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Old 01-28-2018, 08:19 AM
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Just curious...

How many pdga events can a solid course reasonably support without dilluting player enthusiasm.

Assume there is a small staff to manage events, a stable of local players, interest in course from regional players, other equally challenging courses in area, and no sugar daddy sponsor.

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Old 01-28-2018, 09:26 AM
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It really depends what "solid" means. If it's a world-class course, or really any course I would consider a 3.5+, maybe 4+, I'd play as many tournaments they play there.
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Old 01-28-2018, 09:31 AM
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imo the number depends much more on the player base than on the course. burke lake in northern virginia is a mediocre course but will fill up 5-6 pdga events this year because they have a large active player base with a lot of disposable income.
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Old 01-28-2018, 09:33 AM
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I think one of the biggest factors would be how many other PDGA events at other courses in the area are run by other groups.

We run two tournaments a year at our home course with a small staff. Back in 2015, when there were very few tournaments in the Houston area, we could easily have run more tournaments and had ample demand. Now that there are more active groups and many more tournaments in the Houston area, it would be more difficult to run additional tournaments.

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Old 01-28-2018, 09:45 AM
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Between the Cincinnati club and the guys at the Nati shop, there are at least 15 events a a year at My Airy.

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So many variables. How many players in a community, how many other good courses nearby, how saturated the tournament calendar in the area is, and what constitutes success.

I have a pet peeve when a course holds so many events that they suck some of the attendance out of other events in the area.

For myself, I'd prefer courses not hold more than 2 events a year. Maybe 3. Other than targeted events (juniors, women, team play, etc.).

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Old 01-28-2018, 12:35 PM
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For myself, I'd prefer courses not hold more than 2 events a year. Maybe 3. Other than targeted events (juniors, women, team play, etc.).
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Old 01-28-2018, 02:21 PM
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I had requests one year as State Coordinator that would have put two different events run by two different teams on the same course for back to back weekends. I pushed back as I didn't want one event cannibalizing the other.
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As others have indicated, there's no singular answer because there are too many variables:

How large is the local player base that's interested in playing tournaments?

How many other quality courses are those tournaments being played at?

Are you talking A, B, C tier events, and how many players from outside the area are those events attracting?

If you're just talking about strictly how many events can a course physically endure, I'd say it depends on the property in the maintenance of the course. The way I see it, some weekly leagues are as big as some small tournaments.

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Old 01-28-2018, 03:42 PM
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Is the OP asking about how many times a casual player can get bumped because there is a tournament before said casual player doesn't bother to go there anymore?
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