Barassie pairing retain winter foursomes title

L to R - Liz Fitzpatrick, Minnie Hamilton, Gillian Pollock and Irene Papworth

A dry but blustery day for the delayed final of this years Winter Foursomes.

It was a close match for most of the front 9 then Liz and Minnie built up a lead after some very tidy play around the greens. 

There was a comeback from Gillian and Irene winning the 13th and 14th but the Barassie girls then won 15 and the match.

Congratulations girls and thanks to Jocelyn Faris (Secretary) for photographs and report.

Winter Foursomes Final

For obvious reasons we had to postpone the final of our Winter Foursomes which was due to be played in March! This is now being played tomorrow at West Kilbride Golf Club, tee off 1350. The final will be contested between the holders Marion Hamilton and Liz Fitzpatrick (Barassie) and Irene Papworth and Gillian Pollock (Skelmorlie) Conditions should certainly be different than expected for a winter tie, lets hope that the sun shines and the golf is good. The best of luck to all involved, spectators/supporters are very welcome.

Margaret MacGregor

In an update to the earlier post about the sad death of Margaret MacGregor (Barassie) I have been notified that her funeral will be on Thursday 2 July.

Obviously, under the current circumstances, many people who would have attended will be unable to do so.  The cortege will be leaving Margaret's home at 1.10pm and will slow down on the stretch of beach on the A78 between Ardrossan and and Seamill.

The family have suggested that those who wish to pay their respects should stand on the path between the 2 car parks on that stretch as the cortege passes.

Alternatively, you would be welcome to stand outside the Clyde Coast and Garnock Valley Crematorium where the service will be held at 2pm.


Congratulations to Freya Russell (Royal Troon) on receiving the South Ayrshire Council Active Schools award for Sports Performer of the Year.


Congratulations to our President Sheila Adam's who aced her 5th (yes FIFTH) hole in one today.

Her latest success was on the 17th hole at Loudoun today while out for a game with hubby Tom.

Margaret MacGregor

It is with sadness that I have to advise of the death of former County member Margaret MacGregor (Barassie)

Margaret was a very enthusiastic member of the County who willingly helped June Kerr at many of our Junior events over the years.  She also took on the role of Webmaster for a time which was greatly appreciated by all. She was only too happy to help and enjoyed keeping the members up to date with all her posts.

Margaret only gave up her membership a few years ago when she was diagnosed with Cancer.  She bravely fought her illness and had a remarkable outlook on life, not allowing it to get her down.  During that time she also completed her year as Lady Captain at Barassie, no mean feat.

Aside from her golf, Margaret had many talents; a gifted squash player, an artist and she played tennis at a very high level which led to being selected to play in the Scottish Veterans team. With any spare time that she did have she enjoyed cycling and pottering in her garden.

Fiona Collier, a great friend of Margaret's, sent me this lovely picture taken a few years ago in Spain enjoying one of the many wonderful games of golf they had both abroad and at home.

Sadly Margaret's health deteriorated recently and she lost her battle on Saturday morning where she was surrounded by her 3 lovely daughters.

She will be remembered for her tremendous spirit and courage and will be very sadly missed by her family and all of her many friends.

I'm sure you will all have her family in your thoughts at this sad and difficult time.


Hopefully you will all have seen the email regarding the cancellation of our June fixture at Routenburn.  Unfortunate but to be expected at this time.

Your committee have been keeping in contact with our What's App group plus we had our first Zoom committee meeting, think this could be the new norm for meetings now!

The main topic is obviously fixtures and the decision was made not to wipe out the whole season in the hope that we may manage to get a competition played this year.  This is something that we can't predict at the moment but at least it looks like our courses will be opening soon for us to get some social golf.

Regarding the 4 West of Scotland Inter County fixtures, the West of Scotland secretary hosted a Zoom meeting with the 4 Captains and Vice Captains and it has been decided that this years rota of events will roll over into next year.  This means that Ayrshire will host the Kennedy Salver (junior inter county matches) in 2021 which was originally meant to be played next Monday 1 June at Irvine Golf Club. Hopefully we can use the same venue next year with a new date tbc  The main senior event (Jamboree) will be hosted by D&A at Cardross with the date tbc