TURNHOUSE teenage golf club members are taking off for Spain next year after the talented bunch completed a 2013 title treble.
They’ve followed up victories in the Edinburgh Summer League and Edinburgh Inter Club by also winning the Scottish final of the Junior Team Golf Home Nations event.
Played at Scotscraig, Turnhouse won their semi-final against Dunfermline 5-1 while Pumpherston beat Musselburgh 4.5-1.5. Those wins earned both clubs a trip to Spain in March for the national final, but Turnhouse claimed the Scottish crown with a 3.5-2.5 in the title showdown.
“It was a tremendous success for the boys and I’m so proud and thrilled with their achievements this year,” said the club’s junior convenor Iain Holt.
“We can’t wait to be heading over to Spain to play against the other home nations.”
The latest success in a year to cherish for the Capital club, which also won the men’s Edinburgh Inter-Club, was landed by Mark Napier, Michael Watt, Rory Henderson, Leigh Lawson and brothers Jack and Eddie McVey.
“Craigielaw and Liberton have both enjoyed success in this event in recent years and it’s nice that we’ve followed on from that,” added Holt.
“I wouldn’t necessarily say we were favourites going into the Scottish final as Musselburgh in particular looked strong.
“But it worked out perfectly for us on the day and it was a real thrill for the McVey brothers to be on the winning team together.
“We received great support up at Scotscraig from parents and now they’re all talking about heading over to Spain as well.”
For Pumpherston, they’ll be making that trip for the second year running, the reward on this occasion having been earned by Adam Loch, Graeme Gillies, Stuart Loch, Paul Farrell, Paul Adamson and Adam Gunn.