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 email@example.com
Ella Marshall, Evanna Hynd, Freya Constable, Lucy Fraser, Ala Gorka
Overall Prize: Alicja Gorka 82 -10 =72
Scratch Prize: Evanna Hynd 73
U18: Ella Marshall (Baberton) 93 – 12 = 81
U16: Freya Constable (Prestonfield) 88 – 14 = 74
U14: Lucy Fraser (Murrayfield) 110 – 19 = 91
We have been asked to bring this competition to your attention.
An application form and a full description of the format can be found here:
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.
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:
At the age of 12 Grace has become our youngest champion taking over the mantle from Clara Young.
Apologies for the previous post that said Jane Connachan had been the youngest winner before Grace in fact Clara became the youngest ever East Lothian champion when she beat Mary Lou Renton (Gifford), the county captain, by 4 and 3 in the afternoon final at Musselburgh Golf Club.
We look forward to enjoying watching Grace’s golf in the years to come.
Congratulations to all the players for a wonderful day of golf. Thank you to all the spectators who came out to support our players.
At 9am this morning it was raining and the temperature was three degrees, luckily things did improve.
This afternoon’s Championship Final is between Grace Crawford and Lesley Johnston. Grace won her match against Dianne Brown by 3 and 2. Lesley won her match against Mary Lou Watkins by 3 and 1.
The Handicap Quaich final was won by Jing Yun (San San) Little who beat Lesley Wood by 2 and 1. It was a very good match with the lead changing hands several times. San San is a product of Longniddry’s Get in to Golf initiative and has shown how successful this can be.
Jenni Ray, captain and referee, Lesley Wood, San San Little and Ros Haig captain of Longniddry and caddy
Congratulations to all players and caddies who took part this morning
We are delighted to announce that Rathbones, one of the UK’s leading providers of investment management services, is to sponsor the 2019 Babe Zaharias Competition.
The Babe Zaharias Open Ladies stroke play competition is to be held this year at The Musselburgh Golf Course on August the 19th.
Entry forms will be available on the ELLCGA website from the 1st of June to the 31st of July 2019. Entry £25. Handicap limit of 30.
The semi final line up is nearly complete. The quarter finals seem to have been tightly contested so far, with one tie going to the eighteenth hole and another needing an extra hole to get a result.
The updated draw can be found by following this link:
Now that we have packed away our Christmas Decorations, we can relax and start planning our 2019!
There is no better way to begin the Golf Season than with the Pre-Season Lunch. This year, in keeping with decision to keep moving round different clubs, we are heading to Haddington Golf Club. The Club has new fantastic Caterers, East on the Green. Laura McSweeney and Kurt Edwards have been receiving fantastic feedback since their arrival at Haddington so we are very excited to be visiting there.
Click on the link for full details of the menu and booking form.
If you use the online booking please can you either send me a copy of the form back by mail, email or even a photograph by text showing your choice of meal. You are welcome to sit with your friends or come along on your own and make new friends. Tables will be in 8’s or 10’s depending on numbers. Please let me know your choice of seating arrangement.
We look forward to seeing many familiar faces and new faces at the lunch. We suggest you book early to avoid disappointment.
16a/2 Corrennie Gardens
A new date for your diaries, unfortunately The Glen are no longer able to host our Summer Meeting on the 10th of June. Tuesday the 25th of June is the new date for our visit to The Glen.
The Winter Foursomes draw is now complete with an entry of 51 couples this year so most of you will have first round ties to play on or before the 28th October so click on the draw below to check out if you are the challenger of one of the lucky ones with a bye.
Let’s hope that the weather is kind to us and that we have plenty of crisp, clear and sunny Autumn and Winter golf days and that we do not get blown away or see our courses disappear under several feet of snow this year.
Lesley Wood will be collecting the results so check the draw sheet for her contact details.
This year for the first time we entered a team in the East Lothian Junior League Team Stroke play event at Royal Musselburgh. ELLCGA were represented by Lucy Hall, Abby Nisbet and Ala Gorka.
The Gullane Team won the Scratch with 230 and Haddington the lowest net score with 208. The ELLCGA team were 245 gross and 210 net. The best individual net scores were Ben Austin from Haddington with a net63 and Abby Nisbet with 64.
Our President, Janette Buchanan who was at Royal Musselburgh to watch the juniors was invited to present the trophy and prizes.
Well done girls and especially Abby with a wonderful personal score and contribution to the team total.
A full report can be found at eastlotianjuniorgolf.org.uk
The weather may be just a little cooler but things are hotting up elsewhere!
First of all congratulations to North Berwick on winning the Dewar Trophy in the 5 a-side scratch league with 7 points narrowly edging out Dunbar on 6.
Over in the Carols’ Trophy Gullane Ladies lease their section but it is not done and dusted yer with a few games still to be played. Musselburgh lead section 2 at the moment but Dunbar have a game in hand and play Gifford on the 19th.
Meanwhile we have reached the semi-final stage of the Summer Hole & Hole competition and the line up is Anne Blundell v. Nancy Thorne and Anne McAllister v. Kelly Foley. Well done in reaching this stage.
Have a look at the Junior News section to see what our juniors have been up to.
With so much top golf going on around us with the Scottish Open at Gullane last week, the Open this week at Carnoustie and the Ladies Scottish Open at Gullane next week it is easy to miss some dates for golfing opportunities for ourselves.
Castle Park Ladies Open – this Friday 20th July still has places (phone the club on 01620 810733)
Dunbar Ladies Open -Thursday 2nd August (entry forms on Dunabr website)
The Glen Ladies Open (The Col. Weir Trophy) – Thursday 9th August (entry forms on Glen website)
Dunbar Ladies Open Greensomes – Thursday 6th September (entry forms on Dunbar website)
Places are still available for our own Autumn Meeting at Kilspindie on Thursday 16th August. This is a Stableford competition. Enter on line before the 9th August.
Finally congratulations to Jill McNicoll who had a hole in one when playing at the Championship 12th hole in the Scottish Open Pro-am.
Click on the link below to see full details of the teams which will be competing at Dunbar 25th -27th June 2018
We are delighted to announce that the team for this year’s Jamboree at Dunbar will be in alphabetic order:-
Mary Lou Watkins
Most of the team names will be familiar to you having played in the team before. The new “caps” are Annabel who is in her last year as a junior and has played in the Cuthbertson team for the last 3 years and has played in the East of Scotland Girls and Kay Lannin who has been in the squad for a number of year’s but unavailable for the Jamboree but has just retired. Many will remember her 21 hole battle with Jill in the final of last year’s Championship at Muirfield.
We are all very excited about the East Division County Championships, to give them their full name, are being held at this year on our home ground. We hope that we will get some of this great weather for the event and that lots of you will come down to Dunbar to support the team. So put the dates in your diary, 25th – 27th June. The format is morning foursomes and afternoon singles. The full draws will be posted on the website nearer the date.
Four of our younger players are currently studying in the USA and we get asked from time to time as to where they are and what they are doing.
Clara Young is at Missouri University and has been a regular member to the Mizzou team – The Tigers – throughout her time there and has contributed to many successful results. The team as a whole finished the year on a high with their best finish in the NCAA Regional finals since 2005 although Clara did not score as well as she would have liked. She will be home shortly to take part in the Scottish Women’s Amateur Championships at Elie and will be keen to try and win the trophy for a second time having been pipped at the post last year.
Lesley Atkins completed her undergraduate degree last year and has been studying for her Masters at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Tennessee and working her passage as an graduate assistant to the University’s golf teams (The Bears). The ladies team in particular has done well this year.
Joanne Free is at Minnesota University and has had a great time in her freshman year and a regular player in the The Gophers team. Joanne reported some of her experiences in an email to us that was read out at the AGM. Joanne returns next week and will no doubt have many more tales to tell and will also be looking forward to real links golf. Joanne will also be heading to Elie for the Scottish.
Lauren Lee is also enjoying her freshman year at the University of North West Ohio. Indeed she is enjoying the States so much that she opted to stay and do summer camp in Philadelphia this summer rather than come back to sunny Scotland. With a very strong first team this past year (winning their first ever WHAC Championship) Lauren has played mainly for the 2nd team.
Back home Annabel Hosie in her final year as a junior has been selected again to play for the East of Scotland Girls and will be teeing up in the East v West Match at Baberton on the 27th May.
Ala Gorka and Grace Crawford continue to play in many Junior events having been at the Scottish Girls Open Championships last month and while only Grace qualified for the 3rd day at the testing Monifieth course it is all good experience. More recently Grace was invited to take part in the R & A Under 16’s Championship at Fulford and played 3 rounds in what is an international field. Grace was second in the under 12’s section with a 3 round total of 236.and 26th over all in a field of 90. She continues to cut her handicap and is now down to 5.8. Ala also joins Annabel as the 2nd East Lothian girl to represent the East of Scotland Girls in the Match v The West
And finally, the young at heart. Sue Penman and Lesley Johnston have managed to maintain their consistent performance in overseas competitions. This year they were runners up in the Senior Ladies International Foursomes Championship at the Royal Golf Club of Belgique. Past Captain Barbara Biggart and her partner were also challenging for a place but had to settle for 5th
Well done to all our “girls”.
The results of the Championship quarter finals:
Dawn Young lost to Barbara Biggart at the 19th hole
Jill McNicoll beat Anne Marshall 5 and 3
Hazel Saunders lost to Audrey Dunnett 4 and 3
Karen Fullerton beat Fiona MacIver 5 and 4
The results of the Handicap Quaich semi finals:
June Elliot beat Linda Henderson 3 and 1
Patricia Phillips beat Diana Campbell 6 and 5
Liz Lone lost to Lorna Thomson 5 and 3
Jean McNeill lost to Morag Nicolson 4 and 3
Good luck to all in tomorrow’s matches
The results of the first round of the championship and the Handicap Quaich can be found by following these links.
The highlight of today was a hole in one by Morag Nicolson.
Despite some truly awful weather, the first round of the Summer Hole & Hole has been completed.
Well done to all of the players for managing to complete their ties in such trying conditions.
Let us hope for an improvement in the weather for the second round.
Click on the link to view the results
Our first golfing event of the year was held in the sleet at Liberton Golf Club yesterday 2nd April 2018.
In a new venture this was our first joint Junior event with Midlothian. Both Counties presented their own players with their County prizes but it makes for a bigger and hopefully more better event for the girls.
Unfortunately the weather was not kind to them and the decision was taken to cut the competition to 9 holes. There were 5 East Lothian girls in the draw of 14 entries although there was one call off on the morning due to a persistent. Pictured below are the four girls who battled round in the sleet and cold and Grace Crawford with the Scratch Trophy. Hopefully the Easter eggs helped make up for the weather. Well done girls in taking part. We look forward to welcoming Midlothian girls to future events in East Lothian when we will try for better weather.
Scratch Winner and Junior Champion – Grace Crawford 39 (gross)
Handicap Winner – Annie Wilson (44-6 =38)
2nd Handicap – Ala Gorka (45-5 = 40)
3rd Handicap – Emma Rudd (60-18 =42)
Well done to the four couples who have managed to battle through to the semi-final stages of this year’s Winter Foursomes. Click on the link for the full draw and to see who is through to the semi-final stage.