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Lothians Golf Association

 

Boys Order Of Merit 

The Event

The Lothians clubs have a very active Junior Open season running through the school summer holiday period. At present, 34 events take place across the Lothians. These are 18-hole events.

In 2021, the Association has added the SGF Trophy and Vase to the standard list of events each year in addition to the statutory SW Edinburgh Junior Open and of course the Lothians Junior Championship and Matchplay. A further nine venues are selected each year for the Boys Order of Merit on a three-year rota system from our Lothians Clubs. The qualifying events are marked thus ****** on the Lothian’s fixture lists on the website.

We are delighted that the  Stephen Gallacher Foundation have continued to sponsor the event over the last number of years which has benfitted both organisations greatly.

One way of drawing yourself to the attention of the Lothians Golf Association selectors and the coaching committee is to perform consistently in Open tournaments particularly those qualifying for Order of Merit points.

The top ten players in each event score points as follows with points shared equally if there are ties:  

Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Points 100 85 70 60 50 40 30 20 15 10

A running total is kept and advertised at the counting events. At the end of the season, the top ten players are awarded vouchers. In 2020 the  Stephen Gallacher Foundation has again nominated the Lothians Order of Merit as a counting event on its  ‘Race to Dunbar’. Leading players will be invited to a grand final at Dunbar GC on a Sunday 4 October 2020.

In addition, the SG Foundation also run an U18 handicap OOM and U15 scratch and handicap OOM’s  which also serve as a qualifying event in the ‘Race to Dunbar’ as will their  Girls OOM

If you require any further information on the Order of Merit then please contact Executive member George Will  ( george.will@blueyonder.co.uk) who will be acting as Lothians OOM co-ordinator again in 2020. In his absence the Lothians Secretary David Doig will also be able to assist.

Have a good season and if you do we will see you at Dunbar in October. A full list of the 2020 dates and venues is listed here.

Event No Venue Holes Date
1 SGF Trophy and Vase (Castle Park) 36

Saturday 12 June and Sunday 13 June 2021

2 Craigmillar Park Golf Club 18 Thursday, 1 July 2021
3 Dunbar Golf Club 18 Wednesday, 7 July 2021
4 Linlithgow Golf Club 18 Friday, 9 July 2021
5 Turnhouse Golf Club 18 Thursday, 15 July 2021
6 Ratho Park Golf Club 18 Friday, 16 July 2021
7 North Berwick (West) Golf Club 18 Tuesday, 20 July 2021
8 Gullane Golf Club 18 Friday, 23 July 2021
9 Lothians Boys Championship (Braids) 18 Sunday, 1 August 2021
10 Royal Musselburgh Golf Club 18 Tuesday, 3 August 2021
11 Broomieknowe Golf Club 18 Thursday, 5 August 2021
12 SW Edinburgh Boys Open (Baberton) 18 Sunday, 8 August 2021
9a Lothians Boys Championship (Braids) Matchplay Monday, 2 August 2021
9b Lothians Boys Championship (Braids) Matchplay Tuesday, 3 August 2021
9c Lothians Boys Championship (braids) Matchplay Wednesday, 3 August 2021

2021

After an excellent couple of months of Junior Golf it was Kiron Gribble of Gullane that came to the top in the Boys Order of Merit Championship. Kiron has had a wonderful season in the Junior ranks with wins at Dunbar and Turnhouse before becoming the Leading Quailifier in the Lothians Championship. He also lost narrowly in the Lothians Championship Matchplay Final and was also runner up at three other Junior events at Craigmillar Park, North Berwick and Broomieknowe. Magnus Braby of Craigielaw put on a late surge to be in second place but failed to catch the runaway winner, with Sean Gallacher of Prestonfield a couple of points behind in Third place.

Kiron is therefore a deserving Winner of this title, a first time win for a Gullane member. He will be presented with his trophy nearer the end of the year and hopefully this will be undertaken through SGF, our Sponsors, with European Tour Professional, Stephen Gallacher doing the honours. Therefore a photo of this follow.

2021 Final Leading Positions

Position Name Club Points
1 Kiron Gribble Gullane 700
2 Magnus Braby Craigielaw 350
3 Sean Gallacher Prestonfield 348
4 Jack Collingswood West Links 245
5 Dylan Maisey Loretto 241
6 Luca Smith Baberton 199
7 Luke Greig Loretto 167
7= Fergus Brown Gullane 167
9 Ciaran Jones Deer Park 153
10 Jamie Napier Broomieknowe 140

Updates on the Order of Merits will appear after each event on the Lothians website.

Previous Winners

Year Winner Club
2021 K. Gribble Gullane
2020 Not Played Covid Restrictions
2019 V. Hundeboll North Berwick
2018 C. Currie Turnhouse
2017 J. McDonald Haddington
2016 C. Gallacher Longniddry
2015 R. Henderson Turnhouse
2014 C. Farrell Longniddry
2013 R. Paterson Kilspindie
2012 L. Bain Turnhouse
2011 S. McLaren Bruntsfield Links GS
2010 R. Brydon Merchants of Edinburgh
2009 R. Pelling Prestonfield
2008 S. Maxwell Craigielaw
2007 S. Boyle Harburn
2006 S. Deegan Prestonfield
2005 R Pelling Prestonfield
2004 B. Mackay Prestonfield
2003 B. Mackay Prestonfield
2002 J. Kennedy Mortonhall
2001 T. Beattie Ratho Park
2000 M. Lamb Haddington
1999 J. Taylor Ratho Park
1998 A. Love Dunbar
1997 D. Ingles Dunbar
1996 C. Craig Dunbar
1995 OJ. Lindsay Murrayfield
1994 W. Fleming Torphin Hill
1993 C. Cheape Prestonfield






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