Terry Calhoun celebrating his Legends World Champion title after their final round at Riverside on Friday afternoon. Left-to-right: TD John Norkowski, PDGA Executive Director Joe Chargualaf, Terry Calhoun, and Carlos Rigby.
2017 Masters Worlds saw a day of mixed conditions on Thursday, with patches of heavy rain and gusting winds ripping across the greater Grand Rapids area several different times throughout the day. Perhaps it was the weather, or just the wear and tear of fatigue setting in that created some significant scoring separation for many of the divisions. Either way, some major moves were made that make today’s “moving day” action that much more exciting.
Two days and three rounds later, the inaugural Pro Masters Disc Golf World Championships presented by Innova is well on its way to a nail-biting finish in its biggest divisions. Masters, Masters Women, and Senior Grandmasters have leaders sitting just one ahead of second place, while Grandmasters now have a three-way tie for the top position as we head into the morning rounds in the greater Grand Rapids, Michigan area.
The opening day of the inaugural Pro Masters Disc Golf World Championships presented by Innova has officially come to an end. Every competitor here in Grand Rapids, regardless of division or rank, is part of a new chapter in the PDGA’s and disc golf’s history books. Thankfully, it’s a long chapter, and we still have four more days of World Championship competition to go.
Please note that player check-in takes place ONLY on Monday, August 14th from 9:00am to 5:00pm EDT in the Thornapple Room of the Crowne Plaza Grand Rapids – Airport (host hotel), located just off the lobby.
The hotel has mistakenly noted on signage and their video schedule that check-in is also on Sunday, which is incorrect. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Black Falcon & Blue Gill - 8/11 to 8/14 from 9am-5pm. Courses close at 5 and all players must be cleared by this time. These are PRIVATE courses, so please do not show up without approval from the course owner before the scheduled practice times.
Rotary DGC - This course is available for practice at any time from 7am to 9pm. On 8/12, this course will be used for Field Events.
Earl Brewer Park - This course is available for practice at any time from 7am to 9pm.
Anyone coming to the 2017 Professional Masters Disc Golf World Championships by air will be best off flying into Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) in Grand Rapids, Michigan; a 10-minute drive to the Crowne Plaza Grand Rapids (host hotel). If you cannot find a flight into GRR that works for you, the next-closest regional and major airports are as follows:
To sign up for Pro divisional doubles, each partner must register and list their partner’s name, PDGA number, and the Pro doubles division your team will compete in (MPM, MPG, MPS, MPL, MPE, MPR, FPM, FPG, FPS, FPL).
Please note that if only one team registers for your division, that team will need to move to another division that both partners are eligible for.