Ayrshire Girls shine in Winter Series Final

Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) finished top of the leaderboard in Scottish Golf's Winter Series Final at the weekend.   Played over the Strathtyrum course at St. Andrew's, Louise's 65 was 3 under the CSS of 68.   Rachel Foster (Turnberry) tied 3rd on 72 from a field of 16.   Well done girls, all your hard work is paying off!

Winter Foursomes Final

The Ladies managed to dodge the showers this weekend to play the final of the Winter Foursomes.  The match was played over Troon Portland between Sheila McDougall and Margaret White (Prestwick St Nicholas) and Liz Keohone and Audrey Thompson (Loudoun Gowf Club)

The St Nicholas girls got off to a good start and were soon 2 up.  Quite a few holes changed hands but Sheila and Margaret held off the Loudoun challenge to win on the 17th.  Well done girls.

Captains message

Dear Member

May I take this opportunity as your Captain for 2017 to wish you all the very best for the year ahead.

Although last years weather was not the best, it was again kind to Ayrshire ladies on most of our competition days, and I hope this year we find ourselves back to golfing in tee shirts, with less wind and rain.

Hopefully most of you who can, have paid your fees on line, but we still take cheques and of course any new friends you have that would like to join would be very welcome.

The website is ready for your competition entries with our first exciting competition being the Championship at Glasgow Gailes on Monday 10th – Wednesday12th April.


The West of Scotland Championship this year is on home turf, being held at Kilmarnock Barassie on Sunday 7th May.  Maximum handicap is 15, watch out for information on the website on how to enter.

The Jamboree this year is at Hamilton Golf Club 12-14 June where we hope to see plenty of green support. Eleanor will be delighted to take your name anytime for caddying, but support of any kind would be Very Very much appreciated.

The Kennedy Salver will be held this year at Clober Golf club on the 19th June, so please come and support the future of Ayrshire.

Please contact me at any time, especially with good golfing news.

The ALCGA website will help to keep you informed of all our competitions and news.

I wish you the very best for the year ahead whether it's Club, County, West or National level.

Liz Keohone


Scottish Open Walking Scorers Required! (Dundonald, 12-16th July)

Ng Scorers 

AAM (Aberdeen Asset Management) Scottish Open 2017 (12-16 July)

I am currently recruiting volunteers to act as  WALKING SCORERS  for the above European Tour tournament which will take place over the Dundonald Links from
12-16 July 2017.

The Walking Scorer’s role is to provide the scores for the tournament scoring system and is the first vital link in the flow of information to the Scoreboards upon which the players, spectators, the media and TV depend.  During the tournament, each game will be allocated a walking scorer who inputs the players’ scores onto a Score Card and then into a hand-held computer (PDA).  In case you have never scored before, I must emphasise these are very user-friendly.  A Score Board Carrier will also be allocated to each game and should walk with you for the duration of the round.

Please note that all walking scorers will be allocated at least 3 games (one of which could be the Pro-Am event on the Wednesday).

If you would rather volunteer for one of the other scoring roles e.g. leaderboards or board carrying or even the marshalling role, you can still contact me and I will pass your details on to the appropriate person in charge.

Each volunteer should have a fairly good knowledge of golf scoring and the rules, although referees are on course to keep us right.  You will be provided with uniform and tournament tickets (details tbc) and must be at least 18 years of age.

Anyone interested in joining the Walking Scorers’ team please contact me to find out more about volunteering or note your interest to be involved.  It’s good fun and you also get a chance to be inside the ropes to watch some of the worlds’ best players!

Claire Harper
Walking Scorer Manager

Contact details:  e-mail - harper55golf@gmail.com  or  mobile 07399 467682

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! 

Wishing everyone happy, healthy and golf filled 2017. 

See you all in the new year. 

ALCGA Committee 


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