515 Disc Golf (Amateur) Des Moines, IA, USA

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MAIN LEAGUE PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/groups/515DiscGolf/

515 Disc Golf League Information

SCHEDULE

1. The 515 Disc Golf League (515DG) season consists of seven to ten rounds per quarter in a calendar year, for a minimum of 7 and a maximum of 40 rounds per calendar year.

a. Quarters run January through March, April through June, July through September, and October through December. This means that there will be between seven and ten one-round events used to calculate league points and PDGA ratings for those rounds played during each of the four quarters of the calendar year. (NOTE: Ratings can be calculated for current PDGA members only. However, should a player join the PDGA during league play, their previous round ratings will be available for viewing after they join.)

2. Dates, times, and courses for each week of 515DG play will be announced no later than the third day of each month via the 515DG Facebook page.

a. Once published, play will begin at exactly the scheduled and announced time. Any player not signed up and fully paid for that week by the appointed time will be declared ineligible for that week’s league play. This is to ensure those who have a limited time for disc golf get to enjoy the competitive side of the sport without having to devote an entire day to it and without the obligation to wait on others. In short, players should be on time if they expect to compete.

3. Courses used for 515DG play will vary and may include any of the disc golf courses in and around the courses located in the 515 area code; however, the courses most likely to be played include: Big Creek, Ewing, Grandview, Heritage, Pickard, Stable Run (Ames), and Walnut Ridge. Other courses may be included in League play -- depending on interest, permission, and League Manager discretion.


FORMAT

4. Each League week will consist of one (1) round of stroke play format using PDGA Rules of Play.

5. Two divisions will be offered during League play: Open and Amateur.

a. Players may sign up for any division they choose prior to playing their first round of the quarter; however, every effort should be made to ensure fairness to all participants. The League Manager reserves the right to restrict established, experienced players to the Open division at their discretion.

(1) The League Manager makes the final determination of the "establishment" and "experience" of a player. Players who disagree with the League Manager as to their skill will be given a full refund of their entry fee provided they make their disagreement known prior to the end of the scheduled player's meeting for the round in question.

b. There must be at least three (3) players to make a division. If less than three players sign up for one division, divisions will be consolidated into one Open division.


FEES AND PRIZES

6. Entry fees.

a. Open division entry fees are $7.00 per round.

b. Amateur division entry fees are $5.00 per round.

c. Fees are collected weekly and are only required during the week(s) a player participates in League play.

7. Prizes. Divisional prizes are based on the number of league entrants for that week. Approximately 40% of the entries will be paid out in prizes (at the League Manager's discretion) based on the number of entries.

a. Open entry fees are distributed thusly:

(1) $.50 per player is collected for the PDGA as League fees;

(2) $.25 per player is collected to support the Des Moines Disc Golf Club (DMDGC);

(3) $.25 per player is collected for the fee charged by Disc Golf United for online hosting and collating league data;

(4) $1.00 per player is collected for the League Manager to offset League expenses; and

(5) $5.00 per player is collected for distribution as divisional prizes.

(a) Added cash. $1.00 from each entry in the Amateur division is added to the Open purse.

b. Amateur entry fees are distributed thusly:

(1) $.50 per player is collected for the PDGA as League fees;

(2) $.25 per player is collected to support the DMDGC;

(3) $.25 per player is collected for the fee charged by Disc Golf United for online hosting and collating league data;

(4) $1.00 per player is collected for the League Manager to offset
League expenses

(5) $1.00 per player is collected to supplement the Open prize fund; and

(6) $2.00 per player is collected for distribution as divisional prizes.

8. An optional $1.00 closest-to-the-pin (CTP) fee may be collected at the League Manager’s discretion.

9. Prizes will be awarded in cash to all divisional winners (both Open and Amateur) upon the completion of each round weekly. Cash prizes will be distributed based on the formula listed in paragraph 7 and rounded up to the nearest whole dollar.


POINTS

10. Each player will receive the inverse number of points for their finish, per week, based on their place and the number of players.

a. If there are 23 players during a particular week’s League play, 1st place would receive 23 points, 2nd place 22 points, and so on down to1 point for 23rd place.

b. Ties will be given the same number of points. The next higher score will receive the requisite number of fewer points following the tie(s) based on the number of ties for a particular score.

c. If three players tie for the 10th best score out of 23 players, the three players tied will each receive 14 points. The 11th best score would then receive 11 points due to the three-way tie for the 10th best score.

d. Players who fail to finish or are otherwise disqualified from completing their round during a week will be given no points.

11. Points will be calculated locally and published on the 515DG page at www.discgolfunited.com no later than 48 hours upon completion of the weekly round.

12. Points are tallied at the conclusion of the final round of fourth quarter of league play in December. The players with the most points in both the Open and Amateur divisions at the end of the year will be crowned the divisional League Champion and awarded trophies to commemorate their achievement.

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