Under sunny skies once again, the record-setting field of women took to the tees for the final round of the 2017 US Women's Disc Golf Championships in Johnson City, Tennessee. Paige Pierce went into the final round one ahead of Catrina Allen while the many other divisions at the event were dealing with close battles of their own at the top of the leaderboards.
With all of the events happening in downtown Johnson City this weekend, parking spots for the USWDGC Putting Competition tonight will be a bit difficult to find. However, we do have a parking lot reserved and there is a free parking garage located fairly close as well. See the embedded map below for direct navigation instructions to the best parking areas.
At tonight’s US Women’s Disc Golf Championships Players Meeting, surrounded by the largest women-only field of competitors in the history of the sport, two of the most cherished representatives and volunteers of disc golf, Bill and Mary Ann Wallis, known by most as simply “Old Man and Mom” became PDGA Eagle Club members. An Eagle Club membership typically means a donation of $2000 or more to the PDGA but in the case of Mom and Old Man, no amount of money was needed, nor would it have ever been accepted.
Just to put it into perspective, an honorary Eagle Club membership has only been awarded a few times in PDGA history, the most notable being “Steady” Ed Headrick, PDGA member #001.
The 2017 US Women’s Disc Golf Championships (USWDGC) has finally arrived and with it comes a record-setting 160 women, three pristine courses, and a weekend chock-full of fun and excitement here in beautiful Johnson City, Tennessee.
Tournament Director Tim Barr, Asst. TD Chuck Connolly, the Johnson City Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, and a slew of others have put in hundreds of hours of work for this PDGA Major event. After seeing the courses and the schedule of events it’s clear that the hard work has paid off. Johnson City is primed and ready to put on an amazing event this weekend.
PDGA Major Events are the premier national and international competitions for the sport of disc golf each year, featuring the world’s best disc golfers competing for World and National Titles in multiple skill, age, and gender-based divisions. These PDGA marquee events offer any city or town the chance to host an international sporting event in their community, drawing interest and attention to the location, and generating a significant economic impact for local businesses.