Flight Crew Gallops Through The DGOD Derby
If you have lived in the area for any length of time you probably know of Portland Meadows race track in the Delta Park area. How could you miss that huge green building? I have lived here all my life, and I never knew there was a ball golf course in the infield of the track. Well on October 4th there was a new kind of golfer playing the course. For the first time ever a temporary 18 hole disc golf course was set up on the existing ball golf course. The course was laid out using the existing sand traps and hazards of the ball course. There were also some unique holes that incorporated structures outside of the ball course like tee #1 three flights up on the outside staircase of the main building. This was a fun hole that shot over the track, and onto an island green in the infield. It was short, but because of the elevation, and the out of bounds lines surrounding the basket it was challenging.
Waiting for our turn to use the course
Getting our hole assignments
When we arrived at the course Sunday morning we had to wait a bit because the race horses were on the track working out, and for some reason they did not want disc golfers throwing their discs around while the horses were on the track. Go figure? When the horses were finally put away in their stables we were sent out to our starting holes. The course played pretty fast, and we were finished with the first round and eating a delicious lunch that was provided as part of our registration. We enjoyed pulled pork sandwiches, homemade coleslaw, homemade carrot soup, and woopie pies. Yum!
While the final scores were being tallied up there was a long distance drive contest that was won by Stumptown’s Jeff Hagerty. Then an awesome raffle with lots of great prizes donated by DGOD, Next Adventure, and scores of other awesome sponsors.
The final results were:
Leland O'Driscoll – Open Men’s Champion
Emma Hanely – Open Women’s Champion
Tim Stone – Open Masters Champion
Nick Johnson – Advanced Men’s Champion
David Argo Jackson – Intermediate Men’s Champion
Erin Reichel – Intermediate Women’s Champion
Props to tournament directors Dan Brown & Sam Gibson for putting on this awesome DGOD (Disc Golf Or Die) event. In addition to being a fun well run tournament it also raised money for a local charity The Neighborhood House, which provides support to our neighbors in need in the greater Portland area. Also huge thanks to all the sponsors Next Adventure, huk lab, Portland Meadows, Stumptown Disc Golf, and FireFly Disc Golf Promotions! As well as all the volunteers who helped out especially Vince who was spotting on the swap hole, and found my purple Yeti putter that I had thrown into the swamp grass. I can’t wait for next year guys!!