RLCGA County AGM was held at Haggs
Castle Golf Club yesterday evening and approximately 50
members attended including our 90 year Honorary Life President
Reports were given by Jane Thomson (Secretary) Audrey Sturgess
(Treasurer), Fiona Roger (Results Secretary), Gillian Kyle (Junior
Finlayson (Vice Captain) then told us that in 2009 it will be the
RLCGA Centenary Year and that they were hoping to collate as much
details from the past years --- so if you have any memorabilia
please let Christeen know
Mitchell (Old Ranfurly) gave a report on the Course Rating
program and announced that Renfrewshire had completed all the
courses well ahead schedule
Retiring from the committee are Brenda Livingstone (Lamlash),
Maureen Mitchell (Cathcart Castle) and Anne Robinson (Ranfurly
New to the committee are Maureen Cook (Lochwinnoch), Maureen
Mitchell (Old Ranfurly) and Mamie Robin (Elderslie)
then gave her annual report ---
Team Training Squad was coached again this year by Karyn
Burns at Mearns Castle Golf Academy.
The Academy sponsored the team by giving each squad member free practice
at the range. Mini leagues were organised over the Winter months. Due to
all the Child Protection issues the County needed to have a Disciplinary
Procedure. This has been drawn up and passed by the Committee. A copy is
here for anyone who is interested.
She then told us
how The Website continued to tick
along with visits to the site this year being over 19,000 up 6,500 on
last year. September 2006 was the best month ever with 4,200
New this year was the Videos Page --- Unfortunately only viewable
to those who have Broadband. However, those who were able to view them
were able to see highlights of various County events. If your club is
not receiving the results for handicap purposes, handicap exchange
letters can be downloaded from the website. Also new was the
Hot News Page where should anyone like to try and upload news
they could contact Carol and have a go --- Unfortunately not many
takers!! As with the Hot News Page the great disappointment to
the website is the lack of news sent in by the members --- via the
send me news page.
She also said Carol tries her best to make up stories
that she has heard of!!
She would be delighted for some help on the matter or any new ideas that
could perhaps be introduced in the forth coming season
She then thanked Carol for doing such a splendid job of our
The new style logo
on our sweaters has proved to be popular with over 100 items
Foursomes final took place on 27th April at
Cowglen Golf Club.
The winners were
Fiona Roger and Anne Robinson (Ranfurly Castle), beating Linda
Stevenson and Alison Patrick (Whitecraigs) by 3 & 1.
played in The Championship, which was held at
The Eastwood Golf
Denise Cowan (Cochrane Castle) won the Peggy Clark Cup. In
the semi finals Megan Briggs beat Sara Harman by 3/2 with
Megan having a hole in one at the 7th. Donna
Jackson had a very close game with Gillian Kyle winning at
the 20th. In the final Megan played excellent golf
beating defending champion Donna by 6/5. Megan was 2 under par
for the 13 holes she played. Congratulations to Megan on winning the
Championship for the first time.
The team played a match
against The Renfrewshire Boys, the boys winning by 3 ½ games to 1 ½. At
the end of May we played against an Eastwood Youth Team and
unfortunately the boys won again 2 games to 1. Thankfully, the losing
streak didn’t continue.
well represented at the Scottish Championships at
with Clare-Marie Carlton reaching the knockout stages and
Gillian Kyle reaching the last eight of the Rosebowl.
The County had great
success at the Inter County Foursomes at
Club. Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle) & Maureen Skinner (Gourock)
won the Scratch and in the Handicap section Penny Baglin & Audrey
Barclay (East Renfrewshire) came 1st and Marie Doherty
& Sandra Littlejohn (Erskine) were runners up.
In lovely weather in
June we hosted the West of Scotland Inter County Matches at
Renfrewshire Golf Club.
The team consisted of Megan Briggs, Clare-Marie Carlton, Gillian
Kyle, Donna Jackson, Jennifer Jenkins, Gillian McGinlay, Kate O’Sullivan
and Lesley Robertson. The girls played extremely well winning all
three games to qualify for the first time in 8 years to go to The
Scottish County Finals. I would like to thank all who assisted
for all their help and a special thank you, to
for granting the courtesy of their course for the 3 days.
The West of
Scotland Girls Association held a competition on the 9th
August at The Ladies Golf Club Troon
to mark their 50th Anniversary. Aileen Wilson
and her team were runners up.
The Scottish Seniors Championship was played at
Machrihannish Golf Club where
Jennifer Mack reached the quarter finals. Renfrewshire were well
represented again and all the ladies who played seem to have a riotous
96 ladies attended
a Bridge Drive at Eastwood Golf Club to raise funds for Team
expenses to go to The Scottish County Finals. We held a raffle with same
fantastic prizes. I would like to thank all who gave donations or
donated raffle prizes especially, Cameron Kyle of Calder
Millerfield who donated a round of golf for four at Gleneagles; Frank
Blincow who donated a Round of Golf for four at East Renfrewshire &
The Kings Theatre who donated 2 theatre tickets. We raised an amazing
The team Megan Briggs,
Clare-Marie Carlton, Sara Harman, Donna Jackson, Gillian Kyle, Gillian
McGinlay, Lesley Robertson, Carol Whyte, Vice Captain & Team
psychologist Christeen Finlayson and I
The Hirsel Golf
the Scottish County Finals on 21st September. This was the
worst possible weekend as it clashed with The Ryder Cup and the Glasgow
September weekend. We are very grateful to the caddies who gave of their
time to come. I would like to give a special mention to Pearl Orr,
Brenda Stewart, Lindsay Mathie and our Irish friend Gerald
Bunting and his wife Pat who came for all three days. However the
timing didn’t dampen our spirits and the girls played superbly. We won
on the Friday and Saturday and lost to the winner Fife on Sunday. We
finished runners up winning the F.J. Morison Trophy for the first
The team was sponsored by
Glenmuir and each team member received a raspberry pink wind top.
These will be available for purchase next year. This is all thanks to
I would like to take this
opportunity to thank the girls for playing so well and being such good
won the Rosebowl Final by 1 hole beating Carol Fell at
Haggs Castle Golf
The West of Scotland
Championship was held in October as it had to be abandoned in May,
due to adverse weather. Renfrewshire again did really well.
Clare-Marie Carlton became the West of Scotland Champion for
the first time, Donna Jackson runner up and Sara Harman third.
Renfrewshire also won the team event. This meant that
Renfrewshire had won every team trophy in the West this year.
On the same day Megan
Briggs represented Renfrewshire at the Champion of Champions
at Glasgow Gailes
where she came runner up. Elaine Moffat from Fife was the winner.
Megan won the Tom
Lehman Trophy for the third time. She won the West of Scotland
Girls’ Championship and was appointed West of Scotland Girls’
Association Captain. She reached the last 16 of The Scottish Girls’
Megan was in the
Scottish Schools team and was part of the winning Scottish team at
The Home Internationals at Mount Stewart, Northern Ireland. This team
was captained by Jennifer Jenkins. Well done to Jennifer and all
Carlton represented Scotland in the European Junior Ladies Team
Championships which was also captained by Jennifer Jenkins.
Representing Stirling University she won the Scottish Universities
Championship at Lossiemouth with Sarah Paterson (Eastwood)
representing Edinburgh University winning the handicap tournament.
O’Sullivan finished 4th with her lowest ever score over
36 holes, in the Great Smokies Intercollegiate Women’s Golf Tournament
in the United States.
As Gillian has
reported Eilidh Briggs has had a fantastic year bringing her
handicap down from 12 – 5. Well done to Eilidh and all the Juniors
especially The Kennedy Salver Team.
McCartney (Erskine) finished second handicap in the LGU Challenge
Bowl at Dunblane.
Fiona Roger (Ranfurly
Castle) won the handicap prize at the Spanish Seniors.
& Christine Fowler (Cowglen) won the handicap prize at the
Scottish Ladies Foursomes.
Davidson and Lorraine Morrow (Erskine) won the Grand Final of the
Amateur Lady Golfer Summer Knock Out Pairs competition at the Belfry.
was well represented in the West of Scotland Vets team. Jane Thomson
was runner up in the West of Scotland Vets Bronze Championship.
congratulated everyone who had won their club championships.
to Ranfurly Castle Team, who won the National Finals of the
Captains Team Trophy and to Cochrane Castle for winning and
retaining the Greenlees Trophy, Kilmacolm on winning the 2nd
Division and Erskine on winning the 3rd.
administrative side Pamela McKenzie is on the SLGA Executive
Committee and is Chairman of County Golf. Sheila Goudie is
Secretary and Lilias Snodgrass is Treasurer of the West of
Scotland Vets. Nancy MacGadie is President of the West of
Scotland Girls Golfing Association.
She then thanked
her committee for all their help this year.
Aileen retires from committee this year and she thanked her for all
her hard work and enthusiasm. Aileen has a great wealth of knowledge
which will be missed from committee. Aileen deserves some of the
credit for our success this year. She prepared the ground work
and we just finished it off!
gave us a date for our diaries, they are holding a dinner on
Wednesday 14th March, 2007 at
Haggs Castle Golf Club and the speaker for the evening will
be Sir Craig Reedie, member of The International Olympic
Committee and husband of Rosemary. Tickets can be reserved
from Beth at a price of £20 per ticket.
finished her report and stated that she had enjoyed her first year
as Captain and was looking forward to next year already.
then took place with Honorary President presenting the Prizes .
RLCGA 2006 Prizewinners.
Coffee, tea, wine and chat were enjoyed by all at the close of the
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