A full report will follow

Championship Semi Finals

8.30am  – Stacey Cameron lost 4&3 v Kay Lannin

8.38am  – Jill McNicoll won 4&3 v Dawn Young

Handicap Quaich

8.54 – Sue Murray lost to Jane McMinn 2 down

congratulations to Jane Mc Minn on winning the Handicap Quaich.

The Championship final will be contested between Kay Lannin and Jill McNicoll.


Championship – quarter final

2.20pm – Stacey Cameron won 3&2 v Elinor Blair

2.28pm  – Kathleen Lannin won 3&2 v. Lesley Johnston

2.36pm – Keren Ward lost 5&4 v. Jill McNicoll

2.44pm – Hazel Saunders lost  4&3 v. Dawn Young

Handicap Quaich – semi final

2.52pm – Sue Murray won 2 up v. Barbara Wallace

3.08pm – Marie Young lost v.   Jane McMinn at 21st hole

An updated information sheet has been sent to all competitors.

Please note that since Muirfield will be busy with members on Sunday and especially so  Monday when they have their own members events that access to the clubhouse is limited to the competitors and the ELLCGA committee in accordance with the information sheet.

We hope that  some of you will still come along and watch the play offs particularly the final on Monday afternoon. The full draw and tee off times for Sunday morning are already on the website and will be updated as we progress through the rounds.  For those wishing to plan ahead the Championship quarter finals start at 2.20pm on Sunday with the Handicap Quaich semi-finals following at 2.52pm. The Championship semi-finals  and Handicap Quaich Final start at 8.30am on Monday morning and the Championship Final will tee off at 1.30pm.


We had a tremendous response to the raffle held at the Spring Meeting to raise funds for Marie Curie in memory of Ros Thoresen, a former County Secretary and past captain of North Berwick Ladies, and a strong supporter of the county and the various clubs of which  she was a member.  All the clubs taking part in the Carols’ Trophy very kindly donated a round of golf for 3/4 players. A total of £962 was raised. (£960 from raffle tickets plus a £2 donation)

The winners were

Gifford – Lynda Jeffrey

The Glen – Linda Gray

Longniddry – Anne Wood

Haddington – Clare Mackay

Musselburgh – Dianne Brown

Kilspindie – Sally Lucas

Dunbar – Jill McNicoll

Gullane – Alyssa Balding

North Berwick – Gill Ellis Pow

Renaissance – Pam Hall


9.20am – Stacey Cameron won 3&1 v.Eleanor Black

9.28am – Elinor Blair won 3&3 v Barbara Biggart

9.36 am – Alyssa Balding lost 3&2 v Kathleen Lannin

9.44am – Dianne Brown lost 5&3 v Lesley Johnston

9.52am – Mary Lou Watkins  lost to Keren Ward at the 19th

10.00am – Sue Penman lost 5&4 v Jill McNicoll

10.08am – Hazel Saunders won 3&1 v Sarah Stichbury

10.16 am – Margaret Milligan lost 5&4 v Dawn Young

Handicap Quaich

10.32am – Sue Murray won 4&3 v Anne Blundell

10.40am – Barbara Wallace won 3&2 v Irene Gray

10.48am – Elaine Somers lost 7&6 v Marie Young

10.56am – Fiona Maciver lost 4&2 v Jane McMinn






The County Flag flew over Muirfield yesterday for our first County Meeting of the year and the first to be held at Muirfield. The conditions were to say the least testing with winds toppling trolleys and making it very difficult around the greens. Despite the conditions there were no call offs on the day and while there were rather more N/Rs than usual only a very few decided to retire at the 9th. We were however lucky that apart from one hail shower bang on 2pm as I tee’d off the forecasted  rain stayed away.

The winds and chill on the course were balanced by the warmth of the welcome we received in the clubhouse and many people have commented on how friendly and welcoming everyone was.

The first three pictured above, Stacey Cameron, Mary Lou Watkins and Hazel Saunders, set off at 8am and set the pace both in terms of scores and pace of play. They completed their round in 3hours 20 minutes and all three will be returning on Sunday to play in the championship. Congratulations go to Stacey also for winning the over all scratch prize.

Despite the conditions several members managed reductions in their handicap including the three ladies contesting the Silver Handicap Prizes. All three scored nett 77 and count backs were required. Congratulations to new member Alyssa Balding who has moved north from Northumberland (1st), Dawn Young (2nd) and Margaret Milligan (3rd)

As the winds strengthened even more in the afternoon the famous short  7th hole (photo above) was made even more difficult as it became almost impossible to replace a ball that had been marked without it wandering off downhill in the wind.

The winds abated late in the day and everyone managed to get round  before the light failed and as we awaited their return we enjoyed a wonderful sunset.




Spring Meeting Winners

First Scratch Stacey Cameron 81

First Silver Handicap Alyssa Balding 87 (10) 77 After count back
Second Silver H’cap Dawn Young 84 (7) 77 After count Back
Third Silver H’cap Margaret Milligan 93 (16) 77 After count back

Bronze Scratch Susan Murray 106
First Bronze H’cap Elaine Somers 110 (27) 83
Second Bronze H’cap Sheila Herschell 110 ( 22) 88
Third Bronze H’cap Patricia Phillips 110 ( 21) 89

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There were 3 twos:- Marie Young @ 16th, Dawn Young @ 16th and Elaine Wolstencroft @ 4th.

Cheques will follow to the lucky winners of the sweep.




The draw for the Spring Meeting  is shown in full below. Please download and read the following information sheet/guide for your visit to Muirfield. Even if you have been there before please read since the arrangement may well be different from your previous visit.2017 Spring Meeting Muirfield Information Sheet

A raffle will be held on the day with some excellent prizes. The funds raised will be donated to Marie Curie in memory of Ros Thoresen a former secretary of ELLCGA, past ladies captain of North Berwick and well known member and good supporter of several golf clubs in East Lothian over the last 15/20 years.

ELLCGA Spring Meeting and Championship Qualifier – Muirfield
Monday 24th April 2017
Time Res. Name Player 1 Player 2 Player 3
08:00 ELLCGA SPRING MEETING Mary Lou Watkins Hazel Saunders Stacey Leona Cameron
08:10 ELLCGA SPRING MEETING Barbara Biggart Jan Gray Clare Mackay
08:20 ELLCGA SPRING MEETING Helen Walker Isobel Barrie Lilias McNicoll
08:30 ELLCGA SPRING MEETING Eleanor Black Carol Murray Diane Watt
08:40 ELLCGA SPRING MEETING Alyssa Balding Linda Henderson Pat Phillips
08:50 ELLCGA SPRING MEETING Susan Penman Lesley Johnston Vivien Skinner
09:00 ELLCGA SPRING MEETING Jane Richardson Ann Smith Lucy O’Riordan
09:10 ELLCGA SPRING MEETING Elinor Blair Dawn Young Dianne Brown
09:20 ELLCGA SPRING MEETING Clare Bowe Mrs Shona Lowe Maragaret Milligan
09:30 ELLCGA SPRING MEETING Kirstine McKenzie Felicity Bryant Susan Warren
09:40 ELLCGA SPRING MEETING Frances Hall Lindsey Garden Pat Cusden
09:50 ELLCGA SPRING MEETING Susan Murray Christian Blake Wendy Thummanond
10:00 ELLCGA SPRING MEETING Karen Probin Dulcie Barnes Alice Archbold
10:10 ELLCGA SPRING MEETING Elaine Wolstencroft Jeanie Cole Bev Fawdon
10:20 ELLCGA SPRING MEETING Irene Gray Linda Grieve Lesley Ross
10:30 ELLCGA SPRING MEETING Liz Mclelland Sarah Stichbury Veryan Biggar
10:40 ELLCGA SPRING MEETING Lorraine White Sheila Herschell Carolyn Gemmell
11:00 ELLCGA SPRING MEETING Carol Biggar Ingrid Elgsaas Georgene Parsons
11:10 ELLCGA SPRING MEETING Carole Ross Carol MacLeod Janice Reid
11:20 ELLCGA SPRING MEETING Elaine Somers Lorna White Liz Edwards
11:30 ELLCGA SPRING MEETING Janice MacLeod Anne Wood Elizabeth Grandison
11:40 ELLCGA SPRING MEETING Joanne Watt Dorothy Thomson Vicki Sandeman
11:50 ELLCGA SPRING MEETING Anne Rorrison Anne Blundell Jan Laing
12:00 ELLCGA SPRING MEETING Christine Reid Diana King Wendy Gootjes
12:10 ELLCGA SPRING MEETING Elaine Finnegan Linda Gray Joan Logan
12:20 ELLCGA SPRING MEETING Lesley Wood Audrey Berg Janet Reid
12:30 ELLCGA SPRING MEETING Liz MacColl Sandra Pollock Kathleen Lannin
12:40 ELLCGA SPRING MEETING Ann Pyrkosz Shiela King Sally Lucas
13:00 ELLCGA SPRING MEETING Gillian Whittaker Lynn Lund Ann Long
13:10 ELLCGA SPRING MEETING Jackie Smith Linda Smith Lynda Jeffrey
13:20 ELLCGA SPRING MEETING Jill Rankin Joan Henderson Barbara Baikie
13:30 ELLCGA SPRING MEETING Jenni Ray Diane Huish Jane McMinn
13:40 ELLCGA SPRING MEETING Marie Young Joan Doig Isabel Smith
13:50 ELLCGA SPRING MEETING Barbara Wallace Mrs Val Balfour Mrs Elaine Fell
14:00 ELLCGA SPRING MEETING Elaine Dick Samantha Frost Anne McKenzie
14:10 ELLCGA SPRING MEETING Nancy Thorne Brenda Goldstein June Elliott
14:20 ELLCGA SPRING MEETING Pam Hall Janette Buchanan Linda Sneath
14:30 ELLCGA SPRING MEETING Seline Stewart Patricia Lockie Ann Forbes
14:40 ELLCGA SPRING MEETING Morag Nicholson Tina Mooney Anne White
14:50 ELLCGA SPRING MEETING Tricia Boyd Anne Abrams Joan McElearney
15:00 ELLCGA SPRING MEETING Gwen Rodgers Irene Graham Jane Nelson
16:00 ELLCGA SPRING MEETING Jane Watt Marion Lauder Helen Bruce
16:10 ELLCGA SPRING MEETING Louise Casey Liz Millar Sharon Lynch
16:20 ELLCGA SPRING MEETING Sheila Blackwood Helen Seward Ali Carslaw
16:30 ELLCGA SPRING MEETING Jane D McNeill Mrs Corrine Luca Moira Stewart
16:40 ELLCGA SPRING MEETING Jill McNicoll Keren Ward Anne Marshall
16:50 ELLCGA SPRING MEETING Gill Ellis-Pow Heather McCutcheon Fiona Hopkinson

Congratulations to Lauren Lee and Annabel Hosie (two of our older juniors)  who have recently completed their PGA Level One coaching qualifications. Annabel is I understand one of the youngest girls to attain this qualification. Well done both on taking the initiative to add this new string to your bows. I hope that you will both be able to put your new qualification to use over the summer months.

The final draw for the 100 Club was made at the committee meeting this week. The lucky winners were;-

1st Prize – Christine Reid (1)

2nd Prize – Janice Reid (66)

3rd Prize – Isobel Barrie (4)

Thank you to everyone who has supported this fundraiser over the last 2 years.

The East of Scotland Girls Golfing Association held their first event of the year at Gullane today. Twenty one girls set off on Gullane No.3 in the sunshine though there was a cool breeze to start with. There were some great scores with some new members featuring in the prizes. It was also good to see some of our ELLCGA juniors featuring.

Overall Prize – Cassie Davidson-McQueen (Gullane Ladies)87-26=61
Scratch Prize – Grace Crawford (Gullane Ladies) 77

Under 18 – Emily Rigg (Craigmillar Park) 82-15=67
Under 16 – Ella Marshall (Baberton) 99-32=67
Under 14 – Alicja Gorka (Loretto School) 81-16=65

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