With the 2012 PDGA Disc Golf World Championship down in the books, many of the top players have headed north to Pennsylvania for the Pittsburgh Flying Disc Open that will take place over July 28-29, in the Warrendale area, just north of Pittsburgh. This is one of two PDGA sanctioned A-tier events taking place this weekend, with the other to be held in Raleigh, North Carolina.
The Warrendale event will be played at three area disc golf courses, Knob Hill Park, Moraine State Park and Deer Lakes Park. While there is a chance for scattered thunderstorms in the area, the temperatures will be much cooler than the temps many experienced in Charlotte, North Carolina last week with highs expected to only be about 81 degrees for this event. This should be a big relief for the disc golfers here, and perhaps some of the players who were negatively affected by the horrific heat will come out further ahead in the Pittsburgh Flying Disc Open.
A player’s meeting will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday at Moraine State Park and also 9 a.m. Sunday at Deer Lakes Park. For those who want to watch these exceptional players showcase their skills on the course, just a few of the big names who will be in the competition include the new Women’s World Champion, Sarah Hokom, and three-time Women’s World Champion Valarie Jenkins. The new Men’s World Champion, Paul McBeth, will also be here along with 2011 PDGA World Champion Nate Doss and 2009 World Champion Avery Jenkins.
Moraine State Park is a beautiful, nearly 17,000 acre park, with lush forests perfect for hiking and a sparkling man-made lake with swimming beaches, also ideal for boating and fishing. Deer Lakes Park includes spring fed lakes as well as hiking trails and a spray park water area.
Bring the whole family and learn a little more about the great sport of disc golf this weekend in Pennsylvania!