Golf Group Combinations Optimized
Hundreds of amateur and professional leagues and tournaments from all courses of life (men's, ladies, seniors, mixed and juniors) are using Probable Golf Optimized Golf Group Generator because it is easy to use, very affordable and a tremendous time-saver.
Consider a regular group of players at a club. Justin says, "I've played with Adam 3 of the last 5 times yet have never played with Rory. Yet, I've never played with Sergio or Jason! Something is not right."
If the players are arranged properly, the above should not happen. The group arrangements I have developed are optimized to reduce the number of repeats and ensures each player plays with each other player at least once (as long as there are enough rounds played).
Here's an example of a group of 12 Golfers playing multiple rounds together.
You'll notice that in 3 rounds, most players play with each other player once. A few don't and a few play with others twice.
The pairings above are optimized with the most players playing with each other at least once and no 3-peats. Add a 4th round and one attempts to avoid 3-peats and reduce the number of zero matches between players.
Feel free to use the optimized pairings above. Or, you can purchase a spreadsheet in which you simply type in the 12 names, the the sheet will organize the players into groups that are optimized.
For 12 Golfers
|Each spreadsheet includes:
1. Player Name Input Sheet (click here to see a sample)
2. Pairings Sheet which sorts the players into foursomes that minimize the number of repeats (click here to see a sample).
3. Pairing Matrix that identifies how many times each player plays in a foursome with each other player (click here to see a sample).
If your group (or golf league) consists of more than 12 players, consider the flexible spreadsheets below. The first allows pairings between from 8 to 16 players and up to 8 rounds.
The second spreadsheets handles from 8 to 28 players and will make foursome arrangements for up to 16 rounds.
Options -- For a variable number of golfers and rounds, select from 2 below
8 to 16 Golfers up to 8 Rounds
You can purchase the Regular spreadsheet or the Deluxe spreadsheet. The Deluxe has the addional feature of providing a Pairing Matrix for each format selected. The Pairing Matrix indicates how many times each player plays with each other player. This feature is useful if you're wanting to ensure particular players play or do not play with other players.
You can also order individual golf arrangements by scrolling to the bottom of this page. They are automatically downloadable once payment is made.
If you want arrangements for 2 man TEAM events, scroll down.
8 to 28 Golfers up to 16 Rounds
In most leagues, family events, corporate outings, there is a desire to have everyone play with everyone else over the course of the event. As a league manager or team captain, you can accomplish this. The number of same playing partners can be minimized for the variety of games played on a golf course (foursome, threesome, partner, teams).Have you ever tried to make up a small golf draw trying to minimize the number of repeats. It's quite complicated, actually, and can take hours. I use a special mathematical algorithm to produce the various combinations. It's based on the mathematics of combinatorics which utilizes factorials to determine the patterns of permuations and combinations. See below for a more detailed explanation especially if you have a favourite group of TWELVE (12) golfers.
I've created some templates for various combinations of groups. They are MS Excel worksheets.
If you organize a golf league or have an annual golf outing with friends/family that varies in size, the best spreadsheet to purchase would be the Social Golfer one. With it, you can input between 8 and 28 golfers for up to 16 rounds, so, it's the all in one spreadsheet. You can create almost any of the individual arrangements that you could purchase individually below such as 8 Players & 10 Rounds, 8 Players & 5 Rounds, 12 Players & 7 Rounds, etc, etc.
The spreadsheet will optimize the arrangements of players so that each golfer will meet up with as many other golfers as possible yet minimize the number of repeats (minimum number of 3-peats and 4-peats).
See a view of the Players Sheet (where names are inputted) by clicking HERE.
See a view of a Golf Group Arrangement Sheet by clicking HERE.
You can purchase the Standard spreadsheet or the Deluxe spreadsheet. The Deluxe has the addional feature of providing a Pairing Matrix for each format selected. The Pairing Matrix indicates how many times each player plays with each other player. This feature is useful if you're wanting to ensure particular players play or do not play with other players.
After payment, I'll email you the spreadsheet (usually within 2 hours if not immediately).
GolfGenius.com, our competitor, uses cloud-based software. You need to become a member and the charge is $1 per golfer per round to a maximum of $49.
That's $49 per use.
Download our spreadsheet for only $34.99 and use it as many times as you like, for different numbers of golfers and different numbers of rounds.
I have also produced someTEAM tournament pairings. So, if you have a golf league or fairly large group that play regularly as two man teams, you can order one of the following OR request a custom draw.
40 Players & 30 Rounds -- Teams of 2
40 Players & 30 Rounds -- 4 Teams of 2 & Singles
12 Players & 6 Rounds -- Teams of 2
This draw can be used for up to 6 Rounds. It minimizes repeats and the number of partners.
24 Players & 8 Rounds -- 2 Teams
This draw can be used for up to 8 Rounds with 2 Teams, minimizing total repeats and pairings of team players.
Otherwise, you can order individual golf arrangements below. They are automatically downloadable once payment is made.
In each template, you simply type in the names of your players and the worksheet will arrange them into foursomes (or threesomes) which minimizes the number of repeats (one player playing with another). You can then print the sheet out with the name of the course, date and tee times.
I've even identified what players play what other players twice, just in case there are some you think might want to play with one another twice. I've also included those players that never play with one another, just in case there are some you know won't get along.
See a view of the spreadsheet by clicking HERE.
These spreadsheets are useful for: golf leagues, golf outings, golf social events, golf tournaments, family golf tournaments, corporate golf outings, golf buddies and golf course games.
To order one of the spreadsheets, use the links below. You'll be directed to an order page on my other site, www.golfexpertconsulting.com. After making the payment, you can click on the "Return to ProbableGolf" link for the download link. You'll also receive an email with the download link. If not, check your spam folder.
Each draw below has a different number of repeats (how many times a player plays with another player. The number of repeats is described to the right of the price.
Just click anywhere on the draw of interest below, and you'll be taken to the order page.
Golf Draw -- 8 Players & 4 Rounds $12.99 3 Repeats, 2 Repeats, 1 Repeat
Golf Draw -- 8 Players & 5 Rounds $13.99 3 Repeats & 2 Repeats
Golf Draw -- 8 Players & 5 Rounds Pairs $15.99 Each players is paired together with 5 others to compete as 2 Man Teams
Golf Draw -- 8 Players & 6 Rounds $14.99 3 Repeats & 2 Repeats
Golf Draw -- 8 Players & 7 Rounds $15.99 Exactly 3 Repeats Each
Golf Draw -- 8 Players & 10 Rounds $17.99 3 Repeats, 4 Repeats, 5 Repeats
Golf Draw -- 8 Players & 12 Rounds $19.99 3 Repeats, 4 Repeats, 5 Repeats
Golf Draw -- 12 Players & 4 Rounds 2 Teams $16.99 6 players each pair up with other 6 players in foursomes
Golf Draw -- 12 Players & 5 Rounds $14.99
This draw minimizes repeats so has no 3 peats but some players don't play with others.
Golf Draw -- 12 Players & 5 Rounds $16.99
This has each player playing with each other at least once, but there are some 3 peats.
Golf Draw -- 12 Players & 5 Rounds $18.99
Couples, 6 of each (men/women). Day 1 - 3 mixed fours, Day 2 - 3 mixed fours, Day 3 - men and women separate - 4 threes, Day 4 - 3 mixed fours, husbands and wives play together, Day 5 - 3 mixed fours
Golf Draw -- 12 Players & 20 Rounds $24.99 All at least 4 times, a few 7 times, the rest 5 & 6 times
Golf Draw -- 20 Players & 7 Rounds $21.99 All play at least once. Most play twice. No 3-peats.
Golf Draw -- 20 Players & 8 Rounds $22.99 All play at least once. Most play twice. No 3-peats.
Golf Draw -- 20 Players & 9 Rounds $23.99 All play at least once. Most play twice. No 3-peats.
Golf Draw -- 20 Players & 10 Rounds $24.99 All play at least once. Most play twice. No 3-peats.
Golf Draw -- 24 Players & 4 Rounds - 4 Teams $22.99
4 Teams of 6 each are mixed so one from each team in each 4some
Or, if you don't see the size of the draw you want above, I can create your own. The fee starts at only $24.99, Use the link below to pay then, give me 24 hours, then I'll send you your unique spreadsheet.