Looking for a fun way to mix up your golf game? Join our Match Play League.
Match play is a scoring system in which the player (in our case a 2 man team) earns a point for each hole in which they have bested their opponents. The season (and match play points) will last over a 19 week season from April 17 – August 14.
A weekly skins game will also be available. The cost to participate is $300 ($150 for Season Pass Holders) which includes prize fund, greens fees and cart for the 19 week season.
Points will be assigned in two ways. One set of points will be by team while the other set is by individual.
Your 2 man team’s overall score for all nine holes (minus handicap) will compete against a blind team each week for a total of 7 points which is split between the players on the team. Yes. It’s possible that the blind team you’re competing against might be in the other two man team in your foursome, you’ll find out the identity of the blind team the following week when points are posted.
Your personal score by hole (minus handicap) also competes against an individual in the blind team. You can earn up to 18 individual points.
Handicapping will be used after week three in order for everyone to establish a handicap. The handicap is based on the difference of the players in the same “flight” A vs A and B vs B.
If the A player on team 1 is a 5 handicap and the A player on team 2 is an 8 handicap, the the A player on team 2 would receive 3 strokes. These three strokes would come off on the 3 highest handicap holes (one stroke per hole).
The B players would also be configured in the same manner.
There are three ways in which you can substitute. If you can’t make your designated time, then you need to let Toad Valley staff know which method you want to use for substitution.
Explanation of the three options is below.
We’ll play in two man teams. The other two man team that you’re competing with will be a blind team. Each week, we’ll post your overall points for the season.
Substitutions are allowed as long as they have a handicap at Toad. Please see substitution policy.
Weekly Payouts in Cash Options
Season Payout in Golf Shop Credits
Percentages paid to ALL participants in golf shop credits at the conclusion of the season. The amount and percentages will be determined by the number of participants in the league.
DATES & TIME
The League will run for 19 weeks. First night is Tuesday, April 17 and goes through August 19th.
Permanent tee times will be provided from 5:15 – 6:30 p.m.
You’ll need to sign up as at least a twosome. If you don’t have a foursome, then we’ll pair you with another twosome.
includes green fees, cart, prize fund and three meal nights for the 19 week season.
Season Pass Holder:
includes green fees, cart, prize fund and three meal nights for the 19 week season
If you’d like to participate in the weekly cash payouts, then you’ll need to pay for them at the beginning of the season.
Weekly Skins: $20 Weekly Pin Events: $20
YAP WE ARE NERDS
Jason is a total math nerd. That’s why he got excited when we decided to implement this new league. Here’s his super nerdy explanation of how everything works.
If math isn’t your thing, then there’s no worries. You’ll just have to look at the sheet of paper that he posts with your running tally of points for the season.
You play golf. Jason gets geeky with numbers. Everyone’s happy!
Each 9 hole match will play for a total of 25 points each week. Here’s how those points break down.
There are two separate competitions being played in each foursome.
INDIVIDUAL POINTS – 18
Each 2 man team (players A & B) will compete with another 2 player team for 2 points per hole (18 points total). A vs A and B vs B. The points are divided equally between the A & B teams. One point is in play for each hole. Tied holes will split 1/2 point per person.
TEAM POINTS – 7
The Team of A & B will play the other 2 person team for 7 points. This score is handicapped with the total score minus total team handicap. This will determine the score for the team for all 9 holes. An overall tie would result in splitting the points to 3.5 for each team.
It is possible that your 2 man team will be competing against the other 2 some in you’re playing with, but you won’t find out until the following week.
The points will accumulate from one week to the next with the winners being announced at the end of the 19 week season.
First, you need to know that since your rounds are pre-paid, there will be NO charge to substitute a golfer.
In the event that you cannot make your tee time (match), there are three ways you can substitute.
An actual golfer plays to sub for the absent one. This golfer MUST have a Toad Valley handicap to be used during play. Please have any possible substitutes turn in a minimum of two scores to Toad Valley staff to establish this handicap. (In other words, one of your friends fills in for you).
The golfer who is playing alone may play against both of his opponents individually. In this case, he would be both A & B for his team, then play vs A and vs B. His 9 hole total (and handicap) will be doubled to figure the team score. (In other words, your partner plays alone and competes alone for that week’s points).
Have the golf course play against the opposing A player. The course has a -2 handicap. (What can we say? The golf course plays really well). For example, if the A player that is playing against the course has a 5 handicap, he would get a stroke on the 7 hardest handicap holes. The score on the course for the team portion will be 2 over par or, in Toad Valley’s case, a 37 on the front nine or a 38 on the back nine. (In other words, your partner still plays alone, but uses the golf course as it’s competing partner).
Regardless of the sub method you select, the substitute will be allowed to win no more than 50% of the total points he is competing for that week. If the course (or other sub option), actually wins 6 holes of 9, the course would earn 4.5 points and the other player would win all 3 of their points.
IMPORTANT: Long story short, if you can’t play one week, then you need to make a decision by the Monday before which substitute method you want to use.
If both players in the team cannot play for one week (match), then they will forfeit their points for that week and they’ll go to the competing team.
MATCH PLAY LEAGUE BREAKDOWN
Here’s the simple version of how you get signed up:
Find a Partner
Optional (find another twosome to fill out your foursome)
Fill out the Form
Pay the League Fee
Optional – pay for skins and weekly pin events
Play regular golf with your friends for 19 weeks at your designated time