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Friday Night Flights Disc Golf League

Weather Plan for Friday Night Flights 5/28

UPDATE: As of 4:30pm, we're on! All other information listed below remains in effect.

Friday Night Flights will occur if it is raining, unless excessive rain and/or lightning threaten the safety of participants. A determination on whether or not Friday Night Flights will occur tonight will be made at 4:30pm. If cancelled, notification will be sent to the email addresses on file, a notice will be posted on the Madison County Rec. Dept. Facebook page, and refunds will be issued.

If play starts and conditions worsen during play, then the round may be called. If lightning strikes within 10 miles of the park, then round will be called. Due to the limitation of daylight, the round will not resume if called and refunds will be issued.

To ensure we have the best chance of finishing the round, WE WILL PULL CARDS FOR PARTNERS PROMPTLY AT 6:00PM TONIGHT. Only individuals physically present at 6:00PM will be able to participate.

If tonight’s round is cancelled before it begins or is called during play, season point standings as they currently stand will be used to determine the top 3 individuals for the season (without week 7).

Multiple scenarios were explored in an attempt to complete the full seven week season, but this option is the most fair for everyone involved. It is our full intention to complete tonight’s round if it is safe to.

An 7-week disc golf league with weekly payouts, ace fund, and an overall points system to determine league champions. Format is random-draw doubles playing best disc.


 

Season Schedule

All rounds will take place on Fridays. Check-in will begin at 5:30p and play will start at 6:00p.

April 16th

April 23rd

April 30th

May 7th

May 14th

May 21st

May 28th

Thank you for your interest in Madison County Recreation Department's Disc Golf League, Friday Night Flights. We welcome all who are interested in disc golf, whether you're new to the sport and looking to meet other disc golfers or if you're a seasoned disc golf pro looking for competition between tournaments.

Registration is $8.00/week, with a $7 discount given for those who sign up for all seven weeks. $3.00 of the registration fee is retained to offset the cost of staff and materials, $4.00 is used for that week's purse, and $1.00 is used for an ace fund. Register for one week or all seven, we'll be glad to have you!

The league will be played as a random-draw doubles format with teams of two playing best disc on each shot. Once everyone is checked in for the week, you'll be randomly paired with a partner to play 18 holes. Both teammates tee off on every hole, choose the best lie, and then both teammates throw from that lie. This process repeats until the team finishes the hole.

Don't sweat it if you're not paired with your friend! Once teammates are randomly drawn, teams may choose the other team to play their round with. This way, you'll still have the opportunity to play with a friend even if you're not paired together on a team. Random-draw doubles allows teammates to learn from one another, advance their skillset, and grow the sport by being ambassadors to those who are new.

League Points System 

In addition to the weekly payouts and your chance to take home the ace pot, the league will use a point system to name the top contenders of the league. The more you participate, the better chance you have at winning points. The more individuals that register each week, the more points there are to win.

All individuals will receive one point for participating in that week’s game plus one point for every team which they beat. Both team members will receive the same amount of points, individually. For example, during a week when there are ten participating individuals, five teams will compete. The team with lowest score will receive one point for participating and four points for each of the teams they scored better than for a total of five points. Both individuals on the winning team will receive five points toward their overall league standing.

Individuals with the most points at the end of the season will receive trophies. A minimum of three individuals with the most points at the end of the season will receive trophies. More opportunities to win may be added based on league participation.

 

 

 

 


Click on the image above to view weekly winners, points standings, and payout amounts. Navigate between the tabs at the bottom of the document to view different statistics.

Weekly Payout Structure

$4.00 of each registration fee is pooled into a purse to be awarded to the teams with the lowest scores each week. The payout structure pays out approximately 25% - 33% of the participating field and can be found by clicking on the document to the left. The listed payout amounts are for each doubles team, with team members splitting the payout evenly. In the case of a single-person team (when there’s an odd number of participating individuals in a given week), that individual would earn the entire amount of any winnings that apply to them. The number of places paid out each week is determined by the total number of teams actually participating in a given week, not the number of people who registered.

Ace Pot 

$1.00 of each registration fee is pooled into an ace fund. If an individual records an ace on their card during league competition they will receive the ace fund amount. If no aces are recorded in a round, the ace fund amount rolls over to the next week until someone records an ace during league play. The ace fund starts at $0.00 at the beginning of the season and returns to $0.00 after it is claimed. If multiple aces are recorded in the same round, the ace fund will be split evenly. If no aces are recorded at the conclusion of the league, the ace fund will be added to the final week’s purse.

 

$58.00
(Ace pot was last hit during W4. The above amount includes the number of participants registered for W5, W6, and W7 as of 5/28/21, 4:45pm.)

Registration Information

Registration is open for all seven weeks of the league. Feel free to register for one week at a time depending upon your availability or register for all seven weeks at once! As a thank you to those who sign up for all seven weeks at one time, we're giving you $7 off your registration! You'll see your savings at checkout.

As always, playing the course is free. The course will remain open to those not participating in league play, but once an individual  wishes to take advantage of any aspect of the league (payouts, points, ace fund, etc.), they must be fully registered prior to that week's play beginning.

A minimum of five participating individuals are needed each week for league play to occur. If less than five individuals are registered as of 5:00pm on Friday, then that week's round will be cancelled and refunds will be issued. Each week is limited to 72 individuals (36 teams) due to course size.

Individuals can register online using a credit card (fees apply), or in MCRD's office during business hours using cash or check. Cash and check will not be accepted at check-in. Those arriving without having registered must complete registration on a personal mobile device prior to participating.

Click on the button above to register.

Refunds

Play happens rain or shine, unless adverse conditions threaten safety of those participating. The league coordinator will make the call if league play is suspended. A delayed start is a possibility. Refunds will be issued if league play is cancelled due to adverse weather conditions. Service fees related to the use of credit card payments are nonrefundable. Requests for refunds initiated by individuals must be emailed to jvanwicklen@madisonco.us prior to 5:00pm on the day in question. Individuals failing to meet this deadline will not receive a refund. Registration fees for individuals who register but do not show will still be retained by the recreation department, apply to that week’s purse, and apply to the ace fund. 

Processing Payouts

Payouts will be processed twice during the season; once for the cumulative total of winnings for weeks 1-4 and another for weeks 5-7. Individuals who place in a payout position or who make an ace during their round must complete and submit IRS Form W-9 to the league coordinator by 5:00pm the following Monday in order to receive payment. A failure to submit IRS Form W-9 to the league coordinator by the deadline or an unwillingness to claim prize money will result in the individual's portion to the purse to be rolled over into the following week's purse, or in the case of an ace pot claim the ace pot amount being rolled into next week's ace pot. W-9's will be available to individuals each week of league play.

Ties

(Updated 4/20/21): In the case of a tie that involves a decision for a weekly payout, the tie will be broken by choosing the team with the lowest score on hole 18. If all teams scored the same on hole 18, then hole 17 will be used. This pattern will continue until a determination is made.  In the case of a tie that involves a decision for a weekly payout, the involved teams will go to a playoff on hole 18 to determine that week’s winners. If a week’s winner is not decided after that, they will play holes 17 and 18. Playoffs are sudden death. If a team outscores another on hole 17, positions are determined at that point in time and hole 18 will not be played. This pattern will repeat until a winner is determined. Points and pay out amounts will be awarded according to any post-playoff results. In the case of a tie that does not involve a payout decision, the tie will stand and each team tied will receive the same amount of points (one point for participating and one point for each team they scored better than). If there are any ties within the top three individuals for points following the final round of the league, then those individuals will go to a playoff as previously described. Please stay tuned for ruling on end of season ties.