Lothians News
22/07/2017 Jamie Morris wins Lothians Championship
Jamie Morris (Glencorse) won the Lothians Championship at a very wet Bruntsfield Links beating Chris Low (Tantallon) by 2 Holes after a rain delay part of the way through the afternoon.
Full report to follow.

22/07/2017 Lothians Championship Final
The Final of the Lothians Championship at a very wet Bruntsfield Links will be between Chris Low (Tantallon ) and Jamie Morris ( Glencorse ) in miserable condititions Chris beat Allyn Dick ( Kingsfield ) on the last green by 1 hole. Jamie beat Joe Lockie ( Tantallon ) by 3&1

20/07/2017 Lothians Championship Quarter Finals

The quarter finals of the Sharkey Group Lothians Championship Match Play were played tonight at Bruntsfield Links on yet another fine evening and with the course in excellent condition.

In the first match Chris Low (Tantallon) made a good start against local favourite Stuart McLaren and was 3 up after 6 holes. The remainder of the match was pretty close but Stuart was unable to claw anything back and eventually succumbed at the 15th green.

Rob Paterson (Kilspindie) started well against 2010 Champion Allyn Dick (Kingsfield) but the experienced internationalist turned things round in the second half and also won on the 15th green.

Jamie Morris, a Borders county player, who recently moved to Glencorse was 2 up after 3 holes against Greg Thorburn (Newbattle) and consolidated that position as the game progressed before again closing things out at the 15th.

The last match on the course was a much closer encounter between Ross Noon  (The Renaissance) and Joe Lockie (Tantallon). Holes changed hands following encounters with trees over the first 6 holes. There was never any more than one hole either way until Ross went 2 up at the 11th. That provoked an immediate response from Joe who birdied the next 3 holes and although loosing that lead to a birdie from Ross at the 16th Joe’s shot to 2 feet at the last was enough to seal the game although only after Ross’s birdie putt lipped out. A great contest indeed.


Chris Low (Tantallon) beat Stuart McLaren (Bruntsfield Links)    4/3

Allyn Dick (Kingsfield) beat Rob Paterson (Kilspindie)   4/3

Jamie Morris (Glencorse) beat Greg Thorburn (Newbattle)   5/3

Joe Lockie (Tantallon) beat Ross Noon (The Renaissance)   1 Hole


The semi-finals are at Bruntsfield Links starting at 9.30am on Saturday followed by the final at 2.30pm. I am sure the players would appreciate some support.

19/07/2017 The Lothians Championship Match Play

Our apologies for the delay with this report which has been held up because of computer problems.

 The Sharkey Group Lothians Championship Match Play got underway tonight at a balmy Bruntsfield Links.

The first two games finished early with Chris Low (Tantallon) and local man Stuart McLaren winning 6 & 5 and 7 & 6 respectively. Newbattle’s Greg Thorburn won his match at the 15th and Jamie Morris (Glencorse) at the 16th. Joe Lockie (Tantallon) turned his match round on the back nine to win 2 & 1  and the other 3 matches all went to the last green. Rob Paterson (Kilspindie), Allyn Dick (Kingsfield) and Ross Noon (The Renaissance) all just edging out their opponents. The full results will be loaded onto the Competition section of the website as soon as possible. The quarter finals will be played at Bruntfield Links on Thursday night starting at 5pm.

17/07/2017 Lothians Championship CSS
The full championship scores are available to view on the website and can be seen by using the Competitions tab at the top of the Home page, selecting Men on the drop down menu and then Amateur Championship followed by Results.
This has been updated this evening to include the CSS scores which were -
Morning Round     +3 (73)
Afternoon Round  +2 (72)

15/07/2017 Lothians match Play Draw

Tuesday 18th July

(Starting at 5pm at 8 minute intervals)


Chris Low (Tantallon)


Jamie Duguid (Dunbar)

Stuart McLaren (Bruntsfield Links GS)


Sean Marc (Broomieknowe)

Rob Paterson (Kilspindie)


Varun Varadharajan (Royal Burgess GS)

Allyn Dick (Kingsfield)


Stuart Blair (Royal Musselburgh)

Jordyn Rhind (Kingsfield)


Jamie Morris (Glencorse)

Greg Thorburn (Newbattle)


Kenny Glen (Craigielaw)

Ross Noon (The Renaissance)


Mark Napier (Turnhouse)

Joe Lockie (Tantallon)


Rory Smith (Dalmahoy)

15/07/2017 Stuart McLaren with Stuart Cup as leading qualifier in the Lothians Championship

Stuart McLaren (Bruntsfield Links GS) took the Sharkey Group Lothians Championship qualifying by storm today winning the Stuart Cup with a tremendous 7 under par score of 133 on his home course. His rounds of 66 and 67 were the leading morning and afternoon scores leaving Joe Lockie (Tantallon) and Allyn Dick (Kingsfield) in his wake on 140.

The cut for the match play stages came with 17 players on 147 or better with home man Murray Paterson just missing out on a count back.

The individual scores and the CSS will be posted on the website tomorrow.

03/07/2017 Colin Sinclair and Duncan Hamilton win Lothians Seniors trophies. (Update)

Congratulations to Colin Sinclair (Gullane) who won the Lothians Seniors Championship at Pumpherston today with a net score of 71 after a count back with Angus Wilson (Longniddry) and Alex Bishop (Murrayfield). He claims the Ian McNiven Quaich with R M Lee Trophy for the best scratch score going to Duncan Hamilton (Mortonhall) whose score of 73 just edged out Angus Wilson and defending champion Ian Fyfe (Musselburgh) by one shot. The Pumpherston course was in superb condition despite the recent heavy rain and the club did us proud with their warm welcome.

Special mention should go to Gary Wilson (Swanston New) who travelled from Liberton by bus!!!! Now that is devotion.

In the age group categories, the results were as follows awarded on the basis that one player can only get one prize voucher:

     Cat A: 55-62
1st Handicap Colin Sinclair (Gullane) 71 bih 
2nd Handicap Alex. Bishop (Murrayfield) 71
3rd Handicap Malcolm Graham (Newbattle) 72
1st Scratch Duncan Hamilton (Mortonhall) 73
2nd Scratch Angus Wilson (Longniddry) 74                                            

      Cat B: 63-69

       1st Handicap Ian Fyfe (Mussellburgh) 72 bih
2nd Handicap Wilson Morton (Dunbar) 74
3rd Handicap Peter Lynch (Liberton) 74
1st Scratch Robert Jack (Gullane) 77 bih
2nd Scratch
Ron Bradley (Baberton) 77

Cat C: 70 and Above
1st Handicap George Eddington (Liberton) 72 bih
2nd Handicap Tom McCallum (Kingsknowe) 72
3rd Handicap Stan Scott (Linlithgow) 76
1st Scratch Robert Makin (Kilspindie) 80 bih
2nd Scratch David Meldrum (Uphall) 80

     The CSS was 72 (Reduction Only) for all players and full results can now be seen on the competitions section of this web site. Use the "Competitions” tab at the top of the Home page and select Seniors on the drop down menu and then follow the Seniors Championship – results tabs.