Bruntsfield Short Hole Golf Club


Leith Rules Golf Society
The aim of the Society is to increase the recognition of Leith Links as the home of the earliest recorded rules of golf and one of the game's prominent early locations

Challenge match versus Bruntsfield Short Hole at Bruntsfield
26th July 2007

Bruntsfield Short Hole had been new, but most welcome, visitors to our events at Leith Links earlier this month, we were therefore delighted to be invited to their course for a return match.

This resulted in the Society overturning the previous result with a 3-2 victory.

But this does not tell the full story! Bruntsfield is a "specialist" course and our hosts generously gave us 4 holes of an advantage in each match. Naturally, a check was made on how the match would have gone without this handicap - it would have been 3-2 to the hosts!

Regardless of how anyone had played on the links, the "19th" hole was Bennett's Bar, which everyone played outstandingly well!

The hope was expressed that this will become a regular event in both of our calendars, we are sure it will - even though there is no chance of us getting a 4-hole start next year!

The results were .....

Alastair Chalmers and Bob Burns defeated Willie Davidson and Ian Hislop 1-up

Jim Maguire and Kevin Dilley lost to Steven Doyle and Paul Middleton 2 & 1

Douglas Foulis and Brian Graham lost to David Barrow and Fraser Gordon 1-up

Lionel Freedman and Robin Morris defeated Robert Linton and Gordon Cochrane 8 & 7

Ken Gordon and Eugene Bradley defeated Jimmy Robertson and Judith Gordon 7 & 6