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Stephen Gallacher and Richie Ramsay off to good starts in Abu Dhabi

Desert specialist Stephen Gallacher was joined by Richie Ramsay in bursting out of the blocks as the pair started their 2018 campaigns by outscoring world No 1 Dustin Johnson in the first round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.

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Tom Buchanan, middle row fourth from the right, lines up ahead of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship

Stephen Gallacher eyes 2018 success with new caddie by his side

Stephen Gallacher is starting his 2018 campaign with a new caddie and hopes to hit the ground running this week after heading to the UAE early to shake off his winter rust.

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Marc Owenson so close to 59 in East Alliance at Gullane No.3

Marc Owenson so close to 59 in East Alliance at Gullane No.3

Marc Owenson came within three inches of joining golf’s ‘59 Club’ as the East Alliance resumed at Gullane No.3 after the festive break.

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2017 Dispatch Trophy winners Heriot's

Dispatch Trophy dates revealed for 2018

The countdown is under way for the 119th Dispatch Trophy after Edinburgh Leisure announced the dates for this year’s event at the Braids.

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Lothians stars Darling and Crawford on Scotland duty in Morocco

Lothians stars Darling and Crawford on Scotland duty in Morocco

Talented Lothians duo Hannah Darling and Grace Crawford are starting their 2018 season by representing Scotland in a new mixed event in Morocco.

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Tom Buchanan carded eight birdies to win the qualifier in Dubai

Former Duddingston pro Tom Buchanan tees up Euro Tour date with stars

Former Duddingston assistant professional Tom Buchanan has earned the chance to rub shoulders with world No.1 Dustin Johnson and four-time major winner Rory McIlroy next month.

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East Alliance: Kieran Cantley keeps on coat tails of Saltman

Amateur ace Kieran Cantley closed the gap on Lloyd Saltman in the East Alliance Order of Merit title race after being the only player to break par in the latest event at Winterfield.

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Scott Knowles

Stephen Gallacher kids are Winter League wonders

Promising young golfers are making their mark in this season’s East Lothian Winter League thanks to a ground-breaking initiative by the Stephen Gallacher Foundation.

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Grant Forrest

Grant Forrest has two chances on Euro Tour

Lothians star Grant Forrest has been handed two chances to make his mark on the European Tour before putting his clubs away for Christmas.

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Calum Hill played in the 2015 Scottish Open at Gullane after coming through the inaugural qualifier at North Berwick

Longniddry to host Scottish Open qualifier

Longniddry is to stage next year’s qualifier for the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open.

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Connor Syme

Connor Syme wins Euriopean Tour place

Scotland will have two twenty-somethings flying the Saltire on the European Tour next season, reducing the average ago considerably from 37 this year.

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Connor Syme and his caddie Tim Poyser

Tim Poyser helps Syme to soar at Q School

Edinburgh man Tim Poyser is one round away from landing a new career as a caddie on the European Tour.

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Rising star Bob MacIntyre hails Lothians coach Davy Burns

Rising Scottish golf star Bob MacIntyre has heaped praise on his Lothians-based coach for helping him get his pro career off to a flying start.

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Gullane set ominous pace in Winter League

Gullane set ominous pace in Winter League

Defending champions Gullane have made an ominous start in this season’s East Lothian Winter League.

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Grant Forrest

Grant Forrest has ‘mountain to climb’ to earn Tour card

Grant Forrest bemoaned golf as a “frustrating game” after leaving himself with a mountain to climb to get on the European Tour next season.

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Richie Ramsay had a hellish last hole in South Africa. Pic: Getty

Richie Ramsay counts cost of sloppy finish at Nedbank Challenge

Capital-based golfer Richie Ramsay was raging with himself after a sloppy finish proved costly in the Nedbank Challenge in South Africa.

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Lloyd Saltman

Lloyd Saltman impresses on Alliance circuit with triumph

Lloyd Saltman overcame a late wobble to chalk up his third win of the season on the Edinburgh & East of Scotland Alliance circuit.

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Richie Ramsay hits a bunker shot on the first hole . Pic: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Birdies help Richie Ramsay soar in Sun City

Richie Ramsay bagged two eagles as he soared into the top 10 at the halfway stage in the Nedbank Challenge in South Africa.

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Richie Ramsay in action at the Nedbank Challenge in Sun City. Pic: SNS

Richie Ramsay off to ‘solid’ start at Nedbank Challenge

Richie Ramsay recovered from a poor start to produce a “solid” opening effort in the $7.5 million Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa.

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Stephen Gallacher. Pic: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Gallacher and Ramsay mark out tactics for Nedbank Challenge

Stephen Gallacher is hoping to be one of the high flyers in the Nedbank Golf Challenge as he bids to extend his season for the second week running.

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