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Orlando Disc Golf Club

Orlando Disc Golf Club Through fellowship, education and charitable programs, the Orlando Disc Golf Club provides all ages of the community with the access to and knowledge of disc golf in order to positively promote and grow disc sports.

Website: http://orlandodiscgolfclub.com
Members: 97
Latest Activity: Apr 18, 2014

Southeastern Amateur Championship - Aug 30 - Sept 1

Please visit www.SoutheasternAmateurChampionship.com to get all the current information on the largest disc golf event in the state. There is a boat load of information on the site explaining the new approaches we are taking to provide participants with a premier event. Remember to check for updates on the site as additional information will be posted as it becomes available. Please keep in mind that this is an A-Tier event and all players must be current on their PDGA membership.


Orlando Disc Golf Weekly Events: 

Weekly Handicaps 10:15AM Sign-up

Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake  - Every Saturday
$5/$10 to Play for Members
$7/$12 to Play for Non-Members

For Additional Club Information, Please Visit www.OrlandoDiscGolf.com for more information.

Discussion Forum

The Orlando Lost and Found Thread. 9 Replies

Started by Jamie 'gr8rocshot' Ruane. Last reply by Harold Baerga Jul 11, 2012.


Started by Mark Janssen. Last reply by Mark Janssen Feb 22, 2011.

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Comment by Mark Janssen on February 18, 2010 at 9:13am
just as a note, we have assigned over 100 membership numbers in the two full years of running the club.
Comment by The Miniac on February 17, 2010 at 6:18pm
It's a pity that those who don't step up to be involved in (big or little) events can be so critical of a club doing what it must in order to make their events run smoothly. While the Orlando Disc Golf Club isn't breaking any records with memberships, the core officers and members are doing some great work. Some DO appreciate it.
Persevere undeterred!
Comment by Mark Janssen on February 17, 2010 at 1:28pm
we had to initiate a different par for each set of 9 holes in order to allow us to use any combination of the four 9 holes sections to create an 18 hole course. Now each nine has a specific par, thus balancing the cap scores from week to week and evening the paying field for those whose play different set-ups.
Comment by Jamie 'gr8rocshot' Ruane on February 17, 2010 at 1:03pm
Actually the difference between the Orlando handicaps and ours is we use 54 as par.....no par 4's...no 5's. Regardless of the course difficulty....par is 54.
Comment by Chris Lenkiewicz on February 17, 2010 at 11:49am
We have a wide enough variety of skill levels in daytona to create the scale.

Basically found all our club member PDGA player ratings, found out what their daytona handicap is and went from there.

Ex: Shawn Lenk has like a 985 pdga player rating and a +3 handicap in daytona so we started from there. Rumor has it about every ten ratings point = 1 stroke.
We went down the list this way: me, terry, jamie, Steve Bremer, Gary, Norbert. There pdga player ratings were consistent with there Daytona Handicaps. love it when a plan comes together.

We also have a "vouch" system for immediate handicaps. Me, Shawn, Terry, Jamie or Lloyd, need to "vouch" for the players ability if they don't have a player rating. ex: say Phil Rowe comes to Daytona for the weekend, we know he is around the skill level of a Bremer. We will assign him a handicap along the lines of Steve's.
Player's from out of town we don't know. Sorry,no player rating?, have to establish. we have had issues with out of towners saying they are a certain level, which they aren't. Oh well. This process eliminates that happening. Plus with internet access on phones now, we can quickly look on the pdga website for ratings.

Yeah, you would have to re-do the scale based on your club players ratings and their Turkey Lake handicaps. Not sure how it would do when you guys play fronts and backs between the two courses. Somthing to think about.
Comment by Mark Janssen on February 17, 2010 at 11:35am
On the JonnieMax comment earlier, slander was probally a strong word.
Comment by Mark Janssen on February 17, 2010 at 11:16am
Great idea, but what do you do with people that are not rated. A large majority of the people who are establishing are beginners and rec players, thus no PDGA player rating. Oh wait, you said club member rating. So do you track rating for the club similar to PDGA? Thats a large effort. Looking at most of our players and thier PDGA ratings the Daytona scale would need to be adjusted for Orlando. For example my PDGA rating would give me a -1 number in Daytona (which isn't too far off) but its 3 or 4 strokes off for the Turkey lake courses. The idea is very intriguing though.
...and you sir are doing great things over there as well!
Comment by Chris Lenkiewicz on February 17, 2010 at 10:58am
We used to go back and find old Daytona Open scores also, to establish immediate handicaps for players without a handicap. We have since switched to a player rating/handicap formula to give out immediate handicaps.
The following is based upon our club member player ratings and there Tuscawilla handicap. You probaly would need to do some tweaking for your courses, but ours is pretty much right on. Once they establish, they establish and start with their personal handicap.

We are thinking about making 1000+ rated players a 5, rare that we have 1000 rated player play Daytona though.

Any thoughts, questions, answers you may have. will be willing to help.

You guys are doing great things for Florida Disc Golf, Keep it up!!!
Chris Lenk

Daytona Disc Drivers
Player Ratings/Handicaps

1000+-990 4
989-980 3
979-970 2
969-960 1
959-950 0
949-940 -1
939-930 -2
929-920 -3
919-910 -4
909-900 -5
899-890 -6
889-880 -7
879-870 -8
869-860 -9
859-850 -10
849-840 -11
839-830 -12
829-820 -13
819-810 -14
809-800 -15
Comment by Mark Janssen on February 17, 2010 at 10:03am
OK, let me set you straight before you slander the club. All of this information can be found along with the rules and regulations on the website (www.OrlandoDiscGolfClub.com) and posted at the first hole of the course for all to see.
I find it hard that the club did not allow you to establish a handicap, in fact they encourage it. Although, they do require three rounds in order to participate for cash payout. Now you can pay $3 each for those three rounds, or $15 to join club and get free establishing (and a disc worth $15 for first time members - so that's a wash).
If you have played on the course before or in the Orlando Open during applicable rounds, ODGC typically uses those scores to establish a handicap (something most people request so they don’t have to establish). In your case, you had a substantial number of rounds on the course from the previous clubs handicap and in OO events. In regards to fee - Typical 'cap fee is $5, of which three goes to payout and one each to the ODGC general fund and the Orlando Open fund to hold the state’s largest tournament in October. Non-members are assessed a two dollar charge in order to promote club membership.
On to your example: You paid $7 for a three dollar cap. Actually you are correct, there as three was for payout, two to the club funds and two for non-member. Obviously your friend sees the value in the club or he wouldn't have brought several members to the club as you state.
What makes this post so funny is that you were in the meetings when all these charges were decided on by all club members as the club was formed, so you should have been well aware of where the money is allocated. You didn't believe they were appropriate then so you requested and were refunded your club membership dues.
Hopefully, since then you have been able to see the value the club has brought to the disc golf community in Orlando and the improvement in the nationally sanctioned tournament each year.
Comment by JohnnyMax on February 17, 2010 at 8:11am
Feb 13, I played the Orlando Disc Golf Club’s handicaps for the first time. I wanted to establish a handicap, but the club refused to allow me to, and instead made me use a handicap from before the club existed, based on different (short) tee pads, different holes, and even a different course. That way they could charge me the $4 noncurrent member fee, even though I have never been a member. So it cost $7 to enter a $3 handicap. I would not have paid the $4 club profit for a $3 handicap, but my friend who has brought several members to the club, paid so I could play. We had a great time playing, but afterwards we felt a little ripped off. My friend paid $8 in club profit to play $6 worth of our two handicap entries. I considered this a very good reason to not join this club.

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