2020 Play Golf Lex Match Play Championship

2020 Play Golf Lex Match Play Championship





No Tournament Entry Fee, only pay for your greens fees and cart fees


In order to be remain compliant with social distancing and group gathering guidelines;

     * Preliminary matches will spread out over multiple courses at different dates and times

     * Tournament committee will create matchups

     * Players will be responsible for contacting opponent to set up date/time/course to compete

          - Matches can be played at any of the 5 Lexington City Golf Courses

          - Each round of matches will have 1 week to complete or be forfeited

     * Players will go online to http://playgolflex.com to book and pay for greens fees/cart fees

     * All score keeping will be done through the USGA tournament app

     * All leaderboards and results will be available via this tournament page

     * Semi-final and championship matches will be scheduled by the tournament committee



Preliminary Matches

Begin week of June 1st - 1 Match Per Week

Semi-final and Championship Matches

Saturday, June 27th :: Courses to be determined

Sunday, June 28th :: Kearney Hill Golf Links





Handicap Index


>5.0 or no handicap

1st Flight

5.0 – 9.9

2nd Flight

10.0 – 14.9

3rd Flight

15.0 – 19.9

4th Flight


Ladies Championship

>8.0 or no handicap

Ladies Handicap

Number of flights TBD based on participation




Opens – Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 11:19 AM

Closes – Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 11:59 PM



Single Elimination Match Play - Players will be flighted in different divisions based on their Active USGA Handicap as of May 28th, 2020.  Those with a handicap index of less than 5 (Men's)/less than 8 (Ladies) or with no handicap will be placed in the Championship Flight.  Seeding will be determined by random draw.  In case of odd number, some players will receive 1st round byes


Players will compete 1 on 1 in individual match play.  Gross scoring will be used within each division, handicaps are only used to determine divisions.  The player who wins the most holes over a stipulated 18 hole round will win their match and advance.  Number of rounds based on total number of players in division.


Match Play Scoring -  Unlike stroke play, in which the unit of scoring is the total number of strokes taken over one or more rounds of golf, match play scoring consists of individual holes won, halved or lost. On each hole, the most that can be gained is one point. Golfers play as normal, counting the strokes taken on a given hole. The golfer with the lowest score on a given hole receives one point. If the golfers tie, then the hole is halved. For example, in an 18-hole match, the first hole is a par-4 and Player A scores a 3 (birdie) and Player B scores a 4 (par); Player A is now 1-up with 17 to play. In the same match on the second hole, a par-5, Player A takes 8 strokes and Player B takes 5 (par); Player B wins the hole and the match is now "all square" with 16 to play. On the third hole, a par-3, both players take 3 strokes and the match is all square with 15 holes to play. Once a player is "up" more holes than there are holes remaining to play the match is over. For example, if after 12 holes Player A is 7-up with six left to play, Player A is said to have won the match "7 and 6"




*Amateur Golfer

All players competing in non-championship divisions must have a active USGA handicap



In order to maintain competitive balance between varying ages of participants;

Non-Championship Men's      Less than 6200 yards


Men's Championship              6100-6600 yards


Ladies Divisions                     4900-5400 yards


Actual yardage will vary based on course and set up