Our popular 54 hole Links Cup Pairs returns to the beautiful Scottish Highlands in spring 2019. Have you got what it takes to take the Cup from our reigning champions Dave Karling and Ian Thorp?
The competition begins at the classic links of Brora, then moves on to the intriguing Golspie, before culminating at Royal Dornoch – an outstanding test of golf ranked No. 5 in Golf Digest’s Top 100 Golf Courses in the World.
We start with the breath-taking surroundings of Brora – a traditional course with an out and back layout running alongside the North Sea coastline. Brora remains the headquarters of the James Braid Golfing Society and was regarded by its President Peter Thompson as “one of the finest natural links courses that I have had the pleasure of playing.” Can our golfers keep their focus amidst such stunning scenery?
Formed in 1889 and offering lovely views of the Dornoch Firth, Golspie provides an enjoyable Round 2 venue with its rather unique mix of links, heathland, meadowland and parkland holes. The course has plenty of character and, although it appears straightforward on the card, our pairs will need to make sure they are on their game to move into contention ahead of Round 3.
Royal Dornoch is simply bucket list golf at its finest. The reputation, setting and history of this superb links mean that professionals and amateurs alike travel here from all four corners of the world. Indeed, Ben Crenshaw, Greg Norman and Tom Watson are among its biggest fans, with the latter prompted to describe it as “the most fun I ever had playing golf.” It is often referred to as the best links course in the UK not to have hosted The Open Championship, and is the perfect venue for the final round of our competition.
> All competitors will play in pairs at each of the three courses during the competition.
> The event is a 54 hole Betterball Stableford competition, and the pair with the highest score after the three rounds will be declared the winner.
> Prizes will be presented following Round 3 – any prize winners not in attendance must contact the organisers to claim their prize, and will be liable for any costs incurred in sending their prize to them.
> As well as prizes for overall scores, there will also be prizes available each day.
> The event organisers reserve the right to amend the format of the competition should the number of entrants or weather conditions dictate.
> All entrants must be amateurs and members of recognised golf clubs, and hold an active or competitive handicap.
> Overseas entrants must provide proof of their exact handicap, which will be adjusted according to the Slope Rating of their home course.
> CDH numbers or handicap certificates must be provided before the start of the event.
> Entrants must be over the age of 18 on the date of the first round.
> Maximum handicap allowance is 24 for men and 36 for ladies – 90% handicap allowance is given.
> A draw will be produced for each days play, and the event will be played in 4 balls.
> Should any entrants wish to withdraw from the event, a full refund (less any charges incurred) will be guaranteed up until 2 months before the start date of the event. Withdrawals after this date will receive 50% of their entry fee, unless a replacement can be found.
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