Societies and the old Tour format

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Doyley

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« on: February 27, 2018, 07:24:38 PM »
Was thinking today on how to bring back the functionality of the old Tour format within the current Society format.

Within the current Society structure these changes would help
1.  allow more than 4 rounds per event
2.  allow longer than 7 days as max event length
3.  allow multiple courses per event
4.  have societies (or at least HB approved ones) publish cross platform

This would bring back the thriving community events that disappeared during TGC2.  Things we could do under this format:

1.  Ryder Cup/Match Play events under one umbrella (would need 7 rounds to complete full Match Play event in its current format on PGA)
2.  Replicate events with multiple courses (like AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am that is played on 3 courses over the course of 4 rounds)
3.  Make it easier for event organizers to run events cross-platform

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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2018, 08:39:34 PM »
Interesting ideas, thank you for the feedback on this.

drivert

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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2018, 08:45:23 PM »
Or just have both Societies and tours and tournaments that would be best


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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2018, 01:06:50 PM »
2.  Replicate events with multiple courses (like AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am that is played on 3 courses over the course of 4 rounds)

Expanding on this, the Dunhill Links Championship have players playing at St Andrews Old Course, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns on the first three rounds (one round on each though all three are in play on each day) and the final round on the Old Course. This would offer options to tournament directors.
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« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2018, 06:32:15 PM »
Since I do not see a future of the game going towards Moderator powers to clear out "tainted" scores or players from a leaderboard when there's discrepancies in their rounds without saying the "forbidden word", I think for events that require 2 and 3 rounds of elimination, there should be a private invite for 16-20 people in your society to move on to the next round without any interference from people/players who are NOT eligible to play the event.

 You would still have the events go on for those who are "outside" the cutline (sort of like WGC Match Play is played same time as another tournament IRL on the PGA Tour) but the invites would go to those players only and those players would be the only ones eligible to play it...PERIOD! It'd be their fault if they are a no show and be easier for Moderators to keep track of.

 I understand once a player pays, the rule is to let them play. But having no control over Society jumpers and people who DO NOT PLAY fairly takes a lot of the fun away from others and to Moderators as well who spend a lot of time and effort into making these fun. Takes hours and weeks/months of preparation to just have one idiot come in to play his 4 rounds, leave and you Ghost them and can see they are not playing fairly or by the rules and no way to Ban them because they are not on the Society member list. There's got to be a better way!!!!!
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