The new site is now online and can be seen here. Details of Junior events in the Area are, or will be, posted here. The coaching squads for 2014/15 are displayed and we are pleased that 10 EL Boys are in the squad of 20.
Well done to the Gullane Juniors who won the Junior Team Golf Scotland Final played at a windy Kingsbarns on Sunday the 26th October. Their combined score was 392 winning by six shots. The Team now proceed to the Final of the Junior Home Nations Cup in Spain in March 2015. The following report has been received from Martin Black, Junior Convenor. The semi final results are attached at the foot of this page. [Read More…]
EL players were well to the fore in the Race to Dunbar Finals on Sunday the 19th October. Results and report. Players qualified by being in the Top Tens of the Lothians/SGF Orders of Merit. Connor Farrell of Longniddry won the U18 Boys OOM. Greig Govenlock of The Glen had the best handicap score at the Final with an 81 net 76, which score won by 5 shots! Well done to all our players! And the League is very grateful for the contribution made to Junior Golf in The Lothians by Stephen, and by the SGF Manager, Scott Knowles. Photos will appear soon in our Gallery, by courtesy of Kenny Smith Photography from whom originals may be ordered.
Longniddry convincingly won the Junior County Cup, a foursomes matchplay format, by defeating a strong Gullane team, already holders of this years League and Strokeplay titles. Longniddry’s first pair, Jack Rogan and Connor Farrell were 2 under par by the 17th hole and 7 up in a scratch match against Joanne Free and Andrew Ni. They were well supported by Jonny Pryde and Chris Algeo who were 3 up at the 14th hole against Oliver and William Ladbrooke in a handicap match. The Longniddry Team also had the support of Nathan Free, former EL Junior, now Assistant Pro at Longniddry, and we hope his sister is speaking to him again! The full results appear below under “Read More” with a photo of the winners. The trophy was presented by Royal Musselburgh’s Captain, Jim Cunningham who was thanked for the excellent hosting of the event by all concerned at the Club. The results appear now at “League” and “Fixtures and Results.”
Tara Mactaggart, former North Berwick Junior, was in the field for the Faldo Series Grand Final in Greenbrier, USA where she finished T9 in the Girls U21 section. Longniddry won the Junior County Cup – see separate Post. The Stephen Gallacher Foundation “Race to Dunbar” concluded on Sunday 19th October – see separate post. Well done to Joanne Free of Gullane Juniors who has had a great win in a National event – the Scottish Junior Champion of Champions! Joanne carded a level par 71 over the Duke’s Course at St. Andrews. Scores. Clara Young of North Berwick won the same event in 2012. Rob Paterson of Kilspindie was T19 in the Boys’ event. Former EL Juniors Greg Smail of Craigielaw and and Calum Hill of Tantallon had a fantastic result in a US College event. See results here. Sadly, no Teams from East Lothian qualified for the Grand Final of the Clubgolf Junior Masters at Blairgowrie on the 20th October.