Many congratulations to our honorary member Catriona Matthew who has been chosen to captain the European Solheim Cup team for the second time.

Catriona will be captain again at Inverness Golf Club in Toledo, Ohio, in 2021.

Catriona was part of the first European team to win on US soil at Colorado Golf Club in 2013, hopefully she can lead her team to victory in 2021.

 

Sunday 12 January, 10am to midday: bowling at Meadowmill for all ELLCGA members (more details to follow).

Saturday 29 February: Pre-Season Lunch at The Glen GC.

Monday 20 April: Spring Meeting and Championship Qualifier at Luffness New GC (booking opens on 23 March).

Sunday/Monday 3/4 May: Championship and Quaich Knock-out Rounds at Luffness New.

Thursday 21 May: Commonwealth Spoons at Haddington GC (booking opens on 23 April).

Monday 15 June: Summer Meeting at Royal Musselburgh GC (booking opens on 18 May).

Saturday 4 to Monday 6 July: Inter-County Jamboree at Kingsknowe GC.

Monday 10 August: Autumn Meeting (and Catriona Matthew Team Trophy) at Winterfield GC (booking opens on 13 July).

Monday 17 August: Babe Zaharias and Ultraplast Trophies at HCEG Muirfield (opening date for booking to be confirmed).

The main Prize Giving followed the AGM

County Champion this year is Grace Crawford who beat Lesley Johnson in the final at Longniddry.

Grace receiving her trophy from Vice President Carole Ross.

Jing Yun Little won the Handicap Quaich beating Lesley Wood in the final.

Congratulations to all of the players who took part in the competitions run by ELLCGA.

The full list of prize and trophy winners can be found at these links:

Senior Prize Winners 2019

Senior Trophy Winners 2019

Thank you to Jane McMinn for the photographs more of these can be found here:

https://www.ellgolf.co.uk/about/agm/prize-giving-photographs-2019/

 

Frances Hall, Junior Secretary, reported that there were sixteen juniors this year an increase over last year. For the first time, we had entered an ELLCGA team in the East Lothian Junior Golf League and the team performed really well in this competition.

The girls’ handicaps have all been reduced this season and they have won a lot of prizes and trophies at their clubs, at junior Opens and in the East of Scotland events. Special mention must go to Ellie Bent winner of the Trophy for most improved golfer and of course to our Junior and Senior Champion Grace Crawford (pictured below with vice president Carole Ross). 

Congratulations to all our Junior prize winners this year.

The full list of Junior prize winners can be found at this link:

JUNIOR PRIZES

It has been a very successful season for our Juniors and thanks must go to our Junior secretary Frances Hall for all her hard work.

Thank you to Jane McMinn for the photographs of the prize giving.

In her captain’s report Jenni Ray welcomed everyone to the meeting at North Berwick Golf Club and was pleased to announce that Catriona Matthew had agreed that a trophy could be presented in her name. “The Catriona Matthew Team Trophy” will be played for by club teams in the Autumn Meeting. One of the highlights of her captaincy was the commitment and performance of the County Squad at the Jamboree.

The treasurer, Elaine Wolstencraft reported a healthy financial position in the light of which there will be no change to subscriptions or entry fees.  Some changes will be made to on-line booking, competitions will open for booking 4 weeks ahead of the competition and there will be changes to how refunds are processed.

The proposed changes to the constitution were approved including a new Intermediate membership category for 18 to 25 year olds.

The Captain and Vice-Captain were proposed for re-election for 2020.  Remaining officers continued in post.

ELLCGA are delighted to announce a new team competition that will be played for at the Autumn Meeting each year. Honorary member of ELLCGA Catriona Matthew has worked with us in creating the competition in recognition of her captaincy of the successful European Solheim Cup at Gleneagles this year.

‘The Catriona Matthew Team Trophy” will be played for by teams of ELLCGA members from East Lothian Clubs. The clubs will select the teams taking part. Each team will consist of 3 members of the same club, with 2 scores to count, it will not be necessary for team members to play with each other.

Competition rules can be found at this link:

https://www.ellgolf.co.uk/competition-rules/the-catriona-matthew-trophy/

Winterfield Golf Club will have the honour of hosting this new competition on the 10th August 2020.   We hope all clubs will be encouraging their members to enter the meeting so they can compete for this fine trophy. Clubs will be encouraged to pick junior ELLCGA members to be part of their teams. We also are hoping that Catriona may be able to present the trophy.

Jenni Ray

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

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

 

The ELLCGA AGM and Prizegiving will be held at North Berwick Golf Club at 7.15pm for 7.30pm on Thursday 7 November. Tea/coffee/wine/juice will be available beforehand.

We will also have a stock of the new gilets available for sale, at a price of £50.

Please find enclosed the agenda, minutes from last year, proposed amendments to the constitution and 2018/19 accounts.

We look forward to seeing you on the 7th.

Jane Nelson
Hon. Secretary

I saw this video and thought that it would be good to share the exploits of our champion at The Machrie on the Isle of Islay. It was the venue for a spectacular end of season tournament for golfers from the Barrie Douglas Foundation, Paul Lawrie Foundation and Stephen Gallacher Foundation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_L5AQ6Ou2Ek

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 East of Scotland Championship was held at North Berwick GC today.  It was a calm, mostly dry day but quite cold.  We had a full field of 69 players from across the four counties (East Lothian, Fife, Midlothian, Stirling & Clackmannanshire).  Many of the competitors had not played North Berwick before, and enjoyed discovering its unique features and world-famous holes.  The course was in superb condition and the clubhouse made everyone feel very welcome.
Congratulations to the 2019 East of Scotland Champion, Karen Ferguson-Snedden and the winning Midlothian team.
Gross:
1st (and East of Scotland Champion for 2019): Karen Ferguson-Snedden, Mortonhall GC and Midlothian, with a gross 73
2nd: Kate McIntosh, Broomieknowe and Midlothian (74 bih)
3rd: Grace Crawford, Gullane Ladies and East Lothian (74)
Nett:
1st: Brogan Clark, Lundin Links and Fife, with a nett 71
2nd: Ann Sewell, Longniddry and East Lothian (73 bih)
3rd: Laura Bissett, Braehead and Stirling & Clackmannanshire (73)
The Team Championship was won by Midlothian with a combined best 3 gross scores of 226.
CSS was 75.  Full results can be found by following these links:
Jane Nelson

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

The draw for the Winter Foursomes has been made. As there are fewer entries this year there is one less round. First round ties have to be played by the 26th of November.

The draw can be found at the following link.

Winter-Foursomes 2019 -2020(2)

Kay Lannin

The draw for the East of Scotland Championship has been made and can be found at this link.

EoS Draw as at 23.9.2019

There will be a waiting list (in handicap order) for players who did not make the cut. People will be notified individually of their place on the waiting list.
Please would competitors note that North Berwick Golf Club does not have a car park, and to please allow plenty of time to find on-street car parking nearby.

Gullane Ladies were the winners in a closely fought match against Dunbar played on a  beautiful sunny Autumn day at The Glen. The course was looking fantastic with the Bass Rock providing a stunning background.  Thanks go to everyone at The Glen for kindly hosting the event and providing a fine afternoon tea for the players and their supporters.  Carol MacLeod kindly came along and presented the Carols’ Trophy to the Gullane Ladies Team Captain, Susan Corrie.  We saw some great golf from all the ladies.

Gail McKill

Just to let you know that the BBC has repeated this 30 minute programme online. It is about the Musselburgh Fishwives playing golf on the links.

It can be found at this link:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b012zwz0

Many congratulations to Catriona Matthews and her fantastic European Team for their amazing victory at Gleneagles from all of our ELLCGA members. Those of us who were lucky enough to be there had a wonderful day of golf.

 

 

Finally the day has arrived. Good luck to Catriona Mathew and her European Team from all at ELLCGA.

Friday morning pairings:

Carlota Ciganda & Bronte Law v Morgan Pressel & Marina Alex

Georgia Hall & Celine Boutier v Lexi Thompson & Brittany Altomare

Caroline Masson & Jodi Ewart Shadof v Jessica Korda & Nelly Korda

Charley Hull & Azahara Munoz v Megan Khang & Annie Park

Fed up with playing with your usual partners, having the same conversations, playing the same golf courses? Widen your horizons enter the Winter Foursomes  and ask to be drawn with a partner. As another incentive the last winners were a pair that were drawn together, this could be you.

Send your entries, asking to be included in the draw for partners to Kay Lannin kathleeen.lannin@icloud.com

Kay Lannin

The final of the Summer Hole & Hole between Anne Blundell and Tina Mooney took place at a very windy but dry and  sunny Kilspindie. The winner was Anne Blundell, congratulations to Anne on her success and to Tina for reaching the final.

Full results can be found here: Summer Hole & Hole 2019

Kay Lannin

Ladies the entry for the winter foursomes is now open, can you please email Kay Lannin, kathleeen.lannin@icloud.com, your entry with your partner’s name and contact details, one entry per couple closing date for entries is 18th September. Draw will be published on the ELLCGA site.
Regards
Kay Lannin

Congratulations to our ELLCGA Captain, Jenni Ray and her partner John Stewart, who won the 68th North Berwick Cup beating fellow North Berwick pair Weston Main and Lesley Ross in the final. The competition is an open event, knock-out matchplay format, with entries from all over the UK.

Congratulations to ELLCGA junior member Alicja Gorka (Royal Musselburgh) who won the overall Prize at the East of Scotland Girl’s Golfing Association Autumn Meeting at Dunbar with a net score of 72.
Evanna Hynd, Lundin Golf Club, won the Scratch Prize with a gross score of 73.
Prizewinners
Ella Marshall, Evanna Hynd, Freya Constable, Lucy Fraser, Ala Gorka

Prizewinners:

Overall Prize: Alicja Gorka   82 -10 =72
Scratch Prize: Evanna Hynd 73

Other Prizewinners:

U18: Ella Marshall (Baberton) 93 – 12 = 81
U16: Freya Constable (Prestonfield) 88 – 14 = 74
U14: Lucy Fraser (Murrayfield) 110 – 19 = 91

EAST OF SCOTLAND CHAMPIONSHIP 2019
(OPEN TO COUNTY MEMBERS IN EAST DIVISION)

North Berwick Golf Club
ON
SUNDAY 13TH OCTOBER 2019

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:

https://www.ellgolf.co.uk

Scratch and Handicap Prizes

Entries to:
Jane Nelson                                               Entry fee £15.
28/4 Dirleton Avenue                              Cheques payable to ELLCGA.
North Berwick
EH39 4BQ
Ellcga2@gmail.com

Entry Form – East of Scotland Championship 2019 Entry Form