ESG&EC Match Play Championship

Celebrating Years Of Resch's Enhanced Golfing Excellence

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ABOUT THE TOURNAMENT

HISTORY

2017 JAVA CLOCK

1989 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Davidson Love def. Costantino Blocker

1990 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Tubby Waldorf def. Big Jack Daley

1991 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Davidson Love def. Garry Mize

1992 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Shigeki Moroneyama def. Soldier Montgomerie

1993 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Tack Nicklaus def. Hal Whitton

1994 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Davidson Love def. Per-Ulrik Fatcatsson

1995 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Hal Whitton def. Cavey Pavin

1996 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Cavey Pavin def. Java Haas

1997 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Vijay Field def. Dick Faldo 4 & 3

1998 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Costantino Blocker def. Bluey Dunk 2 up

1999 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Soldier Montgomerie def. Per-Ulrik Fatcatsson 8 & 7

2000 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Dick Faldo def. Costantino Blocker 4 & 3

2001 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Ford Funk def. Sergio Grasscia 2 up

2002 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Vijay Field def. Java Haas 4 & 2

2003 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Shigeki Moroneyama def. Garry Mize 5 & 3

2004 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Davidson Love def. Kenny Crenshaw 1 up

2005 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Bluey Dunk def. Tack Nicklaus 3 & 1

2006 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Edwardo Romero def. Vijay Field 6 & 4

2007 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Kipper Parnevik def. Per-Ulrik Fatcatsson 2 & 1

2008 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Notah Kelly def. Peard Fulke 2 & 1

2009 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Kenny Crenshaw def. Boo Boo Weekley 3 & 1

2010 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Peard Fulke def. Karrie White 4 & 3

2011 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Henney Stenson def. Tubby Waldorf 3 & 1

2012 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Kipper Parnevik def. Grantief Goosen 6 & 5

2013 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Bourkie Baird def. Peard Fulke 3 & 1

2014 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Boo Boo Weekley def. Dick Faldo 4 & 3

2015 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Grantief Goosen def. Kenny Crenshaw 4 & 3

2016 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Muzzy Zoeller def. Bourkie Baird 3 & 2

AUDIO NEWS - BARRY SPENCE WINS
2017 NRL TIPPING COMPETITION

 

AUDIO NEWS - DATES CONFIRMED
FOR 2017 MATCH PLAY
AND 2018 WORLD SERIES

 

AUDIO NEWS - PRESIDENT RELEASES AUDITED POST WORLD SERIES ACCOUNTS

 

AUDIO NEWS - NOTAH KELLY III
S(T)EALS SECOND TITLE ON BACK OF THURSDAY NIGHT RAIN DANCE

 

2010 Championship. Karrie White, teeing off at the 13th, unlucky for some

2010 Championship. Karrie White, teeing
off at the 13th, unlucky for some

2010 Championship. The ESG&EC's revered elder statesman and reviled bookmaker, Tack Nicklaus, enjoying a beer and a profit on the back 9

2010 Championship. The ESG&EC's
revered elder statesman and reviled
bookmaker, Tack Nicklaus, enjoying a
beer and a profit on the back 9

2007 Championship. Per-Ulrik Fatcatsson and Kipper Parnevik embrace at the first before hostilities begin

2007 Championship. Per-Ulrik
Fatcatsson and Kipper Parnevik embrace
at the first before hostilities begin

2007 Championship. Kipper Parnevik off the tee at the 3rd hole

2007 Championship. Kipper Parnevik
off the tee at the 3rd hole

2007 Championship. Per-Ulrik Fatcatsson putting at the 3rd hole

2007 Championship. Per-Ulrik
Fatcatsson putting at the 3rd hole

2007 Championship. Kipper Parnevik putting at the 3rd hole

2007 Championship. Kipper Parnevik
putting at the 3rd hole

2007 Championship. "Winners are grinners." Kipper Parnevik collects his cheque

2007 Championship.
"Winners are grinners."
Kipper Parnevik collects his cheque

2007 Championship. Golfing legend Tack Nicklaus offers some pearls of wisdom to those at the presentation

2007 Championship. Golfing legend
Tack Nicklaus offers some pearls
of wisdom to those at the presentation

Dating back to 1989, The Match Play Championship is the ESG&EC's second major tournament.  Once famously described in Federal Parliament as ".. combining the pomp, ceremony and tradition of a British royal coronation with the appalling drunken behaviour of Munich's Ocktoberfest patrons ..", the tournament continues to draw record fields and healthy crowds to the challenging Cooks Peninsula links course, the R&A Marrickville.

Under the watchful eye of the club's Match Play Committee the popular event has been revamped in recent years.  2003 saw the start of some much needed change with the tournament successfully pushed back a month to avoid the encroaching October sporting crush of finals football and the Melbourne spring racing carnival.

The introduction of the highly transparent Dickworth-Lewis Handicapping System (DLHS) the same year created stand alone and criteria-based handicaps for each of our two majors (this event and the World Series of Golf).  In 2004, a stableford qualifying round (QR) was added to the tournament and the top scorers are seeded through to the match play rounds.  Starting in 2015, the QR format will alternate between stroke (odd years) and stableford events (even years).  The all-in QR has streamlined opening day and readily accommodates all playing numbers.

EVENT FORMAT

After consultation with R&A officials and the ESG&EC astrologer, the Match Play Committee confirms the tournament dates mid-June.  It is accepted that, where possible, the tournament will have a set schedule of three consecutive Sundays in November.  The semi-final matches are set down for the Friday afternoon prior to the final unless both players and President Love III (Ret.) agree to a change.  With that one exception, competitors are not permitted to vary the tournament's nominated times or dates.

The qualifiers meet this way for the Round of 8: Match 1 - Players ranked 1 and 8, Match 2 - Players 4 and 5, Match 3 - Players 3 and 6 and Match 4 - Players 2 and 7.  If a qualified player withdraws from the tournament before the match play rounds commence, the highest ranked non-qualifier will be invited into the field and seeded at no.8.  All players ranked below the scratched player will move up one position.  Once the match play rounds have commenced, no replacements are allowed and a match will be forfeited if a player is unavailable.

THE RULES OF GOLF

All ESG&EC events are subject to the rules of golf.  If something unusual occurs during your round, the best advice the Comite d'Organisation can give is to consult with your playing partners, both as a matterof courtesy and to check on the legality of your proposed course of action, before moving, dropping or playing your ball.

On qualifying day, the low marker in each group will be the nominated rules official for his playing partners.  If the low marker himself is to be the subject of a contentious decision, the group may check with his counterpart in another group for a ruling.

SCORE CARDS

Players are not permitted to score their own cards on qualifying day - the card, with the players name and handicap clearly shown, must be marked by someone else in the group.  The marker must check the player's score after each hole and is responsible for "recording the gross number of strokes at each hole".

On completion of the round the marker must sign the card and return it to the player.  The player must check that the gross number of strokes recorded for each hole is correct, sign the card and return it to the tournament starter.  It will be the starter's responsibility to ensure that the allocated stableford points or total strokes are correct.

HANDICAPS

The ESG&EC uses the world renowned Dickworth-Lewis Handicapping System for all tournaments.

DLHS imposes the following restrictions on The Championship:

Click here to view handicaps for the next tournament.

STROKE INDEX AND COUNTBACKS

The stroke index is traditionally drawn up by numbering the holes in the order of difficulty to achieve par.  However clubs usually like to spread the strokes fairly evenly over the two nines so if stroke index 1 is in the first nine holes, stroke index 2 should be in the second nine holes, and so on.  Strokes beyond 18 may be allocated in the same or different order to the first 18.

Any ties in the qualifying round will be decided by the following count back - last 9 holes (gross score minus 9/18ths of handicap), last 6 holes (gross score minus 6/18ths of handicap), last 3 holes (gross score minus 3/18ths of handicap) and and finally hole-by-hole from the 18th hole.

R&A Marrickville Stroke Index
Hole123456789
Par333434333
Index2/211/1911/3317/267/3214/249/226/3010/23
 
Hole101112131415161718
Par433343443
Index5/2015/258/314/2818/2713/3412/353/2916/36

MATCH INDEX AND TIES

The match index does not refer to the difficulty of each hole but rather attempts to provide an even distribution of strokes during a match.

Linking the match handicap (the difference between the handicaps of the two players) to the match index gives you the holes on which the player with the higher handicap will receive a stroke, or if the match handicap is greater than 18, two strokes.

A match which ends all square will be played off hole-by-hole until someone wins a hole.  The play-off starts on the hole where the match began and handicap strokes should be given/received on the same holes as per the first 18 holes.

R&A Marrickville Match Index (updated April 2016)
Hole123456789
Par333434333
Index1887316610114
 
Hole101112131415161718
Par433343443
Index51211215134179

MATCH PLAY CONCESSIONS

Conceding is a feature of match play.  Players may concede their opponent to have holed out with their next stroke and the ball may be removed by either player with a club or otherwise.  A player may concede a hole or a match at any time prior to the conclusion of the hole or the match.  Concession of a stroke, hole or match may not be declined, nor withdrawn.

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