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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AGM 2005



Some 30 members attended the AGM at our "home" of Leith Franklin Academicals Cricket Club. A video of last summer's Hickory Open greeted the members on arrival and a range of professional photographs were on display using computer technology. Renewed membership was achieved by proffering the subscription fee of £10 and we welcomed some new members to the society.

A raffle for society funds raised the excellent sum of £100.

Secretary Pat Denzler welcomed members new and old and gave a round up of the past year's activities; outgoing treasurer Norman Reid brought clarity to the accounts and was warmly thanked for his 2-year tenure in the post. Under Norman's careful management, a small fund towards “Special Projects” has been started and the possibility of a commemorative statue or booklet was aired.


A change to our constitution to expand the size of the committee was approved.


President, Douglas Foulis, due to unforeseen circumstances, had to send his apologies but was re-elected for the new season. Robin Morris was appointed treasurer to succeed Norman; Ina Kruk and Brian Graham were warmly welcomed as new Committee members; Tim Bell, Pat Denzler and Alastair Chalmers were re-elected to the 2005 team.

Due to his many commitments, Bob McCulloch has stepped down but expected to take part in the Hickory Open; Jim Forson will continue to mastermind this special competition and John Dixon of Georgian Antiques has again offered valuable support with the loan of clubs, balls and exhibition artifacts.


The more formal meeting was followed by a talk by Sandy Campbell, Chairman of Leith Festival. Our programme of events is being timed this year to coincide with the Leith Festival and should ensure good attendance at all the activities. Sandy described the Festival as an opportunity to turn Leith into a platform to showcase the talents of Leithers and he outlined the diverse range of attractions scheduled for the festival. In particular, he felt that Leith Links was a bridge between the "old" and "new" Leith and saw the revitalisation of that area as an integral part of the Festival. Hear hear !


The evening was rounded off with a fabulous tutored whisky-tasting session with fine cask strength examples, all thanks to one of our founding members and whisky connoisseur, Douglas McKay. What more can we say, except you should have been there to taste and try and hear a wealth of funny stories, some of which were even related to whisky ! Truly memorable