ELLCGA Latest News

Congratulations to Carys Irvine who came 4th in the East of Scotland Championship whilst playing the course for the first time at Lundin Links on Sunday. With a fabulous joint score of 77 Carys was just pipped at the post for 3rd place after the count back.
Well done Carys !

It was a very blustery day which made for some tough playing conditions  so well done to all our girls who played and competed for the team trophy.

The results

Winner – Gillian Paton 73
Runner Up – Anne Hanson 74
Third Place – Jennifer Allan 77 (bih)
Fourth Place – Carys Irvine 77

Team Places
First – Fife 231
2nd – Midlothian 233
3rd – Stirling & Clackmannan 243
4th – East Lothian 249

First – Abby Steedman 72 net
2nd – Amy Foster 75 net bih
3rd – Freya Constable 75 net bih

The 2021 AGM and Prizegiving will take place at 5.00pm on Thursday 11 November 2021, at The Glen GC. The Agenda will be sent out in due course.

The Glen are offering an afternoon tea preceding the AGM, at 2.45pm. This will cost £7.50 per head, and can be booked by emailing Redcoll-catering@outlook.com. A poster is attached.

The East of Scotland Championship is being held on Sunday 10th October at Lundin Links hosted by Fife.

Representing ELLCGA for the Team Trophy are Dawn Young, Carys Irvine, Dianne Brown and Jenni Ray.  The best 3 gross scores count towards this Trophy.

Good luck to all the East Lothian ladies playing.

Congratulations to Gullane Ladies Golf Club on winning the Dewar Trophy.  They won 6 matches, drew 1 match and lost 1, giving them overall points of 13 in the final table.
A successful season for GLGC winning both the Dewar and the Carol’s’ Trophies.

Gail Mckill

Captain ELLCGA

Winter Foursomes Draw ❄️❄️
It’s quite fitting that the draw for the Winter Foursomes is published today as the weather has certainly got a bit cooler and damper. Here’s to a good Winters golf and lots of enjoyable games.
Regards Kay

Winter-Foursomes 2021 to 2022

Another win for Louise Martin!

Louise has won the Junior Girls Competition at the Alfred Dunhill Schools Challenge which took place on Sunday 26th September at The Dukes Course St Andrews. A winning score of net 72. Well done Louise!

The annual event, open to school-aged boys and girls across Scotland precedes next week’s 20th Anniversary of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, which takes place from 30th September – 3rd October at Carnoustie, Kingsbarns and the Old Course St Andrews.

The winners of this year’s Alfred Dunhill Schools Golf Challenge will be invited to receive their prizes at the Old Course St Andrews on the final day of this year’s Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on Sunday 3rd October. All participants will also be invited, together with their parents and a school representative, to attend an exclusive golf clinic on the Championship practice ground with the internationally renowned golf coach Robert Baker.

Our Team Lucy Thomas Charlotte Bauld Ellie Bent Evie McCallum

East Lothian hosted this year’s Cuthbertson Cup at Kilspindie Golf Club on Sunday 26th September.

Teams of four from East Lothian, Midlothian, Fife and Stirling & Clackmannanshire arrived at the Club on what was a very blustery day.  The wind however didn’t affect the girls golf and they all put on a fine display of how to play in such conditions. 

Our team, Evie McCallum, Lucy Thomas, Ellie Bent and Charlotte Bauld, were the first match off in the morning against Stirling & Clackmannanshire.  All the matches were closely fought with Stirling & Clackmannanshire coming out the victors and they proceeded to the afternoon singles final against Midlothian.  Midlothian had beaten Fife in the morning and we were to face Fife in the afternoon foursomes.

The teams enjoyed lunch in the Clubhouse and then teed off in the afternoon.  We were shown a fantastic lesson in how to play the tricky first hole at Kilspindie by all the girls.  The Midlothian v Fife match came down to 2 a piece and countback on fewest holes played.  Midlothian coming out the victors.  We had two excellent foursomes matches and won one and lost one, Stirling having played the least number of holes won the afternoon foursomes. 

There were officials from all  the Counties, parents and spectators watching and it was clear to see how the juniors’ sections of all the counties are thriving.

A huge thanks goes to Shona Paton, Jenni Ray, Carys Irvine and Elaine Dick for helping and being present on the day and to our team who played so well. It was a pleasure to have them representing the County.

The final play was followed by the prize giving and an excellent supper was enjoyed by all.

Congratulations go to Midlothian on their win.

We look forward to next year at Ladybank.

Gail McKill     Captain ELLCGA

The Winning Team

During this mornings singles matches our girls put up a great fight in some what windy conditions. Ellie secured an early point for the team and although the other matches were all close and hard fought it was Stirling & Clackmannanshire who went through as the winners into the afternoon.

Midlothian won over Fife.

A good view from up there!

Not to be disheartened Evie Ellie Lucy and Charlotte played Fife in the afternoon foursomes. An extremely close result with both sides winning one match but Fife just pipped us at the post with a slightly better score in their winning match. Well Done Fife.

Midlothian won the afternoon singles matches against Stirling & Clackmannanshire.

Our Congratulations to Midlothian winners of the 2021 Cuthbertson Cup.

Summer Hole and Hole winner Jenni Ray 👏👏

After 114 entries and 7 rounds for the Summer Hole and Hole, the final was played at North Berwick on a very windy Friday 24th, between Jenni Ray and Anne McFarlane.  Congratulations go to Jenni Ray who won 4&2, an excellent close match, also a very well done to Anne McFarlane on making it all the way to the final.

The Cuthbertson Cup will be played at Kilspindie on Sunday 26th September.

The Junior Girls representing us are:

Evie McCallum

Lucy Thomas

Ellie Bent

Charlotte Bauld

For those not familiar with the format this is an all day event with ELLCGA v Stirling & Clackmannanshire and Fife v Midlothian playing single matches in the morning. The morning winners play each other in the afternoon  again in the singles format while the morning losers play each other in a foursomes format. The matches are off scratch.

There is sunshine forecast so why not come along and enjoy some good sea air whilst supporting our Junior Girls. They would appreciate it so let’s have a good show of blue gilets.

Morning tee off from 9.28am

Afternoon tee off from 2.30pm

Congratulations to Louise Martin winner of the Stephen Gallacher Foundation  Short Course Order of Merits for 2021 – Under 14 girls . Throughout the season Louise has competed in various events counting towards her fantastic win. Well done Louise! We are proud of you!

Click on “Short Course Groups” at the following link:


We were presented with some stunning views from the top of Gullane hill today.  At times we had some lovely sunshine but there was just enough of a chill in the air to remind us that Autumn is upon us. A perfect day for an Autumn meeting!

Many thanks to Gullane for hosting the event.

Winner of the Silver section with a score of 40 points was Dawn Young.

Winner of the Bronze section also with a score of 40 points was Fiona Alderson.

Well done Dawn and Fiona.

This year the Catriona  Matthew Trophy was won by our host club Gullane.

A winning score of 73 points from the team of

Mary Lou Watkins

Dianne Brown

Joanne Watt

The runners up were Winterfield with a score of 71 points from the team of

Trudy Burnett

Seline Stewart

Elspeth Haston

Full Results:

Autumn Meeting Result (Excel)

For those of you playing in the Autumn Meeting on Monday, please note the following additional information:

1. Parking and registration is at the Links Clubhouse (formerly known as the Visitors Clubhouse).

2. The Links Clubhouse catering is open from 0800 to 1630, and the clubhouse closes at 1800.

3. There are currently no locker or shower facilities available.

4. There are no preferred lies in bunkers.

The weather forecast is looking good!

Jane Nelson
Hon. Secretary, ELLCGA

Today we held the final of the Carols’ Trophy at Musselburgh Golf Club. Gullane Ladies’ Golf Club were the winners of Section 1 of the 5 a side competition and Winterfield Golf Club were the winners of Section 2.  Both clubs have done very well to win their sections with some close games over the course of the season.

Representing Gullane Ladies’ were Sarah Ledingham, Susan Corrie, Anne Blundell, Wendy Thummanond and Anne Smith. Representing Winterfield were Diane Sheffield, Rae Muir, Elspeth Haston, Seline Stewart and Judy Newton.

It was a lovely afternoon at Musselburgh Golf Club and the course was in great condition. There were some close games but it was Gullane who came out on top, with a 4 – 1 win.  It was the first time that Winterfield have played in the Carols’ Trophy and they have all thoroughly enjoyed their matches during the season.

After the matches were over, we all enjoyed a delicious Afternoon Tea in the clubhouse. Thank you very much to Musselburgh Golf Club for hosting us this afternoon and for looking after us so well.

Congratulations to both clubs on reaching the final and very well done to Gullane Ladies’ Golf Club who have retained the trophy. Thank you to the two team captains, Anne Smith (Gullane) and Lorraine Laird (Winterfield), for all their hard work and support during the season.  Many thanks to our President, Carole Ross, for your support today and to our Captain, Gail McKill, for your help.

Frances Hall
Vice Captain

Congratulations to Jenni Ray and Anne McFarlane on reaching the final of the Summer Hole and Hole. We have had some very close matches and lots of sunshine ☀️ throughout this competition.  Looking forward to the final match being played, and wishing both a great game. This tie needs to be played on or before the 3rd October.

Summer Hole & Hole 2021

Entry into the East of Scotland Championship at Lundin Links on Sunday 10th October 2021 is now open. All golfers with a Handicap Index of 26.0 or less who are members of East Lothian County can enter this competition. Entry fee is £15 and entries is limited to 90 players. Tee times from 0936 to 1324. Entries will close on Sunday 12th September with the draw available via the website by Friday 24th September.

The entry form can be downloaded below.

Jane Nelson
Hon. Secretary, ELLCGA


Congratulations to our East Lothian Girls Team who won MD8 with 156 points averaging 39 for the four counting scores. An excellent result!

The league continues with MD9 taking place on Gullane 2 on Sunday 19 September.

Well done to our 4 ladies who have made it to the semifinals. This round needs to be played by or on the 12th September. Good luck to all and let’s hope the weather stays nice and sunny 🌞.

Summer Hole & Hole 2021

Entries open at 7.00pm on Monday 23 August for the Autumn Meeting (singles, stableford) and Catriona Matthew Team Trophy, to be played on Gullane 3 on Monday 20 September 2021.

To enter, please follow the link below.

For the Catriona Matthew Team Trophy, each club’s Lady Captain will be invited to nominate up to two teams, each made up of three players who have entered the Autumn Meeting. The Trophy will be awarded to the team who have the highest aggregate of the best two stableford scores from their three players (overall scores NOT hole by hole). In addition, we hope to have teams made up of county junior members (a juniors team won the inaugural running of the trophy last year).

Tee times are available from 9.00am to 2.00pm and from 3.00pm to 3.36pm.


Entries for the Winter Foursomes are now open and will close on Friday 24 September.Can you please send your entries to kathleeen.lannin@icloud.com. I need you and your partner’s name and a contact detail to be used for the competition.

If you’d like to enter but haven’t sorted out a partner, do let me know and we will pair you up with someone.

Kay Lannin

A lovely day at Longniddry for the Babe Zaharias Competition, although later starters had somewhat windy conditions. A warning from the starters to make sure that you played a provisional ball if your shot went into the rough was essential as many players found out. Most importantly today the money raised for McMillan Cancer Support is over £5000.

This year’s winner of the Babe Zaharias Trophy is Anne Hanson (Turnhouse) with a gross 74.

This year’s winner of the Ultraplast Trophy (for best handicap score) is Kimberley Campbell (Harburn).

Congratulations to both our winners.

A hole in one from Elinor Blair was one of the highlights of the day.

Elinor Blair celebrates her hole in one at the 4th


Gross Gross Results

Nett Nett Results

Many thanks to all the clubs who donated 4 balls for the raffle. John McMillan Provost of East Lothian was in attendance to make the draw and present some of the prizes. A very generous donation was received and this will be put towards the prize vouchers.

Elsie Hutchison receiving her four ball voucher from East Lothian Provost John McMillan

Mags Cocozza receiving her raffle prize, a 4 ball at Ratho Park.

Full List of Raffle Prize Winners

4 Ball Vouchers for:

Craigielaw Sandra Stanton

Craigmillar Park Margaret Williams

Dalmahoy Julie Baird

Dunbar Ailsa Cachett

Duddingston Margo Gardener

Gifford Irene Stewart

The Glen Caroline Steedman

Gullane Elsie Hutchison

Longniddry Janice McLeod

Muirfield Judy Newton

Musselburgh Viv Curran

North Berwick Carys Irvine

Ratho Park Mags Cocozza

Renaissance Jill McNicoll

Royal Musselburgh Gail Joughin

Thank you to all the East Lothian Committee: Anne Laird and Marion Buchanan from Longniddry and Elinor Blair from North Berwick for their hard work.

Thanks to Longniddry for courtesy of the course.

Gail McKill

The wind made for some challenging golf on Wednesday for the Summer Meeting at Gifford.  Putting in particular proving to be interesting and testing. Thankfully for the best part of the day, however, the rain was kept at bay and there was even the odd glimmer of sunshine and blue sky.

Many thanks to Gifford for hosting the event.

Winner of the Summer Meeting with a net score of 75 was Jane Neville.

Winner of the best gross score with 80 was Mary Lou Watkins.

Well done Jane and Mary Lou.

Full results

Summer Meeting Results – Nett

Summer Meeting Results – Gross

The early birds first to tee off

Grace Crawford has been awarded full Scholarship to Windsor School and the Albany Golf Academy in the Bahamas starting in October. A wonderfully exciting opportunity where she will receive top class golf tuition and academics in a fantastic environment. Click on the following link to read about the academy –


Huge Congratulations Grace from all at ELLCGA we are very proud of you and wish you all the very  best with this exciting new adventure.

ELLCGA’s Junior Spring Meeting was held at Haddington GC on Sunday 25 July. The results were as follows:

Evie McCallum, gross 82, nett 72

Lucy Thomas, gross 86, nett 72

Louise Martin, gross 87 nett 71

Lucy Hall gross 91, nett 82

Ellie Bent, gross 95, nett 83

So the winner of the Scratch Prize, and Junior Champion, is Evie McCallum (in her first ELLCGA competition!).

1st handicap: Louise Martin

2nd handicap: Lucy Thomas.

Prizes will be presented at the ELLCGA AGM and Prize Giving in November.

Well done to all competitors for an excellent set of scores, with hopefully some handicap cuts to follow.

Jane Nelson
Hon. Secretary, ELLCGA

Congratulations ladies round 3 completed super quick in this glorious sunshine 🌞.
Well done to everyone who have now made it into the quarterfinals, these games need to be played by or on the 22nd August. Good luck to all and let’s hope the weather continues to shine. Please email your results to kathleeen.Lannin@icloud.com.

Summer Hole & Hole 2021

Congratulations to Joanne Free, a former member of the squad has qualified for the US Women’s Amateur Championship. The competition is being held at Westchester Country Club, NY, from the 2nd until the 9th of August.

Joanne qualified at Wayzata Country Club, Minnesota at the end of June. Full qualifying results can be found here:


I’m sure all of us at ELLCGA wish Joanne all the best next week.

Booking will open at 7.00pm tomorrow (Friday 16 July) for the Summer Meeting, which will be held at Gifford GC on Wednesday 11 August. Tee times will be available from 09.00 to 10.30, 12.00 to 13.30 and 16.00 to 17.00.

Booking will  be via the BRS system (link below).


Jane Nelson

Hon. Secretary ELLCGA


A successful day for our ELL girls team Lucy, Rebecca, Louise and Molly. The girls managed to escape the rain and thunder and lightning achieving a great score of 151 and were just pipped at the post by West Links 152. Well done girls!


A fabulous weather day at Dunbar and our team of Lucy, Louise, Rebecca and Ellie have kept us up there ready for the next match at Haddington on 25th July. A special well done to Ellie for her great score of 41 points!