Scottish Champions

The Ayrshire Ladies team of -

Louise Ducan (West Kilbride)                         Rachel Foster (St Nicholas)
Luisa Gibson (Irvine)                                      Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies)
Jenny Linklater (Largs)                                   Pauline Patrick (Irvine)
Roz Purdom (St Nicholas)                              Audrey Thompson (Loudoun)

arrived at Peebles golf club last week to represent the West of Scotland in the Scottish County Finals.

Playing East Champions Fife on the first day they took a lead of 2-1 into the afternoon singles which they won by an impressive 5-1 to give their first win of the competition by a total of 7-2.

Day 2 and the opponents were the much fancied Champions from the North, Perth and Kinross.  Again a 2-1 lead in the morning gave the team an advantage going into the afternoon where they won the singles 4-2.  An excellent result on the day of 6-3 and confidence was high heading into the final day.

In recent years Ayrshire had reached the final stages of the competition being 3rd back in 2015 at Stranraer and runners up in 2011 at Dumfries and County but everyone was aware that it had been a long 49 years since we had been Champions of Scotland and the prospect of a long awaited win was looking likely.

Day 3 opponents were the 2016 Champions Dumfriesshire and the team did not disappoint taking a clean sweep of the morning foursomes which meant only a further point was needed for Ayrshire to be out of reach of the other teams.  Not only did we get that one point but went on to win the singles by 4-2 for a winning score of 7-2 and be unbeaten over the weekend and worthy champions.

Ayrshire had a very strong team, led by our Champion Louise Duncan and, along with some very experienced players, we also welcomed new recruits Pauline Patrick and Luisa Gibson and all 8 members of the team made their contribution to the overall result.

The Captain and the team would like to thank all the members and friends of ALCGA who offered their support over the weekend. We were fortunate to have some great caddies which helped in the tricky weather conditions and it was nice to see a lot of Ayrshire support around the course. We also received many good wishes before, during and after the event which was very much appreciated.

Attached are some pictures of the winning team plus one of the 1970 winning team of Ann Turner, Jean Campbell, Sheila Hamilton, Isabel Crawford, Cathy McLelland, Betty Singleton, Pat Cairns Smith and Margaret Sharp.

Scottish County finals

Dear county member,

Thank you in advance to those of you who have volunteered to TrolleyPull next weekend, at the inter county championship Finals, at Peebles Golf Club.

For the new members, or for those of you who are not quite sure what’s happening, next week.

In June Ayrshire LCGA, won the west of Scotland inter county championship at Prestwick GC. We now go on to represent the west against Fife,Perth & Kinross Dumfrieshire.

This will be an exciting weekend for Team Ayrshire, they will be up against the cream of ladies amateurs golfers from all over Scotland.

We are still 4 Trolley pullers short for Friday and Sunday. If you can spare a morning or afternoon to help out we would really appreciate it, please get in touch :)

If you only have a couple of hours spare the Team would love to see some Ayrshire support on the course, sporting Yellow and Green of course.

Yours sincerely
Liz Wilson
ALCGA Captain

The Byrne Howard

Freya won the girls scratch with a 1 under par 74 over the Portland course at Royal Troon’s junior open The Byrne Howard in tough windy conditions. 
Luisa Gibson was 2nd Nett with a 73
Louise Milligan 1st Nett with a 72 

Along the road at West Kilbride Claire McLaughlin won the ladies club championship 

West of Scotland Inter County Champions

We did it! After only winning one of our foursome matches in the morning the Ayrshire Ladies fought back taking 5 out of the 6 points on offer in the afternoon singles to win the final day 6 points to 3.

Final Scores:
Ayrshire (6points)
Lanarkshire (4points)
Renfrewshire (1 point count back)
D&A (1 point)

County Finals will be held at Peebles Golf Club on the 30th of August till the 1st of September, so get it in your diaries we need caddies and supporters to get us over the line!!

Congratulations to everyone that played this week it was a tough test of golf, not only was the course relentless, the constant weather changes were forever keeping us on our toes.

Also thank you to everyone we came out to watch, your support out there is greatly appreciated (I'll admit the new uniforms does make Ayrshire supporters easy to spot)

West of Scotland Inter County Matches Day 2

Well another successful day on the links for our Ayrshire team winning the day with 6 games to 3.
Bring on the final day where we take on Lanarkshire.
Thank you very much to everyone who has been down to watch and we would love to see as many green and yellows out there tomorrow as we can.

Good luck girls!

West of Scotland Inter County Matches Day 2

Apologies for not having a post up this morning. Well done to the ladies this morning they go into the afternoon singles with 2 wins in this morning