The Lothians clubs have a very active Junior Open season running through the school summer holiday period. At present, 34 events take place. These are 18-hole event.
Twelve venues are selected each year for the Boys Order of Merit on a three-year rota system. The qualifying events are marked thus ****** on the Lothian’s fixture lists on the website.
We are delighted that the Stephen Gallacher Foundation have been sponsoring the event.
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:
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 ( firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
2019 OOM winner Valdamar Hundeboll (North Berwick) receiving trophy from sponsor Stephen Gallacher.
2019 Final Leading Positions
|1||Valdemar Hundeboll||North Berwick||471|
|3||Fraser Wanstall||Royal Burgess GS||318|
|6||Josh Hunt||Bruntsfield Links GS||216|
|8||Oliver Mukherjee||Loretto School||143|
Updates on the Order of Merits will appear after each event on the Lothians website.
|2019||V. Hundeboll||North Berwick|
|2017||J. McDonald||Torwoodlee & Haddington|
|2011||S. McLaren||Bruntsfield Links GS|
|2010||R. Brydon||Merchants of Edinburgh|
|2001||T. Beattie||Ratho Park|
|1999||J. Taylor||Ratho Park|
|1994||W. Fleming||Torphin Hill|