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.
At Match Day 3 at Longniddry, 56 Players out of a possible 60 played. The Team results and leading Individual scores are here. (Click on link.) 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 Longniddry, particularly to Gareth Jack, Nathan Free, Maree Rudd and Dan Algeo. The CSSs were equal to the SSSs so it was 71 for Boys and 74 for Girls. This means that, excluding any points scored due to the extra Competition Handicap Allowance, to play to handicap Boys needed 33 points and Girls needed 35 points. Results have been sent to Home Clubs. Team Results - Longniddry beat Haddington, Kilspindie beat Musselburgh, Craigielaw beat Gullane U18s, Gullane U14s beat West Links, and Glen beat Dunbar. The Orders Of Merit can be seen under the heading "League."
Many thanks to all the people who helped on Sunday at Match Day 2, particularly Donnie Justice for the Scores etc, and to Ric Foulner who acted as Starter. The League Table and Results are all updated - see Home Page. The Team results are here. (Click on Link) The full net Stableford points results including the 2 extra CHA strokes for Boys are here The scratch Stableford points are here. The CSS was equal to SSS so for Boys CSS was 73 i.e. 34 points, excluding points gained from the 2 extra CHA strokes. For Girls the CSS was 74 i.e. 36 points. A full report will appear here soon. OOM and Match Day Prizes results have been updated - see under "League."
The Team results are here. (Click on Link) The full results for Players are here. Notably Gullane U14s beat their elders with the best total of the day, 155 points to 138. Other Teams can be assured that 4 of the U14 Players will now have their handicaps cut! Haddington beat The Glen, Craigielaw beat Dunbar, Longniddry beat Kilspindie, and West Links beat Musselburgh. Considering the strong wind, scoring was excellent, and Lewis Irvine, 12 handicap + 2 CHA strokes, had a wonderful round of 76 giving him 45 points, including an Eagle 3 at the 16th, net Albatross 2, for 5 points! Jack McDonald tied for the best Scratch points total. Fergus Brown 40, Jamie O'Connor 41, and Ruaridh McKenzie 40, all picked up Handicap prizes. Special mention must be made of 3 young Boys. Freddie Holt, Caelan Pugh and Cameron McKey who all played for West Links although none of them held a CONGU Handicap. They hold only CONGU Club handicaps of 45, 37 and 50 respectively. Having to play off the maximum handicap of 28 from the yellow tees, they scored 25, 22 and 21 points respectively. Freddie's score contributed to their Team's winning total against Musselburgh. The CSS for both Boys and Girls was CSS=SSS, equal to 36 Stableford points. The 2 extra strokes for Competition Handicap Allowance do not count for Handicap purposes. Away scores will appear in the Players' handicap records at their Home Clubs.
In the final of the County Cup at Kilspindie, Gullane, represented by Darren Howie, Liam Currid, William Ladbrooke and James Chalmers defeated Musselburgh in the aggregate double foursomes format. Although the Musselburgh pair of Cameron Blair and Jack Noon beat Darren and Liam 2 up in the scratch match, William and James beat Danny Gaines and Lewis Hannah by 5 up in the handicap match and the aggregate winning score was therefore 3 & 1 to Gullane. Well done to Gullane and as this was Gullane Convenor Martin Black's final competition before stepping dow, he went out on a high! Thanks Martin for your successful term as Convenor. Our thanks are due to all the staff at Kilspindie for presenting their course in wonderful condition, and to Captain Jim Kinross for presenting the trophy. Photos will appear soon in our "Gallery."
The final Match Day of the season was held on the 21st of August at The Glen. Results:- Tantallon 1 v Glen 2, Dunbar 1 v Haddington 2, Musselburgh 0 v Gullane 3, North Berwick 0.5 v Longniddry 2.5. Congratulations to Gullane for winning the League for the 3rd year in a row with credit also going to their Convenor, Martin Black. Longniddry vaulted into 2nd place and Dunbar and Haddington tied 3rd, but Dunbar's better goal difference edged them into 3rd place outright. League Table updated. There was no match Day Medal. Thanks to the Glen who were good hosts. Gullane Team below.
The Team Strokeplay, a best 3 out of 4 scores event, for Scratch and Handicap prizes, was held at a very windy Craigielaw on Friday the 12th August. Sadly, only 7 Teams competed. The CSS was +3 = 75 for all Players. Please submit your "away" score. A strong Longniddry Team comprising Captain David Rudd, James Morgan, Matthew Foot and Jonny Pryde, won the Trophy and the Team Scratch prizes with a total of 240 - 7 strokes ahead of Musselburgh, who won the Handicap Team Prize. Liam Currid, of Gullane, and Lewis Reid of Craigielaw won the individual Scratch prizes with 75s. Danny Gaines of Musselburgh and Liam Reid of Royal Musselburgh won the individual Handicap prizes with 70 and 73 respectively. Full scores appear below. We owe our thanks to Craigielaw for hosting this event. Thanks also to Dave Parker, Haddington Convenor, and Jack Currid, for helping. Also to the R&A for donating lots of prizes from the Open Championship at Troon. More will be awarded at the County Cup!
Thanks to all those who played at Haddington. The CSSs were U18/U16 Boys, 71 both AM and PM. U14 Boys 69, U12 Boys 68*, Girls 73*. (The small fields rule applies.) All Players are responsible for submitting their scores as "Away Scores." Convenors will be monitoring the correct submission of these and will be given the scorecards at the Strokeplay. All Players who were not present at the Prizegiving will be given their vouchers by the Secretary at a later date. REPORT AND PRIZEWINNERS FOLLOW AND SEE "ROLL OF HONOUR" UNDER "LEAGUE":- On a day of fine weather on Friday the 5th August, 50 Juniors from Golf Clubs in East Lothian were welcomed at Haddington for the annual Championships, which are generously supported by East Lothian Council. Councillor Tim Day, and Club President Gordon Blackie, were on hand to present prizes to the winners. The 50 Players were split into age groups Boys U18 and U16s, U14s, & U12s, and included 5 Girls. The 29 U18 and U16 Boys played 36 holes over the par 71 course to decide the Champion. One of the favourites, Lewis Reid, with a scratch handicap, of Craigielaw, scored 144, to win narrowly from 15 year old playing partners, 1 handicap Connor Wilson of Castle Park, who scored 145, and 2 handicap Cameron Gallagher of Longniddry, who scored 146. Finlay Goodlad of The Glen made a late charge in the afternoon with a 73 to finish third. Cameron was awarded the U16s scratch Championships, and William Ladbrooke of Gullane won the U16s handicap Championship. Jack Noon of Musselburgh, stormed in with the best pm round of 72. The outcome could not have been closer, as all 3 players were level playing the very hard 36th hole! Connor made a bogey 5, Cameron Gallacher made a par 4, but Lewis chipped in for a birdie 3 to win by the narrowest of margins! These boys could have a great future in golf - Lewis, in his last year as a Junior, will be playing in the British Boys Championship at Renaissance and Muirfield this week. Last week, Cameron won the Stephen Gallacher Foundation 54 hole U15s Championship at Bathgate by an incredible 10 shots, and in July, Connor was selected to represent Scotland in the European Young Masters in Switzerland. In the 36 hole handicap event, Jordan Chatt of Gullane, won with a net 137, 5 under par. He won by 5 shots from Ben Bathgate and Cameron Brown, both of Royal Musselburgh. The Girls scratch Champion is Shannon Young from Dunbar, now in her last year as a Junior, who also won in 2014. Shannon won the 18 hole event by only 2 strokes from 9 year old Grace Crawford, a name for the future for sure! Emma Chapman of Gullane was the leading U14 Girl and Mollaidh Nicholson of Kilspindie won the trophy for the best net score of 69, winning by 3 shots from Lucy Hall of Gullane. As 4 of the 5 (only!) Girls competing were in the U12 group, what has happened to all the older Girls in East Lothian who play? Hopefully, we will see you next year when the Championships are at Gullane! Shannon, together with William Ladbrooke and Finlay Goodlad, played in the Pro-Am at the recent Paul Lawrie Matchplay at Archerfield, with eventual third placed James Morrison. The U14 and U12 Boys also played 18 holes to decide their Champions. Jack McDonald of Musselburgh won the scratch trophy with a 78, winning narrowly from Sam Hall of The Glen, and Valdemar Hundeboll of Longniddry, who each scored 78. Angus Mather of North Berwick took the handicap trophy with a 67, winning by a single stroke from Ryan Yuill of Craigielaw. The U12s scratch Champion is Harry Bent of North Berwick, who scored 84, and as no Competitors can win more than 1 prize, the handicap trophy went to Jamie O’Connor of Gullane with a 68. So there were 8 happy trophy winners, and many other prize winners after a successful day. There are photographs of all the winners in the Gallery on the Home Page. Our thanks are due to the Officials and Staff at Haddington Golf Club for hosting, and for helping to run, this annual event. We hope the East Lothian Courier will publish results and some photos.
Jamie Duguid of Dunbar has won the Lothians Boys Matchplay Championship at The Braid Hills. See report and the full draws. Jamie beat Finlay Goodlad of The Glen in the U18s final. Cameron Gallacher beat James Morgan in the all-Longniddry U16s final whilst Cameron Adam of the Royal Burgess beat Valdemar Hundeboll, also Longniddry, in the U14s final. Well done to all, and for EL Clubs to have had 5 out of the 6 finalists is outstanding! Congratulations also to Lewis Reid and Jamie Duguid for leading the qualifiers with 70s. Thanks to also to the Mums and Dads who supported their boys. See photos in the Gallery on the home page, which are on a 10 second scroll.