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June 2005




29th June 2005: Renfrewshire win against D & A  and Lanarkshire win the Inter County Jamboree

 In today's matches against D&A the RLCGA Team were outstanding.
Highlight of the morning was that Donna and Gillian were 4 down after 8 and finally managed to win on  the 18th hole.
In the afternoon singles Clare Marie and Gillian Kyle both had wonderful victories against the odds and this year with a great team spirit we had the  best result for a long time
The Renfrewshire y
oungsters Megan Briggs and Clare-Marie Carlton were outstanding over the three days. Megan took 5 1/2points out of six while Clare - Marie gained 5 points  from six.

Todays Final Results:

Foursomes: C-M Carlton & J Jenkins beat S Bishop & L Ruane 3 and 1; M Briggs & K O'Sullivan beat K Walker & C McNeil 2 and 1; D Jackson & G McGinlay bt G Webster & J Foggo 1 hole (3-0).
Singles: Clare- Marie Carlton beat S Bishop 3 and 2, M Briggs beat L Ruane 8 and 6, K O'Sullivan lost to H Faulds 2 and 1, G Kyle beat K Walker 1 hole, J Jenkins beat  J Foggo 6 and 5, D Jackson lost to J Webster 2 and 1 (4-2).

Foursomes: C Queen & J Wilson beat L Hendry & L Williamson 7 and 5;
L Lloyd & R Rankin lost to C Malcolm & L Keohone 6 and 5;
A Young & S Wood  beat A Glennie & M McQueen 3 and 2 (2-1).
 C Queen beat D Watt 5 and 3, J Wilson beat C Malcolm 2 and 1, M Hughes lost to L Hendry 2 and 1, A Young halved with A Glennie, E Cuthill beat L Keohone 5 and 4, R Rankin beat L Williamson 2 and 1

Lanarkshire therefore win the West Division women's Inter-County Team Championship
They now go forward to the Scottish county finals at Ranfurly Castle from September 16 to 18 but, unless the dates are changed, Lanarkshire will be without the services of their two international players, Clare Queen and Jenna Wilson, at least for the first day of the county finals.



28th June 2005 : Renfrewshire win against Ayrshire and Lanarkshire are now favourites to win Inter-County Championship

Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) and Julie Wilson (Williamwood) played  in both sessions of play against Ayrshire today
They teamed up to get a square game against Ayrshire's Lesley Hendry and Liz Keohone in the foursomes. Then Julie lost by 3 and 2 to Lesley Williamson but Gillian beat Liz Keohone 3 and 2.
Renfrewshire, who led by 2 points after the foursomes, got 3 more wins in the afternoon singles from Donna Jackson, who beat Ayrshire champion Lesley Hendry 2 and 1, young Megan Briggs and Kate O'Sullivan.

LANARKSHIRE beat title-holders Dunbartonshire & Argyll 5 ˝-3 ˝ to be the only team with two wins out of two going into today's final programme of the West Division women's inter-county team championship at Lanark Golf Club.
Tuesday's details:

C-M Carlton & J Jenkins beatt D Watt & C Malcolm 3 and 2
G Kyle & J Wilson halved with L Hendry & L Keohone;
M Briggs & K O'Sullivan beat  M McQueen & S Lambie 3 and 2
(Renfrewshire - Ayrshire ˝).

D Jackson beat L Hendry 2 and 1,
Clare-Mare Carlton lost to A Glennie 4 and 2,
M Briggs beat C Malcolm 4 and 2,
J Wilson lost to L Williamson 3 and 2,
G Kyle beat L Keohone 3 and 2,
K O'Sullivan beat S Lambie 3 and 2 (4-2).

S Bishop & H Faulds lost to C Queen & J Wilson 6 and 5;
K Walker & C McNeil halved with E Cuthill & A Young;
G Webster & J Foggo beat R Rankin & S Wood 3 and 2 (1˝-1˝).
S Bishop beat C Queen 3 and 2,
K Walker halved with J Wilson,
G Webster lost to M Hughes 2 holes,
L Ruane lost to R Rankin 5 and 4,
C McNeil halved with E Cuthill,
J Foggo lost to A Young 6 and 4 (2-4).

Lanarkshire 2 wins, Renfrewshire and Dunbartonshire & Argyll 1 win each, Ayrshire 0 wins.
Dunbartonshire & Argyll v Renfrewshire, Lanarkshire v Ayrshire.


27th June 2005: Renfrewshire lose to  Lanarkshire in the West Division Inter County Finals opening day at Lanark

The 2005 RLCGA County Team

The 2005 RLCGA County Team

In an exciting opening day of the Inter County Jamboree at Lanark Golf Club, Renfrewshire were beaten 5 - 4 by Lanarkshire. The morning foursomes ended up in a draw with 1˝ - 1˝ .
Ruth Rankin was the outstanding player in Lanarkshire's 5-4 win. Ruth hit a driver off the fairway at the 15th to within a foot of the hole in the morning foursomes - which were shared - and then was three under par in beating Gillian McGinlay by 7 and 6.Jenna Wilson, first reserve for the Vagliano Trophy team, was two under par for the inward holes in winning by a 3 and 2 over US college student Kate O'Sullivan.
Megan Briggs was five up after eight holes against Alexandra Young who then proceeded to win five holes in a row to square the match. Young Megan kept her nerve and won the 14th and 18th to finish two up.
Clare-Marie Carlton won the final singles for Renfrewshire by beating Susan Woods by 6 and 5. Clare-Marie, drove the green at the 250yd fifth.
Donna Jackson, 10 times Renfrewshire champion, halved her match with Elaine Cuthill after being two down at the 16th.

The singles ended up with Lanarkshire winning - 2˝
The Full results for today were:
Jenna Wilson & May Hughes lost to Clare-Marie Carlton & Jennifer Jenkins 3 and 2; Elaine Cuthill & Alexandra Young beat Donna Jackson & Gillian McGinlay 2 and 1; Lesley Lloyd & Ruth Rankin halved with Megan Briggs & Kate O’Sullivan.

Clare Queen won against Jennifer Jenkins 5 and 4
Jenna Wilson won against Kate O'Sullivan 3 and 2
Ruth Rankin won against Gillian McGinlay 7 and 6
Elaine Cuthill halved against Donna Jackson
Alex Young lost to Megan Briggs 2up
Susan Wood lost to Clare-Marie Carlton 6 and 5

Dunbarton and Argyll Ayrshire
The Full results for today were:

Debbie Watt & Catherine Malcolm beat Gemma Webster & Louisa Ruane 2 holes;
Alex Glennie & Sharon Lambie lost to Sara Bishop & Helen Faulds 7 and 5;
Lesley Hendry & Lesley Williamson halved with Kylie Walker & Claire McNeil.



Lesley Hendry beat Sara Bishop 3 and 2
Debbie Watt
lost to  Kylie Walker 3 and 2
Liz Keohone
lost to  Gemma Webster 2 and 1
Lesley Williamson
lost to  Jill Foggo 3 and 2
Morag McQueen
lost to Claire McNeil 2 holes
Catherine Malcolm
beat Louisa Ruane 3 and 2


26th June 2005: My adopted Mum at 89 Years young still out on the course

Janet Gillies (Past member of the county) celebrated her 89th birthday this month. Janet has not been too well recently but was able to enjoy her day out at the Past Captains outing at Ranfurly Castle. Click on each photograph to see an enlargement



Janet Gillies 18th Green

Janet at the 18th Green

Past Captains


Some more golfing stars on the Putting Green

Janet putting

Janet on the Putting Green

Carol Reid and Janet Gillies


Ranfurly Castle Captain Carol Reid and Janet



The County Team go to Lanark this weekend to prepare for the Jamboree which begins on Monday. Please click on this link for our Good Luck Card .
Please give it time to load and once opened enlarge the window  so you can find the Book of Spells !!------------ RLCGA Good Luck Card


22nd June 2005: Kennedy Salver Junior News

The Kennedy Salver was played at Clober Golf Club yesterday . To see a full report go to the Junior News Section. Thanks go to Gillian Kyle (Junior Secretary) for the report and the photos from Anna Telfer (D&A Captain)


21st June 2005: Clare- Marie and Megan do well in the Munross Trophy  
and Donna and Clare- Marie in SLGA top 20 Player

MUNROSS TROPHY WOMEN'S OPEN over Montrose Links (Sunday 19th June)
LEADING SCORES:  (Par 71, CSS 73 73)
141 J Wilson (Strathaven) 69 72.
144 G Webster (Hilton Park) 73 71, K Caithness (St Regulus) 73 71.
146 E Ogilvy (Muckhart) 74 72.
147 C Booth (Auchterarder) 75 72, L Kenney (Pitreavie) 75 72, C Queen (Drumpellier) 72 75.
148 C Hargan (Mortonhall) 76 72, K MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) 74 74.
150 P Pretswell(Bothwell Castle) 75 75.
151 A Laing (Vale of Leven) 81 70, C-M Carlton (Stirling Univ) 74 77.
152 J Carthew (Ladybank) 80 72, L Murray (Alford) 75 77.
153 M Briggs (Kilmacolm) 83 70.
154 M Thomson (McDonald Ellon) 76 78, C Gruber (Royal Dornoch) 74 80.
156 L Walker (Nairn Dunbar) 80 76


Latest top 20
, based on their scores against CSS in SLGA-designated tournaments:
1 Clare Queen (Drumpellier) -1.89.
2 Jenna Wilson (Strathaven) +0.4.
3 Krystle Caithness (St Regulus) +0.44.
4 Emily Ogilvy (Muckhart) +0.75.
5 Fiona Lockhart (St Regulus) +0.89.
6 Anne Laing (Vale of Leven) +0.9
7 Claire Hargan (Moretonhall) +1.
8 Carly Booth (Auchterarder) +1.13.
9 Kelly Brotherton (Tulliallan) +1.25.
10 Louise Kenney (Pitreavie) +1.43.
11 Sara Bishop (Windyhill) +1.5.
12 Gemma Webster (Hilton Park) +1.6.
13 Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) +2.
14 Martine Pow (Selkirk) +2.13.
15 Katy McNicoll (Carnoustie Ladies) +2.3.
16 Heather MacRae (Dunblane New) +2.4.
17 Cara Gruber (Royal Dornoch) +2.5.
17 Clare-Marie Carlton (Stirling Univ) +2.5.
19 Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle) +2.6

20 Roseanne Niven (Crieff) +2.67.
The next counting tournament is the Mackie Bowl 36-hole tournament at Gullane on Sunday, July 31.



Congratulations to all members who have won competitions, reduced handicaps
and played good golf- see our Results page for further information.

YOUR RENFREWSHIRE TEAM MEMBERS  are now looking forward to the Jamboree (West Division Inter County Matches) at Lanark Golf Club on Monday 27th June to Wednesday 29th June 2005.

The caddy posts have all been taken- my thanks to all those that have
volunteered - it is greatly appreciated by the Team.

I hope that most members will come to Lanark and bring friends to watch,
support and encourage OUR players. Although it is quite a journey I hope you
would think of it as a pleasant outing and a great 'AWAY DAY' where I know
you will see some great players including some of the top Scottish if not
British players around.

The Renfrewshire Team play as follows:
Monday v Lanarkshire 9am and 1.30pm
Tuesday v Ayrshire 9.30am and 2.15pm
Wednesday v Dunbartonshire 9.30am and 2.15pm.

Established Team players Donna, Jenny, Clare-Marie, Kate and Gillian McGinlay
along with our great newcomers Megan Briggs, Gillian Kyle and Julie Wilson
would really welcome your support. This is very much part of WHAT THE
and I hope to see YOU and friends at Lanark full of
enthusiasm for whatever time you can manage.




Moira Hogg (Old Ranfurly)
is into the semi finals of the County Rosebowl by beating Sheilagh Osborne (Fereneze)

I also apologise at the moment if there are problems with the website as I seem to be having difficulties with the server at the moment. Hopefully it will be back to normal as soon as possible


15th June 2005: West Vets Summer Meeting at Bothwell Castle

The West Vets Summer Meeting was played at Bothwell Castle yesterday (Tuesday 14th June. The SSS 72 CSS 75 (Reduction only)
Scratch  Anna Telfer Milngavie 78
 Silver 1st  Sandra Gilchrist, Whitecraigs ,  (11) 73 2nd  Joan Gemmell, Douglas Park, (6) 75 bih
 Bronze 1st Christine Richmond, Erskine, (21) 78 bih 2nd Dorothy Simpson, Ranfurly Castle, (28) 78 bih



7th June 2005: Gillian McGinlay is the star performer at the County Medal at Greenock

Gillian McGinlay had a terrific round today in the June Medal played over Greenock Golf Course. Her Gross 73, net 67 was the best of the day. Gillian was out in 38 -- one over par and back in 35 also one over par --- Well done Gillian --- Her playing partners Carol Whyte (Windyhill)  and Dorothy Yates (Cowglen) said she was awesome !!!!!

Maureen Cook (Lochwinnoch) won the the 13 and upwards handicap award with a net 72 despite having a  quadruple bogey 7 at the Par 3 -- 197 yard  7th hole. With the 19.8 adjustment rule this is converted to a 5 at that hole and for handicap purposes Maureen is now 1 under the css of 71 and has cut her handicap. -- Well done Maureen

The Medal also incorporated the Medal Finals and Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle) off a handicap of 11 had a net 71

Looking for all the scores click on the howdididido icon at the top of the page and to see the main winners click here Greenock Results

To all who did not play at Greenock -- Click on each of the pictures to see an enlargement of what you missed !!--- Unlike my sunshine link on the 2nd June -- We all had a great day

Greenock View

View from just before the 7th tee

Moira Cameron Tee off

Moira Cameron (Whitecraigs) at the 16th

Police Helicopter over Greenock GC

Police Helicopter -- Watching the RLCGA Players !!

Gillian McGinlay

Gillian McGinlay (Overall Winner)



2nd of June 2005: So far you would hardly call it "Flaming June" !

It is the 2nd of June and it is supposed to be summer !!! The West Vets match against Midlands Vets at Falkirk Tryst was cancelled today since the course was closed. Numerous other competitions and medals thro'out the West of Scotland are postponed ---- Why not click on the Sunshine that we should have and see what it is really like -----  Please give it time to load
Last Wednesday was one of these days in the Inter County Foursomes Finals at Old Ranfurly.   
Meantime I am off to Edinburgh for the weekend so no news until the County Medal at Greenock on Tuesday. Lets hope the sun shines !!
Sunshine (Click to see what it is really like)







1st June 2005: Pro Exhibition Match at Ranfurly Castle

Tom Eckford (Ranfurly Castle Pro)

On Monday (30th May) was the Ranfurly Castle's Centenary Course Pro Exhibition Game
It was such a good match I have put some photos of the day that I have taken with a few also taken by David Cunningham (PAST CAPTAIN) of Ranfurly Castle.
The match was between Tartan Tour Professionals Scott Henderson and Jason McCreadie against Ranfurly Pro Tom Eckford and Club Champion Ian Colquhoun. It was a terrific game with the visiting pros winning the match. The visiting pros were out in 32 and Tom and Ian 34. The inward half the visitors were back in 31 and Tom and Ian also 31
The best ball out of the 4 was 13 under par . A feast for all to see

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