Registration for DDGC20 opened this morning, and six hours into things, there were 100 players signed up.
While there are 44 spots still available, they are divided between two pools so space in certain divisions are apt to run out faster than others. Don’t be lulled into thinking you have time…check your desired division and see how many spots remain in that pool. The sooner you sign up, the better your chances of getting in.
DDGC20 is shaping up to be the biggest and hopefully the best yet. For the first time, it will be contested on TWO courses on the same site. At long last, Dragan Field is opening its second 18-hole course, and the DDGC will be played on it.
This development has necessitated some changes to the schedule. Gone is the noon start time. Round 1 will tee off at 10am. Also, the morning doubles round has been shelved because of this change in schedule.
The biggest plus of the addition of the new course is the field will be expanded to a 144 player capacity. Split into two flights of 72, every player will get a chance to play 36 unique holes during regulation. In addition, the top 6 in MPO and the top 3 in FPO will still play the DT9 at the end of the day.
Registration opens on Tuesday, February 4 at 8am. If you want to play this storied event, don’t wait to long to get signed up. Spots will go fast.
This year, our historical (in size) FPO division is getting some extra special attention. Central Coast Disc Golf, one of the most popular disc golf channels on Youtube, will be sending a crew to cover our pro women. They will choose one card to cover in round 1, then cover the lead card in round 2 and the DT9. The only unknown at this point is when the coverage will be posted (it will not be immediate).
This coverage is being made possible by some generous sponsors. If you’d like to help sponsor the coverage or the event in general, please use the contact page to get in touch.
Due to the way registration shook out this year, we’re making an adjustment to the Dragon’s Tail Nine final round this year. Instead of the top 9 MPO players qualifying for this nine hole round, it will be the top 6 MPO players and the top 3 FPO.
PDGA guidelines dictate that cut lines have to be at or above the cash line, and technically a final 9 is a cut. With only 12 in MPO at the moment, that means having 9 of them make the DT9 forces us to pay out 75% of the field. Rather than do that, we’ll cut them to 50% of their field and take advantage of our record-breaking FPO field by adding them into the fun for the first time. Our previous high for participation in FPO was four players so we couldn’t really form a full DT9 card without paying more than the top 50% of the field. Now we can do that and we will do that.
There’s more potential news regarding the FPO division, but we’ll save that until details are worked out.
Just got off the phone with Tim at Hawk’s Next Disc Golf in Ayer Massachusetts. Tim started his disc golf days playing at Dragan Field and now that he’s in the disc golf business for himself, he’s giving back to his old stomping grounds with a generous sponsorship of DDGC19: all amateur players will receive a Hawk’s Nest stamped disc in their player packages. This in addition to the usual DDGC stamped disc and a DDGC tee shirt courtesy of Latitude 64. Thank you to Tim and Hawk’s Nest Disc Golf for the support.
Also, back for year number two as a sponsor is Zanfel. Zanfel, the safe and effective topical solution for poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac, will be providing some of their excellent product for CTP prizes as well as informational pamphlets for player packages.