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Just throwing this out here to see if there is any interest for some "fun" fantasy golf.

Here's how it works.

From the listed field you pick 3 main players, and two alternates. Just say you picked Woods, Kaymer, and Westwood as my three main players and two alternates are (1.) Mickelson, and (2.) Vegas.

All picks have to be in before the start of the tournament. We seem to have a few different time zones represented on this forum, but that should not be a problem.

Alternates can only be used if one of my three main players have to leave the tournament for any reason except for disqualification, or missing the cut. Example; if Kaymer were to be eaten by an alligator, I could insert my first alternate Mickelson in his place. If Kaymer was -8 before he became dinner, and Mickelson finished the tournament at -7, Mickelson's score would count since Kaymer did not finish the tournament.

If Woods were to miss the cut @ +1, Kaymer finished the tournament @ -5, and Westwood finished the tournament @ -10, my score for the week would be -14. I couldn't use an alternate's score for Woods because he missed the cut. If another forum member's players finished at -22, I lost by 7 strokes.

Weekly scores are cumulative until the last major of the year is played. At the end of the last major, the over all winner is the forum member with the lowest number. It's up to each member to keep their score.

Simple Rules
(1) alternates can't be used to replace DQ'd, and/or main players who miss the cut.
(2) Also, alternates need to be designated "first" and "second".
(3) Only the players (members' picks) who finish the tournament on Sunday can have their scores used.
(4) All member's picks have to be posted prior to the start of the tournament.

That's four rules, which is enough. If some issue were to come up, the forum members participating in that tournament could work it out. That, or the forum members could designate a Fantasy league Commissioner who could make a binding ruling based on the facts. Member's scores are based on their players scores, so there is not much to debate when it comes to scoring.


Quoting FrogsHair here just putting it all in one post.
 

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Overall Leader Broad


Round one

Frog -110
Surtees -40
Hobbit -10
Britzie -14
Cajun +41

Round 2
Surtees -101
Hobbit -97
Frog -95
Cajun -18
Britzie -11
Dennism +12
Broken Tee +24

Round 3
Leader Board
Surtees -41
Big Hobbit -40
Brokentee -34
Frog -34
Cajun -25
Britzie -24




I'll try keep this updated just remind me if I forget!

If you join in I will start you at an average of everyone else score.
 

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picks for week 2 sorry just cleaning this up to put in a sticky

Big Hobbit

Harrington, Furyk, Ricky Barnes. Alternates Casey, JJ Henry.

Frogshair

Appleby, Goosen, Furyk. A1-Singh. A2-Sabbatini

Surtees

Nick Watney, Spencer Levin, Jimmy Walker A1 Mark Wilson A2 Rory Sabbatini

So who else wants in????
 

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Big Hobbit

Harrington +2, Furyk -4, Ricky Barnes E. Alternates Casey, JJ Henry.

Frogshair

Appleby -4, Goosen +1, Furyk -4. A1-Singh. A2-Sabbatini

Surtees

Nick Watney -5, Spencer Levin -1, Jimmy Walker E A1 Mark Wilson A2 Rory Sabbatini -4

Cajun

Chris DiMarco E, Rocco Mediate E, Bubba Watson -1
A1:Sergio Garcia
A2:Jim Furyk

so that makes it
Frog -7
Surtees -6
Hobbit -2
Cajun -1

At least I had a better start this week!
 

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Man, if I had only moved Sergio into my top 3, he's having a good tourney. I got to watch him finish today, wish I had the time and money to get my game to that level.
 

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I am just hoping the "cut line" stays at -1. That way I would have all 3 of my players playing the weekend. :thumbsup:
 

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I am just hoping the "cut line" stays at -1. That way I would have all 3 of my players playing the weekend. :thumbsup:
There's only you with all 3 players left in.:(

I guess I need my remaining two to turn up the heat
 

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Losing a player, or keeping all of one's players can be both good.......or bad. On one hand, one or more of my players' game can go south, and I lose strokes during the week end. Then again, the member who has players who missed the cut could have their remaining players start playing lights out golf. Of course this is probably a rarity, but I have seen it happen. The up side of a player who is playing badly and missed the cut, at least that's the worst score a member will have for that player for the rest of the tournament.

There's only you with all 3 players left in.:(

I guess I need my remaining two to turn up the heat
 

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ok I think I'm at
Nick Watney -10, Spencer Levin -3, Jimmy Walker +1(cut)

For Jimmy he shot a first round of even with a 71 and his second round was a score of 72 which is why i have said plus one is that right?
I'f so I'm at -12

We just need the last round and everyone to put their scores up.
 

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Hobbit > Furyk -7, Ricky Barnes -4, Harrington +1 (cut) = -10.

Surtess > Watney -10, Spencer Levin -3, Jimmy Walker +1 (cut) = -12.

Frog > Appleby E, Retief Goosen -4, Jim Furyk -7 = -11

Cajun > Chris DiMarco +3 (cut), Bubba Watson -2, Rocco Mediate +5 (cut) = +6.


Surtess's Nick Watney storms through the field with a stunning 3rd score of 65, taking him to 10 under and helping Team Surtess to -12.

Frog's Stuart Appleby accidently throws it into reverse gear with a +6 round of 77 but Team Frog are only one behind Team Surtess and still have a full compliment of players. Will a player of Appleby's class throw in another poor round? Its not likely, and with the potential of all 3 players being under par...

Team Hobbit are just coasting along on the rails waiting for the final run in, and are a further shot back on -10.

Two of Team Cajun's players have pinched his Hardly Dangerous and were last seen heading for the gate. Bubba Watson has stayed and is on -2 but Team Cajun are 18 shots off the lead on +6.
 

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Good job of reporting Hobbit.........:thumbsup:
Hobbit > Furyk -7, Ricky Barnes -4, Harrington +1 (cut) = -10.

Surtess > Watney -10, Spencer Levin -3, Jimmy Walker +1 (cut) = -12.

Frog > Appleby E, Retief Goosen -4, Jim Furyk -7 = -11

Cajun > Chris DiMarco +3 (cut), Bubba Watson -2, Rocco Mediate +5 (cut) = +6.


Surtess's Nick Watney storms through the field with a stunning 3rd score of 65, taking him to 10 under and helping Team Surtess to -12.

Frog's Stuart Appleby accidently throws it into reverse gear with a +6 round of 77 but Team Frog are only one behind Team Surtess and still have a full compliment of players. Will a player of Appleby's class throw in another poor round? Its not likely, and with the potential of all 3 players being under par...

Team Hobbit are just coasting along on the rails waiting for the final run in, and are a further shot back on -10.

Two of Team Cajun's players have pinched his Hardly Dangerous and were last seen heading for the gate. Bubba Watson has stayed and is on -2 but Team Cajun are 18 shots off the lead on +6.
 

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Hobbit > Furyk -7, Ricky Barnes -4, Harrington +1 (cut) = -10.

Surtess > Watney -10, Spencer Levin -3, Jimmy Walker +1 (cut) = -12.

Frog > Appleby E, Retief Goosen -4, Jim Furyk -7 = -11

Cajun > Chris DiMarco +3 (cut), Bubba Watson -2, Rocco Mediate +5 (cut) = +6.


Surtess's Nick Watney storms through the field with a stunning 3rd score of 65, taking him to 10 under and helping Team Surtess to -12.

Frog's Stuart Appleby accidently throws it into reverse gear with a +6 round of 77 but Team Frog are only one behind Team Surtess and still have a full compliment of players. Will a player of Appleby's class throw in another poor round? Its not likely, and with the potential of all 3 players being under par...

Team Hobbit are just coasting along on the rails waiting for the final run in, and are a further shot back on -10.

Two of Team Cajun's players have pinched his Hardly Dangerous and were last seen heading for the gate. Bubba Watson has stayed and is on -2 but Team Cajun are 18 shots off the lead on +6.
Hobbit > Furyk -8, Ricky Barnes -5, Harrington +1 (cut) = -12.

Surtess > Watney -8, Spencer Levin -3, Jimmy Walker +1 (cut) = -10.

Frog > Appleby -1, Retief Goosen -5, Jim Furyk -8 = -14

Cajun > Chris DiMarco +3 (cut), Bubba Watson -5, Rocco Mediate +5 (cut) = +3.


Team Hobbit players both had good rounds both shooting -1 for the day and stayed in 2nd with a -12.

Team Surtees player both were a little off with both scoring +1 for the day dropping team Surtees to 3rd with a score of -10

Team Frog had the joy of all three players still in the field and they all scored -1 for the day bring Frog to enjoying a win in 1st place

Team Cajun would be glad to hear their only shining light Bubba had the best solo round out of all the teams today with a -3 bring the team to a +3 finish in 4th.

Team Hobbit, Surtees and even more so Team Cajun were all hurt with having players miss the cut. Team Frog has to be congratulated for the wisely picked team that fired well all tournament long.

Stay tuned golf fans for the next thrilling installment and those who didnt play this week feel free to join in next time!

Dont forget to check the leader board too!
 

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I don't have a problem with double points. Let's do it. :thumbsup:

However, let me toss this scenario into our little "fantasy" adventure. We have a golf stat (which I don't agree with) available to us called the "official world golf rankings".

Official World Golf Ranking - ranking - rankings - 3/21/2011 2:20:20 AM

How about this?

Examples;
Players ranked 1-10 get a multiplier of 1. Kaymer #1, shoots -14, that his score.
Players ranked 11-20 get a multiplier of 1.20. D. Johnson #11, shoots a -10, his score is -12.
Players ranked 21-30 get a multiplier of 1.50 Quiros #21, shoots a -10, his score is -15.
Players ranked 31-50 get a multiplier of 1.70. J. Rose #31, shoots a -10, his score is -17.
Players ranked 51+ get a multiplier of 2.0. M. Wilson #51, shoots a -7, his score would be -14.

All fractional scores are rounded down. (14.5 would become 14)

What this does is it gives members a chance to catch up by taking a chance on a lower ranked player. The rankings change every week. Members would have to put on their thinking caps to come up with more informed picks. Some tournaments there is only a few players that are in the field that are ranked in the top 30-40. Like when the top 20 decide to take a break.

Of course at the other end of this is getting the game to complicated which might lead to some members not wanting to partake in it.
 

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My picks: T. Woods, G. McDowell, D. Johnson. (A-1. KJ Choi, A-2. J. Rose) I figure since Tiger's ex-wife is buying a house 12 miles from his his new place, perhaps his game will improve a few strokes. As for double points, let's do it, and see how it works out.

This weeks 2011 Arnold Palmer Invitational

PGATOUR.COM - Field List: 2011*Arnold Palmer Invitational
By the why the Tiger is back!
What do you all think double points?
 

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I don't have a problem with double points. Let's do it. :thumbsup:

However, let me toss this scenario into our little "fantasy" adventure. We have a golf stat (which I don't agree with) available to us called the "official world golf rankings".

Official World Golf Ranking - ranking - rankings - 3/21/2011 2:20:20 AM

How about this?

Examples;
Players ranked 1-10 get a multiplier of 1. Kaymer #1, shoots -14, that his score.
Players ranked 11-20 get a multiplier of 1.20. D. Johnson #11, shoots a -10, his score is -12.
Players ranked 21-30 get a multiplier of 1.50 Quiros #21, shoots a -10, his score is -15.
Players ranked 31-50 get a multiplier of 1.70. J. Rose #31, shoots a -10, his score is -17.
Players ranked 51+ get a multiplier of 2.0. M. Wilson #51, shoots a -7, his score would be -14.

All fractional scores are rounded down. (14.5 would become 14)

What this does is it gives members a chance to catch up by taking a chance on a lower ranked player. The rankings change every week. Members would have to put on their thinking caps to come up with more informed picks. Some tournaments there is only a few players that are in the field that are ranked in the top 30-40. Like when the top 20 decide to take a break.

Of course at the other end of this is getting the game to complicated which might lead to some members not wanting to partake in it.
That does sound like it could make it interest and have a good risk reward but I think made it could be used once in a while like the double points as I agree it could make it a bit too complicated. We need to keep it easy so you dont need to spend heaps of time to check your scores. Good idea though. i'll put my picks up later I havent really looked at the field yet.
 

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Ok, let's see if I can stink the place up a little less this week...

Phil Mickelson
Sergio Garcia
Jim Furyk
Camilo Villegas A1
Ricky Fowler A2
 
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