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.