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Posted: Thursday, August 26, 2010 10:48:33 PM
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Pretty bummed about this....

This event just became even harder to get too.

For immediate release:
August 25, 2010
This year marks the 12th anniversary of the United States Disc Golf Championship (USDGC). Since its inception in 1999, the USDGC has grown into one of disc golf’s premier championship events. Innova Disc Golf, in association with the event’s many volunteers, sponsors, USDGC Partners, Winthrop University, and the Professional Disc Golf Association, is extremely proud to have been such an integral part of our game’s history.
Innova considers it a privilege to be in a leadership position. We have seen disc golf, and our business, grow and change tremendously over nearly three decades. The disc golf market is continually expanding and Innova is more committed than ever to improving our service to this incredibly diverse community of players.
In recognition of the growth of disc golf around the globe, we have decided to move the USDGC to a biennial schedule. Effective immediately, the USDGC will alternate years with Europe’s major event – The European Open. The USDGC will be held in even numbered years and the European Open in odd numbered years. This will enable better global promotion of professional disc golf, as well as afford us an opportunity to serve another important segment of the disc golf population.
Amateur and recreational golfers represent the fastest growing portion of the disc golf community. With these players in mind, a new event will visit the famous grounds at Winthrop University in 2011. Details will be forthcoming, but two of the guiding principles will be: Amateurism and Fun Competition in a Professional Setting at Winthrop. Despite these changes our mission remains the same; to live disc golf and to enable others to discover such a wonderful lifetime sport.
We are excited about the future of disc golf, more so than ever before. Opportunity for the game’s advancement abounds. We are confident that this new schedule will allow the USDGC to sustain its tradition of excellence, while building an even better fan base for the game’s elite.
One thing you can count on this fall is that Innova and the USDGC family are steadily preparing for our greatest tournament experience to date. We look forward to October, and to seeing you here.
Warmest regards,
Innova Disc Golf
Phil Miller
Posted: Thursday, August 26, 2010 11:08:20 PM

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Yeah that kinda sucks.
Posted: Thursday, August 26, 2010 11:48:08 PM

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If you read past the BS, it just sounds like cost cutting. It's not as if all the USDGC players are suddenly going to fly over to Europe every other year or vice versa. Only the full time super pros can afford to do that. It's a bummer.
Posted: Friday, August 27, 2010 7:34:33 AM
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Location: Columbus
Well they can run the Am event and make boat loads of money as well.....
Posted: Friday, August 27, 2010 8:05:29 AM

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Hmmm maybe this is a chance for a new Major here in Cincy, with Airy and Idlewild in October when they are in Europe.
Another one division one champ, Maybe...possible.
Posted: Wednesday, September 22, 2010 6:30:21 PM
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Anyone interested in joining myself and a golfer from Dayton on a weekend road trip down to USDGC?  We will be leaving sometime Thursday of that week and coming back that Sunday.  We have a place to stay so the cost should be minimal.  I have room for two more.  Call me on my cell at (937)902-5728 if you are interested.  We will watch the finals and hopefully play the course while we are down there as well!

- Kris
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