Wednesday, April 30, 2014

SCOTTISH AREA TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS - Ayrshire names team for National title bid

The 6 man Ayrshire team for the forthcoming Scottish Area Team Championships has been announced.

The 2014 Ayrshire Area Team Championship Squad :-
John Shanks, Stuart Robin, Keith Hamilton
Malcolm Pennycott, Tommy McInally, Michael Smyth.

Despite Scotland internationalist Jack McDonald of Kilmarnock Barassie being unavailable due to university exams, Ayrshire have named a strong and experienced squad for the championship, which will take place over the Ranfurly Castle and Old Ranfurly courses in Renfrewshire from Friday 16th to Sunday 18th May.

Newly crowned Ayrshire Strokeplay Champion John Shanks (Irvine) is the only player remaining from the 2013 team to be selected this year.

Tommy McInally (Loudoun), a winner of all the major county titles over the years is also included and, along with John Shanks, previously enjoyed success in the competition as part of the last Ayrshire side to triumph in the competition in 2008.

Keith Hamilton (Ayr Belleisle) is also in the side as is the 2013 Ayrshire Strokeplay winner Stuart Robin (Prestwick St Cuthbert) and last years Ayrshire Matchplay Champion Michael Smyth (Royal Troon).

The team is completed by Malcolm Pennycott (Whiting Bay) who will make his debut in the Area Team Championship this year, bringing with him a number of years experience representing Ayrshire at various levels.

The championship will be played under a slightly altered format this year, with strokeplay qualifying rounds being played on Friday 16th May, from which eight team will qualify to progress to the matchplay stages, instead of four as in previous championships.

Quarter final and semi final matches will take place on Saturday 17 May with the final being played over two rounds on Sunday 18th May.

Monday, April 28, 2014

BELLEISLE CUP - Entries now being accepted

Entries are now being accepted for the 2014 Belleisle Cup.

The Doc Thom Ayrshire Order OF Merit counting event, sponsored again this year by Corum Estate Agents takes place over the Ayr Belleisle course on Sunday 1 June.

Entry forms and posters have been sent to local clubs and can also be downloaded via the appropriate link on the left of this page, under the 'Mens Info' heading




Sunday 1st June 2014

HANDICAP LIMIT 6          Entry fee £12

The Annual Scratch Competition for the Belleisle Cup will take place at Ayr Belleisle on Sunday 1st June 2014. 
Play shall be over two rounds of 18 holes stroke play.
Play shall be under R & A Rules and subject to Local Rules.
The Competition is open to amateur golfers having a handicap not exceeding 6 and who are members of a Club within one of the British Golf Unions.
Limited to 75 competitors.  Ballot if necessary.
Qualifying event for Doc.Thom Award and Evening Times Casket Tournament.
Entries shall be made through Club Secretaries and must be in my hands, accompanied by Entry Fees (£12 each)

 Entries received without entry fees will not be accepted.
All players will be responsible for ensuring that their score cards are signed immediately on completion of their round and returned to the competition office.


WINNER – Custody of BELLEISLE CUP for one year and voucher to the value of £275
RUNNER-UP - Voucher value £180                   THIRD - Voucher value £125
Fourth, Fifth, Six, Seventh and Eighth – Vouchers value £90, £70, £60, £50, £40 respectively 

Competitors shall have the courtesy of the Course on Friday 30th May 2014 on production of an official entry and subject to availability. Tee times must be booked 7 days in advance.
Competitors shall be notified by postcard of starting times and must report 15 minutes before tee-off time.  Failure to appear timeously may result in disqualification.
First tee-off:  7.30 am.     In the event of ties, places decided on count-back.
Any dispute shall be referred to the Committee of Ayr Belleisle Golf Club whose decision shall be final.
Entries, entry fees, certification of handicap and enquiries to:

Secretary, Ayr Belleisle Golf Club, 36 Marlepark, Ayr KA7 4RN
Telephone:  07900 050496
(Cheques to be made payable to “Ayr Belleisle Golf Club”)

SCOTTISH LADIES' CHAMPIONSHIP - SLGA return to Prestwick for 100th playing of national event

The 100th playing of the Scottish Ladies' Golf Championship will take place over the historic links of the Prestwick Golf Club for Tuesday 20th to Saturday 24th May 2014.

1978 winner at Prestwick
Belle Robertson

The return to the Ayrshire venue will mark the third occasion in the history of the event that the premier title in the Scottish woman's amateur game has been held over the Prestwick Links, following the 1978 championship which was won by the legendary Belle Robertson and the 2004 event won by Anne Laing.

2004 Prestwick winner
Anne Laing

the 113 entrants will play two rounds of strokeplay qualifying on Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st May, with the top 32 progressing to contest the Scottish Ladies Amateur Championship and the next 16 best placed players going forward to contest the Clark Rosebowl. The final of the championship will take place on Saturday 24 May.

The draw for the first round of strokeplay qualifying on Tuesday 20 May is :-


BRIGGS, Eilidh Kilmacolm Golf Club +2.9

LIDDELL, Fiona Schloss Vornholz +2.1


MEEK, JESSICA Carnoustie Ladies Golf Club +1.8

SUMMERS, AILSA Carnoustie Ladies Golf Club +1.6

WHYTE, Lauren St Regulus Ladies Golf Club +1.4


MCKECHIN, ALYSON Elderslie Golf Club +1.3

BRIGGS, Megan Kilmacolm Golf Club +0.9

MACDONALD, Gabrielle Craigielaw Golf Club +0.8


JAFFREY, CONNIE The Ladies Golf Club Troon +0.3

MOFFAT, Elaine St Regulus Ladies Golf Club 0.1

YOUNG, Clara North Berwick Golf Club 0.2


WALKER, Rachel Dumfries & County Golf Club 0.4

MCCOOK, Hannah Grantown-on-Spey Golf Club 0.5

ATKINS, Lesley Gullane Golf Club 0.5


MARSHALL, Karen Baberton Golf Club 0.7

MUNRO, HEATHER Monifieth Golf Club 0.8

WOOD, S Aberdeen Ladies Golf Club 1.0


WOOD, Susan Drumpellier Golf Club 1.1

MCINTOSH, Kate Broomieknowe Golf Club 1.3

LESLIE, SAMANTHA Aberdeen Ladies Golf Club 1.4


MACGREGOR, Louise Glenbervie Golf Club 1.5

STEPHEN, Noni Wentworth 1.6

HALE, EMMA The Ladies Golf Club Troon 1.7


BENNETT, L Ladybank Golf Club 1.7

THOMPSON, Cara Royal Dornoch Golf Club 1.8

FERGUSON, NICHOLA Milngavie Golf Club 1.8


POLSON, RACHEL Peterculter Golf Club 1.9

DALGETTY, Emily Glencorse Golf Club 2.3

SCOTT, Hannah Broomieknowe Golf Club 2.3


GRAHAM, J Southerness Golf Club 2.3

SAXTON, Jennifer Kinross Golf Club 4.6

WATSON, Eilidh Muckhart Golf Club 2.4



BARTLETT, Alison Royal Dornoch Golf Club 2.4

FRASER, Louise Kingsknowe Golf Club 2.6


MACPHERSON, Gale Loudoun Gowf Club 2.9

BLACKWOOD, Kirsten Glencorse Golf Club 2.9

PURDOM, Rosalind Prestwick St Nicholas Golf Club 3.0


MACGARVIE, HAZEL The Ladies Golf Club Troon 3.1

ROBERTSON, N Stirling Golf Club 3.2

MCWILLIAM, SHANNON Aboyne Golf Club 3.2


NICHOLSON, Wendy Broomieknowe Golf Club 3.3

CHALMERS, JEMMA Monifieth Golf Club 3.4

REID, KATIE Monifieth Golf Club 3.5


ROBERTSON, CLAIRE Carnoustie Ladies Golf Club 3.5

ALLAN, LINZI West Kilbride Golf Club 3.6

WRIGHT, Katie Stranraer Golf Club 3.6


LIVINGSTONE, Rachael Craigmillar Park Golf Club 3.6

GLENNIE, Alex Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club 3.6

MALCOLM, Catherine Prestwick St Cuthbert Golf Club 3.7


COUGHLIN, Georgia Fairhaven 3.7

MCBRIDE, Alison Harburn Golf Club 3.9

CADDOW, Emma ES Strathaven Golf Club 4.1


POTTER, Jenny Cathkin Braes Golf Club 4.4

GILBERT, FIONA Carnoustie Ladies Golf Club 4.4

HARRISON, JILL Cruden Bay Golf Club 4.6


WHYTE, Carol Milngavie Golf Club 4.7

MONCRIEFF, Isla Pitlochry Golf Club 5.9

THOMSON, Gail Ayr Belleisle Ladies Golf Club 4.8


D'AMBROSIO, Lauren Carluke Golf Club 4.9

FINNIE, JANE The Ladies Golf Club Troon 4.9

BRYCE, Ellie Strathaven Golf Club 5.0


SCOTT, Fiona Bothwell Castle Golf Club 5.2

BAIN, Linda Lochend Golf Club 5.3

RANKIN, RUTH Lanark Golf Club 5.4


MCGEACHY, Laura Haggs Castle Golf Club 5.4

BROWN, Kirsten K Strathaven Golf Club 5.4

BRODIE, Kirsty Strathmore Golf Club 5.5


BARKER, Lesley Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club 5.6

COWAN, Denise Ranfurly Castle Golf Club 5.6

MELVIN-FFINCH, Alison Hirsel Golf Club 8.2


MUNRO, Charlotte Gullane Golf Club 6.0

MACK, JENNIFER Haggs Castle Golf Club 6.4

MCDOUGALL, Linda Greenock Golf Club 6.4


DEVINE, Angela Hamilton Golf Club 6.4

FERGUSON, Karen Liberton Golf Club 6.5

GARDNER, Margo Linlithgow Golf Club 7.0


GOLDIE, Sandra Eastwood Golf Club 7.3

FREE, Joanne Gullane Golf Club 7.3

ANDERSON, HEATHER The Ladies Golf Club Troon 7.3


TERRY, LYNNE Cruden Bay Golf Club 7.6

FARRELL, JILLIAN Cardross Golf Club 7.6

QAYUM, Alexandra Ranfurly Castle Golf Club 13:10


YOUNG, Dawn North Berwick Golf Club 7.7

HUTTON, PAT Lanark Golf Club 8.0

BYCROFT, HANNAH Alford Golf Club 8.1


IRELAND, Suzanne M Prestonfield Golf Club Limited 8.2

PATERSON, BETH Eastwood Golf Club 8.8

MACCALLUM, WINIFRED Falkirk Golf Club  9.2


WILSON, Leanne Kelso Golf Club 8.8

WILSON, EMMA Elie & Earlsferry Ladies Golf Club 9.0

HINDSHAW, Fiona Bonnyton Golf Club 9.0


MATHIE, Lindsay The Ladies Golf Club Troon 9.2

MACTAGGART, Tara Minto Golf Club 2.4

WAUGH, Bobbi Moor Hall Golf Club 9.2


IRVINE, Rachel Largs Golf Club 9.3

LEE, Lauren Musselburgh Golf Club 9.3

MONCRIEFF, DIANE Lochend Golf Club 9.8


HALE, ELIZABETH Caldwell Golf Club 10.0

BURGESS, Kirsty Silverknowes 10.2

CAMERON, Stacey Leona Gullane Ladies Golf Club 10.3


SCOTT, Katie KA Strathaven Golf Club 10.4

GILLESPIE, Eileen Lochend Golf Club 10.4

FARQUHARSON, FIONA King James VI Golf Club 10.8


RANKINE, Jennifer Haggs Castle Golf Club 11.2

MALCOLM, KATIE Dumfries & County Golf Club 11.4

MCBAIN, MANDY Turnhouse Golf Club Ltd 11.5


CACKETT, Lynn Broomieknowe Golf Club 11.7

MILLER, MARY Blairgowrie Golf Club 12.0

IRVINE, ELIZABETH Alford Golf Club 14.7


MCTAGGART, LESLEY East Kilbride Golf Club 16.8

JOSS, ANGELA Alford Golf Club 17.2

FINDLAY, FIONA Lochend Golf Club 17.6


AYRSHIRE MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP - Shanks leads qualifiers for Kilmarnock (Barassie)

The 2014 Ayrshire Matchplay Championship will be held at Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf CLub from Monday 5th to Thursday 8th May.

New Ayrshire Strokeplay Champion John Shanks (Irvine) leads the qualifiers and is bidding for the Matchplay crown for the first time.

Defending champion Michael Smyth (Royal Troon) failed in his bid to qualify for this years competition, falling three shots short of the qualifying mark of 155 at the Ayrshire Strokeplay Championship at Irvine GC on Sunday 27 April.

Any players in the draw that find they are subsequently not available are requested to contact the Area Secretary or Championship administrator James McMurdo, as soon as possible, to allow for a reserve to be substituted in the draw.

The first round draw for the 2014 Ayrshire Matchplay Championship, on Monday 5th May, is :-

John Shanks
Brian Moore
Darren Mallinson
(Irvine Ravenspark)
Steven Wallace
(Prestwick St Cuthbert)
Scott Brown
Paul Denim
George Robertson
(Irvine Ravenspark)
Kenny Milliken
(Troon St Meddans)
Stephen Spence
(Royal Troon)
Gareth Lamb
J. Gordon Boyle
Greg Cathie
Mark Anderson
David McLellan
Craig Hamilton
George Higgins
(West Kilbride)