Thursday, 28 October 2021


Trophy Winners
Anne Judge (Ranfurly Castle), Julie Wilson (Williamwood) 
Barbara Aird (Cathkin Braes) and Chris Pender (Lenzie)

The Annual Greenlees Lunch and 
prize giving  took place on Tuesday 26th October, at East Renfrewshire Golf Club.  --  
Click here for photographs and Video

This was attended by 50 ladies representing the 20 Clubs from the 26 Clubs that that are in the 3 Greenlees Divisions.

East Renfrewshire's Greenlees Secretary Val Crawford and The Ladies Captain Carole Spy  welcomed the visitors to the clubhouse with a lovely glass of Prosecco.  
Anne Judge (Ranfurly Castle) helped to collect in the Greenlees Fees. 

The tables were named after  some of the East Renfrewshire Course Holes.

DOBSON VIEW: Val Crawford, Maureen Mitchell, Carol Fell and Carole Spy (Top Table)

BRITHER BURN: Williamwood
PILMAIR : Ranfurly Castle
GUID SKELP: Lenzie, Cathkin Braes, Bothwell Castle
OOT O'SICHT: Haggs Castle, Cathcart Castle and Cardross
BRAE SHOUTHER: Troon Ladies, Douglas Park, Cowglen
BUSKIT KNOWE: West Kilbride, Hilton Park, East Renfrewshire
BALLAGEICH: Whitecraigs, Loudoun Gowf, Erskine
HAME'S BEST: Kilmacolm, Caldwell, Lanark

West of Scotland Greenlees Secretary Maureen Mitchell (Old Ranfurly) opened the proceedings by welcoming everyone to the 80th Anniversary Year of the Greenlees Trophy. -- Apologies were announce from the Clubs that were unable to attend -- Ayr Bellisle, Kilmarnock Barassie, Largs, Milngavie, Old Ranfurly and Prestwick St. Nicholas. 

She then introduced the top table guests - Carole Spy , the Lady Captain of East Renfrewshire , who welcomed everyone on behalf of the Club and said 

"It gives me great pleasure to be able to welcome you to East Renfrewshire  today for the annual Greenlees Lunch and Presentation of Prizes.

It is lovely to see so many familiar faces from matches or from the 80th Anniversary celebration which we hosted just a couple of months ago.

Today’s weather is certainly better for a lunch than playing golf.

East Ren will be celebrating our centenary next year and you will have noticed that preparations are well underway to freshen up the clubhouse. Apologies if you can detect the aroma of fresh paint, although on the upside it probably means you don’t have COVID!

Congratulation to the winning teams and I hope that everyone enjoys their lunch and catching up with friends old and new."

She then introduced Carol Fell and said "Carol - well known to us all who keeps her website up to date which includes the  Greenlees Results which are available for all to see."

Next introduction was that of  the hard working East Renfrewshire's Greenlees Secretary Val Crawford who has had 2 lunches to organise for the Greenlees Trophy this year with the other one being the very successful Anniversary TRI AM ---> CLICK HERE TO READ MORE IN THE WOMEN AND GOLF MAGAZINE -- 

Val Crawford then said grace before everyone enjoyed a fantastic buffet lunch which everyone enjoyed.
After the lunch the presentation of trophies took place -- 

Winners of the Greenlees trophy -- Williamwood Golf Club
Runners up - Cathkin Braes
Demoted to Division 2  - West Kilbride and Whitecraigs

Winners of Division 2 - Ranfurly Castle
Runners Up - Loudoun Gowf
Demoted to Division 3 - Kilmacolm and Bothwell Castle

Winners of Division 3 - Lenzie
Runners Up - East Renfrewshire

Gillian, Julie, Lorraine and Carol

are the winners of the Greenlees Trophy for the first time in the history of their club and Julie Wilson collected  the Trophy and team mates Lorraine Morris, Gillian Crossley and Carol McNally joined in on the celebrations (pictured above)

Williamwood's Chris Crossley and Lorraine Morris are on Cloud Nine

The lunch and presentation of prizes finished with Maureen Mitchell thanking Dianne and her daughter Mel for the wonderful catering and feeding everyone so well.

She also thanked the Board of directors at East Renfrewshire for giving us permission use the clubhouse and also providing us with a welcoming drink.
Mr Ian Russell, Hilary and the office staff for all their support and to Carole Spy for presenting the prizes.

Finally she finished by saying the AGM would take place at Old Ranfurly on Tuesday 16th November at 10:30am for 11am and thanked everyone for coming wished everyone a safe journey home.

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO OF PRESENTATION OF TROPHIES (Apologies to Barbara Aird of Cathkin Braes for missing video of her speech - Carol Fell)