The weather treated the competitors well at the first round of United States Disc Golf Championships, a tournament coined as the “SuperBowl of Disc Golf”. Warm and mostly calm conditions helped push the scores below PAR for the most of the field, as a record-breaking 80+ percent of the Open field scoring one or more under the course PAR 68. Another result-improving factor was definitely the more relaxed OB policy this year: Instead of stroke and distance, a player throwing OB now just needs to re-throw without a a penalty shot. This rule is commonly known as the buncr-rule.
Team Discmania got started the tournament with a great momentum, as Mr. Discmania himself, Jussi Meresmaa, shot an incredible -12 (56) and is now tied to the lead. Jussi even started his round with a bogey on hole one, but managed to get his game on track right after that by shooting 10 birdies and 1 eagle on the next 12 holes. Will Shcusterick (-9), Avery Jenkins (-7) and Seppo Paju (-6) of Team Discmania are still in the game for the top spot as there’s still 3 rounds of Disc Golf to be played.
The action will continue today at 8:00 AM (EDT) and the lead card tees off at 10:20 AM. Be sure to follow the events as they happen via live broadcast at DiscGolfPlanet.tv and live scoring at usdgclive.com!
It’s almost here! The tournament director Jonathan Poole and his hardworking crew are really putting up a show as the most prestigious event in our sport, the United States Disc Golf Championships starts officially on Wednesday. This year the tournament form is a hybrid of two types of play: the Pro flight and Performance flight. This means that there are players competing in two different categories: roughly half of the field is playing for the lowest overall score, while the other half is playing for the best handicapped score, based on their PDGA-rating.
Team Discmania is naturally taking in on the action this year too. Our line-up for the USDGC2012 looks like this:
Make sure you tune in on the action throughout the tournament week! Here’s some handy links for following the USDGC:
Good news everyone! We are rolling out an all-new disc model! The TD2 – Fever will be our most understable disc to date with it’s -4 high speed turn value. This disc will fill the slot for a long turning driver for intermediate to pro players while being one of the best out-of-the-box roller discs in the market. The TD2 will be available in durable & grippy S-line plastic worldwide.
While the more powerful players will find various ways to work wonders with the Fever’s unparalleled turn, this disc will find a premium position in the bags of those with less power. Our tests show that this disc is awesome for gaining distance and accuracy among women and beginners and the low rim depth makes this disc easy to release. Packed with great glide, the Fever is also great disc for throwing from a tough lie down the fairway.
International release date for the TD2 is September 10th and it will typically takes a couple more days until it hits the retailers.