« on: August 04, 2014, 05:56:31 PM »
^^^ I was curious of that as well. Saturday Loomis seemed to be authoritative but not demeaning. However I had three friends playing rec who were playing their first ever tournament. All three dnf'd partially due to the weather but they also communicated to me that they were extremely frustrated and offended by Loomis and his actions and it kind of ruined their round from the start and left a bitter taste in their mouth about playing future tournaments. I will be emailing DD with their comments.
I did find it interesting though that Loomis gave us Saturday folk the same instruction about a lost disc as the rainy day instructions. One guy in my group lost his disc to the left on hole 8. It wasn't in a dangerous or unplayable area but we didn't find it. I told him the rules stated he had to re-tee but the group members argued that Loomis had said to play it from where it last been seen. So I was overruled. Not a big deal to me, but I know it was not the correct call based on the pdga rules. But it's over now. I think his main concern was more about speed of play that precision rule keeping.
Despite much of the negative comments, I really appreciate all the volunteers and workers who helped out. I felt it was run well the players pack was awesome, party was great, and overall experience for me was good. The only thing I wish was different was having intermediate division awards when their round was over instead of having to wait 3+ hours for advanced to finish. Which I am still not sure how much I won. Is there a way for me to find out? Thanks again for running a fun tournament.