1.6 Grouping and Sectioning - Official Rules and Regulations of Disc Golf


  1. Professional and Amateur players should not be grouped together, and players competing in different divisions should be segregated from each other during play as much as practicable.

  2. All players within a division for the first round should be grouped via two methods:

    1. Random grouping; players within a division may be randomly grouped for the first round.

    2. Player Rating grouping; players within a division may use player rating to set first round groups. Highest rated player starting on the lowest number hole, the second highest rated player starting on the following hole, etc. This process would continue until all starting holes have been filled.

  3. For subsequent rounds, players should be grouped by division, as much as practicable, then by total score from all previous rounds.

  4. To promote fairness, groups shall not be less than three players, except under extenuating circumstances, as deemed necessary by the Tournament Director. In cases where fewer than three players are required to play together, an official is required to accompany the group and may play as long as this does not interfere with the competing players.

  5. Groups shall not be more than five players and should be limited to four players whenever possible.

  6. When there are more entrants than can play together in one round, the field of competitors may be split into sections or pools.

  7. If conditions differently affect play among sections, the Tournament Director may consider using a sectioning procedure to determine advancement. Under this procedure, a proportionate number of advancing players would be taken from each section by score and their scores would not be carried forward.