At the start of the day Jenni and Mary Lou were helping to fly the flag for ELLCGA at Longniddry

A perfect golfing day with hardly any wind and a very pleasant temperature saw Grace Crawford produce a fantastic scratch score of 74. Grace’s score included 3 birdies and 11 pars, two of the birdies being 2’s at the 6th and the 16th. Grace was the winner of division 1 with a net score of 71 just beating Anne Rorrison on a count back, Tina Mooney was third with a net 72.

Our winner with Alyssa Balding and Jill McNicoll

One of our new members JingYun Little won division 2 with a net 72, Gill Ellis-Pow was second with a net 77 and Donna Sarvardi was third on a count back.

Congratulations to all those players.

Full scores can be found at the following links:

Gross Results Sheet

Nett Results Sheet

Two’s Sweep Results

There were seven 2’s in today’s sweep, including Mary Lou Watkin’s hole in one at the sixth.

Hazel Saunders at the 6th

Gail McKill at the 16th

Sarah Stichbury at the 13th

Louise Casey at the 6th

Heather Neill at the 16th

Christine Reid at the 16th

Well done to everyone who took part today and thank you to the committee for their organisation of this event.

Congratulations to Mary Lou Watkins who had a hole in on the 6th hole at Longniddry.

Mary Lou is pictured with GM Bob Gunning who is presenting her with a commemorative flag and a bottle of NB gin.


The start sheet for the Spring Meeting can be found by following this link: Spring Meeting Start Sheet

An information sheet re the competition and facilities at Longniddry can be found here: Longniddry info sheet for Spring Meeting

The terms and conditions of the Spring Meeting and Championship can be found at this link: 2019 Spring Meeting Terms of Competition

We are delighted to announce that Rathbones, one of the UK’s leading providers of investment management services, is to sponsor the 2019 Babe Zaharias Competition.

The Babe Zaharias Open Ladies stroke play competition is to be held this year at The Musselburgh Golf Course on August the 19th.

Entry forms will be available on the ELLCGA website from the 1st of June to the 31st of July 2019. Entry £25. Handicap limit of 30.

It was lovely to see the sunshine and lots of happy golfers at Longniddry yesterday. Although the wind got up in the afternoon, it was a great day for some good golf. We had 9 girls competing for the Spring Meeting and they were all representing either East Lothian or their own club.

There was some excellent scoring and the winners were tied with 40 stableford points. Grace Crawford was the overall winner with a better inward half from Emma Chapman. Very well played, girls. In third place was Lucy Hall with 37 points.

The CSS has been confirmed as 74.

Thanks to Jenni for all her help on Sunday and to Joanne Watt, our president, who came along to see the girls start. Thank you for your support.

Look forward to seeing you at the Summer Meeting on July 7th at Kilspindie but in the meantime, there are a few more ELJGL Match Days to play!

Happy golfing and well done again, Grace. (Hard lines, Emma, but very well played!)


Frances Hall

Whole ELJGA squad with Junior Convener Frances, President Joanne and Captain Jenni.

Lucy Hall, Anni Wilson And Emma chapman

Booking is open for the Commonwealth Spoons Foursomes, at Gifford GC on Thursday 23 May. Booking should be made via BRS on the ELLCGA website.

The tee intervals are 15 minutes. This is because Gifford is a nine hole course. Please be aware that starters after about 1030 will be alternating with groups coming through from the ninth green.

Booking is still open for the Spring Meeting.

Jane Nelson

The first ELJGL Match Day was held at Gullane on 17th March. It was a very windy day but the girls enjoyed playing together. Four scores out of 6 count for the overall team score and we finished 6th out of 12 teams.

Lucy Thomas had the best girl’s score with 41 points which was excellent in the windy conditions.

The next match day will be on 14th April at The West Links, closely followed by Longniddry on 21st April.

Three of our girls played in the East of Scotland Spring Meeting at Ratho Park Golf Club on 31st March. Lucy Hall finished in 2nd in the Scratch competition. Ellie Bent had a Nett 69 (CSS 71).

The Lothians Mixed Junior Championship is to be held at Luffness on Monday 14th October. This is a new event that is being held to coincide with the 125th Anniversary of Luffness.

Frances Hall

Junior Convenor

There are still tee times available for the Spring Meeting at Longniddry, closing date for entries is the 23rd of April.

This is the qualifying competition for the Championship and the Handicap Quaich match play rounds. From those available, the 16 competitors returning the lowest scratch scores qualify for the match play to compete for the County Championship.

The 8 competitors, thereafter, returning the lowest nett scores qualify for the match play to compete for the Handicap Quaich.

The match play rounds will be played at Longniddry on Sunday the 5th of May and Monday the 6th of May.