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A Game for Everyone


We are delighted to once again host the Stephen Gallacher Foundation at Kingsknowe this Sunday.  Here is the draw for all the Under 18 Girls; Under 14 Girls and Boys; and Under 12 and Under 10 Boys sections: SGF Draw 090918


Here are the results of all the matches in Saturday’s Championship Finals.  Congratulations to all the winners.

Just click on the photo below to see all the results:


The Gents Seniors Inter Club Tournament starts on Monday 30th July at Ratho Park GC.  The Kingsknowe team has been selected and the Club will be represented by Keith Raeburn, Ian Printy, David Halliday and Willie Drysdale.  Simon Walker is reserve.  The full draw is available here: Gents Senior Inter Club Draw 2018


The Lothians Golf Association is pleased to announce the launch of a new Handicap Stroke Play Championship which will be played over Kingsknowe on Sunday 23 September.

This is an 18 hole event for players whose home club is in the Lothians and have a handicap from 6 to 28.  Members who are interested in playing can enter through the Lothians website by clicking the ‘Enter’ tab against this event at the top right hand side of the Home page on the Lothians website.

Lothians President Paul Gibson said: “On the evening that I became the President of the Lothians Golf Association, I emphasised my desire to reach out to the ‘average club golfer’ by introducing a handicap event that would be open to the large majority of our members. While we serve our low handicap players, our Juniors and our Seniors, extremely well, it is important that we offer as many players as possible, the opportunity to compete against each other with a handicap event being the ideal platform. The concept has been developed by our Club Services Committee in conjunction with our Tournament Committee. Our inaugural event will be held at Kingsknowe Golf Club on the 23 September 2018; it’s an ideal venue, centrally located, and should attract a large number of keen competitors. Depending on its success, other similar tournaments may be on the radar in the future. I commend the tournament to you, and look forward to the dawn of a new chapter in the competitive arena of the Lothians Golf Association.”


Congratulations to Marion Fry and Bruce Munro, the Millenium Mixed Foursomes from the competition on Saturday 31st March:




Hamish Hamilton, Gents; Jack Symington Juniors; Keith Raeburn Seniors; Ladies Louise Fraser.


Here are all the rules for those who are entering the Kingsknowe Winter League this year: Kingsknowe Golf Club Winter League rules 2017-18



See who won the competitions and trophies in 2017: Winners of the Club Trophies in 2017


Members should note that a tee time in a specific draw can now be viewed in the members area of the website. If a member logs in using their log in credentials and click on competitions tab, search for the competition in the list and then click on “draws”, this will show all members’  tee times in that specific competition. Members are reminded to notify the Pro Shop of any late withdrawls / entries as the published draw is now laminated.


Kingsknowe has Monthly Medals and a variety of competitions to suit all standards of golfer for both Full and 5 Day members, Men and Ladies, and Seniors and Juniors. For the full fixture card with information on which golf event is on when –  and at what time, visit here.  If you are looking to book a time as a visitor or a day for an outing, then this will assist you with your planning as you will be able to see which are the busier days.  Members who are looking for more information on Club competitions should visit our Members Area.

Kingsknowe also runs an established calendar of Open Competitions giving players from far and wide the opportunity to play the course under competition conditions.  In 2017 we have Opens in the Seniors, Ladies and Mixed categories. Download our KGC Opens Entry Form 2018 for further details.


Please have a read of this Communication Notice to help with the smooth running of the administration of competitions Gents Competitions Communication Notice


In order to obtain or re-instate a handicap, three cards must be returned clearly marked “For Handicap”. Two may be played off yellow tees but one must be played in a medal competition from the white tees. Cards must be marked by another member. An active handicap is required to be able to enter “Major” competitions and to play in the knock out events. You can still enter the knockout trophies, but must obtain a valid handicap quickly in order to play your first round tie.

To transfer a handicap, a certificate that should contain your CDH number should be handed or posted into the office with a covering note.


Players must sign in on competition days in the Professional’s shop at least ten minutes before their tee off time. There is a two stroke penalty for failing to start on time.

It is essential that all scores, including no returns, are inputted to the computer with the scorecard inserted into the respective Section box. Failure to adhere to this may result in the first and second instance with noting and warning, followed by exclusion from the next major competition in the event of a third instance.


No draws are done for the above “regular” medals, and tee times should be booked in the normal fashion. Entry to the competition is by signing the sheet in Chris’s shop.


The entry sheet gets pinned up for Major (drawn) competitions at 12 noon three weeks preceding the event. It is not unusual for a queue to form to secure the preferred teeing off band. Members must enter their membership number, which for the forgetful are listed in the display folder, and can only enter their own name.

The draw gets made and typically displayed up to ten days before the competition. Until the draw is made a waiting list on the entry sheet can be used. The draw for all major competitions is an open draw in time bands done by the computer.

After the draw sheet has been published no alterations to that draw can be made other than by Chris Morris or his staff. Members must not write on or alter the Draw Sheet. All notifications of withdrawal or requests for late entry after the draw sheet is displayed must be made through the Professional, Chris Morris who will record such requests. Any such notification must state membership number, time slot as well as name.

If no notification of withdrawal is made, the member will be given a warning in the first instance followed by exclusion from the next two major competitions for a repeat offence.


We are now noticing that the vast majority of Away Scores are submitted automatically via the CDH system. To that end, we are going to do away with players submitting their scores manually apart from the following circumstances:-

  1. The score has not been registered on your individual handicap record within 10 days of playing the event. It is likely that the away club has not submitted the score.  In this circumstance please write with details of the date, course, score, par, SSS, CSS and any adjustments to
  2. The player recognises that their handicap will be going up and wants this adjustment made at short notice (All golf systems (including Intelligent Golf) do not allow players to adjust their handicap upwards at the time of entering their card. This is a recent change by CONGU).   In this circumstance please write with details of the date, course, score, par, SSS, CSS and any adjustments to and make contact with the Competition Convenors in person or by phone.

We thank you for your support with this change and we will monitor the situation closely until we are confident it is working well.