Thursday, January 31, 2008

Valentines Event at Mearns Golf Academy

You are invited to take part in Mearns Castle Golf Academy Valentines event on Thursday 7th February 2008! --- Click on the following link to reveal all.

Valentines event at Mearns Castle Golf Academy

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

2008 RLCGA Fixtures with Closing Dates

Looking for your Entry Competition Slips Click Here

Times 9.00 – 12.30 unless otherwise stated




Closing Date






15th/16th/17th April

Mon 24th March


Morag T

Spring Meeting


Tues 20th May

Mon 28th April

Maureen M


Autumn Meeting


Mon 1st Sept

Mon 11th Aug





Wed 30th April

Wed 9th April



April Medal


Wed 9th April

Wed 19th March



June Medal

(2007 Medal Finals)


Thurs 5th June

9.00-11.00 am

Fri 16th May


Morag L

July Medal

(Junior Medal)


Thurs 3rd July

Thurs 12th June

Morag L


August Medal


Wed 6th Aug 10.00-1.00 p.m.

Wed 16th July



September Medal


Thurs 11th September

Thurs 21st Aug


Maureen M

Winter Foursomes


Closing date – Sat 22nd Sept

Maureen C

West of Scotland Championship


Sun 18th May

8th May


Morag T

RLCGA Junior Stableford


Sun 14th Sept


Morag L


Haggs Castle GC

Wed 5th Nov 7.30 pm

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Gladys is the new Vice Captain at Douglas Park Golf Club

Gladys Speedie 
Congratulations go to RLCGA'S past caddy mistress Gladys Speedie who became Douglas Park's new Vice Captain today at their ladies AGM.

She was also presented with the 2007 Seniors Championship Cup which she won last year

Gladys -- pictured right is absolutely thrilled at her new appointment and still said she would wear lots of "pink" for which she is famous for.

We wish her all the success in her new appointment
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Friday, January 25, 2008

Hacienda del Alamo Women's Winter Golf Festival

The inaugural Hacienda del Alamo Women's Winter Festival - February 10 to 23, 2008 - has attracted an entry of 50 golfers from a wide area.
To read the latest news click on the following link Press Release from Colin Farquarson

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Regional Handicapping Seminars

The SLGA and SGU are running a series of regional handicapping seminars for all those involved at golf clubs in maintaining and administering handicaps. The seminars will include an overview of the CONGU UHS and a comprehensive presentation of the new changes incorporated in the new manual. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions. For a booking form click here

Monday, January 21, 2008

The Board of SLGA Ltd 2008

The 2008 SLGA Board of Directors - click to enlarge

The Board of SLGA Ltd 2008
Back Row: Shona Malcolm, Sheila Pickles, Gillian Kirkwood
Middle Row: Winifred MacCallum, Pamela MacKenzie, Beth Paterson,
Liz Miskimmin, Helen Cuthbertson, Lynne Terry
Front Row: Pat Wilson (Chairman), Ethel Jack (President), Janet Wake (Vice Chairman)

Thanks go to Gillian Kirkwood for the Photograph (Click to enlarge)

Saturday, January 19, 2008

SLGA AGM - Beth Paterson is elected onto the Board of Directors

RLCGA Past Captain Beth PatersonThe SLGA AGM took place yesterday at the Quality Station Hotel Perth.
The SLGA President, Ethel Jack, paid tribute to Mrs Kathleen Copley, a past internationalist and past Chairman of the Association, who died in April, and the audience stood for a minute's silence.

SLGA's Chairman Margaret McNaughton's informative annual report was followed by the Finance Director Lynne Terry's detailed accounts annual review.The annual report of the Scottish representatives on the Executive Council of the LGU was then given by Gillian Kirkwood
Ethel Jack was elected as President for the second year and Renfrewshire's Wendy Cameron and Rosemary Dykes were both re elected as one of the 13 Vice Presidents.
RLCGA's Past Captain Beth Paterson was elected on to the board by the SLGA to replace Margaret MacNaughton who retires by expiry of her term of office.
Three changes to the Regulations regarding County Golf were approved by large margins, and, after a clear and concise explanation of the SLGA Business Plan by Shona Malcolm , the new Rules and Regulations for SLGA Ltd were also approved.
Subscriptions for playing members of clubs will increase in 2009 will increase by 50p to £13.
Mrs Pat Wilson was then elected to be the new Chairman of the SLGA.
RLCGA's Carol Fell asked the board in the "any competent business" section, if County Medals were the same as Open Days for the new Congu regulation. The answer was given as yes and she said that this was impossible to administer unless you used the Home Clubs handicap computer where the competition was being played at and not use the county laptop. The SLGA said they would look into the matter and Carol has sent a report to the SLGA as requested by the new Chairman Pat Wilson. This report includes an explanation of the problem and a couple of suggestions on how to solve the issue
The meeting closed with an entertaining vote of thanks from Helen Faulds (Douglas Park)

Friday, January 18, 2008

Coffee and Yoga at Whitecraigs Golf Club

Par Yoga
There will be a coffee morning on Thursday, 6th March, at Whitecraigs Golf Club to raise funds for the RLCGA Centenary Year.

Coffee and shortbread will be served at 10a.m. and this will be followed by a talk/demonstration at 11a.m. by Janice Stewart.

Tickets are £5 payable on the day and this includes a raffle for a food hamper. Christeen looks forward to seeing as many of you there as possible to support the event.
So that we can ascertain numbers can you please phone our secretary or click here to email Morag Turner

Par Yoga Excercises --- Click to enlarge


This is a programme of exercises (or yoga asanas) designed to improve the golfers’ game through better health & posture.

It is not a golf tuition programme..

By regularly practicing the ancient art of yoga, incorporating postures and breathing techniques benefits will be seen in the following areas:-


An essential requirement for improved stamina & cardiovascular endurance Creating greater range of motion and reducing swing faults through whole game.


Essential when addressing the ball & throughout entire swing plane.


Relieves stress & tension in muscles to improve rotation of the body.


With improved concentration and focus your game will improve immensely. The ability to become one-pointed and be in the moment is the key to all good golf


Prevents weakness in low back muscles and lessens fatigue in swing and putting stance.


Increase shoulder turning and reduce risk of injury in joints and rotator-cuff.


Greater range of motion by improved strength and health of spine creating more power throughout the entire club swing.

Many more benefits will become evident with regular practice. Stronger joints; more energy; healthier immune system; better posture providing us with less aches and pains; the ability to relax and release tension during your golf game and in your daily life.


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Thursday, January 17, 2008

2008 RLCGA Training Squad

The 2008 Training Squad has just been announced.

Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm), Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm), Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze), Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle), Jennifer Jenkins (Ralston), Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire), Sara McCorkell (Williamwood), Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle), Lorraine Morrow (Erskine), Julie Nicol (Elderslie), Beth Paterson (Eastwood), Liz Stewart (Cochrane Castle), Julie Wilson (Williamwood) and Carol Whyte (Windyhill).

Alyson McKechin, age 13, whose handicap dropped from 22 to 12 in 2007 and Natasha Qayum, aged 14, whose handicap dropped from 19 to 9, have been invited to join the training squad as an investment for the future.

Kate O'Sullivan (Cochrane Castle) is, at the moment, unable to work in Scotland until she receives a P.E. National Teaching Certificate from the USA. Ireland recognises her State Teaching Certificate so she is, at present, working in Ireland.

Coaching will commence on Monday, 11th February with the Squad taking part in a Par Yoga session with Janice Stewart at 7.30 to 8.30p.m. in the Brookfield Village Hall. This will be followed by two sessions of short game practise at the Mearns Golf Academy with Karyn Burns on Sundays 2nd and 16th March, and a short game practise followed by a session on the course on 6th April - all at 10a.m.

Book a Group Day at Mearns Golf Academy

Do you want to get a group of friends together for a day out? Or are you looking for a family-friendly post-Christmas activity? Perhaps you want to schmooze some clients? Then come to Mearns Castle Golf Academy for a weather-proof event suitable for beginners through to advanced golfers.
To read more then click on the following link Mearns Castle Golf Academy

Monday, January 14, 2008

Past Captain Beth Paterson has been nominated by the SLGA

Beth Paterson
I know all our members will be very pleased, proud and not in the least surprised, to hear that our Past Captain, Beth Paterson, has been nominated by the SLGA Board of Directors to replace Mrs. M. MacNaughtan, who retires by expiry of her term of office. The election will take place at the SLGA Annual General Meeting on Saturday, 19th January, 2008, at 11a.m. in the Quality Hotel, Perth. I hope a number of you will be able to go along and support her as this is not only a tribute to Beth but to Renfrewshire too. Well done Beth. Renfrewshire will take great pleasure and pride in supporting you. Best wishes for Saturday from us all.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

SLGA Annual General Meeting

The SLGA AGM will be held on Saturday 19 January 2008 at 11.00 a.m. in the ballroom of the Quality Station Hotel in Perth. All the papers for the meeting were posted to clubs and counties on Wednesday 19 December.

Monday, January 07, 2008

January Sale at Mearns Golf Academy

Want to get in the groove for 2008 then Mearns Golf Academy has a January Sale. Click on the following link Mearns Castle Golf Academy January Sale