Participation by our Juniors last year was disappointing for a variety of reasons, other golf events, other sports, school and family. This year we have re-vamped the events on offer and doing some joint events with Midlothian and East Lothian Junior Golf League. As has been the case for the last few years we also pay the membership fee for all junior girls  who wish to take part in the East of Scotland Girls events. This has produced an exciting programme for this season which also includes some golf coaching.

The Junior League in East Lothian has been going for over thirty years and is very strong. Teams wherever possible are mixed and a number of our girls have featured strongly in the teams over the years.  An all boys team is heading to Pinehurst on the 9th of February thanks to sponsors on both sides of the Atlantic but David Warren of the  East Lothian Junior Golf League would also like to secure a similar type of trip for a girls team and has spoken to ELLCGA about involvement with the plan so you never know! Meantime further information on what the boys are looking forward to and is available by clicking on the link.

Junior League trip 2018


Junior update

We had an opportunity at rather short notice to nominate a junior and reserve to attend an event at the Scottish Ladies at Dundonald on the 26th July 2017  for a behind the scenes tour, group watch of a professional in the pro-am, Q&A and to meet various professionals.  Emma Chapman and Grace Crawford our junior handicap and scratch champions were nominated and both got to go and had a great day. Emma was so inspired by the day that she was out practising her golf at 6.30am the next day!


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Clara Young has been named as 2017 Women’s Golf Coaches Association All -American Scholar. This comes hot on the heels mod her recent recognition by her college in Missouri. Clara is currently playing in the Scottish Team in the Algarve at the European Team Championships.

Juniors – Some of our junior girls took part in the East of Scotland Girls Summer Meeting and Championship earlier this week. While Fife junior, Porscha Wilson, Burntisland, won the Scratch Prize and the Stephen Gallacher Trophy with a gross score of 76 at Bathgate G C. and Midlothian member Mollaidh Nicholson, Prestonfield, won the Overall Handicap Prize with a net 66, Alicja Gorka who joined ELLCGA this year also had a net 66 to win the under 14 prize. Alicja was pipped at the post by Mollaidh for the Overal Handicap by a better inward half. (Par 70, SSS 70, CSS 69)

Eight girls qualified for the East of Scotland Girls Championship and although Alicja was unable to play Grace Crawford was there to fly the flag for ELLCGA. Grace lost to Lucy Morrison who in turn lost in the semi-finals to Eilidh Henderson who went on to win the Championship with Porscha Wilson the runner up. A full report can be found at http://www.eastgirls.org

Congratulations to Alicja and Grace for doing so well.




US Kids – update

East Lothian Junior Grace Crawford set the pace with a wonderful 66 to lead the field in the first round of the girls aged 10 category at Royal Musselburgh. While Grace did not manage to repeat that score she held on to share first place going into the last day. A final round 71 was good enough to give  Grace a 3 shot victory.  Well done Grace.



US Kids

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.

Mhairi Mackay Trophy (West v East Junior Match)

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


Junior Spring Meeting

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

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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.

East of Scotland Girls Spring Meeting

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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Cuthbertson Cup Team 2017

The Cuthbertson Cup will be held this year at Pitreavie on Saturday 16th April 2017.  Our team will be :-

Annabel Hosie

Lauren Lee (Captain)

Catherine Milne

Grace Crawford

Reserve – Alicia Gorka

East Lothian plays  Stirling & Clackmannan in the morning and Midlothian plays Fife. The afternoon matches are determined by the morning results