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.

Beetle Drive reminder

Just a reminder that we are holding a fun/social night at Irvine GC on Monday 13 February - beetle drive with a quiz and some bingo!

All members and friends welcome, tickets, at £4, are available from committee or you can pay at the door.

We also have some lovely raffle prizes on offer so come along and catch up with friends.

Winter Foursomes update

We now have our first 2 semi finalists for this years Winter Foursomes and both pairings are from Prestwick St Nicholas.

In an all St Nicholas tie Susan Dumigan and Sheila Shedden beat past winners Margaret White and Sheila McDougall at the 16th hole to book their place.

Today Katie Hodge and June Dempster beat Joanne Sharp and Chris Auld (both Barassie) at the 20th hole.

Afternoon Tea!

Eleven of our Past Captains enjoyed an Afternoon Tea at Kilmarnock Barassie Golf Club this afternoon. Margaret Sharp, Troon Ladies, was our longest standing Past Captain present today having served back in 1977-79 and she is pictured alongside Captains from the 80s, 90s, noughties and twenty tens!

Back row (L to R) Isabel Crawford, Liz Wilson, Nora McCrossin, Alex Glennie and Eila Maclennan
Middle row (L to R) Sheila Adams, Jane Finnie and Margare Sharp
Front row (L to R) Ella Walker, Nancy Chisholm and Marian Wilson

Junior Coaching

Last night was the first of our Junior coaching sessions at Gailes.

It was a very cold night but the girls turned up and thoroughly enjoyed being back.

We had 10 pre handicappers from 6pm till 7pm

We then had 11 girls with handicap for the second hour