The Smithsonian Open presented by Innova Discs

(photo credit: Moises Escamilla)

Jefferson Georgia was the location for the first ever Smithsonian Open. The location was on the picturesque property known as Crow’s Lake. Set in North Georgia, Crow’s Lake has several bodies of water which are surrounded by rolling hills and natural beauty.

The back story for the first ever Smithsonian Open is interesting. Jefferson was one of only six cities in the nation to be chosen to host a traveling sports exhibit sponsored by The Smithsonian in 2017. The exhibit is called “Hometown Teams: How Sports Shaped America.”

Tournament Director Craig Nettleship, Course Designer and Assistant Tournament Director Jason Laughinghouse, Beth Laughinghouse Director for Main Street Jefferson and the Crow family put on a great two day, three round event. 76 players from across the southeast battled each other and the grueling course. They faced the morning chill, a stiff breeze, and at times a light rain impressive cash prizes and trophies.

Winner of the Open division – Chris Dickerson sponsored by Prodigy Disc

(photo credit: Moises Escamilla)

Winner of the Women’s Open division – Jessica Hill sponsored by Innova Discs

(photo credit: Moises Escamilla)

You can see the full results at

Crow’s Lake was challenging and long with a great combination of open and wooded shots. There are elevation changes and several over water shots. On hole 15 is the signature hole island shot!

On more important note. Crow’s Lake was set up as a temporary course with baskets generously loaned at no cost by Innova Discs. Here is where your action is needed. The Crow family are looking for input from YOU. We encourage you to go to and express you interest in Crow’s Lake becoming a permanent course. Act now and let’s see Crow’s Lake become a must-play part of disc golf in the southeast.

650 ADGO Lifetime Members!

The ADGO would like to take a moment to recognize our 650th Lifetime Member, Blake Watts, with his 2016 Membership into the Gwinnett Disc Golf Organization (GCGO)! Thank you to each and every one of you that continue to Grow the Sport by supporting our Affiliate Clubs by joining or renewing your ADGO Memberships!


600 ADGO Lifetime Members!!

The ADGO would like to take a moment to recognize the 600th Lifetime Member, Tony Gerou, with his 2016 Membership for the DDGC hosted Fall Brawl at the brand spankin new Boundary Waters DGC in Douglasville on Oct 31st! Tony lives in Blue Ridge but will be supporting the newly organized Cherokee Disc Golf Organization (CDGO) with his membership!

Disc Golf in Atlanta is nothing without the support of our Affiliate Clubs and our Members!

Thank you to each and every one of you that continue to Grow the Sport and support the ADGO and its Affiliate Clubs this year and beyond!

Fall Brawl Members Event on Halloween @ Boundary Waters DGC!!

The 3rd and final ADGO Members Event of 2015!!

The Fall Brawl will be hosted by the Douglas Disc Golf Club in partnership with the ADGO at the brand spankin new Boundary Waters DGC in Douglasville!

If you are a current 2015 Member all you have to do is sign up and show up! If you are not a current 2015 Member but want to join for 2016 to play this event, you can do so before the event or sign up for the DDGC the day of the event. All DAY OF sign ups will credit the DDGC with membership. Sign up with the ADGO before and choose your club, or sign up day of and join the DDGC!


At 8:00pm on Thursday October 1st the ADGO will begin its 2016 Membership Campaign! We have been fortunate to partner with 10 of the 12 formally organized disc golf clubs across Atlanta to give players throughout 19 metro counties an option to help grow our sport in our communities!

Please take this opportunity to help your local club and courses by joining the ADGO as an Affiliate Member. If you are renewing from 2015 your Membership will roll over on January 1st and if you are a first time Member, you will get a 15 month Membership similar to what the PDGA offers its first timers.

Thank you in advance for your support and patronage to everything Disc Golf in Atlanta!