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Old 09-07-2015, 09:13 AM
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Has anyone ever attended this event? I've recently started playing only to find this is played 40 minutes from where I live! My wife and I played the Lakefront course over the weekend just to get a feel for the course. FYI...it is horribly marked (no directions, no signage to speak of, hole #s and basket #s don't match, etc) for being the site of USDG Championship.

Anyway, I do want to attend the event to see good players play and I imagine the Gold Course setup will be fun to see and watch.

Is it hard to follow groups? Any idea of actual attendance? I watched last year's final on YouTube and while there were a lot of people there it seems like you could easily follow the final group.

If anyone has attended in the past and has any tips for attending, I'd appreciate it.
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Old 09-07-2015, 09:31 AM
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The final day generates a pretty big gallery, and it's easy to watch. You can walk around and see various groups, or just follow the lead group. Winthrop, especially Winthrop Gold, is very spectator-friendly.

You're right about the Lakefront course, but its flaws have no bearing on the Gold Course as set up for the USDGC.
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Old 09-07-2015, 09:36 AM
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Has anyone ever attended this event? I've recently started playing only to find this is played 40 minutes from where I live! My wife and I played the Lakefront course over the weekend just to get a feel for the course. FYI...it is horribly marked (no directions, no signage to speak of, hole #s and basket #s don't match, etc) for being the site of USDG Championship.

Anyway, I do want to attend the event to see good players play and I imagine the Gold Course setup will be fun to see and watch.

Is it hard to follow groups? Any idea of actual attendance? I watched last year's final on YouTube and while there were a lot of people there it seems like you could easily follow the final group.

If anyone has attended in the past and has any tips for attending, I'd appreciate it.
While I haven't attended the tournament yet, it is easily on my short list. The majority of the fairways have open space round them and when the tournament comes things will be considerably more defined. However, you do need to buy a ticket to attend, which can be purchased from Disc Golf United before hand. I'm pretty sure this is the only disc golf event with paid attendance, but a large number of people consider it the most prestigious event in all of disc golf. One thing that they do well is crowd control, making acceptable allowances to get spectators close to the action, but not have them impact play greatly. I plan on attending my self within the next few years, and hopefully I'll compete in it eventually.
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Old 09-07-2015, 09:38 AM
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Has anyone ever attended this event? I've recently started playing only to find this is played 40 minutes from where I live! My wife and I played the Lakefront course over the weekend just to get a feel for the course. FYI...it is horribly marked (no directions, no signage to speak of, hole #s and basket #s don't match, etc) for being the site of USDG Championship.

Anyway, I do want to attend the event to see good players play and I imagine the Gold Course setup will be fun to see and watch.

Is it hard to follow groups? Any idea of actual attendance? I watched last year's final on YouTube and while there were a lot of people there it seems like you could easily follow the final group.

If anyone has attended in the past and has any tips for attending, I'd appreciate it.
It's a great event, they put it on to be as friendly to spectators as possible. It's very easy to follow. The Gold layout for USDG is totally fine, it's nothing like lakefront
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Old 09-07-2015, 04:25 PM
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I'm definitely interested. For $10 entry you get a free disc so at least you have something to show for it. Although it is only for the first 1,000 people. I didn't see if that was each day or just total meaning you'd need to be there day 1.
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Old 09-08-2015, 11:32 AM
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Link for any potential spectators- http://usdgc.com/?page_id=80
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Old 09-10-2015, 02:59 PM
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Has anyone ever attended this event? I've recently started playing only to find this is played 40 minutes from where I live! My wife and I played the Lakefront course over the weekend just to get a feel for the course. FYI...it is horribly marked (no directions, no signage to speak of, hole #s and basket #s don't match, etc) for being the site of USDG Championship.

Anyway, I do want to attend the event to see good players play and I imagine the Gold Course setup will be fun to see and watch.

Is it hard to follow groups? Any idea of actual attendance? I watched last year's final on YouTube and while there were a lot of people there it seems like you could easily follow the final group.

If anyone has attended in the past and has any tips for attending, I'd appreciate it.
The spectators are kept behind the ropes while play is on. But you can easily view most of the course & follow your favorite player/group. Just recently they set up special passes to video people such as myself to go behind the spectator ropes & get close to the action! I'm looking forward to this event even more so than I have in years past as I think Mickey-B is wanting to win this one event bad!!
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Old 09-10-2015, 11:46 PM
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...but if mcbeth has his eyes on usdgc, he will win.
I'd say he has his eye on it. Been here in NC and SC for several weeks now playing Rock Hill every day. A quick jaunt to GA this weekend, and then back here I'm sure.
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Old 09-10-2015, 11:49 PM
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Has anyone ever attended this event? I've recently started playing only to find this is played 40 minutes from where I live! My wife and I played the Lakefront course over the weekend just to get a feel for the course. FYI...it is horribly marked (no directions, no signage to speak of, hole #s and basket #s don't match, etc) for being the site of USDG Championship.

Anyway, I do want to attend the event to see good players play and I imagine the Gold Course setup will be fun to see and watch.

Is it hard to follow groups? Any idea of actual attendance? I watched last year's final on YouTube and while there were a lot of people there it seems like you could easily follow the final group.

If anyone has attended in the past and has any tips for attending, I'd appreciate it.
Caddied last year. It'll be very easy to follow and spectate during the tournament. The gold layout is much easier to navigate than than the normal course. You won't be disappointed.
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Old 09-11-2015, 03:53 AM
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For me, the last day is the worst day to follow the lead card. Too many people compared to Wed, Thur and Fri. On the last day, I'll usually follow another interesting card.
Still, very good for spectating at all times.
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