League Manager - Turtles
Stanton Ridge, New Jersey
Managing a golf league is no easy task. Organizing tee times, pairings, tournaments and allocating payouts are just a few responsibilities that these unsung heroes face on a weekly basis. Not to mention the stress of trying to have their own game as finely-tuned as possible.
One of these intrepid leaders is Angelo Nyars, manager of a 22-man league at a private country club in New Jersey. His league, the “Turtles”, is a subset of his country club's men's club and had a 2013 schedule with over 50 events that ran from late March to the end of October.
The Turtles were one of the first leagues across North America to incorporate GolfLeagueGenius.com with their weekly league and Golf Genius Software chatted with Nyars about managing a golf league and his history with the game we all love.
How long have you been playing golf?
The first round of golf I ever played was in my early teens. I began playing seriously in the late 1980’s.
What’s your Handicap Index?
How long have you been playing in a golf league?
For the last 8 years I have played with a group of 16-20 guys each Saturday and Sunday during the golf season. It is more casual than a formal golf league, but we use GolfLeagueGenius to coordinate our pairings and manage our weekend Nassau.
What is your favorite thing about playing in a golf league?
My favorite thing about playing in a golf league is the camaraderie and competition.
How did you first hear about GolfLeagueGenius.com?
I first learned about GolfLeagueGenius.com as a GolfTripGenius.com user. We use GolfTripGenius for our annual buddy golf trips.
How has GolfLeagueGenius.com made your life easier?
GolfLeagueGenius has made my life easier because it greatly assists in coordinating the players, pairings, tee times, scorecards and results of the weekly competitions. What used to take me over an hour in preparation and organization now only takes a few minutes.
What has the reaction been from the other golfers?
The guys in our group absolutely love GolfLeagueGenius.
What is your favorite feature of GolfLeagueGenius.com?
The Event Manager. Inviting golfers and capturing their responses of attending versus not attending each event eliminates the “herding cats” aspect that existed in running this group before GolfLeagueGenius.
What is your favorite tournament format that your golf league plays and why?
Nassau. More ways to win.
What advice do you have for other golfers looking to take their golf league to the next level with GolfLeagueGenius?
Reach out to other League Managers. We can give you real life examples of how GolfLeagueGenius helped us better manage our league in a well-managed and less time-consuming way.
Bonus Question: What is your ideal golf vacation destination?