GARMIN Disc Golf Tournament
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GARMIN Disc Golf Tournament

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Forget the country club. Our mountain greens 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)

FRIDAY, JUNE 7 – SUNDAY, JUNE 9
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

IMPORTANT: Registration for this event closes Wednesday, June 5 at 6:00 PM. The 2024 Garmin Disc Golf Tournament will sell out. Early registration is recommended. NO REFUNDS & NO TRANSFERRING OF REGISTRATION IS PERMITTED. A waitlist will form once event is sold out.


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Event Overview

FRIDAY, JUNE 7 – SUNDAY, JUNE 9

Friday – 8:00 AM
Saturday – 8:00 AM
Sunday – 8:00 AM

BACK for 2024!
Disc Golf Skills Challenge.

The 2024 Garmin Disc Golf Tournament at the GoPro Mountain Games will be a three (3) day tournament played in four (4) different venues:

  • 18-Hole Course 1: Gilman Greens – Maloit Park, Minturn, CO
  • 18-Hole Course 2: “Tigiwon Trail” Maloit Park, Minturn CO
  • MPH & Long-Drive Challenges: Ford Athletics Field, Vail, CO
  • 9-Hole Accuracy Course & Putting Challenge: Willow Creek, EagleVail, CO

 

Times

Times

FRIDAY, JUNE 7 – SUNDAY, JUNE 9

Friday – 8:00 AM
Saturday – 8:00 AM
Sunday – 8:00 AM

All competitors should be prepared to start at 8:00 AM. on Friday, June 7, 2024. Pools and event schedule will be announced by June 6. Please be prepared for competition events all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

2024 TEE TIMES BY NAME

Rules

The Garmin Disc Golf Tournament will sell out. Early registration is recommended. NO REFUNDS & NO TRANSFERRING OF REGISTRATION IS PERMITTED.

CATEGORIES:

Pro – Men
Pro – Women
Pro – Masters Men (ages 40+)
Amateur – Men
Amateur – Women
Amateur – Masters Men (ages 40+)

RULES:
  • Players must use their own discs for all phases of the competition.
  • The Maloit Park 18-hole courses are located on Eagle County Schools property. Alcohol, drugs and tobacco are not permitted on this property, and any athlete found possessing or using any of these substances while on the property – before, during and after all rounds – will be immediately disqualified from the competition.  
  • Dogs are NOT allowed at Maloit Park, Ford Park Athletics Field, or Willow Creek Golf Course.
FORMAT:
  • The 2024 Garmin Disc Golf Tournament is a three (3) day event. Each athlete will participate in four (4) qualifying rounds that will include both, skills challenges and stroke-play rounds with a cumulative score to determine final places.
    Venues Include:

    • Two (2) 18-hole courses at Maloit Park in Minturn, CO
    • One (1) 9-hole accuracy course and a Puttingchallenge at Willow Creek Par 3 in EagleVail, CO
    • One (1) Long drive and MPH challenge at The Ford Park Athletics Field in Vail, CO
  • The competition for all athletes will begin at 8:00 am Friday, June 7. All athletes will play four qualification rounds throughout Friday and Saturday.
  • The goal of the qualifications is to score as few points as possible during each round of competition.
  • The top athletes in each category, after all qualifying rounds (Friday and Saturday) are finished, will advance to the Sunday Finals.
  • The Finals will be scored independently from the qualifying rounds and will consist solely of stroke-play disc golf competition with places and payout/trophies determined by the final round score.
  • All players will be placed in one of four pools. Pool assignments and tee times will be available by June 6, 2024 and will be posted on the Mountain Games website, as well as sent to all participants via e-mail. If you are carpooling/requesting the same pool as another athlete, be sure to sign up in the same division, as pools will be based on divisions. We will not be able to accommodate same-pool requests for players in different divisions.
  • This event is not PDGA sanctioned.  
  • Competition details – including format and scoring – are subject to change.  
  • Open athletes will compete for cash prizes, amateur athletes will compete for trophies. There will also be prizes awarded for the top finishers in each of the skills challenges.
Scoring:

18-Hole Courses – Stroke Play Scoring:

  • Qualifications at the Maloit Park courses will follow standard PDGA stroke play rules. Your score is the total number of throws required to finish the round, plus any penalty strokes.
  • Late arrivals will be allowed to join their cards but will be given a score of four points plus par for each hole they miss. 

Putting Skills Challenge:

  • Players will attempt to make twelve total putts at a basket from three distances. Please bring enough discs to complete the challenge in a timely fashion. You may retrieve discs during the competition; however, the clock will not stop. Each missed putt will count as one point.
  • Athletes must be in the “on deck” zone at least 10 minutes before assigned tee time. Athletes who are not present when their name is called will be marked as a DNS and the athlete will receive the highest number of points possible for the challenge. Late starts will not be allowed.
  • Competitors must stand behind the marked line when putting. Foot faults = missed putt.
  • Players will have a 1:00 minute shot clock. Putts not taken in the 1:00 time limit will count as a missed putt and be penalized 1 point each.
    • Four (4) putts at the 10’ target – each missed putt is penalized 1 point
    • Four (4) putts at the 20’ target – each missed putt is penalized 1 point
    • Four (4) putts at the 30’ target – each missed putt is penalized 1 point
    • Best score if all putts are made = 0; worst score if all putts are missed = 12

MPH Skills Challenge:

  • Players throw discs at a basket, with as much speed as possible, and potential score multipliers in play. Beware that discs may bend or damage if they hit the board at high speed, so take this into account when choosing what discs to bring. Athletes must bring three discs to throw and will not be able to retrieve the discs between throws.
  • The MPH challenge will commence immediately after the long drive challenge. Please do not leave the competition area between challenges. If the athlete is not present when their name is called, they will be marked as a DNS and will receive the highest number of points possible for the challenge. Late starts will not be allowed.
  • Competitors must release the disc before either foot crosses the marked throwing line. Foot faults = lost throw and MPH will not count.
  • Each player starts the MPH challenge with 12 points.
  • Players will have a 1:00 minute shot clock.
  • Competitors must stand behind the marked line when putting. Foot faults = missed putt.
  • Players will get a total of three (3) throws. Only the best throw will be calculated into their overall qualification score.
  • The score is calculated as 15% of your total MPH throw, after bonuses have been awarded, and subtracted 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 42 MPH and sticks it in the basket.
    • 42MPH + basket bonus of 10% = 46.2
    • 15% of overall score = 6.93
    • 12 starting points – 6.93 = 5.07 final score

Long Drive Skills Challenge:

  • The long drive challenge will take place at the Ford Park Athletics Field. Back on 2024, players will start with the long drive challenge at their designated tee time. Once this challenge is completed, Players will proceed from the long drive challenge to the MPH Skills challenge also held at Ford Park. Players may not leave the competition area between challenges. If the athlete is not present when their tee time is called, they will be marked as a DNS and will receive the highest number of points possible for the long drive challenge. Late starts will not be allowed on this challenge.
  • Please note, the long drive challenge is located on and adjacent to Eagle County Schools property. Alcohol, drugs and tobacco are not permitted on this property, and any athlete caught possessing or using any of these substances while on the property – before, during and after all rounds – will be immediately disqualified from the competition.
  • Players will get five throws each and must use their own discs. The goal of this challenge is to throw as far as possible. A player’s disc will be scored where it comes to rest. The player will take the scores of their two lowest-scoring throws and add them together to get their score for the challenge.
  • Discs may not be retrieved between throws, please bring five discs to complete the challenge.
  • There will be a designated throwing area, or grid, that discs must land in. Discs that come to rest outside of the designated landing area (to the left or right) will be scored as six (6) points.
  • Competitors must release the disc before either foot crosses the marked throwing line. Foot faults = maximum points (6) on that throw.
  • The field will be marked with a grid of five (5) sections. Discs coming to rest in the grid section closest to the throwing area will score five (5) points, and each consecutive section will decrease by one point until reaching the furthest section, which is worth one (1) point. Discs that come to rest beyond the boundary of the furthest section will score zero (0) points. A disc that lands on the line between two sections will score the lower of the two scores as long as a portion of the disc is touching inside of the lower-scoring section.
  • There will be special “bonus” zones around the field that will count as score subtractors. If a disc comes to rest in these zones, the player will score -10 for that throw.
  • The best score possible (if a player throws two discs that both land in a bonus zone) = -20; worst score (if all of a player’s throws go out of bounds) = 12.

Accuracy Skills Challenge:

  • The accuracy challenge will take place over the course of nine (9) holes at the Willow Creek Par 3 Golf Course in EagleVail. This round will be played with putter and midrange discs only. The accuracy challenge will take place immediately after the putting challenge. Players will proceed from the long drive challenge to the start of the accuracy challenge at Hole 1 of the Par 3 golf course.
  • Please note, the accuracy 9-hole course is located on and adjacent to Eagle County Schools property. Alcohol, drugs and tobacco are not permitted on this property, and any athlete found possessing or using any of these substances while on the property – before, during and after all rounds – will be immediately disqualified from the competition.
  • Players may not leave the competition area between challenges. Late arrivals will be allowed to join their cards but will be given a score of 8 for each accuracy competition hole they miss.
  • Players will take one throw at each hole, trying to get as close to the basket as possible. Because this is the accuracy challenge, players will not hole out on each hole.
  • The closer a disc lands to the basket, the fewer points awarded. Sticking a throw in the basket (ace) will count as -10 for the hole. Each hole will have a measuring rope attached to the basket.
  • If any portion of the disc lands inside of the first mark closest to the basket, the player will get 1 point, if inside of the second mark, the player will take 2 points, and if inside of the third mark, the player will take 3 points on that hole. If the player fails to land inside of the rope length, they take 4 points for that hole. At the end of the nine holes, the player will add up all points to determine their final score for the challenge.
  • The best score possible (if a player aces all nine baskets) = -90; worst score (if player’s discs fail to land inside of rope length on all nine holes) = 36.

Example Scoring Scenario:

  • After three days of qualifying, a player scores:
    • 58 on the 18-hole “Gilman Greens” course
    • 55 on the 18-hole “Tigiwon Trail” course
    • 5 on the putting skills challenge (5 missed putts)
    • 5.07 on the MPH skills challenge (42 MPH + in-basket bonus)
    • 6 on the long drive challenge (two best discs landed in the middle grid for 3 points each)
    • 18 on the 9-hole accuracy course in EagleVail (landed in circle two on every hole)
    • Total Score = 147.07 (58+55+5+5.07+6+18)
VENUES & LOCATIONS:
  • 18-Hole Course 1: “Gilman Greens” Maloit Park (Minturn, CO)
    • 1 Academy Loop, Minturn, CO 81645 
    • Maloit Park is a 15-minute drive from Vail Village, so please plan accordingly. 
    • Parking: Park in the Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy parking lot. Do not park in the Minturn Fitness Center parking areas. Proceed to tournament central near the school’s front entrance.  
    • All rounds at Maloit Park will be shotgun starts.
  • 18-Hole Course 2: “Tigiwon Trail” Maloit Park (Minturn, CO)
    • 1 Academy Loop, Minturn, CO 81645 
    • Maloit Park is a 15-minute drive from Vail Village, so please plan accordingly. 
    • Parking: Overflow parking lot located down the road and behind the school. IMPORTANT: The road back to Tigiwon Trail has a speed limit of 15 mph through the neighborhood. DRIVE SLOWLY! Do not park in the Minturn Fitness Center parking areas. Proceed to tournament central, walk past the locked gate, into the park, across the field and to the covered pavilion near the playground. 
    • All rounds at Maloit Park will be shotgun starts. 
  • Long Drive Challenge & MPH Skills Challenge: Ford Park Athletic Field (Vail,CO)
    • 530 S Frontage Rd E, Vail, CO, 81657
    • EagleVail is a 15-minute drive from Vail Village, so please plan accordingly.
    • Parking: Park at The Ford park. Parking space is limited, so plan accordingly.
    • The putting and MPH challenge will have tee times every 30 minutes.
  • 9-Hole Accuracy Course & Putting Challenge: Willow Creek Par 3 Golf Course (EagleVail, CO)
    • 646 Eagle Dr, Avon, CO 81620
    • EagleVail is a 15-minute drive from Vail Village, so please plan accordingly.
    • Parking: Park at Homestake Peak School. Overflow parking will be on Eagle Road.
    • The accuracy challenge will have tee times every 10 minutes.
SCHEDULE:

Pool assignment and Tee times will be available June 6, 2024.

Price & Prizes

PRICE

EARLY BIRD PRICING // February 1 – April 4, 2024
$85 – Pro Divisions
$70 – Amateur Divisions

STANDARD // April 5 – May 28, 2024
$90 – Pro Divisions
$75 – Amateur Divisions

EVENT WEEK // May 29 – June 5, 2024
$105 – Pro Divisions
$90 – Amateur Divisions


PAYOUT

TOTAL PRIZE PURSE: $9,000*

MEN OPEN 
1st – $1,000
2nd – $750
3rd – $500
4th – $325
5th – $250
6th – $200
7th – $150
8th – $125
9th – $100
10th – $75

WOMEN OPEN
1st – $1,000
2nd – $750
3rd – $500

MEN MASTERS OPEN
1st – $1,000
2nd – $750
3rd – $500
4th – $325
5th – $250
6th – $200
7th – $150
8th – $125 

*Subject to change


PRIZES

Open Men:
1st Place: YETI Water Bottle , Garmin Watch
2nd Place: YETI Water Bottle
3rd Place: YETI Water Bottle

Open Women:
1st Place: YETI Water Bottle , Garmin Watch
2nd Place: YETI Water Bottle
3rd Place: YETI Water Bottle

Open Masters Men:
1st Place: YETI Water Bottle , Garmin Watch
2nd Place: YETI Water Bottle
3rd Place: YETI Water Bottle

Amateur Men:
1st Place: YETI Water Bottle , Garmin Watch
2nd Place: YETI Water Bottle, Disc Mania Prize
3rd Place: YETI Water Bottle, Disc Mania Prize

Amateur Masters Men:
1st Place: YETI Water Bottle , Garmin Watch
2nd Place: YETI Water Bottle, Disc Mania Prize
3rd Place: YETI Water Bottle, Disc Mania Prize

Amateur Womenen:
1st Place: YETI Water Bottle , Garmin Watch
2nd Place: YETI Water Bottle, Disc Mania Prize
3rd Place: YETI Water Bottle, Disc Mania Prize

SKILLS CHALLENGE:
Amateur Men: YETI 60L Crossroads Duffel
Amateur Masters Men: Disc Mania Prize
Amateur Women: Disc Mania Prize

Price & Prizes

Event Map

 

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See the rules section for more venue and location details.