Ladies the draw is now complete for this year’s Winter Foursomes with some 50 couples taking part. Frances Hall is looking after the results this year and I would remind you to send her your results as soon as you can after your tie has been played. Her details are at the top right on the draw sheet. Click on the link to see the full draw. Winter Foursomes 2017 -18 (F)
The competition rules are in the rules section of the website if you have any queries.
I hope that you will all have an enjoyable winter golfing season and that the weather will be kind to you.
The Ladies British Amateur Stroke Play Championship was played at North Berwick earlier this month. There was sadly a shortage of East Lothian talent with Dawn Young the sole East Lothian player. Clara Young like so many of of the top young players had already returned to college and were unavailable. Conditions were difficult but Linn Grant was a worthy winner with a score of -4 over the four rounds.
Dawn failed to make the cut but we wish her good luck and better fortune when she plays in the Senior Ladies British Open Amateur Championship at Royal Belfast next week
Commonwealth Spoons -Finals
The finals of the Commonwealth Spoons were held at Alyth on Monday. ELLCGA was represented by five couples but sadly the Spoons have gone south to Dumfries and not to East Lothian. The course was in great condition but with not much run after so much rain and we all seemed to struggle with the greens and at times with a testing wind funnelling down between the trees.
The finals of the Stephen Gallacher Foundation were held last weekend at Kingsfield GC and Ala Gorka scored a great 42 points in the under 14 girls section. This left her after a play off in 2nd place. Ala also finished 2nd in the under 14g girl’s order of merit despite being unable to play in a number of competitions. Ala has cut her handicap from 16 to 10.7 this year. Well done Ala.
East of Scotland Championship
A reminder that this event is being played at Royal Burgess on Sunday 15th October. The closing date is Monday 26th September so get your entry in soon if you want to play.
The final of this year’s Summer Hole & Hole took place on Sunday between Dulcie Barnes and Susan Penman. After a hard fought Match Dulcie triumphed at the 17th. Congratulations to Dulcie on her win and well done Sue on reaching the final.
The 2017 Babe Zaharias was played at Gullane No1 and while there was early morning mist lying on the course at the start of play it soon burned off from most of the course thought it lingered at the 13th and 14th for a bit longer. For a change there was no wind and no rain and by the standards of this summer almost perfect golfing conditions!
We had some almost perfect golf too with the winning scratch scores of 75, 76, and 77. A net score of 73 was not enough to secure a place in the handicap prize list with multiply scores of 73 and countbacks were required to determine all three places.
While others were less successful they still seemed to enjoy the day judging by the smiles captured by Joyce on the course and the laughter in the clubhouse. There were lots of promises to return next year to play at Luffness the next venue for the competition.
The final figure raised for Macmillan Fund will be known shortly but it will exceed the £3,400 raised last year thanks to the support of Gullane GC and Lindsays and the many organisations and individuals who donated prizes and the team of supporters who helped us run the event.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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Our members are busy golfing in many different places at the moment some locally and some further afield. This is a quick round up of some of those involved in International events.
International Golf 1
Two of our members have been seeking pastures new. Lesley Johnstone and Sue Penman have played abroad with some success in the past but this year decided to take on an different challenge and entered The Scandinavian Senior Ladies Open held on the Lakes Course at The PGA National near Malmo in Sweden. Over 6 days they played in first the pairs where they runners up followed by singles stroke play where Lesley finished 7th and Sue 8th. This was a against a high quality field with the Swedish players in the field playing for places in the national team.
International Golf 2
Two of our Juniors Alicjia Gorka and Grace Crawford join an international field for the Loretto School Scottish Boys’ & Girls’ U14 Open Championship to be held this week at Crail.ngood luck girls.
International Golf 3
Meanwhile Clara Young is part of the Scottish team currently taking part in the Home Internationals in England. Scotland was beaten by Ireland on day 1 but still plenty of golf to go and we wish Clara and the Scottish Team success with the remaining matches. Full details of the Girls and Ladies results are available on the R&A website