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.
This event is a PDGA True Amateur Major. There is a very generous player package from Infinite Discs
, HouckDesign, Franklin County & Mt. Vernon and includes multiple meals, and trophies for the top players in each division.
ABOUT THE VENUES
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 8th to Thursday, April 11th, 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 12th-14th) 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.
Format: Everyone will play two rounds of Best Throw, one round of Best Score, and one round of Alternate Throw. Teams that make the finals will play Best Throw, Best Score, and Worst Throw.
Best Throw, 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 Score, is similar to singles. Both players play their own disc and take the better score on each hole.
In Alternate Throw, players take turns throwing throughout the course. If one player makes the putt, the other player drives on the next hole.
In Worst Throw, 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. Vernon.
Sponsorships: We need more sponsors of this major event. We have all levels of sponsorships available and some as low as $50 for a tee sign. 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 8th through Sunday April 14th.
We thank all of our SPONSORS!
EVENT SCHEDULE 2019
(Schedule is Subject to Change)
Monday April 8th - Wednesday April 10th
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 11th
9:00am - 5:00pm Player check in – Selah Ranch
***You must check in before you are allowed on the courses Thursday***
6:00pm - 7:00pm Welcome Players to Texas BBQ Sponsored by Mt. Vernon and the Chamber
7:00pm - 8:15pm Opening ceremony / Mandatory players meeting
Friday April 12th
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 Trey Texas Experience, Trey Texas Ranch
Saturday April 13th
8:15am Round 3 starts for ALL POOLS
2:00pm Round 4 starts for ALL POOLS
6:30pm Ring of Fire, International Food Festival, Escape room, On the Courthouse Square, Downtown Mt. Vernon
Sunday April 14th
9:00am Final 9 for top teams in each division.
12:00pm Lunch and Award / Closing ceremonies, Selah Ranch Clubhouse
Event phone number: 512-970-9001
Sponsorship Phone number 512-426-7722 (Dee)
Event email HouckDiscGolf@gmail.com