Barrie Douglas Scottish Junior Masters

Congratulations to Freya Russell (Royal Troon) on winning this event over Strathmore at the weekend. Her 3 round total of 6 over par gave her a victory by one stroke from her nearest rival.

Ayrshire Girls Centenary Trophy

In very testing conditions, 6 of our girls played for the Centenary Trophy over Prestwick St Cuthbert golf course.

It was a stableford event and the winner was Tammi Grady (Irvine) with a score of 34 points.

Runner up was Louise Milligan (Irvine) with 31 points and in 3rd place was Sandi Rogerson (Barassie) with 28 points.

LtoR Louise, Tammi, Sandi

Thanks to St Cuthbert Golf Club for courtesy of the course.

Fun Day

Thanks to Lanarkshire County for hosting a Development Fun Day at Lanark GC yesterday over their 9 hole course. Congratulations to Stefi Rogerson (Barassie) for finishing 3rd in the 7-11 age group and Alice Jones (St Nicholas) for finishing tied 2nd in the 12 - 15 age group.

Event news

Congratulations to Freya Russell winning the Stephen Gallacher Foundation event at Dundonald Links this weekend.

This was a 54 hole event and Freya led from the start with an opening 2 over par round of 74. She followed that with rounds of 76 and 72 and won the event by 7 shots.

Second hole in one for Freya!

During a "holiday" round recently at Gog Magog Golf Club, Freya aced her second hole in one, her first being at the 4th on Portland a few years ago.

Busy start for Freya

It's been a very busy start to the season for Freya Russell (Royal Troon). Last weekend was the opening event in the Junior Tour Scotland and she took top spot with 3 impressive rounds of 75, 77 and 72

It was then on to Irvine GC for the Scottish Girls' Open Championship where she was joined by Louise Milligan, Caitlyn Bilham and Katie Ronnie.

Conditions were very tough at Irvine and Freya was one of only 5 Scots to make the cut and the only Ayrshire girl.

Freya finished tied 30th with a 3 round total of +14.

In addition Freya has been confirmed as an Ambassador for the Stephen Gallacher Foundation.

Junior Coaching

Wednesday 26 January sees the start of a 6 week block of coaching sessions at Gailes driving range. All juniors are very welcome - pre handicappers from 6pm to 7pm and girls with handicap from 7pm to 8pm 

Freya named Ayrshire junior golfer of the year 

At the Ayrshire junior league prize giving and dinner, Freya Russell, Royal Troon, was awarded the MacRobert Thistle Trophy. This was in recognition of all her achievements during the season.
Picture above shows Freya with her proud Mum, Gaynor, after the presentation.

AGM Update 

It was nice to see so many of our Junior members at the recent AGM and prize giving, here are some pictures from the night.

Good Luck Caitlyn 

Caitlyn Bilham, Irvine GC, will be heading to Phoenix in the Autumn of 2022 to take up a place at Cumberland University. Here she is signing on the dotted line.

Junior Championship

Tammi Grady

Emerald Rose Bowyer

Katie Ronnie

Caitlyn Bilham

Freya Russell

Louise Milligan

The girls teeing off at Kilmarnock Barassie Golf Club for their Championship round.

It was a lovely day for the 6 girls who took part in this years Championship and there were some lovely scores.

Best scratch and winner of the Championship was Freya Russell with a fantastic 2 under par score of 73

Best nett was a 65 from Tammi Grady, all scores are available on HowdidIdo

Congratulations to Freya Russell on winning the Girls section of the Junior Tour Scotland summer season. All the event details can be found on the Tour facebook page.

Well done to Freya Russell who was part of a winning Scottish team that beat Wales by 12 points to 7 in a challenge match held at Royal Troon this week.

Congratulations to Freya Russell (Royal Troon) on a very successful 2 days at the Scottish Girls Under 16/Under 14 Open Championship.

Freya was tied for first place after a one under par opening round at Stirling Golf Club and finished the event in 7th place on 4 over par.

Scottish Girls Update

Rachel won her first round match this morning by 3&1 against Freya Constable but lost out by one hole this afternoon against Carmen Griffiths in the quarter finals.
Freya lost out this morning to Lanarkshire's  Katie Graham by 4&3.
In the handicap matches Caitlyn Bilham had a very close match this morning, eventually losing out on the 20th hole to Lucie Barclay.

Congratulations to Freya Russell and Rachel Foster on reaching the match play stages of the Scottish Girls at Strathaven, both finished in the top 16 after 2 rounds of stroke play. 
Both girls were 7 over par, Rachel having rounds of 76 and 75, Freya with an impressive level par first round of 72 followed by an afternoon round of 79. 
Caitlyn Bilham qualified for the handicap match play after rounds of 83 and 90.

Good luck to the following girls who are playing in the Scottish Girls Amateur Championship at Strathaven tomorrow -

Caitlyn Bilham
Emerald Rose Bowyer
Rachel Foster
Louise Milligan
Katie Ronnie
Freya Russell

This is a 36 hole event and scores will be available on the Scottish Golf app/website

Good luck girls 

St Nicholas Trophy

Five girls played at Prestwick St Nicholas on Tuesday afternoon for the St Nicholas Trophy.

Emerald Rose Bowyer, Tammi Grady, Amy Hopkins

Katie Ronnie, Louise Milligan

The girls enjoyed the course and there were some good scores, it's great to see the youngsters making the most of the opportunities on offer being members of the County

The winner on the day was Louise Milligan (Irvine) with an excellent score of 85-16=69


Ayrshire hosted the annual West of Scotland inter county girls match yesterday at Irvine Golf Club. It was a lovely day and all the girls seemed to really enjoy the event. 
Unfortunately Lanarkshire and D&A were unable to field a full team but, thankfully, Renfrewshire were able to bring some extra girls along to ensure that everybody got a game.
The main event was therefore contested between Ayrshire and Renfrewshire this year and the result was a very friendly half.

Ayrshire girls ready for action

Winning teams and winning Junior Convenors

Caitlyn Bilham, Emerald Rose Bowyer, Tammi Grady, Amy Hopkins, Louise Milligan, Katie Ronnie along with Junior Convenor for the day Lorna Ronnie

Congratulations to Rachel Foster (St Nicholas) who finished 2nd at the Barrie Douglas Junior Masters, a 54 hole event held last weekend at Strathmore. Freya Russell (Royal Troon) was in 4th place, only 4 strokes behind Rachel. Well done girls.

Centenary Trophy at Loudoun

On a lovely evening at Loudoun Gowf Course 8 of our up and coming junior girls contested the first trophy of their calendar, the Centenary Trophy.

The overall winner was Emerald Rose Bowyer (Royal Troon) with a fantastic 43 stableford points. Runner up on 37 points was Amy Hopkins (Royal Troon)

Full results available on Howdidido

Thanks to Loudoun for their hospitality and to our Junior Convenor Gaynor for all her organising of the event.

Freya Russell, Royal Troon, is the new Ayrshire girls champion after an impressive performance at Darley on Saturday on a lovely Autumn day.

Runner up in the championship was Katie Ronnie, Royal Troon.

Many thanks to all who played and to Darley for courtesy.

Claire McLaughlin from West Kilbride is currently in her second year at Lindsey Wilson College in Kentucky.  After a very successful first year she has continued her good form with 2 top 10 finishes already this season.
She has today been announced as the recipient of the Jessica Smith Endowed Scholarship.
Congratulations Claire!
Full story can be read by clicking on the link below -


Junior Championship

This year we will be holding our Junior Championship over the Darley course in Troon.

This will take place on Saturday October 17, first tee time being 11am. 

Please contact Gaynor to enter, the closing date is Friday 9 October.

Postponement of Coaching

In line with the decision by Scottish Golf to postpone all grassroots girls golf activity, the Ayrshire Ladies committee have taken the decision to postpone the remainder of the Junior girls coaching sessions at Gailes.

We know that this will be disappointing, the girls have really been enjoying their Wednesday evenings, however we feel that it is the right thing to do at this difficult time.

Take care everyone, we look forward to seeing all the girls when things return to normal.

Fullarton 8 March 2020

Ayrshire pre-handicap Juniors welcomed their counterparts from Lanarkshire to Fullarton Golf Club in Troon on Sunday.  We had 9 Ayrshire girls and 5 Lanarkshire who all joined together in mixed Texas Scramble teams.

It was great to see the girls enjoying being out on the course and making new friends.  There was also some very impressive golf on display from all the girls.

We were very lucky with the weather with only a heavy hail shower at the end but even that didn't dampen the girls enthusiasm.

Thanks to Fiona Norris (Captain) and Anne Mungall (Vice Captain) Lanarkshire and to Jocelyn Faris (Secretary) Ayrshire for all their help on the day, not to mention all the parents and grand parents for their support.

Winning 3 ball - Alice, Orla and Kate

Lily, Mya and Rebecca

Winning 4 ball - Sandi, Stefi, Sophie and Eva

Isla, Emily, Milly and Jessica

Coaching at Gailes

Enthusiastic Juniors hit the range (15/01/20)

Week 2 of our Junior winter coaching tonight and there were some impressive swings on display from the first group of youngsters. Despite the bitterly cold conditions, we had 12 pre-handicappers enjoying the golf and the camaraderie.

After the pre-handicappers we then had 10 girls who have handicaps, or are close to getting them, for the second hour. Again, great Ayrshire prospects on show and the cold didn't stop them from making the most of the facilities and the coaching from Eddie.

Kennedy Salver 2019

The Kennedy Salver at East Renfrewshire.
The team was as follows: 
Luisa Gibson 
Claire McLaughlin 
Katy Hill
Freya Russell
Cristina McCracken 
Louise Milligan

Foursomes Results

Luisa and Freya lost 4&3
Claire and Katy was 1 point in w/o
Cristina and Louise lost 5/4

Singles Results:

Freya won 3&2 
Claire halved
4 other games were losses although some were very tight right up to the 17th 

Overall Renfrewshire took the win with 9 points Lanarkshire were second with 3.5 pointsAyrshire were third with 2.5 points D&A were unable to produce a team this year.

Well done to all the girls that took part this year.

St Nicholas Trophy

St Nicholas Trophy for the Juniors is going to be played at Barassie on Sunday 11th September 

We can now confirm that the Centenary Trophy will be held at Dalmilling Golf Club on the 9th of October

Ayrshire Girls in Bronze Final

Bethan Muir (Troon Ladies) and Rachel Foster (Turnberry) qualified for the final of the West Girls' Bronze Championship. Played on Sunday over Troon Portland Rachel, who since qualifying has reduced her handicap from 25 to 13, had the advantage over Bethan off 27 in a match "off the bare feet". Congratulations Rachel on your win and well done Bethan on reaching the final. In the Championship Katie Scott (Strathaven) won a thrilling final against Jennifer Rankin (Haggs Castle).

Bethan and Rachel

Centenary Trophy

Alison Malcolm (Prestwick St. Cuthbert's) was the winner of the Centenary Trophy played at neighbouring Prestwick St. Nicholas Golf Club. On a day of mixed weather with some heavy rain showers Alison scored 39 stableford points. Close on her heels was Sarah Ramsay (West Kilbride) on 38, Rachel Foster (Turnberry) 37 and Katy Hill (St. Cuthbert's) 34. CSS 72.
Well done girls!
Photos under 'Pictures'

Emma wins the double!Emma Hale (Troon Ladies), in her last year as a junior, won the scratch and handicap prizes yesterday at Beith in Ayrshire's Junior Girls' competition. Playing in exceptionally strong winds over Beith's hilly parkland course, Emma's scratch 70, net 69 was an excellent round of golf. Her 69 won the St. Nicholas Trophy by 2 strokes over Jennifer Howie (Largs). As the best scratch, Emma wins the qualifier for the Telegraph Junior Golf Championship. Bronze winner was Emma Waitzmann (Prestwick St. Nicholas) 122 (36) 86. SSS 69, CSS 70.

Photos in ALCGA Pictures

SLGA Under 14'sRachel Foster, Claire McLaughlin and Samantha McKay all played recently in the Loretto Scottish Under 14's Championship. Over 2 rounds on two separate days at Glenbervie, Claire was the winner of the net aggregate prize over two rounds. 
Claire also won the handicap prize at the Tom Lehman the week before at Lochgreen. Well done Claire, keep it up!

Scottish Girls' Championship

5 Ayrshire girls are playing in the Scottish this week at Alyth - Hazel MacGarvie, Emma Hale, Louise Duncan, Lauren Gilbert and Rachel Foster. After the two qualifying rounds today, Hazel is lying 3rd with rounds of 68 and 75, four shots behind the leader Germany based Fiona Liddell. Emma is in 8th place, 78 and 74, and Louise tied 13th after 79 and 77. SSS 73, CSS for both rounds 72. The top 16 now go forward to the matchplay stages. Lauren missed out on the main draw but made it into the Ansley Reid Salver.

Good luck girls for the matchplay:)


Faldo Junior Series

15 year old Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) finished 2nd overall in the Faldo Junior Series Scottish Championship played over The Dukes course at St. Andrews recently. Louise was on top of the leaderboard after the first round where she recorded a splendid 1 over par 72. She followed this up with two rounds of 79 giving her a 230 total. Louise was beaten only by the Under 16 winner Natasha Slater (Eng) who finished on 226. Alison Muirhead (Sco) was the Under 21's winner on 233. These two girls go forward to the Faldo Series European Grand Final in the autumn in U.S. Well done Louise, you came very close to a trip to the States:) 


Junior Vagliano Trophy

Some photos from the above trophy available under 'pictures'sent by Hazel MacGarvie.

Kennedy Salver Matches

Our Ayrshire Girls' Team gave a spirited performance in trying to win the Kennedy Salver at Elderslie yesterday. In lovely conditions for playing and the course in excellent condition, it was Lanarkshire who were the worthy winners finishing with 6.5 points. Renfrewshire were close behind on 5.5, Ayrshire third on 4.5 and holders D & A slipped to 1.5 points after the morning foursomes and afternoon singles.

Our top scorer was Louise Duncan who, along with 12 year old Rachel Foster won their foursomes 6/5, and Louise halved with Lanarkshire's Ellie Bryce in the afternoon. Three new girls joined the team this year - Rachel Foster, Jennifer Howie and Samantha McKay and all of them put points on the board for Ayrshire. Well done girls, and to all the team - you were
greatEmoji Hopefully next year we'll get a few more points and bring the trophy back to Ayrshire.

Adult & Girl Foursomes
11 pairings played at Ravenspark yesterday on a bright, breezy but dry afternoon. Results are as follows:-


1st Rachel Foster & Elizabeth Brown 31 points2nd Sarah Ramsay & David Ramsay 29 points (bih)3rd Luisa Gibson & Brenda Gillan 29 points

Nearest the Pin at 4th Louise Duncan

Nearest in 2 shots at 17th Rachel Foster


1st Alison Malcolm & Catherine Malcolm 28 points2nd Karen Malcolm & Alasdair Malcolm 26 points (bih)3rd Cristina McCracken & Fiona McKellar 26 points

On the green at 4th Cristina McCracken

Bonus Prizes: Alison Malcolm holed a 9 iron shot (120 yds) at 14th hole

Katie Ronnie (9 yrs) had the straightest drive at 12th hole, the only one on the fairway:)



Rachel Foster came 2nd only losing out on the bih in the West Girls Medal at Troon Portland.  Rachel had a net 77 against a css of 75.  In the development medal over the Craigend course, Zara Mason was 2nd and Madaleine Spence 3rd in their respective age groups.

Well done girls!

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Pictured are some of the girls from Ayrshire who attended the first of the SLGA Girls Golf days last week. This was held at Whitecraigs where around 25 girls participated in short game skills tests and putting, in addition to swing coaching with Ian Muir the SLGA Development Coach. In the afternoon the girls played 9 holes on the wee course. The sun was shining, the girls were smiling and a good day was had by all!

Samantha McKay, Madeleine Spence, Cristina McCracken, Rebecca Hale with Ian Muir

Freya Russell


The St Nicholas trophy will be held on Sunday 23rd August 2015 at Beith.

Congratulations Hazel!

Hazel MacGarvie (Troon Ladies) was runner-up in the SLGA Carnoustie Girls Challenge tournament played at the weekend. The first round at Burnside was curtailed on Saturday due to bad weather so only 14 holes of this round counted. Hazel was 57 for the 14 holes, and over the Buddon course on Sunday was 70. Emma Hale (Troon Ladies) was 64 and 75, and Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) 66 and 86.



The competition was held today Sunday 22nd March 2015 at Ballochmyle Golf Club.
A new trophy was kindly gifted by June Kerr who presented the 'Junior Girls Spring Salver' to Louise Duncan (West Kilbride)


Silver1st Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) 84 (8) 76

Bronze1st Claire McLaughlin (West Kilbride) 103 (26) 77
2nd= Rachel Foster (Turnberry) 104 (23) 81
Samantha McKay (Loudoun) 116 (35) 81

Pre-Handicap (10 holes)12 years and under Cristina McCracken (Troon) 68
Hannah Young (Troon) 70
13-14 years Gemma Paton (Loudoun) 59
Heather Kelly (Loudoun) 63

Pre-handicap Putting1st Gemma Paton
2nd Cristina McCracken

Look under 'ALCGA Pictures' for some more photos

Our Adult & Girl Foursomes competition is back! 

Ravenspark Golf Course

  • Saturday, 30th May 2015 in the afternoon
  • Open to Congu and Pre-handicap girls
  • Fun stableford competition
  • Pop the date in your diary now!
    More details to follow on how to enter, just keep the date free!  



Junior Spring Meeting will be held on Sunday, 22nd March 2015 at Ballochmyle. Registration 12.30 for Congu's and Pre-handicaps. Girls to e-mail their entry to June  - june_kerr69@hotmail.com



Emma, Hazel and Louise played last weekend in the South West Region Series event at  Portpatrick.  All three girls had great scores...... Louise was 1st with 40 points, Emma had 39 and Hazel 36.  Well done girls!


 The Ayrshire Girls' Centenary Trophy, cancelled a couple of weeks ago at Turnberry due to severe weather conditions of heavy rain and gale force winds, was played yesterday(Sunday) at West Kilbride on a completely contrasting day.  The girls enjoyed a calm, mild , sunny afternoon, quite unique for middle November.  Coming out on top was local girl,  Sarah Ramsay who finished with 38 stableford points, 2 ahead of Bethan Muir from Troon Ladies.  The following prizes were awarded:
Silver Division
1st  Sarah Ramsay  (West Kilbride)  19 handicap       38 points
2nd Louise Duncan (West Kilbride)  8 handicap          31 points
Bronze Division
1st  Bethan Muir  (Troon Ladies)     33 handicap        36 points
2nd Samantha McKay (Loudoun)    35 handicap         33 points (bih)
3rd Rachel Foster  (Turnberry)         23 handicap         33 points
Sarah  with the trophy

Back Row: Sarah Ramsay, Jennifer Howie, Emma Waitzmann, Louise Duncan, Lauren Gilbert.  Front Row:  Rachel Foster, Claire McLaughlin, Samantha McKay, Bethan Muir



    Kintyre Course at Turnberry

    Open to girls with a Congu handicap

    Sunay 26th October

    Registration 12.15pm

    £4 payable on day

PrPre handicap

  • Arran Course at Turnberry (9 holes)
  • Open to girls who do not yet have a Congu handicap, including those with a Club Handicap
  • Sunday, 26th October
  • Registration 12 noon
  • £4 payable on the day

Schools Golf International 
Emma Hale and Hazel MacGarvie (both Marr College) are to represent Scotland in the Annual Schools Golf International against England at Southport & Ainsdale Golf Club on Monday, 8th September.   Good luck girls to you and the rest of the team.

St Nicholas Trophy

The girls played in very difficult conditions at Prestwick St Cuthbert Golf Club on Sunday.  The following are the results:
St. Nicholas TrophyScratch: Lauren Gilbert (Largs) 82 (Daily Telegraph Qualifier)
Silver Handicap: Lauren Gilbert 82 (9) 73

Bronze 1st: Sarah Ramsay (West Kilbride) 102 (23) 79 (Daily Telegraph Under 15 yrs net winner)
2nd: Claire McLaughlin (West Kilbride) 108 (27) 81

St. Nicholas Trophy Winner: Lauren Gilbert

Pre-Handicap Girls
Age 12 and Under: 1st Hannah Young (Troon Ladies)
2nd Cristina McCracken (Troon Ladies)
Ages 13 - 14 years: 1st Rebecca Hale (North Gailes)
2nd Gemma Paton (Loudoun)
More pictures in 'ALCGA Pictures' at top of website.

Connie Carries Baton in Queen's Baton Relay

June with Connie



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D & A WIN THE KENNEDY SALVER The West Division Inter-County Junior Matches were played over Hamilton golf course on 24th June. D & A were undefeated in their matches gaining 2.5 points out of a possible 3 in the morning foursomes, and their girls won all their six singles matches in the afternoon. Congratulations D & A on a fine performance.
Ayrshire's team had 5 new girls in the line-up this year.......Louise Duncan, Bethan Muir, Emily McAlpine, Claire McLaughlin and Sarah Ramsay.....they joined Alexandra Brown (team captain) and Lauren Gilbert who had played for Ayrshire in previous years. In the morning foursomes, top pairing of Louise and Sarah lost 2 & 1, Lauren and Bethan won by 1 hole and Alexandra and Emily won by 2 holes. Sarah was our singles winner in the afternoon giving Ayrshire a total of 3 points. Lanarkshire finished on 5.5 with Renfrewshire on 1. Detailed results can be found on host county Lanarkshire's website along with more photos from the day.
Well done girls, you were all great, and Alexandra a superb captain! O.K..... no speech this time..........but there's always next year! I can't wait!

The following girls will represent Ayrshire in the West Division Inter-County Matches for the Kennedy Salver. This is being played at Hamilton Golf Club on Tuesday, 24th June, foursomes in the morning singles in the afternoon. The girls would welcome some Ayrshire support so if you are able to come along please remember to wear the County colours!

Alexandra Brown (Turnberry)
Louise Duncan (West Kilbride)
Lauren Gilbert (Largs)
Bethan Muir (Troon Ladies)
Emily McAlpine (West Kilbride)
Claire McLaughlin (West Kilbride)
Sarah Ramsay (West Kilbride)
Girls team against a Ladies select, played at West Kilbride on Saturday in glorious warm sunshine

Hazel Munross Trophy

14 year old Hazel McGarvie (Troon Ladies), playing in the in an Order of Merit event for the Munross Trophy at Montrose finished tied 3rd on 148 (78 and 70), a great performance in a high quality field. Hannah McCook had rounds of 77 and 69 for 146 to win the trophy. Hazel won the net 36 hole aggregate prize on 142. CSS was 73 for each round. Very well done Hazel!


Connie with her official trophy for the Girls SLGA Order of Merit title from last year

SLGA Under 16's

Hazel McGarvie and Louise Duncan played in the SLGA Under 16's Open Stroke Play last week at Strathmore. Hazel, who was a member of the Scottish team in this event, scored 79 and 75 to finish Tied 17th, while 14 handicapper Louise was 11 shots better in her 2nd round, scoring 94 and 83.  


More photos in ALCGA PICTURES

Ayrshire Girls Spring Medal

Pre handicap girls after the prizegiving

Ayrshire Girls' Spring MedalScoring was good in season's opener for Ayrshire Girls. Played over Seafield on a bright but very windy afternoon, the winner was Lauren Gilbert (Largs) with a net 67 and runner-up Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) on 68. SSS 69 as was the CSS on the day.

6 girls played 10 holes in the Pre-Handicap competition, results are as follows:-
10-11 years                                           12 years and over
1st Rachel Foster (Turnberry) 53          Samantha McKay (Loudoun) 58
2nd Kathryn Muir (Troon) 74               Olivia Dunscombe (North Gailes) 60
3rd Hannah Fulton (North Gailes) 78   Rebecca Hale (North Gailes) 64

West Girls' Fun Day
I went along to the Fun Day at Glasgow Indoor Golf Centre on Sunday.   Organised by the West of Scotland Girls' Association committee members and lead by Karyn Burns, 22 girls had an action-packed 3 hours.

The afternoon started with half an hour of golf specific exercises which very quickly got the girls warmed up!   This was followed by a rules quiz, then in groups of 7 or 8, the girls rotated round three bases:-   simple drills to improve putting skills:  pitching with specific emphasis on distance control:  and full swing where Karyn took a video of each girl and pointed out something to work on.

Rachel Foster (Turnberry), Sarah Ramsay and Claire McPherson (West Kilbride) were all there on the day I attended.   Another of these days had been held the previous week.  Pictured are Sarah and Claire.

Great to see so many girls learning more about the game, and judging by the smiles and happy faces, having fun at the same time!


Sarah and Claire

Some dates for your diary
Spring Medal (Congu's) - Saturday, 29th March at Seafield Golf Course, Ayr
18 holes of medal play. Registration 1.00 p.m., £4 payable on the day.

Pre-Handicap Girls - Saturday, 29th March at Seafield Golf Course, Ayr
5, 7 or 9 holes - will depend on weather etc. on the day. Registration 1.00 p.m., £3 payable on the day.

The next event is exciting! You may have heard of Pamela Feggans, but if not, Pamela is from Patna in Ayrshire and she is a Professional who plays on the Ladies European Tour. Pamela is keen to get involved with Ayrshire Girls (in between Tour events!) so I've booked her up to do a Short Game Clinic for starters.

Workshop with Pamela Feggans - Sunday, 6th April at Dalmilling Golf Course, 2.00 - 3.30 p.m. This is for all Ayrshire Girls, so Congu's and Pre-handicappers, all welcome!
Pamela will give a Short Game Clinic, followed by a Question and Answer Session so here's a chance to find out anything you want to know about life on Tour! Or, you might have something about your own golf you'd like an answer to. Would be good if you could come with some questions ready then we won't be wasting any time.

As always, I need to know numbers beforehand, so please let me know by Monday, 24th March if you are able to play at Seafield, and also if you can come to the Workshop with Pamela. If you are unable to come it would help me to know that as well, so that I know for sure that you got this e-mail.

Kennedy Salver Matches
There has been a change of date for the West Inter-County Junior Matches. They will now be played on Tuesday, 24th June at Hamilton.

St. Nicholas Trophy - Sunday, 17th August at Prestwick St. Cuthberts
Pre-handicap competition also

Congratulations to Hazel McGarvie (Ladies GC Troon) who has been
selected for the under 16 Scottish team stroke play championship which
is being held at Strathmore Golf Club 10-11 April


Unfortunately Hamilton Golf Club, due to unforeseen circumstances, are
now no longer able to hold the Kennedy Salver on 23rd June as
previously agreed. They have offered us as an alternative, Tue 24th
June, with tee off times at 9am and 2pm.

As it might be extremely difficult at this late stage to find another
course for the 23rd, we have accepted their offer and the Kennedy
salver will now be played on Tue 24th June commencing at 9am.


Hazel McGarvie replaced Clara Young who wasn't available so we had two Ayrshire girls in a Scottish team of 6. Emma won her foursomes game 2 & 1, and singles 3 & 2, while Hazel lost the foursomes 3 & 2 and her singles game by 1 hole. Overall Scotland's Girls team were narrowly beaten 5-4 to England while the Scotland's Boys won 9.5 to 8.5.


Congrations go to Emma Hale who has been selected to play for Scotland in the Scottish Schools versus English Schools Match which is being played over West Kilbride on Monday. Best of luck Emma to you and the team.

Katie wins St. Nicholas Trophy
Katie McGarva playing off 6 was the winner of the St. Nicholas Trophy played today over Loudoun Golf Course today. Conditions were difficult with a strong wind and also some very difficult pin positions due to an Ayrshire match taking place and also the Junior Club Championship.
Katie's nett 78 just pipped both Connie Jaffrey and Rachel Irvine who were on 79.
The bronze winner was Bethan Muir who off 36 had a nett 85 followed by Ali Roy, 24 handicap who was 89.
Connie won the Daily Telegraph scratch prize with a 78.
Pre-Handicap Girls
6 girls took part in a putting competition followed by 12 holes from the junior tees. Results are as follows:-
Putting: 1st Emily McAlpine
2nd Gemma Paton
3rd Claire McLaughlin
12 Holes: 1st Claire McLaughlin 74
2nd Rachel Foster 80
3rd Emily McAlpine 89


Lanarkshire retain Kennedy Salver
Congratulations to Lanarkshire who successfully defended the Kennedy Salver played today at Kirkintilloch Golf Club. Renfrewshire and D & A had the upper hand in the morning foursomes gaining 2 points each to Lanarkshire and Ayrshire's 1 point each.
However, it was all change in the afternoon with Lanarkshire and Ayrshire standing equal with 4 wins and 1 loss in the singles and the match result dependent upon the last game on the course which Lanarkshire won against Ayrshire.
Lanarkshire 6 points
Ayrshire 5
Renfrewshire 4
D & A 3
Ayrshire's team were:- Rachel Irvine (captain), Hazel McGarvie, Lauren Gilbert, Alexandra Brown, Gillian Love, Sophie Love
Well done girls, you were great!

Rachel, Gillian, Sophie, Hazel, Alexandra and Lauren

Lauren practice putting

Rachel and Sophie practice putting

Scottish Girls' Under 21's Open Stroke-Play

4 Ayrshire girls played in the Under 21's tournament at Inverness Golf Club this week..... Connie Jaffrey, Katie McGarva, Hazel McGarvie and Lauren Gilbert. Steady scores from Lauren 92 and two 94's, Katie started well on 79 but slipped to 85 and 89, Hazel was good on 77, 78 and 82 while Connie fresh from winning the Scottish matchplay championship last week followed this up with three very consistent rounds, 72, 74 and 75 to finish +2 for the championship and in 5th place - very well done!

Connie is Scottish Girls' Champion!
Played over Ranfurly Castle in scorching sunshine, Connie's golf was as hot as the weather! In 3rd equal place, her qualifying scores of 76 and 78 (SS 74) put her in the 5th seeded spot. She had two wins before coming up against the holder Lauren Whyte whom she defeated by 4 & 2 to secure a place in the semi-finals where she met Nicola Robertson who put out the 2010 champion Lesley Atkins in the quarter finals. Again Connie went on to win, this time by 5 & 4. The No.2 seed Tara McTaggart was her opponent in the final. I watched every shot being struck and don't have enough superlatives to describe the quality of golf from both girls. Their slender frames belie the distance these girls hit the ball, and with an accuracy akin to those in the professional ranks. Combined with superb putting this match was spectacular to watch and it was a privilege to be there. Connie was 4 under par for the 15 holes to win by 4 & 3.

Very well done Connie from all of Ayrshire, and many congratulations on getting your full Scottish junior cap. Best of luck for the Home Internationals at St. Anne's next month.

Katie, Rachel, Emma, Hazel and Lauren were also competing at Ranfurly. Katie, Emma and Hazel qualified in the top 32 but went out in the first round, while Lauren made it into the next 16, losing in her 1st round at the 20th.



Our photograph shows the girls from D & A and Ayrshire who played a Friendly Team Match today over Ardeer Golf Course. Played in glorious sunshine the girls all enjoyed their games, the course which was in excellent condition, and the lovely meal provided by the caterer after the match. Rachel, Fiona, Heather and Megan are the D & A girls in the blue tops, and for Ayrshire Rachel, Louise, Sarah, Megan, Emily and Bethan - not all in the team strip because June forgot to take the shirts! Sorry girls, will do better next time!

Hazel  McGarvie finished in 6th place with 35 points in the Highland Spring Junior Masters' Grand Final played at Gleneagles on 7th October


Three Ayrshire girls qualified for the semi-finals of the West of Scotland Girls' Championship. Played over Troon Portland on Sunday 7th October, Katie McGarva won by 1 hole against Renfrewshire's Lindsay Stevenson. Connie Jaffrey won 2/1 against clubmate Emma Hale and went on to win the final against Katie 6/5.

Friendly Match

The Ayrshire Girls team lost 4-1 to Lanarkshire in the friendly match played at Bothwell Castle on Sunday. However, all the games were very close and finished either on the 17th or 18th. All the girls coped very well on an afternoon which had a few nasty rain showers making conditions a bit unpleasant at times. Well done to both teams.

Rachel Irvine lost by 1 hole to Kirsten Brown and Heather Neilson
Lauren Gilbert won 2/1 against Alexandra Duffy
Louise Duncan lost by 1 hole to Erin Johnston
Bekki Allan lost 2/1 against Abbi Kidd
Sarah Ramsay lost 2 holes to Kelly Smithers
Becki, Rachel, Lauren, Sarah and Louise






Ayrshire Girls' Centenary Trophy
10 girls competed in the Centenary Trophy played over the Kintyre Course at Turnberry on Sunday. There was a reasonable wind blowing but plenty of sunshine making conditions lovely for this beautiful part of the Ayrshire coastline. Emma Paterson (Loudoun) who recently won the Ayrshire Girls' St. Nicholas Trophy, completed the double by taking the Centenary Trophy with 41 points in this stableford competition. Results below:-

Silver 1st Lauren Gilbert (Largs) 39 points
2nd Rachel Irvine (Largs) 35 points
3rd Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) 34 points

Bronze 1st Emma Paterson (Loudoun) 41 points - Trophy Winner
2nd Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) 40 points
3rd Fiona Campbell (Bentinck Ladies) 25 points

The Pre-Handicap girls played the 9 hole Arran Course - results are as follows:-

1st Rachel Hart (Troon Ladies) 48 bih
2nd Emily McAlpine (West Kilbride) 48
3rd Alison Malcolm (Prestwick St. Nicholas) 59

Putting Competition winner was Alison Malcolm

Congu girls at Turnberry

Pre Handicap Girls at Turnberry

Two Ayrshire girls took the top awards in the above competition played on Saturday 25th August. Emma Hale (Troon Ladies) had a magnificient 2 over par round of 75 to win the Nancy Chisholm trophy for the best scratch, while Louise Duncan (W. K.) had a great round of 91 giving her a net 67 to win the Kandy Bar Cup.  Well done girls, keep it up!

Prizewinners at West Kilbride Girls Open


 Ardeer was in lovely condition last weekend for our girls playing in their 'Major', the St Nicholas Trophy.  Scoring was very good which resulted in the CSS reducing to 70.  Connie Jaffrey's scratch score of 72 will be entered into the Telegraph Junior Championship, but it was Emma Paterson with a super net 66 who was the winner of the St Nicholas Trophy.

Silver  1st     Grace Mackie (Troon Ladies)     78 (9)  69
            2nd    Connie Jaffrey  (Troon Ladies)  72  (1) 71

Bronze  1st    Emma Paterson  (Loudoun)        92  (26) 66
              2nd  Louise Duncan   (W K)               97  (24)  73

5 girls played 9 holes from forward tees in the pre-handicap competition where Alison Malcolm (Prestwick St Nicholas) won the first prize, with Emma Turner (West Kilbride) coming 2nd.  Amy MacPherson (Largs) won the putting competition.
Pre handicappers at Ardeer

Congu girls at Ardeer

Scottish Girls' Junior Open Stroke Play

Linzi Allan, Connie Jaffrey, Katie McGarva, Emma Hale and Hazel McGarvie all played in the 54 hole Stroke Play event over the Landsdown Course at Blairgowrie this week. Connie led the field after the first round and won the Best Under 18's Scratch Prize, and finished a creditable 8th overall after 54 holes - 71, 80, 79.

Linzi, in her last year of eligibility, won the Prize for Best Nett in the Under 21's in round 3 - nett 73 against a CSS of 75.

Hazel, who is only 12 years old, won the Best Scratch in the Under 15's over the 54 holes, recording 82, 78, 84 - Congratulations Hazel - a superb performance!

Scottish Girls' Junior Open Stroke Play

Linzi Allan, Connie Jaffrey, Katie McGarva, Emma Hale and Hazel McGarvie all played in the 54 hole Stroke Play event over the Landsdown Course at Blairgowrie this week. Connie led the field after the first round and won the Best Under 18's Scratch Prize, and finished a creditable 8th overall after 54 holes - 71, 80, 79.

Linzi, in her last year of eligibility, won the Prize for Best Nett in the Under 21's in round 3 - nett 73 against a CSS of 75.

Hazel, who is only 12 years old, won the Best Scratch in the Under 15's over the 54 holes, recording 82, 78, 84 - Congratulations Hazel - a superb performance!

Success for Lanarkshire Girls
Lanarkshire recorded a fine win against Ayrshire in their first Friendly Match of the season. This was played over Ballochmyle Golf Course which was in excellent condition in spite of the very heavy rain experienced yesterday. Team captain Rachel Irvine got the only point for Ayrshire but with four of the five games going the full distance it was all very close.
The results are as follows:- (Ayrshire names first)

Katie McGarva lost to Emily Glencorse - 2 holes
Rachel Irvine beat Kirsten Brown - 1 up
Alexandra Brown lost to Katie Scott - 3/2
Lauren Gilbert lost to Molly Richmond - 1 hole
Sarah Ramsay lost to Erin Johnston - 1 hole

Ayrshire Girls

Lanarkshire Girls

Some Action Shots 
Katie McGarva
Alexandra Brown                                                                                  
Some action shots!
Lauren Gilbert

Sarah Ramsay

Rachel Irvine



Connie Jaffrey and Emma Hale (Troon Ladies) both finished in the top 10 of the Scottish Schools 36 hole event held on Monday, 11th June at Murrayshall. Well done!


Some of our girls did scoreboarding on the final day at the Helen Holm competition on Sunday.
The standard of golf was very good in the very cold windy conditions ,so hopefully our young girls picked up some tips along the way.
Emma and Emily
Sophie and Hazel
Louise and Ava

Emma, Emily, Sophie, Hazel, Louise and Ava

Winter Series Finals

Connie Jaffrey, Katie Mc Garva, & Emma Hale took the top three spots in the 3rd Winter Series for the West area thus securing their places in the Final which was held over the Jubilee Course at St. Andrews last Sunday, March 25th.
Lauren Whyte was the overall winner with a 73 scratch. Connie was a very creditable 3rd with a 79 scratch. Katie had 82 and Emma 86, however Katie won the Best nett prize.
Very well done to all three girls and we wish them well for the coming season.


The first junior medal will take place on Sunday 15th April at Prestwick St. Nicholas Golf Club.
2.00pm for Congu Girls.  Registration at 1.30pm.  £4 payable on the day.
Tee-times for Pre-Handicap girls will be from 3.00pm. Registration from 2.30pm. £3 payable on the day.
 A putting competition will be held before the start of play.


Three girls from our County, all members of Troon Ladies, played this week in the SLGA Under 16's at Strathmore and June Kerr took some time out along with a friend to go and watch them in action.  Connie Jaffrey had a slightly disappointing 81 on the first day but posted a fine 75 on Day 2.  Emma Hale had a good start with a 76 on Day 1 but slipped to an 83 the following day, while Hazel McGarvie had an 83 and 77, both excellent rounds for a 10 handicapper.  Hazel's impressive second round won her the prize for the Best Nett in the under 13 category.  Well done to Hazel!!  Connie was a member of Scotland's 1st team who finished runners-up to Italy in the team event.  The weather was pretty cold for both days so not the easiest of conditions but this didn't seem to hinder the competitors who executed an extremely amazing high standard of golf.
Hazel at the Prizegiving
Hazel ready to play
June, Connie and Aileen

Results of the Spring Medal played on Sunday 15th April at Prestwick St Nicholas
SSS 72     CSS 75

Silver     1st     Rachel Irvine        86  (11)  75
               2nd   Hazel McGarvie    87  (9)    78   (better inward half)
Bronze   1st    Emma Paterson     112 (36)  76
               2nd   Louise Duncan      106 (26)  80

Pre-H'Caps     Under 12's     1st   Alison Malcolm
                                               2nd  Sarah Ramsay
                         12 & above    1st   Emily McAlpine
                                               2nd  Sophie Craig

Group Photograph
Rachel & Connie
Katie & Emma
Lauren & Lousie
Emma & Ali

                                                                            Alison Emily & Sarah