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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The Foulis Medal - 8th July 2011

"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.

The number of teams taking part has varied over the 5 years, but sadly this year there were only 5 teams participating. The holders, Mowat Hall & Dick were unable to be present to defend the trophy.

In spite of the low turnout, all the teams played in the spirit of the occasion, taking the golf seriously, though not themselves.

The winners - for the 3rd time - were South Leith Church with a score of 46. The full list of scores were:-

46 - South Leith Church
49 - Duke Street URC
55 - Leith Medical Centre
57 - North Leith Church
58 - Leith Local History Society


So, congratulations to South Leith. They have been one of the Leith organisations who have loyally supported the Society events for many years.

We hope to encourage more organisations to take part in 2012, if you are one and would like to find out more then please contact us now to register your interest. If you have never tried hickory golf then come along and give it a go, although the clubs and balls may be different the spirit in which the matches are played doesn't change - you will be made very welcome!


Alastair Chalmers (L) and Alex Fleming (R) with Douglas Foulis.