The Watson Cup Committee decided that the biennial match versus the South Carolina Junior Golf Association, scheduled in 2020, would be postponed till 2022. All the Players, Officials, Donors, and other Stakeholders in the event have been informed. The event in Edinburgh and East Lothian in 2022 has been re-arranged and falls on the 5th, 6th and 7th of July, at respectively, Royal Burgess for Fourballs, Muirfield for Foursomes, and Gullane for Singles. Regarding the postponement from 2020, Tom Watson sent this note to the League Secretary:- “These unforeseen circumstances in our world’s health certainly take precedence over the Watson Cup and I concur with this prudent decision. It is my hope that it may be conducted at Muirfield, Gullane and Royal Burgess but most importantly that the world doesn’t suffer the dire projections of what this pandemic might cause.”
East Lothian Junior Golf League News
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.