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Thursday 27 July 2017

New handicaps

Congratulations to Morganne McQueen and Carys Doggart on obtaining their first handicaps.

Junior Stableford and Tiger Cubs 27 July

Congratulations to Cameron Ledingham on winning today's junior stableford with 42 points and becoming a single figure handicapper! Also a great 41 points by last weeks winner Blair Welsh.

The Tiger Cubs were out as well in the afternoon but we did have to dive for cover when the heavens opened for about 10 minutes!

Well done Sam!

Congratulations to Sam Hall on winning the Gullane 36 hole Junior Open with a 1 over total of 140. (68 on Gullane 3 and 72 on Gullane 2) Brilliant scoring Sam!

Tuesday 18 July 2017

Junior success stories

Congratulations to Lucy Morrison who has had a fantastic few weeks reducing her handicap to 9. She followed up a nett 64 in the weekend medal with 49 points in Thursdays midweek stableford.  She also reached the semi final of the East of Scotland Girls Championship last week losing to the eventual winner Eilidh Henderson (Loretto) and had a solid performance in the Scottish under 16 Girls Open over the past two days. Well done Lucy!

Blair Welsh won the 10-14 year old category in the Dunbar Junior Open last week with a nett 68.

Commiserations to Sam Hall and Conor O'Toole who finished on +4 and +5 for 36 holes at the Scottish under 16s. They both narrowly missed the cut which was at +3 in a strong international field. Good performances from both.

Sam Hall halved his foursomes match and won his singles in the Lothian's Under 14's Boys team who beat  Perth & Kinross Under 14's Boys 9-3 at Royal Burgess GC yesterday (17 July).

Conor O'Toole is currently playing in the English Boys' Under 16 Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship (McGregor Trophy) this week at Burnham and Berrow Golf Club in Somerset. Good luck Conor - bunkers look interesting!

Tuesday 11 July 2017

Scottish Junior Open Troon

Brilliant experience for Blair Welsh, Lucy Hall and Toby Appleyard, led by captain fantastic Iain Welsh at the Scottish Junior Open in sunny Troon. The team had a better ball score of 57 - which you would think was absolutely fantastic on a long links course, but it wasn't quite good enough with two 54's and a 56!  But they all played really well and represented the club really well also.

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And a Scottish Golf video

Friday 7 July 2017

Normal service resumed ...summer update

Sorry we have had a break in service as yours truly blogmaster has been on holiday! There is a lot to catch up on .....

Firstly, the junior championship.  Congratulations to our new junior champion Mark Brooks.  Congratulations to runner up and defending champion Danny Hendry and semi-finalists Alessio Margiotta  and Cameron Ledingham.

Well done to everyone who qualified and played the matches is such a friendly and sporting manner.  You are all a credit to your families and the club.

Mark towering above the rest!
Scottish Boys and Girls Amateur Championship

I don't need that ladder!

Five of our members took part in the first ever joint Scottish Boys' and Girls' Championship; Lucy Morrison, Mark Brooks, Sam Hall, Danny Hendry and Conor O'Toole. Sam and Conor both made the cut and progressed to the match-play stages losing narrowly in the second round. Danny nearly got there too but lost out narrowly due to wee blip at the end of his second strokeplay round.  They will come back fighting next year with all the more experience.

Congratulations to Conor O'Toole who has been selected to represent Scotland in an under 16 friendly match against an under 16 French team this weekend at The Kittocks in St Andrews. Conor has also managed to secure a place in the English Boys' U16 Open Amateur Stroke Play (McGregor Trophy) starting on 18 July in a strong international field.

Sam Hall has been selected to play in the Lothian's Boys Team in a match against Angus today, Friday 7 July 2017 at Downfield Golf Club.

Our competitions and roll-ups continue to be well attended.

4th June Medal 
Handicap: Kirsten Murison 87 (26) 59/61
Scratch: Danny Hendry 73

24th June Medal
Handicap: Kirsten Murison 85 (22) 61/63
Scratch: Mark Brooks 72

And our Tiger Cubs have been out in force as well with lots of progress made a certificates awarded

Craigmillar Park Junior Open
Our Junior open was held yesterday and given that two opens were cancelled this week due to lack of numbers and that we are currently not on the Lothian's Order of Merit rota, we were delighted to have nearly 40 entrants

Huge congratulations to Conor O'Toole who won the event with a fantastic scratch score of 65 and reduced his handicap to 1.1. Lucy Hall was 4th scratch (the only girl in the prizewinners) with a nett 62, reducing her handicap to 16.1. 

The handicap winner was Sam Westwood (Renaissance) 76 (17) 59 and the winner of the 15 and under Kilgour Trophy was Kerr Sutherland (Peebles). See below for full list of prize winners.  Photos to follow.

Scottish Junior open 
Well done Toby Appleyard, Lucy Hall and Blair Welsh who together with Iain Welsh, finished equal 2nd in the Scottish Junior Open qualifier at Peebles this week. On the eve of a number of the world’s best golfers teeing up at Dundonald, they now get to play in the Junior Scottish Open staged nearby over the excellent municipal layout of Troon Links, Lochgreen next Tuesday. Good luck team!