Lagoda Consecutive Putting Contest

In this contest you need to record a video of yourself using a single disc to make the most consecutive putts from a specified distance. To achieve that you have a 7-minute time limit and you can use just a single disc.

The contest will run for three 7-day rounds with a different distance set for each round while top ranked players will compete in the additional final round.
Round 1 - May 7 to 13 - putts from 6 m / 19.68 feet - 1 point per putt for overall standings
Round 2 - May 14 to 20 - putts from 8 m / 26.24 feet - 2 points per putt for overall standings
Round 3 - May 21 to 27 - putts from 10 m / 32.80 feet - 4 points per putt for overall standings
Final round - May 28 to June 1 - putts from 10 m / 32.80 feet and 12 m / 39.37 feet

Daily video updates with top score videos will be posted at YouTube channel (subscribe!) and to Lagoda Facebook page (like!). 

For main info check out:

  

Season 2 - latest daily update
  

Overall standings will be created by summing up the points earned through first three rounds. Number of finalists will depend on the number of participants who will compete in all three rounds - 4 finalists for up to 40 players, and additional 1 finalist on every 15 competitors up to 8 finalists in case of 100+ competitors.

We will announce a winner for each round and provide a small prize -  Disc golf Tourist stamped Discraft Buzz, while there will also be a prize for overall rankings but the prize pool will bepend on number of competitors. If there is more than 50 competitors with a score in all three rounds we will give away small backpack to the overall winner (or possibly few more prizes), and if there is 100 competitors we will give away Zuca cart to the winner and small backpack to the 2nd place (and possibly some more prizes).
Season 2 of the contest is limited to 120 competitors.

In addition to announcing round and overall winners we keep an all time list of the best World, National, and State open and female scores, so even if you are not winning overall, you’ll have a chance to hold the unofficial National record for any of these three distances. 

Preferred way to send in your videos is by uploading un-edited video trimmed to successful run (a 5-10 seconds before 1st putt and after stuff requiered at the end) to your YouTube channel (can be set as private video, viewable by anyone who has a link) and then sending us a link (e-mail or Facebook message to Lagoda Disc Golf page).

Rules:
Fair play is expected from all players. We know that is possible to manipulate the video in several ways to make your score shows better, but we really don’t expect that to happen by disc golfers.
In case there is any indication that some foul play happened, the organizers can disregard this video and it’s score.

You have to make all putts with just a single disc and they have to be consecutive. After a successful putt you need to walk to the basket, pick up that disc, return behind your mark and make next putt. Once you miss a putt the run ends and that is you score.

The player must be the person getting a disc out of the basket. It is not allowed for other persons to help any way regarding putting and getting a disc for the next putt.

We will keep your best score, but also your 2nd best score that will be used as a tie breaker in case of any ties for top positions in weekly contest. You are encouraged to send in at least two videos, even if the score is the same for both. If you improve your score during the round you can send in multiple videos but not more than two of the same score.

All your putts have to be recorded in a video. You can record as many attempts as you want to, but a video sent to us (or posted on public networks) has to be trimmed down to show only the run of successful putts plus additional info afterwards (but not edited in any other way).

There has to be a mark on the ground from where you are making your putts and it should be visible in a video (use a bright disc or something like that). There should be no additional info on the start of your video while at the end of the video, after the last putt is made (or a putt is missed), you need to keep recording, walk foot to foot from your mark to the basket to validate the distance (or use a tape meter to confirm the distance). After that, if you feel like it, feel free to say other things to the camera (your name, country, state, putter you used, nominate friends etc.).

Anyone ranking in the top 5 for State / National / World rankings, and does not use a tape measuer, might be asked to send a photo of the footwear they used in the video along to the measuring tape (or similar) to provide additional distance verification (*but only once the contest grows in popularity ).

Everyone who is trying to set / break World / National / State record is encouraged to provide different proofs that the score is legit and that the video was not manipulated with (for each putt standing 1 disc width behind a mark, something happening in the background (people watching, people walking, cars driving, dog barking etc.)

7 minute timer countdown starts upon the release of first putter from your hand and the last putt to count must be released at latest when timer shows 6:59.

There should be no significant change in the elevation from the mark to the basket.

For 6m / 20 feet and 8m / 26 feet you need to show stability after the putt, while when putting from 10m / 33 feet you can jump putt etc.
In case that foot fault happens during putting and player makes a putt he/she can continue putting and foul putt will be disregarded (not counted). In case a putt is missed and foot fault is made, the run is over.

All videos posted to social networks and YouTube should be named "lagodaCputt - " followed by your name, date and other info you feel like. Also hashtag #lagodaCputt should be used in posts etc.
To be included in the contest players need to send their info (link for the video, name, contact) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
It is not mandatory for videos to be posted on social networks or made public and you can upload your video to some private location (Google drive, Dropbox) and send us a link, but any video ending up among the daily best, in top 5 positions overall or top 10 World or top 5 National / State needs to be made available to organizers to download and use publicly on social networks etc. along to the name and other details on the player.

For overall standings we will sum up all your best scores in a formula where putts made from 6m / 20 feet will bring 1 point each, from 8m / 30 feet 2 points each and putts from 10m / 40 feet 4 points each. 
As example, if you will make 19 putts from 6m, 8 putts from 8m and 3 putts from 10m, the formula will be (19x1) + (8x2) + (3x4) = 19 + 16 + 12 so your score will be 47.
In case of a tie, a tie breaker will be 2nd best score at round 3 (10m / 40 feet) followed by 2nd best score in round 2 and then round 1.
If there is still a tie, players who are tied will be asked to record a new video of consecutive putts.

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