__MAIN_TEXT__

Page 1


Contents Message from the President ................................................................................................. 4 Executive Committee / Executive Members ......................................................................... 5 Past Presidents ..................................................................................................................... 6 2018 Review of the Year / Coaching / Teams ...................................................................... 7 Tournaments / Course Rating .............................................................................................. 9 Ayrshire Junior Golf League / Press & Publicity.................................................................. 10 In Memorium ....................................................................................................................... 11 Club Directory ................................................................................................................ 12-13 Ayrshire Junior Team Championship .................................................................................. 14 Ayrshire Strokeplay Championship ..................................................................................... 15 Ayrshire Matchplay Championship ..................................................................................... 16 Ayrshire Club Championship / Ayrshire Seniors Championsip ..................................... 17-18 Ayrshire Boys Championship ............................................................................................. 18 Ayrshire Boys Matchplay Championship / Champion of Champions Trophy ..................... 19 Fourball Championship / Gary Bryden Memorial Salver ..................................................... 20 Presidents Putter................................................................................................................. 21 Ayrshire Scratch Leagues............................................................................................. 21-22 Ayrshire Handicap League Championship.......................................................................... 23 Doc Thom Order Of Merit / Junior Order Of Merit.......................................................... 24-25 Other Notable Performances ......................................................................................... 25-27 The Ayrshire Junior Golf League......................................................................................... 27 2019 Fixtures ................................................................................................................ 28-29 Historical Records.......................................................................................................... 30-31 Roll Of Honour ............................................................................................................... 31-34

3


A Message from the President

Welcome to the 16th ediion of The Ayrshire Golf Associaion Year Book.

My name is John Wat and I have just been elected President of the Associaion I thank those who have elected me and look forward to promoing golf throughout Ayrshire during my two years in Office. Firstly I would like to thank Past President John Rushbury for his hard work and enthusiasm in promoing golf in Ayrshire and further afield during his ime as President. John will of course remain an important member of the Ayrshire team. I would also take this opportunity to thank all other members of the Execuive for their dedicaion to the welfare of Ayrshire Golf.

It has been an up and down year for Ayrshire with the Mens' team narrowly missing out in a final place in the Area Team Championship, and also being pipped at the post in their bid to retain the West Of Scotland Inter County League itle. John W. Wat

However, the highlight of the season was the boys team winning the West Of Scotland League, with the last put on the 18th green in the final match, for the first ime in twenty two years. Well done to all who all contributed. On the internaional front congratulaions are extended to Jim Johnston (Ayr Bellisle) who won his first Internaional cap as well as Euan Walker and Stuart Easton who also played for the mens’ team, and boys’ team members Jack Broun and Ruben Lindsay who also represented Scotland during 2018.

Congratulaions are also extended to Jim Johnston, the Ayrshire Mens’Order of Merit winner and John McCracken who won the Ayrshire Junior Order of Merit. Sean Addie had an outstanding season and was deservedly named Junior Player of the Year, reducing his handicap from 5 to scratch and winning several itles including the Tam O Shanter Trophy over Ayr Bellisle - well done Sean.

I would personally like to thank all Ayrshire Clubs who have hosted an Ayrshire event and will do so in 2019. Without you assistance and support we could not administer and manage such quality tournaments.

Finally, to all Ayrshire golfers, we have events available to all standards of golfers and I would encourage you to paricipate in these, have fun and meet new friends. Have a fabulous, enjoyable and successful 2019 season.

John W. Wat President

4


Honorary Life Presidents President Vice President Immediate Past President Secretary/Treasurer

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Mathew H. Lygate (Troon Portland) R. Leslie Crawford (Kilmarnock Barassie) Iain Harvey (Kilmarnock Barassie)

John W. Wat (Prestwick St Cuthbert) Scot Gilchrist (Loudoun) John Rushbury (Royal Troon) Alasdair J. Malcolm (Prestwick St. Cuthbert)

Centre - President J.W. Watt Clockwise from top left:- S. Gilchrist, J. Rushbury, A.J.Malcolm, M. Cairns, A. Coulter, A. Gilligan, M. Hazlewood, R. Magee, A. Muir, W. McCormick, T. McInally, H. McKenzie, B. O’Rourke, S. Walker, R. Wilson.

Execuive Members

Marin Cairns (Prestwick St Nicholas), Allan Coulter (Ayr Belleisle), Andrew Gilligan (Troon St Meddans), Mike Hazlewood (Ayr Neptune), Ricky Magee (Caprington), Allan Muir (Caprington), Willie McCormick (Ayr Seafield), Tommy McInally (Loudoun), Hugh McKenzie (Troon Welbeck), Barry O’Rourke (Loudoun) Sandy Walker (Kilmarnock Barassie), Robert Wilson (Ballochmyle). Ayrshire Junior League Rep. Scot Gilchrist (Loudoun) 5


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 1979-1981 1981-1983 1983-1985 1985-1987

J.T. Shaw (Troon)

PAST PRESIDENTS

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) David Murdoch (Prestwick St. Cuthbert) R.Leslie Crawford (Kilmarnock Barassie) John Wilson (Royal Troon) R.A. Innes McQueen (Troon Welbeck)

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 2016-2018

6

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) John Rushbury (Royal Troon)


2018 Review of the Year Coaching

Scot Gilchrist coninued to lead the team tasked with the development and implementaion of the local coaching programme in 2018 and will coninue in that role into 2019. Prestwick golf club again provided excepional support for the coaching scheme, allowing use of their faciliies throughout the programme. The County coaching professionals, Richard Gordon of Ayr Belleisle and David Fleming of Prestwick GC, delivered the coaching programme in 2018 and will again deliver the programme in 2019. To maximise the benefit of the scheme, no coaching sessions took place in late 2018 with the programme being concentrated in the early months of 2019, prior to the start of the season. The Squad Development group were idenified during the 2018 season and individual players were then invited to join the programme, which commenced in January 2019. Further coaching opportuniies, for a wider group of players, is constantly under review, with the aim of early idenificaion and development of young talent and enhancing the skills of present team members. Individual coaching schemes within member clubs were again supported in 2018 with the coninuaion of the club coaching grant scheme, and the scheme will be in place again for the 2019 season. Once again thanks must be recorded for the efforts of our coaching professionals Richard Gordon (Ayr Belleisle) and David Fleming (Prestwick), who enthusiasically coninue to support The Associaion and the work to develop and enhance the Ayrshire squad coaching.

Youth Team

Robert Wilson again managed the youth team for an eighth successive year in 2018, supported by John Wat, Willie McCormick and Scot Gilchrist. The youth squad suffered from player availability issues during the 2018 season, resuling in some younger players being drated in to the team on occasions. In the West of Scotland Inter County League, a 6 – 2 loss to Lanarkshire in the opening match at Airdrie was followed by a narrow 4.5 – 3.5 defeat by Renfrewshire at Gourock. The team then rallied with a 4 – 4 draw with Dumbartonshire at Troon Lochgreen and a 5.5 – 2.5 win over Glasgow at Ralston before the campaign ended with a 4.5 – 3.5 defeat by the eventual league winners Sirlingshire at Brunston Castle, leaving Ayrshire in fith place. The annual match with the South of Scotland, played at Portpatrick in March 2018, resulted in a narrow 9.5 – 8.5 defeat by the hosts.

7


Boys Team

Boys Team and officials

Scot Gilchrist coninued to administer the boys’ team in 2018, assisted by John Wat, Milton Murray, Robert Wilson and Alasdair Malcolm, and the team were rewarded for their efforts when they won the Wishart Trophy and West of Scotland Inter County Under 18 league for the first ime in 22 years. The opening match saw Ayrshire win 5 – 3 against Sirlingshire at Ayr Seafield and the winning form was coninued in the second fixture with a 4.5 – 3.5 win over Lanarkshire at Langlands GC. A home win over Dumbartonshire by 5.5 – 2.5 at Ballochmyle in July was followed by a nail-biing 4.5 – 3.5 win over Glasgow at Pollok in the penulimate fixture, which let Ayrshire needing just a draw in their final match against defending champions Renfrewshire at Brunston Castle to win the league itle. In a nervy match, Ayrshire trailed 4 – 3 with Sean Addie all square playing the last and needing to win the hole to ensure the draw overall, but the Belleisle player, not for the first ime during the campaign, proved his compeiive prowess, hiing his approach to a few feet from the hole to set up a winning birdie to give Ayrshire a 4 – 4 draw and the Wishart trophy for only the second ime. In the Scoish Boys Area Team Championship, played at Eastwood GC on Sunday 3rd June, the team of Euan Ferguson (Turnberry), Alyx Murray (Troon Welbeck), Sean Addie (Ayr Belleisle) and Ruben Lindsay (Ayr Belleisle) were six shots off the lead ater the morning foursomes and fought back in the aternoon singles to give themselves a chance of the itle before dropped shots over the closing holes saw them finish in a creditable fith place, seven shots behind the winners from Perth & Kinross.

County A Team

Allan Coulter and Gordon Boyle took over the administraion of the A team in 2018, assisted by Andrew Gilligan. The Scoish Area Team Championships took place in early September at Cawder GC, and the team of Michael Smyth (Royal Troon), John Shanks (Irvine), Scot Brown (Prestwick St Cuthbert), Craig Hamilton (Ballochmyle), Jack Broun (Ayr Belleisle) and Sandy Buchanan (Prestwick St Nicholas) led the qualifiers for the Matchplay stages, with Michael Smyth and Jack Broun leading the way with five and seven under par individual totals respecively over the two qualifying rounds.

8


County A Team (coninued)

The teams’ chances were severely curtailed in the match play stages when Sandy Buchanan withdrew prior to the quarter finals, ciing a leg injury, and with no replacement permited the remaining team members performed excepionally well in beaing The Borders 3 – 2 in the quarter finals before losing out by 3.5 – 1.5 to Fife in the semi-finals. In September, the Ayrshire team began their defence of the West of Scotland Inter County League itle, which they had won the previous three years.

A 4 – 4 draw with Lanarkshire in the opening fixture at Kilmarnock (Barassie) was followed by a 6 – 2 win over Renfrewshire at Western Gailes. The third match in the series proved to be a crucial result, with Ayrshire losing out narrowly by Area Team Championship Squad 4.5 – 3.5 to Dumbartonshire at Clober. Successive 6.5 – 1.5 wins in the remaining fixtures against Glasgow at Turnberry and Sirlingshire at Glenbervie were not enough to retain the itle, with Renfrewshire winning their final match by 5 – 3 against Sirlingshire to give them four wins from five and give them the itle just ahead of Ayrshire.

Tournaments

1n 2018 John Rushbury oversaw the various Ayrshire county tournaments, with the events enjoying good level of entries.

The only disappointment was the lack of support for the second annual Ayrshire Handicap Strokeplay event which was scheduled to take place over the Ayr Belleisle course but was cancelled due to a very low level of entries. The decision was subsequently taken to remove the event from the programme of events in 2019. The Associaion presently have nine qualified referees, Alasdair Malcolm, Iain Harvey, John Rushbury, Scot Gilchrist, Hugh McKenzie, Ricky Magee, John Wat, Mike Hazlewood, and Allan Coulter. 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, Handicap League Championship and Scratch League events, to ensure their smooth and successful conclusion by the end of the playing season.

Course raing

Allan Muir coninued to head the course raing team in 2018, along with Ricky Magee, Mike Hazlewood and John Rutherford, administering and implemening the course raing programme in Ayrshire each year to ensure that the courses throughout the country have a raing and Standard Scratch Score that accurately reflects the difficulty of the course. Raings undertaken in 2018 included Kilmarnock (Barassie), Loudoun, Kilbirnie Place, Troon Lochgreen and Ayr Dalmilling.

The team will coninue to oversee the course raing scheme in 2019, working towards aligning the raings of all tees on courses in Ayrshire, to provide a more streamlined structure for the raing programme going forward.

9


The Ayrshire Junior Golf League

Scot Gilchrist remained as the AJGL representaive on the county Execuive in 2018 and will coninue in this role in 2019. 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 2018 with Gavin Scot acing as Assistant Secretary and Robin Baker as Treasurer. In 2019 a new administraion team will take over The Ayrshire Junior Golf League, led by Gavin Scot as Secretary.

Membership and Administraion

In 2018, the decision to close Beith GC was reversed by the membership and golfers throughout Ayrshire and beyond were pleased to welcome the club back into the golfing community in the county. Redburn GC, based I Irvine, also joined The Associaion in 2018, bringing the club membership up to 62. At the AGM in 2018 four members of the Ayrshire Execuive stood down ater several years of sterling service. To Past Presidents Iain Harvey and Milton Murray, with over 40 years’ service between them, along with Gordon Boyle and Peter Doyle are extended sincere thanks for their service to the Area Associaion during their ime on The Execuive. As the Associaion moves forward to 2019, four new members are welcomed to The Execuive, including Tommy McInally (Loudoun), Barry O’Rourke (Loudoun), Sandy Walker (Kilmarnock Barassie) and Marin Cairns (Prestwick St Nicholas).

Press and Publicity

The Ayrshire Golf Associaion web page has been the main vehicle for publicising the work of The Associaion 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 2019 by Scot Gilchrist. 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 ayrshire.golf@binternet.com for possible inclusion on the web page. A Facebook page and Twiter account were also added in 2015. The Ayrshire Golf Associaion Yearbook was produced again in 2018, its fiteenth 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 2019. It is hoped 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 – ayrshire.golf@binternet.com Telephone – 01292 477657 Mobile - 07912 026341

10


In Memorium

As we look back over 2018 we remember friends and golfing colleagues who are no longer with us.

Ayrshire lost two commited supporters of junior golf in the county in 2018.

Bill Tinsley of Ardeer GC passed away on Tuesday 13th February, in his 95th year. A naive of Stoke on Trent, Bill took up golf at Ardeer when he moved to the area with his employment as a process supervisor at the nearby I.C.I. plant. He first became involved in The Ayrshire Junior Golf League when Ardeer joined the league in 1974, and he served for many years as junior convener of his home club.

Bill Tinslaey

Bill also served as Ayrshire Junior Golf League chairman in 1977 and became the first, and to date only, person to fill the post twice when he took the chairmanship again in 1993.

In recogniion of his services to The Ayrshire Junior Golf League, Bill was awarded Honorary Membership of The League in 1992, and soon aterwards his home club conferred a similar honour on him.

A mannerly gentleman who will be missed by his many friends and golfing acquaintances throughout Ayrshire, Bill sill regularly atended the annual Ayrshire Junior Golf League dinner, unil failing health prevented him from doing so in the last few years. Russell Cameron was also an Honorary Member of The Ayrshire Junior Golf League and passed away on Wednesday 21st March at Ayr Hospital.

A reired self-employed draughtsman, Russell had a long associaion with Ayr Belleisle Golf Club, where he held a low handicap for many years, and in recent years was a member of the Prestwick St Cuthbert club.

During his ime at Ayr Belleisle, Russell served on the commitee and in various club posiions, culminaing in his elecion as captain in 1986 - 87. He also served as the club's representaive to The Ayrshire Junior Golf league for seven years before taking over as assistant secretary of The League in 1984, working alongside his good friend and League Secretary Iain Harvey.

Russell Cameron

On stepping down from his assistant secretary's post in 1989, Russell was, along with Iain Harvey, elected an Honorary Member of The Ayrshire Junior Golf League in recogniion of his services to The League, and regularly atended league events and annual dinners unil very recently. As well as his regular ouings on the golf course, Russell also enjoyed other sporing aciviies over the years, including cycling swimming and hillwalking. Russell Cameron was a quiet and respecful gentleman who was well known and respected by his many friends and golfing acquaintances throughout Ayrshire and beyond.

11


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 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

TEL NO.

WEBSITE

07740 770530 07860 826801 01294 557427 01563 521512 01563 535381 01294 464542 01294 603103 01294 650932 01292 441258 07900 050496 07956 181280 01292 263893 01292 287303 07802 898427 01292 441258 07462 027883 01290 550469 01505 503166 07828 664773 01770 302349 01292 692788 01563 523702 01655 889692 01770 810223 01563 543846 07827 011053 01292 590262 01465 714346 01465 712011 07425 168798 01294 275979 01294 276467 01294 271293 01505 684444 01292 313920 01770 600296 01475 673594 01475 687240 01475 687277 01563 821993 01770 860558 07803 592681 01292 616255 01655 889461 01294 601871 01357 522979 01290 425452 01292 478335 07850 750156 01292 477404 01292 477101 01292 477608

www.abbotsfordgolf.co.uk www.eastayrshireleisure.com www.annanhillgolfclub.co.uk www.kaleisure.com www.golfsouthayrshire.com www.ayrbelleislegolfclub.com www.golfsouthayrshire.com www.adgc.webs.com www.neptunegc.co.uk www.golfsouthayrshire.com www.ayrseafieldgolfclub.com www.ballochmylegolfclub.com htp://www.beithgolfclub.co.uk www.brodickgolf.com www.caags.co.uk www.capringtongolfclub.co.uk www.corriegolf.com

www.golfsouthayrshire.com www.theirvinegolfclub.co.uk www.kaleisure.com www.irgc.co.uk www.kilbirnieplacegolfclub.webs.com www.kbgc.co.uk www.lamlashgolfclub.com www.largsgolfclub.co.uk www.kaleisure.com www.routenburngolfclub.co.uk www.loudoungowfclub.co.uk www.machriebay.com www.golfsouthayrshire.com

www.facebook.co./northbeachgolf www.prestwickgc.co.uk www.stcuthbert.co.uk www.prestwickstnicholas.com

12


Club Directory CLUB

Redburn Rowallan Castle Royal Troon Shiskine Skelmorlie South Ayrshire Juniors Stewarton Tam O Shanter The Chase Troon Darley (Bookings) Troon Fullarton (Bookings) Troon Lochgreen (Bookings) Troon Merchants Troon Portland (Bookings) Troon Portland Troon St Meddans Troon Welbeck Turnberry (Bookings) Turnberry Turnberry Staff Wallacetown West Kilbride Western Gailes Whiing Bay

TEL NO.

WEBSITE

07769 702750 01563 530550 01292 311555 01770 860548 01475 520152

www.rowallancastle.com www.royaltroon.co.uk www.shiskinegolf.com www.skelmorliegolf.co.uk www.golfsouthayrshire.com

07813 697233 01292 442062 07801 790219 01292 312464 01292 312464 01292 312464 01292 314682 01292 311555 01292 319922 07836 754311 01292 311147 01655 331000 01465 713724 01655 331569 01294 689161 01294 823911 01294 311649 01770 700487

www.thechasegolfclub.co.uk www.golfsouthayrshire.com www.golfsouthayrshire.com www.golfsouthayrshire.com Error! Hyperlink reference not valid. www.troonstmeddansgolfclub.com www.troonwelbeckgolfclub.com www.trumpturnberry.com www.turnberrygolfclub.net www.wallacetown-golf-club.org.uk www.westkilbridegolfclub.com www.westerngailes.com www.whiingbaygolf.com

13


TOURNAMENTS AND COMPETITIONS 2018 AYRSHIRE JUNIOR TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

Ayr Belleisle

West Kilbride

Ayr Belleisle and West Kilbride took the major prizes at the 2018 Ayrshire Junior Team Championship, held a Skelmorlie Golf Club on Sunday 22nd April. 10 Ayrshire clubs took part in the event, which was played in damp and tesing condiions.

The Ayr Belleisle team of Sean Addie, John Lomas, Ruben Lindsay & John Kelly returned a three-score scratch total of 223 to win the Mat Lygate Trophy and Ayrshire Junior Team Champions itle by five shots from defending champions Turnberry.

In the handicap event, the Andrew D Nimmo Trophy was won by the team of Scot Newman, Kyle McCaig, John Jack & Lyall Jack from West Kilbride with a team total of 205.

Euan Ferguson

Euan Ferguson (Turnberry) had the best individual scratch score of the day, winning the Prestwick Circuits Trophy with a score of 69, whilst the Carrick Trophy for the best net score of the compeiion was won by Lyall Jack (West Kilbride) with a net 66. The winner of the voucher in the 0-9 handicap category was Christopher Hunter (Ballochmyle) with a net 66 whilst Max Barclay (Turnberry) took the prize for the 10 - 28 handicap secion with a net 69.

FINAL PLACINGS - Scratch (Net) Ayr Belleisle – 223 (214) Turnberry – 228 (209) Kilmarnock (Barassie) – 235 (219) West Kilbride – 237 (205) Troon Welbeck - 242 (222) Caprington – 260 (230) Ballochmyle – 261 (224) Loudoun – 263 (218) Irvine – 267 (225) Prestwick St Cuthbert - 277 (225)

14

Lyall Jack


AYRSHIRE STROKEPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP

Jim Johnston (Ayr Belleisle) won the Ayrshire Strokeplay Championship for the first ime on Sunday 28th April, when the 2018 compeiion took place over the King Robert The Bruce course at Trump Turnberry.

The capacity field enjoyed fine sunny weather, though a strengthening breeze in the aternoon made scoring more difficult.

Playing in the first game in the morning, Jim Johnston opened with a one under par 71 which let him three behind the halfway leader Scot Brown (Prestwick St Cuthbert) on 68 and one ahead of four players on level par 72, including playing partner Steven Wallace (Prestwick St Cuthbert), Graeme Gimson (Prestwick St Cuthbert), Tommy McInally (Loudoun) and Aiden Long (Ayr Belleisle).

Jim Johnston

In the aternoon, Johnston carded a second successive 71 for a two under par total of 142 which ulimately saw him take the itle by three shots from Scot Brown, ater the halfway leader faded to a 77 in the second round. Tommy McInally followed his opening round 72 with a 74 in the aternoon for third place on 146, which let him two shots ahead of clubmate John Haggarty (Loudoun) on 148, comprising a morning 75 and an aternoon 73.

Fith place, also on 148, went to Shaun Hedger (West Kilbride) with rounds of 73 and 75 whilst sixth place was secured by Graeme Gimson (Prestwick St Cuthbert) on 149 ater he added a 77 to his opening round of 72.

LEADING FINAL TOTALS

142 - Jim Johnston (Ayr Belleisle) 71/71 145 - Scot Brown (Prestwick St Cuthbert) 68/77 146 - Tommy McInally (Loudoun) 72/74 148 - John Haggarty (Loudoun) 75/73 148 – Shaun Hedger (West Kilbride) 73/75 149 - Graeme Gimson (Prestwick St Cuthbert) 72/77 150 - Robbie Muir (Kilmarnock Barassie) 79/71 150 - Stuart Brown (Loudoun) 73/77 150 - George J Robertson (Irvine) 73/77 151 - John Sloan (Doon Valley) 77/74 151 - Michael Smyth (Royal Troon) 75/76

15


AYRSHIRE MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP

Michael Smyth (Royal Troon) won the Ayrshire Matchplay Championship at Rowallan Castle Golf Club on Thursday, 10th May, to take the trophy and itle for the fourth ime in eight years. Smyth, appearing in his fith final since 2011 played Shaun Hedger (West Kilbride) who was appearing in the final for the first ime.

The match began with the players halving the opening hole in par fours, but Smyth soon took the lead with a par three at the second ater Hedger lost a ball in or around the front let greenside bunker, and extended his advantage to two holes at the third with a birdie four.

Michael Smyth

Hedger reduced the deficit at the fourth when Smyth three puted, and throughout the remainder of the outward half holes were exchanged before Smyth restored his two-hole lead as they turned for home, taking the ninth with a birdie four.

The patern of the match coninued into the inward half, holes being exchanged between the finalists and as the match reached the sixteenth hole Michael Smyth remained two up with three to play.

At the par five sixteenth both players safely found the fairway from the tee but whilst Smyth played conservaively short of the green, Hedger saw his approach drit right and his ball was lost in or around the pond short of the green. With Smyth safely on the green in three, Hedger returned to the fairway to play a second ball under penalty, but his effort failed to reach safety and he conceded a 3 & 2 victory in the match, and the itle, to Michael Smyth. The win saw Michael Smyth move into second place in championship wins, with four, three behind Leslie Crawford who won the trophy on seven occasions between 1970 and 1991.

In the semi-finals, Smyth beat Scot Brown (Prestwick St Cuthbert) by 5 & 4 whilst Hedger beat the Strokeplay Champion Jim Johnston by 2 & 1.

In the quarter final matches, Johnston beat Stuart Brown (Loudoun) by 4 & 3, Hedger beat Sandy Walker (Kilmarnock Barassie) by 5 & 3, Brown beat Robbie Muir (Kilmarnock Barassie) by 2 & 1 and Smyth beat William Fleming (Ballochmyle) by 7 & 5.

16


THE AYRSHIRE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP

Troon Welbeck won the R.L. Crawford Trophy and Ayrshire Club Champions itle for the first ime, ater a very close finish in the 2018 event, held at West Kilbride Golf Club on Sunday 1st July. The compeiion was blessed with glorious sunshine, though a tesing breeze added to the dry ground condiions resulted in the course looking and playing to its full tradiional links test.

Loudoun Gowf Club took the early lead, posing two score team total of 141 courtesy of Stuart Brown (70) and Tommy McInally (71), which ulimately gave the club third place overall.

Troon Welbeck

Although his club did not challenge in the team event, Craig Hamilton (Ballochmyle) carded a superb five under par total of 66 to win the prize for the best individual return of the day. Despite some good individual scores, many of the teams could not challenge the Loudoun total unil David Orchiston (70), Ian Smith (69) and Sam Findlater (77) combined for a team total of 139 to overtake the Loudoun score by two shots.

John Shanks (Irvine) just failed to match Craig Hamilton's leading individual return, carding a 67 which, along with George Robertson (73) let the Irvine team agonisingly short of Troon Welbeck's winning score by a single shot. RESULTS 139 – Troon Welbeck 152 – Prestwick St Cuthbert, Prestwick St Nicholas, West Kilbride 140 - Irvine 157 – Kilmarnock Barassie 141 – Louodun 158 – Largs 144 – Royal Troon 160 – Irvine Ravenspark 145 - Ballochmyle 163 – Rowallan Castle 147 – Ayr Belleisle N/R – Troon St Meddans, Brunston Castle Troon Welbeck went forward to represent Ayrshire in the Scoish Club Championship compeiion at Kinross on Sunday 23rd September where they finished in 12th place.

THE AYRSHIRE SENIORS CHAMPIONSHIP

John Paterson (Loudoun) won the 2018 Ayrshire Seniors Championship, ater posing a superb eight under par net score at Caprington Golf Club on Tuesday 17th July.

The compeiion atracted a superb field of 84 players and it was Paterson who led from the front, playing in the opening game as he was flying out on holiday later in the day, and scoring a scratch 72 less his 12 handicap for an outstanding net score of 60 which ulimately took the Sandy Provan Trophy by four clear shots. Paterson's nearest challenger was 12 handicapper James Boyd (Caprington) who posted a net 64 to take first place in the 60-69 age group.

John Paterson

James McIntyre (Moorpark) was best in the 50 - 59 age group with a net 66 whilst Tom Denham (Annanhill) took first place in the 70+ age category, his net 71 winning on the beter inward half from his clubmate Neil Black.

17


THE AYRSHIRE SENIORS CHAMPIONSHIP (coninued)

Iain McCall (Prestwick St Nicholas) had the best scratch score of the day with a two over par 70.

Two nearest the hole prizes were introduced in 2018 and both nearly resulted in holes in one. Iain McCall won the prize at the second with a distance of 3 1/2 inches, whilst Bob Cameron (Ayr Belleisle) won the prize at the eighteenth hole with a measurement of 2 inches. Best Net John Paterson (Loudoun) 72-12=60

Age 60 -69 James Boyd (Caprington) 76-12=64 Jim McCorkell (Tam O Shanter) 76-11=65 William Reilly (Caprington) 72-6=66

Age 50 – 59 James McIntyre (Moorpark) 71-5=66 Alistair McKinnon (Caprington) 75-7=68 Colin Hume (Ayr Belleisle) 72-4=68

Age 70 + Tom Denham (Annanhill) 96-25=71 Neil Black (Annanhill) 89-18=71 John Glover (Caprington) 91-19=72

Best Scratch Iain McCall (Prestwick St Nicholas) 70

Nearest the pin 2nd hole - Iain McCall (Prestwick St Nicholas) - 3 1/2 inches 18th hole - Robert Cameron (Ayr Belleisle) - 2 inches

THE AYRSHIRE BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP

Sean Addie (Ayr Belleisle) won the Ayrshire Boys Championship itle at Ardeer on Thursday 2nd August. The winner of the Tam O Shanter Trophy tournament over his home course in June, Addie returned rounds of 73 and 71 at Ardeer for a level par total of 144 which gave him the itle by a clear four shot margin from his playing partner Cameron Johnstone (Troon Welbeck), who matches Addie's 73 in the morning but slipped to 75 in the aternoon for a 148 total.

Ewan Milligan (Kilmarnock Barassie) finished third on 152, with rounds of 80 Sean Addie and 72, leaving him ahead of Euan Ferguson (Turnberry) in fourth place by virtue of the beter second round. The numbers in the field were boosted this year with the removal of the handicap limit, and it was compeitors from Irvine Golf Club who dominated the net prize list. Top finisher was 12 handicapper Elliot O'Brien (Irvine) who followed a morning round of 72 with a superb closing round, in increasingly wet condiions, of 62 for a net total of 134.

21 handicapper Jamie McCormack, also of Irvine GC, followed a morning round of 72 with an aternoon score of 66 for a total of 138 and second place in the handicap returns. Leading final scores: Scratch 144 – Sean Addie (Ayr Belleisle) 148 – Cameron Johnstone (Troon Welbeck) 152 – Ewan Milligan (Kilmarnock Barassie) 152 – Euan Ferguson (Turnberry)

Net 134 – Elliot O'Brien (Irvine) 138 – Jamie McCormack (Irvine) 141 – Callum Black (Irvine) 141 – John Kelly (Ayr Seafield)

18


AYRSHIRE BOYS MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP

Euan Ferguson (Turnberry) secured an historic third successive win in the Ayrshire Boys Matchplay Championship on Thursday 9th August when he defeated Boys Strokeplay Champion Sean Addie (Ayr Belleisle) in the final at Prestwick Golf Club.

Both players produced some excellent golf throughout the week to reach the final, and this coninued into the final.

Addie had a tap in at the opening hole for a birdie three only to see Ferguson hole from eight feet for a birdie two at the second to square the match.

Euan Ferguson

Holes were exchanged throughout the outward nine, with Ferguson turning for home with a slim one-hole advantage.

A birdie at the par five twelth hole moved Ferguson two ahead and the defining point of the match came at the thirteenth when Addie looked to have a chance to reduce the deficit ater an excellent second shot to the front fringe of the green, only to see Ferguson play an outstanding sot lob which came to rest just eighteen inches from the hole, giving him a winning par to go three up ater Addie failed to get down in two. Addie reduced the deficit with a brave winning put at the fiteenth but another outstanding recovery shot from Ferguson set up a birdie three at the sixteenth and when Addie narrowly failed with his own birdie effort, the itle was Euan Ferguson’s for the third year in succession. In the semi finals Ferguson beat Ewan Milligan (Kilmarnock Barassie) at the 20th hole whilst Addie beat Ross McDonald (Kilmarnock Barassie) by one hole.

In the quarter finals Milligan beat Kyle McCaig (West Kilbride) by 3 & 2 with the help of a hole in one at the eleventh hole, Ferguson beat John Kelly (Ayr Seafield by 4 & 3, Addie beat Elliot O’Brien (Irvine) by 5 & 4 and McDonald beat Jamie McKinnon (Caprington) by 2&1.

CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS TROPHY COMPETITION

Paul Denim (Loudoun) won the Ayrshire Champion of Champions Trophy in 2018 on Friday 10th August, on the final green of the Old Course at Royal Troon. 48 players started out in the compeiion in April, and by the ime of the final a new winner was guaranteed, with neither Denim or his final opponent, Gary Steele (Brunston Castle) having won the compeiion previously.

Paul Denim took the early lead, winning the first and third with pars to Paul Denim establish a two-hole advantage. A run of birdies from the fith saw the players exchange the remaining holes in the outward half, leaving Paul Denim one hole ahead as the match turned for home. The decisive phase of the final came just ater the turn when Denim won the tenth with a par and the eleventh with a double bogey six, ater both players were in trouble, to go three up.

Steele coninued to fight and three successive pars over the next three holes saw him level the match at the fourteenth for the first ime since the opening hole.

19


CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS TROPHY COMPETITION (coninued)

At the fiteenth hole, Steele made the mistake of going out of bounds, which prompted a concession and gave Denim the lead once again. This hole proved decisive as the players matched each other blow for blow over the next three holes, with Denim securing a one-hole victory and the Ayrshire Champion of Champions itle.

FOURBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

43 clubs took part in the 2018 Ayrshire Fourball Championship, with ies being played throughout the summer, culminaing in the final at Prestwick St Cuthbert on Sunday 16th September.

The final brought together first-ime finalists Keith McKenzie & Colin Yair of Ayr Neptune and George & David McCulloch of Brunston Castle who had won the trophy three imes previously, in 2012, 2014 and 2015. The McCulloch brothers got off to the perfect start when they won the first hole with a par, the second with a birdie and the fourth with a net birdie to establish a three-hole advantage.

Fourball Winners David & George McCulloch McKenzie and Yair reduced the deficit by winning the sixth but lost the eighth to go three behind again. The McCulloch’s push for a fourth Fourball itle became stronger when they won the eleventh and twelth to go five up with six to play, before closing out the itle on the thirteenth green, winning the hole for a 6 & 5 victory.

THE GARY BRYDEN MEMORIAL SALVER

The scratch club team knockout compeiion final for The Gary Bryden Memorial Salver pitched Ballochmyle against Royal Troon at Brunston Castle GC on Sunday 2nd September, in a match which looked likely to be very close on paper and ulimately proved to be so.

The two singles ies were shared, Craig Hamilton puing Ballochmyle ahead with a 2 & 1win over Robert Jenkins and Ian Walker levelling for Royal Troon with a 6 & 5 win over Declan Chalmers.

Royal Troon

This let the desinaion of the trophy resing with the foursomes ie between Callum McCurdie and William Fleming of Ballochmyle and the Royal Troon duo of Blair Morton & Steven Machin

The pairings could not be separated over the 18 holes and the match coninued into extra holes. At the first extra hole, both teams holed good puts for pars to take the match to the 20th hole, where Steven Machin was perfectly placed in the centre of the fairway from the tee whilst William Fleming's tee shot cruelly finished just outside the edge of the let fairway bunker. McCurdie's atempt to progress the ball forward towards the green saw the Ballochmyle team's ball fly high and right into long grass adjacent to the river Girvan. Blair Morton played a good approach shot for Royal Troon, safely finding the puing surface and following an unsuccessful search for the Ballochmlye team ball, the hole and the match was conceded to Royal Troon to give the club their first win in the compeiion. 22 clubs entered the 2018 event, which coninues to be a popular addiion to the list of county championships.

20


THE PRESIDENT’S PUTTER

36 clubs entered the handicap club team compeiion, for The President’s Puter in 2018, a second successive increase in the number of paricipants.

With the final due to take place over their home course on Sunday 2nd September, Brunston Castle beat Ayr Neptune 3 – 0 in the semi-final to book a final slot alongside West Kilbride who beat Ayr Dalmilling 2 -1 in the other semi-final.

Brunston Castle

The final was played in tesing condiions with periods of fine drizzle and a strong breeze, and the Brunston Castle team proved too strong for their opponents, winning the match to take the President’s Puter for the second ime in three years.

The singles ie between David McCulloch (Brunston Castle) (12) and Peter McPike (West Kilbride) (7) was won by 8 & 7, a score matched in the second singles ie between George Scobie (Brunston Castle) (6) and Bert Grayston (West Kilbride) (9). In the foursomes ie, George & Gary McCulloch (Brunston Castle) (6) beat Jim O’Dwyer & John Auld (West Kilbride) (12) by 7 & 6 to give a final match score of 3 – 0 to the winners.

AYRSHIRE SCRATCH LEAGUES

With a total of 22 clubs entering the Ayrshire Scratch Leagues in 2018, again only four of the five leagues were contested, with three having their full complement of six teams. In a change to the format, play offs were introduced in 2018, matching the second botom and second top in respecive divisions together to play off on a home and away basis for a place in the higher league the following season. Prestwick St. Cuthbert again finished just ahead of Irvine GC in Division 1 to secure a third successive itle in the top division, whilst Irvine Ravenspark were relegated to Division 2. Final placings in Division 1 were: -

DIVISION 1 Pr. St Cuthbert Irvine Kilmarnock Barassie Turnberry Loudoun Irvine Ravenspark

Played

10 10 10 10 10 10

Scratch League Trophies

Win

6 6 3 3 4 2

Draw

3 1 4 3 1 0

Loss

1 3 3 4 5 8

For

35 36.5 30.5 32 29.5 16.5

Against

25 23.5 29.5 28 30.5 43.5

Diff.

10 13 1 4 -1 -27

Pts

30 26 20 18 18 8

In Division 2, Troon Portland triumphed over Ayr Belleisle to secure a third league itle in a row, having won the fourth division in 2016 and the third division in 2017. Troon St Meddans were relegated to division 3, just losing out to West Kilbride on ie difference, whilst in the division 1 and 2 play off, which pitched Loudoun against Ayr Belleisle it was Loudoun who retained their place in Division 1 following a 5 – 1 home win over Ayr Belleisle and a concession in the return match at Ayr.

21


AYRSHIRE SCRATCH LEAGUES (coninued)

Final placings in Division 2 were: DIVISION 2 Troon Portland Ayr Belleisle Ballochmyle Troon Welbeck West Kilbride Tr. St Meddans

Played

10 10 10 10 10 10

Win

7 5 4 3 2 3

Draw

1 2 2 3 3 1

Loss

2 3 4 4 5 6

For

35.5 33 32 30 26 23.5

Against

24.5 27 28 30 34 36.5

Diff.

11 6 4 0 -8 -13

Pts

30 24 20 18 14 14

In Division 3, Largs bounced straight back from relegaion the previous year to win the league and promoion to Division 2 ahead of Caprington. Prestwick St Nicholas finished at the foot of the table and were relegated to Division 4, whilst in the Division 2 and 3 play off, Caprington secured promoion with a narrow win over West Kilbride, who drop down to Division 3 with Troon St Meddans. Caprington won their home leg in the play off by 3.5 – 2.5 and secured a 3 – 3 draw in the second leg for a 6.5 – 5.5 win overall. Final placings in Division 3 were: DIVISION 3 Largs Caprington Rowallan Castle Girvan Largs Routenburn Pr. St Nicholas

Played

10 10 10 10 10 10

Win

6 6 4 4 3 2

Draw

2 0 2 1 3 2

Loss

2 4 4 5 4 6

For

40.5 29.5 29.5 30 26 24.5

Against

19.5 30.5 30.5 30 34 35.5

Diff.

21 -1 -1 0 -8 -11

Pts

28 24 20 18 18 12

In Division 4, newcomers Royal Troon stormed to the league itle in their first season in the compeiion, ahead of Kilbirnie Place. In the Division 3 and 4 play off, Kilbirnie Place and Largs Routenburn drew the first leg 3 – 3 at Kilbirnie but it was Routenburn who retained their place in Division 3 with a comprehensive 6 – 0 win in the home leg of their play-off ie. Final placings in Division 4 were: DIVISION 4 Royal Troon Kilbirnie Place Brunston Castle Tam O Shanter

Played

6 6 6 6

Win

4 3 2 1

Draw

1 1 2 0

22

Loss

1 2 2 5

For

23.5 19.5 20.5 8.5

Against

12.5 16.5 15.5 27.5

Diff.

11 3 5 -19

Pts

18 14 12 4


THE AYRSHIRE HANDICAP LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP

Ballochmyle won the second Ayrshire Handicap League Championship when the final took place at Brunston Castle on 2nd September, beaing Moorpark in the final match. A total of 26 clubs entered the compeiion in 2018 and the clubs who contested the four qualifying secions were: SECTION A (seven clubs) – Royal Troon, Kilmarnock Barassie, Loudoun, Troon Merchants, Moorpark, Ayr Dalmilling and Braehead.

Ballochmyle

SECTION B (seven clubs) – Largs Routenburn, Beith, Troon St Meddans, Irvine Ravenspark, Auchenharvie 88, Troon Welbeck and Prestwick St Cuthbert

SECTION C (six clubs) – Annanhill, Ballochmyle, Troon Portland, Kilbirnie Place, Drongan and Stewarton.

SECTION D (six clubs) – Ayr Seafield, Crosshouse, Redburn, Tam O Shanter, Rowallan Castle and Prestwick St Nicholas.

Following compleion of the four qualifying secions, Moorpark won Secion A and faced Secion B winners Beith in the semi-finals whilst Secion C winners Ballochmyle met Secion D winners Rowallan Castle in their semi-final.

In the first semi-final, Moorpark beat Beith by 4 – 2 in both legs to progress to the final by an 8 – 4 winning margin, whilst in the other semi-final a 3.5 – 2.5 win in the first leg at home to Rowallan Castle proved decisive for Ballochmyle when they secured a 3 – 3 draw in the return leg to go through by 6.5 – 5.5 overall, and avenge a defeat to the same opponents at the semi-final stage the previous year. In the final at Brunston Castle, the teams were evenly matched on handicaps, with just a few shots being exchanged throughout the six ies.

The opening ies went in favour of the Ballochmyle team who established a 3 - 0 lead from the first three ies, leaving them needing just another half point to secure a clear victory in the match. That final half point proved increasingly elusive however, as Moorpark fought back to take the remaining three ies over the closing two holes to give a final match score of 3 - 3. As a result of the match being drawn 3 - 3 the desinaion of the trophy and the championship was decided by a countback over the individual ie scores, which resulted in a 19 - 8 score in favour of the Ballochmyle team, who became the 2018 Ayrshire Handicap League Champions. Match details (Moorpark names first): James McIntyre (5) lost to John Murdoch (6) by 4&3 Hamish Gaffney (6) lost to Billy Hamilton (7) by 5&4 Brian King (9) lost to Jamie Miller (7) by 2&1 Andrew Armstrong (9) beat Robert Mason (9) by 1 hole Alan Burns (12) beat Ian Ramsay (10) by 271 William Brodie (14) beat Ian Murray (15) by 3&1

23


THE DOC THOM ORDER OF MERIT

Jim Johnston (Ayr Belleisle) has won the 2018 Ayrshire Order of Merit itle for the Doc Thom Salver, to end a superb season for him which saw him win the Ayrshire Strokeplay Championship and gain his first Scotland cap at the Home Internaionals. With a total of 672.5 points collected from eight of the twenty one couning events, including first place at the Ayrshire Strokeplay, West Kilbride Open and Belleisle Cup, Johnston was over 200 points ahead of his nearest rivals. Second place in the Order of Merit was shared this year, with Michael Smyth (Royal Troon) winning the final couning event, The Arrol Cup at Prestwick St Nicholas, to establish a total of 400 points from just four couning events.

Jim Johnstone

Matching Michael Smyth's total for joint second place was Sandy Buchanan (Prestwick St Nicholas) who staged a remarkable recovery from a reported stress fracture injury to his leg, which saw him withdraw from the Ayrshire team mid-way through the previous weekends Scoish Area Team Championships, to finish joint third in the final 36 hole couning event at Prestwick St Nicholas, and giving him sufficient points to match Michael Smyth's 400 point total. The leading final places in the 2018 Ayrshire Order of Merit for the Doc Thom Salver were: 672.50 400.00 381.67 276.67 230.83 200.00 192.50 170.00 150.00 150.00 137.50

Leading final totals:Jim Johnston (Ayr Belleisle) Michael Smyth (Royal Troon) Sandy Buchanan (Prestwick St Nicholas) Scot Brown (Prestwick St Cuthbert) Steven Stamper (Turnberry) George Robertson (Irvine) Joe McSorley (Brunston castle) Tommy McInally (Loudoun) Euan Walker (Kilmarnock Barassie) John Shanks (Irvine) Scot Davidson (Largs) Iain Brown (West Kilbride)

THE JUNIOR ORDER OF MERIT TROPHY

John McCracken (Kilmarnock Barassie) won the 2018 Ayrshire Junior Order of Merit itle, gaining points in eight of the twenty couning events, including first place at The Golf South Ayrshire Open and the Loudoun Junior Open, finishing with a total of 503.3 points to remain just ahead of the chasing pack.

John McCracken

Ayrshire Boys Champion Sean Addie (Ayr Belleisle) finished in the runner up spot, just 28.3 points behind the winner on 475 points, having gained points in five of the qualifying compeiions which included first places at the Byrne Howard Trophy at Royal Troon, The Ayrshire Boys Championship and the final qualifying compeiion at Irvine.

Harvey Broadfoot (Troon Welbeck) finished in third place, having secured a total of 367.88 points from seven of the couning compeiions.

24


THE JUNIOR ORDER OF MERIT TROPHY (coninued) 503.30 475.00 367.88 298.33 258.33 237.50 165.00 135.00 118.75 105.00

Leading final totals:John McCracken (Kilmarnock Barassie) Sean Addie (Ayr Belleisle) Harvey Broadfoot (Troon Welbeck) Ewan Milligan (Kilmarnock Barassie) John Kelly (Ayr Seafield) Euan Ferguson (Turnberry) Ross McDonald (Kilmarnock Barassie) Ruben Lindsay (Ayr Belleisle) Christopher Hunter (Ballochmyle) Cameron McGarvie (Prestwick St Nicholas)

OTHER NOTABLE PERFORMANCES DURING THE YEAR

Ayrshire players had several notable performances at a naional level during 2018, with the county also being well represented in various internaional squads during the year.

Euan Walker (Kilmarnock Barassie) further established his internaional credenials during 2018. Walker finished fith in the Scoish Order Euan Walker, Stuart Easton & Jim Johnston of Merit, having been runner up in the Batle trophy at Crail and reaching the quarter finals of the Scoish Amateur Championship in August, and he was selected to represent Scotland in the European Amateur Team Championship in Berlin, the Home Internaionals in Wales and the World Amateur Team Championship for the Eisenhower Trophy in Ireland. Stuart Easton (Irvine) joined Euan Walker in the six-man Scotland team who contested the European Team Championship at A Rosa Scharutzelsee, Berlin in July and made his Home Internaionals debut in Wales in September where Ayrshire provided three of the eleven-man squad.

Ayrshire Strokeplay Champion Jim Johnston (Ayr Belleisle) finished in fourth place in the Scoish Men’s’ Order of Merit ater an outstanding season during which he won the presigious 72-hole Tennant Cup at Glasgow Golf Club and the Belleisle Cup over his home course, as well as progressing to the quarter finals of The Scoish Amateur Championship at Blairgowrie. His season culminated in selecion for the Scotland team who contested the Home Internaionals at Conwy GC, Wales in September. Ayr Belleisle members Jack Broun, who reached the semi-finals of the Scoish Boys Championship at Moray GC, and Ruben Lindsay, who was second best qualifier for the matchplay stages in the same event, both represented the Scotland Boys’ team at the European Boys’ Team Championships at Kaskada Brno in the Czech Republic in July and the Home Internaionals at Royal Dornoch in August 2018. Ruben Lindsay & Jack Broun

25


OTHER NOTABLE PERFORMANCES DURING THE YEAR (coninued)

In women’s’ golf, Connie Jaffrey (Troon ladies) was selected for the Scotland women’s’ team who contested the World Amateur Team Championship for the Espirito Santo Trophy at Carton House in Ireland, The European Ladies’ team Championship at Murhof, Austria and the Home Internaionals at Ballybunnion in Ireland, whilst fellow member at the Troon Ladies’ club, Sirling University student Hazel McGarvie joined Jaffrey in the Scoish Home Internaionals team, who Connie Jaffrey, Hazel McGarvie, Alex Glennie & Liz Keohone won the event for the first ime since 2010, following a fine season which saw her win the Scoish Students Golf Championship at Moray, the West of Scotland Students event at Western Gailes and finish runner up in the presigious St Rule Trophy at St Andrews.

Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) won the Scoish Senior Women’s Strokeplay itle for the second ime at Prestwick St Nicholas in June, following her previous triumph in 2011 at Portpatrick, whilst Liz Keohone (Loudoun) won the prize for the best net score in the same event.

Ayrshire were also well represented in girls’ golf in 2018, with Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) and Rachel Foster (Prestwick St Nicholas) to the fore.

Louise Duncan recorded a rare win by a Scot in the Fairhaven Trophy in May, was runner up in the Scoish Girls’ Championship in July where she beat Rachel Foster in the quarter finals and won the Scoish Girl’s Order of Merit, just Louise Duncan & Rachel Foster ahead of Foster who was runner up. Duncan was selected for the Scoish Girls’ teams who contested the European Girls’ Team Championship at Forsgardens GC, Sweden, in July and the Home Internaionals at Ballybunnion GC, Ireland in August. As well as her performances in the order of Merit and Scoish Girls’ Championship, where she was second qualifier for the matchplay stages, Rachel Foster was joint runner up in the Scoish Girls’ Under 16 Championship at St Andrews, won the St Andrews University Schoolgirls’ Championship and was selected to represent Scotland Girls’ in a match against Wales, and lost in a three way play off in the Scoish naional final of the Nick Faldo series at Bruntsfield Links whilst wining the under 16 compeiion at the same event, which saw her qualify for the grand final in Abu Dhabi in November 2018. During 2018 two stalwarts of golf in Ayrshire were honoured for their contribuion to the game at naional and county levels.

Ayrshire golf professional Bill Lockie was recognised by the PGA in December when he received the John Panton award for outstanding services to golf. A well known and respected figure in Ayrshire and beyond, Bill Lockie was a two ime winner of the Ayrshire Boys Championship, in 1961 and 1965, and a Scoish Boys Champion in 1964, and won the Scoish Universiies Championship in 1965 before embarking on a career in professional golf where his playing successes included the Scoish Assistants’ Championship in 1970, the Scoish Alliance

26


OTHER NOTABLE PERFORMANCES DURING THE YEAR (coninued)

in 1982, the Scoish Seniors’ Championship in 2000 and the Briish PGA Seniors’ itle in 2008. Bill’s professional career began as an assistant at Turnberry and Royal Troon before he became the club professional at Kilmarnock (Barassie) in 1974, where he remained for over 20 years. During his ime at the club his reputaion as a coach grew, culminaing in his appointment as naional coach Bill Lockie to both the Scotland men’s’ and ladies’ squads during his career. It was wholly appropriate that the award was presented to Bill at the annual PGA lunch in Glasgow by PGA in Scotland chairman Alan Reid, who was a leading light in the junior secion of Kilmarnock (Barassie) during Bill’s ime at the club. At the Annual General Meeing of The Ayrshire Golf Associaion in October Iain Harvey (Kilmarnock Barassie) was elected an Honorary Life President of The Associaion, in recogniion of his services to The Ayrshire Golf Associaion and the wider golfing community in Scotland.

Iain Harvey

Iain served coninuously on the Ayrshire execuive from 1987 to 2018, holding many posiions, and serving as President from 1996 to 1998. Iain also represented The Associaion on the Scoish Golf Union Council for several years, prior to the amalgamaion with the Scoish Ladies' Golfing Associaion, which culminated in his elecion as Scoish Golf Union President for 2013 -14. In recogniion of his elecion as an Honorary Life President, Iain Harvey was presented with a commemoraive plaque to mark the occasion and joins Mat Lygate (Troon Portland) and R. Leslie Crawford (Kilmarnock Barassie) as Honorary Life Presidents.

THE AYRSHIRE JUNIOR GOLF LEAGUE

In the year that The Ayrshire Junior Golf League celebrated its Golden Jubilee, nine clubs contested the 2018 Ayrshire Junior Golf League compeiions, with all the finals being played at Caprington in September.

Ayr Belleisle won the Wallace Thornton Trophy, beaing defending champions Kilmarnock (Barassie) in the final by 2.5 – 1.5 whilst Kilmarnock Barassie beat Irvine 4 – 0 in the final of the Under 16 Knockout Trophy compeiion.

Ayr Belleisle – League Champions

Ayr Belleisle – Wallace Thornton winners

The 2018 Junior Champion Of Champions Trophy was won by Robbie Muir (Kilmarnock Barassie) who was awarded a walkover in the final by his opponent Adam Carballo (Prestwick St Cuthbert)

Kilmarnock Barassie Under 16’s The League Championship began with two qualifying secions, defending League Champions Kilmarnock (Barassie) winning their secion to give them a fith successive appearance in the final whilst Ayr Belleisle won the other secion to reach the final. Robbie Muir

The final was closely fought and ended in a 3 – 3 draw, with Ayr Belleisle winning the trophy by virtue of a countback over the results of the six individual ies.

27


Ayrshire Golf Associaion Fixture List 2019 ** Doc Thom Ayrshire Order OF Merit Couning Event ** Woman’s & girls’ events **Ayrshire Junior Order Of Merit Event DATE FEBRUARY 15th MARCH 24th 31st

APRIL 10th - 12th 10th - 12th 19th – 21st 21st 28th MAY 6th - 9th 12th 19th 26th 26th 26th

JUNE 1st 2nd 4th – 7th 8th 15th 17th – 22nd 19th – 22nd 23rd 28th - 30th 30th JULY 4th 5th 7th 9th – 11th 14th 14th 15th 16th 16th 17th – 21st 19th – 21st TBC TBC TBC 28th 30th 30th – 3rd

EVENT

VENUE

Annual Dinner and Presentaion

Prestwick St Cuthbert

Ayrshire A Vs Prestwick St Cuthbert GC Ayrshire Vs South Of Scotland

Prestwick St Cuthbert Ayr Seafield (0930)

*** Scoish Boys Open Strokeplay **Scoish Girls Open Strokeplay ** Helen Holm Scoish Open Strokeplay Ayrshire Junior Team Championship * Ayrshire Strokeplay Championship

West Kilbride St Andrews , Eden Royal Troon Prestwick St Nicholas Loudoun

* Ayrshire Matchplay Championship Ayrshire U18 Vs Lanarkshire U18 * Hillhouse Cup * West Of Scotland Strokeplay * Stevenson Trophy * West Kilbride Mens Open

Irvine Ayr Belleisle Royal Troon East Kilbride Girvan West Kilbride

* Ayr Seafield Open * Belleisle Cup **Scoish Senior Womans’ Championship *** Golf South Ayrshire Junior Open Strokeplay * The McGilchrist Cup * The Amateur Championship Scoish Seniors Championship Ayrshire U18 Vs Dumbartonshire U18 ** Scoish Women's Championship *** Byrne Howard Trophy

Ayr Seafield Ayr Belleisle Edzell Ayr Belleisle Ardeer Portmarnock/The Island Lufness New Dumbarton Kilmarnock Barassie Royal Troon

*** Largs Junior Open *** Troon Welbeck Junior Open Ayrshire Club Championship Scoish Boys Under 16 Strokeplay Ayrshire U18 Vs Glasgow U18 * The Gowf Cup *** Loudoun Junior Open Ayrshire Seniors Championship *** Harris Boys Open *** Scoish Boys Championship **Scoish Girls Championship *** West of Scotland Boys Strokeplay *** West of Scotland Boys Matchplay Scoish Boys Under 16 Strokeplay * Rowallan Castle Open *** Tom Lehman Junior Open ** Scoish Amateur Championship

Largs Troon Welbeck Prestwick St Cuthbert Royal Burgess Ballochmyle Loudoun Loudoun Ayr Dalmilling West Kilbride Blairgowrie Blairgowrie TBC TBC TBC Rowallan Castle Troon Municipal Crail

28


Ayrshire Golf Associaion Fixture List 2019 ** Doc Thom Ayrshire Order OF Merit Couning Event ** Woman’s & girls’ events **Ayrshire Junior Order Of Merit Event DATE AUGUST 1st 2nd 5th 8th 9th 9th 10th TBC 11th - 12th 11th - 12th 12th - 15th TBC 13th - 18th TBC 18th 18th 23rd - 25th 30th – 1st

EVENT

VENUE

SEPTEMBER TBC 1st 1st TBC TBC 6th - 8th 7th TBC TBC 15th 15th 21st 22nd 22nd 29th 29th

*** Ayrshire Boys Championship Ayrshire Champion Of Champions Semi Finals *** Turnberry Junior Open *** Ayr Belleisle Junior Open *** Prestwick Junior Open Ayrshire Champion Of Champions Final * Troon St Meddans Open * Ballochmyle Rosebowl Scoish Boys Under 14 Strokeplay **Scoish Girls Under 16 & 14 Strokeplay *** Ayrshire Boys Matchplay *** Ballochmyle Junior Open *** Boys Amateur Championship Ayrshire U 18 Vs Renfrewshire U18 * Viking Krus * Mainholm Cup * Scoish Mens Open Championship ** Scoish Womans County Finals

Rowallan Castle Royal Troon Turnberry - The Bruce Ayr Seafield Prestwick St Cuthbert Royal Troon Troon Municipal Ballochmyle Newmachar Elgin Prestwick Ballochmyle Saunton Away Largs Ayr Dalmilling The Duke’s TBC

Ayrshire U18 vs Sirlingshire U18 Ayrshire Finals Day *** Prestwick St Nicholas Junior Open AJGL Under 16 Knockout Final AJGL Wallace Thornton Trophy Final SGL Mens & Boys Area Team Championships * The Stone Trophy AJGL Champion Of Champions Final AJGL Junior League Championship Final Ayrshire A Vs Renfrwshire A Ayrshire Youths Vs Renfrewshire Youths * Arrol Cup Ayrshire A Vs Dumbartonshire A Ayrshire Youths Vs Dumbartonshire Youths Ayrshire A Vs Glasgow A Ayrshire Youths Vs Glasgow Youths

TBC Skelmorlie Prestwick St Nicholas TBC TBC Leven/Scoonie Largs Routenburn TBC TBC Away Loudoun Prestwick St Nicholas Turnberry (K.R.T.B.) Lenzie Cathkin Braes Western Gailes

OCTOBER 6th 6th 13th 13th

Ayrshire A Vs Sirlingshire A Ayrshire Youths Vs Sirlingshire Youths Ayrshire A Vs Lanarkshire A Ayrshire Youths Vs Lanarkshire

Kilmarnock Barassie Away Strathaven Troon Darley

NOVEMBER 4th

Ayrshire Junior Golf League Dinner

TBC

29


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)

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)

Briish Youths Championship

H. Thomson (Irvine) J. Armour (Troon St. Meddans) S. C. Wilson (Troon St. Meddans)

1961

J.S. Marin (Kilbirnie Place)

1980 1986

J.M. Cannon (Irvine) A.N. Sturrock (Prestwick)

The Seniors Amateur Championship

The European Mens Club Championship

The Disabled Briish Open Championship 2012

J.L.C. Jenkins (Troon) G. Sherry (Kilmarnock Barassie)

The Walker Cup Team

The Briish Boys Championship 1931 1947 1955

1914 1995

1995

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

Scoish Boys Championship 1986 1992 2008 2011

1986, 2008, 2015

1985

C.S. Montgomerie (Royal Troon)

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) A. Tait (Irvine) A.E. Reid (Kilmarnock Barassie) M. Stewart (Troon Welbeck) D. Wilson (Troon Welbeck)

Scoish Boys Area Team Championship

Scoish Area Team Championship Winners

Kilmarnock (Barassie)

Winners

1998, 2007

Scoish Open Strokeplay Championship 1993

30

A.E. Reid (Kilmarnock Barassie)


Scoish Boys Strokeplay Championship 1998 2005 2009

G. Holland (Ballochmyle) S. McEwan (Kilmarnock Barassie) J. McDonald (Kilmarnock Barassie)

1992 1993 1994 2009 2011

Kilmarnock (Barassie) Troon Welbeck Kilmarnock (Barassie) Prestwick Ballochmyle

2008

M. Stewart (Troon Welbeck)

Scoish Mid Amateur Championship 2010

C. Hamilton (Ballochmyle)

2003

D. Addison (Kilmarnock Barassie)

Scoish Boys Under 16 Strokeplay Championship

Scoish Club Championship

Scoish Seniors Championship 1978 1980 1981

Scoish Junior Order Of Merit

1982 1983 1985

Scoish Junior Champion of Champions 2012 G Telfer (Prestwick St Cuthbert)

Scoish Mens Order Of Merit

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)

Mens Scoish Golfer of The Year

2008 - S. McEwan (Caprington) 2010 - M. Stewart (Troon Welbeck) 2013 - J. McDonald (Kilmarnock Barassie)

2011 - M Stewart (Troon Welbeck) 2012 - J McDonald (Kilmarnock Barassie)

AYRSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION – ROLL OF HONOUR (since 1990)

1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004

AYRSHIRE STROKEPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP

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) A. Gourlay (Irvine)

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

31

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) A. Connery (Irvine) J Johnston (Ayr Belleisle)


AYRSHIRE MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP

1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004

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) D. McLure (Ballochmyle)

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004

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) Barry Crawford (West Kilbride)

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004

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)

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

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) C. Hamilton (Ballochmyle) M Smyth (Royal Troon)

DOC THOM ORDER OF MERIT

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) Michael Smyth (Royal Troon) Jim Johnston (Ayr Belleisle)

CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS TROPHY

32

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) M. Smyth (Royal Troon) P. Denim (Loudoun)


AYRSHIRE FOURBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004

Prestwick Kilmarnock (Barassie) Ayr Belleisle Ballochmyle Ballochmyle Tam O’Shanter Annanhill Doon Valley Ballochmyle Prestwick St. Cuthbert Largs Routenburn Carrick Speakers North Beach Caprington Annanhill

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Irvine Ballochmyle Irivne Largs Prestwick St. Nicholas Irvine Irvine Ravenspark Irvine Prestwick

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Loudoun Ballochmyle Girvan Turnberry Prestwick Largs Prestwick St. Cuthbert Ballochmyle Troon Welbeck

2003 2004 2005 2006

Ballochmyle Ballochmyle Troon Welbeck Ballochmyle

2007 2008 2009 2010

Irvine Troon Welbeck Loudoun Kilmarnock (Barassie)

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

1991 1992 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 2000 2003 2008

Troon Portland Ayr Belleisle Irvine Ravenspark West Kilbride Annanhill Maybole Kilbirnie Place Brunston Castle Maybole Brunston Castle Brunston Castle Largs Troon Welbeck Brunston Castle

AYRSHIRE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP - The R.L. Crawford Trophy

AYRSHIRE SCRATCH (SUMMER) LEAGUES

Division 1 Troon Welbeck Loudoun Loudoun Irvine Irvine Prestwick St. Cuthbert Prestwick St. Cuthbert Prestwick St Cuthbert

Division 2 Ballochmyle West Kilbride Ballochmyle Prestwick St Cuthbert Turnberry West Kilbride Irvine Ravenspark Troon Portland

Division 3 Prestwick St. Cuthbert Largs Girvan Turnberry Troon St Meddans Largs Troon Portland Largs

Division 4 Prestwick St. Nicholas Girvan Turnberry Troon St Meddans Rowallan Castle Troon Portland Largs Routenburn Royal Troon

AYRSHIRE SENIORS CHAMPIONSHP 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

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)

33

Division 5 Girvan Rowallan Castle Doon Valley Brunston Castle No Compeiion Moorpark No Compeiion No Compeiion

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) Alex MacNeil (Rowallan Castle) John Paterson (Louodun)


2017

AYRSHIRE HANDICAP LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP

Ayr Dalmilling

2018

Ballochmyle

GARY BRYDEN MEMORIAL SALVER - Scratch Club Team Knockout Compeiion

2016 2017 2016 2017

Loudoun Prestwick St Cuthbert

2018

Royal Troon

PRESIDENT’S PUTTER - Handicap Club Team Knockout Compeiion Brunston Castle Ballochmyle

2018

Brunston Castle

AYRSHIRE BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP

1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004

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) Iain Menzies (Largs)

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 2003 2004 2005

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) Euan Brown (Kilmarnock Barassie)

2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

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) Charlie Macneal (Troon Welbeck)

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

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) Jack Broun (Ayr Belleisle) Sean Addie (Ayr Belleisle)

AYRSHIRE BOYS MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP

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) Euan Ferguson (Turnberry) Euan Ferguson (Turnberry) Euan Ferguson (Turnberry)

AYRSHIRE JUNIOR ORDER OF MERIT TROPHY

34

David Wilson (Troon Welbeck) Greg Telfer (Prestwick St Cuthbert) Conor McKay (Loudoun) Jack Thomas (Irvine) Euan Ferguson (Turnberry) Jack Broun (Ayr Belleisle) Ewan Milligan (Kilmarnock Barassie) John McCracken (Kilmarnock Barassie)


Profile for Alasdair Malcolm

2019 AYRSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION YEARBOOK  

2019 AYRSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION YEARBOOK  

Advertisement