• Competition, the Bedrock
    of Crail Golfing Society

The first match between Crail Golfing Society and a neighbouring club was a home and away fixture against Kingsbarns in 1839. It was a time to golf and a time to gather. That spirit remains the same today. A busy calendar of opens and inter-club matches gives visiting golfers and members at every level of the game the opportunity to play in a variety of competitive formats over both our famous links.

Due to the ongoing Corona Virus crisis, all spring events have been cancelled as we all do our part to help save lives and support our local community. We all look forward to golf at Crail as soon as it is safe to return. Read and bookmark our Covid-19 Update.

 

2020 Open Competitions

 

Battle Trophy, 18th-19th April

The Club's flagship 72 hole event played every spring over the Craighead Links. First played in 1998, today the Battle Trophy attracts a full field of top ranked amateurs. One of the toughest tests on the Scottish circuit and one of the most coveted trophies.

 

 

Saturday 13th June

Ladies Dow Salver

18 Hole handicap stroke play event played over the Balcomie Links. (Maximum Handicap of 36) The Dow Salver has been played for since 1962 and is named after the founder of Ladies golf in Crail and first Captain of Crail Ladies Golf Club. This traditional, singles stroke play event awards the trophy to the lowest net score in the Silver division. The player with the lowest net score in the Bronze division will be awarded the Bronze Trophy. A further 18 prizes in the form of vouchers are played for. The event is also used to generate funds for the Ladies chosen charity for the year.

Entry Fee £25.00

For more details email the Membership Secretary or call +44(0)1333 450686

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Saturday 20th June

Mixed Foursomes Open

The Miller & The Mayes Trophies: 18 holes of mixed foursomes played over the Balcomie Links. These two handsome silver trophies celebrate past honorary members. The pair with the best net score wins the Miller Trophy, with the Davie Mayes Memorial Trophy awarded to the pair with the best gross score. No pair can win more than one prize. Vouchers will be presented for 1st, 2nd, 3rd places in each of the following handicap groups: 1-10; 11-17 and 18-25. A voucher for best gross and best net score will also be awarded.

Entry Fee £30.00

For more details email the Membership Secretary or call +44(0)1333 450686

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Friday 24th July

Junior Open for Boys & Girls

18 Hole scratch stroke play event played over the Balcomie Links. (Maximum Handicap of 36) This renowned tournament retains its prominence in Scottish golf, partly owing to the scratch format, and to the notable participants who have competed for the famous J G Gay Trophy. The ornately engraved silver cup celebrates John Guthrie Gay, the greenkeeper who worked with Old Tom Morris laying out Balcomie and is awarded to the Boy aged 15 years and under with the best gross score. The Geddes Trophy will be presented to the Boy aged over 15 with the best gross score. The Margaret Hunter Trophy will be presented to the Girl with the best gross score.

Entry Fee £10.00

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Saturday 8th August

Rangoon Trophy

18 Hole scratch stroke play event played over the Craighead Links. (Maximum Handicap of 10) This trophy has been played for since 1948. The trophy was donated by Mr A.B. Reid, who worked for many years as an engineer in Burma. A further nine prizes are awarded to the top three scratch and handicap scores.

Entry Fee £25.00

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Saturday 8th August

Kirklands Trophy

18 Hole handicap stroke play event played over the Balcomie Links. (Handicap 11-20) Played for since 1988 on the same day as the Rangoon. Along with the trophy, nine further prizes are awarded in the form of vouchers.

Entry Fee £25.00

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Friday 14th August

Senior Open

18 Hole handicap stroke play event played over the Balcomie Links. (Maximum Handicap of 20) Played on the second Friday in August and open to men aged 50 and over. Vouchers will be presented to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd best net scores in the age groups 50-59 years; 60-64 years; 65-69 years and 70 years and over.

Entry Fee £25.00

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Monday 7th September

Ladies Senior Greensomes

Greensome pairs competition played over the Craighead Links. (Maximum Handicap of 36) For ladies of 55 years or over, played on the second Monday in September. The winners will be the pair with the best net score and are awarded the specially commissioned bronze trophy, donated by past Ladies Captain, Mary Knowles. Rules: 0.6 of lower handicap plus 0.4 of higher handicap apply. Prizes are awarded in the form of vouchers to the top four net and scratch pairs.

Entry Fee £25.00

For more details email the Membership Secretary or call +44(0)1333 450686

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Inter-Club Matches

Inter-club matches have long been part of golfing culture at Crail. The Society plays a variety of annual and bi-annual inter-club matches, our oldest dating back to 1839. Our calendar brings together golfers from all over the globe competing in home and away matches against many of the finest clubs over the finest courses. 

 

For more details on any of the Open Competitions at Crail Golfing Society please email the Membership Secretary or call +44(0)1333 450686 and remember to check our Covid-19 Updates.