Is it handicap adjusted?
Yes, however we won’t require an official USGA handicap. The handicaps will be used to calculate Net Scores for Weeks 2, 3 & 4. The following explains how handicaps will be calculated and applied.
- Week 1: The team that shoots the lowest gross score will be assigned a handicap of 0. Every other team is then assigned a handicap based on their score in relation to the team with a 0 handicap. Only your gross score will count for this week.
- Week 2: Once Gross Scores are recorded for this week, we all apply the Handicap generated in Week 1 to get an adjusted net score.
- Week 3: Once Gross Scores are recorded for this week, we will apply the handicap (average of Weeks 1 & 2) to get an adjusted net score.
- Week 4: Once Gross Scores are recorded for this week, we will apply the handicap (average of Weeks 1, 2 & 3) to get an adjusted net score.
When does the league start?
Our league will begin on February 25 th . Week 1 will run from Feb 25-Mar 3, week 2 from Mar 4- 10, week 3 from Mar 11-17 and week 4 from Mar 18-24.
How do I sign up?
You can use the form on our website to sign up or you can give us a call at (202) 902-0983.
How much does the league cost?
$400 per team.
How many players are on each team?
Each team can have up to three players.
How many people play each week?
Only two members from your team may play each week. A third team member is helpful in case one player can’t make it on a given week.
What is the format?
Each week will have a different format and scoring system. They are as follows:
Week 1 (Feb 26-Mar 3)
Course: Bethesda Country Club, Bethesda, Maryland (18 Holes)
Format: Stroke Play/Alternate Shot
Week 2 (Mar 4-10)
Course: Sedgefield Country Club, Greensboro, North Carolina (Back 9)
Format: Stroke Play/Best Ball
Week 3 (Mar 11-17)
Course: Royal Troon, Troon, Scotland (Back 9)
Format: Stroke Play/2-Ball Scramble
Week 4 (Mar 18-24)
Course: Sebonack Golf Club, Tuckahoe, New York (18 Holes)
Format: Stroke Play/Alternate Shot
Am I playing against another team?
Yes and no. You are playing against every other team in the standings but when you are using the space at CitySwing it will just be you and your teammate. If you’d like to bring friends to watch your round and act as your own personal gallery you may do so.
Do I have to play the same time every week?
Of course not! Your team will decide what day and time to complete your round. You can choose any day and time during the week.
Do we get any time to warm up?
You have one hour to finish your round. You can spend however much time you’d like warming up but keep in mind, that will take away time from your round.
What if we don’t finish our round in the allotted time?
If for some reason you aren’t able to finish your round in an hour, you will receive a score of double par for each hole that was not completed.
Is there a max score per hole?
Yes. Double par.
Which tees do we play from?
Men will be playing from the tournament/back tees. These tees play between 6,500-6,700 yards. Women will play from the ladies’ tees. These tees play between 5,200-5,900 yards. The final will be played from the championship tees at 7,262 yards for the men and the member tees at 5,925 yards for the women.
Do we putt every hole out?
There’s no putting. When a player reaches the green, TrackMan will assign between 1-3 putts, depending on proximity to the hole. If you are inside of 8 feet you will be given a 1 putt.
Are mulligans allowed?
What if the simulator misreads my shot?
Our technology is amazing, but it is still a machine and sometimes it does misread a shot. The discretion will be of the CitySwing team member to decide whether to give a mulligan or not. All CitySwing team member decisions are final.
What is the level of competition?
All skill levels are welcome!
What if there’s a tie?
If there is a tie after week four, we will use the results from week four to determine the winners. If there is still a tie, we will use the hole handicap from week four to break the tie. Whichever team records the lowest net score on the most difficult handicap hole will win the tie breaker. If there is still a tie, we will go to the next most difficult handicap hole until a winner is determined.
Are there weekly prizes?
Yes! Each week there will be a long drive and closest to the pin hole that will be predetermined. Winners will receive their prizes the following week. Are clubs provided? You know it! We have clubs, gloves, tees and balls for all teams to use. You are allowed to bring all of your equipment if you choose to do so. If you do bring your own clubs, we ask that you arrive 10 minutes early so we can clean them.
Are there real balls?
They sure are. Our TrackMan Simulator does not require chips inside or any alteration to the golf balls. You are welcome to use your own golf balls, or we have balls available.
Can I store my equipment at CitySwing?
Absolutely. If you’d like to leave your equipment with us over the course of the league season, you are more than welcome to do so. We will charge a $10 fee per person for this service.
Is there a point system ranking the teams after each week deciding the overall winner?
No, each team will be ranked by their total scores (gross and net) each week and the winners will have the lowest cumulative scores over four weeks.