LONDON SCOTTISH SCHOOLS GOLF SOCIETY
During the period between 1971 and 1981 a London Scottish Schools Club match took place annually between the East and West, with teams coming from Watson’s, Heriot’s, Glasgow High School and Glasgow Academy. At a later meeting held at the Caledonian Club on the 7th October 1981, golfers from the above clubs plus Loretto met to form the current Society, with the inaugural competition taking place at Royal Mid Surrey in 1982.
The following year, the competition moved to Denham, Rickmansworth, where it has remained ever since. Nowadays, some 60 to 70 Scots, representing 12 to 16 teams, gather in June to compete for the Anniesland Trophy, and to renew acquaintances on the course and over a long lunch, whilst enjoying the fine facilities on offer at Denham, a club with strong Scottish connections.
Some school teams, who have participated in the past, have dropped by the wayside, most notably Aberdeen Grammar, Dollar, Heriot’s, Hutcheson’s, Marr, Merchiston and Royal High, and it would be great to see their school teams represented again. The committee has promoted the formation of Wanderers teams to participate, to encourage all golfers educated in Scotland to take part.
The programme for the event is as follows:
7.30 Clubhouse opens
7.45 Coffee and bacon rolls
8.15 Stableford Competition (from two tees)
13.30 (renowned) 3-course Denham lunch
15.00 Greensome Competition (9-Hole)
17.30 Tea and sandwiches followed by team and individual prize-giving.