Saturday, March 21, 2020

LADIES UPDATE

Ladies you will all be expecting this news but for the avoidance of doubt...

1) The planned supper and rules night on April 2nd will not now go ahead.

2) Wednesday's Winter Greensomes competition has been cancelled and there will be no ladies competitions organised until further notice.

3) Casual golf will continue, taking into account the guidance issued in the recent Board email.

As the weather improves, I hope many of us can enjoy this casual golf as a way to keep our morale up over the coming weeks.

Look after yourselves, everyone.

Jan

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Golf and Government Advice re COVID19

Ladies, you will have by now seen the recent government advice about “social distancing” and we need to give serious consideration to how this will affect our golfing life over the next few months.

Obviously, the health and wellbeing of all members is our primary consideration. Many of our lady golfers are in a government identified “risk” category but at the same time they are well and active and would wish to keep exercising. Golf, like walking, is one of the activities which it may be possible to continue under certain conditions.

The situation is fast moving and official advice changes almost daily. In the first instance, we have decided to cancel the 12 hole 5-club competition scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday 18th March, while we take time to consider the best advice.

It may for instance be possible, come the competition season, to have no ballots but for players who are well, want fresh air and choose to do so, to play by arrangement throughout the day while still managing to achieve social distancing.

It is likely that the planned supper evening on April 2nd will have to be cancelled.

This is all very disappointing but this is an unprecedented time and our wish is for everybody to stay healthy.

All further updates on these matters will be published on the Blog.

Monday, March 09, 2020

New Email address

Maureen Cook has changed her email address.  For those with the yellow address book please change it to:-  maureen.a.cook@virginmedia.com

Friday, February 28, 2020

BRIDGE AFTERNOON WEDNESDAY 26 FEBRUARY 2020

Thanks to everyone who attended this year's Bridge Drive on Wednesday 26th February.

The whole event seemed a great success with 17 tables of players, all of whom enjoyed a delicious afternoon tea, and some of whom enjoyed some fabulous cards.

Several couples made small slams, only to be eclipsed by Robin Scott and Alistair Forsyth who had a Grand Slam (we can't remember the last time this was achieved!)

The bridge winners were:

  • 1st Kay Black - 2700 points
  • 2nd Elspeth Osbourne - 2650 points
  • 3rd Dorothy Simpson - 2307 points

Sincere thanks to Vicky Rennie who coordinated the whole event, together with her team of helpers including Joy McLeod and Maureen Cook. Thanks also to the large team of bakers and sandwich makers who provided the afternoon tea, which was much commented on and appreciated.

We would all like to thank Simon, Mandy and the rest of the catering team who provided the tea, coffee and scones and then donated the whole proceeds for these back to the raffle charity. Thanks to everyone who donated raffle prizes and bought tickets. A total of £255 was raised for Glasgow Samaritans.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

AFTERNOON TEA

Judging by the noise, the 34 ladies who attended the afternooon tea yesterday enjoyed their afternoon.
A lovley spread was provided by our caterers which was enjoyed along with the chat.   A lovely way to spend another wet afternoon!




Tuesday, February 04, 2020

BRIDGE AFTERNOON

The Ranfurly Castle Bridge Afternoon is coming up this month, on Wednesday 26th February, 1.30 for 2pm start. The cost is £30 for a table for four.

If you would like to play and have not already booked a table, please sign up on the Main Notice Board or contact Vicky Rennie to reserve a table. It promises to be a fun afternoon of cards with a delicious Afternoon Tea prepared and served by members of the Ladies Section.

Monday, January 20, 2020

LADIES HARD AT WORK

Sunday 19th January saw 7 ladies putting in a tough shift of gardening work outside the Clubhouse.
Well done girls, what a difference a bit of weeding and tidying up makes!
I'm sure all the members would like to thank you for your hard work.

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Volunteers to help out the gardening team always welcome!

Sunday, January 19, 2020

90th AGM

Saturday 18th January saw the Ladies section host the 90th AGM.  Approximately 45 ladies gathered in the dining room where Captain Jan welcomed everyone.  Various reports were given covering events of the past year before Jan introduced Gillian Donaghy as her Vice Captain and welcomed her to the post.  2019 was a difficult year for Jan with no Vice Captain but, with the help of many of the members, she survived and is generously giving her time to continue as Captain for anoher year.  She thanked both Sheila Biggart and Marion Munro for their services as they departed from the committee and welcomed Anne Gordon and Helen Abram as new members to replace them.
A congratulations Birthday card was sent to Ronnie MacLaren who has reached the grand age of 100, our oldest Past Captain.
The meeting continued with Jan presenting the prizes and Trophies to the winners from the last seasons golf.
Finally two dates for next month were given for people to put in their diary:-
Wed 19th February - Afternoon Tea event and Wed 26th February - Bridge Afternoon.
Look out for sheets in the locker room to sign up if you are interested and further information will follow shortly.









Monday, January 13, 2020

CAPTAINS' DRIVE-IN 2020

Thanks to everyone who came along on Sunday 12th January to witness the new Captains' Drive-In.

2019 Captain David Stewart handed over the badge of office to Eunice Muir, who then introduced the 2020 Gents Vice Captain, Brian McLaughlin.

Eunice, Brian and Lady Captain Jan later hit their tee shots off the first tee in front of a cheering audience (all balls in play, but Jan's disappointingly in the bunker!).

We were then very lucky with a dry and pleasant weather window for the 9 hole stableford competition. This year's winner of the Captains Quaich was Joy McLeod with 24pts, narrowly beating Kevin Barr and last year's winner Martin McGoldrick.

Well done Joy, a good start to the season for the Ladies!