DRAW NOW PUBLISHED BELOW! The Secretary has received 69 entries for this – our flagship event. If you still wish to enter, please text me direct on 07595 301425 and you might still be placed in the draw. Please notify any withdrawals the same way. Thanks to our sponsors, East Lothian Council, there will be up to £1,000 in prize vouchers and several trophies. There are sections for U18, U16, U14 and U12 for both Boys and Girls. Players need not now be resident in East Lothian. Being a current Junior Member of a Club in East Lothian is the only eligibility rule.
Joanne Free (Gullane Ladies), for the first time, and Clara Young (North Berwick) have both been selected for the Girls Home Internationals, at Donabate Golf Club, Ireland, from the 6th to the 8th August 2014. Well done! In the Scottish Ladies Junior Open Strokeplay at Alloa, some 5 former and present EL Girls did very well to be in the top 30 with Gabrielle Macdonald finishing best in T2. in In the Scottish Boys Strokeplay at Cruden Bay, which was cut from 72 to 36 holes, 4 of EL’s Juniors made the cut. Murray Naysmith finished T8, whilst Lewis Reid of Longniddry, Rob Paterson of Kilspindie and Jack Valentine of Musselburgh all made the cut. In the Scottish Youths Championship at St Andrews Jubilee, 3 former Tantallon Juniors finished in the top 16! Calum Hill shot a best of the day final round of 67, to finish 2nd, Murray Naysmith was T4, and a lot of recent hard work on the practice ground by Euan Bowden, resulted in an excellent 16th place. However – watch this name – English boy Nick Marsh won the 72 hole event by a staggering 12 shots! In the European Mens Team Championship, held in Finland, in a field of 96 of Europe’s top Amateurs, former EL Junior Grant Forrest, finished 3rd in the Strokeplay Qualifying which included a joint tournament best 65. Scotland qualified in Flight A but lost to eventual winners Spain, and then lost the 3/4 place play off to England. Grant won or halved most of his matches. In the Scottish Girls (Close) Championships at Dumfries and County from the 15th to the 19th July, Clara Young, of North Berwick, led the 16 qualifiers, with 2 rounds of 72 and 73. In the matchplay section, Clara lost in round 1, but Charlotte Munro of Gullane Ladies reached the last 8. Joanne Free, also of Gullane Ladies, reached the semi final which she lost narrowly by 1 hole to Heather Munro. For scores see here. Report. Well done all. The Scottish Boys U16 Championship was played at The Glen from the 1st to the 3rd July. EL were represented by 5 players, all 4.9 handicap or better. Lewis Reid of Tantallon was our only player who made the cut, which fell at 7 over. Lewis, now at school in Hilton Head South Carolina, had a creditable T16 finish, on 294, but was 14 shots behind the clear winner, Paul Foulquie of France, who was level par on 280 for the event. Late news – In the East Division Inter-County Matches, played at North Berwick in late June, 4 recent and current Juniors Keren Ward, Joanne Free, Lesley Atkins and Charlotte Munro, helped East Lothian Ladies to a great win which progresses their Team to the Scottish Finals. Late News – In the Faldo Series Scottish Final at Panmure, former EL Junior Tara McTaggart had a great win and will move on to the next stage. Lewis Bain was the top EL Boys performer, in T6 place.
Our thanks are due to Haddington GC for hosting Match Day 6 and to Lesley Nicholson for organising the event. There were significant moves up the table by Longniddry and Gullane, who both scored the maximum of 7 points, with Gullane overtaking Kilspindie at the top. The scoring was interesting in several ways – Connor Farrell had an Ace at the 14th, for which the League will give Connor a prize, there were no games finishing all square, and one team won all 3 games on the last hole, which shows the importance of strong finishing. The League Table has been updated. Match Day 7 is at Kilspindie on Sunday the 17th August. See article below. Results for all 6 Match Days to date appear here.
A 2nd programme of short game coaching for 10 EL Juniors by Gary Nicol has been arranged at Archerfield on Sundays the 27th July and 3rd August. The latest Science and Motion PuttLab together with “Trackman” for pitching may be in operation.
The draw and times for the next Match Day #7 at Kilspindie on Sunday the 17th August. Matches 8 and 9 appear also appear below “Read More.”
1300, 1310, 1320 Kilspindie v Craigielaw
1330, 1340, 1350 Longniddry v NBGC
1400, 1410, 1420 Tantallon v RMGC
1430, 1440, 1450 Gullane v Glen
1500, 1510, 1520 Dunbar v Haddington [Read More...]