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I plan on playing my first tournament this weekend and was wondering what division to enter
Jr.,Novice or REC?

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Old 06-04-2009, 03:03 PM
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That depends somewhat on how good you are.... need more info to give a decent answer.
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If it's a course you play frequently, compare you normal scores to scores from previous events there to see where you fit in. (Though you'll probably shoot worse in than normal in the tournament).

If you play with people who have played tournaments before and know how your game is, ask them.

Since you presumably qualify for juniors, if there are other juniors you can just choose that division by default.
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He has 29 posts. That's rec for sure.


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That depends somewhat on how good you are.... need more info to give a decent answer.
Well on this course for 18 Holes in A I shoot 4 up
And in B I shoot 8 up for 18 holes

On the full 27 holes of the course I shoot 10 - 15
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He has 29 posts. That's rec for sure.


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Or has a life and doesn't have time to post 776...

But I know thats a lie..
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Or has a life and doesn't have time to post 776...

But I know thats a lie..
tee hee hee.
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It's really OK to start at the lowest division. If you win by a lot and people call you a sandbagger (which they will if it's close or not.) feel free to move up. If it's close then you may want to give that division a few more tries.

Either way good luck and have fun. Tournaments are a blast.
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Well on this course for 18 Holes in A I shoot 4 up
And in B I shoot 8 up for 18 holes

On the full 27 holes of the course I shoot 10 - 15
How does that compare to other people who play the course? And do you know what level those players are?

No one can rightly call you a sandbagger for entering the appropriate junior division. If you've only been playing for 0.7 years you probably could legitimately enter Novice too for your first tournament.

David's correct that a good way to gauge your skill level is to look up past events on that course on the PDGA site and compare your scores. But be aware that those events may not have played the same layout or number of holes that you're used to.
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Just jumping on his train to keep from starting another.

Using the course we play most often I am about dead middle of intermediate so I am thinking rec.

My wife could have placed second in the women's intermediate at the 07 tourney. I am trying to get her into one...she has a hell of a lot better chance than me.
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