May 4, 2012

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Performance Flight Update

Performance Flight Qualifying will be many players’ ticket to the 2012 Championship. This weekend (May 5th – 6th), Georgia PDGA state coordinator Keith Johnson is determining his state’s ticket in style at the USDGC Extravaganza tournament in Atlanta.

During his tournament, Johnson plans on combining elements of this year’s USDGC, which consists of a Pro Flight using traditional stroke play and a Performance Flight using Disc Golf United’s Performance Scoring showcased in last year’s event. In this year’s USDGC all state representative spots will play in the Performance Flight.

Johnson said that on Saturday the top three players from stroke play and the top three using Performance Scoring from each of the first three rounds will emerge to the final round on Sunday afternoon, when Performance Scoring will decide the state’s USDGC spot.

Johnson thinks it’s the best way to get both pro and am players involved in Performance Flight qualifying. “Everybody seems to be excited because everybody seems to have a legitimate chance to qualify,” said Johnson.

After applying Performance Scoring to a March tournament as an example, he found all of the division winners except one were within three strokes of each other, said Johnson.

In Ohio, state coordinator Paul Jay applied Performance Scoring after the April 14th Riverside Drive tournament in Columbus in which 890-rated Derek Michalak, of Mount Clemens, Michigan, won the state spot.

Check with your PDGA state coordinator to see if your state has a Performance Flight Qualifier.

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