Lothians Golf Association

Online Entry for Lothians Handicap Stableford Championship 2024

Sunday 25th August 2024



1. The Competition will be played in accordance with the rules of golf for stroke 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. There is no limit on the age of the champion. Should the champion be under 18 at the time of playing a match he and his parent/carer should agree, at the time of entry, to comply with the LGA Safeguarding Procedures. This will involve completing appropriate forms. Clubs or players, at the time of entry, should contact the LGA Secretary for further information.

3. Entrants must be in the handicap index range of between 4.5 and 28.4 at the date of entry, and be over the age of 18 as at the 1st January each year. The number of competitors will be restricted to 72 and in the event of the number of entries exceeding the figure fixed by the Championship Committee a ballot will be held to eliminate higher handicap players as necessary. The handicap at the time of entry is the handicap that will count at the closing date.

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. 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.

7. Players must be ready to start punctually at their time on the draw sheet. Failure to observe this requirement will render the player concerned to be penalised under rule 5-3a.

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

9. 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.

10. 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 LGA Secretary.

11. The overall handicap winner of the Tournament will receive the McManus Handicap Stroke Play Trophy.

In the event of a tie for any place, the winner will be the player returning the best score for the last nine holes after deduction of the strokes allowed on these holes, as per his handicap allowance (1/2). If this results in a tie, the same method will be used for the last six holes and then the last three holes if necessary. If there is still a tie the same method will be used for the front nine holes. Should there still be a tie, then a decision will be made at the discretion of the Tournament committee.

• Prize vouchers will be awarded for the three handicap categories, designated after entries to the competition have closed
• No competitor can win more than one prize

12. The winner of the Tournament shall be crowned the McManus Handicap Stroke Play Champion for the year. The Trophy shall be held for a year by the club from which the winner is entered.

13. Players who, at the conclusion of the Championship, are on the prize list are expected to attend the prize giving ceremony.

14. 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

The host venue and date for this competition will be arranged by the Association and this information shall be listed on the Association website on the page relating to this competition.

This tournament is subject to all Covid-19 Rules and legislation as laid out by the Scottish Government, SGL, and the host Golf Club

This competition requires that fees be paid to complete entry. If the payment process is not completed, your entry may be removed.


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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