Monday, 31 October 2011

Order of Merit

Congratulations to Tara Mactaggart who has just been confirmed as winner of the 2011 Borders Junior Order of Merit.  Well done Tara

Thursday, 8 September 2011

SOSGGA Autumn Medal

It was great to see the girls enjoying the golf and the sunshine at Powfoot on Sunday 4th September.

Autumn competition winners
1st Vicky Wright (12) 70
2nd Amy Martin (36)  72 BIH
3rd Sarah-Lee Magee (19) 72
Rachel Walker 78
This was also a scratch qualifier for the Daily Telegraph Masters, Mirren Fraser (U14) joins Rachel (U18)

Combined (Spring & Autumn)
Handicap - Vicky Wright
Scratch - Rachel Walker

View Slideshow here

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Medal Finals - Crieff - 4th September

Congratulations to Leanne Wilson from Kelso,  her score of net 77 round Crieff beat the next best by a shot in the Bronze section of the medal finals .
The Silver section was won by Marsha Hull from Strathaven who shot the best score of the day, her 69 net was 6 shots better than the rest of the field.

Monday, 29 August 2011

East vs South - 28th August

The South girls played well at a very cold and wet Ratho Park against the East on Sunday.  The girls played greensomes and won 3 out of the 4 games.  Well done to you all
Tara Mactaggart & Danielle Ker bt Catherine Small & Emma Morrison (3&2)
Katie Wright & Mirren Fraser bt Kirsty Simpson & Kirsty Burgess (2&1)
Emma Dodds & Sarah-Lee Magee lost to Jennifer Allen & Megan Brown (2&1)
Leanne Wilson & Julia Smith bt Rebecca Todd & Heather Laing (1up)

Slideshow of the Day

Saturday, 27 August 2011

East vs South - Ratho Park 28th August

The team to play against the East at Ratho Park includes 3 Borderers
Full team as follows:-
Tara Mactaggart, Danielle Ker, Leanne Wilson, Katie Wright, Mirren Fraser, Emma Dodds, Sarah-Lee Maggee
Good luck girls

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

SOSGGA Autumn Medal

The South Girls autumn medal is at Powfoot on 4th September - tee times 12 to 1pm.  Entries to Fiona or Marjorie by 28th August

Monday, 15 August 2011

Highland Spring Masters

Danielle Ker and Leanne Wilson have both qualified for the grand final of the Highland Spring Masters to be held over the Queens Course, Gleneagles in October

Monday, 8 August 2011

South East Regional Medal Finals

Well done Leanne Wilson from Kelso, she had the lowest nett round of the day of 74 at a very wet Duns yesterday, she has qualified for the medal finals at Crieff being held on 4th September, she will be joined by Ailsa Bain from Peebles (nett 75) and Julie Birdsall from The Roxburghe (nett 79)

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Scottish U21's - Cardross

Friday 29th
Kelsey Macdonald has won the Scottish Junior Championships for the 4th time with a three round total of  7 under par.  Tara finished in 29th place with +20.  Ailsa Bain finished 10th with +9.

Thursday 28th
Tara has dropped to 19th place (+7) after her round of 81 today which included 2 double bogies.  Kelsey Macdonald has moved up to share the lead with Alyson McKechin. Tara plays with Ailsa Bain (+8) at 12.01 tomorrow

Wednesday 27th
Tara Mactaggart has had a good opening round of level par today at the U21's at Cardross. Her round included 3 birdies and 3 bogies, she is lying in 7th place, Alyson McKechin and Kate Mcintosh are sharing the lead at 3 under.  Tara is playing at 10.47 tomorrow

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Day 3 afternoon matches - U18's Glenisla

Unfortunately both Tara Mactaggart and Danielle Ker have been beaten in their afternoon matches at the U18's at Glenisla near Alyth. 
Tara was beaten by Leadbetter Academy student and no 2 seed Gemma Dryburgh, 7 & 5 in the championship 2nd round. Gemma now plays defending champion Lesley Atkins in the quarters.
Danielle was beaten 3 & 2 by Emily Dalgetty from Glencorse in the quarter finals of the 2nd flight Salver.
Hard luck girls.

Day 3 - U18's Glenisla

Tara Mactaggart beat Hannah Scott 3 & 1 she plays Gemma Dryburgh this afternoon
Ansley Reid Salver
Danielle Ker beat Rosie Everett 3 & 2 she now plays Emily Dalgetty

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Day 2 U18s - Glenisla

Eilidh Briggs qualified no 1 seed for the championship with two rounds of level par (142)

Tara Mactaggart with 154 qualified no 18 she will play Hannah Scott from Broomieknowe in the lower half of the draw
Danielle was 36th qualifier with 163 she plays Rosie Everett from Craigielaw in the Ansley Reid Salver (2nd flight)
Leanne unfortunately didnt qualify with her score of 183.

The championship matches start at 8 minute intervals from 8.30, Tara is off at 10.22
The Ansley Reid Salver matches are from 10.46 with Dani playing at 11.10

Good luck to you both

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

U18's - Glenisla

After day one
Eilidh Briggs leads by one shot with a level par (71) round
Tara Mactaggart 77 currently in 19th position
Danielle Ker  79 currently in 26th position
Leanne Wilson 97 currently in 64th place

The top 32 players will qualify for the match play Championship and the next 16 players will qualify for the Ansley Reid second flight after tomorrow's second qualifying round (Wednesday 13 July).

Tee off times for tomorrow
Leanne 8.40am
Danielle 11.00am
Tara 11.20am

Minto Ladies Championship

Tara Mactaggart won the Minto Ladies Championship last weekend. She won on the sixteenth green winning by 3&2 with chip and a putt for a 4 to close out the match, she played Carol Allott (her maths teachers wife!!). Tara had won her semi final 4&3 against Lesley Moore. Photo to follow

Scottish Girls at Glenisla - 12/16 July

Tara Mactaggart, Danielle Ker and Leanne Wilson are all playing in the Scottish Girls (U18's) at Glenisla near Alyth this week.
Tee off times for Tuesday   Tara 9.10,  Dani 10.00  Leanne 12.00
live scoring here
Good luck to you all.

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Border Ladies Charity Texas Scramble 10/7/11

Tara Mactaggart, Danielle Ker and Leanne Wilson joined forces with Fiona Ker (3 girls & a granny) to play in the Border Ladies Charity Texas Scramble at Monksford today. Their winning score of 57.3 meant that 1/2 the event proceeds went to their charity which was the Special Care Baby Unit at the Borders General Hospital.
A good day was had by all, the course was in fantastic condition.

Monday, 27 June 2011

Kelso Pre-handicap open 26th June

All competitors

Winners - Rhea Middlemas & Douglas Young

Erin, Keira, Leona & Naimh

Holly, Lucy F & Rhea

Zara, Megan & Lucy M

Adam, Robbie & Jamie

Niall, Thomas & Douglas

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Roxburghe Ladies Champion 2011

Danielle Ker won the Roxburghe Ladies Championship on Saturday, she beat Julie Birdsall in an extremely close game at the 18th hole. Both players played an exceptionally high standard of golf throughout the match. Congratulations Dani, (pictured right with her trophy)

Monday, 13 June 2011

South Jamboree 25/27th June

Congratulations to both Tara Mactaggart and Danielle Ker, both have been picked to play for the Border Ladies in the south jamboree being held at Duns.

Kelso Junior Open Sunday 26th June

The next event in the borders junior calendar is the Kelso Junior Open. 
Tee times 10.30am - 2.00pm. 
A pre-handicap competition will be following immediately afterwards.
If you would like to play in either of these competitions please contact by Wednesday 22nd June

Scottish Ladies Junior open

Closing date for Scottish Ladies’ Junior Open Stroke Play Championship is on Monday 20 June. (Under 21's)

under 21's - click here

Saturday, 11 June 2011

South of Scotland Girls Golf

2 dates for your diary
28th August - match vs East (away) venue to be confirmed
4th September - Autumn medal at Powfoot

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Slideshow Day 1 Ballumbie 2011

Ballumbie - 2011

Scores from Ballumbie - Final placings
1 East 4 pts 7 games won
2 North 4 pts 4.5 games won
3 South 2 pts 3.5 games won
4 West 2 pts 3 games won

Saturday am
South vs East  (2 - 1)
Dani Ker & Leanne Wilson beat Alexis Hutton & Catherine Goodwin (5 & 4)
Mirren Fraser & Emma Kennedy beat Chloe Goadby & Sophie Maguire (1 hole)
Katie Wright & Emma Dodd lost to Ali Tait & Rosie Everett (6 & 5)

North bt East (2 -1)

Saturday pm
South vs North (1/2 - 2 1/5)
Dani & Leanne lost to Tegan Seivewright & Sophie Anderson (7 & 5)
Katie & Emma D lost to Nicola Robertson & Claire Gadsby (5 & 3)
Mirren & Emma K halved with Eididh McTavish & Claire Robertson

West bt East (3-0)

Sunday am
West vs South
Grace Mackie & Katie McGarva bt Dani & Leanne (6 & 4)
Alexandra Quyum & Heather Neilson lost to Mirren & Emma K (2 & 1)
Samantha Cowan & Emma Kennedy bt Katie & Emma D (7 & 5)

East bt North (3 -0)

Friday, 3 June 2011

Ballumbie -4th & 5th June

Danielle Ker and Leanne Wilson are both playing for the South in the Inter-divisional matches at Ballumbie this weekend.  Danielle played in this round robin matchplay competition against the North, East and current holders West last year but it is the first time Leanne has made the 6 girl team.  Play well girls

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Leanne, Amy and Megan win at girls championships

Megan, Amy & Leanne
Leanne Wilson (Kelso) continued her winning spree by winning the scratch prize at the Girls championships today with a 93. Amy Martin (Hawick) won the handicap, she shot a net 70. Megan Brennan (Kelso) won the pre-handicap section 9 hole competition with a 63. Unfortunately both Tara Mactaggart and Danielle Ker had to withdraw at the last minute due to injuries, Tara has a bad ankle and Dani had been knocked of her bike during her paper round on Saturday morning. Hopefully both will be fit for next weekend.
Many thanks to the Hirsel for courtesy of the course, especially to Allan Rodger (sec), Michael Hackett (pro) and Mary Murray(ladies h/c secy) for their help and assistance

Monday, 23 May 2011

Girls Championship 28th May - Draw

The draw for the Border Girls Championship at the Hirsel on 28th May

1.30 Tara Mactaggart, Danielle Ker & Leanne Wilson
1.40 Laura Mathewson, Amy Martin, Vicki Shirra-Gibb

1.50 - 2.20  Pre-handicaps - drawn on the day

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Scottish Ladies Championships

Friday 20th - Current Borders champion Ailsa Bain from Peebles has beaten Rachel Hanlon, St Regulus, by one hole in the final of the Clark Rosebowl (2nd flight) at the Scottish Ladies Amateur Championships at Machrihanish today.

Thursday 19th -  Tara was beaten 2&1 in the first round at Machrahanish today,  she did really well to get this far.  2006 champion Martine Pow from Selkirk was also beaten in the first round.
Ailsa Bain and Judith Anderson qualified for the Clark Rosebowl, but Ailsa, who won the borders championship earlier this month is the only Borderer to get through to the second day of the matchplay playing Heather Munro from Monifeith in the semi's tomorrow

Tara will be playing against Susan Jackson  from Ladybank in the first matchplay round at Machrihanish on Thursday morning.  She was 15th of the 32 qualifiers with gross 158 (78,80), her 2nd round nett 76 placed her 3rd in the Lyon Salver. it was tough going today with near gale force winds and squally showers.

Duns Junior Open 12th June

David Rhind, the junior convenor at Duns Golf Club, has informed me that that they are now taking entries for their junior open on the 12th June.  There is also a pre-handicap 4 hole competition being held after the main event.  Details/entry forms have been sent to clubs but if you need any further details contact David  (

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Scottish Ladies Championships

Tara Mactaggart is doing well after the first day's play at Macrahanish, she is the leading Borderer with her score of 78, 7 shots behind the leader Megan Briggs from Kilmacolm.
After 36 holes, the top 32 go forward to the matchplay starting on Thursday

Monday, 16 May 2011

Scottish Ladies 17-21st May

Tara Mactaggart will be teeing up at 11.02 on Tuesday in the first round of the Scottish Ladies Amateur Championship at Macrihanish. She will have a busy week because she is also sitting her history and german exams when she's there.  Hope everything goes well and good luck

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Clubgolf article May 2011

full clubgolf article here

More publicity for the semi-finalists at the recent County Championships at the Roxburghe

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Championship Finals day 2011

In the first semi final of the day Leanne Wilson (Kelso) beat Danielle Ker (Roxburghe), she sunk a putt from off the green on the 16th to seal the match 3 & 2. Ailsa Bain (Peebles) won her semi final against Tara Mactaggart (Minto) on the 15th.

Leanne Wilson, only 14 years old who has a handicap of 16, was last year's bronze division champion. She had played really steady golf over the two days and did extremely well to get to the final but found it difficult against the more experienced 19 year old Ailsa who won easily 7 & 5

Future is looking bright for ladies golf in the Borders!!!

Saturday, 7 May 2011

BLCGA Championships 2011

Well done to our girls, Danielle Ker (Roxburghe), Leanne Wilson (Kelso) and Tara McTaggart (Minto) they join Peebles' Ailsa Bain (former Scottish U18 champion) in the semi finals of the BLCGA championships being held at The Roxburghe this weekend.
In the first round Danielle beat Grace Black (Torwoodlee) 8&7, Venetia Scott (Torwoodlee) took Leanne to the 20th hole, Tara beat Fiona Ker (Kelso) 3&2.
The afternoon quarter finals caused a few upsets with the youngsters prevailing.
Danielle beat former champion Judith Anderson (Hawick) by one hole, Leanne beat Denise Richards (Torwoodlee) on the 12th, Tara was taken to the 20th hole by another former champion, Liz Campbell. Ailsa beat Hawick's Laura Neish on the 15th.
Danielle plays Leanne in the first semi which tees off at 9.30am
Tara's match against Ailsa tees off at 9.38am

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Border Girls Strokeplay Championship

Would all those who haven't yet sent in their entry for the above competition on 28th May at The Hirsel, could you please forward it to me asap.  download entry form from here
There will be a pre-handicap competition but I need to know how many are intending to play prior to the event as there are only a limited amount of tee times available pre-handicap entry form here

Sunday, 24 April 2011

BLCGA Spring Competition 24th April 2011

Congratulations to Leanne Wilson(19) who won the silver handicap prize with a net 69 at Torwoodlee Golf Club today.
Three girls have qualified for the finals at The Roxburghe on the 7/8th May
Danielle Ker with an 85 qualified 8th, Tara MacTaggart had a 87, she qualified 11th and Leanne with a gross 88 qualified 13th. 
Good luck to you all at the Roxburghe

Saturday, 16 April 2011

SLGA U16 Open Strokeplay Championship

After a tense finish at Strathmore, England's Bronte Law beat Wales' Chloe Williams at the 3rd extra playoff hole after both finished on 143 after the regulation 36 holes.
Border girls scores:-
159 Tara McTaggart (81,78) (55 BOOM pts)
170 Danielle Ker (82,88)
182 Leanne Wilson (94,88)

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Scottish Girls Under 16s

Local girls Tara Mactaggart (Minto), Danielle Ker and Leanne Wilson (both Kelso) are all playing at Strathmore on Thursday and Friday this week. Hope you all play your best and good luck to you all.

Sunday, 20 March 2011

South vs Ayrshire

South Team - Left to Right -  Vicky Wright, Danielle Ker, Katie McCracken, Katie Wright, Rachel Walker & Tara McTaggart

Ayrshire team - Left to Right - Connie Jaffray, Mhairi McKay, Grace Mackie, Rachel Irvine, Hazel McGarva, Ali Rob

The annual match between the South girls and Ayrshire girls was held on 20th March at Portpatrick Dunskey.  It was a competitive match with the South finishing the victors
Final score     South 4 1/2  Ayrshire 1 1/2
Rachel Walker bt Connie Jaffray 2 & 1
Tara McTaggart halved with Mhairi McKay
Katie McCracken beat Grace Mackie 4 & 3
Danielle Ker beat Rachel Irvine 1 up
Vicky Wright beat Hazel McGarva 4 & 3
Katie Wright lost to Ali Roy 1 down

Our grateful thanks goes to Portpatrick Dunskey for courtesy of their fantastic course

Friday, 18 March 2011

Border Junior Opens

All the Border Junior Opens have now been added to the diary page so you can all plan your golfing year now.  Remember that all Border Opens will count towards the new Order of Merit.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

SOSGGA match vs Ayrshire

The South team to play West at Portpatrick Dunskey on Sunday 20th March includes 2 girls from the Borders, Tara Mactaggart (Minto) and Danielle Ker (Roxburghe) join Rachel Walker and Katie McCracken from Dumfries and Katie and Vicky Wright from Galloway.  First tee 11.10am.
Hope the weather stays fair.

Monday, 14 March 2011

Goal Setting and Planning workshop

The above workshop venue has changed for Friday 18th March.  Roxburghe have regrettably had to cancel, it is now being held at Kelso Golf Club at 7pm. Spaces still available - contact Fiona asap

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Friendly BLCGA Matches

The junior match vs Midlothian at Cardrona unfortunately has had to be cancelled. Leanne Wilson (Kelso) and Amy Martin (Hawick) will be playing at the Hirsel against East Lothian on 27th March. First tee 9.45am. Have a good game girls

Friday, 25 February 2011

SLGA U16 Open Strokeplay Championship

14/15th April - Strathmore, Alyth, Perthshire. 
Closing date 14th March

Download entry form here

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Workshops at The Roxburghe

The following junior workshops have been organised at the:
Roxburghe Hotel & Golf Course
Introduction to Psychology will be held on the 11th March 2010- 7.00pm to 9.00pm
Goal Setting and Planning will be held on the 18th March 2010- 7.00pm to 9.00pm
The workshops will be hosted by Katie Sinnot and the players will need to bring a paper and a pen if they want to take notes.
These workshops will benefit all players no matter what their handicap. Places are available on a first come first served basis - please let Fiona know if you would like to attend asap

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Border Girls Strokeplay Championship

Saturday 28th May
with kind permission from Hirsel Golf Club, Coldstream.
Tee times from 1.30pm.
Scratch & Handicap Prizes
Handicap limit 36 playing from ladies tees. Entry Fee £3
Top 4 scratch scores go forward to matchplay knockout event

Download entry form here

There will also be a shorter competition for those girls with handicaps over 36 or are playing regularly but without handicaps. Entry fee £1

Short competition entry form

BLCGA Friendly pre-season matches

13th March vs Midlothian at Cardrona first tee 10.20am

27th March vs East Lothian (Hirsel) first tee 9.45am

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Welcome to 2011

It is time to start thinking about golf again now the snow has finally lifted from the courses. If, like me you haven't lifted a golf club since November, Saturday is the day to see if you can still play this game.
I am working on the fixture list/coaching diaries at the moment and will post a list once everything has been finalised.