Match play is a scoring system in which a player, or team, earns a point for each hole in which they have bested their opponents. Well-known match play team events are the Ryder Cup and the Solheim Cup.
The Atlanta Chapter's history with match play tournaments started with The Dixie Cup and the Atlanta - Birmingham Challenge. In recent years match play competition has become even more popular and as a result we have added a season long singles competition and National has created a team match play tournament.
Match Play Opportunities:
In 2012, the Atlanta Chapter introduced a season-long individual match play tournament called the Argyle Cup. It has been a great success. This competition is open to all members with an established handicap. For more information and to sign up, go to Argyle Cup
The Atlanta - Birmingham Challenge began in 2002. The Challenge continues to be played in its Solheim Cup format. This team competition is open to all members, but has a waiting list as previous years' members have first right of refusal. For information, go to Atlanta - Birmingham Challenge.
The Dixie Cup began in 2000, and is open to active EWGA members in the chapters located in the South. In the previous 12 years of competition, the Dixie Cup has been won six times by the HOTS and six times by the Carolinas. The HOTS (Heart of the South) team is comprised of chapters in Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama and Louisiana. The Carolinas team is comprised of chapters in North and South Carolina and Southern Virginia. For information, go to Dixie Cup.
In 2011, the EWGA introduced a nationwide team match play tournament among the chapters called the Champions Cup. The tournament is open to all members with a handicap index of 32 or less and is now called the EWGA Cup. For information, go to EWGA Cup.