The West Of Scotland Golf Leagues are competed for by the Scottish Golf Union Area Associations of Ayrshire, Dumbartonshire, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire and Stirlingshire.

This page brings news on the West Of Scotland Inter County Leagues and Boys Championships.

Sunday, 24 January 2016

WEST OF SCOTLAND MENS STROKEPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP - Ayrshire host new event at Loudoun GC this year

WEST OF SCOTLAND MENS STROKEPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP - Loudoun hosts new 36 hole event

After an absence of 12 years, the six West Of Scotland Area Associations have agreed to reintroduce a West Of Scotland Mens Strokeplay Championship in 2016, with the new event being hosted this year by Ayrshire at Loudoun Gowf Club on Sunday 22nd May.


The West Of Scotland Championship can trace its origins back to 1950's, but by 2004 the event, along with the West Of Scotland Team Trophy competition, was discontinued under the banner of the West Of Scotland Association, which was wound up soon after.

Ayrshire, Dumbartonshire, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire and Stirlingshire did continue to hold the West Of Scotland Boys Championships on a rotational basis after the demise of the West Of Scotland Association, and after discussion last year it was resolved by all six areas to reintroduce a Mens Strokeplay Championship, to be hosted in turn by each area.

The 2016 championship, sponsored by Glasgow based company, The Legal Partnership, will be played at Loudoun Gowf Club, Galston on Sunday 22nd May.

The event is open to any golfer, with a handicap of 5 or less, who is a member of a club affiliated to any of the six West Of Scotland areas. The entry fee is £15 and there will be a number of prizes awarded, on a scratch basis, for the 36 hole championship.

Entries will be limited to 81 players, balloted on handicap on the closing date, if required.

Entry forms should be available through club secretaries, and can also be downloaded , via the appropriate link, on the Ayrshire Golf Association web page at

www.ayrshiregolf.blogspot.com

THE WEST OF SCOTLAND
AREA ASSOCIATIONS
PRESENT
THE 2016 WEST OF SCOTLAND
STROKEPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP
SPONSORED BY

AT
LOUDOUN GOWF CLUB
BY KIND PERMISSION
ON
SUNDAY 22nd MAY 2016
(OVER 36 HOLES STROKEPLAY)

**********
ENTRY FEE £ 15.00
HANDICAP LIMIT : 5
**********
ENTRY MAY BE LIMITED TO 81 PLAYERS - TO BE BALLOTED BY HANDICAP AFTER THE CLOSING DATE
**********
SIX PRIZE VOUCHERS WILL BE AWARDED
ON SCRATCH BASIS
****************
ENTRY FORMS AVAILABLE FROM CLUB SECRETARIES

OR THE AYRSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION SECRETARY
ALASDAIR MALCOLM
17 AUCHINCRUIVE AVENUE, PRESTWICK, KA9 2DT
(PLEASE ENCLOSE A STAMPED ADDRESSED ENVELOPE)
**********
CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES: - NOON ON SATURDAY 7th MAY 2016

PLEASE NOTE : COMPETITORS ARE REQUIRED TO OBEY CLUB RULES REGARDING DRESS
BOTH ON THE COURSE AND IN THE CLUBHOUSE


Monday, 18 May 2015

WEST OF SCOTLAND LEAGUES - Results link

Results for all West Of Scotland leagues can now be accessed via the appropriate tab on the Lanarkshire website at

http://www.lanarkshiregolf.com/

Sunday, 29 March 2015

WEST OF SCOTLAND LEAGUES - Areas in search of new Secretary

The six West Of Scotland Areas have still to identify a new Secretary following their latest meeting last week.

The present Secretary, Alasdair Malcolm (Ayrshire) intimated at the last meeting in November that, following an expression of no confidence by representatives of one area, he would be stepping down at the March meeting, but intimated that he would continue to administer the affairs of the West Leagues until then.

Despite the four month window, no replacement was identified at last weeks meetings and consequently the six constituent areas have agreed to make further efforts over the next four weeks to fill the post.

In the interim, all enquiries relating to West Of Scotland Leagues business should be directed to the present Charman of the West Leagues association, John Main, via the Lanarkshire Secretary Les Innes at les.innes@virginmedia.com 

Sunday, 15 February 2015

WEST OF SCOTLAND INTER COUNTY UNDER 18 LEAGUE _ Fixtures finalised for Wishart Trophy Competition

The fixtures for the 2015 West Of Scotland Inter County Under 18 League have been finalised.

Matches are played from May through to September.

Dumbartonshire open their defence of the David Wishart Trophy with a home match against 2014 runners up, Ayrshire, at Cardrosss.

All matches are played on Sundays, with an 11.00 a.m. start, unless otherwise stated.

The full list of fixtures is:-


MAY
10th - STIRLINGSHIRE          LANARKSHIRE   (DUNBLANE NEW)
24th - DUMBARTONSHIRE   AYRSHIRE  (CARDROSS)
24th - GLASGOW       RENFREWSHIRE  (CATHCART CASTLE)

JUNE
14th - RENFREWSHIRE  STIRLINGSHIRE  (RANFURLY CASTLE)
28th - DUMBARTONSHIRE        LANARKSHIRE   (LENZIE)
14th - AYRSHIRE     GLASGOW   (CAPRINGTON)

JULY
19th - LANARKSHIRE     GLASGOW    (COLVILLE PARK)
5th - RENFREWSHIRE       AYRSHIRE   (GREENOCK)
12th - STIRLINGSHIRE   DUMBARTONSHIRE  (BONNYBRIDGE)

AUGUST
16th - STIRLINGSHIRE     AYRSHIRE   (BALFRON)
16th - DUMBARTONSHIRE   GLASGOW  (VALE OF LEVEN)
23rd - LANARKSHIRE     RENFREWSHIRE   (BOTHWELL CASTLE)

SEPTEMBER
6th - RENFREWSHIRE     DUMBARTONSHIRE   (ELDERSLIE)
13th - GLASGOW      STIRLINGSHIRE    (BISHOPBRIGGS) (1230)
6th - AYRSHIRE          LANARKSHIRE    (SKELMORLIE)

WEST OF SCOTLAND INTER COUNTY A LEAGUE - Renfrewshire open title defence away to Glasgow

The fixtures for the 2015 West Of Scotland Inter County A League have been finalised.

Renfrewshire begin their title defence with an away match against Glasgow at Erskine in mid September, with all the matches in the championship scheduled to be completed by mid October.

The full list of fixtures is :-

Week 1 Fixtures
20/09/2015
AYRSHIRE DUMBARTONSHIRE (TURNBERRY KINTYRE)
LANARKSHIRE STIRLINGSHIRE (EASTER MOFFAT)
RENFREWSHIRE GLASGOW (ERSKINE)
Week 2 Fixtures
27/09/2015
GLASGOW AYRSHIRE         (CAWDER)
LANARKSHIRE DUMBARTONSHIRE (DRUMPELLIER)
STIRLINGSHIRE RENFREWSHIRE (GRANGEMOUTH)
Week 3 Fixtures
04/10/2015
AYRSHIRE STIRLINGSHIRE (PRESTWICK ST NICHOLAS)
GLASGOW DUMBARTONSHIRE (WILLIAMWOOD)
RENFREWSHIRE LANARKSHIRE (KILMACOLM)
Week 4 Fixtures
11/10/2015
STIRLINGSHIRE GLASGOW (FALKIRK TRYST)
DUMBARTONSHIRE RENFREWSHIRE (KIRKINTILLOCH)
LANARKSHIRE AYRSHIRE         (LANARK)
Week 5 Fixtures
18/10/2015
GLASGOW LANARKSHIRE          (RALSTON)
DUMBARTONSHIRE STIRLINGSHIRE (WINDYHILL)
RENFREWSHIRE AYRSHIRE (BONNYTON)

WEST OF SCOTLAND YOUTH LEAGUE - Fixtures finalised for 2015 championship

The fixture list for the 2015 West Of Scotland Inter County Youths League has been finalised.

The matches take place in September and October, with Renfrewshire defending the trophy they won in 2014.



The full list of fixtures are :-




Week 1          Fixtures                                                         Venue
20/09/2015
                      DUMBARTONSHIRE  AYRSHIRE (DUMBARTON)
                      STIRLINGSHIRE          LANARKSHIRE (KILSYTH LENNOX)
                      GLASGOW       RENFREWSHIRE (COWGLEN)

Week 2 Fixtures
27/09/2015
                      AYRSHIRE       GLASGOW (KILBIRNIE PLACE)
                      DUMBARTONSHIRE   LANARKSHIRE (CLYDEBANK & DISTRICT)
                      RENFREWSHIRE       STIRLINGSHIRE (PAISLEY)

Week 3 Fixtures
04/10/2015
                      STIRLINGSHIRE        AYRSHIRE (CALLANDER)
                      DUMBARTONSHIRE    GLASGOW )DULLATUR)
                      LANARKSHIRE        RENFREWSHIRE (CARLUKE)

Week 4 Fixtures
11/10/2015
                     GLASGOW        STIRLINGSHIRE (HAGGS CASTLE)
                     RENFREWSHIRE        DUMBARTONSHIRE (GOUROCK)
                     AYRSHIRE        LANARKSHIRE (BRUNSTON CASTLE)

Week 5 Fixtures
18/10/2015
                     LANARKSHIRE GLASGOW (SHOTTS)
                     STIRLINGSHIRE DUMBARTONSHIRE (FALKIRK)
                     AYRSHIRE         RENFREWSHIRE  (AYR BELLEISLE)

Monday, 27 October 2014

WEST OF SCOTLAND A LEAGUE - Final placings

Renfrewshire and Lanarkshire have agreed to share declare the final match of the season in the West Of Scotland A League a draw.

The match, postponed last weekend, was scheduled to be replayed next week but as the result would in no way affect the league positions of either team, and thus not advantage or disadvantage any of the other competing counties, both team managers agreed not to replay the fixture.

The final positions in the 2014 A League are thus:-


COUNTY
P
W
D
L
F
A
Diff.
Pts
RENFREWSHIRE
5
4
1
0
25
15
+10
9
GLASGOW
5
3
1
1
22.5
17.5
+5
7
AYRSHIRE
5
2
2
1
20
20
0
6
STIRLINGSHIRE
5
2
1
2
24.5
15.5
+9
5
LANARKSHIRE
5
1
1
3
18
22
-4
3
DUMBARTONSHIRE
5
0
0
5
10
30
-20
0

Sunday, 26 October 2014

WEST LEAGUES - Double title success for Renfrewshire



Renfrewshire tasted double title success, in both the A and Youths West Of Scotland Inter County Leagues, following the last scheduled round of fixtures on Sunday 26 October.


For the second successive week, all matches were played in wet and windy conditions.


Bidding for their 13th successive A League title, Renfrewshire lined up against Dumbartonshire at Erskine GC knowing that victory would see them secure the title without having to play their final outstanding game against Lanarkshire, which was postponed last week.


Renfrewshire made no mistake, beating their visitors by 6 - 2 to ensure the title once again.

Match details (Renfrewshire names first)

Matt Clark (Kilmacolm) beat Steven Stewart (Dalmuir) by 1 hole
Ronnie Clark (Erskine) beat Ian McCalman (Clober) by 5 & 3
Michael Daily (Erskine) beat Andy Campbell (Dumbarton) by 4 & 3
Andy farmer (Kilmacolm) beat Kevin Smith (Windyhill) by 5 & 3
Gordon Stevenson (Whitecraigs) beat Chris Prior (Bearsden) by 5 & 4
David Dickson (Bonnyton) halved with Scott Moore (Clydebank & Discrict)
Craig Pirie (Renfrew) lost to Alistair Parlane (Helensburgh) by 1 hole
Stewart Watt (Old Ranfurly) halved with James McEwan (Clydebank & District)


RENFREWSHIRE    6    DUMBARTONSHIRE    2

Glasgow secured second place in the table with a 4.5 - 3.5 home win over Stirlingshire at Sandyhills, in a match played in terrible conditions with heavy rain and strong winds, though both teams were commended by officials who played the match in great spirits, with the result in doubt right to the last game.

Barry Hume won by 2&1 over Ryan Campbell to put Glasgow ahead but Jamie Savage was beaten 5&4 by David Buchanan to square the match. Gordon Miller won by 3&2 and Fraser Grant won by 2&1 to put Glasgow 3 - 1 in front but Stirlingshire won the next 2 games, Mark Hislop by 5&4 and Lindsay Blair, the match was levelled at 3 - 3. John Laurie won 3&2 to put Glasgow 4 - 3 ahead and a draw looked likely until Craig Morrison of  Haggs Castle fought back from two down with four holes remaining to gain an all important half point to give Glasgow the match by 4.5 - 3.5.

GLASGOW    4.5    STIRLINGSHIRE     3.5

Ayrshire finished the campaign with a 5 - 3 home win over Lanarkshire in their final fixture, to ensure that they secured third place in the league table.

Match details (Ayrshire names first) :-

John Shanks (Irvine) beat Steven Rennie (Drumpellier) by 2&1

Stuart Robin (Prestwick St Cuthbert) halved with Ed Wood (Crow Wood)

Michael Smyth (Royal Troon) halved with Robert Jenkins (Crow Wood)

Tommy McInally (Loudoun) beat Kenny Gallacher (East Kilbride) by 7&6

Steven Wallace (Prestwick St Cuthbert) lost to Mark O'Donnell (Hamilton) by 2 holes

Scott Brown (Turnberry) beat Jamie Lamb (Lanark) by 3&1

Stephen Spence (Royal Troon) beat Scott Douglas (Strathclyde Park) by 2&1

Malcolm Pennycott (Whiting Bay) lost to Graeme Cross (Hamilton) by 2 holes

AYRSHIRE    5    LANARKSHIRE   3

Present positions, with only one outstanding match remaining, are :-


COUNTY

P

W

D

L

F

A

Diff.

Pts

RENFREWSHIRE

4

4

0

0

21

10

+10

8

GLASGOW

5

3

1

1

22.5

17.5

+5

7

AYRSHIRE

5

2

2

1

20

20

0

6

STIRLINGSHIRE

5

2

1

2

24.5

15.5

+9

5

LANARKSHIRE

4

1

0

3

14

18

-4

2

DUMBARTONSHIRE

5

0

0

5

10

30

-20

0

In the Youths League, Renfrewshire pipped Ayrshire for the title, on the countback of individual ties, after the league leaders lost out to Lanarkshire at Lanark in their final match.

Needing a draw in their last fixture of the season to retain the title, Ayrshire went down by 5 - 3 to their hosts.

Match details (Lanarkshire names first) :-
Andrew Thomson (Lanark) beat James Johnstone (Ayr Belleisle) by 1 hole
Andrew Steven (Easter Moffat) lost to Greg Telfer (Prestwick St Cuthbert) by 4&2
Callum Conacher (Wishaw) beat greg Vernon (Kilmarnock Barassie) by 6&4
Dominic Dougan (Airdrie) beat Robbie Fitzpatrick (Irvine) by 3&1
Fraser Kane (Kirkhill) beat Alasdair Berry (Irvine Ravenspark) by 7&5
David Fair (Strathaven) lost to Gary Morrison (Kilmarnock Barassie) by 3&1
Kieran McVicar (East Kilbride) beat Sandy Walker (Ardeer) by 3&1
Robbie Whelan (East Kilbride) lost to Craig Telfer (Prestwick St Cuthbert) by 3&1

LANARKSHIRE   5   AYRSHIRE   3

The result left Renfrewshire needing a win by any margin to match Ayrshire on points and take the title by tie difference, following the frankly unacceptable and unsporting actions of the Lanarkshire players and officials the previous week, who apparently refused to play on and conceded their match to Renfrewshire when behind in six of the eight ties, citing 'overhead conditions'. This resulted in an 8 - 0 score in favour of Renfrewshire which allowed them to match Ayrshire in tie difference at +10, meaning, as it subsequently transpired, that a win by any margin would give Renfrewshire the title in the event that Ayrshire lost their final match.

To the credit of the Renfrewshire team, they did not let the unsavoury situation, which was not of their making, distract them from the task in hand and they secured a convincing 6.5 - 1.5 away win against Dumbartonshire at Milngavie to take the points and the trophy for 2014.

DUMBARTONSHIRE   1.5   RENFREWSHIRE   6.5

The other match, between Stirlingshire and Glasgow at Buchanan Castle, was called off due to the course being closed, and as the result had no bearing on the rest of the league positions, the teams agreed to count the match as a 4 – 4 draw rather than arrange a replay.

STIRLINGSHIRE   4   GLASGOW   4
Final placings in the Youths League are :-


COUNTY

P

W

D

L

F

A

Dif

Pts

RENFREWSHIRE

5

4

0

1

27.5

12.5

+15

8

AYRSHIRE

5

4

0

1

24

16

+8

8

LANARKSHIRE

5

3

0

2

18.5

21.5

-3

6

DUMBARTONSHIRE

5

2

0

3

21

19

+2

4

STIRLINGSHIRE

5

1

1

3

16.5

23.5

-7

3

GLASGOW

5

0

1

4

12.5

27.5

-15

1

For the integrity of the competition it can only be hoped that there is no repeat of the actions of the Lanarkshire team and officials which transpired last week in the future, for the benefit of all teams competing in the competition.
The A and Youths League Championship trophies will be presented to Renfrewshire at their own Annual Dinner at Renfrew Golf Club  on Friday 14th November and the Boys League trophy will also be presented to the 2014 winners Dumbartonshire