ABOUT THIS EVENT
Join us for the annual showdown of the World's top up-and-coming amateur doubles teams! The PDGA Amateur World Doubles Championships (previously known as the PDGA National Doubles) was created by John Houck in 1991, and this year it takes an unprecedented leap forward with the addition of two new championship courses at the Trey Texas Ranch. Franklin County now has four premier HouckDesign
courses -- Selah Lakeside, Selah Creekside, Trey-Deuce, and Texas Twist -- and we'll be using all four for this event.
For non-players, it's a great chance to see what disc golf is all about; you can watch the players in action, get tips from Pros, and test your hand at our special putting games downtown Mt. Vernon.
This event is a PDGA True Amateur Major. There is a very generous player package from Innova, multple meals, and trophies for the top players in each division.
ABOUT THE VENUES
is one of the most beautiful and well-known destinations in the history of disc golf. In 2012 the Lakeside and Creekside courses were voted the top two courses in the world, based on reviews by players at dgcoursereview.com And in 2013 they continued their reign at the top of the charts. Selah Ranch is about 8 miles north of Mt. Vernon (it's technically in Talco, TX).
The Trey Texas Ranch
is the home of Texas' two latest and greatest championship disc golf courses. The Trey-Deuce and Texas Twist courses, with winding creeks and menacing ponds, offer some of the most fun and challenging holes players will ever encounter. The down home Texas Ranch atmosphere includes the Trey-Deuce Domino Saloon, well known to the area's top 42 players. Trey Texas is about 8 miles south of Mt. Vernon (it's technically in Purly, Texas).
Come and enjoy this world championship tournament and watch disc golf at two of the world's best disc golf facilities. We know you will be impressed when you see how far these discs are thrown.
Practice: From Monday, April 2nd to Thursday, April 5th, registered players will be able to practice at Selah Ranch and Trey Texas for a special reduced greens fee of $10 per day at each location. Greens fees for tournament weekend (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday April 6th-8th) are included in registration. Camping is available for $10 per person per night both during the event and prior to the event if you want to come early to practice. See Lodging Details below. See Lodging Details below.
Registration is $135 per player/$270 per team.
The player packs this year are again amazing thanks to Innova Discs. Each player will receive the following.
Super Hero bag
Hydro flask style canteen
3 disc set
You can register for the tournament here. In order to register, you will need both players' PDGA #'s (if they have one now), addresses, and phone numbers. Please also be prepared to let us know where you think you'll be staying during the event. We need to gather this information and will be collecting it.
Format: The tournament features three days of play, and multiple formats of doubles play. All players must be current PDGA members with Amateur classification who have passed the Official's Exam.
Divisions offered include Advanced, Advanced Women, Advanced Master, Advanced Grandmaster, Advanced Senior Grandmaster, Advanced Legends, and Intermediate. Everyone will play one round of Best Shot, one round of Best Disc, and one round of Alternating Shot. Teams that make the finals will play Best Shot, Best Disc, and Worst Shot.
Best Shot, also known as "Scramble," is the most common format for doubles in disc golf. Players always throw from the same lie, picking the shot they prefer each time.
Best Disc, also known as "Best Score", is similar to singles. Both players play their own disc and take the better score on each hole.
In Alternating Shot, players take turns throwing throughout the course. If one player makes the putt, the other player drives on the next hole.
In Worst Shot, players always throw from the same lie and take the worse shot every time. Both players must make their putts.
Entry Requirements: YOU MUST BE A CURRENT PDGA MEMBER TO PLAY IN THIS EVENT, AND YOU MUST HAVE PASSED THE PDGA OFFICIAL'S EXAM. You can register for the tournament now, but you must pay your dues and pass the exam before the event. Please do not plan to pay your dues at the event -- you must provide proof of membership before the event. If you have not yet passed the Officials Exam, you can take it at http://www.pdga.com/rules/becoming-a-pdga-official
Hotels & Motels: Information about Lodging in the area is up at Franklin County Area Lodging. Of course, Selah Ranch has great lodging on site, while it lasts. http://www.selahranch.com/
Camping: Camping has been arranged specially for this tournament at the rate of $10 per person per night at both Selah and at Trey Texas. Selah also has plug-ins for RV's: $30.00 per night for 30 amp and $45.00 per night for 50 amp. Please contact either one directly to reserve your camping/RV spot.
Selah Ranch: 903-632-1122 firstname.lastname@example.org
Trey Texas Ranch: Call Diane at (903) 767-2683 email@example.com
Breakfast and Lunch: Selah Ranch will be selling food at the club house for lunch and Trey will have food vendors on site.
Players Meeting & TEXAS STYLE BBQ DINNER: Enjoy a Texas style BBQ before the mandatory players meeting on Thursday night in Mt. Pleasant.
Sponsorships: We have participation from the local community and have been able to arrange sponsorships through local businesses, and non-profit organizations. We want you to be a sponsor of this major event. It's a sport that promotes a healthier lifestyle and gets kids outside in fresh air walking and throwing a disc, which has always been in America's top ten favorite activities. For sponsorship information, please call Dee at 512-426-7722, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers: Due to the magnitude of this event, we need dozens of volunteers. You really shouldn't miss an opportunity to be a part of something this special. We also need disc golfers to spot, set up, hang up banners, post and pre event, etc., Please email email@example.com to learn the benefits of volunteering and if we can use your help. All volunteers have to qualify and register ahead of time. We will be developing a volunteer schedule where we would need help starting Monday, April 2nd through Sunday April 8th.
We thank all of our SPONSORS!
EVENT SCHEDULE 2018
(Schedule is Subject to Change)
Monday April 2nd - Wednesday April 4th
9:00am - 6:00pm Both Ranches are open for practice play. Please check in at each Ranch and pay your $10 greens fee.
Thursday April 5th
8:00am - 5:00pm Player check in - Downtown Mt. Vernon
***You must check in before you are allowed on the courses Thursday***
6:00pm - 7:00pm Innova Choice of Champions Dinner-Texas BBQ
7:00pm - 8:15pm Opening ceremony / Mandatory players meeting
Friday April 6th
7:00am - 7:30am Late Check in at Selah Ranch
8:15am Round 1 starts for ALL POOLS
2:00pm Round 2 starts for ALL POOLS
6:30pm - 9:00pm Roc'n Mt. Vernon street party presented by the Franklin County Chamber Of Commerce. Putting contest and Ring of Fire presented by Innova Disc Golf.
Saturday April 7th
8:15am Round 3 starts for ALL POOLS
2:00pm Round 4 starts for ALL POOLS
6:30pm - 9:00pm Trey Texas Experience at Trey Deuce Ranch
Sunday April 8th
9:00am Final 9 for top teams in each division.
12:00pm Award / Closing ceremonies
Event phone number: 405-206-9558
Sponsorship Phone number 512-426-7722 (Dee)
Event email HouckDiscGolf@gmail.com