Now that we have packed away our Christmas Decorations, we can relax and start planning our 2020!
There is no better way to begin the Golf Season than with the Pre-Season Lunch. This year, in keeping with our decision to keep moving round different clubs, we are heading to Glen Golf Club, where I am sure we will be well looked after in their beautiful clubhouse with amazing views.
If you have not already returned a booking form, please click on the attachment for full details. The closing date for bookings is 14 February.
If you use the online payment option (the same bank details as for your subs) 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 8s or 10s 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.
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Macmillan Cancer Support representative Michelle Campbell received a cheque for £4400 raised at this year’s Babe Zaharias Competition. Presenting the cheque was Elaine Dick accompanied by Jenni Ray and Gail McKill.
The competition this year was held at The Musselburgh GC and thanks must go to their members Diane Fraser, Jan Laing, Margaret Tiffany Linda Smith and Irene Gray for all their help in raising this fantastic sum.
Thank you to Rathbone Investment for their much appreciated sponsorship of this event.
Remember The Babe Zaharias is being held at Muirfield this year.
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Frances Hall, Junior Secretary, reported that there were sixteen juniors this year an increase over last year. For the first time, we had entered an ELLCGA team in the East Lothian Junior Golf League and the team performed really well in this competition.
The girls’ handicaps have all been reduced this season and they have won a lot of prizes and trophies at their clubs, at junior Opens and in the East of Scotland events. Special mention must go to Ellie Bent winner of the Trophy for most improved golfer and of course to our Junior and Senior Champion Grace Crawford (pictured below with vice president Carole Ross).
Congratulations to all our Junior prize winners this year.
The full list of Junior prize winners can be found at this link:
In her captain’s report Jenni Ray welcomed everyone to the meeting at North Berwick Golf Club and was pleased to announce that Catriona Matthew had agreed that a trophy could be presented in her name. “The Catriona Matthew Team Trophy” will be played for by club teams in the Autumn Meeting. One of the highlights of her captaincy was the commitment and performance of the County Squad at the Jamboree.
The treasurer, Elaine Wolstencraft reported a healthy financial position in the light of which there will be no change to subscriptions or entry fees. Some changes will be made to on-line booking, competitions will open for booking 4 weeks ahead of the competition and there will be changes to how refunds are processed.
The proposed changes to the constitution were approved including a new Intermediate membership category for 18 to 25 year olds.
The Captain and Vice-Captain were proposed for re-election for 2020. Remaining officers continued in post.
ELLCGA are delighted to announce a new team competition that will be played for at the Autumn Meeting each year. Honorary member of ELLCGA Catriona Matthew has worked with us in creating the competition in recognition of her captaincy of the successful European Solheim Cup at Gleneagles this year.
‘The Catriona Matthew Team Trophy” will be played for by teams of ELLCGA members from East Lothian Clubs. The clubs will select the teams taking part. Each team will consist of 3 members of the same club, with 2 scores to count, it will not be necessary for team members to play with each other.
Winterfield Golf Club will have the honour of hosting this new competition on the 10th August 2020. We hope all clubs will be encouraging their members to enter the meeting so they can compete for this fine trophy. Clubs will be encouraged to pick junior ELLCGA members to be part of their teams. We also are hoping that Catriona may be able to present the trophy.
ELLCGA Junior Girls were invited by Scottish Golf and Kingsbarns Golf Links to participate in the Kingsbarns Girls Classic on Saturday 2nd November.
This exciting event is now in its second year and is a legacy of Kingsbarns hosting the Women’s British Open in 2017. Scottish Golf’s aim is to give developing young female golfers the opportunity to play one of the world’s finest links courses, celebrate women’s golf in Scotland and inspire more young women to fulfil their golfing potential. Each County in Scotland was invited to nominate two players to take part and they were joined by a Scottish female PGA professional or Ladies European Tour player to play as a team in a Texas Scramble format.
Abby Nisbet and Lucy Hall were selected to represent East Lothian and were joined by Gabrielle MacDonald in their Texas Scramble team. The 3 girls thoroughly enjoyed their day and played very well. 14 counties were represented at the event with people travelling from as far as Dumfries and Inverness to take part in the day. The weather was very kind – no wind and only a few drops of rain in the last few holes.
The county representatives met for lunch and had an informal discussion on how Scottish Golf can work with us to support girls’ Golf.
Abby, Lucy and Gabrielle played very well as a team and finished in first place. It was a very enjoyable day and Abby and Lucy were delighted to have the opportunity to play such a great golf course!
Congratulations to all the girls and Ladies who played in the annual match against Lanarkshire today at North Berwick West Links. The conditions were truly testing, with wind and rain. The match ended with a 2 all draw. Photographed are the Junior pairings of Annie Wilson, Molly Paton of ELLCGA and Jodie Graham and Kitty Maslanka from Lanarkshire. Thanks to Kay Lannin, Barbara Biggart, Dulcie Barnes, Mary Lou Watkins, Dawn Young and Carys Irvine who all represented ELLCGA. Thank you to North Berwick Golf Club for hosting the match providing an excellent course and catering.
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I saw this video and thought that it would be good to share the exploits of our champion at The Machrie on the Isle of Islay. It was the venue for a spectacular end of season tournament for golfers from the Barrie Douglas Foundation, Paul Lawrie Foundation and Stephen Gallacher Foundation.
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The East Lothian Junior Golf Championships 2019 was played for at The Glen Golf Club on Tuesday 15th October. There were 58 Competitors including 11 girls. The highest number of Girls since the event started in 1998.
The East Lothian Girls who were able to play in the Championship were Grace Crawford, Lucy Thomas, Ala Gorka, Charlotte Bauld, Ellie Bent, Emma Rudd and Louise Martin.
Grace won the 1st Scratch with a gross 77, net 76.
Lucy Thomas won the 1st Handicap with a gross 84, net 63.
Charlotte Bauld won the 2nd handicap with a 101 gross, net 69.
Ellie Bent won the 1st U14/U12 Scratch with a 102 net 81
Louise Martin won the 1st U14/U12 Net with a 103 gross net 76.
Congratulations to Emma Rudd and Ala Gorka who both had net 80.
Thanks are given to East Lothian Council for continuing to sponsor the Championships. The Provost John McMillan and Sam Fox, The Glen Ladies Captain, presented the prizes and trophies. In 2019 there were 24 Girls entering in the East Lothian League and we hope to increase this as we encourage more Junior Girls into our Association.
Our thanks to all the Players, Parents, Junior Convenors and particularly Frances Hall for managing our East Lothian Ladies Junior team who have achieved so much this year.
The East of Scotland Championship was held at North Berwick GC today. It was a calm, mostly dry day but quite cold. We had a full field of 69 players from across the four counties (East Lothian, Fife, Midlothian, Stirling & Clackmannanshire). Many of the competitors had not played North Berwick before, and enjoyed discovering its unique features and world-famous holes. The course was in superb condition and the clubhouse made everyone feel very welcome.
Congratulations to the 2019 East of Scotland Champion, Karen Ferguson-Snedden and the winning Midlothian team.
1st (and East of Scotland Champion for 2019): Karen Ferguson-Snedden, Mortonhall GC and Midlothian, with a gross 73
2nd: Kate McIntosh, Broomieknowe and Midlothian (74 bih)
3rd: Grace Crawford, Gullane Ladies and East Lothian (74)
1st: Brogan Clark, Lundin Links and Fife, with a nett 71
2nd: Ann Sewell, Longniddry and East Lothian (73 bih)
3rd: Laura Bissett, Braehead and Stirling & Clackmannanshire (73)
The Team Championship was won by Midlothian with a combined best 3 gross scores of 226.
CSS was 75. Full results can be found by following these links:
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The Cuthbertson Cup was held at Falkirk Tryst Golf Club on Sunday 29th September 2019. The Cuthbertson Cup was presented by Mrs. Shelagh Cuthbertson of Midlothian and was first contested in 1957.
It is an annual match played in one day between teams of 4 girls from each of East Lothian, Fife, Midlothian and Stirling & Clackmannan County Golf Associations. The Cuthbertson Cup is awarded to the winning team.
The East Lothian Team was Lucy Hall, Annie Wilson, Molly Paton and Lucy Thomas.
We played against Midlothian girls in the morning singles. The games were all closely competed and we drew 2 – 2.
Lucy Hall beat Carys Irvine Annie Wilson lost to Lucy Morrison Molly Paton lost to Mollaidh Nicholson Lucy Thomas beat Ella Marshall
Sadly, we lost on a countback so Midlothian went on to play Fife in the final. Fife won 3.5 – 0.5 and so won the Cuthbertson Cup for the 3rd consecutive year. Congratulations to Fife (Evanna, Eilidh, Porscha and Hannah).
We played foursomes in the afternoon against Stirling and Clackmannan. The two games were very close but we lost both matches.
Well done to the 4 girls who represented East Lothian. The weather was kind to us and they all enjoyed playing Falkirk Tryst. Thank you to Stirling and Clackmannan for organising the day. Many thanks also to Jenni Ray and Joanne Watt for their help and support on the day.
From left to right…. Annie Wilson, Lucy Hall, Lucy Thomas and Molly Paton Frances Hall Junior Convenor
There will be a waiting list (in handicap order) for players who did not make the cut. People will be notified individually of their place on the waiting list. Please would competitors note that North Berwick Golf Club does not have a car park, and to please allow plenty of time to find on-street car parking nearby.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
Ladies the entry for the winter foursomes is now open, can you please email Kay Lannin, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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. Regards 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.
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.