TTF Golf League was formed in 2007 by a group of 7 guys in Phoenix that needed an outlet to get out and play golf (i.e., excuse to getaway from their girlfriends/wives) on a regular basis. We found that many of the opportunities to play in a golf league were restricted by either playing the same course over and over again (what fun is that?), were too demanding (every weekend for 52 weeks), everyone thought they were the next PGA Star, or so big that you had no camaraderie with the guys that you were playing in tournaments with.
Our goal was simple: create a competitive and fun golf league that made sense for the majority of golfers. Our aim is to give golfers a place to compete socially; to make connections with golfing peers that they enjoy playing with (during league events as well as socially outside of League outings), and make golf enjoyable again for the avid golfer.
We took all of the best parts of country club and local public course memberships, left out the junk, and added our own touch. We hope you agree!
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Members of TTF are golfers who are looking to get out with their friends and fellow golfers on a monthly basis to play competitive golf and have fun! Requirements are simple: A passion for the game, commitment to play once a month with the group, and an understanding of the rules of golf and proper course etiquette.
TTF provides golfers the ability to play competitive golf at a different course each month without the restrictions of a membership at a specific course. We strive to play a different course within your region each event, with a year-end tournament provided to members at the end of the season. Players will be given statistics-tracking capabilities to improve their game, an Official USGA Handicap Card, and many more great benefits.
TTF plays a different course each event (space permitting), and has no commitments to any one specific course. Courses are selected in varying locations across your region that you participate in. Courses are selected in varying locations across your region that you participate in.
Leagues typically start in the spring and end in the fall. A normal league schedule has 10 events throughout the year. We typically play the 2nd or 4th Saturday each month; click on the Events page for a listing of Event dates and locations.
Members pay into a league community pot at the start of the season. Entry fees go towards league costs, prizes for top season-long performers, and annual tournament costs (gift cards, golf balls, trophies, etc). Payments for greens fees are separate from league dues. Points are accumulated on a per-event basis, with typically one half earned through participating and the other half on the chosen competition for that event. A majority of our events are Low-Net competitions against members with similar handicaps. League shirts are provided at time of paid registration.
If you have any questions or would like to sign up, feel free to reach out to us via the contact form on our website.
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For each League event that a member participates in, they will receive 50 pts. The League encourages participation first and foremost, and this is the easiest way to earn points. Our mid-season tournaments are worth 100 participation points.
Each League event will also award competition points based on the designated competition for that outing. For Flighted events, players will only compete against players in their Flight. Flights will generally split so that there are an even number of players for each flight, ideally so that you are competing against players of similar ability. We try to keep the flights at a minimum of 10 players and a maximum of 25.
Competitions are set by the League and can vary in nature and scope. The majority of events are typically based on Gross and Net Scores by the individual player. Other competitions vary, and can include team best-ball, match play, etc. Information regarding that event's competition is always posted weeks prior to the event.
Players accumulate points throughout the season through participation and competitions. The player leading his respective Flight at the end of the year will earn the right to be a Team Captain in the Match Play Championship. Team Captains will draft out of the pool of other players who are playing in that event, and build their teams pick-by-pick. Captains will then decide who gets to play whom in a head-to-head Match Play format. The team that has the best winning record among all matches will receive prizes, and the winning Captain from that team will win the Grand Prize and be deemed Club Champion.
Additionally, all members will have the chance to redeem their points for raffle tickets. Each 10 points accumulated throughout the season will be redeemed for 1 raffle ticket. (if you have 650 points at year end, you will get 65 raffle tickets). Simple enough math right? At the league Tournament, there will be multiple prizes that will be given away in separate drawings. Members will get to choose which drawings they want to put their raffle tickets into for a chance to win.
A member could choose to put all 65 tickets (in the example above) into one raffle if that was a prize that they really wanted, or they could spread their tickets out amongst all the prizes to give them a chance to win multiple prizes.Obviously the more points you collect throughout the season, the better odds you will have of winning prizes.
If a member does not participate in the league Championship or email the league to redeem their points, then the points will expire and you will not be entered into any of the drawings. Basically, you have to be lazy to not get your name in the raffle in some fashion, as there will be multiple emails sent out to remind you.
Any questions, as always, reach out to your League Officials.
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Each year, the League determines which courses we will play based on prior year's experiences, accommodations, pricing, and location. There are always a few "member favourites" that we continue returning to, but we always keep an eye out for new locations that allow our members to get to experience lots of different golf courses in their area.
Once an event is officially booked with the Golf Course, registration is open and released to the members on our website. Each event for the season is listed on our website with all of the necessary information. Members can register as early as they would like for an event, and members are considered registered upon payment to the league for that outing. All payments must be made through our League payment center. We always try to book as many spots as possible for our league at an event based on membership numbers, however spots are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis, so it is important that you register early for the events that you wish to play in. We try to accommodate everyone and hold as many spots as possible, but depending on availability, spots may be limited and are not guaranteed. Those who wait until the last minute are the ones who miss out.
Event prices vary from course to course, and are based on various factors. The event cost is an all-inclusive rate, and includes green fees, skins, prize funds, and taxes. Additional items that are included with your entry fee (power carts, discounted food, etc) are always listed in the event details on the website. If range balls and power carts are not included as part of the event cost, members may pay for these additional items in the Pro Shop after registering with the League Officials.
Overall, we do a pretty good job of getting our members the best rate possible, and is one of the top benefits of our League.
Following each event, prizes are given out in proportion to the number of players that participate. Prizes vary week to week, but generally include: cash, League credits (not the same as League points), apparel, golf balls, gift cards, Pro Shop merchandise, and other giveaways as we deem appropriate. The prize fund is built into your event cost when you pay for an event.
Guaranteed prizes are normally given out for top performers in each Flight, as well as Closest to the Pin (which is Flighted). Additional prizes can be won as well, based on what kind of competition is being played that day.
The league will have a check-in/registration table set up 1 hour prior to the first tee time of the event (2 hours for Shotgun events). It is the player's responsibility to check in upon arrival to ensure they are accounted for. Players will be given all necessary information for that days event (KP holes, overview of the competition, tees they will be playing from, etc.), and any info for cart assignment, range tokens, etc. It is important that if a Player has any questions regarding anything for that event, it is important they ask a League Officer prior to leaving the registration table.
Members are required to have someone in their group other than themselves keep their score. Coordinate within your foursome as to who is going to keep whom's score. A single scorecard as agreed upon by all players in that group can be submitted to scoring as long as all players sign that the scorecard is correct. It is the player's responsibility amongst themselves to settle any scoring disagreements prior to turning their card in.
The league will post scores of all players as soon as possible after the event on large score sheets, normally located in the clubhouse, bar, or Pro Shop. Prizes and Skins are distributed once all players from a Flight have finished and league officials have tallied up the winners. Skins will be paid in cash to those who are still present, otherwise the winning Skins will be converted into a League Credit for use in any league function.
Part of the fun of the league is grabbing a bite/drink after the round with the fellow members of the League, and we strongly encourage it. After all, golf is supposed to be fun, and part of that is knowing the guys you have to spend 4-5 hrs with on any given Saturday. The post round get-togethers allows you time to get to know the other guys, embellish about that 350 yd drive you hit, and try to laugh about your putter being run over by a guest (sorry Chuck, had to take a dig at you on that one).
After the round, league officials will post your scores online in our software for you, and will update the points standings as well. All scores are final upon completion of the event.
We encourage members to bring friends out to events with us. It is a good way for them to participate in the league, meet other members, and give them a general feel as what our league is like. Guests will be allowed to compete in the contests for that event (Closest to Pin for example), but will not be eligible to earn points or win competition prizes. If they end up joining the league after the event, participation points for the event they played in as a guest will be counted. members in the league will have first priority in tee time availability. Guests are limited to playing in one event before we ask that they become a member and pay league dues like everyone else. Guest scores are entered in our database, so it is important that they play within the Rules of Golf as well.
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Almost all of our events use a handicapping system as implemented by the USGA. We require players to post all scores, including those outside of League events. The League Officers will submit scores from the league events for you after the event to save time and provide accuracy. Since our league provides official USGA handicaps, it is important that every score that you post is accurate and adheres to the rules of golf. Our events are played as such, and therefore it is important that your handicap is accurate to make the competitions as fair as possible for everyone.
Upon completion of registration and approval, new members will be asked to submit scores to the Handicap Chairman of the League. Scores may be imported from GHIN, personal scorekeeping, or other means. If a member has 5 or more scores submitted, then they will be issued a Handicap Index using those scores.
The Handicapping Chairman will use a your "past scores" or average, and determine a starting "Unofficial Handicap" that you will use for the League. We err on the side of computing a lower Unofficial Handicap for a player to keep competitions fair for players that have an established Handicap. Once you have posted 5 rounds of any kind, your Unofficial Handicap will be replaced by an official USGA Handicap. Keep in mind that a Handicap Index is not intended to be your average score when you go play golf, but to reflect your best possible score given your playing ability. If you consistently shoot better than your Handicap Index, then it is probably not a true representation of what your ability is. We monitor all Handicaps prior to and following an event and adjust as necessary, ideally keeping "sandbagging" to a minimum.
To be eligible to play in the league Championship at the end of the year, you must have a legitimate Handicap. This means that you must have at least 5 rounds posted in our database prior to this event. For any questions regarding Handicaps, please contact your League Officers.
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