Lothians Golf Association

Royal Musselburgh

Lothians Team Tournament

To be played on Saturday, 27 April 2024 at Royal Musselburgh Golf Club

The event

The Lothians Team Tournament is open to all affiliated clubs and societies in the Lothians area of Scottish Golf Ltd. It was first played in 1921, the year the Lothians Golf Association was formally constituted. The Shield for the Team Tournament, was first played for in 1926, making it the oldest trophy in events run by the Lothians Golf Association. In conjunction with this event the Walker Trophy was presented in 1954 and is awarded to the best Society team.

The current format involves teams of 3 players competing over 18 holes on one course. All three scores count and the winning club is the team who return the lowest aggregate score over the three rounds. 

The history of the event and a list of the winners can be seen by clicking the 'History' heading at the bottom of the list at the left hand side of this page.


Dunbar win as Castle Park host Lothians Team Tournament 2023

At a very well presented Castle Park Course on what is a pretty cool and breezy day for those playing. The current cooler temperatures is having an effect on many courses at the moment and the this is no different at Castle Park, with the pace of the greens a little slower than normal. However, the players adjusted well to the conditions both overhead and on the ground on this well defined course..

The early players of Kingsfield and Ratho Park got the competition underway at 7.30am and scoring has been mixed from the early players. However, one of the early starters found their touch and posted an impressive 214 (+4).with the three players representing Dunbar posting scores of 68, 73 & 73 by Jamie Duguid, Lee Morgan and Sean Marc respectively, and this score held on for the full day as the others attempted to get close. Many had two good scores and only just failing with that one illusive round to take them to the top. 

Pushing them as hard as they could were Baberton, through, Colin Malone, Matthew Downie and Jake Edgcombe who record a 220 (+10) and they stayed in second despite a late burst from Royal Burgess, Duncan Johnston, Kenny Walker and George Sampson who recorded a 222 (+12) for third place. edging out Musselburgh by one shot.

So the team tournament Shield will be presented to Dunbar over the next few days.

In the Walker Trophy played for by the eight Affiliate clubs in the field, it was Hailes who had set the early pace, with Danny Crolla, Neil Murray and Andy Sanderson set a target of 230 for the others to chase, however, in the second last set of tee times it was holders, George Heriots that came to the fore with a collective score of 225 from Stuart Langlands, Elliot Innes and David Campbell to retain their trophy for another year, having won this trophy an impressive nine times since 2011. Heriots also finished fifth overall.

So all in all, it was an excellent day at Castle Park and the Association are extremely grateful of them hosting yet another tournament for us. Also to the three referees, Ian Melville, Colin Lamont and Charlie Shearer who braved the cold to assist with the officiating and also to the large Executive contingent who turn out regularly to ensure these tournaments run very smoothly. (You all know who you are) a big thank you. without these people tournaments would just not be possible.

But mainly a big thank you to all 38 Clubs who took part in what is the major team tournament of the year. 

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