Mens Matchplay Rules

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McConnell Cup: (Handicap Singles Matchplay)
• Handicap – The handicap you play your match off is the lower of (a) your course handicap on the day of the match or (b) your course handicap on entry deadline day. Full differential applies. (e.g., player A is off 8 and player B is off 16; full differential is 8)
• Qualification - Top 32 nett scores Saturday and top 32 nett scores Sunday of the qualifying weekend that entered their name with the entry fee to the box in the pro shop.

Kelly Cup: (Foursomes)
• Handicap – The handicap you play your match off is the lower of (a) your course handicap on the day of the match or (b) your course handicap on entry deadline day. The team handicap is half of the combined Course Handicap of the two players. (e.g. Player A with course handicap of 1 and player B of course handicap 7 have a combined handicap of 8, halved is 4. Therefore team handicap is 4). The pair with the lower handicap goes to scratch and the same reduction is applied to the other pair. (e.g. Pair 1, is Player A off 1 and Player B off 7, have a team handicap of 4 and Pair 2, is Player C off 10 and Player D off 15, combined handicap of 25, halved is 12.5 rounded to 13. Pair 1 is the lower handicap and so reduced to scratch, reduction of 4. The same reduction is made to the team handicap of pair 2 (13-4) giving a handicap of 9.)
• No Qualification – Names & entry fee in an envelope, paid in the box in the Proshop, by entry deadline day.  1 Pair per envelope. Members without a partner will be paired up with a fellow member.

Fourball Matchplay: (Fourball Betterball)
 • Handicap  – The handicap you play your match off is the lower of (a) your course handicap on the day of the match or (b) your course handicap on entry deadline day. The playing handicap is 90% of your course handicap. Following the 90% adjustment, the lowest player goes to scratch and the other three players receive strokes based on the difference between the full handicaps. (e.g. Lowest player is off course handicap of 7, 90% of which is 6.3 (6) and goes to 0. Player B off course handicap of 18, 90% of which is 16.2 (16) goes to 10; players C&D are similarly adjusted.)
• Qualification – Names & entry fee in an envelope, paid in the box in the Proshop, by entry deadline day.  1 Pair per envelope. Best 16 scores Saturday and best 16 scores Sunday of the qualifying weekend that entered will qualify for the matchplay.

Sheehan Cup: (Scratch Matchplay)
• Qualification - The lowest 8 handicaps of the club, along with the 8 lowest gross scores of the April Medal will qualify. If a player plays both days their first card counts for qualifying. The automatic 8 picks will be seeded with the 8 medal qualifiers drawn for the remaining spots.

Rules for all Matchplay Competitions

All matches must be played by the specified date WITHOUT EXCEPTION. All matches are to be played off Blue Tee Markers. It is important for both players / sides to afford ample time to complete your fixture.

• The first named player/side has the responsibility to contact their opponent(s) & arrange a date for the match to be played. However, in the interest of avoiding difficulty with an approaching deadline, it is advised that both sides take the initiative to arrange the match as early as possible.

• All matches in each round must be played and the name of the winner entered for the next round on or before the specified date. Failure to decide a match before the specified date may result in both players/sides being disqualified. Note: This will be strictly enforced as per recent years.

• All Matchplay finals must be played on Finals Day as outlined in Annual Diary. Any member in more than one final must play one final on Finals Day and other final(s) before. No exceptions.

• It is the player’s responsibility to organise matches. All Queries or disputes are to be referred to the Club Matchplay Committee who can only be contacted at:

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