Contents Message from the President .............................................................................................. 4-5 Executive Committee / Executive Members / Past Presidents ............................................. 7 Past Presidents ..................................................................................................................... 8 2016 Review of the Year / Coaching / Teams ..................................................................9-10 Tournaments / Course Rating / Ayrshire Junior Golf League .............................................. 11 Press & Publicity ............................................................................................................ 11-12 In Memorium .................................................................................................................. 12-13 Club Directory ................................................................................................................ 14-15 Ayrshire Boys Team Championship .................................................................................... 17 Ayrshire Strokeplay Championship ..................................................................................... 18 Ayrshire Matchplay Championship...................................................................................... 19 Ayrshire Club Championship .............................................................................................. 19 Ayrshire Seniors Championsip / Ayrshire Boys Championship .......................................... 20 Ayrshire Boys Matchplay Championship / Champion of Champions Trophy ..................... 21 Fourball Championship / Gary Bryden Memorial Salver ..................................................... 22 Presidents Putter................................................................................................................. 23 Ayrshire Scratch Leagues............................................................................................. 23-24 The Doc Tom Order Of Merit.......................................................................................... 24-25 Junior Order Of Merit .......................................................................................................... 25 Other Notable Performances ......................................................................................... 26-27 The Ayrshire Junior Golf League......................................................................................... 28 Ayrshire Ladies Golf ...................................................................................................... 30-31 2017 Fixtures ................................................................................................................ 32-33 Historical Records.......................................................................................................... 34-35 Roll Of Honour ............................................................................................................... 35-39
A Message from the President It gives me great pleasure to introduce the 14th ediion of the Ayrshire Golf Associaion Yearbook in my ﬁrst year of becoming President. It was a great honour and very proud moment for me to be elected as President and I would like to thank you all for giving me this opportunity. I would like to thank Past President James McMurdo of Ballochmyle for his excellent work over the last two years. I would also like to thank the rest of the execuive team for all their coninued hard work and support.
July 2016 showcased Ayrshire at the forefront of the golﬁng world. Royal Troon hosted arguably the ﬁnest Open Championship of all ime with winner Henrik Stenson batling Phil Mickelson in an incredible ﬁnal day shootout.
This year saw Ayrshire hosing a ﬁnals day at Ballochmyle Golf Club which included two new events that had been added to the Ayrshire golﬁng calendar through the season. The Ayrshire Club Team Championships. The inaugural events consisted of 4 man teams made up of 2 single ies plus a foursome ie. The scratch event was named The Gary Bryden Memorial Trophy and the handicap version The Presidents Puter Trophy. Another new event played this year and hosted in Ayrshire was The West of Scotland Strokeplay Championship, which saw 66 players play 36 holes at Loudoun Gowf Club and home member Tommy McInally win the championship by 1 shot from Steven Stamper of Turnberry. The Scoish Area Team Championship at Dalmahoy in September had defending champions Ayrshire qualify in 4th place ater the strokeplay but defeated in the Matchplay quarter ﬁnals by Glasgow, however I was a delighted to be Captain again in October as the Ayrshire A Team retained the West League Trophy at Cardross GC in Dunbartonshire ater winning 4 out of 5 matches. In a winner takes all match versus our hosts, a very ight encounter ensued as Ayrshire eventually won the match over the closing stages 6 - 2. In March, Ayrshire boys Jack Broun (Ayr Belleisle) and Cameron Johnstone (Troon Welbeck) represented Scotland in an Under 16 Boys Quadrangular Tournament in Ireland with Scotland ﬁnishing 3rd. Another notable achievement was at Lundin links in June at the East of Scotland Open which was won by Euan Walker (Kilmarnock Barassie) with a closing round of 64. 4
Ayrshire can look forward to hosing Scotland’s two premier men’s amateur events in 2017, The Scoish Strokeplay at Western Gailes and the Scoish Amateur at Prestwick and Prestwick St Cuthbert, with the later event being played for the ﬁrst ime split into 2 rounds of Strokeplay then the top 64 players qualifying for the Matchplay stages over Prestwick. Ayrshire will also host the Scoish Open for the ﬁrst ime at Dundonald in July, with the Ladies Scoish Open returning to Dundonald the same month. I am delighted to announce that in June 2017, Ayrshire will hold a new 18 hole handicap stroke play event with details being submited to clubs early in the New Year. I would personally like to record my sincere thanks to all clubs who host Ayrshire events. Without your assistance and support, we could not administer and manage such quality events. I wish you all golﬁng success for the coming season and look forward to serving as your Ayrshire President. John Rushbury
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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Honorary Life Presidents President Vice President Immediate Past President Secretary/Treasurer
Mathew H. Lygate (Troon Portland) R. Leslie Crawford (Kilmarnock Barassie) John Rushbury (Royal Troon) John W. Wat (Prestwick St Cuthbert) James McMurdo (Ballochmyle) Alasdair J. Malcolm (Prestwick St. Cuthbert)
Back Row M Murray, G Boyle, H McKenzie, S Gilchrist, R Wilson, P Doyle, A Coulter, M Hazlewood, A Muir. Front Row I Harvey, J W Watt, J Rushbury, J McMurdo, A J Malcolm, R Magee. Not Present W McCormick, I Hoynes.
Execuive Members Allan Muir (Caprington), Willie McCormick (Ayr SeaďŹ eld), Mike Hazlewood (Ayr Neptune), Robert Wilson (Ballochmyle), Gordon Boyle (Turnberry), Hugh McKenzie (Troon Welbeck), Iain Harvey (Kilmarnock Barassie), Ricky Magee (Caprington) , Allan Coulter (Ayr Belleisle), Ian Hoynes (West Kilbride), Peter Doyle (Troon Welbeck), Milton Murray (Irvine). Ayrshire Junior League Rep. Scot Gilchrist (Loudoun)
PAST PRESIDENTS 1955-1956 1956-1958 1958-1960 1960-1962 1962-1964 1964-1966 1966-1968 1968-1970 1970-1972 1972-1973 1973-1975 1975-1977 1977-1979
J.T. Shaw (Troon) J. Rae (Prestwick St. Nicholas) E.W. Ecrepont (Troon) Robert Kirkland (Prestwick St. Nicholas) Sam Haswell (Irvine Ravenspark)
Archie Carroll (Prestwick St. Nicholas) Mathew H. Lygate (Troon Portland) Robert McLaren (Largs)
PAST PRESIDENTS (coninued) 1979-1981 1981-1983 1983-1985 1985-1987 1987-1989 1989- 1990 1990-1992 1992-1994 1994-1996 1996-1998 1998-2000 2000-2002 2002-2004 2004-2006 2006-2008 2008-2010 2010-2012 2012-2014 2014-2016
David Murdoch (Prestwick St. Cuthbert) R.Leslie Crawford (Kilmarnock Barassie) John Wilson (Royal Troon) R.A. Innes McQueen (Troon Welbeck) Charles Bruce (Loudoun) John Boyd (Caprington) William Dowie (Ballochmyle) Angus MacPhee (Kilmarnock Barassie) John Rutherford (Caprington) Iain Harvey (Kilmarnock Barassie) Ronnie Pots (Irvine Ravenspark) Morgan Hall (West Kilbride) Robin G. Baker (Troon Portland) J.F. (Ian) Guthrie (Ballochmyle) Ricky Magee (Caprington) Alasdair J. Malcolm (Prestwick St. Cuthbert) David J Miller (Kilmarnock Barassie) Milton Murray (Irvine) James McMurdo (Ballochmyle)
2016 Review of the Year Coaching Scot Gilchrist led the development and implementaion of the local coaching programme in 2016 and will coninue in that role into 2017. Prestwick and Brunston Castle golf clubs again provided excepional support for the coaching scheme, allowing use of their faciliies throughout the programme. 2016 marked the end of a 20-year associaion with Ayrshire coaching for coaching professional Graham Ross. The thanks of The Associaion and junior golfers, past and present, are extended to Graham for his service to the county coaching programme over the years. The remaining coaching professionals, Richard Gordon and David Fleming, have agreed to undertake the coaching programme jointly going forward. The 2016 – 17 Squad Development group was ideniﬁed at a talent ideniﬁcaion day in October 2016 and coaching sessions are delivered during the close season. Other coaching provision, for a wider group of players, is also under consideraion with the aim of early ideniﬁcaion and development of young talent. Individual coaching schemes within member clubs were again supported in 2016 with the coninuaion of the club coaching grant scheme, and the scheme will be in place again for the 2017 season. Our sincere thanks must be recorded for the eﬀorts of our coaching professionals Richard Gordon (Ayr Belleisle) and David Fleming (Prestwick), who coninue to develop the Ayrshire squad within the coaching framework, and our former coach Graham Ross (Inverclyde) for his service.
Youth Team Robert Wilson again managed the youth team for a sixth successive year in 2016. With several regular team members from the last few years not available, the squad entered a transiional period in 2016 and several younger players were brought in to bolster the team. A win against Sirlingshire, a draw with Dumbartonshire and defeats to Renfrewshire, Lanarkshire and Glasgow saw the youth team ﬁnish in mid-table in the West of Scotland League, though the ﬁnal day draw with itle winners Dumbartonshire at Troon Darley prevented the visitors recording a clean sweep of wins in the 2016 compeiion. Robert Wilson will coninue as Youth Team Manager in 2017. The three players who represented Ayrshire in the Glasgow Youths Championship, Shaun Hedger (West Kilbride), Callum Irvine (Ayr Belleisle) and Andrew Gordon (Ayr Belleisle) ﬁnished in fourth place, with Shaun Hedger taking the runner up spot in the individual compeiion. The annual match with the South of Scotland, played at Southerness in March 2016, resulted in a 11.5 – 7.5 win for Ayrshire, who retained The President’s Trophy.
President’s Trophy winning team at Southerness
Boys Team Milton Murray returned to manage the boys team in 2016. Despite only losing one of their ﬁve ﬁxtures in the 2016 West of Scotland Boys League, Ayrshire ﬁnished in third place behind Renfrewshire, who retained the league itle, and Lanarkshire. The campaign began with a draw away to Glasgow at Cathkin Braes and a draw at home to Renfrewshire at Ayr Belleisle before the boys recorded their ﬁrst win with a 6 – 2 defeat of Sirlingshire at Largs. Defeat followed in the penulimate match of the series with a 3 – 5 reverse against Lanarkshire at Colville Park and although the team closed with a 4.5 – 3.5 home win over Dumbartonshire at Annanhill the Wishart Trophy eluded Ayrshire again in 2016. Ayrshire were well adrit of winners Lanarkshire in the Scoish Boys Area Team Championship, played at Grangemouth on Sunday 5th June, the team of Jack Broun, Callum Irving and Jordan Sweeney from Ayr Belleisle and Euan Ferguson from Turnberry ﬁnishing in 13th place in the compeiion. Scot Gilchrist will take over the administraion of the boys’ team in 2017, with Milton Murray remaining to assist.
County A Team John Rushbury coninued to manage the A team in 2016 and was again assisted by Allan Muir and Gordon Boyle. The Scoish Area Team Championships took place in early September at Dalmahoy and the team of Keith Hamilton (Ayr Belleisle), Malcolm Pennycot (Whiing Bay), John Shanks (Irvine), Steven Wallace (Prestwick St Cuthbert), Michael Smyth (Royal Troon) and Charlie Macneal (Prestwick) ensured the that defending champions Ayrshire qualiﬁed comfortably in fourth place for the Matchplay stages. In the ﬁrst round of the Matchplay, Ayrshire faced Glasgow but despite John Shanks & Charlie Macneal winning the lead foursomes match, defeat in three of the four singles ies saw Ayrshire relinquish their itle at the quarter ﬁnal stage. Lanarkshire won the itle in 2016, beaing Lothians in the ﬁnal. In September, the Ayrshire team began their defence of the West of Scotland Inter County League itle, which they had won for the ﬁrst ime in 27 years in 2015. The team opened their itle defence with a 6 – 2 win over Glasgow at Troon Portland but the itle hopes suﬀered a setback in the second match of the series when the team went down by 3.5 – 4.5 to Sirlingshire at Glenbervie. The team got back on track in the third match with a 4.5 – 3.5 win over Lanarkshire at West Kilbride and a 5 – 3 defeat of Renfrewshire at Irvine set up a winner takes all clash with Dumbartonshire at Cardross in the ﬁnal match of the series. In a nail-biing conclusion, the result of the match was in doubt unil the last few holes of the remaining three ies on the course, but eventually Ayrshire won the match 6 – 2 to retain the West League itle. The fourteen players used by Ayrshire during the successful 2016 campaign were: Steven Wallace, Greg Telfer & Stuart Robin (all Prestwick St Cuthbert), Keith Hamilton & Jim Johnstone (both Ayr Belleisle), Scot Brown & Steven Stamper (both Turnberry), John Shanks (Irvine), Tommy McInally (Loudoun), Craig Hamilton (Ballochmyle), Malcolm Pennycot (Whiing Bay), Michael Smyth (Royal Troon), Charlie Macneal (Prestwick) and Stuart Miller (Kilmarnock Barassie) James McMurdo will take over the administraion of the A team in 2017, assisted by Gordon Boyle and Allan Coulter West of Scotland Champions
Tournaments 1n 2016 the Associaion President James McMurdo, assisted by Willie McCormick, Hugh McKenzie, John Wat and Mike Hazlewood, coninued as tournament administrator, with all events again enjoying good level of entries. The Associaion presently have eleven qualiﬁed referees, Alasdair Malcolm, James McMurdo, Iain Harvey, John Rushbury, Scot Gilchrist, Hugh McKenzie, Ricky Magee, John Wat, Mike Hazlewood, Gordon Boyle and Peter Doyle. Thanks are due to all the referees for their contribuion towards the successful administraion of our championships throughout the season. During the year, Ayrshire Execuive members are called upon to assist in the running of naional events held within the county, whilst individual members also take on the task of the ongoing administraion of extended compeiions, including the Champion of Champions, Fourball and Scratch League events, to ensure their smooth and successful conclusion by the end of the playing season. James McMurdo will again lead on the delivery of championships in 2017.
Course raing Allan Muir, assisted by John Rutherford and David McKie and execuive members Ricky Magee and Mike Hazlewood, administer and implement the course raing programme in Ayrshire each year, ensuring that the courses throughout the country have a raing and Standard Scratch Score that accurately reﬂects the diﬃculty of the course. Raings undertaken in 2016 included a winter course at Royal Troon, the reconstructed Ailsa course at Trump Turnberry, as well as the courses at Kilmarnock (Barassie) and Beith which were due under the ten-year rotaion and Prestwick St Nicholas, who requested a review of the raing carried out in 2015. A further parial re-raing was undertaken at Brunston Castle due to course alteraions. Allan Muir and his team will coninue to oversee the course raing scheme in 2017.
The Ayrshire Junior Golf League Scot Gilchrist remained as the AJGL representaive on the county Execuive in 2016 and will coninue in this role in 2017. Since 1987 the Ayrshire Golf Associaion and Ayrshire Junior Golf League have worked closely together in the development of junior golf, with a representaive of The League serving on the Ayrshire Golf Associaion Execuive since that ime. Billy Tait remained as AJGL Secretary in 2016 with Gavin Scot acing as Assistant Secretary and Robin Baker as Treasurer. The same administraion team will coninue in 2017.
Press and Publicity The Ayrshire Golf Associaion web page has been the main vehicle for publicising the work of The Associaion for over 10 years now, since its establishment in the autumn of 2004. Associaion Secretary Alasdair Malcolm has administered the web page since its establishment, and will be assisted in publicity maters in 2017 by John Wat. The weblog coninues to prove popular with county players and club members alike, with strong visitor numbers every year, from both Scotland and further aﬁeld. Fixture lists, compeiion results and entry forms are all made available on the web page, which also features links to member clubs own websites and other useful golf links. Local press oten use the web page as a source for press aricles, which are regularly being reproduced from the weblog in local papers and on golf related websites. Clubs are encouraged to forward anything of interest to Alasdair Malcolm at email@example.com for possible inclusion on the web page.
Press and Publicity (coninued) A Facebook page and Twiter account were also added in 2015. The Ayrshire Golf Associaion Yearbook was produced again in 2016, its thirteenth successive year, and the quality producion by Ayrshire Media Services who are based in Dukes Road in Troon, has again been excellent and well received both within the county and beyond. The Associaion are pleased that Ayrshire Media Services have again produced the yearbook in 2017 and are conﬁdent that this publicaion will coninue to prove popular and useful to both members and adverisers alike.
The Ayrshire Golf weblog can be accessed on www.ayrshiregolf.blogspot.com The Associaion Secretary, Alasdair Malcolm, can be contacted at: Post – 17 Auchincruive Avenue, Prestwick, KA9 2DT E-Mail – firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone – 01292 477657 Mobile - 07912 026341
In Memorium As we look back over 2016 we remember friends and golfing colleagues who are no longer with us.
Former Ayrshire Golf Associaion President Angus Macphee passed away, suddenly but peacefully, at Crosshouse Hospital on Friday 4th March 2016, at the age of 93. A schoolteacher by profession, Angus was long associated with his home club, Kilmarnock (Barassie), and following his reiral from teaching he became involved in county golf administraion as a member of the Ayrshire Golf Associaion Execuive, culminaing in his elecion as President of The Associaion from 1992 to 1994. Angus Macphee
Many golfers in Ayrshire were saddened to learn that former Loudoun Gowf Club club master, Eric Henderson passed away on Friday 15th April 2016. Eric was one of life’s real characters, a real gentleman who enjoyed life to the full and made many friends within the world of golf and beyond, through his fun-loving aitude and friendly manner. In his 13 years at Loudoun Gowf Club, from 1987 to 2000, Eric became a well-known, and well liked, part of the Ayrshire golﬁng scene, and during that period could enjoy seeing his son Mark develop his golﬁng skill as a junior member of the club, which ulimately saw him progress to the professional ranks. Eric Henderson
It was with deep sadness that the members of Ayr Seaﬁeld Golf Club and his other golﬁng friends in Ayrshire learned of the passing of their club Vice Captain Hugh (Shug) Leford from cancer on Tuesday 21st June 2016 two short weeks ater his illness was diagnosed.
Golfers throughout Ayrshire and beyond were shocked and saddened to learn of the unexpected passing of Bob Grassom on Sunday 17th July 2016.
Robert F Grassom was a ﬁne golfer and golf administrator, and his jovial manner made him many friends both on and oﬀ the golf course. Bob was a Sirlingshire county player in his youth, and as well as wining the Club Championship at Polmont prior to moving to Ayrshire, he played on several occasions in the Scoish Amateur Championship.
A member of Royal Troon and Turnberry golf clubs and an Honorary member of Ayr Belleisle GC, where he was Captain in 1972, Bob devoted many years of service to golf administraion at both club and county level. Whilst serving as junior convener at Ayr Belleisle Bob also took on the role of Ayrshire Junior Golf League Secretary in the 1980's, being elected an Honorary member of the AJGL ater reiring from that post in 1984. During his many years as a member of Turnberry Golf Club, Bob served as convener of all sub commitees as well as taking on the post of Staﬀ Recruitment Oﬃcer during the 1986 Open Championship there. Bob also took on senior roles on behalf of the club when the Open Championship was held at Royal Troon in recent years. In addiion to his involvement in the administraion of the clubs to which he was atached, Bob also found ime to serve on the Ayrshire Golf Associaion Execuive for a ﬁve-year period during the 1980's and 1990's. Unil his unimely passing, Bob retained a keen interest in the clubs and other bodies with which he was associated. He was sill a regular atender at the Ayrshire Junior Golf league annual dinners as well as those of his golf clubs, whilst indulging his interest in curling at the local ice rink and beyond and building his collecion of golf clubs and memorabilia, which he collected with enthusiasm and experise. Outside sporing circles, Bob also found ime in recent years to add his business acumen to the campaign to revive the fortunes of the local Gaiety Theatre in Ayr, serving on the group of volunteers who have brought the theatre back from the brink of closure. Bob was a ﬁne friend to have and lived a full and enjoyable life which, to the deep regret of all his friends, fellow club members and acquaintances, came to an end far too soon.
Club Directory CLUB Abbotsford Ailsa Craig Alton Annanhill (Bookings) Annanhill Ardeer Auchenharvie (Bookings) Auchenharvie 88 Ayr Belleisle (Bookings) Ayr Belleisle Ayr Carrick Ayr Dalmilling (Bookings) Ayr Dalmilling Ayr Neptune Ayr Seaﬁeld (Bookings) Ayr Seaﬁeld Ballochmyle Beith Braehead Brodick Brunston Castle CAAGC Caprington Carrick Speakers Corrie Crosshouse Doon Valley Drongan Girvan (Bookings) Girvan Glacier Irvine Irvine Ravenspark (Bookings) Irvine Ravenspark Kilbirnie Place Kilmarnock (Barassie) Lamlash Largs Largs Routenburn (Bookings) Largs Routenburn Loudoun Machrie Bay Malletsheugh Maybole (Bookings) Maybole Moorpark Muirkirk New Cumnock N B. Parkstone Pontoon Prestwick Prestwick St Cuthbert Prestwick St Nicholas
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TOURNAMENTS AND COMPETITIONS 2016 AYRSHIRE BOYS TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
The 29th annual Ayrshire Boys Team Championship was played at Irvine Ravenspark on Sunday 17th April, with nine Ayrshire clubs compeing for the team and individual scratch and handicap trophies. The Mat Lygate Trophy for the best scratch team score was retained by Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club, represented by Robbie Muir, Lewis Caddell, Ewan Milligan & Fraser Rigby, with a team score of 230, a full six shots ahead of their nearest challengers. The Ayr Belleisle team of Jack Broun, Jordan Sweeney, Andrew Gordon and Callum Irving were scratch runners up on 245. Lewis Caddell (Kilmarnock Barassie) won the Prestwick Circuits Trophy for the best individual scratch score with a two over par 73. In the handicap compeiion, the team of Euan Ferguson, Kyle Brown, Daniel Long and Kieran Beauchamp won the Andrew D Nimmo Trophy with a team score of 215, whilst Lewis McMillan (Ballocmyle) won the Carrick Trophy for the best individual net score of the day, by the beter inward half, with a level par 71 Kieran Beauchamp (Turnberry) and Robbie Muir (Kilmarnock Barassie) won the two individual handicap classes, both with net scores of 71.
FINAL PLACINGS - Scratch (Net) 230 – Kilmarnock (Barassie) (216) 236 – Turnberry (215) 245 – Ayr Belleisle (236) 247 – Troon Welbeck (238) 265 – Irvine (235) 268 – Loudoun (237) 268 – Ballochmyle (220) 277 – Prestwick St Cuthbert (233) 278 – West Kilbride (236)
AYRSHIRE STROKEPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP Greg Telfer (Prestwick St Cuthbert) won the 2016 Ayrshire Strokeplay Championship, over his home course on Sunday 24th April, to take the county itle for the ﬁrst ime. 21-year-old Telfer, who won the Scoish Junior Champion of Champions itle in 2012, edged out Michael Smyth (Royal Troon) by a single shot to win the championship, having been matched in scoring with Smyth throughout the 36-hole event. Greg Telfer David Glass (Prestwick St Cuthbert), the 1998 champion, made his ﬁrst appearance in the county championship for a few years and ater the morning round was at the head of the ﬁeld with a four under par 67, one shot ahead of both Greg Telfer and Michael Smyth on 68 and two ahead of the three imes winner John Shanks (Irvine) on 69, with defending champion Tommy McInally (Loudoun) the only other player under par ater the morning round on 70.
In the aternoon, a poor start saw David Glass fade out of the picture whilst the challenge from John Shanks and Tommy McInally also faded in the aternoon. Greg Telfer's older brother Craig, along with clubmate Graeme Gimson and Keith Hamilton (Ayr Belleisle) posted an early target of 144 Successive 71’s saw Charlie Macneal (Prestwick) take third place overall on 142 whilst Greg Telfer followed his opening 68 with the only sub-par round of the aternoon, a second round of 70 giving him a four under par total of 138. Michael Smyth reached the ﬁnal hole needing a birdie four to force a play-oﬀ with Telfer but only succeeded in recording a par at the last to leave him one stroke adrit of the new champion.
LEADING FINAL TOTALS 138 - Greg Telfer (Prestwick St Cuthbert) 68/70 139 - Michael Smyth (Royal Troon) 68/71 142 - Charlie Macneal (Prestwick) 71/71 144 - Keith Hamilton (Ayr Belleisle) 72/72 144 - Graeme Gimson (Prestwick St Cuthbert) 72/72 144 - Craig Telfer (Prestwick St Cuthbert) 72/72 144 - Stuart Miller (Kilmarnock Barassie) 71/73 146 - James Johnston (Ayr Belleisle) 75/71 146 - Gavin Nimmo (Troon St Meddans) 74/72 146 - Steven Wallace (Prestwick St Cuthbert) 73/73 146 - Colin Gray (Irvine) 73/73 146 - Adrian Orton (Kilmarnock Barassie) 71/75 146 - Stuart Robin (Prestwick St Cuthbert) 71/75 146 - John Shanks (Irvine) 69/77 146 - David Glass (Prestwick St Cuthbert) 67/79
AYRSHIRE MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP John Shanks (Irvine) won the Ayrshire Matchplay Championship for the ﬁrst ime on Thursday 5th May at Western Gailes when he beat defending champion Michael Smyth (Royal Troon) by 5 & 3 in the ﬁnal. Smyth took an early lead in the ﬁnal but Shanks squared the match at the sixth with an eagle three before going on to forge a two-hole lead by the turn. Smyth won the tenth hole to reduce the deﬁcit but was powerless when Shanks went on a remarkable run from the eleventh, three birdies in four holes under tesing condiions giving him a four-hole advantage and allowing him to close out the match at the ﬁteenth with a 5 & 3 victory. In the semi-ﬁnals, Shanks beat Craig Hamilton (Ballochmyle) by one hole whilst Smyth beat Adrian Orton (Kilmarnock Barassie) by 4 & 3. John Shanks In the quarter ﬁnal matches, Shanks beat Graeme Gimson (Prestwick St Cuthbert by 1 hole, Hamilton beat Jack Thomas (Irvine) by 2 holes, Smyth beat Shaun Hedger (West Kilbride) by 1 hole and Orton beat Alan McLean (Kilbirnie Place) by 3 & 2.
THE AYRSHIRE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP Prestwick St Cuthbert GC won the Ayrshire Club Championships for the ﬁrst ime in the history of the compeiion when the 2016 event was held at Brunston Castle GC on Sunday 3rd July. 17 clubs took part in the championship, with the best two scratch scores from three being combined for the team score. Loudoun and Irvine set the early pace with team totals of 148 before the Royal Troon team overtook them. Led by Stephen Machin with the best individual round of the day, a one under par 70, Mat Dargie (74) and Ian Walker (76) posted a team total of 144 to take the lead. 2016 Ayrshire Strokeplay Champion Greg Telfer carded a level par 71 to lay the foundaion of the Prestwick St Cuthbert team score and when his brother Craig Telfer matched his total of 71, Prestwick St Cuthbert led the tournament by two shots. David Glass, playing his second round of the day ater answering a mid-morning call to stand in as a late replacement added a creditable 77, despite the loss of three balls during the round, to back up the two couning scores. None of the other teams seriously challenged the Prestwick St Cuthbert total and the club took the R L Crawford trophy for the ﬁrst ime, ater two runners up places in the last six years in the compeiion. 142 – Prestwick St Cuthbert 144 – Royal Troon 148 – Irvine 148 – Loudoun 149 – Kilmarnock (Barassie) 151 – Girvan 152 – Brunston Castle 152 – Ballochmyle 153 – Troon St Meddans
153 – Tam O Shanter 154 – West Kilbride 156 – Largs 157 – Rowallan Castle 159 – Irvine Ravenspark 165 – The Chase 169 – Troon Portland 174 – Troon Welbeck Prestwick St Cuthbert
Prestwick St Cuthbert went forward to represent Ayrshire in the Scoish Club Championship compeiion at Stranraer on 18th September where they ﬁnished in eighth place.
THE AYRSHIRE SENIORS CHAMPIONSHIP Allan Merry (West Kilbride) created history at the 2016 Ayrshire Seniors Championship, held at Ballochmyle on Tuesday 12th July, when he became the ﬁrst player to win the Sandy Provan Trophy for a second ime. The winner of the championship two years ago at Prestwick St Cuthbert, eight handicapper Merry posted a best of the day net 69 to secure the trophy by a single shot from two other players. The best scratch score of 74, four over par, was returned by three handicapper Iain McCall (Prestwick St Nicholas) who was playing in the county seniors championship for the ﬁrst ime. The winners of the three age categories were all from the host club, with Allan Merry players from Brunston Castle, Irvine Ravenspark, Muirkirk, Annanhill and Irvine collecing the other handicap age categories prizes. Leading ﬁnal scores :Ayrshire Seniors Champion 63 – 69 Age Group 69 – Allan Merry (West Kilbride) (8) 70 – Douglas McKinnon (Ballochmyle) (6) 70 – Eric Sanderson (Muirkirk) (13) Best Scratch 72 – Iain McKenzie (Annanhill) (6) 74 – Iain McCall (Prestwick St Nicholas) (3) 70+ Age Group 55 – 62 Age Group Ronnie Boid (Ballochmyle) (17) 71 – James H Stewart (Ballochmyle) (10) Neil Black (Annanhill) (15) 72 – Weir McCulloch (Brunston Castle) (4) George Harrison (Irvine) (16) 73 – Kevin Rourke (Irvine Ravenspark) (7)
THE AYRSHIRE BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP Jack Broun (Ayr Belleisle) won the Ayrshire Boys Championship at Loudoun Gowf Club on Thursday 4th August in some style, his total of 137, ater rounds of 68 and 69, leaving the rest of the ﬁeld trailing by a full eleven shots behind the new champion. The runner up in the championship was Andrew Gordon (Ayr Belleisle), his opening 72 being followed by a 76 for a 148 total. Kyle Brown (Turnberry) had the best net score of the day, taking the top handicap prize by the best second round ater a ie with two other players on 140. Leading ﬁnal scores: SCRATCH Jack Broun (Ayr Belleisle) 137 (68/69) Andrew Gordon (Ayr Belleisle) 148 (72/76) Alyx Murray (Troon Welbeck) 150 (75/75) Declan Chalmers (Ballochmyle) 151 (77/74) Euan Ferguson (Turnberry) 152 (76/76)
Jack Broun HANDICAP Kyle Brown (Turnberry) 140 (Best 2nd round) (73/67) Charlie Cameron (Ayr Belleisle) 140 (Best 2nd round) Ben Watson (Kilmarnock Barassie) 140 (69/71)
AYRSHIRE BOYS MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP Euan Ferguson (Turnberry) won the 2016 Ayrshire Boys Matchplay Championship, played at Prestwick Golf Club from Tuesday 9th to Thursday 11th August, beaing clubmate Kyle Brown in the ﬁnal by 3 & 2 in wet and windy condiions. In the condiions, both players coped remarkable well but by the ﬁteenth Ferguson, with level par ﬁgures for the round, was dormie three. A half at the sixteenth gave Ferguson the itle with a 3 & 2 win. In the opening round, Euan Ferguson beat Andrew Gordon (Ayr Belleisle) by 3 & 2 to set up a semi-ﬁnal match against Charlie Cameron (Ayr Belleisle) who defeated Alyx Murray (Troon Welbeck) by 3 & 1 in round one. Euan Ferguson Kyle Brown’s route to the ﬁnal started with a 2 & 1 win over Declan Chalmers (Ballochmyle) to set up a semi-ﬁnal meeing with the new Ayrshire Boys Strokeplay champion Jack Broun (Ayr Belleisle), who had defeated clubmate Callum Irvine by 3 & 2 in the opening exchanges. Euan Ferguson won his semi-ﬁnal by 7 & 5 whilst Kyle brown edged through at the second extra hole in his ie.
CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS TROPHY COMPETITION John Sloan (Doon Valley) won his ﬁrst county golf itle on Friday 12th August over the old course at Royal Troon when he beat Paul Denim (Loudoun) in the ﬁnal of the Champion of Champions Trophy compeiion. 46 compeitors took part in the championship in 2016, with Sloan and Denim both reaching the ﬁnal for the ﬁrst ime. In the ﬁnal match, John Sloan built a comfortable lead and eventually secured the itle with a 5 & 3 victory. In the semi-ﬁnals, John Sloan beat Gary Steele (Brunston Castle) by 5 & 3 and Paul Denim beat Sandy Riddell (Skelmorlie) by 5 & 4
John Sloan, Past President Ricky Magee and Paul Denim.
FOURBALL CHAMPIONSHIP 45 clubs took part in the 2016 Ayrshire Fourball Championship, with ies being played throughout the summer, culminaing in the ﬁnal at Ballochmyle on Sunday 23rd September. The ﬁnal brought together David and Iain Macdonald of Largs GC and David Sloan & John Barr Jnr. of Doon Valley GC in a match which proved to be close throughout, the desinaion of the itle not being decided unil the ﬁnal green. The lower handicapped Macdonalds gave shots to both their opponents but the teams were well matched, with only three holes in the outward nine being won and the other six halved.
Fourball winners David & Iain Macdonald with AGA Vice President John W. Wat
At the turn the Doon Valley pair held a one hole lead but the Macdonalds squared the match again at the tenth, only to lose the eleventh and go behind in the match once more. The Doon Valley lead was extended to two holes at the twelth, only for the Largs team to reduce the deﬁcit again by winning the thirteenth.
The Macdonald brothers squared the match at the ﬁteenth and the match remained level unil the ﬁnal hole where a closing par ﬁve was good enough to give Iain and David Macdonald of Largs the trophy with a narrow one hole win.
THE GARY BRYDEN MEMORIAL SALVER Loudoun Gowf Club won the inaugural scratch club team knockout compeiion for the Gary Bryden Memorial Salver when they defeated Prestwick St Cuthbert on the ﬁnal green of the last ie in the ﬁnal at Ballochmyle GC on Sunday 11th September. The new compeiion, with matches consising of two singles and one foursomes ie, atracted an entry of 28 clubs and the ﬁnal proved to be a close fought match. The singles ies were shared, Loudoun’s Tommy McInally beaing Craig Telfer by 4 & 3 and Greg Telfer levelling the match for St Cuthbert with a 5 & 4 win against Steven McEwan.
Loudoun Gowf Club
The foursomes ie between John Haggarty & Paul Kennedy of Loudoun and the St Cuthbert pair of Stuart Robin and Graeme Gimson was close, with the Loudoun pairing holding a one hole lead as the players approached the ﬁnal green. Both teams found the green in three shots but the St Cuthbert pair just failed to sink the birdie put needed to take the match into extra holes and Loudoun took the trophy with a 2 - 1 win in the match.
THE PRESIDENT’S PUTTER A new handicap club team compeiion, for The President’s Puter, was also introduced in 2016, and was played in a similar format to the scratch compeiion. 33 clubs took part in the ﬁrst compeiion with Brunston Castle and Moorpark contesing the ﬁnal. David McCulloch of Brunston Castle beat Stewart Lusby by 5 & 4 in the opening singles ie and a 5 & 3 win for Mark Smith over Andrew Armstrong in the second ie ensured that Brunston Castle would win the trophy. With a Brunston Castle win assured, the foursomes ie between George McCulloch & Brian Jamieson of Brunston Castle and John Hargreaves & Bryan King of Moorpark was agreed as a half, giving a ﬁnal score of 2.5 – 0.5 to Brunston Castle.
AYRSHIRE SCRATCH LEAGUES Crosshouse and Ayr Seaﬁeld joined the Scratch Leagues in 2016 to bring the number of clubs taking part to 26, which allowed all ﬁve leagues to be competed for. Prestwick St Cuthbert, who were runners up in 2015, took the Division 1 itle for the ﬁrst ime, ﬁnishing ahead of Division 1 newcomers Turnberry in second place. In a close contest, Ballochmyle ﬁnished botom of the table and drop back into Division 2 in 2017. DIVISION 1 PR. ST CUTHBERT TURNBERRY LOUDOUN IRVINE KIL. BARASSIE BALLOCHMYLE
10 10 10 10 10 10
34.5 31 30 29.5 26.5 28.5
25.5 29 30 30.5 33.5 31.5
28 22 18 18 18 16
Scratch League Trophies
West Kilbride were clear winners of Division 2 ahead of Irvine Ravenspark in second place, whilst Girvan’s progress through the divisions was halted when they ﬁnished in botom place and will play in Division 3 in the coming season. DIVISION 2 WEST KILBRIDE IRV. RAVENSPARK AYR BELLEISLE TROON WELBECK TR. ST MEDDANS GIRVAN
10 10 10 10 10 10
37.5 31.5 30 30.5 26 24.5
22.5 28.5 30 29.5 34 35.5
30 24 22 18 16 10
Ater ﬁnishing in second botom place in Division 3 in 2015, Largs bounced back to take the 3rd division trophy and promoion to Division 2, ahead of Kilbirnie Place. Ardeer struggled to fulﬁl their ﬁxtures, ulimately withdrawing from the compeiion part of the way through the season, and ﬁnished in botom spot. DIVISION 3 LARGS KILBIRNIE PLACE PR. ST NICHOLAS ROWALLAN CASTLE CAPRINGTON ARDEER
8 8 8 8 8 0
29 23.5 27 24 16.5 0
19 24.5 21 24 31.5 0
22 18 16 16 8 0
Division 4 had four clubs compeing for the trophy and Troon Portland led from early in the season, winning the trophy by a clear margin from Brunston Castle, with Tam O Shanter ﬁnishing in the botom place, behind New Cumnock. DIVISION 4 TROON PORTLAND BRUNSTON CASTLE NEW CUMNOCK TAM O SHANTER
6 6 6 6
22 19 17 14
14 17 19 22
20 12 10 6
Division 5 began with four teams but both Ayr Dalmilling and Ayr Seaﬁeld withdrew from the compeiion, leaving the desinaion of the itle to be decided by the two matches between Moorpark and Crosshouse, with Moorpark winning through to win their ﬁrst Scratch League trophy. DIVISION 5 MOORPARK CROSSHOUSE AYR DALMILLING AYR SEAFIELD
2 2 0 0
8 4 0 0
4 8 0 0
6 2 0 0
THE DOC THOM ORDER OF MERIT The 2016 Ayrshire Order of Merit for the Doc Thom Salver included 17 local, naional and internaional couning events. Steven Stamper (Turnberry) took the Doc Thom Salver for the ﬁrst ime, a ﬁth place in the ﬁnal event giving him the itle by a clear margin with a points total of 453.75 gained from a ﬁrst place ﬁnish at the Brunston Castle Open and runner up spot in the West of Scotland Strokeplay, along with points in four other couning events. Michael Smyth (Royal Troon) was runner up with 402.5 points, gained from ﬁve events including a win in the Belleisle Cup and second place ﬁnishes in the Ayrshire Strokeplay and The Arrol Cup. Steven Stamper A win in The Gowf Cup and points in one other couning event were good enough to give Stuart Robin (Prestwick St Cuthbert) third place with a total of 237.5 points.
Leading ﬁnal totals :453.75 402.50 237.50 235.00 220.05 200.80 175.00 165.00
STEVEN STAMPER MICHAEL SMYTH STUART ROBIN GREG TELFER KEITH HAMILTON CRAIG HAMILTON CHARLIE MACNEAL TOMMY MCINALLY
(TURNBERRY) (ROYAL TROON) (PRESTWICK ST CUTHBERT) (PRESTWICK ST CUTHBERT) (AYR BELLEISLE) (BALLOCHMYLE) (PRESTWICK) (LOUDOUN)
THE JUNIOR ORDER OF MERIT TROPHY Jack Broun (Ayr Belleisle) was the clear winner of the Ayrshire Junior Order of Merit in 2016, his points total of 685 being over two and a half imes that of the runner up. A win in the Ayrshire Boys Championship was one of ﬁve ﬁrst place ﬁnishes Jack secured in couning events, the other successes coming at Ayr Belleisle, Prestwick St Cuthbert, Prestwick St Nicholas and the Tom Lehman event at Troon, as well as further points for a semi-ﬁnal place in the Ayrshire Boys Matchplay. Jack Broun
With 242.5 points, Ruben Lindsay (Ayr Belleisle) took the runners up spot with points from a ﬁrst-place ﬁnish at Loudoun, runners up places at Largs and Turnberry and further points at Prestwick St Cuthbert.
Robbie Muir (Kilmarnock Barassie) was third on 204.17 points gained from second place ﬁnishes at Ayr Belleisle and the Tom Lehman tournament and further points at West Kilbride and Royal Troon.
Leading ﬁnal totals :685.00 242.50 204.17 171.67 150.00 150.00 147.50 127.50 102.50
JACK BROUN RUBEN LINDSAY ROBBIE MUIR ANDREW GORDON JACK ALLAN EUAN FERGUSON EWAN MILLIGAN DECLAN CHALMERS LEWIS MacMILLAN
(Ayr Belleisle) (Ayr Belleisle) (Kilmarnock Barassie) (Ayr Belleisle) (Ballochmyle) (Turnberry) (Kilmarnock Barassie) (Ballochmyle) (Ballochmyle)
OTHER NOTABLE PERFORMANCES DURING THE YEAR
(Let – Right) – Jack McDonald, Malcolm Pennycot, Euan Walker, Stuart Easton, Greg Telfer.
Jack McDonald (Kilmarnock Barassie) coninued his good form of 2015 into the 2016 season, reaching the last 32 of the Australian Amateur Championship in January before helping Scotland win the African Amateur Team Championship at Leopards Creek in February, also ﬁnishing third equal in the individual event. A member of the winning European team in the annual match for the Bonallack Trophy against Asia – Paciﬁc in Portugal in March, Jack announced his move to the professional ranks in April 2016. Although he had some promising early scores, a frustraing wrist injury curtailed the rest of his 2016 season. Malcolm Pennycot (Whiing Bay) carried Ayrshire hopes all the way to the quarter ﬁnals of the Scoish Amateur Championship at Royal Aberdeen in July before losing out for a place in the semi-ﬁnals on the last green. Euan Walker (Kilmarnock Barassie) produced some notable performances on both sides of The Atlanic in 2016. A student at the University of Missouri, he was an integral part of his university team, being named the Scholar – Athlete of the Year for the South-East Conference. Back in Scotland, Euan had a notable victory at Lundin Links in the East of Scotland Open in June, closing with a seven under par 64 to take the itle by six shots. Stuart Easton (Irvine) also produced several notable performances for his Western Kentucky University team, and like Euan Walker, made his mark on his return to Scotland, reaching the last sixteen of the Scoish Amateur Championship at Royal Aberdeen as well as securing a top ten ﬁnish in the East of Scotland Open, an equal sixth ﬁnish in the Scoish Youths Championship and runner up spot in the Boys Quaich Memorial Tournament for students in St. Andrews. Greg Telfer (Prestwick St Cuthbert) opened his season with a fourth-place ﬁnish in the Scoish Students championship at Moray in March.
OTHER NOTABLE PERFORMANCES DURING THE YEAR Ater a long absence from the golﬁng calendar, The West of Scotland Strokeplay Championship was reintroduced in 2016. Ayrshire hosted the championship at Loudoun Gowf Club in May and it was Tommy McInally of the host club who took the itle. Joint leader with a one under par 67 ater the opening round, Tommy completed the two rounds in level par 136 ater adding a 69 in the aternoon and took the trophy by a single shot from Steven Stamper (Turnberry). Ayrshire junior golfers also produced several notable performances in 2016. Tommy McInally
Ben Ferguson from Western Australia, who is also a member at Turnberry, was runner up in the rain shortened Scoish Boys Strokeplay Championship at Lanark in July, losing in a play-oﬀ for the itle, and was selected for the Scotland team for the Boys Home Internaionals in Ireland in August.
(Clockwise from top let) – Ben Ferguson, Graeme Greer, Jack Broun, Alyx Murray, Ruben Lindsay, Cameron Johnstone.
Graeme Greer, who plays from Carluke and is also a member at Prestwick St Nicholas, was third in the Scoish Boys Strokeplay at Lanark and like Ben Ferguson represented Scotland in the Boys Home Internaionals in August, whilst also playing for Scotland Schools against England at Fairhaven in September.
Jack Broun (Ayr Belleisle) and Cameron Johnstone (Troon Welbeck) were both selected for the Scotland Under 16 team that contested the Quadrangular Tournament against Ireland, Wales and The Netherlands in Ireland in March. Ruben Lindsay (Ayr Belleisle) became the Wee Wonders Briish Champion for the 11/12 age category over the Strathtyrum course in St Andrews in August, overhauling a four-stroke deﬁcit over the last seven holes for victory, whilst Alyx Murray (Troon Welbeck) carried Ayrshire’s hopes to the last 32 of the Scoish Boys Championship at Murcar in April. Former Prestwick Golf Club Chairman Keith Macintosh was elected Captain of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, ‘driving in’ at the tradiional ceremony in September. A former Scotland internaional, Keith won the Scoish Amateur Championship at Prestwick in 1979 and the Belgian Amateur Championship the following year. A reired solicitor and naive of Cardross, where he is an Honorary member of the local club, Keith has served on several R & A commitees prior to his elecion as captain for the 2016/ 2017 term.
THE AYRSHIRE JUNIOR GOLF LEAGUE
As in the previous year, nine clubs contested the 2016 Ayrshire Junior Golf League compeiions, with all the ﬁnals being played at Kilmarnock (Barassie) in September. The League Championship began with two qualifying secions, Kilmarnock (Barassie) winning their secion to secure a third successive appearance in the ﬁnal whilst Turnberry won the other secion to reach the ﬁnal in their ﬁrst season in the championship. The ﬁnal was a closely fought aﬀair with ﬁve of the six ies being decided on the seventeenth or eighteenth hole, and it was Turnberry who eventually won through by 4 – 2 to secure the 2016 League Championship itle. Rachel Foster created a litle history during the ﬁnal of the compeiion, becoming the ﬁrst girl to appear in the League Championship ﬁnal, and also the ﬁrst to be in a Championship ﬁnal winning team. Kilmarnock (Barassie) won the Wallace Thornton Trophy for the thirteenth ime, beaing Troon Welbeck, in a sudden death play-oﬀ ater the match ﬁnished 2 – 2, whilst Ayr Belleisle beat newcomers Turnberry by 3 – 1 in the Under 16 Knockout Trophy ﬁnal to take the trophy for the ﬁrst ime ater three previous ﬁnal defeats. Having lost the ﬁnal the previous year on the last green, Graeme Greer (Prestwick St Nicholas) captured the 2016 Champion Of Champions Trophy with a ﬁnal hole victory over Euan Ferguson (Turnberry).
AYRSHIRE LADIES GOLF The 2016 Ayrshire Ladies County Championship was played at Prestwick Golf Club in April, with Emma Hale (Troon Ladies) winning the county championship itle for the ﬁrst ime. For the second successive year, Emma Hale was the leading qualiﬁer for the matchplay stages and wins over Barbara Becket (Loudoun) and Pauline Patrick (Irvine) in the opening rounds set up a semi-ﬁnal clash with Louise Duncan (West Kilbride). In a close contest, Emma Hale went through to the ﬁnal with a 2 & 1 victory. Emma Hale In the ﬁnal Emma Hale faced Lorna Ronnie (Kilmarnock Barassie), a new member of the county who was a former Lanarkshire county player, having been Club Champion at Strathaven and a winner of the West Of Scotland Girls Championship before moving to Ayrshire a few years ago. A semi-ﬁnal win by Lorna Ronnie over clubmate and former County Champion Alex Glennie ensured that there would be a new name on the historic trophy in 2016.
Emma Hale held a two-hole lead in the ﬁnal when the players reached what would prove to be a pivotal hole at the thirteenth. Lorna Ronnie seemed to have a good chance of reducing the deﬁcit when Emma Hale found the infamous bunker ‘Willie Campbell’s Grave’ from the tee, but Ronnie was unable to match Hale’s remarkable par ﬁve from the sand and instead went three behind with ﬁve to play. Emma Hale went on to extend her lead at the next hole and closed out the match with a 5 & 3 victory at the ﬁteenth, winning her ﬁrst Ayrshire Ladies’ County Championship itle. The Ayrshire ladies and girls team won 3 – 1 to retain the Innes McQueen Trophy in their annual match against the Ayrshire men and boys team in early May at Loudoun. Having won the West Area Inter County Championship on home soil in 2015, the Ayrshire Ladies’ team defended their itle at Douglas Park Golf Club in June. Whilst a strong foursomes performance had contributed to the team success twelve months previously, disappoining foursomes results in 2016 saw Ayrshire relinquish their itle. On the opening day Ayrshire lost out by just 5 – 4 to Lanarkshire, despite losing all three morning foursomes but the loss of all three foursomes on the second day proved costlier with Dumbarton & Argyll eventually beaing Ayrshire by 6.5 – 2.5. Ayrshire ﬁnished the series with a 5.5 – 3.5 win over Renfrewshire, ﬁghing back from a 2 – 1 deﬁcit ater the morning foursomes. Dumbarton and Argyll won the championship, a ﬁnal day win against Lanarkshire giving them the itle ahead McQueen Trophy winning team of Renfrewshire.
There were also notable individual performances during the year. Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) won the Scoish Senior Woman’s Strokeplay at Fortrose and Rosemarkie in June and lost out in the semi-ﬁnal stage of the following matchplay championship over the same course. Internaional recogniion came with selecion to represent Scotland at the European Senior Ladies team Championship in Poland and inclusion in the Scoish Woman’s Veteran team for their annual quadrangular matches at Panmure in August. Having been second leading qualiﬁer in the Scoish Woman’s Championship at West Kilbride in June, established internaionalist Connie Jaﬀrey (Troon Ladies) was selected to represent Scotland in the European Team Championships in Iceland in July, the Home Internaionals in Wales in August and was one of three players who played for Scotland in the World Amateur Team Championship for the Espirito Santo Trophy in Mexico in September. Now a student at Kansas State University, Connie carried her good form back to the United States, ﬁnishing as the individual winner in the Greenville regional Preview in October.
Connie Jaﬀrey (let) & Alex Glennie (right)
Hazel McGarvie (Troon Ladies) won the rain shortened Scoish Girls Championship at Baberton in July. With the championship being decided over 18 hole strokeplay. Hazel McGarvie had a three under par 71 to ie for ﬁrst place before winning with an eagle two at the ﬁrst play-oﬀ hole. The championship win helped Hazel to secure the Scoish Girls’ Order of Merit itle at the end of a season which also saw her represent Scotland at the Girls European Team Championship in Norway in July and the Girls Home Internaionals in Wales in August. Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) was also selected for the Scotland Girls’ team for the Girls European Team Championship and the Girls Home Internaionals, and played for the Scotland Schools team Hazel McGarvie (let), against England at Fairhaven in September. Louise Duncan (top right) & Rachel Foster (botom right) Up and coming youngster Rachel Foster (Turnberry) reached the semi-ﬁnal of the second ﬂight Clark Rosebowl during the Scoish Woman’s Championship at West Kilbride in June.
Ayrshire Golf Associaion Fixture List 2017 ** Doc Thom Ayrshire Order OF Merit Couning Events ** Junior Order Of Merit Couning Events ** Ayrshire Ladies Events DATE FEBRUARY 24th MARCH 19th 26th APRIL 10th - 12th 12th - 14th 12th - 14th 21st - 23rd 23rd 30th MAY 7th 7th 8th - 11th 9th 14th 14th 21st 28th JUNE 2nd - 4th 4th 6th 6th - 10th 10th 10th 11th 12th - 14th 18th 19th 19th - 24th 25th 30th - 5th 30th - 5th JULY 1st 2nd 2nd TBC 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 10th 11th - 12th 11th - 13th 17th - 18th 17th
Annual Dinner and Presentaion
Ayrshire A Vs Prestwick St Cuthbert GC Ayrshire Vs South Of Scotland
Prestwick St Cuthbert Troon Lochgreen
** Ayrshire Ladies County Championship ** Scoish Boys Open Strokeplay Scoish Girls Open Strokeplay ** Helen Holm Scoish Open Strokeplay Ayrshire Junior Team Championship Ayrshire U18 Vs Renfrewshire U18
Glasgow Gailes Moniﬁeth Links Montrose Medal Royal Troon Caprington Erskine
** Ayrshire Strokeplay Championship ** West Of Scotland Ladies Championship ** Ayrshire Matchplay Championship ** Ayrshire Ladies County Foursomes ** West Of Scotland Strokeplay Innes McQueen Trophy - AGA Vs ALCGA ** Hillhouse Cup **West Kilbride Mens Open
Western Gailes Kilmarnock (Barassie) Prestwick Ayr Seaﬁeld Dullatur Rowallan Castle Royal Troon West Kilbride
** Scoish Strokeplay Championship ** Belleisle Cup ** Ayrshire Ladies Quaich ** Scoish Women's Championship ** Ayr Seaﬁeld Open ** The McGilchrist Cup Ayrshire U18 Vs Sirlingshire U18 ** Womans West District Inter County Matches Scoish Boys Area team Championship ** Kennedy Salver - Girls Inter County Matches ** The Amateur Championship Ayrshire Handicap Championship ** Scoish Boys Championship Scoish Girls Championship
Western Gailes Ayr Belleisle Loudoun Royal Aberdeen Ayr Seaﬁeld Ardeer Strathkendrick Hamilton Stranraer Clober Royal St Georges/ Princes Rowallan Castle Scotscraig Drumoig
** The Stone Trophy ** Byrne Howard Trophy Ayrshire Club Championship ** Tom Lehman Junior Open ** Largs Junior Open ** Troon Welbeck Junior Open ** Brunston Castle Open ** The Gowf Cup ** Ayrshire Ladies Summer Meeing ** West Of Scotland Boys Strokeplay ** West Of Scotland Boys Matchplay Scoish Boys Under 16 Strokeplay Scoish Girls Under 16 Strokeplay ** Loudoun Junior Open
Largs Routenburn Royal Troon Ballochmyle Troon Municipal Largs Troon Welbeck Brunston Castle Loudoun East Renfrewshire Bishopbriggs Bishopbriggs Fairmount Kitocks Mortonhall Loudoun
Ayrshire Golf Associaion Fixture List 2017 ** Doc Thom Ayrshire Order OF Merit Couning Events ** Junior Order Of Merit Couning Events ** Ayrshire Ladies Events DATE JULY (contd) 18th 18th 23rd 25th 31st - 5th AUGUST 3rd 3rd 4th 6th 7th 8th - 10th 14th 8th 10th 11th 11th 12th 13th 13th - 14th 13th - 14th 15th - 20th 20th 20th 27th SEPTEMBER 3rd 8th - 10th 10th 10th 10th 10th TBC 15th - 17th 16th 17th 17th 17th 17th 18th 24th 24th OCTOBER 1st 1st 5th - 7th 8th 8th 15th 15th NOVEMBER 6th
Ayrshire Seniors Championship ** Harris Boys Open Ayrshire U18 Vs Lanarkshire U18 ** Pollock Trophy Junior Open ** Scoish Amateur Championship
Ayr Seaﬁeld West Kilbride Kilmarnock (Barassie) Kilmarnock (Barassie) Prestwick / Pr. St Cuthbert
** Ayrshire Boys Championship Ayrshire Girls Championship-St Nicholas Trophy Ayrshire Champion Of Champions Semi Finals ** Stevenson Trophy ** Turnberry Junior Open ** Ayrshire Boys Matchplay ** Ballochmyle Junior Open ** Ayrshire Ladies Coronaion Medals ** Ayr Belleisle Junior Open ** Prestwick Boys Open Ayrshire Champion Of Champions Final **Troon St Meddans Open **Ballochmyle Rosebowl Scoish Boys Under 14 Strokeplay Scoish Girls Under 14 Strokeplay ** Boys Amateur Championship Ayrshire U 18 Vs Dumbartonshire U18 ** Viking Krus ** Rowallan Castle Open
Largs Largs Royal Troon Girvan Turnberry - The Bruce Prestwick Ballochmyle Largs Ayr Seaﬁeld Prestwick St Cuthbert Royal Troon Troon Municipal Ballochmyle Crail Craighead Crail Craighead Nairn / Nairn Dunbar Dumbarton Largs Rowallan Castle
Ayrshire U18 vs Glasgow U18 SGL Mens Area Team Championships Ayrshire Finals Day AJGL Under 16 Knockout Final AJGL Wallace Thornton Trophy Final ** Prestwick St Nicholas Junior Open ** Ayrshire Ladies Thistle Brooches ** Scoish Womans County Finals ** Arrol Cup AJGL Champion Of Champions Final AJGL Junior League Championship Final Ayrshire A Vs Sirlingshire A Ayrshire Youths Vs Sirlingshire Youths Scoish Mixed Championship Ayrshire A Vs Lanarkshire A Ayrshire Youths Vs Lanarkshire Youths
Irvine Ravenspark Newmacher TBC Troon Darley Troon Darley Prestwick St Nicholas TBC Glenbervie Prestwick St Nicholas Troon Darley Troon Darley Prestwick St Cuthbert Callander Gleneagles Queens Course Strathaven Troon Darley (1030)
Ayrshire A Vs Renfrewshire A Ayrshire Youths Vs Renfrewshire Youths Scoish Mid Amateur Strokeplay Ayrshire A Vs Dumbartonshire A Ayrshire Youths Vs Dumbartonshire Youths Ayrshire A Vs Glasgow A Ayrshire Youths Vs Glasgow Youths
Paisley Kilbirnie Place Crail Craighead Prestwick St Nicholas Douglas Park Away - TBC Loudoun
Ayrshire Junior Golf League Dinner
HISTORICAL RECORDS - NATIONAL HONOURS The Amateur Championship 1906
J. Robb (Prestwick St. Nicholas)
1923 1936 1959 1961 1985 1987
J. Wilson (Prestwick St Nicholas) J.M. Dykes (Prestwick) W. D. Smith (Prestwick) J. Walker (Irvine) C. Montgomerie (Royal Troon) C. Montgomerie (Royal Troon)
J.L.C. Jenkins (Troon) G. Sherry (Kilmarnock Barassie)
The Walker Cup Team 1987 1989 1991 1995 2011 2015
P. Girvan (Prestwick St Nicholas) J.W. Milligan (Kilmarnock Barassie) J.W. Milligan (Kilmarnock Barassie) G. Sherry (Kilmarnock Barassie) M. Stewart (Troon Welbeck) J. McDonald (Kilmarnock Barassie)
The Briish Boys Championship
Briish Youths Championship
1931 1947 1955
H. Thomson (Irvine) J. Armour (Troon St. Meddans) S. C. Wilson (Troon St. Meddans)
J.S. Marin (Kilbirnie Place)
The Seniors Amateur Championship 1980 1986
J.M. Cannon (Irvine) A.N. Sturrock (Prestwick)
The Disabled Briish Open Championship
The European Mens Club Championship
A Berry (Irvine Ravenspark)
Scoish Amateur Championship 1922 1931 1937 1939 1947 1950 1951 1957
J. Wilson (Prestwick St. Nicholas) J. Wilson (Prestwick St. Nicholas) H. McInally (Ardeer) H. McInally (Ardeer) H. McInally (Irvine) W. C. Gibson (Prestwick St. Cuthbert) J. M. Dykes (Prestwick) J. S. Montgomerie (Kilmarnock Barassie)
1950 1961 1964 1985
A. Miller (Marr College) K. Thomson (Ayr Academy) W.R. Lockie (Marr College) A. McQueen (Troon Welbeck)
1958 1961 1969 1987 1988 1989 1994 2010
W. D. Smith (Prestwick) J. Walker (Irvine) J. Cannon (Irvine) C. S. Montgomerie (Royal Troon) J. W. Milligan (Kilmarnock Barassie) J.A. Thomson (Ayr Belleisle) H. McKibbin (Troon Welbeck) M. Stewart (Troon Welbeck)
Scoish Boys Championship 1986 1992 2008 2011
A. Tait (Irvine) A.E. Reid (Kilmarnock Barassie) M. Stewart (Troon Welbeck) D. Wilson (Troon Welbeck)
Scoish Area Team Championship
Scoish Boys Area Team Championship
1986, 2008, 2015
C.S. Montgomerie (Royal Troon)
Scoish Open Strokeplay Championship 1993
A.E. Reid (Kilmarnock Barassie)
Scoish Mid Amateur Championship 2010
C. Hamilton (Ballochmyle)
Scoish Boys Strokeplay Championship 1998 2005 2009
Scoish Boys Under 16 Strokeplay Championship
G. Holland (Ballochmyle) S. McEwan (Kilmarnock Barassie) J. McDonald (Kilmarnock Barassie)
D. Addison (Kilmarnock Barassie)
Scoish Club Championship
Scoish Seniors Championship
1992 1993 1994 2009 2011
1978 1980 1981
Kilmarnock (Barassie) Troon Welbeck Kilmarnock (Barassie) Prestwick Ballochmyle
1982 1983 1985
Scoish Junior Order Of Merit 2008
M. Stewart (Troon Welbeck)
J.M. Cannon (Irvine) J.M. Cannon (Irvine) I.R. Harris (Royal Troon) Dr. J. Hasings (Royal Troon) A.N. Sturrock (Royal Troon) J.M. Cannon (Irvine) W.D. Smith (Prestwick) A.N. Sturrock (Prestwick)
Scoish Junior Champion of Champions
Mens Scoish Golfer of The Year
2012 G Telfer (Prestwick St Cuthbert)
2011 - M Stewart (Troon Welbeck) 2012 - J McDonald (Kilmarnock Barassie)
Scoish Mens Order Of Merit 2008 - S. McEwan (Caprington) 2010 - M. Stewart (Troon Welbeck) 2013 - J. McDonald (Kilmarnock Barassie)
AYRSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION â€“ ROLL OF HONOUR from 1990
AYRSHIRE STROKEPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
R.L. Crawford (Kilmarnock Barassie) J.A. Thomson (Ayr Belleisle) G. Lawrie (Prestwick St. Nicholas) G. Sherry (Kilmarnock Barassie) G. Lawrie (Prestwick St. Nicholas) A. Gourlay (Irvine) G. Lawrie (Prestwick St. Nicholas) B.W. Aitken (West Kilbride) D. Glass (Prestwick St. Cuthbert) G. Holland (Ballochmyle) A. Gourlay (Irvine) G. Bryden (Girvan) R. Duncan (Brodick) T. McInally (Loudoun)
2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
A. Gourlay (Irvine) D. McLure (Troon Welbeck) S. McEwan (Kilmarnock Barassie) J. Shanks (Irvine) S. Wallace (Prestwick St. Cuthbert) J. Shanks (Irvine) T. McInally (Loudoun) J. Mackay (Kilmarnock Barassie) D. Wilson (Troon Welbeck) S. Robin (Prestwick St Nicholas) J. Shanks (Irvine) T. McInally (Loudoun) G. Telfer (Prestwick St Cuthbert)
AYRSHIRE MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
R.E. Fulker (Kilmarnock Barassie) R.L. Crawford (Kilmarnock Barassie) G. Sherry (Kilmarnock (Barassie) H. McKibbin (Caprington) J. Cairney (Irvine Ravenspark) A.E. Reid (Kilmarnock Barassie) J. Cairney (Irvine Ravenspark) G. Fox (West Kilbride) I. Robertson (West Kilbride) G. Holland (Ballochmyle) A. Bagnall (Troon Welbeck) A. Gourlay (Irvine) A. Gourlay (Irvine) B. Crawford (West Kilbride)
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Jim W. Milligan (Kilmarnock Barassie) J. Allan Thomson (Ayr Belleisle) Jim W. Milligan (Kilmarnock Barassie) Gordon C. Sherry (Kilmarnock Barassie) Henry Thomson (Ivine) Alan E. Reid (Kilmarnock Barassie) Gavin Lawrie (Prestwick St. Nicholas) Graham Fox (West Kilbride) David Glass (Prestwick St. Cuthbert) Gary Holland (Ballochmyle) Graham Fox (West Kilbride) Alex Gourlay (Irvine) Alex Gourlay (Irvine) Barry Crawford (West Kilbride)
2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
D. McLure (Ballochmyle) D. Addison (Kilmarnock Barassie) T. McInally (Loudoun) S. Murray (Troon Welbeck) C. Hamilton (Ballochmyle) S. Brown (Turnberry) E. Brown (Kilmarnock Barassie) M. Smyth (Royal Troon) D. Wilson (Troon Welbeck) M. Smyth (Royal Troon) C. Hamilton (Ballochmyle) M. Smyth (Royal Troon) J. Shanks (Irvine)
DOC THOM ORDER OF MERIT 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Barry Crawford (West Kilbride) Stephen McBlain (Prestwick St.Cuthbert) John Cairney (Irvine Ravenspark) Brian Moore (Largs) John Cairney (Irvine Ravenspark) Keith Hamilton (Ayr Belleisle) Tommy McInally (Loudoun) Michael Smyth (Royal Troon) D. Wilson (Troon Welbeck) Stuart Robin (Prestwick St Nicholas) John Shanks (Irvine) John Shanks (Irvine) Steven Stamper (Turnberry)
CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS TROPHY 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
J. Graham (Loudoun) K. Middlemiss (Irvine Ravenspark) G. Blair (Troon Welbeck) K.M. Lammie (Troon Welbeck) K.M. Lammie (Troon Welbeck) No Compeiion D. Glass (Prestwick St. Cuthbert) D. Glass (Prestwick St. Cuthbert) D.J. Miller (Kilmarnock Barassie) C.R. Savala (Prestwick St. Nicholas) B.H. McGunnigle (Lamlash) S. Pennington (Troon St. Meddans) A. Fraser (Annanhill) T. McInally (Loudoun)
T. McInally (Loudoun) T. McInally (Loudoun) B. Moore (Largs) J. Cairney (Irvine Ravenspark) P. Moultrie (Troon Portland) T. McInally (Loudoun) T. McInally (Loudoun) S. Brown (Turnberry) S. McEwan (Caprington) S. McEwan (Loudoun) G. Bryden (Girvan) P. Moultrie (Royal Troon) J. Sloan (Doon Valley)
AYRSHIRE FOURBALL CHAMPIONSHIP 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Prestwick Kilmarnock (Barassie) Ayr Belleisle Ballochmyle Ballochmyle Tam O’Shanter Annanhill Doon Valley Ballochmyle Prestwick St. Cuthbert Largs Routenburn Carrick Speakers North Beach Caprington
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Irvine Ballochmyle Irivne Largs Prestwick St. Nicholas Irvine Irvine Ravenspark Irvine
2003 2004 2005 2006
Ballochmyle Ballochmyle Troon Welbeck Ballochmyle
2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Annanhill Troon Portland Ayr Belleisle Irvine Ravenspark West Kilbride Annanhill Maybole Kilbirnie Place Brunston Castle Maybole Brunston Castle Brunston Castle Largs
AYRSHIRE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP - The R.L. Crawford Trophy 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Prestwick Loudoun Ballochmyle Girvan Turnberry Prestwick Largs Prestwick St. Cuthbert
AYRSHIRE SCRATCH (SUMMER) LEAGUES
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Division 1 Troon Welbeck Loudoun Loudoun Irvine Irvine Prestwick St. Cuthbert
2007 2008 2009 2010 Division 2 Ballochmyle West Kilbride Ballochmyle Prestwick St Cuthbert Turnberry West Kilbride
Division 3 Prestwick St. Cuthbert Largs Girvan Turnberry Troon St Meddans Largs
Irvine Troon Welbeck Loudoun Kilmarnock (Barassie) Division 4 Prestwick St. Nicholas Girvan Turnberry Troon St Meddans Rowallan Castle Troon Portland
Division 5 Girvan Rowallan Castle Doon Valley Brunston Castle No Compeiion Moorpark
AYRSHIRE SENIORS CHAMPIONSHP 1991 1992 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 2000 2003
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Alec McIntosh (Prestwick St. Cuthbert) William Wilson (Largs Routenburn) John Boyd (Prestwick St. Cuthbert) Cameron Greer (West Kilbride) Leslie Crawford (Kilmarnock Barassie) Mat Lygate (Troon Portland) Mat Lygate (Troon Portland) Cameron Greer (West Kilbride) Frank Moore (Irvine)
Ronnie Pots (Irvine Ravenspark) Ronnie Young (Irvine) George Millard (Irvine Ravenspark) Tom McKay (Annanhill) Billy Moore (Loudoun) Andy Gilchrist (Loudoun) Allan J Merry (West Kilbride) Iain McKenzie (Annanhill) Allan J Merry (West Kilbride)
GARY BRYDEN MEMORIAL SALVER - Scratch Club Team Knockout Compeiion 2016 Loudoun
PRESIDENT’S PUTTER - Handicap Club Team Knockout Compeiion 2016 Brunston Castle
AYRSHIRE BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Hugh McKibbin (Caprington) Hugh McKibbin (Caprington) Lawrence Hearton (Maybole) Gary Vogwell (West Kilbride) Joe Gilligan (Troon Welbeck) Neil McCormack (New Cumnock) Scot Sheridan (Beith) Lee Baker (Largs) Mark E. Henderson (Loudoun) Gordon Fraser (Troon St. Meddans) Andrew Brown (West Kilbride) Craig Hamilton (Ballochmyle) Alasdair E. Leggate (Kilmarnock Barassie) Cameron Gray (West Kilbride)
1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 2003 2004
David Wallace (Ballochmyle) Ruaridh McIntyre (Millport) Hugh McKibbin (Caprington) Richard Hall (West Kilbride) Robert Gould (Caprington) Joe Gilligan (Troon Welbeck) Tommy McInally (Loudoun) Scot Cairns (Kilmarnock Barassie) John Doolan (Ayr Dalmilling) Gordon Fraser (Troon Welbeck) Ian Guthrie (Ballochmyle) Nicky Sinclair (Kilmarnock Barassie) Jamie Murchie (Lamlash)
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Robert McKnight (Kilmarnock Barassie) Steven McEwan (Kilmarnock Barassie) Jamie Mackay (Kilmarnock Barassie) John Shanks (Ardeer) Euan Brown (Kilmarnock Barassie) Scot Brown (Turnberry) Jack McDonald (Kilmarnock Barassie)
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Miss Catherine Gibson (Prestwick St Cuthbert) Miss Alison Gemmill (Barassie) Miss Catherine Gibson (Prestwick St Cuthbert) Mrs Marian Wilson (Girvan) Miss Alison Gemmill (Barassie) Miss Roslyn Kennedy (Troon) Miss Alison Gemmill (Barassie) Miss Alison Gemmill (Barassie) Miss S.C. Lambie (Troon Ladies) Miss S.C. Lambie (Troon Ladies) Miss Roslyn Kennedy (Troon) Mrs Elizabeth Keohone (Loudoun) Ms Sharon C. Lambie (Troon Ladies) Miss Laura Moﬀat (West Kilbride)
2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Iain Menzies (Largs) Jamie Mackay (Kilmarnock Barassie) John Shanks (Ardeer) Euan Brown (Kilmarnock Barassie) Scot Brown (Turnberry) Colin Robinson (Largs) Charlie Macneal (Troon Welbeck) Callum Beveridge (Troon Welbeck) Euan Walker (Kilmarnock Barassie) Louis Murray (Troon Welbeck) Jack Thomas (Irvine) Craig McKenzie (Troon Welbeck) Jack Broun (Ayr Belleisle)
AYRSHIRE BOYS MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Euan Brown (Kilmarnock Barassie) Kyle Smith (Kilmarnock Barassie) Malcolm Pennycot (Whiing Bay) Scot Brown (Turnberry) David Wilson (Kilmarnock Barassie) David Wilson (Troon Welbeck) Callum Beveridge (Troon Welbeck) Greg Telfer (Prestwick St Cuthbert) Louis Murray (Troon Welbeck) Jack Thomas (Irvine) Robbie Muir (Kilmarnock Barassie) Ewan Ferguson (Turnberry)
AYRSHIRE JUNIOR ORDER OF MERIT TROPHY 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Charlie Macneal (Troon Welbeck) David Wilson (Troon Welbeck) Greg Telfer (Prestwick St Cuthbert) Conor McKay (Loudoun) Jack Thomas (Irvine) Euan Ferguson (Turnberry) Jack Broun (Ayr Belleisle)
AYRSHIRE LADIES COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Mrs Alex Glennie (P. St Nicholas) Miss L Hendry (Routenburn) Miss L Hendry (Routenburn) Miss L Hendry (Routenburn) Miss M Macpherson (L G C Troon) Miss L Hendry (Routenburn) Miss L Hendry (Routenburn) Miss R McQueen (Troon Ladies) Miss L Hendry (Routenburn) Miss C Jaﬀrey (L G C Troon) Miss L Allan (West Kilbride) Mrs C Malcolm (Prestwick St Cuthbert) Miss E Hale (Troon Ladies)
AYRSHIRE GIRLS COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP - The St. Nicholas Trophy 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Laura Moï¬€at Wendy Gossman Wendy Gossman Lorna McKinlay Lesley Hendry Susanna Laing Sarah Dick Chloe Buchanan Fiona Macpherson Julie McLatchie Kaie Macpherson Alex Sargent
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Alex Sargent Alex Sargent Rachael McQueen Rachael McQueen Rachel Irvine Kaie McGarva Lauren Gilbert Emma Paterson Kaie McGarva Lauren Gilbert Emma Hale Alison Malcolm