The 2020 Babe Zaharias and Ultraplast Trophies will be held at at HCEG Muirfield on Monday 17 August. Opening date for booking Monday 13th July, at 8am.

We remain uncertain whether we will be able to play the competition, as open counting competitions are not yet permitted in Scotland. However we are putting all arrangements in place so that we are able to proceed at short notice if the go ahead is given.

Meanwhile, HCEG Muirfield have very kindly agreed that we may have use of the course on 17 August for non-counting golf. Therefore, if we are unable to hold the competition we will run a Tri-Am type competition – teams as per the start sheet. Full details of the arrangements, and also catering etc., will be published nearer the date of the competition.

We will publish Terms of Competition amended for the latest Covid rules. In the meantime please note that caddies will not be permitted, and that buggies (which must be booked through Muirfield) may only be used with the permission of the Committee.

If you are travelling up from England, please make sure that you are familiar with the up-to-date Scottish Covid guidance (e.g. 2m social distancing).

If you wish to withdraw at this stage, a full refund will be given. Please let us know as soon as possible as we have a long waiting list of people keen to play Muirfield.

Jane Nelson
Hon. Secretary, ELLCGA

The start sheet for the Babe Zaharias Competition can be found here:

BZ Draw (as at 30.7.2020)

Please note that we are still uncertain as to whether we can play this competition.

Entries opened today for the Babe Zaharias Trophy, to be played at Muirfield on Monday 17 August. We decided that we had to go ahead and open the Babe Zaharias for entries, so that we had time to get set up and are ready to go if the green light is given in time. However we still have to wait for the announcement from Scottish Golf to confirm that open competitions may take place.
All 156 places were taken within the first few minutes, with a waiting list of nearly 80 names.  The Entry List (alphabetical order) shows the names of players who have secured a starting time and the Waiting List (in position order) shows the names of players who were unfortunately unsuccessful at this stage.
 Martin Dempster has written an interesting article putting the case for open competitions to resume.
Apologies must go to those on the waiting list, we do know how frustrating it is to try to book tee times when there is such a high demand.
Fingers crossed that we get the go ahead.
Jane Nelson