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2000s

Office Bearers: Honorary President: G. Blamire: Hon. Vice Presidents: A. L. Stewart, J. G. Ewart and A. G. Hector.
Captain: D. S. Livingstone: Vice Captain: G. M. P. Abbott: Secretary: D. R. Campbell: Treasurer: C. M. Murison.
Committee: A. D. J. Cobb, I. L. Crichton, J. C. Liddel, M. W. Livingstone, R. T. Middleton and J. N. Richardson.
Auditor: A. S. Kirkwood.

Competitions
Outings to: The Glen, North Berwick, Muirfield and Kinross Blue and Red Courses.
Muirfield: Thirtyfour attended: Stableford Competition: Linton Medal (handicap) and Morrison Quaich (scratch) were both won by C. Paterson on 37 points, thus retaining the two trophies he won at this outing last year.
Kinross: No details. am Blue Course: pm Red Course.
Coronation Aggregate (handicap) Trophy: D. S. Livingstone.
Couche Trophy for the Hole and Hole was won by S. Lessels
The Club Championship was won by R. W. Bradly.
The Blamire/Kirkwood Trophy for the Summer Foursomes: B. Donaldson and J. J. Fairbairn.
The Captain's Prize was awarded to D. R. Campbell.

Matches
v Tantallon: lost by three and a half to two and a half.
v Braids United: won.
v Present Pupils for Wallace Cup: lost.
v Caermount: match drawn.

Tournaments
Won Edinburgh Trophy at Charleston.
Queen Elizabeth Coronation Trophy at Barnton: quarter-finals
Dispatch Trophy: quarter-finals: lost by one hole to Harrison, the eventual winners. Our team was D. S. Livingstone and J. C. Liddel and D. R. Campbell and A. N. Other.
Grafton Morrish: last sixteen.

Championships
J. I. Archibald won the Dunbar Championship.
I. R. Christie won the Craigmillar Park Championship.

Notes
At the AGM, the death was announced of William Moncrieff, a member for many years.
The Summer Extravaganza was again held at Port Royal Golf Range.
The Club was again indebted to Cardinal Sports Ltd. for their sponsorship of the Fixture Cards.
The Annual Dinner at Goldenacre was attended by ninetyfour members and guests. The principal speaker was Bo. Wallace, President of the Lothians Golf Association... and a Herioter! The Dinner Menus were again sponsored by Applecross Developments.
The Club's Funds stand at £2,699.

Office Bearers: Honorary President: G. Blamire: Hon. Vice Presidents: A. L. Stewart, J. G. Ewart and A. G. Hector.
Captain: G. M. P. Abbott: Vice Captain: W. G. Burden: Secretary/Treasurer: D. R. Campbell.
Committee: R. T. Middleton, J. N. Richardson, J. C. Liddel, I. L. Crichton, K. Murphy and C. Paterson.
Auditor: A. S. Kirkwood.

Competitions
Outings: Crail, Muirfield/Gullane 3 and Lanark.
Crail: Twentynine members attended. Ross Cup and Scratch Medal: (handicap): D. R. Campbell (3) 64.
Muirfield: Stableford Competition: Linton Medal (handicap): C. Paterson (5) with 34 points won this trophy at Muirfield for the third year in succession. Morrison Trophy (scratch): D. R. Campbell 31 points.
Gullane 3: Stableford Competition: six played. Ronnie Middleton Seniors Memorial Trophy: G. Shand 35 points.
Lanark: Centenary Trophy (handicap) and Tawse Medal (scratch): D. R. Campbell.
Coronation Aggregate (handicap) Trophy: D. R. Campbell.
Sivewright Memorial Aggregate Trophy (scratch): D. R. Campbell.
Couche Trophy for the Hole and Hole: D. R. Campbell.
Club Championship: J. C. Liddel.
Kirkwood Trophy for the B Championship: G. C. A. Macdonald.
Blamire/Kirkwood Trophy for the Summer Foursomes: G. C. A. Macdonald and S. W. Paul.
The Captain's Prize was awarded to J. C. Liddel.
Congratulations to David Campbell on winning the aggregate awards and the handicap and scratch trophies at every outing except Muirfield where he was just pipped for the handicap award by....Chris Paterson! David did however equal Chris's 1999 haul of eight trophies by winning the Couche Trophy for the Hole and Hole.

Matches
v Tantallon: drawn 3-3.
v Present Pupils for the Wallace Cup: lost 2 -1.
v Braids United: won 4 -0.

Tournaments
Dispatch Trophy: lost in the semi-final to the Barnton Hotel, the eventual winners. Our team was J. C. Liddel, G. A. Munro, D. R. Campbell and J. I. Archibald.
Lothian Team Tournament at Prestonfield and Craigmillar Park. The team finished a creditable fourth in the main competition with a four round score of 292.
An early exit in the Sivewright Trophy.

Championships
D. T. Clark won the Mortonhall Championship.
D. C. M. Marshall won the Dalmahoy Championship.

Notes
At the AGM, the death was reported of R. T. Middleton, a committee member. It was also decided that an outing for over 55s would be held on the evening of the Muirfield outing and that the over 55s would play for the Ronnie Middleton Memorial Trophy.
Life Membership was conferred on Peter Dawson, Secretary and Chief Executive of the Royal and Ancient... and a Herioter! This was gratefully acknowledged.
The Summer Extravaganza was held at Kings Acre and was a most enjoyable evening with drinks and snacks in the Clubhouse afterwards.
The Annual Dinner was a great success with over ninety members and guests attending and some highly entertaining speakers.
Thanks were again recorded to Applecross Developments who sponsored the Dinner Menu and to Cardinal Sports for sponsoring the Fixture Card.
The Club's Funds stand at £3,931.

Office Bearers: Honorary President: G. Blamire: Hon. Vice Presidents: A. L. Stewart, J. G. Ewart and A. G. Hector.
Captain: G. M. P. Abbott: Vice Captain: W. G. Burden: Secretary / Treasurer: D. R. Campbell.
Committee: I. L. Crichton, K. Murphy, C. Paterson, J. N. Richardson, J. C. Liddel and G. C. A. Macdonald.
Auditor: A. S. Kirkwood.

Competitions
Outings: Gullane 2, Muirfield, Gullane 3, Kingussie, Boat of Garten and Grantown on Spey.
Gullane 2: Ross Cup (handicap): R. Stevenson: Scratch Medal: D. R. Campbell.
Muirfield: Linton Medal (handicap) and Scratch Medal: D. R. Campbell.
Gullane 3: Ronnie Middleton Seniors Memorial Trophy: J. N. Richardson.
September Weekend Trip to Invernesshire.
Boat of Garten: Centenary Trophy (handicap): K. Murphy: Tawse Medal (scratch): D. R. Campbell.
Rounds were also played at Kingussie and Grantown on Spey:
1995 Tantallon Cup: G. C. A. Macdonald.
Coronation Aggregate (handicap) Trophy: G. Boon.
Sivewright Memorial Aggregate (scratch) Trophy: D. R. Campbell.
Couche Trophy for the Hole and Hole: S. Lessels.
Club Championship: D. R. Campbell.
Kirkwood Trophy for the B Championship: W. G. Burden.
Blamire/Kirkwood Trophy for the Summer Foursomes C. P. Dempster and J. Wynne.
The Captain's Prize was awarded to the winning Grafton Morrish team.

Matches
v Tantallon: lost by four and a half to a half.
v Present Pupils for the Wallace Cup: won 2 -1. The FPs first win since 1995.
v Braids United: lost by two and a half to one and a half.

Tournaments
Grafton Morrish Tournament: Pride of place must go to the Heriot's team of R. W. Bradly, J. I. Archibald, C. Paterson, J. C. Liddel, D. R. Campbell and B. M. Nicholson. The team led the Scottish Qualifiers and then won the main tournament at Hunstanton for the fourth time, beating Berkhamstead in the Final.
First round v Oundle: won 2-1.
Second round v Stamford: won 2-1.
Third Round v St. Dunstans: won two and a half to a half.
Fourth round v Marlborough: won by two and a half to a half.
Semi-Final v Winchester: won 2-1.
Final v Berkhamstead: won by two and a half to a half.

2002 Winners of the Grafton Morrish Tournament at Hunstanton
R. W. Bradly, J. I. Archibald, C. Paterson, B. M. Nicholson (Captain), D. R. Campbell and J. C. Liddel.
Edinburgh Trophy: fourth (last)! Dispatch Trophy: beaten in the third round.

Championships
D. C. M. Marshall retained the Dalmahoy Championship.
S. McCulloch won the Kingsknowe Championship.
B. M. Nicholson won the Little Aston Championship.

Notes
Congratulations to the team on winning the Grafton Morrish Tournament for the fourth time in nine years.
The Secretary, David Campbell, must be feeling the pressures of his duties as he has only won six trophies this year!
J. I. Archibald was, for the second time, in a Westermont team which won the Dispatch Trophy.
The Dinner was well attended and the guest speaker Willie Allen was most entertaining.
Club Funds stand at £5,549.

Office Bearers: Honorary President: G. Blamire: Hon. Vice Presidents: A. L. Stewart, J. G. Ewart and A. G. Hector.
Captain: W. G. Burden: Vice Captain: J. N. Richardson: Secretary/Treasurer: D. R. Campbell.
Committee: J. S. Barnes, I. L. Crichton, C. P. Dempster, G. C. A. Macdonald, K. Murphy and C. Paterson.
Auditor: A. S. Kirkwood.

Competitions
Outings: Glen, North Berwick, Muirfield, Gullane 3 and Lundin Links.
Glen: Twentyeight members attended the outing on a windy day with tricky pin positions. Ross Cup (handicap) S. Lessels 65: Scratch Medal: D. R. Campbell 72.
Muirfield: Oversubscribed: fortythree applications to play were restricted to thirtysix members. Stableford Competition: Linton Medal (handicap): Morrison Quaich (scratch):
Gullane 3: Eight over 55s played in the Stableford Competition for the Ronnie Middleton Trophy which was won by G. Shand.
Lundin Links: Twenty five attended:
Coronation (handicap) Aggregate Trophy: C. Paterson.
Club Championship: retained by D. R. Campbell.
Kirkwood Trophy for the B Championship: G. Willins.
Couche Trophy for the Hole and Hole: D. Moffat.
Blamire/Kirkwood Trophy for the Summer Foursomes: E. Cobb and J. H. H. Groat.
The Captain's Prize was awarded to D. R. Campbell.

Matches
v Tantallon: lost 5-1.
v Braids United: won 3-1.
v Present Pupils for the Wallace Cup: won 3- 0.
v Caermount: lost.

Tournaments
Edinburgh Trophy: won.
Dispatch Trophy: lost in 3rd round.
Sivewright Trophy: Semi-finals.
Queen Elizabeth Coronation Trophy: lost in 1st round.
Grafton Morrish: Quarter-finals.

Championships
C. D. Campbell returned the best net score in the Mauritius Open. 
D. R. Campbell won the Ratho Park Championship.
G. D. Carter was the leading Amateur in the Mauritius Open.
B. M. Nicholson retained the Little Aston Championship.
B. M. Nicholson won the Woking Championship for the fifth time.
C. G. Rae won the Mortonhall Championship.

Notes
Once again there was a problem with the results of outings.
The Summer Extravaganza was again held at Kings Acre and was voted a success.
The Annual Dinner attracted a capacity attendance at Goldenacre of over 150 members and guests and was oversubscribed.
Thanks again to our sponsors Cardinal Sports.
The Club has 158 members and funds of £6,576.

  1. From the Times of 25th October.
    Former member Geoff Carter and his 60 inch driver at Foxhills Golf Club, Surrey

Office Bearers: Honorary President: G. Blamire: Hon. Vice Presidents: A. L. Stewart, J. G. Ewart and A. G. Hector.
Captain: W. G. Burden: Vice Captain: J. N Richardson: Secretary/Treasurer: C. P. Dempster.
Committee: J. S. Barnes, D. R. Campbell, C. Paterson, D. Clark, G. C. A. Macdonald and A. Slessor.
Auditor: A.S. Kirkwood.

Competitions
Outings to Dunbar, Muirfield, Gullane 3 and Alyth.
Dunbar: Thirtysix members attended: Ross Cup (handicap): E. G. A. Allan 65: Scratch Medal: R. W. Bradly 68.
Muirfield: Thirtythree attended: Stableford Competition: Linton Medal (handicap) I. Smith (8) 32 points. Morrison Quaich (scratch): G. A. Munro 30 points.
Gullane 3: Eleven over 55s played for the Ronnie Middleton Memorial Trophy: Stableford Competition was won by J. Ellis with 36 points.
Alyth: Centenary Trophy (handicap): G. M. P. Abbott: Tawse Medal (scratch): R. W. Bradly.
Coronation Aggregate (handicap) Trophy: R. W. Bradly.
Sivewright Memorial Aggregate (scratch) Trophy: R. W. Bradly.
Couche Memorial Trophy for the Hole and Hole: J. N. Richardson.
Club Championship: J. I. Archibald.
Kirkwood Trophy for the B Championship: G. M. More.
Blamire Trophy for the SummerFoursomes: S. W. Paul and G. C. A. Macdonald.
Captain's Prize was awarded to B. H. Chatham.

Matches
v Tantallon: lost 1.5 v 4.5.
v Present Pupils for the Wallace Cup: lost 3-0.
v Braids United: drawn: 2.5 v 2.5.
v Caermount: won 3 -1.
v Border Heriot Club: won 3 -0

Tournaments
Won Edinburgh Trophy.
Early exits in Dispatch Trophy, Sivewright Trophy and Queen Elizabeth Coronation Trophy.
Grafton Morrish: reached the quarter-final.

Championships
J. I. Archibald won the Merchants of Edinburgh Championship.
D. C. M. Marshall won the Dalmahoy Championship.
K. G. Tait won the Craigmillar Park Championship.

Notes
G. D. Carter was the runner up in the Bermuda Amateur Championship.
The Annual Dinner was a great success with one hundred and thirty members and guests.
Thanks again to our major sponsors, Cardinal Sports Ltd.
The Club has one hundred and fifty-eight members and funds of £6,540.

Office Bearers: Honorary President: G. Blamire: Hon. Vice Presidents: A. L. Stewart, J. G. Ewart and A. G. Hector.
Captain: J. N. Richardson: Vice Captain: G. C. A. Macdonald: Secretary/Treasurer: C. P. Dempster.
Committee: J. S. Barnes, D. R. Campbell, T. D. Clark, A. Slessor and G. Boon.
Auditor: A. S. Kirkwood.

Competitions
Outings: Panmure (Barry), Muirfield, Gullane 3, and week end trip to Dornoch.
Panmure (Barry): Thirtyseven members attended. Ross Cup (handicap): G. Boon 66: Scratch Medal: R. W. Bradly 75 with a bih from D. R. Campbell.
Afternoon team competition was won by B. M. Marshall, K. Ireland, A. Dundas and G. Greenhill.
Muirfield: Thirtyone members and guests attended. Stableford Competition: Linton Medal (handicap) and Morrison Quaich (scratch): C. G. Rae (1). The handicap award was won with a bih from C. Paterson.
Gullane 3: Nine over 55s contested the Ronnie Middleton Memorial Trophy played as a Stableford competition: retained by J. Ellis with 38 points.
Participants in both the Muirfield and Gullane outings enjoyed supper in the main Gullane Clubhouse.
Dornoch Weekend: 
Royal Dornoch: twentyone attendees. Centenary Trophy (handicap) and Tawse Medal (scratch): K. Murphy.
Rounds were also played on Dornoch Struie, Brora and Tain.
Tantallon 1995 Cup: K. Murphy.
Coronation Aggregate (handicap) Trophy: J. N. Richardson.
Sivewright Memorial Aggregate (scratch) Trophy: D. R. Campbell.
Couche Trophy for the Hole and Hole: D. S. Livingstone.
Club Championship: D. R. Campbell.
B Championship for Kirkwood Trophy was won by G. Boon.
Blamire/Kirkwood Trophy for the Summer Foursomes was won by A. Slessor and J. Mortimer.
Captain's Prize was awarded to J. S. Barnes.

Matches
v Tantallon: lost by four and a half to one and a half.
v Present Pupils for the Wallace Cup: lost 2 -1.
v Caermount: lost by two and a half to one and a half.
v Border Heriot Club: won 2 - 1.

Tournaments
Dispatch Trophy: The team of G. A. Munro, J. C. Liddel, D. R. Campbell and J. I. Archibald reached the semi-final losing to Stewarts Melville.
Queen Elizabeth Coronation Trophy: reached the semi-final.
Grafton Morrish: reached the semi-final!

Championships
C. G. Rae won the Roehampton Championship.
S. Smith won the Duddingston Championship.

Notes
J. Graham Ewart is to be congratulated on being elected President of the Scottish Golf Union following in the footsteps of the late Bill Sivewright (1966 - 68) and Lindsay Stewart (1991 - 92).
A Social Evening was held at The Old Links, Musselburgh with a six-hole competition using hickory clubs at certain holes. Supper was held afterwards in the Woodside Hotel. The evening was a great success and will be repeated.
The Annual Dinner at Goldenacre was enjoyed by one hundred and seven members and guests. The guest speaker was Craigie Veitch, the former Sports Editor of the Scotsman, who was excellent.
Special mention must be made of the Club's teams reaching the semi-finals of the Dispatch Trophy, the Grafton Morrish and the Queen Elizabeth Coronation Trophy, the latter two being beaten after extra holes.
G. M. More reached Finals Day of the Lothians Golf Association Handicap Competition losing in the semi-final on the last green at North Berwick.
A Database is being used to try to attract younger members and an article was also placed in the School's Quadrangle magazine.
Cardinal Sports Ltd was again thanked for being our main sponsor.
The Club now has one hundred and sixty-two members and the Club Funds stand at £4,503.

Office Bearers: Honorary President: G. Blamire: Hon. Vice Presidents: A. L. Stewart, J. G. Ewart and A. G. Hector.
Captain: J. N. Richardson: Vice Captain: G. C. A. Macdonald: Secretary/Treasurer: C. P. Dempster.
Committee: J. S. Barnes, D. R. Campbell, T. D. Clark, A. Slessor, G. Boon and M. Petrie.
Auditor: A. S. Kirkwood.

Competitions
Outings; Monifieth Medal Course, Monifieth Ashludie, Muirfield / Gullane 3 and Ladybank
Monifieth Medal Course: Fortyfour members attended. Ross Cup (handicap) I. Thomson (18) 68 on bih from M. Bremner (10): Scratch Medal: B. M. Nicholson 76.
Muirfield: Twentythree members and ten guests attended. Linton Medal (handicap) C. P. Dempster 70: Morrison Quaich (scratch): G. A. Munro 73.
Gullane 3: Seven members played in a Stableford competition for the Ronnie Middleton Memorial Trophy: G. W. Paul 40 points.
Ladybank: Only nineteen members attended. Centenary Trophy (handicap) J. McKinney: Tawse Medal (scratch) D. R. Campbell.
Coronation Aggregate (handicap) Trophy: C. P. Dempster.
Sivewright Memorial Aggregate (scratch) Trophy: G. A. Munro.
Couche Trophy for the Hole and Hole: G. M. More. 
Club Championship: R. Stevenson.
Kirkwood Trophy for the B Championship: I. Thomson.
Blamire/Kirkwood Trophy for the Summer Foursomes: P. Hill and G. M. More
Centenary Tankard for the Winter Greensomes: J. H. Hawley - Groat and A. P. Bradshaw.
Captain's Prize was awarded to C. P. Dempster.

Matches
v Tantallon: won 3.5-2.5.
v Present Pupils for the Wallace Cup: won 2-1.
v Braids United: won 3.5-2.5.
v Caermount: lost 3-1.
v Border Heriot Club: won 3- 0.
3rd in Edinburgh Trophy.

Tournaments
Dispatch Trophy: lost in 3rd round.
Sivewright Trophy: lost in first round to Kingston.
Grafton Morrish: lost in 3rd round.
Queen Elizabeth Coronation Trophy: reached quarter-finals.

Championships
D. R. Campbell won the Ratho Park Championship.
N. C. Donaldson won the Lochend Championship.
D. C. M. Marshall won the Dalmahoy Championship.
C. G. Rae retained the Roehampton Championship.

Notes
The Club defeated Tantallon for the first time since 1990. The tactic of playing the match on the evening of North Berwick RFC Annual Dinner proved successful and will be tried again in future years!
The Social Evening again held at Musselburgh Old Links was enjoyed by around a dozen members and guests. The format was a six club competition with the compulsory use of hickory drivers at certain holes. Supper was held in the Clubhouse.
D. A. Imrie was a member of the Turnhouse team which won the Inter Club at Lothianburn.
The Club's website was launched and is proving to be successful.
The Dinner was its usual success and attracted one hundred and thirty nine members and guests.
Thanks to Cardinal Sports Ltd for their sponsorship of the fixture card.
The Club now has one hundred and seventy five members and funds of £4,636.

Office Bearers: Honorary President: G. Blamire: Hon. Vice Presidents: A. L. Stewart, J. G. Ewart and A. G. Hector.
Captain: G. C. A. Macdonald: Vice Captain: G. A. Munro: Secretary/Treasurer: C. P. Dempster.
Committee: J. S. Barnes, I. M. Thomson, M. Petrie, S. Muir, P. Hill and G. Boon.
Auditor: A. S. Kirkwood.

Competitions
Outings to Goswick, Muirfield / Gullane and Cawder
Goswick: Thirtyseven members attended. Ross cup (handicap): I Thomson (16) 67: Scratch Medal: D. Imrie 78 after a fourway tie and a six hole count back with G. A. Munro, D. R. Campbell and R. W. Bradly.
Greensomes Stableford: K. S. Milne and C. P. Dempster
Muirfield: Thirty seven attended. Linton Medal (handicap) and Morrison Quaich (scratch) were both won by J. C. Liddel with an impressive scratch score of 74.
Gullane 3: Eight members attended and played in a Stableford Competition for the Ronnie Middleton Memorial Trophy won by P. Hill with 36 points.
Cawder: Only thirteen attendees. Centenary Trophy (handicap) and Tawse Medal (scratch): J. C. Liddel.
Coronation Aggregate (handicap) Trophy: J. C. Liddel.
Sivewright Memorial Aggregate (scratch) Trophy: J. C. Liddel.
Couche Trophy for the Hole & Hole: J. Mortimer.
Club Championship: G. A. Munro.
Kirkwood Trophy for the B. Championship: J. Mortimer.
Blamire/Kirkwood Trophy for the Summer Foursomes: D. R. Campbell and C. Paterson.
Centenary Tankard for the Winter Greensomes: G. McLeod and D. Goodwin.
Captain's Prize was awarded to J. C. Liddel.

Matches
v Tantallon: halved match: 2.5-2.5: trophy retained.
v Braids United: won 4-1.
v Present Pupils for the Wallace Cup: halved match: 1-1: trophy retained.
v Caermount: won 4-1.
v Border Heriot Club: won 2-1.

Tournaments
The team of I. M. Thomson, J. Mortimer, G. Boon, A. Slessor, G. M. P. Abbott and G. Greenhill won the Edinburgh Trophy at Kingsacre. 
Dispatch Trophy: lost in 3rd round.
Queen Elizabeth Coronation Trophy: lost in 1st round.
Grafton Morrish: reached the semi-final.
Walker Trophy: The team won the trophy for best non course owning club score at the Lothians Team Tournament at Greenburn and West Lothian Golf Clubs. Jim Thomson, President of the Lothians Golf Association, presented the trophy to the Captain at the Club's Annual Dinner.

Championships
D. R. Campbell retained the Ratho Park Championship.
D. C. M. Marshall retained the Dalmahoy Championship.
C. Paterson won the Luffness New Championship.
S. Smith won the Duddingston Championship.

Notes
The Annual Dinner was a major disappointment. The Club was badly let down by the new caterer with a totally unacceptable standard of service. The Captain had to write to the top table guests expressing our apologies. He has also written to the President of the Rugby Club expressing his views. It is understood that new caterers have now been appointed.
The Club presented a Heriot Medal to Tantallon Golf Club in recognition of their One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary. It will be presented for the lowest scratch prize at the Heriot Bowl competition.
The Social Evening/Hickory Challenge was again held at Musselburgh Old Links and supper was served afterwards in the Clubhouse.
The Club has one hundred nine members including twenty eight Life Members.
The Club's funds stand at £4,812.



2007 Winners of the Edinburgh Trophy, Kingsacre:
I. M. Thomson, J. Mortimer, G. Boon, A. Slessor, G. M. P. Abbot and G. Greenhill

Office Bearers: Honorary President: G. Blamire: Hon. Vice Presidents: A. L. Stewart, J. G. Ewart and A. G. Hector.
Captain: G. C. A. Macdonald: Vice Captain: G. Munro: Secretary and Treasurer: C. P. Dempster.
Committee: J. S. Barnes, I. M. Thomson, M. Petrie, S. Muir, P. Hill and G. Boon.

Competitions
Outings: Leven Links, Muirfield / Gullane and Autumn Tour to Speyside.
Leven Links: Thirtyseven participants: Ross Cup (handicap): G. Clark (12) 65 bih from K. S. Milne (14). Scratch Medal: C. P. Dempster 72 beating R. W. Bradly on a countback over the last three holes.
Muirfield: Linton Medal (handicap): Stableford: S. Wallace (15) 43 points: Morrison Quaich (scratch): G. A. Munro 73.
Gullane 3: Ronnie Middleton Memorial Trophy: Stableford: F. Gillone 42 points.
A total of forty seven members played in the Muirfield/Gullane outings.
Speyside Weekend Trip: Twenty members attended.
Old Course, Lossiemouth: Centenary Trophy (handicap): I. M. Thomson: Tawse Medal (scratch) R. W. Bradly.
Rounds were also played on Elgin, New Course, Lossiemouth and Forres.
Tantallon 1995 Cup (three day trip): C. P. Dempster.
Coronation Aggregate (handicap) Trophy: C. P. Dempster.
Sivewright Memorial Aggregate (scratch) Trophy: R. W. Bradly.
Couche Trophy for the Hole and Hole: P. Hill.
Club Championship: R. W. Bradly.
Kirkwood Trophy for the B Championship: K. S. Milne.
Blamire Kirkwood Trophy for the Summer Foursomes: K. S. Milne and G. M. Tait.
Centenary Tankard for the Winter Greensomes: J. Ellis and B. Chatham.
The Captain's Prize was presented to the winning Queen Elizabeth Trophy team of D. R. Campbell, J. C. Liddel, R. W. Bradly, B. D. Reid, I. R. Christie and S. McCulloch.

Matches
v Tantallon for the Silver Jubilee Trophy: Lost by four and a half to one and a half.
v Braids United: won 4-1.
v Present Pupils for the Wallace Cup: won 2-1 at Mortonhall.
v Caermount : drawn 2-2.
v Watsonians (new fixture): won 4-1

Tournaments
The Club did well in retaining the Edinburgh Trophy.
Sivewright Trophy: beaten in second round.
Dispatch Trophy: beaten in third round.
Grafton Morrish: reached the quarter-final.
Queen Elizabeth Trophy at Barnton: A marvellous achievement in winning the Tournament.

Championships
D. C. M. Marshall won the Dalmahoy Championship for the third year in succession and for the sixth time in eight years.
A. MacDonald won the Ravelston Championship.
C. G. Rae won the Roehampton Championship.

Notes
Pride of place goes to the victorious Queen Elizabeth Trophy team at the Royal Burgess Golfing Society. This is a most prestigious tournament and winning it once is quite an achievement. The Club has now won it three times having previously been successful in 1980 and 1982. Special mention must be made of Ron "The Legend" Bradly who has been in all three winning teams and Brian Reid who was also in the 1982 team.
Ron Bradly is also to be congratulated on winning the Club Championship for an unprecedented eleventh time.
David Marshall was a member of the Dalmahoy team which won the Summer League, the Inter Club and the Inter Cities Cup.
An ex darts trophy was presented by G Boon to be competed for in the annual match v Watsonians. Not surprisingly, the trophy is to be known as the “Darts Trophy”.
The Annual Dinner at Goldenacre was back to its normal high standard and Saltire, the new caterers, did an excellent job and the reputation of our Dinner has been re established. Thanks to Steven Brian, Royal Burgess, and James Thomson of the Prestonfield House Hotel for their generous sponsorship of the raffle.
The Hickory Club Challenge evening was played over nine holes at Musselburgh Old Links was enjoyed by all. The winner was D. S. Livingstone (4) 35
It is perhaps worth pointing out that the Club had been in existence for fifty eight years before its first major success - the Dispatch Trophy in 1948. The latest Queen Elizabeth win brings the Club's number of victories in major team tournaments to a most impressive total of ten.
The Club currently has one hundred and eighty members and funds of £3,029.

Office Bearers: Honorary President: G. Blamire: Hon. Vice Presidents: A. L. Stewart, J. G. Ewart and A. G. Hector.
Captain: G. A. Munro: Vice Captain and Secretary/Treasurer: C. P. Dempster. Match Secretary: G. Boon.
Committee: J. S. Barnes, I. M. Thomson, M. Petrie, S. Muir and P. Hill.
Auditor: A. S. Kirkwood.

Competitions
Outings: Forfar, Muirfield / Gullane 3 and Irvine Bogside.
Forfar: The maximum number permitted of forty attended. Ross Cup (handicap) and Scratch Medal: D. Imrie (1) 65 with a splendid three under par round of 66. The Captain should also receive "a mention in dispatches" for his level par round of sixtynine.
A coloured ball challenge was played in the afternoon being won by G. A. Munro, G. Willins, J. Ellis and R. Stevenson.
Muirfield: Nineteen members and twelve guests played. Linton Medal (handicap): R. Middleton: Morrison Quaich (scratch): G. A. Munro.
Gullane 3: Ronnie Middleton Memorial Trophy: N. R. Boyd.
Irvine Bogside: Thirteen attended: Centenary Trophy (handicap): J. S. Barnes: Tawse Medal (scratch): R. W. Bradly.
Coronation Aggregate (handicap) Trophy: J. S. Barnes.
Sivewright Memorial Aggregate (scratch) Trophy: R. W. Bradly.
Couche Trophy for the Hole and Hole: J. C. Liddel.
Club Championship: J. C. Liddel
Kirkwood Trophy for the B Championship: G. Boon.
Blamire/Kirkwood Trophy for the Summer Foursomes: J. C. Liddel and D. S. Livingstone.
Centenary Tankard for the Winter Greensomes: J. N. Richardson and G. Leslie.
Captain's Prize: J. C. Liddel.

Matches
v Tantallon for the Silver Jubilee Trophy: drawn match: 3-3: Trophy retained by Tantallon.
v Watsonians: won 3-2 on the Braids.
v Present Pupils for the Wallace Cup: won 2 - 1 on Gullane 3.
v Braids United: won 3-2.
v Border Heriot Club at Gullane: lost!
v Caermount at Gullane: lost 3-1.

Tournaments
Edinburgh Trophy at Duddingston: failed to retain the Trophy. 
Sivewright Trophy: lost in third round:
Dispatch Trophy: lost in second round:
Queen Elizabeth Trophy: lost in second round.
The Club's scratch team won the Walker Trophy for non course owning clubs played for at the Lothians Team Tournament at Turnhouse and Murrayfield. This is the third time the Club has won this trophy having previously won it in 1985 and 2007. The team of D. S. Livingstone, S. Heggie, J. C. Liddel and R. W. Bradly are to be congratulated. It is interesting to note that Douglas Livingstone was a member of the winning Heriot's team in 1985. The President of the Lothians Golf Association presented the Trophy at our Annual Dinner.
The Club continued its successful run in major tournaments by winning the Grafton Morrish Tournament at Brancaster and Hunstanton in Norfolk in September. This was our fifth win in fifteen years and we are now the second most successful School in the Tournament's history. Only Charterhouse has won it more times (six) and their last win was in 1992. This was a tremendous win for our team of J. I. Archibald, D. R. Campbell, R. W. Bradly, I. R. Christie, C. G. Rae and J. C. Liddel who defeated KCS Wimbledon in the Final. Winning just once is a great achievement with a total of one hundred and six Schools entering this year at seven qualifying venues across the U.K.

Championships
J. I. Archibald won the Merchants of Edinburgh Championship for the fifth time. He has now won the Merchants Championship in his twenties, thirties, forties and fifties!
C. G. Rae retained the Roehampton Championship.

Notes
George Blamire, the Club's Honorary President since 1982 and the Captain in 1966-1968, died in May aged 93. He was a most enthusiastic supporter of the Club and he will be much missed. He was a great character and he was liked and respected by all.
The death was also announced of Eddie Cobb, Captain in 1975-76.
The Annual Dinner at Goldenacre was again a success with one hundred and thirteen members and guests present. Peter C. Brown went down well as the principal speaker.
The Hickory Challenge at Musselburgh Old Links was again successful but lightly attended. The winner was again D. S. Livingstone (4) 38.
The Club has one hundred and seventy eight members and Funds of £2,526.



2009 Winners of the Grafton Morrish Tournament, Hunstanton
Front row: R. W. Bradly, D. R. Campbell (Captain) I. R. Christie. 
Back Row: J. I. Archibald, C. G. Rae and J. C. Liddel.

Office Bearers: Honorary President: A. L. Stewart: Hon. Vice Presidents: J. G. Ewart, A. G. Hector, J. H. Hawley - Groat and G. W. Paul.
Captain: G. A. Munro: Vice Captain/Treasurer: C. P. Dempster: Secretary: I. M. Thomson: Fixtures Secretary: G. Boon.
Committee: J. S. Barnes, S. Heggie, M. Petrie, J. N. Richardson and P. Hill.
Auditor: A. S. Kirkwood.

Competitions
Outings: Dunbar, Muirfield / Gullane and Kinross.
Dunbar: Twenty nine members attended: Ross Cup (handicap): K. S. Milne (14) 68: Scratch Medal: R. W Bradly 74.
Muirfield: Twenty five members attended: Thirteen members and twelve guests: Linton Medal (handicap) and Morrison Quaich (scratch): C. G. Rae.
Gullane 3: Six members attended to play for the Ronnie Middleton Memorial Trophy which was won by P. Hill.
Kinross: Only eight attended: Centenary Trophy (handicap) and Tawse Medal (scratch): D. R. Campbell.
Coronation Aggregate (handicap) Trophy: D. R. Campbell.
Sivewright Memorial Aggregate (scratch) Trophy: D. R. Campbell.
Couche Trophy for the Hole and Hole: J. S. Barnes.
Club Championship: G. J. Rosie.
Kirkwood Trophy for the B Championship: B. Chatham.
Blamire/Kirkwood Trophy for the Summer Foursomes: S. E. Cobb and P. Williams.
Centenary Tankard for the Winter Greensomes: K. Ireland and J. Ellis.
Captain's Prize was awarded to G. Boon.

Matches
v Tantallon: Silver Jubilee Trophy: Halved 3 - 3.
v Present Pupils for the Wallace Cup: won 3 - 0.
v Watsonians for the Darts Trophy on the Braids: won 3 - 1 - three wins in a row!
v Braids United: Richardson Trophy: lost by four and a half to a half.
v Caermount: lost 3 - 1.
v Border Heriot Club: won 2 - 1.

Tournaments
The team won the Edinburgh Trophy at Duddingston.
Sivewright Trophy: lost in third round.
Queen Elizabeth Trophy: lost in second round to Watsonians, the eventual winners.
Dispatch Trophy: lost in 3rd round.
Lothians Team Tournament: finished fourth in non course owning clubs section.
Grafton Morrish Tournament at Brancaster and Hunstanton. The team comprising of J. I. Archibald, D. R. Campbell, R. W. Bradly, I. R. Christie, C. G. Rae and J. C. Liddel were beaten in the Final by Clifton narrowly losing out on retaining the Trophy won last year.

Championships
N. Archibald won the River Forest Club Championship in Atlanta Georgia, breaking the course record in the final round. 
C. G. Rae won the Roehampton Championship for the third year in succession.
Steven Smith won the Dalmahoy Championship.
Stuart Smith won the Duddingston Championship for the fifth time.

Notes
Lindsay Stewart was elected Honorary President of the Club in succession to the late George Blamire.
D. A. Imrie and D. C. M. Marshall were members of the Turnhouse team which won the Inter Club at Prestonfield, D. C. M. Marshall having previously won the trophy playing for Dalmahoy.
Two informal social golf afternoons were held:
Ten members played at the Royal Burgess and enjoyed good food and company in the Clubhouse afterwards.
An outing to the Hirsel at Coldstream was lightly attended but enjoyable.
The Annual Hickory Challenge played over nine hole at Musselburgh Old Links was won for the third year in succession by D. S. Livingstone (4) 36.
The Annual Dinner was again successful with one hundred and twelve members and guests.
The Club website continues to be popular with matchplay results being updated on a regular basis.
The Club has one hundred and seventy-three members and funds of £3,746.



2010 Finalists Grafton Morrish Tournament, Hunstanton:
Front row: R. W. Bradly, D. R. Campbell (Captain), I. R. Christie.
Back row: J. I. Archibald, C. G. Rae and J. C. Liddel.

Office Bearers: Honorary President: A. L. Stewart: Hon. Vice Presidents: J. G. Ewart, A. G. Hector, J. H. Hawley - Groat and G. W. Paul.
Captain/Treasurer: C. P. Dempster: Vice Captain/Secretary: I. M. Thomson. Fixtures Secretary: G. Boon.
Committee: J. S. Barnes, S. Heggie, G. Leslie, J. N. Richardson and P. Hill.
Auditor: A. S. Kirkwood.

Competitions
Outings to Auchterarder, Muirfield/Gullane and Weekend Tour of Dumfriesshire
Auchterarder: Ross Cup (handicap): D. S. Livingstone (4) 64: Scratch Medal: J. C. Liddel 68 bih from D. S. Livingstone.
Pink Ball Challenge in the afternoon was won by I. M. Thomson, D. R. Campbell, R. Lockhart and J. S. Barnes.
Muirfield: Twenty four members and guests attended: Linton Medal (handicap, Stableford): S. Gilmour (5) 35 points on bih from G. Leslie (8): Morrison Quaich (scratch) K. M. Yuille 77.
Gullane 3 for the Ronnie Middleton Memorial Trophy was retained by P. Hill (9) 35 points. Seven members attended.
September Tour of Dumfriesshire:
Nineteen members enjoyed a great tour.
Southerness: Centenary Trophy (handicap) and Tawse Medal (Scratch): J. C. Liddel.
Tantallon 1995 Cup for the best three day aggregate score: P. Williams.
Rounds were also played at Powfoot, Dumfries and County and Thornhill.
Coronation Aggregate (handicap) Trophy: C. P. Dempster.
Sivewright Memorial Aggregate (scratch) Trophy: J. C. Liddel.
Couche Trophy for the Hole and Hole: P. Williams
Club Championship: J. C. Liddel.
Kirkwood Trophy for the B Championship: J. N. Richardson.
Blamire/Kirkwood Trophy for the Summer Foursomes: A. D. J. Cobb and D. G. Stewart.
Centenary Tankard for the Winter Greensomes: G. C. A. Macdonald and R. Lockhart.
Captain's Prize shared by C. Paterson and G. Clark.

Matches
v Tantallon for the Silver Jubilee Trophy: won 4 - 2.
v Present Pupils for the Wallace Cup: won 3 - 0.
v Braids United for the Richardson Trophy. Match drawn: Braids United retain trophy.
v Caermount at Gullane: lost.
v Watsonians for the Darts Trophy: won (again) The Club is much too modest to highlight the fact that this is the fourth win in a row since the inception of the " match " in 2008!
v Border Heriot Club: won.
Played six: won four: drawn one: lost one.

Tournaments
Heriot’s FP won the Edinburgh Trophy at Duddingston retaining the cup.
Queen Elizabeth Trophy at Royal Burgess Golfing Society: lost in first round to Old Oundelians.
Grafton Morrish: The Captain's report states a first round exit but that we redeemed ourselves by finishing in third place in the Solihull Salver. 
Sivewright Trophy: reached the semi-final but lost to Cramond.
The Club entered two teams in the Dispatch Trophy on the Braids. The first team reached the third round where they again met and lost to Temple. The second team lost in the first round.
In the Lothians Team Tournament the team was fifth in the non course owning competition.
In the Belhaven Best Handicap Competition Finals, the team of D. S. Livingstone and J. C. Liddel finished a very creditable tenth.

Championships
S. McCulloch won the Kingsknowe Championship.

Notes
Willim Kerr was a Scottish Schoolboys internationalist.
Maurice McIlwrick, a Herioter, published his most interesting, well researched book "Golf in West Edinburgh."
Steven Smith reached the Final of the Lothians Championship losing to A. Dick of Kingsknowe at Broomieknowe.
The Annual Dinner was again a success with the caterers, McKenzies, excelling.
The annual Hickory Challenge over nine holes at the Old Course at Musselburgh was a good night and the Trophy was won by G. Boon (11) 37.
Social golf meetings were held at Royal Burgess and Bruntsfield Links Golfing Societies and around a dozen members attended on each occasion. These were most enjoyable and will be repeated.
The Club has one hundred and sixty-nine members and funds of £5,175.

Office Bearers: Honorary President: A. L. Stewart : Hon. Vice Presidents: J. G. Ewart, A. G. Hector, J. H. Hawley - Groat and G. W. Paul.
Captain and Treasurer: C. P. Dempster: Vice Captain and Secretary: I. M. Thomson: Fixtures Secretary: G. Boon.
Committee: J. S. Barnes, S. Heggie, P. Hill, G. Leslie and J. N. Richardson.
Auditor: A. S. Kirkwood.

Competitions
Outings to Goswick, Muirfield/Gullane 3 and Muckhart
Goswick: Thirty members attended. Ross Cup (handicap): P. Williams (12) 70: Scratch Medal: D. Imrie 74.
Afternoon Pink Ball Challenge was won by I. M. Thomson, A. Ballantyne and C. Campbell.
Muirfield: Forty members and guests attended. Linton Medal (handicap): R. Lockhart (15) 37 Stableford points with a bih over G. Leslie and S. Wallace: Morrison Quaich (scratch): G. Leslie 78.
Gullane 3: For the Ronnie Middleton Memorial Trophy: J. S. Barnes (7) 35 points.
Muckhart: Twenty members attended. Centenary Trophy (handicap): P. Williams. Tawse Medal (scratch) : J. C. Liddel 69.
Coronation Aggregate (handicap) Trophy: P. Williams
Sivewright Memorial Aggregate (scratch) Trophy: J. C. Liddel
Couche Trophy for the Hole and Hole: P. Williams
Club Championship: D. R. Campbell
Kirkwood Trophy for the B Championship: K. S. Milne
Blamire/Kirkwood Trophy for the Summer Foursomes: K. S. Milne & G. C. A. Macdonald
Centenary Tankard for the Winter Greensomes: R. Lockhart & I. Thomson
The Captain's Prize was awarded to the winning Sivewright Trophy team.

Matches
v Tantallon: won the Silver Jubilee Trophy 5 -1.
v Present Pupils for the Wallace Cup: Cancelled due to bad weather.
v Border Heriot Club: abandoned due to atrocious weather.
v Braids United: won the Richardson Trophy 3 -2 in the second leg on the Braids after tying the first leg at Gullane by two and a half each. 
v Watsonians: lost the Darts Trophy 3-2 : inquest to be held!
v Caermount: drew 2-2.

Tournaments
The Club won the Walker Cup for the top scoring non course owning club in the Lothians Team Tournament for the fourth time. It was played over Royal Musselburgh and Newbattle. The winning team was D. S. Livingstone, W. Kerr, J. C. Liddell and J. I. Archibald. This was the Club's fourth win since 1985 and earned Douglas Livingstone a hat trick of wins.
The Club also won the Sivewright Trophy defeating MCBA by 5 & 4 in the Final at Prestonfield. Congratulations to the team of P. Williams, G. Greenhill, G. Leslie and A. Slessor on the Club's second win in this tournament in memory of our late President, Bill Sivewright.
The Club entered two teams in the Dispatch Trophy, both going out in the second round.
The Club failed to retain the Edinburgh Trophy.
Queen Elizabeth Trophy at Royal Burgess Golfing Society: Another early exit, losing 2 -1 to the eventual winners Glasgow Accies in the first round. The Heriot's team was D. C. M. Marshall, S. McCulloch, J. C. Liddel, S. Johnston, J. I. Archibald and W. Kerr.
The Club's team in the 50th Grafton Morrish Tournament at Brancaster and Hunstanton led the Scottish qualifiers, losing by 2 - 1 to the eventual winners, Uppingham, in the semi-final. The Heriot's team was D. R. Campbell, C. G. Rae, J. C. Liddel, S. Johnston, J. I. Archibald and W. Kerr.



2012 Sivewright Trophy Winners at Prestonfield:
P. Williams, G. Greenhill, G. Leslie and A. Slessor.

Championships
N. C. Donaldson won the Lochend Championship for the sixth time.
S. McCulloch retained the Kingsknowe Championship.
A. MacDonald won the Ravelston Championship in their Centenary year.

Notes
The death was noted with regret of David Dakers, Club Captain in 1977/78 who died in May 2012. 
Lindsay Stewart, Club President since 2010 and Honorary President of the Lothians Golf Association and former President of the Scottish Golf Union, died suddenly in September aged eightysix. Lindsay brought much distinction to the Club in his administrative positions in Scottish, British and European golf. He was also a most generous benefactor to George Heriot's School and its sporting activities. 
He left a considerable financial legacy to the Club. He did "distribute cheerfullie
The Annual Dinner at Goldenacre was attended by a smaller number than usual but was again a success with Emil Patcholek an entertaining guest speaker. Unfortunately, the Dinner clashed with a number of other events.
Two informal golf outings were held at Royal Burgess. The first was attended by 16 members and the second by 12 members and on both occasions everyone enjoyed the golf, food and hospitality.
The Annual Hickory Challenge over nine holes at Musselburgh Old Links was won by I. M. Thomson (9) 35.
It is encouraging to note that 31 members played in the Hole and Hole, 62 in the foursomes and 24 in the Winter Greensomes. -
Vice Captain and Secretary Ian Thomson had a hole in one at the 5th hole at Dunbar whilst playing in a Heriot's Winter Greensomes tie.
The Club currently has one hundred and seventy members and funds of £4,409.

Office Bearers: Honorary President: J. G. Ewart : Hon. Vice Presidents: A. G. Hector, J. H. Hawley-Groat, R. Kilgour and G. W. Paul.
Captain: I. M. Thomson: Vice Captain: D. R. Campbell: Secretary and Treasurer: C. P. Dempster: Fixtures Secretary: G. Boon.
Committee: J. S. Barnes, S. Heggie, P. Hill, G. Leslie and J. N. Richardson.

Competitions
Outings to: Leven, Muirfield / Gullane 3 and Lanark.
Leven: Twenty eight members played over a windswept Leven Links. Ross Cup (handicap) : K. S. Milne (12) 74: Scratch Medal: D. R. Campbell 81 on bih from R. W. Bradly. The afternoon pink ball challenge was won by the team of S. Heggie, C. Campbell and G. Boon.
Muirfield: this outing attracted a full turnout of forty members and guests. There was even a disappointed waiting list of eight members. The course was set up for the forthcoming British Open and was quite a challenge. The Captain, I. M. Thomson, off a handicap of nine, won the Linton Medal (handicap) with 33 Stableford points and the Morrison Quaich (scratch) with a gross 83.
Gullane 3: twelve members attended. Middleton Trophy: F. Gillone 39 points.
Fifty three members and guests enjoyed supper afterwards in the Gullane Clubhouse.
Lanark: Seventeen members played on a dull, overcast and windy day at Lanark. Centenary Trophy (handicap) and Tawse Medal (scratch) was won by D. Imrie with a 71 (2) net 69. The afternoon pink ball team game was won by I. L. Crichton, G. Clarke, P. Hill and D. Imrie.
Coronation Aggregate (handicap) Trophy: R. Bradford
Sivewright Memorial (scratch) Trophy: D. R. Campbell
Couche Trophy for the Hole & Hole: D. S. Livingstone
Club Championship: D. R. Campbell
Kirkwood Trophy for the B Championship: I. L. Crichton
Blamire / Kirkwood Trophy for the Summer Foursomes: A. S. & D. W. Kirkwood
Centenary Tankards for the Winter Foursomes: G. McLeod and D. Imrie
The Captain's Prize was awarded to F. T. Scott

Matches
v Braids United at Gullane: lost first match 1-4.
v Tantallon at North Berwick: lost the Silver Jubilee Trophy 2-4.
v Present Pupils: for the Wallace Cup: won 2-1.
v Braids United at the Braids: lost the return match 1 – 4. Braids United retained the Richardson Trophy.
v Watsonians for the Darts Trophy: lost 2-3.
v Border Heriot Club at the Hirsel; won 2-1.
v Caermount at Gullane: 2-2 draw. 
Edinburgh Trophy: third.

Tournaments
The Sivewright Trophy team made a strong defence losing in the quarter-finals to the eventual winners Buckstone at the third extra hole.
Two teams were again entered into the Dispatch Trophy tournament at the Braids. Unfortunately both lost in the first round.
The Queen Elizabeth Trophy team lost in the second round at the Royal Burgess to the holders Glasgow Accies.
The Grafton Morrish team failed to qualify for the finals in Norfolk for only the second time in many years.
The Lothian Team Tournament team finished in mid table and was 4th of the Non Course Owning (NCO) teams competing.

Championships
Steven Smith won the Dalmahoy Championship.

Notes
At the AGM the recent death was announced, with regret, of Mike Hutton the Club Captain in the Centenary year.
The annual Hickory Challenge was again held on Musselburgh Old Course. Nine members and their guests played in the competition which was won by the Captain, I. M. Thomson with sixteen Stableford points. The evening was enlivened by the participation of the Club President, J. G. Ewart playing the round very successfully with only one club, a hybrid five wood / sand wedge / putter.
Bob Kilgour is to be congratulated on being appointed Honorary President of the Lothians Golf Association.
The Annual Dinner at Goldenacre was well attended with a total of one hundred and eighteen members and guests. P. C. Brown made an excellent after dinner speech and McKenzies, the caterers, excelled.
Two informal outings were held at the Royal Burgess Golfing Society with a total of twenty four members attending.
The Club acquired new software which should assist the updating of the Club’s website.
I. L. Crichton is to be congratulated in his remarkable achievement of playing all 607 golf courses in Scotland.
The Club currently has one hundred and seventy five members and funds of £5,152 plus £25,000 in the Legacy Fund.

Office Bearers:
Honorary President: J. G. Ewart: Honorary Vice Presidents: J. H. H. Hawley – Groat, R. Kilgour and G. W. Paul.
Captain: I. M. Thomson: Vice Captain: D. R. Campbell: Secretary and Treasurer: C. P. Dempster:  Fixtures Secretary: G. Boon.
Committee: J. S. Barnes, R. Bradford, J. N. Richardson and I. Smith.
Auditor: A. S. Kirkwood.
Competitions:
Outings to  Panmure, Muirfield, Gullane 3 and Weekend Tour to Speyside.

Panmure: A most enjoyable outing attended by twenty seven members. The Ross Cup (handicap) was retained by K. S. Milne (12) with a net 67. The Scratch Medal was won by D. R. Campbell with a fine 74. The afternoon pink ball game

was won by I. M. Thomson, R. Lockhart, K. Murphy and S. Cobb.
Muirfield: Eighteen members and eighteen guests attended on a balmy evening in July. C. Wilson (11) won the Linton Medal (handicap) with 31 Stableford points. D. R. Campbell won the Morrison Quaich with a scratch 82. A special mention goes to I. R. Christie for his hole in one at the tricky 13th hole… from the Open Championship tee.
Gullane 3: Middleton Trophy:  G. Clarke with 38 Stableford points.
Autumn Tour to Speyside: Played over Boat of Garten, Grantown on Spey and Kingussie. Twenty four members attended.
Boat of Garten: Tawse Medal (scratch) and Centenary Trophy (handicap): D. R. Campbell (3) 68.
Tantallon 1995 Cup for the best three day Aggregate score: D. R. Campbell with 111 Stableford points.
Coronation Aggregate (handicap) Trophy: D. R. Campbell.

Sivewright Memorial Aggregate (scratch) Trophy: D. R.  Campbell.
Couche Trophy for the Hole and Hole: P. Hill.
Club Championship: R. W. Bradly.
Kirkwood Trophy for the B Championship: Retained by I. L. Crichton
Blamire / Kirkwood Trophy for the Summer Foursomes: S. Dickson and M. Clark.
Centenary Trophy for the Winter Foursomes: G. McLeod and M. Dodgson.
Captain’s Prize: Heriot’s Quad Dispatch Trophy team of I. R. Christie, D. R. Campbell, R. Smith, S. Gilmour and I. Smith.
Matches:
v Tantallon for the Silver Jubilee Trophy: won 4-2.
v Braids United at the Braids: won 3 -2: at  Gullane, again won 3-2, thus winning back the Richardson Trophy 6 -4.v The School: match not played as the schoolboys were unable to raise a team due to exam leave. Wallace Trophy retained by the FPs.
v Watsonians for the Darts Trophy: our Auld Enemy pulled out of the match on the Braids being unable to raise a team!
Edinburgh Trophy: Third.
v Border Heriot Club:  won 2 – 1.
v Caermont: won by 2.5 to 1 .5.
Tournaments:
In the Dispatch Trophy the Club’s two teams had varying fortunes. The A team lost in the first round to Stewarts Melville at the 23rd hole whilst the second string Heriot’s Quad team did very well in reaching the Final where they lost narrowly to Silverknowes by 5 &4. Congratulations to our team of I. R. Christie, D. R. Campbell, R. Smith, S. Gilmour and I. Smith.
The Queen Elizabeth Trophy team lost to Dollar Academy in the first round.The team of D. R. Campbell, R. W. Bradly, I. Smith and R. Smith won the Walker Trophy for the lowest aggregate score for non course owning clubs in the Lothians Team Tournament held over Bathgate and Greenburn.
In the Grafton Morrish Tournament, the team led the Scottish Qualifiers but lost to Kings Canterbury in the first round of the tournament proper. The Heriot’s team of D. R. Campbell, I. R. Christie, F. Christie, W. Kerr, J. I. Archibald and J. C. Liddell then went on to win both the Committee Bowl and Solihull Salver.
The Sivewright Trophy team lost in the second round.

Notes:
The death is reported with regret of G. A. Scott, Captain in 1985-86 and Club Champion in 1963 and 1964.
Ron “ the Legend” Bradly, is to be congratulated in winning the Club Championship for an incredible twelfth time over a period of thirty three yearsThe Walker Trophy success was the Club’s fourth victory in this tournament in the last seven years, making five victories in all.
I. L. Crichton kept the Club’s name to the fore in reaching the semi - finals of the Lothians Handicap Matchplay (Champion of Champions) Tournament. The semi - finals were held at Archerfield.
The tenth Summer Hickory Challenge was held at Musselburgh Old Links and was attended by eight members and guests. The winner was H.M. Gilmour with fifteen stableford points for the nine holes.
A special presentation was made after the Muirfield outing by Honorary President Graham Ewart of the 2013 Captain’s Prize to F.T. Scott in recognition of his pulling together the History of the Club which can now be accessed on the Club’s website.

Two successful social outings were held the Royal Burgess with sixteen members attending the first and twelve members attending the second. These social outings are most popular and are quickly becoming highlights in the calendar.


The Annual Dinner was a great success at Goldenacre where one hundred and four members and guests enjoyed a first class meal provided by McKenzie’s and a most humorous speech from John McKelvey. Reference was made by the Captain that D. R. Campbell had collected seven individual trophies this year and this feat was suitably acknowledged by those present.

The Public Schools Old Boys Association has produced a book “The First Fifty Years” to celebrate its Golden Jubilee and, in particular, to record the competitions for the Grafton Morrish Trophy, the Solihull Salver and the Committee Bowl. The book is crammed full of interesting facts and statistics together with photographs of all the successful Grafton Morrish teams. Heriot’s did not enter the tournament until 1984 and since then has by far the best record having won the Grafton Morrish five times and appearing in nine finals. Only Charterhouse, who have been playing in the tournament since 1965, have had more wins with eight, having won seven times before Heriot’s entered the fray! Heriot’s top the percentages having won 80% of all their matches. On the individual front, some 3,673 different players have participated over the years. Ron “the legend” Bradly heads the list of highest points scored with David Campbell in second place. Bert Nicholson and John Archibald also appear in the top ten which is an amazing record.


The Club membership has increased to 178. The funds stand at £4,391 plus £25,061 in the Legacy Fund.

Office Bearers:

Honorary President:  J. G. Ewart : Honorary Vice Presidents: J.H. H. Hawley -Groat, R. Kilgour and G. W. Paul.

Captain: D. R. Campbell: Vice Captain: I. R. Christie: Hon. Secretary and Treasurer: C. P. Dempster: Hon. Fixtures Secretary: G. Boon.

Committee: S. Barnes, G. C. H. Clarke, J. N. Richardson, I. Smith and I. Thomson.

Honorary Auditor: A. S. Kirkwood.

Competitions:

Outings to: Elie, Muirfield, Gullane 3 and Weekend Tour to Yorkshire.   

Elie:   A popular venue attracting twenty three members.  The Ross Cup (handicap) was won for the third year running by K.S. Milne, with a net 69. The Scratch Medal was won by G. McLeod with a 73.

Muirfield : Twenty three members and guests attended.  S. McIntosh won the Linton Medal (handicap) with 32 Stableford points.   Innes Christie won the Morrison Quaich (scratch) with an 80.        

Gullane 3 :   Five members  played for the Middleton Trophy.  John Richardson  winning with 31 Stableford points. .

Autumn Tour to Yorkshire: Played over Fulford, Ganton and York Golf Clubs:                                      twenty four members attended.      

Ganton: Centenary Trophy (handicap): M. Petrie with a net 76.  The Tawse  Medal (Scratch) was won by D. R. Campbell with an 80.

Tantallon 1995 Cup for the best three day Aggregate score: P. Williams.

Coronation Aggregate (handicap) Trophy: M. Petrie.

Sivewright Memorial Aggregate (scratch) Trophy: D. R. Campbell.

Couche Trophy for the Hole and Hole: D. R. Campbell.

Club Championship:  retained by R.W. Bradly.

Kirkwood Trophy for the B Championship: retained by I. L. Crichton.

Blamire / Kirkwood Trophy for the Summer Foursomes: S. Dickson and M. Clark.

Centenary Tankard for the Winter Foursomes: C. Wilson and G. Hood.

Captain’s Prize: G. Boon.

Matches:

v Tantallon for the Silver Jubilee Trophy: lost 4 -2.

v Braids United at the Braids for the Richardson Trophy: won 5.5 to 4.5.

v The School for the Wallace Trophy: lost 2 -1.

v Watsonians for the Darts Trophy: lost 3 -2.

Edinburgh Trophy: Third.

v Caermount: Heriot’s retained with a two all draw.

Under 35 Edinburgh Trophy: played at Mortonhall: won.

Tournaments:

The Dispatch Trophy was most disappointing after last year’s appearance in the Final. The first team exited in the first round and the Quadrangle team went out in the second round.

The team in the Queen Elizabeth Trophy did much better, reaching the semi final, losing to Glasgow Accies.

The team made a stout defence of the Walker Trophy in the Lothians Team Tournament and finished fourth of the non course owning clubs.

The Club now organise the Grafton Morrish Scottish Qualifier at Royal Burgess which we appropriately won! The team then had a great run to the semi finals at Norfolk, losing narrowly to the eventual winners, Charterhouse.

Unfortunately, the Sivewright Trophy team lost in the first round to Registers G. C.

Championship:

Rory Smith won the Dalmahoy Championship.

John Archibald won the Gifford Championship.

Notes:

The Club enjoyed a memorable 125th year with the highlights being two ambitious undertakings… a charity golf day and an Autumn Tour involving a 24 aside match against York Golf Club, who were also celebrating 125 years. The Captain presented a specially engraved silver plaque to the Captain of York Golf Club to mark the occasion.

The Club ran a most successful Charity Golf Day at Duddingston in September to mark our 125th anniversary. A modified Stableford scoring system was adopted with a shotgun start. Eighteen teams of four took part including a team from the School. The event was supported by kindred clubs and by many members and finished with a meal and a raffle run by Kenny Milne. The day was a great success and a total of £3,408 was raised and split between The Children’s Hospice Association of Scotland and The Children’s Liver Disease Foundation.

These two ambitious events were most successful and enhanced the reputation of the Club.

Ron Bradly is to be congratulated on winning the Club Championship for the thirteenth time and congratulations also, to Ian Crichton on winning the B Championship for the third year in succession.

Two most successful social outings were again held at the Royal Burgess.

The School Principal, Cameron Wyllie accepted an invitation to become an Honorary Vice- President of the Club.

Peter Dawson retired as the R & A’s Chief Executive after sixteen years at the helm.

The Annual Dinner at Goldenacre was again a great success with 112 members and guests attending. The main guest speaker was George McNeill who confirmed why he is one of the best after dinner speakers in the East of Scotland.

The Club membership stands at a healthy 182 with funds of £4,144 in addition to over £23,000 of the legacy left by the late Lindsay Stewart.

This would appear to be a most appropriate time to quote verbatim from the George Heriot’s School Roll of Honour 1914 -1919.

                                            Heriot Golf Club

“This Club contributed a very large proportion of its membership to the fighting forces of the Crown.

In all, seventy - two past and present members of the Club joined up and many held Commissions. Nine died on active service – Lt. R. G. Bannerman, 2nd Lt. William Brown, 2nd Lt. Ewen J. Campbell, Trooper H. H. Duncan, Private George Dunlop, Cpl. John Ford, Private Walter L. Scott, 2nd Lt. Alexander M. Smith and Private George S. Smith.

Some of these we know to have been very fine exponents of the game. R. G. Bannerman was certainly an outstanding golfer and, had he lived, would have been, we believe, in the first rank of amateur players.”

The above was written in 1921 and is now on the School’s website.

Surely these are the real heroes of the Club.

Office Bearers:

 

Honorary President: J. G. Ewart: Honorary Vice Presidents: J. H. H. Hawley – Groat, R. Kilgour, G. W. Paul and C. Wyllie.

 

Captain: D. R. Campbell: Vice Captain: I. R. Christie: Honorary Secretary and Treasurer: C. P. Dempster: Hon. Fixtures Secretary: G. Boon.

 

Committee: G. C. H. Clarke, G. Hunt, E. McIntyre, I. Smith and C. Wilson.

 

Honorary Auditor: A. S. Kirkwood.

 

Competitions:

 

Outings to: Goswick, Muirfield, Gullane 3 and Strathaven.

 

Goswick: The Spring outing returned to Goswick after four years and thirty two members attended. The Ross Cup (handicap) was won by Robert Simpson (8), with a net 72. The Scratch Medal was won by Doug Imrie with a 71.

 

Muirfield: Thirty eight members and guests attended. John McKinney (12) won the Linton Medal with a Stableford score of 35 points. The Morrison Quaich (scratch) was won by Rory Smith with a splendid 73.

 

Gullane 3: Eight members attended and the Ronnie Middleton Trophy was won by Grahame Clarke (15) with 39 Stableford points.

 

Strathaven: This was a new venue for the Club with nine members participating. Innes Christie won the Centenary Trophy (handicap) with an 82 less 4 and the Tawse Medal (scratch) with an 82.

 

The Coronation Aggregate (handicap) Trophy was won by the Captain, David Campbell who also won the Sivewright Memorial Aggregate (scratch) Trophy.

 

The Couche Trophy for the Hole and Hole was won by Stewart Pilkington.

 

The Club Championship was won by Douglas Livingstone.

 

The Kirkwood Trophy for the B Championship was won by Scott McIntosh.

 

The Blamire / Kirkwood Trophy for the Summer Foursomes was won by David Campbell and Chris Paterson.

 

The Centenary Tankard for the Winter Foursomes was won by Ian Thomson/Peter Hill and Craig Smith.

 

The Captain’s Prize was awarded to the Queen Elizabeth Trophy team who were the Runners up in the Tournament.

 

Matches:

 

v Tantallon for the Silver Jubilee Trophy : lost 4-2.

v Braids United at Gullane for the Richardson Trophy : draw 2.5 each: Trophy retained.

v The School for the Wallace Trophy : lost 2-1.

v Watsonians for the Darts Trophy : won 4-0.

v Caermount: won 3.5 - 0.5.

Edinburgh Trophy: 4th: sounds better than last!

Under 35s Edinburgh Trophy: A. L. Stewart Trophy: Mortonhall: 3rd.

Grand Match at Bruntsfield Links : 2nd. 

 

 

Tournaments :   

 

The Club entered two teams in the Dispatch Trophy. The Quadrangle team reached the third round and the first team did well in reaching the semi finals.

 

The team of Willem Kerr, Rory Smith and Scott Dickson won the Walker Cup being Heriot’s sixth victory in this event.

 

The team reached the final of the Queen Elizabeth Trophy at Royal Burgess losing to Stewarts Melville. The Heriot’s team was Willem Kerr & Fraser Christie, John Archibald & Rory Smith, Scott Dickson & David Rudd.

 

The Club again won the Scottish Qualifier of the Grafton Morrish but were beaten in the second round of the Finals at Old Hunstanton. The team then took second place in the Solihull Salver competition.

 

The Sivewright Trophy team went out in the third round.

 

Championship:

 

Rory Smith retained the Dalmahoy Championship.

 

 

Notes:

 

The Club had another successful season both in Club competitions and in external tournaments.

Under 35s teams from Heriot’s, Edinburgh Accies,Watsonians and Stewarts Melville played in the second A. L. Stewart Trophy competition over Mortonhall. The new trophy was provided by the Club, funded from Lindsay Stewart’s legacy, and presented after the competition…unfortunately not to Heriots!

 

It is most encouraging to see an increase in younger members attending Club outings.

 

Peter Dawson has taken on two very different but exciting new posts. One is as

advisor to the Dubai Government, to help encourage  the growth of the game in the Emirate. The other is as President of the International Golf Federation, the organisation responsible for Golf being part of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro for the first time since the 1904 Olympics in St. Louis.

 

The Annual Dinner at Goldenacre was once again a great success with a most entertaining and humorous speech by the main guest speaker, John Robertson of football fame. One hundred and five members and guests attended.

 

The Club membership has risen to 187 and its reserves show a healthy balance of £3,687 in addition to over £23,500 in the legacy left by the late Lindsay Stewart.

 

 

Office Bearers:

 Honorary President: J. G. Ewart: Honorary Vice Presidents: J. H. H. Hawley  Groat, R. Kilgour, G. W. Paul and C. Wyllie.

Captain: I. R. Christie: Vice Captain: J. I. Archibald: Honorary Secretary  & Treasurer: C. P.Dempster: Hon. Fixtures Secretary: G. Boon.

Committee: D. R. Campbell, G. C. H. Clarke, G. Hunt, E. McIntyre, I. Smith.

Honorary Auditor: A. S. Kirkwood.

 

Outings:  Leven Links, Muirfield,  Gullane 3, Autumn  Weekend Tour of Mull of Kintyre.

Leven Links: Thirty five members attended and played in the Spring competition in very windy conditions. Dave Campbell (3) won the Ross Cup (handicap) with 32 Stableford points.  Rory Smith won the Scratch Medal with a score of 76.

Muirfield: Thirty nine members and guests played in the Summer outing. Fraser Christie won both the trophies.  Playing off three, he won the Linton Medal (handicap) with a Stableford score of 38 points. Fraser’s impressive scratch score of 72 also won the Morrison Quaich.

Gullane 3: On the same day, eleven members played for the Ronnie Middleton Trophy which was won by Scott McIntosh (16) with 40 Stableford points.

Autumn Tour to Mull of Kintyre: Sixteen members played Dunaverty, Macrihanish and Macrihanish Dunes. Innes Christie (4) retained the  Centenary Trophy (handicap) at Macrihanish with  thirty four Stableford points in Arctic conditions of driving rain and wind. Dave Campbell won the Tawse Medal (scratch) with 31 points. Innes Christie also won the Tantallon 1995 Cup for the best aggregate score.

The Coronation Aggregate (handicap) Cup and the Sivewright Memorial Aggregate (scratch) Trophy were retained by Dave Campbell.

The Couche Trophy for the Hole and Hole was won by Frank Gillone.

Rory Smith won the Club Championship.

The Kirkwood Trophy for the B Championship was won by Scott McIntosh.

The Blamire/ Kirkwood Trophy for the Summer Foursomes was won by Andrew Cobb and Douglas Stewart.

The Centenary Tankard for the Winter Foursomes was won by Dave Campbell and Andrew Dodgson.

The Captain’s Prize was awarded to the winning Dispatch Trophy team of John Archibald, Rory Smith, Dave Campbell and Willem Kerr.

Matches:

 The Club did not fare well in matches this year but more than made up for that in their performance in tournaments.

v Tantallon for the  Silver Jubilee Trophy: draw 3 each.

v Braids United for the Richardson Trophy: lost 6.5 -2.5.

v The School for the Wallace Trophy: lost 2-1.

v Watsonians for the Darts Trophy: DNP.

v Caermount: draw 2 each.

v Stewarts Melville for the Windscreen Trophy: lost 6-2.

Edinburgh Trophy: 3rd.

Under 35s Edinburgh Trophy for the A. L. Stewart Trophy: 4th (last!).

Tournaments:

This year was one of the Club’s most successful years in external tournaments.

The Dispatch Trophy team won for only the third time, the previous wins being in 1948  and 1979. Congratulations again to the winning team of John Archibald, Rory Smith, Dave Campbell and Willem Kerr who defeated a very strong Silverknowes team at the 19th in a most exciting Final.

The Club’s team of Dave Campbell, Rory Smith and Scott Dickson retained the Walker Trophy in the Lothian Team Tournament for the seventh time.

In the Grafton Morrish Tournament in Norfolk the team of John Archibald and Rory Smith, John Liddel and Willem Kerr and Dave Campbell and Colin Rae made it all the way to the Final before falling to a very strong Epsom team.

 

Grafton Morrish Team 2017

John Liddel, Colin Rae, Willem Kerr

Rory Smith, John Archibald & Dave Campbell

The Queen Elizabeth Trophy team at Royal Burgess reached the Final for the second year running only to be beaten again by our bogey team, Stewart’s Melville. Our team was David Rudd and Scott Dickson, Dave Campbell and John Liddel and Willem Kerr and John Archibald. Steve McCulloch played in place of David Rudd in the first round.

 

Dispatch Trophy Winners 2017

J Archibald, R Smith, D Campbell & W Kerr

Queen Elizabeth Trophy Finalists 2017

D. Rudd, D. Campbell, S. Dickson,  J. Archibald, W Kerr & J Liddel

Finally, the Club entered two teams in the Sivewright Trophy and both were eliminated in the second round.

Notes:

This was another most enjoyable and successful season.

Special mention must be made of John Archibald’s third Dispatch Trophy win having been in the winning Westermont (Merchants of Edinburgh) team in 1989 and 2002.

The Dinner was attended by ninety seven members and guests who enjoyed an excellent meal, again provided by McKenzies. Dean Park was the main guest speaker and he was ably supported by Martin Dempster, the golf writer for the Edinburgh Evening News and Scotsman, who was most impressed by the manner of the Club’s victory in The Dispatch Trophy this year. It was very fitting that the 1979 winning Dispatch Trophy team were all present at the Dinner as invited guests of the Club.

Membership has increased to 190 with reserves of over £3,000 plus £23,295 in the Lindsay Stewart Legacy Fund.

Office Bearers:

Honorary President : W.G. Ewart.

Honorary Vice Presidents: L. Franklin, J. H. H. Hawley – Groat, R. Kilgour & G.W. Paul.

Captain: I. R. Christie: Vice Captain: J. I. Archibald:

Honorary Secretary  & Treasurer: C. P. Dempster.

Honorary Fixtures Secretary : G. Boon.

Committee: D. R. Campbell, G. C. H. Clarke, S. Dickson, G. Hunt, E. McIntyre and I. Smith

Independent Auditor: A. S. Kirkwood.

 

Outings: Panmure, Muirfield, Gifford and Muckhart.

Panmure: The Spring outing returned to Panmure with 40 members attending. Steven Sinclair (3), a School leaver, won the Scratch Medal with a 72 assisted by a Hole in one. Stewart Barnes (7) won the Ross Cup with a Stableford score of 38 points.

Muirfield: Thirty three played. David Rudd (1) won the  Morrison Quaich with a scratch score of 76. The Linton Medal for the best handicap  score was won by Kenny Milne (10) with a Stableford score of 34.

Gifford: The Middleton Trophy was played over Gifford as Gullane was unavailable due to the hosting of the Scottish Open. Only three members attended, the winner being Grahame Clarke (16) with 38 Stableford points.

Both competitions were followed by a most enjoyable buffet meal in the Old Clubhouse in Gullane.

The Sivewright  Memorial Aggregate (scratch) Trophy was won by  Steven Sinclair and the  Coronation Aggregate ( handicap) Trophy was won by  Stewart Barnes (7).

The Club Championship was won by  David Campbell.

The Kirkwood Trophy for the B Championship was retained by  Scott McIntosh.

The Couche Trophy for the Hole and Hole was won by Steven Sinclair (3).

The Blamire / Kirkwood Trophy for  the Summer Foursomes was won by Gordon McLeod and David Goodwin.

The Centenary Tankard for the Winter Foursomes was won by  Innes Christie and Fraser Smith.

The Captain’s Prize was awarded to Rory Smith.

Matches:

v Tantallon for the Silver Jubilee Trophy: lost 4-2.

v Braids United for the Richardson Trophy: draw 5 all.

v The School for the Wallace trophy: draw one and a half all,

v Watsonians for the Darts Trophy; DNP (again). Trophy retained.

v Caermont: won 3-1.

v Stewarts Melville for the Windscreen Trophy: lost 5.5 -2.5.

Edinburgh Trophy: 2nd.

Under 35s Edinburgh Trophy for the A. L. Stewart Trophy: DNP.

 

Tournaments:

Teams representing the Club again enjoyed some notable successes in 2018,

In the Grafton Morrish Tournament at Old Hunstanton and Royal West Norfolk the team of John Archibald, Rory Smith, Fraser Christie, Steven Sinclair, David Campbell and David Rudd went one better than last year in winning the main event defeating Millfield 2.5 -0.5 in the Final. This was the Club’s sixth success in this prestigious tournament.

The team of Scott Dickson, David Rudd and Rory Smith retained the Walker Trophy in the Lothian Team Tournament winning for the eighth time.

Unfortunately we were unable to retain the Dispatch Trophy with both teams exiting the Tournament in the second round. The Sivewright Trophy teams went out in the third round.

 

Notes:

The Club goes from strength to strength with membership at a healthy level of 188 including a welcome intake of younger members.

Once again, the members representing the Club in external team tournaments excelled, winning the Grafton Morrish Tournament for the sixth time and the Walker Trophy in the Lothians Team Tournament for the eighth time.

Congratulations to Rory Smith on winning the Champion of Champions at Broomieknowe and the South East District Championship at Duddingston and to David Rudd on winning the Longniddry Open.  Club Champions in 2018 include John Archibald at Gifford

A short tour was held in Yorkshire with rounds at Harrogate Golf Club and a match against York Golf Club which was lost 4.5 to 0.5.

The Club has now developed an upgraded website which is now fully functional and will formally be launched in Spring 2019.   

The Annual Dinner was attended by 85 members and guests and was again a great success. Jim Robertson provided an enjoyable after dinner speech and Mackenzies again produced an excellent meal.

The Club has again maintained its reserves around £3,000 plus the significant legacy left by the late Lindsay Stewart.

The

2018

Grafton Morrish

Winning Team

Rory Smith    Steven Sinclair     David Campbell

David Rudd     John Archibald     Fraser Christie

rory Smith wins 2918 Champion of Champions

Rory Smith wins 2018 Chamiopn of Champions

with Club Captain and Caddy

The team that made the trip to York for our match in 2018

Office Bearers:

Honorary President: W. G. Ewart: Honorary Vice Presidents: L. Franklin, J. H. H. Hawley - Groat, R. Kilgour & G. W. Paul.

Captain: J. I. Archibald: Vice Captain: E. McIntyre: Honorary Secretary & Treasurer:  C. P.Dempster.

Honorary Fixtures Secretary: G. Boon.

Committee: D. R. Campbell, G. C. H. Clarke, S. Dickson, G. Hunt & I. Smith.

Independent Auditor: A. S. Kirkwood.

 

Outings: Lundin Links, Muirfield, Gullane 3 and Strathmore.

Lundin Links: Thirty one members attended. Keith Yuille (4) won the Scratch Medal with a fine round of 72. The Ross Cup was won by John Richardson (16) with 39 Stableford points.

Muirfield: Twentysix played. Muirfield as usual was a stiff challenge with Graeme Hunt (5) winning the Morrison Quaich with a scratch 79 and the Linton Medal ( handicap) with a Stableford score of 34 points.  

Gullane 3: There was a good turnout of eleven members with the Middleton Trophy being won by Archie Ballantyne (21) with 39 Stableford points. 

Participants in both competitions enjoyed a most enjoyable meal afterwards in the Old Clubhouse in Gullane.

Strathmore: Fourteen members attended. The Tawse Medal for the best scratch score was won by David Campbell (2) with a scratch score of 73 while the Centenary Trophy for the best handicap score was won by Ian Thomson (8) with a net 70.

The Sivewright Memorial Aggregate (scratch) Trophy was won by Keith Yuille and the Coronation Aggregate (handicap) Trophy was won by Ian Thomson (8).

The Club Championship was won by Steven Sinclair.

The Kirkwood Trophy for the B Championship was won by John Richardson.

The Couche Trophy for the Hole and Hole was won by Ian Thomson (8).

The Blamire/Kirkwood Trophy for the Summer Foursomes was won by Kenny Milne and Gregor MacDonald.

Grahame Clarke and Joe Clark won the Centenary Tankard for the Winter Foursomes.

The Captain’s Prize was awarded to Colin Dempster.

 

Matches: The Club did not do so well this year.

v Tantallon for the Silver Jubilee Trophy: lost 3-2.

v Braids United for the Richardson Trophy: lost 7-3.

v The School for the Wallace Trophy: another one and a half all draw.

v Watsonians for the Darts Trophy: won 3-2.

v Caermont: lost 3-1.

v Stewarts Melville for the Windscreen Trophy: lost 4-1.

v York Golf Club: won 4-1.

v Edinburgh Trophy: 4th (last!).

v Under 35s Edinburgh Trophy for the A. L. Stewart Trophy: 2nd.

 

Tournaments: After two most successful seasons, it is perhaps not surprising that the Club did not manage to win any major tournaments. The teams were unfortunate to play and lose to the eventual winners in both the Queen Elizabeth and the Grafton Morrish Trophies.

In the Lothians Team Tournament at the Glen we did not manage to successfully retain the Walker Trophy and finished 4th.

Both our Dispatch Trophy teams made early exits on the Braids.

In the Sivewright Trophy, one of our teams lost in the Quarter Finals.

The Queen Elizabeth Trophy team lost in the second round to Merchistonians who went on to win the tournament. Similarly we lost to the eventual winners, Birkenhead, in the third round of the Grafton Morrish.

 

Notes:

Membership remains healthy with 190 members.

As previously mentioned, the Club did not do so well in matches and external team tournaments and it is hoped that we shall soon return to our recent trophy winning form.

On the individual front, David Rudd had another successful season, a highlight being his round of 60 at Crail during the Scottish Amateur Championship thus creating a new course record.

The Club’s new website was formally launched in 2019 and is proving to be a BOON to our Secretary and the Honorary Fixtures Secretary.

The Annual Dinner was the usual success and was attended by 96 members and guests. The guest speaker, Willie Young, was most entertaining and Mackenzies again supplied an excellent meal.

The Club is in a strong financial position with general reserves of almost £4,000 in addition to the significant legacy left by the late Lindsay Stewart.

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