Helix Disc Golf 1st Annual Bert Cotton Memorial Tournament Supported by Innova

PDGA logoSaturday, April 3, 2021 at Palm Royale Country Club in La Quinta, California
C-tier · PDGA-sanctioned singles tournament

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Tournament DirectorJon Berg
Assistant Tournament DirectorKeith Lindsey

About this tournament

TD NOTE AFTER INSANE REGISTRATION: Wow, that was insane! We knew it would sell out pretty quickly, but it filled up in less than a minute plus another 70+ people on the waitlist! Sorry to anyone who did not get in or experienced any technical issues. We can't control the processing system. We decided to close online registration because the waitlist was already so massive (most of those people will not get in either), so there's no point in adding more. If you were charged full price to be on the waitlist, your entry fee should be refunded. We are not sure if that happens automatically as the system catches up or we will take care of it manually. It is a lot to sort through, so please bear with us. We are amazed and honored by the interest in this tournament. Bert would be proud. At the same time, it's pretty overwhelming to see a signup frenzy like this.

We will do our best to get everything settled the best we can as soon as we can. Thanks for your patience and support!

Welcome to the 1st Annual Bert Cotton Memorial Tournament hosted by Helix Disc Golf and supported by Innova Champion Discs! This tournament is being held in honor of our fallen friend, Bert Cotton, who was co-founder of Helix Disc Golf and did so much to help grow the sport in the Coachella Valley (and throughout Southern California). We lost him last spring and this is our first annual event in is memory.

This is Helix's first PDGA-sanctioned C-Tier event taking place on our beautiful temporary 18-hole course at Palm Royale Country Club in La Quinta, CA. This is also an official SoCal Series event. Non PDGA members will have to pay an additional $10 at registration. Non SoCal Disc Golf Club members will be required to pay an additional $5 for entry.

We will have several different tee and pin positions for both rounds, on-course CTPs and other fun things. This is a trophy-only event for amateur players, who will receive an awesome player's pack with 2 premium discs and some sweet Helix swag! Pro players will be playing for cash payouts to the top finishers, with some added cash thanks to our hole sponsors.

MPO, FPO, MP40, MP50, MP60, FP40, MA1 and MA40 divisions will play Blue Tees - Round 1: 6,299 feet, Round 2: 6,178 feet (par 55)

MA50, MA60, MA2, MA3, MA4, FA1, FA2, FA3 divisions will play Red Tees - Round 1: 5,350 feet, Round 2: 5,453 feet (par 55).

This is a country club with a dress code. Collared shirts are required and please no denim shorts or jeans. Golf shorts and ladies' leggings are OK. This is a private residential community, so please be respectful of the residents and their property.

We will be observing any current COVID-19 and PDGA safety recommendations as of the event date, so please be prepared to wear a mask and practice social distancing in common areas. Thank you.

Refund policy

Helix Disc Golf is responsible for all refunds/cancellations.
Online registration closed
February 19, 2021 at 7:30pm PDT




Saturday, April 3, 2021
- 8:15am
Player check in and amateurs will pick up player packs. After check in, please proceed to your assigned hole. You can warm up and practice putting around our starting hole to minimize crowds around clubhouse.
- 11:30am
Round 1 - Shotgun Start
- 1:15pm
Break/Lunch. There may be food available on site (TBD), or you can go off-campus to grab lunch in between rounds. When you return to the course, please proceed to your starting hole for Round 2.
- 4:30pm
Round 2 - Shotgun Start
- 5:30pm
Sudden-Death Tiebreaker Playoffs (if necessary) + final awards handed out to top division finishers.

Player Divisions & Entry Fees

$10 additional fee for players without current PDGA memberships.
For help choosing a division, see the PDGA guidelines
$80.00FPOOpen Women
$80.00MP40Pro 40+
$80.00FP40Pro Women 40+
$80.00MP50Pro 50+
$80.00MP60Pro 60+
$60.00FA1Advanced Women
$60.00MA40Amateur 40+
$60.00MA50Amateur 50+
$60.00MA60Amateur 60+
$60.00FA2Intermediate Women
$60.00FA3Recreational Women