Hole 9

2022 Matchplay

It is responsibility of all the players involved in each tie to ensure that the matches are completed by the end date. This can be found on the draws posted below. Any matches that aren’t complete by the end of the month will be scratched from the draw with the player(s) in the next round receiving a bye through to the next round. Players can be contacted through the Scottish Golf App by clicking the “GolfsApp” tab in the bottom menu or by calling reception to ask for contact details for your opponent(s). There are no rules surrounding who should make first contact, but obviously if you are likely to have a busy month then it would be sensible for you to make the first move. If the draw has been updated with your opponent prior to the end of the month then I would suggest arranging the tie prior to the start of the month you are due to play. There will be no movement or flexibility in the dates for the matches, this is to make it fair on all. So long as the tie result is reported on the day of completion that will ensure there are no errors. Failure to report your tie result by the end of the month will result in your tie being removed from the draw.

Singles

Handicap Allowance – 100%

Example. Player A has a handicap index of 6.2 and Player B has a handicap index of 12.7. Use these handicap indexes to figure out who has what strokes using the handicap index chart (linked here). Player A from the white tees has a course handicap of 7 and Player B has a course handicap of 13. All you need to do now is reduce Player A’s handicap to 0 and deduct the difference from Player B. This will give Player B 6 shots for the tie. These shots will be taken at the 6 hardest holes on the course according to the stroke index on the score card (see below)

Fourball

Handicap Allowance – 90%

Example. Player A has a handicap index of 6.2, Player B has a handicap index of 12.7, Player C has a handicap index of 19.9 and Player D a handicap index of 23.1. Use these handicap indexes to figure out who has what strokes using the handicap index chart (linked here). Player A from the white tees has a course handicap of 7, Player B has a course handicap of 13, Player C has a course handicap of 21 and Player D 24. All you need to do now is reduce Player A’s handicap to 0 and deduct the difference from each of the other players and then take 90% of the difference. This will give Player B 5.4 (5) shots for the tie, Player C 13.5 (14) and Player D 16.2 (16). These will be rounded to the nearest whole number (.5 giving an additional shot). These shots will be taken at the x hardest holes on the course according to the stroke index on the score card (see below)