Friday, April 30, 2010

MacMillan Cancer Relief --- Cynthia is the Winner

Click to enlarge Eileen Walker, Jackie Bird and Cynthia Keanie - click to enlarge

Cynthia has obviously done the celeb bit before!.
All good fun..and great for MacMillan... £130 was raised on the day.

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Thank you ALL for ignoring the weather forecast and supporting this great charity.! --- Click on the smilebox above and make sure your sound is turned up. (Also if you view in FULL SCREEN remember to press esc (top left hand button on your pc keyboard) to come out of the program

Alternatively CLICK HERE and then click on slideshow

MacMillan Cancer Relief Results Played 30/4/2010, 33 Entries, CSS 74

Winner: - Cynthia Keanie (31) Net 68
Runner Up: - Marion Munro (11) Net 73

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Ranfurly Castle Ladies do well in the County Foursomes

The Inter County Foursomes were played yesterday over Cochrane Castle and some Ranfurly Castle ladies did well
Heather Davidson partnered by Norah Adams from Kilmacolm won the Handicap Award.
Anne Judge & Sally Smyth (Ranfurly Castle) qualified for the Inter County Finals on June 3rd at Ballochmyle in the scratch section and Denise Cowan & Jackie MacDonald in the handicap section
Denise Cowan & Jackie MacDonald and Evy McGregor & Jean Irvine will both be representing Renfrewshire in the Commonwealth Spoons at Cathkin Braes in September.
To read the full report and results go to the Renfrewshire County Website

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Winter Greensomes Winners 2009-2010

Margaret Parrott and Vivien Howe have won this competition, beating Rosemary Ogilvie and Evelyn McDermid in the Final which was played on Monday 26th April.
My thanks to all the participants in what has been a "trying year" as far as playing ties has been concerned, but we got there in the end!!


On Sunday 16th May, 2010 there will be a "FUN GOLF" coaching session at Playsport Golf, East Kilbride G74 5LB.
Starting at 10.00am, for about an hour and a half.
The session will cost £3.00 and the remainder subsidised by Renfrewshire Ladies County Golf Association..
All girls who do not have a handicap are very welcome. This will be a great oppurtunity to meet other girls in your area.
If you would like to attend please contact , Karin Mackenzie at 01505612162 by the 9th May.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Coronation Foursomes Results:


Jan MacNab & Sheila Biggart 39
Susan Reid & Elizabeth Jessop 37
Margaret Gray & Marion Munro 36
Helen Crichton & Kay Martin 35
Vivien Howe & Margaret Parrott 34
Nancy MacGadie & Linda MacDougall 32 bih
Marion Reid & Meg MacDonald 32
Morag Cunningham & Eileen Walker 31 bih
Marilynn Muirhead & Helen Abram 31
Rosemary Ogilvie & Evelyn McDermid 31
Jackie MacDonald & Pamela Wilson 31
Pamela MacKenzie & Moyra Gordon 30 bih
Lilias Snodgrass & Carol Reid 30
Julie Will & Anne Robinson 29 bih
Jean Irvine & Jennifer Cairns 29
Heather Davidson & Dorothy Simpson 28 bih
Anne Nicoll & Cynthia Keanie 28
Mary Irving & Moira Wilson 26

Thursday, April 22, 2010


Played Wed 21 April 2010
25 Entries CSS-75

Silver Winner: Marion Munro (12) 69
Runner-up: Anne Judge (8) 75
Bronze Winner: Morag Cunningham (25) 76
Runner-up: Mary Irving (22) 79
Scratch Winner: Marion Munro 81

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

West Ren Fixtures 2010-Can you Play?

Fixtures have been released, on our notice board, the Club needs your help to make these games happen!

Home v Cochrane Castle 5.30pm 4th May
Away v Lochwinnoch 5.30pm 11th May
Away v Elderslie 5.30pm 25th May
Home v Ferenze tba 8th June

Maximum handicap 30, please add your name to the notice on our Notice Board, or contact Helen Abram on 01505 872079

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Shona wins the Winter 12 Hole 2009-2010 Comp!

The Final of the above Winter competition was played on Sunday afternoon (18th April) between Margaret Gray and Shona Gray, with Shona winning what was I believe, a very "even match". Congratulations to Shona.
My thanks to all members who took part in this new competition.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

West Girls Medal at Troon

Alexandra Qayum was runner up in the Bronze section of the West of Scotland Girls medal at Troon yesterday. To read the full report go to the West of Scotland Website

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Your Webmaster has donated the RLCGA Centenary Book to Ranfurly Castle

The Renfrewshire Ladies' County Centenary Book is available to all in the main lounges for you to read which includes the 2010 RLCGA County Champion - Eilidh Briggs and many Ranfurly Castle Ladies.

Vote of Thanks from the 2010 RLCGA Champion

DAY 1 PHOTOGRAPHS Click link and the slideshow
FINAL DAY PHOTOGRAPHS - click link then slideshow

Friday, April 16, 2010

Renfrewshire Championship Success at Ranfurly Castle

Eilidh Briggs -- Click to enlarge Eilidh Briggs -- 2010 Renfrewshire County Champion

Nan Blair and Janet Gillies - Click to enlargeNan Blair and Janet Gillies admire Helen Crichton's masterpiece

Elidh Briggs from Kilmacolm became the 2010 Renfrewshire County Champion today. In flawless golf she was 6 under par for 25 holes for todays play. Tom Eckford refereed the final and Captain Blair Anderson presented the prizes. To read the full report and see some more photographs go the Renfrewshire County Website

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Renfrewshire County Championship - Matchplay Stages --- Day 1

To see the results then go the the Renfrewshire County Website

Many thanks go to Tom Eckford and all the Greenstaff on making the course be good for this week's Championship.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Renfrewshire County Championship Qualifier

On a lovely sunny day but with a tricky east wind the qualifying round for the Renfrewshire County Championship was played today on a very much improved course from last week.
The best score of the day was by Clare-Marie Carlton from Fereneze who had a gross 73.
The CSS for the day was 75. Anne Judge was the only Ranfurly Castle player to feature in the draw for the matchplay stages but is unable to play tomorrow.
To read the full report for the day go to the Renfrewshire County Website

Margaret Gray had a net 70 but lost out on the best net score of the day by virtue of the better inward half

Monday, April 12, 2010

Natasha wins the first County Medal at Ralston

The 1st Renfrewshire County Medal was played over Ralston Golf Club yesterday and Ranfurly Castle players featured in the winners list.
Natasha Qayum was the overall winner with a gross 76 net 69 and Carol Fell was 3rd in the Handicap Group - Scratch - 12 . New Ranfurly Castle member Jackie MacDonald was the winner of the 13+ handicap group.
To read the full report go to the Renfrewshire County Website

Sunday, April 11, 2010

New Online issue of Scottish Club Golfer is available

Latest Issue of Scottish Club Golfer is now available

Remember you can also read the latest golf news at

Friday, April 09, 2010

Renfrewshire Ladies County Membership Handicap limit now 24

Please consider joining the County.
The handicap limit has now been moved from 20 to 24, allowing more ladies to get involved and "spread their wings a little".
There are 5 Medals, Spring Meeting, Championship Open Day (this year at Ranfurly Castle, next week infact 14th-16th)Foursomes and Greensomes competitons. There is also a Winter Foursomes knockout competition.
A link to the application form can be found on the web-site (at the very top of the page).

Please give me a phone for advice re proposer and seconder.

Alternatively CLICK HERE for the application form.


Wednesday, April 07, 2010


Played on 7th April 2010, 20 Entries, SSS 73, CSS 76
Scratch Winner: Mary Craig 87
Silver Winner: Agnes Williamson Net 72
Runner Up: Mary Craig Net 78
Bronze Winner: Anne Nicoll Net 77
Runner Up: Helen Abram Net 80

SGU Newsletter

SGU Golfers e-newsletter

April 2010

Welcome to the SGU e-bulletin. With one of the coldest winters on record behind us, the clocks are forward and the final preparations are taking place at Augusta, which can mean only one thing...the golf season is here! Our monthly newsletter aims to keep you up-to-date throughout the year with the latest news from the Scottish Golf Union as well as the best offers for golfers across Scotland.

Scottish Golf Awareness Week – 'It's Time to Join the Club'

Following the success of our campaign last year, the SGU and SLGA are launching a new membership marketing campaign entitled "It's Time to Join the Club", which tees off with Scottish Golf Awareness Week from the 10th – 18th April. Look out for our press, radio and on-line advertising. The campaign is designed to assist clubs in recruiting new members and promote the benefits of joining a golf club.

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Scottish Golf Card

The growing number of courses in Scotland signed up for the Scottish Golf Card has now reached 133 and you can purchase your new Card for just £10 per year, giving you 50% off the standard green fees at participating courses.

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Enjoy a Hospitality Experience at The Open Championship

The Open Championship celebrates its 150th anniversary at the Old Course, St Andrews in July and you could be there to savour this memorable occasion with one of the many superb hospitality packages on offer. This includes the fantastic 'Sportsman's Dinner' on the eve of the event with the chance to witness many of the game's great Champions in luxurious surroundings.

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Scottish Golf Show & European Golf Show

For those fortunate enough to attend the European Golf Show in Aberdeen and/or the Scottish Golf Show in Glasgow we hope you enjoyed the events! It was good to meet many of you who visited the SGU/SLGA stand, we certainly enjoyed talking to you all about all golf related issues and how the SGU/SLGA can further benefit Scottish club golfers. Visit the website next week to see if you have won the 'Play a Round with Richie Ramsay' competition!

100's of Open Competitions to enter at SGU Golf Central!

Organising your golfing year ahead? There is no better place for searching the 2010 calendar of Junior, Men's, Women's, Mixed, Senior Open competitions than the SGU Golf Central. The SGU Golf Central doesn't just allow you to search for Open competitions but also offers a host of information about each club ranging from which have membership availability and special offers to which have club hire facilities.

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Belhaven Best Scottish Club Handicap Championship

Make sure you take part in your club qualifier for Scotland's largest handicap championship, The Belhaven Best Scottish Club Handicap Championship. This year's Grand Final for the 4-ball better ball championship takes place at The Dukes Course, St Andrews on 1st October 2010. See your club's notice board or speak to your club secretary for details of your club's qualifier.

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Scottish Boys Championship

Whether you are following the progress of a friend, relative, fellow club golfer or just want to see who is emerging as the next Scottish golfing protégé...keep up to date with the opening 'SGU Major' of the season courtesy of the SGU live scoring from the Scottish Boys Championship 2010, this year hosted at the testing West Kilbride Golf Club and getting underway on Monday 5th April.

Scottish Boys Championship Draw and Live Scoring >>

Special Offers available at top Scottish courses

Remember that as a member of an SGU/SLGA golf club in Scotland you are able to take advantage of the Special Member Offers from some of Scotland's leading golf courses, including Kingsbarns Links, Prestwick and The Duke's St Andrews.

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Keep visiting for all the latest news, results, offers and information from the Scottish Golf Union.

The SGU Team

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Mail On Sunday

Our Ladies braved the elements yesterday but sadly lost to Caldwell away from home.
Thanks to Sheila, Sarah, Mary Craig, Mary Hardie and Evy for representing the Club in this Annual Competition.
To see all the results so far Click Here