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November 2004


24th November 2004:Past RLCGA Captain Pamela Mackenzie is elected onto  the SLGA

The SLGA AGM was held today at the Quality Hotel in Glasgow.
Kirkcaldy-based Mrs Emma Wilson became the new Chairman of the Scottish Ladies Golfing Association. She took over from Mrs Pat Hutton (Lanark).

Past RLCGA County Captain Pamela MacKenzie (Ranfurly Castle) was elected to be the West Division Representative on the Executive Committee to replace Pat Hutton who retires by expiry of her term of Office.  She joins Past RLCGA Captain Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) who is the other West Division Representative. --- (click on photo to see an enlargement of Pamela)

Renfrewshire's Kathleen McNeil, Rosemary Dykes and Wendy Cameron were all re elected as Past Presidents.


Pamela MacKenzie
New for next year on the Handicap front is, that from February 2005 in competitions that have a field of 5 players or less, the CSS can go up by a maximum of 3 to reduction only from the SSS but the CSS will not go down by 1 as in the normal field numbers process. This could disadvantage regular "small field" players as they could often play in reduction-only competitions and their handicaps would never go up. It was suggested that the Club adjustment for general play could be applied in this instance.
It was also confirmed that all AWAY scores MUST have their adjusted Gross Scores returned to the HOME club along with the Players Competition Score. This  also MUST be done in England and Wales as from February 2005 where previously this was not the case.
With regards judgement of the General Play Rule, all Handicap Secretaries will be sent notification around the 8th December 2004 to assist in the decision making.
There will also be an audit done based on all the end of year  Category 1 players handicap record returns.



15th November 2004: The Holders of the Winter Foursomes Title are Knocked out

Holders Maureen Mitchell (Old Ranfurly) and Mamie Robin (Elderslie) were knocked out of the 2nd Round of the 2004/2005 Winter Foursomes in the 2nd round. The match was played at Williamwood Golf Course and the Home players Jinty Rodger and Lesley  Forsyth managed to win at the 19th Hole after a very closely contested match
All the other ties are progressing well and to see how the ties are going click on the 2004 Winter Foursomes link at the top of this page


11th November 2004: Choose from 33 Countries to find your ideal Golf at the Golf-Monster Website

Golf-Monster is an excellent website that this Renfrewshire Website now has a link with. It has been set up for people looking for golf courses around the world. You can choose from  over 7500 golf courses in 33 countries worldwide to find your ideal golf. Why not click on the logo and have a browse and you may find somewhere to go to escape this horrible rain !!!

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9th November 2004:Kate O'Sullivan Takes Title at Virginia Beach Invitational

Renfrewshire County Team Member Kate O'Sullivan shot a final-round 77 yesterday to claim her second individual title of the season and High Point posted a fourth-place finish (the top effort in the program's two-year history) at the 36-hole TPC of Virginia Beach Invitational, hosted by Old Dominion, in Virginia Beach, Va.

O'Sullivan (74-77-151), who won the Sea Trail Invitational in September, defeated Laura Mengelkamp (76-76-152) of Wyoming by a stroke and bested Jessica Carafiello of Florida Atlantic by two shots. HPU's Jenna Kinnear (84-82-166) took 19th.

The Panthers shot a team aggregate of 655 (324-321), finishing four strokes ahead of Bethune-Cookman and 10 shots behind third-place Wyoming.


Kate O'Sullivan


6th November 2004:How to raise money for a charity

Well, I had a lovely evening at the GRI Golf Club Dinner last night and told them all about how well everyone had done at Ranfurly Castle, Douglas Park and the County Events this season.

This morning I was then off to the Douglas Park Coffee Morning in aid of the Maggie's Centre --- and what a success that was --- The event raised approximately £550 for the Maggie's Centre.

Maggie's is a place for people who have cancer, their families and friends
It was founded by Maggie Keswick Jencks by her experience as a cancer patient.

To find out more information click on this link ---- The Maggie's Centre Website



5th November 2004: Hope your golf shots go off with a bang !

Ok Its Guy Fawkes and I should be playing golf but I am not  !!
It's a bit damp again today , ---  so I think I will go to the gym and try to get into shape before I go off to the Glasgow Royal Infirmary Ladies Golf Club Dinner this evening.
Having been a member of this club for over 20 Years and worked in Glasgow  Royal Infirmary  for 32 years  I will "enlighten" them with a few of our RLCGA golfing high Spots of the year.



3rd November 2004: Wendy Cameron is the new Honorary President

At the County AGM at Haggs Castle today Rosemary Dykes who has been the  Honorary President for the last 5 years stepped down from the post and welcomed Wendy Cameron (Past RLCGA County Captain, SLGA President and SLGA Chairman) to takeover this position.


Rosemary Dykes and Wendy Cameron

The AGM opened with Captain Aileen Wilson giving thanks to  those who were leaving office.   Honorary President Rosemary Dykes who had shown enthusiastic support and offered helpful advice and encouragement to the team in her five years of office.   It was with great pleasure that the Captain presented Rosemary with a bouquet of flowers.  In reply Rosemary intimated  she was very sad  her term of office as President had come to an end and it was with some reluctance she would be handing over her badge to her successor.  Vice-Captain Beth was also relinquishing her office as Junior Secretary and Aileen thanked her for all her hard work and organization,  conducted with great enthusiasm and a pleasant manner.  Her Immediate Past Captain, Pearl had also reached the end of her term and Captain Aileen had appreciated all her advice and help over the past year as well as her knowledge of golf.  Special thanks went to the  retiring members of committee  -  Heather Anderson, Gladys Speedie and Brenda Stewart for all their efforts over the past three years.  Gladys was also thanked for her sterling efforts as Caddy Mistress for 2004.

Before going on to announce the new office bearers Captain Aileen thanked  our Honorary Life President, Miss Kathleen McNeil, MBE, for the support shown to the Association and the team.  It was very much appreciated  by all.   Aileen  was pleased  to propose our new President, Wendy Cameron and this had been seconded by Immediate Past President Rosemary.  Wendy made a short speech intimating she had been a Past Captain of Renfrewshire and a Past Chairman and Past President of the SLGA so now she felt as though she was coming home.  Aileen was gratified that although Beth had demitted office as Junior Secretary she could now commit herself to one year as Vice Captain.  The new Junior Secretary would be Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) proposed by Beth Paterson and seconded by  Pearl Orr.  She was also pleased that Honorary Secretary, Christeen Finlayson, and Honorary Treasurer, Audrey Sturgess were continuing in office.  The three new committee members are Jane Thomson (Whitecraigs), proposed by Christeen Finlayson and seconded by Morna Orr;  Eleanor Bremner (Whitecraigs) and Fiona Roger (Ranfurly Castle) proposed and  seconded by the committee.   

Sheila Goudie, Team Assessor of the Course Rating Committee, reported  that eleven our of twenty four Renfrewshire courses had already been rated.  All courses had to be completed within five years so the Committee ‘s work was  well on schedule.  The Committee had been split into two with Sheila’s Team consisting of Maureen Mitchell (Cathcart Castle), Rhona Graham and Jennifer Graham  -  they had all been allocated a specific task and this has proved to be successful in speeding up the process.  After completion of the course work Maureen and Rhona transfer the data from The USGA Manual.  Sheila intimated that this was the hard part but that Maureen and Rhona had it completely under control.

The other team is headed by Maureen Mitchell (Old Ranfurly).  She is ably assisted by Mamie Robin, Elspeth Hanlon and Nancy MacGadie.  Janette Nelson of Cochrane Castle has recently joined the team.

Once paper work is completed and sent to the SLGA the team take no further part in the proceedings and are only occasionally informed of the final standard scratch. 

Captain Aileen thanked Sheila and announced that on behalf of the Renfrewshire Association a letter had been sent to the two team captains thanking all involved for their time and hard work.

The Annual Reports were then given by Captain Aileen Wilson , Secretary Christeen Finlayson,Junior Secretary Beth Paterson, Treasurer Audrey Sturgess, and Results Secretary Carol Fell

Christeen handed out a Fixture list for 2005. If you wish to see it click on the link on the LHS of this page

After the meeting Rosemary presented the prizes to all this years winners. To see who were winners this year click on  this link 2004 Prize winners    


1st November 2004: Winter Foursomes Results Round 1 are now completed

Last years winners of the Winter Foursomes Maureen Mitchell (Old Ranfurly) and Mamie Robin (Elderslie) have progressed to the 2nd Round and losing finalists Marion Munro and Rosemary Reedie (Ranfurly Castle) have progressed to the 3rd Round.
Looking for the up to date results click on the link at the top of this page.


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