Club and Handicap Championship Photos

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CIBSE Golf Day

Rowallan Castle Golf Club were delighted to host the second annual CIBSE Golf Day last Friday. With challenging weather conditions 80 golfers battled through the elements to complete the round, followed by a fantastic meal in The Glasshouse Restaurant after play.

On the first tee we had Wilson Golf doing the #D300 Challenge to see how many yards you can gain with the correct driver. Amazingly 80 yards was the biggest improvement on the day.

Hole 8 was sponsored by Daiken where there was a bar behind the green to keep all golfers refreshed.

On hole 19 Rowallan Castle hosted the MacMillan Challenge where nearest the pin won a hamper full of fantastic prizes.

If you are looking to host a golf day, the CIBSE golf day is one of many golf days we have hosted. To get more information please call 01563 530550 or email

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Rowallan Castle Ladies Open

Last Thursday marked our 7th Annual Ladies Open here at Rowallan Castle. This years format was a Texas Scramble with morning Rolls before play and a delicious one course meal in The Glasshouse after play.

Well done to all the ladies who played and congratulations to our prize winners.

Please click on the following link for the results: 2017 Ladies Open Results

Club and Handicap Championship

Semi-Final and Final Results

Yesterday marked the second and final day of this years championships with the semi-finals being played in the morning and finals in the afternoon. There was some fantastic golf on display all throughout the day which led to a couple of close matches.

Congratulations to John Rushbury in winning the Club Championship and to Stewart Reid in winning the Club Handicap Championship.

Click here for the days results: Club Championship Results

Club and Handicap Championship

Round of 16 and Quarter Final Results

Yesterday marked the start of the Club and Handicap Championships with the Round of 16 and Quarter Finals being played. All players battled through some very tough conditions as the rain just wouldn’t stay away! Despite the weather there was some fantastic golf played and some very close matches with 3 going to extra holes and 6 finishing on the 18th green.

To see a full list of results please click on the link following link: Club Championship Results

Rowallan Castle Club Handicap Championship Draw
Sunday 6th and 13th August

The draw has been made for the upcoming Club Handicap Championships on Sunday 6th, and 13th of August. This year the Championship has a slightly different format where play will be over two days instead of Monday to Friday.

To access the draw please click on the following link: Rowallan Castle Handicap Championship Matchplay 2017

Congratulations to everyone who qualified and good luck in the match play stages.

Rowallan Castle Club Championship Draw

Sunday 6th and 13th August

The draw has been made for the upcoming Club Championships on Sunday 6th, and 13th of August. This year the Championship has a slightly different format where play will be over two days instead of Monday to Friday.

To access the draws please click on the following link: Rowallan Castle Club Championship Matchplay 2017

Congratulations to everyone who qualified and good luck in the match play stages.

AYRSHIRE SENIORS CHAMPIONSHIP – Alex Macneil takes title at sunny Seafield

Ayrshire Seniors Champion
Alex MacNeil

Alex MacNeil (Rowallan Castle) is the 2017 Ayrshire Seniors Champion, following a single stroke victory at a sunny Ayr Seafield course on Tuesday 18th July.

In perfect, sunny, weather, 19 handicapper MacNeil was round in 81 shots for a nett score of 62, six under par, which gave him victory over Charles McMurtrie (Troon Welbeck) in the chase for the Sandy Provan Trophy.

One handicapper Henry Thompson (Irvine) returned the best scratch score of the day with a three over par 71, by virtue of the best inward half over Allan Coulter (Ayr Belleisle), though Coulter had the consolation of taking a nett prize in his age category.

Keith Ross (Beith) won the 55 – 62 age category with a nett 66, whilst McMurtrie’s 63 took the 63 – 69 age category first prize.

Jim Smith (Prestwick St Cuthbert) won the 70+ age category with a nett 66.

There were also a couple of nearest the hole prizes this year, at the third where Andrew McAllister (Annanhill) hit his tee shot to 16 inches, and at the fifteenth where Gary Cochran (Irvine Ravenspark), who was out in the second game of the day, was closest with 9 feet 7 1/2 inches.

Also included this year was a two’s event, and three players received prizes of golf balls for recording a two on their cards. Derek Gemmell (Ayr Dalmilling) was successful at the sixth, the winner Alex MacNeil (Rowallan Castle) had a two at the sixteenth, whilst Andrew McAllister (Annanhill) followed his nearest the pin effort at the third by holing his sixteen inch putt for a two.

Members of the host club were to the fore when the inaugural Ayrshire handicap Strokeplay Championship took place at Rowallan Castle on Sunday 25th June.

Rowallan Castle members took seven of the nine prize vouchers on offer during the competition, with, seventeen handicapper William Brown taking the top prize with his net 71 which put him two ahead of his closest challengers.

53 players eventually took part in the competition and the course was in good condition but a breeze made it testing at times and contributed to the CSS rising by three shots to 75.

The prizewinners were :-

Player Club Scratch Handicap Nett
Best Nett William Brown Rowallan Castle 88 17 71
0 – 12 – 1st Chris Hobson Irvine 78 5 73
0-12 – 2nd Iain Houston Rowallan Castle 79 5 74 bih
0-12 – 3rd Gary Allison Rowallan Castle 77 3 74 bih
0-12 – 4th Bruce Travers Loudoun 76 2 74 bih
13-24 – 1st Blair Taylor Rowallan Castle 88 15 73
13-24 – 2nd Alex Macneil Rowallan Castle 94 19 75
13-24 – 3rd David Rooney Rowallan Castle 94 18 76
13-24 – 4th Gerry Brannigan Rowallan Castle 91 14 77

Rowallan Castle 36 Hole OOM Challenge

Aberdonian Scott Henderson, Kings Links Golf Centre’s long-serving tour pro, scored his first Order of Merit tournament win for quite some time in a tight finish to the Rowallan Castle 36-hole OOM Challenge.

Henderson, 47, European Tour Rookie of the Year in 1997, the year after he won the Northern Open in a gale at Cruden Bay, had five birdies (short fifth, seventh, short eighth, long 13th  and 14th, offset by two bogeys (fourth and 11th) in halves of 33 (two under) and 35 (one under) for a three-under-par 68 to add to his opening 70.

His four-under-par total of 138 won him the £1,200 first prize by one shot from Steven O’Hara (North Lanarkshire Leisure) who had the round of the day, a five-under-par 66, which could not quite make up the  leeway after a first-round 73.
O’Hara had an eagle 3 at the par-5 third and five birdies in halves of 32 and 34.
His third bogey of the day came at the 18th which cost him a play-off against Henderson. Steven had to settle for the £900 runner-up prize.

Sam Binning (Mearns Castle Golf Academy) earned £700 for third place on 140 (71-69). He parred the last six holes after birdies at the third, fourth, 10th and 12th in halves of 35-34.

Overnight co-leaders Paul McKechnie and Gareth Wright failed to break par at the final attempt. Wright, with only one birdie on his card, had a 72 for 142 and a share of fourth place for a £332.50 payslip.

McKechnie had five birdies but also a triple bogey 7 at the 11th and double bogey 5s at two short holes, the second and the eighth in scoring a 73 for 141 and a share of eighth place for a £200 reward. Rowallan would like to thank all of the PGA staff, The Glasshouse Restaurant and Robert and his team for their hard work on the lead up to and during the event.


Please click here for the full results.