Congratulations to David, of Longniddry GC, who has been selected for the Academy Programme. Full details of the squads for the Boys and Girls for 2015 are awaited.
Gullane Juniors pulled off a fantastic win in the JTG Semi-Final at Alyth on the 6th September. They won by a staggering 22 strokes from their nearest rivals. All the Gullane players had good scores – see below. Joanne Free was the only girl in the event, and had a great net 68, whilst Graeme Chalmers had the best net score of the day with a 65. Well done to all of the Team, and we wish them luck in the Finals at Kingsbarns on Sunday 26th October. We hope your passports will then be required for Spain! The Glen also played in a Semi-Final at Scotscraig on the same day, and they finished a close 2nd to the winners, Eastwood GC. These scores are also found below. Scores have been received for another Semi-Final held at Downfield, in which the Kilspindie Juniors competed, but sadly, they did not qualify for the Finals either. A very strong Turnhouse won on a countback. Scores are below. [Read More...]
At the foot of this website are links enabling you to look at topical articles created by possibly the best Rules of Golf blogger – Barry Rhodes. Or you can subscribe (free) for his e-mails at this link – http://www.barryrhodes.com/ During the recent Match Day at The Glen, both players in a side should have been disqualified from a hole for an infringement under Rule 13-2 – “Improving Lie, Area of Intended Stance or Swing, or Line of Play,” [Read More...]
The European Tour Q-School first stages are being played and at The Roxburghe, former EL Juniors Elliot, Lloyd Saltman and Alex Culverwell all made it through. Neil Fenwick, on the staff at Dunbar, won the stage. All 4 go through to Stage 2 in Spain starting November the 7th. Only 25 players, out of 1000 hopeful starters, will get Tour cards! The Junior Ryder Cup at Blairgowrie was held on Monday the 22nd September and Bradley Neil, the Amateur Champion, was the only Scot in the European Team. In the SLGA County Finals at Hilton Park, East Lothian, with EL Juniors Charlotte Munro and Joanne Free in the Team, started the event by sharing the points with Renfrewshire, but eventually finished fourth. Murray Naysmith of Tantallon, was one of only 3 Scots in the Duke of York Young Champions Trophy at Royal Aberdeen, where he finished T11. Both from Craigielaw GC, Gabrielle Macdonald and Grant Forrest represented Scotland in the World Amateur Team Championships in Japan. Sadly, one of the Scots Ladies had to withdraw, so they finished well down the field, but the Men finished 9th. Both Gabrielle and Tara MacTaggart represented Scotland in the Ladies’ Home Internationals at Aberdovey in Wales, in which Scotalnd finished a disappointing last place. However, Tara did win 1.5 points from her matches. Clara Young of North Berwick, a 3-time ELJG League Girls Champion, has started her college course at Missouri University (Mizzou) at Columbia, USA. The League wishes Clara well and will watch her progress with interest. David Rudd, of Longniddry, played in the 54 hole SGU U16 Junior Tour Championship. Sadly, David missed the cut. Danny Kay, former Dunbar Junior, won the SE District Open at Bruntsfield. The Lothians Junior Champion of Champions was played at Winterfield on 14th September, result is awaited.
The League Trophy was presented to Gullane GC after they defeated a strong Tantallon side 6 – 1. The Glen, who had to win 7 – 0 to have a chance of overtaking Gullane, played brilliantly to beat Haddington by that score! Haddington played well but narrowly lost all 3 matches. Kilspindie edged into 3rd place behind The Glen by winning 5 – 2 against Longniddry. The match between North Berwick and Craigielaw, both with depleted Teams, resulted in a 7 – 0 win for Craigielaw. Dunbar were given a walkover by Royal Musselburgh who have dropped out of the League this year. So congratulations to Gullane, who also won the Team Strokeplay this year, and are now on for the “treble” in the County Cup at Royal Musselburgh on the 15th and 16th October! The League Table has been updated and photos will appear in the Gallery. Well Done to the Junior Convenors Martin Black and Gail Chalmers, and to the Gullane Team. Press article below under “read more”