Sunday, October 5, 2008

As the end of the season approaches....

As the end of the season approaches I personally would like to firstly thank all the girls for supporting the ESGGA by playing in the competitions and for representing the East Girls in the matches against the West and the South Girls. It has been a great year and both Maggie and I look forward to seeing you all next year.

Secondly , a big thank you to all the parents for supporting the girls .

Here's just a wee story to emphasise what parents have to do , or go through to allow the girls to play the game of golf !!!

An ESGGA Mum who probably would like to remain unnamed took her children who are all golfers to their prizegiving. On their way home the family took a short cut across the golf course , in the dark . The Mum unfortunately found a bunker to fall into. The family had a chuckle to themselves and upon reaching home asked the question
' Mum , did you remember to rake the bunker ?'

So to all the Mums & Dads who make lots of scarifices for their children - A Very Big Thankyou !

Girls - Keep up the practice in the winter.

See you next year.


Gabrielle Macdonald tops the Order of Merit Table

Congratulations to Gabrielle Macdonald from Craigielaw who won the ESGGA Girls' Order of Merit with a total of 52.5 points. Gabrielle had a very good season , reached the final of our Championship and played consistent golf in all our three meetings. At the Cuthbertson Cup yesterday Gabrielle was presented with a new plaque which has been very kindly donated by our Chairman, Margaret McPherson .
Thank you Maggie !
Well done also to Gillian Simpson who was a close runner up with 51 points.

Nicola Taylor from Thornton was also presented yesterday with a voucher for having the best aggregate two nett scores from the ESGGA Spring, Summer and Autumn Meetings. Well done Nicky.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Girls County Championship winners

Congratulations to Gillian Simpson of Murrayfield on winning the title of Midlothian Girls' Champion on Sunday at Ratho Park Golf Club and also to Shannen McGuire from Canmore who won the Fife Girls' Championship on the Strathtyrum Course, St Andrews also on Sunday the 14th .

We look forward to hearing of the other winners from the East and Stirling & Clackmannan.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Order Of Merit


Please visit the Order of Merit Table . It has been updated and shows that Gabrielle Macdonald heads the table with Rachael Watton a close second. The only results we are waiting for are the scores from each County Girls Championship.

Watch closely for the final result.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Sally Naysmith of Dalmahoy wins Autumn Meeting

Congratulations to Sally Naysmith who won the Autumn meeting today at Balbirnie Park Golf Club with a score of 103 less her handicap of 32 for a net 71. Gillian Simpson of Murrayfield took the scratch prize with a 79. The playing conditions were not the easiest. The girls were lucky to escape any rainfall however the ground was very wet and the rough was very tough.

Photo:- on the left is Sally from Dalmahoy with Gillian Simpson,Murrayfield on the right. Gillian - have you lost your shoes ??
( Apologies for not having been able to put the group photo of prizewinners up - my camera has decided its had enough !! )

Other prize-winners

Under 14 Overall Net - Hannah Scott - 87 - 13 Net 74
Under 16 Overall Net - Gabrielle Macdonald - 83 - 7 Net 76
Under 18 Overall Net - Stacy Cameron - 83 - 9 Net 74

Results Par 71 SSS 72 CSS 72

79 Gillian Simpson
81 Rachael Watton
83 Stacy Cameron, Gabrielle Macdonald
87 Hannah Scott
88 Samantha Munro
90 Nicky Taylor
92 Helen Goodwin
96 Shannen McGuire
99 Kirsty Simpson
103 Sally Naysmith
105 Alison Goodwin
108 Catriona Williams

We would like to thank Balbirnie Park for allowing us the courtesy of the course and for their kind hospitality in the clubhouse

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Rachael the new East of Scotland Girls' Champion

Please scroll down for full Championship report and photos of the day !

Maggie presenting the Championship Cup to Rachael.

Championship Photos - Please click on them to enlarge !

Rachael with caddie and beaten semi-finalist, Nicky Taylor

Runner-up Gabrielle ( in the middle ) with caddie & beaten semi-finalist Gillian on the left and Cara on the right who was beaten by Gillian in the first round.

Could that be an oudoor swimming pool, small lake ? or perhaps its just a bunker !!

Final , all over on the 15th

Swinging in the rain !

The East have a new Champion after the final finished on the 15th. From the left,Gabrielle Macdonald,runner up with caddie Gilian Simpson, Nicky Taylor,caddie of Racheal Watton the new Champion who stands alongside Maggie, East Girls' Chairman.
Please click on the picture to enlarge it!

Rachael is the new East Girls Champion .

Rachael Watton of Mortonhall, won the East Girls' Championship today beating Gabrielle Macdonald of Craigielaw in the Final by 4&3. To reach the final Rachael beat Nicola Taylor of Thornton by 2 holes and Gabrielle beat Gillian Simpson of Murrayfield on the 19th hole. The conditions the girls had to play in all day could not have been any worse. It never stopped raining all day.

With thanks to Maggie here is a match report of the final.

' The standard of golf was excellent throughout the final in spite of heavy rain and very wet conditions underfoot.
Gabrielle won the first but Rachael got back on level terms with a birdie at the 2nd. Rachael edged ahead by winning holes 4&5 but Gabrielle had a birdie at the 8th to reduce the deficit to one. Rachael was 1 up at the turn.
Rachael won the 10th with a birdie 3 and then went 3 up at the short 11th . The next two holes were halved. Gabrielle lost the 14th after trouble off the tee which meant a penalty shot and she eventually conceded the hole for Rachael to go 4 up.
At the par 3 15th both girls had excellent tee shots over the burn to the green. Rachael secured her par however Gabrielle just missed a birdie 2 for the match to continue.
Well done to both girls for playing such good golf. Rachael is a worthy champion.

We would like to thank Craigmillar Park Golf Club for the courtesy of the course for our Championship this year. We are grateful for all the help we received in rearranging the matches which had to be postponed earlier in the month.

Well done to all the girls who played in this year's championship and thanks to all the parents and supporters who watched today in such unpleasant conditions.

Saturday, August 30, 2008


Hi Girls

Just a reminder that the Semi-Finals and Final of the Championship will be played on Sunday 31st August at Craigmillar Park GC.

Please do come along to give the girls some support.

Semi-finals tee off at 9.00am and the Final shall tee off at approx 2.30pm.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

East Girls beat the South of Scotland Girls

The above photos are of all the games that went to the 18th green. Please click on the photos to enlarge them. From the top - Helen Goodwin winning the last hole to halve her match against Jordana Graham , Hannah Scott and Tara McTaggart after their close game, Alexis Hutton after halving her match with Rachel Walker and Sally Naysmith with her opponent Rachel Lorimer.

The East Girls beat the South Girls today at Minto by 5 games to 3 in an exciting match where four games went to the 18th green and finished all square.

Well done to all the East Girls and thank you to the South Girls for being great hosts and for organising a nice warm dry sunny day !!

SOUTH GIRLS 3, EAST GIRLS 5 South names first, handicaps in brackets

Lesley Atkins (3) bt Samantha Munro (10) 6 and 5.
Jordana Graham (5) halved with Helen Goodwin (12).
Tara McTaggart (12) halved with Hannah Scott (12).
Katie McCracken (11) lost to Alison Goodwin (16) 6 and 5.
Rachel Walker (14) halved with Alexis Hutton (17).
Amy Little (22) lost to Shannen McGuire (17) 3 and 2.
Emma Greenlees (26) lost to Kirsty Simpson (18) 4 and 3.
Rachel Lorimer (34) halved with Sally Naysmith (32)

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Match against the South Girls.

The following girls have been selected to play in the match against the South girls on Sunday 24th August at Minto Golf Club, Hawick

Alison Goodwin
Helen Goodwin
Alexis Hutton
Shannen McGuire
Samantha Munro
Sally Naysmith
Hannah Scott
Kirsty Simpson

We wish the girls good luck and we hope they enjoy the day .

New date for Championship Semi-Finals and Final

The Semi-Finals and the Final of the Girls' Championship shall now be played on Sunday 31st August at Craigmillar Park Golf Club , Edinburgh.
Semi-Finals tee off at 9.00am and the Final will tee off at approx. 2.30pm.
Spectators are very welcome!

The following first round matches
have now been finalised:-

Rachael Watton beat Kate MacIntosh 4/3
Nicola Taylor beat Stacy Cameron 3/2

Match between Gabrielle Macdonald and Rachel Hanlon-
match conceded to Gabrielle !

Match between Cara Easton & Gillian Simpson - still
to be completed.

Picture above shows Nicky, Stacy, Kate and Rachael after finishing their first round ties ! Click on the picture to enlarge it !

Championship Qualifiers

Rachael Watton ( 1 ) v Kate MacIntosh ( 8 )

Stacy Cameron ( 4 ) v Nicola Taylor ( 5 )

Cara Easton ( 3 ) v Gillain Simpson ( 6 )

Gabrielle Macdonald ( 2 ) v Rachel Hanlon ( 7 )

Friday, August 8, 2008

Weather delayed Championship !

With thanks to the good old Scottish summer weather the East Girls's Championship was abandoned due to thick fog/mist. The Summer Meeting had been delayed for four hours and as a result only 8 holes of the first match play rounds were played. The girls arrived the following morning only to find the course unplayable . It was agreed by everyone that the girls would complete their first round ties in their own time and a new date would be set for the semi-finals and final.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Shannen McGuire wins Summer Meeting with a Net 62

Shannen McGuire (Canmore ) won the Summer Meeting at Craigmillar Park on Monday with an excellent score of 84 less a handicap of 22 for a Net 62 taking the Overall Best Net Prize. Rachael Watton (Mortonhall ) took the Scratch Prize with a 2 over par score of 74.

Other Prize Winners
Under 18 Net - Stacey Cameron ( Gullane Ladies )
Under 16 Net - Gabrielle Macdonald ( Craigielaw )
Under 14 Net - Nicky Taylor ( Thornton)

Scores - Par 72 CSS 70

74 - Rachael Watton
79 - Gabrielle Macdonald
80 - Cara Easton
81 - Stacey Cameron
81 - Nicky Taylor
82- Gillian Simpson
83 - Rachel Hanlon
84 - Shannen McGuire
85 - Kate McIntosh
91 - Kirsty Simpson
91 - Camilla Tait
102 - Alexandra Tait

Monday, July 21, 2008


The top eight scratch scores from the Summer Meeting go forward into the draw for the East Girls' Championship.

Quarter Finals Tee off on the afternoon of Monday 28th July . 1st Tee-time 2.00pm

Semi-Finals Tee off on the morning of Tuesday 29th July . 1st Tee -time 9.30am

The Final will be played on the Tuesday afternoon at 2.00pm.

If you have been involved in the matchplay and have been unlucky to be knocked out it is always very appreciated by the other players if you stay and offer your services as caddie.

Good luck to you all.

See you next week
Mandy & Maggie

Summer Meeting - Draw

Summer Meeting - Craigmillar Park GC , Edinburgh 28th July
Gillian Simpson
Cara Easton
Rachael Watton
Camilla Tait
Gabrielle Macdonald
Rachel Hanlon
Kate McIntosh
Stacey Cameron
Helen Goodwin
Nicky Taylor
Alexandra Tait
Isobel Hinds
Alison Goodwin
Kirsty Simpson
Shannen McGuire
Would all girls please be on the tee & ready to play 10mins before their tee-time.
Usual dress rules apply.
Any call offs please phone Mandy on 0131 441 7111 or Maggie on 0131 441 2918
If in the case of call offs on the morning of play please telephone Craigmillar Park Golf Club & inform the Pro Shop/Starter

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Summer Meeting & Championship


This year's Summer Meeting and Championship will be held at Craigmillar Park Golf Club , Edinburgh .

The Summer Meeting will be played on the morning of Monday 28th July. The top eight scratch scores will go forward into the Championship Draw . The quarter finals will be played on the afternoon of the 28th teeing off around 2.30pm / 3.00pm.
The semi - finals and the final will be played on Tuesday the 29th.

We hope to see as many of you playing in this as possible . It is always a great two days of competitive and exciting golf. The closing date for entry is Mon 21st July . You can enter online by going into fixtures on the left of this page.

For those of you who are playing in the Scottish Girls' next week - good luck , play well and enjoy !

Mandy & Maggie

PS The Summer Meeting shall be our Daily Telegraph Junior Golf Championship Qualifier

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Some photos from the Inter-Divisional Matches Ballumbie

East Girls ready for battle on day 1 of the Inter Divisional Matches
Day 2 - East Girls(in the white) with opponents -the West Girls
Camilla & Judy( & the pram ! ) lining up a putt on the fifth green on day 2
Cara & Rachael striding down the 16th fairway about to take a win !
Gillian & Gabrielle on the verge of winning by 3 & 2 on the 16th !

East win Scottish Girls Inter-Divisional Matches

After a very exciting weekend the East Girls win the Scottish Inter-Divisional Trophy
Results & report to follow .

Sunday, May 25, 2008

East Girls v West Girls
Top Row from left :- Camilla Tait,Nicola Ferguson,Natasha Qayum,Nicky Wilson,Jill Meldrum,
Zoe Differ, Eilidh Briggs & Gillian Simpson
Front Row from left :- Helen Goodwin,Gabrielle Macdonald, Cara Easton, Rachael Watton &
Rachael Hanlon. Missing from picture is Stacy Cameron from the East.
Also missing are Gillian Scanlon & Alyson McKechin who were the two unlucky girls who did not make it to Murrayfield but we thank them & their parents for trying.

West Girls win Mhairi Mackay Trophy !

The annual match against the West Girls' which is played for the Mhairi Mackay Trophy was lucky to go ahead today after a number of the girls suffered lengthy delays in travelling to Murrayfield due to a fatal accident which caused the M8 to close for several hours. Unfortunately two of the girls from the West did not even make it through to Edinburgh to compete.
However six singles matches went ahead and were contested in great spirit , most of the games being very close.
The West Girls beat the East by 4 games to 2
Results (East names first):
Gillian Simpson lost to Eilidh Briggs 4 and 3.
Rachael Watton bt Jill Meldrum 6 and 5.
Cara Easton v Gillian Scanlan - not played.
Camilla Tait lost to Zoe Differ 2 holes
Gabrielle Macdonald bt Nicola Ferguson 3 and 2.
Stacey Cameron lost to Natasha Qayum one hole.
Rachel Hanlon v Alyson McKechin - not played.
Helen Goodwin lost to Nicky Wilson 6 and 5.
Well Done West Girls !
Pictured above are the East Girls waiting to play !
We would like to thank Murrayfield Golf Club for giving us the courtesy of the course and for their very kind hospitality.

Friday, May 16, 2008

East Girls v West Girls

The following girls have been selected to play in the match against the West Girls on Sunday 25th May at Murrayfield Golf Club, Edinburgh at 1.00pm. The girls will be playing for the Mhairi MacKay Trophy which was won by the East Girls at Cathkin Braes last year.
Format is singles matchplay played off scratch.

Supporters would be very welcome.

Stacy Cameron
Cara Easton
Helen Goodwin
Rachael Hanlon
Gabrielle Macdonald
Gillian Simpson
Camilla Tait
Rachael Watton
Good Luck Girls !

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

2008 is going to be an exciting year for ladies and girls golf in Scotland.

The Curtis Cup comes to the Old Course, St Andrews from the 30th May to the 1stJune
This will be the first time that the women amateurs of GB & I and the USA will contest the Curtis Cup at the Home of Golf. With four young Scottish players in the GB&I team, two of whom are past members of the East Girls' it will be an exciting event to go along to support. This is an all ticket event . To purchase tickets go to the LGU website

In July ( 8-12) Scotland shall be hosting the European Girls' Team Championship at Murcar Links. This will be another fantastic opportunity to support the Scottish players and watch some very good golf played from the best girl golfers in Europe.

In August (5-7) the Girls Home International matches will be played at Panmure Barry where the Scottish team shall be looking for a third victory in a row.

The following week, from the 11th to the 15th the Girls' British Open Amateur Championship will be held at Monifeith

Girls, if you can manage to go along to any of those events with family or friends, the Scottish players would love your support.
If you would like any more info on the above please do get in touch with either Maggie or myself.
Happy golfing for now

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Prize Winners at the Spring Meeting, Gullane
Left to Right - Hannah Scott (Broomieknowe), Isabel Hinds (Liberton),Nicky Taylor(Thornton),
Helen Goodwin (Glenbervie), Gabrielle Macdonald (Craigielaw)

Nicky Taylor wins Spring Meeting

Congratulations to all the girls who played some excellent golf in the Spring Meeting at Gullane.
The Overall Best Net Prize was won by 13 year old Nicky Taylor from Thornton Golf Club, Fife with a gross 77 less 14 of a handicap for a net 63.
The Scratch Prize was won by Gabrielle Macdonald , Craigielaw with a gross 78.

Other Prizes :-

Under 18 Best Net - Helen Goodwin (Glenbervie) 82 less 13 Net 69

Under 16 Best Net - Isabel Hinds (Liberton) 86 less 20 Net 66

Under 14 Best Net - Hannah Scott (Broomieknowe) 88 less 21 Net 67


SSS 69 CSS 68

77 Nicky Taylor (Thornton)

78 Gabrielle Macdonald (Craigielaw)

81 Gillian Simpson (Murrayfield)

82 Stacey Cameron (Gullane),Cara Easton(Dalmahoy),Helen Goodwin(Glenbervie),Kate McIntosh (Broomieknowe)

83 Rachael Watton (Mortonhall)

86 Isabel Hinds (Liberton)

88 Alison Goodwin(Glenbervie), Hannah Scott (Broomieknowe)

92 Kirsty Simpson (Murrayfield)

95 Alexis Hutton ( Falkirk Tryst)

97 Shannen McGuire (Canmore)

101 Catriona Williams (Gullane), Nicole Underhill (Falkirk Tryst)

Our thanks go to Gullane Golf Club for allowing us to host the competition and for their kind hospitality in the clubhouse.

Saturday, April 12, 2008


Congratulations to Shannen Maguire (Canmore) and Kate McIntosh (Broomieknowe) who were prizewinners at the Under 16’s at Craigielaw

136 Shannen Maguire (Canmore) (24) 70 66.

First round net: Kate McIntosh (Broomieknowe) 65.

Second round net: Shannen Maguire (Canmore) 66.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Spring Meeting

Hi girls

I hope you are looking forward to the new golf season. If you have not yet joined the East of Scotland Girls, please send in your application form to our secretary, Mandy Easton.

Our first competition is the Spring Meeting on Sunday 13th April over Gullane 3. Tee times are from 11.004am. You can enter online or by email to Mandy. We look forward to seeing you there.

Best wishes for a happy and successful season in 2008.


Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Welcome to

Welcome to the new look East of Scotland Girls Golfing Association website!

Margaret McPherson, Past Captain of Midlothian County, is the new Chairman and Mandy Easton, a former County Junior Secretary is the new Secretary / Treasurer of the Association.
The committee comprises the four county junior secretaries of the four counties in the East of Scotland.

We hope you like the new website... dedicated especially for you....the star golfers of the future. You will be able to enter East Girls events on-line, and see draws and results of all the East of Scotland Girls competitions.

Let me know if anything doesn't work!

Best wishes and good golfing in 2008!
Gillian Kirkwood

Membership Form 2020

East of Scotland Girls' Golfing Association

Membership Form 2020

Please print out this form
fill it in and send it with your subscription of £10 to

ESGGA Secretary: Amanda Easton 8a 
West Mill Road, Edinburgh EH13 0NX 

NB. To be a member of the East
of Scotland Girls' Golfing Association, you need to be -

- under 18 on 1st Jan 2020
- a junior member of one of the four county associations in the East of
- and hold a CONGU handicap of 36 or less

Name .......................................................
CONGU Handicap .........................      CDH Number ...................................
Tel No ....................................................
Date of Birth .............................................
Home Club ..............................................
Name of Home Club Junior Secretary/convenor ...................................................
County Association.....................................................................................

Email Address ..............................................................................................

I enclose my Subscription of Ten Pounds (£10) for
Membership of the East of Scotland Girls' Golfing Association.
(Cheque preferred)

Signed ..............................................

Monday, February 18, 2008

Order of Merit

We will award four prizes for Order of Merit winners.

  • For each County junior championship: 10,7,5,3 points will be awarded to the Champion, Runner-Up, 3rd. and 4th places respectively.
  • For each East of Scotland GGA meeting: 15,13,11,9,7,5,3,1 points will be awarded for the best 8 scratch scores.
  • For the East of Scotland Girls' Championship: 20,15,10,10,5,5,5,5 points will be awarded to the champion, runner-up, semi-finalists and quarter-finalists respectively.
Enter as many competitions as you can; they all count for the Order of Merit.



Sun. 31 March 2019  Spring Meeting, Ratho GC, Midlothian

Mon. 8 July 2019 Summer Meeting,  Dunnikier Park, Fife

Sun. 1st September 2019 Autumn Meeting, Dunbar, East Lothian

Details on how to enter competitions will follow.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Constitution and Rules

1. Membership is open to junior girl members of the four County Associations in the East Division of Scotland who hold a CONGU handicap of 36 or less, and are under 18 years old on 1st January of the current year. Extended membership for 18-21 year olds is offered to past members.
2. The Committee consists of the four County junior secretaries plus a Chairman, Secretary/Treasurer and Child Protection Officer.
3. The Committee is accountable to the East Division of Scottish County Golf.
4. The Financial Year ends on 31st December.
5. The Secretary/Treasurer will produce an annual report on Membership and Activities and a financial report at the end of the current year.
6. The East of Scotland Girls’ Golfing Association does not exist to make a profit. All surplus income is reinvested in the Association.
7. In the event of its dissolution or amalgamation any surplus funds held by the East of Scotland Girls’ Association will be paid over to the East Division of Scottish County Golf or to Scottish Golf Ltd or its successors.
Please send all entry forms and correspondence to the Secretary,
Mrs Mandy Easton
8a West Mill Road
Edinburgh EH13 0NX

As well as there being scratch and handicap prizes at each of the three East of Scotland GGA competitions, there is a prize for the aggregate of the best two nett scores from the three meetings.
In addition there is an Order of Merit

* The Summer Meeting is the Daily Telegraph Qualifier.
* Teams for the Inter-district matches will be announced at the Cuthbertson Cup.
* Please enter competitions promptly using the web entry form if possible.
* You will be notified of your starting time, by email or post, at least four days before the event.
* If you are unable to play in a competition you have entered, please let Mrs Easton know as soon as possible.
* The results from all East of Scotland GGA competitions will be forwarded to ScottishGolf.

* Keep your home club handicap secretary advised of scores from all competitions.
* Keep your county junior secretary advised of your change of handicap at all times.


The committee consists of Chairman, Secretary/Treasurer and the four Junior County Secretaries.

Chairman: Mrs Margaret McPherson,
50 Torphin Road, Edinburgh, EH13 0PF
Tel 0131 441 2918

Secretary/Treasurer: Mrs Amanda Easton,
8a West Mill Road, Edinburgh EH13 0NX
Tel: 07952 651620

Please send all entry forms and correspondence to Mrs Easton.