Midlothian Ladies’ Golf Association (MCLGA) has a flourishing Junior Section and is committed to encouraging the participation in, and the development of, golf in the County by providing coaching and competitions for junior girls, whether they have a handicap or not. To participate in the available Coaching, Development and Competitions, including the 5 a Side League, girls must be a member of the County.

Junior Membership

Junior Girl Membership is available to girls of all abilities (under the age of 18 on the 1st January) who reside in the County, who were born in the County, or who are members of Golf Clubs situated within ‘Midlothian County’ and affiliated to the Scottish Golf Limited.

An annual subscription of £10.50 is payable and Membership runs from January to December each year.


We organise monthly coaching sessions held at the Braid Hills Driving Range on the first Sunday of each month throughout the year (except July and August) under the expert tuition of  Paul Malone and Paul Mckechnie.  This is supported by two 9-hole events at Swanston Templar Course to help the girls put their skills into practice. Plus a further 9 hole competition on the Princes Course at Braids. The coaching and 9-hole events are aimed at girls either wanting to start golf or to improve their skills, whether they have a handicap or not.  These sessions are fun and provide an opportunity to make friends, receive feedback on their golf, encourage them to join clubs, gain handicaps and enter other competitions.

The cost per year is £110, split into two payments of £55 paid in January (February to June sessions), and £55 paid in August (September to January sessions).

Please contact the Junior Administrator Hilary Laughland at  juniorcoaching@mclga.com for more details about Coaching.

Junior Development Squad

The Junior Development Squad is a select group of girls with a handicap and who are able to cope with the demands of taking their golf to the next level. The girls are offered a structured coaching programme under the expert tuition of Chloe Thackeray and held at Turnhouse Golf Club. This takes place on Sunday mornings from 9-12pm and runs from October 2022 to April 2023, and consists of 30 hours in total.

The cost is £300.

Please contact the Junior Secretary Caroline Steedman at  juniors@mclga.com for more details about the Junior Development Squad.


Adult & Girl

The Adult/Girl competitions prove to be particularly popular! The date will be e-mailed out to members and posted on the website.

Braids Junior Competition

This event is run for the younger girls who participate in the Braids Coaching and will be held over the Braids Princess 9 hole course. The date of this event will be e-mailed out to members and posted on the website.

Singles Knockout

This competition is for all Junior girls who have a World Handicap Index (WHI).   Please enter via the Junior Membership form below.

Junior Members