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St Andrews Boys' Open 

Monday 2 August to Thursday 5 August 2021: Eden Course and Old Course

18 hole qualifying scratch and handicap match play tournament – for boys under 18 years of age on 1 January 2021 with a handicap not exceeding 12 – 150 places – entry fee £40.

Entries will open online, on 29 January 2021.

Please note: We are currently experiencing some technical issues with entering your CDH number. Should this occur, please by-pass this option and on completion of registering your entry, send an email, enclosing your handicap certificate, to  Our service provider, Intelligent Golf, are currently looking into this issue for us. We hope to have the issue rectified as soon as possible and at that stage we will update the entry details.

The closing date is Thursday 24 June 2021.

Established in 1948, the St Andrews Boys’ Open has a long tradition of providing a high level of competition for aspiring young players giving them the opportunity to compete on Championship courses at St Andrews Links, including the Old Course.

The Merchants’ Cup was presented by the St Andrews Merchants’ Association to recognise the scratch winner of the 18 hole qualifying and match play competition. A previous winner in 2005 was Chris Wood, now a successful player on the European Tour and member of the 2016 Ryder Cup team. The Murray Mitchell Trophy, presented by a well renowned local golfing family, is awarded to the handicap winner of the 18 hole qualifying and match play competition.

The 2022 tournament will take place from Monday 1 August – Thursday 4 August (practice day Sunday 31 July). 

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