Valdemar Hundeboll, Adam Nichol and Annie Wilson joined European Tour Senior Professionals in the Pro-Am of Scottish Seniors Staysure Tour event at Craigielaw on Friday and Saturday, 16th and 17th August. Elsewhere, there has been a great deal of success for our current and former EL Juniors this month. At the Lothians Boys’ Matchplay at The Braids, Euan Canavan, Valdemar Hundeboll, Harry Bent and Andrew Hendry all won their way through to their age group Finals. Valdemar won the U16s, Andrew beat Harry in the U14s final, whilst Euan lost in the final of the U18s to Cairan Paterson. Full report here. Grace Crawford won the Scottish Girls U14 event at Elgin after a play-off. Her scores were 77 followed by a 3 under par 71. Scores here. Check the U16 Girls score here. The Scottish Boys U14 at Newmachar has been completed CHECK THIS SCORE! of 62 – 10 under par – by an U14 Player – Hugh Adams from England! Not surprisingly, Hugh won the 36 hole event by 8 strokes. Josh Beveridge was T6 and Andrew Hendry was T10. Over one third of the Scottish Players in this competitions are regular Players in our League. Connor Wilson finished T8 in the Amateur Champion Gold Medal at Leven. Scores here. In the US Kids British Kids Championships at Woodhall Spa there has been considerable success in several age groups. See them all here. Fraser Walters was T2 in the Boys 9 and Stella Walters was 3rd in the Girls 8, Aidan Lawson won the Boys 10, and Alexander Yuill was 3rd in the Boys 11. At International level, Cammy Gallagher and Grace Crawford played in the Junior Home Internationals in Wales and Scotland respectively. The Scottish Boys lost their first 2 matches against Ireland and England, but won against Wales. Cammy won two singles matches against Irish and Welsh opponents. In the Girls‘ Scotland lost to Ireland, but Grace won her foursomes. They lost heavily to England and Wales so won the “wooden spoon.” In the Faldo Series at Bruntsfield, Jack McDonald, in the U18 Group, won the overall event with a great score of 4 under par for the 3 rounds. Jack was 12 shots ahead of Joseph Cookson who was 2nd in that Group. James Morgan, a recent ELJGL player and now at a Junior College in Iowa, won the U21 Group with a 3 under par total. Jamie Duguid was 3rd and David Rudd was 6th. Both Jack and James, room-mates on the ELJGL trip to Pinehurst in 2018, are both now going to Abu Dhabi for the 23rd Faldo Series Grand Final beginning on the 1st November. In the Lothians Boys Championship qualifying, Callum Kenneally led the way for the 37 Boys involved with a 69, followed by 4 other players on 71 including Jack McDonald, Aaron Hall and Euan Canavan. Jack didn’t take part in the Matchplay because he went off to the British Boys in Devon but he did not make the cut. Lucy Hall, conceding 11 shots, narrowly lost in the final of the St Andrews Junior Ladies Open Quaich (handicap) over the Old Course despite shooting a 79! (Lucy is on the left of the photo below.) Elsewhere, Fergus Brown played in the English U14 Open Strokeplay at Trentham, but sadly missed the cut. Andrew Hendry played in the North of England U14 Championship. Valdemar Hundeboll is still in the lead in the Lothians Boys OOM The counting JO at The Glen on the 7th August was abandoned. Ric Foulner and I will soon be selecting a Team for the annual Match v. Spains U16 squad at North Berwick on Monday the 26th August.
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More news from the US Kids – Ryan Killorn finished 4th in the 11 year old section by scoring an impressive 72 round Craigielaw in the final round. Ryan had previously won Gullane’s U14s Club Championship Championship with a gross 66 round No.3! Photos below. Well done Ryan!
Five of East Lothian’s Clubs, The Glen, Longniddry, Craigielaw, Musselburgh and Royal Musselburgh played host to around 600 Juniors from all around the world, who were competing in the US Kids Golf European Championships. The week climaxed in a Match between all the winners and runners-up in the older age categories, for the Van Horn Cup. All the scores can be seen on the US Kids website here.
The draw for the Cup match, and photos can be seen below. Aidan Lawson was playing in the top match in the four ball format, and with partner Jack Conroy, finished 5 under par to score a point for their Team. Aidan’s Dad John was an excellent caddie, especially in the chilly conditions! The League Secretary later met up with the US Kids Golf founder, Dan Van Horn, and Director Chris Vonderkall, who have again kindly promised to make a donation to the League which will be used to subsidise the costs of our League’s next trip to Pinehurst. Thanks Dan and Chris!
Ryan with his trophy from the US Kids and his scorecard from the Gullane Championships showing his 66!
Lynne Malcolm has kindly sent the results of the second GolfSixes event, held at The Glen on Sunday 22/5 at Craigielaw. Gullane had the best total, followed by Craigielaw and The Glen who were tied for 2nd. The updated League Table will appear here after each event. The Glen remain in the lead after 2 events.
The new season of Golf Sixes is about to start. There are six Teams competing. The schedule is detailed below and all dates are on our Calendar on our website. The Sixes are an important part of keeping the League refreshed with new Players after they obtain handicaps. so they deserve our support. We already have some 8 and 9 year olds playing in League Matches. We will publish the Golf Sixes results and League Table on our website Katy McNicoll, a professional at The West Links, North Berwick, is organising this years events. Contact Katy at [email protected]
Dear Players, please see the standard Match Day information for 2022 at this link.
Viewing the List of Entrants and Draws – On the App, go to the Match Day concerned and click on it. As Players enter events through the Golf Genius App, their names appear in the section marked “Member Portal.” If you click on that, you will then see “Tee Sheets” which is a place where any draws made for our Competitions are If the event is open for registration, then all the entrants are listed there. But if the event has not yet been opened for registration, you will see the message “No rounds available.” However, you can still see the “Tee Sheets” if you click on “Member Portal,” and then click on “Tee Sheets.” Once the draw has been made, then the Order of Play can be seen under Tee Sheets” in tee-time order, and also in alphabetical order.
Scoring – This link will take you to a very good and brief explanation in a YouTube video on how to record scores on the Golf Genius App in your group during your rounds in our League. Have a look at it and you will feel more confident about using the scoring App all the time. For the rest of the 2022 season however, we will continue to use scorecards but please “double up” by also using the App to practice using it. Next season it will be optional for group to use scorecards or keep the scores on the App.
Benefits from using the App –
One person in your group can record all the scores on the App while the other players are teeing off. This will save time and speed up play. You can view the leaderboard. At the scoring desk, all the entered scores can be seen and cross checked more easily and quickly. Arithmetic will be correct. Illegible figures on scorecards, and there shouldn’t be any, can be checked against the App.