Very windy conditions at Kilspindie meant that the first 9 holes were hard to score on, in fact if you hadn’t lost a ball you were doing pretty well. Some groups escaped the rain while others had their rain gear on and off several times. The course was in excellent condition as ever and all players seemed to have enjoyed the day. The course analysis showed that the second hole was the most difficult, I don’t think that is a surprise to anyone.

Given the conditions there were some excellent scores, Alice Archbold scored a well earned 41 points in the morning and in the last group of the day special mention must go to Alyssa Balding who had 5 birdies, 8 pars and 2 no scores in her 40 points.

The full results can be seen by clicking on the pdf files below but the for a quick summary -there were 90 players and  the CSS was 69.

Autumn Meeting Results

Division One

First:                   Alice Archbold (41 points)

Second:              Alyssa Balding (40 points)

Third:                 Elinor Blair (39 points)

Division Two

First:                  Brenda Goldstein (37 points) (bih)

Second:              Liz Sowler (37 points)

Third:                 Wendy Gootjes (34 points) (bih)

There were eight 2s:

Liz Grandison (1st); Elinor Blair, Hazel Saunders, Morag Nicholson (8th); Alice Archbold (10th); Helen Seward, Alyssa Balding (13th), Audrey Berg (18th).




Our final golf event of the year. Some might say a bit early for an Autumn Meeting but “the nights are fair drawing in” and if we leave it any later in the year we would not be able to offer late afternoon times.

click on the links for the draw and for the notes about Kilspindie.

Autumn Meeting Start Sheet pdf

2018 Autumn Meeting Information Sheet pdf

Note:-  as you are aware we co-ordinate the Babe Zaharias Competition which is being held at Luffness New on the 20th August. The event is full but we are looking for donations of bottles for a tombola this year.  If you would like to make a donation please bring it along to Kilspindie.

Finally if you ordered a gilet or polo shirt these will be available at the Autumn Meeting.

The draw has now been made for the Summer Meeting at Cragielaw GC on Monday 11th June. Click on the links below to see the draw and the information sheet for this event.

Fingers crossed for a sunny summer day.

Summer Meeting Draw 2018 (pdf)

2018 Summer Meeting Information Sheet

The online booking for the Spring Meeting and Championship Qualifier at Gullane No.1 on Monday 21st April 2018 has now closed. There are a few spaces still available if you find that you can play after all by contacting Jane Nelson.

PLEASE click on the links below to see the full draw for the Spring Meeting and notes for those not familiar with the members clubhouse at Gullane.

Spring Meeting 2018 Draw

Gullane info sheet for Spring Meeting 2018

Full details of the rules of this and all other competitions can be found on the website under the Competition Rules tab.

We are all keeping our fingers crossed that we do get a real spring like day this year.


As some of you will know the Autumn Meeting at Haddington on Friday had to be abandoned when a torrential downpour following on all the earlier rain flooded the greens and we were advised that play could not continue.

We have re-scheduled the event for Tuesday 26th September. Unfortunately there will be no late tee- off times since the days are too short by that time of year. We have a block from 8.30 – 2pm.

If you were entered for the event yesterday and wish to play in the re-scheduled Autumn Meeting please email to Your payment and Two’s Sweep money will be rolled over to the new date. We will as far as possible allocate a time within half an hour of your original time but you will appreciate that some re-jigging of the draw will be required. Times are likely to be earlier than today. If you need a different time please let us know.
The closing date for this competition is 5pm on Monday 18th September.

If you were entered for the event and cannot play on the new date please let us know on and a refund will be sent for your  entry and where appropriate the sweep. 

If  you were not entered but wish to play on the new date please let us know at and  also let us know your preferred tee off time slot.

Payment will be accepted by cheque or bank transfer.

Please note the online booking system will not be used for this re-scheduled competition.

It would be very much appreciated if everyone who was originally in the draw could respond by the  closing date of 5pm on Monday 18th September.

Fingers crossed for better weather next time.

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
x x x x
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

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.

A full report will follow

Championship Semi Finals

8.30am  – Stacey Cameron lost 4&3 v Kay Lannin

8.38am  – Jill McNicoll won 4&3 v Dawn Young

Handicap Quaich

8.54 – Sue Murray lost to Jane McMinn 2 down

congratulations to Jane Mc Minn on winning the Handicap Quaich.

The Championship final will be contested between Kay Lannin and Jill McNicoll.



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.




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
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
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