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Connor Wilson faces Higher exam and then key Dispatch tie

Connor Wilson is sitting a Higher today before bidding to pass his latest Dispatch Trophy test with the Stephen Gallacher Foundation at the Braids.

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Dunbars Wilson Morton putts at the Braids on his return to an event he first played in 50 years ago

Tasty Tuesday in store as Dispatch Trophy hots up

Four new teams survived the opening weekend in the 118th Dispatch Trophy, adding some real excitement into the mix heading into the last-16 stage at the Braids.

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Carrickvale 2016 winners: Craig Deerness, Alyn Dick, Craig Elliott, Paul Cunningham

Carrickvale’s Dispatch title bid will be harder this year

Carrickvale want to make it ‘six of the best’ by coming out on top against some old rivals and also some new challengers when they defend the Dispatch Trophy.

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Wilson Morton receives the Champion of Champions trophy from Evening News sports editor Eddie Jenkinson in August 1977

Wilson Morton glad he’s not on the bus for Dispatch comeback

Wilson Morton is just glad that he no longer has to rely on public transport to get to the Braids for his Dispatch Trophy return – 50 years after he first played in the event.

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Merchiston Castle's Papon Sawatyanon, Cameron Adam and Lyle Murdoch

Lothians round-up: Merchiston Castle trio praised

A young Merchiston Castle trio earned pass marks from director of golf Alan Murdoch for their performance in the Independent Schools Golf Association’s national final in Kent.

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Edinburgh Summer League: Craigielaw hold champions Turnhouse

Edinburgh Summer League: Craigielaw hold champions Turnhouse

Newcomers Craigielaw stopped Turnhouse in their tracks as Ian Lamb was Silverknowes’ hero at Prestonfield in some of the early encounters in this season’s Edinburgh Summer League.

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Gavin Hastings

Gavin Hastings looking forward to change of scenery in Dispatch

Gavin Hastings loved strutting his stuff as a star rugby player in front of thousands of people at the biggest grounds in the world.

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Scott Walker is a past winner, victorious with Scottish Life back in 1991

Walker and Smith back on Dispatch Trophy duty for Gullane

Some old faces are returning to the Dispatch Trophy this weekend as members of the teams set to breathe new life back into the event for its 118th staging at the Braids.

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Murray Winton and George Ackroyd of sponsors Golfclubs4cash with the trophy. From left: Paul Gibson (LGA President), George Alexander (Carrickvale) and Bob Humble (Kilspindie). Picture: Ian Georgeson

Big clubs lining up for their first crack at the Dispatch

Carrickvale stalwart George Alexander has welcomed a new challenge facing the traditional Dispatch Trophy teams in this year’s event.

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Golf round-up: Duddingston trio remain best Lothians team

Golf round-up: Duddingston trio remain best Lothians team

Duddingston not only won the Lothians Team event for the second year in a row but did so with the same triumphant trio.

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Andrew Oldcorn gives thumbs up to Ratho Park’s new pond hole

Andrew Oldcorn gives thumbs up to Ratho Park’s new pond hole

Former PGA champion Andrew Oldcorn has given his seal of approval to Ratho Park, his home club, putting some splash into its “signature hole”.

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Richie Ramsay of Scotland and Marc Warren of Scotland  at The Centurion Club

Richie Ramsay hails GolfSixes as ‘really good’ after first event

Richie Ramsay believes GolfSixes is here to stay after its inaugural staging proved a hit with players and spectators.

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Richie Ramsay

Richie Ramsay likes look of new GolfSixes

Edinburgh-based Richie Ramsay has given the thumbs up to the innovative event being rolled out by the European Tour this weekend.

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Louise Fraser is the Midlothian women's championship winner. Pic: TSPL

Louise Fraser claims Mid title after trio of near misses

Kingsknowe’s Louise Fraser has finally gone from bridesmaid to bride in the Midlothian Women’s County Championship.

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Katy McNicoll is proud of her brother Keir's achievements. Pic: TSPL

Katy McNicoll hopes to keep up family’s PGA tradition

Gullane head pro Alasdair Good is hoping his latest PGA trainee is a chip off the old block, having felt confident about adding Katy McNicoll to his staff after seeing her big brother, Keir, come through that programme with flying colours at the East Lothian club.

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Round-up: David Rudd’s dream debut | Vogepohls rule roost

Longniddry’s David Rudd made a dream Lothians debut by winning both his matches in a 9-9 draw with Northumberland on Gullane No 2.

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Kieth Reilly from Silverknowes and Paul Cunningham from Carrickvale play in last season's Dispatch. Pic: TSPL

Flurry of clubs sign up as Dispatch Trophy deadline extended

Royal Burgess, Prestonfield, Murrayfield and Dunbar are the latest additions to an exciting list of clubs set to play in the Dispatch Trophy for the first time this year.

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Carrickvale are set to face some new opposition when they defend the Dispatch Trophy at the Braids next month

History in making at this year’s Dispatch Trophy

Three course-owning clubs are among the teams to have entered the 118th Dispatch Trophy after the rules were changed for this year’s event.

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Paul Gibson, whose home club is Royal Musselburgh, is the new president of the Lothians Golf Association

Amalgamation changes are being embraced in Lothians

Paul Gibson is hoping his term as Lothians president is marked by men and women working closer for the better of the game in and around the Capital.

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Murrayfields Andrew Ni has been called up by Lothians

Lothians round-up: Peebles aim to take Dispatch out of Edinburgh

Peebles are set to try and take the Golfclubs4cash-sponsored Dispatch Trophy out of Edinburgh.

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