Contents Message from the President ..................................................................................................4 Executive Committee .............................................................................................................7 Executive Members / Past Presidents ................................................................................7/8 Historical Records / National Honours ................................................................................8/9 2015 Review of the Year / Coaching / Teams / Tournament ...........................................10/12 Course Rating / Ayrshire Junior Golf League.......................................................................13 Press & Publicity ..................................................................................................................13 In Memorium ...................................................................................................................14/15 Club Directory .................................................................................................................16/17 Ayrshire Boys Team Championship .....................................................................................19 Ayrshire Strokeplay Championship ......................................................................................20 Ayrshire Matchplay Championship.......................................................................................20 Ayrshire Club Championship / Ayrshire Seniors Championsip .......................................21/22 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.................................................................................................28 Ayrshire Ladies Golf........................................................................................................30/31 2016 Fixtures ..................................................................................................................32/33 Roll of Honour .................................................................................................................34/39
A Message from the President It gives me great pleasure to introduce the 13th edition of the Ayrshire Golf Association Year Book, in my second year as Association President. I am delighted to be re-elected as President for 2016 and would like to thank everyone for giving me this opportunity. 2015 will go down as historic year for golf, both in Ayrshire and Nationally.
On the 30th March 2015 the Scottish Golf Union agreed to amalgamate with the Scottish Ladies’ Golﬁng Association and Scottish Golf Limited came in to existence on 1st October 2015. This was a vital step forward for the game.
On the weekend from 15th to 17th May 2015, the Ayrshire Team of Jack McDonald, Tommy McInally, John Shanks, Stuart Robin, Scott Brown & Keith Hamilton won the Scottish Area Team Championship at Blairgowrie Golf Club, beating Perth & Kinross, Renfrewshire and Dunbartonshire in the Final. These players were also members of the team that won the West of Scotland Gents A league for the ﬁrst time in many years. We also had a representative in the GB&I Walker Cup team, who played the USA at Royal Lytham & St Annes in September. Jack McDonald won 2 ½ out of a possible 3 points to help secure a historic win for GB&I. On the domestic scene, 2015 proved an excellent year for many our players and I would like to congratulate all the winners in county events and thank all the members of Ayrshire clubs who supported County competitions during the season. In the West of Scotland Leagues, I mentioned earlier that the Gents won the A league by winning 4 out of their 5 matches. Unfortunately, the Boys & Youths teams both ﬁnished mid table. I would like to thank the 3 team managers and wish them all the best for 2016. As I reﬂect on 2015, I would like to say a sincere thank you to all the Executive Members for their eﬀorts on behalf of the Association and its member clubs. Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of those clubs who gave up their facilities to allow us to stage our championships and team matches throughout the year. Your support is greatly appreciated.
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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Honorary Life Presidents President Vice President Immediate Past President Secretary/Treasurer
Matthew H. Lygate (Troon Portland) R. Leslie Crawford (Kilmarnock Barassie) James McMurdo (Ballochmyle) John Rushbury (Rowallan Castle) Milton Murray (Irvine) Alasdair J. Malcolm (Prestwick St. Cuthbert)
Back Row - J Watt, R Wilson, S Gilchrist, J G Boyle, W McCormick, H McKenzie, P Doyle, M Hazlewood, A Muir. Front Row – I Harvey, J Rushbury, J McMurdo, A J Malcolm, R Magee Not Present – M Murray, I Hoynes.
Executive Members Iain Harvey (Kilmarnock Barassie), Ricky Magee (Caprington), Ian Hoynes (West Kilbride), Peter Doyle (Troon Welbeck), Allan Muir (Caprington), Willie McCormick (Ayr Seaﬁeld), John Watt (Prestwick St Cuthbert), Mike Hazlewood (Ayr Neptune), Robert Wilson (Ballochmyle), Gordon Boyle (Turnberry), Hugh McKenzie (Troon Welbeck). Ayrshire Junior League Rep. Scott Gilchrist (Loudoun) 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) Matthew H. Lygate (Troon Portland) Robert McLaren (Largs)
PAST PRESIDENTS (continued) 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
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 Potts (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 1906
J. Robb (Prestwick St. Nicholas)
1923 1936 1959 1961 1985 1987
J. Wilson (Prestwick St Nicholas) J.M. Dykes (Prestwick) W. D. Smith (Prestwick) J. Walker (Irvine) C. Montgomerie (Royal Troon) C. Montgomerie (Royal Troon)
J.L.C. Jenkins (Troon) G. Sherry (Kilmarnock Barassie)
The Walker Cup Team 1987 1989 1991 1995 2011 2015
P. Girvan (Prestwick St Nicholas) J.W. Milligan (Kilmarnock Barassie) J.W. Milligan (Kilmarnock Barassie) G. Sherry (Kilmarnock Barassie) M. Stewart (Troon Welbeck) J. McDonald (Kilmarnock Barassie)
The British Boys Championship
British Youths Championship
1931 1947 1955
H. Thomson (Irvine) J. Armour (Troon St. Meddans) S. C. Wilson (Troon St. Meddans)
J.S. Martin (Kilbirnie Place)
The Seniors Amateur Championship 1980 1986
J.M. Cannon (Irvine) A.N. Sturrock (Prestwick)
The Disabled British Open Championship 2012 A Berry (Irvine Ravenspark) The European Mens Club Championship 1995 Kilmarnock (Barassie)
Scottish Amateur Championship 1922 1931 1937 1939 1947 1950 1951 1957
J. Wilson (Prestwick St. Nicholas) J. Wilson (Prestwick St. Nicholas) H. McInally (Ardeer) H. McInally (Ardeer) H. McInally (Irvine) W. C. Gibson (Prestwick St. Cuthbert) J. M. Dykes (Prestwick) J. S. Montgomerie (Kilmarnock Barassie)
1950 1961 1964 1985
A. Miller (Marr College) K. Thomson (Ayr Academy) W.R. Lockie (Marr College) A. McQueen (Troon Welbeck)
1958 1961 1969 1987 1988 1989 1994 2010
W. D. Smith (Prestwick) J. Walker (Irvine) J. Cannon (Irvine) C. S. Montgomerie (Royal Troon) J. W. Milligan (Kilmarnock Barassie) J.A. Thomson (Ayr Belleisle) H. McKibbin (Troon Welbeck) M. Stewart (Troon Welbeck)
Scottish Boys Championship 1986 1992 2008 2011
A. Tait (Irvine) A.E. Reid (Kilmarnock Barassie) M. Stewart (Troon Welbeck) D. Wilson (Troon Welbeck)
Scottish Area Team Championship Winners â€“ 1986, 2008, 2015 Scottish Boys Area Team Championship Winners - 1998, 2007 Scottish Open Strokeplay Championship 1985
C.S. Montgomerie (Royal Troon)
Scottish Mid Amateur Championship Scottish Boys Strokeplay Championship 1998 2005 2009
C. Hamilton (Ballochmyle)
D. Addison (Kilmarnock Barassie)
Scottish Seniors Championship 1978 1980 1981
Kilmarnock (Barassie) Troon Welbeck Kilmarnock (Barassie) Prestwick Ballochmyle
1982 1983 1985
Scottish Junior Order Of Merit 2008
A.E. Reid (Kilmarnock Barassie)
Scottish Boys Under 16 Strokeplay Championship
G. Holland (Ballochmyle) S. McEwan (Kilmarnock Barassie) J. McDonald (Kilmarnock Barassie)
Scottish Club Championship 1992 1993 1994 2009 2011
M. Stewart (Troon Welbeck)
J.M. Cannon (Irvine) J.M. Cannon (Irvine) I.R. Harris (Royal Troon) Dr. J. Hastings (Royal Troon) A.N. Sturrock (Royal Troon) J.M. Cannon (Irvine) W.D. Smith (Prestwick) A.N. Sturrock (Prestwick)
Scottish Junior Champion of Champions 2012 G Telfer (Prestwick St Cuthbert) Scottish Mens Order Of Merit
Mens Scottish 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)
2015 Review of the Year 2015 marked the end of 27 years of service to the Ayrshire Golf Association by Ronnie Potts of Irvine Ravenspark. In his exceptional period of service he served in almost every position within the organisation, the highlights being his period as President from 1998 – 2000 and managing the successful Scottish Area team Championship winning team at Tain in 2008. The Ayrshire representative to the Scottish Golf Union in recent years, Ronnie decided that the successful amalgamation of the SGU and SLGA into one national governing body would be an appropriate time to retire from involvement at an area level also, and he stood down at the AGM in November 2015 with the appreciation and thanks of clubs and Area Oﬃcials for his long service.
Coaching Scott Gilchrist carried forward the successful re introduction of a local coaching programme in 2015 with the return to an Ayrshire speciﬁc scheme, from the SGU Development centre programme, being well received by players and parents alike. Due to the closure of golf facilities at Inverclyde for an 18 month period in the autumn of 2015, the arrangements for the 2015 – 2016 winter programme needed to be completely redeveloped, but with the help of the County Coaches and the Brunston Castle and Prestwick Golf Clubs, alternative facilities have been identiﬁed and the coaching programme will be scheduled for early 2016 through to the start of the season. Scott Gilchrist will again lead on the coaching portfolio in 2016. Proposals are also being considered to provide other coaching avenues within the county, with the aim of early identiﬁcation and development of young talent. The eﬀorts of member clubs in providing coaching to young players was again supported in 2015 with the continuation of the club coaching grant scheme, to assist member clubs with the development and delivery of coaching schemes within their club. The scheme will be in place again in 2016. 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), who continue to develop the Ayrshire squad within the coaching framework.
Youth Team Robert Wilson again managed the youth team for a ﬁfth successive year in 2015. In what proved to be a diﬃcult campaign, two wins and three defeats in the West Of Scotland league left the Ayrshire team in mid table in the championship, which was won by a very strong Lanarkshire side. Robert Wilson will continue as Youth team Manager in 2016. The 3 player youth team who represented Ayrshire in the Glasgow Youths Championship, Shaun Hedger (West Kilbride), Murray McCrone (Troon Welbeck) and Luke Murdoch (Loudoun) turned in a good performance to ﬁnish in sixth place The annual match with the South Of Scotland, played at Irvine in March 2015, resulted in a 13 – 5 win for Ayrshire.
Boys Team Milton Murray returned to manage the boys team in 2015. The campaign in the West Of Scotland league started with a narrow defeat to defending champions Dumbartonshire and was followed by a win in the second match. Over the remaining three matches however, player availability issues contributed to three successive defeats and a second bottom place in the league in 2015. Ayrshire did not feature in the medal places at the 2015 Scottish Boys Area Team Championship at Tulliallan, the team of Murray McCrone (Troon Welbeck), Jack Thomas (Irvine), Luke Murdoch (Loudoun) and Jack Broun (Turnberry) ﬁnishing well oﬀ the pace in 15th place. Milton Murray will again lead on the administration of the boys teams in 2016.
County A Team Ricky Magee stood down from managing the A team in early 2015, after six years at the helm and John Rushbury, assisted by Allan Muir and Gordon Boyle took on the team management. In what proved to be an outstanding season, the Ayrshire team won the Scottish Area team Championship in May at Blairgowrie and ﬁnished the season by winning the West Of Scotland League title for the ﬁrst time in 27 years to give the County the two trophies in the same season for the ﬁrst time ever. The Scottish Area Team Championships in May at Blairgowrie saw the Ayrshire team of Jack McDonald (Kilmarnock Barassie) Stuart Robin (Prestwick St Cuthbert), Tommy McInally (Loudoun), John Shanks (Irvine), Keith Hamilton (Ayr Belleisle) and Scott Brown (Turnberry) qualify for the Matchplay stages in sixth place. In the ﬁrst round of Matchplay, Ayrshire beat the host county, and pre tournament favourites, Perth and Kinross. Jack McDonald beat Amateur Champion Bradley Neil by 2 & 1 on his home course in their singles match whilst Scott Brown and John Shanks won their respective ties by 2 & 1 and 4 & 3 to secure the required 3 ponts for victory. With a semi ﬁnal place assured, the foursomes tie involving Keith Hamilton and Tommy McInally, and the ﬁnal singles tie involving Stuart Robin, were agreed as half matches, to give Ayrshire a 4 – 1 win overall. In the semi ﬁnals Ayrshire defeated defending champions Renfrewshire by 3 ½ - 1 ½. Jack McDonald again led the way with a 4 & 3 singles win over Scotland internationalist Matt Clark, and although Scott Brown lost his tie by 4 & 3, a 4 & 2 foursomes victory from Keith Hamilton and Tommy McInally and a one hole win for Stuart Robin I his singles tie gave Ayrshire the three points required for a place in the ﬁnal. In the remaining tie John Shanks and former Amateur Champion Craig Watson agreed a half, giving Ayrshire a 3 ½ - 1 ½ win. In the ﬁnal, Ayrshire faced the leading qualiﬁers, Dumbartonshire, and took a crucial 2 – 1 lead after the morning foursomes. Jack McDonald teamed up with Scott Brown for a 5 & 4 win and despite the pairing of Keith Hamilton and Tommy McInally tasting defeat for the ﬁrst time in the competition, by 3 & 2, the pairing of John Shanks and Stuart Robin won through by 4 & 3 to give Ayrshire the advantage going into the afternoon singles. Jack McDonald faced fellow internationalist Euan Ferguson in the lead singles and completed an outstanding performance in the competition with a 3 & 2 win to complete his 100% record for the event and edge Ayrshire closer to the title. A 2 & 1 win by Stuart Robin left Ayrshire just one point away from the title, but defeats for Keith Hamilton and Tommy McInally, by 2 & 1 and 1 hole respectively, left Ayrshire still needing one point from the two remaining ties on the course. The honour of securing the winning point for Ayrshire fell, appropriately, to John Shanks. Along with Tommy McInally, Shanks was in the Ayrshire side Area Team Champions that last won the title in 2008, and after losing the ﬁrst two holes of his match he fought back to lead by three with four holes remaining. Two putts at the ﬁfteenth were all that were required to secure a 4 & 3 win and victory for Ayrshire. Despite ﬁghting back from three down to lead by two holes with two to play in the ﬁnal tie remaining on the course, Scott Brown agreed a half with his opponent, giving Ayrshire a ﬁnal victory by 5 ½ 3 ½ Also in May, the Innes McQueen Trophy was won for the ﬁrst time by the Ayrshire Ladies County Golf Association team in 2015, with a 3 – 1 win over the Ayrshire Golf Association team at Loudoun. In September the Ayrshire team embarked on the ﬁve match series in the West Of Scotland Inter County League, bidding to win the title for the ﬁrst time in 27 years and end Renfrewshire’s run of 12 successive titles. The team opened their title bid with a 6 ½ - 1 ½ win against Dumbartonshire, over the Turnberry Kintyre course, and followed this with a 6 – 2 away win over Glasgow at Cawder and a 5 ½ - 2 ½ home win over Stirlingshire at Prestwick St Nicholas.
Hopes of maintaining their 100% record in the series of matches were dashed when the team suﬀered a narrow 4 ½ - 3 ½ in their away match against Lanarkshire at Lanark, leaving the team facing a ﬁnal match showdown, away from home at Bonnyton, with defending champions Renfrewshire for the title. Inspired by Jack McDonald, who was undefeated in his ﬁve matches, and Steven Wallace who arrived back in the country from America just three hours before the match and went on to record his ﬁfth win of the ﬁve match series, the Ayrshire team edged out the Renfrewshire team by 5 – 3 to take the title. In winning the West Of Scotland title, the team created a little history, giving Ayrshire both the Scottish and West Of Scotland titles in the same season for the ﬁrst time ever. The 13 players used during the successful campaign were:Steven Wallace, Craig Telfer & Stuart Robin (all Prestwick St Cuthbert), Keith Hamilton & Jim Johnstone (both Ayr Belleisle), Scott Brown & Gordon Boyle (both Turnberry), Jack McDonald (Kilmarnock Barassie), John Shanks (Irvine), Tommy McInally (Loudoun), Craig Hamilton (Ballochmyle), Malcolm Pennycott (Whiting Bay) and Michael Smyth (Royal Troon).
Tournaments 1n 2015 the current Association President James McMurdo, assisted by Hugh McKenzie John Watt and Mike Hazlewood, continued as tournament administrator, with all events again enjoying good level of entries. The Association presently have nine qualiﬁed referees, Alasdair Malcolm, James McMurdo, Iain Harvey, John Rushbury, Scott Gilchrist, Hugh McKenzie, Ricky Magee, John Watt & Mike Hazlewood Thanks are due to all the referees for their contribution towards the successful administration of our championships throughout the season. During the year, Ayrshire Executive members are called upon to assist in the running of national events held within the county whilst individual members also take on the task of the ongoing administration of extended competitions, including the Champion Of Champions, Fourball and Scratch league events, to ensure their smooth and successful conclusion by the end of the playing season. James McMurdo will lead on the delivery of championships in 2016.
Course Rating Allan Muir, assisted by John Rutherford and David McKie and executive members Ricky Magee and Mike Hazlewood, continued to implement the course rating programme in Ayrshire in 2015, ensuring that the courses throughout the country have a rating and Standard Scratch Score that accurately reﬂects the diﬃculty of the course. West Kilbride was the only course rated during 2015, although partial ratings were carried out at the request of other courses. Allan Muir and his team will continue to oversee the course rating scheme in 2016.
The Ayrshire Junior Golf League Scott Gilchrist remained as AJGL representative on the County Executive in 2015 and will continue in this role in 2016. Since 1987 the Ayrshire Golf Association and Ayrshire Junior Golf League, have worked closely together in the development of junior golf, with a representative of The League serving on the Ayrshire Golf Association Executive since that time. Billy Tait continued as AJGL Secretary in 2015 with Gavin Scott acting as Assistant Secretary and Robin Baker as Treasurer. The same administration team will continue in 2016.
Press and Publicity The Ayrshire Golf Association web page has been the main vehicle for publicising the work of The Association for over 10 years now, since its establishment in the autumn of 2004, with Association Secretary Alasdair Malcolm administering the web page since its establishment. The weblog continues to prove popular with county players and club members alike, with strong visitor numbers every year, from both Scotland and further aﬁeld. Fixture lists, competition 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 often use the web page as a source for press articles, which are regularly being reproduced from the weblog in local papers and on golf related websites. Clubs are encouraged to forward anything of interest to Alasdair Malcolm at email@example.com for possible inclusion on the web page. A facebook page and Twitter account were also added in 2015. The Ayrshire Golf Association Yearbook was produced again in 2015, its twelfth successive year, and the quality production by Ayrshire Media Services who are based in Dukes Road in Troon, has been well received both within the county and beyond. The Association are pleased that Ayrshire Media Services have again produced the yearbook in 2016 and are conﬁdent that this publication will continue to prove popular and useful to both members and advertisers alike.
The Ayrshire Golf weblog can be accessed on www.ayrshiregolf.blogspot.com The Association Secretary, Alasdair Malcolm, can be contacted at: Post – 17 Auchincruive Avenue, Prestwick, KA9 2DT E-Mail – firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone – 01292 477657 Mobile - 07912 026341
In Memorium As we look back over 2015 we remember friends and golﬁng colleagues who are no longer with us.
Sam Coulter, the grand old man of Ayrshire junior golf, and to many in local golﬁng circles simply ‘Mr Maybole’, passed away on Sunday 22nd March 2015, at the age of 92. Over many years, Sam’s contribution both within his club and throughout Ayrshire in general was a signiﬁcant one. Always interested in the development of junior golf, Sam helped the Maybole junior club to many successes throughout three decades from the 1970’s. Sam Coulter Sam also served his club in various capacities including Secretary, Treasurer, Captain in 1959 and latterly as Honorary President, and also found time to serve the wider county, through The Ayrshire Junior Golf League, serving at various times as Vice Chairman, Chairman and Assistant Secretary, as well as assisting in the activities of The league in so many other, unheralded, ways. It was for his eﬀorts on behalf of the AJGL and the Maybole juniors that Sam was elected an Honorary member of The Ayrshire Junior Golf League in 1980.
A member of Maybole Golf Club for over 65 years, Sam still enjoyed playing golf regularly until a few months before his passing and will be fondly remembered by many friends, Maybole Golf Club members past and present and also his many golﬁng friends throughout the county of Ayrshire. Dougie Dempster of Ballochmyle Golf Club, the former Ayrshire Junior Golf League representative to The Ayrshire Golf Association, passed away on Tuesday 26th May 2015 after a brave battle against cancer. A great character, Dougie's jovial and friendly manner made him many friends in the wider golﬁng circles in Ayrshire during his time as junior convener at Ballochmyle Golf Club. Dougie Dempster
It was during his time with the juniors at Ballochmyle that Dougie represented the Ayrshire Junior Golf league on the Ayrshire Golf Association Executive, until the advent of his illness.
Dougie battled cancer with the same stoic, sometimes jovial, but always determined and optimistic attitude that he had developed during his military service, still keeping up to date with friends and golﬁng acquaintances via social media and encouraging the junior members of Ballochmyle in competition, even though he was not well enough to be present himself. with Dougie's passing Ayrshire golf lost a valued volunteer and many within the wider golﬁng circles of the county have lost a good friend. William “Bits” Anderson, Scotland’s foremost quiz exponent and a popular caddy at Prestwick Golf Club, died on Sunday 21st June 2015, aged 59, after taking ill on the Prestwick course he described as his ‘Field Of Dreams’. A dyslexia suﬀerer, he was considered stupid at Prestwick High, and took “time oﬀ” to caddy at Prestwick, which began a career which sustained him over many years. Bits had an extensive knowledge of many things and participated in many quizzes and quiz programmes which included wins on Wheel of Fortune, The Weakest Link and,
William Anderson ‘Bits’
just a few months before his passing, The Chase, where he shared £60,000 with another competitor, having contributed the vast amount of the prize fund. An ardent supporter of the Tartan Army, and a true ‘Golf Nut’, he was well travelled with both interests, going home and away to support Scotland and visiting Augusta to see The Masters. A well loved and respected character in Prestwick, Bits’ coﬃn, draped with a saltire and his caddie bib, passed Prestwick Golf Club and a guard of honour made up of his fellow caddies. on its way to a packed St Nicholas Church for the committal service. Turnberry greenkeeping stalwart George Brown passed away in the early hours of Thursday 17th September 2015, at the age of 77. A former chairman of BIGGA, the national greenkeepers association, George was appointed course manager at Turnberry in 1985 and saw the course host many championships during his stewardship, including three Open Championships in 1986, 1994 and 2009. George Brown
Hugh Johnstone M.B.E, passed away in August 2015, at the age of 90. Hugh had many years of involvement with Doon Valley Golf Club, serving the club as Secretary at the time of his passing. A contributor to many local initiatives, he was best known for his involvement with the brass band movement in Dalmellington and further aﬁeld, becoming Honorary Vice President of The Brass Band Association a few years ago, and receiving an M.B.E. in 1982 for his services to the brass band movement. Hugh was a remarkable and very popular man in the Doon Valley and beyond and was highly respected by all who knew him
Hugh Johnstone M.B.E
Former Prestwick St Cuthbert and Turnberry Club Champion, and well known Ayrshire golfer, Ronnie McLellan passed away on Tuesday 29th September 2015, after a long ﬁght with ill health.
A two time champion at Prestwick St Cuthbert in the 1990's and a ﬁve time winner of the Turnberry championship, Ronnie's proudest golﬁng achievement came in 2008 when he ﬁnished third in the Seniors Order Of Merit and was selected for the Scotland team who contested the Seniors Home Internationals at Tenby in South Wales, and helped the Scotland team to ﬁnish runners up in the championship
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TOURNAMENTS AND COMPETITIONS 2015 AYRSHIRE BOYS TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
The 28th annual Ayrshire Boys Team Championship was played over the Ayr Seaﬁeld course on Sunday 19th April 2015, where 11 Ayrshire clubs competed for the team and individual scratch and handicap trophies. The Matt Lygate Trophy which is awarded to the team returning the best scratch score was won by Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club, represented by Robbie Muir, Lewis Caddell, Ewan Milligan & Sean Cook, with a team score of 220 that edged out the early pace setters and host club, Ayr Belleisle, by a single shot. The Ayr Belleisle team of Jack Broun, Jordan Sweeney, Andrew Gordon and Charlie Cameron were scratch runners up on 221, just ahead of Troon Welbeck on 222. Hamish Mills (Largs) retained the Prestwick Circuits Trophy for the best individual scratch score with a three over par 71. In the handicap competition, the team of Jack Thomas, Ross McDonald, Scott Murray & Ben McGregor won the Andrew D Nimmo Trophy with a team score of 200, with Scott Murray winning the Carrick Trophy for the best individual nett score of the day with a ﬁve under par score of 63. Charlie Cameron (Ayr Belleisle) and Adam Carballo (Ballochmyle) won the two individual handicap classes with nett scores of 68 and 64 respectively.
FINAL PLACINGS - Scratch (Nett) 220 – Kilmarnock (Barassie) (208) 221 – Ayr Belleisle (207) 222 – Troon Welbeck (212) 226 – Irvine (200) 237 – Largs (220) 240 – Loudoun (226) 242 – West Kilbride (223) 248 – Irvine Ravenspark (214) 251 – Ballochmyle (205) 253 – Prestwick St Cuthbert (219) 281 – Skelmorlie (238)
AYRSHIRE STROKEPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP Tommy McInally (Loudoun ) won the 2015 Ayrshire Strokeplay Championship, over his home course on Sunday 26th April, to complete a hat trick of county strokeplay titles, following his 2003 win at West Kilbride and his second success in 2010 at Prestwick St Cuthbert. In testing conditions, with a strong breeze, McInally recorded a best of the day 68 in the opening round and added a 72 in the afternoon for a total of 140 to give him the title by a single shot over 2013 champion Stuart Robin (Prestwick St Cuthbert) and 3 times winner and defending champion John Shanks (Irvine). Tommy McInally
LEADING FINAL TOTALS 140 – Tommy McInally (Loudoun) 68-72 141 – Stuart Robin (Prestwick St Cuthbert) 71-70 141 – John Shanks (Irvine) 70–71 142 – Keith Hamilton (Ayr Belleisle) 71-71 143 – Scott Brown (Turnberry) 73-70 143 – Steven Stamper (Turnberry) 73-70 143 – John Haggarty (Loudoun) 70-73 144 – Craig Hamilton (Ballochmyle) 72-72 144 – Greg Telfer (Prestwick St Cuthbert) 71-73 145 – Stuart Miller (Kilmarnock Barassie) 73-72
AYRSHIRE MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP Michael Smyth (Royal Troon) won his third Ayrshire Matchplay title on Thursday 7th May at Prestwick St Cuthbert when he beat Stuart Miller (Kilmarnock Barassie) in extra holes in the ﬁnal, to add to his previous wins in 2011 at Troon Portland and 2013 at Prestwick St Nicholas. In the ﬁnal, Smyth took the early lead with a birdie three at the ﬁrst but was pulled back to square when Miller birdied the third. Further birdies at the sixth and eighth gave Smyth a two hole advantage at the turn and when Miller found trouble from the Michael Smyth tee at the tenth, a par four was good enough for Smyth to extend his lead to three. Smyth looked in control of the match, but successive putts at the twelfth and thirteenth that hit the hole and spun out, allowed Miller to take both holes and reduce Smyth’s lead to one. Smyth stopped the rot by taking the ﬁfteenth to go two ahead with three to play, but despite halving the sixteenth, Smyth could not close out the match, missing a putt on the seventeenth for the title then losing the ﬁnal hole to a birdie, leaving the match all square after 18. Both players narrowly missed their birdie putts on the 19th hole of the match and at the 20th Smyth produced a superb recovery shot from below a tree to salvage a half in par. At the 21st hole, both players reached the par ﬁve green in regulation but after Miller’s 15 foot birdie attempt remained above ground, Smyth calmly holed from two feet for a winning birdie and the 2015 Ayrshire Matchplay Championship
In the semi ﬁnals, Smyth beat John Haggarty (Loudoun) by 4 & 2 whilst Miller beat his good friend and clubmate Euan Brown by 6 & 5. In the quarter ﬁnal matches, Smyth beat Stuart Robin (Prestwick St Cuthbert) by 2 holes, Haggarty beat John Shanks (Irvine) at the 21st, Miller beat Sandy Walker (Ardeer) by 2 holes and Brown beat Steven Stamper (Turnberry) at the 19th.
THE AYRSHIRE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP
17 clubs took part in the 2015 Ayrshire Club Championship competition at Largs on Sunday 5th July, where the hosts, Largs Golf Club, won the R.L. Crawford Trophy and Ayrshire Club Champions title for the second time, their previous success being 11 years earlier, in 2004, when the event was last held over the Largs course. With the best two scores from three counting, and chasing a team score of 144 set by the early pacesetters from Loudoun, the Largs team of Gregor Dickson (71) Iain Macdonald (70) and David Macdonald (75) set a new target of 141. The only other club to seriously challenge the eventual winners were Prestwick St Cuthbert, the team of Graeme Gimson (74), Craig Telfer (74) and Steven Wallace (70) matching Loudoun’s total and taking the runners up place by virtue of the best third score. 141 – Largs 144 – Prestwick St Cuthbert, Loudoun 146 – Troon St Meddans, Troon Welbeck 147 – Irvine 148 – Prestwick 150 – Ballochmyle 151 – West Kilbride 155 – Rowallan Castle, Turnberry 156 – Prestwick St Nicholas, Kilmarnock (Barassie) 158 – New Cumnock 159 – Irvine Ravenspark 161 – Tam O Shanter 167 – Troon Portland Largs GC went on to represent Ayrshire in the Scottish Club Championship competition at Fortrose & Rosemarkie on 20th September where they ﬁnished in eighth place, with David Macdonald recording the second best individual performance of the day with a two under par total of 140.
THE AYRSHIRE SENIORS CHAMPIONSHIP The 2015 Ayrshire Seniors Championship was played over a tough Irvine Ravenspark course on Tuesday 14th July, and the ﬁeld of 53 who contested the Sandy Provan Trophy was led by ﬁve handicapper Iain McKenzie from Annanhill Golf Club, who took the Ayrshire Seniors title by a single shot from Jim Ryan of Ayr Dalmilling. Jim Ryan had the consolation of winning the 63 – 69 age group category whilst host club members David Brown and Epharim Spence led the other two age group categories. One handicapper Henry Thomson from Irvine Golf Club had the best scratch score with 75. Ayrshire Seniors Champion – Iain McKenzie (Annanhill) 76 – 5 = 71 Scratch – Henry Thomson (Irvine) 75 55 – 62 Age Group 1st David Brown (Ravenspark) 78 – 4 = 74 2nd Jim McKinnon (Ravenspark) 87 – 12 = 75 3rd Alan Coulter (Ayr Belleisle) 78 – 2 = 76 63 – 69 Age Group 1st Jim Ryan (Ayr Dalmilling) 79 – 7 = 72 2nd Thomas Lloyd (Ravenspark) 94 – 19 = 75 bih 3rd Paul Kinsler (Ravenspark) 86 – 11 = 75
70+ Age Group 1st Epharim Spence (Ravenspark) 89 – 10 = 79 bih 2nd Charles Simpson (Ravenspark) 92 – 13 = 79 bih 3rd Doug Hollingworth (Ayr Belleisle) 90 – 11 = 79
THE AYRSHIRE BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP Craig McKenzie (Troon Welbeck) led from start to ﬁnish to win the 2015 Ayrshire Boys Championship at West Kilbride on Thursday 6th August, with the event being sponsored for the ﬁrst time by sports scholarship consultants United Sports USA as part of a three year agreement. Craig McKenzie
A stiﬀ breeze throughout the day made the championship course a stern test for the competitors and a four over par score of 75, a single shot better than Charlie Cameron (Ayr Belleisle) and Euan Ferguson (Turnberry), with defending champion Jack Thomas (Irvine) a shot further back on 77, gave McKenzie the halfway lead. McKenzie bettered his ﬁrst round score by one in the afternoon, giving him a total of 149 and the title by four shots from 2014 winner Jack Thomas, who put up a spirited defence of the trophy with his score of 153. Sean Cook (Kilmarnock Barassie) was third on 154, two shots ahead of clubmate Robbie Muir in fourth place. John Lomas (Ayr Belleisle) had the best nett return of the day with a total of 139.
Leading Final Scores Scratch 149 – Craig McKenzie (Troon Welbeck) 75 - 74 153 – Jack Thomas (Irvine) 77 - 76 154 – Sean Cook (Kilmarnock Barassie) 78 - 76 156 – Robbie Muir (Kilmarnock Barassie) 79 - 77 Nett 139 – John Lomas (Ayr Belleisle) 70 – 69
AYRSHIRE BOYS MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP Robbie Muir (Kilmarnock Barassie) won the 2015 Ayrshire Boys Matchplay title at Prestwick Golf Club which was played from Tuesday 11th to Thursday 13th August, beating clubmate Sean Cook in the ﬁnal by 4 & 2.
In the opening round Robbie Muir beat Charlie Cameron (Ayr Belleisle) by 2 & 1 to set up a semi ﬁnal clash with the new Ayrshire Boys Champion Craig McKenzie (Troon Welbeck, who had defeated Euan Ferguson (Turnberry) by one hole in the ﬁrst round.
In the other half of the draw the title holder Jack Thomas (Irvine) beat Andrew Gordon (Ayr Belleisle) by 4 & 3 to set up a semi ﬁnal with Sean Cook, who won his opening tie against Blair Fleming (Troon Welbeck) at the ﬁrst extra hole. In the semi ﬁnals Robbie Muir beat Craig McKenzie by 5 & 4 whilst Sean Cook and Jack Thomas were involved in a titanic battle before Cook defeated Thomas at the sixth extra hole. Robbie Muir was never behind in the ﬁnal, though the match remained close until Muir gained a two hole advantage at the eleventh. Muir’s lead was extended again when Cook three putted the fourteenth and Muir ﬁnally clinched the title by winning the sixteenth hole for a 4 & 2 victory.
CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS TROPHY COMPETITION Paul Moultrie (Royal Troon) won the Ayrshire Champion Of Champions Trophy for the second time on Friday 14th August when he beat Stuart Robin (Prestwick St Cuthbert) in the ﬁnal at Royal Troon by 3 & 2 in the ﬁnal, having previously won the title in 2008 as a member of the Troon Portland club. In winning the trophy, the semi ﬁnals and ﬁnal of which are traditionally played over the Old Course at Royal Troon, Moultrie became the ﬁrst member of the host club to win the title in the championships 40 year history.
44 players started out in at the start of the season in a bid to win the 2015 Champion of Champions title. In the semi ﬁnals, Moultrie ended the hopes of Ayrshire Matchplay Championship runner up Stuart Miller (Kilmarnock Barassie) with a 3 & 2 win whilst Robin won through by the same score against Craig Hamilton (Ballochmyle), who was runner up in the event in 2013.
Moultrie was never behind in the ﬁnal, winning the ﬁrst hole with a par and extending his lead with a birdie at the third. Robin soon fought back and a birdie four at the fourth hole by Moultrie was not even good enough for a half, Robin recording an eagle three and then squaring the match with a further birdie at the seventh hole. Moultrie edged into the lead at the turn with a birdie three at the ninth and his lead quickly grew to three holes after Robin found trouble at both the opening holes of the inward nine. Robin could make little inroads into the lead and by the sixteenth Moultrie remained two ahead with three to play, where a winning par ﬁve gave him the hole, a 3 & 2 win and the Champion Of Champions title for 2015.
FOURBALL CHAMPIONSHIP 46 clubs took part in the 2015 Ayrshire Fourball Championship, which was won by George and David McCulloch (Brunston Castle), who completed a hat trick of wins in the competition and also became the ﬁrst pair to retain the title in the events 33 year history. The ﬁnal was played at Ballochmyle Golf Club on Sunday 13th September, with the Brunston Castle pair facing Andrew MacLeod and John Cook (Rowallan Castle). Fourball Winners David and George McCulloch
The Brunston Castle pair stormed to a decisive early lead, winning the opening three holes and maintaining the advantage to the turn.
Successive birdies at opening two holes of the inward half extended the Brunston Castle team’s lead to ﬁve holes with seven remaining but their opponents were not ready to give up the challenge easily, and an eagle two at the twelfth followed by a birdie three at the thirteenth reduced the McCulloch’s lead to three holes with ﬁve to play. The defending champions rallied however, securing halved holes over the next three to secure the title with a 3 & 2 win.
AYRSHIRE SUMMER (SCRATCH) LEAGUES With Maybole and Abbotsford dropping out of the leagues, leaving 24 competing clubs, league 5 was not competed in 2015, with the remaining four leagues being reorganised to allow all leagues to include a full complement of six teams. Division 1 title holders Irvine Golf Club, retained the trophy in 2015, ahead of Prestwick St Cuthbert who put up a good challenge in their ﬁrst season in the top league. Irvine Ravenspark ﬁnished bottom of the table, dropping out of the top league for the ﬁrst time. Scratch (Summer) League trophies
DIVISION 1 Irvine Pr. St Cuthbert Kilmarnock Barassie Ballochmyle Loudoun Irvine Ravenspark
10 10 10 10 10 10
40 39 33.5 19.5 27.5 20.5
20 21 26.5 40.5 32.5 39.5
34 24 22 18 16 6
Turnberry won Division 2, their second successive league championship, and gained promotion to the top league for the ﬁrst time, but only after a tight contest with both Ayr Belleisle, whom they eventually edged out by virtue of just one tie over the 10 match series, and West Kilbride who also challenged for the title. Ardeer ﬁnished bottom of the table and will play in Division 3 in 2016. DIVISION 2 Turnberry Ayr Belleisle West Kilbride Girvan Troon Welbeck Ardeer
10 10 10 10 10 10
36.5 36 30 28.5 28 21
23.5 24 30 31.5 32 39
28 28 24 18 14 8
Troon St Meddans also won a second successive league title, winning Division 3 and gaining promotion to the second division for the ﬁrst time, just ahead of runners up Prestwick St Nicholas. In the ﬁnal two matches of the campaign, which were eﬀectively a home and away relegation battle, New Cumnock lost out to Largs and drop down to Division 4 in 2016. DIVISION 3 Troon St Meddans Pr. St Nicholas Kilbirnie Place Caprington Largs New Cumnock
10 10 10 10 10 10
37 32 31.5 30.5 23.5 25.5
23 28 28.5 29.5 36.5 34.5
26 24 22 18 16 14
After winning Division 5 in 2014, Rowallan Castle became the third team to win successive league trophies in 2015, when they won the division 4 crown, ﬁnishing just ahead of Tam O Shanter. DIVISION 4 Rowallan Castle Tam O Shanter Troon Portland Ayr Dalmilling Brunston Castle Moorpark
10 10 10 10 10 10
38 34.5 34 26 28.5 19
22 25.5 26 34 31.5 41
28 26 20 18 22 6
THE DOC THOM ORDER OF MERIT The 2015 Ayrshire Order of Merit for the Doc Thom Salver included 17 local, national and international counting events. Trophy holder John Shanks (Irvine), with points from ﬁve of the 16 events played, held a slim lead in his defence of the title with just one event to play. In the closest ﬁnish to the chase for the Order Of Merit title for a number of years, any one of eight players could potentially have taken the title at the ﬁnal event. With Shanks unavailable for the ﬁnal event, he had a nervous wait to ﬁnd out if any of his title rivals could gain suﬃcient points to overtake him, but in the event they were unable to do so, eventual runner up Stuart Robin (Prestwick St Cuthbert) coming closest to taking the title from Shanks.
Leading ﬁnal placings :300 275 253.33 206.84 187.5 185 181.67 150
JOHN SHANKS STUART ROBIN TOMMY MCINALLY STEVEN STAMPER CRAIG HAMILTON KEITH HAMILTON JOHN HAGGARTY IAIN MACDONALD
IRVINE PRESTWICK ST CUTHBERT LOUDOUN TURNBERRY BALLOCHMYLE AYR BELLEISLE LOUDOUN LARGS
THE JUNIOR ORDER OF MERIT TROPHY With wins at Prestwick St Nicholas, Ayr Belleisle and West Kilbride, second places at Royal Troon, Prestwick St Cuthbert and the Tom Lehman Trophies at Troon, and a fourth place at Trump Turnberry, Euan Ferguson (Turnberry) lead the Junior Order Of Merit throughout the season in 2015, leaving him over 100 points ahead of Jack Broun in second place with 457.5 points. Callum Irving (Ayr Belleisle) ﬁnished in third place on 307.5 points, a mere 7.5 points ahead of Craig McKenzie (Troon Welbeck) in fourth. Euan Ferguson & Jack McDonald
580 457.5 307.5 300 265 250 221.67
Leading ﬁnal totals :EUAN FERGUSON JACK BROUN CALLUM IRVING CRAIG McKENZIE ROSS Mc DONALD ANDREW GORDON ROBBIE MUIR
TURNBERRY AYR BELLEISLE AYR BELLEISLE TROON WELBECK IRVINE AYR BELLEISLE KILMARNOCK BARASSIE
OTHER NOTABLE PERFORMANCES DURING THE YEAR Jack McDonald (Kilmarnock Barassie) had another outstanding season in 2015, keeping Ayrshire at the forefront of international golf. Notable individual performances during the year included reaching the last 16 of the Scottish Amateur Championship at Muirﬁeld and the semi ﬁnals of The Amateur Championship at Carnoustie. McDonald was an integral part of the successful Ayrshire teams who won both the Scottish Area team Championship and West Of Scotland Inter County League in 2015, Jack McDonald and at an international level he again represented Scotland in both the Home Internationals and also in the European Mens Team Championship, played at Halmstad Golf Club in Sweden, where Scotland won the title with a 4 ½ - 1 ½ win over Denmark in the ﬁnal. McDonald played a leading role in the event, being Scotland’s top scorer in the qualifying and gaining ﬁve points out of six in the Matchplay rounds. McDonald’s form throughout the year culminated in selection for the Great Britain & Ireland team who were successful in winning the Walker Cup against the USA at Royal Lytham & St. Annes in September, where McDonald again made a signiﬁcant contribution, winning 2 ½ points from three in the match. Selection for the Walker Cup team was especially signiﬁcant for McDonald as his grandfather, Gordon Cosh, had played in the match in Grodon Cosh & Jack McDonald 1965 in the USA. As a member of the winning team, McDonald became the third Kilmarnock (Barassie) member to taste victory in the event, following in the footsteps of Jim Milligan and Gordon Sherry, and in recognition of his outstanding record, 2015 ended ﬁttingly with Jack McDonald being awarded Honorary membership of his home club. As well as being a member of Ayrshire’s successful county teams in 2015, Stuart Robin (Prestwick St Cuthbert) carried Ayrshire hopes of a win in the Scottish Amateur Championship at Muirﬁeld all the way to the quarter ﬁnals before losing out by 3 & 2 to the eventual runner up, Daniel Young of Craigiehill Golf Club. Euan Walker (Kilmarnock Barassie) made his mark during his time at home from college in the USA during the summer, by winning the prestigious SGU Order Of Merit 72 hole Sutherland Chalice at Dumfries & County Golf Club, winning the event with a birdie at the ﬁrst hole in a three way play oﬀ. Euan Walker
As well as being a member of the successful Ayrshire team that won the West Of Scotland Inter County league in October, Malcolm Pennycott (Whiting Bay) also won the trophy for the best amateur in the 54 hole Scottish Golfers Alliance Championship at Duﬀ House Royal in Banﬀ. In the ﬁeld which featured both amateurs and professionals, Pennycott ﬁnished in sixth place overall. Malcolm Pennycott
OTHER NOTABLE PERFORMANCES DURING THE YEAR cont’d In golf administration, Shona Malcolm, a member of Prestwick St Cuthbert Golf Club, who as a former Treasurer and Chairman of the Scottish Ladies Golﬁng Association and CEO of The Ladies Golf Union is highly experienced in golf administration, was appointed Secretary of the Scottish region of the Professional Golfers’ Association in August, the ﬁrst woman to be appointed to the role in the history of the organisation. Shona Malcolm
THE AYRSHIRE JUNIOR GOLF LEAGUE
9 clubs contested the 2015 Ayrshire Junior Golf League competitions, with all the ﬁnals being played at Ballochmyle in September. The League Championship began with two qualifying sections, with Kilmarnock (Barassie) and Ayr Belleisle winning their respective sections to set up a repeat of the 2014 ﬁnal. After losing in 2014, Ayr Belleisle got the better of the defending champions 12 months later, winning the ﬁnal 5 – 1 to take the title. Irvine retained the Wallace Thornton Trophy, beating Kilmarnock (Barassie) by 2 ½ - 1 ½ in the ﬁnal whilst Ballochmyle, who lost in the ﬁnal of the competition in 2014, won the Under 16 Knockout Trophy, beating Ayr Belleisle in the 2015 ﬁnal by 3 – 1. Jordan Fraser (Ayr Belleisle) had a dramatic victory over Graeme Greer (Prestwick St Nicholas) to win the Champion Of Champions Trophy, ﬁghting back from two down with three to play to secure the title with a winning birdie on the closing hole.
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AYRSHIRE LADIES GOLF The 2015 Ayrshire Ladies County Championship was contested over Western Gailes in April, with Catherine Malcolm of Prestwick St Cuthbert winning her third county championship title, a remarkable 23 years after her last championship win in 1992.
Wins over Katie McGarva (Troon Ladies) and Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) in the opening rounds saw Malcolm face leading qualiﬁer Emma Hale (Troon Ladies) in the semi ﬁnal, and a win on the ﬁnal green set up a showdown with defending champion Linzi Allan (West Kilbride) in the ﬁnal.
The ﬁnal proved to be close throughout and a birdie three at the sixteenth put Malcolm one hole ahead with two to play. Malcolm missed an opportunity to win at the seventeenth, and a brave six foot putt at the ﬁnal hole from Allan took the match into extra holes. At the 20th hole, after the ﬁrst extra hole had been halved, Allan looked to be ﬁrm favourite after Malcolm took a penalty drop after a poor tee shot, but a superbly holed chip from oﬀ the back of the green for par gave Malcolm an unlikely half, and she took full advantage, recording a solid par to win the tie and the title at the third extra hole. The Ayrshire Ladies County team hosted the West Area Inter County matches at Loudoun in June, and completed three wins from three to win the title for only the third time in 20 years, following their previous wins in 2003 and 2011. The successful team who represented Ayrshire were :Jenny Linklater, Audrey Thompson, County Captain Sheila Adams, Liz Keohone, Linzi Allan, Debbie Watt, Connie Jaﬀrey Emma Hale & County Champion Catherine Malcolm. On the opening day the team faced Dumbarton & Argyll and a 2 – 1 lead following the morning foursomes set up an opening day victory by 6 ½ - 2 ½.
Ayrshire Ladies County Team
A 3 – 0 lead in the foursomes on day two set up a 6 ½ - 2 ½ win over Lanarkshire and the excellent foursomes form was carried on into day three, a 2 ½ - ½ morning lead setting up a 5 – 4 win over Renfrewshire to complete a hat trick of wins. There were also a number of notable individual performances during the year in womans and girls golf by county players.
AYRSHIRE LADIES GOLF cont’d Connie Jaﬀrey (Troon Ladies) again represented Scotland in the European Womans Team Championship in Denmark as well as helping the Great Britain & Ireland team to the runners up spot in the Astor Trophy competition in Australia at the start of the year. In girls’ golf, Hazel McGarvie (Troon Ladies) had an Connie Jaﬀrey, Emma Hale & Hazel McGarvie outstanding year, representing Scotland at Under 18 level in
the home internationals at Lanark and in the European Girls team Championship in the Czech republic, as well as playing for Scotland schools against England. A good joint third ﬁnish in the Scottish Under 16 strokeplay early in the season was eclipsed during the British Girls Championship at West Kilbride where a superb nine under par opening round of 64 saw McGarvie ultimately win the Under 16 title and help Scotland to the team trophy during the event. Her performances during the year culminated in selection for the Great Britain & Ireland team who contested the Vagliano Trophy against Europe at Malone GC in Ireland. Like her clubmate Hazel McGarvie, Emma Hale (Troon Ladies) also represented Scotland at girls level in the Home Internationals at Lanark, the European Girls Team Championship in the Czech Republic and the Scotland schools side against England
In club golf, Kilmarnock (Barassie) won the West Of Scotland Inter Club Greenlees trophy for the ﬁrst time in their history in 2015.
Ayrshire Golf Association Fixture List 2016 ** Doc Thom Ayrshire Order OF Merit Counting Events ** Junior Order Of Merit Counting Events * Ayrshire Ladies Events
DATE MARCH 27 APRIL 04 - 09 11 - 13 17 22 – 24 24 MAY 01 02–05 08 10 15 15 22 27 – 29 29 31 – 4 June JUNE 05 05 11 13 - 18 14 18 19 20 – 22 26 27 JULY 03 03 07 09 10 11 12 12 12-13 14-17 18 19 19-21 22 25 25 – 30 26 31
Ayrshire Vs South Of Scotland
**Scottish Boys Championship * Ayrshire Ladies County Championship Ayrshire Boys Team Championship Helen Holm Scottish Open Strokeplay **Ayrshire Strokeplay Championship
Murcar Prestwick Irvine Ravenspark Royal Troon Prestwick St Cuthbert
* West of Scotland Ladies Championship **Ayrshire Matchplay Championship Innes McQueen Trophy – AGA Vs ALCGA * Ayrshire Ladies County Foursomes **Hillhouse Cup Ayrshire U18 Vs. Glasgow U18 **West Of Scotland Strokeplay **Scottish Strokeplay Championship **West Kilbride Mens Open Scottish Womans Amateur Champuionship
Bonnyton Western Gailes Loudoun (14.00) Caprington Royal Troon Cathkin Braes Loudoun Gullane No 1 West Kilbride West Kilbride
**Belleisle Cup Scottish Boys Area Team Championship **Ayr Seaﬁeld Open **The Amateur Championship * Ayrshire Ladies Quaich **The McGilchrist Cup Ayrshire U18 Vs. Renfrewshire U18 * Womans West District Inter County Matches ** Byrne Howard Junior Open * Kennedy Salver – Girls Inter County Matches
Ayr Belleisle Grangemouth Ayr Seaﬁeld Royal Porthcawl Prestwick St Nicholas Ardeer Ayr Belleisle Douglas Park Royal Troon Loudoun
** Tom Lehman Junior Open Ayrshire Club Championship ** Largs Junior Open **Brunston Castle Open **The Gowf Cup ** West Of Scotland Boys Strokeplay * Ayrshire Ladies Summer Meeting Ayrshire Seniors Championship ** West Of Scotland Boys Matchplay The Open Championship ** Loudoun Junior Open ** Harris Boys Open ** Scottish Boys Open Strokeplay ** Troon Welbeck Junior Open ** Prestwick St Nicholas Junior Open **Scottish Amateur Championship ** Pollock Trophy Junior Open Ayrshire U18 Vs.Stirlingshire U18
Troon Municipal Brunston Castle Largs Brunston Castle Loudoun Mount Ellen Eastwood Ballochmyle Mount Ellen Royal Troon Loudoun West Kilbride Lanark Troon Welbeck Prestwick St Nicholas Royal Aberdeen Kilmarnock (Barassie) Largs
Ayrshire Golf Association Fixture List 2016 ** Doc Thom Ayrshire Order OF Merit Counting Events ** Junior Order Of Merit Counting Events * Ayrshire Ladies Events
DATE AUGUST 01 04 05 07 08 08 - 11 09 09 – 14 11 12 12 13 14 21 21 SEPTEMBER 02 – 04 11 11 11 13 17 18 18 25 25 25 25 OCTOBER 02 02 09 09 16 16
** Turnberry Junior Open ** Ayrshire Boys Championship Champion Of Champions Semi Finals **Stevenson Trophy ** Ballochmyle Junior Open ** Ayrshire Boys Matchplay * Ayrshire Ladies Coronation Medals ** Boys Amateur Championship ** Ayr Belleisle Junior Open ** Prestwick Boys Open Champion Of Champions Final ** Troon St Meddans Open ** Ballochmyle Rosebowl Ayrshire U18 Vs. Lanarkshire U18 **Viking Krus
Turnberry Kintyre Loudoun Royal Troon Girvan Ballochmyle Prestwick Prestwick St Cuthbert Muirﬁeld / Renaissance Ayr Seaﬁeld Prestwick St Cuthbert Royal Troon Troon Municipal Ballochmyle Colville Park Largs
Scottish Area team Championship Ayrshire U18 Vs.Dumbartonshire U18 AJGL Under 16 Knockout Final AJGL Wallce Thornton Troophy Final * Ayrshire Ladies Thistle Brooches **Arrol Cup Ayrshire A Vs. Glasgow A Ayrshire Y Vs. Glasgow Y AJGL Champions Of Champions Final Ayrshire Junior Golf League Final. Ayrshire A Vs. Stirlingshire A Ayrshire Y Vs. Stirlingshire Y
Dalmahoy Annanhill Kilmarnock (Barassie) Kilmarnock (Barassie) West Kilbride Prestwick St Nicholas Troon Portland Cowglen Kilmarnock (Barassie) Kilmarnock (Barassie) Glenbervie Rowallan Castle
Ayrshire A Vs. Lanarkshire A Ayrshire Y Vs. Lanarkshire Y Ayrshire A Vs. Renfrewshire A Ayrshire Y Vs. Renfrewshire Y Ayrshire A Vs. Dumbartonshire A Ayrshire Y Vs. Dumbartonshire Y
West Kilbride (1200) Airdrie Irvine Greenock Cardross Troon Darley
AYRSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION – ROLL OF HONOUR
AYRSHIRE STROKEPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP 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
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. Bunting (Ballochmyle) D. Murdoch (Prestwick St. Cuthbert) G.C. Evans (West Kilbride)
1983 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 2015
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) T. McInally (Loudoun)
AYRSHIRE MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992
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)
1973 1974 1975 1976
David Little (Prestwick St. Cuthbert) Matt. 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)
1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
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) M. Smyth (Royal Troon)
DOC THOM ORDER OF MERIT
1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 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 2015
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) 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 Competition
1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
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 Prestwick St. Cuthbert
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Irvine Ballochmyle Irivne Largs Prestwick St. Nicholas Irvine Irvine Ravenspark Irvine
1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
D. Glass (Prestwick St. Cuthbert) D. Glass (Prestwick St. Cuthbert) D.J. Miller (Kilmarnock Barassie) C.R. Savala (Prestwick St. Nicholas) B.H. McGunnigle (Lamlash) S. Pennington (Troon St. Meddans) A. Fraser (Annanhill) T. McInally (Loudoun) T. McInally (Loudoun) T. McInally (Loudoun) B. Moore (Largs) J. Cairney (Irvine Ravenspark) P. Moultrie (Troon Portland) T. McInally (Loudoun) T. McInally (Loudoun) S. Brown (Turnberry) S. McEwan (Caprington) S. McEwan (Loudoun) G. Bryden (Girvan) P. Moultrie (Royal Troon)
AYRSHIRE FOURBALL CHAMPIONSHIP 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
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 Brunston Castle
AYRSHIRE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Prestwick Loudoun Ballochmyle Girvan Turnberry Prestwick Largs
AYRSHIRE SCRATCH (SUMMER) LEAGUES 2003 2004 2005 2006 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Ballochmyle Ballochmyle Troon Welbeck Ballochmyle Division 1 Troon Welbeck Loudoun Loudoun Irvine Irvine
2007 2008 2009 2010 Division 2 Ballochmyle West Kilbride Ballochmyle Prestwick St Cuthbert Turnberry
Division 3 Prestwick St. Cuthbert Largs Girvan Turnberry Troon St Meddans
Irvine Troon Welbeck Loudoun Kilmarnock (Barassie) Division 4 Prestwick St. Nicholas Girvan Turnberry Troon St Meddans Rowallan Castle
Division 5 Girvan Rowallan Castle Doon Valley Brunston Castle No Competition
AYRSHIRE SENIORS CHAMPIONSHP 1991 1992 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 2000 2003
Alec McIntosh (Prestwick St. Cuthbert) William Wilson (Largs Routenburn) John Boyd (Prestwick St. Cuthbert) Cameron Greer (West Kilbride) Leslie Crawford (Kilmarnock Barassie) Matt Lygate (Troon Portland) Matt Lygate (Troon Portland) Cameron Greer (West Kilbride) Frank Moore (Irvine)
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. Martin (Dalry HS) John S. Martin (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. Stratton (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. Scott (Turnberry) Calum Innes (West Kilbride) Alexander McCristie (Loudoun)
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Ronnie Potts (Irvine Ravenspark) Ronnie Young (Irvine) George Millard (Irvine Ravenspark) Tom McKay (Annanhill) Billy Moore (Loudoun) Andy Gilchrist (Loudoun) Allan J Merry (West Kilbride) Iain McKenzie (Annanhill)
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 2015
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) Scott 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) Scott 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)
AYRSHIRE BOYS MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 2003
David Wallace (Ballochmyle) Ruaridh McIntyre (Millport) Hugh McKibbin (Caprington) Richard Hall (West Kilbride) Robert Gould (Caprington) Joe Gilligan (Troon Welbeck) Tommy McInally (Loudoun) Scott Cairns (Kilmarnock Barassie) John Doolan (Ayr Dalmilling) Gordon Fraser (Troon Welbeck) Ian Guthrie (Ballochmyle) Nicky Sinclair (Kilmarnock Barassie)
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Robert McKnight (Kilmarnock Barassie) Steven McEwan (Kilmarnock Barassie) Jamie Mackay (Kilmarnock Barassie) John Shanks (Ardeer) Euan Brown (Kilmarnock Barassie) Scott Brown (Turnberry) Jack McDonald (Kilmarnock Barassie)
2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Jamie Murchie (Lamlash) Euan Brown (Kilmarnock Barassie) Kyle Smith (Kilmarnock Barassie) Malcolm Pennycott (Whiting Bay) Scott 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)
AYRSHIRE JUNIOR ORDER OF MERIT TROPHY 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Charlie Macneal (Troon Welbeck) David Wilson (Troon Welbeck) Greg Telfer (Prestwick St Cuthbert) Conor McKay (Loudoun) Jack Thomas (Irvine) Euan Ferguson (Turnberry)
AYRSHIRE LADIES COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 – 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972
Miss Jean McCulloch (West Kilbride) Miss Jean McCulloch (West Kilbride) Miss Cissy Martin (Prestwick St Nicholas) Miss Joan M Gow (Prestwick St Nicholas) Miss Jean McCulloch (West Kilbride) Miss Jean McCulloch (West Kilbride) Mrs George Coats (Prestwick St Nicholas) Mrs Walter Greenlees (Troon) Mrs Walter Greenlees (Troon) Miss Jean McCulloch (West Kilbride) Miss Jean McCulloch (West Kilbride) Mrs J. B. Walker (Troon) Mrs A.M. Holm (Troon) Mrs A.M. Holm (Troon) Mrs J.B. Walker (Troon) Mrs J.B. Walker (Troon) Miss Betty Henderson (Prestwick St Nicholas) No competition due to the war Mrs A.M. Holm (Troon) Mrs A.M. Holm (Troon) Mrs Q. McCall (West Kilbride) Mrs A.M. Holm (Troon) Mrs A.M. Holm (Troon) Mrs J. Park (Troon) Mrs B. Singleton (Prestwick St Nicholas) Mrs J. Wylie (Troon) Mrs Q. McCall (West Kilbride) Mrs B. Singleton (Prestwick St Nicholas) Mrs B. Singleton (Prestwick St Nicholas) Mrs B. Singleton (Prestwick St Nicholas) Mrs B. Singleton (Prestwick St Nicholas) Miss J.K. Hastings (Troon Bentinck) Miss J.K. Hastings (Troon Bentinck) Mrs B. Singleton (Prestwick St Nicholas) Miss J.K. Hastings (Troon Bentinck) Miss J.K. Hastings (Troon Bentinck) Mrs I.D. Hamilton (Troon) Miss J.K. Hastings (Troon Bentinck) Miss J.K. Hastings (Troon Bentinck) Mrs I.D. Hamilton (Troon) Miss I.H. Wylie (West Kilbride) Miss I.H. Wylie (West Kilbride) Miss I.H. Wylie (West Kilbride) Miss I.H. Wylie (West Kilbride)
1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1983 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 2015
Miss I.H. Wylie (West Kilbride) Mrs J.M. Sharp (Troon) Miss S.C. Lambie (Troon) Miss S.C. Lambie (Troon) Miss T.M. Walker (Troon) Miss S.C. Lambie (Troon) Miss S.C. Lambie (Troon) Miss A.M. Gemmill (Barassie) Miss A.M. Gemmill (Barassie) Miss Alison Gemmill (Barassie) Miss Alison Gemmill (Barassie) Miss Alison Gemmill (Barassie) Miss Alison Gemmill (Barassie) Miss Jane M. Leishman (Turnberry) Miss Alison Gemmill (Barassie) Miss Alison Gemmill (Barassie) Mrs Marian Wilson (Turnberry) Miss Alison Gemmill (Barassie) Miss Catherine Gibson (Prestwick St Cuthbert) Miss Alison Gemmill (Barassie) Miss Catherine Gibson (Prestwick St Cuthbert) Mrs Marian Wilson (Girvan) Miss Alison Gemmill (Barassie) Miss Roslyn Kennedy (Troon) Miss Alison Gemmill (Barassie) Miss Alison Gemmill (Barassie) Miss S.C. Lambie (Troon Ladies) Miss S.C. Lambie (Troon Ladies) Miss Roslyn Kennedy (Troon) Mrs Elizabeth Keohone (Loudoun) Ms Sharon C. Lambie (Troon Ladies) Miss Laura Moﬀat (West Kilbride) Mrs Alex Glennie (P. St Nicholas) Miss L Hendry (Routenburn) Miss L Hendry (Routenburn) Miss L Hendry (Routenburn) Miss M Macpherson (L G C Troon) Miss L Hendry (Routenburn) Miss L Hendry (Routenburn) Miss R McQueen (Troon Ladies) Miss L Hendry (Routenburn) Miss C Jaﬀrey (L G C Troon) Miss L Allan (West Kilbride) Mrs C Malcolm (Prestwick St Cuthbert)