Ladies Open - Col Weir - Thursday 8th August 2019

Well I don’t know how we managed to get such fantastic weather for the Colonel Weir amongst all this torrential rain. But I was one relieved Lady Captain I can tell you!

it was a great day and, though a reduced field, competition was strong. Congratulations to our winners Dianne Brown from Gullane, with a fabulous nett 70, who won the Colonel Weir Trophy and Margot Gardner from Linlithgow who won the Coupar Cup with the best scratch score of 77.

Well done too to Lesley McClelland, one of our newer members who go the 3rd handicap prize and Brenda Goldstein who took Best Glen Lady.

As well as the golf we had a super raffle with some great prizes. Ann Nimmo won the top prize which is 2 season tickets for the Solheim Cup, kindly donated by Janice McLeod. My thanks to everyone that donated prizes which helped us raise £170 for my charity this year Stepping Out.

Finally thanks to the volunteers and all staff who helped us deliver a great event for Ladies golf in East Lothian.

Summer Meeeting - 20th July 2019

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Thanks to all who supported the nominated competition for Action for Children ( nominated charity for Solheim Cup)

Congratulations to Ann Wild with a net 70.

As a finalist Ann has been invited to join the other finalists at Cawder  Golf Club on the 6th September.

A total of £55 was raised.

Many thanks

Janice

Solheim Cup Ambassador 

New Ladies Club Champion

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Congratulations to our new Ladies Club Champion, Diana King, who beat Anne Lafferty in the final on Sunday. Diana played very well, hardly outing a foot wrong and getting into a 6-hole lead.  Anne fought back bravely but eventually lost on the 17th.

 Congratulations also go to our new Bronze Champion, Isabel Nisbet, who beat last year’s champion Ali Carslaw in a closely fought match going all the way to the 18th. 

 Thanks go to our officials on the day Gill Whittaker and June Elliot and everyone that supported the ladies during finals week.

 

Glen Ladies at SGU Medal Grand Final, St Andrews

On Sunday 16th Nancy Thorne and Ann Nimmo played in the Grand Final of the SGU medal finals being played up at St Andrews having qualified through the regional finals.  Nancy came 7th, with a net 72.  Ann Nimmo was not quite at her best but still a great achievement to get to this stage of the competition.  Well done to both of you and congratulations Nancy for a top ten finish.

 

Ladies Invitational Greensomes - 09th June 2019

Thanks to all the members and guests who made today's invitational such good fun.

Thanks also to the sponsors with excellent prizes ,John who ensured that the event ran smoothly  (Starter) and Clint for the delicious food.

We were also honoured to have Liz McColl who presented the McColl Rose bowl to the winners

Lesley Skinner and Wendy Smith (33 Stableford points with a better inward nine) Unfortunately Wendy had to leave early

2nd Isabel Nisbet and Rineki Sangster (33 Stableford points)

Sponsored Prizes 

3rd Nearest the Pin in 2         Sponsor Sam Frost   Lesley Skinner and Wendy Smith

4th Nearest the Pin                Sponsor Janice MacLeod Isabel Nisbet and Rineki Sangster

12th Longest Drive (Bronze) Sponsor Janice MacLeod  Rineki Sangster and Isabel Nisbet

13th Nearest the Pin             Sponsor Bobbie Paul  Lesley Skinner

15th Longest Drive (Silver)    Sponsor Janice MacLeod  Gill Whittaker     

 Congratulations to all our prize winners.

 

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Get into golf get together

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Our Get into Golf Ladies joined Glen Ladies for a social evening on Thursday 23rd May. Ladies enjoyed a tricky quiz, a putting competition and a good old chat before getting some information about next steps in their golfing journey.

It was a cool evening but the Ladies were undeterred and proved their skills on the putting green with Penny taking the prize of a bottle of fizz. The quiz went to a tense tie breaker but was eventually won by Fiona, Liz and Sheila.

It was a cool evening but the Ladies were undeterred and proved their skills on the putting green with Penny taking the prize of a bottle of fizz. The quiz went to a tense tie breaker but was eventually won by Fiona, Liz and Sheila.

Get into Golf 4  Another 9 Ladies started Get into Golf at the Glen on Saturday 18th May. This is the fourth cohort of what is proving to be a highly successful programme. Ladies complete 6 group lessons with Fraser, supported by Glen Ladies, before stepping onto the course.  Some of the first Get into Golfers are now full members at the Glen. We are delighted to welcome all these new Ladies to our section.

Get into Golf 4

Another 9 Ladies started Get into Golf at the Glen on Saturday 18th May. This is the fourth cohort of what is proving to be a highly successful programme. Ladies complete 6 group lessons with Fraser, supported by Glen Ladies, before stepping onto the course.

Some of the first Get into Golfers are now full members at the Glen. We are delighted to welcome all these new Ladies to our section.

Glen Hosts Fashion Soiree

Glen Ladies and friends enjoyed a glass of fizz and canapes whilst our ‘supermodels’ strutted their stuff in this season’s new range of golf clothing from Glenmuir.

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Ladies were then able to shop ‘til they dropped and get some new gear for the forthcoming season.

The raffle raised £130 for this years nominated Ladies Captains charity Stepping Out and we were all able to benefit from Lynda’s luck in winning Janice’s lovely chocolate cake as she kindly shared it  with everyone.

Thanks to everyone who came along and generously donated and special thanks to our lovely models Jacki, Wendy, Carol and Pauline.

Texas Scramble and a Hole in One!!!!!!

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Eighteen Ladies turned out for the Texas Scramble on Sunday, 10th February. It was a beautiful day and all the Ladies enjoyed the course and the competition. Our runners up were Margaret Wellward, Marion Currie and Ann Wild. The winners with a nett 64.2 were Barbara Baikie, Karin Milivoyevich and Ali Carslaw, who won umbrellas! However, the highlight of the day was a hole in one on the 4th for Karin. Witnessed by Christian Blake on the 5th tee, Karin couldn’t understand why the 3 in front were jumping up and down, until the penny finally dropped! Congratulations to Karin, on her hole in one, her third!!!!

Glen Ladies raise £300 for the North Berwick Youth Project6

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At the Ladies Section AGM on 7th February the Lady Captain presented a cheque for £300 to Lesley Kaye from the North Berwick Youth Project, which was the Ladies nominated charity for 2018. Lesley was delighted to accept the donation which will be used to support a variety of activities for young people in North Berwick. The money was raised thanks to the generosity of Glen Ladies and our friends from other Clubs through raffles and social events.

Ladies' Festive Fun


 On Sunday we enjoyed our last competition of the year.  Nine teams set out to Cha Cha Cha around 11 holes in sunny, calm conditions, novelty hats and Christmas jumpers.  We then adjourned for a well-earned meal and a good ole natter. It was good to see so many there including some of our Ladies we hadn't seen for a little while! 

The winners were Nancy, Sam and Joyce, runners up Margaret Ross, Ali and Fiona (one of our new members), third place went to Louise, Carol and Anne Wood. 

June took prize for Best Christmas Jumper chosen by Clint. 

We presented mementoes to our medal winners and a few other prizes to close the year: 

Winner of the Birdie Tree - Marion Currie

Winner of Net Eclectic - Ali Carslaw

Joint winners of Gross Eclectic - Marion and Nancy 

Best performance over the SGU medals and representing the Glen in next years SGU Regional Medal Finals were:

Nancy Thorne - Silver

Ann Nimmo - Bronze 

Finally, winner of the Order Of Merit was Sam. 

Congratulations to all our winners today and throughout the year.  It's been a great season, roll on 2019 so we can do it all again!

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2nd place

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3rd place

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Order of Merit

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County Success for Glen Ladies

On Thursday 1st November I had the pleasure of seeing four of our Glen Ladies pick up prizes at the East Lothian Ladies County Golf Association prize giving.  June Elliott, Anne Wood, Brenda Goldstein, Nancy Thorne and Wendy Gootjes (sadly not there) picked up no less than nine prizes between them this year. 

 

I reported on June and Anne's success earlier in the year as they picked up the bronze scratch and handicap prizes at the Spring Meeting before June went on to win the Bronze Quaich.  Anne won the aggregate bronze prize for consistent performance across all the meetings.  Brenda won the bronze prize in the Autumn Meeting. Wendy was placed in the Summer and Autumn Meetings and Nancy was runner up in the Summer Hole in Hole Knockout competition.

 

Fantastic performance Ladies! 

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A busy week for Glen Ladies..........

Murrayfield Friendly

Our Ladies hosted Murrayfield ladies for a friendly match on Monday, 3rd.  It was a horrid morning but after a democratic vote it was decided the match would go ahead.  They bravely played 12 holes before deciding enough was enough and retiring to the Clubhouse for some well-earned refreshments.  Hopefully, the Murrayfield ladies will come back on a nicer day to day to enjoy our beautiful course and views.

Nine & Dine

It’s been a busy week for the Glen Ladies!  On Wednesday 5th we had our second Nine and Dine – a fun competition followed by a meal in the Clubhouse.  Ladies played a Tex-Mex Scramble in warm, calm conditions.  The meal afterwards was a lively affair concluded by singalong to the Nine and Dine singing golf bag trophy!  Winner were Janice, Isabel and Geri – look after that trophy girls!

Annual Outing to Eyemouth

On Saturday 8th 20 Ladies went to Eyemouth Golf Club to play in their open Texas Scramble.  The course came under scrutiny as we enjoyed coffee and bacon rolls.  When we saw dots on the horizon that we realised were other golfers we recognised the challenge ahead of us. 

It’s fair to say we all had a good walk!  The course was long and the greens challenging but the weather was kind and well supplied with biscuits and jelly babies we all made it around. The day concluded with a lovely meal and presentation of prizes.

Whilst we weren’t in the running for the open competition prizes the Violet Bowl for the Glen Challenge was won by Anne (Wood), Marlene, Karin and Nance.  Runners up and winners of the super hard quiz were Margaret (Wellwood), Margaret (Ross), Barbara and Ann (Nimmo).

 

Winners of summer knock out competitions

In case you missed the e-mail updates the Summer Fours and Dickson Trophy competitions have concluded.

The Summer Foursomes were won by Ali Carslaw and Brenda Goldstein. Worthy runners up were Nancy Thorne and June Elliott.

The Dickson final was played on 5th between Anne Wood and Nancy Thorne.  After a close match Nancy won on the 17th.

Congratulations to our winners, commiserations to our runners up and well done to everyone who took part.

 

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Inaugural Ladies Nine & Dine

The Ladies section held their first Nine & Dine on Thursday 28th June.  18 ladies played a Mexican Scramble over the 9-hole course on what was a beautiful summer evening.  After the golf the ladies gathered for a meal served overlooking the beach and taking advantage of a fabulous sunset.  It was great to see some of our new members alongside the more familiar faces.  

The winners, with a score of 29.2, pictured below, were Anne Lafferty, Carol Biggar and Grace Turnbull.  As you can see they were thrilled to receive the Nine & Dine Trophy, a singing golf bag, yes a singing golf bag!  The trio will hold this magnificent trophy, kindly donated by Janice McLeod, until the next time we play.  So watch out for the next one - it's a fun night out!!

 

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