18 months ago, I could have never seen myself in the position I am in today. At 6:00am, as I was struggling to finish my 1,200th hole of the day, 21 hours in, I told myself that there was absolutely no way I would ever take on an event of this magnitude again. Clearly, I was mistaken. I had no way of knowing that the months of May and June would once again bring me to attempt to play disc golf for 24 hours straight and propel myself into Guinness' archives as a World Record Holder.
The start of the 2014 - 2015 Collegiate Disc Golf Season is fast approaching. Our schedule is packed with more events than ever and we are happy to announce that we will have 25 Qualifier Events for this year's National Collegiate Disc Golf Championships. Due to another superb year of growth, we had to adjust how we compose the qualifier schedule. We have had influx of applications for events and the system we had just wasn't flexible enough to garner the growth.
The College Disc Golf National Championship has already invited back the top 16 finishers and the First Flight and Second Flight Champion teams from the 2014 National Championships to the 2015 event. We will host a field of 72 teams in the Championship division for our 2015 tournament. That means there are 54 spots to award through our rankings, invitations, and qualifying events throughout the year.
We are presenting an opportunity for your area to host one of these events.
There will be four types of qualifier tournaments in the 2014-2015 season, Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze.
The 2013-2014 Collegiate Disc Golf season kicked off on September 14th. The PDGA and Innova Disc Golf are proud supporters of the collegiate disc golf season and are a great help to our tournament directors and our players.
The University of Cailifornia at Santa Barbara had qualified for the National Collegiate Disc Golf Championships, but they still had another feat ahead of them. The NCDGC is hosted in North Augusta, South Carolina. They needed to help raise money so they could make the trip. Team Captain, Mike Sale, had an idea to help the Gauchos. There was a world record out there that he had been thinking about, the most disc golf holes played in one day. What better way accomplish this great feat than doing it to help get your team to the crowning event of collegiate disc golf.
After crowning the individual medalist on Saturday evening (Colleen Thompson, representing Illinois State University and Brett Wishon of Kennesaw State), the focus today was on the team competition finals.