Join Madison County Recreation Department for the 2nd Annual Raiders of the Last Ace Disc Golf Tournament on Saturday, July 15!  Duke it out among fellow competitors in one of four divisions for your chance to take home the cup and earn bragging rights for the year. Whether you've been playing disc golf for decades or this will be your first exposure to the sport.  The course is a mix of open and wooded holes.  Whether you're a beginner or an avid player, you'll feel confident in your throws when playing this course.

The tournament will be a singles competition with a shotgun start at 10:00am. The competitor field will be limited to the first 72 individuals who register which will allow groupings of four to start on each hole and keep pace of play flowing smoothly. Competitors will be asked to provide a self-assigned division at the time of registration. All competitors are automatically entered into a Closest-to-the-Pole competition.  Concerns regarding the self-assigned division of another competitor should be emailed to the Tournament Director. Emails should contain detailed justification as to why you're raising concern. The weight of proof lies with the competitor's division of choice. Divisions will not change without a phone call to the competitor.

First place finishers in each division and the winner of the Closest-to-the-Pole competition will receive a trophy. This is a non-cash tournament that places an emphasis on the spirit of competition and a love of the sport.

Registration fees are $20.00 and have option to purchase a tournament t-shirt.  All competitors will receive an automatic entry into the Closest-to-the-Pole competition.  This tournament is online registration only using the link below and pay using a credit card; credit card fees apply.  Registration by June 28, 2023.  No registration will be taken on tournament day.

Tournament Schedule:

8:30am - Check-in/Day of Registration

9:15am - Welcome and Starting Hole Assignments

9:45am - Players to Starting Holes

10:00am - Shotgun Start, 18 Holes

12:30pm - Awards 

Four divisions will be used for this tournament; Advanced, Intermediate, Recreational, and Novice. Please use the definitions of each division below, taken from PDGA's website, to assist selecting the appropriate division. 

Please remember that everyone is competing for a trophy and should select the most accurate division based on your ability. A list of those registered and their selected divisions will be published prior to tournament day. On tournament day, names will be drawn from a hat to determine groupings and starting holes. Generally, competitors will be paired with others in the same division, but in order to keep groupings the same size, competitors in different divisions may be paired together.

Closest-to-the-Pole (CTP) Details:

Participation in the tournament automatically enters you into the CTP competition. On the day of the tournament, the designated CTP hole will be announced to competitors (sorry, you're going to have to practice the entire course leading up to the tournament instead of just one). A Madison County Rec Department staff or volunteer will be present at the hole to mark competitors' discs with survey flags and take measurements. Measurements will be taken along the ground from the leading edge of the disc to the pole. An ace on the CTP hole wins the CTP competition. Multiple aces or a tie on the CTP will trigger a post-round shootout on the same hole.

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