Congratulations to our ELLCGA champion Grace Crawford, who has been selected to play for Scotland U18 Girls in the Home Internationals. This is the first time that Grace will play for her country and I am sure that all of ELLCGA are very proud that Grace has been given this opportunity. The competition is being held at Downfield Golf Club on the 7-9th of August.

Good luck to all the girls taking part in this event.

The full team is:-

Katy Alexander, Blairgowrie

Megan Ashley, Strathmore

Grace Crawford, Gullane

Rachel Foster, Prestwick St Nicholas

Carmen Griffiths, Aboyne

Evanna Hynd, Lundin

Cameron Neilson, Alvaneu Bad


North Berwick Golf Club

Tee Times from 10:00 am – 1.30 pm
(Play will be in threes)

Entries limited to 60 players – ballot on handicap if necessary

Entries close Saturday 21st September 2019
The draw will be available shortly afterwards at:

Scratch and Handicap Prizes

Entries to:
Jane Nelson                                               Entry fee £15.
28/4 Dirleton Avenue                              Cheques payable to ELLCGA.
North Berwick
EH39 4BQ

Entry Form – East of Scotland Championship 2019 Entry Form

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After a very successful bonding session the night before the team were determined to do well on day 3. Clara and Grace lead out the team in the foursomes and made a great pairing winning their match 3 and 1. Hazel and Sue just lost out on the 18th so we went into the singles trailing by one.

Grace and Clara sizing up the winning putt

In the afternoon session Clara and Grace again lead us out and their victories gave the team a great start.

Grace and Clara         Grace and caddy Dulcie

Kay had a great victory against Karen Marshall a real captain’s performance.

Jill and Sue both lost to very strong opponents so all was resting on the last match between Dianne and Karen Ferguson-Snedden. They went onto the 18th tee with Dianne one up. Dianne played the hole well and with her opponent finding the rough won her game and the match.

Kay and Dianne      Dianne and caddy Audrey

The team did really well to recover from the first day’s loss against Fife to finish second overall. All credit must go to them, their caddies and all who played a part but especially Jenni who lead us magnificently.

Congratulations to Fife and their captain Lorna Bennett on their victory in the East Division Jamboree. Fife go on to play in the Scottish Finals versus the North, West & South Divisions, to be held at Peebles Golf Club from Friday 30th August – Sunday 1st  September inclusive, where they will all fight out to be crowned Scottish Champions. We wish them luck at that event.


Our squad played some fantastic golf today to beat Midlothian to finish 2nd in the  Inter County Competition.  A full report on day 3 and some more photographs will be posted tomorrow.

All the results can be found at the following links:

Final Results 2019

Results – Day 1

Results – Day 2

Results – Day 3




East Lothian beat Midlothian 5 games to 4

Full report with all the results to follow.

Match score

East Lothian 1 v Midlothian 2

The line up for this afternoon’s singles is as follows:

Clara Young v Wendy Nicholson

Grace Crawford v Rachael Livingstone

Jill McNicoll v Jennifer Bryans

Kay Lannin v Karen Marshall

Dianne Brown v Karen Ferguson-Snedden

Sue Penman v Alison McBride

The match score in this morning’s foursomes against Midlothian was a win for Midlothian 2 games to 1

Full results below (East Lothian names first):

Clara Young and Grace Crawford won v Karen Marshall and Alison McBride

Jill McNicoll and Dianne Brown lost to v Louise Fraser and Jennifer Bryans

Hazel Saunders and Sue Penman lost to v Caroline Steedman and Karen Ferguson-Snedden

After the foursomes were halved it was all to play for in this afternoon’s singles. The match was always in the balance and two wins from the first two matches thanks to Clara and Grace put us in the driving seat. Stirling and Clackmannanshire fought back with two wins against Kay and Sue. Dianne had a very close match losing on the 17th.

A big thank you to all the players and caddies who played their part in giving us this exciting, nail biting round of golf.

On the tee Jill McNicoll


Jill who had been 3 down at one stage fought back to 1 down with 2 to play. At the 17th, the shot of the day, a fantastic long putt won the hole.

The only game to go up the 18th saw Jill remain calm while her opponent got into trouble in the rough, a really good approach and an excellent putt made sure of the win and a halved match overall.

Sizing up the putt at 18



Final result

East Lothian 4 1/2 v Stirling and Clackmannanshire 41/2

Singles results

Clara Young won v Jenie Allan

Grace Crawford won v Alison Goodwin

Kay Lannn lost v Laura Bisset

Sue Penman lost to Claire Cagocci

Dianne Brown lost to Margo Gardner

Jill McNicoll won v Linda Allan

East Lothian v Stirling and Clackmannanshire

The afternoon singles line up is as follows

Clara Young v Jennie Allan

Grace Crawford v Alison Goodwin

Kay Lannin v Laura Bissett

Sue Penman v Claire Capocci

Dianne Brown v Margo Gardner

Jill McNicoll v Linda Allan

East Lothian 1 1/2 vs Stirling and Clackmannanshire 1 1/2

The Results of  this morning’s foursomes are (East Lothian names first):

Jill McNicoll and Mary Lou Watkins  lost to Jennie Allan and Linda Allan

Dianne Brown and Kay Lannin  halved with Laura Bissett and Alison Goodwin

Hazel Saunders and Sue Penman won v Elaine Allison and Margo Gardner

Match Score East Lothian 2 Fife 7

The results of the afternoon singles were as follows:

Clara Young won v Elaine Moffat

Grace Crawford lost v Gillian Paton

Jill McNicoll lost v Jocelyn Mackie

Kay Lannin won v Hannah Braidwood

Sue Penman lost v Lorna McKinlay

Mary Lou Watkins lost v Lorraine Morrow

On a very blustery day East Lothian struggled against a Fife side containing four Ladybank members whose experience of the course proved decisive. There were some great matches and some excellent comebacks in particular Clara Young coming back from 3 down to win, Kay Lannin’s 3 and 2 victory and Jill McNicoll coming back to take her opponent to the 18th.

Our consolation prize was at the buffet where we managed to beat Fife to the puddings.

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The line up for the afternoon singles matches is:

Clara Young v Elaine Moffat

Grace Crawford v Gillian Paton

Jill McNicoll v Jocelyn Mackie

Kay Lannin v Hannah Braidwood

Sue Penman v Lorna McKinlay

Mary Lou Watkins v Lorraine Morrow

East Lothian 0 vs Fife 3

East Lothian names first:
Clara Young and Sue Penman lost to Gillian Paton and Elaine Moffat
Kay Lannin and Grace Crawford lost to Jocelyn Mackie and Hannah Braidwood
Mary Lou Watkins and Hazel Saunders lost to Lorna McKinlay and Brogan Clark