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.
Jan and Vicky (Invitation Day organiser)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.