Kingbee wrote:How do you know what class to play in? I usualy shoot par or a couple shots under. I figure that would be intermediate?
This is from the PDGA Classifications and Divisions document. It's a rough guide comparing your skills and how you shoot to your corresponding division. I cut and pasted the Amateur divisions. The whole document can be found here: http://www.pdga.org/documents/05DivisionsGuide.pdf
Advanced - the top amateur division, available to all amateur players. Required division for amateur players born 1966 or later with ratings ? 915. Tournament experienced players who have played disc golf for 3 years or more, and developed consistency. Throw 300-450 feet, make 5-7/10 putts from 25-30 feet, have different shots in their arsenal. Score range: < 59.
Intermediate - available to amateur players of all ages with player ratings < 915. Developing players who have played 2-3 years and are gaining consistency and experience. Throw 250-350 feet, make 5-7/10 putts from 20 feet, learning different shots. Score range: <63.
Recreational - available to amateur players of all ages with player ratings < 875. For beginning and casual players who are learning basic Frisbee® and disc golf skills. Throw 175-300 feet, make 3-5/10 putts from 20 feet, can throw backhand with some accuracy. Score range: 63+
This is a slightly better guide than just going by par. Courses can vary so much, you never know. The first course I ever played the par was marked at 58. I shot a 59 the very first time I played it (having never picked up a golf disc before), and I haven't shot over a 52 since. My best score is a 40, I typically shoot a 44 or 45 but I don't play there anymore (for obvious reasons). Fast forward three years. My home course now is much tougher and I typically shoot anywhere from 54-62 depending on where the pin placements are on that particular day. So par can vary a good bit.
Anyway, I think you're right that you should probably play Intermediate. You say you haven't been playing long, so Rec might be okay, but I figure if you're on this site looking for technique and disc advice, you're most likely good enough by now to be in Intermediate.
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