Lothians News
16/11/2017 2018 Lothians Amateur Championship sponsored by The Sharkey Group at Luffness New Golf Club

Sunday 5th August - 36 hole qualifying

Tuesday 7th August - Match Play stage 1

Thursday 9th August - Match Play stage 2

Saturday 11th August - Semi-finals and Final

The Lothians Amateur Championship in its present format was inaugurated in 1947. In 2018 it will be the third time that Luffness New has hosted the event and the first time since 1961 when H. C. Brownlee (Craigmillar Park) defeated A. F. D  MacGregor (Merchants of Edinburgh) in the 36 hole final.

Date

Event

Venue

Sat. 5th May

Team Tournament

(Including NCO)

Royal   Musselburgh

Sun. 27th May

Junior Championship Qualifying

Braid Hills No.1

29th,30th,31st May

Junior Championship Match Play

Braid Hills No.1

Mon. 2nd July

Seniors Championship

Liberton

Sun.5thAug.

Championship 36 Hole Qualifying

Luffness New

7th,9th,11th Aug.

Championship Match Play

Luffness New

Mon.13th  Aug.

Champion of Champions Semi-finals

Handicap Match Play Semi-finals

Broomieknowe

Wed.15th  Aug.

Champion of Champions Final

Handicap Match Play Final

Broomieknowe

Sun. 19th Aug.

Junior Champion of Champions

Glencorse

Sat. 1st ,Sun. 2nd Sept.

South East District Championship

Duddingston

Sun.16th Sept.

Sivewright Trophy Final

Prestonfield


13/11/2017 Kilspindie 150th Anniversary marked at Lothians Biennial Dinner
2017-Biennial Dinner-presentation to Kilspindie re 150th Anniversary

The 150th anniversary of Kilspindie Golf Club was featured at the Lothians Biennial Dinner at Murrayfield Stadium last week when Captain John Anderson was presented with a momento by Lothians President, Paul Gibson.

This was the first time the biennial dinner had been held at Murrayfield Stadium and the feedback from the 204 people who attended was very positive. The numbers were 30 up on the previous dinner and as well as enjoying a good meal, quickly delivered by an attentive catering team, the company were treated to excellent speeches from Jose Ignacio Gervas Wells of the Spanish Golf Federation and Lanarkshire Lawyer Bill Copeland. Ignacio was an accomplished amateur golfer having partnered Jose Maria Olazabal in the Spanish amateur team and caddied for him when he beat Colin Montgomerie in The Amateur Final. Bill Copeland was Bill Copeland at his best. Chairman Paul Gibson completed the trio of accomplished entertainers.

Keep the first Friday in November 2019 free for the next Lothians Biennial Dinner.

(Photo courtesy of Keith Martin, Club Manager, Kilspindie GC)


03/10/2017 Craigmillar Park Juniors win Scottish Team Event
2017-Scottish Junior Team Tournament - Winners - Craigmillar Park

The Craigmillar Park Junior team followed up their sudden death victory in the Edinburgh Summer League by winning the inaugural Scottish Junior Team Championships which were held at Glenbervie on Sunday the 24th September 2017. The winning Team of Lucy Morrison, Cameron Ledingham, Alessio Margiotta, Mark Brooks, Sam Hall and Conor O' Toole scored 178 points (5 out of 6 scores counting)  14 points ahead of Alloa with Craigielaw and Kilmarnock Barassie tied in third place just a further point behind. Well done to all 13 Teams from all over Scotland who took part.                   (Photograph and report courtesy of David Warren, East Lothian Junior Golf)


25/09/2017 Duddingston win Scottish Men's Club Championship
2017 Scottish Men's Club Champions - Duddingston

The Duddingston team of David Miller, Gary Thomson and Derrick Williams followed up their defence of the Lothians Team Championship by winning the Scottish Men’s Club Championship at Eastwood yesterday. At an event curtailed to 9 holes because of flooding of part of the course they won on a countback against Kinross.

They now have the opportunity to represent Scotland in the European Team Championships in France at the end of October.


18/09/2017 Royal Bank of Scotland Win Sivewright Quaich
2017 Sivewright Trophy - Prestonfield Vice Captain Ross Gillon with Messrs Thompson, Dalziel, Kidd and Barton and Lothians Vice president John Allan
Congratulations to the Royal Bank of Scotland Golf Club following their 3 & 1 win over Binivell Golf Club in the Sivewright Quaich final held on Sunday 17 September at Prestonfield.
Their team of Alan Thompson, Douglas Dalziel, David Kidd and Stewart Barton made a good start with both RBS couples 3 up at the turn. After a mini fightback from both Binivell pairings there was nothing much between them with 6 to play over the double foursome. The RBS first couple finished strongly, 3 up after 18 and the second game was all square after 17 holes played.

RBS last won the trophy in 1978 and Binivell were winners in 1986.

For the results from all this year’s Sivewright Trophy matches click Here

10/09/2017 Lothians win silver medals at Scottish Area Team Championships
2017 Scottish Area Team Championship Squad

Lothians won the silver medals at the GolfKings Scottish Area Team Championships this weekend at Newmachar just coming up short in the final against host area, North East. Our team of Stuart Blair (Royal Musselburgh), Kieran Cantley (Liberton), Euan Mcintosh (Turnhouse), Stuart McLaren (Bruntsfield Links), Benn McLeod (Musselburgh) and Mark Napier (Turnhouse) led the qualifying stroke play stage by a staggering 17 shots with a score of 28 under par. The quarter final and semi-final stages involved 1 foursomes match and 4 singles matches and astute ‘order of play’ choices by captain Keith Reilly and vice-captain Tom Caldwell set the scene for two solid team performances on Saturday which guided us into the final against North East. The Hakeshill course at Newmachar is a tremendous layout, designed by Dave Thomas, and had been presented very well by the greenkeepers. It was however very wet following a considerable amount of rain over the last 3 months which made it even more challenging. The final should have been 3 foursomes followed by 6 singles but with more heavy rain forecast it was agreed to continue the previous day’s format over 18 holes. North East had their noses ahead after 9 holes, Lothians staged a strong recovery to turn the tide going into the last 3 holes but could not quite ‘seal the deal’. This was a good overall performance by Lothians, with every player making significant contributions and our relatively young squad gaining valuable experience for the future. Congratulations to North East for their fine victory.


03/09/2017 Benn McLeod (Musselburgh) wins SED Championship

Benn McLeod (Musselburgh) won the South East District Championship today, at his home course, with a tremendous 10 under par score of 274. The Gullane greenkeeper had edged ahead of Lothians team mates Stuart McLaren (Bruntsfield Links GS) and Kieran Cantley (Liberton) with a round of 69 in the morning which was only beaten by Euan Mcintosh (Turnhouse), whose 67 had pulled him up into 4th place at lunchtime. Playing together in the afternoon McLeod and Cantley had a great tussle, including both eagling the 12th hole, but Cantley’s 67 was fended off by a 69 from McLeod and a two stroke victory. These four players have now won the last 4 Scottish 72 hole Order of Merit events which is great news ahead of the Area Team Championship at Newmachar next weekend where they will be joined by Stuart Blair (Royal Musselburgh) and Mark Napier (Turnhouse).

For full results click Here


26/08/2017 Lothians Boys Champion of Champions
2017 - Boys Champion of Champions - Joint Winners - Sam Hall (The Glen) and Jack McDonald (Haddington)

It was an exciting conclusion to the Caermount Golf Club sponsored Boys Champion of Champions tournament at Uphall today. On a fine day and over a course in excellent condition Sam Hall (The Glen) and Jack MacDonald (Haddington) both finished on a great score of 70, just one over par. Amazingly, and for the first time in the history of this event, they could not be separated on a count-back so the committee decided that the Craigmillar Park Centenary Trophy should be shared. Not far behind on 72 was Ross Flanagan (Bathgate). The handicap vouchers went to Ciaran Dickson (Pumpherston) (75 – 11 = 64) and Jamie Simpson (Bruntsfield Links GS) (75 - 10 = 65)

We were delighted that Alan Thomson, representing the sponsor Caermount Golf Club, was able to join Lothians President Paul Gibson at the presentation ceremony.

The full results will be posted on the competition section of this website tomorrow along with notification of the CSS.