Saturday, March 28, 2009

Megan is playing in the Scottish Univerities Championships at Lossiemouth

The eagerly anticipated Scottish Universities Championship weekend takes place at Lossiemouth, with the women playing 54 holes and the men contesting the individual and team titles over 72 in a strokeplay competition.
Megan Briggs our county champion is taking part --- we wish her every success

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Christeen and Carol are at D&A Dinner

Carol Fell - Click to enlarge
D&A held their Centenary Dinner on Monday evening and your Webmaster Carol and Captain Christeen were guests at the Celebration Evening.

John Beattie the former Scottish Rugby player was the guest speaker.

To see some photographs from the occasion go to the West of Scotland Website

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Alyson and Eilidh picked for Under 16's Scottish Teams

Alyson McKechin and Eilidh Briggs -- Click to enlarge
Congratulations go to Renfrewshire's County Team players Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) and Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) who have been selected by the SLGA to represent Scotland in the Under 16 Open Stroke Play Championship at Craigielaw Golf Club, 9-10 April 2009

County Champion Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) has been selected as the travelling reserve at the Welsh Ladies' Open Stroke Play Championship, Royal Porthcawl Golf Club, 2-3 May 2009.

To read the full teams go to the West of Scotland Website

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Caldwell Medal Draw Sheet

Kay Black has completed the draw for the April Medal over Caldwell Golf Course on Sunday 5th April. Please note that the starting time is now 10:30 am not 11 am as on the fixture card

CLICK HERE to see the draw sheet

In the event of a cancellation or enquiries contact Kay Black on 0141 884 4190 or 0771 3635061

Monday, March 16, 2009

Happy St Patrick's Day to all our readers

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Click on the picture above to see what Captain Christeen and your webmaster Carol are up to on St Patrick's Day !!!

Have you entered the County Championship ??

Please note that the entries for the County Championship "Open Day" have to be sent to Trish Brown by Monday 23rd March.
If you have not entered yet, then do so this week with a stamped addressed envelope enclosed please

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

It's Captain Christeen's Birthday today --- Hope it goes with a bang !!

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We now have an Olympic Diver and now a Olympic Weightlifter --- any more takers

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Monday, March 09, 2009

Morag Turner and Beatrice Orr are the 2009 Winter Foursomes Champions

Mary Hardie, Morag Turner, Beatrice Orr and Sheila Gray -- Click to enlarge
The Winter Foursomes Final was played today at Cathcart Castle Golf Club between Morag Turner and Beatrice Orr (Kilmacolm) against the holders
Mary Hardie and Sheila Gray (Ranfurly Castle).
It was remarkable that the final was able to take place today after such dreadful weather over the weekend. The course was very wet underfoot but with full greens in operation and preferred lies the play was very good and a tight match ensued.
The Ranfurly Castle pair went 2 up after 2 holes. Morag and Beatrice got it back to being 1 down and then Mary Hardie sank a long putt at the 8th to go back to being 2up. A brilliant shot in by Beatrice and a single putt at the 9th meant the Kilmacolm pairing were back to 1 down at the turn.
Beatrice and Morag then won the 11th to square the match and went 1 up at the 12th while playing in a sharp hailstorm
The short 13th up the hill was won by the Ranfurly Castle pairing with Sheila sinking a very good putt for par. The 14th and 15th were then won by Mary and Sheila to go 2 up and with a great shot to the short 16th looked as if they were on course to take the title. The Kilmacolm duo were just off the green -- Morag chipped on to about 4 feet, the Ranfurly Castle pair 3 putted and Beatrice sank her putt to go back to 1 down. The 17th was halved and Morag and Beatrice won the 18th to take the match up the 19th which they were able to win when the Ranfurly Castle's shot went into a very wet sandy bunker which made it difficult to play out accurately.
Well done to the you all on an excellent final and many thanks to those "few" who came out to support.
Many thanks to Graeme Sutherland (Managing Secretary Cathcart Castle) for his help on the day and to the Cathcart Castle for their courtesy of the Course for the final

2008/ 2009 RLCGA Winter Foursomes Results -----

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Is Maureen -- Our Past County Team Player -- a record Holder --- not Quite

Maureen Woodhead -- Click to enlarge On the Gillian Kirkwood Website there was an article on Multi - Year Champions
Renfrewshire County team member -- Maureen Woodhead (Skinner) was reading their article about multi-year champions.

Until 2008, when she was defeated in the semi-final, she was Lady Champion at Gourock Golf Club for 15 years consecutively.
"This could be a starting figure for our investigations!!" --- Any advance on 15 years, then?

MAUREEN WOODHEAD (formerly Skinner) -- pictured left ----

Further to this post here is an update ------
Pat Shepherd from Turriff
And this is the final update --- click on this link Janice Florence

Congratulations to Natasha Qayum

Congratulations to our Junior Member, Natasha Qayum (Ranfurly Castle) on becoming Vice Captain of the West Girls. Enjoy your year, Natasha From all at RLCGA County

Get your SLGA 2009 Entry Forms on Line

The SLGA Website has all the entry forms for this years events. Go to SLGA WEBSITE and print off your entry forms from there

Saturday, March 07, 2009

The SLGA Centenary Lunch

The SLGA held the centenary lunch today in the Salutation Hotel, Perth to celebrate the Centenary of 9 of the counties. 16 members from each of the 15 counties attended. Margaret Duncanson, a former Secretary of County Golf cut the Centenary Cake. After an enjoyable meal Gillian Kirkwood proposed a toast to County Golf and gave an informative account of its origins.

D&A's Helen Faulds proposed the Vote of thanks (See short video at the end of this post)

Trish Brown, Wendy Cameron, Carol Fell, Christeen Finlayson, Eileen Gibb, Sheila Goudie, Elspeth Hanlon, Donna Jackson, Pamela MacKenzie, Gillian McGinlay, Pearl Orr Beth Paterson, Fiona Roger, Morag Turner and Aileen Wilson were the Renfrewshire representatives.
Click on the following small picture to see some photos from the day
SLGA Centenary Lunch

Friday, March 06, 2009


The final of the RLCGA Winter Foursomes for 2008/2009 will take place at Cathcart Castle Golf Club on Monday, 9th March at 11 a.m. between Morag Turner and Beatrice Orr (Kilmacolm) and Mary Hardie and Sheila Gray (Ranfurly Castle).

Please come along and support the finalists.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Inprove your Putting -- Go to Mearns Castle Golf Academy

Take Strokes off your game this season - come along to our putting seminar at the MEARNS CASTLE GOLF ACADEMY at 7.30 pm on Thursday March 12th 2009 and learn how to Putt with Confidence -- Develop a better focus on the green --- Become more consistent
Visiting from the United States Frank Thomas, inventor of the graphite shaft and
Valerie Melvin, Sports Psychologist will deliver this seminar along with PGA Professional Karyn Burns.
Admission is £5 (50% donated to West of Scotland Girls) - SIGN UP by calling 07720442492.
or e -mailing
Learn more about us by visiting
Why not come along to Mearns Castle Golf Academy on Thursday 12th March. To read all about it Click Here

Monday, March 02, 2009

Enter the April Medal and Championship

As we have been collecting everyone's e-mail addresses we thought it would be a good excuse to test this out and remind you of the Sunday Medal at Caldwell on 5th April from 11.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.. This is, as you know, our first ever Sunday Medal and we hope to continue this in the future. The second competition of the season is the Championship at Whitecraigs on Wednesday 15th April from 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. The Wednesday is the Open Day which all members can play.

If you have not already applied and would like to do so, entries for the Sunday Medal at Caldwell with s.a.e. have to be sent to Kay Black by 16th March. Entries for the Championship with s.a.e. have to be sent to Trish Brown by 23rd March.

Hopefully will see some of you at these competitions.

Morag Turner
Hon. Secretary.