Seven lucky Juniors have received a 2 hour putting clinic from Gary Wolstenholme, 2-time British Amateur Champion, 6-time Walker Cup player, and now 3-time winner as a Professional on the European Senior Tour. The Juniors involved were Angus Mather (North Berwick, Jack McDonald (Musselburgh) David Dunn-Butler (Gullane) Cameron Spencer (The Glen) Joe Cookson (Haddington) Charlie Malcolm (North Berwick) and Jonny Pryde (Longniddry). Gary talked about the basics of putting, and about the value of using putting drills. He then gave a demonstration, after which he gave each of the Juniors a 15 minute personal lesson, whilst the other 6 Juniors practiced putting drills. Our thanks are due to Gary for taking time out from his preparation for the Scottish Seniors event at Archerfield, and to Cruden Investments for the funding for this coaching, and to North Berwick Golf Club for providing their facilities.
East Lothian Junior Golf League News
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!
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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.