What a great start to the season and our first competition as 86 ladies arrived to compete in the Spring Meeting and Championship Qualifier. As the players arrived at Mortonhall GC, it was a bright morning with the sun coming in and out of the clouds across the day and a spring chill in the air at times. Towards the end of the day the cloud thickened, and it became pretty cold for those who set out late afternoon.
Grateful thanks go to the whole team at Mortonhall GC for hosting and looking after us so well.
The Course was in great condition for this time of year and it was good to have the first hole back in play. Compliments coming from players for definition of the fairways and the conditions of the greens, although many found them very tricky! Thanks must also go to the Greenkeeping team for doing a fantastic job in getting the course prepared before our arrival. The Clubhouse was well prepared and welcoming for the return of golfers and the catering on offer provided some players with a tasty treat after their golf.
We couldn’t run our events without the help of our volunteers on the check-in desk and supporting us with VMS and closing the competition. So a huge thank you to President Sheila Stuart, Susan Randall, Sharon Macpherson, Past Captain Louise Fraser and Coleen Derighetti for all your time and support, it is very much appreciated 🤩
Well done and congratulations to all the players who won a placing in the Spring Meeting and to the Championship qualifiers for the A and B Championship, which will take place at Mortonhall GC on Saturday 30th April and Sunday 1st May with tee times from 11:00 and 15:30 both days. The top qualifier of the day goes to Karen Ferguson-Snedden (Mortonhall) with a fantastic score of scratch 75. Well done Karen 👏👏
The County Championship draw can be viewed here and the B Championship Draw here. They can also be accessed in the Competition Draws area of the website. Qualifying players have been notified. Spectators are very welcome to come along and support the event. Good luck to all the Championship qualifiers – play well!
Hopefully see you there. 🌞😎⛳️🏆😃
Spring Meeting Results
Please note for MCLGA Competitions:
- Players can only win one prize which is determined by the higher monetary value.
- Those members holding a Handicap Index of 17.9 and below on the day of the competition will be eligible for Silver categories and prizes, and those members holding a Handicap Index of 18.0 and above on the day of the competition will be eligible for Bronze categories and prizes.
1st Scratch (Cormack Salver) – Karen Ferguson-Snedden (Mortonhall) 75
2nd Scratch – Anne Hanson (Turnhouse) 76
Best Net Overall – Gail Corbett (Merchants) 103-31=72 (BIH)
2nd Best Nett Overall – Fiona Jackson (Kingsknowe) 87-15=72
Silver 1st Handicap – Denise Mitchell (Murrayfield) 92-19=73
Silver 2nd Handicap – Karen Marshall (Baberton) 77-2=75
Bronze Scratch (CM Park Rosebowl) – Muriel Gilligan (Swanston) 95
Bronze 1st Handicap – Violet Blair (Mortonhall) 98-25=73
2s on the day (and hole) – 8 in total paying £13 per 2
Amount collected £72 plus £32 (total £104) rolled over from Autumn meeting at Swanston GC 2021.
3rd – Vivien Curran (Mortonhall), Mary Stark (Mortonhall), Lorna Lettice (Newbattle)
7th – Morag Wardrop (Turnhouse)
10th – Anne Hanson (Turnhouse), Kate Rorke (Kingsknowe)
17th – Anne Hanson (Turnhouse), Pauline Cumming (Turnhouse)
Total amount raised £69
1st Scratch (£14) – Karen Ferguson-Snedden (Mortonhall) 75
2nd Scratch (£7) – Anne Hanson (Turnhouse) 76
1st Equal Handicap (£19) – Gail Corbett (Merchants) 103-31=72
1st Equal Handicap (£19) – Fiona Jackson (Kingsknowe) 87-15=72
3rd Equal Handicap (£5) – Denise Mitchell (Murrayfield) 92-19=73
3rd Equal Handicap (£5) – Violet Blair (Mortonhall) 98-25=73
A big thank you to all the players for supporting the raffle. £105 was raised on the day with £73 going towards Junior funds.
1st (15%) – £16 – Margaret Alexander (Baberton)
2nd (10%) – £11 – Kate Rorke (Kingsknowe)
3rd (5%) – £5 – Carole Mason (Dalmahoy)
Thanks again to Mortonhall GC for hosting us on Monday, all the players for participating and supporting the raffle, the volunteers on desk duty and to our MCLGA officials for helping out during the event. We couldn’t do it without this wonderful support! 🤩