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:
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. A full list of the 2020 dates and venues is listed here.
|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|
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
|4||Jack Collingswood||West Links||245|
|9||Ciaran Jones||Deer Park||153|
Updates on the Order of Merits will appear after each event on the Lothians website.
|2020||Not Played||Covid Restrictions|
|2019||V. Hundeboll||North Berwick|
|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|