Ratho Park in running for junior award

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Ratho Park is in the running to be Scotland’s Junior Club of the Year – one of the titles up for grabs in the ‘Home of Golf’s’ Oscars in Edinburgh on Friday.

Up against the Lothians club for the RBS-sponsored prize are Gairloch, Peebles and Rothes – all of whom have already guaranteed £500 for the junior sections and are now chasing an additional £1500.

Along with the others, Ratho Park has been short-listed after enjoying an “outstanding year in attracting youngsters to the game and engaging their community”.

Launched in 2008, Dundas Parks became the first Lothians club to win the award three years ago – the same year Iain Holt from Turnhouse was crowned as Volunteer of the Year. Prestonfield’s Liz Taylor won that same prize 12 months ago, but there are no Lothians volunteers on the shortlist this time around.

“The RBS Awards give us an opportunity to showcase those who have dedicated so much time to their clubs and the ClubGolf programme,” said ClubGolf Manager Jackie Davidson. “Our shortlists represent those clubs and individuals who we feel have done the most to encourage participation in the past year and we look forward to seeing the winners crowned at the Scottish Golf Awards.”