#1  
Old 09-03-2019, 10:56 PM
Spinthrift Spinthrift is offline
Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Charlotte
Posts: 586
Niced 73 Times in 31 Posts
Default DGPT Tour Championship Moves to Charlottte

News release posted on DGPT site tonight:

Dynamic Discs to continue as partner as new DGPT leadership makes venue change.
Jeffersonville, VT, September 3, 2019

The 2019 Disc Golf Pro Tour Championship has been moved to Hornet’s Nest Park in Charlotte, North Carolina in a decision that takes the event back to its originally planned and announced dates. This change was made to accommodate player travel plans and allow a full field to participate.

The event was first announced on these dates in the Fall of 2018, but a change to October 31-November 2 (announced July 24) had left a number of players unable to attend. The new date brings the event in line with the final stretch of the professional touring season, placed a week after the run of the USDGC and Hall of Fame Classic contested in Rock Hill, SC, and Appling, GA, respectively.

“The first priority we addressed as Tour leaders were making sure the DGPT Championship worked,” said Jeff Spring, who is a week into his tenure as Tour Director. “After realizing the date change had affected several players, we reached out to Jeremy Rusco and his team at Dynamic Discs and discussed the options. After several discussions with DD and conversations with each player who is qualified, we decided to make the change to Charlotte. It became clear this was a much better option for the players. We thank Dynamic for their help in executing this change quickly and efficiently.”

A large part of the decision to move venues is the vibrant disc golf scene in Charlotte, known worldwide as a disc golf mecca. Charlotte also boasts one of the strongest disc golf clubs in the world.

“The Charlotte Disc Golf Club and Mecklenburg County Parks & Recreation are honored to host the Disc Golf Pro Tour Championship,” said CDGC President Jim Banbury. “This is a great opportunity to showcase one of the sport's premier events for disc golf fans, our members and Charlotte, one of disc golf’s destination gems.”

The event will be held at Hornet’s Nest Park, the course where Paul McBeth captured his first PDGA world title. Hornet’s Nest is one of 18 courses that the 536-member Charlotte Disc Golf Club has built and maintains. It has been a featured course at four PDGA World Championships, the first being 33 years ago with temporary baskets in 1986, then as a permanent installation in 1997, 2012 and 2018.

Hornet’s Nest, an iconic wooded Carolinas course, has two layouts, the shorter of which is 6,534 feet, par 58. The longer layout, called “The Web,” is 9,015 feet, par 70, where a 1000-rated round is right about par. The final layout chosen for the Tour Championship will demand the best of the pros earning the right to play the DGPT Championship at this famed venue. The layout will be overseen by Jeremy Koling and John Houck, HouckDesign. Mr. Koling is a Charlotte native and seasoned touring professional disc golfer. With over 100 designs to his name, Mr. Houck is arguably the most prolific and experienced course designer in the world. They will work with CDGC Operations Director Mark Huether to make final adjustments.

Mr. Spring also noted “more than 40 of our 47 qualified players have committed to this date and location. We are also thankful to bring on the support of several other top disc golf brands to partner with us on this event, including Prodigy Disc, who has hosted the past two DGPT Championships with great results.”

The DGPT is excited to announce more partnerships in the coming weeks as enthusiasm for the new management team and the change of the Tour Championship venue garners support across the industry. That support has translated into a prize purse of $40,000 for the event, more than $30,000 of which is added cash.

Mr. Spring will be available for interviews throughout the week, beginning with an interview he has given to Ultiworld Disc Golf on this topic, see https://discgolf.ultiworld.com/ for more information. He will also make an appearance on Smashboxx’s Tuesday evening podcast, starting at 9 pm Central, tonight. For more information or to schedule interviews, please contact Jeff Spring at jspring@dgpt.com.
Sponsored Links
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-03-2019, 11:05 PM
aredoubles aredoubles is offline
Bogey Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Years Playing: 3.4
Courses Played: 126
Posts: 66
Niced 70 Times in 25 Posts
Default

A few more details are described in Ultiworld’s article: https://discgolf.ultiworld.com/2019/...ria-charlotte/

I think this is a great move, and already a good sign for the new DGPT regime. Curious to see what changes Koling and Houck make to Hornets Nest!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-03-2019, 11:39 PM
SD86's Avatar
SD86 SD86 is offline
Snowflake
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Atlanta, GA
Courses Played: 8
Posts: 9,140
Niced 2,180 Times in 1,606 Posts
Default

Where was it before they moved it to Charlotte?

Niced: (1)
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-03-2019, 11:44 PM
Orioles_Lefty Orioles_Lefty is online now
Birdie Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Years Playing: 4.4
Courses Played: 30
Throwing Style: LHBH
Posts: 284
Niced 366 Times in 144 Posts
Default

“A large part of the decision to move venues is the vibrant disc golf scene in Charlotte, known worldwide as a disc golf mecca. Charlotte also boasts one of the strongest disc golf clubs in the world.“

Can’t imagine Rusco and DD will love this phrasing. Don’t think it was meant as a dig at Emporia but reads that way. Had I been the person writing the release, I’d have leaned on the dates + Southeast location as the main talking points.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-04-2019, 12:27 AM
scarpfish's Avatar
scarpfish scarpfish is offline
Resident Grouch
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Brownbackistan
Years Playing: 16.4
Courses Played: 360
Posts: 8,146
Niced 734 Times in 257 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Orioles_Lefty View Post
Can’t imagine Rusco and DD will love this phrasing. Don’t think it was meant as a dig at Emporia but reads that way. Had I been the person writing the release, I’d have leaned on the dates + Southeast location as the main talking points.
I'm 90 minutes from Emporia, and don't consider it a dig. Both towns are "meccas" for disc golf, but you're comparing a metro area of over 2 million people with two major sports teams to a college town in Kansas barely 1% of it's size. If it weren't for disc golf, about all I'd do in Emporia is gas up my car and pee on the way to Kansas City.

Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-04-2019, 01:08 AM
jdm0514's Avatar
jdm0514 jdm0514 is offline
Birdie Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Courses Played: 5
Posts: 293
Niced 144 Times in 68 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SD86 View Post
Where was it before they moved it to Charlotte?
Emporia

Niced: (2)
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-04-2019, 01:26 AM
Casey 1988 Casey 1988 is online now
Shun the frumious Bandersnatch!
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Pierre, South Dakota, USA
Years Playing: 16.4
Courses Played: 25
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 4,634
Niced 763 Times in 654 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Orioles_Lefty View Post
“A large part of the decision to move venues is the vibrant disc golf scene in Charlotte, known worldwide as a disc golf mecca. Charlotte also boasts one of the strongest disc golf clubs in the world.“

Can’t imagine Rusco and DD will love this phrasing. Don’t think it was meant as a dig at Emporia but reads that way. Had I been the person writing the release, I’d have leaned on the dates + Southeast location as the main talking points.
Right because the DGPT Championships are so late that the weather can affect them so the south would be the major talking point.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-04-2019, 01:54 AM
brutalbrutus's Avatar
brutalbrutus brutalbrutus is online now
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: the nati
Years Playing: 9.3
Courses Played: 52
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 10,090
Niced 4,337 Times in 2,293 Posts
Default

Hopefully Dorian doesn't make a big mess out there. Looks like the really bad wind wont reach that far inland but its still gonna be plenty windy and wet enough to cause some havoc.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-04-2019, 07:40 AM
DavidSauls's Avatar
DavidSauls DavidSauls is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Newberry, SC
Years Playing: 24.4
Courses Played: 125
Posts: 15,195
Niced 3,477 Times in 1,516 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by brutalbrutus View Post
Hopefully Dorian doesn't make a big mess out there. Looks like the really bad wind wont reach that far inland but its still gonna be plenty windy and wet enough to cause some havoc.
Unless it changes course, it won't. Forecast for Charlotte is 30% chance of rain, winds of 18 mph. And a flood of evacuees, but they won't do too much damage, either. Factor in the available manpower Charlotte has to do coursework, and the fact that only 1 course is being used, and it'll be no problem.

Niced: (1)
Reply With Quote
 

  #10  
Old 09-04-2019, 07:44 AM
Streets's Avatar
Streets Streets is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Years Playing: 9.1
Courses Played: 46
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 9,202
Niced 4,219 Times in 1,763 Posts
Default

Wow, so we finally get to have a DGPT at a great course!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DGPT: 2019 Memorial Championship brutalbrutus Tournaments & Leagues 407 03-18-2019 11:23 AM
2018 DGPT Tour Championship Oct 18-21 brutalbrutus Tournaments & Leagues 217 11-02-2018 05:21 PM
2017 DGPT Tour Championship brutalbrutus Tournaments & Leagues 192 11-02-2017 02:46 PM
DGPT: 2017 Pro Tour Championship DGPT General Disc Golf Chat 8 12-11-2016 11:16 PM
DGPT: Host a Pro Tour House Party: Win a DGPT Zuca Cart! DGPT General Disc Golf Chat 2 09-07-2016 01:15 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:55 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.