Cupar Golf Club – Junior Section

We aim to provide a safe and welcoming environment for all junior members to learn to play golf, gain knowledge of the rules and etiquette of the game, at the same time promoting sportsmanship.  Cupar Golf Club will endeavour to provide juniors with the right environment for them to achieve their potential at whatever level is right for them.  Information on the junior section can be found at the bottom of this page.

Fixtures

2021 Fixtures

Sunday 10 October - 4 & 9 hole competition 13*

*Entry via clubs online booking system

Handicaps (as at 04/08/2021)

4 Hole

9 Hole - Beginner

9 Hole - Advanced

Alexander Little - 8    

Brogan Smith - 13

Fraser Aitken - 38

Fraser Marr - 12      

Fraser McKay - 8      

Fynn Ingram - 15

Ian Leslie - 13

Jackson Little - 35

Josh Swenny - 9

Lyle Faichney - 11

Murray Strachan - 32

Ruffus Thoms - 16

Zak Strachan - 15

Brodie Alexander - 26

Jack Davidson - 40

Andrew Sanderson- 41

Brodie Traynor - 15

Chris Knight - 22                                    

David Wedderburn - 40

Donald Stevenson - 21                              

Houston Ironside- 15

Leon Mckenzie - 10

Masie Mckenzie- 35

Murray Robertson - 33

Sturan Robertson - 28

Tom Anderson - 19    

Results

Sunday 21 March

Sunday 11 April

Sunday 25 April

Sunday 9 May

4 Hole

Scratch

1st: Fraser McKay

2nd: Alexander Little

Handicap

1st: Zak Strachan

2nd: Fraser McKay

9 Hole

Scratch

1st: Aiden Hughes

2nd: Houston Ironside

Handicap

1st: Tom Anderson

2nd: Donald Stevenson

4 Hole

Scratch

1st: Brodie Alexander

2nd: Fraser McKay

Handicap

1st: Murray Strachan

2nd: Jackson Little

9 Hole

Scratch

1st: Christopher Knight

4 Hole

Scratch

1st: Brodie Alexander

2nd: Fraser Marr

Handicap

1st: Murray Strachan

2nd: Fraser Aitken

9 Hole

Scratch

1st: Houston Ironside

2nd: Leon Mackenzie

Handicap

1st: Leon Mackenzie

2nd: Tom Anderson

4 hole

Scratch

1st: Alexander Little

2nd: Ian Leslie

Handicap

1st: Alexander Little

2nd: Brogan Smith

9 hole

Scratch

1st: Aidan Hughes

2nd: Matthew Honeyman

3rd: Jake Nicolson

Handicap

1st: Tom Anderson

2nd: Struan Robertson

Wellsgreen

Sunday 23 May 2021

Sunday 6 April

Sunday 13 June

Friday 25 June

Leon Mackenzie 57

Brodie Alexander 60

Ian Leslie 73

Alexander Little 74

Josh Swenny 75

Brogan Smith 77

Lyle Faichney 78

Fynn Ingram 79

Zak Stratchan 86

Fraser McKay 86

Jackson Little 107

Fraser Aitken 113

Murray Stratchan 119

Maisie Mackenzie NR

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Par 44

4 Hole Gross

1st Jack Davidson

2nd Lyle Faichney (countback)

4 Hole Net

1st Josh Sweeney

2nd Brogan Smith

9 Hole beginner

1st Brodie Alexander

9 Hole Gross

1st Donald Stevenson

2nd Christopher Knight

9 Hole Net

1st Murray Robertson

2nd Donald Stevenson

4 Hole

1st: Josh Sweeny

2nd: Jack Davidson

9 Hole beginner

1st Brodie Alexander

4 hole

Gross

1. Josh Sweeney

2. Lyle Faichney

4 hole

Nett

1. Lyle Faichney

2. Josh Sweeney

7 golfers turned out for the 25 June medal. Lyle brings his initial handicap down already with another good score. 2 golfers, Brodie A & Jack D stepped up to play the 9 holes.

Friday 30 July

Junior Open – 15 August 2021

Grant Cup – 29 August 2021

Balgove outing – 11 September 2021

4 Hole Gross

st Josh Sweeney

2nd Brogan Smith

4 Hole Net

1st Zak Strachan

2nd Josh Sweeney

9 Hole Gross

1st Matthew Honeyman

2nd Leon Mckenzie

9 Hole Net

1st Leon Mckenzie

2nd Matthew Honeyman

4 hole

  1. Jackson Little
  2. Murray Strachan
  3. Lyle Faichney
  4. Ian Leslie
  5. Fraser Aitken

9 hole

  1. Andrew Sanderson
  2. Brodie Alexander
  3. Tom Anderson
  4. Murray Robertson
  5. Christopher Knight
  6. Struan Robertson
  7. Brogan Smith
  8. Fynn Ingram
  9. Houston Ironside
  10. Fraser McKay
  11. Alexander Little
  12. Zak Strachan

18 hole

  1. Jake Nicolson
  2. Matthew Honeyman
  3. Brody Wronieck
  4. Leon Mackenzie
  5. Aidan Hughes

Thanks to Paul Hughes for organising this years junior Open.

  1. Houston & Hugh 29
  2. Jack & Allan 30
  3. Brodie & Ewan 31 (last hole)
  4. Alexander & Cameron 31 (last two holes)
  5. Brogan & Gary 31
  6. Tom & Christine 32
  7. Fraser & Stephen 33
  8. Jackson & Fraser 34 (last two holes)
  9. Fraser and Thomas 34
  10. Leon and Kenny 36 (last hole)
  11. Jake and Kevin 36 (last hole)
  12. Fraser and Iain 36
  13. Matthew and Ben 37 (last hole)
  14. Aidan and Paul 37
  15. Rufus and Andy 38
  16. Chris and Colin 39
  17. Fynn and Grant 43

  1. Jack Davidson 44
  2. Brodie Alexander 45 (last hole)
  3. Alexander Little 45
  4. Rufus Thoms 48
  5. Lyle Faichney 49
  6. Fraser McKay 50
  7. Josh Swenny 51
  8. Fynn Ingram 52
  9. Brogan Smith 57
  10. Jackson 59

 

Par 30

Junior competition rules & arrangements

Arrangements

To comply with Scottish Golf guidance all junior competitions will, until further notice, use digital entry and submission of scores.  The arrangements for the competitions are as follows:

  1. Juniors must enter the competition via the BRS booking system.
  2. There will be reserved tee times solely for junior members but play out with these times is also permitted.
  3. Do not book into a tee time with another junior unless you have asked their permission first.
  4. Group sizes may vary from single (generally accompanied by an adult) to 4 ball.
  5. In accordance with Government Restrictions in Scotland all groups must adhere to the following points
  1. There will be rakes in bunkers. No preferred lies in bunkers. Players should rake bunker after use.
  2. Flags can be removed inline with the rules of golf.
  3. Scorecards are available from collection from the clubhouse on the junior noticeboard.
  4. Completed scores must be submitted to the junior convenor by digital format (email or via text/WhatsApp).
  5. Scores and revised handicaps will be published online at http://www.cupargolfclub.co.uk/juniors.html.

Local Junior Rules

Competitions take place in accordance with the standard ruIes of golf with some amendments to help junior in their progression which are noted below.

The following applies to all players –  Balls Lost or Out of Bounds: in cases of lost ball or balls out of bounds players may drop the ball in the vicinity of where the ball is lost or gone out of bounds (including the nearest fairway area) by taking a two-stroke penalty.  This is an alternative to the stroke and distance penalty and has been adopted as local rule only for junior 4 and 9 hole competitions by the committee.  It does not apply to any other club competitions.

 

4 Holes

Competitions will take place over holes 1 to 4.  However, to help players get as much enjoyment as possible, the following modified rules will apply -

  1. Play off red tees
  2. Fresh air shots are counted but only up to a maximum of 3 fresh air shots per hole.
  3. Bunkers - when a ball lands in a bunker, players have the following 2 options –
  1. Continue to play and taking a maximum of 3 attempts out of the bunker.

If after 3 shots, the ball is still in the bunker, the player must lift the ball and drop the ball outside of the bunker.  Lifting and dropping is scored as one penalty stroke; or

  1. The player can immediately decide not to play out of the bunker and for a total of two penalty strokes, take back-on-the-line relief outside the bunker as permitted under rule 19.3b of the rules of golf.
  1. A maximum of 25 shots on any hole. If that limit is reached before completing the hole, the ball should be picked up and ‘25’ marked on the card.
  2. Each group should, where possible, have at least 1 adult accompanying the players. Adults should help players with golf etiquette (replacing divots, raking bunkers) and helping keep score.  If this is not possible please let the Junior Convenor know and playing groups can be re-arranged accordingly.
  3. After one competitive round, a player will receive their local 4 hole handicap. After each round, handicaps will be adjusted accordingly - handicaps will only be reduced.
  4. Once players has scored less than 24 or less for 4 holes (scratch) then they should begin to play in the 9 hole format.

 

9 holes

  1. Players have the option to play either
  1. 9 hole beginner format - holes 1 to 4 twice and the 9th (white scorecards); or
  2. 9 hole advanced format - holes 1 to 9 as per course layout (green scorecards)
  1. Players must declare their chosen format before commencing play.
  2. Play off red tees.
  3. Fresh air shots and bunkers should be treated in accordance with the rules of golf.
  4. A maximum of 20 shots on any hole. If that limit is reached before completing the hole, the ball should be picked up and ‘20” marked on the card.
  5. Adults are encouraged to accompany players, but this is not compulsory.
  6. After one competitive round a player will receive their local 9 hole handicap. After each round, handicaps will be adjusted accordingly - handicaps will only be reduced.
  7. Players can progress to WHS handicaps once ready following discussions with Junior Convenor(s)/Club Match Secretary
  8. Juniors with WHS handicaps may play in the 9 hole advanced format competitions but are not eligible for the handicap prizes and these competitions are non-counting for purposes of WHS.

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The Junior Section

Junior Convenors

Colin Knight & Paul Hughes


Junior Section

We have a growing junior section with a tradition of providing a friendly, relaxed and welcoming environment for girls and boys to learn and play golf. Our aim is that juniors enjoy their golf, but most of all enjoy being a part of Cupar Golf Club.  The aim of the junior section is to provide a fun environment to experience golf, to give juniors the opportunity to progress to their potential and to equip them with golf skills that can be used and enjoyed for the rest of their lives.

We recognise the importance of juniors in the continuous lifecycle of the club.  We therefore place a great deal of importance in the structure, development and the organisation of the junior section. The junior section is led by the junior convenor with support from parents and committee members.

New members

We welcome juniors of all abilities; from absolute beginners to more accomplished players. As part of the membership, juniors receive structured lessons from a PGA professional.  New members are welcomed throughout the year.

Membership is £50 for under 16s and £60 for 16 and 17 year olds; age qualification is taken as at 1 January and the membership includes the junior package comprising of lessons and organised outings.

Lessons

In 2021, Jordan Brown, PGA Professional at Drumoig Golf Centre will conduct the lessons for members of our junior section.  As part of the junior membership each junior receives 5 lessons at Drumoig.

Outings

The following outings have been arranged for 2021:

Wellsgreen golf centre - Sunday 23 May 2021

Balgove, St Andrews – Saturday 22 September 2021

Himalayas putting, St Andrews – Not being held in 2021

Competitions

Competitions take place on various Sunday afternoons throughout the summer season as well as some Friday nights.  These comprise of 4 holes for new and younger players before progression to the 9 hole beginner or 9 hole advanced format.  We arrange handicaps so young players can measure their improvement and everyone has a chance of picking up a prize.  On occasions, different golf formats such as team or pairs golf will take place to allow junior to expand their golf experience.

Adults are encouraged to accompany young children to help them on their way round.  Those adults with golfing knowledge are encouraged to advise about golf etiquette and rules information to our junior members.

GolfSixes

GolfSixes is an exciting initiative introduced in 2019 by Scottish Golf to allow young players without handicaps or a handicap of more than 36 to participate in “friendly” inter club matches. The junior section competes in the East Fife GolfSixes league.  All Interclub GolfSixes league fixtures have cancelled until further notice as per Scottish Golf guidelines.

Junior Welfare

The junior section adheres to the principles of the club’s safeguarding policy; details of which are available in the clubhouse.