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.
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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
East Lothian 4 1/2 v Stirling and Clackmannanshire 41/2
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The results of the afternoon singles were as follows:
Clara Young won v Elaine Moffat
Grace Crawford lost v Gillian Paton
Jill McNicoll lost v Jocelyn Mackie
Kay Lannin won v Hannah Braidwood
Sue Penman lost v Lorna McKinlay
Mary Lou Watkins lost v Lorraine Morrow
On a very blustery day East Lothian struggled against a Fife side containing four Ladybank members whose experience of the course proved decisive. There were some great matches and some excellent comebacks in particular Clara Young coming back from 3 down to win, Kay Lannin’s 3 and 2 victory and Jill McNicoll coming back to take her opponent to the 18th.
Our consolation prize was at the buffet where we managed to beat Fife to the puddings.
Photos from the Jamboree can be seen by following this link:
East Lothian names first: Clara Young and Sue Penman lost to Gillian Paton and Elaine Moffat Kay Lannin and Grace Crawford lost to Jocelyn Mackie and Hannah Braidwood Mary Lou Watkins and Hazel Saunders lost to Lorna McKinlay and Brogan Clark
The team played at Ladybank today in preparation for the Inter County Jamboree, the winners going on to play for the Scottish County Challenge Shield. It was very windy and we were hoping for calmer conditions tomorrow but the weather forecast is for more of the same.
The first match is against Fife with the Foursomes first tee time at 8.30am. The afternoon singles start at 1.30pm.
What started off as a fairly nice summer’s day quickly became wintry thanks to a stiff north easterly “breeze”. The front 9 was playing into the wind and proved difficult for many players, not the only problem though as at least one snack bar was snaffled by a crow at the first.
The kitchen at The Glen GC will be open from 0700 to 2000, with the following special menu for our Summer Meeting:
Morning Roll and freshly Brewed Tea & Coffee £3.00
Lunch Time Specials £7.25:
Chicken Jalfrezi with Rice & Naan Bread Poached Salmon Salad with Potato & Chive Salad Goats Cheese, Caramelized Onion Quiche, House Salad Homemade Fish Cake with a Creamy Leek Sauce Roast Pork & Apple Sauce baguette, Served with French Fries
With world class golfers on our doorstep from 8th – 11th August for the Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open at The Renaissance Club, it seems only fitting to invite them along to Fringe By The Sea!
The Ladies Scottish Open one of the premier events on the ladies golfing calendar is co-sanctioned by the Ladies European Tour and LPGA. Top golfing names will form our panel, including Beth Allen, and presenter Emma Dodds. Questions from the audience will be welcome. And there’s a chance to pit your golf skills against the pros after the session!
We understand that there has been some frustration with the BRS booking system.
Players would like to know who their playing partners will be when booking and unlike booking through your home club’s BRS you are treated like a visitor and so have to fill in a form requiring all your details including CDH number.
Unfortuately at the moment due to the limitations of the system we cannot change these settings. Hopefully in the future these issues can be resolved.
Since the last meeting we have had 5 ELJGL Match Days at North Berwick West Links, Longniddry, Gifford, Castle Park and Dunbar.
At Longniddry we also held the ELLCGA Junior Spring Meeting and had 9 girls competing. Grace Crawford won with an excellent 40 points, Emma Chapman was 2nd, also with 40 points and Lucy Hall was 3rd with 37 points.
At Gifford the ELLCGA Girls’ Team had the best overall score on the day, of the 12 teams competing. Abby was the leading scorer with 43 points, followed by Ellie Bent and Louise Martin, both with 41 points. Thank you to Jenni and Jane for their help at Gifford.
We had just one girl competing at Castle Park, mainly due to a clash with the championship qualifier at Gullane. There were 3 girls competing at Dunbar. The next match day will be at Craigielaw on 30th June.
East of Scotland Girls played a match against the West of Scotland Girls at Pollock Golf Club. Ala Gorka was the only ELLCGA girl who was able to play. The West won the match.
We have arranged a Get-Together for the girls at Fenton Barns on the 17th June with Martyn Huish. We will use the session for a bit of coaching, a bit of help with the rules and how to mark scorecards and the responsibilities of marking your playing partner’s card. We have got 4 girls who have said they will come along. Thanks to Jenni for arranging the evening.
The Cuthbertson Cup has been re-arranged for 29th September at Falkirk Tryst following its postponement in April.
Frances Hall – Junior Convenor
Dates for your diary…..
June 30th – MD7 Craigielaw 1230 – 1600 26 tee times
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.
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Congratulations from all in the County to Alyssa Balding and Neil Henderson on their wedding. Alyssa is one of our squad players and Neil is County member, Linda Henderson’s son. The bride looked lovely. Good wishes for a long and happy marriage.
The early starters at Gifford this morning had to put on just about all the clothing they were carrying in their golf bags, the old adage “ne’er cast a clout till May is out” was certainly true today. The stiff “breeze” made conditions difficult and although the sun eventually came through the wind didn’t relent. Everyone had a good time, the most common quote being “well I really enjoyed that, shame about the golf”.
Gifford was in excellent condition and the course was beautifully presented, thanks must go to the greenkeepers for this and thanks also to the catering staff who kept us going throughout the day.
In a very close competition the first three places were tied on a score of 73.5, countback was used to determine the places, these are as follows:
1st Linda Gray and Mhairi Tufail after a countback of the last three holes.
2nd Jane Nelson and Barbara Wallace on a countback over the last 9 holes
3rd Dianne Brown and Audrey Dunnett
4th June Elliot and Brenda Goldstein 75.5
5th Anne McAllister and Heather Neill 76.5
Congratulations to all for excellent scores in such testing conditions.
Linda and Mhairi, Dianne and Audrey, June and Brenda, Anne and Heather have qualified and are available to compete in the Scottish Final at Pollock GC (Glasgow) on Monday 2nd September.
There were no two’s today, a testament to how difficult putting was today.
The two’s money will be donated to the Babe Zaharias competition which raises funds for the Macmillan Cancer Support.