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Month: March 2024

East Alliance Scratch Order of Merit winner 2024 – Ross Noon

Our current Club Champion, Ross Noon has been competing in the season long East Alliance Scratch Order of Merit, as the defending champion.

Earlier this week the press published

Ross Noon on course for scratch success in East Alliance finale

Defending champion out in front in points table heading into championship event at Gullane.

The Final event was on Wednesday 27th  March 2024

28th March 2024

On a day when many others were closed due to the weather, 2023 winner Ross Noon (Musselburgh Old) put up a great defence of his title as he finished third on 70, one better than Bathgate’s Graham Bell with Davie Thomson (Pumpherston) next on 73. Noon’s effort secured victory for him in the season-long Scratch Order of Merit, finishing ahead of Newbattle’s Craig Surgeon then Bell and Thomson.

Everyone at the club congratulate this incredible feat in defending this title and representing our great club. Well done Ross.


Winter Singles and Pairs Finals

On the weekend Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th March the finals of the Winter handicap competitions were played. Usually both are played on the same day, however Matthew Craigy was in both finals so they were played on different days. In the Singles final Matthew played Mike McVean, and it was a close encounter with Matthew winning one up. Not only did the two battle each other they had to battle the strong winds that were gusting to 30 and 40 miles per hour.

On Sunday in the pairs competition Matthew was partnered by Kevin Wyllie and they played James Bonthron and Mark Allison. With Matthew and Kevin being former club Champions they had to give a number of shots to  James and Mark. In better weather another close encounter with Matthew and Kevin winning one up.

Congratulations to all involved in the two competitions especially the finalist and two time winner Matthew Craigy with his partner Kevin Wyllie.

East Lothian Winter League MOCGC Team

A great season for the winter league team finally came to an end on Sunday 17th March 2024 with a loss in a play off match versus Tantallon Golf Club. Having finished just short of automatic promotion by coming 2nd in Division 2 they had to play the club in the relegation place in the 1st Division. Remarkable that our small club with only a hundred or so members can compete in a scratch competition requiring 10 golfers (5 foursomes pairings). It became apparent that the task was going to be difficult when the total of the 10 Tantallon golfer’s handicaps were revealed to be plus 22.

Every member that played in the season should be congratulated for their performances throughout the winter, including the Captain Scott McFarlane. Difficult decisions regarding team selection had to be made as we had a large group of members wishing to be picked in the team. The future of the club and the winter league team is looking very good. Once again congratulations are the order of the day for the whole squad and the team are already looking forward to next year.

Musselburgh Old Course

Cradle of Golf Newsletter 2

Musselburgh Old Course Golf Club – Newsletter
THE CRADLE OF GOLF – Issue 2  December 2023


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MOCGC ‘The Cradle of Golf’ Newsletter – Issue 2