Margaret MacGregor

In an update to the earlier post about the sad death of Margaret MacGregor (Barassie) I have been notified that her funeral will be on Thursday 2 July.

Obviously, under the current circumstances, many people who would have attended will be unable to do so.  The cortege will be leaving Margaret's home at 1.10pm and will slow down on the stretch of beach on the A78 between Ardrossan and and Seamill.

The family have suggested that those who wish to pay their respects should stand on the path between the 2 car parks on that stretch as the cortege passes.

Alternatively, you would be welcome to stand outside the Clyde Coast and Garnock Valley Crematorium where the service will be held at 2pm.


Congratulations to Freya Russell (Royal Troon) on receiving the South Ayrshire Council Active Schools award for Sports Performer of the Year.


Congratulations to our President Sheila Adam's who aced her 5th (yes FIFTH) hole in one today.

Her latest success was on the 17th hole at Loudoun today while out for a game with hubby Tom.

Margaret MacGregor

It is with sadness that I have to advise of the death of former County member Margaret MacGregor (Barassie)

Margaret was a very enthusiastic member of the County who willingly helped June Kerr at many of our Junior events over the years.  She also took on the role of Webmaster for a time which was greatly appreciated by all. She was only too happy to help and enjoyed keeping the members up to date with all her posts.

Margaret only gave up her membership a few years ago when she was diagnosed with Cancer.  She bravely fought her illness and had a remarkable outlook on life, not allowing it to get her down.  During that time she also completed her year as Lady Captain at Barassie, no mean feat.

Aside from her golf, Margaret had many talents; a gifted squash player, an artist and she played tennis at a very high level which led to being selected to play in the Scottish Veterans team. With any spare time that she did have she enjoyed cycling and pottering in her garden.

Fiona Collier, a great friend of Margaret's, sent me this lovely picture taken a few years ago in Spain enjoying one of the many wonderful games of golf they had both abroad and at home.

Sadly Margaret's health deteriorated recently and she lost her battle on Saturday morning where she was surrounded by her 3 lovely daughters.

She will be remembered for her tremendous spirit and courage and will be very sadly missed by her family and all of her many friends.

I'm sure you will all have her family in your thoughts at this sad and difficult time.