The Fairstone Scottish Mens’ Amateur Championship is underway at Downfield, Dundee. Around 24 present and former EL Boys are in the field of 256. Incredibly, Grant Forrest was drawn in Round 1 against fellow Craigielaw member and good mate Greg Smail! Grant won and moved on. In Round 3, Euan Bowden and Chris Low, both Tantallon, have been drawn against each other! To see live scoring, click the link above.
The programme for the Scotland Finals in 2014/15 means that our 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed Teams in the League may either go to Alyth on the 6th September, Downfield on Saturday the 13th September, or Scotscraig on Sunday the 14th September. The Scottish Final will be at Kingsbarns on Sunday the 26th October. We have paid for the entry for our League winners, and participation is optional for the Teams placed 2nd and 3rd.
DRAW NOW PUBLISHED BELOW! The Secretary, David Warren, has received 70 entries for this – our flagship event. If you still wish to enter, please text him 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. Draw revised slightly – please check below!
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.