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Tick here to indicate your acceptance of the conditions of entry

If you are travelling to Brora with other players, please note their names below and we will do our best to give you similar tee-times for the qualifying rounds.  You may also use this space to record any other special requirements you may have and we will try to accommodate them.


Please note that players with morning tee-times in the first qualifying round will have afternoon tee times for the second round, and vice versa.

Terms and Conditions of Entry
1. The tournament will be decided by 36 holes stroke play qualifying, from which the leading 16 scratch scores and thereafter the leading 48 nett scores, in three handicap divisions, will contest knockout match play.

2. Ties in the qualifying competition will be decided by the best last 18 holes. If the competitors are still tied the winner will be decided by the best last nine holes, then last six holes, last three holes and finally the last hole. If competitors are still tied the result will be decided by lot.

3. In the matchplay rounds, matches finishing all square will continue from the 1st hole until one side wins a hole. In the handicap sections shots will be allowed as in the prescribed round.

4. Prizes will be awarded as follows:-

Scratch Salver - Winner minimum £400 + bottle of single malt whisky or equivalent
Handicap Sections - Winner £350 + bottle of single malt whisky
Runners up and losing semi finalists will receive vouchers to a value no less than £100.
All losing quarter finalists will receive a bottle of single malt whisky.
The player returning the lowest aggregate scratch score in the qualifying rounds will receive the W. J. Henderson Medal.
The player returning the lowest aggregate nett score in the qualifying round will receive the Peter Thomson Salver.
The Junior (under 18) returning the best aggregate scratch score in the qualifying rounds will receive the Paul Lawrie Trophy.
Prizes will be awarded for the best scratch score in both qualifying rounds and leading nett aggregate outwith the main prize winners.

5. The qualifying rounds will be held on Monday 31st July and Tuesday 1st August. The match play rounds will be held on Wednesday 2nd August to Friday 4th August.

6. There will be a supplementary competition (The Five Day Open Plate) held Wednesday 2nd August to Friday 4th August for entrants no longer competing in the main tournament or those eliminated in the first round of matchplay. The format will be two 18 hole handicap stableford rounds. The leading two aggregate scores from each stableford rounds will contest knockout match play on Friday 4th August. Qualifiers from day one will not be eligible to qualify on day two. Players eliminated from the first round of matchplay competition in the main event on Wednesday 2nd August will not be eligible to qualify on day one of the supplementary competition (in accordance with the rules of golf).

7. The organising committee reserve the right to curtail the scope of the competition in the case of bad weather, in which case completion of the main competition will be given priority over the supplementary competition.

8. A limited number of free practice rounds will be available from 14.00 on Sunday 30th July. Please book in advance by calling the ProShop or booking online.

9. Entry will be open to amateur male golfers with a handicap recognised by the authority controlling golf in the country from which they enter (for the UK & Ireland this is CONGU). The maximum permitted playing handicap in the competition will be 28.

10. Entry fee will be £140 (members £70). Juniors who hold a recognised handicap may pay half the entry fee but will only be entitled to half the prize voucher. Under no circumstances will juniors be permitted to accept alcohol as part of their prize. They will be given a suitable, equivalent value, alternative.

11. Entries will only be accepted on this entry form (or the equivalent on line form) accompanied by the relevant entry fee. Payment can be made online at

12. The Brora Five Day Open is the club’s premier event of the season We appreciate that some participants will wish to play in the event as part of their summer holiday arrangements and your entry is accepted on the following understanding.
(i) Players are expected to have a current understanding of the rules and etiquette pertaining to both matchplay and strokeplay forms of the game.
(ii) Players must be members of a recognised golf club and be the current holder of a handicap recognised by their local golf union.
(iii) The tee will be open from 06.30 until 16.30 each day and players may be required to play at unsociable times in order to ensure that both the Competition and the Supplementary Competition can be completed. Tee times might need to be amended at short notice in the event of unseasonal weather or other matters outwith the control of the organising committee.

13. Players not on the Central Database of Handicaps (CDH) in Scotland, England, Wales or Ireland will need to provide evidence of their current handicap index before starting their qualifying rounds on Monday, 31st July.

14. The stroke allowance in the qualifying rounds of the main competition and the Five Day Open Plate will be 95% of each player’s Course Handicap. The stroke allowance in the matchplay rounds will be 100% of each player’s Course Handicap with the player with the lower Course Handicap conceding the difference in allowance to the player with the higher Course Handicap. It is the responsibility of each player to calculate their Course Handicap for the matchplay rounds, updated for the impact of their qualifying round scores on their Handicap Index. Evidence of handicap for the matchplay rounds must be made available to the Competition Committee on request.

15. Players qualifying for the handicap sections of the matchplay events will be allocated to the handicap sections according to their WHS Handicap Index as at 31st July 2023.

16.  Players registering from the competition acknowledge that Brora Golf Club may publicise their participation in the event on the club's website, the press and social media.

17. Please return entries to: Matches and Handicaps Committee, Brora Golf Club, Golf Road, Brora, Sutherland, KW9 6QS. Entries close Friday 14th July 2023 (unless this closing date is extended at the sole discretion of the Matches and Handicaps Committee). Entries for the competition will be strictly limited to 183 players. A waiting list will operate when the registered field is full. Entries will be accepted strictly in the order that registrations are received with the appropriate entry fee and early entry is advised