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Lothians Golf Association

Lothians Order of Merit

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The review of competitions in 2015 brought in some changes to the Men's Order of Merit. Following feedback from the players the Selection Committee incorporated some further modifications for 2017 including separating out the points awarded for good performance at national level. For 2022 changes have been made to the points awarded per event. These are limited to the first 10 places in all strokeplay events. 

The overall Order of Merit will involve our programme of 13 events throughout the summer (including the Lothians Amateur Championship at Roayl Burgess).  A separate table for points awarded at national level will be displayed based on the points awarded by the SGL. (eg: Scottish Golf Limited, England Golf etc.) See the Lothians OOM events on the fixture list on the Home tab of the website.

The first event in the Lothians 2022 schedule is the Open Scratch competition at Musselburgh Golf Club on 1 May 2022, the table below provides all dates and venues for 2022

Event No Host Venue Holes Date
1 Musselburgh Golf Club 18 Sunday, 1 May 2022
2 Longniddry Golf Club 36 Saturday, 7 May 2022
3 Duddingston Golf Club 18 Saturday, 28 May 2022
4 Uphall Golf Club 18 Sunday, 29 May 2022
5 Newbattle Golf Club 36 Sunday, 5 June 2022
6 Silverknowes Golf Club 18 Saturday, 11 June 2022
7 Greenburn Golf Club 18 Sunday, 12 June 2022
8 Turnhouse Golf Club 36 Sat & Sun, 2 & 3 July 2022
9 Bathgate Golf Club 18 Saturday, 16 July 2022
10

Lothians Amatuer Championship

being played at Royal Burgess G. S.

36 Sunday, 17 July 2022
10a

Lothians Amatuer Championship

being played at Royal Burgess G. S.

MP 19, 21 & 23 July 2022
11 Royal Musselburgh Golf Club 18 Saturday, 30 July 2022
12 Broomieknowe Golf Club 18 Sunday, 14 August 2022
13

South East District Championship

72 Sat & Sun, 27 & 28 August 2022

Counting Events

The events on the schedule above will count towards the 2022 Lothians Golf Association Men's Order of Merit. Events fall into three categories as follows.

Category 1 (36 and 72 Hole Events)

Newbattle Open, Longniddry Open, Turnhouse Open, South East District, Lothian Amateur Championship (Qualifying)

Category 2 (18 Hole Events)

Musselburgh Open, Duddingston Open, Uphall Open, Greenburn Open, Bathgate Open, Royal Musselburgh Open, Broomieknowe Open, Silverknowes Open. 

Category 3

Lothian Amateur Championship (Matchplay)

Qualification

To be eligible for inclusion, a player must: 

a) Be male and of amateur status as defined by R&A Rules.

b) Players must belong yo a course-owning or affiliate member of the Association.

Final Placings

a) Eligible players will receive points relative to their final position/category in a nominated event.

b) All points collected by a player will form an aggregate and this total will determine their final placings.

c) In the event of a tie for first place, the title will be shared. 

d) Players finishing on the same score will receiev a proportion of the points for the places. (Therefore two players finishing with the same score in 1st and 2nd place will receiev the agrregate points for 1st and 2nd divided by 2. 

e) For events where there is a cut, players must make the cut to complete the tournament and receive points.

f) In the event os a 36 hole event being reduced to 18 holes, Category 2 points are awarded. 


Placing  Category 1 Category 2 Category 3
1st 120 60 200
2nd  100 50 150
3rd 90 45 100
4th 85 40 100
5th 80 35 75
6th 75 30 75
7th 70 25 75
8th 65 20 75
9th 60 15 50
10th 55 10 50
11th

50
12th

50
13th

50
14th

50
15th

50
16th

50

National Order of Merit

The Lothians National Order of Merit will be extracted directly from the Scottish Order of Merit. You will find this by following this link.   https://scottishgolf.org/performance-homepage/

Prizes

Prize vouchers will be presented for at least the first two places in the 2022 main Order of Merit (depending on the level of sponsorship), with the leading 2 players on the main OOM and the first 2 players on the national OOM automatically qualifying for selection for the Men’s ATC team. The national players must however also be in the Top 20 of the main OOM to qualify for automatic selection. If this is not the case then any 'freed up' space is added to the two 'selectors' choices. 

2021

After what can only be described as an exceptional season, it was no surprise that Allyn Dick (Kingsfield) won the Lothians Order of Merit. His wins in both the Lothians Championship and the South East District stood him in good stead to capture the OOM prize. He also was the leading player after qualifying in the Lothians Amateur Championship and also won the Silverknowes Open. His tally of 622 points must be one of the highest ever totals in the history of the competition and a 183 points of his nearest rival and friend Kenny Glen (Craigielaw)

Winning this years event has provided Allyn with the glorious hat trick of victories in the OOM and this has allowed him to feature in the Lothians Team which had winning success at the Men's Scottish Area Team Championships.

Allyn (left) is pictured here being presented with the OOM Trophy from David Millar who was representing our Sponsor for this event Bluefin Sport.

Using the OOM as part of the qualifying process for the Area Team Championship team has raised interest with good turnouts for most of this year’s events.

2021 Lothians Order of Merit Final Leading Positions 


LOTHIANS ORDER OF MERIT Points NATIONAL ORDER OF MERIT Points
1 Allyn Dick (Kingsfield) 622 Connor Wilson (Castle Park) 490
2 Kenny Glen (craigielaw) 436 Angus Carrick (Craigielaw) 241
3 Gareth Pugh (Tantallon) 378 Andrew Benson (West Lothian) 236
4 Scott McCandless (Bathgate) 343 Thomas Simmonds (Gullane) 133
5 Ross Mallon (Bathgate) 318 Andrew Ni (Murrayfield) 100
6 Craig Davidson (Craigielaw) 317 Craig Pirie (Duddingston) 85
7 Benn McLeod (Musselburgh) 265 J Morgan (Longniddry) 73
8 Sean Marc (Broomieknowe) 212 Archie Finnie (Royal Burgess) 60
9 Graham Bell (Bathgate) 199

10  Connor Wilson (Castle Park) 180

Past Winners

Trophy presented in memory of Ian Dunlop by his colleagues on the Executive   

Year Player

Club

2021 A. Dick Kingsfield
2020 No Tournament
2019 K. Glen Craigielaw
2018 S McLaren Bruntsfield Links GS
2017 S. McLaren Bruntsfield Links GS
2016 E McIntosh Turnhouse
2015 A. Dick Kingsfield
2014 A. Dick Kingsknowe
2013 B. McLeod Musselburgh
2012 B. McLeod Musselburgh
2011 R. Noon Craigielaw
2010 G. Robertson Silverknowes
2009 No Tournament
2008 P. Drake Pumpherston
2007 P. Drake Pumpherston
2006 J Ralston Shotts
2005 C. Neilson Royal Musselburgh
2004 M. Thomson Cadrona
2003 S. Walker West Linton
2002 T. Caldwell Silverknowes
2001 G. Corrigan Greenburn
2000 C. Elliot Carrickvale
1999 S. Barnet Prestonfield
1998 L. Rhind Uphall
1997 S. Walker West Linton
1996 S. Walker West Linton
1995 B. Smith Duddingston
1994 D. Summers Ratho Park
1993 A. Turnbull Peebles
1992 M. Timmins Prestonfield
1991 G. Stangoe Harburn
1990 A.j. Hogg Lothianburn
1989 B. Shields  Bathgate
1988 B. Shields Bathgate
1987 D. Hamilton Dunbar
1986 A. Roy Royal Musselburgh




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