Jane McMinn winner of the Handicap Quaich today at Muirfield

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.

 


Championship – quarter final

2.20pm – Stacey Cameron won 3&2 v Elinor Blair

2.28pm  – Kathleen Lannin won 3&2 v. Lesley Johnston

2.36pm – Keren Ward lost 5&4 v. Jill McNicoll

2.44pm – Hazel Saunders lost  4&3 v. Dawn Young

Handicap Quaich – semi final

2.52pm – Sue Murray won 2 up v. Barbara Wallace

3.08pm – Marie Young lost v.   Jane McMinn at 21st hole

An updated information sheet has been sent to all competitors.

Please note that since Muirfield will be busy with members on Sunday and especially so  Monday when they have their own members events that access to the clubhouse is limited to the competitors and the ELLCGA committee in accordance with the information sheet.

We hope that  some of you will still come along and watch the play offs particularly the final on Monday afternoon. The full draw and tee off times for Sunday morning are already on the website and will be updated as we progress through the rounds.  For those wishing to plan ahead the Championship quarter finals start at 2.20pm on Sunday with the Handicap Quaich semi-finals following at 2.52pm. The Championship semi-finals  and Handicap Quaich Final start at 8.30am on Monday morning and the Championship Final will tee off at 1.30pm.

 

We had a tremendous response to the raffle held at the Spring Meeting to raise funds for Marie Curie in memory of Ros Thoresen, a former County Secretary and past captain of North Berwick Ladies, and a strong supporter of the county and the various clubs of which  she was a member.  All the clubs taking part in the Carols’ Trophy very kindly donated a round of golf for 3/4 players. A total of £962 was raised. (£960 from raffle tickets plus a £2 donation)

The winners were

Gifford – Lynda Jeffrey

The Glen – Linda Gray

Longniddry – Anne Wood

Haddington – Clare Mackay

Musselburgh – Dianne Brown

Kilspindie – Sally Lucas

Dunbar – Jill McNicoll

Gullane – Alyssa Balding

North Berwick – Gill Ellis Pow

Renaissance – Pam Hall

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 final draw for the 100 Club was made at the committee meeting this week. The lucky winners were;-

1st Prize – Christine Reid (1)

2nd Prize – Janice Reid (66)

3rd Prize – Isobel Barrie (4)

Thank you to everyone who has supported this fundraiser over the last 2 years.

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70 Ladies enjoyed an excellent lunch hosted by Kilspindie Golf Club, the food and service were both excellent.  The Speaker Ian Malcolm  gave us an interesting talk on the area around the golf course, mentioning the caves under the fairways and the harbour that used to be in the bay.  It was fascinating. We were pleased to be able to wish the Ladies of Kilspindie all the best in their  150 year celebrations and all the members a happy golfing season.

The March draw for the 100 Club was made at the Annual Pre-Season Lunch on Saturday.  A report on the lunch will follow shortly.

The final draw for the 100 Club will be made at the Spring Meeting next month.  There will be no new 100 Club this year and those that pay by standing order should ensure they cancel their standing order after the April payment.

This month’s winners are:-

1st Prize – Shona Low (93)

2nd Prize – Cynthia Guthrie (30)

3rd Prize – Linda Henderson (59)

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The January draw was made at the Committee Meeting last week.

1st Prize – Gillian Whittacker

2nd Prize – Viv Skinner

3rd Prize – Wendy Thummanond

ELLCGA  BOOKING COMPETITIONS ONLINE – STEP BY STEP GUIDE

  1. COMPETITIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR ONLINE BOOKING 8 WEEKS BEFORE COMPETITION DATE:-
  2. SPRING MEETING COMPETITION DATE MONDAY 24TH APRIL 2017. AVAILABLE FOR BOOKING FROM 20TH FEBRUARY 2017.CLOSING DATE 17TH APRIL 2017.
  3. COMMONWEALTH SPOONS COMPETITION DATE THURSDAY 25TH MAY. AVAILABLE FOR BOOKING FROM 27TH MARCH 2017 .CLOSING DATE 18TH MAY 2017.
  4. SUMMER MEETING COMPETITION DATE MONDAY 19TH JUNE 2017. AVAILABLE FOR BOOKING FROM 17TH APRIL 2017. CLOSING DATE 12TH JUNE 2017.
  5. AUTUMN MEETING COMPETITION DATE FRIDAY 19TH AUGUST 2017. AVAILABLE FOR BOOKING FROM 11TH MAY 2017. CLOSING DATE 12TH AUGUST 2017.

********PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE ARE REFERENCES TO VISITORS ON THE BOOKING SYSTEM. FOR COMPETITION PURPOSES EVERY MEMBER OF ELLCGA IS CATEGORISED AS A VISITOR AS ELLCGA ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR HANDICAP. THIS RESPONSIBILITY RESTS WITH YOUR HOME CLUB********

  1. ON ELLCGA WEBSITE SELECT ‘Enter competitions online’ BOX
  2. SELECT THE COMPETITION YOU WANT TO PLAY IN BY CLICKING THE ‘BOOK NOW’ button
  3. SELECT THE TEE TIME YOU WISH TO PLAY
  4. SELECT ‘PLAYER 1’ AND THEN SELECT ‘VISITOR’. IF YOU ARE BOOKING ON BEHALF OF ANOTHER PLAYER (WHO HAS TO BE A MEMBER OF ELLCGA) SELECT ‘PLAYER 2’ AND THEN SELECT ‘VISITOR’
  5. THE NEXT PAGE WILL SHOW A SUMMARY OF YOUR BOOKING AND TOTAL AMOUNT DUE TO BE PAID. ON THE SAME PAGE YOU NEED TO ENTER YOUR PERSONAL DETAILS i.e. NAME, ADDRESS, TELEPHONE NUMBER, EMAIL ADDRESS, HANDICAP AND CLUB.
  6. IF RELEVANT ENTER PLAYER 2 NAME, HANDICAP AND CLUB.
  7. PROCEED TO PAYMENT
  8. ON RECEIPT OF PAYMENT YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL CONFIRMING YOUR BOOKING

CANCELLATIONS NEED TO BE ADVISED TO THE SECRETARY – eleanork_black@yahoo.co.uk. Home Tel 01875 612350

 

East Lothian Ladies County Golf Association

Pre-Season Lunch at Kilspindie

Saturday 4th March 2016

Lunch order form

 

Closing date for orders -26th February 2017

 

Name………………………………………………………………………….……………

Address………………………………………………………………………………………

Postcode………………  Telephone/mobile No………………………………………….

E-mail address for confirmation of booking………………………………………..……

Please select order from the attached menu or ELLCGA website.

Main Course

Roast East Lothian Beef with a chasseur sauce, rosemary scented potatoes

Pan Fried breast of chicken with mushroom and pancetta cream

Oven baked fillet of cod, on a chorizo, rosemary and potato stove

Mushrooms, Brie, Rocket and red currant filo pastry parcel

Dessert

Handmade sticky toffee pudding with a vanilla pod ice cream

Tart au Citron, chantilly cream, forest fruit coulis

Hilary’s Deli cheese board selection, artisan biscuits and chutney.

*

Freshly brewed tea or coffee and handmade shortbread.

 

I have paid online    ……     

Or send with your cheque for £18.50 payable to ELLCGA to:-

Jenni Ray,  Woodend Cottage, 69 Dirleton Ave, North Berwick, East  EH39 4QL

Note -Tickets will not be issued for the lunch and confirmation will be after 26th February 2017.  Please state if you wish to be with others on the same table.

Bank details for those that wish to pay by online banking:-

Bank of Scotland – Sort code 80-13-28  A/c 00181092

 

The November draw was made at the County AGM and prize giving and it was a clean sweep for Dunbar membership!

The winners:-

1st Prize – Viv Skinner (2)

2nd Prize – Elaine Dick (32)

3rd Prize – Anne Marshall (24)

 

 

 

 

 

 

President: Mrs Janette Buchanan              Vice President: Mrs Joanne Watt

Captain: Miss Elaine Dick –  Tel: 0131 343 3635

Vice Captain: Mrs Jenni Ray  – Tel : 01620 895487

Hon Treasurer:  Mrs Carol Murray – Tel: 01620 892319 

Hon Secretary:  Mrs Eleanor Black – Tel:  01875 612350

Junior Convenor: Ms Wendy Thummanond – Tel: 0131 441 3056

Committee:

Mrs Janet Fairweather, Mrs Frances Hall, Mrs Linda Henderson, 

The latest draw was made at the first squad winter session today and the winners are 

1st Prize – Ros Thorensen (85)
2nd Prize – Liz Grandison (79)
3rd Prize – Pam Hall (46)

The next draw will be made at the AGM. Memberships are still available £15 for the remaining 6 monthly draws. 

 

 

The September Draw for the 100 Club was made at the 5 A-side AGM this evening.

The winners are

1st Prize – Hazel Saunders (23)

2nd Prize – Beatrice Flockhart (44)

3Rd Prize – Elaine Dick (6)

We had a  miserable grey start although no wind. The day improved to glorious sunshine in the afternoon but a windy end for the evening players. There was a great turnout with 125 enthusiastic participants with a great support for the tournament from all over Scotland and further afield. The standard of play was high and the ladies taking part thoroughlyf enjoyed themselves. Grateful thanks to the Babe Zaharias committee of Liz McLelland, Gwen Stewart, Nicky Black, Barbara Gibb, Elaine Dick, Jan Gray. ELLCGA are also very grateful to Gullane Golf Club for giving courtesy of the course today, the Starters for their hard work and to Stewart Duff and his Green Committee for presenting the course in such good condition. Thanks also to Linda and all the Bar and Catering staff who looked after so many people so well. 

Results

1st Scratch Julie Birdsall (4) The Roxburgh – 74 

2nd Scratch Stacey Cameron (5) Gullane Ladies – 75

3rd Scratch Maureen Richmond (1) Royal Liverpool – 78

1st Handicap Joyce Hunnan (10) Gullane Ladies  - 67

2nd Handicap Louise Duff (14)  Murrayfield – 71

3rd Handicap Pauline Rourke (20) Gosforth  - 72

Congratulations to our prizewinners who will be contacted by e mail.

The CSS will be published tomorrow. 

 

Raffle Prizes

 

Archerfield Mudbath Experience Anne Marshall Dunbar Golf Club

Merry Go Round Voucher and key ring Kate Ferguson St Regulus

Golf Lesson from Alastair Good  Gullane Golf Club Joyce Hunnan Gullane Ladies

Golf Lesson Martyn Huish North Berwick Golf Club Douglas Sutherland Gullane Golf Club

Black House Gift Fiona McGregor Dumfries and Galloway

Black House Gift Helen Heggarty Royal Liverpool

Bottle of Champagne Jill McNicoll Gullane Ladies

Bottle of Champagne Ethna McCracken Murrayfield

Sanctuary Gift Bag Lesley Johnstone Gullane Ladies

Principal and Prosper Umbrella Kay Cuthbertson Swanston

Principal and Prosper Umbrella Liz McLelland Gullane Ladies

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the raffle and our generous sponsors, in particular Principal & Prosper who sponsored the prizes, and congratulations to the winners. Thank you to all our competitors for their generosity and we will publish the amount of money raised for Macmillan shortly. 

 

 

The July draw has now been drawn and this month's winners are

1st Prize – Barbara Gibb (80)

2nd Prize – Elspeth Morrison (81)

3rd Prize – Jill Rankin (53)

There are still places available and if you and the cost if you join before the August is £22.50 which will entitle you to join in the remaining 9 draws so lots of prizes still to be done. Entry forms can be downloaded from the website. You can have more than one membership.

The next draw will be done at the Autumn Meeting at The Glen.

 

The June Draw for the new 100 Club was made at Dunbar at the Summer Meeting. Liz Dunn-Butler, Polly McPherson and Barbara Baikie drew the winning numbers.  This month's winners are

1st prize – Ros Thorensen (85)

2nd prize – Clare Bowe (47)

3rd prize – Joanne Watt (78)

You can still join in the fun  and there are still 10 draws with 30 prizes still to be won.  The cost of joining for the remaining 10 months is £25.

 

The first draw for the new 100 Club (2016) was made this afternoon at the Commonwealth Spoons at Gifford.

The winners are;-

1st Prize – Fiona Hutchison (83)

2nd Prize – Liz Dunn Butler (91)

3rd Prize – Isobel Barrie (4)

The winner cheques will be forwarded shortly.

 

There is still time to join the 100 Club (2016) and 11 more draws to go. The cost of participating in the remaining 11 draws is £27.50. Full conditions and entry forms are available on the website or contact Elaine Dick. With 3 prizes each month there are lots of chances to win.