Club Matchplays - drawsheets and rules


2020 Fourball - O'Meara

WINNERS: JP Linnane and Brian O'Connor

2021 Fourball - O'Meara

WINNERS: JP Linnane and Brian O'Connor


2020 Singles - Montgomerie

WINNER: Adrian Guckian

2021 Singles - Montgomerie

WINNER: Cathal Duff


1. The first round draws were open draw. Subsequent round draws are based on the brackets arising from the first round.

2. The completion dates for each round are set at the outset of the competition and are on the drawsheet. No extensions to these dates. There are shorter intervals between rounds this year, due to the Covid-19 delay. Our objective is to finish to competition before winter course maintenance kicks in at end September.

3. The onus is on both players / sets of players to engage early to set the date for the match. If one player / pairing cannot make the agreed date, and another date cannot be agreed, then the player / pairing originally unable to play must concede the match.

4. Issues which cannot be resolved should be notified to the Matchplays mailbox as early as possible for discussion / resolution. Any issues left till close to or on the round completion date run the risk of both players / pairings being removed from the competition.

5. Results to be emailed to the matchplays mailbox once the match is completed and no later than the completion date of the specified round. Late notifications will not be accepted.

6. The Competitions Committee decision is final.

7. Singles: To be played on the Montgomerie course.
Handicap differential is the full difference 100% between the COURSE handicaps current at the match date of both players off the WHITE tees.

8. Fourball: To be played on the O'Meara course. 
Handicap differential is
Step 1:
Handicap differential is based on COURSE handicaps of all 4 players current at the match date of all 4 players off the WHITE tees. 

Step 2: 
All 4 players apply 90% to their course handicap.

Step 3:
Then low player plays off scratch (0) as his playing handicap for the match; 
Remaining players reduce their 90% course handicap (step 2) FROM the low player's 90% course handicap amount (step 2). 
This determines the playing handicap of the remaining 3 players for the match.

9. Mailbox for submission of results is

Examples of How to Allocate Strokes in Handicap Competitions When Handicap Allowances Apply


Singles Match Play

Playing Handicap

100% Handicap Allowance

Four-Ball Match Play

Playing Handicap

90% Handicap Allowance













Example 1: In singles match play between player A and player B, player A plays off zero (0) strokes and player B receives 8 strokes in the match.

Example 2: In four-ball match play, Player A would play off zero (0) strokes, player B would receive 7 strokes, player C would receive 15 strokes and player D would receive 26 strokes.

Note: The strokes received in Four-Ball match play remain the same even if the lowest handicap player is unable to play.

Matchplays and the annual handicap review
From the 2022 season commencement and coming out of the most recent Golf Ireland annual handicap audit, for which matchplay performance is part of the assessment, the club now require all club matchplay match cards to be returned at the end of each match. Cards to be dropped into the competitions cards box as normal.

For Club Matchplay competitions, completed scorecards must be returned with the gross score for each hole, or a "C" where a hole is conceded without being played out. 

This is consistent with the Golf Ireland requirement to include club matchplay performance in the Annual Handicap Review.

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