Tuesday, March 30, 2021


April Medal
The morning ballot draw for Wednesday 7th April (April medal) has now been done and can be viewed on your phone App. Anyone who has been included in the ballot and wishes to withdraw before  the date of the competition, please let your playing partners know as a courtesy and then simply withdraw via the App. Your tee time will then become available for someone else to select and your Entry Money will be refunded into your General Account.

Coronation Foursomes
The most recent COVID rules, including the Scottish Golf communication issued this afternoon, make it clear that we are very unlikely to be able to proceed with the Coronation Foursomes on the scheduled date of Wednesday 14th April.

There has also been news today that the Renfrewshire Ladies County Championship - due to be held at Ranfurly Castle on Wednesday 5th May - is to be postponed until later in the year. 

This provides us with the opportunity to reschedule our own Coronation Foursomes to this May date, when restrictions are more likely to allow play in this format and on a date that will still be before the deadline for the winners to enter any Regional Final.

The Coronation Foursomes will therefore now be held on WEDNESDAY 5th MAY 2021.

Saturday, March 27, 2021


 Dear Ladies

In normal times the closing date for Worpelsdon Mixed Foursomes competition would be 31st March.

Due to current Covid restrictions on golfing actvities this competition cannot yet go ahead.

It is hoped that the competition can happen later this year (hopefully sooner rather than later!).

Watch the blog and club website for details.

Kind regards

Morag Cunningham
Ladies Section Vice-Captain

Monday, March 22, 2021


The first handicap counting competitions of the year will be the April Medals on Saturday 3rd April and Wednesday 7th April (note that players can enter either or both of these, as they wish).

The entry fee for each will be £2, which will be collected ON ENTRY via the Scottish Golf VMS App, so you must have topped-up your General Account (on your phone) before entering for either April medal.

For the Saturday medal on 3rd April, Eleanor Cannon has kindly offered to arrange a draw for partners for anyone looking for a game or wishing to mix-up who they play with. If you would like to be included in this draw, please email eleanor@therubiconpartnership.co.uk on or before Thursday 25th March.

The competitions have been set up with the Green course as default, and the Red course as an option. We still have an issue with our 2-tee competitions and the Scottish Golf App. If you intend to play the RED course, please let me know by email or text after you enter but before the Saturday of the competition, so I can set things up correctly for you to enter your scores on the day.

There will be an optional morning ballot for the Wednesday 7th April medal. To enter this, you should email ranfurlyladies@yahoo.co.uk by the deadline of 11pm on Monday 29th March. The draw will be done on Tuesday 30th March.

When you email to enter the Wednesday ballot make sure you specify WHETHER YOU WILL PLAY THE GREEN OR THE RED COURSE.

Anyone wishing to enter other than in the morning ballot can arrange their own game and book their own time using the My Tee Time button on the VMS App after entering the competition on their phone. This can be done from 7am on Wednesday 31st March (7 days before the competition).

Wednesday, March 17, 2021


Well done to all 32 ladies who played in the 12 hole 5-club competition today. It was a gorgeous day for it and I am delighted to report that scoring both on the phone and by photos of cards all went better than I had dare hope! There were a few temporary greens but this did not spoil our enjoyment and did not seem to bother several ladies who returned excellent scores.

Please note that due to an unforeseen omission by me in setting up the competition (a lesson well-learned before we start the counting competitions!) everyone was allocated their full course handicap rather than 95% of it. As this has not affected the clear winner, I have just left things as they are, as to correct the mistake now would have been a lot of work.

Best score of the day - SENGA NIXON - 32pts (fabulous for 12 holes!)

The next competitions of the season will be the April Medals (on Saturday 3 April and Wednesday 7 April) and information on how to enter these will be provided soon.

In the meantime, please "Top Up" your General Account on your phone - BEFORE trying to enter any competition -so you can use this to pay your competition entry money. Instructions on how to do this were blogged by Gillian a few days ago and can be found below.

Tuesday, March 09, 2021


The morning ballot has now been drawn for the 5-Club Stableford on Wednesday 17th March. 

For those who have entered the ballot the draw can be viewed on the Scottish Golf App (look under "Comps" Tab, choose the Ladies 5Club then look under "Draw").

There was a great entry for the ballot and times between 9.20 and 11.04am have had to be used.

Anyone else who wishes to play in this competition can enter using the App from tomorrow (Wednesday 10th March) and book a tee-time using the purple "My Tee Time" button.

Notes for the competition:

1) Play holes 1-12, max 5 clubs, including putter

2) Stableford points format

3) Green course

4) Handicaps - the allowance for singles stableford (and strokeplay) is 95% of Course Handicap. 

You can calculate the strokes you would get over 18 holes by

HANDICAP INDEX x 129/113 x 95/100.

Then simply take your strokes where you would get them on holes 1-12.

On the App, against your name on the Entry List, your COURSE HANDICAP is shown. You will receive 95% of this for this Stableford competition.

If you score on your phone using the App, this should be worked out for you.

5) Scoring- you can score on your phone using the App or use a card and send me a photo of it when you finish if you prefer. If you want to use the App, remember to "Check-In" before you start and then simply enter your scores for holes 1-12 and ignore the last 6 holes. (You may have to enter a "blob" for the last 6 holes to get things to complete, we will need to try this out on the day)

Sunday, March 07, 2021


This season we will be using the Scottish Golf App to pay for all our ladies competitions as it is simple and Covid compliant! The 5 club competition is free of charge but from April all competitions will cost £2 to enter.  You must have money in your SG account to pay for the competitions and the instructions for paying into your account are below.  Prize money for the winners of a competition will be credited to their Pro Shop Account which can be used towards purchases in our new Pro shop.


All members of RCGC already have their own individual General Account and Pro Shop Account on the Scottish Golf App.  Ladies will need to put money into their General Account e.g. £10 using the instructions below.  When a member enters a competition, the fee is taken electronically from that individual’s General account. The Member’s balance is displayed on SG Home Page in the box at the top right hand corner of the screen.  Money in an individual’s general account belongs to that person so can be refunded to that member if so wished.  For example if illness or injury prevents entry into competitions.


Payment Instructions:


·      Go to SG Home Page and click on red box in top righthand corner which says ‘Top up’

·      Select “Top up” option

·      Choose pre-set amount £10, £20, £30, £40, £50 OR £100 and hit Top up

·      Follow the instructions on screen to fill in your debit/credit card details 

·      Once you have pressed “pay now” the screen will return to the Home page and show your new balance in the box at the top righthand corner

Once you've topped up your account you will receive an email from RCGC confirming your payment and new balance.

If you have any problems, please contact me gilliandonaghy66@gmail.com 

Wednesday, March 03, 2021


Here is some information about entering competitions this season, starting with the 5-club, 12-hole Stableford on Wednesday 17th March. 

Note: this competition will be played over holes 1-12, on the GREEN course only. The club's winter rules will still be in force, meaning that play should be from mats rather than the fairway. 

There will be no charge for the 5-club competition, with £2 entry fees commencing with the handicap-counting 18-hole medals in April.

Scoring on the day can be done either on the Scottish Golf App on your phone or by card (send pic to Jan once you finish your round), as you prefer.

There are 2 ways to enter for a competition:


You must email the competition organiser using the email address ranfurlyladies@yahoo.co.uk at least 9 days before the competition. eg for the 5-Club on Wednesday 17 March, you must email by the Monday 8th March (11pm).

(In the case of this first competition I will email all the eligible playing ladies from the above email account inviting them to reply if they wish to be included in the ballot).

The ballot draw will be done on the Tuesday 8 days before the competition, and those entering for the ballot will be allocated first to the playing slots between 9.30am-10.30am (approx). The draw for the 5-Club will be done on Tuesday 9th March. Your time will be available to view on the Scottish Golf App, by looking at the competition draw on your phone from Wednesday 10th March onwards.


This includes those wishing to arrange their own game, including those wishing to play for example at lunchtime, or in the evening and anyone who wants to enter for the competition after the ballot has been drawn eg on the day before the competition.

These players should enter the competition using the Scottish Golf App. Once entered they should select their tee-off time using the "My Tee Time" button on the App (purple colour).

Entries can be made and tee times booked 7 days in advance of a competition. Eg entries for the 5-club on 17th March will open on Wednesday 10th March. Note that this means competitors can book their competition time before the tee sheet opens for General Play booking on the Thursday. This is the same system that applies for the Gents Competitions - competition play can be booked 7 days in advance and general play 6 days in advance.

If you have any questions, email them to ranfurlyladies@yahoo.co.uk and one of the ladies Handicap Committee will try to help you.

Jan Macnab (Ladies Handicap Secretary 2021)

Monday, March 01, 2021


Our first competition this year will be the 12 Hole 5 Club Stableford on Wednesday 17th March. Details on how to enter both the ballot and the competition will be blogged in the next few days. Hopefully Spring has arrived and we will get to play in good weather!