Alliance Rules

Should any course be unplayable on any competition day that game will be abandoned.

Any unavoidable alteration or cancellation will be notified to the press, each club and on this website.

All entries to be received by the Secretary by 3.00pm, the Wednesday prior to the next fixture.

In the case of any person entering into a four ball competition wishing to cancel after Thursday 10.00am, his partner must play in order to mark the scorecard and avoid disappointment to their opponents. No charge will be made for his card in this circumstance.

The minimum age of any member shall be 18 at next birthday.

The maximum number of strokes received in any competition will be 18.

Membership to the Alliance is by application, to join you must have a ‘Course Handicap’ of no more than 14 at your home club off the White Tees.


The Alliance committee is made up of a member from each affiliated club and a representative from the professionals.


At the start of the Alliance season each member commences play in competitions playing off his ‘World Handicap Index’. Handicap reductions will be applied to your ‘World Handicap Index’ to create an ‘Alliance Handicap Index’, whichever Handicap Index (World or Alliance) is lower, is the Handicap Index that you will use to establish your ‘Course Handicap’  When a competition is won the following domestic rules will be applied.


Winners & joint winners will be cut two as follows:

0 to 9 handicap index, cut 1 shot

10 and above handicap index, cut 2 shots


Standard scratch is set by the committee.

One under SS will be cut 1 shot

Two under SS will be cut 1 shot

Three under SS will be cut 2 shots

Four under SS will be cut 3 shots


Trevor Newton is appointed by the committee to administer handicapping and will post any adjustments with the starter prior to the next competition.



The championship will be played on the current Captain’s course and in the following catagories:

Scratch to 5 handicap – 18 holes – Championship

6 to 11 handicap – 18 holes – Frank Carey Cup

12 to 18 handicap – 18 holes – Brian Watson Shield

Scratch to 5 handicap will record scratch scores to determine the winner, in the event of a tie extra holes will be played.

Team Of Three

Three players playing in the same three ball, the players can be from any of the affiliated clubs.

McQuisten Shield

A team of four playing together, scoring is stableford, with the best two scores to count plus all the par 3 scores. The team players can be from any of the affiliated clubs.