Tuesday, April 17, 2018

RENFREWSHIRE WEBSITE HAS MOVED



You are currently on the old blog website -- Click on picture to return or view the main site

The RLCGA Website was first launched in 2003 -- exactly 15 years ago this month. It has kept members up to date with news and photographs over the years.

However, with people now using mobile phones, iPads and tablets to view the internet it was decided to move with the times and try and make the site more mobile friendly.

The website address is still www.rlcga.co.uk . -- This page you are on at the moment is known as the RLCGA BLOG and it will not go away as there is much history and past news that we do not want to loose.

Monday, April 16, 2018

WEST OF SCOTLAND CHAMPIONSHIP ENTRY FORM

The West of Scotland Championship will be played at Balmore Golf Club on Sunday 13th May from 8.30 am. The handicap limit is 15.

To view and if you wish, to download a  copy of the entry form please click on the following link: CLICK HERE  

To enter online please click on the following link:  CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE ENTRY  

Methods of forwarding the £10 entry fee will be forwarded to you by e mail.

Friday, April 13, 2018

EILIDH WINS THE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP  FOR THE SIXTH TIME

Eilidh Briggs 2018 RLCGA Champion
Finals day at the 2018 County Championship proved very  challenging  to all competitors for the Championship Semi-Finals and the Irvine Trophy (Handicap) Final in the morning with heavy rain and extremely wet/tough conditions underfoot.

Championship Semi-Finals

Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) played Liz Stewart (Greenburn). Eilidh played some phenominal golf considering the conditions and was 5 under over 10 holes making life extremely difficult for her opponent Liz.  -- Eilidh won 9 and 8.

Alyson McGinnigle (Cowglen) played Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) in the second semi-final. This was a closely contested match with both players demonstrating excellent golf under difficult conditions. Gillian eventually won the match on the 18th.



Irvine Trophy (Handicap) Final

This final saw Jan Macnab (Ranfurly Castle) play Morag Little (Whitecraigs). As the rain continued to fall, conditions became very tough for both players but their standard of golf remained very high.
It was a tightly contested match with Jan eventually winning on the 18th hole - congratulations Jan.

Championship Final


Although it was dry overhead for the afternoon thriller between Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) and Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) the conditions underfoot remained challenging.

The front 9 was closely contested with a number of birdies from both players.
Eilidh, however, triumphed over Gillian in the back 9 winning the match on the 15th hole.

Congratulations Eilidh on not only winning today's County Championship Final but also the Scratch and Net Qualifying Round on Wednesday - your golf over all 3 days was awesome and, hopefully, this is the start of a very successful season.

CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHPLAY RESULTS 

Played over Haggs Castle Golf Course - Friday 13th April



Handicap Semi Final 
Doreen Mainds lost to Jan Macnab 2/1 
Morag Little beat Carol McNally 1up 

Championship Semi Finals 
Eilidh Briggs beat Liz Stewart 9&8
Alyson McGinngle lost to Gillian Kyle  1dn

Handicap Final 
Jan MacNab beat Morag Little 1up

Championship Final
Eilidh Briggs beat Gillian Kyle 4/3

Thursday, April 12, 2018

CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHPLAY RESULTS


CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHPLAY RESULTS 

Played over Haggs Castle Golf Course - Thursday 12th April


Championship First Round
Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) beat Tracy Masterton (to Milngavie) 6/5
Linda McDougall (Greenock) lost to Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle) 2/1
Liz Stewart (Greenburn) beat Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) 6/5
Carol Whyte (Millngavie) beat Brenda Conway (Renfrew) 7/6
Donna Jackson (Troon Ladies)  lost to Gillian McGinlay (Troon Ladies) 6/4
Alyson McGinnigle (Cowglen) beat Shirley Back (Cowglen) 4/3
Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) beat Gillian McLeod (Williamwood) 5/4
Julie Wilson (Williamwood) lost to Beth Paterson (Eastwood) 1up

Championship Quarter Final (pm)
Eilidh Briggs beat Denise Cowan 4/3
Liz Stewart beat Carol Whyte 2/1
Gillian McGinlay lost to Alyson McGinnigle 4/3
Gillian Kyle beat Beth Paterson 3/2

Handicap First Round
Doreen Mainds (Troon Ladies) beat Sophie Kyle (East Renfrewshire) 1up
Maureen Mitchell(Cathcart Castle) lost to Jan Macnab (Ranfurly Castle) 2/1
Morag Little (Whitecraigs) beat Anita McMillan (Erskine) 2 /1
Sara Bishop (Kilmacolm) lost to Carol McNally (Williamwood) 6/5

Handicap Semi Final 
Doreen Mainds lost to Jan Macnab 2/1 
Morag Little beat Carol McNally 1up 

Championship Semi Finals - tee off times Friday 13th April 
9:30 Eilidh Briggs v Liz Stewart 
9:38 Alyson McGinngle v Gillian Kyle  

Handicap Final - tee off time Friday 13th April
 9:46 Jan MacNab v Morag Little

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

EILIDH BRIGGS IS LEADING QUALIFIER AT THE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP


Eilidh Briggs -- Leading County Championship Qualifier at Haggs Castle 

58 ladies played over Haggs Castle GC In the 2018 County Championship Qualifier under difficult conditions with The 2017 Champion Eilidh Briggs sweeping the board with a 2 under par 71 She also has retained the Peggy Clark Trophy and having the best  net score of 74 !



SSS 73, CSS 76 (Reduction Only) 

Championship Leading Qualifiers

71 Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacom)
79 Donna Jackson (The Ladies Golf Club Troon)
81 Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire)
82 Liz Stewart (Greenburn)
83 Carol Whyte (Milngavie), Julie Wilson (Williamwood)
84 Alyson McGinnigle (Cowglen)
85 Linda McDougall (Greenock)
86 Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle)
87 Shirley Back (Gleddoch)
88 Beth Paterson (Eastwood)
89 Brenda Conway (Renfrew), Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle), Gillian McLeod (Williamwood)
91 Gillian McGinlay (The Ladies Golf Club Troon)
92 Tracy Masterton (Milngavie)

CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINKS FOR MORE : 

 GROSS SCORES 
HANDICAP SCORES

CHAMPIONSHIP DRAW  TOP 16 QUALIFIERS 
HANDICAP DRAW - BEST 8 NET QUALIFIERS 

Sunday, April 08, 2018

COUNTY FOURSOMES AND SPRING MEETING BOOKINGS OPEN

Pollok Golf Club
Booking is open on How Did I Do or,  for this those of you that have joined, via the RLCGA Club V1 Members Hub, for:
The Foursomes at Pollok on Wednesday 9th May - booking closes 1st May

Caldwell Golf Club

The Spring Meeting at    Caldwell on Friday 18th May 2018 - booking closes 10th May

Booking Advice

The person entering the Foursomes team on the tee sheet should enter their name as the first player and their partners name second. Doing it the other way round will submit the booking with only one team member. Should this happen then your partner will need to access the tee-sheet and highlight their name and select 'cancel'. Commence the booking again using the aforesaid order of players. 

If you have already entered the Foursomes or Spring Meeting competitions and you wish to change partners, cancel all together or move zones prior to the close of booking, then highlight your name(s) on the tee sheet and select cancel and start the booking process again, if you wish to move zone/change partners. 

Any problems booking on prior to the closing date, contact the Results Secretary, Fiona Armour, email Fiona 07719 345322, who will be able to assist.

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

EILIDH WINS WHITTINGTON TROPHY BY 3 SHOTS

 EILIDH WINS WHITTINGTON TROPHY BY 3 SHOTS



By COLIN FARQUHARSON

Renfrewshire County Champion  Eilidh Briggs followed up her ninth place finish in a big field at the Delamere Comboy Scratch Cup the previous weekend by winning the next big 36-hole open event on the English amateur women's golf calendar, the Whittington Trophy, at Whittington Heath Golf Club by three strokes this week. 

Eilidh, who plays off +3 at Kilmacolm Golf Club, had rounds of 70 and 73 for a total of one-under-par 143. The course SSS is 73 for women and the CSS for this tournament was 75 for the first round and 74 for the second.

Eilidh is pictured with the trophy and Whittington Heath Golf Club's lady president Mrs Jean Hulme.
The Scot got one hand on the trophy with an excellent opening round of two-under-par 70 and five under the CSS. That gave Eilidh a two-stroke lead from Poppy Finlay who dropped out of the picture with a second-round 84 while Eilidh went on to return a 73 for a three-strong victory from Morgan Thomas (76-70) and Caitlin Evans-Brand (74-72.

 LEADING TOTALS par 144 (2x72) SSS 73. CSS 75 74
143 Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 70 73 -
146 Morgan Thomas (Beau Desert) 76 70,  Caitlin Evans-Brand (Yelverton) 74 72
148 Gemma Allman 74 74.
151 Holly Haslam 79 72, Melissa Wood 79 72.
152 Rhian Barton 78 72, Alexandra Giles 76 76
153 Louisa Tarn 80 73, Aimee Sawyer 79 74.
155 Ellie Darnell 77 79.
156 Poppy Finlay 72 84
158 Harriet Evans 78 80.
 59 Rebecca Dean 81 78, Olivia Jay 77 82.
160 Ciara Kelly 84 76. 161 Victoria Turner 81 80

Monday, April 02, 2018

4 WINTER FOURSOMES HEROINES !!



Only one pair could win, but all 4 finalists deserved medals for playing the Winter Foursomes Final in such Baltic conditions at Elderslie Golf Club.

The East Renfrewshire pair of Linda Ellery and Elizabeth Munro were receiving 11 shots from Cowglen’s Alyson McGinnigle and Williamwood’s Carol McNally, but they were going to need them all if Alyson’s tee shot at the 1st was anything to go by – it hit an out of bounds tree and bounced back onto the middle of the fairway !

Despite the cold, the wind and some sleet at times, all had some fine shots, with Alyson’s shot at the 4th getting her team pin high in 2.  However the East Renfrewshire pair were using their shots wisely and were only 1 down at the turn.  After halving holes 10 and 11, Alyson and Carol then surged ahead and the match finished on the 16thafter Carol’s Houdini-like approach shot. Although worthy winners by 3 & 2, Linda and Elizabeth should feel very pleased with their performance, especially in such testing conditions.

Many thanks go to Elderslie Golf Club for allowing us to use their course, and to Ian McCosh for braving the elements to support the girls.

Report by June Lockhart

RENFREWSHIRE GIRLS DO WELL AT GLASGOW GAILES.

Fom L to R - Sophie Murphy, Jennifer Lynagh. Jennifer Rankine
Orka Rooney and Lottie Maslanka

4 of the Renfrewshire girls played in the West Girls' medal today at Glasgow Gailes-Sophie Kyle (East Ren), Jennifer Lynagh (Caldwell), Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle) and Orla Rooney (Cowglen).

The conditions were extremely tough with a biting wind and temperatures of around 2 degrees but 17 girls from the 4 counties took part and all finished the 18 holes.

Jennifer Rankine had the best scratch score of 72. (Even with her opening tee shot going out of bounds!)
Jennifer Lynagh won bronze section with a net 70 and Orla was runner up in bronze with a net 75.
(Silver section was won by Sophie Murphy (Clydebank) and runner up was Kittie Maslanka (Kirkhill).)

The next West Girls medal is at Troon Portland on April 15th. There is also a Development Medal that day for girls without a handicap. Please tell the Junior Convener at your club! See West Girls website for online entry.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

FINAL OF THE WINTER FOURSOMES HOPEFULLY WILL BEAT THE WEATHER

The final of Winter Foursomes is being played this Monday, ie Easter Monday 2nd April.  11am at Elderslie.  (Snow is forecast!!!!).  

Players are Alyson McGinnigle of Cowglen and Carol McNally of Williamwood v Linda Ellery and Elizabeth Munro of East Renfrewshire.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

HAPPY EASTER TO ALL RLCGA MEMBERS AND READERS OF THIS WEBSITE

Click on photo to see your Easter Card

Happy Easter Everyone and we look forward to seeing you at the forthcoming Championships, which marks the start of the 2018 RLCGA Golf Season.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

PAST CAPTAIN GILLIAN HAS HER LAST DAY AT MEARNS CASTLE GOLF ACADEMY

Gillian at the Scottish Golf Show
Past Captain Gillian Kyle has her last day today at Mearns Castle Golf Academy after working there for 14 years.
 She was seen at the Scottish Golf Show last weekend advertising the Centre which has new tracking Top Tracer bays.

We wish her every success in her "retirement" and good luck next month representing the Scottish Vets in the Mary McKenna Trophy in Ireland.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

JUNIORS PLAY OVER KILMACOLM



6 of our girls who have been practising at the Glasgow Indoor Golf Centre over the winter, had a lovely game at Kilmacolm Golf Club yesterday.

Kilmacolm's Lynda Bradley guided them round and they enjoyed the Texas Scramble format over 15 holes in some warm sunshine. 😎 Sophie, Zara and Jennifer won with a score of 62 while Aaliyah, Orla and Lauren had a 65.

 Our thanks go to Kilmacolm for the warm welcome and courtesy of the course.

SCOTTISH GOLF -- ELEANOR CANNON INTERVIEW

Sunday, March 25, 2018

WHITECRAIGS PROFESSIONAL ALASTAIR FORROW HAS DIED

 It is with great sadness to report the death of Alastair Forrow, the Professional at Whitecraigs Golf Club who died on Friday at the early age of 51.
Alastair was a very good supporter of the Renfrewshire Ladies' County Golf Association and was always of great help when we  held the Junior Campbell Clock, coaching  and many other events.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

NEW 2019 RULES OF GOLF HAVE BEEN RELEASED

The new Rules of Golf  for 2019 are here. ⛳️πŸ™ŒπŸ»

Feedback from over 30,000 golfers 🏌🏻‍♀️from over 100 countries 🌍 helped shape the new Rules.

To see what Rules are changing from 1st January 2️⃣0️⃣1️⃣9️⃣ go to R&A Website 

Saturday, March 10, 2018

DISAPPOINTMENT AT THE SCOTTISH AGM


Scottish Golf Chair Eleanor Cannon has today (Saturday 10 March) expressed her “deep disappointment” after the membership voted against a proposal to increase the annual affiliation fee paid by members for the first time in five years.

At the governing body’s Annual General Meeting in Edinburgh, members voted narrowly to reject the investment proposals, leaving Scottish Golf to reduce its spending accordingly.

Eleanor Cannon said: “We are deeply disappointed that we will be making more cuts at a time when we should be growing the game not just to make clubs more sustainable, but to hand the game over to our children and their children in a much better state than we found it after 10 to 15 years of decline.

TO READ MORE CLICK HERE

Friday, March 09, 2018

PAST CAPTAIN GILLIAN RECEIVES AN HONORARY MEMBERSHIP FROM EAST RENFREWSHIRE GOLF CLUB



Gillian receives a momento from East Renfrewshire Lady Captain Celia Joyce

RLCGA Past Captain Gillian Kyle was delighted to receive Honorary Membership at the 95th AGM as East Renfrewshire GC has been a very big part of her life for around 40 years. The challenging course helped improve her golf over the years and she is very proud to represent the club in all the teams and competitions that she has played in at Club, County, National and at International level.

Her Dad (Jack Inglis) started her off in the game and still takes a great interest today. Her initial aim was to win the Club Championship once, but gradually started targeting the records of the ladies who had won it multiple times (Brenda Livingston, Jenny Addison and of course Ann Prentice to name but a few). Never did she really expect to achieve this as each final was a well contested match. She gained confidence from each win which helped when playing in other competitions.

Lowering her handicap (presently 2.2) enabled selection for the Renfrewshire County team which lead to a higher level of competition. Turning 50 opened even more doors and the International events have been another experience that she could only have dreamt of. It’s a short career though and as Gillian says "there is always a young 49 year old waiting in the wings to steal a place on the team".

Gillian thanked her family and all the East Renfrewshire members, especially the Ladies, for their continued support by taking such an interest in her golf at the recent AGM and looks forward to representing East Renfrewshire for a long time to come.

Gillian's Golfing CV
  • Member of East Renfrewshire since 1977
  • East Renfrewshire Lady Champion 18 times, beating the previous record of 17 times held by Ann Prentice
  • East Renfrewshire Lady Captain 2009-10 and has served on the Ladies Handicap Committee since 2012 and continues to do so
  • Won the Troon Ladies Championship twice
  • Wife of our new Vice Captain (Cammy), the mother of our current Club Champion (Alistair) and probably the mother of the future Ladies Club Champion (Sophie)!
RLCGA
  • Been Renfrewshire Ladies County Golf Association Team Member since 2005 with Renfrewshire winning the West of Scotland Inter-County matches 8 times in those 13 years
  • Was the Scottish County Finals winner in the Renfrewshire Ladies County Golf Association Team in 2010 & 2017
  • The Renfrewshire Ladies County Golf Association Junior Convener from 2004-06 and again took up this post in 2016 to present
  • The Renfrewshire Ladies County Golf Association Champion in 2015
  • The Renfrewshire Ladies County Golf Association Captain from 2015-17
SVLGA
  • The Scottish Veteran Ladies West Champion in 2016
  • Selected for Scottish Veteran Ladies Team for their Jamboree in 2015 at Sherwood Forest, 2016 at Panmure and 2017 at Frilford Heath
Scottish Golf
  • Member of the Scottish Ladies Senior Team for the European Team Championships in 2015 in Lithuania, 2016 in Poland and 2017 in Slovakia
  •  Member of the Scottish Ladies Senior Team for the Home Internationals in 2016 at Alyth and 2017 at Newport, Wales
MANY CONGRATS GILLIAN

Sunday, March 04, 2018

COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP ENTRIES ARE NOW BEING TAKEN



The first competition of the 2018 County Season; the RLCGA County Championship is being held at Haggs Castle Golf Club and is now open for booking on How Did I Do

CLICK HERE

The event runs over 3 days with the qualifying competition on Wednesday 11th April and the play-offs taking place over the following two days.

The closing date for bookings is Tuesday 3rd April 2018.

If you have booked a place and require to cancel or move to the other zone, then go to the relevant competition in the booking area of your HDID account, click on your name and select remove.
Thereafter re-book in your chosen zone.

The contact names for this competition are as follows:

Captain June Lockhart; click here to email 07956 142619
Vice-Captain Sandra Littlejohn; Click Here to email 07914 611720

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

JUNIOR COACHING UPDATE


Due to other commitments like homework, athletics and the West Girls golf match at Balmore, there were only 4 girls at the winter coaching last Sunday.

Katie Darroch, Jennifer Lynagh, Orla Rooney and Aaliyah Sandhu had Karyn's undivided attention at the Glasgow Indoor Golf Centre. (The weather can't stop golf there!)

The girls warmed up on the range with Karyn giving them some tips then they split into 2 groups to use the simulator rooms. There was time for them all to hit 5 shots with each club to get an idea of their average and best distances. A very worthwhile exercise which is recommended for all golfers at this time of year.

They have 1 more session at the Indoor before going to Whitecraigs GC on March 18th to play the Par 3 course then Kilmacolm GC on March 25th for a game outdoors-weather permitting! ☃

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

GOLF’S NEW WORLD HANDICAP SYSTEM DESIGNED TO WELCOME MORE GOLFERS



20 February 2018, St Andrews, Scotland and Liberty Corner, N.J., USA:

The way golfers around the world will calculate their handicaps is set to be transformed by a new system developed by The R&A and the USGA, with key features designed to provide all golfers with a consistent measure of playing ability.

The new World Handicap System, to be implemented in 2020, follows an extensive review of systems administered by six existing handicapping authorities: Golf Australia, the Council of National Golf Unions (CONGU) in Great Britain and Ireland, the European Golf Association (EGA), the South African Golf Association (SAGA), the Argentine Golf Association (AAG) and the USGA.

The new system will feature the following:

Flexibility in formats of play, allowing both competitive and recreational rounds to count for handicap purposes and ensuring that a golfer’s handicap is more reflective of potential ability

A minimal number of scores needed to obtain a new handicap; a recommendation that the number of scores needed to obtain a new handicap be 54 holes from any combination of 18-hole and 9-hole rounds, but with some discretion available for national or regional associations to set a different minimum within their own jurisdiction

A consistent handicap that is portable from course to course and country to country through worldwide use of the USGA Course and Slope Rating System, already successfully used in more than 80 countries

An average-based calculation of a handicap, taken from the best eight out of the last 20 scores and factoring in memory of demonstrated ability for better responsiveness and control

A calculation that considers the impact that abnormal course and weather conditions might have on a player’s performance each day

Daily handicap revisions, taking account of the course and weather conditions calculation

A limit of Net Double Bogey on the maximum hole score (for handicapping purposes only)

A maximum handicap limit of 54.0, regardless of gender, to encourage more golfers to measure and track their performance to increase their enjoyment of the game

TO READ MORE GO TO THE R&A WEBSITE

Sunday, February 18, 2018

WINTER FOURSOMES SEMI FINAL - GOES TO THE 18TH HOLE

Winter Foursomes Semi Final played at Cowglen

Home player Alyson McGinnigle with partner Carol McNally (Williamwood) had an extremely exciting semi final winter foursomes tie giving 7 shots to Gill Unick and Lorraine Morris also of Williamwood.

Alyson and Carol got off to a good start with some pars and a birdie resulting in being 4 up at turn.  Gill and Lorraine seriously rallied and played fabulous golf in the back 9. 

With ground conditions being extremely wet, 6 holes were shortened and indeed, the par 3 12th was closed.  This resulted in the par 4 13th being converted to 2 x par 3s.  


From the 10th hole Gill and Lorraine won the next 6 holes with a net score of 1 under par. Fantastic golf.  This resulted in the Williamwood pairing being 2 up with 3 to play.

Alyson and Carol won the par 3 16th with par bringing the game closer.  The long par 4 17th was the last stroking hole for Gill and Lorraine.  Alyson and Carol won this hole with bogey 5.  Game now square.  All to play for going up a shortened 18th.

Two good tee shots were followed by two good second shots.  Again a winter green with Gill and Lorraine posting bogey 5. 

Alyson had a downhill putt for par and a win.  The ball went in!  Could not have been closer, all down to the last ball struck.


Thanks go to Carol McNally for the report

Alison and Carol now meet Linda Ellery and Elizabeth Munro (East Renfrewshire) in the final -- To be arranged 

CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE RESULTS

Monday, February 12, 2018

CONGRATULATIONS GO TO MEGAN BRIGGS WHO HAS JUST GOT ENGAGED

Megan and fiancΓ© Iain Scholefield
 Many congratulations from all at RLCGA  to Past Scottish and County Champion Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) who has just got engaged to Iain Scholefield today in North Berwick. 

A CARD FROM US ALL

Sunday, February 04, 2018

£1,503 RAISED AT WONDERFUL BEETLE DRIVE AT HAGGS CASTLE GOLF CLUB




RLCGA members as always proved to be most loyal and generous by attending our annual fund raising Beetle Drive at Haggs Castle Golf Club, which catered for us very well. 

 88 ladies participated in the fun competition but they also contributed in several ways to achieving an incredible £1,503 profit. 

 The amount was achieved by means of a raffle, a star draw for some 4-ball vouchers and free lessons, and some silent auction items mostly provided by members. 

Generous donations were also given at the end of the afternoon, and many ladies also enjoyed some retail therapy through stalls set up by Carol McNally and Doreen Mains. 

A huge thanks is due to our hard working committee in the lead up to the event and on the afternoon (particularly Gillian Kyle and Marilyn Muir), with finishing touches provided by our wonderful photographers Fiona Armour and Carol Fell. 

 Finally RLCGA should not only be proud of its team and its juniors, but also its members. 





CLICK HERE TO SEE SOME PHOTOS -- Courtesy of Fiona Armour

Friday, February 02, 2018

BEETLE DRIVE 2018

Captain June and your RLCGA Committee look forward to welcoming you to Haggs Castle Golf Club on Sunday for our fundraising event. The fun begins at 2pm. Even if you have not formally signed up, please come along as we will be able to organise more tables if required on the day-only £5 to enter.

Donations of bottles and plants for the raffle will be very much appreciated. The raffle, together with the Silent Auction and Star Prize draw, generates our biggest income on the day. There are great prizes that have kindly been donated in both the Auction and Star Prize Draw so hopefully everyone will go home with something!

PAST CAPTAIN GILLIAN HAS A GREAT START TO 2018

I have just been playing with Past RLCGA Captain Gillian Kyle in the February Medal at Troon.  She had a gross 72.
One under the winter SSS  of 73. 

She had an Eagle 3 at the 2nd and out in par 37. Back in 35. 
Birdies at 10,11 and 18. Great score on a beautiful day.

I opted not to play in medal but went out as marker. I'm needing the practise!  It was just lovely to watch.

With the start of the season coming soon it is great that with golfers like Gillian things are looking good for Renfrewshire! 

Look forward to seeing everyone on Sunday at the Beetle Drive

Jen Mack (President)

Thursday, February 01, 2018

DETAILS OF THE SCOTTISH GOLF AGM


Scottish Golf is delighted to announce details for the 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM), which takes place on Sunday 4 March in Edinburgh.

Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club, easily accessible on the outskirts of the capital, is to host the event, and they very much hope you can attend.

CLICK HERE to read more

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

SQUAD COACHING FUN AT THE INDOOR GOLF ACADEMY

9 girls and 7 seniors enjoyed squad coaching with Karyn Burns at the Indoor Golf Centre at Kinning Park on Sunday 28th January. 



She split everyone into 3 teams with a mixture in each. 

There was a chipping challenge, putting competition and 9 holes strokeplay at Kingsbarns! (On simulator!) 

We had a speed putting challenge but that turned too competitive when someone (Liz!) introduced a quicker method which was perhaps not proper! 

The results were very close after Karyn interpretated them all and the winning team was Liz Stewart , Carol Whyte , Jennifer Lynagh (Caldwell), Emily Crushed (Eastwood) and Aaliyah Sandhu (Haggs Castle)

Everyone enjoyed pizza and time to chat afterwards.  Our thanks go to Karyn for organising a great session.

Monday, January 22, 2018

PAST COUNTY STALWART MAY MUIR OF RALSTON GOLF CLUB HAS DIED

by Morag Key 

I am sure many Members will remember the Mure sisters (May and Jessie) who were stalwarts of Ralston Golf Club, the County and the Vets. 

Jessie died about 25 years ago just after her 80th birthday. May sadly passed away last week and would have been 104 this Saturday. What an innings! She had been in a Care Home in Paisley for quite a long number of years now. 

Jessie and May were known the length and breadth of Scotland in golfing circles and sadly there won't be any of her contemporaries left. 

However, there will be a few County and Vet members who will remember May. 

Her funeral is on Thursday 1st February at 10am at Woodside Crematorium in Paisley.

When I took up golf in 1981, the Mures were very encouraging and once we started going to Open Days and golfing venues around Scotland and met other golfers, it was amazing how many asked if we knew the Mures when they heard we were from Ralston.  — 
We had to be on our best behaviour !

Sunday, January 14, 2018

SECOND QUARTER FINAL WINTER FOURSOMES TIE IS PLAYED

Cathy Morton and Lyn Black (Eastwood) played Alyson McGinnigle (Cowglen) and Carol McNally (Williamwood/Pollok) on a rather surprising dry and reasonably mild day for January. 

 Owing to ground conditions at Williamwood and Cowglen, the tie was played at Pollok as full course was open.

The "home" players got off to a good start. Cathy and Lyn pulled one back with par at 7th hole. Misfortune struck the Eastwood pairing at stroke index 1 allowing Alyson and Carol to stretch their lead. 

 Again the "visitors" pulled one back with par at 12th but par thereafter gave Alyson and Carol the victory.

Another super game of golf with great chat too.

SCOTTISH GOLF VOLUNTEER CHAPERONE ROLES


The Scottish Golf Performance Team are seeking volunteers to accompany the National squads and teams at selected domestic and Internationals events during 2018  in the role of Volunteer Team Chaperone. 

They are looking for individuals who are keen golfers, have a good understanding of Performance Sport and enjoy working with groups/teams.


Clare Queen has attached an advert for the role which details the responsibilities involved and would appreciate if you would circulate this among your members. 

If anyone has any questions or would like more information on what the role entails they can contact her. 


Although there is no deadline for anyone wishing to put their name forward we would like to hear from anyone interested by Monday 29th January.


CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS

Saturday, January 06, 2018

BEETLE DRIVE SUNDAY 4TH FEBRUARY


Our annual fundraising Beetle Drive is only 4 WEEKS away on Sunday February 4th from 2pm at Haggs Castle Golf Club. 

 It is now time to let your Committee know if you are able to come along and support the event on February 4th at Haggs Castle Golf Club. 
 Only £5 for a fun-filled afternoon. 

We have received generous 4 ball donations from various clubs which will be up for silent auction on the day. These include Glasgow Gailes, Bonnyton, Pollok, East Renfrewshire, Old Ranfurly, Whitecraigs and Ralston and hopefully more nearer the time. 

Why not get a group together and plan your bidding in advance? 
The raffle will be one of the major income generators and your donations will be gratefully received on the day or hand into Haggs Castle prior to the event. 

 So please reply to Past Captain Gillian asap at gilliank17@sky.com if you haven't already done so. Looking forward to kicking off the 2018 season with you all. 

 Regards, Captain June and the RLCGA Committee.