Event Start Type
Modified on: Tue, 8 Aug, 2023 at 11:00 AM
If you are scoring your event with UDisc, there are currently 2 options for your event start type.
A tournament that uses tee times assigns participants a specific start time on the day of the event, and participants usually all begin at the first hole. Tee times are often staggered between 10 and 15 minutes apart, so that players can move down the course and keep everything running smoothly.
This format can be useful when planning large tournaments with a high number of participants, because it allows some flexibility. Many people will be more likely to participate if they can choose a tee time that fits their schedule.
Shotgun start is when all players begin at the same time, but from a different starting hole. Each player will start at a specific hole on the course when the round begins and continue along the course in order from the hole where they began. For example, if a player starts at hole 7, they will then play holes 8 through 18, and then continue from hole 1 and play through hole 6.
This is an efficient way to speed up the event. It helps to keep the flow from getting log jammed at a particularly difficult hole, and allows all the participants to finish around the same time. This provides a great opportunity for celebration all together at a post-tournament party.
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