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Old 08-26-2013, 11:27 AM
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This happens frequently with players that are new to the tournament scene and don't know which division to play. I did the same thing in my first event. I was told "If you've never played a tournament before, play Intermediate". So I did, and I won by a pretty large margin. It sucks for everyone else, but that is the only way you learn where your skills put you.
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:28 AM
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Also if I'm not mistaken, intermediate played monster shorts, not longs. But I could be wrong
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:29 AM
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I was there.

I think some of the tees may have been entered incorrectly as AM1 and AM2 played slightly different tees on Saturday. AM1 played from the Long Tees on both courses, while AM2 played from the Long tees on the Original and Short Tees on the Monster. I believe I saw some typos on the results.

AM3 played the Short tees for both courses. AM3 definitely had a couple of baggers, the hot round in round 1 was (-11) 61 and rated out 1,007. While the hot round in the second round was (-12) 60 that rated out to 996. The top 4 in AM3 was taken by 4 players with no PDGA # or rating.

A lot of comments were deleted from DiscGolfScene by the TD, a lot of bagger accusations from a couple of unhappy players.
Thanks for clearing it up a bit. It would make more sense if the Am2 played shorts on the monster.
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:53 AM
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He's played 9 tournaments since May without changing his rating more than 1 point in either direction. So either he's doing a super job of playing a different, very specific rating than his actual skill level, or he's actually an intermediate. It's my understanding that intermediate players tend to be either "hot" or "cold" in tournaments (high standard deviation) rather than scoring the same every time so whomever wins usually looks like they're bagging because they played so well.
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:59 AM
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Looks like they played different tees the second round.

http://www.pdga.com/tournament_results/100865
They play two separate courses, one each round.
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Old 08-26-2013, 12:07 PM
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First time tournament players play lower divisions. That's what they're there for. If they try to play Rec again, they'll more than likely be told they have to move up. I did see a Novice park a 390' hole (4 Original)
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Old 08-26-2013, 12:15 PM
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Just because you can throw 400' doesn't mean you have the other skills to compete in a higher division. When I was playing rec and had about 300' of distance, I played with another rec player who threw 450'+ but couldn't putt or approach and had no consistency. I beat him by several strokes despite his huge distance advantage.
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Old 08-26-2013, 12:37 PM
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Agreed. I just normally see it more with the Rec baggers than I do the Novice baggers
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Old 08-26-2013, 12:59 PM
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I have a funny feeling I'm trapped in some kind of Groundhog Day alternate reality where you inevitably end up in one of 4 threads.
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Old 08-26-2013, 01:11 PM
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So you're saying I shouldn't ask what Par we played?
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