Setting Up a Ryder Cup Style Event
A Ryder Cup event must always be setup as a multi-round event, even if it is only for a single round. The multi-round allows you to set your Squads and create an overall Match Play leaderboard that totals up all points from matches. A multi-round event must always be setup in a community.
There are two terms that are important to distinguish - Squad vs Team.
A Squad is the overall group of players that are competing broadly for points against another group of players across matches (regardless of format). This is how you would define club vs club, Red vs White, US vs Europe, etc.
A Team is a set of partners such as 4-ball/foursome/scramble or other type of group match play where players are paired together to compete against another group. This is how you would define Spieth/Thomas vs Rahm/McIlroy or Player 1/Player 2 vs Player 3/Player 4. Teams can be as many players as you want, but are a subset of the Squad.
Before you start creating your Ryder Cup event, you must have your Community established. If you do not already have one, these videos will help.
Once your Community is established, here are the specific steps to create a Ryder Cup event within thatCommunity.
- Add the course(s) you plan to play to your community if they are not already there (approximately the 1:20 mark of the above Creating A New Community video)
- Start a new multi-round event
- Add players
- Add overall Match Play leaderboard
- Create Squads
- Setup round 1
- Create teams for the round (if applicable)
- Set the matches for the round (team or individual)
- Set the tee times and pairings for the round
- Repeat Step 3 for additional rounds to be played
- Validate setup to look for potential errors at event or individual round level
- Simulate each round to verify all leaderboards are working and overall scores are totaling properly
- Remove simulated scores from each round