Not sure if there is an official Doubles or not Friday, but some of us are trying to gather people to play 5pm Friday Random Doubles. Should be a good turn out for the Random Doubles on Friday and WILL be an amazing Tournament!
Hyzer Pines baskets are in the 1st round layout positions. Enjoy.
My 2-cents response to Jeff & Scott:
1) Just because people in Central Oregon travel to the valley for tourneys does NOT mean that they are not at an inherent disadvantage at those tourneys, or at qualifiying for the ORDGC in general. 2 qualifiers each at Whistlers & Milo (2 courses I love btw) is a huge advantage for people who live near those courses (think home-field advantage). There is big difference betwen playing at 4000' (or in the mountains) and playing at sea level.
2) Coos Bay is not a good analogy for a couple reasons: a) Coos Bay/North Bend has a much smaller population than Bend/Redmond/Sisters/Madras and I don't believe there's even a tourney-worthy course there; b) Coos Bay is easily twice as close to Whistlers as Bend is to anywhere in the valley (its a 3-hr drive to anywhere assuming GOOD weather). In other words, no matter where you live in the valley, there are at least 2 qualifiers within a 60-90 min. drive. If you live east of the cascades, there are zero qualifiers within twice that drive time...
Just to clarify, I'm not necessarily saying that things NEED to be changed, I'm simply pointing out that Magilla makes an excellent point (as much as it pains me to agree with him).
Agreed...last year's tourney was very well ran and the course was pretty sweet. The altitude definitely takes some getting used to, so I agree that locals will have an advantage off the tee. I was on Cooney's card last year when he aced, that was some sickness! Looking forward to chucking in Sisters!
Ryan, you run a fabulous event and we are both so sad we can't make it out this year! (dang family commitments!!) We hope you have a great weekend... everything rolls smooth and the weather is fabulous! Have fun
Day 2 - Warmerish, Windy. Colin Sexton (MPO), McKenzie Baldwin (MA1), and Chuck Norton (MA2) all clinched their first PDGA victory. Miranda Erickson (FPO) squeaked one out and Janine Gunn and Bryn Suchocki (FW1) shared the goddess title. Highlights included McKenzie's final round ace (hole 15 from the long pad), some stellar lunches (thanks Rachel Benton!) , and Greg Boone's trot through the amazing race to win a basket.. Results