amateur golf
amateur golf



The Rules of Golf Inter-Club Quiz will be held again this year, sponsored by the Royal & SunAlliance plc and supported by the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews.

The Inter-Club Quiz, which tests club golfers' knowledge of the Rules of Golf, has proved very popular over the last six years, with a record entry of 426 clubs last year. The previous winners have been Broadway (1995), Wilpshire (1996 and 1997), Braehead (1998) and Stone in 1999.

As in previous years, the Quiz is staged on a knock-out basis between Clubs starting in April, leading to County Finals in September and then Regional Finals in October. The six teams winning the regional finals will travel to St Andrews for the Great Britain & Ireland Final on 19 November in the Clubhouse of the R&A. For the second time only the Quiz will be open to clubs in Ireland.

The Quiz questions, which number in thousands, have been prepared by the Secretary of the R&A's Rule Committee, David Rickman and his team. They vary in difficulty with straightforward questions being addressed to individuals and more probing questions based on the "Decisions of the Rules of Golf" publication, addressed to teams as a whole.

The Quiz this year will be offering a number of prizes, courtesy of Royal & SunAlliance, the R&A and Titleist & FootJoy. The overall winners will each receive a season ticket to the Open Championship in the following year. Titleist are donating over 5,000 Titleist PTS Wound golf balls, with each member of the County winning teams receiving a dozen and the runners-up will also be rewarded for their efforts with a sleeve of 3 balls for each team member. Members of the regional winning teams will receive a pair of FootJoy shoes.

The Final will be held in the famous Big Room in the R&A Clubhouse and the finalists will dine that evening in the Club's private dining room. Overnight accommodation at the Old Course Hotel will be provided.