Curtis Cup place for Louise

Congratulations to Louise Duncan on being selected for her second Curtis Cup appearance. 

After making her debut in the event at Conwy, Wales last year Louise will join fellow Scot, Hannah Darling, at Merion Golf Club, Pennsylvania in June to represent GB&I against the American team.

Congratulations Louise and good luck to the team.

Success for Luisa in Iowa

Luisa Gibson, Irvine, has won the Athlete of the week at her Iowa Community College. At the recent 36 hole Susie Benning Maxwell Tournament she hit every green in regulation! With rounds of 71 and 73 Luisa finished at level par for the event and tied second, only one shot behind the winner. She led the field in scoring on the Par 4s and tied with 2 others for the lead in Pars having 26 in total.

Luisa is a Sophomore at Iowa Western but will be continuing her studies and golf career at Coastal Carolina University next year.

Well done Luisa, look forward to seeing you when you get home for the summer

West of Scotland Championship - closing date

Due to the high demand for places at this years West of Scotland Championship the closing date for entries has been brought forward to Sunday 25 April

For anyone who is still thinking of entering, copy and paste the link below to complete your entry -

Winter Foursomes Final

The final of the Winter Foursomes was played on a reasonably calm, dry day at the Irvine Golf Club.

Both teams were up for the challenge although nerves were evident in the first couple of holes. Audrey and Liz got off to a great start going 2 up after 2 but Ann and Susan managed to win the 3rd to go back to 1 down. It was nip and tuck and the game stayed at 1 up to Liz and Audrey at the turn. 

Susan and Ann found their putting strokes on the inward half, making it very difficult for Liz and Audrey to match their opponents form. Gradually momentum began to swing in favour of Ann and Susan. Liz and Audrey weren’t helped by having some unfortunate bounces from good shots. In the end some lovely shots to the green and great putts meant the game finished at the 15th. 

Well played both teams and congratulations to Ann and Susan for going one better than last year when they were the beaten finalists. 

Thank you to the ladies who came to support our finalists, Irvine Golf Club for courtesy of the course and Helen Craig for refereeing

Ella Aitken

It is with great sadness that news came of the death of Past Captain, Ella Aitken.

Ella, a member of West Kilbride Golf Club, was 93 years old and a long time supporter of the County. She enjoyed catching up with all her golfing friends including the Past County Captains lunch while she was still able. A lovely lady who will be sadly missed.

Our thoughts are with her son Brian and daughter Pamela at this sad time.

West of Scotland Championship

Ayrshire are hosting the West of Scotland closed championship at Glasgow Gailes GC on Sunday 8th May 2022 this year.

If you have a handicap of 20.4 or less then you can enter.

Entry Fee is £10, payable by cheque or BACS transfer (information will be sent to entrants).

For Conditions of the competition and paper entry form click on the link below

For the Online Entry copy and paste the following -


A great Championship at Prestwick this year with a new Champion, Sarah Ramsay, winning at the 15th hole yesterday against Roz Purdom.

Roz and Sarah on the 1st tee with Club Captain Pete Graham

The conditions were trying all week but at least it was dry for the most part on the final day. In the morning semi final matches top qualifier Joanne Sharp lost out to Roz Purdom on the 16th hole and Sarah Ramsay overcame 2017 champion Liz Keohone at the 15th.

Both girls found bunkers on the first hole of the final and walked off with a half, a nice par 3 at the 2nd put Roz one up but Sarah won the next 2 holes to go ahead. Sarah then won 6 and 8 to go 3 holes up at the turn. A couple of halves at the start of the back 9 before the girls reached the long tricky 12th hole. Playing particularly long into the wind Sarah hit a superb third shot onto the green to stretch her lead to 4. Roz then got a hole back at 13 but found the bunker on 14 which allowed Sarah to go 4 up with 4 to play. A half at the tricky 15th was enough for Sarah to win her first County Championship. 

Sarah receiving her trophy from the Club Captain

Top left Joanne Sharp and right Liz Keohone losing semi finalists with Roz, bottom left, and Sarah

Ayrshire will have a new champion

In this mornings semi finals, Roz Purdom beat Joanne Sharp and Sarah Ramsay beat Liz Keohone.

This is the first final for both players so we will have a new champion this year.

Semi Finals

Cold and blustery at Prestwick this morning as the girls tee'd off in the semi finals 

Roz Purdom and Joanne Sharp

Liz Keohone and Sarah Ramsay

Match Play update

Results from the matches at Prestwick today -


Joanne Sharp (Barassie) beat Margaret Ann McCrorie (Irvine)

Lesley Barker (Barassie) beat Catherine Garrett (West Kilbride)

Roz Purdom (St Nicholas) beat Alison Jarvie (St Nicholas)

Audrey Thompson (Loudoun) beat Gillian Pollock (Skelmorlie)

Sarah Ramsay (West Kilbride) beat Anne Gilbert (Kilbirnie)

Lorna Ronnie (Barassie) beat Linda Grieve (Irvine)

Liz Keohone (Loudoun) beat Jean Capes (Largs)

Pauline Patrick (Irvine) beat Sara Ann Bottomley (Troon Ladies)

In the afternoon Joanne, Roz, Sarah and Liz all progressed through to the semi finals tomorrow.

Well done to all the players today, the conditions were extremely difficult and there were some very close games with one or 2 going up the 19th hole!

Semi finals tee off at 0830 and 0840 tomorrow with the final starting at 1330 to which all spectators will be made welcome. Prize giving and drawing of the raffle will take place in the clubhouse immediately after the final.

County Championship

Eighty ladies braved the elements today at Prestwick GC for our first event of 2022, the Championship.

Despite the conditions there were some excellent scores with the best scratch of the day being returned by Past Captain Joanne Sharp who had an 80, well done Joanne.

1st Scratch - Joanne Sharp 80

2nd Scratch - Sarah Ramsay 81

Division 1

1st Handicap - Liz Keohone 84 - 7 = 77

2nd Handicap - Alison Jarvie 96 - 18 = 78 bih

Division 2

1st Handicap - Alyson Hutton 105 - 28 = 77

2nd Handicap Margaret Dalziel 108 - 26 = 82

Draw for tomorrow's matchplay 

Joanne Sharp v Margaret Ann McCrorie

Lesley Barker v Catherin Garrett

Rosalind Purdom v Alison Jarvie

Audrey Thompson v Gillian Pollock

Sarah Ramsay v Anne Gilbert

Lorna Ronnie v Linda Grieve

Liz Keohone v Jean Capes

Pauline Patrick v Sara Ann Bottomley

Good luck to all those playing