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Old 07-31-2013, 12:18 AM
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What's a fair way to determine what class you should be playing in?

I'll be playing in my first "big" tourney coming up in October (Vol Classic VIII). I signed up for the rec division a couple months back (tourney was moved from June to October), and I'm very familiar with the two courses involved with the tourney. Looking at the scores from last year, my average score on the two courses would fall at the upper end of rec/middle of intermediate. Should I stay in rec and reevaluate where I should be after the tournament? Or should I try to challenge myself and go ahead and try to move up to intermediate?

On a broader scale, what's a good barometer in general for what class you should play in?
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:27 AM
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Looking at the scores from last year, my average score on the two courses would fall at the upper end of rec/middle of intermediate. Should I stay in rec and reevaluate where I should be after the tournament? Or should I try to challenge myself and go ahead and try to move up to intermediate?
Stay in Rec for now, and see how you do. If you win, you can chose to move up to Int. Don't feel pressured to "play up" if your ratings don't indicate you have to. Most importantly, stay loose, and have fun.
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:31 AM
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Stay in Rec for now, and see how you do. If you win, you can chose to move up to Int. Don't feel pressured to "play up" if your ratings don't indicate you have to. Most importantly, stay loose, and have fun.
Hmm, alright. I gotta say, no matter which division I play in I cannot wait for this tourney. Two awesome courses that I love, three rounds in (hopefully) great East Tennessee fall weather, and a bunch of new DGers to meet? Should be a blast.
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:33 AM
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Stay in Rec for now, and see how you do. If you win, you can chose to move up to Int. Don't feel pressured to "play up" if your ratings don't indicate you have to. Most importantly, stay loose, and have fun.
I agree play Rec. no rush to move up at all
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:35 AM
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Playing tournaments can be very different.
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:37 AM
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Tourney play will most likely add strokes. Be it nerves, playing at a different pace, trying to be a hero, etc...

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Play your own game, don't worry how everyone else is shooting
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The only throw that matters is your next
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Old 07-31-2013, 02:39 AM
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A MA3 win doesn't mean crap as it is often the most erratic division in terms of attendees. Neither do practice round results.

To me the best barometer is the "had I played up" one (although its not always applicable as sometimes different divisions get different tees). If you conclude that after the tournament that you can't compete (not necessarily cash) against Intermediate players who played the same course then feel free to stay down until you can.
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:05 AM
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Play Rec for your first Tourny.

Remember to just throw what you know how to throw and to take a stroke to save a stroke.

Good luck,

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Old 07-31-2013, 10:39 AM
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Play Rec for your first Tourny.
That's what I'd have done, except there's no Rec division in the PFDO (well, I think they'll create one if people sign up for it, but it's not a standard available option).

It's good advice. Stay in Rec until you're ready to move up. Or until you're forced to move up.
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Old 07-31-2013, 10:49 AM
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Im from knoxville and jw which courses it will be at?
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