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May 2006

Wednesday 31st May 2006: My Computer is going to Hospital and your Webmaster is off to La Manga Spain for a week to rest !!



Tuesday 30th May 2006: Renfrewshire Players do the best in the Vets Summer Meeting and County Team have a practice Match

Marion Stewart (Kilmacolm) had the best scratch score of the day in the Summer Meeting at Drumpellier today with a gross 85. Her net score of 76 was also the best Handicap score in the Silver Division. Moira Hogg (Old Ranfurly) and Anita McMillan (Erskine) were 2nd and 3rd respectively in the Silver Division with Moira receiving the net prize as Marion cannot receive both the Scratch and handicap award. Helen Crichton (Ranfurly Castle) was the winner of the Bronze Division with a net 75.

Have a look at the West Vets Website for all the details plus print out your Handicap exchange letter to take back to your club

The County Team played the boys at Eastwood last night in a practice match. The boys won 2 games to 1. Our team was Jennifer Jenkins and Clare Marie Carlton, Donna Jackson and Gillian Kyle, Gillian McGinlay and Kate O'Sullivan.

Jennifer and Clare- Marie lost 3/2, Donna and Gillian Kyle lost 3/2 and Gillian McGinlay and Kate won 5/4.



Sunday 28th May 2006: Copy of your Handicap Exchange Letter available

Some Clubs have not been getting their results  back to their home course after a County Medal. Also if you have changed your Home Course we must be informed as they will still go to your last club. However, you can  try clicking on this link and print out your own Home Course Handicap Exchange Letter by finding your appropriate club page number/ numbers


Thursday 25th May 2006: County Spring Meeting --- Erskine Home Players do well

Lorraine Morrow (Erskine)Lorraine Morrow from Erskine (pictured right) was the overall winner of the Spring Meeting played over her home course today with a net 71 --- 4 under the CSS OF 75 . In blustery conditions the scores were high and Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle) the winner of the scratch award was the only player out of a field of 60 to break 80 with a gross 79. Anita McMillan (Erskine) was the winner of the 13 and above handicap group with a net 77 (BIH). To see all the Winners  ----- Go to the RLCGA 2006 Results Page
To see all the results go to the  HOW DID I DO WEBPAGE.
Also if you find your results are not getting back to your club --- click on this link for the handicap exchange letters and print out your appropriate page  Spring Meeting Exchange Letters


Wednesday 24th 2006: The County Team is announced for the Jamboree

 The Renfrewshire team for the Jamboree (Monday 26th June - Wednesday 28th June) has been selected and it is as follows:-
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm), Clare - Marie Carlton (Fereneze), Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle), Jennifer Jenkins (Ralston), Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire), Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle), Kate O'Sullivan (Cochrane Castle) and Lesley Robertson (Ranfurly Castle)
A match has been arranged for Monday 29th May at Eastwood against their Fleming Watson - Boys team - at 4 o'clock. Spectators welcome. The boys have won the Fleming Watson League for the last two years.


Tuesday 23rd May 2006:Renfrewshire triumphs in the Inter County Foursomes

 The Inter County  Finals were played today over Irvine Bogside. Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle) and Maureen Skinner (Gourock) winning the first Scratch prize with an 85.  Penny Baglin and Audrey Barclay (both East Renfrewshire) won the Handicap Section with a net 81.5 and Marie Doherty and Sandra Littlejohn (both Erskine) came second with an 86.5.
Although the day was dry, the strong cold winds made the going tough!  However,
everyone thoroughly enjoyed playing the course despite their high scores!



Monday 22nd May 2006: Clare- Marie selected for the European Junior Women's Team Championship Team

The Scottish Ladies Golfing Association announced the following team selections at the conclusion of the Scottish women’s amateur championship at Dunbar:
EUROPEAN JUNIOR WOMEN’S TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (GC de Pan, Netherlands, July 11-15): Clare-Marie Carlton (Stirling Univ), Louise Fleming (Roxburghe), Michele Thomson (McDonald Ellon), Kylie Walker (Stirling Univ), Sally Watson (Elie & Earlsferry), Gemma Webster (Hilton Park). Reserves: 1 Laura Murray (Alford), 2 Lesley Hendry (Routenburn), 3 Emma Fairnie (Dunbar), 4 Kerri Harper (Inverness).
EUROPEAN GIRLS’ TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Esbjerg GC, Denmark, July 11-15): Carly Booth (Comrie), Krystle Caithness (St Regulus), Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar), Roseanne Niven (Crieff). Reserves: 1 Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm), 2 Rebecca Wilson (Monifieth).


Sunday 21st May 2006: The Draw for the June Medal is available

Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle) has completed the draw for Fereneze on Wednesday 7th June. To see it click here Draw for Fereneze


Saturday 20th May 2006:Our Honorary President Kathleen McNeil is 90 Today

Life Hon. President Kathleen McNeil MBE is celebrating her 90th Birthday today. Her family have taken her to Blackwaterfoot in Arran where they are having a party. Beth Paterson has sent her flowers from the County.



Kathleen's Birthday Card


Thursday 18th May 2006: Clare - Marie loses at the 22nd Hole !!

Clare- Marie Carlton (Stirling University) lost today at the 22nd hole against E Olgilvy (Auchterarder) in the 1st round of the  Match play stages of the Scottish Closed Championships at Dunbar.
Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) wom her 1st round tie of the Clark Rosebowl with a brilliant 6/5 win against  Rhona McLellan (Baberton). However, she then lost 8 and 7 to M Easton (Dalmahoy) in the quarter finals.
Lauren Mackin (Poniente) lost 3/2 to Dawn Dewar (Stirling University)
For all the Championship Results:  Click here


Wednesday 17th May 2006: Clare- Marie makes it to the match play stages of the Scottish Championships at Dunbar

Clare- Marie Carlton carded a 77 today to qualify for the matchplay stages at Dunbar tomorrow. DonnaJackson (Cochrane Castle) just missed the cut by one shot.
Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) and young Lauren Mackin (Poniente) both qualified for the Clark Rosebowl (next 16 after the Championship draw)

138 H MacRae (Dunblane New) 68 70, L Kenney (Pitreavie) 65 73.
141 A Laing (Vale of Leven) 73 68, M Pow (Selkirk) 72 69.
143 S Bishop (Windyhill) 72 71.
145 F Lockhart (St Regulus) 75 70.
146 A F Ramsay (Kirriemuir) 74 72, W Nicholson (Broomieknowe) 73 73, J Carthew (Ladybank) 72 74.
148 E Cuthill (Lanark) 76 72, E Moffat (St Regulus) 76 72, E Ogilvy (Auchterarder) 74 74, J Wilson (Strathaven) 72 76.
149 C Gruber (Royal Dornoch) 75 74, S Wood (Aberdeen Ladies) 71 78.
150 M Thomson (McDonald Ellon) 77 73, A Hunter (Monifieth) 76 74.
151 K Harper (Inverness) 74 77.
152 C Hargan (Mortonhall) 77 75, C MacDonald (Gullane Ladies) 76 76, C-M Carlton (Stirling Univ) 75 77.
153 B Murphy (Mortonhall) 79 74, H Laughland (Mortonhall) 78 75, K Blackwood (Glencorse) 74 79.
154 L Hendry (Routenburn) 76 78, P Williamson (Baberton) 75 79.
155 S McMaster (Gullane Ladies) 79 76, N Fenton (Merchants of Edinburgh) 78 77, T Laughland (Mortonhall) 77 78, R Wilson (Monifieth) 75 80, K Marshall (Baberton) 74 81.
157 G Lockhart (Barassie) 78 79.
*K MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) 80 77 and C Wilson (Murcar Links) 79 78 were eliminated after a three-way play-off on 157 for last place in match-play draw.


8.30 MacRae v G Lockhart, Hunter v Thomson, Carthew v Blackwood, Hendry v Nicholson, Bishop v Fenton, Carlton v Ogilvy, J Wilson v C MacDonald, T Laughland v Pow.
9.34 Laing v R Wlson, Hargan v Gruber, Moffat v Murphy, Mcaster v F Lockhart, Ramsay v Williamson, H Laughland v Cuthill, Wood v Harper, Marshall v Kenney.

10.46 C Wilson v R Brown, L Mackin v D Dewar, D Pocock v E Napper, K Ballantyne v L McLardy.
11.18 R MacLennan v G Kyle, J Meldrum v M Easton, J Harrison v L Terry, L Meldrum v E Fairnie.


158  D Jackson (Cochrane Castle) 80 78.
162 G McGinlay (Cochrane Castle) 84 78, L Mackin (Poniente) 82 80,
164 G Kyle (East Renfrewshire) 82 82.
168  B Paterson (Eastwood) 88 80,
173  L McDougall (Greenock) 85 88.
178  M Neilson (Geenock) 88 90.
198 A Terrey (Greenock) 100 98.


Tuesday 16th May 2006: Clare- Marie does well in the First  Qualifying Round of the Scottish Championship at Dunbar

Louise Kenney sliced four strokes off the women's course record with a seven-under-par 65.
The previous lowest mark of 69 for the 5,696yd, par-72 links was set 16 years ago  by LPGA Tour player Catriona Matthew when she was still Catriona Lambert. It had stood unchallenged since then.
Clare- Marie Carlton had an excellent 3 over par 75 and young Lauren Mackin from Ranfurly Castle playing out of Poniente (Majorca) had a terrific 82 (net 72) in her first Scottish Championship venture
First qualifying round  Par 72
65 L Kenney (Pitreavie).
68 H MacRae (Dunblane New).
71 S Wood (Aberdeen Ladies).
RLCGA Players:
75 Clare-Marie Carlton (Stirling Univ),
80  D Jackson (Cochrane Castle)
82 G Kyle (East Renfrewshire) L Mackin (Poniente)..
84 G McGinlay (Cochrane Castle)
85  L McDougall (Greenock),
88 B Paterson (Eastwood), M Neilson (Greenock),
100 A Terrey.(Greenock)


Monday 15th May 2006: 2 Withdrawals from the Scottish Amateur Championships

Both Carol Whyte (Windyhill) and Alyson McGinnigle (Cochrane Castle) have withdrawn from the Scottish Amateur Championship which begins tomorrow at Dunbar.
There were six withdrawals before the 4pm deadline today at Dunbar.
That brought the field down to 82 competitors, the smallest figure for some years.


Sunday 14th May 2006: Message from the Junior Convenor Gillian Kyle, Captain Beth qualifies for the LGU grand finals and the Scottish Closed Amateur Championship begins this week.

A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL THE LADIES (AND 1 MAN) WHO BOUGHT RAFFLE TICKETS. Prizes will be distributed very soon and a FANTASTIC £120 was raised for Junior Funds. It is hoped to repeat the raffle in the autumn and have extra winter coaching for the girls next year.
The Renfrewshire Juniors played a match yesterday against D & A. To read the report sent in by Gillian Click here

In the LGU Medals Area Qualifier -- West Division played over Hayston Golf Club on Thursday 11th May Beth Paterson (Eastwood) was 3rd in the Silver Division with a 77 net 71 (BIH) --- 1 under the css.
She now qualifies for the
LGU grand final to be played at Crieff Golf Club on Sunday 4th June 2006.

Beth and a few of the RLCGA players are off tothe Scottish (Closed) Amateur Championship  Dunbar Golf Club from the 16th - 20th May 2006.

Clare - Marie Carlton (Stirling University),Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire), Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle), Lauren Mackin (Poniente),Linda McDougall (Greenock), Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle) Alyson McGinnigle (Cochrane Caste), Mo Neilson (Greenock), Beth Paterson (Eastwood) and Anne Terrey (Greenock)

We wish them every success


Thursday 11th May 2006: Draw for the Inter County Finals at Irvine

The draw has been done for the Inter County Finals at Irvine on Tuesday 23rd May. Click on this link: Draw for the Inter County Finals at Irvine


Wednesday 10th May 2006: Our Secretary loses out in the West Vets Bronze Championship and the draw for the Spring Meeting is now available

Jane Thomson (Whitecraigs) who had reached the final of the Bronze Championship of the West Vets lost to Moira McCartney (Milngavie) by 2 and 1 in the final today. Jane Thomson and Pat Walker on Finals Day at Renfrew

Jane's Comments at the end of the day were : She was a very 'sponky' player and was very steady whereas I saw considerably more of the course?  A lovely day, my birthday and I really enjoyed it. Renfrew had dried up and the greens were lovely. The trees and blossom just coming to their best. Pat Walker had a camera but she has gone to Islay today.
Thanks Jane for telling us your day --- and HAPPY BIRTHDAY

 Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) retained the main Championship by beating May Myers (Clober) in the final. To see all the results go to West Vets Website

The draw for the Spring Meeting at Erskine has now been done by Fiona Roger and is available by clicking on this link Spring Meeting Draw


Monday 8th May 2006: May Medal at Haggs --- Your Results Secretary Fiona is the Overall Winner

Fiona Roger (Ranfurly Castle) our Results Secretary was the Overall winner of the May Medal played over Haggs Castle today. In very blustery conditions her net score of 75 was the best of the day by virtue of the better inward half from Sandra Gilchrist (Whitecraigs). Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle) had the best Gross of the day and Christeen Finlayson (Whitecraigs) who is looking amazed at Fiona in the background of the picture above was the winner of the 13 handicap and above group.
The SSS 73 CSS 76 (Reduction only)
Go to the RLCGA 2006 Results Page for the leading scores and also click on a howdidido icon on that page for all the results
The combined best net scores of the April Medal and the May Medal result in the lowest aggregate net scores qualifying for the County Rosebowl knockout stages. Gillian McGinlay was the leading qualifier with an aggregate net score of 150. To see who all the qualifiers are and the draw for the Matchplay stages click on this link 2006 County Rosebowl


Thursday 4th May 2006: Greenlees results are starting to appear and Mearns Castle Golf Academy have a nice meal offer in May

Results are starting to come in for the West of Scotland Greenlees matches. 
Click on this link to keep up to date West of Scotland Greenlees 2006 Results . In future you will always find this link on the LHS of this page.


Wednesday 3rd May 2006: One more Couple goes to the Commonwealth Spoons at Lowden Golf and some new photos to look at.

Jane Thomson our Secretary has just informed me RLCGA can send one more couple to the the Commonwealth Spoons to be played 19th September. The rule is that the number of  qualifiers eligible are:- one pair in each ten - a balance of five or more counting as ten.  This means we have five couples eligible to enter Loudoun Gowf since we had 45 couples playing yesterday. The 5 pairs that have qualified and can go are, Doreen Mainds and Linda Stevenson, (Williamwood and Whitecraigs) Marie Doherty and Sandra Littlejohn (Erskine), Penny Baglin and Audrey Barclay (East Renfrewshire) Heather Anderson and Aileen Wilson (Troon ad Haggs Castle) and Margaret Gray and Maureen Herbert (Old Ranfurly)
All Gross Scores           All Net Scores        The Winners          
Statistics of the Course

Ranfurly Castle Ladies Section had the Lady Captain's Social evening in the clubhouse last Thursday. They were honoured with having Lord Sebastian Coe as the guest speaker. To see some photos of that evening click here Ladies Dinner at Ranfurly Castle


Tuesday 2nd May 2006: Tough day at Renfrew in the County Foursomes

The Inter County Foursomes and Commonwealth Spoons Qualifying Round was played today at Renfrew Golf Club. On a day of rain, wind and what you can only describe  as an exceedingly long course there were many exhausted players.
Only 4 couples managed to break a net 80 with the best of the day being Doreen Mainds (Williamwood) and Linda Stevenson (Whitecraigs) with a three under par net 72. They also had the best gross of the day with an 82. The next best net scores were by Marie Doherty (Erskine) and Sandra Littlejohn (Cathcart Castle) and Christeen Finlayson and Sheila Robson (both Whitecraigs) who had  net 78.5's with the former pairing taking the 2nd spot by virtue of the BIH.
Aileen Wilson (Haggs Castle) and Heather Anderson (Troon) had the 2nd best gross with an 86.

If you would like to see all the results and qualifiers for the Inter County Finals at Irvine and the Commonwealth Spoons at Lowden Gowf Click here.

Do not be too despondent after today click on this link and you will see that everyone had a bad time Statistics of the Course


Monday 1st May 2006: Karyn Burns has a new golfing tip for May and results from Erskine Golf Club Open Tri AM

Karyn Burns has given us a new golfing tip for May with a small 90 sec video demonstration. If you have a broadband connection then you will be able to see it. However, if you don't her excellent tip is there for you to read --- so why not have a go and lets hope we all benefit from it.  See you all there --- Have a nice holiday Monday

Glenda Darroch, Muriel Grieve and Norma Wilson (Balmore Golf Club) were the overall winners of the Ladies Open Tri Am at Erskine. £547 was raised  for the Captain's Charity this year --- Quarriers Homes. The Weather was kind on the day  as you can see from the picture of the 1st green. To see all the winning results click here Tri Am Results

For more news in April click here April Club News

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