I did enjoy the pingolf format they had for expobrawl this year. The idea was overall fun, but was majorly flawed in a very important aspect.
Next year, you should not carry over the points from qualifiers into finals. If you do the math, it's not possible for the bottom 4 teams to make up enough points to improve their standings. It's basically pointless to have finals and should just move the top 4 to the next level. The only people that would have a chance to improve would be the 5th place qualifiers might have a slim chance to trade with 4th place.
Reason it doesn't work, is because you only have a shift of 1 to 4 possible strokes. Over a span of only 6 games. With a majority of those games, set with such easy objectives, they were pretty much guaranteed a 1 or a 2. So if someone is in 6th or 7th place and 6 points behind going into finals. Even if they score 1's across the board in 7th or 8th place. they would not improve enough to make up the 6 points, plus enough point to pull ahead beyond that. Just not enough variables to make it happen. If you had 8 or 9 games. with max stroke limit 6 or 7. Maybe you could make up enough points. But again, you would have to have the objectives be set high enough, that there is a big variable that could happen.
Overall I liked the idea. But 72% of the objectives were way to easy, which really limited the diversity in scores. I know you did a lot of it for time issues and to keep things moving fast. Which I understand, but there has to be some tweeking and more time spent on planning objectives.
Carry over for finals on points has to be eliminated as well. If you qualify, you should be able to start fresh, and then take top 4 from that first round, top 2, and so on.
Other than that, I think it went fairly smooth, didn't crowd up to bad and overall was fun to play.