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Setting Up Leagues for More than 2 players per Team

When speaking of leagues with more than 2 players per team, this article refers to leagues who have more than 2 players playing at the same time for the team.  Some leagues run 2-player teams, but have more than 2 players rotate in and out on the team each week. This article is NOT about that. For leagues who rotate multiple players in and out of a 2-person team each week, see this help video on how to do that.

You can use Golf League Tracker to keep track of your league which has more than 2 players per team. However there are two aspects to the system which cannot be automated at this time:

  • You must set your schedule manually each week
  • You must keep track of total team points and standings outside of the system

Real Life Example

Take a common scenario of a 9 hole league, 4 players per team, 8 teams (32 players total), with an A, B, C, and D flighted player. Each team plays against another team each week, match play, where the player of each flight plays against their corresponding opponent (A vs A, B vs B, etc.). Each match is 1 point per hole, and 1 point for low net score, for a possible 10 points for each individual match, which is a possible 40 points for each team.

To configure your league for such a setup, you would:

  • Sign up to Golf League Tracker as an "Individual Player" league
  • Use the "League Group" option and create a group for each team on your league
  • Set up your league as you normally would in Golf League Tracker, and assign each player to their appropriate League Group

Weekly Tasks

When it comes time to play, it's up to the league administrator to set their schedule for the week and assign the match ups. Golf League Tracker cannot do this automatically for leagues with more than 2 players per team.

Once the schedule is entered, you would play as normal, enter the scores, record points, and that will give you points for each match. 

You then would have to export the total points report for the individuals to come up with a team total, usually in an Excel sheet.

Reporting the Totals

Golf League Tracker has a "League Links" widget which can be displayed on the home page of your league, in which you can add any weblinks. A common approach is to save your Excel file into a file sharing site such as Drop Box, Google Drive, or Microsoft OneDrive. These sharing systems allow you to create a link to your file, which you can then add to Golf League Tracker.

The advantage of this method is that to do an update, all you need to do is update your Excel sheet. The link to the file doesn't change, and you don't have to upload any information to any system in order to update your file.

Please contact support if you need guidance in setting up your league for more than 2-players per team.