The World Championships return to historic Rochester, New York for the third time and Clash DVD was there to capture it. The Greater Rochester Disc Golf Club put on one of the most exciting Amateur and Junior Worlds ever!
This 2 DVD set includes in depth looks at all the beautiful and challenging courses (including the Final 9 Temp-Course at Monroe Community College), the Putting Final 9 from inside the Radisson Hotel, Field Events and Doubles with a peak at the Putting and Long Drive clinics hosted by John E. McCray and Garrett Gurthie. And don’t forget the incredible Player’s Party at Frontier Baseball Field – a truly unique spectacle.
The 2011 Amateur and Junior World Championships ended Saturday with an exciting come-from-behind victory by Kenny Glassman to capture his first Advanced Mens World title. An uncharacteristically bad hole by then-leader Dan Hastings on hole one opened the door for Glassman who eventually took the overall lead for good on hole 8. This made for an exciting finish for the huge gallery that had been following the four finalists around the picturesque nine-hole layout at Monroe Community College. Hot-shooting Cameron Colglazier finished strong and ended up tying Hastings for second place.
The first day after the shuffle can be an interesting one. Some golfers get caught up with worrying about making the cut and instead of playing their usual game, start to take chances, and end up paying dearly for them. Threes become fives, trees grow more branches, and OBs get wider. Other golfers who have a few Worlds under their belts don’t let the stress get to them and just play their game and have fun. I met several of these guys at Ellison today as I photographed the Advanced Grandmasters.
The main theme on opening day of the 2011 Amateur and Junior World Championships in Rochester, NY was windy conditions. A constant shifting wind presented golfers with challenging drives and putts throughout the day at several of the courses. At Parma, golfers made the best of the swirling winds on the open fairways while trying to get back a few strokes on the wooded, less breezy holes.
Overall though, it was a great first day of competition with 17 players shooting 1000+ rated rounds. Leader the competition after the first day include...
The 2011 Professional Disc Golf Association’s Amateur and Junior Worlds Championships are under way this week in Rochester, New York.
455 competitors from eight countries and 41 US states and the District of Columbia are spending a week on seven courses in the Rochester area. The field includes 41 Women and 414 Men ranging from the age of seven years old to seventy-three years young.
The confirmation package for the 2011 PDGA Amateur and Junior Disc Golf World Championships is now ready! The confirmation documents can be found here.
There are currently 323 players registered and we expect a field of 500+ enthusiastic amateurs taking on all that Rochester has to offer. Registration for the event closes on July 15th so please be sure to sign up ASAP at pdgasignup.com.