Bag Tag Challenge

What is a bag tag?

A bag tag is an individually numbered tag you attach to your disc golf bag (or whatever you can attach it to while playing).  It identifies you as a social player who is willing to challenge another player for a lower tag number.

How does it work?

Let’s say you show up on the disc golf course on Saturday morning and you have a tag numbered 15.  You see someone else on the course with a tag numbered 11.  You strike up a casual conversation and then challenge that player for their tag.  After all, you are in desperate search for tag number 1.

The purpose of the Bag Tag Challenge is to encourage friendly competition among Sault Disc Golf Association members.

Everyone is on the honour system and expected to conduct themselves according to the rules and within the spirit of competition.

In order for the Bag Tag Challenge to work:

  • All challenges must be accepted.
  • Each player must have their Bag Tag at all times.
  • Bag Tags must be plainly visible and can not be hidden.
  • Challenges are to be made by choosing times and courses that are reasonable.
  • Friendly side wagers of any kind can be made at the discretion of the participants, but are NOT required.

Challenge Rules

  1. Challenge runs from June 15th to September 30th.
  2. No challenges can be issued 30 minutes before or after on league nights.
  3. League play time cannot be used to settle challenges.
  4. The higher Bag Tag number holder challenges the lower Bag Tag number holder. Challenges can be by phone, computer, or in person.
  5. The challenged player must give the challenger two (2) times/dates to meet within  two (2) weeks.
  6. If challenged player cannot play they must swap the tag.
  7. If the challenger can not meet, and the times/dates were reasonable, the challenge is void.
  8. Not showing up for a match results in a forfeit or tag swap. (20 minute leeway)
  9. The challenged player picks the course, tees and format.
    Format choices include: Stroke play or Match play but no doubles/triples etc. of any kind. PDGA rules apply. If the challenger wins the round, the tags are exchanged.
  10. Ties are won by the holder of the lower bag tag.
  11. You don’t have to play back-to-back challenge rounds against the same player or in a multi-player match with the exact same opponents. A player can’t challenge you, lose to you, and then immediately challenge you again for another round.
  12. Incomplete round: If a player does not complete a bag tag challenge round, the exiting player should trade tags with the player with the highest tag number. If play is stopped by all players before the round is complete, no tags are exchanged. This could be due to hazardous weather, physical emergency or mutual agreement.


Players holding tags must update the club with the results of each challenge.
The winner of the challenge is responsible for reporting the results of the challenge.
Players wishing to get information as to who holds each tag may check at a site page we haven’t yet created 🙂


HAVE FUN! It’s only a tag.

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