Match Play

Match play is a scoring system for golf in which a player, or team, earns a point for each hole in which they have bested their opponents; as opposed to stroke play, in which the total number of strokes is counted over one or more rounds of 18 holes.

In match play the winner is the player, or team, with the most points at the end of play.

Our formats are outlined below.   Match Play is a great way to meet new people and compete on a level playing field with those who may have a different handicap than you!

Registration information will be distributed soon with matches being posted following the registration deadline.  

Individual Match Play Format

Men’s Scratch

Age: Men 19+

Handicap: Straight Up
          (No Strokes Given)

Tees: White Tees

Entry Fee: $10

Fraser’s Cup Points Available

Men’s handicap

Age: Men 19+

Handicap: Full Differential
               (Strokes Given)

Tees: White Tees

Entry Fee: $10

Seniors handicap

Age: Men 55+

Handicap: Full Differential
               (Strokes Given)

Tees: Yellow Tees

Entry Fee: $10

Ladies handicap

Age: Ladies 19+

Handicap: Full Differential
                 (Strokes Given)

Tees: Red Tees

Entry Fee: $10

FORMAT OF PLAY:

INDIVIDUAL MATCH PLAY:
In individual match play, the match is won by the player who is leading by a number of holes greater than the number of holes remaining to be played.

Full Differential: The higher-handicapped player receives the full difference in Playing Handicap between the two players; the lower-handicapped player plays from scratch.

Example: A player with a Playing Handicap of 17 receives four strokes from a player with a Playing Handicap of 13. The player receives them on the first four allocated handicap-stroke holes.

Minimum 10 participants for each Match Play Event required.

Team Match Play Format

scratch
four-ball

Age: Men 19+

HDCP: Straight Up
       (No Strokes Given)

Tees: White Tees

Entry Fee: $20/team

Fraser’s Cup Points Available

 handicap
four-ball

Age: Men 19+

HDCP: Differential
       (Strokes Given)

Tees: White Tees

Entry Fee: $20/team

 seniors
four-ball

 

Age: Men 55+

HDCP: Differential
       (Strokes Given)

Tees: Yellow Tees

Entry Fee: $20/team

ladies
four-ball

Age: Ladies 19+

HDCP: Differential
       (Strokes Given)

Tees: Red Tees

Entry Fee: $20/team

Mixed Pinehurst

Age: Men/Ladies 19+

HDCP: Differential
       (Strokes Given)

Tees: Men – White
   Ladies – Red Tees

Entry Fee: $20/team

FORMAT OF PLAY:

FOUR-BALL:
Two players play as partners, they play their better ball against the better ball of two other players (“The Rules of Golf”, Rule 30 and Definitions).

Full Differental: The Playing Handicap of all four players is reduced by the Playing Handicap of the player with the lowest handicap, who then plays from scratch.

Example: Players A, B, C, and D have a Playing Handicap of 5, 10, 15 and 20, respectively. Player A plays at scratch, B receives 5 strokes, C receives 10 strokes, and D receives 15 strokes.

PINEHURST:
Two players play as partners, each playing from the teeing ground and each playing the partner’s ball for the second shot. After the second shot, partners select the ball with which they wish to score, and play that ball alternately to complete the hole.

Full Differential: 60% of the Playing Handicap of the golfer with the lower handicap + 40% of the golfer with the higher handicap

Example: On side A-B, Player A has a Course Handicap of 10 and Player B has a Course Handicap of 18. 60% of Player A’s Course Handicap is 6 (10 x 60% = 6); 40% of Player B’s Course Handicap is 7 (18 x 40% = 7.2, rounded to 7) so the total is 13. Side A-B will receive 13 strokes.

Minimum 10 teams for each Match Play Event required.