On Tuesday July 21, 2014 at 8:00am CDT the first discs will be thrown to start off one of the largest events in disc golf, the 2014 PDGA Amateur & Junior Disc Golf World Championships . The Minneapolis/St. Paul area is hosting the event this year with 620+ competitors in 14 different divisions playing on eight courses spread out over a period of five days. Whether you’re a player, a staff member, or a volunteer, your effort for the remainder of the week should be applauded. As a competitor, the amount of mental and physical endurance it takes to finish at the top of your division is unmatched by any other amateur event all year. As a staff member, the amount of work leading up to this event is mind-boggling, and it will only get more stressful and exhausting as the week goes on. When it’s all said and done, it will all be worth it. This is Am Worlds baby!
Mark Twain is credited with calling golf “a good walk – spoiled.”Often it’s spoiled by repeated trips into the woods, but there’s a growing game that combines that nice walk with a little fitness, and a familiar family pastime.
We have gotten word that DeGray Lake Resort State Park’s new disc golf course opens this Friday- July 4. Disc golf, which is also called frisbee golf, is a popular sport nationwide. There will be a brief grand opening ceremony at the park visitor center at 9 a.m. Friday morning to officially open the course for play.
According to Joan Ellison, Public Information Officer for Arkansas State Parks, this is the first disc golf course in the Arkansas state park system.
Generally there are a few weeks between National Tour stops, but we are mid-summer and that means the disc golf season is about to get really busy. Last weekend we enjoyed the competition at the Kansas City Wide Open and next week is one of the most anticipated disc golf events of the year—The Maple Hill Open presented by Vibram. Disc Golf professionals all over the country took part in tournaments in order to prepare the next National Tour event. This week, we’re taking a look back at four A-Tiers: King of the Lake, Delaware Disc Golf Challenge, Silver Cup XIV, and the 30th Annual Mid-America Open.
A New 9 hole disc golf course has just opened for play at Falls Park in Pendelton, IN. It is a beginner/intermediate level course in a city park. 4 holes play through some woods and 5 holes are in the more open park area. It was installed as an Eagle Scout project. Click the DGCourseReview link below for more info and directions.
How many true midrange discs do you carry or do you like to upshot with putters and power down on drivers and fairway drivers. The only true mid I carry is a buzzz, should I think about carrying others. Am I missing out by not having other slow speed discs in my bag.
Disc Golf is growing in Minnesota, just as in the rest of the country and the world. This means more courses, more players, more tournaments and more fun!
Pay to Play courses are the future of disc golf and are already appearing around the country. Crowd funding is the ideal platform to realize a multi-course disc golf complex within 1 hour of the twin cities.
t would have been perfectly normal for Joe Dunn and Mark Gilvin to find an alternative for their regular disc golf outing when rainy conditions swept through the Willamette Valley last week.
In the world of disc golf, there are some events that don’t need much of an introduction. Formerly known as the Vibram Open, the Maple Hill Open presented by Vibram (MHO) is certainly one of the elite few tournaments that fall into this category. It’s referred to by many pros as the best event on tour, and with good reasons. It takes place on one of the most beautiful and difficult private courses in the country, the payout is massive, and the competition is fierce to say the least. It’s also stop number five of eight on the 2014 PDGA National Tour Elite Series.