We are soon on our way to the emerging Disc Golf nation of Czech Republic to figure out how our beloved sport is played there. Some of the highlights of the visit include competing at the Czech Open this weekend and playing some newly designed courses around Czech Republic. One of our representatives has been promoting disc golf and DiscGolfPark™ -course design services in both Czech and Slovakia for about a year now and now it’s time test the new courses build this year around the region.
More info on the DiscGolfPark™ -concept at the Innova Europe -website.
Jussi Meresmaa Pro Disc Golf Clinic
We will also be running a Pro Disc Golf Clinic in Prague on Friday, so if you’re around be sure to stop by and get the tips from a Pro player. The clinic will held at Vypich near restaurant Ladronka starting at 16.15. The Czech Disc Golf Association wishes all attendees to pre-register and there are only 20 spots available, so go fill that form quickly if you want to join in!
News form the Tour
Lastly we’d like to congratulate Team Discmania’s* Avery Jenkins and Will Schusterick who were placed 5th and 4th at the PDGA Championships last weekend. Both guys played really solid tournaments despite the though competition in this year’s last Open Major. Congrats especially to Will Schusterick for top 4 finishes in all of the Major tournaments (Pro Worlds, European Open & PDGA Championships) this year!
*(Avery & Will represent both Discmania & Innova)
20th of July marks the date of the “homecoming” of the most prestigious team event in the history of Disc Golf, The Presidents Cup. This Ryder Cup -styled intercontinental match play event was founded by Discmania CEO Jussi Meresmaa in 2006 and this year it’s back in European soil after being held a day before USDGC last year. Once again the event will feature top pro’s from both sides of the pond formed together as two teams: Team USA and Team Europe. Historically Team USA has been victorious in these events and this year the predictions are on U.S. side once again, thanks to their star-studded line up of the top players of our beloved sport.
Discmania CEO and TD of the Presidents Cup, Jussi Meresmaa
Discmania is also heavily invested in the event, as Jussi Meresmaa is the TD of the Presidents Cup and the Discmania staff have been working hard on both the Cup and the European Open that will follow Wednesdays event. Team Discmania is also well represented as both Team USA and Team Europe have Discmania Team members. Fighting for the old continent are Finns Anne Matilainen and Seppo Paju, who is also the reigning World Champ in Juniors U16 division. Discmania is represented in Team USA by USDGC Champ Will Schusterick. See the complete team line-ups below:
The scores of the Cup will be updated live as-they-happen to the opendiscgolf.com -website and stories and photos will be available in the European Open blog and beyond. Also the European Open -facebook page is something we recommend to follow for updates and latest news. After the Cup, our friends at DiscGolfPlanet.tv will be running a feature broadcast simultaneously from both sides of the pond with interviews and more so if you are not able to be at Nokia in person you might as well take a good position in that internet chair of yours ’cause on Wednesday the 20th of July Disc Golf will be what’s happening in the good old intertubes!
Here a list sites you might want to keep an eye on:
The European Open blog @ tumblr
Opendiscgolf.com – the official tournament site
European Open @ facebook
Presidents Cup -website
Oh, and by the way, if you’re into sports betting, why not put some money behind your favorite guy in the EO since it’s now listed at Unibet(!). At least to our knowledge betting for disc golf has never been possible before at a Major sports betting organization!