Leith Rules Golf Society
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May 25th 2019


Our 14th annual match with Musselburgh Old resulted in a clear victory for us, not a regular occurrence, so the usual "plucky losers" speech by our team captain had to be binned and a new one hastily written!

Unfortunately, we had a late call-off and we could not find a replacement, so Musselburgh generously agreed to one of their players to drop out of the match, so it was 7-a-side, 3 pairs and a single.

The match result was 3-1. The singles match went to the last green, our captain, Brian Graham, lost there to his opposite number, Alex McGregor. Our winning teams were:-

Alastair Chalmers and Eugene Bradley against David Blackshaw and Billy Finnegan
Alison Macdonald and David Clark against Ralph Rennie and Raymond Henderson

Chester Kruk and Jim Scanlon against Andy and Blair Murray

This is only the third time that we have been victorious in the matches, but in spite of history being against us, we look forward to continuing our winning streak next year!

In his post-match speech, Alex McGregor commented that both clubs have their roots firmly established in the wonderful, though frustrating, game of golf, and that the special affiliation between us can continue for many years. Our captain, Brian Graham, responded by highlighting the special atmosphere that exists in the matches, the compettive nature of golf sitting alongside friendhip and sportsmanship.

Everyone agrees with these sentiments.