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Challenge match versus Musselburgh Old Golf Club at Leith Links - 30th June 2021

"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"

After our enforced break for COVID-19, we were delighted to welcome back our friends from Musselburgh for the 14th match in our series.

The match resulted in a 2
- 1 victory for our guests, which means the overall series now stands at 8-6 to Musselburgh. The match results were -

 

 

Alastair Chalmers and Ian Hislop halved with Steven Hill and Clifford Livingston
Czeslaw Kruk and David Clark defeated Billy Finnegan and Grant Campbell
Jim Scanlon and Ian Gilmour lost to Matty Craigie and Llew Jenkins
John Dixon and Robin Miller lost to Eddie Whoriskey and David McGrath.

 

 

 

A truly historic event took place during the match
Although their match had ended, Jim, Ian, Matty and Llew decided to play the remaining holes. What a fortuitous decision that turned out to be. At their last hole - the 2nd due to the shotgun start and measuring 90 yards - Llew teed off using his Charles Millar Thistle Niblick. The ball flew straight and true - right into the hole for an ACE!

We reckon this must be the first hole-in-one ever recorded at Leith Links. As the original golfers in the 18th century played holes measuring  400 yards plus, we are confident that nobody ever achieved that back then. So Llew, given the historic nature of what he achieved we should give him his full name of
Llewellyn Jenkins, a place is history is yours, which in our impartial (?) opinion, should rank alongside Tiger, Seve, Jack Nicklaus, Young and Old Tom Morris, etc !!

 

                        

Society President, John Dixon, presenting Llew with a
"trophy" for his achievement.

Thanks to David McGrath for organising congratulations to Llew from 2 very special golfers ....
Special congratulations Number 1
Special congratulations Number 2
(His final comment was a reference to the Euro football championships taking place at the time. As a Scottish-based organisation we would not wish to comment!)