Since there was no prize giving on the day of the competiton a presentation is being arranged for Saturday 5th November when Julie Birdsall and Joyce Hunnan will be formally presented with their respective trophies and a cheque for £3,400 handed over to Macmillan.
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.
Congratulations to Joanne Free for being awarded the East Lothian Young Sports Person of the Year. She received the East Lothian Young Sports Person of the Year on Friday 15th October at the Brunton Hall, the venue for East Lothian's Sport Awards ceremony. She was nominated for representing her club, county and country all by the age of 18. Also for representing Scotland at Girls Home Internationals and European Team Championships and for being the Junior Captain at Gullane Ladies Golf Club, whilst in addition being the Scotland Captain at the recent European Team Championships.
Joanne was delighted to have been nominated and coming out top for a well deserved award! ELLCGA are very proud of all her achievements.
Many of our members were among the 48 teams taking part in the Sime Salver at Gifford recently and once again they had great weather for the event. As is so often the case a "B" team won and indeed this was a very good year for the B teams with four of them securing the first 5 places.
Congratulations go to Gullane B for winning the trophy ahead of North Berwick B, North Berwick A, The Glen B and Dirleton Castle B.
Click on the link for full details of all the scores and players
The East of Scotland Championship was played this year at Elie Golf Club on Sunday 9th October. There were four representatives from ELLCGA – Dianne Brown, Kay Lannin, Grace Crawford and Barbara Biggart. It was a beautiful day and excellent conditions. Well done to our Junior Grace Crawford for an excellent score of 86 on a strange course and for participating in the competition. Sadly our ELLCGA team of Kay Lannin, Dianne Brown and Barbara Biggart was last in the counties but some of our members were participating in the invitational Champion of Champions at Glasgow Gailes. Well done to Joanne Free in coming 3rd in the Competition and also to Dawn Young for achieving the Order of Merit points to be invited.
Elaine Moffat (St Regulus) won the East of Scotland women's championship at Elie Golf Club with an excellent scratch round of 70.
The former Scottish women's amateur champion won by one stroke from Kate McIntosh (Broomieknowe) with Karen Ferguson-Snedden (Liberton) third with a 72.
The Fife county team of Elaine Moffat, Fiona Hastie and Susan Jackson won the East of Scotland Team Trophy with a total of 220, seven shots fewer than Stirling and Clackmannanshire with Midlothian (230) third and East Lothian (248) fourth.
Brogan Clark (Dunnikier) won the leading handicap award with a net 68 off seven of a handicap.
Mandy Dougal (Baberton), playing off 11, was placed second with a net 69, the same score as Lorna McKinlay, who plays off five at Dunnikier. Mandy had the better inward half.
The CSS was 73
Elaine Moffat 70
Kate McIntosh 71
Karen Ferguson-Snedden 72
Fiona Hastie 73
Linda ALLAN 74
Lorna McKinlay 74
Brogan Clark 75
Margo Gardner 75
Susan Jackson 77
Karen Marshall 77
Claire CAPOCCI 78
Sarah WALKER 78
ALISON GOODWIN 80
Mandy Dougal 80
Wendy Nicholson 80
Lynn Newton 81
Nicola Glover 82
Lorna Bennett 82
Dianne Brown 82
North Berwick’s Marie and Jenni lead all the way to win the 2016 Gibson Cup trophy.The 90 entrants for the 2016 Gibson Challenge Cup matched the weekend weather with some great golf. This historic women’s foursomes competition played over The Braid Hills course since 1907 had the worthiest of winners.
Marie Young and Jenni Ray of North Berwick played the best golf from the Strokeplay Qualifier on Saturday, topping the leaderboard with a nett 69.5, two shots ahead of Mortonhall’s Anne Brownie and Mary Stark, all the way to winning the final on Sunday afternoon 5&4 against Anne and Mary.
In the mornings Semis, Marie and Jenni knockout the Peebles pairing of Glynis Read and Denise Richards 2up and Anne and Mary beat Broomieknowe’s Gillian Carter and Moyra Statham 6 and 4.
Congratulations to Marie and Jenni!
- Clara Young, our newest honorary member and currently a 3rd year student at Missouri University has been a key member of the University's golf team since she returned to the States after her summer break spending time with the family in North Berwick and golfing in competitions on this side of the pond. Last week the team won its third consecutive Johnie Imes Invitational. Clara shot a great 3 under 69 on the final day which was critical in the teams 3 point win. This week they took part in the Jim West Challenge hosted in Texas and while the team were further down the leader board Clara was a strong contributor within the 5 player team.
We are sure that there will be much more to report as the year goes on and we all wish Clara every success.