After more feedback, and a feeling that using 18-hole tournaments is getting a bit stale, the mini-tour is going to test out multiplayer groups for the second event. In addition, it is the only way to have a competition on Bethpage at the moment.
Eligibility will be limited to those who are hitting from the yellow tees (i believe this is pro and master tiers).
New rule after looking at several posts here: Equipment must be starter clubs only. This should be fun. If everyone in the tournament has the tour starter club set, we can move up to those - I'll ask on the sign-up form.
I am going to limit this tournament to 12 players. No cut, and if there are more signups than places (10 people participated in tournament no 1) I will use qualifying school scores as stated in the tour rules.
Play will consist of four 9-hole rounds with a sudden death playoff if needed. Each round must be completed by the end of a WGT tournament week (24:00 Pacific time on Sunday) as I have a feeling that WGT is going to switch multiplayer from back 9 to front 9 at some point and they only do it on sunday nights as far as I can tell.
Round 1: WGT week 23
Round 2: WGT week 24
Round 3: WGT week 25
Round 4: WGT week 26
Playoff: WGT week 27
Rounds 1 and 2 will be played in threesomes assigned by myself to first keep players in the same time zone together and second to spread out players of different abilities through the groups. You will play in the same group in both rounds.
Rounds 3 and 4 will be played in pairs according to the current standings. I would like to devise a way to give the final pairings the advantage of knowing previous' pairings score in advance, suggestions welcome.
Sign-up form here
Sign-ups are closed Sunday at the end of the tournament week (24:00 Pacific time)