Bruntsfield Short Hole Golf

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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 Leith Links
3rd July 2008

LRGS v BSHGC 2008 Teams, 3rd July 2008

Our third challenge match with Bruntsfield Short Hole Golf Club continued the tradition set by the previous two - that the visiting team run our winners. Our guests had a comfortable victory by the margin of 4-0!

Alastair Chalmers, Captain Leith Rules Golf Society

The Leith Rules Golf Society captain, Alastair Chalmers, commented that these matches were more about the taking part rather than the winning, however as this is usually said by the losing team he singularly failed to convince anyone he was serious!

Shortly before the match was due to start the heavens opened and for a short time there was some doubt that we would be able to play. However, the skies cleared and we were able to venture forth.

The Society was represented by Eugene Bradley and Czeslaw Kruk; Lionel Freedman and Bob Burns; Alastair Chalmers and Hugh Blackie; Brian Donkin and Graham Wilson. Their opponents were Jimmy Robertson and Roddy Gray; Paul Middleton and Gordon Cochrane; Simon Sumner and Fraser Gordon; Ian Hislop and William Wright.

"For a memorable golfing experience using traditional hickory clubs, come to Leith Links and play on the very turf where golf's earliest rules were written."