AGM & Prize Giving 2017

The AGM and Prize Giving took place last night at Gullane GC. In addition to the usual AGM business the updating of the Association Rules was also approved unanimously. The cancellation of the Scottish Golf SGM meant that the intended discussion on how the County should exercise its votes was not necessary. Elaine made a few general comments on what had been happening and what we might need to be aware of for the future.  She also indicated that as and when we had a clearer idea of what Scottish Golf was going to put forward at the AGM in the spring an email would be sent out seeking views or more likely a meeting would be convened to discuss the proposals.

in a change to the usual order the Junior Prize Giving followed the Junior Report with Grace Crawford and Emma Chapman again winning the Junior Scratch and Handicap trophies with Kate Crawford runner up this year in the Handicap.

Former Junior Joanne Free is now enjoying her first year at college in Minnesota and Elaine read out an email from Joanne telling us about her routine and experiences in her her first semester. She is clearly enjoying college and a return to competitive golf despite the long days. Having tracked down a store that sells PG Tips all she needs now is to find some custard creams or chocolate bourbons to make her the “happiest person in the world”.

The main prize giving followed the meeting and the trophy winners gathered for the usual group photo.

AGM & Prize Giving 2016

Joanne Free has been busy playing all over the country and further afield playing as an individual and representing Scotland in the European Girls Team Championship (where she captained the team) and the Girls Home Internationals. This is Joanne’s last year as a Junior and will be going to Minnesota University in 2017.

Joanne came along to the Prize Giving and thanked Wendy as Junior convenor and the committee on behalf of the Juniors for  all their support and hard work.

Joanne also brought along her East Lothian Young Sports Person of the year award
Emma Chapman and Grace Crawford carried of all the Junior’s silverware.

Grace won the Spring Meeting and with it the Junior Championship, the Summer Meeting  Scratch and the Summer Hole & Hole.

Emma won the 1st handicap at the Spring and Summer Meetings and the prize for the Two best Net Scores.

There was a good turn out for the AGM and prize giving and after the Prize Giving the prize winners gather on the stairs for the customary group photo.

At the front clutching their prizes are Jane Herd (County Champion), Keren Ward (Runner up in County Championship), Janet Fairweather (winner of the Summer Hole & Hole) and Mary Lou Watkins (Winner of the Connie Lugton Scratch Prize at Spring Meeting and Winter Foursomes).

Also present are Janette Laing (Championship Handicap Quaich), Jean McNeill (Bronze aggregate), Stacey Cameron (Scratch aggregate) and Dianne Brown (Silver net Aggregate).

This year the County took over responsibility for the Babe Zaharias Competition which was run jointly with Gullane Ladies GC. The competition was a great success in its revived stroke play format and was over subscribed. With the assistance of Gullane GC who gave us courtesy of the course and Principal & Prosper who sponsored the prizes the magnificent sum of £3,400 was raised for the Macmillan Fund. Barbara Biggart and Nicky Black (Captain GLGC) presented the cheque to Macmillan before the Prize Giving started.