Following these links will allow you to access information specific to Musselburgh Golf Course, conditions of the competition and the draw sheet.

Babe Zaharias Information for Competitors

Babe Zaharias Terms of Competition

BZ Draw (as at 4.8.2019)


Booking for the Babe Zaharias Trophy at The Musselburgh (Monktonhall) on Monday 19th August, opens at 0800 on Saturday the 1st June.

The ‘Read More’ link below will connect you to the BRS booking page.

The entry fee is £25, as this is a charity event (proceeds to Macmillan Cancer Support).

This is an Open competition, so please feel free to pass the link on to friends you think may be interested.

Jane Nelson
Hon. Secretary, ELLCGA

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The winners of the Babe Zaharias competition were presented with their trophies today at Gullane. The trophies were presented by the Gullane Ladies Captain Barbara Gibb.

Leanne Wilson was presented with the Rosebowl for the scratch prize with a gross score of 72.

Liz Hilton received the Ultraplast Cup for the handicap prize with a net score of 66.

The big winners on the day were the Macmillan Cancer Support charity, their representative Pauline Macmillan was presented with a cheque for £4470. This brings the total raised for the charity over the past three years to £11,500.

Many thanks to all those who have supported this competition, to Luffness GC for hosting it and to our sponsors Lindsays.

The full results can be found by following the following links.

Results (gross)

results (net)

You can see from the photographs that Luffness looked stunning and that the rough had benefitted from some rain. It was unusual to play one of the links courses with so little wind but the greens were well protected by bunkers that made it a difficult day for some. A large number of volunteers helped with the running of this event and thanks are due to them. On a lighter note you may have noticed the “Tilted Toilet ” on the course a rival to The Leaning Tower of Pisa.


After a few windy and/or wet days the sun came out (eventually) and 140 ladies had an enjoyable day in the clubhouse and on the course at Luffness. There were some great scores and some not so good. The course was in great condition but the rough and bunkers could be punishing.

Full results and some photos will follow.

Meantime congratulations to all the prize winners:-

1st scratch – winner of the Babe Zaharias Trophy – Leanne Wilson (Kelso) 72

2nd scratch – Kay Lannin (Craigielaw) 76

3rd scratch – Dianne Watson (Leven) 77

1st handicap – winner of the Ultraplast Trophy – Liz Hilton (Gosforth Park) 66 ( bih)

2nd handicap  – Evelyn Hamilton (Ladybank) 66

3rd handicap – Katy Gillies (Melville) 70

Nearest the pin at 3rd (silver) – Morag Nicolson

Nearest the pin at the 6th (bronze) – Sherri Underwood

CSS 73

Well over £4000 has been raised for Macmillan Cancer Care. The final figure will be confirmed shortly.

Many thanks to all who supported the event especially Luffness New Golf Club for allowing us the use of the course and kept us all fed and watered and Lindsays solicitors who covered the prizes and some expenses.

The Draw is now complete and pdf and excel versions are below.  Please also read the attached notes regarding arrangements at Luffness.

If your circumstances have changed and you can no longer play please advise Jane Nelson as soon as possible since there is a waiting list.

We look forward to welcoming everyone to Luffness and we will be keeping our fingers crossed for a fine day.

BZ Draw (as at 1.8..2018)

BZ Draw (as at 1.8..2018) (PDF)

Babe Zaharies Competition – Luffness notes


The Babe Zaharias Trophy has proved once again to be a very popular event, and we have now filled all our available tee times and started a waiting list.  For a list of accepted applications, please click on the link below.  If your application has been accepted and you find that you are unable to play, please notify as soon as possible so that she can re-allocate your place to someone on the waiting list. 

BZ Accepted Applications as at 12.6.2018 (pdf) (1)

Not a moment too soon for some, the Babe Zaharias entry forms are now available!

Click on the link to down load the form

Babe Zaharias – entry form 2018

We look forward to seeing many familiar faces and some new ones at this year’s event at Luffness.

Full details of the clubhouse facilities and catering will be posted on our website before the event. Catering will be available for most of the day including the evening. Those wishing to dine in the evening will be asked to book in advance.

The Babe Zaharias committee, volunteers from the day, Trophy winners and a representative of Macmillan met at Gullane on Sunday for a small presentation. The Babe Zaharias Trophy was formally presented by Janette Buchanan our President to Alison McBride from Harburn and the Ultraplast Handicap Trophy to Vicki Cullen from Murrayfield. A cheque for £3,720 was then presented to Pauline Macmillan from  Macmllan Cancer Support.

The 2017 Babe Zaharias was played at Gullane No1 and while there was early morning mist lying on the course at the start of play it soon burned off from most of the course thought it lingered at the 13th and 14th for a bit longer. For a change there was no wind and no rain and by the standards of this summer almost perfect golfing conditions!

We had some almost perfect golf too with the winning scratch scores of 75, 76, and 77.  A net score of 73 was not enough to secure a place in the handicap prize list with multiply scores of 73 and countbacks were required to determine all three places.

While others were less successful they still seemed to enjoy the day judging by the smiles captured by Joyce on the course and the laughter in the clubhouse. There were lots of promises to return next year to play at Luffness the next venue for the competition.

The final figure raised for Macmillan Fund will be known shortly but it will exceed the £3,400 raised last year thanks to the support of Gullane GC and Lindsays  and the many organisations and individuals who donated prizes and the team of supporters who helped us run the event.

The results:-

1st Scratch and Babe Zaharias Trophy – Alison McBride – 75

2nd Scratch – Leane Wilson – 76

3rd – Maureen Richmond – 77

1st Handicap and Ultraplast Trophy – Vicki Cullen –  Net 73 (bih)

2nd Handicap – Fiona Maciver – Net 73 (bih)

3rd Handicap – Janey Heaney – Net 73 (bih)

CSS – 76




We are  delighted to report that we have a full entry for the competition again this year and look forward to welcoming you all to Gullane on the 21st August 2017.

Please click on link below to see the full draw and information for players.



Enter soon to avoid disappointment – A reminder to all that the Babe Zaharias is being run jointly with Gullane Ladies GC again this year and is on Monday 21st August 2017 and will be played over Gullane No1. This is an open competition and entries are coming in steadily. If you are thinking of entering make sure you enter soon.

Babe entry form

We are delighted to be running The Babe Zaharias Trophy again this year in conjunction with Gullane Ladies’ Golf Club. This year is the 70th Anniversary of Babe Zaharias winning the British Ladies Amateur Open at Gullane, the only competition she played in Scotland.

This year is also the 50th anniversary of the Ultraplast Trophy being donated as the handicap trophy.

Entries open on 1st April 2017.

Please click on the link to download an entry form – Babe entry form


Since there was no prize giving on the day of the competiton a presentation is being arranged for Saturday 5th November when Julie Birdsall and Joyce Hunnan will be formally presented with their respective trophies and a cheque for £3,400 handed over to Macmillan.

The CSS has now been confirmed at 75.

Scores will be returned to home clubs.

The decision last year to restore this ladies amateur golf competition for the Babe Zaharias Scratch and Ultraplast Handicap Trophies to a stroke play competition so far seems to have paid off.

The competition which has been held annually as a fund raiser for cancer charities since 1963 will be played for the first time on Gullane No1 on 22nd August this year and has been oversubscribed with 20 currently on the waiting list.

Interest has really been sparked and players from 43 different clubs will be taking part. Players are coming from 4 different clubs in England as well as players from Dumfries and Galloway, the Borders, Midlothian and Fife as well as a healthy representation from most of the East Lothian clubs.

The nominated Cancer Charity this year is the Macmillan Cancer Support and the prizes have been sponsored by Principal & Prosper.

The competition will be played at Gullane again next year to mark the 70th Anniversary of Babe Zaharias winning the British Ladies Amateur title at Gullane. Thereafter the competition will move on to another East Lothian Club.







Dulcie  Barnes (NBGC)

Barbara Biggart (NBGC)

Sue Penman (GLGC)


Isabel Smith (NBGC)

Eleanor Main (GLGC)

Pat Phillips (NBGC)


Irene Stewart (Muss)

Helen Ritchie (Gifford)

Anne Lafferty (GLGC)


Elinor Blair (NBGC)

Maureen Woodward (GLGC)

Clare Bowe (GLGC)


Dorothy Thomson (GLGC)

Viv Skinner (Dunbar)

Viv Cupples (Dunbar)


Jane Nelson (Dunbar)

Linda Henderson (Ren)

Liz Sowler (Muss)


Lynda Jeffrey (Dunbar)

Helen Napier (Gifford)

Jane Mercer (Tenterden)


Janette Buchanan (RM)

Gwen Rodgers (RM)

Marie Young (NBGC)


Ann Pyrkosz (GLGC)

Pauline Owen (Glen)

Liz Westcott (Glen)


Lesley Johnston (GLGC)

Jeanne Bell ( R L’pool)

Maureen Richmond (R L’pool)


Ally Hansen (Alnmouth)

Susan Dye (Delamere)

Stacey Cameron (GLGC)


Dianne Brown (Ren)

Susan Corrie (GLGC)

Gail Joughin (Merchants)


Liz MacColl (NBGC)

Eliz Anderson (Swanston)

Annette Wilson (Swanston)


Morag Nicholson (Lochend)

Susie Williamson (Swanston)

Kay Cuthbertson (Swanston)


Joyce Hunnam (GLGC)

Caroline Kinnaird (G’corse)

Mandy Dougal (Baberton)


Anne Marshall (Dunbar)

Caroline Mansley (Ratho Pk)

Angela Hughes (Ratho Pk)


Alison Smith (Hirsel)

Pam Cessford (Hirsel)

Julie Baird (Glencorse)


Moira Ross (Kinghorn)

Evelyn Hamilton (Kirk’dy)

Caroline Johnstone (M’fld)


Clem Douglas (Turnhouse)

Joan Tulloch (Kinghorn)

Jane Adams (Kinghorn)


Nancy Mitchell (Kirk’dy)

Barbara Linton (Kirk’dy)

Pauline Rourke (Gosforth)


Julie Birdsall (Roxburghe)

Dawn Young (NBGC)

Anne Hanson (Glencorse)


Linda Geatons (Minto)

Margaret Bland (Minto)

Anne Paterson (Minto)


Louise Duff (M’fld)

Marie Vandepeear (M’fld)

Ethna McCracken (M’fld)


Kaye Hewins (Glen)

Katy Gillies (Melville)

Jane Browitt (Glencorse)


Maggi Seymour (St Reg)

Chris Cordner (St Reg)

Ann Moffatt (St Reg)


Janice Pirie (St Reg)

Mags Cocozza (St Reg)

Kate Ferguson  (St Reg)


Sue Mitchell (St Reg)

Hazel Crane  (St Reg)

Nina Alexander (St Rule)


Bev Brown (St Rule)

Douce Lawson (E and E)

Moira Wilbraham (St Reg)


Myrtle Gilbert (L’bank)

Anne Wilson (L’bank)

Jacqui Trangmar (St Reg)


Jean Bauman (Crail GS)

Lynne Tait (St Reg)

Frances Robertson (St Reg)


Peggy Maher (St Reg)

Joan Prentice (L’bank)

Janice MacLeod (Glen)


Janette Murdie (Newbattle)

Fiona Hunter (Southerness)

Linda Scott (Southerness)


Caroline Rennie (Duns)

Liz Weepers (Thornton)

Trish Burgon (Duns)


Jan Gould (Thornton)

Mary Pettigrew (Thornton)

Shirley Fleming (Thornton)


Ruth McConkey (Pitreavie)

Christine Steedman (Pit’ie)

Marie Curran (Dunn’r Pk)


Linda Jack (D and G)

Fiona MacGregor (D and G)

Lorna McKinlay (Dunn’r Pk)


Senga Hogg (Lundin Lds)

Paula Todd (Thornton)

Annette Hogarth (Thornton)



Wendy Nicholson (Baberton)

Kay Lannin (Craigielaw)

Julie Douglas (Merchants)


Elaine Finnegan (RM)

Linda Gray (RM)

Audrey Berg (RM)


Muriel Gilligan (Swanston)

Corrine Luca (Longniddry)

Jean McNeill (Longniddry)


Jill McNicoll (GLGC)

Sharon Lynch (Haddington)

Lisa Kilpatrick (Pumph’n)


Lorraine White (Torwoodlee)

Denise Richards (Peebles)

Donna Fleming (Lochend)


We are pleased to announce that Principal & Prosper, Financial Planners with offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Kelso have agreed to sponsor the prizes. As a result all entry money will be going to the nominated cancer charity McMillan Fund.

If you have not already done so please get out you diaries and get in your entries. Remember there are tee of times between 4-5pm for those that work but may be able to finish in time to play

The date again is Monday 22nd August 2016 on Gullane No.1

Click on the link below to download further details and an entry form if you have not picked one up already.

Download Poster and entry form






invite entries for


(single round of stroke play with scratch and handicap prizes)

22 AUGUST 2016


Entry £20 (cheques payable to ELLCGA)

Liz McLelland Elmsford, Main Street, Gullane, EH31 2DR

Email –       Phone – 01620843131

This tournament is held to perpetuate the memory of Babe Zaharias who was an exceptional US athlete and golfer, winning the British Ladies’ Amateur title at Gullane in 1947.  She then turned professional and went on to win every major title before she died of cancer in 1956 aged just 45 years.

Her husband, George, donated a solid silver bowl inscribed “Serbin Open – Miami 1955” to be competed for by "Lady Golfers in Scotland”.  Torphin Hill GC hosted this prestigious championship for many years until Whitekirk took up the mantle, raising many thousands of pounds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

This is a new era for the rose bowl with East Lothian Ladies’ County Golf Association taking guardianship of the trophy and Gullane Ladies’ GC kindly offering to host the event for the next two years – 2017 marking the 70th anniversary of Babe winning the British Ladies at Gullane Golf Club.

Proceeds will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support.


Babe Zaharias Trophy      Ultraplast Trophy

1st Scratch £100               1st Handicap £75

2nd Scratch £75                 2nd Handicap £50

3rd Scratch £50                 3rd Handicap £25

Download Poster and entry form

Download Babe Zaharias competition rules