Bag Tag Challenge Rules
- Everyone is on their honor to conduct themselves according to the rules and within the spirit of competition. Have fun. It's only a tag. The purpose of the Bag Tag Challenge is to encourage friendly competition among Greater Rochester Disc Golf Club members.
- In order for the Bag Tag Challenge to work, all challenges must be accepted.
- Each player must have their Bag Tag at all times. Bag Tags must be plainly visible and can not be hidden.
- Challenges are to be made by choosing times and courses that are reasonable.
- Friendly side wagers of any kind can be made at the discretion of the participants, but are NOT required.
- Challenges will run from April 1st through October 31st. You may play for tags Nov 1st through March 31st, but the rules below will not be enforced.
- The higher Bag Tag challenges the lower Bag Tag. Challenges can be by phone, computer, or in person. It is preferred to use the bag tag challenge section in the GRDGC forum.
- The challenged player must give the challenger two (2) times to meet in the next two (2) weeks or they must forfeit the tag. If the challenger can not meet that timeline, the challenge is void. Not showing up for a match results in a forfeit. (20 minute leeway)
- The challenged player picks the course, tees and format. Format choices include: stroke play or match play but no doubles/triples etc. of any kind. PDGA rules apply. If the challenger wins the round, the tags are exchanged.
- Ties are won by the holder of the lower bag tag at the beginning of the round. However, if ALL players agree before the round starts; a play-off hole(s) can be used as a tie-breaker using sudden death rules.
- You don't have to play back-to-back challenge rounds against the same player or in a multi-player match with the exact same opponents. A player can't challenge you, lose to you, and immediately challenge you again for another round. However, if ALL parties agree, consecutive round challenges are allowed. Challenges MUST be verbally agreed upon at the beginning of EACH round.
- Incomplete round: If a player does not complete a bag tag challenge round, the exiting player should trade tags with the player with the highest tag number. If play is stopped by all players before the round is complete, no tags are exchanged. This could be due to hazardous weather, physical emergency or mutual agreement.
- Multiple people at the same course at the same time can have a group challenge with 5 or less playing in the group. If more than 5 are present the group must split into cards of at least 3 and play proceeds as if it were a tournament/league.
- TOURNAMENTS/LEAGUES: All MUST participate in challenges at a tournament. No Match Play unless tournament is Match Play. (Handicapped leagues: play is straight up)
- The tags are thrown into a pool and distributed by score at the end of the tourney/league not round by round. No sudden death to decide ties and final nine rounds/playoffs exempt from challenges.
- Players using different tees in tournaments are competing against only other players using the same tee format..
- Tags will be issued at the Greater Rochester Disc Golf Club Year End Event. Best scores at the Year End will receive Bag Tags in the order of finish. Lowest score gets lowest tag. Players joining after the Year End will receive the lowest available tag. Contact club or league representatives to obtain a tag.
- Players holding tags must update the club with the results of each challenge. It is preferred to post on the bag tag challenge post on the GRDGC forum.
- The winner of the challenge is responsible for reporting the results of the challenge.
- Players wishing to get information as to who holds each tag may check at GRDGC.org
- When a tag is lost, the number is dropped from the standings.
- Members can purchase a new tag for $10.00 and will receive the lowest numbered tag available.
- Contact Ryan Hand with questions/concerns or to report a lost tag; 734-6397
- HAVE FUN!