Friday, 13 May 2022

 Hi Ladies, 

It has been a busy week for activity in the County Opens, you can now go to the fixtures page and see the results from the Aboyne and Banchory Opens as well as the draws for the Watt Duffus and the Duff House Royal Open

If you would like a late entry to the DHR Open please get in touch with the County Rep Louise Anderson


Cheers

Fiona

Sunday, 8 May 2022

 

NORTHERN DIVISION INTER-COUNTY JAMBOREE

This year the Jamboree will take place at Kings Golf Club, Inverness from 11-13 June.

We are fortunate to have so many skilled players within the County to choose from. Following on from the County Championship and having monitored players’ performances our selector Zibby, Vice-Captain Sheena and myself have selected the team to play at the Jamboree.

The team selected (in alphabetical order) is:

·      Fiona Campbell

·      Robyn Fowlie

·      Carmen Griffiths

·      Rachel Mathieson

·      Jasmine McIntosh

·      Rachel Polson

·      Megan Robb

·      Sheena Wood

 

The reserves (in alphabetical order) are:

·      Karolina Martincova

·      Lauren Whyte

Congratulations to our team. Let’s hope for a successful Jamboree.

Olive Robb

Captain

Tuesday, 3 May 2022

 

COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP 2022

For the first time in three years, it has been lovely to have a “normal” County Championship without the need for any restrictions. It was great to see the appearance of spectators on the course and the re-emergence of caddies.

Firstly, I must thank Fraserburgh Golf Club for so generously granting us use of their course for the three days of our Championship. The County is indeed fortunate to benefit from such support. The course was in terrific condition and offered a suitable challenge for the Championship. We were made most welcome in the clubhouse and were well looked after by all the staff. They even managed to organise good weather for us and I was most impressed (and relieved) to find that they had managed to direct the worst of the surrounding fog away from the course on our final day. Thank you Fraserburgh Golf Club!

I would also like to thank everyone who entered the Championship and offer my congratulations to everyone who won through to the match play stages of both the scratch and handicap competitions.

The semi-finals of the handicap competition were contested by myself (Murcar Links) v June Cowie (Cruden Bay) and Lindsey McNiven (Aberdeen Ladies) v Avril Willox (Murcar Links). In a closely matched final between myself and Lindsey I managed to win 3&1.

Rachel Polson (Murcar Links) v Lynne Tough (Kemnay) and Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies) v Lauren Whyte (Aberdeen Ladies) contested the Championship semi-finals. The final was between Rachel and Sheena with Rachel winning 4&3 to become our Champion and retaining her title form last year. Many congratulations Rachel.

THE CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY WINNERS 2022 are:

County Champion and winner of the Mrs FK Smith Cup – Rachel Polson

Scratch Runner-up and winner of the EM Craddock Trophy – Sheena Wood

Losing scratch semi-finalists and winners of the Miss C Lyon Trophies – Lynne Tough and Lauren Whyte

Leading scratch qualifier and winner of the Members Cup – Rachel Polson

Handicap Champion and winner of the Fiona Hay Salver – Olive Robb

 

Congratulations to everyone who took part.

Olive Robb

Captain

Monday, 2 May 2022

 Please find the link to the Banchory Draw here or in the Fixtures list. 

Any requests for late times or travelling together please contact Gail Christie by email

Thanks

Fiona 

Sunday, 1 May 2022

 Congratulations to Rachel Polson for defending her County Championship title

She beat Sheena Wood 4&3 to win the Mrs F K Smith trophy.

Sheena wins the Mrs E M Craddock Trophy as runner up 


We would like to thank Fraserburgh Golf Club for hosting such a fabulous 3 days we couldn't have asked for anything more.

 Congratulations to Olive Robb on winning the Fiona Hay Salver

Olive beat Lindsey McNiven 3&1 in the handicap final


 ALCGA County Championship Sunday Morning Semi-Final Scratch Results

R. Polson Beat L. Tough - 7&5

S. Wood Beat L. Whyte - 3&2  


Scratch Final 

1:30     R.Polson vs S.Wood


All the best to both competitors this afternoon

Saturday, 30 April 2022

 

ALCGA County Championship Saturday Afternoon Matchplay Results  

Saturday 30th April 2022

 

Scratch Quarter-Finals

R. Polson Beat K. Stalker 8&7

L. Tough Beat M. Finnie 1up

S. Wood Beat F. Campbell 3&2

L. Whyte Beat R. Gallon 5&4

 

Handicap Semi-Finals

O. Robb Beat J. Cowie 5&3

L. McNiven Beat A. Willox 2&L

 

Scratch Semi-Final - Sunday 1st May 2022

9:00        R. Polson vs L. Tough

9:10      S. Wood vs L. Whyte

 

Handicap Final - Sunday 1st May 2022

9:30       O. Robb vs L. McNiven

 

ALCGA County Championship Saturday Morning Matchplay Results

 

Scratch

R. Polson Beat D. Milne 3&2

K. Stalker Beat J. Harrison 2up

L. Tough Beat S. Robertson 2&1

M. Finnie Beat E. Pirie 6&5

F. Campbell Beat A. Koppernaes 7&6

S. Wood Beat S. Macleod 4&3

L. Whyte Beat J. Whitehead 2&1

R. Gallon Beat J. Robertson 6&5

 

Handicap

O. Robb Beat L. Mutch 7&5

J. Cowie Beat L. Johnson 2&1

A. Willox Beat R. McLean 3&1

 L. McNiven Beat I. Rowe 3&1

 

Scratch Quarter-final Draw

1:40       R. Polson vs K. Stalker

1:50       L. Tough vs M. Finnie

2:00       F. Campbell vs S. Wood

2:10       L. Whyte vs R. Gallon

 

Handicap Semi-final Draw

2:20       O. Robb vs J. Cowie

2:30        A. Willox vs L. McNiven 


Good luck to all competitors in the afternoon

Olive, Fiona and Karen

Friday, 29 April 2022

Here is the Matchplay Draw for the County Championship at Fraserburgh - Saturday 30th April 2022


Scratch First Round

8:40 – Rachel Polson Vs Debbie Milne

8:50 – Karen Stalker Vs Jill Harrison

9:00 – Lynne Tough Vs Suzanne Robertson

9:10 – Michelle Finnie Vs Elaine Pirie

9:20 – Fiona Campbell Vs Astrid Koppernaes

9:30 – Sheena Wood Vs Susie Macleod

9:40 – Lauren Whyte Vs Jane Whitehead

9:50 – Robyn Gallon Vs Joyce Robertson

 

Handicap Quarter-Final

10:00 – Olive Robb Vs Lorraine Mutch

10:10 – June Cowie Vs Lorna Johnson

10:20 – Rachael McLean Vs Avril Willox

10:30 – Lindsey McNiven Vs Irene Rowe


Congratulations to all who have qualified and all the best for the weekend.

Olive, Fiona and Karen 


Wednesday, 27 April 2022

Please find the link to the Aboyne County Open draw here - Aboyne County Open

If you would like a late entry or any questions please contact Heather Campbell either by text or email 

Wednesday, 20 April 2022

The County Championship Draw for Friday 29th April is now available on the Fixtures page and in the link below.

County Championship Draw

All the best to all the competitors next Friday and a huge thank you to Fraserburgh Golf Club for hosting.

Fiona 

Friday, 15 April 2022

 Hi Ladies, 

Today is the final day to enter the County Championships at Fraserburgh 29th April - 1st May

If you wish to request a early/late tee time or are travelling with fellow competitors and would like similar tee times please email alcga.comp.sec@gmail.com before the end of the weekend as I will be doing the draw early next week.

Any questions give me a shout.

Fiona

Monday, 11 April 2022

 Afternoon Ladies - 

I have just uploaded the Ballater Draw in the information section of the Ballater Open on the Fixtures page.

Excellent numbers for the opening County Open of the season.

If you would like a late entry please contact Gaynor Hall the Ballater Count Rep.

Happy golfing!

Fiona  

 Ladies. 

Just a reminder that the closing date for the County Championship is Friday 15th April. The Championship is being held at Fraserburgh Golf Club with the qualifying round on Friday 29th April and match play for both scratch and handicap qualifiers taking place on Saturday and Sunday. It only costs £10 to play.

This is an important event for the County and unfortunately entry numbers are disappointingly low this year. Could I please ask you to support this event? Please put in an entry and encourage your friends to enter too. 

Olive Robb

Captain 

Monday, 28 March 2022

 Update to County Competitions

Evening ladies, just a quick update from me today to say that we spoke with Scottish Golf this morning and hopefully any issues with people not being able to enter is now resolved. Please get in touch at alcga.comp.sec@gmail.com if you are still experiencing issues entering.

I have now created all of the County Opens for the season so you can go and enter them to your heart's content!

I have made one small change to the entry page - 


So everyone playing pays the Basic Entry of £4.00 but if you are not a member of the host club then you click to pay the Green Fees as well. 


So as you can see in this example as I am not a member of Ballater I have clicked the circle next to the Green Fees to turn it blue, and will pay £20.00 to play this open. 

If you do not have access to the Scottish Golf App then you need to email me at alcga.comp.sec@gmail.com and let me know which competitions you want to enter and I will enter them on your behalf.

Any questions either give me a shout or speak to your County Rep.

Thanks

Fiona Campbell

Competition Secretary

Friday, 25 March 2022

Evening Ladies

I appreciate that the start of the season is drawing ever closer, I know a number of you have been in touch regarding entering County Competitions and County Opens. 

As some of you may have seen we have tried to open a couple of the early County Opens and the County Championship and we know that some members have had issues with being able to enter so we can only apologise to those members and let them know we are currently working with Scottish Golf to get these issues resolved. 

I have now opened up the Opens at both Ballater and Aboyne as well as the County Championship at Fraserburgh.

To enter these competitions you need to have paid your ALCGA membership subs using the Scottish Golf app or through your County rep. 

You can find these competitions by clicking on the Comps tab along the bottom of the app and then selecting Regional along the top and selecting the Open or Competition you want to enter. (See below picture)

 

Once you have selected the competition you want to enter you need to click on the Green Enter button (See below picture as an example) 

All County Members need to pay the Basic Entry to every Competition or Open. For County Competitions (such as the Championship) the green fee is included in the Basic Entry.

For County Opens if you are not a local member of the club the Open is being played at you need to select the supplement option (see below picture as an example) and this will include your green fee in your entry.


If you have money in your ALCGA account you can pay from this account, if you don't you will be asked to top up your account. 

You can choose to top up as you enter each and every competition, or if you can see from my example (I have topped up by £40.00) you can top up a set amount in advance and then just use the money in your account when you enter the competitions.  
 

Hopefully that makes sense to you all, if you have any problems at all with entering the competition or get a message similar to the one in the below picture, please email me at alcga.comp.sec@gmail.com and I will do what I can to fix the issue. 



Thank you all for your patience as we transition to using technology to (hopefully) make everything a bit simpler to enter going forward.  

I look forward to seeing some of you at County events this season.

All the best

Fiona Campbell - Competitions Secretary

Monday, 14 March 2022

Welcome 2022

Welcome to the 2022 County golfing season. 

This season we intend to run a full calendar of events. The season’s fixture list is displayed separately. The Golf View League which has not been contested for the past two years will again be run. Clubs have been contacted and are asked to enter this by March 20th.  

This year where possible we hope to use the Scottish Golf App for payment of the annual subscription. Invoices have already been issued. For those yet to pay your subscription, if you have not received an email inviting you to pay using the App and cannot see any outstanding actions in the Scottish Golf App then please contact alcga.treasurer@gmail.com. While payment via the App is the preferred method of payment, the traditional method of payment via your reps will also be available should you prefer this. 

We will also be using the Scottish Golf App for competition entries this season. I thank all the County Reps for organising and the clubs who host our Open Meetings. I must also thank the clubs who are hosting our centrally organised events for most generously giving us courtesy of their courses. This year we are also responsible for the North of Scotland Championship which Newmachar Golf Club have generously agreed to host using both their courses. I hope we can have a strong Aberdeenshire representation at this event where you will be guaranteed a minimum of two rounds of golf and would encourage anyone who has not played in this previously to enter. Note that this event incorporates the North of Scotland Junior Championship.

My thanks also go to our junior conveners for organising the junior programme. Please show your support for their efforts by encouraging any juniors you are aware of at your club to join the County or contact Sammy Fanthorpe directly.

New members are welcome.  Ladies and girls in Aberdeenshire with a handicap index of 32.0 or lower can join.  The annual subscription is £10 for ladies and £5 for juniors, and in the first year there is also a £10 joining fee.  Please contact alcga.treasurer@gmail.com for further information.

Congratulations to Jasmine Mackintosh on being selected for the Nations Cup team to play in Sotogrande at the end of the month and to Sheena Wood and Susie Macleod on being selected for the Scottish Vets team to play Ireland also at the end of the month.

May I wish everyone an enjoyable and successful golfing season. I look forward to seeing you on a course.

Olive Robb