What a beautiful day for our Commonwealth Spoons at Prestonfield GC and lovely to see the players in more summer golf attire although the weather in the morning didn’t match the attire 🥶.  The weather did warm up as the day went on and blue sky and short sleeves started to emerge!

This competition is run as a qualifying competition for the Scottish Final in September at Kings Acre 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 62 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 views around Edinburgh from the course are wonderful.

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


Grateful thanks to Prestonfield Rep, Karen Craig, and members, Christine Campbell, Pat McGee and Liz Robertson and to our Secretary, Maureen 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 with out you! 🤩🤩

Our competition winners are:

1st Handicap – Anne Leslie & Sylvia Cooke (Merchants) 97-30=67

2nd Handicap – Marion Glauch & Diane Neave (Mortonhall) 84-16=68 (BIH)

3rd Handicap – Carol Syme & Carole Downie (Prestonfield) 98-30=68

Best Scratch Score – Louise Fraser (Kingsknowe) & Isla McCrone (Turnhouse) 83 (BI6)

Full results can be found here.

2s on the day (and hole) for those who entered – 3 in total paying £19 per 2

Amount collected £57

2nd  – Carol Syme & Carole Downie (Prestonfield)

5th  – Janet Reid Thomas (Mortonhall) & Anne Brownie (Gullane); Mary Nicol & Linda Lindsay (Dalmahoy)

Raffle Winners

A big thank you to all the players for supporting the raffle. £177 was raised on the day with £124 going towards Junior funds. Percentage distributed to winners:

1st (15%) – £26.50 – Agnes Miller (Ravelston)

2nd (10%) – £17.50 – Diane Neave (Mortonhall)

3rd (5%) – £9 – Val Mackenzie (Murrayfield)

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

Top 6 Nett Scores Qualifying for Kings Acre, Monday 4 September 2023:

Anne Leslie & Sylvia Cooke (Merchants) 97-30=67

Marion Glauch & Diane Neave (Mortonhall) 84-16=68 (BIH)

Carol Syme & Carole Downie (Prestonfield) 98-30=68

Lynn Greenshields & Mary Wilson (Liberton) 101-31=70

Una Fleming & Norma Hogg (Merchants) 90-19=71 (BIH)

Liz Taylor & Lucy Davidson (Prestonfield) 87-16=71

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 Glencorse on Thursday 22 June. If you haven’t already done so, please enter this competition through the website.  The entry will close on Friday 16 June. Any problems please contact secretary@mclga.com.

Thanks again to Prestonfield GC for hosting us on Monday, and to you, the players for participating and supporting the raffle! 🤩

Hopefully see you at Glencorse 😊

Commonwealth Spoons 2023