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