Golf League FAQS
When do new leagues start?
New leagues start roughly every two months. We accept entries on a first come, first served basis. The leagues fill up fairly quickly, so please sign up soon if you’re interested. The leagues currently available for sign-up are posted on our site.
How do I sign up?
The easiest way to sign up is through our website, but you’re also welcome to email us at email@example.com and we’ll get you sorted. A $250 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your entry. The remainder of the league fees are due 7 days before the first match.
The next league is full. Can I sign up for a future league and secure my entry?
Yes. We plan a few leagues into the future, so feel free to reserve your spot for any of the future leagues available on our site or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
How many people play each week?
Four players from each team play each week.
Do I play in the same simulator as my team?
Sometimes. This varies depending on the format. You will either play the entire night with your teammates, or break up in some type of 2 v. 2 competition against the team you are playing.
What are the formats?
The formats range from 4-person scrambles to 2 v. 2 alternating shot. We have stroke play formats as well as match play - we try to keep it fresh and exciting, with different formats each week.
Am I playing against another team?
Depending on the format of any given week, your team may be playing against anywhere between 1 -5 teams.
How many players are on each team?
There is no hard cap on the number of players. Four players need to play each week, but we’ve had teams do everything from rotating 8 players to bringing the same 4 players each week.
Which tees do we play from?
For the regular season, the standard tee is the blue/pro tee. Ladies play from the forward tees.
What’s the deal with putting - do we putt every hole out?
We use a 10 foot “gimme” for everyone. Once you get your shot inside of 10 feet, whether it is a putt or a shot from the tee, the next shot is assumed “good” and you’re done with the hole. Putting certainly takes some getting used to, but everyone has to deal with the same quirkiness of putting on a simulator.
Is it handicap-adjusted?
No. We currently offer just this one league.
What happens if the sim crashes mid round?
Sigh. The sims are computers after all. Every once in awhile (especially on lob shots) the sims run into issues. More often than not, we re-start the simulator and you team continues without missing a beat. We use pen and paper scorecards just in case your round is lost entirely.
What if only 2 or 3 players show up?
Depending on the format, the commissioner will make a decision. We lean towards competition and fun, so we’ll try to make it work. Don’t expect a free point if not all of your opponents show up.
What happens if there is a sim mis-read?
We’re on the honor system. The sims are accurate 99.9% of the time, but sometimes there is an obvious error. If there is an obvious system error, use a mulligan and re-hit the shot. If you’re on the fence with what to do, ask one of our staff. Otherwise, there are NO MULLIGANS ALLOWED!
What if our team can’t make our match?
We really try to avoid rescheduling. We’re extremely flexible regarding reserves and substitutes and if you’re struggling to find players for a certain week, we’ll try to help you out (let us know early if possible). While we’ll try to accommodate a re-schedule request, we can’t promise that we’ll be able to do this. Also, depending on the day and time, we’ll probably need to charge for the hours used for the makeup.
We’re tied at the end of the match. What’s the tiebreaker?
There are no ties or half points! The tiebreaker will be a nail-biting closest to the pin competition. Each player from each team will hit a tee shot on a par 3 hole. The player with the single closest shot wins the point for his or her team.
We’re tied for one of the four spots in the finals. What’s the tiebreaker?
The last week of the regular season will offer a format where the lowest score of that night will be the tiebreaker. If it’s still tied with another team after that, we’re flipping a coin or drawing straws!
What if our team is late?
Most of the formats take less than 2 hours to complete, so we usually allot the first 15 minutes or so to warm-ups. If you’re later than that, you may lose a few holes or be scored a double bogey for the holes you don’t finish.
Who settles disputes?
So far, so good. But, if there is the rare disputes between teams, the Five Iron staff is the judge and jury.
What is the level of competition?
While the league can become competitive at times, we encourage golfers of all levels to take part in the league. Based on our limited experience, everyone from a 5 handicap to someone who doesn't know what a handicap is has had fun. We do recommend at least a basic understanding of the game and how to work your way around a golf course to maximize your enjoyment. If you’re on the fence, give us a call and we’ll help you decide.
Are there awesome weekly prizes?
Yes. Each week features some type of fun perk, whether it’s a closest to the pin contest or longest drive. The winner receives some type of prize, ranging from Five Iron gear to free beer and food.
How many teams make the championship?
Four teams make the finals. We play the semi-final, 3rd-place match, and final all in one night.
Is there an awesome finals watch party?
Yes. Everyone who participated in the league is welcome to come and watch the league finals. As a league-end party and a thank you to everyone for joining, there are usually beer and food specials and a bit of a party atmosphere.
Are clubs provided?
Yes. We have brand new, top of the line clubs. We have a variety of iron shaft options, including stiff, ladies', and lefty clubs. For drivers, we offer a variety of the latest season’s options. All of the clubs are free and included in your league fee. Feel free to bring your own clubs as well!
Are there real balls?
Yes, we have everything from Pro V1 to distance and feel balls.
Are there awesome weekly beer and food specials?
So we’ve heard...
Can we request a certain day or time slot before the league starts?
Yes. We can’t promise that we’ll be able to accommodate your requests, but we generally do a good job. If you prefer the 9-11 time slot, just let us know. If you prefer Mondays over another day of the week, we’ll try to get you in on most Mondays.
When can I use my prize?
Simulator time that is won during the league is subject to local holiday and golf event restrictions, this also applying for any event space prizes.