FAQ - Event Logistics

How the heck can LeaderboardKing run so many events at one time remotely?

Our golf event software does it all. All we ask of you is some information to get started (see attached). We will then add your course to our list of party hosts. We will then advertise from coast-to-coast and provide online registration to all public available parties at LOAAGolf.com. For the next month leading up to big eclipse, we will take registrations and process payments until we reach your defined maximum number of guests. Our goal is to help you fill your course with golfers. You just send interested golfers to our website. You can go online at anytime and see how many golfers have registered. Once registration closes, the event field is defined. With the push of a button, we move all registrants into our Pairings module. All golfers who register together will be paired together. Golfers who register as Singles will be paired randomly. What a great way to meet people! And no need to build pairings manually.

How do golfers get pairing information and instructions?

Our program will email pairings and instructions to the golfers including a link to their online scorecard. We provide your staff the ability to print pairing sheets and cart signs. When golfers arrive, just direct them to their cart. Time to start the big party!

How do golfers keep score?

Golfers access their online scorecard on their smartphone/device via the provided link. Only one golfer needs to keep score but all golfers can keep score and/or view leaderboards. As they play each hole, golfers enter their scores online and are provided with live leaderboards of where they stand against all other golfers. Golfers will even be able to see how they stand nationally. Once the event is over scoring is closed and all games are determined and available for review. LeaderboardKing will then award door prizes randomly. The next day your golfers will be able to see how they did against their fellow Americans who participated.

What will happen during play in areas of a Total Eclipse?

If you schedule your party to start at the right time, the day will get continually dark until it hits the 2+ minutes of total eclipse.

Everyone golfing will stop to watch the event. Your course will erupt in cheers, oohs and ahhs. It will be a moment like never before experienced.

We suggest having your DJ play Dark Side of the Moon.

What time should you play golf to get the best experience?

This will depend on where you are located. Our recommendation is to have a shotgun start that starts 30 minutes or so before the leading edge of the shadow arrives for your area. That way your golfers are on the course during the entire eclipse. They would be in the middle of their round when the maximum eclipse occurs.

The other option would be to have your tournament in the morning and then have a viewing party afterwards. This is up to you.

What time should you play golf to get the best experience?

This will depend on where you are located. Our recommendation is to have a shotgun start that starts 30 minutes or so before the leading edge of the shadow arrives for your area. That way your golfers are on the course during the entire eclipse. They would be in the middle of their round when the maximum eclipse occurs.

The other option would be to have your tournament in the morning and then have a viewing party afterwards. This is up to you.

I hear that I will go blind if I look at the eclipse. Is that true?

Well, maybe, maybe not. You should never look directly at the sun, even when it is partially covered by the moon. This can cause serious eye damage or blindness. Never look at partial solar eclipse without proper eye protection.

How do I get eclipse viewing glasses?

There is expected to be a huge demand for these glasses. However, if you are one of the first 100 courses to signup for this event, we will deliver to your course a pair of glasses for each participant signed up for your event by August 1. These will be delivered by August 15.

Anything else that will be given away?

We are leaving other giveaways to the courses. However, for all participants that use the live scoring and submit a completed scorecard online, LeaderboardKing will deliver a certificate of participation along with their scorecard after the tournament. We will also send a special token of thanks to your course for hosting the party.