St Andrews Links Trophy 2014

Information

Order of Play
The draw for rounds 1 and 2 will be prepared week beginning 5 May. Round 1 will be played on the New Course on Friday 6 June and Round 2 will be played on the Old Course on Saturday 7 June.


Registration
Competitors are requested to register at the Tournament Office, located in the portacabins on the Bruce Embankment near the 1st tee of the Old Course from 9.00am - 5.00pm on Thursday 5 June 2014.

If you are unable to register on Thursday 5 June, please telephone the Tournament Office on 01334 466725 prior to 2.00 pm to confirm your participation and then register in person in the Tournament Office prior to play on Friday 6 June.

At registration each competitor will receive a St Andrews Links Trophy information pack, a sponsor's gift and a £20 voucher for the Tom Morris shop. 


Tournament Practice Area
The Tournament practice facilities will be located at the tournament end of the Golf Academy, near to the Old Course Hotel. This practice area is for competitors only. Long and short game practice facilities will be available in this area.
The opening hours will be:
Wednesday 4 June 11.00 am – 7.00 pm
Thursday 5 June 6.00 am – 7.00 pm
Friday 6 June 6.00 am – 7.00 pm
Saturday 7 June 6.00 am – 7.00 pm
Sunday 8 June 6.00 am – last tee time in Rd 3
Car parking will be available and balls will be provided.


Practice Rounds

Courtesy practice rounds are available as detailed below:

New Course - Wednesday 4 June from 1.10 pm to 6.00 pm; Thursday 5 June from 7.00 am to 12.50 pm.

Old Course - Thursday 5 June from 7.00 am to 4.00 pm 

To book a tee time, please telephone +44 (0) 1334 466618/466713, 9.00am – 5.00pm, Monday to Friday or e-mail linkstrophy@standrews.com.
Practice rounds are for competitors only. Competitors should practice from tees as instructed (back tees/medal tees) with a maximum of two tee shots on par 3 holes.
Any practice rounds prior to Wednesday 4 / Thursday 5 June may be arranged in advance and normal green fees will apply (Old Course - £160, New Course - £75).


Barbecue Evening
The Committee of the St Andrews Links Trophy would like to invite all competitors to a pre-Tournament complimentary barbecue to be held at the Eden Clubhouse on the evening of Thursday 5 June from 6.00 – 8.00 pm. Additional barbecue tickets will be available at £15.00 each. Dress is smart casual. Please confirm your attendance by telephoning Janet Finlay on +44 (0) 1334 466618 or e-mail linkstrophy@standrews.com.


Car Parking
Free car parking for competitors and officials is available in the car parks situated by the St Andrews Links Clubhouse and the Eden Clubhouse.


Shuttle Bus
A courtesy shuttle bus will operate between the practice facilities, the Old Pavilion (1st tee of the Old Course) and the Links Clubhouse (1st tee of the New Course). Timetables will be available at registration and also at the Reception desk in the Links and Eden Clubhouses.


Caddies
Competitors may use their own caddie (PGA Professionals are permitted to caddie) or if you wish to request a local caddie, please contact the Caddie Manager on caddiedept@standrews.com (+44 (0) 1334 466633). The caddie fee is £45 plus gratuity.


Yardage books
Professional yardage books will be available to purchase at a cost of £5 for each course from the Tournament Office, the Links Clubhouse Reception or the Old Pavilion.


Trolleys
Manually operated wide-wheeled trolleys will be available free of charge from the Starters and the Old Pavilion. There is a limited supply of battery powered trolleys and they may be pre-booked through Janet Finlay on linkstrophy@standrews.com for £15 per day. Please note they will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.


Clubhouse Facilities
The Links Clubhouse and the Eden Clubhouse are available for use by competitors. A £1 payment (which is refundable) is required for the individual lockers.


Dress
All golfing apparel must be clean and smart and conform to the standards of good taste normally required by most golf clubs. The wearing of jeans, denim trousers, shorts and collarless shirts is not permitted.


Play

  • Competitors are expected to acquaint themselves with the local rules - these will be distributed at Registration, together with information on pace of play.
  • Pin positions and scorecards will be handed out on the 1st tee.
  • Disputes or doubts may only be referred to Officials and members of the Organising Committee. In particular, rulings on the course may only be given by Officials.
  • Please play without undue delay as disciplinary action will be taken against persistent slow play offenders.
  • Specification of Clubs and the Ball:  The Specimen conditions on pg 137 and 138 in the Rules of Golf will be in effect as regards Conforming Driver Heads and Conforming Golf Balls.
  • Distance-measuring devices:  The Specimen Local Rule on pg 136 in the Rules of Golf will be in effect allowing the use of distance-measuring devices.   


Scorecards
On completion of play in each round, competitors should ensure that their scorecards are correctly completed and signed.


Accommodation
Competitors are responsible for making their own arrangements for accommodation. It is recommended that competitors make reservations as soon as possible. Information can be obtained from the Tourist Information Office on +44 (0) 1334 472021 or the websites www.stayinstandrews.co.uk and www.visitscotland.com.


Presentation of Prizes
The presentation of prizes will take place as soon as possible after close of play on Sunday 8 June on the 1st tee of the Old Course.

 

We look forward to hosting you in June.