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Burns Park Thursday League (Tournament Course)

Burns Park - Tournament
Plays Thursdays at 5:30pm until 8/27

Norris Lyman
William Smith
Sam Cooper
Nathan Monan
+ 27 registered
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Overview

Ready to play Spark Golf? Spark is a 9-hole, recreational golf league where golfers play fun golf, connect with others and experience friendly competition.

Spark Golf is intended to be relaxed and fun with friendly competition. 2-person teams play a net better-ball format earning points during each league round. Play more rounds, earn more points and have more fun all season!

Joining the league is free! League rounds are available for purchase each week or save by grabbing a 9-round Season Pass.

  • Season runs 4/30 - 8/27
  • 7 available rounds, play as much or as little as you like
  • Register as a 2 person team or as a single
  • Handicaps provided. No existing handicap necessary.
  • Single round & season-long winners

League Schedule

Round 1Thu Apr 305:30pm
Round 2Thu May 75:30pm
Round 3Thu May 145:30pm
Round 4Thu May 215:30pm
Round 5Thu May 285:30pm
Round 6Thu Jun 45:30pm
Round 7Thu Jun 115:30pm
Round 8Thu Jun 185:30pm
Round 9Thu Jun 255:30pm
Round 10Thu Jul 25:30pm
Round 11Thu Jul 95:30pm
Round 12Thu Jul 165:30pm
Round 13Thu Jul 235:30pm
Round 14Thu Jul 305:30pm
Round 15Thu Aug 65:30pm
Round 16Thu Aug 135:30pm
Round 17Thu Aug 205:30pm
Round 18Thu Aug 275:30pm

Scoring Format

Spark is a recreational golf league focused on having fun. Part of the fun is friendly competition. We aim to keep the competition fair and enjoyable for everyone, no matter their skill level.

2-Person teams play a net better-ball format. Each player plays their own ball into the hole. This is NOT a scramble. After each ball is holed, the team enters each player’s score into the Spark app which calculates the net score based on current handicaps. Points are awarded for the best of the two net scores based on this table:

Net double bogey0 points
Net bogey1 point
Net par2 points
Net birdie3 points
Net eagle4 points
Net double eagle5 points
Net triple eagle6 points

Net double bogey is the max score for each hole. If this is reached prior to the ball being holed, the player should pick up to increase pace of play.

The team with the most points each round will win the round. The team with the most cumulative points from their best 8 rounds will win the season.

Teams that play 9 or more rounds will “drop” bad rounds to form their best 8.

Skins will also be available each round. A skin is awarded to an individual who has the lowest non-tied net score on a hole during a specific league round.

Spark Handicaps

An existing handicap is not necessary to play Spark Golf. Spark provides all players a handicap when joining the league by asking for their playing ability. Spark then assigns a specific number of Spark strokes (handicap) based on this table:

Shoots around 36 for 9 holes0 Spark strokes
Shoots around 40 for 9 holes3 Spark strokes
Shoots around 45 for 9 holes6 Spark strokes
Shoots around 50 for 9 holes9 Spark strokes
Shoots 55+ for 9-holes12 Spark strokes

A “stroke” provides a player an advantage on a specific hole by reducing their actual or “gross” score to calculate their “net” score on that hole.

Example - If a player makes a gross 5 on a hole where they are receiving a stroke, their net score is 4.

Each player’s Spark strokes will be applied to their 9-hole round starting with the lowest handicap hole on the course’s scorecard.

Example - If a player is receiving 3 Spark stokes, they will get a stroke on the 3 lowest handicap holes of the nine.

The max number of Spark strokes for a round is 18. Players are awarded strokes on holes based on the lowest handicap holes. For example, a 12-stroke player receives 2 strokes on the 3 lowest handicap holes and 1 stroke on the remaining 6 holes.

Once a player plays Spark Golf, the number of strokes they receive fluctuates based on league scores. Spark calculates this by taking 65% of the average number of strokes over par for the player’s last 10 rounds.

FAQs

Who plays spark golf?

Everyone! Spark is open to anyone looking to have a great time on the golf course. We have good players, we have bad players. We have players looking to meet new friends, we have players looking to hang with old friends. Come out and enjoy a relaxed and fun atmosphere created for everyone.

How do I join?

Joining the league is free! Find the league that works best for you and click the join button to create a Spark account. League rounds are available for purchase each week or SAVE by grabbing a 9-round Spark Season Pass.

How do I pay?

League rounds are available for purchase each week or SAVE by grabbing a 9-round Spark Season Pass. Round credits can be purchased in the Spark app or at on our website at spark.golf.

How do I register for a round?

Each round’s registration period starts 6 days prior to the scheduled round and ends the day before. During this time, any league player with a round credit can register. Players can also unregister without penalty during this period. Season Passholders have the advantage of registering for any league round at anytime and avoid the risk of being waitlisted.

Ready to play Spark Golf?

Spark brings people together to play golf. Our goal is to make Spark Golf more fun, social and organized than your everyday round of golf. We want you to play more golf. #playsparkgolf

  • Join the league for free
  • Pay for individual rounds as you go or save by grabbing a 9-round Season Pass
  • Season Passholders receive a free round, advanced round registration and more...