Is anyone interested in forming an Instagram Account for the League! Let me know if you do. Dave Warren.
This is the latest version of the FULL ITINERARY for the visit by the South Carolina Team, correct at 2330 on 3rd July June. Please check back here regularly to see if there are any updates. All matters such as photos, scores, press releases, rules of the competition etc will appear under the menu heading of Watson Cup 2022 from now on. You will also see on this website a Calendar. In there, you will see entries on each day of the visit, which contain more information. Please check those daily.
DAY 4 SUNDAY THE 3RD JULY. The East Lothian/Edinburgh Team had a day off yesterday but are at Royal Burgess today. All 9 Players and 3 Reserves turned up to play in quite a strong wind, and these photos below name the Players involved.
L-R below – Sean Gallacher, Harry Bent, Callum Waugh, Jake Johnston
L-R below – Neil Canavan, Ryan Gallagher, Cameron Adam, Ciaran Paterson
L- R below – Jamie Napier, Luke Greig, Connor Currie, Sam Hall.
The SCJGA Team enjoyed a courtesy practice round at Gullane No. 2 today. Mark Elam has now turned up to bolster the SCGA support Team. Before the Team left the Golf Lodge, they paraded their wonderful new team gear, kindly donated by Ralph Lauren. A Committee member, Mike Robson, kindly drove the bus to and from the venue.
DAY 3 SATURDAY 2ND JULY. The SCJGA Team went by train to Edinburgh for a hop-on, hop-off bus tour. We secured a volunteer to take the Team bus and their golf clubs to Royal Burgess for their evening practice round. The driver, David Hardwick played with them, and brought them back safely to North Berwick having stopped for chips in Gullane.
DAY 2 FRIDAY 1ST JULY In the morning, Watson Cup Chairman Dave Warren played host at North Berwick to Brandel and Bailey Chamblee. Dave invited Major winner Catriona Matthew to join the game, and a good match ensued, in which the two Ladies had a deserved win! Brandel is one of the top golf commentators in the USA and works for the Golf Channel. I recently watched this interview about the LIV Tour in which Brandel “nails” it! It is well worth a watch!
The SCJGA Team were invited to use the practice facilities at North Berwick, but to the astonishment of their hosts, they elected instead to ascend the hill known as Berwick Law, an old volcanic plug, 613 feet high, which dominates the Town. This is the view they would have seen with the famous West Links in the picture.
The SCJGA Team then enjoyed an excellent lunch at the North Berwick clubhouse with guests Catriona Matthew, Home Team Captain DJ Russell, Watson Cup Vice President Douglas Connon, Golf Lodge hosts Tom and Emma Hill, NB Pro Martyn Huish, SCGA’s Mike Whitaker, Dave and Sue Warren, and Brandel and Bailey Chamblee. There was some excellent searching questions posed to our distinguished guests by the Junior Golfers, and much good advice given by Catriona, Brandel, Martyn, Douglas and DJ! The SCJGA Team then played the West Links at North Berwick at 5 pm. The East Lothian and Edinburgh Team had a practice round at Gullane No. 2 accompanied by Captain DJ Russell and Committee Members Jack Rogan, Derek MacGillivray and Colin Hogg. The Chamblees then walked parts of Gullane No.2 and met some of the home Players so there was no favouritism!
DAY 1 THURSDAY 30TH JUNE – The SCJGA Team of 9 players and Stephen Behr had an eventful flight over the Atlantic after a 4 hour delay in Boston! They arrived at Edinburgh at 1247, amazingly with ALL their golf clubs, baggage and the Watson Cup! They were met by Dave and Sue Warren, and Colin Hogg, who had both a 17 seater bus and a luggage van with them. After currency exchange at Marks and Spencer, and a snack, and a change of bus driver, the Team left for North Berwick, arriving to heavy rain and thunder, about 1630. At 1800, the SCJGA Team, with Sue and Dave, enjoyed a lovely meal in the Catriona Matthew Lounge in the North Berwick Clubhouse, where the Team were introduced to a “John Panton” non-alcoholic drink. They unwittingly ate haggis, which was cunningly concealed inside the chicken! Photo below proved that all made it safely here. Also pictured is Food and beverage Manager Naim Abbas. The Team then enjoyed a leisurely walk along part of the golf course on a beautifully calm and sunny evening, before returning home for a well earned rest. Meanwhile, around half of the East Lothian/Edinburgh Team had their courtesy practice round at Muirfield, accompanied by Committee members, and they enjoyed a dry round after all the showers. Dave.