Match Play

2023 Match Play Competitions

Pairs Competition – £5 per person (£10 per pair)
Singles Competition – £5 per person

The Match Play pairs will be played as a Foursomes competition for the 2023 season.

Members are asked to put the entrance fee into an envelope, write their name(s) and competition clearly on the outside of the envelope and place into the Match & Handicap pigeonhole of the cabinet.

Important: Members will NOT be entered into the draws if their club fee has not been paid by the closing date.

CLOSING DATE: Sunday 16th April 2023

2023 Match Play Competitions

2023 Match Play Singles

2023 Match Play Pairs [Foursomes]

2023 Junior Match Play Singles

2023 Campbell McCleave [Four Ball]

We would encourage all members to arrange their match as soon as possible.

Round 121st MayRound 121st May
Round 218th JuneRound 218th June
Round 316th JulyRound 316th July
Quarter6th AugustQuarter6th August
Semi-Final27th AugustSemi-Final27th August
Final17th SeptemberFinal17th September

Men’s Match Play Rules
All matches are to be played from the white competition tees
Players must check and declare their current playing handicap to their opponent

Playing Handicaps
Individual = Course Handicap x 100%
Four-ball = Course Handicap x 90%
Foursomes = 50% of Combined Course Handicaps

In the singles competition shots are given based on the playing handicaps.

In a four-ball competitions shots are given based on the lowest playing handicap.

In the men’s foursomes competition each pair adds up their course handicaps then divide this total by two. Shots are then given based on the lowest of the two playing handicaps.

Foursomes is a competition format in which a team is comprised of two players, and those two golfers alternate hitting the same ball (which is why Foursomes is also very commonly called “alternate shot”).

The first player tees off, the second player hits the second shot, the first player hits the third shot, and so on until the ball is holed. Players alternate hitting tee shots so that the same player doesn’t hit every drive.

Handicaps & Rules

After 18 holes and the match is all square you start at the first hole and the higher handicap(s) will have the same number of shots as if they are just starting the match.

All local rules in force for Saturday competitions will apply to each match.
Please check the club notice boards for details.

All rounds are to be completed on or before the notified date.
Any match played after the notified date will be considered null and void and result in disqualification from the competition.
Responsibility for arranging a match lies with all players named.
The players must make at least two attempts to arrange the match.
Matches should be arranged by agreement.

If players are unable to agree a convenient date to play it is assumed that the match will take place at 5.00pm on the last available playing date for that round. If a player or players do not present themselves at the first tee by 5.00pm on that date such persons will be disqualified from the competition.

Any queries or objections must be notified in writing to the Match and Handicap Committee

Match Play Dispute
Question: I was playing a match play competition. My opponent and I disputed a rule. We could not agree and decided to continue playing the match and ask the Committee for a ruling when we finished. Is this the correct procedure?

Answer: Yes; The players should continue the match without delay (providing that there is no representative of the committee available within a reasonable time). You should then contact the Competition Organiser as soon as possible

The Committee can only consider a claim if the player making the claim notifies his opponent:-
(i) that he is making a claim (see below)
(ii) of the facts of the situation
(iii) that he wants a ruling

In order to make a claim the player must say “I am making a claim” or “that is not allowed it is a penalty”. Statements such as “I’m sure that not allowed” or “I don’t think that you can do that” do not by themselves constitute a valid claim.

The claim must be made before any player in the match plays from the next teeing ground or, in the case of the last hole, before all players have left the putting green.

A later claim can not be considered by the Committee, unless it is based on facts unknown to the player making the claim, and that he has been given wrong information e.g. when a player has declared a handicap higher than that to which he is entitled and this effects the number of strokes given or received. In this instance the player will be disqualified.