heh...you actually answered rhetorical questions, what we ran up against, and just things to think about...
I just don't see how putting all the tags in a hat at the beginning of a tourney solves the keeping people playing, and I just personally don't like it...everyone else might love it though...so what do i know? Anyway...
Every player playing in the Tournament would turn in their Tag at the beginning of the event. A Tag Keeper (myself or someone else) would then write down who turned in what number. After the even the tags are re-dispensed to everyone according to low score. This would help mix-up the tags a little.
If this is what you are talking about on the tourneys then there's an issue, and would require divisional tags. Many events (not all) different divisions play different lay outs and even different courses, and you cannot distribute the tags back out based on overall score for the event. Of course, I do like my chances at Swope Short vs LaRon at BV Long....I'd still probably lose, but I do like my chances a lot better. :lol:
It also sounds like a ton of unnecessary busy work.
We had it so that challenges were mandatory at local events (tourneys and leagues), so even if you aren't playing leagues, when you get to a local tourney you had to challenge. If someone else with a tag is on your card you automatically have a challenge. Off card challenges at leagues and tourneys were mandatory, and on a first come first served basis. You could only have one off card challenge, and the first person to ask you for a challenge got it (Cannot pick and choose who you challenge, and challenges could only be made at the course before t-off).
These were more or less individual challenges. You head to head with someone else. You are already competing against everyone else in the tourney (your division anyway) for lowest score. The tag challenges were to add a different kind of pressure to each round.
Limiting challenges: there are actually pretty good arguments for both sides of this. Forces you to work your way through the ranks. But it gets rid of the craziness factor that is really kind of fun...The #55 guy never gets to challenge the #1 guy...and you never know...the #55 could be unconscious that round and the #1 guy could be off his game...and WHAMO...what a switch? I guess it only really matters at the end of the year anyway
Just trying to give a little input and thougths on what we ran into before. The simpler the better. Good luck. Have fun. Go all in...oh wait...that's poker...wrong website. Come on Pocket Chubbies!!! hahahahaha