Tournament lunch breaks

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How long should tournament lunch breaks be?

15 minutes after last card
3
5%
30 minutes after last card
14
25%
45 minutes after last card
22
39%
60 minutes is perfect, that's why the PDGA picked it
17
30%
I have all the time in the world!
1
2%
 
Total votes : 57

Tournament lunch breaks

Postby Like_Water » Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:23 pm

There's been a lot of talk during lunches about the length of time it takes to get back on the course. I'm curious what peoples opinions are on this matter. Personally, the quicker the better works for me.
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Postby blkwizardsonny » Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:03 pm

gotta atleast have time to eat 15 mins really ? not all of us eat energy bars sssss i voted 45 mins 30 mins maybe but 15 mins is a joke imo
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Postby GDL17921 » Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:05 pm

I think there's different circumstances where different times could/should be utilized. The one hour is a guideline that captures all situations. In a situation where you have to travel to another course, I'm for a little more time. In a situation like Atlantic, where lunch is provided at the course and nobody really has to go anywhere, I'm all for a shorter lunch. Don't forget though, you have to allow at least enough time for the TD and their help to audit the scorecards, reset the board, and make out new scorecards.
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Postby Cydisc » Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:28 pm

Whatever the situation warrants. 1 hour seems to be reasonable to allow people to find food in an unfamiliar town.
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Postby Discgo » Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:31 pm

Believing you have an hour and planning your lunch for that can get you in trouble when the td decides to change it on you. I have been told I have 20 minutes to leave get food and be back on my tee before. In those circumstances you must skip eating or be late to your round if you didn't bring your food with you.
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Postby freburg36625 » Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:02 pm

I don't really like a long wait in between rounds. Although 60 minutes is usually required to give everyone an opportunity to eat without rushing. The problem is that some people finish early and some finish late. There is no way to properly account for that. For example, we are playing a round at Pickard, and some of the players can really move through that course and finish in three hours. Then some of the newer players take five hours to get through it, and most of the players end up waiting close to three hours in between rounds. What are you supposed to do? As much as I hate waiting to play, we are all there for the same reason. I don't know what my point is.
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Postby AO » Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:12 pm

I voted for 30 min. Guys are golfing awfully slow and 2 hour lunches are becoming an annoyingly too common.
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Postby hyzerman16234 » Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:22 pm

If you play Wildcat Bluff this year expect 30 to 45 minutes. I don't want to finish in the dark. The slower cards will need to be making an effort to play faster because last year the time between the 1st and last card was too long.
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Postby Dale Jordal » Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:34 pm

Would how long the course is factor in?

Example: Spam Town Open in July - The first round is HOT, HUMID, and 27 poles..... it is kind of nice to take an hour break in AC before going out and doing another 27 poles in the afternoon heat.

I can see if lunch is on the grounds a 1/2 hour, 40 minutes may be a better option, but IMO 27 poles x2 in heat is brutal and I welcome an hour with fluids and AC.
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Postby Cydisc » Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:05 pm

I guess whatever you do, if it's going to be anything less than an hour, be sure to include that info in your promotional materials so people can make plans.
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Postby frogawitdafizzle » Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:27 pm

Well, If more seasoned players helped TD's you could make this happen maybe. You almost always have 30 min between first and last card, so good luck that.
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Postby Chase20460 » Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:46 pm

AO wrote:I voted for 30 min. Guys are golfing awfully slow and 2 hour lunches are becoming an annoyingly too common.



..Says the fastest player in Iowa.

Its an hour for me.. It sucks when its more but not everyone brings thier lunch. Besides, it gives Pros something to complain about.
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Postby AO » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:33 pm

Chase20460 wrote:
AO wrote:I voted for 30 min. Guys are golfing awfully slow and 2 hour lunches are becoming an annoyingly too common.



..Says the fastest player in Iowa.



ummmm.....2nd
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Postby Cydisc » Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:20 pm

AO wrote:
Chase20460 wrote:
AO wrote:I voted for 30 min. Guys are golfing awfully slow and 2 hour lunches are becoming an annoyingly too common.



..Says the fastest player in Iowa.



ummmm.....2nd


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Postby blkwizardsonny » Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:20 pm

just curious on who picked 15 mins
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