Competition Information

Winter League Competition – Open to all Gentlemen members and run between October 2016 and March 2017. See notice board for details.

Mellor Cup – Hole and Hole singles handicap competition played during the summer months.

Thomson Cup – Hole and Hole Foursomes handicap competition played during the summer months.

Guthrie Cup – Best two net aggregate scores returned in Spring, Summer and Autumn Stroke competitions.

Charles E Young Trophy – Best two aggregate scratch scores returned in Spring, Summer and Autumn Stroke competitions.

Secretary’s Salver – Best aggregate scratch scores returned in the Spring Stroke competition and Saturday May Medal. Limited to members with handicaps of 9 or less. In the event of a tie the trophy shall be shared.

Kingston Trophy – Best two aggregate net scores returned in the three Kingston Trophy competitions. Open to all Gentlemen Members.

RM Lees Memorial Trophy – Leading scratch qualifier in the Club Championship.

Club Championship – Qualifying over 36 holes on Saturday 10th June 2017and Sunday 11th June 2017 (best 16 scratch scores in both ‘A’ and ‘B’ divisions qualify for the matchplay stages). The 36 hole final will be played on Saturday 17th June 2017.

Gents Senior Championship – Open to members aged 55 and over the qualifying will be over 18 holes on Saturday 10th June 2017 (best 16 scratch scores in both ‘A’ and ‘B’ divisions qualify for the matchplay stages).The matchplay dates will be announced at a later date.

JD Grant Trophy – 36 hole scratch strokeplay competition on Saturday 19th August 2016 and Sunday 20th August 2017.

Simon Harris Trophy – Open to all Gentlemen Members who are aged 55 years and over played on Sunday 7th May 2017 and Wednesday 10th May 2017.

BLOCK BOOKINGS

Major Competitions

Spring Stroke…………………………………………………..………29th April

Summer Stroke and Club Championship Qualifying Rd 1……….10th June

Club Championship Qualifying Rd 2………………………………..11th June

Strokeplay Championship……………………………………………19th & 20th August

Autumn Stroke……………………………………………….……….16th September

The entry sheet opens three weeks prior to the competition date. Play will commence at 7:30 am and the course will be closed prior to play. The block booking will be compressed as far as possible to enable the course to be opened for general play.

Medals – Saturday

The entry sheet opens two weeks prior to the competition date. The course will be closed prior to play.

Medals – Wednesday

The entry sheet opens two weeks prior to the competition date. The first tee will be block booked from 3.45pm until 6.00pm for Medal play during the Summer months. Members wishing to play in the competition but who are unable to get a time in the block will be allowed to play by arranging their own times.

  1. ALL competitors must sign in on the Entry Sheet prior to commencing play, even if they do not wish to participate in the sweeps. Members may not participate in the sweeps unless they enter the Competition. Members should sign in at least 10 minutes prior to their tee time.

Other Competitions

Seniors Open Texas Scramble…………………………………………….2nd May

Gentlemen’s Invitation Silloth………………………….……………………29th July

Seniors Open Greensomes.………………………………………………..10th August

The course will be closed prior to play and the first tee re-opened 15 minutes after the last allocated tee-time. See Notice boards for details.

Captain’s Team v Vice Captain’s Team………………….…………………12th  August

The course will be closed at 14.15pm when it must be cleared prior to a 14.30pm shotgun start. See Notice boards for details.

Christie Cup – Hole and Hole handicap competition played during the summer months.

McIntosh Cup – Hole and Hole Foursomes handicap competition played during the summer months.

Eckford Jubilee Rose Bowl – Best aggregate net score returned in the Spring Summer and Autumn Stroke competitions.

McLean Salver – Best aggregate scratch score returned in the Spring, Summer and Autumn Stroke competitions.

Comrie Trophy – 36 hole scratch competition played on Sunday 13th August 2017.

McKinnes Medal – 36 hole handicap competition played in conjunction with the Comrie Trophy on Sunday 13th August 2017.

Stroke Competitions – Draws for partners in the Stroke competitions are made in three handicap categories – up to 20, 21-30, 31+.

Club Championship – Silver Division qualifying played over 36 holes on Saturday 20th May 2017 and Sunday 21st May 2017. Bronze Division qualifying played over 18 holes on Saturday 20th May 2017. The best 8 best scratch scores in both Silver and Bronze Divisions will qualify for the match play stages. The finals will be played on Saturday 17th June 2017.

Major Competitions

Spring Stroke…………………………………………………………………15th April

Summer Stroke and Club Championship Qualifying.…………………….20th May

Autumn Stroke………………………………………………..……………….16th September

Play will commence at 7.30am and the course will be closed prior to play. The first tee will be re-opened 15 minutes after the last booked tee-time. In addition the first tee will be closed from 12.00pm until after the last booked tee-time with tee-times starting again at 12.15pm. Furthermore, no 3 or 4 balls will be permitted from 11.45am.

Club Championship Qualifying Round 2 Silver only….……………………21st May

Play will commence at 11:30am and the course will be closed from 11:15am. The first tee will be re-opened 15 minutes after the last booked tee-time. Furthermore, no 3 or 4 balls will be permitted from 10:45am.

Spoons

The Entry Sheet opens 2 weeks prior to the date shown under fixtures. Members wishing to play in the competition but who are unable to get a time within the blocks will be allowed to play by arranging their own times.

Other Competitions

Comrie Trophy & McKinnes Medal…………………………………………13th August

Ladies Captain’s Open Day…………..……………………………………..3rd August

The first tee will be closed prior to play and the tee reservations are as shown in the list of fixtures.

Liberton Ladies Invitation Shotgun….………………………………………22nd July

The course will be closed at 15.00pm when it must be cleared prior to a 15.15pm shotgun start.

Welsh Cup – Mixed Foursomes Hole and Hole handicap competition played during the summer months. Entries may be made in couples or singly. In the latter case couples will be drawn by ballot.

Anderson Trophy – Family foursomes Hole and Hole handicap competition played during the Summer Months

Mixed Competitions

Charity Foursomes……………………………………………………………23rd April

Tri-Am Competition……………………………………………………………13th May

Open Mixed Foursomes………………………………………………………1st July

Professional’s Day.……………………………………………………..……24th September

The course will be closed prior to play and the first tee will be re-opened 30 minutes after the last allocated tee-time.

JUNIORS

Junior Open…………………………………………………..……………….4th July

The course will be closed prior to play and the first tee will be re-opened 15 minutes after the last allocated tee-time.

Tait Trophies………………………………………………….………………23rd July

Craigend Trophy..…………………………………………..……………….10th September

Kingston Cup….………………………………………………….……………1st October

The first tee will be closed per the Fixture Card.

Medals – Sunday

The first tee will be closed per the fixture card.

HOLE & HOLE COMPETITIONS

A full list of rules is displayed on the competition notice board however the main rules are;

1) Matches must be played on or before the dates specified on the draw sheets.

2) The first named player or players are the challengers, and they must contact their

opponents as soon as possible with a view to arranging dates.

3) Three dates must be given by the challenger, one of which must be a Saturday or

Sunday.

4) The challenger is responsible for booking the starting time and entering the result.

5) In the event of no date being mutually agreed, the match will be played at 6.30pm on

the final date for that round, and if only one player or partnership be on the tee, then

that player or partnership will go forward to the next round.

6) In the event of a tie the result will be decided on the basis of a sudden death hole-by-hole play-off commencing at the 1st hole.  It is expected that players on the first tee will give way to such a decider.

Handicaps will be allowed exactly as in the stipulated round.

Where a sudden death play-off is not feasible for any reason players may elect either for a decider over 18 holes or by the toss of a coin – a decision on the method to be used to be made prior to playing the 18th hole. 

7) Any disputes should be referred to the Match Secretary whose decision will be final.

Etiquette

Members are expected to observe a high standard of etiquette on and off the course. The reserved parking spaces in the main car park must be left vacant for those entitled to use them. This includes the allocated disabled spaces. Parking in front of the clubhouse and on the drive is strictly prohibited in daylight hours.

On the course bunkers must be smoothed over, divots must be replaced and pitch marks on greens must be repaired. Rakes should be placed in centre of bunker after use.  Due consideration must be given at all times to members playing adjoining holes. Two-ball matches have precedence over, and are entitled to pass, three-ball and four ball matches. A single player playing on their own has exactly the same standing on the course as any other group.

Members should endeavour to play at the pace of the course. If however, one hole is lost to the group in front, players behind must be invited to play through.

Council will not hesitate to act against Members and their guests who do not observe the etiquette of the game of golf and the behaviour expected at Liberton Golf Club.

Adverse Weather Conditions

In the event of severe weather affecting the conditions out on the course, and threatening the continuation of play, the following procedures will be implemented by Council Members of Liberton Golf Club. In adopting these procedures, the Council has referred to Rule 6-8 (discontinuance of play) and Rule 33-2(d) (course unplayable). The procedures will be as follows:

1) To suspend play for a short period of time (30 minutes will be the maximum permitted), so as

to assess the situation, there will be one blast from an air horn. Players must mark their balls

as they lie.

2) To resume play after the above suspension, there will be two long blasts from an air horn.

Play will continue from where the ball was marked.

3) Complete cancellation of play will be signalled by three long blasts. On hearing this players

must leave the course.

Players are asked to make themselves familiar with Rule 6-8 as penalties may be incurred for breach of the rule.

It should be noted that prior to the commencement of play on any day, it is the Head Greenkeeper or his assistants who have the sole discretion as to whether the course is open for play. In the absence of the Head Greenkeeper or his Assistants, the Professional will take such a decision. In the absence of the aforementioned, the decision shall be made by a Member of Council. Such decision is binding on all members.

Play During Fog

In the event of fog obscuring visibility on the course, the Professional or Head Greenkeeper will have the discretion to close the course if they consider that the continuance of play may endanger players. The closure of the course will be signalled by an air horn using the procedure detailed above for adverse weather conditions. Members who continue to play after the signal has been given do so at their own risk.

Play During Lightning

In the event of lightning in the area, the Professional or Head Greenkeeper will have the discretion to close the course if they consider that the continuance of play may endanger players. The closure of the course will be signalled by an air horn using the procedure detailed above for adverse weather conditions. Members must discontinue play immediately and seek appropriate shelter.

 Competitions

Members who enter competitions must not withdraw without adequate notice or reasonable excuse. Council will take action against Members who fail to turn up without prior warning being given.

Members are reminded that ALL cards for Medal competitions MUST be returned, including ‘No Returns’, whether or not the card is completed. Failure to do so may result in the suspension of the Member’s handicap.

The Player’s Membership number and name must be printed at the top of the scorecard. The card must be signed by both the player and the marker. Cards submitted without both signatures will result in the player being disqualified. Starting and finishing times must also be entered on the card, where Council require this to be done.

Where competitions are played on more than one designated day, Members may only enter once.

The last tee-time in any competition, unless otherwise stated, will be not less than four hours before the closure of the clubhouse to enable the cards to be returned and the result, including the CSS, to be calculated as soon as possible.

All gentlemen’s major competitions, medals, hole and hole competitions and summer league matches will be played from the white tees. All other competitions are to be played from the Blue tees which are the designated tee of the Day.

All Ladies competitions are to be played from the RED tees.

January

Event

 

Times

 

February

15 Wed Annual General Meeting 19.00
 

March

18 Sat Ladies Opening Competition 13.00 – 14.30
 

April

02 Sun Juniors Extra Spring Medal No Block Booking
05 Wed Gents & Ladies Sweep No Block Booking
09 Sun Ladies Coronation Foursomes 13.00 – 15.00
12 Wed Gents & Ladies Sweep No Block Booking
15 Sat Ladies Spring Stroke 07.30 – 09.00

13.00 – 14.30

16 Sun Gents Stroke Competition Kingston Trophy

Rd 1

No Block Booking
  Junior Spring Stroke 13.30 – 14.15
18 Tue Ladies Stableford (1) (Plus 9 holes) No Block Booking
  Senior Gents v Duddingston

(home)

09.30 – 10.30
19 Wed Gents April Medal 15.45 – 18.00
20 Thu Senior Gents Fourball –

J Bagan Trophy

No Block Booking
21 Fri Ladies April Medal (Plus 9 holes) 09.00 – 10.30
22 Sat Gents & Ladies Medal 07.30 – 14.00
23 Sun Charity Mixed Foursomes – Shotgun 09.00
  Junior Team Match v Brintsfield (away) 14.00
24 Mon Senior Gents v Musselburgh (away) 09.30
26 Wed Gents Sweep & Ladies Stableford Sweep No Block Booking
27 Thu Ladies Friendly Match v Kingsknowe

(away)

14.00
  Ladies Five A Side Match v Swanston (home) 17.30 – 18.10
29 Sat Gents Spring Stroke 07.30 – as required
 

May

01 Mon Ladies Stableford (2) (Plus 9 holes) No Block Booking
02 Tue Senior Open Texas

Scramble

Course Closed

until 17.30

03 Wed Gents May Medal 15.45 – 18.00
  Ladies Inter Club

Broomieknowe

04 Thu Ladies Inter Club Broomieknowe
05 Fri Ladies Inter Club Broomieknowe
  Ladies May Medal (Plus 9 holes) 09.00 -10.30
06 Sat Gents & Ladies Medal 07.30 – 14.00
  Ladies Inter Club – Broomieknowe
07 Sun Gents Seniors – Simon Harris Trophy No Block Booking
  Junior Team Match v Prestonfield (home) 14.00 – 14.45
08 Mon Senior Gents v Royal Musselburgh (away) 09.30
  Gents Summer League v Duddingston

(away)

09 Tue Ladies Friendly Match v Gogarburn

(home)

16.30 – 17.00
10 Wed Senior Gents – Simon Harris Trophy No Block Booking
12 Fri Junior May Medal 14.30 – 15.00
13 Sat Mixed Tri-am – Scott Inglis Trophy 07.30 – as required
14 Sun Junior Team Match v Swanston (home) 14.00 – 14.45
15 Mon Gents Summer League Match v Musselburgh (home) 17.00 – 18.30
16 Tue Ladies 5 A Side Match v  Merchants (away)
17 Wed Gents & Ladies Sweep No Block Booking
18 Thu Senior Gents Stableford – John Glen Trophy No Block Booking
20 Sat Ladies Summer Stroke & Championship Qualifier Rd 1 07.30 – 09.00

13.00 – 14.30

21 Sun Ladies Silver Division Championship Qualifier Rd 2 11.30 – 12.30
23 Tue Gents Summer League Match v Murrayfield (away)
24 Wed Gents Sweep & Ladies Sweep 15.45 – 18.00
25 Thu Senior Gents v Falkirk Tryst (away) 11.00
26 Fri Captain’s Team v Lady Captain’s Team 16.00 – 18.00
28 Sun Ladies Victoria Day Competition 12.30 – 15.00
  Junior Team Match v Dalmahoy (away) 14.00
29 Mon Gents Summer League v Craigmillar Park (home) 17.00 – 18.30
30 Tue Ladies Stableford (3) & Grandmothers Trophy

(Plus 9 holes)

No Block Booking
31 Wed Gents Sweep & Ladies Stableford Sweep 15,45 – 18.00
 

June

02 Thu Ladies 5 A Side Match v Newbattle (home) 17.30 – 18.10
02 Fri Ladies June Medal (Plus 9 holes) 09.00 – 10.30
03 Sat Gents & Ladies Medal 07.30 – 14.00
04 Sun Junior June Medal 12.15 – 13.00
05 Mon Senior Gents v Musselburgh (home) 09.30 – 10.30
  Gents Summer League Match v Kinsknowe

(away)

06 Tue Ladies 3 Ball Competition 09.00 -10.30

17.00 – 18.00

07 Wed Gents June Medal 15.45 – 18.00
  Ladies 5 A Side Match v Ravelston (away)
10 Sat Gents Summer Stroke & Championship Qualifier Rd 1 07.30 – as required
  Gents Senior Championship Qualifier 07.30 – as required
11 Sun Gents Championship Qualifier Round 2 07.30 – as required
12 Mon Gents Championship “A” Division Round 1 Matchplay 16.30 – 18.30
13 Tue Gents Championship “B” Division Round 1 Matchplay 16.30 – 18.30
14 Wed Ladies Championships Silver & Bronze Round 1 Matchplay 16.30 – 18.30
15 Thu Gents Championship “A” & “B” Divisions Round 2 Matchplay 16.30 – 18.30
16 Fri All Championships Semi Finals 16.30 – 18.30
17 Sat All Championships Finals 08.45 – as required

12.45 – as required

18 Sun Mixed Competition subject to no Championship delays See Noticeboard
19 Mon Ladies Senior Foursomes

(Strawberry Tea)

13.00 – 14.00
 
21 Wed Ladies Medal & Doris Ferguson Trophy (plus 9 Hole Comp) 09.00 – 10.30

17.00- 18.15

23 Fri Ladies v Juniors v Kingston

(12 a side)

16.45 – 18.30
25 Sun Gents Stroke Competition Kingston Trophy

Rd 2

No Block Booking
27 Tue Ladies 5 A Side Match v Turnhouse

(home)

17.30 – 18.10
28 Wed Gents Sweep & Ladies Stableford Sweep No Block Booking
30 Fri Gents Summer League Match v Craigmillar park (away) 17.00
 

July

01 Sat Open Mixed Foursomes 07.30 – 16.00
02 Sun Open Mixed Foursomes

Matchplay

10.00 – 11.00

13.45 – 14.30

  Junior July Medal 13.15  – 13.45
03 Mon Gents Summer League Match v Kingsknowe

(home)

17.00 – 18.30
  Junior Extra Medal (1) No Block Booking
04 Tue Junior Open 10.00 -12.00
05 Wed Gents July Medal 15.45 – 18.00
06 Thu Ladies Friendly Match v Craigmillar Park (away) 17.30
  Ladies Morison Millar at Royal Musselburgh
07 Fri Ladies July Medal (Plus 9 holes) 09.30 – 10.15
08 Sat Gents & Ladies Medal 07.30 – 14.00
10 Mon Junior Extra Medal (2) No Block Booking
  Junior Inter Club Dalmahoy
  Senior Gents v Duddingston

(Away)

09.30
11 Tue Ladies 3 Club Challenge (Henderson CrystalPutter) 09.00 – 10.30

17.00 – 17.30

  Junior Inter Club – Dalmahoy
12 Wed Gents & Ladies Sweep No Block Booking
13 Thu Senior Gents Stroke Competition (A Cook Trophy) No Block Booking
14 Fri Gents Summer League Match v Musselburgh (away)
16 Sun Gents Stroke Competition Kingston Trophy

Rd 3

No Block Booking
17 Mon Junior Extra Medal (3) No Block Booking
  Gents Summer League Match v Murrayfield (home) 17.00 – 18.30
18 Tue Family Foursomes 16.45 – 17.30
  Ladies 5 A Side Match v Ratho (away)
19 Wed Gents & Ladies Sweep No Block Booking
  Family Foursomes 17.00 – as required
20 Thu Family Foursomes 17.00 – as required
  Senior Gents v Falkirk Tryst (home) 11.00 – 12.00
21 Fri Family Foursomes 17.00 – as required
22 Sat Ladies Invitation Shotgun 15.15
23 Sun Ladies Extra Day Medal No Block Booking
  Junior Summer StrokeplayChampionship

(Tait Trophy)

13.00 – 13.30
24 Mon Junior Extra Medal (4) No Block Booking
  Gents Summer League Match v Duddingston

(home)

17.00 – 18.30
25 Tue Ladies Friendly Match v Ratho Park (home) 17.30 – 18.00
26 Wed Gents Sweep & Ladies Stableford Sweep No Block Booking
27 Thu Senior Gents v Prestonfield

(away)

09.30
  Ladies 5 A Side Match v Prestonfield

(home)

17.30 – 18.10
29 Sat Gents Invitation Silloth 07.30 – as required
30 Sun Ladies v Veterans 14.00 -15.15
31 Mon Junior Extra Medal (5) No Block Booking
 

August

01 Tue Senior Inter Club – Duddingston
02 Wed Gents August Medal 15.45 – 18.00
  Senior Inter Club – Duddingston
03 Thu Lady Captains Open Day Course Closed until 17.00
  Senior Inter Club – Duddingston
04 Fri Senior Inter Club – Duddingston
05 Sat Gents & Ladies Medal 07.30 – 14.00
06 Sun Gents Open Competition Course Closed until 15.00
07 Mon Junior Extra Medal (6) No Block Booking
  Ladies Stableford (4) (Plus 9 holes) No Block Booking
08 Tue Ladies 5 A Side Match v Carrickvale

(away)

09 Wed Gents & Ladies Sweep No Block Booking
10 Thu Seniors Open Greensomes Course closed until 17.00
11 Fri Gents Tri Club Challenge 16.00 – 17.30
  Ladies August Medal (Plus 9 holes) 09.00 – 10.15
12 Sat Captain v Vice Captain Shotgun start 14.30. Course closed from 14.15
13 Sun Ladies 36 Hole Medal Competition 08.00 – 08.45

12.00 – 12.45

14 Mon Junior Extra Medal (7) No Block Booking
15 Tue Ladies Friendly Match v Dalmahoy (away) 14.00
16 Wed Gents & Ladies Sweep No Block Booking
18 Fri Junior August

Medal

14.00 – 14.30
  Ladies Nine Wine & Dine 17.00 – 18.00
19 Sat Gents Strokeplay

Championship

Rd 1

07.30 – as required
20 Sun Gents Strokeplay

Championship

Rd 2

07.30 – as required
21 Mon Senior Gents v Baberton (away) 09.30
23 Wed Gents & Ladies Sweep No Block Booking
25 Fri Council Cup 16.00 – 16.30
26 Sat Mount Vernon Charity Day See Notice Board
27 Sun Ladies Texas Scramble 13.00 – 14.30
28 Mon Senior Gents v Royal Musselburgh (home) 09.30 – 10.30
30 Wed Gents Sweep & Ladies Stableford Sweep No Block Booking
 

September

01 Fri Ladies Medal (Plus 9 holes) 09.00 – 10.30
  Junior September Medal 14.00 – 14.30
  Gents Inter Club – Bruntsfield Links
02 Sat Gents & Ladies Medal 07.30 – 14.00
  Gents Inter Club – Bruntsfield Links
03 Sun Gents Inter Club – Bruntsfield Links
05 Tue Ladies Friendly Match v Baberton (home) 14.00 – 14.30
06 Wed Gents September Medal 15.45 – 18.00
07 Thu Senior Gents v Prestonfield

(home)

09.00– 10.00
08 Fri Sponsors Day Competition 13.30 – as required
09 Sat Gents Autumn Stroke 07.30 – as required
10 Sun Junior Autumn Stroke – Craigend Trophy 12.00 – 13.00
  Ladies Thistle Brooch Competition 13.00 – 14.30
13 Wed Gents & Ladies Sweep No Block Booking
15 Fri Kingston v Veterans 15.30 – as required
16 Sat Ladies Autumn Stroke 07.30 – as required

12.15 – as required

17 Sun Kingston Invitational Tournament 11.30 – as required
18 Mon Ladies Stableford (5) (Plus 9 holes) No Block Booking
20 Wed Gents & Ladies Sweep No Block Booking
23 Sat Ladies Extra Day Medal No Block booking
24 Sun Professionals Day See Noticeboard
27 Wed Gents Sweep & Ladies Stableford Sweep No Block Booking
29 Fri Ladies October Medal (plus 9 Holes) 09.30 – 10.30
30 Sat Gents & Ladies October Medal 07.30 – 14.00
 

October

01 Sun Junior Stroke Competition (Kingston Cup) 14.00 – 15.00
04 Wed Gents October Medal No Block Booking
07 Sat Ladies Medals Finals 13.00 – 14.30
08 Sun Mixed Competition Miller Haxton

Trophy

09.30 – as required
09 Mon Course Maintenance
13 Fri Junior October Medal 14.00 – 15.00
15 Sun Ladies Closing Competition 13.00 – 14.00
 

November

10 Fri Annual Prizegiving 19.30