Saturday, August 19, 2017

GILLIAN AND DONNA SELECTED FOR SENIOR INTERNATIONAL TEAMS


Many congrats go to Captain Gillian Kyle and Donna Jackson on their selection for the following teams : CLICK HERE

Friday, August 18, 2017

HELPERS REQUIRED FOR CAMPBELL CLOCK


Renfrewshire's annual girls' competition takes place at Whitecraigs GC on Sunday 10th September from 2pm.

We hope to run 3 different competitions to suit all levels of young golfers over the age of 8-
18 hole stableford-playing for the "Campbell Clock,"
kindly donated by the late Lesley Campbell of Whitecraigs.
8 hole stableford
9 hole Par 3 competition

Please spread the word around your club as numbers are still low.

We do require some helpers on the actual day to be walking scorers with the younger girls and to help with starting and prizegiving. Please contact Gillian Kyle- gilliank17@sky.com - if you would be able to help along. It would be very much appreciated.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

MARION MUNRO IS THE OVERALL WINNER OF THE AUGUST MEDAL AT WHITECRAIGS

From an original field of 38 entries, only 20 ladies braved today's wet weather at Whitecraigs Golf Club to play in our last medal of the 2017 season.
Given the amount of rain we've had recently the course played long but their greens were excellent although tricky for some!!!


Scratch was won by Julie Wilson (Williamwood) with a gross 82. Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle) was a close second with a gross 84.

Marion Munro (Ranfurly Castle) - pictured won Division 1 with a net 74.
Denise Cowan was second with a net 78 (bih) over Julie Wilson (Williamwood) also with a net 78.

Michelle Anderson (Hilton Park) won Division 2 with a net 76.
Linda Ellery (East Renfrewshire) was second with a net 84 (bih) over Nancy MacGadie (Ranfurly Castle) also with a net 84.

The competition was "reduction only "


RESULTS:
SSS 72 CSS 75 (RO)

Scratch: Julie Wilson (Williamwood) 82 

Scratch - 12 Hcp: 
1st: Marion Munro (Ranfurly Castle) 86 (12) 74
2nd: Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle) 84 (6) 78 (bih)
3rd: Julie Wilson (Williamwood) 82 (4) 78 

Hcp 13 + 
1st: Michelle Anderson (Hilton Park)  91 (15) 76
2nd: Linda Ellery (East Renfrewshire)  103 (19) 84 (bih)
3rd: Nancy MacGadie (Ranfurly Castle) 99 (15) 84 (bih)

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

2017 County Rosebowl Update


Qual
No.
1st Round 
Semi Final 
TBA September 2017
To be played by 
Monday 17th July 2017

To be played by 
Monday 14th August 2017

Final date and venue to be arranged
1
Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle)
Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle)Gill McLeod (Williamwood)
8
Carol McNally (Williamwood)
5
Gill McLeod
 (Williamwood)
Gill McLeod (Williamwood)
4
Anne Judge
Ranfurly Castle)
3
Alyson McGinnigle (Cowglen)
Alyson McGinnigle (Cowglen)Alyson McGinnigle (Cowglen)
6
Marion Stewart  (Kilmacolm)
7
Shirley Back
(Gleddoch)
Donna Jackson (Troon Ladies) 
2
Donna Jackson
(Troon Ladies)

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

ARRANGEMENTS FOR ANNE MORGAN'S FUNERAL

Past-President Eileen Gibb has kindly offered to organise transport to Past Captain Anne Morgan's funeral on Thursday August 10th in Kilconquhar if there are ladies who would like to attend.

Please contact Eileen direct on 0141 633 1077.

Announcement in the Glasgow Herald - Click Here

Monday, July 31, 2017

PAST RLCGA PRESIDENT AND CAPTAIN ANNE MORGAN (MACLEOD) HAS DIED

It is with great sadness to inform you that RLCGA Past President and Captain Anne Morgan (MacLeod)  died peacefully on the 27th July.

Anne who sported a handicap as low as one set up the Whitecraigs ladies course record of 71 in 1973 and perhaps it still stands to this day  (to be confirmed). She was was Club Champion of Whitecraigs on 21 occasions.

She was runner up in the Renfrewshire County Championship in 1971 and was a County Team player on many occasions.

Administrative abilities and her charm and diplomacy were also well recognised.
She was County Captain in 1973 / 1974 and President of RLCGA for 5 years before retiring in 1999.
In 1998 she presented the Association with the Honorary Life President's brooch to the late Miss Kathleen McNeil.
She then married James Morgan and lived in Kilconquhar, Fife, Scotland.

Anne who was known by many of us will be sorely missed. 


Renfrewshire ladies was a huge part of her life which held many happy memories for her which she treasured. 
There will be a service of celebration of her life at Kilconquhar parish church on Thursday 10th August at 12.30 pm to which all friends are warmly invited. Please dress brightly. 

Yours sincerely James Morgan

JENNIFER RANKINE IS 3RD IN THE STROKEPLAY OF THE ST ANDREWS JUNIOR LADIES OPEN QUALIFYING ROUND

In the St Andrews Junior Ladies Open qualifying round over Strathtyrum.
Kirsten Brown (Strathaven) led the way with a 68, one ahead of Megan Ashley (Strathmore) with more Scots, Mirren Fraser (Powfoot), Fiona Rattray (Douglas Park), Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle) and Jennifer Saxton (Muckhart) sharing third place on the 70 mark.

JUNIOR LADIES OPEN
Strathtyrum Course
LEADING QUALIFIERS
Par 71
68 Kirsten Brown (Strathaven).
69 Megan Ashley (Strathmore).
70 Mirren Fraser (Powfoot), Caterina Mora (Spain), Fiona Rattray (Douglas Park), Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle), Jennifer Saxton (Muckhart).
71 Eloise Healey (W Lancs), Jess Baker (Gosforth Park), Jessica Bailey (Kirby Muxloe).
72 Kimberley Beveridge (Aboyne), Nicol B Lorup (Denmark).
73 Meghan Hopkins (Shifnal), Ellie Docherty (Moray), Susan Woodhouse (East Kilbride), Katie Sibley (Carlisle).
74 Lorna McClymont (Milngavie), Laura P Barceló (Spain)

CLICK HERE for all scores
SCRATCH MATCHPLAY DRAW -- 73 AND BETTER HAVE QUALIFIED FOR THE 16 PLACES

Sunday, July 30, 2017

EILIDH IS 3RD IN THE MACKIE BOWL

Renfrewshire's Eilidh Briggs, Jennifer Rankine and Emma Kenndy were all playing in the Mackie Bowl at Gullane today. 
Tara McTaggart (Minto) was the winner with an 8 under par total for the 2 rounds 
Eilidh was 3rd - 6 shots behind 
To read the full report go to KirkwoodGolf Website   

Thursday, July 27, 2017

JENNIFER WINS UNDER 21 FALDO SERIES TITLE

Renfrewshire's  Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle), with scores of 72, 76 and 80, won the Under-21s' title with a 228 total in the Faldo Series Scotland open girls' championship which ended at The Duke's Course, St Andrews yesterday (Wed), while Switzerland-based Cameron Neilson was the Under-16s winner

GIRLS' FINAL TOTALS
226 C Neilson (Alvaneu Bad, Switzerland) 81 70 75.
228 J Rankine (Haggs Castle) 72 76 80
230 K Brodie (Strathmore) 78 76 76

OTHER SCOTS' TOTALS
231 M Ashley 77 77 77
232 A Muirhead 79 74 79
239 C Taylor 90 76 73.
250 L McClymont 83 80 87.
253 A Mitchell 87 86 80.
267 R Erskine (Kilmacolm) 88 87 92.
268 E Caton 83 92 93.

To read the full report and all the boys totals go to the ScottishGolfView Website

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

JENNIFER LEADS FALDO SERIES & GIRLS EVENT AT THE DUKES

Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle) has a four-stroke lead after two round of the Faldo Series Scottish girls' championship at The Duke's Course, St Andrews.
Jennifer has scored 72-76 for 148.
Her nearest challenge is England's Fern Clark who has shot 72-76 for 153.
Scot Alison Muirhead is in third place with 79 and 74 for 153.


FALDO SERIES SCOTTISH GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP

148 Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle) 72 76
152 Fern Clark (Eng) 73 79.
153 Alison Muirhead (Dubai) 79 74
154 Kirsty Brodie (Strathmore) 78 76, Jade Guest (Eng) 78 76.

OTHER SCOTS' SCORES
163 Lorna McClymont 83 80 (8th)
166 Carinne Taylor 90 76 (10th).

Saturday, July 15, 2017

SWING INTO ACTION AND SUPPORT SCOTTISH WOMEN IN SPORT AT OUR INAUGURAL GOLF DAY



As the home of this great sport, Scotland has produced some fine golfers over the years and this September we’re giving you the chance to showcase your skills – or lack of them – while supporting Scottish Women in Sport! 
We’re delighted to announce our inaugural annual Golf Day will take place on Thursday September 7th, 2017 at the magnificent Buchanan Castle Golf Club in Drymen.

A host of celebrities from sport, entertainment and politics have already signed up to support the day and play, now you have the opportunity to team up with them on the outskirts of Glasgow. 
Join in the fun and get into the swing of things by entering a team of three players. Your four-ball will be completed by the inclusion of one of the stars participating.

So, if you fancy your chances with the putter against Craig Brown, former Scotland Manager or Kylie Henry, professional golfer or off the tee against Alison Walker, sports broadcaster, former Rangers player Alex Rae or Celtic legend Frank McAvennie then sign up now. 

The day is a great opportunity to enjoy time with colleagues away from the office and network with other businesses, while backing the charity, Scottish Women in Sport. 
A team costs £450 and for that you get an action-packed day out: 
Starting at midday with a light lunch before heading out onto the course for 18 holes of golf. The round will be followed by a sumptuous buffet in the Trophy Room, during which there will be a raffle and some fabulous prizes to give away to conclude a great day out. 

Sponsorship packages are available upon request to enjoy corporate partnership visibility/prominence – contact scottishwomeninsport@gmail.com 
Tel: 07760 881687

As ever, all proceeds will go to Scottish Women in Sport, allowing the foundation to continue its drive to enable females of all ages, abilities, ethnicities and walks of life to participle in sport. 

We look forward to seeing you on September 7th, 2017. Happy practicing! 

Thursday, July 13, 2017

THANK YOU FROM YOUR WEBMASTER


Your Webmaster Carol Fell would like to thank you all for the 2 lovely plants that Captain Gillian delivered this week to Gordon and myself on behalf of you all.
Gordon is progressing fairly well after his stroke last month.  Luckily no limb problems (language centre affected) and he is starting to potter in his garden and hopes to perhaps hit a golf ball again and practice his bunker play !!



CLICK HERE FOR YOUR THANK YOU CARD

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP UPDATE

Emily Crusher (Eastwood) and Heather Mushet (Elderslie) had a very tight match on Saturday at Eastwood GC. It was a very balanced game with both girls getting to 2 up at some point in the game. All square after the 18th tested their nerves and with Heather's tee shot just sticking on the slope at the 19th, Emily went on to win the match. She now plays Niamh Kinney at Erskine.

In the other half, Romy "no nerves" Erskine (Kilmacolm) beat Alison Macnab (Ranfurly Castle) 3&2. Rain and holidays have delayed knowing who her next opponent is-either Hannah Carson (East Ren) or Jennifer Rankine (Haggs) who will be playing their tie next week.

Sunday, July 09, 2017

COUNTY ROSEBOWL RESULTS UPDATE


Qual
No.
1st Round 
Semi Final 
TBA September 2017
To be played by 
Monday 17th July 2017

To be played by 
Monday 14th August 2017

Final date and venue to be arranged
1
Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle)
Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle)
8
Carol McNally (Williamwood)
5
Gill McLeod
 (Williamwood)
Gill McLeod (Williamwood)
4
Anne Judge
Ranfurly Castle)
3
Alyson McGinnigle (Cowglen)
Alyson McGinnigle (Cowglen)-
6
Marion Stewart  (Kilmacolm)
7
Shirley Back
(Gleddoch)
Donna Jackson (Troon Ladies) 
2
Donna Jackson
(Troon Ladies)

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

VICE CAPTAIN JUNE WINS THE ERSKINE MEDAL

The well supported field was dramatically reduced to 17 as the wet rainy weather hit Renfrewshire.

Eleven brave ladies ventured out into the rain during the day with the six evening players hitting dry conditions. The course held up well and many of those who played gave very positive feedback regarding its condition despite the weather.

Julie Wilson (Williamwood) won the scratch with a gross 81 and a bih over Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire).

June Lockhart (Gleddoch) pictured won Division One with a 75 nett. Julie Wilson (Williamwood) and Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle) were in second and third place with a 77 and 78 nett respectively.

Division Two was won by Elaine Robb (Milngavie) with a nett 76 - this was despite Elaine trying to knock herself out in the car park prior to play!!!! Lesley Anderson (Caldwell) and Linda Honeyman (Erskine) were second and third with a nett 79 and 81 respectively.

Many ladies turned up on the day and turned the terrible wet conditions into a positive over coffee and a chat.

RESULTS:
SSS 72 CSS 75

Scratch: Julie Wilson (Williamwood) 81 (bih)

Scratch - 12 Hcp: 
1st: June Lockhart (Gleddoch) 87 (12) 75
2nd: Julie Wilson (Williamwood) 81 (4) 77
3rd: Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle) 83 (5) 78 (bih)

Hcp 13 + 
1st: Elaine Robb (Milngavie) 90 (14) 76
2nd: Lesley Anderson (Erskine) 100 (21) 79
3rd: Linda Honeyman (Erskine) 97 (16) 81

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

COUNTY JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS


 Caitland Caulfield and Hannah Carson
In the Preliminary round of the County Junior Championship, Hannah Carson and Caitlin Caulfield (both East Renfrewshire) played their tie last Sunday. Hannah has previously lived and golfed in Dubai and is still acclimatising to the Scottish golfing weather. But her experience shone through and she comfortably beat Caitlin. Caitlin has not golfed much this year due to exams but had our only singles win at the Kennedy Salver at Clober back in June. Hopefully with the school holidays now here, they will both be playing in everything possible to see their handicaps tumbling down.
Hannah now meets Jennifer Rankine of Haggs.

Sophie Kyle and Niamh Kinney
The other match was also played at East Renfrewshire at the weekend between Sophie Kyle and Niamh Kinney (Erskine). Niamh’s maturity and experience, plus her good golf won her the match comfortably 3&2. She now meets the winner of Emily Crusher (Eastwood) and Heather Mushet (Elderslie).

Monday, July 03, 2017

RECORD BREAKER EILIDH FINISHES TIED 5TH IN GERMANY


EILIDH BRIGGS WITH SOME CHAMPAGNE !

RLCGA's Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) broke the  course record at Mulheim Golf Course near Dusseldorf with a final round 64 [-8]   and finished tied for fifth place on 287, six strokes behind the winner, Marie Coors (Frankfurter Golf Club, Germany). 
The previous course record was held by Caroline Masson (Germany)

Both Eilidh, pictured, and Chloe Goadby (St Regulus) were supported by Scottish Golf to attend the event which concluded on Sunday.   118 competitors from through out European played in the 77th year of this tournament.

Unfortunately, Chloe did not make it to Sunday's final round as only 60 players and ties were successful.

Leading Final Totals
Par 288 (4x72)
281 Marie Coors (Germany)  69, 68 72, 72
285 Franziska Friedrich (Germany) 68 72 74 71
286 Jana Melichova (Czech) 75 70 70 71,  Paula Kirner (Germany) 70 71 72 73
287 Eilidh Briggs (Scotland) 74 75 74 64, Cecilie Finne-Ipsen (Denmark) 74 71 70 72, Laura Kowohl (Germany) 73 74 72 68.

Scoreboard

Sunday, July 02, 2017

PLEASE CHECK OUT YOUR ROUTE FOR TRAVELLING TO THE JULY MEDAL AT ERSKINE

The road from Erskine Hospital to the Golf Club is going to be closed all this week. --- That's the back road past Mar Hall. 

As regards the best route for people coming down the M8 is as follows-

Come off at the St. James roundabout and take the A726 to the old Red Smiddy Roundabout. That's along the side of the airport. Continue through first Roundabout to the second one.
At this Roundabout take a left on the A8 to Bishopton. Continue on the A8 through first Roundabout, through first set of traffic lights and up to second set of lights at Ferry Road. Turn right there and continue on Ferry Road and the Golf Course is on the left.

 It's really simple but you know what it's like if you don't know where you are going!
I'm not sure how folks coming over the Erskine Bridge would approach Bishopton when the back road is closed. 

Maybe check out google maps before you leave for your best route or contact Sandra Littlejohn for further details 


Starting Times -- Tuesday 4th July 

 09:30 Denise Cowan (6c AWAY) Jennifer Mack (8c AWAY)
09:38 Christine Fowler (9c AWAY) Anabel Kane (9c AWAY) Janette McCartney (11c AWAY)
09:45 June Lockhart (11c AWAY) Niamh Kinney (12c AWAY) Emma Kennedy (7c AWAY)
 09:53 Morag Key (13c AWAY) Morag Turner (14c AWAY) Marianne McKelvie (14c AWAY)
10:00 Fiona Armour (14c AWAY) Fiona Roger (14c AWAY) Nancy MacGadie (15c AWAY)
10:08 Michelle Anderson (15c AWAY) Lois Brown (13c AWAY) Anita McMillan (16c AWAY)
10:15 Muriel Young (17c AWAY) Carolyn Reuben (18c AWAY) Lilias Snodgrass (18c AWAY)
10:23 Joyce Kelly (18c AWAY) Cherry Briggs (20c AWAY) Jean Irvine (21c AWAY)
10:30 Linda Anderson (23c AWAY) Jackie McCabe (23c AWAY) Pam Harvey (25c AWAY)

10:45 Lynda Bradley (11c AWAY) Jean Sloan (11c AWAY) Ahllanna Taylor (21c AWAY)1
10:53 Cathy Morton (12c AWAY) Merope Dunlop (15c AWAY) Isabell Donnelly (16c AWAY)
11:00 June Irons (18c AWAY) M Mitchell (19c AWAY) Sheila Shaw (21c AWAY)
11:08 Norah Adams (20c AWAY) Fay Storey (22c AWAY) Lesley Anderson (22c AWAY)
11:15 Shirley Back (7c AWAY) Sandra Littlejohn (14c AWAY) Liz Stewart (3c AWAY)

17:30 Donna Jackson (2c AWAY) Patricia Davidson (4c AWAY)
17:38 Gillian Kyle (4c AWAY) Carol Whyte (5c AWAY) Julie Wilson (5c AWAY)
17:45 Lindsay Mathie (9c AWAY) Elaine Robb (13c AWAY) Linda Honeyman (16c AWAY)

Please go to HowDidIDo booking/ timesheet for any changes nearer the date and please ignore if your handicap is not correct on the list above - all will be sorted on the day.

Friday, June 30, 2017

GILLIAN LOSES IN THE SEMI FINAL OF THE SCOTTISH SENIOR MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP

Gillian Kyle with her Semi Finalist Bronze Medal
Captain Gillian Kyle put up a great fight this morning to just lose out a place in the final of the Scottish Seniors Women's Matchplay Championship at Blairgowrie this morning. 
She lost by 1 hole to the eventual winner Fiona De Vries (St Rule)

GO TO THE KIRKWOOD GOLF WEBSITE FOR THE FULL REPORT