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Michigan Professional State Championships

PDGA logoFri-Sun, September 18-20, 2020 at Tittabawassee Park in Freeland, Michigan
Pro-only B-tier · PDGA-sanctioned singles tournament

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Added cash $3,000

Staff

Tournament DirectorBrent Faubert
Course HeadTravis Moulton
Course Head AssistantMike Schiller
Course HeadEric Francis
Course Head AssistantRob Meyer
Course Head AssistantIan Granger
Freeland Player AnnouncerBrian Frowley

About this tournament

* TImes for Beer tent, concerts, flymarts may be updated closer to event date

Welcome to the 1st annual Michigan Professional State Championships

Just so everyone is informed, this year there is NO BERTH REQUIREMENT to register for this event. Berths are only being awarded only for the Amateur Championships. This year since we are hosting Pros separately, we are proud to award both the male and female Amateur State Champions(advanced divisions) free entries into the Michigan Professional State Championships. If the date for AM states is moved to after Pro states due to COVID-19, the 2020 winners along with the 2021 winners will both receive free entry into the 2021 Professional Tournament. This year also, there will be NO SKINS MATCH following the last round. However, there will be a Finals round. Details below

Each pool will be capped at 96 players. If FPO and Pro Masters do not exceed 96 players combined, they will become a combined pool. MPO will be its own pool. Each pool will play courses listed below in this order

Combined FPO/Masters pool
MPO- Sanford, Sanford, Freeland
FPO/Masters- Freeland, Freeland, Midland
Finals for all pools will be at Freeland after Round 3

IF FPO/Masters exceeds 96 players combined
MPO- Midland, Sanford, Freeland
FPO- Sanford, Freeland, Midland
Masters(all divs)- Freeland, Midland, Sanford
Finals for all pools will be at Freeland after Round 3

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Timeline

July 1st 12:01am- Registration opens



August 24th- (All week) All courses will be installed/modified for tournament layout (No Ropes yet)



September 7th 11:59pm- Registration closes



Week of Sept 7th- Caddy books will be emailed to all players (Hard Copies will be given to players at their course, morning of Round 1)



September 15th and 16th- Ropes installed. Player Check in- This will be a remote check in

If you do not check in, you will be assigned to a tee time in the morning/evening as first or last groups. If you want to avoid the early wake up or potentially finishing in less light, please make sure to check in.




September 17th- Assigned Tee times posted to PDGA.com for Round 1 for all divisions
All marketing will be installed (tee signs, elevated baskets)



September 18th- Tee Off (First Group will tee off at 8:00am and last tee time will be est. 3:00pm)

Coverage provided by Crew 42- Feature group will tee off at 12:00pm. There will be no tee times 15 mins before, and 30 mins after, to give Crew 42 the time they need for each hole, with intent of preventing backups. Feature group will include- AM winner, Most Current State Champ in tournament, Highest Rated Player in tournament, Local Area Pro. If AM states has not happened yet, 2nd highest rated player will take last spot.

Round 2 tee times and groups announced on PDGA.com

Beer Tent @ Freeland, opens at 12pm roughly

Flymart @ Freeland, opens at 12pm roughly

Longest Drive Contest @ Freeland- At your convenience, all day separate sign up on discgolfscene.com under Michigan Professional Distance Competition

Putting Contest @ Freeland- At your convenience, all day separate sign up on discgolfscene.com under Michigan Professional Putting Competition



September 19th- Tee Off(First group will tee off at 8:00 am and last est. 3:00pm)
Feature group will be lead card, which will have last tee time.
Following Round 2, MPO field cut to top 48(all ties move on to Semi Finals), Top 39 places will cash based off full field
**Following Round 2, FPO and Masters will also cut to 48 to move on to Semi Finals IF they are separate pools (all ties move on), if Masters and FPO are a combined pool cut to top 36 will advance to Semi Finals(ALL TIES MUST PLAY OFF, this is so we do not have any ghost groups on final day)

Finals for Distance Competition, following completion of last tournament round @ Freeland

Finals for Putting Competition, following completion of last tournament round @ Freeland

Beer Tent @ Freeland, opens at 12 pm roughly

Flymart @ Freeland, opens at 12 pm roughly

Concert @ Freeland, starts at 6 pm roughly, after last card has completed final hole.



September 20th- Shotgun start at 9am for Semi Finals, Feature group will be lead card, starting on Hole 1 with no groups on Hole 2 or on 15-18(given ties)

All ties for positions, qualifying for Finals, will need to be broken at 3rd Round course
Top 8 players from MPO, FPO will advance to Finals
Top 4 players from FP40 and MP40 will advance to Finals
Finals @ Freeland. This will NOT be a skins match. This is continued stroke play. Course will be a designated holes played from the Freeland course. Not specifically in the tournament order.

Award Ceremony. Those competing in Finals will have places announced, those who did not, will silently receive payouts, proceeding all awards.

Refund policy

Freeland Lions Club is responsible for all refunds/cancellations.
Online registration opens
July 1, 2020 at 12:01am EDT
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Schedule

The schedule has not been posted yet.

Player Divisions & Entry Fees

$10 additional fee for players without current PDGA memberships.
For help choosing a division, see the PDGA guidelines
$115.00MPOOpen
$115.00FPOOpen Women
$115.00MP40Pro 40+
$115.00FP40Pro Women 40+
$115.00MP50Pro 50+
$115.00FP50Pro Women 50+
$115.00MP55Pro 55+
$115.00FP55Pro Women 55+
$115.00MP60Pro 60+
$115.00FP60Pro Women 60+