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The Heriot's FP Golf Club was formed in 1890 due to the efforts of various prominent members of the Heriot community and to several golfers on the School staff. Messrs. Robert Forrest, D.L. Turnbull and James Boyd of the School Staff were instrumental in the formation of the Golf Club.

1948
Office Bearers: Honorary President: Sir Andrew H. A. Murray, Lord Provost and an FP: Hon. Vice Presidents: Wm. McL. Dewar, Headmaster George Heriot's School, J. Miller, B. M. Ross and P. R. C. McFarlane.
Captain: W. A. W. Sivewright: Secretary: W. P. Crichton: Treasurer: W. G. M. Sinclair.
Committee: W. F. Biggar, T. R. Potts, J. Buchanan, D. C. Smith, J. D. H. McVey and I. M. Watt.
Auditor: R. M. Couche.

Competitions
Six outings were held at Gullane 1, Braids 1, Longniddry, Gullane 2, Ingliston and Lundin Links.
Gullane 1: The Ross Cup (handicap) was shared by W. A. W. Sivewright and T. R. Potts both playing off scratch.
Braids 1: Handicap: a tie between C. H. Mc Alpine (5) and C. Young (8) with a net 70. W. A. W. Sivewright won the scratch with a 73.
Longniddry: Handicap and Club Scratch Medal: J. A. McVey 74 -2 72.
Gullane 2: Linton Medal (handicap): W. Moncrieff (12) 64: scratch: W. A. W. Sivewright 71.
Ingliston: Handicap: T. J. Watson (5) 72: scratch: W. A. W. Sivewright 75.
Lundin Links: Handicap was a tie with I. M. Watt (10), K. Mitchell (14) and A. J. Cochran (8) with a net 71. Tawse Medal (scratch) was won by W. A. W. Sivewright with a 75.
The Silver Jubilee Aggregate Cup was won by W. Moncrieff.
The Couche Trophy for the Hole and Hole was won by W. G. M. Sinclair.
The Club Championship was won by R. R. Farmer.

Matches
The annual match v Tantallon Golf Club was sixteen a side and resulted in a five and a half - two and a half win for the Club. The match v the Schoolboys was played at Prestonfield and the FPs won the Wallace Cup by 4 -2.

Tournaments
The Dispatch Trophy: The team was W. A. W. Sivewright and W. F. Biggar and J. D. H. McVey and R. R. Farmer. At long last, the Club achieved its first major success in winning the Dispatch Trophy.
1st. round v Ferranti won 10 & 8
2nd. round v Edinburgh Corporation Transport won 3 & 2
3rd. round v Edinburgh Wayfarers won 12 &10
4th. round v Edinburgh Caithness won at the 19th
Semi-Final v British Rugby Club of Paris won 3 & 1
Final v Caermount won 9 & 8

The Lord Provost Sir Andrew Murray, the Honorary President of the Club and a former pupil of the School, accepted the Trophy on behalf of the Club. In normal circumstances he would have presented the Trophy. It is worth recording that the "runaway" victory in the Final upset the timing for the Presentation Ceremony as the Final was all over for some time before the Lord and Lady Provost were due.

The first couple W. A. W. Sivewright and W. F. Biggar played exceptionally steady golf and won all their games. The younger and less experienced second couple of J. D. H. McVey and R. R. Farmer played soundly and showed the real fighting spirit necessary to win the tournament.

A special Celebration Dinner was held on 11 November 1948 in the Royal British Hotel. The Lord Provost, Sir Andrew Murray presided and other guests included Mr. D. G. Wallace, President of the Scottish Golf Union, Mr. H. K. Anthorn, President of the Lothians Golf Association, James Miller, City Treasurer, Mr. L. S. Miller, President of the Heriot Club, Mr. Wm. McL. Dewar, Headmaster, George Heriot's School, Mr. C. S. Broadwood, President of Heriot's FP Rugby Club and Mr. A. S. Flockhart, the current Scottish Amateur Golf Champion.

Sketches of the winning Heriot's team and also of the School Crest were produced by "Sam" Oxley and were a feature of the decorations at the Dinner.

Two members of the losing Caermount team in the Final were also members of the FP Golf Club - I. Buchanan and J. McKenzie.
The Evening Times Foursomes Tournament: The Club was represented by R. R. Farmer and J. D. H. McVey who put up a very creditable performance losing in the third round to a very strong Cambuslang combination.

1948 Dispatch Trophy Winning Team: W. F. Biggar, W. A. W. Sivewright, J. D. H. McVey and R. R. Farmer.

1948 Dispatch Trophy Winning Team: W. F. Biggar, W. A. W. Sivewright, J. D. H. McVey and R. R. Farmer.


1949
Office Bearers: Honorary President: Sir Andrew H. A. Murray, Lord Provost: Hon. Vice Presidents: Wm. McL. Dewar, J. Millar, B. M. Ross and P. R. C. McFarlane.
Captain: W. A. W. Sivewright: Secretary: W. P. Crichton: Treasurer: W. G. M. Sinclair.
Committee: W. F. Biggar, T. R. Potts, J. Buchanan, D. C. Smith, J. D. H. McVey and A. D. Spalding.

Competitions
Six outings were held at Gullane 2 (2), Braids 1, Longniddry, Muirfield and North Berwick West Links.
Gullane 2: Spring Meeting: The Ross Cup (handicap) was won by A. J. Cochran (6) 72 who also won the scratch prize.
Braids 1: The handicap prize was won by C. Young (7) with a net 66: W. A. W. Sivewright won the scratch award with a splendid 68.
The Longniddry outing was attended by twenty five members. The handicap prize was won by Alan Spalding (6) 67 and the Club Scratch Medal was a tie between W. F. Biggar and A. D. Spalding with 73s.
Muirfield was attended by thirty three members: handicap was won by A. Turner (9) with net 71 and the scratch was won by J. A. McVey with a fine 72.
Gullane 2: Summer Meeting: Linton Medal (handicap): A. M. Robertson (16) 68 and the scratch award was won by J. D. H. McVey with a 72.
North Berwick West: Handicap and scratch (Tawse Medal) were won by J. D. H. McVey who had a scratch 75.
The Silver Jubilee Aggregate Cup was won by A. D. Spalding.
The Couche Trophy for the Hole and Hole was won by I. H. M. Thompson.
The Club Championship was won by W. A. W. Sivewright.

Matches
v Tantallon: won 5-3.
v Edinburgh Western over Braids 1: drawn 3-3.
v Present Pupils at Prestonfield: The Wallace Cup was won by the FPs by four and a half to one and a half.
Dispatch Trophy: The Club defended the Dispatch Trophy and narrowly missed pulling off the "double" losing to the Bank of Scotland in the Final. The Club was again represented by W. A. W. Sivewright and W. F. Biggar and J. D. H. McVey and R. R. Farmer. A. D. Spalding, one of our most promising youngsters, was in the winning Bank of Scotland team.

Championships
Peter Barr won the Royal Bank of Scotland Championship.
W. F. Biggar won the Duddingston Championship.
David Beatson won the Kingsknowe Championship.
R. R. Farmer won the Lothianburn Championship.
George B. Henderson won the Dalmahoy Championship. He also competed in the Worpleston Mixed Foursomes with Mrs. Henderson who won the Dalmahoy Ladies Championship.
W. A. W. Sivewright won the Prestonfield Championship.
Alan Spalding won the Liberton Championship aged seventeen. He also won the Spiers Trophy and was a reserve for the Scottish Boys team at Barassie. He was also a member of the Bank of Scotland team which won the Dispatch Trophy defeating the holders Heriots in the Final.

Notes
Our Captain and Club Champion, W. A. W. Sivewright, was elected Vice President of the Edinburgh and East of Scotland Golfers Alliance.
One of our Vice Presidents, P. C. R. McFarlane, is also Vice President of the Lothians Golf Association.


1950
Office Bearers: Honorary President: Sir Andrew H. A. Murray, Lord Provost: Hon. Vice Presidents: W. McL. Dewar, J. Miller, B. M. Ross and P. C. R. McFarlane.
Captain: W. A. W. Sivewright: Secretary: W. P. Crichton: Treasurer: W. G. M. Sinclair.
Committee: M. Anderson, I. A. Cochran, P. Barr, J. A. McVey, W. F. Biggar and J. D. H. McVey.
Auditor: T. R. Potts.

Competitions
Six outings were held at Gullane 2 (2) , Braids 1, Longniddry, Muirfield and Dunbar.
Gullane 2: Spring Meeting: attended by twenty eight members: The Ross Cup (handicap) was won by R. Motion (16) with a net 70: A. J. Cochran won the scratch prize with a 75.
Braids 1: Attended by nineteen members: handicap was won by A. W. Spence (6) 68 and the scratch award by W. A. W. Sivewright with a 71.
Longniddry: Thirty four members attended: The handicap prize was won by R. M. Couche (4) with a net 68 and the Club Scratch Medal was won by W. A. W. Sivewright with a scratch 71.
Muirfield: Thirty five members attended: The handicap was won by R. M. Kean (10) with a 72 and the best scratch score was returned by R. R. Farmer with a 79.
Gullane 2: Summer Meeting attracted twenty two members and six schoolboys. The Linton Medal (handicap) was won by R. M. Couche (3) and C. A. Noble (7) with net 71s. W. A. W. Sivewright won the scratch with a 71.
Dunbar: Only nine members attended: handicap: D. J. Turner (14) 78 and W. A. W. Sivewright won the scratch award with an 81.
The Silver Jubilee Aggregate Cup was won by R. M. Couche.
The Couche Trophy for the Hole and Hole was won by G. Blamire.
The Club Championship was won by A. J. Cochran.

Matches
v Edinburgh Western over Braids 1: lost 4-2.
v Tantallon, North Berwick West Links: 4-4 draw.
v Present Pupils at Prestonfield. The schoolboys won the Wallace Cup for the first time since 1936 with a convincing 5 -1 win.
Tournaments:
Dispatch Trophy: The team of W. A. W. Sivewright, W. F. Biggar, J. D. H. McVey and R. R. Farmer once again did very well reaching the semi-final being beaten by the ultimate winners, Kingston, on the last green. Our team therefore won Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in successive years.
Lothians Team Tournament was played over Duddingston and Prestonfield: the team was W. F. Biggar, A. J. Cochran and R. M. Couche.

Championships
W. F. Biggar won the Duddingston Championship.
J. G. Ewart led the qualifiers for the Spiers Trophy with a score of 131 and went on to win the Trophy....aged fourteen!!!
G. B. Henderson won the Longniddry Championship.
J. D. H. McVey won the Lothianburn Championship.
W. A. W. Sivewright won the Prestonfield Championship.

Notes
All four members of the winning Dispatch Trophy team in 1948 won their respective club championships in 1949 or 1950 with Messrs. Biggar and Sivewright winning at Duddingston and Prestonfield in both years.
J. S. Spalding finished fifth in the Carris Boys Trophy at Moor Park.


1951
Office Bearers: Honorary President: Sir James Miller, Lord Provost ...and an F. P: Hon. Vice Presidents: W. McL. Dewar, B. M. Ross and P. C. R. McFarlane.
Captain: W. F. Biggar: Secretary: W. P. Crichton: Treasurer: W. G. M. Sinclair.
Committee: not recorded.
Auditor: T. R. Potts.

Competitions
Six outings at Gullane 2 (2), Braids 1, Muirfield, Gullane 1, Gullane 2 and Dunbar.
Gullane 2: Spring Meeting: thirty five members attended. Ross Cup (handicap) W. F. Brown (16): scratch prize was a tie between R. M. Couche, A. J. Cochran and K. M. Mitchell on 76.
Braids 1: Twenty one members attended: handicap was a tie between M. W. Taylor (16) and T. J. O' Riordan (9) on 61 net: scratch: R. M. Couche with a fine 66.
Muirfield: Thirty three attended. Handicap: R.D. Yule (16) 71: scratch: W. A. W. Sivewright 73.
Gullane 1: Linton Medal (handicap): tie between M. W. Taylor (11) and C. J. Coats (10) on net 68: scratch: W. F. Biggar 74.
Gullane 2: Sixteen present: handicap: I. M. Pattinson (10) 68: Tawse Medal (scratch) W. F. Biggar 72.
Dunbar: Twenty four present: handicap: A. M. McIntosh (11) 71: Club Scratch Medal: W. F. Biggar 75.
The Silver Jubilee Aggregate Cup was won by M. W. Taylor.
The Couche trophy for the Hole and Hole was won by M. W. Taylor.
The Club Championship was won by W. A. W. Sivewright

Matches
v Edinburgh Western: FPs won 4-2.
v Tantallon: FPs won 5-2.
v Present Pupils at Prestonfield: The schoolboys retained the Wallace Trophy winning 5 -1.

Tournaments
Dispatch Trophy: team of W. A.W. Sivewright, W. F. Biggar, A. J. Cochran and J. D. H. McVey were beaten in the second round by the Royal Bank of Scotland.
Lothians Team Tournament: team: W. F. Biggar, R. M. Couche and T. W. Haddow.

Championships
W. Bain won the Ravelston Championship.
G. Blamire won the Merchants of Edinburgh Championship.
A. J. Cochran won the Edinburgh University Championship.
W. G. M. Sinclair won the Lothianburn Championship being the third Herioter to win the title in three successive years.
W. A. W. Sivewright won the Eden Tournament at St. Andrews

Notes
R. S. Addison reached the semi-final of the Scottish Boys Championship at North Berwick and played for East of Scotland Schoolboys.
J. G. Ewart was capped for the Boys International v England.
P. R. C. McFarlane was elected as President of the Lothians Golf Association.
R. G. Rangecroft reached the last eight of the Scottish Boys Championship.


1952
Office Bearers: Honorary President: Sir James Miller, Lord Provost: Hon. Vice Presidents: W. McL. Dewar, B. M. Ross and P. C. R. McFarlane.
Captain: W. F. Biggar: Secretary: W. P. Crichton: Treasurer: H. T. Gibson.
Committee: A. J. Cochran, W. A. W. Sivewright, R. F. Edington, M. W. Taylor, R. M. Kean and I. M. Watt.
Auditor: T. R. Potts.

Competitions
Six outings were held at Gullane 2, Braids 1, Gullane 1, North Berwick West, Gleneagles (one round on each of the Kings and Queens courses) and Dunbar.
Gullane 2: Thirty members attended. Ross Cup (handicap) was won by R. M. Kean (8) 68 and the scratch by D. O. Bergh with a 72.
Braids 1: Eighteen members attended. Handicap was won by M. W. Taylor (7) 65 and the scratch by A. J. Cochran with a fine scratch score of 70.
Gullane 1: Twenty three members attended. Linton Medal (handicap) was won by A. M. Robertson (12) 70: scratch award was a tie between W. F. Biggar and W. A. W. Sivewright on 78.
Gleneagles: Twenty four members attended. Kings Course: handicap and scratch: D. O. Bergh (1) 72: scratch 73. Queens Course: handicap and scratch: D. M. Kean (9) 65 and a scratch 74. Aggregate over the two rounds: handicap: R. M. Kean (6) 144: scratch aggregate and Club Scratch Medal: D. O. Bergh (6) 149
Dunbar: Nine members attended: handicap: J. Ross (16) 69: Tawse Medal (scratch) W. A. W. Sivewright 77.
The Silver Jubilee Aggregate Trophy was retained by M. W. Taylor.
The Couche Trophy for the Hole and Hole was won by R. B. Johnston.
The Club Championship was won by J. D. H. McVey.

Matches
v Edinburgh Western: won by three and a half to two and a half.
v Tantallon: lost by four and a half to three and a half.
v the Present Pupils for the Wallace Cup: the FPs won by three and a half to two and a half.
Dispatch Trophy: not recorded.

Championships
D. O. Bergh won the Prestonfield Championship.
R. M. Couche won the Edinburgh Western Championship on the Braids.
G. B. Henderson won the Baberton Championship.

Notes
J. Graham Ewart, now an FP, was capped for the second time in the Boys International v England. He also reached the quarter-finals of the first European Boys Championship in Stockholm. Graham was the only Scot in the four man Great Britain Youth International team in Sweden. The other three team members were all English and included Michael Bonallack.
Andrew W. M. Paton reached the last eight of the British Boys Championship at Formby where he was beaten by the eventual winner, Michael Bonallack.
Ronald Aitken reached the Final of the Spiers Trophy on the Braids.
George A. Scott reached the semi-final of the Scottish Boys Championship.


1953
Office Bearers: Honorary President: Sir James Miller, Lord Provost. Hon. Vice Presidents: W. McL. Dewar, B. M. Ross and P. R. C. McFarlane.
Captain: W. F. Biggar: Secretary: W. P. Crichton: Treasurer: D. J. Fisher.
Committee: J. H. Adair, G. A. Scott, A. J. Cochran, R. M. Kean and I. M. Watt.
Auditor: T. R. Potts.

Competitions
Five outings were held at Gullane 2, Muirfield, Gullane 1, Gleneagles (one round on each of the Kings and Queens courses) and North Berwick West.
Gullane 2: Twenty four attended. The Ross Cup (handicap): N. D. F. Reid (13) 66: scratch D. O. Bergh 71.
Muirfield: Twenty eight attended: handicap J. D. H. McVey (2) 73. His scratch score of 75 won the Club Scratch Medal as well.
Gullane 1: Sixteen attended: Linton Medal (handicap): W. P. Crichton (4) 70: scratch W.A. W. Sivewright 74.
Gleneagles: Kings Course: Handicap A. M. Robertson (10) 68: scratch A. J. Cochran 76. Queens Course: handicap: A. J. Cochran (3) 74: scratch: W. A. W. Sivewright and J. D. H. McVey 76.
The Coronation Aggregate Trophy was won by N. D. F. Reid with 66, 69: 135 total.
The Couche Trophy for the Hole and Hole was won by I. M. Watt.
The Club Championship was won by I. M. Watt.

Matches
"The Club did not have much success in its matches."
v Edinburgh Western: lost three and a half to two and a half.
v Tantallon: drew 2-2.
v Present Pupils for the Wallace Cup: lost 5-1.
Dispatch Trophy: not recorded.

Championships
R. O. Aitken won the Scottish Boys Championship at North Berwick being the first Herioter to do so..
W. Bain won the Ravelston Championship
D. A. Bryce won the Prestonfield Championship
G. Burden won the Ratho Park Championship.

Notes
It appears that the Silver Jubilee Trophy, originally gifted in 1935 in recognition of King George V and Queen Mary's Silver Jubilee, has now been renamed the Coronation Trophy in honour of Queen Elizabeth 2.
Ronald Aitken captained the Scottish Boys team at Dunbar against England. Scotland won 7-5.

1953 Scottish Boys Champion, Ronald O. Aitken

1953 Scottish Boys Champion, Ronald O. Aitken


1954
Office Bearers: Honorary President: Sir James Miller, Lord Provost. Hon. Vice Presidents: W. McL. Dewar, B. M. Ross and P.R.C. McFarlane.
Captain: W. P. Crichton: Secretary: R. M. Kean: Treasurer: J. H. Adair.
Committee: W. F. Biggar, J. D. H. McVey, A. J. Cochran, W. A. W. Sivewright, G. A. Scott and I. M. Watt.
Auditor: T. R. Potts.
The Committee decided that Life membership was now open to all FPs of fifty years of age or over on payment of £3.3/- (three Guineas). The Committee also has the power to offer Life Membership to any special deserving case, irrespective of age.

Competitions
Due to the Amateur Championship being played at Muirfield, the Club was unable to get a suitable date.
Four outings were held at Gullane 2, Gullane 1, Gleneagles (one round on each of the Kings and Queens courses) and Dunbar.
Gullane 2: Nineteen members attended plus three playing with the Caermount outing. Ross Cup (handicap) resulted in a tie between N. D. F. Reid (8) and G. A. Scott (5) on 69: scratch was also a tie, between D. O. Bergh and G. A. Scott on 74.
Gullane 1: Seventeen members attended: Linton Medal (handicap) was won by W. A. W. Sivewright (scr) whose 76 also won the scratch prize.
Gleneagles: Eleven members attended: Kings Course: handicap resulted in a tie between C. R. Angus (8) and R. W.Mill (12) on 73. The Club Scratch Medal was retained by J. D. H. McVey with a 75. Queens Course: handicap was a tie between M. W. Taylor (5) and W. L. Tait (6) on 74 scratch: W. A. W. Sivewright 77 handicap aggregate: M. W. Taylor 148: scratch aggregate was a tie between J. D. H. McVey and W. A. W. Sivewright on 153.
Dunbar: Handicap and Tawse Medal (scratch): A. J. Cochran (3) 72. A second round Stableford Competition was won by G. A. Scott with 37 points.
Coronation Aggregate Trophy was won by G. A. Scott.
Hole & Hole for the Couche Trophy was retained by I. M. Watt.
Club Championship was won by W. A. W. Sivewright.

Matches
v Edinburgh Western: won 5 -1.
v Tantallon: won 5-3.
v Present Pupils for the Wallace Cup: lost to the boys by 5 -1.
Dispatch Trophy: team was W. A. W. Sivewright, W. F. Biggar, D. O. Bergh and J. D. H. McVey.

Championships
D. O. Bergh won the Gullane Championship defeating G. B. Henderson in the Final and he also won the Prestonfield Championship.
D. F. Beatson won the Kingsknowe Championship.
K. G. Finlayson reached the Final of the Indian Amateur Championship.
Miss D. Middleton, a primary teacher at Heriots for many years, won the Liberton Golf Ladies Championship.


1955
Office Bearers: Honorary President: Sir John Banks, Lord Provost: Hon. Vice Presidents: W. McL. Dewar, P. R. C. McFarlane and B. M. Ross.
Captain: W. P. Crichton: Secretary: R. M. Kean: Treasurer: J. H. Adair.
Committee: W. F. Biggar, W. A. W. Sivewright, J. D. H. McVey, I. M. Watt, A. J. Cochran and G. A. Scott.
Auditor: T. R. Potts.

Competitions
Four outings at Gullane 2, Gullane 1, Muirfield and Dunbar.
Gullane 2: Sixteen members attended: Ross Cup (handicap) C. H. Angus (15) 73: scratch: J. D. H. McVey 75.
Gullane 1: Ten attended: Linton Medal (handicap) and scratch: A. J. Cochran (2) 71.
Muirfield: Thirteen attended: handicap and Club Scratch Medal: A. J. Cochran (2) 79.
Dunbar: Fourteen attended: handicap: I. M. Watt (6) 76: Tawse Medal (scratch) tie between I. M. Watt, G. A. Scott and J. D. H. McVey all on 82.
Coronation Aggregate Trophy: C. H. Angus
Hole and Hole for Couche Trophy - no competition.
Club Championship: I. M. Watt.

Matches
v Edinburgh Western: won by four and a half to one and a half.
v Tantallon: drawn 4 -4.
v Present pupils for Wallace Cup: retained by PPs by three and a half to two and a half.
Dispatch Trophy: team was W. A. W. Sivewright, D. O. Bergh, W. F. Biggar and J. D. H. McVey.

Championships
W. Bain won the Ravelston Championship.
D. F. Beatson retained the Kingsknowe Championship.
R. S. E. Leslie won the Ratho Park Championship.


1956
Office Bearers: Honorary President: Sir John Banks, Lord Provost: Hon. Vice Presidents: W. McL. Dewar, P. R. C. McFarlane and B. M. Ross.
Captain: W. P. Crichton: Secretary: R. M. Kean: Treasurer: J. H. Adair.
Committee: W. F. Biggar, G. A. Scott, A. J. Cochran, W. A. W. Sivewright, J. D. H. McVey, I. M. Watt and J. G. Ewart.
Auditor: T. R. Potts.
It was decided that due to the poor attendances in recent years, the number of outings be reduced to three.

Competitions
Three outings were held at Gullane 2, Muirfield and Dunbar.
Gullane 2: Seventeen attended: Ross Cup (handicap): tie between W. L. Tait (6) and J. H. Adair (13) 71: Club Scratch Medal: W. A. W. Sivewright 71.
Muirfield: Twelve attended. Linton Medal (handicap): A. J. Cochran (2) 69. His splendid scratch 71 also won the scratch award.
Dunbar: Eight attended plus five invited schoolboys: handicap: J. H. Adair (13) 75: Tawse Medal (scratch) was won by W. A. W. Sivewright.
The Coronation Aggregate Trophy (handicap) was won by J. H. Adair and J. G. Ewart.
The Hole and Hole for the Couche Trophy was won by W. G. M. Sinclair.
The Club Championship was won by J. G. Ewart.

Matches
v Edinburgh Western: drawn two and a half all.
v Tantallon: lost 5 -3.
v Present Pupils for the Wallace Cup. Retained by the pupils who won 4 - 2.
Dispatch Trophy: team was W. A. W. Sivewright and J. G. Ewart, G. A. Scott and R. D. Yule.

Championships
G. W. Bain won the Baberton Championship.
J. G. Ewart won the Kingsknowe Championship.
R. R. Farmer won the Carlisle Championship.
Miss D. Middleton won the Liberton Ladies Championship.

Notes
G. W. Bain, a former member of the Club was a member of the Riccarton (Baberton) team which won the Dispatch Trophy. He also won the Baberton Championship for the second time.
J. A. Mather reached the Final of the Spiers Trophy.
Club Membership: Sixty one ordinary and eleven life members.


1957
Office Bearers: Honorary President: Sir Ian Johnston - Gilbert, Lord Provost: Hon. Vice Presidents: W. McL. Dewar, B. M. Ross and P. R. C. McFarlane.
Captain: J. A. McVey: Secretary: J D. H. McVey.
Other Office Bearers: not recorded.

Competitions
Three outings were held at Gullane 2, Muirfield and Dunbar.
Gullane 2: Sixteen members attended: Ross Cup (handicap): J. M. Adair (12) 68: The Club Scratch Medal was a three way tie between the Prestonfield trio of R. G. Aitken, D. O. Bergh and W. A. W. Sivewright on 72.
Muirfield: Seventeen members attended: Linton Medal (handicap) I. M. Watt (5) 73 whose scratch score of 78 won the scratch prize.
Dunbar: Fifteen members attended: poor weather conditions with a strong north easterly wind. Handicap: W. G. M. Sinclair (6) 74: Tawse Medal (scratch) R. G. Aitken 77.
The Coronation Aggregate Trophy was won by R. G. Aitken 69:74: 143.
The Hole and Hole for the Couche Trophy was again won by I. M. Watt.
The Club Championship was won by J. D. H. McVey who defeated his boss, W. A. W. Sivewright, in the final!

Matches
v Present Pupils at Prestonfield: The boys retained the Wallace Cup receiving two bisques from the FPs and winning 3 -2 having been victorious since 1953.

Tournaments
Dispatch Trophy: the team of G. A. Scott and R. D. Yule and J. G. Ewart and R. O. Aitken was originally selected and would have been one of the youngest Heriot's teams ever but, due to unforeseen circumstances, the team which "took the tee" was W. F. Biggar and W. A. W. Sivewright and G. A. Scott and J. D. H. McVey. This team reached the third round before losing to Scottish Union and National Insurance Company.
Evening Times Foursomes at Douglas Park Golf Club, Glasgow. W. A. W. Sivewright and R. G. Aitken represented the Club losing to Turnberry in the second round.
Queen Elizabeth Coronation Trophy at Royal Burgess Golfing Society, Barnton. The Heriot's Team of R. G. Aitken and J. G. Ewart, W. A. W. Sivewright and I. M. Watt and R. O. Aitken and J. D. H. McVey did exceptionally well in reaching the Final where they were beaten 2-1 by Hillhead High School led by the well known Scottish Internationalist, W. D. Smith. It is worth recording that the Heriot's team beat Stewart's College FP 2 -1 in the semi-final.

1957 Queen Elizabeth Schools Trophy Finalists at Royal Burgess Golfing Society: R. O. Aitken, J. D. H. McVey, J. G. Ewart, I. M. Watt, W. A. W. Sivewright and R. G. Aitken.

1957 Queen Elizabeth Schools Trophy Finalists at Royal Burgess Golfing Society: R. O. Aitken,
J. D. H. McVey, J. G. Ewart, I. M. Watt, W. A. W. Sivewright and R. G. Aitken.

Championships
D. F. Beatson won the Kingsknowe Championship.
R. M. Couche won the Edinburgh Western Championship.
J. D. H. McVey won the Lothianburn Championship.
Miss D. Middleton retained the Liberton Ladies Championship
G. A. Scott won the Merchants of Edinburgh Championship.

Notes
G. A. Scott and R. D. Yule were members of the Merchants of Edinburgh team which won the Edinburgh Inter Club Tournament.
The death was announced of D. M. Clark, who was in his eighties. He is best remembered as the Author of Heriot Rugby (1948). As well as being Captain of the Golf Club in 1933/1934, he was Secretary of the Rugby Club for twenty years and he was the regular umpire for the FP Cricket eleven. Mr. Clark, who could remember when rugby was introduced to the School, not without opposition, in favour of association football, had a leading part in the negotiations which led to the acquisition of New Goldenacre.
The death was also recorded of Dr. A. C. Mallace, Captain of the Golf Club in 1909 and the founder of the Tantallon Match in 1934.
Although it is believed that the Club has entered teams in the Queen Elizabeth Trophy at Barnton since its inception in 1953, no previous reports have been recorded. This may suggest a lack of success.


1958
Office Bearers: Honorary President: Sir Ian Johnston Gilbert, Lord Provost: Hon. Vice Presidents: W. McL. Dewar, B. M. Ross and P. R. C. McFarlane.
Captain: J. A. McVey: Secretary: J. D. H. McVey.
Other Office Bearers: not recorded.

Competitions
Four outings were held at Gullane 2, Gullane 1, Muirfield and North Berwick West.
Gullane 2: Twenty two members attended: Ross Cup (handicap) W. L. Brown (12) 68: Club Scratch Medal: J. A. McVey and I. M. Watt with scratch 74s. Note: J. A. McVey's name appears on the Medal.
Gullane 1: Twelve members attended: handicap: I. Shaw (6) 70: scratch: I. S. Lumsdaine: 74.
Muirfield: Nineteen members attended: wet and a visibility of fifty yards. Linton Medal (handicap) J. D. H. McVey (4) 74 also won the scratch with his 78.
North Berwick West: Eleven members attended: handicap: R. O. Aitken (3) 69: Tawse Medal (scratch): J. D. H. McVey 71.
The Coronation Aggregate Trophy was won by W. L. Brown: 68:72: 140.
The Hole and Hole for the Couche Trophy was won by A. C. Nesbit.
The Club Championship was won by I. M. Watt.

Matches
v the Present Pupils at Prestonfield was cancelled as the course was waterlogged. Supper only was served.
v Tantallon: won 4 -3.
v Edinburgh Western: won by four and a half to one and a half.

Tournaments
Dispatch Trophy: team of R. D. Yule and J. G. Ewart and I. M. Watt and J. D. H. McVey had a good run losing to Scottish Universities in the fourth round.
Queen Elizabeth Coronation Trophy Tournament, Barnton: The Committee kept to their policy of selecting a young team by picking one with an average age of twenty two years. the team of R. G. Aitken, R. O. Aitken, H. C. Brownlee, R. S. E. Leslie, I. M. Watt and R. D. Yule. J. G. Ewart was originally selected but had to call off and he was replaced by H. C. Brownlee. For the second year in succession, the Club fell at the last hurdle losing in the Final to the "auld enemy" Watsonians by 2-1, the deciding tie finishing at the nineteenth.

1958 Queen Elizabeth Trophy Finalists: Back row: R. O. Aitken, H. C. Brownlee. Front row: R. S. E. Leslie, R. D. Yule, R. G. Aitken and I. M. Watt.

1958 Queen Elizabeth Trophy Finalists: Back row: R. O. Aitken, H. C. Brownlee.
Front row: R. S. E. Leslie, R. D. Yule, R. G. Aitken and I. M. Watt.

Championships
H. C. Brownlee won the Spiers Trophy on the Braids.
R. D. Yule won the Merchants of Edinburgh Championship.

Notes
The death occurred of G. J. Pockney who left School in 1892 and who won the Club Scratch medal in 1898/1899.
R. O. Aitken was runner up in the Highland Trophy at Pitlochry.
H. C. Brownlee was defeated in the Final of the Scottish Boys Championship at North Berwick having entered from George Heriot's FP Golf Club!


1959
Office Bearers: Honorary President: Sir Ian Johnston Gilbert, Lord Provost: Hon Vice Presidents: W. McL. Dewar, B. M. Ross and P. R. C. McFarlane.
Captain: J. A. McVey: Secretary: J. D. H. McVey.
Other Office Bearers: not recorded.

Competitions
Four outings were held at North Berwick West, Gullane 1, Gullane 2 and North Berwick Burgh.
Although it is not recorded, it is likely that the annual outing to Muirfield was not held due to the Open being held there which was won by Gary Player. Andrew Paton, an FP and a young professional, led the distinguished field after two holes in the first round with birdie threes, but "fell away."
North Berwick West: Sixteen members attended: Ross Cup (handicap): A. C. Nisbet (14) 73: Club Scratch Medal: I. S. Lumsdaine 76.
Gullane 1: Fifteen members attended: Ross Cup (handicap): A. C. Nisbet (13) 74: scratch: R. M.Couche 84.
Gullane 2: Thirteen members attended: Linton Medal (handicap): R. J. W. Clark (19) 62: scratch: I. M. Watt 72.
North Berwick Burgh: Nine members attended: handicap: I. M. Watt (4) 67: Tawse Medal (scratch) J. D. H. McVey 69.
The Coronation Aggregate Trophy was won by R. J. W. Clark with a splendid total of 131 (62:69).
The Hole and Hole for the Couche Trophy was also won by R. J. W. Clark.
The Club Championship was won by I. S. Lumsdaine.

Matches
v Tantallon: lost 4 -2.:
v Edinburgh Western: The Club "whitewashed" Western 5 - 0 over the Braids.
v The Present Pupils for the Wallace Cup at Prestonfield: the FPs won 3 - 2. This was the FPs first win in this match since 1952.

Tournaments
Dispatch Trophy: the team selected was I. M. Watt and R. D. Yule and H. C. Brownlee and I. S. Lumsdaine who had to withdraw due to exams and was replaced by J. D. H. McVey. The team did well in reaching the fifth round where they lost to Boroughmuir FP by two holes.
Queen Elizabeth Coronation Trophy at Barnton: the Club was represented by I. M. Watt and R. D. Yule, R. G. Aitken and H. C. Brownlee, R. O. Aitken and I. S. Lumsdaine: lost to Morrisons Academy in the second round

Championships
W. Bain won the Ravelston Championship.
R. R. Farmer won the Carlisle Championship.
K. G. Finlayson won the Kenyan Amateur Championship.
Miss D. Middleton won the Liberton Ladies Championship.
R. C. H. Robertson won the Spiers Trophy on the Braids.
J. M. Sinclair won the Merchants of Edinburgh Championship.
D. J. and K. G. Finlayson, representing Heriot's, won the Grigg Cup presented in 1931 by Sir Edward Grigg, Governor of Kenya, for annual competition between public school representatives in East Africa. George Heriot's beat Kelvinside Accies at the 19th in the Final.


1960
Office Bearers: Honorary President: Sir John Greig Dunbar, Lord Provost: Hon. Vice Presidents: W. McL. Dewar, B. M. Ross and P. R. C. McFarlane.
Captain: J. A. Mc Vey: Secretary: J. D. H. McVey: Treasurer: W. L. Tait.
Other Office Bearers: not recorded.

Competitions
Three outings at North Berwick West, Gullane 1 and Dunbar.
North Berwick West: Twenty members attended: Ross Cup (handicap): D. M. Lumsdaine (11) 69: Club Scratch Medal: I. S. Lumsdaine 76.
Gullane 1: Fifteen members attended: handicap and scratch: R. W. A. Jordan (5) 67: scratch 72.
Dunbar: Twelve members attended: Linton Medal (handicap): W. L. Tait (8) 71: Tawse Medal (scratch): W. G. M. Sinclair 79.
The Coronation Aggregate Trophy was won by R. W. A. Jordan with a total of 142: (67: 75).
The Hole and Hole for the Couche Trophy was won by R. W. Mill.
The Club Championship was retained by I. S. Lumsdaine.

Matches
v Edinburgh Western: lost 4 -2.
v Tantallon: lost three and a half to two and a half.
v Present Pupils for the Wallace Cup at Prestonfield: FPs won 3 -2.

Tournaments
Dispatch Trophy: team of I. M. Watt and I. S. Lumsdaine and H. C. Brownlee and R. C. H. Robertson lost 5 & 3 to Lochend in the first round.
Queen Elizabeth Coronation Trophy at Barnton: the team of J. D. H. McVey, I. M. Watt, I. S. Lumsdaine, R. O. Aitken, J. A. Mc Vey and H. C. Brownlee lost to Edinburgh Academicals in the first round.

Championships
R. G. Aitken won the British Universities Championship at Dalmahoy.
R. O. Aitken won the Scottish Universities Championship at Carnoustie.
H. C. Brownlee won the Craigmillar Park Championship.
D. J. and K. G. Finlayson retained the Grigg Cup for Golf in Kenya representing Heriot's FP.
K. G. Finlayson won the Royal Nairobi Championship.
R. W. A. Jordan won the UK Ministry of Labour Championship at Selsdon Park.
J. D. H. McVey won the Lothianburn Championship for the fourth time.

Notes
H. C. Brownlee was runner up to Alex Caygill in the British Youths Championship at Pannal and, in doing so, equalled the course record of 66. He also represented Scotland v England in the Youths international which preceded the Championship - Scotland won comfortably!
An all Heriots/Edinburgh University side "cleaned up" in the British Universities Championship at Dalmahoy. The team of R. G. Aitken, R.O. Aitken, I. S. Lumsdaine, J. A. Mather and R. S. E. Leslie won the team title and R. G. Aitken won the individual title beating J. A. Mather in the Final. Incredibly, all four semi-finalists were Heriot FP Golf Club members. R. O. Aitken won the Scottish University Championship at Carnoustie making it an unique double for the Aitken brothers.
R. R. Farmer, entered from the R & A, played with Henry Cotton in the Centenary Open at St. Andrews.
I. M. Watt was a member of the Royal Burgess team which won the Edinburgh Inter Club Tournament.


1961
Office Bearers: Honorary President: Sir John Greig Dunbar, Lord Provost: Hon. Vice Presidents: W. McL. Dewar, B. M. Ross and P. R. C. McFarlane.
Captain: A. C. Nesbit: Secretary: J. D. H. McVey: Treasurer: W. L. Tait.
Committee: W. G. M. Sinclair, R. C. H. Robertson, R. Nesbit, I. S. Lumsdaine and I. M. Watt.
Competitions: four outings to North Berwick West, Gullane 1, Muirfield and Dunbar.
North Berwick West: Twenty six attended: Ross Cup (handicap): R. W. A. Jordan (4) 69: Club Scratch Medal: I. S. Lumsdaine 73.
Gullane 1: Twenty attended: handicap: R. M. Kean (6) 69: scratch: R. C. H. Roberson 68.
Muirfield: Twenty five attended: Linton Medal (handicap): R. J. Nesbit (16) 71: scratch: J. A. Mather 74.
Dunbar: Eleven attended: handicap: R. W. Mill (11) 72: Tawse Medal (scratch) I. S. Lumsdaine 76.
The Coronation Aggregate Trophy was shared by R. C. H. Robertson and R. W. A. Jordan on 141 although R. C. H. Robertson's name appears on the trophy.
The Hole and Hole for the Couche Trophy was won by W. L. Brown.
The Club Championship was won for the third year in succession by I. S. Lumsdaine.

Matches
v Edinburgh Western: drawn two and a half all.
v Tantallon: won by three and a half to two and a half.
v Boroughmuir: won 3 -2 at Gullane.
v Present Pupils for the Wallace Cup at Prestonfield: won 3 - 2 by the FPs who retained the trophy.

Tournaments
Dispatch Trophy: the team of H. C. Brownlee and I. M. Watt and W. G. M. Sinclair and J. D. H. McVey appears to have been selected in variance with the Club's current " youth policy" but proved very effective in reaching the semi-finals where they lost by one hole to the Ministry of Labour.
Queen Elizabeth Coronation Trophy at Barnton: the team of R. W. A. Jordan, I. S. Lumsdaine, R. C. H. Robertson, J. A. Mather, I. M. Watt and H. C. Brownlee lost to Glasgow Academicals 2 -1 in the first round.

Championships
H. C. Brownlee won the Lothians Championship beating A. F. D. McGregor by 8 & 7 in the Final at Luffness New. He was the first Herioter to achieve this feat.
D. J. & K. G. Finlayson won the Grigg Cup for Golf in Kenya for Heriots for the third year in succession.
A. C. Kirkwood won the Broomieknowe Championship defeating his twin brother A. S. Kirkwood in an earlier round.
J. A. Mather won the Duddingston Championship beating the great R. D. B. M. Shade in the Final. He also won the British Universities Championship at Burnham, being beaten by R. G. Aitken in the Final last year, and he thus ensured that the trophy stays in Heriot hands.
R. C. H. Robertson won the Craigmillar Park Championship.
J. M. Sinclair won the Merchants of Edinburgh Championship.

Notes
C. D. Campbell was a Scottish Boys trialist.
W. I. B. Gray was also a trialist for the Scottish Boys team and he reached the quarter-finals of the British Boys Championship at Dalmahoy.
I. S. Lumsdaine and J. A. Mather were in the Edinburgh University team which won the Dispatch Trophy.
W. A. W. Sivewright became President of the Lothians Golf Association.


1962
Office Bearers: Honorary President: Sir John Greig Dunbar, Lord Provost: Hon. Vice Presidents: W. McL. Dewar, B. M. Ross and P. R. C. McFarlane.
Captain: A. C. Nesbit: Secretary: J. D. H. McVey: Treasurer: W. L. Tait
Other Office Bearers: not recorded.

Competitions
Four outings at North Berwick West, Gullane 1, Muirfield and Dunbar.
North Berwick West: Twenty two members attended: Ross Cup (handicap) W. L. Brown (10) 68: Club Scratch Medal: I. M. Watt 75.
Gullane 1: Only eleven members attended: handicap: R. J. W. Clark (14) 65: scratch: J. D. H. McVey 76.
Muirfield: Nineteen members attended: Linton Medal (handicap) was won by R. D. Yule (3) 68: He also returned the best scratch score with his 71 although there were three scratch scores of 73 and under and seven under 80.
Dunbar: Only attended by nine members: handicap prize was a three way tie between W. L. Tait (7), I. R. Young (9) and R. W. Mill (10) all on 72. The Tawse Medal (scratch) was won by W. L. Tait with a 79.
The Coronation Aggregate Trophy was won by W. L. Brown with a total of 137 (68: 69).
The Hole and Hole for the Couche trophy was won by R. J. Nesbit.
The Club Championship was won by R. C. H. Robertson.

Matches
The Club won all their matches.
v Tantallon: won 4 -2.
v Boroughmuir at Gullane 1: won 3 - 2.
v Edinburgh Western: won by three and a half to two and a half.
The match v the School was not played.

Tournaments
Dispatch Trophy: team was I. M. Watt and I. S. Lumsdaine and R. C. H. Robertson and J. D. H. McVey did well in making the second successive semi-final losing by 2 & 1 to Scottish Special Housing.
Lothians Team Tournament: the Club was represented by T. M. Innes, G. Blamire and R. C. H. Robertson without success.
Queen Elizabeth Coronation Trophy at Barnton: the team of G. A. Scott, R. C. H. Robertson, T. M. Innes, I. M. Watt, J. A. Mather and R. D. Yule lost to Merchistonians in the first round.

Championships
R. G. Aitken won the Northampton County Golf Club Championship and the Northamptonshire Championship.
W. Bain won the Ravelston Championship.
E. Donaldson won the Auchterarder Championship.
R. W. A. Jordan won the Turnhouse Championship.
J. D. H. McVey won the Lothianburn Championship.
K. G. Finlayson and David Anthony won the Grigg Cup in Nairobi, Kenya, keeping it in Heriots hands for the fourth year in succession.

Notes
Heriot's FP could field a district side from "On the Tee with J R" in the Edinburgh Evening News 1962
"The playing strength of the Heriot's FP Golf Club has never been better than during the past three years.
So many of the members have been prominent in local golfing circles that it would be possible to field a Lothians' representative team comprising only former Heriot's schoolboys. Automatic selections would be former University champion Jackie Mather (Duddingston), Ronnie Yule (Merchants), Ian Watt (Royal Burgess), former Lothians Champion Campbell Brownlee (Craigmillar Park), Bobby Robertson who also plays on the Blackford Hill circuit, Kingsknowe's Graham Ewart, Dalmahoy's Ian Lumsdaine, Ratho's Bobby Leslie and the Prestonfield brothers Richard and Ronnie Aitken."
The annual subscription was ten shillings and two and sixpence for the first two years after leaving School. The subscriptions are still the same as in 1906.
C. D. Campbell was again a trialist for the Scottish Boys team.
G. D. Carter was also a Scottish Boys trialist and was eighth equal in the trial.
R. W. A. Jordan was a member of the Ministry of Labour team which reached the Final of the Dispatch Trophy.
A. C. Kirkwood was a member of the Broomieknowe team which won the Midlothian Inter Club.
The Annual Dinner was revived after many years and was held in the Carlton Hotel. The guest speaker was W. Dakers, Secretary of the Scottish Golf Union.


1963
Office Bearers: Honorary President: Sir Duncan Weatherstone, Lord Provost: Hon. Vice Presidents: W. McL. Dewar, B. M. Ross and P. R. C. McFarlane.
Captain A. C. Nesbit: Secretary: J. D. H. McVey: Treasurer: W. L. Tait.
Committee: R. W. A. Jordan, R. J. Nesbit, R. C. H. Robertson, F. T. Scott, W. G. M. Sinclair and I. M. Watt.
Auditor: I. S. Lumsdaine.

Competitions
Four outings to North Berwick West (2), Gullane 1 and Muirfield
North Berwick West: Twenty two members attended: Ross Cup (handicap): J. H. H. Groat (8) 71: Club Scratch Medal: K. M. Fraser 76.
Gullane 1: Twenty members attended: handicap: R. E. Smith (9) 71: scratch: I. S. Lumsdaine 74.
Muirfield: Over forty members and Herioter guests attended: Linton Medal (handicap) and scratch prize: R. C. H. Robertson (2) 73.
North Berwick West: Sixteen members attended: handicap: L. A. Air (13) 71: Tawse Medal (scratch): R. W. A. Jordan 74.
The Coronation Aggregate Trophy was won by K. M. Fraser: 143 (71: 72)
The Hole and Hole for the Couche Trophy was won by A. L. Stewart.
The Club Championship was won by G. A. Scott.
A foursomes tournament was held, attracting ten couples, the winners being the pairing of J. D. H. McVey and W. G. M. Sinclair.

Matches
v Edinburgh Western: on Braids 1: won 3 - 2.
v Tantallon: North Berwick West: won 5 -1.
v Braids United: drawn match: two and half each.
v Boroughmuir: won 3 -2.
v Carricknowe: at Carricknowe: drawn match 2 -2.
v Present Pupils for the Wallace Cup at Prestonfield: lost 4 -1.

Tournaments
Dispatch Trophy: the team of I. M. Watt and E. B. Lynch and R. C. H. Robertson and W. N. Wilkie lost in the second round to N. C. B.
Lothians Team Tournament: the team was R. C. H. Robertson, K. M. Fraser and I. M. Watt.

1963 Evening Times Scottish Foursomes Tournament Finalists. J. A Mather and G.A. Scott.

1963 Evening Times Scottish Foursomes Tournament Finalists. J. A Mather and G.A. Scott.

Evening Times Scottish Foursomes Tournament 1963: at Gullane 1: the Heriot's team of J. A. Mather and G. A. Scott put up a magnificent performance in reaching the Final where they lost a close match to the Clydebank team. One consolation was that on the way to the Final they defeated our old rivals Watsonians.
Queen Elizabeth Coronation Trophy at Barnton: team was G. A. Scott and J. A. Mather, I. M. Watt and E. B. Lynch, R. C. H. Robertson and R. W. A. Jordan (J. D. H. McVey in for R. C. H. Robertson on the second day.) The team put up their best performance for some time, losing to Hillhead High School in the quarter-final.
Championships:
R. G. Aitken retained the Northamptonshire Championship.
W. Bain retained the Ravelston Championship.
J. S. Barnes won the Kilspindie Championship.
H. C. Brownlee won the Craigmillar Park Championship.
G. D. Carter won the Spiers Trophy.
R. R. Farmer won the Carlisle Golf Club Championship.
D. J. Finlayson won the Royal Nairobi Championship.
G. A. Scott won the Merchants of Edinburgh Championship.

Notes
The death was announced of Ronald McKinnon Couche, a former Captain, Secretary and Treasurer of the Club. He was the Captain of the Club from 1938 - 1947. He also donated the Hole and Hole Trophy in 1946.
R. W. A. Jordan was a member of the Turnhouse team which won the Inter Club Tournament.
E. B. Lynch reached the Final of the Lothians Championship at the Royal Burgess losing to Archie Lourie of Duddingston
D. McGill reached the semi-final of the Scottish Boys Championship at North Berwick.
D. McGill and R. Couche won the Edinburgh Schools Foursomes Tournament.
David McGill later laid down his golf clubs and concentrated on bowls, becoming the World Bowling Champion.
G. A. Scott was a member of the Edinburgh Insurance team which won the Dispatch Trophy.
M. W. Taylor reached the Final of the Nassau (Bahamas) Championship.
G. D. Carter reached the last eight of the Scottish Boys Championship at North Berwick.
The Annual Dinner was held in the Wee Windaes at 25/- per ticket and, whilst it showed a loss of £7.14/8d with only twenty six tickets paid for, it is hoped that more members and their guests will attend in future.

1963ís Annual Dinner was held in the Wee Windaes. Club Champion George Scott receiving his trophy from T. Muir Jinkins, President Lothians Golf Association, watched by the Headmaster, W. Mc.L Dewar, J. Strudwick, Tantallon Golf Club Captain, A. C. Nesbit, Heriot's Golf Club Captain, former Lothians Champion S. Smith, Boroughmuir FP, L. M. Allan, Carricknowe and J. Lumsden, Braids United.

1963’s Annual Dinner was held in the Wee Windaes. Club Champion George Scott receiving his trophy from T. Muir Jinkins, President Lothians Golf Association, watched by the Headmaster, W. Mc.L Dewar, J. Strudwick, Tantallon Golf Club Captain, A. C. Nesbit, Heriot's Golf Club Captain, former Lothians Champion S. Smith, Boroughmuir FP, L. M. Allan, Carricknowe and J. Lumsden, Braids United.

The Club had a most successful film evening and golf clinic in the School which was well supported by Club members and by the School golf team who were invited guests. The clinic was held by Gordon Durward, the Longniddry professional, who gave the youngsters encouragement and valuable advice.
It is encouraging to note that sixteen new members joined during the year. Sixty eight members paid their subscriptions in 1963 compared with thirty five in 1962. It was agreed at the AGM that Committee members would each serve for two years, three members being elected, en bloc, each year.


1964
Office Bearers: Honorary President: Sir Duncan Weatherstone, Lord Provost: Hon. Vice Presidents: W. McL. Dewar, B. M. Ross, P. R. C. McFarlane and W. A. W. Sivewright.
Captain: W. G. M. Sinclair: Secretary: J. D. H. McVey: Treasurer: W. L. Tait.
Committee: J. H. H. Groat, T. M. Innes, A. L. Stewart, I. M. Watt, R. J. Nesbit and R. W. A. Jordan.
Auditor: I. S. Lumsdaine.

Competitions
Four outings were held at North Berwick West, Gullane 1, Muirfield and Gullane 2.
North Berwick West: Seventeen members attended: Ross Cup (handicap): J. D. H. McVey (4) 73: Club Scratch Medal: K. M. Fraser 80.
Gullane 1: Twenty members attended: handicap: A. L. Stewart (13) 64: scratch: G. A. Scott 71.
Muirfield: Linton Medal (handicap): W.P. Crichton (8) 75: scratch: I. S. Lumsdaine 81.
Gullane 2: Fourteen members attended: K. R. Grimston (16) 68: Tawse Medal (scratch): I. M. Watt 71.
The Coronation Aggregate Trophy was won by I. M. Watt: 142: (74: 68)
Hole and Hole and Foursomes Competitions: Due to problems in matches not being played in time, it was decided to declare them null and void for 1964.
The Club Championship was retained by G. A. Scott.

Matches
v Edinburgh Western: won three and a half to two and a half.
v Tantallon: lost 4 -2.
v Boroughmuir F. P.: Gullane 1: lost three and a half to one and a half.
v Carricknowe: lost 3 -2.
v Present Pupils at Prestonfield : Lost 4 -1: the PPs retained the Wallace Cup.

Tournaments
Dispatch Trophy: team selected was R. C. H. Robertson and R. W. A. Jordan and G. D. Carter and I. M. Watt who lost at the nineteenth to Scottish Universities in the third round.
Queen Elizabeth Coronation Trophy at Barnton: team was R. W. A. Jordan and E. B. Lynch, I. M. Watt and T. M. Innes, G. A. Scott and R. O. Aitken.

Championships
R. G. Aitken won the Northamptonshire Championship for the third year in succession and also the Northampton County Golf Club Championship.
W. Bain won the Ravelston Championship for the third year in succession.
I. D. Currie won the Monifieth Club Championship.
P. Dawson won the Essex Boys Championship.
D. J. Finlayson won the Kenyan Amateur Championship.
J. A. Mather won the Musselburgh Championship at Monktonhall.

Notes
The Annual Dinner was held in the Carlton Hotel. The principal guest was John Panton of Glenbervie who provided a most entertaining film show. Unfortunately the Dinner again ran at a loss - this time of £16.00 and, as a result, the Club was in the red at the end of the season. The members discussed this fully at the AGM and the subscription for season 1965 was increased to 12/6d and remained at 2/6 for new members from the School for the first two years. The Club also decided to withdraw from membership of the Lothians Golf Association in an attempt to save money. G. Blamire offered to print any tickets, menus and fixture cards that the Club required, to save further expense.
Concern was shown at the failure of members to play hole and hole and foursomes ties and it was agreed that, in future, a subcommittee would be formed to deal with the selection of teams for the matches and to organise the hole and hole and foursomes competitions.
I. D. Currie played for Scottish Youths v English Youths.
J. G. Ewart, partnered by Mary Norval, reached the Final of the Scottish Amateur Mixed Foursomes at Gleneagles, losing by one hole.
R. W. A. Jordan reached the last sixteen of the Scottish Amateur Championship at Nairn losing to the eventual winner, Ronnie Shade.
D. McGill reached the last eight of the Scottish Boys Championship at North Berwick.
W. A. W. Sivewright was non playing Captain of Scotland in the 1964 Home Internationals.


1965
Office Bearers: Honorary President: Sir Duncan Weatherstone, Lord Provost: Hon. Vice Presidents: W. Mc L. Dewar, B. M. Ross, P. R. C. McFarlane and W. A. W. Sivewright.
Captain: W. G. M. Sinclair: Secretary: J. D. H. McVey: Treasurer: W. L. Tait.
Committee: J. J. Goulding, R. W. A. Jordan, J. H. H. Groat, A. C. Nesbit, T. M. Innes and A. L. Stewart.
Auditor: I. S. Lumsdaine.

Competitions
Four outings were held at North Berwick West, Gullane 1, Muirfield and Gullane 3.
North Berwick West, Twenty eight members attended: Ross Cup (handicap): A. C. Nesbit (13) 69: Club Scratch Medal: J. G. Ewart 71.
Gullane 1: Eleven members attended: handicap: G. M. Watt (18) 69: scratch T. M. Innes: 75.
Muirfield: Fifteen members attended plus three visitors: Linton Medal (handicap) and scratch: W. G. Ewart (2) 68. A fine scratch score of 70.
Gullane 3: Sixteen members attended: handicap: J. A. Turner (11) 66: Tawse Medal (scratch): J. D. H. McVey 67.
The Coronation Aggregate Trophy was won by J. D. H. McVey: 135 (72:63)
The Hole and Hole for the Couche Trophy was won by G. Blamire.
The Foursomes Competition was won by J. G. Ewart and G. W. Murdoch.
The Club Championship was retained by R. W. A. Jordan.

Matches
v Tantallon: FPs.won.
v Edinburgh Western: lost.
v Boroughmuir: Gullane 1: drawn.
v Present Pupils for Wallace Cup: North Berwick West: lost.

Tournaments
Dispatch Trophy: team of G. D. Carter and I. M. Watt and K. M. Fraser and J. D. H. McVey did well in reaching the semi-final where they lost to Observers by 2 &1.
Queen Elizabeth Coronation Trophy at Barnton: team was T. M. Innes and J. D. H. McVey, G. A. Scott and K. M. Fraser and I. M. Watt and R. W. A. Jordan. The Club minutes state that the team was beaten in the third round by Kelvinside Accies and another report states that they reached the fourth round and were defeated by Lenzie Academy!

Championships
R. S. Addison won the East Kilbride Championship (Old Course)
W. Bain won the Ravelston Championship for the fourth year in succession.
J. S. Barnes won the Kilspindie Championship.
H. C. Brownlee won the Craigmillar Park Championship for the third time.
P. Dawson retained the Essex Boys Championship.
J. G. Ewart won the Kingsknowe Championship.
D. J. Finlayson retained the Kenyan Amateur Championship.
J. H. H. Groat won the Royal Burgess Championship.
J. J. Hogg won the Merchants of Edinburgh Championship.
R. W. A. Jordan won the Turnhouse Championship.
Miss D. Middleton won the Liberton Ladies Championship.

Notes
The Annual Dinner was held in the Roxburgh Hotel and, whilst successful, was still a financial loss.
It was agreed to leave the annual subscription at 12/6d but to reduce it to 10/- for new members in 1966.
R. W. A. Jordan reached the Final of the Lothians Championship where he was defeated by A. J. R. Low, the Scottish Internationalist.
D. Michie was in the Scottish Widows team which won the Dispatch Trophy.


1966
Office Bearers: Honorary President: Sir Duncan Weatherstone, Lord Provost: Hon. Vice Presidents: W. McL. Dewar, B. M. Ross and W. A. W. Sivewright.
Captain: G. Blamire: Secretary: E. B. Lynch: Treasurer: W. L. Tait.
Committee: J. J. Goulding, R. W. A. Jordan, A. C. Nesbit, J. H. H. Groat, J. G. Ewart and G. A. Scott.
Auditor: I. S. Lumsdaine.

Competitions
Four outings were held at Southerness, Gullane 1, Muirfield and Gullane 3.
Southerness: Thirty six members attended: Ross Cup (handicap): E. Cobb (14) 69: Club Scratch Medal: G. A. Scott 77. This outing was played in brilliant sunshine with a hilarious but enjoyable repast organised by the secretary, Brendan Lynch, who produced large hampers of goodies from the boot of the bus. The hampers and the catering were supplied by the Traverse Theatre Company. Lunch was taken off tablecloths laid in the area between the 1st tee and the 18th green and a sumptuous feast was enjoyed by all. A Silloth competition was played in the afternoon followed by High Tea in the Paul Jones Inn.
Gullane 1: Thirty two members attended: visibility was reduced at times to a few yards which made J. G. Ewart's scratch score of 68 all the more remarkable. handicap: J. G. Ewart (3) 65: scratch 68.
Muirfield: Seventy seven members and guests attended this outing only ten days after the completion of an historic Open Championship. Although the rough had been cut, it was lying loose and a ball off line was as good as lost. Only two balls were lost in the four days of the Open - it was estimated that the Club's members and guests lost about three hundred balls in this one round. J. G. Ewart played splendidly for his seventy six which included two lost balls. Linton Medal (handicap): J. G. Ewart (3) 73: scratch 76.
Gullane 3: Twenty seven members attended: The handicap prize was won by A. Scott (20) 62, one of our oldest members, who joined the Club in the 1920s. His son, G. A. Scott, completed the family double by winning the Tawse Medal (scratch) with a scratch score of 68 beating J. G. Ewart with a better inward half.
The Coronation Aggregate Trophy was won by J. G. Ewart.
The Hole and Hole for the Couche Trophy was won by I. S. McLaren.
The Championship was retained by R. W. A. Jordan.

Matches
v Tantallon: won 3-2.
v Watsonians: won.
v Edinburgh Western who let us down for the second year running by turning up with three men short.
v Boroughmuir F.P. who were unable to raise a team at Gullane 1 and called off at the last minute. In its place a Captain's select played the Secretary's select at Gullane 1, the Secretary's team won 3 -2.
v Present Pupils: The Wallace Cup match was not played as it was arranged for the evening of the School Concert and the Headmaster refused permission for the boys to play in the match. As the boys were the holders, their name appears on the Trophy for 1966.

Tournaments
The Dispatch Trophy: team was H. M. Gilmour and E. B. Lynch and I. M. Watt and G. D. Carter reached the fourth round where they were defeated by the eventual winners.
Queen Elizabeth Coronation Trophy at Barnton: the team was J. G. Ewart, H. M. Gilmour, T. M. Innes, E. B. Lynch, I. M. Watt and B. M. Nicholson. No result has been recorded.
Evening Times Scottish Foursomes: H. M. Gilmour and A. S. Kirkwood represented the Club and were beaten in the third round at Bathgate.

Championships
R. G. Aitken won the Northamptonshire Championship.
E. I. G. Brown won the Craigmillar Park Championship.
I. D. Currie won the Highland Open at Pitlochry.
H. M. Gilmour won the Baberton Championship.
L. Gordon won the Ravelston Championship.
R. W. A. Jordan retained the Turnhouse Championship.
E. B. Lynch won the North Berwick New Club Championship.
B. M. Marshall won the Kingsknowe Championship.
Miss D. Middleton retained the Liberton Ladies Championship.
I. Stevenson won the Carrickvale Championship.
W. G. Taylor won the Lothianburn Championship.

Notes
It was stated previously that the Club appeared to stage a revival in 1925. Similarly 1966 reversed the trend of falling attendances and lack of participation in competitions. The average attendance at outings in 1966 was forty three which must be an all time high and reflects on the thought and originality of the selection of venues for outings.
The Club Dinner was held in the Iona Hotel with some sixty members and guests. The guest speaker was Norman Mair.
Skittles evenings which were held in the Fox Covert and Hillburn Roadhouses were well attended and were most enjoyable.
The Club even had its own Golf Class in Bruntsfield School with members receiving lessons from Herioter Professional Vic Wightman of Liberton Golf Club.
P. Dawson tied for the Essex Open Championship but lost the playoff.
J. G. Ewart was a semi-finalist in the Champion of Champions Tournament.
B. M. Marshall won the Ratho Park Open beating internationalists Findlay Black, Alan Brodie, George McGregor and a young up and coming Bernard Gallagher.
J. A. Mather won the Duncan Bowl at Duddingston for the second time with a score of 142.
B. M. Nicholson, eighteen years old, won the Harburn Open with a total score of 138.
Although not mentioned in the minutes, it would appear that P. R. C. McFarlane, one of the Club's Honorary Vice Presidents, had died.

1966 Annual Dinner.  Iona Hotel: left to right: R. W. A. Jordan, Club Champion, G. Blamire, Club Captain, E. B. Lynch, Secretary, H. Semple, President, Lothians Golf Association and  N. G. R. Mair, Guest Speaker.

1966 Annual Dinner. Iona Hotel: left to right: R. W. A. Jordan, Club Champion, G. Blamire, Club Captain, E. B. Lynch, Secretary, H. Semple, President, Lothians Golf Association and N. G. R. Mair, Guest Speaker.


1967
Office Bearers: Honorary President: Rt Hon. H. Brechin, Lord Provost: Hon. Vice Presidents: W. McL. Dewar, B. M. Ross and W. A. W. Sivewright.
Captain: G. Blamire: Vice Captain: W. L. Tait: Secretary: E. Cobb: Treasurer: G. W. Murdoch.
Committee: J. G. Ewart, J. H. H. Groat, G. A. Scott. I. Shaw, K. R. Grimston and E. B. Lynch.
Auditor: I. S. Lumsdaine.

Competitions
Four outings at Crail, Gullane 1 (2) and Muirfield.
Crail: Twenty four members attended: Fog reduced visibility: Ross Cup (handicap): J. K. M. Hutchison (24) 61: Club Scratch Medal: I. S. Lumsdaine 71.
Gullane 1: Thirty two members attended: handicap: I. N. Banks (10) 71 on bih: scratch: G. A. Scott 74.
Muirfield: Thirty four members attended: no guests were invited: Linton Medal (handicap): M. F. Morrison (12) 71: scratch: P. W. Wake 79.
Gullane 1: Twenty four members attended: handicap: A. E. Leslie: Tawse Medal (scratch): G. A. Scott 66.
Coronation Aggregate Trophy was won by J. K. M. Hutchison.
The Hole and Hole for the Couche Trophy was won by J. Mackie.
The Foursomes Competition was not completed.
The Club Championship was won by I. S. Lumsdaine.

Matches
v Tantallon: drawn match.
v Present Pupils for the Wallace Cup at Longniddry: won by FPs.
v Boroughmuir: won 2- 1 at Gullane 2.
Tournaments:
Dispatch Trophy: the team selected was R. W. A. Jordan and I. M. Watt and I. S. Lumsdaine and H. M. Gilmour: the team put up a good performance in reaching the fourth round.
Queen Elizabeth Coronation Trophy at Barnton: the team of A. S. Kirkwood and H. M. Gilmour: J. G. Ewart and B. M. Marshall: J. A. Mather and I. S. Lumsdaine lost narrowly to the eventual runners up.
Evening Times Scottish Foursomes: Prestonfield: no result recorded.
Lothians Team Tournament: "finished well up the list".

Championships
W. Bain won the Ravelston Championship.
J. G. Ewart won the Kilspindie Championship.
H. M. Gilmour retained the Baberton Championship.
R. W. A. Jordan won the Turnhouse Championship for the third year in succession. He was also a trialist for the Scottish team.
J. A. Mather won the Scottish Universities Championship.
B. M. Nicholson won the Boyd Quaich Tournament at St. Andrews.
I. M. Pattinson won the Tanzanian Amateur Championship.
I. M. Pattinson won the Ugandan Amateur Championship.
R. C. H. Robertson won the Craigmillar Park Championship.
W. G. Taylor won the Lothianburn Championship.

Notes
The Constitution was amended to add the appointment of a Vice Captain to the list of office bearers. A new Constitution was drafted and approved.
P. Dawson gained a blue in golf at Cambridge.
W. A. W. Sivewright was elected President of the Scottish Golf Union for 1966 - 68 being the first Club member to achieve this position. The Club wished to recognise this honour in some official way. Mr. Sivewright intimated that the best tribute the Club could pay him would be to resume their membership of the Lothians Golf Association. It was agreed to do this and the two years outstanding subscriptions totalling £6. 6/- were to be paid to the Lothians Golf Association. A letter of congratulations was also sent to Mr. Sivewright.
The Annual Dinner was held in the new clubrooms at Goldenacre and ninety six members and guests enjoyed an outstanding evening. The guest speakers were Sandy Sinclair and Andrew Forrest.

1967 Annual Dinner and Presentation of Prizes in November.  Ian Lumsdaine, Club Champion, is seen receiving his trophy from George Blamire the Club Captain. Looking on are (left to right) Sandy Sinclair, Scottish Team Captain, Eddie Cobb, Secretary and W. A. W. Sivewright, President of the Scottish Golf Union and Vice President of Heriot's FP Golf Club.

1967 Annual Dinner and Presentation of Prizes in November. Ian Lumsdaine, Club Champion, is seen receiving his trophy from George Blamire the Club Captain. Looking on are (left to right) Sandy Sinclair, Scottish Team Captain, Eddie Cobb, Secretary and W. A. W. Sivewright, President of the Scottish Golf Union and Vice President of Heriot's FP Golf Club.


1968
Office Bearers: Honorary President: Sir Herbert Brechin, Lord Provost: Hon. Vice Presidents: W. McL. Dewar, B. M. Ross and W. A. W. Sivewright.
Captain: G. Blamire: Vice Captain: W. L. Tait: Secretary: E. Cobb: Treasurer: G. W. Murdoch.
Committee: I. Shaw, K. R. Grimston, E. B. Lynch, (later C. M. Tasker) I. H. M. Thomson, I. Morrison and D. S. Dakers
Auditor: I. S. Lumsdaine.

Competitions
Four outings were held at Pitlochry, Gullane 3, Muirfield and Carnoustie.
Pitlochry: Twenty six members attended: Ross Cup (handicap): W. L. Tait (13) 66 bih: Club Scratch Medal: C. M. Tasker 74.
Gullane 3: Twenty five members attended: handicap: A. G. Livingstone 59: scratch: G. A. Edington 72.
Muirfield: Forty six members and guests attended: Linton Medal (handicap) I. Morrison (9) 73 bih: scratch: B. M. Marshall 76.
Carnoustie: Fifteen members attended: Monday Holiday: Handicap: W. L. Tait (13) 70: Tawse Medal (scratch) A. S. Kirkwood 78.
Coronation Aggregate Trophy: A. G. Livingstone.
Hole and Hole for Couche Trophy: The Captain, G. Blamire.
Club Championship was retained by I. S. Lumsdaine.

Matches
v Tantallon: North Berwick West: match drawn.
v Boroughmuir F. P.: Gullane 3: won.
v Present Pupils for Wallace Cup: Gullane 3: Pupils won 4 -2.
Captain's select v Vice Captain's select: North Berwick West: Captain's team won.

Tournaments
Dispatch Trophy: no team details: early exit.
Queen Elizabeth Coronation Trophy at Barnton: no team details: early exit.
Lothians Team Tournament: no details.

Championships
R. S. Addison won the East Kilbride Championship (new course).
R. G. Aitken won the Northamptonshire Championship.
W. Bain retained the Ravelston Championship.
W. H. Duke won the Ratho Park Championship.
R. R. Farmer won the Carlisle Golf Club Championship for the fourth time.
E. B. Lynch won the Grand Bahamas Amateur Championship.
K. B. Morrison won the Lothianburn Championship.
T. Robertson won the Dalmahoy Championship.
W. Whitlie won the Braids United Championship.

Notes
The Secretary announced the resignation from the committee of E. B. Lynch who is taking up a position in the Bahamas. C. M. Tasker was co opted onto the committee. The Captain G. Blamire presented a gavel to the Club marking the Presidency of W. A. W. Sivewright of the Scottish Golf Union 1968 - 1970.
The Dinner was held at Goldenacre. Ninety nine members and guests were present. James Inches proposed the principal toast. A skittles evening and a flannel dance were held and were both voted a success. After the success of the Spring Dance it was decided to hold a similar event in November.
R. O. Aitken was a member of the Scottish Universities team which won the Dispatch Trophy.
Dr. A. J. Cochran, the Club Champion in 1950, was the co author with John Stobbs of "The Search for the Perfect Swing" (Heinman) and was the Director of the research project funded by the Golf Society of Great Britain whose results the book reported.
P. Dawson was again a Cambridge Blue.
K. G. Finlayson played for Hong Kong in the Eisenhower Trophy tournament in Melbourne.
B. M. Nicholson was runner up in the British Universities Championship.


1969
Office Bearers: Honorary President: Sir James McKay, Lord Provost and an F.P.: Hon. Vice Presidents: W. McL. Dewar, B. M. Ross and W. A. W. Sivewright.
Captain: W. L. Tait, Vice Captain: J. H. H. Groat: Secretary: E. Cobb: Treasurer: G. W. Murdoch.
Committee: K. R. Grimston, C. M. Tasker, R. O. Aitken, D. S. Dakers, I. M. Morrison and I. H. M. Thomson.
Auditor: I. S. Lumsdaine.

Competitions
Four outings were held at Elie, Gullane 2, Muirfield and Scotscraig.
Elie: Twenty six members attended: Ross Cup (handicap) J. K. M. Hutchison (19) 68: Club Scratch Medal: A. S. Kirkwood 77.
Gullane 2: Twenty nine members attended: handicap: D. L. McMath (14) 66: scratch: L. A. Air 76.
Muirfield: Twenty members and guests attended: Linton Medal (handicap): I. M. Morrison (7) 79: scratch: P. W. Wake 81.
Scotscraig: Fourteen members attended: handicap: W. L. Tait (11) 65: scratch: S. D. Fraser 73.
Coronation Aggregate Trophy: W. L. Tait.
Hole and Hole for Couche trophy: retained by G. Blamire.
Foursomes competition not completed.
Club Championship: I. S. Lumsdaine won for the third year in succession, making a total of six wins.

Matches
v Tantallon: lost
v Present Pupils for the Wallace Cup at Gullane 2: retained by the PPs.
Captain's Select v Vice Captain's Select: North Berwick Burgh: sixteen a side: won by Vice Captain's team.

Tournaments
Dispatch Trophy: the team of R. W. A. Jordan and H. M. Gilmour and I. M. Watt and I. S. Lumsdaine made an early exit.
Queen Elizabeth Coronation Trophy at Barnton: team of R. O. Aitken and J. A. Mather, R. W. A. Jordan and J. D. Paton, H. M. Gilmour and A. S. Kirkwood also made a quick exit but this time to the eventual winners.
Lothians Team Tournament: The team finished well up the list of non course owning clubs in the Lothians.
Sivewright Trophy: The team of J. A. Mather and E. Cobb and R. W. A. Jordan and W. L. Tait were knocked out in the semi-final. It had been hoped that the Club's name would have been at the top of the list of winners of the trophy presented by W. A. W. Sivewright but it was not to be.

Championships
R. G. Aitken retained the Northamptonshire Championship.
W. Bain won the Ravelston Championship for the third year in succession, for the second time.
J. A. Mather won the Mortonhall Championship.
L. G. A. Morton won the Baberton Championship.
P. W. Wake won the Merchants of Edinburgh Championship.

Notes
P. Dawson was the Captain of the Cambridge University team which defeated Oxford in all three matches.
H. M. Gilmour was a member of the Baberton team which tied with Mortonhall at Cawder in the Daily Express Pro- Am Tournament. So too was L. G. A. Morton later to become a valued member of the Club.
J. A. Mather reached the Final of the Lothians Championship losing to D. F. Campbell.
The Club Dinner was held at Goldenacre, the main speaker was John H. Orr, an FP, former Rugby Internationalist and Chief Constable, Lothian and Borders Police.


1970
Office Bearers: Honorary President: Sir James McKay, Lord Provost: Hon. Vice Presidents: W. McL. Dewar, B. M. Ross and W. A. W. Sivewright.
Captain: W. L. Tait: Vice Captain: J. H. H. Groat: Secretary: W. M. Dakers: Treasurer: G. W. Murdoch.
Committee: R. O. Aitken , K. R. Grimston, C. M. Tasker, D. S. Dakers, I. H. M. Thomson and I. N. Banks.
Auditor: G. G. Torkington.

Competitions
There are no records of outings, competitions or of tournaments. Any information has been obtained from checking the Club's trophies for details of winners and from other sources.
Ross Cup (handicap) was won by E. Cobb.
Club Scratch Medal was won by G. A. Scott.
Linton Medal (handicap) was won by G. W. Paul.
Tawse Medal (scratch) was won by J. D. Paton.
Couche Trophy for the Hole and Hole was won by I. M. Morrison.
The Coronation Aggregate Trophy was won by G. Waites.
The Club Championship was won by C. M. Tasker defeating G. A. Scott being tied after fifty four holes.

Matches
v Tantallon: lost.
v Edinburgh Academicals: lost.
v Present Pupils for the Wallace Cup: won.
The Captain's team defeated the Vice Captain's team.

Championships
R. G. Aitken won the Northamptonshire Championship for the third successive year.
P. Barr won the Kilspindie Championship.
J. G. Ewart won the Harp Golfer of the Year Competition which was held on a national scale, the final being played on the Old Course, St. Andrews.
R. R. Farmer won the Cumberland and Westmorland County Stroke Play Championship.
H. M. Gilmour won the Baberton Championship.
R. W. A. Jordan won the Turnhouse Championship for the fifth time.
K. B. Morrison won the Lothianburn Championship.
T. Robertson won the Edinburgh University Championship.

Notes
G. F. Aggett was a reserve for the Scottish Boys international team.
K. G. Finlayson was the runner up in the Hong Kong Amateur Championship.
Miss Nan Gall who had been a teacher in the Junior School at Heriots for forty six years was the first person to be granted Life Membership of Liberton Golf Club.
The Annual Dinner was a great success the guest speaker being Charles Raine the President of the Lothians Golf Association.
The Club received a legacy from the late John L. Gorrie. Part of the gift was used to present a trophy, to be known as the Gorrie Cup, to the School to be presented annually to the winner of the Hole and Hole competition. The balance will be used to subsidise School leavers in the Club.


1971
Office Bearers: Honorary President: Sir James McKay, Lord Provost: Hon. Vice Presidents: A. S. McDonald, B. M. Ross and W. A. W. Sivewright.
Captain: J. H. H. Groat: Vice Captain: I. M. Morrison: Secretary: W. M. Dakers: Treasurer: G. W. Murdoch.
Committee: I. N. Banks, D. S. Dakers, I. H. M. Thomson, A. E. Leslie, F. D. Pilkington and A. Rankin.
Auditor: G. G. Torkington.
It was agreed that, following decimalisation, the annual subscription would be sixty two and a half new pence if received in cash, or sixty three new pence if paid by cheque. Subscriptions for School leavers would be fifty new pence for each of the first two years.
The Captain intimated that G. Blamire had made a trophy he would like to present to the Club. The trophy is a figure of a golfer on a wooden base. It was agreed that it would be presented annually to the winners of the foursomes for which there was no tangible award and that it would be known as the Blamire Trophy.

Competitions, Tournaments & Matches
Once again, there are no records of outings, competitions, tournaments or matches. The following details have been obtained on checking the Club's trophies and from other sources.
Club Championship: I. D. Currie.
Couche Trophy for the Hole and Hole was won by I. D. Currie.
Blamire Trophy (foursomes) was won by J. J. Hogg and A. L. Stewart.
Club Scratch Medal was won by C. M. Tasker.
Ross Cup (handicap) was won by I. D. Currie.
Coronation Aggregate Trophy (handicap) was won by I. D. Currie.
The Wallace Cup against the Present Pupils was won by the FPs.
The Vice Captain's team defeated the Captain's team.

Championships
P. Barr retained the Kilspindie Championship.
E. B. Lynch won the Freeport City Championship in the Bahamas.

Notes
H. M. Gilmour and L. G. A. Morton were both in the Baberton team which won the Edinburgh Inter Club Tournament at Baberton.
R. W. A. Jordan again reached the Final of the Lothians Championship losing to A. G. G. Millar of Prestonfield.


1972
Office Bearers: Honorary President: The Right Honorable Jack Kane, Lord Provost: Hon. Vice Presidents: A. S. McDonald and W. A. W. Sivewright:
Captain: J. H. H. Groat: Vice Captain: I. M. Morrison: Secretary: A. E. Leslie: Treasurer: G. W. Murdoch.
Committee: T. A. Rankin, F. D. Pilkington, I. N. Banks, I. W. Smellie, D. W. Kirkwood and G. Waites.
Auditor: G. G. Torkington.
In 1972 the annual subscription was increased to £1 restricted to 50p for School leavers for the first two years.

Competitions, Tournaments & Matches
Once again, there are no records of outings, competitions, tournaments or matches. As before, details have been obtained from checking Club trophies and other sources. It is hoped that, in future, the minutes will include full details of the Club's activities and achievements to be preserved for future generations.
The Coronation Aggregate Trophy was won by G. W. Paul.
The Couche Trophy for the Hole and Hole was won by G. W. Murdoch.
The Club Championship was retained by I. D. Currie.
The Club Scratch Medal was won by J. A. Mather.
The Ross Cup (handicap) was won by D. M. K. Hamilton.
The Club retained the Wallace Cup in the match v the Present Pupils.
The Vice Captain's team defeated the Captain's team.

Championships
M. Anderson won the Kingsknowe Championship.
P. Dawson won the Coventry Championship.
K. G. Finlayson won the Hong Kong Open Amateur Championship.
H. M. Gilmour won the Baberton Championship.
B. M. Nicholson won the Scottish Stroke Play Championship at Dalmahoy and Ratho Park.
B. M. Nicholson won the Braid Panton Trophy and also the Edward Trophy.
M. W. Taylor won the Lyford Cay Club Championship in the Bahamas.
A Captain's Medal was struck with the approval of the School Governers and was kindly donated to the Club by T. M. Innes.

Notes
G. F. Aggett played for Scottish Youths v English Youths at Glasgow Gailes
G. F. Aggett and T. Robertson were both members of the Third team from Dalmahoy which won the Dispatch Trophy.
P. Dawson tied for the Warwickshire Open but lost the playoff.
H. M. Gilmour and L. G. A. Morton were both in the Baberton team which retained the Edinburgh Inter Club Trophy at Mortonhall.
T. M. Innes was the Tournament Secretary for this year’s Queen Elizabeth Trophy Tournament at the Royal Burgess Golfing Society.
R. W. A. Jordan reached the Final of the Lothians Championship for the third time, losing this year to P.M. B. Bucher of Bruntsfield Links.
E. B. Lynch reached the fifth / quarter final round of the Oxford & Cambridge Societies' Presidents Putter at Rye.
I trust that I may be excused for including a personal note. Frank Scott, a mediocre golfer at Heriot's FP and Baberton Golf Clubs, returned a scratch 67 to win the scratch and handicap with a net 61, playing off a six handicap, in the Baberton September Medal. He struggled to the turn in 38 with the help of four one putts. He then played the second nine in 29 strokes aided by a hole in one at the 153 yard 17th hole with a nine iron. He took fourteen putts for the first nine and only nine putts for the last nine holes which consisted of one solitary par, two bogey fives, five birdies and an eagle! An interesting footnote is that several years later, the Ryder Cup golfer Brian Barnes, playing in a Caledonian Lions Tournament at Baberton, needed to hole a birdie putt on the last green to come back in 29 strokes. To Frank's delight, big Brian duly three putted for a 31 and he had to be content with winning the tournament and setting a new course record of 62!
M. W. Taylor played for the Bahamas in the Eisenhower Trophy at Buenos Aires, Argentina.
As highlighted above, Bert Nicholson won the Scottish Open Amateur Stroke Play title over Dalmahoy and Ratho Park with a fine score of 290 for 72 holes. He is to be congratulated on being the first FP and Club member to win a Scottish Men’s title. He won the trophy from a top class field containing many Internationalists and Walker Cup players. It is interesting to note that the previous five winners were Bernard Gallagher, Ronnie Shade, Scott McDonald, Dale Hayes (South Africa) and Ian Hutcheon.
Bert also won eight open tournaments in 1972 and he was extremely unlucky not to win a Scottish Cap.

1972 Scottish Open Amatuer Strokeplay Champion, Bert Nicholson

1972 Scottish Open Amatuer Strokeplay Champion, Bert Nicholson


1973
Honorary President: The Right Honorable Jack Kane, Lord Provost: Hon. Vice Presidents: A. S. McDonald and W. A. W. Sivewright.
Captain: I. M. Morrison: Vice Captain: E. Cobb: Secretary: A. E. Leslie (D. L. McMath wef February 1973).
Committee: I. W. Smellie, G. Waites, D. W. Kirkwood, H. M. Gilmour, G. W. Paul and D. L. McMath (G. Blamire).
Auditor: G. G. Torkington.
The Club's Secretary A. E. Leslie resigned in February 1973, his place being taken by D. L. McMath. G. Blamire was co opted to the Committee.

Competitions
Four outings were held at Pitlochry, Muirfield, Gullane 2 and Balcomie Links, Crail.
Pitlochry: Twenty eight members attended. Ross Cup (handicap): G. Waites (9) 72: Club Scratch Medal: I. D. Currie 77 (bih).
Muirfield: Thirty five members attended: Linton Medal (handicap): R. Wishart (14) 74: scratch: J. S. Barnes with an 81.
Gullane 2: Thirty three members attended: handicap: J. D. H. McVey (9) 66: scratch: J. Ross 74.
Crail: Handicap: G. Shand (16) 63: Tawse Medal (scratch) I. D. Currie 68.
Coronation Aggregate Trophy was won by J. Ross.
Couche Trophy for the Hole and Hole was won by J. Lindsay.
Blamire Trophy for the Summer Foursomes was won by W. Whitlie and G. Sinclair.
The Club Championship was won by I. D. Currie for the third year in succession.

Matches
v Edinburgh Academicals: Gullane: won 5 -3.
v Tantallon: lost by three and a half to two and a half.
v Present Pupils for the Wallace Cup: Gullane: won by the FPs 3 -2.
v Stewarts Melville FP: Gullane 2: won 6 -0: new fixture.
Captain's v Vice Captain's: North Berwick West: The Captain's team won 4 -1.

Tournaments
Teams were entered for the Dispatch Trophy, Kingston Trophy, Lothians Team Tournament, Sivewright Trophy and the Queen Elizabeth Coronation Trophy.
R. W. A. Jordan and I. D. Currie won the Kingston Trophy at Liberton.
The team of H. M. Gilmour, A. S. Kirkwood I. D. Currie, G. F. Aggett, R. W. A. Jordan and L. G. A. Morton reached the last eight of the Queen Elizabeth Coronation Trophy Tournament at Barnton.

Championships
P. Dawson won the Copt Heath Championship.
H. M. Gilmour retained the Baberton Championship.
K. B. Morrison won the Ulverston Championship.
B. M. Nicholson won the Nairn County Championship and also the North of Scotland Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship.
R. C. H. Robertson won the Craigmillar Park Championship.
T. Robertson won the South East District Championship.

Notes
G. F. Aggett was a member of the Heriot Watt team which won the Scottish Universities Team Championship for the first time ever, at Carnoustie. He also played for the Scottish Universities v the Irish Universities.
H. M. Gilmour and L. G. A. Morton, representing Baberton, reached the Final of the Evening Times Scottish Foursomes Tournament at Dunblane losing to Glasgow Insurance.
The Club's Annual Dinner was held at Goldenacre with ninety one members and their guests attending. The main speaker was Cameron Miller.


1974
Office Bearers: Honorary President: The Right Honorable Jack Kane, Lord Provost: Hon. Vice Presidents: A. S. McDonald and W. A. W. Sivewright.
Captain: I. M. Morrison: Vice Captain: E. Cobb: Secretary: D. L. McMath: Treasurer: R. O. Lee.
Committee: H. M. Gilmour, G. W. Paul, G. Blamire, R. L. Turner, G. Waites and I. W. Smellie.
Auditor: G. G. Torkington.
At the A.G.M. a new Constitution was produced and adopted. The current membership is 113 and the Treasurer reported an outstanding balance of the £233.34. After the A. G. M. a Golf Quiz was held which was a great success. Participants in the Quiz were Scottish Football Internationalists Alex. Young and John Greig, Rugby Internationalists Ian Thomson (a Club member) and Ken Scotland (a Club member and also a Cricket Internationalist), Golf Professionals (both FPs) Vic Wightman, Liberton, and Dougie Horne, Broomieknowe and Club members Eddie Cobb and Graham Ewart.

Back row: D. W. Kirkwood, I. H. M. Thomson, A. Young, I. M. Morrison (Captain), D. Horne and J. G. Ewart.
Front row: K. J. F. Scotland, V. Wightman, J. Greig and E. Cobb.
1974 AGM Quiz teams:
Back row: D. W. Kirkwood, I. H. M. Thomson, A. Young, I. M. Morrison (Captain), D. Horne and J. G. Ewart.
Front row: K. J. F. Scotland, V. Wightman, J. Greig and E. Cobb.

Messrs. Alex. Kirkwood and Son presented a new trophy for the B Championship to be competed for annually.
Competitions: four outings were held at Dunbar, Muirfield, Gullane 2 and Taymouth Castle.
Dunbar: Thirty members attended: Ross Medal (handicap): J. H. H. Groat (5): Club Scratch Medal was won by H. M. Gilmour 74.
Muirfield: Forty six members and two schoolboy guests attended: Linton Medal (handicap): G. McLeod (4) 71: his scratch 75 also won the scratch prize.
Gullane 2: Twenty seven members attended: handicap: D. B. Edwards (16) 61: scratch: J. H. H. Groat 75.
Taymouth Castle: Twenty eight members attended: handicap: D. Notman (11) b.i.h. 69. Tawse Medal (scratch): I. D. Currie 70.
The Coronation Aggregate Trophy was won by E. Cobb.
The Couche Trophy for the Hole and Hole was won by I. W. Smellie
The Club Championship was won by I. D. Currie for the fourth year in succession.
The B Championship for the new Kirkwood Trophy was won by G. Shand.
The Summer Foursomes Competition for the Blamire Trophy was won by I. N. Banks and I. Palmer.

Matches
v Edinburgh Academicals lost by four and a half to three and a half.
v Caermount at Gullane 1: won by four and a half to three and a half.
v Tantallon: lost 5 -1.
v Braids United: won.
v Present Pupils for the Wallace Cup: won by the FPs.
The Vice Captain's team defeated the Captain's team.

Tournaments
R. W. A. Jordan and I. D. Currie won the Kingston Trophy at Liberton for the second year running.
Dispatch Trophy: the team of H. M. Gilmour and I. W. Smellie and A. S. Kirkwood and G. W. Paul reached the quarter-finals.
Queen Elizabeth Coronation Trophy at Barnton: the team of H. M. Gilmour and L. G. A. Morton, R. W. A Jordan and G. F. Aggett, A. S. Kirkwood and B. M. Marshall also reached the quarter-finals.
The Club also entered teams in the Sivewright Trophy and the Evening Times Scottish Foursomes at Irvine Bogside which was won by Club members H. M. Gilmour and L. G. A. Morton playing for Baberton.

Championships
R. S. Addison won the Keddleston Park Championship.
D. J. Finlayson won the Royal Melbourne Championship.
Miss D. Middleton won the Liberton Ladies Championship.
L. G. A. Morton won the Lothians Championship. He is the second Herioter to win this Tournament.
P. G. Skea won the Ravelston Championship.

Notes
H. M. Gilmour and L. G. A. Morton representing Baberton, went one better than last year by winning the Evening Times Scottish Foursomes Championship at Irvine Bogside.
E. B. Lynch and M. W. Taylor both played for the Bahamas in the Eisenhower Trophy at La Romana, Santa Domingo.
R. W. A. Jordan was a member of the Turnhouse team which won the Inter Club Tournament.
The Dance was held at Goldenacre and approximately one hundred and fifty were present.
Eighty six members and guests enjoyed the Annual Dinner, the main speaker being Lord Milligan, a former athlete of note and current High Court Judge. T. Scott Brown presented a ham to J. Baillie for being the member returning the highest two scores during the season!


1975
Office Bearers: Honorary President: The Right Honorable John Miller, Lord Provost: Hon. Vice Presidents: A. S. McDonald and W. A. W. Sivewright.
Captain: E. Cobb: Vice Captain: D. S. Dakers: Secretary: D. L. McMath: Treasurer: R. O. Lee.
Committee: I. W. Smellie, R. L. Turner, G. Waites, H. M. Gilmour, G. W. Paul and M. J. Blackwood.
Auditor: G. G. Torkington.

Competitions
Four outings were held at Elie, Muirfield, Gullane 2 and Taymouth Castle.
Elie: Thirty members attended: Ross Cup (handicap): J. Ross (9) 66: Club Scratch Medal: G. McLeod 72.
Muirfield: Forty members attended: Linton Medal (handicap): I. M. Morrison (7) 74: scratch: W. M. Dakers 80.
Gullane 2: Twenty seven members attended: handicap: D.W. Kirkwood (8) 71: scratch: A. S. Kirkwood 74.
Taymouth Castle: Handicap: F. D. Pilkington: Tawse Medal (scratch): G. W. Murdoch.
The Coronation Aggregate Trophy was won by F. D. Pilkington.
The Couche Trophy for the Hole and Hole was won by E. Cobb.
The Club Championship was won by H. M. Gilmour.
The B Championship for the Kirkwood Trophy was won by M. J. Blackwood.
The Blamire Trophy for the Summer foursomes was won by K. J. F. Scotland and R. O. Scotland.

Matches
Matches were played against Caermount (won 6-0 ): Edinburgh Academicals (won 6-2 ): Tantallon (won by three and a half to two and a half) : Braids United and Stewarts Melville FP. The FPs defeated the Present Pupils to retain the Wallace Cup.
Final outcome of matches: played 6: won 4: halved 1 and lost 1.
The Captain's team defeated the Vice Captain's team.

Tournaments
Teams were entered for the Dispatch Trophy, Queen Elizabeth Coronation Trophy, Sivewright Trophy, Kingston Trophy and the Evening Times Scottish Foursomes Tournament The only near success came in the Kingston Trophy where R. W. A. Jordan and I. D. Currie finished second and were unfortunate not to win for the third year in succession.
Once again, details of competitions, outings and matches were not minuted. The above information was obtained from the Herioter Magazine and from checking trophies.

Championships
J. S. Barnes won the Kilspindie Championship.
C. D. Campbell won The Shah's Imperial Country Club Championship in Tehran.
R. M. Craig won the Wick Championship.
Miss D. Middleton retained the Liberton Ladies Championship, winning it for the eighth time.
K. B. Morrison tied for the Ulverson Championship.
L. G. A. Morton won the Baberton Championship.
B. M. Nicholson won the Manchester Golf Club Championship.

Notes
Mention was made in the Minutes that consideration should be given to the safekeeping of all the Club's Minute books and Club Records as the original Minute Book of the Club was missing and it would be a great pity if other records were lost.
It should be noted that The Shah's Imperial Country Club in Tehran has been renamed The Revolution Club in recognition of the 1979 Iranian (Islamic) Revolution!
The Dance was a great success with over 160 members and guests attending.
The Annual Dinner was also successful being attended by 105 members and guests. The main speakers were Eric Brown and J. Richardson. The behaviour of a small minority of members at the Dinner was regretted and a suitable letter was sent to members advising them that such behaviour would not be tolerated in future.
G. F. Aggett was a member of the Dalmahoy team which won the Lothians Team Tournament.
H. M. Gilmour and L. G. A. Morton were in the three man Baberton Golf Club team in the European Team Tournament at Club De Campos in Madrid.
The Club Membership was one hundred and ten.


1976
Office Bearers: Honorary President: W. A. W. Sivewright: Hon. Vice Presidents: A. S. McDonald and G. Blamire.
Captain: E. Cobb: Vice Captain: D. S. Dakers: Secretary: G. Shand: Treasurer: R. O. Lee.
Committee: H. M. Gilmour, G. W. Paul, M. J. Blackwood, M. Hutton, G. McLeod and G. Waites.
Auditor: G. G. Torkington.
Due to the changing status of the School it was considered unlikely that the Lord Provost would continue as the Chairman of the Governors and accordingly W. A. W. Sivewright was unanimously elected Honorary President of the Club and G. Blamire was elected as an Honorary Vice President. Letters of thanks were received from both these gentlemen.
The annual subscription was increased from £1.00 to £1.50 and to 75p for School leavers for the first two years.
An enjoyable golf film show followed the A. G. M.

Competitions
Competitions were arranged for Elie, Muirfield, Gullane 2 and Kinross but the outing to Kinross was cancelled as the course was under water and unplayable. The outing was rearranged at short notice and played over Gullane 2.
Elie: thirty seven members attended: Ross Cup (handicap): W. M. Dakers (4) 74: also won the Club Scratch Medal with a scratch 78.
Muirfield: Thirty eight members attended plus two schoolboy guests: Linton Medal (handicap): G. W. Paul 71: scratch: J. Laird.
Gullane 2: Twenty seven members attended. handicap: F. D. Pilkington 62: scratch W. M. Dakers 71
Gullane 2: Handicap: J. H. H. Groat 71: Tawse Medal (scratch) D. S. Syme 75.
The Coronation Aggregate Trophy was won by F. D. Pilkington for the second year in succession.
The Couche Trophy for the Hole and Hole was also won by F. D. Pilkington.
The Club Championship was won by A. S. Kirkwood.
The B Championship for the Kirkwood Trophy was won by S. Cobb.
The Summer Foursomes Competition for the Blamire Trophy was won by L. A. Air and M. Hutton.
Again, a lack of minuted results which were obtained from other sources.

Matches
Matches were played against Edinburgh Academicals, Stewarts Melville FP, Tantallon, Braids United, Watsonians, Caermount and the Present Pupils. The results were five wins and two losses. This year’s match against Watsonians was an official match for the first time but unfortunately the "Auld Enemy" were too strong for us.
The match against Tantallon was the twenty fifth between the Clubs and the F P Club presented the Heriot Bowl for annual competition by Tantallon members. Unfortunately, the Club lost this match by five and a half to four and a half.
The FPs defeated the Present Pupils to retain the Wallace Cup making it seven wins in a row.
The Captain's v Vice Captain's match resulted in a win for the Captain's team.

Tournaments
Teams were entered for the Dispatch Trophy, Queen Elizabeth Coronation Trophy, Kingston, Trophy, Sivewright Trophy, Lothians Team Tournament and the Evening Times Scottish Foursomes Tournament. The team reached the last eight in the Queen Elizabeth Coronation Trophy at Barnton, we were third in the Kingston Trophy at Liberton and our team reached the semi-final of the Sivewright Trophy.

Championships
W. Bain won the Ravelston Championship for the thirteenth time in thirty six years.
J. S. Barnes retained the Kilspindie Championship, winning it for the fourth time.
D. A. Bryce won the Prestonfield Championship twenty three years after his one previous win.
L. G. A. Morton retained the Baberton Championship.
B. M. Nicholson won the Wakefield (Yorkshire) Championship.

Notes
Donald Armour, a European Tour regular and Dunhill Team member, was named as Scottish Young Professional of the Year and, at a special dinner, received the James Gammack Clark Trophy. Donald later became a successful teaching Professional in Holland.
E. B. Lynch and M. W. Taylor both played for the Bahamas in the Eisenhower Trophy at Penina, Portugal.
R. W. A. Jordan was a member of the Turnhouse team which won the Lothians Team Tournament.
The Annual Dinner was enjoyed by ninety three members and guests, the main speaker being Des O' Brien the Manager of the 1969 British Lions.


1977
Office Bearers: Honorary President: W. A. W. Sivewright: Hon. Vice Presidents: A. S. McDonald and G. Blamire.
Captain: D. S. Dakers: Vice Captain: G. W. Paul: Secretary: G. Shand: Treasurer: D. O. Lee.
Committee: M. Hutton, G. Waites, G. Rosie, L. A. Air, M. J. Blackwood and I. N. Banks.
Auditor: G. G. Torkington.
At the AGM, the death was announced of Tom Innes who had been a member for many years and was tragically killed with his young son in a motor accident on Christmas Day, 1977. Tom gifted the Captain's Medal to the Club in 1972. Tom played for Heriots in the Queen Elizabeth Trophy at Barnton and, as a member of the Royal Burgess, he was also involved in the organisation of the Tournament.

Competitions
There were five outings at North Berwick West, Muirfield, Gullane 3, Gullane 2 and Kinross
North Berwick West: forty members attended: Ross Cup (handicap): F. D. Pilkington 68: Club Scratch Medal: H. M. Gilmour 74.
Muirfield: thirty eight members and two schoolboy guests attended. Linton Medal (handicap): A. Macdonald 72: scratch K. M. Yuille 79.
Gullane 3: twelve members attended: handicap: tied by J. Baillie and F. D. Pilkington both on 62: scratch: I. W. Smellie 67.
Gullane 2: twenty seven members attended: handicap: J. Baillie 66: scratch: R. M. Craig 73.
Kinross: twenty six members attended: handicap: G. Shand 72: Tawse Medal (scratch): W. M. Dakers 77.
The Coronation Aggregate Trophy was won by J. Baillie.
The Couche Trophy for the Hole and Hole was won by J. S. Barnes.
The Club Championship was won by H. M. Gilmour.
The Kirkwood Trophy for the B Championship was won by F. D. Pilkington.
The Summer Foursomes Competition for the Blamire Trophy was won by K. J. F. Scotland and R. O. Scotland.

Matches
Matches were played against Edinburgh Academicals, Stewarts Melville, Tantallon, Braids United, Caermount, Watsonians and the Present Pupils. The final result was three wins, two losses, one match halved and the Watsonian game abandoned due to bad weather. The PPs won the Wallace Cup for the first time since 1969.
The Vice Captain's team defeated the Captain's team by three and a half to two and a half.

Tournaments
The Sivewright Trophy, Lothians Team Tournament and the Evening Times Scottish Foursomes Tournament. The best result was in the Sivewright Trophy where the team reached the semi-final.

Championships
Richard Aitken won both the Northampton County Club Championship and the Northamptonshire County Championship.
B. M. Nicolson retained the Wakefield Championship.

Notes
The tragic death of Tom Innes was recorded as noted above.
Gordon McLeod was a member of the three man Newcastle upon Tyne team which won the British Polytechnic Championships at St. Pierre.
Both the Annual Dance and Dinner were a great success. The Dinner was attended by eighty six members and guests and the main speaker was Peter Davidson.


1978
Office Bearers: Honorary President: W. A. W. Sivewright: Hon. Vice Presidents: A. S. McDonald and G. Blamire.
Captain: D. S. Dakers: Vice Captain: G. W. Paul: Secretary: I. W. Smellie: Treasurer: R. O. Lee.
Committee: I. Banks, M. J. Blackwood, L. A. Air, M. Hutton, G. Rosie and D. S. Syme.
Auditor: G. G. Torkington.

Competitions
Four outings were held at North Berwick West, Muirfield, Gullane 2 and Bruntsfield.
North Berwick West: Thirty seven members attended: Ross Trophy (handicap): J. Baillie 69: Club Scratch Medal: H. M. Gilmour 74.
Muirfield: Linton Medal (handicap): J. Laird: scratch: A. S. Kirkwood.
Gullane 2: Twenty six members attended: handicap: W. L. McClure 67: scratch: I. W. Smellie.
Bruntsfield Links G. S.: Thirty three members attended: handicap: J. E. Fisher 64: Tawse Medal (scratch): G. McLeod 75.
J. Laird had a hole in one at the seventh hole.
The Coronation Aggregate Trophy was won by J. E. Fisher.
The Couche Trophy for the Hole and Hole was won by D. O. S. Binnie.
The Club Championship was won by G. McLeod.
The Kirkwood Trophy for the B Championship was won by the Captain D. S. Dakers.
Matches were arranged against Edinburgh Academicals, Stewarts Melville F. P., Tantallon, Braids United, Caermount, Watsonians and the Present Pupils. The final result was two wins, four losses and the match against the Schoolboys was the victim of ill timed thunderstorms.
The Vice Captain's team defeated the Captain's team.

Tournaments
The team of H. M. Gilmour, J. L. Masterton, G. Rosie and G. McLeod reached the quarter-finals of the Dispatch Trophy. In the Queen Elizabeth Trophy at Barnton the team of T. Robertson and R. W. A. Jordan, L. G. A. Morton and R. W. Bradly and H. M. Gilmour and D. W. M. Thomson reached the Final only to go down to Loretto by the narrowest of margins - extra holes in the deciding game. The Club was also represented in both the Kingston Trophy and the Lothians Team Tournament.

Championships
R. G. Aitken retained the Northampton County Club Championship.
H. M. Gilmour won the Baberton Championship for the sixth time.
L. Gordon won the Ravelston Championship for the third time, having first won it in 1935 - Forty three years earlier!
T. R. Pithie won the Turnhouse Championship.

Notes
R. W. Bradly and L. G. A. Morton were members of the Baberton team which won the Edinburgh Inter Club Tournament.
A. L. Stewart was elected President of the Lothians Golf Association.
The Annual Dance was its usual success enjoyed by one hundred and thirty five members and guests.
The Annual Dinner was attended by only seventy eight members and guests but was most successful. The principal guest was Eric Brown who spoke entertainingly of his times in golf. The Club had one of its Vice Presidents, George Blamire, as a guest at the Dinner where he was presented with a tankard in recognition of his many and varied services to the Club.
A donation was made by the Club to the Heriot Club Restoration of the Wark Appeal.
The Club's finances stood at £436 at the end of 1978.


1979
Office Bearers: Honorary President: W. A. W. Sivewright: Hon. Vice Presidents: A. S. McDonald and G. Blamire.
Captain: G. W. Paul: Vice Captain: L. A. Air: Secretary/Treasurer: I. W. Smellie.
Committee: M. J. Blackwood, R. Irvine, G. Shand, D. S. Syme, G. Rosie and M. Hutton.
Auditor: G. G. Torkington.

Competitions
Four outings were held at North Berwick West, Muirfield, Gullane 2 and Bruntsfield Links.
North Berwick West: Thirty one members attended: Ross Cup (handicap): W. M. Dakers 70: Club Scratch Medal: R.W. Bradly 74, whose score included an albatross 2 at the par five ninth hole.
Muirfield: Thirty nine members attended.
Past Captain Ian Morrison presented the Morrison Quaich for the winner of the scratch prize each year at the Muirfield outing.
Linton Medal (handicap): G. W. Murdoch 71: Morrison Quaich (scratch ): R. W. Bradly 81.
Gullane 2: Twenty-nine members attended: handicap: A. Forrester 67: scratch: J. D. H. McVey.
Bruntsfield Links G. S.: Thirty three members attended: handicap: W. M. Dakers: Tawse Medal (scratch): T. R. Pithie
The Coronation Aggregate trophy was won by W. M. Dakers
The Couche Trophy for the Hole and Hole was won by I. W. Smellie
The Club Championship was retained by G. McLeod.
The Kirkwood Trophy for the B Championship was won by J. Baillie.

Matches
Matches were played against Edinburgh Academicals, Tantallon, Caermount, Braids United, Watsonians and the Present Pupils resulting in three wins, two losses and a draw. The FPs won the Wallace Cup defeating the Present Pupils. The Captain's team defeated the Vice-Captain's team in the annual match.

Tournaments
The highlight of the season was the regaining of the Dispatch Trophy after a thirty one year gap. The Club congratulated the team of Tom Pithie, John Masterton, Hugh Gilmour and Laurie Morton on their splendid achievement. The semi-final against Scottish Universities, with former Walker Cup star Scott Macdonald in their side, was an epic with Heriot's scrambling through at the 19th.
The team's success in the Final was watched by Bill Sivewright and Bill Biggar, who were the first couple in the 1948 Dispatch Trophy winning team. Ron Bradly was a member of the Scottish Widows team beaten in the Final.
1st Round v Nuclear Enterprises: won 7 & 6.
2nd round v Scottish Provident: won 5 & 4.
3rd round v Harrison: won 2 holes.
4th round v Parsons Peebles: won 5 & 3
5th round v Bank of Scotland: won 1 hole.
Semi-Final v Scottish Universities: won at 19th.
Final v Scottish Widows: won 4 & 2.
In the Elizabeth Coronation Trophy at Barnton, the team of T. R. Pithie, R. W. Bradly, T. Robertson, R. W. A. Jordan, H. M. Gilmour and L. G. A. Morton gave the eventual winners, Gordonians, a good fight before bowing out in the quarter-finals.
R. W. Bradly, J. L. Masterton and I. W. Smellie qualified for the final stages of the Lothians Team Tournament.
The Club also performed well in the Kingston Trophy at Liberton finishing in the top ten.

Championships
R. G. Aitken retained the Northampton County Golf Club Championship winning it for the third year in succession.
R. W. Bradly won the Baberton Championship.
W. Duke won the Ratho Park Championship.
B. M. Marshall won the Kingsknowe Championship.
D. W. M. Thomson won the Mortonhall Championship.

Notes
This year the Club organised a Spring Draw to bolster Club funds and special thanks were given to Thistle Hotels who donated the star prize of a weekend break for two in London.
The Annual Dance was its usual success with approximately one hundred and forty members and guests attending. The M. C. was the inimitable George Waites.
The Annual Dinner was, by general consensus, the most successful in recent years and was attended by one hundred and eleven members and guests. The successful Dispatch Trophy team were honoured guests and the principal speaker was Alan Brodie, the Walker Cup golfer.
The Club's funds stood at £783.00 at the end of 1979.

1979 Dispatch Trophy Winners: T. R. Pithie, L. G. A. Morton, H. M. Gilmour and J. L. Masterton.

1979 Dispatch Trophy Winners: T. R. Pithie, L. G. A. Morton, H. M. Gilmour and J. L. Masterton.

1979 Dinner: H. M. Gilmour, L. G. A. Morton, A. Brodie (guest speaker) J. L. Masterton, T. R. Pithie, G. R. Paul (Club Captain) and the Dispatch Trophy.

1979 Dinner: H. M. Gilmour, L. G. A. Morton, A. Brodie (guest speaker) J. L. Masterton, T. R. Pithie, G. R. Paul (Club Captain) and the Dispatch Trophy.

 

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