Sunday, April 29, 2018

Renfrewshire Girls play D&A Girls at Caldwell Golf Club

Despite depleted numbers due to exam pressures, the girls had a very enjoyable afternoon together at Caldwell GC. The sun shone for most of the afternoon which was a pleasant change.

Match 1: Orla Rooney (Cowglen) and Jennifer Lynagh (Caldwell) played 9 holes each against Sophie Murphy (Clydebank).

Match 2: Lauren Agnew (Eastwood) and Zara Thomson (Williamwood) played 9 holes each against Eilidh (Clydebank).

It was pleasing to see that the winter coaching had been worthwhile with some lovely golf being played.

Liz Hale from Caldwell kindly organised a Greensomes over 9 holes for the younger girls who have yet to gain a handicap. Lucie Barclay (Kilmacolm) and Ella McGrath (Caldwell) played against Mia Thyne (Caldwell), and Lily (Clydebank). The girls played very well and enjoyed the different format.

All the girls enjoyed drinks and a snack after their game and we thank Liz very much indeed for arranging courtesy of Caldwell for them. We look forward to a return match with D&A in the autumn.

Monday, April 16, 2018


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 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.


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



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 -- 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)




Sunday, April 08, 2018


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




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


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


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.