“Match play” is one of the main forms of competition in golf (The Ryder Cup). It’s a competition format in which the round is played with the goal of winning individual holes. For example, on hole # 1, you score 4 and your opponent gets a 5 – you win the hole. The player who wins the most holes wins the match. It’s a fun and interesting diversion from stroke play.
Ladies’ Match Play at CCC consist of two competitions:
- “Singles Match Play” – played by two individuals, one on one.
- “Teams Match Play” – teams of two players square off using a “fourball” format. In “fourball” all four players play their own ball throughout (hence its name); at the end of each hole, the low score between the two partners on each team serves as that side’s score. For example, on the first hole, Team A: Player 1 scores a 4 and Player 2 scores a 5, the team score is 4; Team B: Player 1 scores a 6 and Player 2 scores a 5, the team score is 5; Team A wins the hole.
Other CCC Match Play Information:
- Handicaps are used, the lower handicap giving strokes based on the differential between the two handicaps.
- In both matches there is double elimination, which basically means each individual or team must lose two times before being eliminated from the competition.
- Copley Country Club members and all members of the CCC Ladies League are eligible to participate in either or both tournaments.
- Players “sign-up” in the Pro Shop for Match Play (either Singles, Doubles, or both) by late May, at which time a ladder showing the matches is established.
- It is the responsibility of competitors to arrange the matches as soon as possible and results turned into the Pro Shop immediately after play.