Quarry Park had the honour of hosting the first BDGA Tour Event of the year on 2-3rd February. Half the course had been under water the previous weekend, and contingency plans were being made in case of continued flooding, but thankfully the river levels went down and left a very soggy, but playable course.
The tournament lived up to its name, with low temperatures and a biting wind, it was indeed a chilly chuck. Fortunately, disc golfers are a hardy bunch and we had a good turnout of 43 players. The first round proved pretty testing for most players,
Rich Hatton organised a one day event at QP on November 3rd which attracted 28 competitors. After 2 rounds Richard had a 6 shot lead in the Advanced Amateur Division, and in fact his score was better than anyone in the Open Division. The full results are posted at the PDGA website and show that a storming final round by Jonnie Morris on the short course moved him into a tie with Ivan Bromage in the Open Division. Hatton extended his lead to 8 in the Advanced Amateur Division. In the Intermediate Amateur Division, Phil Sumner
The BDGA Tour was set for an exciting climax at the 10th and final event at Burnlaw in Northumberland on 29-30th September. Derek Robins, Jester Wilson and Dan Ryan knew that if they won at Burnlaw, they would win the Tour, but course pro Chris O’Brien and defending Burnlaw Champion Neil Webber also fancied their chances of winning the event, and a win for either of them would hand the tour title to Wilson. With high winds forecast fo r the weekend, any loss of nerve, or tentative shot-making, was likely to be cruelly exposed, and thus the scene was set for exciting golf...