The IDGC was dressed to the nines for the ladies arrival. Thanks to Alan Kane, Jason Allind, Noel Leseueur, Mom and Old Man Wallis for setting up the tournament registration area, beautifying the courses and adding those extra touches like the PDGA feather banners.
It’s almost time for the 4th Annual Magnolia Open. If you ask any of the 56 women who have previously played in this event you will find that it comes highly recommended. How could it not, with the long list of benefits to the players? Including 100% payout, free camping, free food, huge player’s packs for both amateurs and professional players, fun side games including a Corn Hole tournament, KanJam and new this year, a Hott Shotts competition.
The United States Army hosted Day 3 of the United States Women’s Disc Golf Championships at the Redstone Arsenal DGC in Huntsville, Alabama today. The day dawned sunny, clear and a chilly 52 degrees with a steady breeze. By midday it had reached 70 degrees with 42% humidity – absolute perfect disc golf weather.
The technical Redstone Arsenal course was immaculate and a great challenge for the final regulation round for all competitors and the Final 9 for the FPO leaders. Initial concerns over access to the Army base were expertly handled by the Rocket City Chain Gang as all the players, caddies, staff, and spectators were carefully shepherded onto the course throughout the day.
Day two at the United States Womens Disc Golf Championships launched beautiful and cool in Huntsville, Alabama today. Although the mercury would reach an altitude in the low 80s, it didn’t feel like it on the Brahan Springs DGC with the nice breezes and low humidity of only 50%.
In 2007, some Portland-area lady golfers decided to start meeting casually on the course to learn from each other and play recreationally. These meetings grew to include an annual event designed to introduce the sport of disc golf to beginners, as well as give experienced women golfers a competition designed specifically for them. The Chick Flick Women’s Disc Golf Celebration is a C-tier event where ladies play two sanctioned rounds on Sunday, after clinics and a mixed-division practice round on Saturday. With lunches included and camping available, the celebration is a disc golf immersion experience.
Ninety-three ladies participated in the Second Annual Rocky Mountain Women’s Disc Golf Championships (RMWDGC) on June 30th at the private Colorado Heights University Disc Golf Course in Denver, Colorado. Players from Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas competed for trophies in eight divisions.
May 12, 2012 is a day to mark in the history books of Women's Disc Golf. To follow in the footsteps of last year's Global Tournament, the PDGA and PDGA Women's Committee will be hosting the inaugural Women's Global Event. We invite women from all over the world to take part in this groundbreaking event!
So, What exactly is a Women's Global Event, you ask?
Here are the details: On May 12, 2012 women from all around the world will play two rounds of disc golf during their local global event. The scores for the two rounds will be submitted and rated by the PDGA. The round ratings will be added to determine the player's "Global Score."
On September 24-26 the women of Disc Golf will travel down to Jacksonville, North Carolina to compete in the 12th Annual United States Women’s Disc Golf Championships. For the Women, this is where the National Tour will make its final stop. A National Champion will be crowned in several different amateur and pro divisions. In the Open field, Sarah Stanhope is fresh off her World Championship, and hopes to defend her USWDGC title that she won last year in Quad Cities, Iowa. But, the competition will be fierce with former National and World Champions such as Elaine King, Des Reading, and Valarie Jenkins, and a field of other World Class disc golfers seeking a PDGA Major title, Sarah will have her work cut out for her.
The PDGA and the women's committee have set a goal to introduce more women to disc golf by creating more events for all skill sets. With your help, the PDGA is dedicating resources in 2014 to the mission of attracting, encouraging and retaining more participation by women in organized disc golf events.