Joanne Free flew out to Minnesota to visit the University following the AGM and Prize Giving last week. She liked what she saw and has now signed on the dotted line and formally accepted her scholarship and will take up her place next autumn.

Joanne - USA

Wendy & JoanneJoanne Free has been busy playing all over the country and further afield playing as an individual and representing Scotland in the European Girls Team Championship (where she captained the team) and the Girls Home Internationals. This is Joanne's last year as a Junior and will be going to Minnesota University in 2017.

Joanne came along to the Prize Giving and thanked Wendy as Junior convenor and the committee on behalf of the Juniors for  all their support and hard work.

Joanne also brought along her East Lothian Young Sports Person of the year award



Junior winners 1


Emma Chapman and Grace Crawford carried of all the Junior's silverware.

Grace won the Spring Meeting and with it the Junior Championship, the Summer Meeting  Scratch and the Summer Hole & Hole.

Emma won the 1st handicap at the Spring and Summer Meetings and the prize for the Two best Net Scores.


  Prize winners 2016

There was a good turn out for the AGM and prize giving and after the Prize Giving the prize winners gather on the stairs for the customary group photo.

At the front clutching their prizes are Jane Herd (County Champion), Keren Ward (Runner up in County Championship), Janet Fairweather (winner of the Summer Hole & Hole) and Mary Lou Watkins (Winner of the Connie Lugton Scratch Prize at Spring Meeting and Winter Foursomes).

Also present are Janette Laing (Championship Handicap Quaich), Jean McNeill (Bronze aggregate), Stacey Cameron (Scratch aggregate) and Dianne Brown (Silver net Aggregate).


This year the County took over responsibility for the Babe Zaharias Competition which was run jointly with Gullane Ladies GC. The competition was a great success in its revived stroke play format and was over subscribed. With the assistance of Gullane GC who gave us courtesy of the course and Principal & Prosper who sponsored the prizes the magnificent sum of £3,400 was raised for the Macmillan Fund. Barbara Biggart and Nicky Black (Captain GLGC) presented the cheque to Macmillan before the Prize Giving started.

Macmillan 1


The November draw was made at the County AGM and prize giving and it was a clean sweep for Dunbar membership!

The winners:-

1st Prize – Viv Skinner (2)

2nd Prize – Elaine Dick (32)

3rd Prize – Anne Marshall (24)







Members at reminded that there is no printed fixture card this year. An e-mail will be sent out and information posted on the website advising when the sheet is opening for entries to all competitions.


Spring Meeting and County Championship Qualifier – Muirfield (HCEGC) – Monday 24th April 2017.   The Championship and Handicap Quaich will be played on Sunday 30th April and Monday 1st  May 2017 at Muirfield

Commonwealth Spoons – Longniddry GC – Thursday 25th May 2017 – Foursomes stroke play

Summer Meeting – Royal Musselburgh GC – Monday 19th June 2017 – Stroke play

Autumn Meeting – Haddington GC – Friday 18th August 2017 – Stableford

Note – the dates for entries for the Summer Hole & Hole and Winter Foursomes will be posted approximately 2 months before the commencement of the competition. Entry will be by email and the closing date for entries closer to the commencement of the competition in future


The Inter County Team Matches – The Jamboree

The East Division Matches will be played at Stirling GC. As always we will be looking for volunteers to trolley pullers nearer the time.   Put the dates in your diary now – Stirling Golf Club – Monday 26th – Wednesday 28th June 2017.

Junior Events

Full details of the Junior events will be listed under the Junior’s section. 

Babe Zaharias Trophy

ELLCGA now facilitate the running of this competition.  The competition was restored an individual stroke play competition in 2016 and it is hoped that it will be restored as a major event in the golfing diary while also raising funds for the McMillan Fund.

The event will again be held at Gullane No 1 on Monday 21st August 2017. Look out for further details and entry forms.

Note this is an open competition. This event will also mark the 70th Anniversary of Babe Zaharias winning the British Ladies Championship at Gullane. 

Pre-season Lunch – Saturday 4th March 2017 – Kilspindie GC

AGM – Thursday 2nd November 2017 at Gullane GC 7 for 7.30pm

President: Mrs Janette Buchanan              Vice President: Mrs Joanne Watt

Captain: Miss Elaine Dick –  Tel: 0131 343 3635

Vice Captain: Mrs Jenni Ray  – Tel : 01620 895487

Hon Treasurer:  Mrs Carol Murray – Tel: 01620 892319 

Hon Secretary:  Mrs Eleanor Black – Tel:  01875 612350

Junior Convenor: Ms Wendy Thummanond – Tel: 0131 441 3056


Mrs Janet Fairweather, Mrs Frances Hall, Mrs Linda Henderson,