2019 PDGA Amateur Disc Golf World Championships - Invite Letter
2019 PDGA Amateur Disc Golf World Championships - Invite Letter
Dear PDGA Tour Player,
Congratulations! You have been invited to register for the 2019 PDGA Amateur Disc Golf World Championships Powered by Prodigy in York, PA from July 20 through July 27, 2019 based on your outstanding performance during the 2018 PDGA tour season. The PDGA and the Amateur Worlds Team are looking forward to seeing you in York later this Summer.
The Gifford Pinchot Disc Golf Club (GPDG) and South-Central PA. Disc Golf LLC, as well as a plethora of other local clubs, are dedicated to promoting the future of disc golf as it relates to growth, competition, health, friendships, and charitable involvement. This year’s tournament directors, Chas Ford and Jason Armstrong, bring many years of experience as both players and TDs to the event.
With the overview look at the map of York, you may note that the courses are no more than 45 miles from the host hotel and Tournament Central, Wyndham Garden York. Our goal is to have the ten best 18-hole courses ever used in a world championship. Each division will play at least five different courses during the six preliminary rounds before the cut to the semifinals.
Codorus State Park features two 18-hole courses - Blue and Red located in Hanover: Both courses have been redesigned and upgraded with new Prodigy targets and concrete tee pads.
The Blue Course (CSB) 6,481’ Par 63 is mostly wooded with a few open holes. Signature Hole #5 tees off with a vista of Lake Marburg and a good tee shot on this 444’ hole will give you a chance for a birdie three, but you’ll have to navigate uphill through the cedars and make your putt at the precariously placed target near the OB parking area.
The Red Course (CSR) 7,223’ Par 62 has a nice variety of open and wooded holes. This will be the site of our final 9 on Saturday. Signature Hole #10 (formerly 15XL) is 942’ and this par 5 will test your distance and accuracy with OB left and right off the fairway. The target is placed on the slope of a hill above an OB road so, land it flat or beware of the consequences of a roll away.
Codorus Township Park (CT), located in Glen Rock. This 5,490’ Par 56 course has a great variety of wooded and open holes. Many of the targets are placed to create nerve testing “Death Putts”. Concrete tees will be added before the tournament. Signature Hole #10 is an iconic 390’ ridge-to-ridge shot with an OB path running the distance along the left side of the fairway. Of course, the hole sets up for a “Death Putt” if you land outside the circle.
Coyote Hills (CH) located at Middlesex Township Park, Carlisle: 6,041’ Par 59 is a championship level course with beautifully groomed fairways and nice elevation changes. There is a good balance of left, right, and straight shots off the tees. Signature Hole #17 is beautiful and challenging. A great tee shot might get you a look at an Eagle on this 366’ par 4 uphill hole. The newly terraced fairway makes it less likely for a roll away and gives the players much better footing to approach the green.
Gifford Pinchot State Park also features two 18-hole courses - Boulder Woods and Quakers Challenge located in Lewisberry, just 15 minutes from the host hotel.
Boulder Woods (BW) is a 4,735’ Par 54 old-school wooded course with a few ace runs. Signature Hole #5 is a 425’ par 3 and if you birdie this one, you’ll be bragging about it after the round. There are multiple routes to the green but, you must hit your line.
Quakers Challenge (QC) is an 8,140’ Par 69 wooded course with great elevation changes. The fairways are fair and the rough is rough so keep it in the middle at the Quake and you should score well. Signature Hole #3 snakes its way through the woods left, right, left... stone walls define the fairway as you near the green. We shortened it to a 795’ Par 5 but it still stands out as one of the toughest holes in the area. Some divisions will play this course from the Longs, others from the Shorts.
Heritage Hills Resort (HH) is in South York and is a world-class ball golf resort that also features a world- class disc golf course at 11,222’ with a par of 69. Bring out the big arms for this tract. With great elevation changes and lots of OB this course is sure to challenge the best players in the world. Signature Hole #9 measures at 966’ with water on the right side of the fairway as well as just past the target. A birdie 4 on this par 5 will be well earned.
Kline’s Run (KR), located in Wrightsville is 6,258’ and a Par 60. Like a phoenix rising from its ashes, this course is currently rated at 1.13 on the DG Course review, but you’re going to change that rating for us. The original object course has been redesigned and is equipped with new Prodigy targets and turf tee pads. The course plays through some old growth trees along the banks of the Susquehanna River. Signature Hole #18 has a beautiful view of the river and at 560’ and slightly downhill, this par 4 is a great way to finish a fantastic course.
Muddy Run (MR), located in Holtwood. At 8,968’ and a Par 68, this course has a great mix of wooded and open holes with fantastic elevation changes that add to the challenge of this course. Very few changes were needed to be made here in preparation for Worlds as the course is an absolute gem. Signature Hole #16 has a tee shot that will make you want to empty your bag on this 737’ par 4 downhill, bomber hole. The pin is guarded by a handful of trees with OB past the target.
Ship Rock (SR), located in Willow Street (yes, that is the name of the town), is an 8,333’ Par 64 and is a fairly open course with a few wooded holes and some good elevation changes. USDGC-style ropes line a couple of the fairways to add to the challenge. New concrete tee pads and upgraded targets are being installed. Signature Hole #11 is called “Llamas Cliff” and is a 204’ par 3, but it is no gimme shot. It looks flat off the tee, but the 20’ drop to the pin at the end makes the difference. Don’t overshoot the target as there’s some water to add to the fun.
The Wyndham Gardens York will be Tournament Central and our location for many tournament-related activities. Tournament registration, the flymart, and the Am shop will all be held at the Wyndham Gardens.
There are discounted lodging rates at several local hotels coordinated by the York Convention and Visitors Bureau - Explore York. Find these rates at https://mmxreservations.com/fer/yorkpa?pageCode=2019PDGA.
Camping is also available at two of the local State Parks hosting the event and Muddy Run Campground:
- Gifford Pinchot State Park: https://pennsylvaniastateparks.reserveamerica.com/camping/gifford-pinchot-state- park/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=PA&parkId=880306
- Codorus State Park: https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/FindAPark/CodorusStatePark/Pages/default.aspx
- Muddy Run Campground: http://www.muddyrunpark.com/
Those flying to Amateur Worlds will have a couple of options:
- Harrisburg International (MDT) is just 40 minutes from the host hotel.
- Baltimore/Washington International (BWI) is 71 miles south of York.
More detailed information about everything surrounding the 2019 Am Worlds can be found on our website, www.2019amworlds.com. The website is frequently updated with information about courses, sponsors, and merchandise. You can also find maps, directions, and various forms of media content. Feel free to post any comments or ask questions. You can also track the latest developments on the following social media sites:
Facebook: 2019 Am Worlds Powered by Prodigy
- Singles - $125.00 (includes a $5 ace pot, $10 facilities fee, and $10 non-refundable reg fee.) This is a PDGA True Amateur event without a payout. $100 per player goes towards the player pack, player party, etc.
- Mixed Doubles - $25 per team member ($50 per team) Note: each team member must register separately for Doubles. $50 per team goes to payout.
- Field Events - $10 per Field Event ($10 per player goes to payout except Skillshot where $5 per player goes to payout, while the remaining $5 is a donation to E.D.G.E.)
- Harley Davidson Player Party – each Worlds participant has free entry to the player party, but you may also purchase additional guest tickets for your family or friends at $40 per adult or $20 per youth (15 & younger.) You may purchase a maximum of three (3) guest tickets.
Sponsorship opportunities ranging from tee signs at $100 each to course sponsorships at $5,000 are still available.
Please review the www.2019amworlds.com website for more information about sponsorship opportunities, Fly Mart, and Events.
We look forward to seeing you in beautiful York County Pennsylvania! Sincerely,
Your 2019 Am Worlds Team,
Chas Ford and Jason Armstrong
IMPORTANT: Please direct any invite, registration, or withdrawal related inquiries ONLY to the PDGA Tour Manager at [email protected].
For all other inquiries, please contact Co-TD Chas Ford at [email protected].
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