The Lothians Champion of Champions event has been in existence since 1963 and involves the champions from all the clubs and socieities affiliated to the Lothians Golf Association. It has been won by some of the best players to come through the Lothians ranks, including George Macgregor and Ronnie Shade.
A draw is made in February of club champions from the previous year, with the first names out of the hat enjoying home advantage through until the semi-finals, which, along with the final, are played at a neutral venue.
The 2020 finals will be played at Duddingston Golf Club on Tuesday 4th and Thursday 6th August.
The recent trend of reduced number of entries was reversed in 2018 and held steady in 2019 but we are hoping for more in 2020. Every effort will be made by us to make sure every champion is made aware of the opportunity.
Graham Davidson (Winterfield) is the 2019 Champion of Champions following his 3 and 1 win over Ben Alexander (Duddingston) at Archerfield.
This is Graham's 4th victory in this event and his second success at Archerfield. He is fast closing in on Keith Nicholson’s record of five wins.
It was a close game with never more than a hole between them over the first 12 holes with Graham pulling away with birdies at 14th and 15th to be 2 up. Graham’s par 3 at the 17th brought the game to an end.
The losing semi-finalists were Michael Wilson (Royal Bank) and Stuart McLaren (Bruntsfield Links GS)
72 players took part in 2019 which was two less than the previous year and well short of the maximum of 108 eligible.
|2018||R Smith||Dalmahoy & Heriots|
|2013||K A Nicholson||Haddington|
|2006||K A Nicholson||Haddington|
|2005||K A Nicholson||Haddington|
|2004||J Yuille||Scottish Universities|
|2000||K A Nicholson||Dunbar / Haddington|
|1998||B. Erskine||Merchants of Edinburgh|
|1997||S. Walker||West Linton|
|1993||K A Nicholson||Haddington|
|1992||S.T. Knowles||B.M.C. Social Club|
|1990||P. Ramsay||Scottish Life|
|1988||C.K. Cox||West Lothian|
|1985||J. Bryce||Edinburgh Licensed Trade Assistants|
|1984||A.P. Hubble||S.U.G.S. / Scottish Life|
|1983||R.W. Bradly||Scottish Widows|
|1980||C.K. Cox||West Lothian|
|1979||W.S. Morton||Scottish Life|
|1977||W.S. Morton||Scottish Life|
|1976||R.T.D. Gibson||Livingston Dev.|
|1975||W.S. Morton||Scottish Life|
|1966||R.D.B.M. Shade||Edinburgh City F.C.|
|1965||J.G. McGregor||Scottish Div.|
|1964||G. Macgregor Jnr.||Glencorse|
|1963||R.B. Williamson||Royal Burgess|