As many of you will be aware the annual US Kids European Championship is currently being run over a number of East Lothian courses.

Grace Crawford one of our junior girls is taking part again this year and leads the field in the girl’s age 10 category after day 1 with a wonderful 66 over Royal Musselburgh. Well done Grace.

Congratulations to Annabel Hosie in being selected to play in the annual East v. West match for the Mhairi Mackay Trophy  at Cochrane Castle Golf Club, Renfrewshire on Sunday. Sadly for us a very strong West team prevailed to retain the trophy again this year. Annabel had her work cut for her from the start in her match with Jillian with a difference of 5 in their respective nhandicaps.

West Girls 6 East Girls 2

Jillian Farrell (Cardross) beat Annabel Hosie (Dunbar) 7 & 5
Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle) beat Anna McKay ( Crail) 5 & 3
Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) beat Eilidh Crawford (Baberton) 8 & 7
Kirsten Brown (Strathaven) lost to Evanna Hynd (Balbirnie Park) 1 hole
Rachel Foster (Turnberry) beat Porscha Wilson (Burntisland) 2 holes
Lorna McClymont (Milngavie) beat Eilidh Henderson (Loretto School) 2 holes
Justine Fulton (Hayston) beat Carys Irvine (Craigielaw) 3 & 2
Natalie Fowler (East Girls, Bathgate) W/O

Diane Huish presented the cheque for £962 to Maggie Murdoch, one of the Marie Curie nurses who cared for Ros Thoresen at home before she died in February.  Carrie Gray, lead nurse from the Marie Curie service and Juliet Williams from the North Berwick Marie Curie fundraising team were there along with Carol Murray, Carol Ross, Carol Mcleod, Gwen Stewart, Sue Penman and Jenni Ray.  The Marie Curie team are very grateful to all the ladies from the county who bought tickets in the raffle, and to the golf clubs who so generously donated the prizes.

Summer has arrived at last and we were all so pleased to be able to play in our shorts and polo shirts today at Longniddry. What a contrast to the rain at Gifford last year and the cold winds at Muirfield just a few weeks ago.

There were some good scores but some obviously were confused by the sun and lack of wind!

First – Anne McAllister & Heather Neill – 93 – 22.5 –  70.5

Second – Sheila Herschell & Carolyn Gemmell – 102 – 28 – 74

Third – Anne Blundell & Irene Stewart  – 89 – 14 – 75

The best five score  qualify for the finals at Alyth on the 11th September. Details will be sent to the qualifiers in due course.

Fourth – Linda Henderson & Linda Smith 92 – 16 – 76 (better back 9)

Fifth – Linda Gray & Audrey Berg – 95 – 19 – 76

Two’s – Hazel Saunders & Cationa Smith (16th)



8.48 Sheila Herschell Carolyn Gemmell Jane McMinn Jenni Ray
8.56 Hazel Saunders Catriona Smith Mary Lou Watkins Lorna Thomson
9.04 Clare Mackay Dianne Brown Dawn Young Clara Young
9.12 Sue Warren Alice Archibold Isabel Smith Christine Reid
9.2 Elizabeth McLelland Irene Campbell Frances Hall Anne Featherstone
9.28 Anne Mcallister Heather Neill Irene Gray Janet Fairweather
9.36 Sue Penman Liz MacColl Margaret Milligan Anne Forbes
9.44 Carole Ross Carol Macleod Gwen Rodgers Irene Graham
9.52 Anne Blundell Irene Stewart Dorothy Thomson Liz Lonie
10.00 Carol Murray Diane Huish Lorna White Elaine Somers
10.08 Sally Lucas Georgene Parsons Jillian Rankin Fiona Hutchison
10.16 Felicity Bryant Pat Cusden Christian Blake Lesley Ross
10.24 Elspeth Morrison Elizabeth Edwards Karen Probin Cynthia Guthrie
10.32 Sandra Pollock Ivy Donn Val Balfour Barbara Wallace
10.40 Robyn Weddell Jean Waddell Seline Stewart Pat Lockie
10.48 Jeanie Cole Sandra Banks Sharon Lynch Jane Watt
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11.04 Janice MacLeod Anne Wood Linda Gray Audrey Berg
11.12 Audrey Dunnett Helen Findlay Shona Low Libby Burnett
11.20 Annabel Hosie Lauren Lee Tricia Boyd Anne Abrams
13.20 Anne Pyrkosz Ann Lafferty Geri Turner Fiona Larnach
13.36 Janette Buchanan Pam Hall Jane Nelson Janette Laing
13.44 Linda Henderson Linda Smith Elaine Dick Viv Skinner
13.52 Nancy Thorne Marion Currie June Elliot Brenda Goldstein
16.40 Corrine Luca Jean McNeill
16.40 Lynn Lund Fiona Hopkinson Jill McNicoll Lillias McNicoll
17.12 Alyssa Balding Anne Marshall Helen Napier Moira Stewart

Summer hole and hole round 2

Round 1 of the hole and hole is now complete and the results are attached.  Round 2 must be played on or before 4th June.

The Junior Spring Meeting and Championship was held at Winterfield today. Unfortunately “sunny Dunny” did not live up to its name and although it was sunny a few miles away the girls started in drizzle and although this did blow away it remained cold. There was some good scoring despite the conditions and the fact that the girls did not know the course. This was also the nominated competition for The Telegraph Vitality Junior Championship and the winners names and scores go forward with the possibility of qualifying for the finals. Some golf balls courtesy of The Telegraph also go to the winners.

Congratulations to Grace Crawford and Emily Chapman for repeating last year’s results by winning the Scratch and Handicap Trophies respectively. Congratulations also to Kate Crawford for taking 2nd Handicap.

The full results:-
Scratch and winner of the Marjory Draper Trophy for the Junior Champion – Grace Crawford – 78
Handicap and winner of the Morrison Quaich – Emma Chapman 89 – 21 = 68
2nd Handicap – Kate Crawford – 93 – 23 = 70

Other scores
Abbey Nisbet – 81 – 9 = 72
Ala Gorka – 87 – 14 = 73
Annie Wilson  – 85 – 17 = 78

CSS – 66

Enter soon to avoid disappointment – A reminder to all that the Babe Zaharias is being run jointly with Gullane Ladies GC again this year and is on Monday 21st August 2017 and will be played over Gullane No1. This is an open competition and entries are coming in steadily. If you are thinking of entering make sure you enter soon.

Babe entry form

Jane McMinn winner of the Handicap Quaich today at Muirfield

After a thrilling final that went all the way to the 21st hole Jill McNicoll  emerged as the 2017 Champion. Congratulations go to Jill on winning but also to Kay Lannin who proved to be a very worthy runner up.  We were treated to some great golf and a match that swung back and forth.

A full report and photos will be posted shortly.