Contents Message from the President ...............................................................................................4/5 Executive Committee .............................................................................................................7 Executive Members / Past Presidents ................................................................................7/8 Historical Records / National Honours ................................................................................8/9 2014 Review of the Year / Coaching / Teams / Tournament............................................10/11 Course Rating / Ayrshire Junior Golf League.......................................................................12 Press & Publicity ..................................................................................................................12 In Memorium ........................................................................................................................14 Club Directory .................................................................................................................15/16 Ayrshire Boys Team Championship .....................................................................................17 Ayrshire Strokeplay Championship ......................................................................................18 Ayrshire Matchplay Championship.......................................................................................19 Ayrshire Club Championship / Ayrshire Seniors Championsip .......................................20/21 Ayrshire Boys Championship / Ayrshire Boys Matchplay Championship........................22/23 Champion of Champions Trophy..........................................................................................23 Fourball Championship / Summer (Scratch) League ......................................................24/25 Doc Thom Order of Merit / Junior Order of Merit .................................................................26 Other Notable Performances during the Year .................................................................27/28 Ayrshire Junior Golf League.................................................................................................30 2015 Fixtures .......................................................................................................................31 2015 SGU and R&A Events ........................................................................................... 32/33 Roll of Honour .................................................................................................................34/38
A Message from the President It gives me great pleasure to introduce the 12th edi4on of the Ayrshire Golf Associa4on Year Book, in my ﬁrst year as Associa4on President. It is an honour and a privilege to be elected as President of the Associa4on and I would like to thank everyone for giving me the opportunity to serve in this posi4on. 2014 was another busy year for Ayrshire in terms of hos4ng both R & A and Sco6sh Golf Union major events. In April we had the Sco6sh Boys Championship at West Kilbride whilst in August we had the Boys Home Interna4onals at Western Gailes and the Boys Amateur Championship at Prestwick Golf Club and Dundonald Links. 2015 will be slightly quieter with only the Sco6sh Youths Open Milton Murray Championships to be played at Irvine Golf Club in July, although Ayrshire golf fans will have the opportunity to see two major Ladies professional tournaments this year when the Sco6sh Ladies Open and the Ricoh Woman’s Bri4sh Open visit Dundonald and Turnberry respec4vely in July. The County Teams had mixed fortunes in 2014. The mens’ team qualiﬁed for the matchplay stages in the Area Team Championship, but were defeated by a strong Perth & Kinross Team. At the Boys Area Team Championship the team struggled in diﬃcult condi4ons. On the domes4c scene 2014 proved an excellent year for many of our players and I congratulate all the winners in county events including Strokeplay Champion and Doc Thom Salver Order Of Merit winner John Shanks, Matchplay Champion Craig Hamilton, Seniors Champion Allan J Merry, Club Champions Prestwick GC, Champion Of Champions Trophy winner Gary Bryden, Fourball Champions George and David McCulloch from Brunston Castle and the ﬁve divisional winners in the Ayrshire Scratch leagues, Irvine, Prestwick St Cuthbert, Turnberry, Troon St Meddans & Brunston Castle. In Junior Golf, Stuart Easton (Irvine) had a tremendous run in the Sco6sh Boys at West Kilbride, where he was knocked out by eventual winner Ewan Ferguson in the Semi Finals. Stuart also represented Scotland in the Home Interna4onals at Western Gailes. Ayrshire Junior Golf was dominated by Stuart’s fellow Irvine member Jack Thomas who won both the Boys Strokeplay & Matchplay and went on to win the Junior Order of Merit and Champion Of Champions Trophy to become the ﬁrst winner of the county boys ‘Grand Slam’ 4
In the West Of Scotland Leagues, the Under 18’s ﬁnished runner up to Dumbartonshire with 3 wins, a draw & a loss. The Youths were unlucky to be beaten on the count back and ﬁnish runner up to Renfrewshire with 4 wins & a loss and the Gents A Team ﬁnished 3rd to Renfrewshire with 2 wins, 2 draws & a loss. I would like to thank the team managers and wish them all the best in 2015. As I reﬂect on 2014, I would like to say a sincere thank you to all the Execu4ve Members for their eﬀorts on behalf of the Associa4on and its member clubs. In par4cular I would like to pay tribute to immediate Past President Milton Murray for his contribu4on to Ayrshire Golf during his Presidency. Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of those Clubs who gave up their facili4es to allow us to stage our Championships and Team Matches throughout the year. That support is hugely appreciated.. James McMurdo
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Honorary Life Presidents Ma-hew H. Lygate (Troon Portland) R. Leslie Crawford (Kilmarnock Barassie) President James McMurdo (Ballochmyle) Vice President John Rushbury (Rowallan Castle) Immediate Past President Milton Murray (Irvine) Secretary/Treasurer Alasdair J. Malcolm (Prestwick St. Cuthbert) Representa4ve to the SGU Ronnie Po-s (Irvine Ravenspark)
Iain Harvey (Kilmarnock Barassie) - Ricky Magee (Caprington) Allan Muir (Caprington) - Ronnie Po-s (Irvine Ravenspark) Mike Hazlewood (Ayr Neptune) - Robert Wilson (Ballochmyle) Hugh McKenzie (Troon Welbeck) - Ian Hoynes (West Kilbride) Peter Doyle (Troon Wellbeck) Willie McCormick (Ayr SeaďŹ eld) - John Wa- (Prestwick St Cuthbert) Ayrshire Junior League Rep. Sco& Gilchrist 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) Ma5hew H. Lygate (Troon Portland) Robert Mclaren (Largs)
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
PAST PRESIDENTS (con4nued)
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 Po5s (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)
HISTORICAL RECORDS - NATIONAL HONOURS The Amateur Championship
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)
1987 1989 1991 1995 2011
P. Girvan (Prestwick St Nicholas) J.W. Milligan (Kilmarnock Barassie) J.W. Milligan (Kilmarnock Barassie) G. Sherry (Kilmarnock Barassie) M. Stewart (Troon Welbeck)
The Walker Cup Team
The Bri,sh Boys Championship 1931 1947 1955
Bri,sh Youths Championship
H. Thomson (Irvine) J. Armour (Troon St. Meddans) S. C. Wilson (Troon St. Meddans)
J.S. Mar4n (Kilbirnie Place)
J.M. Cannon (Irvine) A.N. Sturrock (Prestwick)
The Seniors Amateur Championship
The Disabled Bri,sh Open Championship 2012 A Berry (Irvine Ravenspark) The European Mens Club Championship 1995 Kilmarnock (Barassie)
Sco5sh 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
Sco5sh Boys Championship 1986 1992 2008 2011
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)
Sco5sh Area Team Championship Winners â€“ 1986, 2008
Sco5sh Boys Area Team Championship Winners - 1998, 2007 1985
Sco5sh Open Strokeplay Championship
C.S. Montgomerie (Royal Troon)
Sco5sh Mid Amateur Championship Sco5sh 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
M. Stewart (Troon Welbeck)
A.E. Reid (Kilmarnock Barassie)
2010 - C. Hamilton (Ballochmyle)
Sco5sh Boys Under 16 Strokeplay Championship 2003
D. Addison (Kilmarnock Barassie)
Sco5sh Seniors Championship
Sco5sh Club Championship
1978 1980 1981 1982 1983 1985
Sco5sh Junior Order Of Merit
J.M. Cannon (Irvine) J.M. Cannon (Irvine) I.R. Harris (Royal Troon) Dr. J. Has4ngs (Royal Troon) A.N. Sturrock (Royal Troon) J.M. Cannon (Irvine) W.D. Smith (Prestwick) A.N. Sturrock (Prestwick)
Sco5sh Junior Champion of Champions 2012 G Telfer (Prestwick St Cuthbert) S.G.U. Order Of Merit
S.G.U. Sco5sh 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)
2014 Review of the Year
2014 saw the re4ral of two valued members of the Ayrshire Golf Associa4on Execu4ve, with John Duncan (Troon Portland) and Past President David Miller (Kilmarnock Barassie) stepping down at the Annual General Mee4ng in October, where President James McMurdo paid tribute to the commitment of both gem=ntlemen, and that of the late Cliﬀ Francis (Troon Welbeck) during their years on The Execu4ve. The Annual General Mee4ng also saw the elec4on of three new members to the Execu4ve, with John Wa5 (Prestwick St Cuthbert), Ian Hoynes (West Kilbride) and Willie McCormick (Ayr Seaﬁeld) joining for the ﬁrst 4me. Peter Doyle (Troon Wellbeck) was also co-opted to the exeacu4ve for a 2 year period in January 2015.
John Rushbury again took the lead on the coaching development in early 2014. Due to a number of factors it was decided to reintroduce a local Ayrshire Golf Academy programme in 2014 and move away from the Sco6sh Golf Academy Development Centres programme which had been in place for the previous two years. The new local programme, being delivered over the winter months, has been well received in the early stages. Following the 2014 AGM, Sco5 Gilchrist took over the coaching por>olio from John Rushbury.
Robert Wilson con4nued to lead the youth team for a fourth successive year in 2014 and a3er winning the West Of Scotland Youth League 4tle in 2013, the team were unfortunate to lose the 4tle on the countback to Renfrewshire, a3er losing their only match of the campaign in their ﬁnal encounter of the season, against Lanarkshire at Lanark.
In 2015 the upper age limit for the youths league will increase from 23 to 25, which allows all the members of the 2013 and 2014 squad to be considered again in 2015, and Robert Wilson will again manage the youths team in 2015.
The 3 player youth team who represented Ayrshire in the Glasgow Youths Championship, Greg Telfer (Prestwick St Cuthbert), Murray McCrone (Troon Welbeck) and Stuart Easton (Irvine) performed well under Robert’s guidance, but did not feature in the prizes.
The annual match with the South Of Scotland, played at Stranraer, resul4ng in an 11 – 7 defeat for the Ayrshire team. John Duncan led the boys team in 2014 and just missed out to Dumbartonshire for the 4tle in the West Of Scotland under 18 league, ﬁnishing as runners up following three wins, a draw and a single defeat.
With the re4ral of John Duncan from the Execu4ve at the AGM, Past President Milton Murray will administer the Boys team in 2015, along with Sco5 Gilchrist. Milton Murray
Area Boys Team Championsip Team
Ayrshire did not feature in the medal places at the 2014 Sco6sh Boys Area Team Championship, held in diﬃcult weather condi4ons at Machrihanish Dunes in June, the team of Murray McCrone (Troon Welbeck), Jack Thomas (Irvine), Jordan Fraser (Ayr Belleisle) & Shaun Hedger (West Kilbride) ﬁnishing in 13th place.
The team of Ricky Magee, Allan Muir and John Rushbury again administered the A Team in 2014. Ayrshire ﬁnished in mid table in the West Of Scotland League, with two wins a draw and two losses over the series of matches.
The introduc4on of a West Of Scotland we page has proved to be popular, with results and informa4on on compe44ons at senior, youths and boys level being made easily accessible to all. The page can be viewed at www.westofscotlandgolf.blogspot.com In the Sco6sh Area Team Championships in May at Old Ranfurly and Ranfuly Castle, the Ayrshire team of Stuart Robin (Prestwick St Cuthbert), Tommy McInally (Loudoun), Malcolm Pennyco5 (Whi4ng Bay), John Shanks (Irvine), Michael Smyth (Royal Troon) & Keith Hamilton (Ayr Belleisle) qualiﬁed for the Matchplay stages but lost in the ﬁrst round to a strong Perth & Kinross team, who lost out in the semi ﬁnals to eventual runners up Lanarkshire, with host county Renfrewshire winning the 4tle. The Innes McQueen Trophy was retained in the match against the Ayrshire Ladies County Golf Associa4on in 2014, with a 2.5 – 1.5 win at Rowallan Castle.
Senior Area Team
Our thanks must once again be recorded for the eﬀorts of our coaching professionals Graham Ross (Inverclyde), Richard Gordon (Ayr Belleisle) and David Fleming (Prestwick) as well as ﬁtness coach Duncan Liddel who con4nue develop the Ayrshire coaching squad within the coaching framework.
1n 2014 the current Associa4on President James McMurdo, assisted by Hugh Mckenzie and John Rushbury, con4nued as tournament administrator, with all events again enjoying good level of entries. The present format for the Scratch (Summer) Leagues is now well established and remains popular with compe4ng clubs.
The Associa4on presently have six SGU cer4ﬁed referees, Alasdair Malcolm, James McMurdo, Iain Harvey, John Rushbury, Sco5 Gilchrist & Mike Hazlewood. Alasdair Malcolm is also R & A Rules qualiﬁed. Thanks are due to all the referees for their contribu4on towards the successful administra4on of our championships throughout the season. During the year, Ayrshire Execu4ve members are called upon to assist in the running of na4onal events held within the county whilst individual members also take on the task of the ongoing administra4on of extended compe44ons, including the Champion Of Champions, Fourball and Scratch league events, to ensure their smooth and successful conclusion by the end of the playing season. Mike Hazlewood
Course Ra,ng Allan Muir, assisted by John Rutherford and David McKie and execu4ve members Ricky Magee and Mike Hazlewood, again oversaw the course ra4ng programme in Ayrshire in 2014, ensuring that the courses throughout the country have a ra4ng and Standard Scratch Score that accurately reﬂects the diﬃculty of the course. Courses rated during 2014 included Maybole, New Cumnock, Muirkirk and Turnberry Kintyre, with par4al ra4ng carried out at others including Troon Portland and Rowallan Castle. Allan Muir and his team will again oversee the course ra4ng scheme in 2015.
The Ayrshire Junior Golf League
Sco5 Gilchrist remained as AJGL representa4ve on the county Execu4ve in 2014 and will con4nue in this role in 2015.
Since 1987 the Ayrshire Golf Associa4on and Ayrshire Junior Golf League, have worked closely together in the development of junior golf, with a representa4ve of The League serving on the Ayrshire Golf Associa4on Execu4ve since that 4me.
Billy Tait completed his ﬁrst season as AJGL Secretary in 2014 with Gavin Sco5 ac4ng as Assistant Secretary and Robin Baker as Treasurer.
Press and Publicity
The Ayrshire Golf Associa4on web page has been the main vehicle for publicising the work of The Associa4on for over 10 years now, since its establishment in the autumn of 2004, with Associa4on Secretary Alasdair Malcolm administering the web page since its establishment.. The weblog con4nues to prove popular with county players and club members alike, with strong visitor numbers every year, from both Scotland and further aﬁeld. Fixture lists, compe44on 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 o3en use the web page as a source for press ar4cles, which are regularly being reproduced from the weblog in local papers and on golf related websites. Alasdair Malcolm
Clubs are encouraged to forward anything of interest to Alasdair Malcolm at email@example.com for possible inclusion on the web page.
The Ayrshire Golf Associa4on Yearbook was produced again in 2014, its eleventh successive year, and the quality produc4on by Ayrshire Media Services who are based in Dukes Road in Troon, has been well received both within the county and beyond. The Associa4on are pleased that Ayrshire Media Services have again produced the yearbook in 2015 and are conﬁdent that this publica4on will con4nue to prove popular and useful to both members and adver4sers alike.
The Ayrshire Golf weblog can be accessed on www.ayrshiregolf.blogspot.com
The Associa4on Secretary, Alasdair Malcolm, can be contacted at: Post – 17 Auchincruive Avenue, Prestwick, KA9 2DT E-Mail – ayrshire.golf@b,nternet.com Telephone – 01292 477657 Mobile - 07912 026341
As we look back over 2014 we remember friends and golfing colleagues who are no longer with us. Legendary Ayrshire golf coach Bob Torrance passed away on Friday 18th July at the age of 82. Formerly the professional at Largs Routenburn Golf Club, Torrance went on to become a highly respected coach whose pupils included his own son Sam Torrance as well as Padraig Harrington, whom he coached to his two Open Championship wins, and many other top players. In 2009, the newly refurbished golf facility at the Sco6sh na4onal Sports Centre at Inverclyde in Largs, Torrance's home town, was named in his honour. Bob Torrance
Ayrshire golfers and oﬃcials were saddened to hear of the death of Ayrshire Golf Associa4on Execu4ve member Cliﬀ Francis on 29th October 2014, at the age of 70.
A re4red Chief Inspector with Strathclyde Police, Cliﬀ was an AGA Execu4ve member since 2009 and was very well known throughout the county with his invaluable contribu4on to both the boys team and our area championships, as well as through his years of work on behalf of his home club Troon Welbeck, as a Past Captain and Club Secretary. Diagnosed with cancer in late 2013, Cliﬀ approached his illness over the last year or so with courage and determina4on, and will be sadly missed by friends and colleagues, but will be remembered for his wit and friendship by many in the Ayrshire golf community and beyond.
Less than a month a3er the death of Cliﬀ Francis, the Ayrshire golﬁng community lost another valued member with the sudden passing of Irvine Ravenspark Golf Club Captain Frank Hannan, on Sunday 23rd November. Frank was well known both within his own club as well as the wider golﬁng community in Ayrshire, and will be sadly missed. Frank Hannan
Just two days into 2015, Ayrshire golf was rocked by the news that the Champion Of Champions 4tle holder Gary Bryden had passed away at the all to young age of 44. Gary won the Champion Of Champions 4tle for the ﬁrst 4me just ﬁve months before at Royal Troon and his passing stunned his friends and many golﬁng associates both in Ayrshire and beyond. A na4ve of Girvan, Gary spent his working life as a greenkeeper at Turnberry, and represented Turnberry, Girvan and Troon Welbeck over the years in many compe44ons, enjoying success in many local events.
As well as winning the Champion Of Champions 4tle in 2014, Gary was also Ayrshire Strokeplay Champion back in 2001 and was in the Girvan team who won the Ayrshire Club Championship 4tle in 2012 as well as leading the club to three successive league 4tles in the Ayrshire Scratch leagues from 2011 to 2013, in their climb from Division 5 to Division 2. A great team player and one of the true gentlemen of Ayrshire golf, Gary was a regular in the Ayrshire team for many years and his presence in the team room will be sorely missed by team mates and oﬃcials alike.
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 (Bookings) Caprington Carrick Speakers Chase Corrie Crosshouse Doon Valley (Bookings) Doon Valley Drongan Fenwick 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 North Beach Pontoon Prestwick Prestwick St Cuthbert Prestwick St Nicholas
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TOURNAMENTS AND COMPETITIONS 2014 AYRSHIRE BOYS TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
The Ayrshire Boys Team Championship returned to course it was ﬁrst played for in 1988, when the tournament took place at Loudoun on Sunday 21st April 2014 as 12 clubs competed for the scratch and handicap trophies.
The Ma5 Lygate Trophy, awarded to the team returning the best scratch score, was won by Irvine Golf Club for the ﬁrst 4me in the 27 year history of the event.
Although the compe44on was played in perfect condi4ons, the scoring was surprisingly high, with Largs se6ng the early pace in the scratch compe44on, Hamish Mills returning the best scratch score of the day with a six over par 74 which edged out Jack Thomas (Irvine) by virtue of the be5er inward half to win the Prestwick Circuits Trophy for the best individual scratch return. The Irvine team of Jack Thomas, Stuart Easton, Ross McDonald & Sco5 Howat combined for a team total of 232, eight ahead of Largs in third place and six ahead of runners up, Troon Welbeck.
In the handicap compe44on, holders Ballochmyle created their own bit of history by winning the Andrew D Nimmo Trophy for the third successive year, becoming the ﬁrst club to achieve that feat. Led by a ne5 67 by 17 handicapper Declan Chalmers, which won him the Carrick Trophy for the best individual ne5 score, the team of Chalmers, Robert Clark, Andrew Davidson & Jordan Orr won the handicap trophy by a margin of eight shots from their closest rivals. Fraser Chape (Royal Troon) and Andrew Todd (Skelmorlie) won the two individual handicap classes with ne5 scores of 74 and 70 respec4vely.
FINAL PLACINGS - Scratch (Ne-) 232 238 240 241 244 245 246 249 252 259 279 302
- Irvine (227) - Troon Welbeck (226) - Largs (222) - West Kilbride (225) - Kilmarnock Barassie) (233) - Ayr Belleisle (221) - Ballochmyle (214) - Prestwick St Nicholas (231) - Loudoun (230) - Skelmorlie (223) - Prestwick St Cuthbert (236) - Royal Troon (249)
AYRSHIRE STROKEPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP John Shanks (Irvine) won the 2014 Ayrshire Strokeplay Championship over his home course on Sunday 27th April, to complete a hat trick of county strokeplay 4tles, following his 2007 win at West Kilbride and his second success in 2009 when the championship was last played over the Bogside links. One over par scores of 72 in both rounds gave Shanks a total of 144 and a two shot victory over former Irvine club mate Stephen Spence (Royal Troon) in second place. The only sub par round of the day came from Sco5 Brown (Turnberry) who led at the half way stage by one shot from ul4mate winner John Shanks and Mark Anderson (Irvine)
LEADING FINAL TOTALS 144 – John Shanks (Irvine) 72-72 146 – Stephen Spence (Royal Troon) 74-72 147 – Mark Anderson (Irvine) 71-76 148 – Sco5 Brown (Turnberry) 70-78 149 – Steven McEwan (Loudoun) 72-77, Ewan McKinnon (Corrie) 78-71 150 – Kenny Macaskill (Turnberry Staﬀ) 76-74 151 – Craig Hamilton (Ballochmyle) 78-73, J Gordon Boyle (Turnberry) 73-78 152 – Darren Mallinson (Irvine Ravenspark) 75-77
AYRSHIRE MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP
Craig Hamilton (Ballochmyle) won his second Ayrshire Matchplay 4tle on Friday 9th May at Kilmarnock (Barassie) when he beat Steven Wallace (Prestwick St Cuthbert) in the ﬁnal, which was played a day later than scheduled as the semi ﬁnals were suspened on the Wednesday evening due to dangerous condi4ons, and were concluded on the Thursday evening, with the ﬁnal being pushed back a day.
Hamilton, who won his ﬁrst 4tle at Western Gailes in 2008, opened the match in perfect style, taking the ﬁrst hole with a birdie four. His lead was increased to two holes at the third when Wallace bogeyed, but a three pu5 from Hamilton at the next hole saw the lead reduced to one again.
A failure to get up and down a3er missing the ﬁ3h green and a lost ball from the tee at the sixth from Wallace saw Hamlton ease into a comfortable three hole lead, but Wallace fought on, reducing the deﬁcit to two with a birdie four, despite being bunkered, at the eighth. Some indiﬀerent play around the green at the ninth from Wallace allowed Hamilton to restore his three hole advantage at the turn. Hamilton increased his lead to four with a good birdie pu5 at the tenth, but again Wallace came back at him at the following hole, recovering from a pulled tee shot to win the hole with par. Hamilton’s three hole advantage was maintained through twelve and increased to four at the thirteenth when Wallace went through the green with his approach. Four ahead with ﬁve to play, Hamilton failed to salvage a par three at the fourteenth and his lead was reduced, but a half at the following hole le3 Hamilton dormie three and when Wallace could only manage a bogey at the sixteenth hole, Hamilton emerged victorious by 4 & 2. In the semi ﬁnals, Hamilton beat Stephen Spence (Royal Troon) by 1 hole whilst Wallace beat Sco5 Brown (Turnberry) by 3 & 2. In the quarter ﬁnal matches, Wallace beat new Strokeplay Champion John Shanks (Irvine) by 2 & 1, Brown beat Kenny Milliken (Troon St Meddans) by 4 & 3, Spence was a 4 & 3 winner over Gordon Boyle (Turnberry) whilst Hamilton beat 4tle holder Michael Smyth (Royal Troon) by 3 & 2.
THE AYRSHIRE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP
18 clubs took part in the 2014 Ayrshire Club Championship compe44on, played in sunny but breezy weather at Rowallan Castle on Sunday 6 July, where Prestwick Golf Club won the R.L. Crawford Trophy and Ayrshire Club Champions 4tle for the second 4me in six years. With three of the squad who featured in their previous win, and subsequent victory in the Sco6sh Club Championship in 2009, featuring in the team once again, Prestwick took the 4tle by three shots from runners up, Kilmarnock (Barassie).
Contribu4ng to Prestwick’s winning total, James Bunch also enjoyed the sa4sfac4on of returning the best individual score of the day, his 73 being conﬁrmed as a new Amateur Course Record.
150 – PRESTWICK (James Bunch, Jonathan King, Gavin Lawrie) 153 – KILMARNOCK (BARASSIE) (Stuart Miller, Bruce Caldow, Greg Vernon) 154 – PRESTWICK ST CUTHBERT, IRVINE 158 – AYR BELLEISLE, IRVINE RAVENSPARK 159 – CAPRINGTON 160 – LOUDOUN, TROON WELBECK 161 – WEST KILBRIDE 164 – GIRVAN 165 – TURNBERRY 167 – ARDEER, BALLOCHMYLE, PRESTWICK ST NICHOLAS 169 – ROWALLAN CASTLE 173 – TROON ST MEDDANS 174 – NEW CUMNOCK Prestwick GC went on to represent Ayrshire in the Sco6sh Club Championship compe44on at Lundin Links on 19th September where they ﬁnished in joint third place behind the winners, Blairgowrie.
THE AYRSHIRE SENIORS CHAMPIONSHIP Allan J Merry (West Kilbride) got a perfect late re4ral gi3 at Prestwick St Cuthbert on Tuesday 15 July 2014 when he won the Sandy Provan Trophy and Ayrshire Seniors 4tle just a few weeks a3er re4ring from business. A ﬁeld of 65 players enjoyed ﬁne weather, with a tes4ng breeze, as the championship was held at the St Cuthbert course for the ﬁrst 4me since 1994, and Allan Merry’s ne5 score of 67 oﬀ his handicap of eight just edged the 4tle for him, by virtue of the best inward half, over his clubmate Ronald S. Arthur and Ian Lamb (Irvine).
Allan J. Merry
Derek Gemmell (Ayr Dalmilling) returned the best scratch score of the day with a two over par 73, which took the prize by virtue of the be5er inward half, ahead of Sammy Cox (Loudoun). Arthur and Lamb won their respec4ve age categories, whilst the oldest compe4tor in the ﬁeld, 80 year old Houston Sim (Annanhill) took ﬁrst place in the over 70 category.
Ayrshire Seniors Champion – Allan J Merry (West Kilbride) 75 – 8 = 67 (bih) Scratch – Derek Gemmell (Ayr Dalmilling) 73 (bih) 55 – 62 Age Group 1st Ian R Lamb (Irvine) 74 – 7 = 67 2nd Gerry Davidson (Loudoun) 74 – 5 = 69 (bih) 3rd Alastair Todd (Loudoun) 74 – 5 = 69
63 – 69 Age Group 1st Ronald S Arthur (West Kilbride) 86 – 19 = 67 2nd Duncan Macphee (Irvine Ravenspark) 86 – 15 = 71 (bih) 3rd Andy Gilchrist (Loudoun) 81 – 10 = 71 70+ Age Group 1st Houston Sim (Annanhill) 94 – 21 = 73 2nd William Creevy (Saxone) 87 – 12 = 75 (bih) 3rd Fred Helson (Irvine Ravenspark) 91 – 16 = 75
THE AYRSHIRE BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP Jack Thomas (Irvine) dominated the ﬁeld from start to ﬁnish in the 2014 Ayrshire Boys Championship held at Ayr Belleisle on Thursday 7th August, leading from start to win the 4tle by seven shots from his nearest challenger. Playing is glorious condi4ons, Thomas’ opening round of 72 gave him a two stroke lead at the half way stage, but his superb two under par 69 in the a3ernoon dispelled any doubts as to the 4tle des4na4on.
The closest challenger to Thomas was Euan Ferguson (Turnberry) with rounds of 76 and 72 giving him a distant runners up place on 148.
Five handicapper Callum Mclean (Kilmarnock Barassie) won the prize for the best ne5 return of the day with rounds of 70 & 69 for a 139 total. LEADING SCORES Scratch 141 - Jack Thomas (Irvine) 72 – 69 148 – Euan Ferguson (Turnberry) 76 – 72 150 – Jordan Fraser (Ayr Belleisle) 78 – 72, Ross McDonald (Irvine) 74 – 76 151 – Craig McKenzie (Troon Welbeck) 77 – 74 Ne139 - Callum McLean (Kilmarnock Barassie) 70 – 69 140 – Ross Meikle (Ayr Belleisle) 71 – 69
AYRSHIRE BOYS MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP
Jack Thomas (Irvine) became the second player in succession to win the Ayrshire Boys Matchplay and Strokeplay 4tles in the same season, when he beat Murray McCrone (Troon Welbeck) in the Matchplay ﬁnal at Prestwick Golf Club on Thursday 21st August. Jack Thomas
Louis Murray (Troon Welbeck) completed the boys county 4tle double in 2013 and Thomas produced his best golf of the week in the ﬁnal to ensure he would match Murray’s achievement in 2014. Both players opened with pars but a bogey at the second hole put McCrone behind early in the match. Thomas increased his lead with a birdie at the fourth hole and pars at the sevent and eighth were suﬃcient for Thomas to increase his lead to four.
McCrone reduced the deﬁcit to three at the turn, winning the ninth with par but a double bogey from the Welbeck player at the tenth allowed Thomas to restore his four hole advantage, which he soon increased to ﬁve with six remaining, with a par Boys Matchplay Finalists at the long twel3h.
McCrone is known for his ﬁgh4ng quali4es and he reduced the lead once again with a par at the diﬃcult thirteenth, before a half at the fourteenth le3 Thomas dormie four. A closing par four at the ﬁ3eenth hole was suﬃcient to give Thomas the 4tle, with a 4 & 3 win.
In the semi ﬁnals, Jack Thomas beat Jordan Fraser (Ayr Belleisle) at the 21st whilst Murray McCrone beat Craig McKenzie (Troon Welbeck) by 5 & 3. In the opening round, Thomas beat Ross Meikle (Ayr Belleisle) by 5 & 3, Fraser beat Ross McDonald (Irvine) at the 19th, McCrone beat Euan Ferguson (Turnberry) by 5 & 3 and McKenzie beat Callum McLean (Kilmarnock Barassie) by 2 holes.
CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS TROPHY COMPETITION
Gary Bryden (Girvan) won the Ayrshire Champion Of Champions Trophy for the ﬁrst 4me on Friday 15th August when he edged out Malcolm Pennyco5 (Whi4ng Bay) in a close ﬁnal at Royal Troon, adding to his previous Ayrshire individual county 4tle success in 2001 when he won the Strokeplay championship.
49 players started out in at the start of the season in a bid to win the 2014 Champion of Champions 4tle. In the semi ﬁnals, Bryden received a walkover from Sandy Walker (Ardeer) whilst Pennyco5 beat Adam Sweeney (Largs Routenburn) by 5 & 3 to book his place alongside Bryden in the ﬁnal, where a new name on the trophy was assured, both players appearing in the ﬁnal for the ﬁrst 4me. The match was played in increasingly breezy condi4ons and it was Bryden who took an early lead at the second a3er Pennyco5’s pu5 for a half horshoed the hole and failed to drop. Bryden found the burn from the tee at the third and the match was levelled, but Pennyco5 encountered some of Royal Troon’s notorious bunkers over the next two holes, allowing Bryden to forge a two hole lead a3er ﬁve. A par at the long sixth was enough for Pennyco5 to reduce the deﬁcit to one and he squared the match at the seventh following a three pu5 by Bryden. The remaining two holes in the outward half were shared in par and the players turned for home all square.
Champion of Champions Finalists
A strengthening wind in the inward nine saw Pennyco5 ﬁnd trouble at the eleventh, allowing Bryden to edge into the lead again, and his advantage was extended to two holes with a par at the twel3h. Some superb recovery play from Pennyco5 maintained the deﬁcit at just two holes through fourteen, but a lost ball from the ﬁ3eenth tee by Pennyco5 le3 Bryden dormie three. Pennyco5 was not ﬁnished however, and he showed all his ﬁgh4ng quali4es to take the sixteenth with a birdie, and he also had the be5er of the seventeenth, to take the match to the last hole.
At the ﬁnal hole, Pennyco5’s tee shot was perfect whilst Bryden found the rough, and he could only play up to the greenside in four shots. Pennyco5’s approach missed the green short, but his approach shot from the rough failed to reach the green. Bryden kept the pressure on with a superb chip to inches from the hole, promp4ng a conceded six, leaving Pennyco5 needing to get up and down to take the match to extra holes. Pennyco5’s chip pulled up ten feet short of the hole and, although his pu5 was good, it clipped the hole and travelled on past, leaving Gary Bryden with a one hole victory and the Champion Of Champions 4tle.
Gary Bryden’s pride and happiness in winning the 4tle he had long strived for, in front of family members, at Royal Troon in August was in stark contrast to the sadness and shock felt throughout Ayrshire golﬁng circles and beyond following his sudden passing just ﬁve months a3er his 4tle victory.
45 clubs took part in the 2014 Ayrshire Fourball Championship, which was won by George and David McCulloch (Brunston Castle), who became the ﬁrst pair to win the 4tle for a second 4me, having previously triumphed in 2012. The ﬁnal was played at Irvine Golf Club on Sunday 7th September, with the Brunston Castle pair facing Robert Adams and Ian Pirrie (Abbotsford).
Fourball Winners George & David McCulloch The Brunston Castle pair took the early lead winning the
second and sixth holes before their advantage was reduced when the Abbotsford pair won the seventh with a birdie three and then the match was levelled when the Abbotsford duo won the ninth.
Pirrie and Adams went ahead for the ﬁrst 4me at the tenth but the McCulloch brothers struck back immediately to level again at the eleventh. A ﬁne four from Pirrie at the thirteenth put Abbotsford back in front but a superb 40 foot pu5 for a birdie three from George McCulloch at the fourteenth squared the match once more.
This proved to be a turning point in the match, Pirrie missing a ﬁve foot pu5 at the ﬁ3eenth to allow the Brunston castle due to edge into the lead once again, and a winning par three from George McCulloch at the sixteenth le3 Brunston Castle dormie two.
With the McCulloch brothers both ﬁnding trouble from the tee at the seventeenth, Pirrie and Adams won the hole to take the match to the last, but solid play at the ﬁnal hole from the McCulloch’s, coupled with the Abbotsford players missing the green in regula4on, prompted a ﬁnal hole concession and a two hole victory for George and David McCulloch of Brunston Castle, to secure their second success in the compe44on in three years.
AYRSHIRE SUMMER (SCRATCH) LEAGUE
The Scratch (Summer) League format is now well established and is proving popular amongst players in compe4ng clubs.
Scratch (Summer) League Trophies
The 25 clubs who played in the 2013 compe44on returned to contest the 2014 leagues, with the addi4on of Brunston Castle who re-entered a3er a year out.
Title holders Loudoun Gowf Club, were edged out on points diﬀerence in their bid for a third successive 4tle, losing out to the new champions Irvine, who secured the 4tle despite a ﬁnal match defeat by 4 – 2 at Loudoun. 2013 runners up, Troon Welbeck, ﬁnished bo5om of the table and drop down to Division 2 in 2015. DIVISION 1 Irvine Loudoun Kilmarnock Barassie Ballochmyle Irvine Ravenspark Troon Welbeck
10 10 10 10 10 10
36.5 35.5 33 24.5 26 24.5
23.5 24.5 27 35.5 34 35.5
24 24 22 20 18 12
Prestwick St Cuthbert ﬁnished clear of joint second placed Ayr Belleisle and West Kilbride in division two to take the 4tle trophy and gain promo4on to Division One in 2015 for the ﬁrst 4me. Caprington ﬁnished bo5om of Division 2 and will contest Division 3 next season.
DIVISION 2 Prestwick St Cuthbert Ayr Belleisle West Kilbride Girvan Ardeer Caprington
10 10 10 10 10 10
39.5 34.5 32.5 26 25 22.5
20.5 25.5 27.5 34 35 37.5
28 20 20 18 18 16
Turnberry led Division 3 from start to ﬁnish, gaining their second successive championship 4tle a3er winning Division 4 in 2013, and gaining promo4on to Division 2 for the ﬁrst 4me in 2015. As a result of failing to arrange their ﬁnal match against Turnberry, which was subsequently treated as an abandoned match, Largs ﬁnished just below Prestwick St Nicholas in Division 3 and will contest Division 4 in 2015. DIVISION 3 Turnberry Kilbirnie Place New Cumnock Prestwick St Nicholas Largs
8 8 8 8 8
33.5 25.5 15 24 22
14.5 22.5 33 24 26
23 18 14 12 11
Divison 4 champions were Troon St Meddans who bounced straight back up to division three a3er the disappointment of relega4on in 2013. Doon Valley ﬁnished at the foot of Division 4, following their Division 5 4tle win in 2013, and were relegated. DIVISION 4 Troon St Meddans Rowallan Castle Ayr Dalmilling Tam O Shanter Doon Valley
8 8 8 8 8
30 28 22 22 18
18 20 26 26 30
24 18 16 14 8
In their ﬁrst season back in the compe44on, Brunston Castle took the Division 5 4tle and promo4on to Division 4, edging out near neighbours Maybole by the narrowest margin of 4e diﬀerence. DIVISION 5 Brunston Castle Maybole Moorpark Abbotsford
6 6 6 6
21 20.5 16.5 14
15 15.5 19.5 22
16 16 9 5
THE DOC THOM ORDER OF MERIT
The 2014 Ayrshire Order of Merit for the Doc Thom Salver included 16 local, na4onal and interna4onal coun4ng events. John Shanks took an early lead with victory in the Ayrshire Strokeplay, and further wins at Ayr Belleisle, Girvan and Brunston Castle, coupled with runner up places at Royal Troon and Ballochmyle and a third place at Largs ensured that he won the Doc Thom Salver for the ﬁrst 4me by a clear margin. Craig Hamilton (Ballochmyle) was runner up for the second successive year, whilst 4tle holder Stuart Robin (Prestwick St Cuthbert) ﬁnished in third place. John Shanks
725 231.25 208.33 170 162.5 150.83 130 100
Leading ﬁnal placings :JOHN SHANKS IRVINE CRAIG HAMILTON BALLOCHMYLE STUART ROBIN PRESTWICK ST CUTHBERT JIM JOHNSTON AYR BELLEISLE STEPHEN SPENCE ROYAL TROON IAIN MACDONALD LARGS STEVEN MCEWAN LOUDOUN DANIEL FORBES IRVINE
THE JUNIOR ORDER OF MERIT TROPHY
The Junior Order Of Merit was dominated by one player in 2014, Jack Thomas (Irvine) winning the 4tle with a record number of points and leaving his closest rivals trailing well behind in the 4tle chase.
With wins at Loudoun, The Ayrshire Boys Championship, The Ayrshire Boys Matchplay Championship, Brunston Castle and Ayr Belleisle and an equal ﬁrst place in the West Of Scotland Boys Championship, as well as second places at Jack Thomas Largs & The Tom Lehman Trophies at Troon, in addi4on to minor placings at Troon Welbeck and Prestwick St Nicholas, Thomas amassed a total of 816.67 points, over two and a half 4mes the total of runner up Murray McCrone (Troon Welbeck). 2013 winner Connor Mckay (Loudoun) ﬁnished in third place. Leading ﬁnal totals :816.67 JACK THOMAS IRVINE 301.67 MURRAY MCCRONE TROON WELBECK 187.5 CONNOR MCKAY LOUDOUN 186.67 BLAIR WALLACE KIL. BARASSIE 177.5 JORDAN FRASER AYR BELLEISLE 169.17 EUAN FERGUSON TURNBERRY 161.67 JACK BROUN AYR BELLEISLE 125 CRAIG MCKENZIE TROON WELBECK 117.5 AIDEN DORE LOUDOUN 100 STUART EASTON IRVINE 100 GRAEME GREER PR. ST NICHOLAS
OTHER NOTABLE PERFORMANCES DURING THE YEAR Jack McDonald (Kilmarnock Barassie) con4nued to keep Ayrshire at the forefront of interna4onal golf in 2014 with a number of notable performances which saw him again selected for representa4ve teams. Highlight of the year was selec4on for the four man Scotland team who won the European Na4ons Cup at Sotogrande, Spain in March. A course record at the Craighead Links of the Crail Golﬁng Society followed during the Ba5le Trophy in April, and a top ten ﬁnish in the St Andrews Links Trophy in June was followed by further selec4on to represent Scotland in the Home Jack McDonald Interna4onals. In June, Jack was also selected for the European students team who won the Palmer Cup against the USA at Walton Heath, by 18.5 – 11.5 Stuart Easton (Irvine) also represented Scotland in 2014. Selec4on for the Scotland boys team that contested the quadrangular tournament in Italy in March was followed by a run to the semi ﬁnals of the Sco6sh Boys Championship in April, where he lost out to Ewan Ferguson (Bearsden). Further interna4onal honours came Easton’s way with selec4on for the Scotland team for the Boys Home Interna4onals in August.
Keith Howie (West Kilbride) won a na4onal 4tle when he took the Sco6sh Seniors Golf Society Super Seniors Matchplay crown at Southerness in July.
John Pennyco5 (Whi4ng Bay) was selected for the Sco6sh Disability Golf Partnership Scotland team to contest the Auld Enemy Trophy against England at The Shire Golf Club, London, in September and was part of a successful team who brough the trophy back north.
Ayrshire’s Billy Cairns also made his mark in SDGP compe44on, winning one of the events at Lundin Links during the season.
In woman’s golf, Ayrshire were well represented at all levels during 2014.
Connie Jaﬀrey (Troon Ladies) was Runner Up in the interna4onally recognised Helen Holm Sco6sh Open Strokeplay Championship at Royal Troon in April and narrowly missed out on the Sco6sh ladies Championship 4tle at Prestwick the following month at nearby Prestwick, losing out in the ﬁnal to Gabrielle Macdonald (Craigielaw). A quarter ﬁnal exit in the Sco6sh Girls Championship was followed by selec4on for the Scotland team for the Girls Home Interna4onals in Ireland as well as the Scotland team for the European team Championships in Slovenia.
OTHER NOTABLE PERFORMANCES DURING THE YEAR cont’d A3er embarking on a college course in America, Jaﬀrey con4nued to highlight her talent with some notable early results, and her year culminated in selec4on for the four strong great Britain & Ireland side that contested the Astor Trophy in New Zealand in January 2015. Two young Troon Ladies members also gained recogni4on in 2014. Emma Hale won the second ﬂight Clark Rosebowl at the Sco6sh ladies Championship at Prestwick in May and was selected for the Scotland schools team to play England during the year, as well as being named as reserve for two Scotland girls teams.
Emma Hale & Hazel McGarvie
Hazel McGarvie also built on her success from 2013, good performances in a number of events leading to selec4on for the Scotland Schools team alongside Emma Hale, as well as the Scotland girls teams at the European Team Championships in Slovenia, the European Young masters in Germany and the Girls Home Interna4onals in Ireland
Alex Glennie of Kilmarnock Barassie enjoyed another successful season in 2014, a runner up place in the Senior Ladies Matchplay Championship, coming alongside selec4on for the Scotland Seniors Ladies teams that contested the Mary McKenna Trophy against Ireland, the European Seniors Championship in Austria and the Seniors Home Interna4onals in England. Alex Glennie
10 year old Ruben Lindsay, who plays at Troon Welbeck and Ayr Belleisle, con4nued his good form from 2013 in winning the 2014 Stephen Gallacher Founda4on Under 10 Order Of Merit 4tle, as well as performing well in a number of Stephen Gallacher and Paul Lawrie Founda4on compe44ons throughout the season, culmina4ng in a win in his age group in the Flag event grand Final at Deeside in September, a feat matched in the older age category by his Troon Welbeck clubmate Cameron Johnstone. Ruben Lindsay
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THE AYRSHIRE JUNIOR GOLF LEAGUE 11 clubs contested the 2014 Ayrshire Junior Golf League compe44ons, with all the ﬁnals being played over the Prestwick St Nicholas course in September. The compe44on began with two qualifying sec4ons, with Kilmarnock (Barassie) and Ayr Belleisle progressing to the ﬁnal as winners of their respec4ve sec4ons. Kilmarnock (Barassie)
The last 4me the ﬁnal was held at Prestwick St Nicholas, in 2010, the same two teams contested the 4tle and it proved to be a happy hun4ng ground for Kilmarnock (Barassie) who took the 4tle for the ﬁrst 4me since their 2010 4tle win with a 4 – 2 victory. A3er narrowly losing out in the ﬁnal 12 months previously, a very strong Irvine team won the Wallace Thornton Trophy with a 4 – 0 win over the host club Prestwick St Nicholas to take the trophy for the ﬁrst 4me in their history. Loudoun retained the Under 16 Knockout Trophy by bea4ng Ballochmyle 4 – 0 in the ﬁnal.
Jack Thomas (Irvine), having already won the Ayrshire Boys strokeplay and Matchplay 4tles and the Junior Order Of Merit, completed the ﬁrst ever ‘Grand Slam’ of Ayrshire junior 4tles when he won the Champion Of Champions Trophy with a 4 & 3 win over Callum McLean (Caprington) in the ﬁnal. League Chairman John Stobie presented trophies to all the successful teams at the conclusion of all four ﬁnals.
Jack Thomas with AJGL Chairman John Stobie
Ayrshire Golf Associa,on Fixture List 2015 DATE 15 March 29 March 19 April 26 April
** Doc Thom Ayrshire Order OF Merit Coun,ng Events EVENT Ayrsire Vs Irvine Ayrshire Vs South Of Scotland Ayrshire Boys Team Championship **Ayrshire Strokeplay Championship
VENUE Irvine Irvine Ayr Seaﬁeld Loudoun
06 June 07 June 13 June 14 June 15 - 20 June 20 June 28 June
**Ayr Seaﬁeld Open SGU Boys Area Team Championship **Ballochmyle Open Ayrshire U18 Vs. Glasgow U18 **The Amateur Championship **The McGilchrist Cup **Welbeck Links
Ayr Seaﬁeld Tulliallan Ballochmyle Caprington Carnous4e/Panmure Ardeer Troon Muncipal
06 August 07 August 09 August 11 – 13 August 12 August 14 August 16 August
Ayrshire Boys Championship Champion Of Champions Semi Finals **Stevenson Trophy Ayrshire Boys Matchplay Ayrshire U18 Vs. S4rlingshire U18 Champion Of Champions Final **Viking Krus
West Kilbride Royal Troon Girvan Prestwick Balfron Royal Troon Largs
Ayrshire A Vs. Dumbartonshire A Ayrshire Y Vs. Dumbartonshire Y Ayrshire A Vs. Glasgow A Ayrshire Y Vs. Glasgow Y Ayrshire A Vs. S4rlingshire A Ayrshire Y Vs. S4rlingshire Y Ayrshire A Vs. Lanarkshire A Ayrshire Y Vs. Lanarkshire Y Ayrshire A Vs. Renfrewshire A Ayrshire Y Vs. Renfrewshire Y
Turnberry Kintyre Dumbarton Cawder Kilbirnie Place Prestwick St Nicholas Callander Lanark Brunston Castle Bonnyton Ayr Bellisle
04–07 May 15-17 May 17 May 24 May 29 - 31 May 31 May
05 July 05 July 06 July 07 – 08 July 11 July 12 July 14 July 13 – 15 July 27 July – 01 August
06 September TBC September 19 September 20 September 20 September 27 September 27 September 04 October 04 October 11 October 11 October 18 October 18 October
**Ayrshire Matchplay Championship SGU Area team Championship **Hillhouse Cup Ayrshire U18 Vs. Dumbartonshire U18 **Sco6sh Strokeplay **Belleisle Cup
Ayrshire Club Championship Ayrshire U18 Vs. Renfrewshire U18 West Of Scotland Boys Strokeplay West Of Scotland Boys Matchplay **Brunston Castle Open **The Gowf Cup Ayrshire Seniors Championship Sco6sh Youths Strokeplay **Sco6sh Amateur Championship
Ayrshire U18 Vs.Lanarkshire U18 Ayrshire Fourball Final **Arrol Cup
Prestwick St Cuthbert Blairgowrie Royal Troon Cardross Moray Old Ayr Belleisle
Largs Greenock Falkirk Falkirk Brunston Castle Loudoun Irvine Ravenspark Irvine Muirﬁeld
Skelmorlie TBC Prestwick St Nicholas
SCOTTISH GOLF UNION, INTERNATIONAL AND R&A EVENTS 2015 DATE FEBRUARY 18 - 21
European Na4ons Championship
MARCH 28 - 29
SGU Junior Tour Event 1
APRIL 04-05 06-11 11-12 15-16 18-19 23-24 24-26
Sco6sh Champion Of Champions Sco6sh Boys Championship Craigmillar Park Open Peter McEvoy Trophy Ba5le Trophy Seniors Spring Open Helen Holm Womans Sco6sh Open Strokeplay
Leven Links Dunbar Craigmillar Park Copt Heath Crail GS Scotscraig Royal Troon
MAY 01-03 01-03 15-17 19-23 21-22 29-31
Lytham Trophy Fairhaven Trophies Sco6sh Area Team Championships Sco6sh Ladies Championship North Of Scotland Seniors Open Championship Sco6sh Open Stroke Play Championship
Royal Lytham Fairhaven Blairgowrie Moniﬁeth Elgin Moray Old
JUNE 04-05 04-06 05-07 07 08 11-12 11-13 13-14 15-20 17-19 20-21 22-27 27-28 30-02
East Of Scotland Seniors Open Championship European Mid Amateur Championship St. Andrews Links Trophy Sco6sh Boys Area Team Championship Sco6sh Schools Championship West Of Scotland Seniors Open Championship European Seniors Championship Stephen Gallacher Founda4on Trophy The Amateur Championship Sco6sh Seniors Open Championship Tennant Cup Brabazon Trophy East Of Scotland Open Amateur Championship Sco6sh Boys Under 16 Stroke Play
Downﬁeld Germany St. Andrews Tulliallan Murrayshall Cardross Hungary Cardrona Carnous4e/Panmure Deeside Glasgow GC Seaton Carew Lundin Arbroath
JULY 02-03 04-05 07-11 07-11 09-12
Central Scotland Seniors Open Championship Cameron Corbe5 Vase European Boys Team Championship European Amateur Team Championship Sco6sh Open Championship
Glenbervie Haggs Castle Finland Sweden Gullane
SCOTTISH GOLF UNION, INTERNATIONAL AND R&A EVENTS 2015 DATE JULY 13-15 13-17 16-19 18-19 21-23 23-26 24-26 27-01 30-31 30-02
Sco6sh Youths Strokeplay SSGS Sco6sh Seniors Matchplay The Open Championship Sutherland Chalice Sco6sh Boys Stroke Play Championship Senior Open Championship Ladies Sco6sh Open Sco6sh Amateur Championship South Of Scotland Seniors Open Championship Ricoh Woman’s Bri4sh Open
Irvine S4rling St Andrews Dumfries & County Royal Burgess Sunningdale Dundonald Muirﬁeld Dumfries & County Trump Turnberry
AUGUST 04-06 05-06 05-07 05-08 08-09 09-10 11-16 12-14 15-16 22-23 27-28 38-29 29-30
Boys Home Interna4onals Paul Lawrie Founda4on Junior Jug Seniors Open Amateur Championship European Mens Individual Championship Amateur Champion Gold Medal Sco6sh Boys & Girls Under 14 Championship Boys Amateur Championship Home Interna4onals North East District Open Amateur Championship North Of Scotland Open Amateur Championship North Of Scotland Seniors Autumn Mee4ng The Jacques Leglise Trophy South East District Open Amateur Championship
Conwyn - Wales Lossiemouth Royal County Down Slovakia Leven Links Glenbervie Royal Birkdale/Southport Royal Portrush Cruden Bay Moray Nairn Dunbar Royal Dornoch Turnhouse
SEPTEMBER 01-05 10 12-13 15-17 17-18 20 23
European Seniors Team Championship Sco6sh Seniors Order Of Merit Finals The Walker Cup Seniors Home Interna4onals SSGS Super Seniors Sco6sh Club Championship Sco6sh Seniors Area Team Championship
Bulgaria Blairgowrie Royal Lytham & St Annes England Boat Of Garten Fortrose & Rosemarkie Montrose
OCTOBER 01-04 10-11 17 22-24
Dunhill Links Scotland Vs England Under 16 Junior Champion Of Champions European Mens Club Trophy
Various The Castle, St Andrews The Dukes, St Andrews Cyprus
AYRSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION – ROLL OF HONOUR
1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982
AYRSHIRE STROKEPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
A. Stevenson (Prestwick St. Nicholas) H.C. Maclaine (Troon) J. Armour (Troon) J.M. Cannon (Irvine) J.R. McKay (Prestwick St. Nicholas) M. Alexander (Prestwick St. Nicholas) J. Walker (Irvine) J. Morrison (West Kilbride) J.M. Cannon (Irvine) J. Morrison (West Kilbride) A. McGregor (Largs) J. Morrison (West Kilbride) R.R. Davidson (Ayr Belleisle) S. Anderson (Prestwick St. Cuthbert) D. Murdoch (Prestwick St. Cuthbert) C.J.L. Strachan (Kilmarnock Barassie) J. Morrison (West Kilbride) M.H. Lygate (Troon Portland) W.R. Lockie (Troon St. Meddans) A.W. Cruikshanks (Caprington) J.M. Cannon (Irvine) J.T. Moﬀat (West Kilbride) A.M.B. Sym (Troon) J.M. Cannon (Irvine) M. Rae (Irvine Ravenspark) R.L. Crawford (Caprington) J.T. Moﬀat (West Kilbride) B. Stevely (Irvine Ravenspark) J.A. Thomson (Ayr Belleisle) J.T. Moﬀat (West Kilbride) J.F. Bun4ng (Ballochmyle) D. Murdoch (Prestwick St. Cuthbert) G.C. Evans (West Kilbride)
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
R.L. Crawford (Kilmarnock Barassie) J.W. Milligan (Kilmarnock Barassie) R.L. Crawford (Kilmarnock Barassie) G. Armstrong (Annanhill) B.D. Gemmell (Largs) G.R.J. Blair (Troon Welbeck) D.W. Hawthorn (Prestwick St. Nicholas) 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) R. Duncan (Brodick) 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)
1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991
1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993
AYRSHIRE MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
I.D. Hamilton (Troon) R.L. Crawford (Caprington) R.L. Crawford (Caprington) J.M. Cannon (Irvine) M. Rae (Ravenspark) R.L. Crawford (Caprington) G. McKay (Ayr Dalmilling) B. Stevely (Irvine Ravenspark) J.T. Moﬀat (West Kilbride) R.L. Crawford (Caprington) B.W. Aitken (West Kilbride) D. Roxburgh (Irvine) A.O. Harrington (Largs Routenburn) D. Murdoch (Prestwick St. Cuthbert) R.L. Crawford (Caprington) J.A. Thomson (Ayr Belleisle) P. Girvan (Prestwick St. Nicholas) A. Gourlay (Irvine) D. Tierney (Ayr Belleisle) A. Roy (Beechams) R.L. Crawford (Kilmarnock Barassie) 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) 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)
DOC THOM ORDER OF MERIT
David Li5le (Prestwick St. Cuthbert) Ma5. Lygate (Troon Portland) Jack Cannon (Irvine) Jack Cannon & Norman Brown (Irvine/Kilmarnock Barassie) David Murdoch (Prestwick St. Cuthbert) Brian Aitken (West Kilbride) Jamie Moﬀat (West Kilbride) J. Allan Thomson (Ayr Belleisle) Alan Harrington (Largs Routenburn) J. Allan Thomson (Ayr Belleisle) R. Leslie Crawford (Kilmarnock Barassie) J. Allan Thomson (Ayr Belleisle) J. Allan Thomson (Ayr Belleisle) J. Allan Thomson (Ayr Belleisle) David Tierney (Ayr Belleisle) J. Allan Thomson (Ayr Belleisle) Donald Hawthorn (Prestwick St. Nicholas) Jim W. Milligan (Kilmarnock Barassie) J. Allan Thomson (Ayr Belleisle) Jim W. Milligan (Kilmarnock Barassie) Gordon C. Sherry (Kilmarnock Barassie)
1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
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) 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)
CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS TROPHY
1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995
D.A. Roxburgh (Irvine) D. Tierney (Ayr Belleisle) R.L. Crawford (Kilmarnock Barassie) J.A. Thomson (Ayr Belleisle) M. Rae (Irvine Ravenspark) D. Bruce (Irvine Ravenspark) R.L. Crawford (Caprington) R. Fulker (Kilmarnock Barassie) J. Paterson (Annanhill) J.W. Milligan (Loudoun) J. Spiers (Annanhill) J. Spiers (Annanhill) B.D. Gemmell (Largs) G. Blair (Troon Welbeck) J. Graham (Loudoun) K. Middlemiss (Irvine Ravenspark) G. Blair (Troon Welbeck) K.M. Lammie (Troon Welbeck) K.M. Lammie (Troon Welbeck) No Compe44on
1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
Annﬁeld Irvine Ravenspark Ayr Dalmilling Rockware Wallacetown Kilmarnock Telecom Prestwick St. Nicholas Prestwick Kilmarnock (Barassie) Ayr Belleisle Ballochmyle Ballochmyle Tam O’Shanter Annanhill Doon Valley Ballochmyle
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Irvine Ballochmyle Irivne Largs Prestwick St. Nicholas Irvine Irvine Ravenspark
1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
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)
AYRSHIRE FOURBALL CHAMPIONSHIP 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Prestwick St. Cuthbert Largs Routenburn Carrick Speakers North Beach Caprington Annanhill Troon Portland Ayr Belleisle Irvine Ravenspark West Kilbride Annanhill Maybole Kilbirnie Place Brunston Castle Maybole Brunston Castle
AYRSHIRE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Irvine Prestwick Loudoun Ballochmyle Girvan Turnberry Prestwick
2003 2004 2005 2006 2011 2012 2013 2014
AYRSHIRE SCRATCH (SUMMER) LEAGUES
Ballochmyle Ballochmyle Troon Welbeck Ballochmyle
Division 1 Troon Welbeck Loudoun Loudoun Irvine
Division 2 Ballochmyle West Kilbride Ballochmyle Prestwick St Cuthbert
2007 2008 2009 2010
Division 3 Prestwick St. Cuthbert Largs Girvan Turnberry
Irvine Troon Welbeck Loudoun Kilmarnock (Barassie)
Division 4 Prestwick St. Nicholas Girvan Turnberry Troon St Meddans
AYRSHIRE SENIORS CHAMPIONSHP
1991 1992 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 2000
Alec McIntosh (Prestwick St. Cuthbert) William Wilson (Largs Routenburn) John Boyd (Prestwick St. Cuthbert) Cameron Greer (West Kilbride) Leslie Crawford (Kilmarnock Barassie) Ma5 Lygate (Troon Portland) Ma5 Lygate (Troon Portland) Cameron Greer (West Kilbride)
1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983
William C. Galbraith (Ayr Belleisle) Angus M.M. Grossart (Irvine Ravenspark) Robert Gilmour (Cochrane Castle) Stewart C. Wilson (Troon St. Meddans) Robert Rodgers (Irvine Ravenspark) John Wilson (Kilmarnock Barassie) Alexander Heron (Troon St. Meddans) John S. Mar4n (Dalry HS) John S. Mar4n (Dalry HS) William R. Lockie (Troon St. Meddans) James R.S. Thomson (Troon St. Meddans) R.Leslie Crawford (Caprington) Robert M. Leggate (Annanhill) William R. Lockie (Troon St. Meddans) W. Giﬀord Lind (Greenock) W. Giﬀord Lind (Greenock) Iain G. Lamont (West Kilbride) Alistair Robertson (Troon St. Meddans) Ian Masterton (Ayr Belleisle) David B. Stra5on (West Kilbride) Brian W. Aitken (West Kilbride) Alan Fingland (Ballochmyle) Alan Fingland (Ballochmyle) James Spiers (Annanhill) Derek McJannet (Ballochmyle) W.Stuart Allan (Troon St. Meddans) W.Stuart Allan (Troon St. Meddans) Colin McAllister (Ayr Belleisle) James N. Paton (Largs Routenburn) Fraser W. Sco5 (Turnberry) Calum Innes (West Kilbride) Alexander McCris4e (Loudoun)
2003 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Frank Moore (Irvine) Ronnie Po5s (Irvine Ravenspark) Ronnie Young (Irvine) George Millard (Irvine Ravenspark) Tom McKay (Annanhill) Billy Moore (Loudoun) Andy Gilchrist (Loudoun) Allan J Merry (West Kilbride)
AYRSHIRE BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 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
Division 5 Girvan Rowallan Castle Doon Valley Brunston Castle
Jim Fleming (Troon Welbeck) Gary Blair (Troon Welbeck) Kevin D. Middlemiss (Irvine Ravenspark) Stephen McCaw (Loudoun) John C. Robertson (Caprington) Hugh McKibbin (Caprington) Hugh McKibbin (Caprington) Hugh McKibbin (Caprington) Lawrence Hearton (Maybole) Gary Vogwell (West Kilbride) Joe Gilligan (Troon Welbeck) Neil McCormack (New Cumnock) Sco5 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) Jamie Mackay (Kilmarnock Barassie) John Shanks (Ardeer) Euan Brown (Kilmarnock Barassie) Sco5 Brown (Turnberry) Colin Robinson (Largs) Charlie Macneal (Troon Welbeck) Callum Beveridge (Troon Welbeck) Euan Walker (Kilmarnock Barassie) Louis Murray (Troon Welbeck) Jack Thomas (Irvine)
AYRSHIRE BOYS MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP
1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
David Wallace (Ballochmyle) Ruaridh McIntyre (Millport) Hugh McKibbin (Caprington) Richard Hall (West Kilbride) Robert Gould (Caprington) Joe Gilligan (Troon Welbeck) Tommy McInally (Loudoun) Sco5 Cairns (Kilmarnock Barassie) John Doolan (Ayr Dalmilling) Gordon Fraser (Troon Welbeck) Ian Guthrie (Ballochmyle)
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Robert McKnight (Kilmarnock Barassie) Steven McEwan (Kilmarnock Barassie) Jamie Mackay (Kilmarnock Barassie) John Shanks (Ardeer) Euan Brown (Kilmarnock Barassie) Sco5 Brown (Turnberry)
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Nicky Sinclair (Kilmarnock Barassie) Jamie Murchie (Lamlash) Euan Brown (Kilmarnock Barassie) Kyle Smith (Kilmarnock Barassie) Malcolm Pennyco5 (Whi4ng Bay) Sco5 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)
AYRSHIRE JUNIOR ORDER OF MERIT TROPHY 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Jack McDonald (Kilmarnock Barassie) Charlie Macneal (Troon Welbeck) David Wilson (Troon Welbeck) Greg Telfer (Prestwick St Cuthbert) Conor McKay (Loudoun) Jack Thomas (Irvine)