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.