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4 Ball Best Ball Stroke Matchplay Competition




Swart Cup is a betterball stableford matchplay competition.


Handicaps and scoring apply as to each team as per a normal Matchplay competition. The winner of each hole is the team whose player makes the highest stableford score on the hole. If the highest score is the same, the hole is halved (the score of the other player in the team does not alter the result of the hole).


If the score is even after the scheduled 18 holes additional holes are to be played until the deadlock is broken. This is done in a ‘sudden death’ manner – first to win a hole wins.


  • This competition is a mixed competition comprising of either all male teams, all female teams or mixed teams.

  • Players are to use the designated tees as determined by the club at which the match is played on the day of play.

  • All entrants must be financial or life members of the Maccabi Golf Club at the time of entry. All entrants must have a valid GA handicap at the time of playing each round. The GA handicap and Slope rating on the day of the competition is to be used for the calculation of the daily handicaps for each player.


How will the competition be run?

Players are to arrange their matches as follows:


Choice of venue:

  • Matches can be played at any venue that the players can agree on. If, however, the one team played an “away game” in the previous round, and the other team had a “home” game, the venue will be at the home course of the team that played away in the prior round. If the players cannot agree on a venue,

  • The Match Referee will be instructed to do a coin toss.


Costs of playing:

  • Where players decide to play at a course where players are charged a green fee, the green fees are to be borne equally by all players.


Responsibility to arrange:

  • It is encumbered on both teams to contact each other as soon as the round starts.


Cannot play:

  • If a team cannot play the match before the due date the other team will win with a Walk-Over.   

  • If neither team can play the match before the due date the Match Referee will determine the winner by a coin toss.

  • If the teams have been unable to play the match before the final day, the team that is available on the final day, will be determined the winner. Any disputes as to why the match was delayed must be referred to the Match Referee who will determine whether a team has forfeited the match or whether the match will be decided by coin toss. 

  • Whether a short extension is warranted will be solely determined by the Match Referee but players should not expect an extension unless there is a valid reason.



  • The due date for the communication of results to the Match Referee is 9pm on the day the round is to be completed.   

  • The emails are to be sent to

  • If no result is provided or if no advice of a walkover is communicated to the Match Referee by the players by the due date, the match will be decided by coin toss by Match Referee.


Match Referee:

The Match Referee is Rob Goldstein.

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