I’ve was the TD for Dory Hill Pinball Campout the last two times it was run. 18 holes of pingolf are played on Saturday, and then a direct play finals happens on Sunday (where the field is roughly split in half).
In the past, we had around 70 players. Play on Saturday would start around 10am, and people would finish around 4pm-7pm. (There was no schedule, just go at your own pace. People would stop for lunch, naps, etc).
This year, it’s possible we might have 100-120 players. I’m concerned that there won’t be enough time for everyone to get through 18 holes, as we could have as many as 30 foursomes, rather than the standard 18ish.
However, it’s reasonable that we could have enough machines for 3 separate nine-hole courses…and evenly distribute the groups so that everyone plays two of the three nine-hole courses. With that, there would be significantly less waiting (and it would give people a few hours after dinner to play for fun with friends, as has traditionally happened).
Of course, then it would be a little problematic comparing scores across players to determine finals (since with some players you’d only have half of your holes in common).
I have some ideas of how this could be done, but wanted to put it out there to see if anyone else has suggestions.
My plan for Sunday is to have three separate courses, and A, B & C divisions. Ideally 32 in A, 32 in B, and the rest in C to play an indirect format.