Since we started leagues we figured we ought to highlight the top questions we get from new teams. Moving forward, if you’ve got a question about our simulators (have you tried our Laser Shot Shooting sim yet?) or leagues feel free to shoot us an email at GOLF@caddyshackduluth.com
Odds are, you’re not the first to ask it and we’ll probably end up sharing it here to help clarify for others. Teamwork!
STARTING WITH SUBSTITUTES
Substitutes are allowed in our indoor golf leagues. We don’t need to keep their information on hand for league play. One thing to note: your sub does not get to have their own handicap; your handicap will apply to their stroke play. Other than that, it really couldn’t be easier. Find someone you’re happy to have to swing for you, alert your teammate, and then just make sure one of you makes your reservation for the week! You can play ahead, but you cannot make up league play after the week has ended.
How do we calculate handicaps, anyway?? Great question!
We play Team Best Ball; we use the score from whichever player on the team has the best score (best ball) for the hole. So, say we’re a team and playing the back 9 of Quail Hollow: on hole number 10 (par 5) I shoot a 15 because I am absolute garbage at golf, and you shoot a 7. Thankfully, we get to use your 7 on that hole! Ten is the max score, so my 15 will also simply be counted as 10. One thing to note: we don’t use negative handicaps in our leagues, and we’ll let you ask about why that is.
Everybody wants to be #1, but how do you get the top spot? If once handicaps are calculated and applied (3rd week) your team gets 1st place then you also receive 10pts for that week’s play. The 2nd place team will receive 9pts, and so on until 10th place. Any team that scores below 10th place will receive zero points for that week. Due to the popularity of leagues, we’ll split the total number of teams into four pools after week 3; the top 12 teams will make up Pool A, and the remaining teams will be in Pool B, C, and Pool D.
One thing to note: mulligans are a tie-breaker – use them wisely.
Everyone gets one mulligan per game, or every team gets 2 Mulligans per game and anything beyond that is counted against their best ball score. I.e. if they shoot 38 and have three mulligans, their final score ends up being 39 - 2 with those two mulligans counting for tie breakers.
For scoring purposes, free drops are added in with the mulligans. Safe drops and hole concessions are taken care of by the computer, so you're not double penalized for those!
LEAGUE SCHEDULE FOR 23/24 SEASON:
Fall registration starts Oct. 8ᴛʜ
FALL LEAGUES RUN FROM:
OCT 29ᴛʜ- DEC 23ᴛʜ
WINTER LEAGUES RUN FROM:
JAN 2ND- FEB 24ᴛʜ
SPRING LEAGUES RUN FROM:
FEB 25ᴛʜ- APR 20ᴛʜ
ALL LEAGUES ARE FIRST COME FIRST SERVE, ONLY 48 TEAMS PER LEAGUE! FOUR POOLS!
Must complete league play Sunday through Saturday; you can play ahead, you just can’t go back!
Don’t forget, you’re not just playing for bragging rights. We’ll get the first three weeks’ payouts out after handicaps are applied. After that, you’ll have weekly payouts as well as your final league-end payouts.
WEEKLY PAYOUTS FOR TEAMS IN POOLS ARE:
- $40 for 1st place;
- $20 for 2nd place;
- $10 for 3rd place
END OF LEAGUE PAYOUTS FOR TEAMS IN POOLS ARE:
- $200 for 1st place;
- $150 for 2nd place;
- $100 for 3rd place