Whitris Shield (Match Play)

So what’s this event and how does it work?

  1. Singles Handicapped Matchplay is an event where you will compete in a knockout style match against another opponent from the club. To find out more about how match-play works, please see here.
  2. The draw for the event will be available online and will be communicated to you via email upon the commencement of the tournament.
  3. All matches must commence from 1st tee and from the black markers of the day. This event is to NOT be played from the “plates”.
  4. You are to organise your match with your opponent for each round until you are knocked out. Your match will be based on on what you can organise with your opponent. Please communicate with your opponent directly to organise this.
    You will find contact details by logging into the member portal and by accessing the “Members Directory” section. Once a date/time has been organised, please book yourselves in.
  5. All matches shall be played over 18 holes handicap match play. If a match is square after the completion of 18 holes then the match shall continue (from 1st tee) until one player secures the win.
  6. IMPORTANT: The match is to be played in accordance with the Golf Australia Recommended Match Index. This means that your match is to NOT be played in accordance with the Stroke Index of our course. If there is any confusion about this, please reply to this email and/or see more information below.
  7. Please note that there are some nuances in how match play rules apply. If you’re unfamiliar with Match Play rules, please visit here.
  8. Any disputes or queries regarding scheduling or rules must be referred to myself via email via captain@mtderrimut.com.au.
  9. Carts are permitted for use for this event.

What happens before my match?

  1. Before your round, you would have hopefully practised and brought your A-game!
  2. Equally as importantly, you would have organised a date/time with your opponent.
  3. You are to report to the pro shop and inform them you are playing your matchplay event as part of the Whitris Shield.

What happens after my match?

  1. The winner of each match is to report the final score to me via email to captain@mtderrimut.com.au.
  2. If you’ve won, you will progress to the next stage of the event.
  3. If you’ve lost, unfortunately, you’ve been knocked out of the event – better luck next year.
  4. After each round, I will report back with progress to build up the drama of where the matches are at. You will also find your names on social media as I will also be creating noise about this event on our social platforms.

How do I book in?

  1. Book via our Member Booking System for the “2022 Whitris Shield” scheduled for 01/08/2022.
    Click here for direct link
  2. Pay your $10 comp fee at the Proshop prior to 01/08/2022.

Frequently asked questions

  1. How will the draw be generated?
    The draw will be randomly generated via our Golf Operations software (MiClub). There was no seeding used to calculate the draw.
  2. Me & my opponent can’t seem to find a time that suits within the round dates.
    Due to the large number of opponents, this is just something you and your opponent are going to have to sort out. If you can’t complete your match by or very close to the due date, you or I will be flipping a coin to decide a winner. Please email captain@mtderrimut.com.au if any issues. We hope you can understand the difficulty in trying to manage everyone and their matches myself.
  3. So, how does the Handicapped match play work and which holes do I receive/give shots in?
    As per the Golf Australia Recommended Match Index, Holes 1 to 18 are rated differently and are NOT the same index as our course. For example, Hole 17 on our course is rated the hardest (number 1) but according to this index, 17 is actually 17th “easiest”.
    Therefore, you need to calculate your handicap difference against your opponent and give/receive shots based on this Match Index.
    Here is an example: Pratik Dhody plays off 5 and Jonathon Stevens plays off 10. This means that Pratik will need to give Jonathon 5 shots and these will be on holes 4, 8, 10, 12 & 16.