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View Poll Results: If you have one course for two days, how would you set up a tournament?
One tournament, one round per day, tee times, all divisions, 144 player cap 1 7.14%
2 tournaments, 2 rounds per day, shotgun starts, different divisions each day, 72 player cap per day 13 92.86%
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Old 07-20-2017, 06:24 PM
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You have use of one course (18 holes) for a full weekend (two days). Which way would you set it up?

One tournament, two days, one round per day with tee times, offering all typical divisions, cap of 144 total players

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Two tournaments, one day each, two rounds per day with shotgun starts, offering all typical divisions but split between days, cap of 72 players each (144 total)

If you were to be the TD, explain your rationale. If you are a player, explain why you prefer one to the other.
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Old 07-20-2017, 07:26 PM
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Option 2 just because my chances of being available one of the 2 days is quite high, but the chances that I'm available for both days are quite slim. So at least I'd be able to play in one of the 2 tournaments, but possibly both.

If I knew that id be available both days, I'd rather have option 1. But I voted option 2 for the above reasons

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Old 07-20-2017, 07:31 PM
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If everyone is playing the same pad/pin positions, I actually prefer to do two rounds with mixed divisions the first round then group divisions with each organized by first round performance.

While it might be frustrating for the top end pros to play with intermediates. And probably wouldn't work well mixing pros with n00bs. It's great for the lower skilled players to get a chance to play with the really good players. I know as an intermediate I always learn when I play with advance/pro players.

If different divisions are playing different courses - two days with different divisions. Folks playing the shorter course may get real frustrated by the pros playing longer holes. Happened on a one day tournament I played when the pros had 3 & 4 groups stacked up behind them. I didn't even return for the afternoon round.
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Old 07-20-2017, 07:44 PM
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I voted two tournaments. It's been awhile since I TDed, but it doesn't seem like a lot of extra work the second way. Even dividing the players who "cash" for merch over two days seems easier. And if one day was all or mostly pro divisions you wouldn't even really need to worry about that.

As a player it's a no-brainer, option two leaves one day of my weekend free. Especially if an out of town player.
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Old 07-20-2017, 07:49 PM
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I'd prefer a single day with two rounds over two days of one round each... plus easier on players with a long drive or coming from out of town.

That said, if the course is physically grueling or particarly tough, I'd enjoy the event more splitting the rounds into back to back days.
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Old 07-20-2017, 08:52 PM
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Ams one day pros the next is pretty much the norm around here. Easier on players (less days on road), allows double dipping, allows staff to pretty much all play one day or the other.

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Up here in Ohio for the summer, I've seen a lot of Indiana tournaments do it as two one day tournaments, with one offering advanced and rec and the other MPO and intermediate, which I think is a pretty good split. I like one day tournaments better personally because they're easier to plan for and attend, and I tend to have more fun at the one day tournaments myself. It also gives me the option of playing in Rec one day and Intermediate the next, so I can play around my rating at the top of a field and then challenge myself against mostly people better than me.
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Old 07-20-2017, 09:17 PM
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Well, depends on the course. As a player, the second option, because I can play 2 days and play twice as much as the first option. Or I can have the flexibility of choosing either day. Unless it's really an epic course, I'm not a fan of one round in a day, with tee times.

As a TD, my answer's the same, because my guess is more players will prefer the second option, and I'm doing what the players want.
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For the sake of discussion, let's assume that the course is challenging but not something that is especially grueling to play twice in one day...say in the 6000-6500 foot range in its longest configuration, max of 3 hours for a round.
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For the sake of discussion, let's assume that the course is challenging but not something that is especially grueling to play twice in one day...say in the 6000-6500 foot range in its longest configuration, max of 3 hours for a round.
One day, two rounds.
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