West Inter Divisional County Matches 2016

Well Ladies, after three days of fantastic play, we as a team cannot thank our caddies, supporters and well wishers enough. Without you guys behind us that 12th hole would have defeated us long ago!

For those who couldn't make it, let me fill you in. On the first day Ayrshire were narrowly defeated 5-4 by Lanarkshire, with all our matches being very close, most coming down to the last few holes.

Day two had us battling it out against Dumbarton and Argyll. Again the girls played fantastic, and were just pipped at the post. The end result doesn't show how close the matches were however D&A came out on top with a 6.5-2.5 win.

Ayrshire redeemed themselves on the final day by beating Renfrewshire. After gaining out first foursomes point in the morning, the team went out all guns blazing in the afternoon to secure a 5.5-3.5 win allowing us to just sneak into third place ahead of Lanarkshire.

The final over all results were:

1st. D&A (2 wins, 1 loss. 16pts)
2nd. Renfrewshire (2 wins, 1 loss. 14.5pts)
3rd. Ayrshire (1 win, 2 losses. 12pts)
4th. Lanarkshire (1 win, 2 losses. 11pts)

Well done team for a fantastic 3 days. And a most importantly thank you Captain Liz, you had a tough first year, but never stopped believing we could get that win.

Scottish Ladies 2016

Connie carded another 69 today to finish 1 stroke behind Jess Meek who had a 6 under par round to lead the qualifiers on 137.  

Louise Duncan playing in this event for the first time, had a splendid 72 and is tied 12th for the matchplay tomorrow.  

Emma Hale was one better today with 74 and Lorna Ronnie also improved on her 1st round with a 77 today.  

Unfortunately Connie and Lorna meet in the first round of the matchplay tomorrow (10.30 a.m.) but this should be a great match to watch so why not come along and support both Ayrshire players.

After a splendid 78 today, young Rachel Foster qualified tied 8th (161) for the next flight of 16 who compete in the Clark Rosebowl. Rachel plays former Scottish Girls' Champion Lesley Atkins who was 167 after the two days.  

W.K.'s Catherine Garrett, with Nancy Chisholm on the bag, had 83 to add to her 80 and Catherine plays M. Gardner tomorrow who was 162.  

Claire McLaughlin played to her handicap today recording an 87.   Alex Glennie added another 82 but is unavailable to play in the Clark Rosebowl.


For full results please click here

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