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Old 10-16-2017, 11:27 AM
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Made these for a recent tournament I ran, with really the intention of using for league play. I wanted a durable and easy to use way of marking CTPs, week after week. Never been a big fan of the landscaping-flag&sandwich-bag&3x5-card solution.

What I did is start with a standard mini clipboard, easily found on amazon. Then used a few small wood screws to attach small wood block to back of clipboard with 4" galvanized nail through the block as well. Have to do the nail part first by pre-drilling hole and pounding it in with the help of a vice.

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Old 10-16-2017, 11:52 AM
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What will you do for rainy rounds?

I am part of the group that uses sandwich bags, so I'm no better than the rest of yinz.

I do like this idea, solid job!
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Old 10-16-2017, 11:58 AM
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Thanks!

For rainy rounds, still use the ol sandwich bag over the paper or card, just with this holder instead of the flag.
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The problem is something like this is more likely to interfere with the flight of a disc than a simple landscape flag.
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Old 10-16-2017, 01:18 PM
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The problem is something like this is more likely to interfere with the flight of a disc than a simple landscape flag.
Good point, one of the downsides I grappled with, ultimately deciding that the positives outweigh the negatives.
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Old 10-16-2017, 01:19 PM
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The problem is something like this is more likely to interfere with the flight of a disc than a simple landscape flag.
My home course is a par3 ball golf course so we have these nice metal CTP markers (kinda of like the ones pictured here, but with a clipboard clip). Wouldn't use these in a sanctioned tournament, but I've seen it done. (the Nantucket Open had these...)




If I had to make some from scratch, I'd buy a bag of alligator clips, and some metal lawn stakes. No need for the board. Just clip on some water/tear resistant cardstock and have the stake going through the loop of one of those mini sharpies that have a key ring on the cap.
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The problem is something like this is more likely to interfere with the flight of a disc than a simple landscape flag.
That was my first thought as well. Those are pretty solid and unyielding. I can see a disc hitting it and stopping dead, preventing it from beating the previous CTP, whereas it might get slowed down, but it very likely would probably push through/past a landscape flag. For that reason, I wouldn't want to use the clipboards. That they aren't water proof is a negative as well.

What I do is tape sandwich bags to a landscape flag wire in place of the flag itself. I've got 20-25 pre-made in my TD kit...more than I should ever need but it's good to have back-ups. I feel like the all-in-one set-up is easier to deal with than the landscape flag punched through a sandwich bag.

I attached a photo. The only thing missing is the piece of card stock for writing names.
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The question of more interest given that we are heading towards the winter monts, is what do you use for CTPs for Ice Bowls when the ground is frozen?
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The question of more interest given that we are heading towards the winter monts, is what do you use for CTPs for Ice Bowls when the ground is frozen?
I don't change my MO, mainly because landscape flags insert into snow very easily. No real concern about frozen ground.
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We have had many ice bowls where might only be an inch or two of snow (not enough to hold the landscape flag), but the ground is frozen solid.
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