Monday, September 25, 2017


Junior Convenors  Susan Corrie, Mary Richardson and Ian Howarth, Past President of the SGU, with some of the winning team

The inaugural event was generously hosted by Glenbervie Golf Club on Sunday the 24th August 2017, and General Manager/Secretary David Brodie, together with the rest of his Staff, made everyone welcome.
Despite persistent showers, the course held up very well under the conditions and play was completed with no delays.
The winning Teams from Junior Leagues all over Scotland, plus several Teams from areas currently without Junior Leagues, entered the event. Each Team had 6 Players and there was some excellent scoring under the singles Stableford format, with the best 5 out of 6 scores to count.

 A very strong Team from Craigmillar Park, recent winners of the Edinburgh Junior League, and all with single figure handicaps, emerged victorious with some very consistent scoring.
Sam Hall led the way with 38, followed by Cameron Ledingham with 36, by Alessio Margiotta and Mark Brooks both with 35, and by Conor O’Toole with 34. These 5 scores totalled 178 and were so good that the score by late substitute Lucy Morrison was able to be discarded.
This was a great Team performance! The winning Team, together with their Junior Convenors Mary Richardson and Susan Corrie, were awarded a Trophy kindly donated by Ian Howarth, Past President of the SGU, and each player received a commemorative medal. The R&A kindly donated prizes of golf shirts, flags, and balls from the 2017 Open Championship at Royal Birkdale, and the leading 4 Teams all received prizes.

Mary Richardson said "This was a great tournament (and not just because we won!).
Great atmosphere and organisation. Superb to get juniors from all over the county together and be able to represent their clubs in a national event.:

"Good to promote team events - it teaches them so much. And the format was good, wth stableford allowing everyone to compete and also keep moving etc Hope they get the support and sponsorship it deserves"
"Unfortunately as we were out first and had to wait around all day to find out we had won, three of our players had to leave. So the team photo does not have the trophy."

To read the full report go to Scottish GolfView Website