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County Finals

A mixed weekend at Stranraer for the Scottish County Finals as far as results but a fantastic effort by the Ayrshire team against very tough opposition.

Ayrshire were up against the holders, Angus, on day one and despite a valiant effort only managed one point, won by Linzi Allan in the singles on the 18th green.

On Day two they faced the 2014 winners, Midlothian, again the girls played well but were up against birdies and eagles from very strong opposition. Debbie Watt and Hazel MacGarvie secured a half point in the morning foursomes, Debbie did the double by getting a half point in the afternoon, great result having been 3 down early on, and Emma Hale also halved her singles match.

It was the battle for 3rd and 4th place between Ayrshire and Dumfries-shire on the final day.  Determined to leave Stranraer on a high the girls got off to a great start by winning the morning foursomes 2-1.  Needing only 3 wins out of the 6 afternoon singles Jenny Linklater and Hazel MacGarvie won their matches and Linzi Allan halved hers so it came down to the final green where Catherine Malcolm secured the final half point required for us to finish in third place overall.

Angus retained their title by beating Midlothian in a very close match by 5 points to 4.

Many thanks from Sheila and the team to all the travelling supporters, caddies and good wishes from the Ayrshire lady members.

McCall Salver Final

Having been the top qualifier for the McCall Salver, Sheila McDougall, Prestwick St Nicholas, continued her good form by beating Barbara Kerr, West Kilbride, in the final today.

After a postponed final, due to bad weather, the girls played a very friendly match today in dry weather at Irvine Golf Club with Sheila winning by 4&3.

Thanks to Jill West, Treasurer, for refereeing the match

Emma wins the double!Emma Hale (Troon Ladies), in her last year as a junior, won the scratch and handicap prizes yesterday at Beith in Ayrshire's Junior Girls' competition. Playing in exceptionally strong winds over Beith's hilly parkland course, Emma's scratch 70, net 69 was an excellent round of golf. Her 69 won the St. Nicholas Trophy by 2 strokes over Jennifer Howie (Largs). As the best scratch, Emma wins the qualifier for the Telegraph Junior Golf Championship. Bronze winner was Emma Waitzmann (Prestwick St. Nicholas) 122 (36) 86. SSS 69, CSS 70.

Sheila McDougall (Prestwick St Nicholas) and Barbara Kerr (West Kilbride) have reached the final of the bronze championship. The final will be played at Irvine Golf Club on Thursday 27th August at 9.45.

British Girls

Hazel is pictured here with the Under 16's Trophy which she won from a top quality field of young players this week in the British Girls at West Kilbride. Hazel also received a prize for the best score in the first of the qualifying rounds. The Scotland team in the Team Event comprised, Hazel, Chloe Goadby and Shannon McWilliam and Hazel was presented with this trophy at the prizegiving this afternoon.

The silver cup is the team trophy and the glass one the uner 16s.

British girls

Update from West Kilbride

Out of 64 qualifiers for the match play Hazel came up against her friend, and fellow Scot, Chloe Goadby in the first round.  Hazel got off to a great start and was never down in the match winning by 3&2

In the second round she came up against Chloe Salort from France.  Hazel had a "sticky patch" and was 3 down with only 5 holes to play.  She managed to get 2 holes back but was still one down on the 18th where her opponent sank a 15ft putt for a half and a place in the next round.

Hard lines Hazel but what a memorable week with that fantastic 9 under par 64 in the first round of the stroke play.

British Girls

Another solid round from Hazel today at West Kilbride left her as second top qualifier for the match play stages of the Girls British Amateur Championship, bettered only by Frida Kinhult from Sweden who finished the strokeplay rounds on an impressive 11 under par.

Hazel, alongside Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne) and Chloe Goadby (St Regulus) won the team prize for Scotland by one stroke from Spain, a fantastic result.

Sadly, of the 64 qualifiers, Hazel will be up against fellow Scot Chloe in the first round of the match play, they will tee off at 11.38

Fellow Troon member Emma Hale, who was also of a high enough standard to enter this top class competition, unfortunately didn't make the cut this year despite a solid 2 over par round yesterday.

Hazel shines at West Kilbride

Hazel MacGarvie, Troon Ladies, produced the lowest score of her career in the first round of the British Girls amateur championship at West Kilbride today.

She is currently leading a top class international field by 2 strokes after a superb 9 under par score of 64.  Hazel tees up at 14.44 in the second round tomorrow ahead of the matchplay which starts on Wednesday.  The top 64 will go through.

Quote from Kirkwood website -

"I've never played as well as that before," said Hazel. "I had five birdies in a row and I did begin to feel a bit nervous. But the birdies kept coming. 
"It was just my day. I even holed a bunker shot at the 14th with the ball spinning back a good 6ft and running into the hole. 
"It was an eagle 3 that got me going. I hit a five-wood second at the 531yd third hole, hit the green and holed the putt from about six feet. Even a bogey - the only one on my card - at the par-5 seventh did not change my luck. I had a bad lie in the rough there, took four to get on this par-5 hole." 

Ladies Scottish Open at Dundonald

Some photos are on the website of the above competition in 'Pictures'.  If anyone has photos they would like to share send them to me at

Connie shines in Europeans

Connie has been playing in the European Women's Individual Amateur Championship this week played at Murhof Golf Club in Austria. From a strong field, some of whom didn't make the cut, Connie shot 71, 71, 70, 71 for a five-under-par 283 and finished Tied 14th...........fantastic! The winner was Spain's Maria Parra Luque on 273. Many congratulations Connie!!


SLGA Under 21's Open

In this 54 hole tournament played at Dumpellier over the past 3 days, Louise Duncan opened with a 1 over par 74 to lie in 2nd place. She followed up with 83 and 79 to finish on 236 in 13th position, a very creditable performance from 15 year old Louise. Louise's highlights were 4 birdies in Round 1, 2 in Round 2, and 4 again in Round 3 - good work Louise!
12 year old Rachel Foster had three very consistent rounds, 88, 93, 89 and playing off 17 handicap Rachel has now reduced to 15.5. The highlight of Rachel's round today was an eagle 2 at the 4th hole! Well done Rachel!


Two Ayrshire Girls Selected for Scotland

Hazel MacGarvie retains her place, and Emma Hale gains her first full Cap as both girls are selected for the Scottish Girls' team to play in the Home Internationals at Lanark from 5th - 7th August. Many Congratulations!



The re-arranged West of Scotland Championship takes place at Cawder Golf Club on Sunday 13th September. Tee times 12/2.30 - please support this competition.

For an entry form click here.

Scottish Senior Ladies Championship

Ayrshire had 2 representatives taking part in the "Vets" championship last week at Powfoot Golf Club.  Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) and Liz Keohone (Loudoun Gowf Club)

Both players had excellent rounds in the Stroke play Championship and, from a field of 83, qualified comfortably in the top 16 for the Match play stages.

Alex faced defending champion Alison Bartlett (Royal Dornoch) in the last 16 and only narrowly missed out on the 18th green.  Meanwhile, Vice Captain, Liz advanced to the quarter finals with an excellent win over Fife County Captain Lorna McKinlay (Dunnikier Park) by 5&3.

Liz was looking to go one step further than she did at Elgin last year but sadly she missed out on a semi final place losing to Frances Millar (Carnoustie Caledonian) by 5&3 in the afternoon.

A great week for both ladies.

Meantime in the Handicap match play the final was contested by 2 other ladies from the West - D&A Vice Captain Karen Maxwell and D&A team member Aileen Baker.  Karen came out as winner by 3&2. Well done Ladies - West is best! :)

Vagliano Update

Well done to Hazel MacGarvie on her performance at the Junior Vagliano Trophy winning 3 out of her 4 matches.  Unfortunately the team missed out on winning the Trophy by 10.5 to 7.5 but a great weekend for Hazel.

Despite a fighting finish in the second days singles the Senior team also missed out narrowly losing to the European team by 12.5 to 11.5

Vagliano Trophy

Good luck to Hazel MacGarvie this weekend and the rest of the girls in the GB&I junior and senior teams playing against the rest of Europe in the 2015 Vagliano at Malone Golf Club, Northern Ireland.

Hazel tees up in this mornings foursomes with Emily Price against Emma Spitz and Julia Engstrom.

Victory for Team Ayrshire - Jamboree 2015 at Loudoun Gowf Club

Some video clips of our victory:

Catherine wins first point of the afternoon

Audrey clinches winning point at the Jamboree - let the celebrations begin

Jenni on final green winning half a point for Team Ayrshire

Victory Celebrations


Congratulations to our Captain and team on their success at the West Division Inter County Matches.
Having won their first 2 matches, they faced the holders Renfrewshire knowing that a half would be enough to lift the title.  The morning foursomes went Ayrshire's way winning 2.5 points out of a possible 3 and the winning line was in sight.

County Champion Catherine Malcolm led the way in the afternoon singles with a 4&3 win over Renfrewshire Champion Gillian Kyle. Things didn't quite go our way in the next few games and it came down to a nail biting finish on the 17th green when Audrey Thompson sank the winning putt against Carol Whyte.

Jenny Linklater then took her game down the 18th against Denise Cowan and secured a half match which meant the overall result for the day was Ayrshire 5 - Renfrewshire 4 and a clean sweep of matches for the host team.

Ayrshire will now go through to the National Finals at Stranraer Golf Club on 18-20 September where they will face the winners from the North, South and East.  They last got to this stage back in 2011 at Dumfries where they were runners up.  Maybe this year we can go one better.........

A big thank you to the Captain and ladies of Loudoun Gowf Club who were fantastic before and during the event from decorating the clubhouse to spectating, caddying and welcoming all the other counties to their Club.

Showing her support, as always, was our Honorary President Nancy Chisholm who was there for all 3 days of the event

Finally thanks to all the other Ayrshire supporters who turned out to watch the matches and to our caddy mistress, Eleanor Watson, and all our caddies over the 3 days.

In the other match Lanarkshire beat Dunbartonshire & Argyll by 7 points to 2 which meant a count back for second place between the other 3 counties as they had all finished with one win and two defeats.  The final result was Renfrewshire 2nd, Lanarkshire 3rd and D&A 4th


Ayrshire ladies beat Renfrewshire today 5-4 to win the Inter County Matches at Loudoun.

Report and scores to follow

Day 2 at Loudoun

Ayrshire had a great win again today, this time against Lanarkshire in their second match of this years West of Scotland Inter County Matches.

The girls got off to a great start this morning by winning all 3 foursomes matches on the 18th green - nail biting for the spectators!!

In the afternoon singles Audrey Thompson, Emma Hale and Linzi Allan all won their matches with Debbie Watt getting a half match which meant a final score of 6.5 to 2.5.

A halved match against Renfrewshire tomorrow will be enough for Ayrshire to be crowned Champions, a title they last won at Barassie in 2011.

In the other match Dunbartonshire & Argyll had a very close match with Renfrewshire going down to the wire.  D&A came out eventual winners by 5 matches to 4.

Inter County Matches

Ayrshire got off to a great start against Dunbartonshire & Argyll in the first day of the West of Scotland Inter County Matches at Loudoun Gowf Club.

In the morning foursomes they took a 2 point lead after Catherine Malcolm (Prestwick St Cuthbert) and Linzi Allan (West Kilbride) won their match at the 18th and Liz Keohone (Loudoun) and Emma Hale (Troon Ladies) had an excellent 5&4 win.  Audrey Thompson (Loudoun) and Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) also had a very close game which ended in a halved match.

Ayrshire Champion Catherine Malcolm showed the way in the afternoon singles with a 4&3 win over Lorraine Campbell (Cardross) and Debbie Watt (Belleisle) was unlucky when her opponent chipped in at the 18th to win the match. Jenny Linklater (Largs), Emma Hale (Troon Ladies) and Linzi Allan (West Kilbride) added a further 3 points to the Ayrshire total before Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) lost out in a very close match with Claire Hargan (St Regulus) which went to the 18th hole.

The final tally for today was 6.5 to 2.5 and Ayrshire will now play Lanarkshire in Day Two.

In the other match Renfrewshire also got off to a good start against Lanarkshire winning the morning foursomes by 2 matches to 1.

Lanarkshire had a great win in the opening singles match this afternoon but Renfrewshire won all the remaining matches to win their tie by 7 to 2.

Full results -

West of Scotland Inter County Matches
Monday 15th June 2015
Time Result Renfrewshire Points Lanarkshire Result
9.00am   Donna Jackson 1   Lesley Lloyd  
  5&4 Liz Stewart Rachael Taylor  
    Carol Whyte     Fiona Norris  
  4&3 Gillian Kyle 1   Alyson Hendry  
    Katrina Milne     Susan Wood  
    Jennifer Rankine   1 Susan McGrenaghan 5&4
1.30pm   Gillian Kyle   1 Rachael Taylor 9&8
  3&2 Katrina Milne 1   Lesley Lloyd  
  3&2 Denise Cowan 1   Molly Richmond  
  3&2 Donna Jackson 1   Kirsten Brown  
  3&1 Jennifer Rankine 1   Susan Wood  
  4&3 Carol Whyte 1   Fiona Norris  
    Total Points 7 2 Total Points  
Time Result Dunbartonshire & Argyll Points Ayrshire Result
9.30am   Anne Laing   1 Catherine Malcolm  
    Aileen Baker Linzi Allan 1 up
    Claire Hargan     Audrey Thompson  
  A/S Jillian Farrell 0.5 0.5 Connie Jaffrey A/S
    Laura McGeachy     Liz Keohone  
    Fiona Alexander   1 Emma Hale 5&4
2.15pm   Lorraine Campbell   1 Catherine Malcolm 4&3
  1up Jillian Farrell 1   Debbie Watt  
    Lori MacDonald   1 Jenny Linklater 4&2
    Aileen Baker   1 Emma Hale 6&5
    Anne Laing   1 Linzi Allan 3&1
  1 up Claire Hargan 1   Connie Jaffrey  
    Total Points 2.5 6.5 Total Points  

Update from Portstewart

Connie Jaffrey was the only Scot to make it through to the last 32 in the Ladies British Amateur Championship today by winning a marathon match at the 21st hole against one of Irelands top players, Maria Dunne.  Connie had been up in the match but her opponent finished very strongly to take the match into extra holes.

Sadly, the morning match took it's toll and Connie was beaten in the afternoon 5&4 by American, Doris Chen.

Another very creditable performance by Connie in a big tournament.
Connie qualifies at Portstewart

Connie Jaffrey, Troon Ladies, is competing this week in the British Ladies Amateur Championship at Portstewart Golf Club, Northern Ireland.

After an opening round of 2 over par she shot a superb 3 under par round today of 70 to finish in 14th place out of 140 competitors after the strokeplay qualifying rounds.

The top 64 go through to the first round of the Matchplay tomorrow morning.  Good luck Connie!

Inter County Foursomes Final

The 4's Final was played today in very difficult conditions at Hilton
Park Golf Club.

The Scratch prize was won by Donna Jackson and Liz Stewart from
Renfrewshire with an excellent 75 and Ayrshire were runners up with a
great score of 79 by Catherine Malcolm and Debbie Watt. To break 80
today was a fantastic score.

Ayrshire also featured in the Handicap Section with our own Captain,
Sheila Adams, and partner Aileen Anderson taking first prize with a nett
80.5. Second handicap went to Helen Faulds and Christine Kelly, D&A, on
the better inward half from Ann Shanks and Rona Agnew, also from D&A.
Fourth handicap went to Carol Fell and Fiona Roger from Renfrewshire.

Congratulations to all prizewinners and thanks to D&A for hosting the
event. Pictured are Sheila and Aileen with their prizes.


The SLGA today announced their Girls and Ladies teams that will
represent Scotland at next months European Team Championships and we are delighted that Ayrshire will again be represented at both these matches.

In the Czech Republic Emma Hale and Hazel MacGarvie, both Troon Ladies, will be part of the Girls team and in Denmark Connie Jaffrey, also Troon Ladies, will be in the Ladies team.

Congratulations to all the girls and the very best of luck in the
matches which take place on 7 - 11 July 2015.


Adult and Girl Foursomes

The results and pictures from the above competition are on the juniors page.
LGU Vagliano Trophy 2015 - team announcement
Congratulations to Hazel MacGarvie (Troon Ladies)
who has been selected for the GB&I junior team. The competition takes place at Malone Golf Club in Belfast on the 26th and 27th June.
I am pleased to announce that the team selected to play in the
West of Scotland Inter County Championship is as follows

Linzi Allan West Kilbride
Emma Hale Troon
Connie Jaffrey Troon
Liz Keohone Loudoun
Jenny Linklater Largs
Catherine Malcolm St Cuthbert
Audrey Thompson Loudoun
Debbie Watt Belleisle

Please come along and support your County team
at Loudoun Gowf Club from Monday 15th June - Wednesday 17th June. 




On a very windy day at Ardeer Golf Club, 30 Couples battled against the elements to take part in the County Foursomes competition today Tuesday 12th May

1st Jane Finnie & Sara-Ann Bottemley  82  (Troon Ladies)
2nd Liz Keohone & Audrey Thompson  84 (Loudoun)


1st Sheila Adams & Aileen Anderson  85-10.5  = 74.5 (bih) (Loudoun)
2nd Fiona Collier & Sandra Wright       94 -19.5 = 74.5        (Troon Ladies)
3rd Joanne Sharp & Helen Love            86-9.5    = 76.5         (Barassie)
4th Alex Sargent & Irene Papworth       91-12    = 79             (Skermorlie)

In Addition, the following ladies have qualified for the Inter County Finals to be played at Hilton Park Golf Club on Monday 1st June 2015

1st Liz Keohone  & Audrey Thomspon
2nd Catherine Malcolm & Debbie Watt

1st Sheila Adams & Aileen Anderson
2nd Jess Blackwood & Janette Stewart
3rd Alex Glennie & Anne Edgar
4th Liz Wilson & Linda McDonald

 The following ladies have qualified to take part in the Commonwealth Spoons at Bothwell Castle Golf Club on Thursday 3rd September 2015

Fiona Collier & Sandra Wright
Joanne Sharp & Helen Love
Liz Keohone & Audrey Thompson




The Innes McQueen Memorial Trophy a match between Ayrshire Golf Association and Ayrshire Ladies County Golf Association took place on Sunday 10th May at Loudoun Gowf Club.

 The ladies were victorious winning 3/1

 Rachel Foster & Samantha McKay lost to Declan Chalmers & Jordon Fraser 3/2

 Leslie Barker & Ann Wallace beat Stuart Easton & Jordon Keohone 1up

 Linzi Allan & Catherine Malcolm beat Gordon Boyle & Sandy Walker 1 up

 Liz Keohone & Debbie Watt beat Euan Brown & Stuart Miller 6/4

 Well done to the team
McQueen Trophy Winners
West of Scotland Championship

Due to bad weather the West of Scotland Championship at Cawder had to be cancelled on Sunday. The new date is Sunday 13 September 2015 and the first tee time will be 12 noon.

A revised entry form will be available in due course.

Thank you


The draw for the West of Scotland Champiuonships 2015 is available here.

Hazel MacGarvie and Emma Hale were competing in the Irish Under 18's Open Strokeplay at Roganstown Golf Club near Dublin this weekend.   Both girls performed well.......Hazel scored 75, 81, 72 and Emma 76, 80, 78 against a CSS of 73, 73, 73.   The winner after a play-off was Olivia Mehaffey on 218 after regulation

Well done girls!



A great day was had by all for the first County Cycle Cumbrae Challenge.  Twenty four cyclists took part with every age group represented from teenagers to 20's to 30's to..................

We were ably supported by our President Nora McCrossin and our Treasurer Jill West who came along and made a day of it with their families and dogs!

The weather could not have been kinder and the conditions were perfect for our cycle.

A very quick stop at Fintry Bay before on in to Millport where we were welcomed by fellow county member Pat Wright who had kindly provided a superb afternoon tea for us all.  Sandwiches, cakes, tea, coffee and a comfort break were very well received.  A big thank you to Pat for her hard work and generosity.

While at Pats we had an early birthday celebration for Captain Sheila who is celebrating her birthday on Sunday before heading back to get the ferry home.

Thanks to everyone who took part and all the generous sponsors.

Pictures to follow.
Catherine Malcolm wins third Ayrshire ladies title 23 years after last win

Having beaten the top seed, Emma Hale (Troon Ladies), in the mornings semi-final Catherine Malcolm (Prestwick St Cuthbert) then defeated defending champion Linzi Allan (West Kilbride) to win her third Ayrshire ladies title at the 21st hole.

At the halfway mark Linzi was up by one hole and then went on to win the 10th with the first birdie of the game.  The next 2 holes were halved in pars but Catherine got one back at the short 13th when Linzi found some bunker trouble.  Catherine then squared the match at the 15th and got her first birdie of the day at 16 to go one up.  Halves at 17 meant Linzi had to win the 18th to take the game into extra holes which she duly did with a par 4.

The first extra hole was halved in pars then Catherine found trouble off the tee at the 20th and had to return to the teeing ground and play a second ball.  She then produced an amazing par by chipping in from the back of the green for a 5.  Linzi played the hole in a more conventional way for her 5 and a halved hole.

Catherine then went on to win the match with a steady par 4 at the 21st hole.




A great days golf today in the match play stages of the 2015
Championship withe the top 4 seeds all progressing through to tomorrow
mornings semi-finals.

Emma Hale had a close game with another Junior member, Louise Duncan
from West Kilbride, finally winning on the 17th green by 3&1. Emma will
play Catherine Malcolm who beat Alex Glennie by 3&2

The second semi final will be between Audrey Thompson and defending
Champion Linzi Allan. Audrey battled through to win at the 19th against
Pauline Patrick and Linzi beat our own Vice Captain Liz Keohone by 5&3

Emma and Catherine will tee up at 0900 tomorrow morning with Audrey and
Linzi going out at 0930.

The final will take place at 1400 and we look forward to seeing a good
support for the players.

Championships - Tuesday Morning match play results

Emma Hale beat Jane Finnie 5&3

Louise Duncan beat Rosalind Purdom at the 21st

Alex Glennie beat Sheila Adams 3&1

Catherine Malcolm beat Katie McGarva 8&7

Audrey Thompson beat Lesley Barker 3&1

Pauline Patrick beat Lauren Gilbert 2&1

Liz Keohone beat Jenny Linklater 8&7

Linzi Allan beat Joanne Sharp 4&3

2015 County Championship

Emma Hale, Troon Ladies, is the top qualifier with a superb one over par
round of 72 at Western Gailes today. An excellent score in very tough
conditions. Defending Champion Linzi Allan, West Kilbride also had a
great score of scratch 78 which makes them the top 2 qualifiers for this
years Matchplay which starts tomorrow.

The semi finals will be played at 0900 on Wednesday morning and the
final will tee off at 1400 - hopefully some of you will be able to make
it along to support the finalists and we look forward to seeing you

Results -

1st Scratch Emma Hale, Troon Ladies, 72
2nd Scratch Linzi Allan, West Kilbride. 78

1st Silver Kath MacKellar, Skelmorlie, 90-13=77 bih
2nd Silver Audrey Thompson, Loudoun, 81-4=77

1st Bronze Shelagh Young, Barassie, 107-21=86
2nd Bronze E Jane Thomson, Troon Ladies, 114-27=87

We do request that all prize winners attend the prize giving which will
take place at approximately 5pm on Wednesday, after the final is

All that played today will be relieved to hear that the CSS today was 76


S.L.G.A. Under 16's

Hazel MacGarvie finished 3rd equal in a very strong field at Strathmore. Hazel shot a superb 2 under par 70 on the first day and followed that up with a 72 which included 4 birdies on the final day. Hazel was a member of Scotland's 1st team which lost out by 1 stroke to England who won the team prize. Congratulations Hazel on a great performance!  



At the Scottish Golf Awards held at the Corn Exchange in Edinburgh on Friday 20th March
Connie Jaffrey (Troon) received both the SLGA Ladies and Girls Order of Merit for 2014.

We are all delighted for Connie's achievement. Well done.




Congratulations to Hazel MacGarvie! She has been selected again to the team representing Scotland in the Under 16's at Strathmore on 9th-10th April.   

For details of our adult and girl foursomes competition see juniors pages.

The final was played today Tuesday 10th March 2015 at Troon Portland.

The final was between Alex Glennie and Ann Edgar (Kil Barassie) and Kath MacKellar and Irene Papworth (Skelmorlie)

The final was keenly contested with the duo from Skelmorlie winning on the 18th.

Congratulations to the winners of the Cario Cup Kath and Irene

Kath and Irene

Kath and Irene with Captain Sheila
More photos under ALCGA pictures.

Around 80 ladies enjoyed a fashion show by M & Co Troon on Tuesday 3rd March 2015.

County members and friends were models for the evening. The event was ably compered by our own Eleanor Watson.

The season's latest, hottest and newest trends were seen by all.

A sum of £841 was added to County funds

Very well done to all

Compere Eleanor Watson



Photos under 'PICTURES' 

Winter Foursomes Final

This years winter foursomes final will be played at Troon Portland next
Tuesday, March 10th, at 11am.

Good luck to Kath, Irene, Alex and Anne!

Captain and Secretary

Kath and Irene

Alex and Anne


Congratulations to Irene Papworth and Kath MacKellar (Skelmorlie) and
Alex Glennie and Anne Edgar (Kilmarnock Barassie) on reaching the final
of this years winter foursomes.

Both semi finals were played in blustery, cold conditions - pretty
typical of the recent weather! Here's hoping we can get a nice
"springlike" day for the final. Date and venue tbc

Well done ladies and commiserations to the losing semi finalists.



All the quarter final ties have now been decided, unfortunately some
were affected by the weather but what can I say!

Captain Sheila and her partner Aileen (both Loudoun) will now take on
Kath MacKellar and Irene Papworth from Skelmorlie in the first sem
final, the other semi will be between Alex Glennie and Anne Edgar from
Barassie and Mara Lindsay and Anne MacGillivray from Prestwick St

Good luck and fingers crossed for some decent weather!


For details of our fashion night on 3rd March click here.
Dear Member

I wish you ‘A Guid New Year’ and I hope, for you it will be a Healthy and Happy 2015.

I can’t believe that I am entering my second year as your County Captain. The first year was both busy and interesting and I would like to thank all the members who played in the monthly competitions, as you all contributed to the success of our County Association. Player numbers are up on previous years –a most welcome trend for ladies golf in Ayrshire.

The ALCGA like many other organisations require to raise extra funds and with this in mind we are staging the ‘County Cycle Cumbrae Challenge’ on Saturday 18th April 2015. Please come and support the fundraising by taking part or by sponsoring your own club members. Register your name with our Secretary Ann by email to: -   to take part. – come on it will be great fun-saddle sores do eventually heal!!

Prior to the start of the golfing season there will be a ‘Sherry and Shortbread Evening’. This event will incorporate a fashion show by M & Co Troon. It is being held on Tuesday 3rd March 2015 at M & Co premises, 6 Church Street, Troon, from 7 – 9 pm.  Tickets are priced at £6 and can be obtained from myself and any committee member. You can fulfill your dream of treading the cat walk as I require 12 models. Looking forward to hearing from willing volunteers! Bring your friends along to the fashion night and all will receive a 10% discount voucher.

 The County golfing season gets under way with the qualifying round of the County Championship on Monday 13th April over Western Gailes.  Please enter via the competition entry form on the ALCGA web site by 6th March. Future competitions should also be entered via the website by the 20th of the previous month.  Secretary Ann will remind all our members to enter the competitions prior to the closing date. If you are unable to attend on the day of the competition please contact the ALCGA desk by using the County mobile number shown on the web site.

This year our County is hosting the West Area County Championship.

 “The Jamboree” is being held at Loudoun Gowf Club on Monday 15th June through to Wednesday 17th June 2015. We are on home territory this year and would welcome your help and support during the Championship. Spectators and especially caddies are invaluable to our County Team. A good support can be a great lift to any team.

“Be seen in Green & support the Ayrshire Team”   Please highlight these dates in your diary for an exciting day at Loudoun.

The Kennedy Salver, the junior equivalent, will be held on Monday 22nd June at Elderlslie Golf Club. Caddies are not required but again our girls would appreciate being cheered on, come & support the future of Ladies golf in Ayrshire.

 The West of Scotland Championship will be held on Sunday 3rd May. This will be one round competition played over Cawder Golf Club. The entrance fee is £10 and the handicap limit is 15.

Please contact me at anytime for a chat and to let me know of Members achievements, any special celebrations, illnesses and of course potential new members. The ALCGA website will help to keep you informed of all activities  I hope the weather will be kind to us during 2015 and I wish our members a successful golfing year whither it is at Club, County, West Area or National level.

Best Regards

Connie represents GB&I in Australia

The Astor Trophy begins tomorrow in Adelaide where GB&I will take on
Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa. The competition takes
place every 4 years and has been running now for over 50 years. GB&I
are the reigning champions having won the event in 2011 at Fairhaven
Golf Club in Lancashire.
Connie is the only Scot in the team of 5 and we wish her and all the
team the best of luck for the event.