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The Club was inaugurated in February 1891 and has been an established and well supported club ever since, making us one of the oldest Society Clubs certainly in the Lothians and likely Scotland. To this day six regular outings take place annually and our first outing each year takes place on Good Friday whether this falls in March or April and has traditionally been played over Dunbar Winterfield for the last 28 years, and at Dunbar (West) from 1933 to 1991 except during the War Years before that.
Membership of the Club is maintained through employees of the City of Edinburgh Council and to become a member you must hold full time employment with them. On leaving the Council, a member can maintain his membership as a ‘Country Member’, but this is dependent on numbers being available with the limit of fifty five members.
The Club hold a Championship and a ‘B’ Championship each year and those winners go on to represent the Club within the Lothians Champion of Champions and the Handicap Matchplay. Our member Robert O’Malley has provided the Club with its only major Lothians success when he won the Handicap Matchplay Championship in 2015 over the West Links at North Berwick.
The Club are annual entrants in the Sivewright Quaich and now boast two teams for this event, they have had minimal success although are beaten finalists on one occasion.
The Club reached the Grand Final of the Scottish Captains and Secretaries Championship in 2014 and were represented by Mike Brown (Captain) and Matt Davidson (Secretary) Matt continues in his Secretarial role currently.
Between 1971 – 1982 the Club gained some success in the Dispatch Trophy with two final and one Semi-final appearances, unfortunately without the main success of winning.
The Club are fortunate to have other connections to the Lothians through former members Bob Kilgour (LGA President) A. Lindsay Stewart (LGA President) Allan Shaw (former LGA Secretary and LGA President) and now David Doig who is the current Secretary of the LGA and who also carries out the Treasurers function for the Club.
In 2021 the Club look to celebrate their 130th Year with a visit to a ‘high level’ course but less grand than their flight to Islay and the Machrie Course for their Centenary.
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