We hope everyone got to make the most of 2017’s National Disc Golf Day on Saturday! Many players in Atlanta celebrating appropriately, ranging from volunteering at local courses to an all-day “iron man” tournament at Oregon Park.
HD Discs is Georgia’s newest disc golf vendor out of Carrolton, GA and has just been added to our site. They are interested in supporting our local tournaments and events. We love and appreciate all of our local vendors, and are glad to add another to the list!
Have you been loving the great courses in and around Atlanta? Do you see ways they could be improved? On Saturday, August 5th, we’re hosting two fantastic opportunities for you to show your love and support for our home courses.
Bryan Gort will be hosting a work day at the Chamblee Church course, focused on clearing brush to enhance playability. People will be meeting around 9am Saturday morning and working through most of the day. Feel free to come with tools and gloves, and let Bryan know he can count on you to be there!
There will be another work day event that same Saturday at Perkerson Park. The Intown Atlanta club plans on working from 9am to noon. Any help is appreciated!
These courses could use a few hours of your time as an investment in the sport we love!
The past 2 months have been jam-packed with tournaments pretty much every weekend. Some tournaments have even seen less registration demand than expected simply because of the number of local tournaments #firstworldproblems. The level of competition has only been rising, and there’s no sign of stopping.
Some of the greatest players in the world gathered in Augusta for the Pro World Championships on June 20-24. Georgia’s own Josh Childs, Dustin Perry, Isaac Robinson, and Kevin McCoy all finished within the Top 50 in the Men’s division, while Ashley Collins and Haley Childs both finished strong in the Women’s division. Our constituency had a strong showing that week, representing Atlanta disc golf well.
Amidst the sudden passing of Scott Renz, a classic fixture of the Atlanta disc golf scene, some events paid tribute to his legacy. Both The Scott Renz Shootout and Action Fest @ Wills Park helped raise funds to support the Renz family in this difficult time. Let’s continue to rally support for our beloved friend. Scott, you will be missed dearly.
Starting with the USDGC qualifier doubles event coming up at Lula this weekend, there’s a lot more great summer action to be played!
A sanctioned tournament at Central Park in Forsyth is hard to come by, save once a year. Gary Greeson put in some great effort to host a top-notch event! Here’s what he had to say about it:
Thanks to all the folks that braved the threat of rain and played in Throwmageddon on Saturday. We ended up fielding 82 folks! Huge thanks to the Brighams for helping check in and scoring, as well as Brett Porter. Thanks to Shawn Medina for running side action and helping Alan Fornek with ADGO tags. Thanks to Wes Campbell for partnering with me and bringing the GSS back to Central Park. Thanks to Nathan Goodwin for getting the food lined up from Smokin Chefs! Thanks to all 22 of my sponsors! It all went straight to the field to offset a portion of the course rental fee. Congrats to all the winners (all 82 of us)! We will do it again next year!
Dylan Holt came away with a solid victory after a tight race for first place, and had the following to say about it:
First Pro win of the season! Central is looking great I hope the TLC continues. Honestly one of my favorite tracks in GA! Really stoked to get it done out there been grinding hard this season. Like always good times with Austin Lytle, Cody Britain, Nathan Goodwin, and the rest of the Central Crew. Thanks Gary Greeson for running a great event!
Atlanta continues to flourish through May with some great disc golf action!
Nathan Goodwin, this year’s champion, teeing off on the new Hole 5
The 4th Annual Frisbee Trail Championship took place on April 29th, 2017. Though met with a predicted forecast of storms, the hazardous weather yielded instead to a great afternoon of classic Atlanta disc golf action. The players were able to test the new prospective design for Hole 5, extending the hole back towards the library. The course seemed to play harder during the first round than the second, despite a brief rain shower appearing halfway through the second round. Bryan Gort, the tournament director, has written a brief recap regarding the day:
The 2017 East Roswell Frisbee Trail Championship presented by Latitude 64 took place on Saturday. 88 competitors showed up and battled in 4 divisions and the action was live scored on PDGA.com all day. Winners were Nathan Goodwin (MPO, $800), Thomas Gamble (TO-MPO), Haley Dehn (FPO, $325) and Kim Collins (TO-FPO). I would like to thank everyone that sponsored the event and helped, including Brandi Cantrell, Mike Azimi, Matt Dollar, Scott Walker, Ben Hanson, James McNaughton, Derek Disc, Craig Dickerson, John James, Nathan Skinner, Matt Versola and anyone else I am forgetting. We were able to add 1500+ to the Open men’s division, another 350+ to the Open women’s division, provide a $30+ value player’s pack to the trophy only divisions and a one of a kind JAM Baskets basket lamp to the winners of trophy only. None of this would be possible without the help mentioned above and the sponsors who generously donated to our tournament. I hope everyone that was able to make it had a great time and we will see you next year at the 5th annual Frisbee Trail Championship!
The final scores for the event can be found at the provided link: http://www.pdga.com/tour/event/31544
Thank you Bryan for spearheading another great installation of the FTC!
The spring of 2017 has been off to a fantastic start with some great local disc golf tournament action. Wes Campbell, TD for the Eagle Eye Open, has some great things to say about this year’s tournament:
Wow, what another wonderful weekend in Haywood Valley for the 2017 Eagle Eye Open – GSS Event #2! Scores are now posted: http://www.pdga.com/tour/event/31597. Congratulations to 1st Place Pro, David Feldberg for his stellar performance! Hats off to Chris Hamby for his Ace on hole 3 that was worth $110 Ace Fund and $57 CTP! In the Masters Division, Jake Nye made the trip down from Chattanooga to take 1st place! We had a great women’s field in which Jessica Leigh Metz was able to rise to the top of the field of 10 for the win! Also, congratulations to the Am winners Mike Hallworth, Mark Spaugh, Rock Rock H Arnold, Robbie Robinson, and Scott West. I can not say thank you enough to all the volunteers & sponsors! With out these people and companies, this event would not be possible. Thank you everyone!
Austin Lytle, this year’s Pro runner-up had more to say regarding the weekend:
This weekend was nothing short of awesome, at the 2017 Eagle eye open. It started on Saturday where I shot the hot round and course record 52 (-10) on par 62. The next round I found myself on the lead card with world champ, and now! Georgia native, David Feldberg, and my boys from home, Matt Versola and Martin Young, and managed to all stay together After the first day. I had a 2 stroke lead going into Sunday! And then the rain comes.. and doesn’t stop until after the round where Dave had fought his way back to a 1 stroke lead going into the final 9. As Dave said it when we were done, “I haven’t had that much fun playing disc golf ever!” It was epic, awesome, fun, and so adrenaline pumping! I got my stroke back on the first hole and it was a battle all the way to the end, with an 90ft jump putt in the middle and some sweet shots all the way in! In the end, Dave showed me he is a world champ. Hats off to him! He’s a ‘boss’! I love this tournament every year and will be back again next year for the 7th time, With vengeance!
Thank you Wes for hosting another great tournament!
The twelve winners! Photo courtesy of Kolté Breck
We’ve had some awesome April action around the Atlanta area! Derek Disc hosted an excellent tournament at Oregon Park on April 15; here’s his account of the day: Continue reading