Format for Major League Footgolf 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), 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)! Both players may re-kick when using 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 or NFGA 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). Does not apply if both teams are using said balls.
Shoe: Any soccer or tennis 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. Safety note: indoor or flat bottom shoes increases 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. An example of a 9-hole match score 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 plus a participation point. A "Win" gives 3 points, "Draw" gives1 point, "Loss" gives 0 points, and 1 participation point for showing up. So the max for a win is 4 points, 2 points for a draw, 1 point for a loss, and 0 for a no-show/forfeit. The 2 teams with the most points at the end of the season, advance to a 1 match final to determine the Division Champion!
In league play through the regular season, ties are allowed just like most soccer leagues. If a tie in total points exists at the end of the season, the tie breaker is as follows in the order listed below:
1. Forfeit. (If a team forfeited any match, they are ranked at the bottom of teams tied)
2. Goals For. (Team with the higher "Goals For" is ranked higher)
3. Goal Differential. (If the "Goals For" is tied, then the team with the highest "G.D." is ranked higher)
Will your team enter history and be the MLFG Virtual 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. Matches 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, star for team logo, and name on the perpetual trophy, and major bragging rights!
$60 per player for a 2-person team ($120/team + green fees)
$90 per player for a 1-person team ($90/team + green fees)
League fee includes:
- Week 1 green fees (not transferrable to other weeks if no-show week 1)
- League t-shirt ($20 value)
- Chance at the $300 Divisional cash purse. (Sacramento division only)
- Standings, stats, and rankings listed online
- Chance at a free entry into the virtual MEGABOWL National Championship.
- And more.
Season to start the weekend of April 17th and 18th. Start date and time varies by Division.
For your team to be listed on the league t-shirt worn nationwide, the signup deadline is 4/4/21.
To get your shirt on time for the start of the season, you must be registered by 4/4/21. After that date shirt may be delayed.
Register with the link below. Your Division Manager will contact you to create a custom schedule. Deadline is 4/15/21.
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