Orders of Merit are now published under the "League" drop down! Selection for the Match against Florida Juniors will be based on the positions after MD6. (See OOM article below for more details.) The CSS at Dunbar was +3 for all competitors so equalling the CCS would require 34 points for Boys and 32 for Girls (this excludes any extra points attributable to their CHA of 2 strokes.) Away scores have been sent to Home Clubs. The Team results and leading Individual scores are here. (Click on link.) All individual scores are here, Gross and Net. A list of Prizewinners at all Match Days is here. Collect from Dave Warren. The highlights in the strong winds were a gross 73 by James Morgan and 39 points by Jack Lucas. Our thanks are due to Dunbar GC for hosting us, in particular to Junior Convenor Chris Greco, to the Starters - Jane Nelson and Andy Allan, and to Liz Thom who input all the scores for us. Leaders Craigielaw were defeated by the Gullane U14s, Longniddry beat Dunbar, Gullane U18s beat The Glen, and both West Links and Haddington received walkovers.
Dear Convenors and Players, sadly, after consultation with a few Convenors, some of whom still have Teams in the diminished draw, I have made the decision to postpone this years County Cup due to be played on Tue - Thu next week at Longniddry. This is due to the number of Teams who have already scratched, and to other Teams in the draw who are now finding great difficulty in getting Players. The proximity to the Scottish Boys and Girls Championships starting on Friday was at first not thought to be a factor, but Players are quite rightly focussing on the Scottish events. Our County Cup would therefore be a much diluted event if we played it next week. I thank all the Convenors for trying to raise Teams for this event. Perhaps if you are going to be at Dunbar for Match Day 5 on Sunday, you can give me your thoughts on alternative dates that might work. Dave Warren.
Our biggest event is here again! It is being played over Gullane No. 2 and No. 3 on Friday the 11th August. This link to the flier gives you details on how to enter. There are huge prizes so better enter soon!
The Lothians Team of 4 in the Area Team Championships at Stranraer were all Boys from East Lothian. David Rudd and Cameron Gallagher from Longniddry, Aaron Hall from Kilspindie and Connor Wilson from Castle Park. They finished 6th out of 16 Teams. Scores. After an average score in the foursomes, in the Individual Medal Aaron scored 70, David 73, Cameron 75 and Connor 75. CSS was 72. The Scottish Boys and Girls Championships are at Drumoig and Scotscraig beginning on Friday 30th June. There are 12 East Lothian Players in this draw. Good luck to all!
The latest Orders of Merit appear on this website at the "dropdown" underneath "League." The best 5 out of 9 scores in all the Match Days will win the trophy and the top prize. In the Scratch OOM, the leader after 5 Match Days, is Jack McDonald by 16 points from Sam Hall and Lewis Hannah. In the Handicap OOM, Lewis Irvine leads the way by 12 points from Jamie O'Connor, Ruaridh McKenzie and Jack Lucas. With 4 Match Days still to go, anyone can win! After Match Day 6, our Team to face the combined Team from Longniddry and Florida will be selected from available players in the top 6 of each of the OOMs. The match will take place at The Renaissance Club on Sunday the 23rd July. The current 12 leaders are highlighted in Green (Scratch) and Red (Handicap) and they should keep Sunday the 23rd July free for the Match against North Florida and Longniddry Juniors ! But they could be overtaken easily at Match Day 6 so there is all to play for. The Longniddry League Team Members are highlighted in Blue as they might be selected for Longniddry.
Clara Young, of North Berwick Golf Club, and a former ELJGL and Scottish Champion, has won the prestigious St Rule Trophy at St Andrews New and Old Courses with these sensational scores listed below. Report here. In the following week, Clara lost narrowly by 2 holes in the final of the Scottish Ladies Championship after coming from 5 down to all square with 3 holes to go. Report here. Great form shown by Clara resulting in her selection for the Scottish Team for the European Ladies Team Championships in Portugal in July. Well done Clara. Grant Forrest, another former ELJGL Player and Scottish Champion, had his highest finish on the Challenge Tour with a T4 place including a last round of 64 and we wish Grant success in his quest of a full European Tour card this year.
Scoring on MD4 was very good in the fine weather, so the CSS was 71, one less than the SSS. This equates to 36 Points. Home Clubs have been notified of the scores. The Team results and leading Individual scores are here. (Click on link.) Leading Net Points scored are here. Scratch Points are here. The revised Orders of Merit can be seen under "League" on this site. Our thanks are due to hosts Craigielaw, particularly to Gordon Smith, Hector McLean, Scott Gillies, Derek Scott, and the 3 Members who checked all the cards. Team Results - Craigielaw beat Musselburgh, The Glen beat Longniddry, Gullane U18s beat West Links, and Gullane U14s beat Haddington. As Kilspindie and Dunbar were both unable to raise Teams and their match against each other was declared void. Craigielaw's win keeps them in top place but Glen and Gullane U14s are within touching distance and the latter play Craigielaw in the next Match Day at Dunbar on Sunday the 25th June.
Congratulations to all the Players who qualified to represent EL Schools vs. Edinburgh on 26th September venue TBA. See full article from Kate Green here.
Royal Musselburgh are kindly making their course available for a Pro-Am event for our League! This event will be held on Friday the 20th October 2017 at 1000. Club Teams will comprise their Pro, their Junior Convenor, and two Junior Players. Teams from Clubs with no Pro will be paired with a Pro from one of our local Clubs. If the Junior Convenor is unavailable, then a third Junior or a member of the Club Committee could play instead. There is no entry fee and a buffet lunch will be provided for all competitors. The format will be the best two scores from four. Prizes for both Professionals and Amateurs will be awarded.
The owners of Renaissance Golf have generously given courtesy times from 1200 on Sunday the 23rd July to East Lothian Juniors, so that a Match can be played against a combined Team of Juniors from North Florida and Longniddry.* (See previous news item.) The League and the Florida organisers will fund a BBQ (cost £20) after the Match for all 24 players, whilst watching the final round of the Open Championship on TV. The Team for East Lothian will be finalised after Match Day 6 at Kilspindie on the 16th July. The leading players in the Orders of Merit, both Scratch and Handicap, will be selected, and the winning Team (or the runners-up if Longniddry win) in the final of the County Cup on the 29th June at Longniddry will also qualify to play. Any other spaces may be filled by reference to the results of the 2016 Championships at Haddington. As Longniddry players will be playing with Florida against the League, they can't play for the ELJG League Team! Convenors and Parents who wish to attend, and enjoy the BBQ and Open Golf, should contact the League Secretary.