Sunday, December 30, 2007

New Year Message from Captain Christeen Finlayson

The 2007 RLCGA County Team --- Click to enlarge
To all RLCGA members

I hope you have all had a very enjoyable Christmas and getting set to enjoy the New Year festivities!

May I wish each one of you every success in your golfing aspirations for the coming year. 2007 was a year of enormous progress for some of our members and less so for others! 2008 is a great opportunity for us all to improve our golf and move forward. My own aspiration is to improve along with you all.

I hope we are blessed with good weather and good health in 2008 and that many of you will be available to play in our competitions and, of course, return great scores!

Every best wish to you all for 2008.

A little extra! On your behalf I would just like to say many thanks to our wonderwoman webmaster, Carol, for all her efforts and time consumed in producing and maintaining our RLCGA website. Best wishes and thanks to you Carol from us all.

Thursday, December 06, 2007


Lauren Mackin
Renfrewshire's 16 years old Lauren Mackin (Ranfurly Castle) who is now living on the island of Majorca with her parents, has won the Spanish Balearic Islands’ girls championship and the No 1 Under-18 ranking for 2007.
The Balearics consist of Majorca (20 golf courses), Menorca (one course), Ibiza (one course), Cabrera and Formentera. The Islands had close on 800,000 inhabitants at the last census.Lauren, picture right from St Andrews Links Trust website, who did not take up golf until four or five years ago, has improved her handicap from seven to four this year.After a good showing in the Ballearic Islands’ women’s championship – she lost out by one shot to experienced Spanish senior player Vicky Pertierra, Lauren came into her own in the girls’ championship last weekend. At Alcanada Golf Club, rated the most difficult of Majorca’s courses, Lauren won the title with rounds of 75 and 77 for 155. She won by five strokes from Luna Sorbon, a highly-rated Spanish girl and the favourite for this title.Last year Lauren played in the St Andrews girls’ open quaich (handicap) tournament and lost to Jessica Scott (Wanstead) by one hole in the final. Lauren was conceding nine strokes to her opponent.Lauren is a member at Son Muntaner golf course, a newer course than its immediate neighbour, the better-known Son Vida. Both are fairly close to Palma, the capital of Majorca.

Renfrewshire thanks Annabel Kane for supplying the information for the above article. Annabel played with Lauren recently in Majorca and was most impressed. Remember the name, she says

Saturday, December 01, 2007


Clare Queen(The Carrick at Cameron House) and Karyn left today for Bangalore. Clare is the only Scottish Professional taking part in the Indian Ladies Masters (the first Ladies European Tour event on the sub-continent) from 5th to 8th December.

Amateurs, Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle) and Michel Thomson (McDonald Ellon) will be joining Clare.

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