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On Mon March 9 2020, by Jackie Sayers

Veterans’ Charity Erskine has the winning hand in bridge competition

Lady members at Kilmacolm Golf Club handed over a donation of £640 to Veterans’ Charity Erskine this week after holding their annual charity bridge event.
The event, first held at the club in 1977, has generated over £21,000 for Erskine since its inception, and this year saw sixty enthusiastic bridge players taking part and enjoying a fun afternoon with tea, cakes and lots of prizes in the charity raffle.
The winning bridge player on the day was club member, Liz Crichton, who was presented with her prize by Lady Captain, Jackie Sayers. 
Jackie said, “Liz was a worthy winner but the real winner is Erskine. The ladies at the club have been committed to fundraising for the charity, and this has been shown over the past 44 years.  In fact, some of the ladies who first playedin 1977, were here again this year. It is such a worthy cause and we feel it is important to support the wonderful care that Erskine provides for our Veterans.”
She continued, “Kilmacolm Golf Club is a really sociable club and our members make a superb effort each year to make this event a success.  In fact throughout the year, we have lots of fun raising money for a variety of charities, in addition to playing host to charity golf days.”
Jim Watret, Erskine Community Fundraiser for the West, said: “It is a fantastic effort and we are delighted that the ladies of Kilmacolm Golf Club chose to donate to Erskine, not just this year, but every year since 1977!We are eternally grateful for their loyal support of our work, raising £21,000 over four decades, to help care for Veterans.”
The donation will help to fund Erskine’s unrivalled support to Veterans in Scotland, through four care homes and a Veterans Village, an Activity Centre, five Assisted Living apartments, 44 Cottages and24 Single Living Apartments which are currently under construction.

On Sat March 7 2020, by Jackie Sayers

Race Night Saturday 28th March

Come along and join in the fun of an evening at the races!!!

Open to all members and guests this will be an entertaining evening for all the family.  Your chance to own our own racehorse for the evening or just have a flutter!

Tickets just £5 or £6 to own your own horse.  Tickets available here

The action kicks off at 7pm with the horses under starters orders from 7.30pm.

On Mon January 27 2020, by Lyn

Six Nations Rugby 2020 - free pies and £5 suppers

We will be showing all of Scotland’s six nation games on the big screen.

So why not come and enjoy a complimentary Blackwood's mince pie before the Ireland and England games (4:45pm kick-offs on 1st and 8th of Feb) or feed the family with a lasagne and salad (plus ice cream for the kids) after both matches for £5.00.

For the remaining games the complimentary pies will be provided at half time.

On Fri January 24 2020, by Lyn

Winter Links Access and Golf at Forfar

For just £10 a round or £60 for unlimited access, why not take advantage of our Ayrshire links tie up - valid through till March. For more information, please contact Rene Kleyweg  [email protected] .

Current members please email or text Rene on 07582 581229 to request a tee-time stating which course you wish to play, names of all players and preferred tee time. Members are kindly asked to pay upon arrival (can cancel up to 24 hours in advance). Failure  to cancel in time or a no show will result in £10 deduction from your bar card. 


Courses in Troon

Darley - up to 6,208 yds. Feels very much like a traditional links with plenty of gorse, a good but enjoyable challenge. 


Lochgreen - up to 6,822 yds. Mix of links and parkland and where Jack Nicklaus only just qualified for his first British Open. 


Fullarton - up to 4,867 yds. A very enjoyable 18 with eight par three’s. Perfect for a quick game of winter golf, you will get round in under three hours. The clubhouse is open to all and offers simple but tasty meals from the daily special to soups and toasties. Winter greens are only in operation when there has been a heavy frost. 


Have a look at the website for more details and also the other courses available 
http://www.golfsouthayrshire.com 

Forfar Reciprocal

Bookings can be made through the office. 

Forfar is a lovely heathland course ranked inside the Top100 in Scotland. It was the first 18 hole course from inception in the world. We are sure you will find it a most enjoyable course and would encourage you to make use of the catering facilities whilst you are there. 

https://www.forfargolfclub.co.uk

On Tue August 27 2019, by Lyn

Ladies Open

We welcomed over 100 ladies from far and wide to Kilmacolm for our Ladies Open Day. It was a huge success and despite the deteriorating weather, there was some impressive scoring.

Many congratulations to Ann McKenzie and Sandra Bell from the Old Course Ranfurly Golf Club who were the worthy winners, playing in the worst of the conditions.

It was great to see so many ladies enjoying our course, the catering and clubhouse facilities. Many thanks to all the members who volunteered and the pro shop for all their hard work to help showcase our club.

And here are the results...

Ladies Open Results

Nearest the pin

Silver - J Scott (Old Course Ranfurly)

Bronze - S Swinnerton (Old Course Ranfurly)

Longest drive

Silver - A McGonnigle (Cowglen)

Bronze - S McCallum (Barrasie)

Sweep winners

1. S Clayton / V McKinnon (Old Course Ranfurly)

2. E Mundel / L Smith (Troon)

3. J Scott / M Martin (Old Course Ranfurly)

4. C Graham (Whitecraigs)/ A Sutherland (Cathcart Castle)

Well done to all, thank you for supporting this event and we hope to see you all again next year!

 

 

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