Well done to everyone who played at Gifford today. The elements were not kind and I am feeling much better after a hot bath! Thank you to those ladies who played and marked cards which prevented any 3 balls going out until the 4 pm slot their participation was much appreciated. This meant that the golf was played at a great pace. I have to say the 3 ball at the end may have been slower but from their comments at the end they all had fun. Gifford golf course was in great condition and their greens were lovely too but the wind and rain took its toll on the scores and the players.

Gifford Golf Club were also very welcoming and thank you to Bob for opening early and to Shirley and all her staff for looking after us so well and feeding all the hungry ladies. It was difficult to pull yourself out of the Club after a quick toilet stop where everyone was warm and cosy. The results are as follows:-



1  Elinor Blair and Janice Reid(North Berwick) 86 (11) 75                                                                                          

2 Irene Gray (Musselburgh) and Anne Marshall (Dunbar) 92 (16.5) 75.5

3 Anne McAllister and Heather Neil (Renaissance) (22.5) 76.5

I will confirm those representing ELLCGA at Eyemouth on September 7th 

HOLE IN TWO SWEEP (£80 IN THE KITTY) – no holes in two so I will give money to McMillan at the Babe Zaharias Trophy. I trust you will all be happy your £1 has gone to a good cause




This morning at Musselburgh Golf Club the ELLCGA held the semi finals of the Scratch Championship and the Finals of the Handicap Quaich. It was a dull chilly morning but all the matches were well contested and were very close all finishing at the 18th hole.

Keren Ward played steady golf against Susan Penman. After a ding-dong battle Keren birdied the 14th to go 1 up but Susan came back at the next hole with a very good up and down from the bunker. They halved the 16th in par and Keren won the 17th with a par and halved on the 18th with Keren the victor 1 up. The second semi final was also a ding-dong match and Jane managed to win the 18th to win 1 up.

In the Handicap Quaich Anne Blundell had managed to be 1 or 2 up on the way out but Janette pulled her back so they were playing the 18th all square. Janette holed a good putt to win the hole and the Handicap Quaich.

The sun came out in the afternoon and Musselburgh Golf Course looked lovely bathed in sunlight. Keren took the first hole with a birdie and they halved the next 3 holes. Keren then won the long 5th with a par to go 2 up and they halved the next 2 holes. Keren unfortunately was in bunkers on the 8th and 9th so they were all square at the turn. Keren won the 10th with a par they halved the 11th and then Keren lost the 12th being in a bunker again. Jane had an excellent 4 at the 13th to go 1 up and a birdie at the 14th to go 2 up and a par at the 15th to go 3up. The 16th hole was halved so Jane became the 2016 ELLCGA champion winning 3 and 2.

Anne Blundell the lady Captain of Musselburgh presented the prizes in the clubhouse afterwards. Everyone who came along and supported the ladies enjoyed some excellent golf and all the matches were played in a friendly manner. ELLCGA are very grateful to Musselburgh for hosting our Spring Meeting and Championships. We were all made very welcome at the club and members were very kind allowing matches to play through. We were also very well looked after by the catering staff.



Janette Laing (MGC) beat Anne Blundell 1 up


Semi Final

Keren Ward (NBGC) beat Susan Penman (GLGC) 1 up

Jane Herd (GLGC) beat Kay Lannin (CRAIGIELAW GC) 1 up


Jane Herd (GLGC) beat Keren Ward (NBGC) 3 and 2

Semi final 1

Semi final 2

Handicap Quaich semi finalists


Finalists + caddies

Fox on course


Supporters 2

Anne blundell runnerup handicap

Handicap quaich winner

Losing semi finalists

Runner up

Ellcga champion

Ellcga champion 2

Congratulations to Jane Herd the 2016 ELLCGA Champion!