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

Click here for details of the event

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)

Wednesday, 28 February 2007

Helen Faulds selected for the Scottish Vets Team

The Scottish Veteran Ladies Golf Association team to play a “Mary McKenna Seniors Selection” from Ireland at Southerness Golf Club on the Solway Firth on April 15-16 is:
Lorna Bennett (Midlands), Liz Campbell (Borders), Fiona de Vries (Midlands), Helen Faulds (West), Noreen Fenton (East), Kathleen Sutherland (North), Moira Thomson (East), Margaret Tough (Midlands), Pamela Williamson (East).
The first-day programme will consist of four-ball matches with singles on the Monday.
At stake is the Mary McKenna Perpetual Trophy. The annual match was not held last year because of reorganisation of senior women’s golf within Ireland.

February Stableford -- Troon Ladies

February Stableford, February 16. SSS 73, CSS 73. Entries 29.
Silver: S Ward (18) 35, B Paterson (7) 33, F Bunch (14)32
Bronze: E Hume (25) 39, J Mackie (23) 37, M Quin (23) 35

Tuesday, 20 February 2007

Ladies Social Evening at Douglas Park

The Casino Royale Ladies Social Evening - click to enlarge 
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Douglas Park Lady Captain Janet Dow held her Social Evening on Friday 16th February. The Theme was Casino Royale. Cocktails were served on arrival,a few casino games played, dinner and wine and then some wonderful singing from the "Bond" films. Most ladies got dressed up for the evening and great fun was had by all.

Olive MacKay --click to enlarge
Gladys Speedie, Janet Dow and Carol Fell - click to enlarge
(Can you spot your webmaster ??!!!)

Wednesday, 14 February 2007

February 12 Club Stableford - Ranfurly Castle

Played February 7th 2007, Entries 16,
Silver: V Howe (19) 44pts, M Gordon (19) 43 pts
Bronze: M Irving (22) 44 pts, M Reid (22) 43 pts

Friday, 9 February 2007

Mac & Mills entertain the Erskine Ladies

Mac and Mills
A wonderful night of singing and laughter with Irene on the keyboard & Chris singing some of the old favourites. These two very entertaining ladies come highly recommended and had everyone singing along and laughing at their highly amusing style. Pictured here with Jo Riddell, Captain at Erskine this year. The evening, which was the second Ladies social event at Erskine this year, also raised £165.00 for the Schehalion ward at Yorkhill hospital which is the Lady Captains charity for 2007. The next social night will be a "Fragrance Event" including a dynamic multimedia presentation on Friday March 23rd. Please contact Jo on 01505 351575 for tickets, All welcome.

Wednesday, 7 February 2007

Gillian Kyle wins February Medal at Troon

February Medal Silver G Kyle (6) 75, J Mack (6) 77, M Falconer (12) 77. Bronze L Campbell (23) 76, J Will (26) 77, S Ness (26) 78

Monday, 29 January 2007

Douglas Park AGM

The Douglas Park 2006 Prizewinners Prize Winners, 2006

The ladies section of Douglas Park Golf Club held their Annual General Meeting and Prize Giving on Saturday 27th January 2007. Past Captain Mrs. Alison Nicolson presented the incoming Lady Captain, Mrs. Janet Dow with the Lady Captain's Badge. The 2006 prize winners gathered on the steps of the Club House (with trophies in hand) for a group photo. The Club Championship was won by Mrs. Helen Faulds, with runner up, Mrs. Lindsay MacLean.

Mrs. Helen Faulds, Club Champion
Helen Faulds 2006 Douglas Park Champion

Monday, 22 January 2007

Mary Craig is the new Captain of Ranfurly Castle

Click to enlarge --- Mary Hardie, Mary Craig and Rosemary Reedie
Over 50 ladies attended the Ranfurly Castle AGM this evening. Mary Craig is now the new Captain, Rosemary Reedie, the past captain and Mary Hardie is the vice captain.
Nancy MacGadie, the 2006 Club Champion gave a vote of thanks after the prizegiving which followed the AGM
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Saturday, 20 January 2007

Belle Robertson is Honorary Vice President of the SLGA

Belle Robertson MBE
Many congratulations go to Belle Robertson MBE who became an Honorary Vice President to the Scottish Ladies Golfing Association for her services to golf.
Belle was presented with her badge at the SLGA AGM which was held at the Quality Hotel in Perth today

Thursday, 18 January 2007

The Ranfurly Castle AGM

The Annual General Meeting and Presentation of Prizes has been postponed today (Thursday 18th) and will now take place on Monday 22nd January 2007 at 7:45pm. It is hoped that all members will be present and new members will be especially welcome.

Wednesday, 10 January 2007

January 12 Club Stableford Result- Ranfurly Castle

Played January 3rd 2007:
Winner Silver: N Qayum 26 points
Winner Bronze: R Cunningham 25 points

Monday, 8 January 2007

2007 Greenlees Fixture Dates for Ranfurly Castle

Tuesday 22nd May Hilton Park (H)
Friday 8th June Cochrane Castle (H)
Thursday 14th June Cardross (H))*Please note the date change
Thursday 21st June Cathkin Braes (H)
Tuesday 3rd July Kilmacolm (A)
Monday 16th July Lanark (A)*Please note the date change
Tuesday 24th July Prestwick St. Nicholas(A)
Monday 17th September Kilmarnock Barassie(A)

Anne Robinson is the Ranfurly Castle Greenlees Secretary

Friday, 15 December 2006

Carol and Gladys eat too much turkey

Carol and Gladys were at the Christmas Lunch at Douglas Park today. As usual they ate too much and sang a lot of Christmas CarolsGladys and Carol at the Douglas Park Christmas Lunch 2006

Also can you guess who is hiding behind Santas Hat (click on the picture to enlarge)
Helen Faulds -- 2006 West of Scotland Vets Champion

Thursday, 14 December 2006

Gillian McRae has a Hole in One

Congratulations go to Renfrewshire's Gillian McRae who had a hole in one at Troon Portland last week

Wednesday, 13 December 2006

Junior Coaching at Erskine

Dean Robertson, the reigning Scottish PGA champion and Italian Open winner in 1999, took time out of his schedule this weekend to encourage a new generation of local golfers.

On Saturday, the Paisley 36 year old gave a clinic to a group of children who are being coached by Erskine Golf Club volunteer coaches, through the national junior golf strategy, clubgolf.

Encouragement from the European Tour player comes at a perfect time for the youngsters. Whilst other golfers in Scotland have hung up their clubs for the winter, the children are mid-way through a coaching course organised by the Club.

“This group of children had an Easter starter session, then a summer school, and now we are giving them a six week winter slot,” said Erskine Golf Club’s Junior Development Co-ordinator, Janette McCartney.
“We wanted to keep their enthusiasm going so we are very grateful that Dean could spare time this weekend. The children loved the experience and we hope that the word will spread and we will attract more juniors next year.”

Erskine has always had a strong junior section and a welcoming approach to its young players. Janette, together with fellow club members, has made an extra commitment to encourage local children to take up the sport by becoming the only club in Renfrewshire to offer clubgolf coaching.

Launched by Colin Montgomerie and First Minister, Jack McConnell in 2003, clubgolf aims to create the opportunity for every nine year old in Scotland to experience the game from 2009. Six Erskine GC members have since become qualified to coach the programme’s Level 1 course. This winter a further three will become trained to join them as volunteer coaches.

“We did have a big junior section before but we realised that they weren’t going to be around for ever unless we did something about it,” admits Janette

“After six of us became qualified to coach last year, we advertised in local papers, spread the word amongst our members, I approached the Active Schools Co-ordinator and got permission to send flyers around local schools.

“We attracted over 50 children, most of whom hadn’t played golf before. One of my main reasons for doing clubgolf was we had no girl players but now we have five as a result of this programme.”

In addition to creating this Christmas treat for the current children on the programme, the Club hopes that Dean Robertson’s clinic this weekend will generate further interest from other local children.

“The children on our programme have varying levels of ability but they are all enjoying it and improving,” said Janette. “Some of them are only just learning to hold the club whilst others are already at the stage where they are ready to move on to being coached by our local Pro, Peter Thomson, who can take them to the next stage.

“We start the coaching again at Easter time and now that we have a larger group of coaches, I’m hoping we will get a similar number of children from the local community signing up for the course.”

Dean Robertson said, “Erskine Golf Club is helping the development of golf in Scotland by giving these local children the opportunity to play golf at an early age in a fun environment.

“The volunteers are doing a fantastic job in teaching these children the fundamental skills. Golf programmes like this one will provide the required platform from which these kids can follow their dreams and aspire to one day play like their golfing heroes.”


- clubgolf is a partnership between the Scottish Golf Union, the Scottish Ladies' Golfing Association, the Professional Golfers' Association, the Golf Foundation and sportscotland. The strategy has been developed as a direct result of the Scottish Executive's commitment to introduce every nine-year-old child in Scotland to the game by 2009.

- clubgolf is funded by the Scottish Executive which has committed £500,000 per year to the scheme through sportscotland until 2009.

-  As Scotland's national junior golf strategy, clubgolf is backed by Scotland's most famous golfers, Paul Lawrie, Sandy Lyle, Catriona Matthew, Colin Montgomerie, and Scotland's First Minister, Jack McConnell, MSP and Sports Minister, Patricia Ferguson, MSP. It aims to provide new opportunities in the game for every child in the country and to increase participation in the sport by adopting a totally new approach to the development of junior golf.

-  clubgolf has been introduced at a point where, of the 260,000 members in the 580 clubs north of the border, the average age is between 42 and 44 years old. This figure is likely to rise in line with the demographic trend of an ageing Scottish population. Although memberships have grown at a rate of just under five percent during the past decade, there has been an increase of almost 20 percent in the number of courses built over the same period.

- clubgolf aims to build on existing traditions and club infrastructures to develop a new and innovative approach that will introduce new participants to the game and secure the sport’s future.

-  Clubs across Scotland are playing a vital role in the clubgolf strategy. Following clubgolf’s six-week firstclubgolf course, children have the opportunity to progress to the second phase of clubgolf's Player Pathway, Stage 1. Hosted by their local clubs, Stage 1 is a 23-hour course, covering the fundamentals of putting, chipping, full swing, rules and etiquette, taught by the club's fully trained volunteer coaches. After Stage 1 there are a further four stages on the Player Pathway.

clubgolf's targets for 2009 are:

- 50,000 9 year olds introduced to clubgolf every year through firstclubgolf
- 50,000 9-14 year olds retained in the clubgolf programme at any one time
- 20,000 9-14 year olds experiencing golf in a community golf programme setting
- 200 clubgolf centres (golf clubs and community linked centres delivering some of the above)
- 20 junior clubgolf facilities (new clubgolf facilities)
- 40 affiliated junior golf facilities (driving ranges/practice facilities utilising the clubgolf brand)

For further information please contact:
Rob Eyton-Jones, clubgolf Press Officer on 07775 746981

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Friday, 8 December 2006

Can you spot the people

Today was supposed to be our Xmas shotgun. Instead we had a beetle gun and then entertainment from Cinderella. See if you can spot anybody in disguise. (Click on the photo to enlarge and the the back bar or your toolbar to come back to this page)

Sunday, 3 December 2006

Cochrane Castle is well represented in the County Team

Cochrane Castle was well represented at the West Division women’s inter-county team golf championship at East Renfrewshire Golf Club. Gillian McGinlay, Donna Jackson and Kate O'Sullivan helped Renfrewshire Ladies to a clean sweep by defeating Lanarkshire, Dunbartonshire and Argyll. Renfrewshire Ladies thenadvanced to the Scottish Finals at The Hirsel Golf Club, Coldstream on September 22 to 24 where Kate who went back to the States was unavailable. However Donna and Gillian helped Renfrewshire be runners up to Fife who were the eventual winners