Ladies British Amateur Championship
Royal St Georges Golf

Day 2
After qualifying for the match play stages Connie was up against it this morning when she was drawn to play the 3rd place qualifier, Luna Sobron from Spain. Unfortunately Connie lost 3&2 this morning but hopefully she has enjoyed the experience and should be proud of getting through to the match play in a high class field of competitors.

The only Scot to survive the first round match play was Gemma Dryburgh from Beaconsfield

Day 1
It wasn't until all the second round scores were in this evening that we learned Connie Jaffrey has qualified for the Matchplay stages of the Championship. At one point it looked like she might have missed out by one shot and at times it looked like there may be a play off for the final places.

Another great achievement for Connie who joins fellow Scots Lauren Whyte (St Regulus), Gemma Dryburgh (Beaconsfield), Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie) and Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) in the knock out stages which begin tomorrow morning.

Good luck Connie



We had a fabulous week weather wise at the Jamboree at Haggs Castle
Golf Club
Our team hit the ball as well as other players from opposing Counties
but we did struggle with the pace of the greens .It was a close call at
the end of the 3 days and our team did well with some very good wins.

Thanks to Vice Captain Liz, Caddie Mistress Eleanor and to all our
Caddies. Many thanks to my girls, I am really proud of the Ayrshire

There is a fantastic atmosphere at the Jamboree and Ayrshire look
forward to hosting the Championship next year. In 2015 the Jamboree
will be held at Loudoun Gowf Club from 15h to 17th June.


The Team
More photos above under 'ALCGA Pictures'

Final Places:
1.   Renfrewshire     5 match points    individual games 16½
2.  Lanarkshire       5 match points    individual games  16
3.   Dunbarton & Argyll  1 match point   individual games  11½
4.  Ayrshire   1 match point   individual games  10
Congratulations to Renfrewshire!
For Monday's results click here.
For Tuesday's results click here.
For Wednesday's results click here.
To view the list of trolley pullers click here.


On Monday the SLGA announced their Ladies and Girls teams for the European Team Championships which are being held this year in Slovakia and Slovenia on July 8-12.

There was good news for Ayrshire with Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) being selected for the Ladies team and Hazel MacGarvie (Troon Ladies) being selected for the Girls team. Emma Hale (Troon Ladies) has been selected as a reserve for the Girls.

In addition Hazel has been selected for the European Young Masters in Germany on July 24-26.

Congratulations to the girls, Ayrshire are very proud of you all

West of Scotland Inter County Foursomes Finals
Prestwick St Nicholas Golf Course Monday 2nd June 2014

On a dry day at Prestwick - Ayrshire and Lanarkshire were successful in the Inter County Finals

Lanarkshire came first in the scratch section with May Hughes (Lanark) and Jenny Potter (Cathkin Braes). Ayrshire duo Catherine Malcolm (St Cuthberts) and Roz Purdom (St Nicholas) were second after a count back over the last 6 holes.
Roz, Captain Sheila and Catherine

In the handicap section Ayrshire had a great day taking the first 3 places, with Lanarkshire taking 4th spot.
The winners of the handicap section were Liz Wilson and Linda MacDonald (Barassie) who won by 1/2 a stroke from Alex Glennie and Anne Edgar (Barassie). In 3rd spot was Sandra Johnson and Nancy Shedden (Kilbirnie). Very well done girls.

Linda and Liz


  Alex,Captain Sheila and Anne 


  Sandra,Captain Sheila and Nancy
1st Lanarkshire May Hughes & Jenny Potter 79 (Count back last 6 holes)
2nd Ayrshire Catherine Malcolm & Roz Purdom 79
1st Ayrshire Liz Wilson & Linda MacDonald 85 - 10.5 = 74.5
2nd Ayrshire Alex Glennie & Anne Edgar 85 - 10 = 75
3rd Ayrshire Sandra Johnson & Nancy Shedden 96 - 20 = 76
4th Lanarkshire Patti Chalmers & Christine Main (Hayston) 96 - 17.5 = 78.5

Connie Jaffrey had another great weekend finishing in the top 10 of a class field at the St Rule Trophy in St Andrews. After 2 rounds on the New Course she was one over par but produced a 5 under par 71 on the Old Course in the 3rd round today to finish 4 under for the tournament.

The event was won, after a 3 hole play off, by Carnousties Jess Meek. She and Aaelle Carnet from France tied on 13 under par for the 3 rounds, great scoring.