Congratulations to Sarah Stanhope for winning the Open Women Division at the 2010 Vibram Open! Sarah has now won the event two years in a row and is coming off a recent 2010 Professional Disc Golf World Championships win in Crown Point, IN. Based on the strength of a 997-rated final round of 63, Sarah cruised to a 5-throw margin of victory. Way to go, Sarah!
Congratulations to Maryland's Jim Myers for winning the Grandmasters Division at the 2010 Vibram Open. Based on the strength of a 1034-rated second round of 58, Jim jumped out to an 8-throw lead heading into the Finals and cruised to the win. Way to go, Jim!
The 2010 PDGA National Tour turns toward the homestretch this week in Leicester, Massachusetts, where the best disc golfers in the world will assemble for the Vibram Open at Maple Hill.
With seven NT events and the 2010 PDGA World Championships now in the books, players are running out of opportunities to move up the Woodchuck Cider Drive for the Championship points standings. The standings for the top 25 women and top 100 men are available at www.pdga.com/national-tour.
As July moves through the calendar quickly, the Woodchuck Cider Drive for the Championship is gaining in intrigue. Our top players have been jockeying for position on the PDGA National Tour through the first seven events, but the next stop on “the Drive” is the World Championships, where players in the hunt will not have the option to swap out a better showing.
The Minnesota Frisbee Association is proud to welcome back the world’s best players to the 23rd Annual Minnesota Majestic National Tour Event and Amateur A tier to be held on June 25th to the 27th! For the 5th year in a row, title sponsor, Summit Brewing, has stepped up and make sure that the Majestic will be one of the richest events on the planet! With the help of the outstanding volunteer staff and all the other sponsors, the 2010 Minnesota Majestic will indeed be Majestic!
Disc Golf's National Tour to Peak in Shadow of Mount Hood
2010 Beaver State Fling Adapts to Accommodate the Enormous Demand of the Event
When Beaver State Fling Co-Tournament Directors, Mike Phillips and Jeff Mittl, were soliciting feedback on what time of day the registration for the 2010 edition of disc golf's gold standard event would occur, their concerns were genuine.
"After the overwhelming online response we received during last year's event, we did not want to be caught unprepared when we opened the floodgates again this year," Mittl said. "The Fling sold out in less than four hours last year, and we just wanted to make sure that everyone who wanted to play this year got a chance to sign-up."
National Tour Abuzz Heading into Carolina Clash This Weekend
by Dr. John G. Duesler, Jr.
After almost a month off, the 2010 PDGA National Tour will roll into Charlotte, North Carolina with great energy and excitement as the Carolina Clash gets ready to start. With one of the most thriving regional communities in all of our sport, North Carolina is poised to once again take its place amongst the leading disc golf cities. And looking at the field, you can see that the touring players share in the enthusiasm.
The Sunshine State Shootout lived up to its name today with beautiful sunny skies and a pleasant temperature of 75 degrees. The locals informed the visiting players that winter this year in Florida has been cold and that this one of the warmest days seen so far in 2010.
In the Open division a pair of nine unders by former World Champion Nate Doss and Tampa Bay's David Eilers lead early until Michael Johansen's hot 12 under (unofficially rated 1057) came in on the last card.
National Tour Finds Fertile Ground in Florida for Growing Disc Golf Scene
by Dr. John G. Duesler, Jr.
The PDGA National Tour makes its return to Florida at the Sunshine State Shootout after a four year hiatus from participating in disc golf's highest level traveling series.
Tournament Director, Mike Barnett, is relishing the opportunity to, not only once again prove his mettle to the disc golf community, but the chance to validate his high hopes for disc golf at Ocala's new disc golf facility, The Preserve at Pine Oaks Disc Golf Course, located alongside the Pine Oaks municipal golf course.
The PDGA has been working on improvements to our live scoring system. The new and improved version is being launched in conjunction with The Memorial Championship. We will be conducting a beta test on Wednesday March 3rd as we follow the Featured Group of Avery Jenkins, Paul Ulibarri, Ken Climo, and Nikko Locastro.
This group will be teeing off at 1:46pm MST / 3:46 EST and we encourage you to join us for live hole by hole results. We have also added the ability to add photos and comments and will be bringing you updates as the action unfolds in beautiful Arizona. We will be covering other action during the week and encourage everyone to check for updates on the front page of PDGA.com.
The 2010 PDGA National Tour will tee off on Wednesday March 3 in Fountain Hills, Arizona with the Memorial Championship. Tournament directors Dan and Sue Ginnelly along with the Arizona Disc Golf Club will host over 350 players from around the world for what has become one of the rites of spring in the disc golf world.
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.
The disc golf lollapalooza that is the Vibram Open rolled into Friday with the start of singles rounds. After the whirlwind of activities on the previous day which included a “5 Spots” qualifier for late entrants, several different doubles contests, a National Tour clinic, and the Players Meeting, the first cards would go off from the first tee bright and early at 7:30 AM, with the weather forecast of sunshine and highs in the mid 80s: perfect weather for golf!
David Feldberg and Valarie Jenkins Win First Class Challenge National Tour
Another cool and cloudy start for today. But the temperature and the action got hot as the sun broke out for the Finals. Valerie Jenkins continued her stellar play, making the Finals more of a victory lap than a battle. Des worked hard to get three back in the morning, closing the gap to six going into the Finals. But Val got two back in the Finals, finishing with a comfortable 8 throw win. Berlogar earned a solid third, making her way into the Finals gaining three more on Tschiggfrie at Walnut Ridge in the morning.
Locastro Launches NT with Win at Memorial. The first stop of the 2009 PDGA National Tour concluded today in Scottsdale, Arizona at The Memorial. Nikko Locastro continued his early season success by capturing his first NT title, besting world-class golfer Avery Jenkins, 3-time Memorial champion Barry Schultz, and Arizona's own Paul Ulibarri.
The 2014 National Tour Elite Series will feature the top players in the Men’s and Women’s Open divisions as they compete in the sixth annual Drive for the Championship. The point series will consist of the first seven National Tour Elite Series events plus the series finale, the Rochester Flying Disc Open. Players will accumulate points throughout the season as they compete for trophies, cash bonuses, and the title of 2014 PDGA National Tour Series Champion.
After the first round Avery was trailing the world's top ranked disc golfer David Feldberg by two. Dave broke the existing course record by four strokes only to have Avery shatter his course record a day later by three with a blistering 1085 rated 51. Avery's four stroke lead would be difficult to overcome and after Dave's five on hole eight, the result was all but determined. When asked about his lack of aggressive play on the back nine holes Dave explained that Maple Hill could bite you and he saw a greater opportunity to lose second than gain first. Avery would end up winning by seven.