Dates announced for Dispatch Trophy – and there is still time to join

Mortonhall will be the defending their title

Friday, 31st January 2020, 10:04 pm
Updated Friday, 31st January 2020, 10:06 pm
Alex Main, Graeme Clark, Steven Scott, Ian Dickson, Duncan Hamilton. The 2019 winners

The countdown is has begun for the 121st Dispatch Trophy after Edinburgh Leisure announced the dates for this year’s event at the Braids.

The historic team tournament will begin on Saturday, May 23, running through until the next Saturday after following its traditional pattern.

Mortonhall will be the defending champions, having taken the event by storm over the past two years.

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The Capital club took advantage of the rules being relaxed to enter the golfclubs4cash-sponsored event for the first time in 2018 and emerged as worthy winners after beating a Tantallon team in the final.

It was the same story last year as they pipped newcomers Dirleton Castle on the last green in the semi-final before repeating the feat against Royal Burgess in the trophy decider.

“The Mortonhall team will enjoy returning to the iconic Braids course,” said team captain Ian Dickson, who was part of post those victories along with Alex Main, Graeme Clark, Steven Scott and Duncan Hamilton. “We have benefited over the last two events from having a stable team/partnerships and, at this stage, it seems likely that the same pool of five players will play again this year.

“The unseeded draw, foursomes format and unpredictable weather make every match unique and challenging.

“We will take nothing for granted and give every opposition team the respect they deserve.”

The entry fee is still £70 per team and the closing date is Monday, April 27. To enter a team, email [email protected]

For the fourth year running, the event will be sponsored by Golfclubs4cash, the Midlothian-based company that sells second-hand equipment.