Longtime lurker, first time poster.
TL;DR here is that my buddies and I have been building out a custom fantasy golf league over the past few years, we’re doing an Auction Draft for the first time this week, and I’m looking for some knowledgeable editors to review my work before draft time.
THE LONG VERSION…
Back in 2019, one of my friends put together a weekly fantasy golf pick’em league. It started out very basic – five of us each picked five golfers each week, and earned points based on where they finished the tournament.
The format has evolved significantly over the past few years – we tried the PGA Tour app’s fantasy golf feature for a year and hated it, so we went back to manual scoring. In 2020 we added two more guys, and in '21 we implemented a draft for the majors so we couldn’t have duplicate picks. Last year we expanded the draft for the whole year, added keepers, and tinkered with the scoring.
At its core, this fantasy golf thing has been a really cool way to stay in touch with a handful of friends, talk about golf, and have some light-hearted fun. One of the guys in the league works in collegiate athletics, so there’s no money on the line – we’re not trying to get him in trouble with the NCAA – but that hasn’t stopped me from taking it wayyyyyyy too seriously.
This year we’ve overhauled the scoring, scrapped the keepers, and introduced an auction-style draft. There are seven of us, we each get eight golfers on our team, and five active golfers each week.
I’m a teacher, and spent most of my Christmas break getting deep in the weeds on #data. I used a bunch of different criteria, read a bunch, listened to several pods, and created a composite ranking of 93 golfers. I tried to sort them into tiers and assigned dollar values (with a $100 “payroll”) for the draft, which is this Thursday.
Basically… I’m wondering if y’all can give me any feedback on my process. And also wondering, a little bit, whether I have a problem. I figured this was the place for all of that.
Here’s the link to my Google sheet:
Fantasy Golf Stuff
(Fully have no idea if posting links to spreadsheets is kosher around here or not, hope I don’t get flagged and promise that’s not a phishing scam!)