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Winter Foursomes – Results and Semi Final Draw

Well done to the four couples who have managed to battle through to the semi-final stages of this year’s Winter Foursomes.  Click on the link for the full draw and to see who is through to the semi-final stage.

Winter-Foursomes semi final draw 25th Jan 2018

AGM and Prize Giving

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.

Dewar Trophy Final


Congratulations to Gullane who have just played Castle Park and won 4-1.  This win means they have secured the trophy again this year.well done to all the players in all the teams and hope you all enjoyed the matches you played.  The trophy will be presented at the AGM.

Carols’ Trophy


Well done to Renaissance and North Berwick who have won their sections of the Carols’ Trophy.  The final will be played at Longniddry on Sunday 10th September at 12.45 – 1315.  Many thanks to Longniddry for hosting the event. The presentation of the trophy will follow the matches. Good luck to both teams. Supporters most welcome.

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Day 3 at Stirling

Day 3 was dry though on the cold side. East Lothian and Fife would play for the wooden spoon and Midlothian and Stirling & Clackmannan for the trophy. At the end of the day Midlothian retained the trophy playing excellent golf to beat Stirling and Clackmannan 7-2, Third place went to Fife who beat East Lothian by 5 .5 -3.5 .

We may have collected the wooden spoon but there was some excellent golf played on both sides.  In the morning four balls we were treated to three games which all went to the 18th with Fife the winner of 2 matches to East Lothian’s 1. Regular foursomes partners Hazel and Mary Lou eventually finding the win which had eluded them in earlier matches.  The new partnerships of Jill and Lesley and Lauren and Alyssa worked very well together but both were pipped at the post.

The afternoon singles matches saw some interesting matches with the balance swing one way then the other. Lesley in the first match was 6 down against old rival Elaine Moffat but fought back before going down 3&2. An in form Jo Mackie unfortunately for us romped home against Stacey to be followed shortly by a 6&4 win for Anna McKay against Alyssa. At one point Alyssa was 4 down despite being only 2 over par which gives an indication of the challenge. The back end of the draw faired better with Pam nudging ahead in the second half and managed to hang on for a half and our first points in the afternoon. This was followed by a 1up win for Lauren after a match that had swung back and forth.  The last match followed them down the hill but Jill had already come from behind in the first half to secure a 4&2 win ending the afternoon on a high note.

All the matches this week have been played in good spirit. There has been some great golf from our team and they have come away positive about their golf and having enjoyed the week. The other teams were just that bit stronger and produced more birdies (and the odd eagle!) than we did. It was also good to see a number of very talented young players coming throughout all the counties.

Next year Dunbar  and links golf on home territory!

Full results


Mhairi Hall & Louise MacGregor lost to Gabrielle MacDonald &Alison McBride 2&1
Linda Allan & Margo Gardner lost to Louise Fraser & Hannah Darling 6&4
Laura Bissett &Alison Davidson lost to Karen Marshall & Kate McIntosh 1 up

Mhairi Hall​ lost to Louise Fraser 3&2
Louise MacGregor lost to Kate McIntosh 2 up
Jennifer Allan lost to Karen Marshall 5&4
Margo Gardner lost to Karen Ferguson-Snedden 5&4
Fiona Wait beat Alison McBride 1 up
Alison Davidson beat Gabrielle MacDonald 2&1

Stirling & Clackmannan 2 Midlothian 7

FIFE v East Lothian

Elaine Moffat &Anna McKay beat Jill McNicoll & Lesley Atkins 2up
Jo Mackie & Evanna Hynd lost to Hazel Saunders & Mary-Lou Watkins 1 up
Karin Sharp & Brogan Clark beat Lauren Lee & Alyssa Balding 2 up

Elaine Moffat beat Lesley Atkins 3&2
Jo Mackie beat Stacey Cameron 7&6
Anna McKay beat Alyssa Balding 6&4
Brogan Clark halved against Pam Hall
Evanna Hynd lost to Lauren Lee 1 up
Karin Sharp lost to Jill McNicoll 4&2

Fife 5.5 East Lothian 3.5 Read more


Summer Meeting at Royal Musselburgh

The Summer Meeting was played on a glorious sunny day with a bit of a breeze from time to time to stop us getting too hot. How often do we say that! There was some good scoring but others found themselves flagging a bit in the second half.

The results;-

CSS – 74

1st Silver Scratch – Sarah Stichbury 73

1st Silver Handicap Elinor Blair 80 (10) 70 bih
2nd Silver Handicap Lorna White 88 (18) 70bih
3rd Silver Handicap Sharon Lynch 81 (9) 72 bih

1st Bronze Scratch – Seline Stewart 95

1st Bronze Handicap Heather Neill 97 (25) 72
2nd Bronze Handicap Felicity Bryant 99 (26) 73
3rd Bronze Handicap Wendy Gootjes 98 (24) 74

Val Balfour @ 14th
Barbara Biggart @ 6th
Linda Gray @ 14th
Ann Sewell @ 6th
Nancy Thorne @ 6th


Royal a Aberdeen – The Final

The final was held on Saturday amidst more rain and wind. Connie Jaffrey (The Ladies Golf Club Troon) got of to a wonderful start with a fine display of her short game and putting skills requiring only single putts on six of the first nine holes leading Clara Young (North Berwick)by five holes at the turn. Clara was down but not out. A five hole winning run at the 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th holes squared the match. A great comeback. A bogey at the 16th saw her go one down again. The 18th saw her plugged in thick and wet rough and unable to move the ball any distance the game was up and Connie won the championship by two holes.

Well down Clara on such a great contest and in almost securing the Scootish for a second time.

St Rule Trophy

Congratulations to Clara Young on winning the St Rule Trophy at St Andrews today with a final round 71 on the Old Course today.  A great achievement. Well done Clara.

The runner up one shot behind was Australian Montana Strauss and  overnight leader Gemma Clews from England finished two shots behind.

Spring Meeting Raffle

Diane Huish presented the cheque for £962 to Maggie Murdoch, one of the Marie Curie nurses who cared for Ros Thoresen at home before she died in February.  Carrie Gray, lead nurse from the Marie Curie service and Juliet Williams from the North Berwick Marie Curie fundraising team were there along with Carol Murray, Carol Ross, Carol Mcleod, Gwen Stewart, Sue Penman and Jenni Ray.  The Marie Curie team are very grateful to all the ladies from the county who bought tickets in the raffle, and to the golf clubs who so generously donated the prizes.