The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

Tuesday, 10 August 2010



Brunston Castle Golf Course raises funds for Help for Heroes

Brunston Castle Golf Course took part in the National Golf Club Challenge recently, and in sunny conditions a great day for golfing fanatics raised £2250 for our injured armed forces.


The National Golf Club Challenge is bringing together hundreds of golf clubs and thousands of golfers to compete, have fun and to raise funds for the popular Help for Heroes charity.

The idea for the National Golf Club Challenge was born out of wanting to assist the excellent Help for Heroes charity. The solution was to organise a national golf competition in which every golfer in the United Kingdom could participate.

A set of 60 photographs taken at the event at Brunston Castle Golf Course can be viewed on the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle's Flickr site: CLICK HERE

Lee Westwood, one of the Challenge patrons, has given his full support to the national fundraising initiative, saying: “Together we have the chance to change the lives of those who have sacrificed and endured so much so we might live full and free lives. Many brave men and women have suffered often the most horrendous injuries in the line of duty, and these heroes deserve our wholehearted support.”

The 10 leading golfers from the Brunston Castle event go forward to at the Grand Final, which will be held over two days 11/12 October at one of the UK’s premier golfing venues - The Belfry.

They 10 qualifiers from Brunston Castle Golf Course are:

1: David McMillan
2: Scott McCahill
3: Steven Rarity
4: Sam Cochrane
5: Martin Hoggitt
6: Paul Torrance
7: Alec Dunlop
8: Peter Gray
9: George Scobie
10: Paul Robinson

The 2010 National Golf Club Challenge winners will be presented with the Lee Westwood Cup, a stunning golf trophy, commissioned and donated by Wedgwood especially for the Challenge competition, in aid of Help for Heroes.


Brunston Castle Golf Course general manager Cheryl Steven (pictured above) commented: “I would like to personally thank all Brunston Castle Golf Club members, visitors and staff who participated in this event and assisted in its organisation. All their efforts made this day such a successful event. I would also like to thank all the local businesses as detailed who kindly donated prizes to help with our raffle to raise funds.”

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National Golf Club Challenge

Brunston Castle Golf Course

Brunston Castle Golf Course is situated in the most scenic part of Ayrshire. Located in the naturally sheltered valley of the Water of Girvan and overlooked by the rolling South Carrick hills, this championship length, par 72 parkland course is in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Designed by renowned architect, Donald Steel, the course is a testing 6,700 yards from the white tees. Clever use of the natural contours of the land and the creation of a number of strategically placed ponds have created some spectacular holes. Bisected by the River Girvan, dotted with mature trees and surrounded by the picturesque landscape of the Bargany Estate, each of the holes has features that will remain memorable long after the round has finished. The greens, too, have been constructed to a particularly high standard and provide excellent putting surfaces throughout the year. Again, great thought has gone into the contouring of these and some are notoriously difficult to read.

The undulating nature of the well groomed fairways and the elevation of some of the greens can make the estimation of yardages a risky business. Accurate knowledge of a distance will be of great assistance to those looking for a chance to score well on this excellent course.

Brunston Castle Golf Club
Dailly KA26 9SB
Ayrshire, Scotland

Contact: Cheryl Steven, General Manager
Tel: 01465 811471
Fax: 01465 811545
E-mail: cheryl.steven@brunstoncastle.co.uk
Web: www.brunstoncastle.co.uk

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Monday, 9 August 2010


Ayrshire creative marketing agency Paligap
sponsor Ayr Junior Cricket Club


Leading Ayrshire-based full service creative marketing agency Paligap Brands Ltd has announced its sponsorship of Ayr Junior Cricket Club.

Paligap Brands Ltd managing director Stephen Cosh commented: “Although Paligap has grown to become a national marketing agency, our roots remain firmly in Ayr. We are proud to support our local young cricketers and wish them every future success.”


[Pictured: Paligap Brands Ltd managing director Stephen Cosh (left) and Ayr Junior Cricket Club manager Dougie Johnstone (right) with some of Ayr’s current crop of junior cricketers.]

Ayr Junior Cricket Club manager Dougie Johnstone added: “We are most grateful to Paligap for this sponsorship, which will allow us to kit out our teams with new tops and also upgrade some of our practice facilities.”

Ayr Cricket Club is part of the Cambusdoon Sports Club in Alloway, situated right in the heart of Burns country only minutes from Alloway village.

It moved to its present purpose built clubhouse and ground in 1997, the club itself being one of the oldest in Scotland.

The First XI play in the National League Division 1, and the Club also has Second and Third teams which play each weekend.

The thriving Junior Section is comprised of 7 teams, including Under 12’s, 13’s, 15’s, 17’s and 18’s.

The 7 teams compete in the Western Union League, which means that they play teams from for afield as Glasgow, Greenock and Coatbridge.

The club are very hopeful for at least one league title this year, with one of the two Under 13 sides lying top of their league.

A number of the players compete for the national squad.

www.ayrcc.co.uk

Founded in 1999, Paligap has become one of Scotland’s premier full service marketing and creative agencies.

Paligap is a creative agency that research, plan and create strategic brand building ideas and deploy them across all channels including web, press, TV, radio, outdoor, direct mail and e-mail.

Paligap
Apex House
1 Carrick Road
Ayr KA7 2RA
Ayrshire, Scotland

Contact: Stephen Cosh, Managing Director

Tel: 01292 263777
Fax: 01292 285334
E-mail: stephen@paligap.com
Web: www.paligap.com

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Sunday, 8 August 2010


Successful dog grooming business in North Ayrshire for sale

A well-known, popular and successful independent dog grooming business with a substantial and long established clientele in North Ayrshire has been put up for sale.


Conveniently situated within the premises of a busy town centre veterinary practice with a vet and/or veterinary nurse available if required during office hours, this opportunity would ideally suit a trained groomer ready to start their own business.

The fully equipped salon, which has been operating for 20 years, has its own entrance and comes with convenient off-street parking.

For further information telephone: 07932 809405.

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