Lothians News
23/11/2016 Post of Secretary / Treasurer

Following the resignation of our current Secretary Neil Park, the Lothians Golf Association is looking to recruit a new Secretary/Treasurer with effect from 27 February 2017.


For further information please follow the link here: http://bit.ly/2gggnZn


For anyone interested a more extensive role description can be provided to interested parties by contacting the Association as detailed in the advert.


Applications close on 23rd December 2016.


Allan Shaw


Lothians Golf Association 

10/11/2016 Lothians Golf Association AGM

Following formal adoption of the new constitution for the Lothians Golf Association at the Special General Meeting held on 28 April 2016 and within that the change to the Association's financial year to 31 December, the AGM will be held on Thursday 9 March 2017 at Newbattle Golf Club at 7.30pm.

The papers inviting nominations for positions on the Executive Committee will be issued in the new year for return by 15 February, with the agenda and papers for the AGM then issued on 22 February 2017.

For budgetting purposes please be advised that the per capita fee for Course Owning Clubs will be held at £1.35 for 2017, with the annual subscription for Affiliated Societies also held at £30 for 2017.

12/09/2016 Cameron Blair Claims Champion of Champions Title
Cameron Blair (Musselburgh with James Mason from sponsors Caermount GC

Congratulations to Cameron Blair (Musselburgh) who claimed top spot in the Caermount GC sponsored Boy's Champion of Champions final at King's Acre.

Cameron posted a gross 72, 2 shots ahead of Liam Currid (Dalmahoy) who won the handicap prize. 

Full results can be viewed in the results section under the Competitions - Boy's tab on the web site. The CSS was 71 (+2) against the SSS of 69.   

05/09/2016 Buckstone Claim Sivewright Prize
Richard Duncan, John Notman, Martin Hunter and John Dunn from Buckstone Golf Club, winners of the Sivewright Quaich 2016

Congratulations to the Buckstone Golf Club team of Richard Duncan, John Notman, Martin Hunter and John Dunn who defeated Caermount Golf Club by 2 & 1 in the final of the Sivewright Quaich at Prestonfield yesterday.

04/09/2016 Lothians take the silver medals in the Scottish Men's Area Team Championship
Captain Keith Reilly's Lothians team just missed out on the Scottish Men's Area Team Championship at Dalmahoy today as Lanarkshire won at the last hole, in the last match, for a 5 to 4 overall victory. Of the 3 foursomes and 6 singles matches 6 went to the 17th green and one to the last hole in what was a very closely contested final. The move from May until early September has proved popular and has stimulated competition for places throughout the season which has done much to recreate the team spirit that was a hallmark of earlier Lothians successes. As the winning Captain Willie Sharp said at the prize-giving this is one of the top Scottish amateur events of the year and long may it continue. 

03/09/2016 Lothians meet Lanarkshire in final of Scottish Men's Area Team Championship

The Lothians Men's team (see the names of the players in the article below) beat North of Scotland 4 1/2 to 1/2 in this mornings quarter final at Marriott Dalmahoy and then Glasgow 3 1/2 to 1 1/2  in the afternoon semi finals to set up a final against Lanarkshire tomorrow.

Today's matches involved 1 foursome tie and 4 singles ties but tomorrow the 6 man teams will play 3 foursomes in the morning starting at 7.30am and 6 singles starting at 12.30pm. Both matches today were closely fought affairs with most games going to the 17th and 18th holes. For full details see the Scottish Golf website.


02/09/2016 Lothians Lead Men's Scottish Area Team Championship Qualifying
The Lothians team of Calum Hill (Tantallon), Eric McIntosh (Bruntsfield Links), Euan McIntosh (Turnhouse), Stuart McLaren (Bruntsfield Links), Lee Morgan (Broomieknowe) and Jordyn Rhind (Uphall) lead the qualifying stages of the Scottish Men's Area Team Championship at Marriott Dalmahoy today with an impressive 11 under par score of 692. Of their 10 qualifying scores 7 were sub par rounds. North East were second on 698 and Fife third on 705. See the Scottish Golf website for full details.
With eight Areas qualifying for the knock-out stages Lothians will play North in the first quarter final starting at 7.30am tomorrow morning. 

29/08/2016 Euan McIntosh (Turnhouse) South East District Champion 2016
Euan McIntosh (Turnhouse)South East District Champion 2016

Euan McIntosh (Turnhouse) continued his excellent 2016 form by winning the Allan Group sponsored South East District Championship by 8 shots at Royal Musselburgh today. On a course in excellent condition Euan posted scores of 70, 63, 67 and 64 for a total of 264 with the 63 equalling the amateur course record. Defending champion Matthew Clark (Kilmacolm) finished second on 272 with Chris Low (Tantallon) third on 274.


On a good day for players from Lothians clubs Eric McIntosh (Bruntsfield Links) the Scottish Boys Champion, Mark Napier (Turnhouse) Rory Smith (Marriott Dalmahoy) Stuart McLaren (Bruntsfield Links) Stuart Blair and Craig Johnstone (both Royal Musselburgh) all finished in the Top 10.

That win cements Euan position at the top of the Lothians Order of Merit and of the Scottish Rankings.


For full results use the Competitions tab at the top of this Home page and follow the link – Men – SED Championship – Results. The CSS for both Sunday rounds was 70.