As I've posted earlier, I lost my two club match play (individual) matches this year, despite shooting 77 and 74. Lost the first on the 21st hole and the second 3&2. I enjoy playing match because you approach it differently. I can play a bit more aggressively, knowing that I'm only one down after a lost hole, not one to three strokes. Our matches were played at 80 percent of the difference in course handicaps. Had to give strokes both times, and my second opponent shot 74 also. Neither of us conceded anything longer than a couple of feet and we played the round out for handicap purposes.
Glad you enjoyed the experience, miniwarmth. It's a good format that we play too infrequently around here.