Wednesday, October 21, 2015


Greenlees Divisional Winners
L to R Haggs Castle  - Carol Smith (Div 3) Kilmarnock Barassie - Debbie Peberdy (Greenlees Trophy Winners) and Cathcart Castle Jane Alexander (Division 2 Winners)
Over 60 ladies representing the 28 Golf Clubs in the  West of Scotland Greenlees teams attended the  2015 Greenlees Trophy presentation and lunch at Cathcart Castle Golf Club yesterday.
Cathcart Castle Lady Captain Pat Lavelle and Greenlees Secretary Anne Dunn presided over the event at which everyone thoroughly enjoyed.
Longest serving member of the Greenlees matches Aileen Wilson (Haggs Castle) was at the top table. She has played in the Greenlees matches since 1959 !!
Past Greenlees Secretary Wileen McCallum, Results coordinator on the Web Carol Fell and Cathcart Castle's Greenlees Secretary Sheila Orr also were present.
After an excellent lunch and lots of chat Captain Pat Lavelle presented the trophies to the divisional winners and also to the winners and runners up of the 75th Anniversary tri - am Trophy that took place last month.
Floral displays were given by Cathcart Castle to a lucky winner at each table and also Cathcart Castle's  Sheila Orr and to Anne Dunn.

Tri Am Winners

Kilmarnock Barassie

Cathcart Castle

Haggs Castle

Captain Pat presents Anne with a floral display
To see some more photos --- CLICK HERE
To see  video of the presentations CLICK HERE

Speech given by Greenlees Secretary Anne Dunn

Lady Captain, Pat, Guests, Ladies what a wonderful year we have had in this Celebration Year. I personally find it hard to believe that 85 years ago somebody had the vision to think of starting, what has now become known as the Greenlees League and that it has been played for 75 years.
It is still achieving its aim which is to prepare Ladies for playing for their country.

Before we go on to presenting the trophies to the League winners I would like to reiterate my sincere thanks to Cathcart Castle for running  such a successful Celebration Triam. Everybody who played in it seemed to enjoy themselves and even those who were assisting had a wonderful day. Special thanks has to go to Jean Smith and her husband who produced the leaflet about Ysobel Greenlees, and was given to every club. What a triumph of organisation for the entire day.

I would like to ask Cathcart Castle Lady Captain Pat Lavelle to present the prizes to those who one won on the day:
First were Gill Hendry, Douglas Park, Sharon Edgar, Lenzie and Linda McDougall, Greenock with 59 (B-I-H)
Second were Aileen Donaldson, West Kilbride, Margaret Gray, Old Ranfurly and Alice Brown Bothwell Castle
Third were Jill Foggo, Milngavie, Eleanor Inglis Largs and Linda Hay Eastwood with 61 (B-I-H)

On to the Presentation of Trophies. We have a new name going on the Division 1 trophy – Kilmarnock Barassie. This is the first time they have won this division and I am sure they will do their very best to retain it.
We also have a new name going on to the Division 2 trophy – Cathcart Castle. What a wonderful achievement after just coming up to Division 2 last year,
Division 3 was won by Haggs Castle who are no strangers to winning Greenlees Trophies.- CLICK HERE FOR FULL RESULTS
Unfortunately the Runners Up Trophy was missing from the presentations to which Milngavie should have been presented with.

Thank you Pat for graciously presenting all the prizes.
In conclusion I would like to thank Cathcart Castle Ladies for their wonderful hospitality both at the Triam and today. What a busy year they have had while still managing to play great golf. Thanks also to the kitchen staff and to the greens staff for their part in making these two days memorable.

May I wish you all a safe journey home, a great golfing season next year and look foward to seeing some of you at the Fixture Meeting which will be held here on Tuesday, 17th November

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