There has been slight change in the booking process. We can now book tee times 6 days in advance rather than 7. i.e if you want to book for Monday 11th January you can book from Tuesday 5th NOT Monday 4th January.
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
I have now done an informal random draw for the bounce on Wednesday 6th January, and have emailed the lead for each group (in bold below), copying in the other group members.
Apologies if I have missed anyone out. If you have not been emailed by me about bounce games for Jan/Feb/March and wish to take part, please message me (Morag Cunningham) on 07776 151659 or email@example.com There are a couple of spaces in the existing groups and, of course, another group can be made.
Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4
Joy McLeod Anne Judge Marion Munro Helen Abram
Sheila Biggart Pat Pennell Mary Jane Bird Morag Cunningham
Chris Minto Alison Templeton Mary Craig Rosemary Reedie
Sally Smyth Eileen Walker Lillias Snodgrass Carol Reid
Group 5 Group 6 Group 7
Vivien Howe Gillian Donaghy Mary Hardie
Pamela McKenzie Denise Cowan Karin MacKenzie
Rosemary Ogilvie Vicky Rennie Senga Nixon
Monday, December 28, 2020
- an email will be sent out on Monday preceeding the Wednesday of the following week
- reply to say that you wish to be included in the bounce ballot by noon on Tuesday
- players will be put into groups of 4
- one of the 4 will be the lead for their group and will receive an email on Tuesday afternoon/evening to inform them who is in the group. They will contact the other players in the group to arrange a mutually convenient tee time which they will then book on the SG app.
- if any of the group can no longer play after the booking is made, they should inform the lead
Wednesday, December 09, 2020
In a fun end to a bizarre season, 34 ladies enjoyed the Festive Tri-Am waltz today, over 12 holes. Thankfully the weather allowed it to be played today, mainly on the full greens, although it did get a bit wet for the later starters.
Big thanks to Joy McLeod for preparing the cards and for the festive treats in the starter's hut, especially her beautiful homemade mince pies.
Festive Outfits were in evidence, and you can pick your own winners from these pictures!
Tuesday, December 08, 2020
Ladies, just a reminder that your cards for tomorrows tri am will be in the Starter Hut at the 1st tee.
Individual handicps for the day will be marked on them and it is a STABLEFORD Waltz format, playing holes 1 to 12. One score at 1st hole, 2 scores at 2nd hole and 3 scores at 3rd hole then repeat.
You are playing over the Green course, take a selfie of the team at the start and a photo of the card at the end and send both to Jan.
Monday, November 30, 2020
The draw has been updated for the Festive Tri-Am on Wednesday 9th December 2020.
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Despite the fact that the weather or covid restrictions could scupper our plans, we are going ahead in optimism and arranging a competition for Wednesday 9th December in place of the usual Christmas competition and lunch.
Note there will be no organised lunch afterwards, though players will be able to stay for drinks/lunch afterwards if they wish in the usual way, assuming the clubhouse is able to open for hospitality at that time. (EDIT - clubhouse will be closed under Tier 4 restrictions).
Enter from now until the end of November using the VMS App. (The App will be used to collect entries but scoring on the day will be by card).
Draw will be done Monday evening 30th November and posted on the blog. Teams of 3 as far as possible.
We have been allocated a ladies "slot" between 9.30am and 11.10am.
The competition will be Tri-Am format, open to all playing members including Associates and will be over 12 holes.
Further instructions to follow once the draw is made.
Thursday, November 05, 2020
The new WHS appears to have introduced the need for maths and calculators before we play golf. However, there is an easier way. Lookup tables should be available to keep everyone right.
Unfortunately, revised information on the Slope Ratings for our courses was received from Scottish Golf after our initial stationery had been ordered. Consequently, the information available in the hallway may not be correct for ladies.
I have therefore prepared 2 documents (one for the Red Course and one for the Green Course) that I will pin up on the main noticeboard on the left hand wall as you enter the Ladies Locker Room, which you can all consult as necessary.
The documents are basically tables which you refer to along the lines of the Greensomes Stroke Allowance sheets we used to have.
Find your Handicap Index by looking down the left hand column and move across to find the stokes you should receive for each type of play.
Monday, November 02, 2020
Sunday, November 01, 2020
The new World Handicapping System (WHS) comes in tomorrow, 2 November 2020. Hopefully you will all have been able to read about it over the last few weeks, including the Scottish Golf "Bite-size" posts that Morag has shared here on the blog. The data conversion has been a massive task and there are bound to be some anomalies but here are the main things to keep in mind:
1) Don't panic!
2) You can find your "projected" new Handicap Index - and from tomorrow your new Handicap Index - on the Scottish Golf App.
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Monday, October 26, 2020
Friday, October 23, 2020
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Handicap Index Calculation
How do I get one?
For new players:
For existing club members:
What is a score differential?
Monday, October 19, 2020
Scottish Golf is publishing a guide to the World Handicapping System in easy to read chunks every day over the next two weeks starting today.
Here is Day 1 "The Purpose of the World Handicap System"
Thursday, October 15, 2020
The Daily Mail Foursomes, which should have been played throughout 2020, has recently started to run from now until the end of 2021 with this year's qualifiers.
Anne Judge and Sheila Biggart played at home this week against two ladies from Kilbirnie and had a convincing 7&5 win! Well done girls and good luck in the next round.
The Final of the 2019/20 Renfrewshire Ladies County Foursomes (postponed from March) will now go ahead at Erskine on Sunday 25th October. Allison Murray and Lesley Robertson are to play Williamwood's Carol McNally and Alyson McGinnigle. Good luck retaining the trophy for Ranfurly Castle girls (last year's winners were Anne Judge and Marion Munro).