Sunday, November 14, 2004

AYRSHIRE LADIES COUNTY GOLF ASSOCIATION - Alison Gemmill elected an Honorary Member

At the Annual General Meeting of the Ayrshire Ladies County Golf Association, held at Kilmarnock Barassie on Tuesday 9th November, former Scottish Internationalist Alison Gemmill of the Kilmarnock Barassie Club was elected an Honorary Member of the Association, in recognition of her services to golf, both within the county and on a national level.

Alison first enjoyed national recognition in 1979 with a win in the Scottish Ladies Junior Open Strokeplay Championship.

A regular in the Scottish international teams throughout the 1980's Alison won the Scottish Ladies Championship on two occasions, beating Wilma Aitken in the 1981final at Stranraer by 2 & 1 and regaining the title in 1985 with a 2 & 1 win over Donna Thomson when the Championship was played at Kilmarnock (Barassie). In addition to her two successes, Alison also took the runners up spot in 1984 when Gillian Stewart beat her by 3 & 2 at Royal Dornoch.

Alison also enjoyed unprecidented success in the Ayrshire Ladies County Championship throughout the 1980's and 1990's, winning the title on numerous occasions.

In recent years, Alison has again "answered the call", serving as an official for Scottish International teams at various levels and at a variety of events, and it is for her contribution over the years both in Ayrshire and in Scotland that The Ayrshire Ladies County Golf Association have afforded Alison this well deserved honour.

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