Scottish Women's Amateur Championship

Good luck to the following members who are playing at the Scottish Women's Amateur Championship this week. 

Sarah Ramsay, Luisa Gibson, Joanne Sharp, Lorna Ronnie, Freya Russell, Rachel Foster and Liz Keohone

The event is being held at Trump International, Aberdeen with 2 rounds of stroke play on Friday with the top 16 qualifiers progressing to the match play stages on Saturday and Sunday.

Ayrshire Team

The following have been selected to represent Ayrshire at the West of Scotland Inter County matches at Strathaven on June 13, 14 and 15 -

Rachel Foster (Prestwick St Nicholas)

Luisa Gibson (Irvine GC)

Katy Hill (Prestwick St Cuthbert)

Jenny Linklater (Largs)

Sarah Ramsay (West Kilbride)

Lorna Ronnie (Barassie)

Freya Russell (Royal Troon)

Joanne Sharp (Barassie)

Reserve Roz Purdom (Prestwick St Nicholas)

Congratulations to all those selected and good luck in the matches.

Spectators welcome, especially wearing green and yellow!!

Death of Past Captain Joyce Cooper

Joyce Cooper, Troon Ladies, sadly passed away on Monday morning after a short illness. Joyce was a Past Captain and President of ALCGA, in addition she was Chairman and President of the Scottish Ladies Golfing Association and also Chairman of the Ladies Golf Union. 

A fantastic achievement and a very well known face in Ladies golf who will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

There will be a church service on Tuesday 31 May at Portland Church in Troon at 1245 followed by and internment at Ardrossan Cemetery.

Joyce is pictured here at the 2020 ALCGA Past Captains lunch, seated in the middle at the front

 Picture here on the far right, Joyce, in her capacity as SLGA President

West Kilbride celebrate their British Champion

A presentation was made to Louise Duncan recently at W.K.G.C. in order to publicly recognise the wonderful golfing achievements by Louise in 2021.   The Club Captain, for the benefit of any new members, recounted these successes.

Winner of the Women's British Amateur Championship

Top 10 finish and winner of the Smyth Salver in the AIG Women's Open

GB & I Curtis Cup Team Member

Invitation to play in Augusta National Women's Amateur event in Georgia and the US Open in 2022 and added that Louise has been selected once again to represent GB & I in the Curtis Cup this year. 

As a past Chairman of the L.G.U. Nancy Chisholm was invited to make the presentation. Nancy was honoured to be asked and alluded to a connection, in that she had a similar presentation to make to Stirling golfer Alison Rose who was the last Scottish winner of the British in 1997 when she was Chairman and, much to Nancy's delight, Alison also won the Scottish Amateur Championship in the same year here at West Kilbride! Nancy added that West Kilbride is very much on the map with talented lady golfers, with Sarah Ramsay from our club being the current Ayrshire Ladies Champion. Nancy thanked Lady Convenor Catherine Garrett who researched to produce this picture and Sarah Ramsay for spending many hours on the computer to put together this lasting memory for Louise. Nancy closed by wishing Louise all the very best in the Curtis Cup matches at Merion Golf Club, U.S in June and indeed with her own golfing career ahead.  

Thanks to June Kerr for the report and photograph

West of Scotland Championship

Congratulations to Lorna Ronnie (Barassie) winning the 2nd handicap prize at the West of Scotland Championship with a score of 77 - 6 = 71. Lorna only just missed out on a scratch prize.

The winner was Jennifer Rankine (Renfrewshire) with an excellent one over par round of 72

Thanks to all the ladies who played, Jean MacIntyre for running the competition, Ann Mungall (Lanarkshire) and Donna Jackson (Renfrewshire) for their help and to Glasgow Gailes golf club for looking after everybody on and off the course.

Foursomes Results

Tricky conditions for the Foursomes at Darley yesterday but the weather was perhaps better than forecast other than the evening girls who got quite wet. There was a good turnout of 32 pairs in total and the full list of scores can be found on Howdidido

Qualifiers for the Inter County Final at Elderslie -


Linda Grieve (Irvine) and Sara Bottomley (Troon Ladies) 89 bih

Debbie Peberdy and Sarah Eckford (both Barassie) 89


Moyra Withycombe (St Nicholas) and Susan McKenzie (Balfron) 93 - 19 = 74

Sheila Adams (Loudoun) and Julie Mackie (Troon Ladies) 95 - 18 = 77

Jane Gillen and Jocelyn Faris (both West Kilbride) 94 - 15 = 79

Liz Wilson (Troon Ladies) and Linda McDonald (Barassie) 91 - 11 = 80

Qualifiers for the Commonwealth Spoons at Crieff -

Moyra and Susan

Sheila and Julie

Debbie and Sarah

Well done ladies and good luck

West of Scotland Championship

Here is the link to the draw for the West of Scotland Championship which is being held at Glasgow Gailes Golf Club on Sunday 8 May. The draw is subject to change so all players should ensure they are at the club in plenty of time.

Good luck to all the Ayrshire ladies playing