INTERNATIONAL GOLFCHAMPIONSHIP OF THE SHOE, LEATHER AND ALLIED TRADES - JUNE 20TH, 21ST, 22ND 2012, AT NORTH BERWICK, EAST LOTHIAN

Published:  03 July, 2012

The 67th Championship took place at the North Berwick Golf Club and the Glen Golf Club in Scotland, both with spectacular views over the Firth of Forth and the Bass rock. Nearly one hundred competitors braved the strong winds and rain over the three days of the Championship. The Trade Banquet on the Thursday night at the Marine Hotel raised a record amount of over £7000 on the night for the Trade Charities. Richard Kottler of Footwear Friends and William Tusting from the LHTBI received cheques from President Gordon A Wilson.

In the International Match for the Bridge of Weir Trophy, Scotland & Ireland captained by John McHugh turned the tables on England & Wales captained by Paul Pritty, by winning convincingly 4 and 2.

The Championship News Bowl was won by Gus Laurenson, a Retailer from Dundee with 72 points over 36 holes; the Ladies Champion was Susie O’Brien from Galway with 72 points.

Runner up, winning the United Chrometanners Cup was Stephen O’Brien from Galway, and in third place winning the Chairman’s Mashie was John McHugh from Cork. The Wilbur Muirhead Scratch Cup was won by Graham Hamilton from Brampton in Cumbria, depriving brother Craig of a 10th successive win.

The Hugh Denton Trophy for the Under 35’s was won by Andrew Wilkinson from Leicestershire, and the Turner Bowl for the Over 60’s was won by Pat Hanley from Dublin. The Mawer Marlow Trophy for the Over 70’s was retained by Charles Chamberlain from Rochdale Lancashire.

The O’Brien Family from Galway in Ireland had a great Championship, taking home four trophies ! Mum Susie winning the Ladies Championship, Son Stephen as runner up in the Men’s Championship winning the United Chrometanners Cup and the Regional Shamrock Trophy, and finally Dad Bernard winning the Presidents Salver.

In 2013 the Championship returns to Southport in Lancashire, the Golf Coast, playing at Hillside Golf Club and Hesketh Golf Club, from June 19th to June 21st., anyone not on the mailing list who would like to play please contact Rodney@leicesteruk.co.uk

                                                           

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