ALL THE LATEST NEWS ON AMATEUR GOLF IN AYRSHIRE

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

AYRSHIRE BOYS TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP - entry forms for 2016 event sent to clubs

Entry forms for the 2016 Ayrshire Boys Team Championship have been emailed to all relevant club secretaries, and Ayrshire Junior Golf League representatives.

The 2016 championship will be held on Sunday 17th April at Irvine Ravenspark Golf Club.

Kilmarnock (Barassie) are the holders of the Scratch Team Championship award, the Matt Lygate Trophy, whilst Irvine will defend the Andrew D Nimmo Trophy and handicap team title.

Also up for grabs during the championship are the individual Prestwick Circuits and Carrick trophies, held by Hamish Mills (Largs) and Scott Murray (Irvine) respectively.

Entry fee for the event is £25 per club and entries close on Sunday 3rd April.

Any club secretary whose club has junior members and who has not received the entry form by email should contact the Area Secretary direct, and a further copy will be forwarded.


JUNIOR COACHING - Club Coaching Grant scheme continued in 2016

The Ayrshire Golf Association Club Coaching Grant scheme has been continued for 2016, with application forms now available.


A.G.A member clubs can apply for a coaching grant of up to £150 which, when approved, will be paid direct to the nominated professional on completion of the agreed coaching programme.

The application form can be downloaded direct from this page via the link under the 'Juniors Info' heading, and has also been forwarded to all club secretaries and Ayrshire Junior Golf League representatives.

Funds, which are limited, will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Monday, February 08, 2016

AYRSHIRE CHAMPIONSHIPS - Entries now closed for Champion Of Champions and Fourball events

Entries have now closed for the 2016 Ayrshire Champion Of Champions and Ayrshire Fourball Championship competitions.

46 players will contest the Champion Of Champions Trophy throughout the season, with the semi finals and final taking place at Royal Troon in August.

The full list of participants this year is :-

Abbotsford CRAIG ROBERTSON
Alton IAN GRIFFIN
Annanhill ANTHONY FRASER
Ardeer DEREK BALLANTYNE
Auchenharvie 88 BRIAN ROBERTSON
Ayr Belleisle JACK BROUN
Ayr Carrick CRAIG ANDERSON
Ayr Dalmilling ANDREW LINDSAY
Ayr Seafield CHRIS STIRRAT
Ballochmyle CRAIG HAMILTON
Braehead GAVIN STUART
Brunston Castle GARY STEELE
Caprington ALAN OLIVER
Crosshouse CAMPBELL McCLUSKIE
Doon Valley JOHN SLOAN
Drongan DAVID STARK
Girvan GREGOR MACKINTOSH
Irvine JOHN SHANKS
Irvine Ravenspark DARREN MALLINSON
Kilbirnie Place GORDON JOHNSTON
Kilmarnock Barassie DAVID J MILLER
Largs IAIN MACDONALD
Largs Routenburn JACK PURDIE
Loudoun PAUL DENIM
Malletsheugh DENIS TAGGART
Moorpark SCOTT McCUNE
Muirkirk STUART ANGUS
New Cumnock DEREK BRYSON
N.B. Parkstone JOHNNY O'NEIL
Prestwick St Cuthbert KEVIN FERGUSSON
Prestwick St Nicholas JAMES JOHNSTON
Rowallan Castle COLIN BERRY
Royal Troon ALISTAIR D. WRIGHT
Saxone IAIN McKENZIE
Skelmorlie SANDY RIDDELL
Stewarton ROBERT JOHNSTONE
Tam 'O' Shanter MARTIN MOORE
The Chase RICHY TAIT
Troon Portland ROBBIE STEWART
Troon St Meddans DAVID POWER
Troon Welbeck DEL CHAMBERLAIN
Turnberry GORDON BOYLE
Wallacetown THOMAS SMITH
West Kilbride DAVID CONNOLLY
Whiting Bay JAMIE MACPHERSON
Holder PAUL H. MOULTRIE

The draw for the competition will be made in the near future and sent direct to the players involved in the championship.

45 member clubs will be represented in the Ayrshire Fourball Championship in 2016, with the final anticipated to take place in September at a neutral venue.

The full list of competitors this year is :-

Abbotsford BEN COONEY
JOHN HAIR
Alton LUKE WALKER
JACK McCALL
Annanhill ALEXANDER IRVINE
MARK THOMPSON
Ardeer ALAN TOLMIE
JAMES MORGAN
Auchenharvie 88 BRIAN ROBERTSON
DAVID McNAUGHT
Ayr Belleisle DOUGIE McKINNON
TOMMY GREEN
Ayr Carrick JOHN DOOLAN
JEFF PENMAN
Ayr Dalmilling ANDREW CARSWELL
RICHARD STEVENSON
Ayr Neptune MIKE HAZLEWOOD
KEITH McKENZIE
Ayr Seafield FRANCIS McNEILLIE
GRANT WILSON
Ballochmyle JORDAN LENNOX
MARK McSEVENEY
Braehead GAVIN STUART
GARY HOWARTH
Brunston Castle DOUGLAS McCORMICK
JAMIE McCRINDLE
Caprington HALBERT OLIVER
ALAN OLIVER
Crosshouse GREG JARVIE
DAVID PARKER
Doon Valley DAVID SLOAN
JOHN BARR Jr.
Drongan STEPHEN BROWN
MALCOLM McALPINE
Girvan D HAMILTON
JAMES FYFE
Glacier JOHN WYLIE
JOHN WYLIE
Irvine STEPHEN WELLS
GORDON STORRAR
Irvine Ravenspark THOMAS REILLY
ROBERT MCNEIL
Kilbirnie Place ROBERT McCLURE
SCOTT BROWN
Kilmarnock Barassie PETER THOMSON
JUSTIN BROWN
Largs DAVID A MACDONALD
IAIN S MACDONALD
Largs Routenburn CAMERON HENDRY
ALAN BAILLIE
Loudoun RAB McKELL
NEIL CAIRNS
Malletsheugh JIM LYNCH
MICK ATKINS
Moorpark ROBERT PATERSON
ANDREW MACDONALD
Muirkirk CRAIG MENZIES
MURRAY PRINGLE
New Cumnock DAVID BAIN
BILLY SCOTT
N.B. Parkstone JOHNNY O'NEIL
IAN HARDING
Prestwick St Cuthbert STEVEN GILLIES
IAN MORRISON
Prestwick St Nicholas CHRISTOPHER IRELAND
SCOTT IRELAND
Rowallan Castle ANDREW MACLEOD
MARTIN O'BRIEN
Saxone WILLIAM CREEVY
JOHN PATERSON
Skelmorlie JOE THOMSON
DARREN BROWN
Stewarton BILLY DUMIGAN
RYAN WATSON
Tam 'O' Shanter WILLIAM THOMSON
JOSEPH GILLON
The Chase RICKY TAIT
JOHN McMAHON
Troon Merchants JOHN McMILLAN
JOHN DODD
Troon Portland VINCE GILLIGAN
MICHAEL HENDERSON
Troon St Meddans KENNY MILLIKEN
EAMONN McFADDEN
Troon Welbeck GILBERT FERGUSON
PAUL FERGUSON
Wallacetown THOMAS SMITH
ROBERT THOMAS
West Kilbride DAVID QUEEN
IAN RIDDEX

The draw for this competition will also be made in the near future and forwarded by email to all competing teams direct.



AYRSHIRE SCRATCH LEAGUES - 5 leagues in 2016 as two new teams take competing clubs up to 26

Crosshouse and Ayr Seafield have entered the Ayrshire Scratch (Summer) Leagues for the first time this year, taking the total number of competing clubs up to 26.

With the increase in numbers this year, Division 5 will be played for again in 2016, with leagues 1, 2 & 3 remaining with six teams and divisions 4 and 5 having four teams in each, with pllaces being decided on final standings in Division 4 last year.

Consequently, the composition of the five leagues in 2016 will be as follows :-

DIVISION 1
IRVINE
PRESTWICK ST CUTHBERT
KILMARNOCK BARASSIE
BALLOCHMYLE
LOUDOUN
TURNBERRY

 DIVISION 2
IRVINE RAVENSPARK
AYR BELLEISLE
WEST KILBRIDE
GIRVAN
TROON WELBECK
TROON ST MEDDANS

 DIVISION 3
ARDEER
PRESTWICK ST NICHOLAS
KILBIRNIE PLACE
CAPRINGTON
LARGS
ROWALLAN CASTLE

 DIVISION 4
NEW CUMNOCK
TAM O SHANTER
BRUNSTON CASTLE
TROON PORTLAND

 DIVISION 5
AYR DALMILLING
MOORPARK
CROSSHOUSE
AYR SEAFIELD

Information regarding the competition will be sent to nominated club representatives in the near future, at which time the due date, by which all fixture dates must be notified by competing clubs to the tournament controller, will be advised.


SCOTTISH WOMANS AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP - West Kilbride to host national championship in May

West Kilbride GC will be the venue for the 2016 Scottish Womans Amateur Championship, from 31st May to 4th June.


The championship was last played over the West Kilbride links in 1997 when Stirling's Alison Rose won the title.


Connie Jaffrey & Enmma Hale
at Prestwick in 2014

The last time the championship was held in Ayrshire was in 2014 when Connie Jaffrey of The Ladies Club, Troon was beaten in the final and her clubmate Emma Hale won the Clark Rosebowl.

With the close proximity of the championship this year, it is hoped that there will be a strong representation of Ayrshire players in the field

Entry forms can be downloaded from the Scottish Golf website or via the link below.

http://www.golfbox.dk/livescoring/tour/?language=2057#/competition/500672/info

AYRSHIRE JUNIOR ORDER OF MERIT - 19 counting events for 2016

The Ayrshire Junior Order Of Merit will have 19 counting events in 2016, with fixtures and dates being confirmed recently. 

Although some have been rescheduled within the list, the counting events this year remain the same as in 2015, with the exception of the Brunston Castle Junior Classic, which is not taking place this year.

The full list of counting events for 2016 is :-

THE AYRSHIRE JUNIOR ORDER OF MERIT
2016 COUNTING EVENTS
DAY
DATE
MONTH
EVENT
VENUE





Mon-Sat
04–09
April
SCOTTISH BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP
Murcar





Sun
26
June
BYRNE HOWARD JUNIOR OPEN
Royal Troon





Sun
3
July
TOM LEHMAN TROPHIES
Troon Municipal Courses
Thur       
7
July
LARGS JUNIOR OPEN
Largs
Monday
11
July
WEST OF SCOTLAND BOYS STROKEPLAY
Mount Ellen
Tue- Wed
12-13
July
WEST OF SCOTLAND BOYS MATCHPLAY
Mount Ellen
Mon
18
July
LOUDOUN BOYS OPEN
Loudoun
Tue
19
July
HARRIS BOYS OPEN
West Kilbride
Tue-Thu
19-21
July
SCOTTISH BOYS STROKEPLAY
Lanark
Fri
22
July
TROON WELBECK JUNIOR OPEN
Troon Darley
Mon
25
July
PRESTWICK ST. NICHOLAS JUNIOR OPEN
Prestwick St. Nicholas
Tues
26
July
POLLOCK TROPHY
Kilmarnock (Barassie)





Monday
1
August
TURNBERRY JUNIOR OPEN
Turnberry Kintyre
Thur
04
August
AYRSHIRE BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP
Loudoun
Mon
08
August
BALLOCHMYLE JUNIOR OPEN
Ballochmyle
Tue-Thu
08-11
August
AYRSHIRE BOYS MATCHPLAY
Prestwick
Mon-Sat
09–14
August
BOYS AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
Muirfield/Renaissance
Thur
11
August
AYR BELLEISLE JUNIOR OPEN
Ayr Seafield
Fri
12
August
PRESTWICK BOYS OPEN
Prestwick St. Cuthbert






Entry forms for many of these events will be available to download direct from this page, via the appropriate link on the left of the page under the 'Juniors Info And Entry Forms' heading.