The 2020 Lucky Disc Golf Open presented by Westmark Credit Union

PDGA logoFri-Sat, June 12-13, 2020 at Freeman Park in Idaho Falls, Idaho
B-tier · PDGA-sanctioned singles tournament

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About this tournament

This will be one of the first post COVID-19 tournaments of the year so it will much different than normal. All players and spectators will be required maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet, and follow PDGA, state, local, and CDC guidelines. Anyone who has COVID-19, is exhibiting common symptoms of COVID-19, is ill, or is in direct contact with someone with COVID-19, must not participate and may be asked to leave the event. Participants should not touch discs, bags, carts, or any other property belonging to another participant. Although we won't be able to enjoy as much social interaction as normal, it will be tons of fun and the competition will be great!

GENERAL INFORMATION
The 2020 Lucky Disc Golf Open will be held at the beautiful Russ Freeman Park and the College of Eastern Idaho in Idaho Falls. It will consist of 4 rounds over two days.
60% of the field will be eliminated after round 3 but they will have the opportunity to participate in a Second Chance Tournament at CEI during round 4. There will also be a "bring your own partner" flex start doubles tournament on Thursday afternoon/evening at Freeman Park.

REGISTRATION
Registration will close on Wednesday night, June 10th, at 11:59 pm. There will be no "morning of" registrations.
Please don't sandbag. Play in the division of your skill level, not based on how you're feeling that day or because you've been in a "slump" lately. Your skill didn't change because you're in a slump or haven't played much since last summer. Please be fair to other players and play in the appropriate division. Let me know if you need help deciding which division to play in.

SCHEDULE & PLAYERS MEETING
A players meeting will be held with each group before they tee off on Friday and a detailed information sheet for each course will be provided to each participant. Please them carefully because each player will be responsible to understand and abide by all rules and instruction on that sheet. Tee times will be posted on the PDGA web site at https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/45009 by Thursday morning at the latest. I will also post on the Facebook group to let you know when they are on the PDGA web site.

COURSE ASSIGNMENTS
Although I don't have tee times yet, I can tell you what course you will be playing on for rounds 1 and 2.

Round 1 at Freeman and Round 2 at CEI (order TBD)
Advanced
MP40
Open
MA40
MA50

Round 1 at CEI and Round 2 at Freeman (order TBD)
All Juniors
All Novice
All Recreational
All Intermediate

On Saturday, each group will meet on their assigned holes and start on their own at 8:00 am based on the time on their cell phones, with a one minute grace period. After that, standard PDGA competition penalties will apply for players who are late. Hole assignments will be posted as soon as possible Friday night on the PDGA web site at https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/45009.

After round 3, the top 40% of the field will advance to round 4 at Freeman Park. Round 4 is scheduled to start at 1:00 pm, but might may be delayed a few minutes if round 3 takes longer than expected. Hole assignments and the starting time for round 4 will be posted on the PDGA web site at https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/45009 as soon as possible after round 3. Each group will start on their own at the assigned hole and time with a one minute grace period. The same PDGA competition penalties will apply for players who are late.

Everyone who doesn't make the cut is invited to participate in a Second Chance tournament at CEI during round 4. It is also scheduled to start at 1:00 pm but might be delayed a few minutes if round 3 takes longer than expected. Registration will be from 12:10 to 12:40, then a shotgun start at 1:00 pm (unless it has to be delayed a few minutes). It will be singles format and cost $10 per person. Payouts will be similar to the standard tournament payouts with the top 40% being paid out. Open will be paid out in cash and all others in Lucky Bucks.

COURSE LAYOUT
CEI: The normal layout will be used for the entire tournament but there will be some island holes. Those islands will be clearly marked. With the exception of holes 11 & 12, anything not on grass will be out of bounds.
FREEMAN: The baskets at Freeman will be in shorter positions for rounds 1-3, then moved to the long positions for round 4. Baskets 1, 3, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, and 16 are the baskets that will be moved as long as we can get the baskets into the sleeves.

Markers are on the long pin positions of the holes mentioned above so you can practice the layout for round 4. The markers are 3 feet tall orange stakes with blue flags.

Currently there are two baskets on hole 9. The lower position is the one that will be used for rounds 1-3. The upper position will be used for round 4.

PLAYERS PACKS & PAYOUTS
All players packs and payouts will be done digitally (cash for open and script for amateurs). Players packs for amateurs will be the value of each person’s registration fee in Lucky Bucks (store credit to Lucky Disc Golf), plus a portion of funds raised from the raffle! If all goes well, the first installment (the registration amount) will be emailed before the tournament starts. The second installment and amateur payouts will be emailed within 2 days after the tournament ends.

ACE POT
• If you didn't pay to enter the ace pot when you registered, you can still enter as long as you do it BEFORE you tee off for round 1. The person doing tee times will have an envelope to collect the money. Please let them verify the amount as you deposit it directly into the envelope. DO NOT HAND MONEY TO ANYONE. We don't want any funds going from one hand to another. Please come prepared with exact change.
• If more than one person hits an ace, the ace pot will be divided by number of aces hit.
• If no one hits an ace, we will have a CTP competition on hole 1 at Freeman for the ace pot.

LONG DISTANCE DRIVE COMPETITION
• Lucky Disc Golf will donate $1 in Lucky Bucks for each player by division.
• Every participant will receive one free throw.
• Additional throws may be purchased for $1 each.
• You can't re-throw discs you've already thrown.
• The person running the long drive competition will have an envelope to collect money for the extra throws. Please let them verify the amount as you deposit it directly into the envelope. DO NOT HAND MONEY TO ANYONE. We don't want any funds going from one hand to another. Please come prepared with exact change.
• The winner of each division will win the Lucky Bucks for their division PLUS Lucky Bucks for funds raised from additional throws in their division.

RAFFLE
The raffle is going to be epic! Every player will receive one free raffle ticket. Additional raffle tickets will be available to purchase (see prices below). We have over $1500 worth of prizes so far including a big screen TV, a Zuca cart, one or two backpacks, an Innova Sport 24 basket, a couple of Fitbit Flex 2's, several Grip6 belts, and some practice bags. Plus we have a bunch of discs and other smaller items that we haven't even valued yet! This is going to be a huge raffle!

To prevent the spread of the virus, save time, and make sure you get tickets before they are gone, we strongly recommend you buy them in advance via PayPal or Venmo. You can PayPal my gmail account shanejhill, or Venmo @Shane-Hill-33. If you incur a fee when sending money it will decrease the number of tickets you receive. Please be sure to note how many raffle tickets you are buying. If you pay in advance, your tickets will be waiting for you in "will call" at the tournament. Here are the prices.

$3 each or
4 for $10
7 for $15
10 for $20
16 for $30
22 for $40
28 for $50
43 for $75
58 for $100
73 for $125
74 or more $1.70 each (you may round down to the nearest dollar)

The discounted price is per transaction.

We will be selling a limited number of tickets so once they're gone, they're gone.

The people selling raffle tickets will have an envelope to collect money for the tickets. Please let them verify the amount as you deposit it directly into the envelope. DO NOT HAND MONEY TO ANYONE. We don't want any funds going from one hand to another. Please come prepared with exact change.

You don't need to be present to win IF your name and phone number are on the portion of the ticket that goes into the raffle. But you will need to pay for shipping if your prize needs to be shipped. You can also have a friend represent you at the drawing as long as they have your matching ticket(s).

There will be separate raffles for each of the larger items so you can decide how apply your raffle tickets! Also, anyone can participate in the raffle. Tournament entry is not required.

SPONSORS
A huge thanks to our title sponsor Westmark Credit Union!
And our major manufacture sponsor Prodigy Discs!

And all our other sponsors!

Raffle Sponsors:
Zuca: $300
Chris Blanchard: $200
Innova: $199
Grip 6: $175
MVP Discs: $127
Many additional raffle prizes are being donated by Lucky Disc Golf and many other individuals.
Thanks to every one who donated to the raffle!

Discount Sponsors
Lucy's Pizza: 50% off pizza during tournament!
560 W Broadway St. Idaho Falls
2770 S 25th E, Idaho Falls
Motel West: 1 bed room $46, 2 bed room $52!
(208) 522-1112
Motelwestidaho.com

We couldn't do an event of this magnitude without these great sponsors! Please support them any way you can.

USED DISCS
Did you know Lucky Disc Golf buys used discs? You can get cold hard cash or a 20% bonus for store credit! If you want to trade in some used discs and save the cost of shipping them to us, bring them with you to the tournament along with a completed copy of this form. https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/2634/5032/files/Online_used_disc_certification_and_List.pdf?v=1583790035. We will have forms available at the tournament, but it will be much easier for everyone if they are completed in advance.

Please understand that all aspects of the tournament are subject to change due to COVID-19 or any other unforeseen circumstance.

Please contact me with any questions or concerns.

You can find updates by joining the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/619624491962241/?notif_t=plan_user_associated¬if_id=1590201880306069.

Also, please follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/luckydiscgolf/ to keep informed of all the hot new releases, great deals, discounts, events, and more!

Refund policy

Lucky Disc Golf is responsible for all refunds/cancellations.

Locations

Freeman Park
Idaho Falls, ID   Get Directions

Schedule

Thursday, June 11, 2020
4:00pm
- 7:00pm
FLEX START DOUBLES AT FREEMAN
Bring your own partner. Last group must tee off by 7 pm. $10 per player. No need to preregister and you don't have to play in the tournament to play doubles. Top 30% in each division get paid out in cash via PayPal or Venmo.
Divisions available:
Open
Advanced
Intermediate
Rec
Novice
All players and spectators are required to observe social distancing guidelines at all times throughout the entire tournament and associated activities.
Friday, June 12, 2020
9:00am
- 8:00pm
PLAYERS MEETING. ROUNDS 1 & 2 AT FREEMAN AND CEI
Players will have tee times on Friday. Tee times and courses will be posted on the PDGA web site at https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/45009 on Thursday morning. A players meeting will be held with each group before they tee off and a detailed information sheet will be provided to each participant. Please read it carefully because each player will be responsible to understand and abide by all rules and instruction on that sheet. Please email, text, or call with any questions.

After finishing round 1, all players from the card will meet at hole 1 on the other course and start round 2 exactly 1 1/2 hours after they complete the scorecard for round 1. Start time for round 2 must be confirmed by all players on the card before they leave the course from round 1. Please start round 2 on time. Late penalties will apply based on the PDGA competition manual. PDGA digital scoring will be used for the entire tournament.
Saturday, June 13, 2020
8:00am
- 11:00am
ROUND 3 AT FREEMAN AND CEI
Shotgun start at 8:00 am on the same course as round 1.
Hole assignments will be made on the PDGA web site at https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/45009.
Everyone will report to their assigned holes each group will start on it's own at 8:00 am based on the time on everyone's cell phones. A one minute grace period will be allowed. Players will be penalized if they are late. Standard PDGA competition manual rules will apply. Please avoid the problem and don't be late.
11:00am
- 1:00pm
LUNCH
Everyone should have at least 1 hour for lunch and 1/2 hour to change courses if necessary.
12:00pm
- 4:00pm
SECOND CHANCE TOURNAMENT AT CEI (unsanctioned)
The top 40% of the field after round 3 will advance to round 4. The bottom 60% are invited to play in the Second Chance Tournament at CEI which will also tee off at 1:00 pm.

Registration will start at 12:00 & a brief players meeting will be at 12:40. Singles format, $10 per player. Payouts will be cash for pros and Lucky Bucks for amateurs.

Register from 12:00 pm - 12:40 pm. Brief players meeting at 12:40 pm. Shotgun start at 1:00 pm.
1:00pm
- 4:30pm
ROUND 4
The top 40% of the field after round 3 will advance to round 4 at Freeman and will have a shotgun start at 1:00 pm. The time may be postponed a few minutes depending one when round 3 is finished.

Hole assignments and the official start time will be posted on the PDGA web site at https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/45009 as soon as possible after round 3.
4:30pm
- 5:30pm
LONG DISTANCE DRIVE COMPETITION AT FREEMAN
This will be done by division on hole 18 fairway starting with the lowest divisions and ending with the open division. Everyone who played in the tournament will get one free throw.
5:30pm
- 6:00pm
HUGE RAFFLE AT FREEMAN
Thousands of dollars in prizes! All players will get one free raffle ticket, but anyone can buy tickets and participate. Please maintain social distancing at all times.
6:00pm
- 6:30pm
AWARDS CEREMONY AT FREEMAN
All players and spectators are required to observe social distancing guidelines at all times, especially during the awards ceremony. All awards (cash for open and script for armatures) will be delivered electronically.

Player Divisions & Entry Fees

$10 additional fee for players without current PDGA memberships.
For help choosing a division, see the PDGA guidelines
$80.00MPOOpen
$70.00MP40Pro 40+
$60.00MA1Advanced
$50.00MA40Amateur 40+
$50.00MA50Amateur 50+
$50.00MA2Intermediate
$50.00FA2Intermediate Women
$40.00MA3Recreational
$30.00MA4Novice
$30.00MJ18Junior 18