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