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Challenge match versus Musselburgh Old Golf Club at Leith Links - 3rd July 2019

"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"

For the 13th time we welcomed to the Links our friends from Musselburgh Old.

The matches are often closely fought, but this year we could not say that. 2 matches ended with 3&2 victories, another by 4&3 and the final one 5&4.
The match result was 3-1 to Musselburgh, they have clearly been practicing! The after golf drinks and the legendary pie and beans were taken in the Bowling Club where the tales of woe from the losing teams were well to the fore.



The result means that the overall series now stands at 7-6 to Musselburgh, so bring on the 2020 match, we say! The match results were -

Dave Clark and Jim Scanlon lost to Steven Hill and Billy Finnegan
Alastair Chalmers & Eugene Bradley lost to Clifford Livingstone and Colin Whoriskey
Pat Denzler and Robin Miller lost to Callum Livingstone and Brian Henderson
Ian Hislop and Chester Kruk defeated Alex McGregor and David Blackshaw