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Challenge match versus Musselburgh Old Golf Club at Leith Links - 8th July 2009

"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"

On Wednesday 8th July 2009 we again played host to our great friends from Musselburgh Old Course Golf Club, welcoming them back to the Links for the 4th challenge match using hickory clubs.

In the previous three years each team had one victory under their belt, with one tied match, but nobody could have predicted just how close the result would turn out this time.   

 

The four matches were played as four-ball, best ball, with three finishing all square - Alastair Chalmers and Eugene Bradley against Eddie and Colin Whoriskey; Jim Maguire and Lionel Freedman against Robin Rae and Jimmy Duffield and finally Martin Fletcher and Brian Graham against Billy Finnigan and Scott McFarlane. 

So it all came down to the other match, Douglas Foulis and Robin Morris for the hosts pitted against Jim Green and Colin Blyth for the visitors. Douglas and Robin had been 2-up and favourites to triumph, but their opponents showed great spirit to come back to take the match down the last all-square.

Douglas's putt to half the hole, their game and the match overall finished an agonising three inches short, so victory went to Musselburgh who now lead 2
- 1 in the series.