Leith Rules Golf Society
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The Foulis Medal - 2nd July 2010

"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 by Leith-based organisations.

For the 4th year of the event we had 7 teams playing, a bit down on 2009. The conditions were windy which helped to keep the players' temperature down!

Even though our course at the Links is a long way from modern standards, it is still much better than in 1744 and all the players agreed that golfers who used hickory clubs and feathery balls back then must have been great players to achieve the scores they did.


The winners were local legal firm Mowat, Hall & Dick, first time visitors to the Foulis Medal. The winning score was 47 just beating Leith Police into second place on 49.


The scores were -

47 - Mowat, Hall & Dick
49 -
Leith Police
51 - Duke Street URC
51 - Leith Historical Society
51 - South Leith Parish Church
54 - Leith St Andrews Church
67 - Pilrig St Paul's Church