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lilhat
06-30-2012, 10:57 AM
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C-tier
Sat 8/25 in Lexington

tourney homepage (http://goo.gl/n7GOn)
straight to online registration (http://goo.gl/8PzLJ)

charity event: no $10 fee for a not being a PDGA member
size: 58 in 2011 (http://www.pdga.com/tournament_results/73903), 70? in 2012 (http://www.pdga.com/tournament_results/93386)
course: private, 18 holes, mix of lightly to moderately wooded, lots of elevation change, lots of OB
red tees: women and novice men, 4700'+ total length, great 12' rubber pads on every tee
blue tees: all men except for novice, 5800'+ total length, great 12' rubber pads on every tee

Mike_D
07-12-2012, 12:41 PM
Thinking about hitting this up as long as i can get some practice in. waiting on practice schedule to be posted.

Adam
07-12-2012, 03:04 PM
I don't believe you're allowed to play there unless your an employee or during the tournament. It levels the playing field as most people are playing the course blind or haven't played it for at least a year, so that can be a good thing. I understand many people like to play the course beforehand to prepare for it, but IMO it cuts down on on the local advantage.

I haven't played the course before, I hope I can make the tournament this year.

Mike_D
07-12-2012, 04:33 PM
On their tournament website it says that they will open up for practice & that the schedule with me posted up at the beginning of August.

BTW i notice this

For amateur men...

Advanced Men (required for 935+ rating)
Advanced Master Men* (40+ during calendar year)
Intermediate Men (<935 rating)
Recreational Men (<900 rating)
Novice Men (<850 rating)

So i take it is if your current rating is above a set rating you must enter in the next highest division?
For non PDGA members this works in their advantage since they don't have a rating & can enter what every division they want & or sandbag.

MarcusGresham
07-12-2012, 05:07 PM
For non PDGA members this works in their advantage since they don't have a rating & can enter what every division they want & or sandbag.[/QUOTE]

That goes for any tournament really,though; not just this one.

lilhat
07-12-2012, 07:05 PM
Hey, guys. TD here.

Adam: The policy at Lexmark (my employer) is that you have to work on the campus or be escorted by someone who does. It's not a course/park specific thing... it goes for all of the property. So, we comply with the policy by holding practice sessions where one of us plays with our "guests". Last year, about 1/3 of the field played it blind... others being those that practiced, played in previous years, or work at Lexmark.

All: What kind of practice schedule would you prefer? Does the previous Saturday sound good (since you're out-of-towners)? Lots showed up for sessions that were the week-of last year but they all lived within ~30 minutes.

illyB
07-12-2012, 08:41 PM
Course is pretty self explanatory. Just show up early to check it out.

weeman
07-12-2012, 10:07 PM
I second Billy there. Played it last year. Everyone bucket save for one on the front nine is visible. The back nine is pretty fun with a bit more challenge.

Daniel
07-13-2012, 11:36 AM
Yeah, the front is pretty straightforward. A few of the front holes shoot through/between trees, so it takes just a bit of forethought. Other than that, as long as you can visualize lines, you'll be fine. I haven't played the back, so I can't say anything about it.

Mike_D
07-13-2012, 06:38 PM
Well to help level the playing field an open practice Sat & Sun the weekend before the tourny would be great. Also could have a Friday evening day before tourny practice.

Don't know if you want to keep non tourny players out by say a must be pre registered or register on site to get in to practice.



THANKS for the consideration

jobwilson82
07-15-2012, 11:16 PM
Well to help level the playing field an open practice Sat & Sun the weekend before the tourny would be great. Also could have a Friday evening day before tourny practice.

Don't know if you want to keep non tourny players out by say a must be pre registered or register on site to get in to practice.

THANKS for the consideration

Unless you are playing a championship course, practicing a course isn't really necessary. Especially for Rec/Intermediate players like us, Mike. Some of the best rounds I have shot have been on courses I've played blind. My first round above 900 was at Hobson Grove, blind. I was in 2nd last year in CVO after my first round at Vettiner (I had played the course one time, like 3 weeks after I'd started playing. Didn't remember anything about it.) I shot a 944 at Goat Path in December playing it blind.

Just go play the tournament and don't take yourself too seriously. Go have fun!

Mike_D
07-16-2012, 12:44 PM
I just hate asking other players on my card where the basket & hazards are on ever hole. If need be i will play blind. If indeed it opens up for practice i'm there. Got some family / friends up there to crash with for the weekend & day before tourny so no long ride & get out of the car cold play

MarcusGresham
07-16-2012, 01:45 PM
Even if you can't play it beforehand there's usually time to walk a course and at least have some knowledge of where you're shooting. You can even take a little notepad and leave yourself notes about what landmarks to aim for on blind holes.

lilhat
08-04-2012, 10:29 PM
This year's official practice schedule for the Lexmark Championship...


Saturday, August 18: 12-4pm
Thursday, August 23: 5-7pm
Friday, August 24: 5-7pm

By "official", I mean that someone that works at Lexmark will be on the course to escort you. The "official" policy is that non-Lexmarkers must be escorted. It's so "official". If you know someone at Lexmark and you setup another time to play with them, have at it. Without an escort, you risk having a security guard point you to the nearest exit.

The course has been modified (slightly)... and it's now in the configuration that will be used for the tournament.


Hole 4 is almost the same with some tweaking to the tee and basket placements. Overshooting could result in OB now.
Hole 5 is now old hole 6 with the addition of a new blue tee. Just cross the road after hole 4. A nice sign will be in place by the tournament to explain this helpful bit of info. It still has a drop zone.
Hole 6 is roughly the reverse of old hole 5 but longer and forearmer friendly from the blue tee. No more walking across the softball field to get to hole 7. It still has a drop zone.
Hole 16 has just one tee position now for red and blue.

I'll be updating the map soon. All of the rubber mats (blue tees, red tees, drop zones) are in place, too.

Aaron Hatfield
2012 Lexmark Championship TD
discgolf@aaronhatfield.com

lilhat
08-11-2012, 04:42 PM
Are you practicing for the tourney yet? We wanna know.


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lilhat
08-15-2012, 09:15 PM
The discs are in... http://lexchamp.posterous.com/lexchamp-discs-are-lookin-goooood

Pro D Soft Magnet (http://www.discraft.com/prod_magnets_d.html)
Elite Z Avenger (http://www.discraft.com/prod_avenger_z.html)
Elite Z Nuke SS (http://www.discraft.com/prod_nukess_z.html)
Elite Z Surge SS (http://www.discraft.com/prod_surgess_z.html)
Elite Z Fly Dye Avenger SS (http://www.discraft.com/prod_avengerss_z.html)

Player's pack will be your choice.

lilhat
08-18-2012, 08:45 AM
A bunch of people around Lexington have asked for a Recreational Women division... so it's being added.

If you or someone you know is interested in Recreational Women... here's the plan. It's too late to change the registration form on pdgasignup.com, so that'll stay. Please go ahead and signup for Advanced Women online (http://goo.gl/8PzLJ). Then I'll provide a $10 refund at tourney sign-in to the women that want to switch from Advanced Women to Recreational Women. Remember that registering online is still way better because you get the player's pack (1 free disc) and avoid the $5 late registration fee. The tees won't change (still red), the registration fee drops by $10, and the payouts will be slightly less.

lilhat
08-25-2012, 09:11 PM
A super huge thanks to everyone that played today. Results are here... http://www.pdga.com/tournament_results/93386

Rundown...
94: players registered
92: players sign-in
48: best round from the blues (Landon Williams R1)
51: best round from the reds (Michael Martin R1, Robert Faulkner R2)
101: best total from the blues (Landon Williams, Charlie Cavalier, Tim McGee)
104: best total from the reds (Michael Martin, Jay Erwin)
2: most CTPs won (Jennifer Wheeling for FW3 and overall)
275: cash payout for ace pot throwoff (Matthew White)
7: hole that created the most "creative" comments
>1000: moola raised for the United Way

lilhat
08-25-2012, 09:34 PM
You can find photos here... http://lexchamp.posterous.com/


Got more? Please share them with Instagram and put #lexchamp anywhere in the caption. They'll get added to the site in less than 15 minutes.