Monday, February 28, 2011

RENFREWSHIRE COUNTY DINNER-- SEND YOUR PAYMENT THIS WEEK IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE SO

The biennial County Dinner is on Thursday 17th March at Haggs Castle Golf Club at 7pm for 7:30pm, our guest speaker will be Colin Brown, immediate Past Captain of the R&A.
We look forward to hearing about his experiences in 2010. The cost is £25 which includes a drink on arrival.

PLEASE SEND YOUR PAYMENT  TO JEAN IRVINE (SECRETARY) BY THURSDAY 3rd MARCH.

LGU AGM -- GB&I CAPTAIN ALISON NICHOLAS MAKES US ALL LAUGH !

Alison Nicholas and Trish Brown -- Click to enlarge
The LGU AGM was held in the Holiday Inn in West Nile Street in Glasgow on Saturday 26th February .
Trish Brown (Captain), Maureen Mitchell (Junior Secretary) Jennifer Mack and Carol Fell all attended the meeting
 An excellent AGM was run by the LGU  with Gillian Kirkwood (Chairman) , Jane Brown (Finance Director) and Shona Malcom (CEO) all giving their reports.
 Mrs Jill Edwards MBE  was appointed as the new President from the retiring President Maureen Lockett.
Janet Wake leaves the Council and Board and  Lorna Bennett takes over the vacancy.
At the close of the meeting Alison Nicholas,(pictured above with Trish) Captain of the 2011 GB&I Solheim Cup team gave a fantastic insight into the problems tears and joys of being a Captain. The audience all enjoyed her humour and there was much laughter.
To read more go to the LGU Website

Sunday, February 27, 2011

CLARE- MARIE (CMC) IS NOW CMM !

Callum and Clare- Marie - Click to enlarge

Many thanks to Mandy Macaulay who sent the picture.

Many congratulations go Clare- Marie Carlton who got married to Scottish Golf Professional Callum Macaulay on Friday.
Both Christeen Finlayson and Trish Brown went along to watch and take one or two photos of the "BIG DAY" for CMC who may now be known as CMM although some of her "Facebook " friends where a couple of more photos came from think she should stick with CMC !!



MANY CONGRATULATIONS FROM ALL IN RLCGA

Saturday, February 26, 2011

LGU DINNER AT THE HOLIDAY INN IN GLASGOW

Aileen, Beth, Jen, Fiona and Carol - Click to enlarge

The LGU dinner was held last night Friday 25th February at the Holiday Inn in West Nile Street Glasgow. Aileen Wilson, Beth Paterson, Fiona Roger, Carol Fell and Jennifer Mack were all there.
Guests at the dinner were Tegwen Matthews who has been appointed as the captain of Great Britain and Ireland's 2012 Curtis Cup team and Alison Nicholas who won the 1987 Weetabix Ladies British Open at St Mellion.
The highlight of Alison's career was when she was crowned 1997 US Open Champion when she held off golfing legend Nancy Lopez to win her first major. Following this success Alison was awarded the MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to women's golf.

Representing Europe in the Solheim Cup six times was memorable for Alison especially being on three victorious teams in 1992, 2000 and as Vice Captain in 2003.


She was the Solheim Cup European Team Captain for 2009 and is the Team Captain for 2011 European Solheim Cup with Ladies European Tour members Annika Sorenstam and Joanne Morley who have been selected as her vice-captains. This years Solheim Cup is to be played in Ireland at Killeen Castle -- To read more CLICK HERE

To see some photos from the evenings event click on the small photo of Tegwen and Alison below

LGU Dinner

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

CLARE MARIE IS GETTING MARRIED ON FRIDAY

Callum Macaulay and Clare- Marie Carlton - Click to enlarge
Past Renfrewshire County Team Member Clare- Marie Carlton who is now part of the Playsport Golf Team in East Kilbride is getting married on Friday 25th February at 2pm at St. Charles Church, Paisley to Scottish Golf Professional Callum Macaulay.
CLICK HERE to see where the church is.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

VICE CAPTAIN MAUREEN AT PLAYSPORT WITH THE SENIOR AND JUNIOR SQUADS

It was a crisp but very cool February day today and Vice Captain Maureen was freezing. Gillian Kyle came along although she is carrying a back injury and didn’t take part in too much of the golf although she walked around with her team mates and did the short game practice. Trish is away bonding with her new grandson this weekend!!

Here are some photographs of today’s training taken by Maureen with both the Junior and Senior Squads.

Click on the small picture below of Lesley and Gillian to see them all in action

2011 RLCGA County Training

EILIDH AND MEGAN ARE AWARD WINNERS AT THE SCOTTISH GOLF AWARDS

The Scottish Golf Awards Dinner was held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Friday Evening.

Many Congraulations go to Renfrewshire's 2010 County Champion Eilidh Briggs (SLGA Girls Order of Merit Winner) and to Kelsey MacDonald who was the winner of the SLGA Ladies Order of Merit  --- pictured left






Congratulations also go to Renfrewshire's Megan Briggs who was part of Lesley Nicholson's all conquering Scotland Home International Team that won the Team of the Year Award -- pictured right



The Scottish European Senior Women's Championship Team was also in the running for the Team award, along with the Scotland Boy's Home International team who beat England for the first time in 13 yeras and the North East Men's Team that won their first Scottish Area Team Championship since 1992.
Colin Montgomerie and Paul Lawrie were both awarded LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

My thanks go to the SLGA for inviting your webmaster to the dinner which was absolutely fantastic



Click Here and then click on slideshow to see larger picture and download a favourite

Here are a couple of videos from the evening -----


Saturday, February 19, 2011

I'M SENDING YOU SOME SPRING!!!!!

The weather has been horrible the last few days -- so --
CLICK HERE FOR SOME FLOWER POWER !!
I think we all need a little spring today ---  Click on the link above You will get a black page. 

Click your mouse anywhere (& everywhere) on the page & see what happens!
Better yet, click (hold down) & drag your mouse over the black page.... 
Enjoy!! Thanks go to Ralston's Morag Keys for this ray of sunshine !! 

MARGARET GRAY AND GLENNIS RENTOUL ARE THROUGH TO THE WINTER FOURSOMES FINAL

Margaret Gray and Glennis Rentoul (Old Ranfurly) had a great game against local rivals Mary Hardie and Helen Abram (Ranfurly Castle) in the semi finals of the Winter Foursomes. Their match was finally decided by a 3&2 win by the home pair. n

They now play the winners of the other semi final between Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle) & Janette McCartney (Erskine)against Thea Morgan and Maureen Little from Whitecraigs. Their match has been arranged for Tuesday 1st March.

Friday, February 18, 2011

2011 LGU YEARBOOK

Here is an electronic version of the 2011 LGU Yearbook.

A paper version will be distributed to clubs with the next LGU mailing.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ELECTRONIC 2011 LGU YEARBOOK

Monday, February 14, 2011

COLIN AND TRISH WISH ALL OUR READERS A HAPPY ST. VALENTINES DAY

Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab!

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MARCH GROUP COACHING AT PLAYSPORT GOLF



GROUP COACHING - MARCH 2011
Skills Development Sessions for ages 9-11 years
4 x 60min sessions for ONLY £40
Saturday Sessions starting 5th March - 1-2pm
Sunday Sessions starting 6th March - 1-2pm
Tuesday Sessions starting 8th March - 5-6pm
Wednesday Sessions starting 9th March - 5-6pm
Introduction to Golf Sessions for ages 7-8 years
4 x 60min sessions for ONLY £25
Saturday Sessions starting 5th March - 10-11am
Tuesday Sessions starting 8th March - 4.30-5.30pm
Thursday Sessions starting 10th March - 4.30-5.30pm

ADULT GROUP COACHING SESSIONS - 4x60min for ONLY £40
Tuesday sessions starting 8th March for four consecutive weeks...
Beginners:              7-8pm
Intermediate:          8-9pm
Thursday sessions starting 10th March for four consecutive weeks...
Beginners:              7-8pm
Intermediate:          8-9pm
CONTACT RECEPTION TO BOOK YOUR SPACE



Sunday, February 13, 2011

LOOKING TO ENTER AN OPEN DAY

It is now the time of year when Golf Clubs start to advertise their Open Days. Go to the West of Scotland Website to see a couple that have been advertised so far.
When in the Website Click on the HOME button to read any other news

Saturday, February 12, 2011

THIRD TIME LUCKY FOR THE LAST QUARTER FINAL WINTER FOURSOMES TIE

Carol Anderson on the 8th Green (Click to enlarge)
The last of the Quarter Finals of the Winter Foursomes was eventually played today on their third attempt at Ranfurly Castle Golf Club . What a beautiful day they had with the match being played on the full course, with rainbows (pictured left) and sunshine - a total delight
Janette McCartney (Erskine) and Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle) were the eventual winners against Lois Brown (Kilmacolm) and Carol Anderson (Eastwood) by 3 and 1. In a very closely contested match that really was only decided by the odd putt -- everyone played to their total surprise -- "REALLY QUITE WELL"

Carol Anderson playing off a handicap of 20 had some superb shots and Lois who also played well and putted exceptionally well (eg a 40 foot putt at the 16th to win the hole !) --- The match was a close contest.
Janette and Carol (Fell) had to give 8 strokes but were delighted to have played well to manage to overcome the strong challenge.
When the match finished on the 17th your Webmaster Carol tried to take a photograph on the 18th tee (pictured left -- click to enlarge)  with her camera on a time delay. However she was a bit slow trying to run into the photo -- hence the missing Carol (F) and the poor photo of Carol (A), Lois and Janette!! 
They now meet Morag Little and Thea Morgan (Whitecraigs) in the Semi Final. The other semi final is between Margaret Gray and Glennis Rentoul (Old Ranfurly) and Mary Hardie and Helen Abram (Ranfurly Castle)


The 19th Hole was enjoyed by all and many thanks go to Rosemary Reedie who took the photo back in the clubhouse
The 19th Hole -- Click to enlarge

Thursday, February 10, 2011

THE 2011 ON LINE ENTRIES TO COMPETITIONS IS NOW AVAILABLE

The On Line Entry for this years County Medals and Competitions is now available.
The link is found on the LHS of this webpage --- 2011 Competition entries
When using the form for the entry PLEASE USE THE BACK ARROW ON YOUR WINDOWS TOOLBAR TO COME BACK TO THE WEBSITE

SLGA 2011 FIXTURE LIST

The fixture list for the 2011 season  can be found at the following link:

FIXTURE LIST 2011 (SLGA WEBSITE)

Please note - there have been corrections to the dates for the Girls' Home International Matches (3 - 5 August) and the Senior Ladies' Home International Matches (28 - 30 September) on this list.

Entry forms will be available to download from the SLGA web-site

PLEASE ALSO NOTE THERE IS AN ERROR ON THE RLCGA FIXTURE CARD --- THE WEST OF SCOTLAND CHAMPIONSHIP IS ON THE 8th MAY NOT THE 1st MAY AS IS ON THE CARD

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

SENIOR AND JUNIOR SQUAD TRAINING

The Senior and Junior Squads had their first winter training sessions on Sunday. It wasn't a bad morning albeit they were in the bays at Playsport.
Lesley MacKay started with the Juniors, 14 of them, at 9.30, getting them in the mood for golf again. They moved onto some target practice and amid much laughter and chat there was a great mood amongst them all and a lot of potential was shown.

The Seniors followed on at 11.30 with 11 in the group this week.....

Donna Jackson, Liz Stewart, Carol Whyte, Sara McCorkell, Gillian Kyle, Nicky Henderson, Patricia Davidson, Lesley Cosh, Alyson McKechin, Linsey Stevenson, Natasha Qayum,
Absent: Megan Briggs, Eilidh Briggs and Gillian McGinlay

It was good to see each other again and we were delighted that Sara McCorkell joined us after a year away following the birth of her little boy. Among other things, Lesley had the squad practicing fades and draws and with working in pairs they received points for their success. They too had some target practice and in the end the player who amassed the most points was Liz Stewart.....well done Liz!

Both Senior and Junior Squads meet again in 2 weeks time for our next session.

Trish Brown

Thursday, February 03, 2011

THE FINAL WINTER FOURSOMES QUARTER FINAL IS HIT BY BAD WEATHER AGAIN !!

What a gale tonight!

Lois Brown dropped in to Ranfurly Castle this afternoon and the course was closed because of snow until lunch time and it was hideous by 2pm!
Good call off decision last night.
Saturday 12th February at around 11am for next and final date.
We are all keeping our fingers crossed !!
Go to the top of the web page for the DRAW SHEET

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

SLGA ENTRY FORMS ARE AVAILABLE

Entry forms for the 2011 season are now available to download from the SLGA WEBSITE

The first major event of the 2011 Scottish Ladies' Golfing Association season will be the SLGA Under 16 Open Stroke Play Championship from 14 - 15 April at Strathmore Golf Centre, near Alyth, which proved a popular venue in 2010.

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR ENTRY FORMS FROM THE SLGA WEBSITE