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
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!
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.