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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:


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.
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.
Ella Marshall, Evanna Hynd, Freya Constable, Lucy Fraser, Ala Gorka


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


North Berwick Golf Club

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:


Scratch and Handicap Prizes

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

Entry Form – East of Scotland Championship 2019 Entry Form

The Babe Zaharias Tournament was held at The Musselburgh Golf Club today, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. The competition took place in somewhat mixed weather conditions, ranging from torrential downpours with high winds to dry with a light breeze.

Captain Jenni Ray was hard at work early on, cleaning the huge Babe Zaharias Trophy with a toothbrush!

The winner of the scratch prize and The Babe Zaharias Trophy was Rachel Livingstone from Baberton. Last year’s winner Leanne Wilson was runner up.The winner of  the handicap prize and The Ultraplast Trophy was Helen Warnock from Harburn. Many congratulations to both of you.

The CSS was 75



1st Rachel Livingstone (Baberton) 73

2nd Leanne Wilson (Kelso) 78

3rd Dulcie Barnes (Gullane) 80


1st Helen Warnock (Harburn) 71 BIH

2nd Lynn Logan (Dunbar)

3rd Gill Fisher (Pumpherston) BIH

Link to the full results including 2’s.

Gross results

Nett results


Thank you to Diane Fraser, Jan Laing Margaret Tiffney, Linda Smith and Irene Gray for all their help in the organisation of this event.

Thank you to Rathbone Investment for their much appreciated sponsorship.

Thank you to all who donated prizes for the raffle.

Raffle prizewinners were as follows:

Four Ball at Gullane No 2 Rachel Livingstone

Four Ball at Royal Musselburgh Wendy Thummanond

Four Ball at North Berwick Evelyn Hamilton

Four Ball at Musselburgh Links (9 Hole) Jean McNeill

Four Ball at Kilspindie Isobel Nisbet

Golf Lesson from Musselburgh Pro (N Huguet) Kay Lannin

Early Bird Dinner for Two with Wine at the Open Arms Dirleton Jackie Trangmar

Two Course Dinner for Two at Carberry Tower Eleanor Fyfe

£20 Voucher for the Ravelston House Maureen Swinton

12 Free 500ml Cartons of Ice Cream or Sorbet from S Luca (One per Month for 12 Months from August 2019) Caroline Kinnaird

Tour and Tasting for Two at Glenkinchie Distillery Jean Bauman

Bottle of Piper Heidsieck Champagne Joyce Michie

The Society’s Champagne Diane Fraser (apologies as this was wrongly shown as being won by Marion Campbell)

Leather Handbag Lesley Johnston

The final of the Summer Hole & Hole will take place between Tina Mooney (Kilspindie) and Anne Blundell (Musselburgh). Well done for getting to the final.

Updated Draw Sheet

Summer Hole & Hole 2019

Kay Lannin

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

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


The Carols’ Trophy Final match will be played on Tuesday 17th September at the Glen at 1pm between Dunbar and Gullane Ladies.

Gail McKill

Following these links will allow you to access the draw sheet, Conditions of the Competition and  information specific to Gullane Golf Course for the Autumn Meeting on the 12th of August. Please note that registration will be in the Visitor’s Clubhouse.

Autumn Meeting Start Sheet

Autumn Meeting Terms of Competition

2019 Autumn Meeting Information Sheet

Following these links will allow you to access information specific to Musselburgh Golf Course, conditions of the competition and the draw sheet.

Babe Zaharias Information for Competitors

Babe Zaharias Terms of Competition

BZ Draw (as at 4.8.2019)

Congratulations to North Berwick on winning the 2019 Dewar Trophy. The league had two teams finishing with the same number of match wins North Berwick and Dunbar.  However North Berwick won more overall games to take the Trophy.

Congratulations to Captain Dawn Young and all the players from North Berwick.

Gail McKill

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


North Berwick Golf Club

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:


Scratch and Handicap Prizes

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

Entry Form – East of Scotland Championship 2019 Entry Form

More photos can be found by following this link:


As well as watching golf there was a considerable interest in the wildlife on the course. Follow this link:


After a very successful bonding session the night before the team were determined to do well on day 3. Clara and Grace lead out the team in the foursomes and made a great pairing winning their match 3 and 1. Hazel and Sue just lost out on the 18th so we went into the singles trailing by one.

Grace and Clara sizing up the winning putt

In the afternoon session Clara and Grace again lead us out and their victories gave the team a great start.

Grace and Clara         Grace and caddy Dulcie

Kay had a great victory against Karen Marshall a real captain’s performance.

Jill and Sue both lost to very strong opponents so all was resting on the last match between Dianne and Karen Ferguson-Snedden. They went onto the 18th tee with Dianne one up. Dianne played the hole well and with her opponent finding the rough won her game and the match.

Kay and Dianne      Dianne and caddy Audrey

The team did really well to recover from the first day’s loss against Fife to finish second overall. All credit must go to them, their caddies and all who played a part but especially Jenni who lead us magnificently.

Congratulations to Fife and their captain Lorna Bennett on their victory in the East Division Jamboree. Fife go on to play in the Scottish Finals versus the North, West & South Divisions, to be held at Peebles Golf Club from Friday 30th August – Sunday 1st  September inclusive, where they will all fight out to be crowned Scottish Champions. We wish them luck at that event.

Our squad played some fantastic golf today to beat Midlothian to finish 2nd in the  Inter County Competition.  A full report on day 3 and some more photographs will be posted tomorrow.

All the results can be found at the following links:

Final Results 2019

Results – Day 1

Results – Day 2

Results – Day 3

East Lothian beat Midlothian 5 games to 4

Full report with all the results to follow.

Match score

East Lothian 1 v Midlothian 2

The line up for this afternoon’s singles is as follows:

Clara Young v Wendy Nicholson

Grace Crawford v Rachael Livingstone

Jill McNicoll v Jennifer Bryans

Kay Lannin v Karen Marshall

Dianne Brown v Karen Ferguson-Snedden

Sue Penman v Alison McBride

The match score in this morning’s foursomes against Midlothian was a win for Midlothian 2 games to 1

Full results below (East Lothian names first):

Clara Young and Grace Crawford won v Karen Marshall and Alison McBride

Jill McNicoll and Dianne Brown lost to v Louise Fraser and Jennifer Bryans

Hazel Saunders and Sue Penman lost to v Caroline Steedman and Karen Ferguson-Snedden

After the foursomes were halved it was all to play for in this afternoon’s singles. The match was always in the balance and two wins from the first two matches thanks to Clara and Grace put us in the driving seat. Stirling and Clackmannanshire fought back with two wins against Kay and Sue. Dianne had a very close match losing on the 17th.

A big thank you to all the players and caddies who played their part in giving us this exciting, nail biting round of golf.

On the tee Jill McNicoll

Jill who had been 3 down at one stage fought back to 1 down with 2 to play. At the 17th, the shot of the day, a fantastic long putt won the hole.

The only game to go up the 18th saw Jill remain calm while her opponent got into trouble in the rough, a really good approach and an excellent putt made sure of the win and a halved match overall.

Sizing up the putt at 18

Final result

East Lothian 4 1/2 v Stirling and Clackmannanshire 41/2

Singles results

Clara Young won v Jenie Allan

Grace Crawford won v Alison Goodwin

Kay Lannn lost v Laura Bisset

Sue Penman lost to Claire Cagocci

Dianne Brown lost to Margo Gardner

Jill McNicoll won v Linda Allan

East Lothian v Stirling and Clackmannanshire

The afternoon singles line up is as follows

Clara Young v Jennie Allan

Grace Crawford v Alison Goodwin

Kay Lannin v Laura Bissett

Sue Penman v Claire Capocci

Dianne Brown v Margo Gardner

Jill McNicoll v Linda Allan