MGA Pairs

The MGA National Pairs Matchplay Competition

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Welcome

A unique chance to compete against 64 of the UK's most aspiring pairs players in an exciting knockout competition. Who truly is the best pairing? A superb opportunity to test yourself against fellow players locally & nationally, where new friendships can be made. To get involved all you need is an official and current WHS handicap and be a member of a CONGU affiliated golf club in England, Scotland or Wales.

MGA UK Pairs Fixtures 2022

Who is the best pairing in the UK?

This is a season-long competition open to all golfers. Come through five knockout matches and your pair will be joining us at The Warwickshire in September where an all-expenses trip awaits you to play the final round!

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North & South Regions

The first round takes place on a ‘home and away’ basis over 36 holes. Subsequent rounds will be one leg knockouts. Should you be victorious, the luck of the draw will determine if you are home or away in your next round. You will be split into local regions (where possible - North/South/Midlands) to avoid long journeys.

All expenses paid trip to The Final

The surviving two pairings will be given an all-expenses invitation to play at The Warwickshire and determine the UK's MGA inaugural Matchplay Pairs winners.

Matchplay Pairs 2021 £45.00 per pair

Get ready for the MGA inaugural Matchplay Pairs event. Win 5 regional matches and you'll be given an all-expenses invite to play the final at The Warwickshire.

The Competition

Round 1

The first round offers you the chance to play 36 holes, both ‘Home & Away’.

You will have approximately six weeks to complete the first round.  Fixtures will start from 14th March until 30th April.

Round 2

32 Teams remain. You will play 36 holes, both ‘Home & Away’.

You will have approximately 8 weeks to complete this round.  Fixtures will start from 14th March until 31st May.

Last 16

16 Teams remain. Things start to become a little more interesting. This is a straight knockout  1 leg round where the luck of the draw will determine if you are home or away. You will have four weeks to complete the fixture (1st June – 30th June)

Quarter Final

Quarter Final. Depending on who is left, you may be required to travel a little further for this round. This is a straight knockout 1 leg fixture where the draw will determine home or away. You will have four weeks to complete the fixture (1st July – 31st July).

Semi-Final

The Semi-Final, 4 remaining teams will battle it out to be winners from their region. A 1 legged affair.

The Final

Winners from The South will play Winners from The North. Both teams will be invited to a complimentary 1 Night & 1 Round @The Warwickshire golf Club & hotel.

FAQs

Should your area be placed into lockdown that puts a restriction on playing matches we will simply extend deadlines for matches to be finished. Rest assured under no circumstances will Match Play be cancelled, we will work closely with our players to get it finished.

Once Match Play has been purchased for £45.00 your pairs participation is secured. Our Match Play team will then reach out to you via email with a link to login to the Match Play portal. This is where you submit your golfer information, find your opponents, their details and submit results.

Better Ball Pairs Matchplay - off 90% of the difference in handicaps between lowest player and everyone else.

For example handicaps of golfers are 5/12/19 and 21
5: Plays off 0
12: Plays off 6 (12-5=7*0.9=6.3)
19: Plays off 13 (19-5=14*0.9=12.6)
21: Plays off 14 (21-5=16*0.9=14.4)

To participate you need an official CONGU handicap and to be a member of a CONGU affiliated golf club in England, Scotland or Wales. There is a maximum limit of 28.

There is a maximum limit of 28 for men playing this competition. Further details about handicaps can be found on the RULES page here: RULES

  1. The first round will be played on a ‘home and away’ basis over 36 holes. Therefore golfers are guaranteed at least one round away from their home course.
  2. The draw will state who has home advantage in the first leg of the first round.
  3. If sudden-death is required in the first round this will take place at the venue of the second leg immediately after the completion of the 36th hole.

Both teams will be given contact information to arrange the match, although the onus is on the home team to make contact since the home team will be booking the tees. If the home team does not reach out or the deadline is not met, the away team will progress unless evidence of attempted contact is given.

Pairs do not need to be members at the same golf club but you must select a home club between you - we will request this from you when registration closes.

 
 
 

Many golf clubs offer courtesy and are happy to do this because their members will mutually benefit when playing away elsewhere, but some clubs will not permit this. If courtesy is not possible then we recommend the visitor fees being split four ways, but if not then the away team will need to pay a visitor fee to the club as per normal golf club policies. However, in  the spirit of Islamic brotherhood we would encourage the host to cover the fees as your opponents are your guests.

All rounds will be drawn based on geographical proximity while avoiding matches between teams from the same club. On the odd occasion, if you're drawn away you may end up a bit further out as you progress through the rounds. We always do our best to keep people as local as possible.

The Tournament is open to male golfers aged 16 and over on the commencement date. Participants must be members of a CONGU affiliated golf club in England, Scotland or Wales, or professionals. Under 18s must play with over 18s. 

The final will take place in September, one day before the UK Liwaa Cup. Final dates will be sent in due course.

Matchplay Pairs 2021 £45.00 per pair

Get ready for the MGA inaugural Matchplay Pairs event. Win 5 regional matches and you'll be given an all-expenses invite to play the final at The Warwickshire.

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