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Merchistonians v MCS at HCEG
On Sunday 18 June, the Merchiston Golf Academy played its annual match against the Merchistonians at the world-renowned Open Championship venue, The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, Muirfield.

Blessed with glorious sunshine, with little wind, and a pre-match lunch, that would equal any royal banquet, the match was set to be a cracker.

In match one, the boys were up against it right from the start; 4 down through 4 holes, playing against two of the Halford stalwarts, the boys fought back hard, eventually losing on the 18th hole. Match two proved to be a tight affair also, and, had it not been for one or two, and too many stray shots from the boys, the loss on the last hole could have been quite different!

In the final match, and playing Muirfield for the first time, the two “young guns” proved unfazed by the course’s reputation, as one of the toughest links courses in the world. With impressive know how and quality precision shots, the youngsters went round in 3 over par, which, especially in foursomes golf, is mighty impressive! I will leave you to your imagination what you think that result finished up as..!

All in all, this was a wonderful day out,  with the Merchistonians victorious in the final result, winning 2-1.

A massive thank you to all involved for giving the boys such a wonderful day’s golfing experience. It was a day they will remember for the rest of their lives.


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