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Unfortunately due to the latest COVID guidance issued by the Scottish Government the bowling scheduled to take place on 23rd January 2022 is postponed.   It is hoped to arrange a new date for this popular event later in the year. We will advise all members when this happens.

Congratulations to all who have made it to the quarter finals, there have been lots of close games and weather has so far been kind.
The quarter finals need to be played by or on the 28th January 2022.
When sending in your results can you please send to my email as normal kathleeen.lannin @icloud.com
and can you also email results to ellcgacommittee@gmail.com.

Winter-Foursomes 2021 to 2022

In 2022 our popular bowling event will be held on Sunday 23rd January 10am – 12noon.

EAST LOTHIAN INDOOR BOWLING CLUB       Meadowmill, Tranent, East Lothian EH33 1LZ

We have two hours of play and tea, coffee and snacks will be on offer at the Club.

You are invited to enter on your own or in a team of up to four and once all the entries are in we will organise a tournament. Please wear clean indoor trainer type shoes.

Email entries to ; ellcga2@gmail.com by January 10th 2022

Congratulations to all who have won their games in round 2, weather has been fairly kind and sounds like everyone has had enjoyable games. I have updated the draw, round 3 needs to be played by or on the 31st December fingers crossed we don’t have any of the ❄️❄️ wintry stuff.

Winter Foursomes Round 3

As the 2021 season draws to a close, thoughts can turn to next year. There is no better way to begin the 2022 Golf Season than with the Pre-Season Lunch which will be held on Saturday 5th March. Once again, we will be heading to The Glen Golf Club where I am sure we will be well looked after in their beautiful clubhouse with amazing views.

Full details are attached. Please email me with your menu choices and seating requests. Payment can be made by bank transfer or by cheque.

We look forward to welcoming you and your friends to The Glen Golf Club on Saturday 5th March 2022.

Frances Hall
Vice Captain ELLCGA

ELLCGA lunch 2022 menu and booking details

This year our AGM was held at the Glen Golf Club on Thursday 11th November. Prior to the meeting, Gail had organised for an afternoon tea which proved very popular and allowed for some welcome catching up.  There was lively chatter and stunning sunshine views from the clubhouse not to mention the delicious scones and cakes. Michelle Campbell from Macmillan Cancer Support joined us and Gail and Frances presented to her, a cheque for £5000, the money raised at this year’s Babe Zaharias event.

It was great to see some of our juniors attend for the prize giving. Shona reported on how well they have done over the season and how they have grown from strength to strength. Their participation in the East Lothian Junior Golf League and the Cuthbertson Cup are very much appreciated.

In thanks and appreciation for all their hard work over the years , Gail presented flowers to Jane Nelson and Kay Lannin both of whom are stepping down from their roles on the committee. Jane has been Secretary for four years and in the words of Gail “has been the most efficient, supportive and knowledgeable Secretary she could have asked for”. Jane has agreed to remain as a Committee Member for one year  to assist the new Secretary.

Kay has now completed her 3 years as a Committee Member and I am pleased to report will remain as the player representative on the Babe Zaharias Committee.

Nancy Thorne is now Secretary.  In her role as Treasurer Nancy has been working with Jane on the installation of the new Scottish Golf Software and has agreed to move over to Secretary as this will keep the continuity in the role and make the final transition much easier when the switch to the new software is made. 

We are pleased to welcome Una Cooper as the new Treasurer and Fiona McIver as a new Committee Member.

Elaine Dick is joining us as Vice President for one year and will take over from Carole Ross as President next year. We are delighted to have Elaine rejoin the Committee.

The meeting was well attended and once Nancy, Jane and Gail had given their reports the main prize giving followed – https://www.ellgolf.co.uk/2021/11/15/2021-prizegiving-photos/

The full lists of prize winners can be found at the following links

ELLCGA Trophy Winners 2021 – Winners list 2021-Trophies

ELLCGA Prize Winners 2021 – Winners list 2021-Prize winners

Junior Trophy and Prize Winners – Winners list 2021-JUNIORS

ELLCGA junior girls were once again invited to participate in the Kingsbarns Girls Classic which took place on Sunday 7th November. Evie McCallum and Louise Martin were selected to represent East Lothian and were delighted to have +2 handicapper Lucy Simpson from the R+A join them in the Texas Scramble format.

The team played well with some birdies and even an eagle to finish 7 under (net 61.4) which put them in 6th place out of 15 teams. It was a very tightly fought contest with only .3 of a difference between 1st and 3rd place. Well done Evie, Louise and Lucy.

A beautiful day – it was a little windy but the sun did shine for the girls who had a fantastic and memorable experience playing a great golf course.

Round one completed, weather has been fairly kind for the matches that were played.
Hopefully the weather will stay good for the next round which needs to be played by or on the 26th November.

Winter-Foursomes 2021 to 2022

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