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Old 09-25-2019, 01:32 PM
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They've posted some rounds from the Vacationland Open.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkp...oc800sC6iWN8jg

There are a few things to smooth out, but that's to be expected with a first DG video. Anyone know if they plan to continue filming tourneys, or if this is a one-off?
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Old 09-25-2019, 02:57 PM
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They've posted some rounds from the Vacationland Open.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkp...oc800sC6iWN8jg

There are a few things to smooth out, but that's to be expected with a first DG video. Anyone know if they plan to continue filming tourneys, or if this is a one-off?
It's not their first time filming. They have a number of events on their channel, going back a couple years. They also have their own page, NEDG Productions, where their stuff is playlisted and easier to find. I think they release under the ActonTV account because they work with (or are partially funded/equipped by) a local access cable channel in Acton MA.
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Old 09-25-2019, 03:37 PM
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Who's idea was it to use that course for an A-tier?

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Old 09-25-2019, 05:50 PM
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Who's idea was it to use that course for an A-tier?
Geez I hear ya. that course was pretty, but not A-tier material
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Old 09-25-2019, 11:29 PM
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Probably the guys who raised the money.
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Old 09-26-2019, 08:24 AM
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Probably the guys who raised the money.
The same guys who put all of the work in.

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What exactly is "A-tier material" when it comes to courses? I'm not going to pretend it was some sort of Gold level crusher of a course, but why does it have to be?

A-tiers are defined by added cash, not by course design. Generally speaking, A-tiers aren't tournaments set up for the touring pro level of player. They attract some, certainly, but most of that is a product of the schedule and perhaps the money rather than the courses. A-tiers are for local and regional players, including Ams. And there were Ams involved in this one (82 of them). The course suits them just fine.

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Old 09-26-2019, 01:40 PM
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What exactly is "A-tier material" when it comes to courses? I'm not going to pretend it was some sort of Gold level crusher of a course, but why does it have to be?

A-tiers are defined by added cash, not by course design. Generally speaking, A-tiers aren't tournaments set up for the touring pro level of player. They attract some, certainly, but most of that is a product of the schedule and perhaps the money rather than the courses. A-tiers are for local and regional players, including Ams. And there were Ams involved in this one (82 of them). The course suits them just fine.



Bingo.
Half the holes were wide open 200-250 ft shots... If you call that suitable then I guess we agree to disagree.
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Half the holes were wide open 200-250 ft shots... If you call that suitable then I guess we agree to disagree.
Having played the course (and the tournament in question), I'll just assume that I have a better grasp of the course's suitability than you do.

Judging a course based exclusively on video of how the top four players of the day played it doesn't strike me as the best way to judge a course's suitability for anything other than how it might have challenged those players specifically. And I've already conceded it's not a Gold level course designed to seriously challenge 1020 rated players like them.

The course was more than suitable for the 82 ams (and probably the MP50s and FPO too) that played the event. I never and will never argue that it's an ideal course to test a bunch of 1000+ rated pros. But it's the course that fit the TD's needs for the weekend, so it is what was played.
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Old 09-26-2019, 02:11 PM
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Half the holes were wide open 200-250 ft shots... If you call that suitable then I guess we agree to disagree.
I enjoy watching the top level players on the youtube vids. However, I hope disc doesn't go the way of ball golf and "Tiger proof" (McBeth proof in our case), all of the courses. Don't know but I'm guessing the guys/club who put on the event worked for less than minimum wage, if they even made any money, to put on the event. Did people who played the event complain?
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