Thursday, January 22, 2015

Edinburgh and East of Scotland Alliance members made their trip south of the border on Wednesday despite the sub zero temperatures at start of play to contest the Tom Galloway Trophy and thanks go to Goswick Golf Club for hosting the event.  
Indeed they kindly set things up on the summer tees which was much appreciated and hopefully helped to warm some up a bit! Lots of events have been cancelled nationwide and courses closed in recent days so members appreciated being able to keep the 'East Coast Swing' going.
On the scratch front level par ended up the best score of the day and Alan Reid (West Lothian) took the honours with a 72 (40, 32). 

Alan was 5 over par after 10 holes but blasted back in 5 under over the last 8 holes to level things up. Closely followed one shot behind on 73 were Jamie Fraser (Renaissance Club), Louis Gaughan (Bathgate) and Daniel Wood (The Hirsel).
The Tom Galloway Trophy winner and handicap results were a much closer contested situation with two brothers in the end having to be split on the best last 6 holes.
Early in the field Stuart Brown (Dunbar) looked like his net 71 (76 less 5) would test the field but late in the day Walter Forsyth (Peebles) carded a net 71 (78 less 7) with a better inward 9 to place one hand on the trophy.

 However, brother Norman, in the match behind also provided a net 71 card (74 less 3) but with a better inward 6 holes by only one third of a shot to place both hands on The Tom Galloway Trophy and secure his name on it.
On the Trainee front Cameron Marr (Musselburgh) secured top prize with a 75 and The Seniors ranks saw Ewan Robertson (Longniddry) gain the top prize with a net 74 (79 less 5).
Well done to all the winners on a very testing day with the rather 'firm' conditions to be played from. Not the easiest but in the end comments indicate the opportunity to play Goswick was truly enjoyed by those returning and those playing for the first time.
With Neil Henderson away in Florida, the Scratch Order of Merit sees a new leader via Chris Morris taking over the No.1 slot. Top 3 are now -
1. Chris Morris (Kingsknowe) - 419.5
2. Neil Henderson (Renaissance Club) - 392.0
3. Craig Gordon (Edinburgh Golf Centre) - 371.0

The Handicap Order sees no change at the top with Walter Forsyth consolidating his lead but changes are made below. Top 3 are now -
1. Walter Forsyth (Peebles) - 111.5
2. Stuart Brown (Dunbar) - 93.5
3. Philip Leggate (Musselburgh) - 91.0

Overall Winner Norman Forsyth (Peebles) 71net
Scratch Prize Surname Forename Club Score
1st £100 Reid Alan  West Lothian 72
2nd= £60 Fraser Jamie Renaissance Club 73
2nd= £60 Gaughan Louis Bathgate 73
2nd= £60 Wood Daniel The Hirsel 73
5th= £10 Callan Stuart  Bathgate 74
5th= £10 Pennycott Malcolm Royal Burgess 74
Handicap Prize Surname Forename Club Net
1st £100 Forsyth Norman  Peebles 71
2nd £80 Brown Stuart  Dunbar 71
3rd £60 Forsyth Walter  Peebles 71
4th £40 Brown Gordon  Baberton 73
5th £20 Leggate Philip Musselburgh 73
Trainee  Prize Surname Forename Club Score
Professional £20 Marr Cameron Musselburgh 75
£10 Munro Ross  Duddingston 77
Senior Prize Surname Forename Club Net
£30 Robertson Ewan Longniddry 74
£20 Louden Michael  Glencorse 76
£10 Wardlaw Stuart  Harburn 78


Next week we move round the coast to The Glen at North Berwick hopefully to some warmer weather and certainly a bit more daylight.
Alan Greenshields
Edinburgh and East of Scotland Golfers' Alliance
70 Sydney Crescent


No Surname Forename Club Category Gross
1 Reid Alan  West Lothian Pro 72
2 Fraser Jamie Renaissance Club Trainee 73
3 Gaughan Louis Bathgate Trainee 73
4 Wood Daniel The Hirsel Pro 73
5 Callan Stuart  Bathgate Pro 74
6 Forsyth Norman  Peebles Amateur 74
7 Pennycott Malcolm Royal Burgess Amateur 74
8 Marr Cameron Musselburgh Trainee 75
9 Morris Chris Kingsknowe Pro 75
10  Brown Stuart  Dunbar Amateur 76
11 Buckley Ryan Royal Musselburgh Pro 77
12  Munro Ross  Duddingston Trainee 77
13  Bradbury Paul Kingsknowe Amateur 78
14  Forsyth Walter  Peebles Amateur 78
15  Free Nathan Longniddry Trainee 78
16  Grieve Scott  Turnhouse Pro 78
17 McNicoll Keir Gullane Trainee 78
18 Strachan Sandy Deer Park Pro
19 Boyle Tony Glenbervie Amateur 79
20 Huguet Norman  Musselburgh  Pro 79
21 Johnston Richard  Glenbervie Amateur 79
22 Louden Michael  Glencorse Senior 79
23 MacKenzie Smith Richard  Skibo Castle Trainee 79
24 Robertson Ewan Longniddry Senior 79
25 Rothney Andrew Deer Park Amateur 79
26 Gordon Craig  Edinburgh Golf Centre Pro 80
27 Lees Steven  Dalmahoy Amateur 80
28 Blaney Anthony Liberton Amateur 81
29 Fraser Colin  Peebles Amateur 81
30 Leggate Philip Musselburgh  Amateur 81
31 Neill Ross  Drumpellier Pro 81
32 Bain Neil  Duddingston Amateur 82
33 Cockburn Robin Harburn Amateur 82
34 Fyfe Ian Musselburgh  Senior 82
35 Lamb Joshua Cardrona Amateur 82
36 MacKay Graham  Melville Golf Centre Pro 82
37 Nicolson David Craigielaw Amateur 82
38 Porteous Paul Uphall Amateur 82
39 Rennie Martin Uphall Amateur 82
40 Taylor Ian  Eyemouth Senior 82
41 Boyle Ross  Ratho Park Amateur 83
42 Brown Gordon  Baberton Amateur 83
43 Brydon David Torwoodlee Amateur 83
44 Cordery Thomas Musselburgh Amateur 83
45 Marr Michael  Musselburgh Amateur 83
46 McCallum Iain Murrayfield Amateur 83
47 Airens Daniel Falkirk Tryst Amateur 84
48 Allison Liam Bathgate Amateur 84
49 Jeavons Ian  Dunbar Amateur 84
50 Johnston Graeme D Glenbervie Amateur 85
51 Munro Donny Kingsknowe Amateur 85
52 Wilson Iain Longniddry Amateur 85



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