- What a way to spend your 91st birthday!
Renfrewshire Seniors Golf League
As you can see from the table we’re holding our own in a very competitive league. We hope to push on in the next few weeks and try to finish as high up the table as possible. Saturday 16th July 2016 RANFURLY CASTLE 4 v 2 CALDWELL RALSTON 5 V 1 RENFREW KILMACOLM 5 v 1 COCHRANE CASTLE ELDERSLIE 4 V 2 PAISLEY OLD RANFURLY 5 V 1 ERSKINE ERSKINE 4 v 2 KILMACOLM RENFREW 3.5 V 2.5 PAISLEY RANFURLY CASTLE 4.5 V 1.5 RALSTON ELDERSLIE 5 V 1 OLD RANFURLY CALDWELL POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER COCHRANE CASTLE CLUB PLAYED WON DRAWN LOST FOR AGAINST POINTS GAMES DIFFERENCE COCHRANE CASTLE 13 9 1 3 44.5 33.5 19 11 OLD RANFURLY 14 9 0 5 47.5 36.5 18 11 CALDWELL 12 7 0 5 38.5 33.5 14 5 PAISLEY 13 6 1 6 40 38 13 2 ERSKINE 13 6 1 6 39.5 38.5 13 1 ELDERSLIE 12 7 0 5 36.5 35.5 14 1 RANFURLY CASTLE 14 4 3 7 38.5 45.5 11 -7 RALSTON 14 4 2 8 40.5 43.5 10 -3 KILMACOLM 13 5 0 8 35 43 10 -8 RENFREW 12 3 2 7 29.5 42.5 8 -13 130 60 10 60 390.0 390.0 130 0
Ladies Open Day – Wednesday 13th July 2016
The Ladies Open Day took place last Wednesday with 75 ladies, from 17 different clubs, playing in the competition. The ladies enjoyed a great day of golf, good food and refreshments! The winners on the day, with a tremendous score of 61, were Janette Murray (Elderslie), Sheila Henderson (Elderslie) and Margot McLeod (Erskine). The Ladies Section chosen charity this year is St. Vincent’s Hospice. A raffle on the day raised £560 so a big thank you to everyone who bought tickets. Special thanks to Joyce Kelly and her Open Day Committee for all their hard work in organising the event and making the day such an enjoyable occasion. Thanks also to the bar staff and all the helpers on the day.
Junior visit British Open
Just like last year the club kindly financed the juniors visiting the British Open. Craig (Junior Helper) was supported by Alastair in keeping the youngsters in check. The weather was kind as were numerous players who took time out to sign autographs and support “selfies”. The club not only paid for the Open they even paid for the train tickets!! We are so fortunate to have a club that genuinely cares for the up and coming future golfers. The boys enjoyed the play zone where we bumped into a member who is working at the event (Colin Edgar). Young Josh even made it onto the STV News !!
Junior Open 2016
A fantastic turn out of 42 juniors supported the 2016 Juinor Open. An event that is regualrly being cancelled in other clubs due to lack of numbers, both Scott and Colin made sure that this did not happen at Elderslie with a massive effort via telephone, emails and social media to generate the impressive numbers. Onto the golf….. even with the wet weather the scores were impressive, all chasing the fantastic prizes that Scott had generated. Not forgetting the younger juniors, a seperate 8 hole competition was created for them (thanks Neil), which witnessed two Elderslie juniors winning, Sophie and Makin McGrorty. With a full clubhouse of juniors the prizes were handed out, well done to the new Elderslie Junior Champion Roddy McAuley (Fereneze/Caldwell/4 hncp) who shot an impressive 64. Other juniors of note were Jack Burns who took 1st in the net score with an amazing 63, and Ben Campbell who took 2nd including closest to the pin. A great turn out by all, many thanks to the bar staff and the supporting scorecard team who managed all incoming scores.
Juniors do well in Cochrane Castle Junior Open 04 Jul 16
It was pleasing to witness 3 of the top 4 winners at the Cochrane Castle Open are from our Junior members. Jack Tourish took the No1 net score with a superb round, closely followed by Ben Campbell coming 3rd in net score with young Rhys taking 4th. Well done the boys.