The first day of a PDGA National Tour disc golf event is always interesting. Today was no different, as the first of three rounds of the “Steady” Ed Memorial Masters Cup took place on the DeLaveaga Disc Golf Course here in beautiful Santa Cruz, CA. Playing DeLaveaga is a seemingly endless battle on the mind and body. The easy holes aren’t easy and the difficult holes can be devastating. A tournament played on this course means there is no favorite. It can and will make or break competitors in any and every division.
For many, the “Steady” Ed Memorial Masters Cup is the one tournament a year you simply can’t miss. Even if you’ve never been to Santa Cruz or played the infamous DeLaveaga Disc Golf Course, it’s still not that difficult to understand why. Whether you are walking the Santa Cruz boardwalk after a round or standing on the tee pad of hole 27 at DeLaveaga, dubbed the “top of the world” by locals, it’s easy to see why people travel from all over the world for this event. California is truly a hot spot for disc golf, and with that comes great courses and incredibly talented golfers.
Day 2 at The Steady Ed Memorial Masters Cup was yet another gorgeous day with perfect weather. When the first cards of the day were teeing off it was brisk and foggy but by 9AM everything was back to the normal Nor Cal climate. The wind was again a non-factor today and one would expect scores to improve compared to round 1. Despite all odds, for the most part, they didn’t.