Congratulations Claire!

Claire has just signed with Lindsey Wilson University Kentucky. ( through United Sports USA Golf) Great achievement for one of our Ayrshire County Girls. Claire is a member at Kilwinning and West Kilbride.

Captain's Letter 2019

January 2019

A Happy New Year to all members of Ayrshire Ladies County Golf Association.

I can’t believe we’re almost into the third week of the New Year, and I have already discarded all the New Years resolution I made!

We would like to thank all our members for their support and encouraging ladies into golf and, as a result of recruitment posters, we have 15 new members which is fantastic. I would like to extend a very warm welcome to all of them.

2019 is a big year for ladies golf in Ayrshire, we are hosting The West of Scotland inter county golf championship at Prestwick Golf Club on June 17-19 where the ALCGA team will be looking for your support - we are always looking for trolley pullers, ball spotters and spectators.

We are also celebrating 110 years of ALCGA which is a fantastic achievement, thanks to all our members over the years for their continued support.

The date for the rearranged gin tasting night is Tuesday 19th February; there will be Mocktails for those of you who are driving along with cocktails for those not so keen on Gin. The original tickets can still be used. Please contact any of the committee if additional tickets are now required.

A quick reminder that subscriptions are now due and can be paid by cheque, bank transfer or competition vouchers. Please encourage your friends to come and join us this year, we have some fantastic courses on the fixture, as well as having good fun at our social nights.

Thanks again for all your support and hope to see you on the Ayrshire fairways.

Always yours
Liz Wilson


Upcoming junior events

Well for most of us our season is over, now to dig out the winter woollies for those brave enough to venture out onto the course (or be dragged out if your like me)

The young guns however still have tournaments to attend luckily for them they are off to warmer climates.

Louise Duncan has qualified to play in the Telegraph Vitality Junior Golf Final on the 19th-24th of November being held at the PGA Catalunya Resort in Barcelona.

Rachel Foster is off to Dubai after qualifying for the Faldo Series Grand Final on the 26th-28th of November being played at the Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting & Golf Club.

Good luck girls! 🍀⛳💛💚

Inaugural Girls Classic - Kingsbarns 3rd November

Freya Russell (Royal Troon) and Cristina McCracken (Troon Ladies) took part in the Inaugural Girls Classic held at Kingsbarns on the 3rd of November. With the wind ever present on a very chilly day on the east coast the girls finished 8th for Ayrshire with 39 points. Well done girls!

Prizegiving 2018

Thank you to all those who came along to Irvine Golf Club on Tuesday for the prizegiving.

The Prize Winners

Joanne Sharp, Audrey Thompson, Sandra Shackleton,  Samantha McKay, Liz Wilson, Cristina McCracken, Sandra Johnson, Aileen Anderson and Sheila Adams 

Aileen Anderson & Sheila Adams 

Cristina McCracken and Samantha McKay

Centenary Trophy

Ayrshire Girls' final competition of the season was played over Barassie Links on Saturday.   This was a first time of playing the course for most of the girls and it couldn't have happened on a better day with blue skies and sunshine all afternoon.  The winner of the stableford competition was Cristina McCracken (Troon Ladies) playing off 28 who finished on 35 points.  Runner-up was Barassie girl Katie Ronnie(30) who had 31 points.   Sarah Ramsay(West Kilbride) was the top silver player on 29 points.

The Pre-handicap girls played the 9 hole Hillhouse course with forward tees at a few of the more difficult holes.   It was a very close contest all the way for these girls, and I'm sure it won't be too long until they get their handicaps.   Results:-
1st   Tammi Grady (Ardeer)             59
2nd  Connie Greig (Barassie)          60
3rd   Melissa Graham (Barassie)    62
The putting competition was won by Melissa.

Very well done to all the girls who played today.   Cristina is pictured with the Centenary Trophy along with the runner-up trophy for the West Girls' Bronze Championship.