Thursday, 11 September 2014


Report from Captain Marjory Lauder resuming the match vs the Borders on Wednesday 10th September. 

                        ESVLGA  versus The Borders.

                      Members of both  Teams before the match.

                                  A wonderful day at Liberton.    

 The Captain  welcomed both teams to Liberton Golf Course and everyone enjoyed coffee and scones. The players were introduced and the format agreed.
At Torwoodlee in 2013 the PLAYERS 'voted 'to play Greensomes Matchplay as an alternative to Foursomes!
The Captains had  already agreed to try this again.
The East pairings were all new combinations, many not even knowing their partners beforehand.
All the players were full of praise for the course. On such a perfect day everyone appreciated the condition of the course and the interest it offered without too much length and few hills!
The Borders 'Captain, Janice Cambridge, thanked the East for their hospitality and said how much their team had enjoyed their day.
The East Captain wished  them all a safe journey and looked  forward to visiting the Borders next year.

The East won the Match 4 games to 2. (Photos link here)

Many thanks to Maureen Stewart who stepped in at the very last moment ( 8am) as Gina Thomson succumbed to a very bad cold.

We had a well earned 'late lunch' and set off home before the rush-hour.


Marion Glauch and Christine Reid won 4/3 against Viv Geoghegan and Sheila Cuthbertson

Viv Mitchell and Marion Law  lost to Gloria Smith and Sheila Horsburgh 1 hole

Maureen Stewart and Sandra Craig won 4/3 against Janice Cambridge and Alison Smith

Katy Gillies and Irene Gray won 3/1 against Marvyn Brydon and Lucille Paterson

Marjory Lauder and Mary Richardson lost to Marny Waddell and Dianne Keddie 2down

Elsa Todd and Sheila Dickson won 3/2 against Lynne Flannigan and Sandry Mc Carthy

Monday, 1 September 2014


The Foursomes Competition has now been completed with Irene Gray and Janet Fairweather of Musselburgh GC winning the Final vs Denise Mitchell and Fiona Ford of Murrayfield.  The Final was played at The Musselburgh GC on 1st September on a lovely morning for good golf. 

Well done to Irene and Janet and thanks to all who played in this second year of our foursomes knock- out competition.  Roll on the 2015 competition and look out for the new foursomes trophy at the Prizegiving (a Quaich graciously presented by the inaugural foursomes winners Helen Holton and Jean Bryden).

Sunday, 31 August 2014


Many ties have been played in the Ramsden Cup from early April through to the end of August with tales of putts holed and putts that missed, of shots that  went where intended and those which didn't......... !!  And the two ladies who have made it through to the final of the Ramsden Cup to be played at Liberton GC are:

Margaret Fergusson and Susan Tudball

Good luck to both

Monday, 25 August 2014


Congratulations to Fiona Ford of Murrayfield (right) who won the Rosebowl Trophy at Liberton Golf Club today (Monday 25th August) - beating last year's winner, Christine Clarke of Deer Park GC. 

Fiona's net 67 (playing off a handicap of 11) was one better than Christine's net 68 (playing off 15). Five ladies had net 69s which matched Liberton's par and also the CSS for the day which went up by one from the SSS of 68. The best scratch score of the day came from Jennifer Bryans (Harburn) with a 76, narrowly pipping Elinor Blair of North Berwick whose 77 had held the Clubhouse lead for a while.  Full results can be found on Masterscoreboard whilst the prizewinners are noted below.

Overall winner of the Rosebowl and
1st Silver Handicap :      Fiona Ford         78  (11)     67
2nd handicap (Silver)   :  Christine Clarke 83  (15)    68
3rd Handicap (Silver)   :  Elinor Blair        77   (8)     69  (bih)
4th Handicap  (Silver)  :   Morag Wardrop   79  (10)  69 (bih)

1st Handicap  (Bronze)   :  Jane Browitt      94 (25)   69  (bih)
2nd Handicap (Bronze)   :  Sandra Craig      91 (22) 69 

Scratch  : Jennifer Bryans   76

Missing out on the prizes was Gillian Kirkwood  who also had very creditable net 69 but lost out on countback. 

The competition was played in dry but cool conditions with a gusty east wind which caught out a few players.  For  other competitors there were tales of adventures in bunkers resulting in unwelcome high scores whilst for some, as ever, putting woes put paid to playing in buffer zones.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014


The Asp Friendship Trophy is presented by Marion Stewart (West Vets Vice Captain) to the East Captain, Marjory Lauder (photo courtesy of Marion)
Marjory Lauder recaps the match for us below;  not a day for lots of photos by the sound of things but click here for a flavour of the day!!
'Big Bertha ' took on a new meaning as the teams huddled beside the starters hut on Gullane No. 2  before the East v West match on Tuesday 12th August.  (So much for the "Glorious 12th" from the point of view of weather!)

Having kitted our team out with team jumpers the jumpers were quickly concealed under waterproofs.  The wind gusted and the rain rained. Was it a 3 club wind or even a 10 club wind?

The Lothian Boys were playing on No. 3 course and UNDER 12s were about to start.
We could not be outdone and felt obliged to continue with our matches.!

Clare Bowe was drafted in at the last moment and suggested that we could curtail our matches to 14 holes if the weather became worse.(cutting out 10 to 13 )
Team Captains Marion Stewart and Marjory Lauder decided to meet the matches at the 9th green and assess the situation!  However the 1st match were happy to continue over 18 holes as they were coping with the wind.  Decision made! Onwards played the Vets from East and West.   The rain did ease at times but the wind persisted.

All the players enjoyed their games ---winners or losers. The individual scores are listed below (East names first) with a fine home win for the East Vets by 5 -0.

Dulcie Barnes & Christine Clarke beat Anabel Kane & Mo Neilson  4/3
Norma Richmond & Margaret Fergusson  beat June Lockhart & Enid Young  2 up
Kate Johnston & Pam Townsend beat Morag Key &  Liz Hale 4/3
Fiona Ford & Clare Bowe beat Anita McMillan & Cathy Morton 6/4
Frances McFadrean & Jane McMinn beat Mary Wylie & Maureen Cook 1 up

 The meal was superb. There was a choice of 3 hot courses , salad, dessert, and cheese.
 There was plenty chat.

 Marion Stewart presented the East with the trophy, thanked us for our hospitality, and informed us that the match would be contested at Kilmacolm next year!