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.
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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 email@example.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 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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
After a few windy and/or wet days the sun came out (eventually) and 140 ladies had an enjoyable day in the clubhouse and on the course at Luffness. There were some great scores and some not so good. The course was in great condition but the rough and bunkers could be punishing.
Full results and some photos will follow.
Meantime congratulations to all the prize winners:-
1st scratch – winner of the Babe Zaharias Trophy – Leanne Wilson (Kelso) 72
2nd scratch – Kay Lannin (Craigielaw) 76
3rd scratch – Dianne Watson (Leven) 77
1st handicap – winner of the Ultraplast Trophy – Liz Hilton (Gosforth Park) 66 ( bih)
2nd handicap – Evelyn Hamilton (Ladybank) 66
3rd handicap – Katy Gillies (Melville) 70
Nearest the pin at 3rd (silver) – Morag Nicolson
Nearest the pin at the 6th (bronze) – Sherri Underwood
Well over £4000 has been raised for Macmillan Cancer Care. The final figure will be confirmed shortly.
Many thanks to all who supported the event especially Luffness New Golf Club for allowing us the use of the course and kept us all fed and watered and Lindsays solicitors who covered the prizes and some expenses.