2016 Match Play

Match Play Pairings & Results – 2016

Welcome to Match Play 2016!

Orietta Bon and Megan Bawn have made it to the Championship final round of Match play!

Its  BON vs BAWN !!!

August 16, 2016 – Here are the Results of Round 2.  Round 3 is underway and we’re getting closer to the final matches.  Very Exciting!

June 28, 2016 – Here are the Results of Round 1(with one match still to be completed).

June 7, 2016 – Here are the initial Match Play pairings for the first round.  Good luck to all participants.

We recommend that Match Play participants review the Rules of Golf, pages 37-39, which outline the rules specific to Match Play.  Please direct any questions regarding rules to our Rules & Handicap Chair, Marion Humphries 

There are three rounds in each of the Championship and Consolation series of singles match play.  The following are the round deadline dates; which players are expected to complete the respective round by.  Rounds must conclude by the following dates:

June 7 Rd 1 start
June 28 Rd 1 end
July 5 Rd 2 start
July 26 Rd 2 end
Aug 2 Rd 3 start
Aug 23 Rd 3 end
Aug 29 Rd 4 start
Sept 20 Rd 4 end

 


What is Match Play?
Match play is second only to stroke play, the most popular form of competitive play in golf, today. In fact, match play and stroke play are the bedrock forms of competition. There are many different ways to play match play, all built around its core principle: players compete to win individual holes, with the player winning the most holes claims the match. There are dozens of different formats that can be played as match play. The format available for York-Simcoe members for the 2016 season is singles match play. Singles match play pits Player A against Player B, hole after hole. If Player A scores a 4 on the first hole while Player B records a 5, Player A wins the hole. The format for York Simcoe chapter includes a 9 hole round which is usually played on league night. Participants do have the option to play their match at another time and location as long as that course has a rating.

Who is eligible to play Match Play?
Every member of York-Simcoe is eligible to play match play provided that she is maintaining a handicap. If you are unsure about how to maintain a handicap, please do not hesitate to contact a member of YS board or the contact name listed below.

Do I really have a chance at winning?
Absolutely! Since our match play considers 100% of our handicap differential, each player, prior to starting the round, is given strokes (aka “pops” in local circles) that she can deduct for each hole played.

For example, high handicappers may be given three strokes on any given hole. Once finished the hole scoring a 7 on a par 5, her final score with strokes deducted is 4. The final result is each player in singles match play has an equal chance of winning against even the lowest of handicappers.

Who do I play with?
The Match Play Committee with hold an initial raffle on June 7, 2016 to determine who plays who during the first round. The subsequent pairings will depend on the outcome of first round play. The winners of the first round continue in the Championship series. The loser will form the Consolation series. See below for sample of Match Play ladder.

When does Match Play begin?
From our first year of Match Play, we learned that providing enough time to get matches in (vacations, work schedules, etc.) was important. Therefore, the first round of Match Play will begin June 14, 2016.

There are six rounds in each of the Championship and Consolation series of singles match play. The following are round deadline dates, which players are expected to complete the respective round by. Rounds must conclude by the following dates:

June 7 Match Play Draw and Rules Review

June 14 Rd 1 start

June 28 Rd 1 end

July 5 Rd 2 start

July 19 Rd 2 end

July 26 Rd 3 start

Aug 9 Rd 3 end

Aug 16 Rd 4 start

Aug 23 Rd 4 end

Aug 30 Rd 5 start

Sep 6 Rd 5 end

Sep 13 Rd 6 start

Sept 20 Rd 6 end

How many people will be participating in Match Play?
There continues to be a large interest in Match Play. We will use a cap of 32 participants this season. So, don’t wait and risk being disappointed. Sign up today and try your hand at a little friendly competition. Registration deadline is Monday June 6, 2016.

Guidelines
Each year we learn something new about running match play as fairly as possible. Therefore, we have developed a set of guidelines for each participant. Match Play Guidelines 2016

We recommend that Match Play participants review the Rules of Golf, pages 37-39, which outline the rules specific to Match Play. Please direct any questions regarding rules to our Rules & Handicap Chair.

How do I sign up?
Registration will take place using a new format this year. Rather than emailing Anne, please follow this link to sign up.  If you have any questions, please contact Anne Jessop at: events@ewga-yorksimcoe.ca