Playing & teaching Disc Golf in Australia

Melbourne Cup

As we mentioned in our previous post, Discmania CEO Jussi Meresmaa & Team Discmania member Juho Rantalaiho are in Australia at the moment getting ready for the Australian Disc Golf Championships, to be held this weekend in Poimena Disc Golf Course in Tasmania. Last weekend the boys attended a warm-up competition for the Aussie Championships, Melbourne Cup, which was part of the Australian Tour. The weekend’s weather was sunny but windy and Jussi was able to grab the number 1 position in this 2-round competition with a total of 98 strokes. Second place went to Josh Smith who shot an impressive 51 at the first round and were able to keep Team Discmania’s Juho Rantalaiho behind him by one stroke while placing Juho 3rd in the competition.

Here’s a couple of pics from the tournament:

Why hit piñatas with a stick when you can drive them to pieces with a PD?Disc Golf Melbourne Open 2011 group photoDisc Golf Melbourne Open 2011 top 3.

Disc Golf missionaries

As we’ve said before, one of Discmania’s main objectives as a disc manufacturer is to spread the joyous word of Disc Golf around the world. While being down under, our boys haven’t missed a chance to preach about this great sport to local people. Here’s a couple of photos with Juho teaching a group of local school kids how to sink those putts:

Juho Rantalaiho from Team Discmania teaching Disc Golf to school kidsJuho Rantalaiho from Team Discmania teaching Disc Golf to school kidsJuho Rantalaiho from Team Discmania teaching Disc Golf to school kidsJuho Rantalaiho from Team Discmania teaching Disc Golf to school kids

More to come as the tournament approaches!