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Lothians Golf Association

Online Entry for Lothians Boys Championship 2024

Sunday 4th August 2024


LOTHIANS BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP

RULES OF THE COMPETITION

1. The Competition will be played in accordance with the rules of golf for stroke play and match play competitions as approved by the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews and in accordance with the local rules approved by the Championship Committee applicable to the course on which the Championship and qualifying rounds will be played.

2. Entrants must be amateur golfers as defined by the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews in the Amateur Status Definition in force in the year of the Championship. The Championship is open to boys under the age of 18 on 31st December in the year prior to the competition.

3. Entrants must have a Handicap Index of 28.4 or under as at the date of entry. The number of competitors will be restricted to 96 and in the event of the number of entries exceeding the figure fixed by the Tournament Committee, a ballot will be held to eliminate higher handicap players as necessary

4. The competition is open to players whose Home Club is a Course Owning Club affiliated to the Lothians Golf Association.

5. All Entries shall be subject to the approval of the Championship Committee, who shall be entitled to refuse or accept any entry and shall not be called upon to give any reason for their action.

6. The qualifying round shall consist of one round of medal play. At the conclusion of play in the qualifying round, the draw will be made for the match play stages of the Championship. The draw will be e-mailed to each qualifier and will be available on the Lothians Golf Association website. Competitors who qualify will be responsible for establishing their starting time.

7. The Lindsay Trophy will be awarded to the player with the lowest scratch score over 18 qualifying holes. There will also be trophies for the best scratch score for Under 16 and Under 14 categories. In the event of a tie the winner will be determined in accordance with Rule 8. (Below)

8. Conditions: In the event of a tie the following shall apply.

● If still a tie: The winner shall be the person with the lowest last nine holes (holes 10 to 18)
● If still a tie: The winner shall be the person with the lowest last six holes (holes 13 to18)
● If still a tie: The winner shall be the person with the lowest last three holes (holes 16 to 18)
● If still a tie the Tournament Committee will revert to the scores on the front nine and follow the same process as above

9. 16 qualifiers will go forward to compete under match play conditions.

10. Players must conform to the regulations regarding dress, applying to the Clubhouse and the Course where they are playing and must report immediately on arrival to the officials in charge. Caddies are not permitted throughout the championship.

11. Players must be ready to start punctually at their time on the draw sheet. This rule also applies to the Match Play stage of the Tournament. Failure to observe this requirement will render the player concerned to be penalised under rule 5-3a.


12. Should a player be unable to play the LGA Secretary should be contacted prior to the tee off time. Failure to provide a suitable explanation may result in the player being excluded from next year’s competition. Entry Fees are not refundable after the draw is made.

13. After commencement of play, withdrawing from the tournament will only be accepted in exceptional circumstances. A breach of this rule may result in entries in future years not being accepted.

14. All disputes shall be settled by the Championship Committee whose decision shall be final. No complaint will be considered unless lodged in writing with the Association Secretary.

15. The days for the match play will be determined by the Championship Committee and posted on the website. Details will be made available at the qualifying Tournament.

16. In the event of a match being all square after 18 holes, extra holes must be played immediately, until there is a winner. The sequence of the holes to be played will be at the discretion of the committee.

17. The winner of the Tournament shall be crowned the Lothians Boys Amateur Champion for the year. The Trophy shall be held for a year by the club from which the winner is entered. The losing finalist and semi-finalists will receive prizes. Medals will be presented to the winner and runner up.

18. All players who, at the conclusion of the Championship, are on the prize list are expected to attend the prize giving ceremony on the Thursday following qualifying.

19. To comply with GDPR legislation the player, in entering this competition, agrees that his contact details can be used for the purposes of this championship. The way we use this information will generally be in line with the Scottish Golf Ltd Privacy Policy which can be seen by following the link www.scottishgolf.org/privacy-policy

Electronic measuring devices may be used, as long as they are only used to measure distance.



Player

A valid CDH ID is required to enter this competition. Please contact your home club if you do not know it.

Only Scottish Lifetime IDs may be used.



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