Saturday, November 05, 2011

"Muirfield" don't have a record of supporting junior golf in East Lothian

E-mail from David Hillson

I must admit I had a bit of a chuckle when I read the  article (November 4) about Muirfield supporting junior golf by offering to donate money from certain visitors' tee times in November and December.
Of course, any money coming into junior golf is to be welcomed in support of the great work that goes on around the country by volunteers - so I hope that all of it gets to the grass roots level.
However, your readers (including perhaps some Muirfield members?) may be interested to know that "Muirfield" and "supporting junior golf" are not words that go together easily in East Lothian.
Ever since Muirfield members organised an excellent junior event in 2000 "to show their support for junior golf in the county," East Lothian Golf League has been asking for Muirfield's occasional support (i.e. once every few years) by agreeing to host our junior county cup (foursomes played late in the season).
Each time our request has been met with a negative response. Perhaps all the available tee times on Tuesdays and Thursdays have been fully occupied by paying visitors.
Ah well I suppose that's me blown my chances of ever being invited to join The Honourable Company!

David Hillson



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