This year we will we crossed the Forth to visit Elie, a classic links layout where we had excellent golf and hospitality . As usual the best 8 scratch scores in each division decided the qualifiers for the A and B championships. A great time was had over a fair course with most getting roud dry in the morning, the afternoon consisted of hail and wind however everyone managed the full 18 holes again.
In July, there is the opportunity to test your mettle against Muirfield and find out at first hand why this is consistently voted the best golf course in the United Kingdom, or for the less confident and those looking at a new challenge Gullane no3 over which the Ronnie Middleton trophy is played for is an alternative. After the success of the last few years both groups meet for dinner in the clubhouse at Gullane.
Around a dozen members and guests took part in the Summer Challenge last year and had a great time over the Old Links at Musselburgh Racecourse which will be repeated on Friday 3rd of July, based around a six club competition. Old hickory drivers also have to be used at certain holes and an excellent supper will be provided in the clubhouse, partners and pets are encouraged but not compulsory.
This year the Autumn meeting takes the shape of a tour to Yorkshire over the 4th to 6th of September.
Queen Elizabeth Coronation Schools Trophy
The QE is takes place over the weekend the 19th to the 21st of September over the Royal Burgess' course at Barnton. The Heriots team won six years ago.
Heriot's FP Golf Club V Borders Heriot Club
The Borders match will this year be played over the Gullane, hopefully there will be no repeat victory for the Borders, following their unexpected triumph at home two years ago.
Grafton Morrish Trophy
The Grafton Morrish takes place over the weekend of the 2nd to 5th of October a little further south at Hunstanton and Brancaster in Norfolk. Heriots have an outstanding record there and are the current holders of the beautiful trophy, for the fifth time in the last twenty years . Qualifyng is on the 11th of May at the Burgess this year, when the boys will doubtless appreciate any support the less gifted can give them.
The guys make a great commitment and effort for the club, not only travelling a long way but taking time off work.
The Annual Dinner will be held at Goldenacre on Friday 9th October this year.
AGM 19th January The School
Match v Braids Utd Gullane Sunday March 22nd draw 2.5 each
Spring Outing April 26th Elie
Match v Tantallon North Berwick West Friday May 8th
Grafton Morrisch Royal Burgess G S Sunday 10th May
Kingston Trophy Liberton GC Saturday May 4th
Dispatch Trophy Braids May 23rd to 30th
Match v School Gullane Friday May 1st
Match v Braids Utd Braids Friday June 12th
Summer meeting Muirfield/Gullane 3 Thursday 16th July
Lothians Team Tournament Linlithgow/West Linton Saturday 25th July
Match v Watsonians Braids Thursday June 25th
Edinburgh Trophy Duddingston Sunday August 30th
Match v Border Heriot Club Hirsal Monday 14th Sept
Autumn tour Yorkshire 4th - 6th September
Queen Elizabeth Burgess 19th - 21st September
Grafton Morrish Hunstanton 24th to 27th September
Dinner Goldenacre Friday 9th October
Match v Caermount Gullane Sunday 11th October
Champion of Champions
Club B Champion of Champions
Club A Championship
Club B Championship
Club hole in hole (singles)