Choosing The Right Tournament
Take the mystery out of scheduling events
Quite often here at the Scoreboard
we get questions from parents about how to
choose a tournament or a tour to play in.
Given the expense associated with entry fees,
taking time off perhaps, packing up, and
travel expenses, it's an important
Well there is nothing like
research and a good place to start is right
here on the Scoreboard. You can begin by
looking at last year's event. How many players
were there, what was the yardage, how good
were the scores? In the case of choosing a
tour, look at several events, especially the
ones held in your area of the country. Second,
look at the course being used this year and
it's course rating. Will it be a challenge to
most players? Third, look at the field from
last year and look up their ranking to get a
sense of the strength of field. Does the event
attract good players and strong competition.
Fourth, see how long the tournament has been
held. First year events can be good but also
might attract a small field.
On a final
note, where is the level of your game or your
child's game? Will they be competitive or
frustrated. Learning to compete at the right
level first and being in contention is more
valuable than winning against a weak field or
finishing poorly in too strong an event.
These are a few notes to get you started. Feel
free to call us and we will be glad to help
answer your questions.
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