Monday 26 March 2007

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

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