Grant, former Scottish Amateur Champion from Craigielaw, and currently on a Golf Scholarship at San Diego University, has been selected for the prestigious Palmer Cup event, between the top College Golfers from Europe and the USA, to be played at Walton Heath GC, Surrey on 26th to the 28th June 2014. Andrew Coltart, former Ryder Cup player and local resident, is the Head Coach for the European Team. [Read More...]
Clara Young of North Berwick started the month off extremely well with her 2nd place in the Irish Girls Strokeplay Championship whilst leading the Scots Girls to victory in the Team Championship. In the EL Girls Championships at Kilspindie, Joanne Free and Shannon Young won the scratch and handicap trophies respectively. (See newsfeeds below EL Ladies for details of all their Girls events.) In the Cuthbertson Cup at Broomieknowe, the EL Girls Team were unbeaten in winning the Cup, and Clara Young also had an Ace! Charlotte Munro was EL’s top performer in T17th place at the recent Scottish Girls U16 Open Strokeplay at Strathmore. Jack Rogan of Longniddry progressed the furthest, to the last 16, in the Scottish Boys Championship at West Kilbride. (See article below.)
In the season ahead, we will all probably accidentally and unwittingly breach a Rule of Golf. Maybe this will happen during a good round! Be sure you know when you have a rules “situation,” take the appropriate procedure to avoid or minimise any penalty, otherwise you could be faced with disqualification. Try the R&A site for the rules quizzes – easy moderate and difficult. Then consider progressing to the “Rules Academy” on the same site. And look at Rule 3-3 “doubt as to procedure.” It can save you from penalisation in Strokeplay events.
The Secretary has received the info pack on this event for both Boys and Girls. The finals will be held in Quinto Do Lago in Portugal from October 6th to the 11th. Former winners include Andrew Coltart, Justin Rose, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Vicki Laing and Carly Booth. As well as the best gross scores for U18s, for the first time there will be a qualifying competition for the best net scores by players who are Under 15 years of age at January 1, 2014 who will receive a two day trip to the Finals. Our League Championship and all our Junior Opens are opportunities to qualify, provided that Junior Convenors have registered your Junior Opens for 2014. Call 0844 693 1885 to register. The event is in our Calendar – see “Events”