ELLCGA Latest News

The third round of the Hole and Hole is now complete.

Fourth round ties should be organised and played by Sunday 7th July.

All results should be sent via email to : ellcgacommittee@gmail.com

Good luck to all remaining competitors.

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Our 2024 Champions have been crowned!

Alyssa Henderson retained the County Championship and Mary Richardson won the Handicap Quaich.

Congratulations to Jenny and Shona for reaching today’s finals. Both matches were well contested.

Our sincere thanks to The Glen Golf Club for hosting this year’s Championship. I know all members were made to feel extremely welcome and thoroughly enjoyed their games on your course.

All matches have now been decided and we have our afternoon finalists:

Championship Semi-Finals

Ann Sewell V Alyssa Henderson (2up)

Jenny Sewell (19th) V Ellie Bent

Championship Final

Alyssa V Jenny

Handicap Quaich Semi-Finals

Mary Richardson (3&2) V Diane Sheffield

Shona Hamilton (Score TBC) V Corrine Luca

Quaich Final

Mary V Shona

The Babe Zaharias will take place on Monday 19th August at Winterfield Golf Club.

Entries will open on Monday 27th May at 7pm.

Information can be found below.

Babe Zaharias

Our matches were on their way by 11.40am this morning, and keenly contested throughout. All competitors fought hard for their match and the quality of golf played today was fantastic.

The top half of the draw saw No 1 seed, Louise Martin, having a challenging match against Ann Sewell who played steady, consistent golf. Ann eventually came out tops, winning on the 18th green. Reigning champion Alyssa Henderson took on our treasurer, Una Cooper in a great tussle which ended in a 3&2 victory for Alyssa.

In the bottom half of the draw, Jenny Sewell played some great golf against Jill McNicoll and clinched the game with a birdie on the 17th. We observed a well contested match between Ellie Bent and Dawn Young where it could’ve gone either way, but Ellie closed the match out on the 19th.

Championship

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Our first game in the Handicap Quaich was between Mary Richardson and Caroline Kinnaird. Mary won the match 5&4. Game 2 saw Diane Sheffield and Angela Kerr battle it out to the 18th with Diane emerging as winner, 1up. Shona Hamilton took on Chandrika Monro, winning her match 3&2. The final pairing was Liz Mclarty and Corrine Luca, with Corrine securing the win, 2&1.

Handicap Quaich

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Many thanks again to all the team at The Glen GC for their great hospitality. The course was once again presented extremely well for the players.

Join us on Monday 6th May, from 9.06am, with players returning refreshed and raring to go!

Who will emerge as our 2024 Champions??

Another great test of golf at The Glen today, on what was a sunny but breezy afternoon. Some closely fought matches including two games going the ‘full hog’.

We’re looking forward to tomorrow’s matches, which you can view by following the link below.

Thanks to The Glen for another warm welcome and to Lynda and Lesley for ball spotting.

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Championship Round 1 Saturday 27th April

1pm Louise Martin V Kay Lannin

1.09pm Ann Sewell V Barbara Biggart

1.18pm Shirley Lawson V Una Cooper

1.27pm Alyssa Henderson V Lynn Logan

1.36pm Jill McNicoll V Marie Young

1.45pm Anne Laird V Jenny Sewell

1.54pm Janette Murdie V Dawn Young

2.03pm Ellie Bent V Carol Lees

Handicap Quaich Round 1 Sunday 28th April

11.12am Mary Richardson V Caroline Kinnaird

11.21am Diane Sheffield V Angela Kerr

11.30am Chandrika Monro V Shona Hamilton

11.39am Liz Maclarty V Corrine Luca

We were delighted to hold our Spring Meeting and Championship qualifier at The Glen Golf Club on Monday 15th April.

Congratulations to Louise Martin, winner of the Connie Lugton Prize for the best scratch score. Louise carded an impressive 80, in what can only be described as ‘dreich’ conditions! In second place was Ellie Bent with an 81 and third was Tina Bracken-Chalmers with an 82.

The best net score was Tina Bracken-Chalmers with a net 75.  In second place was Una Cooper with a net 76 and third was Mary Richardson with a net 77 (bih).

Many thanks to The Glen Golf Club for hosting the competition, to the golf staff for their help during the day, to the bar and catering team for looking after us so well and to the Glen members who helped ball spot at the 1st and 13th- your help was much appreciated! A special mention to the Greens Team who, despite the recent weather, had the course in fantastic condition. Your hard work did not go unnoticed among our members.

We look forward to playing our Championship Matchplay on Saturday 27th April, and both Championship and Handicap Quaich on Sunday 28th April and Monday 6th May. Congratulations to all those who qualified for the Matchplay competitions.

Please follow the links below for full results:

file:///Z:/Downloads/Spring%20Meeting%20-%20Gross%20Results.pdf   Gross

file:///Z:/Downloads/Spring%20Meeting%20-%20Net%20Results.pdf  Net

file:///Z:/Downloads/Twos%20-%20Spring%20Meeting.pdf    Twos

file:///Z:/Downloads/Draw%20-%20ELLCGA%20Spring%20Meeting%202024.pdf 

PLAYER INFORMATION 

  • Check in will be at the top of the stairs in the clubhouse – please arrive at least 10 minutes before your Tee Time.
  • Scoring will be on the SG App – please ensure you bring your mobile phone.
  • Catering will be available from 7am until late – those going out in the later times are advised to pre book if they intend to eat after their round.
  • There is a toilet at the 9th tee and the code is on the scorecard.
  • Dress Code is smart golf attire, golf shoes are not to be worn upstairs in the clubhouse.
  • The road leading to the Glen can get congested and the car park can get quite busy so please allow yourself plenty of time and car share where possible.
  • There is a full field so please keep up with the pace of play and take a provisional if in doubt.
  • The ELLCGA Spring meeting is the qualifier for the Championship and Handicap Quaich, qualification is top 16 scratch for the Championship and top 8 handicap for the Quaich – you will be asked on arrival to confirm if you are able to play on the following dates should you qualify.

Saturday 27th April -Championship round 1 : 8 times from 1pm 

Sunday 28th April – Championship Quarter Finals : 4 times from 9.06

Sunday 28th April – H’cap Quater Finals : 4 times from 11.12

Monday 6th May – Semi-Finals:  9.06am, 9.15am, 9.24am & 9.33am 

Monday 6th May –  Finals: 2.03pm & 2.12pm 

 

Ladies are also asked to note the following:-

Safe Access for Members and guests during External Works to the Clubhouse

Members are advised that during the months of March and April external works to fit solar panels and repair the render and soffits will be carried out.

Consequently, Members and guests are asked to take the greatest care to avoid any Works areas. Access to and from the Clubhouse, however, will be maintained at all times.

Works areas including the scaffold systems, will be located around the Clubhouse and Member and their guests are asked to follow directions for safe access.

Your co-operation during the operation to enhance the Clubhouse, would be appreciated.

Please notify any withdrawals either before or on the day to the Competition Secretary on ellcgagolfmeetings@gmail.com

We held our Centenary Lunch on Saturday 2nd of March at The Marine Hotel, North Berwick.

The Fidra Suite was alive with laughter, chatter and hugs, as we welcomed 110 ladies for an afternoon of good food, guest speakers and birthday cake, to celebrate our county marking its 100th milestone.

Special thanks to Gillian Kirkwood and Jayne Smith for their insightful, humorous talks, Alison Greer for her wonderful cakes, Jenni Ray for the floral arrangements and Ross Duncan for capturing the day so well.

As always, these events don’t run themselves and wouldn’t have been possible without the time, effort and hard work put in by our committee, to whom we’re extremely grateful.

You can view the day in pictures by following the link below.

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We look forward to seeing you all at the opening competition of our centenary year, at The Glen Golf Club, on Monday 15th April.

Please follow the link below to access this year’s Summer Hole & Hole Draw:

https://www.scottishgolf.org/matchplay-competition?competitionId=26150

The competition rules can be found here:

https://www.ellgolf.co.uk/competition-terms/terms-of-competitions/

The first round should be played by Sunday 7th April. 

All results or queries should be sent to Lynda Tulloch at : ellcgacommittee@gmail.com

Confirmed dates and times for this year’s Championship Match Play ties at The Glen GC :-

Saturday 27th April

Championship Round One from 1pm

Sunday 28th April

Championship Quarter Finals from 9.06am

Handicap Quarter Finals from 11.12am

Monday 6th May

Championship and Handicap Semi Finals from 9.06am

Championship and Handicap Finals at 2.03pm and 2.12pm

The Spring Meeting at the Glen Golf Club opens for entries on March 7th at 7pm.

For our new members – can you please ensure you have downloaded the Scottish Golf App.

Payment for competitions is through your Scottish Golf Account – competition entry is £20.00 so prior to the opening date please make sure you have enough in your account to pay – and if entering your friends the payment comes from your account.

Friends can be added to your SG App and instructions for adding friends, topping up and downloading the App can be found on the ELLCGA Website Booking Competitions – ELLGA (ellgolf.co.uk)

Any queries in relation to ELLCGA meetings are to be addressed to the following email address – ellcgagolfmeetings@gmail.com – please ensure you save this email address to your contacts as it will be the only email being monitored on the opening night of competitions to deal with any queries.

Scottish Golf have applied a playing conditions calculation (PCC) of 3 shots to yesterday’s scores. When abnormal course or weather conditions cause scores to be unusually high or low on a given day, a “Playing Conditions Calculation” will adjust Score Differentials to better reflect a player’s actual performance.
The score from Longniddry will have a lower differential than you would expect. You can see the details if you log in to your account on the Scottish Golf website.

After the beautiful weather last week,  we were reminded today that Autumn is indeed here. Around 8am this morning it was “lovely weather for ducks” but not so for our early bird golfers. The challenging conditions were summed up when one lady was asked “Did you have a good score? -“Don’t be silly it was chucking it down and blowing a hooley” came the reply. Despite the conditions 69 ladies came out and braved the elements with congratulations going to Isobel Barrie who came first with 34 points narrowly beating Gwen Johnson on count back.

Dirleton Castle were victorious in winning the  Catriona Matthew Trophy this year. Well done to the team – Isobel Barrie, Heather McCutcheon and Kayren MacDonald.
Congratulations to Ann Sewell who had a hole in one on the 16th. Ann is a member of “The Hole in One Club” and will now have an opportunity to qualify for a trip to TPC Sawgrass. Good Luck Ann!
Many thanks to Longniddry Golf Club for hosting today and to all the catering staff who looked after us so well.


1st Silver  –  Isobel Barrie
2nd Silver – Marie Young
3rd Silver – Alison Cockcroft


1st Bronze – Gwen Johnston
2nd Bronze – Dorothy Thomson
3rd Bronze – Elizabeth Eckles


Full results – Autumn Meeting Results


       

The draw for the winter foursomes is now available by using the link below. This link will update automatically when the results are updated. All results still need to be reported via email as the additional functionality of players updating results is unfortunately still a work in progress by Scottish Golf.

DRAW

https://www.scottishgolf.org/matchplay-competition?competitionId=18001

Note: The tournament dates are the first round completion date to the final completed by date. It should display as 2024 but the system is defaulting to 2023 ??

All results or queries should be sent via email only to ellcgacommittee@gmail.com with the full match result. The results will then be entered  and the draw will update automatically.

Happy Golfing!

Fiona Maciver

Gullane Ladies and Musselburgh met today in the final of the Carols’ Trophy at Royal Musselburgh.

Musselburgh Team Margaret Tiffney, Lynn Logan, Ann Rorrison, Jan Laing & Janet Anderson

Gullane Ladies Anne Smith, Anne Blundell, June Elliot, Jane Richardson & Nancy Thorne

Congratulations to  Gullane Ladies who won 3.5 to 1.5 in a very tight match.

The matches were played in dry but windy conditions and Royal Musselburgh was in excellent condition. There were many stories from the day’s games. The highlights being Lynn Logan the Musselburgh Captain coming from dormie three to draw and Anne Blundell also winning after being four down.

Many thanks to the two Carols’ who presented the trophy to the winning captain.

Carole Ross, Carol Macleod & Anne Smith

The winning team with their trophy.

Good Luck to the four pairs of ladies representing ELLCGA in the final of the Commonwealth Spoons Competition at Kings Acre Golf Club on Monday 4th September.
Chandrika Monro & Dorothy Bell-Sneddon
Mary Lou Watkins & Lorna thomson
Rae Muir & Chris McArthur
Louise Buchanan & Leighann Lindsay
The Competition for  The Spoons donated by the Australian Ladies’ Golf Union is played annually in aid of the Scottish International Match Fund.

Congratulations to Longniddry Golf Club who for the second year running are the winners of the Dewar Trophy.

All games have now been completed in the two sections of the Carols’ competition. Gullane Ladies were the winners in Section 1 and Musselburgh in Section 2. The exciting final will take place at Royal Musselburgh Golf Club on Monday 11th September at 11am.

We have enjoyed a lovely sunny and windy day at Musselburgh Golf Club for the Babe Zaharias Competition today.
132 competitors took part, including 18 ladies who came on a bus from Fife! Everyone enjoyed the course and we would like to thank the club, the catering staff and the greenkeepers for all their help in making the day a great success.
The ladies from Musselburgh Golf Club did a great job organising the raffle and raffle prizes and raising lots of money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Many thanks to Margaret Tiffney, Liz Logan, Seline Stewart and Lesley Wood for all their hard work.
Many thanks to the ELLCGA committee ladies for all their help and especially to Nancy Thorne, our secretary.
The winner of the Babe Zaharias Trophy for the best scratch score is Lesley Gibb (West Lothian). In second place was Margo Gardner (West Lothian) and third was Leanne Wilson (Kelso)

Lesley Gibb West Lothian

The winner of the Ultraplast Trophy for the best handicap score is Dee Williams (Dunbar). In second place was Lynn Logan (Musselburgh) and third was Marie Young ( North Berwick)

Dee Williams Dunbar

Full Results

Babe zaharias – Gross

Babe Zaharias – Net

Four Balls at

Craigielaw – Julie Birdsall

Dunbar – Isla McCrone

Longniddry – Elaine Dick

Muirfield – Caroline Mansley

Royal Musselburgh – Claire Hepburn

The Glen – Diane Watson

The Musselburgh Val Bird

Winterfield – Chandrika Munro

Afternoon Tea for two at the Marine Hotel -Maureen Woodward

Two tickets for the Flat Finale Raceday at Musselburgh Racecourse – Frances Hall

An overnight stay at 22 Chester Street Guest House Edinburgh – Janet Reid

A voucher for a meal at the Fairways Restaurant Winterfield – Jill McNicoll

A voucher for LAL Hairdressing Musselburgh – Fay Ronaldson

A voucher for an overnight stay at the Doghouse in either Edinburgh or Manchester, including Brunch and Dinner for two. Thanks to Brewdog – Elaine Wolstencroft

Bottles of Gin – Sandra Stanton, Nina, Kay Lannin

Bottles of Vodka -Karen Marshall, Kate Grant, Anne Marshall

The Autumn Meeting including the Catriona Matthew Team Trophy takes place at Longniddry Golf Club on Monday 18th September 2023.

This will open for entries on Monday 21st August at 7.00pm.

You must Top up your SG Account prior to entering the competition.

Entry is £15.00 and the minimum Top Up is £20.00 – you can enter up to 3 x players – so you can top up with £30 or £45 or add to any balance you currently hold if you wish to enter other ladies.

The easiest way to add ladies to the tee time is to add them to your friends on the SG App – instructions can be found on the Scottish Golf Website – https://www.scottishgolf.org/how-to-guides

If you have not topped up your account previously – please try to top up before the entry opens – top up is only available through the Golfer Login on the Scottish Golf Website not the App. If you encounter issues trying to Top Up please contact Scottish Golf on the following email – appsupport@scottishgolf.org – You will find Top Up Instructions  along with instructions on  how to enter a Competition below.

The Babe Zaharias competition will be in progress when the Autumn Meeting opens, therefore emails will not be responded to until Tuesday 22nd August.

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Entry to ELLCGA Competitions VIA SG App

The Babe Zaharias competition will take place on Monday 21st August at Musselburgh Golf Club. Below are links to The Draw, information about prizes, Raffle prizes, Player information and the club house menu which will be available on the day –

Babe Zaharias – Draw

Babe Zaharias poster 2023

Raffle Prizes

BZ – Players Inormation 2023

Babe Zaharius Menu

Congratulations to Evie McCallum on winning the Scottish Girls Amateur 2023 Champion. The Championship consisted of 36 holes stroke play qualifying , with the leading 16  competitors returning the lowest gross scores, progressing to the Championship match play stages where Evie took the title. Well done Evie!

Ellie Bent was one of 16 competitors who progressed to the net match play stages and won the net match play final. Congratulations and well done Ellie!

A great achievement by both girls.

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Many thanks to Gullane GC for allowing giving us courtesy of the course for the East Division County Championship. Gullane Number 2 was in immaculate condition for the event and all teams involved commented on this. The catering was much appreciated by everyone, thanks to the staff involved in keeping us all fed. Thanks to all of you who volunteered to caddy again much appreciated by all players.

On Wednesday Midlothian completed a hat trick of victories against East Lothian to win the overall Championship.  Stirling pipped Fife into second place in a very close match on Wednesday winning 5 games to 4. We were unsure whether the appearance of the Red Arrows flying along the Forth were for King Charles or for the victorious Midlothian team.Thank you to Sarah McCall, Gullane Ladies Captain, for presenting the trophy to Midlothian Captain Isla McCrone.

Congratulations to Midlothian the 2023 East of Scotland Inter County Champions. Well deserved unbeaten winners of the three day competition held over Gullane number 2.

Report to follow

East Division Inter- County Matches

Played at Gullane Golf Club on Wednesday 5th July

Singles

(       Fife                                )    v            (    Stirling & Clack  )                                          

  points points
Match 1Eilidh Henderson 3 & 1Jennie Allan 
Match 2Hannah Braidwood Laura Bisset 3 & 2
Match 3Evanna Hynd 2 upLinda Allan 
Match 4Lucy Renton Erin Huskie  2 & 1
Match 5Katie Malcolm  Margo Gardner 3 & 2
Match 6Brogan Clark  2 & 1Alison Jones 
Result   3  3

 Match result Stirling and Clackmannan won 5 points to 4

(      Midlothian             )          v             (   East Lothian    )                                               

  points points
Match1Kate McIntosh 5 &4Ellie Bent 
Match 2Karen Marshall  6 & 5Louise Martin  
Match 3Rachael Livingston  4 & 3Annie Laird  
Match 4Molly Nicholson  Jill McNicoll 1 up
Match 5Megan Fallon 4 & 2 Kirsten Ireland  
Match 6Freya Constable  6 & 5Ann Sewell  
Result  

 

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 Match result Midlothian won by 8 points to 1

East Division Inter- County Matches

 

Played at Gullane Golf Club on Wednesday 5th  July

Foursomes

(           Fife                                         )           v           (      Stirling & Clack   )                                             

 Team ScoreTeam Score
Match 1Ellidh Henderson

Hannah Braidwood

 4 & 2Lara Douglas

Erin Huskie

 
Match 2Evanna Hynd

Brogan Clark

 Jennie Allan

Linda Allan

 2 & 1
Match 3Karin Sharp

Katie Malcolm

 Alison Jones

Laura Bisset

 5 & 4
Results  

 

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(           Midlothian                              )      v            (    East Lothian )                                                                                           

 Team ScoreTeam Score
Match 1Karen Marshall

Karen Ferguson -Sneddon

 4 & 3Ellie Bent

Kirsten Ireland

 
Match 2Freya Constable

Molly Constable

 3 & 2Jill McNicoll

Louise Martin

 
Match 3Rachael Livingston

Megan Fallon

 4 & 2Anne Laird

Mary Lou Watkins

 
Results  

 

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