Lothians News
14/04/2019 Joe Bryce (Bathgate) wins Craigmillar Park Open
Joe Bryce (Bathgate) winner of the Craigmillar Park Open with club captain, John Humphrey. (Photo courtesy of Jeremy Murphy)

Joe Bryce (Bathgate) won the Craigmillar Park Open in style today finishing with rounds of 65 and 64 for a 2 stroke win, at 10 under par. No doubt benefiting from working in the professional shop at Craigmillar Park he took advantage of course knowledge even to the extent of bouncing back from a double bogey at the first hole in his final round.

Of the 26 Lothians players taking part 15 made it to the final day with Stuart McLaren (Bruntsfield Links GS), Malcolm Pennycott (Royal Burgess GS) and Connor Wilson (Castle Park) joining Joe Bryce in the top 20 that get Lothians Order of Merit points. 

At the Scottish Boys Stroke Play Open at West Kilbride there were top 10 finishes from Cameron Gallagher (Longniddry) and Cameron Adam (Royal Burgess GS). This completed a busy and successful week following their wins at the Junior Tour event at Southerness the previous weekend where Gallagher won the U18 section and Adam the U16 section.

11/04/2019 Three Lothians boys well placed going into the final day of the Scottish Boys Open at West Kilbride

Of the 14 Lothians boys playing in the Scottish Boys Open Stroke Play Championship at East Kilbride this week 4 have reached the last day tomorrow after the 36 hole cut came at two over par. Those in 40th place or tied got through to the last two rounds from the international field of 144 players. The original qualifying handicap was 3.6 although a few others got in after call offs.

Cameron Adam (Royal Burgess GS), Cameron Gallagher (Longniddry) and Jack MacDonald (Dunbar) are all sitting in 6th position at 3 under par just two behind the leaders. Josh Beveridge (Bathgate) had a tremendous one under par first round, playing off a handicap of 5, and clung on today to just make the cut. With only 7 shots covering the final 41 players anything can happen over the last two rounds. Just missing out were Cieran Paterson (Ratho Park), on +3 and Calum Robinson (Turnhouse), on +4.

We wish them all the best of luck tomorrow.

If you cannot be there you can follow the live scoring on the SGL website.

01/04/2019 Champion of Champions and Handicap Matchplay Draw

The draws for the above tournaments are now on the website and those involved should also be getting information from their club/society secretaries alerting them to this and mentioning the way to contact your opponents. The draw for the Champion of Champions can be seen here and for the Handicap Match Play here. Play well and if you do we look forward to seeing you at Archerfield in August.

01/04/2019 Fife win Winter League

Congratulations to Fife who won the Lothians & Fife Winter League after a good win against West at Crail yesterday. The match scores can be seen here.

31/03/2019 Cameron Gallagher (Longniddry) wins Champion of Champions

The Lothian Boys Champion of Champions was held this year on Sunday 30th March at Craigmillar Park Golf Club. The golf course was in magnificent condition and the weather was glorious for the boys who qualified for the tournament by winning their Junior Club Championships at their home club.

The hosts club Captain John Humphrey was in attendance and along with the clubhouse staff made us all very welcome, a big thank you to their club for allowing the Lothians to hold the event at their course on a Sunday morning. Special mention to our referee for the day Mary Richardson of Craigmillar Park

The Scratch and trophy winner on the day was Cameron Gallagher (Longniddry) with a 67 despite a double bogey at the par 5 17th hole, followed by Jack Noon (Musselburgh) who shot 69. Jamie Simpson (Bruntsfield Links GS) was 3rd on 71 on the better inward half. The handicap winner was Kiron Gribble (Melville) who scored 79 less 15 net 64. Neil Canavan (Kilspindie) won the second handicap prize with a score of       71 less 6 for a nett 65. All the scores can be seen by clicking here.

The tournament is sponsored by Caermount and their Captain Graeme MacKenzie was there to present the trophy to Cameron and the other prize winners.


Neil Anderson

25/03/2019 Stirlingshire get the better of Lothians at Glenbervie

The first men’s area team match of the season was against Stirlingshire at Glenbervie Golf Club. This season we have a new Lothians Men’s team Captain Tam Caldwell who has taken over from Keith Reilly both of Silverknowes. The Lothians would like to thank Keith for his dedication to the Men’s team over the years.

 Both team consisted of 8 men and 2 juniors and was to be played for the Crichton Trophy first played for in 2013. The Lothians were the holders of the Crichton Trophy going into the match.

 The opening tee shots are normally hit with the Ochil Hills in the background but with the freezing wind, sideways rain and low cloud they were nowhere to be seen, although they did appear later. The season opener with everyone well wrapped up in waterproof, hats, gloves etc.

 The Lothians were beaten 10 ½ v 4 ½ against a strong Stirlingshire team. The match result and scores are shown here.

 Special mention to one of the Lothians Juniors, 14 year old Josh Beveridge (Bathgate GC) was Lothians top point scorer on the day with a win in the foursomes with Andrew Fernie (Bruntsfield Links) and a great halved match against one of the Stirlingshire men in his singles match.

 Overall a disappointing result with 8 of the 10 single matches going up the last in a closely fought match in trying conditions. The score line doesn’t really reflect the tale of the match. Sadly Tam had to hand over the Crichton Trophy to his Stirlingshire counterpart in his first match as Captain.

 The next match for the men’s team is against Northumberland at Musselburgh on Sunday 28th April 2019.

 Neil Anderson (Men’s Selection Chairman)

20/03/2019 Lothians Boys Champion of Champions
Craigmillar Park Golf Club venue for the 2019 Boys Champion of Champions

In a break with tradition and in an attempt to involve all the current champions the Caermount sponsored Boys Champion of Champions is being held at Craigmillar Park on Sunday 31st March. The draw can be seen here and we look forward to returning to Craigmillar Park where the Centenary Trophy, presented by that club, was first played for in 1995.