The annual intercounty Jamboree is taking place at CARDROSS GC from Monday 18th June - Wednesday 20th June.

Last year our Ayrshire team won the West Division and came a very creditable 2nd at the National finals in Dumfries.

This year's draw is:
Monday 18th June       Renfrewshire    v      D&A
                                      Lanarkshire     v      Ayrshire    9.10am and 2.22pm

Tuesday 19th June      Lanarkshire       v       Renfrewshire
                                    D & A               v       Ayrshire    9.10am and 2.22 pm

Wed       20th June      D & A               v      Lanarkshire
                                   Renfrewshire     v      Ayrshire   9.10am and 2.22 pm

We need 6 trolley pushers for the foursomes each morning and 6 each afternoon for the singles.

For those who haven't been before, it is a great day out and gives our members an opportunity to support our girls first hand.

If your would like to help please add your name to the list when you are available or e-mail Fiona on


On a dry but cold and breezy morning our four semi-finalists gathered on the first tee to do battle for a place in the afternoon final.  In the first match, between Mhairi Mckay and Jane Finnie, Mhairi went in to an early lead and although several holes were halved, Jane fought back and was only one down at the 18th, however Mhairi won 2 up.  In the second match between Lesley Hendry and Alex Glennie, Lesley came out on top winning 4 and 3.
                                                  Lesley and Alex

By the afternoon the sun had come out and the wind dropped quite considerably.  Lesley went in to an early lead winning the first two holes.  Mhairi pulled one back but Lesley began to put on the pressure and eventually won 4 and 3 regaining the trophy which she had lost to Rachel McQueen last year.
                                                  Lesley Hendry our 2012 Ayrshire Champion


On a much brighter day than yesterday, the 16 qualifiers began the knockout section of the County Championship.  First on the tee at 9.00am were Catherine Malcolm and Jill West.  Catherine finally went on to win 4 and 3.  Catherine Garrett and Mhairi McKay played out the West Kilbride "Duel" with Mhairi winning 5 and 4.  Jane Finnie beat Rachel Irvine 5 and 3;  Ros Purdom beat Gillian Henderson 7 and 6; Lesley Hendry beat Barbara Beckett 5 and 3; Pauline Patrick beat Sheila Adams 3 and 2; Audrey Thompson beat Sara-Ann Bottomly 4 and 3; and Alex Glennie beat Nora McCrossan 6 and 5.

The sunshine and light breeze continued into the afternoon and the semi-finals gave us some very close and exciting matches.  In a "nip & tuck" situation, the first match out, which was Mhairi McKay against Catherine Malcolm, saw  Mhairi finally come out on top at the 19th hole.  In the second match Jane Finnie beat Ros Purdom 7 and 6, and the third match saw Lesley Hendry beat Pauline Patrick 3 and 2.  The final match, Alex Glennie versus Audrey Thompson, also went the full distance with Alex winning on the 18th green 1 up.

Tomorrow promises to give us some more exciting games.  The first semi-final match will tee-off at 9.00am and the final will commence at 2.00pm.  I'm sure our four players would appreciate some support tomorrow so try and come along and see who will be our 2012 Champion.

The qualifying round for the County Championship took place to-day at the Ladies Golf Club Troon.  The early starters had blustery and showery conditions but those who had a later tee-time enjoyed much calmer drier and at times very sunny conditions.  A field of 61 ladies participated and some good scores were recorded on a very well set up course, in excellent condition especially after the terrible winter we have had.

Catherine Malcolm (Prestwick St. Nicholas) recorded the best gross of the day, a 77 and heads the field of 16 qualifiers who will battle out the match-play section beginning at 9.00am tomorrow morning.
The other qualifiers are:-  Alex Glennie, Lesley Hendry, Ros. Purdom, Jane Finnie, Pauline Patrick, Audrey Thompson, Mhairi McKay, Catherine Garrett, Sara-Ann Bottomly, Sheila Adams, Rachel Irvine, Gillian Henderson, Barbara Beckett, Jill West and Nora McCrossan.

The par was 75 and the CSS was 75.