2016 Northern Matchplay

The Northern Matchplay Golf Championship, now in its 7th year, is a season-long knockout tournament for category 1 & 2 amateur golfers across the North of England and Midlands.

There are Individual & Pairs competitions where golfers compete against opponents in knockout rounds, including the popular home & away first round, with the aim of reaching the 3-day, 54-hole Grand Final at the iconic Turnberry.

In 2016 the Semi Finals are to be played at the fabulous Ganton Golf Club whilst Quarter Finals will take place over the famous Hotchkin course at Woodhall Spa.

The championship is open to male golfers with a competition CONGU handicap - the maximum playing handicap limit is 12.

  

**Entries have now closed for 2016, however, you can register your interest in the 2017 championship**


Grand Final - Turnberry

The Grand Final of the Northern Matchplay Golf Championship will take place at Turnberry, a Luxury Collection Resort and home to the iconic Ailsa golf course.

2016 Grand Final at Turnberry12 finalists will follow in the footsteps of legends. The lucky dozen will not only enjoy 54 holes of pure championship links golf but will also be accommodated on-site in one of the luxury Lodges at Turnberry.

It will be played over three days between Friday 14th to Sunday 16th October 2016 with a 1,000 prize table on offer. Each player/pair will compete against each other in a 'round robin' matchplay format with the winners being crowned the 2016 champions.


Semi Finals - Ganton

The Semi Finals will take place at Ganton Golf Club, one of the World's top 100 courses.

Semi Finals at Ganton24 players will compete here on Wednesday 5th October 2016 for a place in the Grand Final at Turnberry.

Tee times will be between 11.00am and 11.52am with the singles teeing off first and the pairs afterwards. A draw for opponents will be made beforehand and players will be notified of their allocated tee-time by email.

Matches are played over 18 holes and there are no green-fees to pay on the day. The winners of each match will progress to the Grand Final at Turnberry.


Quarter Finals - Woodhall Spa

The Quarter Finals will be held over the famous Hotchkin course at Woodhall Spa.

Quarter Finals at Woodhall Spa48 players will compete here on Thursday 22nd September 2016 for a place in the Semi Finals at Ganton.

Tee times will be between 11.10am and 1.40pm with the singles teeing off first and the pairs afterwards. A draw for opponents will be made beforehand and players will be notified of their allocated tee-time by email.

Matches are played over 18 holes and there are no green-fees to pay on the day. The winners of each Quarter Final will progress to the Semi Finals at Ganton.


Qualifying Rounds

Once you have entered the championship you will be drawn against another local player/pair and contest a 36 hole 'home and away' first round.

Home & Away 1st Round and Qualifying RoundsThis has proved extremely popular in previous years because everyone is guaranteed at least one round away from their own course.

A draw takes place for home advantage in subsequent rounds with approximately four weeks provided for each tie to be completed.

You must win a maximum of just five matches, including the 'home & away' first round, to reach the Quarter Finals at Woodhall Spa.


 How to enter...

  • Check out our full rules and regulations to make sure that you are eligible to play. In summary you must be a male golfer aged 16+ on or before 31st March 2016 and have a competition CONGU handicap (maximum playing limit 12) held at a golf club affiliated to a club in the North of England or Midland Golf Union.

  • Entries have now closed for 2016, however, you can register your interest in the 2017 championship.

5th Round

  • 5th round now in progress. Ties to be played by 9th September.

  • Individual

  • Pairs

 

Quick Guide

 

More Info

  • Approx 4 weeks to complete each round, played April to September.

  • Open to male golfers aged 16+ with a competition CONGU handicap (maximum limit 12).

  • Entries are limited to the first 512 players/pairs to enter.

  • 30 for the Singles & 60 per pair for the Betterball.

  • Register your interest in the 2017 championship.