Congratulations to all the girls and Ladies who played in the annual match against Lanarkshire today at North Berwick West Links. The conditions were truly testing, with wind and rain. The match ended with a 2 all draw. Photographed are the Junior pairings of Annie Wilson, Molly Paton of ELLCGA and Jodie Graham and Kitty Maslanka from Lanarkshire. Thanks to Kay Lannin, Barbara Biggart, Dulcie Barnes, Mary Lou Watkins, Dawn Young and Carys Irvine who all represented ELLCGA. Thank you to North Berwick Golf Club for hosting the match providing an excellent course and catering.

Jenni Ray

 

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

ELLCGA proudly announce the team that will be representing us at the 2019 Jamboree being held at Ladybank Golf Club on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd July.

The team is: –

Dulcie Barnes, Kay Lannin (Team Captain), Grace Crawford (ELLCGA Champion), Hazel Saunders, Mary Lou Watkins, Jill McNicoll, Jenni Ray (Captain ELLCGA), Sue Penman, Clara Young and Dianne Brown (inset).

Jenni hopes that as many supporters as possible will be able to come to Ladybank to support our players and wishes them all the best in their matches against Fife, Midlothian and Stirling and Clackmannanshire.

 

Congratulations from all in the County to Alyssa Balding and Neil Henderson on their wedding. Alyssa is one of our squad players and Neil is County member, Linda Henderson’s son. The bride looked lovely. Good wishes for a long and happy marriage.

A great day at Minto Golf Club today where ELLCGA beat The Borders 3 1/2 – 1/2.  Thanks to Kay, Dulcie, Gail, Dianne, Sue, Karen, Ann, Alyssa,, Sharon and Mhairi.  The course had beautiful views, lots of grass and made it a challenge for all the team. Thank you to the Borders for hosting.

Jenni Ray

Our East Lothian Ladies Squad team played the annual match against the Gullane Men for the Percy Vere Trophy on Sunday. The matches were all very close and it is with great pleasure that I can say that we won the trophy this year 3 1/2 – 2 1/2. Congratulations to Kay Lannin, Jill McNicoll, Susan Penman, Ann Sewell, Barbara Biggart, Elinor Blair, Grace Crawford, Gail McKill, Mary Lou Watkins, Pam Hall, Hazel Saunders and Karen Fullerton for representing the County. Many thanks to Gullane Golf for inviting us again and hosting us to the golf and a magnificent high tea.

Jenni Ray

 

The squad started training sessions in December with Martin Huish at his Trackman Studio in Fenton Barnes. We will have another session on the short game shortly.

We have had a match against Lanarkshire and only just lost 3-2. We have a match against the Borders in March.

There are more matches planned against the Gullane and the North Berwick men.

We have some 4sms practice sessions on Kilspindie and Gullane 3. Kilspindie was unfortunately cancelled due to the weather. Thanks to both clubs for allowing us to use the courses.

The emphasis this year is focussing on personal performance and team building. This is all working towards selection for an 8 woman team to represent East Lothian at the Inter County Matches. These will be played at Ladybank GC, Monday 1st to Wednesday 3rd July 2019. Your support will be most appreciated.

 

Some of our players are in the USA on scholarships and therefore not around for most of our training sessions. The selection for the Jamboree Team will be made after the finals of the Spring Meeting in April and the play offs on the 5th and 6th May.

Jenni Ray