2nd Daegu Open – International Disc Golf Tournament

○ 날짜(Date) : 2013.4.27~28(2일간)
Sat 4/27 = All divisions (MPO, MA1, MM1, MA2, FA2, Kids)
—-Sun 4/28 = Only Pro & MA1 divisions (special Kids division)

○ 장소(Venue) : 대구광역시 환경자원사업소공원
Daegu Environment and Resources Park (DERP) — (18 Holes): http://kpdga.kr/?page_num=87000000&Dx2_id=kpdga&Dx2_lang=en&Mobile=Website&
Course MAP: visit the courses link: http://discgolfinkorea.com/courses/daegu/

 

○ 주최(Organized by): Daegu Disc Golf Association
○ 후원(Support) : KPDGA, 국민체육진흥공단, 발렌키, 종국이두마리치킨, 대구공무원노동조합 외
○ 협찬(Sponsor) : INNOVA CHAMPION DISC, HERO DISC
○ 참가자격 : 아래부문별 참가자격 기준에 준함

○ 참가 비(Tournament Fee) :
—-Tournament Fee is based upon your division
- 백두(MPO)․금강(MA1) 40,000
- 한 라(MM1),태백(MA2), and (FA2):30,000
- 학생부(Juinor): 20,000원(지역학생부 15,000원)
참가기념품(Souvenir), 중식(Lunch) 제공
—-Fee includes Lunch & Players Pack (New Disc & other goodies)

○ 신청방법(Registration)) : KPDGA website
http://smartplaza.net/?page_num=84030000&Dx2_id=kpdga&mode=read&d_id=10&Dx2_lang=kr&mobile&cate_name
NOTE: The link above is the “official” website for this event.

☞ 계좌번호(Bank Account) : 농협 150-015-56037927 조철안
※ 참가비 반환은 없으며, 불참 시 참가기념품 발송
—-You MUST pre-register & PRE-PAY for this event (maximum of 90 players)
**If you do not have a Korean Bank account, please contact James Pearson at james.discgolf@gmail.com or visit me on facebook (same name = James DiscGolf)

○ 신청마감(Deadline) : 2013.4.23화) 11:00
○○ 신청인원(Full entry) : 선착순 90명(각 부문별 신청인원 별도제한 없으며, 참가비 계좌 입금 자에 한함)
○○○ 조 편 성(Organize into Groups) : 2013.4.26(금)까지 홈페이지 공지
—-Your entry fee must be paid before the deadline of 4/23 at 11:00
——Maximum of 90 players (be sure to register early).
——–Groups will be organized and posted by Friday 4/26

 

○ 대회요강(Division)

백 두(MPO) – Professional division = Cash Prizes
금 강(MA1) – Advanced Mens
한 라(MM1) – Master’s division (if born before 1973)
태 백(MA2) – Intermediate Mens (and New players)
(FA2) – Only one woman’s division (**at the moment)
학생부(KID) – Under 16 years of age
지역학생부(KID) – Special Kids division ONLY Sun 4/28

○ 대회일정(Schedule & Program)

4.27 (Saturday April 27th) — ALL Division
- 08:00~08:45 : 선수등록, 개회식 및 대회요강 안내 = Registration & Official Practice
- 08:45 ~ 0900: Players Meeting
- 09:00~12:00 : 1라운드(게임 시작 09:30) = 1 Round (18hole)
- 12:00~14:00 : 중식 및 이벤트 게임 = Lunch & Special EVENT game
- 14:00~17:00 : 2라운드 = 2 Round (18Hole)
- 17:00~18:00 : 아마부문 시상식 = Awards Ceremony (Amateurs Division)

4.28 (Sunday April 28th) — Only MPO and MA1 & Special Kids division
- 08:45 ~ 0900: Players Meeting
- 09:00~12:00 : 3라운드(게임 시작 09:30) = 3 Round (18Hole)
- 12:00~14:00 : 중식 및 이벤트 게임= Lunch & Special EVENT game
- 14:00 ~17:00 : 4라운드 및 폐회식 = 4 Round(9 hole, Top 4 MPO Players only)
Award Ceremony (MPO, MA1, special kids)

 
○ 경기규정(Rules)
- 국제(PDGA) 경기규정에 준하나, 주최 측의 결정을 우선으로 한다.
- 디스크는 디스크골프 용도로 제작된 국내․외 생산 제품
—-This is a PDGA sanctioned event (C-Tier). The event will follow PDGA rules & guidelines. NOTE: some PDGA rules may be altered at the discretion of the Tournament Director (per PDGA guidelines for “small” foreign events).

○ 시상(Awards & Prizes) : 각 부문별 우승․준우승 트로피 및 부상
—- Winners will receive trophy and cash prizes (cash for MPO division only). The number of winners will be determined by the amount of players per division.

○ 경기방식 : 부문별 샷 건(SHOT GUN)방식(조별지정 홀 동시 출발)
—-Shot gun start for each round
○ 기타사항 (etc.,)
- 중식 이벤트 게임 실시(세부사항 별도 공지)
- 코스 및 기타사항(우천 등)은 KPDGA홈페이지 참조
- 출전선수는 스포츠 공제보험 가입을 권장하며, 경기 중 부상 및 각종 사고에 대해서 대회본부는 일체의 책임을 지지 않는다.
—-Event games will be advertised in a later message, but will include: ACE Pot, CTP (by division), Accuracy Challenge (circle game to win a basket and other prizes), Bag Tag challenge (additional bag tags will be available the morning of the event)
—-Please visit the KPDGA homepage for more information on players insurance and etc.

 

○ 문 의(Inquiry, for more information please contact)
- 한국인 참가자 : 백병욱(☏010-6535-0101)
- 외국인 참가자 : 제임스 피어슨(☏010-9204-5440)
- 국제 프로디스크골프 회원 가입은 KPDGA(한국디스크골프협회) 문의(이재영 국장 010-7223-0026)
—-For English speakers = James Pearson (cell phone #) 010-9204-5440
email = james.discgolf@gmail.com (or message me on facebook = James DiscGolf)
**FACEBOOK: Are you a member of one of our facebook groups?
“Disc Golfers of Korea” https://www.facebook.com/groups/104904042887989/ or
“Daegu Disc Golf” https://www.facebook.com/groups/335541173183190/
**For any additional questions, you can also get help by posting something on one of the two facebook sites above. Hope to see you during the event or out on the course some time in the near future :-)

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Daegu Doubles Disc Golf Tournament

FIRST EVER doubles disc golf tournament in Korea

WHAT —-> BEST Disc Doubles Tourney – (Bring your own Partner)

~ 제1회 대구 복식 디스크골프 대회
WHEN—-> Saturday Dec 8, 2012 (8:45 Players Meeting)
~ 일 시 : 2012. 12. 8(토) → 개회식 08:45
WHERE—> DERP – Daegu Environment & Resources Park
~ 주 최 : 대구디스크골프클럽(제임스 킴, 에릭 피셔몬)
WHO——> You and 80 other players who LOVE disc golf
~ 주 관 : 대구디스크골프협회
~ 참 가 자 : 디스크골퍼는 누구나
~ 참가규모 : 복식 80팀(선착순)
WHY—— > This is a fund raising tourney toward purchasing metal baskets
COST —– > 60,000 Won per doubles team (50,000 Won for Kids doubles team)
~ 참 가 비 : 60,000원/팀(어린이는 50,000원/팀)

DIVISIONS: (Current players signed up & PAID Status, MAX of 80 players)

(MPO) – PROFESSIONAL: 프로 (Red and Blue Tees)

(MA1) – ADVANCED MENS: 아마1 (Red Tees)

(MA2) – INTERMEDIATE MENS: 아마2 (Red Tees)

(MIXED-ADV) – “MIXED” ADVANCED: (Red Tees – Advanced Man (MA1 or MA2) player with either woman or child as doubles Partner – NO Pro players)

~ 아마1+여자 또는 어린이 혼복(MIXED)

(MIXED-BEG) – “MIXED” BEGINNERS: (Yellow Tees – Any “Mix” of beginner yellow tee player. NOTE: Beginner man player must be teamed up with either a woman or kid to play from the yellow tees – NO Advanced players)

~ 초보아마혼복 기준 : 여자 또는 어린이, 어린이와 초보 남자, 여자와 초보 남자

(W) – WOMEN: 아마여자 (Yellow Tees)

(K) – KIDS: 어린이(Yellow Tees)

**RULES about divisions: divisions are determined by the “BEST” player in the doubles team: If an advanced (MA1) and professional (MPO) player play together as a doubles pair, they would play in the Professional (MPO) division.
~ 참가 파트너는 각자 정하여 등록한다.
~ 참가 부문은 2명 중에 잘하는 사람의 레벨 등에 따라 결정된다.
만약 2명이 상급자와 프로부문에 선수라면 프로부문(Blue Tees) 경기에 참가해야한다.

**RULES about playing BEST Disc Doubles: 1) both players throw, 2) doubles team decides which disc placement is better (“BEST”), 3) both partners then throw from same “best” disc position, 4) REPEAT…
~ 경기규정
~ 2명이 순차적으로 디스크를 던진다.
~ 던진 디스크 중 디스켓쳐에 가장 가깝거나 던지기 좋은 지점의 디스크를 복식팀원이 결정한다.
~ 결정된 디스크 지점에서 다음 디스크를 2명이 순차적으로 던진다.
~ 홀 아웃 될 때까지 반복하여 던진다.

COST & PLAYERS PACK:
***Pre-Payment to: Woori Bank: 1002-237-578567 – Kim James
~ 참가비 납부계좌 : 우리은행 1002-237-578567 제임스 킴
~ 등록방법 : 디스크골프 페이스북

—60,000 Won per PAIR (doubles Team) – (50,000 Won for Kids division)
~ 참 가 비 : 60,000원/팀(어린이는 50,000원/팀)
—Custom Stamp Disc: Champions Mamba = Yellow Tees, Pro Glow Roc = Adv
-기념디스크(프로, 아마1,2 “락”, 나머지 참가자 “맘바), 미니디스크, 및 중식 제공
—Mini “driver” disc
—Lunch
—CTP Prizes for each division (One disc per division)
—PRIZES Per Division: The number of prizes per division will be based upon the number of teams in each division. NOTE: one disc for each member of a doubles team.
***1-4 pairs in a division = Only 1st place prize
***5-9 pairs in a division = 1st and 2nd place prizes
***10 + pairs in a division = 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes
~ 시상(부별 참가규모에 따라 시상)
~ 1-4팀 참석 : 1위 만 시상
~ 5-9팀 참석 : 1, 2위 시상
~ 10팀 이상 참석 : 1, 2, 3위 시상(사정에 따라 2위까지 시상할 수 있음)

SPECIAL GAMES:
**Accuracy Challenge Game: Prizes = New Basket, discs, shirts, visors…
—-> 2000 Won = 1 throw, 5000 Won = 3 throws
**Raffle Ticket (Lottery) Game: Prizes = New Basket, discs, shirts, visors…
—-> 2000 Won = 1 ticket, 5000 Won = 3 tickets, 20 000 Won = 15 tickets
**ACE POT = 2000 Won entry, winner take all (or split for multiple ACES)
—-> NOTE: if no player hits an ACE, there will be a special play off.
이벤트 게임
- 도전 정확도 게임 : 등록비 5,000원에 3회 참가 → 디스켓쳐, 셔츠 외
- 행운권 추첨 게임 : 2,000원 1장, 5,000원 3장, 20,000원 15장 → 디스켓쳐, 셔츠 외
- 홀인원 게임 : 등록비 2천원
- 미니게임 : 등록비 없음(퍼팅 및 롱 기스트) → 소정의 상품

GAMES with MINI “driver” disc – FREE to play
**Mini basket putting competition
**Mini longest driving competition

SCHEDULE: (Early start due to earlier sunset) 대회일정
07:45 – 08:40 = Registration & Practice 등록 및 개별연습
08:45 – 09:15 = Players Meeting & Going to starting tee 개회식 및 이동
09:15 – 11:45 = Start of First Round 오전 라운딩
11:45 – 13:00 = Lunch & Special Games 점심 및 이벤트 게임
13:00 – 15:30 = Start of Second Round 오후 라운딩
15:30 – 16:00 = MORE Special Games 결선 이벤트 게임 등
16:30 = Awards Ceremony 시상식

CFR DISCS – (Champion Fund Raising) Discs will be for sale: One of a kind custom stamp discs – All profits from disc sales will go toward the purchase of metal baskets (to be purchased some time next year).

CONTACTS
**More Information = James Pearson (email is preferred – james.discgolf@gmail.com)

**Rules & Games = Eric Fitzsimons (Tournament Director 010-5209-8131 – ericfitzsimons@yahoo.com)

**Money Payments = James Kim (010-9982-8818 – humevelt@gmail.com)
대회관련 문의
- 게임 및 경기규정 : 에릭 피셔몬(010-5209-8131 – TD)
- 등록 및 이벤트 게임비 : 제임스 킴(010-9982-8818)
○ 기타사항
- 등록마감은 80팀 선착순 마감이며, 마감일자는 추후 공지

Come and join us for an excellent day of disc golf at the D.E.R.P.

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Let’s Plan! :)

I want to first say that I am in no way complaining. I know it takes a ton of energy to plan and run a tournament. I personally do not have the energy to do so. I am trying top make a simple suggestion, and give some examples of my experience, to help out the people who do run tournaments here. preplanning

*** I think the key problem that a lot of players are having here is that we do not know when the tournaments are, and what will be taking place at tournaments ahead of time.

As a matter of fact I am running this information website and I am not sure about almost ANY of the upcoming events. The only information I have is that there is some monthly in Gyeonjgu that I have no info about except the date, and some possible dates for the National Tournaments at the end of the summer.

Before I commit to go and play a tournament, especially when it involves money and travel time, I want to know what I am going to get. Let me show you an example of a tournament flyer that is very nice.

This flyer was out 2 months before the tournament.

Awesome things about this flyer:

1) It tells me the schedule of events.

2) It tells me what I am getting. The top 40% of the players will receive a prize. Pros will be getting cash, amateurs will be getting merchandise. There are standard payout structures made by PDGA.

3) I know how many holes I will be playing for my money. (2 rounds of 18 holes)

4) It tells me how to register. (I should call to get on the list and bring cash the day of the event.)

5) Doesn’t look like there is a players pack or lunch. (That’s fine, and I know that if I want to play the tourney I should not expect this.

Now with this information I know what I am getting for my money. I can make plans 2 months ahead of time if I want to play. I know exactly what is going on. I think this is something we desperately need in Korea. We seem to be planning things last minute.

*** A key point that I want to make is that running a tournament does not need to involve any fundraising. As long as everyone knows what they are getting before they pay and play, we will be happy. If there is a 10 person/10$ buy-in tournament, Pay 1st 40$, 2nd 30$, 3rd 20$, 4th 10$. No need to buy lunches, get shirts, or get tournament discs. If you WANT to do these things, figure the price into the entry, and tell everyone exactly what they are paying for. These are awesome extras, but they are a lot of work and planning that doesn’t add to much the the actual competitive tournament.

I hope this site can be used as a great resource for events in Korea.

***Tournament makers and directors: If you are going to have a tournament, fully plan it a month or two ahead of time, make a flyer, and email me. If you email me the flyer I can add the flyer to the front page, and schedule of events in a mater of minutes.

Let’s get this stuff planned and on the site so we don’t have to worry about things changing last minute. I think we have all experienced that a few times in our recent tournaments. We don’t have much experience running these types of things and it is hard to think of everything. Let’s do it far ahead of time. These simple fliers can also be done with simple monthlies and weeklies.

Again, I want to say that I really appreciate all the efforts tournament organizers are making. I have had great fun playing all of the tournaments in Korea. I have played a lot of tournaments and i kind of know how things go. I am worried for the newer players that do not know what to expect and are not getting information ahead of time. It is a lot of work to run a tournament and I have yet to do it. We are growing as a sport and we are still working out the bumps. I hope this helps a little. :)

-Dhop545-

#31966

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Kansas City Wide Open Streaming!

Watch live coverage of the Kansas City Wide Open this weekend. If you don’t see it live they usually try to keep the stream looping.

http://discgolfplanet.tv/our-discgolfplanet-tv-portal

(I will try to add some updates soon.)

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Playing with Wind Pt.1 Driving

Hi everyone,

I wanted to write a quick post about playing with the wind. Playing with the wind is something that gives a lot of people fits. I defiantly have hard time playing with strong wind. Not only does it make the discs fly differently, but selecting a disc can be confusing for newer players. Today I will try to clear up a few small things for new players. Today I will deal with driving straight into a headwind or with the wind at your back.

The basic idea is pretty simple. When you are throwing into a headwind, your discs will become less stable. When you throw with a tailwind, your discs will fly more stable.

Why is this? I don’t understand? I don’t get it dude!?!?

Think of it like this. Think of everything from the discs point of view. When you throw a disc fast and hard, it will fly understable and flip. When you throw a disc slowly it flies stable. Now let’s add in some wind. When you throw into a headwind (let’s say 10miles per hour) the disc will act as if you are throwing it 10mph faster (and therefore will fly more understable). When you throw with a tailwind (same 10mph) the disc will act as if you threw it 10mph slower.

I added a quick chart below (ya, i’m pretty artistic):

SO… here are some general rules when you want to throw somewhat straight:

1) Throw a stable disc into a headwind.

2) Throw an understable disc into a tail wind.

3) If you throw a stable disc with a tail wind it will hyzer VERY hard and it will be hard to control. DON’T DO IT

4) If you throw an understable disc into a headwind it will flip VERY hard and most likely roll off some type of death cliff or into a rushing river (In my experiences). DON’T DO IT

* Understable discs tend to rise up as they flip but are easier to hit a line with because you can throw with a hyzer motion.

*** The best way to play in the wind is to use very stable discs. The worst thing that can happen to you is flipping a disc when you don’t want to. Throw stable plastic and bracket off a side of the fairway. One KEY to being able to play in the wind is throwing forehand and backhand well. If you can always throw hyzers with stable plastic it will help shave strokes off your score.

***** What’s the moral of the story? Well, most players will have a tough time playing in the wind. You score will be a little higher than usual, just remember so will everyone else’s. Try to stay mentally strong. On a windy day you have to forget what you normally throw. Take a good look at the situation and pick the correct disc for that day.

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First Annual Jeju Canola Open Flyer

The First Annual Jeju Canola Open flyer is officially up. Check it out it looks like a lot of fun!

SEE THE FLYER HERE

Jack Quinn and partners have been working very hard to prepare this event. Hopefully this will a big step in a long line of impressive disc golf tournaments in Korea. I hope everybody has a great time See you there if you can make it. :)

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How I Approach a Tournament

Hello everyone! The weather is getting better and disc golf season is getting in full swing. Lucky we have some amazing people in Korea who are creating some upcoming tournaments. You can see the dates of some of the major events on the schedule of events. I wanted to give everyone some quick tips and ideas that I use when approaching a tournament.

Pre-Tournament Days

1) Of course, in the weeks and months before the tournament you want to get your game up to par. You should be playing a decent amount of golf on a course, throwing some field shots, and putting often. Basically you just want to get your skills up so that physically you can preform as well as possible. It is also important to remember that many tournament last multiple rounds and getting your stamina up is very important.

2) One of the most important parts about playing a tournament is throwing on the course at least a day before a tournament. Bring your whole bag, don’t play with a group that needs to play quickly, and truly examine the course. It is easy to misjudge distances and angles the first time you play a course. You want to throw multiple shots on each hole. “Do I need to throw a driver? Can I get to the basket with a more controlled disc? Is there any danger on the hole that I need to watch out for on tournament day?” Don’t just think about the best shots, think about possible safe shots that might save you strokes.

***** A big key to “figuring out” a hole is looking at the hole from the perspective of the basket. At the end of playing each hole, take a few minutes to look at the hole backwards. It is easy to see what trees you need to miss right off the tee, when often the most important thing while actually scoring birdies on a hole is letting the disc finish with a proper flight. You can get close by knowing what happens at the beginning of the flight, you can park if it you know the end of the flight.

3) Be realistic in your plan. Imagine a hole that is 400 feet with ob reasonable off both sides. You can throw drives around 300 feet around max. As satisfying as it is to get that perfect throw leaving an easy upshot, how many times will you throw out of bounds? Also, how many times will your competition throw out of bounds. On holes where a monster throw will not score you a birdie anyways, maybe throwing a putter or mid-range off the tee, and taking your easy par, might gain strokes on the field.

4) Get your bag ready. Nobody wants to pack in the morning. Some things I try to keep in my bad are: pencils, towels, plastic bags if its rainy, a mini and an extra one for your dumb friend that forgot theirs, some snacks, hand warmers, and fingernail clippers.

5) Get to bed a bit early. Hey, let’s be honest, dinner and drinks with friends is often on the schedule, but you wanna keep it reasonable. Have a good time, but save some energy.

Tournament Day

1) Wake up early and get a little bit of food in you. It will help you later in the day to have some energy.

2) Get to the course early. Nobody wants to be in a rush when starting their day. Put on some sunblock if your pasty white like me. You will be outside all day.

3) Stretch! “But Derek, I’m not old enough to need to stretch.” Yes you are jackass. You are trying to throw something as far as you can, while lugging a heavy bag, while hiking across a huge course. Not only that, but you are taking large breaks between holes to cool down and tighten up. Just stretch so you can play tomorrow eh?

4) Get in some putting. Of course you should already have your putting confidence set up. What you are really doing is just getting the feel. When you practice putting on tournament day, don’t putt 5 times in a row from the same place. Go through your entire routine. Set down your mini, do your routine, putt like it means something. I personally switch from straddle putting and standard putting. My morning putting practice usually determines what I will do for the rest of the day. (Sometimes if my putting is falling apart I will switch mid-round, but I try not to.)

5) Play a few holes to get the rhythm. 18 holes is not really that many. Being tight on the first 6 holes can really hurt your score. Get out there and play some holes before the tournament. Not only will you be in rhythm, but nothing is worse that literally having your hand shake on your first few putts. Bang some chains before the round and you will feel much better your first hole.

6) Keep fueled up. You don’t need to eat a big lunch, but drink some water and eat a handful of nuts or something throughout the round. It sucks to get a headache midway through the second round.

7) Before the first round you’re going to want to decide how you want to play your game. Do you want to smash the first round? Do you want to play conservative? Do you care what your opponents scores are or are you just playing your best? I personally think that the lower divisions should play to their scores. The higher divisions might not want to let the competition get out too far ahead of them. If you beat your card on every round of a multi-round tournament you will do amazingly well for yourself. There is always the old saying “You cant win the tournament during the first round, but you can defiantly lose it.”

8) During the round play how you feel comfortable. Sometimes I like to play without talking to my competition even if they are my friends. I like to focus on the course and what I need to do next. Others, if I am not playing well or feel stressed chatting between shots might help me out. I also find myself staying focused on the present holes more if I don’t constantly look at the scorecard. Of course as the tournament gets close to the end you want to know where you stand, but think about staying focused on your next shot.

9) Last round strategy: This is when you need to decide what position will you be satisfied finishing in. If you just want to do your best, play your own game and don’t worry about the scores. If you will only be satisfied with 1st place, you might need to take some chances. If you are winning by a few strokes, don’t give any easy ones away. This is when you might want to throw some controlled shots down the center on scary holes. If you are losing by a few, you may need to go for some putts that may give you a bogey if you miss. Just remember, you need to decide what your goals are for the tournament.

10) Have fun. You will play better.

I hope you guys grabbed a few pointers for the next tournaments. See you out there. Good luck!

-DHop- #31966

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