Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Ruth Miller and Lesley Mackey -- Click to enlarge
The Renfrewshire County Team Coach Lesley Mackay from Playsport Golf in East Kilbride gave some GOLF TIPS at a social evening last night at a SNOWY Kilmacolm Golf Club.

Kilmacolm Captain Liz Crichton introduced Lesley to the large group that were there including some Ranfurly Castle members.

One of the "TIPS" was on Posture and as you can see from the picture on the RHS that Kilmacolm's Ruth Mitchell was pretty good at standing on a plank of wood

County Captain Trish was unable to attend as she had left on Sunday to go to THE MASTERS with husband Colin --- Must be better weather there than we are getting here!!! Have a great time Trish --- from all of us --- Remember to wear PINK so we can look out for you when the tournament begins

To read more go to the West of Scotland Website


Yesterday! Rain, sleet, snow, wind, hail, fire, brimstone - everything but sunshine. Moray Old got its teeth into the golfers and the competition was restricted to 54 holes as a result.
In the Ladies event, Welsh international Gemma Bradbury (St Andrews) who had led going into today by ten shots shot an excellent 76 (4 over par) in the conditions and extended her lead to 16 shots at the end.
Jane Turner (RGU) and Susan Jackson (Edinburgh) - both previous SUS Order of Merit event winners - were unable to close the gap in the tricky conditions but battled on valiantly to share second place. Renfrewshires's Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) was 4th.
Gemma Bradbury (St Andrews) 76 + 69 + 76 = 221
Susan Jackson (Edinburgh) 81 + 75 + 81 = 237
Jane Turner (RGU) 78 + 77 + 82 = 237
Megan Briggs (Strathclyde) 89 + 72 + 79 = 240
Emma Fairnie (Edinburgh) 84 + 80 + 83 = 247

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Central Database of Handicaps (CDH) --- UPDATE

The Scottish Golf Union, Scottish Ladies’ Golfing Association and Golf Union of Wales (GUW) have committed to producing a Central Database of Handicaps (CDH) for golf clubs and their members in Scotland and Wales.

Aimed at providing a wide and vitally important range of benefits to golf club members, clubs and their administrators and the governing bodies, the CDH project will be delivered by the Unions as a service to affiliated clubs.
As presented at the SGU Club Seminars at the end of 2009, the development of the Scottish/Welsh CDH is now reaching its final phases.To read more --- Click on the following link
Scottish Golf Website

Monday, March 29, 2010


The 2009 Scottish Champion is Renfrewshire's Megan Briggs from Kilmacolm ----Why not join her at this years Championship and make up for all the golf you’ve missed out on this winter?

Play in the 2010 Scottish Ladies’ Amateur Championship at Craigielaw Golf Club from 18 – 22 May.

To read more go to the West of Scotland Website

Sunday, March 28, 2010

County Foursomes & Spring Meeting Dates

Hi Everyone

Just to remind you of a couple of forthcoming competitions. Entering on the web-site has been successful so far and hopefully you will agree it is very easy. Please if you know anyone without computer facilities, please pass on this message. Thanks.

County Foursomes

The County Foursomes is being held at Cochrane Castle on Wednesday 28th April. The closing date for this is Monday 12th April. So get your partners organised and enter before that date. If you do not have a partner you can still enter. June Lockhart is the Supervisor for this competition so if you have any queries please contact her.

Spring Meeting

The Spring Meeting is being held at Cowglen on Thursday 6th May. The closing date for this is Monday 19th April. The Supervisor for this competition is Sheila Robson.

Let us hope we get good weather for our competitions this year. If you are anything like myself, I think a lot of people have not played very much over the winter months due to all the bad weather but hopefully it is changing now!

Handicap Certificate

Trish has taken advice from the SLGA that handicap certificates are required for County competitions. So please bring a current handicap certificate with you to the competitions. Thanks.

Look forward to seeing you.

Morag Turner
Hon. Secretary

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


SHEILA ROBSON AND CHRISTEEN FINLAYSON - CLICK TO ENLARGE Sheila and Christeen after their win -- Click to enlarge

At 10am this morning, on a cold, wet and blustery day at Eastwood Golf Club, Christeen Finlayson and Sheila Robson teed off against Sandra Gilchrist and her daughter, Jennifer Chuwen to contest the final of the RLCGA Winter Foursomes.

The first 2 holes were won by Christeen and Sheila and they kept ahead eventually going 3 up after 7 holes. Sandra and Jenny, who were giving 3 shots, played steadily to get back to 1 down at the turn but Christeen and Sheila stood on the 16th tee 2up with 3 to go but the Gilchrist duo managed to square the match on the 18th tee.

With a nail biting finish they halved the last hole so up the 19th they went with Christeen and Sheila being the victors.

Congratulations to them and well played all of them! The conditions were pretty awful and they did well to keep their concentration in the wind and the rain.
We are very grateful to Eastwood Golf Club for giving us the courtesy of their course and for their kind hospitality.

To see the Final Match Play Results for the Winter Foursomes --- Click Here


Sunday, March 21, 2010


The Online entry to the APRIL MEDAL at RALSTON has now closed.

Late entries can be phoned to Sally Smyth at 01505 614981. The draw will be posted here on Thursday.

Online entry to the COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP at RANFURLY CASTLE will close a.m. on Thursday.

Late entries can be phoned to Maureen Woodhead at 01475 633007. The draw will be posted here on Friday.


Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) and Simon Fairburn (Craigielaw). Image by courtesy of the Scottish Golf Union.

Congratulations and well done to Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) on becoming the 2009 Scottish Girls' Champion of Champions today at St. Andrews.

The 18 hole tournament for boys and girls was washed out by rain last November but today it was played in sunny conditions over The Duke's Course.

Alyson, who shot a 75, says she was helped by her "Champion's Feet" socks!

We all wish you continued success.


75 Alyson McKechin (Elderslie).
76 Rachel Watton (Mortonhall).
77 Rachel Hanlon (St Regulus).
78 Sammy Leslie (Westhill).
80 Lauren Whyte (St Regulus), Lesley Atkins (Minto).
84 Eilidh Watson (Muckhart).
85 Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies).
87 Tara MacTaggart (Minto).
88 Kate McIntosh (Broomieknowe), Clara Young (North Berwick), Ailsa Bain (Peebles).
90 Alison Godwin (Glenbervie).
97 Rachel Irvine (Largs), Alexis Hutton (Falkirk Tryst).
98 Kirstin Scott (Milngavie).
104 Nicole Benson (Cawder).

To read the full report go to the Gıllıan Kırkwood Websıte

Thursday, March 18, 2010


The final is to be played between four Whitecraigs girls:-

Sheila Robson and Past Captain Christeen Finlayson will play Sandra Gilchrist and her Daughter Jennifer Chuwen

The venue is EASTWOOD GOLF CLUB on Wednesday 24th March at 10.00am.

Please do come out and will see some great golf! --- Trish

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Your Webmaster is away to Turkey

Just to let you all know that perhaps there may not be any news on the website for the next week but do keep a check because there might be if I can get a an internet connection in Turkey!!

Meantime please note that the closing date for the first County Medal to be played over Ralston is Sunday 21st March --- so do please click on the Fixture Link on the LHS of the website and place your entry. The draw will be done after that and the Time sheet will be placed on the website when I get back.

Also note that on the LHS of the webpage is a link to the Bookstore where the County Centenary Book is. These are the prices for each type of book -- however, you can place an order with me on my return if you would like a copy --- no postage and packaging if I get a block of 10 orders.

Also apologies to those who have not received their book yet --- they will get their copy ASAP when I return.

Finally many thanks to all who sent me very kind notes and praises about the book --- it was very much appreciated.

Monday, March 08, 2010

Megan selected for Scottish Team against the Irish

The SLGA have selected their 2010 teams to represent Scotland
SLGA Under 16 Open Stroke Play Championship, Strathmore Golf Centre, April 8-9:
Reserve: Linsey Stevenson (Elie & Earlsferry Ladies and Whitecraigs),
Helen Holm Scottish Open Stroke Play Championship, Troon, April 23-25:
Reserve: Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm)
Irish Ladies' Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship, Newlands Golf Club, June 5-6:
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm), Louise Kenney (Pitreavie), Jane Turner (Craigielaw).
Travelling reserve: Laura Murray (Alford).
Reserve: Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar)
To read the full line up CLICK HERE


This year's Helen Holm Scottish women's open amateur stroke-play championship is shaping to be one of the best - if the quality of the entries so far is any guide.
They include so far the 2009 champions of Scotland - (Renfrewshire's Megan Briggs), England (Charlie Douglass) and Wales (Tara Davies).
Also entered at this stage are Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) and Alyson McKechin (Elderslie).

Two rounds will be played over Troon Portland on Friday and Saturday, April 23 & 24 after which there will be a cut and the qualifiers (leading 66 players and ties) will play the final 18 holes over Royal Troon on the Sunday.

To read all about it go to the West of Scotland Website

Haggs Castle Centenary Open Day

Haggs Castle who is celebrating their Centenary Year is holding an Open Day on Wednesday 7th July 2010.
RLCGA Past Captain Jennifer Mack who is Haggs Castle Ladies Centenary Captain this year is taking the entries -- The format is a Four Ball Better Ball Stableford
Print out an ENTRY FORM today and make sure you get your place in this competition as I am sure it will be a fantastic day out

Friday, March 05, 2010

An all Whitecraigs Winter Foursomes Final

The Whitecraigs partnership of Sandra Gilchrist and Jennifer Chuwen beat Denise Cowan and Jackie MacDonald on Wednesday in the semi final of the Winter Foursomes.

The semi-final should have been played at Whitecraigs Golf Course. However, Whitecraigs is still under snow and Denise and Jackie who are now members of Ranfurly Castle could not even offer to play over their Home Course due to it also being snowbound!!!

Courtesy was kindly given by Cowglen Golf Club and the match was able to be played.

Sandra and Jennifer now play Past Captain Christeen Finlayson and Sheila Robson in the all Whitecraigs Final which will be arranged on a neutral course.

To see all the results of this years Winter Foursomes CLICK HERE

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

The County Centenary Book Launch

60 ladies were at the Coffee morning today for the launch of the Renfrewshire County Centenary Book and your webmaster and author signed the many copies of the book that were pre ordered.
Carol was thanked by Captain Trish for all the efforts in producing the book and Carol replied by thanking all the contributers to the book -- Special mention was given to Freda Tuck and Christeen Finlayson and to all who without their old photographs and stories all helped towards the production of the book.

Click here for a summary of what was said -- plus there could be an issue

---There may be a problem that could crop up, but hopefully not.

It is a binding issue of these softbacks. If by any chance a page falls out please let me know. The company will replace any faulty books.

Please phone me at 0141 942 - 1842 or email me at if you have a problem --- Sorry out of my control !!!!

Carol would also like to personally thank Arthur Yaffy of the Queens Park Camera Club who finally helped her with the front cover photograph on the book.

To see some pictures from this morning's event click on the small thumbnail below

RLCGA Book Launch

Monday, March 01, 2010

Coffee Morning at Haggs Castle Golf Club

RLCGA Centenary Book --- Click to see Preview of book

The Coffee Morning and Centenary Book Launch will take place at Haggs Castle Golf Club on Wednesday 3rd March 2010 at 10:30am.

Looking forward to seeing you all there -- should be about 60 members coming along for a chat and also receive their pre ordered book.



There is only one week left to get your entries in for the first major event on the Scottish Ladies’ 2010 calendar. The closing date for the Scottish Open Under 16’s is 12 noon on Monday 8th March.

Monday 8th March is also the closing date for the Scottish Matchplay Foursomes. Entry forms for this were sent out to the Handicap secretaries in the February Handicap mailing.

You can now find more information about the Under 16's Championship, including; venue details, entries received, and the card of the course on 'Championships' menu by on the SLCGA Website by CLICKING HERE
Draws and results will also appear here when available and information on the other Championships will be added in the coming weeks.


RLCGA Captain Trish Brown's Home Club Kilmacolm Golf Club is holding a Ladies Open on Thursday 19th August . The format is a Greensomes Stableford Competition.
To get your Entry Form CLICK HERE

2 for 1 Tee Times at Playsport!

2 for 1 Tee Times!

Dear Renfrewshire County Member,

Enjoy 2 for 1 Tee Times throughout March at Playsport Golf and get your game in check for the start of the season.

Based on 9 holes - payment of £15 for one player is required at time of booking and with the tee expected to be pretty busy at peak times advanced booking is advised.

To book your tee time just call our reception on 01355 575 980 – payment can be made with debit or credit card (no American Express).



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