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The Foulis Medal - 30th June 2017

"For a memorable golfing experience using traditional hickory clubs, come to Leith Links and play on the very turf where golf's earliest rules were written"

The Foulis Medal was presented to the Society by our  President, Douglas Foulis, in 2007, and is competed for each year by Leith-based organisations. This year, the 11th anniversary of the event, was particularly poignant as it was the first since Douglas died towards the end of 2016.

This year we had 10 teams taking part, which is just about the maximum that the 5 holes in the Links can take. The weather was kind, the wind was getting up but the course was playable after the previous day's torrential rain. The winners this year were Jeneil the Jeweller, with a score of 44, they have been supporters of the Hickory Week since it was first introduced 15 years ago.

The runners up were South Leith Church who lost out on the better inward half score - now if only they hadn't missed that one foot putt which hit a hidden hole and jumped at right angles! But of course, Jeneil could also point to "what ifs" if the need had arisen!

The other teams taking part were :- Leith Franklin Cricket Club, Leith Historical Society, Leith Community Council, Georgian Antiques, Leith Rotary, Leith Probus and Kerr Associates.

The Foulis Medal was presented by Yves Foulis, we greatly appreciated her being there to support us.

Discussions on what went wrong during the golf actually lasted longer than the golf itself. But that is the wonder of this game!