Competitions

Competitions

The Association runs 5 competitions for golfers whose home Club is in the South Area.

SOUTH OF SCOTLAND CHAMPIONSHIP
A 36 hole open amateur scratch competition for competitors with a handicap index of 8 or less. It is played in rotation at Powfoot, Southerness and Stranraer according to the area of the current president of the Association.
To be played  this year at Stranraer on Sunday 18th August 2024

SOUTH OF SCOTLAND MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP
The top 16 players in the South of Scotland Championship qualify. It is played at the same venue as the Championship,

To be played at Stranraer on Saturday 31stand  Sunday 1st September 2024.

SOUTH OF SCOTLAND SENIORS TROPHY
An 18 hole scratch competition for amateur gentlemen golfers over 55. A handicap competition, maximum 24,  is run concurrently with categories of 55 & over, 65 and over and 71 and over

To be played at Wigtownshire County on Friday 26th July.

To be played in the next few years Thornhill followed in sequence at Southerness, Stranraer, Dunfries & County, Kirkcudbright and Wightownshire & County.

THE SHAMASH TROPHY
A 36 hole open amateur scratch competition for competitors with a handicap index of 8 or less. Concurrently, an 18 hole handicap competition is held.

To be played at Kirkcudbright on Sunday 15th September 2024

CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS

The two leading golfers in each club, including the current club champion are invited to play at the outgoing presidents home club.

To be played at Colvend on Sunday 30th June.

Championship Secretary

Championship Secretary: Andrew Kerr Phone 07827 446442

Contact by email using the form below.

Team Events

Area Team Events

General Conditions of Play

Entries to competitions will be taken on a first come, first accepted basis where appropriate.

The competition will be played in accordance with the Rules of Golf as approved by the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews and in accordance with the Local Rules of the above Club.
In the event of a tie a 3 hole play off will take place immediately after the completion of play. Other ties will be decided on the last 18 holes etc.
On all other matters relating to the competition the decision of the competition committee shall be final.

Order of Merit

CompetitionCourseDateEntry
County ChampionshipsVariousBeginning of JuneContact County Secretary
Jal BrownPortpatrick DunskeySunday 23rd JunePortpatrick Dunskey
Southerness ChallebgeSoutherness Golf ClubSunday 7th JulySoutherness Golf Club
McRobert Salver 18 HolesStranraer Golf ClubSunday 7th JulyStranraer Golf Club
Bobby Brotherston TrophyDumfries & County Golf ClubSunday 21st JulyDumfries & County Golf Club
South Strokeplay ChampionshipStranraer Golf ClubSunday 18th AugustSouth website or South Match Secretary
South MatchplayStranraer Golf ClubSat 31st August & Sun 1st SeptemberTop 16 from Strokeplay
Douglas MaxwellKirkcudbright Golf ClubSunday 1st Septembera_kerr3@sky.com
Lennox TrophyLochmaben Golf ClubSaturday 7th SeptemberLochmaben Golf Club
Shamash TrophyKirkcudbright Golf ClubSunday 15th SeptemberSouth website or South Match Secretary
Southerness ChaliceDumfries & Galloway Golf ClubSunday 22nd SeptemberDumfries & Galloway Golf Club

Winners 2023

CompetitionPlayerClubVenue
ChampionshipClark RiddickSouthernessPowfoot
Match PlayMitchell CowieDumfries & CountyPowfoot
Order of MeritMitchell CowieDumfries & County
ShamashBen BestPortrushStranraer
Senior ChampionshipBrian NeillDumfries & GallowaySoutherness
DrennanKirkcudbrightshire