Saturday, December 30, 2006


Wishing all our visitors a Happy New Year for 2007 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Many thanks to all those who have visited the site over the last year, and the many positive comments which have been made to me and other Ayrshire Golf Association Execeutive members are very much appreciated.

The Ayrshire Golf Association will continue to use the weblog to publicise results and activities throughout 2007, whilst we also hope to keep you up to date with news of local junior and ladies golf.

As always, if there are any items that clubs would like to have included in the weblog, please contact me at and I will do what I can to incude items of interest.

2007 looks to be an exciting and busy year for amateur golf in Ayrshire. As well as the many local events, a number of national and international championships will be played in Ayrshire in 2007.

In junior golf, the Scottish Boys Under 16 & Under 14 Championships will take place at Brunston Castle, as will the corresponding girls under 14 event.

The Scottish Ladies Championship makes a return to Kilmarnock (Barassie) in 2007, whilst Ayrshire will also host the West Of Scotland Inter County Jambouree at Prestwick St. Nicholas.

The Scottish Amateur Championship also makes a return to Ayrshire in 2007, being held at Prestwick Golf Club and one of the major events on the Amateur calendar of European golf makes a visit to Ayrshire with the European Team Championship being hosted at Western Gailes.

Wishing all our visitors a succesful golfing year in 2007.

Alasdair J. Malcolm

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

AYRSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION - Fourball Final to be played next month

The postponed final of the 2006 Ayrshire Fourball competition has been rescheduled for January 2007.

The final match, between Ronnie McLelland and Tom Bennett of Turnberry and the Ayr Belleisle pairing of Ian Yates and Derek Brown was first attempted on 24th September but was abandoned at the 11th hole due to weather and ground conditions.

Due to various business committments of the finalists, injuries and pending family additions, the rescheduling of the match has proved somewhat difficult, however the match has now been arranged and will be played

at Kilmarnock (Barassie)
Sunday 28th January 2007
at 11.00 a.m.

best of luck to both teams in the final !!!

AYRSHIRE JUNIOR GOLF LEAGUE - Barassie take the Chair as Dalmilling rejoin league

At the recent Annual General Meeting of the Ayrshire Junior Golf League, Mark Fitzpatrick of Kilmarnock Barassie was elected as League Chairman, taking over from Bill Taylor (Troon Welbeck).

For the first time in the 38 year history of The League, the Annual General Meeting was not held at Prestwick St. Cuthbert Golf Club, the facilities there being unavailable, and the League officials were forced to move the meeting to Caprington golf club.

After a few years of absence, former League Champions Ayr Dalmilling applied to renew their membership, and were duly welcomed back to membership of The League.

The Secretary, Assistant Secretary and Treasurer, Barry Somerville, Billy Tait and Robin Baker respectively, were all returned unopposed for a further year. John Nordbo (Largs) agreed to represent The League on the Ayrshire Golf Association Executive, replacing Secretary Barry Somerville in this position.

At the next meeting on 6th February 2007, the draws for the various competitions in 2007 will be made.

AYRSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION - Executive sub committees set for 2007

The Ayrshire Golf Association sub committees for the 2007 - 2008 season have been finalised.

The A Team will be administered by Past President Ronnie Potts, who will act as Team Manager, assisted by President Ricky Magee, immediate Past President Ian Guthrie and Secretary Leslie Crawford.

The Youth Team for the forthcoming season will be under the direction of Team Manager Milton Murray, assisted by sandy Provan, Jim McMurdo and Vice President Alasdair Malcolm.

Ian Walker remains as Team Manager for the Boys Team, assisted by David Miller, Jim McMurdo and Sandy Provan.

Milton Murray will take over from President Ricky Magee as Coaching Convenor in 2007 and will be assisted by David Miller, Jim McMurdo, Ian Walker and Ricky Magee.

Course Rating will again come under the control of Allan Muir, assisted by Sandy Provan and Past Presidents Ian Guthrie and John Rutherford.

Sandy Provan remains in post as Tournaments Convenor, and will be assited by all the executive members and in particular Barclay Ross, Iain Harvey and Leslie Crawford.

The Junior Order Of Merit will again be administered by Vice President Alasdair Malcolm, assisted by Ian Walker and The Ayrshire Junior Golf League representative, John Nordbo.

Iain Harvey takes over from Morgan Hall as the Ayrshire representative to the Scottish Golf Union, whilst John Nordbo will represent the interestes of The Ayrshire Junior Golf League on a county level.

Sandy Provan, Barclay Ross, Leslie Crawford and Alasdair Malcolm remain as the four qualified referees within the Execuutive, with two other Executive members scheduled to attend a training course in the new year.