Format is Head-to-Head like any regular soccer league. Each week, teams within a local division will be matched up against each other and earn a Win, Loss, or Draw. Each match will be played over a 9 hole round (about 1 hour). Teams will play each other 1 or 2 times depending on division size and have a playoff round.
Players can play as a 1 person or 2 person team. A 2 person team has an advantage by playing as a 2-person scramble and has a lower cost per person. At least 1 player from each team is needed to play a match. Teams can be made of any gender combination as all teams tee off from the same location.
Scramble format involves 2-person teams where each player on the team hits a tee shot (kick), and then the players decide which shot they like better. The two players then play from that spot. The person who's shot was not taken picks up their ball and moves it to within one ball length of the selected spot.
To encourage co-ed play, a co-ed team or team with at least 1 female will be given 1 optional mulligan (do-over kick) for each match. Everyone still tees off from the same location as decided by our female players! Either player on the team may use the mulligan. Note: winners of our first 2 local leagues and 1 tournament were co-ed squads without using a mulligan!
Ball: Use of any FIFA approved outdoor soccer ball is allowed. Ball size used must be in accordance with age group or older. If using a Jabulani or Speed Cell ball, that team starts each match, -2. point/hole behind (other team has a 2 point/hole head start).
Shoe: Any soccer shoe by a major manufacturer is allowed with the exception of out door cleats as mandated by the golf courses. ideal boot is a turf shoe with small nubs. Indoor or flat bottom shoes increased your chance of slipping.
The team that sinks each hole with the fewest strokes wins the hole. Each hole is either won, lost, or tied by each team. Strokes are reset for each hole. The team who wins the most holes, wins the match. A 9-hole match score example is 4-2, where team A won 4 holes, team B won 2 holes, and 3 holes were tied
Scoring is similar to soccer league, table style scoring. A "Win" is worth 3 points, "Draw" worth 1 point, and a "Loss" worth 0 points. The 2 teams with the most points at the end of the season, advance to a 1 match final to determine the Division Champion!
Will your team enter history and be the first ever MLFG Megabowl National Champion?!
With Covid and travel restrictions the National Championship will be played "virtually" (extreme social distancing). On the same day, each Division champion will play a round of 18 at their local home course "against" each other. Match will be monitored by the Division Manager and the team with the fewest amount of strokes wins the 2021 MEGABOWL, diamond studded watches ($400+ value), Champions caps, and on the wall of Champions.
Early Bird (by 2/14/21):
$79 per player for a 2-person team ($158/team + green fees)
$139 per player for a 1-person team ($139/team + green fees)
After Early Bird:
$89 per player for a 2-person team ($178/team + green fees)
$149 per player for a 1-person team ($149/team + green fees)
League fee includes:
- League t-shirt or other swag per player ($20 value)
- Chance at the $300 Divisional cash purse.
- Chance at the MEGABOWL National Championship Diamond studded watches! ($400 value)
For your team to be listed on the league t-shirt worn nationwide, the signup deadline is March 28th 2021 (3/21/21). (May not apply if replaced by alternate swag)
Register with the link below. Your Division Manager will contact you to create a custom schedule.
Full refund if division is cancelled. Deadline is April 13th, 2021. (4/13/21).
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