Strathtyrum Tournament 2015

(established 1989)

Tournament Conditions

  1. The Tournament will be held on a scratch and handicap basis in accordance with the Rules of Golf as approved by R&A Rules Ltd. The Specimen conditions in the Rules of Golf are in effect as regards Driving Clubs, Conforming Golf Balls and Time of Starting.
  2. Entrants must be amateur as defined by the current Rules of Amateur Status.
  3. The Committee reserves the right to refuse any entry without assigning a reason.
  4. The competitor shall start at the time laid down by the Committee, who reserves the right to fix and / or alter starting times and to alter or amend any of the Conditions.
  5. Two qualifying rounds will be played, 18 holes on the Eden Course and 18 holes on the New Course.
  6. The 32 players with the lowest aggregate scratch scores will qualify to play for the Strathtyrum Trophy by scratch match play – see Tournament schedule below. In the event of a tie, the Eden Course score will count for all countback purposes in the first instance followed by the New Course score. Ties will be resolved on the best last 9 holes (or 6 or 3 or 2 or 1 hole) followed by the best front 9 holes (or 6 or 3 or 2 or 1 hole). In the event of a tie after countback for the last qualifying places, these will be decided by ballot.
  7. The 16 players with the lowest aggregate nett scores failing to qualify for the Strathtyrum Trophy will play for the Strathtyrum Salver by handicap match play (full handicap) – see Tournament schedule below. The draw for the Strathtyrum Salver is made following that for the Strathtyrum Trophy. Any ties will be resolved on a nett basis as described in 6 above. In the event of a tie after countback for the last qualifying places, these will be decided by ballot.
  8. In the event of play being delayed, any changes to the format of the Tournament will be at the discretion of the Committee.  If it is deemed that 36 holes qualifying cannot be achieved, it may become necessary to reduce this to 18 holes, whereby the leading 16 players from both the Eden and New Courses will qualify (as detailed in no 6) to play for the Strathtyrum Trophy; similarly, the leading 8 players from both courses will qualify (as detailed in no 7) to play for the Strathtyrum Salver.  In the event of a tie for the qualifying places, these will be resolved on the best last 9 holes (or 6 or 3 or 2 or 1 hole) followed by the best front 9 holes (or 6 or 3 or 2 or 1 hole).  In the event of a tie after countback for the last qualifying places, these will be decided by ballot.     
  9. Each match in the Strathtyrum Trophy and the Strathtyrum Salver will consist of one round. In the event of a halved match, competitors will continue to play until one competitor gains a hole, thus winning the match.
  10. A medal competition, scratch (The Marshall Family Trophy) and handicap, will be played on the Strathtyrum Course  on Thursday for competitors who did not qualify for the Strathtyrum Trophy or the Strathtyrum Salver. Any player scratching from the match play stages of the Strathtyrum Trophy or the Strathtyrum Salver or losing in the 1st round is not eligible to play in this competition.
  11. A handicap stableford competition will be played on the Jubilee Course  on Friday for all competitors.
  12. Subject to prior approval from the Committee, the use of buggies will be allowed in the Tournament and may be taken on the New, Eden, Jubilee and Strathtyrum Courses by golfers with a medical certificate. A maximum of two buggies are available for hire on each course. They may be reserved when booking a practice round – date to be confirmed. The hire fee is £25 per round. All buggies are subject to availability and suitable ground conditions.
  13. The Committee’s decision in all disputes is final.

Entry Conditions

  1. Entries will only be considered from players with a handicap of 28.4 or under, as determined by the current CONGU handicapping scheme or equivalent.
  2. Entries are limited to 102 competitors. The first 40 competitors will be automatically accepted, provided they meet the tournament and entry conditions. The remaining 62 competitors will be decided, firstly, by exact handicap and, secondly, by date and time of entry received. The exact handicap at time of entry will be used for this purpose and no change in handicap will be accepted, even if prior to the closing date.
  3. All previous Strathtyrum Trophy (scratch) winners will gain automatic entry (provided they meet the tournament conditions).
  4. All entries will be submitted using the online entry procedures.
  5. Entries will open from 13.00 GMT on Tuesday 3 February 2015.
  6. Entrants must be an active member of a recognised Golf Club.  On the online entry form, either enter your CDH number (for entrants from Scotland, England or Wales), attach your current handicap certificate at the time of entry (file format: gif/jpg/doc/pdf) or email / post within 4 days of submitting an entry.
  7. Prior to submitting the online entry form, it will be necessary to complete a ‘captcha’ (a simple mathematical question) at the bottom of the entry form.
  8. Your up-dated handicap will be confirmed at registration, either via the CDH system or by producing a handicap certificate.  The handicap declared at registration will be the handicap used throughout the week for the match play rounds.  The consolation medal and stableford competitions will be subject to a change in handicap following the results from the qualifying rounds.
  9. The closing date for receipt of entries is Monday 23 February 2015.
  10. If the number of entries exceeds the maximum number of 102 places, a list of reserves will be prepared according to, firstly, exact handicap and, secondly, date and time of entry received. Any vacancies as a result of competitors withdrawing after the closing date will be filled from the list of reserves. This reserve list will be published on the website and regularly updated.
  11. The entry fee is £120 and includes all competitions, subject to eligibility by players, and practice rounds. A commemorative gift and a BBQ on Tuesday 11 August are included in the entry fee.
  12. After the closing date and when your successful entry has been confirmed, you will be requested to pay the entry fee of £120 – payment details will be confirmed to you by email with full payment required by Friday 20 March 2015. Failure to pay the entry fee by the required date will result in your name being withdrawn from the tournament.
  13. If you notify us of your subsequent withdrawal by Friday 3 July, you will receive a 50% refund of your entry fee. If you withdraw after Friday 3 July, you will not receive a refund.

 

Tournament Schedule

All play is from the LGU medal tees

Sunday 9 August
Official Practice Day: A courtesy practice round is available for competitors only on both the New and Eden Courses. Practice rounds will be played in 4-balls. The date for reserving practice rounds will be confirmed later.

Monday 10 and Tuesday 11 August
Qualifying Rounds: These will take place over the New and Eden Courses with competitors playing one round on each course.

Wednesday 12 August
Strathtyrum Trophy
Eden Course - Round 1 - 32 players

Thursday 13 August
Strathtyrum Trophy
Eden Course - Round 2 – 16 players
Eden Course - Round 3 – 8 players

Strathtyrum Salver
Eden Course - Round 1 – 16 players
Eden Course - Round 2 – 8 players

Consolation event
Strathtyrum Course – medal competition, scratch (The Marshall Family Trophy) and handicap (non-qualifiers only)

Friday 14 August
Strathtyrum Trophy
Eden Course - Round 4 – semi finals
Eden Course - Round 5 – final

Strathtyrum Salver
Eden Course - Round 3 – semi finals
Eden Course - Round 4 – final

Consolation event
Jubilee Course – handicap stableford competition

Prize-giving:  After close of play at approx 5.00 pm.

 

Trophies and Prize money

The trophies will be retained by the Links Management Committee

 

Qualifying rounds: (The Trophy will be awarded to the winner. However, a competitor may not win a voucher for both the scratch and handicap events. The lower value voucher will be awarded to the next competitor in the relevant category.)

Strathtyrum Quaich – lowest scratch score over both courses, presented by St Andrews Links Management Committee - Prize voucher £100 Second lowest scratch score over both courses - Prize voucher £60

Speir Salver – lowest nett score over both courses,presented by Miss Marigold Speir - Prize voucher £60 Second lowest nett score over both courses - Prize voucher £40

Match play rounds:
Strathtyrum Trophy (scratch) – presented for annual competition by Mrs A O Cheape of Strathtyrum
Winner - Prize voucher £400
Runner-up - Prize voucher £250
Losing semi-finalists - Prize voucher £150
Losing quarter-finalists - Prize voucher £80

Strathtyrum Salver (handicap) – presented for annual competition by St Andrews Links Management Committee
Winner - Prize voucher £200
Runner-up - Prize voucher £120
Losing semi-finalists - Prize voucher £75

Consolation rounds: (A competitor, who wins a voucher in the qualifying rounds and / or the match play rounds, may not win a voucher in the consolation rounds. A competitor may only win one voucher in the consolation rounds. The lower value voucher will be awarded to the next competitor in the relevant category.)

Medal Competition – scratch (The Marshall Family Trophy) and handicap prizes
Winners - Prize voucher £60
Runners-up - Prize voucher £40

Stableford Competition (handicap)
Winner - Prize voucher £60
Runner-up - Prize voucher £40