May 24, 2013

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Calling All Perf. Flight Players

Calling All Perf. Flight Players

It’s the first week of October and instead of toiling at work, you’re playing disc golf in Rock Hill, S.C. at one of the world’s finest courses.

It’s not a fantasy. If you earn an invite for the 2013 USDGC Performance Flight from your PDGA State or Country Coordinator your work week will be comprised of making clutch throws and banging chains.
But don’t delay, the deadline for registration is Aug. 31st.

You are eligible if you have a PDGA player rating of 875 or better, and play at least 12 PDGA rated rounds between Jan. 1st 2013 and the last ratings update before the Championship.
Contact your PDGA State or Country Coordinator for their plans on awarding the spot.

To contact your coordinator click here.

Tell your coordinator that no special tournament is necessary. Coordinators may simply choose a worthy individual or even apply Disc Golf United’s Performance Scoring to an upcoming event.

Performance Scoring creates a level playing field for all skill levels by calculating projected scores for each player based on PDGA player ratings and course difficulty. After each round the leader board is adjusted based on each player’s over/under their projected score.

In addition to testing themselves on the famed Winthrop Gold course, Performance Flight competitors will receive the legendary USDGC Player Pack, player hospitality throughout the week, access to all special events and contests, and a real chance of becoming the 2013 United States Performance Champion.

Earning an invite from his top ten Performance Flight finish last year, Scott Reek of Olathe, KS, wasn’t going to miss another go at Winthrop Gold.
“If I have the opportunity, I’m going to make every effort to go,” said Reek, 37, who described the 2012 Performance Flight as a “pro caliber event.”

Even without much time to prepare, Reek said he was able to adjust his game to the challenging course and ended up beating his projected 76 by a total of 17 strokes.

Returning for his first USDGC since 2009, Jack Lowe of Kansas City said he’s intrigued about Performance Scoring. And after handling the details of the KC Wide Open as the tournament director, he’ll be glad that the only thing he’ll have to worry about at Winthrop is his game.

Driving toward Rock Hill, Lowe said there’s nothing like seeing the USDGC’s green highway sign along I-77 directing motorists to the Winthrop Gold Course – a place that has displayed the best in disc golf for the past 15 years.

For complete qualifying details click here.

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