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Old 10-24-2017, 12:10 PM
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I will be running an all AM event in Northern AZ (2018) and am curious about player packs. 108 player max

What item(s) would you love to get, other than plastic? In the past, I have seen umbrellas, stools, rainjackets, stainless steel Koozie, sunglasses, etc.

The entry fee for this event will be between 60-75 dollars for INT/ADV and 50 for Rec (Rec will not receive the special gift, only plastic)

I am looking at DGA, Innova, Discraft and Prodigy for sponsorship. Trilogy does not offer a very nice tourney sponsor package.

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Old 10-24-2017, 12:47 PM
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something with the tourney stamp is what i would want. keep your stool as the only ones you would get that would be affordable aren't worth it. Umbrella, meh, most players already have 1. This is a tough question as i help run a b tier every year and we keep trying to out do our selves from previous years. We do a tourney stamped shirt with custom art work by a club member, tourney stamp disc, a stash mini(from Zing Mini) with sponsor logos and a spray bottle with a fan(From i believe falling putt). we had cool weather this year so the fan was meh but in past years its usually scorching.



with the amount you are charging though AMS will be up in arms if you don't give them value in the players pack. Its sad that i write that but its the truth.
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Old 10-24-2017, 12:49 PM
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Why not the special gift for Rec? Us Rec players like swag too. I thought the extra fees for INT/ADV usually went to boost payout, not to get a bigger player's pack.

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Old 10-24-2017, 12:52 PM
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with the amount you are charging though AMS will be up in arms if you don't give them value in the players pack. Its sad that i write that but its the truth.
^This is true.

A quality shirt or towel (or waterbottle) is always welcome in my player pack.

I don't want minis or koozie unless they are tourney stamped. Sunglasses and hats are hit or miss - I never use either so I'd rather not see those in player packs.

The only minis I like to see are "mini" discs - not marker minis, but like 'lil wizards or mini buzzes or any number of the new "mini" discs - those are fun.
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Old 10-24-2017, 01:11 PM
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You should give the rec players a special something aswell.
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Old 10-24-2017, 01:13 PM
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None of the above. Things you're offering are either things I already have (and I can only use 1 umbrella at a time, or sit on 1 stool)---or things I don't have because I don't want (sunglasses, koozie).

I'm not keen on players packs anyway, but of the non-disc items that are useful, a shirt---a good shirt, quality, with a good print design, not a list of sponsors---works for me. I don't need another shirt.....but at least it'll get some use.

But I caution you away from shirts, because you have to deal with sizes.

If there must be a players pack, I much prefer a voucher, and a selection of discs or other items from which I can choose. Particularly if it includes stuff with cool tournament stamps.

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Old 10-24-2017, 01:16 PM
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A personalized item is another good choice. Either a shirt/towel with the players name/PDGA#. A big doubles tourney I played at last year gave out Dyemax Truths with name and PDGA numbers on them.
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You are never going to get a good answer to this. Everyone wants something different. For instance, women would almost always prefer schwag to discs because most TDs just order popular molds that are too heavy and to OS for us. The main thing is to make sure you are upfront with the costs. Don't take 45 dollars from the entry fee and give someone a disc and a shirt. I think as long as the value is there, you shouldn't worry too much about what everyone thinks. Discs, shirts, stools, bags, someone will always complain, but if the value is there you should be fine.

The one thing that I will say, imo the best way to make everyone happy is to do a voucher to the vendor/vendors that are onsite. Say you want to do a thirty dollar player's pack, let them choose from the vendor. Its the only real way to make everyone happy.
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Old 10-24-2017, 01:40 PM
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I like stuff I can use. The Flint Town Flyers around here have taken to giving tournament stamped t-shirts instead of dri-fit. I do wear dri-fits to play in, during the summer, but don't wear them otherwise.....and I have a few dozen. The t-shirts are great and I can wear them anytime. Socks are really cool, if they are smart wool. I have enough discs, minis, umbrellas, stools......a jacket might be cool.
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^yea Ice Bowl hoodies and sweatshirts are nice.
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