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The Musselburgh Challenge 2019

 

This event is held annually by Musselburgh Old Course Golf Club, open to clubs with a connection with them through the ancient history of golf. This year was the 20th staging of their event. We last took part in 2015, but since then have been unable to participate.

The format was 9 holes of fourball, best ball golf, played with hickory clubs, with the scores from each pairing added up.

Our representatives were John Dixon, Chester Kruk, Jim Scanlon and Alastair Chalmers. John and Chester scored 45, Jim and Alastair 46. So although we did not worry the winners, we did not come last! Prestwick were the winners with a superb score of 70 (2 x 35), followed by Musselburgh themselves, 5 shots behind. Sandy Lyle was on the winning R&A side in the last 2 years, it was a pity he could not make it this year as the Prestwick lads would have given him a good run for his money.


We were partnered by the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers; one of their players was ex-Scotland rugby captain and British Lion, Peter Brown.

An excellent event, thoroughly enjoyed by our reps, and we look forward to being invited along next year.