Wednesday 26th November: SLGA AGM
213 ladies attended the Scottish Ladies Golfing Association's AGM
at the Station Hotel in Perth today. Mrs Nancy Chisholm was elected as President
of the Association.
One of the main points of the meeting was to approve or reject the Resolution
proposed by the LGU Executive Council to amend the Rules of the Ladies' Golf
Union to reflect the change from the LGU Handicapping System to the
CONGU Unified Handicapping System subject to approval at the LGU AGM on
Wednesday 21 January 2004.
Nancy Duncan reported on behalf of the LGU on the reasons for change and various
ladies from the audience were able to raise points in favour or against the
A 2/3 majority was required for the Resolution to be passed. A representative
from each club or county then voted for or against
Final Count : 133 + 63 proxy (196) were for and 15 + 6 proxy
(21) were against the proposal
Since 90.3% of Clubs in Scotland voted in favour the resolution was passed.
Friday 21st November: Scottish Institute of Sport Golf Program
Clare-Marie Carlton the
Renfrewshire County Champion (Fereneze) is selected for SIS
Wednesday 19th November: Meeting for Handicap Secretaries in
Renfrewshire at Caldwell Golf Club
All clubs in Renfrewshire were represented at a meeting to hear
more details of the CONGU system that is proposed to be
introduced in February 2004.
Chisholm from the SLGA with her "handicap hat on" as
the West of Scotland no longer has a Handicap Advisor, reported exceedingly well
on the many decisions that have been made. She also gave some advice for the
handicap secretaries and their committees. However, the CONGU system is still to
be ratified in Scotland at the SLGA AGM in Perth on Wednesday 26th November. All
members are welcome to attend. Details of the last evenings meeting will be
taken back to their own club committee and members in due course.
Carol Fell then reported on the RLCGA
plans for next year in how the County hope to return all AWAY
scores to HOME Clubs:
Last season we had a trial run using Club
Systems 2000 Software to input our competition scores and calculate the CSS.
Since then RLCGA are now the owners of Club System 2000
software which is free to County Associations with an annual Software Support
The AWAY score and CSS of the competition is
normally returned to the entrants Home Club as soon as possible after the
County Medal by printing out details and posting them back to your handicap
This year we published the competition
results onto the Renfrewshire County Website. Next year, however, we will be
publishing the result of each competition onto a Renfrewshire page within the
which we are now registered to. As
you will see you are still be able to access your results after a competition
through this Renfrewshire Website link. Another window will open and when you
have looked around close that window and you will be back to this page. (Please
allow time for the Howdidido page to load for the 1st time -- it will be quicker
the next time you open)
When the result of a competition is
published, your score, the CSS of the competition and your Rule 19.8 Stableford
adjustment score will be sent back, directly back to your HOME Club. If your
club is on the same software (i.e. Club Systems 2000) and you are linked and
registered to the howdidido website an internal message will be returned onto
your Match computer in the PUBLISH section of the software.
Obviously there are many clubs that do not
use the same software. Club Systems 2000 have collected about 800 e-mail
addresses from golf clubs in the UK and have put them into their system, so
when you process a score it will try and link each player with a ‘known club’
on their server’s database.
If a known club link is created the score
will be e-mailed to that club. This has several benefits and ensures that clubs
get to know about away scores.
Where clubs are signed up to “howdidido” they
get an internal message back to highlight the details of away scores. This is
generally more secure than e-mail and also gives them the opportunity to
automatically process the score directly into players handicap record in the
club2000 system in the future.
There are about 400 clubs signed up to
howdidido website, with about 800 other clubs who have recorded e-mail
We have about 229 playing members in the
County and had about 170 players (i.e. 170 AWAY Players ) that played in
competitions this year and who are attached to approx 30 different clubs.
At the moment there are about 13 of these
clubs where results can be returned to either by email or by the howdidido
internal message system
Over the winter period I hope to get more
email addresses from all the clubs that do not use Club Systems 2000 or have a
stand alone computer , I would appreciate as much help from you all to achieve
our objective which in the long term will be of benefit to you and your handicap
The Clubs that I have details on
so far from looking at the system
for transferring results back to the Home Club are:
* received email address at handicap meeting
NOT ABLE to send scores to these clubs
to send scores to these clubs
Caldwell Golf Club
Bonnyton Golf Club
Cathcart Castle Golf Club *
Douglas Park Golf Club
Cochrane Castle Golf Club
Eastwood Golf Club
Cowglen Golf Club
Elderslie Golf Club
East Renfrewshire Golf Club
Erskine Golf Club
Gourock Golf Club
Fereneze Golf Club
Greenock Golf Club
Haggs Castle Golf Club
Kirkcudbright Golf Club
Kilmacolm Golf Club
Lamlash Golf Club
Old Ranfurly Golf Club
Lochwinnoch Golf Club
Paisley Golf Club
Ranfurly Castle Golf Club*
Ralston Golf Club
Renfrew Golf Club
Whitecraigs Golf Club
Troon Portland Golf Club
Turnberry Hotel Golf Club
West Kilbride Golf Club
Williamwood Golf Club
For more information contact Club Systems
2000 Support Team at
Wednesday 5th November 2003 : AGM held at Haggs Castle Golf
The AGM was held today at Haggs Castle Golf Club.
The meeting went very well with all this years events, results, Junior Section,
and County Players achievements, reported to the well attended AGM audience.
over from Pearl Orr as Captain and Beth Paterson
(Eastwood) was appointed as the new Vice Captain. Beth,
however, has agreed to remain as Junior Secretary next year to
enable some follow up and continuity to all her wonderful efforts this year.
(Photo on RHS is Aileen, Jennifer Graham and Gladys Speedie in Betty Stewart's (Haggs
Castle) garden 6 weeks after Aileen's successful hip replacement operation. We
look forward to your captaincy Aileen plus good golf with a good hip !!
Christeen Finlayson and Audrey Sturgess have done a wonderful
job this year and have agreed to stay on as Secretary and Treasurer
A new appointment has also been made -- Carol Fell will be the
Match / Handicap Secretary for the County next Year.
The new members that have been appointed to the Committee are:
Brenda Livingstone (East Renfrewshire), Ann Robinson (Ranfurly Castle) and
Maureen Mitchell (Cathcart Castle)
Thanks were given to the retiring committee members : Janette
McCartney (Erskine), Ruth Henderson (Eastwood) and Rhona Graham (Haggs Castle)
for all their help over their last 3 years in office
Sheila Goudie (Cowglen) - Past RLCGA Captain
who is in charge of Course Rating in Renfrewshire gave us an in depth account of
where we are going !
Jennifer Mack (West Division SLGA Representative)
enlightened the audience on some of the CONGU details that we currently need to
know for next year.
Finally Carol Fell gave details on the RLCGA
purchase of Handicapping Club System 2000 software that will enable us to
publish the results and transfer AWAY details back to the
players HOME Clubs.
To conclude the AGM the presentation of prizes took place.
Flowers were presented to Kathleen McNeil (Hon. Life President),
Rosemary Dykes (Hon President --- who presented the prizes) and Pearl Orr
(Retiring County Captain)