Thankfully not much rain today for the Commonwealth Spoons at Ratho Park GC , but definitely a 2 to 3 club wind for the players to contend with.

This competition is run as a qualifying competition for the Scottish Final on 2nd September at Ballumbie Castle Golf Club, which is organised by SGL. 10% of the field qualify to compete in the Finals for the Commonwealth Spoons donated by the Australian Ladies’ Golf Union.  As we had 58 couples playing, the top 6 with the best nett scores will go forward to play.

The course was looking in super condition with the greens running smoothly and some great scores were returned. As always, the trees at Ratho featured in most people’s game,  sometimes helpful but many of us found ourselves right behind one at some point in our rounds.

We are very grateful to Ratho Park GC for accommodating us today and for the standard of the Course kept by the greenkeepers. Special mention to Andrew and Liz and the bar and catering staff who ensured we were all well fed and watered.

Grateful thanks to Ratho Park Rep Anne McLean, Ratho Park members Sylvia Maclean, Louise Angus, Janet Collin, Heather Hamilton and Janette McLeod, Fiona Findlay  and to our Secretary, Maureen Joyce and Competitions Secretary, Mags Hobbins for all your support.  All the volunteers work hard behind the scenes leading up to the event and on the day helping players ‘checking in’, return their scores and general queries.  We couldn’t do it without you! 🤩🤩

Our competition winners are:

1st Handicap – Elaine Moffat & Jane Dewar (Merchants) 99 – 25 =74 (£15 voucher x 2)

2nd Handicap – Karen Playfair & Heather Aitken (Merchants) 99 – 24=75 (BIH) (£12.50 voucher x 2)

3rd Handicap – Una Fleming & Norma Hogg (Merchants) 93 – 18 =75 (BIH) (£10.00 voucher x 2)

Best Scratch Score – Janet Reid Thomas & Kay Wright (Mortonhall)  87 (£15 voucher x 2)

Vouchers will be presented at the Prizegiving in November.

  • Full Gross Results can be seen here.
  • Full Net Results can be seen here.

2s on the day (and hole) for those who entered.  

There was only one 2 in total paying £56

8th hole  – Karen Craig & Barbara McQuillan (Prestonfield)

Raffle Winners

A big thank you to all the players for supporting the raffle. £181 was raised on the day with £126.70 going towards Junior funds. Percentage distributed to winners:

1st (15%) – £27.15 – Marion Duff (Merchants)

2nd (10%) – £18.10 – Norma Hogg (Merchants)

3rd (5%) – £9.05 – Fiona Hume  (Liberton)

All 2s and raffle money will be available at Summer Meeting  at Deer Park if not passed on beforehand to other Club members.

Top 6 Nett Scores Qualifying for Ballumbie Castle, Monday 2nd September 2024:

  • Elaine Moffat & Jane Dewar (Merchants) 99 – 25 =  74
  • Karen Playfair & Heather Aitken (Merchants) 99 – 24= 75
  • Una Fleming & Norma Hogg (Merchants) 93 – 18 = 75
  • Violet Blair & Lesley Machan (Mortonhall) 95  – 20 = 75
  • Fiona Reid & Alison Smith (Turnhouse) 92  – 16 = 76 (BIH)
  • Susana Crawford & Catriona Duncan (Merchants) 103 – 27 = 76 (BIH)

Congratulations to all the winners and to the six qualifying couples. Play well in the final. Maureen will be in touch with you shortly with further information.

Next competition is the MCLGA Summer Meeting at Deer Park on Monday 17th June. If you haven’t already done so, please enter this competition through the website.  The entry will close on Sunday 9th June. Any problems please contact

Thanks again to Ratho Park GC for hosting us, and to you, the players for participating and supporting the raffle! 🤩

Hopefully see you at Deer Park 😊

2024 Commonwealth Spoons – Ratho Park G.C.