Lothians Golf Association


Junior Champion of Champions

The event 

The Lothians Boys' Champion of Champions is a relatively new event, having been started at Craigmillar Park in their Centenary year in 1995. Wherever possible, the venue has been at a Lothians club celebrating its Centenary.  

It is interesting to note that the first winner of the Speirs Trophy, the prize on offer in the Lothians' Boys' Championship, was J Aitchison (Caermount) and this long-standing non course-owning club now supports Lothians junior golf by sponsoring the Boys' Champion of Champions event.

Two winners of the event, 1998 and 1999 champion David Inglis and 2002 victor Lloyd Saltman, went on to represent Great Britain & Ireland in the Walker Cup.  


The final was to be played on Sunday 28 March 2021 at Baberton Golf Club however because of Covid restrictions this was postponed . We are indebted to Baberton Golf Club for subsequently allowing us to play this at the same time as their South West Edinburgh Junior Open on Sunday 8th August 2021.  The idea of playing the event at the beginning of the following season was trialled in 2018 to see if entries improved. Covid has disrupted things over the last 2 years but we will probably revert to the early season date in 2022 . In another change, the event is now called the Junior Champion of Champions which opens the door should a girl win a Junior Championship. It is great to see that there are now a few girls who are getting close to achieving this.


Due to the World Wide Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19), this tournament was unable to be played. 


The 2018 event was played at Craigmillar Park Golf Club in March 2019 where Cameron Gallagher (Longniddry) won with a great three under par score of 67. He is seen in the photograph receiving the trophy from a representative from sponsor Caermount. Jack Noon (Musselburgh) was close behind on 69. Jamie Simpson (Bruntsfield Links GS) and Neil Canavan (Kilspindie) were third equal on 71. The handicap first prize went to Kiron Gribble (Melville) with a score of 79 – 15 = 64.

Previous winners

Year Winner Club Score Image Venue
2019 Not Played due to COVID 19 Restrictions

2018 C. Gallacher Longniddry 67 Craigmillar Park
2017 S. Hall / J. McDonald The Glen / Haddington  70 Uphall
2016 C. Blair Musselburgh 72 Kings Acre
2015 R. Hawthorn Murrayfield 75 Haddington
2014 J. Valentine Musselburgh 67 Winterfield
2013 C. Good Musselburgh 70 Linlithgow
2012 F. Johnston Longniddry 67 Ravelston
2011 S. Blair Royal Musselburgh 74 Torphin Hill
2010 L. Morgan Newbattle 71 Murrayfield
2009 V. Varadharajan Royal Burgess GS 71 Swanston
2008 S. Boyle Harburn 72 Kingsknowe
2007 S. Young Turnhouse 65 Merchants
2006 N. Henderson The Glen 67 The Glen
2005 C. Galloway Uphall 72 Broomieknowe
2004 P. Keeling North Berwick 72 Craigmillar Park
2003 G. Henderson Bathgate 70 Torphin Hill
2002 L. Saltman Kilspindie 63 Merchants
2001 B. Ross Lothianburn 70
2000 R. Herkes Dunbar 67
1999 D. Inglis Glencorse 67 Lothianburn
1998 D. Inglis Glencorse 69 Kingsknowe
1997 P. Barber Longniddry 71 Turnhouse
1996 F. Young Lothianburn 74
1995 P. Smith  Turnhouse 73
Craigmillar Park

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