Thursday, 18 October 2018


Winners Division 3 (Sylvia Muir )- Ayr Bellisle ,  Greenlees Champions (Annie Howie) - Troon, 2nd Division Winners (Gillian McLeod) Williamwood and West Kilbride ( Helen Craig) - Runners Up Division 1
The Annual Greenlees Lunch took place today, 18 October, at Cowglen Golf Club.
This was attended by 51 ladies representing 22 clubs and 5 Clubs sent apologies.

Greenlees Secretary Maureen Mitchell (Old Ranfurly) opened the proceedings by welcoming everyone to the 78th Anniversary Year of the Greenlees Trophy.
She stated that it was unfortunate that our club members had been reduced as Cawder Golf Club had withdrawn from the league.

She took the opportunity to remind the club secretaries that their lists of  players and the Greenlees fee were now due if they had not already sent them in.

She then introduced the top table guests -  Pat Lunney, the Lady Captain of Cowglen, who welcomed everyone on behalf of the Club. 
She then introduced Carol Fell and thanked her for setting up and keeping all the Greenlees results together and enabling everyone to be able to keep up to date with the league positions on the web.

Cowglen Golf Club Organisers --
Sue Fordyce, Moira Kerr, Pam Harvey, Pat Lunney and Pam Mather

Next introduction was that of  Cowglen's Greenlees Secretary Pam Mather who had organised the lunch arrangements.
She had  a band of helpers to assist the proceedings and the tables were named after some of the holes on the course --

PLATEAU: Lanark and Lenzie
GLEN : Top Table (Ranfurly Castle and Old Ranfurly)
SOUTHVIEW: Cathcart Castle, Cathkin Braes, Ayr Bellisle and Douglas Park
BRAEFACE: Prestwick St Nicholas, Kilmacolm, Eastwood and Whitecraigs
RACECOURSE: Milngavie, West Kilbride, Hilton Park, Williamwood
BANGORSHILL: Troon, East Renfrewshire and Greenock
BEECHES: Cardross, Loudoun, Cowglen and Bothwell

Pam said grace and the ladies were then served an excellent lunch.  

Lots of pleasant chatter could be heard and it was obvious that everyone was enjoying catching up with old friends.

After coffee was served, Maureen invited the Captain Pat to present the trophies to the winning teams.
Division 3 was won by Ayr Bellisle with Williamwood winners of Division 2.
The runners up in Division 1 were West Kilbride who were  beaten by the overall winners - Troon. Troon's Greenlees Secretary, Annie Howie then made a short speech and  a vote of thanks for all the hospitality received from Cowglen and thanked Maureen and her helpers for organising a very successful lunch.

Cowglen Captain Pat and "Greenlees Webmaster " Carol were presented with beautiful flower displays from the top table that Maureen had made.

Maureen then concluded by wishing everyone a safe journey home.

To get a feel for the day - Click on the following link



If you would like a printout of the results for your Club noticeboard -- CLICK HERE

Division 1 Winners Troon (Ros Prior, Annie Howie, Jane Finnie)
 Runners Up (Aileen Donaldson and Helen Craig) West Kilbride
Division 1
Troon Ladies  45 - Greenlees Trophy Winners 2018
West Kilbride 41- Greenlees Trophy Runners Up
Haggs Castle 31.5  - Relegated to Division 2
Loudoun Gowf 28 - Relegated to Division 2
Division 2 Winners Williamwood, Runners Up Douglas Park
L to R: Susan Griffin (DP) Gillian McLeod and Lorraine Morris (W) and Lynda Smith (DP)
Division 2 
Williamwood 55 - Division 2 Winners
Douglas Park 41.5 - Division 2 Runners Up
Hilton Park 26 - Relegated to Division 3
Largs 24.5 - Relegated to Division 3
Division 3 - Winners Ayr Bellisle, Runners Up East Renfrewshire
L to R - Audrey Barclay (ER), Sylvia Muir and Elspeth Dewar (Ayr) Dale Reid (ER)
Division 3 
Ayr Bellisle 36 - Division 3 Winners
East Renfrewshire 34.5 - Division 3 Runners Up

To read some of the history of the GREENLEES TROPHY -- CLICK HERE