SGA Tour Matchplay Championship
Golfers are drawn to play matches in the first round at an SGA Tour event and then players arrange most of the matches themselves with the winners progressing to the next round.
The format is individual strokeplay matchplay where the player with the lowest nett stroke score wins the hole. If the same score is carded, the hole is halved. For handicaps, both players check their Daily Handicaps from the tees of the agreed course being played. If there is a difference in Daily Handicap, the lower marker concedes shots on the hardest holes on the matchplay index and gives one shot for each hole where there is a differential. Hence, If a 10 Daily Handicap plays a 15 Daily Handicap, then the player off 15 gets one shot on each of the five hardest holes on the matchplay index. The best individual nett stroke score wins the hole. The event details are:
- Entry FREE and open exclusively to all current SGA Tour Members.
- A draw for the first round of matches is usually published at the second SGA Tour Event of each year.
- After Round One, opponents will be put in touch by email to arrange to play matches privately.
- There will be six rounds all up with the deadlines for each round listed below.
Players who are drawn for matches from Round 2 onwards will be put in email contact by SGA and need to arrange a venue and date themselves for playing their match. Results are to be reported to SGA and the winner progresses to the next round of matches. At the end of the year, the SGA Tour Matchplay Championship winner will be presented with the trophy and prizes at the final event of the SGA Tour season: The Tour Championship.
Dates / Schedule
|SGA Tour Matchplay / Dates||Venue||Number of Matches|
|Round 1||Tour event #2||32 matches|
|Round 2 / End of April||Private matches||16 matches|
|Round 3 / End of June||Private matches||8 matches|
|Quarter Finals / End of August||Private matches||4 matches|
|Semi Finals / End of October||Private matches||2 matches|
|Final / End of November||Tour Event||1 match|
- Only SGA Tour Members can enter the SGA Tour Matchplay.
- All SGA Tour Members entered on day 1 will be drawn to play their first round matches.
- Non-SGA Tour Members can play socially this day but they are not included in the SGA Tour Matchplay.
- SGA Tour Members will get two entry points in the OOM for playing.
- SGA Tour Members will be awarded placing points depending on the result of their match.
- All the match winners will recieve 10 OOM placing points with the vanquished getting 5 points.
- If a full 32 matches are not played in R1 – SGA reserves the right for additional R1 matches.
- After Round 1, individuals will arrange to play matches privately until the Final.
- The Final of The SGA Tour Matchplay will be held on a date in November.
- The two SGA Tour Matchplay finalists play for free this day.
Terms & Conditions
Entry is free and exclusive for SGA Tour Members only.
SGA conducts a draw for the Round 1 matches played at an SGA Tour Event.
From Round 2 until the Semi-Finals, drawn players are required to arrange their own matches privately.
The format is individual strokeplay matchplay where the player with the lowest nett stroke score wins the hole.
If the same score is carded, the hole is halved.
Handicaps: both players check their Daily Handicaps from the agreed course being played.
If there is a difference in Daily Handicap, the lower marker concedes shots according to the matchplay index.
THe lower marker gives one shot per hole to the higher marker for each hole where there is a differential in handicaps.
Hence, if a 10 Daily Handicap plays a 15 Daily Handicap, the player off 15 gets one shot on each of the five hardest holes on the matchplay index.
All matches are to be played using the matchplay index.
If a match is tied through 18 holes, extra holes are to be played to determine the winner.
Only players with current and valid official handicaps are eligible.
Eligibility, points awarded, event results, prizes awarded, membership and Club Championships results are all at the sole discretion of Social Golf Australia.
Players enter and participate in events at their own risk.
Social Golf Australia reserves the right to amend, alter or revise the conditions of entry, the prize pool, membership status and event results without notice.