Have you ever been accused of bringing bad weather with you everywhere you go? We have, and we’re on the verge of actually believing it. At the Memorial Championships, the final round was nearly delayed because of torrential downpour that flooded several of the holes at Fountain Hills. A few weeks later at the Texas State Championships, it was so windy that players were opting to lay up their putts even though they were only 10 feet from the chains. When we returned to Texas this past weekend for the 2014 Amateur Doubles World Championships, we wondered if our bad weather curse would continue.
The first PDGA Major event of the year is right around the corner as this weekend kicks off the 2014 PDGA Amateur Doubles World Championships! The tournament itself doesn’t start until Saturday but there are plenty of activities in the days leading up to it that make the Amateur Doubles World Championships one of the most unique and entertaining disc golf events of the year.
The 2014 PDGA Amateur World Doubles Championships is now open for registration! The event will be hosted on four championship level courses in Mt. Vernon, Texas on April 4th, 5th, and 6th. All four of the courses were designed by John Houck (#1688), including the world’s two top-rated courses: Selah Ranch - Lakeside and Selah Ranch - Creekside. The local business community, along with the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, are looking forward to making this year's event even more memorable for the players.
Survival was the name of the game today during the final rounds of the 2013 PDGA Amateur World Doubles Championship, as wind gusts topping 30 mph tested the mettle of the competitors throughout the day. Temperatures hovered in the mid 40’s but the wind chill factor made it feel much colder, only adding to the challenge of the Creekside and Lakeside courses at Selah Ranch in Mount Vernon, Texas.
The tournament had 111 two-person teams competing in three different doubles formats over two days on the John Houck designed Creekside and Lakeside courses at Selah Ranch in Mount Vernon, Texas. Despite the less than optimal conditions, the competitors remained in high spirits and hit the courses at 8:00am for their first of two rounds of 18 holes scheduled for the day.