ok, here is my idea...needs some work though.
1. Set up a new forum discussion area called Tournaments or Virtual Tournaments or something like that.
2. Use that forum area to set up and announce upcoming tournaments for you area.
3. Create a group that tournament members can join to enter their scores. (I actually set one up called Sacramento Virtual Tournaments to see if it would work, but unfortunately it shows all of my past rounds...don't laugh if you look at it
...) There would need to be a way that you restrict the rounds that show up to only the ones being used for the tournament.
4. The first couple of virtual tournaments could be set up something like this until the rough edges are smoothed out:
a. Tournaments would be held at a golf course as voted on by those wanting to play. Maybe 4 local courses are listed by the person that sets it up and the one that everyone likes and fits within their budgets would be chosen. You'd also have to choose a tee box so everyone was playing on an even playing field.
b. The tournament would "last" for one month and you'd have to golf at that course 2 times within that one month period to "qualify".
c. Your "net" score in the overall section of the group scores would be your final score...i.e. the average net scores of your two rounds.
d. Tie breakers would be your FIR, GIR, or Putting average for the two rounds. Whichever seems to be the fairest one to use for a tie breaker.
e. You'd have to golf with at least one other member of Oobgolf during those two rounds for it to count, and you'd have to use your first two rounds at that course during that month and not your "best" two rounds.
f. Rounds would need to be submitted within a day or two of playing. Maybe the playing field would also have to be set before the tournament started. That way if you were 2 weeks into the month and perhaps in the lead, you wouldn't suddenly have a rush of players joining the tournament at the last minute.
I've got a foursome right now who would be interested in playing in a virtual tournament and we could start the first one for the month of August. We play together in the Sacramento area so if anyone is interested, we can try and set it up as long as there is a way to track it. Also, if you've got better ideas than what I posted above, we can try and hash it out here before we start the first trial one.
Oh, one other thing. If you were to find courses in other states or cities that had the same slope/ratings/par, you could probably set up a virtual tournament that stretches across the country. Just a thought.......