Cups and Competitions

1 The Scratch Trophy (Club Championship)
The best eight aggregate scratch scores from the two scratch qualifying rounds play a scratch knockout competition on the Kings Course from the medal tees – the winner being awarded The Scratch Trophy. See Competition Rules 2

2 The Millennium Trophy
Presented for singles knockout competition played on the Queens Course from medal tees. Competitors will be drawn from the qualifying rounds for the Scratch Trophy and will comprise the eight best aggregate nett scores from the two qualifying rounds after selection of the scores for the Scratch Trophy. Members may not quality for both the Scratch Trophy and the Millennium Trophy. See competition rules 2 and 7

3 Singles Cup (Handicap Championship)
Presented for the singles handicap knockout competition played between all members. See Competition Rules 1, 2, 3 and 7.

4 The Championship Cup
Awarded to the member with the aggregate of his two best net scores from the Spring, Summer and Autumn meetings- all played over the King’s Course from the Medal Tees. See Competition Rule 4.

5 The Duncrub Scratch Trophy
Awarded to the member with the aggregate of his two best scratch scores from the Spring, Summer and Autumn meetings – all played on the King’s Course from the Medal Tees. See Competition Rule 4.

6 The Stroke Play Cup
Awarded for the best aggregate net score over three Medal rounds – one each on the King’s Course, the Queen’s Course and the PGA Centenary Course – all from the Medal tees. In the event of a tie the best last round will count.

7 The Gordon Lockhart Cup
Awarded for the best net aggregate score of 36 hole competition played on the same or successive days with one round each on the King’s and Queen’s courses as set out in the fixture list for the appropriate year. . See Competition Rule 4.

8 J.D. Penny Quaich
Presented for Foursomes Knockout competition. Members nominate their partners for this event and are not allowed to play with the same person in successive years. The previous year’s winners are allowed to defend the cup only once. See Competition Rules 1,2,3 and 7

9 The Muirfield Salver
Awarded to the member with the best net Medal or Stableford score in the annual competition held during the club outing to Muirfield or such other course as agreed by Council.

10 The Princes Pot
Awarded to the best aggregate Stableford score over two rounds of the PGA Centenary Course. See Competition Rule 4.

11 The President’s Platter
Awarded for the best net aggregate score with one round over each of the King’s and Queen’s Courses from the forward tees. See Competition Rule 4.

12 The D.F. Darroch Cup
Awarded for the best Stableford score over the Queen’s Course played from the Medal Tees.

13 The George McKelvie Trophy
Awarded to the pairing who record the best nett score in a better ball competition played over the Queens course from the forward tees. Pairings will be decided by a draw among those members wishing to play in the event. Each partner will receive an allowance of ¾ of full handicap.

14 The Jack Adams (Jnr.) Stableford Trophy
Awarded for the best Stableford score recorded in competition over the Queen’s Course played from the forward tees with full handicap allowance.

15 The J.D. Penny Shield
Presented for the best net score over the Queen’s Course played from the forward tees.

16 The Peter Miller Trophy
Awarded for the best net score in the Five Club Competition from the Medal tees on the Queen’s Course.

17 The Alistair Donaldson Salver
Awarded for the member with the best individual net score in any Medal round on either the King’s or Queen’s Courses during the season. Only scores from the Medal tees are to count and in the event of a tie of scores on the King’s and Queen’s Courses the score on the King’s Course will decide the winner. Otherwise Competition Rule 4 shall apply.

18 The Captain’s Prize
Awarded to the best points score in Stableford competition played with full handicap allowance from the front tees of the Queen’s Course. The Trophy – an eagle mounted on a wooden plinth – is normally accompanied by a memento donated by the current Club Captain.

19 The Jubilee Trophy
Awarded to the member in the better-ball invitational competition. In this competition members must play with an invited guest, the better-ball score to count. Guests may be required to provide evidence of handicap.

20 Monthly Medals
There is a monthly medal held each month from April through to September. A small-inscribed glass is awarded for the best scratch and handicap score each month. A Medal Final is played in October and while all club Members are eligible to play in this event only individual Medal winners qualify to win the scratch or handicap Medal Final Prize.

21 Extra Medals
Extra Medals are arranged on the Kings and Queens courses and are set out in the Fixtures List each year. Members may submit cards in these competitions for which there is no prize and if they do so they must subscribe to the following conditions:

  • Notification must be made to the Honorary Secretary by e-mail or telephone only on or before the date and time at which it is intended to play. Notification can be made individually or can list the names of those intending to submit scores.
  • Any card submitted for which this notification is not made or is made after the date and time of the score being recorded will not be accepted as a valid score.
  • Any notification made and for which a score is not returned will automatically be counted as a “no return”. And the members handicap will be adjusted accordingly
  • Withdrawal from the competition will only be accepted if notified by e-mail or telephone to the Honorary Secretary before the time on which it was intended to play
  • Cards require being completed in the normal fashion and show the competitors’ name, handicap, date and time of starting and placed in the score card box on completion.
  • Scores submitted will not count for Order of Merit points.
  • There will be no exceptions made to the foregoing conditions.

22 W.R.M. Hally Prize
A prize donated each year to the winner of a Stableford competition on the King’s Course played from the Medal tees with full handicap allowance.

23 The Macfarlane Quaich
Awarded as the Senior’s prize to the member with the best Nett score from the medal tees on the Queen’s Course. The members must be 55 years old or over on the date of the competition.

24 The James Braid Trophy
Presented for competition throughout the playing season and awarded to the member scoring the most Order of Merit points. Points are awarded to the first 20 competitors in all competitions excepting Extra Medal Competitions on the basis of 1st = 40 points, 2nd = 38 points etc. Ties will share points.

25 Tom Brown Tankard
Presented for the best net score during the winter season (excluding March Medals) on either the King’s or Queen’s courses. In the event of tied scores between the King’s and Queens courses then the better score on the King’s will be declared the winner. See Competition Rules 8 and 9.

26 The Secretaries Salvers
Presented for mixed foursome knockout competition. Members may play with a partner from the Dunbracken Ladies Golf Club. Strokes will be taken from the gents’ card. The competition will be held over the Queen’s course and the ladies will drive the odd holes. See Competition Rules 1, 2, and 7

27 Winter Match Play
Presented for Better Ball Fourball Knockout competition. Members nominate their partners for this event and are not allowed to play with the same person in successive years. The previous year’s winners are allowed to defend the cup only once. See Competition Rules 1, 2, 3 and 7

28 Eclectic Competitions
During the winter there is an eclectic competition on the King’s and Queen’s. Competition Rules 7, 8 and 9 apply and member are allowed to submit not more than one (1) card per course per week; these include any cards submitted for the Tom Brown Tankard or Winter Stroke Play events. The competition is divided into 2 sections: Handicaps up to 12 and 13 – 28. Handicap allowance will be 100% of the member’s current playing handicap at the close of the season. Cards submitted from the Composite Course will not be acceptable and members playing the Composite Courses and wishing to submit scores should do so using the course cards appropriate to the holes played. An updated result sheet will be posted from time to time on the notice board showing hole by hole scores.
All eclectic cards have to be marked by a Club member, signed by the player and dated correctly. Incorrect cards will not be accepted for any reason. The “eclectic week” is considered to start on Sundays

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