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More new teams set to take part in Dispatch Trophy

More new teams are set to take part in the 119th Dispatch Trophy, including possibly two representing the Lothians Golf Association, as the event continues to be reinvigorated under the Edinburgh Leisure banner.

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Euan McIntosh regrets changing his swing

Lothians golf round-up: Euan McIntosh back on track

Euan McIntosh is back on track after the 2016 Scottish Order of Merit winner went off the boil last season.

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Captain Graeme Stark shows off the Inter-Cities Cup flanked by his triumphant Mortonhall team at Balmore

Mortonhall win the Inter Cities Cup

The Inter-Cities Cup is back at the east end of the M8 for the first time since 2013 after Mortonhall staged a rearguard action to deny Cawder a fourth successive victory in the event.

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Stephen Gallacher, centre, was joined at Prestonfield House Hotel by from left, Gregor Townsend, Steven Whittaker, Dougie Donnelly, Paul Lawrie, Jamie Donaldson and Scott Brown

Free golf coaching made available to Edinburgh schoolkids

Pupils at Bonaly Primary School are set to become the first in the Capital to receive free golf coaching from the Stephen Gallacher Foundation.

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Bruntsfield Links show off the West Edinburgh Winter League trophy after beating Turnhouse

Bruntsfield Links claim West Edinburgh Winter League title

Bruntsfield Links won the West Edinburgh Winter League for the second time in four years.

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Kieran Cantley

Lothians golf round-up: Cantley a class apart

Liberton’s Kieran Cantley was a class apart in the South East Edinburgh Winter League Individual Championship at Duddingston.

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Winner Kieran Cantley with Craigmillar Park captain John Hall

Kieran Cantley wins Simpson & Marwick Craigmillar Park Open

Liberton’s Kieran Cantley recorded his second win in eight days as he came from two shots behind heading into the final round to claim victory in the Simpson & Marwick Craigmillar Park Open.

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Darren Howie

Darren Howie wants to keep Craigmillar Park Open title in family

Darren Howie is aiming to keep the Craigmillar Park Open title in the family this weekend.

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Five-time Open champion Tom Watson shows off the new trophy

Watson Cup contest heads for Muirfield and Royal Burgess

Five-time Open champion Tom Watson has put his name to a new trophy to be contested bi-annually between the best young golfers in Edinburgh and East Lothian and their counterparts in South Carolina.

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Kieran Cantley with Leven Golfing Society Captain, Ewan MacGregor (left), dad Jim and Leven Golfing Society Vice Captain, Stewart Kirkwood (right)

Kieran Cantley targets Scotland cap after Champion of Champions triumph

Liberton’s Kieran Cantley has set his sights on a full Scotland cap after getting his 2018 domestic campaign off to a flying start.

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East life member and past president John Anderson receives the UniRoyal Trophy from Margaret Carrell, secretary of West Alliance

Lothians round-up: East triumph in Uniroyal Trophy; Tantallon’s great escape

A Troon triumph by a team made up mainly of amateurs saw the East Alliance pick up the Uniroyal Trophy.

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Patrick Reed (R) of the United States is congratulated by Sergio Garcia

Steve Cardownie: The multi-billion-pound game that began in Leith

As I watched Patrick Reed put on the famous Green Jacket, having just won the Masters at Augusta National in Georgia, I reflected on how far the sport had come since its humble beginnings.

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Patrick Reed  is given his Green Jacket by Sergio Garcia

Patrick Reed not worried about being popular – just the best

They laughed when he said four years ago that he could be a “top five player in the world”.

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New Masters champion Patrick Reed receives his Green Jacket from 2017 winner Sergio Garcia. Picture: Getty Images

Masters gets deserved but unpopular winner in Patrick Reed

It wasn’t quite Stewart Cink denying Tom Watson a sixth Claret Jug at the age of 60 Turnberry.

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Rory McIlroy celebrates after closing with a birdie in a bogey-free 65 in the third round of the 82nd Masters. Picture: Getty Images

Rory McIlroy out to ‘spoil the party’ for Patrick Reed in Sunday showdown at Masters

Patrick Reed and Rory McIlroy fought out an epic singles battle in the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine, where the American prevailed on the last green.

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Jordan Spieth leads by two shots after opening with a six-under 66 in the 82nd Masters. Picture; Getty Images

Jordan Spieth continues his g-love affair with Masters

The man who was barely mentioned in the build up to the much-anticipated 82nd Masters is clear of the field after the opening day.

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Tiger Woods is among the main contenders at Augusta ' despite having just returned from injury

Martin Dempster: 82nd Masters shaping up to be a classic

This is what gets everyone, be it players, spectators or journalists, hooked on sport. Even the build-up has set pulses racing and now it’s time for battle to commence in the 82nd Masters. It is shaping up to be a special affair. Perhaps even the most intriguing contest in the history of this great game.

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Dispatch Trophy stalwart Bob Johnston passes away aged 88

Dispatch Trophy stalwart Bob Johnston passes away aged 88

Bob Johnston, a Dispatch Trophy stalwart for a long number of years, has died at the age of 88.

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Louis Gaughan receives trophy from Alan Reid

Two-shot victory secures East Alliance crown for Louis Gaughan

Bathgate’s Louis Gaughan has added the East Alliance crown to the Scottish Par 3 title he claimed last year.

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LGA President Paul Gibson

Lothians chief urges other Areas to ‘lead way’ on future of Scottish Golf

President Paul Gibson wants the Lothians Golf Association to let other amateur bodies around the country be the leaders in what happens next for Scottish Golf.

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