A full report will follow

Championship Semi Finals

8.30am  – Stacey Cameron lost 4&3 v Kay Lannin

8.38am  – Jill McNicoll won 4&3 v Dawn Young

Handicap Quaich

8.54 – Sue Murray lost to Jane McMinn 2 down

congratulations to Jane Mc Minn on winning the Handicap Quaich.

The Championship final will be contested between Kay Lannin and Jill McNicoll.


Championship – quarter final

2.20pm – Stacey Cameron won 3&2 v Elinor Blair

2.28pm  – Kathleen Lannin won 3&2 v. Lesley Johnston

2.36pm – Keren Ward lost 5&4 v. Jill McNicoll

2.44pm – Hazel Saunders lost  4&3 v. Dawn Young

Handicap Quaich – semi final

2.52pm – Sue Murray won 2 up v. Barbara Wallace

3.08pm – Marie Young lost v.   Jane McMinn at 21st hole

An updated information sheet has been sent to all competitors.

Please note that since Muirfield will be busy with members on Sunday and especially so  Monday when they have their own members events that access to the clubhouse is limited to the competitors and the ELLCGA committee in accordance with the information sheet.

We hope that  some of you will still come along and watch the play offs particularly the final on Monday afternoon. The full draw and tee off times for Sunday morning are already on the website and will be updated as we progress through the rounds.  For those wishing to plan ahead the Championship quarter finals start at 2.20pm on Sunday with the Handicap Quaich semi-finals following at 2.52pm. The Championship semi-finals  and Handicap Quaich Final start at 8.30am on Monday morning and the Championship Final will tee off at 1.30pm.


We had a tremendous response to the raffle held at the Spring Meeting to raise funds for Marie Curie in memory of Ros Thoresen, a former County Secretary and past captain of North Berwick Ladies, and a strong supporter of the county and the various clubs of which  she was a member.  All the clubs taking part in the Carols’ Trophy very kindly donated a round of golf for 3/4 players. A total of £962 was raised. (£960 from raffle tickets plus a £2 donation)

The winners were

Gifford – Lynda Jeffrey

The Glen – Linda Gray

Longniddry – Anne Wood

Haddington – Clare Mackay

Musselburgh – Dianne Brown

Kilspindie – Sally Lucas

Dunbar – Jill McNicoll

Gullane – Alyssa Balding

North Berwick – Gill Ellis Pow

Renaissance – Pam Hall


9.20am – Stacey Cameron won 3&1 v.Eleanor Black

9.28am – Elinor Blair won 3&3 v Barbara Biggart

9.36 am – Alyssa Balding lost 3&2 v Kathleen Lannin

9.44am – Dianne Brown lost 5&3 v Lesley Johnston

9.52am – Mary Lou Watkins  lost to Keren Ward at the 19th

10.00am – Sue Penman lost 5&4 v Jill McNicoll

10.08am – Hazel Saunders won 3&1 v Sarah Stichbury

10.16 am – Margaret Milligan lost 5&4 v Dawn Young

Handicap Quaich

10.32am – Sue Murray won 4&3 v Anne Blundell

10.40am – Barbara Wallace won 3&2 v Irene Gray

10.48am – Elaine Somers lost 7&6 v Marie Young

10.56am – Fiona Maciver lost 4&2 v Jane McMinn






The County Flag flew over Muirfield yesterday for our first County Meeting of the year and the first to be held at Muirfield. The conditions were to say the least testing with winds toppling trolleys and making it very difficult around the greens. Despite the conditions there were no call offs on the day and while there were rather more N/Rs than usual only a very few decided to retire at the 9th. We were however lucky that apart from one hail shower bang on 2pm as I tee’d off the forecasted  rain stayed away.

The winds and chill on the course were balanced by the warmth of the welcome we received in the clubhouse and many people have commented on how friendly and welcoming everyone was.

The first three pictured above, Stacey Cameron, Mary Lou Watkins and Hazel Saunders, set off at 8am and set the pace both in terms of scores and pace of play. They completed their round in 3hours 20 minutes and all three will be returning on Sunday to play in the championship. Congratulations go to Stacey also for winning the over all scratch prize.

Despite the conditions several members managed reductions in their handicap including the three ladies contesting the Silver Handicap Prizes. All three scored nett 77 and count backs were required. Congratulations to new member Alyssa Balding who has moved north from Northumberland (1st), Dawn Young (2nd) and Margaret Milligan (3rd)

As the winds strengthened even more in the afternoon the famous short  7th hole (photo above) was made even more difficult as it became almost impossible to replace a ball that had been marked without it wandering off downhill in the wind.

The winds abated late in the day and everyone managed to get round  before the light failed and as we awaited their return we enjoyed a wonderful sunset.




Spring Meeting Winners

First Scratch Stacey Cameron 81

First Silver Handicap Alyssa Balding 87 (10) 77 After count back
Second Silver H’cap Dawn Young 84 (7) 77 After count Back
Third Silver H’cap Margaret Milligan 93 (16) 77 After count back

Bronze Scratch Susan Murray 106
First Bronze H’cap Elaine Somers 110 (27) 83
Second Bronze H’cap Sheila Herschell 110 ( 22) 88
Third Bronze H’cap Patricia Phillips 110 ( 21) 89

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There were 3 twos:- Marie Young @ 16th, Dawn Young @ 16th and Elaine Wolstencroft @ 4th.

Cheques will follow to the lucky winners of the sweep.




The draw for the Spring Meeting  is shown in full below. Please download and read the following information sheet/guide for your visit to Muirfield. Even if you have been there before please read since the arrangement may well be different from your previous visit.2017 Spring Meeting Muirfield Information Sheet

A raffle will be held on the day with some excellent prizes. The funds raised will be donated to Marie Curie in memory of Ros Thoresen a former secretary of ELLCGA, past ladies captain of North Berwick and well known member and good supporter of several golf clubs in East Lothian over the last 15/20 years.

ELLCGA Spring Meeting and Championship Qualifier – Muirfield
Monday 24th April 2017
TimeRes. NamePlayer 1Player 2Player 3
08:00ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGMary Lou WatkinsHazel SaundersStacey Leona Cameron
08:10ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGBarbara BiggartJan GrayClare Mackay
08:20ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGHelen WalkerIsobel BarrieLilias McNicoll
08:30ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGEleanor BlackCarol MurrayDiane Watt
08:40ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGAlyssa BaldingLinda HendersonPat Phillips
08:50ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGSusan PenmanLesley JohnstonVivien Skinner
09:00ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGJane RichardsonAnn SmithLucy O’Riordan
09:10ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGElinor BlairDawn YoungDianne Brown
09:20ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGClare BoweMrs Shona LoweMaragaret Milligan
09:30ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGKirstine McKenzieFelicity BryantSusan Warren
09:40ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGFrances HallLindsey GardenPat Cusden
09:50ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGSusan MurrayChristian BlakeWendy Thummanond
10:00ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGKaren ProbinDulcie BarnesAlice Archbold
10:10ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGElaine WolstencroftJeanie ColeBev Fawdon
10:20ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGIrene GrayLinda GrieveLesley Ross
10:30ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGLiz MclellandSarah StichburyVeryan Biggar
10:40ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGLorraine WhiteSheila HerschellCarolyn Gemmell
11:00ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGCarol BiggarIngrid ElgsaasGeorgene Parsons
11:10ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGCarole RossCarol MacLeodJanice Reid
11:20ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGElaine SomersLorna WhiteLiz Edwards
11:30ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGJanice MacLeodAnne WoodElizabeth Grandison
11:40ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGJoanne WattDorothy ThomsonVicki Sandeman
11:50ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGAnne RorrisonAnne BlundellJan Laing
12:00ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGChristine ReidDiana KingWendy Gootjes
12:10ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGElaine FinneganLinda GrayJoan Logan
12:20ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGLesley WoodAudrey BergJanet Reid
12:30ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGLiz MacCollSandra PollockKathleen Lannin
12:40ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGAnn PyrkoszShiela KingSally Lucas
13:00ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGGillian WhittakerLynn LundAnn Long
13:10ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGJackie SmithLinda SmithLynda Jeffrey
13:20ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGJill RankinJoan HendersonBarbara Baikie
13:30ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGJenni RayDiane HuishJane McMinn
13:40ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGMarie YoungJoan DoigIsabel Smith
13:50ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGBarbara WallaceMrs Val BalfourMrs Elaine Fell
14:00ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGElaine DickSamantha FrostAnne McKenzie
14:10ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGNancy ThorneBrenda GoldsteinJune Elliott
14:20ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGPam HallJanette BuchananLinda Sneath
14:30ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGSeline StewartPatricia LockieAnn Forbes
14:40ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGMorag NicholsonTina MooneyAnne White
14:50ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGTricia BoydAnne AbramsJoan McElearney
15:00ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGGwen RodgersIrene GrahamJane Nelson
16:00ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGJane WattMarion LauderHelen Bruce
16:10ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGLouise CaseyLiz MillarSharon Lynch
16:20ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGSheila BlackwoodHelen SewardAli Carslaw
16:30ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGJane D McNeillMrs Corrine LucaMoira Stewart
16:40ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGJill McNicollKeren WardAnne Marshall
16:50ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGGill Ellis-PowHeather McCutcheonFiona Hopkinson

Congratulations to Lauren Lee and Annabel Hosie (two of our older juniors)  who have recently completed their PGA Level One coaching qualifications. Annabel is I understand one of the youngest girls to attain this qualification. Well done both on taking the initiative to add this new string to your bows. I hope that you will both be able to put your new qualification to use over the summer months.

The East of Scotland Girls Golfing Association held their first event of the year at Gullane today. Twenty one girls set off on Gullane No.3 in the sunshine though there was a cool breeze to start with. There were some great scores with some new members featuring in the prizes. It was also good to see some of our ELLCGA juniors featuring.

Overall Prize – Cassie Davidson-McQueen (Gullane Ladies)87-26=61
Scratch Prize – Grace Crawford (Gullane Ladies) 77

Under 18 – Emily Rigg (Craigmillar Park) 82-15=67
Under 16 – Ella Marshall (Baberton) 99-32=67
Under 14 – Alicja Gorka (Loretto School) 81-16=65

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