Competitions - Juniors

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JUNIOR EVENTS

A member is considered to be a junior if he/she is under 18 on the day subscriptions are due (i.e. 1st April).

Girls play from the red (ladies) tees and receive levelling shots to equalise the difference in the ladies and men’s standard scratch scores.

When the boys play from the white tees this is 1 shot, 2 shots when the yellow tees are used for the boys. If yellows are used for both boys and girls, then girls will receive 5 shots.

Play is from the men’s card for boys and the ladies card for boys.

CARNOUSTIE SHIELD

CARNOUSTIE SHIELD

Format: Singles match play knock-out off handicap.
Number of Holes: 18, including the final.
Tees: Yellow / Red
Eligibility: Maximum playing handicap limit is 28 (36 for girls)
Ties: Play extra holes on a ‘sudden death’ basis.
Additional comments: Usually played during the school summer holiday.
History: Presented by members of the Mercantile Club (Carnoustie) in 1970 with whom our club had a close relationship, thanks to Eric Shiel and John Ogilvie who were members of both clubs. Eric Shiel introduced several members of Bush Hill and Enfield top the Craw’s Nest Tassie, played at Carnoustie in early September each year.

JUNIOR SHIELD

JUNIOR SHIELD

Format: Singles medal played off handicap.
Number of Holes: 18
Tees: Yellow / Red
Eligibility:
Ties: Usual count back procedure.
Additional comments: Usually played on a Monday during the school summer holiday.
History: Presented by A. F. E. (Alec) Bangham in 1959 and called the junior championship, although there is no indication that this was the donor’s wish. In 1967 it was opened to both girls and boys with no handicap limits. As it is a handicap competition it is not a true championship and was re-styled as the Junior Shield.

JUNIOR MEDALS

JUNIOR MEDALS

Format: Singles medal off handicap.
Number of Holes: 18
Tees: Yellow / Red
Eligibility: Maximum playing handicap 36.
Ties: Usual count back procedure.
Additional comments: Usually played on a Monday during the school summer holiday.

JUNIOR STABLEFORDS

JUNIOR STABLEFORDS

Format: Singles stableford off handicap.
Number of Holes: 18
Tees: Yellow / Red
Eligibility: Maximum playing handicap 36
Ties: Usual count-back procedure.
Additional comments: Usually played on a Monday during the school summer holiday.

JUNIOR WINTER LEAGUE

JUNIOR WINTER LEAGUE

Format: Singles stableford off handicap played throughout the winter. Best six cards to count.
Number of Holes: 13
Tees: White / Red
Eligibility: Maximum playing handicap for boys is 28 and for girls is 36.
Ties: Best seventh card, then eighth card, ninth card, etc.
Additional comments: Played after twelve noon on Sundays. The best six individual scores throughout the winter determine the league positions.
History: Trophy presented by Martin Dench, a former Captain, in 2004.

JUNIOR CAPTAIN’S DAY

JUNIOR CAPTAIN’S DAY

Format: The prerogative of the Captain, though usually 18 holes singles stableford
Number of Holes: 18
Tees: White / Red
Eligibility: Maximum playing handicap is 28 for boys and 36 for girls.
Ties: Usual count-back procedure.
Additional comments: Played in the week immediately preceding Captain’s Day.

JUNIOR PRESIDENT’S DAY

JUNIOR PRESIDENT’S DAY

Format: The prerogative of the President, though usually 18 holes singles stableford
Number of Holes: 18
Tees: White / Red
Eligibility: Maximum playing handicap is 28 for boys and 36 for girls.
Ties: Usual count-back procedure.
Additional comments: Played in the week immediately preceding President’s Day.
History: A trophy, the President’s Putter, was presented by Steve Rickwood, former Captain and President, in 2002 and remains in the main bar.

McCARRON TROPHY (JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP)

McCARRON TROPHY (JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP)

Format: Singles medal played off scratch.
Number of Holes: 36 to be played on one day.
Tees: White / Red
Eligibility: No levelling shots given to girls.
Ties: Usual count-back procedure.
Additional comments: Generally played during the school summer holiday.
History: Presented by Bob McCarron, junior organiser, on his emigration to Canada in 1982.

CIRCUS CUP

CIRCUS CUP

The Circus Cup is the junior equivalent of the John Shaw Trophy i.e. awarded to the most consistent player of the year.
Points are accrued from various competitions played from March to September as detailed below:
18 hole medals & Stablefords: 4, 3, 2, 1 points awarded to the first four places.
McCarron Trophy (Junior Championship): 4, 3, 2, 1 points awarded to the first four places.
Junior Shield (Bangham Trophy): 8, 6, 4, 2 points awarded to the first four places.
Carnoustie Shield: Winner 6 points, losing finalist 4 points, losing semi-finalists 2 points.
All other knock-out competitions: Winner 6 points, losing finalist 4 points, losing semi-finalists 2 points.
History: Presented by junior members in the Queen’s Jubilee Year of 1977. Funds were raised from a 24 hour putting marathon staged by a number of junior members. The name Circus Cup derives from the fact that the then junior members referred to themselves as ‘The Circus’! The cup was introduced in 1978;

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