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January 2007

Friday 26th January 2007: The County Winter Foursomes results so far--- Last Years winners have to give a walk over --- Plus there will be NO  NEWS for a week -- but please look at the new Golf Club News Section

Anne Robinson ans Fiona Roger (The 2006 Winter Foursomes Winners)

Linda Stevenson and Alison Patrick (2006 Runners Up Winter Foursomes)

Despite a very poor winter with lots of rain most of the winter foursomes ties are up to date. One of the big ties was last year's winners Anne Robinson and Fiona Roger (Ranfurly Castle)- pictured left against the Runners Up Linda Stevenson and Alison Finlay (Whitecraigs) - pictured rightl

They had tried to play their tie about 3 times -- one of which they got started, but unfortunately had to abandon  at the 9th hole --- all square.
The tie was then arranged for one last attempt and a coin was going to be tossed if the match was unresolved.
However, Anne who was on a skiing holiday in Italy with her husband was involved in an accident. Nothing to do with Anne who was enjoying her day, but an out of control skier  hit her and poor Anne sustained quite a few injuries. She is now back home and we all wish her a speedy recovery.
Here is a wee card from us all Get Well Card for Anne

Matches to be played
L Brown and E MacGregor (Ranfurly Castle)
now meet J Lockhart and R Black (Gleddoch) in the semi finals in the top half of the draw and in the bottom half of the draw the quarter final tie between L Stevenson and A Finlay (Whitecraigs) and J Thomson and E Bremner (Whitecraigs) is still to take place and the other quarter final is between E Thomson and G Kyle (East Renfrewshire) and L Hale and H Anderson (Caldwell)
For the all the results up to date go to RLCGA Winter Foursomes 2006 - 2007

I am away on holiday tomorrow for a week so there will be no news ---- however, please look at the Golf Club News link at the Top RHS of this page. This is a new area for news from Clubs all around the West of Scotland. For example Erskine Golf Club has given notice of their Tri Am Open Day on the 30th May 2007 and you can print out your entry form at home. Your Golf Club Results could be published in this area as well as being sent to the Glasgow Herald. In fact anything of interest that has happened at your club can be published in this area either by emailing your news or becoming a "blogger"  and typing in your news yourself. I will help anyone who would like to become a "blogger".

I may even put some news in that area while I am away if I find a computer to show you that you can be anywhere in the world and can add some news

Anyway as Karyn Burns has said in her January Golf Tips section --- Get out and get swinging !!!


Thursday 25th January 2007: Time is Running out for good deals at Mearns Castle

Time is running out!

Only a few days left in the month of January which means you only have a few days to take advantage of the bargains to be found in our January Sale.
Don't forget, if you can't get to the Golf Academy in person you can sign up for any of these offers over the phone.  Simply call Reception on 0141 644 8200.
20% off all Full Access Season Passes
20% off all Individual Adult and Junior Lesson Programmes
Receive an additional 20% credit when you top up a Junior, Birdie or Eagle range Discount Card
Buy a Rangeholder and receive £20 credit on a Birdie Range Discount Card
Mr Singh's at the Castle - 20% off the a la carte menu (Mon to Fri, 7pm to 9pm only)
Beauty at the Castle - 20% off all beauty treatments (excludes massage)
Thanks for your continued support and we hope to see you soon

Click here to book online


Wednesday 24th January 2007: Have you got your ticket for the County Dinner yet

Sir Craig ReedieThe RLCGA County dinner is being held on Wednesday 14th March 2007 at Haggs Castle Golf Club.

The guest speaker is Sir Craig Reedie  (pictured left). He was the unsung, less high profile hero behind Lord Sebastian Coe at the vote in Singapore which awarded the the 2012 Olympics to London.

If you have not booked a place then click and print out the following application and return it with your cheque for £20 to Captain Beth Paterson
RLCGA Dinner Application Form


Monday 22nd January 2007: County Team has a little Team Bonding

On Friday, 19th January, six Renfrewshire Squad Members  - Megan Briggs, Sara Harman, Gillian Kyle, Lesley Robertson, Carol Whyte and Julie Wilson along with the Captain, Vice Captain and Squad Coach, Karyn Burns, set off for a bonding 10 pin bowling evening at Xscape, Braehead.
They divided into three teams - Captain Beth with Lesley and Megan, Vice Captain Christeen with Gillian and Sara, and Coach Karyn with Carol and Julie.

Megan, with youth on her side, was the outstanding single winner with Carol a close second. Despite being so good Megan could not raise her team to collect the gold medal and this went to the Coach's team. The silver medal went to the Captain's team and the bronze medal was awarded to the Vice Captain's team and Christeen took great pride in telling everyone that she could remember playing in the first bowling alley built in Glasgow many years ago! Although there were a few comical shots no-one disgraced themselves by flying down the rink in between the skittles!

The Squad then visited Frankie & Benny's for an excellent one course and after catching up with everyone's news, and a bit more bonding, they headed home at 10.45p.m. A good night was had by all!


Saturday 20th January 2007: SLGA AGM IN PERTH

Click to enlarge (Nancy Chisholm)

Nancy Chisholm -- retiring President
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Click to enlarge (Margaret Rogers)

Margaret Rodgers retiring Chairman
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The SLGA AGM took place at the Quality Hotel in Perth today.
The meeting opened with a minutes silence in memory for Jessie Valentine and Kathleen McNeil who both passed away in the last year

The AGM was very long with the audience being informed of all the changes to the SLGA who are now a Limited Company

Belle Robertson and Toni Moffat were both elected as Vice Presidents to the SLGA for services rendered to golf

A detailed explanation of the current financial situation and future projection by Finance Director Dr Lynne Terry, resulted in a majority voting for an increase in annual subscription to £10 per club member.

Ethel Jack, pictured right, from Midlothian was elected President and Aberdeenshire's Margaret McNaughton took over as Chairman of the Board. Winfred McCallum from Stirling and Clackmannan replaced Margaret Rodgers, and Helen Cuthbertson from Borders replaced Isobel Fairlie as Board members.

At the end of the meeting LGU Deputy Councillor, Shona Malcolm, gave a status report of the One Plan for Golf and Club Golf initiatives.
Click on this link to read all about it SLGA Golf and Club Golf initiatives Presentations

Also of note was that the SLGA has appointed the highly respected PGA professional KEVIN CRAGGS as their new national coach as they aim to further improve the skills of their talented young stars.
Kevin, who also doubles as the Daily Recordís Golf Doctor, a teacher for Bunkered Magazine and a commentator for BBC Radio Scotland, canít wait to get to work helping Scotlandís best women golfers to lower their score on the course.
Kevin, who has coached several top professional golfers and was recently voted one of the top 25 golf coaches in the UK and Ireland by Golf Monthly, said: ďI am thrilled to be joining the SLGA.
People can find out more about Kevin Craggs on his website at Kevin Craggs Website

Captain Beth Paterson and Vice Captain Christeen Finlayson represented  RLCGA at the meeting

Get to know all the officials (Thank you for the photo from the SLGA)

Front row (left to right) Pat Wilson (Vice Chairman), Ethel Jack (President), Margaret MacNaughtan (Chairman)
2nd row (l to r) Pamela Mackenzie, Sheila Pickles
3rd row (l to r) Janet Wake, Winifred MacCallum, Lynne Terry
4th row (l to r) Helen Cuthbertson, Gillian Kirkwood, Shona Malcolm


Friday 19th January 2007: Clare- Marie beaten in Florida Quarter Finals

 Clare-Marie Carlton lost by 4 and 3 to the No 5 seed, Lindy Duncan from Florida in the quarter-finals of the Jones/Doherty womenís amateur tournament at Coral Ridge Country Club, Fort Lauderdale in Florida.
Claire-Marie had been the 20th seed.



RLCGA's Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze) is through to the quarter-finals of the Jones-Doherty womenís amateur golf tournament at Coral Ridge Country Club, Fort Lauderdale in Florida.
Clare-Marie, the 20th qualifier for the match-play stages, beat Stirling university team mate Rachel Cassidy in the 1st round yesrterday by 4 and 3 and then beat Maggie Weder from North Carolina, the 29th qualifier, today by 4 and 3.
Clare-Marie now plays the fifth seed, Lindy Duncan from Florida. Lindy won by 5 and 4 against Emma Tipping from Sandiway, Cheshire, the only other Stirling student to reach the last 16.


Monday 15th January 2007: Get going with some lessons from Karyn Burns

There is 20% off in a sale at Mearns Golf Academy at the moment including lesson programmes from Karyn Burns 
If you are too shy to have a lesson on your own but can get a group of 4 or more together, ideally 6, she can arrange group sessions for you at whatever time suits and for as little or as many sessions as you wish. Just give Karyn a  call and ask for her for more information either at the Mearns Castle Academy 0141 644 8200 or on her mobile 07720442492.

Please note that Karyn is now also a qualified Sports Massage Therapist.

For further discounts at Mearns Castle Golf Academy see their recent advert


Sunday 14th January 2007: More golfing news from Clare- Marie in Florida

Clare- Marie CarltonIn a field of 89 players Renfrewshire's Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze) and Rachel Cassidy from Dublin shared 34th place on 328 in the South Atlantic Ladies amateur golf tournament at Oceanside Country Club, Ormond Beach in Florida.

Clare-Marie had scores of 82, 89, 80 and 77 while Rachel had rounds of 85, 88, 75 and 80
Dawn Dewar (Monifieth) finished 47th on 336 with scores of 88, 84, 79 and 85.

The event was won by University of Maryland junior student Kelly Calkin

For the full report go to Gillian Kirkwoods Hot News Page


Wednesday 10th January 2007: Make a note in your diary to go to the SLGA AGM

The SLGA Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday 20 January 2007 at 11.00 am in the Quality Station Hotel, Perth.  All lady members of affiliated clubs are welcome to attend.
The agenda and relevant papers were sent to clubs in December


Sunday 7th January 2007: Karyn Burns will give us a golfing tip each month

Karyn Burns (Professional at Mearns Golf Academy) has given us our first golfing tip for 2007. She will be giving us a new tip each month and hopefully if we can follow her advice we should see a BIG improvement in our game.


Saturday 6th January 2007: Clare - Marie Carlton finishes in the top 40 in Florida

RLCGA County Team player Clare-Marie Carlton, a member of Fereneze Golf Club, shot 77, 79, 77 and 79 for 312 and a share of 34th place in the 76th Dixie amateur golf championships at Palm Aire Country Club, Pompano Beach, north of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Palm Aire Country Club, Pompano Beach, Florida.
LEADING FINAL TOTALS (Par 284: 4 x 71)
Players from US unless stated
290 Vicky Hurst 71 71 77 71.
291 Mayule Tomimbang 67 74 76 74.
293 Alexis Thompson 69 74 75 75, Alina Lee 72 72 74 75.
294 Michelle Shin 74 68 77 75.
296 Jane Rah 73 75 74 74, Cydney Clanton 75 77 72 72, Megan McChrystal 74 72 73 77.
297 Tiffany Chudy 75 73 74 75, Christina Hirano 73 78 68 78.
Other totals:
302 Laura Gonzalez-Escallon (Bel) 78 71 75 78 (Joint 18th).
308 Rachael Cassidy (Ireland) 77 78 79 74 (Joint 29th).
312 Clare-Marie Carlton (Sco) 77 79 77 79 (Joint 34th).

bulletFriday 5th January 2007:  Renfrewshire's Clare Marie is the best placed Scot in Florida
Stirling students Clare-Marie Carlton RLCGA & Fereneze and Rachael Cassidy from Dublin were lying joint 29th and 32nd going into the fourth and final round of the 76th Dixie womenís amateur golf championship at Palm-Aire Country Club, Pompano Beach, north of Fort Lauderdale in Florida.
Strong winds made scoring difficult in the third round, although there were one or two exceptional sub-par scores.
Clare-Marie has had rounds so far of 77, 79 and 77 for a 54-hole tally of 233 over the par-71 course.

Palm-Aire Country Club, Pompano Beach, Florida.

WOMEN (Par 213: 3 x 71)
217 Mayule Tomimbang 67 74 76.
218 Alexis Thompson 69 74 75, Alina Lee 72 72 74.
219 Megan McChrystal 74 72 73, Christina Hirano 73 78 68, Michelle Shin 74 68 77, Vicky Hurst 71 71 77.
Other scores:
233 Clare-Marie Carlton (Scotland) 77 79 77 (Joint 29th).
234 Rachael Cassidy (Ire) 77 78 79 (Joint 32nd).

bulletMonday 1st January 2007 :Happy New Year to one and all
2006 RLCGA Photographs
Dec 31st, 2006 - 23 Photos
After a fantastic 2006 season for the RLCGA County Team and many of its players.
We now go forward into a new year and hope to keep up the high standards on and off the golf course.
 To see some of the highlight review photos from 2006 click on the picture on the left hand side


Open Up Your New Year Card



Click on the picture on the RHS to get a toast to you all and click on the link on the LHS to view your New Year Card


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