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April 2006


Friday 28th April2006:Ranfuly Castle pairing win the County Winter Foursomes Final over Cowglen and trio do well in the Scottish University Championships

The Winter Foursomes Finalists

From L to R: Anne Robinson, Alison Patrick, Fiona Roger, Captain Beth Paterson, Eleanor Bremner, and Linda Stevenson

You all missed an excellent final yesterday at Cowglen Golf Club between Fiona Roger and Anne Robinson (Ranfurly Castle) and Linda Stevenson and  Alison Patrick (Whitecraigs). Fiona and Anne were the eventual winners at the 17th with a 3 and 1 win. Captain Beth Paterson refereed and with Vice Captain Christeen Finlayson presented the winner's plates. Eleanor Bremner who organised the draw sheet was there to see them off at the start.
A few photos have been taken so click here to see them.
Photographs of the Winter Foursomes Final
---- Hope you like the umbrellas. Why not email Anne Robinson with the message  I would like to order a new umbrella or a jersey


Three Renfrewshire County members played in the Scottish Universities Championships at Moray Golf Club, Lossiemouth. Clare- Marie Carlton (Fereneze) representing Stirling University won the Women’s title with a gross 235 – 78, 79, 78. Katie Robinson (Ranfurly Castle) the Ladies Captain of Edinburgh University was 15th. Sarah Paterson (Eastwood) of Edinburgh University won the Women’s Handicap event with a net score of 226 - 72 74 80.

The weather for the three day event was horrendous!

Many Congratulations to you all


Thursday 27th April 2006: Do you need an Entry Form

Jane Thomson has entry forms for numerous SLGA Events. If you would like one then see what is on offer at SLGA Open Competitions Forms. Also there is a Junior Event at Erskine on Monday 26th June. Get your entry form from the Junior News Page (25th April)
To see the result of today's Winter Foursomes Final ------Go to the  HOT NEWS PAGE. Report to follow when I have time !!


Wednesday 26th April 2006 : Have you got an extra pair of waterproof trousers in your golf bag --- Please have a look. Come along and watch the Final of the Winter Foursomes.

Heather Anderson has lost her waterproof trousers and was wondering if any of the ladies playing in the championship qualifier at Eastwood last Tuesday accidently took home an extra pair. She Ieft them somewhere beside her visor. She has recovered her visor but alas no trousers. Could you please check you bags at home in case you have picked up an extra pair of trousers and if you find you have please email me and I will let her know.
Tomorrow is the final of the Winter Foursomes at
Cowglen. The Final is between A Patrick and L Stevenson (Whitecraigs) and F Roger and A Robinson (Ranfurly Castle). The tee off time is 11am ---- Please do come along and support


Monday 24th April 2006: Draw for the May Medal at Haggs Castle is now available and NEWS from the West Vets Spring Meeting at Sandyhill

Brenda Livingstone has just completed the draw for the County Medal at Haggs Castle on Monday 8th May. To see the draw Click Here Haggs Castle Drawsheet
Please also note no shorts are allowed in the Clubhouse ----
Shorts what are those !!!
The West Vets Spring Meeting took place today at Sandyhills Golf Club on  dry but blustery day. Robina Gilbertson (Ayr Bellisle) had the best round of the day with a Gross 79. Rosemary Donaldson (Troon Ladies) won the handicap award with a net  score of 74 by beating  our own RLCGA Match Secretary Fiona Roger (Ranfurly Castle) by the better inward half.
In the Bronze Division our RLCGA Secretary Jane Thomson (Whitecraigs) won the handicap award with a net 72.
The SSS 73 CSS 75.
The  new vets website West Vets Website is now up and running for all up to date stories.However, you can also click on this link for the results of the day.
West Vets Spring Meeting Results


Thursday 20th April 2006 : Megan Briggs is the 2006 RLCGA Champion

Megan Briggs 2006 RLCGA Champion
Megan Briggs, 16-year-old leading qualifier from Kilmacolm, won the Renfrewshire County Championship today by beating 10 times Champion Donna Jackson from Cochrane Castle
Megan who was in fantastic form throughout the Championship was out in a 2 under par 34 against Donna's 2 over par 38 and was 4 up at the turn. She then birdied the 10th to go 5up, halved the 11th in 3 and then birdied the 12th with another 3 to go 5 up. A safe par putt at the par 5 13th to halve the hole resulted in a first time Championship win for young Megan.
To add to her day was a HOLE IN 1 at the 7th in the morning in her winning semi final tie against Sara Harman.

Semi Finals : Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) beat Sara Harman 3/2
Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle) beat Gillian Kyle (East Renfreshire) at the 20th
Final : Megan Briggs beat Donna Jackson 6/5


Wednesday 19th April 2006: 10 Times Champion Donna still in contention and young Megan is through to Semi's

 Megan Briggs, 16-year-old leading qualifier from Kilmacolm, is through to this morning’s (Thursday) semi-finals of the Renfrewshire women’s county golf championship at Eastwood Golf Club.
But her 12-year-old sister Eilidh lost to 10 times county champion Donna Jackson.
In the last four, it will be Megan Briggs against Sarah Harman (Williamwood), title-winner in 2002, and Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle) will play Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire).

Match-play – First round - M Briggs (Kilmacolm) bt F Roger (Ranfurly Castle) 7 and 5, G McGinlay (Cochrane Castle) bt E Thomson (East Renfrewshire) 3 and 1, S Harman (Williamwood) bt L McDougall (Greenock) at 19th, D Cowan (Cochrane Castle) bt P Orr (Cochrane Castle) 4 and 2, D Jackson(Cochrane Castle) bt E Briggs (Kilmacolm) 4 and 3, B Paterson (Eastwood) bt S Smyth (Ranfurly Castle) 2 and 1, G Kyle (East Renfreewshire) bt C Whyte (Windyhill) 2 and 1, L Robertson (Ranfurly Castle) bt J McCartney (Erskine) 2 and 1.
Quarter-finals – M Briggs bt McGinlay 3 and 1, Harman bt Cowan 7 and 6, Jackson bt Paterson 6 and 5, Kyle bt Robertson 1 hole.


Tuesday 18th April 2006: Megan Briggs is the leading Qualifier on a day of rain, sunshine and hail

Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) one of our best juniors was the leading qualifier in the County Championship at Eastwood today by virtue of the best last six from Lesley Robertson (Ranfurly Castle) who both had a gross 77.
Denise Cowan (Cochrane Castle)
had the best net score of the day with a net 70.
With 5 players who were unable to play in the matchplay stages tomorrow the last qualifying slot was on the 89 mark which also allowed younger sister of Megan -- 12 year old Eilidh to progress. Full list of gross scores
The SSS was  72 CSS 75
For all the full list of results go to Results Page and for tomorrows Matchplay Draw click here ----- Matchplay Draw
How Did I Do Website
Click on this link the howdidido icon for all the net scores


Sunday 16th April 2006: Erskine win rearranged Mail on Sunday Tie

Erskine progressed into the next round of the Mail on Sunday by defeating Douglas Park 31/2 - 11/2 in the re arranged match from last Sunday. Erskine has 2 very promising up and coming players , namely Lorraine Morrow and Patricia Davidson who have both joined RLCGA  this year. I'm sure we will hear their names mentioned again.
How are other clubs doing in Renfrewshire ?? --- Why not let me know
HAPPY EASTER --- Have you opened  Your Easter Card yet ?


Friday 14th April 2006: News from Abroad as High Point Finishes 4th at Big South Women's Golf Championship and RLCGA's Kate O'Sullivan has the honours

The High Point women's golf team carded a final round 312 at the PUPS Big South Conference Championship on Wednesday to earn a fourth-place finish in the event.

HPU shot a three-day total of 930 en route to the fourth-place showing, marking the second straight top half finish in its three years of competing in the championship. The Panthers posted a third-place finish at last year's tournament.

Kate O'Sullivan

Junior Kate O'Sullivan saved her best for last as the Paisley, Scotland native fired a 74 on Wednesday to finish fourth overall in the individual competition with a score of 222.  The finish marked her first Top 10 performance this season and also earned her a spot on the Big South All-Conference squad. O'Sullivan shared the tournament lead with nine birdies over her three rounds.

Sophomore Kim Daniels and junior Jenna Kinnear both carded final rounds of 79 and earned places among the Top 20 finishers. Daniels finished 18th with a score of 236 while Kinnear was tied for 19th at 237. Fellow sophomore AnnMarie Dalton was tied for 22nd at 238 after a final round 80 while junior Julie Ethier rounded out the Panther line-up in a tie for 26th at 241 (81).

The Big South Conference Championship marked the conclusion of the 2005-06 season for the High Point women's golf squad. For the year, HPU posted eight Top 10 finishes including three Top Five showings in just their third year of existence as a program.

Final Results
4- High Point (309-309-312/930)
4 -Kate O'Sullivan  (72-76-74/222)
18 -Kim Daniels  (77-80-79/236)
T19 -Jenna Kinnear  (79-79-79/237)
T22 -AnnMarie Dalton ( 81-77-80/238)
T26 -Julie Ethier  (83-77-81/241)



Wednesday 12th April 2006: Easter is nearly here -- but where is SPRING !!! -- Plus some photos from Granny Anne Judge

Well we are certainly not happy  with the weather recently (as you will see from the picture at Erskine this week and I am sure we are all hoping for better things in the future.
I know I have shown this card before . However, here it is again. -- Your Easter Card
Hopefully you all have a great Easter Weekend and  the RLCGA Committee  look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday at Eastwood.
Also have you tried to make your own card -- Why not try this link  Make your own Easter Card

Also have a look at Ranfurly Castle's Champion  Anne Judge's  new Grandson Rory Mcallister --- I think he is going to be a golfing star.
 Click on the  this link to see some larger photos and see what you think  Baby Rory
Baby Rory
View Photo Slideshow


Tuesday 11th April 2006: The Draw for the Inter County Foursomes is now available

Eleanor Bremner has now completed the draw for the Inter County Foursomes and Commonwealth Spoons Competition at Renfrew Golf Club on Tuesday 2nd May. To see the draw click here County Foursomes Draw.

If you have Adobe Reader on your computer you may like to try this link RLCGA Foursomes Draw. If not why not download it for free by clicking on the Get Adobe Reader icon

After the Masters is now finished have a wee look at Tiger's House in this link
The House of a Golf Professional !!


Sunday 9th April 2006: New Website for the West Division of the S.V.L.G.A. and more snow disrupts the golf !!

The West Division of the Scottish Veteran Ladies' Golf Association has a new website. Click on the badge and save it as a favourite.  The draw for the Spring Meeting at Sandyhills on Monday 24th April has been completed by Vice Captain Pat Walker and is now available on the new site.
All at RLCGA wish the West Division every success in the new season ahead

SVLGA Link to Website

Mail on Sunday Douglas Park and Erskine Golf Club











Erskine Golf Club Mail on Sunday Team played their match against Douglas Park Golf Club today. Unfortunately do to blizzard conditions in the middle of the match the course became unplayable. The match is rearranged for next Sunday -----


Thursday 6th April 2006:Coaching of Juniors at Erskine Golf Club

Here is a photo of Erskine's first ClubGolf Session. They now have over 40 local children registered to try out golf over Easter so keep your fingers crossed for good weather !
Pictured below are coaches, RLCGA's Janette McCartney and Graham McGee and some local keen golfers.


Wednesday 5th April 2006: No Golfing News but the Masters starts tomorrow --- So keep up to date and also why not support the 2012 bid for the Commonwealth Games

The Masters starts at Augusta tomorrow so why not click on this link for up to date live scoring while you are on your PC. Click on this link -- The 2006 Masters -- Live Scoring
Another feature is Glasgow's 2014 Commonwealth bid why not try clicking on this link and adding your support  Support the 2014 Commonwealth Games Bid. RLCGA has already added their support , As an individual why don't you ?
Also have a look at this link to see some good events that go on in  GLASGOW


Monday 3rd April 2006: Gillian McGinlay is a winner over her Home Course in the April Medal

On a day of sun, snow showers and rain Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle) played some great golf to win both the scratch and handicap award with a gross 78 net 72 in today's County Medal over Cochrane Castle. Gillian and Carol

Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle) playing off 10 was runner up with a net 74. With both these players being the only people to be within 2 over the SSS of 72 the CSS went up to 75 and was NON COUNTING.
Moira Hogg (Old Ranfurly)
was the winner of the 13 handicap and above with a  net 75.

Gillian and Carol pictured right needed a light refreshment after their game to recover from all their hard work !!. To see all the results go to the Results page


Saturday 1st April 2006: The New Season has arrived and we now have 2 draw sheets available

Karyn Burns our County Professional had given us a Winter Tip  to keep us on our toes throughout the cold winter. Spring has finally arrived and Karyn has given us all another tip which should be relevant for all of us on the day you are going to have a game of golf. Click on the banner above to reveal all

New to the website is a video page where perhaps thro'out the season small clips can be added to the page. Karyn also is hoping in her next monthly tip to pass on a small video that can be placed on the web. Unfortunately if you are still on dial up and not yet on the broadband you will be unable to view these small videos. If you click on the video camera you will see a couple there already.
Also new to this season is the HOT NEWS page where articles that have not yet made it to the club news or junior news can be put. If you would like to contribute to then email me at Hot News Blogger and you can have a go.

bulletOK Monday is our first County Medal  -- venue Cochrane Castle. See the Cochrane Castle Draw Sheet and Christeen Finlayson has just completed the draw for the County Championship at Eastwood. See the County Championship Draw Sheet

New to the season will be that you will now sign in to the new county laptop with a PIN number as well as entering your score. Don't worry about it there will be help at hand.
The results will be published to Howdidido and your score and all the relevant SSS,CSS and 19.8 score will all be sent to your club on publishing the results. Please check with your handicap secretary that she receives them. If there is a problem I will sort it out before the next medal.
In the meantime ,

With best wishes from your webmaster Carol

For past news in March click here March Club News

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