January 2003 Archive
31st January 2003
News from the Far East
PILGRIM PROGRESSES TO ANOTHER TOP-10 FINISH
FORMER Welsh amateur international Eleanor Pilgrim, pictured right,
now a rookie professional, achieved her third top-10 finish in a
row with joint sixth place in the Indonesia Ladies Open which ended
at Pantai Indah Kapuk Golf Club, Jakarta today.
ELGA APPOINT NEW SECRETARY/CEO
The English Ladies╠ Golf Association is very pleased to announce
that Pauline Perla has been appointed to the position of Secretary/CEO
with immediate effect.
ELGA Chairman, Joy Hunter said, ¤We are absolutely delighted to
have secured Pauline╠s services. She has worked for the Association
for nearly five years, firstly as Assistant Secretary and latterly
as Administration Manager. Pauline has already made a significant
contribution to many aspects of the organisation╠s operation and
to the identification of the strategic steps necessary to move the
Commenting on her new appointment Pauline said ¤ The last few years
have been very exciting with many changes taking place and there
is still a great deal to be done. I look forward to the challenge
of continuing the progressionË.
Thursday 30th January 2003
News from the Far East
NORWEGIAN VIBEKE SHARES LEAD IN INDONESIA
Norwegian Vibeke Stensrud, 29, from Oslo is hot on the trail of
her first win as a professional golfer.
She shot a two-under-par 70 (36-34) in the second round today (Thursday)
for a 36-hole aggregate of one-under-par 143 to share the lead with
Hyun-Soon Park from Korea with 18 holes to go in the chase for the
10,500 US dollars first prize in the Indonesia Ladies Open championship
at Pantai Indah Kapuk Golf Club, Jakarta. Report
Wednesday 29th January 2003
Champion of Champions
Colin has come up with a suggestion for a Scottish Womens' Champion
of Champions tournament which has a lot of merit. Read his suggestion
and send me any comments.
News from the Far East
VIBEKE LEADING EUROPEAN IN INDONESIA LADIES OPEN
NORWEGIAN Vibeke Stensrud was the leading European, in a tie for
ninth place, at the end of the opening round of the Indonesia Ladies
Open golf championship at Pantai Indah Kapuk Golf Club today. (Yes
today!... the carrier pigeon has picked up speed!) Report
Tuesday 28th January 2003
News from the Far East
That song about a slow boat from China is true. We have just received
news of the Taiwan Open (Jan 16-18), the first event on the Kosaido
Ladies Asia Golf Tour. (N.B. the Malaysian Open, reported yesterday,
was the second event on the tour). Eleanor Pilgrim finished in the
top 12 in Taiwan. Report
It's your last chance for cheap season tickets for the Open at Sandwich.
from the R&A
County Championship Dates
I've added a few more County Championship dates into the Fixture
List that can be found in the left column.
Northern Counties Champion
Photos Courtesy © Cal Carson Golf Agency
27th January 2003
Muriel Thomson, Portlethen Professional,
went to South America for her hols...
read her Postcard
NB: Dear readers,
this does not imply
that I'm going to publish
all your holiday snaps!
TOP 10 FINISH IN MALAYSIAN OPEN
FORMER Welsh amateur international player Eleanor Pilgrim, pictured
left, from Chepstow was the leading European finisher in the Malaysian
Women's Open over the Peter Thomson-designed course at Sultan Aziz
Shah Golf Club, Shah Alam. Report
Sunday 26th January 2003
Kelly Brotherton to go to school in the States
Kelly Brotherton, pictured right, last year's record-breaking winner
of the BP Scottish Under-21 girls' open stroke-play title at the
age of only 16, will fly to Florida in February to take up a two-year
scholarship at the David Leadbetter Golf Academy. Report
Claire Hunter 44th in Malaysian Women's Open
Read her email
If you've got any News, please send
it to me, and I'll publish it here.
Thursday 23rd January 2003
FIONA NORRIS NAMED MANAGER FOR VAGLIANO
The Ladies╠ Golf Union has named Fiona Norris
(McKay) , pictured above, manager of the team to compete for
the Vagliano Trophy at County Louth Golf Club on 25th and
Claire Hunter, pictured right, is lying 5th after the first
round of the Malaysian Ladies Open.
ANNE WALLACE TAKES OVER AS LGU CHAIRMAN
Anne Wallace took over the office of Chairman at the Annual
General Meeting of the Ladies╠ Golf Union in Glasgow on Wednesday
22nd January. Press
Wednesday 22nd January 2003
The LGU AGM was held at the Thistel Hotel, Glasgow today. Maureen
Lockett, the retiring Chairman of the Executive Council, gave a
witty and informative report of the year's events. Ireland's Ada
O'Sullivan, the next Vagliano and Curtis Cup Captain was presented
with her Captain's badge by Sue Johnston, President of the LGU.
Bridget Jackson, immediate past President was elected as an Honorary
Vice-President. "The History of Ladies Golf" was the topic
chosen by the Guest Speaker, and I hope that those that were there
The funeral of Connie Lugton will be held on Friday 24th January
at 11:00am in the Lorimer Chapel, Warriston Crematorium, Edinburgh
Tuesday 21st January 2003
LGU ANNOUNCE FIRST OFFICIAL PARTNER
The Ladies╠ Golf Union is delighted to announce that Peugeot has
become their first ╬Official Partner╠ and will be involved in several
elements of the LGU╠s tournaments and administration. Press
The LGU are holding their AGM tomorrow (22nd) at the Thistle Hotel,
Cambridge Street, Glasgow. It's not often that this is held in Scotland,
so come along if you can. Fingers crossed that the guest speaker
will be good!
It is with much sadness that I report the death, yesterday, of Connie
Lugton, past Scottish Champion and Scottish Team Captain. She will
be deeply missed by all her friends. Obituary
Monday 20th January 2003
Katie Weiss, University of Minnesota (ranked Golfweek No 78) coach
is recruiting for next season. email
Tuesday 14th January 2003
Southerness Junior Open
Southerness Golf Club are holding a Junior Ladies Under 21 tournament
on Monday 14th July for the Paulo Trophy. Entry forms, which have
to be returned by July 4th, can be obtained from the Secretary,
Southerness Golf Club, Southerness, Dumfrieshire.
Monday 13th January 2003
COACH SINGS VIKKI'S PRAISES
UNIVERSITY of California women's head golf coach Nancy McDaniel feels
the Golden Bears could be contenders for the national college title
in the spring - and Vikki Laing, pictured left, from Musselburgh is
one of the aces in her pack. Report
12th January 2003
The SLGA announce their new line-up.
Aberdeen's Ethel Farquharson, pictured right, takes over as Chairman
and three new members join the Executive. Report
Friday 10th January 2003
Very little happening in the golf world... if you have any fixtures
or future events you would like publicised please send
them to me.
Change of format for South Division Inter-County matches
The South Division are going to hold their Inter-county matches
over one weekend, 28-30 June. There are only three counties viz.
Dumfriesshire, Galloway and Borders, and therefore one county will
have to sit out on each of the three days. This is a trial for three
years, i.e. each county will take a turn at hosting it. It is Dumfrieshire's
turn first, and it will be held at Southerness. The County Captains
are very enthusiastic about the new format, which will relieve the
pressure on having to find venues and pick teams for individual
county matches and make the whole thing much more of an occasion
for all involved. They must be very friendly bunch in the South....
for they plan to have a dinner on the Saturday night... other divisions
Thursday 2nd January 2003
Happy New Year!!!!
2003 Lisbon World Amateur Golf Classic
THE organisers of the inaugural Lisbon World Amateur Golf Classic
from May 3 to 10 are hoping that its anticipated entry of at least
300 players will include a percentage of Scots.
SGU AND NGA FACE THE CHALLENGES OF THE FUTURE
A new raft of measures to further promote the game of golf in
Scotland is to be undertaken by the Scottish Golf Union ("SGU"),
it has been announced. Press
and if you fancy a game at Gleneagles.....
Gleneagles freeze green fees
GLENEAGLES Hotel's scale of golf green fees is being frozen until
April 2004 (REPEAT 2004). This means that in the peak golf months,
May to September, the cost of a visitor's round over either the
PGA Centenary, King's or Queen's courses will remain at £110
(£90 for residents).
December 2002 Archive