Post by Doyley on Aug 18, 2019 19:16:50 GMT -5
Thanks for another great season at TGC Tours (still 1 week to go) - I think it's been one of our best seasons to date. I also want to thank everyone that participated in our TGCT Survey. We gathered some great information - especially from those that don't frequent the forums - it was good to get a pulse from a large portion of TGCT members.
We had quite a bit of discussion on format changes for Season 6 - some prior the survey and some after. There were discussions among admin about doing major changes to the format but at the end of the day the survey results (majority are OK/happy with setup) coupled with Tim's lack of free time to make major changes and an expectation of TGC2020 sometime in the future means we'll continue on into Season 6 with just a few minor tweaks to the setup we have now.
Since we're staying mostly status quo it's safe to assume we'll be able to start Season 6 alongside the real life PGA schedule. Pencil in a start date of September 8th on site (Sept 7th in-game). That gives everyone a 2 week break to recharge for next season.
Everyone will continue on from where they finished Season 5 - there will not be a full TGCT Q-School for Season 6.
Promotion events will happen once every 8 weeks in season 6 - which means we'll have a total of 6 promotion events for the upcoming season
There are a few decisions that are still TBD - including cuts on the Challenge Circuit and any changes to Promotion/Demotion mark logic - I think these two things are closely related and I'm sure we can work out something that keeps everyone engaged.
If a new game comes out mid-season we'll look to split the season. We'll always stay with the current iteration of The Golf Club - warts and all.
Keep an eye on some volunteer postings as the end of a season usually brings a bit of change over to some volunteer positions.
We'll be putting up the polls for end of season awards during the break - you can vote for your favourites on the forums - I'll post a link once it's up
President's Cup - I'm planning on running this at the same time as it runs on the real PGA Tour - so it won't be happening in the offseason - look for it mid-December
There was some great feedback from the survey - especially in the "type out your answer" portions - that I'll parse and use coming into Season 6.
Thanks for all your feedback regarding a Forced Pro Clubs TGCT - that was a last second throw-in question to see what the general feeling was. I don't think any of the admin gave it serious consideration prior to the survey and we were a bit surprised by the results - but at this time we won't be making any changes in this area. If we do, we'll always keep all 3 clubset options available in some shape or form so you can compete at the difficulty level you enjoy most.