Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Ladies October Medal and Gran's Trophy

Medal Played Wednesday 28th September 2011, 40 entries, SSS 73, CSS 76
Scratch Winner - Anne Robinson 83
Silver Winner - Mary Craig (10) 74
Runner up - Anne Robinson (8) 75
Bronze Winner - Marion Reid (26) 76
Runner up - Jean Irvine (21) 78 bih
Gran's Trophy
Played 28th September 2011, 24 entries, SSS 73, CSS 76
Winner - Anne Robinson

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Alexandra Qayum is Runner Up in the Renfrewshire County Junior Championship

Alexandra is presented with her runners up prize by County Captain Trish Brown
The Renfrewshire Junior Championship final was played over Old Ranfurly Golf Club yesterday and Alexandra Qayum put up a very spirited fight against Linsey Stevenson from Whitecraigs and Elie Golf Club. Alex was 2 up at one point and played exceedingly well. To read the full report go to the Renfrewshire Ladies County Website

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Alexandra and Khalid Qayum are runners up in the SLGA Adult and Girls Foursomes

The results from the SLGA Adult and Girl foursomes today at Auchterarder are as follows:
Overall winners:
Emma Kennedy and Iain Kennedy (Paisley) 39 points (daughter-father).
Cat One (HCP 0-11)
Alexandra and Khalid Qayum (Ranfurly Castle) 34 points (daughter and father)
Catherine and Elizabeth Goodwin (Glenbervie) 33 points (daughter and mother).

Cat two (HCP 12-18)
Kirsten and John Brown (Torrance House) 37 points (daughter and father)
Beth and Thomas Donoghue (Alloa/Brucefields) 35 points (daughter and father).

Cat three (HCP 19-36)
Fiona and John Rattray (Douglas Park)36 points (daughter and father)
Caitlin and Douglas Turner (Swanston / Baberton) 35 points (daughter and father).

Cat Four pre - handicap girls
Sophie Meek and Chris Healy (Carnoustie Ladies) 31 points (unrelated)
Lisa McPherson and Douglas Hunter (Baberton) 27 points (assume unrelated)
Eilidh and Euan Henderson (Kirkcaldy) 26 points (daughter and father). This wee girl is only seven years of age!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Ranfurly Castle players at Forres today playing in the Commonwealth Spoon Finals

The Commonwealth Spoon Finals were played at Forres Golf Club today 22nd September.
The Renfrewshire players representing the County were:
Sheila Gray and Mary Hardie (Ranfurly Castle)
Sarah Eckford and Iona Stephen (Ranfurly Castle)
Anne Robinson and Helen Crichton (Ranfurly Castle)
Lois Brown and Elizabeth Crichton (Kilmacolm)
Don't know how they all got on but none of them were in the prizewinners list
To read the results go to the West Of Scotland Website

Greenlees Team finish 4th and stay in the 1st Division

Milngavie have won the Greenlees Trophy after a tight finish

Milngavie 46.5
Troon 45.5
Cathkin Braes 44
Ranfurly Castle 38.5
Kilmarnock Barassie 37.5
Whitecraigs 36
Kilmacolm 30
Douglas Park 26
Prestwick St Nicholas 20

Carol wins the Scottish Vets Greensomes with Partner Helen Faulds

Carol and Helen Faulds - click to enlarge
The Scottish Vets Jamboree was held on Sunday to Tuesday of this week at Blairgowrie Golf Club.
Fiona Roger (West Vets Captain), Carol Fell, Moyra Gordon, and Pat Walker (Past Vets Captain) were all there.

The Greensomes Competition was played over the Lansdowne Course on Tuesday

Carol Fell and Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) won the Tony Moffat Memorial Trophy for the best Scratch  Score of 78 (3 over the SSS OF 75) and the Beddows Quaich for 1st handicap 78-7-71.
Carol was absolutely delighted to play well on the day and allow them to retain both trophies that they had won in 2010. Her partner Helen is the Captain of the Scottish Vets and also Captain the Scottish Seniors Team that will be playing in the Home Internationals at Tramore Golf Club in Ireland next week.
 Heather Anderson and Lorna Bennett who are both in the Scottish Senior International Team were runners up for the scratch award with an 80.
To read the full report go to the Wets Vets Website

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Gran's Trophy

Due the very wet weather today. The Gran's Trophy will now be played in conjunction with October Medal on the 28th of September 2011.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Ranfurly Castle Win Division 1 of the West Renfrewshire League 2011

Although level with Gleddoch on points, a nail-biting countback of "holes up" confirmed Ranfurly Castle as winners of The West Renfrewshire League Division 1.
Congratulations to the Ladies who played: Iona Stephen, Morag Cunningham, Helen Craig, Sue Lyons, Shona Stewart, Doreen McConnell, Jan Macnab, Maureen Cook and Karin MacKenzie.(the matches comprise of teams of 6)
The silverware will be presented at the AGM due to be held on Wednesday 9th November coincidently at Ranfurly Castle as we are the host club this year.
For information Renfrew won Division 2 and Kilmacolm Division 3.
Finally our thanks to Sue Lyons who organised the teams for this competition.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Charity Best Ball Stableford - Nearly £100 Raised for the Samaritans

Winners - Denise Cowan, Dorothy Sangster and Carol Reid  (Click to enlarge)

Runners Up - Mary Irving, Maureen Cook and Joy McLeod
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43 ladies played today in the Charity Tri Am. We were very lucky with the weather especially after the storms in the last couple of days! Nearly £100 was raised for the Samaritans and the prizes were kindly donated by Dorothy Simpson and Vicky Rennie. The winning team was Denise Cowan, Carol Reid and Dorothy Sangster with 68 points and Maureen Cook, Mary Irving and Joy McLeod were 2nd with 65 points.
 Thanks to all the ladies for supporting this fun event.

A WEE EXTRA FROM YOUR WEBMASTER CAROL --- This was the 1st time I had played in the "YELLOW BALL" Tri Am. Great event -- We were all panicking about losing the ball when it was your turn to play --- Reminded me of a good video that will make you laugh !!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Captain Karin wins the Bronze Knockout

Congratulations go to Karin MacKenzie who won a thrilling Bronze Knockout Final against Jean Murray.
The very close match went to the 19th Hole CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL THE RESULTS

Jan Macnab's daughter Alison wins the Renfrewshire Par 3 Competition

Alison Macnab
Thanks go to Jan Macnab for sending in a lovely photo of her daughter Alison who won the Renfrewshire County Par 3 Competition. The event was played on the same day as our on Club Championship Final.
Jane McCabe from Ranfurly Castle GC also won a prize - Nearest the Pin in 2 at 5th hole in the 8 hole competition
To read the full report go to the Renfrewshire County Website

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Agnes Williamson partners Jackie Gray from Gleddoch to win the Renfrewshire Autumn Meeeting

Congratulations go to Agnes Williamson who won today's RLCGA Autumn meeting over Renfrew today. I believe she was a late substitute for a call off and partnered Jackie Gray (Past Ranfurly Castle Member) from Gleddoch
The format was a Greensomes Stableford.
Runners-up were MARION MUNRO AND JEAN IRVINE (Ranfurly Castle) In 3rd place was ANNABEL KANE AND RENA SIMPSON (Kilmacolm) with a better inward half from ALISON MCGINNIGLE AND (Cochrane Castle) and Ranfurly Castle's JAN MACNAB 
To see all the results go to the Renfrewshire Ladies County Website

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Ladies Meeting for Mitchell Trophy - Jan Macnab is the Trophy Winner

Played 7th September 2011, 21 entries, SSS 73, CSS 76 (Reduction Only)
Winner - Jan Macnab (15) 77 bih
Runner up - Mary Hardie (20) 77

Sunday, September 04, 2011


Denise - 2011 Champion
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Denise Cowan is our new Ladies Club Champion for 2011.

Gents - Stewart Burke (winner) Neil Stewart (runner-up)
Seniors - Ronnie Judge (winner) Ian McCreery (runner-up)
Ladies - Denise Cowan (winner) Anne Judge (runner-up)
Junior Boys - Lee Wingate (winner) Ben Adamson (runner-up)
Junior Boys Handicap - Jonathan Devine (winner-up) Gregory Hirst (runner-up)
Holms Plate - Jamie McAllister (winner) Ken Lyons (runner-up)

Congratulations to both Anne and Denise for a nail biting final.
Denise finally winning on the 19th hole.
Thanks also to everyone who came to support the girls.
To see some photographs from the day's event -- Click on the small thumbnail below

Ranfurly Castle 2011 Club Championship

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Denise loses in the Final of the Renfrewshire County Rosebowl

The final of the Renfrewshire County Rosebowl was played yesterday at Ralston Golf Club.
Denise Cowan
who had been cut to 6 after her good round in Wednesday's Medal, had to give Marion Stewart from Kilmacolm 4 shots in the round.

Marion went 2 up immediately after Denise dropped shots at the first 2 holes then Denise managed to get the score back to all square at the 7th. Then at the 10th hole Marion had the only birdie of the round to go back to 1up and eventually she was dormie on the 16th tee . She won there with a par 5 to clinch the trophy after playing some very steady golf.

Hard luck Denise but well done in making the final.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Denise Cowan wins the September Medal

Silver: Denise Cowan (7) 69, Iona Stephen (12) 73
Bronze: Jean Irvine (21 77, Marilynn Muirhead (24) 77
Scratch : Denise Cowan 76
SSS 73 , CSS 74.