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Youngsters shine in end of term tournament

Primary and secondary pupils at golf tournament at  Kingsfield Golf Centre with Stephen Gallacher.

Primary and secondary pupils at golf tournament at Kingsfield Golf Centre with Stephen Gallacher.

Primary and secondary pupils in Linlithgow took part in an end of term golf tournament at Kingsfield Golf Club.

Organised by the Stephen Gallacher Foundation and Linlithgow schools PE specialist Lesley Malone, the Stephen Gallacher Cup 2014 saw primary pupils from five schools within the Linlithgow Cluster attend and play in a mock Ryder Cup tournament.

Four pupils from each of the schools - Low Port, Linlithgow, Linlithgow Bridge, Bridgend and Springfield - attended and represented Europe and the USA.

Senior pupils from Linlithgow Academy also participated in a Texas Scramble, a putting and nearest-the-pin competition.

The winners on the day were Alexander Reid, Lachlan Boyd, Tom Watson, Ross Tulloch, Gary McBrayne and teacher Roger Black.

Various prizes, such as golf hats, golf pouches and certificates were handed out to all those taking part and refreshments were provided at the end of play.

Lesley Malone said: ‘‘Over the last six weeks of term, we held coaching for local primary schools.

‘‘The Ryder Cup-style event was staged to mark the end of the coaching programme.

‘‘Unfortunately, Winchburgh could not make it, so Linlithgow put two teams in.

‘‘Team USA ran out winners on this occasion - hopefully not a sign for the future.

‘‘Well done to all the children who competed and had fun on the day.

Attending the event was Linlithgow Academy head teacher David McKenzie, who said: ‘‘Special mention must go to Lesley for her hard work, enthusiasm, organisation of all schools and for making the coaching and actual event run so smoothly.’’

 

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