European teams announced

Ayrshire Ladies team player Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) has been selected along with ex county member Hazel Mcgarvie (Troon Ladies) for the Girls European team event at St Laurence, Finland from 11 – 15 July.

Past champion Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) has been selected for the European Ladies Team Championship at Montado, Portugal from 11 – 15 July.

Please click here  for a full rundown of the team

Good luck ladies!

Ayrshire Girls' Runner-Up in Kennedy Salver

Our Ayrshire Girls' Team came so close to taking the trophy yesterday at Clober losing to Lanarkshire by only half a point.   In the morning foursomes Samantha McKay and Cristina McCracken put a point on the board for us, D & A had one point, while Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire shared the lead with two points each.

In the top singles, Rachel Foster giving 9 strokes found herself 3 down but managed to fight back on the inward 9 to finish with a halved match.   Sarah Ramsay had a faltering start to be 4 down early on but she too rallied and won by 2 & 1.   Number three for Ayrshire was 11 year old Freya Russell who was playing a very experienced Lanarkshire player 6 years her senior.   Her opponent's tee shot to 6 feet at the 15th, a blind par 3, was just too good to allow the match to continue any further.   Samantha won again in the afternoon, while Cristina 1 down with two to play hit beautifully down the last two holes and putted to perfection to win both holes and gain another point for the team.   Lanarkshire finished on 6 points, Ayrshire 5.5, D & A 3.5 and Renfrewshire 3.

The course was in super condition and looked beautiful, the weather was tremendous, but the thing that shone out was the friendliness and happy faces of all the girls across the four counties and the spirit in which the games were played.Congratulations to Lanarkshire, worthy winners of the Kennedy Salver despite being a player short this year.   To my Ayrshire team.........you were magnificent!     .........Kath and I had a fabulous day 😊 

June x

Kennedy Salver Team

The Kennedy Salver team for the West Division Junior Inter-County Matches to be played at Clober on Monday (19th of June) is:-

Rachel Foster (Turnberry)

Zara Mason (Kirkcudbright)

Cristina McCracken (Troon Ladies)

Samantha McKay (Loudoun)

Freya Russell (Troon Ladies)

Sarah Ramsay (West Kilbride)  -  Team Captain

For anyone wishing to come and support the girls they'd be most welcome.   Foursomes start at 9 o'clock, singles from 1.15 p.m.  

Good luck girls!

British Amature Championship

Our Connie was back at it again this week. Following her success at the Scottish Amature in Aberdeen, Connie shot a first round score of 75 (+4) and a second round of 71 (par) to qualify T22 at the British Amature Championship at Pyle and Kenfig Golf Club, South Wales.
Unfortunately in the first round of match play Connie's opponent (E Osborn from Sweden) birdied 17 and 18 to win the match by 1 hole.

Well done champ, we are all very proud!

Volunteer research staff for AAM Scottish Open

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To accomplish this, we are recruiting volunteers to help gather data at the following tournaments:
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  • The British Masters supported by Sky Sports:     September 27 – October 1
The role will enable you to get inside-the-ropes and close to the action. In addition, you will receive a £15 contribution to travel expenses per day, daily food and beverage vouchers and branded event apparel. As a special bonus, you will receive a ticket for the week at one of the four tournaments above. You can choose either a 2017 or 2018 event.
In order to participate, a volunteer must:
  • commit to read and understand the pre-tournament brief;
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If you are interested in participating, please email RSMStudy@europeantour.com with your preferred event to register.
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Inter-county Matches Day 3

Renfrewshire booked a place in the Scottish women's county finals at Glenbervie from September 15 to 17 by winning the West Division inter-county team championship at Hamilton Golf Club today.
They did it by winning all three matches, completing their programme with a 5.5-3.5 victory over Dunbartonshire and Argyll.
Lanarkshire finished second by beating Ayrshire 5.5-3.5
Final results:
1st RENFREWSHIRE (6 points)
2nd LANARKSHIRE (4 points)
3rd AYRSHIRE (2 points)
4th D&A (0 points)


The team played well all week, with close matches everyday, unfortunately it wasn't our year.
We would like to thank everyone who came and supported the team, caddies and spectators alike. We really appreciate everyone making the trip up to Hamilton.
Day 3 Ayrshire versus Lanarkshire Results:
Lanarkshire 5.5, Ayrshire 3.5
FOURSOMES (1.5-1.5)
Fiona Norris and Katie Scott bt Catherine Malcolm and Emma Hale 4 and 3.
Alyson Hendry and Lesley Lloyd halved with Jennifer Linklater and Liz Wilson
Susan Wood and Eva O'Connor lost to Audrey Thompson and Louise Duncan 2 and 1.
SINGLES (4-2)
Wood bt Duncan 3 and 1.
Norris bt Linklater 2 and 1.
O'Connor bt Liz Keohone 3 and 2.
Scott lost to Thompson 1 hole.
Susan McGrenahan lost to Malcolm 2 holes.
Molly Richmond bt Hale 3 and 2

Inter-county Matches - Day 2

Day two of the West Division Inter-county Matches saw wins for Ayrshire (6.5-2.5 against D&A) and Renfrewshire (5-4 against Lanarkshire).
The Ayrshire Ladies went 3-0 up in the morning with strong foursomes play and secured 3.5 points in the afternoon singles against some tough opposition on the greens.

Day three will see our team playing against the home tean Lanarkshire with the foursomes starting at 9.30am.

Good luck team!!