The tKO braintrust has been known to come up with some pretty lofty aspirations in the past, ranging from easily achievable (i.e. my 64 man field with play-in games in Dayton) to a little more long range (i.e. the tKO themed golf resorts hatched during Fall Swing 1). But with our latest concoction, I believe we have something that we’ll be able to put into play right away.
tKO RYDER FUCKING CUP
Enjoying the tension and passion of the Ryder Cup over in Paris? Well imagine all that, only with significantly worse golf! tKOXI Bixler Champ Sos has a friend that is apparently a part of his own Hyper Elite golf league out in Denver, CO, the Puffers & Duffers. While I’ve never seen footage of them playing golf, I have seen pictures of their jacket and trophy presentation, and I have to say I’m pretty impressed. So a few months ago, the idea of a Ryder Cup inspired competition between the two outings started floating around. And when I didn’t scare them off after I sent their commissioner a 5,000 word email with just a few ideas, I knew this thing might have legs. Clearly nothing has actually been set up, but here’s what I was thinking:
- Like the Ryder Cup, hold this event every other year, with alternating host cities, shooting for a Fall 2019 event in Denver. Then 2021 in Chicago, 2023 in Denver, etc… until we die and pass this event on to our children. Asking people to travel once every four years will probably be more appealing from a budgeting standpoint and a not-getting-divorced standpoint.
- Eight men per team. The tKOXII Bixler Champ (Tall James) and tKOXIII (TBD – most likely me) will be the team co-captains. Each captain will get one captain’s pick. The remaining four spots will be awarded to the four players with the best average finish on the Bixler Leaderboard across tKOXII and tKOXIII.
- Mimicking the Ryder Cup for format, with Saturday morning alternate shot, Saturday afternoon best ball, and Sunday singles. This would also keep the length of the time away from home relatively short, flying in on Friday night and out on Sunday.
The ball is just starting to get rolling, but I have to say the possibilities are limitless. Team house! Team Red Man Uniforms! Pre-Tournament party at the Palace of Versailles! Denver sightseeing! More Denver sightseeing!