THE CHOICES FLOORING 2018 AUSTRALIAN DISC GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS PRESENTED BY NATURE 2 NOURISH

Get excited, as The Choices Flooring 2018 Australian Disc Golf Championships Presented By Nature 2 Nourish (ADGC) are coming to the Nation’s Capital this coming November! The ADGC will be held in the beautiful Weston Park right in the heart of Canberra. The course is nestled on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin with fantastic views of Black Mountain, The Arboretum, and Capitol Hill. Running from the 23rd to 25th of November, the ADGC will showcase not only the best talent in Australia but also some elite international players. The competition will be held on a 27 basket tournament layout with big open fairways, tight trees, off camber slopes, elevation, water and vegetation hazards, and iconic Canberra views along the lakeshore. The Weston Park course has been developed over the past five years and the park has already hosted the ACT Disc Golf Championships (The Sizzler) in 2017 and 2018 which was hosted by the ACT Disc Golf Club. This is one tournament that you do not want to miss out on!

EVENT DETAILS

REGISTRATION
To register for this event, please click the link below!
REGISTER HERE!
Already signed up? Check out who’s coming here:
REGISTERED PLAYERS

PDGA
Event / Results Page is here:
https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/37781

TOURNAMENT SHIRTS
Shirts are included in Amateur and Junior Players packs. If you are playing open, shirts will be available for a reasonable fee. To make sure we have the correct shirt size,
LET US KNOW YOUR SHIRT SIZE HERE!
Please make payment (or finalize alternate payment arrangements with us) by MONDAY 22nd OCTOBER.  If you have not done so (or made contact with us to make alternate arrangements), some player’s pack items, like shirts will not be guaranteed.

EVENT FEES
$160 for Mens & Womens Open
$130 for Amateur
$110 for juniors

All event fees MUST be paid in advance via electronic funds transfer to the following:
Bank: St George Bank
Physical Address: Badham St & Dickson Pl, Dickson, ACT 2602
Swift Code (for overseas transfers): SGBLAU2S
US Transfers may need the Routing Number which is: 021 000 021
Account Name: ACT Disc Golf Club
BSB: 112-908
Account Number: 486 897 988

Please quote your First and Last Name to make it easier to identify you to your payment.
If you are coming from overseas and/or electronic funds transfer is not an option, please contact us via email and we can work something out.
actdiscgolfclub@gmail.com

PDGA A-TIER EVENT!
One of the requirement to play in a PDGA A-Tier is to have a current PDGA membership. If you do not already have one, you will need to do so before the event. The fee is minimal at $20USD (or $30USD for Pro) and helps to promote our sport on a global scale. Being a PDGA member will also provide you with a player rating which better enables tournament directors to create fair competitions by having you in the correct division. Also note that memberships received on or after October 1st are extended through the end of the following year.
https://www.pdga.com/membership
In addition to having PDGA membership, players are required to meet the dress code rules. In short, look presentable, no bare feet during play, no sleeveless or T-Shirts, polo or tech shirts preferred, represent the sport. As this will be a PDGA A-Tier, the payout will be minimum $5000.00 AUD across the Pro divisions.

SCORING
We are going to use the great resource that is Disc Golf Metrix for scoring throughout the tournament. It not only makes managing scorecards and groups much easier for the TD, but all players get to see live scores as well as instant results at the end of the round. We are also going to be taking metrix stats which include green hits, bullseye hits, outside circle puts and inside circle putts.

To do this, we need everyone to sign up for an account on www.discgolfmetrix.com and register for the event. Registering is FREE.
Once your on Metrix, register for the event!
Only one person has to score on their phone per card. A second paper card will be mandatory for a check and as a backup. Players on your card will automatically be added to your scorecard once you start your round.

MEDIA COVERAGE
We are extremely pleased to have Terry Miller (The Disc Golf Guy) coming over to Australia to cover the event with live and post produced footage. Not only is he coming to the event, but will be travelling around to various clubs, places and courses to cover and get a feel for disc golf down under. Please show him your gratitude for coming over, buy him some food, beer and just make him feel welcome.

WHAT TO EXPECT

PLAYER’S PACKS
We are excited to announce that DUDE has come on board and will be providing an amazing player’s pack full of goodies for all AM players; this includes some new products that are in the works for 2019! We also have additional player pack items from Discraft, a custom cloth course map by Manky Maps, shirts and extras from Paragon, and discs from either RPM or Discraft that are going to easily push the value of the packs to over $160 in value! Pro players can still purchase one for a discount price on a first come first served basis at registration (price to be determined).

ZUCA CARTS
Zuca Down Under will be at the event and have many of their disc golf carts available to check out and purchase at a one-time discounted price for all tournament players (price yet to be determined). We will have some of the carts on the Thursday evening at the Official Opening at the Old Canberra Inn, Friday morning before play, and after the final round. If you are after a specific colour/model, please email us at actdiscgolfclub@gmail.com and we’ll ensure that we have one reserved for you.

NAUTRE 2 NOURISH
Amy Ellis from Nature 2 Nourish will be at the event with various products available including some essential oils and will be able to answer any of your questions.
Please show your support! Like and share!
https://www.facebook.com/Nature2Nourish-2058342317571269/
https://www.instagram.com/nature2nourish/
And please visit her online shop here:
https://www.mydoterra.com/amyleeellis/#/

FOURTH CIRCLE DISCS
Rhys Kruger from Fourth Circle discs will have some Taipans (the first Australian designed PDGA approved discs) and merchandise at the event.

COURSE DETAILS

The National Championships will be played on a competition level caliber course in Weston Park.  The tournament will be decided after three rounds of 27 holes – one each day from Friday to Sunday with NO Finals (unless there is a tie for first place). After the state championships in February this year, we had a look at the hole stats and player feedback and have made some positive changes that are only going to make for a better overall experience for the players. The course has been tweaked to create better flow and connections between the holes, eliminate some extra walking, and adjust some tee and basket positions to improve play-ability, create better scoring separation, and reduce impacts with other park users. We believe that these changes are going to make the best layout possible for this year’s ADGC.

After much hard work, the course at Weston Park has moved closer to permanency with 22 poles installed. RPM baskets will be used for every location including five baskets that will be stand mounted and these positions are currently marked and/or staked to allow for play ability now (Holes 1, 12, 25, 26, 27). All tees have been marked with permanent plastic tee markers. At the event headquarters, we will have multiple MVP Pro baskets setup for putting practice and a small driving area with baskets as well. The park gate opens at 7am and the course will be immediately playable barring the stand mounted baskets noted above. If you haven’t seen the course map or notes, you can find them at the following links:
COURSE MAP HERE 5 MBs
COURSE MAP HERE 9 MBs
COURSE MAP HERE 17 MBs
COURSE NOTES PDF

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

THURSDAY 22 NOVEMBER
7:00am – Course open for practice
5:00pm – Head over to the Old Canberra Inn for drinks and food
Food is to order off the menu. Note that due to the number of people coming, there may be quite a wait for food so please order early and prepare for this. Lots of good options and great beer on tap.
6:00pm – ADG 2018 Awards Presentation
6:20pm – ADG Annual General Meeting
6:45pm – Official Event Opening with the Minister Of Sport and Recreation – Yvette Berry
6:50pm – Mandatory Players meeting
7:30pm – Social Food and drinks

FRIDAY 23 NOVEMBER
7:00am – Course open for practice
10:00am – Opening Ceremonies and Mandatory players meeting
11:00am – First round start
6:00pm – Head over to King O’Malleys for some pints, food and socializing. We have a large private room booked.

SATURDAY 24 NOVEMBER
7:00am – Course open for practice
9:00am – Mandatory players meeting
9:30am – Second round start
6:00pm – Social BBQ at John Knight Memorial Disc Golf Course
The club will provide bread, sausages (veg options as well), onions and condiments. Bring whatever else you’d like!

SUNDAY 25 NOVEMBER
7:00am – Course open for practice
8:00am – Mandatory players meeting
8:30am – Final round start
1:00pm – Lunch provided
2:30pm – Awards and prizing

FOOD & COFFEE
During the event, there will be no lunches for both the Friday and Saturday round. We will have catered food after the third round and before the awards, prizing and closing of the tournament. IGA Yarralumla have come on board as a food sponsor and there will be fruit, snacks, cold water and sodas available for free in multiple places around the course before and during the round. If you want to purchase some groceries, please head down the road and support them! For your caffeine fix, support the Weston Café which is literally right beside the tournament headquarters.