Let It Ride Rules

 

Basic Rules

Pick 3 golfers for each week's professional golf tournament. A golfer can only be used 2-10 times throughout the course of the season. This is configurable for each league. More...
Points are awarded based on how much money each selected golfer wins in each tournament. More...
Select an alternate golfer in case one of your picks is a NO SHOW. More...
Your league picks the desired tournaments for your season. Each season can be broken into multiple segments to keep things interesting for everyone throughout the season. More...
League commissioners can setup weekly, segment, and season prizes for top performers. See details below for even more prize options. More...
About 5-10 minutes every each week to pick your 3 starting golfers (and alternate).

Detailed Rules

Objective
The goal of the challenge is to accrue the most earnings by selecting PGA golfers to compete for you over a season of tournaments. Each week you will select 3 golfers who will compete as part of your team. The total winnings accrued by the 3 golfers in your lineup at the END of each tournament will be added to your total season winnings. Total season winnings are used to determine the season winners.

In addition to the season competition, there can be separate segment competitions. For example, a 24-week season could be composed of four tournaments in each segment. Segment 1 is weeks 1-4, Segment 2 is weeks 5-8, and so on. During each segment, each team will accrue winnings and the top teams in each segment can be awarded prizes.
Scoring System
You may only use a golfer 2-10 times* during the season. This is configureable for you league. Once you have reach the golfer usage limit, you may not use him for the rest of the season.

You must submit your 3 starting golfers through the website prior to first round play beginning each Thursday. The weekly lineup page contains the lineup deadline which is usually the same as the first tee time. Upon submitting your lineup, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with your starting lineup.
Alternate Pick / No Shows
Each week an alternate golfer can be picked in case a starting golfer is a first round NO SHOW:
Did Not Start (DNS)
Disqualified (DQ)
Withdrawn (WD)
In the rare case a golfer is started and withdraws prior to teeing off or NEVER plays in the tournament, he will not be charged a usage. This is known as a Did Not Start (DNS). Leagues can also choose to use an alternate pick for golfers who withdraw (WD) or get disqualified (DQ) in first round. If a golfer completes the first round (i.e. posts a score for 18 holes) and then the WD/DQ occurs, the alternate pick does not apply. If any of the NO SHOW situations above occur for a tournament and you have selected an alternate golfer, your lineup will be automatically updated between the 1st and 2nd rounds. You will receive a system generated email notifying you of the lineup change.
Season Duration
Let It Ride contests start at various times throughout the first 4 months of the calendar year. Typical leagues are 12-37 consecutive PGA tournaments with segments of 4-6 weeks (also configurable). Leagues of longer duration should allow each golfer to be used the maximum 4 times.
Prizes
League commissioners can setup weekly, segment, and season prizes for top performers. Optional prizes for the following can also be configured:
  • Highest score in all 4 Majors tournaments (with option to include TPC as 5th major).
  • Start of season streak, anytime streak, most cuts made.
  • Highest score without picking a tournament winner for entire season (or fewest winners).
  • Skins prize for any team that gets the solo high score for a given week.
  • Best Ball contest for leagues wanting to pair up teams for additional side competition.