- an email will be sent out on Monday preceeding the Wednesday of the following week
- reply to say that you wish to be included in the bounce ballot by noon on Tuesday
- players will be put into groups of 4
- one of the 4 will be the lead for their group and will receive an email on Tuesday afternoon/evening to inform them who is in the group. They will contact the other players in the group to arrange a mutually convenient tee time which they will then book on the SG app.
- if any of the group can no longer play after the booking is made, they should inform the lead
Monday, December 28, 2020
Wednesday, December 09, 2020
In a fun end to a bizarre season, 34 ladies enjoyed the Festive Tri-Am waltz today, over 12 holes. Thankfully the weather allowed it to be played today, mainly on the full greens, although it did get a bit wet for the later starters.
Big thanks to Joy McLeod for preparing the cards and for the festive treats in the starter's hut, especially her beautiful homemade mince pies.
Festive Outfits were in evidence, and you can pick your own winners from these pictures!
Tuesday, December 08, 2020
Ladies, just a reminder that your cards for tomorrows tri am will be in the Starter Hut at the 1st tee.
Individual handicps for the day will be marked on them and it is a STABLEFORD Waltz format, playing holes 1 to 12. One score at 1st hole, 2 scores at 2nd hole and 3 scores at 3rd hole then repeat.
You are playing over the Green course, take a selfie of the team at the start and a photo of the card at the end and send both to Jan.
Monday, November 30, 2020
The draw has been updated for the Festive Tri-Am on Wednesday 9th December 2020.
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Despite the fact that the weather or covid restrictions could scupper our plans, we are going ahead in optimism and arranging a competition for Wednesday 9th December in place of the usual Christmas competition and lunch.
Note there will be no organised lunch afterwards, though players will be able to stay for drinks/lunch afterwards if they wish in the usual way, assuming the clubhouse is able to open for hospitality at that time. (EDIT - clubhouse will be closed under Tier 4 restrictions).
Enter from now until the end of November using the VMS App. (The App will be used to collect entries but scoring on the day will be by card).
Draw will be done Monday evening 30th November and posted on the blog. Teams of 3 as far as possible.
We have been allocated a ladies "slot" between 9.30am and 11.10am.
The competition will be Tri-Am format, open to all playing members including Associates and will be over 12 holes.
Further instructions to follow once the draw is made.
Thursday, November 05, 2020
The new WHS appears to have introduced the need for maths and calculators before we play golf. However, there is an easier way. Lookup tables should be available to keep everyone right.
Unfortunately, revised information on the Slope Ratings for our courses was received from Scottish Golf after our initial stationery had been ordered. Consequently, the information available in the hallway may not be correct for ladies.
I have therefore prepared 2 documents (one for the Red Course and one for the Green Course) that I will pin up on the main noticeboard on the left hand wall as you enter the Ladies Locker Room, which you can all consult as necessary.
The documents are basically tables which you refer to along the lines of the Greensomes Stroke Allowance sheets we used to have.
Find your Handicap Index by looking down the left hand column and move across to find the stokes you should receive for each type of play.
Monday, November 02, 2020
Sunday, November 01, 2020
The new World Handicapping System (WHS) comes in tomorrow, 2 November 2020. Hopefully you will all have been able to read about it over the last few weeks, including the Scottish Golf "Bite-size" posts that Morag has shared here on the blog. The data conversion has been a massive task and there are bound to be some anomalies but here are the main things to keep in mind:
1) Don't panic!
2) You can find your "projected" new Handicap Index - and from tomorrow your new Handicap Index - on the Scottish Golf App.
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Monday, October 26, 2020
Friday, October 23, 2020
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Handicap Index Calculation
How do I get one?
For new players:
For existing club members:
What is a score differential?
Monday, October 19, 2020
Scottish Golf is publishing a guide to the World Handicapping System in easy to read chunks every day over the next two weeks starting today.
Here is Day 1 "The Purpose of the World Handicap System"
Thursday, October 15, 2020
The Daily Mail Foursomes, which should have been played throughout 2020, has recently started to run from now until the end of 2021 with this year's qualifiers.
Anne Judge and Sheila Biggart played at home this week against two ladies from Kilbirnie and had a convincing 7&5 win! Well done girls and good luck in the next round.
The Final of the 2019/20 Renfrewshire Ladies County Foursomes (postponed from March) will now go ahead at Erskine on Sunday 25th October. Allison Murray and Lesley Robertson are to play Williamwood's Carol McNally and Alyson McGinnigle. Good luck retaining the trophy for Ranfurly Castle girls (last year's winners were Anne Judge and Marion Munro).
Thursday, October 08, 2020
The ladies committee will be having an end of season zoom meeting later this month.
If anyone has any issues they think should be discussed, please email me before the end of next week (Friday 16th October) so I can put these on the agenda.
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
27 ladies all seemed to enjoy the Tri-Am today, in spite of the temporary greens. The lovely autumnal weather and shortened holes certainly led to some fabulous scoring.
Winners: Pamela MacKenzie, Louise Cooper, Alison Templeton - 57 pts !!!!
Runners-up: Evy MacGregor, Karen Binning, Kate Scott - 54 pts
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
We have been advised that due to the maintenance programme there may be some temporary greens tomorrow (23rd).
As it is a non-counting tri-am, I have said we will go ahead and this will not be a problem so long as the conditions are the same for every team. Eunice is passing this message on to Craig.
Monday, September 21, 2020
Here is the Draw for Wednesday's Tri-Am
Green course (remember to use green stroke index). One Stableford Score to count at each hole. Three Scores to count at 18th hole.
I have tried long and hard to make this competition work on the new Scottish Golf system without success. Please take a card and send me a photo when you finish your round.
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Congratulations to Eleanor Cannon (20) who had the best score of the day on Wednesday 16 September with 34 pts (bih) off the Green Tees. CSS 76 (R/O) 11 ladies played.
And to Pauline MacEwan (36) who had the best score on Saturday 19 September with 37 pts off the Green Tees, resulting in a 2 stroke handicap cut - well done! CSS 76 (R/O) 6 ladies played.
Saturday, September 12, 2020
Dear LadiesSaturday the 19th September will see the trial of tee-time booking using the SG App.
Gents wishing to enter the Autumn Meeting Rd 2 will enter the competition as usual (with Sweep & Twos).
However, rather than booking a Tee-time on ClubV1 they will select a tee-time using the SG App as they enter the competition. i.e. rather than selecting a nominal tee-time on SG App as previously they will select the ACTUAL tee-time that they wish to play on Saturday.
Ladies wishing to enter the Saturday Stableford will enter the competition as usual and select a nominal tee-time as previously operated. To book an Actual tee-time simply follow the instructions below for Casual Booking using the SG App rather than ClubV1.
Anyone wishing to make a Casual Booking for Saturday the 19th September 2020 should do so using the BOOK NOW button on the SG App and follow the on screen instructions.
The News feature is now active on the SG App and you can keep up-to-date with all news by selecting the News section on the bottom of the screen and selecting CLUB rather than Scottish Golf when on the news section.
Friday, September 11, 2020
NEW HANDICAP INDEX
1) On 2nd November, every player will have their Handicap recalculated to produce their new HANDICAP INDEX.
2) This will be done "as if by magic" by Scottish Golf in a black box calculation which will take into account all the scores that are available in the CDH database attached to YOUR CDH NUMBER.
This is why it is very important to have any outstanding issues resolved immediately regarding registering your details with the Scottish Golf App/linking and having only one CDH number.
Please let me know if you have any outstanding problems with this.
3) In calculating your new Handicap Index, scores going back as far as 2017 will be taken into account.
If you have a full handicap record of scores, your Handicap Index will be the AVERAGE of your BEST 8 scores out of your LAST 20 scores.
If you have less than 20 scores in your record, there is a sliding scale of how many will be used and how it will be calculated.
Here is a useful table for anyone with a low number of scores.
[Please remember, you don't actually have to understand all the maths (and there will be a lot more maths to come in future posts!) - it will all be worked out for you]
Wednesday, September 09, 2020
WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW
As it is currently not possible to have a meeting and presentation about the new World Handicap System, I am going to put up a series of Blog Posts covering what we need to know in bite-sized chunks.
Once the series is complete I will invite questions by email to answer any outstanding concerns or puzzlement.
Post 1 - Introduction
1) The new system will start on Monday 2nd November 2020
2) It is a myth that going forward you have to put in a score every time you play, even in bounce games
3) Most people's opinion (including mine) is that (once we get used to it) the new system will be better and fairer and encourage people to play more competitions (no more threat of "up point one" each time you play).
Wednesday, September 02, 2020
We are hoping for some nice autumn weather to enjoy some competitive golf in what will probably be the final month of this weird and curtailed season.
Upcoming dates for your diary:
Wednesday 9th and Saturday 12th September - Strokeplay competitions
Wednesday 16th and Saturday 19th September - Stableford competitions
Wednesday 23rd September - Ladies Tri-am
Entry for all these competitions will be through the Scottish Golf App (including the Tri-Am).
After some detailed discussions and emails with David Kernohan from Scottish Golf, I am optimistic that the handicap counting competitions have been set up and can be played from both the Red or the Green tees, as the player chooses, and that the Tri-Am can be entered and scored using the Scottish Golf App.
More instructions on that nearer the time.
There will be 24 places available for the Tri-Am and entries open on Saturday (5th September). Draw will be done and blogged by Monday evening 21st September. If you are trying to enter after there are 24 names down, please email Jan to be put on the Reserve List.
Monday, August 31, 2020
Sunday 30th August 2020 saw a good number of Ladies out to support our 2 finalists in the Club Champoinship between Jan Macnab and Denise Cowan. At the start of the season no one thought that this day would take place so we are very grateful to all who took part in the earlier rounds, making this possible.
The weather was kind to everyone, dry with no wind and even the odd blink of sunshine. Strange times meant that no caddies were being used and the game had a personal Bunker Raker and Flag minder - Marion Munro and Sheila Biggart carried out their tasks impeccably.
Referee Gillian Donaghy was only called on once, I am sure she was delighted with that! The match was played in a very sporting manner with some impressive golf but the result was Denise winning on the 14th green. Many congratulatons to her and commiserations to Jan.
The Trophy presentation took place outside on the veranda with everyone keeping to the social distancing rules.
Friday, August 28, 2020
Ladies a reminder that David Kernohan from Scottish Golf will be at the Club tomorrow (Saturday 29th August) to answer questions and help with the new Scottish Golf App and the World Handicapping System which is coming in from November.
If you have any outstanding issues with your own use of the App, or any general queries you would like answered please come along and ask David.
He will be here from 7.30am - 2pm and available on the terrace or clubhouse (weather dependant).
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Well done to all 26 ladies who played today in disappointingly wet weather which turned out worse than forecast.
Winners: Nancy MacGadie, Rosemary Ogilvie, Senga Nixon - 47 pts
Runners-up: Jan Macnab, Alison Templeton, Mary-Jane Bird - 46 pts
Monday, August 24, 2020
Stableford Tri-Am. One score to count at each hole. All 3 scores to count at the 18th hole.
Green course (remember to use green stroke index).
One member of each team please take a card and keep your score. Send a photo of your completed signed card to me at the end.