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The Foulis Medal - 5th July 2019

"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 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.

Jeneil were 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!

 

The scores were-

Jeneil 42
South Leith Parish Church 47
Badgar Ltd 50

Leith Rotary No 2 51
Leith Community Council 53
Leith Historical Society 55
Leith Rotary No 1 56
Leith Probus 58