These tips are designed to help you understand certain procedures that ensure a fun and fair event for all and keep us on schedule.
Introduction to playing a Discgolf Tournament
Discgolf like most sports , operates with set of rules designed to ensure fairness and equality. One should, if possible , familiarize themselves with an introduction to the rules as they learn to play.
Along with the official rules ,one should also be familiar with the sign-up and scoring procedures prior to entering an event . These pertain mainly to the good enviromental stewardship that is expected.
Common sense and an introduction to Discgolf Courtesy usually serve as a good guide.
During play always 'keep an eye' and pay attention to your surrounding. This is important for your safety and the flow of the round.
Later on you may want to know the official rules of Discgolf.
Discgolf has a long tradition of welcoming new-comers to the sport, and experienced players always are enthusiastic to help new players along with the rules , or throwing techniques.
You can expect a warm and welcoming atmosphere and a great day outside.
Dress appropriately for a long and comfortable day, and bring some snacks and refreshments.
- Always watch the all the shots in your group, this will help find the discs and speed up play.
- Stay on the trails as much as possible and try to avoid treading on fragile plant life.
- Do not purposely break branches, they are natural obstacles and part of the game. Penalties will be given.
- Once a disc appears to be lost, everyone in the group must help search for it. You have 3 minutes to find it. If it is not found, you must re-throw from where you last threw the errant shot ( as close as possible). A one stroke penalty applies.
- As you play the course, always keep an eye on other fairways and other groups to avoid getting hit by a disc.
- The terrain is quite uneven so please walk carefully to avoid injury
- Do not litter, use the garbage bins please
Sign-up and the scoreboard
1.When you register you will be asked to fill out and sign your Player I.D. Card. That card remains with the T.D. (tournament director) , and he will place it on the scoreboard to indicate what hole number you will start your round on.
2.You will also receive a score card. You must keep that scorecard for most of the day to keep track of your score. At the end of each round you procede to the scoreboard and write your round total on the indicated box of your player I.D. Card on the scoreboard. It is important that you write your accumulative numeric total , not +(6) or -(2) but the true score. For example (55). Then leave your scorecard in the slot behind your player I.D. Card on the scoreboard.
3.The T.D. then reorganizes the scoreboard for the 2nd round, in an order that reflects the players performance. You will then see what hole you start on for the 2nd round. Grab your card and go to your hole.
4.After the 2nd round you repeat the process but this time you also add up your 2 round totals and then write in your final Total.
5.You must leave your scorecard in the supplied box by the scoreboard after you've written in your final score so we can verify your score and use it for statistics.
Scoring your round
*In the intrest of fair play , you must exchange your scorecard with someone in your group. You will keep score on their card and they will keep score on your card.
*After each hole is completed, you ask them what their score is and write it down neatly on the indicated hole # box. They do the same for you. When the round is over, you total the card for the player and give it back to them.
- You and you only are responsible for the score written on your card, so double check it, get the players in your group to double check it, and then write it on your scoreboard player I.D. Card. Any miscalculations are penalized. 2 strokes are added to your real score.
- Always write in your full name ( not nic-names ), division and scores clearly on your scorecard. This saves the T.D. valuable time and helps keep the event on schedule. Bring your ownwriting instrument.
- A fine 'Sharpie' is recommended.
A. Players should not throw until they are certain that the thrown disc will not distract another player or potentially injure anyone present. Players should watch the other members of their group throw in order to aid in locating errant throws and to ensure compliance with the rules.
B. Players should take care not to produce any distracting noises or any potential visual distractions for other players who are throwing. Examples of discourteous actions are: shouting, cursing, freestyling, slapping course equipment, throwing out of turn, throwing or kicking golf bags, and advancing on the fairway beyond the away player. Shouting at an appropriate time to warn someone in danger of being struck by a disc is not a violation of courtesy.
C. Refusal to perform an action expected by the rules, such as assisting in the search for a lost disc, moving discs or equipment, or keeping score properly, etc., is a courtesy violation.
D. Littering is a courtesy violation.
E. Courtesy dictates that players who smoke should not allow their smoke to disturb other players. Smokers should extinguish their cigarettes and carry their cigarette butts to a trash can. Disposing of cigarette butts by dropping them on the ground is littering.
F. A player violating a courtesy rule may be warned by any affected player, even if from another group, or by an official, with all players of the group advised of the warning. The player shall be assessed one penalty throw for each subsequent courtesy violation of any type in the same round. Repeated violations of courtesy rules may result in disqualification in accordance with section 804.05.