Junior Section

The Association runs 2 competitions for golfers whose home Club is in the South Area. It also provided a first class coaching for girls and boys.
SOUTH OF SCOTLAND JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP is a 36 hole open amateur scratch competition for competitors with a handicap of 8 or less. The leading 16 players will qualify for the Matchplay Championship. To be played at Kirkcudbright Golf Club on Saturday 9 July 2016. Entry pdf Form or email entry.
SOUTH OF SCOTLAND JUNIOR MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP – from the top 16 qualifiers? To be played on Wednesday &Thursday 13 & 14 July at Kirkcudbright . Entry pdf Form or email entry.
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.

Entries to:

SOSGA Secretary,
Iain A Robin
62 Albert Road,
DUMFRIES,
DG2 9DL

South of Scotland Junior Championship

36 Hole Open Amateur Scratch Competition and 18 Hole Open Amateur HandicapCompetition.To be played at WIGTOWNSHIRE COUNTY GOLF CLUB On Thursday 13th JULY 2017

CONDITIONS OF PLAY
Both competitions 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.
Entry to both competitions is confined to members whose home Club is in the South Area and should either event be over-subscribed a ballot will take place.
South Junior Championship
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.
The leading 16 players will qualify for the Matchplay Championship
South Junior Handicap Championship
All ties will be decided on the last 18 holes etc
On all other matters relating to the competitions the decision of the competition committee shall be final.

ENTRY FEE: £5
Enter by submitting the online form or using the Entry Sheet. All entries must be returned to the SoSGA Secretary no later than first post on Saturday 1st June 2017

Junior Match Championship

To be played at Kirkcudbright Golf Club on Wednesday13th & Thursday14th July 2016.

The 16 players, who return the lowest scratch scores in the Junior Championship competition gain entry to the Matchplay Championship

South of Scotland Junior Jamboree

To be played at Southerness Golf Club on Friday 27th October 2017

Conditions of Play
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.

Entry is confined to both boy and girl members whose home Club is in the South Area and should the event be over-subscribed a ballot will take place.

The competition will comprise scratch and handicap sections as follows:-

Maximum handicap allowed is 24
All 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.
First tee off is 10.00 am

ENTRY FEE: £5
Enter by submitting the online form or using the Entry Sheet. All entries must be returned to the Secretary no later than first post on Monday 23 October 2017.
Draw on Tuesday 24 October.

Junior Fixtures

Day

Date

Competition

Venue

Sunday 26th March Ayrshire v South (Presidents Trophy)   Troon Lochgreen
 Thursday  13th April   NCF Select v Yorkshire   Hartlepool
 Sunday  16th April  NCF v Cumbria  Eden
 Saturday  27th May  Cumbria U16 v South Under 16’s  Appleby
 Saturday   17th June  Practice Boys Area Team Championship   Stranraer
 Sunday  18th June  Scottish Boys Area Team Championship  Stranraer
 Sunday  25th June  NCF v Cumbria  Dumfries & County
 Thursday  13th July  South Junior Championship Wigtownshire County
Thursday 20th July South Junior Matchplay Wigtownshire County
 Friday 21st July  South Junior Matchplay Wigtownshire County
Tuesday 25th July Practice v Northumberland Percy Wood
Wednesday 26th July South v Northumberland Percy Wood
Thursday 27th July Fraser Shield (3 Counties) Kirkcudbright
Monday 31st July Practice NCF Championship Arcot Hall
Tuesday 1st August NCF Federation Championship Arcot Hall
Friday  4th August  NCF v Durham Powfoot
Monday 7th August NCF v Northumberland Dumfries & Galloway
Friday 11th August NCF v Durham Consett
Friday 18th August NCF U16 v Cumbria Under 16’s Lockerbie
Sunday 20th August South of Scotland Championship Stranraer

Order of Merit

Boys Under 18 & Under 15 Scratch Events pp Boys Under 18 Handicap Events Girls Under 18 Handicap Eventsl
6th June Castle Douglas 6th June Castle Douglas 7th June Powfoot
28th June Dumfries & Galloway 28th June Dumfries & Galloway 28th June Dumfries & Galloway
5th July Newton Stewart 4th July Colvend
8th July Dumfries & County 8th July Dumfries & County 8th July Dumfries & County
9th July S.O.S.G.A Boys Championship 10th July Stranraer 10th July Stranraer
16th July Portpatrick Dunskey
24th July Lockerbie
1st August Southerness 1st August Southerness 1st August Southerness
 7th August Thornhill 5th August Crichton 5th August Crichton
9th August Wigtownshire County
15th August Lochmaben 15th August Lochmaben 15th August Lochmaben
29th August Kirkcudbright 29th August Kirkcudbright
13th September Brighouse Bay 13th September Brighouse Bay
23rd October Junior Jamboree Southerness 23rd October Junior Jamboree Southerness 23rd October Junior Jamboree Southerness

Points for S.O.S.G.A Championship 1st 80, 2nd 70, 3rd 60, 4th 50, 5th 40, 6th 30, 7th 20, 8th 10
All other events   1st 50, 2nd 40, 3rd 30, 4th 20, 5th 10.
Each player can only be awarded points in one category at each event with the Scratch competition taking priority.

Order of Merit Table

Juniors Winners 2017

Competition

Player

Club

Venue

Championship Mitchell Cowie Dumfries & County Locherbie
Matchplay Taylor Kerr Thornhill Locherbie
Fraser Shield 3 Counties Dumfriesshire Kirkcudbright
Peat Salver Dumfriesshire Castle Dougles
Order of Merit U18 Scratch
Order of Merit U18 Handicap
Order of Merit U15 Scratch
Girls U18 Handicap

Past Winners

Junior Matchplay Championship

Year Player Club
2018 Taylor Kerr Thornhill
2017 William Squires Kirkcudbright
2016 Cameron Gray Newton Stewart
2015 Fraser Hughes Newton Stewart
2014 R. Hughan Newton Stewart
2013 Conor Harkness Dumfries & Galloway
2012 Connor Bennewith Lockerbie
2011 Scott Whannel Newton Stewart
2010 Liam Johnston Kirkcudbright
2009 Lochmaben
2008 Chris Corbett Newton Stewart

Junior Championship Winners

Junior Championship Winners

Year Player Club
2018 Mitchell Cowie Dumfries & County
2017 Mitchell Cowie Dumfries & County
2016 Nathan Watson Kirkcudbright
2015 Dylan Cairnie Dumfries & County
2014 R. Hughan Newton Stewart
2013 David McCreadie Newton Stewart
2012 Alex Chalk Lockerbie
2011 Danny McConnachie Newton Stewart
2010 Kirkcudbright
2009 Liam Johnston Lochmaben
2008 Liam Johnston Newton Stewart
2007 Adam Aitken Colvend
2006 Lockerbie
2005 David Broadfoot Wigtownshire County
2004 Adam Aitken Kirkcudbright
2003 Andrew Gordon Lochmaben

RULES FOR COMPETITIONS

JUNIOR MATCHPLAY COMPETITION

1 Conditions of Play
(a) All ties in the Junior Matchplay Competition shall be played over one round of 18 holes in accordance with the Rules of Golf as approved by the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews and in accordance with the current local rules of the host Club.
(b) The winner of the competition shall be the player who is undefeated. The trophy shall be presented at the completion of play and held by the winner. It is his responsibility to ensure that the trophy is returned to the Secretary, South of Scotland Golfers’ Association at least 4 weeks prior to the following year’s Competition. He shall also receive a monetary voucher, as will all other prize-winners, issued by the Scottish Golf Limited and these vouchers must be used within the stipulated time and in accordance with the current conditions.
(c) A match which ends all square after 18 holes shall be decided by a hole by hole play-off, starting at the first hole until one player wins a hole.
d) All ties in Matchplay Competition shall be determined by the General Numerical Draw system and must be played on the date and at the time determined by the Executive
(e) The competition shall be under the charge of a Member of the Executive of the South of Scotland Golfers’ Association to whom all disputes will be referred and whose decision shall be final. In certain circumstances, the Executive reserves the right to appoint authorised persons to act on their behalf to carry out specific duties.
(f) During the stipulated rounds, a competitor may not use a ride on golf buggy unless specifically authorised by the Executive.
(g) Restriction on Who May Serve as Caddie (Note to Rule 6-4). A player is prohibited from having a caddy.
Penalty for Breach of Condition: Two strokes for each hole at which any breach
occurred; maximum penalty per round – Four strokes
(h)       Pace of Play (Note to Rule 6-7). The Executive has established a pace of play of 4 hours to help prevent slow play. Notwithstanding, it is a group’s responsibility to keep up with the group in front and not in front of the group behind. In the absence of
extenuating circumstances the Penalty for of Condition shall be:-
1st Offence: One stroke to all players in group
2nd Offence: Two strokes to all players in group
Subsequent Offences: Disqualification
(i) Suspension of Play Due to a Dangerous Situation (Note to Rule 6-8b)
When play is suspended by the Executive, or by a person authorised to act on behalf of the Executive, for a dangerous situation, if the players in the match or group are between the play of two holes, they must not resume play until the Executive has ordered a resumption of play. If they are in the process of playing a hole, they must discontinue play immediately and not resume play until the Executive has ordered a resumption of play.
All players on the course are requested to ensure that all other competitors are aware of the suspension of play.
The signal for suspending play due to a dangerous situation and the resumption of play will be notified to all competitors on the day of the competition.
Penalty for Breach of Condition: Disqualification
(j) Time of Starting (Note to Rule 6-3a). If the player arrives at his starting point, ready to play, within five minutes of his starting time, in the absence of circumstances that warrant waiving the penalty of disqualification as provided in Rule 33-7, the failure to start on time is two strokes in stroke play. Penalty for lateness beyond five minutes is disqualification.
(k) The use of electronic measuring devices is permitted provided that they are only capable of measuring distance and no other variables.
2 Registration
(a) Competitors are requested to register at the Starters Office at least 15 minutes prior to their tee off time.

RULES FOR PEAT SALVER COMPETITION

1 Conditions of Play

a) This is a round robin team competition between the Junior members of the three Counties comprising the South of Scotland Area. Each team to represent each County to consist of 8 players and there is no restriction on the gender of each team member.
b) Each team shall consist of 4 players who are under 18 years of age on 1 January of that year, 2 players who are under 16 years of age and 2 players who are under 14 years of age. The under 18 players and under 16 players will compete off scratch and the under 14 players off handicap. Girls will play off the red tees
c) At under 18 and under 16, girls will receive strokes equal to the difference in SSS between the boy’s course and the Ladies’ course.
d) At under 14 level full allowance in handicap difference will be given for singles and one half the difference in the combined handicaps in foursomes. For girls their playing handicap will be calculated by adding the difference in the SSS between the boy’s course and the Ladies’ course to their actual handicap
e) A girl receiving strokes against either a boy or girl shall take them in accordance with the index on the scorecard for the host club for the Ladies’ course. A boy receiving strokes from a girl shall take them from the Ladies’ index and a boy receiving strokes from another boy shall take them from the men’s index.
f) All ties in the Peat Salver Matchplay Competition shall be played in accordance with the Rules of Golf as approved by the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews and in accordance with the current local rules of the host Club.
g) Each County shall play the others once so that each County has one home match and one away match
h) Each match will be contested over 18 holes in the morning by the foursomes  format and over 18 holes in the afternoon by singles A match which ends all square after 18 holes shall be declared a halved match. The winning County in each tie will be the one which records the most winning and halved matches during the day. If only 18 holes can be completed for any reason these scores shall count to determine the winners.
i) If two teams are equal on matches won and halved after the three matches have been played the County which records the most individual winning and halved matches shall be declared the winner.
j) The trophy shall be presented at the completion of play of the last match and held by the winning County. It is their responsibility to ensure that the trophy is returned to the Secretary, South of Scotland Golfers’ Association at least 4 weeks prior to the following year’s Competition.
k) The competition shall be under the charge of a Member of the Executive of the South of Scotland Golfers’ Association to whom all disputes will be referred and  whose decision shall be final. In certain circumstances, the Executive reserves the right to appoint authorised persons to act on their behalf to carry out specific duties.
l) During the stipulated rounds, a competitor may not use a ride on golf buggy unless specifically authorised by the Executive.
m) Restriction on Who May Serve as Caddie (Note to Rule 6-4). A player is prohibited from having a caddie in the competition. Penalty for Breach of Condition: Loss of hole for each hole at which any breach occurred; maximum penalty per round – Two holes.
n) Pace of Play (Note to Rule 6-7). The Executive has established a pace of play of 4 hours to help prevent slow play. Notwithstanding, it is a group’s responsibility to keep up with the group in front and not in front of the group behind. In the absence of extenuating circumstances the Penalty for Breach of Condition shall be:-
1st Offence: Loss of Hole
2nd Offence: Loss of Hole
Subsequent Offences: Disqualification
o) Suspension of Play Due to a Dangerous Situation (Note to Rule 6-8b) When play is suspended by the Executive, or by a person authorised to act on behalf of the Executive, for a dangerous situation, if the players in the match or group are between the play of two holes, they must not resume play until the Executive has ordered a resumption of play. If they are in the process of playing a hole, they must discontinue play immediately and not resume play until the Executive has ordered a resumption of play. All players on the course are requested to ensure that all other competitors are aware of the suspension of play. The signal for suspending play due to a dangerous situation and the resumption of play will be notified to all competitors on the day of the competition. Penalty for Breach of Condition: Disqualification
p) Time of Starting (Note to Rule 6-3a). If the player arrives at his/her starting point, ready to play, within five minutes of his/her starting time, in the absence of circumstances that warrant waiving the penalty of disqualification as provided in Rule 33-7, the failure to start on time is two holes in match play. Penalty for lateness beyond five minutes is disqualification.
q) The use of electronic measuring devices is permitted provided that they are only capable of measuring distance and no other variables.

2. Qualification

a) To be eligible to enter, a player can be any gender at birth, must be under 18 years       of age on the 1 January of that year, a Member, whose home Golf Club is affiliated to the South of Scotland Golfers’ Association, and of Amateur Status as defined by the Royal & Ancient Golf Club.
b) All players must be in possession of a handicap under the current CONGU SSS & Handicapping Scheme.

RULES FOR THREE COUNTIES COMPETITION

JUNIOR –  (2)

1 Conditions of Play

a) This competition will be played for annually at Kirkcudbright Golf Club.
b) This is a scratch team competition between the Junior Members of the three Counties comprising the South of Scotland Area. It is a one day event with each team to represent each County to consist of 6 players. There is no restriction on the gender of each team member.
c) The 18 hole scratch competition shall be played over 1 round of 18 holes in accordance with the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews and in accordance with the local rules of the host Club.
d) Any girl selected by any County shall play off the red tees and receive a reduction in her score equal to the difference between the SSS of the Ladies and Men
e) The winners of the competition shall be the team which returns the lowest aggregate score from any four of the six players. If 18 holes are not completed by all the competitors the competition shall be abandoned and the Executive of the South of Scotland Golfers’ Association shall attempt to find another date. The trophy shall be held by the winners for one year and it is their responsibility to ensure that the trophy is returned to the Secretary, South of Scotland Golfers’ Association at least 4 weeks prior to the following year’s competition.
f) In the event of a tie, the scores from the fifth and then the sixth players will be taken into account. If this does not produce a result there will be a playoff over holes determined by the host Club, which shall take place immediately. If scores are tied after these holes the competition shall be decided by a hole by hole play-off, over the same holes, until a winner is determined. This playoff will be between nominated players. These players must be nominated before the start of play.
g) The competition shall be under the charge of a Member of the Executive of the South of Scotland Golfers’ Association to whom all disputes will be referred and whose decision shall be final. In certain circumstances, the Executive reserves the right to appoint authorised persons to act on their behalf and carry out specific duties.
h) During the stipulated rounds, a competitor may not use a ride on golf buggy unless specifically authorised by the Executive.
i) Restriction on Who May Serve as Caddie (Note to Rule 6-4). A player is prohibited from having a caddy. Penalty for Breach of Condition: Two strokes for each hole at which any breach occurred; maximum penalty per round – Four strokes.
j) Pace of Play (Note to Rule 6-7). The Executive has established a pace of play of 4 hours to help prevent slow play. Notwithstanding, it is a group’s responsibility to keep up with the group in front and not in front of the group behind. In the absence of extenuating circumstances the Penalty for Breach of Condition shall be:-
1st Offence: One stroke to all players in group;
2nd Offence: Two strokes to all players in group;
Subsequent Offences: Disqualification.
k) Suspension of Play Due to a Dangerous Situation (Note to Rule 6-8b) When play is suspended by the Executive, or by a person authorised to act on behalf of the Executive, for a dangerous situation, if the players in the match or group are between the play of two holes, they must not resume play until the Executive has ordered a resumption of play. If they are in the process of playing a hole, they must discontinue play immediately and not resume play until the Executive has ordered a resumption of play.
All players on the course are requested to ensure that all other competitors are aware of the suspension of play.
The signal for suspending play due to a dangerous situation and the resumption of play will be notified to all competitors on the day of the competition.
Penalty for Breach of Condition: Disqualification
l) Time of Starting (Note to Rule 6-3a). If the player arrives at his/her starting point, ready to play, within five minutes of his/her starting time, in the absence of circumstances that warrant waiving the penalty of disqualification as provided in Rule 33-7, the failure to start on time is two strokes in stroke play. Penalty for lateness beyond five minutes is disqualification.
m) The use of electronic measuring devices is permitted provided that they are only capable of measuring distance and no other variables.

2. Qualification

a) To be eligible to enter, a player can be any gender at birth, must be under 18 years of age on the 1 January of that year, a Member, whose home Golf Club is affiliated to the South of Scotland Golfers’ Association, and of Amateur Status as defined by the Royal & Ancient Golf Club.
b) All players must be in possession of a handicap under the current CONGU SSS & Handicapping Scheme.

3   Registration

a) Competitors are requested to register at the Starter’s office at least 15 minutes prior to their tee off time.

January 2016

3 Registration

a) Team Captains are requested to register at the Starter’s office at least 15 minutes prior to the first tee off time with their team sheets showing the order of play

January 2016

RULES FOR COMPETITION

JUNIOR ORDER OF MERIT

1 Conditions of Play

a) A Junior Order of Merit, to encourage players whose home Club is in the South Area to compete in the local competitions, South and County Championships and to find the most consistent junior golfers in the South of Scotland, will be collated annually.
b) The Order of Merit shall take place during a calendar year, where players shall receive points for each top five finish that they achieve in each category in the counting events.
c) Players may gain points in more than one category in each competition. A minimum of 15 competitors is required in any competition to qualify for inclusion in the Order of Merit competition
d) There shall be 4 separate categories namely:-
? Boys Under 18 Scratch
? Boys Under 15 Scratch
? Boys Under 18 Handicap
? Girls Under 18 Handicap
e) Points shall be awarded in each category as follows:-
Winner:       50 points
Runner-up     40 points
3rd           30 points
4th          20 points
5th         10 points
f) If scores are equal in strokeplay or stableford competitions any positions, other than first place, involving ties will see accumulative points divided between the players in that tied position
g) If scores are tied for first place the winner shall be the player with the better inward half, last 6 holes, etc.
h) In stableford competitions points will only be awarded in Boys Under 18 Handicap and Girls Under 18 handicap categories. There will be no points awarded in Scratch categories.
i) In the South Matchplay Championship points will be awarded as follows:-
Winner 50 points
Runner-up 40 points
Semi-finalist 25 points each
j) The winner for the year in each category shall be the player who amasses the most points. The winner of the Under 18 Scratch category will qualify for automatic selection for the following year’s Scottish Boys Area Team Championship if eligible and has a handicap of 5 or under..
k) The winner in each category shall receive a trophy and a monetary voucher issued by the Scottish Golf Union and the voucher must be used within the stipulated time and in accordance with the current conditions. In the event of a tie all those with the leading points total will receive a voucher of equal amount.
l) The competition shall be under the charge of a Member of the Executive of the South of Scotland Golfers’ Association to whom all disputes will be referred and whose decision shall be final. In certain circumstances, the Executive reserves the right to appoint authorised persons to act on their behalf to carry out specific duties.

2.       Qualification

a) To be eligible to enter, a player must be of the correct gender and under the age limit of each category on the 1 January of that year, a Member, whose home Golf Club is affiliated to the South of Scotland Golfers’ Association, and of Amateur Status as defined by the Royal & Ancient Golf Club.
b) All players must be in possession of a handicap under the current CONGU SSS & Handicapping Scheme.

January 2016

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