Another record setting field of more than 670 young golfers will arrive in East Lothian, Scotland, next week to compete in the largest junior golf tournament in Europe for the 2018 U.S. Kids Golf European Championship.
East Lothian’s stand at VisitScotland EXPO 2018 had two very special visitors – the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open trophy and Malcolm Roughead OBE, Chief Executive of VisitScotland. While Malcolm lifted the trophy for a photocall, we’ll need to wait until Sunday, 15th July to find out which golfing star lifts the trophy for real at the conclusion of the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open, which returns to Gullane Golf Club from July 11-15th.
Every school pupil in East Lothian will be able to get their hands on the coveted Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open and Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies’ Open trophies when they go on tour ahead of the prestigious tournaments coming to Gullane this summer. Gullane Primary School had the honour of hosting the trophies first on Thursday 10th May.
Three secondary school pupils from East Lothian have won places in a Pro-Am team and will be playing alongside some of the biggest names in golf, who are coming to Gullane this summer for the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open.
Five-time Open champion Tom Watson has put his name to a new trophy to be contested bi-annually between the best young golfers in Edinburgh and East Lothian and their counterparts in South Carolina.
One of Scotland's Golf Coast members, a pub in Aberlady, has been named as the best in East Lothian. The county winners of the National Pub and Bar Awards, announced last week, found that Duck’s Inn was the top pub in East Lothian.
Publicans and staff from across East Lothian have been recognised for their hard work at the Best BarNone Awards.
Family-run self catering property, Williamstone Farm Steadings, is celebrating after achieving a 5-star grading from VisitScotland on the very first attempt. Williamstone Farm Steadings, located on the edge of North Berwick, received five stars from the national tourism organisation’s Quality Assurance (QA) Scheme in recognition of its exceptional standards. The QA Scheme is a benchmark for quality across the tourism industry and operates across accommodation, visitor attractions and food sectors.
The Team of 10 Juniors from the East Lothian Junior Golf League who visited Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA on a 10 day golfing trip of a lifetime, have just returned home. Whilst there, the Players played 9 rounds of golf on Mid Pines, Pine Needles, Pinehurst No.1, No. 5 and twice on the famous US Open venue, Pinehurst No. 2. The Team was selected from performances in League events in 2018. A generous donation for funding had been made by Dan Van Horn, founder of US Kids Golf. And with assistance of Martyn Huish, professional at North Berwick, clothing and golf bags had been obtained through sponsorship received from Hotdocs.com, East Lothian Council, Scotland’s Golf Coast and Cablecom.