Carol Fell has written a lovely tribute to June Lockhart in her final post on her website. The tribute can be found here.
The team selection for the jamboree at Strathaven GC from 13th to 15th June is:
Reserve: Emma Thomson Burns
An obituary notice for June has been published in The Herald. Further information regarding the funeral is in this link.
The funeral service for June is at Dalnottar Crematorium on Wednesday 18th May at 2.30p.m.
It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that June Lockhart, past County Captain, passed away peacefully this morning at St. Margaret’s Hospice.
June was a great friend to many in the County and always had a smile for you and a wee funny story. June will be missed by us all at RLCGA.
Our thoughts are with Iain and Gordon. Funeral arrangements will be advised when available.
Our RLCGA VMS Development and Webmaster Fiona Armour was delighted to be asked by our SG VMS Customer Account Manager Gary Hamilton (pictured with Fiona on the putting green) to be one of his three invited guests at the VMS Golf Day on St Andrews Old Course on Thursday (14th April). The other two members of the team were Joe O’Neil, Club Secretary at Cochrane Castle GC and William Fleming, Vice Captain and Match and Handicap Secretary at Ballochmyle GC. The other teams comprised of Accounts Managers and their invited representatives from VMS Clubs and Associations under their responsibility and members of the SG VMS Team.
First visit for Fiona to the Old Course and it is indeed a challenging course hence the Women’s Green Tee Course Rating of 75.5 and Slope Rating 138. It has tight fairways and is littered with bunkers, especially those deadly pot ones, that you don’t see until it’s too late ! While Fiona managed to miss most of the bunkers the mile long putts on the huge greens were her downfall with too many three putts so had to settle for 27 Stableford points. Fellow team mate Joe O’Neil played very well coming first with 39 points so it was good to bring home the eventual winner of the event.
Here are some views from the course including the scary drive that faces you at the 17th Road Hole. Big hitters cut the corner by going over the adjacent hotel property. Fiona took the conservative ‘chicken’ route and landed on the fairway avoiding the bunkers.
Fiona had a thoroughly enjoyable day and a big thank you to Gary Hamilton not only for inviting her to represent the County at this event, and the hospitality extended by SG to all the invited guests, but also for the invaluable assistance and ongoing support that Gary provides to the County in our use of VMS to manage our membership and run competitions.
After 19 years our stalwart member and golf news reporter extraordinaire Carol Fell announced yesterday on her Carol Fell Blog Site that following the launch of our new County Website she is retiring from reporting on Ladies and Girls golf across the West of Scotland and further afield.
In her announcement post (CLICK HERE) she relates how she got into golf reporting and creating websites over the years for so many golfing organisations.
We pay homage to Carol’s reporting and pioneering IT achievements for the County and other Ladies golf organisations in the History sub-menu of our website and provide links to the comprehensive and fascinating RLCGA Centenary Book she authored in 2009 as part of the County celebrations upon reaching this significant milestone.
It is because of Carol’s extensive reporting that we can provide our News Archive sub-menu and Gallery of photographs and videos going back to 2003 that record so many significant events and bring back great memories.
We are all indebted to Carol for the sterling work she has done for the County and the support and enthusiasm she has shown as a matter of course for all Scottish Ladies and Girls golf. She has, however, well and truly earned her retirement and can now spend more time enjoying her golf, socialising and following our County News and Facebook Posts.
Thank you very much Carol from all of the current and past RLCGA members. You will most definitely be missed but your legacy lives on.
On a lovely sunny Sunday morning both squads got together for a practice around Kilmacolm golf course.
We played foursome format with a junior in each team as part of our winter training program, the girls enjoyed their day in the sunshine.
Many thanks to Kilmacolm GC for courtesy of the course.
Sunday 13th February saw five committee members gather for some Scottish Golf Venue Management System (VMS) training.
Our thanks go to Fiona Armour and Marianne McKelvie for a very comprehensive overview of the system.
Thanks also goes to Clair Barclay for providing the venue.
RLCGA members please be aware that there are vacancies for membership of the SVLGA West Division. So if you were born in or before 1972 and have a handicap index of 28 or less then why not consider joining the West Vets, where there are already quite a number of RLCGA members.
The West Vets organise three annual stroke play competitions with scratch and handicap prizes being awarded. The Championship (scratch and match play) and a handicap match play competition are played in May each year. There are also three team matches against other Divisions with teams being selected from various handicap categories.
If you would like to become a member download an application form here.
The completed form should be returned by email to the Secretary, Janette McCartney at this email address.