Wednesday June 12, 2019

Inter County Jamboree

Good luck to the County team at the Inter-County Jamboree this weekend at Ballater If you’re free this weekend, the team would love to see you there as they try to retain the trophy they won last year at Strathmore.

Full results can be found here

The team selected to represent Aberdeenshire is

Kim Beveridge (Aboyne)
Carmen Griffiths (Aboyne)
Sammy Leslie (Murcar Links)
Jasmine Mackintosh (Hazlehead)
Donna Pocock (Murcar Links)
Megan Robb (Banchory)
Carol Wilson (Murcar Links)
Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies)

Rachel Polson (Murcar Links)
Gillian Mackenzie (Banchory)

Kimberley Beveridge

Carmen Griffiths

Sammy Leslie

Jasmine Mackintosh

Donna Pocock

Megan Robb

Carol Wilson

Sheena Wood

Watt Duffus Trophy

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. 

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

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 May 3, 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.

Click here for the scratch matchplay results

and here for the handicap results.