Fountain Hills

Fountain Hills

Upon arrival at Fountain Hills Park early in the morning on Saturday, we knew we’d be in for an interesting final day of The Memorial Championship presented by Discraft. The greater area of Phoenix had gone nearly 11 weeks without a drop of rain and on Friday night, as most of the population slept, the much needed rainfall finally arrived. What better time to end the drought than the final round of one of the biggest events in disc golf?

Two words can sum up a majority of the rounds today at Fountain Hills Park; no mercy. As the first divisions took to the tee pads this morning at The Memorial Championship presented by Discraft the temperature was ideal, the wind was calm, and it seemed like just another perfect Arizona winter day. As the hours passed, the changes that were coming became visible from miles away. On the horizon, large clouds started to form over Four Peaks. Generally in this city, quickly forming clouds above the mountains usually means serious business. 

The largest event on the PDGA National Tour is back and bigger than ever in 2014!  The Memorial Championship presented by Discraft is returning to Scottsdale and Fountain Hills, Arizona for its 26th year on February 26th – March 1st.

Another great day in Arizona as day two of The Memorial Championship started off with a bang. I had the pleasure of live tweeting both the womens and mens lead cards and the story of the day (and the tournament) has to be Paige Pierce.  She is now in the lead by 10 strokes after a stellar 1036 rated round on Wednesday and a 1015 rated round today.

Round one of the 2013 Memorial Championship presented by Discraft is off and running. The Open divisions are playing at Vista Del Camino today while the others play their first of two rounds at Fountain Hills.

Memorial Championship Super Group Kicks off 2010 PDGA National Tour
by John G. Duesler, Jr.

The drama of the 2010 PDGA National Tour will be on display from the very first tee of the first round as defending Memorial Championship titlest Nikko Locastro will be grouped with growing rivals Avery Jenkins and Ken Climo, as well as Arizona's top disc golfer Paul Ulibarri in the event's annual first round Super Group.