MATCH: The game is played by holes. A hole is won by the player who holes his ball in the fewest strokes. A match is won by the player who is leading by a number of holes greater than the number of holes remaining to be played. In a handicap match, the lower handicapper reverts to scratch and his opponent receives the number of strokes equal to the difference in handicaps. These strokes are allocated to holes as shown on the index on the scorecard, and the lower net score wins the hole.
FOURSOME: Played with a partner using one ball. The partners play alternately from the teeing grounds and alternately during the play of each hole. Penalty strokes do not affect the order of play. In handicap match play, take strokes according to the difference in handicaps and if a half stroke occurs, round upwards to the next whole number.
CANADIAN FOURSOME: Played as a Foursome, except that both partners tee off on each hole, then select the preferred ball to be played.
PINEHURST: Played as a Canadian Foursome except that, on each hole, each player hits his second shot with his partner’s ball, before selecting the preferred ball.
McKENZIE FOURSOME: Played as a Canadian Foursome except that on each hole, each player hits his second shot with his own ball, before selecting the preferred ball.
FOUR BALL: Two competitors play as partners, each playing his own ball. The better score of the partners is the score for the hole.
AMBROSE: A team event. All tee off then the preferred ball is chosen. Move other balls to that spot then all hit again. Continue like this until holed out. Balls of other team members must be dropped within one club length, not nearer the hole, of where the preferred ball lay, except on the green where all balls are placed on the exact spot.
GENERAL RULES: On days when competitions are arranged by the Match Committee, any club member or visitor not taking part in the competition can only play where and when as directed by a club official.