Scottish Ladies 2016


Well ladies what a wonderful day for golf. Today was the first round of the
Scottish Ladies being held at West Kilbride Golf Club for those interested in how our girls are getting on...


Connie leading the field with a 4 under 69

Emma and Louise +2 on 75

Lorna +5 on 78

Catherine (Garrett) +7 on 80

Alex Glennie +9 on 82

Two Juniors playing for experience: Rachel Foster +10 on 83 (13 year old
Rachel played to her handicap)

 Claire McLaughlin +21 on 94 (15 year old...not her best but
there's always tomorrow)

 Hope I haven't missed anyone!!

For full results please click here

Team for the West Inter-divisional County Matches

Captain Liz is very pleased to announce her team for the Jamboree being held at Douglas Park on the 20th- 22nd of June:

Audrey Thompson     (Loudoun Gowf)
Catherine Malcolm    (St Cuthberts)
Debbie Watt               (Bellisle)
Emma Hale                (Troon)
Jenny Linklater          (Largs)
Louise Duncan           (West Kilbride)
Lorna Rennie             (Kilmarnock Barassie)
Roz Purdom               (St Nicholas)

Reserve
 Alex Glennie             Kilmarnock Barassie

Our Ayrshire team head to Douglas Park Golf Club to defend their title as West of Scotland County Champions.

This is a big event in the calendar for the County and for anyone who hasn't ever been it is a very enjoyable and competitive event.  It is held over 3 days where Ayrshire will play against Dunbartonshire & Argyll, Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire.

Support for the team is always very welcome but, more importantly, we do need some help with trolley pulling.  Anyone who can spare any time, even if it's only a half day, to come and help us out would be very welcome.  Soup and sandwiches will be provided on the day.

Please, please, please check your diaries for Monday 20th, Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd of June and if you have an opening on any of these dates then please let me know or our Caddie Mistress, Eleanor Watson - 07dart07@gmail.com

Thank you and good luck to all the ladies playing! 

INNES McQUEEN TROPHY MATCH - Ayrshire ladies team retain McQueen trophy at Loudoun

The Ayrshire Ladies County Golf Association team recorded a second successive victory over the Ayrshire Golf Association team when the annual match for the Innes McQueen Trophy was contested at Loudoun Gowf Club on Sunday 8th May.

The ALCGA team won the trophy for the first time in 2015 and kept possession of the cup for a second year with a 3 - 1 victory in this years match.


Roz Purdom and Catherine Malcolm led off for the ladies team in the opening foursome, against Stuart Robin and Craig Telfer, and secured the first point with a 2 & 1 victory.

Lorna Ronnie and Jenny Linklater were in great for in the second tie against Greg Telfer and Michael Smyth, eventually winning their tie by 6 & 5

Alison Malcolm and Claire McLaughlin played Jack Broun and Callum Irving in the first of the two under 20 year old ties, with the tie going to the final green before the girls won through by two holes to give the ladies team an unbeatable 3 - 0 lead in the match.

In the final tie on the course, Elliot Spence and Sean Addie prevented a whitewash, winning by one hole against Katy Hiill and Rachel Foster, to give a final match score of 3 - 1 in favour of the Ayrshire Ladies County Golf Association team.


Ayrshire Vice President John Rushbury, paired with Executive member John Watt, took some comfort in their 2 & 1 win in the non counting tie between county officials, against ladies captain Liz Keohone and Secretary Ann Wallace.

At the conclusion of the match, Cathie McQueen presented the Innes McQueen Trophy to the winning team captain Liz Keohone.  









Trolley Pullers Assemble!


Ladies

It's not long now till our Ayrshire team head to Douglas Park Golf Club to defend their title as West of Scotland County Champions.

This is a big event in the calendar for the County and for anyone who hasn't ever been it is a very enjoyable and competitive event.  It is held over 3 days where Ayrshire will play against Dunbartonshire & Argyll, Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire.

Support for the team is always very welcome but, more importantly, we do need some help with trolley pulling.  Anyone who can spare any time, even if it's only a half day, to come and help us out would be very welcome.  Soup and sandwiches will be provided on the day.

Please, please check your diaries for Monday 20, Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 of June and if you have an opening on any of these dates then please let me know or our Caddie Mistress, Eleanor Watson - 07dart07@gmail.com


Foursomes


What lovely weather we had for our foursomes today, the Club were most apologetic for the delays with the catering, I think they were a bit busier than anticipated!  I certainly enjoyed my lunch and I think, for a small club, they looked after us well and it was good to be able to give them some business.

To the results -

1st Handicap Sheila Adams and Aileen Anderson, Loudoun, 82-11=71 bih
2nd Handicap Alex Glennie and Anne Edgar, Barassie, 81-10=71
3rd Handicap Liz Wilson and Linda McDonald, Barassie, 83-9.5=73.5

1st Scratch Catherine Malcolm, St Cuthbert and Debbie Watt, Belleisle, 80 bih
2nd Scratch Audrey Thompson and Liz Keohone, Loudoun, 80

The following ladies are available and have qualified for the Inter County 4's at Hamilton Golf Club on Monday 6 June -

Scratch
Catherine and Debbie
Audrey and Liz

Handicap
Alex and Anne
Liz and Linda
Helen McGibbon and Fiona Brawley, Barassie, 83-9=74
Rona Lockie, Troon Ladies, and Liz Leggate, Barassie, 100-24=76


The following are available and have qualified for the Commonwealth Spoons at Eyemouth Golf Club on Wednesday 7 September -

Alex Glennie and Anne Edgar
Liz Wilson and Linda McDonald
Helen McGibbon and Fiona Brawley

A very good day at the County for Barassie Ladies as all 3 of the couples are from there

Well done ladies and I hope you enjoyed your day

Sarah wins Spring Salver


5 girls battled the windy conditions at Ardeer today in Ayrshire Girls' Spring Salver competition.   Sarah Ramsay (West Kilbride) had an excellent round of 84, nett 71 which matched the standard scratch and wins the trophy.  Close on her heels was local girl Luisa Gibson with a nett 73 followed by Cristina McCracken (Troon Ladies) on 75.   Well done girls!


Katie Ronnie (Barassie) and Susie Walsh (Troon Ladies) played 9 holes from forward tees in the Pre-handicap competition.   Both girls played very nicely and have a very good 'feel' for the chipping shots and putting.   Keep it up girls, you were a joy to be with!   
Girls with June

Katie and Susie

Katie, Kath and Susie

Katie

Katy and Sarah

Luisa, Cristina, Sarah, Katy and Rebecca

Putting Competition

Rebecca, Luisa and Cristina

Sarah just missing a birdie on the 1st 

Susie and Katy

Susie

Hazel tied 21 in Helen Holm


16 year old Hazel MacGarvie (Troon Ladies) finished a very commendable T21st in the prestigious Helen Holm  tournament this weekend.   After a slightly disappointing 78 over Portland on Friday, Hazel improved on that on Saturday with a 75 that included an albatross!!   On the par 5 12th hole, Hazel holed her 2nd shot........a 5 iron from 210 yards! .......a mighty blow despite being downwind.   Of the 5 birdies Hazel recorded in the competition, four of them came today over Royal Troon, at the 4th, 6th, 12th and 16th giving her a splendid round of 76 today, overall total 229.   Olivia Winning was the tournament winner on 217.