Sunday, February 26, 2017

AYRSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION DINNER - 2016 county winners honoured at Loudoun event

The 2017 Ayrshire Golf Association annual dinner and presentation of prizes took place at Loudoun Gowf Club on Friday, 24th February, with the winners of the 2016 county events being honoured for their successes.

A three figure attendance at the dinner, representing many of the member clubs of The Association, were also addressed by the main guest of the evening, Captain of the Royal And Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, and Prestwick Golf Club member, Keith Mackintosh.

After enjoying an excellent meal and speeches, the company applauded the season's winners from last year, with trophies and awards being presented by the Ayrshire Golf Association President John Rushbury.

The awards presentation included presentation of medals to the 10 players present from the squad of fourteen players who successfully defended the West Of Scotland Inter County League Championship in 2016.

The medal recipients present were :-

Tommy McInally (Loudoun), Stuart Robin (Prestwick St Cuthbert), Stuart Miller (Kilmarnock Barassie), John Shanks (Irvine), Scott Brown (Turnberry), Keith Hamilton (Ayr Belleisle),  Greg Telfer (Prestwick St Cuthbert), Michael Smyth (Royal Troon), Craig Hamilton (Ballochmyle) and Steven Stamper (Turnberry).

Tommy McInally (Loudoun) with the 
West Of Scotland Strokeplay Trophy
Charlie Macneal (Prestwick), Steven Wallace (Prestwick St Cuthbert), Jim Johnstone (Ayr Belleisle) & Malcolm Pennycott (Whiting Bay ) were unable to attend the dinner and will be presented with their medals at a later date.

Also honoured during the evening was host club member Tommy McInally who won the West Of Scotland Strokeplay title over his home course in May 2016.

After the presentation of trophies and prizes, the evening concluded with a vote of thanks delivered by Ayrshire Golf Association Vice President John W. Watt.

The A squad management team of
Gordon Boyle, Allan Muir, John Rushbury & James McMurdo
with The West Of Scotland Inter County League Trophy

Brothers Iain and David Macdonald
with the Ayrshire Fourball Trophy

The winning Ayrshire Club Championship team
from Prestwick St Cuthbert
Craig Telfer, David Glass & Greg Telfer

Inaugural winners of the Gary Bryden Memorial Salver
Loudoun Gowf Club

The Scratch League Division 5 winners from Moorpark

Scratch League Division 4 winners from Troon Portland

Scratch League Division 3 winners

Scratch league Division 2 winners
West Kilbride

Prestwick St Cuthbert team manager Steven Guillies
with the Scratch League Division 1 trophy

Two times winner Allan Merry (West Kilbride)
with the Ayrshire Seniors Trophy

Ayrshire Matchplay Champion John Shanks (Irvine)

Ayrshire Strokeplay Champion
Greg Telfer (Prestwick St Cuthbert)

Winner of the Ayrshire Order Of Merit
and Doc Thom Salver
Steven Stamper (Turnberry)

The 2016 runner up was Michael Smyth (Royal Troon)
with Stuart Robin (Prestwick St Cuthbert) in third place

Prizewinners who were unable to attend the dinner to receive their awards were Champion Of Champions Trophy winner John Sloan (Doon Valley) and President's Putter winners Brunston Castle GC.

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