Fund Raiser

Thank you to all the Ladies who attended our fund raising evening. We hope you all enjoyed it. We are very gratefull for your support. The evening and the raffle raised over £3,000 which after costs will clear about £2,600

The Raffle Prizes Winners were

Round for 4 Prestwick Golf Club ~ Maureen Short
Round for 4 Western Gailes ~ Francis Craig
Round for 4 Dundonald Links ~ B. Beaton
Round for 4 Prestwick St Nicholas ~ M Allan
Round for 4 Prestwick St Cuthbert ~ Jane Ashdown
Round for 4 Largs Golf Club ~ C. Tucker
Round for 4 Loudin Golf Club~ C Hendry
Lomond Jewellery ~ E Sirel
Bosuns Table Voucher ~ Ann Edgar
Buzzworks Voucher ~ Corrie Lawurence
Cakes By Liz ~ Ella Johnstone

Year 2011 Quaichs & Fixtures

Next years fixtures are
12/13/14 April ~Largs ~County Championship
10 May ~West Kilbride ~Foursomes
14 June ~Lochgreen ~Quaich
19 July ~Bonnyton Summer ~Meeting
9 Aug ~Ardeer ~Coronation Medals
13 Sept ~Prestwick St Cutheberts ~Thistle Brooches
11 Oct ~Belleisle ~Quaich

West of Scotland 8 May at Lanark
Inter County Match Week 20/21/22 June at Kilmarnock Barassie Golf Club

2011 Committee

Hon. President: Mrs Phyl Wylie

President: Eila MacLennan

Captain: Alex Glennie

Vice-Captain Sandie Streets

Hon. Secretary: Lesley Barker till February
then Ann Wallace
Hon. Treasurer: Jill West

Junior Secretary: June Kerr

Sandra Shackleton Troon Bentinck
Lynda Cochrane Brunston Castle
Linda Parry The Irvine Golf Club
Sheila Sheddon Prestwick St Nicholas

2010 Commonwealth Spoons Prize Winners

Fife pair Mary Malcolm and Helen Thomson won the 2010 Commonwealth Spoons final over a very windy Cathkin Braes Golf Course today (Thursday 21 October). Mary and Helen shot a nett score of 74 to pip their County colleagues, Lorna Fury and Marie Curran by one shot. Pairs from all fifteen Scottish County Golf Associations were represented in the final.

This two ball Foursomes event was postponed from September 23 when the course was flooded and the SLGA is very grateful to Cathkin Braes for allowing the competition to be rescheduled.

County Gross HCP Nett
1st Mary Malcolm & Helen Thomson Fife 84 10 74
2nd Lorna Fury & Marie Curran Fife 81 6 75
3rd Catherine Malcolm & Roz Purdom Ayrshire 79 3 76 BIH
4th Pauline Warlow & Joanna Scott Lanarkshire 83 7 76
5th Venetia Scott & Claire Howden Borders 87 10.5 76.5

Fashion Show and Raffle

We are holding a
AND RAFFLE to be drawn at the fashion show
AT 7.30 p.m. ON WEDNESDAY 10 November 2010

includes wine and nibbles

Evening Raffle Prizesas well

From Club County Reps or Committee Members

Centenary Trophy

Turnberry once again kindly hosted the Ayrshire Girls' Centenary Trophy stableford competition. On a breezy but dry afternoon 10 girls played the Kintyre Course while 14 pre-handicap girls played the 9 hole Arran Course. The CSS was 73, the same as the SSS.

Emma Hale, the holder, put up a great defence of her trophy finishing on 36 points, but it was Grace Mackie who was the runaway winner with a splendid 40 points. Well done Grace!

Silver Division
1st Grace Mackie (Troon Ladies) 40 points
2nd Emma Hale (Troon Ladies) 36 points
3rd Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) 34 points
Bronze Division
1st Ali Roy (Maybole) 33 points
2nd Alexandra Brown (Turnberry) 24 points
3rd Lindsay Scott (Troon Bentinck) 15 points

Pre-Handicap Girls
Age 9-10
1st Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) 50
2nd Jodie Cooper (Maybole) 63
3rd Emma Turner (West Kilbride) 68
Age 11
1st Hannah McSorley (Maybole) 49
2nd Sophie Craig (Troon Bentinck) 59
3rd Leona Murray (Loudoun) 64
Age 12-13
1st Emma Paterson (Loudoun) 44
2nd Hayleigh Campbell (Loudoun) 50
3rd Marian Boyd (Brunston Castle) 74

St. Nicholas Trophy

The St. Nicholas Trophy was played a few weeks ago at Beith Golf Club on one of the hottest days of the summer! The girls negotiated the hills and blind holes exceptionally well, especially as they hadn't played there before. The views were spectacular and the course in lovely condition and I would recommend anyone to have a game there. The CSS was 69, the same as the SSS. Results are as follows:-

Division 1 (H'caps 0-13)
1st Katie McGarva (Tron Ladies) 77 (10) 67
2nd Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) 76 (5) 71
Division 2 (H'caps 14-36)
1st Alexandra Brown (Turnberry) 91 (24) 67
2nd Rachel Irvine (Largs) 89 (14) 75
Scratch: Connie Jaffrey

St. Nicholas Trophy Winner: Katie McGarva 67 (bih)
Pre-Handicap Girls
Age 10-11
1st Lindsay Scott (Troon Bentinck)
2nd Louise Duncan (West Kilbride)
3rd Bethan Muir (Troon Bentinck)
Age 12-13
1st Hayleigh Campbell (Loudoun)
2nd Emma Paterson (Loudoun)
3rd Marian Boyd (Brunston Castle)

McCall Salver

Won by Val Smith on 18th Green. A good match played under difficult weather conditions.
Congratulations ot both players.

The final of the McCall Salver will be played at Ballochmyle Golf Course on Friday 19 September 2010 at 10.30.
The Final is between
Irene Tasker from Loudoun Gowf Club
Val Smith from Kilmarnock Barassie

Thistle Brooches-Belleisle draw

Please click on link below for the draw for Belleisle

Thistle Brooches

Coronation Medals

held at Brunston Castle Golf Club on
Tuesday 10TH August 2010
SSS – 72 PAR – 73 CSS – 75 R/O

SCRATCH Lesley Barker Kil Barassie 84 (6)

1st Sheila Adams Loudoun 81(9)72
2nd Marian Wilson Stranraer 90(11)79
3rd Ann Forsythe Brunston Castle 99(20)79

1st Irene Tasker Loudoun 111(24)87
2nd Eleanor Watson P St Nicholas 114(24)19

Adult & Girl Foursomes

This event is open to any team consisting of either a junior girl and adult male or a junior girl and adult female. Girls with and without CONGU handicaps are eligible to participate in this event and there will be prizes for various handicap categories so please encourage your junior members to play.

Adult Girl Foursomes, Alloa Golf Club, Sunday 26 September 2010

Closing date – Monday 6 September

For more information or for entry details see the entry form attached or the following link:

Brunsto Ballot Times

Click on the link below for the Brunston Times

10 August Times


SSS – 73 PAR - 73 CSS – 74

SCRATCH Audrey Thompson Loudoun (4) 81

1ST NET Liz Keohone Loudoun 73(6)67

2ND NET Maggie Magee Kilmarnock (Barassie) 92(21)71 BIH

3RD NET Julie Mackie The Ladies Golf Club 89(18)71


Kennedy Salver

Ayrshire's Girls Team, bidding to win the Kennedy Salver 4 years in a row, lost out to Renfrewshire by just one point in an exciting finish to an excellent day on 21st June. All the girls played their hearts out and supported each other so well. Results of the morning foursomes had Ayrshire, Renfrewshire and D & A equal with 2 points each, while Lanarkshire, who hosted the event over the Keir Course at Cawder, trailed with no points. The afternoon singles saw Lanarkshire get 1.5 points, D & A 2.5, Ayrshire 3.5 and Renfrewshire 4.5. The final totals were:-

Renfrewshire - 6.5

Ayrshire - 5.5

D & A - 4.5

Lanarkshire - 1.5

Our terrific team was:- Connie Jaffrey, captain, (Troon Ladies), Katie McGarva (Troon Ladies), Emma Hale (Troon Ladies), Rachel Irvine (Largs), Grace Mackie (Troon Ladies), Hazel McGarvie (Troon Ladies), Alexandra Brown (Turnberry). Lots of fun was had by all as you can see from the photo above!

Ayrshire Girls Friendly Match

Ayrshire's friendly match against D & A last month was played over the big course at Hilton Park which was a great experience for all the girls. D & A were the victors winning by 5 matches to 3. The girls are pictured here:- (left to right)
Gillian Love (or maybe Sophie?...) Hope Lyden, Sophie Love ?... (sorry girls, I wasn't there to check out the tops!) - all three girls are from Skelmorlie, Katie McGarva (Troon Ladies), Rachel Irvine (Largs), Grace Mackie, Hazel McGarvie and seated Connie Jaffrey (all Troon Ladies)
Thanks to Margaret McGregor for the photo and looking after the girls at the match

Inter County Match Week

I would like to thank all the trolley pullers and spectators for their help and support over the past three days. The team are very grateful for the time you give to support us. We hope you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to your continued support next year at Kilmarnock Barassie.

Thank you again,

Inter County Team Championship

Day 2 - Ayrshire 4 v Dunbartonshire & Argyll 5

Morning Foursomes

L Hendry & L Barker lost to S Bishop & L McGeachy
D Watt & M McKay lost to N Ferguson & J Meldrum
R McQueen & L Allan lost to S Cadden & L Campbell

Afternoon Singles

L Hendry lost to J Meldrum
M MacPherson lost to N Ferguson
C Malcolm beat L McGeachy
R McQueen beat H Faulds
L Allan beat L McColl
D Watt beat L Campbell

Inter County Team Championship

Day 1 - Ayrshire 2.5 v Renfrewshire 6.5

Morning Foursomes

L Allan & M McKay lost to M Briggs & E Briggs
L Hendry & M MacPherson halved with D Jackson & L Stewart
C Malcolm & D Watt lost to C M Carlton & A McKechin

Afternoon Singles

L Hendry lost to E Briggs
L Barker lost to C M Carlton
R McQueen lost to M Briggs
M MacPherson lost to A McKechin
C Malcolm beat G Kyle
D Watt beat C Whyte

County Team

The team selected to represent Ayrshire at the intercounty match week is

Lesley Hendry
Rachael McQueen
Catherine Malcolm
Debbie Watt
Morag Macpherson
Lesley Barker
Linzi Allan
Mhari McKay

The matches are played on 14th to 16th June at Kilmacolm.
Any support is very welcolm by the players.
If possible please wear green jumpers

2010 Inter County Foursomes Final

Finals played over Ballochmyle Golf Club today.
Played in sunshire and a gentle breeze.

Sratch Results
1st Ayrshire Liz Keohone and Audrey Thompson with a gross 76
2nd Refrewshire Donna Jackson and Liz Stewart with a gross 78
3rd Lanarkshire Lesley Lloyd and Fiona Scott with a gross 80

Handicap Results

1st Renfrewshire Denise Cowan and Jackie MacDonald 83-13.5=69.5
2nd Lanarkshire Anne Lloyd and Pat Casey 83-13 =70
3rd Renfrewshire Meope Dunlop and MAureen Taggart 84-14 =70

Ballochmyle Ballot Times

Click on link below for Ballochmyle ballot times

click here

County Foursomes 11 May 2010


SCRATCH Catherine Malcolm & Roz Purdom

1st J Stewart & J Blackwood /Kilmarnock Barassie
2nd F Brawley/Kil Barassie & F Craig/LGC Troon
3rd A Baillie & J Gallagher/West Kilbride


1st E Keohone & A Thompson /Loudoun
2nd S Adams/Loudoun & G Smith/Ardeer
3rd J Stewart & J Blackwood/Kilmarnock Barassie

1st A Baillie & J Gallagher/West Kilbride
2nd H Menhinick & A Forsythe/Brunston Castle
3rd A Sargent/Skelmorlie & S Streets/Largs


1st J Blackwood & J Stewart/Kilmarnock Barassie
2nd F Brawley/Kil Barassie & F Craig/LGC Troon
3rd M Short/St Nicholas & J Bowden/Belleisle
4th L McLatchie & A Jamieson/West Kilbride


Ballot Times

For those of us who can never remember the ballot times for the monthly meeting please find them below.

9.00 –9.30 am SILVER

9.30 – 10.00 am SILVER

10.00 – 10.30am BRONZE

10.30 – 11.00am SILVER

11.00 – 11.30am BRONZE

11.30 – 12.00 noon SILVER

12.00 – 12.30pm SILVER

12.30 – 1.00 pm SILVER & BRONZE

May Foursomes Draw

Please cliick on this link for the May Foursomes Draw

Click here

Girls' Medal

Rachel Irvine, playing over her home course, won the Ayrshire Girls' Spring Medal at Largs Golf Club on Sunday, but only on the better inward half from Grace Mackie of Troon. 9 girls competed in the 18 hole competition, while 13 pre-handicap girls played 10 holes from forward junior tees. Results are as follows:
Silver Division
1st Rachel Irvine (Largs) 90 (15) 75 bih
2nd Grace Mackie (Troon Ladies) 92 (17) 75
Bronze Division
1st Hope Lyden (Skelmorlie) 115 (35) 80
2nd Alexandra Brown (Turnberry) 115 (31) 84
10-11 years 12-13 years
1st Lindsay Scott (Troon Bentinck) Megan McCaig (Barassie)
2nd Rachael Blair (Largs) Jemma Wylie (Barassie)
3rd Bethan Muir (Troon Bentinck) Emma Paterson (Loudoun

Championship 2010

County Champion for 2010 is Lesley Hendry
Runner Up Rachael McQueen

Championship results

Click here

County Championship 2010

Second round matches.

Catherine Malcolm V Connie Jaffrey
Shiela Adams v Lelsey Henddry
Alex Glennie v Liz Wilson
Rachael McQueen v Roz Purdom

Thursay Morning Semi fainals

Connie Jaffrey v Lesley Hendry
Alex Glennie v Rachael McQueen

Final 2pm Thursday afternoon

Championship Matchplay Draw

0900 - C Malcolm (Prestwick St Nicholas) v P Patrick (Irvine)
0908 - J Linklater (Largs) v C Jaffrey (LGC Troon)
0916 - A Thompson (Loudoun) v S Adams (Loudoun)
0924 - M MacPherson (LGC Troon) v L Hendry (Routenburn)
0932 - A Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) v J Finnie (LGC Troon)
0940 - L Wilson (Kilmarnock Barassie) v E Hale (Troon Bentinck)
0948 - L Keohone (Loudoun) v R McQueen (LGC Troon)
0956 - R Irvine (Largs) v R Purdom (Prestwick St Nicholas)

CSS 73

SLGA Under 16's Championship

Ayrshire Girls at Strathmore 8-9th April 2010
I was privileged to watch some spectacular golf at Strathmore last week where Ayrshire had no fewer than 5 girls competing.

For Grace Mackie it was her first time at this event and she coped very well scoring 95 and 92 playing off a 20 handicap. I'm sure Grace's handicap will tumble quickly after this experience of playing a new course.

Emma Hale, whose age is the same as her handicap, 13, had two consistent rounds 85 and 84 both in her buffer.

Connie Jaffrey had a disappointing 87 on the first day but put that behind her and came right back with a two over par 74 the next day. Connie was a member of the SLGA's second team competing for the Team Trophy which was won by England's second team.

Rachel Irvine improved on her first round by 14 strokes recording a gross 79 nett 61! This terrific round won Rachel the prize for the best nett on Day 2. Well done Rachel - working on your short game and putting over the winter has clearly paid off.

Last but not least, Katie McGarva played well below her 11 handicap on both days. Her 79 on Day 1 played in tricky windy conditions, she bettered on the second day with a superb 75. These two excellent scores earned Katie the top prize for the best nett aggregate for the championship. Congratulations Katie, keep up the birdies and keep smiling!

All the girls were a credit to our County and a joy to be with.

Scottish Championship 2010 - Come and Play

Are you looking to make up for all the golf you've missed out on this winter? Then why not come and play in the 2010 Scottish Ladies’ Amateur Championship at Craigielaw Golf Club from 18 – 22 May.

While this is predominantly a scratch Championship it is open to all Scottish female amateurs, who fulfil the entry qualifications, with plenty of prizes for the qualifying rounds including;
- Individual scratch and nett prizes for individual rounds and aggregate totals,
- Nett and gross prizes for club teams of two players, and
- Prizes for County teams of three players.
(Club and County teams must be entered on separate entry forms which have been sent out to your Clubs and Counties respectively.)

The format of the Championship is two rounds stroke play qualifying over 18 and 19 May with the lowest 32 aggregate scratch scores qualifying for the main match play Championship and the next 16 qualifying for the 2nd flight, the Clark Rosebowl. In addition to the golf, the ‘Scottish’ is also renowned for being a great social week of golf and is always a chance to meet up with friends old and new. If you’re not lucky enough to make it to the latter stages it’s a great opportunity to watch the top Scottish Amateurs compete for the title and for those that don’t make it to the final of the main Championship, there is always the legendary Friday night party to look forward to.

The venue for the 2010 Championship is Craigielaw Golf Course in East Lothian. This is a Championship links course which also boasts outstanding practice and clubhouse facilities. The entry fee of £35 will guarantee you three rounds of golf (including one practice round).

Entry Forms from the SLGA web site.

Ayrshire Ladies Winter Foursomes

The final was played on Monday 22 March at Barassie Golf Club. Early in the morning the weather was not looking good for the final with strong winds and rain. At 11.00 the winds reduced and the rain stayed off for most of the round.

The final was between defending champions, Janice Gallagher and Alison Baillie (West Kilbride) and Irene Smith and Sara Ann Bottomley (The Ladies Club, Troon)

Irene and Sara Ann were giving 7 shots to Janice an Allison. The final was keenly contested with Janice and Alison eventually winning on the 17th hole, 2and 1.
Congratulations to the winners Jancice and Alison and also to Irene and Sara Ann for reaching the finals.

Ayrshire Girls v South of Scotland Girls

Ayrshire Girls posted a win in their first friendly match of the season against South of Scotland Girls on Sunday, 21st March. This was played on a fine dry day over Brunston Castle Golf Course. Results are as follows:- Ayrshire names first. Handicap allowances are given.

Gillian Arnott & Mhairi McKay lost to Katie McCracken and Rachel Walker 5/4

Connie Jaffrey & Katie McGarva beat Emma Greenlees & Mirren Fraser 5/3

Emma Hale & Grace Mackie beat Rachel Lorimer & Lucy Bell 6/5

Tuesday 16 March 2010.

The Past Captains Lunch was held at Brunston Castle Golf Club. There was a good turn out with 15 past captains attending. A good time was had by all with plenty of good chatter. We thank our President Marion for organising the lunch.

West of Scotland Girls

The first medal for the West Girls is being held at Troon Portland on Saturday April 17th @ 1pm. Any Ayrshire girl that is interested in joining the Association should contact me on 01292 470572 or for further information. Alternatively have a look at our website -

County Championships

Remember to get your entry to Shelagh asap if you wish to play
Hon. President: Mrs Phyl Wylie

President: Marion Wilson

Captain: Alex Glennie

Vice-Captain Sandie Streets

Hon. Secretary: Shelagh Young

Hon. Treasurer: Jill West

Junior Secretary: June Kerr

Irene Smith LGC Troon
Ann Wallace P St Nicholas
Sandra Shackleton Troon Bentinck
Lynda Cochrane Brunston Castle