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Major Tomahawk 10-31-2016 12:07 PM

This weekend, November 4th and 5th, will be the first ever disc golf club team match-play tournament. From what I understand, the format will only be doubles with alternate shot and 8 players on each hole. I'm playing #2 Open for my team, the Delta Windjammers of Stockton. That means that I'll probably have to play against the team of Locastro and Barsby some time during the weekend. Looking forward to a fun-filled weekend.


discgman 10-31-2016 12:20 PM

See you down there! Should be a lot of fun on a beautiful course. :thmbup:

Major Tomahawk 10-31-2016 12:29 PM

I forgot to say that we'll be playing Ryan Ranch in the Monterey area. See ya there!

JR Stengele 10-31-2016 06:45 PM

are they going to cut the tall grass on all the open holes?

Major Tomahawk 11-01-2016 11:02 AM


Originally Posted by JR Stengele (Post 3091996)
are they going to cut the tall grass on all the open holes?

I haven't play RR since the Worlds. Not sure what the course looks like any more.

JR Stengele 11-01-2016 11:29 AM


Originally Posted by Major Tomahawk (Post 3092228)
I haven't play RR since the Worlds. Not sure what the course looks like any more.

I'm going to have a chance to play it the following weekend and was hoping, if you had time, to let me know the conditions of the course and how hard it is to play. Good luck!

Major Tomahawk 11-01-2016 12:04 PM

I'd be glad to give you a report on the course early next week.

Major Tomahawk 11-07-2016 11:10 AM

Well, the Delta Windjammers didn't win the inaugural NorCal Team Challenge, but we had the most fun. We brought 25 gallons of a few different kinds of beer and made it a party. We took 9th out of 12 teams. We didn't play all of the teams there due to the format, but we did lose to the top 5 finishing teams.

United Flyers of Sonoma (UFOS) took down Santa Cruz in the finals. I didn't stick around for that as I had some football to watch, but I'm sure it was an epic match.

We used the same format as the Collegiate Championships for the tourney. Central Coast was there filming, the weather was great, and the course was in super shape. I was the oldest guy there (by far) playing on the top card with all of the young guns, but I held my own and contributed to a couple wins.

Did I say we brought 25 gallons of beer? More on the format later...

Major Tomahawk 11-07-2016 12:23 PM

Thank you to HighWater Brewing for providing the Delta Windjammers with the libations.

Major Tomahawk 11-08-2016 10:49 AM

OK, I have to apologize for some major misinformation...

Santa Cruuuuuuz won this event. What I saw posted a couple nights ago was the final standings after the preliminary matches were completed. UFOS had the best record, but lost to the DeLaveagans in the finals...my bad.

Congrats to Santa Cruz whom we had down by 2 holes only to relinquish the lead to them late in the match because we didn't birdie the two 250-foot holes. :wall:

Major Tomahawk 11-08-2016 10:50 AM


Originally Posted by JR Stengele (Post 3091996)
are they going to cut the tall grass on all the open holes?

No sign of any tall grass.

Major Tomahawk 11-10-2016 04:19 PM

There is now an article about this tourney on the PDGA main page. The article left out the Gold Country team that featured Nikko and probably the most 1000-rated players in the tourney.

As for the format of the tourney, I didn't really like it. Each card had 4 players from each team: A, B, C, and D players. A and B were partners and C and D were partners. Only A and C threw their drives on the first hole while B and D threw their drives on the second hole. That pattern followed until the match was over. After the A's and C's drove, the B's and D's would throw the next shots. Hence, it was alternate shot all day long.

Only one point was available for each hole, so basically, it was a 4 on 4 battle for each hole. I didn't like that. I thought it would have been better if the A's and B's battled each other and the C's and D's did too. Throwing a drive every other hole was boring for me.
After 6 matches of starting and stopping I found it made it tough for me to stay loose and warm. It was also difficult to stay in a rhythm for putting and driving.

Based on the luck of the draw, our team didn't play the lower, bottom-feeder teams. We played all of the top 5 finishers though.

Based on the way the matches rotated, I drove on the same holes all day. My partner with the big arm had all of the downhillers and I had all of the tough uphillers and longer holes. That was a little unlucky and fluky.

I still had fun, met some cool players, and would do it again next year, but would like to be moved down to the 3rd card since I don't have the explosive power that I saw from most of the other first card players.

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