Notes about the 2019 Match Play
  • Participants need to maintain an active handicap through the duration of the match play (i.e. compete in at least one LGC event every 6 months).
  • Able to make yourself available to play your match by the published deadline.
  • The initial draw has been randomly generated and published, now that registration is closed, along with deadline for each round. Some players have received a bye in the initial round.
  • It is the responsibility of the two competing players to arrange their match and it can be played at any course agreeable by both players. If players are unable to come to agreement on the course, the default course is Royal LadKrabang. If players are unable to complete the match by the deadline after both players have made reasonable attempts, the Captain will do a lucky draw to decide the winner.
  • It is the responsibility of the player to notify the Captain if you will be unreachable or absent during the match play period so an alternative arrangement can be made. Failure to notify the Captain may result in disqualification.
  • Following the changes to the rules of golf in 2019, it is now acceptable to combine your knockout match with one of the monthly LGC stroke play events.  However, if you elect to do this then you are obliged to follow the stroke play rules for the duration of the match.  It is not permitted to concede putts or to recall your opponents shot if they play out of turn.
  • This is a match play with full handicap. The lower handicap player will play as “scratch” (zero handicap) and the higher handicap player will play using the difference between handicaps.
  • It is recommended that competitors agree, at the commencement of a match, their preference to complete the match in the event of a draw, which could be;
    • Replay the game if time permits, or
    • replay the 1st hole you started on and continue from there using the same stroke index for handicaps that you used for the match, or
    • best number of putts on the putting green, spin a coin or just issue pistols.