The Lothians clubs have a very active Junior Open season running through the school summer holiday period. At present, 36 events take place. These are generally 18-hole events, although Gullane is 36 holes for the lower handicap players.
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 2019 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 6 October 2019.
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 the Lothians Secretary. George Will (Turnhouse GC) will be acting as Lothians OOM co-ordinator in 2019. ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
Have a good season and if you do we will see you at Dunbar in October.
2018 Final Leading Positions
|2||Ciaran Paterson||Ratho Park||420|
|5||Mark Brooks||Craigmillar Park||235|
|9||Saleem Aamar||New Club, St Andrews||175|
|10||Malachy Hayward||Swanston New||170|
Updates on the Order of Merits will appear after each event on the Lothians website.
2018 C Currie (Turnhouse)
2017 J McDonald (Torwoodlee and Haddington)
2016 C Gallagher (Longniddry)
2015 R Henderson (Turnhouse)
2014 C Farrrell (Longniddry)
2013 R paterson (Kilspindie)
2012 L Bain (Turnhouse)
2011 S McLaren (Bruntsfield Links GS)
2010 R Brydon (Merchants)
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 Inglis (Dunbar)
1996 C Craig (Dunbar)
1995 O J Lindsay (Murrayfield)
1994 W Fleming (Torphin Hill)
1993 C Cheape (Prestonfield)