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 😊


Update

For those of you unable to attend this years AGM I can confirm that it
was agreed to increase our membership fee to £65. It was also agreed
that any Junior member, with a handicap, will automatically become a
member ie no fee will be applicable.  It is hoped that this may
encourage any Juniors we have in Ayrshire to play in more competitions.
If you have any Juniors at your clubs or if you know of anyone then
please send us her details. The Non playing subscription remains at £5.

Our new Treasurer is Sandra Johnson who is a member at Kilbirnie Place
Golf Club.  Sandra has served on committee for the last 2 years and we
are delighted that she is taking on this role.

She will be eagerly awaiting your subscription payments which can be
sent to her at 16 Lochlibo Court, Irvine, KA11 1RE.  Alternatively you
can pay via BACS to our account - 00118938 sort code 80-09-88 Remember
to put your name in the reference section.

Our first social event of the winter will be held at Kilmarnock Barassie
Golf Club on Tuesday 5 December, Christmas Cookery Capers!  Tickets are
on sale now and are available from myself or any member of committee -

Liz Wilson - Barassie
Joanne Sharp - Barassie
June Kerr - West Kilbride
Sandra Johnson - Kilbirnie
Sheila Adams - Loudoun
Jenny Linklater - Largs
Alex Glennie - Barassie
Margaret Miller - Troon Ladies


We look forward to seeing you there!
Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) was the only Scot to qualify into the finals of the Telegraph Vitality Junior Golf Championship where only the top 7 girls in the G.B. & I. have the opportunity to play at Quinta do Lago in Portugal....the remaining two places are for the 2016 winner plus a sponsor's invite.   The 54 hole final finished today, results are as follows:-
  • Annabell Fuller (71, 74, 70) -1
  • Lily May Humphreys (74, 75, 79) +12
  • Martha Lewis (79, 80, 74) +17
  • Charlotte Heath (70. 81, 82) +17
  • Annabel Wilson (75, 79, 80) +18
  • Hannah Screen (74, 82, 78) +18
  • Jessica Hall (79, 83, 75) +21
  • Louise Duncan (77, 82, 80) +23
  • Ana Dawson (78, 82, 84) +28
Very well done Louise, hope you had an amazing trip! 😊

Honorary Membership for Connie Jaffrey

At last nights AGM the members unanimously accepted the proposal of Connie Jaffrey, Troon Ladies, for Honorary Membership of the Ayrshire Ladies County Golf Association.

New Captain, Liz Wilson, Barassie, highlighted a number of Connie's many golfing achievements over the past 9 years. From her debut in the Junior Kennedy Salver team in 2008, aged 12, to winning the Scottish Ladies Amateur Championship this year and many other highs in between!

Connie is in her final year at Kansas State University where she recently picked up her 4th individual title with an impressive 3 round total of 9 under par.

Connie was absolutely delighted to accept this honour.




Centenary Trophy

Luisa Gibson wins on a count-back!
Playing in the Centenary Trophy stableford competition at West Kilbride today, two girls made the most of the calm, sunny conditions amassing 40 points, Luisa Gibson (Ardeer) taking the trophy on the better inward half from holder Claire McLaughlin (West Kilbride).  Cristina McCracken (Troon Ladies) was 3rd on 31 points.  

4 Pre-handicap Girls played 6 holes from forward tees, Melissa Graham (Barassie) scoring 35, runner-up Katie Ronnie (Barassie) on 36, closely followed by Connie Greig (Barassie) and Tammi Grady (Caldwell).  Katie won the putting competition after a play-off involving all four girls. 

Well played girls.



Congratulations to Freya Russell who was Runner-up in the West of Scotland Girls Bronze Championship played this morning over Troon Portland.  Conditions were extremely difficult for the girls who did very well to battle the strong winds and heavy rain showers, Freya just losing out on the 17th green.   Well done Freya 😊