Burnlaw Autumn Equinox, 29-30 Sept 2012, BDGA Tour #10

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Burnlaw Autumn Equinox, 29-30 Sept 2012, BDGA Tour #10

Post by ChrisOBrien » Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:46 am

It gives me great pleasure to get the ball rolling for the final tour event of the 2012 season...

Invite here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QZ8 ... L82eE/edit

Registration here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/vie ... E6MA#gid=0
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Re: Burnlaw Autumn Equinox, 29-30 Sept 2012, BDGA Tour #10

Post by The Rizboss » Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:27 pm

wuhooooooooooooooooooo im so excited !!!!!!!!!!! Another rumble in the jungle with dan ryan and brucey, that would be epic. A lightning hug from Gary before round 1, a swift blow of the harmonica and an almighty heel click with the Burnlaw back drop before round 1 and Bertha might get to stay in Northumberland this year. Alot of omens pending.... Cant wait to see everyone again.

Vic, see you soon matey
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Re: Burnlaw Autumn Equinox, 29-30 Sept 2012, BDGA Tour #10

Post by ChrisOBrien » Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:39 pm

Players list so far:

OPEN
Chris O'Brien
Jester Wilson
RickRick Murphy
Neil Webber
Jon Tweed
Jonny Morris
Neal Picket
Dan Ryan
Conor Davies
Sue Underwood
Ivan Bromage
Derek Robins


ADVANCED AM
Andrew Cotgreave
Mark Davis
Tom Lowes
Christo Wallers
Victor Parker
Ben Foxhall (TBC)
Paul Holden
Duncan Hartshorne
Jonathan Burden


INTERMEDIATE AM
Gary Villiers Stuart
Phil Sumner
Tim Foxhall
Ross Davies
Jerry Andrew
Dan Hawkins
James Burton


JUNIOR
Charlie O'Brien
Joe O'Brien
Ned Morris


A flurry of early registrants - keep them coming...

p.s. So far Dan Ryan is apparently the least excited about this one so far, saying only 3 out of 5 in the 'Excito-meter' from the registration form. Dan, please update us on this after the QP Open. (Nearly everyone else is 5 out of 5 excited at this stage).

PLEASE MAKE PAYMENT IN CASH TO GARY AT THE EVENT BEFORE YOU LEAVE!
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Re: Burnlaw Autumn Equinox, 29-30 Sept 2012, BDGA Tour #10

Post by Paul Holden » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:48 am

Signing up now :)
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Re: Burnlaw Autumn Equinox, 29-30 Sept 2012, BDGA Tour #10

Post by Paul Holden » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:55 am

p.s. So far Dan is apparently the least excited about this one so far, saying only 3 out of 5 in the 'Excito-meter' from the registration form. Dan, please update us on this after the QP Open. (Nearly everyone else is 5 out of 5 excited at this stage).
Probably just typical American reserve :wink:
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Re: Burnlaw Autumn Equinox, 29-30 Sept 2012, BDGA Tour #10

Post by Scuttler » Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:36 am

ChrisOBrien wrote:p.s. So far Dan is apparently the least excited about this one so far, saying only 3 out of 5 in the 'Excito-meter' from the registration form. Dan, please update us on this after the QP Open. (Nearly everyone else is 5 out of 5 excited at this stage).
I would have gone for 5 but couldn't picture myself as OMG!!!! excited about anything. Consider me a 4 1/2. :D

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Re: Burnlaw Autumn Equinox, 29-30 Sept 2012, BDGA Tour #10

Post by mat cutler » Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:55 pm

No winter burnlaw for me this year I'm afraid unless someone wants to sponsor me?

or come up with a way of extracting the £80 rickrick the toerag owes me from ec10 in france!!!! :shock:

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Re: Burnlaw Autumn Equinox, 29-30 Sept 2012, BDGA Tour #10

Post by The Rizboss » Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:09 pm

mat cutler wrote:No winter burnlaw for me this year I'm afraid unless someone wants to sponsor me?

or come up with a way of extracting the £80 rickrick the toerag owes me from ec10 in france!!!! :shock:
Im sorry Matt, I thought you were aware of my situation. I have to walk for any and all interviews I have, ration food everyday and still be short at the end of each fortnight. I have two slices of bread to have tomorrow morning before my interview in Whitley Bay. I'm living with two friends who are just about staying a float themselves. If I had the money to give you, you would have it by now I assure you.

But extracting £80 from me is impossible at the moment.

Don't really want to say much more on the matter on this site as its not what its for. Certainly not something anyone else needs to read other than yourself or me. I'm sorry again Matt, if I could help you I would.
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Re: Burnlaw Autumn Equinox, 29-30 Sept 2012, BDGA Tour #10

Post by Paul Holden » Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:44 am

Any update on whether people have got the accommodation option that they asked for? If I know this I can pay! :D
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Re: Burnlaw Autumn Equinox, 29-30 Sept 2012, BDGA Tour #10

Post by ChrisOBrien » Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:13 am

The course is shaping up nicely. Lots of strimming has been done.

All room requests will be fullfilled.

If lot's of people want to got to the Elks head on Saturday evening, let me know and I can let them know in advance. They said they might put on something fancy. Bonfire on Saturday night at Burnlaw. Also KanJam in the barn most probably with organised comp rather than winner stays on.

I'll be around on Friday and up for doubles...

Course is a bit boggy in a few isolated places, so come prepared to avoid wet sockage. Approx 98.3% of the course is dry, so wet patches can be avoided.

Forecasts:
Alston: http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2657427
Hexham: http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2647007
Honolulu: http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/5856213

Re payment for the event - please pay Gary in cash at some point before you leave on the Sunday.
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Re: Burnlaw Autumn Equinox, 29-30 Sept 2012, BDGA Tour #10

Post by Jester » Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:46 pm

Is there course map and OB list, or even just an OB list to ponder this week please and save time on Saturday morning?
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Re: Burnlaw Autumn Equinox, 29-30 Sept 2012, BDGA Tour #10

Post by Mark.A.D » Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:18 pm

[quote="ChrisOBrien"]Course is a bit boggy in a few isolated places, so come prepared to avoid wet sockage. Approx 98.3% of the course is dry, so wet patches can be avoided.[quote]


What is your percentage error for this prediction?
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Re: Burnlaw Autumn Equinox, 29-30 Sept 2012, BDGA Tour #10

Post by BOF » Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:30 pm

I, too, need an exact percentage figure with %error values available. I need to know whether to commit to wellies or to go for some type of hybrid-cross footwear.
At the very least I'd like to know for what percentage of the time I'll be standing in casual water or in mud - if only to satisfy a statistical need.

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Re: Burnlaw Autumn Equinox, 29-30 Sept 2012, BDGA Tour #10

Post by Paul Holden » Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:16 pm

I, don't :roll:
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Boggy Bits

Post by ChrisOBrien » Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:16 am

At the time of writing 98.3% of Burnlaw is not boggy, give or take 0.43%.

What this means for us is...

the area ahead of tee 1 (by entering this field from the stile at the lane rather than the main gate it can be easily avoided)
the area between the stile and green of 6
the area below and to the left of green 11
the area in front and to the left of green of 12
the areas surrounding the fence that surrounds the pond on 18 (expect a boggy lie for successful b/h hyzer throws. May also get boggy lie with successful tiger line efforts). By the way, the window of champions has been enlarged for the tree house, which is nice.
the area to the left and behind green 18 (we have moved this basket approx 8 metres to the right)

So if you know Burnlaw, its the same areas as before, only 14.64% to 17.76% more boggy on average. Especially ahead of tee 1 and between baskets 18 and 6.

Keith the digger is due to be there today to rectify some of these problems. But I'd be surprised if it takes immediate effect. We've had a lot of rain over the past 48 hours.

I played at the weekend in waterproof trainers and avoided it by walking around the bad areas, luckily didn't land my disc in any of it.

BUT... the course is in very good shape overall. I just wanted to give a heads up to remember those waterproof socks and/or walking boots.

All the greens and tees strimmed. Hopefully some breezey and sunny conditions to enjoy Burnlaw at it's best :)
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Course Details, OB's , Map

Post by ChrisOBrien » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:28 am

1. par 3 The Lane - Watch out for people teeing off on hole 5. The gardens left of the tee and in front of the lane, the lane and the field to the right are OB.

2. par 3 Bottleneck - Casual relief from the stream behind the basket. Only the Long Field is In Bounds.The land over the fence behind the stream, the lane and the planation over the fence to the left is OB. The
stream is casual relief.

3. par 4 Temple - The Long Field is In Bounds. Penalty shot for hitting Temple or landing in within the roped area that surrounds the Temple.

4. par 3 Badger's - Only the Long Field is In Bounds.

5. par 3 That Gap? - Spot and watch out for people teeing off hole 6. Break glass in the green house and buy Christo a disc of his choice. Only the Little Field is In Bounds (drop zone inside the Little Field for players who fail to get in and stay in the Little Field field with their tee shot).

6. par 3 Trailer View - The boundary wall to the left is OB.

7. par 3 Elbow - "Only the Middle Big Field is in bounds.
Drop zone for players who drive OB with their tee shot."

8. par 3 Plantation - Only the Middle Big Field is in bounds. Drop zone in the Middle Big Field for players who fail to get in and stay in the Middle Big Field with their tee shot.

9 par 3 Magic Tree - Over the wall at the back is OB.

10. par 3 Tiger Line - Only the Header Field is in bounds

11. par 3 Heads Down - Only the Header Field is in bounds

12. par 3 Park 'er - Only the Header Field is in bounds

13. par 3 Blue Lagoon - Over the boundary wall to the left is OB. Rope 'Blue Lagoon' is OB.

14. par 4 Seven Acre Drive - Only the Seven Acre Field and Wood are in bounds. Hitting the shed OK, but OB if disc rests within the marked area around the shed, including the wall behind the shed. The lane behind the green is OB (the OB line continues between the inside edge of the stone gate posts).

15. par 3 Treeumvirate II - Watch out for people on the 17th Tee. Only the Wood is in bounds

16. par 3 Orchard - Only the Dip Field is in bounds (drop zone in the Dip Field for players who fail to get in and stay in the Dip Field with their tee shot).

17. par 3 Fallen Oak - Watch out for people on the 15th Tee. Only the Dip Field is out of bounds (note this means the Header Field is in bounds).

18. par 4 Big Dipper - Spot by the wall before the pond. The pond, lane, plantation, houses, gardens, and little field are all OB.

TOTAL PAR 57

Drop Zones
"There are drop zones (DZ) on the following holes:
5 That gap?, 7 Elbow, 8 Plantation, 16 Orchard

- If your drive goes OB from the tee (no matter where it was last in-bounds) count one penaltly throw and play your third shot from the DZ
- With all throws subsequent throws normal OB rules apply e.g. if you go OB count a penalty throw and play from where you were last in bounds

- Any player, regardless of division, may choose to tee off from a drop zone instead of the normal tee at a cost of 2 penalty throws
- If doing this normal OB rules apply e.g. if you go OB count a penalty throw and play from where you were last in bounds"
OBs
When a wall or fence is OB, it is the near-side that marks the OB line
A disc leaning against the back of a wall is OB
If a disc lands on top of a wall or under a fence check vertically if any part of it is in bounds before declaring it OB
A disc in the pond on 18 is OB if completely surrounded by water (i.e. an ant couldn’t crawl across onto it).
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Int Am Finals

Post by ChrisOBrien » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:33 am

5 Hole Final for Int Ams
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Adv Am and Open Finals

Post by ChrisOBrien » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:37 am

9 Hole Final for Adv AM and Open Divisions
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Re: Burnlaw Autumn Equinox, 29-30 Sept 2012, BDGA Tour #10

Post by bruce » Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:40 am

A couple of suggestions.

First, on hole 3 that there is no penalty for hitting the temple, only landing within the roped area. That is unless you have written permission from the PDGA Tour director for the rules exemption? ;)

Second with the finals, normally the Ints start at the same time as the Adv (or Open at QP), so are they going to start on hole 3? Alternatively they could play holes 5-9 of the Open/Adv final (or finish on regular 18)
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Re: Burnlaw Autumn Equinox, 29-30 Sept 2012, BDGA Tour #10

Post by ChrisOBrien » Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:20 am

bruce wrote:First, on hole 3 that there is no penalty for hitting the temple, only landing within the roped area. That is unless you have written permission from the PDGA Tour director for the rules exemption? ;)
I'll let Gary know about the PDGA situation. He likes to have the special Temple OB rule. Sure will be fine though.
bruce wrote:normally the Ints start at the same time as the Adv (or Open at QP), so are they going to start on hole 3? Alternatively they could play holes 5-9 of the Open/Adv final (or finish on regular 18)
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