A very good year for our junior golfers among their many successes Grace Crawford won the East of Scotland Girls Order of Merit and Ala Gorka won the Stephen Gallacher Order of Merit with Grace as runner up.
The winners of the Babe Zaharias competition were presented with their trophies today at Gullane. The trophies were presented by the Gullane Ladies Captain Barbara Gibb.
Leanne Wilson was presented with the Rosebowl for the scratch prize with a gross score of 72.
Liz Hilton received the Ultraplast Cup for the handicap prize with a net score of 66.
The big winners on the day were the Macmillan Cancer Support charity, their representative Pauline Macmillan was presented with a cheque for £4470. This brings the total raised for the charity over the past three years to £11,500.
Many thanks to all those who have supported this competition, to Luffness GC for hosting it and to our sponsors Lindsays.
The Sime Salver was donated by Anne Sime a past County Captain but it is not a County event but one run by the clubs in East Lothian. We do have a lot of members who take part in the event however and I am sure that despite the bunkers they all had a great day at Gullane yesterday and very glad that we did not get the weather we had today!
Once again it was a “B” team win. Congratulations to Dirleton Castle.
The final of the Carols’ Trophy will take place on neutral territory at Haddington GC on Monday 8th October 2018 The first tee off time is 11am and the “Two Carols”, Carole Ross and Carol Macleod intend to come along and present the trophy in the clubhouse afterwards. It might not be the Ryder Cup but it will be an exciting match for those taking part so why not come along and support them.
The Final will be Gullane Ladies v Musselburgh, the winners of the two divisions. Good luck to all the players and fingers crossed for good weather.
The Winter Foursomes draw is now complete with an entry of 51 couples this year so most of you will have first round ties to play on or before the 28th October so click on the draw below to check out if you are the challenger of one of the lucky ones with a bye.
Let’s hope that the weather is kind to us and that we have plenty of crisp, clear and sunny Autumn and Winter golf days and that we do not get blown away or see our courses disappear under several feet of snow this year.
Lesley Wood will be collecting the results so check the draw sheet for her contact details.
The Junior Autumn Meeting was held on the 9th of September at Gullane, in conjunction with ELJGL Match Day.
Well done to everyone who played, it was very windy but hopefully all the players enjoyed their golf and had good fun on the golf course. Thank you to Dave Warren for organising and including us in the ELJGL Match Day.
First place went to Molly Paton with a fantastic score of 42 points. Molly also won the prize for the best overall score of the day in the Match Day. Second place went to Abby Nisbet with 39 points.
The winners of the two sections of the Carols’ Trophy have now been decided. After some very tight matches, Gullane won by 2 points over Kilspindie and Musselburgh tied with Gifford on points, but won on games won by 12 games to 10.
The two winners will now play each other to determine this year’s winners of the Carols’ Trophy. Well done to both team on winning their sections and commiserations to those pipped at the post.
You can see from the photographs that Luffness looked stunning and that the rough had benefitted from some rain. It was unusual to play one of the links courses with so little wind but the greens were well protected by bunkers that made it a difficult day for some. A large number of volunteers helped with the running of this event and thanks are due to them. On a lighter note you may have noticed the “Tilted Toilet ” on the course a rival to The Leaning Tower of Pisa.
After a few windy and/or wet days the sun came out (eventually) and 140 ladies had an enjoyable day in the clubhouse and on the course at Luffness. There were some great scores and some not so good. The course was in great condition but the rough and bunkers could be punishing.
Full results and some photos will follow.
Meantime congratulations to all the prize winners:-
1st scratch – winner of the Babe Zaharias Trophy – Leanne Wilson (Kelso) 72
2nd scratch – Kay Lannin (Craigielaw) 76
3rd scratch – Dianne Watson (Leven) 77
1st handicap – winner of the Ultraplast Trophy – Liz Hilton (Gosforth Park) 66 ( bih)
2nd handicap – Evelyn Hamilton (Ladybank) 66
3rd handicap – Katy Gillies (Melville) 70
Nearest the pin at 3rd (silver) – Morag Nicolson
Nearest the pin at the 6th (bronze) – Sherri Underwood
Well over £4000 has been raised for Macmillan Cancer Care. The final figure will be confirmed shortly.
Many thanks to all who supported the event especially Luffness New Golf Club for allowing us the use of the course and kept us all fed and watered and Lindsays solicitors who covered the prizes and some expenses.
As the summer golfing season draws to an end it is time to start thinking about Winter golf.
We are now accepting entries for the Winter Foursomes which will run from the 1st October 2018.
To enter simply email email@example.com with the name of your partner and the preferred contact number or numbers for the draw. If you do not have a partner let us know and we will try and pair you up with some one.
Entries will close on the 16th September and the draw will appear on the website a few days later.
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.
This year for the first time we entered a team in the East Lothian Junior League Team Stroke play event at Royal Musselburgh. ELLCGA were represented by Lucy Hall, Abby Nisbet and Ala Gorka.
The Gullane Team won the Scratch with 230 and Haddington the lowest net score with 208. The ELLCGA team were 245 gross and 210 net. The best individual net scores were Ben Austin from Haddington with a net63 and Abby Nisbet with 64.
Our President, Janette Buchanan who was at Royal Musselburgh to watch the juniors was invited to present the trophy and prizes.
Well done girls and especially Abby with a wonderful personal score and contribution to the team total.
A full report can be found at eastlotianjuniorgolf.org.uk
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.
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 weather may be just a little cooler but things are hotting up elsewhere!
First of all congratulations to North Berwick on winning the Dewar Trophy in the 5 a-side scratch league with 7 points narrowly edging out Dunbar on 6.
Over in the Carols’ Trophy Gullane Ladies lease their section but it is not done and dusted yer with a few games still to be played. Musselburgh lead section 2 at the moment but Dunbar have a game in hand and play Gifford on the 19th.
Meanwhile we have reached the semi-final stage of the Summer Hole & Hole competition and the line up is Anne Blundell v. Nancy Thorne and Anne McAllister v. Kelly Foley. Well done in reaching this stage.
Have a look at the Junior News section to see what our juniors have been up to.
Congratulations to Grace Crawford on winning the scratch prize and Stephen Gallacher Trophy at the East of Scotland Girls Summer Meeting with a gross score of 73 at Royal Musselburgh on Monday. Kirsten Murison (Craigmillar Park) won the overall handicap prize with a net 68.
Eight of the girls from the Summer Meeting qualified for the first round of the Championship which was played on Monday afternoon.
Grace Crawford beat Lucy Morrison 1up
Alicja Gorka beat Kirsten Murison 5&4
Eilidh Henderson beat Natalie Fowler 2&1
Carys Irvine beat Mollaidh Nicholson 3&2
Today (Tuesday) now saw two ELLCGA juniors meeting in one of the semi-finals and two Midlothian Juniors in the other.
Grace beat Alicja (Ala) 5&3 and Carys beat Eilidh 1up.
The final played this afternoon gave Grace the double of the Stephen Gallacher Trophy yesterday and the Championship Trophy today after a 5&4 win over Carys.
Well done to both girls for some great golf over the last two days and for the good spirits shown in the final and earlier matches.
The Summer holidays have only just started and our Juniors are out on the golf courses around the country.
This week Grace Crawford and Lucy Hall played in the Xact Scottish Girls Amateur Championships at Moray. After 2 days of stroke play Grace qualified for the Championship Match Play and having won her 1st round tie lost yesterday in the Quarter Finals 4 & 2 to Kirsty Brodie (Strathmore). Lucy qualified for the Nett Championship and having played some great golf lost at the 19th hole in the 1st round to Iona Reid (Nairn Dunbar) who made it to the semi-final stages.
Next week we have 6 girls, Annabel Hosie, Grace Crawford, Annie Wilson, Ala Gorka, Cassie Davidson-McQueen and Emma Rudd playing in the East of Scotland Girls Summer Meeting at Royal Musselburgh on Monday morning and hope that some of them will qualify for the East of Scotland Girls Championship which will be played on the Monday afternoon and Tuesday. Click on the link for the full draw.
Four of our East Lothian Ladies have been taking part in the Scottish Senior Women’s Open at Prestwick St Nicholas.
In difficult scoring conditions Sue Penman was 8th qualifier for the Championship Match Play and Barbara Biggart qualified for the Nett Match Play. Having won through the first two rounds of their respective match plays both found themselves in this morning’s semi finals. Sue in what was obviously a very tight match succumbed at the 19th hole to Sheena Wood from Aberdeen Ladies who in turn was defeated by Elaine Moffat in the final. Barbara also faced defeat at the hand of her opponent Isla McCrone who went on to defeat Karen Ballantyne in the final.
The final day and hopes were high. Stirling & Clackmannan were to play Midlothian in the first match. S&C had won one match and halved another and a win against Midlothian might give them the title depending on the outcome of the other match. A Midlothian win would give them a clean sweep on their way to retaining the title.
The morning foursome gave Midlothian the edge with a 2-1 lead. The afternoon singles however were a clean sweep for Midlothian.
Meanwhile in the second match East Lothian played Fife. Having lost their first two matches Fife were keen to avoid the wooden spoon. East Lothian hoped for a win to perhaps secure second place or even a three way count back for first if S&C won! Those hopes were dampened as all three of the morning foursomes games went to Fife.
As the afternoon play got under way, the mist which had been hanging around over the water all morning started to roll in and jackets and waterproofs were donned as protection from the cold east wind.
It was soon clear that it was going to be difficult to secure the five games in the singles needed to win the match and indeed the Fife team came good for their captain on the final day. East Lothian’s hopes for points as the players played to the gallery at the 13th rested with three games. Joanne Free went on to win 4&3 over Jocelyn Mackie. Jill McNicoll must have hoped to win a the hole when Hannah Braidwood pushed her drive way right onto the middle of the 14 fairway. Hannah played a wonderful long shot over the edge of the hill to the left hand side of the green. A long straight put and a tap in gave her a par. Jill’s ball lay just off the green on the right between the bunkers. An awkward putt uphill over the edge of the bunker came up short and the second wandered off leaving Jill with a 5. Jill fought on but went down 3&1.
In the last match Kay Lannin and Brogan Clark went dormie 5 in Kay’s favour at the 13th. As the sun eventually burst forth the 14th and 15th both went to Brogan. Although her first putt on 16 rattled the pole as it went past a half in par was enough to ensure a win for Kay.
Midlothian retained the title and will go forward to represent the East Division in the Scottish finals at Kilmacolm in September and we wish them luck.
Dunbar was in great condition but sadly East Lothian could not convert home advantage into a home win but we will be back next year at Ladybank keen for a better outcome.
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