Liam Currid, a Gullane Member, has won the Lothians Boys U16s title at The Braids. Sam Hall, a Glen Member, lost narrowly in the U14s final. Aaron Hall of Kilspindie, led the qualifiers with a superb 67. Results here. Well done Boys! Not to be outdone, Jack McDonald of Haddington GC, has finished top of the Lothians Boys Order of Merit. Results here. Well done all!
Now filed under "League" "County Friendly Matches" with a slideshow.
Many thanks to Paul Wardell and Gary Nicol for the excellent coaching they provided at Archerfield for 20 of our Juniors who each received one to one Trackman swing sessions, chipping, pitching and bunker play coaching. This was funded by Cruden Investments Ltd. to whom we express our thanks. Photos:-
The Scottish Boys and Girls Championships were held recently at Drumoig and Scotscraig. Hannah Darling of Broomieknowe and Craigielaw won the Girls' Championship. Scores. Well done Hannah! 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.
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.
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.
The League is delighted to announce that a group of Ladies, all former members of Whitekirk Golf Club, have made a donation of £344 to the League's funds. By agreement, these funds will be used to purchase 4 new trophies for the scratch and handicap winners of the Girls under 14 and under 12 Categories at our annual Championships. Previous winners (see link) in these categories will have their names engraved on the new trophies. Our thanks are due to the Ladies concerned.
Photos now attached! Longniddry Juniors played against a strong North Florida Team recently. See link here. Matthew Foot, Jonathan Pryde, James Morgan, Carl Schmidt and Valdemar Hundeboll joined Marc Owenson, a former Longniddry Junior and now an Assistant Professional, on the trip organised by Valdemar's Dad Soren.
Valdemar Hundeboll of Longniddry GC, has won the U12 age group at the Ponte Vedra Invitational in North Florida by 8 strokes with a great score of level par 142 gross. Valdemar also tied for the overall prize across all age groups, but he lost narrowly at the 2nd play-off hole to a 17 year old England Boys International. Well done Valdemar, a great performance!
The attached link gives intimation and an explanation of a long overdue (local) rule change regarding players accidentally causing a ball, or ball marker, to move when on the putting green. Regardless of the local rules at any course where the League plays any of its events, this change will be adopted into our 2017 Rules of Competition until it becomes part of the next issue of The Rules of Golf .