Match Play 2021 Champion Peter Taylor
Match Play Chmpionship. A SAGE premier event
Two players play each hole as a separate contest. The player with the lower score wins that hole, or if the scores of both players or teams are equal the hole is "halved" (or tied).
The game is won by the party that wins more holes than the other. In the case that one team or player has taken a lead that cannot be overcome in the number of holes remaining to be played, the match is deemed to be won by the party in the lead, and the remainder of the holes are not played.
For example, if one party already has a lead of six holes, and only five holes remain to be played on the course, the match is over and the winning party is deemed to have won "6 & 5". At any given point, if the lead is equal to the number of holes remaining, the party leading the match is said to be "dormie", and the match is continued until the party increases the lead by one hole or ties any of the remaining holes, thereby winning the match, or until the match ends in a tie with the lead player's opponent winning all remaining holes.
Remember if you cannot play you should speak to your opponent to see if alternate dates for your Match can be arranged.
Match Play round 1 is the only game players can concede putts. Gross and Net sores will not be calculated as this event is pure Match Play. Each pair of competitors are responsible for monitoring their scores and the progress of the Match and the outcomes of the contest. There are no net prizes for this event but there are awards for proximity contests.