RedHawk Disc Golf offers tournament directing consultation and assistance, drawing on the nearly 20 years of experience our resident tournament director Josh Connell (PDGA profile) has organizing, running or assisting on disc golf tournaments ranging from non-sanctioned fun tourneys to PDGA Major events.
Josh welcomes emails and direct messages (search on FB) seeking advice and conversation about tournament best practices. He’s happy to answer questions and offer advice for TDs of all levels of experience.
Additionally, be sure to check this space for some one-size-fits-all bits of advice. Start with a step-by-step guide to putting together a PDGA tournament…
Depending on scheduling, Josh is available on a limited basis to assist with the organization and operation of your disc golf tournament. These services do not include event promotion or sponsorship fundraising, but do include some pre-event preparations, day-of operations, and post-event reporting.
Pre-event Preparations: These include helping to sanction the event with the PDGA if desired, advising on course configurations (based on expected players), and setting up player registration.
Day-Of Operations: this includes helping facilitate morning registration and check-in, setting up groupings and hole assignments, score-checking after rounds, calculating payouts, and making rulings as needed.
Post-event Reporting: Primarily for PDGA events, this would be helping to compile the event report for official submission. Event reports may also be necessary for other sanctioning bodies or tournament series.
Compensation for any or all of these services is negotiable based on what is requested. Minimum expected compensation for day-of operations assistance is free entry for Josh if there is a division offered for which he is eligible (MPO, MP40) and he wants to play. For full PDGA tournament directing services, meaning Josh does everything shy of sponsorship fundraising, minimum compensation is $200 for a C-tier and $500 for a B or A-tier. All opportunities are open to negotiation, however, so do not hesitate to inquire.