Roll up, roll up…this year’s singles Matchplay is calling all golfers in Portsalon to get their names in the hat for the revamped tournament in 2012.
This is your chance to take on the best that Portsalon has to offer, one by one, until the last man left standing is declared the Portsalon Golf Club Matchplay Champion for the year. If the prestige of the that title isn’t enough, then how about free subscription for 2013 at your very own Top 20 ranked Irish links golf course.
That’s right – the winner of this year’s Matchplay will take away a free subscription for 2013 at Portsalon. We are of course dependent on gaining the required entry to make this feasible for the club, so we encourage all members to get out their names down and entry fee paid ahead of the draw which will take place on March 30th.
Entry is €15 per person and must be paid prior to the draw. Each round will be played over a calendar month, allowing sufficient time for everyone to get on the course and play their matches.
As usual in the singles event, full handicaps will be applied and any matches not completed in time will be decided by a coin toss from the competition secretary. In an effort to dispel some of the tried and tested reasons of the ‘Ah sure I couldn’t win that off my handicap…’ brigade, we want to take this chance to bring to your attention some facts!
The last four Matchplay events in Portsalon were won by two single figure handicappers, one mid-range handicap, and a high handicapper. Eamonn McConigley (7) and Johnny Strain (19) claimed the 2010 and 2011 Club Matchplay titles respectively, while Chris Williams (11) and Ryan McGettigan (8) landed Barton Cup glory.
Research has shown the golfer that compiles the best score respective to their handicap will more often than not win on the day. The shots will come and go, and the man that keeps his head will win out.
So the proof is out there…play your best game on the day and you will win. And of course, once you start beating the great and the good over 18-holes, feel free to knock on that team captain’s door and let him know you’re the man for him this summer as the club’s teams head out looking for glory across Donegal and Ulster.