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Old 04-04-2019, 06:14 PM
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IMO a successful doubles league is less about strict competition, and more about a good time and social atmosphere. It's a great way for less experienced players to learn from good ones, to have a shot at winning, and to play some DG without taking it too seriously. That's what singles leagues and tournaments are for.

I think if you make it $10 buy-in and skew towards winner-take-all, your attendance will plummet after a couple weeks. As mentioned already, $5 buy-in is probably the sweet spot. If you offer an optional ace pot or CTP, most/all people will join them.
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Old 04-05-2019, 05:36 AM
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Don't make last pay out spot just break even. Give them a sense of a win even if it is minimal. Buy in 5, last spot 10. That kind of thing. It doesn't significantly impact the pay out for the higher places. But has a big emotional/ego/bragging rights over your mates impact compared to break even, 'well at least I didn't lose money'.

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Old 04-05-2019, 07:37 AM
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$10 would be a high pay-in around here; $5 (or $6, with ace pool) is more like it.

Ace pools are extremely popular; I wouldn't forego it unless the course has few aceable holes.

One effect of making it relatively high-stakes (higher than normal entry, steep payout) is more bitching about the random draw. Some good players are going to grumble when they draw a weak one, particularly if it happens about 4 weeks in a row. Others are going to grumble if the two top players draw each other.

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Old 04-05-2019, 09:12 AM
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Random Draw Doubles is awful and should be avoided at all cost.

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Old 04-05-2019, 10:25 AM
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Unless you have a very large contingent of players, $10 is just too much for a weekly and will keep players away.

Have an OPTIONAL $1 Ace fund. $5 entry, $1 ace fund. Just keep an envelope or something in your car to store the Ace pot.

Cali rules have shifted from 1 to 2 back to 1 cali stroke several times in our league. I personally think 1 stroke is probably a little more fair for the entire field, otherwise I do like the rule of paying an extra $5 to get the 2 shots on every lie.

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We play a lot of doubles in Milwaukee, mainly a group of friends. $10 or $20 per person. No extra shots needed (cali,midwest etc.). The odd person gets to play either midwest or cali depending on skill level. Usually we get 15-25 plays on a given weekend. More fun than playing a tourney, imo. Payout is top heavy. Under 10 people, winners take all. 10-15 people pays top 2 groups. Over 20 people we pay usually 3 or 4 groups.

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Old 04-05-2019, 12:11 PM
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We play a lot of doubles in Milwaukee, mainly a group of friends. $10 or $20 per person. No extra shots needed (cali,midwest etc.). The odd person gets to play either midwest or cali depending on skill level. Usually we get 15-25 plays on a given weekend. More fun than playing a tourney, imo. Payout is top heavy. Under 10 people, winners take all. 10-15 people pays top 2 groups. Over 20 people we pay usually 3 or 4 groups.
Thank you for the input! This sounds very close to what I'm looking to do.
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This is what I am looking at looking at on my course this year.

Random partner draw from 6:00-6:10pm. Everyone goes out at 6:15pm in groups of 2 or 3 teams.
Players divided by skill level into Group A or Group B
Group A player partners with a Group B player

$5 per person, 18 holes, best shot (scramble)
If 5 or fewer teams pay 1 place, If 6-11 teams pay 2 places, If 12 or more teams pay 3 places.

If there is an odd number of players, 1 player will play "Cali".
Group A Cali player gets 1 extra throw per hole from any lie.
Group B Cali player gets 2 extra throws per hole from any lie.
An ace from a regular tee is an ace whether it is the Cali player's first or second shot from that tee.
The Cali player only gets one throw from each “ace” tee.
The Cali player will be considered a team, but only pays $5.

$1.00 – optional ace pool
Since there are only a few ace holes at Calumet, there will be be 5 “ace” tees on the course each week.
The ace tees will be marked with flags and will change each week.
After teeing off from the regular tee, players in the ace pool will get one throw from each ace tee which will be 150-250 feet.

An ace from a regular tee or an ace tee counts for the Ace Pool.
The throw from the “ace tee” cannot be used for your score.

Payout:
10 players/5 teams or less = $10 to course fund, remaining amount to winner
11 players $55 (5 teams + cali) = 1st place $30, 2nd place $15, $10 to course fund
12 players $60 (6 teams) = 1st place $30, 2nd place $20, $10 to course fund
13 players $65 (6 teams + cali) = 1st place $35, 2nd place $20, $10 to course fund
14 players $70 (7 teams) = 1st place $40, 2nd place $20, $10 to course fund
15 players $75 (7 teams + cali) = 1st place $40, 2nd place $25, $10 to course fund
16 players $80 (8 teams) = 1st place $45, 2nd place $25, $10 to course fund
17 players $85 (8 teams + cali) = 1st place $50, 2nd place $25, $10 to course fund
18 players $90 (9 teams) = 1st place $50, 2nd place $30, $10 to course fund
19 players $95 (9 teams + cali) = 1st place $55, 2nd place $30, $10 to course fund
20 players $100 (10 teams) = 1st place $60, 2nd place $30, $10 to course fund
21 players $105 (10 teams + cali): 1st place $65, 2nd place $30, $10 to course fund
22 players $110 (11 teams): 1st place $65, 2nd place $35, $10 to course fund
23 players $115 (11 teams + cali): 1st place $50, 2nd place $30, 3rd place $20, $15 to fund
24 players $120 (12 teams): 1st place $55, 2nd place $30, 3rd place $20, $15 to fund
25 players $125 (12 teams + cali): 1st place $60, 2nd place $30, 3rd place $20, $15 to fund
26 players $130 (13 teams): 1st place $60, 2nd place $35, 3rd place $20, $15 to fund

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