Event Guide

Start Sheets

Tee times for competitors will be included on the start sheet available through Golf Box.

Allocation of Round 1 tee times is based on a competitor’s handicap. The top ten men’s groups are randomised. Entry into this competition is limited. Competitors who have been entered and accepted into the competition will be included on the start sheet. Competitors who have been entered but are not listed on the start sheet will be on the reserve list.

Reserve List

Competitors who are not allocated a tee time on the start sheet will be included on the reserve list. Following the close of Stage 1 entries the reserve list will be arranged in handicap order. If an accepted competitor withdraws from the competition their tee time will be offered to the next competitor on the reserve list. Scottish Student Sport will contact the institution of the reserve competitor to offer this tee time, unless during the weekend in which case Scottish Student Sport will contact the competitor directly.

If a reserve competitor is unable to take the tee time Scottish Student Sport will contact the next institution until the tee time is taken. Reserve competitors should communicate their availability with their athletic union or students’ union and remain available should withdrawals occur.

If a competitor on the reserve list no longer wishes to be considered for the competition; they must inform their institution and withdraw following the process detailed in the entry information.

If the competition is at capacity; entries received within Stage 2 will be added to the reserve list. Where applicable; priority for tee times will remain with the entries received before the Stage 1 entry closing date.

Team Competition

There will be a team element to the competition for both men and women. Men’s teams will consist of 3 or 4 players with the best 3 scores to count each day. Women’s teams will consist of 2 or 3 players with the best 2 scores to count each day. The competition runs over all three days of the tournament.

Teams should be confirmed by coach/captain at registration on day one BEFORE the first golfer in the team tees off. Failure to do so may result in the team not being registered.

Registration and Withdrawals

Competitors must register at least 30 minutes before starting Round 1. Competitiors are encouraged to register as soon as they arrive at the venue. Registration will be located in the clubhouse and include scorecard collection.

As per the rules of golf, competitors who do not show for their tee time will be disqualified. Additionally, any competitor who does not show up to register for their opening round will be considered a no show and their institution will be fined £50 in additional to the entry fee for the event.

Competitors withdrawing during the competition must inform the Tournament Director, stating their reason for withdrawal. Competitors must also inform their institution they have withdrawn from the competition.

Rules and Regulations

All BUCS Golf competitions are governed in accordance with the BUCS Golf rules and regulations, the BUCS general regulations, the R&A Rules of Golf, 2019/20 BUCS Tour Hard Card and the local rules of the golf club.

Scottish Golf referee(s) will be available to offer rule clarification and support the competition. Competitors are encouraged to use the referees where necessary, and resolve all decisions before completing their round and submitting their scores. 

The Tournament Director has the final decision in all sport competition matters.

Scoring and Results

BUCS Golf Tour competitions use GolfBox for scoring and results. Results will be made available on the BUCS event webpage during and after the competition. A daily report will be available on the Scottish Student Sport website.


The following tee times are to be used as a guide. These are subject to change.

Round 1: women from 08:00, men from 09:30. 9/10 minute intervals. Top ten men’s groups by handicap randomised. All other groups in handicap order.

Round 2: men from TBC, women from TBC. 10 minute intervals. Reverse score order.

Round 3: men from 08:00, women TBC. 10 minute intervals. Reverse score order.


There will be a cut after Round 2. It is predicted the top 30 men (plus tied placings) and top 12 women (plus tied placings) will go through to Round 3. This is subject to change.

Practice Rounds

Competitors should book all practice rounds directly through the golf club. Call 01334 837 023. When booking a practice round state the event ‘Fife Tournament’. Cost £35 per person.

Course Guides

Competitors will be issued with a complimentary course guide (Strokesaver) available from the Pro Shop. Guides will be available on practice days. Inform the Pro Shop you are competing in the Fife Tournament to receive your guide.

Range Balls

Each competitor is eligible for one complimentary basket of range balls before each round. Token will be available from the Pro Shop. Additional range balls can be purchased.


There are changing facilities and showers located within the clubhouse. Golf shoes are not allowed in the clubhouse, with standard dress code applying on the course and in the clubhouse. The Pro Shop is located within the clubhouse and open between 07:00 – 18:00.

Food & Drink

A selection of food will be available to purchase from the clubhouse between 08:00 – 18:00. More information will be available at registration.

Competitors are responsible for providing their own food and drink throughout the competition. All competitors and spectators have a responsibility to keep the venue and competition areas clean and tidy.

Social Media

Competitors and clubs are encouraged to join the conversation online using the #ScotStuGolf and #BUCSGolf. Let us know how your preparation is going and how your tournament works out – tag BUCS and Scottish Student Sport on Twitter and Instagram @BUCSsport @ScotStuSport and on Facebook (search for BUCS and Scottish Student Golf).