Factacular Golf - New Tournament Discussion Thread
The Scottish game has been around since at least the middle ages. Golf is a unique game. The playing field is unset. Can be played at all ages. The mental side is key. Luck is a huge factor. Factacular Golf will try to emulate these characteristics.
For trial purposes, we will use a stroke play format (pairs best-ball and team scrambles can also be used in the future, pending successful trial).
Signed up players will be separated into groups of 3 or 4 depending on turnout. 18 holes will be played over the course of 4 days. A hole will consist of a random 10 question brainoff.
Groups on day 1 and day 2 will be random. Here is where the luck element comes in: just like real golf, some groups will get perfect conditions (read: easy brainoff), others will be playing in wind, and getting all the bad bounces.
Days 3 and 4 the groups will be based on standings so far. Luck will still be a factor, as the early groups may be able to “go low” and charge up the leaderboard.
In stroke play format, score is calculated against par (expected number of shots taken per hole) cumulatively over a round of 18 holes.
For Factacular golf, we will use this format:
Condor: 2500 (-4)
Albatross: 2250-2499 (-3)
Eagle: 2000-2249 (-2)
Birdie: 1500-1999 (-1)
Par: 1000-1499 (+0)
Bogey: 500-999 (+1)
Double Bogey: 250-499 (+2)
Triple Bogey: 1-249 (+3)
Quadruple Bogey: 0 (+4)
Your score on each hole will be decided by this table. Example group:
Hole 1 Group 1:
Player A scores 501, and gets a Bogey.
Player B scores 998, and gets the same score as player A, Bogey.
Player C scores 2500, and gets a Condor.
After Hole 1, player C is ahead of player A and B by 5 strokes each.
Scorecard will be kept by tournament organiser. Each players score against par will be tallied over the 18 holes, with the lowest being named the winner.
In case of a tie at the top, sudden death holes will be played until a winner is declared.
Golfers will have 24 hours to complete each day’s “round” of 4-5 brainoffs. Penalties (+5) will be assessed to the scorecard for each hole not completed in time.
Groups on day one will be drawn randomly using a program. Groups will be redrawn for day two. Groups on day 3 will be decided by standings at end of day 2. Groups on day 4 will be decided by standings at end of day 3.
Rebrainoffs will not be sent. Brainoffs will be sent as 48 hour brainoffs, but will expire in 24 hours. If the site hiccups, time will be extended as long as necessary up to the 48 hour limit.
Scores will be kept against par, not the factacular scoring. Refer to scorecard in tournament thread for all scores.
*these rules apply to stroke play format. They are subject to be tweaked if we run a Pairs Best Ball or Team Scramble in the future.