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LADIES LATEST NEWS ARCHIVE 2014

Saturday, 20th December 2014

Christmas arrived at the golf club last night when we held the Ladies Section Christmas Dinner.

It was lovely to see so many people at the evening.

After our festive meal, everyone joined in the Christmas festivites with fun games and a quiz.

It was a most enjoyable evening indeed and a perfect way to get everyone in the Christmas mood.

A full slideshow of the photos from the evening can be seen by clicking here

Click here to view the slideshow

Margaret Hamill and Sandra Macdougall (Captain)

Morag, Helen, Felicity and Mo getting into the Christmas spirit

Morag, Helen, Felicity and Mo getting into the Christmas spirit

Friday, 28th November 2014

Last night the Ladies Committee held their annual dinner.

After drinks at Sandra's, everyone enjoyed a delicious meal at Fusions in Gourock....it was a lovely evening

Photos from the dinner are below.

Drinks at Sandra's

Anne, Mo and Jessie

Committee Dinner 2014

The Ladies Committee dinner

Thursday, 13th November 2014

Ladies Section - Christmas Dinner, Friday 19th December 7.30pm for 8.00pm

Hello Everyone.

Greenock Golf Club Ladies Section's Christmas dinner is on Friday 19th December - I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on the night. A committee member will be in touch to find out if you able to come - and please tell them your choice from the menu below. 

Many thanks,

Sandra

MENU

2 courses = £15 / 3 courses = £18

Carrot and Coriander Soup

Smoked Trout Salad

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Turkey with all the trimmings

Beef Bourguignon

Salmon with hollandaise sauce

Vegetarian Pasta

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Vegetables, potatoes and sauces served on the side

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Chef's dessert selection ( taster plate of 4 desserts)

Biscuits and cheese

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Tea and coffee

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Thursday, 6th November 2014

Below are a selection of photos taken on the Prizegiving Night.

Click here to see the full slideshow

Many thanks to Heather Sinclair for taking the photos.

Ladies Prizegiving photos

Wednesday, 5th November 2014

Tonight we held the Ladies AGM at the Golf Club and 16 Ladies attended the meeting.

Kathleen Stevens was elected onto the Committee. Kathleen was proposed by Morag Connelly, Vice Captain and seconded by Sandra Macdougall, Ladies Captain.

A couple of photos from the evening can be seen below.

Ladies AGM Committe

Presiding over the Ladies AGM

Left to Right: Morag Connelly - Vice Captain, Sandra Macdougall - Captain

and Jessie McKillop - Secretary

Catching up after the AGM

Catching up after the AGM

Sunday, 1st November 2014

Greenock Golf Club Ladies Section AGM 2014 Wednesday 5th November at 7.30pm

Hello Everyone.

I hope to see as many of you as possible on  Wednesday evening - 5th November at 7.30pm  - upstairs in the corner lounge for the Ladies Section 2014 AGM.

There will be some printed copies of the Agenda and last year's Minutes available for those without access to a computer, but for all those receiving this email, I would be grateful if you could read and / or print off your own copies of the two attachments to help us save on admin costs.

AGM Agenda

Minutes of AGM from November 2013

Many thanks,

Sandra

Friday, 24th October 2014

Last night we held the Ladies Annual Prizegiving and Dinner at the Golf Club and 34 ladies attended the event.

After a lovely meal, the prizes were presented by our Captain, Sandra Macdougall assisted by Jessie McKillop, our Secretary.

Click here for a list of the main Prizewinners

The picture below is of the main prizewinners but more pictures will be put on the website soon.

2014 Main Prizewinners

From Left to Right:

Kathleen Stevens, Helen Armstrong, Dorothy Fisher, Mo Neilson, Sandra Macdougall (Captain),

Linda McDougall (Champion), Kerri McGill, Fiona Cook, Cath Forbes, Moire McInnes and Julie Houston.

Thursday, 25th September 2014

Ladies Prize Giving Friday 24th October 7.30pm

Hello Everyone.

Please note the date of the Prize Giving as above, and make a note of your choices from the menu listed below.

A Committee member will be in touch within the next few weeks to find out if you are able to come along - and what you would like to eat.

Best wishes

Ladies Prize Giving Menu

Prawns with sweet chilli sauce

Duck and Orange Pate

Carrot and Coriander Soup

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Sea Bass with a light lemon and parsley sauce

Chicken with tomato and chorizo sauce

Vegetable Curry

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Toffee and Apple Crumble with Ice Cream

Cheescake

Biscuits and Cheese

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Tea/Coffee

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£15 for two course / £18 for three courses

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Tuesday, 23rd September 2014

The 36th Annual Tri-Am was held on Saturday at Greenock Golf Club.

The visitors were Claire Hargan, Anne Laing, Lorraine Morrow and Ann Rae -  and from Greenock - Linda McDougall and Sandra Macdougall.

The weather was perfect - warm and sunny with the course at its best and all the visitors enjoyed the wonderful views. 

Sandra's score of 37 points, won the Hugh Campbell Quaich, which Linda McDougall had won in 2009.

The full list of prize winners will be posted on the main Greenock Golf Club site.

Ladies playing in the Tri Amn this year

Ladies playing in the Tri Amn this year

Ladies playing in the Annual Tri Am this year

Thursday, 11th September 2014

Greensome Competition

1st: Margaret Moore & Kathleen Stevens 96 - 31 = 65

2nd: Kerri McGill & Moira McInnes 92 - 22 = 70

Monday, 8th September 2014

Congratulations to Moira McInnes and her playing partner Ruby Houston who won the Skelmorlie Ladies Open Day yesterday. Well done ladies.

Friday, 29th August 2014

Hello everyone

The club is hosting an extra competition to celebrate the Ryder Cup - to be held as a shotgun competition on the last day of play - Sunday 28th September.

George Deveney has provided me with details listed below. I have already got a team of ladies (Linda, Mo, Anne T and myself) interested in playing - as you will see it can be a combination of men and ladies - an opportunity to play with your husbands. If anyone is interested can you please make up a four and contact George directly - and note he only has capacity for 14 teams so you'll need to act quickly.

1. Team of 4.
2. £48 per team.
3. Single course meal on completion of round.
4. Shotgun start at 0830 to allow all participants to watch Ryder Cup Singles which start at 1136.
5. We only play over 14 holes.
6. Full handicap allowance.
7. Holes 1 thru 6 it is the 2 best net at every hole added together for team score, holes 7, 8, 13, 14, 15 and 16 we look for the best 3 net scores added together and then at 17 and 18 it is the total of all four scores at each hole, so all in all quite tough format, but interesting.
8. £200 to winning team and some novelty prizes on the day.

Thanks

Sandra

Tuesday, 26th August 2014

Our last Greenlees match of the season was held today with a home match against East Renfrewshire Golf Club.

On a glorious late summer's afternoon, the conditions could not have been better. Views from the course were breathtaking. The greens were fast and the last few days of dry weather gave some run on the course.

It was fitting that the final match of the 2014 season ended in a friendly draw.

Greenock 4.5 - East Renfrewshire 4.5

The breathtaking view from the course today looking up river

A delightful view today of the Clubhouse and looking up river

Monday, 25th August 2014

Another important social event of the season was held today with our annual Captain v Secretary match.

Due to a very unseasonal gale force wind, the competition was curtailed to 14 holes....much to everyone's relief.

All the participants enjoyed their matches, and in the evening everyone enjoyed a meal at the club.

The Captain's team won this year, but everyone was a winner, with all players receiving lovely gifts from the Captain and Secretary.

Enjoying the 19th hole in the evening

Enjoying the 19th hole

Enjoying the 19th hole

Tuesday, 19th August 2014

Congratulations to Morag Connelly, Vice Captain who shot a hole in one at the 10th hole today.

The amazing shot was witnessed by a group of men on the 11th tee.

Morag was playing in the final of the Bronze Belle against Helen Armstrong.

This was Morag's second hole in one. Back in 1986 Morag had a hole in one at the 3rd hole.

Monday, 18th August 2014

Greensome

1st: Felicity Bryant & Kerri McGill 99 - (22.4) - 76.6

Runners Up: Helen Armstrong & Muriel Thompson 101 (23.4) - 77.6

Friday, 15th August 2014

Our penultimate Greenless match of the season was held today, with a home match against Williamwood Golf Club.

With heavy rain the previous evening, the greens were soft and the course was playing longer than before.

Several roe deer were seen roaming the fairways during the afternoon which was delightful to see.

With a freshening breeze, the afternoon was very pleasant for golf.

The result was Greenock 2 - Williamwood 7.

Both Greenock and Williamwood teams at the 19th hole

The Greenock and Williamwood teams enjoying the 19th hole

The teams from Greenock and Williamwood enjoying the 19th hole

Thursday, 14th August 2014

Hello again.

Just a reminder to sign up for the above match - sheets up on the notice board for playing  and for eating! If you are coming to the meal - please tick your menu choices. I need to confirm numbers with the caterer by next Friday - 22nd August. Jessie and I will be doing the draw for teams on Sunday 24th August.

Also - most of you have collected your Scottish Golf Card (issued by the Scottish Ladies Golf Union and SGU) - but there are still a few envelopes which are now lying on top of the drawers next to the Competition Sign In folders. This can be used for discounted greenfees at other clubs and to set up the handicap certificate app on your phone and computer. Please collect ASAP.

Thanks

Sandra

Tuesday, 12th August 2014

Captains' Salver Competition

The past lady captains of Greenock Golf club enjoyed a very pleasant dinner at the club on Tuesday 12th August.

Unfortunately the tail end of hurricane Bertha resulted in some very stormy weather and the Captain's Salver was rescheduled to Tuesday 16th September.

The weather did not dampen the spirits of all those attending the dinner and a good time was had by all.

Some photos of the evening can be seen below.

Linda, Sandra, Margaret and Moira

Jessie and Noel

Jessie and Noel

Moira and Kerri

Moira and Kerri

Helen, Felicity, Ann and Muriel

Helen, Felicity, Ann and Muriel

Wednesday, 6th August 2014

Greenock travelled to Bothwell Castle today for the latest match in the Greenlees fixture list.

Despite the weather warnings, the heavy rain never materialised and both teams played in warm and sunny conditions. The course was enjoyed by all and many remarked on how much they liked the new layout, which included some attractive water features and bridges.

The result was Bothwell Castle 8 - Greenock 1.

The Greenock team relaxing before tee off

The Greenock relaxing before tee off

Tuesday, 5th August 2014

The annual match against Skelmorlie for the Riddell Rosebowl was played today over Greenock golf course in dry and warm conditions - with the threatening rain staying off till the last player holed their putt on the 18th green.

As always, the match was played in a very friendly manner -- and the result this year was a win for Greenock 2 - 1.

The teams from Greenock and Skelmorlie golf clubs

The teams from Greenock and Skelmorlie contesting the Riddell Rose Bowl Trophy

The 2 team captains with the Riddell Rose Bowl Trophy

Skelmorlie presenting Greenock's Moira McInnes

with the Riddell Rose Bowl Trophy

Sunday, 3rd August 2014

Captain V Secretary Match - Monday, 25th August

Hello Everyone

Just letting you all know that I have put up the menu choice for the Captain vs Secretary Match on the noticeboard and would be grateful if you would sign the sheet indicating what choices you would like from the menu.

Please let me know your selection by Wednesday 20th August at the latest.

Thanks

Sandra

Thursday, 31st July 2014

Peggy Crawford Trophy

1st: Cath Forbes & Moira McInnes 99 (24) = 75

2nd: Margaret Moore & Anne Terrey 113 (32) = 81

Monday, 28th July 2014

Magic Multiplier

1st: Sandra Macdougall & Kerri McGill 55 points

2nd: Margaret Moore & Anne Terrey 36 points

Saturday, 26th July 2014

Congratulations to Linda McDougall who won the Ladies Championship for the 17th time today by 5 & 4.

Linda played Mo Neilson in the final and the spectators were treated to some excellent golf played in a great spirit.

Both players played many wonderful shots but it was Linda's short game that proved the decisive factor.

Linda's 17th title equals the record held by the late Kathleen McNeil of 17 Ladies Championship titles.

Some photos from the day can be seen below.

Sandra Macdougall presenting Linda McDougall with the Ladies Championship trophy

Sandra Macdougall (Captain) presenting Linda McDougall with the Ladies Championship trophy

Sandra presenting Mo Neilson with the Annie Yeaman Trophy for the runner up

Sandra presenting Mo Neilson with the Annie Yeaman Trophy (runner up)

Anne Terry (Linda's caddie) with Linda

Anne Terrey (Linda's caddie) with Linda and the Championship trophy

Dorothy Fisher (Mo's caddie) with Mo and the Annie Yeaman Trophy

Dorothy Fisher (Mo's caddie) with Mo and the Annie Yeaman Trophy

Caddies and players before tee off

Caddies and players before tee off

From left to right,

Dorothy Fisher (Mo's caddie), Mo Neilson, Linda McDougall and Anne Terrey (Linda's caddie)

Friday, 19th July 2014

Our final West Renfrewshire Golf League match of the season was held today.

This was a home match against Ralston Golf Club.

Pessimistic weather forecasts predicted heavy rain with possible thunderstorms.....fortunatley the forecast was wrong. Black clouds loomed ominously overhead, but remarkably it stayed dry......to everyone's relief.

The result was Greenock 0.5 - Ralston 5.5.

Relaxing after the match

Relaxing after the match - the players from Greenock and Ralston

Relaxing after the match

Friday, 11th July 2014

Today was Captain's Flag Day at the Golf Club.

On a beautiful, warm, sunny afternoon, the Ladies teed off mid afternoon with Flag in hand.

It was perfect conditions for golf.....plenty of run and plenty of sun.

Whilst the Ladies played in the competition, our Captain Sandra Macdougall held an afternoon tea with 5 of the long standing members of the club. Delightful home baking was served and it was lovely to catch up with everyone over tea.

Meanwhile back on the course, the Flag was planted by the first game out on the 18th Green by Mo Neilson. Kerri McGill came closest to moving the Flag by finishing just before the 18th green. Despite the best efforts of the other players, nobody could move the Flag past the 18th green. Congratulations to Mo, the winner of the Flag Day.

It was also lovely to see several of our 9 hole members taking part in the day by playing over the 9 hole course.

In the evening everyone enjoyed a delicious meal at the Club with plenty of banter.......a perfect end to a perfect summer's day.

Captain's Flag Day Result

1st: Mo Neilson

2nd: Kerri McGill

Some photos of the day can be seen below.

Mo Neilson winner of the Flag Day with Sandra Macdougall (Captain)

Mo Neilson, winner of the Flag Day with Sandra Macdougall (Captain)

Sandra Macdougall with Kerri McGill, runner up in the Flag Day

Sandra Macdougall with Kerri McGill - runner up in the Flag Day

Afternoon Tea with Margaret Paton, Margaret Hamill, Bessie Houston, Janette Brabender & Cathy McVey

Afternoon Tea with Margaret Paton, Margaret Hamill, Bessie Houston, Janet Brabender and Cathy McVey

Enjoying the meal after the match

Enjoying the meal after the match

Enjoying the meal after the match

Enjoying the meal after the match

Tuesday, 8th July 2004

The Greenlees team headed south down the Ayrshire coast today to play Belleisle Golf Club in Ayr.

On what turned out a beautiful sunny afternoon, the players had ideal playing conditions for the match. With plenty of bunkers all over the course, staying out the sand was a game in itself. The greens were tricky too read also.

Despite large black clouds during the mid afternoon, the day stayed dry and everyone enjoyed the challenging course.

The result was Belleisle 8.5 - Greenock - 0.5.

Enjoying brunch before the match

Enjoying brunch before the match

A scenic view with Arran beyond

A scenice view over the course with Arran beyond

Dark clouds looming but thankfully it did not rain

Sunday, 6th July 2014

Greenock defended the Megawatt Trophy today against Kilmacolm and Gourock at Kilmacolm Golf Club.

The conditions were perfect - sunny with a light breeze - and the Kilmacolm course was looking at its best - with some very fast greens and tricky rough.

Played in threes in a stableford format, the matches were all played in a very friendly spirit with the result being a victory for Kilmacolm, who won on home ground.

Result: Kilmacolm 89 points, Greenock 81 points, Gourock 73 points.

The Megawatt teams enjoying refreshments after the match

The players from Greenock, Gourock and Kilmacolm enjoying refreshments after the Megawatt match

Friday, 26th June 2014

The Greenlees team headed to Cawder Golf Club today for their 5th match of the season.

Forecasts of warm sunshine were promised, and hopes were high for a long hot summer's afternoon of golf. Overcast skies at tee off initially prevented the sunshine shining through. By, mid afternoon the sun did appear however and conditions became very pleasant for golf.

With the greens fast, and with plenty of greenside bunkers, the course was a challenge for both teams.

The final result, Cawder 7 - Greenock 2.

A scenic view of Cawder golf course

A scenic view of Cawder golf course

Both teams enjoying hospitality after the match

Both teams enjoying hospitality after the match

Both teams enjoying hospitality after the match

Friday, 20th June 2014

Hello Everyone

Can I remind you that it is Flag Day on Friday, 11th July. I have a put a copy of the menu up by the noticeboard at the club - please sign your name and choice of meal as soon as possible - the cost is £12 for two courses and £14 for three courses.

Thank you

Sandra

Wednesday, 18th June 2014

The Gourock match was played away at Gourock on Tuesday 17th June in glorious sunshine with temperatures reaching 75 degrees and wonderful views. 

Both teams agreed to play a Greensome and all agreed that this was an excellent format for the friendly match.

The end result was a win for Greenock 2.5 to 0.5.

Friday, 6th June 2014

At last it felt like summer today.... which was perfect timing for our home Greenlees match against Cardross.

With very little wind, and with it being warm enough for shorts, both teams enjoyed perfect playing conditions.

The final result Greenock 1 - Cardross 8.

Walking to the 1st tee

Walking to the 1st tee

Wonderful view down the 6th fairway

Wonderful view down the 6th hole

Sunday, 1st June 2014

Today we held the Ladies Open Day at Greenock Golf Club.

As before, the format was a Greensome Stableford and this year 42 ladies took to the fairways.

The morning started dry and despite spits and spots of rain, it stayed mainly dry till about 2pm. More persistent rain then fell around lunchtime, but it was never a cold day. As we are now into June, it did feel like a early summers day despite the rain.

The overall winners were Anne Judge (Ranfurly Castle) and Linda McDougall (Greenock) who scored a very creditable 35 points. The runners up were Helen Armstrong (Greenock) and Elaine Freeman (Skemorlie) who scored 33 points.

The raffle raised a wonderful £350 and this will be donated to the Rheumatology Department at Inverclyde Royal Hospital, Greenock.

Many thanks to our generous sponsors especially A.P. Jess Ltd and also for all the sponsors at the sponsored holes.

Below are photos of the of the main prizewinners and all the results.

Sandra and Morag with Anne Judge and Linda McDougall, winners of the 2014 Ladies Open Day

From left to right: Sandra MacDougall (Captain) and Morag Connelly (Vice Captain)

with the winners of the Ladies Open Day, Anne Judge (Ranfurly Castle) and Linda McDougall (Greenock)

Helen Armstrong and Elaine Freeman, runners up in the Open Day

Runners Up - Helen Armstrong (Greenock) with Sandra, Morag and Elaine Freeman (Skelmorlie)

A full list of results appears below:

Main Results

1st: Anne Judge (Ranfurly Castle) and Linda McDougall (Greenock) 35 points

2nd: Helen Armstrong (Greenock) and Elaine Freeman (Skelmorlie) 33 points (b.i.h.)

3rd:Sandra McDougall (Greenock) and Joy Monteith (Kilmacolm) 33 points

4th: Fiona Leith (Dumarton) and Ann Shanks (Dumbarton) 32 points

Sponsored Holes

1st Hole Nearest the pin in 2 (on the green), Sponsored by Stephen McVey (Chiropodist)

Jane McMahon (Alloa) and Isable Rhind (Alloa)

2nd Hole Nearest the pin in 2 (on the green) Sponsored by Helen Armstrong

Kath McKellar (Skelmorlie) and Alice MacKay (Greenock)

3rd Hole Nearest the pin (on the green) Sponsored by Mae McLaughlin

Margaret Austin (Greenock) and Ann McPhail (Greenock)

5th Hole Nearest the in pin in 3 (on the green)

Mo Neilson (Greenock) and Ibby Russell (Largs)

7th Hole Longest putt holed (on the green)

Morag Connelly (Greenock) and Susan Mooney (Gourock)

8th Hole Nearest the pin in 2 (on the green) Sponsored by Sandra MacDougall

Dorothy Fisher (Greenock) and Kathleen Stevens (Greenock)

9th Hole Longest Drive - Bronze (on the fairway) Sponosored by Ardgowan Health & Beauty

Norma Connell (Kilmacolm)

10th Hole Nearest the pin (on the green) Sponsored by Tom McVey

Helen Armstong (Greenock) & Elaine Freeman (Skelmorlie)

11th Hole Longest putt holed (on the green) Sponsored by Morag Connelly

Margaret Moore (Greenock) and Muriel Thompson (Greenock)

12th Hole Sponsored by Rosetta Quinn

Julie Houston (Greenock) & Rosetta Quinn (Greenock)

13th Hole Nearest the pin - Silver (on the green) Sponsored by Spinnaker Hotel

Anne Judge (Ranfurly Castle) and Linda McDougall (Greenock)

14th Hole Nearest the pin in 2 (on the green) Sponsored by Anne Terrey

Cath Forbes (Greenock) & Elspeth Howie (Skelmorlie)

16th Hole Nearest the pin in 2 (on the green) Sponsored by Jessie McKillop

Sandra MacDougall (Greenock) and Joy Monteith (Kimacolm)

17th Hole Longest putt holed (on the green) Sponsored by Cardwell Bar

Linda McLaughlin (Gourock) and Moira Paul (Greenock)

Saturday, 31st May 2014

West Vets - Anne Terrey wins Bronze Championship

Congratulations to Anne Terrey who yesterday won the West Vets Bronze Championship.

Anne beat Anne Colthart 7&5 in the Final held at Renfrew Golf Club.

Well done also to Linda McDougall who reached the semi final stage of the Championship also at Renfrew.

Click here to see photos from the day and the match reports on the West Vets website.

Anne Terrey being presented with the West Vets Bronze Championship Trophy

Anne Terrey being presented with the West Vets Bronze Championship Trophy

Friday, 30th May 2014

Sunday 28th September - Greenock Golf Club - Extra Competition

George Deveney has asked me to notify all the ladies of a shotgun competition which will take place on the above date - a Ryder Cup Shotgun - teams of 4 - £12 per player - start time at 9.30am. Further details to follow - but it would be helpful if we could have an indication of any ladies who would like to make up a team (s).  Please get back to me with names if you are interested. It is permitted to play in a mixed team, if any of you have partners who would like to play. 

You wil have noticed that this was scheduled to be an alternative day for the October Medal but we will swap this to the following Sunday.

Thanks

Sandra

Thursday, 29th May 2014

The Queen Victoria cruise liner visited Greenock today on its only visit this year.

Below is a picture taken from the golf course of the liner leaving at 5pm tonight.

View from the golf course of the Queen Victoria leaving Greenock this evening

Tuesday, 27th May 2014

The M74 south was the Greenlees team's next destination with an away match at Lanark Golf Club today.

With so much rain recently, it was a delight to feel the warmth of the sun. With the course being amazingly dry, there was a good deal of run...........the greens were fast too.

Forecasts had predicted heavy showers during the afternoon. Sure enough, the skies darkened and rumbles of thunder were heard in the distance. Rain did fall briefly, but despite a brief bit of lightning in the distance, the thunder and lightning drifted away from the golf course.

Unfortunately, the overall result was not quite as sunny as the warm day.

The final result Lanark 8 - Greenock 1

The Greenock team having lunch

The Greenock team having lunch before the match

Heading off down the 1st fairway

Heading off down the 1st fairway

Sandra with a new member.....Tess

Sandra with a new member......Tess

Tess on the first tee.....

Tess on the 1st tee.......

Sunday, 25th May 2014

Congratulations to Linda McDougall who won the Inverclyde Champion of Champions at Port Glasgow Golf Club.

Linda beat Maureen Woodhead 2& 1.

Photos from the day can be seen below

Linda McDougall being presented with the Inverclyde Champion of Champion trophy

Linda McDougall being presented with the Inverclyde Champion of Champions Trophy

Maureen Woodhead, Linda McDougall and caddies

Maureen Woodhead, Linda McDougall & caddies

  • Friday, 23rd May 2014

    2014 Fixture Books

    Please note, the 2014 Fixture Books are now available in the Professional's Shop.

  • Thursday, 22nd May 2014

    Carlyle and Caird 2 - Competition Cancelled

    Sorry, everyone - but when we got to the fourth green tonight, the four ladies playing at 5.00pm found the hole filled to the top with water and the green was unplayable. The competition has therefore been cancelled and rescheduled  - and will now be played this coming Monday 26th May (which was a free day). Please check with existing partners or rearrange if necessary - and remember to take a time in advance as Monday is a holiday.

    Scores submitted today will count for handicap purpose - but the good news is that no one will go up! Commiserations to those who had good scores.

    Sandra

    IMPORTANT - Thursday 19th June - Carlyle and Caird 3

    Ladies

    Please note that there is a visiting party from the West College Scotland on the above date, tee booked from 9.45 am till 11.15 am - 24 people / 12 games. For this reason, I am giving you all advance notice that you should plan your games around this slot. The early morning ladies should be prepared to play a little earlier than usual and the mid morning ladies should choose to play earlier or later than usual to avoid getting caught up behind the party - the players going out from midday onwards will not be affected.

    Please make sure you pre-book your tee time in advance with Kevin in the usual way - he will have blocked out the tee times for the party.

    Sandra

    Monday, 19th May 2014

    Daily Mail Foursomes

    1st: Moira McInnes & Mae McLaughlin 112 (26) 86

    2nd: Helen Armstrong & Morag Connelly 110 (22) 88

    Friday, 16th May 2014

    9 Hole Medal

    1st: Gail Henderson - 18 points

    2nd Joanne Wallace - 14 points

    Thursday, 15th May 2014

    Peugeot Coronation Foursomes

    1st: Helen Armstrong & Moira McInnes - 33 points

    2nd: Cath Forbes & Moira Paul - 28 points

    Tuesday, 13th May 2014

    Cowglen Golf Club were the visitors today at Greenock in our first home Greenlees game this year.

    Despite recent dreich and wet days, the skies were clear and sunny and most importantly, it was dry as the 1pm tee off approached. "Never cast a clout till May is out" or so they say but for once it felt warm as the teams prepared to tee off.

    As the first matches approached the Lyle Hill, dark clouds started to build across the water. Surely it wouldn't rain!! Sure enough in a few minutes a sudden sharp shower was overhead. Not only was it raining, but it was raining hailstones! Waterproofs were on and then just as quickly as the shower, the waterproofs were off. Thereafter, the skies cleared and the sun came out, and for once, it felt more like a Spring afternoon in May.

    The final result of the match was Greenock 3 - Cowglen 6.

    The teams preparing to play

    The teams preparing to play....with the sun shining

    Dark clouds looming over the 9th fairway

    Dark clouds looming over the 9th fairway

    Friday, 2nd May 2014

    Our first Greenlees game this season was held today with an away match at Eastwood Golf Club.

    A cold wind made it feel more like March than May, but during the afternoon the wind became lighter and it felt a little more Spring like despite the overcast skies.

    Set amidst moorland and farmland, the undulating course which was playing long today, was a good test for both teams.

    The final result was Eastwood 8 - Greenock 1.

    Enjoying refreshments before the match

    Mae, Sandra and Moira

    Mae, Sandra and Moira

  • Saturday, 19th April 2014

    Coronation Fours - change of date

    Hello Again.

    Not weather related this time(!) - but due to lack of numbers, we have decided to move the Coronation Fours from Monday 21st April to Thursday 15th May ( to replace the Fun Competition) in the hope that more people will be tempted to play. Please add this new date to your diaries.

    Thanks,

    Sandra

    Thursday, 17th April 2014

    Ladies Fashion Show and Quiz Night

    34 lady members and friends enjoyed an evening of fashion and fun at Greenock Golf Club last night.

    Kevin Campbell, our professional, kicked off the evening with his display of merchandise from Addidas/Ashworth and Glenbrae - and many ladies placed their orders for the coming season.

    This was followed by a Quiz, at times noisy and very competitive, which was won by the "Us Yins" team consisting of Helen Armstrong, Cecile Fleming, Fiona Cook, Rosetta Quinn and Margaret Nelson.

    A good time was had by all and the sum of £250 was raised for ladies' section funds.

    Quiz Night Winners - "Us Yins"

    The winning team "Us Yins"

    Left to Right, Helen Armstrong, Margaret Nelson, Sandra Macdougall (Captain),

    Fiona Cook, Cecile Fleming and Rosetta Quinn

    Saturday, 12th April 2014

    Hello Everyone.

    The Ladies Match and Handicap were looking at the possibility of playing our competitions on mats - and applying the CONGU Rule for inclement weather. This allows the use of mats and also allows us to count the scores for handicap purposes up until the end of April. However, having taken advice from Kevin today, I believe that although mats can be used in qualifying competitions, there is no allowance for dropping the ball in the rough - and I know not all ladies have mats and some don't like using them, preferring to drop off the fairway - so this is no longer going to be an option.

    I would suggest that you all check with the professional on Monday to see if mats are still in use - if this is the case, then we will run a sweep and shift the Brooch to Thursday 26th June ( which is scheduled to be a sweep). If mats are no longer in use then we will play the Brooch on Monday as planned. George Deveney is hopeful that Thursday may see us back on the fairways.

    Once again, apologies for all the changes, but the weather is outwith anyone's control.

    Sandra

    Friday, 11th April 2014

    The Greenock Mail on Sunday team played their 3rd round match at Kilmacolm Golf Club this afternoon.

    Despite it being April, it didn't feel Spring like as cold and breezy conditions made golfing very difficult for all.

    Thankfully spits and spots of rain came to nothing, and perhaps the strong winds helped to keep the rain away.

    At the 19th hole, everyone soon heated up with a hearty bowl of Spinach and Rocket soup.

    Unfortunately the Greenock team lost the match.

    The final score Kilmacolm 4 - Greenock 1

  • Daffodils at the 12th hole

    Thursday, 10th April 2014

    Sweep

    1st Sandra Macdougall 95 (16) - 79

    2nd Jean Kane 120 (35) - 85

    Tuesday, 8th April 2014

    Hello Everyone.

    I've just been advised by the Management Committee that the use of mats is being extended until Friday - so the March Medal is being moved again - and due to weather conditions - we will now play it on Monday 28th April ( which was a free day - the alternative March Medal will remain on Sunday 20th April. )

    I'm sorry about all the changes - but as you know it is outwith our control and conditions are very wet underfoot. Hopefully we should get back to normal conditions next week in time for the rescheduled Golf Foundation Brooch on Monday 14th and the April Medal on Thursday 17th. If there is a further extension of the mats being used into next week I will email you all again and put a notice on the Board and in the professional's shop.

    To accommodate those of us who are desperate to swing a club, we will run a sweep on Thursday 10th April - with ballots at the usual times of 9.15 am, 11.00am, 1.00pm and 2.15pm. We will be playing on mats, but the forecast looks quite promising!

    Sandra

    Saturday, 5th April 2014

    Hello Everyone

    Please note that we will still be using mats on Monday 7th April, so the stableford will be a non-counting competition. The Management Committee will review the conditions on Tuesday, so as soon as I know the outcome of their meeting, I will let you know if Thursday's medal can go ahead.

    Also - for those of you intending to play the Alternative Days - see changes below ( we have had to rearrange dates to take account of the use of mats and the masters shotgun on the 13th, which starts at 12 noon.)

    Alternative March Medal - new date Sunday 20th April ( was 6th April / main day 10th April)

    Alternative April Medal - new date Sunday 27th April (was 13th April / main day 17th April)

    Alternative Spring Meeting - new date Sunday 4th May ( was 20th April / main day 24th April)

    Alternative May Medal - new date Sunday 11th May ( was 4th May / main day 8th May)

    Thanks, Sandra

    Thursday, 2nd April 2014

    March Medal Postponed

    Hello Everyone

    Mats are still being used today, so the March Medal has been postponed. The NEW DATE is next Thursday 10th March ( instead of the Golf Foundation Brooch).

    The Golf Foundation Brooch is now moved to Monday 14th April and the Magic Multiplier is cancelled.

    The Alternative March Medal is still scheduled for this Sunday 6th April - but will be subject to review re the use of mats.

    Let's hope for a drier spell of weather soon.

    Sandra

    Monday, 31st March 2014

    Sweep Competition

    1st: Ann Sweeney 99 - 22 (77)

    2nd: Linda McDougall 86 - 6 (80)

    Thursday, 28th March 2014

    Stableford Competition

    1st: Moira Paul 27 points

    2nd: Mo Neilson 25 points (B.I.H.)

    Wednesday, 27th March 2014

    Message from the Ladies Captain

    Hello Ladies.

    Thanks to all who supported the Drinks Evening last Friday, and thanks to everyone's generosity, we raised a net profit of £195 from raffle and ticket money - which will cover the costs of our new computer. We are very grateful to Charlie Paul for his help in setting up the PC along with Heather, Rosetta, Anne Terrey and Mo - and we hope that there will be a big improvement in the recording and reporting of our scores (assuming that they are worth reporting!)

    Charlie Paul was also hard at work with Dorothy Fisher in creating a new look for the Ladies Section web pages. Our pages have now been amalgamated with the main Greenock Golf Club website (Please note that the old Ladies Website will no longer be updated.)

    Quiz and Fashion Evening - Wednesday 16th April : I hope you have all put this date in your diaries and will encourage your friends to come along too. The evening starts early - at 6.00 pm with golf clothes on sale from Kevin's suppliers - followed at 7.30 pm by a quiz night with teams consisting of a maximum of 5 people. Don't worry if you haven't made arrangements to be part of a team - we can make up numbers on the night. A member of the committee will be in touch to remind you of this event and it would be helpful if you could give us an idea of numbers.

    We look forward to seeing you on the course and at the Quiz and Fashion Night.

    Best wishes,
    Sandra

    Lady Captain

    Saturday, 22nd March 2014

    Last night we held our pre season Social Drinks night at the Club.

    Diaries were very much to the fore......and 26 ladies attended a most enjoyable evening to welcome the new season. A delightful finger buffet was enjoyed by all and with the raffle rounding off a very successful evening, the forthcoming playing season is eagerly anticipated.

    It's not long till the March Medal.............and hopefully the start of Spring!!!

    Some photos of the evening can be seen below.

    Margaret Hamill, Sandra Macdougall and Cath McVey

    Margaret, Sandra and Cath

    Heather, Morag and Ann

    Heather, Morag and Anne

    Ann, Fiona and Rosetta

    Ann, Fiona and Rosetta

    Linda, Anne and Anne

    Linda, Anne and Anne

    Moira and Jean

    Moira and Jean

    Kerri, Felicity and Heather

    Kerri, Felicity and Heather

    Cath, Moira and Jean

    Cath, Moira and Jean

    Jessie and Julie arranging their diaries

    Jessie and Julie arranging their diaries

    Margaret, Cath and Mae

    Margaret, Cath and Mae

    Moira and Dorothy

    Moira and Dorothy

    Kathleen, Jessie and Margaret

    Kathleen, Jessie and Margaret

    Tuesday, 18th March 2014

    Our Ladies Mail on Sunday team teed off today in the second round tie at home against Whitecraigs Golf Club. With both teams having received a bye in the first round, this was the first competitive game for both clubs.

    Despite very wet conditions underfoot and early morning rain, the skies brightened as the 12 noon tee off approached. On early holes the players were sheltered somewhat, but by the time the ladies had reached the 7th hole on the Lyle Hill, the winds had freshened and squally showers made conditions difficult for both team down the "loop".

    The final result was a win for the Greenock team. Greenock 3 - Whitecraigs 2.

    The teams from Whitecraigs and Greenock at the 19th hole

    Friday, 14th March 2014

    This Sunday the Ladies Winter Golf will take place with a 1.30pm tee off - weather permitting.

    If you feel like playing a few holes in preparation for the season ahead, meet up at the Clubhouse for 1.15pm when the draw will take place.

    Thursday, 13th March 2014

    After the cancellation of last Thursday's competition due to the weather, the Ladies managed to tee off the new season today with a 18 hole Stableford.

    Six ladies took to the fairways and despite drizzle later in the day, most players managed to get round dry.

    The winner was Linda McDougall with 35 points and second was Kerri McGill with 33 points.

    Some photos below.

    The 2 Moiras heading for the 1st tee

    Moira McInnes and Moira Paul heading to the 1st tee

    Kerri and Morag getting ready to play

    Kerri McGill and Morag Connelly getting ready to play

     

    Tuesday, 11th March 2014

    Ladies Open Day Greensome, Sunday 1st June 2014

    Click here to download an entry form.

  • Thursday, 27th February 2014

    Ladies Social Evening - Friday, 21st March

    Hello Ladies. Our first social event of the 2014 year takes place in a few weeks time and I hope many of you will be able to come along and celebrate the fast approaching March Medal! The evening will tee off at 8.00pm and will follow the usual format - it will be a relaxed evening with drinks and canapes (£8 ticket for two non alcoholic drinks / £10 ticket for two alcoholic drinks) and everyone will get the chance to catch up on news and get your golf diary organised for the coming season.

    Please mark the date in your diary and a committee member will be in touch over the next few weeks to check your availability. I attach a fixture list and look forward to seeing you all soon.

    Best wishes, Sandra

    Lady Captain

    Tuesday, 11th February 2014

    Today saw the first snowfall of the year in Greenock.

    Below are some photographs of the golf course.....anyone for golf?

    5th hole

    5th Hole

    Looking for birdies....

    Looking for birdies......

    Looking down the 6th fairway on the "wee course"

    Looking down the 6th fairway on the "wee course"

    Saturday, 1st February 2014

    Last night we held the Committee Dinner at the Golf Club.

    Below are some photographs from the evening.

    Kerri and Jessie

    Kerri and Jessie

    Morag and Sandra

    Morag and Sandra

    Mo and Rosetta

    Mo and Rosetta

    Jessie and Anne

    Jessie and Anne

    Dot and Cath

    Dorothy and Cath

    Sunday, 26th January 2014

    There are a couple of social evenings to make a note of in your diary.

    More details will appear nearer the time.

    Friday, 21st March 2014

    Ladies Drinks Night with finger buffet

    Wednesday, 16th April 2014

    Ladies Quiz and Fashion Night

     

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