Tuesday, October 25, 2016

AYRSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION AGM - John Rushbury elected President for 2016 - 2018 with John W Watt as his Vice President

AGA President
John Rushbury
The Annual General Meeting of the Ayrshire Golf Association was held on the evening of Tuesday 25th October 2016 at Caprington Golf Club with John Rushbury (Royal Troon) being elected as President for the next two years and John W Watt (Prestwick St Cuthbert) taking over as Vice President.

The meeting opened with outgoing President James McMurdo (Ballochmyle) highlighting a number of points contained in his Presidents report, whilst adding to his report the success last weekend of the Ayrshire team in retaining the West Of Scotland Inter County Championship, the trophy for which was on display during the meeting.

Further reports covering Finance, Coaching, Course rating and The Ayrshire Junior Golf League were accepted by the meeting.

Before stepping down, outgoing President McMurdo thanked the meeting for allowing him the honour of serving as President over the last two years, which had seen notable success for Ayrshire teams and players at a national level.

AGA Vice President
John W Watt

Following the adoption of the various reports, John Rushbury, a member of both Royal Troon and Rowallan Castle golf clubs, was elected as President of The Association for the next two years

In accepting the position, President Rushbury paid tribute to his predecessor  and presented james McMurdo with his Past Presidents badge.

John W Watt, a member of Prestwick St Cuthbert golf club, was elcted as Vice President of The Association for the next two years whilst Area Secretary Alasdair J Malcolm (Prestwick St Cuthbert) was re elected to the post he has held since 2009.

New Executive Member
Allan Coulter
Ricky Magee (Caprington), Peter Doyle (Troon Welbeck), Ian Hoynes (West Kilbride), Milton Murray (Irvine) were all re elected to The Executive for a further three year period, along with Allan Coulter (Ayr Belleisle) who was elected to The Executive for the first time, also for a three year period.

Past President Iain Harvey (Kilmarnock Barassie) was also re elected, and will serve a two year vacancy on The Executive.

The area per capita subsciption payable by member clubs was set at £2.60 for the forthcoming year.

No other matters were raised by attendees under A.O.C.B., and the meeting was concluded by President Rushbury

The Ayrshire Golf Association Executive 2016 - 2017

Back Row :- Milton Murray (Irvine), Gordon Boyle (Turnberry), Hugh McKenzie (Troon Welbeck),
Scott Gilchrist (Loudoun), Robert Wilson (Ballochmyle), Peter Doyle (Troon Welbeck), Allan Coulter (Ayr Belleisle),
Mike Hazlewood (Ayr Neptune) Allan Muir (Caprington)

Front Row :- Iain Harvey (Kilmarnock Barassie), Vice President John W Watt (Prestwick St Cuthbert),
President John Rushbury (Royal Troon), Immediate past President James McMurdo (Ballochmyle),
Secretary Alasdair J Malcolm (Prestwick St Cuthbert), Ricky Magee (Caprington)

Not present :- Willie McCormick (Ayr Seafield), Ian Hoynes (West Kilbride)

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