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