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East Lothian Junior League and Strokeplay Champions 2009 & Junior League Champions 2012, Scottish Girls Champion 2010, Scottish Amateur 2010, Home of the US Kids European Championship, British Girls Home Internationals and Amateur Champiopnship 2011, Developing Talent & Growing the Game, clubgolf for 7 years, Babe Zaharias & Honor Bright Trophies at Gullane Primary School, Scottish Girl Internationalists, Boys U16 Internationalists, Boys U18 Internationalist,141 Junior Members, St Andrews Boys Open Winner 2011, Scottish Schoolgirls Champion 2012

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Boys & U14 ( Mixed ) Championship Qualifying - Sunday 19th

Hi All

This Sunday sees us holding medals on No 1 and No 3. Both start at 12.00.

The No 1 medal will include the qualifying for the Boys Junior Championship and the medal on No 3 will include the qualifying for the Mixed U14 Junior Championship.

As always I would urge you all to take part. The aim of Gullane Juniors is to see as many of you as possible participating in our events and enjoying their golf at Gullane.

Please let the starters know if you intend to play so we have an idea of numbers. Or email me and I'll update them.

Look forward to seeing you on Sunday!

Pamela Dunlop
Joint Junior Convenor

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Junior Spring Meeting - Sunday 21st April

Hi All,

It's me again!!

Sunday 21st April sees us holding our Spring Meeting on No 2 and No 3 - both starting at 12 noon.

It would be great to see as many of you as possible turn up for this.

Afterwards there is juice/snacks in the main clubhouse.

We've had some really good numbers turning out so far this season and it would be great to see more of the same!

Please phone the starter on 01620 843766, ASAP , to let him know you intend playing.

It would also be helpful if you could let me know your going to be coming along so I have an idea of numbers.

Lets hope for good weather again to make it another enjoyable day out there.

Look forward to seeing lots of you there.

Pamela Dunlop

Junior Convenor

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Morrison Trophy

Hi All,

Gullane Juniors Handicap Championship for The Morrison Trophy 2013

This is a singles match play knock-out competition (full handicap difference) to be played from  April/May until September. The trophy is open to all junior members of both Gullane Golf Club and Gullane Ladies Golf club who have a handicap.

Normally we would enter everybody with a handicap and who lives reasonably locally for this competition. However, we have realised over the last couple of years that some of you now have too many other commitments to enable you to allow the time to participate in The Morrison Trophy.

If you would like to  take part in this competition please let me know by midday on Mon 15th April in order that I can complete the draw.

It would be great to see as many as possible taking part.

Full information/rules of the competition will be sent out to those taking part on completion of the draw.



Junior Convenor

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Holiday Medal - 4th April

DATE: 04/04/2013
COURSE: Gullane 3
CONDITIONS: White Tees - Par:68 SSS:66 CSS:65
Red Tees - Par:69 SSS:69 CSS:68

ALLOWANCES: FOR COMPETITION PURPOSES ONLY players from Red tees have had their handicap increased by 3 strokes to compensate for the difference in SSS and Par between
the Red and White tees

Results - gross score, handicap, nett score, new handicap

1 GOBOURN Toby 81 28  53   23

2 SINCLAIR Christopher 86 25 61 23
3 SINCLAIR Matthew 95 33 62 32
4 SPINKS Craig 83 20c 63 9:31 19
5 BLACK Calum 85 22c 63 9:32 21
6 FOX James 81 18c 63 9:34
7 CLARK James 84 19 65
8 WYNESS Kieran 84 18c 66 9:32
9 NEDEN David(Freddie) 76 10 66 9:36
10 NEDEN Alastair 73 6 67 9:33
11 LADBROOKE William 85 18 67 9:35
12 LAW Cameron 79 11 68 9:34.5
13 NAGRA Jeeva 80 12 68 9:37
14 DUNLOP Sarah 89 21 68 9:39.5
15 JEROME Carter 75 6 69
16 NEDEN Thomas 94 24 70
17 CHALMERS Graeme 86 15 71
18 LADBROOKE Oliver 79 6 73 9:34
19 STENTON Euan 105 32 73 9:35
20 YOUNG Scott 84 10 74

- CHALMERS James NR 20  NR
- ROBERTSON Alexander NR 18  NR

Well done Toby - great start for new member and well done too 4 others with handicap reductions. Great scoring all round and an excellent turnout. Get your entries in for the Spring Meeting on No2 & 3 - call the Starter asap 

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Team Match 1 v The Glen

Here is the team for Sunday

1 Thomas Simmonds
2 Scott Gillies ( Capt )
3 Graham Swan
4 Oli Ladbrooke
5 Tom Grey
6 Graeme Chalmers  - making his debut !!

Meet 12 for 12.15 at Gullane Range for 1.15 tee off – Ian Rowlands will be in attendance

Kit – Black Underarmour top, blue or white polo and our new Royal & Awesome trousers ! 

Here’s to a great start to the League season and a winning start to Martin’s reign as Junior Convenor !!


Ex Junior Convenor GGC
07711 745719 

Gullane Juniors Update - Scottish Boys / Scottish Girls Under 16

Scottish Boys

Not so hot in Round 2  - everyone tumbled out .... no East Lothian represention left at all sadly .

SLGA Under 16 Championships @Strathmore  

Good luck to Charlotte, Joanne and Emily who are playing today and tomorrow
81 for Charlotte, 82 for Joanne and 76 for new member Emily Dalgetty. Also the event is being led by Eloise  Healey of West Lancs with a 72 she is a former honorary Gullane member following a successful appearance at the US Kids a year or two ago

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Scottish Boys Update - Day 1

Excellent day for Gullane Juniors with wins for

Graham Swan @19th v Callum Satterly of Longniddry
Gary Brownlie 6&5 v Jordan Fraser of Ayr Belleisle
Alexander Wilson 2&1 vJack McKenna of Balmore
Scott Gillies 2 up v Connor Good of Musselburgh

Only Stuart Blair lost ,w ith Thomas Simmonds and Murray Paterson in action Tuesday in Round 1 and others with 2nd Round ties

Monday, 1 April 2013

Easter & April Competitions for Gullane Juniors

Thu. 4th Apr
Holiday Medal (Juniors Fixture) - No.3
12:00 - 12:48
Sun. 14th Apr
Junior Girls (Juniors Fixture) - No.3
12:00 - 12:32
Sun. 21st Apr
Spring Meeting (Juniors Fixture) - No.2
12:00 - 12:32
Spring Meeting (Juniors Fixture) - No.3
12:00 - 12:48

Please phone the starter if you wish to play on Thursday 4th  843766  - keen to encourage as many as possible to play – young players and new members especially welcome – girls and boys. Email me or Pamela if any queries. 

Contact the pros if you feel you need some coaching over Easter –  or call into the shop

Pamela will be in touch further regarding the girls event on 14th April - possible that date may change 

There are also 3 matches – Glen on 7th , Kilspindie on 14th and a development fixture v Loretto on 28th – details will follow

Good luck also to the 7 boys who are playing in the Scottish Boys at Monifieth next week !  Not sure what the girls are up to but sure some are busy with 3 playing at the SLGA Under 16 championspis at Strathmore - Joanne , Charlotte and new member Emily Dalgetty 

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Scottish Boys 2013 - Monifieth

There are 7 Gullane members playing next week at Monifieth

Stuart Blair
Gary Brownlee
Scott Gillies
Thomas Simmonds
Graham Swan
Alexander Wilson
Murray Paterson

Another is about to join  - Cameron Blair

Told that the conditions will be tundra like so please take plenty clothes and get your caddy to take a flask or two of hot drinks !

Best wishes to all – have a great week, play well and have fun !

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Gullane Juniors - Communication 2013

In addition to this blog,  we plan to post links to the "Gullane Juniors" Facebook page and also to provide an automatic email feed of any blog posts to all those we have email addresses for ( when I get time to do this ) Meantime if you want an email feed please add your email address in the "Follow by Email" box down the Right Hand Column

Fixture Card will follow in February

Winter Stableford - 4th January - Results

13 hardy kids turned up on No3 on Friday for the second leg of our winter stableford series - but got great conditions with hardly any wind or rough !

Here are the scores

James Clark 41 points - wins on countback !
Rachel McAnany 41
Craig Spinks 38
Oli Ladbrooke 36
Jpanne Free 35
William Ladbrooke 34
Clara Young 32
Scott Young 32
James Chalmers 28
Calum Black 28
Graeme Chalmers 25

Roan & Jed also played a few holes

Watch for date of next event in February

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Winter Stableford - 4th January 2013

Happy New Year to All !

Apols for late notice but we have tee times for a Junior Winter Stableford on FRIDAY 4th January 2013 at 11.28am on No3 ( it’s not on the 2012 card )

A great opportunity for everyone to dust down their clubs and get out for a few holes

Even if you don’t want to play in the competition please come down and play for fun, even if you don’t do 18 holes  ?  Call your pals and get them to come too. Girls particularly welcome.

Be sure to wrap up warm with waterproof, hat and gloves. The courses are in good condition, the rough is short and the greens are fantastic.

At least Pamela will be there to supervise – suggest use the Visitor’ Clubhouse to warm up after

In case of bad weather a decision will be made by 9am on Friday as to whether it is going to be on and an email sent out shortly thereafter to cancel – otherwise it is on !

Cheers !


Update - 10 playing - more welcome on the day 

Thursday, 11 October 2012

County Cup - Craigielaw

18 / 19 October @Craigilaw


Lesley Atkins &Oli Ladbrooke
Scott Gillies & Graham Swan

First match 8.30am Thursday v NBGC

Go Gullane !

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Panmure Course Guide - Excellent !

First Green


Positional shot with three wood or long iron to centre right of fairway, provides a short iron or pitch to a green which slopes away. A running approach landing short of the ridge at the front of the green often produces the best result in dry or downwind conditions.



Junior Team Golf - Scottish Finals - 15th October 2012

Gullane Juniors are delighted to have qualified for the Scottish Finals of the Junior Team Golf Home Nations Inter-Club Championsip  at Panmure on Monday 15th October by virtue of winning the East Lothian Junior League and coming second in the Scottish Quarter Final held at Downfield , Dundee on 30th September. Here are the details for the Finals - Support welcome !! 

We have some fantastic young players and they are really up for this one - a trip to Spain early next year for the UK Finals is the prize !! 

Squad -  Michael Williams, Thomas Simmonds, Graham Swan, Scott Gillies, Duncan McLean, Lesley Atkins, Oliver Ladbrooke

Practice round  ( not LA or GS )  13.45 / 13.55 on Sunday 14th


John Gillies hopes to get minibus  and will leave Gullane Sun am with at least Scott, Duncan, Oli at appropriate time to get to Panmure on the Sunday for practice , picking up Thomas from Glenalmond / Perth – timings tbc
Gordon / Graham Swan to make own way to Landmark Hotel, Dundee  Sunday evening
The Atkins to travel there independently Sunday evening
Michael to make own way to by train to Carnoustie or Dundee & RDV with John Gillies for practice


Landmark, Dundee

Team rate for 8 people ie £50 per room for B&B – 7 players plus one Convenor

Supporters £70 per room B&B – others welcome ! ( I’ll check if any family rooms )

The Club will cover players plus Convenors

Could parents / supporters please confirm any additional accommodation requirements by return and we’ll make the reservations centrally

Competition Day – first tee off 7.45 am – we are playing Liberton in the semi with Craigielaw playing Pumpherston. The matches from each semi will be alternate rather than all the matches in one semi first.

Final  - 1.30pm tee off , no 3rd/ 4th place match

Format  - medal matchplay  ie full 18 holes strokeplay, one scratch and 5 handicap matches

Kit – beige chinos, black underarmour top, new blue polo, team waterproof

Girls Team – there is an East Lothian Girls team going up too to play at Monifieth, involving Charlotte Munro & Joanne Free 

Support welcome !!  

Highland Spring Junior Masters - Results

The Highland Springs Junior Master Grand Final at Gleneagles Queen’s Course has just been completed on Sunday 7th October. EL’s best performances all came from Gullane players with Oliver Ladbrooke T8 with 35 points and James Clark T13 with 34 points our highest finishers in the Boys’ competition. In the Girls’ event, Joanne Free was 8th with 34 points and Charlotte Munro was T12 with 31.

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Lothian Clubs Dominate Home Nations


LOTHIANS clubs dominated the quarter-finals of the Home Nations Junior Inter Club Championship.
Liberton and Craigielaw filled the top two spots in one event at Scotscraig, while Pumpherston and Gullane were the qualifiers at Downfield.
It was quite an achievement given that teams representing Leagues from Aberdeen, Ayrshire, Carnoustie, Fife, Glasgow, Linlithgow, Dumbarton, and Lanarkshire were also competing.
It also included both of Paul Lawrie’s sons, Craig and Michael, who were playing for Deeside.
Liberton, represented by Anthony Blaney, Keiran Cantley, Scott Finlay, Alan McLaren, Fraser Christie and Daniel Eardley, won their qualifier by 14 shots.
Former Scottish champions Craigielaw also progresed with a team comprising of Calum Cochrane, Lewis Ross, Stuart Blair, Oliver Duffy, Willem Kerr and Marcus Cullen.
Pumpherston produced an equally impressive display to win by 11 shots in Dundee, where Chris Curran, Kerr Anderson, Adam Loch, Andrew Loch, Calum Kelly and Mark McGeoch flew the flag for the West Lothian club.
On duty for Gullane as they, too, progressed to the last four were Alexander Wilson, Tom Simmonds, Graham Swan, Scott 
Gillies, Duncan McLean 
and Michael Williams.
The semi-finals are at Panmure on October 15, when Craigielaw will play against Pumpherston and Gullane will face Liberton in a medal matchplay format with the final in the 

Junior Masters @ Gleneagles

Good luck to our 4 players at Highland Spring Junior Masters tomorrow

Joanne Free
Charlotte Munro
James Clark
Oliver Ladbrooke

Most qualifiers and best representation from any club in Scotland !

Monday, 17 September 2012

Junior Masters !

The results of Q4 in the Highland Spring Junior Masters can be seen here:- http://www.scottishgolf.orgIn the girls’ section, there was victory for Lauren Lee (Musselburgh). The 15-handicapper achieved 35 points to edge out Joanne Free (Gullane) by a solitary point. Charlotte Munro also qualified. James Clark of Gullane was the only qualifier from East Lothian boys. All 4 players go forward to the Grand Final at Gleneagles on Sunday the 7th October. Good luck

EAst Lothian Junnior League Winners 2012 !

Well done Michael, Jamie, Scott, Graham, Thomas, Tom , Lesley, Olly, Duncan & Alexander

5-1 v Craigielaw to win the league !! 

 Alexander Wilson beat Stuart Blair 3&2 
 Thomas Simmonds beat Olly Duffy 3&2 
 Michael Williams lost to Willem Kerr 3&2 
 Scott Gillies beat Andrew Morley 1 hole 
 Graham Swan beat Kyle Munro 8&7 
 Duncan McLean beat Luke McKendry 6&5 

Monday, 13 August 2012

Junior Summer Meeting 2012

Captains' Trophy - Scott Gillies
2nd Henry Gray

Robertson Durham Salver - Charlotte Munro
2nd Sarah Dunlop

Holiday Trophy - Graeme Chalmers
2nd Roan Frostwick

Futures Cup - Hamish Walker
2nd  Archie Anderson

Monday, 6 August 2012

East Lothian Team Strokeplay - 10th August / Tantallon

Team is

Thomas Simmonds
Scott Gillies
Graham Swan
Tom Grey

Duncan McLean

Good luck !! Remember 2009 !

News - St Andrew's Boys Open etc

Three Gullane Juniors in Handicap Knock-out Section  section of St. Andrew's Boys Open - Well done Scott, Graham & Thomas - watch their progress !

For other news see the East Lothian site - well done to Gullane winners in EL Champs - Joanne Free and James Chalmers !!! 

ELJG League Championships at Kilspindie – Results, Prizes & CSS

We are trialling a new Central Database of Handicaps system which will soon notify all of our players’ Home Clubs of their scores as “away” scores and this will take into account any Net Double Bogeys etc. However, if you have had a good score, and if you might have your handicap reduced, you should do that yourself before you next play in any competition. Well done on a great days golf! Photos will appear here shortly. Full report and scores are now below. Click on “100″ to show all the scores. NOTE – the CDH system has calculated the CSS for the U12 boys from the Ladies tees as 69. This, I believe is wrong as I calculated it to be 65. and I will investigate the reason for this. In the meantime, Convenors are recommended to ensure U12 players handicaps are reduced or increased using the SSS of 66 from the mens tees. Also, the PM scores for the U18 Boys have not been entered on the system yet. [Read More...]

Mens Scottish Amateur Championships – Grant wins!

Recent EL Junior Grant Forrest of Craigielaw is the Scottish Amateur Champion for 2012. Held over the great links at Royal Dornoch, 19 year old Grant was an unseeded player, but he played magnificently to reach the final with some big wins on the way. In the final, over 36 holes, Grant beat Richard Docherty by 9&7. Zander Culverwell (Dunbar), and Greg Smail, also of Craigielaw, both lost narrowly in the last 16. This is a huge event to win, from 256 entrants, and Grant, I am sure, will soon be rewarded with caps at International level. The ELJGLeague congratulates Grant on winning his 3rd National title!!! For a report see the SGU website.

More International honours for Clara and Leslie!

The team to represent Scotland in the Girls’ Home International Matches to be played at Radyr, Wales, on 7 – 9 August, includes Lesley Atkins (Gullane Ladies) and Clara Young (North Berwick). At the Girls’ British Open Amateur Championship at Tenby, Wales, from 13 – 17 August, Scotland will be represented by Lauren Whyte, Captain (St Regulus), Rachel Walker (Dumfries & County) and Clara Young (North Berwick).

Upcoming Events

In the week commencing Monday 6th, Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th August, there are Junior Opens at Kilspindie, Royal Musselburgh, and The Glen. Get your entries in soon!! See our Calendar under “Events.” Unfortunately, the Glen JO is the same day as the Regional Qualifier at Silverknowes for the Highland Spring Scottish Championships. Can you play in both?

Friday, 27 July 2012

Gullane Junior Open Today

100 kids competing - 36 holes on 2&3 , or 18 holes on 3 for Girls and younger boys - and the weather is good !!

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Scottish Girls Draw


The second qualifying round of the Paul Lawrie Foundation Scottish Under-18 girls championship was cancelled because the Crail Golfing Society Craighead course was flooded by overnight rain.
Players' qualifying number listed after their club
8.30 Lesley Atkins (Gullane Ladies) (1) v Emma Kennedy (Dumfries and Galloway) (32).
8.37 Danielle Kerr (Roxburghe) (17) v Eva O'Connor (Bothwell Castle) (16)).
8.44 Lauren Whyte (St Regulus) (9) v Clare Gadsby (Crieff) (24).
8.51 Chloe Goadby (St Regulus) (25) v Emily Aird (Blairgowrie) (8).
8.58 Heather Munro (Monifieth) (5) v Nicola Robertson (Dunblane New) (28)
9.05 Rachel Walker (Dumfries and Co) (21) v Linsey Stevenson (Elie and Earlsferry) (12)
9.12 Katie Wright (Stranraer) (13) v Eilidh Watson (Muckhart) (20)
9.19 Tara Mactaggart (Minto) (29) v Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Ladies) (4)
9.26 Nicola Callander (Mill Green) (3) v Olivia Borwick (McDonald Ellon) (30)
9.33 Charlotte Munro (Gullane Ladies) (19) v Katie McGarva (Troon Ladies) (11)
9.40 Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) (11) v Alexandra Tait (St Regulus) (22)
9.47 Mirren Fraser (Powfoot) (27) v Hannah Scott (Broomieknowe) (6)
9.54 Emma Hale (Troon Ladies) (7) v Rachel Irvine (Largs) (26)
10.01 Tegan Seivwright (Deeside) (23) v Claire Robertson (Carnoustie Ladies) (10)
10.08 Kimberley Beveridge) (Aboyne) (15) v Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne) (18)
10.15 Kirsten Pryde (Deeside) (31)  v Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) (2).

Round 2 on Thursday will start at 12.30 with matches at 10min intervals.
Friday quarter-finals will start at 8.45 with 10min intervals.
Friday semi-finals will start at 1.30 and 1.40
Saturday's 18-hole final will tee oo at 9am.

The 32 qualifiers for the match-play stages of the championship were decided on the scores returned in the first qualifying round on Tuesday.

Scottish Girls


Gullane's Lesley Atkins leads the Paul Lawrie Foundation Scottish Under-18 girls golf championship at the end of the first qualifying round over the Crail Golfing Society's Craighead course in south Fife.
Lesley had a great round of 71, three under par and two under the CSS for the day.
Winner of this title, decided on match-play after two rounds of stroke-play, Atkins has timed her return to form to perfection.
She leads by three shots going into the second Q round from Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) with Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Ladies) and England-based Nicola Callander (Mill Green), daughter of a former golf magazine editor, sharing third place on 75.
Par 74. CSS 73
71 L Atkins (Gullane Ladies)
74 C Jaffrey (Troon Ladies)
75 N Callander (Mill Green), J Meek (Carnoustie Ladies)
77 H Munro (Monifieth), H Scott (Broomieknowe).
78 Emma Hale (Troon Ladies), E Aird (Blairgowrie), L Whyte (St Regulus).
79 C Robertson (Carnoustie Ladies), L Stevenson (Eloe and Earlsferry)
80 K Wright (Stranraer), K McGarva (Troon Ladies), K Beveridge (Aboyne), E OConnor (Bothwell Castle).
81 D Ker (Roxburghe), S McWilliam (Aboyne) C Munro (Gullane Ladies), E Watson (Muckhart)
82 R Walker (Dumfries and Co), A Tait (St Regulus), t Seivwright (Deeside)
83 C Gadsby (Crieff)
84 M Fraser (Powfoot), C Goadby (St Regulus), N Robertson (Dunblane New), R Irvine (Largs).
85 T Mactaggart (Minto), K Pryde (Deeside), Emma Kennedy (Dumfries and Galloway), O Borwick (McDonald Ellon).

Monday, 16 July 2012

Away draw at Tantallon

We nearly stole a win at Tantallon but Gary B held his nerve to slot a 4 ft birdie putt on 18 to deny Graham Swan a half and  us the victory. Solid win for Thomas Simmonds and Jamie dug deep to ovecome younger player giving 7 shots. Olly Ladbrooke was outstanding for a 1 hole win over Ross Wilson - chipping dead for birdie at the last to close him out.  Quality stuff and an excellent outcome against decent Tantallon side.

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Tantallon Today - 100% Record on the Line ??

Team today for the West

Michael Williams
Thomas Simmonds
Graham Swan
Oliver Ladbrooke
Duncan McLean
Jamie Black

Playing Reserve 

Tom Grey 

Meet 12.15 at Gullane Range 


Sunday, 8 July 2012




New event! – Lothians Boys U12/U14/U16 Championships

All Clubs should have received notification of this event. It is being held at Gullane No 3 on Monday the 13th August. (The course is in excellent condition but the rough is tough !! ) Posters and entry forms should now be available from Club Secretaries and Convenors. Please support this event. Deadline for entries is Monday the 6th August. DETAILS TO FOLLOW 


Well done Lewis and Charlotte!

The Loretto School Scottish Under 14 Championships for Boys and Girls has been held at Buchanan Castle. Charlotte Munro of Gullane Ladies, finished in 11th place with rounds of 83 and 79. Charlotte also had the best score by an Under 12 so she is now a Scottish Champion! Lewis Reid of Tantallon, finished joint 6th with two rounds of 74. For the full results see the SGU website at “Events, National” or at the SLGA website.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Stephen Gallacher Foundation - Info


Under 10 and Under 12 Flag Events
Under 15 Boy Opens and Order of Merit Tables
Under 18 Boy and Girl Opens 
and Order of Merit Tables