Monday, December 22, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
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
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To see the benefits for players and handicap administrators click here
Thursday, December 11, 2008
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
Greens 2008 News - A message from the Greens Committees
Friday, November 07, 2008
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
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
Friday, October 31, 2008
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
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
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
Friday, October 17, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
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
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
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
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
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
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
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Well done Sheila you are having a very successful year.
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
HOME: Played Tues 13th May : Ranfurly Castle 4 Lochwinnoch 2
Played Tues 27th May : Ranfurly Castle 3 Renfrew 3
AWAY: 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
Saturday, August 30, 2008
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
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
To read the full report go to the Renfrewshire Website
Sunday, August 24, 2008
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
Final played on Sunday
24th August 2008
Anne Judge (Winner)
Monday, August 18, 2008
To see all the points at this stage Click Here
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
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
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
Friday, August 08, 2008
Wednesday, August 06, 2008
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
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
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Scratch wasn't too bad either! She came in 4th behind a 5 and 6 handicapper,
Well done Fiona
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
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
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
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
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
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Monday, July 07, 2008
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
Saturday, July 05, 2008
Friday, July 04, 2008
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
Monday, June 30, 2008
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
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
Monday, June 16, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
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
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
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Result: Troon 4 Ranfurly Castle 5
Monday, May 26, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
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.
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
To read the full report and results go to West of Scotland Website
WELL DONE TO YOU BOTH
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
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
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
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Any problems or comments please email Vivien
Thursday, May 08, 2008
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
To read all the details click on the following link West of Scotland Website
Saturday, May 03, 2008
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
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
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
Sunday, April 20, 2008
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.
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
Monday, April 14, 2008
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Monday, April 07, 2008
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
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
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
Monday, March 03, 2008
Saturday, February 16, 2008
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
Wednesday, February 06, 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
Sunday, February 03, 2008
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
Sunday, January 20, 2008
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
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
Full list of the RLCGA Training Squad