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May 2003



Over the big course at Hilton Park that was playing exceedingly long in the heavy conditions, Pearl Orr and Donna Jackson won the top Scratch Award with an 83 and Ann Robinson and Helen Crichton won the Handicap Section with a net 76.5


Pearl Orr nd Donna Jackson
Pearl Orr (RLCGA Captain), Fiona Cowan (D&A Captain) and Donna Jackson
Anne Robinson and Helen Crichton
Anne Robinson, Fiona Cowan and Helen Crichton

May 27th 2003 - LGU Press Release relayed by Colin Farquarson


The Council of National Golf Unions (CONGU) and the Ladies' Golf Union (LGU) are pleased to announce that they have agreed on a Unified Handicapping System to become effective on the 1st February 2004

May 26th 2003 - Renfrewshire Ladies County Team is announced for Brunston Castle June 16th - 18th June 2003

Clare - Marie Carlton (Fereneze) Donna Jackson
(Cochrane Castle)
Karen Fitzgerald (Turnberry)
Maureen Skinner (Gourock) Carol Whyte
Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle)
Jennifer Jenkins (Ralston) Lesley Robertson
(Ranfurly Castle)

May 25th 2003 - Some Photographs from the Scottish in St Andrews

The Scottish Ladies Championship is over, with the winner being Anne Laing (Vale of Leven) and the Runner Up Claire Hargan (Prestonfield). Mo NeilsonHowever, despite many RLCGA members not playing in the event they still had a good time last weekend and to prove it how about looking at some photographs from the Centenary Dinner on the Saturday evening with Past Champions Dorothea, Aileen and Heather plus one or two more photos of some of the good golfers on the Practice Round on the Sunday !


May 21st 2003 - In the 1st round of the knockout stages of the Scottish Amateur Championships Addi Shamash knocked out former Scottish and British champion Alison Davidson (Rose) by one hole. Adi was one up with one to play and Alison could not hole a curly 10ft birdie putt on the last green and the hole was halved.
Adi ,was roughly level par for the round. However in the 2nd Round Adi unfortunately lost to Martine Pow (Selkirk)

Jennifer Jenkins lost to former title holder Anne Laing in the 1st Round

In the Clark Rosebowl Carol Whyte beat Fiona De Fries (St Rule) in the 1st Round and then lost to D Popock (Oldmeldrum) Lynda Brabender received a w/o from Amy Davis (Bothwell Castle) and then lost to Charlie Taylor (Troon Ladies) in the afternoon

May 19th and 20th 2003 - Jennifer Jenkins (Ralston) has leading Renfrewshire County 1st Round Score at St Andrews in the Scottish Closed Amateur Championship with a gross 79. Addi Shamash (Kirkcudbright and Bonnyton) has a gross 78 in the 2nd Round Score (Par 76)

Both Addi (Gross 162) and Jennifer (Gross 165) have managed to make it to the matchplay stages of the Championship. Unfortunately Donna Jackson (Gross 166) missed out on the last qualifying place in a play off against Pam Williamson the Scots and Irish Seniors ChampionJennifer Jenkins

Both Lynda Brabender (Gross 169 - Greenock) and Carol Whyte (Gross 172 - Windyhill) have made it to the Clark Rosebowl matchplay stages (The next 16 after the main 32 Championship qualifiers)



May 17th SLGA Centenary Dinner -

Kathleen McNeil MBE

Kathleen McNeil (RLCGA Honorary Life President) is given an a standing ovation after her speech at the SLGA Centenary Dinner at the Old Course Hotel in St. Andrews on Saturday evening. Past Scottish Champions Dorothea (Sommerville) Hastings (1958) Heather Anderson (1969) and Aileen Wilson (1974) were amongst the 179 guests that attended the dinner.



1st May 14th 2003 - Heather Anderson (Caldwell) is West of Scotland Veteran Champion

Heather Anderson notched up yet another title in her extraordinarily long and successful golfing career when she won the Scottish Veteran Ladies Golf Association's West Division title at Renfrew today. Heather Anderson

At Renfrew, Heather beat Ann Prentice (Bothwell Castle) by 3 and 2 in the final after winning the second and third to go two up and never falling behind after that. She was three up at the turn.

The West Vets' Bronze Division championship was won by Helen Crichton (Ranfurly Castle) who beat Margaret McKendrick (Old Ranfurly) by 4 and 3 in the final.

May 12th 2003 - (County Foursomes over Greenock) Pearl Orr (RLCGA Captain) and Donna Jackson were the star performers of the day. In blustery and to say the least rather wet underfoot conditions they managed to be the overall winners in both the Scratch and Handicap sections with a brilliant 78 net 73


Christeen Finlayson the Caddy Mistress for the County Jamboree at Brunston Castle is looking for more volunteers to help with the caddying. Monday 16th June is looking ok. However, we really do need some more Renfrewshire Ladies for Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th June. Please give Christeen a call if you can help out.

May 10th 2003 - (County Rosebowl). The top 8 players with the lowest aggregate net scores in the April and May Medal has now been done. Christeen Finlayson is sending out the draw with telephone numbers of those who have qualified and you should receive this shortly.

May 6th 2003 -. (May Medal): Maureen Skinner (Gourock) wins the May Medal over Old Ranfurly with both the best Scratch (77) and Net Score (72) of the day. In blustery and difficult conditions most of the field struggled and the competition ended up with the SSS 71 going up to a CSS OF 74 (Reduction only)

Success for Lesley Robertson (Ranfurly Castle)

British mid-amateur women's champion Anne Laing won with a 2 round total of 145 yesterday (Sunday).
Many Congratulations to Renfrewshire County Player Lesley Robertson from Ranfurly Castle who won the Handicap Section
Handicap: 152 L Robertson (Ranfurly Castle) (5) 73 79.



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