The semi- finals  will be between  Lynn Lund and Fiona Hopkinson v Ingrid Elgsaas and Georgene Parsons in the upper half of the draw and Frances Hall and Lindsey Garden v. Gwen Stewart and Lesley Ross in the bottom half of the draw.

Congratulations to all our semi-finalists in reaching this stage of the competition and fingers crossed for good weather for your remaining matches.

The January draw was made at the Committee Meeting last week.

1st Prize – Gillian Whittacker

2nd Prize – Viv Skinner

3rd Prize – Wendy Thummanond

I hope you will like the fresh look and layout and will take the time to find out find out what is where. The view you have may alter slightly depending on whether you are viewing on a computer, tablet, mini -tablet or smart phone.  

I am looking forward to the season ahead, but the committee have been busy over the winter months and not just with the setting up the new website.

Carol Murray and Eleanor Black have been busy with the new BRS online system for entering and paying for the three Meetings and the Commonwealth Spoons.

Barbara Biggart and I having listened to the clubs and discussed matters with Carole Ross and Carol Macleod set in train changes to the format of the 5 a-side competition. Jenni Ray and I have now met again with all the club representatives and the rules and draws are now all in place for the new format. The Dewar Trophy will remain a scratch competition but the Carols’ Trophy will in future be a handicap competition. Such is the interest that a draw was made for the competition to be run in two sections with a play off for the Trophy.   For further details look under the 5 A-Side tab.

Jenni has also been busy with the arrangements for the pre-season lunch which moves to Kilspindie this year. Jenni is now taking bookings and full details and the menu are under the County Events tab – Social Events.

Frances Hall and I have been reviewing the branded clothing on available to members and have decided to drop some of the items and to offer some others.  We are glad to report that the Nike long sleeved quarter zip tops which we acquired in small numbers 2 years ago for the team and those quick enough to snap up the remainder have become available again. Have a look at the About tab – Branded Goods to see what is on offer. We hope to add some other options from time to time so keep an eye on the site.

The squad has been meeting up regularly for practise matches and have now had the first of two short game sessions with Ailsa Murphy at Gullane. Hopefully their games will be finely honed by the time they have the annual matches v Gullane GC and Borders Ladies.

There has been no junior training over the winter but Wendy Thummanond has all their venues arranged for the year ahead and is planning to repeat last year’s spring sessions with Martyn Huish during the Easter holidays. Two of the juniors, Lauren Lee and Annabel Hosie have however been taking part in the ladies squad events.

But what about the golf I hear you say. Janet Fairweather has been recording the results and keeping us up to date with the winter foursomes and as we enter February the ties for the semi- finals are Lynn Lund and Fiona Hopkinson v Ingrid Elgsaas and Georgene Parsons in the upper half of the draw and Frances Hall and Lindsey Garden v. Gwen Stewart and Lesley Ross in the bottom half of the draw.

We enter a new era with our online entry for the Spring, Summer and Autumn Meetings and the Commonwealth Spoons. Eleanor has prepared a note explaining how to book. The system will go live for the Spring Meeting at Muirfield on 20th February at 8am.  There are plenty of tee times so no need for everyone to rush at once.

This year, as announced previously, we are also changing the booking arrangements for the Summer Hole & Hole and the Winter Foursomes. There is no form. If you want to enter the Summer Hole & Hole simply email Janet Fairweather at janetfairweather28@gmail.com before the 17th March. We will then do the draw and post this on the website under the County Events tab- Summer Hole & Hole. As always the competition will run from 1st April till 30th September. So if you enter remember to check when you need to play by.

Entries for the Winter Foursomes will not be accepted before the 1st August and a reminder will be sent out nearer the time.

Once everyone has got used to the changes I hope that you will find the new arrangement much easier and I know the committee are looking forward to a lot less cheques and wee slips of paper being passed round. There may be a few teething issues and we may need to tweak the website a little as we start to use it and Linda Henderson will be helping to keep it all up to date. 

Finally I wish you all an enjoyable and successful season and I look forward to seeing you at the lunch and or at this year’s meetings.

 

Elaine Dick

ELLCGA  BOOKING COMPETITIONS ONLINE – STEP BY STEP GUIDE

  1. COMPETITIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR ONLINE BOOKING 8 WEEKS BEFORE COMPETITION DATE:-
  2. SPRING MEETING COMPETITION DATE MONDAY 24TH APRIL 2017. AVAILABLE FOR BOOKING FROM 20TH FEBRUARY 2017.CLOSING DATE 17TH APRIL 2017.
  3. COMMONWEALTH SPOONS COMPETITION DATE THURSDAY 25TH MAY. AVAILABLE FOR BOOKING FROM 27TH MARCH 2017 .CLOSING DATE 18TH MAY 2017.
  4. SUMMER MEETING COMPETITION DATE MONDAY 19TH JUNE 2017. AVAILABLE FOR BOOKING FROM 17TH APRIL 2017. CLOSING DATE 12TH JUNE 2017.
  5. AUTUMN MEETING COMPETITION DATE FRIDAY 19TH AUGUST 2017. AVAILABLE FOR BOOKING FROM 11TH MAY 2017. CLOSING DATE 12TH AUGUST 2017.

********PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE ARE REFERENCES TO VISITORS ON THE BOOKING SYSTEM. FOR COMPETITION PURPOSES EVERY MEMBER OF ELLCGA IS CATEGORISED AS A VISITOR AS ELLCGA ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR HANDICAP. THIS RESPONSIBILITY RESTS WITH YOUR HOME CLUB********

  1. ON ELLCGA WEBSITE SELECT ‘Enter competitions online’ BOX
  2. SELECT THE COMPETITION YOU WANT TO PLAY IN BY CLICKING THE ‘BOOK NOW’ button
  3. SELECT THE TEE TIME YOU WISH TO PLAY
  4. SELECT ‘PLAYER 1’ AND THEN SELECT ‘VISITOR’. IF YOU ARE BOOKING ON BEHALF OF ANOTHER PLAYER (WHO HAS TO BE A MEMBER OF ELLCGA) SELECT ‘PLAYER 2’ AND THEN SELECT ‘VISITOR’
  5. THE NEXT PAGE WILL SHOW A SUMMARY OF YOUR BOOKING AND TOTAL AMOUNT DUE TO BE PAID. ON THE SAME PAGE YOU NEED TO ENTER YOUR PERSONAL DETAILS i.e. NAME, ADDRESS, TELEPHONE NUMBER, EMAIL ADDRESS, HANDICAP AND CLUB.
  6. IF RELEVANT ENTER PLAYER 2 NAME, HANDICAP AND CLUB.
  7. PROCEED TO PAYMENT
  8. ON RECEIPT OF PAYMENT YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL CONFIRMING YOUR BOOKING

CANCELLATIONS NEED TO BE ADVISED TO THE SECRETARY – eleanork_black@yahoo.co.uk. Home Tel 01875 612350

 

We are now accepting entries for the Summer & Hole Competition which will run from 1st April to 20th September 2017.

Entries should be submitted by email with your name and telephone number to Janet Fairweather janetfairweather28@gmail.com  by the 17th March. The draw will then be done and posted on the website in the usual way.

East Lothian Ladies County Golf Association

Pre-Season Lunch at Kilspindie

Saturday 4th March 2016

Lunch order form

 

Closing date for orders -26th February 2017

 

Name………………………………………………………………………….……………

Address………………………………………………………………………………………

Postcode………………  Telephone/mobile No………………………………………….

E-mail address for confirmation of booking………………………………………..……

Please select order from the attached menu or ELLCGA website.

Main Course

Roast East Lothian Beef with a chasseur sauce, rosemary scented potatoes

Pan Fried breast of chicken with mushroom and pancetta cream

Oven baked fillet of cod, on a chorizo, rosemary and potato stove

Mushrooms, Brie, Rocket and red currant filo pastry parcel

Dessert

Handmade sticky toffee pudding with a vanilla pod ice cream

Tart au Citron, chantilly cream, forest fruit coulis

Hilary’s Deli cheese board selection, artisan biscuits and chutney.

*

Freshly brewed tea or coffee and handmade shortbread.

 

I have paid online    ……     

Or send with your cheque for £18.50 payable to ELLCGA to:-

Jenni Ray,  Woodend Cottage, 69 Dirleton Ave, North Berwick, East  EH39 4QL

Note -Tickets will not be issued for the lunch and confirmation will be after 26th February 2017.  Please state if you wish to be with others on the same table.

Bank details for those that wish to pay by online banking:-

Bank of Scotland – Sort code 80-13-28  A/c 00181092

 

Dear Members of ELLCGA

As part of their 150 year Celebrations I am pleased to announce our Pre-season lunch will be at Kilspindie Golf Club on Saturday 4th March 2017.

The cost of a ticket is £18.50, this includes a 2 course meal, coffee, mints and gratuity.

Lunch will be from 12.30pm for 1pm. 

I have not included a pre-lunch drink as it appears that most Ladies choose to buy their own choice of drink.  We have been left with rather a lot of juice and Prosecco in the past.  I have reflected this in this year’s price.  We accept online payments for this event, but if you do so please remember to put your name as the reference.  The form to choose your menu is on the website and can be forwarded to me at jennixray@gmail.com.  For those who wish to send a cheque please do so to my address.  I will not be sending out tickets.

Ian Malcolm is the speaker this year and he will give us a potted history of Aberlady from the Bronze Age to present day.  He is head of the local Historical Society, so will add much to our 150 year celebrations. 

I hope we may see new members join us this year and look forward to meeting them and our present members at what will hopefully start Kilspindie off to a good year.  It is a great chance to meet up with fellow County players before the season has started.

I hope you will be able to come and if you wish to sit with friends please let me know on your lunch order form and I will try to accommodate everyone.

I look forward to seeing you at the lunch.

Kind regards 

Jenni Ray – Vice Captain