The Secretary has all the trophies, which have now been engraved, won by players at the League Championships at Longniddry. These will be presented to those players at The Glen on Sunday 31st August for Match Day No 9. The League Trophy will also be presented to the winning Team on that day. It is hoped that all Teams will remain for the prizegiving.
Gabrielle Macdonald, Craigielaw, the current Scottish Ladies Champion, with a 79 and 74, to move to T16th, is attempting a “double” as she competes in the Ladies’ British Open Strokeplay at Ashburnham from the 20th to the 22nd August. Grant Forrest played in the US Amateur Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club but did not qualify for the matchplay. In the British Boys’ Championship at Prestwick and Dundonald, Lewis Bain and Murray Naysmith of EL Clubs were in the field but did not make the cut. Two other Scots led the 64+ qualifiers but Ewen Ferguson, current holder of this title, together with the 2014 Scottish Boys’ and the 2014 Scottish Boys Strokeplay titles, progressed as far as the semis. In the Boys’ Home Internationals, Scotland beat England but lost to both Ireland and Wales. In the British Girls Championship at Massereene in Northern Island, Clara Young of North Berwick made the cut in the top 64, then lost in the first round of the Matchplay. In the Girls’ Home Internationals, Clara and Joanne Free of Gullane both represented Scotland, who sadly came last in the event. Clara won her final singles match. In the Loretto School Scottish Boys and Girls U14s, Charlotte Munro of Gullane finished 16th. The Fairstone Scottish Mens’ Amateur Championship was played at Downfield, Dundee. Around 24 present and former EL Boys were in the field of 256. Grant Forrest of Craigielaw, Euan Bowden and Chris Low, both of Tantallon, and the holder Alexander Culverwell of Dunbar, all did well. The event was won by Chris Robb. To see the results, click the link above. For a report see here. Euan Bowden has won the prestigious Willie Park Putter, the Gents 36 hole Open, at Royal Musselburgh with scores of 74 and 64! Well done!
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.
Our thanks are due to Kilspindie GC for hosting Match Day 7 and to Todd Jerome and Chris Stirling for organising the event. Kilspindie beat Craigielaw 5-2 to take top place, whilst Gullane, the previous leaders, lost to The Glen 5-2. Dunbar moved into contention with a 6-1 win over Haddington, and are guaranteed 6 points in Match Day 9 as RMGC have withdrawn. Kyle Irvine, playing for Craigielaw, single-handedly beat his 2 opponents, whilst brother Lewis lost only 2 down in his match against 2 opponents! The League Table has been updated. Match Day 8 is at Gullane No 2 on Sunday the 24th August at 2 p.m. Results for all 7 Match Days to date appear below. With only 2 Match Days left, the top 5 Teams all have a chance to qualify for the JTG Finals, and 4 of them are in direct opposition – Gullane v. Kilspindie and Tantallon v. Dunbar. [Read More...]
A 2nd programme of short game coaching for 10 EL Juniors by Gary Nicol was delivered at Archerfield on Sundays the 27th July and 3rd August. The latest Science and Motion PuttLab together with “Trackman” were in operation. Our thanks go to Gary. More be arranged in future.