Read as: I'm going to raise hell because I don't want a tournament at a course by my house? I don't know why this is turning to gripe on Rob. He's trying to address concerns and has done his best at past tournaments to work with locals to improve course flow for safety *SEE: Atchison/Damon Morgan*. Instead of complaining to the parks department and taking a quote totally out of context, why don't you offer to help with course flow to have a great tournament near your house. You wrote two sentences, all negative, and provided zero corrective feedback to improve the situation. I'm sure you do a lot for disc golf out there Dan, and I'm really not meaning this as a negative post. I just am tired of seeing posts turn into dog on Rob for trying to incorporate little used courses in tournament play.
You missed my point completely Rob. It's not about how the Kanza DGC will affect your tournament but how your tournament is going to affect Kanza DGC, the closest course to my house.
It doesn't seem like you gave much thought to my concerns so I'll take them up with the Ottawa Parks Dept, they may take them a little more seriously. I'm sure they are going to love your "not central park" quote.
Yes, I cleared it with the city. That is always my first step.
Most courses have limited parking that cannot accomodate a full tourney. Centennial Lawrence, Longview Perry, Blue Valley KCMO for example. We'll deal with it.
Tee pads are taking care of by utilizing flags and allowing people to tee from grass besides the tee pad or behind tee pad. Personally, I think the pads are no big deal when you look at the size comparred to the amount of space you have when you are driving from a lye in a fairway (directly behind your disc / marker, 11", etc.) If it is really bothersome, you can use the marked natural pad.
We will have alternate tee pads. Short for Junior, Rec, Rec Women, Int. Women and maybe Adv. Grandmaster. Long for others. Some of the long tees will be the walking trail. It is Ottawa, not Central Park. It isn't that busy.
Players and pedestrians will need to be careful regarding each other as with any tournament. Both can manage. It will be OK.
Tournaments I intend to run will not be 'normal' tournaments on normal courses using the same ol', same ol'. Grow the sport by providing alternate options to the same old thing. Some will like it, others won't. Vanilla and chocolate options.
Defiance Beer returns as a sponsor. Yum.