The Matchplay is open to all golfers, male and female who have a valid WHS handicap.
Competitors under the age of 18 as of 30th April , 2022 are welcome to take part but must be accompanied by an adult who is over 18 years of age as of 30th April, 2022.
The handicap limit for the Matchplay is a Handicap Index of 24 for all participants.
Should a player’s handicap exceed the limit on the day, their handicap will be reduced to the handicap limit.
A player is solely responsible for playing from their correct handicap.
Entry Requirements, closing dates and refunds
All payments must be made upon entering the Matchplay.
Registration will close at midday on 30th April, 2022, the 1st round will commence on the 14th May, 2022.
All participants must have a valid WHS handicap index.
If a player chooses to withdraw, the following penalties will apply on a sliding scale for administration purposes:
Up to 60 days before the closing date of the event: players receive a full refund.
Up to 30 days before the closing date for the event: players receive a 50% refund
Up to 14 days before the closing date for the event: players receive a 25% refund
If a player withdraws after the closing date for the event their entry fee is non-refundable.
A player can substitute him/herself with another eligible player provided full details of that player are given to the organiser prior to the First Round commencing.
Goody bags will be sent to one address provided as the correspondence address for each pair
Once the Marchplat commences the £5 donation will be made the chosen charity of the nominated Home club for each pair
Once the Matchplay has commenced you cannot change or substitute your partner.
Should the Matchplay become oversubscribed a waiting list will be used. The waiting list will operate on a first come, first served basis. Should a spot arise, the first pair to be contacted and to accept will be the first pair to fill the remaining spaces.
A single golfer can register on behalf of the pair. Please take time to fill in both players’ details correctly, including spelling of names, consistency of names, email addresses and membership numbers. You are responsible for your pair being contactable, arranging of matches and having correct handicap Indexes.
An individual cannot register with multiple partners and each pair can only register one entry.
Matchplay Format – Including handicap allowance
The playing format for the knockout rounds is Betterball Matchplay with a 75% handicap allowance under the World Handicap System.
Ladies and Gentlemen will compete against each other according to the CONGU Mixed Tee Calculator in accordance with the WHS for a Matchplay competition format. Handicap adjustments should be applied to the playing handicap prior to your match in accordance with the WHS system.
Round 1 will get under way on 14th May 2022 and is to be completed by Sunday 12th June , 2022
Participants will be split into local regions to avoid long–distance travelling and given plenty of time to complete their matches.
You’ll be drawn either home or away in each round. You will either have home advantage at your golf club, or get the opportunity of experiencing a new course and environment.
The winner of each match is responsible for the submission of the result. Results are to be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
In the event of matches being all square after 18 holes they will be decided by a sudden death playoff commencing at the first hole played and the appropriate shots will be given.
If it is agreed that a play-off cannot be concluded due to daylight then the match will be replayed at the away team’s course on another mutually convenient date.
If it is agreed between the pairs that a match has to be abandoned during the round due to lack of daylight or the course becoming unfit for play, then play shall resume from the point where the match was abandoned as stated in the Rules of Golf on a future date agreed between pairs.
General Terms and Conditions
Every golfer should look to organise and play matches as soon the draw is made. Do not wait until the deadlines. Once complete you will be able to arrange your next match.
Once you have registered your pair you will be sent a confirmation. After the closing date you will then be sent the contact details of your 1st round opponent in order to arrange your match.
On entering the matchplay the players give their consent to contact details being shared with their opponents for each round
It is understood that when giving times and dates, consideration for peoples work will be given.
A weekend date must be offered.
Times and dates should take into consideration daylight hours.
A minimum of 4 dates must be provided, though there is an expectation that people will explore all options before determining that a date cannot be agreed upon.
Many golf clubs offer courtesy and are happy to do this because their members will mutually benefit when playing away elsewhere, but some clubs will not permit this. If courtesy is not possible then we recommend the visitor fees being split four ways, but if not then the away team will need to pay a visitor fee to the club as per normal golf club policies.
As you will appreciate, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world we live in but we anticipate The Matchplay will go ahead as scheduled in 2022.
If any Covid regulations come into place preventing your ability to play your matches we will extend deadlines to ensure all matches have the opportunity to be played