The mission of Team Disc Golf (TDG) is to
provide a social environment to play handicapped disc golf during the
tournament off season and to act as a Fundraiser Event to benefit the growth of
the sport of disc golf in the Puget Sound area.
The TDG league consists of 8
Events, 8 Courses, and 12 Teams. In
order to keep the season short, each team will NOT play every team during the
regular season. There will be a random draw to determine team match-ups. TDG
will conclude at the Final Event with teams being matched up by the W/L/T
records (1 v. 2, 3 v. 4, etc). All PDGA rules apply.
COST & PAYOUT
Teams will “Buy In” to the league prior to the start of the season. Cost will be $200 per team.The required team “Buy In” will cover any Expenses, Prizes, Ace Pot, and the Course Improvement Fund (donated to local course projects). Changes to a Team’s Roster after the start of the First TDG Event will incur a $25 fee per roster change.
TEAMS & PLAYERS
Teams will have at least SIX, but no more than NINE players on the Roster. There are no division restrictions for a team, although a mixed team of Amateur, Women, and Open players would be preferred. Team Rosters must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the start of the First TDG Event. Players shall play in at least TWO singles matches in order to compete at the Final Event. After the First Event, players are required to have competed in a singles match prior to competing in a doubles match. Players shall only play in ONE doubles match per Event.
Each Event will match up TWO teams against each other for TWO rounds. The format for each round will be FOUR matches of handicapped singles and ONE match of handicapped doubles.If a team is short players for the round matches, then the doubles match is fielded first and thenall other matches are played as singles. Before the first round, a coin flip is used to determine which team will submit their roster for the first round.Teams will alternate for the second round.
Submitting and setting their team roster and collecting dues for the “Buy In”.
Coordinating with the opposing team Captain to determine Event match-ups.
Recording their team’s player round scores and the W/L/T records on the “Scoring Sheet”.
At the end of each Event, submit the “Scoring Sheet” to the Tournament Director (TD).
Host (or co-host) ONE TDG Event at an approved course.
If the “Host” team, preparing the course, layout, and any special course rules.
If the “Host” team, take care of all course arrangements and closure notifications.
EVENT SCORING Each player in a winning match will earn ONE point for their team.Teams will forfeit ONE point per player for each match that they can’t field.Any match ending in a tie will earn a ½ point to each player.The total team points for the TWO rounds will determine the W/L/T for the Event.The pre-Final Event W/L/T record shall determine team match-ups at the Final Event.The winner of each Final team match-up will determine the TDG Final Standings (1, 3, 5, 7, etc.). The Tiebreaker Rule used in determining the Final Event match-ups will be as follows:Teams will use the total Match Points from the regular season as the tiebreaker.If there is still a tie, the team that won the match-up during the regular season wins.If there is still a tie, all present team members will throw a CTP.The team with the closest TWO throws wins. Ties at the Final Event will go the team with the better pre-Final Event standings (1, 3, 5, 7, etc.).
The Ace Pot is included with the team “Buy In” and is for ALL the TDG events. At the end of the season, all Aces will equally split the Ace Pot ($300). If there are no Aces, then the Ace Pot will go to a CTP throw off at the TDG Final Event. The Final CTP, if necessary, will be available to everyone that participated in a match during the TDG season. If the Final CTP is not Aced, then the THREE closest throws will divide the balance (50%-25%-25%).
The PDGA rating system is used to determine the round ratings. The TDG Handicapping system uses the course SSA, Official Player Ratings, and TDG Round Ratings to determine a Player’s Event Handicap. All Players must have a Handicap prior to playing in a TDG match. Handicaps will be re-calculated before each Event. Any rated round that is SIXTY points below a Player’s Rating will not be used to calculate their Handicap for the following Event. A player without an official rating will use an "initial rating" established by their Team Captain. Be very cautious to determine a Player’s "initial rating". If a player with an "initial rating" scores 21 or more rating points above their Player Rating, then the match will be forfeited.The "initial rating" will be removed from the Ratings Calculator after playing TWO singles matches.Players with an “initial rating” shall play in TWO singles matches prior to playing a doubles match.
Doubles rounds will not be rated. Handicaps used for the Doubles matches will be determined by using the Better Player’s Handicap from each team.
The estimated Course SSA will be used to determine the “Event Handicaps” for each Event. SSA = Rating Points per Throw; 47-48 = 11, 49-52 = 10, 53-56 = 9, 57-61 = 8, 62-65 = 7