As the sun rose this morning in North Augusta, South Carolina, nearly 400 college students awoke from dreams of being crowned a National Champion. Today marked the start of the National Collegiate Disc Golf Championship, the fastest growing event in disc golf.
Logan University DGC covers about 60 acres of land. It plays around 3 lakes and a creek. A nice mix of holes in the open, holes in the woods and plenty of elevation.
Infinite Discs and Harrisville City are sponsoring the first disc golf tournament at the new Harrisville City Disc Golf Course on Saturday May 24th.
The address for this event is: 1350 N Highway 89 in Harrisville.
This day will be divided into two separate events. Both include a free golf discs with a custom Harrisville stamp, and lunch provided by Pier 49 Pizza!
Come get your Harrisville disc golf disc, play nine holes of golf and learn proper disc golf technique, rules, and etiquette.
Following lunch, a singles 18 hole disc golf tournament will be played (two rounds of 9 holes). There will be Intermediate, Advanced, and Open divisions, with ample prizes for all levels.
Pre registration is not required, but only forty-five players will be permitted to play in the afternoon Tournament. To secure your spot, pre-register now:
The Claymore will hit the ground running when it is released as the midrange for this years Trilogy Challenge. It has a small dome and comfortable grip combined with a neutral flight that will suit most players. Compared to existing Latitude molds it will be slightly more overstable than the very popular Fuse and the first release after the Trilogy Challenge will be in Opto on August 23rd when the Trilogy Öppet is held in Emporia, KS.
The Dagger has been developed in co-operation with Dave Feldberg and is a deep dish beaded putter. Feldberg says it is comparable to a big bead Aviar, Wizard, Challenger, etc., but deeper with more float. Why is it important to be deeper? Feldberg says this is for logical reasons and personal comfort:
”- Personal Comfort – I don’t want to feel space in my hand while putting. I like a flush feel that fills my hand. I believe since I am not squeezing to reach for the flight plate that I get a more consistent release. My hand always starts from the same position and thus I don’t have to rely on muscle memory to succeed. How much to squeeze down? These are factors I don’t need.”
”- Logical Reasons – I am not using this disc for distance, rather putting and approaching. So the deeper the dish the more air can be trapped underneath causing it to stay in the air longer. You shouldn’t have to slam your putts, I was taught to put a medium speed on it and let it float into the chains. To be able to make my putt if there were no chains, just a pole and a bucket. This way you can try and make putts without being in danger if three putting. Less action out of the hand, less reaction from the item it hits. Less spits and roll aways when you control your speed and float it into the basket. The dagger will allow me to bring back my old stroke, I am pumped!”
Flight rating: Speed 2, Glide 4, Turn 0, Fade 2
The Dagger is a new putter by Latitude 64. This disc was developed with the help of pro disc golfer Dave Feldberg to bring Latitude 64 a deep beaded putter similar to the Discraft Challenger and Gateway Wizard. Compared with the popular Wizard, this disc is not quite as deep. The 1.5cm rim depth is .3cm less.
The Dagger is designed to ‘float’ into the chains at lower speeds to minimize the probability of long comeback putts. This putt and approach disc should be a very straight flyer, perfect for lofting push putts.
A limited edition of this new putter will be available at the Glass Blown Open tournament in Emporia Kansas. The stock run of the Dagger will be available to retailers on June 1st, 2014.
Here is the estimated flight path and PDGA dimensions.
- Diameter: 21.1cm
- Height: 2.1cm
- Rim Depth: 1.5cm
- Rim Width: 1.0cm