Tuesday, September 27, 2011

BROLLY ORDER IS COMPLETE AND READY TO COLLECT

The new Brollies have been delivered to Captain Trish Brown.
They cost £20 each payable to RLCGA to our Treasurer, Jan Macnab.


If anyone wants theirs now they can get in touch with Trish and she can arrange a meeting to hand over or perhaps they could just collect and pay at the AGM in November.

The following members have ordered a new brolly:

Carol Fell Ranfurly Castle,Alyson Mckechin Elderslie , Norah Adams Kilmacolm , Jean Irvine Ranfurly Castle , Patricia Brown Kilmacolm , Lilias Snodgrass Ranfurly Castle , Jinty Rodger Williamwood , Lorraine Morrow Erskine , June Irons Caldwell , Maureen Woodhead Gourock, Lois Brown Kilmacolm, Aileen Wilson Haggs Castle , Julia Heneaghan Cathcart Castle, Carolyn Hibberd Kilmacolm , Margie McCallum Kilmacolm , June Lockhart Gleddoch , Mary Gildea Caldwell , Sally Smyth Ranfurly Castle , Jane H McDonald Kilmacolm , Angela Fergusson Eastwood , Trish Brown Kilmacolm and June Irons Caldwell

Monday, September 26, 2011

RLCGA JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP 2011 - LINSEY STEVENSON IS OUR CHAMPION

Linsey Stevenson is presented with the RLCGA Junior Championship Trophy - Click to enlarge
Photo courtesy of Maureen Woodhead

The Junior Championship for 2011 took place today.

Firstly Linsey Stevenson (Whitecraigs and Elie) and Emma Kennedy (Paisley) played their semi-final at Whitecraigs this morning with Linsey just winning on the last green after a nail biting finish. Simultaneously at Ranfurly Castle, Samantha Cowan (Cochrane Castle) played the other semi-final against Alexandra Qayum (Ranfurly Castle) and Alexandra won that tie to put her into the final which was played this afternoon at Old Ranfurly Golf Course.

After pars at the 1st hole Alex made the first move with a beautiful second shot onto the 2nd green to set up a birdie and to go 1 up. Linsey drew even at the 3rd only to lose the next 2 holes after a super sand save by Alex at the 5th. But by this time Linsey was beginning to settle into her game and to get the feel of the greens and she drew back to even after 7 and followed that with a lovely birdie at the 8th going on to win some holes till she was 4 up after 11. A couple of halved holes followed then Alex struck back with a super birdie at the 14th. The match finished at the 16th with Linsey winning 4 and 2.

What a lovely afternoon the girls had and the two semi-finalists caddied for Linsey and Alex. The match was played in a lovely atmosphere with lots of chat and laughter among the girls.

Well done all of them for giving us an exhibition of good golf and we wish them all good luck with their golf in the future...especially Linsey who will play in the SLGA Junior Champion of Champions at the end of October

Thanks go to Vice Captain Maureen Woodhead for the photos --- CLICK HERE TO SEE THEM ALL

Sunday, September 25, 2011

RENFREWSHIRE JUNIOR EMMA KENNEDY AND HER FATHER WIN THE SLGA ADULT AND GIRL FOURSOMES

FROM DAWN BUTCHART
The results from the SLGA Adult and Girl foursomes today at Auchterarder are as follows:
Overall winners:
Emma Kennedy and Iain Kennedy (Paisley) 39 points (daughter-father). -- PICTURED LEFT
Cat One (HCP 0-11)
Alexandra and Khalid Qayum (Ranfurly Castle) 34 points (daughter and father)
Catherine and Elizabeth Goodwin (Glenbervie) 33 points (daughter and mother).

Cat two (HCP 12-18)
Kirsten and John Brown (Torrance House) 37 points (daughter and father)
Beth and Thomas Donoghue (Alloa/Brucefields) 35 points (daughter and father).

Cat three (HCP 19-36)
Fiona and John Rattray (Douglas Park) 36 points (daughter and father)
Caitlin and Douglas Turner (Swanston / Baberton) 35 points (daughter and father).

Cat Four pre - handicap girls
Sophie Meek and Chris Healy (Carnoustie Ladies) 31 points (unrelated)
Lisa McPherson and Douglas Hunter (Baberton) 27 points (assume unrelated)
Eilidh and Euan Henderson (Kirkcaldy) 26 points (daughter and father). This wee girl is only seven years of age!

EUROPEANS WIN THE SOLHEIM CUP

www.solheimcup.com
‎2011 Solheim Cup Live Scoring

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

WINTER FOURSOMES DRAW HAS BEEN DONE

Patricia Davidson has completed the draw for the 2011- 2012 Winter foursomes -----
CLICK HERE to see the Draw. Contact Numbers are also there.
You will be able to submit your results by Clicking on the link at the top of the page that says Submit your Winter Foursomes Result

Rules for the Winter Foursomes Knockout --
GPS not allowed. If a caddy car is fitted with a distance device, the screen should be blanked out with tape during your tie.
Check website regularly, it keeps you up to date. - plus submit your result via the Submit your Winter Foursomes result Form.
Try and arrange ties as soon as possible, don’t necessarily wait to be challenged. Be as flexible as possible, some ladies work or if juniors, have school so would need to play at weekends.
Most importantly --- ENJOY and lets hope the weather is OK !!

JUNE, SHEILAGH AND CAROL ALL DO WELL AT THE SCOTTISH VETS JAMBOREE IN BLAIRGOWRIE

Renfrewshire's June Irons was runner up in the Patrick Rosebowl Medal Round at the Scottish Vets Jamboree played over the Rosemount Course at Blairgowrie on Monday and was  awarded the Smith Medal.  Sheilagh Osborne won 4th prize. The Buchannan Cup  was also  presented to June Irons with Sheilagh Osborne being runner up in that age group.

June Irons and Sheilagh Osborne - Click to enlarge


The Greensomes Competition was played over the Lansdowne Course on Tuesday and Carol Fell who partnered Helen Faulds (D&A) retained the Tony Moffat Memorial Trophy for the best Scratch  Score of 78 (3 over the SSS OF 75) and the Beddows Quaich for 1st handicap 78-7-71.

Carol Fell and Helen Faulds - Click to enlarge
To read the full report go to the West Vets Website

COUNTY JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

The Semi-finals and Final of the Junior Championship are being played on Monday, 26th September.
The first semi-final tie is being played in the morning at Whitecraigs GC between Linsey Stevenson (Whitecraigs) and Emma Kennedy (Paisley).
Alexandra Qayam (Ranfurly Castle) and Samantha Cowan (Cochrane Castle) are playing the other tie at Ranfurly Castle.
The winners are then playing the Final at the Old Course Ranfurly in the afternoon at approximately 2pm.
If you are free on Monday afternoon, please come along and support the girls as I am sure there will be some good golf to be watched.
Maureen Mitchell (Junior Convenor)

SEPTEMBER MEDAL CANCELLED

Jen, Carol, Freda, Cathy, Anne Liz and Denise

A"MINI HURRICANE KATIA" ONCE AGAIN SWEPT OVER EASTWOOD GOLF COURSE TO-DAY MAKING ANY PLAY IMPOSSIBLE AND SO CANCELLING THE SEPTEMBER MEDAL. THIS COMPETITION WILL NOT BE RE-ARRANGED. THANKS TO THE FEW BRAVE SOULS (SEE PICTURE ABOVE) WHO CAME UP TO EASTWOOD TO KEEP ME COMPANY AND HAVE COFFEE & CHAT!
FREDA

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Midlothian win the 2011 County Finals at Dumfries and Ayrshire just lose out on a count back

Midlothian, title-winners in 2007 but pipped on a countback in 2009 and 2010 for the Scottish women's county championship, finally prevailed on a three-way countback in the closest finish for years to the tournament hosted by Dumfries and County Golf Club.
Midlothian, Ayrshire and Dumfries-shire all finished with two wins and one defeat while Perth and Kinross lost all three of their matches.
To read the full report go to the West of Scotland Website

Saturday, September 17, 2011

RAIN HITS SCOTTISH WOMEN COUNTY GOLF FINALS

Rain halted play on the second day of the Scottish women's county golf championship finals at Dumfries and County Golf Club today (Saturday).
Only the foursomes were completed before the course became too wet. The singles ties will be played on Sunday morning with the final set of matches being decided over six singles each in the afternoon.
Midlothian beat Ayshire 6-3 and Dumfries-shire beat Perth and Kinross 6 1/2 to 2 1/2 on Friday.
Saturday's foursomes results:
MIDLOTHIAN lead PERTH and KINROSS 3-0
AYRSHIRE lead DUMFRIES-SHIRE 2 1/2- 1/2
To read the full report go to the West of Scotland Website

Friday, September 16, 2011

Ayrshire lose to Midlothian on Day 1 of the County Finals

SCOTTISH WOMEN'S COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS
Dumfries and County Golf Club.
MIDLOTHIAN 6, AYRSHIRE 3
PERTH and KINROSS 2 1/2, DUMFRIES-SHIRE 6 1/2
To read more go to the West of Scotland Website

NEW DATE FOR THE SEPTEMBER MEDAL - WEDNESDAY 21st SEPTEMBER

We have a new date for the September Medal at Eastwood, Wednesday 21st September, 2011. Please re enter by Friday 16th September. Also, if you know of anyone who does not have email, please ask them to phone Freda Tuck on 0141 639 2765.

CLICK HERE TO ENTER

Also go to the link on the LHS that has Competition Entries, Draws and Results.
You can also click on the appropriate links on that page

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Lanarkshire's Susan Wood and Jenny Potter want to go to the Solheim Cup



This is the song that Lanarkshire County Team Players Jenny Potter and Susan Wood are entering for the Solheim Cup Song competition.
Please vote for them by going to the Solheim Chant Competition Page on Facebook. If you are not a user you will need to sign up. However if you use Facebook you will not need to.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

CAROL WHYTE WOULD LIKE SOME HELP WITH SOME QUESTIONS ABOUT EQUALITY

County Team player ---  Carol Whyte from Windyhill would like to ask some questions about  the adoption of the Equality Act and the implications for Lady Members. 
1) What category of membership did Ladies fit into prior to the adoption of the Equality Act? ---- Detail playing rights, voting rights and % gents fees.
2) What options were made available to Ladies upon the adoption of the Equality Act? ----  Detail playing rights, voting rights and fee options
3) If one category of membership was offered eg Full Membership.  What impact has this had on the ladies section
Please return details along with club name to c.ewhyte@btinternet.com
Thanks      Carol Whyte

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

LINSEY STEVENSON IN WINNING SCOTTISH SCHOOLGIRLS TEAM AGAINST ENGLAND

Renfrewshire's Linsey Stevenson pictured front row RHS in the winning Scottish Schools Teams

By COLIN FARQUHARSON
Colin@scottishgolfview.com
Scotland scored an historic "double whammy" over England in the annual schools golf international over the windswept Kilmarnock Barassie links today.
Heedful of the weather forecast that 80mph gales would hit Ayrshire in late afternoon – compared with 20 to 30mph earlier in the day – the organisers scrapped the usual morning foursomes/afternoon singles format and played singles only in a bid to get the youngsters off the course and back in the safety of the clubhouse before the peak of the bad weather.
The Scots won the boys' match 8-4 and the girls' match by an even more emphatic 5-1 margin. Overall, that meant a Scotland 13-5 victory scoreline.
Hugh Hunter, past president of the Scottish Golf Union and an official of the Scottish Schools Golf Association, said:
"I cannot remember when Scotland won both the boys' and girls' matches on the same day. In fact, England have dominated the series in recent years so it is good for the competition that Scotland have become competitive again at schools level.
"Just like the Walker Cup, there's no doubt that the wind was a big factor in the home victory. The Scotland boys and girls showed a lot of spirit in coping with the conditions better than their opponents, in the main."
Hugh Hunter later did some research of the past results and was able to reveal to www.kirkwoodgolf.co.uk that the last win by the Scotland boys in this international was in 2007. The Scotland girls last won in 2005 although they did gain an honourable draw in 2009. The last time both the Scotland boys and girls team won simultaneously was in 1979.

+Lauren Whyte and Lawrence Allan, captains of the Scotland girls' and boys' teams pictured below with the trophies (Image by courtesy of Hugh Hunter).


RESULTS
Scotland names first
SCOTLAND SCHOOLBOYS 8, ENGLAND SCHOOLBOYS 4
SCOTLAND SCHOOLGIRLS 5, ENGLAND SCHOOLGIRLS 1
Ailsa Summers (Dundee City) bt Shelby Smart (Avon) 4 and 3.
Jessica Meek (Angus) lost to Georgina Mundy (Hampshire) 3 and 1.
Lauren Whyte (Fife) bt Emily-Mae Hall (Derbyshire) 6 and 5.
Linsey Stevenson (Glasgow) bt Alison Knowles (Yorkshire) 2 and 1.
Kimberley Beveridge (South Aberdeenshire) bt Dulcie Sverdloff (Essex) 1 hole.
Clara Young (East Lothian) bt Hollie Vizard (Lancashire) 3 and 2.

Monday, September 12, 2011

STILL TIME TO ENTER THE WINTER FOURSOMES

As you have all been reminded by Secretary Jean Irvine --- The closing date for entry to the Winter Foursomes is Monday 19th September. If you wish to enter, please do so as soon as possible.
Go to the Competitition Entries Draws and results page and check that you have entered. If not enter now.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

DUE TO THE HURRICANE STORM THAT IS PREDICTED FOR TOMORROW THE SEPTEMBER MEDAL AT EASTWOOD HAS BEEN POSTPONED


Severe gales and flooding are expected to hit parts of the UK as Hurricane Katia makes its way across the Atlantic.

Winds of up to 80mph are predicted to hit northwest Scotland by Monday, with Northern Ireland, north Wales and northern England also likely to be affected.

The Met Office has issued severe weather warnings for Monday, warning people in Northern Ireland and Scotland to be especially prepared.

It said: "The remains of Hurricane Katia are expected to come across the UK on Monday, bringing a spell of wet and very windy weather.

"There remains some uncertainty about its track and intensity, although Scotland and Northern Ireland are most likely to bear the brunt of the winds.

Due to the likely hood of this bad weather Captain Trish and Results Secretary Freda in conjunction with the Captain of Eastwood Golf Club the decision has been made to call off tomorrow's Medal.
The Committee will look into to possibility of rearranging the Medal for another date. We will keep the members informed of the outcome

Friday, September 09, 2011

ALYSON HALVES HER MATCH AND MEGAN AND EILIDH WIN AGAINST WALES BUT SCOTLAND JUST LOSE

CREDIT CAL CARSON GOLF AGENCY
FROM COLIN FARQUHARSON
AT HILLSIDE GC, LANCS

England are Women's Home International champions for the first time since Dunbar Golf Club was the venue in 2007. And captain Chris Pascall's squad finished the job in style with an 8-1 victory over Ireland on a sunny last day at Hillside Golf Club, Lancashire.
England did not win a match at Whitchurch, Cardiff 12 months ago. This time round England won three out of three, having already beaten both Wales and Scotland by 6-3.
Wales finished runners-up with two wins to their credit by beating Scotland, the defending champions, 5-4. It was the Scots' third defeat of the week. Twelve months ago they won three out of three. This time round they finished last.
Scots skipper Fiona Norris reinstated the Briggs sisters, Megan and Eilidh, to the line-up for the final set of singles after leaving them out of two sessions of play.
They responded with two good wins. Megan beat Lucy Gould 4 and 2 while Eilidh was a 5 and 4 winner over Katherine O'Connor.
Wales' Amy Boulden beat international team-mate Pamela Pretswell by 5 and 4 in the lead-off singles. The Welsh player was two up on the Scot after five holes and increased her lead to three after eight and four with a birdie at the 10th
A half in birdie 3s ended the match at the 14th.
Kelsey MacDonald came back from two down after 12 to salvage a square match with Katie Bradbury. Kelsey birdied the 13th, 15th and 17th in her storming finish.
In a match between two teenagers, Scotland's Alyson McKechin halved with Wales' Chloe Williams who was two holes up after five. McKechin birdied the sixth and seventh to square the match.
Williams had regained a two-hole lead by winning three in a row from the 12th but the Scot won the 15th and 17th to gain half a point/
Welsh champion Becky Harries notched up her sixth win in six appearances by beating Scottish champion Louise Kenney 3 and 1 in the final tie to finish.
Harries was three up after five but Kenney got her back to one by winning the sixth with a birdie and the ninth.
Harries pulled away again by winning the 10th and 11th with a birdie. The 12th was halved in birdies and Kenney won the 13th to be two down with five to play. After three halves in a row from the 14th, Harries clinched a 3 and 1 victory by winning the 17th.

WOMEN'S HOME INTERNATIONALS
Hillside GC, Lancashire
Day 3
ENGLAND 8, IRELAND 1
WALES 5, SCOTLAND 4
FOURSOMES (2-1)
Amy Boulden and Becky Harries beat Pamela Pretswell and Alyson McKechin 3 and 2.
Chloe Williams and Katie Bradbury beat Jane Turner and Rebecca Wilson 6 and 4.
Katherine O'Connor and Lucy Gould lost to Louise Kenney and Kelsey MacDonald 1 hole.
SINGLES (3-3)
Boulden beat Pretswell 5 and 4.
Katie Bradbury halved with MacDonald
Williams halved with McKechin
Gould lost to Megan Briggs 4 and 2.
O'Connor lost to Eilidh Briggs 5 and 4.
Harries beat Kenney 3 and 1..

HOW THEY FINISHED
England 3 wins, Wales 2 wins, Ireland 1 win, Scotland 0 wins.

HOME INTERNATIONALS - LIVE SCORING

CLICK HERE FOR LIVE SCORING

Thursday, September 08, 2011

AUTUMN GREENSOMES STABLEFORD - AGNES AND JACKIE ARE THE WINNERS

36 couples played in to-day's Autumn Greensomes (Stableford) over Renfrew Golf Club.
After Wednesday's extremely heavy rain, conditions were remarkably good being bright and sunny all day. Renfrew is a long course at the best of times but to-day the course was very heavy and wet underfoot. In spite of this there were some very good scores, with the winners being AGNES WILLIAMSON AND JACKIE GRAY (Ranfurly Castle & Gleddoch) with 37 points. Runners-up were MARION MUNRO AND JEAN IRVINE (Ranfurly Castle) with 35 points. In 3rd place was ANNABEL KANE AND RENA SIMPSON (Kilmacolm) with 34 points with a better inward half from ALISON MCGINNIGLE AND JAN MACNAB (Cochrane Castle & Ranfurly Castle).

RESULTS - AUTUMN GREENSOMES STABLEFORD - RENFREW 08/09/11

H/CAPS G/S H/C, PTS
A Williamson/J Gray Ranfurly CastleGleddoch   19/19 19 37 1
M Munro/J Irvine Ranfurly Castle   11/21 15 35 2
A Kane/R Simpson Kilmacolm   10/12 11 34 3
A McGinnigle/J MacNab Cochrane C/Ranfurly C    5/15 9 34
J Nicol/M Wylie Elderslie    7/14 10 33
W McCallum/E Drysdale Troon Ladies/Eastwood   17/18 17 33
V Howe/M Hardie Ranfurly Castle   19/20 19 33
E Hanlon/M Neilson Gourock/Greenock    9/10 9 32
M Craig/E MacGregor Ranfurly Castle   11/13 12 32
A Robinson/H Crichton Ranfurly Castle    8/27 16 32
L Wilson/M Ramsay Elderslie   14/20 16 32
G Kyle/L Ellery East Renfrewshire    4/20 10 32
S Genders/L Black West Kilbride/Eastwood   10/22 15 32
P Davidson/S Littlejohn Erskine    5/11 7 32
H Anderson/E Hale Troon Ladies/Caldwell    7/10 8 31
M Key/A McMillan Ralston/Erskine   10/16 12 31
D Cowan/J Macdonald Ranfurly Castle   6/20 12 31
B Lyle/G Braid Whitecraigs   18/22 20 29
V Young/J Heneaghan Cochrane C/Cathcart C   18/21 19 29
M Little/J MacGregor Whitecraigs   14/23 18 28
J Chuwen/C Finlayson Whitecraigs   17/19 18 28
S Robson/E Spence   Whitecraigs   17/18 17 28
R Crawford/J Ebner Erskine   14/17 15 28
M Carmichael/L Leech Gourock   22/24 23 28
A Barclay/A Harvie East Renfrewshire   13/15 14 27
N Adams/L Crichton Kilmacolm   20/23 21 27
D Belch/M Robin Skelmorlie/Elderslie   20/21 20 26
L Snodgrass/P Pennel Ranfurly Castle   19/21 20 26
A Judge/S Smyth Ranfurly Castle    8/13 10 26
T Brown/H Davidson Kilmacolm   14/15 14 25
L Brown/A Fergusson Ranfurly C/Eastwood   12/18 14 24
J Smith/E Black Cathcart C./Paisley   13/20 16 22
P MacKenzie/M Gordon Ranfurly Castle   15/21 17 22
S Shaw/J Irons Lochwinnoch/Caldwell   15/15 15 21
R Black/L Evans Gleddoch   10/15 12 19
M Gray/G Rintoul Old Ranfurly   18/19 18 NR

ALYSON WINS HAS A GREAT SINGLES WIN AGAINST ENGLAND BUT THE SCOTS LOSE

From the LGU Website
England favourites for title after beating Scotland, Wales beat Ireland

England go into the final day of the Ladies’ Home Internationals at Hillside Golf Club, Lancashire as the only team with a 100 per cent record and favourites to win the title for the first time since Dunbar in 2007.

Scotland, the defending champions, suffered their second defeat of the week when they lost 6-3 to England who took a grip on the outcome by making a 3-0 clean sweep of the morning foursomes. England had come from behind to beat Wales 6-3 on the first day.

They carried the momentum they built up in winning five of their singles on Wednesday into the match against the Scots.
Kelly Tidy extended the England lead to 4-0 by beating Jane Turner 5 and 3. Tidy never looked back after winning the first three holes.and had four birdies in all in a quality performance by the 2010 British champion.

Pamela Pretswell put Scotland’s first point of the day on the board by beating Charlotte Wild 3 and 1 in the lead-off singles.
Pretswell was three up after six holes and was four up after 11 holes.
Holly Clyburn made it 5-1 for England with a 5 and 3 win over international debutante Rebecca Wilson. Clyburn won five holes in a row from the 12th
Bronte Law chalked up a sixth point for Scotland by beating Kelsey MacDonald 2 and 1. Youngster Law was two up at the turn and four up after 11. Then MacDonald rallied to win the 12th with a birdie 3, and also the 13th, 14th and 15th to be all square with three to play.

Law conjured up a birdie 2 at the 16th to halt the Scot’s charge and go one up again. She also won the 17th for a 2 and 1 victory.
Alyson McKechin scored a second point for Scotland by beating Charlotte Ellis by one hole. The Scots teenager made a great start by winning the first two holes but she was pulled back to square after four and had to fight her way back into a two-hole lead with a birdie 3 at the 14th. Ellis won the 15th to be one down going into the closing holes.

McKechin held on to her narrow lead by halving the last two holes, pitching dead for a 5 at the last after her first chip went over the green.
Scottish champion Louise Kenney, fielded as the tail-gunner by skipper Fiona Norris, won the last tie, beating young Georgia Hall 2 and 1 after going three up through eight holes.

So the Scots regained some pride by sharing the singles 3-3 after their blank sheet in the foursomes
FOURSOMES
Lauren Taylor and Charley Hull won 6&5 Louise Kenney and Kelsey Macdonald
Charlotte Ellis and Charlotte Wild won 3&2 Pamela Pretswell Alyson Mckechin
Georgia Hall and Bronte Law won 6&5 Megan Briggs and Eilidh Briggs
England 3 Scotland 0
SINGLES
Pamela Pretswell beat Charlotte Wild 3&1
Kelly Tidy beat Jane Turner 5&3
Alyson Mckechin beat Charlotte Ellis 1 UP
Bronte Law beat Kelsey Macdonald 2&1
Holly Clyburn beat Rebecca Wilson 4&3
Louise Kenney beat Georgia Hall 2&1
England 3 Scotland 3

Scotland 3 England 6
Wales 6 Ireland 3

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

I thought I’d let you see how my wife prepares for a competition. WHY NOT BUY AN RLCGA SWEATER

Sheila Robson is in charge of all the RLCGA SWEATERS -- This is her getting organised for you all in the hope that you will buy one -- Thanks go to Sheila's husband Gerry for the photos (Click on photos to enlarge)

Sheila is checking who has ordered
Go Away Gerry !!

THE AUTUMN MEETING DRAW OVER RENFREW

Here is the draw for the Autumn Meeting over Renfrew Golf Club on Thursday 8th September.
Audrey Barclay
is in charge of the competition. Her phone number for enquiries or late entries is:0141 639 1048. Mobile Number for the day 07776185115


ALYSON , EILIDH AND MEGAN ALL CONTRIBUTE POINTS FOR SCOTLAND BUT THEY LOSE TO IRELAND

SCOTLAND BLOW 2 POINT LEAD IN SINGLES
GOLF COPY AND RESULTS
CREDIT CAL CARSON GOLF AGENCY FROM COLIN FARQUHARSON

IRELAND DENT SCOTLAND'S TITLE AND ENGLAND PEG BACK WALES.

The Scottish Team - with Alyson. Eilidh and Megan- click to enlarge
Photo Courtesy of Colin Farquharson
Title-holders Scotland's hopes of retaining the Women's Home Internationals title at Hillside Golf Club took a potentially fatal blow on another very windy and latterly very wet day at the Lancashire links.
The Scots led Ireland by 2 points after the morning foursomes but the Irish took the singles by 3 points to finish as 5-4 winners.
Meanwhile, England, trailing 2-1 to Wales after the morning foursomes, won five of the six singles to win the match 6-3.
Scotland play England and Ireland play Wales on Day 2
Scotland looked set for a comfortable start to the defence of the title they won at Whitchurch (Cardiff) 12 months ago when Pamela Pretswell beat Lisa Maguire 5 and 4 to stretch the Scots' lunchtime lead to 3.5 to 0.5.
But it was a false dawn. Scotland did not win another singles tie.
Louise Coffey started the swing Ireland's way when she beat Louise Kenney 4 and 3,
Gillian O'Leary had a very good 3 and 1 win over Kelsey MacDonald and Charlene Reid chalked up a 5 and 4 win over former Scottish champion Megan Briggs.
That left the overall scoreline level at 3.5pt each with two matches to finish.
Ireland's Paula Grant, two down to Monifieth debutante Rebecca Wilson at the turn, fought back to gain a square match by winning the last hole.
And Ireland got the clinching victory point in the last match to finish with Emma O'Driscoll winning the 16th and 17th and halving the last for a come-from-behind one hole victory over Craigielaw's Jane Turner.
England came storming back in the singles against Wales, quickly making up their one-point deficit from the singles, winning five of the six afternoon ties.
A rampant England is bad news for Scotland's second match particularly after the morale blow they must have suffered with their collapse in the singles.
WOMEN'S HOME INTERNATIONALS
Hillside Golf Club, Lancashire
DAY 1
SCOTLAND 4, IRELAND 5
Foursomes (2.5-0.5)
Louise Kenney and Kelsey MacDonald beat Louise Coffey and Karen Delaney 4 and 3.
Pamela Pretswell and Alyson McKechin beat Gillian O'Leary and Charlene Reid 2 holes.
Megan Briggs and Eilidh Briggs halved with Lisa Maguire and Paula Grant
Singles (1.5-4.5)
Kenney lost to Coffey 4 and 3.
MacDonald lost to O'Leary 3 and 1.
Pretswell beat Maguire 5 and 4.
Megan Briggs lost to Reid 5 and 4.
Rebecca Wilson halved with Grant.
Turner lost to Emma O'Driscoll 1 hole

ENGLAND 6, WALES 3

THURSDAY MATCHES
Wales v Ireland
England v Scotland

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

COMMONWEALTH SPOON FINAL STARTING TIMES

The Commonwealth Spoon Finals are at Forres Golf Club on 22nd September.
The Renfrewshire players representing the County are:
10am Sheila Gray and Mary Hardie (Ranfurly Castle)
10:07 Sarah Eckford and Iona Stephen (Ranfurly Castle)
10:15 Anne Robinson and Helen Crichton (Ranfurly Castle)
10:22 Lois Brown and Elizabeth Crichton (Kilmacolm)
We wish them every success

Monday, September 05, 2011

LINDSAY McCALL FROM WILLIAMWOOD WINS THE CAMPBELL CLOCK

Lindsay McCall is presented with the Campbell Clock by Maureen McDevitt Lady Captain of Whitecraigs
Photograph courtesy of Maureen Woodhead
JUNIOR REPORT ON CAMPBELL CLOCK COMPETITIONS, 4TH September 2011.
The Campbell Clock Junior Competitions were played on Sunday in lovely sunny weather.
Thirty seven girls came along to Whitecraigs G C to play in the 3 competitions – 13 played the 6 hole Par 3 course, 13 managed the first 8 holes of the big course and 11 girls competed for the Campbell Clock Trophy over 18 holes.
Alison Macnab - Winner of the Par 3 Competition
As well as completing the short Par 3 course the young girls had fun in a putting competition which was won by Alison Macnab from Lochwinnoch GC with Gillian Henderson from Whitecraigs the Runner up. Alison also won the Par 3 competition with Amy Adams from Mearns Castle the Runner Up.
The 8 hole - Connie Dodds (Kilmacolm)  holds the trophy - photo
courtesy of Trish Brown (apologies for being out of focus!)
The 8 Hole Competition results are as follows –
Longest Drive at 2nd hole - Bethany Crawford from Erskine GC
Nearest the Pin in 2 at 5th hole -- Jane McCabe from Ranfurly Castle GC
Winner - Connie Dodds from Kilmacolm Runner Up - Bethany Crawford.
The overall winner of the Campbell Clock was Lyndsay McCall from Williamwood with a great score of 46 stableford points. The Runner Up with 38 points was Charlotte McCluskey from Haggs Castle.
The SSS of the course is 72 and the CSS remained at 72.
Other prizewinners were
Handicaps 0 – 20 Longest Drive at 4th hole Emma Kennedy from Paisley GC
Nearest the Pin in 1 at 16th hole Helen Neary from Whitecraigs GC
Handicaps 21 – 36 Longest Drive at 18th hole Laura Craig from Cochrane Castle GC
Nearest the Pin in 2 at 13th hole Lauren Coventry from Whinhill GC
The County is extremely grateful to Whitecraigs GC for giving us the use of their course on a Sunday afternoon – it is an ideal location for our event and a lovely place to play.
The Junior sub-committee would also like to thank the many helpers who volunteered to walk round with the groups and explain rules and etiquette to the girls. Many thanks also to parents who brought the girls along and got them ready to go out onto the course. Without all of you our competitions would not happen.
The competitions concluded with the Lady Captain of Whitecraigs, Maureen McDevitt presenting the prizes to all the winners.
M. MITCHELL (Junior Convenor)



CLICK HER TO GET LARGER PHOTOS --- Thanks go to vice captain Maureen Wood head for the photographs

RENFREWSHIRE CLUB CHAMPIONS !!-- GILLIAN KYLE WINS EAST RENFREWSHIRE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP FOR THE 15TH TIME

Denise Cowan
Gillian Kyle won the The East Renfrewshire ladies Championship yesterday for the 15th time.
However, she is still chasing Ann Prentice's record though!
Congratulations also go to Denise Cowan (pictured right) who won yesterday in the Ranfurly Castle final against Anne Judge. The match was very exciting with it going to the 19th. Denise was absolutely thrilled as this was her very 1st Championship win.

Some Reports sent in
Congratulations go to Renfrewshire Past Captain Jennifer Mack who beat another Past Captain Aileen Wilson in the Haggs Club Championship Aileen played out of her skin and Jennifer was 3 down at the 13th. Jennifer managed to win 13, 14 and 15 and 16 to be 1 up. As Jennifer said -- Aileen is pretty amazing - With new hips, knees etc. She did use a buggy as she cannot get round without one. Nicky Henderson caddied for her and Carole Letters caddied for me.
Jennifer also added I have had a bit of opposition at Haggs! Aileen for many years, Dorothea for as many and then people like Brenda Livingstone, Janice Paterson, Pearl Orr and then last year Nicky Henderson!

Well done to you Jennifer and well done to you Aileen in reaching another final despite all these new hips and knees !


News from Morag Key from Ralston Golf Club -
I feel embarrassed writing this myself since I was the winner. This is my 11th championship win and it was on the 18th green losing to Anne Douglas, our youngest member and reasonably new. She will be the one to watch. I don't know if I can keep going - it gets harder each year. The nerves seem to get worse!!! Still, I feel very lucky in that I've got two new hips and I can still walk the fairways. I feel for Aileen as I'm sure she'd just love to be walking but I think knees seem to be the problem by all accounts. I think the Haggs Final must have been very exciting. Jennifer is amazing - never gives up. Good for her.
Keep giving us all the news Carol. I just love logging into the website every other day and keeping up with all the golf news. Thanks for all your hard work.


Linsey Stevenson (Whitecraigs) played Scotland's Home International Senior Team Captain Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) in the Elie Club Championship and won 5/4. She played excellent golf and started off with 3 birdies!
She got 5 "A"s in her highers and is going to Cardonald College till next summer for 3 days a week giving her extra time to devote to golf.--- Good for Renfrewshire ! --- Well done Linsey.

Many congratulations go to RLCGA's Vice Captain Maureen Woodhead who won Gourock's Golf Club Championship this year for the 18th time, Linda MacDougall who has won Greenock's championship for the 14th time, Margaret Scott (Elderslie) for the 10th time and Shirley Back (Gleddoch) and Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) who have won their Club Championships for the 8th time.

In 2010 we noted all the Club Champions in Renfrewshire - Click Here-- Can we list them in 2011

Click Here to -- email your Webmaster with your Club Champion and a 2011 list can be created

List of Members of the Renfrewshire Ladies' County Association that are 2011 Club Champions :

Bonnyton -
Caldwell -
Cathcart Castle -
Cochrane Castle - Alyson McGinnigle
Cowglen -
East Renfrewshire - Gillian Kyle - 15th time
Eastwood -
Elie - Linsey Stevenson
Elderslie - Margaret Scott - 10th Time
Erskine - Trish Davidson
Fereneze -
Gleddoch - Shirley Back -- 8th Time
Gourock -- Maureen Woodhead -- 18th Time
Greenock - Linda MacDougall -- 14th Time
Haggs Castle - Jennifer Mack -- 7th Time
Kilmacolm - Megan Briggs --- 8th Time
Lochwinnoch -
Old Course Ranfurly - Ann McKenzie
Paisley - Gillian Mullen -- 9th time
Ralston - Morag Key -- 11th Time
Ranfurly Castle - Denise cowan
Troon - Gillian Kyle -- 2nd Time
Whitecraigs -
Williamwood - Sara McCorkell

Friday, September 02, 2011

MARION STEWART WINS THE 2011 COUNTY ROSEBOWL FINAL

Denise Cowan and Marion Stewart County Rosebowl Finalists
Photo Courtesy of Trish Brown

The sun was shining and it was warm for the Rosebowl Final at Ralston today between Marion Stewart (Kilmacolm) and Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle)

Denise is off 6 and had to give Marion 4 shots in the round.

Marion went 2 up immediately after Denise dropped shots at the first 2 holes then Denise managed to get the score back to all square at the 7th. Then at the 10th hole Marion had the only birdie of the round to go back to 1up and eventually she was dormie on the 16th tee . She won there with a par 5 to clinch the trophy after playing some very steady golf.

Well done to both of them for getting to the final and special thanks to Annabel Kane and Maureen Cook for caddying and to Jackie MacDonald for coming to support.

I also want to mention how impressed we were with the fantastic manners of the gentlemen at Ralston who stood back every time we approached and waved us through!!
Cheers Trish

Click on the small thumbnail to see some photos taken by Captain Trish Brown
County Rosebowl Final 2011

Thursday, September 01, 2011

FINAL OF THE COUNTY ROSEBOWL - DENISE v MARION

The Rosebowl Final is to be played tomorrow Friday--2nd September at 10am at Ralston.

The finalists are Marion Stewart from Kilmacolm and Denise Cowan form Ranfurly Castle who are both playing very well at the moment. Their handicaps are fairly similar so the final should be very interesting with good golf.

It would be great if some County members can come and watch and support these girls!