« on: November 21, 2014, 11:03:35 am »
When I play more than one hour away from my house I take a duffel bag with a full change of clothes. At a minimum clean socks and shoes
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Pretty excited to play in this.
This will be my first tournament. Since I started playing this summer and haven't played the past two weeks, I haven't played in temps below 60.
Any tips on things to know for tournaments (fairly familiar with rules and watch tons of tournament videos) and also tips for cold weather disc golf (gloves? handwarmers? how best to balance range of motion and layers for warmth)
36 and sunny doesn't sound too bad though after recent days!
Yeah, it makes sense. If you get stuck playing with me you won't be mad that I drop you from first to last cash!Yahoo! Nate gets it!
So if I plan on playing in the Rec division do I need a PDGA membership?
I love match play. It is, as far as I know, the way golf was intended when it was first created. A series of 18 head to head challenges. Unfortunately, to hold a tournament with a lot of players, stroke play became the tournament format of choice. With some noodling and some creative sessions with friends, here is a format that I believe closely echoes the original intent of golf while allowing a tournament of 64 players, all played in one day - which is how we like our tourneys up here in New England.
World Cup Format:
On each hole, for each person in your group that you score better than, you get a point. In each round, you are only competing against the other players on your card.
Round 1: 16 Foursomes
Note: I like the groups to be created randomly, but adventurous TDs can try to rank all the players and bracket them (caution: this is a great way to create dissension and bickering ;-)
Round 2: Semifinals
Four Lead Foursomes
Four 2nd Place Foursomes
Four 3rd Place Foursomes
Four 4th Place Foursomes
Round 3: Finals
The winners of each of the four lead foursomes play a final Quasi-Match Play round.
Order of top 24 players, who get a payout.
1st-4th: Order of finish in Round 3 Finals
5th-8th: Finished in 2nd place from one of the four lead foursomes in Rd2
9th-12th: Won one of the 2nd Place Foursomes in Rd2
13th-24th: 3rd place in lead foursome, 2nd place in 2nd foursome, 1st place in 3rd foursome
Were you carrying a Roadrunner? I hear Coyotes like Roadrunners...a LOT.