The Scottish Solicitors Benevolent Fund Golf Outing moves across the Forth to Leven Links this year which is once again kindly sponsored by the First Scottish Group and Legal Post (Scotland) Limited.
The Leven Golfing Society is the eleventh oldest golf club in the world dating back to 1820 ,is widely regarded as one of the best and purest links courses in Scotland and is an Open Championship Qualifying Venue. Leven Links is also the venue for two of the most prestigious amateur events on the Scottish golfing calendar, the Scottish Champion of Champions which is traditionally the season opener for the top amateur golfers in Scotland and the Standard Life Amateur Champion Gold Medal which is recognised as the oldest amateur stroke play competition in the world. Both past champions boards are displayed proudly in the Leven Golfing Society Club House, many of the names being instantly recognisable amongst whom Scotland’s own Andrew Coltart featured in 1989 followed by his brother-in-law Lee Westwood in 1993. Now they have the privilege of hosting us ! Hopefully last year’s winners from Register House will have been too pre-occupied with Advance Notices, Plans Reports and their own version of the One Shot Rule to be bothered with honing their golfing skills to retain the trophy yet again !!
Leven Links should provide quite a challenge ,the signature hole is the 18th which is a real test of golf for golfers of all standards. In a Bunkered magazine poll it was recently voted the second hardest finishing hole in Scotland behind the 18th at Carnoustie and is an absolute nightmare if played into the wind, which is almost guaranteed!!!
For those up to the challenge, teams of four drawn from firms, faculties and indeed anyone who has even the remotest link with the profession are welcome to come along and put themselves to another great test of links golf. Further information available on the www.levengolfingsociety.co.uk website to whet the appetite. Entry forms for teams of four and further information is available from Ross D Ireland, Williamson & Henry LLP, 13 St Mary Street, Kirkcudbright (LP-1 Kirkcudbright, telephone 01557 330692 and email firstname.lastname@example.org). Numbers are restricted so please gather your teams together, get your entry in now and get it in your diary. Book early to avoid disappointment! Last date for entries is Friday 24th July.