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Old 09-21-2020, 01:53 PM
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Default 2021 Elite Series and Majors schedule announced

NT, PT, and Majors dates and locations are officially announced:

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Old 09-21-2020, 02:31 PM
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Interesting - dropped the Memorial and picked Vegas back up.

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Old 09-21-2020, 02:55 PM
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Interesting - dropped the Memorial and picked Vegas back up.
I think we'll need to wait and see what manufacturers are the main sponsor for each event to determine why some events may be on or off the elite schedule. If either Discraft or the local team reduced their commitment to run the Memorial at that level or local constraints (no permission) prevented it, it won't make it on an elite tour that year.

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Old 09-21-2020, 04:26 PM
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Ultiworld talked with Jeff Spring, plus the TD of The Memorial, and both say the biggest issue was the inability to close Fountain Hills and Vista to the public during the event. It introduces conflicts and interferences every year, that elite events should be moving away from.

Maybe there's more to it behind the scenes, but that alone seems like plenty good reason to me.

https://discgolf.ultiworld.com/2020/...end-of-an-era/
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Old 09-21-2020, 05:37 PM
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Ultiworld talked with Jeff Spring, plus the TD of The Memorial, and both say the biggest issue was the inability to close Fountain Hills and Vista to the public during the event. It introduces conflicts and interferences every year, that elite events should be moving away from.

Maybe there's more to it behind the scenes, but that alone seems like plenty good reason to me.

https://discgolf.ultiworld.com/2020/...end-of-an-era/
I can believe that (I was a volunteer at Vista). There was a serious issue with a member of the public that almost got the entire course shut down, but ended up getting only one hole changed. We may never know why the Memorial isn't on the tour anymore...but....

Are you familiar with Vista? Hole 9 (normal layout) is south from the overpass on the left side of the lake. You throw over the water and come back to land or throw left over the sidewalk and come back. That hole was going to be 18 for the Memorial. After the Shelly Sharpe Tournament (where they 'test' the layout), a triple mando was put up. As I heard it, a member of the public was walking the path and got hit in the face by a disc....it required stitches and the city shut down that hole for the Memorial.

I'm sure the sponsors and Spinners On The Green had to scramble to get the new layout approved.

So no way to close down the parks, too many members of the public using the park, and slow downs/backups due to waiting for the fairway/throwing path to be clear. I even witnessed members of the public walking across fairways while the tournament was happening.

Another issue may have been players going into the water to retrieve discs....wading, etc isn't allowed in the ponds.

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Old 09-21-2020, 05:39 PM
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It's hard to edit after posting...so

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There was a serious issue with a member of the public that almost got the entire course shut down, but ended up getting only one hole changed.
That should be:

There was a serious issue with a member of the public that could have gotten the entire course shut down, but ended up getting only one hole changed.

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Old 09-21-2020, 08:47 PM
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So then Clearwater Minnesota Preserve a new tournament for the 2020 year is ran extra tournament at later date to fill in the Pro Tour nice, we can see what that course eventually becomes in the future.
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wonder if preserve will make use of both courses next year or go back to the combo

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wonder if preserve will make use of both courses next year or go back to the combo
Duh it was new course not new tournament. My bad. I made a mistake.

I hope The Preserve uses both of the courses the new one and the older permeant course they used in past. The old Combo was using for second course a Temp Disc Golf Course that was set up on the site of new course when it was an old Traditional Golf Course

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