2022 Match Play Tournament Rules

1.   Match Play tournament begins on Monday, April 4, 2022. You will sign up as an individual and Pecan Hollow will pair up opponents according to handicaps. The pairings will be made on the day of the tournament.

2.     After the initial round to qualify, winners will be divided into four flights based on handicap. Players will either be scheduled for a first round match or receive a BYE. Winners playing matches will automatically be scheduled, you do NOT need to signup on the website.. However, if you receive a BYE for APR 11, and you want to play as an indiviidual, you MUST sign up using the website. All following matches will be automatically scheduled by the Pecan Hollow staff for the next Monday tournament. No need to sign up from the website.

3.     Match Play competitors are NOT participants in the usual Monday competition. However, they may compete in the Closest-To-Pin and Hole-In-One contests.

4.     It is required that the next scheduled match be completed within one week. Participants may agree to play at an earlier date, but please let the Pro Shop know you are playing a match, so that they can help you extend the match, if needed.

5.     Any exceptions should be presented to the PSMGA committee for approval/rulings.

6.     If not completed by the following Monday, the PSMGA committee will have final determination on who continues based on whatever facts are available.

7.  Match Play competitors must use the Gold Tees throughout the competition.

NOTE:  Match Play is a hole-by-hole contest between two players, using full handicap, so each hole is won by the lower net score or halved (tied) if both net scores are the same. Therefore, a competitor may concede an opponent's putt on any hole and may also concede any hole to an opponent.  See the USGA website, Rule 3.2 for complete match play rules.

   All USGA, local, and PSMGA special rules apply, except there is no 3 over par maximum on any hole. So a 4 or 5 over par could win a hole--don't concede a hole too early! Competitors are expected to know the rules and protect their own rights and interests.  If you know or believe your opponent has breached a rule, you may act on the breach,  i.e. impose penalty. But you may also choose to ignore the breach, in which case the result of the hole will stand.

Refer any questions to the VP Operations, Cliff Roddam. Click here to send an email.