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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

 

 

 

Seniors Team Victorious

by Office

on Wed September 5, 2018

The Ranfurly Castle Seniors Team have finished top of the league after an excellent season of golf. A 3-3 draw between Renfrew and Elderslie left Ranfurly Castle as clear winners!

Huge congratulations to team manager Alan Bowie for all his hard work and organisation and in particular, well done to all the player who contributed at various stages throughout the season! For those seniors wishing to attent the Annual Seniors Dinner, it's scheduled for Friday 2nd November at Elderslie Golf Club.

2018 Finals Day

by Office

on Thu August 23, 2018

It's fair to say the weather was very kind to us and all the golfers were blessed with good overhead conditions and an excellent golf course. Huge thanks must go to Craig Drummond and his team for all their efforts and hard work - not only in the lead up to Finals Day - but throughout what has been a very challenging season! The Italian Buffett after the presentation was excellent and again, Heather, Louise & the team looked after us all very well.

The results were as follows:

Gents Club Championship
Andrew Cunninghan beat Ethan Law

Ladies Club Championship
Jan Macnab beat Denise Cowan

Senior Club Championship
Paul Morrell beat Alan Gordon

Junior Club Championship
Andrew Brisbane beat Jack Bradley

Gents Singles
Kevin J.Barr beat Douglas Martin

Holms Plate
Gregor Munro

Highlights of a fantastic day below........

Member & Guest Invitational Day

by Office

on Mon August 13, 2018

The feedback from the day has been very positive, with many members and their guests praising the quality of the golf course and service form both Tom & the bar staff. It's fair to say that everyone enjoyed their day and we thank all involved in organising the day.

The results were as follows:

1st Martin McGoldrick & Graham Hutcheson 45pts
2nd Hunter Paterson & David Kirkland 44pts
3rd Scott Hunter & Hugh McAlpine 43pts
4th Scott Bogle & Davey Ewart 42pts (B.I.H)

3rd closest in 3              Jim Paterson (Ranfurly Castle)
5th Nearest the pin       Nick Paterson (Ranfurly Castle)
7th Nearest the pin       Graham Hutcheson (Old Course Ranfurly)
14th Nearest the pin     Scott Bogle (Ranfurly Castle)
15th closest in 2           Michael Dorrian (Old Course Ranfurly)
16th Longest Drive       David Gourley (Ranfurly Castle Golf Club)
18th Longest Drive       Andy Mason

Please collect all prizes from the Golf Shop

Ladies Open 2017 Results

by Office

on Tue August 1, 2017

Main prize winners were:-

3rd place, 74 points BIH Muriel Young, Valerie McKinnon &  Fay Storey, Old Ranfurly GC

2nd place, 75 points - Jackie Gray, Sheena Wallace, Gleddoch GC, Elaine Thom, Port Bannatyne GC

1st place, 78 points - Pamela Buttar, Elspeth Smith & Lynn Forsyth, Paisley GC 

 

The novelty prize winners were:-

5th nearest the pin Silver - Margaret Gray, Old Ranfurly GC

7th nearest the pin Bronze - Maimie Robin, Elderslie GC

14th nearest the pin, Silver & Bronze - Carol McNally, Williamwood GC

16th nearest the line - Elma Leisk, Stirling GC

2017 Senior Open Results

by Office

on Thu July 27, 2017

RCGC Senior Open 25/7/17

CSS = 72

   
    Points 

Overall winner

 

Derek McEwan

East Kilbride

38

B.I.H. (21)

      

Category A

1st

Callum Campbell

RCGC

38

 

 

2nd

Alan Gordon

RCGC

36

 

 

3rd

Ramsay Howarth

Helensburgh

35

B.I.H.

Category B

1st

Paul Nicholson

Paisley

36

B.I.H.

 

2nd

Andy MacCuish

Dullater

36

 

 

3rd

Allan Latham

Helensburgh

34

B.I.H.

Category C

1st

William Craigie

Linlithgow

35

 

 

2nd

Hamish Brodie

East Ren

34

B.I.H.

 

3rd

Bobby Holms

RCGC

34

 

      

Closest pin @ 5th

 

Eddie O'Hare

Carluke

Hole in 1

 

Long drive @18th

 

Paul Morrell

RCGC

 

 
      

Sweep money

 

 

 

 

 

A

 

Norman Bowie

Renfrew

£25

 

B

 

Colin Arrol

Kirkhill

£25

 

C

 

William Robb

Stewarton

£25

 
      

10 x Magic 2's

 

 

 

£10

 

 

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