Thursday, December 30, 2021

AYRSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION EXTENDED COMPETITIONS 2022 - Entry forms sent to all Club Secretaries, along with annual subscription invoices.

Entry forms for the six extended Ayrshire Golf Association competitions in 2022 have been sent to all club secretaries on the 30th of December, along with invoices for the annual subscription to The Association.

The six events entry forms sent out are:-

The Champion of Champions Trophy

The Ayrshire Fourball Championship

The Gary Bryden Memorial Salver - scratch club team knockout

The President's Putter - handicap club team knockout 

The Scratch Leagues

The Handicap League Championship

Entries for all six extended competitions should be submitted to the Area Secretary by 31st JANUARY 2022.

Any club Secretary who has not received the emails regarding the extended competitions entry forms, or the annual subscription invoice, should contact the Area Secretary, Alasdair J. Malcolm, by email at

Friday, December 24, 2021

ROBERT D. GREEN - Funeral arrangements

The family have intimated the following funeral arrangements for the late Ayr Dalmilling Club Secretary, Robert D. Green, who passed away recently. 

Robert's funeral will be in Lochside church Lochside Road/ Murray Street, Ayr, KA8 9JY at 12.30 p.m. on Tuesday the 11th of January, and thereafter to Ayr Cemetery at 1.30 p.m. 

Lochside church and community centre meant so much to him. 

Flowers are welcome should anyone wish, Robert loved spending time in his garden with all his flowers.

An invitation is extended to members from the wider golfing community in Ayrshire to attend, and pay their respects to Robert.

Monday, December 20, 2021

ROBERT D. GREEN - Respected Ayr Dalmilling Club Secretary passes away

The Ayrshire golfing community was dealt another sad blow on Monday the 20th of December 2021, with the sad news of the passing of Ayr Dalmilling Golf Club's Secretary Robert D. Green, at the age of 84. 

Robert was well known on county golfing circles, and was a well respected club official who had served his home club in various capacities over many years, most notably as Club Secretary in recent times.

A skilled organiser, Robert was well liked in his home club and far beyond, described by many as one of life's true gentlemen, a club legend and simply Mr. Ayr Dalmilling.

Robert was a firm supporter of all aspects of the club, of which he was one of the founder members in 1961, enjoying the success of young club golfers and club teams alike, over the years. He took particular pride in seeing his club team win the inaugural Ayrshire handicap League Championship in 2017, and was present both on the day and at the following Ayrshire Golf Association annual dinner, where he was a regular attender over many years, to see the team receive the championship trophy.

Although he had some health issues in recent times, Robert's dedication to looking after the interests of the membership of the Dalmilling club never wavered, and he continued to look after all the club matters until his sad passing. A shining example of the brand of unsung hero that every golf club needs to flourish.

The thoughts of all at The Ayrshire Golf Association are with Robert's family and friends, and the members of the Ayr Dalmilling Golf Club, at this sad time.


LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR - Royal Troon's Hazel Macgarvie secures tour card for 2022

Hazel Macgarvie (Royal Troon) has secured her Ladies European Tour card for the 2022 season, following a great performance in the Q- School event held at la Manga in Spain from the 16th to the 20th of December 2021.

In a intensive and punishing schedule over the four days, rounds of 73, 73, 69, 71 and 75 gave Hazel a level par total of  361 and crucially a joint 15th place in the Qualifying School competition to secure playing rights on the LET for the 2022 season. Only one other Scot, Laura Beveridge (Alford), successfully negotiated the Q School event to regain her place on the tour after losing her place at the end of the 2021 season.

All at the Ayrshire Golf Association wish Hazel the very best of luck in her golfing adventure on the LET in 2022.

Wednesday, December 08, 2021

JAMIE McCORMACK - Golfing community left shocked by sudden passing of Master Clubmaker and owner of Pure Forged Golf

The golfing community in Ayrshire and far beyond the county have been left stunned and shocked by the devastating news of the untimely death today, Wednesday the 8th of December 2021, of Pure Forged Golf owner and Master Clubmaker Jamie McCormack, at the all too young age of 51.

Jamie was brought up in Ayr, where he attended Mainholm Academy. He began his golfing development as a junior at Ayr Dalmilling and became an accomplished golfer, taking part in county events on a regular basis. He reached the semi finals of the 2004 Ayrshire Champion of Champions trophy competition, losing out to the eventual winner Tommy McInally.

Since establishing Pure Forged Golf around 2003, Jamie and his wife Lynne worked hard to establish the company as the first choice company for premium, custom made, golf clubs in the country.

Jamie became a member of Irvine Golf Club after the family set up home in the town, and was a regular supporter of competitions and events at his home club and beyond.

In recent years, Jamie took much pride in following the developing golfing skills of his young son, also Jamie, as a member of the successful Irvine Golf Club junior section, and could often be found on the course, supporting the juniors at team matches, and always willing to chat about anything golf related, to friends and strangers alike.

Described simply by many friends and acquaintances as ‘one of life’s gentlemen’ and ‘a great guy’, Jamie’s skills as a clubmaker, and more importantly his friendship and easy going, affable, demeanour, will be sadly missed by many from the golfing world and elsewhere.

The thoughts and prayers of all at The Ayrshire Golf Association are with Jamie’s wife Lynne, his children Cara and Jamie, and wider circle of family and friends at this desperately sad time.  

Rest well Jamie….it was a pleasure to know you.