X-Golf Avonhead’s successful X-League series is returning for its second season on August 1.
The tournament is held over six weeks, starting with a round robin style format, followed by two weeks of finals. All you have to do is get three mates together, give yourselves a team name and then let rip! Every Monday night, nine holes of golf, beer and banter, on the world’s most accurate golf simulators.
With an entry fee of $200 per team, players can enjoy up to 63 holes for $66.66 per person. You don’t need to be a pro golfer to enjoy what X-League has to offer. In fact, you don’t need an official NZGA handicap when entering. Handicaps are worked out on a three game rolling average, where after each round we work out what your handicap will be for the next game.
A recap of the first X-League series:
We were treated to some nail-biting drama during the six rounds. It was surprising how the handicaps played a HUGE factor in the results. A lot of the matches came down to the wire, and only a couple of shots separated a winner.
A highlight from the series was a sublime -8 from Templeton Club pro John Bae. While his team didn’t progress into the finals, it was wonderful seeing the team of professionals take part.
Heading into the final round robin event, the top four placings were all up for grabs. The biggest turn around in the season was highlighted when the bottom two teams ended up first and second! Two big swings ensured the tables were turned, which set-up the ultimate finals.
After a walk-through semi-finals, the final match was competed between ‘O for Awesome’ and ‘Easy As’. The games were neck-and-neck all the way through and a couple of exceptional shots sealed two early wins.
It was down to the last match to decide the fate of the final – and what a way to finish! After 18 holes both Jonny Stieller and Craig Scott were tied, ensuring a three-hole playoff.
Johnny’s dead aim ensured a win and the first team to claim the X-League Trophy. In doing so they also won a generous prize package at the prestigious Peppers Clearwater Resort, including; accommodation, meals and a round of golf with cart hire!!
The coming X-League season is set to be a thriller! All that remains to been seen is who will be the next one to step-up and sink that clutch putt and live on forever in X-League infamy???