The Autumn Meeting took us to Glencorse GC and the last time MCLGA had an event here for their members was the Spring Meeting in 2012 where 89 players turned out. Although a little cooler of late it was quite warm for the time of year and we had a fairly wet start for the earlier golfers of the day. The day brightened up to be warm and very pleasant and then the light got quite deceiving for the last lot of golfers in the field. Although 46 players entered, 38 played on the day.

Defending the scratch trophy, The Lady Ford Cup, was Jennifer Bryans (Harburn) and unfortunately Liz Riach (Merchants) was unavailable to defend the Best Net Overall trophy, the McIntyre Trophy.

The final golf meeting of 3 would also determine our aggregate winners of the season for the Bronze Net Oppenheim Quaich, Silver Net Oppenheim Quaich and the Scratch Antonio Salver. All will be revealed at the AGM and Presentation of Prizes on Wednesday 20th November at Liberton GC. Hopefully we will see many of you there.

Autumn Meeting prize winners list –

PAR 69/SSS 69/CSS 71

1st Scratch and Lady Ford Cup – Karen Marshall, Baberton, 71
2nd Scratch – Louise Fraser, Kingsknowe, 73

Best Net Overall and McIntyre Trophy – Diane Moncrieff, Lochend, 80-9=71
2nd Best Net Overall – Barbara Hamilton, Newbattle, 85-13=72 BIH

1st Silver Handicap – Sheila McEwan, Harburn, 85-13=72
2nd Silver Handicap – Mandy Dougal, Crail, 82-9=73

Bronze Scratch – Helen Maxwell, Ravelston, 103
Bronze 1st Handicap – Gail Corbett, Merchants, 104-26=78

The (optional) twos sweep total was £33.00 and won by 2 players who received £16.50 each –
Amy Foster (12th)
Diane Moncrieff (17th)

The (optional) Competition sweep total was £32.00 and the winners were –

Scratch (30% of total)
1st Scratch (65%) – £6.50 Karen Marshall, Baberton
2nd Scratch (35%) – £3.50 Louise Fraser, Kingsknowe
Handicap (70% of total)
1st Handicap (50%) – £11.00 Karen Marshall, Baberton
2nd Handicap (30%) – £7.00 Diane Moncrieff, Lochend
3rd Handicap (20%) – £4.00 Barbara Hamilton, Newbattle

Thanks to everybody who bought raffle squares totaling £68.00 supporting our Junior fund. The amount paid out in prizes was £20.00. The total amount donated to the Junior funds was £48.00. Prize winners-

1) 15% £10.00 Karen Marshall, Baberton
2) 10% £7.00 Muriel Gilligan, Swanston
3) 5% £3.00 Linda Boyle, Harburn

Thanks to Glencorse GC for hosting the Autumn Meeting today, the green staff for preparing the golf course and to the bar and catering staff for opening up early and keeping us fed and watered throughout the day. Finally, thanks to all our MCLGA officials and volunteers for offering to help make the event run smoothly.

Autumn Meeting at Glencorse GC