Wednesday, December 11, 2013

LADIES CHRISTMAS GOLF AND LUNCH SUCCESS - WHAT A CRACKER

Golf and Lunch

Jan Macnab is the best dressed at the Christmas Lunch

Team Winners -- Sheila, Vivien and Mary
For the first time in a long time, 26 ladies  plus Tom, enjoyed 9 holes on a very mild, dry but somewhat gloomy day.  The course was looking splendid, with the greens newly cut for us.
We were joined by an additional 15 festively dressed ladies for a noisy and delicious lunch with Santa  (Jan Macnab), who very kindly had a small gift for everyone!

Best Festive Dress winner - Santa

Lucky chair - Margaret Parrott

Golf results - 3rd: Tom, Margaret Parrott and Chris Minto
                      2nd: Jan Macnab, Lilias Snodgrasss and Helen Crichton
                      1st: Mary Craig, Sheila Biggart and Vivien Howe

Merry Christmas  and a Happy New Year to you all and see you at the AGM on Thursday 16th January  2014.

 CLICK HERE TO SEE SOME PHOTOS (On Facebook)

Alternatively CLICK HERE and then select slideshow from RHS top arrow 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

LADIES AGM NOTICE

The Annual General Meeting and Presentation of Prizes will take place in the Clubhouse on Thursday, 16th January 2014 at 7.45 p.m.   It is hoped that all members will be present and new members will be especially welcome.
There is also a list on the noticeboard for any proposals to be brought forward at the meeting.  This will give the committee time to consider them and to seek such information as may be required.

AGENDA
1. Apologies
2. Adoption of minutes
3. Statement of accounts
4. Reports
5. Election of office bearers and committee
6. Other competent business
7. Presentation of prizes

Jane Dickie (Honorary Secretary)

Sunday, November 03, 2013

SOME PHOTOS FROM THE LADIES DINNER

Old Ranfurly Championship Medal 1928, 
Thanks go to Jean Irvine for the photographs taken at the Ladies Dinner held on the clubhouse on Wednesday 23rd October. The photo above is of Old Ranfurly Championship medal 1928, worn by Morven McLeod,won by her father Ian McLeod

CLICK HERE TO SEE THEM. -- Then click on small down arrow and select slideshow

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

WINTER GREENSOME STABLEFORD

Played on 30/10/2013
20 Teams participated and most got in dry.
Winners - Joy McLeod & Chris Minto (33) 34Pts
Runners Up - Nancy MacGadie & Fiona Roger (12) 33Pts  

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

FINAL SWING RESULTS

Played over 12 holes 16th October 2013, 28 Entrants

Silver Winner - Carol Fell (9) 25 points bih
Runner Up - Pamela McKenzie (15) 25 points
Bronze Winner - Morven  McLeod (31) 25 points
Runner Up - Joy McLeod (31) 22 points.

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

CAROL PLAYS WITH THE PROS !!

Carol Fell (Handicap Winner) and Beth Allan (Pro Winner) 
Your Webmaster Carol Fell played in the  Paul Lawrie Golf Centre Scottish Ladies Open Tour Event at Drumpellier yesterday and was delighted to win the best net for an amateur (Handicap limit 9). She played with American professional Beth Allan and Scottish Professional Heather Stirling.
Beth Allan was the winner of this Tour Event. The competition was played off the YELLOW TEES.
To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website or the Ladies European Tour Website

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

AUTUMN MEETING -- MARY CRAIG IS THE WINNER

Played Wednesday 25th September 2013,  26 entrants.  SSS 73, Par 74, CSS 75

Winner: Mary Craig 75 (bih)
Runner up: Helen Crichton 75

Saturday, September 21, 2013

RANFURLY CASTLE GREENLEES TEAM REMAIN IN THE 1ST DIVISION

Division 1: Milngavie --- Greenlees Trophy Winners
Loudoun Gowf -- Runners Up
Relegated ; Whitecraigs and Haggs Castle

Division 2 Winners : Douglas Park
Runners Up : Prestwick St Nicholas
Relegated Bothwell Castle and Cardross

Division 3 Winners : Lenzie
Runners Up : Hilton Park

WELL DONE TO ALL

Thursday, September 19, 2013

CHARITY YELLOW BALL STABLEFORD - 18th SEPTEMBER 2013

BBC Weather promised us blue sky at least for our Yellow Ball and to be fair patches of blue did appear from time to time, interspersed with horizontal rain and a wind straight from the Steppes.

The course was looking good and playing well but from time to time small groups of  ladies were to be seen shuffling about in the rough, heads down, concentrating intently on finding something hidden or perhaps mislaid!!

The charity stablefords are always very much enjoyed by those taking part and as long as the weather more or less behaves, they are worth doing and the committee are very appreciative of your support.

Four yellow balls were lost this year - one more than 2012.

Winners -  Mary Craig : Ann Nicoll : Pamela Wilson - 61 pts and a better inward half.      
Runners - up - Rosemary Ogilvie: Mary Irving : Joy Mcleod  - 61 points.

The amount raised was £92.00 and Sheila's chosen charity is Quarriers.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

CAROL IS 3RD AT THE SCOTTISH VETS MEETING AT BLAIRGOWRIE

Carol Fell was 3rd (130 entrants) on Monday in the Blairgowrie Scottish Vets singles played over the Rosemount Course.
To read the full report go to the West Vets Website

Saturday, September 14, 2013

DENISE WINS THE RENFREWSHIRE COUNTY ROSEBOWL

Denise Cowan -- 2013 County Rosebowl Champion (Photo courtesy of Jean Irvine)
The Final of the RLCGA County Rosebowl was played at Haggs Castle GC on Friday 13th in what can only be described as a 'dreich day' between County Captain Maureen Woodhead (Gourock) and Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle) .

 Denise had 3 birdies to be 4 up after 8, however Maureen chipped in at the 9th to be 3 down at the turn and got the game back to 2 down at the 11th.

The 12th was halved despite Maureens caddy (Jean Irvine, county secretary!!!!!!) having her phone on and ringing loudly!
 Maureen's drive went out of bounds on the 13th to let Denise go 3 up. The 14th and 15th were halved and Maureen won the 16th to go 2 down. Denise then halved the 17th to win the match 2/1.

WELL DONE DENISE -- A GREAT VICTORY


TO SEE SOME MORE PHOTOS THEN -----
CLICK HERE AND THEN SLIDESHOW (on RHS down arrow)


Thanks go to Jean Irvine for the report and photos.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

CHARITY YELLOW BALL STABLEFORD - WEDNESDAY 18th SEPTEMBER 2013

FIRST NAMED PLAYER (CAPTAIN) SHOULD PICK UP CARDS, RULES AND YELLOW BALL FROM THE LOCKER ROOM BEFORE START OF PLAY.

PLEASE TICK NAME - THE CAPTAIN SHOULD CONTACT HER TEAM IF NAMES NOT TICKED . ---- £2 PER PLAYER.

TEE TIMES AND TEAMS

9.30     ANN JUDGE / MOIRA WILSON / MARILYN MIRNER
9.36     MARY CRAIG / ANN /NICOLL / PAMELA WILSON
9.42     NANCY MACGADIE / MARILYNN MUIRHEAD / JANE DICKIE
9.48     SALLY SMYTH / MARY HARDIE / HELEN DUNN
9.54     DENISE COWAN / LILIAS SNODGRASS / JUNE GILES
10.00   PAMELA MACKENZIE / JEAN IRVINE / CYNTHIA KEANIE
10.06   ROSEMARY OGILVIE / MARY IRVING / JOY MCLEOD
10.12   EVY MACGREGOR / MARGT. PARROTT / DOROTHY SIMPSON
10.18   VIVIEN HOWE / ALISON ROBERTSON / GILLIAN DONAGHY
10.24   MAUREEN COOK / HELEN ABRAM / VICKY RENNIE

ANY QUERIES PLEASE CONTACT EILEEN WALKER ON 01505 705003
PRIZES WILL BE PRESENTED AT THE ANNUAL DINNER

DATE CHANGES

The Autumn Meeting will now be replayed on Wednesday 25th September, usual ballot times.
 As a result of this date change, the 9 Hole Competition due to be played on 25th September will now be played on FRIDAY 27th September.

COMPETITION ABANDONED

DUE TO FLOODING ON THE GREENS, TODAYS AUTUMN MEETING HAS BEEN ABANDONED.

Monday, September 09, 2013

ANNE NICOLL IS 3RD IN SLGA MEDAL FINALS

The SLGA Grand Medal Final was played yesterday (Sunday 8th September) at King James VI in Perth.

23 ladies, who had qualified from one of the 6 Regional Medal Finals during the season, played on the Island course in fantastic conditions with the sun shinning and no wind to speak of.

The winner of the Silver Division was Heather Anderson (Blairgowrie) who had the round of the day with a nett 67 six shots ahead of second place.
The winner of the Bronze Division was Vivien Mitchell (Lochend), who finished with a net 74. For all the scores and prize winners please click below.
Anne Nicoll (Ranfurly Castle) who also had a net 77 and was 3rd in the Bronze Section.

The par of course was 73, the SSS 72 and the CSS 73.

Prizewinners -- Click Here
All Scores --- Click Here

WELL DONE ANNE

Sunday, September 08, 2013

ALEX IS THE 2013 RENFREWSHIRE JUNIOR CHAMPION

Alex Qayum -- RLCGA Junior Champion
The Renfrewshire Junior County Final was played today over Gourock Golf Course between Alex Qayum (Ranfurly Castle) and Mairi Gray (Williamwood). Alex won the tie.
To read the full report go to the RLCGA Website

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

SEPTEMBER MEDAL

Played on 4th September 2013.
28 ladies played in very windy but sunny condidtions.

SSS 73  CSS 76  (RO)

Scratch Winner - Carol Fell  86

Silver Winner - Sheila Biggart (15) 76
Silver Runner-up - Mary Craig (12) 76

Bronze Winner - Helen Dunn (26) 78
Bronze Runner-up - Morven Mcleod (31) 80

Sunday, September 01, 2013

NATASHA IS OUR 2013 CHAMPION

Allison, Natasha and Sheila
Congratulation to Natasha who won the Club Championships today and well done to Allison who competed so well in her first final.  It was a very close match played in the true spirit of the game and under very difficult conditions.
Many thanks to the 30 soles who braved the elements to watch the final and to the two caddies, Khalid and Lesley.

CLICK HERE to see some photos from the days event 

Jim and Evy - Worplesdon Foursomes Winner
Congratulations also go to Evy who partnered Jim Park and won the Worplesdon Foursomes in a very close match finishing on the 18th green against Sarah and Paul Morrell

Congratulations to all winners:

Club Championship Winner – Conor Toal
Ladies Club Champion – Natasha Qayum
Senior Club Champion – Clive Cummings
Junior Club Champion – Lee Wingate
Worplesdon Winners – Jim Park & Evy MacGregor
Holms Plate Winner – David Lamont

Clive Cummings - Senior Champion

David Lamont - Holms Plate

Lee Wingate - Junior Champion

Conor Toal - Club Champion


Friday, August 30, 2013

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP

This year's Club Championship will take place at 1pm on Sunday 1st September.  If you have a free afternoon come along and support Natasha and Allison in the final.

Time Change for Sunday Medal

Please note that the ballot time for the Sunday Medal on 22nd September has been changed to 9.30-9.45am.  This is due to a visiting party now playing on that day.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

LADIES OUTING - WHAT A CHALLENGE !!

Winners - Karin, Denise and Anne
Today, 36 ladies enjoyed the difficulties of Irvine Bogside. The weather was kind to us and remained dry, but the course had hazards a plenty!
The prize winners were as follows:-
Most balls lost - Maureen Cook, Jean Murray and Helen Crichton
Most bunkers visited - Carol Fell, Jane Dickie and Mary Irving
Nearest the pin in 2 at 18th - Rosemary Ogilvie
4th - Evy MacGregor, Vicky Rennie and Rosemary Ogilvie
3rd - Sheila Biggart, Carol Reid and Fiona Roger
2nd - Nancy MacGadie, Linda MacDougall and Jean Irvine
1st - Denise Cowan, Anne Nicoll and Karin MacKenzie

CLICK HERE to see some photos taken on the day's outing  (then click on small down arrow next to tag and click on slideshow and play at the bottom of the first picture)-- esc takes you out of the slideshow.

Very many thanks to Maureen Cook for not only organising this year's outing so well, but also for all the super prizes.  Well done Maureen!

The Home International Matches in 2009 were played over Irvine Golf Club -- It is a great golf course -- To remind you of some of the holes ---  Click below for some more photographs --
DAY 1 (Ireland) ---- DAY 2  (England) --- and    Day 3 (Wales)

Thursday, August 22, 2013

CAROL WINS THE SILVER HANDICAP CHALLENGE HANDICAP CUP AT THE SLGA COUNTY OPEN MEETING

Carol Fell wins the Silver Handicap Award 
Carol Fell had a very good day today at the SLGA County Open Meeting at Drumpellier GC and won the Handicap Challenge Trophy with a 79 net 69

" I played well for a change and despite 4 putting the 9th green for  a 7 and 3 putting the 11th for a double bogey 6 all the other holes were played well. I had 3 birdies -- 2 's at 2 of the short holes and a birdie 3 at the 17th got rid of the bad holes"
" Thought I would be going up to 11 (10.5) today and with the CSS up to 75 I am now down to 9.2 !!"
" I am absolutely delighted to win such a beautiful trophy -- the biggest one ever !!" 

TO READ ALL THE RESULTS AND SEE MORE PHOTOS GO TO THE
  WEST OF SCOTLAND WEBSITE

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Ladies Stableford

Played 21st August   8 Entrants
Par 74    SSS 73   CSS 73
Silver Winner - Jan Macnab (16) 35Pts
Runner Up - Allison Murray (13) 34Pts
Bronze Winner - Morven McLeod (31) 26Pts
Runner Up - Jean Murray (30) 23Pts  

Monday, August 19, 2013

OUTING UPDATE -- TEE TIMES CHANGED

Please note that the golf tee-off times for our outing have been changed.
All times will start half an hour earlier than stated on the start sheet.  Soup and sandwiches will be available from 12 pm.
If you still have to pay for the outing, please do so as soon as possible.
Sheila
AMENDED TEE OFF TIMES
Game 1:-  1.00pm Nancy MacGadie Linda MacDougall Jean Irvine
Game 2:-  1.07pm Jan Macnab Alison Robertson Marion Reid
Game 3:-  1.15pm Anne Judge Eileen Walker
Game 4:-  1.22pm Marion Munro Chris Minto Jackie MacDonald
Game 5:-  1.30pm Sheila Biggart Carol Reid Helen Abram
Game 6:-  1.37pm Maureen Cook Jean Murry Helen Crichton
Game 7:-  1.45pm Mary Craig Joy McLeod Evelyn McDermid
Game 8:-  1.52pm Anne Robinson June Giles Marilynn Muirhead
Game 9:-  2.00pm Sally Smyth Cynthia Keanie Lilias Snodgrass
Game 10:-  2.07pm Carol Fell Jane Dickie Mary Irvine
Game 11:-  2.15pm Evy MacGregor Vicky Rennie Rosemary Ogilvie
Game 12:-  2.22pm Denise Cowan Meg Macdonald Karin MacKenzie

Friday, August 16, 2013

OUTING TO IRVINE BOGSIDE

Ranfurly Castle Ladies Golf Outing

Wednesday 28th August 2013

At Bogside Golf Club


Game 1 01.30pm Nancy MacGadie Linda MacDougall Jean Irvine

Game 2 01.37.5pm Jan Macnab Alison Robertson Marion Reid

Game 3 01.45pm Anne Judge Eileen Walker

Game 4 01.52.5pm Marion Munro Chris MintoJackie MacDonald

Game 5 02.00pm Sheila Biggart Carol Reid Helen Abram

Game 6 02.07.5pm Maureen Cook Jean Murry Helen Crichton

Game 7 02.15pm Mary Craig Joy McLeod Evelyn McDermid

Game 8 02.22.5pm Anne Robinson June Giles Marilynn Muirhead

Game 9 02.30pm Sally Smyth Cynthia Keanie Lilias Snodgrass

Game 10 02.37.5pm Carol Fell Jane Dickie Mary Irvine

Game 11 02.45pm Evy MacGregor Vicky Rennie Rosemary Ogilvie

Game 12 02.52.5pm Denise Cowan Meg Macdonald Karin MacKenzie


Soup and sandwiches available from 12noon in clubhouse

Thursday, August 15, 2013

POOH PUTTER -- A DRAW

The Pooh Putter was held in excellent golfing weather and seemed to be enjoyed by all the Ladies who took part.
Apart from the minor or not so minor irritation of balls lost in the long rough the course was looking and playing well.
Thank you not only to the thirty- two ladies who played but also to those who put their names on the list as reserves and didn't manage to get a game.

  The result was an honourable draw with prizes for everyone. 

   

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

CHARITY YELLOWBALL STABLEFORD

 WEDNESDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER 2013 ---  £2.00 ENTRY

THE LIST IS NOW UP FOR THE CHARITY YELLOWBALL STABLEFORD.
DUE TO POPULAR REQUEST THERE WILL BE NO STARTS AT THE 13TH TEE

Friday, August 09, 2013

OPEN DAY SUCCESS - £450 RAISED FOR MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT


From L to R: Anne Judge, Sally Smyth, Sheila Biggart (Captain), Alison Robertson,
April Andrews (MacMillan Cancer Support) Jean Irvine and Marion Munro

Ranfurly Castle Ladies Open Day was held on Thursday 8th August with 100 ladies taking part.
Our Lady Captain Sheila Biggart presented a cheque for £450 to April Andrews from Macmillan Cancer Support.  A big thank you to all who donated prizes to the raffle.  Thanks also to all the sponsors for their support.

RESULTS:
1st. place:-   Geraldina Cragg and Nichola Ferguson from Milngavie with 42 points.
2nd. place:-   May Hughes from Lanark and Janice Paterson from Drumpellier with 41 points. BIH
3rd. place:-   Jan Macnab from Ranfurly C. and Alison Macnab from Kilmacolm with 41 points. Best last 6.
4th. place:-   Sheila Biggart from Ranfurly C. and Allison Parker from Fulwell with 41 points. Best last 3.


CLICK HERE TO SEE SOME PHOTOS then click on slideshow

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

CAROL IS IN THE MEDIA AT THE RICOH BRITISH OPEN

Carol with the 2013 Ricoh British Open Champion - Stacy Lewis
Your Webmaster Carol Fell was at the Ricoh British Open at St Andrews on Sunday with a media pass representing Renfrewshire Ladies County Golf Association which allowed her to take photographs.

She was also invited to the interview room in the media centre when United States Captain Meg Mallon and European Captain Liselotte Neumann announced their picks for The 2013 Solheim Cup
All 24 members of both teams plus captains were present with the opportunity for an historic photo and interviews afterwards on the Swilcan Bridge.
Carol enjoyed her day !!
Click on the following small photo thumbnails  to see some photos from the day and then on slideshow
Ricoh British Open
2013 Solheim Teams


VIDEO TAKEN OF THE SOLHEIM CUP TEAM ANNOUNCEMENTS



AUGUST MEDAL RESULTS

Played  7th August 2013   
13 Entries SSS 73    CSS 76   R/O
Scratch Winner - Denise Cowan  84
Silver Winner - Anne Judge 78 (9) bih
Runner Up - Carol Fell 78 (10)
Bronze Winner - Mary Hardie 78 (21)
Runner Up - Jackie MacDonald 80 (21)

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

NANCY WINS DIVISION 1 OF THE COUNTY MEDAL


Nancy and Carol were 1st and 2nd in Division 1 of the County Medal at Eastwood yesterday.
To read all the results go to the Renfrewshire County Website

TEAMS FOR THE POOH PUTTER -WEDNESDAY 14th AUGUST 2013

       
                                                    
         LADY CAPTAIN'S TEAM                                             LADY VICE-CAPTAIN'S TEAM 

1st TEE

9.30am
   Sheila Biggart and Jane Dickie                         v                Eileen Walker and Nancy MacGadie

9.36
   Maureen Cook and Gillian Donaghy                v                Denise Cowan and June Giles

9.42
   Vivien Howe and Jennifer Cairns                     v                Margaret Parrott and Jean Murray

9..48
    Moyra Gordon and Carole Reid                       v               Marjorie Mitchell and Cynthia Keanie


16th TEE

9.30
Marion Munro and Vicky Rennie                        v               Rosemary Ogilvie and Mary Hardie

9.36
  Rosemary Reedie and  Morag Smith                 v               Jean Irvine and Dorothy Simpson

9.42
  Evelyn McDermid and Joy Mcleod                   v               Mary Irving and Kay Martin

9.48 
  Evy MacGregor and Linda MacDougall            v              Pamela Mackenzie and Chris Minto
    

Reserve - Vicky Rennie

Monday, August 05, 2013

CHILDREN'S DAY


Children's Day turned out to be warm and sunny. On Friday we had just 22 children on the list but by Monday afternoon the numbers had swollen to 35.

Those were all in the younger categories ages 10 -14 and below, however everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and grannies and grandpas worked especially hard!

We have some promising young golfers and hopefully Ranfurly Castle stars of the future.

I would like to thank Kerr and his green staff, Ishbell and Arthur but most of all the ladies from the committee who volunteered their services.

Saturday, August 03, 2013

ANNE NICOLL QUALIFIES TO GO TO THE GRAND FINALS AT KING JAMES VI


FROM THE SLGA WEBSITE
The Regional Medal Finals West Division was held at Cathkin Braes on Friday, August 2. Windy but dry conditions made it difficult to score for a number of the field but it didn't stop Emily Dunsmore (Bishopbriggs) who had the score of the day with a nett 72.
The top three in each division will go onto qualify for the Grand Final which will be held at King James VI on Sunday 8th September.
Many congratulations go to Ranfurly Castle's Anne Nicoll who was runner up in the Bronze Section
Click below for all the scores and prize winners.
CSS 74
Prize Winners
All Scores

Sunday, July 28, 2013

TWINS ARE BORN

Congratulations to Shona and Murray on the safe arrival of their twin boys - Callum and Findlay!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

July Stableford Competition

Played on 24th July 2013
32 players   Par 74   SSS 73   CSS 72

Silver winner:    Marion Munro (12)  42pts
Silver runner-up:   Sheila Biggart  (16)  41pts

Bronze winner:   Morven McLeod  (34)  44pts
Bronze runner-up:   Joy McLeod  (32)  40pts

Sunday, July 21, 2013

PHOTOGRAPHS AT THE SCOTTISH UNDER 18'S CHAMPIONSHIP

Congratulations go to Ayrshire's Connie Jaffrey who won the Scottish Under 18's Matchplay Championship yesterday over Ranfurly Castle. The golf was just fantastic with Connie being 4 under par when she won against Tara Mactaggart from Minto.

Emma Greenlees (Dumfries and County) was the winner of the Ansley Reid Salver

PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE EVENT

STROKE PLAY PHOTOGRAPHS --- Wednesday 17th July 
ALTERNATIVELY GO TO FACEBOOK TO SEE THEM

 SEMI FINAL MATCHPLAY STAGES  - Friday 19th July 
OR GO TO FACEBOOK TO SEE THEM

FINALS DAY PHOTOGRAPHS  - Saturday 20th July
OR GO TO GO TO FACEBOOK


PHOTOGRAPHS  COURTESY OF BLAIR ANDERSON (FROM THE STROKEPLAY ROUNDS)
 CLICK HERE 

TO SEE MORE PHOTOTOGRAPHS OF THE STROKEPLAY PRIZEGIVING THEN CLICK HERE (COURTESY OF BLAIR ANDERSON)


THE ANSLEY REID SALVER -- HISTORY

The Ansley Reid Salver
The Ansley Reid Salver

Ansley Lurie Reid from the RLCGA Centenary Book by Carol Fell
From the RLCGA Centenary Book -- Click to enlarge

Saturday, July 20, 2013

FANTASTIC UNDER 18'S SCOTTISH FINAL

Sheila and Jamie with the SLGA
What a fantastic final today in the Scottish Under 18's Championship between West of Scotland's Connie Jaffrey from Troon Ladies and Tara Mactaggart from the South of Scotland Minto Golf Club.
Connie was out in 35 and won at the 15th with a fine display of how the course should be played !!

Unfortunately there was a poor attendance from club members to come out and watch the final which was disappointing

To see some photos from the day CLICK HERE

Friday, July 19, 2013

COME AND SUPPORT THE FINAL TOMORROW

The final of the under 18's begins at 9am tomorrow .
The final is between Connie Jaffrey from Troon and Tara Mactaggart from Dumfries and County --
PLEASE COME ALONG AND WATCH SOME GOOD GOLF

CLICK HERE FOR TODAY'S UNDER 18'S REPORT

Thursday, July 18, 2013

ALEX JUST LOSES OUT TO SCOTTISH PLAYER CONNIE JAFFREY

Ranfurly Castle's Alex Qayum put up a good fight against Scottish Girls Internationalist Connie Jaffrey from Troon and only lost by 1 hole in the first round of the Scottish Girls' Match Play Championship today.
To read the full report go to the West of Scotland Website

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

ALEX QUALIFIES FOR THE MATCHPLAY STAGES

Captain Sheila with some of the prizewinners

Scottish Girls' Match Play 2013
For draw for the Championship Match Play click here
 For draw for the Ansley Reid Salver Match Play click here
 Strokeplay Leaderboard Round 2 CSS 74

CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOGRAPHS
ALTERNATIVELY GO TO FACEBOOK TO SEE THEM
PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF BLAIR ANDERSON
 
A week after her 16th birthday, Emily Dalgetty (Glencorse) claimed the top spot in the qualifying strokeplay at the Paul Lawrie Foundation Scottish Girls’ Championship at Ranfurly Castle.
The Midlothian youngster led after an opening 74 – it turned out to be the best score of the Championship - and a second round 78 was good enough for four over par and a one shot advantage over Minto’s Tara MacTaggart (76, 77). 
Defending champion Lauren Whyte (St Regulus) had a 77 for a share of third place on six over par – Clara Young (North Berwick), the beaten finalist at the Scottish Ladies’ Championship at Longniddry in May, had a 75 and slipped into ninth place. 
Other notable qualifiers included Nicola Callander (Mill Green), who will defend the Scottish Junior Open Strokeplay in Inverness next week, on 13 over par, the 2010 champion Lesley Atkins (Gullane) on 15 over and  German-based Fiona Liddell, who represented GB and Ireland at the Junior Vagliano Trophy last month, was on 16 over. 
The top 32 qualify for the matchplay knock-out with the next 16 going into the draw for the Ansley Reid Salver.

Many congratulations go to Ranfurly Castle's Alex Qayum who has qualified for the Matchplay stages which begin tomorrow

POOH PUTTER --- 14TH AUGUST

 LADIES!

THERE HAVE BEEN SO MANY EVENTS GOING ON AT THE CLUB THAT 
 YOU MAY NOT HAVE NOTICED THAT THE LIST IS UP FOR THE ANNUAL DUAL 
BETWEEN THE LADY CAPTAIN AND HER VICE-CAPTAIN.

WE DON'T HAVE TOO MANY NAMES AT THE MOMENT AND WOULD LOVE TO HAVE AS MANY AS POSSIBLE TO MAKE UP THE TEAMS.

IF YOU CAN JOIN US, PLEASE PUT YOUR NAME ON THE LIST IN THE LOCKER ROOM.

IT IS ALWAYS A FUN DAY!!  ---- THE DATE FOR YOUR DIARY IS THE 14th AUGUST
                                

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

ALEX IS FIGHTING HER WAY AFTER ROUND 1 OF THE SCOTTISH UNDER 18'S

Some Girls at the SLGA Under 18's Championship at Ranfurly Castle.

By COLIN FARQUHARSON
Colin@scottishgolfview.com

Glencorse's Emily Dalgetty was the only player to match the par of 74 in the first qualifying round of the Scottish Under-18 girls' Championship at Ranfurly Castle Golf Club, Bridge of Weir in Renfrewshire today.
Emily had birdies at the short seventh, the long eight and the 10th in halves of 37. She bogeyed the ninth but was heading for a sub-par score until she had further bogeys at the 16th and 18th.
Dalgetty will start the second eliminating round one stroke ahead of Nicola Robertson (Dunblane New) who was beaten finalist in last week's North of Scotland women's championship at Deeside GC, Aberdeen.
Robertson had a double bogey 6 at the first hole but birdied three long holes, the sixth, eighth and 11th, to be under par until she bogeyed the 17th and 18th for halves of 38 and 37.
Defending champion Lauren Whyte (St Regulus) is tied for sixth place on 77.
Only the leading 32 players after the second qualifying round will go forward to the match play stages.
Going into the decisive second round, there are 34 players with scores of 85 or better.

FIRST QUALIFYING ROUND LEADERS
Par 74. CSS 74
74 Emily Dalgetty (Glencorse)
75 Nicola Robertson (Dunblane New)
76 Danielle Ker (Roxburghe), Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies), Tara MacTaggart (Minto).
77 Eilidh Watson (Muckhart), Nicola Callander (Mill Green), Lauren Whyte (St Regulus).
78 Joanne Free (Gullane), Fiona Liddell (Schloss Vernholz), Emily Aird (Blairgowrie)
79 Heather Munro (Monifieth), Charlotte Munro (Gullane).
80 Lesley Atkins (Gullane)
81 Ellie Bryce (Strathaven).
82 Eilidh Crawford (Harburn), Laura Alexander (Eaglescliffe), Lauren Watson (Deeside)
83 Hazel MacGarvie (Troon Ladies), Alexandra Qayum (Ranfurly Castle), Emma Hale (Troon Ladies), Katie McGarva (Troon Ladies)

84 Emma Kennedy (Dumfries and Galloway), Andrea Walker (Falkirk), Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne), Leanne Wilson (Kelso), Clara Young (North Berwick), Clare Robertson (Carnoustie Ladies), Paige Kemp (Rochford Hundred).
85 Emma Greenlees (Dumfries and County), Eva O'Connor (Bothwell Castle), Katie Wright (Stranraer), Kirsty Brodie (Strathmore), Jillian Farrell (Cardross).

SELECTED SCORES
88 Kimberley Beveridge (Aboyne), Jasmine Mackintosh (Hazlehead) (T41)
89 Tegan Seivwright (Deeside), Olivia Borwick (McDonald Ellon) (T46).


TO VIEW ALL THE SCORES ON THE SLGA WEBSITE

CLICK HERE

DRAW FOR ROUND 2

GOOD LUCK TO ALL AT-- RANFURLY CASTLE -- Well done to all today.

LIVE SCORING FROM THE SCOTTISH GIRLS

CLICK HERE FOR LIVE SCORING ---  THEN ON THE PLAYERS NAME TO SEE HOW THEY GOT ON AT EACH HOLE

Monday, July 15, 2013

ALEX QAYUM PLAYS IN THE SCOTTISH GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP WHICH BEGINS TOMORROW

Lauren Whyte (St Regulus) defends the Scottish Girls' Amateur Championship at Ranfurly Castle from July 16-20 - but the young Fifer will face a tough challange.

Clara Young (North Berwick) showed her quality by reaching the final of the Scottish Ladies' Amateur Championship at Longniddry in May, while Nicola Callander (Mill Green) won the Scottish Junior (under-21) Open Strokeplay Championship at Blairgowrie last year.

German-based Fiona Liddell is just 15, but she reached the last 16 at the Scottish Ladies' Championship (she lost to young) and is fresh from playing for GB and Ireland in the Junior Vagliano Trophy in France.

Another big threat will be Lesley Atkins (Gullane). She won the title at Eyemouth in 2010 - and this will be her final year in the Championship.

Whyte won the title at Crail last year and went on to represent GB at the Australian Youth Olympics in January. She is the back marker in the field of 62 with a plus one handicap.

After 36 holes of stroke play qualifying, the top 32 go through to the matchplay knock-out. The next 16 qualify for the Ansley Reid Salver.

CLICK HERE FOR THE DRAW ON DAY 1



Friday, July 12, 2013

ALEX QAYUM IS RUNNER UP IN THE JUNIOR OPEN DAY


16 girls played in yesterday's Junior Open at Ranfurly Castle -- the venue for next week's SLGA Girls  (Closed) Championship
RESULTS
Trophy Winners
Par 74 SSS 73 CSS 73
Winner  Katie McGarva  (Troon Ladies) 79
Runner up Ellie Bryce (Strathaven)             80

Handicap Winners
Winner  Charlotte McCluskey (Whitecraigs) 71
Runner up Alexandra Qayum (Ranfurly Castle) 72
3rd Prize Katie Scott (Strathaven) 73

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Summer Meeting, Walker Quaich Strokeplay

Wednesday 10th July 2013
34 ladies played in warm conditions
Par  74  SSS  73  CSS  73
Winner -  Helen Craig  (11)  71
Runner up - Joy McLeod  (32)  73

CHILDREN'S DAY

Children's Day is on Monday 5th August The lists are up on the notice board in the Main entrance hall. --- Entry fee is £2.00 Volunteers needed too - Grans, Grandpas , Mums and Dads.

ALEX QAYUM WINS WEST OF SCOTLAND GIRLS MEDAL

Congratulations go to Alex Qayum who had a great score at the West of Scotland Girls Medal played over Cawder (Keir) on Monday.

Scratch. Alexandra Qayum (Ranfurly Castle) 75
1st silver. Alexandra Qayum (10) 65
2nd silver Jillian Farrell (Cardross)(10) 70
1st bronze Heather Mushet (Elderslie)(23) 73
 CSS went down one to 71.

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

CAROL, LILIAS AND MAUREEN ARE WINNERS AT LOCHWINNOCH !

Ranfurly Castle ladies do well in the Renfrewshire County Medal played over Lochwinnoch yesterday on Monday 8th July

CLICK HERE to read the full report

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

JULY MEDAL -- SARAH HAS THE BEST SCORE

Played on 3rd July 2013
25 Entries  Par 74   SSS 73   CSS  73

Scratch Winner - Sarah Eckford  84
Silver Winner - Sarah Eckford (11)  73
Silver Runner Up - Vivien Howe (19)  74
Bronze Winner - Joy McLeod (32)  74
Bronze Runner Up - Morven McLeod (35)  74

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

SUMMER GREENSOMES STABLEFORD

Played Wednesday 26th June 2013, 19 couples entered.

Winners - Maureen Cook and Jane Dickie - 38pts
Runners up - Marion Munro and Margaret Parrott - 35pts

Friday, June 21, 2013

IONA PLAYS HER PART IN THE RENFREWSHIRE COUNTY WIN

Iona a winner with caddy Denise on Day 3 against Lanarkshire
Many congratulations go to Ranfurly Castle's Iona Stephen who was part of the winning Renfrewshire Team in the West of Scotland Inter County matches at Bothwell Castle on Monday - Wednesday of this week -- Your Webmaster Carol Fell who was there to enjoy the victory and take all the photographs and video.
Jean Irvine (County Secretary) was the caddy mistress,.
Maureen Cook, Denise Cowan, Fiona Roger, Sally Smyth and Anne Judge all contributed by helping as caddies.
To read all about it -- Go to the RLCGA Website

CHARITY TRI AM STABLEFORD.

The weather became very pleasant after a shaky start. Eleven teams went out .

The winners were :
Sally Smyth
Marjorie Mitchell
Joy McLeod

Runners -up :
Team Parrott :-
Vivien Howe
Margaret Parrott
Gillian Donaghy

Prizes will be presented at the  Annual Dinner.
The amount collected is £73.00 which will go to the RNLI

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Ladies Vets Trophy and Ladies Gillies Trophy

Played 19/6/2013         31 Entrants   Par 74   SSS 73   CSS 74

Vets Trophy Winner - Rosemary Ogilvie (17) 36pts
Gillies Trophy Winner - Marion Reid (26) 35pts (bih)


TEXAS SCRAMBLE - Saturday 29th June

Teams of four are required for the above competition.  The notice is on the main notice board.  This is a great format, so please support this fun competition.

Monday, June 17, 2013

SUMMER GREENSOMES DRAW

SUMMER GREENSOMES STABLEFORD
WEDNESDAY 26TH JUNE 2013 
CHECK CONVERSION CHART FOR HANDICAP ALLOWANCE.
£1.00 ENTRY PER PERSON
0900
MARY HARDIE & EILEEN WALKER / PAMELA MACKENZIE & VICKY RENNIE
0906
JEAN IRVINE & MORVEN MCLEOD / MARY CRAIG & ELIZABETH JESSOP
0912
EVY MCGREGOR & CHRIS MINTO / ANNE ROBINSON & JEAN MURRAY
0918
 JAN MACNAB & MARION REID / LILIAS SNODGRASS & JENNIFER CAIRNS
0924
MAUREEN COOK & JANE DICKIE / MARION MUNRO & MARGARET PARROTT
0930
SHEILA BIGGART & MARY IRVING / SALLY SMYTH & GILLIAN DONAGHY
0936
HELEN ABRAM & MEG MACDONALD / VIVIEN HOWE & LINDA MACDOUGALL
0942
ROSEMARY REEDIE & ANNE NICOLL / MOYRA GORDON & DOROTHY SIMPSON
0948
DENISE COWAN & HELEN CRICHTON / ANNE JUDGE & PAMELA WILSON
0954
NANCY MACGADIE & KARIN MACKENZIE / AGNES WILLIAMSON & KAY MARTIN / MORAG SMITH & JOY MCLEOD
1000


                                                                 

Friday, June 14, 2013

INTER COUNTY FOURSOMES FINALS AT RANFURLY CASTLE

Renfrewshire's Donna Jackson & Liz Stewart won the Scratch Prize at Inter County Foursomes Finals played today at Ranfurly Castle.
Renfrewshire's Val Lawrence & Brenda Conway won the Handicap Section.
Scoring was generally high due to the fast greens and thick rough.

Donna & Liz with Ranfurly Castle Captain Sheila Biggart


Winner in Handicap Section Brenda Conway (absent partner Val Lawrence)

Other prize-winners:

Ayrshire's Audrey Thompson & Liz Keohone   
Ayrshire's Cathy Malcolm & Debbie Watt
Ayrshire's Jess Blackwood & Jeanette Stewart

RESULTS:
Scratch
1st          Renfrewshire: Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle) & Liz Stewart (Greenburn)        79
2nd        Ayrshire: Audrey Thompson & Liz Keohone (Loudoun Gowf)                           84
3rd        Ayrshire:  Cathy Malcolm (P. St Nicholas) & Debbie Watt (Belleisle)               86

Handicap
1st         Renfrewshire: Val Lawrence (Kilmacolm) & Brenda Conway (Renfrew)              88 - 15 - 73
2nd        Ayrshire: Jess Blackwood & JeanetteStewart (Kilmarnock Barassie)         98 - 17 - 81
3rd         D&A Helen Robertson & Jinty Halley (Douglas Park)                              97 - 14 - 83

FULL LIST OF RESULTS
Scratch
D Jackson/L Stewart Cochrane C/Greenburn 3/3 RLCGA 79
A Thompson/L Keohone Loudoun Gowf 4/6 ALCGA 84
C Malcolm/D Watt P.St Nicholas/Belleisle 4/3 ALCGA 86
L Campbell/L McGeachy Cardross/Windyhill 6/6 D & A 87
L Lloyd/F Scott Hayston/Bothwell Castle 2/4 LLCGA 90
F Norris/M McDonald Hamilton/East Kilbride 1/15 LLCGA 90
D Cowan/J MacDonald Ranfurly Castle 6/20 RLCGA 91
H Anderson/LHale TroonLadies/Caldwell 7/10 RLCGA 91
S Steele/M Stewart Hilton Park 11/11 D & A 92
F Alexander/C Sim Hilton Park/Balmore 11/16 D & A 95
J Anderson/M Marshall Wishaw 18/27 LLCGA 105
J West/M Miller Irvine Bogside/Troon Ladies 15/17 ALCGA N/R

Handicap
V Lawrence/B Conway Kilmacolm/Renfrew 14/16 RLCGA 88 15 73 1
J Blackwood/J Stewart Kilmarnock Barassie 14/20 ALCGA 98 17 81 2
H Robertson/J Halley Douglas Park 12/16 D & A 97 14 83 3
S Reid/B Lyle Kilmacolm/Whitecraigs 17/19 RLCGA 103 18 85
A McCall/M Craig Strathaven 21/17 LLCGA 106 19 87
A Aitken/L Giblin Eastwood/Haggs Castle 12/20 RLCGA 106 16 90
M Porter/P Rice Strathaven 20/22 LLCGA 112 21 91
A Gardner/A Campbell Hilton Park 22/27 D & A 116 24.5 91.5
N Choat/A Cumberland Hilton Park 23/21 D & A 113 21.5 91.5
J Glass/I Cooper Drumpellier 25/21 LLCGA 116 23 93
L Wilson/L McDonald Kilmarnock Barassie 7/16 ALCGA N/R

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Ladies Stableford and Gran's Trophy

Played 12th June 2013,   32 Entrants
Par 74   SSS 73   CSS 73
Stableford Winner        - Maureen Cook (13) 39 pts
Runner Up                    - Morven McLeod (35) 38pts
Gran's Trophy Winner  -Vicky Rennie (29) 36pts
 

Monday, June 10, 2013

CHARITY TRI AM STABLEFORD - FRIDAY 21ST JUNE 2013

PLEASE TICK NAME – CAPTAIN TO CONTACT THEIR TEAM IF NAMES NOT TICKED.

                                                           £2.00 ENTRY PER PERSON

9.00 AM                         ANN ROBINSON  /  KARIN MACKENZIE  /  KAY MARTIN     

9.06 AM                        ANN JUDGE   /   MOIRA WILSON   /   JANE DICKIE

9.12 AM                        NANCY MACGADIE  /  MARY HARDIE  /  JEAN MURRAY

9.18 AM                        MARY CRAIG  /  HELEN DUNN  /  DOROTHY SIMPSON

9.24 AM                        EVY  MACGREGOR  /  MARION REID  /  JENNIFER CAIRNS

9.30 AM                        SALLY SMYTH  /  MARJORIE MITCHELL  /  JOY MCLEOD

9.36 AM                        JAN MACNAB  /  MOYRA GORDON  /  CHRIS MINTO

9.42 AM                         JEAN IRVINE  /  ANN NICOL  /  CYNTHIA KEANIE

9.48 AM                         LILIAS SNODGRASS  /  HELEN ABRAM  /  PAMELA WILSON

9.54 AM                        SHEILA BIGGART  /  VIVIEN HOWE  /  GILLIAN DONAGHY


RESERVES ;  VICKY RENNIE, EILEEN WALKER.  ANY PROBLEMS PLEASE CONTACT EILEEN ON 01505 705003.

 EVERYONE TAKING PART IN THE CHARITY TRI AM WILL BE STARTING AT THE
1ST TEE THEREFORE TO ALLOW THOSE FINISHING EARLIER TO LEAVE  WE HAVE
DECIDED TO HAVE THE PRIZEGIVING FOR THE CHARITY TRI AMS AT THE ANNUAL
DINNER.

Greenlees Team v Troon

Well done to this weeks team - Denise, Anne, Anne, Nancy, Marion, Fiona, Maureen, Allison and Pamela who got a halved match against Troon at home today.

Sunday, June 09, 2013

MARION AND STUART WIN LADIES DAY

Stuart and Marion Munro -- Ladies Day winners
Flowers by Joy McLeod
Many Congratulations go to Stuart and Marion Munro who were the Winners of the Ladies Day Mixed  Shotgun Foursomes on Saturday. Thanks go to Jean Irvine for the photographs.
Many congrats also go to Agnes and Stephen Williamson who won Western Gailes Ladies Day