Lothians Golf Association

Lothians Seniors Championship

Monday, 5th July 2021 being played at Liberton 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 gets an automatic invitation to play 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.


With the event being cancelled in 2020 where Liberton Golf Club were to host in their Centenary year, we are delighted that they have agreed to host the event in 2021.  The event will be held at Liberton Golf Club on Monday, 5 July 2021. It is particularly appropriate since this was for many years the home club of Bobby Lees whose trophy is competed for as the top scratch prize. This is a popular venue for the Lothians Seniors and those interested in playing should get their entries in early in the season.


Due to the World Wide Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19), this tournament was unable to be played.


Tom Cannon (Baberton) won the Ian MacNiven Quaich by three shots with a tremendous score of (64 - 3 = 61) over Kilspindie.  Davie Rennie (Liberton) was the runner up with Craig Clarke (Prestonfield) and Stanley Scott (Linlithgow) in third place.

The R M Lees Trophy for the best scratch score also went to Tom Cannon (Baberton) whose gross score of 64 was 5 shots better than Davie Rennie (Liberton) on 69 with Gus Santana (Duddingston) and Alan Hogg (Turnhouse) third on 73.

Lothians Seniors Championship

Year Champion Club
2020 Not Played Notplayed due to COVID-19 restrictions
2019 T Cannon Baberton
2018 J Golder Royal Burgess G S
2017 C Sinclair Gullane
2016 I Fyfe Musselburgh
2015 G Scholes Dunbar
2014 J Lowe Pumpherston
2013 M Roberts Duddingston
2012 L A Gordon Turnhouse
2011 T Gowan Kilspindie
2010 J Mackie West Linton
2009 Rained Off N/A
2008 J C Stewart Marriott Dalmahoy
2007 R Stuart Harburn
2006 J Barnet Craigielaw
2005 W Dyet Ratho Park
2004 J Barnet Craigielaw
2003 R. Ramage Kingsknowe
2002 R. Kerr Baberton
2001 R.R. Adam Tantallon
2000 J. McLean Bathgate
1999 R.R. Adam Tantallon
1998 A.C. Ramage Bruntsfield Links
1997 J. McLean Bathgate
1996 T.A. Wallace Glencorse
1995 G. Taylor Kingsknowe
1994 A.B. Hendry Baberton
1993 J. Hogg Duddingston
1992 T.H. Wallace Glencorse
1991 J. Richardson Newbattle
1990 J.H. McAvoy Gullane
1989 D. Lowe Longniddry
1988 J. Borthwick Dalmahoy
1987 D.W. Malcolm Kilspindie
1986 I.R. Grant Gullane
1985 A.C. Paterson Prestonfield
1984 H.F. Renwick Newbattle
1983 T. Meek Musselburgh
1982 D. Mackenzie Duddingston
1981 P.T. Hastie Royal Musselburgh

R M Lees Trophy for he leading Scratch Score. 

Year Winner Club
2019 T Cannon Baberton
2018 M Louden Glencorse
2017 D Hamilton Mortonhall
2016 I Fyfe Musselburgh
2015 I Dickson Mortonhall
2014 R M F Jack Liberton
2013 M Roberts Duddingston
2012 L A Gordon Turnhouse
2011 F McCluskey Royal Burgess
2010 L A Gordon Turnhouse
2009 Rained Off N/A
2008 J C Stewart Marriott Dalmahoy
2008 J C Stewart Marriott Dalmahoy
2007 R J Humble Kilspindie
2006 R J Humble Kilspindie
2005 J.W. Inglis Glencorse
2004 I Fraser Duddingston
2003 R. Walkingshaw Royal Musselburgh
2002 R. Walkingshaw Royal Musselburgh
2001 A.R. Murphy Baberton
2000 J.W. Inglis Glencorse
1999 J. McLean Bathgate
1998 J. McLean Bathgate
1997 J. McL. Martin Kingsknowe
1996 J.McLean Bathgate
1995 J. McLean Bathgate
1994 G. Donaldson Dalmahoy
1993 R. Kerr Baberton
1992 R.L. Duke Ratho Park
1991 A.G.S. Morrison Prestonfield
1990 P.W. Miller Glen
1989 G. Gray Glencorse
1988 W.H. Duke Ratho Park
1987 G. Gray Kilspindie
1986 J. Borthwick Dalmahoy

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