2015 Am Worlds Signs Presenting Sponsor


KALAMAZOO, MI – Lake Effect Disc Golf, an organization that was awarded the bid to host the Professional Disc Golf Association’s (PDGA) Amateur World Championships in 2015, is announcing that Bell’s Brewery – a major beer producer and the largest based in Michigan – will be the presenting sponsor of the 2015 PDGA Amateur World Championships.

Officially titled “2015 PDGA Amateur Disc Golf World Championships, Presented by Bell’s Brewery,” will happen July 18th-25th, 2015 in Kalamazoo, MI and its surrounding area.  Players will be coming to Kalamazoo to compete for 17 different titles.  This will be the second time that the disc golf World Championships will be coming to Kalamazoo.  In 2008, Bell’s Brewery was the presenting sponsor for the combined Pro and Amateur World Championships.  The 2008 World Championships brought nearly 900 competitors from 9 different countries to Kalamazoo and Battle Creek for a week long tournament.  2008 was the 3rd time both the Professional and Amateur World Championships occurred at the same time and place and was the second largest disc golf event in history.  The first Pro/Amateur World Championships was in 2000 in Ann Arbor, MI.  The 2015 PDGA Amateur World Championships Presented by Bell’s Brewery is expected to bring about 700 players and their families to Kalamazoo.

Michigan is one of the leading states in the sport of disc golf.  With well over 200 courses across the state including some of the highest rated courses among disc golf players.  There have been several World Champion Titles that have gone to Michigan players.  Michigan is also home to one of the leading disc manufacturers, Discraft Inc.  The 2015 PDGA Amateur World Championships Presented by Bell’s Brewery will be the 6th time a disc golf World Championships will have been played in Michigan.

Bell’s Brewery has been a long time supporter of disc golf, starting with their support in building the first disc golf course in the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek Area at Coldbrook County Park over 20 years ago.  Bell’s Brewery has continued to support disc golf throughout those years by supporting K’Aces Disc Golf, a Kalamazoo/Battle Creek disc golf club that is celebrating its 20th season in 2014.  With the support of Bell’s Brewery, K’Aces Disc Golf runs weekly leagues year round and plays host to 7 PDGA tournaments during the year.  

Bell's Brewery, Inc. began in 1985 with a quest for better beer and a 15 gallon soup kettle. Since then, Bell’s Brewery has grown into a regional craft brewery that employs more than 200 people over a 20 state area, in addition to Puerto Rico and Washington DC. The dedication to brewing flavorful, unfiltered, quality craft beers that started in 1985 is still with them today. They currently brew over 20 beers for distribution as well as many other small batch beers that are served at their pub in Kalamazoo, the Eccentric Cafe. Their ongoing goal is to brew thoughtfully, creatively and artistically. They strive to bring an authentic and pleasant experience to all of our customers through our unique ales and beers. For more information about Bell’s Brewery, please visit bellsbeer.com.  For more information about disc golf, please visit pdga.com .