Our next Match Day (No. 8) is on Sun 7 July at Kilspindie beginning at 1200. This event will incorporate the EL Girls Summer Meeting. Check your positions in our Orders of Merit! In the Scottish Womens Amateur Championship at Kilmarnock Barassie. Clara Young and Tara Mactaggart both ex ELJGL Players, made the Matchplay stages but Tara lost in the semi-finals. The latest Junior Tour event was at Royal Dornoch – scores here. The Regional Qualifying for the Open Championship has been held at 13 courses around the Country. Several ex-ELJGL Players were competing at Goswick – scores here See also Panmure here. Carys Irvine won the Kilspindie Ladies Championship, whilst Euan Canavan and Murray Cooper won the Junior Championships at Kilspindie and Gullane respectively. Alexander Yuill won the Mens B Championship at Craigielaw. David Rudd and Connor Wilson both finished T24 in the Tennant Cup at Glasgow Gailes and Killermont. Cammy Gallagher finished 5th in the field of 126 Players at the Sir Henry Cooper event at Nizels GC in Kent, scores here. Connor Wilson and Darren Howie both missed the cut in the Amateur Championship at Portmarnock -scoring here. We had 15 League Players taking part in the 54 hole SGF at Cardrona on the 15/16 June – scores here. 8 of our Boys and 4 of our Girls made the cut. Grace Crawford finished 5th and Carys Irvine was 7th. Jack McDonald was 12th and Cammy Gallagher was T13. In the British Ladies at Royal County Down, former ELJGL Junior Clara Young missed the cut. In the Paul Lawrie Foundation Junior Jug at Pollok, Jack McDonald finished T7 and Cammy Gallacher T10. Carys Irvine finished 3rd in the Girls event. 11 of our Players were involved. Scoring here. The Scottish Schools Championship was on the 10th June at Murrayshall. No results found yet. There were 15 League Players in the recent Barrie Douglas Scottish Junior Masters at Strathmore, with our top Junior finisher being Cammy Gallagher in T3 place. Valdemar Hundeboll was 12th in the Boys U16 group. In the Girls U18s, Grace Crawford was in a creditable 5th place. Tara Mactaggart, a former ELJGL Junior, won the Munross Trophy at Royal Montrose and also played well in the St Rule Trophy at St Andrews. The Munross was won last year by Joanne Free, another of our ex-Juniors. .
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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.