The SGF National Matchplay was played recently at Castle Park and one of our League players, Alexander Yuill, won the final. Alexander was 3 down with 3 to play, and eventually won at the 22nd hole. The event was a WAGR event, so Alexander will receive his first points on that listing. Scott Knowles of SGF presented the Trophy to Alexander.
Here are the results from the latest Golf Sixes event held at Seton Sands on the 30th April, kindly sent on by Kate Green. Photo below. A huge thanks to Seton Sands Golf Course for hosting our first ever fixture on their great 9 hole par 3 course. Bit longer than what we’re used to but a fantastic facility! Thanks to all the parents and grandparents for walking round and supporting the players. Thanks also to all the local club PGA Pros that came along and supported their Golf Sixes teams (Katy McNicol (NB West Links), Myles Cunningham (Gullane), Fraser Malcolm (The Glen) and Cammy Donaldson (Craigielaw) – your time is very much appreciated.
Golf Sixes Match 1 @ Seton Sands: Results
1st Gullane 125
2nd Craigielaw 117
3rd West Links 110
4th The Glen 105
5th Team EL 96
Longest drive at 3rd Archie Brownlee. Nearest pin at 1st Freddie Bradley Nearest pin at 6th Oscar (The Glen) Best pair score: Freddie Bradley and Lucas Sadler tied with Charlie and Ben Carmichael with 42 points … all Gullane GC
We are grateful to all the Junior Team organisers for giving their time to arranging for their Players’ attendance and participation in the SJTC event at Stirling. There were 120 competitors representing 20 Teams and Areas/Counties from across Scotland, in the recent 5th playing of the Championship. 24 Girls competed, the highest number ever.
Our thanks go to all at Stirling Golf Club for hosting this event. Their welcome, hospitality and assistance, was truly fantastic, and the names of all concerned were mentioned at the prize giving. And thanks are also due to Scottish Golf for supporting this event.
Excellent assistance in setting up this complex event was received from Jenny Potter at Golf Genius. The smooth running of the day could not have happened without the assistance of local Starter Robbie Roy, Assistant Directors Sue Warren and Gareth Jack, and local Junior Convenors Fiona Kelly and Angela Dickson. Our thanks are due also to our Patron, Catriona Matthew, to friends at the R&A for donating prizes, and to some American friends who obtained prizes for the event from the US Masters and from the US Womens Open.
Please see attached list of winners and prizes. The scores can be seen on the Golf Genius App using the access code QXFSEQ. No other info is required to access it. All prizes have now been awarded, some by post to the winners.
Congratulations to the Team from Swanston (photo attached) who, led by David Morrans their Junior Convenor, (photo attached) in their first appearance in the Competition, won the trophy, donated by Ian Howarth, with the best 5 out of 6 points total of 186, narrowly beating Drumpellier and Dumbartonshire on 184 and 183 points respectively. The 3 all-Girls Teams present representing the East or West of Scotland were led by the West of Scotland Girls (Blue) team with 182 points. They were awarded US Masters visors signed by Catriona Matthew, one of our Patrons.
The best individual net scores were 51 points by Olivia Thompson of East Girls, and 48 points by Owen Hayward of Swanston. The best gross points scores were 37 by Jamie Gibb of Aboyne, and 29 by Ava Graham of West Girls.
We look forward to seeing you, or other Teams from your Leagues, at the 2023 event which will be held at Elderslie Golf Club on Sunday September 24th.
Regards, Dave Warren
SJTC Tournament Director.
Congratulations to Craigielaw for winning the League again this year for the 3rd year in succession. The scoring can be seen below. The MD was won by West Links Fidra Team, who finished only 1 point ahead of the home Team, The Glen. The League Table has been updated and is now on this website. Gullane held on strongly to 2nd place, fighting off challenges from West Links Bass and Haddington. So both Craigielaw and Gullane will represent the League in the Scottish Junior Team Championships at Stirling on Sunday the 25th September. Hudson Blair of West Links Fidra Team won his 2nd MD in a row, with 44 points following on from his 49 points at Kilspindie! The Players mentioned below will receive golf balls as prizes. News of the Order of Merit winners and prizes are in a separate post.
Here are the results for Sunday at Royal Musselburgh. All scores have been uploaded to WHS. The list of prizes can be seen here. Thanks to all at Royal Musselburgh for making us so welcome, and for having the course in tip top condition. Thanks as usual to the helpers, particularly to Stuart and Helen Findlay, Sue Warren, Ric Foulner and Jack Rogan. SCORES! First see the League Table on the Home Page! Craigielaw, in third place, gathered 10 more points and clinched the title as they now lead 2nd placed Gullane by an unassailable 18 points. Congratulations to Gordon Smith and his Team! The Home Team, Musselburgh Toun, had the best total of points on the day with 164, just ahead of the very young Team representing West Links Fidra on 163. The battle for 2nd place tightened up with the Haddington and West Links Bass Teams now only 2 and 3 points behind Gullane respectively. They have all to play for at The Glen at our final Match Day on Sunday 28th August, as a place in the Scottish Junior Team Championship is assured for the Team finishing 2nd. They will probably be playing together! Please get your entries in on the Golf Genius App and come along and view the final battle and enjoy a great course with superb views. Mention must be made of some fantastic individual net scores – Hudson Blair with 49 points, was 5 points ahead of Stella Walters and Rory McKenzie. In the gross section, Evie McCallum had a great 69 gross, for 40 points, leading Sean Gallacher and Aidan Lawson by 45 points. NOTE – If you won a prize and/or a trophy in our Championships at Kilspindie, these were available at Royal Musselburgh for collection by the winners, a list of whom can be seen on this website. Some of these prizes still need to be collected. Any problems, give me a call. Dave Warren 07595 3901425.
These are the results from Match Day 8 at Haddington. Apologies for the delay. The website was down for some maintenance. Thanks to Haddington for hosting us, and to Shona and Steve for their usual excellent help. Haddington romped in as winners on their own course, just 4 points ahead of the consistent Craigielaw Team. The Team and Individual scores can be seen below, and the Order of Merit standings can be seen at this link, There are only 2 more Match Days to go, so if you only have 4 appearances in the League this season to date, you have to play in both MDs 9 and 10 in order to feature in the prizes! Both MDs are open for entries on Golf Genius.
A big thanks to Gordon Smith and Craigielaw for hosting MD7 on the hottest ever golf day for our League! Thanks to Shona and Jack, for all their help, particularly Jack, who was the water-bearer to the Players! Well done to Craigielaw for achieving top spot for the first time this season! Kilspindie, with their 3rd consecutive second place, and West Links Bass were both close behind. In the individual net, first timer Kate Thomson led with 43 points, narrowly beating Charlie Mack and Andrew Irvine. In the gross section, Lewis Russell scored 36 points, one point ahead of Fergus Brown and Magnus Braby. All scores have been uploaded to WHS and can be seen on the Golf Genius App. The Orders of Merit have been updated and can be viewed in the App or here at this link. Click on “Standings” and choose the scratch or handicap lists. Sean Gallacher leads the scratch OOM by 23 points from Magnus Braby. Alex Martin has taken over the lead in the handicap OOM but has two close challengers in Cameron Brown and Oscar Wilkinson. However, even Players who have played in only 3 MDs could catch the leaders as the total points will be by taking the best 6 out of 10 scores. The next MD is on Sunday the 24th at Haddington. Please get your entries in asap using the Golf Genius App. And please enter the ELJGL Championships on the 15th August at Kilspindie. It is our biggest event, with lots of prizes.
This is the overall total score for the 2022 Watson Cup Matches. The three scores in each match are the results of the front 9, back 9, and finally the 18 hole match. Congratulations to the South Carolina Team who won a closely fought contest by the score of 27 points to 24. Well done to the East Lothian and Edinburgh Team for putting up a good fight and several matches just turned against them otherwise the result could easily have been reversed! In each of the games, there was one point for winning each 9 holes, and one point for winning each 18 hole game. Thanks to Golf Genius for managing the complex scoring format! Photos will be published soon.
Here are the results of the singles at Gullane No. 2.
The draw for Day 3 at Gullane No.2 for the Singles is below. Here is a downloadable version. There are going to be some incredible matches! Come along and watch. Please do not use the Gullane Visitors Clubhouse. They do not have a passing trade licence so non-playing spectators will be asked to leave. Players etc are assembling instead at the Watchman Hotel near the Children’s Golf Course at 1100 at the latest. There is parking and a bag store there for the Players golf bags. They will all be given Goodie bag with food, as the matches start at 1215. Other Parents and supporters can take lunch in the Watchman from a menu, for £14. Good luck tomorrow to all the Players.
These are the results of the Foursomes at Muirfield on Wednesday.
This is the draw for Day 2 of the Watson Cup for the Foursomes at Muirfield. Here is a printable version. Would both Teams and Reserves, and Officials, please arrive in full blazer, shirt, tie and chinos. Please arrive at 1300 at the earliest. Leave Clubs at the East entrance and place kit, the one to be used is noted on the draw below, in the locker room. Then proceed through the outdoor route to the Club Room for lunch at 1345. Team photos outside Clubhouse. Warm up from 1430. First Tee at 1500. Photos from Royal Burgess will be added later.
These are the results of the Wednesday Four-Balls at Royal Burgess. Well done to the South Carolina Team for easing into a lead – 8.5 points to 3.5 points. But there are still 39 points to play for!
This is the draw for Day 1 of the Watson Cup. The two Captains, DJ Russell and Stephen Behr, have exchanged Team Sheets. Here is a printable version. These look like being tremendous matches! Timetable below:
The Timetable Day 1 for the Fourballs at Royal Burgess Players and Officials arrive no later than 1100. Dress code for Players and Captains is navy blazer, white shirt, Watson Cup tie, and the sand coloured chinos from Ralph Lauren. For Committee members it is navy blazer, white shirt, club tie of your choice, and grey trousers. For all other Parents and Siblings and Guests, dress code is optional, but casual wear must be smart, and excludes the wearing of jeans, football shirts, trainers and caps.
The Timetable Day 1 for the Fourballs at Royal Burgess Players and Officials – arrive in your blazers etc no later than 1100. Dress code for Players and Captains is navy blazer, white shirt, Watson Cup tie, and the sand coloured chinos from Ralph Lauren. For Committee members it is navy blazer, white shirt, club tie of your choice, and grey trousers. For all other Parents and Siblings and Guests, dress code is optional, but casual wear must be smart, and excludes the wearing of jeans, football shirts, trainers and caps.
The Vice Captain of Royal Burgess will welcome everybody, and make a short speech. All present will be asked to view a message from Tom Watson, after whom this event is named.