Catskills Classic PDGA B Tier Tournament
& HouckDesign Workshop at Frost Valley YMCA

Join us October 1 - 4, 2015. You can participate in the Tournament, or attend the Workshop, or make the most of your weekend and do both!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the Catskills Classic at Frost Valley and/or
ABCD of Course Design Workshop

Prices include all lodging, meals and fees. Join us for an historic and memorable weekend!

Frost Valley

Catskills Classic at Frost Valley YMCA, PDGA B Tier event
  -- Pat Govang, Tournament Director

The Catskills Classic tournament is this year's only opportunity to compete on this brand new HouckDesign course. Prices are ALL INCLUSIVE and cover LODGING, MEALS and TOURNAMENT fees, as well as PRACTICE ROUNDS on Friday, October 2. You may choose to stay in a 10-person cabin or a 2-person hotel room. Indicate in the notes area of your reservation who you will be traveling with. Bed/room assignments will be made accordingly.

HouckDesign Workshop: The Art and Business of Course Design (ABCD)
  -- Presented by Dee Leekha and John Houck

Join us for the first time ever -- six instructional sessions taught by John Houck and Dee Leekha covering key aspects of designing premier disc golf courses and the business principles behind it. Incorporating a “Learn and Do” methodology, each session will allow participants to apply and present the concepts for feedback. At this introductory course of a future Design institute, participants will also learn more about future education opportunities, receive an exclusive commemorative and collectible disc, and qualify for discounts on future workshops and classes.


Thursday, October 1, 2015
   1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  Lodging check-in; Course Open for Practice for Workshop Attendees
   5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  Dinner

Friday, October 2, 2015
   7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.  Breakfast
   8:15 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  HouckDesign ABCD Workshop Part I (includes working lunch)
   1:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.  Course Open for Practice for Competitors
   1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  HouckDesign ABCD Workshop Part II
   4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  Tournament Registration
   7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  Dinner, John Houck discusses Frost Valley course design

Saturday, October 3, 2015
   7:30 a.m.                    Tee Times Posted
   7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  Breakfast
   9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  Tee Times, 1st Round, Box Lunch
   4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  HouckDesign ABCD Workshop Part II continued
   7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  Dinner, details TBD

Sunday, October 4, 2015
   7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.   Breakfast
   8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Tee Times
   1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Rolling Divisional Award Ceremonies
   5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  Raffle and Giveaways
   5:30 p.m.                    End


Friday, October 2

   8:15-1:30 HouckDesign Workshop Introductory ABCD Part I (includes a working lunch)

First topic: HDI Principles-- John’s Principles for Design

Second Topic: 7 Principles for Success as a Course Designer

Third Topic: Course Routing – The Right Answer Out of Thousands

   1:30–4:00 HouckDesign Workshop Introductory ABCD Part II

Fourth Topic: What is Your Time Worth? Analysis of Design Fees, etc.

Fifth Topic: BG to DG: Ball Golf to Disc Golf Concepts and Trends

Saturday, October 3rd

   4:00–6:30 Houck Design Workshop Introductory ABCD Part II, continued

Sixth Topic: Land Features -- I Only See Opportunity/How to Make Lemonade

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the Catskills Classic at Frost Valley and/or
ABCD of Course Design Workshop

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