By registering for 2024 Match Play, you are agreeing to the following:

  • You must have an established 18-hole handicap. Maximum allowable handicap for match play is capped at 40.  If your handicap is higher than that, you may still enter, but the maximum of 40 will be used.
  • All players MUST be willing to play during any day of the week including weekends to accommodate all  members.  If you cannot commit to a schedule such as this, please do not enter. Matches must be played by certain dates to keep the tournament bracket moving and finished by the end of the season.  We strongly recommend that matches be played at Rum River Hills.
  • The first 32 ladies to sign up for this event will be allowed to participate.  Once 32 participants have been signed up, further registrations will be closed.
  • Entry fee is $25.00 and will guarantee you to play a minimum of 2 rounds.

Match Play Notes:

  • There will be two flights and pairings will be randomly drawn at the Spring Banquet!
  • Both players should make sure that they are using their current course handicaps.  In the GHIN app, go to the handicap calculator, select Rum River Hills, and use the C.H. shown.
  • Matches are to be played from red markers unless both players agree to play from another set of tees.
  • A normal match is 18 holes, but players may decide to play any number of holes to determine the winner. Because the match may not be a complete round, it is at the discretion of the players if they enter it into the GHIN app or not.
  • Players get 100% of their handicap up to a maximum of 40. Players should mark both golfer’s bumps on the scorecard.  Please use the red handicap ratings at the bottom of the scorecard to determine where your bumps fall.  If you are uncertain on how to mark bumps, please contact a board member. 
  • Flip a coin to determine which player tees off first.  Following the first hole, the player that won the previous hole tees off first.
  • Prior to the start of your round- determine how to handle a tie: sudden death, coin flip, score card play-off, etc.
  • A player may concede a hole to their opponent or may concede a short putt (i.e. gimme) if desired.
  • All league drop areas will be in play, according to league rules.     
  • In the case of a rule in question, play two balls and keep track of both scores.  This may or may not affect the match.  You can get a ruling from a board member or refer to a rules book.
  • Be sure to fill in a legible scorecard containing names, scores, date, and signatures.
  • Update the Match Play Bracket and let Ashley or Nancy know the results of your match. The bracket will be posted in the ladies lower level bathroom. This way each player knows who they will be playing next and when that match needs to be played by.