The 100th playing of the famous “Inches” Open Golf Championship will take place over the historic Bruntsfield Short Hole Golf Course from Monday 11th to Friday 15th August, 2014.
The Inches Trophy was first presented for play in 1904 by Sir Robert Kirk Inches, one of the co-founders of the well-known family business, Hamilton & Inches, jewellers and silvermakers, of George Street, Edinburgh.
The competition is open to all amateur golfers, Ladies and Gentlemen, 14 years and over. and will be limited to the first 32 golfers to apply.
The Inches Trophy and medals will be presented after the final on Friday 15th August.
Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals presented by
Hamilton & Inches Ltd, 87 George Street, Edinburgh.
Play starts at 18:00 Monday to Friday. See Fixture List.
The Secretary, B.S.H.G.C., 27 Buckstone Dell, Edinburgh EH10 6PG. Phone 0131 445 2705
Entries closed. Draw Tuesday 5th August, 2014, after Summer Medal..
Paella cooking demo – the do’s and don’ts of Spains National dish. Fun and informal.
Refreshements and samples on the night.
Tickets £20 in advance, includes the book, The Half Canned Cooks (£12.00), and some Paella Rice.
Time: 7.00pm to 9.00pm.
To Book Please Call:
Glasgow – 0141 334 5444
Edinburgh – 0131 228 6241
Glasgow, 313 Great Western Road – Monday 5 September
Edinburgh, 24 Leven Street – Wednesday 7 September
On a fine sunny evening in Leith, golfers once again gathered on the historic Leith Links to enjoy a game of Gouf.
Teams from the Leith Rules Golf Society and the Bruntsfield Short Hole Golf Club were in attendance for their annual match during Hickory Open Week.
The Leith Rules Golf Society was formed to celebrate the setting down of the original “Rules of Golf” in 1744 and the Bruntsfield Short Hole Golf Club was formed in 1895 following the original six hole course, dating back to the early 1400s, having beenrestyled into the now very popular thirty-six short hole course.
In keeping with the history of the golf played on the Links, the match was played with historic hickory clubs and old golf balls.
The course for Hickory Week consists of 5 holes laid out between Links Gardens in the west and Seafield Place at the east end of the Links along the full length of Gladstone Place. Each hole is played twice resulting in a challenging 10 hole course.
The Leith Franklin Academical Cricket Club who play cricket on Leith Links allow the golfers to use their Pavilion for the duration of Hickory Open Week and the course is set-up with assistance from Winterfield Golf Course.
The two teams are divided into pairs and the four matches are played as foursomes, best ball, match play.
The first match on the tee was Alastair Chalmers & Eugene Bradley, representing Leith Rules GS against Jimmy Robertson & Ian Fleming representing Bruntsfield Short Hole GC. The match was very close with Bruntsfield winning 2 & 1.
The second match between Pat Denzler & Robin Morris (LRGS) and Gordon Cochrane & Michael Angelini (BSHGC) was won by Bruntsfield 3 & 2.
The third match was between Jim Maguire & Chester Kruk (LRGS) and William Wright & John Hargreaves (BSHGC) with Bruntsfield winning 2 holes up. This was the last match to finish and it was finished in spectacular style with John Hargreaves putting his second shot from off the green straight into the hole for a two.
The last match on the tee was David Maguire & Brian Graham (LRGS) and Stuart Rose & David Rintoul (BSHGC) the match was won by Leith Rules GS 3 & 2.
The matches were played in there usual friendly manner and enjoyed by all.
After the meal Brian Graham once again thanked the players for the sporting nature of the play but was dismayed at the defeat. Leith Rules GS had played Musselburgh Old Course GC the night before and also lost and were looking for victory.
The Captain of the Bruntsfield SHGC, Jimmy Robertson, thanked Leith Rules GS for their hospitality and thanked the catering staff, Evelyn Brown and Evelyn Hislop, for preparing the meal and their service behind the bar.
Jimmy Robertson invited the Leith Rules to the Bruntsfield Links for the return match over the Short Hole Course on Thursday 28th of July.
After the formalities the players relaxed in the pavilion and talked about golf and all agreed it had been a good night.
On Saturday 9th July the “premier” event the Hickory Open takes place over the same course. An entry form for the event is available on the Leith Rules GS Website.
The newly refurbished retail unit for rent at 5 Home Street is next to the very successfull James-Morrow Home Entertainment and the Cafe Class. There are two floors available for public use and a loading bay in front of the shop.
There is also a strong Traders Association in the area, the Tollcross Traders Association.
On Saturday, 18 June 2011, a replica of the original 6 hole golf course will be layed out across Bruntsfield Links from Bruntsfield Terrace to Spottiswoode Road. This will be similar to the original course which was changed in the 1890s to form the present 36-hole Short Hole Course.
The Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society, which dates back to 1761, are holding an Anniversary Golf Tournament with hickory clubs and period dress.
The 36-hole Short Hole Golf Course will be closed for this historic tournament which will take place on Bruntsfield Links on Saturday, 18th June 2011.
Due to safety issues, some paths crossing the area of the Short Hole Golf Course on Bruntsfield Links will closed at various times from 8am until 5.30pm, but alternative access routes will be available on the next pathway over the Links.
The main Leamington Walk will be open at all times and stewards will be on site to assist on crossing points.
If you require any further information, please call the South Edinburgh Local Office on 0131 529 5151.
Glasgow, 313 Great Western Road – Tuesday 21st June
Edinburgh, 24 Leven Street – Wednesday 22nd June
Tamales? Gorditas? Tortillas? Sopes? – Masa Harina (100% corn flour) produces a whole host of Mexican dishes.
Dougie Bell will cook dishes from The Half Canned Cooks.
Tickets £20 in advance
Includes the book or groceries if you already have the book.
To Book Please Call:
Glasgow – 0141 334 5444
Edinburgh – 0131 228 6241
The pavement refurbishment on George IV Bridge could include a replcement lamppost for Greyfriars Bobby.
The statue situated on Candlemaker Row was unvieled without ceremony in 1873.
It was erected by Baroness Angelia Georgina Burdett-Coutts, President of the Ladies Committee of the RSPCA, with the permission of the City Council.The original statue contained a fountain for the public with bronze cups chained to it and at ground level a drinking trough for dogs. Bronze cups were used because the copper in the bronze kills germs and is hardwearing. They new a thing or two in those days.
There was also a gaslight behind the statue which illuminated the statue at night. This light was cut down to the height of the railings and stoppered when the city streetlights were converted to electricity. After a further refurbishment it was removed altogether
Now there are tell-tale signs that the City Council is replacing the lamp during the refurbishment of the pavements on George IV Bridge. To plastic pipes can be seen behind the statue of Bobby suitable for electric cables.
This idea of replacing the light at the famous and most photographed statue in Edinburgh came from the One o’clock Gun and Timeball Association.
Local historian George Robinson has recently compiled ‘The Greyfriars Bobby A-Z in fact & fiction’.
The book is available from Edinburgh Books, West Port, priced £5.00.
Displayed are two packets of McVities Dark Chocolate Digestives bought recently in the Tollcross area of Edinburgh from large High Street Stores/Supermarkets.
Both packets are the same size 400g and cost exactly the same price.
Apart from the packaging, can you spot a difference?
The Best Before date on the one with the 33% Extra Free is the 5th November 2011 and the Best Before date on the VIP Club packet is 12 November 2011.