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The Foulis Medal - 5th July 2013

"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 year 8 teams took part, the winners being South Leith Parish Church, represented by Alastair Chalmers and Alex Fleming. Alastair and Alex go under the name of "AlandAl" when competing in the Hickory Open, so are well acquainted with the twists and turns of hickory golf at Leith Links, as well of course with each other's "foibles" on the course!

They started off in fine form with 3s at the first two holes, but then scores of 6 & 7 brought them back to earth; however, they rallied and did the next 6 holes in level 4s for a very creditable 43.

The full list of scores were:-

43 - South Leith Church
49 - Leith Local Historical Society
57 - Leith St Andrew's Church / North Leith Church
58 - Leith Rotary I
60 - Leith Rotary II / Leith Rotary III
63 - Leith Probus

 


The teams together, all smiling as they imagine the
excellent golf they are about to play!

 


Winners, South Leith Church (Alastair Chalmers and
Alex Fleming) with Douglas Foulis (still smiling!)