USGA System of Adusted Gross Score
Section B: Local Rules
Match Play Rules
Pairings will be made by a blind draw. Once the pairings are made, the player with the lowest handicap will have her handicap subtracted from the other player. The resulting number will be assigned to the player with the higher handicap and will stroke her card (or be stroked by the Tournament Chair) on the most difficult holes. Example: Player A has a handicap of 18 and Player B has a handicap of 30. Player B will receive 12 strokes on holes with difficulty of 1-12.
The player winning a hole always tees off first.
The winner of a match is determined by the number of holes won by a player.
The player in match play who is away from the hole always plays first. Playing out of turn may result in player having to replay the shot (unless permission was given to play out of turn by her opponent).
A putt may be conceded if the opponent so desires.
The match is over when the number of holes left to be played are less than the number of holes by which a player has won. Example: Player A is leading by three (3) holes and there are only two (2) holes left to be played.
Let the hostesses know on the sign up sheet you are playing a match.