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Playing with Bag Tags is a great way to add a sense of competition to disc golf!
If you’re having fun and following the rules of disc golf, adding Bag Tags into the mix can be a great way to up the ante in disc golf, whether you’re playing a personal game, in a league, or a tournament.
If you’re new to the world of disc golf, you might be wondering “what is a disc golf bag tag?”
This article will go into what disc golf bag tags are and how they can bring a new element to your game!
What is a disc golf bag tag?
Bag Tags are a way to make a round of disc golf more competitive. You can purchase them at different clubs and they are distributed in order of purchase.
Each tag is numbered and you can often only use a tag that has been designated for that year, which means you can only play for the current year’s bag tags.
The leather tags are the property of the owner.
The game is for the players with the higher numbered bag tags to challenge the lower numbered bag tags.
Whoever wins the round or tournament gets to keep the lower tag!
The goal is to have the lowest numbered tag by the end of the course or tournament and have some fun!
What are the rules for a bag tag?
The rules might differ slightly depending on the club or tournament, so make sure you check out the rules before you challenge anyone!
However, many of the rules are similar to the following.
- Rule #1 — Any club member who physically has a bag tag can challenge or be challenged for their bag tag. They can also participate in larger challenges for bag tags.
- Rule # 2 — Any player with a higher Bag Tag number can challenge those with lower numbers to a round of disc golf.
- Rule #3 — Players cannot avoid being challenged by hiding the Bag Tag or keeping it at home.
- Rule #4 — You can challenge other people in person or on social media. You can reach out through text, phone, or email as well. Once a challenge has been accepted by the other player, neither can participate in another challenge until the match has taken place and a winner has been decided.
- Rule #5 — Players who received the challenge from higher Bag Tag players are supposed to play within three days. They are also able to choose which course they play at. There are exceptions including injury, illness, or travel but the maximum time they can wait before having a match is 30 days.
- Rule # 6 — If they cannot make a date to have the match, the challenge is considered void so both players are allowed to look for new challenges.
- Rule #7 — After a challenge has been agreed to by both parties, any changes have to be agreed upon by both parties or it is considered a forfeit.
- Rule #8 — The player with the lowest score in the round wins the game. If the challenger won the round, the Bag Tags need to be traded immediately at the end of the round.
- Rule #9 — Most people challenge based on a round-by-round basis. The challenges only last one round.
League rules and challenges
There are different rules for disc golf leagues.
For example, the director of the league decides the format of the tags including whether the players can challenge based on a card or based on a field.
Neither player needs to publicly announce the challenge since it is considered automatic.
Casual challenges in bag tag
For people playing more casually, they can meet at a course to play for bag tags in one-on-one challenges and group challenges where the lowest Bag Tag is at stake.
Players are not allowed to deny a challenge and continue playing a round.
Players win by having the lowest score at the end of the round. If the challenger has the lowest score, they will receive the lowest numbered Bag Tag.
Bag Tags are traded immediately after the round has been completed.
If there is a tie, the player who began with the lower Bag Tag will retain the lower numbered Bag Tag.
Rematch to win
If a challenger won your lower-numbered Bag Tag, they do not have to accept a rematch challenge unless a week has already passed between games or either player has already completed another, different challenge.
Playing for Bag Tags is a great way to add a sense of competition to your game.
If you’re getting more serious about disc golf, it can be a great way to meet more people and improve your game!
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