Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Christmas 9 Hole Stableford and Lunch

Captain Helen with Silver Winner Mary Craig

26 ladies played this morning in our annual festive competition over 9 holes.(1-3,13-18) The weather was mainly dry, the course wet under foot but no winter greens to be found!
A few players coped very well with the conditions returning good scores but everyone semed to enjoy the challenge.
After golf we were joined by 8 more ladies for mulled wine, a choice of soup, bacon roll or sandwiches followed by warm mince pies, tea or coffee.
Thanks to all the catering staff. The golf prizes were presented including one for good effort on the course and best outfit.

Results: 1st Silver: 17 points Mary Craig
2nd Silver: 15 points Carol Fell
1st Bronze: 16 points Karin Mckenzie
2nd Bronze: 12 points (better last 2 holes) Anne Nicoll
Prize for good effort: Margaret MacDonald
Prize for best outfit: Helen Crichton

Congratulations to all prize winners and everyone for taking part in such fine spirit. HAPPY CHRISTMAS.

To see some photos from today's event --- Click on the small thumbnail below
Christmas Stableford and Lunch

Monday, December 07, 2009

Mike Brown receives an Events of the 2009 Year Award at the Scottish Sports Personality

The Ladies Section congratulate Mike Brown on the Open Championship at Turnberry winning the Award for the best event in 2009

Saturday, December 05, 2009

News from the Pro -- December Issue is out

Tom has just sent out his new Newsletter To read all about it click on the following link
December 2009
November 2009

October 2009 --- Congrats go to John Ferguson on a New Course Record
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009

June 2009
May 2009
April 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Tom is a Tartan Tour Winner

The partnerships of Tom Eckford (Ranfurly Castle) and Gordon Stewart (Cawder), and Billy Marchbank (Crieff) and Alan White (Lanark) shared the honours in the first Tartan Tour Winter Series event at Irvine Bogside on Tuesday.

The leading pairings both fired five-under 66s in the fourball format to finish two strokes clear of East Lothian duo Paul Wardell and new European Senior Tour recruit Fraser Mann.

Many Congratulations Tom -- from all in the Ladies Section

Friday, November 20, 2009

New On Line Scottish Club Golfer Magazine

Latest Issue of Scottish Club Golfer is now available

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Thursday, November 05, 2009

Helen Crichton is a "Super Vet" !!!

Helen Crichton - Click to enlarge Helen Crichton - Super Vet -- Click to enlarge

The West Vets AGM was held today -- Wednesday 5th November 2009 at Cowglen Golf Club.
Pat Walker stepped down as Past Captain from the committee. Fiona Roger is the Vice Captain.
Helen Crichton, Anne Robinson, Fiona Roger and Carol Fell were all winners at the prizegiving.
To read all about it go to the West Vets Website and to see some photos Click Here

Carol is made an Honorary Member of Renfrewshire Ladies' County Golf Association

Megan Briggs and Carol Fell - Click to enlarge Megan Briggs (2009 Scottish Champion) and Carol Fell ( Outstanding Services to County Golf) - Click to enlarge

Carol Fell was absolutely "Gobsmacked " to be made an Honorary Member of Renfrewshire Ladies' County Golf Association at Wednesday's 100th AGM held at Haggs Castle Golf Club.
She was awarded the Honorary Membership alongside Megan Briggs who had won the Scottish Ladies Championship this year.

Jan MacNab has been appointed as the new Treasurer for Renfrewshire taking over from Audrey Sturgess (Club Captain of Haggs Castle) who had been in the post for the last 7 years

To read all about the AGM --- GO TO the Renfrewshire County Website

To see some videos and photos from the AGM ----- CLICK HERE

Friday, October 30, 2009

Winter Wine and Fashion Extravaganza

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Last night over 35 ladies gathered at the Castle for a fun Fashion Evening with Tom in charge of sale items in the dining room and Sarah in charge of her fledgling group of "Super Models" parading round the tables in new outfits from Glenmuir.

The items were then available for purchase or ordering. The ladies at Ranfurly Castle really will cut a dash in their new colour coordinated outfits. Thanks to Tom for a great display of items, Sarah for her enthusiastic organisation and the Boys in the Bar for their extra evening at work.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Greenlees Presentation Lunch

Fiona Roger, Carol Fell and Anne Robinson all attended the Greenlees presentation and lunch at Troon Portland today. Fiona who is the West of Scotland Secretary for the Greenlees made an excellent speech to the 50 ladies that attended the lunch

To read the full report go to the West of Scotland Website

Also to see a short video of the winners then CLICK HERE

Monday, October 26, 2009

Natasha loses in the Renfrewshire County Junior Championship

Natasha Qayum was beaten by the 2009 West of Scotland Girls Champion Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) on Sunday morning (25th October) at Kilmacolm Golf Club in the Semi Final of the Renfrewshire Junior County Championship.

She then caddied for Eilidh who won in the final at Old Ranfurly in the afternoon against Alyson McKechin (Elderslie).

To read the full report go to the Renfrewshire Ladies' County Golf Website

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Final Swing

Played 21/9/09 10 Entries
SSS 73 CSS 76 R/O
Silver Winner Marion Munro 79 (12)
Runner Up Anne Judge 80 (7)
Bronze Winner Marilyn Mirner 77 (32)
Runner Up Margaret Parrott 80 (21)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Fashion Night, 29TH October.

Come along for a glass of wine and a viewing of some golf gear from Sarah's collection as well as a few sale items at 7.30pm. The Club will be open for the evening and we look forward to some lively chat while watching the catwalk.
£1.00 entry to cover staff costs. Non golfing friends welcome too!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

5 Club Competition

27 ladies took part, the results are as follows:
1st Silver- Sheila Biggart(18) net 77 (BIH), Runner-Up Nancy MacGadie(11) net 77
1st Bronze-Evelyn McDermid(25) net 77, Runner-Up Margaret Parrott(21) net 79

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

October Medal

Played Wed 7 Oct 2009, 25 Entries CSS-76
Silver Winner: Pamela MacKenzie (13) 76 bih
Runner-Up: Anne Judge (7) 76
Bronze Winner: Marilynn Muirhead (24) 74
Runner-Up: Marilyn Mirner (32) 78
Scratch: Anne Judge 83

Saturday, October 03, 2009


Winners of the 2009 Greenlees Trophy are Milngavie on 44.5 pts with Cathkin Braes very close runners up on 44 pts.Congratulations to both teams.
Ranfurly Castle finished a very creditable middle of the Division 1 table.
Prestwick St. Nicholas & Hilton Park are relegated.

Final Division 1 Totals:
Milngavie 44.5 Winners
Cathkin Braes 44 Runner Up
Troon 41.5
Kilmarnock Barassie 40
Ranfurly Castle 38
Kilmacolm 32.5
West Kilbride 30.5
Hilton Park 26.5 Relegated
Prestwick St Nicholas 26.5 Relegated

A big thank you to our Greenlees Team for their efforts with good play and good spirits.
Anne Robinson - Team Captain

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Due to 2 non regulation sized holes this morning on the 6th and 12th the competition was non counting. These winter "greens" with large holes were due to unexpected course maintenance. The Greens Convenor has been contacted and sends his apologies and will try to ensure that the Greenstaff are aware of our next 3 competitions ensuring that this problem does not arise again.



Friday, September 25, 2009

Carol and Anne are West Vets Winners

Carol Fell and Anne Robinson do well in the West Vets Autumn Meeting at Erskine. To get all the results go to the West Vets Website

Well Done Sam from all the Ladies

The Ladies Section congratulate Ranfurly Castle’s Sam Binning who beat Scott Young of Turnhouse and Ewan Scott (St Andrews)after a dramatic play-off yesterday (Thursday) that earned him a place in the sun … an all-expenses-paid trip to Brazil next month to be precise.

The five players to top their categories in the Nick Faldo Series Scottish Final over 36 holes of the Renaissance Club course at Archerfield Links today gained automatic places in the Grand Final, to be held at Itanhanga Golf Club, Rio de Janeiro.
Sam forced a play-off with Adam Dunton (McDonald Ellon), the overnight leader in the boys’ Under-21 section with a second round of 74 for 153. Dunton had scores of 76 and 77 and Binning completed his joy with a winning birdie 2 at the short hole chosen to start the sudden-death shoot-out for a seat on the plane to Brazil.


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Pooh Putter-Vice-Captain's Team Win!

The Vice-Captain's Team earned their bar of chocolate today (kindly donated by the Lady Captain) with a very sociable win against the Lady Captain's team.
Our thanks to EVERYONE for taking part and hopefully you all had a few laughs on the way round!. We certainly did!
Finally my apologies to Margaret P/Marilyn and Anne Nicoll/Linda MacDougall for the confusion re your starting tee. Yes, I did not update the web and had you initially at the 13th, then concerns re parking took over and I moved you to the 1st but I did not update the web!. OOPS!
Hand duely slapped!, but excellent to know the website is being checked.

Scottish Vets AGM

Pat Moyra and Fiona - Click to enlarge Pat, Moyra and Fiona --- Watching the Scottish Vets Championship on the Sunday -- Click to enlarge

Ranfurly Castle's Carol Fell, Moyra Gordon and Pat Walker attended the Scottish Vets AGM at Blairgowrie on Monday 21st September after playing in the Strokeplay competition over the Rosemount Golf Course on that day. They then played in the Greensomes over the Lansdowne Course yesterday.

The Scottish Vets Championship is also played at this venue and Fiona Roger (West Vets Vice Captain) pictured above with Pat and Moyra was there on the Sunday to watch the Quarter Final matches --- Lorna Bennett is the new 2009 Champion

Carol partnered West Vets Captain Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) in the Greensomes and had the 2nd best scratch and net scores of the day.
To read the full reports go to the West Vets Website

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Extra Stableford Sunday 20 September 2009

6 entries , SSS 73, CSS 73
Winner Sheila Biggart (19) 39points
Runner up Agnes Williamson (20) 35 points

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Autumn Meeting for the Mitchell Trophy

Played Wed 16 Sep 2009, on a lovely day!
37 Entries, CSS-73

Trophy Winner - Evy MacGregor (13) 71
Runner-up - Sheila Gray (17) 72 bih
Scratch - Nancy MacGadie 83

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Re-arranged Pooh Putter 23 September 2009

Captain's Team versus Vice-Captain's Team.
Match Play, greensomes, full stroke difference. Whilst every effort is made to calculate the combined greensomes handicaps accurately for all the pairings, PLEASE CHECK before starting your game. As you know handicaps are always the PLAYER'S responsibility.

1st TEE


Last updated 21 September 17.40

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Charity Best ball (yellow) Stableford 9 September 2009

At long last a nice sunny day!
27 ladies took part in teams of 3, starting at the 1st, 13th and 16th tees.
9 yellow balls were "counted out", 6 counted in.......the 3 missing must have a story to tell.....??
A big thank you to Anne Nicoll and Laura Cawte for donating the prizes presented to our winners who were:
1st/Vivien Howe, Evelyn McDermid and Julie Murray
2nd/Jan MacNab/Morag Thomson and 8pointer(at 1 hole) Vicky Rennie.!!
Great to see so many taking part. Thank you Ladies..

Sunday, September 06, 2009

September Medal

Played 2nd & 6th September 2009
19 Entries
Wed CSS 73, Sun CSS 76 R/O
Silver Winner Agnes Williamson 75 (bih) (20)
Runner Up Sheila Gray 75 (17)
Bronze Winner Vicky Rennie 77 (31)
Runner Up Anne Nicoll 78 (bih) (22)
Scratch Winner Lesley Robertson 79 (3)

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Check your Golf Bag..and more!

Ladies, on checking the lockers in the Ladies Locker room prior to the very successful Ladies Open Day held in August it was discoverd that several of the keys were missing.
So could everyone check their golf bag's please , perhaps trouser pockets also?. Should you have one, please leave in an envelope in the Locker room marked for Marion Munro's attention.
Many thanks

Centenary Shotgun Success at Pollok Golf Club

Some of the Renfrewshire Players and Winners - Click to enlarge
Many Ranfurly Castle Ladies had a fantastic day at Pollok Golf Club at the County Centenary Shotgun Greensomes yesterday. To see some of the photos from the day go to the Renfrewshire Ladies' County Website

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

September Medal

The CSS for the round played Wed 2 Sep 2009 is 73.
The medal results will be posted after the Sunday round on 6 Sep.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Charity Yellow Ball Stableford-9 September 2009

First named Player is the Team Captain for the day, please contact your team and also please pick up cards, rules and yellow ball from Agnes in the Locker room before commencement of play. Entry is £2 per player.

1st tee 09.00am Mary Craig/Marion Reid/Seona Barclay
09.06am Margaret Parrot/Alison Robertson/Fiona Scott
09.12am Jan MacNab/Morag Thomson/Vicky Rennie
09.18am Evy MacGregor/Lilias Snodgrass/June Giles

13th tee 09.00am Mary Irving/Marjorie Mitchell/Meg MacDonald
09.06am Mary Hardie/Anne Nicol/Linda MacDougall
09.12am Jean Irvine/Helen Crichton/Pamela Wilson

16th tee. 09.06am Pamela MacKenzie/Mae Robertson/Elizabeth Jessop
09.12am Vivien Howe/Evelyn McDermid/Julie Murray

Reserve Agnes
tel 01505 874913
Last updated 8 September 7pm. Please review this page regularly for any changes.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Ladies Club Champion 2009-Natasha Qayum

Natash Qayum amd Marion Munro - click to enlarge Natasha and Marion - Click to enlarge

Congratulations to Natasha who won her 1st Club Championship, beating Marion Munro in today's Final.
Those who walked round with the girls would be reminded of the quality of play required at this level. The margin of error is slim, and when it happens, it can be cruel.
The weather turned nasty from the 9th onwards, with Natasha winning on the 14th.
And so with the brolleys up and heads down, we returned to the clubhouse, where tea was poured for some, and others? Well deserved glasses of wine! ( and maybe a coke)
Club Captain Douglas Martin presented Junior, Senior and Club Prizes and Lady Captain Helen Abram announced Natasha as our our new Club Champion!
Very well done Natasha and Marion and thanks to all the supporters.

To see some photos of the ladies final and prizegiving -- click on the following small picture
2009 Ranfurly Castle Ladies Championship

ALL THE CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS (Courtesy of David Cunningham)

Club Championship 2009

Club Championship : Leading Qualifier Mary Craig

1st Round
Semi Final
Final played on Sunday 30th August 2009
Anne Judge

Anne Judge

Natasha Qayum - Winner
Sheila Biggart
Natasha Qayum

Natasha Qayum.
Helen Craig
Marion Munro

Marion Munro

Marion Munro
Sally Smyth
Pamela MacKenzie

Mary Craig
Mary Craig

Bronze Championship : Leading Qualifier Karin MacKenzie

1st Round (Play by 17th July)
Semi Final by 14th August
Final played by 4th September 2009
Karin MacKenzie

Helen Crichton

Helen Crichton.
Helen Crichton
Helen Abram

Helen Abram
Moira Wilson
Marion Reid

Marion Reid

Mary Irving (Winner)
Anne Nicholl
Mary Irving

Mary Irving
Liz Houston

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


A very closely contested match was played today at Ranfurly in blustery conditions.
With the state of play standing at four games each the result of the final match still on the course was eagerly awaited.This proved to be a halved game resulting in a draw Ranfurly Castle 4.5 - Troon 4.5
Other clubs in Division 1 still have matches to play and when these are completed Ranfurly's final position will be determined.

To see all the the totals for each division so far click on the following link 2009 GREENLEES TOTALS

Click on the following link for some past results and pictures since 2003 ------ PAST GREENLEES TROPHY WINNERS

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Judge Quaich --- Friday 21st August

Junior Girls - Click to enlarge
This year's competition was narrowly won by the boys. 7 junior girls made up the team. It was decided that we would have 2 singles over 12 holes (due weather concerns) 1 single over 6 holes and two foursome matches also over 6 holes. As the weather deteriorated these games were cut to 4 holes.
However, it was great afterwards to see the lounge so busy with our juniors, enjoying the food and hearing the laughter that only busy tables of youngsters can produce.!
During the evening the Judge Quaich was presented to Ben Adamson who gave a short vote of thanks. Well done Ben!
My thanks to all who took part, the girls were Natasha and Alexandra Qayum, April Paterson, Jane McCabe, Beth Satterwaithe, Gwen Gillham and Karen Priestly and thanks to John Kerr for his help and support.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Qayum Sisters are both Champions

Congratulations go to Natasha who won the Crail Championship and Alexandra who won the Crail Bronze Championship on Sunday.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

August Medal

Played 12 & 16 August 2009 27 Entries
SSS 73 CSS 76 R/O (both days)

Silver Winner L Robertson 76 (3)
Runner Up P Roulston 80 (19)
Bronze Winner H Abram 76 (23)
Runner Up V Rennie 77 (32)
Scratch Winner L Robertson 79

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

August Medal

Due to the poor conditions (or bad play?!) the CSS today was 76 (R/O). The results will be posted on Sunday after the alternative medal.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Open Day Success -- £1350 raised for charity

The Greenock Winning Team The Winning Greenock Team -- L to R :Margaret Austin, Anne Terrey, Ranfurly Castle Captain Helen Abram and Linda McDougall -- click to enlarge (Thanks go Jean Irvine for the photograph)
Today we held our first Open Day in 14 years. Despite a wet start spirits were high and by midday the sun was shining and the course was looking wonderful with very fast greens. A magnificent sum of £1,350 was raised, to be divided between Cruise Bereavement Care Scotland and St Vincent's Hospice. Congratulations to the winning team who came from Greenock Golf Club. Many thanks have to go to the Open Day Committee consisting of Marion, Alison, Anne, Eunice, Jean and Sara for their splendid organisation of the event. Thanks also to other ladies who helped from the Ladies Committee and to Helen Crichton and Jean Irvine for the lovely flower arrangements.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Some Ranfurly Castle Ladies play at Troon Portland to celebrate 100 Years of County Golf

Pamela MacKenzie -- in Ayrshire Colours -- Love the socks -- click to enlarge Pamela and her wonderful socks -- click to enlarge

Sarah Eckford, Carol Fell, Anne Judge, Sally Smyth, Pamela MacKenzie and Fiona Roger all played in the County Centenary Celebration Greensomes Stableford run by Ayshire County over Troon Portland yesterday. A great day was had by all. To read all about it and see some photographs then go to the West of Scotland Website

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

August Stableford and Grans Trophy
Wednesday 5th August 2009, 35 entries, SSS 73, Css 73

Winner Sheila Biggart (19) 39 points
Runner up Susan Reid (21) 38 points

Grans Trophy
Winner Jennifer Cairns (31) 33 points (bih)

Tuesday, August 04, 2009


The Greenlees team played today at Kilmarnock Barassie in difficult conditions due to the strong wind and only managed to pick up 3 points. We lost 6 - 3
The team have one remaining match to play against Troon at home on Tuesday 25th August.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Children's Day 3 August

36 took part. The weather tried very hard to dampen the spirits of all in the vicinity of the 1st tee, however all who signed up to play appeared to enjoy the day, whether they were playing 18holes, 6 holes, 4holes or 1 winter green hole. And don't forget the putting!!.
Douglas Martin the Club Captain said a few words just before the prizes were presented by the Lady Captain Helen Abram.
A big thankyou to all the ladies who helped, namely Sheila Biggart, Fiona Scott, Lady Captain Helen Abram, Jan McNab, Karin Mckenzie, Eileen Walker and Mary Hardie, and ofcourse all the mums/dads and grans who marked cards.

Helen Crichton's 2nd cousin wins the Womens' British Open Championship

Catriona Matthew -- click to enlarge Catriona Matthew -- the 2009 Womens British Open Champion -- Click to enlarge

Helen Crichton's 2nd Cousin Catriona Matthew won the Womens British Open Championship over Royal Lytham St Annes yesterday. Catriona was the first Scot ever to ever win a Major Championship -- What a fantastic achievement


Yesterday the Halden Cup was won by the ladies when the Lady Captain's Team played against the Captain's Team. The result was 8.5 to 3.5. Thanks to all the ladies who took part.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


The Greenlees Team won 5 - 4 today at Ranfurly against a Cathkin Braes team containing many experienced match players. It was always going to be hard for the girls at the front of the team and they put up a good fight but it was the back of the team that brought in the points.
The match was sitting finely balanced at 4 - 4 and awaiting the result of Helen Craig's game. Helen got a big cheer from her Ranfurly team mates when it was heard that she had won her match on the 18th to make the result an overall victory for Ranfurly Castle.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Natasha does well at the Scottish Under 21 Girl's Strokeplay

Congratulations go To Natasha Qayum who did well the Scottish Under 21 Girl's Strokeplay over Nairn Dunbar this week.
She finished in the top 30 . To read the full report and the link to Natasha and her younger sister Alexandra who was also playing -- Go to the West of Scotland Website

Lesley Robertson has an another Hole in One

Congratulations go to Lesley Robertson who had a HOLE IN ONE at the the 5th Hole "Par 4" at Shiskine Golf Course in Arran on Wednesday. She was playing with her Mum and Dad -- Alison and Ian and Sally Smyth's husband Terry at the time. Unfortunately she did not see it go in the hole but Mary Hardie's husband Dave was the game ahead and saw the "eagle" shot being holed (A 3 wood was the club used !)
This was Lesley's third Hole in One-- Well done Lesley


The Greenlees Team had an excellent 8 - 1 home win against Hilton Park today.
This gets the team back on track after our loss to Milngavie and we look forward to our match against Cathkin Braes on Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Summer Meeting for the Walker Quaich

Played Wed 22 July 2009
10 Entries, CSS 72

Quaich Winner - Shona Gray (16) 72
Runner Up - Fiona Roger (14) 73
Scratch - Fiona Roger 87

Assistant Pro -- Andrew is a Winner

The Ladies Section would like to congratulate Ranfurly Castle Assistant Pro Andrew McIntyre on his terrific win at Shotts Golf Club last week .
To see the final scores on the day Click here


Re-arranged Summer Meeting 22 July

08.20am . Awaiting update from Billy re course condition. At 08.15am it was playable but ofcourse wet. His staff are currently out checking the greens.
Fiona Scott will be at pro shop on ballot duty, decision to follow once green situation is known.
08.50am Update
The rain is steady at the moment, however the greenkeeper states that the course is playable at and so the competition at this moment in time will go ahead.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Natasha qualifies for the Scottish Girls Matchplay

Congratulations go to Natasha Qayum who qualified for the matchplay stages of the Scottish Under 18 Championships played over Lanark on the 14th July. The qualification was strokeplay over 36 holes. To read all the results and the draw go to the Renfrewshire Website
The next day (15th July) In the 1st round of the Matchplay Natasha beat Alison Goodwin (Glenbervie) at 20th but infortunately lost in the afternoon's 2nd round to Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Ladies) by 2 and 1

Friday, July 10, 2009

Alexandra Qayum plays in the Scottish Uner 14's at Largs

Alexandra Qayum - click to enlarge
Alexandra Qayum, (the only girl representative from Renfrewshire),and Ranfurly Castle aged 12, was playing in the Under 14's at Largs today.

Alexandra (pictured right) has a handicap of 30 and has been attending Renfrewshire coaching at the Mearns Castle Golf Academy over the winter months. She did well today on a difficult Golf Course --- Well done from all at Ranfurly Castle

For all todays results go to the WEST OF SCOTLAND WEBSITE

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Jean Irvine does well at the July RLCGA Medal

Jean Irvine -- Click to enlarge Congratulations go to Jean Irvine who was just pipped at the post at the July Renfrewshire County Medal at East Renfrewshire Golf Club today. She had a terrific 88 net 67 to be beaten by the BIH for the award. To read all the results go to the Renfrewshire Ladies County Website

West Renfrewshire League 2009 Results

Maximum handicap 30
Match Secretary M.Gray Tel No 01505 704145

MATCHES : Tee Off Times 5.30 for 6.00pm

GLEDDOCH: Tuesday 19th May --- Ranfurly Castle 3.5 Gleddoch 2.5
ELDERSLIE: Tuesday 30th June - Ranfurly Castle 5.5 Elderslie 0.5

LOCHWINNOCH : Tuesday 12th May -- Lochwinnoch 3.5 Ranfurly Castle 2.5
FERENEZE: Monday 8th June --- Fereneze 5.5 Ranfurly Castle 0.5

Friendly Match: Gourock 1.5 Ranfurly Castle 4.5
Friendly Match: Greenock 4 Ranfurly Castle 2


This was shown to be the case by the 0 - 9 loss at Milngavie yesterday.
On paper the Milngavie team looked to be very strong and so it proved to be despite our best efforts.

Monday, July 06, 2009



Jean Irvine & Eileen Walker 41
Sheila Biggart & Helen Abram 40
Sarah Eckford & Laura Cawte 38
Pamela MacKenzie & Marjorie Mitchell 37
Nancy MacGadie & Linda MacDougall 35
Mary Hardie & Marilynn Muirhead 34
Moira Wilson & Mae Robertson 33
Sally Smyth & Carol Reid 31
Jane Biggart & Helen Crichton 30
Mary Irving & Marion Reid 28
Moyra Gordon & Vicky Rennie 28

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

July Medal

Combined July Medal
Played 28th June and 1st July 2009, 35 entries, SSS 73, CSS73
Silver winner: Eunice Muir (18) 73 (bih)
Runner up: Nancy MacGadie (11) 73 (bih)
Bronze winner: Morag Cunningham (25) 73
Runner up: Jean Irvine (21) 74
Scratch: Lesley Robertson 76

Sunday, June 28, 2009


The Greenlees Team played on Friday and lost 3 - 6 to Kilmacolm.
All the games were closley contested but not close enough for us to come out winners.
Our team were pleased to welcome back Natasha after her busy time at school and on the golf course with the Kennedy Salver and West Girls' Teams.
Our next match is at Milngavie on Monday 6th July.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Results of Veterans Competition

Played 24th June 2009, 34entries, Sss73, Css72
Winner Lilias Snodgrass (2o) 38points
Runner up Helen Abram (23) 37 points

Results of Gillies Trophy

Played 24th June 2009, 15entries
Winner Morag Thomson (21) 35points (bih)
Runner up Jennifer Cairns (31) 35points

Monday, June 22, 2009

Charity Stableford Tri-am 22 June 2009

Sorry Ladies, no photos (where is Jean when you need her!!!)
Prizes donated by Nan Blair and Linda MacDougall- thank you! All monies raised will be donated to Maggie's Centres
1st prize- Sheila Biggart, Linda MacDougall and Jane Dickie
2nd prize-Carol Reid, Vicky Rennie and Dorothy Sangster
A big thank you to all who took part, it was a very enjoyable morning!
PS, if you enjoyed this format, why dont you take part in the Texas Scramble on Saturday?

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Natasha and Alexandra play in the Kennedy Salver

Congratulations go to Natasha and Alexandra Qayum who both played in the Kennedy Salver Trophy representing Renfrewshire Juniors. The inter county match was played over Clober Golf Club. To read the full report go to the Renfrewshire County Website

June Stableford

Played Wed 17th June 2009
CSS -73, 3 Entries

Silver winner - Shona Gray (16) 37 pts
Bronze winner - Lee-Ann Haddow (36) 29 pts

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Past Lady Captains Draw

Stableford 16 holes (miss out 9&10)
Please collect cards and pay £16.50 for lunch before starting.
1st Tee 9.00am Margaret Parrott,Lilias Snodgrass, Pat Pennel
9.08am Moyra Gordon,Evy MacGregor,Isobel MacCallum
9.16am Pat Walker,Rosemary Reedie,Marjorie Mitchell

13th Tee 9.08am Pamela McKenzie, Heather Davidson, Rosemary Ogilvie
9.16am Nancy MacGadie, Sally Smyth, Dorothy Simpson

Reserve Mary Hardie call Mary Hardie 690513 if any problems
Putting 12.30 Lunch 1.30

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Centenary Trophy

Played 10th June 2009 , 41 entries
Css 73 SSS 73
Winner Marion Munro (12) 69
Runner up Helen Crichton (26) 71 bih

Friday, June 05, 2009

Greenlees Team do well at Prestwick St Nicholas

Moyra and Nancy - Click to enlarge
The Greenlees team played today at Prestwick St. Nicholas and had a very good 7 - 2 win.
Both teams enjoyed an excellent post match meal and finished the day with communal singing of 'Happy Birthday' for Moyra Withycombe ( Prestwick's secy) and a piece of her birthday cake

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

June Medal & Medal Final

Played Sun 31 May 2009 [CSS 76RO] and Wed 3 Jun 2009 [CSS 73]
45 Entries

Silver Winner: Helen Craig (14) 69
Runner-up: Sheila Biggart (20) 70 (BIH)
Bronze Winner: Karin MacKenzie (26) 70
Runner-up: Marion Reid (25) 73
Scratch: Lesley Robertson 79 (BIH)

Medal Final Winners -
Silver: Marion Munro (12) 74 (BIH)
Bronze: Karin MacKenzie (26) 70

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Helen is in the swing again !!

Congratulations go to Helen Crichton and Fiona Roger who were 1st and 2nd respectively in the Renfrewshire County Medal (H'Cap 13 and above) at Eastwood Golf Course yesterday. Helen had a great score in the heat of the day -- net 69 against a CSS of 72.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Friendly Result

Ranfurly Castle 5 Kilmacolm 1

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

In the Pink -- Ranfurly Castle win their first Greenlees Match

The Greenlees team got their Division 1 campaign underway today at home with their first match against West Kilbride in windy conditions with several heavy showers.
Both teams were 'in the pink' with very similar attire but Ranfurly Castle achieved an excellent win 7.5 - 1.5

Monday, May 25, 2009

Hospice Cup Stableford

Played 24/5/09 23 Entries, SSS 73, CSS 74
Winner Sheila Biggart 37 pts (bih) (20)
Runner Up Helen Craig 37 pts (14)

Doreen wins at Largs Open Mixed Foursomes

Doreen and Fraser - Click to enlarge
Congratulations go to Doreen McConnell who won the 1st Scratch prize in the Open Mixed Foursomes (The Anne Kerr Trophy) with Fraser Innes yesterday
Fraser who used to work in the bar at Ranfurly Castle a few years ago, is now married, lives in Largs and plays off 4 at Largs Golf Club.
Click on the photo above and see an enlargement.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Dorrie Hunter Strokeplay

Played Friday 22nd May 2009, CSS - 75, 31 entries

Winner: Sally Smyth (13) 73
Runner-Up: Vivien Howe (18) 75
Scratch: Anne Judge 83

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Spring Meeting for Captain's Prizes

Played Wed 20th May 2009, 50 Entries SSS 73, CSS - 75

Silver Winner: Sue Lyons (18) 72
Runner-Up: Fiona Roger (13) 75
Bronze Winner: Jean Irvine (21) 74
Runner-Up: Vicky Rennie (32) 75
Scratch: Anne Judge 83

Thanks to Helen for arranging such a lovely day, and with good weather too!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

May Medal

Played 13 /5/09 39 Entries, SSS 73, CSS 76 R/O
Silver Winner Helen Craig 75 (15)
R/Up Pam Roulston 77 (20)
Bronze Winner Alexandra Qyuam 69 (36)
R/Up Marjorie Mitchell 80 (25)
Scratch Winner Sarah Eckford 89

Friday, May 15, 2009

Helen gets the last qualifying slot to go to Crieff

Helen Abram, our ladies captain pipped Kay Gillies (Vale of Leven), who had a net 77 off 23 for the fourth and last qualifying place in the Bronze Division of the West Division of the LGU Area finals played over Ranfurly Castle yesterday.
The full list of qualifiers for Crieff is:
Silver Division - Christine Whitelaw (Largs) (9) (better inward half). Nichola Ferguson (Clober) (5) 78; Sheila Sergenson (Palacerigg) (11) (better inward half), Anna Boyd (Biggar) (14) 79.
Bronze Division - Kathleen Dauthieu (Prestwick St Nicholas) (25) 71; Margaret Bremner (Caldwell) (23) (better inward half), Joyce McGregor (Windyhill) (22) (better inward half), Helen Abram (Ranfurly Castle) (23) 77 (better inward half).

MacMillan Cancer Strokeplay

Played 15 May 2009 14 Entries
CSS 74 SSS 73
Winner Karin MacKenzie 70 (28)
R/Up Marilynn Muirhead 72 (25)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Ladies May Medal on Wednesday 15th May had CSS 76 Reduction Only.

Rosemary and Nancy are prizewinners at Pollok

Rosemary Reedie and Nancy MacGadie - Click to enlarge Rosemary and Nancy at Pollok Golf Club - Click to enlarge
Congratulations go to Nancy MacGadie and Rosemary Reedie who were 3rd in the Handicap section of the Inter County Foursomes finals played over Pollok Golf Course yesterday
To read the full report , see some photos and a video of the prizegiving go to the Renfrewshire Website

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Friendly Foursomes Draw-Monday 18 May 2009

Flag Competition-Play 9 holes, ie 1,2,3 + 13,14, 15,16,17, 18
First named player in each pair drives at the odd numbered holes.
1st named player please contact your partner. Cards to be collected from Agnes in the locker that morning. £1 entry also payable on the day

09.00am Helen Abram/Elizabeth Bowie -Julie Murray/June Giles
09.06am Meg McDonald/Beth Cullen- Vivien Howe/Pamela Wilson
09.12am Jennifer Cairns/Moira Moodie -Vicky Rennie/Vivienne Geddes
09.18am Karin Mckenzie/Kay Martin -Helen Crichton/Seona Barclay
09.24am Marion Reid/Lydia Sharp- Kathy Hall/Dorothy Sangster
09.30am Pat Walker/Linda MacDougall -Pamela Mckenzie/Louise Hide
09.36am Carol Reid/Georgina Halfnight- Sheila Biggart/Sheila Sangster
09.42am Maureen Bird/laura Cawte - Rosemary Reedie/Jane Dickie
09.48am Agnes Williamson/Sheila Hogan- Eileen Walker/Margaret Neil

Last updated 17.30/16 May, no reserves at this moment in time.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Helen Crichton loses in the West Vets Bronze Championship

In the West Vets Bronze Championship Semi Final played over Renfrew Golf Club today Helen Crichton unfortunately lost to Anne Donnelly from Whitecraigs. Morag Thomson withdrew in the other semi final due to illness. To read all the results go to the West Vets Website

Ranfurly Castle Open Day

The Open Day at Ranfurly Castle is advertised on the West of Scotland Website. It was originally put on on the 1st April 2009 and could be found under the link Open Days found on the RHS of the website. Since speaking to Marion Munroe and told that a few of you could not find it I have brought it up to today's date the 6th May. The advert can be brought to the top of the newspage at the beginning of June, July and August in the hope of attracting more entrants
Click on Home to read all the latest news reports

Monday, May 04, 2009

Message from Lois Brown

Our ‘Wee Art Show’ was an amazing success on 24th,25th,26th April, raising over £32,000 for Juvenile Diabetes research! What a success! Our sponsors, artists & supporters made all this possible. We are so grateful to all the RLCGA girls who painted for us & to all the girls who came to buy the lovely art. Our web site is staying open for some time as we are still receiving donations & we will have photos of the event soon!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Well done Sarah

Congratulations go to Sarah Eckford won the Ladies open at Barassie on Monday with 36 pts and dropped her handicap 0.6 to 8.9.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Winter Greensome Final

Congratulations to Marion Munro and Jean Irvine who won the Winter Greensome final today and commiserations to Shona Gray and Eunice Muir who were defending the title.

Extra Medal

Played 29/4/09 27 Entries
SSS 73 CSS 73
Silver Winner Sarah Eckford (9) 74 bih
Runner Up Helen Craig (15) 74
Bronze Winner Helen Abram (23) 75
Runner Up Anne Nicoll (24) 78
Scratch Winner Sarah Eckford 83

Monday, April 27, 2009

Ranfurly Castle Ladies Success at Islay Open

Congratulations to the 6 Ranfurly Castle Ladies who had success in the Islay Open on Saturday 25th April 2009.

Anne Robinson 1st Scratch
Sarah Eckford 2nd Scratch
Anne Judge 4th Scratch
Evy Macgregor 2nd Handicap

Shona Gray and Eunice Muir also won Handicap prizes.
Well done girls!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Peugeot LGU Coronation Foursomes 2009

19 couples played today in this Foursomes stableford competition. Congratulations to the winning pair with 38 points, Morag Thomson and Linda McDougall. In second place with 37 points, Sheila Gray and Helen Abram. A full list of scores will be entered in the results book. Morag and Linda will be eligible to compete in the area finals.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Friendly 9 holes Foursomes Monday 18 May 2009

A notice has already gone up in the locker room, please encourage as many members as possible to take part. We tee off from both the 1st and the 13th playing 9 holes with a pre-balloted partner between 9am and 9.45am. This is followed by lunch and presentation of prizes. All monies raised will go to charity.
So, if you are free on the 18th, and want a fun few holes early on in our golfing season , please pop your name on the notice.(remember the notice does get taken down approximately 10days before in order to do the draw)
Reserves very welcome.

Monday, April 20, 2009

2009 Greenlees Trophy

The Greenlees Matches start this week and to keep up to date with all the fixtures and results go to the West of Scotland Website
Our Fixtures:
May 26th: Ranfurly Castle v West Kilbride (H)
June 5th: Prestwick St Nicholas v Ranfurly Castle (A)
June 26th: Kilmacolm v Ranfurly Castle (A)
July 6th: Milngavie v Ranfurly Castle (A)
July 24th: Ranfurly Castle v Hilton Park (H)
July 29th: Ranfurly Castle v Cathkin Braes (H)
Aug 4th: Kilmarnock Barassie v Ranfurly Castle(A)
Aug 25th: Ranfurly Castle v Troon (H)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Natasha reaches the quarter finals of the Renfrewshire County Championship

Clare - Marie Carlton and Natasha Qayum -- Click to elarge Clare - Marie Carlton and Natasha

Natasha won her 1st round Renfrewshire County Championship tie against Whitecraigs Ladies Champion Linda Stevenson. She then played Clare - Marie Carlton (Fereneze) the 2003 County Champion and played well but was beaten.
To see all of todays results go to Renfrewshire County Website

April Junior Coaching 16 April Plus

Andrew our Assistant Professional gave instruction today to Alex, Beth, Gwen, Karen and April. A cold morning yes, and although the girl's hands looked frozen, they worked their way steadily through a large number of practice balls.
I plan to be at the club on the following Sunday evenings , 6.30pm for 6 holes: 19th April, 3rd May, 31st May and 14th June. Whilst this is aimed at the Juniors, any lady member able to come along will be made very welcome.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Renfrewshire County Championship

Natasha Qayum played in the Renfrewshire County Championship today at Whitecraigs Golf Club and has qualified for the matchplay stages which begin tomorrow

Marie Curie Stableford

Played Wed 15 April 2009
CSS - 75, 27 Entries

Silver Winner: Nancy MacGadie (11) 36pts
Runner-Up: Evy MacGregor (13) 34pts
Bronze Winner: Morag Cunningham (26) 39pts
Runner-Up: Alexandra Qayum (36) 30pts (bih)

Monday, April 13, 2009

Carol was on Radio Scotland !!

John Beattie and Carol Fell - Click to enlarge
Carol Fell was interviewed by John Beattie at the Wets Vets Spring Meeting at Sandyhills Golf Club. Along with Scottish Golf Development Manager Andy Salmon of the SGU they were asked questions about Centralised Handicapping, the Counties Centenary Year, Womens Golf and the Scottish Golf Awareness week which is on this week (13th - 20th April 2009).
The interview was on BBC Radio Scotland on the 11th April ---
Please let it be noted that I did not set up the Centralised Handicapping System --- I was only a part of a technical group looking at it. Andy Salmon of the SGU is the main person involved

Golf Club CentralAs part of the Golf Awareness Week campaign, the Scottish Golf Union has compiled a list of eighteen compelling reasons why you should join a golf club.

Go to the SGU Website to read more

Friday, April 10, 2009

Helen and Morag do well at the West Vets Spring Meeting

Helen Crichton - Click to enlarge
Congratulations go to Helen Crichton and Morag Thomson who were 1st and 2nd in the bronze division at the West Vets Spring Meeting at Sandyhills Golf Club yesterday
To read all about it go to the West Vets Website

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Easter Junior Coaching April 2009

Andrew is organising coaching on the 6th, 15th and 16th April(16th is proving the most popular with the girls) -- 08.45am till 12.30, covering the full swing with drills and demonstrations at the practice area at the 17th car park area. This will be followed by short game instruction at the short game area near to the car park at the 4th tee.
The cost of £20 includes instruction and a choc bar and juice.
Those taking part need to register in the clubhouse lounge and make their own way to the practice area.
Please encourage any junior member you may know or for that matter anyone with a youngster interested in the game of golf. Please contact Andrew via the Pro shop or Click Here to email him

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

April Medal -- There is one Star player today

Click on the daffodils to see who is a winner !!
This is not an April Fool's Day Joke --- the Medal was won with a net 65 !!!
Click on the daffodils above at the 16th and see who was the star of the day with a wonderful round in the first medal for 2009 ------ You will recognise her !!

She was out in 42 and then back in 34(3,5,4,3,2,5,4,4,4) --- Pretty good for very sandy greens !!


Played Sun 29 Mar 2009 [CSS 76 RO] and Wed 1 Apr 2009 [CSS 75], 34 Entries

Silver Winner: Mary Craig (11) 65
Runner Up: Anne Judge (7) 77
Bronze Winner: Agnes Williamson (21) 70
Runner Up: Karin MacKenzie (28) 77
Best Scratch: Mary Craig 76

The Wee Art Show

“The Wee Art Show” is an innovative art sale which will take place on 24-26th April 2009 at Wilson Davis Fine Art, Quarriers Village, Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire.
The show will be an exciting mix of anonymous postcard art from many talented professional and amateur artists and celebrities and contemporary art.
To read all about it go to The Wee Art Show Website

Also here is a Flyer that you can print out.

You will know & love many of the artists who have contributed.!! The website has all details & a lot of sample paintings that enlarge if you click on them.
We are selling tickets for the opening night for £10 each [with amazing prize for lucky ticket!]. They are going like hot cakes so let me know very soon if you want one.
Otherwise please come along during the weekend for a leisurely ‘browse & buy’!!

There is a New restaurant just opened 100 yards from gallery, serving coffees, brunches, pm tea, & Bistro dinners . Cail Briuch 01505 610956
Also, just beyond the restaurant, a lovely place for dog walking over Gryffe river, with history of Quarriers along the pathway! That’s the plug for Quarriers over!!

Thanks go to Lois Brown for all the details of the event

Ranfurly Castle win Junior Club of the Year Award

Ranfurly Castle were crowned the winners of the Junior Club of the Year Award announced at last Friday’s Scottish Golf Dinner in Glasgow after a tight title race with five other short listed clubs.

Launched last year the award is designed to reward clubs for their efforts in promoting junior golf and encouraging more juniors into the game. Alford Golf Club claimed the inaugural title setting a high benchmark for this year’s hopefuls.

Ranfurly Castle proved they were the cream of the crop from a starting field of 29 clubs from across Scotland, finally whittled down to a short list of six clubs. Representatives from Powfoot, Duns, Kirkintilloch, Palacerigg and Stranraer golf clubs were among the audience as the announcement was made at the dinner - held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel - and as runners-up received £300 to help continue their fantastic work developing their junior golf programmes.

The Renfrewshire club was rewarded with a cheque for £1,000 from the Scottish Golf Union and clubgolf, the national junior golf programme, to be invested in their junior programme. The winner’s prize also includes two spots in a European Tour pro-am, playing alongside a leading professional golfer.

The club’s pro-active approach was highlighted through their efforts to increase accessibility for juniors coming into the game. A £25,000 Lottery grant was invested in improvements to their 9 hole Clevans course, and as part of the project the club made that facility available to the local community, earning accolades from Renfrewshire District Council and local MSPs and MPs.

Renfrewshire remains the only authority in Scotland that is not rolling out the introductory game “firstclubgolf” in schools, however Ranfurly Castle has embraced the clubgolf programme by putting no fewer than 11 volunteers through the Stage 1 coaching course. That has allowed the club to open up golf coaching to non-members, and positions them well to link to local primary schools should they join up with the national junior golf programme in the future.

For existing junior club members it was recognised that there were insufficient competitions and, as part of an overall strategy of integrating them in the club to give juniors a greater sense of belonging, those with single figure handicaps were allowed to play in the vast majority of senior men’s competitions.

The reward for encouraging that increased competitiveness came when, after a 14 year absence, the club beat the previous year’s winners Greenock in the final of The Junior Newton Shield, the area team championship for the Renfrewshire Golf Union. Of a total of 31 junior boys selected for the Renfrewshire Golf Union coaching squads, six are from Ranfurly Castle, while it also provided five of the nine Renfrewshire junior golfers selected for the SGU Coaching Academy.

clubgolf Project Manager Torquil McInroy said, “Ranfurly Golf Club demonstrated real drive, as well as their ability and desire to promote golf to youngsters in their community.

“They are a great example to other clubs and this award is recognition of the hard work carried out by their volunteers. In establishing the infrastructure which will underpin their continued success in the years ahead, they worked as a team to show what can be achieved.”

McInroy who was on the judging panel added, “The response to the awards in its second year was again very encouraging and I would like to thank all of those who entered this year. Those who were short listed demonstrated just a sample of some of the great work which is being undertaken by clubs across the country. That work is vital for the health and future of the game and long may it continue.”

Ranfurly Castle’s Junior Convenor Michael McCabe and Club Captain Douglas Martin, who received the cheque for £1,000 to contribute to their junior programmes said after the presentation, “We are absolutely delighted to win this award which is great recognition of our activity here and will enable us to continue to deliver great coaching and improved facilities and boost participation numbers among juniors in the game.”

The Ladies Section congratulate Michael McCabe and their team on this marvellous award

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Ladies Social Evening

Denise and Helen - Click to enlarge Denise and Helen (Click to enlarge)

48 ladies attended our Social Evening yesterday including visitors from The Old Course, Ranfurly and Kilmacolm Golf Club. We were entertained by Denise Winton from The House of Colour with a lively and amusing talk entitled "Look Good, Feel Good, Play Better Golf" including a short demonstration of a colour consultation for our volunteer, Agnes Williamson. We had a raffle, with the star prize of a consultation with Denise being won by Fiona Malcolm.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Played 18/3/09 31 Entries
SSS 73 CSS 75
Silver Winner Jan Macnab 37 pts (15)
Runner Up Evy MacGregor 35 pts (13)
Bronze Winner Morag Ferguson 37 pts (31)
Runner Up Karin MacKenzie 31 pts (28) bih

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St Patrick's Day to all our readers

Click on Jean and Rosemary to see your card

Click on Jean and Rosemary to see your St Patrick's Day Card

Monday, March 09, 2009

Mary and Sheila lose in the final of the County Winter Foursomes

Mary Hardie and Sheila Gray lost at the 19th today in the Final of the Renfrewshire County Winter Foursomes at Cathcart Castle against Morag Turner and Beatrice Orr from Kilmacolm

To read the full report go to the Renfrewshire Website and to see some pictures click on the small picture below

The 2009 RLCGA Winter Foursomes Final

Sunday, March 08, 2009

SLGA Counties Centenary Lunch

Carol Fell, Pamela MacKenzie and Fiona Roger represented Renfrewshire Ladies County Golf Association at the SLGA County Centenary Lunch at the Salutation Hotel in Perth yesterday. To read the report and see some photographs of the event go to the Renfrewshire County Website

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Scottish Ladies Foursomes -- New format for 2009





Sunday, March 01, 2009

Ranfurly Castle well represented at the RLCGA Centenary Dinner

Nan Blair cuts the cake

Past County Champion and Internationalist Nan Blair (pictured above - click to enlarge) cut the Centenary Cake.

To see some pictures from the day go to The Renfrewshire County Website

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Mary and Sheila are in the RLCGA Centenary County Winter Foursomes Final

Mary Hardie and Sheila Gray-- last years RLCGA Winter Foursomes winners are through to this years Centenary final by beating Marion Stewart (Kilmacolm) and Mary Wylie (Elderslie) in the semi final .
It was an exceedingly close contest which went on to the 23rd hole at Kilmacolm !!!
They now meet Beatrice Orr and Morag Turner (Kilmacolm) who won against the 2007 Winter Foursomes winners from Gleddoch ---- Roisin Black and June Lockhart.
The final date and venue has still to be arranged
Well done to you both

15 hole February Stableford

Played 25 February 2009 26 Entries
Silver Winner Lilias Snodgrass (19) 24 pts
Runner Up Carol Fell (10) 23 pts (bih)
Bronze Winner Mary Irving (22) 29 pts
Runner Up Vicky Rennie (32) 25 pts

Sunday, February 22, 2009

SLGA New Foursomes Matchplay Event

Kirkwood Golf New club match-play foursomes event
added to SLGA calendar

The Scottish foursomes tournament has not been well supported over the last few years, and was cancelled last summer due to lack of entries.
Dr Lynne Terry (Cruden Bay), the SLGA treasurer, came up with a suggestion for an inter-club match-play foursomes handicap tournament which could be run over the summer with semi-finals and final on the same day as the Scottish stroke-play foursomes tournament (August 30 at Forfar Golf Club) with scratch and handicap prizes.
Each club can enter a team of two or three players to represent it during the season. The total combined handicaps of the team must not exceed 60. Any two of the team can represent the club in each round.
Each match will be played on the basis of full difference of half the combined handicaps (on the day) of the two players representing the club.
The SLGA will make the draw for each round. The rounds will be based on geographical locations of the clubs to minimise travel as far as possible.
The 18-hole stroke-play tournament on the finals day will prioritise the 16 lowest combined handicaps, along with additional entries from the clubs involved in the semi-finals and the clubs that entered the match play.
If the event is not fully subscribed then clubs who did not enter the match play can enter, and if it is over-subscribed then higher handicap teams will be eliminated first.
Entry forms went out to the clubs with last week's mailing from the SLGA.

The annual mailing to Ladies' Handicap Secretaries was sent to clubs on 18 February. Included are:

Entry form for the NEW Foursomes Match Play Competition - please note the closing date for entries is 9th March so enter your club now to avoid disappointment
Annual Handicap Pack - the list of qualifying competitions for 2009 may also be downloaded here
Information on the Central Database of Handicaps
Match & Handicap Convenor booklet
Order forms for the CONGU Manual and Pocket Concertina Guides on Rules, Etiquette and Handicaps

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Bridge Evening 4 February 2009

Bridge Cards59 people braved the weather forecast and made their way to the clubhouse last night for a very enjoyable evening, playing a form of Chicago with duplicate scoring. 15 tables were split between the two lounges. The Lady Captain Helen Abram presented small slam prizes to Gordon Davidson and Bill Harkness. 1st prize went to Gordon Davidson (Gordon kindly auctioned his prize and donated the money to our funds), 2nd prize Sue Murphy and 3rd prize Sheila Gray. Lucky chair prizes went to Mabel Smith and Lilias Snodgrass.
Thanks to Mary Hardie and Jan McNab who helped with the tea, and of course Nicola and her team behind the bar , the members of Bridge of Weir Bridge Club for the use of their tables, and those club members who allowed us to borrow their tables.
Finally a big thank you to those who took part, support which is always appreciated.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Pamela -- Is Queen of the Castle

Pamela Mackenzie -- Click to enlarge
The February Stableford was not played today but there was a very good turn out for the weekly bounce game. Pictured above is Pamela Mackenzie on the 2nd hole who was enjoying her morning's golf. She had been West Division Representative on the Executive Committee of the SLGA for 4 years and retired in January 2009. To read more of the SLGA AGM go to West of Scotland Website
With lovely sunshine we all had a good morning. Click on Pamela to see a larger photograph

Friday, January 16, 2009

The Ladies' Annual General Meeting Helen Abram is the New Captain

Agnes, Helen and Mary - Click to enlarge Agnes Williamson (Vice Captain), Helen Abram (Captain) and Mary Hardie (Past Captain)

62 ladies attended the 79th Ladies AGM and Prizegiving at the Clubhouse last night(Thursday 15th January 2009).
Helen Abram is the 2009 Captain and Agnes Williamson is her Vice Captain.
Linda MacDougall takes over as Secretary

The 2 news ladies onto the committee are Vicky Rennie and Jan McNab and retiring from office are Mary Craig (after 8 years ) and Elizabeth Jessop

Marion Munro has be elected onto the main Ranfurly Castle board replacing Eunice Muir
The meeting went well and was followed by the prizegiving, coffee and chat.
Club Champion Anne Judge gave the vote of thanks

To see a list of all the 2008 Prizewinners Click Here

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New Year

Your Webmaster Carol wishes everyone ar Ranfurly Castle a Happy New Year

Click Here to read your card.