Monday, December 22, 2008

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Greenlees Team Get Together

Some of the 2008 Greenlees Team Players - Click to enlarge
Anne Robinson (Greenlees Team Captain) very kindly held a party in her home for the Greenlees Team Players in recognition of their Runners Up trophy award in the West of Scotland 1st Division this year.
12 players (pictured above) plus Anne were at the party. Sarah Kirby, Natasha Qayum, Helen Craig and Alison Mitchell were unable to attend.
Thanks go to Anne and husband Jim for their marvellous hospitality --- a great evening was had by all.
To see some photos from the evening click on the small thumbnail of Anne below

Ranfurly Castle Greenlees Team Party -- 2008

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Central Database for Handicapping

SGU Golf Central Logo
The SGU and SLGA have committed to producing a Central Database of Handicaps for golf clubs and their members in Scotland.
Click here to find out more information on this new development
To find answers to your questions about the CDH click here
To see the benefits for players and handicap administrators click here

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Christmas Lunch -- MariIyn is a winner

Marilyn Bevin - Click to enlarge
Approximately 35 ladies enjoyed a glass of mulled wine and a light lunch yesterday at the clubhouse. The lunch was meant to take place after the 9 hole Christmas Stableford. The golf, was unfortunately cancelled due to closure of the course caused by ice. However everyone enjoyed the chat and warmth of the clubhouse.

Marilyn Mirner (pictured above) was awarded the best hat prize. -- click on the photo to see an enlargement

To see some photos from this social event click on the small photograph below

Ranfurly Castle 2008 Christmas Lunch Get Together

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Tom has great Bargains for Christmas

Tom's Christmas fair starts on Saturday 29th of November and he hopes that you will be able to come along and benefit from one of the many great bargains on offer. (Sorry do not have the link for the December 2008 Newsletter -- Problems)
November 2008
Greens 2008 News - A message from the Greens Committees
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008

Friday, November 07, 2008

Fiona Roger is the new West Vets Vice Captain

Fiona Roger, Helen Faulds and Pat Walker

The West Vets AGM was held yesterday at Cowglen Golf Club.
Pat Walker the West Vets Captain for the last 2 years steps down from the post and Helen Faulds from Douglas Park is the new Captain. Fiona who is also the West of Scotland Greenlees Secretary has been appointed as Helen's Vice Captain.
We wish her every success in the new appointment.
Carol Fell won the May Craddock Trophy at the prizegiving for winning the Autumn Meeting over Paisley Bushes.
To get all the details about the AGM and prizegiving go to West Vets Website

Mary, Sheila and Nancy receive their prizes at the Renfrewshire County AGM

Sheila, President Wendy Cameron and Mary - click to enlarge Sheila Gray , Renfrewshire's President Wendy Cameron and Mary Hardie

The Renfrewshire Ladies County AGM and Prizegiving was held at Haggs Castle Golf Club on Wednesday 5th November 2008. Captain Mary Hardie and Sheila Gray recived their Trophies for winning the 2007 / 2008 Winter Foursomes and Nancy MacGadie received her prize for being runner up in the County Rosebowl.
To read all about the event including our very good Junior, Natasha Qayum go to Renfrewshire Website

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

November Stableford

15 hole stableford
Played 2/11/08 & 5/11/08
Silver Winner Mary Hardie (19) 29 pts (bih)
Runner Up Carol Fell (10) 29 pts
Bronze Winner Vicky Rennie (32) 30 pts
Runner Up Dorothy Simpson (28) 27 pts (bih)

Friday, October 31, 2008

New SLGA Medal Formats for 2009

From the SLGA Website
The LGU has advised the National Organisations that LGU Medals will cease to exist from 1st February 2009 and they will be replaced by SLGA Medals. To see a summary of the changes click Click Here.

The SLGA Medal Competitions may be run in the following formats :
1 Single Day Medal
2 Alternative Day Medal
3 Dual Day Medal
To read and print out the full conditions Click Here.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Mary and Sheila win their County Foursomes Tie

The 2007 - 2008 County Winter Foursomes pairing of Mary Hardie and Sheila Gray beat Sheila Shaw and Maureen Cook (Lochwinnoch) yesterday to keep their hopes alive of retaining the trophy. To see all the results so far Click Here

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Ranfurly Castle receive the Runners Up prize at the Greenlees Lunch and Presentation

The 2008 Greenlees Trophy Winners - Click to enlarge The Greenlees Trophy Winners (From L to R) Anne Robinson (Ranfurly Castle ) - Runners Up Division 1, Marion Mason (Milngavie - Winners Division 2) , Rosemary Donaldson (Troon - Division 1 Winners) and Jinty Roger (Williamwood - Winners Division 3) - Click to enlarge

The 2008 Greenlees Lunch & Trophy Presentation was hosted yesterday by Ranfurly Castle. Captain Mary Hardie extended a warm welcome to the 55 ladies attending and Fiona Roger the Greenlees Divisional Secretary hosted the Lunch. Willeen McCallum retired Greenlees Secretary was given a present from the clubs in recognition of the good job she had done in her 19 years as secretary. The presentation by Mary Hardie of the trophies then followed. Anne Robinson - Ranfurly Castle's Greenlees Match Secretary (pictured above) received the Runners Up Trophy.

Division 1 Winners: Troon
Runners Up: Ranfurly Castle
Division 2: Winners Milngavie
Runners Up: West Kilbride
Division 3: Winners Williamwood
Runners Up: Eastwood

We look forward to the challenge of competitive team match play next year and hope for continued success.
To read the Full report and see some photographs go to the West of Scotland Website

Report from Anne Robinson (Greenlees Secretary)

Monday, October 20, 2008

Congratulations again Natasha

As well as being selected for the under 18 Development squad Natasha has been made Vice Captain of West of Scotland Girls team.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Natasha is selected by the SLGA for the Junior Development squad

Congratulations go to Natasha Qayum who has been selected for the Junior Development squad by the SLGA. To read all about it go to the Renfrewshire Website

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Five Club and Final Swing

Due to the weather and course maintenance the 5 club and Final Swing on Sunday 5th october was played as a separate competition
Lesley Robertson won Silver and Georgina Halfnight Bronze.
The main competition on Wednesday 15th October was played over 13 holes
1st Silver Pamela MacKenzie(bih) 2nd Carol Fell
1st Bronze Agnes Williamson (bih) 2nd Vickie Rennie.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Tom Eckford wins the Scottish PGA 4 Ball Championship

The Ladies section would like to congratulate Tom Eckford on his recent success on winning the Scottish PGA 4 Ball Championship at Gleneagles with Stuart Kerr (Strathaven).
In the final they played Brian Mason (Drumoig Driving Range) and Steven Rettie (All Golf Swing Centre). After the first 10 holes, Stuart and Tom were 3 down but played the next 7 holes in 5 under par to win the match 2&1. --- WELL DONE TO YOU BOTH

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Stableford/Gran's Trophy

PLAYED 8/10/08 21 Entries
SSS 73 CSS 76 R/O
Silver Winner A Judge 32 pts (7) bih
Runner Up M Munro 32 pts (12)
Bronze Winner M Reid 30 pts (25)bih
Runner Up M Mitchell 30 pts (25)

Gran's Trophy Winner A Judge 32 pts (7)

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Autumn Meeting/Mitchell Trophy

Played 28/9/08 CSS 73 & 1/10/08 CSS 76
31 entries SSS 73
Silver Winner Helen Craig 75 (16) bih
Runner Up Rosemary Ogilvie 75 (17)
Bronze Winner Cynthia Keanie 78 (30) bih
Runner Up Marilyn Mirner 78 (31)
Scratch Carol Fell 87

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Nancy loses in the County Rosebowl Final

Winner Gillian McGinlay with Runner Up Nancy MacGadie and Captain Christeen Finlayson - Click to enlargeRLCGA Captain Christeen Finlayson with Gillian McGinlay (Rosebowl Winner) and Nancy MacGadie (Runner Up) -- click to enlarge

Nancy MacGadie played in the Renfrewshire County Rosebowl final today against County Team player Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle). Nancy put up a spirited fight but unfortunately lost at the 15th. Hard luck Nancy but Well done in progressing to the final stages. To read the full report go to Renfrewshire County Website

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Commonwealth Spoons

Mary Hardie and Sheila Gray enjoyed their day at Torwoodlee golf course in Galashields on Thursday. -- They were representing Renfrewshire in the Commonwealth Spoons Finals
In spite of lovely weather and preferred lies they failed to return a prizewinning score.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Carol and Mary do well at the West Vets Autumn Meeting

Congratulations go to Carol Fell and Mary Irving who played in the West Vets Autumn Meeting today

Carol won the May Craddock Trophy for the lowest Net score of the day and Mary had the lowest score in the Bronze section.

To read the full report go to the West Vets Website

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

September Medal

Played 24/9/08 SSS 73 CSS 73
Alt 31/8/08 SSS 73 CSS 76 (RO)
33 Entries
Scratch Winner Lesley Robertson 81
Silver Winner Sheila Gray 72 (18)
Runner Up Margaret Gray 75 (19)
Bronze Winner Karin MacKenzie 73 (27)
Runner Up Moira Wilson 77 (22)

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Nancy MacGadie in the Final of the County Rosebowl

On Tuesday, 30th September, the final of the Renfrewshire County Rose Bowl will be held at Kilmacolm Golf Club at 2p.m. The finalists are Gillian McGinlay of Cochrane Castle and Nancy MacGadie of Ranfurly Castle. We wish Nancy every success in the final. Please come and support

Monday, September 22, 2008

Extra Stableford

21/9/08 4 entries SSS 73 CSS 76 (RO)
Silver Winner Helen Craig 34 pts (16)
Runner Up Shona Gray 32 pts (16)
Bronze Winner LeeAnn Haddow 25 pts (36)

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Charity Best Ball Stableford

The weather was kind on Wednesday and 28 ladies played in the charity stableford although conditions were very wet underfoot.
Vivian Howe, Mary Irving, Marilyn Mirner and Agnes Williamson won 1st prize and Lilias Snodgrass, Marion Reid, Linda McDougall and Moira Gordon were runners up.

£66 was raised for Parkinsons disease and Anne Robinson and Agnes Williamson kindly donated the prizes.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Ranfurly Castle are Runners Up in The Greenlees Trophy

 WELL DONE to all the team and reserves for achieving this excellent result for the 2008 season. 

The matches were very competitive and played in a sporting manner as is the tradition of this competition. 

Report from : Anne Robinson -- Greenlees Team Captain

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Sarah is 3rd in the Renfrewshire County Medal

Sarah Eckford was 3rd in the September Renfrewshire County Medal played over Renfrew Golf Course today

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Sheila Biggart is the Bronze Championship Winner

We have a new Bronze Champion. Congratulations to Sheila Biggart who had a convincing win over Mary Hardie on Friday 29th August.
Well done Sheila you are having a very successful year.

Pooh Putter -- Captain's Team wins

We were lucky with the weather and the Pooh Putter was played on 27th august over 18 holes in reasonable conditions. The result was very close and the Captains team won by 1 match.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

West Renfrewshire League and Friendly Matches - Fixtures and Results for 2008

West Renfrewshire League 2008 :
HOME: Played Tues 13th May : Ranfurly Castle 4 Lochwinnoch 2
Played Tues 27th May : Ranfurly Castle 3 Renfrew 3
Played Mon 9th June: Fereneze 4 Ranfurly Castle 2

Friendly Matches 2008 :
HOME: Tues 24th June Ranfurly Castle 5.5 Gourock 0.5
Greenock Tues 8th July Ranfurly Castle 2 Greenock 4
Ralston Tues 12th August Cancelled -- Ralston could not get a team
AWAY: Kilmacolm Tues 17th June (Kilmacolm 4 Ranfurly Castle 2) Played over 10 holes
Elderslie Tues 19th August Ranfurly Castle 4 Elderslie 1
Old Ranfurly Thursday 4th Sepember: Old Ranfurly 2 Ranfurly Castle 4

Margaret Gray (Match Secretary)

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Fiona Roger wins at Cathcart Castle

Fiona Roger won the 13 and upward handicap division of the Renfrewshire Ladies County Autumn Meeting at Cathcart Castle yesterday

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Cathkin Braes 5 Ranfurly Castle 4

Our last Greenlees match of the season was played yesterday at Cathkin in warm muggy conditions. Cathkin fielded a strong team but Ranfurly put up a good fight away from home and the very front and back of the team produced the points.
We remain in second place but await the results from other matches to confirm our final position.
An excellent buffet was enjoyed by the team after the match and friendly rivalry on the course developed into a good chat round the table.
MANY THANKS to all team players and reserves for their support throughout the season.
To see all the points at the moment Click Here

Anne Robinson -- Greenlees Team Captain

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Outing to Cardross--- Wet but enjoyable

Ranfurly Castle Outing to Cardross -- Click to enlargeThe Ranfurly Castle Outing to Cardross -- Click to enlarge

The annual outing took place yesterday with 22 ladies playing at Cardross Golf Club. Despite the poor weather everyone enjoyed the day.
Many thanks go to Eileen Walker for organising the event.

Click on the small picture of Evy with the camera to see some photos from the day

Ranfurly Castle Outing to Cardross

Monday, August 25, 2008

Natasha plays well in the Renfrewshire Junior Championship

Congratulations go to Natasha Qayum who played in the Renfrewshire Junior Championships at Old Ranfurly yesterday. Natasha put up a spirited fight against Elderslie's Alyson McKechin in the Semi Finals but lost on the 17th after her birdie putt just missed
To read the full report go to the Renfrewshire Website

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Anne Judge is the 2008 Ladies Club Champion

Anne Juadge and Anne Robinson - Click to enlarge
Congratulations go to Anne Judge who won her 2nd Club Championship title by beating Anne Robinson 3 and 2 in today's final.
In extremely tricky conditions -- swirling wind and difficult pin placements -- the 2 Anne's had a close and entertaining final.
Anne R sank her putt from just off the green at the 1st for a par to go one up.
The outward half was very close with par golf being the better ball - At the 9th -- All Square.
Anne J
won the 10th with a par and thereafter all the holes were halved until Anne J had a par 3 at the 14th to go 2 up. The 15th was halved and then Anne J lipped out for a birdie 3 at the 16th but was able to sink her putt to win the match 3 and 2
To see some photos from the day click on the small photo blow
Ranfurly Castle Finals Day

A short video of the winning putt followed by congratulations and trophy presentation

To view the video in higher quality Click Here

Results for the 2008 Club Championship

1st Round
Semi Final
Final played on Sunday
24th August 2008
Carol Fell

Carol Fell

Anne Judge (Winner)
Pamela MacKenzie
Natasha Qayum

Anne Judge
Anne Judge
Anne Robinson

Anne Robinson

Anne Robinson
Sally Smyth
Evy MacGregor

Evy MacGregor
Marion Munroe

Monday, August 18, 2008

Greenlees Result -- Home win against Kilmarnock Barassie

The Greenlees team played against Kilmarnock Barassie today in their 2nd last game of the season and had a very good 7 - 2 victory. Our best player, Lesley Robertson was out at Number 1 which helps to move all the rest of the team down one - thus a good victory. Ranfurly Castle at this point are 2nd in the league to Troon who have definately won the 1st Division. However, with our last match next week aginst Cathkin Braes (Away) we will be trying our best to get the runners up slot.
To see all the points at this stage Click Here

Sunday, August 17, 2008

August Medal

Played 13/8/08 22 Entries
SSS 73 CSS 75
Silver Winner Natasha Qayum (8) 69
Runner Up Eunice Muir (19) 74
Bronze Winner Vicky Rennie (32) 77 bih
Runner Up Pat Pennel (21) 77
Scratch Winner Natasha Qayum 77

Friday, August 15, 2008

West Vets Match at Gullane

Fiona, Vicky and Carol - Click to enlarge

Fiona Roger and Carol Fell played for the West Vets against the East Vets at Gullane on Monday 11th August . They met Ranfurly Castle's Past Captain Vicky Sandeman (Daughter of Janet Gillies) for lunch before the off and saw round her beautiful new home in Gullane

Fiona and Carol halved their match despite Carol finding water in the bunkers on numerous occasions !!

The West Vets Team won the match 3 - 2. To read the full report and see some photographs from the day go to The West Vets Website

Click on the photo above to see an enlargement

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Four Castles Tournament

The Four Castles Tournament was played in beautiful sunshine on Sunday 27th July.
Lesley Robertson, Anne Judge, Sheila Biggart and Helen Abram represented the ladies.
A very enjoyable and successful day which Ranfurly Castle Won.

Invitation Foursomes

Sadly out of 142 lady members only 16 participated in the invitation foursomes.
However, everyone seemed to enjoy the day. The golf was reduced to 13 holes due to the wet start and was followed by an excellent lunch
Par 3's Doreen McConnell/Francis Hodgeson
3rd Evy MacGregor/Gilly McCrae
2nd Nancy MacGadie/Christine Richmond
1st Mary Craig/Morven English

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Anne Judge has a Hole in One at the 7th

Congratulations go to Anne Judge who had a hole in one at the 7th hole a couple of weeks ago

Friday, August 08, 2008

Greenlees Result Ranfurly Castle 7 -- Kilmacolm 2

An excellent win for the team today in fine overhead conditions.
Many thanks to our Lady Captain Mary Hardie for playing and supporting the team in what has been a very busy golf week for her.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Childrens Day Success

On Monday the sun shone all day for childrens day. 55 children played and enjoyed the day.
Thanks to Helen for organising it and to all the helpers.

Halden Cup - The Gents are the winners

On Sunday in mixed conditions the ladies lost to a powerful Gents team 4/8. Although there was heavy rain at the start it cleared up and we had no excuse except there was no run on the course and the men were always on the greens ahead of us !!!
We should have insisted they play off WHITE TEES.
The match was followed by lunch, speeches and some amusing anecdotes from the floor.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Greenlees Result against Cochrane Castle

Another close away match and fortunately that tail keeps wagging.
Cochrane Castle fielded current county team members (who helped RLCGA reach the finals at Inchmarlo in September) and this made tough matches for the girls out first but they competed well. The girls towards the back of the team earned our points and managed to get in before the downpour.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Natasha Qayum --- Final Results fron the Scottish Under 21 Championship

Natasha Qayum played in the Scottish Under 21 Championships at Powfoot the week. To read all the final scores Click Here

Ladies Stableford

Played 27 July 2008 40 Entries
SSS 73 CSS 72
Silver Winner Anne Judge (7) 39 pts (bih)
Runner Up Nancy MacGadie (11) 39 pts
Bronze Winner Linda MacDougall (36) 44 pts
Runner Up Alison Murray (26) 41 pts

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Fiona wins the Machrihanish Open

Fiona Roger played in the Machrihanish Open last week and WON 1st handicap!! Weather conditions similar to Birkdale - partly sunny, very windy and not too warm!
Scratch wasn't too bad either! She came in 4th behind a 5 and 6 handicapper,
Well done Fiona

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Doreen and Nancy are Winners

Doreen and Nancy - Click to enlarge Largs Golf Club held their Invitation Day today and Doreen McConnell and sister Nancy MacGadie were runners up in the foursomes strokeplay competition.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Wedding Bells Ring for the Robertson Family

Colin Robertson Wedding -- Click to enlarge
The Ladies Section congratulate Colin Robertson who married Rachel Cutler at St Paul's Church, Hooton, Chester on Friday 11th July , 2008. A wonderful day was had by all

Click on the photo above to see an enlargement

Thanks go to Jean Irvine for the Photograph and news

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Natasha qualifies for the Scottish Under 18 Girls Championship

Natasha Qayum has been playing in the Scottish Under 18 Girls Championship at Alyth Golf Club and qualified for the Match play stages. To read the full strokeplay results go to The West of Scotland Website
She played Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) in the 1st round of the matchplay and lost.
To see the full results for the Matchplay stages Click Here

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Ladies July Medal

Played 16/7/08 27 Entries, SSS 73, CSS 74
Silver Winner: Eunice Muir (20) 70 bih
Runner - Up: Shona Gray (18) 70
Bronze Winner: Georgina Halfnight (36) 72
Runner - Up: Vicky Rennie (32) 77
Scratch Winner: Sarah Eckford 84

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The Greenlees tail end of team wags

Ranfurly Castle played Prestwick St Nicholas at home in their Greenlees match today. Our top 3 in today's team were all beaten (but not badly) by Prestwick's top 3 who are all Ayrshire County Team Players. However, our tail end of the team all did well and Ranfurly Castle won 5 - 4.
Well done to Helen Craig who played in her first Greenlees Match and managed to win her tie which allowed Ranfurly Castle to win the match

Monday, July 14, 2008

Margaret Gray does well at Pitlochry

Congratulations go to Margaret Gray who was playing in the Highland Open at Pitlochry last week and got second prize in the Silver Division in the game on Friday

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Summer Meeting

Played 9th July 2008, SSS 73, CSS 72, 32 Entrants.
One Class
Winner: Anne Robinson (10) 69
Runner Up: Helen Crichton (26) 72 (bih)

Monday, July 07, 2008

Alternatives for the siting of a New Clubhouse

As is in the Newsletter Section posted on the main website --- the proposal is to consider possible alternatives for the siting of a New Clubhouse and the possible alternatives to course layout should the existing Clubhouse, 1st and 18th be redeveloped for housing. The objective was not to arrive at a fixed proposal but to demonstrate that potential exists to create a course of the same or better standard than our existing course. We also are aware of some failures in the location of the existing Clubhouse and some of the failings within the course and its layout. The final proposals will require to be made in conjunction with the selected developer and a professional Golf Course architect.
To achieve this we have identified three areas of ground owned by the club outside the existing course boundaries. The areas identified are the existing Clevans Course plus two areas currently tenanted north of the 6th and 7th holes and andarea west of 8th Green and behind 9th tee as shown on Figure 1 below. We appreciate that the tenancy agreement requires to be resolved and have presented some solutions which do not require occupation of this ground.
To read the full proposal document CLICK HERE

Ranfurly Castle Pro Exhibition Match Reminder-- Jason McCreadie is a winner

Congratulations go to Jason McCreadie who won the biggest golf prize of his career when he became Gleneagles Scottish PGA champion over the PGA Centenary course yesterday. Jason played with Scott Henderson, Tom Eckford and Ian Coulquhoun in the Ranfurly Castle Course Centenary Pro Exhibition Match in 2005. To remind you of the day and see some photos taken then CLICK HERE

Saturday, July 05, 2008

The Ladies Section congratulate the Junior Newton Shield Team

The Ladies section congratulate our Junior Newton Shield squad for a comprehensive victory over Ralston in their final match which enabled them to pip Ralston for top spot in their league for the second year running. The final of the Junior Newton Shield is at Erskine Golf Club on the evening of Friday 11th July. Junior Convenor Mike McCabe, team manager Karen Binning and all the squad would be very appreciative if you were able to come along to Erskine on Friday 11th July and support the team in their endeavour to go one step further than last year.

Renfrewshire County are holding a Bridge Drive

Renfrewshire County are organising a Bridge Evening at Eastwood Golf Club on Wednesday 10th September to help raise funds for the Renfrewshire Team who are representing the West of Scotland at the Scottish County Finals at Inchmarlo Golf Resort, Banchory, from 19th to 21st September, 2008. To read all about it and if you would like to book a table then go to the Renfrewhire Website

Friday, July 04, 2008

Margaret and Carol are 4th at Old Ranfurly's Open Greensomes Competition

Margaret Parrott and Carol Fell -- Click to enlarge
Margaret Parrott and Carol Fell were 4th in the torrential rain yesterday at Old Ranfurly's Open Greensomes Competition. For their efforts they both won £25 Marks and Spencer Vouchers each plus a bottle of wine each. Margaret was the star performer on the day and altho' both players were soaked both enjoyed their day.
To read all about it and see the winners go to the West Of Scotland Website

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Natasha has the best Scratch Score in the Renfrewhire County Medal at Cowglen

Congratulations go the Natasha Qayum who had the the best scratch score in the Renfrewshire County Medal played over Cowglen today. To read the full report go to the Renfrewshire Website

Monday, June 30, 2008

Carol loses in the Douglas Park Championship Final

Lynda Smith and Carol Fell - Click to enlarge Carol Fell played in the Championship Final at Douglas Park yesterday. Unfortunately her "short game" was extremely poor in the windy conditions and although 4 down with 4 to play managed to take the game to the 18th green by sinking some ridiculous long putts --- a bit late in the day. The winner - Lynda Smith is pictured above with Carol at the prizegiving (Click to enlarge)

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Fiona and Carol win the Douglas Park Open Greensomes

Carol Fell and Fiona Roger won the silver handicap section of the Douglas Park Open Greensomes yesterday in the pouring rain. To see all the results go to the West of Scotland Website

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Hilton Park 5 Ranfurly Castle 6 -- Greenlees Match

The Greenlees match today against Hilton Park resulted in 4 - 5 points loss. All the games were closely contested and we were unlucky to lose two of them on the 18th green.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Past Lady Captains' Day

Today's Past lady Captains' trophy was played in windy but dry conditions. 18 ladies played and a further 11 ladies joined them for lunch.
Rosemary Ogilvie won the trophy and Jane Biggart was runner-up. The two hidden holes prizes were won by Lilias Snodgrass and Nancy MacGadie.
An excellent day was had by all. Good to see 29 past captains together.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


Played 18/6/08 36 entries , SSS 73, CSS 73
Silver Winner: Marion Munro 40 pts bih (12)
Runner Up: Mary Hardie 40 pts (20)
Bronze Winner: Moira Wilson 39 pts bih (22)
Runner Up: Helen Dunn 39 pts (29)

Monday, June 16, 2008


Played Monday 16th June 2008:
1st: Anne Robinson, Marjorie Mitchell, Elizabeth Jessop -60 strokes
2nd: Moyra Gordon, Jean Murray, Jane Dickie- 61 strokes (better last 3 holes)

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Centenary Trophy - Anne Judge is the Winner

Played 11th June 2008, 40 entries, SSS 73, CSS 73
One Class :
Winner: Anne Judge 68 (8)
Runner Up: Rosemary Ogilvie 70 bih (18)

West Vets v Midland's Vets Match played at Ranfurly Castle

Carol Fell and Fiona Roger represented the West Vets in their annual match against Midlands yesterday. The match was played over Ranfurly Castle. Unfortunately Pat Walker's (West Vets Captain) team lost 4 - 3.
Fiona was a winner , Carol lost --- Perhaps if Carol had putted better they may a sneaked a win !!. However, the weather was ok and all enjoyed their day
To read the full report and see some photographs then go to the West Vets Website

Natasha playes in the SLGA inter divisional tournament at Ballumbie Castle

Congratulations go to Natasha Qayum who was representing the West of Scotland in the SLGA inter-divisional girls' tournament title at Ballumbie Castle on Sunday 8th June 2008.
The East of Scotland were the winners ---
Natasha played 3 games and won 2
To read the full reports go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

Sunday, June 08, 2008

June Medal

Played 4/6/08 and 8/6/08
41 entries,SSS 73, CSS 73
Silver:Sally Smyth 73 (12)bih, Lilias Snodgrass 73 (20)
Bronze: Helen Abram 71 (25), Helen Dunn 72 (31)
Scratch: Lesley Robertson 78


Play by 18/7

Helen Abram(Leading Qualifier) v Morag Thomson
Mary Hardie v Jane Biggart
Sheila Biggart v Mary Irving
Agnes Williamson v Susan Reid

Semi finals to be played by 15/8 and the Final by the 5th September.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Ranfurly Castle win against Douglas Park

Well done to the Greenlees team they won against Douglas Park 6 1/2 to 2 1/2 today
Want to see the up to date results go to West of Scotland Website

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

LGU Strokeplay

Played 28th May 8 entries
SSS 73 CSS 72
Silver Winner Shona Gray 71 (19), R/Up Sheila Gray 74 (18)
Bronze Winner Mary Hardie 73 (21), Helen Abram 74 (25)
Scratch Winner Natasha Qayum 90

Medal Finals

Played 28th May 8 entries
SSS 73 CSS 72
Silver Winner Sheila Gray 74 (18), R/Up Natasha Qayum 81 (8)
Bronze Winner Shona Gray 71 (19), R/Up Helen Abram 74 (25)

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Ranfurly Castle win their first 2008 Greenlees Match

Ranfurly Castle played their first Greenlees match of the season today in very testing windy conditions at Troon.
Result: Troon 4 Ranfurly Castle 5

Monday, May 26, 2008

!5th Tee survey

The recent survey on the current 15th tee .
41 Ladies voted for the present tee (forward) 17 ladies were against the change
58 ladies registered their views. 15 silver players were for the forward tee / 12 Against.
We think that is conclusive.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Doreen wins at the Largs Mixed Foursomes

Doreen McConnell and Fraser Innes - Click to enlarge

Congratulations go to Doreen McConnell who won the 1st handicap prize in the Open Mixed Foursomes (The Anne Kerr Trophy) with Fraser Innes today.
Doreen and Fraser both won a Glenmuir sweater and polo shirt each.
Fraser who used to work in the bar at Ranfurly Castle a few years ago, is now married, lives in Largs and plays off 5 at Largs Golf Club.
Click on the photo above and see an enlargement.

Extra Stableford

Played 25/5/08 2 entries CSS 73
Winner Helen Craig 35 pts (16)
R/Up Lesley Robertson 31 pts (2)

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Dorrie Hunter Strokeplay

Played 23/5/08, 6 entries, SSS 73, CSS 73
One Class
Winner Shona Gray (19) 74
R/Up Mary Craig (10) 75

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Mary and Sheila are Winners Again

The Inter County Foursomes Finals took place at East Kilbride Golf Club yesterday. Mary Hardie and Sheila Gray -- Click to enlarge Ranfurly Castle's Mary Hardie and Sheila Gray (pictured above) won the Handicap Award with a net 68.5
To read the full report and results go to West of Scotland Website


Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Ladies Vets and Gillies Trophy

36 entries 21/5/08 SSS 73, CSS 72
Vets Winner: Helen Crichton 39 pts (26) R/Up Gillian Drury 38 pts bih (27)
Gillies Trophy Winner: Helen Crichton 39 pts (26)R/Up Margaret MacDonald 38 pts (31)

Natasha does well in the County Spring Meeting

Congratulations to Natasha Qayum who was the runner up in the Renfrewshire Spring Meeting over Gleddoch yesterday with an 81 net 72. To read the full report go to Renfrewshire County Website

Monday, May 19, 2008

Friendly Foursomes

36 Ladies played in the friendly foursomes today and we were pleased to welcome some new faces.
Helen Abram and Sheila McCusker won first prize and Mary Hardie and Lorna Hood were runners up.
Prizes were kindly donated by June Giles and Susan Reid and £72 was raised for the RNLI.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Natasha in West of Scotland Girls Team

Natasha Qayum has been selected to represent the West of Scotland Girls at the S.L.G.A Inter Division Matches at Ballumbie Castle Golf Club on Sat and Sun the 7th and 8th of June

The event consists of teams of six girls from North, South, East and West Divisions the format for the weekend will be a round robin format each Division will play each other and the matches will consist of 3 foursomes

The other girls representing the West Division are :-

Zoe Differ (Dullatur)
Lauren Meldrum (Dullatur)
Nicola Ferguson (Clober)
Hannah Gaunt (Kilmarnock Barassie)
Linzi Allan (Kilbirnie Place),

Friday, May 16, 2008

MacMillan Cancer Relief

Played 16th May 2008, 28 entries , SSS 73, CSS 72,
Scratch Winner: Natasha Qayum 77
Silver Winner: Natasha Qayum (9) 68, R/Up Mary Craig (11) 72
Bronze Winner: Agnes Williamson (22) 69, R/Up Sheila Biggart (22) 72

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Spring Meeting

Played 14/5/08 55 Entries, SSS 73, CSS 73
Scratch Winner Allison Mitchell 84
Silver Winner Shona Gray (19) 73, R/Up Fiona Roger (13) 74 bih
Bronze Winner Eileen Walker (36) 68, R/Up Elizabeth Jessop (31) 70

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Submit your Away Score On Line

As a trial run you can submit your AWAY SCORE by clicking on the link on the RHS of this Website. The results will go to our Handicap Secretary Vivien Howe. She would like you to also submit your scores in the book in the locker room as well with a wee note against it saying you have submitted your score to the website.
Any problems or comments please email Vivien

Thursday, May 08, 2008

May Medal

Dates Played 4th and 7th May 2008
SSS 73 CSS 73 50 entries
Scratch Winner: Lesley Robertson 77
Silver Winner: Marion Munro 72 (12)
Runner Up: Evy MacGregor 75 (12) bih
Bronze Winner: Helen Abram 72 (26)
Runner Up: Sheila Biggart 74 (22)

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Natasha is runner up in the West of Scotland Girls Medal at Kilmacolm

Natasha Qayam was runner up in the West of Scotland Girls Medal held at Kilmacolm today.
To read all the details click on the following link West of Scotland Website

Saturday, May 03, 2008

McLachlan Cup Result

18 couples played on Friday 2nd May 2008
Winners: Sarah Eckford and Laura Cawte 38pts (bih)
Runners up: Margaret Parrott and Helen Dunn 38pts

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Captain Mary and Sheila Gray win the Renfrewshire County Foursomes Qualifier over Ranfurly Castle

Mary Hardie and Sheila Gray - Click to enlarge
The RLCGA Inter County Foursomes Qualifier was played to-day over Ranfurly Castle. 37 couples braved the elements in what can only be described very WET -
Donna Jackson (2) and Liz Stewart (5) Cochrane Castle had the best gross with an 85.
Home Players: - Captain -Mary Hardie (21) and Sheila Gray (18) ---(Pictured left) playing off 19.5 had the best net of the day with 74.5.
To see the full list of results CLICK HERE

Friday, April 25, 2008

Coronation Foursomes Results

11 couples played this morning and 2 couples in the rain in the afternoon.
Marion Munro and Sheila Biggart won with 40 pts and Jean Irvine and Jennifer Cairns were 2nd with 37pts.
Marion and Sheila go on to play at Lanark on 14th August.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Natasha Qayum wins West Girls Medal Finals

Congratuations go to Natasha Qayum who won the Medal Finals at the West of Scotland Girls April Medal at Troon Portland on Saturday.
To see the full list of results go to The West of Scotland Ladies Golf Website

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Fiona Roger is the new West of Scotland Greenlees Secretary

Next week sees the start of the 2008 Greenlees matches when Kilmarnock Barassie have a home game against Prestwick St Nicholas in the first of the Division 1 matches that the Ranfurly Castle team are in.
Ranfurly Castle's Fiona Roger
has taken over the running of the Greenlees League --- all 3 divisions from Willeen McCallum (Whitecraigs)
In previous seasons you saw a link on the Renfrewshire Website for the Divisional Totals. However,from now on the main links will be found on the The West of Scotland Ladies Golf News website
In addition to the results you will also find a link to the match dates for all 3 Divisions, a full list of results as they are played and also the full divisional totals.

Carol Fell reaches the quarter finals of the Renfrewshire County Championships

An exhausted Carol Fell after 2 rounds of golf in one day - click to enlarge
The Renfrewshire County Championship was played at Bonnyton Golf Club last week. Carol Fell managed to qualify for the matchplay stages as did Fiona Roger who was unable to take part in the matchplay rounds.
Carol surprisingly won 2/1 against County Team player Carol Whyte (Windyhill) in the 1st round and then was beaten in the afternoon by 10 times past RLCGA champion Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle) 2/1 in the quarter final.
The final was between the Briggs sisters Megan and Eilidh (Kilmacolm). Older sister Megan was the Winner
To read all the reports go to Renfrewshire Website

To see the complete results of all the Championship matchplay rounds CLICK HERE

Click on photo above to see an enlargement

As you can see from the picture above Carol does not do 36 holes in a day !!!!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

April Medal Result

Played 16th April 2008 37 entries, SSS 73, CSS 74,
Scratch: S Eckford 85
Silver: S Gray 73 (19), M Munro 74 (12)
Bronze: E McDermid 72 (25), M Cunningham 75 (26) (bih)

Monday, April 14, 2008

Winter Greensomes Final

The Greensomes final was played yesterday on a lovely afternoon. Well done to Eunice Muir and Shona Gray who beat Mary Hardie and Helen Abram on the 18th in a close but friendly match

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Marie Curie Stableford

Played 9/4/08 30 entries SSS 73, CSS 73
Silver M Parrott (20) 36 pts (bih), M Munro (12) 36 pts
Bronze S Biggart (22) 37 pts, V Rennie (32) 36 pts (bih)

Monday, April 07, 2008

Ranfurly Castle Ladies Success at Islay Open

Shona Gray and Sarah Eckford with Lady Captain, Dianne Brown---- Click to enlarge
Dr Shona Gray won the handicap prize in the Islay Ladies Open over the Machrie course on Saturday 5th April 2008. She scored an excellent 75 in very blustery conditions.
Sarah Eckford won the Scratch Prize.
Mary Craig
and Anne Robinson also won prizes.

Click on the picture above to see an enlargement of Sarah and Shona with the Lady Captain, Dianne Brown who presented the prizes.

Well done girls!

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Captain Mary and Sheila Gray win the Renfrewshire County Winter Foursomes

Sheila Gray amd Mary Hardie - Click to enlarge
Congratulations go to Captain Mary Hardie and Sheila Gray who won the Renfrewshire County Winter Foursomes Final today in excellent weather conditions at Whitecraigs Golf Course.
Despite the recent heavy rain the course was in remarkable condition.
Last years winners, Roisin Black and June Lockhart of Gleddoch, tried hard to defend the trophy but the The Ranfurly Castle pairing took advantage of their 8 strokes to be two up at the turn.
Roisin and June fought back to be all square after the 17th hole. Going down the 18th Sheila and Mary played steadily to clinch the game.

Mary and Sheila reminded the Gleddoch ladies that they had met in the first round of the Winter Foursomes last year when Roisin and June had beaten them on the 17th green.
They look forward to doing battle once again in the final of the 2008/9 Winter Foursomes Final!
Congratulations to Sheila and Mary. -- Well done and many congratulations from all at Ranfurly Castle

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Ladies Social Evening

We had a very enjoyable evening last night. Marilyn and her assistant Sylvia braved the awful weather and arrived with a most interesting stock of flowers and greenery. Marilyn created six wonderful arrangements while amusing us all with anecdotes of her life as florist at Lomond Castle Golf club. The arrangements were raffled in aid of The Maggie Centers and Vickie Rennie, Rosemary Reedie, Morag Cunningham, Lois Brown, Liz Bowie and Margaret Parrott were the lucky winners.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

March Medal

19/3/2008 9 entries SSS 73 CSS 73
Scratch Winner Carol Fell 90
Silver Winner Carol Fell (10) 80
Bronze Winner Mary Irving (21) 75
R/UP Linda MacDougall (36) 75

Monday, March 03, 2008

Mail on Sunday

Ranfurly Castle Ladies played Kilmarnock Barassie Ladies in the Mail on Sunday Competition over the very blustery seaside links yesterday. We all tried our best but were unfortunately beaten 3 games to 2.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Bridge Evening

We held our annual bridge evening on Wednesday 13th February.
There were 17 tables and everyone seemed to enjoy the evening, especially 93 year old Walter McLeod who with his partner Gordon Davidson had a small slam in the first hand.
Vicky Martin won 1st prize Mary Irvine was 2nd and Sheona Barclay 3rd
Thank you to all the committee for a lovely supper.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

February - 15 Hole Stableford Competition

Silver: R Ogilvie (17) 27 pts, V Howe (17) 26 pts
Bronze: P Wilson (36) 25 pts, J Dickie (36) 20 pts
(Played Wednesday 6th February 2008)

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Handicap Seminar at Haggs Castle

Over 250 representatives (both Men and Women) from Golf Clubs in the West of Scotland attended seminars in the rules and regulations regarding maintaining and administering the new 2008 Unified Handicapping System for 2008.
The seminars were held at East Kilbride Golf Club in January and Haggs Castle Golf Club today and both venues had the comprehensive presentation of the new changes incorporated in the new manual.

Ranfurly Castle ladies Section Representatives that attended the Haggs Castle Meeting today were : Vivien Howe, Elizabeth Jessop and Agnes Williamson . The other Ranfurly Castle ladies there were Fiona Roger, Carol Fell (RLCGA) and Pamela MacKenzie (SLGA)

Thanks go to Lynne Terry (SLGA) and Kevin Weir (SGU) for their excellent presentation

Monday, February 04, 2008

Mary Hardie and Sheila Gray are thro' to the County Winter Foursomes Semi Finals

Congratulations go to Mary and Sheila who have progressed to the semi final stages of the Renfrewshire Ladies County Winter Foursomes. To read all about it go to The RLCGA Website

Sunday, February 03, 2008

2008 Greenlees Fixtures

Tuesday 27th May: Troon (Away) 12noon
Tuesday 3rd June: Douglas Park (Home) 12noon
Thursday 26th June: Hilton Park (Away) 12noon
Tuesday 15th July: Prestwick St Nicholas (Home) 12 noon
Tuesday 29th July: Cochrane Castle (Away) 1:00pm
Friday 8th August: Kilmacolm (Home) 12noon
Monday 18th August: Kilmarnock Barassie(Home)12noon
Friday 29th August: Cathkin Braes (Away) 1:00pm

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Handicap Seminar at Haggs Castle

The SLGA and SGU are running a series of regional handicapping seminars for all those involved at golf clubs in maintaining and administering handicaps. The seminars will include an overview of the CONGU UHS and a comprehensive presentation of the new changes incorporated in the new manual. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions. For a booking form click here

Sunday, January 20, 2008

SLGA AGM - Pamela has one more year in office

The SLGA AGM took place yesterday at the Quality Station Hotel Perth and Carol Fell and Fiona Roger represented Ranfurly Castle at the meeting
SLGA's Chairman Margaret McNaughton's informative annual report was followed by the Finance Director Lynne Terry's detailed accounts annual review.
Ethel Jack was elected as President for the second year and Renfrewshire's Wendy Cameron and Rosemary Dykes were both re elected as one of the 13 Vice Presidents.
RLCGA's Past Captain Beth Paterson (Eastwood) was elected on to the board by the SLGA to replace Margaret MacNaughton who retires by expiry of her term of office.
Past Ranfurly Castle Captain and Renfrewshire Ladies County Captain Pamela MacKenzie is the West Division Representative on the Executive Committee of the SLGA for the 4th year and will retire in January 2009
Various resolutions proposed by the Board of directors were duly proposed and approved by the ladies present representing affiliated clubs,counties and societies.
Mrs Pat Wilson was then elected to be the new Chairman of the SLGA.
Carol Fell asked the board in the "any competent business" section, if County Medals were the same as Open Days for the new Congu regulation. The answer was given as yes and she said that this was impossible to administer unless you used the Home Clubs handicap computer where the competition was being played at and not use the county laptop. The SLGA said they would look into the matter and Carol has sent a report to the SLGA as requested by the new Chairman Pat Wilson. This report includes an explanation of the problem and a couple of suggestions on how to solve the problem

Friday, January 18, 2008

Ladies AGM --- Mary Hardie is our new Captain

Helen Abram, Mary Hardie and Mary Craig -- Click to enlarge
A very successful AGM and prizegiving was held in the clubhouse on Thursday 17th January.
Mary Hardie was duly elected as our new Lady Captain. She welcomed Helen Abram as Vice Captain and Sheila Gray, Sheila Biggart and Eileen Walker as new committee members.
The AGM was followed by our usual prizegiving.
Carol Fell, our Ladies Champion, thanked the committee for all their work throughout the year.
Click here to see the Prize Winners List

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Natasha Quayam is selected for the RLCGA Training Squad

Congratulations go to Natasha Qayum who has been invited to the Renfrewshire Ladies County Golf Association Winter Training Squad. Click on the following link to see all the members of the squad
Full list of the RLCGA Training Squad

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

SLGA Annual General Meeting

The SLGA AGM will be held on Saturday 19 January 2008 at 11.00 a.m. in the ballroom of the Quality Station Hotel in Perth. All the papers for the meeting were posted to clubs and counties on Wednesday 19 December.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008