2016 Southern Matchplay Golf Championship
Now in its 4th year the Southern Matchplay Golf Championship - "The Race to Doña Filipa"- is a season-long knockout competition open to amateur golfers across the South of England and Wales.
This is a fantastic opportunity to compete in the individual and pairs competitions and get the chance to win a place in The Grand Finals at the famous, award wining San Lorenzo Golf Course and stay in 5* luxury at The Dona Filipa Hotel in the Algarve, Portugal.
The competition comprises of up to 5 local rounds played in 2 regions, South East and South West between May and October with approximately four weeks to play each round. The 1st round commences with a 36 hole ‘home & away’ match offering all players at least 2 competitive rounds before knockout rounds determine the semi-finalists.
Entries are welcome from:
Gentlemen golfers, aged 16 or over on Sunday 10th April.
Golfers holding an ‘active’ CONGU handicap at the time of the closing date and this must remain active during the championship.
Members of a golf club within one of these counties; England - Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, , Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Essex, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Middlesex, Norfolk, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Suffolk, Surrey, Sussex or Wiltshire. Wales – Carmarthenshire, Glamorgan, Monmouthshire, and Pembrokeshire.
Win a maximum of 5 matches to reach the Regional Semi Final
Semi Final Winners Invited to the expenses paid 4 day Grand Finals in the Algarve
36 hole 'Home & Away' first round
Limited to the first 128 players/pairs to apply per region (South East – South West)
Approx. 4 weeks to complete each round, played May to October
Open to male golfers aged 16+ with an active CONGU handicap
£22.50 entry for the Singles competition & £45.00 for the pairs competition.
Cost of entry
£22.50 per person (Individual)
£45.00 per pair (Betterball)
Closing Date: 2nd May 2016