Disc Golf this Weekend: Delaware Disc Golf Challenge

The Delaware Disc Golf Challenge will be held this coming weekend of June 30-July 1, 2012. This is a PDGA A-tier event and is said to be one of the toughest events of the year. While last year’s tournament took place solely at the Iron Hill Disc Golf Course, in 2012 it will be held at Iron Hill as well as the Carousel Park Disc Golf Course.

This is a not-to-be-missed event, with some of the top pros coming out to compete. Iron Hill, located in Newark, Delaware, is said to be ahead of its time, pushing each player to their physical and mental limits, while Marshallton’s Carousel Park is a beautiful course set on rolling hills with constant elevation changes.

The tournament will kick off on Saturday, June 30 with the Open Men and Masters divisions teeing off at 9 a.m., while GM, FPO, and all Am divisions will tee-off at 9 a.m. at the Carousel course, and reverse courses on Sunday.

Some of the well-known names competing in Delaware this weekend include Sarah Hokom, coming all the way from Caldwell, Idaho. Just last weekend she had a second place finish at the Fort Steilacoom Open in Washington state. Melynda Apton from Pennfield, New York will compete alongside Hokom. She’s had numerous victories already this year, including the People’s Championship and King of the Hill.

The 2011 Delaware Disc Golf Challenge Champion, Steve Brinster of Warwick, New York, will be here to defend his title. He had an impressive sixth place finish at the Beaver State Fling in Estacada, Oregon earlier this month. The 2011 Masters World Champion, Jon Baldwin of Scotts Valley, California will also be competing here this weekend.  He was crowned Masters Champion at the prestigious “Steady” Ed Memorial Masters Cup in May.

For those who have an interest in disc golf, this would be a great time to come check out this outstanding players as they showcase their skills in Newark and Marshallton, Delaware this weekend!

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