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DemoGrid Indoor Putting League, Week 1; Winter 2024

Results for Week 1; January 16, 2024

I want to thank everyone for helping with the setup, tear down, and transport of the equipment. I would not be able to run the putting league without your assistance.

The League Sponsors

The league sponsors are Royce Racinowski of The Flying Disc Pro Shop and the Greater Rochester Disc Golf Club. Click on those links to learn more about them.

Chip draw winner, John Kelly.

Flying Disc Pro Shop Chip Draw Disc Winners.

Week 1: John Kelly won the chip draw and chose a red Discraft Surge SS.

Thank You For Bringing The Equipment

I have 2 lightweight baskets that are easy for me to transport but do not catch well. Some better equipment was brought by folks for the putting league. Additional equipment was brought by:
* Kyle Lieberman (a backstop net) 
* Jeff Hermenet  (a high-quality basket)
* Dan Pavlina (a high-quality basket … I think it was Dan ??? Please correct me if I am in error)

Scoring Errors Found

Each putt made from the 1st tee spot is worth 1 point, each putt from the 2nd tee spot is worth 2 points and each putt from the 3rd tee spot is worth 3 points. Because we throw 2 putts from each of the 6 tee spots for each round, there are 12 putts thrown from each tee spot for each round.

On one scorecard, I saw a 17 for the points total for tee pad #1. It is an 18-hole course (3 tee spots at 6 baskets = 18 holes), but there are only 12 putts thrown at each of the tees. So, when only 1 putt is missed from all of the first tee spots, it is not 1 putt missed from 18 holes, it is 1 putt missed from 12 putts. So, when only 1 putt is missed from the first tee spots, the total is 12-1=11, not 18-1=17.

When I saw that misunderstanding error, I checked all the score sheets and found 6 or 7 math addition errors on various score sheets in various rounds. It took me about an hour to total all of the scores – which I will not be able to do in future weeks. So … please feel free to double-check scores as I am unlikely to catch scoring errors in the future (because I will not have time to add scores on every score sheet).

New “Putts Made” Record: 34 out of 36

Because the layouts change every week and some layouts are more difficult than others, it is not possible to do a true points-to-points comparison from week to week or from year to year. I have been running the league since 2014 and in that time, no one has made every putt to score a perfect round. This includes the years from 2014 to 2019 – before the appearance of the Little Basket Of Hate in 2020. There have been a few rounds where only 4 putts were missed, and 1 round where only 3 putts were missed. That was until last Tuesday.

Kyle Lieberman missed only 2 putts from the 3rd tee spots in the 3rd round. He had a score of 66 out of a maximum of 72 points. And yes, one of the missed putts was at the Little Basket Of Hate.

Kyle Lieberman, only 2 missed putts for a 66-point score.

League Total Points: Top 12 Rounds (4 weeks).
The points for a player’s top 12 rounds (from any 4 weeks) are used for the point totals on the leaderboard. If a player attended all 5 weeks the lowest 3 round totals will be dropped. If a player attended 4 weeks or less, all of their round points will be used for the leaderboard.

Click the following link to View League Totals.