Winter Foursomes Final

L to R Captain Liz Wilson with the finalists - Aileen Anderson, Sheila Adams, Helen Craig and Irene Papworth

Due to temporary greens in play at Prestwick St Nicholas, the final of the Winter Foursomes was moved to Kilmarnock Barassie today.  It was a dry but extremely cold day with everyone well wrapped up against the elements!

Guess who?

We even had some flurries of snow!

Secretary Ann, happy to rake the bunker to generate some heat!

Delighted to see our Honorary President, Nancy Chisholm, brave the elements to come and support the finalists.

To the match itself, Helen and Irene got off to a flying start with a great putt to win the first hole.  However, the Loudoun pair of Sheila and Aileen hit some great form, including a birdie at the Railway hole, to end the front nine 4 up!

They stretched their lead to 5 after the 11th but a fantastic fight back from Helen and Irene, winning 5 of the next 6 holes took them to the 18th all square.

Extra holes looked on the cards but a 2 putt from long range was good enough for Sheila and Aileen to win by one hole.

Well done ladies, a great match in difficult conditions.  Congratulations Sheila and Aileen.

Winter Foursomes

West Kilbride was the venue again for the second semi final of this years Winter Foursomes.  A pretty decent day considering the recent spell of winter weather! 
A very close game with home player Helen Craig, partnered by Skelmorlie member Irene Papworth, winning at the 17th hole against Ann Wallace and Moyra Withycombe from Prestwick St Nicholas.

L to R Ann, Moyra, Helen and Irene

Today's winners will now play Sheila Adams and Aileen Anderson, Loudoun Gowf Club, in the final.  Date and venue tbc

Winter Foursomes

The first of the Winter Foursomes semi-finals took place today at a very cold, but dry, West Kilbride.  The winners were Sheila Adams and Aileen Anderson (Loudoun) well done girls.

L to R Margaret Gillies, Elaine Nellany, Aileen Anderson, Sheila Adams

Post from your Captain

Happy new year to all lady golfers of Ayrshire
I hope you are all well, and enjoyed the festive season.
After a turbulent start to my 1st year as ALCGA captain, things have quickly settled down and the committee and myself are committed to driving Ayrshire onward and upward,
Thanks to all Ayrshire lady members and friends who joined us at Barassie, for our cookery demonstration night.
Which everyone enjoyed, and proves there’s more to life than golf.
Watch this space for our next social event, hopefully March time.
These events and golf competitions don’t run by themselves, and I really do appreciate all committee members, who strive to make Ayrshire enjoyable for everyone
We have made a concerted effort to recruit new members, please see your notice boards, where county reps post news on memberships, winter ties & social events.
We have 5 new members, whom I’m sure you’ll all welcome to ALCGA
A subtle reminder that subscriptions are now due, and should be made before the end of January, by either cheque or bank transfer. Don’t forget for voucher winners that if Santa was good to you and you don’t need any golf equipment, vouchers can be used as payment.
I wish you all the best for the forthcoming season, and look forward to playing our great courses in Ayrshire
Always yours
Liz Wilson

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New year to all our ALCGA members. Look forward to seeing you all in the new year! 

Christmas Capers

Thank you very much to all those who attended the Christmas Capers event at Kilmarnock Barassie last week, I'm sure you will all agree that the food was fantastic and a brilliant night was had by all. We raised an excellent £400 to go towards future county events. So once again thank you very much for your support.

Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and look forward to seeing you all in the new year!

Ayrshire Committee 😀

Ayrshire v Renfrewshire Girls' Friendly Match

The girls were treated to a beautiful, 'though cold, day at Pollok for the return match against Renfrewshire.  Of the three matches on the course, Ayrshire won two and lost one.   In the top game, a singles, Claire McLaughlin was 3 down but turned it around to win by 2 holes.  The remaining games were greensomes where Katy Hill and Freya Russell found it tough giving 22 strokes to their opponents who played lovely golf, while Luisa Gibson and Cristina McCracken played steadily to win their game.  All the girls enjoyed the opportunity of playing a lovely golf course and appreciated the warm welcome from Renfrewshire and Pollok 😊