We had a miserable grey start although no wind. The day improved to glorious sunshine in the afternoon but a windy end for the evening players. There was a great turnout with 125 enthusiastic participants with a great support for the tournament from all over Scotland and further afield. The standard of play was high and the ladies taking part thoroughlyf enjoyed themselves. Grateful thanks to the Babe Zaharias committee of Liz McLelland, Gwen Stewart, Nicky Black, Barbara Gibb, Elaine Dick, Jan Gray. ELLCGA are also very grateful to Gullane Golf Club for giving courtesy of the course today, the Starters for their hard work and to Stewart Duff and his Green Committee for presenting the course in such good condition. Thanks also to Linda and all the Bar and Catering staff who looked after so many people so well.
Congratulations to our prizewinners who will be contacted by e mail.
The CSS will be published tomorrow.
Archerfield Mudbath Experience Anne Marshall Dunbar Golf Club
Merry Go Round Voucher and key ring Kate Ferguson St Regulus
Golf Lesson from Alastair Good Gullane Golf Club Joyce Hunnan Gullane Ladies
Golf Lesson Martyn Huish North Berwick Golf Club Douglas Sutherland Gullane Golf Club
Black House Gift Fiona McGregor Dumfries and Galloway
Black House Gift Helen Heggarty Royal Liverpool
Bottle of Champagne Jill McNicoll Gullane Ladies
Bottle of Champagne Ethna McCracken Murrayfield
Sanctuary Gift Bag Lesley Johnstone Gullane Ladies
Principal and Prosper Umbrella Kay Cuthbertson Swanston
Principal and Prosper Umbrella Liz McLelland Gullane Ladies
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the raffle and our generous sponsors, in particular Principal & Prosper who sponsored the prizes, and congratulations to the winners. Thank you to all our competitors for their generosity and we will publish the amount of money raised for Macmillan shortly.
The decision last year to restore this ladies amateur golf competition for the Babe Zaharias Scratch and Ultraplast Handicap Trophies to a stroke play competition so far seems to have paid off.
The competition which has been held annually as a fund raiser for cancer charities since 1963 will be played for the first time on Gullane No1 on 22nd August this year and has been oversubscribed with 20 currently on the waiting list.
Interest has really been sparked and players from 43 different clubs will be taking part. Players are coming from 4 different clubs in England as well as players from Dumfries and Galloway, the Borders, Midlothian and Fife as well as a healthy representation from most of the East Lothian clubs.
The nominated Cancer Charity this year is the Macmillan Cancer Support and the prizes have been sponsored by Principal & Prosper.
The competition will be played at Gullane again next year to mark the 70th Anniversary of Babe Zaharias winning the British Ladies Amateur title at Gullane. Thereafter the competition will move on to another East Lothian Club.