The true spirit of organized amateur athletics is competing in a sport purely for the love of that sport and the act of competition itself.
“True Amateur” is the designation used by the Professional Disc Golf Association in reference to those amateur events, or the amateur portion of an event, which promote that true spirit of amateur athletics by presenting only trophies to the top finishers of the tournament rather than a payout in merchandise. Instead, all players in the event receive equal value through their tournament experience due to the tournament amenities that are provided.
Once you've completed all of the steps on the How to Plan a PDGA Event page, it's time to get your event sanctioned by the PDGA. The PDGA Event Sanctioning Agreement makes this process quick and simple, but before you get started, please make sure you have completed both of the following tasks:
This is a companion that follows the PDGA guide for How to Plan For a PDGA Event. This document assumes that the TD is running a two-day event, but the guidelines apply regardless of how many days your event might be.
Note: These are merely suggestions and best practices.
Running a tournament can be challenging but enjoyable. All it takes is planning, advanced preparation, and a dose of common sense during the actual event. Most PDGA members know how to play. Show them a good time at your well-run event.
Here’s an outline of the items you’ll need to consider: