I accepted an invite from the State Junior Golf Association to attend the PGA Tour event, the Heritage, at nearby Harbour Town Golf Links, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, USA. The event was won by Wesley Bryan, who proved there is more to his game than just trick shots. (Check him out on Youtube.) There is an historic golfing link between Scotland and SC which we hope to mark in future through exchanges of Junior Teams. I had meetings with Officials for the Juniors and with the Heritage Tournament Director. I managed 5 rounds on excellent courses in 80 degrees under blue skies. Meantime, I was in a local restaurant and met "BEEF!" Don't spread it round, but I think he had a vegetarian meal:)! I'm back in Pinehurst NC now for more golf! Dave Warren, Secretary.
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!
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.