The OOMs for 2019 have been updated after MD9. A total of 127 different Players have so far competed in MDs in 2019. Girls and Boys are both playing for the same prizes. As the Girls are outnumbered by the Boys, there will be some additional separate prizes for them. There is a different scoring system this year. As there are 11 Match Days, it will be each Player’s 6 best scores from 11 MDs which count as their total. Instead of adding up the Stableford points scored at each Match Day, we will now award 1 point for the Player with the most Stableford points at each MD in each of the Scratch and Handicap OOMs, 2 points for the second Player and ties etc. So the Players with the lowest number of points will be the leaders of the OOMs. Other Players can see how many places they are behind the leaders. This method will counter any inconsistencies caused through some courses being easier than others and allow for parity when CHAs apply. Leading Players in each of the Scratch and Handicap categories are listed in these links. The Scratch category will be used to establish which Players from the ELJGL will be invited, Boys or Girls, to represent the League in a match against the Spanish U16 Team at North Berwick, and two Players will be offered spots in the team for the Watson Cup to be held in July 2020 over the Royal Burgess and Muirfield courses. Another place in the Watson Cup will be awarded to the winner of our ELJGL Scratch Championship to be held at The Glen on Tuesday 15th October provided that the winner has been a regular Player in ELJGL events over the preceding year or earlier years. Parity between Boys and Girls scores will be applied so that both genders at that event have a chance of gaining a place in the Watson Cup. The 4th and final place will be a “Wild Card” chosen by the Watson Cup Committee based on any outstanding performances in County, National and International events. Four Players from the Edinburgh Junior Golf League will join forces with our four Players to tackle the Team from the South Carolina Junior Golf Association.
Players totals in the final column of these spreadsheets represent how many points they have amassed from their place finishes in MDs. Playing in as many MDs as you can, increases your chances of winning the OOM Trophies and the wonderful prizes. So, play yourselves into your Team but if you are not selected for any MD, our Reserves policy will favour those in the running in the OOMs.
The 2018 OOM winners points and prizes, based on the best 5 out of 9 scores, are listed below. In total, 106 Players competed in our 9 Match Days, down 5 from 2017. In a very close finish, Max Blair of Longniddry won the overall Handicap and Lewis Hannah, despite his absence from the last MD (as he was training to become a Professional) retained his title in the Scratch so they were our 2018 OOM Champions! The Girls OOM was reduced to the best 4 out of 9 scores, and Grace Crawford won the Girls Scratch and Cassie Davidson-McQueen won the Girls Handicap. So the overall prizewinners in scratch and handicap order, with their points totals, and their “Open Championship” prizes, kindly donated by the R&A, were:
Lewis Hannah 171 and Max Blair 199 – £100 each and a shoe bag.
Jack McDonald 165 and Euan Canavan 195 – £50 each and a putter cover.
William Ladbrooke 159 and Sam Westwood 193 – £25 each and a golf cap.
James Morgan 157 and Jamie O’Connor – £15 each and a pitchfork repair tool.
Grace Crawford 119 and Cassie Davidson-McQueen 149 – £20 each and cap ball-markers.
U14s Valdemar Hundeboll 155 and Ryan Yuill 193 ELJGL Cap and Augusta ball-marker.
U12s Brodie Cunningham 133 (on count back from Fergus Brown) and Jack Collingswood – ELJGL Cap and Augusta ball-marker.
Best of season Scratch in relation to CSS – Connor Wilson 68 at Dunbar (3 under CSS) – pitchfork repair tool.
Best of season Handicap in relation to CSS – Max Blair 49 points (13 under CSS) -pitchfork repair tool.
Attendees at all 9 Match-Days were Jack Collingswood and James Wood and they each receive an Augusta ball-marker.
Obviously regular attendance and good performances are the key to featuring in the OOM prize list so try and play in as many as you can next season!