Scottish Caps

Congratulations to the following Ayrshire players who have been selected to represent Scotland at next weeks Home Internationals. 


Louise Duncan (West Kilbride)

Hazel MacGarvie (Royal Troon)


Rachel Foster (St Nicholas)

The Event is being held at Woodhall Spa, the home of England Golf, from 4-6 August and alongside the Girls' and Ladies' matches there will also be the Boys', Senior Women and Senior Men.

Good luck to all the Scottish teams

Winter Foursomes Final

The final of the 2020/21 winter foursomes was finally played on a glorious summer day at Largs Golf Club. 

The finalists were the sister pairing of Ann Wallace (St Nicholas) and Susan McKenzie (Balfron) against the Skelmorlie pairing of Janet Harkness and Elspeth Howie.

L to R Susan, Janet, Elspeth and Ann

As often is the case, it was a game of 2 halves with the Skelmorlie girls playing steady golf and taking a 3 hole lead at the turn. They then won the 10th hole to go 4 ahead but the sisters came onto their game and took 3 of the next 5 holes to only be one down standing on the 16th.

A poor second shot followed by a 3 putt handed the hole to the Skelmorlie girls who were then 2 up with 2 holes to play. They then got the half they needed on 17 to win the match by 2&1

                                                                            17th Green

Hugs all round

Worthy Winners

Thanks go to Largs Golf Club for courtesy of the course, Sheila Shedden for refereeing, Gillian Pollock for supporting and photographs and to Joanne Sharp and Helen Craig for also coming along.

Summer Meeting

Seventy five ladies enjoyed a lovely day at Whitecraigs yesterday for our Summer Meeting.

Quite a tricky course but some good scores recorded 

1st silver Jocelyn Faris, West Kilbride, 83-11=72

1st bronze Lorna Spencer, Large, 92-22=70 (trophy winner)

Best scratch Joanne Sharp, Barassie, 79

All scores available on howdido 

Scotland finish 4th

In the final day of the European team championships the Scottish Ladies team lost to a very strong Italian team to finish the event in a very respectable 4th place. The highlight, I am sure, will be the team finishing top of the leaderboard and going into the match play stages in number one position.

The eventual winners of the event were England who defeated Scotland in Friday's semi final match.

Well done Captain Susan and her team. 

Back L to R - Lorna McClymont (Milngavie), Louise Duncan (West Kilbride), Susan Wood (non playing Captain), Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne), Hannah Darling (Broomieknowe)

Kneeling L - Chloe Goadby (St Regulus) R - Hazel MacGarvie (Royal Troon)

Scots pipped at the post by the English

Scotland got off to a great start in their semi final match against England by winning both of the opening foursomes matches.

They headed into the 5 singles needing 2 further points to reach the final.

Louise Duncan got one of the points with a 4&3 win but 2 wins by the English and the 2 remaining matches sitting all square set up a nail biting finish.

Hazel MacGarvie had to go to extra holes with her opponent winning at the 19th and the final match also went England's way to take them into the final.

Scotland now face a play off against Italy to determine 3rd and 4th place.

Scottish team through to semi finals

It was a nail biting day in Ireland as the Scottish team took on the Spanish.

Having lost both the morning foursomes and the first singles match they needed to win their remaining 4 games to progress.

All games were close but Chloe Goadby, Hazel MacGarvie, Shannon Mcwilliam and Hannah Darling all won to book the team a place in the semi final tomorrow.

Their opponents are England after their win by 5 points to 2 over the Czech Republic.

Winter foursomes final

This year's, covid delayed, final of the winter foursomes will take place at Largs Golf Club next Friday, July 16th

The finalists are Ann Wallace (St Nicholas) and Susan McKenzie (Balfron) against Elspeth Howie and Janet Harkness (Skelmorlie)

Scotland qualify top at the Europeans

The Scottish ladies team are currently playing in the European championships being held at Royal County Down, Ireland.

Ayrshire players Louise Duncan and Hazel MacGarvie are part of the team of 6 who were top qualifiers after 2 rounds of stroke play.

They now go into group stages where the format changes to match play. This morning they play Spain for a place in the semi finals

Overseas winner of Helen Holm

Despite a number of Scottish players in contention after the 2nd round of the Helen Holm, Australian Kirsten Rudgeley shot a final round 66 to take the title. She won by one stroke from Emily Toy (England) and Hannah Darling (Scotland)

Hazel MacGarvie was the best placed Ayrshire player finishing 5th with an 8 under par total. Next was Louise Duncan who finished 10th on 3 under then Luisa Gibson was tied 28th on 6 over par.

Good luck to Hazel and Louise who are off to Ireland on Saturday as part of the Scottish team competing in the European Ladies Team Championship at Royal County Down.