Originally Posted by Scott
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.
I do like that idea, but how about this spin on it.
What if you took the top five finishers from each division at each Oregon Series event and gave them an invitation to the Oregon State Championships at the end of the season. If someone in the top 5 already has an invitation then the invite would trickle down... USDGC style.
This way you would get the top tournament players for each division playing in the big show at the end of the year.
Just food for thought...