Thanks to all who attended our AGM and congratulations to all the prize winners. Apologies for how late this post is, have had many technical difficulties along the way. Serves me right for trying to be clever!

Dates for your 2017 diaries -

Glasgow (Gailes) Golf Club, April 10-12

Seafield, May 9

June Quaich
Loudoun, June 5

Summer Meeting
East Renfrewshire, July 10

Coronation Medals
Largs, August 8

September Quaich
Irvine, September 11 tbc

Other important dates -

Ayrshire are hosting the West of Scotland Championship next year, this is open to Ladies with a handicap of 15 or less and it will be at Kilmarnock Barassie on Sunday May 7

Next years Inter County Matches are being held at Hamilton Golf Club on June 12 - 14, supporters and caddies will be very welcome!!!

Subscriptions for next year remain the same - Full £60, Under 21's £25, Under 18's £15, Associate £5

Payment should be made to our Treasurer Mrs Katie Hodge by December 31 by BACS transfer to a/c 00118938 sort code 80-09-88 or by post to 14 Edmiston Avenue, Prestwick, KA9 1RU

Finally, Ayrshire are very short of course raters, having been to a meeting about this it is a very interesting area of the game.  If anybody is at all interested in becoming involved and would like some more information then please let me know.

Daily Mail Foursomes

Congratulations to ALCGA member Catherine Garrett (West Kilbride) and her partner Helen Cattanach on their recent achievement in the Daily Mail Foursomes.

They reached the semi-finals of the event before losing to Janice Bridgeman and Fiona Lawless from Grangemouth.  A great run in the event and well done for getting as far as the semi-finals.

Pictured below are Catherine and Helen with their prizes

McCall Salver Final

Sandra Shackleton (Irvine GC) and Margaret Morrison (Troon Ladies) contested the final of the McCall Salver today at Loudoun Gowf Club.  The weather behaved, it was very pleasant out and stayed dry.

The final was a very friendly match and produced a close front 9 with Margaret edging ahead by one hole as they made the turn.

Margaret then moved to 3 up after winning the 11th and 12th.  Sandra staged a comeback by then winning 13 and 14 but a 3 putt on 15 gave Margaret a 2 hole advantage with 3 holes to play.

Sandra won 16 and it looked like that match may go all the way down 18 but Margaret won the 17th to win the match overall by 2&1

Many thanks to Loudoun Gowf Club for the courtesy of the course and to Captain, Liz Keohone for refereeing the match.

Pictured after the match (L to R) Margaret Morrison (Troon Ladies) Captain Liz Keohone and Sandra Shackleton (Irvine Golf Club)

West Kilbride September Medal

Forty four competitors at West Kilbride, turned out to be quite good weather but the course was playing tough!

CSS for today was 76 and it was Reduction Only.

1st Silver June Kerr, West Kilbride, 89-12=77 bih
2nd Silver Linda McDonald, Barassie, 88-11=77 bih

1st Bronze Josie McLean, West Kilbride, 110-26=84
2nd Bronze Elaine Nellany, West Kilbride, 110-24=86

I guess local knowledge came in handy!

Two's sweep
Linda McDonald, Barassie

Well done to all who played.

Ayrshire Girls' St. Nicholas Trophy

9 girls competed for the St. Nicholas Trophy yesterday at Barassie Links.   Playing conditions were exceptionally difficult with cross wind speeds of 40+.   However, this did not deter Alison Malcolm (Prestwick St. Cuthbert) who had an excellent round of golf.  Her nett 78 (SSS 76) won by 6 shots over West Kilbride's Claire McLaughlin.

Silver:   1st    Alison Malcolm        92 (14) 78
              2nd  Claire McLaughlin    95 (11) 84

Bronze:  1st    Zara Mason (Kirkudbright)      117 (30)  87
                2nd  Rebecca Hale (Troon Ladies)   120 (31) 89

Alison's scratch 92 won the prize in the qualifier for the Telegraph Junior Golf competition, and as scratch winner on the day will go forward to Scottish Golf's Junior Champion of Champions at the Dukes on 22nd October.

Pre-handicap girls Katie Ronnie (Barassie) and Kirsty Shaw (Dalmilling) played 9 holes, Katie finishing just ahead of Kirsty.

St Nicholas Trophy prize winners 2016

Junior girls County friendly

Pictured above are the girls who took part in a Friendly Match between Dumbartonshire & Argyll and Ayrshire.   Played at Milngavie on a beautiful sunny afternoon, the girls all enjoyed their games and the opportunity to meet new friends.   Julia Thomson (D & A) beat Rebecca Hale (Ayrshire) 5/4, Freya Russell (Ayrshire) beat Sophie Murphy (D & A) 4/3, Zara Mason (Ayrshire) halved with Cristina McCracken (Ayrshire on loan to D & A!) so a very friendly halved match.   Thanks go to Milngavie for their hospitality.

Scottish Junior Tour

Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) had rounds of 68 and 78 to finish 1st in the Scottish Junior Tour event for Under 16's played at Glencorse over the weekend.   In the Under 14's event over the same course, Turnberry's Rachel Foster had two rounds of 74 to finish 3rd.   Well played girls!