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: 20 June 2018

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.  


Golf @ Leith Links July 4th to 7th July ....
The 16th Hickory Open is being held on Saturday 7th July. Entry forms have been sent to our members, but it can also be downloaded here.

The Foulis Medal, for Leith-based organisations, is on Friday 6th July. Please contact us for more information if you would like to enter a team.  


Rattray cast and ready at Powderhall Bronze .... 
Thanks to our generous donors, the casting of Rattray in bronze is now complete at Powderhall Bronze Foundry in Edinburgh.  A small group of committee members and donors visited early on to see the head and shoulders and the Torso in wax form, one of the first stages in the 12 stage casting programme. Click here for more information.


Celebration of the original signing of the first rules 7th March .... 
Our event this year was held at Malmaison Hotel in the heart of Leith [More].


Our 2018 events ....
Please click here for information


John Rattray Challenge Competition
This brand new event involved local golf clubs participating in a qualifying event, with the final played at Dalmahoy Golf & Country Club.
Information and results here


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 Society has made a film about the Original Rules of Golf
Filmmaker John Duncan was commissioned by the Society to create a film about us. To view the film click 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.




Background information on the Society
Find out more here