PDGA Europe Website
The PDGA Europe website has undergone quite a number of improvements in preparation for the 2009 season thanks to webmaster, Sinus Frank. The site is in english and can be linked to from the front page of PDGA.com, or by visiting http://pdga-europe.com/.
Disc Golf in Europe is growing at a fantastic pace with no end in sight. Take some time to check out the new site and start your planning today for the disc golf cultural experience of a lifetime.
The 2009 European Open will be contested on August 27-30 and will crown champions in two professional divisions, Open (MPO) and Women (FPO). The field is limited to 150 players. The tournament entry fee is 100 Euros and a minimum purse of 15,000 EUR is guaranteed. Qualification and registration information can be found at http://www.opendiscgolf.com/.
The European Open is preceeded by the President's Cup on August 26th, a team stroke and match play competition between Europe's and USA's top players for the purse, the champagne, and trans-Atlantic bragging rights. This year Team Europe will be seeking to dethrone Team USA for the first time and to keep the Cup in European hands.
The European and American teams at the awards ceremony following the 2007 Presidents Cup
The 2009 European Open will be telecast by Finnish National TV Channel YLE, who will broadcast a 28-minute show of the event three weeks after the tournament.
Whether you are a top player aiming for a PDGA Major title or a disc golf Tour-ist who is intent on savoring this unique experience, please be sure to book your place early when registration opens, as the event's 144 places are bound to be filled quickly.