Junior News 2006
2006 County Rosebowl
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2006 Greenlees Results
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30th January 2006: Wonderful News from Maureen
Skinner (Gourock) got engaged on Christmas Day.
Maureen has told me that Neil put the ring under the Christmas tree for
her and for once she was speechless (apart from saying 'Yes' of
course!!). Neil does not play golf but has played 'at' golf for many
years through business.
He has a 10 year old son, Scott, who is very keen so it may become more
of a family past time now.
Maureen we are all thrilled to hear your
news and wish you and Neil every happiness for the future.
Here is a card for you from all in the county
CARD FOR MAUREEN AND NEIL
26th January 2006: We are now at the semi final
stages of the Winter Foursomes
|Congratulations to all who took part
in the Winter Foursomes as all the ties have been played up to
the correct closing date for each round. The quarter finals had to be
completed by the end of January , which they have been.
The Semi finalists are A Patrick and L Stevenson (Whitecraigs),M
Craig (Ranfurly Castle) and G McRae
(Troon),E Macgregor and L Brown
(Ranfurly Castle)and F Roger and A
Robinson (Ranfurly Castle). To see all the
results click here Winter Foursomes
16th January 2006: LGU Survey Report
LGU Press Release
FEW LADIES IN WAITING FOR GOLF CLUB MEMBERSHIP
Just one golf club in six (17.2%) has a waiting list for ladies’
membership, and on average it is just six names long, according to the
biggest study of ladies’ golf ever undertaken in Great Britain and
Commissioned by the Ladies Golf Union (LGU) and carried out by Comperio
Research the study offers a comprehensive profile of lady golfers and
their views on golf.
A downward trend in the number of lady golfers who are also golf club
members, underpins the research project in which 1200 lady golfers and
369 golf club secretaries took part.
Commenting on the study findings LGU Chief Executive Andy Salmon said:
"We have a wealth of new information which in many cases confirms what
has long been believed. Clearly, the ladies’ game has a number of issues
which need to be addressed for the long-term good of the game. We have
shared and discussed these findings with the ladies’ and men’s unions in
each of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales and now look forward to
seeing how they and their respective partnerships (where relevant)
utilise the data to take the game and specifically, ladies’ golf
The average golf club in GB&I has 103 lady members, each paying an
annual membership fee of £460 / €678 and a joining fee of £485 / €715,
although this figure varies significantly between countries. More than
two-thirds of clubs (70.6%) were found to have vacancies for lady
members, with an average of 26 places available. Clubs were found on
average to have 460 men, 107 ladies, 58 boys and only 7 girls.
The average lady golfer in GB&I is aged between 55-64 years with a
handicap of 25, plays 2-3 times a week and golf is her main pastime. She
is married with children and has played for 17 years. Nearly 9 out of 10
lady golfers have another member of their household who plays golf.
Questioned on barriers to more women playing golf the top responses from
both lady golfers and golf club secretaries were: lack of time 53.9%,
lack of TV coverage for ladies’ golf 42.2%, clubs too male dominated
41.6% and too expensive 40.5%. Clubs seen as unfriendly polled 28.9%,
lack of family atmosphere 24.9% and dress code 16.1%.
Although access to membership is not a barrier, with 96.5% of the golf
clubs surveyed having equal admission to membership for men and women
members, researchers found strong support for the view that government
should legislate to make discrimination in clubs on the basis of gender
illegal, a situation that already exists in Ireland. Three quarters of
UK lady golfers (73.5%) and UK golf club secretaries (75.2%) were found
to support legislation.
Additionally two thirds (66.1%) of lady golfers interviewed were of the
opinion that men and women only clubs damage the image of the game but
views were less clear cut on the future for men or women only club
membership with less than half (46.7%) of those polled viewing them as
unacceptable. Over a third (36.9%) supported the right to choose
membership of a men only or women only golf club and 16.4% held no
The move to the CONGU Unified Handicapping System for men and women that
came into effect on 1 February 2004 is found to be good for the game,
supported by 73.6% of lady golfers and 90.2% of golf club secretaries.
Women playing in The Open Championship is also given a positive approval
rating with 55% of lady golfers in favour but with most (80.2%) agreeing
that qualification must be on equal terms with men.
Thanks go to Gillian Kirkwood for the Report
13th January 2006: West of Scotland Girls Reunion
WEST OF SCOTLAND GIRLS
WERE YOU A
WEST GIRL OF THE-
50’s? 60’s? 70’s? 80’s? 90’s?
GOLF AND REMINISCE AT A
THE LADIES GOLF CLUB TROON
WEDNESDAY 9TH AUGUST 2006
BETWEEN 9AM – 12NOON (IF YOU STILL PLAY!)
FOOD – BUFFET LUNCH FROM 12NOON (IF YOU STILL EAT?)
FUN AND CHAT – ALL DAY (SURELY YOU STILL ENJOY A BLETHER)
ENQUIRIES – MRS M SEYMOUR
(TEL: 0141 570 3925) or
EMAIL ---- Marjorie Seymour
FORMER WEST GIRLS AND WEST COMMITTEE MEMBERS –
A MUST DATE FOR YOUR DIARY!
CLOSE – FRIDAY 9TH JUNE 2006
Pick up an Entry form
(Word doc) here
(Save the word Document to your computer and then print it out)
10th January 2006: Poem for January !
'Twas the month after Christmas and all through the house
Nothing would fit me, not even a blouse.
The stuffing I'd nibbled, the turkey I'd taste
The yummies I'd eaten gone straight to my waist.
The wine and the mince pies, The bread and the cheese
I should have just said, "No thank you, please."
So as I dressed myself in my boyfriend's old shirt,
I couldn't believe my bottom and belly - the girth!
I said to myself, as only I can,
"You can't spend the year disguised as a man!"
So away with the last of the sour-cream dip,
Get rid of the fruitcake, every cracker and chip.
Every last bit of food that I like must be banished
'Til all the additional ounces have vanished.
I won't have a cookie, not even a lick.
Instead I'll chew on a long celery stick.
I won't have Irish coffees, or chocolates, or pie,
I'll munch on a carrot and quietly I'll cry:
"I'm hungry, I'm lonesome, and life is a bore-
But isn't that what January's for?"
Unable to giggle, no longer a riot,
Happy New Year to all and to all a good diet!
Thanks go to Maureen Skinner for the poem
2nd January 2006: Kick off your New Year by going
to a PGA Level 1 Workshop and assist in Junior Golf Coaching
Erskine Golf Club will be hosting a PGA Level 1 Workshop
which all RLCGA members and others
are invited to. The Level 1 course is the introductory course
which will allow volunteers to assist with Junior Golf Coaching.
The workshops will be taking place at Erskine Golf Club on Saturday the
18th February and Sunday 19th February (9am - 5pm).
Application forms are available at
the PGA Website.
1st January 2006: Happy New Year everyone and
congratulations to Craig Reedie who is in the Queens Honours List
Click on the man above for your New Year Card
Craig Reedie (pictured
right )who in October quit after 13 years as chairman of the
Association receives a knighthood for services
to sport. He was the unsung, less high profile hero behind
Lord Sebastian Coe at the vote in Singapore which awarded the the
2012 Olympics to London.
"It's a great honour, but everyone worked very hard" he said at his
Bridge of Weir home. " It was the people at BOA who did it all. This
honour has much to do with their dedicated and professional staff"
Craig's wife Rosemary (RLCGA and Ranfurly
Castle) will also start the year on a high when she becomes
"LADY" Captain at Ranfurly Castle
later this month
Our warmest Congratulations go to both Craig and Rosemary