ALL THE LATEST NEWS ON AMATEUR GOLF IN AYRSHIRE

Saturday, February 27, 2021

GOVERNING BODIES PROPOSE MAJOR CHANGES TO RULES OF AMATEUR STATUS

The R&A and the USGA have announced proposals for significant changes to the Rules of Amateur Status that govern the game worldwide. 



Feeling the need for the Rules to be brought up to date to reflect today’s amateur game and ensure that the Rules are easier to understand and apply, the two governing bodies of world golf began the review in 2017.

The proposed Rules, along with explanations to key changes, have been posted on the R&A and USGA websites www.RandA.org and www.usga.org and feedback is invited from golfers and interested parties, with submissions being accepted until Friday, 26 March 2021.

The new Rules are scheduled to be adopted on 1 January 2022.

The proposed Rules aim to redefine the distinction between amateur and professional golf and provide a condition of eligibility – amateur status – for amateurs who compete in golf competitions. 

The essential elements of the proposed changes are:

The new Rules will identify only three acts that will result in a golfer losing their amateur status, which will be accepting a prize in excess of the prize limit, accepting payment for giving instruction and accepting employment as a golf club professional or membership of an association of professional golfers. 

Key elements of the simplified rules which are proposed include:

Eliminating the distinction between cash prizes and other prizes. 

Using the prize limit as the only way an amateur can lose amateur status through their play (meaning that entering or playing a competition as a professional would not, of itself, result in the loss of amateur status). 

Removing restrictions from the Rules surrounding competitions such as long-drive events, putting competitions and skills competitions that are not played as part of a tee-to-hole competition

and

Eliminating all sponsorship restrictions.


Friday, February 26, 2021

THREE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS CANCELLED BUT ENTRIES OPEN FOR OTHERS

 

Following the recent update from the First Minister on Tuesday 23 February, Scottish Golf has taken the decision to cancel the first three National Championships of the 2021 season.


The events affected are the Scottish Boys’ Open Championship at Lundin Links on 7 – 9 April, the Scottish Girls’ Open Championship at Longniddry on the same dates and the Helen Holm Scottish Women’s Open Championship at Royal Troon on 16 – 18 April.

There are no plans to reschedule these events in 2021.

The holding of future scheduled national events will be decided a few weeks before the scheduled date if restrictions likely to affect their completion are still in place.

Entry for the remaining Scottish Golf National Championships are now open on the Scottish Golf App and Website.

The full national Championship schedule can be viewed on the Scottish Golf website, where the relevant entry conditions and details can also be found.

Scottish residents with a Scottish Golf CDH number can enter on the Scottish Golf App and Website.

Non-Scottish residents with a Non-Scottish CDH number can enter on the Scottish Golf Website.

The Scottish Golf App will provide all on-course scoring at the National Championships in 2021, and will also provide users with live tournament leaderboards and GPS that provides accurate course information for each of the host venues.

Saturday, January 30, 2021

2021 EXTENDED COMPETITIONS - One day to go until entries close

There is only one day remaining for member clubs to submit entries for the six Ayrshire Golf Association extended competitions in 2021.


The full list of entries for each event submitted to date, Saturday 30th January, is:-


 AYRSHIRE CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS

Alton  (Kevin O’Neill)

West Kilbride (George Higgins)

West Kilbride (Shaun Hedger)

Ayr Seafield (Stuart Campbell)

Beith (Jamie Murchie)

Beith (Paul O’Neil)

Annanhill (David Pratt)

Auchenharvie 88 (Andrew MacDonald)

Routenburn (Alan Baillie)

Routenburn (Andrew Thomson)

Braehead (Connor Martin)

Braehead (Sam Findlater)

Irvine (John Shanks)

Malletsheugh (Steven Knox)

Troon Merchants (Gordon Wilson)

Moorpark (Robert Cruickshanks)

Holder/Ballochmyle (Craig Hamilton)

Kilmarnock Barassie (Scott Wilson)

Kilmanrock Barassie (Stuart Miller)

Irvine Ravenspark (William McGill)

Irvine Ravenspark (Alasdair Berry)

The Chase (Steve Arrandale)

Doon Valley (Maurice Mulholland)

Prestwick Centre (Sean Hainey)

Muirkirk (Brian Gibson)

Muirkirk (Craig Menzies)

Drongan (Andrew Carroll)

Drongan (Daniel Carroll)

Redburn (Jordan Milne)

Ardeer (Scott Ainsworth)

Ardeer (Paul Giffney)

Ballochmyle (Alan Watson)

Rowallan Castle (Stuart Robin)

Kilbirnie Place (Alan McLean)

Kilbirnie Place (Gavin Chesney)

Glacier (Andrew McLuckie)

Prestwick St Cuthbert (Scott McIlwraith)

Prestwick St Cuthbert (Mark Watt)

Skelmorlie (John R Anderson)

Caprington (Steven McEwan)

Caprington (Gordon Munro)

Troon Portland (Stephen Murray)

Troon Portland (Alistair Bell)

Troon Welbeck (Andrew Irvine)

Troon Welbeck (Kevin Thomas)

Turnberry (Steven Stamper)

Largs (Scott Davidson)

Largs (David A. MacDonald)

Prestwick St Nicholas (Simon Berrie)

Prestwick St Nicholas (Sandy Buchanan)

Stewarton (Scott Fleming)

Stewarton (Tom Reid)

Ayr Dalmilling (Adam Cambers)

Tam O Shanter (Alan Gray)

New Cumnock (James Brown)

NB Parkstone (Colin Wallace)

Royal Troon (Michael S S Smyth)

Ayr Belleisle (Callum Irvine)

Ayr Belleisle (Aidan Long)

Abbotsford (Robert Adams)

Ayr Carrick (John Doolan)

Girvan (Stuart White)

Loudoun (Paul Denim)

 

AYRSHIRE FOURBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

Alton (Kevin O’Neill & Matthew Blakeley)

West Kilbride (Mark Cowan & Drew Robertson)

Ayr Seafield (Francis McNeillie & Grant Wilson)

Annanhill (Tom Wilson & David Bolland)

Routenburn (Derek Wilson & Ryan Tweedie)

Auchenharvie 88 (Scott Turner & William Bark)

Braehead (Eddie Gilmour & Steph Holland)

Braehead (Billy Hughes & Lenny Cuthbert)

Irvine (Desmond McPeake & Andrew Raeside)

Irvine (James Brennan & Archie McLaughlan)

Malletsheugh (John Cairney & Mick Savage)

Troon Merchants (Stuart Gwynne & Gordon Wilson)

Portmann (Mark Hunter & Gary Bole)

Moorpark (Robert Cruickshanks & David Gilmour)

Kilmarnock Barassie (Russell Wood & Gordon McKie)

Kilmarnock Barassie (James Milligan & Donnie Lindsay)

Irvine Ravenspark (Joe Abercrombie & Colin Craig)

The Chase (David Connor & Dougie Beattie)

Prestwick Centre (Aidan Long & John Tanner)

Muirkirk (John Arlow & Hugh Muirhead)

Doon Valley (Robert McGuckin & Lee McGuckin)

Doon Valley (Scott Bunyan & Jake Bunyan)

Drongan (Jordan Kelly)

Redburn (Jim Hunter & Marc McLelland)

Ardeer (Hyland Hamilton & Scott Brown)

Ardeer (Frank Grant & Hugh Wales)

Ballochmyle (Jamie Rankin & Derek McMurdo)

Ballochmyle (Colin Borthwick & Billy Scott)

Rowallan Castle (Drew Parsons & Mark Gallagher)

Kilbirnie Place (Gordon Johnstone & Alan Chesney)

Kilbirnie Place (Ronnie Logan & Adam Scott)

Glacier (John Wylie & Thomas Gibson)

Glacier (Steven Kirk & Colin Steele)

Prestwick St Cuthbert (Paul Donnely & Tom McAlindin)

Skelmorlie (Billy Pollock & Sandy Riddell)

Caprington (Marc Smith & Craig Muldoon)

Caprington (Andrew Gibson & Ross Coubrough)

Troon Portland (Brian Wilson & Fraser McCall)

Troon Welbeck (Derek McEwan & Alan Young)

Largs (Andy Haynes & Neil Gibson)

Prestwick St Nicholas (Mark Meney & Gordon Wilson)

Stewarton (Alan Stewart & Alan Stewart Jr.)

Ayr Dalmilling (Stuart Thorburn & Sean Thorburn)

Tam O Shanter (Alan Gray & Shaun Smith)

New Cumnock (John Scott & Jim Morrison)

NB Parkstone (Colin Wallace & Gordon Jess)

Ayr Belleisle (Andrew Mcfarlane & Evan Armstrong)

Loudoun (Scott Gilchrist & Andy Gilchrist)

Abbotsford (Robert Connor & John Cunningham)

Ayr Carrick (John Cowan & Gary Blane)

Ayr Carrick (Steven Gray & Scott McNeil)

Girvan (Michael McMaster & Steven Johnson)

 

AYRSHIRE SCRATCH LEAGUES

West Kilbride

Routenburn

Irvine

Kilmarnock Barassie

Irvine Ravenspark

Redburn

Ardeer

Ballochmyle

Rowallan Castle

Kilbirnie Place

Prestwick St Cuthbert

Caprington

Troon Portland

Turnberry

Largs

Prestwick St Nicholas

Royal Troon

Ayr Belleisle

Loudoun

Girvan

 

HANDICAP LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP

Alton

West Kilbride

Ayr Seafield

Annanhill

Routenburn

Auchenharvie 88

Troon Merchants

Portmann

Moorpark

Kilmarnock Barassie

Irvine Ravenspark

Redburn

Ardeer

Ballochmyle

Rowallan Castle

Kilbirnie Place

Prestwick St Cuthbert

Caprington

Troon Portland

Turnberry

Troon Welbeck

Prestwick St Nicholas

Stewarton

Ayr Dalmilling

Tam O Shanter

Royal Troon

Ayr Belleisle

Loudoun

 

 GARY BRYDEN MEMORIAL SALVER (Scratch Club Team Knockout)

Irvine

Kilmarnock Barassie

Irvine Ravenspark

Redburn

Ardeer

Ballochmyle

Rowallan Castle

Prestwick St Cuthbert

Caprington

Troon Portland

Turnberry

Largs

Prestwick St Nicholas

Ayr Dalmilling

Royal Troon

Ayr Belleisle

Loudoun

Girvan

 

 PRESIDENT’S PUTTER (Handicap Club Team Knockout)

Alton

West Kilbride

Ayr Seafield

Auchenharvie

Braehead

Troon Merchants

Portmann

Moorpark

The Chase

Kilmarnock Barassie

Irvine Ravenspark

Redburn

Ardeer

Ballochmyle

Rowallan Castle

Kilbirnie Place

Prestwick St Cuthbert

Skelmorlie

Caprington

Troon Portland

Troon Welbeck

Largs

Prestwick St Nicholas

Stewarton

Ayr Dalmilling

Routenburn

Tam O Shanter

Ayr Belleisle

Loudoun

Abbotsford


Wednesday, January 27, 2021

2021 EXTENDED COMPETITIONS - Only four days left until entries close

Clubs are reminded that there are only four days left to submit entries to the six extended Ayrshire Golf Association competitions for 2021.



Entries for the Champion of Champions Trophy, The Ayrshire Fourball Championship, The Ayrshire Scratch leagues, The Handicap League Championship, the Gary Bryden Memorial Salver and the President's Putter competitions need to be in the hands of the Area Secretary by Sunday 31st January at the latest.

Entry forms were emailed to all member clubs in early December. Further copies can be obtained by contacting the Area Secretary by email at ayrshire.golf@btinternet.com

The list of entries in each of the competitions received to date, 27th January, are:-

AYRSHIRE CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS

Alton  (Kevin O’Neill)

West Kilbride (George Higgins)

West Kilbride (Shaun Hedger)

Ayr Seafield (Stuart Campbell)

Beith (Jamie Murchie)

Beith (Paul O’Neil)

Annanhill (David Pratt)

Auchenharvie 88 (Andrew MacDonald)

Routenburn (Alan Baillie)

Routenburn (Andrew Thomson)

Braehead (Connor Martin)

Braehead (Sam Findlater)

Irvine (John Shanks)

Malletsheugh (Steven Knox)

Troon Merchants (Gordon Wilson)

Moorpark (Robert Cruickshanks)

Holder/Ballochmyle (Craig Hamilton)

Kilmarnock Barassie (Scott Wilson)

Kilmanrock Barassie (Stuart Miller)

Irvine Ravenspark (William McGill)

Irvine Ravenspark (Alasdair Berry)

The Chase (Steve Arrandale)

Doon Valley (Maurice Mulholland)

Prestwick Centre (Sean Hainey)

Muirkirk (Brian Gibson)

Muirkirk (Craig Menzies)

Drongan (Andrew Carroll)

Drongan (Daniel Carroll)

Redburn (Jordan Milne)

Ardeer (Scott Ainsworth)

Ardeer (Paul Giffney)

Ballochmyle (Alan Watson)

Rowallan Castle (Stuart Robin)

Kilbirnie Place (Alan McLean)

Kilbirnie Place (Gavin Chesney)

Glacier (Andrew McLuckie)

Prestwick St Cuthbert (Scott McIlwraith)

Prestwick St Cuthbert (Mark Watt)

Skelmorlie (John R Anderson)

Caprington (Steven McEwan)

Caprington (Gordon Munro)

Troon Portland (Stephen Murray)

Troon Portland (Alistair Bell)

Troon Welbeck (Andrew Irvine)

Troon Welbeck (Kevin Thomas)

Turnberry (Steven Stamper)

Largs (Scott Davidson)

Largs (David A. MacDonald)

Prestwick St Nicholas (Simon Berrie)

Prestwick St Nicholas (Sandy Buchanan)

Stewarton (Scott Fleming)

Stewarton (Tom Reid)

Ayr Dalmilling (Adam Cambers)

Tam O Shanter (Alan Gray)

 

AYRSHIRE FOURBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

Alton (Kevin O’Neill & Matthew Blakeley)

West Kilbride (Mark Cowan & Drew Robertson)

Ayr Seafield (Francis McNeillie & Grant Wilson)

Annanhill (Tom Wilson & David Bolland)

Routenburn (Derek Wilson & Ryan Tweedie)

Auchenharvie 88 (Scott Turner & William Bark)

Braehead (Eddie Gilmour & Steph Holland)

Braehead (Billy Hughes & Lenny Cuthbert)

Irvine (Desmond McPeake & Andrew Raeside)

Irvine (James Brennan & Archie McLaughlan)

Malletsheugh (John Cairney & Mick Savage)

Troon Merchants (Stuart Gwynne & Gordon Wilson)

Portmann (Mark Hunter & Gary Bole)

Moorpark (Robert Cruickshanks & David Gilmour)

Kilmarnock Barassie (Russell Wood & Gordon McKie)

Kilmarnock Barassie (James Milligan & Donnie Lindsay)

Irvine Ravenspark (Joe Abercrombie & Colin Craig)

The Chase (David Connor & Dougie Beattie)

Prestwick Centre (Aidan Long & John Tanner)

Muirkirk (John Arlow & Hugh Muirhead)

Doon Valley (Robert McGuckin & Lee McGuckin)

Doon Valley (Scott Bunyan & Jake Bunyan)

Drongan (Jordan Kelly)

Redburn (Jim Hunter & Marc McLelland)

Ardeer (Hyland Hamilton & Scott Brown)

Ardeer (Frank Grant & Hugh Wales)

Ballochmyle (Jamie Rankin & Derek McMurdo)

Ballochmyle (Colin Borthwick & Billy Scott)

Rowallan Castle (Drew Parsons & Mark Gallagher)

Kilbirnie Place (Gordon Johnstone & Alan Chesney)

Kilbirnie Place (Ronnie Logan & Adam Scott)

Glacier (John Wylie & Thomas Gibson)

Glacier (Steven Kirk & Colin Steele)

Prestwick St Cuthbert (Paul Donnely & Tom McAlindin)

Skelmorlie (Billy Pollock & Sandy Riddell)

Caprington (Marc Smith & Craig Muldoon)

Caprington (Andrew Gibson & Ross Coubrough)

Troon Portland (Brian Wilson & Fraser McCall)

Troon Welbeck (Derek McEwan & Alan Young)

Largs (Andy Haynes & Neil Gibson)

Prestwick St Nicholas (Mark Meney & Gordon Wilson)

Stewarton (Alan Stewart & Alan Stewart Jr.)

Ayr Dalmilling (Stuart Thorburn & Sean Thorburn)

Tam O Shanter (Alan Gray & Shaun Smith)

 

AYRSHIRE SCRATCH LEAGUES

West Kilbride

Routenburn

Irvine

Kilmarnock Barassie

Irvine Ravenspark

Redburn

Ardeer

Ballochmyle

Rowallan Castle

Kilbirnie Place

Prestwick St Cuthbert

Caprington

Troon Portland

Turnberry

Largs

Prestwick St Nicholas

 

HANDICAP LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP

Alton

West Kilbride

Ayr Seafield

Annanhill

Routenburn

Auchenharvie 88

Troon Merchants

Portmann

Moorpark

Kilmarnock Barassie

Irvine Ravenspark

Redburn

Ardeer

Ballochmyle

Rowallan Castle

Kilbirnie Place

Prestwick St Cuthbert

Caprington

Troon Portland

Turnberry

Troon Welbeck

Prestwick St Nicholas

Stewarton

Ayr Dalmilling

Tam O Shanter

 

GARY BRYDEN MEMORIAL SALVER (Scratch Club Team Knockout)

Irvine

Kilmarnock Barassie

Irvine Ravenspark

Redburn

Ardeer

Ballochmyle

Rowallan Castle

Prestwick St Cuthbert

Caprington

Troon Portland

Turnberry

Largs

Prestwick St Nicholas

Ayr Dalmilling

 

PRESIDENT’S PUTTER (Handicap Club Team Knockout)

Alton

West Kilbride

Ayr Seafield

Auchenharvie

Braehead

Troon Merchants

Portmann

Moorpark

The Chase

Kilmarnock Barassie

Irvine Ravenspark

Redburn

Ardeer

Ballochmyle

Rowallan Castle

Kilbirnie Place

Prestwick St Cuthbert

Skelmorlie

Caprington

Troon Portland

Troon Welbeck

Largs

Prestwick St Nicholas

Stewarton

Ayr Dalmilling

Routenburn

Tam O Shanter



Tuesday, January 26, 2021

KEITH HOWIE - Former Largs GC Secretary and Scottish Seniors Golfing Society founder member passes away

Golfers from Ayrshire and far beyond will be saddened to hear of the passing yesterday of former Largs Golf Club secretary and founder member of the Scottish Seniors Golfing Society Keith Howie, after a short illness.


A member of West Kilbride golf club, Keith was one of life's true gentlemen and was one of a small band of golfers who were instrumental in establishing the very successful Scottish Seniors Golfing Society a number of years ago. 

Keith's was an accomplished golfer in his own right and his success within the Seniors Golfing Society was not confined to the administration side, as one of the golf titles he collected in his many years playing the game was the Scottish Super Seniors Matchplay crown at Southerness in 2014.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Keith's family and friends by all at The Ayrshire Golf Association at this sad time.

The tributes below are reproduced from the Scottish Seniors Golfing Society website, and clearly illustrate the esteem and affection in which he was held.


DEATH OF FOUNDING MEMBER KEITH HOWIE

It is with sadness that I need to report the death, following a short illness,  of Keith, Vice President and one of the founding members of the Society. 

As our president Gordon MacDonald puts it “Keith played a huge part in the organisation of the SSGS.  He constructed the first website for the Society, his drive and knowledge of competitive golf has contributed to the success of the SSGS”

He maintained a highly competitive standard of golf throughout his life, latterly playing, as we remember in Hacienda Del Alamo golf club in Spain, where he helped to organise several fantastic annual golfing trips for his pals from the Scottish Seniors Society.

 The funeral will be private in line with current restrictions. Our thoughts go to his family and friends, of which there are many.

We have received many messages from members who have fond memories of Keith and these can be read in full by opening the full article.

Keith Ross

Captain


There are many legendary stories about Keith, who lived life to the full, but perhaps they are best summed up by these words from Gordon MacDonald.

“I have known Keith for the best part of 50 years playing for our counties in the West league. He was a very good golfer, and he also enjoyed the friendship and the hospitality that golf brings.

I will always  remember the weekend Keith and Barclay Howard were staying with Heather and I in Callander for the Fiery Cross.  I awoke on Sunday morning to find them hitting balls from my front lawn over the main road into the Farmers field,  never a dull moment with Keith.

I have many unforgettable  memories with Keith, I just know the golfing world above is going to be a happier place.  My thoughts are with his family, he will be sadly missed”

Jim & Peter Kinloch have commented,

"We are very saddened to hear of the passing of our friend and fellow Vice President and send our sincere condolences to his family. He will be sadly missed in the Society as he was one of the founder members and with Gordon MacDonald and ourselves was instrumental in getting the Society off the ground.

We have known Keith since Boys Golf days and played with him many times over the years. Jim and Keith played together in the Russell Cup at Fereneze one year and were on the last green when Peter’s ball came bouncing down the hill all over the place before falling into the hole."

From Alan Harrington:

Keith was an excellent golfer starting from a young age from being a member of West Kilbride Golf Club since a boy.  He was well known and liked by many, making good friends over the years, not just locally, but all over the world.  For a number of years he took a great interest in junior golfers both at Largs and West Kilbride. 

He maintained a highly competitive standard of golf throughout his life, latterly playing, as we remember in Hacienda Del Alamo golf club in Spain, where he helped to organise a number of fantastic annual golfing trips for his pals from the Scottish Seniors Society.

I will always remember Keith for his kindness, helpfulness, fun and companionship.  I am sure many of us can recall having some great sociable evenings with him, usually involving a drink or two and always for sure, a laugh.  

It was a shock today to hear of Keith’s passing, after a short illness, although comforting to know that he was with family and it was peaceful. 

Perhaps it is fitting on the anniversary of Robert Burns, to quote something I think attributed to him, even if it’s not, it is very apt, 

“If there is another world, he lives in bliss. If there is none, he made the best of this.” 

Ian Brotherston recalls

I am very sorry to hear of Keith's passing yesterday with him being a founder member of the original SSGS committee (secretary)we as members have a lot to thank him for. 

He was a big character and a great man to get into his company . 

I was very fortunate to enjoy our many trips to Spain with him ,one of my best memories of him was he reversed his golf cart into a water hazard at La Torre ,up to his neck and he couldn't swim . 

What a man and thanks for helping to give us old boys a golfing future


Sunday, January 24, 2021

2021 EXTENDED COMPETITIONS - Last week for entries to six Ayrshire events for 2021

Clubs are reminded that this is the last week for submitting entries to the six Ayrshire Golf Association extended competitions for 2021.


Entries for the Champion of Champions Trophy, The Ayrshire Fourball Championship, The Ayrshire Scratch Summer Leagues, The Handicap League Championship, the Gary Bryden Memorial Salver and The President's Putter competitions close on Sunday 31st January.

Entry forms for all six events were emailed to all member club secretaries in early December. Further copies can be obtained by member clubs if required, by contacting the Area Secretary by email at ayrshire.golf@btinternet.com

Entries for each of the six events received to date, 24th January, are as follows:-

AYRSHIRE CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS

Alton  (Kevin O’Neill)

West Kilbride (George Higgins)

West Kilbride (Shaun Hedger)

Ayr Seafield (Stuart Campbell)

Beith (Jamie Murchie)

Beith (Paul O’Neil)

Annanhill (David Pratt)

Auchenharvie 88 (Andrew MacDonald)

Routenburn (Alan Baillie)

Routenburn (Andrew Thomson)

Braehead (Connor Martin)

Braehead (Sam Findlater)

Irvine (John Shanks)

Malletsheugh (Steven Knox)

Troon Merchants (Gordon Wilson)

Moorpark (Robert Cruickshanks)

Holder/Ballochmyle (Craig Hamilton)

Kilmarnock Barassie (Scott Wilson)

Kilmanrock Barassie (Stuart Miller)

Irvine Ravenspark (William McGill)

Irvine Ravenspark (Alasdair Berry)

The Chase (Steve Arrandale)

Doon Valley (Maurice Mulholland)

Prestwick Centre (Sean Hainey)

Muirkirk (Brian Gibson)

Muirkirk (Craig Menzies)

Drongan (Andrew Carroll)

Drongan (Daniel Carroll)

Redburn (Jordan Milne)

Ardeer (Scott Ainsworth)

Ardeer (Paul Giffney)

Ballochmyle (Alan Watson)

Rowallan Castle (Stuart Robin)

Kilbirnie Place (Alan McLean)

Kilbirnie Place (Gavin Chesney)

Glacier (Andrew McLuckie)

Prestwick St Cuthbert (Scott McIlwraith)

Prestwick St Cuthbert (Mark Watt)

Skelmorlie (John R Anderson)

Caprington (Steven McEwan)

Caprington (Gordon Munro)

Troon Portland (Stephen Murray)

Troon Portland (Alistair Bell)

Troon Welbeck (Andrew Irvine)

Troon Welbeck (Kevin Thomas)

Turnberry (Steven Stamper)

Largs (Scott Davidson)

Largs (David A. MacDonald)

Prestwick St Nicholas (Simon Berrie)

Prestwick St Nicholas (Sandy Buchanan)

Stewarton (Scott Fleming)

Stewarton (Tom Reid)

Ayr Dalmilling (Adam Cambers)


AYRSHIRE FOURBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

Alton (Kevin O’Neill & Matthew Blakeley)

West Kilbride (Mark Cowan & Drew Robertson)

Ayr Seafield (Francis McNeillie & Grant Wilson)

Annanhill (Tom Wilson & David Bolland)

Routenburn (Derek Wilson & Ryan Tweedie)

Auchenharvie 88 (Scott Turner & William Bark)

Braehead (Eddie Gilmour & Steph Holland)

Braehead (Billy Hughes & Lenny Cuthbert)

Irvine (Desmond McPeake & Andrew Raeside)

Irvine (James Brennan & Archie McLaughlan)

Malletsheugh (John Cairney & Mick Savage)

Troon Merchants (Stuart Gwynne & Gordon Wilson)

Portmann (Mark Hunter & Gary Bole)

Moorpark (Robert Cruickshanks & David Gilmour)

Kilmarnock Barassie (Russell Wood & Gordon McKie)

Kilmarnock Barassie (James Milligan & Donnie Lindsay)

Irvine Ravenspark (Joe Abercrombie & Colin Craig)

The Chase (David Connor & Dougie Beattie)

Prestwick Centre (Aidan Long & John Tanner)

Muirkirk (John Arlow & Hugh Muirhead)

Doon Valley (Robert McGuckin & Lee McGuckin)

Doon Valley (Scott Bunyan & Jake Bunyan)

Drongan (Jordan Kelly)

Redburn (Jim Hunter & Marc McLelland)

Ardeer (Hyland Hamilton & Scott Brown)

Ardeer (Frank Grant & Hugh Wales)

Ballochmyle (Jamie Rankin & Derek McMurdo)

Ballochmyle (Colin Borthwick & Billy Scott)

Rowallan Castle (Drew Parsons & Mark Gallagher)

Kilbirnie Place (Gordon Johnstone & Alan Chesney)

Kilbirnie Place (Ronnie Logan & Adam Scott)

Glacier (John Wylie & Thomas Gibson)

Glacier (Steven Kirk & Colin Steele)

Prestwick St Cuthbert (Paul Donnely & Tom McAlindin)

Skelmorlie (Billy Pollock & Sandy Riddell)

Caprington (Marc Smith & Craig Muldoon)

Caprington (Andrew Gibson & Ross Coubrough)

Troon Portland (Brian Wilson & Fraser McCall)

Troon Welbeck (Derek McEwan & Alan Young)

Largs (Andy Haynes & Neil Gibson)

Prestwick St Nicholas (Mark Meney & Gordon Wilson)

Stewarton (Alan Stewart & Alan Stewart Jr.)

Ayr Dalmilling (Stuart Thorburn & Sean Thorburn)

 

AYRSHIRE SCRATCH LEAGUES

West Kilbride

Routenburn

Irvine

Kilmarnock Barassie

Irvine Ravenspark

Redburn

Ardeer

Ballochmyle

Rowallan Castle

Kilbirnie Place

Prestwick St Cuthbert

Caprington

Troon Portland

Turnberry

Largs

Prestwick St Nicholas

 

HANDICAP LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP

Alton

West Kilbride

Ayr Seafield

Annanhill

Routenburn

Auchenharvie 88

Troon Merchants

Portmann

Moorpark

Kilmarnock Barassie

Irvine Ravenspark

Redburn

Ardeer

Ballochmyle

Rowallan Castle

Kilbirnie Place

Prestwick St Cuthbert

Caprington

Troon Portland

Turnberry

Troon Welbeck

Prestwick St Nicholas

Stewarton

Ayr Dalmilling

 

GARY BRYDEN MEMORIAL SALVER (Scratch Club Team Knockout)

Irvine

Kilmarnock Barassie

Irvine Ravenspark

Redburn

Ardeer

Ballochmyle

Rowallan Castle

Prestwick St Cuthbert

Caprington

Troon Portland

Turnberry

Largs

Prestwick St Nicholas

Ayr Dalmilling

 

PRESIDENT’S PUTTER (Handicap Club Team Knockout)

Alton

West Kilbride

Ayr Seafield

Auchenharvie

Braehead

Troon Merchants

Portmann

Moorpark

The Chase

Kilmarnock Barassie

Irvine Ravenspark

Redburn

Ardeer

Ballochmyle

Rowallan Castle

Kilbirnie Place

Prestwick St Cuthbert

Skelmorlie

Caprington

Troon Portland

Troon Welbeck

Largs

Prestwick St Nicholas

Stewarton

Ayr Dalmilling



SCOTTISH MEN'S AREA TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP - Format of national event to change from 2022

The format of the Scottish Men's Area Team Championship will change from 2022 following an overwhelming vote to alter the format amongst the 16 Area Associations this week.



The present one weekend format for the competition encompasing both strokeplay and matchplay, which Ayrshire last won in 2015, has been in place for ten years, but a recent meeting of the Area Associations decided to revert back to a qualifying section format of purely matchplay golf played throughout the season and culminating in a weekend semi final and final event.

A sub committee has been set up to formulate a detailed format going forward, for presentation and agreement with the sixteen Area Associations later this year.

The 2021 championship is scheduled to take place in Inverness in early September 2021 and will continue in the present format whilst the new championship format is agreed for 2022.

Monday, January 18, 2021

2021 EXTENDED COMPETITIONS - Thirteen days to go until closing date for entries.

Clubs have just thirteen days remaining to submit entries for the six 2021 Ayrshire Golf Association extended events.


The closing date for entries to the Champion of Champions, Fourball Championship, Scratch leagues, Handicap League Championship, Gary Bryden Memorial Salver and President's Putter competitions is 31st January.

The entry forms for all the competitions were sent by email to member clubs in early December. Should any club require further copies of the entry forms they should contatct the Area Secretary Alasdair Malcolm by email at ayrshire.golf@btinternet.com.

Entry received to date, Monday 18th January, for each of the competitions are:-

AYRSHIRE CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS

Alton  (Kevin O’Neill)

West Kilbride (George Higgins)

West Kilbride (Shaun Hedger)

Ayr Seafield (Stuart Campbell)

Beith (Jamie Murchie)

Beith (Paul O’Neil)

Annanhill (David Pratt)

Auchenharvie 88 (Andrew MacDonald)

Routenburn (Alan Baillie)

Routenburn (Andrew Thomson)

Braehead (Connor Martin)

Braehead (Sam Findlater)

Irvine (John Shanks)

Malletsheugh (Steven Knox)

Troon Merchants (Gordon Wilson)

Moorpark (Robert Cruickshanks)

Holder/Ballochmyle (Craig Hamilton)

Kilmarnock Barassie (Scott Wilson)

Kilmanrock Barassie (Stuart Miller)

Irvine Ravenspark (William McGill)

Irvine Ravenspark (Alasdair Berry)

The Chase (Steve Arrandale)

Doon Valley (Maurice Mulholland)

Prestwick Centre (Sean Hainey)

Muirkirk (Brian Gibson)

Muirkirk (Craig Menzies)

Drongan (Andrew Carroll)

Drongan (Daniel Carroll)

Redburn (Jordan Milne)

Ardeer (Scott Ainsworth)

Ardeer (Paul Giffney)

Ballochmyle (Alan Watson)

Rowallan Castle (Stuart Robin)

Kilbirnie Place (Alan McLean)

Kilbirnie Place (Gavin McChesney)

Glacier (Andrew McLuckie)

Prestwick St Cuthbert (Scott McIlwraith)

Prestwick St Cuthbert (Mark Watt)

Skelmorlie (John R Anderson)

Caprington (Steven McEwan)

Caprington (Gordon Munro)

Troon Portland (Stephen Murray)

Troon Portland (Alistair Bell)

 

 AYRSHIRE FOURBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

Alton (Kevin O’Neill & Matthew Blakeley)

West Kilbride (Mark Cowan & Drew Robertson)

Ayr Seafield (Francis McNeillie & Grant Wilson)

Annanhill (Tom Wilson & David Bolland)

Routenburn (Derek Wilson & Ryan Tweedie)

Auchenharvie 88 (Scott Turner & William Bark)

Braehead (Eddie Gilmour & Steph Holland)

Braehead (Billy Hughes & Lenny Cuthbert)

Irvine (Desmond McPeake & Andrew Raeside)

Irvine (James Brennan & Archie McLaughlan)

Malletsheugh (John Cairney & Mick Savage)

Troon Merchants (Stuart Gwynne & Gordon Wilson)

Portmann (Mark Hunter & Gary Bole)

Moorpark (Robert Cruickshanks & David Gilmour)

Kilmarnock Barassie (Russell Wood & Gordon McKie)

Kilmarnock Barassie (James Milligan & Donnie Lindsay)

Irvine Ravenspark (Joe Abercrombie & Colin Craig)

The Chase (David Connor & Dougie Beattie)

Prestwick Centre (Aidan Long & John Tanner)

Muirkirk (John Arlow & Hugh Muirhead)

Doon Valley (Robert McGuckin & Lee McGuckin)

Doon Valley (Scott Bunyan & Jake Bunyan)

Drongan (Jordan Kelly)

Redburn (Jim Hunter & Marc McLelland)

Ardeer (Hyland Hamilton & Scott Brown)

Ardeer (Frank Grant & Hugh Wales)

Ballochmyle (Jamie Rankin & Derek McMurdo)

Ballochmyle (Colin Borthwick & Billy Scott)

Rowallan Castle (Drew Parsons & Mark Gallagher)

Kilbirnie Place (Gordon Johnstone & Alan Chesney)

Kilbirnie Place (Ronnie Logan & Adam Scott)

Glacier (John Wylie & Thomas Gibson)

Glacier (Steven Kirk & Colin Steele)

Prestwick St Cuthbert (Paul Donnely & Tom McAlindin)

Skelmorlie (Billy Pollock & Sandy Riddell)

Caprington (Marc Smith & Craig Muldoon)

Caprington (Andrew Gibson & Ross Coubrough)


 

AYRSHIRE SCRATCH LEAGUES

West Kilbride

Routenburn

Irvine

Kilmarnock Barassie

Irvine Ravenspark

Redburn

Ardeer

Ballochmyle

Rowallan Castle

Kilbirnie Place

Prestwick St Cuthbert

Caprington

Troon Portland

 

HANDICAP LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP

Alton

West Kilbride

Ayr Seafield

Annanhill

Routenburn

Auchenharvie 88

Troon Merchants

Portmann

Moorpark

Kilmarnock Barassie

Irvine Ravenspark

Redburn

Ardeer

Ballochmyle

Rowallan Castle

Kilbirnie Place

Prestwick St Cuthbert

Caprington

Troon Portland

 

GARY BRYDEN MEMORIAL SALVER (Scratch Club Team Knockout)

Irvine

Kilmarnock Barassie

Irvine Ravenspark

Redburn

Ardeer

Ballochmyle

Rowallan Castle

Prestwick St Cuthbert

Caprington

Troon Portland

 

 PRESIDENT’S PUTTER (Handicap Club Team Knockout)

Alton

West Kilbride

Ayr Seafield

Auchenharvie

Braehead

Troon Merchants

Portmann

Moorpark

The Chase

Kilmarnock Barassie

Irvine Ravenspark

Redburn

Ardeer

Ballochmyle

Rowallan Castle

Kilbirnie Place

Prestwick St Cuthbert

Skelmorlie

Caprington

Troon Portland

 

 

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

AYRSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION EXTENDED COMPETITIONS - Closing date reminder

Clubs are reminded that the closing date for entries to the six Ayrshire Golf Association extended competitions for 2021 is 31st January.



Entry forms for all six events were emailed to all member clubs in early December. Should any club require further copies, they should contact the Ayrshire Golf Association Secretary direct.

Entries received up to and including Tuesday 12th January for each competition are:-

 AYRSHIRE CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS

Alton  (Kevin O’Neill)

West Kilbride (George Higgins)

West Kilbride (Shaun Hedger)

Ayr Seafield (Stuart Campbell)

Beith (Jamie Murchie)

Beith (Paul O’Neil)

Annanhill (David Pratt)

Auchenharvie 88 (Andrew MacDonald)

Routenburn (Alan Baillie)

Routenburn (Andrew Thomson)

Braehead (Connor Martin)

Braehead (Sam Findlater)

Irvine (John Shanks)

Malletsheugh (Steven Knox)

Troon Merchants (Gordon Wilson)

Moorpark (Robert Cruickshanks)

Holder/Ballochmyle (Craig Hamilton)

Kilmarnock Barassie (Scott Wilson)

Kilmanrock Barassie (Stuart Miller)

Irvine Ravenspark (William McGill)

Irvine Ravenspark (Alasdair Berry)

The Chase (Steve Arrandale)

Doon Valley (Maurice Mulholland)

Prestwick Centre (Sean Hainey)

Muirkirk (Brian Gibson)

Muirkirk (Craig Menzies)

Drongan (Andrew Carroll)

Drongan (Daniel Carroll)

Redburn (Jordan Milne)

Ardeer (Scott Ainsworth)

Ardeer (Paul Giffney)

Ballochmyle (Alan Watson)


AYRSHIRE FOURBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

Alton (Kevin O’Neill & Matthew Blakeley)

West Kilbride (Mark Cowan & Drew Robertson)

Ayr Seafield (Francis McNeillie & Grant Wilson)

Annanhill (Tom Wilson & David Bolland)

Routenburn (Derek Wilson & Ryan Tweedie)

Auchenharvie 88 (Scott Turner & William Bark)

Braehead (Eddie Gilmour & Steph Holland)

Braehead (Billy Hughes & Lenny Cuthbert)

Irvine (Desmond McPeake & Andrew Raeside)

Irvine (James Brennan & Archie McLaughlan)

Malletsheugh (John Cairney & Mick Savage)

Troon Merchants (Stuart Gwynne & Gordon Wilson)

Portmann (Mark Hunter & Gary Bole)

Moorpark (Robert Cruickshanks & David Gilmour)

Kilmarnock Barassie (Russell Wood & Gordon McKie)

Kilmarnock Barassie (James Milligan & Donnie Lindsay)

Irvine Ravenspark (Joe Abercrombie & Colin Craig)

The Chase (David Connor & Dougie Beattie)

Prestwick Centre (Aidan Long & John Tanner)

Muirkirk (John Arlow & Hugh Muirhead)

Doon Valley (Robert McGuckin & Lee McGuckin)

Doon Valley (Scott Bunyan & Jake Bunyan)

Drongan (Jordan Kelly)

Redburn (Jim Hunter & Marc McLelland)

Ardeer (Hyland Hamilton & Scott Brown)

Ardeer (Frank Grant & Hugh Wales)

Ballochmyle (Jamie Rankin & Derek McMurdo)

Ballochmyle (Colin Borthwick & Billy Scott)

 

AYRSHIRE SCRATCH LEAGUES

West Kilbride

Routenburn

Irvine

Kilmarnock Barassie

Irvine Ravenspark

Redburn

Ardeer

Ballochmyle

 

HANDICAP LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP

Alton

West Kilbride

Ayr Seafield

Annanhill

Routenburn

Auchenharvie 88

Troon Merchants

Portmann

Moorpark

Kilmarnock Barassie

Irvine Ravenspark

Redburn

Ardeer

Ballochmyle

 

GARY BRYDEN MEMORIAL SALVER (Scratch Club Team Knockout)

Irvine

Kilmarnock Barassie

Irvine Ravenspark

Redburn

Ardeer

Ballochmyle

 

 PRESIDENT’S PUTTER (Handicap Club Team Knockout)

Alton

West Kilbride

Ayr Seafield

Auchenharvie

Braehead

Troon Merchants

Portmann

Moorpark

The Chase

Kilmarnock Barassie

Irvine Ravenspark

Redburn

Ardeer

Ballochmyle