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Junior Girl Membership is available to girls (under the age of 18 on the 1st January) who reside in the County, who were born in the County, or who are members of Golf Clubs situated in 'Midlothian County' and affiliated to the Scottish Ladies' Golfing Association. An annual subscription is payable on 1st January (click here for application form).
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Girls Important Competition Dates for 2008
Girls Nine-Hole Competition Results 2007
Girls Newsletter December 2006


Princes Course - February 17 - 9 girls played.  Thanks to all the helpers

1st handicap: Sally Naysmith - 48 (net 30)

2nd handicap: Carla Maran - 59 (net 41)

No handicap: 1st: Emma Morrison - 59

No handicap: 2nd: Eilidh MacKinnon - 62

No handicap: 3rd: Carys Maran - 65


Princes Course in January - 11 girls play in the 9-hole competition.  They all enjoyed their golf.  It was their first game on the course for  some of the girls.
1st handicap:  Sally Naysmith (Dalmahoy - 46 (18) 28
No handicap: 1st: Holly Gordon (Broomieknowe) - 55
No handicap: 2nd: Eilidh Mackinnon - 58


Midlothian Girls Coaching at Braid Hills Golf and Driving Range
The next block of coaching starts on January 6th 2008
The cost remains at 25 for 4 months
The other dates are February 3rd, March 2nd and April 6th
The lessons are available to girls who are junior members of MCLGA
Application forms can be downloaded from the website
if you are interested in attend coaching - contact Ellice Cackett 0131 663 5619


November 18th Girl/Adult foursomes results - 10 pairs took part.  It was great to see the girls enjoy playing golf with the parents/granparents and friends.  Well done everyone.
1st handicap: Catriona and Alan Williams
2nd handicap: Carys and Roderick Hardy
3rd handicap: Eva Jack and Tracy Laughland
4th handicap: Emily and Jane Thain
5th handicap: Emma and Ricki Morrison
Nearest pin at 6th: Catriona Williams.  Nearest pin at 9th: Ricki Morrison
Twos: Eva Jack and Tracy Laughland, Emma and Ricki Morrison (the girls holed the putts)


November 18th - Draw for MCLGA Adult/Girls Foursomes at the Princes Course (Braid Hills)

Catriona Williams
Alan Williams
Carla Maran
Charles Maran
Hannah Reid
Ian Reid
Mairi Rorke
Kate Rorke
Emily Thain
Jane Thain
Emma Morrison
Ricky Morrison
Carys Hardy
Roderick Hardy
Kim Johnstone
Scott Johnstone
Erin Hardy
May Hardy
Eilidh MacKinnon
Eileen MacKinnon
Eva Jack
Tracy Laughland
Louise Rorke
Martin MacNaughton

November 13 - SLGA Girls Rankings - Congratulations to Jane Turner (4th), Rebecca Watson (10th), Rachael Watton (15th) and Gillian Simpson (20th)

October 21- Junior Champion of Champions at Kingsbarns. Jane Turner returned a score of 81 to win by the better inward half from Ladybank's Susan Jackson (also 81). Jane is Midlothian Girls Champion and East of Scotland Ladies Champion and said "I played well from tee to green and I really enjoyed playing this links course for the first time".

October 11 - Donald Ross Memorial Competiton at Dornoch - Julie Vass was the overall winner. It is only the second time that a girl has won the overall prize. Kate McIntosh (Broomieknowe) had the best net score over Royal Dornoch Championship Course 5 below the SSS.

October 7 - Young Masters Final at Gleneagles - Gillian Simpson (Murrayfield) was 6th. Gabrielle MacDonald (Prestonfield), Kate McIntosh (Broomieknowe) and Kirsty Simpson (Murrayfield) also qualified to play.

SLGA Winter Training Squads 2007-2008. Congratulations to the following Midlothian Players on their selection for SLGA Squads
Rachael Livingstone (Musselburgh Old) - National A
Sally Watson (Elie & Ealrsferry) - National A
Clarie Hargan (Mortonhall) - Graduate
Jane Turner (Mortonhall) - National B
Gillian Simposn (Murrayfield) - National C
Rebecca Watson (Elie & Earlsferry) - National C
Cara Easton (Dalmahoy) - Development
Gabrielle MacDonald (Prestonfield) - Development
Rachael Watton (Mortonhall) Development

MCLGA Girls Foursomes Winners of the Cackett Salver - In the Final Gabrielle MacDonald and Catriona Williams beat Kirsty Simpson and Gillian Simpson
MCLGA Girls Singles - Winners of the Jack Trophy- In the Final Kirsty Simpson beat Gabriella MacDonald

Gibson Cup on the Braid Hills Golf Course: Kate McIntosh and Gabrielle MacDonald qualified for the second flight of the matchplay. They were in the first 8 of 62 couples playing in the Centenary Gibson Cup. They lost in the first round of the matchplay to Jennifer Bryans and Helen Warnock.

September 23rd: The MCLGA Girls' Championship was held at Lothianburn Golf Club on a dry, windy afternoon.Jane Turner won the Championship for the second time in a row and for the 3rd time overall. Hannah Scott won the handicap trophy.Thanks to Lothianburn Golf Club for allowing us to play. The course was in excellent condition.
Results SSS 70 CSS 70
1st Scratch Jane Turner ( Mortonhall) 76
2nd Scratch Rachael Watton( Mortonhall) 81
1st handicap Hannah Scott ( Broomieknowe) 91 ( 24) net 67
2nd Handicap Kate McIntosh( Broomieknowe) 86(15) net 71

County Finals at Tulliallan golf Club, Friday August 31st to Sunday September 2nd
Please come along and support your County team at the County Finals. Morning foursomes matches from 09:30 amd afternoon singles matches from 13:30. Jane Turner is playing for the County Team. More information is available on the main Homepage.

East v South Match - Sone 4, East 3. Gabrielle MacDonald and Kate McIntosh played for the East Team.

Young Masters Qualifying Competitions
Peebles winner was Kate McIntosh. Dunfermline winner was Gillian Simpson (this brought her handicap down to 5). Both girls go on to play in the finals at Gleneagles on October 14th along with Gabrielle MacDonald and Kirsty Simpson.

Girls' Home Internationals at Southerdown
Congragulations go to the Scotland Team on winning for the second year in a row. Sally Watson and Jane Turner were members of the Scottish Girls' Team and Karen Marshall was the Team Manager.

St Andrews Junior Ladies Competition
Rachael Watton (74) Gillian Simpson (77), and Rebecca Watson (79) qualified for the scratch match-play.
Rachael and Rebecca got throught to the second round. Kirsty Simpson qualified for the handicap match-play and got to the final.
Well done girls.

Ratho Junior Open
Gabrielle won the first handicap prize and got her handicap down to 10.

SLGA County Golf Girls' Open Day.
This event is being held for the first time on Sunday August 19th and Brucefields Family Golf Centre. Each County was asked to nominat 4 girls under the age ot 16, who have not previously had national coaching. . The SLGA National Coach, Kevin Craggs, will be present. The girls chosen to represent Midlothian are Isobel Hinds, Sam Lamb, Gabrielle MacDonald and Kate McIntosh (Reserve: Kirsty Simpson).

July 17-20 - Congratulations to all the Midlothian Girls who played in the Sottish Girls' Championship at Peterhead this week. Particular congratulations go to Jane Turner who has been selected for the Scottish Girls' Home International Team. Well done Jane. Also to Gabrielle MacDonald, who won the Ansley Reid Salver, the consolation event, in the Scottish Girls Championship

Gabrielle MacDonald (Prestonfield),
winner of the Ansley Reid Salver July 2007

Scottish Girls Championship at Peterhead, July 2007
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) Runner Up; Carly Booth (Comrie) Scottish Girls Champion; and Gabrielle MacDonald (Prestonfield)Winner of Ansley Reid Salver

July 19 - Congratulatons to Kate McIntosh (Broomieknowe)on winning the girls section of the regional final of the 2007 Dunfermline Building Society Junior Masters at Peebles yesterday with an excellent 38 points, playing off a 16 handicap. She won by two stableford points from Junior Masters regular Fiona Milne (Glen), whilst Peebles rising young star Ailsa Bain (Peebles) took third place by virtue of a countback from Keren Ward (Glen) and Tara McTaggart (Minto), who unfortunately just missed out on a place in the final.

July 9-10, East of Scotland Girls Championship
Jane Turner, of the host club, Mortonhall, won the East of Scotland Girls Champinship for the third time in succession, when she beat Cara Easton (Dalmahoy) by 6&5 in an exciting final. This was not a one-sided contest. Cara was out in a two over par 39 and six down to a barrage of birdies from Jane, who had five birdies in an outward half of four under par 33. The 10th was halved in par 3s; Cara won the 11th; Jane had her sixth birdie at the 433 par 5 12th to be s