|Gillian receives a momento from East Renfrewshire Lady Captain Celia Joyce|
Gillian Kyle was delighted to receive Honorary Membership at the 95th AGM as East Renfrewshire GC has been a very big part of her life for around 40 years. The challenging course helped improve her golf over the years and she is very proud to represent the club in all the teams and competitions that she has played in at Club, County, National and at International level.
Her Dad (Jack Inglis) started her off in the game and still takes a great interest today. Her initial aim was to win the Club Championship once, but gradually started targeting the records of the ladies who had won it multiple times (Brenda Livingston, Jenny Addison and of course Ann Prentice to name but a few). Never did she really expect to achieve this as each final was a well contested match. She gained confidence from each win which helped when playing in other competitions.
Lowering her handicap (presently 2.2) enabled selection for the Renfrewshire County team which lead to a higher level of competition. Turning 50 opened even more doors and the International events have been another experience that she could only have dreamt of. It’s a short career though and as Gillian says "there is always a young 49 year old waiting in the wings to steal a place on the team".
Gillian thanked her family and all the East Renfrewshire members, especially the Ladies, for their continued support by taking such an interest in her golf at the recent AGM and looks forward to representing East Renfrewshire for a long time to come.
Gillian's Golfing CV
- Member of East Renfrewshire since 1977
- East Renfrewshire Lady Champion 18 times, beating the previous record of 17 times held by Ann Prentice
- East Renfrewshire Lady Captain 2009-10 and has served on the Ladies Handicap Committee since 2012 and continues to do so
- Won the Troon Ladies Championship twice
- Wife of our new Vice Captain (Cammy), the mother of our current Club Champion (Alistair) and probably the mother of the future Ladies Club Champion (Sophie)!
- Been Renfrewshire Ladies County Golf Association Team Member since 2005 with Renfrewshire winning the West of Scotland Inter-County matches 8 times in those 13 years
- Was the Scottish County Finals winner in the Renfrewshire Ladies County Golf Association Team in 2010 & 2017
- The Renfrewshire Ladies County Golf Association Junior Convener from 2004-06 and again took up this post in 2016 to present
- The Renfrewshire Ladies County Golf Association Champion in 2015
- The Renfrewshire Ladies County Golf Association Captain from 2015-17
- The Scottish Veteran Ladies West Champion in 2016
- Selected for Scottish Veteran Ladies Team for their Jamboree in 2015 at Sherwood Forest, 2016 at Panmure and 2017 at Frilford Heath
- Member of the Scottish Ladies Senior Team for the European Team Championships in 2015 in Lithuania, 2016 in Poland and 2017 in Slovakia
- Member of the Scottish Ladies Senior Team for the Home Internationals in 2016 at Alyth and 2017 at Newport, Wales