The talk of the day has been our 16-year-old Team member Seppo Paju, who cashed in a nice 500 bucks at the Pro Worlds Distance Exhibition by shooting an incredible hole in one on his second shot. To Seppo’s surprise the basket was placed “a mere” 120m/395ft away from the pier so he couldn’t use the distance discs (DD2) he had with him. A quick stop at a Pro Shop didn’t get Seppo the disc he was looking for (PD2) but thankfully the second option, Innova’s Firebird got the job done. Congratulations Seppo!
Team Discmania & Innova member Will Schusterick was also playing hot on Thursday (and all week for that matter) and his 1061-rated round lifted him to the lead cart for Friday. Will is currently standing at the third place with 7 strokes separating him from the top position. There’s still plenty of holes to go so it’s still anyone’s game!
The Champions return to Finland for the 4th European Open!
Discmania is once again heavily involved with European Open in cooperation with Innova Europe / Innova Discs and PDGA. Today (feb. 15th) marks the date of the opening of the first phase of registration to the tournament. In this first phase, everyone can registrate, but only MPO players with PDGA rating over 975 and FPO players with rating over 900 can secure their at this point. Read more about the registration & qualification process at the tournament website.
This years European Open is a special event in many ways, one of which is the fact that it is the only Open division PDGA Major in the world as the USDGC, Japan Open and Scandinavian Open are taking a year off. Well, okay, there’s always the Worlds in Santa Cruz, but it’s the Worlds. Like they even need anymore credit as being a Major tournament when they have the right the crown World Champions ;)
Snowy hole 7 green from Nokia DiscGolfParkâ„¢. Original photo credit: Eino Ansio.
The EO features a new venue and time slot this year too. The action will take place from 20th thru 24th of July in Nokia, Finland. The Nokia Sports Centre DiscGolfParkâ„¢ has previously hosted European Championships in 2005 and a couple of Finnish national tour events. The feedback about the course has been really good, praising it to be one of the best layouts ever to be seen in the European Disc Golf scene. The course designer will be Discmania’s own Jussi Meresmaa again this year, so you know it’s going to be good!