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Old 01-24-2014, 09:30 AM
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Playing in first tourney this weekend

Going to play in first event this weekend. Non sanctioned local winter warriors event. No expectations, just going to see how it all works and get an idea of where my skills stand against some of the locals. It's my home course, so I know what disc/shot to play, but there is some decent players running around Denver. There is a few decently ranked pros that frequent local courses I know they have some sort of mulligan thing going on also, and I won't have any mulligans . I think the winner of last event posted a -33. I will be posting a plus 5 per 18. If they incorporate the Blair witch it could get ugly for me. I have posted some trip bogies back in the Blair. Not sure if you earn them through wins, birdies, just for attending....... Any way, I am a little excited for my first event. Only thing I know is I am not eating fast food hash browns before the tourney! Wish me luck.
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Old 01-24-2014, 09:32 AM
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Good luck!

Have fun with it. I played awful in my first tournament, but it still got me hooked to the competitive side of the sport.
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Old 01-24-2014, 09:53 AM
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Play the course and not the competitors on your card or in your division. Play your game - the shots you know and trust. Smile and relax - enjoy it! After a bad hole, just try to get a par on the next hole and don't overpower a shot or take some ridiculous line trying to make up ground. Usually bad things happen when you play outside your game after a frustrating hole. Good luck man, I hope you ace in your first tourney!
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Old 01-24-2014, 10:22 AM
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Good luck, even though it is non-sanctioned, I would still ask those in your group to let you know if you break any pdga rules just so you will know.
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Old 01-24-2014, 10:28 AM
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Don't sweat it; i played in my first WW at Jellystone (same series you are in) a couple of weeks ago. We scored -13. It was doubles format w/double birdies, so that's why winners can get a -33. Your partner will help bail you out, and it's a low-key atmosphere. Just have fun and learn from your cardmates.
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Old 01-24-2014, 10:29 AM
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Remember you are playing yourself, just try and improve your OWN score. Don't be intimidated, every tournament you play in you will gain more confidence and become more comfortable.

Humble yourself and let everyone know that it is your first time and they should be encouraging/uplifting. It's the guys who roll in like they are the shizzz, and start breaking rules, they get called on stuff real quick and make everyone want to fist fight.

It sounds cliche, but the one who has the most fun wins - and of course the guy who gets first place. Good luck my friend.
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Old 01-24-2014, 10:33 AM
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Set a goal for total score which is realistic, do not worry about what others scores are and stick to the goal, if you get in trouble or ob, stick to your game and do not try to throw shots you could not make in casual rounds, know the rules and HAVE FUN.
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Old 01-24-2014, 01:39 PM
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lots of response ........ I picked this event cause i knew it would be more relaxed environment for my first "competetive" outing. will play my game onm my home course and let it happen. it should be fun and some doubles or something like that could be fun.
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Old 01-24-2014, 03:06 PM
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After a bad hole, just try to get a par on the next hole and don't overpower a shot or take some ridiculous line trying to make up ground. Usually bad things happen when you play outside your game after a frustrating hole.
That's the truth. My first tournament back in october I had some bad shots, and instead of making a simple shot to get back out into the fairway, I kept trying to make nearly impossible shots and just getting myself into more trouble. Added a lot of strokes to my score by not relaxing and playing smart. The best thing to remember is to just relax and have fun, that's what the sports about anyway. Good luck!
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Old 01-24-2014, 03:12 PM
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The best thing to remember is to just relax and have fun, that's what the sports about anyway. Good luck!
THIS - I agree 100% - No worries my friend, just birdies.
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