There are plenty of tournaments out there, but not many allow you to play your favorite courses, compete with players around the world, and cost absolutely nothing. If you’re ready to test your skills, this could be the virtual event for you.
As Ty Webb famously said in Caddyshack when asked how he measures himself against other golfers …
And while that’s one way, we have a better suggestion.
Become a member of the MyGolfSpy Forum and post your scores in the (wait for it) … MyGolfSpy Virtual Championship Tour (VCT).
What is the MyGolfSpy Virtual Championship Tour?
It’s a weekly competition designed by the MyGolfSpy Forum staff to allow golfers of all skill levels around the world to post their 18-hole scores to our virtual leaderboard. As you can see on the maps below, VCT members are located throughout North America and in several countries around the globe.
Virtual Championship Tour Rules
Using the USGA handicapping system, all golfers, at all levels, from all parts of world can compete on a level playing field in the categories of:
- Low Net Score
- Low Gross Score
- Most Net Birdies
- Longest Drive
The VCT is an honor-based system in keeping with the respect and traditions of this great game of golf.
The rules are simple:
- All MyGolfSpy Forum members are eligible to participate. (Not yet a member? Click here to join for free!)
- You will need to provide your course handicap for the course you are playing (based on your handicap index, the course rating and course slope)
- Your 18-hole score for the round played
- That’s it!
Posting Scores to the VCT
The scoring template requires some additional information, allowing members to participate in the additional challenges (most net birdies, longest drive) and also allows for commentary and pictures of the round.
By entering your gross score, the number of gross strokes over par and your course handicap, the “Post Score” tool will calculate your net score and post it to the leaderboard.
Who Can Participate in the MyGolfSpy Virtual Championship Tour?
All skill levels are welcome to compete using your handicap index. Our current Virtual Tour Membership plays to course handicaps ranging from +2 to 36 – all competing for the lowest net score and other weekly competitions such as most net birdies and longest drive.
MyGolfSpy Forum members are encouraged to post as many rounds per week as they play and all scores appear on the leaderboard. When posting rounds, Forum members can also post pictures and comments about their day on the course and have discussions with the Forum community within the thread.
Weekly Awards and Special Events
Each week, the winners are highlighted in the tournament summary and profile badges are awarded, including the coveted MyGolfSpy Forum Member VCT black jacket for lowest net score.
Badges remain on the member profile for the following week until a new week of winners is announced and the torch is passed.
Weekly scores are also tracked as part of the year-long MyGolfSpy Forum Cup Points Race. The top points winner across the full season is awarded a special profile badge to wear proudly for the following year.
Additionally, special events throughout the year are announced through the VCT thread, such as individual challenges and team events (two-person net best ball and net match play, for example) which utilize your standard weekly rounds as part of a fun tournament running parallel to the weekly scoring.
The Virtual Championship Tour has been running for nearly a year at this point and has become a member favorite. So far 222 individual members have played a total of 2,587 rounds. That’s a lot of golf balls hit!
Become a Member of the Virtual Championship Tour
Want to join the MyGolfSpy Virtual Championship Tour?
Check out the links below to sign up today and learn more about the MyGolfSpy Forum and the Virtual Championship Tour.
Or reach out to MGS Forum Member VCT Commissioner Tim Root directly at [email protected] (Forum ID: Golfspy TCB).
See you on the MyGolfSpy Forum and on the MGS Forum Member VCT leaderboard!