1.Matches will be played over 18 holes (apart from where extra holes are required – see below) and will be on a matchplay basis. There will be a date specified for each round by which time all matches in that round should be played.

2.It will be the responsibility of the first named player in the match to contact their opponent and arrange the match. The first named player may wish to play the match on their home course or may agree to play on the second named player’s course - in either case rule 4 below will apply. Alternatively it may be agreed that the match be played at a neutral venue.

3.Matches will be on a handicap basis. Each individual handicap used will be the player’s most current NLC Golf Society handicap as notified by the captain. The strokes to be given to the higher handicap player shall be determined by taking three quarters of the difference between the two handicaps rounded up if necessary eg if player A plays off 24 and player B plays off 15, player B will give player A 7 shots ie 24-15 = 9 three quarters of which is 6.75 rounded up to 7.

4.In the event that one player is playing at their own course (where they are a member), that player shall give an extra 2 courtesy shots to the other eg in the case above if player A is playing on their home course, player B shall only give player A 5 shots.

5.If the match is still all square after 18 holes, extra holes shall be played with the winner of the match being the first player to win a hole.

6.On completion of the match the winner should kindly advise the organiser (Phil Reeves - as soon as possible.