The North Scottish Golfers Alliance was formed in 1947 by members of Golf Clubs from the Moray, Nairn and Inverness areas with a view to giving Professionals, Assistant Professionals and Amateur golfers the challenge of playing competitive golf, during the winter months between October and March, on some of the most testing golf courses in the area.
It was also formed with a view to giving the local professionals some income over the winter months through the redemption of vouchers won at the competitions.
The North Scottish Golfers Alliance is one of five members of the Scottish Golfers Alliance. Others are North East, East, Midlands and West Alliance.
Winter golf this far north in Scotland has its own unique challenges of wind , weather and testing golfing conditions but the keen members of the alliance ensure that these are met and that friends and contacts are made with golfers for other clubs in the area.
The competition element is strong and members play for an overall winner in the scratch, handicaps 0 to 7 and 8 to 18 sections which is decided by the best 6 round aggregate scores over the year excluding the championship. The championship is the last competition held in the year and goes on a rotation around the host clubs.
The Alliance is open to Professionals and Assistants Professionals from host clubs and amateurs with a handicap of 18 or below.