Competition Information

Fixtures & Important Dates

January – December 2018

January Event   Times
February
21 Wed Annual General Meeting 19.00
March
17 Sat Ladies Opening Competition 13.00 – 14.30
April
01 Sun Juniors Extra Spring Medal No Block Booking
04 Wed Gents & Ladies Sweep No Block Booking
08 Sun Ladies Coronation Foursomes 13.00 – 15.00
11 Wed Gents & Ladies Sweep No Block Booking
14 Sat Ladies Spring Stroke 07.30 – 09.00

13.00 – 14.30

15 Sun Gents Stroke Competition Kingston Trophy Rd 1 No Block Booking
Junior Spring Stroke 13.30 – 14.15
17 Tue Ladies Stableford (1) (Plus 9 holes) No Block Booking
Senior Gents v Duddingston (home) 09.30 – 10.30
18 Wed Gents April Medal 15.45 – 18.00
19 Thu Senior Gents Fourball – J Bagan Trophy No Block Booking
20 Fri Ladies April Medal (Plus 9 holes) 09.00 – 10.30
21 Sat Gents & Ladies Medal 07.30 – 14.00
22 Sun Charity Mixed Foursomes – Shotgun 09.00
23 Mon Senior Gents v Musselburgh (away) 09.30 Tee
25 Wed Gents Sweep & Ladies Stableford Sweep No Block Booking
26 Thu Ladies Friendly Match v Kingsknowe (home) 14.00 – 14.45
Ladies Five A Side Match v Ratho Park (home) 17.30 – 18.10
28 Sat Gents Spring Stroke 07.30 – as required
30 Mon Ladies Stableford (2) (Plus 9 holes) No Block Booking
May
01 Tue Senior Open Texas Scramble Course Closed

until 17.30

02 Wed Gents May Medal 15.45 – 18.00
Ladies Inter Club – Craigmillar Park
03 Thu Ladies Inter Club – Craigmillar Park
04 Fri Ladies Inter Club – Craigmillar Park
Ladies May Medal (Plus 9 holes) 09.00 -10.30
05 Sat Gents & Ladies Medal 07.30 – 14.00
Ladies Inter Club – Craigmillar Park
06 Sun Gents Seniors – Simon Harris Trophy No Block Booking
07 Mon Senior Gents v Royal Musselburgh (away) 09.30 Tee
Gents Summer League v Kingsknowe (home) 17.00 – 18.30
08 Tue Ladies Friendly Match v Gogarburn (away) 17.00
09 Wed Senior Gents – Simon Harris Trophy No Block Booking
11 Fri Junior May Medal 14.30 – 15.00
12 Sat Mixed Tri-am – Scott Inglis Trophy 07.30 – as required
15 Tues Gents Summer League Match v Swanston New (away)
16 Wed Gents & Ladies Sweep No Block Booking
17 Thu Senior Gents Stableford – John Glen Trophy No Block Booking
Ladies 5 A Side Match v Prestonfield (away)
20 Sun Ladies Victoria Day Competition 12.30 – 15.00
23 Wed Gents Sweep & Ladies Sweep No Block Booking
24 Thu Senior Gents v Falkirk Tryst (away) 10.00 Tee
25 Fri Captain’s Team v Lady Captain’s Team 16.00 – 18.00
26 Sat Ladies Summer Stroke & Championship Qualifier Rd 1 07.30 – 09.00

13.00 – 14.30

27 Sun Ladies Silver Division Championship Qualifier Rd 2 12.30 – 1.30
29 Tues Ladies Stableford (3) & Grandmothers Trophy (Plus 9 holes) No Block Booking
Gents Summer League v Baberton (away)
30 Wed Gents Sweep & Ladies Stableford Sweep No Block Booking
31 Thu Ladies 5 A Side Match v Broomieknowe (home) 17.30 – 18.10
June
01 Fri Ladies June Medal (Plus 9 holes) 09.00 – 10.30
02 Sat Gents & Ladies Medal 07.30 – 14.00
03 Sun Junior June Medal 12.15 – 13.00
04 Mon Senior Gents v Musselburgh (home) 09.30 – 10.30
Gents Summer League Match v Baberton (home) 17.00 – 18.30
05 Tue Ladies 3 Ball Competition 09.00 -10.30

17.00 – 18.00

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

12.45 – as required

17 Sun Ping Scottish Mixed Championship Qualifying Competition See Noticeboard
18 Mon Ladies Senior Foursomes (Strawberry Tea) 13.00 – 14.00
Gents Summer League v Newbattle (home) 17.00 – 18.30
20 Wed Ladies Medal & Doris Ferguson Trophy ( plus 9 Hole Comp) 09.00 – 10.30

17.00- 18.15

22 Fri Ladies v Juniors v Kingston (12 a side) 16.45 – 18.30
23 Sat If Championship moves back Ping Mixed Qualifier See Noticeboard
24 Sun Gents Stroke Competition Kingston Trophy Rd 2 No Block Booking
25 Mon Gents Summer League v Ratho Park (home) 17.00 – 18.30
26 Tue Ladies 5 A Side Match v Merchants of Edinburgh (home) 17.30 – 18.10
27 Wed Gents Sweep & Ladies Stableford Sweep No Block Booking
30 Sat Open Mixed Foursomes 07.30 – 16.00
July
01 Sun Open Mixed Foursomes Match-play

 

10.00 – 11.00

13.45 – 14.30

Junior July Medal 13.15 – 13.45
02 Mon Gents Summer League Match v Kingsknowe (away)
Junior Extra Medal (1) No Block Booking
03 Tue Junior Open 10.00 -12.00
04 Wed Gents July Medal 15.45 – 18.00
05 Thu Ladies Friendly Match v Craigmillar Park (home) 17.30 – 18.15
Ladies Morison Millar at Swanston New
06 Fri Ladies July Medal (Plus 9 holes) 09.30 – 10.15
07 Sat Gents & Ladies Medal 07.30 – 14.00
08 Sun Family Foursomes Competition
09 Mon Junior Extra Medal (2) No Block Booking
Senior Gents v Duddingston (Away) 09.30 Tee
10 Tue Ladies 3 Club Challenge (Henderson Crystal Putter) 09.00 – 10.30

17.00 – 17.30

11 Wed Gents & Ladies Sweep No Block Booking
12 Thu Senior Gents Stroke Competition (A Cook Trophy)

Gents Summer League v Newbattle (away)

No Block Booking
15 Sun Gents Stroke Competition Kingston Trophy Rd 3 No Block Booking
16 Mon Junior Extra Medal (3) No Block Booking
Gents Summer League Match v Ratho Park (away)
Ladies 5 A Side Match v Dalmahoy (away)
18 Wed Gents & Ladies Sweep No Block Booking
19 Thurs Senior Gents v Falkirk Tryst (home) 10.00 – 11.00
21 Sat Ladies Invitation Shotgun – Foursomes 15.15
22 Sun Ladies Extra Day Medal No Block Booking
Junior Summer Strokeplay Championship (Tait Trophy) 13.00 – 13.30
23 Mon Junior Extra Medal (4) No Block Booking
Gents Summer League Match v Swanston New (home) 17.00 – 18.30
24 Tue Ladies Friendly Match v Ratho Park (away) 14.00
25 Wed Gents Sweep & Ladies Stableford Sweep No Block Booking
26 Thu Gents Interclub – Royal Burgess 16.30 Tee
27 Fri Gents Interclub – Royal Burgess 16.45 Tee
28 Sat Gents Invitation Silloth 07.30 – as required
Gents Interclub – Royal Burgess 8.30 Tee
29 Sun Ladies v Veterans 14.00 -15.15
30 Mon Junior Extra Medal (5) No Block Booking
Senior Inter Club – Ratho Park
31 Tue Senior Inter Club – Ratho Park
Ladies 5 A Side Match v Prestonfield (away)
August
01 Wed Gents August Medal 15.45 – 18.00
Senior Inter Club – Ratho Park
02 Thu Lady Captains Open Day Course Closed till 17.00
Senior Gents v Prestonfield (away) 9.00 Tee
Senior Inter Club – Ratho Park
04 Sat Gents & Ladies Medal 07.30 – 14.00
05 Sun Gents Open Competition Course Closed until 15.00
06 Mon Junior Extra Medal (6) No Block Booking
Ladies Stableford (4) (Plus 9 holes) No Block Booking
Junior Interclub – Prestonfield
08 Wed Ladies Friendly Match v Merchants of Edinburgh (home) 16.00 – 16.45
Gents & Ladies Sweep No Block Booking
09 Thu Seniors Open Greensomes Course closed until 17.00
Junior Interclub – Prestonfield
10 Fri Ladies August Medal (Plus 9 holes) 09.00 – 10.15
11 Sat Captain v Vice Captain Shotgun start 14.30. Course closed from 14.15
12 Sun Ladies 36 Hole Medal Competition 08.00 – 08.45

12.00 – 12.45

13 Mon Junior Extra Medal (7) No Block Booking
Seniors Championship – 1st Round 16.00 – 18.00
14 Tue Seniors Championship – Quarter Finals 16.00 – 17.30
15 Wed Gents & Ladies Sweep No Block Booking
16 Thur Seniors Championship – Semi-Finals 16.00 – 17.00
17 Fri Junior August Medal 14.00 – 14.30
Seniors Championship – Finals 16.00 – 17.00
Ladies Nine Wine & Dine 17.00 – 18.00
18 Sat Gents Strokeplay Championship Rd 1 07.30 – as required
19 Sun Gents Strokeplay Championship Rd 2 07.30 – as required
20 Mon Senior Gents v Baberton (home) 09.00 – 10.00
22 Wed Gents & Ladies Sweep No Block Booking
23 Thurs Ladies Friendly Match v Dalmahoy (home) 14.00 – 14.45
24 Fri Council Cup 16.00 – 16.30
25 Sat Mount Vernon Charity Golf Day See Notice Board
26 Sun Ladies Texas Scramble 13.00 – 14.30
27 Mon Senior Gents v Royal Musselburgh (home) 09.30 – 10.30
29 Wed Gents Sweep & Ladies Stableford Sweep No Block Booking
31 Fri Ladies Medal (Plus 9 holes) 09.00 – 10.30
Junior September Medal
September 14.00 – 14.30
01 Sat Gents & Ladies Medal 07.30 – 14.00
04 Tue Ladies Friendly Match v Baberton (away) 14.00
Liberton Seniors Greensomes No Block Booking
05 Wed Gents September Medal 15.45 – 18.00
06 Thu Senior Gents v Prestonfield (home) 09.00– 10.00
08 Sat Gents Autumn Stroke 07.30 – as required
09 Sun Junior Autumn Stroke – Craigend Trophy 12.00 – 13.00
Ladies Thistle Brooch Competition 13.00 – 14.30
12 Wed Gents & Ladies Sweep No Block Booking
14 Fri Kingston v Veterans 15.30 – as required
15 Sat Ladies Autumn Stroke

 

07.30 – as required

12.15 – as required

16 Sun Kingston Invitational Tournament 11.30 – as required
17 Mon Ladies Stableford (5) (Plus 9 holes) No Block Booking
19 Wed Gents & Ladies Sweep No Block Booking
22 Sat Ladies Extra Day Medal No Block booking
23 Sun Professionals Day See Noticeboard
26 Wed Gents Sweep & Ladies Stableford Sweep No Block Booking
28 Fri Ladies October Medal (plus 9 Holes) 09.30 – 10.30
29 Sat Gents & Ladies October Medal 07.30 – 14.00
30 Sun Junior Stroke Competition (Kingston Cup) 14.00 – 15.00
October
03 Wed Gents October Medal No Block Booking
06 Sat Ladies Medals Finals 13.00 – 14.30
07 Sun Mixed Competition – Miller Haxton Trophy 09.30 – as required
08 Mon Course Maintenance
12 Fri Junior October Medal 14.00 – 15.00
21 Sun Ladies Closing Competition 13.00 – 14.00
November
9 Fri Annual Prizegiving 19.30

 

 

Competition Entry Details

Open     Close     Draw     Competition                                                                  Played
05-Jan   18-Mar  20-Mar   Hole & Hole Competitions                                            Noticeboard
03-Mar   09-Apr  11-Apr    Charity Mixed Foursomes                                            22rd April
23-Mar   07-Apr  11-Apr    Ladies’ Spring Stroke                                                   14th April
06-Apr    22-Apr  25-Apr   Gents’ Spring Stroke                                                     28th April
21-Apr    06-May 09-May  Tri-Am Competition                                                      12th May
27-Apr    12-May 16-May  Ladies’ Summer Stroke & Championship Qual Rd 1   19th May
27-Apr    12-May 16-May  Ladies’ Summer Stroke & Championship Qual Rd 2   20st May
18-May   02-Jun  06-Jun  Gents’ Summer Stroke & Championship Qual Rnd 1   9th June
18-May   02-Jun  06-Jun  Gents’ Summer Stroke & Championship Qual Rnd 2  10th June
15-Jun    18-Jul    20-Jul  Gents’ Invitation Silloth                                                 28th July
27-Jul     11-Aug  14-Aug Gents’ Stroke Play Rd 1                                               18th August
27-Jul     11-Aug  14-Aug Gents’ Stroke Play Rd 2                                               19th August
17-Aug   01-Sep  05-Sep Gents’ Autumn Stroke                                                  8th September
24-Aug   08-Sep  12-Sep Ladies’ Autumn Stroke                                                 15th September

Above Competitions
Online entry (where applicable) for the above competitions will be available from 7pm on the “Open” dates to 7pm on the “Closed” dates.

Medal Competitions
Online entry for medal competitions will be available from 7pm, 15 days prior to the competition date.

Course Closed Prior to Play
Members should note that the course will be closed prior to play on the following competition days:-

Sat 14-Apr     Ladies Spring Stroke
Sat 21-Apr     Mixed Medal
Sun 22-Apr    Mixed Foursomes – Charity Shotgun Competition
Sat 28-Apr     Gentlemen’s Spring Stroke
Tue 01-May   Senior’s Open Texas Scramble
Sat 05-May    Mixed Medal
Sat 12-May    Mixed Tri-am Competition – Scott Inglis Trophy
Sat 19-May    Ladies Summer Stroke & Championship Qualifier Rd 1
Sat 02-Jun     Mixed Medal
Sat 09-Jun     Gent’s Summer Stroke & Championship Qualifier Rd 1
Sun 10-Jun    Gent’s Championship Qualifier Rd 2
Sat 16-Jun     Championship Finals Day
Sat 30-Jun    Open Mixed Foursomes
Sat 07-Jul     Mixed Medal
Sat 28-Jul     Gent’s Invitation Silloth
Thu 02-Aug   Lady Captain’s Open Day
Sun 05-Aug   Gents Open Competition
Tue 09-Aug   Senior’s Open Greensomes
Sun 12-Aug   Ladies 36 Hole Competition
Sat 18-Aug   Gent’s Stroke Play Championship Rd 1
Sun 19-Aug  Gent’s Stroke Play Championship Rd 2
Sat 01-Sep   Mixed Medal
Sat 08-Sep   Gent’s Autumn Stroke
Sat 15-Sep   Ladies Autumn Stroke
Sun 23-Sep  Professional’s Day
Sat 29-Sep   Mixed Medal

Block Bookings

In addition to the above competitions the following competitions will have a block booking:-

Medals – Wednesday – (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).

Ladies Major Competitions (Spring Stroke, Summer Stroke and Club Championship Qualifying and Autumn Stroke) – (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. N.B. Club Championship Qualifying Round 2 (Silver only 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).

Ladies Comrie Trophy and McKinnes Medal
Anderson Trophy – Family Foursomes
Junior Open
Junior Summer Stroke
Junior Autumn Stroke
Junior Stroke
Junior Sunday Medals
Shotgun Start Competitions

Captain’s Team v Vice Captain’s Team
The course will be closed at 14.15pm when it must be cleared prior to a 14.30pm
shotgun start.

Liberton Ladies Invitation Shotgun Foursomes
The course will be closed at 15.00pm when it must be cleared prior to a 15.14pm
shotgun start.

Gents

Club Championship – Qualifying over 36 holes with the best 16 scratch scores in both ‘A’ and ‘B’ divisions qualify for the matchplay stages with a 36 hole final on Championship Final’s Day.

Gents Senior Championship – Open to members aged 55 and over. Qualifying will be over 18 holes on then same day as the 1st Round of the Club Championship with the best 16 scratch scores in both ‘A’ and ‘B’ divisions qualify for the matchplay stages which will take place separately from the Club Championship with a 18 hole final (see Fixture List for dates).

Winter League Competition – Open to all Gentlemen members and runs between October and March annually. 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.

JD Grant Trophy – 36 hole scratch Strokeplay Championship competition played over two days.

Simon Harris Trophy – Open to all Gentlemen Members who are aged 55 years and over played over two days.

Ladies

Club Championship – Silver Division qualifying played over 36 holes. Bronze Division qualifying played over 18 holes. The best 8 best scratch scores in both Silver and Bronze Divisions will qualify for the matchplay stages with a 18 hole final for both “A” and “B” divisions on Championship Final‘s Day.

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 over one day.

McKinnes Medal – 36 hole handicap competition played on the same day as Comrie Trophy.

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

Juniors

Club Championship – qualifying for both “A” and “B” divisions with the 36 hole final for the “A” division and 18 hole final for the “B” division on Championship Final’s Day.

Junior Open

Tait Trophies – Summer Stroke

Craigend Trophy – Autumn Stroke

Kingston Cup – Stroke Competition

Medals – Sunday

Mixed / Family

Mixed Competitons

Charity Foursomes
Tri-Am Competition
Mixed Competition and Ping Scottish Mixed Championship Qualifying
Open Mixed Foursomes
Professional’s Day
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.

Family Competitions

Anderson Trophy – Family Foursomes – 14 Hole Stableford Competition. Teams to consist of one Liberton member accompanied by one close family member who is a member of either Liberton or another golf club who has a Competitive National Handicap. A block booking for this event will be in place.

Rules

Guests

A Member may introduce 18 guests at guest rates in any calendar year. The Professional will record the number of guest each member introduces. All further guests will be required to pay full visitors’ rates. Guests may not play the course until the requisite green fee has been paid. The visitor ticket must be displayed on the guest’s golf bag.
If the Professional’s shop is closed, a ticket must be obtained from the bar. The full rate must be paid regardless of the number of holes to be played. Guests are allowed to play the course Mondays to Fridays. Only one guest may be introduced by a Member up to 1:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays during the summer.

Dress Regulations

At Liberton Golf Club the intention is to provide a relaxed and enjoyable golfing experience while still respecting standards of dress, etiquette and behaviour both on and off the course.
In order to achieve this balance, Council ask that all members, guests and visitors adhere to the standards set out below.

Clubhouse

Smart casual must be worn at all times by both Ladies and Gentlemen and Juniors.  These standards will also apply to guests of members and visitors.

NO Football/ rugby shirts or shorts; collarless T-shirts and vests; headgear, including golf caps; waterproof clothing worn on the course; golf shoes; jogging/ track suits; torn jeans; combat style shorts; work- related stained clothing/ footwear etc.

Course

Appropriate golf attire must be worn at all times.

NO Football/ rugby shirts or shorts; denim jeans (including any jeans worn under waterproof clothing); jogging/ track suits; collarless T-shirts and vests; training shoes; combat style shorts; work related stained clothing/ footwear etc.

These dress regulations do not apply to children up to age 10.
The Club reserves the right to refuse use of the Clubhouse and Course if anyone is improperly dressed.

Clubhouse Hours

The Clubhouse opening hours will be published on the website, e-mailed to all members and will be posted on the Club Notice boards.

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.

Competition Entry

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.
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).
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.

Handicaps

The Competition Standard Scratch Score (CSS) will be calculated as soon as possible after each medal round and handicaps will be adjusted accordingly. Until such adjustments are advised via the notice boards or on the club website, players are responsible for adjusting their own handicaps and should assume the CSS was unaltered from the normal SSS of the course. Any query on handicaps should be referred to the Handicap Convenor.

Noticeboards

Members are advised to regularly peruse the club notice boards and the club website at www.libertongc.co.uk where all communications from the Council will be displayed.

LIBERTON GOLF CLUB HANDICAP MATCH PLAY KNOCKOUT COMPETITIONS

RULES OF COMPETITION

1. All ties to be played over 18 holes handicap match play.

2. Handicap Allowance shall be:
SINGLES: Full handicap difference
FOURSOMES & MIXED FOURSOMES: ½ handicap difference

3. All ties to be played from the White Tees for Men and Red Tees for Ladies.

4. All ties must be played on or before the stipulated completion date for each round.

5. Every effort should be made by both sides to promptly arrange the tie, however, the player or players who are top names given in the draw will be the challengers and have the responsibility of providing the choice of three dates, one of which must be a weekend date. Contact must be made within the first week following completion of the previous round.

6. Should a player or players, for any reason, be unable to carry through a tie within the stipulated period, then they must scratch and award the tie to their opponent or opponents, giving notice to their opponent or opponents and updating the draw sheet.

7. In the event of any tie being all square after 18 holes extra hole(s) (sudden death format) must be played immediately until a winner is determined where the
allocation of shots shall be the same as regulation play. If a player or players are
unable to play an extra hole(s) this must be stipulated on the first tee

8. As soon as the tie has been played, the challenger must post the result on the
draw sheet.

9. In the event of a result not being posted on the board by the completion date for that round the opponent will, by default, be awarded the tie.

10. All disputes should be referred to the Competition Convener whose decision will be final. Extensions will only be given in extraordinary circumstances at the
discretion of the Competitions Convener.