Sunday, December 29, 2019

BREAKFAST ON 3rd JANUARY

Ladies, just a little reminder that everyone is invited to come to the Club on 3rd January 2020 for breakfast, a chat and, maybe, a little golf if wanted.  Time is 10.00-10.15am.
It would be helpful if you could contact Joy before hand if you plan to come along, but don't worry if that is not possible.  Looking forward to seeing anyone who is free for a catch up and a Happy New Year to you all when it comes.



Saturday, December 21, 2019

LADIES AGM AND PRIZEGIVING

The Ladies Section AGM and Prizegiving will be held in the clubhouse on Saturday 18th January 2020, at 10.45 for 11am.

All ladies who are eligible to attend have been emailed paperwork for the meeting and there are copies available for inspection on the Notice Board in the Ladies Locker Room.

Friday, December 06, 2019

XMAS FUN!

There might not have been any golf because of the heavy rain but, great fun was had playing the entertaining quiz organised by Jan.  Everyone turned up in Festive dress - the jumper sales must have increased this year - but Anne Judge decided that a Xmas jumper was not nearly good enough as can be seen from the following photo.  Well done Anne!


Golf Teams of 3 were joined by ladies who had not intended to play golf anyway, but were prepared to put their general knowledge to the test.  No horrible head scratching questions this year, just a range of topics with plenty of possible answers for all the team to contribute to.   The overal winning team was decided by playing Family Fortunes and consisted of  Sheila Biggart, Evelyn MacDermid and Morag Cunningham - congratulations all.
40 Ladies then enjoyed lunch and chat upstairs, perhaps the first mince pie of the season for many of us, along with coffee or tea, rounded off the occasion.





Wednesday, December 04, 2019

NO GOLF THIS MORNING

Predictably, the weather is not pleasant for golf this morning.

We will revert to Plan B and meet at 11.15am prior to our Christmas Lunch.

If the weather dries up this afternoon, anyone feeling they have missed out on their golf can always have a few holes after lunch.

See you all later
Jan

Saturday, November 30, 2019

XMAS 9 HOLES AND LUNCH - WEDNESDAY 4 DECEMBER 2019

The 9 holes of golf will be Stableford "Yellow Ball" format in teams of three. Holes 1-3 & 13-18. Please see draw below.

Lunch will be 12.30 for 12.45pm, price £7.50, for soup and half sandwich combo plus tea/coffee and mince pie. Please bring the exact money if possible.

In the event of a very wet day, a decision on the golf will be made and blogged by 9.15am. If there is no golf, we will meet at 11.15am for some pre-lunch games.

DRAW
1st tee 10.15 Sheila Biggart, Morag Cunningham, Evelyn McDermid
1st tee 10.22 Mary Craig, Joy McLeod, Jane Dickie
1st tee 10.30 Marion Munro, Jean Irvine, Gillian Donaghy
13th tee 10.15 Pamela MacKenzie, Mary Hardie, Chris Minto
13th tee 10.22 Anne Judge, Rosemary Reedie, Alison Templeton
16th tee 10.15 Lilias Snodgrass, Pat Pennel, Morven McLeod
16th tee 10.22 Maureen Cook, Rosemary Ogilvie, Mary Irving
16th tee 10.30 Anne Robinson, Karin MacKenzie, Vicky Rennie

Any problems, please contact Jan

Monday, November 11, 2019

RLCGA SUCCESS FOR RANFURLY CASTLE

Anne Judge, Pearl Orr and Marion Munro
Winter Foursomes Winners


Sheila Shaw Pearl Orr and Jan Macnab



The 110th Renfrewshire Ladies' County Golf Association AGM was held at Haggs Castle Golf Club last Wednesday evening  -- the 6th November 2019. -- READ FULL REPORT

Ranfurly Castle's players performed well in this years County Competitions and received their prizes from RLCGA's President Pearl Orr after the AGM.



Ranfurly Castle Main Winners
Winter Foursomes 2018/19
Winners: Anne Judge and Marion Munro, Ranfurly Castle
Runners Up: Jan Macnab, Ranfurly Castle and Sheila Shaw, Caldwell
Spring Meeting Scratch and Division 1 Winner: Jan Macnab,
June Medal Winner: Jan Macnab 
July Medal Winner : Anne Judge
Rosebowl Winner: Jan Macnab,
Triam Winners: Jan Macnab, Ranfurly Castle, Morag Turner, Kilmacolm, Margaret Gray, Old Ranfurly

Unfortunately Jan's partner Sheila took unwell just after receiving the Winter Foursomes runners up award and Jan did not get presented her Rosebowl Winners Trophy as she was helping look after Sheila with others at the time and the prize giving was moved through to another room. Sheila has since recovered.  

Report by Carol Fell (as requested)

Monday, October 28, 2019

WINTER BOUNCE OPTIONS 2019

Ladies
As mentioned at the Ladies dinner last week, please keep in mind  the  bounce game  options on a Wednesday , 9.30am and 13.00 though probably best to check re 13.00.-see notice  in locker room
Saturday Morning play.. normally there are ladies play around 10.30am ish.....chek via clubv1..-full members however

Friday, October 25, 2019

LADIES DINNER

On Wednesday 23rd October 43 ladies enjoyed a lovely evening at the annual dinner.  Despite all the disruptive work being carried out fitting new windows in both the smoke room and mixed lounge, Simon, Mandy and their team coped amazingly. No one would have known how the room had looked only a couple of hours before everyone arrived! Judging by the noise level, everyone had a good time.
Jan welcomed everyone and presented the Fun Competition prizes before giving a little explanation of how she proposes to run the Ladies Section next season in light of the fact that there is no Vice Captain to take over in January.
As usual Jean Irvine has taken a very good selection of photos of the evening.





Saturday, October 19, 2019

ALTERNATE FINAL SWING (12 holes) 19/10/2019

2 ladies played in this very last competition of the season on a day of very pleasant autumn weather.
No winter greens!

Winner:       Louise Cooper   16 pts
Runner Up: Morag Cunningham 9 ptts

Thursday, October 17, 2019

FINAL SWING (12 holes) 16 OCTOBER 2019

8 Ladies played early afternoon (four played the red course and four played the green course,  (the morning weather was very wet). There were 5  winter greens.

Winner: Karen Binning (count back) 24 points

Runner Up: Anne Judge 24 points.

Updated 19/10/19, apologies , my error.

What an amazing rainbow!







Wednesday, October 09, 2019

SCRAMBLE TODAY CANCELLED

Once again the horrid rain has scuppered our plans for a fun day. The Australian Scramble scheduled for today, Wednesday 9th October, has had to be cancelled.

If anyone fancies coming to the club for lunch, there will be a few of us there from 12.15pm.

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

LADIES DUAL DAY OCTOBER MEDAL

05/10/2019

CSS (Red) 76 r/o

Scratch: Sarah Eckford 94

Silver Winner:     Sarah Eckford (11)  83
Silver RunnerUp: Eunice Muir (18)    85

No players in Bronze division

Friday, October 04, 2019

LADIES OCTOBER MEDAL 02/10/2019

14 ladies played on a glorious autumn day.
However, the greens had been tined and heavily sanded, so the putting was not easy!

CSS(Red)      76r/o
CSS(Green)   75r/o

Scratch: Jan Macnab(10)    86

Silver Winner:     Jan Macnab (10)  76
Silver RunnerUp: Mary Craig (16)   77

Bronze Winner:      Helen Abram (21)   79
Bronze RunnerUp: Vicky Rennie (28)   80

Thursday, October 03, 2019

AUSTRALIAN SCRAMBLE WEDNESDAY 9TH OCTOBER

The draw has been done for the fun 12 hole scramble next Wednesday, 9th October 2019



LADY GOLFERS' ANNUAL DINNER

The ladies dinner will be on Wednesday 23rd October 2019, 7 for 7.30pm. The menu offered by new chef Simon Partridge looks delicious (see below) and I hope as many ladies as possible will be able to attend. The price will be £25 for 3 courses plus coffee or tea.

The prizes for this year's charity and fun competitions will be presented on the night.

There is a notice up in the Locker Room for everyone to sign up and tick their menu choices. Anyone who wishes to come but cannot get to the club in the next week or so can email me with their menu choices and I will add them to the list.

See you then
Jan




WINTER 12 HOLE COMPETITION

As there were very few entries this year for the 12-Hole Winter Knock-out, it was decided to run this as a Round Robin competition.

The notice is up in the Ladies Locker Room for those playing to enter results.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

McLACHLAN CUP 25/09/2019

12 pairs played in this re-arranged competition.
Luckily it stayed dry.

Winners:       Allison Murray & Jean Murray (21)        39pts
Runners Up: Denise Cowan & Morven McLeod (19)  37 pts

LADIES STABLEFORD 14/09/2019

CSS (Red) 76

Winner:        Louise Cooper (19)   31pts
RunnerUp:   Sarah Eckford (11)    23 pts

Thursday, September 19, 2019

FAREWELL TO TOM ECKFORD

Ladies, as you know, Tom will be leaving the Pro Shop at the end of the month after 25 years at Ranfurly Castle.

Next Wednesday 25th September will be the final Wednesday we see him in the Pro Shop when we check-in for a Ladies Competition (it will be the rearranged McLachlan Cup - weather permitting).

To mark the occasion, I have invited Tom to come up and join the ladies for lunch after we play so we can all say goodbye and thank you.

It would therefore be lovely to see as many of you as possible there for lunch on Wednesday, even if you are not playing in the competition.

I will see you there!
Jan

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

CHARITY TRI-AM 18TH SEPTEMBER 2019

Thanks to Sheila Biggart and Mary Hardie for organising today's Charity Tri-am.

8 teams played and today's entry money plus donations, together with the earlier proceeds from the Bridge Drive raffle, will be donated to the Lady Captain's chosen charity for this year, Crohns & Colitis UK.

The better weather seemed to bring out some good golf as the scores were generally very high.

Winners: Jan Macnab, Geraldine Hughes, Anne Gordon - 54 points
Runners-up; Maureen Cook, Pat Pennel, Carol Reid - 52 points


Monday, September 16, 2019

COUNTY ROSEBOWL FINAL AT GLEDDOCH

Ladies I feel slightly awkward blogging this, as it is a bit like blowing your own trumpet, but I felt you would all like to know that I played in the County Rosebowl final this afternoon and won 3&1.

The final was held at Gleddoch, arranged and refereed by County Captain June Lockhart who is a member there. My opponent was Linda MacDougall (Greenock and Kilmacolm), handicap 7 so I received 3 shots. It was a good match - I felt that I was hitting better iron shots to greens but Linda's putting was outstanding, 12 footers were practically gimmes, until she finally missed one by a whisker at the 15th.

I managed to get to 4 up after 10 holes, then Linda had 3 birdies in the next 5 holes! The match was finally over at the (pretty muddy) 17th where, after we both had to get a free drop to play our second shots, I finally holed a long putt for a birdie 4. Huge thanks to Sheila for coming to caddy for me, listening to my witterings about which irons to play and generally being a big encouragement.

I am absolutely delighted to win the trophy again for Ranfurly Castle - looking back at the trophy there have been 6 Ranfurly winners in the last 8 years - starting in 2012 with Iona Stephen (now a big-time Sky Sports presenter hobnobbing with the Solheim Cup girls but back then a Ranfurly Castle mere mortal!), then Denise won three years in a row (wow)  and last year Anne Judge won at Cathcart Castle. Whose turn could it be next year??


Wednesday, September 11, 2019

AUTUMN MEETING (MITCHELL TROPHY) 11 SEPTEMBER 2019

Red Css:75 Par :74
Green Css 75 R/O Par 74

Winner  Mary Craig(16) net 77
R/up Sarah Eckford (11) net 80

Vicky, Joy and Morag also braved the elements.
Well done to all, the wind  was very tricky.

5 ladies took part in the competition.


Tuesday, September 10, 2019

LADIES DUAL DAY SEPTEMBER MEDAL

Ladies Dual Day September Medal 07/09/2019

For once it was a glorious day! 2 ladies played.

CSS (Red) 76 r/o

Winner: Alexandra Qayum (9)    86

DAILY MAIL FOURSOMES

DAILY MAIL FOURSOMES 06/09/2019

Winners:    Anne Judge & Sheila Biggart    78.5
Runners Up:     Mary Craig & Mary Hardie  87

Monday, September 09, 2019

CHARITY TRI-AM WEDNESDAY 18 SEPTEMBER 2019



What a horrible day today, however to brighten it up  is the draw for the above event.
😊 entry fee is £3.00pp.

09.15am  Pamela Mackenzie/Carol Reid/Pat Pennel

09.23am Mary Craig/Vicky Rennie/Jean Irvine

09.31am Lilias Snodgrass/Alison Templeton/Rosemary Reedie

09.39am Maureen Cook/June Giles/Gillian Donaghy

09.47am Evy MacGregor/Margaret Parrot/Rosemary Ogilvie

09.55am Agnes Williamson/Mary Irving/Joy McLeod

13.00      Jan MacNab/Geraldine Houston/Anne Gordon

Any changes please contact Sheila 



Friday, August 30, 2019

LADIES STABLEFORD 28/08/2019

9 ladies played on a very blustery, showery day. More like October than August!

CSS (Red)    75
CSS (Green) 75 r/o

Winner:       Gillian Donaghy (27)        31 pts
Runner Up: Morag Cunningham (26)  30 pts

MCLACHLAN CUP - POSTPONED

Sadly, because of the terrible weather and torrential overnight rain, we have decided to postpone today's McLachlan Cup.

The new date is Wednesday 25 September, in place of the scheduled Stableford competition.

Sunday, August 25, 2019

CLUB FINALS DAY 2019

On Saturday 24th August the Club Championship Finals were played in beautiful sunny conditions which was a huge relief to all concerned!  In the week leading up to this, several semi finals were still to be played, due to the poor weather.  It was by no means certain that all games could be completed in time and 2 couples were out on the course until 9pm on Friday night to ensure that the Worpleston Trophy final could take place.

The Ladies Championship final was between Jan Macnab and Denise Cowan.  22 club members followed the game, supporting both parties, but after a very close fought match, Denise was the winner on the 17th green.  The two caddies - Anne Robinson and Maureen Cook - did a wonderful job keeping the ladies calm and ensuring a good match.



The Worplesdon final was between Marion and Stuart Munro and Marissa Barr and Stephen Thomson with Marissa and Stephen taking the Trophy.


                                      The Trophies were presented by Captain David Stewart.










LADIES INVITATION DAY 2019

The Ladies Invitation Day was played, at the second time of asking, on Friday 23rd August.

Unfortunately some of the ladies who planned to bring a guest and play on the original date were unable to make it, but those who came along all enjoyed the greensomes format and a dry, if windy, day.

The winners were Sheila Biggart and her guest Nicky Stirrup from Kilmacolm with 36 points.


Runners-up were Anne Judge and Margaret Gray from Old Ranfurly with 35 points.


Nearest the pin at 7th - Eileen Walker
Nearest the pin at 14th - Sheila Biggart
Longest drive silver - Carol Smith
Longest drive bronze - Joy McLeod



Many thanks to Vicky Rennie and Nancy MacGadie for all their hard work arranging (and rearranging) the day, to Maureen Cook and Joy McLeod for donating some of the prizes and to Jean Irvine for ensuring the clubhouse looked beautiful with various flower arrangements throughout.

Friday, August 23, 2019

LADIES 9 HOLE STABLEFORD 20/08/2019

9 Hole Stableford 20/08/2019

2 ladies played in todays competition

Winner:      Mary Irving
RunnerUp: Moira Wilson

LADIES OUTING 2019

Thanks to Marion Munro for organising the successful annual Ladies Outing to Hilton Park on Wednesday 21st August. 24 ladies enjoyed hot rolls before play, 18 holes (in most cases) and a two course meal when we came in. There was enough dry weather for everyone to enjoy at least some of their golf, although by the end it was a bit miserable particularly for the later starters.

The Allander Course provided lovely views, was not too long (although quite hilly in places!) and had the advantage of coming back to the clubhouse after 9 holes.



The winners were Jan Macnab, Rosemary Ogilvy and Cynthia Keanie with 52 pts,


Runners up Agnes Williamson, Joy McLeod and Pamela MacKenzie with 49 pts


and Jean Murray holed the longest putt on the 9th green - 141 inches!









                                             Is Anne off for a paddle to find her ball?

Thursday, August 22, 2019

FINALS DAY 2019

This Saturday 24th August is Championship Finals Day. The Ladies Final, between Jan Macnab and Denise Cowan, will tee off at 12.40pm. Good luck to both girls!

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

HALDEN CUP SUNDAY 18TH AUGUST 2019

This Sunday's Halden Cup match - the annual match where the Lady Captain's team plays the Gents Captain's team - was another victim of this extremely wet August.

There was a delayed start and some matches played over a reduced number of holes but we were able to go ahead, after Captain David was to be seen out squeegeeing the 18th green personally!
All the matches were played in a great spirit and everyone seemed to enjoy the less formal buffet-style lunch judging by all the noisy chat filling the dining room.
The overall match result was a Draw which seemed very fair in the conditions.


Thanks to all the ladies who played, from the rookies enjoying their first taste of this fierce competition to the stalwarts who turn out every year having had their arms twisted! I appreciated your support.

Jan

Friday, August 16, 2019

POOH PUTTER

Wednesday 14th August was the annual match between the Captain's team and the Vice Captain's team for the Pooh Putter. This year was slightly different and it was a Past Captain's team that took on the challenge.  Sadly the weather was rather wet, so the competition was reduced to 10 holes and the result was a resounding win for the Captain's team.
It was good to see so many ladies enjoying lunch and the chat afterwards.



Sunday, August 11, 2019

CORONATION FOURSOMES AREA FINAL

Jan Macnab and Sheila Biggart represented Ranfurly Castle at the Coronation Foursomes area final at West Linton on Thursday 8th August.

The girls have not made it to the Grand Final at St Andrews this year but finished a very respectable 4th out of 66 competitor pairs, with 36 points. The top three couples all had 38 points.

REARRANGED LADIES INVITATION DAY

After the terrible weather last Friday led to the postponement of this event, the new date for the Ladies Invitation Greensomes is Friday 23rd August.

A revised entry sheet will be put up in the Locker Room. Most players have been contacted and retain their original start times. Unfortunately the changed date means some ladies are now not able to play and their entry money will be refunded in due course.

There are spaces available if you were not able to play on Friday 9th but would like to get a partner and play on 23rd. Please just add your name to the sheet or contact Jan Macnab or Nancy MacGadie.

Friday, August 09, 2019

POOH PUTTER DRAW - WEDNESDAY 14TH AUGUST

The draw has been done for the Pooh Putter this coming Wednesday 14th August. The Captain's Team will play against the Immediate Past Captain's Team, as there is no Vice Captain.

Draw as follows:

9.20 Jan Macnab & Mary Hardie v Marion Munro & Joy McLeod
9.29 Nancy MacGadie & Anne Gordon v Vivien Howe & Anne Nicoll
9.38 Sheila Biggart & Cynthia Keanie v Maureen Cook & Gillian Donaghy
9.47 Karen Binning & Morag Cunningham v Denise Cowan & Eileen Walker
9.56 Pamela MacKenzie & Carol Reid v Evy MacGregor & Karin MacKenzie
10.05 Allison Murray & Jean Murray v Mary Craig & Rosemary Reedie
10.14 Mary Irving & Jane Dickie v Margaret Parrot & Dorothy Simpson
10.23 Jean Irvine & Marjorie Mitchell v Moira Wilson & June Giles

Any problems, please contact Jan.

Thursday, August 08, 2019

LADIES AUGUST MEDAL 07/08/2019

5 ladies played.
There was also a County medal today so several of the "usuals" were playing in that competition.

CSS (Red)    76 r/o
CSS (Green) 75 r/o

Scratch: Denise Cowan (6) 90

Silver Winner:       Mary Craig (16)        80
Silver Runner Up:  Denise Cowan (6)     84

Bronze Winner:     Morven McLeod (32)  95

LADIES SATURDAY STABLEFORD 03/08/2019

6 ladies played

CSS (Red)     73
CSS (Green)  72

Winner:       Karen Binning (18) 36 pts
RunnerUp:  Sarah Eckford (11) 35 pts

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

GREENLEES MATCH AT MILNGAVIE

The final away match of the season was played at Milngavie on Monday 5th August. Despite having to sit in the car for 10 minutes when we arrived because of the torrential downpour, amazingly the rain then stayed away for the duration of the match. Current league leaders Milngavie won 7-2, a not unexpected result, but with some close matches. Two halves and another win for Mary C at the end of the team. Well done!

Thursday, August 01, 2019

DORIE HUNTER STROKEPLAY WEDNESDAY 31 JULY 2019

Winner- Mary Craig (16) net 74
Runner-Up Helen Abram (21) net 75

Red Course PAR 74/ SSS73 /CSS 73
Green Course  PAR 74 /SSS 72/CSS 75 R/O -

15 Ladies took part in the Competition.

Monday, July 29, 2019

SUMMER MEETING (WALKER QUAICH) 24 JULY 2019

Winner -Anne Judge(12) with a score of net 74
Runner-up- Joy McLeod(23) with a score of net 75

Red Course SSS 73 CSS74
Green Course SSS 72 CSS72

18 ladies took part in the Competition. 

Monday, July 22, 2019

LADIES INVITATION DAY - FRIDAY 9TH AUGUST

Would all ladies who have signed up for the Ladies Invitation day on Friday 9th August, please pay their £22 in advance, by putting a cheque payable to RCGC Ladies Section, or cash in an envelope clearly marked with their name, in the box in the locker room. Please also provide your partner's handicap as soon as possible. The £22 covers golf and lunch for both you and your partner.

Many thanks
Jan and Vicky (Invitation Day organiser)

Sunday, July 21, 2019

LADIES OPEN DAY

Thanks to Marion Munro, Alison Robertson, Anne Judge and Jean Irvine for organising another successful Ladies Open Day on Thursday 18th July 2019.

There was a good entry, decent weather for most competitors (a bit windy!), and the fantastic sum of £413 was raised by the raffle for MENCAP.

The prizewinners were:
1st (78 points) - Evy MacGregor (Ranfurly Castle), Carol Fell (Douglas Park), Gilly MacRae (Troon Ladies)



2nd (74 points bih) - Alison Templeton (Ranfurly Castle), Libby Pow (Ralston), Lilias Lamont (Old Ranfurly)



3rd (74 points) - Jean Sloan, Gillian McGinlay, Rona Lockie (all Troon Ladies)

Longest Drive Bronze - Alison Templeton



Nearest the line - Doreen McConnell


Friday, July 19, 2019

EX LADY CAPTAINS' DAY



21 former Ranfurly Castle Lady Captains played a 12-Hole Stableford Tri-Am today, Friday 19th July 2019, on what turned out to be a pleasant, sunny morning. The golf winners were Vivien Howe, Helen Abram and Marjorie Mitchell (32 points) and Runners-up (after a close count-back) were Anne Judge, Carol Fell and Alison Robertson (30 points).


These ladies then joined me and 3 other past Lady Captains for lunch in the dining room. This appeared to be enjoyed by all, if the volume of the chat was anything to go by! Joy McLeod and Evelyn McDermid won prizes with their lucky tickets.

Nancy MacGadie collected the beautiful begonia plant which she had won in the raffle on the Ladies Open day.

Thanks to Pamela MacKenzie for her help organising the day and Jean Irvine for taking photos.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

SUMMER GREENSOMES STABLEFORD

Played Wednesday 17th July 2019. 10 couples played and sadly got pretty wet.

Winners: Sheila Biggart & Helen Abram (16) 39pts
Runners-up: Anne Judge & Gillian Donaghy (17) 36pts

COMPETITION RESULTS

GILLIES TROPHY played Wednesday 10 July 2019 (5 entries)
Winner: Joy McLeod 22(23) 29pts (bih)
Runner-up: Carol Reid 28(28) 29pts

WEEKEND STROKEPLAY played Saturday 13th July 2019 (2 entries)
Winner: Sarah Eckford 11(11) 81
Runner-up: Anne Gordon 34(34) 90

9 HOLE STABLEFORD played Tuesday 16th July 2019 (8 entries)
Winner: Mary Irving 26(12) 16pts (bi6)
Runner-up: Pamela MacKenzie 17(7) 16pts

GREENLEES MATCH V KILMARNOCK BARASSIE

Another difficult day for the Greenlees team away at Barassie on Monday 15th July. We were beaten 6.5/2.5 but at least did not get soaked. Well done to the "oldies" (per themselves!) who won the points for the team.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

AZALEA PLANTING!

A team of willing ladies spent a morning planting over 30 donated plants at the side of the 12th green.
This will look amazing next year and, in years to come, will be in competition with Augusta!!
Well done and thank you to all who contributed to this initiative.




Saturday, July 06, 2019

LADIES DUAL DAY JULY MEDAL

Ladies Dual Day July Medal 6/7/19

Only 3 ladies played on a beautiful summers day. A bit more weather like this please!

CSS (Red) 73

Scratch: Louise Cooper          93
Winner: Louise Cooper (19)    74
Runner Up : Eunice Muir (18)  80

GREENLEES MATCH AT PRESTWICK ST NICHOLAS

The Greenlees team had a horrid time at Prestwick St Nicholas on Friday 5th July. Prestwick were feeling the pressure to win points as 3 of their top 4 players had not been available for any of their previous matches. Needless to say, they all turned out against Ranfurly Castle. The predominantly single-figure handicap opposition, the tricky away course, the howling wind and the lashing rain all made it an afternoon we would like to forget and an 8-1 defeat, while disappointing, was not a huge surprise. Many were slightly cheered up however by the delicious catering provided afterwards.

Onwards to the next game! We had an 8-1 defeat last year and still managed to finish mid-table so we must all keep our hopes and spirits up.

HOLE IN ONE!!

Hole in one!

Many congratulations to Claire Provan who had a hole in one at the 14th while playing in Tom Eckfords Pro-Am day on Friday 28th June.
Well done Claire!

Friday, July 05, 2019

LADIES JULY MEDAL

Ladies July Medal Wednesday 3rd July

It did not feel like July! Weather was cloudy with a very chilly wind.

17 ladies played

CSS (Red)    74
CSS (Green) 75 r/o

Scratch:    Denise Cowan  80

Silver Winner:       Denise Cowan (7)  73
Silver Runner Up:  Helen Abram (21)  75

Bronze Winner:       Vicky Rennie (28)  78
Bronze Runner Up:  Joy McLeod (23)  79

LADIES STABLEFORD

Ladies Stableford Saturday 29th June

Due to the danger of lightning this competition was suspended and then abandoned. No rounds had been completed and entered into the computer before the competition was abandoned, so no lady's handicap was affected.
All entry fees were due to be refunded but the ladies who had entered all agreed that the money should be added to the funds raised through the Hospice Cup and donated to St Vincents Hospice.

Friday, June 28, 2019

WEST RENFREWSHIRE LEAGUE V CALDWELL

Tuesday night, 25th June, was the final match of the West Renfrewshire League season, having been rearranged from last month due to a flooded course.

The match was a very competitive one with Caldwell, who have seen some new ladies join from Beith Golf Club and renewed vigorous determination from their captain and players, since we last had an easy home victory over them two years ago! I am pleased to report that the team managed to win 3.5/2.5 but it was a nail-biting finish with Mary H coming in with the crucial half in the final game in.

This result will ensure the team remains in Division 1 for next year, even though the final position is not yet know with other clubs still having matches to play.

Thanks to Vivien Howe for arranging (and rearranging!) the matches this year and to all the ladies who have played - Jan, Vivien, Agnes, Lilias, Louise, Helen A, Mary H, Joy, Gillian and Morag.

LADIES VETS TROPHY & STABLEFORD

Played Wednesday 26 June 2019  (24 entries)
CSS (Red) - 73,  CSS (Green) - 74

Winner: Karen Binning 19(19) 39 pts
Runner-up: Anne Gordon 35(35) 38 pts

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

GREENLEES MATCH V WEST KILBRIDE

Monday 24th June was the day for the Greenlees team's 3rd home game of the season and also the worst weather forecast of the year, with thundery showers threatened.

As it turned out there were thundery rumblings and one flash of lightning before the threat cleared away and most games were able to finish, albeit getting rather wet. This was much to team captain Anne Judge's relief as rearranging these games is almost impossible.

The team managed a good 6-3 win against a West Kilbride team that included many old friends, including Helen Craig.

Next up is Prestwick St Nicholas (away) on Friday 5th July. That will be a tough challenge!

HOSPICE CUP

13 ladies played on Sunday 23 June 2019, a very busy day on the course!

CSS (Red) - 74, CSS (Green) - 75 R/O

Winner: Allison Murray 11(12) 37 pts
Runner-up: Lesley Robertson 4(5) 35 pts

Friday, June 21, 2019

WEST RENFREWSHIRE LEAGUE WIN V RENFREW

On Thursday 20th June, the West Renfrewshire League team of Jan, Vivien, Agnes, Louise, Helen A and Morag enjoyed a home win against Renfrew 4-2. Special mention to Louise, who won a point in her first outing for the team. Well done girls!

Thursday, June 20, 2019

HOLE IN ONE!!!

On Wednesday 19th June, in the Grans Trophy:

HELEN ABRAM HAD A HOLE IN ONE AT THE 5TH!!!

Congratulations! And many thanks for the lunchtime drinks!

LADIES STABLEFORD & GRANS TROPHY

Played Wednesday 19th June 2019

23 ladies played on a rather pleasant day , although there were some heavy showers in the afternoon.

CSS (Red) - 74, CSS (Green) - 73

Grans Trophy Winner: Marion Munro 13(14) 36 pts (bih)

Stableford Winner: Denise Cowan  7(8)  39 pts

LADIES 9 HOLE STABLEFORD 18/6/19

Played Tuesday 18th June 2019

6 ladies played on a decent day of weather - compared to what we've been having!

SSS 71

Winner:      Mary Irving (26)         18pts
RunnerUp: Marjorie Mitchell (29) 12 pts


LADIES STABLEFORD Saturday 15th June

LADIES STABLEFORD Saturday 15th June

4 Ladies played on a day of sunshine and sharp showers.

All played on the green course. CSS 72

Winner: Louise Cooper (19)     38pts
RunnerUp: Eunice Muir (18)    36pts

R&A 9 HOLE CHALLENGE - SCOTTISH NATIONAL FINAL

R&A 9 HOLE CHALLENGE - SCOTTISH NATIONAL FINAL


Milnathort GC Thursday 13th June/Friday 14th June

Marissa & Kevin Barr won our local competition, eventually held on the evening of Fri 24th May after being called off for bad weather on the original date of 10th May. They went forward to play in the National Final of this competition on Friday 14th June.
They scored (jointly) a very respectable 34 pts and finished tied 10th overall from 112 pairs from all over Scotland!
Very well done Marissa & Kevin!

Winning scores on the day were 41pts and 39pts. These pairs, and the runners up, will head to Royal Portrush to play on 13th July before the Open tees off.

Monday, June 17, 2019

WOMEN'S MEDAL GRAND FINAL

Jan Macnab and Helen Abram represented Ranfurly Castle yesterday at the Scottish Golf Women's Medal Grand Final. Both had qualified for this last month playing at East Renfrewshire Golf Club.
The Grand Final was played on the Eden Course, St Andrews, on a day where the rain stayed away to let Helen finish but absolutely soaked Jan at the 17th!
No prizes for the girls but very respectable buffer zone scores for both (Helen 73, Jan 74) which placed them in the top third of competitors. The CSS was 72 with Silver Division won by a 68 and Bronze won by a staggering 62 from Margaret Adams of Gleddoch.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

DAVID REID MEMORIAL TROPHY

On Sunday 16th June 48 couples played in windy but sunny, dry conditions.  Everyone enjoyed the day despite the very fast greens!  Ranfurly Castle members  featured strongly amongst the prize winners.
1st -  Samantha Cowan (Cochrane Castle) and Martin McGoldrick (Ranfurly Castle), 68
2nd - Mary Craig and Joe McGoldrick (Ranfurly Castle), 72
3rd - Sheila Swinnerton,(Old Ran) and Peter Swinnerton (Ranfurly Castle) BHI 74
4th - Anne Gordon and Paul Morrell (Ranfurly Castle) BHI 74
Denise Cowan won the Longest Drive at the 18th and Joy McLeod and partner won the fewest putts with 29. A huge thank you to Pamela and Denise for all their organisation, Jean Irvine and Lilias for helping with the check in and Eunice for her stint as starter and presenting the prizes.