Lothians Golf Association


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.

The R M Lees Trophy is the top scratch prize.


The event travelled down the East Coast to a wonderfully presented course at Kilspindie GC. The very windy conditions affected lots of the scores, however, it didn't appear to hamper the overall winner.

Congratulations go to Tom Cannon (Baberton) who shot a magnificant score of 64 - 3 = 61, to take the Ian MacNiven Quaich. The runner up was David Rennie (Liberton)

The R M Lees Trophy for best scratch score also went to Tom Cannon (Baberton) who was 5 shots better than the Runner up who was also David Rennie (Liberton)


James Golder (Royal Burgess GS) won the Ian MacNiven Quaich by two shots with a tremendous score of  (84 - 23 = 61) over Liberton. Peter Lynch (Liberton) was the runner up.

The R M Lees Trophy for the best scratch score went to Michael Louden (Glencorse) whose gross score of 67 was two shots better than George Wither (Liberton), Ian Fyfe (Musselburgh) and Tom Cannon (Baberton).

Lothians Seniors Championship

Year Champion Club
2018 J Golder Royal Burgess G S
2017 C Sinclair Gullane
2016 I Fyfe Musselburgh
2015 G Scholes Dunbar
2014 J Lowe Pumpherston
2013 Malcolm 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

Lothians Seniors Championship (Scratch)

Year Winner Club
2018 M Louden Glencorse
2017 D Hamilton Mortonhall
2016 I Fyfe Musselburgh
2015 I Dickson Mortonhall
2014 R M F Jack Liberton
2013 Malclom 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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