The Babe Zaharias Trophy has proved once again to be a very popular event, and we have now filled all our available tee times and started a waiting list.  For a list of accepted applications, please click on the link below.  If your application has been accepted and you find that you are unable to play, please notify secretary@ellgolf.co.uk as soon as possible so that she can re-allocate your place to someone on the waiting list. 

BZ Accepted Applications as at 12.6.2018 (pdf) (1)

Not a moment too soon for some, the Babe Zaharias entry forms are now available!

Click on the link to down load the form

Babe Zaharias – entry form 2018

We look forward to seeing many familiar faces and some new ones at this year’s event at Luffness.

Full details of the clubhouse facilities and catering will be posted on our website before the event. Catering will be available for most of the day including the evening. Those wishing to dine in the evening will be asked to book in advance.

The Babe Zaharias committee, volunteers from the day, Trophy winners and a representative of Macmillan met at Gullane on Sunday for a small presentation. The Babe Zaharias Trophy was formally presented by Janette Buchanan our President to Alison McBride from Harburn and the Ultraplast Handicap Trophy to Vicki Cullen from Murrayfield. A cheque for £3,720 was then presented to Pauline Macmillan from  Macmllan Cancer Support.

The 2017 Babe Zaharias was played at Gullane No1 and while there was early morning mist lying on the course at the start of play it soon burned off from most of the course thought it lingered at the 13th and 14th for a bit longer. For a change there was no wind and no rain and by the standards of this summer almost perfect golfing conditions!

We had some almost perfect golf too with the winning scratch scores of 75, 76, and 77.  A net score of 73 was not enough to secure a place in the handicap prize list with multiply scores of 73 and countbacks were required to determine all three places.

While others were less successful they still seemed to enjoy the day judging by the smiles captured by Joyce on the course and the laughter in the clubhouse. There were lots of promises to return next year to play at Luffness the next venue for the competition.

The final figure raised for Macmillan Fund will be known shortly but it will exceed the £3,400 raised last year thanks to the support of Gullane GC and Lindsays  and the many organisations and individuals who donated prizes and the team of supporters who helped us run the event.

The results:-

1st Scratch and Babe Zaharias Trophy – Alison McBride – 75

2nd Scratch – Leane Wilson – 76

3rd – Maureen Richmond – 77

1st Handicap and Ultraplast Trophy – Vicki Cullen –  Net 73 (bih)

2nd Handicap – Fiona Maciver – Net 73 (bih)

3rd Handicap – Janey Heaney – Net 73 (bih)

CSS – 76

 

 

 

We are  delighted to report that we have a full entry for the competition again this year and look forward to welcoming you all to Gullane on the 21st August 2017.

Please click on link below to see the full draw and information for players.

BABE ZAHARIAS TROPHY 2017

 

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

We are delighted to be running The Babe Zaharias Trophy again this year in conjunction with Gullane Ladies’ Golf Club. This year is the 70th Anniversary of Babe Zaharias winning the British Ladies Amateur Open at Gullane, the only competition she played in Scotland.

This year is also the 50th anniversary of the Ultraplast Trophy being donated as the handicap trophy.

Entries open on 1st April 2017.

Please click on the link to download an entry form – Babe entry form

 

Since there was no prize giving on the day of the competiton a presentation is being arranged for Saturday 5th November when Julie Birdsall and Joyce Hunnan will be formally presented with their respective trophies and a cheque for £3,400 handed over to Macmillan.

The CSS has now been confirmed at 75.

Scores will be returned to home clubs.

The decision last year to restore this ladies amateur golf competition for the Babe Zaharias Scratch and Ultraplast Handicap Trophies to a stroke play competition so far seems to have paid off.

The competition which has been held annually as a fund raiser for cancer charities since 1963 will be played for the first time on Gullane No1 on 22nd August this year and has been oversubscribed with 20 currently on the waiting list.

Interest has really been sparked and players from 43 different clubs will be taking part. Players are coming from 4 different clubs in England as well as players from Dumfries and Galloway, the Borders, Midlothian and Fife as well as a healthy representation from most of the East Lothian clubs.

The nominated Cancer Charity this year is the Macmillan Cancer Support and the prizes have been sponsored by Principal & Prosper.

The competition will be played at Gullane again next year to mark the 70th Anniversary of Babe Zaharias winning the British Ladies Amateur title at Gullane. Thereafter the competition will move on to another East Lothian Club.