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The Foulis Medal - 6th July 2012

"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 the only event that we managed to complete at Leith Links due to atrocious weather this year. The Medal, presented to the Society by our  President, Douglas Foulis, in 2007, was handed over to new winners, Duke Street United Reformed Church. As they had taken part every year, the father and son team of Jim and David Maguire were fitting and worthy winners.

8 teams took part, this included 3 from Leith Rotary.

The weather had an impact on the scoring, with almost zero run on shots. We started cutting the greens about a month in advance and we looked forward to playing on well-manicured surfaces. But sadly, the weather reduced them to bare mud in places with very little grass, but maybe this was in keeping with the conditions faced by our forebears in 1744?


The full list of scores were:-

52 - Duke Street URC
53 - South Leith Church
58 - Leith Local History Society
62 - North Leith Church
74 - Leith St Andrew's Church  / Leith Rotary I
78 - Leith Rotary III
79 - Leith Rotary II


Douglas Foulis presents Duke Street URC with the trophy

Eventual winner Jim Maguire hits the first ball of the event...



... and son David shows pop how it should be done
the second time round!

"How are we going to get over the casual water in
front of us?"



"It's easy when you have a local church minister
playing with you!"

"It ain't what you do, it's the way that you do it"! (1)



"It ain't what you do, it's the way that you do it"! (2)

"It ain't what you do, it's the way that you do it"! (3)