Scottish Senior Women’s Open Championships - Prestwick St Nicholas Golf Club

Its been a fantastic week both weather wise and for our lady golfers taking part in the Scottish Senior Women’s Open Championships being held at Prestwick St Nicholas Golf Club. Ayrshire’s very own Alex Glennie won then Strokeplay Championship with a fantastic score of 70 (2 under par) in the second round, giving her a six over par total of 150. An Ayrshire win in the scratch is never enough for our ladies, with Liz Keohone scooping up the best net score too! Well done ladies, those bountys are working a treat. ✂ ✂ πŸ₯₯ πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ’ͺA full rundown of the scores can be found here.

These fantastic scores meant that both Alex and Liz qualified for the scratch matchplay, with both unfortunately being knocked out in the first round. However fear not ladies! Our very own vice-captain, Joanne Sharpe is still out there battling it out in the net matchplay after winning this morning 3&1 live scoring can be found here

Ayrshire Girls' Runner-up in Kennedy Salver

The Ayrshire Girls' team put in a terrific performance yesterday at Hamilton in their quest to win the trophy they narrowly missed out on last year, but came up half a point short losing once again to Lanarkshire.   Our girls won 2 points from the morning foursomes, an improvement from 12 months' ago leaving us tied with Lanarkshire, D & A and Renfrewshire both on 1 point each.   The afternoon singles was were close all the way, 4 matches finishing on the 18th green and one on the 17th.  We made 4 points giving us a total of 6, Lanarkshire gaining that extra half point from the afternoon to secure the win.  Renfrewshire came 3rd with 3.5 and D & A 4th on 2.   

Congratulations to Lanarkshire, also our hosts........the course was in lovely condition, the weather gorgeous and we all had a super day.   To my Ayrshire were fantastic!  fabulous team spirit, great golf, very well done to all πŸ˜Š
More photos from the day at Hamilton can be found on Google Photos, Juniors....scroll down to near the bottom to find the recent photos, double-click to view full size

Kennedy Salver Team - Hamilton GC - 25th June

Congratulations to the girls who have been selected to represent Ayrshire next week at the Kennedy Salver being held at Hamilton Golf Club.

Luisa Gibson (Ardeer)
Zara Mason (Kirkcudbright)
Christina McCracken (Troon Ladies)
Samantha McKay (Loudoun Gowf)
Claire McLaughlin (West Kilbride)
Freya Russell (Troon Ladies)

Good luck to all the players, I'll be cheering you on from my desk! If anyone is free on the 25th I'm sure the girls would love to see some green and yellow support.

European team announced

Congratulations to Louise Duncan and Connie Jaffrey on their team selections for the European Team Championships. I hope you’ll all join me in wishing them all the best of luck! πŸ€ 🀞 

European Girls Team Championships – Forsgardens, Sweden – 10-14 July 2018
Kirsty Brodie (Strathmore)
Hannah Darling (Broomieknowe)
Louise Duncan (West Kilbride)
Carmen Griffiths (Aboyne)
Lorna McClymont (Milngavie)
Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle)

European Ladies Team Championships – Murhof Golf Club, Austria – 10-14 July 2018
Gemma Batty (West Linton)
Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm)
Chloe Goadby (St Regulus)
Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies)
Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey)
Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne)

Stephen Gallagher Junior Tour Event

Playing in a S.G. Junior Tour event supported by Area and County, Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) had two super rounds of 63 and 67 to win by 13 shots over another Ayrshire team player, 15 year old Rachel Foster (Prestwick St. Nicholas) who scored 68 and 78.  Round 1 was played over Ashludie SSS 68 (CSS 68) and Round 2 over Monifieth SSS 74 (CSS 74).   Well done girls!  Legendary work πŸ˜Š Keep feeding those swans. 

Jamboree - Erskine Golf Club

Well everyone it's still very fresh and a hard pill to swallow but after lots of sleep in my own bed I'm at least capable of confirming that the wonderful 2018 Ayrshire team lost out on progressing to the County finals by half a point.
We all worked our butts off this week, but unfortunately this wasn't our year. I would like to say a massive thank you to Captain Liz, Vice Captain Joanne, and Caddy Mistress Eleanor who kept us well supported and catered for this week.

Of course we would never of survived Erskine without all our wonderful caddies and supporters who gave up their time to come and watch us play.

I think I speak for the whole team when I say sorry we couldn't get over that line this year but next year we will be back fighting at Prestwick Golf Club on the 17th, 18th and 19th of June.

Jenny and the team.

Double Trouble!

Other than the excitement at the jamboree this week, 2 of our members also had some excitement on the golf course.

Sheila Adams, Loudoun, was at Cally Palace last weekend and had a hole in one at the 17th, then on Monday Moyra Withycombe, St Nicholas, was playing in the Caldwell tri-am and also had a hole in one at the 16th! 

Here are the girls pictured at Erskine during the week, well done to both!

Scottish ladies - Elie GC

Well done to Louise, Hazel and Connie who have all progress through to the second round of the championship matchplay

Full results can be found here

Scottish Women's Amateur Championship

It's been a fantastic week so far for the Ayrshire players competing in the Scottish Ladies at Elie Golf Club.

Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) is well placed to defend her title, sitting second with fellow Ayrshire player Hazel MacGarvie (Troon Ladies) with a total score of 138. Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) is in 13th place with a total score of 146 and Emma Hale (Troon Ladies) in 27th with 154. Also playing from West Kilbride is Claire McLaughlin finishing with a total score of 169.

The fantastic scores from Connie, Hazel and Louise means the Ayrshire team are the proud winners of the McNeil Trophy.

Top 32 scratch qualify for the championship matchplay. Top 16 gross, not in the championship, qualify for the Clark Rose bowl.

Well done to all the players, enjoy the sunshine and keep up the good golf!!

Full scores can be found Here
What a glorious day at St Cuthbert golf club, the course was in great condition and all the ladies enjoyed a fabulous day in sunny Ayrshire! Well done to everyone who played and long may this weather last.

The results of the inter county 4somes final were

1st scratch - Audrey Thompson & Liz Keohone Ayrshire
2nd scratch - Lori McDonald & Fiona Rattey D&A

1st handicap - Katie Hodge & June Dempster Ayrshire
2nd Handicap-Joan Anderson & Margaret Marshall Lanark
3rd handicap- Helen Craig& Irene Papworth
4th Handicap - Liz Hale & Lesley Anderson Renfrewshire

Hazel's interview for BBC The Social here 

Scottish Women's Championship

Best of luck to Connie Jaffrey (defending Champion), Hazel MacGarvie, Emma Hale, Louise Duncan and Claire McLaughlin who are all competing in the Scottish Ladies at Elie from Tuesday, 5th June .