Thank you for ordering DGA Deluxe Tee Signs. We are sure you will be happy with the quality of the finished product. As with anything custom-made, the better the information we receive from you up-front, the better the quality of the end product, as well as, a much more timely completion of your sign order.
This page will assist you in completing our online Tee Sign Information Form. Though this form may seem a little time consuming, properly filling it out will insure that your final tee signs are completed accurately. This page will also assist in identifying any support information we may need to complete the project. At any time throughout this process, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact your DGA representative or our sign development partner. It will also be helpful to keep this page handy while you are completing the form.
Information To Get Together Prior To Completing Online Tee Sign Information Form
In order to complete our online form there will be information that you will need to have at your disposal. Hopefully, when you get to the point of filling out the form, your disc golf course has already been designed. With this you should have all the data associated with the design. This information includes:
- Course Name
- Number of holes in the course
- Number and location of tees per hole
- Number and location of basket placements per hole
- Hole lengths for each tee and basket options per hole
- Preferred Par for each tee and basket option per hole
- Any out of bounds (OB) that may come in to play on each hole
- Any mandatory (Doglegs or Mandos) present on each hole
All of the above information is determined during the normal course design process. For the tee sign creation process, we will need some additional information that will assist our map design partner to fully understand the lay of the land and make the most accurate maps possible. This information includes:
- Map coordinates for all tee locations
- Map coordinates for all basket locations
- Overhead map of the course land with hole layout overlaid (Preferable)
These coordinates contain the exact latitude and longitude points of any location on a map. These are standardized coordinates used throughout the World and are now fairly easy to determine using online mapping programs. We will discuss how to determine these coordinates in a later section.
Choosing Design Elements For Your Tee Signs
There are a number of design feature requests we will want to receive from you to make sure the final sign product will meet the preferable design feel you are trying to achieve.
Color Theme– We recommend keeping with a consistent theme for your tee signs throughout your course. Whether you have a preferred color for your property or you are trying to keep your sign colors consistent with PDGA Par Guidelines and Tee color designation (explained in more detail below), we recommend you think this through before completing the form. Below is a swatch of our standard colors. Please note the color you choose when completing the form. If you have a particular color you’d like to use that is not listed, please supply that information when completing the form.
Font Theme– Keeping the fonts used on the tee signs consistent will ensure your signs look professional and easy to read. Below is a list of standard fonts. If you have a particular font you’d like to use that is not listed, please supply that information when completing the form.
QR Codes– These codes are similar in function to a UPC bar code, but can hold much more information. One common use for QR codes is to house website address information. If your course has a website associated with it, this code is an effective way to get this website out to course users and for providing additional information about the course, events, wildlife, rules, etc. A code for your website can be placed on your tee signs so that anyone with a smartphone can learn more about your course. For more information on QR Codes go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QR_code
Course Logo– If you have a course or park artwork logo that you’d like to appear on your signs, we would simply need you to provide us with that artwork. If no artwork is available, no problem, we can still make your signs look great without it.
Hole Sponsor– A great way to raise funds for course hardware and maintenance is to sell hole sponsors to local businesses and organizations. If you are able to take advantage of this opportunity, provide pertinent sponsor information for each hole in the comments section.
Tee Sign Terminology
Following is a list of terminology used in the tee sign design process. We will do our best to explain these terms, as well as, provide additional information resources where needed.
Tee Type– An “Am” tee is designed for amateur, or beginning players. They are typically the shorter of the tees to the target. A “Pro” tee is designed for an advanced or professional player and is generally longer to the target than the “Am” tee. If your course is designed to have all players throw from the same tee, you would designate it as a “Dual” tee.
Preferred Par– Determining par for each hole, as well as hole length, should be performed by a qualified course designer. Working with one of these individuals will not only help you determine par, but will assist in creating the most fun and challenging course for the intended user. That being said, if you are determining your own par without the assistance of an experienced individual, a good rule of thumb is that most holes average a par of 3. There are also other, more technical resources available to assist in determining par for different skill levels. These are listed here.
Mandatory– A mandatory (also called a Mando or Dogleg) is one or more designated trees, poles, or other landmark in a fairway that must be passed as indicated by arrows, usually to one side of the mando or the other. If a hole utilizes a mando, provide a detailed description of this in the comments section for that hole.
Out of Bounds– Also called an OB, this is an area that is unplayable and is usually marked with some sort of line running the length of the OB area. This could be a street, sidewalk, river or lakeshore, etc. If a hole has OB, provide a detailed description in the comments section of that hole.
Finding Coordinates for Tee and Basket Locations
Finding coordinates on a map is relatively simple once you know what you’re doing. I prefer to use Google Maps (https://maps.google.com) for this process.