25th December 2005: Christmas Day
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YOUR XMAS CARD FROM THE FELLS
22nd December 2005: Clare- Marie Carlton and
Jennifer Jenkins keep the flag flying for Renfrewshire
| Jennifer Jenkins (Ralston) and Clare
Marie Carlton (Fereneze) who both received certificates from Renfrewshire County Council for
Outstanding Sporting Achievements in 2005 are in the limelight
The University of Stirling is to send its six best female golfing
students to Florida next month
compete in two events on the prestigious Orange Blossom Tour.
Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle), Dawn Dewar (Monifieth),
and English-born Alex Marshall, Olivia Briggs and Emma Tipping,
on the trip.
The players will spend almost three weeks in Florida preparing for and
competing in the Jones/Doherty Amateur Championship at Coral Ridge
Country Club and the Women’s International four-ball event hosted by
Orangebrook Country Club.
It is almost 14 years since Catriona Matthew, then a Stirling University
golf scholarship student and now the most successful Scottish player
ever to play on the LPGA Tour, made the same trip and brought home the
Jenny Jenkins (Ralston),
the Scottish girls’ match-play
champion in 1988, will be on double international duty next year. First
she leads the Scotland squad at the European Under-21 junior women’s
team championship at Golf Club de Pan, Netherlands from July to 15.
Scotland has only ever landed one female European team title at any
level. That was in 1980 when the Scots were winners of the European
Under-21s’ title in Austria.
again skipper the Scotland team in the Under-18 girls’ home
internationals at Portstewart, Northern Ireland from August 9 to 11.
15th December 2005: Now for some Christmas Stuff As
I have no News except we are down to the Quarter Finals of the Winter
Foursomes (CLICK ON ALL THE PICTURES AND SEE ALL!)
on the Picture on the Left hand Side to see how the Douglas Park ladies
should have sung the 12 Days of Christmas !!
GO TO THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW
FOR A BIT OF GLASGOW CHEER
Click on the Fireplace and you will see the card that
I send you all
Click on the above picture
for the winter foursomes results so far
Click on Gladys and Carol
for a 5 minute trial video run with
Gladys singing Carols at the Douglas Park Golf Club Lunch.
Can you spot her. I think you may need to be on Broadband for it to
The picture should be fairly small. There is a small arrow on the RHS
below the film and to the right of a control slider that if you click on
should be on original size. If it is bigger than that
the picture is blurred.
I've heard that the sound can't get
thro' quickly enough on dial up. The next one I try I will see if there is
a way you can see it on both broadband and dial up
Also you made need
macromedia flash player installed to see the video.If you don't have it
you can download it (Free) by following this link -
of Ladies Lunch by Carol Fell
remember this is a trial run--- if it stops in the middle move
the bottom slider to the end on the RHS and try again)
12th December 2005: Troon Outing and More Knees need to be seen
|Well today I had the most fantastic day at
Troon Portland with the Garton
Girls that played in the Scottish Seniors at Gratown on Spey
We had a renunion game
Jennifer Mack and Fiona Roger (RLCGA) both members of Troon
headed the challange match. The teams of
Jennifer, Anna Telfer (Past D&A Captain), Helen Faulds
(D&A) and Emma Wilson (Past Chairman SLGA) took on the challange of
Fiona, Janice Paterson (Past Captain
Lanarkshire), Carol Fell (RLCGA)
and Noreen Fenton (Merchants
were the victors and were presented with lots of prizes from Jennifer !!
-- What beautiful weather we had and our thanks go to Jen and Fiona for a wonderful
Helen Faulds goes into hospital tomorrow to get a knee op and I have
just heard that Past Captain
Aileen has just had
fluid removed from her knee, and
Pat Walker (Ranfurly
Castle) has had a cartlidge Op. So we all wish them a speedy recovery
CLICK ON PHOTO TO SEE ALL THE
10th December 2005: Committee Member Brenda has a
|I have just returned from Cross House Hospital
after visiting my friend Brenda Livingstone (RLCGA
Committee Member) who has just gone through an Op for a
partial knee replacement. Brenda who is a member of Cathkin Braes, East
Renfrewshire and Home Club Lamlash was in good spirits.
We all wish her a successful outcome and quick recovery .
CLICK ON THE PHOTO OF MYSELF AND BRENDA IN THE SUMMER DOWN AT LAMLASH
TO SEE HER GET WELL CARD
8th December 2005: SGU Under Review
|The Scottish Golf Union, the
governing body for the men's amateur game, is to undergo a review four
years after its last restructure.
A three man independent review will be chaired by
Craig Reedie, husband of
RLCGA member Rosemary (Ranfurly Castle).
Craig is a keen golfer, international
Olympic Committee member and has also chaired the British
Olympic Association for the last 13 years
Two main issues to be considered are the make up and division of
responsibilities of the SGU board and executive council and the
role of area associations and clubs.
7th December 2005: The Age of Technology !!!
LGU Press Release
LADIES’ GOLF UNION EMBRACES NEW TECHNOLOGY
This year the Ladies’ Golf Union
introduced, for all championships, web-based online entries and
encouraged by the success is proceeding with an updated online system
Though the 2005 system was introduced late in the entry process, over
80% of all entries were received electronically.
Susan Simpson, Director of Championships of the LGU said: "We
believe we are the only British-based golf governing body to have such a
system in place. The adoption of the technology has been a huge asset to
the players and administrators alike."
"It has dramatically cut down administration but more importantly has
made our championship entry process much more accessible worldwide. It
is interesting to note that in 2005, tournament entries overall rose by
10% and we believe this to be mainly down to our online system. We
realistically expect over 90% of all entries next year to come through
The LGU has always recognized the
need to stay at the cutting edge of technology. Championship services
now include automatic text messaging of tee times and cuts, WAP scoring
to mobile phone handsets and online live scoring at all events.
At the moment we can publish our
RLCGA results after a competition to the howdidido website
plus also send the CSS, SSS, and winners to your mobile phone if set up.
5th December 2005: Winter Golf at Lochwinnoch
|A Message has been sent from
Lochwinnoch Golf Club of a Special
Offer for the winter months.
Why not take the opportunity to play 18 or 27 holes at a great price.
Full use of their warm and friendly clubhouse will be made available and
you will be made most welcome.
Click on the advert on the right to reveal all
Golf Club Website
2nd December 2005: RENFREWSHIRE TRAINING SQUAD FOR
2006 IS ANNOUNCED
|The Training squad for 2006 has been announced and is
Lucy Bannerman (Whitecraigs) - Junior
Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) - Junior
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) - Junior
Catherine Conejo (Williamwood) - Junior
Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze)
Sara Harman (Williamwood)
Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle)
Jennifer Jenkins (Ralston)
Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire)
Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle)
Gillian Mullen (Paisley)
Lesley Robertson (Ranfurly Castle)
Addi Shamash (Kirkcudbright and Bonnyton)
Julie Wilson (Williamwood)
Carol Whyte (Windyhill)
Kate O'Sullivan (Cochrane Castle) and Lauren
Mackin (Ranfurly Castle) - Junior, are also part of the Training Squad.
However, both players are out of the country and are therefore
unavailable during the winter months
There are a few of our younger and most promising players in the squad
this year. This will allow them to play and train with the best in our
Karyn Burns will continue to be our
County Coach and training will again take place at
Mearns Castle Golf Academy.
1st December 2005: Latest Open News:
TURNBERRY TO HOST THE 2009 OPEN
|The R&A has announced that the 2009 Open
Championship will be played at the Westin Turnberry Resort from
16–19 July, the fourth time that Turnberry
has hosted The Open since it was added in 1977 to the list of