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Gents Annual Dinner and Prize Giving - Friday 29th October 2021

Bookings are now being taken for the Gents Annual Prize giving dinner on Friday 29th October.

Please come along and celebrate with your champions.

Tickets are £30 and include 5 course dinner and entertainment from our guest speaker, Mr Alan Gordon.

For bookings and enquiries, please telephone 01505 802999, (Option 3) or email [email protected]

Alternaively, please contact [email protected] or telephone: 01505 802999 (Option 1)

Payment to be made at time of booking.

Dress is formal or lounge suit.

Food Menu

Kind Regards

Brian McLaughlin | Club Captain

 

Club Championship Finals Day - Sunday 29th August 2021

Please see the attached pdf for the list of successful players, and their respective tee times, for next weeks Finals Day.

Players and Tee Times

Congratulations to all the players who qualified for Championship Finals Day.

Come and join us on Sunday 29th August to enjoy a great day of golf and celebrate with our winners.

Kindest regards

Brian McLaughlin | Club Captain

 

PROFESSIONAL'S DAY RESULTS

Thank you to everyone who took part yesterday in my inaugural Professional’s Day. It was a driech day but an amazing turnout with 30 teams and some stunning scoring in testing conditions, made it a great day!

Congrats to all the Team Winners, especially the Winners who made 3 x 2’s on the front nine!

Please see the attachment below for details of all prize winners. Please note that prizes can be collected from the Professional Shop as of a Monday 23rd August.

https://www.ranfurlycastlegolfclub.co.uk/uploads/document/pros-day-results.pdf 

Thanks again and we look forward to a great day in 2022!

Stuart Smith
Head PGA Professional

 

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CAPTAIN’S HANDOVER 10 January 2021

Welcome to 2021 and although we have started with further restrictions, we do at least have two very real positives. Firstly the roll out of the COVID-19 Vaccine Programme with hope for a brighter, healthier year and secondly that golf remains recognised exercise, and although restricted to two households, we are able, albeit weather dependent, to play golf or stretch our limbs, fill our lungs with fresh air and enjoy spectacular views as we walk the wonderful Ranfurly Castle fairways.

WHAT A YEAR!

As I reflect on my year of Captaincy of this prestigious club I can truly say that it has been a privilege. At the heart of golf is the joy of not only playing the course, but of playing your golfing partners. This has been particularly important during 2020 as the time we have spent with our friends and adversaries during social and competitive games has undoubtedly been essential to our good mental health, physical and spiritual wellbeing. I have witnessed numerous examples of selflessness, compassion and care in the midst of these most difficult of times.

The introduction of essential Digital booking and scoring has been a major change and prepared all golfers for the implementation of WHS. This would have been much more challenging in normal circumstances, and would have taken us a considerably longer time.

Despite all these barriers, we successfully completed the Club Championship and numerous trophies and plates. Congratulations to every competitor, runner-up and winner. Although more formal presentations have been out of the question, award speeches, acceptances and congratulations have progressed on the Terrace, standing on picnic tables and on the 18th Green. Importantly however, it is our hope and intention to address this when permissible.

Without fear of contradiction I can confidently say that I have had a unique Captaincy……maybe one that a clinician is ‘blessed’ to have had!

I hand you over to Captain Brian McLaughlin and wish him and Lady Captain Gillian Donaghy and Junior Captain Archie Sinclair every best wish for a very successful, happy and healthy golfing year.

With warm wishes - Stay safe and well

Eunice
Mrs Eunice E Muir | RCGC Club Captain 2020

INTO THE NEW………….Here’s to 2021

NEW CAPTAIN’S MESSAGE 10 January 2021

Firstly, I want to say a big thank you to Eunice Muir for all the hard work she has done over the past year in what has been an extremely challenging time both on and off the golf course and wish her every success in her new role as RCGC Board Chair.

I consider it a great honour and privilege to take on the role of Captain and I am proud to follow in the footsteps of some great Captains. The moment requires that I be brief so I will not name them, but you know who you are.

There is no question that the club faces stiff challenges in the coming year and my role will bring with it a lot of responsibility, hard work and countless obstacles but we have many resources and a core of experienced and willing members to tackle this and I am confident that we can achieve both the required and desired results for Ranfurly Castle Golf Club.
I will represent all of the members of Ranfurly Castle Golf Club to the best of my ability and look forward to welcoming more new Members, Visitors and Guests during 2021. I’m obviously starting my year with lots of restrictions and with uncertainty regarding the planning of future events however we are hopeful of a full diary with Club Competitions, Teams and Open Days.
With kind regards

Brian McLaughlin RCGC Club Captain 2021

Bridge Afternoon

by Office

on Fri January 24, 2020

We are hosting a Bridge Afternoon on Wednesday 26th February.

1:30pm for 2:00pm

£30.00/table

Please contact Vicki Rennie if interested.We hope to see you there.

2020 Captains Drive In

by Office

on Fri January 17, 2020

Thanks to those brave members who turned out to suppport the Captains Drive In and battle against a typically cold January day.

Congratulations to this year winner, Joy McLeod, who narrowly beat Martin McGoldrick to claim the Captains Quaich.

Best wishes to Eunice and Jan for their respecive years in office.  

Shotgun Trophy

by Office

on Mon January 6, 2020

⛳ Shotgun Trophy ⛳

The first piece of silverwear of 2020 was won today by Brian Glover & Martin McGoldrick

The teams battled some terrible weather ☔ but the Pie, Chips & Beans was worth the effort

Congratulations also go to father & son Alastair & Angus Frood for coming a close 2nd.

Thanks to Simon & Heather for looking after us all today

Ladies Open 2019

by Office

on Tue July 30, 2019

There was a good entry, decent weather for most competitors (a bit windy!), and the fantastic sum of £413 was raised by the raffle for MENCAP

The prizewinners were:
1st (78 points) - Evy MacGregor (Ranfurly Castle), Carol Fell (Douglas Park), Gilly MacRae (Troon Ladies)

2nd (74 points bih) - Alison Templeton (Ranfurly Castle), Libby Pow (Ralston), Lilias Lamont (Old Ranfurly)

3rd (74 points) - Jean Sloan, Gillian McGinlay, Rona Lockie (all Troon Ladies)

Longest Drive Bronze - Alison Templeton

Nearest the line - Doreen McConnell

Thanks to Marion Munro, Alison Robertson, Anne Judge and Jean Irvine for organising another successful Ladies Open Day.

Gents Open 2018

by Office

on Wed September 5, 2018

With calm conditions early morning and a freshening wind around noon, it's fair to say the early morning starters got the easier end of the draw - and the scoring certainly reflected that!

95 golfers competed and feedback on the golf course was very positive. Full credit to Craig Drummond and his dedicated team.

The best net score and the title of "Gents Open Champion" went to Gavin Gough (pictured) from Cawder Golf Club with a superb 70 - 4 = 66 net

All prize winners as follows:

Scratch

Ethan Law                            71
Andrew Cunningham           72
Angus Frood                        72
Stuart Watt                           72

Division 1

Gavin Gough                       66 (net)
David Brown                        69 (net)
Phil Dempsey                      70 (net)
Phil Tully                              72 (net)

Division 2

Lowrie Neil                          70 (net)
David Cunningham             72 (net)
Rollo Barrett                        73 (net)
Ian Douglas                         75 (net)

Longest Drive @ 12th          Jim McCullagh
Longest Drive @ 18th          Lowrie Neil
Nearest the Pin @ 5th         Stuart McCluckie
Nearest the Pin @ 14th       Ronnie Wilson

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