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August 2006


Up to Date Golf News  from Colin Farquharson



Tuesday 29th August 2006: No news for a few days --- Off to the Scottish Seniors at Machrihanish. Support the Juniors next Sunday

There will be no news for the next few days as I am off to the Scottish Seniors Ladies Amateur Championship at Machrihanish.
members that are playing are: Jennifer Mack ( Haggs Castle), Janette McCartney (Erskine), Maureen Neilson (Greenock), Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle), and Fiona Roger (Ranfurly Castle).

To see all the updated news of the event go to The Gillian Kirkwood website or if I manage to get any news reported it will be on the HOT NEWS PAGE --- plus don't look at the scores too hard as we are only there for a bit of fun !!

Also, remember that the Campbell Clock, 10 hole Stableford and Par 3 competition is at Whitecraigs Golf Club on Sunday 3rd September --- Please come along and give your support ------It is a great day Give Gillian Kyle a phone if you would like to help


Monday 28th August 2006: Gillian McGinlay, Elspeth Buick and Anita McMillan all have net 68's at Cathcart Castle

RLCGA --Cathcart Castle
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Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle) had a terrific round  at the Autumn Meeting today at Cathcart Castle. Her Gross Score of 73 was the best of the day. Despite a double bogey 5 at the first hole she went out in 36. She then came back in even par 37 to be 1 under the SSS 69. The CSS then went up to 71 and Gillian is now cut to  a handicap of 4 the lowest she has ever been. ---

Elspeth Buick (Whitecraigs) --- had another terrific round and she even admitted to 4 putting somewhere !!

Anita McMillan (Erskine) also had a terrific net score of 68

SSS69 CCS 71--- To see all the scores go to The Howdidido Website



Sunday 27th August 2006: RLCGA's Nancy and Morag are 2006 Club Champions

Nancy MacGadie and Janet Gillies
RLCGA member and President of the West of Scotland Girls, Nancy MacGadie won the Ranfurly Castle Club Championship today against Sarah Kirby. In a closely contested final Nancy, who first was in a final in 1972 against RLCGA's Past Captain Eileen Gibb managed to win her 6th title with a flurry of pars in the inward half. Past RLCGA member Janet Gillies (90 Years Young!) --- pictured above with Nancy was there to congratulate her on her win.
To see a few photos of the day Click here

Congratulations also go to Morag Keys (Ralston and Erskine) who last weekend won Erskine's Club Championship and Ralston's Club Championship



Saturday 26th August 2006: News about the Bridge Evening. Would you like to Caddy ? --- and the draw for the September Medal is available

RLCGA  have been given a raffle prize of "A round for 4 at Gleneagles" to help us raise more funds for the Scottish Finals.  The draw will take place at the Bridge Drive and the tickets are £1.
The bridge drive is on Tuesday 5th September at Eastwood Golf Club to raise funds for the County Finals at the Hirsel Golf Club, Coldstream from September 22 to 24.
 The closing date for the bridge evening is 1st September.  So far we have 20 tables. --- Anyone still interested please contact Beth Paterson or Christeen Finlayson.
Raffle prizes are very welcome.

Also if there is anyone out there who is willing to caddy or be a reserve please get in touch with Christeen.   We have decided to let those who are caddying make their own arrangements for accommodation as it was getting to complicated too book for everyone.  Christeen has a list of accommodation in the area.

Dorothy Yates (Cowglen) has completed the draw for the September Medal at Ranfurly Castle on Wednesday 13th September To see it Click Here



Friday 25th August 2006: Come along and support the Juniors at Bonnyton

The RLCGA Junior Championship finals day is  at Bonnyton Golf Club tomorrow Saturday 26th August.
Unfortunately not all the eligible girls are able to play so there will be one semi-final at 9.30am between Natasha Qayum (Ranfurly Castle) and Leslie Cosh (Cowglen) with the winner playing Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) in the final at 1.30pm.
Everyone is very welcome to come and support the girls and admire their golfing skills.


Wednesday 23rd August 2006: Video time again --- The County Jamboree Prize giving

Well at last I have put on the small video taken on the last day of the Jamboree at East Renfrewshire Golf Club at the end of June. Have a look at the Videos for Broadband Users webpage
Hope you enjoy the team choir at the end !!!!



Sunday 20th August 2006: RLCGA members Dorothy Yates and Chris Fowler win the net prize at the Scottish Foursomes Finals at Cowglen

Fiona Lockhart and Elaine Moffat, both members of St Regulus Golf Club, St Andrews – and both former Scottish women’s amateur champions, added another national title to their golfing CV at Cowglen Golf Club, Glasgow today
They won the Scottish women’s foursomes title by one shot from the Baberton pairing of Karen Marshall and Fiona Hunter.
Fiona and Elaine had rounds of 77 and 73 over the par-72 women’s course for a total of 150.
Karen Marshall and Fiona Hunter scored 71 and 80 for 151.
The best net total was 142 off a handicap of eight by local members Dorothy Yates and Chris Fowler. They had gross scores of 77 and 81 (net 69 and 73)



Saturday 19th August 2006: Ranfurly Castle players get drenched at Kingsbarns Golf Links then go off to Auchderarder in the sunshine


Click on the photo to see if you can recognise a few faces

On Friday 10 RLCGA members from Ranfurly Castle plus 2 non members played  Kingsbarns Golf Links . Unfortunately the weather was the worst we have experienced for a long time with only 5 players out the 12 completing the course. Fiona Roger was the winner by virtue of the better inward half from Sarah Kirby with both players having 29 points each !!

A wonderful meal at the Dolls House in St Andrews afterwards and prizes for everyone made up for the real soaking we all received


Report from Fiona on Saturday for those who played on their way home: Shona Gray (Ranfurly Castle)

Saturday was the an brilliant  good day at Auchterarder.
We got there about 11.30 and did a bit of retail therapy - nothing too serious!

Lunch at clubhouse and tee'd off around 1.30.  Three threes with the best two scores Stableford at each hole.  Sally Smyth, Anne Judge and Shona Gray had 73 points,
Anne Robinson, Sarah Kirby and Marion Munroe 72 points and Nancy MacGadie, Eunice Muir and Fiona Roger 71 points.

Very hot and sunny pity about Friday!  Highlight of the day  

SHONA (Pictured Right) ----- HAD A HOLE IN ONE AT THE 18TH!!! ---- Great excitement.



Wednesday 16th August 2006 : No Golf News --- but how about some tennis news

Nobody is sending in any golfing news within  Renfrewshire so I am a bit stuck with up dating this website so I have decided to turn to tennis instead!!
 I have just been watching the Andy Murray  and  Roger Federer match on  TV.  What a match To read all the news then click here  Murray v Federer  Also see some of the action  by clicking here Some Tennis Video News

Meantime why not keep up to date with all the Greenlees Results.
Division  1 is very exciting with all the teams  being very close for the first time ever !!


Tuesday 15th August 2006: West Vets win annual Foursomes match against the East

Congratulations to the Wets Vets foursomes team who beat the East team by 3 - 2 yesterday at Gullane 2. To see who played in the match go to the West Vets Website


Friday 11th August 2006: Jennifer Jenkin's Team are winners for Scotland

Congratulations go to Jennifer Jenkin's team who beat Wales 7 - 2, England 7 ½-1½ and finally thrashed Ireland 9 - 0 to win the Girls Home Internationals for the first time since 1998.  See more in the Junior News Section and also look in the Hot News Section

Congratulations are also in order for the Scottish Under-18 boys’ win of the home international matches for the R&A Trophy for the first time since 1995 at Dunbar. Gordon Stevenson --- son of Linda Stevenson (RLCGA and Whitecraigs) was in the Scottish team


Wednesday 9th August: Sara and Maureen are Club Champions

Sara Harman won the Williamwood Golf Club Champion of Champions Centenary Competition shooting 70 net 65  Narrowly missing equalling the course record by 1.

Maureen Skinner won the Gourock Club Championship by beating R Slack by 2 & 1
I don't know how many times Maureen has won this championship but I do know its quite a lot -- so perhaps when I find out I will let you know.

Anyway well done to you both


Tuesday 8th August 2006: Draw for the Autumn Meeting and the West Girls have a new Website

Maureen Mitchell (Cathcart Castle) has completed the draw for the Autumn Meeting at Cathcart Castle on Monday 28th August To see it Click Here

Congratulations go to the West of Scotland Girls who have set up their new Website in anticipation of their 50th Anniversary Celebrations tomorrow. See the West Girls Website for all the information.


Monday 7th August 2006: Donna, Janette and Beatrice are all Winners at Kilmacolm

The August Medal was played over Kilmacolm this afternoon and evening with the final players finishing about 8:30pm.
Janette McCartney (Erskine) was the overall winner with a net 69 by virtue of the BIH from Beatrice Orr (Kilmacolm).
Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle) won the Scratch award with a gross 74
SSS 72 CSS 74.
If you would like the list of all the scores go to
The howdidido Website. Also for the main winners of the medal go to Results page where you will also find the exchange letters for you handicap secretary if your club has not received your result. Plus there are 8 players that had the 19.8 rule applied that affects their handicap --- so perhaps you should have a look in case you are not sure



Thursday 3rd August 2006: Veteran Ladies Golf Association News and the Briggs Sisters are winners again

Scotland won the Veteran Ladies Golf Association’s area team championship for the Miller Stirling Trophy at Formby Golf Club today.
The team, captained by Pat Hutton (Lanark and SVLGA -- West Division), clinched the title with a sweeping 7-2 win over North of England, last year’s winners. The victory completed a three wins out of three record over the three days for Scotland.
To see all the results of the week then visit the  West Vets Website

Many congratulations Pat and your team from all at RLCGA

Megan and Eilidh Briggs are in the news again . Read all about it in the Junior News Section

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