The last time we played a Midlothian Spring Meeting there was a real mixed bag of weather conditions which was at Dalmahoy G&CC in 2019. With recent weather conditions we never thought this would be the case this year but who would have guessed it, the weather change for the slight worse came again on our Spring Meeting and Championship qualifying day. Coming out of a restricted lifestyle we had a good entry for the day and regardless of weather it was great to see players turn up to play which was a real treat for some to play a different course and play with different people. Being there for the whole day I would say our evening players got the worst weather yet again!

Thanks go to Kingsknowe Golf Club for letting us play our competition at their course. The Course was in great condition for this time of year with some compliments coming from players for definition of the fairways and the conditions of the greens. Thanks go to the Greenkeeping team for getting the course prepared before our arrival. The Clubhouse was well prepared in a professional manner for the return of golfers and the catering on offer provided some players with a tasty treat after their golf.

As always a big thank you to our volunteers. Kept to a minimum just now but we could not run the day without the volunteers on the desk duty and to those who offered help in the closing of the competition which we are still in communication with SGL. Our helpers, Vice Captain Isla McCrone, President Sheila Stuart, Secretary Angela Hughes, Kinsgknowe Club Rep Elaine Lumsden and SGL Non Exec Director Caroline Mansley.

Well done to all the players who won a placing in the Spring Meeting and to the Championship qualifiers for the A and B Championship. The top qualifier of the day goes to Jennifer Bryans (Harburn) with a fantastic score of scratch 71. Championship draws will become available soon in the competitions area of the web site. Qualifying players have been notified.

MCLGA Competitions – Players can only win one prize which is determined by the higher monetary value.

1st Scratch (Cormack Slaver) – Jennifer Bryans (Harburn) 71

2nd Scratch – Rachael Livingstone (Baberton) 73

Best Net Overall – Susan Gardiner (Ravelston) 86-21=65

2nd Best Nett Overall – Fiona Jackson-Smith (Kinsgknowe) 83-13=70

Silver 1st Handicap – Emma Morrison (Gullane LGC) 77-6=71 BIH

Silver 2nd Handicap – Isla McCrone (Turnhouse) 79-8=71

Bronze Scratch (CM Park Rosebowl) – Gail Corbett (Merchants) 102

Bronze 1st Handicap – Audrey Naden (Kingsknowe) 106-31=75

Due to contact with money and safety from covid-19, Midlothian did not run any competition sweeps or a raffle on this occasion.

The knock out draws will be displayed shortly in the competition draws area of the website which will take place at Kingsknowe Golf Club on Saturday 1st May and Sunday 2nd May from 11am and 3.30pm. If  we see you there please observe and respect all safety and social distancing measures.

Spring Meeting/Championship Qualifier Kingsknowe Golf Club