Friday, August 31, 2012

Ladies Club Championship Final

Denise Cowan and Natasha Qayum are playing in the final of the Ladies Club Championship on Sunday.  It is a 1 pm start.  If you are free on Sunday it would be great if you could come along and support the ladies - a dry day is forecast at the moment!

Good luck to Denise and Natasha.

Ladies Summer Outing to West Kilbride

27 ladies played today at West Kilbride Golf Club. The weather was superb and the scenery spectacular.
Evelyn McDermid won the prize for being in the most bunkers!
Karin MacKenzie won nearest the pin at the 4th hole.
The winners with 47 stableford points were Jan McNab, Karin Mackenzie and Linda MacDougall.
Runners up with 45 points were Nancy McGadie, Jean Irvine and Joy McLeod.
Thanks to Joy McLeod for donating the prizes.
An enjoyable was had by all.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


Iona with Jean Irvine who was her caddy in the RLCGA County Championship
The team selected to represent Renfrewshire and the West Division in the Scottish County Finals at Montrose 21 - 23 September is;

Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm)
Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle)
Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire)
Alyson McKechin (Elderslie)
Iona Stephen (Ranfurly Castle)
Linsey Stevenson (Whitecraigs)
Liz Stewart (Greenburn)
Carol Whyte (Windyhill).

Renfrewshire's Eilidh Briggs is unable to play as she is heading to Turkey to represent Scotland in the World Amateur Team Championshipat that time and Iona has been selected as her replacement .

To read the report that I sent to Colin Farquharson for the Gillian Kirkwood Website CLICK HERE


Sunday, August 26, 2012

Ladies Open day, 9 August-New Format-New Winners

66 couples took part in our Ladies Open day (Greensomes) which took place on the 9th August. The big field with ladies from far and wide, combined with kind weather made the day a great success.
The winners, Janice Bridgeman and Anne Cunningham from Grangemouth had a super score of 42 points never having played Ranfurly Castle before!. Both thoroughly enjoyed their time on our course. 2nd prize went to Denise Cowan and Deborah Barton with 39 points, 3rd place Lindsay Mathie & Anne Laing with 38 points and 4th place went to Jackie MacDonald & Anna McDougall with 37 points (BIH).
£1200 was raised for our Club-how good was that.!
Thank you to Stephen Williamson (Holmes MacKillop, Solicitors Johnstone and Glasgow) for sponsoring 2 holes and to all lady members who donated wine or plants for the raffle.
And of course the organising committee  of Marion Munro, Jean Irvine, Alison Robertson and Anne Judge for putting in the extra hours that are required for any event to happen.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Anne Nicoll is Bronze Championship Winner

Congratulations to Anne Nicoll who beat Moira Wilson at the 17th today in the Bronze Championship.  The weather was a mixture of sunshine, very heavy showers and strong winds which resulted in very challenging summer golf!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

2012 Ladies Outing to West Kilbride Golf Club

Ladies Outing to West Kilbride, Thursday, 30th August 2012.

Tee off times start at 2.00pm.
Lunch will be available from 12.45pm.

2.00pm Vivien Howe, Evelyn McDermid & Elizabeth Jessop.
2.07pm Marion Munro, Marjory Mitchell & Vicky Rennie.
2.14pm Nancy MacGadie, Jean Irvine & Joy Macleod.
2.21pm Sally Smyth, Marion Reid & Cynthia Keanie.
2.28pm Rosemary Oglivie, Alison Robertson & Eileen Walker.
2.35pm Jan McNab, Karin Mackenzie & Linda MacDougall
2.42pm Lilias Snograss, Mary Irving & June Giles.
2.49pm Mary Hardie, Helen Dunn & Jane Dickie.
2.56pm Agnes Williamson, Karen Binning, Chris Minto

Please put all payments into the box in the Ladies locker room. ( £50, lunch ,golf & supper).

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Club Championship Results

Main Championship
Quarter Finals:
Denise Cowan (Holder) beat Evy MacGregor
Iona Stephen beat Marion Munro
Anne Judge lost Alexandra Qayum
Pamela MacKenzie lost Natasha Qayum (Leading Qualifier)
Semi Finals: Denise Cowan beat Iona Stephen
Alexandra Qayum lost to Natasha Qayum
Final: Denise v Natasha

Bronze Championship:
Quarter Finals:
Marjorie Mitchell (Holder) lost to Moira Wilson
Evelyn McDermid beat Jane Biggart
Anne Nicoll beat Mary Irving
Christine Ferguson beat Helen Abram (Leading Qualifier)
Semi Final:
Moira Wilson beat Evelyn McDermid
Anne Nicoll beat Christine Ferguson
Final: Moira v Anne

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


Congratulations go to Iona Stephen who beat Carol Fell today in the Semi Final of the Renfrewshire County Rosebowl. Iona had to give Carol 6 shots and in a close match eventually won at the 19th.
To read to full report go to the Renfrewshire County Website

Lady Captain's Team Win the Pooh Putter

Vivien and Sheila with the Pooh Putter
36 Ladies took part in the Annual Lady Captain versus the Lady Vice-Captain team event. Vivien's team were convincing winners with a final score of 7 games to 2 games. Sheila there is always next year! As always it is lovely to see the mixed lounge full of ladies eating and talking over lunch. The weather wasn't half bad either, bit breezy but nice and sunny.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Congratulations go to Sam Binning - Leading Qualifier at the Eden Trophy

Ranfurly Castle's Sam Binning was the leading qualifier for the match-play stages of the Eden Tournament at St Andrews today (Tuesday). He added a 71 to an opening 69 for a level par tally of 140 - two shots ahead of Matthew Hogg (Rushcliffe) (72-70)
More than 230 players took part in the qualifying rounds.
Many congratulations Sam from all in the Ladies Section

Wednesday, August 08, 2012


Iona Stephen - Overall Winner of the August Medal at Cochrane Castle
The RLCGA August County Medal took place this afternoon in brilliant sunshine at Cochrane Castle.
Iona Stephen was  the overall Medal Winner with both the best net score of 71 and the best gross score of 76.
Many Congrats Iona -- HER HANDICAP IS DOWN TO 4 NOW !

Stableford & Gillies Trophy - Jean Irvine wins all !

Played 8th August 2012;  34 Entries;   SSS 73;  CSS 74.

Silver Winner:          Jean Irvine 35 pts (20)
Silver Runner Up:    Pamela MacKenzie 34 pts (15) bih

Bronze Winner:       Alison Robertson 34 pts (28)
Bronze Runner Up:   Morag Cunningham 33 pts (27)

Gillies Trophy Winner:  Jean Irvine

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Children's Day

Held on Monday 6th August 2012.  36 children attended. We were very lucky with the weather, just a few spots of rain at 9am. My thanks to Vivien for her help and company throughout the day and to Vicky, June and Jane who walked round and marked cards.

Pooh Putter





9.30 V Howe / M McLeod (25) S Biggart / C Keanie (21)

9.36 A Judge / D Simpson (16) A Robinson / E Jessop (17)

9.42 M Smith / M Parrott (22) L Snodgrass / C Reid (22)

9.48 M Munro / P Wilson (21) R Reedie / J Cairnes (21)

9.52 M Hardie / L MacDougall (25) H Abram / J McLeod (27)


9.30 K Binning / H Dunn (23) M Gordon / M Mitchell (24)

9.36 R Ogilvie / E Walker (24) J Irvine / V Rennie (24)

9.42 M Irving / H Crichton (25) A Williamson / E McDermid (21)


9.30 M Cook / C Minto (22) M Craig / J Dickie (21)

Reserves:- Anne Nicoll and Alison Robertson

Any problems, please phone Sheila on 874055

Sunday, August 05, 2012

The Gent's Captain's Team win the Haldane Cup

Captain Jack Snell is presented with the Haldane Trophy from Ladies Captain Vivien Howe

The annual match between the Gent's Captain's Team and the Lady Captain's team took place this morning. Luckily the weather stayed dry for the match and lunch was enjoyed by all in the clubhouse afterwards. Captain Jack Snell was presented with the Haldane Trophy by Lady Captain Vivien Howe. The Gents won by 6.5 - 3.5

Saturday, August 04, 2012

Greenlees Team hang on to their dream of winning the Trophy for a 2nd time

The Greenlees team played Whitecraigs at home a week ago on Friday in the most awful weather with swirling winds and lashing rain. All home advantage was lost due to the weather but the team manage to draw 4.5 - 4.5.
However a strong team was out in force yesterday and we were  delighted that our best player Lesley Robertson, who due to work commitments is usually unable to play, was able to lead the team to victory against Milngavie, the current Greenlees Champions for the last 2 years.

Lesley beat the Dunbarton and Argyll Champion Nichola Ferguson to set up a great start for the team. All the matches went right down the wire but luckily in our favour -- WE WON 8 -1 !!

Our last match is against Largs AWAY -- A very difficult encounter with about 3 of their team being Ayrshire County players and many of our team have not played the course.

We will try our best and perhaps who knows what may happen !!
To see all the result totals CLICK HERE

Friday, August 03, 2012


Congratulations go to Denise Cowan who has qualified  for the SLGA Regional Medal Grand Final. She was third in the Silver Division at Cathkin Braes today in the regional finals. To read more go to the West of Scotland Website

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Ladies Open Day 9 August-Final Countdown

Ladies just a reminder to remove any personal items from our locker room before its final "tidy up" on Wednesday afternoon (8th) The organising committee are delighted with the number of bottles of wine donated by members. However to allow the raffle display on the day to "blossom" please remember donations of pot plants would also be very much appreciated.

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Haldane Cup - Sunday 5th August

1st Tee      Vivien Howe/Sheila Biggart           v  Jack Snell/Jamie McAllister
2nd Tee     Marion Munro/Jean Irvine              v  Alistair Howe/Brian McGlaughlin
4th Tee      Carol Fell/Eileen Walker                v  Stuart Munro/Sandy Binning
5th Tee      Allison Murray/Karin MacKenzie  v  Terry Smyth/Bert Rennie
12th Tee    Sally Smyth/Helen Dunn                v  Steven Boyd/Scott Mackay
13th Tee    Lois Brown/Helen Crichton            v  Geoff Urie/John Wingate
14th Tee    Anne Judge/Vicky Rennie               v  Brian Glover/Fraser Cleary
16th Tee    Maureen Cook/Karen Binning        v  Andrew Biggart/Duncan Walker
17th Tee    Denise Cowan/June Giles               v  Ronnie Judge/Peter Dickie
18th Tee    Lesley Robertson/Jane Dickie        v  John Houston/Matt Devlin

Tea/Coffee at 8 am.  Shotgun start at 9 am.  Please sign in in clubhouse and choose meal.
£20 per person includes 2 course meal and drinks.