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.