ELLCGA Latest News

A great day at Minto Golf Club today where ELLCGA beat The Borders 3 1/2 – 1/2.  Thanks to Kay, Dulcie, Gail, Dianne, Sue, Karen, Ann, Alyssa,, Sharon and Mhairi.  The course had beautiful views, lots of grass and made it a challenge for all the team. Thank you to the Borders for hosting.

Jenni Ray

National Club Golfer Top 100 Tour events are running throughout England and Scotland in 2019, these are open to both male and female golfers. The organiser is planning to offer the events, usually £60, at £40 per person to ELLCGA members if booked over the phone and using the code “Scotland”.

There are 12 qualifying events, 6 in England, 6 in Scotland with fantastic prizes from Taylormade to be won at each event.

The top 3 players from each event will qualify for the Grand Final at Fulford Golf Club where the winner will receive a golf break for two to the 2020 Masters.

For more information on the events please visit the website and look at the poster.


Top100-Poster-2019 (1)

Ladies the draw for the Hole & Hole 2019 has been made. Can you all please keep to the dates and send your results as soon as possible to kathleeen.lannin@icloud.com so that the sheet can be updated. First round to be played by April 29th. Good luck to all taking part and enjoy the golf.

The draw can be found at this link: Summer Hole & Hole 2019 

Kay Lannin

The final of the winter foursomes took place yesterday morning at Gullane number 1. In very windy conditions Liz Millar and Louise Casey won by 4 & 2 on the 16th hole playing against Jan Laing and Wendy Thummamond. Congratulations to Liz and Louise and commiserations to Jan and Wendy.

The finalists before setting off at 9.04 and the eventual winners.

Full results can be found by following the link: Winter-Foursomes update 2018-19

What a delightful way to spend Saturday afternoon. Good food and great company at Haddington golf course. We also had great table decorations and a quiz which involved identifying holes from our East Lothian golf courses, courtesy of our chief organiser Gail McKill. Thanks to all involved in the organisation of today and to the Haddington staff for their hospitality.
Thanks to Mary Lou Watkins for the photos.

The final of the Winter Foursomes will be between Wendy Thummanond and Jan Laing and Liz Miller and Louise Casey. Well done ladies let’s hope that the conditions remain as favourable in March as they have been in February. The final is to be played by the 31st of March.

Updated draw sheet can be found here: Winter-Foursomes update 2018-19

We are looking forward to seeing everyone at Haddington on Saturday 2nd March at 12.30. Lunch will be seated at 1pm.

Our East Lothian Ladies Squad team played the annual match against the Gullane Men for the Percy Vere Trophy on Sunday. The matches were all very close and it is with great pleasure that I can say that we won the trophy this year 3 1/2 – 2 1/2. Congratulations to Kay Lannin, Jill McNicoll, Susan Penman, Ann Sewell, Barbara Biggart, Elinor Blair, Grace Crawford, Gail McKill, Mary Lou Watkins, Pam Hall, Hazel Saunders and Karen Fullerton for representing the County. Many thanks to Gullane Golf for inviting us again and hosting us to the golf and a magnificent high tea.

Jenni Ray

Many of the East Lothian Clubs host open competitions throughout the year and it was thought that these should be publicised on the ELLCGA website.

I have collated information from several websites and this can be found at https://www.ellgolf.co.uk/county-events/open-competitions/

Opens are a great way of playing a variety of clubs in the area, they can be booked online, though the club website or by a printed entry form depending on the club.

There are several sites that can be accessed to help you enter:

Scottish Golf https://www.scottishgolf.org/players/club-members/open-competitions/

Golf Empire https://www.golfempire.co.uk/

Happy Golf https://happygolf.co.uk/

Printed forms can usually also be found at the individual clubs website.

If you would like any other information posted or if I have made any errors please let me know by email to: lesleywood@blueyonder.co.uk

Junior Convenor, Frances Hall sent this photo of the East Lothian Junior League team at Pinehurst.

There are more photos and stories on the ELJL website, it makes for a really interesting read.


The Winter Foursomes quarter finals are now complete and the semi final line up has been decided.

Frances Hall and Lindsey Garden are due to play Wendy Thummanond and Jan Laing.

Liz Miller and Louise Casey are taking on Diane Huish and Gwen Stewart.

The semi finals are due to be played by the 3rd of March.

Good luck ladies.

The full results can be found here:

Winter-Foursomes update 2018-19

The squad started training sessions in December with Martin Hush at his Trackman Studio in Fenton Barnes. We will have another session on the short game shortly.

We have had a match against Lanarkshire and only just lost 3-2. We have a match against the Borders in March.

There are more matches planned against the Gullane and the North Berwick men.

We have some 4sms practice sessions on Kilspindie and Gullane 3. Kilspindie was unfortunately cancelled due to the weather. Thanks to both clubs for allowing us to use the courses.

The emphasis this year is focussing on personal performance and team building. This is all working towards selection for an 8 woman team to represent East Lothian at the Inter County Matches. These will be played at Ladybank GC, Monday 1st to Wednesday 3rd July 2019. Your support will be most appreciated.

Some of our players are in the USA on scholarships and therefore not around for most of our training sessions. The selection for the Jamboree Team will be made after the finals of the Spring Meeting in April and the play offs on the 5th and 6th May.

Jenni Ray

In case you missed it on Facebook and Twitter. Catriona Matthew and the Solheim Cup paid a surprise visit to one of our local golfers.

The semi final line up is nearly complete. The quarter finals seem to have been tightly contested so far, with one tie going to the eighteenth hole and another needing an extra hole to get a result.

The updated draw can be found by following this link:

Winter-Foursomes update 2018-19

A gentle reminder that your subscription is due by the 31st of January.

The subscription remains unchanged at £25 for full membership; £10 for juniors and £10 for non-playing members.

Bank details are given in the email you received but if you wish to pay by cheque the renewal form can be found by following this link:

Membership Renewal

The line up for the quarter finals is as follows:

Karin Probin and Linda Smith vs Frances Hall and Lindsey Garden

Wendy Thummanond and Jan Laing vs Jill McNicoll and Alyssa Balding

Gail McKill and Mary Lou Watkins vs Liz Millar and Louise Casey

Diane Huish and Gwen Stewart vs Jenni Ray and Jane McMinn

Congratulations to all of you who took part in round 3 for getting ties complete with a week to spare. This looks like a very strong line up.

The quarter finals are due to be played before the 3rd of February.

Full results can be found by following this link:

Winter-Foursomes update 2018-19

Have a Happy Christmas and a Good New Year.

Jill McNicoll has set up a Twitter account for ELLCGA. Just open up Twitter and search for East Lothian ladies County Golf Asssociation, follow us and you will get all the latest news.

A very good year for our junior golfers among their many successes Grace Crawford won the East of Scotland Girls Order of Merit and Ala Gorka won the Stephen Gallacher Order of Merit with Grace as runner up.

The full report can be found at this link:- Juniors report

The full list of junior prizewinners can be found here:- Junior Prizegiving

The winners of the Babe Zaharias competition were presented with their trophies today at Gullane. The trophies were presented by the Gullane Ladies Captain Barbara Gibb.

Leanne Wilson was presented with the Rosebowl for the scratch prize with a gross score of 72.

Liz Hilton received the Ultraplast Cup for the handicap prize with a net score of 66.

The big winners on the day were the Macmillan Cancer Support charity, their representative Pauline Macmillan was presented with a cheque for £4470. This brings the total raised for the charity over the past three years to £11,500.

Many thanks to all those who have supported this competition, to Luffness GC for hosting it and to our sponsors Lindsays.

Round one has now been completed and some of the round two ties have already been played.

Results can be found by following this link.

Winter-Foursomes update 2018-19

The ties have to be played by the 25th of November.

The Sime Salver was donated by Anne Sime a past County Captain but it is not a County event but one run by the clubs in East Lothian.  We do have a lot of members who take part in the event however and I am sure that despite the bunkers they all had a great day at Gullane yesterday and very glad that we did not get the weather we had today!

Once again it was a “B” team win. Congratulations to Dirleton Castle.

Gross                                    Net

1st       Dirleton  Castle B                          187                                         150

2nd       Kilspindie A                                   186                                         158.5

3rd       Gullane B                                        189                                         163

4th      North Berwick  A                          193                                         164.5

Click for the full results

Sime Salver RESULT SHEETS 2018

The AGM and Prize Giving will be held at Gullane GC on Thursday 1st November at 7.15pm for 7.30pm.

The agenda, Minutes of the 2017 AGM, Accounts  and notes have been emailed to all members.

Subscription notices are about to be emailed separately to all members.

If you have  not received an email please let us know and we will recheck your email address on our records. Please email us at ellcga2@gmail.com.

The following AGM papers can also be seen by clicking on the following links.

2017 AGM Minutes

2018 AGM Agenda

Gullane were the winners in a closely fought match against Musselburgh. Thank you to Haddington for kindly hosting the event and providing a fine tea for the players and their supporters.

The final of the Carols’ Trophy will take place on neutral territory at Haddington GC on Monday 8th October 2018 The first tee off time is 11am and the “Two Carols”, Carole Ross and Carol Macleod intend to come along and present the trophy in the clubhouse afterwards. It might not be the Ryder Cup but it will be an exciting match for those taking part so why not come along and support them.

The Final will be Gullane Ladies v Musselburgh, the winners of the two divisions. Good luck to all the players and fingers crossed for good weather.

The Winter Foursomes draw is now complete with an entry of 51 couples this year so most of you will have first round ties to play on or before the 28th October so click on the draw below to check out if you are the challenger of one of the lucky ones with a bye.

Let’s hope that the weather is kind to us and that we have plenty of crisp, clear and sunny Autumn and Winter golf days and that we do not get blown away or see our courses disappear under several feet of snow this year.

Lesley Wood will be collecting the results so check the draw sheet for her contact details.

Winter-Foursomes 2018-19

The Junior Autumn Meeting was held on the 9th of September at Gullane, in conjunction with ELJGL Match Day.

Well done to everyone who played, it was very windy but hopefully all the players enjoyed their golf and had good fun on the golf course.  Thank you to Dave Warren for organising and including us in the ELJGL Match Day.

First place went to Molly Paton with a fantastic score of 42 points.  Molly also won the prize for the best overall score of the day in the Match Day. Second place went to  Abby Nisbet with 39 points.

The full set of scores are shown below:

Cassie Davidson-McQueen 34 points
Ala Gorka 34 points
Cera Gemmell 36 points
Grace Crawford 37 points
Abby Nisbet 39 points
Molly Paton 42 points

Well done to everyone who played.

Frances Hall

ELLCGA Junior Convenor

The winners of the two sections of the Carols’ Trophy have now been decided. After some very tight matches, Gullane won by 2 points over Kilspindie and Musselburgh tied with Gifford on points, but won on games won by 12 games to 10.

The two winners will now play each other to determine this year’s winners of the Carols’ Trophy.  Well done to both team on winning their sections and commiserations to those pipped at the post.

We now have the finalists for this year’s Hole & Hole competition, Nancy Thorne and Anne McAllister.

We hope you have a good match and look forward to hearing the result.

The full results can be found by following the following links.

Results (gross)

results (net)

You can see from the photographs that Luffness looked stunning and that the rough had benefitted from some rain. It was unusual to play one of the links courses with so little wind but the greens were well protected by bunkers that made it a difficult day for some. A large number of volunteers helped with the running of this event and thanks are due to them. On a lighter note you may have noticed the “Tilted Toilet ” on the course a rival to The Leaning Tower of Pisa.