It’s been a frustrating last few weeks in my world of golf. Continued winter weather has made it difficult to get out on the course and I’ve had an awful nasty viral infection the last couple of weeks which seems to have dragged on and on… In fact I had to pass up the invitation to play at Lochgreen for the first time – and on that day the weather was actually cracking!!
I’d never heard of Fantasy Golf but have played the famous football version a few times in past years. By all accounts, the golf version plays in the same way – you choose a team of golfers and get points based on how well they perform in various tournaments. Of course, unlike football you don’t need to choose a formation and have players of different positions. With the golf game, the players available are split into various pools.
My knowledge of current golfers is quite limited so this will serve as a way for me to increase my knowledge through a fun game. When I got back into golf last year I hadn’t intended to bother too much about following the pro tours but in the last couple of weeks I have found myself watching golf on Sky Sports and really quite enjoying it. So, when I saw the Fantasy Golf game on Twitter I thought “why not?”.
This is the first draft of my team:
I’m just hoping Tiger makes it to the Masters… The two Japanese guys I know nothing about but felt I should include some Japanese golfers in my team as I do have a soft spot for Japan.
Like the football version, once the season has commenced you can make transfers and adjust your team so if your initial selection isn’t doing it you can adjust.
The first event of the season is the Masters which is the weekend after next then there are events every week, both the PGA and European Tours are included. For the four major tournaments your players earn double points so it is worth spending some extra time and thought on these competitions.
You can find all the details about the Bunkered Fantasy Golf game here. It is just a matter of a few clicks to sign up and create your team. If you want to join my mini league you need to enter a 5 digit code at this page. The code is 3rpb6. I look forward to seeing you join!