10 Balcarres Road, Musselburgh, EH21 7SD, East Lothian, Scotland

Month: April 2024

2024 Captains Cup and a special day for a long standing member

Our new Captain, Billy Alexander seen presenting the Captains Cup to the winner Kevin Wyllie. Billy took over from Jackie Brown, only a few days before having been Jackie’s vice captain. Kevin, a previous Club Champion, won the cup with a 2 under par net score in very difficult conditions with gusting winds.

Then Billy had the pleasurable duty of announcing that Gordon Thomson had been made an Honorary Member of the club. Gordon has been a member of our club for 42 years, and has seen the current good times but the also some of our dark days when our club may have disbanded. Instrumental in decisions and actions that saved our club.

First Medal of a new season. The Mungo Park 1874 Gents Medal

The winner of the first major trophy of the season was Tony Dolan with a net score of 66. All the golfers had to battle very high winds with 50 mile an hour gusts. To celebrate the fact that Mungo Park actually won the Open on 10th April 1874, 150 years ago, a special scratch competition ran along side the Medal. The winner was Euan Glen with a gross score of 71, again incredible scoring due to the weather conditions.

Thomas ‘Tam’ Flockhart

Today, 5th April 2024 was the funeral of one of the original members of the Club when it formed back in 1982. Tam was an Honorary Member of the club for this work and all his efforts to get recognition for the club. It was a grey day today due to the weather but also for the club to lose Tam. He kindly donated a trophy a few years ago that is played for and this will protect his memory within the club for years to come. RIP