Arnold Palmer Cup

Congratulations to Hazel MacGarvie, Royal Troon, who has been selected to represent the International team that is due to take on the USA in this years Arnold Palmer Cup. This is a Ryder Cup style event for College/University golfers which began back in 1997.

This is due to take place at Lahinch Golf Club in Ireland from July 3rd to 5th this year. Obviously we don't know if this event will be able to go ahead this year (fingers crossed) but this is a great achievement for Hazel.

Scottish Golf Update

Copy and paste the following link for the recent advice from Scottish Golf - stay safe folks

Update from the Captain


Since I last wrote to you the situation with the Coronavirus has got much worse and therefore it will probably come as no surprise to you that, it is with great disappointment and regret, the Committee and I have decided to cancel the County Championship in April and the Foursomes in May.

We had hoped that it may have been possible to keep these competitions going by adhering to social distancing and not using club house facilities. However, following the Prime Ministers announcement yesterday and for the safety and well being of our members and their families this will not be possible. These are very sad and unprecedented times.

Being an optimist, hopefully we will all get back to our golf in June.

Thank you for your continued understanding.

Take care and stay safe.


Great start for Luisa in Iowa

Luisa Gibson (Irvine GC) is in her Freshman year at Iowa Community College and she has got off to a great start in her time there by being named as Athlete of the week for March 9-13.

Well done Luisa, keep up the good work!

Fashion Show - Cancelled


Due to the current situation with Coronavirus, movement restrictions and social distancing, the Committee and I have taken the decision to cancel the Fashion Show. Refunds will be available from the person who sold you your ticket. The safety of our members, and their friends and family, must come first.

A lot of work has gone in to organising this event by Lady Par, Scentsations, Scottish Tablet and the Social Sub Committee, I am sure that you will join with me in thanking them for all of the effort that they have put in.

It is very disappointing for all concerned that we have had to cancel the event, however, it is clear that our current situation is going to get much worse before it gets better.

On a lighter note, Lady Par has a fabulous Spring collection in stock which some of our members were going to model for you at the Fashion Show. If you are passing please pay Lady Par a visit to see the super collection of golf clothes that everyone will be wearing this season!  Who knows you may even be tempted to add to your wardrobe.

Thank you for your continued understanding at this very difficult time.

Stay safe and keep well.



Message from the Committee


After the last few weeks of miserable weather I'm sure we were all looking forward to the new golf season. However, due to the current situation with the Coronavirus, we may have to rethink our plans for the weeks ahead.

The Captain, Vice Captain and Secretary met today with the Secretary at Prestwick St Nicholas as part of our pre Championship planning.  We will obviously be liaising with them very closely over the next week or so regarding whether the Championship will be able to go ahead or not. They do hope that the course will not be closed but obviously that decision may be taken out of their hands.

We are due to make the draw for St Nicholas after the closing date next week and, at the moment, this is still planned to go ahead.

Regarding the fashion show, planned for Wednesday 15 April, a decision will be made early next week, at the very latest, as to whether this will go ahead but it looks a likely possibility that this will have to be postponed.

Thank you for your patience and understanding at this difficult time for us all.

From your Captain and Committee

Fun at Fullarton

Nine Ayrshire pre-handicap Juniors welcomed 5 girls from Lanarkshire for a friendly "match" at Fullarton Golf Club in Troon yesterday.  See Junior page for info and pictures.

Fashion Show

Tickets for our fashion show are already selling well, get yours now from a member of committee or by messaging

Members, friends, non-members all welcome

Win for Claire

An update on my earlier post to say that, after a second successive round of 74, Claire has secured her first collegiate win.

Congratulations to Claire from all at ALCGA

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Claire doing well in USA

Claire McLaughlin (West Kilbride) is currently attending Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Kentucky.

Back in September her individual 2nd place finish in the Blue Raider Classic helped her college team to win the overall title. This contributed to her then being named Mid-South Conference Women's Golfer of the week.

This week she has again been making headlines as she leads at the midway point of the Georgetown Gulf Shores Invitational.

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