Louise Duncan Ayrshire Ladies Champion 2019

A beautiful day at Turnberry today for the semi final and final of our County Championship.

This morning Louise Duncan booked a place in her first final by winning her match against Sharon Lambie and Audrey Thompson reached her second final winning on the 18th green against Jenny Linklater.

Great golf was played by both players in the afternoon, a good match to watch for the 20 ladies who came to support.  Louise won the match on the 15th hole with her 4th birdie of the round.

Congratulations Louise on her first County Championship.

Thanks to Turnberry for their kind hospitality this week.

After the prize giving the draw was made for the 4 ball vouchers -

King Robert the Bruce - Jill Fox
Dundonald - Sandra Johnson
Ballochmyle - Audrey Thompson

Championship knockouts

Sadly, the wet weather caught up with us once again in Championship week and it was a pretty dreich afternoon on the course.

Results from this mornings match play

Louise Duncan beat Barbara Beckett
Jane Finnie beat Katy Hill
Sharon Lambie beat Helen Craig
Gillian Gowers beat Arlene Sinclair
Jenny Linklater beat Sara Ann Bottomley
Liz Wilson beat Liz Keohone
Audrey Thompson beat Jocelyn Faris
Pauline Patrick beat Lorna Ronnie

The girls battled through the elements and produced some very close matches, well done to them all. 

Louise Duncan beat Jane Finnie 2&1
Sharon Lambie beat Gillian Gowers 1 up
Jenny Linklater beat Liz Wilson 3&1
Audrey Thompson beat Pauline Patrick 3&2

The first semi final starts at 0930 tomorrow, top qualifier Louise Duncan will take on Sharon Lambie who is a 7 time champion, she won her last county championship the last time it was played at Turnberry back in 2002.

The second match is between Jenny Linklater, runner up in 2008 and Audrey Thompson, runner up in 2013.

The forecast is looking good for tomorrow so we hope to see some spectators out to support the girls and watch some great golf.

The final will tee off at 2pm

Hole in One

Great Smith, Ardeer, picking the ball out the hole at the 12th on the King Robert the Bruce, Turnberry, during the stroke play round of the Championship. Well done Greta!!

Championship Qualifer 2019 - King Robert the Bruce, Turnberry.


Great turn out today at Turnberry, bit blustery out but everybody seemed to really enjoy the course and the day!

The CSS for today is 77 and it is Reduction Only

1st Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) 78
2nd Jenny Linklater (Largs) 85 bih

1st Sharon Lambie (Barassie) 86-10=76
2nd Margaret White (St Nicholas) 97-20=77 bih

1st Sandra Carruthers (St Nicholas) 102-23=79
2nd Dee Kippen (Ardeer) 103-22=81

There were three 2's today - Audrey Thompson, Jane Finnie and Margaret White

Special mention to Greta Smith (Ardeer) who had a hole in one at the 12th

Junior Tour - Southerness Golf Club

Well done to the Ayrshire girls who took part in the Junior Tour event at Southerness.

Claire Mclaughlin finished in first place after the two rounds with a total score of 159. Luisa Gibson finishing 3rd (161) Freya Russell 6th (168). Katy Hill and Samantha Mckay tied 15th (183).

Full results can be found here
Well done to all the ladies who took part at the West Vets Spring Meeting at Glasgow Gailes. By all accounts it was a horrible wet and windy day, I take my hats off to all those who endured and made it round. Obviously Ayrshire is just keeping the good weather for the championships in a couple of weeks.
Scores from the day can be found here

Winter Foursomes Final

The final was between Audrey Thomson/Liz Keohone and Marion Hamilton/Liz Fitzpatrick. 
Very close game all the way 12th turning point in the game, into the wind all the way home. Liz and Minnie capitalized on there shots and sealed the win on the 16th 3&2
Well done all for reaching the final. 

Junior Spring Salver

Ten girls braved the elements at Troon Fullarton this morning to contest the Spring Salver.  Four pre-handicappers played 7 holes with the winner being Connie Greig with 39 and losing out on the inward half was Melissa Graham.

Here they are pictured with Vice Captain Joanne Sharp plus the other 2 competitors, Amy Hopkins and Tammi Grady.

In the 18 hole competition for the salver there were some great scores with the winner, on the better inward half, being Katy Hill with a nett 61

First silver was Freya Russell, nett 62
First bronze was Louise Milligan, nett 61
Second bronze was Katie Ronnie, nett 69

Beetle Drive

Don't miss out on this years Beetle Drive, next Tuesday 19 March at Irvine Golf Club, bring your friends along for a fun evening. If you don't have a ticket then you can pay at the door.

Gin night!

Great to see so many ladies support ALCGA gin tasting night. Despite the professional Gin expert cancelling last minute, we were determined not to let the ladies down.
So with the help of Brian behind the bar, we still produced Gin cocktails, mocktails and flavoured Gin Shots. Which seemed to go down well, by the empty glasses.

There was also a raffle, and a game of bingo to keep us entertained, while we waited for the star attraction “The Barassie Lassies and The Loudoun Lady” which was a 7 piece ukulele band. Everyone joined in and sang along to well known hits from the 60s

The committee sported the new style polo shirts which are available to buy, and more available at the championship at Turnberry. Beetle drive tickets for the event at Irvine Bogside GC 19th March went on sale, lots sold so limited tickets still available so if interested please contact your club rep or a committee member ASAP.

Thank you to everyone for your continued support, hope you all enjoyed your evening, and we look forward to seeing all of you at The Beetle Drive

Liz Wilson

Congratulations Claire!

Claire has just signed with Lindsey Wilson University Kentucky. ( through United Sports USA Golf) Great achievement for one of our Ayrshire County Girls. Claire is a member at Kilwinning and West Kilbride.

Captain's Letter 2019

January 2019

A Happy New Year to all members of Ayrshire Ladies County Golf Association.

I can’t believe we’re almost into the third week of the New Year, and I have already discarded all the New Years resolution I made!

We would like to thank all our members for their support and encouraging ladies into golf and, as a result of recruitment posters, we have 15 new members which is fantastic. I would like to extend a very warm welcome to all of them.

2019 is a big year for ladies golf in Ayrshire, we are hosting The West of Scotland inter county golf championship at Prestwick Golf Club on June 17-19 where the ALCGA team will be looking for your support - we are always looking for trolley pullers, ball spotters and spectators.

We are also celebrating 110 years of ALCGA which is a fantastic achievement, thanks to all our members over the years for their continued support.

The date for the rearranged gin tasting night is Tuesday 19th February; there will be Mocktails for those of you who are driving along with cocktails for those not so keen on Gin. The original tickets can still be used. Please contact any of the committee if additional tickets are now required.

A quick reminder that subscriptions are now due and can be paid by cheque, bank transfer or competition vouchers. Please encourage your friends to come and join us this year, we have some fantastic courses on the fixture, as well as having good fun at our social nights.

Thanks again for all your support and hope to see you on the Ayrshire fairways.

Always yours
Liz Wilson