Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Renfrewshire's Alyson McKechin (pictured above) and Eilidh Briggs were at Desert Springs in Spain last week with the SLGA for Coaching. Past Captain Beth Paterson who is in charge of training was also there. I believe Beth got a game with the girls and because she was on the losing side had to jump into a pond which she said was freezing ! However, apart from that the girls enjoyed the hard work and training.
Message from Captain Trish Brown
"Christeen and I are so impressed with your airbrushing and wondered why we have never qualified for the same? Then we came to the conclusion that we were "No Hopers"!!"
Click on the photo and see what you think -- Not bad but not perfect !
Monday, March 21, 2011
Renfrewshire County member Margaret Austin from Greenock made a special request -- could I possibly airbrush her please. OK Margaret Click on the photo above and check the before and after.
I also have been requested to have a mobile app for phones for the website . Here is a trial run that I have at the moment -- CLICK HERE
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Put this address http://www.widgetbox.com/widget/msite/mobile-golfing-by-carol-fell/ onto your mobile phone and save to see it work
Sunday, March 20, 2011
|Carol Fell and Janette McCartney (2011 Winter Foursomes Winners) - Click to enlarge|
The Final was being contested between Glennis Rintoul and Margaret Gray....Old Ranfurly and Janette McCartney--Erskine and Carol Fell--Ranfurly Castle.
Janette and Carol were giving away 10 shots which sounded a lot but they went ahead after a lovely approach shot at the 1st by Janette and they never lost their lead from then on. The 1st nine were hotly contested with Janette and Carol going out in a very steady 40 and they stood on the 10th tee 2up as Glennis and Margaret kept close on their heels only losing the 2 holes because of the putts . But sadly Glennis and Margaret could not keep it up and lost 10, 11 and 13 to put them 5 down with 5 to play. It was all over at the 14th and we congratulate Carol and Janette as worthy winners and well done to the Old Ranfurly pair who put up a good fight.
We all retired to the clubhouse at Kilmacolm where we partook of "tea and scones and.......WINE!" -- Click on the photo on the left to see your President Eileen Gibb enjoying a scone plus she had a little wine as well !
Janette and Carol were presented with the Winter Foursomes Salvers and they thanked the crowds for coming to watch and support!!
With Colin Brown commenting at the dinner that the ladies enjoyed tea and scones after their recent golf ties -- It was noted today that President Eileen Gibb enjoyed the scones as well as very kindly treating us all to a nice glass of wine as well !!!!
To see all the final results CLICK HERE
Trish Brown (RLCGA Captain)
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Here are a few videos from the very successful County Dinner on Thursday Evening
1. The "Reverend" Mo Neilson says Grace
2. Captain Trish Brown's Speech
3. R&A Past Captain Colin Brown toasts Renfrewshire
4. Vice Captain Maureen Wood head gives the Vote of Thanks
Friday, March 18, 2011
|Trish and Colin - Click to enlarge|
|Trish with Anne Dunn (left) and Ann Terrey (Right) - Click to enlarge|
|A TOAST TO RENFREWSHIRE - Click to Enlarge|
We were very pleased to welcome our 2 guests our Golf Professional Coach Lesley MacKay and Trish Brown's husband Colin who was the guest speaker.
Colin told us all about being Captain of the R&A in 2010 and many of the events that he was involved in over his term of office.
Colin then drew the winning ticket for a ROUND OF GOLF FOR FOUR at THE CASTLE COURSE, St ANDREWS and Ann Terrey from Greenock Golf Club was the lucky girl!
Then Anne Dunn from Kilmacolm won the lovely flowers from the top table to take home.
Captain Trish would like to give you a correct figure for the amount which we have raised but it is about £1,200 which is fantastic and all thanks to those who sold the tickets and especially those who bought them ----- Have now got the correct amount raised from the raffle:- £1,336 which is a fantastic sum. Thanks to everyone!
The "Reverend" Mo Neilson said grace before the meal and Vice Captain Maureen Woodhead gave the vote of thanks at the end of the evening
CLICK ON THE SMALL THUMBNAIL TO SEE SOME PHOTOS FROM THE EVENING -- THEN CLICK ON SLIDESHOW
Thursday, March 17, 2011
GIVE YOURSELF EXTRA TIME TO GET TO HAGGS CASTLE - GUEST SPEAKER COLIN BROWN HAS ALREADY SET OUT ON ST PATRICK'S DAY !!
There is to be a European Cup Tie at Rangers football Club at Ibrox tonight so please give youself a little extra time to get to Haggs Castle for the County Dinner to enjoy the fun on St Patrick's Day where Past R&A Captain Colin Brown (video'd above) is our guest speaker.
The reception is 7.00 for 7.30pm where a glass of wine will await you. IF?! you want wine at the table you can order before dinner.
Monday, March 14, 2011
There is only one week left to enter the Helen Holm Scottish Open Stroke Play Championship. Entries will close at 12 noon on Monday 21 March.
This Championship will once again be held over the Troon Portland and Old Troon courses from 22 - 24 April with practice rounds available on 20 and 21 April.
Get your Entry Form from the SLGA Website
The final of the Winter Foursomes due to be played this afternoon at Kilmacolm Golf Club has been postponed to Sunday 20th March -- 2PM TEE OFF --- . Captain Trish has just taken a run up to the course and says "There is no way we can play today...sorry about that! There is still loads of snow on the course so we will need to rearrange for next Sunday"
Sunday, March 13, 2011
The Junior Champion of Champions competition was played today at the Duke's Course, St Andrews, in very wet conditions after a one hour delay due to flooding. Craig Ross, Kirkhill, won the boys and Kate McIntosh, Broomieknowe, won the girl's Championship.
Alyson McKechin who was the 2010 Champion put up a spirited fight to retain her title in what I gather was terrible weather conditions. Eilidh Briggs withdrew from the event
GIRLS (Par 71)
74 Kate McIntosh (Broomieknowe) 37-37, Rachel Watton (Mortonhall) 36-38 (McIntosh won with better inward half).
75 Rachel Walker (Dumfries and Co) 37-38.
76 Lauren Whyte (St Regulus) 37-39, Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) 37-39.
77 Lesley Atkins (Gullane Ladies) 38-39, Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) 37-40.
78 Rachel Hanlon (St Regulus) 39-39, Rachael Taylor (Germany) 38-40.
79 Kimberley Beveridge (Aboyne) 44-35, Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 41-38, Nicola Robertson (Dunblane) 38-41.
80 Keren Ward (The Glen) 38-42.
86 Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw) 43-43, Emma Caddow (Strathaven) 43-43.
87 Jorden Ferrie (Kirkintilloch) 43-44.
89 Alexis Hutton (Falkirk Tryst) 44-45.
Withdrew: Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm), Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey).
To read the full report of the Boys and Girls Results go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website
Thursday, March 10, 2011
THE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP AND APRIL MEDAL - ENTER NOW IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE SO - PLUS CHECK YOUR TABLE PLAN ON ARRIVAL AT THE COUNTY DINNER
The County Championship is being held at Haggs Castle GC 13th - 15th April, closing date for entries 23rd March, The April Medal is on the 17th April at Lochwinnoch, closing date for entries is 30th March.
As clubs are giving us courtesy of their course for these competitions, please give county your full support.
Please note that the County Championship is open to all members on Wednesday 13th April. There is a handicap prize so please get your entry in now, we want to see a full house!! Also the April Medal is a qualifier for the Rosebowl along with the Spring Meeting so we need to have a good turnout that day as well.
GO TO THE ENTER ON LINE PAGE IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE SO ALREADY
The County Dinner is being held at Haggs Castle GC on 17th March, Colin Brown, Immediate Past Captain of the R and A is our guest speaker, Trish and I have just done the table plan, check on arrival for your table,.
Friday, March 04, 2011
Thursday, March 03, 2011
The 2 qualifying stroke play rounds of the Spanish International Women's Amateur Championship at Sherry Golf (Jerez) were played yesterday and today.
Unfortunately, Scottish champion Kelsey MacDonald (Stirling Univ and Nairn Dunbar), Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) and Rachael Watton (Mortonhall) all failed to score 153 or better to figure among the 32 qualifiers for the matchplay stages.
Kelsey had rounds of 79 and 76 for 155; Rachael 81 and 75 for 156 and Alyson 81 and 79 for 160.
To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website
Tuesday, March 01, 2011
|Carol, Janette, Morag and Thea in the County Semi Final Tie --- Click to enlarge|
The 2nd Semi Final of the County Winter Foursomes was played this afternoon at Ranfurly Castle. The match was between Janette McCartney (Erskine) and Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle) and Morag Little and Thea Morgan (Whitecraigs) with 6 shots being given by the "home" team.
The game was a close one with the deciding factor really being down to the odd putt that won the holes.
Morag and Thea were 1 up after 4 holes and then Carol and Janette had a good run of pars and were 2 up at the turn. They then went 3up at the 10th with another par and the Thea and Morag fought back at the 11th and 12th to get it back to 1 down.
Carol and Janette won the 13th , halved the 14th and then a good par 4 at the 15th Cliff hole to be dormie 3 at the 16th where the game was finally conceded.
Everyone enjoyed the game --- We had the course to ourselves which everyone enjoyed.
Finally a cup of tea, coffee and hot chocolate and a scone with cream and jam was a welcoming finish at the 19th !!
Janette and Carol now meet Margaret Gray and Glennis Rentoul (Old Ranfurly) in the final - which will be played at Kilmacolm Golf Course -- Monday 14th March -- Tee Off 2pm
To see all the results CLICK HERE