United Nations Golf Club

A. Rules that apply to both the Singles and Chapman Doubles Match Play competitions

1. The highest permissible handicap index is 36 for both men and women.

2. The venue is to be mutually agreed upon between the two parties. If no agreement can be reached, the matter shall be referred to the Match Play Organiser.

3. The first named (or top) player or team in the match schedule has the responsibility of initiating the arrangements for the match. However, this does not mean that the other party cannot take the first step. In any case, please don’t expect the Match Play Organiser to make the arrangements or to keep reminding you!

4. The first named player or team also has the responsibility of informing the organiser of the location, date and result of the match, with an optional brief write-up of what happened during the match.

5. If the match could not be played by the deadline (including the two-week period of grace), then the team or individual that goes through to the next round will be determined by a three-person Committee, made up of the Match Play Organiser and two UNGC Executive Committee members.

6. If a match is all square after eighteen holes, it goes into sudden death. This should start at hole No. 1 (followed by 2, 3, 4, etc.) - unless otherwise agreed by the parties before the start of the match.

7. Rules of play are based on the rules approved by the R&A and the United States Golf Association (USGA).

8. All protests concerning rule interpretations during a match must be submitted in writing to the Match Play Organiser (goeran.ungc@gmail.com) within three working days of the match in question by the player or team. All decisions by the Match Play Organiser in conjunction with the UNGC Rules Committee will be final.

B. Rules that apply to only the Chapman Doubles Match Play competition (a variation of a four-ball match between two 2-person teams)

1. Both players on a team tee off. Switch balls after the drive, select the one best ball after the second shot, play alternate shot until the ball is holed. The player whose second ball was not chosen gets to play the third shot.

2. If a player plays when his partner should have played, his/her side shall lose the hole.

3. If a player plays a stroke with a wrong ball, except in a penalty area, his/her side shall lose the hole.

C. Handicap Calculations

First establish which tees each player is going to play from. Then look up the “playing handicaps” from those tees in the conversion chart found at all golf club venues, using your own handicap indexes. Once you’ve done that, use the chart below to determine the strokes given. Additionally, the highest permissible handicap index is 36 for both men and women. Golfers with a higher handicap are welcome to participate, but they will be assigned the maximum handicap index of 36.

The UNGC handicap calculation chart is as follows:

The same calculation is applied for Chapman Match Play competitions, but the “Player” is the team and the playing handicap of the “Player” is the average of the two team members’ playing handicaps.

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