Wednesday, November 18, 2020


Due to the ongoing global pandemic, approval was sought from member clubs to deal with AGM business, due to be discussed at the AGM on 20th October, by way of written submission and approval, or otherwise, for one year only, due to the exceptional circumstances.

The proposal to deal with business in this manner attracted no dissenters, and in the event 25 member clubs, over 1/3 of the membership, submitted their responses which resulted in unanimous approval of the eleven proposals for the AGM.

The fists six proposals were for approval of the 2019 AGM minutes and adoption of the President's report, Financial report, Coaching report, Course rating report and Ayrshire Junior Golf League report.

John W Watt

Vice President
Scott Gilchrist

Again, in recognition of the exceptional circumstances in 2020, proposals that John W Watt (Prestwick St Cuthbert) and Scott Gilchrist (Loudoun) serve a further one year term as President and Vice President respectively, were approved.

Alasdair Malcolm (Prestwick St Cuthbert) was re elected Secretary/Treasurer for 2020 - 2021.

Mike Hazlewood (Ayr Neptune), Andy Gilligan (Troon St Meddans) and Barry O'Rourke (Loudoun) were all re elected to The Executive for a further 3 year period. whilst Hugh McKenzie (Troon Welbeck) Willie McCormick (Ayr Seafield) and Allan Muir (Caprington) stood down from The executive and did not seek re election.

The Executive proposal that the per capita for 2020 - 2021 be set at £2.50, a reduction of 10 pence, was approved, whilst the Scottish Golf per capita payment remained at £14.50.

In early November all member clubs were circulated by email with the 2020 - 2021 membership returns form, with a request that these be submitted to the Area Secretary by the end of November at the latest.

Invoices for payment will thereafter be sent out to member clubs towards the end of 2020.

Entry forms for the extended county matchplay competitions in 2021 will be forwarded by email to member clubs in the near future

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

BALLOCHMYLE GOLF CLUB - Head Greenkeeper vacancy advertised

 Ballochmyle golf club are advertising for a new Head Greenkeeper. 

Any interested parties should make application as detailed below.




Catrine Road, Mauchline, KA5 6LE

Tel: 01290 550469 e:

 Ballochmyle Golf Club - Head Greenkeeper

 An opportunity has arisen for the position of Head Greenkeeper at Ballochmyle Golf Club, located in East Ayrshire.

Responsible for:  Ensuring the maintenance and upkeep of the golf course so that it exceeds the expectations of members, guests & visitors.

 Background:   The successful candidate will lead a team of green-keeping staff.   The role is permanent and full time.

Main duties and responsibilities:

·   Maintain a professional and welcoming approach at all times when dealing with members, guests and visitors.

·   Carry out effective turf maintenance through the establishment of schedules and programmes of annual, monthly, weekly and daily maintenance, which maximise efficiency at the course.

·   Ensure the course is prepared for play including marking hazards; ground under repair and placing tee markers; bunkers; golf furniture and general green maintenance.

·   Manage and conduct construction / renovation projects.

·   Oversee the preparation and maintenance of equipments for use.

·   Operate and maintain irrigation systems.

·    Plan and manage the control of weeds, pests and disease.

·    Maintain appropriate levels of supplies ensuring safe and effective control of all stored materials.

·   Allocate work rotas and supervise green-keeping staff.

·   Ensure the correct procedures are followed regarding the use of all machinery, fertilisers and chemicals.

·   Take all reasonable steps to protect the health, safety and welfare of all employees, patrons and visitors, by following all legislative guidelines for the preparation, use and disposal of chemicals, the safe use of tools, plant and equipment and promoting safe working practices in all areas of operation at the course.

·    Comply with company policies, rules and procedures at all times.

Desirable skills:

·   PA1, PA2 & PA6 Spraying certificates.

·   Relevant Chain Saw Certificates.

·   Knowledge of Turf Machinery.

·   Full UK Driving Licence.

·   Machine Maintenance skills.


Remuneration will be dependent on experience and qualifications.

28 days annual paid leave which includes Bank Holidays.

Staff workplace pension scheme.

Uniform and Safety wear provided.



If you are an ambitious individual and looking to join a forward thinking golf club, please apply by email (with your CV and covering letter) to Andy Harrow, Secretary at: