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Old 06-10-2013, 10:04 AM
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Registered for the tournament at Jordan Creek PA on june 22. I've been playing less then a year and it'll be the first tournament I play. Entered the rec division since its my first. Any advice/pointers for a noob?
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Old 06-10-2013, 10:16 AM
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Registered for the tournament at Jordan Creek PA on june 22. I've been playing less then a year and it'll be the first tournament I play. Entered the rec division since its my first. Any advice/pointers for a noob?
Focus on your game. Don't get sucked into trying lines that you see the other players taking. Simply stick to what you do well.

Get there and check-in early so that you have plenty of time to warm up with a few drives and definitely take some practice putts.

Be prepared for a slow pace. Bring a stool if you have one.

Stay hydrated.

And most importantly, have fun!
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Old 06-10-2013, 10:49 AM
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Registered for the tournament at Jordan Creek PA on june 22. I've been playing less then a year and it'll be the first tournament I play. Entered the rec division since its my first. Any advice/pointers for a noob?
Bring an extra pair of socks if there is a second round and sandals/flip flops to help air your feet out between rounds helped me out.

Good luck!
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Old 06-10-2013, 10:52 AM
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Old 06-10-2013, 11:06 AM
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Keep reasonable, if any, expectations on your scoring.

There's a lot that's different about tournament play, so you'll be adapting to all that, so don't expect to beat your personal best, if it's a course you've played before, for ex.

Like Brad says, have fun, and do your thing.
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Old 06-10-2013, 11:06 AM
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Knowing the course helps a lot[which it appears you do].

Don't get hungover the night before.
Bring earbuds to blot out any gasbag you may be carded with.
Show the rest of the noobs[and a lot of ints] how to dress casual-professional.
Smoke downwind of everyone else.
Keep calm. Blowing a gasket will sink you faster than the Titanic.
If you're too keyed-up the night before and can't sleep, DON"T get up and pace. Lie there and let your body rest. Daydream of birdies, and voluptuous caddies who know the perfect strategic moment to take their windbreakers off..[Hmm, maybe not---you shouldn't be playing with that thing the night before either.]

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Old 06-10-2013, 11:35 AM
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Stool, socks, earphones. Cool thanks for the tips, wouldn't have thought of those.
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Old 06-10-2013, 12:15 PM
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Also, some people take the game a little too seriously. If you've never played a tourney before, you may be a little relaxed when it comes to rules. If you're already aware of all the rules, just ignore this post. Just remember about falling putts, mini markers, clearing the basket, and general etiquette. One, it will look impressive for a noob, and two, you'll be less likely to irk one of the more strict players.
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Old 06-10-2013, 01:14 PM
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Old 06-10-2013, 01:22 PM
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Stay behind all the other players until it's your turn to throw.

Don't move or talk while other players are preparing their throw.

Focus when it comes time to putt, do not be fooled into thinking "this is too close to miss" and don't worry about the other players thinking you're taking too long, they are taking just as much time, I promise.

Don't worry about your score until the game is over and even then, don't worry about it - getting even the slightest bit out of the "cool" zone will blow the entire rest of the game for you and you won't recover.

Ignore the inevitable grouch on your card who complains about everything, "screw him", he's in this for the wrong reason.

Have fun, have fun, have fun. The best way to keep your game sharp is to allow the joy of the game to keep you happy and in the zone.
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