The matchplay competition involves each Club having a team of 5 players who play scratch singles matchplay golf against a similar team from another Club. A Club team gaining 3 points wins its match.
Historically, those Clubs entering the matchplay tournament were involved in a set-up of 4 leagues with the eventual winning Club in each league then going forward to participate in a Finals Day when both the semis and the final would be played.
From 2019, this format has been altered and the Club team matchplay competition will now be on a simple knock-out basis. A Draw will be made in early March and you will then know your opponents. You duly play your match and, if you win, you go through to the next round. This will still lead to 4 Clubs reaching Finals Day as in the past.
The venue for Finals Day in 2020 is Hesketh on Sunday 20th September.
Current holders of the Liverpool & District matchplay Trophy are Royal Liverpool.