Figured we should move this to it’s own area…
My overall thought is to create a number of skill related activities that anyone can replicate and keep track of with an overall goal of encouraging people to improve while also hosting some friendly competition.
I’ve gone through some various iterations on both implementation and games in my head… figured I’d lay something out and we could figure out what would be both viable and fun.
Honestly, I think tracking for this could be as simple as a google document… just have people enter scores for the various games and let the database do the work… if you are good at building fancy versions of this, it won’t hurt my feelings.
As for games, I’m sure other people have a ton of different suggestions here… I think it makes sense to keep it to about 5-7 and cover as much as possible.
6-8 foot putts. Hit 10. Record how many you make. Ideally you would move locations.
20 footers. Hit 9 and record total putts to hole out.
Chipping ladder drill. Start just off the green, have a target 30 feet out. Hit first chip onto the green, next chip past that until you either go short or past the target.
I’m not sure a good 100 yard wedge drill… maybe the same ladder drill but start at 40 yards and end at 100?
Down range stuff I have less ideas… I’d have to dig back into my books. If anyone has one they really like, the only goal is something that is repeatable, produces some sort of score and can be done quickly.
The overall goal would be to have people put in scores every month and we could track progress, build data sets about what correlates to handicap and generally talk shit.
If people participated, I think it would generate value for them (as they had measurable goals to work towards) and be an interesting study into how to improve certain skills (and then see if those skills translate to on course improvement).
That’s my take on a friendly competitive skill driven contest… maybe I went overboard.