Friday, December 30, 2005

AYRSHIRE JUNIOR GOLF LEAGUE - Skelmorlie resign membership

Skelmorlie have resigned from The Ayrshire Junior Golf League after only one season.

The most northernly member club of The League joined at the AGM of 2004, and competed in the 2005 championship, finishing bottom of their qualifying section.

Whilst addressing a number of issues relating to junior development within the club, resignation for the forthcoming season was intimated to the Ayrshire Junior Golf League Secretary this week.

The absence of Skelmorlie from membership will hopefully be a temporary one, and the club will be able to resume membership in 2007.

The resignation of Skelmorlie leavs the Ayrshire Junior Golf League with 18 member clubs for the forthcoming season.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

AYRSHIRE JUNIOR GOLF LEAGUE - Secretary remains in post on temporary basis

Ayrshire Junior Golf League Secretary Alasdair Malcolm will remain in post until the first meeting of 2006.

At the Annual General Meeting on 5th December, prospective candidates to fill the posts of Secretary and Assistant Secretary were identified, but it was agreed to leave the election until the February meeting of The League, with the current Secretary agreeing to remain in post until that time.

Troon Welbeck were due to take over the Chairmanship of The League at the A.G.M., but with no Welbeck representative present at the meeting, the chair was temporarily filled, on the club's behalf, by former Ayrshire Golf Association President, Robin Baker, an associate member of Welbeck.

Mark Fitzpatrick accepted the Vice Chairmanship on behalf of Kilmarnock Barassie.

It was agreed at the meeting thatr the annual subscription would rise from £40 to £45 per club, with the raffle levy remaining at £15 per club.

Sunday, November 27, 2005

5,000 and counting !!!!

Thanks to those who have been logging on to the site over the past year or so, who have taken the number of visits beyond the 5,000 mark.

Whilst we will continue to bring news of county events via the site, we would also be happy to hear any newsworthy items from clubs in Ayrshire. If your club has any news which may be of interest, send details to .

With the onset of winter golf, there is not a great deal to report on, but keep logging on over the winter months, for any news and information on the 2006 season.

Monday, November 21, 2005

AYRSHIRE JUNIOR GOLF LEAGUE - Secretary and Assistant Secretary to retire at the Annual General Meeting

Ayrshire Junior Golf League Secretary Alasdair Malcolm (Prestwick St. Cuthbert) and Assistant Secretary Alastair Graham (Prestwick St. Cuthbert) have both intimated their intention to retire from their respective posts at the Annual General Meeting on 5th December.

Both post holders, who were elected at the Annual General Meeting in 1989, have just completed their 16th season administering The League and associated competitions, and were both elected Honorary Members of The League in 2002, in recognition of their services to junior golf in the county.

Alasdair Malcolm will continue to serve on the Ayrshire Golf Association Executive, a position he has also served in for 16 years, with particular responsibility for the Ayrshire Boys Championships and the junior Order Of Merit, whilst Alastair Graham's administrative experience is already being utilised within his home club.

2005 AYRSHIRE JUNIOR GOLF LEAGUE ANNUAL DINNER - Barassie sweep the boards as McEwan retains Junior Golfer Of The Year award

Over 100 golfers and guests gathered at Irvine Ravenspark on Monday 7th November 2005 for the 37th annual Ayrshire Junior Golf League dinner, to honour the succesful teams and individuals from the 2005 season.

The impressive guest list included

GRAHAM EWART Scottish Golf Union President
IAN GUTHRIE Ayrshire Golf Association President
IAN BUNCH Secretary, Prestwick Golf Club
JIM PETTIGREW Captain, Prestwick St. Nicholas Golf Club
MILTON MURRAY Captain, Irvine Ravenspark Golf Club
DAVID REYNOLDS National Playing Fields Association
GRAHAM ROSS Coaching Professional
GREGOR HOWIE Coaching Professional
TOM FERGUSON Vice Captain, Prestwick St. Cuthbert Golf Club
SAM COULTER AJGL Honorary Member
IAIN HARVEY AJGL Honorary Member

League Chairman RICKY MAGEE (Caprington) presided over events which included an excellent meal and well supported raffle.

The evening culminated in the presentation of awards for the season, with a special presentation being made to WESCOT CREDIT SERVICES in recognition of many years of practical support given to The League. The award was accepted on behalf of the company by AJGL Honorary member, Bob Grassom.

David Reynolds of the National Playing Fields Association took on his now traditional role of presenting the first trophy of the evening, the Macrobert Thistle Junior Golfer Of The Year Trophy.

Despite some notable performances from other players in the county throughout the season, the very worthy winner for the second successive season was announced as STEVEN McEWAN (Kilmarnock Barassie) whose achievements during the year included wins in the Scottish Boys Strokeplay event, the AJGL Champion Of Champions Trophy and a number of other events and culminated in selection not only for his national team but also to represent GB & I in the match against the Rest Of Europe for the Jaques Leglise Trophy.

As Steven was unable to attend the dinner, due to a previous commitment to a coaching event in Portugal, the trophy was accepted on his behalf by his father TOMMY McEWAN.

In what proved to be an outstanding season for the Kilmarnock Barassie club, trophies won by club teams and individuals presented at the dinner included

THE MATT LYGATE TROPHY (Ayrshire Boys Team Champions)
Order of merit - 6th place (David Currie)
Order Of Merit - 3rd place (Steven McEwan)

Although Kilmarnock Barassie secured many of the trophies other clubs also had good performances throughout 2005

BALLOCHMYLE followed up their early season success in winning the ANDREW D. NIMMO TROPHY and the CARRICK TROPHY (David Robertson) with a semi final spot in the AJGL CHAMPIONSHIP

AYR BELLEISLE continued their good form of recent years with a semi final place in the AJGL CHAMPIONSHIP, whilst PRESTWICK ST. NICHOLAS, represented by Donald Hawthorn and Ryan Crane, took the keenly contested SILVER JUBILEE TROPHY at the annual convenors outing.

The ORDER OF MERIT trophy competition was again keenly contested this season, and created much interest amongs the junior golfers of the county. With generous support once again from Wilson Sporting Goods, and the hard work of Andy Clift and Ian Walker, the prize table for the Order Of Merit event was as impressive as ever.

The top 7 places, in reverse order, this season were :-

235 pts - DAVID CURRIE (Kilmarnock Barassie)
250 pts - JOHN SHANKS (Ardeer)
275 pts - CRAIG McLAUGHLIN (Largs)
305 pts - GRAEME GIMSON (Prestwick St. Cuthbert)
350 pts - STEVEN McEWAN (Kilmarnock Barassie)
375 pts - STUART ROBIN (Prestwick St. Nicholas)
660 pts - JAMIE MACKAY (Kilmarnock Barassie)

The presentation of prizes culminated in the awards to the runners up and winners of the 2005 AYRSHIRE JUNIOR GOLF LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP.

Runners up in 2005 were ARDEER, who reached the final for a third successive season, and were bidding for a third title win in a row, before being ousted in the final match.

The 2005 league champions, winning the title for the first time since joining the League in 1988 were WEST KILBRIDE, and the winning team were present to accept the trophy from the SGU President, Graham Ewart.

The evening concluded with a vote of thanks, proposed by League Vice Chairman, Robin Baker (Troon Welbeck)

2005 Ayrshire Junior Golf League Champions - WEST KILBRIDE Posted by Picasa

John Shanks receives the League Championship Runners Up pennant on behalf of ARDEER Posted by Picasa

League Championship Semi Finalists - BALLOCHMYLE  Posted by Picasa

League Championship Semi Finalists - AYR BELLEISLE Posted by Picasa

Champion Of Champions Trophy runner up - STUART ROBIN (Prestwick St. Nicholas) Posted by Picasa

Under 16 Knockout Trophy winners were KILMARNOCK BARASSIE Posted by Picasa


AYRSHIRE BOYS MATCHPLAY Champion Euan Brown (Kilmarnock Barassie) Posted by Picasa

AYRSHIRE BOYS CHAMPION Jamie Mackay (Kilmarnock Barassie) Posted by Picasa

The PRESTWICK ST. NICHOLAS pairing of Ryan Crane and Donald Hawthorn who won the SILVER JUBILEE TROPHY Posted by Picasa

BALLOCHMYLE were the winners of the ANDREW D. NIMMO TROPHY Posted by Picasa

Jamie Mackay and Euan Brown (Kilmarnock Barassie) with the MATT LYGATE TROPHY Posted by Picasa

Tommy McEwan receives the Macrobert Thistle Junior Golfer Of The Year Trophy , on behalf of his son STEVEN McEWAN (Kilmarnock Barassie). Presenting the trophy is David Reynolds of The National Playing Fields Association Posted by Picasa

Order Of Merit Trophy winner 2005 - JAMIE MACKAY (Kilmarnock Barassie) Posted by Picasa

Order Of Merit runner up STUART ROBIN (Prestwick St. Nicholas) Posted by Picasa

Order of Merit 4th place winner - GRAEME GIMSON (Prestwick St. Cuthbert) Posted by Picasa

Order of merit 5th place - CRAIG McLAUGHLIN (Largs) Posted by Picasa

6th in the Order Of Merit - JOHN SHANKS (Ardeer) with Graham Ewart Posted by Picasa

Saturday, November 19, 2005

AYRSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION - Youths have mixed results in West Inter County League

The Ayrshire youth team encountered some mixed results as the West Of Scotland Inter County league concluded recently.

After opening with a win and a draw in the first two matches, the youth side crashed to defeat against Stirlingshire at Dunblane, before recording a second win of the campaign, with a win at Barassie oferLanarkshire and finishing with a narrow defeat in their final match at Bearsden against Dumbartonshire.

At Dunblane on 22nd October, the team suffered defeats in the first five of the ten ties, and despite a couple of wins in the latter ties, narrow defeats suffered by Euan Brown and John Shanks ensured a win for the hosts.

Match details were :-

Stuart Robin (St. Nicholas) lost to Gavin Smith (Stirling) 5&4
John Sloan (Doon Valley) lost to Scott Aitken (Dunblane) 2&1
Ian Guthrie (Ballochmyle) lost to Craig McCann (Dunblane) 4&3
Graeme Gebbie (Loudoun) lost to Graeme Robertson (Glenbervie) 4&2
Gary Neil (Caprington) lost to Andrew Wallace (Glenbervie) 3&2
Alastair Leggate (Barassie) beat Colin Scott (Falkirk) 3&2
Jamie Mackay (Barassie) beat Brendan Watt (Stirling) 4&3
Euan Brown (Barassie) lost to Alan Brown (Kilsyth Lennox) 2&1
John Shanks (Ardeer) lost to Alan Kane (Falkirk Tryst) 1 hole
Craig McLaughlin (Largs) halved with Ross Kane (Grangemouth)


A reshuffled team, with the return of Robert McKnight and Cameron Gray, faced Lanarkshire at Barassie on 29th October. With wins in the first four ties, later wins by Jamie Mackay and Ian Guthrie secured a win for the local side.

Match details were :-

Robert McKnight (Barassie) beat David Henderson (Hamilton) 1 hole
Cameron Gray (West Kilbride) beat Gordon Robertson (Drumpellier) 2 holes
John Sloan (Doon Valley) beat Christopher Kelly (Kirkhill) 5&4
Nicky Sinclair (Barassie) beat Brian Scott (Hamilton) 4&3
Stuart Robin (St. NIcholas) lost to Alan McCandlish (Kirkhill) 6&5
Alastair Leggate (Barassie) lost to Graham Molloy (Wishaw) 3&2
Jamie Mackay (Barassie) beat Robbie Main (Airdrie) 3&2
Graeme Gebbie (Loudoun) lost to Marcello Russo (Drumpellier) 3&1
Ian Guthrie (Ballochmyle) beat Ryan Delaney (Hamilton) 6&5
Craig McLaughlin (Largs) lost to Stewart Nelson (Kirkhill) 5&4


In the final match of the campaign, on Saturday 5th November, Ayrshire travelled to Bearsden to play Dumbartonshire which resulted in a narrow win for the home side.

Match details were :-

Robert McKnight (Barassie) lost to Craig Harper (Lenzie) 3&2
Cameron Gray (West Kilbride) beat James McEwan (Clydebank) 2 &1
Ian Guthrie (Ballochmyle) beat Richard Graham (Hayston) 4&3
Nicky Sinclair (Barassie) lost to Martin Williams (Hayston) 2&1
Graeme Gebbie (Loudoun) lost to Andrew Campbell (Dumbarton) 3&2
Alastair Leggate (Barassie) beat Simon Barras (Helensburgh) 4&3
Jamie Mackay (Barassie) halved with David Parlane (Helensburgh)
Craig McLaughlin (Largs) lost to Scott Moore (Clydebank) 3&2
Euan Brown (Barassie) beat Jack Meechan (Dullatur) 1 hole
Gary Neil (Caprington) lost to Robbie King (Dumbarton) 6&5


Friday, October 21, 2005

WEST OF SCOTLAND COUNTY LEAGUES - A team crash to two defeats whilst Youths are unbeaten

After the first two matches in this seasons West Of Scotland inter county leagues, the Ayrshire A team have suffered two heavy defeats.

In the first match, two weeks ago the A team travelled to Cawder to face Glasgow, and despite some close matches the team were on the wrong end of a 7 - 3 result. Individual scores were :-

David Glass (St. Cuthbert) lost to Neil McRae 1 hole
Robbie Stewart (Portland) lost to Steven Robertson 3 & 2
Ross Milligan (St. Meddans) lost to Gordon Sangster 5 & 4
Darren Mallinson (Ravenspark) lost to John Laurie 2 holes
Kevin Fergusson (St. Cuthbert) halved with Roy Alexander
Steven McEwan (Barassie) beat John McDonald 6 & 5
Stuart Pennington (St. Meddans) halved with Graeme Cox
Fraser McCall (Portland) lost to Peter Jamieson 2 & 1
Colin McGowan (Welbeck) beat Gordon Rennie 6 & 5
Michael Stewart (Welbeck) lost to Steven Mackin 1 hole


Ayrshire fared no better the following Saturday at Ranfurly Castle when Renfrewshire recorded a win over their visitors by 8 - 2.


This saturday, 22nd October, the Ayrshire A team have a home match at Irvine (Bogside) against Stirlingshire.

Whilst the A team have had a poor start to the league this year, the youth team have fared better, with a draw and a win in their first two outings.

In the opening match two weeks ago, against Glasgow at Ballochmyle, the headlines went to Nicky Sinclair (Kilmarnock Barassie) who was two behind with two holes remaining, in the final match on the course. after winning the 17th, Sinclair holed a 40 foot put on the final green to win the hole, secure a half in his tie and, most importantly, gain a 5 - 5 draw for the team. Individual results were :-

Robert McKnight (Barassie) beat Craig Haugh (Cathkin Braes) 5 & 4
Stuart Robin (St. Nicholas) beat Mark Bookless (Sandyhills) 4 & 3
John Sloan (Doon Valley) beat Andrew Quinn (Sandyhills) 3 & 2
Cameron Gray (West KIlbride) lost to Alan Sneddon (Pollock) 5 & 3
Lee Hughes (Belleisle) halved with James Hendrick (Pollock)
Alistair Leggate (Barassie) beat Martin Shaw (Haggs Castle) 5 & 4
Gary Neil (Caprington) lost to Brendan McKenna (Cowglen) 3 & 2
Nicky Sinclair (Barassie) halved with Alan Johnston (Cathkin Braes)
Jamie Mackay (Barassie) lost to Chris Laughland (Cawder) 2 & 1
Craig McLaughlan (Largs) lost to Stephen Ferris (Bishopbriggs) 3 & 2


Last Saturday, Ayrshire youths played host to Renfrewshire at Brunston Castle and recorded a 6 - 4 win over their visitors. Individual scores were :-

Robert McKnight (Barassie) beat Gary Sheppard (Erskine) 1 hole
Stuart Robin (St. Nicholas) lost to Chris Cook (Renfrew) 3 & 2
John Sloan (Doon Valley) halved with Ricardo Ribeccio (Greenock)
Lee Hughes (Belleisle) lost to Ricardo Scarafile (Gourock) 5 & 4
Nicky Sinclair (Barassie) beat Steven Higgins (Gourock) 3 & 2
Gary Neil (Caprington) lost to Steven McNamara (Renfrew) 4 & 3
Cameron Gray (West KIlbride) beat Mark Robertson (Ranfurly Castle) 3 & 1
Alastair Leggate (Barassie) beat Len McDonald (Lochwinnoch) 2 holes
Jamie Mackay (Barassie) beat David Sloan (Greenock) 1 hole
Craig McLaughlan (Largs) halved with Scott Anderson (East Renfrewshire)


This Saturday, 22nd October, the youth team are away from home, taking on Stirlingshire at Dunblane New.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

AYRSHIRE JUNIOR GOLF LEAGUE - McEwan takes Champion Of Champions Title

Steven McEwan (Kilmarnock Barassie) added to his already impressive haul of titles this season with victory in the Champion Of Champions Trophy final at Caprington on Sunday 2nd October.

McEwan did not have an easy passage to the title however, with Stuart Robin (Prestwick St. Nicholas) who has also had a number of notable performances this season, matching McEwan over the regulation 18 holes and forcing the match into extra holes before eventually losing out to a par at the 19th.

AYRSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION - Troon Welbeck are Summer League Champions

Troon Welbeck secured the Ayrshire Golf Association Summer League at the weekend with a 5 - 1 win over Loudoun in the second leg of the final at Troon.

Trailing by 4 - 2 after the first leg, Welbeck overwhelmed their visitors in the return, for an overall wining score of 7 - 5, and their first success in the competition.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

AYRSHIRE JUNIOR GOLF LEAGUE - Champion Of Champions Final

The final of the 2005 Champion Of Champions Trophy competition, between Steven McEwan (Kilmarnock Barassie) and Stuart Robin (Prestwick St. Nicholas) will take place at Caprington on Sunday 2nd October at 11.30 a.m.

Sunday, September 25, 2005

AYRSHIRE JUNIOR GOLF LEAGUE - St. Nicholas take Silver Jubilee Trophy in home win at Convenors Outing

Host club, Prestwick St. Nicholas took the honours in the 2005 A.J.G.L. Convenors Outing for the Silver Jubilee Trophy on Sunday 25th September.

A total of 18 teams took part in the competition, with St. Nicholas convenor Donald Hawthorn putting in the star performance of the day with a scratch return of 68, 1 under par, and a Stableford total of 40 points which was the best individual return of the day.

second place in the individual performances went to Barry Herbertson of Beith with 37 points.

In the team event, Donald Hawthorn was ably supported by Ryan Crane whose return of 31 points gave St. Nicholas a total of 71 points. This total was four clear of the second placed team, defending champions Ian Guthrie and Ian Walker of the Ayrshire Golf Association.

In addition to his other prizes, Donald Hawthorn also took the nearest the pin award for a tee shot at the final hole to 17' 9" from the pin.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

AYRSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION - Loudoun lead in Summer League final after first leg

Loudoun Gowf club lead Troon Welbeck 4 - 2 in the final of the Ayrshire Summer League after the first leg match at Loudoun on Saturday 17th September.

The return leg at Troon Welbeck is scheduled to take place on Sunday 2nd October.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Arrol Cup winner GAVIN LAWRIE (Prestwick St. Nicholas) Posted by Picasa

PRESTWICK ST. NICHOLAS - Lawrie retains Arrol Cup

Former Scottish internationalist Gavin Lawrie (Prestwick St. Nicholas) retained the Arrol Cup over his home course on Saturday 17th September with a 1 over par 36 hole total of 139 giving him the trophy by 4 strokes, ahead of clubmate Gavin Paterson, on 143.

Stephen McBlain (Prestwick St. Cuthbert), a greenkeeper at St. Nicholas, used his knowledge of the course to good effect, particularly in the afternoon round with a two under per 67, to secure third place on 144 by virtue of the best second round over John Cairney (Irvine Ravenspark).

The Leading 36 hole totals were :-

139 - GAVIN LAWRIE (Prestwick St. Nicholas)
143 - GAVIN PATERSON (Prestwick St. Nicholas)
144 - STEPHEN McBLAIN (Prestwick St. Cuthbert)
144 - JOHN CAIRNEY (Irvine Ravenspark)
145 - GEORGE ROBERTSON (Irvine Ravenspark)
147 - STURAT ROBIN (Prestwick St. Nicholas)
147 - CHRIS HARKINS (Ayr Belleisle)
148 - PETER BOND (Irvine Ravenspark)
150 - STEPHEN KING (Prestwick St. Nicholas)
150 - IAIN McCALL (Prestwick St. Nicholas)

Monday, September 19, 2005

SCOOLS INTERNATIONAL - Ayrshire pair secure a point as Scotland lose

Prestwick St. Nicholas' Stuart Robin (Prestwick Academy) and West Kilbride's Cameron Gray (Glasgow High) combined to secure a point in Scotland's 2.5 - 3.5 defeat by England in the weather shortened Schools International at Glasgow Gailes on Monday 19th September.

The Ayrshire pairing secured 3 & 2 win over Ben Bernamont (Warwickshire) and Andrew Smedley (Notts) in torrential rain and strong winds.

With the weather condintions showing no sign of improvement by lunchtime , officials decided to cancel the scheduled afternoon singles matches.

In the girls match, Scotland faired better with a 2 - 1 win over England in the morning foursomes, with the afternoon singles also being cancelled.

A full report and results are avaialable on

FALDO JUNIOR SERIES - Stewart takes runner up spot in age group final

Michael Stewart (Troon Welbeck) was the runner up in the under 15 boys age group at the Faldo Series grand final at Celtic Manor on Sunday 18th September.

Stewart's rounds of 74 & 72 for a 146 total left him three strokes adrift of the age group winner, Eddie Pepperell (Frilford Heath) (69 - 74).

A full list of results are avaialble on .

Sunday, September 18, 2005

2005 Ayrshire Junior Golf League Champions West Kilbride. Team Captain Darren Kean holds the Championship Trophy. Posted by Picasa

AYRSHIRE JUNIOR GOLF LEAGUE - West Kilbride secure first championship win and end Ardeer's treble hopes

West Kilbride are the 2005 Ayrshire Junior Golf League Champions, their first championship win since joining The League in 1988, after they defeated defending champions, Ardeer by 4 - 2 in the final at Caprington on Sunday 18th September.

Ardeer, bidding for a third successive title win, were giving strokes to their opponents in all 6 ties.

After 6 holes, honours were even, with West Kilbride winning in two ties, losing in two and the other two being all square, but after 12 holes the momentum had swung towards West Kilbride, with substantial leads in ties 3, 4 and 5, although Ardeer held equally substantial leads in the opening two ties.

In the lead tie, Darren Kean of West Kilbride faced a tough task against Ardeer's Club Champion, John Shanks, who secured the firs point of the day for Ardeer with a 6 & 5 win. Ardeer were soon 2 - 0 up when Scott Ainsworth beat Michael Roos 4 & 3, but the news was not so good for the holders in the next three ties, Martin Dunning going down 5 & 4 to Grant Weir in the third tie and Callum Ainsworth being beaten by Ross De Courcy in tie number four to make the match score 2 - 2, before Kieran Howie beat Greg Kean by 5 & 4 to give West Kilbride a 3 - 2 lead in the match. With the remaining tie on the course being all square after 14,

Howie's win in tie number five effectively gave West Kilbride the title, with Ardeer being unable to match West Kilbride's countback score, even if they won the final tie, for a 3 - 3 draw.

West Kilbride were keen to secure a clear victory, and Cameron McLean battled on against David McDonald to win his tie by 1 hole and give West Kilbride a 4 - 2 championship victory.

Prizes were presented to both teams at the conclusion of the final, by Ayrshire Junior Golf League Chairman, Ricky Magee (Caprington)

MATCH DETAILS (West Kilbride names first)

Darren Kean (5) lost to John Shanks (2) by 6 & 5
Michael Roos (6) lost to Scott Ainsworth (5) by 4 & 3
Grant Weir (12) beat Martin Dunning (8) by 5 & 4
Ross De Courcy (12) beat Callum Ainsworth (10) by 6 & 5
Kieran Howie (12) beat Greg Kean (13) by 5 & 4
Cameron McLean (18) beat David McDonald (16) by 1 hole


Monday, September 12, 2005

AYRSHIRE JUNIOR GOLF LEAGUE - West Kilbride secure first ever final appearance

For the first time since joining the Ayrshire Junior Golf League in 1988, West Kilbride will appear in the League Championship final on Sunday 18th September at Caprington, when they will meet the defending champions, Ardeer.

In the Semi Final tie, West Kilbride went into the home tie at the weekend with a 4 - 2 defecit after their first leg visit to Ballochmyle, but home advantage helped the West Kilbride team to a 5 - 1 home win for a 7 - 5 aggregate win in the semi final tie.

The final on Sunday 18th Septemnber, at Caprington, tees off at 1000 hrs, and spectators are welcome to come and support both finalists.

AYRSHIRE JUNIOR GOLF LEAGUE - Robin meets McEwan in Champion Of Champions final

Stuart Robin (Prestwick St. Nicholas) will play Steven McEwan (Kilmarnock Barassie) in the 2005 Champion Of Champions Trophy final after Robin was awarded a walkover against Michael Stewart (Troon Welbeck) in the semi final.

The final was scheduled to be played on Sunday 18th September at Caprington, but due to previous commitments by one of the finalists, will now be arranged at the same venue on a sutable date to both finalists.

SCOTTISH BOYS AREA TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP - Ayrshire edged into second place by Lothians

Ayrshire narrowly lost out, for the second year in succession, when Lothians pipped them to take the Scottish Boys Area Team Championship title at Forrester Park on Sunday 11th September.

The Ayrshire team of Robert McKnight (Kilmarnock Barassie), Steven McEwan (Kilmarnock Barassie), Stuart Robin (Prestwick St. Nicholas) and Cameron Gray (West Kilbride) finished a single shot behind the winners, with McEwan also losing out , by virtue of the last 3 holes, in the chase for the Niagra Cup for the best individual round in the afternoon, with a level par 71.

For a full report and scores, log on to the Scottish Golf Union website at

SCOTTISH MIXED FOURSOMES - Ayrshire pair pipped for title by holders

Ayrshire Ladies Champion, Lesley Hendry (Largs Routenburn) and former professional Brian Moore (Largs) were edged into the runners up spot by a single shot at the 2005 Scottish Mixed Foursomes competition at Braehead on Sunday 11th September.

In the event, jointly promoted by the Scottish Ladies Golfing Association and the Scottish Golf Union, Hendry and Moore recorded a one under par 69, which was only beaten by the defending champions, Craig Watson (East Renfrewshire), the former Amateur Champion, and girl prodigy Carly Booth (Auchterarder), who covered both halves of the course in 34 shots, for a 68 total.

AYRSHIRE JUNIOR GOLF LEAGUE - Defending Champions Ardeer secure final place once more

Defending Champions Ardeer defeated Ayr Belleisle by 5 - 1 on Sunday in the second leg of the 2005 Ayrshire Junior Golf League Championship semi final, to progress to the final match with a 8 - 4 aggregate win over the two leg semi final.

In the final at Caprington on Sunday 18th September, Ardeer will bid to become only the second club in the 37 year history of the League Championship competition to win 3 successive titles, Loudoun having been the first team to complete a hat trick f wins between 1993 and 1995.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Michael Stewart (Troon Welbeck) Posted by Picasa


Michael Stewart (Troon Welbeck) was the clear winner of the under 15 boys qualifying place in this seasons Nick Faldo Junior Series with 43.5 points, a clear 10 points ahead of his nearest rival

Stewart now takes his place in the grand final at Celtic Manor Golf Resort on Sunday 18th September 2005.
Cameron Gray (Glasgow High) Posted by Picasa
Stuart Robin (Prestwick Academy) Posted by Picasa


West Kilbride's Cameron Gray (Glasgow High) and Prestwick St. Nicholas' Stuart Robin (Prestwick Academy) have been selected for the Scotland Schools team for the annual international match against England.

The match will take place at Glasgow Gailes golf course on Monday 19th September.
Steven McEwan (Kilmarnock Barassie)  Posted by Picasa


Scottish Boys Strokeplay Champion Steven McEwan (Kilmarnock Barassie) will represent Scotland in the international Duke Of York Young Champions Trophy competition at Castletown Links on the Isle Of Man from 20th to 23rd September 2005.

McEwan will be joined by Scottish Schoolgirls Champion, Laura Murray (Alford), Scotland's girls representative in the event.

Friday, September 09, 2005

AYRSHIRE JUNIOR GOLF LEAGUE - Finalists will be decided this weekend

The two semi finals of this seasons Ayrshire Junior Golf League championship should be decided this weekend.

In the first semi final, defending champions Ardeer gained the slight upper hand over Ayr Belleisle with a 3- 3 draw in the first leg, away from home, last week. Ardeer now play host to Belleisle on Sunday 11th September to decide who goes through to the final.

In the other semi final, Ballochmyle defend a 4 - 2 lead after the first leg, and visit West Kilbride on Saturday 10th September, in the return leg.

The final is scheduled to be played at Caprington on Sunday 18th September.

Monday, September 05, 2005

Wallace Thornton Trophy winning team from Kilmarnock Barassie :- (L-R Jamie Mackay, Euan Brown, Stuart Henderson, Steven McEwan) Posted by Picasa