Friday, January 17, 2020
Companies, clubs or individuals can still secure advertising space in this year's edition, and support the continued production of the yearbook.
The yearbook is distributed free to the member clubs and golf courses throughout Ayrshire, with the potential of reaching 15,000 or more potential customers for advertisers.
If any clubs, businesses or individuals are interested in the possibility of advertising in the yearbook, they should contact the publishers, Ayrshire media Services of Troon, as soon as possible by email at email@example.com who will be able to advise on availability and pricing.
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
The individual behind the organisation, former Scottish Golf Union President David Moir, writes:-
I am seeking to re-establish as many of the Ayrshire Golf Association's clubs as possible in MyGolfRanking.net (MGR). MGR is a free service to all competitive handicap golfers and clubs run by my company, in League with Golf Ltd.
The registration requirement was caused by the necessary adherence to GDPR which was initially a grey area for most clubs and MGR, and the uncertainty resulted in our taking a “better safe than sorry” stance and a resultant de-registration of many clubs from our system.
Fortunately these grey areas are no longer grey and our worries are now allayed, but, unfortunately for MGR, many Scottish golf clubs remain unregistered.
Details have been forwarded by the Area Secretary to the Secretaries of all member clubs, outlining how to register for MyGolfRanking.com for the forthcoming season if desired.
Monday, January 13, 2020
The Ayrshire Golf association is seeking volunteers to assist in the servicing of the Course Rating Scheme on the courses throughout the county.
For some background on the Course rating Scheme, the Ayrshire Golf Association's team leader Mike Hazlewood has provided the information below.
This year's event takes place at Prestwick St Cuthbert Golf Club on Friday 21st February at 6.30 for 7.00 p.m.
The guest speaker for the evening is former football manager Jim Leishman who managed Dunfermline, Montrose, Inverness and Livingston at senior level and was awarded an MBE in 2007 for services to sport.
Tickets are priced at £17.50 each and are available from the Ayrshire Golf Association Secretary on a first come first served basis.
PRESTWICK ST CUTHBERT GOLF CLUB
ARE AVAILABLE FROM
Entry forms were emailed to all member clubs with subscription forms on 1st November 2019.
Any club secretary needing further copies of the entry forms should contact the Ayrshire Golf Association Secretary.
The entries for each competition received, up to and including Sunday 12th January, are:-
Thursday, January 09, 2020
Previously falling under the auspices of the Dumbartonshire Golf Union, the move to The Ayrshire Golf Association brings the number of member clubs in the county to sixty three.
The Association looks forward to welcoming the participation of the members of Dundonald Links in the various county competitions scheduled in 2020.
Entry forms for the Champion of Champions Trophy, The Ayrshire Fourball Championship, The Gary Bryden Memorial Salver, The President's Putter, The Ayrshire Scratch Leagues and The Ayrshire Handicap League Championship were forwarded to all member clubs on 1st November 2019.
Any clubs who have not received the entry forms should contact the Area Secretary as soon as possible.
The entries for the six events received to date are:-
CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS TROPHY
SHAUN HEDGER (West Kilbride)
ROBERT ADAMS (Abbotsford)
STEVEN KNOX (Malletsheugh)
MICHAEL S. S. SMYTH (Royal Troon)
PAUL O’NEIL (Beith)
CONNOR MARTIN (Braehead)
STEPHEN MURRAY (Troon Portland)
ANDREW CARROLL (Drongan)
GORDON MUNRO (Caprington)
STUART MILLER (Kilmarnock Barassie)
PAUL GIFFNEY (Ardeer)
ALAN WATSON (Ballochmyle)
ROBERT CRUICKSHANKS (Moorpark)
MARK COWAN & DREW ROBERTSON (West Kilbride)
ROBERT CONNER & JOHN CUNNINGHAM (Abbotsford)
JOHN CAIRNEY & MICK SAVAGE (Malletsheugh)
KEVIN O’NEILL & MATT BLAKELEY (Alton)
I. GRAEME CONN & KEVIN JOHN JENNINGS (Royal Troon)
EDDIE GILMOUR & STEPH HOLLAND (Braehead)
BRIAN WILSON & FRASER McCALL (Troon Portland)
COLIN GILMOUR & DAVID HANNAH (Drongan)
MARC SMITH & MARK PROVAN (Caprington)
HYLAND HAMILTON & SCOTT BROWN (Ardeer)
JAMES RANKIN & DEREK McMURDO (Ballochmyle)
ROBERT CRUICKSHANKS & DAVID GILMOUR (Moorpark)
GARY BRYDEN MEMORIAL SALVER (Scratch club team knockout)
PRESIDENTS PUTTER (Handicap club team knockout)
HANDICAP LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP
AYRSHIRE SCRATCH LEAGUES
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Monday, October 14, 2019
WEST OF SCOTLAND INTER COUNTY LEAGUES - A team draw and Youths beat Lanarkshire in penultimate fixtures
Sunday, October 06, 2019
Heavy overnight rain throughout the country, which has seen the cancellation of many other golf fixtures, saw the A team match at Kilmarnock (Barassie) GC and the Youths match at Tulliallan GC being postponed due to course closures.
The youths match has been rescheduled for the same venue, Tulliallan GC, on Sunday 20th October and the venue for the resceduled A team match, on the same date, has still to be confirmed.
Sunday, September 29, 2019
|Ruben Lindsay with the trophy|
after his first title win in 2017
Lindsay, who also won the title in 2017, faced Josh Davies (Troon Welbeck) in this years final and ran out the winner by 6 & 4 to take the trophy.
The A team traveled to Cathkin Braes seeking their first win of the series, after losing to Renfrewshire on week one and drawing with Dumbartonshire last week.
Ayrshire got off to a great start with Jim Johnston, Tommy McInally and Scott brown winning the opening three ties.
Robbie Muir had the biggest win of the day to add another point and victory was clinched by Steven Wallace in the penultimate tie with a 2 hole win.
Match details (Glasgow names first):-
Brendan McKenna (Pollok) lost to Jim Johnston (Ayr Belleisle) by 4&2
Jim McKinnon (Cathkin Braes) lost to Tommy McInally (Louodun) by 3&2
Andy Fairbairn (Cawder) lost to Scott Brown (Prestwick St Cuthbert) by 5&4
Greg Brown (Cathkin Braes) beat John Shanks (Irvine) by 4&2
Fraser Grant (Ralston) lost to Robbie Muir (Kilmarnock Barassie)by 6&5
Alan Waugh (Pollok) beat Darren Mallinson (Irvine) by 1 hole
Blair Dalgleish (Ralston) lost to Steven Wallace (Prestwick St Cuthbert) by 2 holes
Stephen Machin (Cowglen) beat Stuart Miller (Kilmarnock Barassie) by 2&1
GLASGOW A 3 AYRSHIRE A 5
In the corresponding youths match, Ayrshire played host to Glasgow at Western Gailes, and were boosted when a late call off from a member of the Glasgow team gave Ayrshire a walkover in one of the ties.
Blair Morton got Ayrshire off to a great start with the biggest win of the day in the lead tie and Shaun Hedger added what would prove to be a crucial half point in the second tie on the course.
Defeats in the middle order for Stewart Russell, Greg Cathie and Kerr Brooks gave Glasgow renewed hope but a single hole victory for Ross Caddis and a comfortable win for sandy walker in the anchor tie gave Ayrshire the match win.
Match details (Ayrshire names first):-
Blair Morton (Royal Troon) beat Chris Grant (Ralston) by 5&4
Shaun Hedger (West Kilbride) halved with Martin Friel (Sandyhills)
Stewart Russell (Royal Troon) lost to Stuart McLean (Ralston) by 2&1
Greg Cathie (Irvine) lost to Jack Williams (Sandyhills) by 2&1
Kerr Brooks (Irvine) lost to Chris McMillan (Bishopbriggs) by 1 hole
Ross Caddis (Kilmarnock Barassie) beat Andrew Forbes (Haggs Castle) by 1 hole
Sandy Walker (Kilmarnock Barassie) beat Thomas Rankin (Haggs Castle) by 4&3
Daryll Lynch (Ayr Belleisle) W/O Josh White (Bishopbriggs) Scr.
AYRSHIRE Y 4.5 GLASGOW Y 3.5
Next Sunday, 6th October, the A Team play host to Stirlingshire at Kilmarnock (Barassie) whilst the youths team travel to play the Stirlingshire youths side at Tulliallan.
DOC THOM AYRSHIRE ORDER OF MERIT - Michael Smyth takes 2019 title in photo finish at Prestwick St Nicholas
Trailing Scott Brown (Prestwick St Cuthbert) going into the final event, Michael Smyth managed to secure points for equal third in the final event with rounds of 68 and 74 for a 142 total to match clubmate Blair Morton (69/73) and edge past Brown into first place by the margin of just 7.5 points.
The Arrol Cup was won this year by Ricky Gray (Cathkin Braes) with rounds of 68 and 69 for a 137 total.
A fifth place finish for Steven Stamper (Turnberry) was not enough for him to overtake Scott Brown in second place but confirmed his third place finish in this years title chase, just 12.92 points adrift of Michael Smyth's winning total.
The final placings in the 2019 Ayrshire order of Merit were:-
450 - MICHAEL SMYTH Royal Troon
442.5 - SCOTT BROWN Prestwick St Cuthbert
437.08 - STEVEN STAMPER Turnberry
270 - STEVEN WALLACE Prestwick St Cuthbert
178.75 - SANDY WALKER Kilmarnock Barassie
175 - EUAN WALKER Kilmarnock Barassie
150 - JIM JOHNSTON Ayr Belleisle
150 - TOMMY McINALLY Loudoun
150 - ALAN McLEAN Kilbirnie Place
137.5 - DARREN MALLINSON Irvine
125 - JACK BROUN Turnberry
120 - GEORGE HIGGINS West Kilbride
112.5 - BLAIR MORTON Royal Troon
100 - STEWART RUSSELL Royal Troon
100 - PAUL GIFFNEY Ardeer
100 - ADAM CAMBERS Ayr Dalmilling
100 - JACK WHENT Largs
75 - STEVEN McEWAN Caprington
75 - JOE McSORLEY Prestwick St Cuthbert
75 - DAVID LONGAIR Troon St Meddans
75 - MARK WATT Prestwick St Cuthbert
75 - SCOTT DAVIDSON Largs
70.83 - ROSS CADDIS Kilmarnock Barassie
65 - BARRY O'ROURKE Loudoun
62.5 - ANDREW IRVINE Troon Welbeck
62.5 - GEORGE ROBERTSON Irvine
53.33 - PETER CROMBIE Caprington
50 - STEVEN McCREADIE Ayr Belleisle
50 - SEAN ADDIE Ayr Belleisle
50 - JOHNY STEVENSON Troon Welbeck
50 - GREGOR MACKINTOSH Girvan
50 - ALAN McNEIL Routenburn
48.75 - JAMES McINTYRE Moorpark
45 - GRAHAM McKENZIE West Kilbride
42.5 - KEITH HAMILTON Ayr Belleisle
42.5 - CRAIG TELFER Prestwick St Cuthbert
42.5 - STUART EASTON Irvine
35 - WILLIAM FLEMING Ballochmyle
35 - ROBERT McMASTER Girvan
35 - GREG VERNON Kilmarnock Barassie
28.75 - PETER HUME Ardeer
27.5 - PAUL DENIM Loudoun
27.5 - COLIN HUME Ayr Belleisle
21.67 - SAM McGIVERN Largs
21.67 - CAMERON SIMMONS Routenburn
21.67 - WILLIAM McGILL Irvine Ravenspark
20 - CAMERON AITKEN Largs
20 - GARY HOLLAND Ballochmyle
17.5 - SHAUN HEDGER West Kilbride
10 - STUART WHITE Girvan
7.5 - STUART PENNINGTON Troon St Meddans
7.5 - SANDY BUCHANAN Prestwick S Nicholas
7.5 - KEVIN THOMAS Troon Welbeck
7.5 - ALAN SMEETON The Chase
7.5 - JAMIE McCORMACK Irvine
7.5 - AIDAN LONG Ayr Belleisle
5 - KEVIN DOYLE Turnberry
5 - CRAIG HAMILTON Ballochmyle
5 - COLIN BERRY Prestwick St Cuthbert
5 - KEVIN McGACHY Routenburn
3.33 - ROBBIE MACINNES Rowallan Castle
3.33 - BLAIR TAYLOR Rowallan Castle
2.5 - SCOTT AINSWORTH Ardeer
2.5 - CHRIS BONE Loudoun
2.5 - CHARLES ALLAN Ardeer
2.5 - BRUCE CALDOW Kilmarnock Barassie
AYRSHIRE JUNIOR ORDER OF MERIT - Ruben Lindsay moves up to second as Ross McDonald is confirmed as 2019 winner
Ross McDonald (Kilmarnock Barassie) was confirmed as the 2019 Junior Order of Merit winner before the final counting event took place, but second and third places were still up for grabs by up to seven players, depending on the results at Irvine.
Scottish Boys Champion Ruben Lindsay (Ayr Belleisle) moved up to second place overall after a scratch score of 72 gave him maximum points at Irvine, whilst Harvey Broadfoot (Troon Welbeck) added points for a joint seventh place at Irvine to confirm third place overall for the season.
Final placings in the Ayrshire Junior Order of Merit for 2019 are:-
|462.5||ROSS McDONALD||Kilmarnock Barassie|
|350||RUBEN LINDSAY||Ayr Belleisle|
|322.5||HARVEY BROADFOOT||Troon Welbeck|
|290||DYLAN CAIRNS||Prestwick St Nicholas|
|270||PATRICK SMILEY||Prestwick St Nicholas|
|227.5||FREYA RUSSELL||Royal Troon|
|175||BEN WATSON||Kilmarnock Barassie|
|155||FRASER RUSSELL||Royal Troon|
|112.5||CAMERON McGARVIE||Prestwick St Nicholas|
|107.5||MAX BARCLAY||Ayr Belleisle|
|100||RACHEL FOSTER||Prestwick St Nicholas|
|97.5||HARVEY McDONALD||Ayr Belleisle|
|85||JOHN McCRACKEN||Kilmarnock Barassie|
|75||ALYX MURRAY||Prestwick St Nicholas|
|75||JOHN KELLY||Ayr Belleisle|
|62.5||LIAM KIRKHAM||Troon Welbeck|
|50||CALLUM BYERS||Ayr Belleisle|
|45||CAMERON JOHNSTONE||Kilmarnock Barassie|
|42.5||CONNOR WILLS||Prestwick St Nicholas|
|42.5||GLENN WILSON||Ayr Dalmilling|
|35||QUINTIN DUNLOP||Troon Welbeck|
|7.5||BEN WATT||Prestwick St Nicholas|
|7.5||JACK BROADFOOT||Troon Welbeck|
|2.5||EUAN RAMSAY||Prestwick St Nicholas|
|2.5||JOSH DAVIES||Troon Welbeck|
|Sean Addie (2nd right) with his winning college team|