BETTERBALL – PLAY OFF FINAL - THURSDAY 27th OCTOBER
FRILFORD HEATH GOLF CLUB, OXFORDSHIRE
The Betterball Play Off Final is for those pairs who have already played in their regional final but missed out on qualification for the Grand Final on a card play off. We feel a cpo is harsh way to miss out after coming so far so it provides another chance to qualify.
Club address: Frilford Heath, Abingdon, OX13 5NW tel 01865 390864
Practice Round: The club has very kindly offered us a discounted green fee of £35 per person for any competitor wishing to play a practice round. You will need to call the club office or professional shop on the number above to book a tee time in advance stating that you are a competitor in the Titleist FootJoy Matchplay Championship.
Qualification for Grand Final: The leading ONE pair will qualify on the day.
Format: The scoring format will be Better-Ball Stableford with 90% handicap allowance.
Ladies’ stroke allowance will be calculated as 90% handicap plus the difference between the SSS or par from the ladies’ tees and men’s tees used on the day, whichever is the greater difference.
The Men’s Pars will apply and strokes MUST be taken in accordance with the Men’s Stroke Index.
Practice range: Tokens for practice balls are available to purchase in the pro shop
Rules: The Rules of Golf as laid down by the R&A will apply along with any relevant Local Rules.
Tee Times: The draw will be made 7 days prior to the event. Click on ‘Entries’ above to view your tee time.
Tees: Play will be from the white or medal tees for men depending on the weather conditions on the day and from the red tees for ladies.
Handicap: Maximum Men – 24 Ladies – 30
You will be required to provide up to date proof of your current handicap on the day. Please note it will not be acceptable to ask us to check your handicap on the internet.
Catering: Coffee and bacon rolls will be available on arrival and a two course lunch will be served following your round.
Dress code: There is no need to change into a jacket & tie after play. The presentation will take place within a few minutes of the last match finishing. Normal dress regulations will apply on the course.
Card playoff: In the case of tied scores places will be decided on a card playoff over the last 9, 6, 3, 1 hole/s as they appear on the scorecard regardless of starting tee. Any team losing out on a card play off will be offered another chance to qualify at the Play Off event at Frilford Heath, Oxfordshire on Monday 30th October.
GPS & Lasers: The use of GPS and laser rangefinding equipment is permitted as under the R&A Rules of Golf the use of smart phones and other devices which provide additional information such as wind speed/direction and distance taking into account gradient is in breach of the Rules of Golf.
Caddies: Caddies may be used but any catering will be at their own expense.
Buggies: The use of buggies is NOT permitted at the Regional Finals except on medical grounds and a valid, up to date medical certificate must be provided on the day.
Grand Final: The Grand Final will be played at the superb Vale do Lobo Golf & Beach Resort, Algarve, Portugal between Saturday 6th and Thursday 11th January 2018. The prize will include: return flights from the UK; airport transfers; five nights accommodation in the luxury apartments at Vale do Lobo; five rounds of golf including - a practice round on Saturday 6th if your flight time permits, two rounds on the spectacular Ocean Course and two rounds on the magnificent Royal Course; Welcome Drinks and Presentation Dinner; some great prizes for the winners and a lot of fun for everyone.
Contact on day of Regional Final: Mike Laney – 07957 816283
All other times Tournament Office 0845 466 2222