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Old 01-11-2017, 11:02 AM
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I echo all what was said above, but I'll add my two cents. It's SUPER easy to start a league, especially one that's unsanctioned. (Sanctioned ones are easy too, but they're a lot less leg work and with zero up-front costs.) And starting from scratch is even better because there are no expectations and if/when you screw up nobody has any right to get pissed off.

I've found there are two keys to running a successful league: constant communication and transparency. The first is necessary so people don't have to dig around to find when and where the next league round is, how much it costs to play, etc. The second is because players need to know where their money is going. If you're going to take a little for your time they don't mind that, so long as you're up front about it. Many of the complaints people have about leagues and tournaments stem from the TD/league director being shady about where entry fees to and who got paid out what for their scores. Cut that off at the pass and post results ASAP after the round is over.

Hope that helps. Good luck with your league, bro!
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Old 01-11-2017, 11:23 AM
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Great advice! Thanks! Transparency is a must. No question. We already have a facebook page setup for the league. There we will be able to get out invites and info and post the final results of each weekly/tourney. Keep the advice coming, I am a sponge soaking it up.....
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Old 01-12-2017, 02:15 AM
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Pick a time or two to have a standard round during the week. Could be singles one day and doubles the other. Consistency that people can plan for is key.

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Old 01-12-2017, 06:59 AM
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Social media to publicize for sure-- Even just a simple FB group- consistency- someone to organize-

a backup/trusted coordinater when the primary can't make it-

"if you throw it, They will come"

good luck with your league !

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Old 01-12-2017, 09:57 AM
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Social media to publicize for sure-- Even just a simple FB group- consistency- someone to organize-

a backup/trusted coordinater when the primary can't make it-

"if you throw it, They will come"

good luck with your league !
Great points, we are well on the way to having this much in place. Thanks to all of you that have dropped advice on us. We are greatly appreciative and are willing to listen and learn. Thanks!
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Old 01-24-2017, 08:03 PM
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First unofficial group round this weekend. Random draw doubles. 13 signed up the first day. Looking good so far.

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Old 01-24-2017, 11:20 PM
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Awesome!
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Old 01-29-2017, 08:29 PM
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First tourney. 14 players. Great time. Everybody very happy. No ace hits so it rolls. Finished 2nd.
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Old 02-03-2017, 02:42 PM
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You may want to consider a handicap league. At some point you'll find that the same people are winning all the time and handicapping it will even everyone up.
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Old 02-03-2017, 08:14 PM
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Your league sounds like mine: short 9 hole course, not much of an established DG community, mostly rec and/or non pdga members. I wouldn't worry about a sanctioned league yet. You can always do that in the future if there is interest, but for now you should focus on getting players that will consistently show up. It's not so fun playing for tags when the guys with the low tags don't show up.

What we do each week is vote if we're playing 9 or 18 for tags. If only 9, we usually play doubles on the 2nd round of 9, but sometimes vote on something different. We draw cards for singles and flip discs for doubles so everybody can meet and play with new people. We don't charge people to play, but do the $1 ace pot. Seems to work out well for us, and isn't too overwhelming to manage.
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