27th February 2005 (Sunday) Committee Member Anne
Robinson decides the weather in New Zealand
is much better than here !!
from Anne "The weather here has been fab but I
hear its been very cold back home. We have decided to stay in NZ longer
than planned and I wondered if you could convey my apologies to Aileen
that I will not be back in time for the dinner"
Delighted to here you are having a great time Anne
If you still wish to go the
dinner on the 9th March at
Williamwood Golf Club please contact Captain Aileen Wilson.
The guest speaker is Helen Faulds from D & A
who did so well this week in the
Spanish senior women's international doubles championship at
Sherry Golf Jerez, Cadiz.
In the meantime there will be no news for a
week as Gordon and I are going up North for a wee break.
26th February 2005 (Saturday) Elspeth is the
leading RLCGA Player in Spain
|Scotland's Noreen Fenton
(Merchants of Edinburgh Golf Club)
produced her best-ever overseas performance to finish runner-up in the
Spanish senior women's amateur international
golf championship at Sherry Golf Jerez, Cadiz (on Friday).
Noreen had rounds of 75 and 77 for a total
of 152 - two shots behind the title winner, Cecilia Mourgue d'Algue
from France who scored 72 and 78.
Scotland had a second player in the top seven - Pamela Williamson
( Baberton )who had
a 76 and 79 for 155.
Leading final totals
150 C Mourgue d'Algue (Fra) 72 78.
152 N Fenton (Sco) 75 77, Vicky Pertierra (Spa) 74 78, F Colmant
(Ita) 72 80.
153 D Williams (Can) 78 75.
155 C Birke (Swe) 77 78, P Williamson (Sco) 76 79.
Other Scottish scores:
Gardner (Lanarkshire) 83 79.
164 E Hanlon (RLCGA)
167 H Faulds (D&A) 79
168 A Telfer (D&A) 85 83
170 J Mack (RLCGA) 85
187 F Roger (RLCGA) 93 94.
25th February 2005 (Friday): Lochwinnoch Pair into
the Winter Foursomes Final
and Elspeth Hanlon is the
best RLCGA Player in Spain
Maureen Cook and Sheila Shaw (Lochwinoch)
managed to win against Morag
Turner and Beatrice Orr (Kilmacolm)
- 4 & 2. yesterday played over Lochwinnoch.
Sheila reported "It was a very friendly match (our
first home game incidentally) and having decided to postpone the start
for an hour after overnight snow, the Course was completely green
in the sunshine and very playable. The Greenkeeper was very
accommodating allowing us to play to most of the big greens and also
from the front of the ladies tees (and not off the mats like everyone
else at the moment). So, all in all, a very good match - which I
think they enjoyed too, although the result went in our favour"
In the Final they now meet
Audrey Barclay and Penny Baglin
The date and venue is still to be arranged.
For all the results click on the Winter Foursomes link at the top of
Scotland's Noreen Fenton and Irish golfing
legend Mary McKenna led the Great Britain & Ireland
challenge in the first round of the Spanish
Senior Women's International
Championship at Sherry Golf Jerez, Cadiz
Merchants of Edinburgh member Noreen and Mary from Donabate
shared fourth place on 75, three shots behind joint leaders Francois
Colmont (Italy) and Cecilia Mourgue d'Algue (France) in a field of
Pamela Williamson (Baberton) was joint seventh on 76 with
England's Sue Westall tieing for 10th place on 77.
Collated scoreboard:Leading first round scores
72 Francois Colmont (Ita), Cecilia Mourgue d'Algue (Fra).
74 Vicky Pertierra (Spa).
75 Mary McKenna (Ire), Noreen Fenton (Sco), Anki Hermason (Swe).
76 Pamela Williamson (Scotland),
Gunilla Nordgren(Swe), Cristina Osborne (Spa).
77 Sue Westall (Eng), Karin Forsblad (Swe), Christina Birke (Swe).
78 Diane Williams (Can), Emma Villacieros (Spa), Laurance Neuhais (Fra),
Maria Munoz (Spa0, Milagros Yanes (Spa).
79 Helen Faulds (Scotland
and D & A), Barbara Woodham (Eng).
80 Vivien Saunders (Eng), Sue Timberelake (Eng), Valerie Hassett
81 Elspeth Hanlon (Scotland
and RLCGA).82 Hilary Smyth (Eng).
83 Janice Gardner (Scotland
85 Jennifer Mack (Scotland
Anna Telfer (Scotland
and D & A)..
93 Fiona Roger (Scotland
24th February 2005 (Thursday) D & A Players do well
|D & A 's Helen Faulds
(Douglas Park) and Anna Telfer (Milngavie) tied with fellow Scot
Pamela Williamson (Baberton) and her Canadian partner, Diane
Williams) for sixth place in the
Spanish senior women's international doubles championship which
ended at Sherry Golf Jerez, Cadiz yesterday
Helen and Anna had rounds of 74 and 76 for 150.
Pamela and Diane achieved that mark with scores of 72 and 78.
Noreen Fenton (Merchants of Edinburgh) and Janice Gardner (Drumpellier)
finished in a tie for 11th place with scores of 78 and 75 for 153.
Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) and Fiona Roger (Ranfurly Castle)
came joint 25th in a field of 36 couples (reduced
field after round one that had 50 couples) with scores of 80 and 87 for
SPANISH SENIOR WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL DOUBLES
Sherry Golf Jerez, Cadiz
Leading final totals
144 Christine Birke & Anki Hermanson (Swe) 69 75.
146 Mary McKenna & Valerie Hasset (Ire) 69 77.
147 Eva Ansgarius & Gunilla Nordgren (Swe) 70 77.
149 Sharon Rodriguez & Vikki Pertierra (Spa) 71 78, Laurance Marie
Neuhaus & Catline Pequignot (Fra) 69 80.
150 Helen Faulds & Anna Telfer (Sco) 74 76, Pamela Williamson (Sco) &
Diane Williams (Can) 72 78.
153 Noreen Fenton & Janice Gardner (Sco) 78 75.
164 Sue Westall & Susan Timberlake (Eng) 78 86.
167 Jennifer Mack & Fiona Roger (Sco) 80 87.
172 Mary Charleton & Maureen Bryson (Ire) 80 92.
23rd February 2005 (Wednesday) : Scots girls doing well in Spain
|Scotland's Pamela Williamson from Baberton and
her Canadian partner, Diane Williams, were lying eighth on the 72
mark at the end of the first round of the Spanish senior women's
international doubles golf championship at
Sherry Golf Jerez, Cadiz yesterday (Tuesday).
The all-Scottish and D&A
partnership of Helen Faulds and Anna Telfer were tied for 11th
place with a 2 over par 74 - four shots ahead
of Noreen Fenton (Merchants of Edinburgh) and
Janice Gardner (Drumpellier) , who were
occupying joint 19th place.
Jennifer Mack and Fiona Roger (RLCGA)
were in 25th position with an 8 over par 80.
22nd February 2005: SOME OF THE RLCGA SQUAD --- GET
THE EDGE TRAINING
|Some of the Renfrewshire County squad attended a
GET THE EDGE (Training the Brain)
golf presentation at Parklands Country Club on Monday 21st February.
Adam Hunter (Director of
Instruction) and Karyn Burns (PGA
Teaching Professional) from the Mearns Castle
Golf Academy gave a most "mind enlightening" seminar in ways
to improve your golf by using your BRAIN
as well as your SWING
Their additional ways of coaching can now be taught
to you as well. So why not book a lesson with
Karyn our RLCGA Team Coach by telephoning 0141 644 8200 or
email her at
Edge (Karyn Burns)
To see an enlargement of Photo click on the photo
of Beth, Karyn, Adam and Aileen
20th February 2005: RLCGA Members off to the
Spanish Open Ladies Senior Championship is
at the Sherry Golf Jerez Golf club
The Scottish players in the field are
Pam Williamson (Baberton), Noreen Fenton (Merchants of Edinburgh), Janice Gardner
(Drumpellier), Helen Faulds and Anna
Telfer (D & A)
and Elspeth Hanlon, Jennifer Mack and Fiona
them all the best of luck.
10th February 2005: Thanks to everyone for their
Just a big thank you
to everyone that has sent me cards, flowers and best wishes after my wee
Thanks to Captain Aileen and all at RLCGA
for the beautiful bouquet of flowers that I received.
Recovery is going well and hopefully I will be
able to update the website some time !!
2nd February 2005: Webmaster and Computer Problems
|This is to apologise for the lack of
news recently but my computer went
on the blink and was away at the Computer
Hospital for 10 days. There also may not be some news for a
wee while since I have to go into a People
Hospital tomorrow for a wee op.
Meantime the only news at the moment is that
Audrey Barclay and Penny Baglin
are through to the final of the Winter
Moira Hogg and Merope Dunlop
(Old Ranfurly) 3 and
2 in the Semi Finals. Click on the link above to see all the results so
Guest Book has had some success in that
Evy MacGregor (Ranfurly Castle) has been able to get in touch
with friends out in Indonesia that they had lost touch with !
Apologies for not sorting out all the competitions
for 2005, however, I know you have all received your fixture diaries.
Finally as Aileen
said in her message yesterday, please do come to the dinner on March
9th, as I'm sure it will be a very entertaining evening.
1st February 2005: Message from Captain Aileen
|Here we are ready
to enjoy our Golf in 2005-but just
having to wait for some better weather. Best Wishes to you all for a
However, our first event is INDOORS,
so no excuses for not attending!! Our County
Dinner is on Wednesday 9th March, 2005 at
The Williamwood Golf Club 7.00pm for 7.30pm.
I am happy to tell you that our guest speaker will be
Helen Faulds, who is well known in
golfing circles for her amusing after dinner speeches. We already have a
good number of members coming but I would encourage those that have not
applied yet to do so as soon as possible. I know it will be a enjoyable
evening with lots of chat and fun.
On the golfing front our County Training Squad players have already been
limbering up for the new season- with coaching from our Golf
Professional Karyn Burns at Mearns
Castle Golf Academy, and taking part in Mini-league
The squad members are:
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm)
, Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze) Sara Harman (Williamwood)
Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle) Jennifer Jenkins (Ralston) Gillian Kyle
(East Ren) Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle) Lesley Robertson (Ranfurly
Castle) Addi Shamash (Bonnyton) Maureen Skinner (Gourock) Carol Whyte
(Cochrane Castle)Julie Wilson(Williamwood)
Reserve: Gillian Mullen (Paisley)
Kate O'Sullivan is playing well in
North Carolina where she is in the second year of her University Golf
Scholarship. She will rejoin us in May.
More golf news next month-including news of the date of the Winter
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