Tuesday, May 31, 2016

EILIDH POSTS A 2 UNDER PAR ROUND ON DAY 1 OF THE SCOTTISH LADIES CHAMPIONSHIP AT WEST KILBRIDE

Ayrshire's Connie Jaffrey  (Troon Ladies) leads the field after the first day of stroke play qualifying at the Scottish Women’s Amateur Championship at sun-kissed West Kilbride today

She did not drop a shot during her four under opening round of 69, earning her the sole lead into the second day. 
Renfrewshire County Champion Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) posted an excellent 2 under par round of 71 and losing County Championship finalist - young Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle)  posted a very creditable 4 over par 77.
Unfortunately Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) did not fair so well today and finished with an 83  

The field will compete over a second round of stroke play tomorrow, before the top-32 qualifiers enter the matchplay stage from Thursday. The 18-hole final is played at West Kilbride from 8.30am on Saturday morning.

SCOTTISH WOMEN'S AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
West Kilbride Golf
FIRST QUALIFYING ROUND - LEADING SCORES
Par 73
69 C Jaffrey (Troon Ladies)
70 C Goadby (St Regulus), R Taylor (Reichswald, Germany), A Summers (Carnoustie Ladies), J Meek (Carnoustie Ladies).
71 K McIntosh (Broomiknowe), E Briggs (Kilmacolm), G Macdonald (Craigielaw), L Whyte (St Regulus).
72 R Walker (Dumfries and Co), T Mactaggart (Minto), C Young (North Berwick).

Other Leading West of Scotland Players
75 S Wood (Drumpellier),  E Hale (Troon Ladies),
77 J Rankine (Haggs Castle),  L Duncan (West Kilbride).
78 L Ronnie (Kilmarnock Barassie)
79 Katie Scott (Strathaven)
80  C Garrett (West Kilbride).

To read the full report and all the results go to KIRKWOOD GOLF


Monday, May 30, 2016

SCOTTISH CLOSED CHAMPIONSHIP BEGINS TOMORROW AT WEST KILBRIDE

Good luck to Eilidh Briggs, Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) and Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle) who are all playing in the Scottish Championship which begins tomorrow at West Kilbride Golf Club -- CLICK HERE TO GET STARTING TIMES

Sunday, May 29, 2016

EILIDH IS TIED 3RD IN THE ST RULE TROPHY IN ST ANDREWS

Renfrewshire's Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) and local girl Lauren Whyte (Regulus) tied for third place on 216 in the St Rule Trophy yesterday - three behind the winner France's 15 year old Pauline Roussin-Bouchard and two adrift of the runner-up.
Eilidh, who missed most of last season with injury, shot 74, 68 and 74, while Lauren, a student at Baylor University, Texas, reeled off three 72s in her best performance at this high level for a year or two.
Megan Briggs -  finished on 235

CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE FULL RESULTS

CLICK HERE FOR THE REPORT ON KIRKWOOD GOLF

Saturday, May 28, 2016

EILIDH IN 3RD PLACE AFTER 2 ROUNDS AT THE ST RULE TROPHY

Renfrewshire County Champion and  2014 Curtis Cup player Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) had rounds of 74 and 68 (in the two row round today of the St Rule Trophy at St Andrews (New Course) today -- She is lying in joint 3rd.
Megan Briggs had rounds of 78,79 
To read the full report and results go to Kirkwood Golf

Friday, May 27, 2016

DRAW FOR JUNE MEDAL HAS BEEN DONE

The draw for the June Medal over Eastwood Golf Club has been done.
CLICK HERE TO SEE DRAW - all so available on the Competitions, Entries and Draws Page on the LHS of the website.

Audrey Mackenzie is the ballot person on duty -- 
Mobile Number - 07789900610

CADDIES REQUIRED FOR THE JAMBOREE.

We are still looking for some more ladies to caddy at the Jamboree. This will be held at Douglas Park Golf Club from Monday 20th -Wednesday 22nd June. You can volunteer for either the morning or afternoon session or both!
We  especially need more on the Tuesday and Wednesday. It is always a great experience to be part of the Renfrewshire team and lunch is provided!
If you are interested, or would like more information, please contact our Caddy Mistress, Carol McNally at carolrlcga@gmail.com

Thursday, May 26, 2016

CAPTAIN GILLIAN KYLE WINS THE WEST VETS CHAMPIONSHIP

Gillian Kyle - West Vets Champion

Fiona Roger - Stewart Cup Winner
Many congratulations go to Captain Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire)  who won the West Vets Championship today for the first time at Renfrew Golf club against fellow county team member Carol Whyte (Milngavie)  in the final. 
Gillian had beaten RLCGA's Anabel Kane (Kilmacolm)  in the semi final. Anabel had played exceedingly well in the quarter finals to beat defending champion and Scottish Vets Team player Lesley Lloyd (Hayston)  in the quarter final. 

Renfrewshire's Fiona Roger (Ranfurly Castle)  won the handicap - Stewart Cup event.
CLICK HERE to read the full report on the West Vets Website

2016 COUNTY ROSEBOWL QUALIFIERS AND DRAW - EILDH IS THE LEADING QUALIFIER

County Rosebowl 2016 - Aggregate best Net Scores from the Championship Qualifier and Spring Meeting


1: Eilidh Briggs:  75 + 74 = 149
2: Jan Macnab 72 + 79 = 151
3: Marion Stewart 76 + 75 = 151
4: Gillian Kyle 74 + 78 = 152
5: Gillian McGinlay 76 + 76 = 152
6: Sandra Littlejohn 78 + 75 = 153
7: Carol Fell 77 + 76 =153
8: Shirley Back 75 + 79  =154

Updated Draw and results -- CLICK HERE

Qual
No.
1st Round 
Semi Final 
TBA September 2016
To be played by 
Monday 18th July 2016

To be played by 
Monday 15th August 2016

Final date and venue to be arranged
1
Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm)


8
Shirley Back (Gleddoch)
5
Gillian McGinlay
 (Troon Ladies)

4
Gillian Kyle
(East Renfrewshire)
3
Marion Stewart (Kilmacolm)

-
6
Sandra Littlejohn (Erskine)
7
Carol Fell
(Ranfurly Castle)

2
Jan Macnab
(Ranfurly Castle)

Please note that there was an error on the fixture card -- The Committee had decided to make it the 2 best net scores from the Championship Qualifier and Spring Meeting since these 2 competitions would have the most members playing in them at the beginning of the season
Apologies - Gillian Kyle (Captain)

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

DRAW FOR JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

The draw for the RLCGA Junior scratch championship has been done CLICK HERE to see it.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

ALISON MACNAB WINS WEST OF SCOTLAND GIRLS MEDAL

Many congratulations go to RLCGA's junior Alison Macnab (Ranfurly Castle) who won the West of Scotland Girls Medal at Paisley Golf Club today with a 87 (18) net 69 - 4 under the CSS which was 73
Sophie Kyle (Whitecraigs) daughter of Captain Gillian was 2nd in the bronze section with a 97 (24) net 73
WELL DONE GIRLS.

FOR THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING THE MUIRFIELD SAGA - SECRETARY CAROL HAS JOINED POLLOK GOLF CLUB

RLCGA's Secretary Carol McNally (pictured left)  is the first lady member to join Pollok Golf Club where we had our Centenary Greensomes in 2009
Christeen Finlayson was the captain at the time and a great day was had by all 
To read more click on the following link  Bunkered Magazine 

Some memories of Pollok Golf Club -- Photos

CLICK HERE -PRE SHOTGUN PHOTOS

CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE TEAMS 

CLICK HER FOR PHOTOS OF THE LUNCH

Friday, May 20, 2016

RENFREWSHIRE COUNTY TEAM IS ANNOUNCED FOR JAMBOREE AT DOUGLAS PARK GOLF CLUB

With about a month to go until the 2016 Jamboree, it is with great excitement that I am announcing the Renfrewshire County Team. Hopefully we will be victorious at Douglas Park and head to the County Finals at Aboyne in September.

The team will be-

Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm)
Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle)
Donna Jackson (Troon Ladies)
Gillian Kyle ( East Renfrewshire)
Gillian McGinlay (Troon Ladies)
Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle)
Liz Stewart (Greenburn)
Carol Whyte (Milngavie)
Reserve -  Julie Wilson (Williamwood)(until June 17th)

Gillian Kyle (Captain)

To see all the other team selections -- CLICK HERE  

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

EILIDH BRIGGS AND JUNIOR NIAMH KINNEY WIN THE TOP AWARDS AT THE SPRING MEETING AT PAISLEY

RLCGA's Spring Meeting was played over Paisley Golf Club yesterday Monday, 16 May 2016. It was a dry but cold day and 56 ladies participated. The CSS was 74 (SSS 74).


EILIDH - SCRATCH WINNER AT PAISLEY

Eilidh's card
Despite a triple bogey 7 at the 9th hole at Paisley Golf Club yesterday County Champion Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm Golf Club) had a magnificent 3 under par 71 to play to her handicap of +3 to have a net 74 (SSS 74) . Investigations are in process to see if this is a ladies course record over the course. She was the only player to break 80.


Runner Up - Anabel Kane 

Anabel Kane (Kilmacolm) was the Scratch - 12 Handicap winner with a net 71 playing off a handicap of 11. Cathy Morton handicap 12 (Eastwood) was runner up in the 12 handicap and under with a net 73

Junior Success  -
 Niamh Kinney and Alison Macnab

The overall winner of the Spring Meeting was 16 year old Junior Niamh Kinney (Erskine)  with a net 68 playing off a handicap of 13 with another junior Alison Macnab (Ranfurly Castle) - also 16  with a net 73 off a handicap of 19 was 3rd in the 13+ handicap group
Runner up in that group was Janet Livingstone (Whitecraigs) playing off 24 who had a net 73 to beat Alison on the better inward half

FULL RESULTS

Scratch 
Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 71
Niamh Kinney (Erskine) 81
Anabel Kane (Kilmacolm) 82 - bih
Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire)  82

Nett Scores

Scratch - 12: Annabel Kane  (Kilmacolm) 82 (11) 71 
                    Cathy Morton (Eastwood ) (73)
                    Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm)  71 +3 (74)

H'Cap 13+:     Niamh Kinney (Erskine) 91 (13) 68
                       Janet Livingston (73) - bih
                       Alison Macnab (Ranfurly Castle) 92 (19)  73

Five ladies will see handicap reductions based on yesterday's CSS.

WELL DONE EVERYONE

Sunday, May 15, 2016

PLEASE KEEP A CHECK ON YOUR START TIME AT PAISLEY

ATTENTION to all who are playing in the evening ballot on Monday at Paisley that there have been changes.

The revised times/groupings: See Drawsheet 

17:30 Julie Wilson (5) Williamwood, Lindsay Mathie (9) Troon Ladies

17:38 Sara McCorkell (7) Williamwood, Elizabeth Russell (12) Ralston

17:45 Christine Leitch (12) Williamwood Niamh Kinney (14) Erskine Fiona Butler (17) Paisley



The Weather forecast looks good for tomorrow - unlike the last time we played at Paisley in 2012 !!---  CLICK HERE 

Friday, May 13, 2016

MEMORIES OF RENFREWSHIRE'S PAST CAPTAIN JEAN BROWN

The funeral of Renfrewshire's Past Captain Jean Brown was held on Wednesday 11th May at Woodside Crematorium. 

Many Renfrewshire and Erskine Ladies attended the service. Wilma Beattie who had been a very good friend to Jean for over 46 years gave an excellent tribute to Jean. 

If you were unable attend and would like to know what was said : 

CLICK HERE TO READ WILMA'S TRIBUTE

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

RENFREWSHIRE PLAYERS DO WELL IN THE WEST VETS SUMMER MEETING

Many congrats go to RLCGA's Carol Whyte (Milngavie), Anne Judge (Ranfurly Castle)  and Evy MacGregor (Ranfurly Castle)  who were all winners in the West Vets Summer Meeting at Caldwell Golf Club yesterday.
To read more go to the West Vets Website

Great to see Renfrewshire's Past Champion and Scottish Champion (1969) Heather Anderson still hitting the ball so well


Saturday, May 07, 2016

SPRING MEETING DRAW AT PAISLEY GOLF CLUB

The draw for the Spring Meeting at Paisley Golf Club has been done. CLICK HERE to see it. 
Gillian Kyle is in charge of this draw -- Contact number  -07950070275

Thursday, May 05, 2016

DONNA AND LIZ HAVE THE BEST SCORE AGAIN IN THE COUNTY FOURSOMES AT OLD RANFURLY

The Old Course Ranfurly Golf Club hosted our County Foursomes yesterday (Wednesday, 4th May).

Although a dry day it was very cold and windy 37 couples took part.  The course was in excellent condition, however, with fast and testing greens.

Donna and Liz -- Scratch Winners (Photo courtesy of Sandra Littlejohn)
The windy conditions affected the scoring but the scratch winners - Donna Jackson and Liz Stewart - posted an excellent score of 81.


A windswept Audrey and Lorna - Handicap winners (Photo courtesy of Gillian Kyle)


Linda and Gillian - Handicap Runners Up
Audrey MacKenzie and Lorna Boyd from East Renfrewshire  were the winners of the handicap division with an excellent net 70.5. Runners up were the other East Renfrewshire pairing of Gillian Kyle and Linda Ellery with a net 74

The short video below is at the short 13th hole which maybe shows that it was a tad windy !!




COUNTY FOURSOMES RESULTS:

Scratch 
 1st: Donna Jackson (2) – Cochrane Castle & Liz Stewart (3) – Greenburn - 81
 2nd: Gillian Kyle (3) and Linda Ellery (19) – East Renfrewshire 85
 3rd:  Gillian McGinlay (7) – Cochrane Castle  Maureen Woodhead (8) – Gourock 86

 Handicap 

1st: Audrey MacKenzie (18)  and  Lorna Boyd (25) – East Renfrewshire  70.5
 2nd: Gillian Kyle (3) and Linda Ellery (19) – East Renfrewshire 74
 3rd: Marilyn Muir (12)  and  Maureen Mitchell (19) – Old Ranfurly 74.5

The following qualify to play in the Inter-County Foursomes Finals on 6th June at Hamilton: 


Scratch
1. Donna Jackson/Liz Stewart – Cochrane Castle/Greenburn 81 
2. Gillian Kyle/Linda Ellery – East Renfrewshire 85 

Handicap 

1. Audrey MacKenzie/Lorna Boyd – East Renfrewshire 70.5 
2. Marilyn Muir/Maureen Mitchell – Old Ranfurly 74.5 
3. June Lockhart/Isabell Donnelly – Gleddoch 78 
4. Gillian McGinlay/M. Woodhead – Cochrane Castle/Gourock 78.5 

The following nett scores qualify to play in the Commonwealth Spoons on 7th September at Eyemouth
1. Audrey MacKenzie/Lorna Boyd – East Renfrewshire 70.5 
2. Gillian Kyle/Linda Ellery – East Renfrewshire 74
3. Marilyn Muir/Maureen Mitchell – Old Ranfurly 74.5 


Sunday, May 01, 2016

WEST OF SCOTLAND CHAMPIONSHIP CANCELLED

Unfortunately due to the overnight rain and as per the head greenkeeper the greens at Bonnyton Golf Course are flooding and therefore the West of Scotland Championship has been cancelled.
An alternative date is in the process of trying to be arranged