Kevin RevKev Clark  › Break the Chains   March 10, 2011 at 12:32pm

Recreational or Intermediate?

As far as this tournament goes, the first question to ask yourself, is--do you want to play 18 holes or 36 holes?

RECREATIONAL players will play one round of 18 holes in the morning, then receive their prizes after lunch.

INTERMEDIATE players will return after lunch, regroup according to score, and play a second round of 18 holes.

The Professional Disc Golf Association suggests the following guidelines for determining which division you belong in:

INTERMEDIATE -- Developing players who have played 2-3 years with improved consistency and accuracy. Throw 250-350 feet, make 5-7 out of 10 putts from 20 feet. Score range under 63 (for 18 holes).

RECREATIONAL--for players who have played 1-2 years and are gaining consistency and accuracy. Throw 200-300 feet, make 4-6 out of 10 Putts from 20 feet, learning different shots. Score range 63 or more (for 18 holes).

In addition, the PDGA has a NOVICE classification, we are not offering a NOVICE division in this tournament, so if you feel you fall into this category, you should definitely play recreational if you want to be competitive:

NOVICE--"For beginning and casual players who are learning basic Frisbee and disc golf skills. Throw 175-250 feet, make 3-5 out of 10 putts from 20 feet, can throw backhand with some accuracy. Score range 68 or more( for 18 holes).