The 2017 Glass Blown Open competitors, staff, and spectators alike couldn’t have asked for a much better experience than the one had today at Jones East Park. Blessed by sunny, 70-degree weather with minimal wind, a massive gallery crowded the park to watch the best disc golfers in the world crush drives and smash chains on “moving day”.
Round 1 of the 2017 Glass Blown Open (GBO) was full of surprises. Courses touted as “gold level” or “championship” are often torn to shreds when the big guns show up, but the Eagle Disc Golf Course in Olpe lived up to its reputation despite uncharacteristically calm course conditions. The standard (forecasted, even) wind and rain that a spring day in Kansas typically sees remained mostly unseen throughout the day.
After three days of seemingly nonstop activity, the 2015 Dynamic Discs Glass Blown Open has finally come to end. The weather finally took a turn today, not so much for the worse, but for the usual. For the first time this week it was actually windy. Drives, approaches, and upshots were plagued by air-bounces and unpredictable flight paths. At a course like Emporia Country Club, this is actually a good thing, as it forces all the players into a situation where only the best will survive.
Jeremy Rusco #29631, owner of Dynamic Discs, said “We are proud to offer top card and chase card coverage of all three rounds. The best players in the world are here to try their hand at our very challenging courses. We are going to be showcasing these top match ups all weekend long.”
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Wow. What a day here in Emporia, KS for Round 2 of the 2015 Dynamic Discs Glass Blown Open (GBO). Once again, the ever-present wind that typically plagues the courses in this part of the country was nowhere to be seen. The players competing in the PDGA National Tour event made their way to Jones East DGC today to take on a par 62 layout that measures in at just under 8,000 feet. We always expect a few players to shoot unbelievable rounds, but the scores that ended up coming in were simply mind-blowing.