Long term leader in the clubhouse Jenni Ray was pipped at the post by Lynn Logan. Lynn was then overtaken by Nancy Thorne, playing in the second last group of the day.

Competition Result

Silver Handicap

1st Nancy Thorne 41 pts

2nd Lynn Logan 40 pts

3rd Jenni Ray 39 pts

Bronze Handicap

1st Sandra Pollock 38 pts BIH

2nd Liz Edwards 38 pts BIH

3rd Heather Neil 38 pts

There were only 3 two’s

Pam Hall at the 8th

Sandra Pollock at the 13th

Liz Grandison at the 15th

CSS was 69 for Visitors and for Gullane Members

Congratulations to all prize winners.

Full results can be found by following this link:

Nett scores

Very windy conditions at Kilspindie meant that the first 9 holes were hard to score on, in fact if you hadn’t lost a ball you were doing pretty well. Some groups escaped the rain while others had their rain gear on and off several times. The course was in excellent condition as ever and all players seemed to have enjoyed the day. The course analysis showed that the second hole was the most difficult, I don’t think that is a surprise to anyone.

Given the conditions there were some excellent scores, Alice Archbold scored a well earned 41 points in the morning and in the last group of the day special mention must go to Alyssa Balding who had 5 birdies, 8 pars and 2 no scores in her 40 points.

The full results can be seen by clicking on the pdf files below but the for a quick summary -there were 90 players and  the CSS was 69.

Autumn Meeting Results

Division One

First:                   Alice Archbold (41 points)

Second:              Alyssa Balding (40 points)

Third:                 Elinor Blair (39 points)

Division Two

First:                  Brenda Goldstein (37 points) (bih)

Second:              Liz Sowler (37 points)

Third:                 Wendy Gootjes (34 points) (bih)

There were eight 2s:

Liz Grandison (1st); Elinor Blair, Hazel Saunders, Morag Nicholson (8th); Alice Archbold (10th); Helen Seward, Alyssa Balding (13th), Audrey Berg (18th).




Our final golf event of the year. Some might say a bit early for an Autumn Meeting but “the nights are fair drawing in” and if we leave it any later in the year we would not be able to offer late afternoon times.

click on the links for the draw and for the notes about Kilspindie.

Autumn Meeting Start Sheet pdf

2018 Autumn Meeting Information Sheet pdf

Note:-  as you are aware we co-ordinate the Babe Zaharias Competition which is being held at Luffness New on the 20th August. The event is full but we are looking for donations of bottles for a tombola this year.  If you would like to make a donation please bring it along to Kilspindie.

Finally if you ordered a gilet or polo shirt these will be available at the Autumn Meeting.

The draw has now been made for the Summer Meeting at Cragielaw GC on Monday 11th June. Click on the links below to see the draw and the information sheet for this event.

Fingers crossed for a sunny summer day.

Summer Meeting Draw 2018 (pdf)

2018 Summer Meeting Information Sheet

The online booking for the Spring Meeting and Championship Qualifier at Gullane No.1 on Monday 21st April 2018 has now closed. There are a few spaces still available if you find that you can play after all by contacting Jane Nelson.

PLEASE click on the links below to see the full draw for the Spring Meeting and notes for those not familiar with the members clubhouse at Gullane.

Spring Meeting 2018 Draw

Gullane info sheet for Spring Meeting 2018

Full details of the rules of this and all other competitions can be found on the website under the Competition Rules tab.

We are all keeping our fingers crossed that we do get a real spring like day this year.


As some of you will know the Autumn Meeting at Haddington on Friday had to be abandoned when a torrential downpour following on all the earlier rain flooded the greens and we were advised that play could not continue.

We have re-scheduled the event for Tuesday 26th September. Unfortunately there will be no late tee- off times since the days are too short by that time of year. We have a block from 8.30 – 2pm.

If you were entered for the event yesterday and wish to play in the re-scheduled Autumn Meeting please email to ellcga2@gmail.com Your payment and Two’s Sweep money will be rolled over to the new date. We will as far as possible allocate a time within half an hour of your original time but you will appreciate that some re-jigging of the draw will be required. Times are likely to be earlier than today. If you need a different time please let us know.
The closing date for this competition is 5pm on Monday 18th September.

If you were entered for the event and cannot play on the new date please let us know on ellcga2@gmail.com and a refund will be sent for your  entry and where appropriate the sweep. 

If  you were not entered but wish to play on the new date please let us know at ellcga2@gmail.com and  also let us know your preferred tee off time slot.

Payment will be accepted by cheque or bank transfer.

Please note the online booking system will not be used for this re-scheduled competition.

It would be very much appreciated if everyone who was originally in the draw could respond by the  closing date of 5pm on Monday 18th September.

Fingers crossed for better weather next time.

Summer has arrived at last and we were all so pleased to be able to play in our shorts and polo shirts today at Longniddry. What a contrast to the rain at Gifford last year and the cold winds at Muirfield just a few weeks ago.

There were some good scores but some obviously were confused by the sun and lack of wind!

First – Anne McAllister & Heather Neill – 93 – 22.5 –  70.5

Second – Sheila Herschell & Carolyn Gemmell – 102 – 28 – 74

Third – Anne Blundell & Irene Stewart  – 89 – 14 – 75

The best five score  qualify for the finals at Alyth on the 11th September. Details will be sent to the qualifiers in due course.

Fourth – Linda Henderson & Linda Smith 92 – 16 – 76 (better back 9)

Fifth – Linda Gray & Audrey Berg – 95 – 19 – 76

Two’s – Hazel Saunders & Cationa Smith (16th)



8.48Sheila HerschellCarolyn GemmellJane McMinnJenni Ray
8.56Hazel SaundersCatriona SmithMary Lou WatkinsLorna Thomson
9.04Clare MackayDianne BrownDawn YoungClara Young
9.12Sue WarrenAlice ArchiboldIsabel SmithChristine Reid
9.2Elizabeth McLellandIrene CampbellFrances HallAnne Featherstone
9.28Anne McallisterHeather NeillIrene GrayJanet Fairweather
9.36Sue PenmanLiz MacCollMargaret MilliganAnne Forbes
9.44Carole RossCarol MacleodGwen RodgersIrene Graham
9.52Anne BlundellIrene StewartDorothy ThomsonLiz Lonie
10.00Carol MurrayDiane HuishLorna WhiteElaine Somers
10.08Sally LucasGeorgene ParsonsJillian RankinFiona Hutchison
10.16Felicity BryantPat CusdenChristian BlakeLesley Ross
10.24Elspeth MorrisonElizabeth EdwardsKaren ProbinCynthia Guthrie
10.32Sandra PollockIvy DonnVal BalfourBarbara Wallace
10.40Robyn WeddellJean WaddellSeline StewartPat Lockie
10.48Jeanie ColeSandra BanksSharon LynchJane Watt
11.04Janice MacLeodAnne WoodLinda GrayAudrey Berg
11.12Audrey DunnettHelen FindlayShona LowLibby Burnett
11.20Annabel HosieLauren LeeTricia BoydAnne Abrams
13.20Anne PyrkoszAnn LaffertyGeri TurnerFiona Larnach
13.36Janette BuchananPam HallJane NelsonJanette Laing
13.44Linda HendersonLinda SmithElaine DickViv Skinner
13.52Nancy ThorneMarion CurrieJune ElliotBrenda Goldstein
16.40Corrine LucaJean McNeill
16.40Lynn LundFiona HopkinsonJill McNicollLillias McNicoll
17.12Alyssa BaldingAnne MarshallHelen NapierMoira Stewart

Jane McMinn winner of the Handicap Quaich today at Muirfield

After a thrilling final that went all the way to the 21st hole Jill McNicoll  emerged as the 2017 Champion. Congratulations go to Jill on winning but also to Kay Lannin who proved to be a very worthy runner up.  We were treated to some great golf and a match that swung back and forth.

A full report and photos will be posted shortly.

A full report will follow

Championship Semi Finals

8.30am  – Stacey Cameron lost 4&3 v Kay Lannin

8.38am  – Jill McNicoll won 4&3 v Dawn Young

Handicap Quaich

8.54 – Sue Murray lost to Jane McMinn 2 down

congratulations to Jane Mc Minn on winning the Handicap Quaich.

The Championship final will be contested between Kay Lannin and Jill McNicoll.



9.20am – Stacey Cameron won 3&1 v.Eleanor Black

9.28am – Elinor Blair won 3&3 v Barbara Biggart

9.36 am – Alyssa Balding lost 3&2 v Kathleen Lannin

9.44am – Dianne Brown lost 5&3 v Lesley Johnston

9.52am – Mary Lou Watkins  lost to Keren Ward at the 19th

10.00am – Sue Penman lost 5&4 v Jill McNicoll

10.08am – Hazel Saunders won 3&1 v Sarah Stichbury

10.16 am – Margaret Milligan lost 5&4 v Dawn Young

Handicap Quaich

10.32am – Sue Murray won 4&3 v Anne Blundell

10.40am – Barbara Wallace won 3&2 v Irene Gray

10.48am – Elaine Somers lost 7&6 v Marie Young

10.56am – Fiona Maciver lost 4&2 v Jane McMinn






The County Flag flew over Muirfield yesterday for our first County Meeting of the year and the first to be held at Muirfield. The conditions were to say the least testing with winds toppling trolleys and making it very difficult around the greens. Despite the conditions there were no call offs on the day and while there were rather more N/Rs than usual only a very few decided to retire at the 9th. We were however lucky that apart from one hail shower bang on 2pm as I tee’d off the forecasted  rain stayed away.

The winds and chill on the course were balanced by the warmth of the welcome we received in the clubhouse and many people have commented on how friendly and welcoming everyone was.

The first three pictured above, Stacey Cameron, Mary Lou Watkins and Hazel Saunders, set off at 8am and set the pace both in terms of scores and pace of play. They completed their round in 3hours 20 minutes and all three will be returning on Sunday to play in the championship. Congratulations go to Stacey also for winning the over all scratch prize.

Despite the conditions several members managed reductions in their handicap including the three ladies contesting the Silver Handicap Prizes. All three scored nett 77 and count backs were required. Congratulations to new member Alyssa Balding who has moved north from Northumberland (1st), Dawn Young (2nd) and Margaret Milligan (3rd)

As the winds strengthened even more in the afternoon the famous short  7th hole (photo above) was made even more difficult as it became almost impossible to replace a ball that had been marked without it wandering off downhill in the wind.

The winds abated late in the day and everyone managed to get round  before the light failed and as we awaited their return we enjoyed a wonderful sunset.




The draw for the Spring Meeting  is shown in full below. Please download and read the following information sheet/guide for your visit to Muirfield. Even if you have been there before please read since the arrangement may well be different from your previous visit.2017 Spring Meeting Muirfield Information Sheet

A raffle will be held on the day with some excellent prizes. The funds raised will be donated to Marie Curie in memory of Ros Thoresen a former secretary of ELLCGA, past ladies captain of North Berwick and well known member and good supporter of several golf clubs in East Lothian over the last 15/20 years.

ELLCGA Spring Meeting and Championship Qualifier – Muirfield
Monday 24th April 2017
TimeRes. NamePlayer 1Player 2Player 3
08:00ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGMary Lou WatkinsHazel SaundersStacey Leona Cameron
08:10ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGBarbara BiggartJan GrayClare Mackay
08:20ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGHelen WalkerIsobel BarrieLilias McNicoll
08:30ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGEleanor BlackCarol MurrayDiane Watt
08:40ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGAlyssa BaldingLinda HendersonPat Phillips
08:50ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGSusan PenmanLesley JohnstonVivien Skinner
09:00ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGJane RichardsonAnn SmithLucy O’Riordan
09:10ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGElinor BlairDawn YoungDianne Brown
09:20ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGClare BoweMrs Shona LoweMaragaret Milligan
09:30ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGKirstine McKenzieFelicity BryantSusan Warren
09:40ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGFrances HallLindsey GardenPat Cusden
09:50ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGSusan MurrayChristian BlakeWendy Thummanond
10:00ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGKaren ProbinDulcie BarnesAlice Archbold
10:10ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGElaine WolstencroftJeanie ColeBev Fawdon
10:20ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGIrene GrayLinda GrieveLesley Ross
10:30ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGLiz MclellandSarah StichburyVeryan Biggar
10:40ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGLorraine WhiteSheila HerschellCarolyn Gemmell
11:00ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGCarol BiggarIngrid ElgsaasGeorgene Parsons
11:10ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGCarole RossCarol MacLeodJanice Reid
11:20ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGElaine SomersLorna WhiteLiz Edwards
11:30ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGJanice MacLeodAnne WoodElizabeth Grandison
11:40ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGJoanne WattDorothy ThomsonVicki Sandeman
11:50ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGAnne RorrisonAnne BlundellJan Laing
12:00ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGChristine ReidDiana KingWendy Gootjes
12:10ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGElaine FinneganLinda GrayJoan Logan
12:20ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGLesley WoodAudrey BergJanet Reid
12:30ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGLiz MacCollSandra PollockKathleen Lannin
12:40ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGAnn PyrkoszShiela KingSally Lucas
13:00ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGGillian WhittakerLynn LundAnn Long
13:10ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGJackie SmithLinda SmithLynda Jeffrey
13:20ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGJill RankinJoan HendersonBarbara Baikie
13:30ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGJenni RayDiane HuishJane McMinn
13:40ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGMarie YoungJoan DoigIsabel Smith
13:50ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGBarbara WallaceMrs Val BalfourMrs Elaine Fell
14:00ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGElaine DickSamantha FrostAnne McKenzie
14:10ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGNancy ThorneBrenda GoldsteinJune Elliott
14:20ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGPam HallJanette BuchananLinda Sneath
14:30ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGSeline StewartPatricia LockieAnn Forbes
14:40ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGMorag NicholsonTina MooneyAnne White
14:50ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGTricia BoydAnne AbramsJoan McElearney
15:00ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGGwen RodgersIrene GrahamJane Nelson
16:00ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGJane WattMarion LauderHelen Bruce
16:10ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGLouise CaseyLiz MillarSharon Lynch
16:20ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGSheila BlackwoodHelen SewardAli Carslaw
16:30ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGJane D McNeillMrs Corrine LucaMoira Stewart
16:40ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGJill McNicollKeren WardAnne Marshall
16:50ELLCGA SPRING MEETINGGill Ellis-PowHeather McCutcheonFiona Hopkinson