Championship

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

CSS – 79
Reductions only

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
10:50 ELLCGA SPRING MEETING KEEP FREE FOR DELAYS KEEP FREE FOR DELAYS KEEP FREE FOR DELAYS
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
12:50 ELLCGA SPRING MEETING KEEP FREE FOR DELAYS KEEP FREE FOR DELAYS KEEP FREE FOR DELAYS
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.

ELLCGA

The February draw was made today and the three lucky winners were:-

1st Prize – Hazel Saunders (23)

2nd Prize – Anne Marshall (24)

3rd Prize – Liz McColl (84)

 

The team took on Gullane GC today in the annual match for the Percy Vere Trophy. The conditions were testing to say the least with winds gusting to 40pmh at times.  We were however spared the worst of the rain and the match as always was played in good spirits. Steven and his team looked after us well in clubhouse and we all enjoyed the post match hospitality and chat over high tea.  Our thanks go to Gullane GC for once again extending their hospitality and for their good wishes to the team in the Inter County Matches at Stirling later in June.

I say we played for the Percy Vere Trophy but the elusive Percy was not to be found. Having been missing last year he was found and returned to the clubhouse but was no where to be found this afternoon. We will however persevere and I am sure Percy will take pride of place on the table next year.

The result:-

Gavin Boyd & John Heaphy beat Keren Ward & Lauren Lee 3&2

Alistair Brown & Paul Craig lost to Mary Lou Watkins & Hazel Saunders 2&1

Colin Sinclair & Paul Anderson beat Lesley Johnstone & Barbara Biggart 2&1

Kevin Thomson & Harry MacLean beat Kay Lannin & Dawn Young 5&3

Davie Saunders & Stuart Munro lost to Jill McNicoll & Pam Hall 4&3

Andy Bamford & Nigel Watt beat Ann Sewell & Sharon Lynch 2&1

Congratulations go to Gullane GC on their 4-2 win.

 

We have had a phenomenal interest in our Spring Meeting and the highest entry  that I can remember by a very large margin.

I am glad to report that the new booking system seemed to go very smoothly with only a few people finding that they were pipped at the post in competition for a time. We had 44 bookings in the first 30 minutes and 115 in the course of the first day.

I realise that there are very few tee off times still showing as available. If you are unable to book a time please email Eleanor Black at eleanork_black @yahoo.co.uk

There are always cancellations and I hope one way or another that we will manage to fit you in between now and 24th April.

Just a reminder Ladies that there will be plenty of tee off times for Muirfield and we would ask you PLEASE do not all try to book as soon as the sheet opens. No system can cope with a hundred people all trying to log on at once.  There is plenty time to book so please take your time.

Thank you.

As many of you may by now have heard  Ros Thoresen sadly died at home on Monday 13th February 2017 after a short battle with cancer. Ros was a member and great supporter of ELLCGA for many years and a past Hon Secretary . She will also be known to many of you more recently as past lady captain at North Berwick GC. She will be greatly missed by her many friends as well as by her family.

I hope you will like the fresh look and layout and will take the time to find out find out what is where. The view you have may alter slightly depending on whether you are viewing on a computer, tablet, mini -tablet or smart phone.  

I am looking forward to the season ahead, but the committee have been busy over the winter months and not just with the setting up the new website.

Carol Murray and Eleanor Black have been busy with the new BRS online system for entering and paying for the three Meetings and the Commonwealth Spoons.

Barbara Biggart and I having listened to the clubs and discussed matters with Carole Ross and Carol Macleod set in train changes to the format of the 5 a-side competition. Jenni Ray and I have now met again with all the club representatives and the rules and draws are now all in place for the new format. The Dewar Trophy will remain a scratch competition but the Carols’ Trophy will in future be a handicap competition. Such is the interest that a draw was made for the competition to be run in two sections with a play off for the Trophy.   For further details look under the 5 A-Side tab.

Jenni has also been busy with the arrangements for the pre-season lunch which moves to Kilspindie this year. Jenni is now taking bookings and full details and the menu are under the County Events tab – Social Events.

Frances Hall and I have been reviewing the branded clothing on available to members and have decided to drop some of the items and to offer some others.  We are glad to report that the Nike long sleeved quarter zip tops which we acquired in small numbers 2 years ago for the team and those quick enough to snap up the remainder have become available again. Have a look at the About tab – Branded Goods to see what is on offer. We hope to add some other options from time to time so keep an eye on the site.

The squad has been meeting up regularly for practise matches and have now had the first of two short game sessions with Ailsa Murphy at Gullane. Hopefully their games will be finely honed by the time they have the annual matches v Gullane GC and Borders Ladies.

There has been no junior training over the winter but Wendy Thummanond has all their venues arranged for the year ahead and is planning to repeat last year’s spring sessions with Martyn Huish during the Easter holidays. Two of the juniors, Lauren Lee and Annabel Hosie have however been taking part in the ladies squad events.

But what about the golf I hear you say. Janet Fairweather has been recording the results and keeping us up to date with the winter foursomes and as we enter February the ties for the semi- finals are Lynn Lund and Fiona Hopkinson v Ingrid Elgsaas and Georgene Parsons in the upper half of the draw and Frances Hall and Lindsey Garden v. Gwen Stewart and Lesley Ross in the bottom half of the draw.

We enter a new era with our online entry for the Spring, Summer and Autumn Meetings and the Commonwealth Spoons. Eleanor has prepared a note explaining how to book. The system will go live for the Spring Meeting at Muirfield on 20th February at 8am.  There are plenty of tee times so no need for everyone to rush at once.

This year, as announced previously, we are also changing the booking arrangements for the Summer Hole & Hole and the Winter Foursomes. There is no form. If you want to enter the Summer Hole & Hole simply email Janet Fairweather at janetfairweather28@gmail.com before the 17th March. We will then do the draw and post this on the website under the County Events tab- Summer Hole & Hole. As always the competition will run from 1st April till 30th September. So if you enter remember to check when you need to play by.

Entries for the Winter Foursomes will not be accepted before the 1st August and a reminder will be sent out nearer the time.

Once everyone has got used to the changes I hope that you will find the new arrangement much easier and I know the committee are looking forward to a lot less cheques and wee slips of paper being passed round. There may be a few teething issues and we may need to tweak the website a little as we start to use it and Linda Henderson will be helping to keep it all up to date. 

Finally I wish you all an enjoyable and successful season and I look forward to seeing you at the lunch and or at this year’s meetings.

 

Elaine Dick

Dear Members of ELLCGA

As part of their 150 year Celebrations I am pleased to announce our Pre-season lunch will be at Kilspindie Golf Club on Saturday 4th March 2017.

The cost of a ticket is £18.50, this includes a 2 course meal, coffee, mints and gratuity.

Lunch will be from 12.30pm for 1pm. 

I have not included a pre-lunch drink as it appears that most Ladies choose to buy their own choice of drink.  We have been left with rather a lot of juice and Prosecco in the past.  I have reflected this in this year’s price.  We accept online payments for this event, but if you do so please remember to put your name as the reference.  The form to choose your menu is on the website and can be forwarded to me at jennixray@gmail.com.  For those who wish to send a cheque please do so to my address.  I will not be sending out tickets.

Ian Malcolm is the speaker this year and he will give us a potted history of Aberlady from the Bronze Age to present day.  He is head of the local Historical Society, so will add much to our 150 year celebrations. 

I hope we may see new members join us this year and look forward to meeting them and our present members at what will hopefully start Kilspindie off to a good year.  It is a great chance to meet up with fellow County players before the season has started.

I hope you will be able to come and if you wish to sit with friends please let me know on your lunch order form and I will try to accommodate everyone.

I look forward to seeing you at the lunch.

Kind regards 

Jenni Ray – Vice Captain

Joanne Free flew out to Minnesota to visit the University following the AGM and Prize Giving last week. She liked what she saw and has now signed on the dotted line and formally accepted her scholarship and will take up her place next autumn.

Joanne - USA

Wendy & JoanneJoanne 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

 

 

Junior winners 1

 

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.

 

  Prize winners 2016

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.

Macmillan 1

 

Congratulations to Joanne Free for being awarded the East Lothian Young Sports Person of the Year. She received the East Lothian Young Sports Person of the Year on Friday 15th October at the Brunton Hall, the venue for East Lothian's Sport Awards ceremony. She was nominated for representing her club, county and country all by the age of 18. Also for representing Scotland at Girls Home Internationals and European Team Championships and for being the Junior Captain at Gullane Ladies Golf Club, whilst in addition being the Scotland Captain at the recent European Team Championships.

Joanne was delighted to have been nominated and coming out top for a well deserved award! ELLCGA are very proud of all her achievements.

 

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Many of our members were among the 48 teams taking part in the Sime Salver at Gifford recently and once again they had great weather for the event. As is so often the case a "B" team won and indeed this was a very good year for the B teams with four of them securing the first 5 places. 

Congratulations go to Gullane B for winning the trophy ahead of North Berwick B, North Berwick A, The Glen B and Dirleton Castle B.

Click on the link for full details of all the scores and players

Download Sime Salver 2016 Results

The East of Scotland Championship was played this year at Elie Golf Club on Sunday 9th October. There were four representatives from ELLCGA – Dianne Brown, Kay Lannin, Grace Crawford and Barbara Biggart. It was a beautiful day and excellent conditions. Well done to  our Junior Grace Crawford for an excellent score of 86 on a strange course and for participating in the competition. Sadly our ELLCGA team of Kay Lannin, Dianne Brown and Barbara Biggart was last in the counties but some of our members were participating in the invitational Champion of Champions at Glasgow Gailes. Well done to Joanne Free in coming 3rd in the Competition and also to Dawn Young for achieving the Order of Merit points to be invited.

Elaine Moffat (St Regulus) won the East of Scotland women's championship at Elie Golf Club with an excellent scratch round of 70.
The former Scottish women's amateur champion won by one stroke from Kate McIntosh (Broomieknowe) with Karen Ferguson-Snedden (Liberton) third with a 72.
The Fife county team of Elaine Moffat, Fiona Hastie and Susan Jackson won the East of Scotland Team Trophy with a total of 220, seven shots fewer than Stirling and Clackmannanshire with Midlothian (230) third and East Lothian (248) fourth.
Brogan Clark (Dunnikier) won the leading handicap award with a net 68 off seven of a handicap.
Mandy Dougal (Baberton), playing off 11, was placed second with a net 69, the same score as Lorna McKinlay, who plays off five at Dunnikier. Mandy had the better inward half.

The CSS was 73

Leading Scores
Elaine Moffat 70
Kate McIntosh 71
Karen Ferguson-Snedden 72
Fiona Hastie 73
Linda ALLAN 74
Lorna McKinlay 74
Brogan Clark 75
Margo Gardner 75
Susan Jackson 77
Karen Marshall 77
Claire CAPOCCI 78
Sarah WALKER 78
ALISON GOODWIN 80
Mandy Dougal 80
Wendy Nicholson 80
Lynn Newton 81
Nicola Glover 82
Lorna Bennett 82
Dianne Brown 82

 

North Berwick’s Marie and Jenni lead all the way to win the 2016 Gibson Cup trophy.The 90 entrants for the 2016 Gibson Challenge Cup matched the weekend weather with some great golf. This historic women’s foursomes competition played over The Braid Hills course since 1907 had the worthiest of winners.

Marie Young and Jenni Ray of North Berwick played the best golf from the Strokeplay Qualifier on Saturday, topping the leaderboard with a nett 69.5, two shots ahead of Mortonhall’s Anne Brownie and Mary Stark, all the way to winning the final on Sunday afternoon 5&4 against Anne and Mary.
In the mornings Semis, Marie and Jenni knockout the Peebles pairing of Glynis Read and Denise Richards 2up and Anne and Mary beat Broomieknowe’s Gillian Carter and Moyra Statham 6 and 4.

Congratulations to Marie and Jenni!

  • IMG_8487 - Clara Young 2106 Uni Headshot
  • Clara Young, our newest honorary member and currently a 3rd year student at Missouri University has been a key member of the University's golf team since she returned to the States after her summer break spending time with the family in North Berwick and golfing in competitions on this side of the pond. Last week the team won its third consecutive Johnie Imes Invitational. Clara shot a great 3 under 69 on the final day which was critical in the teams 3 point win. This week they took part in the Jim West Challenge hosted in Texas and while the team were further down the leader board Clara was a strong contributor within the 5 player team. 

We are sure that there will be much more to report as the year goes on and we all wish Clara every success.

Congratulations to Joanne Free who came 3rd in the Scottish Girls at Baberton Golf Club. The match play had to be cancelled because of lightning so the title was decided in an 18 hole stroke play competition. Great effort by Joanne and below is a picture of her with the prizewinners 

 

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ELLCGA SUMMER MEETING

DUNBR GOLF CLUB – MONDAY 13 JUNE

 

PLAYER A

PLAYER B

8.00

DIANNE BROWN

LINDA HENDERSON

8.07

IRENE STEWART

ANNE SMITH

8.15

IRENE GRAY

JANET FAIRWEATHER

8.22

LIZ SOWLER

MARIE YOUNG

8.30

HAZEL SAUNDERS

DAWN YOUNG

8.37

DOROTHY THOMSON

DULCIE BARNES

8.45

SHARON LYNCH

ELAINE WOLSTENCROFT

8.52

ANNE S HENDERSON

CAROLE ROSS

9.00

JOANNE WATT

ANNE MARSHALL

9.07

LINDA JEFFREY

DIANE WATT

9.15

CATHERINE SMALL

JANE MCMINN

9.22

MARGARET MILLIGAN

MAUREEN WOODWARD

9.30

ELINOR BLAIR

JANICE REID

9.37

LESLEY ROSS

G STEWART

9.45

ANNE RORRISON

ANNE BLUNDELL

9.52

LYNN LUND

SHEILA HERSCHELL

10.00

VAL BALFOUR*

BARBARA WALLACE*

10.07

JANE HERD

STACEY CAMERON

10.15

FRANCES HALL

NICKY BLACK

10.22

PATRICIA PHILLIPS

RHONA BRANKIN

10.30

ANNE MCALLISTER

HEATHER NEIL

10.37

GWEN RODGERS

IRENE GRAHAM

10.45

VICKIE SANDEMAN

LILIAS MCNICOLL

10.52

SALLY LUCAS

HELEN NAPIER

11.00

CLARE BOWE

SHONA LOW

11.07

KEEP CLEAR

KEEP CLEAR

11.15

KEEP CLEAR

KEEP CLEAR

11.22

VIV SKINNER

WENDY THUMMANOND

11.30

KEEP CLEAR

KEEP CLEAR

11.37

KEEP CLEAR

KEEP CLEAR

11.45

LIZ MACCOLL

JUNE MCEWAN

11.52

TRICIA BOYD

SARAH MCCALL

12.00

GEORGENE PARSONS

INGRID ELGSAAS

12.07

LIZ EDWARDS

IVY DONN

12.15

ISABEL SMITH

JOAN DOIG

12.22

BARBARA BIGGART

LIZ DUNN BUTLER

12.30

POLLY MCPHERSON*

BARBARA BAIKIE

12.37

JACKIE SMITH

GILL WHITTAKER

12.45

MHAIRI TUFAIL

VERYAN BIGGAR

13.00

JOAN HENDERSON

JILL RANKIN

13.10

KAREN PROBIN

ELEANOR BLACK*

13.20

JANE NELSON*

JEAN MCNEILL

13.30

   

13.40

JANET REID

LYNN LOWRIE

13.50

JANETTE BUCHANAN

PAM HALL

14.00

SELINE STEWART

PAT LOCKE

     
     
     
     
     
     

4.00

NANCE THORNE

JUNE ELLIOT

4.10

KAY LANNIN

AUDREY BERG

4.20

ELAINE FINNIGAN

LINDA GRAY

4.30

   

4.40

   

*DUNBAR MEMBER

Well done to everyone who played at Gifford today. The elements were not kind and I am feeling much better after a hot bath! Thank you to those ladies who played and marked cards which prevented any 3 balls going out until the 4 pm slot their participation was much appreciated. This meant that the golf was played at a great pace. I have to say the 3 ball at the end may have been slower but from their comments at the end they all had fun. Gifford golf course was in great condition and their greens were lovely too but the wind and rain took its toll on the scores and the players.

Gifford Golf Club were also very welcoming and thank you to Bob for opening early and to Shirley and all her staff for looking after us so well and feeding all the hungry ladies. It was difficult to pull yourself out of the Club after a quick toilet stop where everyone was warm and cosy. The results are as follows:-

COMMONWEALTH SPOONS RESULTS

26 MAY AT GIFFORD GC

1  Elinor Blair and Janice Reid(North Berwick) 86 (11) 75                                                                                          

2 Irene Gray (Musselburgh) and Anne Marshall (Dunbar) 92 (16.5) 75.5

3 Anne McAllister and Heather Neil (Renaissance) (22.5) 76.5

I will confirm those representing ELLCGA at Eyemouth on September 7th 

HOLE IN TWO SWEEP (£80 IN THE KITTY) – no holes in two so I will give money to McMillan at the Babe Zaharias Trophy. I trust you will all be happy your £1 has gone to a good cause

 

ELLCGA CHAMPIONSHIP AND HANDICAP FINALS DAY

 

This morning at Musselburgh Golf Club the ELLCGA held the semi finals of the Scratch Championship and the Finals of the Handicap Quaich. It was a dull chilly morning but all the matches were well contested and were very close all finishing at the 18th hole.

Keren Ward played steady golf against Susan Penman. After a ding-dong battle Keren birdied the 14th to go 1 up but Susan came back at the next hole with a very good up and down from the bunker. They halved the 16th in par and Keren won the 17th with a par and halved on the 18th with Keren the victor 1 up. The second semi final was also a ding-dong match and Jane managed to win the 18th to win 1 up.

In the Handicap Quaich Anne Blundell had managed to be 1 or 2 up on the way out but Janette pulled her back so they were playing the 18th all square. Janette holed a good putt to win the hole and the Handicap Quaich.

The sun came out in the afternoon and Musselburgh Golf Course looked lovely bathed in sunlight. Keren took the first hole with a birdie and they halved the next 3 holes. Keren then won the long 5th with a par to go 2 up and they halved the next 2 holes. Keren unfortunately was in bunkers on the 8th and 9th so they were all square at the turn. Keren won the 10th with a par they halved the 11th and then Keren lost the 12th being in a bunker again. Jane had an excellent 4 at the 13th to go 1 up and a birdie at the 14th to go 2 up and a par at the 15th to go 3up. The 16th hole was halved so Jane became the 2016 ELLCGA champion winning 3 and 2.

Anne Blundell the lady Captain of Musselburgh presented the prizes in the clubhouse afterwards. Everyone who came along and supported the ladies enjoyed some excellent golf and all the matches were played in a friendly manner. ELLCGA are very grateful to Musselburgh for hosting our Spring Meeting and Championships. We were all made very welcome at the club and members were very kind allowing matches to play through. We were also very well looked after by the catering staff.

RESULTS

HANDICAP QUAICH

Janette Laing (MGC) beat Anne Blundell 1 up

SCRATCH CHAMPIONSHIP

Semi Final

Keren Ward (NBGC) beat Susan Penman (GLGC) 1 up

Jane Herd (GLGC) beat Kay Lannin (CRAIGIELAW GC) 1 up

Final

Jane Herd (GLGC) beat Keren Ward (NBGC) 3 and 2

Semi final 1

Semi final 2

Handicap Quaich semi finalists

Finalists

Finalists + caddies

Fox on course

Supporters

Supporters 2

Anne blundell runnerup handicap

Handicap quaich winner

Losing semi finalists

Runner up

Ellcga champion

Ellcga champion 2

Congratulations to Jane Herd the 2016 ELLCGA Champion!

EAST LOTHIAN LADIES’ COUNTY GOLF ASSOCIATION in conjunction with GULLANE LADIES’ GOLF CLUB

invite entries for

THE BABE ZAHARIAS TROPHY

(single round of stroke play with scratch and handicap prizes)

22 AUGUST 2016

GULLANE NO 1

Entry £20 (cheques payable to ELLCGA)

Liz McLelland Elmsford, Main Street, Gullane, EH31 2DR

Email – lizbeak@hotmail.com       Phone – 01620843131

This tournament is held to perpetuate the memory of Babe Zaharias who was an exceptional US athlete and golfer, winning the British Ladies’ Amateur title at Gullane in 1947.  She then turned professional and went on to win every major title before she died of cancer in 1956 aged just 45 years.

Her husband, George, donated a solid silver bowl inscribed “Serbin Open – Miami 1955” to be competed for by "Lady Golfers in Scotland”.  Torphin Hill GC hosted this prestigious championship for many years until Whitekirk took up the mantle, raising many thousands of pounds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

This is a new era for the rose bowl with East Lothian Ladies’ County Golf Association taking guardianship of the trophy and Gullane Ladies’ GC kindly offering to host the event for the next two years – 2017 marking the 70th anniversary of Babe winning the British Ladies at Gullane Golf Club.

Proceeds will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support.

PRIZES

Babe Zaharias Trophy      Ultraplast Trophy

1st Scratch £100               1st Handicap £75

2nd Scratch £75                 2nd Handicap £50

3rd Scratch £50                 3rd Handicap £25

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Download Babe Zaharias competition rules