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9 hole courses and pdga sanctioned tournaments....Does the PDGA ever sanction a PDGA tourney on a 9 holer?
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Old 06-06-2011, 12:05 PM
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Yup, I played one at Bluemont Park with 3 tee pads per hole and multiple pin locations we acctually played 4 rounds of 9 with different layout each time.

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Old 06-06-2011, 12:38 PM
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Yes. What you do is post scores as 18-hole rounds so you can get ratings.
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Is this worth looking in to at all from a players perspective? I'm running a local event in October - I doubt any of the locals care if it is sanctioned or not, might likely scare them away to know it's a "real" tournament and they have to wear shoes and can't drink beer. So likely I'll keep it underground, but curious to other's thoughts, maybe it could draw in some outside players and show this town what disc golf can really be about (as we're trying to make the push to expand to a full 18 holes).

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Nah. This thread is seven years old, and Opti's last activity here was in 2016.
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Is this worth looking in to at all from a players perspective? I'm running a local event in October - I doubt any of the locals care if it is sanctioned or not, might likely scare them away to know it's a "real" tournament and they have to wear shoes and can't drink beer. So likely I'll keep it underground, but curious to other's thoughts, maybe it could draw in some outside players and show this town what disc golf can really be about (as we're trying to make the push to expand to a full 18 holes).
I think you answered your own question, depending on what your ultimate goal is. If it's to organize a tournament for the folks who already frequent the course and you think they'll bristle at the notion of sanctioned play, then keeping it "underground" as you put it is probably the thing to do. If you want to draw out-of-towners, sanctioning probably gives the event more weight in their eyes.

The tipping point might be how involved the property stewards (parks dept?) are in the event. Are you seeking their permission or involvement? Thoughts of expanding with some temp holes for the day? Sanctioning might lend some credibility in their eyes, plus the cheap insurance doesn't hurt either. If you're going more guerrilla style with regard to the parks department or the town, sanctioning won't really matter.

Good luck either way.
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Nah. This thread is seven years old, and Opti's last activity here was in 2016.
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Minimum for a round is 13. I've added 4 temp holes to a 9 hole course to do a 3x13 format that works well.
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Lunacy X is my PDGA sanctioned B-Tier held on two nine hole courses in Longmont, CO.

We play each course twice for 36 holes the first day and a final round of 9x2 on a harder layout the final day. We have filled it every year, this year it filled in 30 minutes and we currently have 38 players on the wait-list.

Eagle has played it. Joe Rovere is the current champ. Scott Stokely, Don Smith and players from 6 different states have signed up in the past few years.

So yes, you can not only field a 9 hole course in a sanctioned tourney, you can put on a great show if you do it right!
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