Wednesday, April 03, 2024

CARRICK SPEAKERS GOLF CLUB - Maybole based club disbands after 35 years

The Ayrshire Golf Association are sorry to learn that the Carrick Speakers Golf Club, a member club of The Association for around 35 years, is folding and disbanding.

This is the second setback to the sport in the carrick area in recent years, following the demise of the Maybole Golf Club a couple of years ago.

In advising The Association of the decision, Club Secretary Hugh McKay commented

"We have persevered and tried to keep going but our numbers have not been sustainable for some time. This together with increased costs, the changes in administration and the technical changes introduced by Scottish Golf, means we have decided to call it a day. We will look to join other stronger clubs and hopefully continue to enjoy the game for many years to come. 

Its a sad day for us all. I would like to express our thanks to the Ayrshire Golf Association for the work you have done over the years and I’m sure we will continue to enjoy the rights, privileges and protections that you offer with our new clubs".

For several years the Carrick Speakers Golf Club staged a succesful open competition over the Girvan golf course alongside several club events and championships.

The Ayrshire Golf Association are sorry to see the demise of one of our member clubs, which now takes the total membership to 63 clubs, and send all former members of the Carrick Speakers Golf Club best wishes, and hope they continue their involvement and enjoyment of the sport within other member clubs in the county. 

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