"For a memorable golfing experience using traditional hickory clubs,
come to Leith Links and play on the very turf where golf's earliest rules
On Saturday 8th July, 18 teams sought to win the trophy, the competition was
Musselburgh Old (Bill Finnigan and Scott McFarlane) and The British Golf Collectors Society
(John Still and Jim Colville) qualified for the
final with excellent scores of 39 and 42 for the 10 holes played.
The final was a very close encounter worthy of the occasion, there being
never more than 1 hole in it until BGCS went dormie 2 up. MOGC showed their
spirit by squaring the match on the last green, taking the final to extra
holes for the first time in the history of the event.
The first 4 holes were halved. Either team would have been worthy champions,
but it fell to MOGC to hole the winning putt on the 5th extra hole. Although matchplay format, the scores in the final show
just how well these 2 teams played, MOGC: 20-21-18-18 with BGCS: 22-18-18-19.
Local councillor Marjorie Thomas supported the event and kindly presented
the trophy and quaichs. The quaichs were donated again this year by Jeneil
the Jeweller of Great Junction Street, Leith.
The 3rd/4th place play-off was between the Foot of Leith Walk Golfing
Society (Seniors) and The Honest lads, who had both posted qualifying scores of 44.
Again, there was very little in the match with THL edging our their
opponents on the last green.