ELLCGA Latest News

Extremely challenging windy conditions for the 117 ladies who battled their way round Carnoustie in the Ladies Northern Open. Three of East Lothian’s Ladies were on great form and Congratulations go to Carys for her fantastic win and also to Kirsten Ireland and Dawn Young for finishing in the top six.

The ELLCGA Summer Meeting was held at Royal Musselburgh Golf Club, the weather was perfect for golf and the course was in fantastic condition. Many thanks to Royal Musselburgh for hosting the event.  Thanks to all the ladies for their patience in using the Scottish Golf App for scoring.  With every competition we are getting more familiar with all aspects of the App including booking in, topping up and scoring.

The results are below:-
Two’s
Fiona Larnach at the  6th
Annie Laird at the 6th
Pam Hall at the 14th & 16th
Susan Rennie at the 14th
Irene Gray at the 6th
Elaine Dick at the 6th
£10.00 per two

The East of Scotland Championship takes place on Sunday 16th October 2022 at Turnhouse Golf Club. Click the link below for more detailed information.

EoS Championship 2022 Poster

The Babe Zaharias Competition is now full.  If you wish to go on the waiting list please email the Hon. Secretary on ellcga2@gmail.com with the following details:-
ELLCGA members – Name only
Non Members – Name, CDH, home club, email address and mobile number

Some information below for the Summer Meeting at Royal Musselburgh Golf Club

  • Registration will be in the bar area, golf shoes can be worn, but soft spikes only. 
  • Scoring will be via the Scottish Golf App, there is a You Tube instruction video on the ELLCGA website should you need a refresher.  Score cards can be taken and the scores uploaded to the App after your round.
  • Catering is open from 8am to 4pm, those going out after 12pm are advised to pre order food before their round.  Drinks, coffees and teas will be available until the bar closes at 8pm.  
  • Twos sweep – there will be a 2s sweep – £1 per player.
  • Please be advised that there are no toilets on the course. 
This year the Babe Zaharias will be at North Berwick Golf Club on Monday 22nd August with booking opening on Wednesday 1st June.
For ladies with a Scottish CDH – entry is via the Scottish Golf App
For ladies with a CDH from other nations entry is VIA the Scottish Golf Website by following the attached link Competition | Scottish Golf . Here is a link to some helpful instructions –Entering Opens via Scottishgolf
Entries are only being accepted for individuals – there is no option to book in other ladies.
Tee Times are from 0800am to 1610pm
A glorious day, stunning views and some great scoring at Winterfield.


1st – L. Gray – M. TufailGross 81Nett 66.9
2nd G. Stewart – D. YoungGross 79Nett 67.7
3rd J. McMinn – M. YoungGross 80Nett 68.3

Going forward to the Commonwealth Spoons finals at Crieff Golf Club on 29th August 2022

L. Gray – M. Tufail
G. Stewart – D. Young
J. McMinn – M. Young
J Nelson – B Wallace 
Well done to the teams who got a 2

Jane Nelson & Barbara Wallace @the 11th 
Carolyn Bennie & Audrey Dunnet @ the 11th
Alyssa Henderson & Abby Nisbet @ the 18th 

Full Results –   Commonwealth Spoons Results

We are delighted to announce the team to represent ELLCGA at the County Jamboree at Stirling Golf Club from 10th-12th July.
Kirsten Ireland (Captain)
Jill McNicoll
Carys Irvine
Evie McCallum
Dawn Young
Kay Lannin
Anne Laird
Ann Sewell
Reserve: Claire Jones
If any members would be available to trolley pull we may require some volunteers please contact Gail: ellcgacaptain@gmail.com

COMMONWEALTH SPOONS – COMPETITION INFORMATION

1. Check in will be at the desk located within the clubhouse
2. On check in, you will be asked to confirm current WHI,
confirm availability for Commonwealth Spoons Finals at Crieff Golf Club on 29th August 2022 and we will run a 2s competition at £2 a pair.
3. The ladies locker room is quite small, so if the weather is fine please change shoes by your car, there are toilet facilities in the clubhouse.
4. Catering is available from 8.30am and consists of a full breakfast menu, breakfast rolls and a light bites and snack menu.
5. Scoring will be via the SG App and you will also be asked to complete a card to hand back to the desk at the end of play.
6. There are no ladies toilets on the course, however you do pass the clubhouse and have the opportunity to use the facilities mid round.

Having had a very warm welcome to Luffness for the Spring Meeting we were back for the Championships this weekend. On Sunday morning there was a light breeze and a little warmth in the air.

The 1st round scratch players teed off first thing with the course presented in excellent condition which was going to produce some well contested matches. Kay Lannin beat Vice Captain, Frances Hall 3&2. Frances had managed to hold her off till later in the round. Kirsten Ireland beat Jenni Ray 5&3 and Anne Laird won against Pauline O’Hagan at the 18th. Dawn Young won 6&4 against Anne Henderson, with Dawn showing a fine display of putting. Hazel Saunders beat Fiona Larnach 3&2 and Jill McNicoll beat Barbara Biggart 2&1, both close matches with very little between them. Mary Lou Watkins had a convincing win over Janette Murdie 5&4 and the final match was a very tightly fought battle between Carys Irvine and Annie Hunter going all the way to the 21st with Carys finally winning.

After a quick turnaround we were back on the tee for the quarter finals of the Scratch and the 1st round of the Handicap Quaich. Kirsten overcame Kay in a match that came down to the putts 3&2. Dawn, still on fine putting form beat Anne 4&2. Jill was definitely in championship form winning against Hazel 7&5. Carys and Mary Lou had a close tussle and Carys won 2&1.

The Handicap matches kicked off with Kayren Macdonald and Carol Murray finishing on the 18th with Carol 2 up. Brenda Goldstein was beaten by another North Berwick Lady, Pat Phillips 5&4. Seline Stewart and Chandrika Munro saw Seline take the victory and in the last match of the day Una Cooper beat Elspeth Douglas.

The ladies were ready to head home and recharge their batteries for their early start on Monday morning keeping everything crossed the weather would stay dry and the coastal wind wouldn’t raise its head!

As everyone arrived on Monday morning there was certainly a different feel to the weather. It was chilly and the waterproofs were donned, hats put on and whilst it felt winter had returned, it did not hold back any of the competitors.

Our first semi final, Kirsten v Dawn was a text book display of driving, pitching and putting, a very tight match and with few mistakes until it came to the 17th where Dawn had a very awkward lie in her approach to green shot and it left the door slightly ajar for Kirsten to seal the win 3&1. In the second semi final Jill had her putting boots on and Carys just narrowly missed a few putts, one that gave Jill a convincing win 5&4.

The Handicap Semi finals saw Carol Murray and Pat Phillips, both North Berwick ladies, take it to the 17th with Carol finally winning 2&1. Seline Stewart beat Una Cooper 4&3 taking her through to the final against Carol.

The players took a well-earned rest and were ready for the final round at 1.30 and it did not disappoint. Kirsten and Jill were both playing magnificent golf, with an almost perfect round. Kirsten took the lead going 1up at the 3rd but Jill quickly brought it back to A/S with a birdie on the 4th. They remained all square with a perfect display of golf until the 9th where Kirsten again went 1up, and she kept that lead until Jill had a fantastic birdie at the 15th, her approach shot going to 2ft from the pin. There were no signs of nerves going up 16 or 17, both their heads were down and driving almost identical drives, hitting the same approach shots, and putting similarly, it was such ‘tidy’ golf. Arriving at the 18th tee both players put their drives out to the right in the light rough. Jill hit a long approach to the green just being caught by the green side bunker. Kirsten then hit a long approach landing on the front of a grass hump in front of the green. Jill came out the bunker but left herself a long putt. Kirsten pitched the ball past the pin leaving a long putt back. Jill’s 4th shot was short leaving Kirsten a putt for the Championship. Kirsten just missed and Jill gave her the putt. Jill had a putt to take it up the 19th but it just slipped past the hole and it was all over. The crowd had thoroughly enjoyed this fine display of golf and both players were congratulated on their play by the crowd.

Elsewhere, on the course Seline and Carol had a very closely fought game. There wasn’t much separating the two players but Seline crept ahead a few times during the match. However, after 17 holes the match was all square. Both players played good shots to the green and it came down to the putting on the last green. Carol’s putt sat on the edge of the hole and Seline put hers in the hole to win the match. The match was played in good spirits. Very well done to both players for reaching the final.

The presentation took place in the clubhouse. Peter Grant, Luffness Captain, welcome the ladies and said how he had thoroughly enjoyed watching the Championship. I thanked Peter, all the staff and green keepers on behalf of the County for welcoming us to the Club and how much we had enjoyed being there. Thanks also went to all the County Officials for their help and spectators for coming. The prizes were presented and congratulations to all who took part, it was a fantastic Championship.

Gail McKill

Championship

Semi Final Results

Kirsten Ireland won v Dawn Young 3&1

Jill McNicoll won v Carys Irvine 5&4

Final

Kirsten Ireland v Jill McNicoll

Winner

Congratulations to Kirsten Ireland winner of the 2022 Championship

Handicap Quaich

Semi Final

Carol Murray won v Pat Phillips 2 & 1

Seline Stewart won v Una Cooper 4 & 3

Final Match

Carol Murray v Seline Stewart

Winner

Congratulations to Seline Stewart winner of the 2022 Handicap Quaich

Congratulations to all who took part today. Some very close games and some fine golfed played.

Championship Results

Round 1

Kay Lannin won v Frances Hall  3 & 2

Kirsten Ireland won v Jenni Ray 5 & 3

Annie Laird won v Pauline O’Hagen 1 up

Dawn Young won v Anne Henderson 6 & 4

Fiona Larnach lost to Hazel Saunders 3 & 2

Jill McNicoll won v Barbara Biggert 2 & 1

Mary Lou Watkins won v Janette Murdie 5 & 4

Carys Irvine won v Caroline Hunter 2 & 1

Quarter Finals

Kay Lannin lost to Kirsten Ireland 3 & 2

Dawn Young won v Annie Laird 4 & 2

Hazel Saunders lost to Jill McNicoll 7 & 5

Mary Lou Watkins lost to Carys Irvine

Semi Final Line Up  ( Monday 2nd May )

Kirsten Ireland v Dawn Young  ( 9am )

Jill McNicoll v Carys Irvine ( 9.10am )

Handicap Quaich Results

Round 1

Carol Murray won v Kayren Macdonald 2 up

Pat Phillips won v Brenda Goldstein 5 & 4

Seline Stewart won v Chandrika Monro 4 & 3

Una Cooper won v Elspeth Douglas 5 & 4

Semi Final Line Up  ( Monday 2nd May )

Carol Murray v Pat Phillips ( 9.20am )

Seline Stewart v Una Cooper ( 9.30am )

Good luck to all the Semi Finalists

Just eight days after winning the Helen Holme cup Grace Crawford  has done it again. This time winning the R&A Girls under 16 Amateur Championship, a leading event for up-and-coming female golfers.

This year the 54-hole stroke play event took place at Enville Golf Club in the Midlands with a field of 88 players competing on the heathland course.

It was Grace’s final appearance at the event having first entered at the age of 12 so a very timeous and welcome win.

After the two opening rounds she stared the final day with a two shot lead and overcoming a difficult start rolled home a 25 feet put at the par-5 18th to win the Championship by four strokes.

Her winning total a four-over-par 220. Well done Grace!

The El girls team did fantastically well despite the tough cold and windy conditions returning some great scores from the match at Longniddry Golf Club.

A fantastic 47 points from Molly Chapman.

Ava Simon 38 points
Louise Martin 36 points
Evie McCallum 34 points

It was also our Spring Meeting , well done to Molly and Evie on winning 1st handicap and 1st Scratch.
1st Handicap  with net 62 – Molly Chapman
1st Scratch with gross 79- Evie McCallum
Winner of Marjorie Draper Trophy for Junior Champion goes to Evie McCallum – congratulations!
Prizes will be awarded at the Annual Prizegiving.
Next Match Day is on Sunday 15th May at Gullane No 3 – please enter via Golf Genius .

 

Well done to everyone who has qualified for the knockout stages for both competitions , taking place on Sunday 1st  and Monday 2nd May at Luffness Golf Club.

Championship Knockout:-

2022 Championship Draw Luffness-Sheet1

Handicap Quaich:-

2022 Handicap Quaich Draw Luffness-Sheet1

ELLCGA Championship and Handicap Quaich

Arrival at Luffness Golf Club

  • All Players will be expected to follow the latest Covid Advice from Scottish Golf which can be found by following the link below’

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates | Scottish Golf

  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your Tee Time.
  • Dress in the club house for the day is smart, ladies are expected to change out of their golf attire. Golf shoes are not to be worn in the clubhouse except in the toilets, changing room and entrance areas.  
  • Please enter and leave through the car park door unless you are already changed for lunch, no golf gear is to be worn walking through the building to the changing room. 
  • Catering – Food will be available between 11.30am  and 2.30pm
  • Caddies – if you are intending to use a caddy please advise your opponent as a matter of courtesy – Please note if your caddy is male he will require to wear jacket and tie to access the clubhouse.
  • The course is in use by members so please ensure pace of play is good. 
  • There will be a toilet on the course located near the 6th tee/12th tee area as there was in the Spring Meeting.

Contact on the day of the competition

If you need to contact us, please message or phone the following numbers:

ELLCGA Secretary – 07488 324555

137 ladies took part in the Spring Meeting at Luffness on Easter Monday. For many it was their first time to play the Old Tom Morris designed course and an opportunity to tick one from their bucket list. The course was in fantastic condition and proved to be challenging, rewarding and enjoyable with undulating and fast greens, immaculate fairways and well placed tricky bunkers which caught out many of the ladies. Despite the testing windy conditions there were some great scores and huge congratulations go to the winners –   

The Connie Lugton Prize for best scratch was won by Kay Lannin with a gross 75 and the Bronze scratch was won by Carol Murray with a gross 88 net 67.

The two’s competition was reintroduced and four ladies had a two –

Eleanor Black at the 10th

Anne Wood at the 16th

Agnes Cosgrove at the 6th

Marie Young at the 6th

Full results at the following links:-

Gross Results Spring Meeting – File

Net Results Spring Meeting (1)

A huge thank you goes to Luffness for hosting the event and to all the staff for welcoming and looking after us so well.

A very impressive 9 shot win for Evie McCallum in The Junior Tour Event at Kilspindie Golf Club this Easter weekend. Evie posted a score of 139 (-1) for the two round competition.

The Helen Holm Scottish Women’s Open took place this Easter Weekend. Played annually at Royal Troon the format is a 54 hole stroke play competition contested over three days. The first two rounds are played on the Portland course and the final on the Old Course.

This year’s  tournament saw a strong international field gather on the west Coast of Scotland but it was our very own Grace Crawford who came out on top with a most impressive 4 shot win.  Not only is it the first home victory in 20 years but at just 15 years old Grace is also one of the youngest players to achieve the title.
In today’s final Grace got off to a flying start birdieing her opening three holes and not to be put off by the windy conditions she kept the momentum going to post a stunning round of 68 (-4). In her own words – “This is my highest achievement yet. It’s a great competition to win” ………..

Entry for this year’s Commonwealth Spoons at Winterfield Golf Club will open at 7pm on Thursday 21st April. Please click on the link below for  detailed instructions on how to enter.

ELLCGA Commonwealth Spoons

?? Well done to everyone for completing their first-round ties. There seemed to be a lot of close games and matches played in all weather, from the glorious Spring weather to sleet and snow! Commiserations to the losers and those who had the misfortune to concede their games through illness or injury. The next round has to be played by the 8th of May. Click on the link below  to see the updated draw. Good luck!

ELLCGA Hole and Hole Draw 2022 – Sheet1

Fiona Maciver

Ladies some information for the upcoming Spring Meeting  on Monday 18th April.

On The Day

Arrival at Luffness Golf Club

  • All Players will be expected to follow the latest Covid Advice from Scottish Golf which can be found by following this link – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates | Scottish Golf
  • Masks are to be worn in the clubhouse.  
  • All players will be checked in at the desk by a member of the Committee, which will be located in the lobby area via the door at the main car park.
  •  You will be asked to confirm your current handicap index to ensure there are no discrepancies. 
  • You will be asked if you wish to be entered in the ELLCGA Championship or Handicap Quaich matchplay rounds which take place on Sunday 01st May and Monday 2nd May.  The Championship qualifiers will be the top 16 gross scores and The Handicap Quaich will be the top 8 handicap scores, excluding those who have qualified in the gross category.
  • Dress in the club house for the day is smart golf attire, no golf shoes to be worn in the clubhouse except in the toilets, changing room and entrance areas.  
  • There is no starter so please ensure you are on the tee at least 5 minutes before your tee time.
  • The on course toilet will be located near the  6th tee/12th tee area
  • Catering – Food will be available between 11.30am  and 4.00pm
  • Scoring will be via the Scottish Golf App, Committee members will be available to give guidance if required. Players may take a blank card and complete the scoring on the app in the clubhouse at the end of play.  Players should record the score for one other member of their group to ensure scores can be cross checked at the end of the round. Please click on the following link where you will find an instructional video – Booking Competitions – ELLGA (ellgolf.co.uk) . For members who do not have a smart phone your scores will be entered by the committee from your card. 

Contact on the day of the competition

If you need to contact us on the day, please message or phone the following numbers:

Up to 1130 – 07488324555

1130 – 1500 – 07876614113

1500 onwards – 07488324555

We have had a great response for entry to this year’s hole and hole competition. The draw can be found at the following link – ELLCGA Hole and Hole Draw 2022

Everyone who is competing will have been sent an email with the contact details of all those taking part. Please keep those details until the end of the competition as they will be needed when organising individual matches. Round 1 matches are to be played by 10th April. Please email match results to ellcgacommittee@gmail.com as soon as possible after play.

The weather is improving and daylight growing……….. Happy golfing everyone!

Thank you to the ladies who attended the rules session at North Berwick. The sun was out and everyone enjoyed the afternoon.

Katy and Martyn covered 14 scenarios on the day and a summary can be found at the following link.

ELLCGA Rules Scenarios – 13th March 2022

They also mentioned it would be a good idea for members to download the R&A rules app or to have a look at the website where they have some great visuals and also the search function is fantastic –

https://www.randa.org/en/rog/2019/pages/visual-search

Much easier than reading through the rule book. However still always a good idea to have one of these in the golf bag.

Another idea suggested  to try and help with learning/remembering rules – in your usual four ball, each week one of you finds a rule and explains it to everyone. This way throughout the season you get the opportunity to learn lots of new rules. Might be a bit more exciting than sitting reading the rule book on your own…

The final of the winter foursomes was played on a windy but sunny day at the Glen golf course.
It was a very close match with  Seline and Trudy beating Lynda  and Isabel 2 up.
Congratulations to  Seline and Trudy on their win.
A big thank you to Shona Paton on doing a great job refereeing the match.

Kay Lannin

We held our Pre Season Lunch on Saturday 5th March at The Glen Golf Club. The 75 ladies who attended were treated to a delicious lunch provided by Clint and his team in the panoramic dinning room.  After the disruption of the last couple of years it was really nice to see everyone together again and on a gloriously sunny day the views of the beach and the Bass Rock were fantastic.

After lunch we enjoyed a fun game of Bingo – it was eyes down and the room went very quiet as everyone checked the numbers on their cards! So much concentration!

                                                       

Thank you to everyone for coming along and thank you to the committee for their help on the day. Now we can all look forward to the golf season ahead.

Frances Hall   Vice Captain ELLCGA