2015 PDGA Amateur & Junior Disc Golf World Championships
The 2015 PDGA Amateur World Championships Presented by Bell’s Brewery will be held in Kalamazoo, MI from July 18 through July 25th. Our whole team is looking forward to seeing you in Kalamazoo this summer.
Host Lake Effect Disc Golf was created by several local disc golfers to host the World Championships, promote disc golf in our area, improve our local courses, and create a memorable time for all involved. We are proud of how disc golf has grown in our area and the dedication of a lot of the local players that have put time into making the courses better and even creating new ones. We want to highlight Kalamazoo to the disc golf community!
For our core team this will be the second World Championship that we have run. We hosted the 2008 PDGA Pro/Amateur Disc Golf World Championships Presented by Bell’s Brewery. We are extremely proud of that event and feel that it was one of the best World Championships in history. Our plan is to try and top that event!
You may have noticed that the 2008 World Championships was also presented by Bell’s Brewery. Bell’s has been a big supporter of disc golf. It goes back to them helping raise money to buy baskets for our first course at Coldbrook Park and continued through till today! They have supported disc golf -please support them, and with how good their beer is, that is pretty easy!
We have all kinds of sponsorship opportunities still available!! Our Sponsorship package can be reviewed online or downloaded from our website: www.2015amworlds.com It’s right on the title page. You want to see disc golf grow! Here is a great way for you to help out!! Find us a sponsor and make Am Worlds an even a bigger event!!
We will be raising money for the Great Lakes Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association by hosting a raffle. We are looking for some donations for this raffle. We would love to see different areas represent themselves by donating packages from their home clubs/courses with a couple of discs, shirts, hats, or some other SWAG. All proceeds will go straight to the charity. Please consider putting something together for this great cause and contact me.
Amateur Mixed and Junior Divisional doubles competitions for World titles will be held on Saturday, July 18th at the Spinski’s courses in Hopkins, MI. Each field is limited to 36 teams, so don’t wait to sign up. Advanced
Divisional doubles will also available, but not for a world title. We have room for 48 teams to play! The course for the Advanced Divisional doubles is TBD.
Please note that EACH member of a doubles team must sign up for Doubles and make payment (Amateur $25/Junior $10) for a total team cost of $50 for Amateur teams and $20 for Junior teams. For Junior Divisional Doubles EACH team member must be eligible for the division, if they are not, the team will be placed in the older division.
The Field Events will be held at Timberidge on Sunday, July 19th. The Field Events to be offered are Putting Contest, Long Drive, EDGE Skillshot contest, and Mini Disc Golf. We are happy to have the EDGE program to run the Skillshot contest and Donnie Brooks from the Mini Disc Golf Federation (MDGF) to run our mini disc golf course!! Come and test your skills or just check out the action. While the field events are going on, Timberidge will not be charging for practice there, because there will be some holes that will be closed to accommodate space for the field event.
Flymart is a disc golf swap meet! There will be tons of clubs, artists, collectors, wholesalers, and manufacturers there selling every kind of disc golf equipment, apparel, artwork, and stuff you haven’t even thought of for disc golf. Am Worlds Flymart is the always the biggest of the year and this one won’t be the exception! It will be Wednesday, July 22nd at Timberidge. You can also sign up for a table to vend through registration or through our website. Space is limited!!!
We are happy to be able to offer a tour of Bell’s Brewery on Monday, July 20th. This will include a visit to their main brewing facilities in Comstock, MI and a visit to the Eccentric Café (their original downtown location). You will get to see how they brew and bottle their beers and get a chance to taste some samples. Please see the attached information about the tour. This is limited to the first 40 to sign up and all participants must be able to prove that they are 21 years of age at the time of the tour! Flymart Flymart is a disc golf swap meet! There will be tons of clubs, artists, collectors, wholesalers, and manufacturers there selling every kind of disc golf equipment, apparel, artwork, and stuff you haven’t even thought of for disc golf. Am Worlds Flymart is the always the biggest of the year and this one won’t be the exception! It will be Wednesday, July 22nd at Timberidge. You can also sign up for a table to vend through registration or through our website. Space is limited!!!