A great day was had today at Kingsknowe Golf Course where the MCLGA Autumn Meeting was being held. The weather almost held out for the entire day but it would not have been the Scottish Summer we have come to know and love if there had not been the couple of exceedingly heavy showers towards the end which brought the evening players in soaking wet. As well as that there was a wee bit of wind, which one member, who shall remain nameless, had a tussle with! The Captain, Vice-Captain and President all watched in a fit of giggles as she was seen to cross the 18th fairway and head towards the 9th green at great speed after her umbrella which had decided to part company with her, leaving her trolley to then overturn in the wind.

However, despite the wind and, latterly, the rain some great scores were recorded with Fiona McLaren (Baberton), Karina Matson (Lothianburn) and Susan Dalrymple (Craigielaw) all returning net 69s to the CSS of 72, and Louise Fraser’s (Kingsknowe) scratch score of 74 holding out for the whole day. In the bronze section a net 73 by Pat Jackson (Kingsknowe) led the way with Carol Clark’s (Craigmillar Park) 96 being the best gross score.

Thank you to Kingsnowe Golf Club for all their help throughout the day and for the use of their course. Thank you also to everyone who turned out to support the competition. Also for the raffle prizes – it was a great raffle today with a lot of prizes. We raised £150 for the County Juniors.

The results are as follows:

CSS 72 (counting competition)


Best Overall Net and the McIntyre Trophy: Fiona McLaren (Baberton) – 83 less 14, net 69 (on the better inward half)
2nd Overall Net: Susan Dalrymple (Craigielaw) – 84 less 15, net 69 (on the last 6 holes)

1st Scratch and Lady Ford Cup: Louise Fraser (Kingsknowe) – 74
2nd Scratch: Gabrielle Macdonald (Cragielaw) – 77 on better inward half

Silver Division:

1st Handicap: Karina Matson (Lothianburn) – 80 less 11, net 69
2nd Handicap: Sandra Cackett (Broomieknowe) – 89 less 17, net 72

Bronze Division:

1st Scratch: Carol Clark (Craigmillar Park) – 96
1st Handicap: Pat Jackson (Kingsknowe) – 99 less 26, net 73

There was only one two – Catriona Shedden (Murrayfield) at the first hole.

MCLGA Autumn Meeting