ALL THE LATEST NEWS ON AMATEUR GOLF IN AYRSHIRE

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

AYRSHIRE FOURBALL CHAMPIONSHIP - Final match at Ballochmyle on Sunday 13th September

The final of the 2015 Ayrshire Fourball Championship will be held at Ballochmyle GC on Sunday 13th September, teeing off at 2.00 p.m.

The final this year features defending champions David & George McCulloch (Brunston Castle), who will face Andrew Macleod & John Cook (Rowallan Castle) in the final.

AYRSHIRE JUNIOR GOLF LEAGUE - Competition finals on 6th and 20th September

The finals of the four Ayrshire Junior Golf League events take place this month at Ballochmyle Golf Club, with the Under 16 Knockout Trophy and Wallace Thornton Trophy finals first on Sunday 6th September.

The League Championship and Champion Of Champions finals were originally scheduled for Sunday 13th September but will now be played a week later, on Sunday 20th September. On both days, the finals begin at 2.00 p.m.

The Under 16 Knockout Trophy final on Sunday 6th September will feature host club Ballochmyle, who were runjners up in the same event last year, and Ayr Belleisle.

In the semi finals Ballochmyle travelled to Irvine and recorded a 3 - 1 win whilst Ayr Belleisle had a home win, by the same score, over Troon Welbeck.

In the Wallace Thornton Trophy final, also on Sunday 6th September,  title holders irvine will face Kilmarnock (Barassie).

In the semi finals, Irvine and Loudoun fought out 2 - 2 draws both at home and away, with Irvine edging into the final by virtue of three points on the countback over individual ties.

Kilmarnock (Barassie) beat Ayr Belleisle 3.5 - 0.5 at home in the semi final and secured a 2 - 2 draw away from home to book their place in the final.

On Sunday 20th September the League Championship final will be a repeat of last year, with defending champions Kilmarnock (Barassie) facing Ayr Belleisle once again.

Graeme Greer (Prestwick St Nicholas) is through to the Champion Of Champions final following a 4 & 3 win away from home in the semi final against Robert Clark (Ballochmyle).

In the final, Greer will face either 2014 Ayrshire Boys Champion Jack Thomas of Irvine or Jordan Fraser (Ayr Belleisle).


AYRSHIRE SCRATCH LEAGUES - latest positions as competition enters final four weeks

As the competition in the four Ayrshire Scratch leagues enters the final four weeks, some of the competition for the title are becoming very closely fought.

In DIVISION 1, no further results have been reported recently, with Irvine looking likely to retain their title as Loudoun are the only team who can match their points total, though they would need to win their remaining four games by a comfortable margin.

Present positions and outstanding results/matches are :-

Played
For
Against
Points
Irvine
7
30
12
26
Pr. St Cuthbert
9
34
20
20
Kilmarnock Barassie
9
28.5
25.5
18
Ballochmyle
8
15
33
14
Loudoun
6
16
20
10
Irvine Ravenspark
7
14.5
27.5
4

Loudoun vs Ballochmyle
Irvine vs Loudoun
Loudoun Vs Irvine
Irvine Ravenspark vs Loudoun
Ballochmyle Vs Prestwick St Cuthbert
Irvine Ravenspark vs Irvine
Irvine Ravenspark Vs Kilmarnock Barassie

In DIVISION 2, West Kilbride closed the gap on leaders Turnberry with a narrow 3.5 – 2.5 home win in their recent clash. 

The destination of the tile now lies with four clubs, Turnberry, Ayr Belleisle, West Kilbride and Girvan all still able to win the divisional title with five fixtures still to be completed.

Present positions in the division and outstanding results / fixtures are :-

Played
For
Against
Points
Turnberry
8
28.5
19.5
22
Ayr Belleisle
8
27
21
20
West Kilbride
8
25
23
20
Girvan
7
22
20
16
Troon Welbeck
10
28
32
14
Ardeer
9
19.5
34.5
8

Ayr Belleisle vs Girvan
West Kilbride Vs Girvan
Ardeer vs Ayr Belleisle
Turnberry Vs West Kilbride
Girvan Vs Turnberry

In DIVISION 3, Prestwick St Nicholas and Largs shared the spoils with 4.5 – 1.5 home wins recorded in their two meetings, whilst Largs moved off bottom spot in the table when they added a 3.5 – 2.5 home win over Caprington recently.

Troon St Meddans still remain title favourites with two matches still to play, though any slip ups could see one of the other title challengers snatch the glory from the Troon club.

Present positions and outstanding results / fixtures are :-

Played
For
Against
Points
Troon St Meddans
8
31
17
22
Kilbirnie Place
9
29
25
22
Caprington
9
29
25
18
Pr. St Nicholas
8
23.5
24.5
16
Largs
7
16.5
25.5
12
New Cumnock
7
15
27
6


New Cumnock Vs Largs
Kilbirnie Place vs New Cumnock
Largs vs Troon St Meddans
Prestwick St Nicholas Vs Troon St Meddans
Prestwick St Nicholas vs Caprington
Largs vs New Cumnock

In DIVISION 4, no more results have been reported this week. Rowallan Castle, with all fixtures completed, remain favourites for the league title, although Tam O Shanter can still take the title depending on the results of their remaining two matches away from home.

Present positions and outstanding results / fixtures are :-

Played
For
Against
Points
Rowallan Castle
10
38
22
28
Tam O Shanter
8
26.5
21.5
20
Troon Portland
9
31
23
18
Brunston Castle
9
23.5
30.5
18
Ayr Dalmilling
7
21
21
16
Moorpark
7
10
32
0

Ayr Dalmilling Vs Tam O Shanter
Moorpark vs Troon Portland
Moorpark vs Ayr Dalmilling
Brunston Castle Vs Ayr Dalmilling
Moorpark Vs Tam O Shanter


Tuesday, September 01, 2015

HUGH JOHNSTONE M.B.E - Doon Valley G.C. says goodbye to club stalwart

Doon Valley Golf Club and the wider community in East Ayrshire said farewell to an esteemed local character and long time club official last Friday, 28th August, when the funeral took place in Dalmellington of Hugh Johnstone M.B.E., who passed away a few days earlier, 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.

Sincere condolences are extended to Hugh's daughter and family from The Ayrshire Golf Association at this sad time.


Sunday, August 30, 2015

AYRSHIRE SENIORS LEAGUE - Two horse race between Loudoun and Prestwick St Nicholas for title

The destination of the 2015 Ayrshire Seniors league is down to two clubs following recent results.

League leaders drew their final match of the season 2.5 – 2.5 against Ballochmyle and the only club who can now catch them are Prestwick St Nicholas, who will win the title if they can win their final two outstanding matches, at home to Troon Welbeck on 8th September and away to Kilmarnock Barassie the following week.

Present positions in the league are :-



Team


P


W


L


D
For


Against
Diff
Pts
Loudoun
10
6
2
2
30
20
10
14
Ardeer
10
5
4
1
29
21
8
11
Prestwick St. Nicholas
8
5
2
1
23.5
16.5
7
11
Troon Welbeck
9
5
3
1
24
21
3
11
West Kilbride
8
4
3
1
23
17
6
9
Kilbirnie Place
9
4
4
1
24.5
20.5
4
9
Irvine Ravenspark
10
4
5
1
24.5
25.5
-1
9
Troon St. Meddans
8
4
4
 0
17.5
22.5
-5
8
Ballochmyle
9
3
4
2
18
27
-9
8
Prestwick St. Cuthbert
9
3
5
1
19
26
-7
7
Kilmarnock Barassie
8

7
1
12
28
-16
1

The remaining fixtures, which are all scheduled to be completed in September, are :-


03-Sep
Barassie

St. Meddans

03-Sep
West Kilbride

Kilbirnie

08-Sep
St. Nicholas

Welbeck

10-Sep
Ballochmyle

West Kilbride

15-Sep
Barassie

St. Nicholas

17-Sep
St. Meddans

St. Cuthbert