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Richard Brown won the second round of the Findlay Cup today with a score of 61 which, along with his first round 62 gives him a six-shot lead at the top of the leaderboard.
Paul Smith was the better-inward-half of the three players with 62 and is in second place overall with John Conway third and Kevin Fraser fourth.
Overall there are currently five players sitting third on 132 after two rounds.

Some good scoring today for the Joyce Anderson trophy.  Coleen Derighetti edged it with a 65, closely followed by Kelly Mcshannon’s 66 and Christine Dugan was third with a very creditable 67.
The win means Coleen moves into the top five in the league (20 points) with Fiona Findlay and Diane Moncrieff leading the way on 23 then Kelly McShannon and Mandy McBain closely behind on 21 points.

On the day we would have had the Lochend Ladies Open, it was decided to have a competition to still play for the Best Lochend Lady Trophy.
And it was Fiona Findlay who narrowly topped the scoring with a 1-under 69, on the better-inward-half from Sue Sayer, with Trish Lang taking third spot with 70.  Many thanks to the ladies for the donations and prizes which made it feel almost as special as the Open.

The Gents Quaich (scratch trophy) was won by 3-times Lochend Champion, Alan Thompson with 70 followed one-stroke behind by, current Lochend Champion, Jason Harkins.
Mathew Craigie had the best of the three players on 74.  Having the better-inward-half over Robert Binnie and Scott Cross.
Phil Mclennan won the Handicap competition and would have had the b-i-h from Alan Thompson. Bren Ford had the best last three countback over Stuart McCallum to take the 2nd spot.

Kevin Mackie Jnr and Alan Thompson both achieved rounds of 60 in a hard fought June Medal today. Kevin eventually won the medal (and the A Section) on the better-inward-half. Derek Ramsay was the better of 4 players who scored 64 to take third place (and the B Section).
Ian Hume’s 65 won the C Section.
Today was also the second championship qualifying round and currently its 3-time Champion Alan Thompson who leads the way (143 after 2 rounds) with Mathew Craigie one stroke behind and Duncan Ireland on 146.

Its been a good weekend for Jaci Moriarty, winning the Comiston Ladies June Medal, up on the Braids, on Friday and then a very close runner-up spot at Gogarburn Ladies Open on Sunday.

Round 1 of the Findlay Cup today, and an excellent start for Stevie Whyte (pictured on the right) who sets the pace with a 6-under score of 61, closely followed by Richard Brown who took second place by way of the last 6-hole countback from David Whyte both having carded 62.  Worth noting David (pictured on left) lost out to his brother after an unfortunate 7 at the 18th ouch!
Findlay Cup  is set up on the Order Of Merit section in the SG Golf App, for full details.

In lovely June sunshine a couple of superb scores from the ladies in the June Stableford today.
Firstly, Lady Captain Mandy McBain posted a score of 43 points early doors which normally you would consider an unassailable score. However Diane Moncrieff came in with an even better 44 points to take the Stableford today.  Fantastic scoring from both ladies. Third Place Diane Crolla was also a very creditable 38 points.
Todays result catapults Diane to the top of the league (23 points) from Jacqui McIntosh (18) and Mandy moves into the top three (17).  Full Details on the SG App.


It’s two wins in a row for Paul Pearson. Having won the Thursday medal on Thursday with 40 points Paul followed it up with a 6-under 61 today to take the Spence Bowl, two strokes ahead of Martin McKenzie.
Gordon Nelson carded 64 to take third spot by way of last 6-hole-countback from Terry Coyle and b-i-h from Scott Kidon.

Fiona Findlay and Nicola McShannon were the May Medal winners today.
Fiona carded a 68 and took the medal on the better-inward-half from Lady Champion Nicky Wheatley (who had a very unfortunate 7 on the 17th). Third placed was Jaci Moriarty with a par 70.
70 was the winning score for the Bronze for Nicola McShannon. And it took the last six-hole-countback to separate Mary Law from Carole Owens who both scored 71 and to decide Mary was the runner-up.
Jacqui McIntosh hangs on to the top spot in the League but is now only two points ahead of the chasing pack. Full details on the SG App.

An exceptional inward-nine score of 28 ensured a Faither Simpson Trophy win today for Stuart Mathie and Kieran McFarlane with a 4-under score of 63. Scott Cross and Arthur Sinclair were runners up with 65. Graeme and James Markey were third placed with 66.

Bren Ford and Duncan Ireland won the John Batton Pairs today with a score of 61.
Four pairings were 1-stroke behind with Scott Robertson Jnr and Graeme Markey taking the runner-up spot from Alex and Ross Fenwick (on the last three-hole countback). Next was Thomas Burnett and Gary Cheyne who lost out on third place on the last six-hole countback but did beat Paul and Craig Smith on the better-inward-half.

Gary Reilly made it two in a row today after winning the Thursday Stableford on Thursday with 41 points he followed up with the Option medal today. A 3-under score of 64 was good enough to win on the better-inward-half from Thomas Burnett who in turn had the b-i-h from Stefano Vassella,

More success on the road for Lochend Ladies as Jacqui McIntosh, Susan Randall and Diane Moncrieff won the Royal Musselburgh Ladies Triam with a score of 65.

Diane Moncrieff won the Tuesday Girls Trophy today.  Unusual format were we play against the course (with Handicap).
Diane Finished 2-up against the course as did Coleen Derighetti (who let a 5-up lead slip). Diane won it on the last six-hole countback.  Lorna Mackay, who at one stage was 4-up finished 1-up to take third place.


Well done Ryan Park in winning the Currie Cup today with 41 points, closely followed by Ronaldas Latvelis (40) with Paul Smith third on 39 points.

Three pairings completed the Coronation Foursomes Qualifier with the winning score of 34 points today.
Susan Randall and Jacqui McIntosh took the honours courtesy of a 20-point back-nine score.  Fiona Findlay and Nicky Wheatley were the runners-up and Mandy McBain and Christine Henderson were third.
Susan and Jacqui will go forward to represent Lochend at the Area Finals in the summer.

Well done to Jennifer Somerville and Mandy McBain who qualified from the Scottish Medal Finals (East) at Craigmillar Park in some wild weather.
Only 6 qualify and Jennifer and Mandy were 2nd and 5th respectively with scores of 69 and 71.  They now march on to the National final at the Dukes Course, St Andrew.

Kelly McShannon survived the extreme weather (rain, hail and snow) to win the May Thursday Stableford with 38 points.  This included a fantastic 23 points on the back nine. Linda Hutchinson who played in the relatively benign morning had the top spot for most of the day with her 37 points but was just knocked into second place.
Vivien Mitchell was the best inward half of the three players on 36. Christine Henderson and Judith Campbell were the other two.

Terry Coyle won the Seniors May Medal today with a score of 65 on the better-inward-half from Norman Breeze. Arthur Sinclair was third with 70.

A busy weekend with Lochend Ladies winning an open,  another two ladies meeting in the Midlothian B Championship, Gents first Championship Qualifier and the Mackie Cup, yes it was all happening.

First up well done to Mandy McBain and Kelly McShannon in winning the Kingsknowe Open Greensome on Friday with a fine 64, 3-shots better than the second placed pairing.
On Saturday over the same course Lochend had two qualifiers in the Midlothian B Championships as Fiona Findlay and Jaci Moriarty met in the quarter final. At least it would mean we were guaranteed a semi-finalist.  It was Jaci who progressed and then held off a late surge from  Broomieknowe’s  Sandra Stanton in the semi-final on Sunday morning to progress to the final.  Unfortunately the final in the afternoon proved a step too far as Jaci couldn’t quite find the rhythm she had in the morning and lost to Caroline Mansley (Bruntsfield), but a fine achievement never the less, well done.

Saturday’s Gents May Medal was the first of this years championship qualifiers.
Andrew McArthur won the the Medal (and C Section) with 63 on the better inward half from two other players scoring 63.
Stefano Vassella, was runner-up (and A Section winner) from Michael MacFarlane who also won the B Section.
Scratch scores also listed below.
A SECTION SCRATCH RESULTS  (unable to download A Section see (Order Of Merit (OoM) on the SG App for listing)

And last but not least the Mackie Cup on Sunday.
This  Scratch Trophy was won by Scott Cross with a scratch 70, two strokes ahead of Alan Thompson with David Graham third on 73.
The Handicap Tournament was won by Kenny Saunders with 62 with yesterday’s winner Andrew McArthur runner-up on 64.


Phew what a scorcher, and I don’t just mean the weather.
Michael Wright and Mitch Storey both produced incredible scores of 58, with Michael just taking the Salvesen Shield on the better-inward-half, his scratch score was also joint best of the day.  And it didn’t stop there, next up were two 59’s from Ronaldas Latvelis and Tam Galloway. Ronaldas taking the b-i-h. Its something special when a 59 only get’s fourth place.
Duncan Ireland wins the scratch prize with his score of 70 on the b-i-h from David Dalgleish

Lorna Mackay and Jaci Moriarty were the April Medal winners today.  Out in the Morning, Lorna followed up the 9-hole Challenge qualifier win by shooting a 3-under score of 67 to take the Bronze Medal one stroke ahead of runner-up Trish Lang’s 68, then Jane Maclean had the better-inward-half from the other two players carding 69, Pat Meikle and Linda Primmer narrowly losing out.
In the Silver, Jaci Moriarty played late in the day and worked through the field to also win with a 67.  It’s been a great start to the season for Jacqui McIntosh, runner-up today with level 70 making it three out of three top three places already.   Giving a 7 point lead at the top of the League (full details can be found on the SG App under Order of Merit (OoM)
Mandy McBain took third place with 71 on the better-inward-half from Coleen Derighetti


A wee fun Greensomes today for the ladies. won by Diane Crolla and Carole Owens. Their score of 61 just winning it on the last six hole countback from Vivien Mitchell and Linda Primmer with Fiona Findlay and Judith Campbell scoring 64 to take third place.
Not even a month in and already Diane and Carole have both won twice, definitely ones to watch this year.  FULL RESULT

The Gents JB Roache Trophy, postponed from New Years Day went ahead today in lovely spring sunshine and scores certainly reflected the improved conditions.
New member Mark Hunter had a cracking start to his round birdie at the first and then eagle 2 at the third. Despite a double bogie at the 4th, Mark put together an excellent score of 59 holding on by two strokes from Normal Breeze on 61 with Billy Richardson in third place with 62.   No less than 19 players broke par today.

Andrew McArthur and Graham Chapman won the gents Rab Binnie Greensome today. A score of 60 gave the dynamic duo a two-stroke lead over runners up Paul and Craig Smith.  Scott Robertson and Billy Richardson were the better-inward-half’s of the five pairings to card 63.

Lovely sunshine at last (but temperature still low) for today’s Ladies Stableford Trophy.  A close run affair with the last six holes needed to separate Nicola Wheatley and Jacqui McIntosh who both scored 39 points.  It was our Champion Nikki who just shaded it over those last 6 holes, despite another eagle from Jacqui (this time a 2 at the 4th hole).  Judith Campbell came in third with 38 points very well played ladies.


Diane Crolla and Lorna Mackay won the Lochend qualifier for the R & A 9-hole Challenge.  They paired up to score 36 Stableford points over the outward nine, one ahead of the Judith Campbell and Fiona Findlay pairing with Myra Law and Jane Maclean third on 35.
Yes it may start of as a quirky wee Tuesday competition, but our winning pair now go off to Milnathort in June for the next step which might end up with a spot at Royal St George’s on the eve of the Open, as it did the last time for Lochenders Diane Moncrieff and Susan Randall, you just never know.


A fine 6-under score of 61 won Norman Breeze the April Medal (and the C Section).  Thanks to a birdie two at the 17th Norman Leapfrogged clubhouse leader at the time Scott Kidon who carded 62 for the runner-up spot (and the B Section).
Third place was David Whyte who had the better-inward-half of the other three players on 65 (Paul Pearson, Eric McGillivray and Terry Coyle).  The A Section was won by Brian Coyle with 67.

Another double-header as the Ladies April Stableford and Gents Thursday Medal took Place.
First the Ladies, Jacqui McIntosh carded an excellent 40 stableford points which included an amazing 100 yard+ shot at the 10th which dropped into the hole for an eagle three (and five points) very impressive.
Christine Henderson, was runner-up with 39 points and Diane Moncrieff came in third with 37 points.


Gents Thursday Medal was won be Paul Mackay with a 68, closely followed by Gordon Nelson (69) with Andrew Gibbs in third place with 70.


And we’re off !  Ladies and Gents both had their first Post -Lockdown tournaments today, in tough conditions.
First off, Carole Owens won the rescheduled New Year Barbie Classic with a score of 72, taking it on the better-inward-half from Diane Moncrieff, with Jacqui McIntosh third with 73.
Then the Men’s rescheduled March Medal was also a close one.  Ian Hume managed to win the medal on the better-inward-half from Scott Robertson Snr. Both carding 66, they were the only two players to come in under par.
Third place went to Stuart McCallum on the b-i-h from Craig Hume both scoring 67

Great News!  The course is now back to being fully measured after taking a battering over the winter.
Very timely too as the season is about to commence with both the Ladies and Gents kicking-off their fist competitive golf on Saturday.
Gents rescheduled March Medal and Ladies rescheduled New Year Barbie Classic will kick-off what will be a very busy first few months and they will now be counting competitions for handicap.
All April comps available on the SG App, you can enter 30 days prior to the competition date, but only choose the tee time (via My Tee Time) when you have secured the Tee Time via Edinburgh Leisure so they are matched.
Please familiarise yourself with the Step-By-Step Guide to entering comps via the SG App   HERE
Good luck for the season ahead!

Following the latest easing of restrictions on non-contact sport gatherings. Edinburgh Leisure will be changing their Tee-Times to fourballs and 10 minute intervals as of Saturday (13th).  This is a great step forward meaning it will be easier to book tee times with this increased availability.  Full details on EL’s plan to remove all next weeks bookings can be found HERE

Also, in preparation for the return of club competitions and to give members the opportunity to become familiar with the Scottish Golf App, a number of Trial Competitions have been arranged over the next few weeks and are available on the App.
Ladies are running Trials on the Thursdays in March and the Gents Trials will be over the next fortnight (Saturdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays).
Please use the time you booked with EL when entering the Trial competitions on the SG App (My Tee Time).
Going forward the live competitions will be open for Entry 30 days prior to the Comp day.  However you will have to wait until you get your EL time before choosing the Tee Time on SG App.
The Trial Competitions are not official club competitions, they are solely for using the App to go through the full competition process.
There’s a handy Step By Step Guide HERE


Snowmen, Eskimo’s and Igloo at the Tinny


Following the recent extension to the COVID-19 lockdown, along with the course being closed due to flooding, the fixtures list has had to be rescheduled again.   As it currently stands the fixtures are due to resume on the 27th March with the rescheduled Ladies Barbie Classic from New Year’s Day.   This may change at short notice, but we will let you know if/when any changes are made.
In addition, due to the number of dates that needed to be re scheduled, the decision has been made to cancel the current Winter League.
We know many of you will be disappointed however, all being well, we will see the winter League return on 10th October in its present format which members seem to have embraced with some enthusiasm.
As soon as it is possible, Stuart Mathie will arrange for the entry fees that you have paid to be refunded onto the captains accounts, should you wish this to be paid elsewhere please let Stuart know.
Latest Fixture List is HERE


Not the best post to start the new year.
As per the recent communication, due to the adverse weather and latest COVID-19 restrictions, all fixtures have been postponed for the time being, Winter League has been halted and will be rescheduled in due course.
Those tournaments have been hidden from the “Comps” section of the SG App.  If you have entered any of them you will remain entered for the re-scheduled date (just withdraw if you cannot make the new date).
If you had entered, you will still see the original dates on your “Upcoming Bookings”, until it is rescheduled.
Winter Weekend Pairs is also suspended and new play-by dates will be advised.
Fixtures will, no doubt, change depending on the COVID restrictions, we will keep you informed of any changes.  Full fixtures list is HERE   (as it currently stands).
Stay at Home Stay Safe

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