Saturday, December 17, 2011


The Ladies Committee wish all our Readers a very Merry Christmas

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Ranfurly Castle Member Survey - RESULTS

Membership Categories (not sure about the 34 Junior Members that are 80 + !!

The Club's Member Survey is now complete and the results are now posted.
You will find the details on the Main Club Website Page.

Alternatively Click on the following link to see The Survey Report

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Ladies Christmas Lunch Success and Helen is the Christmas Star

Thanks to the 34 ladies who were at our Christmas lunch today.

The winner of the Christmas outfit competition was Helen Crichton --  Well done !

On behalf of the Ladies committee I would like to wish all the ladies at Ranfurly Castle a very Merry Christmas and good wishes for 2012.

Thanks go to Marion Munro and Carol Fell for the photos taken at today's event

Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas 9 hole Stableford Competition

The Christmas 9 Hole Competition has been cancelled. The Stableford was due to be played on Wednesday, 14th December. Because of extremely poor weather forecasted for this week we thought it would be better to cancel the golf.
Lunch is still on and will be served from 1pm onwards. If you have not yet added your name to the lunch menu please add to the list in the ladies locker room .
Remember that there will be a prize for the most entertaining festive outfit.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Christmas 9 hole Stableford & Lunch

Wednesday, 14th December 2011, Christmas 9 Hole Stableford.

The ballot will be drawn at 10.00am followed by lunch at 1.00pm.

Lunch will cost £5.00. This includes a choice of either Lentil soup or turkey & cranberry sandwich on brown or white bread, mince pie and tea and coffee.

Please add your name to the list in the ladies locker room indicating your choice of food.
Festive dress a must.

Monday, December 05, 2011

Direct Link to the Ladies Blog

As requested by many of the ladies --- who have been looking for a DIRECT LINK to the LADIES BLOG then CLICK HERE.
You can print out this notice and follow the instructions.The notice will also be placed in the Ladies Locker Room.
Hope this is of some help
Your Webmaster Carol Fell

Friday, November 18, 2011

Autumn Mailing --- FROM THE SLGA

The SLGA Autumn Mailing to clubs was posted on 16 November 2011.
It contains a letter from the Chairman, Shona Malcolm, a conditions of competition checklist, the mailing update form and the 2012 subscription form.

Seminars on handicapping and the Rules of Golf will be held between 6 December 2011 and 19 January 2012 at locations round the country. An invitation and booking form, for a maximum of 4 attendees per club (ladies and Men), are also in the pack.

Friday, November 11, 2011

SGU/SLGA Seminar

John King, Blair Anderson, Jack Snell and Vivien Howe attended the seminar at Haggs Castle yesterday. The speakers were very informative and have given us plenty to think about!

Armistice Day - November 11th 2011

'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)

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Ranfurly Castle win the West Renfrewshire League

Sue Lyon receives the Division 1 Winners Trophy
The West Renfrewshire League AGM was held at Ranfurly Castle Golf Club this evening Wednesday 9 November at 7.30pm.
18 ladies attended with tea being provided at the beginning of the evening. The business was completed promptly which included an agreement to allow the use of Sky Caddies in matches. This allowed the representatives a chance to mix and also to put some provisional dates in the 2012.
The Divisional Trophies were presented to the winning Clubs by Ranfurly Castle's Lady Captain Karin Mackenzie. Sue Lyon,  team captain for Ranfurly Castle, collected the Division 1 Trophy

Final Results:
Division 1: Ranfurly Castle and Gleddoch were level on points and games won. Ranfurly Castle were confirmed as the winners after a count back of "holes up".
Division 2: Winners: Renfrew, Runners up: Caldwell.
Division 3: Kilmacolm and Gourock were joint leaders with Kilmacolm the winners as they had won the most games.

To see the other Divisional Winners Photographs (Courtesy  of Agnes Williamson ) go to the West of Scotland Website

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Renfrewshire Ladies County and West Vets AGM'S

Some of the prizewinners at the RLCGA AGM - Click to enlarge

Renfrewshire Ladies County Golf Association held their Annual General Meeting and Prizegiving last Wednesday - 2nd November at Haggs Castle Golf Club.
Denise Cowan, Maureen Cook, Carol Fell, Anne Judge, Mary Hardie, Jean Irvine, Jan Macnab, Marion Munro, Alexandra Qayum and Agnes Williamson all featured in the Prizewinners List.

We all know that GB&I men hold the Walker Cup, European Professionals hold both the Ryder Cup and Solheim Cup and all that remains is the Curtis Cup, the amateur ladies trophy. This match will be held in Scotland at Nairn 8-10 June 2012 and the SLGA are hoping that Scotland can be the scene of the clean sweep of all the Team Championships. At a meeting in Strathmore in September each Scottish County was asked to put forward an ‘Ambassador’. 
Carol Fell was announced as being appointed as this County Ambassador post to liaise with the SLGA to help get support for the GB&I team.

To read the full AGM report, see photographs and the full prizewinners list --- GO TO THE RLCGA WEBSITE   --   then click on Home and the bottom of that post to get all there posts

The following day - Thursday 3rd November the West Vets AGM was held at Cowglen Golf Club. West Vets Captain Fiona Roger chaired the meeting and gave an excellent report on a very successful 2011 season.
The prize giving took place at the end of the meeting and Mary Irvine received the Bronze Championship runners up prize. To read the full report go to the West Vets Website

Monday, October 31, 2011

Marion and Agnes have a 16 hole knockout !!

Marion Munro and Agnes Williamson had a real tussle in their 12 hole Knockout Winter Singles tie. They were all square after 12 holes and the pair had FOUR extra holes to be played starting from the 1st hole before there was a winner. Marion was the winner.

To keep up to date with the results -- CLICK HERE
If you have played please send in your results by clicking on the link on the LHS of this Webpage.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Ranfurly Ladies enjoy their Annual Dinner

40 Ladies enjoyed the Annual Dinner and Medal Prizegiving last night in the Clubhouse. There was much chat and laughter as everyone enjoyed their evening. The Lady Captain, Karin Mackenzie presented the 2011 Season Medal winners with their Silver Spoons and prizes.

CLICK HERE to see some larger photographs

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Greenlees Lunch and Presentation at Whitecraigs Golf Club

Fiona and Carol
Fiona Roger and Carol Fell represented Ranfurly Castle at the Greenlees Lunch and Presentation of Trophies today at Whitecraigs Golf Club. Fiona who has been the West of Scotland Greenlees Secretary for the past 3 years chaired the lunch which was attended by approximately 50 ladies who represented clubs from all three divisions. Milngavie were presented with the Greenlees Trophy.
To read the full report from the event go to the West of Scotland Website

12 Hole Winter Singles Draw and Results

The 12 Hole Winter Singles Knockout Competition is now underway. To keep up to date with the results -- CLICK HERE
If you have played please send in your results by clicking on the link on the LHS of this Webpage.

Monday, October 24, 2011

12 Hole Final Swing - Vivien Howe is the Winner

Played Wednesday 19th October 2011, 28 entries.

Winner - Vivien Howe 22 pts (bih)
Runner up - Susan Reid 22 pts

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Greenlees Team enjoy an end of season outing to Dundonald Links

Anne, Evy and Lois - Cheers

13 Greenlees Team players enjoyed an end of season outing to Dundonald Links yesterday. After a spot of lunch a Team Stableford Waltz was played (1 score to count at the first, 2 at the 2nd and 3 at the 3rd hole then back to one score again).
The weather held out apart from a bad shower in the middle.
The winning team who received 3/4 of their handicap (due to being a team of 4) was Anne Judge, Marion Munro, Maureen Cook and Sarah Ekford with 72 points. The Runners up team was Carol Fell, Iona Stephen and Nancy MacGadie with 63 points. Sarah and Iona had the best individual scores with 33 points each.
Fiona Roger was nearest the pin at the 6th. However, since she had donated a glove, Carol Fell received it for having a 2 at the 6th.
Unfortunately we were sorry that we had two call offs at the last moment ---  Lesley Robertson, who had  work commitments and Denise Cowan who has damaged her cruciate ligament -- Denise we wish you a speedy recovery.
We all then went to North Gailes after the match for refreshments and a lovely meal.

Many thanks go to the Greenlees Team Captain Anne Judge for organising the event.


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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Ladies October Medal and Gran's Trophy

Medal Played Wednesday 28th September 2011, 40 entries, SSS 73, CSS 76
Scratch Winner - Anne Robinson 83
Silver Winner - Mary Craig (10) 74
Runner up - Anne Robinson (8) 75
Bronze Winner - Marion Reid (26) 76
Runner up - Jean Irvine (21) 78 bih
Gran's Trophy
Played 28th September 2011, 24 entries, SSS 73, CSS 76
Winner - Anne Robinson

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Alexandra Qayum is Runner Up in the Renfrewshire County Junior Championship

Alexandra is presented with her runners up prize by County Captain Trish Brown
The Renfrewshire Junior Championship final was played over Old Ranfurly Golf Club yesterday and Alexandra Qayum put up a very spirited fight against Linsey Stevenson from Whitecraigs and Elie Golf Club. Alex was 2 up at one point and played exceedingly well. To read the full report go to the Renfrewshire Ladies County Website

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Alexandra and Khalid Qayum are runners up in the SLGA Adult and Girls Foursomes

The results from the SLGA Adult and Girl foursomes today at Auchterarder are as follows:
Overall winners:
Emma Kennedy and Iain Kennedy (Paisley) 39 points (daughter-father).
Cat One (HCP 0-11)
Alexandra and Khalid Qayum (Ranfurly Castle) 34 points (daughter and father)
Catherine and Elizabeth Goodwin (Glenbervie) 33 points (daughter and mother).

Cat two (HCP 12-18)
Kirsten and John Brown (Torrance House) 37 points (daughter and father)
Beth and Thomas Donoghue (Alloa/Brucefields) 35 points (daughter and father).

Cat three (HCP 19-36)
Fiona and John Rattray (Douglas Park)36 points (daughter and father)
Caitlin and Douglas Turner (Swanston / Baberton) 35 points (daughter and father).

Cat Four pre - handicap girls
Sophie Meek and Chris Healy (Carnoustie Ladies) 31 points (unrelated)
Lisa McPherson and Douglas Hunter (Baberton) 27 points (assume unrelated)
Eilidh and Euan Henderson (Kirkcaldy) 26 points (daughter and father). This wee girl is only seven years of age!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Ranfurly Castle players at Forres today playing in the Commonwealth Spoon Finals

The Commonwealth Spoon Finals were played at Forres Golf Club today 22nd September.
The Renfrewshire players representing the County were:
Sheila Gray and Mary Hardie (Ranfurly Castle)
Sarah Eckford and Iona Stephen (Ranfurly Castle)
Anne Robinson and Helen Crichton (Ranfurly Castle)
Lois Brown and Elizabeth Crichton (Kilmacolm)
Don't know how they all got on but none of them were in the prizewinners list
To read the results go to the West Of Scotland Website

Greenlees Team finish 4th and stay in the 1st Division

Milngavie have won the Greenlees Trophy after a tight finish

Milngavie 46.5
Troon 45.5
Cathkin Braes 44
Ranfurly Castle 38.5
Kilmarnock Barassie 37.5
Whitecraigs 36
Kilmacolm 30
Douglas Park 26
Prestwick St Nicholas 20

Carol wins the Scottish Vets Greensomes with Partner Helen Faulds

Carol and Helen Faulds - click to enlarge
The Scottish Vets Jamboree was held on Sunday to Tuesday of this week at Blairgowrie Golf Club.
Fiona Roger (West Vets Captain), Carol Fell, Moyra Gordon, and Pat Walker (Past Vets Captain) were all there.

The Greensomes Competition was played over the Lansdowne Course on Tuesday

Carol Fell and Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) won the Tony Moffat Memorial Trophy for the best Scratch  Score of 78 (3 over the SSS OF 75) and the Beddows Quaich for 1st handicap 78-7-71.
Carol was absolutely delighted to play well on the day and allow them to retain both trophies that they had won in 2010. Her partner Helen is the Captain of the Scottish Vets and also Captain the Scottish Seniors Team that will be playing in the Home Internationals at Tramore Golf Club in Ireland next week.
 Heather Anderson and Lorna Bennett who are both in the Scottish Senior International Team were runners up for the scratch award with an 80.
To read the full report go to the Wets Vets Website

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Gran's Trophy

Due the very wet weather today. The Gran's Trophy will now be played in conjunction with October Medal on the 28th of September 2011.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Ranfurly Castle Win Division 1 of the West Renfrewshire League 2011

Although level with Gleddoch on points, a nail-biting countback of "holes up" confirmed Ranfurly Castle as winners of The West Renfrewshire League Division 1.
Congratulations to the Ladies who played: Iona Stephen, Morag Cunningham, Helen Craig, Sue Lyons, Shona Stewart, Doreen McConnell, Jan Macnab, Maureen Cook and Karin MacKenzie.(the matches comprise of teams of 6)
The silverware will be presented at the AGM due to be held on Wednesday 9th November coincidently at Ranfurly Castle as we are the host club this year.
For information Renfrew won Division 2 and Kilmacolm Division 3.
Finally our thanks to Sue Lyons who organised the teams for this competition.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Charity Best Ball Stableford - Nearly £100 Raised for the Samaritans

Winners - Denise Cowan, Dorothy Sangster and Carol Reid  (Click to enlarge)

Runners Up - Mary Irving, Maureen Cook and Joy McLeod
Click to enlarge

43 ladies played today in the Charity Tri Am. We were very lucky with the weather especially after the storms in the last couple of days! Nearly £100 was raised for the Samaritans and the prizes were kindly donated by Dorothy Simpson and Vicky Rennie. The winning team was Denise Cowan, Carol Reid and Dorothy Sangster with 68 points and Maureen Cook, Mary Irving and Joy McLeod were 2nd with 65 points.
 Thanks to all the ladies for supporting this fun event.

A WEE EXTRA FROM YOUR WEBMASTER CAROL --- This was the 1st time I had played in the "YELLOW BALL" Tri Am. Great event -- We were all panicking about losing the ball when it was your turn to play --- Reminded me of a good video that will make you laugh !!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Captain Karin wins the Bronze Knockout

Congratulations go to Karin MacKenzie who won a thrilling Bronze Knockout Final against Jean Murray.
The very close match went to the 19th Hole CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL THE RESULTS

Jan Macnab's daughter Alison wins the Renfrewshire Par 3 Competition

Alison Macnab
Thanks go to Jan Macnab for sending in a lovely photo of her daughter Alison who won the Renfrewshire County Par 3 Competition. The event was played on the same day as our on Club Championship Final.
Jane McCabe from Ranfurly Castle GC also won a prize - Nearest the Pin in 2 at 5th hole in the 8 hole competition
To read the full report go to the Renfrewshire County Website

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Agnes Williamson partners Jackie Gray from Gleddoch to win the Renfrewshire Autumn Meeeting

Congratulations go to Agnes Williamson who won today's RLCGA Autumn meeting over Renfrew today. I believe she was a late substitute for a call off and partnered Jackie Gray (Past Ranfurly Castle Member) from Gleddoch
The format was a Greensomes Stableford.
Runners-up were MARION MUNRO AND JEAN IRVINE (Ranfurly Castle) In 3rd place was ANNABEL KANE AND RENA SIMPSON (Kilmacolm) with a better inward half from ALISON MCGINNIGLE AND (Cochrane Castle) and Ranfurly Castle's JAN MACNAB 
To see all the results go to the Renfrewshire Ladies County Website

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Ladies Meeting for Mitchell Trophy - Jan Macnab is the Trophy Winner

Played 7th September 2011, 21 entries, SSS 73, CSS 76 (Reduction Only)
Winner - Jan Macnab (15) 77 bih
Runner up - Mary Hardie (20) 77

Sunday, September 04, 2011


Denise - 2011 Champion
Click to enlarge
Denise Cowan is our new Ladies Club Champion for 2011.

Gents - Stewart Burke (winner) Neil Stewart (runner-up)
Seniors - Ronnie Judge (winner) Ian McCreery (runner-up)
Ladies - Denise Cowan (winner) Anne Judge (runner-up)
Junior Boys - Lee Wingate (winner) Ben Adamson (runner-up)
Junior Boys Handicap - Jonathan Devine (winner-up) Gregory Hirst (runner-up)
Holms Plate - Jamie McAllister (winner) Ken Lyons (runner-up)

Congratulations to both Anne and Denise for a nail biting final.
Denise finally winning on the 19th hole.
Thanks also to everyone who came to support the girls.
To see some photographs from the day's event -- Click on the small thumbnail below

Ranfurly Castle 2011 Club Championship

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Denise loses in the Final of the Renfrewshire County Rosebowl

The final of the Renfrewshire County Rosebowl was played yesterday at Ralston Golf Club.
Denise Cowan
who had been cut to 6 after her good round in Wednesday's Medal, had to give Marion Stewart from Kilmacolm 4 shots in the round.

Marion went 2 up immediately after Denise dropped shots at the first 2 holes then Denise managed to get the score back to all square at the 7th. Then at the 10th hole Marion had the only birdie of the round to go back to 1up and eventually she was dormie on the 16th tee . She won there with a par 5 to clinch the trophy after playing some very steady golf.

Hard luck Denise but well done in making the final.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Denise Cowan wins the September Medal

Silver: Denise Cowan (7) 69, Iona Stephen (12) 73
Bronze: Jean Irvine (21 77, Marilynn Muirhead (24) 77
Scratch : Denise Cowan 76
SSS 73 , CSS 74.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011


The Ladies Championship Final will be on Sunday, 4th of September.
The match will start at approximately 1.30pm.
The prize giving will hopefully be between 5.30 - 6.00pm.
Best wishes to both Anne and Denise.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

SGU and SLGA Golf Survey

The SGU and SLGA are inviting golfers to take part in a comprehensive Scottish Golf Player Survey to help them gain an insight into the playing habits of golfers across Scotland, with everyone who completes the questionnaire being entered into a draw to win a TaylorMade golf bag.

Questions include the frequency of your golf, both playing and practising, your thoughts on your club’s facilities and what you’d like to see improved at your golf club.

To find out more and take part in the Survey go to the Scottish Golf Union Website

Club Championship 2011 -Anne v Denise Final

Congratulations go to Anne Judge and Denise Cowan who have made their way through to this year's Club Championship Final on Sunday 4th September. Please do come along and support the final which I am sure will be a terrific event

Club Championship : Leading Qualifier Natasha Qayum

1st Round
Semi Final
Final played on Sunday 4th Sept 2011
Anne Robinson

Anne Robinson                              

Anne Judge
Marion Munro
Mary Craig

Anne Judge
Anne Judge
Denise Cowan

Denise Cowan

Denise Cowan
Carol Fell
Fiona Roger

Natasha Qayum                                                 
Natasha Qayum

Bronze Championship : Leading Qualifier Helen Abram

Congratulations go to Marjorie Mitchell who beat Helen Abram in the final of this years Bronze Championship. The match was very closely contested with Marjorie winning on the 18th green

1st Round (Play by 15th July)
Semi Final by 12th August
Final played by 5th September 2010
Helen Abram

Helen Abram

Helen Abram

Winner: Marjorie Mitchell
Karin Mackenzie
Anne Nicholl

Anne Nicholl
Helen Crichton
Evelyn McDermid

Marion Reid

Marjorie Mitchell
Marion Reid
Moira Wilson

Marjorie Mitchell
Marjorie Mitchell

Monday, August 29, 2011

Marion and Georgina win the Summer Foursomes

Marion and Georgina - Click to enlarge - Courtesy of Jean Irvine
The final of the Summer Foursomes was held this morning. Marion Munro and Georgina Halfnight beat Jean Irvine and Pamela Wilson 3 and 2. This is Marions 3rd Summer Foursomes title in a row!

Ladies Dual Day Sept Medal

Played Sunday 28 August 2011, CSS-76(RO), 1 entry
Winner: Helen Craig (12) 85

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Outing to Aberfoyle was a great success

Jan McNab, Joy McLeod and Marion Reid were the winners of the Ranfurly Castle Outing to Aberfoyle today .

Carol Reid, and her team were second.

  Elizabeth Jessop (pictured left) won the bunker lucky dip prize.

Amongst us (all 18 of us) we lost 57 golf balls

Meg and Karin were on the slippery slope, led by me I have to admit!.

Also do you like my butterfly 

 It was a great day, but what a course, thank goodness the weather was lovely. Clubhouse and catering were excellent, a great day was had by all.

Thanks go to Jean Irvine for the report  and photographs --- Click on all photos to enlarge

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Greenlees Team win their Final Match against Douglas Park

Greenlees matches tee off
Click to enlarge
The Greenlees Team had a terrific 8 - 1 win against Douglas Park today in their final match.
The game started in lovely sunshine and then the downpour started. The 18th green became flooded -- but luckily only the 9th match (last game) had to go to the last hole and by then the sunshine had reappeared - the water on the 18th had subsided and Lois Brown had a halved match and we were able to complete the match. All team players were unbeaten -- A great result.
The team has now finished with 38.5 points and are probably safe to stay in the 1st division
Many thanks to all who have played throughout the season.

Anne Judge (Greenlees Captain)

Cathkin Braes, Milngavie and Kilmarnock Barassie --- look as if any one of these teams could win. --- CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE SCORES AND UPDATES

Marjorie Mitchell is the 2011 Bronze Champion

Congratulations go to Marjorie Mitchell who beat Helen Abram in the final of this years Bronze Championship. The match was very closely contested with Marjorie winning on the 18th green.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


LUNCH --- (Soup/sandwiches will be available from 12 mid-day)

To Allow you to organise the sharing of transport the draw is as follows:

13.00 - Marion Munro/Marilyn Mirner/Eileen Walker
13.06 - Vivien Howe/Carol Reid/Vicky Rennie
13.12 - Jan MacNab/Marion Reid/Joy Macleod
13.18 - Jean Irvine/Karin Mackenzie/Meg MacDonald
13.24 - Mary Hardie/Alison Robertson/Linda MacDougall
13.30 - Agnes Williamson/Marilynn Muirhead/Elizabeth Jessop

Journey time from Bridge of Weir is 1 hour. Electric buggies can be hired for £20(contact club in advance), pull along trolleys £2

Please phone me should you want to join us or be a reserve (cost £40). 01505 874913
Finally a reminder that there is no shop at the golf club


POOH PUTTER - Captain's Team Wins

Karin and Vivien with the Pooh Putter - Click to enlarge
The Pooh Putter was won this year by the Captain's Team 6 - 3. Winnie Kerr, who was a captain in 1949-1950, donated the putter for this fun event. The weather was lovely and listening to the noise in the lounge afterwards it appeared that everyone enjoyed the golf and the company!

MacLean Cup - Saturday 20th August

Sadly the MacLean Cup has been cancelled this year due to lack of entrants.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Due to poor weather conditions on Wednesday, 10th August, it has been decided to reschedule two competitions.


Will now be played on WEDNESDAY, 21st SEPTEMBER.
Tee reserved- 9.00-10.30am, 12.45-1.30pm or "by arrangement".


Will now be played on WEDNESDAY, 12th OCTOBER.
4th tee reserved from 10.00-10.45am.

We just need to keep our fingers crossed that the weather will suddenly become warm and sunny.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Alexandra Qayum is tied for fourth place in the SLGA Under 14's Championship

This Championship is jointly run by the SGU and SLGA for leading under 14 male and female golfers. First contested in 2001, the event is the youngest national age group championhip in Scotland, which also features an U12 category within. The event has been greatly supported by the Loretto School Golf Academy who have been sponsors since 2004 and attracts talented young golfers from across the UK. It shall comprise 18 holes of stroke play.
Click on the following link to see the scores today after the Competition was reduced to one round due to rain !
Loretta Schools Under 14 Scottish Girls Championships

Not a good day for the home players in the rain-abbreviated Loretto School Scottish Under-14 girls' open championship at Aberdour Golf Club, Fife today .

Leading Scottish girls were Chloe Goadby (St Regulus) and Alexandra Qayum (Ranfurly Castle) who tied for fourth place with Samantha Fuller (Roehampton).

Par 68 CSS tbc
74 Susana Vik (Nor).
77 Clara Kelly (Hagley), Emily Lyle (Worksop).
78 Samantha Fuller (Roehampton), Chloe Goadby (St Regulus), Alexandra Qayum (Ranfurly Castle).
79 Sophie Maguire (St Regulus), Victoria Mallett (Sutton Coldfield), Emma Hale (Troon Ladies).
80 Angharad Evans (St Pierre).
81 Sophie Newlove (Notts Ladies), Fiona Liddell (Ger).

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Unfortunately due to the continuous wet weather Kerr Rowan , the Green keeper has said that the course is unplayable.
If there is a space in the fixture diary we will try and organise another date for the Gran's Trophy.

Tuesday, August 09, 2011


Karin present Norman with a cheque for £700 - Click to enlarge
The sun shone on the Annual Ladies Open Day on Monday, 8th August.
47 teams played with Ladies playing from as far a field as Aberdeen.
The charity raffle raised £700.00. A fantastic amount and many thanks to all the members who donated prizes. A cheque for the above amount was presented by the Lady Captain, Karin MacKenzie, to Mr Norman Walker, Chairman of the Accord Hospice.
Norman Walker , a member and a Past Captain of Ranfurly Castle thanked all the ladies for their donations and gave a small resume of the cost of running the hospice.

The Results:
1st Prize -- W. Chung( Cathcart), F. Yip ( Cowglen) & M. Lin ( East Kiblride) --- nett 63 .
2nd Prize-- D. Barton , G. Malone & C. McIntyre ( All Largs) --- nett 64 ( bih).
3rd Prize -- G.Cragg, M. Kirkham & l. Wilkie ( all Milngavie) --- nett 64.
4th Prize---- M. Hamilton, R. Brown & E.Wales ( all Dullater) --- nett 66.

Nearest Pin; Silver- M. Cook : Bronze- M. Linn.
Longest drive; Silver- J. Potter : Bronze - P. Taggart.

The Open Day raised £800.00 from entry fees.
Many thanks must go to Marion Munro, Jean Irvine, Alison Robertson & Sally Smyth for organising a perfect day.
Alot of hard work goes into producing such a successful event.
Also to the girls who helped on the day. Linda MacDougall, Karen Binning, Vivien Howe & Karin MacKenzie.
Also, many thanks to Jean's husband John for organising the car park and to Jean for taking the photographs.

Finally Wendy Gibbons from Erskine Golf Club would like to thank all staff and club members who helped her after she took a "little tumble" at the 15th. She is feeling "absolutely fine"

Monday, August 08, 2011

Natasha and Alexandra do well in the Renfrewshire County Medal at Gleddoch

Natasha Qayum had the best scratch score of the day today in the Renfrewshire County August Medal at Gleddoch. In extremely windy and tough conditions her gross score of 81 was the best of the day. Younger sister Alexandra had the best net score of the day in the 13+ handicap group.
To read all the results, and retrieve the handicap exchange letters go to the RLCGA WEBSITE

POOH PUTTER - Wednesday 17th August 2011


09.30 P MacKenzie/K MacKenzie (19) V Howe/E Walker (25)
09.36 M Cook/P Wilson (22) M Hardie/J Giles (26)
09.42 P Pennel/J Murray (26) M Parrott/M Reid (23)
09.48 H Abram/C Keanie (24) M Gordon/M Irving (22)
09.54 L Snodgrass/M Mitchell (21) E MacGregor/E Jessop (20)
10.00 M Munro/Jean Murray (18) R Reedie/V Rennie (22)

13th TEE

09.30 A Williamson/C Reid (21) R Ogilvie/H Crichton (21)
09.36 J Irvine/E McDermid (23) S Biggart/A Robertson (21)
09.42 J MacDonald/D Simpson (23) J McNab/A Nicoll (18)

Reserves always welcome. Write your name below or contact Vivien on 01505 382987.

Sunday, August 07, 2011

The Lady Captain's Team win the Haldane Cup

Karen holds up the Haldane Cup - Click to enlarge
The Captain's Team v the Lady- Captain's Team match was played this morning in rather damp conditions. The venue was reduced to 13 holes due to the weather. The ladies were winners for a third time in a row by 7.5 - 2.5. A lovely lunch was enjoyed by all after the event. Here are some photographs from the after match lunch.


Wednesday, August 03, 2011

August Medal - Denise Cowan is the Winner

Played Wednesday 3rd August 2011, 32 entries, SSS 73, CSS 73

Scratch: Denise Cowan 80
Silver : Denise Cowan (7) 73
Runner up - Anne Robinson (8) 74 (bih)
Bronze : Jean Irvine (21) 76
Runner up - Cynthia Keanie (28) 79

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Natasha, Iona, Alexandra and Louise all played in the St Andrews Junior Strokeplay

Natasha Qayum had a gross 78 net 73, Iona Stephens a gross 83 net 70, Alexandra Qayum  a gross 89 a net 75 and Louise Binning a gross 95 net 76 yesterday in the St Andrews Junior Open Strokeplay Championship  over the Eden Course at St Andrews.
Natasha did not qualify for the Scratch Matchplay event.
Congratulations go to Iona who qualified for the Net Matchplay Knockout Stages. However she lost this morning -- Good experience and a real learning curve -- Well done Iona and we hope you keep up your good play -- She is now down to a handicap of 13 -- Great News

Greenlees Team lose to Cathkin Braes

Hi Ladies
This afternoon the Greenlees team played Cathkin Braes Ranfurly Castle and I am sorry to report that we lost 5-4.
It is only a small blip and I am sure the team will have a good win at our last match which is on 24th August. Most of the teams have still got more matches to play so it will be September before we will have all the results, however I am confident that we will stay in Division 1.

Totals to date:
Ranfurly Castle 30.5 (Played 7)
Kilmarnock Barassie 28 (Played 5)
Cathkin Braes 27.5 (Played 5)
Kilmacolm 21.5 (Played 4)
Troon 21.5 (Played 5)
Whitecraigs 19 (Played 4)
Milngavie 17.5 (Played 4)
Douglas Park 12.5 (Played 3)
Prestwick St Nicholas 11 (Played 4)

Bottles and Blooms Requested-Good Cause!

Ladies our Annual Open Day takes place next Monday 8th August (where has the year gone!).
We had great support for the charity raffle prizes last year and do hope for the same generous support this year ( bottles of wine and nice flower pots). The raffle money raised will be donated to the Accord Hospice.
So not delay, there is a box in the locker room...all donations are very much appreciated.
This is a great day, the Open Day ladies committee work hard for both the club (entry fees go to the club) and one of our special local hospice's.
A very important/special combination.

Monday, August 01, 2011

Children's Day - Everyone enjoyed the day.

33 children took part today in Children's Day. Despite the mixed weather conditions everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.

Thanks very much to the committee for their help and to Sheila Biggart who did the scoring. Also thanks to all the parents and grandparents for their help marking the children's cards.

The prizes were presented by Karin MacKenzie our Lady Captain.

Ladies Dual Day Medal

Played Sunday 31 Jul 2011
2 Entries. SSS-73 CSS-73

Silver Winner: Lesley Robertson (2) 74
Runner-Up: Helen Craig (12) 75
Scratch: Lesley Roberston 76

Friday, July 29, 2011

Natasha, Iona and Alexandra all played in the Scottish Junior Strokeplay Championships

Play got underway this week in the 2011 Scottish Ladies' Junior Open Stroke Play Championship  at Cardross Golf Club

Natasha, Iona and Alexandra all played in it. Natasha had a very good 77 in the 1st round -- 2 over the CSS.
However Natasha had a poor round on day 2 and  did not play in the 3rd round
Iona completed the 3 rounds ( Gross 86, 90, 85)  as did Alexandra-- well done to you both.


Thursday, July 28, 2011

Alexandra is a Winner at our Junior Open

Alexandra Qayum -Winner of the handicap Award

Ranfurly Castle's first Junior Open was held on Friday 22nd July. Congratulations to Alexandra Qayum who had the best net score (73). Her score has now been entered into the Abu Dhabi Junior Golf Championships.

Stableford, Veterans' and Gillies Trophies

Played 27th July 2011, 36 entries, SSS 73, CSS 74, PAR 74

Veterans' Trophy, 35 entries
Winner - Moyra Gordon (21) 37pts bih

Gillies Trophy, 25 entires
Winner - Pamela Mackenzie (15) 37pts

Sneak a Peek at Rory's Back Garden !!

Sneak a Peek at Rory McIlroy's Back Garden -- CLICK HERE
Thanks go to Rosemary Olgilvie for this --- Perhaps this is where we go wrong -- not enough practice !!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Renfrewshire Junior County Fun Event

The RLCGA County Junior Committee has organised a ‘Fun’ event which will be held at the Playsport Centre in East Kilbride on Saturday, 13th August from 10am to 11.30am. Our Renfrewshire PGA Professional, Lesley Mackay, is planning several interesting activities for this coaching session.

We are asking Junior Convenors to pass on this information to girls in their clubs. All girls are invited whether they have a CONGU handicap, Club handicap or no handicap but are keen to improve their golf.

The cost of the session is £5 and is payable by cash on the day or by cheque made out to RLCGA.

Could the Convenors or the girls let me know in advance how many wish to attend. You can contact me at   or leave a message on my phone at 01505 705450.

Maureen Mitchell  (RLCGA Junior Convenor)​    ​    ​

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Stableford ,Veterans' Competition & Gillies Trophy

The Gillies Trophy will be played alongside the Stableford and Veterans' Trophy on Wednesday, 27tJuly.
This is because the Gillies Trophy had to be cancelled in June due to wet weather. Both these competitions are normally organised by a pre -ballot sheet but due to the cancellation the competitions will now be played at the normal ballot times.
( 9.00 - 10.30am, 12.45- 1.30 pm, & 5.45-6.00pm).

All ladies can play in the Stableford Competition. Ladies over 50 yrs may enter into the Veterans Trophy & over 65 yrs in the Gillies Trophy.

Here are some recent videos of Janet Gillies who wishes you all well

Monday, July 25, 2011

Greenlees Team have a good win against Prestwick St. Nicholas

Our sixth Greenlees match took place today at home at Ranfurly Castle against Prestwick St. Nicholas in extremely good conditions. The course and the weather was stunning and I am glad to report the outcome was too with the final score of 81/2 to 1/2 to Ranfurly Castle. A big thank you to all who played and well done. Only two more matches left and both are at home, so fingers crossed.

Total Points so far:

Kilmarnock Barassie 28 - Played 5
Ranfurly Castle 26.5 - Played 6
Cathkin Braes 22.5 - Played 4
Kilmacolm 21.5 - Played 4
Whitecraigs 19 - Played 4
Milngavie 17.5 - Played 4
Troon 15 - Played 4
Prestwick St Nicholas 11 - Played 5
Douglas Park 10 - Played 2

Thanks go to Marion Munro for the report.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Scottish Ladies Foursomes--- Why not Enter ?

The Entries for the Scottish Ladies Stroke Play Foursomes Championship which is to be played at Glenbervie Golf Club on Sunday 28 August are soon to close. Please note that the conditions for this competition have changed quite considerably this year in that a pair no longer have to be members of the same club – i.e. any two ladies from any two clubs can now play with each other providing they are members of clubs that are affiliated to the SLGA and providing their CONGU handicaps are each 35 or less.

I have attached a copy of the entry form as well as a link to the entry form on the SLGA web-site.
Entry Form for Scotiish Foursomes

The closing date for this competition is Monday 1 August.

Please let me know if you have any questions about this event or any other SLGA competition.

Kind Regards
Claire Hargan
Championship Manager
Scottish Ladies Golfing Association Limited
The Den
2 Dundee Road
01738 442357
Registration Number 308709

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Summer Outing 25 August-Aberfoyle- Still Only £40!

My thanks to those who have already put their name on the sheet, I have no doubt that we will have a very enjoyable day.
However there are many names missing- you know who you are....
So please, re-check your diary,and sign up as soon as you can.

Cheques made payable to RCGC Ladies section as soon as possible

This a great package..and will be hard to beat in the coming years.
Pre-golf soup, sandwiches, 18holes of golf with stunning views, and a 2 course high tea.
(And we will throw in some prizes:)


Greenlees Team lose to Kilmarnock Barassie

Iona enjoys her 1st Greenlees Match - Click to enlarge

Today the Greenlees team travelled to Kilmarnock Barassie to play our 5th match of the season. The weather was very benign with lovely playing conditions. The course was great with fabulous greens. Unfortunately, the outcome was not quite as good. We lost 8 - 1, but four of the games did go to the 18th, so we were very close to a different outcome.
One of those matches included our 'Rookie' Iona, (pictured above) who did very well and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
The company was good and as usual the 'apres golf' was excellent.

Thanks go to Marion Munro for the report

Summer Meeting for Walker Quaich

Played 20th July 2011, 19 entries, SSS 73, CSS 76 RO
Winner - Alexandra Qayum (15) 76bih
Runner up - Helen Crichton (26) 76

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Denise Cowan wins the Renfrewshire County Medal over Fereneze

Denise Cowan - Winner of the RLCGA July Medal - Click to enlarge
Denise Cowan had a great score today over Fereneze in today's Renfrewshire County Medal. Her Gross score of 75 was 4 over the SSS of 71. Denise playing off 7 was also the best net score of the day -- a net 68.
She has now reduced her handicap to 6 --- Many Congratulations Denise.
Iona Stephen was 3rd in the 13+ Handicap group

To read the full report go to the RLCGA WEBSITE

Monday, July 11, 2011

Ladies Extra July Stableford

Played 9th July 2011, 3 entries, SSS 73, CSS 73, Par 74

Winner Anne Judge (8) 36pts
Runner up Eunice Muir (18) 34pts

Thursday, July 07, 2011

County Golf Open Meeting & Scottish Mixed Foursomes Closing Dates

County Golf Open Meeting
Please could you remind your County Members that the closing date for the County Golf Open Meeting is fast approaching.  They have until Monday 18 July to enter this competition which will be held at Peterculter Golf Club on Tuesday 16 August.  The uptake for this event has so far been fairly low so please remind your County Members that this event is taking place and is open to ALL members of a Scottish Ladies County Golf Association.  Entrants can choose to play with their friends or elect to play with someone else so it is a great opportunity to have a day out and play with friends or to meet and play with new people.

Entry Form Link:

Scottish Mixed Foursomes
The closing date for the Scottish Mixed Foursomes competition is also on Monday 18 July.  This is just a mixed open like any other and is open to any mixed pair that satisfy the entry criteria.  The only difference is that the scratch prizes get the priority.  This year's competition is at Mortonhall Golf Club on Sunday 21st August in Edinburgh which by all accounts is in excellent condition and is well worth the trip.

Entry Form Link:

Please let me know if you have any questions about these or any other Scottish Ladies' Golfing Association Championships or events.

Kind Regards,
Claire Hargan
Championship Manager
Scottish Ladies Golfing Association Limited
The Den
2 Dundee Road
01738 442357
Registration Number 308709

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

July Medal Results

July Medal Played 6th July, 4 entries, SSS 73, CSS 76 RO

Scratch: Natasha Qayum 83
Silver winner :Natasha Qayum (5) 78
R/up Alexandra Qayum(14) 85
Bronze winner: Morag Cunningham (26) 79

Monday, July 04, 2011


We have been offered the opportunity to buy a HOLE SIGN BOARD.
Thus, allowing the promotion of the Ladies Section at Ranfurly Castle Golf club.
If you feel you would like to make a donation towards a sign, please give your contrubutions to Mr King, Club Secertary.

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Carol and Fiona return from the Scottish Seniors played over Portpatrick Dunskey

Fiona and Carol - Click to enlarge
Carol Fell and Fiona Roger have just returned from playing in the Scottish Seniors Strokeplay at Portpatrick, Dunskey last week. They both had a great time and met up with past Ranfurly Castle member --- Vicky Sandeman  ---- Janet Gillies's daughter (pictured below) and the other half of the Winter Greensomes Trophy -- THE CARVIC ROSEBOWL - (Carol and Vicky)

Carol and Vicky - Click to enlarge
Carol qualified for the 2nd flight handicap matchplay stages and Fiona caddied for her.  She however was knocked out in the first round.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Children's Day - Monday 1st August

A notice has gone up in the entrance hall for names of those who wish to play on Children's Day. Hopefully it will be a dry, sunny day so please add your children/grand children to the relevant lists.

If you are able to help it would be greatly appreciated. Please add your name to the list which will be going up shortly in the ladies locker room.

Girl's Coaching

Tom Eckford has once again kindly agreed to give the Junior Girls a free coaching lesson. This will be held on Tuesday 12th July at 6.30 pm at the practice area at the 4th.

Please let Vivien Howe (01505 382987) know if you are able to attend so that Tom will know how many girls are attending.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Gillies Trophy is now on the 27th July




(As in previous years players can only win one trophy. If winner of Vets Trophy is also in Gillies Trophy then the 2nd best player wins Gillies Trophy)

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Consolation Plate Draw

The Consolation Plate Draw is now up on the notice board. Click Here to see the draw on the main Ranfurly Castle Website.
When you have played your tie please enter your result by clicking on the left hand side link that says Submit your matchplay results

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Today's Competitions have been cancelled due to the very wet weather. This competition will be organised for an alternative date.

Monday, June 20, 2011


The Charity Tri Am Stableford was played today, 20th June in lovely sunshine. 27 ladies played and £70.00 was raised for Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland.

Winners-- Nancy MacGadie, Pat Pennel & Liz Bowie (48).

Runners up - Anne Nicol, Linda MacDpougaal & Joy Mcleod ( 44 bih).

Friday, June 17, 2011


Congratulations to the 18 ladies who braved the downpour today. The wet weather did not dampen their spirits and the girls managed to complete 9 holes.
This year the competition was played as a Tri Am Stableford, with 3 teams leaving from the first tee and the other 3 teams teeing from the 13th .

1st: Pamela McKenzie, Pat Pennel and Dorothy Simpson.
2nd:  Anne Judge, Agnes Williamson and Alison Robertson.
3rd:  Mary Craig, Moyra Gordon and Helen Crichton

The lucky chairs were won by Anne Judge and Jennifer Cairns.

23 ladies attended the lunch afterwards, and it was escpically nice to meet, Janet Gillies and Ronnie McLaren, two of the older Lady Captains.

Thanks to Agnes for organising the lunch and the prizes.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Ladies June Stableford

Played 15th June 2011, 20 entries, SSS 73, CSS 76, Par 74

Silver Winner - Lilias Snodgrass (19) 36pts
Runner up - Rosemary Ogilvie (17) 34pts

Bronze Winner- Pat Pennel (22) 34pts
Runner up - Mary Irving (23) 33pts bih

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


The teams for the Charity Tri am Stableford on Monday, 20th June 2011 are listed below.
The first named person is the Team Captain.
Please could the Team Captains' collect their cards from the locker room prior to play.
Entry fee £2.00.

1st Tee:
9.00 am - Nancy MacGadie, Pat Pennel & Liz Bowie.
9.06 am - Sheila Biggart, Alison Robertson & Julie Murray.
9.12 am - Lilias Snodgrass, Marilyn Muirhead & Fiona Scott.

13th Tee:
9.06 am - Mary Hardie, Helen Dunn & Dorothy Sangster.
9.12 am - Rosemary Reedie, Marion Reid & Meg McDonald.
9.18 am - Julie Will, Carol Reid & Kay Martin.

16th Tee:
9.06 am - Anne Nicol, Linda MacDougall & Joy McLeod.
9.12 am - Pamela McKenzie, Eileen Walker & Elizabeth Jessop.
9.18 am - Margaret Parrot, Mary Irving & Jennifer Cairns. .

Reserve- Karin Mackenzie.
If there are any queries, please contact Karin at 01505 612162.


Wednesday 22nd JUNE 2011
This is a normal Stableford Competition but in addition ladies over 65 years may compete for The Gillies Trophy.
Please mark GILLIES TROPHY on your scorecard if you wish to participate.
Please also tick the Competition Book in appropriate column.
Please confirm by ticking name​ Entry £1​

9.00am Karin MacKenzie Carol Reid
9.06am Jan Macnab Marion Reid Linda MacDougall
9.12am Iona Stephen Mary Irving Vicky Rennie
9.18am Pamela MacKenzie Anne Nicoll Julie Murray
9.24am Julie Will Marilynn Muirhead Jennifer Cairns
9.30am Anne Judge Marjorie Mitchell Pamela Wilson
9.36am Rosemary Reedie Margaret Parrott Meg MacDonald
9.42am Nancy MacGadie Pat Pennel Cynthia Keanie
9.48am Lilias Snodgrass Morag Smith Dorothy Simpson
10.04am Maureen Cook Mary Hardie Moira Wilson
1.00pm Agnes Williamson Liz Houston
1.06pm Sheila Biggart Pat Walker
5.45pm Georgina Halfnight

Monday, June 13, 2011

June Dual Day Medal - Lesley Robertson is the winner

Played 12th June - 5 Players - SSS 73, CSS 74
Scratch : - Lesley Robertson 78
Silver Winner: - Lesley Robertson (3) 75
Silver Runner Up: - Shona Stewart (15) 84
Bronze Winner: - Georgina Halfnight (34) 86

Friday, June 10, 2011

Maureen Cook wins the Renfrewshire County June Medal over Bonnyton Golf Course

The Renfrewshire County June Medal was played over Bonnyton to-day. The early starters encountered terrible weather conditions with extremely heavy intermittant rain, but the later starters were luckier and the day ended in bright afternoon sunshine. A total of 58 played. The SSS was 71 - the CSS was 74 and it was reductions only.

The overall medal winner was Ranfurly Castle's Maureen Cook  who had 87 - 14 - 73. (Pictured )

The Medal Finals were played in conjunction with this  medal and the winner was  Carol Fell  - who said "That was my worst score this year " --- However those who had qualified for it were even worse than her !!
Go to the RLCGA Website for the full details

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Ladies June Medal

Played 8th June 2011, 24 entries, SSS 73, CSS 74

Scratch Winner - Natasha Qayum 81

Silver Winner - Mary Craig (11) 72 bih
Runner up - Fiona Roger (12) 72

Bronze Winner - Helen Crichton (26) 76
Runner up - Helen Abram (21) 81bih

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Greenlees Team have 2 wins in a row to boost their spirits

Hi Ladies
Thought I would give you the latest update on how the Greenlees Team are doing.
On the 26th May we played Troon at home and not only were we lucky with the weather we also won 7-2 a good result and we were all a lot happier and feeling more confident!

Yesterday Monday 6th June we travelled to Milngavie and it actually stayed dry and we had another great win 51/2--31/2 this was a boost to our confidence because to win away from home is so much more difficult!
My thanks to the team keep it up girls we are determined to stay in the 1st Division.

To keep up to date with how the divisional scores are  --- Click Here

Anne Judge

Monday, June 06, 2011


I have received a letter of thanks from Miss Olivia Giles, Chief executive of 500 miles for the support from our Ladies section.
The final amount raised was £1,580.00. This is a wonderful donation.
If any of the ladies would like to keep up to date with 500 miles, please send your email address to
Thanks .
Karin Mackenzie.

Saturday, June 04, 2011


The list for times on Ladies Day, 11th June is now up on the notice board in the main foyer.
Please pre-order all drinks at the clubhouse bar before the start of play. Your drinks order will then be awaiting you at the 10th tee.
In the evening, Tom and Nicola are providing a three course buffet costing £20. If you would like to eat that evening, please give your names to the bar staff beforehand.
Reception and prize giving will be at 8.00pm.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Ladies Centenary Strokeplay

Played Wed 1 June 2011. 16 Entries. SSS-73 CSS-76 (Reductions Only)

Winner: Alexandra Qayum (17) 76
Runner-Up: Shona Stewart (15) 77

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Past Lady Captains Trophy Friday 17th June 2011

The notice for the above competition is in the locker room with a starting sheet for the event which is a stableford (omitting holes 9 and 10).
As always there is the option for putting only.
Lunch is normally served at around 1.30pm.
Lady Captain Karin and myself look forward to seeing you on the 17th.
Cost £15

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Dorrie Hunter Trophy - Susan Reid is the Winner

Played 27th May 2011, 24 entries, SSS 73, CSS 76 (Reduction Only)

Winner: - Susan Reid (19) 76 (bih)
Runner up: - Carol Fell (10) 76

Thursday, May 26, 2011


This evening (May 26) the Scottish Golf Union held a Special Meeting with the sole purpose of considering the amalgamation (with the SLGA) proposal. This proposal has been widely consulted upon with Areas, Counties and Clubs. The proposal was approved at the Scottish Ladies’ Golfing Association’s Special Meeting yesterday (May 25).
The Scottish Golf Union’s shareholders, comprising the sixteen Area Associations, voted 10 to 6 against the amalgamation proposal. This means the proposal in its current format has not received the required level of support by our shareholders and therefore amalgamation cannot proceed at this stage
The Scottish Golf Union Board is disappointed with the outcome of the Areas’ vote. The Board believes that the vote is contrary to the wishes of the majority of clubs they represent, which saw 263 affiliated clubs (89.2%) approve the amalgamation proposal from the 295 clubs (51%) that formally responded with their views.
The amalgamation proposal has also been strongly supported by the amateur game’s other key stakeholders, including the Scottish Ladies’ Golfing Association and its members (Clubs and Counties), major funders sportscotland and other commercial sponsors and partners.
The Scottish Golf Union’s commitment to supporting clubs, together with developing talent and growing the game, remains at the heart of our activities and we will continue to strengthen relationships with clubs to deliver against this strategy. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all clubs for their assistance and patience during this lengthy process.
The Scottish Golf Union Board believes that this result is a setback for the future development and governance of Scottish amateur golf. However, the Board takes heart from the fact that all 16 Areas have consistently reaffirmed their support for amalgamation and a commitment to finding a way to achieve amalgamation working with the Scottish Ladies’ Golfing Association.
The Board will continue to act in the best interests of Scottish golf and will meet on June 6 to consider how we can progress this important matter.
Ross Duncan
SGU Marketing, Media and Sponsorship Manager