Andrew Brown and Brandon Malecek (right) lead by two after Round 1 of the 2019 PDGA Amateur World Doubles Championships over Micheal Scrivner and Joseph Stettinger (left).
After days of downpour left staff and volunteers alike wondering if the courses would be playable, the 2019 PDGA Amateur World Doubles Championships began its 29th running on Friday morning without issue. 110 teams made the trek to the small town of Mt. Vernon, Texas to take on four championship-level HouckDesign courses all while playing multiple formats of doubles disc golf.
Four championship courses are primed and ready for what is always one of the most challenging and sometimes frustrating events of the year: the 2018 Amateur World Doubles Championship. Now gearing up for it's 28th running, this XM-Tier PDGA Major presented by Innova Champion Discs and HouckDesign pushes doubles teams to the limits as they take on some of the world's most unforgiving courses while playing multiple formats of doubles disc golf, including the dreaded Worst Throw format during the Finals.
Have you ever been accused of bringing bad weather with you everywhere you go? We have, and we’re on the verge of actually believing it. At the Memorial Championships, the final round was nearly delayed because of torrential downpour that flooded several of the holes at Fountain Hills. A few weeks later at the Texas State Championships, it was so windy that players were opting to lay up their putts even though they were only 10 feet from the chains. When we returned to Texas this past weekend for the 2014 Amateur Doubles World Championships, we wondered if our bad weather curse would continue.
The 2013 PDGA Amateur World Doubles Championship, hosted by Circular Productions and the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, tees off tomorrow from beautiful Selah Ranch in Mount Vernon, Texas. Player check-in and a host of pre-event festivities for this PDGA Major are already underway today with 222 competitors enjoying practice rounds, food, music and a host of other fun activities before the more serious competition begins early on Saturday morning.
The 2013 PDGA Amateur World Doubles Championship, hosted by Circular Productions and the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, is one of nine major events sanctioned by the Professional Disc Golf Association. This year’s event will include a live internet broadcast provided by DiscGolfPlanet.tv.