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Monday, January 30, 2023

AYRSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION EXTENDED COMPETITIONS - Less than two weeks until entries close

Clubs and prospective competition entrants are reminded that the closing date for entries to the 2023 Ayrshire Golf Association extended competitions is less than two weeks away, with all entries to be in the hands of the Area Secretary by the 12th of February.

Entry forms for all the competitions noted below have been emailed to club secretaries some weeks ago. If any further copies of the entry forms are needed, contact should be made by email with the Area Secretary at ayrshire.golf@btinternet.com,, and this will be arranged.

The new Mixed Greensomes Knockout Competition is the one competition on this list which is not a single entry representing member clubs, but is instead an event where a pairing of one male and one female golfer, who must both be members of an Ayrshire Golf Association affiliated club but do not both need to be from the same club, enter as a pair. Entry forms for this event are available from Club Secretaries, from the Area Secretary by email at ayrshire.golf@btinternet.com, or can be downloaded from the appropriate link on the left of the Ayrshire Golf Association web page (desktop version).

The entries received for each event to date, 30th January 2023, are:- 


MENS CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS TROPHY

1 - HOLDER – Blair Morton

2 – TROON ST MEDDANS – Ted Gilligan

3 – ROYAL TROON – Stephen Machin

4 – WEST KILBRIDE – Louis Fleming

5 – REDBURN – James McIntyre

6 – AYR DALMILLING – Steven Corrigan

7 – ALTON – Kierean Reid

8 – TROON PORTLAND – Robbie Stewart

9 – AYR SEAFIELD – Ryan Morrison

10 – DRONGAN – Brian McGarrity

11 – IRVINE – Daniel Forbes

12 – CAPRINGTON – Steven McEwan

13 – NEW CUMNOCK – Kevin Cunning

14 – MUIRKIRK – Craig Menzies

15 – AYRSHIRE STROKEPLAY WINNER – Scott Brown

16 – AUCHENHARVIE 88 – Andy MacDonald

17 – ROWALLAN CASTLE – Robbie MacInnes

18 – KILMARNOCK BARASSIE – Stuart Dunlop

19 – ROUTENBURN – Andrew Thomson

20 – BALLOCHMYLE – Craig Hamilton

21 – PRESTWICK ST NICHOLAS – Stephen King

22 – MOORPARK – Alan Burns

23 – IRVINE RAVENSPARK – Alasdair Berry

24 – TAM O SHANTER – Charles Doyle

25 – AYR CARRICK – Murray McBride

26 – TURNBERRY – David Nelson

27 – STEWARTON – Barry McDonnell

28 – AYR BELLEISLE – Aidan Long

29 – TROON WELBECK – Scott Martin

30 – MALLETSHEUGH – Andrew Armour

 

WOMAN’S CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS TROPHY

1 – TROON WELBECK – Louise Thrippleton

2 – BELLEISLE LADIES – Debbie Watt

 

AYRSHIRE FOURBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

1 – TROON ST MEDDANS (George Macdonald & Peter Clark)

2 – WEST KILBRIDE (Billy Jack & David Mackie)

3 – REDBURN Hamish Gaffney & Jordan Milne)

4 – AYR DALMILLING (William Simpson & Mark Adams)

5 – ALTON (Kierean Reid & Willie Crozier)

6 – TROON PORTLAND (Michael Henderson & Gary Gorman)

7 – AYR SEAFIELD – Blair McKee & Andy Kilday)

8 – DRONGAN (Daniel Carroll & Stuart Wightman)

9 – IRVINE (Mark Anderson & Ian Hogg)

10 – CAPRINGTON (Robert Liddell & Wilhelm Smith)

11 – GLACIER (Ross Coubrough & Michael Cherry)

12 – NEW CUMNOCK (Liam McBlain & Grant Wilkes)

13 – MUIRKIRK (Steven Bradford & John Arlow)

14 – AUCHENHARVIE 88 (Les Knox & Wullie Young)

15 – ROWALLAN CASTLE (Robin Gemmell & John Tully)

16 – KILMARNOCK BARASSIE (Daniel McBride & Greg Vernon)

17 – ROUTENBURN (Steven Gallacher & Stuart Reid)

18 – BALLOCHMYLE (Alistair Devlin & Gary McKay)

19 – PRESTWICK ST NICHOLAS (Arron Cameron & Mark Hainey)

20 – MOORPARK (Norman Clancey & Brian Rorison)

21 – IRVINE RAVENSPARK (Andrew Calder & John Wilson)

22 – TAM O SHANTER (Findlay Craig & Donald Wooley)

23 – AYR CARRICK (Robert Martin & Andrew McMorland)

24 – STEWARTON (Alex Graham & Alex Gilmartin)

25 – TROON WELBECK (John Houston & John Hood)

26 – MALLETSHEUGH (Marc Reilly & Denis Taggart)

27 -  AYR BELLEISLE (Chris Rimmer & Gordon McAndrew)

  

MIXED GREENSOMES KNOCKOUT

1 – Alasdair Malcolm (Prestwick St Cuthbert) / Catherine Malcolm (Prestwick St Cuthbert)

2 – John W Watt (Prestwick St Cuthbert) / Alison Malcolm (Prestwick St Cuthbert)

3 – Liz Keohone (Loudoun) / John Keohone (Loudoun)

4 – Jamie Bryant (Irvine) / Linda Bryant (Irvine)

5 – Gillian Pollock (Skelmorlie) / Billy Pollock (Skelmorlie)

6 – Lester Magill (Irvine) / Susannah Black (Irvine)

7 – Carol Moffat (Caprington) / James McGhee (Loudoun)

8 – Brian Baird (Troon Welbeck) / Aileen Latona (Troon Welbeck)

9 – Ken Goodwin (Prestwick) / Elizabeth Goodwin (Belleisle Ladies)

10 – David Tierney (Ayr Belleisle) / Debbie Watt (Belleisle Ladies)

11 – Fran Hadden (Kilmarnock Barassie) / Dave Hadden (Kilmarnock Barassie)

12 – TBC (Rowallan Castle) / TBC (Rowallan Castle)

13 – Leslie Aitchison (Abbotsford) / Doreen Aitchison (Belleisle Ladies)

14 – Jan Flint (Troon Welbeck) / Gary Burgess (Troon Welbeck)

15 – Graham Hutton (Skelmorlie) / Alyson Hutton (Skelmorlie)

16 – Michael Moore (Abbotsford) & Sheena Moore (Belleisle Ladies)

17 – Pauline Cameron (Belleisle Ladies) / Bob Cameron (Ayr Belleisle)

18 – Alistair Belford (Prestwick St Nicholas) / jane Belford (Prestwick St Nicholas)

19 – Louise Thrippleton (Troon Welbeck) / Simon Johnson (Golf South Ayrshire)

20 – Patricia Harris (Ballochmyle) / Neil Wilson (Ballochmyle)

21 – Jean Phillips (Ballochmyle) / Ralph Griffiths (Ballochmyle)

22 – Rose M Crawford (Ballochmyle) / Alexander Crawford (Ballochmyle)

23 – Angela Hughes (Irvine) / Douglas Gillespie (West Kilbride)

24 – Arlene Sinclair (Irvine) / Stuart Wallace (Irvine)

25 – Jean Tannock (Troon Welbeck) / Robert Dalziel (Troon Welbeck)

  

AYRSHIRE SCRATCH LEAGUES

1 – TROON ST MEDDANS

2 – ROYAL TROON

3 – WEST KILBRIDE

4 – REDBURN

5 – TROON PORTLAND

6 – IRVINE

7 – CAPRINGTON

8 – KILMARNOCK BARASSIE

9 – ROWALLAN CASTLE

10 – BALLOCHMYLE

11 – PRESTWICK ST NICHOLAS

12 – IRVINE RAVENSPARK

13 – TROON WELBECK

14 – AYR BELLEISLE

 

GARY BRYDEN MEMORIAL SALVER – Scratch club team knockout

1 – TROON ST MEDDANS

2 – ROYAL TROON

3 – WEST KILBRIDE

4 – TROON PORTLAND

5 – IRVINE

6 – CAPRINGTON

7 – KILMARNOCK BARASSIE

8 – ROWALLAN CASTLE

9 – SKELMORLIE

10 – BALLOCHMYLE

11 – PRESTWICK ST NICHOLAS

12 – IRVINE RAVENSPARK

13 – TAM O SHANTER

14 – TROON WELBECK

15 – AYR BELLEISLE

16 – REDBURN

 

AYRSHIRE MEN’S HANDICAP LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP

1 – ROYAL TROON

2 – WEST KILBRIDE

3 – REDBURN

4 – ALTON

5 – TROON PORTLAND

6 – AYR SEAFIELD

7 – CAPRINGTON

8 – KILMARNOCK BARASSIE

9 – ROUTENBURN

10 – ROWALLAN CASTLE

11 – AUCHENHARVIE 88

12- BALLOCHMYLE

13 – PRESTWICK ST NICHOLAS

14 – MOORPARK

15 – IRVINE RAVENSPARK

16 – TAM O SHANTER

17 – TROON ST MEDDANS

18 – STEWARTON

19 – TROON WELBECK

20 – AYR BELLEISLE


AYRSHIRE WOMAN’S HANDICAP LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP

1 – Kilmarnock Barassie


PRESIDENT’S PUTTER – Handicap club team knockout

1 – ROYAL TROON

2 – WEST KILBRIDE

3 – REDBURN

4 – ALTON

5 – TROON PORTLAND

6 – AYR SEAFIELD

7 – DRONGAN

8 – CAPRINGTON

9 – KILMARNOCK BARASSIE

10 – ROWALLAN CASTLE

11 – SKELMORLIE

12 – AUCHENHARVIE 88

13 – BALLOCHMYLE

14 – PRESTWICK ST NICHOLAS

15 – MOORPARK

16 – IRVINE RAVENSPARK

17 – TAM O SHANTER

18 – TROON ST MEDDANS

19 – STEWARTON

20 – TROON WELBECK

21 – AYR BELLEISLE

 

 

 


Wednesday, January 25, 2023

AYRSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION ANNUAL DINNER - Tickets now on sale for 2023 event at Royal Troon

The 2023 Ayrshire Golf Association Annual Dinner and Presentation of Trophies will be held at Royal Troon Golf Club on Friday the 24th of February, and is shaping up to be a memorable event.

The event is being hosted by Royal Troon for the first time in it's 40 year history, and will be graced with the presence of 1999 Open Golf Champion Paul Lawrie and well known Scottish television & radio broadcaster Richard Gordon as guest speakers.

Tickets for the evening are priced at £30 each and the event is open to members, both male and female, of Ayrshire Golf Association member clubs.

Tickets, which will be sold on a first come first served basis up to the maximum capacity for the venue,  can either be arranged through club secretaries or direct from the Ayrshire Golf Association Secretary, by email, at ayrshire.golf@btinternet.com.  



AYRSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION EXTENDED COMPETITIONS - Entry update for Men's, Woman's and Mixed events

Entries are steadily being submitted for the various Ayrshire Golf Association extended competitions for 2023, with the closing date for receiving entries being the 12th of February.


The entries received to date, the 25th of January, are:-

MENS CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS TROPHY

1 - HOLDER – Blair Morton

2 – TROON ST MEDDANS – Ted Gilligan

3 – ROYAL TROON – Stephen Machin

4 – WEST KILBRIDE – Louis Fleming

5 – REDBURN – James McIntyre

6 – AYR DALMILLING – Steven Corrigan

7 – ALTON – Kierean Reid

8 – TROON PORTLAND – Robbie Stewart

9 – AYR SEAFIELD – Ryan Morrison

10 – DRONGAN – Brian McGarrity

11 – IRVINE – Daniel Forbes

12 – CAPRINGTON – Steven McEwan

13 – NEW CUMNOCK – Kevin Cunning

14 – MUIRKIRK – Craig Menzies

15 – AYRSHIRE STROKEPLAY WINNER – Scott Brown

16 – AUCHENHARVIE 88 – Andy MacDonald

17 – ROWALLAN CASTLE – Robbie MacInnes

18 – KILMARNOCK BARASSIE – Stuart Dunlop

19 – ROUTENBURN – Andrew Thomson

20 – BALLOCHMYLE – Craig Hamilton

21 – PRESTWICK ST NICHOLAS – Stephen King

22 – MOORPARK – Alan Burns

23 – IRVINE RAVENSPARK – Alasdair Berry

24 – TAM O SHANTER – Charles Doyle

25 - AYR CARRICK - Murray McBride

26 - TURNBERRY - David Nelson


WOMAN’S CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS TROPHY

1 – TROON WELBECK – Louise Thrippleton

2 - BELLEISLE LADIES - Debbie Watt

 

AYRSHIRE FOURBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

1 – TROON ST MEDDANS (George Macdonald & Peter Clark)

2 – WEST KILBRIDE (Billy Jack & David Mackie)

3 – REDBURN Hamish Gaffney & Jordan Milne)

4 – AYR DALMILLING (William Simpson & Mark Adams)

5 – ALTON (Kierean Reid & Willie Crozier)

6 – TROON PORTLAND (Michael Henderson & Gary Gorman)

7 – AYR SEAFIELD – Blair McKee & Andy Kilday)

8 – DRONGAN (Daniel Carroll & Stuart Wightman)

9 – IRVINE (Mark Anderson & Ian Hogg)

10 – CAPRINGTON (Robert Liddell & Wilhelm Smith)

11 – GLACIER (Ross Coubrough & Michael Cherry)

12 – NEW CUMNOCK (Liam McBlain & Grant Wilkes)

13 – MUIRKIRK (Steven Bradford & John Arlow)

14 – AUCHENHARVIE 88 (Les Knox & Wullie Young)

15 – ROWALLAN CASTLE (Robin Gemmell & John Tully)

16 – KILMARNOCK BARASSIE (Daniel McBride & Greg Vernon)

17 – ROUTENBURN (Steven Gallacher & Stuart Reid)

18 – BALLOCHMYLE (Alistair Devlin & Gary McKay)

19 – PRESTWICK ST NICHOLAS (Arron Cameron & Mark Hainey)

20 – MOORPARK (Norman Clancey & Brian Rorison)

21 – IRVINE RAVENSPARK (Andrew Calder & John Wilson)

22 – TAM O SHANTER (Findlay Craig & Donald Wooley)

23 - AYR CARRICK (Robert Martin & Andrew McMorland)

 

MIXED GREENSOMES KNOCKOUT

1 – Alasdair Malcolm (Prestwick St Cuthbert) / Catherine Malcolm (Prestwick St Cuthbert)

2 – John W Watt (Prestwick St Cuthbert) / Alison Malcolm (Prestwick St Cuthbert)

3 – Liz Keohone (Loudoun) / John Keohone (Loudoun)

4 – Jamie Bryant (Irvine) / Linda Bryant (Irvine)

5 – Gillian Pollock (Skelmorlie) / Billy Pollock (Skelmorlie)

6 – Lester Magill (Irvine) / Susannah Black (Irvine)

7 – Carol Moffat (Caprington) / James McGhee (Loudoun)

8 – Brian Baird (Troon Welbeck) / Aileen Latona (Troon Welbeck)

9 – Ken Goodwin (Prestwick) / Elizabeth Goodwin (Belleisle Ladies)

10 – David Tierney (Ayr Belleisle) / Debbie Watt (Belleisle Ladies)

11 – Fran Hadden (Kilmarnock Barassie) / Dave Hadden (Kilmarnock Barassie)

12 – TBC (Rowallan Castle) / TBC (Rowallan Castle)

13 – Leslie Aitchison (Abbotsford) / Doreen Aitchison (Belleisle Ladies)

14 – Jan Flint (Troon Welbeck) / Gary Burgess (Troon Welbeck)

15 – Graham Hutton (Skelmorlie) / Alyson Hutton (Skelmorlie)

16 – Michael Moore (Abbotsford) / Sheena Moore (Belleisle Ladies)

17 - Pauline Cameron (Belleisle Ladies) / Bob cameron (Ayr Belleisle)

  

AYRSHIRE SCRATCH LEAGUES

1 – TROON ST MEDDANS

2 – ROYAL TROON

3 – WEST KILBRIDE

4 – REDBURN

5 – TROON PORTLAND

6 – IRVINE

7 – CAPRINGTON

8 – KILMARNOCK BARASSIE

9 – ROWALLAN CASTLE

10 – BALLOCHMYLE

11 – PRESTWICK ST NICHOLAS

12 – IRVINE RAVENSPARK

 

GARY BRYDEN MEMORIAL SALVER – Scratch club team knockout

1 – TROON ST MEDDANS

2 – ROYAL TROON

3 – WEST KILBRIDE

4 – TROON PORTLAND

5 – IRVINE

6 – CAPRINGTON

7 – KILMARNOCK BARASSIE

8 – ROWALLAN CASTLE

9 – SKELMORLIE

10 – BALLOCHMYLE

11 – PRESTWICK ST NICHOLAS

12 – IRVINE RAVENSPARK

13 – TAM O SHANTER

 

AYRSHIRE MEN’S HANDICAP LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP

1 – ROYAL TROON

2 – WEST KILBRIDE

3 – REDBURN

4 – ALTON

5 – TROON PORTLAND

6 – AYR SEAFIELD

7 – CAPRINGTON

8 – KILMARNOCK BARASSIE

9 – ROUTENBURN

10 – ROWALLAN CASTLE

11 – AUCHENHARVIE 88

12- BALLOCHMYLE

13 – PRESTWICK ST NICHOLAS

14 – MOORPARK

15 – IRVINE RAVENSPARK

16 – TAM O SHANTER

17 – TROON ST MEDDANS

 

AYRSHIRE WOMAN’S HANDICAP LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP

1 – Kilmarnock Barassie

 

PRESIDENT’S PUTTER – Handicap club team knockout

1 – ROYAL TROON

2 – WEST KILBRIDE

3 – REDBURN

4 – ALTON

5 – TROON PORTLAND

6 – AYR SEAFIELD

7 – DRONGAN

8 – CAPRINGTON

9 – KILMARNOCK BARASSIE

10 – ROWALLAN CASTLE

11 – SKELMORLIE

12 – AUCHENHARVIE 88

13 – BALLOCHMYLE

14 – PRESTWICK ST NICHOLAS

15 – MOORPARK

16 – IRVINE RAVENSPARK

17 – TAM O SHANTER

18 – TROON ST MEDDANS

 

Entry forms for the six men's events were emailed to club secretaries on the 5th of January. Should club secretaries not received these, they should email the Area Secretary at ayrshire.golf@btinternet.com, and further copies can be forwarded.

Likewise, entry forms for the two new Woman's events were emailed to all relevant club secretaries on the 5th of January, on a separate email. Again further copies, if required, can be obtained by emailing the Area Secretary at ayrshire.golf@btinternet.com. In particular, if any ladies sections of AGA member clubs want copies of relevant forms sent direct to them, they should email the Area Secretary at ayrshire.golf@btinternet.com and this can be arranged.

Entry forms for the new Mixed Greensomes knockout event have also been emailed to club secretaries for distribution to members. The entry form can also be downloaded via the appropriate link on the left of the Ayrshire Golf Association web page, or copies can be obtained direct from the Ayrshire Golf Association Secretary by email at ayrshire.golf@btinternet.com.

There are still plenty of spaces available for all these events.

 

 

Friday, January 20, 2023

AYRSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION ANNUAL DINNER - Open Champion Paul Lawrie and broadcaster Richard Gordon guest at 2023 event at Royal Troon

The 40th annual Ayrshire Golf Association Dinner & Presentation of Trophies will be held on Friday the 24th of February at Royal Troon Golf Club, with tickets now available to purchase from the Association Secretary.

Making a guest appearance at this year's event are the 1999 Open Golf Champion Paul Lawrie and well known Scottish television and radio broadcaster Richard Gordon.

Tickets for the evening are priced at £30 per person and can be arranged through member clubs or direct from the Ayrshire Golf Association Secretary, and tickets will be sold on a first come first served basis.

Cheques should be made payable to ‘The Ayrshire Golf Association’, and on-line payment can also be arranged by contacting the Ayrshire Golf Association Secretary by email at ayrshire.golf@btinternet.com for details.



AYRSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION EXTENDED COMPETITIONS - Entries coming in for county events in 2023

Entries for the various Ayrshire Golf Association extended competitions in 2023 are steadily coming in, with all entries due to be submitted by the 12th of February.

 Entries submitted to date, the 20th of January, in the established events are:-


AYRSHIRE FOURBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

1 – TROON ST MEDDANS (George Macdonald & Peter Clark)

2 – WEST KILBRIDE (Billy Jack & David Mackie) 

3 – REDBURN Hamish Gaffney & Jordan Milne)

4 – AYR DALMILLING (William Simpson & Mark Adams)

5 – ALTON (Kierean Reid & Willie Crozier)

6 – TROON PORTLAND (Michael Henderson & Gary Gorman)

7 – AYR SEAFIELD – Blair McKee & Andy Kilday)

8 – DRONGAN (Daniel Carroll & Stuart Wightman)

9 – IRVINE (Mark Anderson & Ian Hogg)

10 – CAPRINGTON (Robert Liddell & Wilhelm Smith)

11 – GLACIER (Ross Coubrough & Michael Cherry)

12 – NEW CUMNOCK (Liam McBlain & Grant Wilkes)

13 – MUIRKIRK (Steven Bradford & John Arlow)

14 – AUCHENHARVIE 88 (Les Knox & Wullie Young)

15 – ROWALLAN CASTLE (Robin Gemmell & John Tully)

16 – KILMARNOCK BARASSIE (Daniel McBride & Greg Vernon)

17 – ROUTENBURN (Steven Gallacher & Stuart Reid)


MENS CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS TROPHY

1 - HOLDER – Blair Morton

2 – TROON ST MEDDANS – Ted Gilligan

3 – ROYAL TROON – Stephen Machin

4 – WEST KILBRIDE – Louis Fleming

5 – REDBURN – James McIntyre

6 – AYR DALMILLING – Steven Corrigan

7 – ALTON – Kierean Reid

8 – TROON PORTLAND – Robbie Stewart

9 – AYR SEAFIELD – Ryan Morrison

10 – DRONGAN – Brian McGarrity

11 – IRVINE – Daniel Forbes

12 – CAPRINGTON – Steven McEwan

13 – NEW CUMNOCK – Kevin Cunning

14 – MUIRKIRK – Craig Menzies

15 – AYRSHIRE STROKEPLAY WINNER – Scott Brown

16 – AUCHENHARVIE 88 – Andy MacDonald

17 – ROWALLAN CASTLE – Robbie MacInnes

18 – KILMARNOCK BARASSIE – Stuart Dunlop

19 – ROUTENBURN – Andrew Thomson 


AYRSHIRE SCRATCH LEAGUES 

1 – TROON ST MEDDANS

2 – ROYAL TROON

3 – WEST KILBRIDE

4 – REDBURN

5 – TROON PORTLAND

6 – IRVINE

7 – CAPRINGTON

8 – KILMARNOCK BARASSIE

9 – ROWALLAN CASTLE


GARY BRYDEN MEMORIAL SALVER – Scratch club team knockout

1 – TROON ST MEDDANS

2 – ROYAL TROON

3 – WEST KILBRIDE

4 – TROON PORTLAND

5 – IRVINE

6 – CAPRINGTON

7 – KILMARNOCK BARASSIE

8 – ROWALLAN CASTLE

9 – SKELMORLIE



AYRSHIRE MEN’S HANDICAP LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP

1 – ROYAL TROON

2 – WEST KILBRIDE

3 – REDBURN

4 – ALTON

5 – TROON PORTLAND

6 – AYR SEAFIELD

7 – CAPRINGTON

8 – KILMARNOCK BARASSIE

9 – ROUTENBURN

10 – ROWALLAN CASTLE

11 – AUCHENHARVIE 88


PRESIDENT’S PUTTER – Handicap club team knockout

1 – ROYAL TROON

2 – WEST KILBRIDE 

3 – REDBURN

4 – ALTON

5 – TROON PORTLAND

6 – AYR SEAFIELD

7 – DRONGAN

8 – CAPRINGTON

9 – KILMARNOCK BARASSIE

10 – ROWALLAN CASTLE

11 – SKELMORLIE

12 – AUCHENHARVIE 88


Two new woman's events have been introduced this year, along with a Mixed Greensomes Knockout competition.

Kilmarnock Barassie Golf Club are the first club to enter the new AYRSHIRE WOMAN'S HANDICAP LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP.

Also being introduced this year is an AYRSHIRE WOMAN'S CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS TROPHY competition, for the woman club champions of the member clubs from the previous season, or the runner up should the club champion not be available to play. For clubs that do not currently have a woman's club championship competition to determine their nominated participant, it has been agreed that, for the 2023 competition only, that clubs that fall into this category may, if they wish, nominate a member to represent the club in the event, with the proviso that any such nominee will have a maximum handicap of 18.0.

It has also been recently confirmed that the final of the Woman's Champion of Champions Trophy competition will take place at Royal Troon Golf Club on Friday the 11th of August 2023, on the same evening as the Men's Champion of Champions final and the senior Men's Matchplay final.

The other new event being introduced this year is the AYRSHIRE MIXED GREENSOMES KNOCKOUT CHAMPIONSHIP. This event is open to all members of Ayrshire Golf Association member clubs. Each pairing will consist of one man and one woman and the two players can be from any affiliated club, and do not need to be from the same club. This is an individual team event and not a club representative one, and there is no restrictions on the number of players from and single member club taking part in the event. A special introductory entry fee of just £5 per couple has been agreed for the inaugural competition in 2023, and entries will be restricted to the first 64 entries received.

Entry forms for this event are available from Club Secretaries and can also be downloaded, via the appropriate link on the left of the page, from the Ayrshire Golf Association website.

Entries received to date, 20th January 2023, for this event are:-

1 – Alasdair Malcolm (Prestwick St Cuthbert) / Catherine Malcolm (Prestwick St Cuthbert)

2 – John W Watt (Prestwick St Cuthbert) / Alison Malcolm (Prestwick St Cuthbert)

3 – Liz Keohone (Loudoun) / John Keohone (Loudoun)

4 – Jamie Bryant (Irvine) / Linda Bryant (Irvine)

5 – Gillian Pollock (Skelmorlie) / Billy Pollock (Skelmorlie)

6 – Lester Magill (Irvine) / Susannah Black (Irvine)

7 – Carol Moffat (Caprington) / James McGhee (Loudoun)

8 – Brian Baird (Troon Welbeck) / Aileen Latona (Troon Welbeck)

9 – Ken Goodwin (Prestwick) / Elizabeth Goodwin (Belleisle Ladies)

10 – David Tierney (Ayr Belleisle) / Debbie Watt (Belleisle Ladies)

11 – Fran Hadden (Kilmarnock Barassie) / Dave Hadden (Kilmarnock Barassie)

12 – TBC (Rowallan Castle) / TBC (Rowallan Castle)

13 - Leslie Aitchison (Abbotsford) / Doreen Aitchison (Belleisle Ladies)

14 - Jan Flint (Troon Welbeck) / Gary Burgess (Troon Welbeck)







BELLEISLE LADIES GOLF CLUB - History made as first woman only club joins The Ayrshire Golf Association

Following the changes made to the constitution of The Ayrshire Golf Association at the 2022 AGM, the Belleisle ladies Golf Club made history this week, becoming the first woman only club in Ayrshire to join the county wide body in the 68 year long history of the The Association.

The welcome addition of the Belleisle Ladies club takes the membership of The Association to 65 clubs, maintaining its place as the second largest Area Association in Scotland.

The Association look forward to welcoming the members of the Belleisle Ladies club to take part in the various new competitions being introduced this year, and in the future, for the woman members of The Association's member clubs.

 

Thursday, January 05, 2023

AYRSHIRE MIXED GREENSOMES KNOCKOUT COMPETITION - New Ayrshire event for 2023

The Ayrshire Golf Association are introducing a Mixed Greensomes Knockout Competition to the portfolio of county events in 2023, and entry forms are now available.

The championship will be played on a handicap knockout basis throughout the season, with the final taking place at a nominated course in early September. 

The competition will be open to mixed pairs, both of whom must be members of clubs affiliated to The Ayrshire Golf Association, and an individual handicap index limit of 36.0 will apply to each player.

For the inaugural event a special reduced entry fee of £5 per couple has been agreed.

Entry for the 2023 competition will be restricted to the first 64 entries received.

Entry forms have been emailed to all club secretaries on the 5th of January, and should be available through member clubs. 

Entry forms can also be downloaded via the appropriate link on the left of this page, under the 'Entry Forms' heading.

For the avoidance of any doubt, each pairing should consist of one male and one female golfer, and the players can be from different clubs, as long as their respective clubs are affiliated to The Ayrshire Golf Association.

If the players are from different clubs just include both club names in the appropriate space on the entry form.

Parings interested in taking part in this new event are advised to get their entry forms completed and submitted as soon as possible.

AYRSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION EXTENDED COMPETITIONS - Entry forms circulated for 2023 events

Entry forms for the 2023 Ayrshire Golf Association extended competitions have been emailed to all club secretaries on the 5th of January.

Entries for all of the competitions close on the 12th of February.

The entry forms sent out are:-

The Ayrshire Men's Champion of Champions Trophy 

The Ayrshire Fourball Championship

The Gary Bryden Memorial Salver - club scratch team knockout competition

The President's Putter - club handicap team knockout competition

The Ayrshire Scratch Leagues

The Ayrshire Men's Handicap League Championship

In addition, those clubs who are members of The Ayrshire Golf Association, and have woman members, have also been sent the entry forms for two new events being introduced in 2023.

The Ayrshire Woman's Champion of Champions Trophy is being introduced this year, and follows the same format of the men's event, with entry being open to the Woman's Club Champion of member clubs from the previous year. The competition will be played over the season, on a scratch basis, with the final being held at a nominated course in August.

In addition an Ayrshire Woman's Handicap League Championship is being introduced in 2023. The format of this event is broadly the same as the successful men's competition introduced a few years ago, but the woman's event will feature teams of four instead of six players. depending on the number of clubs entering, matches will be played in qualifying sections on a home and away basis throughout the season with section winners progressing to knockout stages and a final in early September.

If any club secretary has not received the relevant entry forms, they should contact the Area Secretary by email at ayrshire.golf@btinternet.com as soon as possible.   






Sunday, December 11, 2022

WOMAN'S COMPETITIONS - Valuable contributions from positive and successful forum meeting adds to drive for new woman's events in 2023

The Ayrshire Golf Association held a very positive and constructive meeting with female representatives of member clubs on Thursday evening, the 8th of December, at Loudoun Gowf Club.

There were 20 present at the meeting, representing 10 Ayrshire clubs, and several suggestions for events were discussed, in addition to the four events already identified as possible focus for development in 2023.

As a consequence of the discussions, The Association will move forward with arrangements to introduce the following competitions in 2023, with several other suggested formats to be considered further in the future.

Work will now start to establish the following events next season:-

1 - THE AYRSHIRE WOMAN'S STROKEPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP

An 18 hole strokeplay event to be played on a weekend date. The main trophy to the scratch winner with prizes awarded on both scratch and handicap basis. Individual entry fee to be determined. If over subscribed, ballot on handicap basis will determine the starting field of 120 players.

2 - THE AYRSHIRE WOMAN'S MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP

18 hole scratch matchplay knockout event with the players returning the 16 best scratch scores in the Ayrshire Woman's Strokeplay Championship qualifying to contest the matchplay event. Played on a home or away basis, depending on the draw, with the final to take place during Finals day in September. No entry fee applicable.

3 - AYRSHIRE WOMAN'S CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS TROPHY 

Scratch matchplay knockout competition open to the Woman's Club Champions of all member clubs from the previous season. Draw for matches, to be played home or away depending on draw, throughout the season, with the final to take place at a nominated course in August. Entry fee to be determined.

4 - AYRSHIRE GIRLS' STROKEPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP

18 hole strokeplay event with prizes on a scratch and handicap basis. Possibly to be played at the same venue and date as the 36 hole Ayrshire Boys Championship. Individual entry fee to be determined.

5 - AYRSHIRE WOMAN'S HANDICAP LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP

Inter club team competition played in sections with home and away matches and the section winners to progress to home and away knockout stages to determine the finalists, who will play off for the title on Finals day in September. Each team to comprise four players, though any number of members can take part to represent their club during the duration of the competition.

6 - AYRSHIRE MIXED KNOCKOUT CHAMPIONSHIP

A mixed greensomes handicap knockout competition open to any male and female members of Ayrshire Golf Association member clubs, to be played on a home or away basis throughout the season, with the final scheduled to take place during finals day in September. Entry will be limited to the first 64 teams entered. Team entry fee to be determined.

Other suggestions which will be tabled for further discussion by The Executive for consideration in the future include a mixed strokeplay competition open to male and female members of member clubs alike, and also a scratch mixed foursomes matchplay championship, with one pairing nominated to represent member clubs.

The above competitions are far from prescriptive and it is envisaged that more events will be introduced in the future as a result of feedback and suggestions received from member clubs, as has been the case with men's events in the past.

The Association would also like to take this opportunity to thank all those who attended the meeting and took part in the discussions, which was an important step on the future development of the positive move to develop The Ayrshire Golf Association into a fully representative regional body for golf and golfers in Ayrshire.


Monday, December 05, 2022

CHAMPIONSHIP FORUM - Meeting reminder to discuss development of woman's events

Member clubs are reminded that a forum meeting has been arranged on Thursday the 8th of December 2022 at Loudoun Gowf Club, to discuss possible formats and forms of woman's competitions in the future, following the decision taken by member clubs at the recent Ayrshire Golf Association AGM to develop The Association into a fully representative regional body, to provide playing and representative opportunities for all members of member clubs, regardless of gender.

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7.00 p.m. and all member clubs with mixed membership have been invited to send one or two representatives to discuss the way forward.

Clubs still considering applying for membership of The Association have also been invited to contribute at the forum.

It would be helpful if those member clubs that have not already done so, who intent being represented at the meeting, could notify the Area Secretary of their intention to send representatives, prior to the meeting.

AYRSHIRE JUNIOR GOLF LEAGUE - 2022 winners honoured at Annual Dinner

The Annual Dinner of The Ayrshire Junior Golf League was held at Prestwick St Cuthbert Golf Club in November, with the 2022 winners of the various junior competition in the county being honoured for their achievements.

The evening was chaired by League Chairman Martin Robbins (Prestwick St Cuthbert GC) and a fine meal was enjoyed by the company, of junior golfers, club conveners, honorary members, representatives of The Ayrshire Golf Association and other guests.

Following the meal and raffle the 2022 event winners were announced.

Jack Broadfoot
The first presentations of the evening were the MacRobert Thistle Junior Golfer of the year trophies to the outstanding boy and girl golfer in Ayrshire in 2022, which were handed over to the worthy recipients by Ayrshire Golf Association President Scotto Gilchrist.

The boys' winner was Jack Broadfoot (Troon Welbeck) who performances throughout the season included wins in three open events in the county and a runner up spot in the Ayrshire Boys Matchplay Championship, which led to him securing the Junior order of merit trophy for the season. In addition he was Junior Captain of his home club, impressing with his courteous manners and support for younger members of his club.


Louise Milligan
The girls' award was won by Louise Milligan (Irvine) who is also a member of
Loudoun. A valuable member of the Irvine junior team since 2018, she was one of the first girl members of the club and since joining has been supportive and encouraging to all the girls who have since joined in her wake. Her conduct on and off the course was commended, as was her support of younger girls throughout Ayrshire by assisting in the delivery of coaching at the Irvine driving range, an aspect she plans to continue to develop in further education at the Highland University, on a golf related course. A winner of several club events and open competitions in Ayrshire during the season and an ever present in the Irvine junior team that reached the Ayrshire Junior Golf League Championship final, the award represented well deserved recognition for Louise for her efforts and commitment in 2022.



The other winners honoured at the dinner were:-

The Matt Lygate Trophy - TROON WELBECK

The Andrew D. Nimmo Trophy - TURNBERRY

The Prestwick Circuits Trophy - MAX BARCLAY (Ayr Belleisle)

The Carrick Trophy - GREGOR HAY (Turnberry)

The Silver Jubilee Trophy - PRESTWICK ST CUTHBERT

The Ayrshire Boys Championship - HARVEY BROADFOOT (Royal Troon)

The Ayrshire Boys Matchplay Championship - HARVEY BROADFOOT (Royal Troon)

The Ayrshire Junior Order of Merit - JACK BROADFOOT (Troon Welbeck)

The Wallace Thornton Trophy - TROON WELBECK

The Under 16 Knockout Trophy - IRVINE

The Champion of Champions Trophy - SAM CROZIER (West Kilbride)

The Ayrshire Junior Golf League Championship - WEST KILBRIDE

Matt Lygate Trophy - Troon Welbeck


Silver Jubilee Trophy - Prestwick St Cuthbert


AJGL Championship - West Kilbride

Champion of Champions - Sam Crozier

AJGL Championship Runners Up - Irvine

Under 16 Knockout Trophy - Irvine

Champion of Champions Runner Up - Harvey Broadfoot

Wallace Thornton Trophy - Troon Welbeck

Under 16 Knockout Trophy Runners Up - Troon Welbeck

Junior Order of Merit - Jack Broadfoot

Carrick Trophy - Gregor Hay (Turnberry)

Wallace Thornton Trophy Runners Up - Kilmarnock Barassie

Ayrshire Boys Matchplay - Harvey Broadfoot

Ayrshire Boys Champion - Harvey Broadfoot

Andrew D Nimmo Trophy - Turnberry







AYRSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION AGM - Member clubs support proposals to develop fully representative regional body

 At the recent Ayrshire Golf Association Annual General Meeting, held in October at Loudoun Gowf Club, the member clubs present approved alterations to the constitution of The Association to allow the county body to develop as a fully representative body for all members of the member clubs, regardless of gender.

before the constitutional changes, The Association only represented the male members of member clubs, providing competitive and representative opportunities in various formats, and the changes will now allow The Association to extend the playing opportunities to encompass the female members of member clubs too.

The changes will allow the Association, and the clubs in Ayrshire to develop an appropriate and relevant body in the county to provide a representative platform and equality of opportunity for the membership of Ayrshire clubs.

Several competitions are being considered for development at an initial stage, and in an effort to identify relevant events and formats best suited to the female members of member clubs. a discussion forum for representatives of member clubs, and other clubs considering joining The Association following the recent constitutional changes, is being held to collate the most appropriate events to develop in the future.

The Association look forward to working along with member clubs and their memberships in general to enhance the opportunities for clubs and individuals alike going forward, as a result of the recent AGM decision.

Thursday, December 01, 2022

SCOTTISH GOLF - Three week freeze on WHS & CDH system announced

Scottish Golf have today issued the following information regarding the WHS Handicapping System and Central Database of Handicaps, which will affect players and handicapping during December 2022 and early January 2023. 


Important information regarding the WHS/CDH

**Please note that if you are already using the VMS platform, your customer account manager will be contacting you separately**
You may be aware that Scottish Golf is transitioning to a new technology provider at the end of 2022. This means the WHS/CDH will also be transitioning. To aid this, there will be a freeze period of three weeks imposed. Details of how this affects you are listed below.
What happens to the WHS and handicapping? 
  • The freeze period will take place from 15 December to 7 January 2023.
  • During this time, the Scottish Golf app cannot be used to submit general play scores. Clubs will also not be able to send scores during this period. 
  • If scores are submitted during this period, handicaps will not be updated in the new system.
  • Depending on the software supplier / ISV, scores submitted in this period could be added retrospectively. 
  • Any handicap recalculations will take place after 7 January, once the WHS has reactivated and scores submitted. 
How do I manage this at my club? 
  • ISVs have been made aware of the change
  • You will still have access to the WHS/CDH tab in your platform. However, we would ask that you do not make any changes from 15 December, as they will NOT be accepted. Once the new WHS is activated, this data will not appear, and you will have to manually re-enter it. 
  • A link to access the new WHS Clubhouse platform – including instructions on how to use the new system – will be sent in due course. 
  • Instructions on how to access the new app to view handicap dashboards, etc will be sent to all clubs in due course. 





If club representatives have any questions they can email the Scottish Golf handicapping team at

handicapping@scottishgolf.org