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

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

West Vets Summer Meeting - Mary and Helen qualify for the Bronze Championship

Congratulations go to Mary Irving and Helen Crichton who qualified today for the West Vets Bronze Champonship at Whitecraigs Golf Club in their Summer Meeting. To read the full report, results and Handicap exchange letters --- Go to the West Vets Website


Scottish Ladies Golf Association members have voted overwhelmingly in favour of the proposed amalgamation with the Scottish Golf Union at an extraordinary general meeting, held in the lecture theatre of the A K Bell Library, York Place in Perth today.
Now the pressure is on the Scottish Golf Union to get a "yes" vote at its deciding meeting tomorrow night.
If 12 of the 16 SGU areas vote in favour of the amalgamation, then it will go through automatically and Scottish Golf Limited – one governing body for Scottish male and female amateur golf - will become operational from October 1.
The day-to-day operations of the SGU and SLGA will continue independently until then while the new company is being set up with the selection of the Board for Scottish Golf Limited and the preparation of a final combined budget.
Sheila Hartley
Dr Sheila Hartley, pictured right by Cal Carson Golf Agency, the SLGA company secretary, said after the EGM in Perth:
“The proposal was carried by a significant majority, with 93.03% of votes cast being in favour of its adoption. The amateur game’s key stakeholders, in particular major funders sportscotland and other commercial sponsors and partners, have also strongly supported the proposal.
"The SGU’s Extraordinary Meeting is to be held tomorrow night, and the amalgamation will proceed if the Areas cast 12 of their 16 votes in favour.”

Shona Malcolm
Shona Malcolm, pictured left, the SLGA chairman, said at the conclusion of the meeting:
“The SLGA Board is delighted with the outcome of the members’ vote and would like to take the opportunity to thank all of those who participated during the lengthy and extensive consultation process. Throughout the process the SLGA members have demonstrated a commitment to the future development and governance of Scottish amateur golf, with no thought of self interest.
“The SLGA is committed to progressing the amalgamation to its conclusion, while protecting the democratic principles of the clubs, the main funders of Scottish amateur golf, being the voting members.”
The SLGA was formed in 1904 and has its headquarters in Perth. The SGU came into being in 1920 and its present HQ is at The Duke’s Course, St Andrews. The leases on both current properties have a few years to run, but that would give the new Board time to identify the most appropriate permanent location for the amalgamated body in due course.
Although the amalgamation process in the SLGA has gone through months of discussion quite smoothly, the same cannot be said of the SGU. The major sticking point is that the present men’s area committees will have no role to play in the new controlling body for Scottish amateur golf.

New Issue of Scottish Club Golfer Online

Extra May Medal and Medal Finals

Played 25th May 2011, 23 entries, SSS 73, CSS 74
Scratch Winner - Denise Cowan 85
Silver Winner - Iona Stephen (17) 72
Runner up - Mary Hardie (20) 74
Bronze Winner - Marion Reid (26) 74
Runner up - Moira Wilson (23) 76
Medal Finals
Winner: - Shona Stewart

Monday, May 23, 2011


Monday 20th June 2011
If you would like to play in the Charity Tri-Am Stableford please add your name to list in the locker room. The draw will take place approx 10 days before the competition.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Doreen and Fraser retain the Largs Mixed Foursomes Trophy

Doreen McConnell and Fraser Innes - Click to enlarge

Congratulations go again to Doreen McConnell and her partner Fraser Innes who managed to retain the Anne Kerr Trophy today in the Open Mixed Foursomes played over Largs Golf Club.

Ladies Hospice Cup

Played Sun 22 May 2011 - CSS 76 (Reductions Only)
5 ladies braved the very, very windy afternoon

Winner: Jan Macnab (15) 32 points
Runner-up: Karin MacKenzie (26) 29 points

Friday, May 20, 2011

Are You Missing Footjoys?

As I arranged my flowers ( a week early, my fault) I found a pair of Footoys under the sink with light blue socks tucked in.
I moved them to a shoe slot bottom right of front window.
Hopefully this reminder might get you thinking. Maybe a guest who forgot her shoes?

Thursday, May 19, 2011

The David Reid Memorial Mixed Open

On Sunday, 26th June 2011 there will be The David Reid Memorial Trophy Open Mixed Foursomes.
The tee is booked from 8.30 am - 2.00 pm.
If you would like to play please add your name to the list on the notice board in the main foyer.

Spring Meeting -- Captain's Prizes --- Message from Captain Karin

Many thanks to the 41 ladies who braved our great Scottish weather on Wednesday, 18th May for our Spring meeting. I really appreciated all your support.

Silver prize -- Fiona Roger(13) 73.
Bronze prize---Helen Crichton (26) 76.
Scratch prize--Denise Cowan 83.

Well done.
Karin MacKenzie

Ladies Spring Meeting for Captain's Prizes

Lilias and Maureen ready to tee off (Photo Courtesy of Jean Irvine)
Click to enlarge
Played Wed 18 May 2011
Entries- 41, SSS 73 CSS 76 (Reductions Only)

Silver Winner: Fiona Roger (13) 73
Runner-Up: Denise Cowan (7) 76
Bronze Winner: Helen Crichton (26) 76
Runner-Up: Joy McLeod (36) 79
Scratch Winner: Denise Cowan 83

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Lois, Mary and Marilynn win the Tradeshouse Team Stableford at Williamwood

Lois, The Deacon Convenor, Marilynn, Mary and Other Team Member
Click to enlarge

Congratulations go to Lois, Marilynn and Mary who won the Tradeshouse Team Stableford competition played over Williamwood Golf Course yesterday morning - Monday 16th May. They were representing the Skinners. Lois also won a nearest the hole prize
Mary Hardie had the best individual score of the day and altho' there was a mix up in the presentation she will be presented with the trophy in due course ---- Well done Mary 

Monday, May 16, 2011

Friendly Foursomes - Margaret and Jean are the Winners.

Thanks to the 16 ladies who braved the weather conditions today to take part in the friendly foursomes. I know all of you felt that 9 holes was more than enough! The winners were Margaret Parrott and Jean Murray and the runners up were Karin MacKenzie and Carol Reid. The prizes were donated by Vivien Howe.

Kilmacolm field their top players in the Greenlees Match (Away)

The Greenlees team played Kilmacolm on Friday 13th and it was certainly unlucky for us as we lost 8 1/2--1/2. They fielded a very strong team with the Briggs sisters playing at 1 and 2.Thanks to Lois it was not a complete white wash!
Hopefully we will get a better result against Troon as its a home match.
Anne Judge (Greenlees Team Captain)

Saturday, May 14, 2011


The Hospice Cup will be played on Sunday, 22nd of May. This competition is by arrangement within in your playing rights.
A few girls will meeting informally at about 2.30pm. If you would like to join us you will be very welcome.
Karin MacKenzie.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Ranfurly Castle Ladies do well at the County Spring Meeting

The RLCGA Spring Meeting was held yesterday over The Old Course Ranfurly
Of the 41 entries, 31 braved the elements, playing in a mixture of sunshine and very heavy showers - SSS 72, CSS 73 

The best scratch of the day was Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle)- pictured left  with a gross 79.(Click to enlarge)

overall winner of the competition was Birgit Clark (Old Ranfurly) ---   81-9-72 who won with a better inward half from Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle) who had a 79-7-72.
Jan MacNab (pictured below left  - click to enlarge ) from Ranfurly Castle was the winner for the 13+Upwards with a net 74 of a handicap of 15

Scratch - 12 Handicap 
1st:  81-9=72 Birgit Clark (Old Ranfurly)
2nd:  79-7=72 Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle)
3rd:  84-10=74 Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle)

13+ Upwards
1st:  89-15=74 Jan MacNab (Ranfurly Castle)
2nd: 97-20=77 Maimie Robin (Elderslie)
3rd: 98-21=77 Jean Irvine (Ranfurly Castle)

Carol and Denise have both qualified for the County Rosebowl Handicap knockout  (Best Aggregate Net Scores from  the April Medal over Lochwinnoch and the Spring Meeting over Old Ranfurly)

 To read more go the the Renfrewshire County Website

Monday, May 09, 2011


The West Renfrewshire Match to be played on Tuesday, 10th May at Lochwinnoch has been cancelled.

Saturday, May 07, 2011

McLachlan Cup Results - Doreen and Jane are the winners

Doreen McConnell and Jane Biggart ​34
Nancy MacGadie and Linda MacDougall​ 33
Helen Craig and; Vicky Rennie​ 32
Helen Abram and Moira Wilson​ 31
Anne Judge and Julie Murray​ 31
Lilias Snodgrass and Cynthia Keanie ​31
Mary Hardie and Marilynn Muirhead ​30​
Marion Munro and Mary Irving​ 29​
Rosemary Ogilvie and Dorothy Simpson ​29
Anne Nicoll and Helen Crichton ​29
Jean Irvine and Eileen Walker ​28
Jan Macnab and Marilyn Mirner​ 26
Sue Lyons and Morag Cunnigham​ 23
Rosemary Reedie and Evelyn McDermid ​21

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Ladies May Medal & Qualifier

Played Wed 4 May 2011, 48 Entries, SSS 73, CSS 73

Silver Winner: Denise Cowan (8) 72
Runner-Up: Anne Robinson (8) 73
Bronze Winner: Helen Abram (21) 72
Runner-Up: Evelyn McDermid (25) 74
Scratch: Natasha Qayum 78

Ladies - Please remember to always SIGN YOUR CARD. Once again this week, unfortunately someone had to be disqualified from the Medal because their card was not signed. There are reminders on the box and around the computer, but it still seems to be easy to forget. Markers - please remind your partner to sign the card as soon as you hand it over. This week, a player was disqualified who had a super score - very sad

Wednesday, May 04, 2011


The Samaritans Art Exhibition
20th -22nd of May 2011.
10am -5pm.
Scotland Street School Museum.
Scotland Street,
Visitors will have an opportunity to enjoy and purchase work from some of the finest artists in Scotland.
All participating artists are donating a percentage of their sales in support of The Samaritans . A very worthwhile charity in Scotland.
Paintings range from £20 - £4000.
Admission is free.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Greenlees Team play their First match and just lose 5 - 4 to Whitecraigs (Away)

Anne Judge tees off at the 1st at Whitecraigs Golf Club - Click to enlarge

Ranfurly Castle Greenlees Team
had their first match today against Whitecraigs the weather was excellent and the course in good condition, unfortunately we lost 5--4. Denise, Carol, Nancy and Anne Robinson recorded wins well done ladies! We were treated to a very nice meal afterwards and because it had been a 1pm start we were not home till after 7pm. Nancy and I couldn't remember being so late after a Greenlees match.

Report by Anne Judge (Greenlees Team Captain)

To see all the results and totals for all 3 divisions of the Greenlees Trophy go to the Main Club Website in the Inter club events and the click on the Greenlees Trophy Link

Monday, May 02, 2011

Sally is in the winning Ranfurly Castle Scramble Team

Sally Smyth was in the winning team in the Ranfurly Castle Scramble for the Royal Trophy on Saturday 30th April.
To see some photos --- Go to the Gallery Section on the Main Website. To read the list of Winners go to the Main Club News Section
Use the back top arrow to come back to this page

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Ladies Dual Day Medal

Played 1st May 2011
2 Entries - SSS 73 CSS 73
Scratch Winner - Anne Judge 83
Silver Winner - Iona Stephen (18) 69
Runner Up: - Anne Judge (8) 75