Thursday, December 23, 2010


The Fell's Robin

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Let the Party begin !! -- From your Committee

Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab!

Merry Christmas to all our Readers

Just to let you know that this Ladies Section of the website has had 27,000 hits since this ladies "blog" was introduced.
I would personally like to thank all who have been able to put on the posts themselves --- very easy and has added to keeping us all up todate.
As a Glasgow member one of the best things from my point of view is when Captain Agnes has put on the website at 8am that the weather has closed the course and the competition is postponed --- Thankyou Agnes what a help that has been.
Competition Results are there to seen at the end of the day;
Away scores have been able to be submitted from your home computer;
Links to all outside achievements from members and much more.

I would like to wish everyone at Ranfurly Castle a very Merry Christmas and a good 2011 golfing year ----- CLICK HERE TO SEE YOUR CARD FROM YOUR WEBMASTER


Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Who is Santa ???

Guess Who -- Click to enlarge
Chuffed to bits with today...yes I should have cancelled, but I was sooooo pleased that so many ladies were able to make it to the golf club.(23)
Moira Wilson came second with a lovely festive jumper but we all have to bow to "Santa" alias Helen Abram.
After lunch a new version of "these are a few of my favourite things" was sung by everyone.
Our Glasgow girlies I know intended taking part-the weather just got in the way.
It is very frustrating.

Thursday, December 02, 2010


All the 1st rounds of the Winter Singles have been completed before the "Big Snowfall"
To see the Results ---- CLICK HERE
It is played over holes 1 -12. Play continues in the event of a tie.

2/3 handicap with a maximum of 1 stroke per hole if a winter green is in play.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Children's Christmas Party

The Annual Children's Christmas Party is on Saturday 4th December from 2 - 4pm.
The party is open  to any children -- relatives , friends, neighbours of  Ranfurly Castle Members.
Santa will be there plus a Children's Entertainer.
 Please do come along and support what will be a terrific event.
Please Contact Nicola at  01505 612609. 

Thursday, November 18, 2010

SGU / SLGA ROADSHOW - Ranfurly Castle well represented

Club Captain Blair Anderson, and Secretary John King plus Ladies Vice Captain Karin MacKenzie and Ladies Handicap Secretary Sheila Biggart represented Ranfurly Castle Golf Club at the SGU and the SLGA regional club education seminar yesterday at Haggs Castle Golf Club.
The team of Andy Salmon (Development Manager), Kevin Weir (Club Services Manager) and Kevin Fish (Club Development Officer) presented some of thr SGU and SLGA initiatives to club managers, secretaries, PGA professionals and committee members as part of both organisations’ commitment to supporting clubs.

The topics ranged from the Centralised Database of Handicaps (CDH), under development at present, golf tourism, membership marketing, legislation, employment and the impact of the Equality Act among others, while the issue of club governance and effective management structure has proved the most popular area of debate. A new interactive workshops has been introduced, themed ‘What can the SGU and SLGA do to help my club?’ which has provided both governing bodies with valuable insight.

The team was also joined by a clubgolf West of Scotland Regional Manager Craig Chalmers who updated the clubs on the progress of the national junior programme, which is now in place at 300 clubs and facilities across Scotland since its launch in 2003.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Ranfurly Castle EGM

At the Board Meeting held 15th November 2010 the Budget for 2011 was approved for submission to the AGM in January 2011. There will be EGM on 2nd December,19.30 (only full members can attend)--- Click Here for the updated Newsletter from the Main Ranfurly Castle Website to read the proposals

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Equality and Amalgamation Issues for the future from the SLGA and SGU

Equality Issues -- Some up to date News from the Glasgow Herald.
Read all about by --- by clicking on the following link -- West Kilbride Golf Club News (from the West of Scotland Website)
The move to bring the Scottish Golf Union (SGU) and Scottish Ladies' Golfing Association (SLGA) together as a single governing body has gathered momentum with a formal proposal being delivered to each organisation’s members.
The proposal with details of the roles of Board members and committees and a covering letter from the Amalgamation Group Chair, Donald Turner may be accessed by clicking on the links.

The SGU and SLGA have delivered a formal proposal to member clubs, Areas and Counties this week outlining plans for amalgamation as a single governing body from 1 October 2011. Click Here to read more

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Armistice Day -- 11th November 2010

'They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old,
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn,
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.'

Thanks go to Jean Irvine for the wonderful poppy and lily display (click on photo to enlarge)

Friday, November 05, 2010

Fiona Roger is the Captain of the West Vets

RLCGA Captain Trish Brown (daughter of Janet Gillies) and
Fiona Roger (the new West Vets Captain)

The AGM of the West Vets was held yesterday -Thursday 4th November- at Cowglen GC.
Fiona Rogers (Ranfurly Castle) was appointed Captain of the West Vets taking over from Helen Faulds (Douglas Park)
Fiona in turn annnounced Anna Telfer (Milngavie) as the new Vice Captain.
To read more go to the West Vets Website

Jean Irvine is the new RLCGA Secretary


Sally and Anne are presented with the 
Centenary Greensomes Trophy by RLCGA President Eileen Gibb
Congratulations go to Jean Irvine who was appointed the Renfrewshire Ladies' County Golf Association Secretary at Wednesday evening's AGM at Haggs Castle Golf Club. She is also joined by Susan Reid who was also appointed onto the Committee. Sally Smyth retires from the committee after 3 years service. Jan McNab continues in office as Treasurer 
Both Anne Judge and Sally were presented with the new Centenary Greensomes Trophy that they won in September at Elderslie
Ranfurly Castle was well represented at the AGM and an enjoyable evening was had by all.
To read the full report and see photographs go to the RLCGA WEBSITE

Thursday, November 04, 2010


The Scottish Golf monthly Club e-bulletin aims to keep clubs and their committee members up to date with information on our range of services and other activities which support SGU and SLGA affiliated clubs.

The Club e-bulletin is emailed directly to clubs, however their webpage will be updated on an ongoing basis with all e-bulletins that are distributed.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Carol Fell has a great day at Mar Hall Hotel Golf Course

Sheila Hartley, Claire Hargan and Carol Fell
SLGA Tournament Officer Claire Hargan won the "Leading Lady" guest first prize in yesterday's Scottish Golf Writers' and Guests' Championship which was reduced to nine holes when the early morning frost did not lift until 11am at the Mar Hall Hotel golf course, Bishopton near the Erskine Bridge.
Ranfurly Castle's Carol Fell finished second and Sheila Hartley, the SLGA company secretary, third. All three were playing in the annual event for the first time
To read the full report and results go to the Scottish Golf View Website

Friday, October 22, 2010

Greenlees Lunch and Presentation of Trophies -- the 70th Year

Sally and Anne - Click to enlarge

The Greenlees Lunch and Presentation of Trophies was held at West Kilbride Golf Club on Wednesday 20th October. Sally Smyth and team Captain Anne Robinson represented the club at the event.
Fiona Roger who is the West of Scotland Greenlees Secretary was in charge of the day.
An excellent lunch was had by all and Carol Fell took photos of everyone at the lunch and a video of the presentation of trophies.
To see the full report, photos and video click on the following link ------  West of Scotland Website

Final Swing Results

Final Swing 12 Hole Stableford Competition Results (non counting)
Sunday 17th October 2010, 2 entries.
Winner - Morag Cunningham 21points
Runner up - Georgina Halfnight 13points

Wednesday 20th October 2010, 28 entries.
Silver Winner - Jackie MacDonald 24points
Runner up - Lilias Snodgrass 22points

Bronze Winner - Marion Reid 26points
Runner up - Moira Wilson 25points

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Ladies Dinner Success

Captain Agnes with Paula and Past Captain Helen -- Click to enlarge 

The Lady Captain welcomed 56 Ladies to dinner last night after which there was a presentation to the Medal prizewinners (including dual day). Paula Magee then took the floor as our guest speaker and shared her thoughts on Celebrity Culture in the Clubhouse.
Helen Abram gave the vote of thanks.
This was the first dinner for a number of years and certainly based on the positive words should feature again on our calendar in the not too distant future.

To see some photographs from the evenings events click on the small thumbnail below
Ranfurly Castle Ladies Dinner

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Greenlees Team have an Outing to Dundonald Links

The Winning Kings Team --- Click to enlarge

To end of the 2010 Greenlees Season some of the team members and Lady Captain Agnes had a day out to Dundonald Links in Troon yesterday. The Outing was organised by Sarah Eckford and Team Captain Anne Robinson.
A great day was had by all which was rounded of with a lovely evening at Scotts of  Troon restaurant down by the harbour.
The West of Scotland Greenlees Lunch and Presentation is on Wednesday 20th October at West Kilbride Golf Club.

Click on the small thumbnail below to see some photos from the day
Greenlees Outing to Dundonald

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

SLGA and SGU are to Amalgamate

The move to bring the Scottish Golf Union (SGU) and Scottish Ladies Golfing Association (SLGA)together as a single governing body has gathered momentum with a formal proposal being delivered to each organisation’s members this month.
Amalgamation Update --- Links to various details  - from the SLGA Website 
The move to bring the Scottish Golf Union (SGU) and Scottish Ladies' Golfing Association (SLGA) together as a single governing body has gathered momentum with a formal proposal being delivered to each organisation’s members this week.
The proposal with details of the roles of Board members and committees and a covering letter from the Amalgamation Group Chair, Donald Turner may be accessed by clicking on the links.

Monday, October 11, 2010

The Men are Winners

The Ladies Section congratulate Crawford MacKay and Colin MacDonald on their fantastic success in the 2010 Belhaven Best Scottish Club Handicap Championship final at The Duke’s, St Andrews last week.  CLICK HERE to see all the details from the main website

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Competition Winners 2010

Club Championshiop:  Winner Anne Robinson, Runner up Natasha Qayum
Bronze Championship:  Winner Alexandra Qayum, Runner up Margaret Parrott.
Silver Knockout:  Lesley Robertson v Mary Hardie , Winner Lesley Robertson
Bronze Knockout:  Pat Pennel v Vicky Rennie , Winner Vicky Rennie
Summer Foursomes: Winners Marion Munro/Linda MacDougall, runners up Margaret Gray/Meg MacDonald
Consolation Plate:   Pamela Wilson v Morag Cunningham. Winner Morag Cunningham.
Congratulations !
The last Greenlees Match of the 2010 season was the rearranged Division 1 game between Kilmarnock (Barassie) & Troon Ladies This was played on Thursday 7th October and Kilmarnock Barssie won 7 - 2. Ranfurly Castle finished in 4th position
The Final Positions :-
Milngavie 48.5
Cathkin Braes 47.5

Kilmarnock Barassie 45
Ranfurly Castle 34.5
Douglas Park 34
Troon 34
Kilmacolm 30.5
West Kilbride 29
Cardross 21

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

October Medal

Played 6/10/10, 7 entries, SSS 73, CSS 76 (Reduction Only)
Scratch winner - Vivien Howe 100
Silver winner - Vivien Howe (19) 81
Bronze winner - Vicky Rennie (32) 76
Runner up - Marilyn Mirner (28) 78

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Jackie puts up a good fight in the County Rosebowl Final

Jackie and County Team player Alyson McKechin - Click to enlarge

Jackie McDonald played in the final of the Renfrewshire County Rosebowl against County Team player Alyson McKechin from Elderslie. The match was played over Paisley Golf Club.
Ranfurly Castle Captain Agnes Williamson went along to see the game start off and Jean Irvine was there to give some support.
Jackie received 19 shots from Alyson but with Alyson being in such sparkling form on the outward nine she found herself 6 down.
However, Jackie fought back and managed to take Alyson to the 17th Hole.

To read the full report and see some photographs go to the Renfrewshire County Website

Saturday, September 25, 2010

SLGA Commonweath Spoons and LGU Coronation Foursomes Finals

The Commonwealth Spoons, at Cathkin Braes scheduled for Thursday - 23 September, was cancelled due to flooding on the course. Evy MacGregor, Jean Irvine, Denise Cowan and Jackie McDonald  took about 2 hours to get there due to floods on the roads and then all was abandoned !

Droitwich Golf Club representatives Linda McKeown & Maryjane Shannon became the 2010 Peugeot LGU Coronation Foursomes Champions with 35 points after an interesting game played in windy conditions over the Eden Course, St Andrews on Monday 20th September.
The event has grown significantly over the years, this year producing record entries. Over 35,000 competitors from more than 1,400 affiliated Golf Clubs throughout GB & I competed in the 2010 Peugeot LGU Coronation Foursomes.
Despite having 27 points in the final, it was a fantastic achievement by Jan MacNab and Sheila Biggart to reach the end stages of the competition.
To see all the results CLICK HERE
To see some photographs taken by the LGU --- CLICK HERE

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Moyra and Carol do well at Blairgowrie

Moyra Gordon - Click to enlarge Moyra Gordon with Scottish Vets President Isabel McIntosh--- Click to enlarge

Moyra Gordon and Carol Fell were prizewinners at the Scottish Vets Jamboree at Blairgowrie at the beginning of this week. To read the full report and see some photos go to the West Vets Website

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Commonwealth Spoon Good Luck Message/23September

Good Luck to Denise and Jackie and Jean and Evy taking part tomorrow 23 September in the above National competition at Cathkin Braes.
The Pope has long gone..but watch out for the greens.. no borrow.. I am reliably informed..

Thursday, September 16, 2010

WELL DONE ANDREW --- Many Congratulations from everyone

Many Congratulations go to our Assistant Pro Andrew McIntyre who was 4th in the Scottish Young Professionals Championship at West Lothian today
To read the full report and all the results --- Click Here


Click to Enlarge Evy, Sarah and Greenlees Captain Anne --- Click to enlarge

The Greenlees Team faced an additional challenge getting to their final match of the season at Cathkin Braes today due to a certain VIP visiting the City of Glasgow.
Despite roads being closed and one of our team staying just a 5 iron distance from Bellahouston Park the Team set off in good time to ensure punctuality!

The journey to and from the match was easy, it was the golf that proved more of a challenge.

Despite Ranfurly's best efforts in fine sunny weather with a stiff breeze the result was an 8 - 1 loss (two halved matches) against a very strong Cathkin team aiming to top the division. Cathkin now await the completion of the last matches to see if they have won the Greenlees Trophy.
Ranfurly Castle have done well to remain in Division 1 thanks to the commitment and good match play by the team over the season.

To keep up todate with all the results CLICK HERE

Jan and Sheila are Packing their Bags for St Andrews!

Jan MacNab and Sheila Biggart head for St Andrews on Sunday 19th September to take part in the Peugot LGU Coronation Foursomes Grand Final which will be played on Monday 20th September.
As mentioned in a previous notice, having won our club competition , the girls went on to win our Area Final (there are 15 Area Finals UK wide) held at Louden Gowf Club.
16 pairs take part in the UK Final and we wish the girls lots of luck- and please enjoy !!.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Ladies Autumn Meeting

Played 15th September 2010, 9 entries, SSS 73, CSS 75
Scratch Winner - Helen Craig (12) 93
Mitchell Trophy
Winner - Iona Stephen (19) 75
Runner up - Karin MacKenzie (26) 79

Monday, September 13, 2010

The Renfrewshire Ladies County Rosebowl Final

Jackie MacDonald - (Handicap 20) plays Alyson Mckechin (Elderslie) - (Handicap 1 ) tomorrow in the Renfrewshire County Rosebowl Final at Paisley Golf Club --- Tee Off 10 am -- so if you are available do go along and support the girls, and of course Jackie.
Sadly I am working.
Good luck Jackie-hope the weather improves!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Desperate not to lose your Golf Ball !!

At the Ladies Golf Club Troon Invitation Day today there were 172 players who took part. Fiona Roger who is the the West of Scotland Greenlees Secretary and playing with your webmaster Carol Fell is seen in this short video clip hunting in desperation in the gorse for a lost Golf Ball !! --- However --- A great day was had by all.

Congratulations to Mary Craig and Mary Hardie who were 2nd Prizewinners and to Moyra Gordon who partnered Sheila Goudie who were 3rd

Wednesday, September 08, 2010


Thanks to the 41 ladies who played today, 8th of September, in the YELLOW BALL Charity Stableford. Yet again we had terrific weather. Sadly, not all my yellow balls returned but a good day was had by all.
The winners with a score of 77 points were; Vivien Howe, Marilynn Muirhead and Joy McLeod.
The runners-up with a score of 74 points; Rosemary Ogilvie, Iona Stephens and Margaret Gray.
The prizes were donated by Kay Martin and Fiona Scott.
We collected aproximately £120.00 for Breast Cancer Research.

Monday, September 06, 2010


The Greenlees Team played at West Kilbride today in gale force winds and extremely testing conditions but the team were not blown off course in their aim for success. An excellent 6 - 3 win was achieved and this ensures the team remains in Division 1 for next year. Our final match is against Cathkin Braes on Thursday 16th September.

The Campbell Clock Trophy

The Campbell Clock Trophy was held on Sunday , 5th of September at Whitecraigs Golf Club.
This is a popular event for Junior girls. A Stableford competition covering all categories of handicaps.
Thanks to Renfrewshire County Ladies' Golf Association for organising the day.
Four girls from Ranfurly Castle played. Louise Binning, Kate McLaren, Jane McCabe and Emma Devine.
Emma Kennedy from Paisley Golf Club won the main trophy of the day.
To read all about the day's event and see some photographs go to the Renfrewshire Ladies' County Golf Website

Sunday, September 05, 2010

September Dual Day Medal

Played 5th September 2010, 5 entries, SSS 73, CSS 73

Scratch Winner - Lesley Robertson (2) 81

Silver Winner - Helen Craig (12) 74
Runner up - Lesley Robertson (2) 79

Friday, September 03, 2010

New Online Issue of Scottish Golfer

Latest Issue of Scottish Club Golfer is now available

Remember you can also read the latest golf news at

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Anne Judge has a Hole in One at Elderslie and with Sally Smyth win the Centenary Greensomes Stableford

42 couples played yesterday at Elderslie Golf Club yesterday in the Renfrewshire County Centenary Greensomes Stableford Competition
Anne Judge had a HOLE IN ONE at the 175 yard 8th hole and with partner Sally Smyth and then went on to win the Trophy with 39 points by virtue of the last 3 holes on count back from the Elderslie pairing of Julie Nicol and Mary Wylie



September Medal

September Medal
Played Wednesday 1st September 19 Entries SSS 73, CSS 74

Scratch Winner : Sarah Eckford 88
Silver Winner : Rosemary Ogilvie 75 (17)
Runner Up : Jan McNab : 77(16)
Bronze Winner : Marilyn Mirner 72(29) bih
Runner Up : Margaret Parrot 72(21)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Anne Robinson-Ladies Club Champion 2010

Anne Robinson -- The 2010 Club Champion --- Click to enlarge Anne Robinson -- The 2010 Ladies Club Champion with Agnes -- Click to enlarge

Lovely day, Natasha and Anne kept everyone waiting .......... until the 18th.
How well you both competed.
Thanks to all who walked round.
To see some photograhs taken by Jean Irvine on the day click on the small thumbnail below and then click on slideshow

Club Championship 2010

Club Championship : Leading Qualifier Anne Judge

1st Round
Semi Final
Final played on Sunday 29th August 2010
Natasha Qayum

Natasha Qayum (w/o)

Natasha Qayum
Nancy MacGadie
Carol Fell

Denise Cowan
Denise Cowan
Anne Robinson

Anne Robinson

Anne Robinson (Winner)
Helen Craig
Fiona Roger

Anne Judge
Anne Judge

Bronze Championship : Leading Qualifier Margaret Parrott

1st Round (Play by 17th July)
Semi Final by 14th August
Final played by 3rd September 2010
Mary Irving (Holder)

Mary Irving

Alexandra Qayum
Pat Pennel
Alexandra Qayum

Alexandra Qayum
Helen Abram
Evelyn McDermid

Evelyn McDermid

Margaret Parrott.
Dorothy Simpson
Margaret Parrott

Margaret Parrott
Morag Smith

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Outing to Buchanan Castle Golf Club -The winners were the "last Team"!

Agnes with the Winners: Linda, Carol and Karin - Click to enlarge

After a few years in the rain, our outing today was played in dry conditions. At last!
29 ladies played this lovely course and I am confident, that they all enjoyed the contrast that it offered us from playing in quite different terrain at Ranfurly Castle.
Pheasants and deer were spotted along the way, birdies?..well not as many as we would have liked!
My thanks to Marilynn Muirhead for organising the day and buying the prizes.
1st place went to the "last game out" , the team was made up of Carol Fell, Linda MacDougall and Karin Mckenzie.
2nd place was Rosemary Ogilive, Pat Pennel and Cynthia Keanie.
Longest silver drive prize winner was Anne Judge
Longest bronze drive prize winner was Marilynn Muirhead.
Click on the following small thumbnail to see some photos from the days event and then click on slideshow

Ranfurly Castle Outing

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Club Championship Sunday 29 August 2010-1.30pm

Ladies, this year we have Natasha Qayum and Anne Robinson playing in the Final of the Ladies Section Club Championship.
I am confident that we as a club, can present you with a course in excellent condition for a Championship Final.
My sincere thanks to those invovled in the draw, Denise and Anne Judge, our losing semi-finalists, the other ladies in the final 8 were Carol Fell, Helen Craig, Fiona Roger, and Nancy,(who had to withdraw due to injury).
Matchplay is different, and of course being our Club Championship is very much worth supporting.
A glass of wine with my compliments?-only if you complete the full 18 holes!
I look forward to seeing you.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


The Greenlees Team played a strong Kilmarnock Barassie team at Ranfurly Castle today with many of the games going down the 18th. With the score standing at 4 games each tension was high awaiting the last game in and fortunately Marion Munro won her match resulting in an overall 5 - 4 win for the Castle.

Sunday, August 22, 2010


Douglas and High Watson with Vice Captain Karin --- Click to enlarge
This year we had 6 couples playing in the MacLean Cup .
Again we were very lucky with the weather.
This competition was started in 1960 by Mrs Nell MacLean, allowing Juniors under 16 years to play with the members in a fun competiton.

The Winners of the MacLean Cup were;
Douglas Watson and Hugh Watson (54).

Runners -up: Calum Aitken and Iain Aitken (56 cb).

First Girl Shield: Alexandra Qayum.

First Boy Shield: Douglas Watson.

Thanks to our Captain Blair Anderson for presenting the prizes, and thanks to all the parents, grandparents and friends who came to support the girls and boys.

Friday, August 20, 2010


The Greenlees Team played against Cardross today in very windy conditions at Ranfurly.
An excellent 7.5 - 1.5 win was achieved. Well done to the Team.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Helen Abram Qualifies for the SLGA Grand Final but is unavailable

Helen Abram -- Click to enlarge
Ranfurly Castle’s Helen Abram was one of the four qualifiers from a field of 100 at today’s (Wednesday) SLGA Regional Medal West Division Final at East Kilbride for the Grand Final at Crieff on Sunday, September 5th.
Sara Mathieson, Aberdeenshire women’s county champion last year and playing off six, had the lowest net return of 69 in the Silver Division, finishing two shots ahead of West of Scotland's Suzanne Cadden (Cardross) whose better inward half off five of a handicap gained her the second qualifying spot from this division ahead of two other players who had net 71s: Joyce Chalmers (East Kilbride) (9) and Ruth Pryce (Vale of Leven) (14).
In the Bronze Division, Louise Fleming, playing off 22, had a five-stroke victory with a net 69. The other qualifier in this section, Helen Abram (Ranfurly Castle) , playing off 22, had a net 74.
The women’s par was 73 and the CSS 74.

1st Sara Mathieson Royal Musselburgh 75 - 6 69 Q
2nd Suzanne Cadden Cardross 76 - 5 71 BIH Q
3rd Joyce Chalmers East Kilbride 80 - 9 71 BIH
4th Ruth Price Vale of Leven 85 - 14 71

1st Louise Fleming Strathaven 91 - 22 69 Q
2nd Helen Abram Ranfurly Castle 96 - 22 74
3rd Carol Bell Helensburgh 102 - 27 75 BIH Q
4th Lesley Donaldson Shotts 100 - 25 75

Q = qualifiers for Grand Medal Final at Crieff on 5 September (Helen Abram would have qualifed but is not available)


Pooh Putter-Lady Captain's Team Victorious!

This year 40 ladies took part- a great compliment to both Karin and myself. Thank you all very much for making up our respective teams.
Alas, there has to be a winner and..well.. the Lady Captain's team departed the club wearing a smile on their face and their handbag containing a wee bar of chocolate..

Monday, August 16, 2010


The Girl's Trophy was played on Sunday, 15th August 2010. This competition was for Junior girls with no handicap.
The winner was Emma Devine with Jane McCabe the runner up.


Renfrewshire County Ladies are once again organising their Annual Tournament for Junior girls at Whitecraigs GC on Sunday, 5th September 2010 at 2.00pm.

The Stableford Competitions are over all categories of handicap including any girls who do not have a handicap on the day. Hopefully this will encourage all our junior girls to go along and play.

Entry forms have been sent to the girls, and extra forms are attached to the girls noticeboard in the clubhouse or alternatively the girls can download a form from the RLCGA Website.

Forms have to be returned to Maureen Mitchell of Old Ranfurly.

Any queries please contact Karin Mackenzie at 10505612162


The Winning Junior Girls -- Click to enlarge The Winning Junior Team -- Click to enlarge

On Friday the 13th August, 14 enthusiastic youngsters took part in the Judge Quaich.
This is an annual event where a team of junior girl's play against a junior boy's team.
This year we had a great mixture of ages and abilities.
The weather was perfect and spirits were high.
After some very close scoring the girls won.
The winning team comprised of Natasha and Alexandra Qayum, Louise Binning, Gwen Gillham, Kate Mclaren, Jane McCabe and Rowan Knight.
The presentation was made in the mixed lounge with Natasha (Girl's Captain) giving a short vote of thanks.
Thanks to all the boys and girls who gave up their Fiday evening and to everone else who helped make the evening a success.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

August Medal

Played Wed 11 August 2010
31 Entries, SSS 73 CSS 76 (Reductions Only)

Silver Winner: Pam Roultson (17) 68
Runner-up: Vivien Howe (19) 76
Bronze Winner: Marilyn Mirner (30) 78
Runner-up: Vicky Rennie (32) 79
Scratch: Pam Roulston 85

Dual Day Medal

Played Sunday 8 August 2010
3 Entries, SSS 73 CSS 73

Silver Winner: Lesley Robertson (3) 71
Runner-up: Helen Craig (12) 74
Scatch: Lesley Robertson 74

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Ladies Open Day a Great Success


This year's Ladies Open Day (tri-am) took place yesterday 9th August with 53 teams taking part. The winning team was from Beith golf club, the runner's up were a team led by Ranfurly Castle member Laura Cawte with 2 guests from Old Ranfurly.
A big thank you to all our members who generously donated raffle prizes. The raffle raised the fantastic sum of £650 for a Breast Cancer charity called White lily.
Finally, I would like to thank the organising committee of Marion Munro, Alison Robertson, Anne Judge, Jean Irvine and Eunice Muir - a long day for you ladies but it was worth it!
Leading Team Winners:
1st: Margaret Gardner, Anne White and Louise Woods - Beith - 64
2nd: Laura Cawte, Ranfurly Castle, Kate Thornton and Suzanne Smith - Old Ranfurly. - 66 last 3
3rd: Anita McMillan, Margot McLeod, Linda Dawson - Erskine - 66 last 6
4th: Carol Fell, Ranfurly Castle, Lynda Smith and Maggie Rutherford - Douglas Park -66 better inward.


Friday, August 06, 2010

Ranfurly Castle's Carol and Denise do well in the Renfrewshire August Medal over Gourock

Carol Fell - Click to enlarge
Carol Fell (pictured above) was the winner of the Renfrewshire County Medal over Gourock yesterday. Denise Cowan was 3rd.
To read the full report and see some photos ---- GO TO THE RLCGA WEBSITE

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Stableford & Gran's Trophy 4/8/10
35 Entries SSS73 CSS 72

Stableford Silver Winner - Pam Roulston (19) 44Pts
Runner Up - Susan Reid (19) 38Pts
Bronze Winner - Helen Abram (23) 40Pts
Runner Up - Pat Pennel (22) 38pts

Gran's Trophy Winner - Pat Pennel (22) 38Pts

Monday, August 02, 2010


The Children enjoy their day at Ranfurly Castle --- Click to enlarge
Thirty-two young golfers attended this year's Children's day competition. --- click on photo above to enlarge
Unbelievably the weather was great after a wet start.
Many thanks to all the ladies from the committee. Also all the parents and grandparents who came to help, without them this day would not be possible.
At 3.00pm, the Prize Giving was held in the mixed lounge with Blair Anderson,the Club Captain thanking all the children for attending. Agnes Williamson, the Lady's Captain then presented the prizes.
This year's scratch prize was won by Keith Biggart (9) with a gross 76. The first prize was won by Callum Ferry (26) with a net 58 and the runner-up was David Biggart (18) with nett 67.
A great day was had by all!

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Ladies Retain the Halden Cup !

I am pleased to advise that the Ladies have retained the Halden Cup. Out of 12 matches we had 8 wins, 1 halved and 3 losses.
My thanks to all the ladies who took part- it is a long day, with an early start so the chances of having much energy left on returning home to do well..just a dream!
Here are a few photos of our social side after the match --- A GOOD DAY WAS HAD BY ALL

Thursday, July 29, 2010


Ranfurly played at Troon on Tuesday and home advantage proved significant with Ranfurly losing 2 - 7. All our team contested their games well against a strong Troon team.
We still have four matches to play and Ranfurly will be doing their best to pick up more points

Summer Meeting for Walker Quaich

Played 28th July 2010, 34 entries, SSS 73, CSS 72

Winner - Margaret Gray (17) 71
Runner up - Pamela Mackenzie (15) 72

Friday, July 23, 2010

Natasha does well at the Scottish Junior Strokeplay

Natasha has been playing at the Scottish Junior Open Stroke Play Championship at Dunfermline (Pitfirrane) Golf Club over the last 3 days.
The Pitfirrane course was so sodden by heavy rain that there was an hour’s delay at one point on the first day to allow the excess water to subside so it was a hard day for all the players. The next 2 days were better but the course must have been pretty wet.
The format for the championship was 54-holes strokeplay - one round each day - and there was no cut.
Natasha had a good 1st round -- only 4 over the CSS --- a 78 and then had an 84 on the second round that included 3 bad holes to spoil her card.
Today however she had a terific round of 75 -- one over the CSS to finish her in 17th place ---- WELL DONE NATASHA
also played --- and well done --- keep on going

Click on the following link for LIVE SCORING and the click on the players names to see their hole by hole scores

To see the full report --- CLICK HERE

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Coronation Foursomes - Tues 20th July 2010

Jan and Sheila are astonished and delighted to report that today at Louden Gowf they not only enjoyed a good day out in lovely weather but also WON the West Area Final of the Coronation Foursomes with a score of 37 points. Ranfurly Castle will now be represented at the National Final in St Andrews in September. The runners up were the home pairing from Louden with 36 points.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Ranfurly Castle Boys are Newton Shield Champions again

2010 Junior Newton Shield Team - Click to enlarge
From L to R: Jim Park, Mark Turnbull, Tom Binning, Josh Bogle, Greg Paterson, Andrew Cunningham, Ben Adamson, Jonny Martin, Scott McAllister, Karen Binning - Click to enlarge

The Ranfurly Castle Junior Team has just won the Paisley and District Scratch League (the Newton Shield) for the 3rd successive year, equalling the achivement of Paisley in 1975-77.

The team will be the same next year as all the boys are under 17, so we'll be hoping for an unprecedented four in a row!

Thanks go to David Cunningham for the News and Photograph
--- and many congratulations to the team from all the ladies at Ranfurly Castle

Friday, July 16, 2010

Natasha reaches the Matchplay Stages of the Under 18's Girls Championships

Congratulations go to Natasha Qayum who qualified in 20th position out of 32 for the matchplay stages of the Under 18 Scottish Girls Championship at Eyemouth this week. She, however was knocked out in the first round by Karen Ward from Glen

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Ladies Extra Stableford

Played 10th July, 2 entries. CSS 76, (Reduction Only)
Winner - Morag Cunningham (25) 25pts
Runner Up - Margaret Deans (36) 15pts

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Guess the Course and win a Prize!

Update 19 July/Margaret Gray has won this competiton. The name of the course is Alcaidesa.
Congratulations!! I will leave the "exclusive" prize for you in the ladies locker room over next few days.

Ladies, I have just returned from my 2 week holiday. To celebrate my return to a damp and coolish West of Scotland, the first person to phone me with the correct name of the course that the paparazzi photographed me on will win a small prize!
Please phone me on 01505 874913.
Good luck!
10 July 2010

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

The Scottish Seniors Championships

Fiona Roger and Carol Fell played in the Scottish Seniors Championship at Fortrose and Rosemarkie Golf Club last week. They both had a great time -- and didn't play that badly (altho' the scores may suggest it ! ) in the howling wind --- balls ending up in gorse and bunkers !! --- Thats our excuse

However good fun was had by all --- To see photos and videos from the weeks events go to the WEST VETS WEBSITE

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Natasha wins the Scratch Award at the West Girls Medal

Congratulations go to Natasha who won the Scratch prize in the West of Girls Medal played over Cawder Golf Club yesterday. To see the list of winners go to the West of Scotland Website

Thursday, July 01, 2010

July Medal

Played 30th June 2010, 28 entries, SSS73, CSS72

Scratch Winner - Natasha Qayum 82(bih)
Silver Winner - Sally Smyth (12) 71(bih)
Runner up - Marion Munro (11) 71

Bronze Winner - Dorothy Simpson (29) 69
Runner up - Jennifer Cairns (31) 71

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Junior Putting Lesson from Tom Eckford

Tom Eckford has kindly agreed to give all the junior girls a FREE putting lesson.
This will be on Thursday, 15th July.
Meeting on the putting green at 6.00pm.
Please contact Karin MacKenzie (01505612162), beforehand to gauge the number of girls attending.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Texas Scramble

Congratulations to the winning team of Lesley Robertson, Helen Craig, Doreen McConnel and Sheila Biggart who had a marvellous score of 59. 4 other ladies teams took part on a bright sunny day. Unfortunately none of the teams came anywhere near challenging the winning tally. However its not about "winning" but "taking part" ! (How often have you heard that said???)We all had a great time and good fun too.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Shona Gray gets Married --- Some Photographs

The Bride and Groom -- Click to enlarge

The Gals

The Happy Couple -- Shona and Murray

Shona Gray and Murray Stewart got married on Saturday. We wish the happy couple our very best wishes and congratulations from all the ladies at Ranfurly Castle
Thanks go to Marion Munro for the photographs -- Click on them to enlarge

Veterans Competition and Gillies Trophy

Played 23rd June 2010, 42entries, SSS73, CSS 72

Veterans winner - Jean Irvine (21) 39pts
Runner up - Helen Crichton (26) 38pts bih

Gillies Trophy Winner - Rosemary Ogilvie (17) 38pts bih

Ladies, we are aware of the problems caused by the sprinklers at the 13th and the 14th. Information was obtained from several players and advice sought from Jennie French, SLGA handicap advisor.
After much discussion , the Lady Captain and the Handicap committee have deemed that the competition will stand.
For future reference, Tom has advised that mobile phones should be carried (on silent mode) and should this situation recurr, contact him at the shop and he will contact the greenstaff. There would be a 15minute play suspension until the problem had been rectified.
The Lady Captain has already been in touch with the Club Captain and the Greens Convenor. They are very aware of this unforgiveable situation , which again has affected a Ladies Competition.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

West Renfrewshire League

The match between Fereneze and Ranfurly Castle was played on Tuesday evening resulting in a win for the Castle of 4 to 2.
Well done to the team, Sue Lyons, Rosemary Ogilvie, Lilias Snodgrass, Jean Irvine, Helen Abram and Morag Cunningham.
This was the team's final match this year in the league.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Honours shared in local Derby Greenlees Match

The Greenlees team played against Kilmacolm today in warm, sunny and windy weather.
The match finished with each side gaining 4.5 points.

Natasha and Alexandra in winning Renfrewshire Junior Team

The 2010 RLCGA Kennedy Salver Team - Alexandra (3rd from right), Natasha 2nd from right)

Well done to Natasha and Alexandra who were in the winning Junior West Division Inter County Team Matches played over Cawder Golf Club Yesterday. Yo read the full report and see photographs go to the RENFREWSHIRE WEBSITE

Monday, June 21, 2010

Charity Tri-am, Monday 21st June 2010.

Manys thanks to all the ladies who entered the Charity Tri-am Stableford on Monday, 21st June 2010. The weather was excellent and the golf was good.
The winners with 51 points were; Agnes Williamson, Mae Robertson and Laura Cawte.
and the runners up with 50 points were; Anne Nicol, Elizabeth Jessop and Sheila Biggart.
The charity choosen by the Lady Captain, Agnes Williamson was, " 500 miles". A charity funding prothestic limbs for African children. A sum of £57.00 was raised.
A good morning was had by all.

News from the Men -- Sam Binning does well

The Ladies Section congratulate Ranfurly Castle's Sam Binning on being Runner Up in the TENNENT CUP played over Glasgow Gailes and Killermont Golf Club this weekend. Sam had a fantastic round of 65 over Killermont in the last round --- 6 under the CSS
To read all the results go to THE SCOTTISH GOLF VIEW WEBSITE

Sunday, June 20, 2010

The Kennedy Salver

Natasha and Alexandra Qayum are representing Renfrewshire in the Junior West of Scotland Inter Division Team Matches.The foursomes and singles games take place at Cawder Golf Club tomorrow 21st June 2010.

Greens Convenors Report

In case you have missed reading the Greens Convenenors report --- Click Here

Friday, June 18, 2010

Rosemary Ogilvie wins the Past Lady Captain's Trophy

Organised by Helen Abram, the above event went without a hitch with the weather improving nicely as the 19 competing ladies completed their 16 hole round.
Rosemary Ogilvie won first prize with Evy MacGregor 2nd. Nearest the pin for silver was Mary Hardie , 62 inches and for bronze Dorothy Simpson 525cms .. what more can I say.!
The noise level would suggest that everyone was having a good time.. and afterwards....for some...sherry.. yes sherry.. was served in the smoke room.
Well I never!!!!!!!!

Click on the small thumbnail below of the Winner Rosemary Ogilvie and then click on Slideshow to see larger photographs --- Apologies go to Dorothy Hodgart -- Carol (Your Photographer for today) has missed taking a photograph of her --- Sorry Dorothy

Ranfurly Past Captains Lunch

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Veteran's Competition and the Gillies Trophy 23rd June 2010-Stableford

The Gillies Trophy is for ladies over 65 years
Please mark Gillies Trophy your scorecard if you wish to compete.
(Please note Players can only win one trophy. If winner of Vets Trophy is also in the Gillies Trophy then the 2nd best player wins the Gillies Trophy)
Entry £1
9.00am-Mary Hardie/Mae Robertson
9.06am-Fiona Roger/Margaret Parrott
9.12am-Rosemary Ogilvie/Helen Dunn/Kay Martin
9.18am-Lilias Snodgrass/Evelyn McDermid/Marilyn Mirner
9.24am-Pamela Mckenzie/Helen Crichton/Linda MacDougall
9.30am-Alison Robertson/Julie Murray
9.36am-Evy MacGregor/Morag Smith/Fiona Scott
9.42am-Julie Will/Carol Reid/Meg MacDonald
9.48am-Carol Fell/Jane Biggart/Pamela Wilson
10.04am-Moira Wilson/Marjorie Mitchell/Jane Dickie
10.10am-Helen Abram/Marion Reid/Jennifer Cairns
10.16am-Moyra Gordon/Dorothy Simpson/Gillian Drury

1.00pm-Marion Munro/Pat Pennel/Liz Houston
1.06pm-Anne Judge/Margaret Gray/Jean Irvine

5.45pm-Helen Craig/Sue Lyons Halfnight/Morag Cunningham

Last updated 22 June/19.00(Alison and Julie happy to remain as a 2)
Please check this noticenext week just incase there are any changes.
Any problems contact me on 01505 874913.

June Stableford and Marie Curie

Played 16th June 2010, 42 entries, SSS73, CSS73

Silver Winner - Margaret Gray (17) 37pts
Runner up - Heather Davidson (14) 36pts

Bronze Winner - Helen Dunn (27) 41pts
Runner up - Morag Thomson (22) 36pts

Winner of Marie Curie Trophy - Helen Dunn

Friday, June 11, 2010




Thursday, June 10, 2010

Denise does well at the Renfrewshire County Medal

Denise Cowan was 3rd in the RLCGA June Medal over Paisley Bushes today.

To read the full report go to the Renfrewshire County Website

The Women's Tee

Your Lady Captain -- Agnes thought you might like this one !!

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Centenary Trophy --- Sally Smyth is the Winner

Played 9th June 2010, 23 Entries, SSS 73, CSS 76 (Reduction Only)
Winner: Sally Smyth (13) 72
Runner up: Anne Judge (7) 76

Tuesday, June 08, 2010


The Greenlees Team played today at Ranfurly in very wet conditions but despite the weather recorded an excellent 6.5 - 2.5 win against last season's Greenlees Trophy winners Milngavie.
It was pleasing to hear the Milngavie team complimenting Ranfurly on the condition of the course and in particular the greens.
Our team appreciated the support at the start of the match of our Lady Captain Agnes.

To keep up todate with all the Greenlees Matches click on this link --- WOS GREENLEES RESULTS

West Vets win against Midlands

Carol Fell was part of the team that won against Midlands Vets yesterday. To read the full report go to the West Vets Website

Natasha does well in the Scottish Schoolgirl's Championships

Congratulations go to Natasha Qayum who was runner up in the handicap section of the Scottish Schoolgirls Championships over Murrayshall Golf Course yesterday. To read the full report click on the following link --- West of Scotland Website

Monday, June 07, 2010

Greenock Ladies Open Day 6 June- Ranfurly Castle Lead the Way!

I feel duty bound to let you know that your Lady Captain and Handicap Secretary won the above event yesterday with a score of 64.2.(greensome)
56 ladies took part. We went out a 11am and whilst the rain threatened it did not come to anything (well..for us anyway).
We also won the nearest the pin in 2 at the 14th.
The stunning views and the friendly company all added up to a very "good day at the office"!!
Full information and photos are accessible via the Greenock GC website.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

New members -- Denise and Jackie are winners in the Inter County Foursomes Finals

Congratulations go to Denise Cowan and Jackie MacDonald who picked up the top net award at the Inter County Foursomes Finals at Ballochmyle today.
To read the full report go to THE RENFREWSHIRE COUNTY WEBSITE

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

June Medal

Played Wednesday 2nd June 2010, 43 Entries, SSS 73, CSS 73
Silver Winner: Shona Gray (16) 67
Runner-up: Helen Craig (14) 69
Bronze Winner: Georgina Halfnight (36) 69
Runner-up: Alexandra Qayum (22) 80
Scratch Winner: Denise Cowan 80 (bih)

Junior Girls Summer Competition

Girl's would you like to take part in a summer golf competition?
This competition will be for the Girls Trophy.
If you have no red tee handicap and would like to play in a junior girl's competition please add your name to the list on the junior girl's notice board.
This is a fun competition, and would be from the blue tees over 12 holes.
Depending on the response this would be a knockout competition to be completed by the end of August.
Closing date will be the 21st June, 2010.
Any queries , please contact Karin MacKenzie at 10505612162.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Dual Day Medal

Played Sunday 30th May 2010. 2 entries, SSS 73, CSS 73.
Winner - Georgina Halfnight (36) 75
Runner up - Maggie Deans (36) 77

Friday, May 28, 2010

New online issue of Scottish Club Golfer is available

Latest Issue of Scottish Club Golfer is now available

Click on this link to see the latest issue of Scottish Club Golfer online.

Remember you can also read the latest golf news at

West Vets Summer Meeting -- Mary Irving is 2nd

The West Vets Summer Meeting was held yesterday over Old Ranfurly Golf Club.
Mary Irving was runner up in the Bronze Section and would have qualified for the matchplay stages of the Bronze Championship. Helen Crichton has qualified.
To read all the details --- Go to the West Vets Website

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Extra May Medal & Medal Final

Played Wed 26 May 2010
43 Entries, CSS-72

Silver Winner: Anne Judge (8) 69
Runner-up: Natasha Qayum (7) 71
Bronze Winner: Susan Reid (21) 68
Runner-up: Morag Cunningham (25) 71
Scratch Winner: Anne Judge 77

Silver Medal Final Winner: Agnes Williamson
Bronze Medal Final Winner: Morag Cunningham

Greenlees Team lose their First Match

The Greenlees Team played their first match of the 2010 Season yesterday and unfortunatly lost 7-2 against Douglas Park (Away).