Thanks to all those that have signed up for our First Matchplay Leagues…here’s some details.
Tees: Everyone is to play from the Winter mats.
Format: 9 Hole Matchplay. This is the format used in the Ryder Cup where you’re playing against an opponent rather than the course.
- If Player 1 wins the 1st Hole they go 1 up.
- If Player 1 Wins the 2nd Hole they go 2 up.
- If Player 2 Wins the 3rd Hole the score goes back to 1 up.
- If they draw the 4th Hole, this is called a halve and the score stays at 1 up to Player 1
- The match is over when one player is more holes u than there are left to play. So if they are 3 up with 2 left to play the final result is 3&2
Handicaps: Work out the difference in between handicaps of each Golfer and divide by 2 as we’re only plsying 9 holes. It’s then 3/4 of the difference. This is where you’ll refer to the scorecard for something called the SI (Stroke Index) This is the difficulty of the hole with SI 1 being the hardest and SI 18 being the easiest.
- If Player 1’s Handicap is 36 and Player 2’s Handicap is 44, 8 is the difference then divide by 2 as it’s only 9 holes (4). 3/4 of 4 is 3 so Player 2 will get 1 shot taken of their score on the 3 Hardest Holes (3 Holes with the lowest SI’s over the 9 Holes being played)
Arranging Games: These matches are to be played by 31st March. If you haven’t got someone’s contact number, please get in touch with me or contact me to allow numbers to be shared with each Player in the group.
Results: Please text me the results after they happen so I can update the tables. A Win is worth 3 Points, Halve is worth 2 Points, Loss is worth 1 Point.
Parent’s Guide: This is always an awkward subject when it comes to matches/competitions for the Children. However, I do prefer to tackle things head on! Please remember that these league’s have been put together to get Parent’s/Children to know each other. Yes I want to create some fantastic Golfers but the Juniors do well whilst they’re enjoying it, so please refrain from coaching in a match (or any competition) and try to avoid “moaning” at your child. I appreciate that this may raise a few eyebrows whilst parent’s are reading this but unfortunately it happens (and I’m guilty too!) It’s off-putting for children playing with you and quite simply, this is the reason why many talented Golfers stop playing.
Rules: Airshots now count as a shot. If you lose a ball, you have t go back to where you played the last shot from at a shot penalty OR if you’re unsure if you might find your ball when you’ve hit it, play a “Provisional Ball” If your first one is lost (and remember you only have 3 minutes to look for it as of January 2019) then your Provisional Ball is in play with a 1 shot penalty.
If you’re unsure of any rules, please make a decision between you and once it’s done, it’s done. It might not always be the correct one but I don’t want late night phone calls with complaints about rules decisions!!
REMEMBER THIS IS A LEARNING CURVE FOR EVERYONE…LETS HAVE FUN AND WORK TOGETHER SO EVERYONE ENJOYS THEIR GOLF!
So…here’s the groups:
|Thomas Windsor||Aaron Frampton||Samuel Whittle||Nathan Haywood|
|Harrison Graham||Daniel Parker||Sam Seton||Josh Harvey|
|Scarlett Phillips||Connie Evans||Luiz Phillips||Hugh Sanford||Cara Coulson|
|Leah Alner||Immie Stratman||Rocco Toll||Connor Burdett|
|Archie Mailer||Alfie Wheeler||Jessica Stainer||Millie Orr||Lilly-Mae Jones|
|Alex Harrison||Lucas Darling||Ethan Magill||Ethan Windsor|
|William Alner||Natalie Stainer||Jenny Charlwood||Jack Turner||Jack Isaacs|