Two words can sum up a majority of the rounds today at Fountain Hills Park; no mercy. As the first divisions took to the tee pads this morning at The Memorial Championship presented by Discraft the temperature was ideal, the wind was calm, and it seemed like just another perfect Arizona winter day. As the hours passed, the changes that were coming became visible from miles away. On the horizon, large clouds started to form over Four Peaks. Generally in this city, quickly forming clouds above the mountains usually means serious business.
The Disc Golf Association, Inc. (DGA) and the Memorial Championship presented by Discraft are happy to announce that DGA’s new Mach X Basket will be installed at Fountain Hills Park just in time for the kickoff of the 2014 PDGA National Tour Elite Series. The Memorial Championship is always the first stop on the National Tour bringing in hundreds of players and spectators from across the country.
The Memorial Championship is a very special tournament, for many reasons. It’s the first National Tour event of the year and it’s in arguably the best city, weather-wise, that you could possibly play disc golf in during February in the United States. Throw in an amazing course like Fountain Hills and an always awesome player’s pack for all divisions, and it’s easy to see why so many big names and great players from all over the world show up.