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, 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:  

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 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. (

Have a good season and if you do we will see you at Dunbar in October.


2018 Final Leading Positions

Position Name Club Points
1 Connor Currie Turnhouse 444
2 Ciaran Paterson Ratho Park 420
3 Josh Hunt Duddington 388
4 Lewis Hannah Musselburgh 323
5 Mark Brooks Craigmillar Park 235
6 John Vogelpohl Pitreavie 225
7 Sam Westwood Gullane 223
8 Archie Finnie Murrayfield 219
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.

Previous Winners

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)

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