Nightery Gaming: US Open
This article is part of our Nightery Gaming series.
It’s US Open Week!
Once again, RotoWire has partnered with Night to organize a contest for all of you. Join in the fun and invite your friends to play against our team in what is sure to be an epic weekend at Brookline Country Club.
This week’s contest is limited to 100 entries at $10 per entry.
To join in the fun, follow these simple steps:
- Download the Nightery app and create an account: RotoWire on Nightery
- Look for invitations for: Roto Wire
Night takes all the hassle out of community gaming for real money. With a few formats to choose from for each PGA event, hosts can invite, chat, transact and host contests, all in one mobile app. To get started, download the Night app and select “Create Contest”. Select your game settings, invite your friends via the app itself and watch the live leaderboard all weekend!
Brookline, as the Country Club is often called, has a long history. The club was one of five founding members of the United States Golf Association in 1895. In the 1913 US Open at Brookline, 20-year-old amateur Francis Ouimet stunned the golf world by beating the English giants Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in an 18-hole playoff to spark the golf boom in the United States. And then there was the 1999 Ryder Cup in which the United States came back strong on Sunday and won when Justin Leonard made his famous putt on the 17th hole.
The 2013 US Amateur won by Matt Fitzpatrick was held here, then Gil Hanse and his design group began a multi-year restoration of the venerable course. There are 27 holes on the property, and a composite of the main 18 and secondary 9 will be used this week.
The Country Club is much shorter than last year’s very long Torrey Pines. It is less than 7,300 meters. With dog feet and narrow fairways, it’s essential to stay away from the big rough of the US Open. It will also stop the ball on the tiny greens that average just 4,400 square feet. There is also thick rough around the greens, unlike the PGA Championship, and some deep bunkers. The greens slope back and forth with plenty of trickle. There is water on four holes in the middle of the round.
So we’re looking for conservative players who are happy to take par and move on to the next hole. There won’t be many birdie chances. No. 5 is a passable 310 yards. There are only two par-5s.
Brookline has very flat holes, where horse racing was a feature of the club’s early days in the 1880s. In other holes, strong undulations are created around natural rock formations. Golfers will have to deal with many blind shots.
As in many major championships, missing in the right place will be essential.
The construction of the RotoWire game on Nightery is simple: select 10 golfers on the course, which are grouped into different levels. The top five golfers on your lineup add up to create your total score, with the other five counting as a tiebreaker.
To enter, follow these steps.
- Download the Nightery mobile app: RotoWire on Nightery
- Open the app and create an account
- Search for invites: Roto Wire
- Deposit funds and buy a $20 entry
- Make your choice before the first departure time on Thursday
- Invite your friends to play too!
Queues are available for selection once the full field is announced, which is usually around lunchtime on Tuesday.
Anyone can host a game. To purchase an entry, you must be at least 18 years old and physically located in one of the following states: AK, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IL, KS, MD, ME, MI, MN, NC, ND, NM, NY, OH, OK, OR, RI, SC, SD, TX, UT, WI, WV, WY.