The funeral of past lady captain Isobel McCallum is being held at Woodside Crematorium at 1.30pm on Thursday 2nd February.
Our thoughts are with the family at this sad time.
It is with regret that we have been informed of the passing of Jane Biggart. Jane was a past captain of Ranfurly Castle Golf Club (1973 -74). Jane passed away peacefully on Saturday afternoon. Condolences to all family and friends at this time.
Funeral arrangements to follow.
Yesterday 36 ladies attended the 93rd AGM, held in the Ranfurly Room at the Club. It was a very icy morning so it is good to report that no broken bones happened as a result of venturing out. Morag welcomed Karen as our new Captain for 2023 and the Silver Trophies from 2022 were presented. I am sure we all wish Karen all the very best for a successful year ahead.
Isobel lead a full and varied life, but most recently was living in a care home in the Borders closer to her family. We send condolences to her family.
Our new Captain drove off from the first tee at 10.00am on Sunday 8th January 2023. Quite a crowd had turned up to support both Karen and Alistair Howe, the new Club Captain. It was a cool but dry morning and the Captains' Quaich Stableford competition followed, over 12 holes. Well done to the other 2 ladies who actually played and very many congratulations to Vivien who was the overall winner with 24 points.
I am very saddened to tell you that Dorothy Simpson died suddenly and unexpectedly this afternoon.
Dorothy was a well known and well liked member of the golf club and had led a full and active life outside golf. We will all miss her.
Funeral details will be communicated when known.
Happy New Year to you all and I hope you all had fun times over Christmas with family and friends.
Some upcoming events:
21 Ladies played in the fun Xmas Waltz on Wed 7th December. It was a lovely crisp day with very heavy frost, so the ball was bouncing, and we had temporary greens. Xmas outfits were worn by some and Santa hats seemed to be the most popular! Some good scores came in but the winning team with 56 points were Anne Judge, Morag Cunningham and Sheila Swinnerton. A fair number of non playing members joined in for the festive lunch and Xmas jumpers were in full view. The prize for the best dressed went to Janice Naismith who looked amazing in her Elf outfit- she even wore it to play golf- well done Janice!
The cards for Wednesday's Waltz should be collected from the locker room before going to your allocated tee. Your handicap has been put on the card, as well as a quick guide to instructions, so no one needs to worry!
Please bring CASH with you to buy a square on the Red Cross sheet - £2.00 per square. You will also be asked to provide a gratuity for the catering. All lunches should have been paid in advance.
For those who are not golfing we ask that you arrive about 12.00 mid day and lunch should be served shortly after that. Remember - Christmas outfits are expected.
Updated draw for the Festive Tri-Am on Wednesday 7 December 2022, prior to the Christmas lunch.
Format - 9 hole "Waltz" (1 stableford score to count at your 1st hole, 2 scores to count at 2nd hole, 3 scores to count at 3rd hole... & repeat for the other two blocks of three holes)
There will be a 3-tee start, to help everyone finish around the same time. The draw does not appear on the Scottish Golf App, but the 1st tee has been reserved appropriately for all our groups to pass through that hole.
10.00 Vivien Howe, Pamela MacKenzie, Janice Naismith
10.10 Sheila Biggart, Gillian Donaghy, Vicky Rennie
10.20 Mary Hardie, Karen MacKenzie, Julie Will
10.00 Anne Judge, Morag Cunningham, Sheila Swinnerton
10.10 Maureen Cook, Pauline MacEwan, Chris Minto
10.00 Louise Cooper, Joy McLeod, Carol Barnes
10.10 Marion Munro, Pat Pennel, Fiona Aitken
Play holes 1,2,3, 13,14,15, 16,17,18.
Mark a card.
Use Green Course Handicap, take strokes at holes where you would normally get them.
The Wednesday bounce games will continue in 2023 throughout January and February.
January dates are 11th, 18th and 25th. Please email Pamela MacKenzie by Tuesday 27th December, if you want to be in the draw, stating the dates you wish to play.
February dates are 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd. Please email Pamela by Tuesday 17th January to be included this time, giving your available dates.
Can't believe its almost time for our Festive TriAm and lunch - where has this year gone??
Enter for the TriAm on the SG app in the usual way. If having difficulty please speak to Stuart in the Pro shop or myself.
If you wish to join in the lunch event or you ONLY wish to come for lunch, please put your name on the sign up sheet on the ladies noticeboard by Wed 30th November. Alternatively contact me.
Lunch at 12 noon. Cost £7.50 NOT including gratuity - please pay Leanna
- Lentil soup
- Brie and Cranberry panini
- Tea/coffee and mince pie
Wear Christmas outfits - the crazier the better! Prize for best outfit.
Also lucky seat prize.
Charity "Spot the Ball" competition - bring some cash!
There will be an alternative activity if weather not suitable for golf - info will be blogged the day before.
Come along and have some festive fun!
40 Ladies enjoyed a lovely evening on Wednesday 26th October with excellent food, accompanied by a lot of chat and laughter. Captain Morag presented the prizes to the winners of the Fun Competitions held during the year and read out the winners of all Medals and Stablefords. The next competition will be the Xmas event followed by lunch on Wednesday 7th December.
28 ladies played in this final event of the season on Wednesday 19 October 2022.
Several scores were very good for 12 holes!
Winner: Gillian Donaghy with 27 points.
Carol Barnes, Rosemary Ogilvie and Kate Scott all tied for 2nd place with 26 points, but the official runner-up (after a count-back) was Carol Barnes.
Well played to everyone. We hope you have all enjoyed the 2022 golf season.
Jan & Karen
There are still a few days left to sign up for the ladies dinner being held on Wednesday 26th October 6.30pm for 7pm.
Cost £25 per head to include welcome drink but NOT gratuity.
Sign up sheet and menu on the ladies locker room noticeboard - please indicate menu choices.
Could all ladies ensure that they pay Leanna BEFORE Wednesday 26th September as time constraints on the night mean it will be difficult for Leanna to accept payments.
Also Leanna has asked that we indicate our choice of welcome drink in advance on the sign up sheet - either a small glass of fizz (option 1)or a non-alcoholic G&T (option 2).
Many thanks, and look forward to seeing you in the clubhouse on 26th.
The draw has been done for the 12-hole Winter Knockout. The first round ties, to be played by 27 November, are:
1) Mary-Jane Bird v Eleanor Cannon
2) Carol Barnes v Marion Munro
3) Fiona Aitken v Alison Templeton
4) Eunice Muir v Lilias Snodgrass
(Kate Scott, Sheila Biggart, Linsday Barclay and Pauline MacEwan have a bye into the second round)
A sheet has been put up in the Locker Room to sign up for the Ladies Annual Dinner, which will be held in the Clubhouse on Wednesday 26 October 2022. The cost is £25 per head and there are 3 choices for each of the three courses. Please indicate your choices on the sign-up sheet.