Saturday, June 25, 2022


The draw has now been done for the Consolation Plate and it is on the notice board in the locker room.

Thursday, June 23, 2022



Wednesday, June 22, 2022


 Many thanks to all the ladies who played today in the Spring Meeting, and also to others, unable to play, who joined for lunch.
I enjoyed greeting you all before play and chatting to so many of you in the clubhouse afterwards. A very pleasant day!

The weather didn't look too promising early on, but gradually improved throughout the morning. The chilly strong wind persisted, but at least it was dry! Some great scores were returned.

Silver Winner:      Sheila Biggart 38 pts (bih)
Silver Runnerup:  Marion Munro 38 pts

Bronze Winner:      Gillian Donaghy 37 pts
Bronze Runnerup:  Chris Minto 35 pts

Morag Cunningham

Sunday, June 19, 2022


 Just a reminder of the competitions coming up in the next few weeks:

  • 21st June - 9 hole Stableford 
  • 22nd June - Spring Meeting for Captains Prizes
  • 25th June - Club Member/Guest Day (see Pro)
  • 26th June - Hospice Cup (Remember £3 cash entry fee for the charity)
  • 29th June - McLachlan Cup (Foursomes Stableford)
  • 2nd July - Saturday July Medal
  • 6th July - July Medal
  • 9th July - Stableford
  • 10th July - Four Castles (Away at Bothwell Castle) (See noticeboard)
  • 13th July - Summer Greensomes Stableford (draw for partners)
  • 14th July - Ladies Open Tri-Am (see Marion Munro)
  • 16th July - Stableford
  • 19th July - 9 hole Stableford
  • 20th July - Summer Meeting for Walker Quaich
  • 23rd July - Saturday Summer Meeting for Walker Quaich
  • 27th July - Dorrie Hunter Strokeplay
  • 30th July - Stableford
Please refer to the blog post dated 1st Feb for advice on entering via SG app.

Please note: Walker Quaich is a dual day competition. The best net score from either Wednesday or Saturday will win the trophy.
You can play on both days but the FIRST score you submit will be the one that counts for the trophy.


 This is just a reminder that you can enter the Red Cross Ringer by filling in an 18 hole score from a counting competition and putting £2.00 in an envelope in the tin box.  Followwing that, you can change your score at an individual hole any time you play either 9 or 18 holes.  It seems, that  due to us using the Golf app to enter scores, many of you have forgotten that the ringer is in the locker room to fill in.  Can I also remind you that both the Birdie Tree and Par Tee are in the locker room and you can add your score to them after any counting competition.  The instructons for the handicap range for the Par Tee are on the wall beside it.


 Hello ladies

Centenary Trophy competition on June 8th was cancelled due to dreadful weather.

It has been re-scheduled to Wednesday 31st August.


Saturday, June 18, 2022


Saturday Stableford. Played 28 May 2022, 5 entries

1st: Pauline MacEwan (24) 36 pts

2nd: Eleanor Cannon (17) 34 pts (bih)

June Medal. Played Wednesday 1 June 2022, 22 entries

Silver winner: Allison Murray 84 (12) 72 (bih)

Bronze winner: Sheila Swinnerton 107 (31) 76 (bih)

Lowest gross: Allison Murray 84

Saturday Medal. Played 4 June 2022, 6 entries

Silver winner: Anne Judge  87 (13) 74

Bronze winner: Pauline MacEwan 97 (24) 73

Lowest gross: Anne Judge 87

Thursday, June 16, 2022


Played Wednesday 15 June 2022.  23 entries.

1st Silver: Nancy MacGadie (17) 38 pts (bih)

2nd Silver: Anne Judge (12) 38 pts

1st Bronze: Anne Gordon (33) 36 pts

2nd Bronze: Pat Pennel (25) 35 pts


Wednesday, June 15, 2022


The team played a match against Kilmacolm, at home, on the evening of Tuesday 14th June.  It was a dry evening with little or no wind so perfect condidtions.  Despite Kilmacolm having a very strong team, Ranfurly managed a win 4 matches to 2. Well done to all who played but a special mention for Pauline MacEwan who has played in in all 3 matches and has won all her games.

Monday, June 13, 2022


It was a truly horrible day of weather for Club Captains Day on Saturday 11th June. Wet and windy with frequent heavy squally showers - I think the only weather missing on the day was snow!

Such a shame for the Captain, Stevie Scott, as around half of those signed up to play withdrew due to the weather.

The weather didn't deter some of our intrepid ladies, with the ladies winner scoring a fantastic 36 points in the most awful of playing conditions.

Winner:         Eunice Muir 36 pts

2nd Place:     Eleanor Cannon 27 pts

3rd Place:     Pauline MacEwen 26 pts

There was a well attended function in the evening with everyone enjoying lively entertainment from Platinum Duo


 Our Greenlees ladies played away today down the coast at Kilmarnock Barassie.

It was another cool, dull day like the many others we've had so far this June!

Despite the best efforts of our ladies, unfortunately the result was not in our favour, with a strong Barassie team winning 7 games to 2.

Best of luck to the team for their next match away to Milngavie on 27th June.

Sunday, June 12, 2022


On Friday 10th June 24 past Captains played a 12 hole stableford team competition..  The conditions were extremely challenging with gale force winds - the tail end of Storm Alex - buffeting with gusts of 45mph.  At least it wasn't raining as well!!    Everyone was grateful they were only playing 12 holes and not 18.  The golf was followed by a very noisy lunch with lots of  chat.  We were delighted to welcome back 3 past  members - Vicky Sandeman, Evy MacGregor and Fiona Roger - and  they were very impressed with the condition of the course.  The winning team were Eileen Walker, Evy MacGregor and Helen Abram  with a score of 30 points, and runners up were Anne Judge, Sally Smyth, Pat Pennel and Alison Robertson with 27 points.

Thursday, June 09, 2022


The draws have been done for the Ladies Club Championship and Bronze Championship. Notices will be added to the locker room noticeboard.

The first round ties, to be played by 18 July, are as follows:


1) Sheila Biggart (Holder) v Joy McLeod (8)

2) Anne Judge (4) v Marion Munro (5)

3) Allison Murray (2) v Eleanor Cannon (7)

4) Jan Macnab (3) v Louise Cooper (6)


1) Kate Scott (1) v Morven McLeod (8)

2) Karin MacKenzie (4) v Senga Nixon (5)

3) Pauline MacEwan (2) v Mary Hardie (7)

4) Gillian Donaghy (3) v Sheila Swinnerton (6)

NOTE: Finals Day will be Sunday 28 August 2022.

Wednesday, June 08, 2022


 This West Renfrewshire League match was played at home versus Caldwell on a lovely evening.

The result was a resounding 5/1 win for us!

Well played everyone.
A special mention to Gillian Donaghy who stepped in to replace Morag Cunningham at the last minute.

The next match is against Kilmacolm at home on 14th June.
The best of luck to all our players.

Thursday, June 02, 2022


The draw for the Past Captains Day 12 Hole Stableford competition is below.  Please use your full handicap for the GREEN course. One score per hole.  

9.10    Marion Munro, Dorothy Simpson, Gillian Donaghy

9.20    Sheila Biggart, Vicky Rennie, Jean Irvine

9.30    Mary Craig, Evelyn McDermid, Rosemary Reedie

9.40    Nancy MacGadie, Fiona Roger, Joy McLeod

9.50     Evy Macgregor, Eileen Walker, Helen Abram

10.00    Pamela Mackenzie, Vickie Sandeman, Lilias Snodgrass

10.10    Anne Judge, Sally Smyth, Alison Robertson, Pat Pennel

Please tick your name on the sheet in the locker room or email to confirm.      

We will not be changing for lunch.  Please pay Leanna at the bar in advance, £13.50             


Monday, May 30, 2022


 Just a few photos of last Wednesday's "Fun" day in the rain!  Thank you to Rosemary Ogilvie for taking a selection.

Friday, May 27, 2022


 Hello ladies

Please note that the dates of the McLachlan Cup and Spring Meeting for Captains Prizes have been swapped around.

Spring Meeting now Wednesday 22nd June (Stableford competition)

McLachlan Cup now Wednesday 29th June. (Foursomes Stableford, one silver and one bronze player in a team)

Apologies for the late notice and inconvenience on this change. This is due to a change of date for a commitment outside the club for your Lady Captain.
The change has been made on the app and entry for both is via SG app.



 Unfortunately this fixture was abandoned as we were not able to raise a team.

Kilmacolm are still keen to play so we will look at a date in September tba.

Please please make your self available for this fixture in September if you possibly can. These matches are great fun and help us develop good relations with our neighbouring courses.




 Away to Ralston on 19th May was our first fixture in this years West Renfrewshire League.

Always a difficult match, this year proved no different as we lost 5/1 to a strong Ralston team.

Ralston made our team very welcome and all who played enjoyed the game.

Big thanks to all who played and represented Ranfurly Castle so well.

Good luck to the girls playing in the next match against Caldwell at home on Tuesday 31st May.

Thursday, May 26, 2022


Everyone was in a celebratory mood at todays fun competition to mark the Queens Platinum Jubilee.

Despite the wet, windy weather, and the reduced number of holes, the ladies had great fun with the challenges set up by Evelyn, Lilias and Rosemary.

Thanks to Evelyn, Lilias and Rosemary for organising the day. Special mention to Jim Ogilvie who cheerfully manned the starters hut all morning, handing out instructions....and "Celebrations"!

Thanks to Leanna for the delicious afternoon tea in the clubhouse afterwards.

Prizes very kindly provided by Evelyn McDermid (to be handed out at ladies dinner).

Winners: Pamela MacKenzie, Rosemary Ogilvie, Cynthia Keanie 51 pts

Runners Up: Nancy MacGadie, Lilias Snodgrass, Senga Nixon 49 pts

12 hole winners: June Giles, Moira Wilson, Marjorie Mitchell  66pts

Wednesday, May 25, 2022



Due to the inclement weather the Fun Jubilee Competition has been curtailed to a few holes.

The plan is to play 1-7, cross to 12 and then play 16-18.

Hope everyone manages to stay relatively dry!


Wednesday, May 18, 2022


Extra Medal & Medal Finals Wednesday 18 May 2022, 18 entries

1st Silver: Anne Robinson (14) 76

2nd Silver: Louise Cooper (17) 79

1st Bronze: Sheila Swinnerton (29) 84

2nd Bronze: Morven McLeod (33) 86

Best Scratch: Anne Robinson 90

Medal Final winners

Silver: Louise Cooper

Bronze: Morven McLeod

9 Hole Stableford Tuesday 17 May 2022, 4 entries

Winner: Eileen Walker 14 pts

Runner-up: Alison Robertson 12 pts (bih)

Monday, May 16, 2022


The draw has been done for the Jubilee Fun Competition on Wednesday 25 May 2022.

9.10 Pamela MacKenzie/Rosemary Ogilvie/Cynthia Keanie

9.20 Maureen Cook/Sally Smyth/Karin MacKenzie

9.30 Eleanor Cannon/Gillian Donaghy/Alison Robertson

9.40 Marion Munro/Vivien Howe/Morag Cunningham

9.50 Nancy MacGadie/Lilias Snodgrass/Senga Nixon

10.00 Anne Robinson/Mary Hardie/Anne Gordon

10.10 Anne Judge/Pauline MacEwan/Eileen Walker

10.20 Karen Binning/Agnes Williamson/Chris Minto

10.30 Denise Cowan/Eunice Muir/Morven McLeod

10.40 Mary Craig/Rosemary Reedie/Carol Reid

10.50 Jean Irvine/Vicky Rennie/Evelyn McDermid

11.00* Jean Murray/June Giles/Moira Wilson/Marjory Mitchell

11.10* Margaret Parrott/Dorothy Simpson/Jane Dickie

       (* 12 hole games)

Any cancellations or late entries, please contact HRH Rosemary Ogilvie


24 ladies played over both Wednesday 11th May and Saturday 14th May, raising money for the McMillan Cancer Support charity. Sadly the windy weather on Wednesday reduced the number of entrants but £94 was still raised for the charity.

Overall winner: Helen Abram (22) 40 pts

Runner-up: Louise Cooper (16) 38 pts

Friday, May 13, 2022


I am pleased to tell you that we will be holding our Ladies Invitation Day on Friday 12th August.

Each lady member may invite one guest. The format will be 2-ball Betterball to be followed by lunch.

Entry nearer the time will be via SG app or by signing a sheet which will be posted in the locker room.

Further details to follow.


 The ladies in our Greenlees team gamely braved the wind and rain on Monday to play in the first match of the 2022 Greenlees campaign.

Unfortunately, the match had to be abandoned due to persistent heavy rain and flooding on the course.

The fixture has been re-arranged for 12th September.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022



Due to a withdrawal from the team, I am looking for one more player for the Friendly match against Gourock at Gourock on Sunday 29th May (morning).

If you are able to join the team for this match please email me on

Many thanks!


Sunday, May 08, 2022


A reminder that the Medal on Wednesday 18th May is also the Medal Finals for the winners of medals last year.   You may have noticed the names of those eligible on the notice board, but for those who have not been in the locker room recently here is the list.

SILVER                                                     BRONZE

Mary Craig                                                Kate Scott

Lesley Robertson                                       Senga Nixon

Sheila Biggart                                            Ann Gordon

Eleanor Cannon                                         Morag Cunningham

Louise Cooper                                            Alison Templeton

Marion Munro                                            Pat Pennel

Denise Cowan                                            Pauline MacEwan

Eunice Muir                                                Morven McLeod

                                                                    Vickie Rennie

                                                                    Rosemary Ogilvie

                                                                    Geraldine Hughes

Saturday, May 07, 2022


Wednesday 4 May 2022. 18 entries

Silver winner: Anne Robinson (14) 73

Bronze winner: Rosemary Ogilvie (23) 69

Best scratch: Anne Robinson 87

Saturday 7 May 2022. 9 entries

Silver winner: Allison Murray (12) 75

Bronze winner: Kate Scott (27) 70

Best scratch: Allison Murray 87

Friday, May 06, 2022


Dear Past Captains

The annual Past Captains 12 hole Stableford competition followed by lunch will be held on Fri 10th June.

Entry for play can be made via SG app or by email to Gillian Donaghy
A draw will be posted nearer the date.

A 2 course lunch will be served at a cost of £13.50 including gratuity. This should be paid to Leanna at the clubhouse (and only Leanna please) by Tuesday 31st May.

Please add your name to the sheet posted in the ladies locker room and tick your lunch choices from the following menu. Any past captain not able to get to the clubhouse should notify Gillian of their intention to attend and their menu choices.
Dress will be golf attire or smart casual.

I look forward to seeing you all on the day.


Chicken Caesar salad 
Tuna Ni├žoise salad

Apple pie and custard
Profiteroles with chocolate sauce

Tea or coffee

£13.50 including gratuity


The details for Lindas funeral on Thursday 12th May are:

  • 2.30pm Aberlady Parish Church
  • afterwards to Watchman Hotel, Gullane
A bus will depart Brookfield at 12 noon. Anyone wishing a place on the bus should contact June Giles or Elizabeth Bowie


Hi ladies

Just a reminder to get your name down for the free to enter Fun 18 hole Tri-Am Stableford competition on 25th May to celebrate the Queens Platinum Jubilee. 

Golf will be followed by a Right Royal Spread at the clubhouse. 

ALL ladies welcome - 12 hole competition available for Associate members.

Entries can be made via SG app. For those with no SG app, please put your name and HCI on the sheet on the locker room noticeboard.

Right Royal Spread - finger sandwiches, mini scone, mini cake and choice of tea or coffee.
£5 payable direct to Leanna (and only Leanna please) by 15th May.

Lots of fun elements in this celebration day:

  • 70 inches of string for a "free" putt
  • Play "The Dungeon" on 5th, "Balmoral Heather" on 7th and "The Moat" on 14th
  • Bonus points for 3 drives on "The Mall" (18th)
This competition is a true one-off, so get your name down today!


Hello ladies

Would you like to play in a friendly against Kilmacolm at Ranfurly Castle on Monday 23rd May?

Tee reserved 10.30 - 11am.

All ladies with HCI eligible.

Please put your name on the list on the locker room noticeboard. Alternatively drop me an email at




The RLCGA County Championship took place at a windy Erskine GC on Wed 4th May with 54 players taking part in the qualifying event.

Lesley Robertson (Ranfurly Castle) had the lowest gross score of 75. Lesley also had the lowest nett score of 72 (bih) and is the winner of the Peggy Clark Trophy.

Congratulations to Lesley from all at Ranfurly Castle!

(Allison Murray, Jan Macnab and Morag Cunningham also played in the championship)

Tuesday, May 03, 2022


I am very sorry to inform you that past member Linda MacDougall passed away suddenly yesterday.

Many of us will remember Linda with great fondness. She had a bubbly personality and a smile for everyone. We have missed her since she and Donald decided to move to Gullane a few years ago to be nearer to children and grandchildren.

Thoughts are with her husband Donald, her children, grandchildren and the rest of her family and friends at this very sad and difficult time.

Funeral details will be posted when known.

Saturday, April 30, 2022


38 ladies played over both Saturday 23rd and Wednesday 27th April, raising £151 for the Marie Curie charity. There were some great scores returned, helped by the good weather, some run on the course and the excellent condition of the greens.

Overall winner: Kate Scott (29) 41 pts

Runner-up: Loretta Campbell (53) 40pts

Honorable mention for Agnes Williamson with 38 points, the best score from a silver player.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022


Next week's competitions mark the start of the 2022 Ladies Championship qualifying rounds, with the May medal on Wednesday 4 May.

Here is some information/reminders about the Championships.

1) The Ladies Club Championship is open to all lady members with full playing rights. The Bronze Championship is open to those ladies having a Handicap Index 20.5 or higher.

2) The Club Championship will be played over the Red Course and all qualifying scores must also be submitted using the Red Tees. The Ladies Committee have decided that this year, for the first time, the Bronze Championship will be played over the Green Course (to encourage more entrants) and qualifying scores may be submitted using the Green Tees.

3) The qualifying rounds dates are as follows (all such competitions are marked "Qualifier" on the SG App, however some are qualifiers for the Ladies Championship ONLY)

Ladies Club Championship (2 gross scores to count out of 5 possible dates)

Wednesday 4 May

Saturday 7 May

Wednesday 18 May (also date for Medal Finals - list of eligible players on Noticeboard)

Saturday 21 May

Wednesday 1 June

Bronze Club Championship (1 gross score to count out of 3 possible dates)

Wednesday 4 May

Saturday 7 May

Wednesday 1 June

4) Finally, if you want to submit a Red Tee qualifying score for the Championship REMEMBER TO CHANGE TO RED TEES on your phone App when you Check-In for the competition and confirm your handicap.


Monday, April 25, 2022


Ranfurly Castle's Friendly Team ladies enjoyed a lovely, sunny day at Elderslie on Sunday 24 April.
Elderslie was in great condition, with very fast greens, and several of our girls are hoping to go back for their Ladies Open Day having played extremely well and therefore getting a great first impression of the course!

Unfortunately due to injury and Covid, Elderslie were unable to field a full team at the last minute, but their organiser came up with a creative format that saw a couple of 3-balls go out, which only added to the chat and fun on the day. I am pleased to report that a team win was recorded for Ranfurly Castle, although the main thing was everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.

Pictured practising before tee-off: (L to R) - Senga Nixon, Kate Scott, Lindsay Barclay, Anne Gordon, Pauline MacEwan. Not in picture (although had the best score of the day despite not practising!) - Evelyn McDermid.

Thursday, April 21, 2022


Played Wednesday 20 April 2022, 12 couples entered.

1st) Rosemary Ogilvie & Evelyn McDermid (29) 42 points

2nd) Karen Binning & Pauline MacEwan (22) 40 points

3rd) Jan Macnab & Sheila Biggart (12) 39 points

Wednesday, April 13, 2022



1st) Sheila Biggart/Joy McLeod/Morag Cunningham 78 pts

2nd) Louise Cooper/Gillian Donaghy/Evelyn McDermid 76pts

3rd) Karen Binning/Rosemary Reedie/Karin MacKenzie 73pts

Thanks to Mary Hardie for organising.


Silver winner - Maureen Cook

Bronze winner - Kate Scott


1st) Kate Scott 41pts

2nd) Alison Templeton 39 pts

Tuesday, April 12, 2022


Several of the ladies' competitions that are coming up soon cannot have the entry money collected and paid out through the VMS system. Cash entry money is needed when the entry fees are sent elsewhere (eg to R&A or charities) 

Please therefore remember to bring CASH entry money on the day for the following:

Yellow Ball 13 April - £2 entry per person

Coronation Foursomes  20 April - £2 entry per person (£4 per couple)

Marie Curie Stablefords 23/27 April - £3 entry per person

McMillan Cancer Stablefords 11/14 May - £3 entry per person.

Monday, April 11, 2022


2 plastic mats have turned up in a box of lost property.  If any lady has lost a mat during the winter, please check out the ones I have placed on the table in the locker room and claim before thay are removed!

Wednesday, April 06, 2022

Helen Crichton


Helens daughter, Sheila, has been in touch with the club to let us know that Helen has been admitted to ward 23 at the RAH after having another fall.

I will be sending Helen a card from us all to wish her a speedy recovery. 

We had all enjoyed Helen joining us for lunch and coffee over recent weeks - hopefully we will see her back amongst us soon.

Morag Cunningham

Monday, April 04, 2022


The draw has been done for the YELLOW BALL on Wednesday 13 April.

Please remember to bring your £2 entry money in cash on the day. 

Scores should be recorded on a CARD, not on the App. Green Course.

9.00 Pamela Mackenzie/Vivien Howe/Chris Minto

9.10 Maureen Cook/Lilias Snodgrass/Vicky Rennie

9.20 Sheila Biggart/Joy McLeod/Morag Cunningham

9.30 Mary Craig/Sally Smyth/Kate Scott

9.40 Louise Cooper/Gillian Donaghy/Evelyn McDermid

9.50 Jan Macnab/Rosemary Ogilvie/Alison Templeton

10.00 Denise Cowan/Helen Abram/Sheila Swinnerton

10.10 Marion Munro/Pat Pennel/Mary Jane Bird

10.20 Mary Hardie/Agnes Williamson/Eileen Walker

10.30 Karen Binning/Rosemary Reedie/Karin MacKenzie

Any cancellations or late entries, please contact Mary Hardie.

Sunday, April 03, 2022

2022 Knockout Competitions

The draws for the Knockout Competitions have been done and will be posted on the noticeboard tomorrow.  10 people have still to pay their entry fee for one or both of  the competitions.  Please ensure that  either £2.00 or £4.00 are put into an envelope with your NAME and which competition and placed in the tin box in the locker room prior to playing.  GOOD LUCK to everyone.

Thursday, March 31, 2022


Thank you for everyone's patience yesterday when we tried to run our Greensomes competition on VMS.

Unfortunately there was a problem with VMS calculating all the handicap allowances correctly. It worked for the majority but 4 were wrong. This is obviously more worrying than if they had all been wrong as there seems to be no obvious reason for it and I have been unable to get it to correct the calculations despite a long time trying.

The corrected final results are below. The VMS App still does not show the correct points for all, but the winners positions are not affected.

1) Vivien Howe & Gillian Donaghy            (23)    43pts

2) Marion Munro & Sheila Swinnerton       (21)    41pts

3) Mary Craig & Helen Abram                    (19)    38pts

4) Nancy MacGadie & Pamela MacKenzie  (18)    37pts

5) Denise Cowan & Louise Cooper              (11)    37pts

6) Karen Binning & Karin MacKenzie         (22)    36 pts

7) Jan Macnab & Sheila Biggart                    (11)    35pts

8) Alison Templeton & Morag Cunningham  (31)    31pts

9) Maureen Cook & Chris Minto                   (24)    31pts

10) Rosemary Reedie & Evelyn McDermid   (27)    31pts

11) Rosemary Ogilvie & Vicky Rennie         (27)    30pts

12) Anne Judge & Pat Pennel                    (18)    30pts

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Do you need a partner for the Worpleston??

There are two gentlemen golfers looking to play in the Worpleston Mixed Foursomes Knockout competition this season but are lacking a partner.

Please contact me if you would also like to play and need a partner, and I will put you in touch.


Morag Cunningham
07776 151659

Sunday, March 20, 2022

Worpleston Mixed Foursomes now open for entries

I am pleased to inform you that the club Summer Mixed Foursomes competition for the Worpleston Trophy is going ahead this year.

Enter on SG app. Entries close at midnight on 1st April.
A draw will be posted thereafter.

Lesley & Allison - RLCGA Winter Foursomes Winners!

The final of the Renfrewshire Ladies County Golf Association Winter Foursomes was played today at Kilmacolm GC in glorious spring weather.

Many congratulations to our own Lesley Robertson and Allison Murray who beat Julie Whitelaw and Maureen McDevitt from Whitecraigs GC 3 & 2,  after being all square at the turn.

Fantastically well done girls! None of these county competitions are easy to win.

Photos and further info here

12 Hole 5 Club Stableford Wednesday 16th March

We had a lovely day for the opening competition of the 2022 season. Sunny intervals and a bit breezy at times. No rain...for a change!

23 ladies played.

Winner:        Joy McLeod    26 points

Runners-Up:  Vivien Howe / Kate Scott       25 points

Sunday, February 27, 2022


Entry for the Winter Greensomes on 30 March will open on 1 March.

This is the first time we will have tried to run a Greensomes fully on VMS. Please note the following:

1) Decide on your partner

2) The LOWER HANDICAP player of your two should enter the competition on the App and ADD THEIR PARTNER at the bottom of the entry screen.

3) The partner (Higher Handicap player) will receive an email asking them to confirm their entry. They simply have to click on the green ACCEPT button in the email.

4) On the day all Player 1s (Lower Handicaps) will have to do the phone scoring. Please keep a card back-up in case of any problems.

Any questions/issues please get in touch with Jan BEFORE the day of the competition.

If you wish to be balloted for a time and another pair to play with, enter before Monday 21 March. You can enter as a four from Wednesday 23 March and pick your own time if you wish.

Saturday, February 26, 2022

Summer Knockout Competitions

 A reminder for anyone who was not at the AGM and has perhaps not been in the locker room recently.

The entry sheets for the Summer Knockouts are on the noticeboard for sign up.  They will be removed at the end of March and replaced by the draw thereafter.

If you know of anyone who is having difficulty accessing the Blog, could you please pass this  information on.  Perhaps also let me know the names of anyone having trouble and I will try to address this.


Tuesday, February 22, 2022


 Hello ladies

In the 2022 golf season we will again be using the Scottish Golf App to book golf, enter competitions and return scores. 

If reminders are needed about all the functionality on the app here is the link to the relevant page on the Scottish Golf website.

This link to FAQs on Scottish Golf website may help to answer any queries or problems.

I would also like to highlight that its possible to use the app to message other club members by tapping on the "GolfsApp" button at the bottom right of the home screen.
If a member has agreed to share their information, phone numbers and email addresses can be found here by tapping on the members name.
Any incoming messages can be retrieved by clicking on the envelope icon at the top of the home screen,

Happy golfing!

Morag Cunningham
RCGC Ladies Captain

Saturday, February 05, 2022


Congratulations to Anne Judge and Marion Munro for reaching the semi-final of the RCLGA Winter Foursomes.

Their opponents in the semi-final played at Ranfurly Castle were Maureen MacDevitt and Julie Whitelaw from Whitecraigs GC.

Anne and Marion were beaten on the 17th green after a hard tussle, having to give Maureen and Julie 17 shots!

Well done girls!

Tuesday, February 01, 2022


Wow, the new golf season is now only a month away (yes really!)

The Fixture List has already been emailed to all ladies and a copy is below on the blog, and will also be posted on the Locker Room Noticeboard.

This year, all golf will be entered using your SG App. The competitions will be set up well in advance and you can enter from 1 MONTH BEFORE the competition date.

All draws will be made on the Tuesday 8 days before for Wednesday games, so you must enter by the Monday 9 days before to be included (this is the same as last year, without the need for emailing).

Note: You can still enter handicap competitions like medals and stablefords after the ballot is drawn and select your own tee-time from 1 WEEK beforehand - same as last year.

Saturday competitions will have to be entered by the Thursday 9 days before, same as last year.

Competitions have already been set up on the SG App for dates up to May. 

We will start with 2 bounce games on Wednesday 2 and Wednesday 9 March, to "practice" the new entry method. You can enter for 2 March from tomorrow (2 February ie 1 month before) and the draw will be done on Tuesday 22 February (8 days before).

[Please note there is an exception to every rule, and the Summer Knockout Competitions ie silver and bronze knockout and the summer foursomes will not use the App. Sign-up sheets were circulated at the AGM for those in attendance and you can add your name on the Noticeboard and pay in cash (named envelope in box please) in the traditional way]

Monday, January 24, 2022


 8.30am on a Sunday morning in January seems  very early, but, this was the meeting time for the 2022 Captains drive in.  

Morag Cunningham was joined on the 1st tee by Club Captain Steven Scott and Junior Captain Ramsay McLeod.  It was dry with very little wind and the 3 drove up the fairway watched by a fair few friends, despite the early start.  The drive in was followed by the teams playing for the Captain's Quaich.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022


Ladies, here is the 2022 Ladies Fixture list. 

Happy golfing in 2022!


Tuesday, January 11, 2022


A Happy New Year to all.  The AGM on Saturday 8th January 2022  was well attanded despite fears of  Covid and everyone was well spaced out.  The Prize giving that followed was a celebration of how well a few of the Ladies had played last year.  The photos are a record of just some of the Trophies won by an elite group!

Monday, January 10, 2022


Rosemary Ogilvie will organise a draw for bounce games on Wednesdays in February.

Dates are 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd. 

The draw would be done indicating the person who would book; hopefully mainly in threes.  When the draw is done if you are not available you would let the person booking know.

If wishing to play on any of the above dates, please email .  Last date for entry into February draw is 24th January. 
 An email will come out with all the groups.

This will conclude the Wednesday bounce games as the golfing fixtures for the new season commence on Wednesday 16th March.

Morag Cunningham


 Following the ladies AGM on Saturday, this is a list of the members of the ladies committee for 2022

Lady Captain                  Morag Cunningham
Lady Vice-Captain          Vacant
Secretary                        Joy McLeod
Treasurer                        Alison Templeton
Handicap                        Karen Binning
Handicap (ex-officio)      Jan Mcnab
Past Lady Captain          Rosemary Ogilvie
Member                          Kate Scott
Member                          Pauline MacEwen
Member                          Morven McLeod

You will note that the Vice Captaincy is up for grabs. If you would like to nominate yourself or anyone else for this role, please contact Morag by midnight on Fri 21st January.

If anyone wishes to raise any matter or make any suggestion, Lady Captain Morag can be reached on, 01505 612829 or 07776 151659

Saturday, January 08, 2022

CAPTAINS DRIVE-IN now Sunday 23rd January

 Dear Ladies

Due to the incoming gents captain isolating due to Covid, the Captains Drive-In and Captains Quaich competition have been rescheduled to Sunday 23rd January.

The new captains will drive-in at 10.30am

The Captains Quaich competition can be entered on SG app. This has been upgraded to a 18 hole individual stableford. Playing groups will be drawn beforehand.

Lets hope the weather allows play on 23rd January.

Morag Cunningham

Tuesday, January 04, 2022

Ladies Section AGM

 A reminder that the AGM will take place at the Club on Saturday 8th January, 10.45-11.00am.

Please take a LF Test before attending  and wear a mask as per the Government guidance.  All seating will be well spaced to conform with 1mtr guidance.

If unable to attend apologies can be emailed to Joy before Saturday.

Monday, January 03, 2022


 Hello Ladies

Denise Cowan has kindly forwarded information on some fun formats for golf games.
Hope you have fun trying them next time you play!

Morag Cunningham

This is match play competition with a team of one player taking on a team of the other two. To make it fair, the singleton team changes ever six holes. The team with two in it, their better ball counts as their score. A point is given to each golfer on the winning side on a hole, and whoever has the most points after 18 holes is the winner.


Another match play version, but in this one everyone plays on their own. Six points are awarded for each hole. If there is an outright winner and an outright second place then it is 4pts to the winner and 2pts to the second place. If two people tie for first it is 3pts each to them. If two people tie for second they get a point. If everyone ties the hole they get 2pts each.

One player plays his ball throughout, and takes on the other two who are a team playing greensomes.

This takes the idea from squash where only the person who is serving can score a point. On the Perch, also known sometimes as In The Chair or Chairman, is a format whereby only the person On The Perch can score a point.
The game starts with the perch being empty. The first player to win a hole outright then goes on the perch. If that person then wins the next hole outright, they score a point; if someone else wins that hole outright then they go on the perch. If the player on the perch halves the hole, he or she remains on the perch. If the other two players halve the hole the player is knocked off the perch and the perch becomes empty.

This format can be played by three balls or four balls. Each hole is worth a skin – the term coming from the idea that there is a bag of money in a leather bag as the prize. The players decide in advance what each hole is worth in terms of a skin – sometimes all 18 have the same value, sometimes the later holes are worth more. If a player wins the hole outright he wins the skin. If no-one wins, then that skin is added to the skin for the next hole, and whoever win that hole then wins two skins. If there is no outright winner on that hole, the next becomes worth three skins and so on.


 Hello Ladies

The drive-in of the new captains will take place at 10.30am on Sunday 9th January.
Hopefully, the weather will be benign so that some of you may be inclined to come to the 1st tee to cheer off the 2022 captains.

There is an associated mixed competition for the Captains Quaich. Winner will be presented with the quaich by Stevie Scott, the 2022 Club Captain.
The format will be mixed individual stableford. Entries can be made now on the SG app. Tee times have been reserved from 10.30-11.30am. A random draw will be done - games can include a mix of gents, ladies and juniors.

Due to the current Covid situation, there is no associated catering for those playing. 
For those who wish it, coffee/lunch will be available as usual in the clubhouse.

Please support this event if you can.

Thanks! Happy New Year and Happy Golfing in 2022 to you all.

Morag Cunningham