Welcome to Buddygolf 2.0

BuddyGolf is an addictive golf prediction game, played every week and based on PGA Tour events.
In our latest version, you are able to play in a free and/or fee-based weekly game, competing against players for weekly prizes as well as an Order of Merit.
The Buddygolf App is available for download on both the App Store and the Google Play Store.
Wait for your weekly (generally on a Tuesday) notification confirming that the tournament is ready for your selections.
Select your 12 players before selections close (generally a few minutes before the start of the tournament).
Enjoy the golf more and become addicted like the rest of us.

How the game works

Cost to play

Amateur (Green) Game – FREE

May choose maximum one team

Professional (Blue) Game – R250/R500

May select as many teams as you would like @
R250 per team selected for non-Majors
R500 per team selected for the four Majors

Select players

You select 12 players from the field. You can change these selections up until the tournament starts, whereafter no changes are possible.

Points

Positive or negative points are allocated to each golfer based on their finishing positions at the end of the tournament but your relative position will be visible throughout the tournament.

Points are allocated to golfers as follows:

Winner

20 Points

2nd Place

15 Points

3rd Place

13 Points

4th Place

10 Points

5th Place

9 Points

6th Place

8 Points

7th Place

7 Points

8th Place

6 Points

9th Place

5 Points

10th Place

4 Points

Pos 11-15

(and ties)

3 Points

Pos 16-20

(and ties)

2 Points

Pos 21-30

(and ties)

1 Point

Any other player making cut (outside top 30)

0 Points

Players ranked 51+ in the world will receive double points

Players ranked 51+ in the world will receive double points for all above point allocations so that you have an incentive to also pick players outside the top 50 in the world and think more carefully about your selections.

If there are ties for positions 2-9, we will add up the points for all those positions and allocate them evenly to each player. Any players outside the top 50 in the world will then be allocated double those points. For example, if three golfers finish tied for second place, the calculation will be as follows (15+13+10)/3 = 12.67 points. If one of these three players is outside the top 50 in the world, this result will be doubled, therefore this player will receive 12.67*2 = 25.33 points.

Negative points will be allocated as follows:

If a player you selected misses the cut, negative points will be allocated as follows:
If the player is ranked inside the top 10 in World Golf Rankings = Negative 6 points
If the player is ranked 11-50 (inclusive) in the World Golf Rankings = Negative 3 points
If ranked 51 or worse in the World Golf Rankings = Negative 1 point

Player withdrawing or being disqualified:
If you have selected a player who withdraws before the tournament begins, you will receive 0 points for his selection.

If a player you have selected is disqualified or withdraws after the start of the tournament but before the start of round 3, you will receive the same negative points as he would have received had he missed the cut.

If a player you have selected makes the cut and withdraws or is disqualified he will receive 0 points.

Order of Merit:

For those who want to show off their skills over a longer period, an Order of Merit is available for you to play. There are four in a year and will run for roughly 3 months each with total points accumulated per tournament accumulating towards your Order of Merit total.

Winner of the Order of Merit = 60% of Order of Merit pot.
2nd Place in Order of Merit = 20% of Order of Merit pot.
3rd Place in Order of Merit = 15% Order of Merit pot.
4th Place in Order of Merit = 5% Order of Merit pot.

Tournaments applying to the third Order of Merit of the year are:

Date Buddygolf Tournament Points Allocation
Jun 28 - July 1 Quicken Loans National (PGA Tour) Normal Points Allocation
July 5 - 8 A Military Tribute at the Greenbrier (PGA Tour) Normal Points Allocation
July 12 - 15 Scottish Open (European Tour) Normal Points Allocation
July 19 - 22 The Open Championship (Both Tours) Double Points Allocation
July 26 - 29 RBC Canadian Open (PGA Tour) Normal Points Allocation
August 2 - 5 WGC Bridgestone Invitational (PGA Tour) Double Points Allocation
August 9 - 12 PGA Championship (Both Tours) Double Points Allocation
August 16 - 19 Wyndham Championship (PGA Tour) Normal Points Allocation
August 23 - 26 The Northern Trust (PGA Tour) Normal Points Allocation

Buddygolf Winnings:

This is a social sports prediction game where 100% of takings are returned to the winners each week. As a result, in order to participate each week, payment is required upfront.

Please also note that should payment not be received before the start of a tournament then your name will be deleted from the tournament automatically.

The weekly pot is paid out to winners as follows:
1st place = 65%
2nd place = 25%
3rd place = 10%

Download the Buddygolf app now!

We look forward to you getting addicted to playing Buddygolf.