Leith Rules Golf Society
The aim of the Society is to increase the recognition of Leith Links as the home of the earliest recorded rules of golf and one of the game's prominent early locations



Current events

Recent events

Other events

The original rules

Leith golf history


Contact Us

Latest news.....

19th September - Outing to Liberton, details issued to our golfing members.

Leith Links Events
July 2nd to 5th - annual hickory events at Leith Links
    2nd - challenge match with Musselburgh Old
    3rd - challenge match with Bruntsfield Short Hole
    4th - Foulis Medal, for Leith-based teams
    5th - Hickory Open
The 3rd also saw us take advantage of the Links set-up to hold a special launch of the statue project. Report here

12th July - report on our outing to Hill of Tarvit

Some background information on the Society ?
Click here to find out more

A brochure about the Society is available. Download it here
(Adobe PDF format - 932KB) or contact us for a copy.

Want to become a member of the society ?
Click here to find out more. We currently have members from as far afield as Australia and the USA, as well as from all over Britain. 

Art of Golf - we were invited to participate in the launch of this exhibition [more]

July 24th - report on our annual challenge match with Bruntsfield Short Hole

Progress on the statue
The Scottish Parliament has approved our plans for the statue and the Bill received Royal Assent on 27th March 2014. Read all about the Statue Project here

History of Leith Golf
A recently-developed in-depth history of golf at Leith Links and our Society can be found here.

"The Gowffer's Tattle"
The latest edition of our newsletter is hot off the press and is available for download as a PDF file
Issue 2014/2 - July 2014

Earlier editions are also available -
Issue 2014/1 - February 2014
Issue 9 - January 2013
Issue 8 - July 2012
Issue 7 - November 2011
Issue 6 - January 2011
Issue 5 - January 2010
Issue 4 - July 2009
Issue 3 - May 2008
Issue 2 - November 2007
Issue 1 - March 2007

Society commemorative tie
We have available a special society tie. [more]

The first rules of golf created by the golfers at Leith in 1744 tell us something about the challenges faced by these early golfers and the society they lived in. View them here.