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Gray Cup – Entries

Gray Cup

Could Club representatives send entries (to be in by Monday 25th September, 2017) for the Gray Cup and AGM at Stranraer on Saturday 30th September.

Please email entries to Pat – brian.magill@mypostoffice.co.uk

 

Look who we bumped into!!

Look who we bumped into!

Look who we bumped into!

We enjoyed meeting the lovely Gerard Butler today at Portpatrick GC.  Gerard  was extremely charming (although a little nervous about hit first tee shot) and delighted us by posing for a photo on the first tee.  PS. We love him……….Even with a wooly beard!

gerard-butler-1

Scottish born Gerard has been filming in the area recently, including Port Logan and the Mull of Galloway. About the film  –  Keepers

It is one of Scotland’s enduring mysteries, a haunting incident at a remote lighthouse twenty miles west of Lewis that has inspired poets, composers and even rock bands.

Now the mystery of the disappearance of three lighthouse keepers from the Flannan Isles Lighthouse, on Eilean Mor, is to reach the big screen, with a star cast featuring Hollywood actors Gerard Butler and Peter Mullan, and up and coming young talent Joe Alwyn.

The movie casts a dramaitc new spin on the 1900 mystery, when keepers Thomas Marshall, James Ducat and Donald MacArthur vanished from the lighthouse in parlous weather.

The Babe Zaharias Trophy

Dear Lady County Members

I am writing to you as Captain of East Lothian Ladies County Golf Association. Many of you will have heard of Babe Zaharias. As well as being a very talented athlete winning medals at the Olympics for USA, she was also a very talented golfer who came and played here in Scotland, both in the Amateur and Professional game. Sadly she died prematurely from bowel cancer but her husband donated a magnificent trophy to be played by lady golfers in Scotland, with the proceeds from the tournament to go to a cancer related charity.

This prestigious event was played initially at Torphin Hill and Lothianburn and then at many other Scottish Clubs. In later years it went to Whitekirk and became a team event. The Captain of Whitekirk approached Gullane Ladies Captain Nicky Black to see if Gullane would take over running the tournament as Whitekirk were unable to continue running the competition. Nicky Black approached ELLCGA to see if we would take on the tournament in conjunction with Gullane Ladies after she had secured dates at Gullane No 1 for 2016 and 2017. ELLCGA agreed to run the competition with East Lothian Clubs on a 2 year rotation and revert it back to its original stroke play competition format. Had we not done this it would have been returned to the Babe Zaharias mementoes in America. We also have the original handicap trophy, which was donated by Ultraplast.

This year the Babe Zaharias will be played at Gullane on 22/8/2016 and all proceeds will go to Macmillan. There will be handicap and scratch prizes as per the enclosed poster and we are hoping lady golfers will take advantage of playing Gullane No 1 and support the competition. We are very grateful to Gullane Golf Club for giving us courtesy of the course so the £20 entry fee will all go to MacMillan in her memory. I enclose entry forms and a poster. I hope lady members from all over Scotland will travel to Gullane and we look forward to welcoming you.

Kind Regards,    Barbara Biggart Captain ELLCGA

Poster           Entry Form

Commonwealth Spoons Qualifier 5th June, 2016

We had a fantastic day at Dalbeattie GC in this afternoon and a huge thank you to the club for the courtesy of the course, which was in perfect condition.

Commonwealth Spoons Winners 2016

Commonwealth Spoons Winners 2016

The winners with an excellent score  of 67 (11) were Sheila McMurtrie & Jane Johnstone.  Please find full results posted on the Competitions – Results page.

Team-Am 2016

Successful Team-Am Day at Southerness GC Sunday 17th April, 2016

Team-Am Prize Winners 2016

Team-Am Prize Winners 2016

Thank you to Southerness GC for hosting our 2016 opening Team-Am event, which saw 12 teams participating in cold, testing conditions.

Many congratulations to Gwen, Cilla, Sally and Maggie winning with the runaway score of 79 points!  No surprise that Gwen was our Team Leader Strokeplay winner with an excellent 74 (6) and the runner up was Penny Thorp with 78 (11).  Nearest the Pin for the Am @ 4th was Angie Collins and longest drive for the Team Leader @ 18th was Katie Wright.  There was one Magic 2!! Jane Johnstone @ 10th.

Please also see more photos and full results on Results Page

Team-Am 2015

Winners 2015

Winners 2015

10 teams of 4 enjoyed our new team event, held at Wigtownshire County, just catching the end of a fantastic run of good weather. Congratulations to Jackie, Beryl, Trish & Elaine on winning in a very close competition with an amazing 4 teams scoring 41 points!! A great end to a super season.

Go to Results Page for full details.

Gray Cup – Winners

Gray Cup  + AGM – 13th September, 2015

24 ladies took part at Wigtownshire County in the Gray Cup Greensomes competition in excellent conditions and congratulations to the winners with a wonderful score of 69 (16)  Pat Magill & Joyce Maitland.  Runners up were Katie Wright & Maria Cowan with 70 (4).  There was one magic 2 Lynn Allan & Val Marshall @ 5th hole.

Gray Cup Winners - Pat & Joyce

Gray Cup Winners – Pat & Joyce

The AGM followed the prizegiving.

Gray Cup + AGM 2015

New Clothing Range

I am pleased to announce that the new Galloway Ladies Clothing range has arrived!

There is a Jacket, Gillet, Polo Shirt and Visor to choose from.  A selection of sizes from S to XXL will be available to view, try on and purchase at both the Jambouree at Stranraer GC from Saturday 27th to Monday 29th June and the Championship at Newton Stewart on Sunday 12th July and orders can also be placed with myself or Sally.

Team training - not Chris

Prices:   Polo Shirt  £24   Gillet  £39   Jacket  £44   Visor  £12   A long sleeved mid layer shirt to follow soon – essential for our summer weather! July and orders can also be placed with myself or Sally.

Happy shopping……… Linda.