THE past few weeks have been busy ones for the ladies of Cardross Golf Club.

In the junior girls section, Jillian Farrell, daughter of club professional Robert Farrell, represented Scotland in the European Young Masters International Tournament at the Imperial Domain Golf Club in Switzerland.

Jillian competed alongside three other under-16 girls. She is also part of the Scottish under-18 girls team playing in the Home Internationals at Lanark Golf Club this week.

While Jillian’s career is just beginning, the club’s longest serving employee, Maggie Depledge, has retured after 30 years of service behind the bar at Cardross. Maggie was the one constant throughout years of ups and downs, and members and guests were always assured of a friendly welcome from Maggie, who made the time to chat to everyone.

The clubhouse was packed with members past and present last Thursday as Maggie was presented with an engraved glass vase and bouquet by club captain Stuart Paul, while club vice president Archie Carmichael gave a fitting tribute.

On the following day, lady captain Vicky Hendren, gave Maggie a selection of wines as a thank-you from the Ladies Section. This coincided with the Cardross Ladies Open Day, an appropriate occasion for Maggie’s last day.

One hundred and thirty five ladies took part in this Tri-am event, the later teams having to contend with wind and heavy rain. In spite of the inclement conditions, the winners of the scratch prize, the Hargan Trophy, with a score of 77, Lorraine Campbell (Cardross), Laura McGeachy (Haggs Castle) and Wilma Scott (Vale of Leven), were the last team on the course.

The Harper Trophy for the best net score of 64 was won by Carole Hill (Dumbarton), Susan McKenzie (Balfron) and Susan Ritchie (Dougalston). The Dumbarton team of Liz McLean, Rona Agnew and Gail McClymont were second with a score of 66.

The excellent sum of £577 was raised from the raffle for the lady captain’s chosen charity, Alzheimer Scotland.

The photos show Jillian Farrell, Maggie Depledge and Archie Carmichael, Maggie and Lady Captain Vicky Hendren and the winners at the Tri-am along with Noreen Harper and Patricia Hargan who presented the trophies.