Originally Posted by Flatroc
Scott, this is nothing personal against you or the ORS.
I don't think it would be fair to the golfers in K-Falls, Coos Bay, or even the remote town of Remote if this were to happen.
It seems with the "qualifiers" getting first crack at ORS events, the field would only consist of the "elite" group that is starting to form.
Stand away from the "tee box " for a bit and imagine how many potential state champ golfers are out there that either don't know or care about the ORS. (again nothing personal).
I think it should be wide open to ANY DISC GOLFER in the state.
IMO it would get boring to compete against the same ol same ol's again and again and again.
One idea might be to have it a one day event (ams one day, pros the next).
This way you could get more golfers to attend.
I see your point. Allow me to state mine.
To me, the title "State Champion" sounds like a pretty big deal. At least it should be. When you take the title away, you're talking about a just another tournament. Is the winner of a one day tourney at Timber or Milo a better golfer than the winner of the BSF? Not necessaryily. In most cases, probably not.
Sam mentions elsewhere in this thread that everyone else crowns their champions this way.
So? We always talk about ways to push Oregon to the forefront of the national DG scene - here's a chance to be different and exciting in a meaningful way.
What about a smaller series....Three tournaments; one north, one central, one south. The winner of the series is a state champion that had to show sustained excellence on a variety of courses. I'm thinking Whistler's in August, Adair in September (Hyzer Pines , or Dexter would work nicely here, too) and Milo in October (or Dabney).
I'm just tossing stuff around.. There are tons of great possibilities.