Simmers Cup

The Loretto Golf Academy Junior Championship and Simmers Cup 2020

After discussions with Craigielaw Golf Club and Scottish Golf, due to the size of the event, and the distance some schools will have to travel, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone the event until Thursday 4 March 2021.

We will post updates when entries open and we hope we will be able to welcome a full field to the event next year.


The Championship is the UK’s largest schools golf competition and attracts players from all over the country.

There are 4 age groups - Under 9, Under 11, Under 13 and Under 15. Please note that places are limited and will be offered on a first come first served basis.

The cost to enter the Simmers Cup is

  • U9 - [to be announced for 2020]
  • U11 - [to be announced for 2020]
  • U13 - [to be announced for 2020]
  • U15 - [to be announced for 2020]

No additional cost for entering the team events

Additional Information 

  1. Competitors in both the Under 13 and Under 15 event will require an official handicap (maximum handicap – 28 boys, 36 girls) and present their CDH number on the day. Those competing in the Under 9 and Under 11 age group will not require a handicap.
  2. Handicap and scratch prizes will be awarded in the Under 13 and 15s age groups. The Under 11 and Under 9s age groups will be a scratch event. There will also be a team event at both U13 & U15 open to all schools. This is a scratch event with the best two scores from the schools entries counting towards a team score.

  3.  [Times to be confirmed for 2020] Please make your way directly to Craigielaw Golf Course. Tee off times are booked from 8.00 am onwards. There will be a packed lunch and snacks for all competitors. Various prizes will be presented at the Golf Club after lunch for the Under 9 winners and at the end of the day (finishing time approx. 6.00 pm).

  4.  Closing date for entries is [to be announced for 2020]

Rules

Under 9 Age Group 

1. The competition will be a 6 hole event around the Craigielaw South Links.

2. The competition will be played under the Rules of Golf and the format will be Stableford +2 conditions.

3. Competitors should be able to complete 9 holes in 50 or less.

4. Competitors must be under the age of 9 on 1st October 2020.

5. The winner will be the competitor who returns the best Stableford score.

6. Ties will be decided by count back (last 3 (4th, 5th  & 6th) or final hole (6th).

 

Under 11 Age Group 

1. The competition will be a 9 hole event around the Craigielaw Golf Course.

2. The competition will be played under the  Rules of Golf and the format will be Stableford  +2 conditions.

3. Competitors should be able to complete 9 holes in 50 or less.

4. Competitors must be under the age of 11 on 1st October 2020.

5. The winner will be the competitor who returns the best Stableford score.

6. Ties will be decided by count back (last 6, last 3, final hole). Should there still be no outright winner, the trophy will be awarded jointly.

 

Under 13 and under 15 Age Group 

1.  The competition will consist of one 18 hole round  of golf.

2.  The competition will be played under the Rules  of Golf with scratch and handicap prizes.

3.  All competitors are required to have an official CONGU handicap and provide CDH number in advance.

4.  Handicap limit for Under 15 and Under 13 –  28 boys, 36 girls.

5.  Competitors must be under the age of 13 or 15  on 1st October 2020.

6.  The winners will be the competitors who return the best gross and net Stableford scores, in their respective age groups.

7.  Ties will be decided by count back (Back 9, last 6, last 3, final hole). Should there still be no outright winner, the trophy will be awarded jointly.

 

Team Events

1. The Team Event will run in the Under 15s and  Under 13s.

2. All schools entering a minimum of 2 players in  an age group will automatically be entered into  the event.

3. The team score will consist of the best two scratch scores from players competing from each school,  in their respective age groups.

4. Team ties will be decided using the schools  third score.

 

For further details, please contact The Loretto Golf Academy  - E : golfacademy@loretto.com T: 0131 653 4507