Leith Rules Golf Society
The aim of the Society is to increase the recognition of Leith Links as the home of the earliest recorded rules of golf and one of the game's prominent early locations

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Welcome to the Leith Rules Golf Society website

Last update to site: 3 December 2016
 

The first recorded rules of the game of golf were created by the golfers playing at Leith Links in 1744.  Leith is the famous port of Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland, the country called the "Home of Golf". The Society seeks to ensure that this important milestone in the history of golf is appropriately recognised today.

 

2016 has seen steady progress with our fund-raising for the Rattray statue at Leith Links. For the latest information click here.

 

Alongside our special project, 2016 saw us organise all our usual golfing events.

 

 

Our 2016 golfing events
Please click here for the results

 

John Rattray Statue Project on Leith Links
Read all about the Statue Project here

   

 

Become a member of the society ?
Join here. Our membership encompasses much of the world, from Australia, USA, Japan, as well of course from all over Britain.

 

The first rules of golf created by the golfers at Leith in 1744 tell us something about the challenges faced by these early golfers and the society they lived in. View them here.

   

 

"The Gowffer's Tattle"
The current edition of our Newsletter is available to download here. (PDF Format). Copies of all editions are available for download (each is a PDF file)

 

Background information on the Society
Find out more here
 

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July 2014
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January 2013
July 2012
 

November 2011
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November 2007
March 2007

  Society commemorative tie
We have available for purchase a quality commemorative society tie
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