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Old 09-16-2020, 09:51 PM
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During covid distancing and various state quarantines, I would hope courses close for the week before a tournament.

Haven't experienced it in the normal times.
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Old 09-16-2020, 10:28 PM
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I would hope they do. If I am a local and my course is shut down for a week before a tournament and those people aren’t paying I would be fairly upset.

I completely understand your sentiment for the day immediately before the event, but are you really leaving water stations up unattended for days prior to the start? I also think back to those times I was on vacation in Arizona for the Memorial week. Being able to play the Memorial layouts for all the courses was one of the best parts of the tournament, way better than actually watching the tournament. If they were blocked off I would just write off the Memorial entirely. I guess disc golf isn’t for spectators, but we can at least be neutral and not hostile.
The park for DGLO has another 36 holes of pay to play disc golf, plus the disc golf revenue goes into the general fund. So, in this case, I am not sure how much impact the local players or course sees.

The course has to be set up several days before competition for practice. Water is usually part of the course set up for practice days.

I am not necessarily defending the process, just explaining how it usually works. I sure there may be exceptions, as well.

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Old 09-17-2020, 08:35 AM
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Played in a local C-tier last year in Atlanta. Showed up early to practice the course, and basically did what one of the posters above describe...

I was playing through the holes pretty quick and by hole 11 I was behind a local pro (Matt Dollar) and his girlfriend. Played the next 5 holes with the both of them. This was a heavily wooded course and Matt was throwing a bunch of thumbers... very accurately and making for easy birdies! Never really seen that before, so I asked him some questions regarding the thumber, and he was eager to discuss the nuances of the thumber and gave me some pointers. He seemed happy to do it

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Old 09-17-2020, 09:49 AM
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Reach out to Philo, he gives paid lessons. He offers both putting and driving instruction. He charges $60/hour IIRC.

FWIW after a lesson from him I'm driving about 10-15' farther on average.

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Old 09-17-2020, 10:46 AM
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Played in a local C-tier last year in Atlanta. Showed up early to practice the course, and basically did what one of the posters above describe...

I was playing through the holes pretty quick and by hole 11 I was behind a local pro (Matt Dollar) and his girlfriend. Played the next 5 holes with the both of them. This was a heavily wooded course and Matt was throwing a bunch of thumbers... very accurately and making for easy birdies! Never really seen that before, so I asked him some questions regarding the thumber, and he was eager to discuss the nuances of the thumber and gave me some pointers. He seemed happy to do it
Just don't brush shoulders with him!

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Old 09-17-2020, 02:11 PM
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I'd like to see the pros auction off a spot on their practice round card with half of the money going to EDGE or some other charity.

DGPT coming to your town, pros that want to drop into the local club facebook page and make a post. Everyone interested makes bids, one person that wants it most pays up, plays a practice round, gets some tips and some autographs, pro picks up some traveling cash and some money goes to charity.

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Old 09-17-2020, 03:42 PM
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Climo mentioned in a very old video that he gives lessons by playing you for $50 a hole
That's a good way to quickly learn or empty your pockets.
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Old 09-21-2020, 12:10 PM
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I think Steve Rico used to offer lessons out of Sylmar, but I'm not sure if he still does. A friend asked about him but he was unavailable so did a lesson with Super Dave, another established local pro.

In general, even the best DG pros can use the cash. Any socially appropriate method of contact ought to work for setting up a time, place, price, and expectations.
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