Mountain Masters Disc Golf
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Forget the country club. The greens at Ford and Maloit Park are dialed to disc hucking perfection.
As its name implies, disc golf is golf with a flying disc, rather than a ball. The sport was formalized in the 1970’s, and shares with “ball golf” the object of completing each hole in the fewest strokes (or, in the case of disc golf, fewest throws). Like many of the events at the GoPro Mountain Games, there’s a twist. Competitors must survive 3 skills challenges, a 9-hole Amp Course, and NEW THIS YEAR – an 18-hole Maloit Park course before earning their place in the finals on Sunday. The top 72 players with the best skills in qualifying will step up to play in the final round of golf on our one-of-a-kind disc golf championship course. There are divisions and payouts for both men & women.
free swag alert:
Each Mountain Masters Disc Golf competitor will receive a complimentary disc from Nite Ize!
Friday, June 9
Qualifying – 8am
Saturday, June 10
Qualifying – 8am
Sunday, June 11
FINALS – 9:30am
The Mountain Games Mountain Masters Disc Golf is capped at 288 athletes. This competition most likely will sell out, so early registration is recommended. Organizers will not be responsible for incomplete, lost, or misdirected registrations or for registrations not received for any reason, including, without limitation, failure or malfunction of any communications network or equipment or computer software or hardware. NO REFUNDS & NO TRANSFERRING OF REGISTRATION.
Men & Women
Registration will be capped at 288 players. All players will be placed in 1 of 4 “pools” A-B-C-D. Qualifying will take place on Friday and Saturday. Each pool will complete one round on the 9-hole AMP Course, one round on the 18-hole Maloit Park Course, and three individual skills challenges – MPH, Putting, & Accuracy. Saturday tee times will be dictated by Friday’s results.
The top 25% cumulative scores in each division (Men & Women) after both qualifying days are finished will advance to the Sunday Finals. Players who qualify for the finals will play one round on the 18-hole Maloit Park Course in Minturn on Sunday. The Finals will be scored independently from the qualifying rounds and will consist solely of stroke play disc golf competition with places determined by the round score.
Players must use their own discs for all phases of the competition. Pools A,B,C,D and tee times for Friday and Saturday will be announced roughly a month in advance. Registrants will be notified via e-mail and all start list and tee times will be posted on the Mountain Games website. This event is not PDGA sanctioned. Competition details including format and scoring are subject to change.
Skills Challenges and Scoring
Qualification rounds on the AMP 9-hole course and Maloit Park Course will follow standard stroke play. Your score is the total number of strokes required to finish the round. Each players score for the 9-hole round and 18-hole round will be added to their skills challenge point totals. The lowest 72 scores will move on to the Sunday Finals.
Players will attempt to make putts at a basket from 3 distances.
- Each player starts the putting challenge with 12 points.
- Every putt made will reduce your total points
- Players will have a 1:00 minute shot clock
- Two (2) putts at the 20’ target – each made putt is worth -1 point
- Two (2) putts at the 25’ target – each made putt is worth -1 point
- Two (2) putts at the 30’ target – each made putt is worth -1 point
- Best score if all putts are made = 6; worst score if all putts are missed = 12
Players throw discs at a basket with as much speed as possible with potential score multipliers in play.
- Each player starts the MPH challenge with 12 points
- Players will have a 1:00 minute shot clock
- Players will get a total of three (3) throws. Only the best throw will be calculated.
- The score is calculated as 10% of your total MPH throw after bonuses have been awarded and subtracting it from 12 points.
- 10% score bonus for sticking a throw in the basket.
- 2x score bonus for the “mail slot”, a small rectangular opening below the basket.
- Example: A player throws 42MPH and sticks it in the basket.
- 42MPH + basket bonus of 10% = 46.2
- 10% of overall score = 4.62
- 12 starting points – 4.62 = 7.38 final score
* It is possible to earn negative points for this challenge.
Players throw discs at a basket for various locations trying to get as close to the basket as possible.
- Each player starts the accuracy challenge with 12 points.
- Players will get three (3) throws total from three (3) different locations.
- The closer a disc lands to the basket, the more points awarded. Sticking a throw in the basket awards the player 4 points.
- The final score is the total of the three (3) throws subtracted from the 12 original points.
- Example: A players throw from each location are as follows.
- Location 1 – the throw gives the player 2 points.
- Location 2 – the throw gives the player 1 point.
- Location 3 – the player sticks it in the basket gaining him 4 points
- Total points are 2+1+4=7. 12 – 7= 5 total points
Example Scoring Scenario:
After 2 days of qualifying, a player scores:
- 24 on the 9-hole AMP Course
- 55 on the 18-hole Maloit Park Course
- 6 on the putting skills challenge
- 7.38 on the MPH skills challenge
- 5 on the Accuracy skills challenge
24+55+6+7.38+5 = 97.38 Total Score
The competition is open to all interested athletes regardless of state and/or country of residency. Competitors who are under the age of 18 must register with a parent or legal guardian. Competitors must be able to attend all scheduled events. Athletes will be required to provide all their own equipment. Further, athletes must abide by all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations during their participation in the Mountain Games®.
Athletes agree to be bound by these Official Rules and all decisions of Organizers. Organizers reserve the right to disqualify any persons found tampering with, or otherwise abusing, any aspect of the competition as solely determined by Organizers.
Organizers will appoint judges and the decision of those judges will be final. There will be no review of scoring / timing even with the presence of TV cameras. Disputes with Organizers and/or appointed judges will result in disqualification of that athlete.
RESERVATION OF RIGHTS:
Organizers reserve the right to disqualify any athlete for any reason, including, without limitation, acting in an unsafe, unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner and/or with intent to intimidate, threaten or harass, or harm another person. All decisions with respect to the disqualification of an athlete shall be made by Organizers and/or appointed judges. Failure to comply with any term or condition of these Official Rules may result in an athlete’s disqualification and the forfeiture of his/her interest in any prize. Organizers reserve the right to amend these Official Rules at any time in its sole discretion, and athletes shall have no recourse for any such changes or for any failure (whether inadvertent or otherwise) by Organizers to follow the stated rules. In the event that the competition is canceled prior to the completion of the final event, no prizes will be awarded. If the Tournament is cancelled prior to June 1st, for any reason, athletes will be reimbursed only for his/her entry fee. Athletes will not be otherwise compensated for any costs or expenses associated with their participation in the competition.
The Mountain Games® will be organized and produced by staff and contractors hired from and by the Vail Valley Foundation. The decisions of Organizers regarding the selection and elimination of athletes, the selection of finalists and winners, and the production and administration of Mountain Games® related events, and all other aspects of the event, shall be final and binding in all respects. Organizers will not be responsible for typographical, printing or other inadvertent errors in these Official Rules or in other materials relating to the event.
EARLY BIRD (2/15-3/14)
Total prize purse: $8,500
Payout schedule to be determined
Zen Zone (Ford Park)
Gear Town (Bridge Street)
Maloit Park (Minturn, CO)
Maloit Park (Minturn, CO)
Disc Golf is expanding into Minturn, Colorado! This year select qualifier rounds and the Mountain Masters Disc Golf Finals will be hosted in Maloit Park. Just 2 miles south of I-70, and only 10 minutes from Vail, Minturn is a historical gem of the Vail Valley area. A funky old railroad town developed in the late 1800s, Minturn’s quaint shops and old Colorado architecture offer a peek at the past and a connection to accessing a handful of hiking trails.