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.
We are excited to announce that Latitude 64 is on board as the title sponsor for DDGC19. As a part of the sponsorship, every entrant (pro and am) will receive a tournament shirt in their player’s pack. This marks the completion of the Trilogy Trifecta when it comes to title sponsoring the DDGC. In 2016, it was Westside Discs. In 2018, it was Dynamic Discs. Now Latitude 64.
As if there weren’t enough reasons to be involved in the Dragan Disc Golf Classic, Latitude 64’s support is making it even more important to get signed up ASAP. Set a reminder, bookmark the link now. Registration opens on February 1 at 8am, and as always, it is expected to fill very quickly.
We are happy and proud to have Dynamic Discs on board as the title sponsor for DDGC18. Dynamic has supported our event in one capacity or another for the last four years, but they’re stepping it up for 2018. As a part of the sponsorship, every entrant (pro and am) will receive a tournament shirt in their player’s pack.
As if there wasn’t enough reason to get signed up as soon as registration opens, Dynamic Discs is making it even more imperative. Set a reminder, bookmark the link now. Registration opens on February 1 at 8am, and it will fill quickly.
As we alluded to a few weeks ago, DDGC17 will be sharing the weekend with a Next Generation Tour qualifying event. With the launch of their official website, the Next Generation Tour released the schedule of all of its 2017 events including the qualifying event at Dragan Field on Sunday, June 4.
So who can play this tournament? The answer is anyone who has never accepted cash in a professional division at any PDGA, NEFA, or Southern Nationals tournament. The tournament will be played as a single division event with the top 12 finishers earning invitation to the Regional Championship on July 8-9 in Warwick, New York.
Just because the tournament is a single division does not mean that it is just for the best of the best. In addition to competing for the regional invitations, there will be an optional side bet available for players to compete in their traditional PDGA division against like players from across the country. These side bet divisions will include Advanced, Advanced Women, Advanced Masters, Advanced Grandmasters, Intermediate, Intermediate Women, Recreational, and Recreational Women.
The registration fee to play is $48 (does not include Dragan Field greens fee payable at tournament check-in). The side bet fee is an additional $15. For that entry fee, every player will receive a player’s pack valued at at least $65. Registration will open on March 7 for all NGT events and it will be done through DiscGolfScene.com. A direct link will be posted when it is available.
The field for this event is limited to 54 total players. If interest in the DDGC is any indication, it’s very likely this qualifying tournament will fill and fill quickly. When registration opens, it is recommended players sign up as soon as possible to ensure a place.