We’ve added a new wrinkle to our registration procedure: early registration for sponsors. Limited to 18 spots per tournament day (36 total spots), players will be allowed to register a week early by paying a $20 tee sponsorship in addition to their entry fee. When those 36 spots go, there won’t be any more available until open registration starts on Tuesday, March 1. So mark your calendars and set your alarms.
Early registration for sponsors opens 8am on Tuesday, February 22.
Open registration for all players opens 8am on Tuesday, March 1.
For 2022, the PDGA has changed its competition guidelines so that active PDGA membership is required to play in B-tier events. As such, membership will be required to register and participate in this year’s Dragan Disc Golf Classic.
Because of this, RedHawk Disc Golf and Dragan Field would like to sponsor one player’s PDGA membership for 2022. The only requirement is that the player has never been a PDGA member before. So if you want to play this year’s tournament and do not have a PDGA number, contact us before February 26. On February 27, we will select one person from those that submitted their name and sign them up with the PDGA in time to enter DDGC22 when registration opens on March 1.
The Player Program with course notes is now posted. It remains subject to edit until Tuesday, June 1, at which point it will be emailed to all registered players in preparation for the tournament.
One significant note to observe is the two tee pads on Talon hole 17. Saturday’s players will be playing the (original) short tee. Sunday’s players will be playing the (new) long tee.
Read up and make sure to ask for clarifications of anything that isn’t clear prior to the tournament.
With the state lifting all COVID related restrictions for events, we’re expanding the field for both days from 96 (chosen to keep the total under the mandated 100) to 108 total players. In order to do this, we have divided each day into two pools of 54 and placed divisions in those pools in a “best fit” manner based on current registration/waitlist numbers. Waitlists will now run by pool, so if a player drops from pool A on Saturday, then the first player signed up for a pool A division (who may not be #1 on the list for that day) will be elevated from the waitlist.
Now an explanation on why 108 and not, say, 144 for each day. Parking to accommodate nearly 150 people is a challenge at Dragan Field. Heck, parking for 72-90 players is a challenge. 108 players is as big as we’re comfortable trying to squeeze in for a single day. At least until we can work out a solution to expand our parking capacity.
Capping each pool at 54 will allow for us to primarily utilize cards of 3 players, which will have the effect of keeping things moving more smoothly all day. We hope the result will be an even more enjoyable day for everyone.
Also, a quick explanation on the held spots for the doubles league raffle winner. No, we’re not giving away four spots. Just one. However, without knowing which division the winner will want to play, we are reserving a space in each pool. Once the winner is drawn, the unused spots will go to the first player on each appropriate waitlist. The drawing will take place on the Monday before the tournament, so waitlist players will have ample time to register and plan their trip to Dragan Field on tournament day.
DDGC21 registration opens on Monday, March 1 at 8am. Online registration can be found at DiscGolfScene.com. There is a separate registration page for each day (SATURDAY or SUNDAY). Players may only play on one of the two days.
This event always fills quickly, so set your reminders as needed to be ready to go at 8:00am on Monday, March 1.