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2005 Memphis Dogwood Classic [event results]

Tournament Director: Gary Wagoner (GARY [at] (901) 756-0690
Date(s): 05/07/2005 - 05/08/2005     Location: Bud Hill - Memphis, TN
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We are approaching the Memphis Disc Golf Club’s 2005 Spring Tournament. Here are the particulars:


Name of event: 2005 Memphis Dogwood Classic Disc Golf Tournament

Dates of competition: Saturday May 7th, and Sunday May 8th, 2005

Location: Meeman Shelby Forest State Park, Edmund Orgill Park (Millington, Tennessee) and Bud Hill (North Memphis, Tennessee). Maps to each venue may be downloaded from the MDGC website sometime in the near future:

Tournament Director: Gary Wagoner, 1558 W. Churchill Downs, Germantown, TN 38138. Phone: (901) 756-0690 (evenings).

Misc.: The Prop Shop will be open at the Bud Hill Club House. Also on sale will be SNDG bag tags and Memphis Disc Golf Club Membership / Bag Tags. There will also be a limited number of custom stamped tournament discs and other merchandise available.

This will be the first MDGC sanctioned tournament played at Edmund Orgill Park in Millington. This is a new course laid out and constructed by members of the MDGC. It is long and windy. It looks wide open, but looks are deceiving. Players are advised to get in a practice round before the tournament because it is different from all other courses in the Memphis area.


Divisions and Entry Fees:
Men Pro Open: $59
Men Pro Masters: $49
Men Pro Grand Masters: $49
Women Pro Open: $44
Women Pro Masters: $39
Men Amateur Advanced: $44
Men Amateur Advanced Masters: $39
Men Amateur: $34
Men Amateur Masters: $39
Women Amateurs: $29

Payout: The following expenses will be deducted from the entry fees:
• $1 per player for Meeman Shelby Forest
• $1 per player for Bud Hill
• $2 per player for SNDG
• Plaques
• Printing
• Players Packages (Amateur Entry Fees only)

Sponsorship money will first be allocated to the Final Six Skins round, then to the purses of the Pro Divisions divided evenly per player unless a sponsor specifies which division his money is to be placed. The rest of the entry fees will go to the purses/prizes of all divisions less deductions as specified above.

Pre-registration: Pre-registration is encouraged. Send Check or Money Order payable to the Memphis Disc Golf Club to Gary Wagoner at above address. Even if you are pre-registered, you must check in with the TD to confirm your attendance and fill out your card. Please print legibly and include the following information with your registration:
• Your Name
• Your Division
• Amount Enclosed
Also, please pre-register with the name you are going to check in with. For example: if you pre-register as William Smith and check in as Billy Smith it has the proven potential to screw up the registration.

Note: even if you have pre-registered, you must check in with the TD Friday evening or Saturday morning to fill out your leader board card, sign the Waiver of Liability form and, if you want, enter the ace pots.

Late Registration: Friday May 6th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Bud Hill Club House. Saturday May 7th from 7:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. at the course pavilion at Meeman Shelby Forest. Registration will close at exactly the time stated above. Please register with cash. If you have not registered with the TD, Gary Wagoner, by 8:45 a.m. you will not play. The TD will not delay the start of the player’s meeting and subsequent tee times because someone overslept.

Players Package: Only Amateur competitors will receive a Players Package which will consist of, at a minimum, a custom artwork disc. Additional items may be added at the sole discretion of the Club.


Lodging: There will be primitive camping at Bud Hill. Sites are first come, first claimed. Porta Potties will be provided, but that’s about it.

Other area accommodations are:

Best Western (901)873-2222. (7726 Hwy 51. N.) They will give discounted rate of $62.00 per night plus tax if they ref. Disc Golf Tournament and tell them what the discounted rate is when making reservations.

Magnolia Inn (901)873-4400. (8193 Hwy 51 N.) Rate is $45.00 per night plus tax.

Millington Days Inn (901)872-3335. (7763 Hwy 51 N.) Room rates are $69.00 for a single, and $79.00 for a double plus tax. If more than 2 adults per room, there will be a $5 charge for each additional adult.

All of these hotels are in Millington relatively close to Edmund Orgill Park.

The Shelby Forest Cabins may already be taken, so you had better reserve them early. They have 44 Tent/RV spots that are first come first serve. There are also some reserved spots that may be available. All of these spots have electricity and water. The Park phone number is 901-876-5215

Meals: Danny Daniels will be cooking Friday night and Saturday night. Danny will also be cooking lunch at Bud Hill on Saturday, so if your first or second rounds are at Bud Hill, that would be the place to eat. The customary donation is $5. The Shelby Forest General Store will be taking orders for lunch on Saturday right after the Players meeting. Otherwise, you’re on your own.

Park Access Fee: The park will be enforcing the current access fee of $3/car per day. However, they have given us a special deal for $1.50/car per day. You can pay for and pick up the car mirror tags when you register or check in with the TD. If you are staying the cabins or campsites at the Park, it will be covered in your fee. The access fee may be subject to change without notice, but the two day pass for the price of one will definitely be available


End of Registration Registration will end at exactly 8:45 Saturday Morning. No further registrations will be accepted after that time. The next 15 minutes will be used to audit the Leader Board Cards against the computer log before starting the Players Meeting.

Player’s Meeting: The Player’s Meeting will begin at the course pavilion at Shelby Forest at exactly 9:00 a.m. Attendance is mandatory. Maps to the courses will be available at the TD’s table.

Tee Times: Tee off at Shelby Forest will be at exactly 10:00 a.m. Tee off at Bid Hill and Edmund Orgill Park will be exactly 15 minutes after that to give those groups time to get there. Tee time Saturday afternoon will be exactly 2:00 p.m. for all courses.

Tee off Sunday morning will be exactly 9:00 a.m. for all courses. There will be no Player’s Meeting on Sunday. We will be playing the two 18 hole courses at the Forest, the 18 hole course at Edmund Orgill Park and the 18 hole course at Bud Hill. Everyone will play 3 of the 4 courses. No one will play all 4 courses during the tournament. No baskets will be moved between rounds. This tournament is not PDGA sanctioned but all PDGA rules will apply. The 2 meter rule (lodged in a tree) will not be in effect. Out of bounds, mandos and alternate T-Pads will be covered at the Player’s Meeting.

Order of Play:
a) Men Amateur Advanced and Men Am Advanced Masters
i) 1st – Bud Hill
ii) 2nd – Shelby Forest East
iii) Sunday – Edmund Orgill
b) Women Amateur, Men Am Masters and Men Amateurs
i) 1st – Shelby Forest West
ii) 2nd – Bud Hill
iii) Sunday – Shelby Forest East
c) All Pro Divisions
i) 1st – Shelby Forest East
ii) 2nd – Edmund Orgill
iii) Sunday – Bud Hill
d) Men’s Final Six Skins worth $50 per skin
i) Sunday at Bud Hill
ii) Lowest score open to all Pro Men divisions
iii) Score will not count for the Tournament order of finish

Alternate Tees will be only at Bud Hill and only for Amateur Women only. The regular Tee pads will be marked to show that the alternate Tee positions are up ahead. The affected holes will be identified at the Player’s meeting.

Ace Pots: There will be 3 one dollar ace pots for each of the 3 groups: one per round and it rolls over. If there are no aces there will be a throw-off at Bud Hill prior to the awards ceremony.

Other Activities: Details to be announced at the Player’s Meeting. Whether any or all of the events listed below will be played will be at the sole discretion of the TD.
1. CTP
2. Ring of Fire
3. Longest Drive

Awards Ceremony: The Awards Ceremony will be held at Bud Hill. Plaques will be awarded 3 deep in each division. Bag tags will be awarded for 4th & 5th place in Amateur divisions only.

Gary Wagoner
Tournament Director & President
Memphis Disc Golf Club