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Up to Date Golf News  from Colin Farquharson



Tuesday 31st October 2006: Its Halloween today and the AGM is tomorrow --- so please remember to come along

The AGM is on Wednesday 1st November at 7:30pm at Haggs Castle Golf Club. Renfrewshire has had a terrific season. Click on the picture on the LHS and see some of the Renfrewshire stars (Please give it time to load, make sure your sound is turned on and then press the PLAY button at the bottom of your screen. You can even print out one of the pages if you want. Unfortunately some of the photos I have are not full quality so I apologise)
Also to help you remember about Wednesday evening click on the witch on the RHS and see your Halloween Card --- I think you may have already seen this one -- but enjoy (please give it time to load and also make sure your sound is turned on 
Also if you are a prizewinner it would be great if you can be there. Check out the  RLCGA 2006 Prizewinners List and do try and make sure you can come or if not send your apologies to Jane Thomson by giving her a phone call


Friday 27th October 2006: Erskine's Lorraine Morrow and Tricia Davidson are National Winners

Lorrine Morrow and Trish Davidson with winning golf bagsOn Monday 16th October, RLCGA's Trish Davidson and Lorraine Morrow (Erskine) played at the Grand Final of the Amateur Lady Golfer Summer Knock Out Pairs competition at the Belfry. Throughout the summer they played 4 rounds against pairs from clubs around the West of Scotland (Vale of Leven, Troon Welbeck, Bearsden and Southerness), after 4 victories they were the regional winners! This resulted in a trip to the Grand final at the Belfry played over the Derby course.
On the Sunday they played a practice round and on Monday the main competition. They were competing against 12 other pairs and they knew that they needed to play their best to be in with a chance. The format was betterball stableford (same as the knockout rounds) with full handicap (3/4 previously) and it suited their game perfectly – scoring 45 points!
Lorraine also won a prize for being nearest the pin at the 3rd
There are more pictures and details of the event in the  Amateur Lady Golfer Website

WELL DONE TO YOU BOTH ----- I THINK I MENTIONED THE PAIR OF YOU IN THE April Club News Section as stars of the future and I'm delighted that my prediction is coming true !!



Wednesday 25th October 2006: Greenlees Trophy Presentations --- Cochrane Castle are the Champions again

From Left to Right : Beartrice Orr (Kilmacolm - Winners Division 2), Joanna Scott (Cathkin Braes- Runners Up Division 1) Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle- Division 1 - The Winners of the Greenlees Trophy)  and Gina McDowall (Erskine- Winners Division 3)

The Greenlees Lunch and presentation of trophies took place today at Old Ranfurly Golf Club.
Willeen McCallum,
the Greenlees Secretary gave a most informative speech detailing how close all the divisional matches finished.
Cochrane Castle were the winners of the Greenlees Trophy with 45 Points with Cathkin Braes second on 40 points
Division 2 was won by Kilmacolm with 36.5 points and Hilton Park  were runners Up with 36  points.
Erskine were divisional 3 winners with 57 points with Haggs Castle runners up on 45.5 points

Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle) --- winners of the Greenlees Trophy for the 3rd year out of the last 4 thanked Willeen for organizing the Greenlees event yet again. She stated that the Greenlees Matches in the 1st Division were exceedingly competitive but also very friendly. She also thanked her "overseas player" for playing this year --- namely Brenda Stewart from Arran !!!! .

thanked Susan McFall (Captain of Old Ranfurly) for presenting the Trophies, Maureen Mitchell (Old Ranfurly)  for organizing the beautiful lunch, plus thanked the board of directors at Old Ranfurly for the complimentary glass of wine that we all received. She also thanked Carol Fell for keeping all the results up to date on this website and indicated how much better it was than the unreliable Glasgow Herald reports.
She then presented Maureen, Carol and Susan each with a lovely bottle of white wine in appreciation of their help ----   Many thanks indeed

 Greenlees Page is still one of the popular pages on this website and thank you to all those who sent in results and keeping us all up to date
Division 1
1 Cochrane Castle 45
2 Cathkin Braes 40
3 Ranfurly  Castle 38
4 Prestwick St Nicholas. 38
5 Lanark 37.
6 Cardross 36.
7 Kilmarnock Barassie 33
8 Troon 29˝. 
9 Douglas Park 27˝. 

Relegated to Division 2:
Troon & Douglas Park
Division 2.
1 Kilmacolm 36.5.
2 Hilton Park 36.
3 West Kilbride 36.
4 Bothwell Castle 29˝.
5 Whitecraigs 29˝
6 Old Ranfurly 29˝.
7 East Renfrewshire 29.
8 Eastwood 26
9 Milngavie (withdrawn)

Promoted to Division 1:
Kilmacolm & Hilton Park
Eastwood & Milngavie
Division 3.
1 Erskine 57˝.
2 Haggs Castle 44˝.
3 Cowglen 44
4 Turnberry 44
5 Lenzie 36˝.
6 Largs 35.
7 Williamwood 35˝
8 Greenock 32
9 Cawder 31   

Promoted to Division 2:
Erskine & Haggs Castle

Photographs of the Day ---- click here to see a few



Friday 20th October: At last a photo of Clare- Marie with her West of Scotland Championship Trophy


Here is a photo of Clare- Marie with her West of Scotland Championship Trophy  with D&A's Nichola Ferguson who won the net salver trophy

Thanks go to Nora McCrossin  (Ayrshire) who sent in the photo



Tuesday 17th October 2006: A card for our RLCGA Stars

Click on the picture on the LHS.


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Click on the Smiley Box if you would like to print out a page



Sunday 15th October: More Success for Renfrewshire County Players at the West of Scotland Championships and the Champion of Champions--- Megan and Clare - Marie are our stars

Clare- Marie CarltonThe West of Scotland Championship which had been postponed in May and rearranged to be played today over Hilton Park and over 18 holes rather than the 36 holes, was won by our own Renfrewshire County Team member Clare- Marie Carlton with  a 73. Donna Jackson was second with a  78 and Sara Harman 81




The Renfrewshire team won team prize.
Team: Clare-Marie 73, Sara 81, Gillian Kyle 85
Thanks go to Nora McCrossin for the photograph of the Renfrewshire Winners


Team Trophy Winners (RLCGA)

The West of Scotland event collided with the Champion of Champions event at Glasgow Gailes and Renfrewshire had more success !

Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) -- RLCGA County Champion was runner up in the Champions of Champions at Glasgow Gailes today.

Megan Briggs, Elaine Moffat and Linda Allan


Champion of Champions Elaine Moffat with runner up Megan Briggs to the left and third place Linda Allan to the right.  
Thanks to the SLGA for this photograph

SLGA Champion of Champions 2006
Glasgow Golf Club

   Name  County Champion  Score 
 1st Scratch

Elaine Moffat 

Fife  County 


 2nd Scratch Megan Briggs 




 3rd Scratch Linda Allan  Stirling & Clackmannan County 

78 BIH

What a  Fantastic day for Renfrewshire!! -

Sara Harman got engaged last Thursday to Graham --- MANY CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU BOTH


Friday 13th October 2006: Gillian ends her season off with another win

Carol Fell, Elizabeth Fazzi and Gillian McGinlay The final of the County Rosebowl was played today over Haggs Castle Golf Course between your webmaster Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle) and County Team member Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle).
In what can only be described as wonderful over head conditions but extremely heavy underfoot Gillian was out in 38 to Carol's 43 and was 1 up at the turn.
Gillian then had a birdie 2 at the short 11th to Carol's par 3 to go 2 up. Carol then had a birdie at the 12th to go to 1 down, halved the 13th in par and then with her stroke at the 14th got it back to all square. Gillian then won the 15th with a par and Carol got it back to square with a good putt and a stroke at the 16th.
Gillian got a 4 at the 17th against Carol's 5 to go 1 up and with a halved hole in 5 at the 18th gave Gillian victory by 1 hole
Gillian had to give Carol 6 shots and as Carol said at least I used them ok --- that is 3 halves and 3 wins.
Thanks go to Beth who refereed the match and despite NO SUPPORTERS we had a lovely day.
Elizabeth Fazzi (Captain of Haggs Castle) presented the Trophy to Gillian at the end of the day

Thanks go to Haggs Castle for the courtesy of the course and to Captain Elizabeth who bought us drinks at the end of our round.

 Click on this link to see the photos of the day County Rosebowl photographs

2006 County Rosebowl results.


Tuesday 10th October 2006: Ranfurly Castle' Lady Captain's Team are the National Winners

Mary Craig, Sarah Kirby, Captain Rosemary Reedie and Anne Robinson

RLCGA member Rosemary Reedie who is Captain of Ranfurly Castle with her team consisting of RLCGA members Mary Craig, Anne Robinson  and Sarah Kirby have just won the National finals of the Captains Team Trophy at the De Vere Carden Park Golf resort near Chester yesterday with a grand stableford total of 79 points --- 7 points ahead of their nearest rivals (2 scores out of the 4 to count) The Mens Captains Team winners had a 77 points

Report sent by Rosemary :

The competition was run by an Alan Clark of "Golf Management Ltd.  I think the team from Essex was 2nd and a team from Cornwall were 3rd. The competition has been going since about mid 90's so we are not the 1st winners ever but he said we were the 1st winners from Scotland. The Scottish men from Esporta Dougalston (Milngavie) were 2nd to a Welsh team.

We did not win any big prizes. A nice holdall and skip each and much more important a trophy (a cut glass vase with a plinth). I have put the vase on the window sill in the mixed lounge and taken the plinth to get engraved. We also got a trophy for winning the regional event. I have to say we are all very chuffed! (in case you didn't guess when we spoke to you on the phone last night when we were on our way home!) We "gelled " very well and had 42pts in 1st nine and 37 in 2nd nine although we thought we might have blown it on 16th and 17th holes with only 1pt on each hole between us. I think we were getting tired but pars on the 18th and 4pts restored our spirits. The organiser got a photo taken but I think he might put it on his web site don't know)

Thanks for the story Rosemary and click on the link for details of the tournament -- still waiting for the update for 2006.
The Golf Management Website  -------- WELL DONE TO YOU ALL



Sunday 8th October 2006: Carol and Gillian to play in the final of the County Rosebowl

The County RosebowlThe final of the County Rosebowl  between the holder Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle)  and  Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle) - the 2004 Winner is scheduled for Friday the 13th October at Haggs Castle Golf Club. The tee off time is 9:42.

See Gillian in action in the final in 2004 -- 2004 Rose bowl Final at Haggs Castle Golf Club

Beth has asked me to say all are welcome to come along and support.


Friday 6th October: Some Photos taken at the Senior Home Internationals at Hamilton Golf Club

The Senior Home Internationals were played at Hamilton Golf Club  over 3 days this week. If you would like to see some photos of the prize giving click on the small photograph on the left. Scotland did exceedingly well and were runners up to England. To read all about it go to West Vets Website


Tuesday 3rd October 2006: Kate Hits The High Points In North Carolina and Click on the Junior News Section for up to date News

Kate O'SullivanRLCGA County Team member  Kate O’Sullivan, pictured left, lived up to the name of her American university – High Point in North Carolina – with a fourth place finish on level par 144 in the Great Smokies Intercollegiate women’s golf tournament at Waynesville County Club in North Carolina.
Kate, starting her final college year in America, had rounds of 74 and 70. The second round, which included two birdies and an eagle, was her lowest ever score in any competition either in the States or back home in Scotland.
It was also her lowest ever 36-hole total and her fifth top-five finish in the United States.

Report sent to this website by : Brian Morgan - Waynesville, NC

Senior Kate O'Sullivan led the way for High Point University (HPU)  shooting a two-under-par 70 on Sunday to finish in fourth-place (even-par 144) in the individual competition.
We played much better on Sunday," said HPU head coach Julie Streng.. I was very proud of Kate's performance. This is probably the best finish she's had in a very talented individual field."
Kate matched her career low round on Sunday carding two birdies and an eagle on her way to the sub-par finish. It marked her fifth career Top Five showing.

High Point, with nobody to give Kate O’Sullivan strong support, finished 16th of the 23 competing teams on 622.
140 Staci Lynch (Austin Peay State) 71 69.
142 Olivia Higgins (Charleston Southern) 74 68.
143 Desiree Karlsson (Western Carolina) 72 71.
144 Kate O’Sullivan (High Point) 74 70.

Great play --  Kate and well done on a terrific achievement from all at RLCGA

Also go to the Junior News Section to see how well our Juniors are doing


Monday 2nd  and Tuesday 3rd October 2006: It is Captain Beth's Silver Wedding Anniversary today and Donna's BIG Birthday tomorrow. The Draw for the Winter Foursomes is now available

Beth Paterson
and husband Stuart are celebrating their Silver Wedding today and we all wish them a very happy day and all the best for the future.

Beth here is a wee card from us all Beth's Anniversary Card


Donna JacksonTomorrow is Donna's big day - she is celebrating a BIG birthday . I am not going to give the game away as it it more than my life is worth !!

Happy birthday Donna and enjoy yourself while you're young . Here is your card to test if your brain is still functioning since you are getting older !
Donna's birthday card

Make sure your sound is turned on for both cards

Your Webmaster remembers getting "gubbed" by Donna in a County Championship Match play tie when Donna was 16-- I think it was over Kilmacolm -- 1980+ -- SOMETHING !!)

The Draw for the Winter Foursomes has now been completed by Eleanor Bremner . To see it click here RLCGA Winter Foursomes 2006


Sunday 1st October 2006: Ranfurly Castle Lady Captain's Team are the Scottish Regional Champions and Sarah Kirby has got engaged

Rosemary Reedie - Lady Captain Ranfurly CastleRLCGA member Rosemary Reedie who is Captain of Ranfurly Castle  with her team consisting of  RLCGA members Mary Craig, Anne Robinson, and Sarah Kirby played at Dunblane New Golf Club on 21st September. They won the Lady Captains Team Trophy  with the best score of the day and are now the Scottish regional champions. They go on to play in the National finals at the De Vere Carden Park Golf resort near Chester on the 9th October 2006.

Well done and we will be keeping our fingers crossed for you and your team Rosemary

Sarah Kirby - Ranfurly Castle


Congratulations, also go to Sarah Kirby pictured right (The Glenmuir Representative -  sponsors of the RLCGA County Team) who has just got engaged to Ranfurly Castle's Golf Professional Tom Eckford



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