Mary McKenna Diamond Trophy 2019

Team Manager: Margaret Maher
Assistant: Carmel Tuck

1. Format

The Competition format will be SCOTCH FOURSOMES MATCHPLAY for female competitors who have reached their 60th birthday on or before 31st December 2018.

2. Pairings

Teams will consist of 5 pairings. Players on the team may be changed throughout the tournament. A player may only represent one club.

3. Combined Handicaps

The maximum combined handicap is 50. The current handicaps of each pairing shall be combined. Pairings with a combined handicap in excess of 50 are allowed, but they are limited to a maximum combined handicap of 50. Each player is responsible for her own handicap which should be verified to her opponent on the first tee box. An incorrect higher handicap means automatic disqualification of that pairing. (See Rule 3.2C– Rules of Golf).

4. Stroke Allowance

Stroke allowance is based on half the difference of the COMBINED HANDICAPS (maximum 50- see above). Stroke allowances are rounded up to the nearest whole number.

5. Tees

All matches are to be played off red tees. All matches to be played to a finish until an overall result has been obtained. There are no halved matches. However, a match “called in” is recorded as a half.

6. Courtesy Shots

Home & Away matches:- To compensate for the home advantage, the away team will receive one courtesy shot per pairing .

Single Leg Matches:- To compensate for the home advantage one courtesy shot applies in pairings 1,2 , 4 and 5. Two courtesy shots apply in pairing 3 to the away team.

Firstly, calculate the normal shot differential between the Stroke Allowances of the two pairings and then credit the extra courtesy shot(s) to the visiting pair.

7. Home & Away Legs

In Home & Away legs, the team on the top of the draw shall have the choice of venue for the first of the two legs. The result will be based on the cumulative total of match wins from the two fixtures. If the overall result produces a draw, the result will be decided that day by a sudden death playoff, commencing on the 1st hole. Each Team Manager shall nominate any one of the said pairings for the playoff. Stroke Allowance will apply. Courtesy shot doesn’t apply for play-off pairings.

Click here to see the 2019 Mary McKenna Diamond Trophy Draw

Leinster Round 1 v Howth – Donabate won

Leinster Round 2 v Skerries – Donabate lost

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