APPLING, Ga. – As PDGA World Champion Gregg Barsby sauntered down the fairway of hole 13 Saturday afternoon at the International Disc Golf Center’s W.R. Jackson Memorial Course, an eager spectator approached and quizzed him about his score. Even though he was at 7-under par for the round, the Northern California native replied that he wasn’t keeping track of his numbers, instead focusing on staying in the moment.
An extra $35,000 is on the line this weekend as the PDGA National Tour comes to a conclusion, and (from left) Eagle McMahon, Catrina Allen, Ricky Wysocki, and Paige Pierce are best positioned to cash in. Photos: Alyssa Van Lanen
Andrew Fish enters this weekend's Delaware Disc Golf Challenge as the defending champion, but his impact on the sport goes beyond victories. Photo: Disc Golf Examiner
There are a lot of disc golfers like Andrew Fish, regional players who carve up their local scenes, who might make it on the occasional late-release video coverage or rattle off B- and C-Tier winning streaks. For one reason or another, though, they don’t join the caravan of season-long touring professionals, so they never really break into the national disc golf consciousness.
At the same time, there’s no one quite like Andrew Fish.
Ricky Wysocki celebrates his 2016 Masters Cup-clinching putt as a crowd watches at the DeLaveaga Golf Course. Photo: D.J. Ellis
SANTA CRUZ, California – The hard-packed fairways that turn seemingly innocuous landings into an unmitigated disaster. The rolling hills and low-hanging oaks just begging to swallow another sacrifice for the two-meter rule gods.
A packed house at the William L. White Auditorium made for a memorable GBO opening ceremony. Photo: The Flight Record
When Eric McCabe and Gabe Werly took the reins of the Emporia Open in 2003 and turned it into the Glass Blown Open, they did so with high ambitions. Fifteen years later, though, it’s safe to say the tournament’s growth has exceeded anything they could have dreamed up.
Steve Hill and Sara Lamberson talk a wild weekend at the Las Vegas Challenge. The wind played a factor early (4:15) and saw young players jump to the top of the leaderboard, including second place Open finisher Joel Freeman (7:45), before Eagle McMahon broke through with a signature win (12:30). The Open Women’s side also featured some fresh faces (21:00) and another classic battle between Paige Pierce and Catrina Allen (24:35). Plus discussion on how conditions affected players’ hands and the advent of UDisc Live on the PDGA National Tour.