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Challenge match versus Musselburgh Old Golf Club at Leith Links - 6th July 2011

"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 greens had been trimmed, the holes cut, everything was ready - and then
Scottish July weather took over. A couple of hours before the match the heavens opened, thunder and lightning crashed about "Sunny Leith" and the 5th green flooded. However, our intrepid greenkeeping staff made sure the match still went ahead.


However, Musselburgh completed the 2011 "double" on the Society by winning the 6th annual hickory match 3-1. They now
edge ahead in the series, which stands at 3-2 on favour of our visitors. The results were -

Pat Denzler and Brian Graham lost to Eddie and Colin Whoriskey
Alastair Chalmers and Eugene Bradley defeated Robin Rae and Jim Stewart
Steven Doyle and Ian Gilmour lost to Rob Little and Harry Bentley
Robin Morris and Bill Cairns lost to Grant Campbell and Scott McFarlane


As always, the matches were played in the traditional spirit and at the 19th (or more precisely the 11th!) the players slaked their thirsts and partook of the now traditional plates of pie and beans.