Turnhouse win Junior Summer League title

Turnhouse Golf Club junior team
Turnhouse Golf Club junior team
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LIFE has just become a lot tougher for the Turnhouse trophy polisher after a successful take-off on two fronts for the club closest to Edinburgh Airport.

As reported in the Evening News on Monday, the men’s team of Steven Armstrong, Ollie McCrone, Graham Robertson and Lee McCathie won the Edinburgh Inter-Club at Liberton.

Now it has emerged the Edinburgh Junior Summer League title also fell to Turnhouse last weekend, when a side comprising of Mark Napier, Jack McVey, Mickey Watt, Leigh Lawson, Mikey Reid, Eddie McVey and Rory Henderson beat Murrayfield.

“We were checking on the trophy and it’s our first win since back-to-back triumphs in 1994 and 1995,” said the club’s enthusiastic junior convenor and 2012 SGU Volunteer of the Year, Iain Holt. “All these lads have been working hard on their games over the last few years and four of the seven are still in the under-16 category.”

Turnhouse will now go forward to the qualifiers for the Junior Team Golf Home Nations Championship next month, when they’ll be hoping to take the first step towards being one of Scotland’s two representatives in next year’s final in Spain. Before then, though, they’ll be hoping to complete a quick double by also landing the Edinburgh Junior Inter-Club at Baberton this weekend, when Napier, McVey, Watt and Lawson are the four players on duty.

The full first-round draw for that event is: Baberton v Royal Burgess; Bruntsfield Links v Mortonhall; Ratho Park v Liberton; Duddingston v Kingsknowe; Craigmillar Park v Merchants; Murrayfield v Turnhouse; Dalmahoy v Swanston New; Silverknowes v Prestonfield.