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Sunday, April 30, 2017

AYRSHIRE SCRATCH LEAGUES - New Cumnock withdraw from 2017 competition.

New Cumnock have withdrawn from the 2017 Ayrshire Scratch league competition due to difficulties anticipated in fielding a team throughout the campaign.

Rather than begin their fixture and having to withdraw mid way through the season, the club rightly decided to withdraw before the fixtures began.

The withdrawal of New Cumnock leaves five teams chasing the Division 4 title this year.

In Division 4, Tam O Shanter got off to a winning start with a 4.5 - 1.5 home win over Moorpark in their first fixture of the season, played recently.

The only other result returned this week was in Division 1 where Wet Kilbride and Turnberry shared the spoils at the Seamill course in a 3 - 3 draw.




AYRSHIRE HANDICAP LEAGUE - Opening matches under way

A number of early matches have been completed in the new Ayrshire Handicap League recently.

In section B, Rowallan Castle's opening win at Moorpark was tempered when they slipped to a 4 - 2 home defeat at the hands of Beith in their second match.

In section C, Largs Routenburn opened their title bid with a 3.5 - 2.5 home win over Troon merchants

PRESIDENT'S PUTTER - opening round completed in handicap club team knockout competition.

The opening two matches in the 2017 Ayrshire handicap club team knockout competition for the President's putter have been completed.

Crosshouse had an away win against Troon Welbeck and will be at home to Ayr dalmilling in the second round after the dalmilling team had a home win over Brusnton Castle in round 1.

All second round matches are due to be completed by 28th May.

The full second round draw is :-


2nd Round
Played By:- 28th May 2017
Crosshouse
Ayr Dalmilling
Auchenharvie
Abbotsford
Loudoun
Prestwick St Nicholas
Irvine Ravenspark
Ballochmyle
Troon St Meddans
West Kilbride
Muirkirk
Drongan
Braehead
Skelmorlie
Ayr Seafield
Moorpark
Troon Portland
NB Parkstone
Ardeer
Tam 'O' Shanter
Ayr Belleisle
Caprington
Stewarton
Prestwick St Cuthbert
Ayr Neptune
Rowallan Castle
Troon Merchants
Turnberry
Kilmarnock Barassie
New Cumnock
Kilbirnie Place
Girvan

AYRSHIRE FOURBALL CHAMPIONSHIP - Round two line up confirmed

The line up for the second round of the 2017 Ayrshire Fourball Championship has now been confirmed.

In the outstanding first round ties, Gordon & Ian McKenzie (Annanhuill) had a walkover against Tommy & James O'Ware (Braehead) and now travel to irvine in the next round.

Graeme Kerr & Gerry Reid (Alton) hand a 4 & 3 win away against Steven Jackson & Andy Graham (Wallacetown) and now host Irvine Ravenspark in round two whilst John McBean & Andy Brown (Ayr Belleisle) will travel to meet Drongan in round two following their opening round win at the 19th hole over John & Scott Bunyan (Tam O Shanter).

Seamus Connor & Stuart Horsburgh (Malletsheugh) are through to the third round. They were due to play either Auchenhavie 88 or Troon St Meddans in round two, but both teams were scratched by the organisers after no result was reported between the teams and repeated attempts by the organisers to contact the teams involved proved fruitless.

The full draw for round two, which is to be played by 28th May, is :-


2nd Round3rd Round
Played By:- 28th May 2017Played By:- 25th June 2017
Steven Wells & Gordon Storar
Irvine
Gordon McKenzie & Ian McKenzie
Annahill
Robert Martin & Andrew McBorland
Ayr Carrick
Scott Cairns & Martin Cairns
Kilbirnie
Lee McGukin & Robert McGukin
Doon Valley
David Addison & Philip Rooney
Rowallan Castle
Graeme Kerr & Gerry Reid
Alton
Archie McKie & Archie McKie
(Irvine Ravenspark)
Drew McCutcheon & Colin Pettigrew
Drongan
John McBean & Adrew Brown
Ayr Belleisle
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Seamus Connor & Stuart Horsburgh
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Seamus Connor & Stuart Horsburgh
Malletsheugh
Malletsheugh
Adam Porter & Neil Stevenson
Ardeer
John McNair & Stephen Miller
Ballochmyle
John Toal & Kevin Campbell
Glacier
Craig Stevenson & Andy McConnell
Crosshouse
Graham Anderson & Graham Todd
Skelmorlie
Stuart Wilson & Ross Livingston
Troon Portland
Alan Pole & Martin Cairns
Prestwick St Nicholas
Tont Storrie & Robbie O'Brien
Ayr Seafield
Ian Smith & Steven Miller
Troon Welbeck
Hugh Fyfe & Bobby Hill
Muirkirk
Robert Liddell & William Smith
Robert Liddell & William Smith
Caprington (3/2)
Eric Borland & James Bryden
Caprington
The Chase
Douglas McCormick & Jamie McCrindle
Brunston Castle
James Ross & Billy Whitten
Kilmarnock Barassie
Stephen Roarty & Paul Arnott
Prestwick St Cuthbert
Willima Loghran & Kevin Rowe
Largs Routenburn
Tom McClements & John Mansfield
Troon Merchants
Graeme Warnock & Criag Barr
NB Parkstone
Robert Stewart & Tony Kelly
Moorpark
Sean Hedger & Brendan Tumilty
West Kilbride

WEST OF SCOTLAND LEAGUES - Ayrshire Under 18 team beaten in opening match at Erskine

The Ayrshire Under 18 team suffered defeat in their opening match of the 2017 West Of Scotland Inter County Under 18 League on Sunday 30th April, going down by 5 - 3 away from home to Renfrewshire at Erskine.

The Ayrshire team lost all four of the opening under 16 ties and despite three wins in the under 18 ties, a heavy defeat for Ewan Milligan signalled defeat for the team overall.

Match details (Renfrewshire team first) :-

Johnathan Murphy (Erskine) beat Sean Addie (Ayr Belleisle) by 3 & 1
Cameron Johnstone (Eastwood) beat Ruben Lindsay (Ayr Belleisle) by 2 & 1
Roddy McAuley (Fereneze) beat Ross McDonald (Kilmarnock Barassie) by 4 & 3
Aidan O'Hagan (Old Ranfurly) beat John McCracken (Irvine) by 8 & 7
Greg McCaffer (Whitecraigs) lost to Jack Broun (Turnberry) by 3 & 1
Euan McNeill (Lochwinnoch) beat Ewan Milligan (Kilmarnock Barassie) by 7 & 6
Kevan Ingram (Port Glasgow) lost to lost to Robbie Muir (Kilmarnock Barassie) by 4 & 2
Ibrahim Hussain (Eastwood) lost to Euan Ferguson (Turnberry) by 1 hole.

RENFREWSHIRE   5   AYRSHIRE    3

Ayrshire's next match is on Sunday 11th June when they travel to meet Stirlingshire at Strathkendrick

AYRSHIRE HANDICAP STROKEPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP - Places still available for Rowallan Castle

The inaugural Ayrshire Handicap Strokeplay Championship will be held at Rowallan Castle Golf Club on Sunday 25th June.

Preferred tmes, which will be allocated on a first come first served basis, are still available.

The championship is open to any male golfer who is a member of an Ayrshire Golf Association affiliated club.

There are a number of voucher prizes available in two handicap classes.

The maximum handicap for entrants is 24.

Entry forms should be available through club secretaries, and can also be downloaded via the link on the left of this page under the 'entry forms' heading.  

THE AYRSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION
PRESENT

THE 2017 AYRSHIRE
HANDICAP STROKEPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP
AT
ROWALLAN CASTLE GOLF CLUB
BY KIND PERMISSION
ON
SUNDAY 25th JUNE 2017
(OVER 18 HOLES HANDICAP STROKEPLAY)
**********
ENTRY FEE £ 10.00

HANDICAP LIMIT : 24

**********
ENTRY MAY BE LIMITED TO 120 PLAYERS - TO BE DETERMINED BY DATE OF ENTRY

All entrants must be members of clubs fully affiliated to The Ayrshire Golf Association
**********

THE WINNER WILL RECEIVE A MEDAL FOR RETENTION

IN ADDITION PRIZE VOUCHERS WILL BE AWARDED IN TWO HANDICAP CATEGORIES
0 – 12 AND 13 – 24

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ENTRY FORMS AVAILABLE FROM CLUB SECRETARIES
OR THE A.G.A. SECRETARY
ALASDAIR MALCOLM
17 AUCHINCRUIVE AVENUE, PRESTWICK, KA9 2DT
(PLEASE ENCLOSE A STAMPED ADDRESSED ENVELOPE)

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CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES: - NOON ON SATURDAY 10th JUNE 2017

PLEASE NOTE : COMPETITORS ARE REQUIRED TO OBEY CLUB RULES REGARDING DRESS

BOTH ON THE COURSE AND IN THE CLUBHOUSE

AYRSHIRE SENIORS CHAMPIONSHIP - Entries filling up for Ayr Seafield

Tee times for the 2017 Ayrshire Seniors Championship, to be held at Ayr Seafield golf course on Tuesday 18th July are filling up.

Preferred tee times are being allocated on a first come first served basis.

The championship is open to any male golfer aged 55 years or over on the day of the competition, who is a member of an Ayrshire Golf Association affiliated club.

The Sandy Provan Trophy will be won by the player returning the best nett score of the competition whilst there are also voucher prizes for the best scratch score and the top three scores in each of three age categories.

In addition this year, there will be two nearest the pin prizes as well as a magic two's competition.

Entry forms should be available through club secretaries, and can also be downloaded via the link on the left of this page under the 'entry forms' heading.


THE AYRSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION
PRESENT

THE 2017 AYRSHIRE
SENIORS CHAMPIONSHIP
For the Sandy Provan Trophy
AT
AYR SEAFIELD GOLF COURSE
BY KIND PERMISSION
ON
TUESDAY 18th JULY 2017
(OVER 18 HOLES HANDICAP STROKEPLAY)
**********
ENTRY FEE £ 10.00

MINIMUM AGE LIMIT: 55 years of age on the day of the competition

HANDICAP LIMIT : 24

**********
ENTRY MAY BE LIMITED TO 78 PLAYERS - TO BE DETERMINED BY DATE OF ENTRY

All entrants must be members of clubs fully affiliated to The Ayrshire Golf Association
**********
THE WINNER WILL RETAIN THE SANDY PROVAN TROPHY
FOR ONE YEAR AND WILL RECEIVE A MEDAL FOR RETENTION

IN ADDITION PRIZE VOUCHERS WILL BE AWARDED FOR BEST SCRATCH SCORE
AND ON HANDICAP BASIS IN THREE AGE GROUP CATEGORIES

**********
ENTRY FORMS AVAILABLE FROM CLUB SECRETARIES
OR THE A.G.A. SECRETARY
ALASDAIR MALCOLM
17 AUCHINCRUIVE AVENUE, PRESTWICK, KA9 2DT
(PLEASE ENCLOSE A STAMPED ADDRESSED ENVELOPE)

**********
CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES: - NOON ON SATURDAY 1st JULY 2017

PLEASE NOTE : COMPETITORS ARE REQUIRED TO OBEY CLUB RULES REGARDING DRESS

BOTH ON THE COURSE AND IN THE CLUBHOUSE

Friday, April 28, 2017

SCOTTISH SENIORS GOLF - Paul Moultrie shares Spring Meeting spoils at Monifieth

Paul Moultrie (Royal Troon) and Aberdeen businessman Nick Robson (Meldrum House)shared top place with one-under-par 36 hole aggregates of 141 in the Scottish Seniors Golfing Society Sprint Meeting at Monifieth Links, sponsored by McCrea Finacial Services, which finished on Friday 28th April.

(Report courtesy of the Cal Carson Golf Agency)

Robson, who won the event 12 months ago, had to come from behind with an excellent second-round 67 (34-33), which included five birdies, including the par-5 18th, to tie with his +2 handicap rival from Ayrshire. 

Moultrie, who had a 70 in the second round having led the field after day one., did well to recover from a double bogey 6 at the third and a bogey at the fourth. He had four birdies, three of them in succession (12-13-14) in an inward 32.

They headed a field of 141 players, possibly the strongest field to play an SSGS event, with 26 players having a handicap of scratch or better.

Thursday's strong wind had died down to a gentle breeze and scoring conditions were a bit easier. Play offs and better second rounds do not apply to SSGS events, and the Order of Merit points and prize money are shared.

Maurice Lindsay (Broughty), Stewart Henderson (Hamilton) and Mike Rust (Tillicoultry) shared third place on 146.

The Bronze Medal for best net score was won by five-handicap Keith McAllister (South Shields) with a total of 141.  Colin Halcrow (Windyhill) (4) and Mike Hall (Stirling) (7) shared second place on 142.

Wilson Morton (Dunbar) had a hole in one at the 14th (158yd) hole, using a seven-iron.
German golf company JuCad have donated a top quality electric trolley to the Society as a hole in one prize for the 2017 events.  In the event that further holes in one are scored this season, there will be a draw after finals day.

Leading final scores :-
Par 142 (2x71). SSS 72 CSS 74 73

141 - N Robson (Meldrum House) 74 67, P Moultrie (Royal Troon) 71 70.
146 - M Lindsay (Broughty) 76 70, S Henderson (Hamilton) 73 73, M Rust (Tillicoultry) 75 71.
147 - I Brotherston (Dumfries and Co) 75 72, D Shields (Glenearn) 75 72, L Chancellor (Inverness) 72 75, G Bell (Downfield) 72 75, D Hamilton (Mortonhall) 73 74, J McArthur (St Andrews New) 73 74.
148 - G Tough (Edzell) 76 72, R Jenkins (Royal Troon) 75 73.
149 - B Humble (Kilspindie) 79 70, R W Smith (Nairn) 77 72, G MacDonald (Glenbervie) 74 75.

Other Ayrshire scores :-

154 - B Bingham (Royal Troon) 77 77
155 - G Cochran (Irvine Ravenspark) 76 79
156 - T Sirel (Largs) 80 76.
158 - D J Miller (Kilmarnock Barassie) 79 79

Monday, April 24, 2017

AYRSHIRE LEAGUES - Both scratch and handicap league campaigns are under way

Both the Ayrshire Scratch and Ayrshire Handicap League competitions are under way, with a few matches having been played to date.

In league B of the Handicap League, Rowallan Castle opened with a narrow 3.5 - 2.5 victory away from home against Moorpark.

In League C, Auchenharvie got off to a good start on Sunday 23rd April with a 4.5 - 1.5 home win over Prestwick St Cuthbert, whilst in League D tam O Shanter also started with a home win, by 3.5 - 2.5 over Annanhill.

In the Scratch Leagues, two Division 4 fixtures have been played with largs Routenburn edging out their visitors Crosshouse by 3.5 - 2.5 whilsy Moorpark fought out a 3 - 3 draw with their visitors from Brunston Castle.

AYRSHIRE CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS - Two more through to last sixteen

Two more players are through to the last sixteen of the 2017 Ayrshire Champion Of Champions Trophy competition.


James McMurdo (Ballochmyle) received a walkover from his opponent Robert Murdoch (Doon Valley) and will be at home to either Graeme Gimson (Prestwick St Cuthbert) or Martin Moore (Tam O Shanter) in the third round.

Also through is Iain Fraser (Troon Portland) following his 4 & 3 'local derby' win over Andrew Gilligan (Troon St Meddans) over the Troon Lochgreen course. Fraser will be at home in round three against either Steven Arrandale (The Chase) or Sandy Walker (Kilmarnock Barassie)

AYRSHIRE FOURBALL CHAMPIONSHIP - Caprington through to round three

Robert Liddell & William Smith (Caprington) have booked their place in the third round of the 2017 Ayrshire Fourball Championship.

A 3 & 2 home win over Eric Borland & James Bryden (The Chase) saw the Kilmarnock club's pairing into the last 16.

In the first round ties played recently, Robert Martin & Andrew McBorland (Ayr Carrick) beat Brian Richmond & Callum Watson (Stewarton) to secure a home tie in round two against Scott & Martin Cairns (Kilbirnie) following the Kilbirnie pair's 4 & 3 win over Craig & Hugh Watson (Abbtsford) in the opening round.

Steven Wells & Gordon Storar (Irvine) won by a single hole against Keith McKenzie & Colin Yair (Ayr Neptune) at Ayr, and are at home in round two to either Annanhill or Braehead.

David Addison & Philip Rooney (Rowallan Castle) had a crushing 8 & 6 victory over Ian Barr & Allan Madden (Largs) in round one and will now travel to play the Doon Valley representatives in the second round.

Also through to the second round, where they will be at home to either Ayr Belleisle or Tam O Shanter, is Drew McCutcheon & Colin Pettigrew (Drongan), following their 3 & 2 win away from home against Frank Milloy & James Anderson (Loudoun) in round one.

With all first round ties due to be completed by Sunday 23rd April, five results have still to be notified to the tournament administrator.

Results of the undernoted ties are awaited :-

Annanhill Vs. Braehead

Alton Vs. Wallacetown

Ayr Belleisle Vs. Tam O Shanter

Auchenharvie 88 Vs. Troon St Meddans

Malletsheugh Vs. New Cumnock

2017 AYRSHIRE JUNIOR TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP - First time triumph for Turnberry at Caprington

2017 Ayrshire Junior Team Champions
Turnberry GC
Turnberry Golf Club won the Ayrshire Junior team Championship title for the first time on Sunday 23rd April, when the 2017 event was played at Caprington Golf Club, Kilmarnock.





Prestwick Circuits Trophy
Winner
Jack Broun
In sunny but increasingly breezy conditions, a 76 by Euan Ferguson and a 74 from Kieren Beauchamp were added to a superb level par 68 from Jack Broun to give Turnberry a team total of 218 and victory by ten shots. In the three score from four format, Kyle Brown's 79 was the non counting score.

Runners up in the scratch event were defending champions Kilmarnock (Barassie) with Robbie Muir (76), Ewan Milligan (72), Ben Watson (83) and Ross McDonald (80) combining for a team total of 228.

Jack Broun's effort was good enough to win him the Prestwick Circuits Trophy for the best individual scratch score of the day.





Andrew D Nimmo Trophy Winners
Caprington GC

In the handicap event, David Stark of Caprington posted a nett 64 off his 11 handicap in the first match of the day, which remained unbeated all day, giving him the Carrick Trophy for the best individual nett score. Jamie McKinnon added a nett 73 and Cameron Shanks a nett 81 but the efforts of Jack Park, playing off 25, in returning a nett 67 ensured that the host club would win the Andrew D Nimmo Trophy for the best handicap team return of the day with 204.




Carrick Trophy Winner
David Stark

Park also won the prize for the best nett score returned from the 10 - 28 handicap bracket whilst Ewan Milligan took the 0 - 9 handicap prize with a nett 69.

The Competition Standard Scratch score for the competition remained at 69 for all competitors.

At the conclusion of the championship, Ayrshire Golf Association President John Rushbury was assisted by Caprington GC Captain Hugh McIntosh in presenting the prizes and trophies to the succesful players and teams.



FINAL SCORES

Turnberry
Players Name
Gross
Handicap
Nett
Euan Ferguson
76
2
74
Jack Broun
68
-1
69
Kyle Brown
79
5
74
Kieran Beauchamp
74
5
69
Totals
218

212
Kilmarnock Barassie
Players Name
Gross
Handicap
Nett
Robbie Muir
76
2
74
Ewan Milligan
72
3
69
Ben Watson
83
10
73
Ross McDonald
80
8
72
Totals
228

214




Troon Welbeck
Players Name
Gross
Handicap
Nett
Alyx Murray
77
0
77
Blair Fleming
79
5
74
Liam Kirkham
86
9
77
Fraser Russell
N/R
9
N/R
Totals
242

228
Caprington
Players Name
Gross
Handicap
Nett
David Stark
75
11
64
Jamie McKinnon
84
11
73
Cameron Shanks
97
16
81
Jack Park
92
25
67
Totals
251

204
Irvine
Players Name
Gross
Handicap
Nett
John McCracken
83
9
74
Scott Murray
86
12
74
Ben McGregor
86
11
75
David Walker
97
18
79
Totals
255

223




Loudoun
Players Name
Gross
Handicap
Nett
Greg Hampshire
85
11
74
Ryan Kennedy
97
27
70
Rob Yorston
82
11
71
Jamie Robertson
89
21
68
Totals
256

209
Ballochmyle
Players Name
Gross
Handicap
Nett
Lewis McMillan
89
9
80
Christopher Hunter
86
11
75
Jack Allan
87
16
71




Totals
262

226
Prestwick St Cutbert
Players Name
Gross
Handicap
Nett
Adam Carballo
87
12
75
Grant Paterson
89
15
74
Katy Hill
87
13
74
Blair Rankin
100
26
74
Totals
263

222
Ayr Belleisle
Players Name
Gross
Handicap
Nett
Sean Addie
75
6
69
John Lomas
77
7
70
John Kelly
N/R
12
N/R
Callum Byres
111
17
94
Totals
263

233
West Kilbride
Players Name
Gross
Handicap
Nett
Craig McDonald
93
9
84
Scott Newman
88
13
75
Kyle McCaig
89
11
78
Lyall Jack
91
18
73
Totals
268

226


The Trophy Winners with Caprington GC Captain Hugh McIntosh and  Ayrshire President John Rushbury