ELLCGA Junior Girls were invited by Scottish Golf and Kingsbarns Golf Links to participate in the Kingsbarns Girls Classic on Saturday 2nd November.

This exciting event is now in its second year and is a legacy of Kingsbarns hosting the Women’s British Open in 2017. Scottish Golf’s aim is to give developing young female golfers the opportunity to play one of the world’s finest links courses, celebrate women’s golf in Scotland and inspire more young women to fulfil their golfing potential.
Each County in Scotland was invited to nominate two players to take part and they were joined by a Scottish female PGA professional or Ladies European Tour player to play as a team in a Texas Scramble format.

Abby Nisbet and Lucy Hall were selected to represent East Lothian and were joined by Gabrielle MacDonald in their Texas Scramble team. The 3 girls thoroughly enjoyed their day and played very well. 14 counties were represented at the event with people travelling from as far as Dumfries and Inverness to take part in the day.  The weather was very kind – no wind and only a few drops of rain in the last few holes.

The county representatives met for lunch and had an informal discussion on how Scottish Golf can work with us to support girls’ Golf.

Abby, Lucy and Gabrielle played very well as a team and finished in first place. It was a very enjoyable day and Abby and Lucy were delighted to have the opportunity to play such a great golf course!

Frances Hall

The East Lothian Junior Golf Championships 2019 was played for at The Glen Golf Club on Tuesday 15th October.  There were 58 Competitors including 11 girls.  The highest number of Girls since the event started in 1998.
The East Lothian Girls who were able to play in the Championship were Grace Crawford, Lucy Thomas, Ala Gorka, Charlotte Bauld, Ellie Bent, Emma Rudd and Louise Martin.
Grace won the 1st Scratch with a gross 77, net 76.
Lucy Thomas won the 1st Handicap with a gross 84, net 63.
Charlotte Bauld won the 2nd handicap with a 101 gross, net 69.
Ellie Bent won the 1st U14/U12 Scratch with a 102 net 81
Louise Martin won the 1st U14/U12 Net with a 103 gross net 76.
Congratulations to Emma Rudd and Ala Gorka who both had net 80.
Thanks are given to East Lothian Council for continuing to sponsor the Championships.  The Provost John McMillan and Sam Fox, The Glen Ladies Captain, presented the prizes and trophies.  In 2019 there were 24 Girls entering in the East Lothian League and we hope to increase this as we encourage more Junior Girls into our Association.
Our thanks to all the Players, Parents, Junior Convenors and particularly Frances Hall for managing our East Lothian Ladies Junior team who have achieved so much this year.
Jenni Ray

The Cuthbertson Cup was held at Falkirk Tryst Golf Club on Sunday 29th September 2019. The Cuthbertson Cup was presented by Mrs. Shelagh Cuthbertson of Midlothian and was first contested in 1957.

It is an annual match played in one day between teams of 4 girls from each of East Lothian, Fife, Midlothian and Stirling & Clackmannan County Golf Associations. The Cuthbertson Cup is awarded to the winning team.

The East Lothian Team was Lucy Hall, Annie Wilson, Molly Paton and Lucy Thomas.

We played against Midlothian girls in the morning singles. The games were all closely competed and we drew 2 – 2.

Lucy Hall beat Carys Irvine
Annie Wilson lost to Lucy Morrison
Molly Paton lost to Mollaidh Nicholson
Lucy Thomas beat Ella Marshall

Sadly, we lost on a countback so Midlothian went on to play Fife in the final. Fife won 3.5 – 0.5 and so won the Cuthbertson Cup for the 3rd consecutive year. Congratulations to Fife (Evanna, Eilidh, Porscha and Hannah).

We played foursomes in the afternoon against Stirling and Clackmannan. The two games were very close but we lost both matches.

Well done to the 4 girls who represented East Lothian. The weather was kind to us and they all enjoyed playing Falkirk Tryst. Thank you to Stirling and Clackmannan for organising the day. Many thanks also to Jenni Ray and Joanne Watt for their help and support on the day.

From left to right…. Annie Wilson, Lucy Hall, Lucy Thomas and Molly Paton
Frances Hall
Junior Convenor

Grace Crawford from Gullane Golf Club who won the Scottish Under 14 Championship after a playoff with Kasumi Tran of Wales.

Grace who was part of the Scotland Girls’ Home International team just last week, reached the turn in three-under, level par overall, to close the overnight deficit and reach the top of the leaderboard going into the final nine.

After five straight pars to start the back-nine, Crawford took a two-shot lead into the final three holes over her playing partner Tran.

However, Tran birdied 16 and 17 to take a one-shot lead going down 18 but Crawford bounced back from a bogey at 16, birdieing the par-5 18th to force a playoff.

The players headed back down the 1st and it was Crawford who secured the victory with a stunning eagle three.

Thank you to Scottish Golf for this report

More information can be found here


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


Since the last meeting we have had 5 ELJGL Match Days at North Berwick West Links, Longniddry, Gifford, Castle Park and Dunbar.

At Longniddry we also held the ELLCGA Junior Spring Meeting and had 9 girls competing. Grace Crawford won with an excellent 40 points, Emma Chapman was 2nd, also with 40 points and Lucy Hall was 3rd with 37 points.

At Gifford the ELLCGA Girls’ Team had the best overall score on the day, of the 12 teams competing. Abby was the leading scorer with 43 points, followed by Ellie Bent and Louise Martin, both with 41 points. Thank you to Jenni and Jane for their help at Gifford.

We had just one girl competing at Castle Park, mainly due to a clash with the championship qualifier at Gullane. There were 3 girls competing at Dunbar. The next match day will be at Craigielaw on 30th June.

East of Scotland Girls played a match against the West of Scotland Girls at Pollock Golf Club. Ala Gorka was the only ELLCGA girl who was able to play. The West won the match.

We have arranged a Get-Together for the girls at Fenton Barns on the 17th June with Martyn Huish. We will use the session for a bit of coaching, a bit of help with the rules and how to mark scorecards and the responsibilities of marking your playing partner’s card. We have got 4 girls who have said they will come along. Thanks to Jenni for arranging the evening.

The Cuthbertson Cup has been re-arranged for 29th September at Falkirk Tryst following its postponement in April.

Frances Hall – Junior Convenor

Dates for your diary…..

June 30th – MD7 Craigielaw 1230 – 1600 26 tee times

July 7th – MD8 Kilspindie 1200 – 1512 ELLCGA Girls’ Summer Meeting. 26 tee-times

July 28th MD9 Haddington 1130 – 1437 26 tee times

August 2nd (Friday) ELJGL Team Strokeplay – At Kilspindie

August 9th (Friday) ELJGL Championships (Sponsored by ELC) – At The Glen

August 25th MD10 The Glen 1112 -1506 ELLCGA Girls’ Autumn Meeting 26 tee times

September 8th MD11 Musselburgh & EL Girls 1200 – 1507 26 tee times

September 29th – Cuthbertson Cup at Falkirk Tryst

69 junior golfers played in the East Lothian Junior League at Gifford. The winning Team were the East Lothian Girls with a best 4 total of 160, beating Glen by 2 points and West Links by 5.

A great result, well done girls.

Further information can be found at this link:


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

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

Junior Convenor, Frances Hall sent this photo of the East Lothian Junior League team at Pinehurst.

There are more photos and stories on the ELJL website, it makes for a really interesting read.



A very good year for our junior golfers among their many successes Grace Crawford won the East of Scotland Girls Order of Merit and Ala Gorka won the Stephen Gallacher Order of Merit with Grace as runner up.

The full report can be found at this link:- Juniors report

The full list of junior prizewinners can be found here:- Junior Prizegiving

The Junior Autumn Meeting was held on the 9th of September at Gullane, in conjunction with ELJGL Match Day.

Well done to everyone who played, it was very windy but hopefully all the players enjoyed their golf and had good fun on the golf course.  Thank you to Dave Warren for organising and including us in the ELJGL Match Day.

First place went to Molly Paton with a fantastic score of 42 points.  Molly also won the prize for the best overall score of the day in the Match Day. Second place went to  Abby Nisbet with 39 points.

The full set of scores are shown below:

Cassie Davidson-McQueen 34 points
Ala Gorka 34 points
Cera Gemmell 36 points
Grace Crawford 37 points
Abby Nisbet 39 points
Molly Paton 42 points

Well done to everyone who played.

Frances Hall

ELLCGA Junior Convenor