Currie storms to front in Junior OOM

Greenock Jack Currie has taken the lead in the Junior Order of Merit after last weekend’s Junior County Championships. Jack secured 30 points at Old Ranfurly to take a narrow lead from Elderslie’s Ben Campbell in the Junior event.

In the U15 OOM Aidan O’Hagan is 10 points clear of Fereneze’s Roddy McAuley.

For a full update on the Junior/u15 OOM visit the Junior OOM Page.


Caven / Menzies success for Watt and Dalrymple

Watt & Dalrymple

Matt Dalrymple (Left), Ian McCosh, RGU Past President (Centre), Stewart Watt (Right)

Duncan Trophy Draw

Freedman Matchplay Draw

Today (Sunday 10th July 2016) saw the rescheduled Caven /Menzies take place at Old Course Ranfurly Golf Club.

Another rain filled day threatened the event but excellent course preparation by the Old Ranfurly Green Staff saw the course in excellent condition. The event originally scheduled to take place over 36 holes was however ultimately reduced to 18 holes half way through round 2 due to the continuous heavy rain.

The Caven was well contested and was won by Old Ranfurly’s Matthew Dalrymple with a scratch score of 72. Matthew added the Caven Trophy to the Freedman Trophy he won in 2015. Unfortunately Matthew cannot defend his trophy as he is about to head of on a new adventure on August 16th when he flies out to start a Golf Scholarship at King University, Tennessee. The RGU wishes Matthew, as well other other County players Lewis Breslin and Josh Beatt all the very best on their golfing adventure.

The Menzies, for youths players aged 18-25 was won by another local boy, Stewart Watt – Old Course Ranfurly. Stewart a highly regarded county Player was a clear winner with a magnificent scratch score of 67.

The top 16 players in each event go forward to play in the matchplay events which are due to come to a conclusion on 4th September.

Caven & Menzies – Sunday 10th July

Sunday 10th July sees the rescheduled Caven/Menzies played at Old Course Ranfurly. To see the draw follow the link below.

All entries stand and tee times are as per the original draw. If you are not able to play please contact the RGU asap and you will receive a full refund. Anyone who did not enter the original event can now enter online at

A copy of the draw can be accessed here… image

The Old Course Ranfurly are Crowned County Club Champions

RGU Teams 2016

On a day of mixed weather Renfrewshire Golf Union held their annual competition, this year at Gleddoch Hotel and Golf Club, to decide who would represent them in the Scottish Club Champions final in September at Stranraer , with the winners there representing Scotland in the European Finals late in the year.

The scoring over the day showed a variable mix.

Early leaders were Caldwell Golf Club who posted a 3 man scoring total of 224 and none of the clubs following them in could match their score.

This looked likely to be the winning score until The Old Course Ranfurly trio came in towards the end of the field and produced a score of 223 to beat them by a shot.

Old Ranfurly scores –

Stewart Watt – 71

Louis Oliver – 75

Matthew Dalrymple – 77

Caldwell Scores –

Josh Beatt – 72

Sean Burns – 75

Paul Alexander – 77

Top scores of the day against a par of 72 were as follows –

71 – Stewart Watt – Old Course Ranfurly, Craig Thomson – Paisley & David Dickson – Bonnyton

72 – Jamie Sinnamon – Greenock Whinhill

Thanks to all the clubs who participated and to their members for representing them. The courtesy of Gleddoch Golf Club given to the Renfrewshire Golf Union for the use of the course during the event was much appreciated.

Renfrewshire boys earn draw in Ayrshire

Sunday 19th June saw game 2 of the West of Scotland League and a commendable draw has resulted in Renfrewshire maintaining a unbeaten start to the year. A special mention to Euan McNeill of Lochwinnoch Golf Club who, playing his first match at County Level, beat Ayrshire’s Number 1 player by 2up.

Roddy McAuley in action

Roddy McAuley in action

RGU County Handicap Championship

Congratulations to all winners and participants in the RGU Handicap Championships, which was kindly hosted by, an excellently conditioned, Erskine Golf Club.

The 6 – 12 Category was won by, Gary Meechan – Earl of Mar. Gary shot 78 off a handicap of 11 for an excellent 67. Results as follows:

Gary Meechan, Earl of Mar – 78 – 11 = 67

Owen Archdeacon, Erskine Golf Club – 75 – 6 = 69

Neil Delussey, Greenoch Golf Club – 76 – 7 = 69

Christopher Gray, Erskine Golf Club – 80 – 11 = 69

The 13-28 Category was won by, Liam Hamilton – Erskine Golf Club. Liam shot 81 less 14 to win by better inward half from Old Course Ranfurly’s Jim Burns. Result as follows:

Liam Hamilton, Erskine Golf Club – 81 – 14 = 67

Jim Burns, Old Course Ranfurly – 89 – 22 = 67

Mark McCorkindale, Greenock Whinhill – 85 – 15 = 70

Staurt Brown, Lochwinnoch – 87 – 17 = 70

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Renfrewshire Boys Win at Dunblane New Golf Course

Renfrewshire Boys Golf Team started the defence of the West League Title which they won in 2015 with a convincing win against Stirlingshire at Dunblane New Golf Course.

After the mixed weather conditions of the past few days they were greeted with a course covered in sunshine and in superb condition.

Renfrewshire fielded 3 new players in the Under 16 section of the team together with more experienced players in the Under18’s.

Taking into account the fact that none of them had played the course before the result was even more encouraging for the Team Managers, Graham McGee and Lyall Campbell.

It took a while for the boys to settle into the game which as the games passed the 8th hole was very close.

However a change in fortunes as the games closed out saw the Renfrewshire boys turn the situation in their favour, with most producing their best golf in the latter stages, with a few notable exceptions.

It is worth noting that 4 of the games went to the last hole but none of these were lost by the Renfrewshire Boys, so well done to them for sticking to the task.

The final result of 6 matches to 2 was the start they wanted to the season in a match which was played in the best of spirits.

Full results as follows –


Aidan O’Hagan – Old Course Ranfurly – Won 4/3

Jonathan Murphy – Erskine – Won 1 hole

Roddy McAuley – Fereneze – Won 2 holes

Tom MacKenzie – East Renfrewshire – Lost 2/1

Angus Frood – Ranfurly Castle – All Square

Matthew Dalrymple – Old Course Ranfurly – Won 5/4

Jack Currie – Greenock – Won 3/1

Lewis Breslin – Fereneze – All Square


David Doak is crowned RGU Seniors Champion

David Doak of Greenock Whinhill Golf Club has become the winner of the Renfrewshire Golf Union Seniors Championship for 2016 after an amazing round at Kilmacolm Golf Club.
David, a late entry to the competition and playing with his fellow club member Jack Robertson scored 80 – 17 – 63 to win by 2 shots from long time early club house leader Mike McGrenaghan Cochrane Castle who had scored 72 – 7 – 65. Mike is the father of the Professional at Elderslie Golf Club, Scott McGrenaghan.
The competition was in some doubt of starting after heavy overnight rain caused a lot of ground water on the course due to the earlier prolonged dry spell not permitting the water to soak away.
The Green Staff however did a brilliant job in ensuring that the greens were fit for play, and not only having cut them they then applied the green iron to them to ensure a smooth and fast putting surface.
Due to poor entries in previous years this is the first time the competition had been held since 2012 and the RGU executive have worked hard to ensure that the competition would once again feature in their golf calendar and would like to thank all in Renfrewshire who took the time to participate and look forward to the continuing success of the competition.
The Renfrewshire Golf Union would like to thank Kilmacolm Golf Club for the use of their facilities to host this event, and to congratulate them on the condition of the course.

Results as follows –
Division 1
Michael McGrenaghan – Cochrane Castle – 72 – 7 – 65
Gordon Cameron – Greenock – 73 – 6 – 67
Derek Nimmo – Bonnyton – 81 – 11 – 70
Henry McDaid – Ranfurly Castle – 79 – 9- 70
Division 2
David Doak – Greenock Whinhill – 80 – 17 – 63 (overall winner)
Dan McAulay – Greenock Whinhill – 83 – 15 – 68
Donald Stewart – Bonnyton – 83 – 13 – 70
Tony Pietryga – Lochwinnoch – 83 – 13 – 70

Picture shows Winner David Doak and Graham McGee – RGU President