Prestwick Centre Golf Club

Est. 1973

Fun Social Work Based Golf Club

History 1973-2019

In the years BC (Before CAAGS) when we were employed by the MTCA/MCA/BOT and finally the Dept of Trade & Industry, the National Air Traffic Control Services(NATCS) staff at Prestwick Tower, Gailes Radar and ScATCC Redbrae played under the auspices of the Prestwick Airport Golf Club. The Airport Golf Club involved Air Canada, BOAC, Airport Services, Customs etc as well as NATCS and was organised by Jimmy Daubney and Chris Christianson from AIS at the terminal building. Regular competitions were held over the municipal courses with special events, such as the Four Club competition, held occasionally over Prestwick, Barassie, Old Troon etc. Sadly, the only trophy from that time which has survived seems to be the Redbrae Cup, originally a matchplay event!

On April 1st 1972, NATCS staff were seconded to the newly established Civil Aviation Authority and, as the Airport Golf Club was in terminal decline by then, a nucleus of NATCS golfers met to discuss how best to further their interest and participation in the game. It was decided to set up our own, separate golf society. The prime mover was Bill Brownlee, a Communications Officer from Oceanic who became the first Secretary and Treasurer of what was named the Civil Aviation Authority Golf Society with the suffix (Prestwick) to differentiate it from the National Society that it was anticipated would be formed in the future. This duly happened a few months later when Bill Brownlee and Doug Hollingworth attended a meeting in London of golfing representatives from all NATCS areas.

Jim Wheatley was elected as CAAGS (Prestwick) Founder President (the position of President was changed to Captain a couple of years later) and a Committee was elected to draw up a Constitution, organise affiliation to the Scottish Golf Union, arrange fixture lists and generally establish the Society as a going concern. Trophies were purchased, the most important being the Club Championship which was first contested in 1973, the winner being Tom Currie, also from Oceanic Comms. First and Second Class Matchplay competitions were started a year later.

Other trophies were donated in memory of deceased members, notably the Alex Burnett (ATCO, who died in 1974), Bruce Bonwick (Tels, who died in 1977) and of course Bill Brownlee who died in 1987. The Jack Latimer Trophy (Winter Knockout Shield) was presented to the Club by Jack’s widow after his death in 1996. The Ballygirreen Plate, played for at the Spring and Autumn outings, was presented to Prestwick OACC by the Shannon Aeradio Golf Society in 1987 to commemorate 25 years of joint Shanwick operations. The Captain’s Cup was presented by Doug Hollingworth to mark the Silver Jubilee of CAAGS (Prestwick) in 1998.

When NATS was separated from the CAA in 2000 the club required to be renamed and thus became The Civil Aviation Amateur Golf Society (Prestwick). In 2009 when Manchester ACC closed, NORWEGS (North West Golf Society) disbanded as the majority of members either retired or posted to other units, CAAGS membership benefitted from those who moved north to Prestwick Centre with around 20 new golfers joining the club. The club continued to flourish under the guidance of secretary Graham Donald until he retired in 2018. With Graham retiring and Ian Kemp taking over the role of secretary it was decided along with elected Captain Andrew Chapman (and agreed at the AGM) that the club should look at rebranding to modernise and re energise the club. The objectives of the rebranding is to continue the spirit of the club keeping it a fun, social and work based golf club and to update the name of the club to make it more relevant and to amalgamate the Ladies and Gents Sections within the Club. The aim was to have this completed for the 2020 season. In 2018 then Captain, Andrew Chapman, and with agreement from the committee created a new competition called the Captains Series which incorporated the existing monthly medals and medals final into a Fedex Cup/Race to Dubai style event to encourage, promote  and reward those that played in the Monthly Medals. At the end of the 2019 season as a result of the rebranding the Club a new competition was created known as Memorial Day to celebrate all the past and present members of the Club who have all supported and contributed to the continuing existence of the Club. At the end of 2019 the Club retired some trophies and this day is also to celebrate these great competitions and trophies that have provided the Club and it members many wonderful experiences and memories. Retired trophies include the Bill Brownlee Memorial, Bruce Bonwick Trophy, Alex Burnett, Jack Latimer Trophy, and the Ballygirreen Plate.








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Year
Club Championship
Bill Brownlee Memorial
Redbrae Cup
Bruce Bonwick
Captains Trophy
Captains Series
2019 Aidan Long B McFie DC Boyd S Hughes R Brown T Ashcroft
2018 Aidan Long
S Hughes
S Fawcett
P Kneeshaw
S Blake
A Chapman
2017 Daniel Sharpe N Jones P Kneeshaw W Ramsay Daniel Sharpe
2016 James Ross S Fawcett W D McFie W Whitten James Ross
2015 Neil Jones J Ross A Chapman G Hawken William Craig
2014 Andrew Errington N Jones G Hawken H Fripp PJ Wharton
2013 James Hipperson G Donald H Fripp H Fripp PJ Wharton
2012 James Hipperson G Donald J Jamieson A Errington John Shaw
2011 James Hipperson D Brash D Alexander M Laing Dougie Alexander
2010 Dave Boyd S Clark J Mulholland M Hooper William Craig
2009 Tony Murphy D Hollingworth J Mulholland D C Nairn Dave Boyd
2008 Tony Murphy G Black J Jamieson D C Nairn Dave Boyd
2007 Tommy Rutherford S Clark M Hooper W Craig Tommy Rutherford
2006 Dave Allen W Craig W Crombie W Craig A Hendry
2005 Doug Hollingworth G Hunter T Rutherford E Payne D Gilbertson
2004 Doug Hollingworth B Dunbar D C Nairn W Craig Steve Clark
2003 Tony Murphy R Hendrie W Craig N McMurtrie Tommy Rutherford
2002 Tony Murphy T Murphy D C Nairn D C Nairn Eddie Wallace
2001 Andy Huxtable E Wallace D C Nairn R Claxton Doug Hollingworth
2000 Don MacLoed K Hull R Currie R Claxton D MacLeod
1999 Hugh McLennan M Hooper W Crombie K Hull I Rose
1998 Doug Hollingworth I Rose V Sweeney D MacLeod M Northam
1997 Roy Claxton G Hutton R Gray M Northam

1996 Andy Huxtable R Claxton W Crombie D Hollingworth

1995 Andy Huxtable J Jamieson M Haig D Boyd

1994 Andy Huxtable K McLachlan R Watkin K McLachlan

1993 Andy Huxtable K McLachlan I Rose K McLachlan

1992 Malcolm Haig K McLachlan A Copeland J Pickering

1991 Malcolm Haig H McLennan E Payne M Dynes

1990 Iain MacKenzie E Payne E Payne J Jamieson

1989 Jack Watt G Wilson R Gray J Jamieson

1988 Iain MacKenzie I MacKenzie J Hunt D MacLeod

1987 Duncan McFarlane D Hilton M Dynes D MacLeod

1986 Vic McDonald
G Hutton G Hutton

1985 Pete Sinclair
I Brooks M Flisher

1984 Eddie Wallace
D MacLeod D Scott-Martin

1983 George Cairns
J Jamieson A Martin

1982 Larry Barr
R Ritchie D MacLeod

1981 Derek Graham
A Foreman G Hutton

1980 Derek Graham
D C Nairn A Copeland

1979 Larry Barr
D C Nairn D C Nairn

1978 Andy Martin
V McDonald L Barr

1977 Andy Martin
J Davis M Northam

1976 Vic Oldcorn
P Mitchell


1975 Pete Mitchell
W Murdoch


1974 George Cairns
D Hollingworth


1973 Tom Currie
C Millan


Year Club Championship Bill Brownlee Memorial Redbrae Cup Bruce Bonwick Captains Trophy Captains Series










Year
1st Class Match Play
2nd Class Match Play
Four Ball Shield
Alex Burnett Memorial
Ryder Cup
Winter Series Gross Winter Series Nett
2019 A Chapman C Magorian J Tanner
A Long
A Errington England & RoW Andrew Chapman Ian Kemp
2018 J Watt
P Kneeshaw
D Chilton
D Sharpe
S Blake
Russia
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2017 J Watt D S Boyd A Errington
G O'Neill
N Jones England & RoW
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2016 A Errington D Chilton W Forbes
D Hilton
N Jones England & RoW
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2015 A N Murphy J Reynolds J Ross
W Craig
A Chapman Scotland
- -
2014 N Jones N Rayner G Donald
W D McFie
S Blake Scotland
- -
2013 N Jones J Burns R Brown
M Boden
S Clark England & RoW
- -
2012 A Errington I Kemp S Kay
G Millar
J Ross England & RoW
- -
2011 M Boden A Fell J Hipperson
S Hughes
N Jones England & RoW
- -
2010 W Crombie J Wedegren R Brown
M Boden
J Hipperson Scotland
- -
2009 J Mulholland B Dunbar S Kay
G Millar
M Hooper
- -
2008 H McLennan S Blake W Crombie
M McConkey
J Burns
- -
2007 D Boyd S Blake A N Murphy
B Dunbar
J Mulholland
- -
2006 A N Murphy S Clark G Donald
W D McFie
D Allen
- -
2005 W McFie S Clark A N Murphy
B Dunbar
S Clark
- -
2004 J Mulholland S Clark W Craig
G Black
D Boyd
- -
2003 D Baillie D McDade D C Nairn
A Johnson
J Jamieson
- -
2002 T Murphy D C Nairn D McDade
R Hendrie
I Rose
- -
2001 W Langford E Payne T Murphy
W Langford
D Hollingworth
- -
2000 W Crombie R Hendrie D Hollingworth
H McLennan
W Langford
- -
1999 M Dynes NOT PLAYED M Northam
R Claxton
NOT PLAYED
- -
1998 D MacLeod W Langford M Northam
R Claxton
M Dynes
- -
1997 M Dynes M Northam D HIlton
M Dynes
R Claxton
- -
1996 M McConkey T Rutherford C Douglas
A Huxtable
P Sinclair
- -
1995 P Sinclair M Flisher E Payne
B Plant
J Burns
- -
1994 J Stewart K McLachlan J Hampson
R Claxton
E Payne
- -
1993 M McConkey R Kerr W Crombie
M McConkey
R Claxton
- -
1992 J Jamieson M Flisher K McLachlan
J Stewart
M Haig
- -
1991 J Coutts R Brown D Hilton
M Dynes
M Flisher
- -
1990 D Clark R Gray D Hilton
M Dynes
J Mulholland
- -
1989 R Smith S Blake P Sinclair
D Hollingworth
J Burns
- -
1988 I MacKenzie S Blake W Whitten
I MacKenzie
R Smith
- -
1987 D Hilton M Turner S Blake
W Forbes
J Coutts
- -
1986 P Sinclair E Payne P Sinclair
J Holden
G Hutton
- -
1985 I Jess W Murdoch A Leishman
D Scott-Martin
J Burns
- -
1984 D Scott-Martin C Palmer G Dyer
C Coomber
P Sinclair
- -
1983 R Ritchie J Jamieson
A Leishman
- -
1982 J Watt A Leishman
J Watt
- -
1981 L Barr D MacLeod
B Massie
- -
1980 R Brown D C Nairn
D Scott-Martin
- -
1979 H Richardson D C Nairn
L Barr
- -
1978 J Wheatley K Bourke
P Thomson
- -
1977 J Davis K Bourke
J Wheatley
- -
1976 G H Gunn M Pollard
D C Nairn
- -
1975 V Oldcorn J McAlindin
M Haig
- -
1974 J Daubney W Brownlee
G Cairns
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1973




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Year 1st Class Matchplay 2nd Class Matchplay Fourball Sheild Alex Burnett Memorial
Winter Series Gross Winter Series Nett


Year
Secretary
Captain
Vice Captain
Vice Captain
Treasurer
Past Captain
2019
Ian Kemp
Andrew Chapman/Fay Alexander
Craig Baker
PJ Wharton
John Tanner
-
2018 Ian Kemp Andrew Chapman -
PJ Wharton John Tanner James Ross
2017 Graham Donald James Ross -

Tony Murphy Dave Boyd
2016 Graham Donald
James Ross
-

Tony Murphy
Dave Boyd
2015 Graham Donald
Rob Brown
-

Tony Murphy
Dave Boyd
2014 Graham Donald
Rob Brown
-

Tony Murphy
Dave Boyd
2013 Graham Donald
Dave Boyd
-

Tony Murphy

2012 Graham Donald
Dave Boyd
-

Tony Murphy

2011 Graham Donald
Jack Watt
-

Tony Murphy

2010 Graham Donald
Jack Watt
-

Tony Murphy

2009 Graham Donald
Dave Brash
-



2008 Graham Donald
Dave Brash
-



2007 Graham Donald
George Ballantyne
-



2006 Graham Donald
George Ballantyne
-



2005 Graham Donald
George Hutton
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2004 Graham Donald
Andy Huxtable
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2003 Graham Donald
Andy Huxtable
-



2002 Graham Donald
Mark Flisher
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2001 Graham Donald
Mark Flisher
-



2000
Mike Northam
-



1999
Mike Northam
-



1998
Doug Hollingworth
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1997
Doug Hollingworth
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1996
Billy Whitten
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1995
Billy Whitten
-



1994
Iain MacKenzie
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1993
Iain MacKenzie
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1992
Dave Hilton
-



1991
Dave Hilton
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1990
Don MacLeod
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1989
Stuart Murphy
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1988
Duncan MacFarlane
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1987
John Holden
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1986
Dave Baillie
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1985
Bev Massie
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1984
Bill Murdoch
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1983
Ian Jess
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1982
George Hutton
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1981
Andy Martin
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1980
Tom Lynch
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1979
Bill Brownlee
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1978

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1977

-



1976

-



1975
Tom Currie
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1974
Doug Hollingworth
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1973
Jim Wheatley
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