Friday 30 March 2007

Ranfurly Castle Social Evening

Ranfurly Castle's Ladies Captain Mary Craig had her Social Evening on Thursday 29th March 2007 . Approx 50 Ladies attended a superb evening with some wine tasting from Jason Harvey from T M ROBERTSON (Wine Sellers) --- from Edinburgh and a Fashion Show organized by Sarah Kirby of GLENMUIR
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Ranfurly Castle - Social Evening

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The Winter Foursomes - Douglas Park

Congratulations go to Joan Gemmell and Alison Miller who beat Jan Patrick and Jinty Halley in the final of the Winter Foursomes

Wednesday 28 March 2007

The Winter Greensomes - Ranfurly Castle

Congratulations go to Mary Craig and Evy MacGregor who won the Winter Greensomes today by beating Mary Hardie and Helen Abram in the Final

Handicap Changes 2007

A mailing to Handicap Secretaries was sent out by the SLGA in January and included the following items which can be read here.

1. Memo re Handicap Changes 2007 Click here
2. The procedures for lapsing of handicaps Click here
3. A memo regarding Open Competitions Click here
4. The list of qualifying competitions for 2007 Click here
5. A memo regarding Supplementary Scores 2007 Click here

Also go to the SLGA Website for all other information

The SLGA have some Jewellery for sale

The SLGA have a range of SLGA Jewellery for sale
Click on the link above and see whats on offer

Monday 26 March 2007

The Garten Girls at Milngavie

The 2007 Spring Meeting of the Garten Girls took place at Milngavie Golf Course today. Anna Telfer (Captain of Milngavie) hosted this 6 monthly event today. Helen Faulds, Janice Paterson, Noreen Fenton and Fiona Roger were in Team 1. Emma Wilson, Carol Fell and Anna Telfer were in Team 2. Unfortunately Jennifer Mack was unable to be there --- away on holiday. Emma's team were the winners after the average Stableford points of the teams were calculated. It was a glorious day and everyone had a terrific day.
For those who do not know who the Garton Girls are --- they are the players who entered the Scottish Seniors in 2005 and stayed with Fiona in Boat of Garton
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The Garten Girls

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Anna Telfer is the Captain of Milngavie Golf Club

Anna Telfer (Captain of Milngavie Golf Club
Congratulations go to Past Captain of D & A Anna Telfer who is the 2006 - 2007 Club Captain of Milngavie Golf Club. There is no Ladies Captain anymore with 2 convenors from the Ladies section on the main committee. We all wish Anna every success in her new appointment.
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Sunday 25 March 2007

Be careful when flying with Globespan !

Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) and Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle) went to Portugal for a golfing holiday on Sunday 18th March. They flew with Globespan who left their golf clubs in Glasgow because of overloading. This is happening more frequently ---- SO ALL GOLFERS BEWARE !!! --- 25 sets were left in Glasgow

Helen got her clubs 48 hours later on the Tuesday and the Fells got their clubs on Wednesday afternoon on their return from the golf --- 72 hours later.

On the Homeward journey to Glasgow today everyone on the flight had there golf clubs left at Faro !! --- Approx 50 sets of Clubs ---

So PLEASE BE AWARE of the problem and make sure you are covered in your travel insurance for the extra cost of hiring clubs etc


--- THIS IS WHAT GLOBESPAN SAY :May we refer you to our Terms and Conditions which clearly states:

'Sporting Equipment
Sporting equipment is carried on a limited release basis, i.e. entirely at
your own risk for loss, damage or delay.
Sporting equipment will be carried subject to load and as such we cannot guarantee space on the flight on which you are booked for such items. In the unlikely event that space is not available, the equipment will be sent on the next flight with available space.'

However, I strongly feel that perhaps we should let more people know of the problem so please email me at and perhaps I can let the newspapers know of the problem

Greensomes Competition - Douglas Park

Greensomes Competition incorporating Moroccan Salver

23rd & 25th March CSS 72 Entries 10 couples

1st H Mac Naughton & M Brodie 42pts 2nd M. Bell & A.Settle 36 pts bih 3rd O. Mackay & H. Divers 36pts

Saturday 24 March 2007

Lamlash Golf Club -March Medal and Medal Finals

Wed 14th March - Medal
Winner Kate McAdam 91-21=70
Runner up Ellie Jones

Wed 21st March - Medal Finals- McGill Cup
Winner Kate McAdam 87-21=66
Runner up Elizabeth Ross 85-17=68
Scratch Brenda Livingstone 77

Thursday 22 March 2007

Draw for the RLCGA April County Medal

The draw for the RLCGA County Medal in April at Gourock can be found in the Hot News Page in the Renfrewshire Website

Friday 16 March 2007

March Stableford - Douglas Park

Stableford Competition.11th&16th March Entries 20 CSS 72 (Non Qualifier)
One division: 1st J.Gemmell (7) 33pts 2nd D.MacNaughton (34) 31pts (bih) 3rd J.Pattison (19) 31 (bih)

Thursday 15 March 2007

Bridge Drive at Douglas Park

72 Ladies attended the Bridge Drive held at Douglas Park on Wednesday 14th March
Anne Paton was Tournament Director and the Committee did their usual home baking for the afternoon tea.
The raffle raised £293 for Macmillan Cancer Care.
Janet Dow - Ladies' Captain said - " I would like to thank everyone who donated prizes to the raffle which helped to raise such a worthwhile sum"

Wednesday 14 March 2007

March Medal - Ranfurly Castle

March Medal 14th March SSS 73, CSS 75, 17 Entries,
Silver: C Fell (10) 75, P MacKenzie(12) 81
Bronze: M Cunningham(25) 78, M Mirner (33) 83
Scratch C Fell 85

3 Ball Best Ball Stableford - Troon

Rhodesia Cup (3-ball-best-ball stableford), March 9th SSS 73. Entries 19 teams of 3.
One Class: G McRae, J Thomson, S Ward 47,
N McCrossin, L Snodgrass, N White 44,
S Osborne, F McKellar, S Ness 42.

3 Clubs and A Putter - Douglas Park

March 4th/9th, Entries 17, (Non Qualifier) One Class,
G Evans (26) 68, M MxLean (16) 72, M McLaughlin (29) 73

Sunday 11 March 2007

Mail on Sunday - Loudoun v Ranfurly Castle

The Mail on Sunday tie between Loudoun and Ranfurly Castle was played today at Loudoun Golf Club, Ayrshire. Loudoun progressed to the next round by winning 3-2

The Mail on Sunday - Bothwell Castle v Douglas Park

Douglas Park played Bothwell Castle (Away) in the 1st round of the Mail on Sunday today (11th March 2007) The Douglas Park team of Helen Faulds, Carol Fell, Joan Gemmell, Elinor Grant and Lynda Smith managed to win 3 - 2

Saturday 10 March 2007

Christeen is a Granny

Congratulations go to Christeen Finlayson who has just become a Granny at 8:31 am today. A wee boy ( 9lbs 2oz) ! -- both mother and baby doing well. They live down in Surrey - Christeen is having 18 tonight to wet the baby's head and probably heading down south tomorrow.

Wednesday 7 March 2007

Social Evening -- Ranfurly Castle

Mary Craig (Ladies Captain) would like to let all the Ranfurly Castle Lady members that she is holding a Social evening on Thursday 29th March. If you have not already put your name on the sheet in the locker room then please do so or give her a call. ------IT SHOULD BE A GREAT EVENING

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March Medal -- Troon Ladies

March Medal, March 2nd 2007 SSS 73, CSS 75. Entries 37.
Silver: F Kelly (19) 69, G Kyle (6)72, A McTear (11)73.
Bronze: P Taylor (27) 78, C Tulloch (21) 79, L Campbell (31) 81.

March Medal Postponed-- Ranfurly Castle

The March Medal that was to be played today, at Ranfurly Castle, has been postponed until next Wednesday (14th March 2007).

Monday 5 March 2007

Rhona has a baby Girl

Congratulations go to Rhona Wilkie and Ronnie Murison on the birth of their daughter Hazel on Sunday 4th March 2007 at 4:30am. Hazel weighed in at 7lbs 5oz. Both mother and baby are doing well.

Sunday 4 March 2007

Joke of the Day

In 1923, Who Was:
1. President of the largest steel company?
2. President of the largest gas company?
3. President of the New York Stock Exchange?
4. Greatest wheat speculator?
5. President of the Bank of International Settlement?
6. Great Bear of Wall Street?
These men were considered some of the worlds most successful of their days.
Now, 80 years later, the history book asks us if we know what ultimately became of them.
The Answers:
1. The president of the largest steel company. Charles Schwab,died a pauper.
2. The president of the largest gas company, Edward Hopson, went insane.
3. The president of the NYSE, Richard Whitney, was released from prison to die at home.
4. The greatest wheat speculator, Arthur Cooger,died abroad, penniless.
5. The president of the Bank of International Settlement, shot himself.
6. The Great Bear of Wall Street,Cosabee Livermore,also committed suicide.
However:in that same year,1923,the PGA Champion and the winner ofthe most important golf tournament,
the US Open was Gene Sarazen.
What became of him?
He played golf until he was 92, died in 1999 at the age of 95. He was financially secure at the time of his death.
The Moral: Screw work --- Play golf.

Thanks go to Margaret Reid for that one(Webmaster of Lanarkshire County)