Braehead Golf Club – Competition Rules and Conditions
Divisional handicaps are:
- Division 1 – Up to 11
- Division 2 – 12 to 18
- Division 3 – 19 to 54
Monthly Medal: There are seven monthly medals played for each season, one each month from April to October, the best nett score in each division qualifies to play for the Millar Medal final. October’s winners qualify for the following seasons final
Millar Medal: This competition is played at the end of season, for the Monthly Medal winners, with the best nett score winning. However a medal will be played on the same day as the Millar Final.
Midweek Competition: Played on a Tuesday from May to September, a Medal competition is played on at least one Tuesday of the month with a Stableford competition on another Tuesday. The divisional winners in each competition qualify to play in the corresponding Midweek Medal Final and Midweek Stableford Final
Midweek Medal Final: This competition is played on a Saturday at the end of the season; entry is restricted to midweek medal winners, with the best nett score winning. However a medal will be played on the same day as the Midweek Medal Final Winners.
Midweek Stableford Final: This competition is played on a Saturday at the end of the season; entry is restricted to midweek stableford winners, with the best nett points score winning. However a Stableford will be played on the same day as the Midweek Stableford Final Winners.
Scratch Trophy: Based on a form of order of merit. Points will be awarded to the best five scratch scores, over nine nominated competitions. Point’s breakdown is 10, 8, 6, 4 and 2. Entry is free and all club members with a handicap are automatically entered.
Nominated competitions are:
- April to September Monthly Medals
- Chelsea bowl
- Divisional Trophies/ Jock Graham R1 & R2
Charity Open Trophy: Competition played to raise funds for local charities. Format is a four person scramble competition and all entry fees will be donated to local charities nominated by the club. There will be a individual handicap limit of 18 per player.
The Team handicap is based on 20% of the team total.
Auld Brig Qualifier: Four-ball stroke-play, with a handicap limit of 24. In the qualifying round each team member receives 90% handicap allowance. Strokes are taken according to the stroke index. The better score is recorded at each hole on the team scorecard. Scorecards shall be completed in accordance with rule 31-3. The sixteen best scores qualify for the match play stages, the 90% handicap allowance remains, and the lowest handicap concedes strokes to the other three players. In all rounds of this competition the handicap applicable will be that on the day of play.
Arnsbrae Qualifier: Stroke-play competition, with a handicap limit of 11. The sixteen best nett scores qualify for the match play stages based on full handicap difference. In all rounds of this competition the handicap applicable, will be that on the day of play.
Bill Noblett Trophy Qualifier: Stroke-play competition with a handicap limit of 12 – 18. The sixteen best nett scores qualify for the match play stages based on full handicap difference. In all rounds of this competition the handicap applicable, will be that on the day of play.
Tullis Qualifier: Stroke-play competition with a handicap limit of 19 – 54. The sixteen best nett scores qualify for the match play stages based on full handicap difference. In all rounds of this competition the handicap applicable, will be that on the day of play.
Doon the Middle Qualifier: Top sixteen qualify for a knock out match play greensome competition, played throughout the season. The handicap limit is 24, the allowance is based on 0.6 of the lower playing handicap and 0.4 of the higher handicap, added together to make the team handicap. The lower handicap team gives full handicap difference. Handicaps with a decimal of 0 .5 and over are rounded upwards, decimal of 0.4 and below are rounded down.
Mixed Foursomes: Match play league competition played throughout the season, teams consist of a male and female. Allowance is half-combined handicap, based on full handicap difference. Ladies shall play from the LGU tees; strokes shall be taken according to the men’s index.
All ties in club match play competitions shall be played by the stated date, no extensions will be granted, and no excuses will be accepted.
Club Scrambles – Four Person Team: Individual handicap limit of 18. The team handicap is 25%, 20%, 15%, 10% from lowest to highest handicap. All players tee off, choose the best positioned ball, then they all play their next shot from this position, this continues until the ball is holed out, the first ball in the hole counts. Each team shall use a minimum of four tee shots from each player.
Club Scrambles – Two Person team: Individual handicap limit of 18. The team handicap is 35% of the low handicap and 15% of the high handicap. Both players tee off, choose the best-positioned ball, they then both play their next shot from this position, this procedure continues until the ball is holed out. The first ball in the hole counts. Each team shall use a minimum of seven drives from each player.
Note: Through the green and in hazards the ball shall be dropped under rule 20-2 within one club length of the selected ball. On the green and fairway the ball shall be placed under rule 20-3 within six inches of the selected ball.
Jubilee Trophy: Greensome competition with an individual handicap limit of 24. Team handicap is based on 0.6 of the lower playing handicap, with 0.4 of the higher.
Cavanagh Cup: Stroke-play competition. The best nett score wins the trophy.
William. Rodgers Cup: Stroke-play competition, the best nett score wins the trophy.
Coulter Trophy: Two ball foursome with an individual handicap limit of 18, team handicap allowance is 1/2 the combined total, with the best nett score winning the trophy. Teams play alternate drives and alternate shots.
Note: The winners of this competition qualify to represent the club, providing we are invited, in the Daily Mail invitational competition the following year.
Chelsea Bowl: Stroke-play competition, the best net score wins the trophy.
Newbiggin Shield: Stableford competition, the player with the best net points score wins the trophy.
Divisional Trophies: Stroke-play competition, played over 36 holes, members play in their own divisional category. The best nett score in each division wins the divisional trophy.
Jock Graham Trophy: 36 hole Scratch Stroke-play competition with a handicap limit of 11. The Player with the best aggregate score over two rounds wins the trophy. The two rounds will be played on consecutive days.
Club Championship: The club championship is a scratch competition played in two stages. The first stage is a stroke play competition, over two rounds of golf on consecutive days. The best sixteen scores in each division qualify for stage two, which is a match play competition played at pre-determined times, to find the club champion and the champions for divisions 2 and 3 for that season. The draw for the first match play round will be made on a seeded basis, with the first qualifier playing the last etc. All match play ties will be over 18 holes with the exception of the club championship final round, which will be over 36 holes.
Note: No matches will be played outside laid down times. Once the draw is made no-one shall step in as a replacement qualifier should anyone pull out or be unable to make the date and time allocated to them for the start of the match play stages.
Timings for final day are:
- 9.00am Club Championship Round one 1.00pm Club Championship Round 2
- 10.00am Junior Section Final
- 10:30am Senior Final
- 11.00am 2nd Division Final
- 11.30pm 3rd Division Final
- 12.00pm Ladies Handicap Final
- 12:30pm Ladies Championship
Prize giving ceremony will be held in the club house following the conclusion of the final match.
Open Competitions: Braehead organises five gents open competitions each season, comprehensive details are published and posted on the club notice board in advance of each event.
- Sir James Younger: Stroke-play competition, handicap limit 11.
- William McLean: Stroke-play competition, handicap limit 12-28.
- Belhaven Trophy: Four-man team, four-ball stroke play competition.
- Open Greensome: Stroke-play, greensome competition.
- Williamson Open: Fourball stroke-play competition
- Sanny Todd Open: Stroke-play, greensome competition
- Hugh MacDonald Open: Fourball stroke-play competition
Match Secretary’s Notes: All members who have an official handicap can enter competitions. The cost of playing is shown below; some competitions are subject to a higher entry fee. The entry fee is always shown on the competition entry sheet.
- Entry Fee: Obligatory payment and normally amounts to £2 per player.
- Sweep: Optional payment and normally amounts to £1 per player.
- Magic Two’s: Optional payment, normally £1 per player, to a competition run by the club . Players who hole out in two strokes earn a share of the pot, which is paid out in golf balls. The club operates a jackpot. If any player who has entered the magic two’s, has a hole in one, or three two’s in one round, he wins the jackpot. Payouts depend on the number of balls in the pot at the time. The minimum pay out is set at 25 balls, with the maximum being 50 balls.
If you enter a competition and then find that you cannot play, you must remove your name from the entry sheet. Failure to do so will leave you liable for the entry fee, which must be paid before you play in your next competition. Serial offenders will be invited to attend a disciplinary meeting, which has the power to suspend handicaps.
It is the player’s responsibility to ensure that he knows and understands the rules of competitions he enters.
All club competitions take precedent over casual golf. Members are reminded that club competition matches should be invited to play through groups playing casual golf.