We are proud to present an all-new Disc Golf medium: TheSpinTV.com. It is a broadcasting channel of everything Disc Golf related in the highest order. The SpinTV will offer its viewers a weekly dose of Disc Golf goodness in the form of state-of-the-art videos. But quite frankly, the SpinTV is much more than that.
“The SpinTV is what the sport of Disc Golf has been lacking. The sport itself is wonderful in many aspects, but we need find ways to promote it so that it’s credible to the mainstream media. We wanted to develop the pinnacle Disc Golf medium out there and I think we’ve done a good job doing so. If you have a friend who doesn’t know anything about Disc Golf, this is the site you should show him.”
-SpinTV co-founder Jussi Meresmaa.
The SpinTV team consists of reputable Disc Golf promoters, players and inventors. TheSpinTV.com features an Ask Us -segment where anybody can get answers help to their Disc Golf -related questions from a team of established Disc Golf professionals on and off the course. The team includes:
Throughout the season, the SpinTV will offer videos focusing to various aspects of the sport: The tournaments, the players and the people behind the growth of the sport. It will also feature tips for discgolfers from both Pro players and plastic aficionados.
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: