County Jamboree


On an annual basis County teams of eight made up of their best low handicapped players, compete in the County Jamboree. During the three day event the Renfrewshire team competes in foursomes and singles match play against the other West Division counties; Lanarkshire, Ayrshire and Dunbartonshire and Argyll. The team with the most points at the end of the divisional Jamboree wins and goes forward to the Scottish County Finals to play against the winners of the other divisional finals.

Looking Back

This competition first commenced in 1909 with the very first County Match between Argyllshire and Renfrewshire at Killermont Golf Club on March 31st, 1909. Renfrewshire won 4 - 3.

In 1987 the format changed to a Jamboree between the West Division member Counties. Renfrewshire won the Inter County West Division Matches this year and went on to win the Scottish County Finals at St. Andrews (for the eighth time) after beating East Lothian, Dumfriesshire and Aberdeenshire.

For more in-depth history of the Scottish County Finals have a look at the extensive section on this competition in the RLCGA Centenary Book 1909 - 2009.

In 2010 and 2017 Renfrewshire again won the Scottish County Finals with the winning 2017 team pictured below and further photographs of their triumphant win can be found in this album;

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Back Row – L – R Jennifer Mack Hon President, Carol Whyte, Liz Stewart, Gillian Kyle (Captain), June Lockhart (Vice Captain), Denise Cowan Front Row – Eilidh Briggs, Jennifer Rankine, Megan Briggs, Donna Jackson (Photo courtesy of Kenny Smith from Scottish Golf)

The following year in June 2018 Renfrewshire won the West Division Championship again but on this occasion were very close Runners Up to Aberdeenshire in the Scottish Team Championship at Kilmacolm in September 2018. For a full report and photographs CLICK HERE.

2023 Jamboree

This years Jamboree was hosted by Renfrewshire at Williamwood GC on 12th - 14th June 2023. Pictured below was the team members along with the Honorary President Pearl Orr.

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(l to r) Rosie Maguire, Carol Whyte, Jennifer Rankine, Vice-captain Liz Stewart, Honorary President Pear Orr, Captain Donna Jackson, Julie Wilson, Gillian Kyle  and  Emma Thomson Burns (Photo coutesy of Fiona Armour)

It was a very close competition this year between Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire with both tying  with 5 points at the end. A count back of each of the Counties games then took place with Renfrewshire narrowly beating Lanarkshire by 1/2 a game. It could not have been tighter and the Renfrewshire team progressed to the Scottish County Finals.

A photograph of the winning team, courtesy of Jean Macintyre,  with our lucky mascot Flora;

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More detail on the final day can be found in this associated news article.  With additional news coverage on Day 1 and Day 2 in our Latest News Section and action photographs on Day 1 (courtesy of Fiona Armour) via this link.

2023 Scottish County Finals

The finals took play at Hilton Park GC from 1st - 3rd September 2023 between the four qualifying Scottish counties; RLCGA, Midlothian, Dumfriesshire and the North.  The RLCGA team was the same as the previous Jamboree team (pictured below);

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It was a tough three days on a long, hilly course but the team gave it their all and finished 3rd behind the second placed North County and the winners Midlothian.

This is a photograph of the team with their third place medals;

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Both photographs courtesy of Fiona Armour

For additional information and a link to an album of photographs CLICK HERE to see the related news article.




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