Bit of Wood Match Play: The Rules
The Holders will be challenged by The Challengers.
The Holders are the two people who won or retained the trophy last time
The Challengers are a new combination of two people who have not lost to the Holders before so that the same two ball may not challenge twice in a row unless it is convenient.
The match may be over 18 or 36 holes and may or may not involve an overnight stay. It can be anywhere, except that it must be on a golf course. (Video, simulations, indoor etc are not allowed). Other activities on the tour are allowed for the "Supplementary Bit of Wood".
For some strange reason, the Handicap allowance is seven eights from the lowest handicap of the four ball.
Eligible Participants are defined as anyone who has ever been on the French or Turkish tours or anyone who has ever played in a Gritters Invitation day.
The challengers must win the match to gain the trophy. In the event of a tie, the trophy is retained by the holders.
The holders should defend the trophy within 3 months of winning it or retire automatically as undefeated. Any two pairs will then be free to challenge for the trophy. (If match is halved, then either sudden death down 19th or putting green or declare null....Should a new pair include one of the holders then the rule about a halve retains comes into force)
More rules will be invented or existing ones changed as it suits us.
Gritters "Bit of Wood" trophy four ball match play event matches to date
most wins = T.C. with Seven
most losses = Ian with Four