A number of handicap events are available for club golfers of all ages and abilities in 2017, offering the chance to win national honours on a great variety of courses.
Tee up in the Revive Active Scottish Women’s Regional Medals or contest the Belhaven Captains & Secretaries Championship. Full details on all Scottish Golf handicap events are available to view in our Championships section, using the drop down menu. Three events are also featured below…
PING Scottish Mixed Championship
The PING Scottish Mixed Championship is a unique new addition to the domestic handicap amateur calendar in 2017, as Scottish Golf brings male and female golfers together in a fun-filled format for all ages and abilities to add further value to club membership.
The innovative new event sees PING become sponsors of Scottish Golf for the first time, with the leading golf brand’s investment providing a welcome boost to the governing body’s partnership portfolio.
American Beth Allen, the Scots-based new Ladies European Tour No 1, and Scottish Golf Men’s Order of Merit winner Euan McIntosh were on hand at Gleneagles to help launch the event, pictured top.
The free-to-enter competition is open to all golf club members in Scotland holding an official handicap, from juniors to seniors. Golfers can compete in a mixed event at local club level (stableford format), with the top 40 club pairings nationwide going forward to the Grand Final over the superb Queen’s Course at Gleneagles.
The event sees a fitting partnership between Scottish Golf, Gleneagles and PING, given the manufacturer was founded by Karsten Solheim, who helped create the biggest team event in ladies’ golf. Beatson Cancer Charity is the official charity partner for the competition, who were also charity partner for the 2017 Scottish Golf Awards.
The PING Scottish Mixed Championship sees qualifying take place at club level (either using an existing mixed event in the club’s calendar or introducing a new event) from April through to the end of July.
Club Handicap Championship
Scotland’s club golfers again have the chance to be crowned national champions in 2017, with the leading club pairings from each Regional Final across the country chasing the coveted title.
Each club in Scotland is invited to host a local qualifying event for its members through an existing competition, with the two players topping the leaderboard (nett scores) going onto represent their club at one of five Regional Finals taking place in August and September.
The leading clubs from each qualifier will compete for the silverware in the Grand Final being held at the glorious Fairmont resort (Torrance course) in St Andrews on Friday 22 September.
The Scottish Club Handicap Championship has been the country’s biggest participation event since its launch in 1999, with around 20,000 club members taking part in local qualifying each year.
Belhaven Captains & Secretaries Championship
The national championship for Scotland’s club officials, open to all Scottish Golf affiliated clubs, sponsored by Belhaven. Now in its 12th year, the captains and secretaries championship has become one of the country’s most popular events, with the title of ‘national champions’ up for grabs.
The Dunbar-based brewery’s official association with Scottish Golf stretches back to their sponsorship of the Scottish Club Handicap Championship in 1999, meaning it is one of the longest-running partnerships across Scottish sport.
Top eight clubs from each qualifier will compete for the silverware in the Grand Final being held at glorious Elie in Fife on Tuesday 19 September.
Revive Active Scottish Women’s Regional Medals
Each affiliated club of Scottish Golf is eligible to take part in this event, all female playing members, including juniors, with a CONGU® Competition Handicap are eligible to compete and win.
The winners of the Silver and Bronze Medals at each club in 2016 are eligible to play in a regional final of their choice. An 18 hole stroke play competition will be played with the top 3 players from each division qualifying for the Grand Medal Final to be played at Crieff Golf Club on Sunday 16 July 2017.
Scottish Golf’s most popular women’s competition is to be energised with a new title sponsor for the next three years thanks to an exciting partnership with leading health foods brand Revive Active.
The Irish-based company, who recently announced a sponsorship deal with three-time London Marathon winner and world women’s marathon record holder Paula Radcliffe, will become headline sponsors of the Scottish Women’s Regional Medal finals, a nationwide event open to all female club members in Scotland.
Revive Active become the first brand to dedicate sponsorship to women’s golf in Scotland since the governing body became amalgamated in October 2015. As part of the agreement, Revive Active will also become the Official Super Food and Nutrition Partner for Scottish Golf, supporting the governing body’s campaign to encourage playing golf as part of a healthy lifestyle which can increase life expectancy by up to five years.
For more information on Handicap Championships, please contact the Events team on 01334 466477.