The 38th Annual Rochester Flying Disc Open will be held this weekend, August 11-12, in the greater Rochester, New York area. This PDGA sanctioned A-tier event is the longest running tournament in the PDGA and is also a Vibram Open qualifier. On Friday, the Rochester Flying Disc Open will kick off with a special doubles tournament at 5:30, with the main event starting on Saturday with registration from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., followed by a player’s meeting at 9:15 a.m.
The Ams will play two rounds on Saturday at Chili Disc Golf Course in Widener Park, just southwest of Rochester in the town of Chili. It was formerly known as Baker Farm, and is said to be a beautiful links-style course built on an old farm. The Pros will take to the Town of Parma Disc Golf Course, just west of Rochester.
For those who want to find out what the great sport of disc golf is all about, the Rochester Flying Disc Open is an ideal tournament to attend and watch some of the best players in disc golf showcase their skills. 119 are registered to compete, including the 2012 PDGA World Champion, Paul McBeth, who has been on fire all year, winning not only the prestigious Worlds, but the Memorial Championship in addition to several other big victories.
Last weekend, it was 2011 PDGA Rookie of the Year Ricky Wysocki who came through in a tight battle between the current World Champ and northern California’s Gregg Barsby. They will both be going against McBeth and many other well-known pros in the Rochester region this weekend.
Come out and root for your favorite players and possibly pick up some tips on improving your skills out on the course this weekend. With the temperatures expected to be in the upper 70s, what better way to spend time in the beautiful outdoors!