Competitor Badge

Badges must be specifically worn on a lanyard around the bearer’s neck at all times, except during actual tournament rounds when the bearer is competing.

When a player competes in the event, as defined by any activity between teeing off on hole one and putting out on hole 18, the badge does not need to be around the player’s neck. During the round, the badge does need to be in the player’s possession. In all other cases, badge holders must wear their badges on a lanyard around their neck.

What does each badge allow?

Competitor Badges

What does a Competitor badge allow?

Each of the four different competitor badges indicates the bearer is a player who is competing in either the NT or the A-Tier. The badge should be worn on the course when the player shows up and leaves for play. Players may store badges in their bag or cart during the actual round (between teeing off on hole one and putting out on hole 18).

Any of the four competitor badges also allow players access to spectate on any of the A-Tier courses. This would include all courses except for Jones Gold on Wednesday (4/28) and Thursday (4/29) and the Emporia Country Club on Friday (4/30) and Saturday (5/1). Spectators must follow all spectating rules when on any course during the DDO. These rules are as follows:

  1. Spectators must wear a mask the entire time they are spectating. The only exception to this rule is if a spectator is eating or drinking.
  2. Spectators must maintain appropriate social distancing from any other spectators on the course (6 feet).
  3. Spectators must remain at least 50 feet away from all competitors, caddies, and media members.
  4. Spectators must remain at least 100 feet from all tee boxes and baskets.
  5. Spectators must behave professionally, not disrupting the regular play of disc golf.
  6. Failure to comply with any of these rules will lead to immediate dismissal from the course and the forfeiture of a spectator’s badge.

Any of the four competitor badges allow special discounts at select local businesses.

What is special about the Competitor B Pool badge?

The Competitor B Pool badge allows players access to the Jones Gold Shuttle. During DDO week, the shuttle will run between the Southeast corner of the Flint Hills Mall Parking Lot (1632 Industrial Road) and Hole 1 of the Jones Gold course. Jones Gold will be completely closed off. All of the roads entering and exiting the park will be barricaded. Players will only be able to access the course using the shuttle. The shuttle will leave the mall parking lot at the top of the hour, 15 minutes after the hour, 30 minutes after the hour, and 45 minutes after each hour. The shuttle will leave Hole 1 at the Jones Gold course at 7 minutes after the hour, 22 minutes after the hour, 37 minutes after the hour, and 52 minutes after the hour. B Pool competitors can practice the course on Monday and Tuesday and play the course on Friday (4/30).
Note: Jones Gold will be set up before Monday, April 26th, and cars will be able to access the park. The course will also be open on Saturday, May 1st, for a flex-start C-tier, but not closed to car traffic.

DDO Week Jones Gold Shuttle Schedule

Practice Days
Monday, April 26 – 6 AM to 8 PM (last return trip from the course is 7:52 PM)
Tuesday, April 27 – 6 AM to 8 PM (last return trip from the course is 7:52 PM)
Tournament Days
Wednesday, April 28 – 6 AM to 8 PM (last return trip from the course is 7:52 PM)
Thursday, April 29 – 6 AM to 8 PM (last return trip from the course is 7:52 PM)
Friday, April 30 – 6 AM to 8 PM (last return trip from the course is 7:52 PM)

The only badges allowing a player access to Jones Gold from Monday to Friday during DDO week will be the Competitor B Pool badge or the Competitor MPO-FPO Badge.

What is special about the Competitor MA1 badge?

The Competitor MA1 badge allows MA1 players access to the Emporia Country Club for practice rounds on Monday (4/26) and Tuesday (4/27) and a tournament round on either Wednesday (4/28) or Thursday (4/29). It will not allow parking at the Country Club on Monday or Tuesday (during practice rounds) but will allow parking on the day players are scheduled to compete on the course (either Wednesday or Thursday).
Note: Parking for practice rounds is limited to the lower lot at Emporia State University (east on 18th from the club) or north/south side streets off of 18th.

Note: Emporia Country Club will be set up for play before Monday, April 26th, and will be available for anyone to play/practice with the appropriate greens fees paid directly to the club. See the main event schedule for times open for practice.

The only badges that will allow the player access to the Emporia Country Club from Monday to Friday during DDO week will be the Competitor MA1 badge or the Competitor MPO-FPO Badge.

What is special about the Competitor MPO-FPO badge?

The Competitor MPO-FPO badge allows players access to the Jones Gold Shuttle, a shuttle that will run each day during DDO week between the Southeast corner of the Flint Hills Mall Parking Lot (1632 Industrial Road) and Hole 1 of the Jones Gold course. Jones Gold will be completely closed off. All of the roads entering and exiting the park will be barricaded. Players will only be able to access the course using the shuttle. The shuttle will leave the mall parking lot at the top of the hour, 15 minutes after the hour, 30 minutes after the hour, and 45 minutes after each hour. The shuttle will leave Hole 1 at the Jones Gold course at 7 minutes after the hour, 22 minutes after the hour, 37 minutes after the hour, and 52 minutes after the hour. B Pool competitors can practice the course on Monday and Tuesday and play the course on Friday (4/30).
Note: Jones Gold will be set up before Monday, April 26th, but with cars able to access the park. The course will also be open on Saturday, May 1st, for a flex-start C-tier, but not closed to car traffic.

DDO Week Jones Gold Shuttle Schedule
Practice Days
Monday, April 26 – 6 AM to 8 PM (last return trip from the course is 7:52 PM)
Tuesday, April 27 – 6 AM to 8 PM (last return trip from the course is 7:52 PM)
Tournament Days
Wednesday, April 28 – 6 AM to 8 PM (last return trip from the course is 7:52 PM)
Thursday, April 29 – 6 AM to 8 PM (last return trip from the course is 7:52 PM)
Friday, April 30 – 6 AM to 8 PM (last return trip from the course is 7:52 PM)

The only badges that will allow the player access to Jones Gold from Monday to Friday during DDO week will be the Competitor B Pool badge or the Competitor MPO-FPO Badge.

The Competitor MPO-FPO badge also allows MPO and FPO players access to the Emporia Country Club for practice rounds on Monday (4/26) and Tuesday (4/27) and both tournament rounds on Friday (4/30) and Saturday (5/1). It will also allow parking at the Country Club on Monday and Tuesday (during practice rounds) and for tournament play on Friday (4/30) and Saturday (5/1). MPO and FPO players can park onsite when presenting their badges to parking attendants.

Note: Emporia Country Club will be set up for play before Monday, April 26th, and will be available for anyone to play/practice with the appropriate greens fees paid directly to the club. See the main event schedule for times open for practice.

The only badges that will allow the player access to the Emporia Country Club from Monday to Friday during DDO week will be the Competitor MA1 badge or the Competitor MPO-FPO Badge.

The Competitor MPO-FPO badge also allows players access to spectate at all of the A-Tier courses and spectate before or after their round at Jones Gold or the Country Club. Spectating rules must be followed when a player wears their badge while not competing in the event. These rules are as follows:

  1. Spectators must wear a mask the entire time they are spectating. The only exception to this rule is if a spectator is eating or drinking.
  2. Spectators must maintain appropriate social distancing from any other spectators on the course (6 feet).
  3. Spectators must remain at least 50 feet away from all competitors, caddies, and media members.
  4. Spectators must remain at least 100 feet from all tee boxes and baskets.
  5. Spectators must behave professionally, not disrupting the regular play of disc golf.
  6. Failure to comply with any of these rules will lead to immediate dismissal from the course and the forfeiture of a spectator’s badge.

Note: The Competitor MPO-FPO badge DOES NOT ALLOW a player to walk directly with a group of MPO or FPO players playing a tournament round. Players MUST follow all spectating rules, including staying 50 feet away from players and media.

It is everyone’s responsibility to have the appropriate badge necessary on their person. Do not lose or forget your badge. If a badge needs to be replaced, there is a $100 fee for the replacement badge. The $100 replacement fee applies to everyone involved in the event, from the players on the lead card in MPO and FPO to paid spectators.

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