As you can most likely think of, there are a few bona fida golf geeks here in the YGT Office which can be found in quite convenient when you fancy having a flutter on the PGA Tour!
We aim to run a weekly function on our 19th Hole Blog covering who we believe will win or succeed at the events in question and with an exciting brand-new partnership with DraftKings, we’re going to offer these features a little a shock moving forward.
We’ll bring you individuals more interesting and entertaining material, pointers and hints, along with the opportunity, with any luck, for you guys to win some cold, tough money along the method!
WHAT IS DRAFTKINGS? DraftKings began life back in 2012 and the first ever daily fantasy contest they provided was an individually competition on the opening day of the Major League Baseball season. The idea has actually mushroomed from there to consist of 11 sports that including naturally GOLF!!
As a principle, everyday dream sports provides enthusiasts the opportunity to choose an entirely new team every week and prove that they are better than their friends on more than just a season long basis.
Whilst day-to-day fantasy golf is a brave new world, it’s not totally different to the season-long video games associated with other sports that have been the standard for so long. At its the majority of basic level, you get $50,000 spending plan to choose a squad of six golfers who you believe are best suited to do well from week to week.
Golf enthusiasts score points for all elements of their performance. Your 6 men will acquire dream points for everything from the quantity of eagles they get to the competitions they win.
Once you’ve selected your lineup, it’s time to go into a contest with your team. Contests can be public or private and there’s a choice of either head-to-head or competitors.
Public competitions have the largest reward pools and come in a number of guises. Surefire reward pool (GPP) contests pay out a set quantity regardless of whether they fill whereas non-guaranteed prize swimming pool contests have to fill in order to go on.
PRIZE POTS UP TO $4,000,000!
50/50 contests pay the leading 50 % of gamers and Steps contests enable you to win tickets to play in contests even more up the ladder that pay out more money. Private contests can be established to compete versus your good friends and the creator can choose just how much the buy-in is and the number of places are paid. Head-to-head contests are self explanatory and the technique used in regards to gamer option will differ depending on the nature of the contest.
When you’ve picked a group and went into a contest, it’s time to kick back and see how your people get on. They ll be scoring points for you all weekend after all!
The best way to see how everything works of course is to sign up and give it a fracture and with The Masters simply around the corner, there s never ever been a better time to begin!

Ko, Park head top-flight field for year's first major

World number one Lydia Ko said she was anticipating a less demanding major at today's ANA Inspiration after protecting her maiden significant title at last year's Evian Championship.
"I'm simply going to take a look at it as any other four-day occasion and just have fun out there and ideally play some good golf," Ko informed reporters ahead of Thursday's opening round of the very first significant women's championship of 2016.
Ko could effectively be to be in the hunt for her second successive major crown as she is coming off a win at last week's Kia Classic to go along with a pair of runner-up finishes and a tie for third in five tournaments played this year.
The 18-year-old New Zealander rose to the event at last year's Evian Championship at Evian-Les-Bains, France, in her final chance to exceed Morgan Pressel as youngest woman to win a major.
"Going into Evian I believe was one of the most pressure. It was the last event, the last time I might perhaps break Morgan's record," she stated, adding with relief, "It's all behind us.".
The top 19 ranked gamers in the world are in the field at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California.
World second Park In-bee, the 2013 winner at Mission Hills, is likewise coming off a gratifying season.
Park claimed the Vare Trophy for scoring average, won her seventh significant with victory in the Women's British Open to finish a profession grand slam and received the Hall of Fame.
"I'm truly happy with exactly what I attained in 2014 just because those are the things that I intended on doing in 2014 and dreamed of doing in 2014," the former world number one said on Wednesday.
"So I've done what I've required to do. I was very pleased with the result.".
Now comes a six-month stretch that includes 5 majors, the Rio Olympics and the International Crown.
"This year's definitely going to be a very historic year and a very special year for women's golf," said Park.
"There are a huge 7 competitions that are kind of in my mind and in a great deal of the girls' minds. I think it's going to be an extremely fascinating year.".

Calling Senior Sports People!

Registration is now open for the 2016 California Senior Games Championships, a series of competitive sporting occasions for professional athletes ages 50 and older from May 27 to June 26.
The California Senior Games Championships are qualifying events for the biennial National Senior Games that be will kept in June 2017 in Birmingham, Alabama.
There is no limitation to exactly what today’s mature men and women can accomplish, said Cynthia Rosedale, vice chair of the California Senior Games Association. From their 50s to their 90s, these remarkable professional athletes achieve their personal best and show that exercise is the key to a long, delighted and healthy life.
Occasions include archery, badminton, basketball, billiards, bowling, cycling, disc golf, enjoyable walk, golf, horseshoes, lawn bowling, pickleball, power lifting, power walking, push-ups, race walk, racquetball, roadway race, shuffleboard, soccer, softball, stamina difficulty, swimming, table tennis, tennis, track and field, and volleyball.
Due dates and entry charges vary for the competitions in nearly 30 classifications at 24 venues in Los Angeles and Ventura counties.
To sign up and for more details see pasadenaseniorcenter.org or call 626.685.6724.
Volunteers are required.