« on: October 26, 2012, 01:02:16 pm »
Being one of the new people to disc golf in the area I thought I would contribute to this discussion. I think it would be great to look at holding tournaments at different courses around the area, outside of the usual suspects. Me personally, as I attempt to learn the game and continue to practice I play 90% of my rounds at the closest course to me. I want to spend as much time at the course rather than traveling to a different course. I still will make an effort to get out for a weekend round every now and then to try out a new course but I have enough challenges being a beginner play on my "Home course" as is and am not always up for adding the new challenge of learning a new course into the mix. I feel like I am probably not alone in this but if a tournament was held at more of the outlier courses around the metro you may get more new/beginner players out to play in these. If it weren't for the RAC, I'm not sure when my first tournament play would've been, it didn't matter that I had only been to Rosedale once before, it was a tournament encouraging players like me to get out. But if a tournament was held at my home course (Legacy) I would have been confident long before the RAC to play in it. For me I don't think a tough course would discourage me from playing in a tournament, its being unfamiliar with the course in general, easy or hard, that would keep me from playing until I got a few tournaments under my belt and was more confident in playing tournaments. Anyway, all I can say is design and build away! I'll eventually get out and play them all. P.S. Has a tournament ever been held at Legacy, and while talking about land and potential additional courses, Legacy has it as well.