"For a memorable golfing experience using traditional hickory clubs,
come to Leith Links and play on the very turf where golf's earliest rules
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
was the 13th year we have held the event.
This year we had 8
teams taking part, one less than last year, however, still a good entry.
For the 3rd year running, the
winners were Jeneil the Jewellers, with a score of 42. They shot 44 in
2017 and 42 last year, so everyone knows the target they have to aim
for. South Leith Parish Church were runners up on 47.
represented by David Caplan and his son-in-law, Brian Anderson.
David is what is called an occasional golfer, in fact this was his
first round since his winning effort last year! Maybe he has found
the secret of golf, ignore the instructional advice on YouTube and
all the books and only play one round a year!
Their round was not straightforward though. On the long 3rd, Brian
almost put their ball inside a van parked on the main road, but from
thick rough and beside trees David conjured up a magnificent
recovery back into play. And at the very next hole, they overshot
the green, their ball hitting the wall at the school and rebounding
back onto the course by less than a centimetre. Their partners for
the round, South Leith Church, agreed the ball was in play,
even though that may have been through gritted teeth! By such fine
margins/good play are games of golf won!