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New North Ryde Common Course in Sydney

Sydney Disc Golf is proud to announce the opening of it’s second Public Disc Golf Course based in North Ryde Common! We have been working on this project for a few months now and are very happy to have it available towards the end of June! We will be using this course for social days and weekly doubles events. It will have 9 permanent baskets with 18 tee pads, and signage for each hole. It’s a nice quiet park that doesn’t get much use that will test your skills with lines navigating around trees. City of Ryde council have helped set this up and we can’t thank them enough. We will be having a social day on (link below) which will be used to fundraise for the new course, so please try and come down for the day and let’s try and make this our biggest Social Day ever! Here is the GoFundMe link: Your donation will count as the entry fee so please give generously, and there are still 7 more holes that we need to fill to be sponsored. There is also more information in the GoFundMe!

Updates to the ADG Grants Program

We launched the Grants Program in 2015. Since its inception, ADG has provided financial assistance towards the installation of multiple courses across the country as well as supporting school programs and community events.

We are making some changes to the Grants Program for 2021.

Applications will now be accepted throughout the year. The ADG Board will review applications bi-annually in February and August of each year.

If you have an idea or opportunity that needs financial assistance from the ADG, you can find more information as well as the grant application on our dedicated Grants Program page.

Player Profile – Ryan Budge

Ryah Budge feels the wind before driving in the Australian championships in Mount Gambier in 2019. Picture – Kingsley Flett

By David Kynaston

Next up in our series of player profiles is the talented MPO player from Victoria who throws from both hands and has a (right hand) sidearm game that most in Australia can only dream of.  Bringing you Mr Ryan Budge.

Playing Division: MPO

Current Rating: 976

Sponsor: Innova Discs

Predominant throw: Right Hand Forehand

Q: What are your strengths as a player?

A: My biggest strengths would be my forehand power and control. It’s great to have distance, but being able to shape almost any forehand line would be my greatest strength.

Q: What is your best or favourite competition result to date?

A: I would say my 3rd place finish at the 2019 ADGC. It was such an enjoyable trip and to play at one of Australia’s best courses in Mt. Gambier was definitely a highlight.

Q: What are your disc golfing ambitions and plans for the next two or three years?

A: I want to keep pushing not only my game further, but that of newer players and to continue the growth of the sport. Would also love to travel overseas and play some big competitions.

Q: Can you share a top form tip or something that substantially helped you improve your play.   

A: Improve your weaknesses, perfect your strengths. Majority of the time in tournament play or pressure situations you will fall back on the shots that are your strengths, so don’t forget to work on them as well. A forehand specific tip would be to learn to throw understable discs. Many people (myself included) start learning with overstable discs. You’ll be surprised by some of the lines and distances you can throw by doing this.

Q: What top pro player do you look up to and why? 

A: Probably would have to be Nate Sexton. Not only for his silky forehand skills, but I admire the way he breaks down a course and plays smart golf.

Q: What is your favourite disc in your bag right now and what do you use it for?

A: Hard to go past a Sexton Firebird. Has a great feel in the hand, go-to forehand disc, is reliable, works on multiple lines and as a bonus they look great!

Thanks Ryan!

Ryan Budge fires his forehand down ‘Ring of Fire’ at the Perth Open in Gidgegannup in 2018. Picture – Kingsley Flett