Throwdown Hoedown Disc Golf Symposium Driven by Innova

Fri-Sun, March 10-12, 2023 at Camp Kon O Kwee in Fombell, Pennsylvania
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Staff

Event ProducerJ. Gary Dropcho
Hospitality DirectorLori Merriman
Nite Flite Glow Golf DirectorCameron Weber
Nite Flite Glow Golf DirectorMelanie Cherry
Throwdown Team Tournament DirectorEden Gonano
Throwdown Team Tournament Asst. DirectorDoug Cloutier

About this tournament

Camp Kon-O-Kwee 129 Nagel Road, Fombell, PA 16123

A semi-annual disc golf retreat to collaboratively strategize ways to grow the sport. Night and Day disc golfing and top rate accommodations in a beautiful setting will stir the mind and body.

Our vision for the weekend: promote equity, diversity, and inclusion in our disc golf community, strengthen the leadership and membership of our clubs, and provide fun, competitive formats for disc golf play.

Friday evening is a Nite Flite Glow Disc Golf event.

Saturday is a 27-hole Team Disc Golf tournament.

Saturday Hoedown includes dinner, Auction and Flymart, Keynote speaker, Putting Contest, Craft Beer Tasting, and fireside entertainment.

Sunday Disc Golf Symposium will present sessions on disc dyeing, clinics with Paralyzed Veterans, pitching sponsorships and partnerships, building strong disc golf clubs, and best practices in disc golf course design.

RESERVE YOUR SPOT!

VIP ticket holders (42 available) are "all-in" for the weekend events and includes 3 meals and 2 nights accommodations at the Cochrane Lodge with triple occupancy in private rooms, modern showers and toilets, continental breakfast, and a common room with fireplace. Linens not provided: bring bedding.

THS ticket holders (40 available) are in for 3 meals, the Team tournament, Hoedown (meal/party/auction/festivities) and Symposium; includes a one night stay at the newly renovated Harbison Lodge with bunkbeds in communal rooms, modern showers and toilets, and continental breakfast. Linens not provided: bring bedding.

TH ticket holders (18 available) are in for 2 meals, the Team tournament and Hoedown (meal/party/auction/festivities).

HS ticket holders (40 available) are in for the Saturday night Hoedown (dinner/party/auction/festivities) and Sunday's Symposium -- includes 2 meals and a Saturday night stay at the newly renovated Harbison Lodge with bunkbeds in communal rooms, modern showers and toilets, and continental breakfast. Linens not provided: bring bedding.

A' la carte tickets:
G tickets for just Nite Flite Glow Golf on Friday,
T tickets for just the team Throwdown tournament (includes lunch),
H tickets for just Hoedown party/dinner on Saturday evening,
S tickets for just Symposium sessions (includes lunch) on Sunday.

All who attend the event at Camp Kon-O-Kwee must complete a liability waiver. Firearms, alcoholic beverages, non-prescription drugs, fire accelerant, glass bottles, pets, and smoking are prohibited at the camp. Prescription drugs for all persons under the age of eighteen (18) must be turned over to designated group medical personnel upon arrival at camp.

THROWDOWN TEAM TOURNAMENT

Saturday morning and afternoon features a 27-hole team Throwdown tournament using an ideal roster of 4 players -- 1 open, 1 woman, 1 master (will be age 40+ in 2023), and 1 recreational (<899 rated).

TEAM MEMBERS MUST ALL USE THE SAME TEAM NAME TO REGISTER.
FIELD IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 27 TEAMS TO HAVE ALL FOUR MEMBERS REGISTERED.
Waitlists will be used


Cards will be sorted randomly by roster with no two players from the same team on the same card. A team’s 4 players' scores will be combined. The accumulated team score will be adjusted by their team handicap.

Total: Combined team score +/- handicap will determine the Overall winners to be awarded at the Hoedown.

Throwdown Handicap System
An Ideal team is made up of one player from each of the following divisions: Woman, Rec <899, Master (will be age 40+ in 2023), Open.

We have set the “scratch” team rating at 3600 (Open 970 + Master 930 + Woman 830 + Rec 870 = 3600). One stroke for each 10 points will be used for the handicap factor. Decimals .5 and above rounded up to a whole number.

"Ideal" Teams -- those that meet the roster requirements and have combined player ratings below 3600 -- will have their team score reduced by 100% of the difference between the team’s combined rating and the scratch team rating. Teams rated higher than 3600 will have their scores increased by 75% of the difference between their team rating and the scratch rating.

“Less-Than-Ideal” teams whose roster members’ combined player ratings are below 3600 will have their team score reduced by 75% of the difference between the team’s combined rating and the scratch team rating. Less-than-Ideal teams rated higher than 3600 will have their scores increased by 100% of the difference between their team rating and the scratch rating.

Players who do not have an established PDGA rating will be assigned a rating based on league averages or average score relative to other team members.

Team A Example: Woman = 840, Rec = 765, Master = 895, Open = 945; Team A rating = 3445. Team A has a rating below the scratch, so 3600 – 3445 = 155 handicap. With a ten-point factor (155/10=15.5), the handicap would be 100% of 16. Therefore, Team A would have 16 strokes deducted from their combined score.

Team B Example: Woman = 935, Rec = 890, Master = 975, Open = 1000; Team B rating = 3800. Team B has a rating above the scratch, so 3600 – 3800 = -200 handicap. With a ten-point factor (200/10=20), the handicap would be 75% of 20. Therefore, Team B would have 15 strokes added to their combined score.

Team C Example: Woman = 815, Rec = 905, Master = 870, Open = 925; Team C rating = 3515. Team C is Less-Than-Ideal (Rec player over 899) and below the scratch, so 3600 - 3515 = 85. With a ten point factor (85/10=8.5), the handicap would be 75% of 9. Therefore, Less-Than-Ideal Team C would have 7 strokes deducted from their combined score.


COURSE MAP, GROUNDRULES AND SCORECARD IN THE PICTURES SECTION.

The Throwdown tournament is a Charity Tournament Partner of the Educational Disc Golf Experience (EDGE) and will benefit EDGE disc golf curricula, clinics, and programs in Pennsylvania.

Refund policy

Pittsburgh Flying Disc is responsible for all refunds/cancelations.

Location

Schedule

Friday, March 10, 2023
1:00pm
- 3:00pm
Disc Golf Clinic at a local school district
6:00pm
- 10:00pm
VIP move in and Night Flight player check-in at Cochrane Lodge
7:00pm
- 10:00pm
Nite Flite Glow 18-hole disc golf round. Sponsored by Camber Disc Golf
Player meeting and Awards at Cochrane Lodge.
Saturday, March 11, 2023
7:45am
- 8:45am
Throwdown team tournament check-in at Kramer Dining Hall. Teams are requested to donate a prize to the "party-favor" giveaway. Individuals are urged to bring gently-used beginner-friendly discs to be donated to a needy organization.
8:45am
- 9:00am
Throwdown team tournament player meeting, sponsored by EDGE.
9:15am
- 1:30pm
27-hole round Throwdown team tournament, Driven by Innova. Singles stroke play grouped randomly by roster position. Shotgun start from the Long tees.
1:30pm
- 3:00pm
LUNCH at Kramer Dining Hall (included with VIP, THS, TH, T tickets)
VIP move in at Cochrane Lodge.
THS and HS move in at Harbison Lodge.
Flymart and Auction set up Kramer Hall.
Climbing/Boulder Wall Session 1 at Camp Spencer.
3:00pm
- 4:30pm
Throwdown Team Tournament Awards
Flymart and Auction at Kramer Hall
Climbing/Boulder Wall Session 2 at Camp Spencer
4:30pm
- 6:00pm
Flymart and Auction at Kramer Hall
Climbing/Boulder Wall Session 3 at Camp Spencer.
6:15pm
- 7:15pm
Hoedown DINNER, Flymart and Auction at Kramer Hall (included with VIP, THS, TH, and H tickets)
7:15pm
- 7:45pm
Welcome and Awards
Keynote address: Jonathon Cohen on "Volunteerism and Community"
8:00pm
- 10:00pm
Craft Beer Tasting, Auction, Flymart, Putting contest (Included with VIP, THS, HS and H tickets
Sunday, March 12, 2023
9:00am
- 9:45am
Continental breakfast at Cochrane and Harbison Lodges (included with VIP, THS, HS tickets) sponsored by Grip It and Rip It Disc Golf.
10:00am
- 1:00pm
Disc Golf Symposium at Kramer Dining Hall (included with VIP, THS, HS, and S tickets) -- Be present at 10am to win giveaways
Disc Golf PLAYSHOPS:
Disc Dyeing with Chains or Dye -- Howie Kocher
Building a Diverse and Equitable Disc Golf Club
PA Disc Golf Hall of Fame -- Chas Ford
Disc Golf with Paralyzed Veterans of America -- Jeff Shattuck
Disc Golf tee pad design -- Asa Bennett
Collegiate Disc Golf -- Rich Longer
1:00pm
- 2:00pm
LUNCH at Kramer Dining Hall (included with VIP, THS, HS, and S tickets).
2:00pm
- 2:30pm
CLOSING NOTES and fond farewell. Safe travels home.

Player Divisions & Entry Fees

$140.00 / playerVIPGlo/Tourn/Party/Symp 2nite/3meal
$100.00 / playerTHSTourn/Party/Symp 1 nite 3 meals
$65.00 / playerTHTourn/Party 2 meals
$50.00 / playerTTourney 1 meal
$55.00 / playerHSParty/Symp 1 night 2 meals
$25.00 / playerHParty 1 meal
$20.00 / playerGGlow Golf
$10.00 / playerSSymposium 1 meal
$55.00 / playerGOGlow/1 overnite
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