SUNDAY, JUNE 9 – QUALIFYING + FINALS
IMPORTANT: Registration for this event closes Thursday, June 6 at 6pm.
The 2019 Mountain Masters Disc Golf Tournament is a three (3)-day event. Each athlete will participate in four qualifying rounds, to include both skills challenges and stroke play. Venues include: two (2) 18-hole courses at Maloit Park in Minturn, CO and 4 Eagle Ranch in Wolcott, CO, one (1) 9-hole course and long-drive challenge at Willow Creek Par 3 in Eagle-Vail, CO and putting and MPH challenge venues in Vail Village.
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 accuracy challenge course, and two 18-hole courses 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.
OFFICIAL DISC PARTNER:
Sunday, June 9
– qualifying day 3
Accuracy + Long Drive Challenges @ Willow Creek Par3 in EagleVail
- Pool C: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (tee times every 10 minutes)
MPH + Putting Challenges @ Vail Village
- Pool D: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (tee times every 30 minutes)
18-Hole Course @ 4 Eagle Ranch in Wolcott
- Pool B: 8:00 a.m. – noon (shotgun start)
18-Hole Course @ Maloit Park in Minturn
- Pool A: 8:00 a.m. – noon (shotgun start)
Sunday, June 9 – AFTERNOON FINALS (Top 72 Finalists)
18-Hole Course @ Maloit Park in Minturn
- Players Meeting: TBD, one hour after Round 4 scores are in and finalists have been announced (approx. 1:00 p.m.)
- Championship Round: At completion of players meeting (shotgun start)
- Awards: Immediately after completion of Championship Round
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.
Open – Men
Open – Women
- The 2019 Mountain Masters Disc Golf Tournament is a three (3)-day event. Each athlete will participate in four (4) qualifying rounds, to include both skills challenges and stroke play. Venues include: two (2) 18-hole courses at Maloit Park in Minturn, CO and 4 Eagle Ranch in Eagle, CO, one (1) 9-hole accuracy course at Willow Creek Par 3 in Eagle-Vail, CO, a long-drive challenge venue in Eagle-Vail, CO and putting and MPH challenge venues in Vail Village.
- The competition for all athletes will begin at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 7. All athletes will play one qualification round on Friday afternoon, two qualification rounds on Saturday and a fourth qualification round on Sunday morning. The goal of the qualifications is to score as few points as possible during each round of competition.
- The top seventy-two (72) athletes, after all qualifying days (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) are finished, will advance to the Sunday afternoon 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 determined by the final round score.
- Players must use their own discs for all phases of the competition.
- All players will be placed in one of four pools. Pool assignments and tee times will be available by June 1, 2019. Start lists and tee times will be posted on the Mountain Games website, as well as sent to all participants via e-mail. If you are carpooling/requesting same pool as another athlete, notify firstname.lastname@example.org by May 1, 2019.
- This event is not PDGA sanctioned.
- Competition details – including format and scoring – are subject to change.
- 18-Hole Courses – Stroke Play Scoring:
- Qualifications at the 4 Eagle Ranch and 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 4 points plus par for each hole they miss.
- Please note, the Maloit Park 18-hole course is 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.
- The 4 Eagle Ranch course is on private property, and the ranch has asked that there be no open flame and no outside alcohol on the ranch grounds.
- Dogs are not allowed at either course.
- Putting Skills Challenge:
- Players will attempt to make twelve 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 missed 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 with 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 disc between throws.
- The MPH challenge will commence immediately upon competition of the putting 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 stand behind the marked 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.
- Players will get a total of three (3) throws. Only the best throw will be calculated.
- 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
- It is possible to earn negative points for this challenge.
- In the event that the speed gun misfires on a throw that made it through one of the board holes, the player will be given the average score for that hole of the board plus any earned point multipliers for that throw.
- 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, CO. This round will be played with putter and midrange discs only.
- 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.
- Late arrivals will be allowed to join their cards but will be given a score of 8 for each 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 this challenge.
- The best score possible (if a player aces all nine baskets) = -90; worst score (if player fails to land inside of rope length on all nine holes) = 36.
- Long-Drive Skills Challenge:
- The long drive challenge will take place immediately following the completion of the accuracy challenge. Players will proceed from hole 9 of the accuracy challenge to the Homestake Peak School baseball field. Players may not leave the competition area between challenges. If the athlete is not present when their group is up, 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.
- 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 enough 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 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.
- Example Scoring Scenario:
- After three days of qualifying, a player scores:
- 58 on the 18-hole Maloit Park course
- 55 on the 18-hole 4 Eagle Rance course
- 5 on the putting skills challenge (5 missed putts)
- 5.07 on the MPH skills challenge (42 MPH + in-basket bonus)
- 18 on the 9-hole accuracy course in EagleVail (landed in circle two on every hole)
- 6 on the long-drive challenge (two best discs landed in the middle grid for 3 points each)
- Total Score = 147.07 (58+55+5+5.07+18+6)
- After three days of qualifying, a player scores:
REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT OPENS FEBRUARY 6, 2019
REGISTRATION LAUNCH // February 6 – April 5, 2019
EARLY BIRD // April 6 – May 27, 2019
EVENT PRICING // May 28 – June 9, 2019
TOTAL PRIZE PURSE: $8,500
Allocations TBD depending on number of registrants per gender.
First place male and female Open category finishers will win a YETI Panga 50!
The 2019 GoPro Mountain Games Mountain Masters Disc Golf Tournament will be a three (3)-day tournament played in four (4) different venues
“The Legend” @ Maloit Park, Minturn, CO
“The Ranch” @ 4 Eagle Ranch, Wolcott, CO
Putting & MPH Challenges:
Accuracy (9-Hole Course) & Long-Drive Challenges:
Willow Creek Par 3 Course in EagleVail, CO