The competition format will be Scotch Foursomes Matchplay for male competitors who have reached their 60th birthday on or before 1st January 2017. Teams will consist of 5 pairings. Players on the team may be changed throughout the tournament.
The combined handicap limit is 32. The handicaps (on 01/01/2017) of each pairing shall be combined. Pairings with a combined handicap in excess of 32 are allowed, but they are limited to a maximum combined handicap of 32. Stroke Allowance is based on half the difference of the Combined Handicaps. Stroke allowances are rounded up to the nearest whole number.
All club matches are to be played at the venue of the top club in the draw. To compensate for the home advantage, each pair of the away team will receive one courtesy shot per match. Firstly, calculate the normal shot differential between the Stroke Allowances of the two pairings and then credit the extra courtesy shot to the visiting pair.
Team Manager: John Lahiff
Assistant: Conan Smyth
First Round – Donabate v Royal Dublin – at Royal Dublin – Sunday 2nd of April – Donabate lost 1.5 to 3.5