Friday, September 07, 2012


RLCGA Captain Maureen Woodhead presents Iona Stephen with 2012 County Rosebowl
The Final of the Rosebowl was played over Haggs Castle Golf Club today (Friday 7 September 2012) between Iona Stephen of Ranfurly Castle and Anne Aitken of Eastwood. A grey day with rain always threatening (although never arriving thankfully), the course played every inch of it’s length. Anne was getting 8 strokes from Iona.

Iona won the first with a birdie and the second when Anne decided to spend some time at the ‘beach’ (ie in the bunker).

At the third Anne again encountered some sandy lies and Iona was three up. Anne came back at the fourth with a net par – not put off by Iona’s caddy, Jean Irvine, having a bit of an ‘equipment malfunction’ when somehow, Iona’s clubs fell off the trolley!.

A net four at the next (after Iona reached the burn with her drive) and Anne pulled it back to one hole. Unfortunately Anne found the burn at the next and went back to two down. She got it back again at the next with a par 3. The eighth was halved in par and Iona won the next to be two up at the turn.

The tenth was halved and Iona won the par 3 eleventh to go 3 up. Anne got it back to two down at the 13th with a very solid par but Iona went 3 up again at the 14th with a terrific second shot to the green.

Iona edged out the win at the 15th with a par after Anne’s ball got entangled in the trees off the tee.

Unfortunately there was not a lot of support for the players – probably because most of the members were still drying out their waterproofs from the day before at Paisley!! However, some pretty solid golf was played in a friendly manner. Captain Maureen refereed and took the photographs.

A wedding in the clubhouse meant the ‘mini-prizegiving’ took place in the small bar!! The ladies left the clubhouse to the tunes of the wedding piper.

Well done to Iona and Anne on reaching the final and congratulations to Iona on the win.

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Thanks go to Maureen for the report and photos

1st Round
Semi Final
7th September 2012

To be played by Monday
9th July 2012

To be played by
Monday 27th August 2012

Final played over Haggs Castle
Iona Stephen (Ranfurly Castle)
Iona Stephen (Ranfurly Castle) w/o

Iona Stephen (Ranfurly Castle) at the 19th

Winner Iona Stephen 4/3
Nancy MacGadie (Ranfurly Castle)
Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle)

Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle) 5/4
Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire)
Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle)
Fiona Roger (Ranfurly Castle) 
at the 19th

Anne Aitken (Eastwood) 
2/ 1
Fiona Roger (Ranfurly Castle)
June Irons (Caldwell)

Anne Aitken (Eastwood) 3/1
Anne Aitken (Eastwood)