Match Play

Match Play

This is a form of competition in which you compete hole by hole against one individual or a partnership. This is different than competing against the entire field of players for the overall lowest score (known as stroke play).  In match play, the player with the lowest score on each hole wins that hole, playing either level or off their handicap.  The player who wins the most holes wins the match.  It is important to remember that different rules may apply in match play than in stroke play.  You need to know the rules (see the summary following this Section), and use them to your advantage.  Your personal handicap will allow you to compete equally with others on a level playing field.

A. Memorial Match Trophy—Singles, Sponsored by Heather Shuve

The Memorial Match Play Trophy is open to any lady member with an 18 hole handicap, and is a net match play competition.  Wednesday and Saturday Ladies both have a qualifying day (refer to Event Schedule) and if unable to play on one day, may play on the other. The players are then seeded according to their net scores, and the schedule for the year is posted downstairs and on-line. Please check the bulletin board or the website and ensure that your matches are played on time.  Remember, you are responsible for contacting your “Match Opponent” and arranging a mutually convenient time to play.

PLAY:  The players will use 80% of their handicap and strokes are given off the low handicap player. You mark the Stroke holes on your cards and go out and play.  If players are tied at the end of 18 holes, play is continued with strokes as originally given until a winner is determined.  Remember, there are specific rules for match play which may be different from your regular game, so be sure to check the website or your rule book for instructions.

Winner $100
Runner Up $75
Low Qualifying Round Winner $25

B. Sonja Taylor Match Play—Doubles, Sponsored by Sonja Taylor

The Doubles Match Play is open to any lady member with an 18 hole handicap.  You find a partner and sign up on a designated sheet on the bulletin board in the Ladies Locker Room.   If you don’t have a partner, sign up as a single as there are often other players looking for a partner. Please check the bulletin board or the website and ensure that your matches are played on time.  Again, each team is responsible for contacting their “Match Opponent” to arrange mutually convenient times to play.

PLAY:  The players will use 80% of their handicap, and strokes are given off the low handicap player to each of the players (including your partner) with the higher handicap.  You mark the Stroke holes on your cards and go out and play.  If players are tied at the end of 18 holes, play is continued with strokes as originally given until a winner is determined.  Remember, there are specific rules for match play which may be different from your regular game, so be sure to check the website or your rule book for instructions.

Winners $60 Gift Card from Pro Shop each
Runner Up $40 Gift Card from Pro Shop each