Following the success of the last two Match Play competitions, entries are now open for the 2016/17 Summer Match Play Competition, running from November 2016 – March 2017. Entry fees for the Summer Match Play Competition are $20 per person, with the winner taking home a substantial prize pot (prizes also go to 2 nd – 4 th place)
Some notes on the competition format:
- The names of players entering the competition will go into a hat with names drawn at random to determine the initial match play pairings and overall field split. There will be no seeding of players.
- Once the draw is announced, a matched pair of golfers need to arrange a game at a mutually convenient course and time before the end of the calendar month.
- The green fees and any other costs for the game will be for the players own account.
- Game format is individual match play as defined by the Rules of Golf. Each players’ Daily Handicap is to be used to calculate the handicap differential (see example below).
- Winner of the match play game is to notify Mike Willis as to the result by email / scan of completed score cards to the address below.
- If a match is halved after 18 holes and it is practical to continue playing, the next winning hole decides the match result.
- If a match is halved and it is not practical to play on, the winner is decided by the winner of the index 1 hole during play, and if that was halved, then followed by index 2 hole winner etc until a winner is declared.
- Results will be posted on the SAOGA website and monthly winners will be contacted to organise their next monthly games.
- If matched players cannot agree on a date and venue for their match during a calendar month, they must book and play a game at The Patawalonga (neutral public access course) on the last weekend of the month. A no-show by either player will constitute loss of match.
Match Play Example:
- Player A has a course daily handicap of 21, Player B has a course daily handicap of 11. The handicap differential is therefore 10.
- Player A gets an extra shot over Player B on hole index 1 to 10.
Note: some courses have different hole ranking for match play games (or even a different printed card). Please use match play ratings where applicable!