Unless you live in Southern California or elsewhere along America's Sunbelt, there's going to be at least a few months out of the year during which the opportunity to spend a day on the back nine will not be possible. One option while you practice putting indoors as you patiently await the arrival of spring is fantasy golf. Here at Golfzing however, fantasy golf is more than just an off-season pastime 鈥?it's a great way to interact with your fellow golfers online and qualify for great prizes as well! It's not hard to get started 鈥?just pick seven players from the PGA lineup and you win money for every player that makes the cut 鈥?and the top ten finishers in each event win a day on the green with three friends on us. Our online tools make it easy for you to pick your own fantasy golf league and you won't have to wait until the end of the season to find out of you've won anything. How Golfzing's Fantasy Golf Works In order to get started in fantasy golf at Golfzing.com, you'll first have to sign up for membership, if you haven't done so already. Membership at Golfzing.com is free and we do not share your personal information without your permission. After that however, there is no need to sign up for a tournament since our PGA fantasy golf uses your membership info. Once you've joined our online community, simply use the tools posted on the right side of the page to research players and find out when the tournaments take place (if you've ever played the ponies, you know how this works). Players form their fantasy golf leagues by choosing seven players for the week's tournament and come up with a low score and a low total (in case of a tie). Once you've picked your fantasy golf league, make sure you're entered by the morning of the event (you can also sign up for a specific fantasy golf game up to 72 hours in advance). You won't have to wait long to find out if you've won since we post results as soon as the scores are tallied. Planning Ahead You can plan your PGA fantasy golf schedule a year in advance starting in January and pick your fantasy golf leagues for every event. Since there is at least one tournament in every month (and most of the time there are multiple opportunities to place fantasy golf), you'll have many chances to win 鈥?and it costs nothing to enter a fantasy golf league. So, whether you're doing it to pass the time until the greens dry out or you're looking for a pleasant diversion and the chance to win some great golfing prizes, sign up for a fantasy golf game here on Golfzing's fantasy golf page. Susan Slobac is a consultant in the golf industry. Susan writes about trends in fantasy golf & PGA fantasy golf.