Match Play Rules
Last Updated: 06/25/13

PENMAR GOLF CLUB
ANNUAL MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIPS
 PAIRS CHAMPIONSHIP, CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP AND PRESIDENTS' CUP
 
 
1. All Penmar Golf Club Members in good standing will be eligible for Penmar Match Play Tournaments. A current USGA handicap index is required for participation in Net Match Play Tournaments. Any questions of eligibility will be decided by the Match Play Tournament Director.
 
2. A fee of $5.00 per player is charged for each tournament entered.  This fee must be paid before your first scheduled match.
 
3. Match play tournaments will be seeded by USGA rules.

4. Preliminary matches in all tournaments will be nine holes unless the opponents elect to play eighteen. The final matches will be decided by over eighteen holes.
 
5. The pairings and end dates will be posted on the club web site as well as the club bulletin board in the coffee shop.
THE END DATES FOR EACH ROUND MUST BE OBSERVED.  THOSE WHO DO NOT FINISH A ROUND BY THE POSTED DEADLINE ARE LIABLE TO BE FORFEITED.
Any request to play a match after the end date must be cleared IN ADVANCE by the Tournament Director.  The Tournament Director's Decision will be final.
 
6. The Penmar Club Championship will be played at scratch. The Pairs and President's Cup Matches will be played using the current USGA handicap for the players. Handicap strokes will be allotted to each player based on the lowest player's handicap. Their opponents or partners will be allotted the difference in handicap strokes between their handicap and the low player's handicap. For example, say player A has a 2 handicap, his partner player B has a 4,and his opponents C and D have a 4 and 6. Player A plays at scratch, player B and player C both receive 2 strokes and player D 4 strokes.  The strokes are given in the Handicap order on the scorecard. Player B and player C, for example, will receive strokes on hole 6 and 5 at Penmar.  No player may receive more than one stroke per hole after adjustment.
 
7. Players will use their USGA handicap ON THE DAY OF PLAY for each match. Nine-hole handicaps are calculated by having the 18-hole handicap and rounding off. Handicap calculation tables are located above the handicap computer in the coffee shop.
 
8. In individual match play the player with the lowest score (gross or net depending on the setup) wins the hole. Pairs Match play is played using Low Ball, i.e. the lowest net score of the team is the team score. The lowest team score wins the hole.
       A match is won by the individual or team that lead by a number of holes greater than the number of holes remaining to be played.
 
9. A match ending in a tie will be decided by playing an additional nine-hole match. If the match is still tied it will be decided by sudden death play off.
 
10. If an individual or team is not present at the agreed start time of a match they forfeit the match. In pairs play if one partner is not present the other partner may start and play the match. If his partner shows up late he may join the match in progress.
 
11. ALL FINAL MATCHES MUST BE PLAYED AT PENMAR. Preliminary matches may be played elsewhere with the permission of the tournament director.
 
12. Each player must score, sign and turn in an official score card for each match played. IF NO SCORE CARD IS TURNED IN THE PLAYERS OR TEAMS MAY BE DISQUALIFIED. If the tournament director is not available, scorecards may be placed in the drop box next to the Handicap Computer in the coffee shop.
     If a player did not finish a hole (i.e. it was conceded or they were "out") they will enter the most likely score they would have made and note the score with an "X" on the scorecard.  If a player doesn't finish all holes of the match they will enter par plus any handicap strokes they are entitled to as the score for each unfinished hole.  An "X" is also placed on these holes.
The tournament director will enter the player’s scores for handicap, the players should not enter their scores on the computer.
 
13. Any disputes will be decided by the acting Tournament Director. Their decision will be final.
 
14. ALL QUESTIONS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE TOURNAMENT CHAIRMAN FOR EACH CHAMPIONSHIP.