Shooting under par on the WR Jackson is a difficult task. Shooting under par three rounds in a row is virtually impossible, unless you’re Sarah Hokom. After 54 holes on one of the most challenging courses in the country, Hokom carded just six bogeys to take down the 2019 Ed Headrick Disc Golf Hall of Fame Classic with a score of 4-under par overall and an average round rating of 999.
Sarah Hokom's round two par putt on 18. Photo: Matt Gregoire, PDGA
“I don’t think I’ve ever shot under par on the Jackson,” said Sarah Hokom, the new leader of the 2019 Ed Headrick Disc Golf Hall of Fame Classic (HOFC) after finishing with a 2-under par 65. She has, in fact, thrown an under-par round on the WR Jackson Memorial DGC in the past, during the final round of this very tournament just two years ago. In her defense, the redesign that took place shortly after has made playing the Jackson a significantly different experience, despite the par being the same.
The Disc Golf Foundation (DGF), established in 2004 as a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization, is dedicated to the promotion and growth of disc golf. The 3 key objectives of the DGF are Education, Advancement of the Sport, and Endowment.
The DGF supports educational programs that promote awareness of the sport of disc golf, providing information and materials to over 700 organizations nationwide including educational facilities, recreation organizations, parks departments, charitable organizations, camps, service organizations, prisons and juvenile centers.
The Disc Golf Hall of Fame was established in 1993 as a tribute to the individual legends of our sport’s past and present. As of 2016, there are now 74 inductees in the Disc Golf Hall of Fame. Of those, 10 are women.
Vanessa’s excellence in disc golf elevated both the visibility of the women’s division and the standard by which it was and is judged. At the time of induction, she had been named Woman Disc Golfer of the Year three times, had won the PDGA World Championships twice, and compiled a phenomenal record of top-place finishes.