There are four big matchplay knockout competitions that you can enter and play over the summer, and a fifth if you’re 60 years old or older. It’s a fantastic way to meet other members of your club and you can sign up in the Golf Reception. The closing date for entries is 22 April.
How it works
First of all, you do need an active, current playing handicap to enter. If you don’t have a handicap speak to Darren, John or Ross about getting one – it’s fairly easy. Enter whichever of the competitions you’d like to and you’ll be entered into the draw for the first round. You’ll be able to see who your opponent is and the date by which you need to play, on the locker room notice board.
Contact your opponent (using the members list at the back of your club diary) and arrange a time to play. If you win your match then you’ll be able to check who your second round opponent is is on the locker room notice board, and the date by which second round matches need to be played. Again you’ll need to contact your opponent to arrange a time to play.
If you keep winning, you keep following the same process, but when you loose a match unfortunately you’re out – that’s knockout competition.
Note: Each round of matches usually have a three week period in which they need to be played so don’t worry about holidays (unless you’re taking a very long holiday). If you have any questions please speak to Philip in the office or to Darren, John or Ross in your Golf Reception.
This competition is the Singles Handicap. Each player has their full handicap, with the full difference between the handicaps of the two players. A good opportunity for a higher handicap?
This competition is the Scratch Singles and is limited to players with a handicap of 18 or less. No handicaps apply in the match – nice and simple. Clearly this one favours a low handicap player.
This competition is the Foursomes Pairs. As it’s pairs you’ll need a partner for this one. It’s full handicap with half the difference between the aggregate handicap of the players. In Foursomes each player in each pair hits every other shot – so if one hits the tee shot, the other plays the second shot and they then alternate on every shot until their ball is holed out.
This competition is the Mixed Pairs. As it’s mixed and it’s pairs each team will need one man and one women – a mixed pair. Men need to have a handicap of 28 or lower, and women a handicap of 36 or lower. You play with half the difference between the aggregate handicaps of the players.
John Rands (60+)
This competition is Singles Handicap for 60 years and older. Each player has their full handicap, with the full difference between the handicaps of the two players. A high handicap may be handy here!