Gabrielle Macdonald turned professional earlier this year, exciting news for Craigielaw Golf Club! She has been with the Craigielaw since the early days, representing us, Midlothian Ladies and Scottish Golf over the years. She has represented Craigielaw, Midlothian Ladies and Scottish Golf over the years.
South African Women’s Open
Her professional career sees her making her Ladies European Tour debut in this week’s Investec South African Women’s Open. Her visit to South Africa began with a joint-sixth finish in the Dimension Data Ladies Pro-Am. This was followed by 14th spot in the South African Women’s Masters. She finished third behind fellow Scot, Jane Turner, in the SuperSport Ladies Challenge and was 13th in the Cape Town Ladies Open.
Craigielaw Junior Team
Gabrielle has fond memories of playing for the junior team;
“It was great to be part of a strong junior team and a club which welcomed juniors to play as much as they wanted. Craigielaw had only been opened for a few years when I joined and had a modern approach to club competitions, as both ladies and juniors could play in all medals with no restrictions. I also loved playing in the East Lothian Junior League and being part of the team’s success at the Home Nations Finals in Spain. These competitions definitely helped me gain matchplay experience and likely played a part in my success in the Scottish Amateur Championship. Hopefully, the junior section can keep growing, and it’s great to see the juniors here today enjoying themselves despite the cold weather!”
Gabrielle’s Golf Day
There will be a Golf Day at Craigielaw on Friday 21st June, organised by Gabrielle. We will be raising funds to support her move into professional golf and for St Columba’s Hospice.
It will be a fabulous day, with the opportunity to win wonderful golf prizes. There are also exclusive sporting and leisure experiences up for grabs. There will also be a chance to beat the pro in a par 3 challenge.
The format will be a Texas scramble with a shotgun start at 1pm. It will be followed by a two course meal in the excellent Craigielaw restaurant. The entry cost of each 4 player team is £275.
To enter, please email email@example.com or find out more on Gabrielle’s website.