Report The weather was kind for the boys & girls taking part in our Flag event at the Paul Lawrie Golf Centre on Open Championship Sunday - unlike the conditions over
The weather was kind for the boys & girls taking part in our Flag event at the Paul Lawrie Golf Centre on Open Championship Sunday – unlike the conditions over in Portrush!
Brothers Blake & Bradley Lamb finished third and first, respectively, in the Under 10s Boys with Kameron Brown Runner-Up behind Bradley.
In the Under 10s Girls, Amy Blackadder put in an impressive performance to top her section as she made it to the 9th fairway in 36. Brook Sinclair was second and Lois Reid third.
Evan Walker progressed through the 9th to win the Under 12s Boys, seeing off the challenge of Lorne MacDonald (2nd) and Kyle Marshall (3rd).
Whilst in the Under 12s Girls, Lily MacDonald edged out her sister, Evie MacDonald to win her category. Isla Reid finished in third place.
The Advanced Flag was won by Oli Blackadder who made it to the side of the 12th green. Zack Don was second and Mitchell Sinclair third.
12.30 Zack Don Kyle Marshall
12.35 Oli Blackadder Mitchell Sinclair Evan Walker
12.40 Aiden Watson Seth Malcolm Fraser Ironside
12.50 Kameron Brown Brooke Sinclair Lorne MacDonald
13.00 Lucy Milne Eve Ironside Amy Blackadder
13.05 Lily MacDonald Evie MacDonald
13.10 Lois Reid Isla Reid
13.20 Blake Lamb Bradley Lamb
Paul Lawrie Foundation FLAG competitions are designed to introduce juniors aged 12 and under (under 12 at 1st Jan 2019) to competitive, fun golf played over shortened courses (holes typically between 100yds-250yds long). Normally we’ll play over 9 holes. Competitors have 36 shots to get as far around the lay-out as possible. A flag colour-coded to their age-group and section is placed in the ground where the 36th stroke comes to rest.
No handicap is necessary for FLAG competitions.
Children must be accompanied by an adult/responsible person to assist with safety. No prior knowledge of golf or the rules is necessary for either the child or accompanying adult. In most circumstances, children will have to handle their own equipment (no caddies!) though, for example, if it’s very wet/cold it is acceptable for some assistance in keeping clubs as dry as possible and children warm/dry.
Modified rules of golf are used, based upon R&A/USGA Rules of Golf, allowing kids to navigate their way around the courses we play.
bunkers – after three failed attempts to escape from a bunker a competitor may throw their ball out of the buker (but only the three failed strokes will count)
maximum strokes per hole – not more than 10 strokes may be taken at any hole, including a maximum of 4 putts on any green. If a competitor reaches the maximum number of shotts (or putts) for that hole, they progress to the next hole and continue to play until they reach their 36 shots
water/penalty area – if the ball is in water and the competitor decides to take a penalty drop out of the area, they may do so by dropping nearer the hole to prevent having to play over/across the penalty area again
ball unplayable – in addition to the normal options available, players may take relief by dropping from the unplayable spot on to an area of shorter grass (even though this may mean dropping more than the normally permitted dropping area)
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