Leith Rules Golf Society
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Hickory Open 2004 (10th/11th July)

After 21 teams had competed in the qualifying rounds. the four finalists were The Rustlers, Foot of Leith Walk Golfing Society, The Boys from Bonaly and Swanston

In the semi-finals, Foot of Leith Walk defeated Swanston 4 & 3, whilst The Rustlers edged out The Boys from Bonaly at the first extra hole. 

In the final, Foot of Leith Walk took an early lead before being pegged back, but eventually ran out winners by 3 & 2. The 3rd and 4th play-off was won by Swanston 2 & 1.

The competitors were led out to the presentation by piper Bob Lawson playing the Society's own tune "Leith Rules" written by local musician Fred Frayling-Kelly.  

 

The presentation of the trophy to the winners was most appropriately made by Philip Knowles, a golf archivist who had presented the society with the club that adorns the trophy. He commented that the event is "maintaining the ancient tradition of golf on the Links and hoped that it would continue for many years to come".

   

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