inverurie)
    Kath Emeleus (Hazlehead) v Hannah Bycroft (Alford)
    Kelly Guthrie (Inverurie) v Nita Dervish-Uman (Kemnay)
    Lindsey McNiven (Aberdeen Ladies) v Morven Adam (Hazlehead)

All ties to be played by 30th June. Good luck to all the competitors.

Finally, good luck to all the players at the County Championship at Murcar Links this weekend.