One of my favorite stories about the unintended consequences of capitalism is the advent of the gap wedge. Back in the formative days of golf, when manufacturers were scrambling for market share, advertisers were struggling for a way to push their products. They realized that if they shaved a bit of loft off their clubs, they would strike the ball farther. So began the wedge wars, with company after company claiming that their clubs propelled the ball a few yards further than the competition, achieved again and again by shaving off a bit of loft. In just a few years, all the irons on the market had noticeably less loft. The problem was, you can’t do that with a sand wedge and have it do all the things you need a sand wedge to do. So the sand wedges stayed around 55 or 56 degrees, while pitching wedges had moved from 50 degrees down to about 45 degrees. This created a sizable gap for which a new club had to be invented, and hence the gap wedge.
At Fantasy Feud we’ve had a gap in place for some time as well, a five minute difference from when contest entry ended, and where scoring began. We’ve removed this interval and going forward, entries will be accepted right up until scoring starts.