24th October : The Week of Witches and Brooms !
Apart from that , I have no news at the
moment and since it is the week of young children being excited about it
being Halloween next weekend I thought I should remind all members that
the AGM is on
Wednesday 3rd November at Haggs Castle Golf Club.
WHY NOT CLICK ON THE BLACK CAT
AND PERHAPS THIS HALLOWEEN CARD MAY MAKE YOU REMEMBER TO COME ALONG AND
HEAR ALL ABOUT THIS YEARS' COUNTY EVENTS
17th October 2004: Our Secretary Christeen
Finlayson has been rubbing shoulders with the stars
Another step for Christeen!
This is after scoring at the first round of the
David Howell (leader) and Samuel L.
Sadly, I didn't know who he was and have never seen any of his films.
what I hear there are many who would have been pleased to have been in
my place! For the record he seemed a very decent fellow and took time
to sign autographs for everyone not only as he played as well as when he
came off the course.
Christeen for your story --- you look as if you were enjoying yourself
15th October 2004: The tragic death of Lis Harvey
|It is with much sadness that I have to report the
sudden death of Lis Harvey in a
drowning accident on Tuesday 5th October, 2004
while on a golfing holiday in Turkey with 7 other ladies from Cowglen
Lis had been an active member of the County since 1988 and regularly
played in our competitions. She had a single figure handicap and was
the Champion of Cowglen. Lis was a liked and highly respected member of
our County and will be sadly missed. We send
our sincere sympathy to her husband Mike and family.
Aileen Wilson, Captain.
14th October 2004: Greenlees Trophy Presentation at
Lenzie Golf Club
|The Greenlees Trophy
Presentation Buffet lunch took place today at
Lenzie Golf Club.
Willeen McCallum the Greenlees Secretary gave a very
enlightening report of this years events and was able to also produce
the original box for the trophy which had been in Troon Ladies safe
keeping for the last 15 years.
Sheena Mitchell (Lenzie Lady Captain)
presented the trophies to all 3 Divisional winners.
|1st Division Winners :
Ranfurly Castle (Fiona Roger) --- Middle of Photo
2nd Division Winners : Kilmacolm (Annette Bailey)
3rd Division Winners : West Kilbride (Morag
McCallum) ---- LHS
Click on photo to see an enlargement. For all the final scores click
here Greenlees Results 2004
Castle, the 2004 Winners of the Main
Trophy have competed in the Greenlees Trophy since the year
it was started (1931) and this is the first time they have ever
won it. Going back 40 years they have been in the 1st Division for 36 of
those years and as Fiona Roger the
team captain in her speech said " If at first
you do not succeed --- TRY TRY AND TRY AGAIN !!"
We were also told that there were 5 members of the current team who
have played the unbelievable total of 727 matches between them!!
Nancy MacGadie the longest
serving Greenlees Team Player accepted the Trophy on behalf of Ranfurly
10th October 2004: SLGA Centenary Lunch in
|330 Golfers from all over Great Britain and Ireland
including a table representing
RLCGA congregated in the
Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh, yesterday
to celebrate the Centenary of the Scottish Ladies Golfing
presented the SLGA with a framed print of St Andrews, and the
R&A gave a silver salver, both of which
were graciously accepted by SLGA President, Nancy Chisholm.
|After a delicious lunch
the speeches were led off by professional
golfer, Cathy Panton-Lewis, one of the founding members of the
Ladies European Tour, who toasted the
SLGA, and expressed her gratitude to the SLGA for all they had done to
develop her into a professional golfer.
Nancy Chisholm SLGA President replied by
reminded the audience of the early beginnings of the
Vice-Chairman, Emma Wilson, toasted the guests and
Richard Cole-Hamilton, Captain of the R&A,
replied. The SLGA Chairman Pat Hutton,co ordinated
the event and the Vote of Thanks was given by
Vice-President, Margo Bauer.
The Renfrewshire County Representatives were
Beth Paterson, Christeen Finlayson, Carol Fell,
Fiona Roger, Audrey Sturgess, Evi Park, Dorothea Hastings, Moyra Gordon,
Pamela MacKenzie, Rosemary Dykes, Jennifer Mack (SLGA), Sheila Goudie
(Cowglen) and Gladys Speedie (Douglas Park)
Unfortunately Captain Aileen Wilson
was unable to attend due to a family bereavement and we send her our
7th October 2004: The Mail on
Sunday Report from Fiona Roger in Manchester
The Ranfurly “ Mail on
Sunday” team left
Bridge of Weir by coach at 7 a.m. on Sunday morning, heading for
Manchester and the quarter finals of the National Mail on Sunday
competition. By 8.10 a.m., as the coach sped down the M74,
the team of Evy MacGregor, Anne Judge,
Sally Smyth, Marion Munro, Mary Craig and Lois Brown plus
caddies enjoyed Bacon and egg rolls and bucks
fizz!! After a short stop for coffee during the journey they
arrived at The Marriot
Worsley Park Golf and Country Club in plenty of time
to prepare for a practice round on Sunday afternoon.
This was the second time in two years that
Ranfurly Castle had reached the quarter
final stage of this competition. The Mail on Sunday competition is
the world’s biggest golf club team event with
3,115 teams competing in the men and ladies sections. To
reach the quarter final stage Ranfurly played 8 rounds within
Scotland culminating in a final against Falkirk Tryst.
The practice round was played in very
wet conditions overhead and extremely muddy
conditions underfoot. Hot showers
were the order of the day after golf before the eight ladies teams
and eight mens teams, plus supporters gathered for a champagne
reception followed by dinner.
Dinner over, the eight ladies teams were
put in the hat and four matches were drawn. This was followed
by the same procedure for the men. There was plenty of fun and
laughter and a lot of cheering as each team was drawn from the hat and
relevant information was given about each of them. The
Ranfurly team drew
Reading Golf Club for their
eagerly anticipated tie the next morning.
Torrential rain and high winds
during the night caused an hour’s delay to the start of play.
An early morning ‘phone call from our
Captain Evy, meant an extra hour
in bed! There was a great deal of doubt about whether the course
would be playable, which would have given the organisers a huge
problem. However, the rain eased and the decision to start the
matches taken. The men started at the 1st. tee and the
ladies at the 11th.
Each team played 4 singles matches
played off handicap. Mary Craig, Evy
Macgregor, Marion Munro and Anne Judge set off on a course
which was so wet that it was never going to be an easy match
for either side. The conditions overhead improved hugely and both
teams played well considering the appalling conditions underfoot.
It was a tight match and the Ranfurly team played well, but on
the day, were beaten by a better side who
now go forward to the last stage of the competition to be played in
Spain in November.
Reading Golf Club will be joined by
two other English Clubs plus a Club from Ireland and another from
Wales. We wish them all well.
Congratulations must go to
the Ranfurly team for reaching the quarter finals and competing so
well in Manchester. We had a
lot of fun and a weary team returned home on the coach along with
several bottles of champagne and many tales to tell from each round of
the 2004 competition.
Fiona thank you so much
for your most interesting and detailed report. We are sorry the team
lost but many congratulations to you all for a terrific performance over
the whole 2004 season
5th October 2004: Ranfurly Castle wins the
Greenlees Trophy for the First Time and
the SLGA name their winter training squads
From L to R Back
Row: Sally Smyth, Mary Craig, Sarah Kirby, Lesley Robertson, Fiona
Roger (Team Captain),
Anne Robinson, Pamela MacKenzie.
Front Row: Marion Munro, Evy MacGregor, Anne Judge, Nancy MacGadie,
Carol Fell and Rosemary Reedie (click to enlarge photograph)
|Ranfurly Castle Golf Club
have won this year's West of Scotland
Greenlees Trophy for the first time in the Clubs history.They
won the season's scratch match play competition
with 49½pt, with defending champions
Cochrane Castle runners-up with 45pt.
Erskine and Lanark were relegated to Division 2, their places being
taken by Division 2 winners Kilmacolm and runners-up Eastwood.
Cawder and Cowglen make the drop to Division 3 with West Kilbride and
Cardross being promoted to Division 2.
Division 1 - Ranfurly Castle 49 ½,
Cochrane Castle 45, Troon 41 ½, Kilmarnock Barassie 36 ½, Cathkin Braes
35, Prestwick St Nicholas 35, Douglas Park 34 ½, Erskine 24 ½, Lanark
Division 2 - Kilmacolm 47 ½,
Eastwood 45, Bothwell Castle 39 ½, Old Ranfurly 36 ½, East Renfrewshire
35 ½, Haggs Castle 32, Milngavie 31 ½, Cawder 29, Cowglen 29 ½.
Division 3 - West Kilbride 61 ½,
Cardross 48, Whitecraigs 46 ½, Hilton Park 45 ½, Greenock 38 ½, Cathcart
Castle 38, Largs 37, Turnberry 31 ½, Lenzie 27 ½, Williamwood 27.
The Winter training
squads have been announced by the
Scottish Ladies Golfing Association for 2004-2005 and
there are 3
Renfrewshire Juniors selected
NATIONAL 2 SQUAD:
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm),
NATIONAL SUPPORT SQUAD:
Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze),
Mackin (Ranfurly Castle),
National 2 Squad – Drumoig Driving Range on October 31, November 27.
December 4-12. January 29. February 6.
National Support Squad – Drumoig Driving Range on November 21, January
9, February 13.
Development Squad – Drumoig Driving Range on November 13, December 5,
January 15, February 5.
1st October 2004 : Best
wishes to Renfrewshire players over the next few days
Best wishes also go to the Ranfurly
Castle Team of
Lois Brown, Mary Craig, Anne Judge, Evy MacGregor,
Marion Munro and Sally Smyth who won
the Scottish Final of the
Mail on Sunday Golf Classic.
They travel to the Marriott Worsley Park Golf and Country
Club in Manchester on Sunday to play in the
Quarter Finals on Monday which consists
of 5 teams from England, and 1 each from Scotland, Wales and
The draw is done on Sunday at the dinner and the all the winners of the
quarter finals then go to the Grand Final of the Mail on Sunday
National Golf Club Classic at El Rompido
Western Andalucia in Spain which is midway between Faro and Seville.
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