Lothians Golf Association

Kilspindie Golf Club

Lothians Seniors Championship

Monday, 1st July 2024 being played at Kilspindie Golf Club

The Event

One of the most popular events on the fixture list, it involves both handicap and scratch events. The prize for the overall winner is the Ian MacNiven Quaich, which was donated in 2011 by Renton Laidlaw in memory of the late Edinburgh Evening News golf correspondent. Prior to that, the champion received the Buisitron Trophy.

Our recent governance review highlighted the fact that we should do more for players in the higher handicap ranges. This competition caters for all people with a national handicap whose home club is in the Lothians and who are over the age of 55 on the day of the competition so it certainly addresses that issue. There are handicap and scratch prizes in 3 age ranges.

The R M Lees Trophy is the top scratch prize. The leading scratch player will be in strong contention for a place in the Lothians Seniors team in the Seniors Area Team Championship and this event also influences the other places in that 6 man team. The Lothians won the Scottish event in 2019, 2021 and 2023.

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 on the left hand side of this page.


At a sometimes windy Newbattle Golf Course the Seniors Championship saw a number of players make the mark with prizes within the three age groups categories. A big thanks goes to Newbattle GC for the excellent presentation of the course which was in fantastic condition. That was complimented by the warm welcome and great service in the clubhouse. 

The Seniors Champion, winning the Ian McNiven Quaich and Silver Medal, was Robert Wilkinson of Uphall who carded an 84-18 for a Nett 66 (BIH). 

Wilson Morton of Dunbar won the R M Lees Trophy for the best scratch score of 71 beating Stuart Thorburn of Newbattle on the better inward half.

Category A
(Aged 66 & over)
Category B
(Aged 61 to 65)
Category C
(Aged 60 and under)
1st Hcp

Robert Wilkinson (Uphall)  84-18 = 66

Jeremy Murphy (Craigmillar Park) 87-18 = 69 Chris Anderson (Ratho Park) 90-24 = 66
2nd Hcp John Gilchrist (Bathgate) 79-11 = 68 George Will (Turnhouse)        89-19 = 70 (BIH) Tom Robertson (Winterfield) 92-23 = 69 (BIH)
3rd Hcp David Rennie (Liberton) 76-6 = 70

Stevie Myatt (Newbattle)  80-10 = 70

Graeme Lewington (Gullane) 72-3 = 69
1st Sc Wilson Morton (Dunbar)   71 Tom Cannon (Baberton)       73 Stuart Thorburn (Newbattle) 71 (BIH)
2nd Sc Lindsay Gordon (Turnhouse) 75 Graeme Millar (Swanston)    76 Keith Watt (Turnhouse)        71

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