Fantasy Golf

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!!

So, when I saw a Bunkered tweet about their Fantasy Golf game for the coming season, it seemed like a good way to keep some interest in the game when not playing as much as I might like.

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:

Rory McIlroy

Sergio Garcia

Patrick Reed

Phil Mickelson

Stephen Gallacher

Ian Poulter

Marc Warren

Tiger Woods

Shingo Katayama

Tomohiro Kondo

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!

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Fantasy Golf

  1. Calum Craig says:

    Right, definitley going to need to make a couple of changes – at least two of my team haven’t made the Masters field list…

    Like

  2. Calum Craig says:

    OK, updated team is:

    Rory McIlroy
    Sergio Garcia
    Patrick Reed
    Phil Mickelson
    Stephen Gallacher
    Ian Poulter
    Danny Willett
    Tiger Woods
    Sang-Moon Bae
    Matt Every

    Had to get rid of a Scotsman as, as far as I can find on the PGA website, Marc Warren hasn’t qualified…

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s