Captains Message April 2021




14th April 2021



Dear Members.

Firstly let me welcome all existing and new members to a new Golfing Season at Troon Welbeck Golf Club.

As I am sure you are aware there have been a number of changes proposed by South Ayrshire Council in respect of how they would like to see Golf progressing on their courses. This does not only affect TWGC but ALL the clubs that use SAC Courses.

However, the main issue affecting our club is the cancelling of the Block Booking Agreement and also the removal of preferential booking rights.

I apologise that it has taken some time to confirm what most of you had an idea of what was happening, to explain why this was is as follows.

Without any discussion or consultation SAC decided that NO Club that plays on their managed courses would have the privilege of a Block Booking Agreement, we tried to discuss this with them but it fell on deaf ears. We as a committee decided that we would ask the Clubs Solicitors to write to SAC on our behalf and appeal against their decision, from the date of our Solicitor writing to them it took over 2 weeks to get any acknowledgement of their letter and when we did get a reply they stood by their decision, with the option to forward a complaint to their ‘listening to you’ service.

So let us as all TWGC put this behind us and move on to make this a successful and enjoyable Golfing Year.

We will be opening the clubhouse on Monday 26th April for coffee, soft drinks, and snacks only but as we move our way out of lockdown we will be able to provide a full selection of beverages for you all to enjoy.

Joe Carson our ever-reliable Match Secretary has produced a Full Fixture List that can be accessed on our new and excellent Web Site, so please take a short time to have a look over it.

It is my intention to produce a regular newsletter for all our members, however, if you have any questions please contact me on, or if you see me in the clubhouse stop me and ask your question.


In finishing let’s ALL make this a successful and enjoyable golfing season at TWGC


Yours in Golf


Graham McAra

Captain Troon Welbeck Golf Club