Friday, July 19, 2019

EX LADY CAPTAINS' DAY



21 former Ranfurly Castle Lady Captains played a 12-Hole Stableford Tri-Am today, Friday 19th July 2019, on what turned out to be a pleasant, sunny morning. The golf winners were Vivien Howe, Helen Abram and Marjorie Mitchell (32 points) and Runners-up (after a close count-back) were Anne Judge, Carol Fell and Alison Robertson (30 points).


These ladies then joined me and 3 other past Lady Captains for lunch in the dining room. This appeared to be enjoyed by all, if the volume of the chat was anything to go by! Joy McLeod and Evelyn McDermid won prizes with their lucky tickets.

Nancy MacGadie was presented with a beautiful begonia plant which she had won in the raffle on the Ladies Open day.

Thanks to Pamela MacKenzie for her help organising the day and Jean Irvine for taking photos.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

SUMMER GREENSOMES STABLEFORD

Played Wednesday 17th July 2019. 10 couples played and sadly got pretty wet.

Winners: Sheila Biggart & Helen Abram (16) 39pts
Runners-up: Anne Judge & Gillian Donaghy (17) 36pts

COMPETITION RESULTS

GILLIES TROPHY played Wednesday 10 July 2019 (5 entries)
Winner: Joy McLeod 22(23) 29pts (bih)
Runner-up: Carol Reid 28(28) 29pts

WEEKEND STROKEPLAY played Saturday 13th July 2019 (2 entries)
Winner: Sarah Eckford 11(11) 81
Runner-up: Anne Gordon 34(34) 90

9 HOLE STABLEFORD played Tuesday 16th July 2019 (8 entries)
Winner: Mary Irving 26(12) 16pts (bi6)
Runner-up: Pamela MacKenzie 17(7) 16pts

GREENLEES MATCH V KILMARNOCK BARASSIE

Another difficult day for the Greenlees team away at Barassie on Monday 15th July. We were beaten 6.5/2.5 but at least did not get soaked. Well done to the "oldies" (per themselves!) who won the points for the team.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

AZALEA PLANTING!

A team of willing ladies spent a morning planting over 30 donated plants at the side of the 12th green.
This will look amazing next year and, in years to come, will be in competition with Augusta!!
Well done and thank you to all who contributed to this initiative.




Saturday, July 06, 2019

LADIES DUAL DAY JULY MEDAL

Ladies Dual Day July Medal 6/7/19

Only 3 ladies played on a beautiful summers day. A bit more weather like this please!

CSS (Red) 73

Scratch: Louise Cooper          93
Winner: Louise Cooper (19)    74
Runner Up : Eunice Muir (18)  80

GREENLEES MATCH AT PRESTWICK ST NICHOLAS

The Greenlees team had a horrid time at Prestwick St Nicholas on Friday 5th July. Prestwick were feeling the pressure to win points as 3 of their top 4 players had not been available for any of their previous matches. Needless to say, they all turned out against Ranfurly Castle. The predominantly single-figure handicap opposition, the tricky away course, the howling wind and the lashing rain all made it an afternoon we would like to forget and an 8-1 defeat, while disappointing, was not a huge surprise. Many were slightly cheered up however by the delicious catering provided afterwards.

Onwards to the next game! We had an 8-1 defeat last year and still managed to finish mid-table so we must all keep our hopes and spirits up.

HOLE IN ONE!!

Hole in one!

Many congratulations to Claire Provan who had a hole in one at the 14th while playing in Tom Eckfords Pro-Am day on Friday 28th June.
Well done Claire!

Friday, July 05, 2019

LADIES JULY MEDAL

Ladies July Medal Wednesday 3rd July

It did not feel like July! Weather was cloudy with a very chilly wind.

17 ladies played

CSS (Red)    74
CSS (Green) 75 r/o

Scratch:    Denise Cowan  80

Silver Winner:       Denise Cowan (7)  73
Silver Runner Up:  Helen Abram (21)  75

Bronze Winner:       Vicky Rennie (28)  78
Bronze Runner Up:  Joy McLeod (23)  79

LADIES STABLEFORD

Ladies Stableford Saturday 29th June

Due to the danger of lightning this competition was suspended and then abandoned. No rounds had been completed and entered into the computer before the competition was abandoned, so no lady's handicap was affected.
All entry fees were due to be refunded but the ladies who had entered all agreed that the money should be added to the funds raised through the Hospice Cup and donated to St Vincents Hospice.

Friday, June 28, 2019

WEST RENFREWSHIRE LEAGUE V CALDWELL

Tuesday night, 25th June, was the final match of the West Renfrewshire League season, having been rearranged from last month due to a flooded course.

The match was a very competitive one with Caldwell, who have seen some new ladies join from Beith Golf Club and renewed vigorous determination from their captain and players, since we last had an easy home victory over them two years ago! I am pleased to report that the team managed to win 3.5/2.5 but it was a nail-biting finish with Mary H coming in with the crucial half in the final game in.

This result will ensure the team remains in Division 1 for next year, even though the final position is not yet know with other clubs still having matches to play.

Thanks to Vivien Howe for arranging (and rearranging!) the matches this year and to all the ladies who have played - Jan, Vivien, Agnes, Lilias, Louise, Helen A, Mary H, Joy, Gillian and Morag.

LADIES VETS TROPHY & STABLEFORD

Played Wednesday 26 June 2019  (24 entries)
CSS (Red) - 73,  CSS (Green) - 74

Winner: Karen Binning 19(19) 39 pts
Runner-up: Anne Gordon 35(35) 38 pts

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

GREENLEES MATCH V WEST KILBRIDE

Monday 24th June was the day for the Greenlees team's 3rd home game of the season and also the worst weather forecast of the year, with thundery showers threatened.

As it turned out there were thundery rumblings and one flash of lightning before the threat cleared away and most games were able to finish, albeit getting rather wet. This was much to team captain Anne Judge's relief as rearranging these games is almost impossible.

The team managed a good 6-3 win against a West Kilbride team that included many old friends, including Helen Craig.

Next up is Prestwick St Nicholas (away) on Friday 5th July. That will be a tough challenge!

HOSPICE CUP

13 ladies played on Sunday 23 June 2019, a very busy day on the course!

CSS (Red) - 74, CSS (Green) - 75 R/O

Winner: Allison Murray 11(12) 37 pts
Runner-up: Lesley Robertson 4(5) 35 pts

Friday, June 21, 2019

WEST RENFREWSHIRE LEAGUE WIN V RENFREW

On Thursday 20th June, the West Renfrewshire League team of Jan, Vivien, Agnes, Louise, Helen A and Morag enjoyed a home win against Renfrew 4-2. Special mention to Louise, who won a point in her first outing for the team. Well done girls!

Thursday, June 20, 2019

HOLE IN ONE!!!

On Wednesday 19th June, in the Grans Trophy:

HELEN ABRAM HAD A HOLE IN ONE AT THE 5TH!!!

Congratulations! And many thanks for the lunchtime drinks!

LADIES STABLEFORD & GRANS TROPHY

Played Wednesday 19th June 2019

23 ladies played on a rather pleasant day , although there were some heavy showers in the afternoon.

CSS (Red) - 74, CSS (Green) - 73

Grans Trophy Winner: Marion Munro 13(14) 36 pts (bih)

Stableford Winner: Denise Cowan  7(8)  39 pts

LADIES 9 HOLE STABLEFORD 18/6/19

Played Tuesday 18th June 2019

6 ladies played on a decent day of weather - compared to what we've been having!

SSS 71

Winner:      Mary Irving (26)         18pts
RunnerUp: Marjorie Mitchell (29) 12 pts


LADIES STABLEFORD Saturday 15th June

LADIES STABLEFORD Saturday 15th June

4 Ladies played on a day of sunshine and sharp showers.

All played on the green course. CSS 72

Winner: Louise Cooper (19)     38pts
RunnerUp: Eunice Muir (18)    36pts

R&A 9 HOLE CHALLENGE - SCOTTISH NATIONAL FINAL

R&A 9 HOLE CHALLENGE - SCOTTISH NATIONAL FINAL


Milnathort GC Thursday 13th June/Friday 14th June

Marissa & Kevin Barr won our local competition, eventually held on the evening of Fri 24th May after being called off for bad weather on the original date of 10th May. They went forward to play in the National Final of this competition on Friday 14th June.
They scored (jointly) a very respectable 34 pts and finished tied 10th overall from 112 pairs from all over Scotland!
Very well done Marissa & Kevin!

Winning scores on the day were 41pts and 39pts. These pairs, and the runners up, will head to Royal Portrush to play on 13th July before the Open tees off.