Friday, March 28, 2008

Help at the European Girls Team Championship at Murcar

Click on European Girls' Team Championship Poster to enlarge2008 will be another exciting year for ladies' and girls golf in Scotland as the Cutis Cup match against the USA comes to the Old Course St Andrews from 30th May to 1st June. This will closely be followed by the Ladies British Open Amateur Championship at North Berwick 11-15th June. In July (8-12) we shall be hosting the European Girls' Team Championship at Murcar Links(See Poster on left)
In August the Girls Home International matches are at Panmure Barry (5-7) where our team will be seeking a third victory on a row. The following week, from the 11th to the 15th, the Girls' British Open Amateur Championship will be held at Monifieth.
Pat Wilson (Chairman of the SLGA) hopes as many of you as possible will be able to attend these events to support the Scottish players who will be competing.

CLICK HERE to see what helpers are needed for the European Girls' Team Championship

Visit the Scottish Golf Show at Ingliston

The Scottish Golf Show is, without question, the best way to tee off your season – and it’s coming back bigger and better than ever for 2008! This year’s show takes place at the Royal Highland Centre in Ingliston from April 4-6 and it promises to be a bonanza of golf that the whole family will enjoy.
To read all about it go to

Thursday, March 27, 2008

RLCGA Cookery Book

RLCGA'S Captain Christeen Finlayson has produced a lovely Cookery Book with a range of recipes from the County Ladies.

If you have not got your copy yet then why not place your order by filling in the form below.

It's a great wee book and well worth the £5 that it costs

With at least 70 tried and tested recipes from the County Ladies. Think about it - The more you buy, the better the Centenary Year prizes, etc., will be!
It's a win win situation!

Winter Foursomes Final - 3rd April, 2008.

The Winter Foursomes final will take place at Whitecraigs Golf Club on Thursday, 3rd April, at 2p.m. The holders, Gleddoch pair Roisin Black and June Lockhart will play the Ranfurly Castle pairing of Sheila Gray and Mary Hardie.

Please come along and support the girls.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

County Championship Draw at Bonnyton

The draw for the RLCGA County Championship Qualifier on Tuesday 15th April at Bonnyton has been completed by Vice Captain Trish Brown.
To see the draw then ---- Click Here

Trish Brown will be away until 7th April. Any queries, please contact Morag Turner by phone or Click on this link to email her.

RLCGA Past Captain Jean Walker Dies

Kathleen McNeil and Jean Walker
It is with great sadness that I have to inform all our members that Jean Walker of Kilmacolm died last Saturday 22nd March 2008. The funeral is at Greenock Crematorium at 1p.m. on Tuesday 1st April
Jean was a Past Captain of the RLCGA in 1974/5 and Honorary President 1990/5. Her daughter, Dr. Maureen Richmond, is an Honorary Member of the RLCGA.
The picture above is of Jean with Renfrewshire's Honorary Life President Kathleen McNeil MBE who died in December 2006 (Thanks go to Mo Neilson (Greenock) for the photograph

Friday, March 21, 2008

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

West of Scotland Ladies' Close Championship - May, 2008

At a meeting of the West of Scotland Captains yesterday it was agreed that the The West of Scotland Ladies' Close Championship to be held on Sunday, 18th May, 2008, at Haggs Castle Golf Club be postponed due to the Womens' 10K Run taking place on that date. It is hoped to reschedule the event in October - details to follow soon.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Junior Coaching at Mearns Castle Golf Academy

22 girls took part in a fun seesion at the Academy on Sunday. The conditions were cold but dry and the group enjoyed a 1 hour session under the watchful eye of Karyn Burns coaching and myself helping out on the putting green. Ages ranged from 10-16 and the girls came from Ranfurly Castle, Bonnyton, Cathcart Castle, Old Ranfurly, Elderslie, Whitecraigs, East Renfrewshire, Cowglen, Eastwood and Williamwood.
The girls all seemed to enjoy the get together and Karyn was very impressed by some of the swings on display.
Hopefully the girls will be encouraged to keep playing and we will perhaps see many of them at the stableford competition in September.
Thanks to Christeen, Trish and Wendy for their support and also to Natasha Quayum who stayed after the Senior team coaching to help. Thanks Natasha!

Thanks go to Wilma Leburn (Junior Secretary) for the report

Monday, March 17, 2008

Yoga Coffee Morning Photos --- Wendy Cameron our President is put through her paces

Yoga Coffee Morning --- Click to see more
Captain Christeen Finlayson has some photos from the Coffee Morning 10 days ago --- Click on the small picture to reveal a few from the mornings events

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Claire Queen joins our Yoga class!

Everyone was delighted (and honoured!) when Claire Queen, one of Scotland's finest lady golfers, turned up on Monday, 10th March, at Brookfield Village Hall to join our Training Squad Yoga Class.

Claire has already been at classes with Janice and has found yoga very beneficial to her fitness when travelling.

Today's quiz! Which one is Claire Queen and which one Karyn Burns? Clue - what colour would the RLCGA coach wear? Paler shade of pink!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Mearns Castle Golf Academy - The Ultimate Golf Offers

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To get the most out of the golf season, apply for membership to Mearns Castle Golf Club. Where else do you get all of the following from only £1 a day?
Click here to read all about it

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Yoga for Golf Coffee Morning

71 Renfrewshire County Ladies, along with some of our golfing friends, enjoyed the first fund raising event for our Centenary Year in 2009 at Whitecraigs Golf Club.
Those who attended left feeling that it was a most informative and entertaining morning as well as being beneficial to the start of the golfing season.
Janice Stewart of Par Yoga, who has been a practitioner of the art for the past 20 years (although she didn't look it!) and had qualified in the year 2000 with the Scottish Yoga Teachers Association, was our guest speaker. She enthralled everyone with her graceful movements and suppleness and was ably assisted by our President Wendy and Secretary Morag who had offered their services and bodies! They were really great sports and despite the odd grimace and yelp they ably demonstrated the various positions - some with greater ease than others! One thing is for sure, everyone now knows our President and Secretary! Well done girls!
Janice then gently guided the audience through a few paces in the limited space allowed. Legs were flying everywhere in the upstairs lounge amongst great hilarity! Janice was a star and many were discussing the possibility of arranging classes with her for next winter.
Hot off the press, appeared our fund raising cookery book and in a flash our intitial batch was sold out with many queuing in the hope of picking up a first edition!
Even the Captain was on hand to autograph copies!
In closing, Janice drew the winning ticket for a beautiful basket of goodies and this was won by Alison Houston of Paisley Golf Club.
The committee would like to thank all who came along and supported Renfrewshire. We are so pleased that you all enjoyed yourselves so much.
Photos to follow soon!

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Bring a friend to the Coffee Morning at Whitecraigs

Hi everyone just to let you know your webmaster is going on holiday for a week to Portugal. However, I want to remind you all that on Thursday, 6th March,there is a coffee morning 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. Come along with a friend or a car load (not necesssarily from the County) and just let Morag Turner know before Wednesday afternoon so that we can have an idea of numbers.

Click here to read all about it --- Hopefully there will be a report published on the website by the Committee after the event

In the meantime CLICK HERE for a little light entertainment to keep you all going !

For all other news you may find some on the West of Scotland Website --- If I find a PC

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Death of Aberdeenshire's Toni Moffat

Toni Moffat with SLGA President Ethel Jack - click to enlarge
Sad news to report today with regard to Mrs J L (Tony) Moffat of Aberdeen Ladies. It is understood she was found dead at her home in Aberdeen on Thursday.
A vice-president of the Scottish Ladies Golfing Association, Tony was Aberdeenshire Ladies County Golf Association president from 1992-1993 and was one of the leading figures on the club and county golf scene for several decades.
She won the Aberdeenshire title in 1955 at Murcar and again in 1958 at Balgownie. She was beaten finalist five times - 1971 by Mrs Audrey Henderson at Hazlehead, 1974 by Mrs D Robertson at Cruden Bay, 1978 by Annette Laing at Peterhead, 1982 by Pamela Wright at Hazlehead and in 1983 by Elaine Farquharson at Aboyne. She was also a semi-finalist in 1973 and 1976.
Mrs Moffat was an Aberdeenshire county team player for many years. She was a member of the very strong Shire team that won the Scottish county championship for the first time at Elie in 1971 and also the following year when they made a successful defence of the title in the finals at Cruden Bay.
She was still holding down a place in the county line-up in the 1980s.
Tony was also a prominent figure in seniors and veterans' golf. Her name will be perpetuated in several championship trophies she presented. She was a past president of the Scottish Veteran Ladies Golf Association and the current president of the Northern Division of the SVLGA.
The picture above is of Toni with SLGA President Ethel Jack at the 2007 Finals Day of the 2007 Scottish Seniors at Glenbervie --- click to enlarge
Thanks go to Gillian Kirkwood for the news