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October 2005


29th October 2005: Changes in the RLCGA Constitution --- PLEASE READ

ghost card click to view The committee have made amendments to the constitution and would like you to be aware of them before the AGM at Haggs Castle on Wednesday 9th November at 7:30pm. Please Read by clicking on the link RLCGA 2005 Constitution amendments
You can also print it out . 

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27th October 2005: Elspeth and Kay tell their tale in the Daily Mail Foursomes Final

Elspeth Buick and Kay Murray Whitecraigs won through to the final of the Daily Mail Foursomes at the Old Course , Marriott St Pierre Hotel and Country Club on the 17th - 18th October and were accompanied by their husbands Sandy and Harry and fellow Whitecraigs and RLCGA members Sandra Gilchrist and Gay Braid to the tournament.Kay Murray and Elspeth Buick (Whitecraigs) - click to enlarge
Interestingly, about 1800 Ladies Clubs from the UK and Ireland had entered this competition.
The practice round was played in perfect weather on a course that was both parkland and moorland with water features creating interesting holes.
Unfortunately come Monday we were knocked out by the eventual winners Cowdray Park who were off 1 and 6 and definitely had age on their side being 17 and 32 !!
Sadly too, we didn't bring home any champagne from the two following competitions on the Northern Course which was not such an interesting course.
Everyone was very friendly and the Daily Mail looked after us exceptionally well.
As we have won this years summer foursomes we hope again to be forwaed by the club and try to qualify again for the 2006 final which will be at Dalmahoy. However, although it has had a very expensive upgrading it won't have quite the same appeal.
Sincerest thanks to the many friends and family who supported us -- we did appreciate it and although it was all a great experience we were only sorry we didn't do better.

Many thanks to you both for your interesting tale and congratulations to both and also Whitecraigs Ladies this year who have done exceptionally well in the Club's Centenary with the Mail on Sunday Team reaching the Final at Stirling and their Greenlees Team winning the 3 Division


26th October 2005: Cochrane Castle, Ranfurly Castle, Cardross and Whitecraigs receive their Greenlees Trophies

The 2005 Greenlees Trophy Winners

From Left to Right : - Caroleen Clark (Cardross- Winners Division 2), Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle- Division 1 - The Winners of the Greenlees Trophy) Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle- Runners Up Division 1) and Morag Little (Whitecraigs- Winners Division 3)

The Greenlees Lunch and presentation of trophies took place today at Milngavie Golf Club. Willeen McCallum, the Greenlees Secretary gave a most informative speech detailing how close all the divisional matches finished.
Cochrane Castle
were the winners of the Greenlees Trophy with 52 Points with last years winners Ranfurly Castle second on 51 points
Division 2 was won by Cardross with 45 points and Lanark were runners Up with 43 points.
Whitecraigs were divisional 3 winners with 54.5 points with Hilton Park runners up on 48.5 points
It was indicated that Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle-- the winners of the Greenlees Trophy) had played 80 times in their Greenlees Matches over the years with only 3 defeats !!. Another point for this year was Linda McDougall (Greenock Golf Club) had a  hole in one at the 1st hole at Largs Golf Club in their match

Willeen also thanked Carol Fell for keeping all the results up to date on this website and indicated how much better it was than the unreliable Glasgow Herald reports. She then presented Carol with a lovely bottle of white wine and a beautiful Orchid in appreciation of all her help ----  Gordon and I have now finished the bottle of wine with our dinner and the Orchid is now settled beautifully in our Conservatory -- Many thanks indeed
 Greenlees Page was the most visited web page in September 2005 !! To see all the results click on that Greenlees Page link.

Division 1
2 Ranfurly Castle 51.
3 Kilmarnock Barassie 42.
4 Troon 39½.
5 Douglas Park 36.
6 Cathkin Braes 29½.
7 Prestwick St Nicholas 25.
8 Eastwood 24½.
8 Kilmacolm 24 ½.
Relegated to Division 2:
Eastwood & Kilmacolm.
Division 2.
1 CARDROSS 45pt.
2 Lanark 43.
3 West Kilbride 40.
4 Old Ranfurly 36½.
5 Milngavie 34½
6 Bothwell Castle 33½.
7 East Renfrewshire 31½.
8 Erskine 30
8 Haggs Castle 30.
Promoted to Division 1:
Cardross & Lanark
Erskine & Haggs Castle..
Division 3.
2 Hilton Park 48½.
3 Cowglen (-1) 43½.
4 Greenock 34½.
5 Cathcart Castle 32½.
6 Cawder 28.
7 Turnberry (-2) 26.
8 Williamwood 25.
9 Largs (-4) 24½.   
+Figures in brackets are penalty points deducted.
Promoted to Division 2:
Whitecraigs & Hilton Park.


22nd October 2005: KATE O’SULLIVAN (Cochrane Castle) - Runs into strong opposition

Kate O’Sullivan (RLCGA)  was the leading High Point University, North Carolina team member in the three-round Stanford Intercollegiate women’s golf tournament over the Stanford University par-71 golf course at Palo Alto, California on Sunday.
Both Tiger Woods and Mhairi Mackay were students at Stanford University.
Kate, who tied for 65th place in the field of 102, scored 77, 77 and 76 for a 17-over-par total of 230 in possibly the strongest college field she has played against since she went to the States.
High Point team-mates Jenna Kinnear from Belfast and Ann-Marie Dalton from Carlow finished 97th and 98th respectively with totals of 251 and 252.
American Curtis Cup player Liz Janangelo won the individual title by the runaway margin of seven strokes from Duke University team-mates Anna Grzebien and Amanda Blumenhirst.
Liz scored 70, 67 and 65 for an 11-under-par total of 202. Anna scored 71, 71 and 67, while Amanda recorded 70, 71 and 68.
Not surprisingly, Duke (834) won the team title by a landslide margin. UCLA were runners-up on 861. High Point, rather out of their depth at this high level, were last of 19 on 963.


18th October 2005: Clare- Marie does well at BUSA Order of Merit Awards and a message from Maureen Skinner

Scottish Women's Internationalist, Kylie Walker, and Paul Betty, both students at the University of Stirling, won the Womens' and Mens' Individual tournaments at St Andrews Bay yesterday.
Kylie had rounds of 76 and 70 to finish two shots clear of her Stirling team-mate, English Internationalist, Alex Marshall, with Claire Marie Carlton  --- RLCGA  (also Stirling) another three behind.
Leading Results
146 Kylie Walker (Stirling +1) 76 70
148 Alex Marshall (Stirling 1) 75 73
151 Claire Marie Carlton (Stirling 2) 75 76

Have a look at the Guest Book where Maureen Skinner (Gourock) has sent me a message. Has anyone else had a Hole in One this Year or can beat 3 or 4 Holes in One. Heather Anderson (Troon) had one last year.
 Apparently there is a 1 in 60,000 chance of getting one
Click on the rotating golf ball to see again how you can do it and let me know by emailing me How many Hole in Ones you have had --- Do we have a Renfrewshire Record
Spinning Golf Ball


17th October 2005: Donna is runner up in Champion of Champions

Congratulations go to Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle) who is currently the Renfrewshire County Champion (note -- for the 10th time)  She played last Friday  in the SLGA Champion of Champions Strokeplay competition at Glasgow Gailes
Krystle Caithness was the winner with a Gross 77 and Donna was the Runner Up with a Gross 80 SSS 77  CSS 77).

To see the leading Scores Click Here Champion of Champions Leading Scores



14th October 2005: Your Webmaster is broke!!

Your Webmaster regrets to inform you all, she has suffered a severe financial setback.
A lucky Hole in One at the 17th at Douglas Park in today's Medal cost her a few bottles of wine.
As she is off to Madeira next month compensation in the form of Euros would be gratefully received !!!

Has no one else got some news or do you think I should give up this website business ??

Anyway your fixtures are available for 2006 so click on the link on the LHS

Hole in One at the 17th at Douglas Park


12th October 2005 : Whitecraigs celebrate winning the 3rd Division of the Greenlees Trophy in their Centenary Year and Good Luck to Elspeth and Kay

Morag Little (Whitecraigs) current Greenlees secretary thought it would be nice to have a dinner where everyone who had ever played in the Greenlees team could come along. So they had 51 out of a possible 70 at the dinner. Jess MacKenzie who had played in 1953 and is the oldest surviving Greenlees secretary (at their club) was one of the speakers and Eileen Gibb, who has been a team member and Greenlees secretary twice. Jess recounted tales of matches of a different era which were funny and Eileen told tales of some of her matches which as you can imagine were also humorous! There were quite a few of the "old brigade" there - all team members at about the same as Jess.
All in all, I've been told it was a very good night and everyone enjoyed themselves.



9th October 2005: Belated Wedding Congratulations

We would like to send our congratulations and best wishes for the future to Renfrewshire County Member Clair Handley (Renfrew) on her recent marriage to Andrew Barclay (pictured right).

We would also like to send our best wishes to Janice Gardner (Past Captain of Lanarkshire and past Haggs Castle member) on her marriage to Willie Paterson on Friday 7th October
Andrew Barclay and Clair Handley


7th October 2005:Kate is Women's Golfer of the Week

High Point University junior golfer Kate O'Sullivan (RLCGA) was named the Big South
Conference Choice Hotels Women's Golfer of the Week by the league office after leading the Panthers to a Top 10 finish at last weekend's Great  Smokies Women's Golf Championship.

Kate tied for 29th out of 123 golfers at the Great Smokies event finishing with a 4-over par 148 (78-70).  She was High Point's low finisher for the third consecutive tournament, and carded a career-low 70 in the final round, which is the second-lowest round in the Big South Conference this fall.  Kate also helped the Panthers record their lowest team rounds of the season at the tourney (303-296), as well as its second top 10 finish in three events.


6th October 2005: Megan and Clare Marie are selected for SLGA training squad and the Winter Foursomes Draw is now available

Both Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze) and Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) have been chosen for SLGA training squads for 2005/2006. For full details of all the players selected click on this link  The SLGA Winter Training Squads

The draw has now been done for the Winter Foursomes by Eleanor Bremner to see the draw click here Winter Foursomes 2005_2006 . You can also send in your result when played to keep the details up to date.



RLCGA send our congratulations to the Renfrewshire Men's team on their win in Scottish Area Team Championships on Sunday. They beat Glasgow 6 - 3 in the final
Click on the photo and you make recognise a few faces --- Gregor Munro and Iain Colquhoun (Ranfurly Castle) Andrew Farmer (Kilmacolm) to name but a few


Renfrewshire Mens Team (Click to enlarge)

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