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Next Saturday 29 - 01 - 2022
Marri Park 

Scroungers, Stableford. 
Tee Off 09.00am
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Winner and Runner up 
Tom and Brett

Anthony - The Vines Classic Winner -Score of 40 points


Last update to the site - 26 01 2022


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So you say you know the rules.

why not try this R&A quiz....



Phew!  What a scorcher.  The Pirates sizzled around Collier Park with most scores in the 30's which matched the temperature with the top score even beating the peak of 40!


Well done Tom Rutter in first place on 42 points and Brett Catterall in 2nd on 40. A cool, walking Norman Marshall came 3rd with 38 points.


There were at least 8 birdies, one of them by past pirate Troy Scott who made a guest appearance.


Collier Park (Island and Pines) presented well. The greens were slower but I guess that's because they understand what the midday sun can do to grass that is too short.


Next week we  are back at Marri Park at 9.00am for a scroungers game. Forecast 34°.

Fremantle Pirates are:

An incorporated body, with official Golf Link handicaps.

Playing in friendly competition every Saturday, teeing-off at 9.00 AM at the Marri ParkGolf Course

We are a group of amateur weekend golfers who consider Golf to be serious fun.

Real Golf. Real course. Real competition.

Cheap. Minimal commitment - play or not play as you choose.

New members, male and female, will be made very welcome.

Our members have the option of competing in a variety of Golf WA tournaments at other golf courses.

Click "Membeship" above for details on how to join and pay green Fees. 

The tariff at Marri Park Golf Course is $42 for 18 holes on a Saturday.

Fremantle public course  was closed for rebuilding on

1st July 2020


Know the rule is the Pirates bonus section. Each week I will include a rule as a refresher; it never hurts to remind ourselves of the guidelines we play by.

Let’s talk about the basics of match play golf rules here first.
Match play golf rules: the basics
In match play, the lowest score on a hole wins that hole. The match is over when one player or side leads by more holes than there are still to play. A 4&3 victory is when one side is four holes up with only three holes to play.
Match play golf rules can differ quite significantly from stroke play rules in a number of ways.

Here are six examples, five of which we also talk about in the video accompanying this story... (see Captain's Chronicle for the link)

In match play you can concede a hole or match to your opponent(s) at any time.
Most typically it will be by conceding the next stroke, usually a ‘gimme’ putt. A concession, once offered, may be neither withdrawn nor declined.

Disregarding Rules breaches
Interestingly, you may, if you wish for whatever reason, disregard a Rules breach by your opponent. But if you both deliberately agree to ignore a breach or penalty that you know applies, you are both disqualified.

To clarify the distinction, you could choose to overlook your opponent dropping in a wrong place if you were feeling generous. But the two of you couldn’t agree to play preferred lies when the course is a bit wet if there were no Local Rule in force.

Playing out of turn
The commendable drive towards ‘ready golf’ doesn’t include match play, as the order of play at any point on a hole is deemed to be of greater tactical importance than in stroke play.
That said, there is no penalty for playing out of turn in match play... but your opponent is quite at liberty to ask for the stroke to be cancelled and replayed should he or she so wish under Rule 6.4a.
This may, of course, depend on how good or bad that shot was!

Playing from outside the teeing area

In a similar way, if you play from outside the teeing area (or the wrong set of tee markers on the same hole or a different hole), there is no penalty in match play.
However, again, your opponent can cancel the stroke and ask you to replay from inside the teeing area under Rule 6.1b.

On the putting green
If you play a stroke from on the putting green and your ball strikes another ball at rest on the putting green, you will incur a two-shot penalty in stroke play. Under match play golf rules, there is no penalty (Exception to Rule 11.1a).
Your ball must be played as it lies, while the ball that was moved must be replaced on its original spot.

Practice before a round (Rule 5.2)
You may not practise on the competition course or test the surface of any putting green ahead of a stroke play round other than chipping and putting on or near your first teeing area.
Under match play golf rules, however, there are no restrictions. You are quite within your rights to play the entire course in the morning and then your match in the afternoon.