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I just registered for my first tournament, I signed up for the intermediate class instead of the beginner. I currently average about 10 over par, so did I mess up? I figure I'll get stomped, but I thought I won't improve if I don't play with better players.

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it doesn't really matter.
i found quickly that i improved faster when playing with and
against better players. your first turny is really about the fun
of of the atmosphere. just go and enjoy itlearn all you can
from the other players. next time concentrate on winning it.
just my 2 cents
Ya, you will get crushed. I didn't find playing in a higher class helped my game. Everybody is to into their own game. For me, it was the weekly doubles or singles that really helped my game. People are a little more relaxed and willing to give advise in that setting. Maybe you could change your class before the tournament? Never did it so I'm not sure.
Just go out, relax and have fun!
Yeah... you should play Beginner because playing in your first tournament will be pressure in and of itself, you should tell the TD you want to play in the Beginner divsion. good luck and have fun.
Some courses a +10 is not bad like the old (Now removed) Picnic course in Whitmore Lake, MI. However it you throw a +10 at a course with little OB/obsticles then I would be more concerned.

Biggest thing is don't focus on the competition, focus on having fun and you will do much better. If you are playing INT then feel free to ask for advice from others playing with you as they may be able to help.
consider it a playing lesson. have fun
You may get beat, but maybe you'll learn from some of the people you play with. Just go out, have a good time, and try to stay relaxed..

Don't worry about trying to win the first one.. :)
as long as you got a players pack, no worries :)
I played my first PDGA tourny as a Intermediate Am and should have played Intem. Rec but I had a great time and met some really cool players... I came in second to last (kind of knew that going in). I figure that if I am gonna play I might as well test myself...
You'll be fine. Just go into the tourney with the intention of having fun and learning from the experience.
My first tourney i played in i played intermediate. But, then again i can throw the 400 plus. Thats what gave me the idea to do so. It was the Pleasure island pic 7 i think and i placed 9th in intermediate i was actually kind of excited. But, playing up in a class does push you a lil harder but, becareful as the intimidation factor could come into effect Thus, creating a mental block and blowing putts... I done this i am ashamed.
Well thanks for the advice, but it was all for nothing. It turns out keeping my job in these times was more important than the tournament, so I payed the $35 just to say I was registered for a tourney. Maybe next time.

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