IGC Matchplay 2023

The IGC Matchplay tournament will start in a couple of months. If you would like to participate in the competition please complete the form below and you will be included in the draw to be held in April.

RULES Match Play (R&A 1996 – Rule 3)
– Penalty for breach of rules – loss of hole.
FORMATIndividual knockout.
PLAY – On any recognised 18 hole course;
– Play at any time, anywhere, during the official time limits as given below, and in line with the official entry / results table;
– May be played during an IGC event, you may also participate in the IGC competition that day but all holes must be finished – no gimmies!
– If played during an IGC event player will be eligible for nearest the pin competition
– Tees to be agreed or determined by the winner of a toss of a coin – honour to be decided by the order of the draw.
– Time limits for completion of the rounds are as advised in the draw above; the Final must be played on or before the “Closing Cup”
– Players not completing their matches within the time limit may be disqualified.
– The person with the honour, as determined by the order of the draw, is responsible for ensuring that their match is scheduled according to the rules.
– If a date cannot be agreed upon, the Captain & Vice Captains  will then decide the outcome of the match by either a toss of a coin or allowing the non-defaulting player to proceed.


– strokes received.

The lower handicap players plays off scratch.
The higher handicap player receives 100% of the handicap difference based upon the playing handicap of the chosen course and tee.
For example: A has a playing handicap of 10, B has a playing
handicap of 27; B receives (27 – 10) x 100% = 17 strokes.
putt, hole or match
Yes! At any time. A concession cannot be declined or subsequently withdrawn.
  • a match?
– The player who has more holes in advance of the number of remaining holes to play. For example: 3 up, with 2 to play.
– The player who is present on the tee in the event of a “no show”.
  • a halved match?
– The winner of a sudden-death play-off directly following the first 18 holes, starting at a convenient hole agreed by both players, and with the same strokes applicable at the same holes as during the preceding 18 holes.