It was great to see so many of our up and coming Junior girls enjoying the Ladies golf at Dundonald last week.

One big Min Jee Lee fan was delighted to receive her cap after she finished her round on Sunday! Here she is proudly wearing her gift. Stefi has been a follower of Min Jee since she met her at Dundonald last year and followed her every round this year.

Coronation Medals results

Other than a short, unexpected, shower the weather was ideal for the 56 ladies who took part in our Coronation Medals competition at Seafield today. The course was shortened due to some work being carried out by South Ayrshire Council and it was therefore a non counter. However, there were still some great scores recorded.


1st Gillian Pollock (Skelmorlie) 77 - 10 = 67

2nd Sheila Adams (Loudoun) 82 - 14 = 68


1st Angela Hughes (Irvine) 86 - 21 = 65

2nd Annette Toal (Loudoun) 88 - 22 = 66


1st Roz Purdom (St Nicholas) 80

2nd Norma Gray (St Nicholas) 81 bih

Full list of scores can be found on HowdidIdo

Junior girls result

Our Junior girls played their recent competition at Dalmilling golf club. Only 7 entries for this event but there were some excellent scores with Tammi Grady (Irvine) winning with 88 - 16 = 72 closely followed by club mate Orla Moran 84 - 11 = 73

Well done girls

Scottish Girls Amateur Championship

Two of our Juniors had success at the recent Scottish Girls Amateur at Cardrona Golf Club. Freya Russell (Royal Troon) qualified in 2nd place after the 36 hole match play event. She shot rounds of 75 and 76 to finish one stroke behind the top qualifier. In the match play she had a convincing win in the first round followed by a win in the quarter finals by 2 holes. Unfortunately, after a close match, she lost out by one hole to the 3rd placed qualifier in the semi finals.

Katie Ronnie (Barassie) qualified in 2nd place for the nett match play event. She was given a walk over in the first round then won by 2&1 in the quarter finals. Sadly, Katie took unwell over might and was unable to play in the semi finals the next day.

A good event for both girls. Well done

Summer Meeting Results

Despite the horrendous forecast the ladies were very lucky today with the weather at Ralston with just a few showers. Fifty one players took part and there were a lot of very positive comments about how much they enjoyed the course with many ladies not having played there before.

Results as follows -

1st Silver Alison Jarvie 85 - 13 = 72

2nd Silver Susan Dumigan 85 - 11 = 74 bih

1st Bronze Janette Stark 90 - 22 = 78

2nd Bronze Dee Kippen 93 - 21 = 72

1st Scratch Pauline Patrick 80

2nd Scratch Liz Fitzpatrick 86

Full results available on HowdidIdo


Congratulations to 2 of our members who shared the spoils at the AGA championship played at Irvine Golf Club yesterday.

Audrey Thompson (Loudoun) won the scratch with a 79 and one of our up and coming youngsters, Orla Moran (Irvine), won the handicap prize with a nett 70.

Well done to both 

Pat Cairns Smith

It is with great sadness that I report the death of Past Captain, Pat Cairns Smith who celebrated her 100th birthday last year.

Pat was a life long member of The Ladies Golf Club, Troon, having joined in 1939 and also had a very long lasting connection with ALCGA. She Captained the side who won the Scottish County Finals at Prestwick back in 1970.

Pat is pictured seated, in the middle, with the rest of the 1970 team.

Our thoughts go out to her family and friends and this sad time.

Scottish Seniors

Good luck to Past County Captains Joanne Sharp and Alex Glennie, both Barassie, who are playing in the Scottish Senior Women's Open Championship.

The tournament is being played at Aboyne Golf Club this week.

Congratulations Freya

Freya Russell, Royal Troon, has been selected to represent Scotland in the European Girls Team Championship. The event takes place at the Golf Club d'Hossegor, France from 11 to 15 July 2023.

Congratulations Freya and good luck to the Scottish team.

Kennedy Salver Results

Our junior girls enjoyed a great day at Airdrie GC playing in the annual Kennedy Salver match against Renfrewshire, Lanarkshire and Dunbaron & Argyll.

After the morning foursomes, Ayrshire were tied with D&A for the lead with both teams gaining 2 points. However D&A proved too strong in the afternoon and won the salver with 7 points. Ayrshire tied second with Renfrewshire on 4.5 points and Lanarkshire finished with 2 points.


Kennedy Salver

Good luck to our Junior girls who are taking part in their own West of Scotland Inter County matches at Airdrie golf club tomorrow, playing for the Kennedy Salver.

The Ayrshire team is as follows -

Emerald Rose Bowyer

Tammi Grady

Kirty Howe

Orla Morran

Sandi Rogerson

Katie Ronnie

Mya Wilson

Good luck girls

Inter County Matches

A very exciting Jamboree this year at Williamwood Golf Club with the outcome being decided on a count back after 3 great days of competitive golf.

Our Ayrshire team performed so well given that it was quite a new group of players after 4 changes from the team that went to Stathaven last year.

On day one we played D&A and were unlucky to only get one point out of 3 from the morning foursomes. The singles went our way by 3.5 to 2.5 so a halved match overall. Renfrewshire and Lanarkshire also halved their match so it was all to play for on day 2.

Day 2 and our opponents were last years winners Lanarkshire. It was a disappointing start with a whitewash for Lanarkshire in the foursomes but the girls rallied to to win 3 points out of 6 in the afternoon singles. A loss on the day of 6 points to 3. Renfrewshire beat D&A by 6.5 points to 2.5 points.

The final day saw us take on our hosts Renfrewshire. So many possibilities for the overall outcome with all 4 counties still in with a chance of winning. The girls got off to a fantastic start taking the foursomes by 2.5 to 0.5. Renfrewshire came out strongly in the afternoon and took the singles by 4.5 to 1.5 meaning a win for them by 5 points to 4. It did look at one point that we may have edged the match and 3 of the games went to the 18th but it wasn't to be. 

Lanarkshire also won their match against D&A by 5 points to 4 which left them and Renfrewshire with the same number of points for the 3 days. It then went to a count back of games won with Renfrewshire winning with 16 compared to Lanarkshires 15.5. Could hardly have been closer. Ayrshire and D&A also finished on the same number of points but finished third on a countback.

Conditions at Williamwood were very difficult for all the players given the intense heat - we even had a lightning scare on Monday with the players having to be called off the course. Therefore a big thank you has to go to all our trolley pullers who gave up their time to come and help us out.

Thank you to our hosts for all their efforts and endless supply of water!

Congratulations to Donna and her Renfrewshire team and good luck to them at the Scottish Finals at Hilton Park in September.

Portland Results

Eighty five ladies enjoyed another beautiful day at the Portland Golf Club on Wednesday for our June meeting.

There were some excellent scores - all of which can be seen on HowDidiDo - prize winners are as follows -
Best Scratch and winner of the Eleanor Taylor Memorial Trophy, Arlene Sinclair 84
Second Scratch Alex Glennie, 85

Division One
First Jean Capes, 90 - 17 = 73 bih
Second Christine Whitelaw, 90 - 17 = 73

Division Two
First Grace Kennedy, 96 - 26 = 70
Second Sandra Shackleton, 99 - 28 - 71

Winner of the Bronze quaich, Elspeth Howie, 105 - 31 = 74
Runner Up Alyson Hutton, 106 - 26 = 80

Well done ladies, great results

Inter County Foursomes Final

Ayrshire hosted the Inter County Foursomes final this year at Ballochmyle Golf Club on a beautiful sunny day.

Many of the ladies hadn't played the course before and found it to be quite tricky however there were some excellent scores.


1st Jennifer Rankine and Jennifer Mack, Renfrewshire, 76

2nd Liz Stewart and Donna Jackson, Renfrewshire, 80


1st Fiona McWhirter and Ann Houston, Lanarkshire, 96 - 29 = 67bih

2nd Susan Greenshields and Jennifer Wiles, Lanarkshire, 91 - 24 = 67

3rd Morag Little and Maureen McDevitt, Renfrewshire, 93 - 25 = 68

4th Catherine Alexander and Brenda Orr, Dunbarton & Argyll, 100 - 31 = 69

Full list of scores can be found on HowDidIDo

Many thanks to Ballochmyle for looking after us and for courtesy of the course.

Scottish Women's Championship

Ayrshire Ladies team member Luisa Gibson (Irvine Golf Club) carded 2 rounds of 72 to finish the stroke play event in second place on 2 over par. Fantastic scoring.

She was joined in the match play stages by Hannah Ounap (Loudoun Gowf Club) who qualified tied 3rd on 5 over par.

In a nail biting first round Luisa won her match at the 19th hole but, unfortunately, Hannah lost, in another close game, by 2&1

Luisa lost out in the afternoon quarter finals against an in form Ailsa Brannock (Southerness).

Having missed out for the championship match play by one shot, Freya Russell (Royal Troon) had an excellent run in the Clark Rosebowl making it all the way to the final. Unfortunately Freya lost at the 17th hole in a tight final to local girl Eilidh Henderson 

Scottish Women's Amateur Championship

Good luck to the following members playing in the event at Ladybank this weekend -

Joanne Sharp, Luisa Gibson, Sarah Ramsay and Freya Russell

Two rounds of strokeplay tomorrow with the top 16 going through to the matchplay 

County team

Congratulations to the following members who have been selected to represent Ayrshire at the West of Scotland Inter County matches at Williamwood next month -

Caitlyn Bilham

Luisa Gibson

Lorna Laidlaw

Jenny Linklater

Pauline Patrick

Roz Purdom

Sarah Ramsay 

Joanne Sharp 

The matches are on Monday 12 - Wednesday 14 June, Ayrshire support always very welcome!

Foursomes results

Ninety eight ladies enjoyed a beautiful day at West Kilbride for our annual Foursomes competition. 

First Scratch Joanne Sharp and Sarah Ramsay 80

Second Scratch Liz Wilson and Linda McDonald 84

First Handicap was Deborah Barton and Grace Malone 89 - 20 = 69

Second Handicap Maureen Shimmons and Diane Shaw 89 - 19 = 70

Well done ladies

Full results are available on HowdidIdo 

West Championship Results

Congratulations to Susan Woodhouse (Lanarkshire) on becoming the new West of Scotland Champion after an excellent score of 72 round Milngavie on Sunday.

Lanarkshire also won both the Senior and Junior team events -

Winner of the best Handicap was Lori MacDonald (D&A)

West of Scotland Championship

Good luck to the following members who are playing in the West of Scotland Championship at Milngavie on Sunday 7 May -


Sara Ann Bottonley

Sarah Ramsay

Lorna Ronnie


Kirsty Howe

Tammi Grady

Good luck to all and enjoy the day

Winter foursomes result

Blue skies and sunshine on show at Prestwick St Nicholas for the final of our winter foursomes competition. Less than a week after finishing runner up in this year's championship Susan Dumigan and her partner Sheila Shedden took on clubmates Katie Hodge and June Dempster 

L to R June Dempster, Katie Hodge, Sheila Shedden, Susan Dumigan

Susan and Sheila got off to a flying start with Sheila chipping in for a 2 at the second to go 2 up.

The game was all square after 11 but then Sheila and Susan recorded another 2 at the short 12th

Katie and June then hit a winning streak to win the match on the 16th by 3 and 2.

All smiles after the match, congratulations all for making the final and well to Katie and June

Winter Foursomes Final

Good luck to our winter foursomes finalists who are playing tomorrow at Prestwick St Nicholas Golf Club.

Sheila Shedden and Susan Dumigan

Katie Hodge and June Dempster 

Tee off 12.44 - spectators welcome!

Hole in one

Less than 24 hours after finishing runner up in our championship Susan Dumigan was out playing in the regular Thursday competition at St Nicholas and had a hole in one at the 12th hole!

This is Susan's second hole in one having holed out at the 10th a number of years ago.

Well done Susan!

Champion Roz

There was a great display of golf from both players this afternoon in very tricky conditions. 

Susan took an early lead but the match was squared at the 5th. Roz took a 2 hole lead into the back 9 which she extended to 3 after the 12th. Susan did get one back but Roz held on to win her first County Championship at the 16th hole.

Great to see so many members, past and present, out supporting the girls.

The final is under way


All St Nicholas final

Susan Dumigan continued her good form by beating Jennifer Bell at the 17th hole to book her place in the Championship final.

Another tight game in the bottom half which went all the way to the 18th hole where last year's runner up Roz Purdom won through to her second final.

Semi finals

The semi finals are under way on another sunny day in Prestwick!

With no past winners left in the field we look forward to welcoming a new Ayrshire champion this evening.

Quarter Final results

A beautiful, sunny day today but a tricky breeze for the players to contend with.

Having defeated the top seed in the morning, Susan Dumigan went on to book her place in the semi finals with a win over Jocelyn Faris this afternoon. Susan will now play Jennifer Bell who beat Louise Milligan at the 16th hole. This will be the first appearance in the semi finals for Susan and Jennifer.

Susan and Jocelyn

                                                                     Louise and Jennifer

In the bottom half of the draw Audrey Thompson, runner up in 2013 and 2019, beat Alison Jarvie to secure her semi final place where she will play 2022 runner up Roz Purdom after her defeat of Joanne Sharp.

                                                                    Alison and Audrey

                                                                      Joanne and Roz

Semi finals begin at 0930 tomorrow morning and the final will start at 1400, spectators will be very welcome.

Championship update

There was an upset in the top game of this mornings match play when top qualifier, Jenny Linklater, lost out to Susan Dumigan at the 20th hole.

Susan will now play Jocelyn Faris who won her game against Sara Bottomley.

Jennifer Bell plays Louise Milligan this afternoon and in the bottom half of the draw it's Audrey Thompson against Alison Jarvie and Roz Purdom plays Joanne Sharp.


One hundred ladies enjoyed a beautiful day at Prestwick St Nicholas for our County Championship.

First on the tee at 0900 this morning was Jenny Linklater (Largs) who returned the best scratch score of the day with a 77 and will go in to the match play stages as top qualifier and winner of the Silver King Trophy.

Second scratch was her playing partner Audrey Thompson (Loudoun) with an 81 beating Roz Purdom (St Nicholas) on the better inward half.

Joining them in the match play draw are Lorna Ronnie (Barassie), Louise Milligan (Irvine), Alex Glennie (Barassie), Debbie Peberdy (Barassie), Sara Ann Bottomley (Troon Ladies), Jocelyn Faris (West Kilbride), Allison Jarvie (St Nicholas), Joanne Sharp (Barassie), Alex Sargent (Skelmorlie), Jennifer Bell (West Kilbride), Anne Gilbert (Kilbirnie), Diane Shaw (Dalmilling) and Susan Dumigan (St Nicholas)

Handicap results -

Division one

1st Liz Fitzpatrick (Barassie) 85 - 14 = 71 bih

2nd Janet Harkness (Skelmorlie) 91 - 20 = 71

Division two

1st Elspeth Howie (Skelmorlie) 102 - 31 = 71

2nd Elza Chapman (Barassie) 98 - 26 = 72 bih

The following ladies had 2s 

Joanne Sharp, Lynda Laing, Debbie Peberdy, Alex Sargent, Diane Shaw, Jean Capes and Ann Young.

Full results on HowdidIdo

West of Scotland Ladies Championship

Entries are now open for the West of Scotland Championship. This is open to all members of the West Ladies County Golf Associations with a maximum handicap index of 20.4.

D&A are hosting the event this year which is being played over Milngavie Golf Course on Sunday 7 May, closing date for entries is 29 April.

Junior Salver

Congratulations to Kirsty Howe who won the recent Spring Salver competition with a great score at Barassie of 87-21=66

We also had our pre handicappers at Barassie, some are pictured here with the rest of the salver competitors. 

Well done to all the girls who took part, thanks to our Junior convenors Lesley Barker and Vicki Cameron and to the committee members and parents who came along to help.

Finally, thank you to Kilmarnock Barassie for the courtesy of the course and their hospitality.

Winter Foursomes Final

It will be an all St Nicholas final for this years Winter Foursomes.

Sheila Shedden and Susan Dumigan booked their place with a win over Skelmorlie pairing of Grace Kennedy and Angela Lyden.

Today Katie Hodge and June Dempster booked their place with a win on the 18th hole against Sheila Adams and Julie Mackie.

Well done to all 4 semi finalists and good luck to the finalists.

Date and venue to be confirmed

Semi finalists confirmed for Winter Foursomes

The remaining 2 spots in the Winter Foursomes semi finals have now been filled. Following in the success of their clubmates, the Skelmorlie pairing of Grace Kennedy and Angela Lyden booked their place with a win over Annette Paterson (St Nicholas) and Jean Tannock (Welbeck). They will now play Sheila Shedden and Susan Dumigan - both St Nicholas.

In the other half of the draw Sheila Adams (Loudoun) and Julie Mackie (Troon Ladies) won a very close match against the St Nicholas pairing of Mara Lindsay and Anne McGillivray. They will now face another St Nicholas pairing in the semi final, Katie Hodge and June Dempster.

Good luck to all

Beetle drive

Over 70 members and friends enjoyed a social night at Irvine golf club with a beetle drive, quiz and bingo.

It was the First social event held since pre covid and the support from our members was great. It was also nice to see some of our new members joining in the fun.

The proceeds from the night went to the earthquake disaster fund and, after gift aiding we were able to donate £817.50.

The Captain and committee would like to thank all who attended and those who brought raffle prizes and donations.