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Im going to play my first tournament soon any advice?
It is not pdga sanctioned as many in our area are not.
ive been plaing since 2003 but work has always been in the way of tournaments.
Have fun!!!! And dont let one hole/putt ruin your round! Because when you look at the scoreboard at the end of the whole tournament, you are going to see how close you really where to the players that placed in front of you, and you are going to kick yourself for letting that one putt turn into two or three extra shots because you where to busy being pissed off at yourself! Im serious, its amazing how close the scores really come in at the end of the tourny, sometimes the difference between 1st and say 10th, is four or five strokes. Thats through 72 holes of disc golf, and the difference is five throws!
Ex: In the USDGC final round, Schusterick scored a 7 ( i believe) really early in the round on a hole, and he just kept chucking! He went from leading the tourny to down i wanna say 3 or 4 strokes. Well, later in the round Locastro scores a 9 (i believe) on a hole, and since Schusterick kept chucking away, and didnt pout about one bad shot, leaped right back over top of Locastro and ended up winning the whole Tourny! And this is @ the professional level, where mistakes are few and far between! AM's make mistakes ALL the time, so dont think its just you out there missing that putt!
I have played the sport for a while now. But it has always been in fun. You know playing with family and friends. I had just registered with the PDGA and plan on playing in at least five tournys this year. Granted, the courses will be places that I have played in, this way I am familiar. Start off small and work your way up.
Learn from others so you can be a better player. But most of all, have fun. Why play something if you do not enjoy it?
all good comments so far, relax, let the bad shots go immediately, get there early enough to warm up and see any course changes that may occur for the tournament, if you on the top slot of the names/group/card then you are supposed to grab the scorecard(s) and bring them to first hole, and read the rules.
Oh, you will probably play worse than you normily play, pressure, new vibe and circumstances typically get new tour plays. So relax and have fun.