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August 2003

Sunday 31st August 2003:

Dawn Bell (Whitecraigs) wins Renfrewshire County Junior Girls Championship (Gwladys Manson Bowl) at Old Ranfurly Golf Club

Dawn Bell with Junior Trophy

The County Junior Championship was played today at Old Ranfurly Golf Course

SEMI FINAL (Played in the morning)
Dawn Bell (Whitecraigs) won against Alison Mitchell (Ranfurly Castle) 3and 2
Megan Briggs (Ranfurly Castle) won against Gillian Mullen ( Paisley) 1 hole

FINAL (Played in the afternoon)
It was a very close contest in the afternoon final between Dawn and Megan with a better ball of level par 37 on the outward nine. 14 year old Megan was one up going to the 12th and then 17 year old Dawn had a brilliant run of 3 pars. She then birdied the difficult Old Ranfurly 15th to go 2 up. Megan hung on by slotting a long putt on the 16th for her par to half the hole and finally a half in 5 at the 17th was enough for Dawn to win the final by 2 and 1

Beth Paterson (Junior Secretary) refereed the final. Alison caddied for Dawn, Gillian for Megan. Support for the girls was also there from the walking wounded County Champion Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze) and Linzi Graham (Ralston).

Marilyn Muir captain of Old Ranfurly presented the prizes.

Wednesday 27th August 2003:

Merope Dunlop Winner County Rosebowl

The County Rosebowl Handicap Final was played today at Old Ranfurly Golf Course between Merope Dunlop and Moira Hogg. In an excellent final Moira was up against a very much on form Merope who chipped in for a birdie 3 at the 3rd and very rarely made any mistakes. She was out in approximately 39 gross and was 4 up at the turn.

Moira staged a good fightback from the 9th onwards. Merope, however, sank a very difficult putt on the 12th to win the hole and then had a par 3 at the 13th. With a half at the 14th Merope clinched the match 5 and 4. Aileen Wilson (Vice Captain) refereed the final

Many thanks go to Merope and Moira for their very kind hospitality back at the 19th !!

Monday 25th August 2003:

County Rose Bowl Final: Venue and Date details

The final between Moira Hogg (Old Ranfurly) and Merope Dunlop (Old Ranfurly) takes place on Wednesday 27th August starting at 11:00am over their Home Course Old Ranfurly.

Vice Captain Aileen Wilson will referee the final.

Please do come along and support

Alyth Golf Club

Great Britain & Ireland international player Clare Queen and Drumpellier club mate Susan Wood won the Scottish women's foursomes championship by a single stroke over 36 holes at Alyth Golf Club yesterday (Sunday).

Renfrewshire players did well representing their Home Clubs

Leading Scores::
142 Clare Queen & Susan Wood (Drumpellier) 69 73.
143 Heather MacRae & Lynn Kenny (Dunblane New) 73 70.
145 Laura McLardy & Carol Wilson (Murcar) 72 73.
149 Alison Davidson & Elaine Allison (Stirling) 75 74

Other Scores (RLCGA Players in Bold)

153 Sara Bishop & Carol Whyte (Windyhill) 77 76.
154 Michele MacGregor & Lesley Mackay (Erskine) 83 71.
155 Helen Faulds & Elinor Grant (Douglas Park) 75 80.
160 Jennifer Mack & Jennifer Graham (Haggs Castle) 78 82, Gillian McGinlay & Maureen Skinner (Cochrane Castle) 77 83,

141 Helen Faulds & Elinor Grant (Douglas Park) 68 73.

Sunday 24th August 2003: JUNIOR NEWS

Renfrewshire County Junior Girls Championship is being played at Old Ranfurly Golf Club on Sunday 31st August, 2003

Semi final
9.00a.m. Alison Mitchell (Ranfurly Castle) v Dawn Bell (Whitecraigs)
9.10a.m. Gillian Mullen ( Paisley) v Megan Briggs (Ranfurly Castle)

2.30p.m. Final
Please come along and support

The Campbell Clock and Par 3 Competition (non handicap) is on Sunday 7th September at Whitecraigs Golf Club

If you still would like to play and have not entered telephone Beth Paterson to see if there are any available times or cancellations.

Scottish Golf Foundation Age Group Championships

Megan Briggs from Ranfurly Castle , achieved sixth position in the Under 14 girls in the Golf Foundation Weetabix Age Group championships' Grand Final.

Thursday 21st August 2003:

The draw for the Autumn Meeting at Williamwood on the Monday 8th September has now been done.

If you still would like to play and have not entered telephone Rhona Graham to see if there are any available times or cancellations..

Wednesday 20th August 2003:

Old Ranfurly Players will contest the final of the County RosebowlCounty Challange Bowl

The semi finals of the County Rosebowl have now been played and Moira Hogg and Merope Dunlop both from Old Ranfurly will meet in the final. The venue and date is still to be finalised.

Many Congratulations to you both.

Tuesday 19th August 2003:

The draw for the September Medal at Cowglen on Thursday 4th September has now been done.

If you still would like to play and have not entered telephone Heather Anderson to see if there are any available times left.

Saturday 16th August 2003:

Heather Anderson, helped the host club's women's team to win the Caldwell Golf Club Centenary Invitational pro-am yesterday (Friday).
Heather, a member of Caldwell all her life and still playing off a handicap of five, teamed up with Christine Wilson (handicap 10) and Liz McPherson (15) to partner Fereneze professional Haldane Lee to a net team score of 19-under-par 123.
Many Congratulations to you all.

Monday 11th August 2003:

Megan BriggsI have just heard that Megan Briggs [Ranfurly Castle] won the Medal round played over the Strathtyrum Course on the Thursday 7th August with a gross 72.She won the prize for the best Scratch Score and the second Handicap prize. On the Friday she won the Stableford Competition played over the Jubilee Course [on count back] with a total of 37 points.

Well done Megan. What is your Handicap now ?

August County Medal (Lochwinnoch)

Jannette McCartney (Erskine) and Sheila Shaw (Lochwinnoch) --- Sheila Shaw (Lochwinnoch)were the only 2 players to break the CSS of 75 over Lochwinnoch where the SSS is 72.

Janette had a gross 82 net 71 in the scratch to 12 Division and also had the best gross score of the day. Sheila (pictured right) off a handicap of 14 had a net 73 and won the over 13 handicap division.

Sunday 10th August 2003

Jennifer Jenkins and Addi Shamash both have level par rounds in the Mary McCallay Trophy at Dumfries

Lynn Kenny (Stirling University) pipped Anne Laing (Vale of Leven), for the Mary McCallay Trophy, the latest SLGA 36-hole Order of Merit women's amateur tournament, at Dumfries & Galloway Golf Club today. Jennifer and Addi were tied in 5th position. Lesley Robertson (Ranfurly Castle) was in 7th place playing to 2 over par in both rounds.

Leading scores
137 Lynn Kenny (Stirling University) 71 66.
138 Anne Laing (Vale of Leven) 67 71.
140 Pam Mackay (Royal Dornoch) 68 72.
143 Diane Macdonald (Dumfries & Co) 73 70.
144 Addi Shamash (Kirkcudbright and Bonnyton ) 72 72, Jennifer Jenkins (Ralston) 72 72.

Saturday 9th August 2003:

I have just received a wee message from Gladys Speedie who is running the August Medal at Lochwinnoch on Monday

Just got in last night from St Andrews

Unfortunately the har came down on Tuesday when I was due to play the Eden. Had a horrible hole at the 17th on the New on Monday so spoiled my chances as the match play was judged on the one round. Tough as it played, I had a bounce game the next day and played to a 7. Just not my luck this year again.

Never mind Gladys it's the taking part that's important and remember you need to have a sense of humour to play this game !!!

Friday 8th August 2003:

Strathtyrum Tournament, St Andrews

Lynda Brabender, the defending champion from Greenock, lost 4 and 3 to Karen Marshall (Baberton) in the quarter-finals of the Strathtyrum Trophy - the St Andrews Links Trust women's five-day open tournament - over the Eden Course on Thursday. Aileen Wilson (Haggs Castle) our other Renfrewshire County player lost by 2 and 1 to D Anisimova (Moscow City) in the previous round.

For all the matchplay results go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

Thursday 7th August 2003: Veteran Ladies Golf Association Jamboree

Scotland defended the Miller Stirling Trophy they won at Seaton Carew 12 months ago when the Veteran Ladies Golf Association jamboree was played at Lilleshall Hall, Shropshire this week. The team was captained this year by former Scottish champion Heather Anderson (Caldwell) and Renfrewshire County Committee member
Scotland's squad for the three-day programme was: Rose Anderson (Huntly), Helen Faulds (Douglas Park), Noreen Fenton (Merchants of Edinburgh), Pat Hutton (Lanark), Christine McAndrew (Nairn Dunbar), Lynne Terry (Cruden Bay), Moira Thomson (North Berwick), Pam Williamson (Baberton).

They won 5 1/2 - 3 1/2 against North on Tuesday, then won against Midlands yesterday by 6 1/2 - 2 1/2 and then lost by 5 1/2 to 3 1/2 against the South today.

Scotland and South both finished with two wins apiece at the top of the table. The tie-breaker was a count back of games won and Scotland prevailed by the slender margin of 1pt.

Final placing _ 1 Scotland (after count back) 2pt, 2 South 2pt, 3 Midlands 1pt, North 1pt

Many congratulation to Heather and her team

Wednesday 6th August 2003:

Holder Lynda Brabender and Aileen Wilson progress to the 2nd Round of the Strathtyrum Trophy

Renfrewshire Players Results from first round of the St Andrews Links Trust five-day women's open tournament for the Strathtyrum Trophy over the Eden Course:

Aileen Wilson (Haggs Castle ) beat Marilyn Henderson (Germany) 1 hole
Lynda Brabender (Greenock) beat Lauren McArthur (St Regulus) 3 and 1.
Krystle Caithness (St Regulus) beat Jennifer Graham (Haggs Castle) 3 and 1
Valerie Kirkwood (Furness) beat Jennifer Jenkins (Ralston ) 2 and 1.

Tuesday 5th August 2003: STRATHTYRUM OPEN


COMPETITORS in the first qualifying round of the Strathtyrum women's five-day open tournament, organised by St Andrews Links Trust, found the going tough over the New and Eden Courses. No player broke 80 over the New Course which has a women's par of 75 and nobody got within striking distance of the Par of 73 at the Eden Course. The qualifying stages were reduced to one round due to fog !!

Qualifiers for the matchplay stages were Lynda Brabender (Greenock), Jennifer Jenkins (Ralston). Jennifer Graham (Haggs Castle) and Aileen Wilson (Haggs Castle)


EDEN COURSE (Par 73, CSS 73)

77 Lynda Brabender (Greenock), 83 Jennifer Jenkins (Ralston). 84 Jennifer Graham (Haggs Castle),86 Megan Briggs (Ranfurly Castle). 91 Rhona Graham (Haggs Castle). 92 Linda Wishart (Haggs Castle).

NEW COURSE (Par 75, CSS 78)

92 Aileen Wilson (Haggs Castle). 99 Gladys Speedie (Douglas Park).


Sunday 3rd August 2003: RICCARTON ROSEWBOWL

Lesley Robertson (Ranfurly Castle) had an excellent 2nd Round in the Riccarton Rosebowl at Hamilton when she had a gross 74 against the SSS 72. Well done Lesley --- She still hasn't found out what the CSS was. I am afraid I can't find out any more details on how the other Renfrewshire County Players got on


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