The history of Tour Golf Revolution started way back in 2001 with a chance meeting at the tee box between 3 people at Mountain View Golf Course in Ewing, NJ. After 18 holes and a case of beer, a golf society, as they called it, was born. Our league started with just 4 guys getting together every few weeks to play a very small, but competitive game of golf. The league has now grown to over 50 active members in a highly organized, sometimes competitive, sometimes not, golf tour that is organized very much like the PGA Tour. Each week for the 30 week golf season here in Central NJ, we have an event and crown an event champion. We have a season long order of merit based on the points awarded for each event over the course of the season. We also hold 4 major championships each season and the result is one heck of an amazing golf season every year.
The original goal of our league was simple: encourage us all to play more golf, have more fun doing it, and provide a framework that would allow us to compete with each other on a weekly basis. We wanted to accomplish this in a way that was motivating enough for the really competitive folks in our group, but not so crazy or complicated that the true hackers or more casual golfers were turned off by it. The results have been amazing and somewhat unexpected. Our members seem to be having more fun every year as they play more and more golf.
I joined our league (called the YGS) in 2005 and quickly became the guy that made it go, as I was the handicap chairman and the manager of our scoring records. Over the years we have used an array of online tools like Facebook, Google Docs, handicap services and league management software to make the job easier. However, the problem I encountered was that no one could accommodate our unique format of allowing members to play any day of the week they wanted and have it count.
Through the feedback of our members and discussions with other golfers who did not have the joys of league golf in their lives, I realized that our one-of-a-kind playing format and the way we organized play were what made the tour great. It allowed a diverse group of people with very different schedules to play together, even with limited access to public course tee times. So I took everything we learned over the last 11 years and built a service around it.
The mission of Tour Golf Revolution is to help all golfers without a competitive outlet in golf to be able to create one for themselves and their friends. Our goal is to make that as easy and painless as possible. I hope you will join us and let us help you create a great league of your own.
Founder of Tour Golf Revolution