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.