As we prepare for the Bring’n Back Vets series of work days and events, I’ve put together a short survey and offer it to gauge player’s feelings of the course so that it’s future planning may accommodate the needs, desires, and wishes of it’s users. The goal is to make not only the Veterans course but all courses, the very best they can be.
It seems random drawings for selling merchandise is the new marketing plan for many in disc golf. Random.org has gotten some good publicity from it too! But what if you wanted to select multiple random winners?
Being part techno-junkie, I looked into this and came across a bit of code that does the trick! Check out the program below and feel free to use it if you’re running a raffle!
Raffle Random Number(s) Generator
Generate any number(s) of random values without repeats
If you would like to compete in a “Pitch n’ Putt” type event like the trial one of March 18th, when would be the best time?
- Saturday Mornings 9am - 4
- Friday Evenings 6pm - 0
- Sunday Evenings 5pm - 1
- Other - 0
PP11 events should not conflict or overlap scheduled tournaments, minis, or other DG related events of the TDGA. The “Pitch n’ Putt” format includes 18 holes of disc golf plus 33 to 44 putts per event. Some events may be putting events only and may be up to 66 putts. If you’re not familiar with the Pure Putt 11 Android app, check this link. There are three putting format that will be used: Strategy, Pure, & Ladder. It’s good to know before your throw! 😉
All rounds are recorded in a database so you’ll be able to track your improvements as time goes by! All rounds scheduled at no charge and no payouts, Should enough interest and participation amass, we’ll discuss those option at that time.
Anyway, the 3-18 round was lots of fun and I believe a lil’ variety is truly that spice of life. Hope you’ll give it a shot!
How about working a little of that turkey dinner off this weekend? A lil’ speed golf action would do it! I think it would be interesting to see how the various divisions balance out with an event of this nature.
With the tournament season winding down, I could see this as a possibility locally. Maybe not 18 holes at first, but some 9 hole events followed by a casual laid back round. Who’d be interested in trying a round? Anyone up for a stab at it?
Object: To get the lowest score by finishing 18 holes in the fastest time with the fewest throws
Equipment: You may use as many discs as you want to carry.
- Use a stopwatch and start the clock on hole 1 teepad
- You must hole out on every hole. There are no gimmees.
- You do not need to mark your disc. You have the option to set your stance behind the disc where it lies, or to flip the disc over.
- No falling putts.
- OB throws must be played from the proper spot in bounds, and you add the usual 1 stroke penalty.
- Stop the clock when you’ve taken the disc out of the basket on hole 18.
Scoring: Score = Throws + Time.
Add together the total number of Throws plus the Time in minutes (converted to a decimal number). Since the number of throws is the most important aspect of disc golf this scoring method emphasizes the number of throws. Another advantage is that since it tracks the total number of throws courses with different pars can be compared.
1 throw = 1 minute. 72 is a pretty good score. A total score of 54 is an awesome round. For example: 52 Throws + Time of 25:30 minutes = 77.5
Who’d like tutorials on the simplicity of using our tournament database system? Well. here ya go! It’s my first swing at such a task, so be nice. Hopefully, the demonstrations will improve with experience. This initial video covers how simple it is to ….. “Create a Tournament Online”!
Of course, you have to be registered with the system and Tournament Director status rights. That topic may just be a future tutorial!
Hope this first one was informative. Look for future tutorials covering scoring, editing, and creating leagues!
It was recently brought to my attention user’s were having difficulties in completing their registration and log in function.
First, my apologizes to those of you experiencing this issue. In an effort to restrict spammer’s and robot’s registering with the site, I had installed some widgets in the system that eliminated a high percentage of these irritating little bastards from accomplishing their goal of infiltrating the site. Dang, I’ll be dang if it worked so well that hardly anyone was registering. As they say … one step forward, two steps back. It’s an ongoing issue so if you’re trying to register and not able to log in, slap an email to me and I’ll make it happen for you.
Second, we’ve got alot going on via the hope page. There are actually two (2) different registrations. One is for the site. It’s a WordPress log in that allows access to hidden features and the “Pick’em” program. This is the challenging one discussed above.
The other registration if the “Player Registration” green button on the home page. This one is for users that want to edit their profiles, track their scores, and direct tournaments via the database. It’s fairly intuitive and I’m not aware of any issues with it.
Good luck and let me know if you have any issues.
As promised, Part II of the SN discussion ….
The previous post regarding the Southern Nationals came from the frustrations of dealing with a board of directors that remind me more of The Three Stooges rather than an actual organized group performing tasks to promote the sport and the association.
Almost two years of development brought inept results. One board member showed through vulgarity and personal attacks exactly how little class it really entails to be a board member of the Southern Nationals. The remaining board members, although not supporting the tasteless behavior of “the vulgar one”, actually owned up that the board had been “slackers” and needed to get “the ball rolling”.
The SN Board has gone astray from representing the membership that once comprised of disc golfer across the South. It now consists of “Gulf Coast” directors and really does not encompass a broad spectrum of events like in the past. I had hoped to offer more insight about possibilities and the future of the SN, but until true change takes place, I think I’ll leave it alone. Sadly, it’s time does seem to have passed. Maybe it’s just me, my opinion. However, until respectful board members show true responsibility and action towards needed goals, I can’t see supporting the organization.
Throughout my disc golf career I’ve made some memorable shots over the years, but with a camera rather than a disc. For memory sake, images reflect the past of the sport much better than words, so for history sake and to refresh some memories, take a peek at our gallery link added to the menu above!