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.