Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Tribute to Kathleen McNeil

Kathleen McNeil
Kathleen Wilson McNeil --- Pioneer of ladies' golf in Scotland; Born May 20, 1916; Died December 8, 2006.

Katherine, or Kathleen as she was know to most, was born in 1916 and lived all her life in Greenock, apart from her years of education at St Leonard's in St Andrews and at Edinburgh University, from which she graduated in 1939. She practised as a solicitor in the firm of WW&J McClure, where her father, Charles P McNeil, had been a partner, and was also the proprietrix of the family drapery business.
From the age of four, she played golf and had a very successful career as an amateur at various clubs including Greenock, Kilmacolm, Shiskine, The Ladies Club Troon, St Rule and Renfrewshire Ladies County Golf Association.
In her later years she was made an honorary member of the clubs in recognition of her enormous contribution to golf and its administration locally and nationally. Her career in golf administration began with Renfrewshire County Ladies, of which she was non-playing captain from 1957 to 1959, and at her death was honorary life president.
She was chairman (1965 to 1967 and 1974 to 1975), president (1982 to 1985) and an honorary vice-president of the Scottish Ladies Golfing Association; past president (1987 to 1988) and, since 1991, honorary vice-president of the Ladies Golf Union.
She was awarded an MBE for her services to ladies' golf and in the same year was one of five Scots commended for contributions to their chosen sports at national level as unpaid volunteers, receiving an award from the Scottish Sports Council.
Kathleen was immensely popular with players of all ages and was most encouraging to the young, up-and-coming club, county and national players. She travelled the country and the world giving support. As recently as 1999 she travelled to Vancouver to support the British team in the Commonwealth tournament.
Nancy Chisholm, current SLGA president, said: "Kathleen McNeil was a lady with a wonderful sense of humour and amazing knowledge, one of our own special, greatly respected Scottish characters who will leave a void in Scottish ladies' golf."
Kathleen had many other local interests and was a life long member of Trinity Church in Greenock. She was also very much a world traveller, visiting lifelong friends
en route, her good health enabling her to continue to do this until recent years.
Unfortunately, she had no surviving family but was loved and supported thoughout her life by several lifelong friends and their families. Sue Cowan, a daughter of her oldest friend, came from Australia to be with her in the last weeks of her life following a stroke in mid-November. Kathleen's well- kent figure – topped out with "the hat" – will be sorely missed on our fairways.

Katherine, or Kathleen as she was know to most, was born in 1916 and lived all her life in Greenock, apart from her years of education at St Leonard's in St Andrews and at Edinburgh University, from which she graduated in 1939. She practised as a solicitor in the firm of WW&J McClure, where her father, Charles P McNeil, had been a partner, and was also the proprietrix of the family drapery business.
From the age of four, she played golf and had a very successful career as an amateur at various clubs including Greenock, Kilmacolm, Shiskine, The Ladies Club Troon, St Rule and Renfrewshire Ladies County Golf Association.
In her later years she was made an honorary member of the clubs in recognition of her enormous contribution to golf and its administration locally and nationally. Her career in golf administration began with Renfrewshire County Ladies, of which she was non-playing captain from 1957 to 1959, and at her death was honorary life president.
She was chairman (1965 to 1967 and 1974 to 1975), president (1982 to 1985) and an honorary vice-president of the Scottish Ladies Golfing Association; past president (1987 to 1988) and, since 1991, honorary vice-president of the Ladies Golf Union.
She was awarded an MBE for her services to ladies' golf and in the same year was one of five Scots commended for contributions to their chosen sports at national level as unpaid volunteers, receiving an award from the Scottish Sports Council.
Kathleen was immensely popular with players of all ages and was most encouraging to the young, up-and-coming club, county and national players. She travelled the country and the world giving support. As recently as 1999 she travelled to Vancouver to support the British team in the Commonwealth tournament.
Nancy Chisholm, current SLGA president, said: "Kathleen McNeil was a lady with a wonderful sense of humour and amazing knowledge, one of our own special, greatly respected Scottish characters who will leave a void in Scottish ladies' golf."
Kathleen had many other local interests and was a life long member of Trinity Church in Greenock. She was also very much a world traveller, visiting lifelong friends
en route, her good health enabling her to continue to do this until recent years.
Unfortunately, she had no surviving family but was loved and supported thoughout her life by several lifelong friends and their families. Sue Cowan, a daughter of her oldest friend, came from Australia to be with her in the last weeks of her life following a stroke in mid-November. Kathleen's well- kent figure – topped out with "the hat" – will be sorely missed on our fairways

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Kathleen McNeil has died

It is with great sadness that I have to inform all our members that our Hon. Life President Kathleen McNeil (in her 91st year) died peacefully last night at 11:30pm.
Kathleen (pictured left) was in great form at both the RLCGA and the Greenock Golf Club AGM's at the beginning of November. She then had a stroke on the 13th November.
The funeral will take place at 12 noon on Wednesday 13th December 2006 at Greenock Crematorium .

Thursday, November 02, 2006


The RLCGA County AGM was held at Haggs Castle Golf Club yesterday evening and approximately 50 members attended including our 90 year Honorary Life President Kathleen McNeil

Reports were given by Jane Thomson (Secretary) Audrey Sturgess (Treasurer), Fiona Roger (Results Secretary), Gillian Kyle (Junior Secretary)

Christeen Finlayson (Vice Captain) then told us that in 2009 it will be the RLCGA Centenary Year and that they were hoping to collate as much details from the past years --- so if you have any memorabilia please let Christeen know

Maureen Mitchell (Old Ranfurly) gave a report on the Course Rating program and announced that Renfrewshire had completed all the courses well ahead schedule

Retiring from the committee are Brenda Livingstone (Lamlash), Maureen Mitchell (Cathcart Castle) and Anne Robinson (Ranfurly Castle).
New to the committee are Maureen Cook (Lochwinnoch), Maureen Mitchell (Old Ranfurly) and Mamie Robin (Elderslie)Captain Beth then gave her annual report ---

The County Team Training Squad was coached again this year by Karyn Burns at Mearns Castle Golf Academy. The Academy sponsored the team by giving each squad member free practice at the range. Mini leagues were organised over the Winter months. Due to all the Child Protection issues the County needed to have a Disciplinary Procedure. This has been drawn up and passed by the Committee. A copy is here for anyone who is interested.

She then told us how The Website continued to tick along with visits to the site this year being over 19,000 up 6,500 on last year. September 2006 was the best month ever with 4,200 visits.
New this year was the Videos Page --- Unfortunately only viewable to those who have Broadband. However, those who were able to view them were able to see highlights of various County events. If your club is not receiving the results for handicap purposes, handicap exchange letters can be downloaded from the website. Also new was the Hot News Page where should anyone like to try and upload news they could contact Carol and have a go --- Unfortunately not many takers!! As with the Hot News Page the great disappointment to the website is the lack of news sent in by the members --- via the send me news page.
She also said Carol tries her best to make up stories that she has heard of!!
She would be delighted for some help on the matter or any new ideas that could perhaps be introduced in the forth coming season
She then thanked Carol for doing such a splendid job of our website

The new style logo on our sweaters has proved to be popular with over 100 items sold.

The Winter Foursomes final took place on 27th April at Cowglen Golf Club. The winners were Fiona Roger and Anne Robinson (Ranfurly Castle), beating Linda Stevenson and Alison Patrick (Whitecraigs) by 3 & 1.

Fifty competitors played in The Championship, which was held at The Eastwood Golf Club. Denise Cowan (Cochrane Castle) won the Peggy Clark Cup. In the semi finals Megan Briggs beat Sara Harman by 3/2 with Megan having a hole in one at the 7th. Donna Jackson had a very close game with Gillian Kyle winning at the 20th. In the final Megan played excellent golf beating defending champion Donna by 6/5. Megan was 2 under par for the 13 holes she played. Congratulations to Megan on winning the Championship for the first time.

The team played a match against The Renfrewshire Boys, the boys winning by 3 ½ games to 1 ½. At the end of May we played against an Eastwood Youth Team and unfortunately the boys won again 2 games to 1. Thankfully, the losing streak didn’t continue.

Renfrewshire were well represented at the Scottish Championships at Dunbar with Clare-Marie Carlton reaching the knockout stages and Gillian Kyle reaching the last eight of the Rosebowl.

The County had great success at the Inter County Foursomes at Irvine Golf Club. Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle) & Maureen Skinner (Gourock) won the Scratch and in the Handicap section Penny Baglin & Audrey Barclay (East Renfrewshire) came 1st and Marie Doherty & Sandra Littlejohn (Erskine) were runners up.

In lovely weather in June we hosted the West of Scotland Inter County Matches at East Renfrewshire Golf Club. The team consisted of Megan Briggs, Clare-Marie Carlton, Gillian Kyle, Donna Jackson, Jennifer Jenkins, Gillian McGinlay, Kate O’Sullivan and Lesley Robertson. The girls played extremely well winning all three games to qualify for the first time in 8 years to go to The Scottish County Finals. I would like to thank all who assisted for all their help and a special thank you, to East Renfrewshire Golf Club for granting the courtesy of their course for the 3 days.

The West of Scotland Girls Association held a competition on the 9th August at The Ladies Golf Club Troon to mark their 50th Anniversary. Aileen Wilson and her team were runners up.
The Scottish Seniors Championship was played at Machrihannish Golf Club where Jennifer Mack reached the quarter finals. Renfrewshire were well represented again and all the ladies who played seem to have a riotous time!

96 ladies attended a Bridge Drive at Eastwood Golf Club to raise funds for Team expenses to go to The Scottish County Finals. We held a raffle with same fantastic prizes. I would like to thank all who gave donations or donated raffle prizes especially, Cameron Kyle of Calder Millerfield who donated a round of golf for four at Gleneagles; Frank Blincow who donated a Round of Golf for four at East Renfrewshire & The Kings Theatre who donated 2 theatre tickets. We raised an amazing £1300.

The team Megan Briggs, Clare-Marie Carlton, Sara Harman, Donna Jackson, Gillian Kyle, Gillian McGinlay, Lesley Robertson, Carol Whyte, Vice Captain & Team psychologist Christeen Finlayson and I travelled to The Hirsel Golf Club to the Scottish County Finals on 21st September. This was the worst possible weekend as it clashed with The Ryder Cup and the Glasgow September weekend. We are very grateful to the caddies who gave of their time to come. I would like to give a special mention to Pearl Orr, Brenda Stewart, Lindsay Mathie and our Irish friend Gerald Bunting and his wife Pat who came for all three days. However the timing didn’t dampen our spirits and the girls played superbly. We won on the Friday and Saturday and lost to the winner Fife on Sunday. We finished runners up winning the F.J. Morison Trophy for the first time.

The team was sponsored by Glenmuir and each team member received a raspberry pink wind top. These will be available for purchase next year. This is all thanks to Sarah Kirby.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the girls for playing so well and being such good sports.

Gillian McGinlay won the Rosebowl Final by 1 hole beating Carol Fell at Haggs Castle Golf Club.

The West of Scotland Championship was held in October as it had to be abandoned in May, due to adverse weather. Renfrewshire again did really well. Clare-Marie Carlton became the West of Scotland Champion for the first time, Donna Jackson runner up and Sara Harman third. Renfrewshire also won the team event. This meant that Renfrewshire had won every team trophy in the West this year.

On the same day Megan Briggs represented Renfrewshire at the Champion of Champions at Glasgow Gailes where she came runner up. Elaine Moffat from Fife was the winner.

Megan won the Tom Lehman Trophy for the third time. She won the West of Scotland Girls’ Championship and was appointed West of Scotland Girls’ Association Captain. She reached the last 16 of The Scottish Girls’ Championship.

Megan was in the Scottish Schools team and was part of the winning Scottish team at The Home Internationals at Mount Stewart, Northern Ireland. This team was captained by Jennifer Jenkins. Well done to Jennifer and all the girls.

Clare-Marie Carlton represented Scotland in the European Junior Ladies Team Championships which was also captained by Jennifer Jenkins. Representing Stirling University she won the Scottish Universities Championship at Lossiemouth with Sarah Paterson (Eastwood) representing Edinburgh University winning the handicap tournament.

Kate O’Sullivan finished 4th with her lowest ever score over 36 holes, in the Great Smokies Intercollegiate Women’s Golf Tournament in the United States.

As Gillian has reported Eilidh Briggs has had a fantastic year bringing her handicap down from 12 – 5. Well done to Eilidh and all the Juniors especially The Kennedy Salver Team.

Janette McCartney (Erskine) finished second handicap in the LGU Challenge Bowl at Dunblane.

Fiona Roger (Ranfurly Castle) won the handicap prize at the Spanish Seniors.

Dorothy Yates & Christine Fowler (Cowglen) won the handicap prize at the Scottish Ladies Foursomes.

Trish Davidson and Lorraine Morrow (Erskine) won the Grand Final of the Amateur Lady Golfer Summer Knock Out Pairs competition at the Belfry.

Renfrewshire was well represented in the West of Scotland Vets team. Jane Thomson was runner up in the West of Scotland Vets Bronze Championship.

She congratulated everyone who had won their club championships.

Congratulations to Ranfurly Castle Team, who won the National Finals of the Captains Team Trophy and to Cochrane Castle for winning and retaining the Greenlees Trophy, Kilmacolm on winning the 2nd Division and Erskine on winning the 3rd.

On the administrative side Pamela McKenzie is on the SLGA Executive Committee and is Chairman of County Golf. Sheila Goudie is Secretary and Lilias Snodgrass is Treasurer of the West of Scotland Vets. Nancy MacGadie is President of the West of Scotland Girls Golfing Association.

She then thanked her committee for all their help this year.

Past Captain Aileen retires from committee this year and she thanked her for all her hard work and enthusiasm. Aileen has a great wealth of knowledge which will be missed from committee. Aileen deserves some of the credit for our success this year. She prepared the ground work and we just finished it off!

Finally, Beth gave us a date for our diaries, they are holding a dinner on Wednesday 14th March, 2007 at Haggs Castle Golf Club and the speaker for the evening will be Sir Craig Reedie, member of The International Olympic Committee and husband of Rosemary. Tickets can be reserved from Beth at a price of £20 per ticket.

She then finished her report and stated that she had enjoyed her first year as Captain and was looking forward to next year already.

The Prizegiving then took place with Honorary President presenting the Prizes .
Coffee, tea, wine and chat were enjoyed by all at the close of the meeting

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Cochrane Castle are Winners of the 2006 Greenlees Trophy

Joanna Scott(Cathkin Braes)Beartrice Orr (Kilmacolm) Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle) and Gina McDowall (Erskine)
The Greenlees Lunch and presentation of trophies took place today at Old Ranfurly Golf Club.
Willeen McCallum, the Greenlees Secretary gave a most informative speech detailing how close all the divisional matches finished.
Cochrane Castle were the winners of the Greenlees Trophy with 45 Points with Cathkin Braes second on 40 points
Division 2 was won by Kilmacolm with 36.5 points and Hilton Park were runners Up with 36 points.
Erskine were divisional 3 winners with 57 points with Haggs Castle runners up on 45.5 points

RLCGA Photographs from 2006

Photographic High spots in 2006 -- click on the thumbnail to see the review
2006 RLCGA Photographs
Oct 25, 2006 - 22 Photos

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Clare - Marie and Team win West of Scotland Championship

Clare- Marie, Gillian, Sara and Donna
The West of Scotland Championship which had been postponed in May and rearranged to be played today over Hilton Park and over 18 holes rather than the 36 holes, was won by our own Renfrewshire County Team member Clare- Marie Carlton with a 73. Donna Jackson was second with a 78 and Sara Harman 81

The Renfrewshire team won team prize.
Team: Clare-Marie 73, Sara 81, Gillian Kyle 85

Megan Briggs is the Runner Up in the Champion of Champions

Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) -- RLCGA County Champion was runner up in the Champions of Champions at Glasgow Gailes today.

SLGA Champion of Champions 2006 Glasgow Golf Club---

1st Scratch Elaine Moffat Fife 73
2nd Scratch Megan Briggs Renfrewshire 77
3rd Scratch Linda Allan Stirling & Clackmannan County 78 BIH

Friday, October 13, 2006

Gillian McGinlay is the 2006 County Rosebowl Winner

Captain Beth with Gillian and Carol
Congratulations go to Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle) who beat Renfrewshire's Webmaster Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle) by 1 hole in today's Final at Haggs Castle Golf Course

Monday, October 09, 2006

National Lady Captain's Team Winners are Ranfurly Castle

RLCGA member Rosemary Reedie who is Captain of Ranfurly Castle with her team consisting of RLCGA members Mary Craig, Anne Robinson, and Sarah Kirby are the very first Scottish winners of the National finals of the Captains Team Trophy at the De Vere Carden Park Golf resort near Chester today with a grand stableford total of 79 points --- 7 points ahead of their nearest rivals (2 scores out of the 4 to count) The Mens Captains Team winners had a 77 points

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Renfrewshire are County Finalist Runners Up

Fife regained the Scottish women’s county golf team championship they last won in 1995 when they beat Renfrewshire 6 ½-2 ½ on a very wet day at the Hirsel Golf Club near Coldstream today.
That victory (2-1 in the foursomes and 4 ½-1 ½ in the singles) in the title-decider gave Fife a 100 % winning record over the three-day programme.
It is a victory to be savoured by Fife who have not won the title all that often since their memorable hat-trick in 1965-66-67. They recaptured it in 1974 but went another 21 years before becoming Scottish champions again.
Strength in depth was the secret of Fife’s success at the Hirsel. Their line-up included Curtis Cup reserve and Scottish Under-21 champion Krystle Caithness and two former Scottish women’s champions, Fiona Lockhart and Elaine Moffat, all members of the St Regulus club, St Andrews.
Lockhart was the player of the tournament with six wins out of six, closely followed by Caithness with 5 1/2pt out of 6.
Renfrewshire who were the underdogs on the final day did well with only losing out in the closely contested foursomes. Clare- Marie had a brilliant halved match against the under 21 Scottish Champion Krystle Caithness.
The Team are to be congratulated on their tremendous performance this week in being Runners up in the Scottish County Finals --- Well done Beth to you and your team --- The photo above is of the RLCGA County Team taken yesterday in glorious sunshine - unlike today when it was pouring with rain

Final Day Results
Fife players first
Foursomes – L Kenney, J Carthew lost to C Whyte, L Robertson 2 and 1; E Moffat, F Lockhart beat D Jackson, G McGinlay 2 and 1; K Caithness, K Milne beat M Briggs, C-M Carlton 1 hole (2-1).
Singles – Caithness halved with Carlton, Kenney lost to Briggs, Lockhart beat Jackson 3 and 2, Carthew beat McGinlay 4 and 2, Moffat beat Robertson 6 and 5, Milne beat Whyte 6 and 5 (4 ½-1 1/2).

P&K players first
Foursomes – J Milne, F Ramsay beat S McMurtrie, A Shamash 5 and 4; A Bushby, S Shepherd beat C Meldrum, G Robson 3 and 2; J Yellowlees, G Lambie lost to T Milligan, G Monteith 7 and 5 (2-1).
Singles – Milne beat Shamash 4 and 3, Bushby beat Milligan 2 and 1, Shepherd lost to Monteith 2 and 1, Yellowlees lost to McMurtrie 2 and 1, Ramsay beat Meldrum 5 and 3, E Napper beat P Magill 3 and 2 (4-2).

Fife 3pt, Renfrewshire 2pt, Perth & Kinross 1pt, Galloway 0.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Renfrewshire win against Galloway

Fife and Renfrewshire will meet in a title-decider on Sunday in the Scottish women’s county golf team championship at The Hirsel Golf Club near Coldstream.
Both teams made it two wins out of two on the second day. Fife, having swept the foursomes 3-0, beat Perth & Kinross 6-3. Perth and Kinross ralled to take the last three singles but by that time Fife had established a winning lead.
Renfrewshire were made to fight by Galloway who had lost 7-2 to Fife on the opening day. Renfrewshire edged ahead 2-1 in the foursomes and then took the singles 3 ½ to 2 ½ for an overall 5 ½-3 ½ victory.

Saturday details:

Foursomes: K Caithness, K Milne bt R Niven, A Bushby 3 and 2; E Moffat, F Lockhart bt J Milne, F Ramsay 4 and 3; L Kenney & J Carthew bt E Napper, S Shepherd 6 and 5 (3-0).
Singles: Caithness bt J Yellowlees 5 and 4, Kenney bt Milne 1 hole, Lockhart bt G Lambie 4 and 3, Carthew lost to Bushby 6 and 5, Moffat lost to Niven 4 and 3, Milne lost to Shepherd 3 and 2 (3-3).


Foursomes: M Briggs, C-M Carlton bt S McMurtrie, A Shamash 3 and 1; D Jackson, G McGinlay bt C Meldrum, G Robson 3 and 1; S Harman, G Kyle lost to T Milligan, G Monteith 5 and 3 (2-1).
Singles: Carlton bt Shamash 5 and 4, Briggs bt McMurtrie 2 and 1, Jackson halved with Milligan, L Robertson lost to Monteith 3 and 1, Harman lost to P Magill 2 holes, McGinlay bt Meldrum 4 and 3 (3 ½-2 ½).

Fife and Renfrewshire 2pt each, Perth & Kinross 1pt, Galloway 0pt.
Fife v Renfrewshire, Perth & Kinross v Galloway

Friday, September 22, 2006

Renfrewshire win against Perth and Kinross

Fife and Renfrewshire made winning starts to the Scottish women’s county golf championship’s three-day programme at The Hirsel Golf Club near Coldstream today.
Fife, the favourites on paper, beat Galloway 7-2 after making a clean sweep of the three foursomes.
Renfrewshire trailed 2-1 to Perth & Kinross after the foursomes but singles wins by Clare-Marie Carlton, Megan Briggs, Lesley Robertson and Gillian McGinlay enabled them to turn the tables and finished overall 5-4 winners.
Tomorrow, it’s Perth & Kinross v Fife and Renfrewshire v Galloway.
P&K names first

Foursomes - J Milne, F Ramsay beatt D Jackson, G McGinlay 3 and 2; J Yellowlees, G Lambie lost to C-M Carlton, M Briggs 1 hole; R Niven, A Bushby beatt G Kyle, L Robertson 7 and 6 (2-1).
Singles - Niven lost to Carlton 7 and 6, S Shepherd lost to Briggs 7 and 5, Bushby beat Jackson 5 and 4, Milne beatt C Whyte 5 and 4, Lambie lost to Robertson 4 and 2, Ramsay lost to McGinlay 5 and 4 (2-4).


Fife names first
Foursomes - E Moffat, F Lockhart bt S McMurtrie, A Shamash 2 and 1; L Bennett, B Copland bt C Meldrum, G Robson 2 holes; K Caithness, K Milne bt T Milligan, G Monteith 5 and 4 (3-0).

Singles - Caithness bt Shamash 4 and 3, Moffat lost to McMurtrie 4 and 3, Lockhart bt Monteith 4 and 3, J Carthew bt Meldrum 2 holes, Bennett lost to Milligan 6 and 5, Milne bt Robson 3 and 2 (4-2).
Thanks go to Colin Farquarson for the report

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Marion Munroe is the September Medal Overall Winner

Marion Munroe (Ranfurly Castle) was the overall winner in today's County medal played over her home course Ranfurly Castle by the BIH from Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle) with a net 70
Gillian had another terrific score to day. Despite 3 putting the 1st hole and having a double bogey at the 17th Gillian had a gross 74 to play to scratch on the day since the CSS went up by one to 74
In the 13 and upwards division SLGA's Pamela McKenzie (Ranfurly Castle) was the winner with a net 74

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Jennifer McLeod wins the Campbell Clock

Jennifer McLeod
The 2006 Campbell Clock was won today by Jennifer McLeod of East Renfrewshire with 37 pts.

Friday, September 01, 2006

RLCGA Rosebowl Finalists

Congratulations to Gillian McGinlay, playing very well this season, to win a closely fought match on the 19th against Anita McMillan at Cochrane Castle.  Commiserations to Anita

In the other semi final Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle) beat Valerie McKinnon (Old Ranfurly)
The date for the final has still to be arranged

Monday, August 28, 2006

Gillian McGinlay wins the Autumn Meeting

Gillian McGinlay  Posted by Picasa
Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle) had a terrific round at the Autumn Meeting today at Cathcart Castle. Her Gross Score of 73 was the best of the day. Despite a double bogey 5 at the first hole she went out in 36. She then came back in even par 37 to be 1 under the SSS 69. The CSS then went up to 71 and Gillian is now cut to a handicap of 4 the lowest she has ever been.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Eilidh Briggs is the RLCGA Junior Champion

Eilidh Briggs (Junior Champion) and Lesley Cosh (Cowglen)- Click here for an enlargement
The RLCGA Junior Championship was played at Bonnyton Golf Course today. Lesley Cosh (Cowglen) beat Natasha Qayum (Ranfurly Castle) in the morning semi final.
Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm)then won in the final against Lesley to become the 2006 RLCGA Junior Champion

Double Whammy for RLCGA's Morag Keys

Congratulations go to Morag Keys who last weekend won Erskine's Club Championship and Ralston's Club Championship
Here is a picture of Morag with Erskine's Ladies Club Captain Gina McDougall presenting her with the championship cup. This is Morag's second win at Erskine, the last one was in 1998 . It was a very exciting finals match as Morag fought her way back from 3 down against Fiona Campbell to clinch the title on the 18th green.


Draw for September Medal over Ranfurly Castle

Dorothy Yates (Cowglen) has completed the draw for the September Medal at Ranfurly Castle on Wednesday 13th September To see it Click Here

Win a round of Golf at Gleneagles

Raffle Draw
RLCGA have been given a raffle prize of "A round for 4 at Gleneagles" to help us raise more funds for the Scottish Finals. The draw will take place at the Bridge Drive and the tickets are £1.
Contact Beth or Christeen if you would like to buy some

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Renfrewshire Girls' Championship 2006

This will be held at Bonnyton Golf Club on Saturday 26th August.

Unfortunately not all the eligible girls are able to play so there will be one semi-final at 9.30am between Natasha Qayum (Ranfurly Castle) and Leslie Cosh (Cowglen) with the winner playing Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) in the final at 1.30pm.

Everyone is very welcome to come and support the girls and admire their golfing skills.

Committee Member Dorothy Yates is a winner

Fiona Lockhart and Elaine Moffat, both members of St Regulus Golf Club, St Andrews – and both former Scottish women’s amateur champions, added another national title to their golfing CV at Cowglen Golf Club, Glasgow today
They won the Scottish women’s foursomes title by one shot from the Baberton pairing of Karen Marshall and Fiona Hunter.
Fiona and Elaine had rounds of 77 and 73 over the par-72 women’s course for a total of 150.
Karen Marshall and Fiona Hunter scored 71 and 80 for 151.
The best net total was 142 off a handicap of eight by local members Dorothy Yates and Chris Fowler. They had gross scores of 77 and 81 (net 69 and 73)

Friday, August 11, 2006

Jennifer Jenkins winning Scottish Girls Team

The Scottish Girls Team with the Stroyan Cup
Victorious Scottish Girls team flanked by coach Karyn Dallas and captain Jennifer Jenkins

Congratulations go to Jennifer Jenkin's team who beat Wales 7 - 2, England 7 ½-1½ and finally thrashed Ireland 9 - 0 today to win the Girls Home Internationals for the first time since 1998.

(Photo Courtesy and Copyright © Tom Ward)

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Megan in Girls Scottish Team

Scottish Girls' Team at Portstewart for the Girls' Home Internationals which start tomorrow
Back Row L to R: Nancy Chisholm (SLGA President), Kelsey Macdonald, Sally Watson, Michelle Thomson, Carly Booth, Rachael Livingstone, Judith Anderson (Team Manager), Margaret Rodgers (SLGA Chairman)
Front Row L to R: Megan Briggs, Jennifer Jenkins (Girls' Captain), Krystle Caithness, Roseanne Niven
(Photo Courtesy and Copyright © Tom Ward)

Draw for Autumn Meeting over Cathcart Castle

Maureen Mitchell (Cathcart Castle) has completed the draw for the Autumn Meeting at Cathcart Castle on Monday 28th August To see it Click Here

Monday, August 07, 2006

Janette McCartney is the Overall Winner of the Kilmacolm Medal

The August Medal was played over Kilmacolm this afternoon and evening with the final players finishing about 8:30pm.
Janette McCartney (Erskine) was the overall winner with a net 69 by virtue of the BIH from Beatrice Orr (Kilmacolm).
Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle) won the Scratch award with a gross 74
SSS 72 CSS 74.
Click on the link on the RHS to Howdidido for all the results

Sunday, August 06, 2006

13 year old Eilidh cuts her handicap to 5

Eilidh Briggs
Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) was in the top ten at the Riccarton Rosebowl at Hamilton on Sunday 6th August With 2 terrific rounds of 74 and 72 (Par 72). She has now has cut her handicap to 5.
13 Year old Eilidh started the season with a handicap of 13 !!

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Tom Leham Trophy - the Briggs Sisters are Winners

Megan Briggs[Kilmacolm] won the Tom Leham Trophy 2006 played over Troon Lochgreen today.
Megan scored a gross 73 against the par 75 course where the CSS was 74.
Not to be outdone , sister Eilidh won the handicap trophy with a 74 less 7 net 67.

Friday, July 28, 2006

Scottish Under 21 Championship -- Stirling Golf Club

Eilidh Briggs (Kilmalcolm) had the best three-round gross total by an Under 14 Year Old:
FINAL TOTALS (Par 74, CSS 73 72 72)
202 K Caithness (St Regulus) 64 69 69.
213 K McNicoll (Carnoustie Ladies) 71 72 70.
215 K MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) 70 73 72
216 K Walker (Buchanan Castle) 70 74 72.
217 G Webster (Hilton Park) 67 79 71
219 M Thomson (McDonald Ellon) 75 72 72, R Niven (Crieff) 69 75 75.
224 L Fleming (The Roxburghe) 77 76 71.
226 J Turner (Mortonhall) 74 77 75.
227 V Stevenson (Stirling) 76 78 73.
228 R Livingstone (Musselburgh Old) 82 74 72.
230 M Briggs (Kilmacolm) 79 80 71, K Harper (Inverness) 77 81 72.
232 C-M Carlton (Stirling Univ) 81 77 74, L Murray (Alford) 79 74 79.
242 L Mackin (Majorca) 83 83 76.
245 E Briggs (Kilmacolm) 82 79 84.
278 N Qayum (Ranfurly Castle) 90 91 97.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Megan Briggs gets her 2nd Scottish Cap

RLCGA County Champion Megan Briggs [Kilmacolm] has received her second Scottish cap after being selected for the Scottish Girls Team for the Home Internationals to be played at Port Stewart, Northern Ireland from 9 to 11 August 2006.The team is captained by RLCGA's Jennifer Jenkins [Ralston]

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Draw for August Medal over Kilmacolm

Freda Tuck has just completed the draw for the
August Medal at Kilmacolm.

To see the draw click here
Draw for the August
Medal at Kilmacolm

Friday, July 14, 2006

Lochwinnoch Open Day (Enter here)

If your golfing diary's clear on Saturday 29th July, join the rest of Renfrewshire's golfers at Lochwinnoch to play for The Glenhead Trophy. You're guaranteed a warm welcome at Lochwinnoch's annual ladies' open competition, this year a singles round, Stableford format with no restrictions on handicap.

A new feature of the competition this year is the team prize, for teams of six or more. To qualify, your team members needn't be from the same club nor even playing at the same time; just submit the names in advance of the open day. The best five scores will count and of course individual scores will still qualify for the singles prizes up for grabs.

Entry fee is £8 per person and times are still available for individual and team entries. Enter by visiting Lochwinnoch Open Day Web Page or contact Alison Thistle direct at to book your time.

Friday, July 07, 2006

The 2006 Janice Moodie Trophy (The Briggs are Winners)

Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) won this years Janice Moodie Trophy at Windyhill Golf Club today.
Eilidh had a gross 78 net 69 to lift the Trophy. Not to be out done, big sister Megan won the scratch prize with a gross 73

Monday, July 03, 2006

July Medal played over Paisley

Lorraine Morrow (Erskine) carded an excellent net 71 off a handicap of 9 to win the County Medal played today at Paisley.

Claire-Marie Carlton, Fereneze, won the scratch prize with a gross 75. Claire-Marie was part of the victorious Renfrewshire County team who won the West County Jamboree at East Renfrewshire last week.
The team now go to play in the Scottish Finals at the end of September.

Anne Terry, Greenock, won the handicap section 13-28 with a nett 74.

The CSS for today's competition was 74

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Renfrewshire are the West Champions (Day 3 Results)

Renfrewshire has won the West of Scotland Inter County Jamboree today after a wait of 8 Years ----- WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS

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RENFREWSHIRE 5 ½ , AYRSHIRE 3 ½Foursomes: D Jackson & G McGinlay halved with L Hendry & R Kennedy; M Briggs & K O’Sullivan bt A Thompson & L Keohone 1 hole; C-M Carlton & J Jenkins bt C Malcolm & M McPherson 1 hole (2 ½ - ½).
Singles: Carlton halved with Hendry, Briggs lost to D Watt 1 hole, Jackson bt Keohone 1 hole, L Robertson halved with Malcolm, G Kyle lost to McPherson 2 and 1, McGinlay bt Kennedy 1 hole (3-3).
Foursomes: M Hughes & A Hendry lost to A Laing & S Bishop 4 and 2; E Cuthill & A Young lost to G Webster & K Walker 1 hole; J Wilson & S Wood bt J Galbraith & F McLean 4 and 3 (1-2).
Singles: Wilson bt Webster 1 hole, Cuthill lost to Laing 1 hole, Wood lost to Bishop 8 and 6, R Rankin lost to J Foggo 1 hole, L Lloyd bt Galbraith 3 and 2, Young bt S Cadden 3 and 2 (3-3).
1 Renfrewshire (3 wins), 2 Dunbartonshire & Argyll (2 wins, 1 defeat), 3 Lanarkshire (1 win, 2 defeats), 4 Ayrshire (3 defeats).

West of Scotland Inter County Match Results

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

West of Scotland County Matches (Day 2 Results)

Renfrewshire had a brilliant 5/4 win against D & A at East Renfrewshire
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Foursomes: J Jenkins & C-M Carlton lost to S Bishop & A Laing 4 and 2; D Jackson & G McGinlay bt S Cadden & J Foggo 7 and 6; M Briggs & K O’Sullivan lost to K Walker & G Webster 5 and 3 (1-2).
Singles: Briggs lost to Walker 3 and 2, Carlton bt Laing 1 hole, Jackson bt Bishop 1 hole, O’Sullivan bt J Galbraith 5 and 4, L Robertson bt Cadden 5 and 4, G Kyle lost to Webster 4 and 3 (4-2).
LANARKSHIRE 6 ½, Ayrshire 2 ½Foursomes: J Wilson & S Wood bt L Hendry & R Kennedy 1 hole; E Cuthill & A Young bt L Keohone & A Thompson 2 and 1; M Hughes & A Hendry halved with C Malcolm & D Watt (2 ½- ½ ).
Singles: Wilson halved with Hendry, Young halved with Kennedy, Cuthill bt A Glennie 3 and 2, Wood bt M McPherson 4 and 3, L Lloyd bt Watt 2 holes, R Rankin lost to Malcolm 4 and 3 (4-2).

Monday, June 26, 2006

West of Scotland County Matches (Day 1 Results)

D & A





A Laing & S Bishop




C Malcolm & D Watt

J Galbraith & F McLean


5 & 4


L Hendry & R Kennedy

G Webster & K Walker


5 & 3


A Glennie & L Keohone


K Walker




L Hendry

A Laing


6 & 4


R Kennedy

S Bishop


3 & 2


C Malcolm

J Foggo


3 & 2


A Thompson

S Cadden


6 & 5


M McPherson

G Webster


3 & 2


D Watt

Game Total




Game Total







D Jackson & G Kyle


2 & 1


J Wilson & S Wood

J Jenkins & C-M Carlton




E Cuthill & A Young

M Briggs & K O'Sullivan


1 up


M Hughes & A Hendry






M Briggs


6 & 5


J Wilson

K O'Sullivan


1 up


A Young

C-M Carlton


4 & 3


E Cuthill

D Jackson


3 & 2


S Wood

L Robertson


3 & 1


L Lloyd

G Kyle


1 up


R Rankin

Game Total


Game Total

Friday, June 23, 2006

West of Scotland Jamboree (Please Support)

The West of Scotland Inter County Championship starts off at East Renfrewshire Golf Club on Monday morning at 9a.m. with the Foursomes  -  D & A v Ayrshire and Renfrewshire v Lanarkshire.  The singles commence at 1.30p.m. 
On Tuesday it is Renfrewshire v D & A and Lanarkshire v Ayrshire.
On Wednesday Lanarkshire play D & A and Renfrewshire play Ayrshire.
Come along in your team colours, with your pink brollies (if you do not have one they will be available for purchase on the day  -  not that you will need them for the rain) and encourage your team  -  Renfrewshire!  The team have been practising hard so they would really appreciate your support.  Remember the winners go forward to the Scottish County Finals at Hirsel Golf Club, Berwickshire, in September.

Your Team:  Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm)  Age 16 and Renfrewshire County Champion
                   Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze)  Age 19 
                   Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle)              
                   Jennifer Jenkins (Ralston) 
                   Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire)                    
                   Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle)
                   Kate O'Sullivan (Cochrane Castle)  Age 20 
                   Lesley Robertson (Ranfurly Castle)


Monday, June 19, 2006

Renfrewshire Girls Win The Kennedy Salver

Renfrewshire Girls played fantastically well to win The Kennedy Salver today at Strathaven golf Club. This is the annual Inter County matches between Ayrshire, Dumbartonshire and Argyll, Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire.

In the morning, Lanarkshire beat Dumbartonshire 31/2 to 1 ½.

Renfrewshire beat Ayrshire 3 matches to 2.
Eilidh Briggs beat Vicki Smith 3 and 2
Lucy Bannerman lost to Rachael McQueen 2 and 1
Catherine Conejo beat Linzi Allan 6 and 5
Lesley Cosh beat Jenny Linklater 1 up
Nicky Wilson lost to Gillian Arnott 1 down
Res Natasha Qayum

In the afternoon, Ayrshire beat Dumbartonshire 3 matches to 2

Renfrewshire beat Lanarkshire 3 matches to 2.
Eilidh Briggs lost to Pamela Prestwell 1 down
Lucy Bannerman beat Allison Lewis 3 and 2
Catherine Conejo lost to Gillian Scanlan 1 down
Lesley Cosh beat Jenny Potter 1 up
Nicki Wilson beat Anna Paton 5 and 4
res Natasha Qayum

Congratulations go to all the girls for their excellent play and determination in difficult conditions.

Thanks go to Mearns Castle Golf Academy for letting the girls have use of their facilities for training in the winter and to Karyn Burns for her coaching. Also, thanks to Donna Jackson, Allison McGinnigle and Lesley Robertson from the Senior squad and Dorothy Yates, Beth Paterson and Carol Fell for giving up a very wet Sunday to help the girls with short game practice. It's all been worthwhile!

Report – Gillian Kyle
Photos to follow

Renfrewshire Players do well in the Munross Trophy

Strathaven’s Jenna Wilson bounced back from the disappointment of last week’s Ladies British open amateur golf championship at Royal County Down to win the Munross Trophy for the second year in a row at Montrose yesterday (Sunday).

MUNROSS TROPHY – Montrose Links
CSS 72 71
138 J Wilson (Strathaven) 69 69.
143 J Carthew (Ladybank) 75 68, J Turner (Mortonhall) 73 70, R Niven (Crieff) 72 71, C MacDonald (Gullane Ladies) 72 71.
144 K Harper (Inverness) 74 70, P Prestswell (Bothwell Castle) 71 73.
145 L Kenney (Pitreavie) 70 75, G Webster (Hilton Park) 74 71.
146 M Thomson (McDonald Ellon) 76 70, M Briggs (Kilmacolm) 76 70, L Walker (Nairn Dunbar) 74 72.
148 H MacRae (Dunblane New) 77 71, S Bishop (Windyhill) 75 73, M Summers (Panmure Barry) 75 73.
149 E Ogilvy (Auchterarder) 75 74.
150 C Gruber (Royal Dornoch) 74 76.
151 C Booth (Comrie) 74 77, J Jenkins (Ralston) 76 75.152 L Murray (Alford) 76 76, R Rankin (Lanark) 74 78, E Cuthill (Lanark) 75 77.
153 A Ramsay (Kirriemuir) 75 78, W Nicholson Broomieknowe) 74 79.
155 A Ingram (Fort William) 79 76, K McNicoll (Carnoustie Ladies) 76 79, E Moffat (St Regulus) 75 80.
156 R Watson (Elie & Earlsferry) 78 78.
157 J Grubb (Montrose Mercantile Ladies) 79 78.
J Meldrum (Dullatur) 81 78.
160 C McLoughlin (Gullane) 84 76, S Murray (Brechin) 78 82.
161 L MacCallum (McDonald Ellon) 84 77, R Wilson (Monifieth) 79 82.
162 S Leslie (Westhill) 83 79, E Napper (Craigie Hill) 84 78, A Bushby (Strathmore) 79 83.
165 E Briggs (Kilmacolm) 81 84, F Blair (Monifieth) 85 80.
167 A Niven (Crieff) 84 83.
169 J Sneddon (Alyth) 78 91.
170 L Morrow (Erskine) 80 90.
174 M Johnstone (Northern) 89 85.
176 A Smith (Kirriemuir) 93 83.
180 L Meldrum (Dullatur) 90 90.

Gladys Speedie is the Seniors Champion at Douglas Park

Congratulations go to RLCGA's Gladys Speedie who won the Douglas Park Ladies Senior Championship yesterday ---- WELL DONE GLADYS

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Girls Order of Merit Event

Janice Moodie Open is at Windyhill Golf Club Friday 7th July. Contact Nan Jamieson on 0141 950 1553 for tee off times.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Megan and Elildh win the Team Trophy for Renfrewshire

Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm)finished runner up in this years Scottish School Championship played over the Lochgreen and Darley courses at Troon.Megan also teamed up with younger sister Elildh to represent Renfrewshire Schools in the Championship and the girls were rewarded by winning the Team Trophy for 2006.The weather was the usual,a mixture of torrential rain ,high winds and sunshine.
Final Results
154 M Thomson (N Aberdeenshire) 71 83.
156 M Briggs (Renfrewshire) 77 78.157 J Turner (City of Edinburgh) 82 75.
163 R Wilson (Angus) 75 88, K MacDonald (Highland) 81 82.
165 G Monteith (Dumfries & Galloway) 80 85.
167 P Pretswell (S Lanarkshire) 83 83.
167 R Livingstone (East Lothian) 85 82.
171 F Blair (Angus) 89 82, E Muirhead (Perth & Kinross0 89 82.
Leading girls' teams
329 Renfrewshire (M Briggs, E Briggs).
334 Angus (R Wilson, F Blair).
340 East Lothian (R Livingstone, L MacCallum).

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Janet Gillies (Ranfurly Castle) celebrates her 90th Birthday

Janet with Eileen Gibb
Past RLCGA member Janet Gillies (Ranfurly Castle) mother of Patricia Brown (Kilmacolm) celebrated her 90th birthday today. What a lovely day it was too. The garden party was held at Patricia's house in Kilmacolm and friends came to wish her well. One of the guests was her very good friend Eileen Gibb (Past Captain of RLCGA)
The Garden Party
Janet Gillies 90 Years Young
Janet with daughters Vicki and Tricia
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Your Webmaster Carol with her adopted Mum Janet

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Your Webmaster is on her way home

Apologies are made for no news on this HOT NEWS page but the site had a hardware fault. It was not the fault of anyone else. Anyway CONGRATULATIONS to Clare- Marie Carlton for winning at Fereneze and Jennifer Mack for winning the Medal Finals. Your Webmaster is now going to Murcia to catch her flight home after a terrific week at La Manga Spain

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Eilidh Briggs in West Under - 18 Team

The Team to represent the West in the SLGA Under-18 Inter-Divisional Matches at Ballumbie Castle on 10/11th June, is as follows:- Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) Kerrie Differ, Allison Lewis, Jill Meldrum, Lauren Meldrum and Vicki Smith.

Janette McCartney (Erskine) does well in the LGU Challange Bowls

Ayrshire champion Lesley Hendry’s trip over to Dunblane for the LGU Challenge Bowls tournament was well worthwhile. The Routenburn player won the Wallace Williamson Bowl for the best scratch score of 68 in a field of 38 and she made it a double whammy by winning the Silver Division’s LGU Challenge Bowl with her net score of 66.
Under the rules of the competition, Lesley could win both trophies but not first prize in the handicap section which went to Jacqueline Sneddon (Alyth) with a net 70 off six. Janette McCartney (Erskine) was runner-up with a net 72 off eight.

Full list of Results on the SLGA Website -- click here

New Date for the West of Scotland Championship

The West of Scotland Ladies' Golf Championship which was cancelled at Hilton Park Golf Club on Sunday, 7th May, will now be held there on the 15th of October commencing 10a.m. One round only. Any enquiries to West of Scotland Secretary, Nora McCrossin.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Spring Meeting - Erskine

Lorraine Morrow was the winner of the Spring Meeting over her home course with a net 71. Donna Jackson, Cochrane Castle returned a gross 79 to win the scratch award. Anita McMillan Erskine was the 2nd division winner with a net 77.

SSS 73 CSS 75.

Monday, May 08, 2006

May County Medal over Haggs Castle

Fiona Roger (Ranfurly Castle) our Results Secretary was the Overall winner of the May Medal played over Haggs Castle today. In very blustery conditions her net score of 75 was the best of the day by virtue of the better inward half from Sandra Gilchrist (Whitecraigs). Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle). Christeen Finlyson (Whitecraigs) was the winner of the 13 and above handicap group. The sss 73 css 76 (Reduction Only)

Thursday, April 27, 2006

The Winter Foursomes Final

The final of the County Winter Foursomes took place today at Cowglen Golf Course. Fiona Roger and Anne Robinson (Ranfurly Castle) beat LInda Stevenson and Alison Patrick (Whitecraigs)3 and 1.
Captain Beth Paterson presented the trophies to the winners after the match.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Megan Briggs is the 2006 RLCGA Champion

Megan Briggs won the 2006 RLCGA Championship at Eastwood by beating last years Champion Donna Jackson by 6 and 5 in the final today. Megan was 4 under par for the holes that she played. Megan also had a hole in 1 at the 7th Hole in the morning against Sara Harman

Semi Final Results
Megan Briggs beat Sara Harman 3/2
Donna Jackson beat Gillian Kyle 20th

Megan Briggs beat Donna Jackson 6/5

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Championship Semi Finals and Final

9.30a.m. Megan Briggs versus Sara Harman
9.45a.m. Donna Jackson versus Gillian Kyle

2.00p.m. Final

Championship Quarter Finals Results

Megan Briggs beat Gillian McGinlay 3/1
Sara Harman beat Denise Cowan 7/6
Donna Jackson beat Beth Paterson 6/5
Gillian Kyle beat Lesley Robertson 1 up

1st Round results of County Championship

Megan Briggs beat Fiona Roger 7/5
Gillian McGinlay beat Eva Thomson 3/1
Sara Harman beat Linda McDougall at the 19th
Denise Cowan beat Pearl Orr 4/2
Donna Jackson beat Eilidh Briggs 4/3
Beth Paterson beat Sally Smyth 2/1
Gillian Kyle beat Carol Whyte 2/1
Lesley Robertson beat Janette McCartney 2/1

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

2006 County Championship Qualifying Round at Eastwood

Megan Briggs and Lesley Robertson were the top Qualifiers in the County Championship at Eastwood today both with a gross 77. Megan won the top spot by virtue of the best last six holes
Match-play qualifiers (Par 72, CSS 72).
77 Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm), Lesley Robertson (Ranfurly Castle).
79 Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle), Denise Cowan (Cochrane Castle).
80 Sara Harman (Williamwood).
81 Beth Paterson (Eastwood).
82 Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire).
83 Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle).
84 Eva Thomson (East Renfrewshire).
85 Carol Whyte (Windyhill).
86 Sally Smyth (Ranfurly Castle).
87 Linda McDougall (Greenock).
88 Pearl Orr )Cochrane Castle), Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm), Janette McCartney (Erskine).
89 Fiona Roger (Ranfurly Castle).
Wednesday’s first-round ties.
9.20 M Briggs v Roger, Thomson v McGinlay, Harman v McDougall, Orr v Cowan.
9.48 Jackson v E Briggs, Smyth v Paterson, Kyle v Whyte, McCartney v Robertson.
Quarter-finals at 1.30, 1.38, 1.46, 1.54.

Monday, April 03, 2006

County Medal at Cochrane Castle

Gillian McGinlay was the overall winner of todays' Medal over her home course of Cochrane Castle. The SSS 72, CSS 75, Non Counting.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Junior Coaching at Mearns Golf Academy

12 Juniors and some seniors were at Mearns Castle Golf Academy today for a coaching session. Unfortunately due to the pouring rain the arranged game on the 9 hole course was unable to take place.

However chipping practice and putting followed by lunch was the
order of the day. Alyson McGinnigle's Team of Lucy
Bannerman, Natasha Qayum and Nicky Wilson
were the winners of
all the fun competitions

To see some photos of the day click here

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Why not become an RLCGA blogger

Welcome to the RLCGA HOTNEWS Web page. Each item on the page is called a posting. Each posting is date and time stamped, and you can see the author's name on the last line.At the moment it says "RLCGA Member" They really have been posted by Carol Fell. Christeen Finlayson posted the last item about the Coaching at Mearns Castle.
I don't mind what goes up... it could be results of your recent medal at your home course, the CSS for your competition, a link to another website, a report of a recent match, an announcement of a hole-in-one etc. in short, anything that you think the readers would find interesting. It's your page.Please email Carol if you would like to contribute to these pages by becoming a RLCGA correspondent.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

RLCGA Ladies Training Squad

The Ladies Training Squad had an excellent morning's coaching with Karyn Burns at the Mearns Golf Academy on Sunday morning. The emphasis was on the short game and this was followed by 8 of the girls playing a friendly match over 9 holes against the Renfrewshire Boys. It was a very close contest with the honours just going to the boys.

Friday, March 17, 2006

The Vilamoura Texas Scramble

The Faulds and the Fells were 3rd in the texas scramble with a gross 68 net 60 in the final event of the week played over Pinhal Golf Course. In what otherwise had been a lovely week of weather the last day of their holiday was played in torrential rain. The winning score was a net 58 from an English team with a handicap of 24.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

The Four Seasons Vilamoura Stableford Classic

Bobby Faulds played steady golf today over Pinhal Golf Course in the Algarve today. Despite getting no points at the last, his 33 points was enough to lift the trophy for the 1st time in more than 10 attempts. Gordon Fell was runner up despite not scoring at the last 2 holes. Somebody stole his ball at the 17th and 18th !!
On the distaff side Carol and Helen scored the same number of points . We are not telling you what !
We however finished a point outside the prizelist.
This was all played in glorious sunshine.
We would like to recommend Quinta de Ria which we played yesterday . It was in magnificent condition and a tough test for all.
Cheers from your roving reporter Carol !!

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Your Webmaster reporting from Sunny Portugal

Just to let you know the Fells and the Faulds arrived safely in Portugal yesterday. The sun is shining and the temperature is about 75. We hear there has been snow in Glasgow and that the Airport was closed . We are sorry to hear there is no golf for you all at the moment !!
Having a lovely time out here . Missing you all.
Cheers Carol and Helen !!

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Date for Winter Foursomes Final

The winter foursomes final is being played at Cowglen Golf Club
on Thursday April 27th at 11 o'clock. This was the first date the girls could get!

Monday, February 27, 2006

Fiona comes home from Spain with a Trophy

Fiona Roger (Ranfurly Castle) returned from Spain on Saturday with the handicap Trophy from the Spanish Seniors played at Jerez Golf Course last week.
Fiona who had a net 148 for the 2 rounds played in the singles competition was not sure quite what divison it was from as the prizegiving was all in Spanish but she thought it was from the 3rd Division of players
WELL DONE FIONA --- I knew there was some hidden talent there !!
The Scottish group that had lost their clubs on the outward flights, also lost their clubs on the homeward flight. Despite that I think Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) partnered by Evy MacGregor (Ranfurly Castle) managed to win their foursomes tie a Douglas Park on the Sunday with Helen borrowing her husband clubs !! Posted by Picasa

Fiona photographed above with the overall winner Mary McKenna from Ireland

Friday, February 24, 2006

The Spanish Seniors (Individual Event - Final Placings)

In another day of poor weather in Spain
Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) tied for 30th place with 84 and 82 for 166, one shot ahead of Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) who had rounds of 79 and 88.
Noreen Fenton (Merchants of Edinburgh), runner-up in this championship 12 months ago, never got the same momentum going this week and shared 37th place on 172 with an 82 and an 89.
Fiona Roger (Ranfurly Castle) was joint 41st with 84 and 88 for 172.
Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) shared 52nd place with 85 and 91 for 176.
Elspeth Hanlon (Gourock) was joint 65th with 87 and 93 for 180.

Sherry Golf Club, Jerez, Cadiz.
Par 72
152 Mary McKenna (Ire) 75 77.
154 Gunilla Ekman (Swe) 77 77.
155 Cecilia Mourgue d’Algue (Fra) 78 77.
156 Cristina Marsans (Spa) 78 78, Vicky Pertierra (Spa) 78 78.
158 Fiona Anderson (Sco) 79 79, Anki Hermanson (Swe) 79 79, 77 81 Erika Annison (Spa) 77 81, Pamela Williamson (Sco) 74 84.

Other Scottish totals:

166 Helen Faulds (Sco) 84 82.
167 Janice Paterson (Sco) 79 88.
171 Noreen Fenton (Sco) 82 89.
172 Fiona Roger (Sco) 84 88.
176 Jennifer Mack (Sco) 85 91.
180 Elspeth Hanlon (Sco) 87 93,

The Spanish Seniors (Individual Event)

In cold, wet and windy conditions,Scottish senior women’s champion Pamela Williamson from Edinburgh leads by one shot from Irish legend Mary McKenna.
Former Scottish champion Fiona Anderson (Formby Ladies) is tied for 12th place with Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) on 79.
Noreen Fenton (Merchants of Edinburgh), runner-up in the individual championship 12 months ago, is back in joint 26th place after an 82.
Fiona Rogers (Ranfurly Castle) and Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) both had 84s, one better than Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle).
Elspeth Hanlon (Gourock) returned an 87.
Sherry Golf Club, Jerez, Cadiz.
Leading first round scores
74 Pamela Williamson (Sco).
75 Mary McKenna (Ire).
76 Christina Birke (Swe).
77 Erika Annison (Spa), Gunilla Ekman (Swe), Marta Estany (Spa).
78 Cecilia Mourgue d’Algue (Spa), Cristina Marsans (Spa), Diane Williams (Can), Regina Rodriguez (Spa), Vicky Pertierra (Spa).
79 Fiona Anderson (Sco), Janice Paterson (Sco), Anki Hermanson (Swe).
80 Maj-Britt Heden (Swe), Teresa Bagaria (Spa), Valerie Hasset (Ire), Cristina Osborne, Carmet Valls-Taberner.
81 Hilary Smyth (Eng), Maria Goizueta (Spa), Catline Pequignot (Spa), Beatriz Cifuentes, Beatriz Ramirez, Sue Westall (Eng).
Other scores:
82 Noreen Fenton (Sco), Sue Timberlake (Eng), Marianne Copp (Eng).
83 Pat Bennet (Eng), Jeannie O’Keeffe (Eng).
84 Fiona Rogers (Sco), Helen Faulds (Sco).
85 Jennifer Mack (Sco), Julie Ballard (Eng), Jane Rogers (Eng).
86 Catherine Carty (Ire).
87 Elspeth Hanlon (Sco).

Thursday, February 23, 2006

The Spanish Seniors

Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) and Noreen Fenton (Merchants of Edinburgh) finished ninth with 78 and 78 for 157 – one shot and one place ahead of Ireland’s Mary McKenna and Valerie Hasset (76-82).
Elspeth Hanlon (Gourock) and Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) shared 17th place on 162 with scores of 78 and 84.
Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) and Fiona Roger (Ranfurly Castle) took 31st place with an 85 and an 89.
Sherry Golf Club, Jerez.
(first round better-ball; second round foursomes).
147 Vicky Pertierra (Spa) & Cecilia Mourgue d’Algue (Fra) 74 73.
148 Ana Vilella (Spa) & Marta Estany (Spa) 71 77.
152 Pamela Williamson (Sco) & Diane Williams) Can) 75 77; Ann-Catrin Sveningson (Swe) & Gunilla Ekman (Swe) 77 75.
154 Fiona Anderson (Sco) & Jane Rogers (Eng) 75 79; Hilary Smyth (Eng) & Sue Pickles (Eng) 74 80.
Other totals:
157 Helen Faulds (Sco) & Noreen Fenton (Sco) 78 79.
158 Mary McKenna (Ire) & Valerie Hasset (Ire) 76 82.
159 Sue Timberlake (Eng) & Sue Westall (Eng) 76 83.
162 Elspeth Hanlon (Sco) & Janice Paterson (Sco) 78 84.
169 Helen O’Donohue (Ire) & Catherine Carty (Ire) 80 89; Jeannie O’Keeffe (Eng) & Teresa Taylor (Eng) 81 88.
174 Jennifer Mack (Sco) & Fiona Roger (Sco) 85 89

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Junior Training Squad

The girls with the lowest handicaps in Renfrewshire are meeting at Mearns Castle Golf Academy for coaching with Karyn Burns. They will get together on the 26th February and 5th March on the range, then have some match play practice on the course on 26th March.
 From this group of girls a team of 6 will be selected  for the Kennedy Salver on June 19th at Strathaven Golf Club.

 Lauren Mackin-Ranfurly Castle, Lucy Bannerman-Whitecraigs, Eilidh Briggs-Kilmacolm, Catherine Conejo-Williamwood, Lesley Cosh-Cowglen,Nicky Wilson-Whitecraig, Emma Crichton-Kilmacolm, Kirsty McConnell-Eastwood, Gaynor Duthie-Kilmacolm, Amy Morrice-East Renfrewshire, Alison Howie-Whitecraigs, Victoria MacIver-East Renfrewshire, Kate Hamilton-Whitecraigs, Saorcha Warren-Eastwood, Kirstie Black-Whitecraigs, Natasha Qayum-Ranfurly Castle