Welcome to the TSG MatchPlay Championship 2021... In order to secure your place in this year’s event, join this group by Sunday 5th April at Midnight and we will put your name in the hat for the draw. This competition is ONLY open to TSG PRO members and there is only room for 64 golfers and you will require a TSG Handicap to enter(3+ cards). The tournament will be a knock-out style format and you will have one month to complete each match. The first player in each tie has first 'dibs' on the venue BUT it is paramount that you offer to meet your opponent as close to halfway as possible. In short, be sensible! *In this regard, failure to adhere to the 'Spirit of TSG' will result in immediate disqualification from the competition. Games will commence in May. Standard MatchPlay rules will apply but MUST be agreed upon by both players before the match begins (more info to be published at the start of the competition). Those failing to complete their games will have their matches decided by the toss of a coin. It's free to enter and will culminate in a Grand Final in October. This year will again see a third-place play-off. Finalists will play for free and others wishing to come along for a 'social' day in order to watch the winner 'crowned' will be able to do so at 'Members' rates (£25pp). Current TSG MatchPlay Champion 2020 – Tony Moss(H'cap 9).
Well done to the finalists, I had covid booster and flu vaccine on the Saturday, both arms and wouldn't have been able to swing a bat.
Sorry to all concerned for the upheaval that the re arranged date for a wedding we are attending now clashes with the finals weekend. Best wishes to all 4 players who will now participate at Farleigh on the 3rd.
Hi All,After taking into consideration all the options, we felt that the fairest way to pick our final 3rd place play-off opponent for Tuan would be to draw a name from all the losing Quarter-finalist out of a hat. And each player would be invited to take part, in order the names came out of the said hat...This draw took place today at 12 noon in this order:1 - Matt Coffey 2 - Chris Ford3 - Steve Slater4 - James BlairMatt, congratulations, you are now playing Tuan for the third-place trophy!
Dear TSG Matchplayers,Unfortunately, Roger Dickson has had to withdraw from the event due to family commitments.This of course means that despite playing a friendly match anyway (in which Roger won), Andy King goes forward to the final.Obviously, this now has ramifications on who steps forward to take Andy's place in the 3rd place play-off match.We are discussing the options...Back shortly!Ian & Mark------------
You played very well David. Congratulations on your first hole in one. Certainly it was my ever witness of an ace so will be memorable for me. Good luck in the final
Tuan and I played our semi final match at birchwood today. I had one of those rare games where most things went right and managed to win 7 and 5. One of the highlights was Tuan chipping in from about 100 yards for par, then I hit my first ace. I think Tuan was more happier than me. A great sport and thanks again Tuan for sorting the game.
Dear MatchPlayers,It's official, we have our semi-finalists line up complete.1. Andrew King (FC) Vs Roger Dickson (FC)2. Tuan Nguyen Vs David JohnsonAnd the good news, you have the whole of September to complete your ties!#GoodLuckIan & MarkThe TSG Team--------------
Cheers, Steve. If wasn't for you keep finding my ball, it could've been a totally different result.
Congratulations, David emerging victorious 3&2, a game of two halves. Pleasant day out at maylands (not busy at all).Good luck in the semi final.
Well played Andrew and a well deserved win. I really enjoyed Redlibbets, I think that's the best condition I've ever seen it in and what a lovely evening it was to play golf. Shame my game didn't turn up but we had a very enjoyable game nonetheless. Best of luck to everyone in the semis!
Matt Coffey and I played our quarter final match yesterday, at Relibbets. Matt was not on top form, hardly surprising,as he played the day before, and worked all-day before our evening game.I got my nose in front, being 3 up by 7th, but a fabulous birdie 2 from off the green on the 8th from Matt pegged it back a little.A lost ball on the 10th, and a few drops and I closed it on the 15th 5&4.Excellent game with excellent company. Real fun.
Penalty for Breach of Rule 5.3a: Disqualification, except in these three cases: Exception 1 – Player Arrives at Starting Point, Ready to Play, No More Than Five Minutes Late: The player gets the general penalty. applied to his or her first hole.However with matchplay there is a 15 minute grace period where no penalty is usually applied (I assume there has to be a legit reason for being late) force majeure ought to apply.The general penalty is two stokes for tardiness.
-- 26/08/2021 16:48:53: comment edited by Steve 'The Power' Slater.
Ok Mr rulebooks Steve the power. What's the ruling on turning up late.
Dear TSGers,Despite two Quarter-Final matches still to be settled, we have now made the draw for the all-important TSG MatchPlay Semi-Finals.The good news is you have slightly longer to play your tie this round, with all matches required to be completed by Sunday 26th Sept, in time for the 3rd Oct final.Drum roll...1. Andrew King (FC) or Matt Coffey Vs Roger Dickson (FC)2. Tuan Nguyen Vs David Johnson or Steve SlaterAs always, the losing semi-finalists' go on to play in the 3rd place play-off.#WhosYourMoneyOnIan & MarkThe TSG Team--------------
Thanks Drew, really enjoyed the game. Thanks to Michael and Lee for coming along as well. See you all about soon I hope.
Today myself and David played in great weather. the match was very close with David halfing the 17th to win 2 & 1. Was a great match in friendly sporting spirit throughout. Good luck in the next round David, and hope we get to play again in the future.
Penalty for Playing Wrong Ball in Breach of Rule 6.3c(1): General Penalty. ... Loss of hole in match play or two penalty strokes in stroke play.
I believe that playing the wrong ball in matchplay is automatic loss of hole.
I didn't realise that this competition was so serious obviously some people take it more serious than others after I walked off halfway up the 19th hole and then coming across mine 50 yards up the fairway maybe I should have kept my mouth shut to be told by Roger that I've just inccured a 1 shot penalty for playing a stray ball in the fairway maybe if I had known the Rules And we Was abiding by them I could have claimed the 1st hole as Roger was late but I didn't know the rules funny that isn't it he didn't tell me about that one well played Roger you certainly deserve the win
Many thanks to Ian and Mark for notifying of my forced withdrawal from this competition. The handicap discrepancy is due to me having an official recognised England Golf handicap which has been adjusted accordingly for the scorecards I have put into the system. I did not realise that I had to submit all my cards on to the TSG system as well as the HowDidIDo system at my club, as I was under the impression that my recognised handicap would be recognised by the committee at TSG.This is not the case at TSG does not recognise the World Handicap System and therefore did not allow me to play off my handicap . . .which in fact is 3 shots less of what TSG has recorded on their website. I agreed with Ian Mullins, well I had no choice, when I arrived for the TSG Open at Bletchingley 3 weeks ago that I could not play for the main prizes due to not having submitted 3 cards since September 2020. Not a problem. But when I was pulled up for scoring 39 points that day I had to try and put the record straight that I scored 34 points as I was off 13 and not 17 as they had me down for on the website. If they cannot adjust the handicap manually to show my correct one then there is not much I can do.Having played 2 previous rounds against David Johnson and Drew Byles . . . I can only apologise for playing well and winning both matches fair and square. And just to put the point correct . . . .I declared that I was in fact off 14.1 and not 17 before we started each match, therefore giving Drew 5 shots which he duly accepted. To be banned from all TSG competitions until the committee feels that my handicap is the correct one is totally unjust. I have offered them the opportunity to speak to my club and ascertain my playing handicap since I joined the club in September last year. Let’s see if that happens.I wish both David and Drew all the very best on their play off match . . . How it has come to this is no fault of mine but one of a system that does not recognise a legitimate handicap, or people who for some reason seem to think that I have been manipulating it which accuses me of cheating and questions my integrity.Best wishes.John
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