The decision last year to restore this ladies amateur golf competition for the Babe Zaharias Scratch and Ultraplast Handicap Trophies to a stroke play competition so far seems to have paid off.

The competition which has been held annually as a fund raiser for cancer charities since 1963 will be played for the first time on Gullane No1 on 22nd August this year and has been oversubscribed with 20 currently on the waiting list.

Interest has really been sparked and players from 43 different clubs will be taking part. Players are coming from 4 different clubs in England as well as players from Dumfries and Galloway, the Borders, Midlothian and Fife as well as a healthy representation from most of the East Lothian clubs.

The nominated Cancer Charity this year is the Macmillan Cancer Support and the prizes have been sponsored by Principal & Prosper.

The competition will be played at Gullane again next year to mark the 70th Anniversary of Babe Zaharias winning the British Ladies Amateur title at Gullane. Thereafter the competition will move on to another East Lothian Club.

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